What is it like to be a professional book editor? Nicole Frail takes us through her journey to become a book editor and the many hats the editor needs to wear. What are publishing seasons, The Big 5, BookStagrammers, as well as the lifecycle of a book? What does she like and dislike about this job? We cover it all!
Today we go beyond the job description and dive into what it’s like to work in the tech biz with Search Engine Optimization and how Rosy Callejas became an SEO Manager.
Ed Conley is a former International Disaster Responder and was in this role for 30+ years. Ed discusses the real day to day of this role and what it’s like to “get the call and GO!” If you’ve ever been interested in what happens from home base to ground zero and back, you’ll want to hear this from someone who has been there and done that…many times.
What does that mean to be a Birth Worker?
For Sam Leeson, this means working with people that need assistance with Fertility, Surrogacy, Adoption, Pregnancy, Labor, Birth, Newborn Parenting, Sibling Preparation, etc. And what is a Doula?
Learn what these roles consist of and how to get into this career. As with anything miraculous, there are downsides as well. Whewf!
Sam, thank you for this behind-the-scenes peek at your amazing work!
Today I spoke with Claudia who is a National Grocery Buyer. She tells us what her day-to-day is like and how she got there. Claudia also gives practical advice for anyone who wants to get into the grocery buying business.
Lia is an electrician who works specifically in industrial data warehouses. We discuss what her day to day is as well as how she got here. What does electrician work look like in the future especially for women and what you can expect to earn. If you or you know someone who wants to be an electrician…this is the episode!
Lia also hosts the Sparky Life Podcast which encourages females to investigate trade careers!
Adina Applebaum is an immigration lawyer. Adina gives us a true insider's perspective about what she has seen while in this role...from the different types of immigration law to why this is a such rewarding field for those looking to get into social justice. So many "ah-ha" nuggets in this short chat. Thanks for this one, Adina. I learned a TON! If you want to learn more about Immigration Law - here you go!
Farzana Noorzay is a Vice President of Data Science and Analytics. Farzana tells me what it's like to work in Data Science and how she got to where she is today in this field. We also discuss changes in Data Science throughout the years and how to stay on top of the latest technology for this industry.
If you want to learn more about Data Science from someone who knows the ropes, this episode is for you!
Drew Castillo is a Corporate Training Manager with a wide range of experience in adult learning. We discussed what is involved in corporate training, what it takes to be a trainer and why this is a pretty cool gig for teachers who want to transition into a higher paying job! If you're an educator, this episode is for you.
Laura Arroyo is an education program coordinator at George Washington University. We talk about what the day to day job consists of, overseeing students in their first jobs and how a "happy accident" got Laura to the career of her dreams. If you're interested in working in higher education, this is the episode for you!
Dr. Patrice Buckner Jackson tells me what it's really like behind the scenes as an Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Augusta University in Georgia. The job is 24/7 and Dr. Jackson loves every minute of it! Hear what it's like to work in student affairs at the university level.
Shannon describes her role as a Waste Engineering Consultant. She also talks about earning potential and how she got here.
Crystal tells me what it's like to be an EMT. She talks about how she got here, the day to day job duties and gives advice for people who want to become an EMT.
Nicole Rhone tells me what it's really like to be a Human Resources Manager. She talks about HR multi-tasking and why it's important to partner with HR early and often.
George Chavez has been a 5th grade school teacher for over 20 years! George shares the behind the scenes of preparation, getting certified as a teacher and he talks about what it takes to be an educator. George also tells me what it's really like as a job and why he enjoys it so much!
Martin Martinez is a Congressional Relations Officer on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. He tells me what his position is about and how he got there.
Victoria Robertson is an opera singer in San Diego and has performed for several symphony orchestras including the La Jolla Symphony, San Diego Opera, and the Opera Santa Barbara. Victoria gives me a “behind the scenes” look at what it’s like to be an opera singer, how she got here and gives great advice for those who want to get into this as a career. Visit her website: https://www.victoriarobertson.com/See Victoria’s TEDx talk: https://bit.ly/39MdNWCInstagram: @v_sings
DEA Special Agent Michael Miller tells me what it's really like to be in the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) and how he got there.
Lucia Galardo Johnson shares details about what it's really like to be a professional mediator, different types of mediation and how she got to where she is now.
The Honorable Judge Sergio Tapia, II tells me the day to day of what it's like to be a judge, how he got here and gives advice to those who want to become a judge.
Ken Childs is a Private Investigator in Los Angeles and he tells me what it's really like to work as a P.I.
Mike Tockstein talks to me about what it's really like to to be a professional Pyrotechnician.
Sarah Falk talks about her road to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Sarah discusses what career options are available and what to look for. This is great information for you if you're thinking of becoming a social worker!
Denise tells me what it's really like to be a casino dealer.
J.J. Harrison tells me what it's really like to be a Rodeo Clown/Barrel Person.
Jeanine tells me what it's like to be a Cheesemonger in San Francisco, California.
Carrie McGhee tells me what it's really like to be a Mortician.
Felipe tells me what it's really like to be an Anesthesiologist.
Dr. Christina Tran shares what it's really like to be a Veterinarian.
Janae tells me what it's like to be a 911 dispatcher.
Natasha and I discuss the ups and downs of her job as an executive pastry chef. We also discuss how she got there and what to expect when getting into the culinary biz.
Rosa and I discuss her day-to-day duties in her role as a city assistant traffic engineer. Rosa also tells me how she got to that position and provides tips for those heading in a similar direction in engineering.
Roberto tells me what it's like to be a Clinical Biomedical Engineer in a hospital setting. We also discuss how he got there and he offers advice on how to get there.
Karina tells me what it's really like to be a Dental Hygenist.
Henry tells me what it's really like to be a movie theater projectionist in Los Angeles.
What is an Organizational Effectiveness Specialist? Diane talks to me about her day to day activities as well as the path she took to get here.
Today I talked to a former NBA Strength & Conditioning Coach. We discussed the day-to-day job duties, pay, perks and ups & downs of this job.
David is a firefighter with the Los Angeles Fire Department. He shares inside information with me about what it's like, what to expect and how to get into firefighting as a career.
Today I talked to airplane pilot, Phil. Phil shares his experience as a corporate pilot, his career path and advice for those who want to be a pilot.
Jared Mesa is a Ballet Master at Western Arkansas Ballet. He talks about performing, conditioning and what it takes to be a professional dancer.
Finance Director, Mike Arjaev tells me what a finance analyst does and how to best navigate through a finance career.
Burbank City Traffic Commissioner Andre Krikorian talks about what he does as a traffic commissioner and how he worked to serve in this office.
Steve Emerson is a real estate agent in San Diego. He gives me his perspective on what it's like in the biz on a day to day basis.
Professional Los Angeles musician Ronnie Gutierrez gives me an inside perspective on what it's like to be a musician and how he got here.
Steve Henry is a Stand Up Comic in Los Angeles. He tells me what it's like behind the scenes to "make it" and what he's gone through to get here.
Deana is the owner of a mobile dog grooming business in Los Angeles. She gives me an inside look at what it's like and how she got there.
Today I talked with Kim, an entertainment attorney for a major television production company in Los Angeles. She discussed what it's really like to be an entertainment lawyer and how she go to get where she is today.
Street artist and L.A. native Karlos "Bumps" Marquez tells me how he got into street art and what he's doing now.
Today I talk with Amy about her experience working as a makeup artist and cosmetic sales person for high end cosmetics line. We discuss how she worked her way up the ladder and what it’s really like behind the scenes.
I visited with a Director of IT at a major entertainment studio in Los Angeles. We talked about what she does, how she got there and advice for those wanting to work in Information Technology.
Today, I took an inside look at what it took Gabby to transform mentally & physically into an fitness competition contestant.
Here's a quick look inside the job a of an internal medicine clinical nurse and how she got there.