DNA of a Professional Podcast

Tareka Wheeler

This is the DNA of a Professional Podcast with Tareka Wheeler, Career and Work-life Strategist. She's committed to helping professionals discover their defined natural abilities to succeed so they can advance in their careers and increase their income without sacrificing work-life harmony. Tareka will educate, liberate, and empower you each week, while sharing lessons and strategies you can use no matter where you are in your career. If you're ready to take your career to the next level and achieve your professional and personal goals, you are in the right place. read less
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EP103: How to Take Off Your Mask and Be Your Authentic Self
6d ago
EP103: How to Take Off Your Mask and Be Your Authentic Self
Welcome back to DNA of a Professional.  Today, Tareka delves into the topic of being our authentic selves to achieve career success. Tareka discusses the challenges of conforming to societal and workplace pressures, highlighting the need to build authentic relationships and align core values with professional environments.  This episode may be challenging, but it's essential for achieving the success we aspire to in our careers. Some reflective questions are: "Who am I?" and "Where do I want to be?" to gain a deeper understanding of our authentic selves. Tareka also emphasizes the importance of consistency, intentionality, and alignment with core values in fostering authenticity. With helpful insights, Tareka emphasizes the need for us to be our true selves, build genuine relationships, and navigate our professional journeys with confidence and authenticity.  Tune in, and join Tareka in this episode as she inspires us to say goodbye to the mask and celebrate the beauty of being authentic in both of our careers and personal lives. KEY POINTS: - On building relationships based on authenticity in the workplace - The importance of having core values aligned with the environment  - On taking time to reflect on who you are and where you want to be - On navigating abilities and strengths to be your authentic self  - Show up: The pivotal role of consistency in actions and behaviors - How this journey of authenticity starts with yourself  - On establishing a strong relationship with yourself first before others  - Let go of the mask and embrace your authenticity for growth and success QUOTES:  “Don't be scared to tap into who you are and don't be scared to let the world know who you are because we need you. The world needs you, but they need your authentic self.” — Tareka Wheeler “I want you to celebrate life and start to be your authentic self. Show up and be you.” — Tareka Wheeler RESOURCES: - Visit The Professional DNA Podcast  - Schedule a Free Discovery Call! Let's talk about where you are and where you want to be in your career or business - Ask a Career Question! Have a career development or work-life harmony questions? Email Tareka at @infoyourprofessionaldna.com and use the subject line "Career Question". - Learn More! Visit https://twstrategicsolutions.com/ to download free resources and explore her career development services.  - Be sure to sign up for the Achiever Community email list to get weekly affirmations, career strategies, notifications about upcoming trainings, and so much more. Sign Up Today!  Follow Tareka on social media: LinkedIn | Tareka Wheeler _PMP - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tareka-wheeler-pmp/  IG | @tareka_thestrategist - https://www.instagram.com/tareka_thestrategist  FB | @ProfessionalDNA - https://www.facebook.com/ProfessionalDNA  --- Send in a voice message here  DNA of a Professional is produced by EPYC Media Network
EP102: Unboxing Your Ability to Lead
May 6 2024
EP102: Unboxing Your Ability to Lead
In this episode, your host Tareka shares helpful insights on how to unlock your leadership potential by focusing on key areas like motivation, trust-building, effective communication, creating a positive work environment, and encouraging growth and development.  Tareka encourages us to reflect on our own leadership abilities and consider how we can unbox our potential to lead with authenticity and impact. As a big proponent of coaching and mentorship, she emphasizes as a leader, it is important to remember the importance of nurturing growth and development within your team. Explore how to leverage your professional DNA to become a more impactful leader in your space.  Tune in to gain valuable insights and strategies for becoming a more effective and influential leader in your professional journey today!  KEY POINTS: - How anyone can be a leader and create an impact  - The importance of building and maintaining trust with the team - The pivotal role of effective communication in leadership - On creating a workspace that fosters positivity and growth - On recognizing the value of continuous learning and development - The importance of having a leadership mindset  - On embracing confidence, hustle, and empowering others - On helping team members to discover potential and leverage their professional DNA  QUOTES:  "You are a self-defined leader, and you can show up in an incredible way to lead and influence others." — Tareka Wheeler “When you as an individual, as a leader, believe in growth and development, you have an ability to lead others through this lens or this space of growth and development so that they understand that their professional development is important to you.” — Tareka Wheeler “Unboxing your ability to lead is not easy, but unboxing your ability to lead if you are a leader or an aspiring leader is necessary.” — Tareka Wheeler RESOURCES: - Visit The Professional DNA Podcast  - Schedule a Free Discovery Call! Let's talk about where you are and where you want to be in your career or business - Ask a Career Question! Have a career development or work-life harmony questions? Email Tareka at @infoyourprofessionaldna.com and use the subject line "Career Question". - Learn More! Visit https://twstrategicsolutions.com/ to download free resources and explore her career development services.  - Be sure to sign up for the Achiever Community email list to get weekly affirmations, career strategies, notifications about upcoming trainings, and so much more. Sign Up Today!  Follow Tareka on social media: LinkedIn | Tareka Wheeler _PMP - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tareka-wheeler-pmp/  IG | @tareka_thestrategist - https://www.instagram.com/tareka_thestrategist  FB | @ProfessionalDNA - https://www.facebook.com/ProfessionalDNA  --- Send in a voice message here  DNA of a Professional is produced by EPYC Media Network
EP101: Why Are You Struggling with Time Management and How to Fix It
Apr 29 2024
EP101: Why Are You Struggling with Time Management and How to Fix It
Welcome back to DNA of a Professional!  Today, your host Tareka unravels an episode on reasons why you are struggling with time management and how to fix it. Tareka delves into the concept of time management, emphasizing on the importance of understanding and managing how we interact with time. She also breaks down the common struggles individuals face in managing their time effectively, highlighting the importance of setting priorities, maintaining focus, being honest with oneself, and also integrating work-life harmony. By addressing the root causes of time management struggles and providing practical solutions like time blocking, focusing on priorities, and consolidating schedules, Tareka truly empowers professionals to take control of their time and work towards achieving their goals.  Discover how you can optimize your time management skills and unlock your full potential in both your personal and professional endeavors. Tune in! KEY POINTS: - How to fix time management struggles  - The importance of prioritizing rest and work hours  - The pivotal role of time blocking to plan out daily tasks and activities - Lack of focus as a key time management issue  - Self-reflection and setting boundaries to pursue personal goals  - Vision board as a powerful tool for strategies - Time management: desire, goals, and life’s vision - The importance of ‘work-life harmony’, not balance - On being intentional about having time management  QUOTES:  “When you know what you're pursuing and career in business in life as a whole – your fitness goals, your financial goals, whatever it may be; when you are serious about that, you will take the time. And you will put energy into protecting.”  — Tareka Wheeler “One of the reasons why you're struggling with time management is that you're not keying into what are the things that need to do each day, and planning for that on a daily basis.”  — Tareka Wheeler RESOURCES: - Visit The Professional DNA Podcast  - Schedule a Free Discovery Call! Let's talk about where you are and where you want to be in your career or business - Ask a Career Question! Have a career development or work-life harmony questions? Email Tareka at @infoyourprofessionaldna.com and use the subject line "Career Question". - Learn More! Visit https://twstrategicsolutions.com/ to download free resources and explore her career development services.  - Be sure to sign up for the Achiever Community email list to get weekly affirmations, career strategies, notifications about upcoming trainings, and so much more. Sign Up Today!  Follow Tareka on social media: LinkedIn | Tareka Wheeler _PMP - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tareka-wheeler-pmp/  IG | @tareka_thestrategist - https://www.instagram.com/tareka_thestrategist  FB | @ProfessionalDNA - https://www.facebook.com/ProfessionalDNA  --- Send in a voice message here  DNA of a Professional is produced by EPYC Media Network
EP100: Are You on the Right Career Path? with Kanika Tolver
Apr 1 2024
EP100: Are You on the Right Career Path? with Kanika Tolver
In this episode, your host Tareka discusses with Kanika Tolver, the esteemed CEO and founder of Career Rehab, LLC based in Washington, D.C.  Drawing from her acclaimed book, 'Career Rehab: Rebuild Your Personal Brand and Rethink the Way You Work,' Kanika shares invaluable insights on navigating the intricate pathways of professional growth. Kanika also emphasizes the significance of cultivating one's Professional DNA, underscoring the vital role of personal branding and networking in today's competitive landscape. She delves into the essence of rehab, not merely as a career transition but as a profound journey of self-reflection and emotional healing. Our conversation embarks on a journey of self-discovery and professional reinvention, emphasizing on ways to prepare for career transformation and choosing a fulfilling career path. So, join us as we delve into the depths of career transformation and get ready on a quest to realign with your true calling. Tune in!  KEY POINTS: - Kanika’s Professional DNA on how she connects with people - The importance of personal branding and networking - On using ‘brag sheet’ for career advancement  - Kanika’s definition of rehab and its importance - Some challenges in career transformation and personal growth  - The pivotal role of self-reflection and emotional healing  - On prioritizing self-care and having boundaries  - Steps: Be ready for transformation, identify career path, and create a plan  - Personal and professional branding in digital age  - Rebranding with 3M's: Clear messaging, marketing, and monetization - Choose a career path that aligns with personal goals and values - On having a shift from employee mindset to brand mindset QUOTES:  “If you don't have one — a brag sheet, a brag notebook, a brag post-it — you need a place where you are constantly documenting your successes, your wins, [and] the things that you are accomplishing big, medium, small. You need that. I think you need it to help you build and maintain confidence.”  — Kanika Tolver “If anybody has read my book, I don't start the book off talking about jumping into career rehab advice. I talk about self-reflection and career rehab diagnosis.” — Kanika Tolver GUEST RESOURCES: Kanika Tolver  Website | kanikatolver.com LinkedIn | @kanikatolver Grab your Career Rehab: Rebuild Your Personal Brand and Rethink the Way You Work book here!  RESOURCES: - Visit The Professional DNA Podcast  - Schedule a Free Discovery Call! Let's talk about where you are and where you want to be in your career or business - Ask a Career Question! Have a career development or work-life harmony questions? Email Tareka at @infoyourprofessionaldna.com and use the subject line "Career Question". - Learn More! Visit https://twstrategicsolutions.com/ to download free resources and explore her career development services.  - Be sure to sign up for the Achiever Community email list to get weekly affirmations, career strategies, notifications about upcoming trainings, and so much more. Sign Up Today!  Follow Tareka on social media: LinkedIn | Tareka Wheeler _PMP - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tareka-wheeler-pmp/  IG | @tareka_thestrategist - https://www.instagram.com/tareka_thestrategist  FB | @ProfessionalDNA - https://www.facebook.com/ProfessionalDNA  --- Send in a voice message here  DNA of a Professional is produced by EPYC Media Network
EP99: Don't Be Afraid to Pivot Into Your Dream Career with Dr. Ebere Sonoiki
Mar 25 2024
EP99: Don't Be Afraid to Pivot Into Your Dream Career with Dr. Ebere Sonoiki
Welcome back to DNA of a Professional Podcast!  Today, your host Tareka engages in a compelling conversation with Dr. Ebere Sonoiki, guiding listeners through a transformative exploration of pursuing one's true calling. Dr. Sonoiki shares insights on recognizing the importance of life's timing and seizing unexpected opportunities, highlighting the role of these elements in shaping a fulfilling career. Together, they share valuable strategies for making decisive career pivots, appreciating the process, and navigating the challenges that come with embracing discomfort. You’ll also explore the importance of courageously following your true calling, even when it goes against societal expectations, and the liberating impact it can have on personal fulfillment.  It’s time to find courage amidst uncertainty and realize the potential growth in unexpected places! This episode is a dose of motivation and practical advice on navigating the twists and turns of your professional journey.  Tune in for an inspiring conversation with Dr. Ebere and Tareka, guiding you in the pursuit of your dreams! KEY POINTS: - On the journey of self-discovery and finding your passion - Embrace your timeline: The impact of age on the decision-making process - How community and mutually beneficial relationships can support you - The significance of following your true calling despite societal norms - On the importance of life’s timing and unexpected opportunities - Learn your next move: Be decisive and strategize in career pivoting - Make a pivot, appreciate the process, and embrace the discomfort - How to stay authentic and be of inspiration QUOTES:  “What matters is — when you get clarity about what you're supposed to do, and when you have that clarity, and you just can't let that go…  that what keeps you up all night that ‘this is not right, but I know what is’ —  go get that.” — Dr. Ebere Sonoiki "Nothing about this process is easy, nothing about it is comfortable, but everything about it is worth it." — Dr. Ebere Sonoiki "I believe in work-life harmony. You hear a lot of people talk about work-life balance, and actually think work-life balance is pretty difficult, almost nearly impossible to achieve. Work-life harmony is about being present; and being present in all the different dynamic areas of your life." — Tareka Wheeler GUEST RESOURCES: Dr. Ebere Sonoiki IG: @dreberesonoiki LinkedIn:ebere-sonoiki YouTube: @dreberesonoiki  RESOURCES: - Visit The Professional DNA Podcast  - Schedule a Free Discovery Call! Let's talk about where you are and where you want to be in your career or business - Ask a Career Question! Have a career development or work-life harmony questions? Email Tareka at @infoyourprofessionaldna.com and use the subject line "Career Question". - Learn More! Visit https://twstrategicsolutions.com/ to download free resources and explore her career development services.  - Be sure to sign up for the Achiever Community email list to get weekly affirmations, career strategies, notifications about upcoming trainings, and so much more. Sign Up Today!  Follow Tareka on social media: LinkedIn | Tareka Wheeler _PMP - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tareka-wheeler-pmp/  IG | @professional_dna - https://www.instagram.com/professional_dna/  FB | @ProfessionalDNA - https://www.facebook.com/ProfessionalDNA  --- Send in a voice message here  DNA of a Professional is produced by EPYC Media Network
EP98: Mastering Leadership Branding and Reputation Management with Allison McFarlane
Mar 18 2024
EP98: Mastering Leadership Branding and Reputation Management with Allison McFarlane
In this episode, your host Tareka is joined by special guest Allison McFarland, Founder and CEO of Allison McFarlane Inc., unraveling the secrets of leadership branding and reputation management. Allison's unwavering dedication and unique personal brand shine through, emphasizing genuine care for people and active involvement in women's empowerment.  She also shares personal branding expertise and LinkedIn's professional reputation management expertise, offering valuable insights into managing a digital footprint and providing executive coaching and leadership development strategies. Together, their discussion delves into key insights on leadership, branding, and consistency during transitions, addressing challenges in finance and accounting, personal growth opportunities, and the crucial intersection of leadership and personal development.  Are you ready to unlock the secrets of leadership branding, coaching, and reputation management? Join the conversation in forging a powerful community where women connect, share ideas and empower each other on their unique career journeys. Don't miss out—tune in and redefine your path to success! KEY POINTS: - Allison’s leadership story of advocacy, empowering women - What are the keys to success in career and business? - Understanding the importance of leadership branding - The pivotal role of consistency and stability in being a leader - Common challenges faced by leaders in the finance and banking space - The importance of giving people opportunities  - How coaching helps in self-improvement, career advancement, and personal growth - Immerse yourself: Expand your network by learning from others  - Strategies to consistently demonstrate a positive personal brand QUOTES:  "When I think of leadership branding, I'm thinking of how this person shows up who this person is, regardless of what's going on." — Allison McFarlane "If you have a desire to move into a space where you are managing people, and you're responsible for developing or nurturing high-performing teams, then you should aspire to be a leader. And it's being a leader who is modeling behavior [and] practices that you want [to be] seen or carried out by others." — Tareka Wheeler GUEST RESOURCES: Allison McFarlane Website: Allison McFarlane Inc.  LinkedIn:@allisonmcfarlaneinc  RESOURCES: - Visit The Professional DNA Podcast  - Schedule a Free Discovery Call! Let's talk about where you are and where you want to be in your career or business - Ask a Career Question! Have a career development or work-life harmony questions? Email Tareka at @infoyourprofessionaldna.com and use the subject line "Career Question". - Learn More! Visit https://twstrategicsolutions.com/ to download free resources and explore her career development services.  - Be sure to sign up for the Achiever Community email list to get weekly affirmations, career strategies, notifications about upcoming trainings, and so much more. Sign Up Today!  Follow Tareka on social media: LinkedIn | Tareka Wheeler _PMP - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tareka-wheeler-pmp/  IG | @professional_dna - https://www.instagram.com/professional_dna/  FB | @ProfessionalDNA - https://www.facebook.com/ProfessionalDNA  --- Send in a voice message here  DNA of a Professional is produced by EPYC Media Network
EP97: How to Set Your Future Self Up For Success
Mar 11 2024
EP97: How to Set Your Future Self Up For Success
In this episode,Tareka delves into the art of planning for future success, offering valuable guidance on how to shape your path toward personal and professional growth. Tareka advocates for a strategic approach by using a dedicated notebook to document your goals and actions. Throughout the episode, she underscores the importance of staying connected, self-reflection, and aligning values for clarity. Tareka also guides you through setting SMART goals, building consistent habits, and breaking bad habits for personal growth. She emphasizes the ongoing preparation for career success, guiding you to explore your professional DNA and embrace its inherent qualities.  Don't miss out on the transformative insights that will set you on a trajectory toward a future defined by achievement and fulfillment. Tune in for a roadmap to success that combines practical strategies to empower your innate potential today! KEY POINTS: - The pivotal role of planning for one's future - Pro tip: Have a strategic approach to your goals  - Track your progress and experience of success  - The importance of self-reflection in defining success - On goal setting, methodologies, and values alignment  - How consistent habits influence one’s success - Preparing for career advancement in the present vs waiting for an opportunity - Embrace your necessary qualities, unique career and life journey  QUOTES:  "Doing that reflection is so important. Self-reflection is actually one of the first steps that you can take to begin to craft this roadmap for the success that you have defined." — Tareka Wheeler "If you want to set your future self up for success, you've got to train your brain to win. And the way you train your brain to win is that once you have been able to set a goal and achieve it, you're going to keep repeating that process; and your brain is going to remember what that feels like." — Tareka Wheeler RESOURCES: - Visit The Professional DNA Podcast  - Schedule a Free Discovery Call! Let's talk about where you are and where you want to be in your career or business - Ask a Career Question! Have a career development or work-life harmony questions? Email Tareka at @infoyourprofessionaldna.com and use the subject line "Career Question". - Learn More! Visit https://twstrategicsolutions.com/ to download free resources and explore her career development services.  - Be sure to sign up for the Achiever Community email list to get weekly affirmations, career strategies, notifications about upcoming trainings, and so much more. Sign Up Today!  Follow Tareka on social media: LinkedIn | Tareka Wheeler _PMP - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tareka-wheeler-pmp/  IG | @professional_dna - https://www.instagram.com/professional_dna/  FB | @ProfessionalDNA - https://www.facebook.com/ProfessionalDNA  --- Send in a voice message here  DNA of a Professional is produced by EPYC Media Network
EP96: Why You Need to Tighten Up Your Personal Brand
Mar 4 2024
EP96: Why You Need to Tighten Up Your Personal Brand
In this episode, your host Tareka explores the critical importance of honing your personal brand.  Beyond just a resume, your personal brand is the collective impression others have of you, extending beyond the workplace into your everyday interactions. And when it comes to personal branding, Tareka emphasizes the importance of authenticity, to be consistent and also genuine in your self-presentation. By delving into your core values, strengths, and the value you bring, Tareka guides you through crafting a brand that truly reflects your authentic self. She also highlights the power of consistency and the impact of a well-defined personal brand. As Tareka eloquently puts it, your brand is a magnet for opportunities, attracting the right offers, collaborations, and growth possibilities. Join Tareka on this journey of self-discovery and learn how to discover how tightening up your personal brand has the power to unlock pathways to your success and fulfillment. Tune in!   KEY POINTS: - How to succeed in a career without sacrificing work-life balance - The importance of showing up and having a personal branding - Understanding self-perception vs others’ perception  - In focus: Improving on how you want to be perceived - Developing confidence and authenticity in professional settings - On having self-awareness and reputation management  - Consistency is key, leverage your unique personality traits and skills - The pivotal role of embracing your unique professional DNA QUOTES:  "There are still opportunities out there for you, but you have to know your brand. And you have to stop putting your brand in places where it does not belong — you’re not going to thrive, you're not going to grow, and you're not going to be in the best position for yourself."  — Tareka Wheeler "Your personal brand is something that can evolve… Your brand is going to grow, which is why it's so important that we got to tighten it up now so that you have room for growth and expansion." — Tareka Wheeler RESOURCES: - Visit The Professional DNA Podcast  - Schedule a Free Discovery Call! Let's talk about where you are and where you want to be in your career or business - Ask a Career Question! Have a career development or work-life harmony questions? Email Tareka at @infoyourprofessionaldna.com and use the subject line "Career Question". - Learn More! Visit https://twstrategicsolutions.com/ to download free resources and explore her career development services.  - Be sure to sign up for the Achiever Community email list to get weekly affirmations, career strategies, notifications about upcoming trainings, and so much more. Sign Up Today!  Follow Tareka on social media: LinkedIn | Tareka Wheeler _PMP - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tareka-wheeler-pmp/  IG | @professional_dna - https://www.instagram.com/professional_dna/  FB | @ProfessionalDNA - https://www.facebook.com/ProfessionalDNA  --- Send in a voice message here  DNA of a Professional is produced by EPYC Media Network
EP95: Welcome to DNA of a Professional Podcast Season 4!
Feb 26 2024
EP95: Welcome to DNA of a Professional Podcast Season 4!
Welcome to Season 4 of the DNA of a Professional Podcast!  Your host Tareka Wheeler is excited to launch this new season with a positive outlook and promising episodes for 2024. This season, join Tareka in exploring how to showcase your unique, best self at work while growing both professionally and personally.  Exciting news for Season 4 - we're now on YouTube! Subscribe to visual insights, strategies, and stories from guests navigating diverse professional paths. We're delving into three keywords: confidence, grind, and hustle, and redefining what they mean for you. Whether you're a working parent, project manager, or navigating your career, there's something here to inspire and resonate with everyone. Remember, you have everything inside you to be your best and unique self—your Professional DNA. See you in the next episodes! RESOURCES: - Visit The Professional DNA Podcast  - Schedule a Free Discovery Call! Let's talk about where you are and where you want to be in your career or business - Ask a Career Question! Have a career development or work-life harmony questions? Email Tareka at @infoyourprofessionaldna.com and use the subject line "Career Question". - Learn More! Visit https://twstrategicsolutions.com/ to download free resources and explore her career development services.  - Be sure to sign up for the Achiever Community email list to get weekly affirmations, career strategies, notifications about upcoming trainings, and so much more. Sign Up Today!  Follow Tareka on social media: LinkedIn | Tareka Wheeler _PMP - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tareka-wheeler-pmp/  IG | @professional_dna - https://www.instagram.com/professional_dna/  FB | @ProfessionalDNA - https://www.facebook.com/ProfessionalDNA  --- Send in a voice message here  DNA of a Professional is produced by EPYC Media Network
DNA of a Professional Podcast Trailer
Feb 26 2024
DNA of a Professional Podcast Trailer
Welcome to DNA of a Professional podcast.  I am Tareka Wheeler, PMP. As a Career & Mindset Strategist, this podcast will be more than just career advice—it's a transformative journey. My goal is to excite, educate, and liberate you in ways you've never imagined. We’ll delve into the toughest challenges professionals face and explore how you can leverage your unique professional DNA to conquer them. I firmly believe that success isn't just about hard work; it's about recognizing and utilizing your inherent abilities to thrive.  So, join me on each insightful episode as we lift our heads, seize opportunities, and elevate our careers to new heights! I can't wait to embark on this empowering journey with you.  Together, let's unlock the full potential of your professional DNA, paving the way for extraordinary success! RESOURCES: - Visit The Professional DNA Podcast  - Schedule a Free Discovery Call! Let's talk about where you are and where you want to be in your career or business - Ask a Career Question! Have a career development or work-life harmony questions? Email Tareka at @infoyourprofessionaldna.com and use the subject line "Career Question". - Learn More! Visit https://twstrategicsolutions.com/ to download free resources and explore her career development services.  - Be sure to sign up for the Achiever Community email list to get weekly affirmations, career strategies, notifications about upcoming trainings, and so much more. Sign Up Today!  Follow Tareka on social media: LinkedIn | Tareka Wheeler _PMP - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tareka-wheeler-pmp/  IG | @professional_dna - https://www.instagram.com/professional_dna/  FB | @ProfessionalDNA - https://www.facebook.com/ProfessionalDNA  --- Send in a voice message here  DNA of a Professional is produced by EPYC Media Network
How to Start Building Your Personal Brand - EP. 94
Jun 25 2023
How to Start Building Your Personal Brand - EP. 94
Your personal brand is the foundation of your career. In this episode, your host Tareka Wheeler, explores the art of personal branding and provides practical insights on how to unleash your unique identity to create a powerful personal brand. You will discover the importance of knowing your values, strengths, and passions to differentiate yourself in today's competitive workplace. Tareka explores the importance of crafting a compelling brand story, building an online presence, and amplifying your brand through strategic networking. Tune in to gain the knowledge and inspiration to start developing your personal brand and unlock new career opportunities. EPISODE RESOURCES: - EXPAND 2023 Live Updates - Sign Up Today! - Schedule a Free Discovery Call! Let's talk about where you are and where you want to be in your career or business - Ask a Career Question! Have a career development or work-life harmony questions? Email Tareka at info@yourprofessionaldna.com and use the subject line "Career Question". - Learn More! Visit www.twstrategicsolutions.com to download free resources and explore her career development services at  - Be sure to sign up for the Achiever Community email list to get weekly affirmations, career strategies, notifications about upcoming trainings, and so much more. Sign Up Today! Follow Tareka on social media: LinkedIn | Tareka Wheeler _PMP - linkedin.com/in/tareka-wheeler-pmp/ IG | @professional_dna - instagram.com/professional_dna/ FB | @ProfessionalDNA - facebook.com/ProfessionalDNA --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pdnapodcast/message
Get It Together: Strategies to Increase Productivity and Organization at Work - EP.94
Jun 18 2023
Get It Together: Strategies to Increase Productivity and Organization at Work - EP.94
It's time to stop normalizing organized chaos! There is no such thing. In this episode, your host Tareka Wheeler is helping to pull it together so you can increase your productivity and get organized at work. There is nothing worse than working hard and feeling like you didn't get anything done, or not being able to find that one file you need for hours because your desk is a mess. Tareka is providing you with strategies to help you be more productive and learn how to be a little more organized so you can move forward and upward in your career. Tune in if you're ready to get it together. EPISODE RESOURCES: - Time Management Tool - Forbes article on the Pomodoro Method and a Free Timer - Visit www.theprofessionaldnapodcast.com  - Schedule a Free Discovery Call! Let's talk about where you are and where you want to be in your career or business - Ask a Career Question! Have a career development or work-life harmony questions? Email Tareka at info@yourprofessionaldna.com and use the subject line "Career Question". - Learn More! Visit www.twstrategicsolutions.com to download free resources and explore her career development services at  Be sure to sign up for the Achiever Community email list to get weekly affirmations, career strategies, notifications about upcoming trainings, and so much more. Sign Up Today! Follow Tareka on social media: LinkedIn | Tareka Wheeler _PMP - linkedin.com/in/tareka-wheeler-pmp/ IG | @professional_dna - instagram.com/professional_dna/ FB | @ProfessionalDNA - facebook.com/ProfessionalDNA Twitter | @YourPDNA - twitter.com/YourPDNA --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pdnapodcast/message
How to Stop Guessing and Start Being Strategic About Your Career - EP. 93
Jun 12 2023
How to Stop Guessing and Start Being Strategic About Your Career - EP. 93
As a kid, playing the guessing game was always fun. However, as a professional guessing about your next move, promotion, or opportunity is not fun at all. During this episode, your host Tareka Wheeler is sharing several strategies to help you stop guessing about what's next in your career. When you start being strategic, it opens up a world of opportunities, and allows to own and drive your career journey. Tune in to this episode if you are ready to get strategic about your career and to finally start seeing the advancement you desire. EPISODE RESOURCES: - Visit www.theprofessionaldnapodcast.com  - Schedule a Free Discovery Call! Let's talk about where you are and where you want to be in your career or business - Ask a Career Question! Have a career development or work-life harmony questions? Email Tareka at info@yourprofessionaldna.com and use the subject line "Career Question". - Learn More! Visit www.twstrategicsolutions.com to download free resources and explore her career development services at  Be sure to sign up for the Achiever Community email list to get weekly affirmations, career strategies, notifications about upcoming trainings, and so much more. Sign Up Today! Follow Tareka on social media: LinkedIn | Tareka Wheeler _PMP - linkedin.com/in/tareka-wheeler-pmp/ IG | @professional_dna - instagram.com/professional_dna/ FB | @ProfessionalDNA - facebook.com/ProfessionalDNA Twitter | @YourPDNA - twitter.com/YourPDNA --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pdnapodcast/message
5 Things Holding You Back In Your Career - EP. 92
Jun 4 2023
5 Things Holding You Back In Your Career - EP. 92
Sometimes it's not them! As a professional, you can hold yourself back if you're not careful. Taking responsibility for your career is a must. This means you have to have a great sense of self awareness so you can recognize when you might be getting in your own way. In this episode, your host Tareka Wheeler is sharing five things you might be doing that's holding you back in your career. Everyone wants to achieve success. The problem is that not everyone knows how to actually achieve their desired success. Tareka is breaking down five show stoppers that you might not realize are serving as a hinderance to your career. If you're ready to step aside from what's holding your back, and step into what can push you forward, this episode is for you. EPISODE RESOURCES: - Visit ⁠www.theprofessionaldnapodcast.com ⁠ - ⁠Schedule a Free Discovery Call!⁠ Let's talk about where you are and where you want to be in your career or business - Ask a Career Question! Have a career development or work-life harmony questions? Email Tareka at ⁠info@yourprofessionaldna.com⁠ and use the subject line "Career Question". - Learn More! Visit ⁠www.twstrategicsolutions.com⁠ to download free resources and explore her career development services at  Be sure to sign up for the Achiever Community email list to get weekly affirmations, career strategies, notifications about upcoming trainings, and so much more. ⁠Sign Up Today!⁠ Follow Tareka on social media: LinkedIn | Tareka Wheeler _PMP - ⁠linkedin.com/in/tareka-wheeler-pmp/⁠ IG | @professional_dna - ⁠instagram.com/professional_dna/⁠ FB | @ProfessionalDNA - ⁠facebook.com/ProfessionalDNA⁠ Twitter | @YourPDNA -⁠ twitter.com/YourPDNA⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pdnapodcast/message
How to Tackle Difficult Conversations in The Workplace - EP. 91
May 28 2023
How to Tackle Difficult Conversations in The Workplace - EP. 91
If you’re gearing up for a conversation you’ve labeled “difficult,” you’re more likely to feel nervous and upset about it beforehand. During this episode, your host Tareka Wheeler provides you with three key strategies that you can start using today to tackle or prevent difficult conversations. Whether it’s about performance, workplace conflict, sharing negative feedback, or discussing personal issues, being able to address sensitive subjects is an essential part of becoming leader, or just being a contributing professional. Difficult conversations are inevitable. Tune in to this episode to add a few additional tools in your toolbox to tackle them. EPISODE RESOURCES: - Visit www.theprofessionaldnapodcast.com  - Schedule a Free Discovery Call! Let's talk about where you are and where you want to be in your career or business - Ask a Career Question! Have a career development or work-life harmony questions? Email Tareka at info@yourprofessionaldna.com and use the subject line "Career Question". - Learn More! Visit www.twstrategicsolutions.com to download free resources and explore her career development services at  Be sure to sign up for the Achiever Community email list to get weekly affirmations, career strategies, notifications about upcoming trainings, and so much more. Sign Up Today! Follow Tareka on social media: LinkedIn | Tareka Wheeler _PMP - linkedin.com/in/tareka-wheeler-pmp/ IG | @professional_dna - instagram.com/professional_dna/ FB | @ProfessionalDNA - facebook.com/ProfessionalDNA Twitter | @YourPDNA - twitter.com/YourPDNA --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pdnapodcast/message
Making a Strategic Pause For a Better Start - EP. 90
May 22 2023
Making a Strategic Pause For a Better Start - EP. 90
Taking a pause is different from stopping. Sometimes you need to take a strategic pause to rethink, refresh, and to get a fresh start at working towards your future. In this episode, your host Tareka Wheeler will share why it's important for you to take a pause, and the benefits it will have on your career. The constant grind with no rest can actually be detrimental to your career and your overall wellbeing. This episode is for every high-achiever and high-performer! Tune in today. EPISODE RESOURCES: - Visit www.theprofessionaldnapodcast.com  - Schedule a Free Discovery Call! Let's talk about where you are and where you want to be in your career or business - Ask a Career Question! Have a career development or work-life harmony questions? Email Tareka at info@yourprofessionaldna.com and use the subject line "Career Question". - Learn More! Visit www.twstrategicsolutions.com to download free resources and explore her career development services at  Be sure to sign up for the Achiever Community email list to get weekly affirmations, career strategies, notifications about upcoming trainings, and so much more. Sign Up Today! Follow Tareka on social media: LinkedIn | Tareka Wheeler _PMP - linkedin.com/in/tareka-wheeler-pmp/ IG | @professional_dna - instagram.com/professional_dna/ FB | @ProfessionalDNA - facebook.com/ProfessionalDNA Twitter | @YourPDNA - twitter.com/YourPDNA --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pdnapodcast/message
How to Start Using Your Achievements as the Data You Need to Succeed - EP 89
May 7 2023
How to Start Using Your Achievements as the Data You Need to Succeed - EP 89
Did you know that data reigns supreme? This is especially true in your career. Using achievements as data can be a powerful way for you to advance in your careers. By leveraging your accomplishments and quantifying their impact, you can demonstrate your value and competency to employers, clients, or colleagues. In this episode, your host Tareka Wheeler will share some steps to help you start using your achievements as data to advance in your careers. By transforming your accomplishments into quantifiable results and providing supporting evidence, you can showcase your expertise, stand out from the competition, and advance in your career. Tune in to another must listen episode. KEY POINTS: Identify and document your achievements. It's important to quantify your impact by using measurable metrics when communicating your value. You need supporting evidence to validate your achievements. Having a portfolio can help you communicate your achievements in a concise and visual manner. Continuing to build on your achievements is crucial for career advancement. EPISODE RESOURCES: - Visit www.theprofessionaldnapodcast.com  - Schedule a Free Discovery Call! Let's talk about where you are and where you want to be in your career or business - Ask a Career Question! Have a career development or work-life harmony questions? Email Tareka at info@yourprofessionaldna.com and use the subject line "Career Question". - Learn More! Visit www.twstrategicsolutions.com to download free resources and explore her career development services at  Be sure to sign up for the Achiever Community email list to get weekly affirmations, career strategies, notifications about upcoming trainings, and so much more. Sign Up Today! Follow Tareka on social media: LinkedIn | Tareka Wheeler _PMP - linkedin.com/in/tareka-wheeler-pmp/ IG | @professional_dna - instagram.com/professional_dna/ FB | @ProfessionalDNA - facebook.com/ProfessionalDNA Twitter | @YourPDNA - twitter.com/YourPDNA --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pdnapodcast/message
How to Stop Hiding and Start Shining in Your Career - Ep. 88
Apr 30 2023
How to Stop Hiding and Start Shining in Your Career - Ep. 88
If you are invisible how can they promote you? As a high-achieving professional, you must bring your expertise and skills into plain sight. In this episode, your host Tareka Wheeler will share four strategies you can start using today to stop hiding and to start shining in your career. It's important for the right people to see and hear you, but how? Tareka will share ways you will be able to quickly and consistently show up in multiple areas of your career. By learning and implementing these strategies, you will position yourself for advancement in your career so that you can experience the success you deserve and desire. KEY POINTS: Increasing your visibility in the workplace is essential to your career advancement. Professionals should identify their areas of expertise and take deliberate steps to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. Building a strong professional network is crucial for career visibility. Speaking up and communicating your value is important to advancing in your career. Consider visibility when creating your SMART goals. EPISODE RESOURCES: - Visit www.theprofessionaldnapodcast.com  - Schedule a Free Discovery Call! Let's talk about where you are and where you want to be in your career or business - Ask a Career Question! Have a career development or work-life harmony questions? Email Tareka at info@yourprofessionaldna.com and use the subject line "Career Question". - Learn More! Visit www.twstrategicsolutions.com to download free resources and explore her career development services at  Be sure to sign up for the Achiever Community email list to get weekly affirmations, career strategies, notifications about upcoming trainings, and so much more. Sign Up Today! Follow Tareka on social media: LinkedIn | Tareka Wheeler _PMP - linkedin.com/in/tareka-wheeler-pmp/ IG | @professional_dna - instagram.com/professional_dna/ FB | @ProfessionalDNA - facebook.com/ProfessionalDNA Twitter | @YourPDNA - twitter.com/YourPDNA --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pdnapodcast/message
How To Improve Your Health and Achieve Success By Changing Your Thinking With Dr. Philippe Douyon_Ep. 87
Apr 23 2023
How To Improve Your Health and Achieve Success By Changing Your Thinking With Dr. Philippe Douyon_Ep. 87
Your mind is like a super computer. It serves as a central command center for every single thing that you do each day. When you have positive thinking, it can lead to positive and impactful living. Your health and achieving the success you desire and deserve in life is directly aligned with the thoughts in your head. One expert says we all must "take charge of our brains"', and that's the phenomenal Dr. Philippe Douyon. Dr. Douyon is a Board Certified Neurologist. After spending years witnessing the deleterious affects of neurological disorders, Dr. Douyon realized that there were better ways to serve people and prevent the decline of brain health, while supporting total body health. Your Host Tareka Wheeler, had an opportunity to sit down with Dr. Douyon to dig into the importance of mindfulness and taking charge of your brain to improve your overall health. Tareka and Dr. Douyon have an in depth conversation that will challenge you to think differently so you can live life differently. Tune in for a thought provoking conversation that will truly impact the way you approach your overall wellbeing and success in. your career. GUEST RESOURCES Dr. Philippe Douyon - Inle BrainFit Institute - https://www.inlebrainfitinstitute.com/about - Neuroplasticity ( LISTEN TO THE END FOR A SPECIAL GIFT) - Take Charge of Your Brain Course RESOURCES: - Visit ⁠www.theprofessionaldnapodcast.com ⁠ - ⁠Schedule a Free Discovery Call!⁠ Let's talk about where you are and where you want to be in your career or business - Ask a Career Question! Have a career development or work-life harmony questions? Email Tareka at ⁠info@yourprofessionaldna.com⁠ and use the subject line "Career Question". - Learn More! Visit ⁠www.twstrategicsolutions.com⁠ to download free resources and explore her career development services at  Be sure to sign up for the Achiever Community email list to get weekly affirmations, career strategies, notifications about upcoming trainings, and so much more. ⁠Sign Up Today!⁠ STAY CONNECTED Follow Tareka on social media: LinkedIn | Tareka Wheeler, PMP - ⁠linkedin.com/in/tareka-wheeler-pmp/⁠ IG | @professional_dna - ⁠instagram.com/professional_dna/⁠ FB | @ProfessionalDNA - ⁠facebook.com/ProfessionalDNA⁠ Twitter | @YourPDNA - ⁠twitter.com/YourPDNA⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pdnapodcast/message
Building Your Authentic Career With Michael Gardon - EP. 86
Apr 16 2023
Building Your Authentic Career With Michael Gardon - EP. 86
Sometimes you have to blow it all up and do it your way! So many times professionals stay in a career too long, or continue to stay in a field they are no longer passionate about because they think it's "the right thing to do". The truth is, you will only find true fulfillment and happiness in your career when you are true to yourself and commit to building your authentic career. Michael Gardon is a Career & Hiring Expert and entrepreneur on a journey to help 1 million people BREAK work and build purposeful lives. Your Host Tareka Wheeler, had an opportunity to sit down with this digital media executive, husband, father, and Ironman to have a real conversation about how professionals can take control of their careers. You don't have to follow the script! Michael and Tareka are sharing practical strategies to help to make some major shifts so you can build am authentic career full of purpose and success. Tune in if you're ready to break away and do something different in your professional journey. GUEST RESOURCES Michael Gardon MichaelGardon.com - https://www.michaelgardon.com/ LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelgardon/ Quotebook - https://quotebookjournal.com/ **Use the Promo Code "Podcast" for 15% off Media Mentions: USA Today - Career Yahoo Finance - Career Forbes - Personal finance Fatherly - Career change The Huffington Post - Personal finance RESOURCES: - Visit www.theprofessionaldnapodcast.com  - Schedule a Free Discovery Call! Let's talk about where you are and where you want to be in your career or business - Ask a Career Question! Have a career development or work-life harmony questions? Email Tareka at info@yourprofessionaldna.com and use the subject line "Career Question". - Learn More! Visit www.twstrategicsolutions.com to download free resources and explore her career development services at  Be sure to sign up for the Achiever Community email list to get weekly affirmations, career strategies, notifications about upcoming trainings, and so much more. Sign Up Today! STAY CONNECTED Follow Tareka on social media: LinkedIn | Tareka Wheeler, PMP - linkedin.com/in/tareka-wheeler-pmp/ IG | @professional_dna - instagram.com/professional_dna/ FB | @ProfessionalDNA - facebook.com/ProfessionalDNA Twitter | @YourPDNA - twitter.com/YourPDNA --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pdnapodcast/message