CryRoom

Jess Anderson and Ella Irwin

CryRoom is a career coaching podcast designed to help entry level to mid-level career professionals navigate the inevitable challenges that arise throughout their careers. read less
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Episodes

Bad Habits That Can Derail Your Career
Mar 12 2024
Bad Habits That Can Derail Your Career
In the season finale of Season 1 of the CryRoom, we wrap up our focus on the foundational skills needed as you build your career by breaking down the bad habits that can derail your career.  If you find yourself demonstrating any of these bad habits at any time in your career, it is critical that you break them and turn them into good habits as quickly as possible.     In this episode, we discuss: Successful careers are a product of many good habits developed over time and avoiding the most common bad habits that derail many people’s careers. The 7 most damaging bad habits are:ProcrastinationNegative attitudeAvoiding ChallengesNot using your time wiselyFailure to NetworkAvoiding Difficult ConversationsResistance to ChangeThe sooner you develop good habits the more likely you will start earning “compounding interest” on the work you are doing.  Book References: The Obstacle is the WayCrucial Conversations Difficult ConversationsAtomic Habits  We would like to thank everyone who has joined us on our Season 1 journey of the CryRoom!  We are looking forward to bringing you an exciting and helpful Season 2 in a few weeks where we will be going deeper on exploring the additional skills you need to tackle challenges throughout your career, including how to handle a layoff, how to develop strategies when you are in the market for your next position, how to nail an interview, and much more!  Of course, we would love to hear from you! What questions can we answer for you or what topics might you be interested in learning more about in Season 2?  Your comments could lead to a future episode! Don’t forget to subscribe to CryRoom on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, or at www.cryroom.com so you don’t miss out on valuable tips that will help you grow in your career!
Moving from Individual Contributor to People Manager
Jan 16 2024
Moving from Individual Contributor to People Manager
In episode 8, we welcome our guest, Erin Sink, VP of Global Customer Operations at Udemy, to help us break down not only the things to consider when deciding to move from an individual contributor to a people manager, but some of the steps that can help you be successful in this transition.   In this episode, we breakdown: Being a people manager is hard, in many aspects, so your mindset will need to shift as you move into a people manager role.Training and skills development will be the key to your success – don’t wait for this to be offered to you.  Take the lead in your own journey!Managing people isn’t necessarily about official authority to get things done.  It’s about an attitude of support, respect and collaboration vs relying on orders and direction.  It’s critical to set expectations with your new team!  Delegation, empowering the team, and coaching them are key.  Resources:  Udemy Courses for Leadership Skills Development: The Essential Guide for Effective ManagersThe Manager's Guide to Driving High Performance Goal Setting & Goal Achievement Resilience LeadershipEmotional Intelligence at Work Books Referenced: The First Time ManagerThe Coaching HabitThe One Minute Manager and the MonkeyLeadership and the One Minute ManagerLeader as CoachDare to LeadMultipliersFive Dysfunctions of a TeamArt of Gathering As always, we would love to hear from you! Leave us your comments and don’t forget to subscribe to CryRoom on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, or at www.cryroom.com so you don’t miss out on valuable tips that will help you grow in your career!