Congruent Conversations THE Career Transition Podcast

Nicole Dunbar

The road to professional success is not paved with new bricks. Whether your job fell victim to 2020’s wrath, you need a career change, OR you’re ready to step into entrepreneurship, Congruent Conversations is THE Career Transition Podcast to help you achieve success in your professional life, on YOUR terms, no matter where you are in your journey. Let’s get started!

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Strategic Rest, Entrepreneur Insanity, and CLIENT LOVE-Season 1 Episode 08
Jun 5 2021
Strategic Rest, Entrepreneur Insanity, and CLIENT LOVE-Season 1 Episode 08
Can rest be used as a strategy for professional success? If rest and recovery time is essential to our fitness goals when we want to build and repair muscles in our physical bodies after times of intense exertion, then how much more could rest positively impact our professional goals when we are striving to achieve them? I share a Coaching Nugget about the Entrepreneurial “DJ Booth”. And of course, we’ve got some CLIENT LOVE…A great reminder of what’s possible for you, too!  Talking Points: Rest, Entrepreneur, Strategic, Career Transition, Career Change, Career Advancement, Success, Job Search, Entrepreneur, Business Launch, Startups, #InThisTogether, #NuggetsfromNicole, Nicole Dunbar, Congruence, Layoffs Here’s what we will be covering today:(00:00) - Intro(01:53) - Strategic Rest(6:04) – Entrepreneur Insanity(10:46) – Coaching Nugget of the Week: The Entrepreneur DJ Booth(16:05) – CLIENT LOVE: Tales from My Inbox(19:01) – Got a Question About Career Transition?(19:52) - So…Now What? Resources From Today’s Episode!Video: The Entrepreneur DJ Booth! Interested in scheduling a 1on1 Breakthrough Strategy Session? Use the link below to schedule a 1on1 coaching session with me:https://calendly.com/nicolecongruent/breakthrough-coaching-strategy-session - Book a Breakthrough Strategy Session with me! Have a question about Career Transition? Leave a message here and my production team and I will review them, and I may answer your question on a future show:https://www.speakpipe.com/CongruentConversations>Send in your questions on SpeakPipe! Are we connected on LinkedIn? If not, let’s get connected! Connect with me here for more tips and guidance in your Job Search or Business Launch. PS: Mention the podcast when you connect! https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicoleadunbar/>My Personal LinkedIn!https://www.linkedin.com/company/congruency-incorporated - Congruency International, LLC on LinkedIn! https://congruentconversationsthecareertransitionpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ - Sharing is caring! Don’t forget to tell a friend about the podcast!Send us a Text Message.
Your Professional Network, Rollerblades and Gratitude, CLIENT LOVE – Season 1 Episode 07
May 28 2021
Your Professional Network, Rollerblades and Gratitude, CLIENT LOVE – Season 1 Episode 07
A wise person once said - “If you are the smartest person in every room that you enter, you are in the wrong rooms.”  Much of your professional success is dependent on who is “In Your Ear”, as well as the quality of your Self Talk. So, today’s episode is all about two topics: the people in your network, your mentors, friends, and community. But it’s also about your mindset, your thoughts, and your self-talk. We’ll deal with Gratitude in today’s Coaching Nugget, and a well-known, yet often underappreciated technique to shift the direction of your thoughts. And of course, we’ve got some CLIENT LOVE…A great reminder of what’s possible for you, too!Talking Points: Network, Gratitude, Career Transition, Career Change, Career Advancement, Job Search Tips, Job Search, Entrepreneur, Business Launch, Startups, #InThisTogether, #NuggetsfromNicole, Nicole Dunbar, Congruence, Layoffs Here’s what we will be covering today:(00:00) - Intro(01:40) - Success and Your Self Talk(5:29) – Who’s In YOUR EAR?(7:52) – Coaching Nugget of the Week: Rollerblades and Gratitude(12:57) - 5 Day Gratitude Challenge(14:20) – CLIENT LOVE: Tales from My Inbox(17:16) – Got a Question About Career Transition?(18:07) - So…Now What? Interested in scheduling a 1on1 Breakthrough Strategy Session? Use the link below to schedule a 1on1 coaching session with me:https://calendly.com/nicolecongruent/breakthrough-coaching-strategy-session - Book a Breakthrough Strategy Session with me! Have a question about Career Transition? Leave a message here and my production team and I will review them, and I may answer your question on a future show:https://www.speakpipe.com/CongruentConversations - Send in your questions on SpeakPipe! Are we connected on LinkedIn? If not, let’s get connected! Connect with me here for more tips and guidance in your Job Search or Business Launch. PS: Mention the podcast when you connect!https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicoleadunbar/ - My Personal LinkedIn!https://www.linkedin.com/company/congruency-incorporated - Congruency International, LLC on LinkedIn! https://congruentconversationsthecareertransitionpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ - Sharing is caring! Don’t forget to tell a friend about the podcast!Send us a Text Message.
Meet the Team, Humble Beginnings, Q2 Goal Check In, and CLIENT LOVE - Season 01, Episode 06
May 21 2021
Meet the Team, Humble Beginnings, Q2 Goal Check In, and CLIENT LOVE - Season 01, Episode 06
Never despise humble beginnings…I want to take a moment to share what we’ve accomplished through this podcast, and some of the amazing team that’s behind the scenes. I also have a mid-quarter check in for you in our coaching nugget. How are you tracking against your goals? And are you okay with that?  And of course, we’ve got some CLIENT LOVE…A great reminder of what’s possible for you, too!Talking Points: Podcast Team, Humility, Commitment, Career Transition, Career Change, Career Advancement, Job Search Tips, Job Search, Entrepreneur, Business Launch, Startups, #InThisTogether, #NuggetsfromNicole, Nicole Dunbar, Congruence, LayoffsHere’s what we will be covering today:(00:00) - Intro(01:35) - Humble Beginnings(2:58) - Meet the Team(5:02) - Coaching Nugget: When Commitment Takes a Back Seat to Comfort (8:15) - CLIENT LOVE: Tales from My Inbox(13:30) - Got a Question About Career Transition?(14:22) - So…Now What?  Interested in scheduling a 1on1 Breakthrough Strategy Session? Use the link below to schedule a 1on1 coaching session with me:https://calendly.com/nicolecongruent/breakthrough-coaching-strategy-session> Book a Breakthrough Strategy Session with me! Have a question about Career Transition? Leave a message here and my production team and I will review them, and I may answer your question on a future show:https://www.speakpipe.com/CongruentConversations - Send in your questions on SpeakPipe! Are we connected on LinkedIn? If not, let’s get connected! Connect with me here for more tips and guidance in your Job Search or Business Launch. PS: Mention the podcast when you connect!https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicoleadunbar/ - My Personal LinkedIn!https://www.linkedin.com/company/congruency-incorporated - Congruency International, LLC on LinkedIn! https://congruentconversationsthecareertransitionpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ - Sharing is caring! Don’t forget to tell a friend about the podcast!Send us a Text Message.
The FASTEST PATH To Your Next Job, Your Branding Story, & CLIENT LOVE - Season 01, Episode 05
May 14 2021
The FASTEST PATH To Your Next Job, Your Branding Story, & CLIENT LOVE - Season 01, Episode 05
Today’s Coaching Nugget is a highly effective, but often overlooked strategy for jobseekers looking to land their next job as soon as possible…In fact, this one is a “Golden Nugget”! Also, we’ll tackle a few questions about business launch and job search Financial Runway, including the less obvious reasons it matters. And of course, we’ve got some CLIENT LOVE…A great reminder of what’s possible for you, too! Talking Points: Personal Branding, Financial Runway, Career Transition, Career Change, Career Advancement, Job Search Tips, Job Search, Entrepreneur, Business Launch, Startups, #InThisTogether, #NuggetsfromNicole, Nicole Dunbar, Open to New Opportunities, Congruence, Layoffs Here’s what we will be covering today:(00:00) - Intro(01:49) - Question Time! Your Financial Runway(11:34) – More Runway Questions: Job Search or Business Launch (19:32) – Coaching Nugget of the Week: The Fastest Path to Your Next Job (27:49) – Your Personal Branding Story(28:51) - CLIENT LOVE: Tales from My Inbox (31:24) – Got a Question About Career Transition? (32:16) - So…Now What?  Interested in scheduling a 1on1 Breakthrough Strategy Session? Use the link below to schedule a 1on1 coaching session with me:https://calendly.com/nicolecongruent/breakthrough-coaching-strategy-session - Book a Breakthrough Strategy Session with me! Have a question about Career Transition? Leave a message here and my production team and I will review them, and I may answer your question on a future show:https://www.speakpipe.com/CongruentConversations - Send in your questions on SpeakPipe! Are we connected on LinkedIn? If not, let’s get connected! Connect with me here for more tips and guidance in your Job Search or Business Launch. PS: Mention the podcast when you connect!https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicoleadunbar/ - My Personal LinkedIn!https://www.linkedin.com/company/congruency-incorporated - Congruency International, LLC on LinkedIn! https://congruentconversationsthecareertransitionpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ - Sharing is caring!  Don’t forget to tell a friend about the podcast!Send us a Text Message.
From Job Seeker to Entrepreneur, Financial Runway, and CLIENT LOVE - Season 01, Episode 04
May 7 2021
From Job Seeker to Entrepreneur, Financial Runway, and CLIENT LOVE - Season 01, Episode 04
Starting a business is a serious consideration for many people in career transition.  And the financial considerations around that are often a sticking point.  So let’s talk about money – and your Financial Runway! Being underfunded, or miscalculating your sales cycle is a one way ticket to pain, sleepless nights, and possibly even an incredible business idea never realizing its full potential in the marketplace.  I’ve also got some key money questions for anyone in career transition.  Don’t miss this discussion after the Coaching Nugget. And of course, we’ve got some CLIENT LOVE: Tales from my Inbox.  A great reminder of what’s possible for you, too! Talking Points: Career Transition, Career Change, Career Advancement, Job Search Tips, Job Search, Entrepreneur, Business Launch, Startups, Financial Runway, Financial Planning, Professional Success, #InThisTogether, #NuggetsfromNicole, Nicole Dunbar Here’s what we will be covering today: (00:00) - Intro(02:00) - Coaching Nugget of the Week: From #ONO to CEO (10:00) – What’s a Financial Runway?(11:54) - Financial Runway Factors(19:28) – CLIENT LOVE: Tales From My Inbox (23:19) - Got A Question About Career Transition?(24:12) - So...Now What? Resources From Today’s Episode!Interested in scheduling a 1on1 Breakthrough Strategy Session? Use the link below to schedule a 1on1 coaching session with me:https://calendly.com/nicolecongruent/breakthrough-coaching-strategy-session -  Book a Breakthrough Strategy Session with me! Have a question about Career Transition? Leave a message here and my production team and I will review them, and I may answer your question on a future show: https://www.speakpipe.com/CongruentConversations Send in your questions on SpeakPipe!Are we connected on LinkedIn? If not, let’s get connected! Connect with me here for more tips and guidance in your Job Search or Business Launch. PS: Mention the podcast when you connect! https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicoleadunbar/ - My Personal LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/company/congruency-incorporated - Congruency International, LLC on LinkedIn!https://congruentconversationsthecareertransitionpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ -  Sharing is caring! Don’t forget to tell a friend about the podcast!Send us a Text Message.
Congruence Defined, Unforgiveness Blocking Job Search, and CLIENT LOVE - Season 01, Episode 03
Apr 27 2021
Congruence Defined, Unforgiveness Blocking Job Search, and CLIENT LOVE - Season 01, Episode 03
You are worthy of a life you enjoy living! Congruency is the heartbeat of my company and my values, but that begs the question: what is it? Join me as we discuss the value of Congruence in your life. I also talk about what Incongruence looks like and how to avoid it. It’s your life and your values – let’s unpack steps to ensure you live in congruence every day. I’ve also got a Coaching Nugget to help you unpack a surprising block to professional – and personal – success. PS: Don’t miss Client Love: Tales from my Inbox!  A great reminder of what’s possible for you, too!  Talking Points: Career Transition, Career Change, Career Advancement, Job Search Tips, Job Search, Entrepreneur, Business Launch, Professional Success, #InThisTogether, #NuggetsfromNicole, Congruence, Incongruence, Unforgiveness Here’s what we will be covering today:(00:00) - Intro(02:37) - Congruence Defined(05:05) - Incongruence Defined(07:33) - Why Does Incongruence Show Up In Our Lives Anyway?(013:37) - More Reasons For Incongruence(20:03) - An Incongruence Case Study(23:30) - Coaching Nugget: Is Unforgiveness Blocking Your Job Search?(32:43) - Tales From My Inbox(34:27) - Got A Question About Career Transition?(35:18) - So...Now What?Resources from today’s episode: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/forgiveness/definition - The Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley: What is Forgiveness? https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/forgiveness/art-20047692 - The Mayo Clinic: Forgiveness- Letting Go of Grudges and Bitternesshttps://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/forgiveness-your-health-depends-on-it - John Hopkins Medicine: Forgiveness-Your Health Depends on It Have a question about Career Transition? Leave a message here and my production team and I will review them, and I may answer your question on a future show:https://www.speakpipe.com/CongruentConversations - Send in your questions on SpeakPipe! Are we connected on LinkedIn? If not, let’s get connected! Connect with me here for more tips and guidance in your Job Search or Business Launch. PS: Mention the podcast when you connect! https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicoleadunbar/ - My Personal LinkedIn!https://www.linkedin.com/company/congruency-incorporated - Congruency International, LLC on LinkedIn! https://congruentconversationsthecareertransitionpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ - Sharing is caring!  Don’t forget to tell a friend about the podcast!Send us a Text Message.
Surviving a Job Search and Spring Hiring Questions Answered – Season 01, Episode 02
Apr 20 2021
Surviving a Job Search and Spring Hiring Questions Answered – Season 01, Episode 02
I received some questions regarding my last episode, so today I’m answering them! How far-reaching is the impact of a delayed hiring market? What’s going to happen later on in the summer and fall if hiring doesn’t hit it's typical peak in Q1? Is this delay going to have a butterfly effect? I’m also going to share a Coaching Nugget that reminds you that you are stronger than you realize. Talking Points: Career Transition, Career Change, Career Advancement, Entrepreneur, Business Launch, Personal Development, Professional Success, #InThisTogether, Survivor, Q2 Trends, #NuggetsfromNicoleHere’s what we will be covering today: (00:00) - Intro(00:55) - Coaching Nugget: Diamonds in the Desert…Because We’ve Seen Several Deserts(08:49) - Answers for My Inbox(14:57) - Got a Question About Career Transition?(15:48) - So...Now What?Have a question about Career Transition? Leave a message here and my production team and I will review them, and I may answer your question on a future show: https://www.speakpipe.com/CongruentConversations - Send in your questions on SpeakPipe!Are we connected on LinkedIn? If not, let’s get connected! Connect with me here for more tips and guidance in your Job Search or Business Launch. PS: Mention the podcast when you connect! https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicoleadunbar/ - My Personal LinkedIn!https://www.linkedin.com/company/congruency-incorporated - Congruency International, LLC on LinkedIn! Sharing is caring!  Don’t forget to tell a friend about the podcast! https://congruentconversationsthecareertransitionpodcast.buzzsprout.comSend us a Text Message.
Timing the (Hiring) Market and Spring Encouragement - Season 01, Episode 01
Apr 14 2021
Timing the (Hiring) Market and Spring Encouragement - Season 01, Episode 01
The job market can be predictable, but sometimes things get in the way...like a pandemic. The past year certainly did not look like a normal calendar year and the hiring market is following suit. While things might look strange, YOU can still benefit from it! Today, I’m talking about what has changed in the first and second quarter of 2021 as well as how to Spring ahead in your job search. Talking Points: Career Transition, Career Change, Career Advancement, Job Search Tips, Find a Job, Business Launch, Professional Success, #InThisTogether, Second Quarter, Fiscal YearHere’s what we will be covering today:(00:00) - Intro(01:05) - Seasonality in the Job Search(05:27) - Timing the (Hiring) Market(07:52) - Coaching Nugget: Spring Encouragement…and Caution(12:42) - Got a Question About Career Transition?(13:35) - So...Now What?Have a question about Career Transition? Leave a message here and my production team and I will review them, and I may answer your question on a future show:https://www.speakpipe.com/CongruentConversations  Send in your questions on SpeakPipe! Are we connected on LinkedIn? If not, let’s get connected! Connect with me here for more tips and guidance in your Job Search or Business Launch. PS: Mention the podcast when you connect!https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicoleadunbar/ My Personal LinkedIn!https://www.linkedin.com/company/congruency-incorporated  Congruency International, LLC on LinkedIn!Sharing is caring! Don’t forget to tell a friend about the podcast!https://congruentconversationsthecareertransitionpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ Send us a Text Message.
Welcome To Congruent Conversations THE Career Transition Podcast – Season 01, Episode 00
Apr 3 2021
Welcome To Congruent Conversations THE Career Transition Podcast – Season 01, Episode 00
Have you ever asked yourself…Why do some people seem to have this smooth sailing professional life? In this intro episode, I introduce you to my new podcast that will teach you how to navigate ALL the Career Transitions we face in life. You’ll also meet me, Nicole Dunbar, Certified Life Coach, Career and Business Coach, and your host. Expect current job search tips and business launch strategies, REAL talk about the REAL ups and downs of this career change or business startup “thing”, and some laughs along the way!Talking Points: Career Transition, Career Change, Career Advancement, Job Search Tips, Entrepreneur, Business Launch, Professional Success, #InThisTogetherHere’s what we will be covering today:(00:00) - Intro(00:23) - Questions That Need Answers(04:23) - So...What is this Podcast about?(07:53) - Four Reasons For This Podcast(15:24) - Meet Nicole(18:45) - So...Now What?Have a question about Career Transition? Leave a message here and my production team and I will review them, and I may answer your question on a future show:Connect with me on SpeakPipe!Are we connected on Social? If not, let’s get connected! Connect with me here for more tips and guidance in your Job Search or Business Launch. PS don’t forget to mention the podcast when you connect!My Personal LinkedIn!Congruency International, LLC on LinkedIn!Sharing is caring! Don’t forget to tell a friend about the podcast!Send us a Text Message.