How to Be Awesome at Your Job: A Podcast for People who Love Learning Improvement Tools for Happier Work, Career & Achieving

If your job requires substantial thinking and collaboration, this podcast will help you flourish at work. Each week, Pete grills thought-leaders and results-getters to discover specific, actionable insights that boost work performance. These practical nuggets sharpen the universal skills every professional needs. Pete has coached world-class thinkers from 50 countries, every Ivy League university, and many elite companies to work brilliance. Now, let his VIP guests guide you to becoming a better thinker, doer, presenter, and leader. More career fun, wins, meaning, and money await. Transcripts, show notes, and handy resources available at
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How to Be Awesome at Your Job: A Podcast for People who Love Learning Improvement Tools for Happier Work, Career & Achieving



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Nov 30, 2016

Maneesh Sethi proves that a little shock goes a long way and shares other hacks for forming great habits.

You'll Learn:

  1. Helpful things to do everyday to make your day go smoother
  2. Fundamental questions to ask to realign yourself with your goals
  3. How to hack your emotions

About Maneesh
Maneesh Singh Sethi is an American author and internet entrepreneur. He authored Game Programming for Teens when he was sixteen years old. He is best known as the founder of the behavior modification wristband Pavlok, launched in 2013. Sethi is the chairman and chief executive officer of Behavioral Technology Group, Inc.

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Nov 28, 2016

Farnoosh Brock shares key lifestyle shifts to help make you healthier and more productive.

You’ll Learn:

  1. How being healthier will make you accomplish more in a shorter amount of time

  2. Optimal options to integrate into your 15-minute morning routine
  3. Approaches to finding, developing, and building confidence

About Farnoosh

Farnoosh Brock is an entrepreneur, author, and business coach. After a successful corporate career at a Fortune 100, she started Prolific Living Inc. to fulfill her diverse entrepreneurial passions.  She helps business owners and executives achieve new heights of success in their businesses and their health, to maintain a balanced life. When she is not serving her clients, Farnoosh is traveling extensively and stays devoted to her daily yoga practice.

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Nov 25, 2016

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Nov 23, 2016

Listeners share their own tried and tested tips on how to be awesome at your job.

If you have a great tip to share, leave a voicemail and be part of our next tip compilation!

Nov 21, 2016

Science genius Dan Caspi talks automation, software, and why we shouldn’t be afraid to learn a little code.

You'll Learn:

  1. Processes that you can automate that you didn’t know you needed to
  2. Nifty hacks to help you maximize Excel
  3. A checklist to serve your need for computer speed.

About Dan
Dan has a PhD. In Organic Chemistry and is a senior scientist at AbbVie. He is also currently serving in a hybrid Process Chemistry/Chemical Engineering position as a member of the Center for Reaction Engineering.
Dan is highly proficient with technology, programming (Perl, Python, PHP, JS, HTML) and computers, and is the computer genius behind Element 26, a boutique computer consulting company based in Evanston, Illinois.

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Nov 18, 2016

Michelle Gielan returns with even more ways to spread positive energy for positive results.

You'll Learn:

  1. The ABCs to formulating solutions
  2. How to weaken the power of negative thoughts
  3. Keeping up to date with current events while remaining positive

About Michelle
Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness.
Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel success. She is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course.
Michelle holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her research and advice have received attention from The New York Times, Washington Post, FORBES, CNN, FOX, and Harvard Business Review.

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Nov 16, 2016

Lawyer Kwame Christian guides us through effective persuasion and negotiation in any situation.

You'll Learn:

  1. The first crucial step to negotiation
  2. How to discover your limits by practicing rejection therapy
  3. What it takes to be a confident, powerful negotiator

About Kwame
Kwame Christian is passionate about teaching business professionals how to negotiate and be more persuasive. He sees himself as a professional problem solver and works with businesses and individuals to come up with tailored negotiation solutions to improve the bottom line and resolve conflict. 
Kwame is an attorney at The Christian Law Office, specializing in business law for startups and entrepreneurs. He is a Legal Analyst at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University, focusing on health disparities and the social and political structures that create and maintain them.
He is a consultant at the American Negotiation Institute and produces “Negotiation for Entrepreneurs” the top negotiation podcast on iTunes.

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Nov 14, 2016

Graphic designer Prescott Perez-Fox gets creative in finding solutions to getting in the zone, maintaining a smooth workflow, and more.

You'll Learn:

  1. Great habits that your future self will thank you for
  2. How small rituals will help your team power through a project
  3. What you can do to identify trusting relationships and develop ones lacking in trust

About Prescott
Prescott Perez-Fox is a New Jersey-based graphic designer and brand developer with more than 14 years of experience in branding, packaging, graphic design, and web design. Following varied experience working in-house for agencies, and as a freelancer, Prescott created his business, Starship Design, to work directly with small business and startup clients.

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Nov 11, 2016

Lawyer and mentoring enthusiast Jolene Blackbourn makes the case for helping others to help ourselves.

You'll Learn

  1. What you think you know about your job, but you actually don’t
  2. How not to add a task to your to-do list
  3. A drag and drop tip to collecting praise

About Jolene
Jolene has been an in-house attorney with a major insurance company for almost 10 years. She serves as a mentor to many new attorneys and helps prospective law students determine whether law school is right for them. She also coaches a youth soccer team.

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Nov 9, 2016

Public Relations whiz Mac Prichard shares how to grow your network by building lasting relationships and responding with generosity.

You'll Learn

  1. How to navigate the “hidden” job market
  2. The step-by-step of a successful informational interview
  3. How to grow your network with generosity

About Mac
Mac is the founder and president of Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves top-tier foundations, nonprofits and purpose driven brands across the country. He provides strategic counsel to Prichard’s clients and leads the agency’s crisis communications, government relations and business development work.
He speaks regularly on social change communications to national and local groups across the country.
He also publishes Mac's List, an online community where professionals find rewarding, interesting jobs and employers find the best possible candidates.


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Nov 7, 2016

Professor and author Mark Allen presents different opportunities to climb the corporate ladder, even if you don’t want to be a manager.

You'll Learn

  1. Alternatives to the traditional managerial track
  2. Why going for manager may not be optimal...even if you’re a top performer
  3. Means of valuing your team in the workplace

About Mark
Dr. Mark Allen is an educator, speaker, consultant, and author who specializes in talent management and corporate universities. He is the author of Aha Moments in Talent Management and the co-author and editor of The Next Generation of Corporate Universities, and The Corporate University Handbook. He has also written numerous articles in practitioner and academic publications.
Mark is a professor at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. He is also a senior faculty member of the Human Capital Institute, a senior associate with the Kiely Group, and has taught for Vatel University and the American Management Association.

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Nov 4, 2016

Dave Nevogt’s company Hubstaff earns its revenue from observing how people work. Here’s what he has learned about workers’ best practices along the way.

You'll Learn:

  1. Two questions to ask yourself before handing over your deliverables
  2. One quick trick to get 1,000 LinkedIn connections in 60 minutes
  3. An improved approach to initiating tasks that delights managers and stretches employees

About Dave
Dave Nevogt is the co-founder of which helps virtual teams communicate better through automatic time tracking and activity tracking. He’s been running online businesses since he was 23, and now manages a team of 30 remote employees. Dave has been honored as one of Indianapolis’s top 40 under 40 entrepreneurs, and focuses on teaching others to manage remote teams. His writing can be found here.

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Nov 2, 2016

Author Jay Papasan helps to zero in on that one thing that matters most.

You'll Learn:

1. The key question you must ask yourself to unlock your “one thing”

About Jay

Jay Papasan is the co-author of the bestseller The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results with Gary Keller. He also worked as an editor at Harper-Collins Publishers. Jay also co-owns a successful real estate team affiliated with Keller Williams Realty with his wife Wendy in Austin, Texas.

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