Podcast: professional development

Unleashed, hosted by Umbrex Co-Founder Will Bachman, is the podcast that explores how to thrive as an independent professional.

Episode 391: John Jeffcock on Networking

  John Jeffcock was a captain in the British Army; he is now an author, a consultant, and the CEO of Winmark, a world-leading C-suite network business that interviews and profiles Chief Executive Officers from across the global corporate landscape.    Key points include: 02:45: How Winmark helps members make connections 09:40: Networking during COVID

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Episode 389: Braden Weinstock on the Human Operating System Manifesto

  Braden is a startup entrepreneur, an action-oriented and strategic operator, and consultant with operational expertise in a broad range of experiences across crypto, hedge funds, software technology (SaaS), commercial real estate, management consulting, luxury retail, and more. In this episode, he discusses his purpose, working with Bridgewater and Knotel, and time management.  Key points

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Episode 388: Spish Rurak on Remote Job Search

  Spish Rurak is a McKinsey alum, the president of Rurak and Associates, and a noted advisor and consultant to consultants. He works with many consultants from top-tier firms based in the U.K. and has served as a career transition coach to several thousand management consultants. Today, he discusses the challenges of the remote job

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Episode 384: Sally Dominguez on Singularity and Epic Resilience

  Sally Dominguez is a former architect, award-winning inventor, and author. She is a sustainable resilience expert and 10XInnovation Strategist. Today, she discusses her book, EPIC Resilience, and explains the strategies in the book for developing a personal resilience and growth mindset to not only survive but to thrive in times of constant change. Key

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Episode  382: Becoming Independent

  In today’s episode, I host a panel discussion with Jennifer Hartz, J. Andrew McKee, Jay Altizer, and Ashutosh Dalvi. They share insights, advice, and their own story on taking the leap from a comfortable salaried position to becoming an independent consultant. Key points include: 01:13: The decision to become an independent consultant.  08:40: The

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Episode 378: Pronouncing Your Name on LinkedIn

  In this short 2-minute episode, I share a LinkedIn trick that you can use to show people how to pronounce your name.  

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Episode 377: LinkedIn Connection Requests

In today’s short episode, I share a few tips on sending connection requests on LinkedIn.

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Episode 373: How to Collect Fees on Time

  Lessons learned from collecting payment on over 1,500 invoices: 1. What to include in the contract 2. Questions to ask after the contract is signed 3. What to include on your invoice 4. How to follow up after sending your invoice  

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Episode 368: Your favorite twelve problems

Having favorite problems may sound like a bit of an oxymoron, but in today’s episode of Unleashed, you will discover how valuable those problems can be.

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Episode 365: Questions to Ask Clients in First Discussion

In today’s weekend edition of Unleashed, I share a list of 20-25 questions that David A. Fields and I usually ask our clients during the initial conversation to help engage the client and secure the project.

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