Episode 060: Working Through the Messy Middle

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Episode 060: Working Through the Messy Middle

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I talk to a lot of people on this podcast who have gone through some sort of career transition or transformation and are on the other side, ready to share their advice and insights. But today is a little different. Today, we’re talking to someone who’s in the middle of working through a change. Specifically, we’re talking to me.


That’s right, the tables have turned this week, and our guest from the last episode is interviewing me about some of the changes I’ve been working on for my business. Actually, changes I’m still working through.


See, I’m all about helping people be more satisfied at work. And, while a lot of my coaching has focused on helping individuals make a career change, that’s not always what’s needed for higher job satisfaction. Sometimes, a person would be perfectly happy at their current job if their company just made a few improvements.


That’s why I’ve started doing learning and development consulting with companies—especially fast-growing startups that are working through their own messy middles of figuring out how to take care of employees and keep them happy. I’m super excited about this work because it’s allowing me to bring together a lot of threads from throughout my career, and make an impact at a larger scale than individual coaching.


I don’t want to spoil the podcast for you—I dive a lot more into the type of work I’m starting to do for these companies, how I’ve landed at this place, and how anyone can learn from my windy career journey. But I do want to tell you that this means that, for now, the podcast will be on pause. I want to take some time to figure out how this can be the most valuable moving forward (and if you have any ideas, please send them my way!).


For more of an explanation, give this last episode a listen—I hope you enjoy it! And thank you, thank you, thank you for being a loyal listener all this time. I’ve seriously loved sharing these incredible stories, career advice, and the occasional pun with you over the past year.

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Show Notes (Timings are Approximate):

All about Jill’s background + new iteration of her work (2:40)

Jill’s favorite part about the new chapter of her business (11:55)

Biggest challenges organizations are having with keeping people satisfied (15:30)

Other things Jill does to help companies work through growing pains (18:25)

What employees wish their manager new about their needs and experience (20:50)

What managers wish their employees knew about their challenges (24:10)

Examples of how Jill has implemented this in organizations (25:40)

How companies who need Jill’s help can get it! (32:05)

Announcement about the podcast (34:15)

Rapid fire travel question (35:20)


Resources Mentioned on the Show:  


Jill’s Corporate Work

Corporate Blog

Sarkis in Buenos Aires