Tattooed Freaks in Business Suits

26 EpisodesProduced by Donna ShannonWebsite

The world of work in the US is changing, especially as Gen X, Millenialls and those to come after us seek positions of leadership that still allow them to be themselves. Join us as we explore modern business, changing professional standards, and finding a job that you love. And of course, we are goi… read more

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Gig Out: Mastering Your Career on Your Terms

August 21st, 2019


The Gig Economy seems to be the hot way to earn a living without having a job. Yet, it really is nothing new. As early as 2010, career coaches and experts were touting the potential of Protean careers, where people take …

Why Does Emotional Intelligence Matter?

July 3rd, 2019


The term “emotional intelligence” has been batted around for years, but what is it? And how does it make leaders more effective? In a world where people spend the majority of their time at work, it has been proven that …

How Networking Works

June 5th, 2019


Most people HATE even the thought of networking. Their minds conjure the worst possible situation: a mass of 200+ people standing in a crowded room, shoving business cards at each other and trying to make a strong …

Making Your Passion Your Career

May 1st, 2019


Is it REALLY possible to do what you love AND get paid for it? Even better, can you get paid WELL? All too often, people who pursue their passions professionally are asked to take a dip in salary or benefits just for …

The Ghosting Epidemic in Business

February 27th, 2019


Ghosting (noun): the practice of ending a relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication. While originally used in the dating world, job seekers are now turning this …

What is a 'Job Search Strategy' Anyway?

February 6th, 2019


Believe it or not, just searching for jobs online and filling out applications is not a real job search strategy. So, what are you really doing all day? From dealing with the HR departments to tracking down hiring …

When Manners Matter in Building Professional Relationships

January 23rd, 2019


It seems like today that manners and etiquette often get pushed aside, even in the workplace. However, these important social conventions do more …

What Does 'Excellent Communication Skills' Really Mean?

January 9th, 2019


You’ve seen it in every single job posting’s requirement: “Must have excellent communication skills.” In fact, it is such a cliché, the words themselves have become meaningless. So, why does HR keep using them? Even …

What to Expect When You're Expecting...A New Tattoo!

December 26th, 2018


We love tattoos! However, walking in to a shop for your first tattoo can be daunting! We speak with Tattooers Sarah Jamison of Lucky 13 in Lakewood, …

Body Piercing: You Can do Better Than the Mall

December 12th, 2018


Modern Body Piercing has existed as a sub-culture of a sub-culture since the 1970’s, but has seen a surge in mainstream popularity since the 1990’s. …

Becoming a Successful Failure

November 7th, 2018


Failure: an inevitable fact of life. But is it actually the backbone of real success? My guest Jordan George, speaker, HR and Talent Development …

Solve the People Puzzle

October 24th, 2018


With the current record-breaking low unemployment, companies are fighting to attract and retain top talent. One of the best tools is to develop a …

Overcoming Employment Barriers by Becoming a Trauma-Informed Employer

October 10th, 2018


For most of the USA, the unemployment rate is hovering between 2.5% to 4%. However, for people struggling with such difficulties as addiction …

Bonnie Low-Kramen's Dream Career: From Celebrity Personal Assistant to International Speaker

October 3rd, 2018


If you’ve seen “The Devil Wears Prada,” you may have one vision of what it means to be the personal assistant to a celebrity. But what is the reality like? My guest, Bonnie Low-Kramen, worked with Oscar winning actress …

Diversity and the Ink Ceiling

September 25th, 2018


Is your company embracing its company culture or is it unwittingly falling into groupthink? While everyone wants to “fit into” an organization, …

I, Too, Am Qualified: The Face of Age Discrimination

September 12th, 2018


It’s hard to believe that only in their 40s, many Gen Xers are facing age discrimination in their job searches and at work. However, employers that …

What makes a great resume?

August 29th, 2018


Resumes: your foot in the door to a wonderful job or the cursed document that will get you sent straight to the rejection pile. How can you make sure …

Is Your Job the Right Fit?

August 28th, 2018


We spend more time at work than we do with our friends and family. If you aren’t excited about your career, this quickly turns into a grind that must be endured rather than a sense of joy and accomplishment. With my …

The $10,000 Consultant and the Power of Value

August 1st, 2018


There is truth in that you get what you pay for. In a world that says, “Millennials are destroying industries,” it’s important to understand when it is necessary to pay for some expert advice – or insist on getting what …

Job Hunting for Introverts

June 26th, 2018


Everyone knows that networking is crucial to job hunting. But what if the mere idea of networking makes your heart palpated and sweat pour from your brow? Believe it or not, even the most introverted job seeker can …

Reputation Matters

June 15th, 2018


Chances are, your purchasing decisions are strongly influenced by reputation marketing, even if you don’t know what that is. Hardly anyone even goes out to eat without checking the reviews of a new restaurant. Smart …

Thriving in Boom and Bust Markets

May 25th, 2018


Boom and bust markets hit not only the stock market, but the employment market as well. For example, the Denver market is seeing some unprecedented growth in the real estate market. But just a few years ago, the scene …

A Recruiter's View on Behavioral Interviews

May 18th, 2018


Have you ever been on an interview and gotten blindsided by behavioral interview questions? Commonly used to force the candidate to think of specific times in their work history that relate to the topic at hand, …

Know Your Numbers to Drive Your Performance

May 8th, 2018


Whether you are a job seeker or a business owner, knowing your numbers is critical to gauging your success, your performance, and – most importantly …

Jobs Beyond the Business Suit: Are You “Career Ready?”

May 1st, 2018


What is a “career first” mentality? Our guest Kami Welch from the Arvada Chamber of Commerce helps us explore the different, highly viable career …

Challenges and rewards of starting a business

April 17th, 2018


Many people are encouraging Millenials and Gen X to start a business. Today we talk with Mary Ruth Tracy, owner of Tracy's Place in Arvada, CO, about the benefits and challenges of making it on your own. 

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