Archives for Career Optimization

Connecting vs. Networking – Answer the Call to Conscious Leadership

Christopher King Founder and Chief Value Creator of King Connections, Conscious Leader, Connector, and Strategic Thinking Partner, Carl Shawn Watkins, Vulnerability & DEI Consultant, Transforming the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Landscape through Embracing Vulnerability in Leadership. Mr. Vulnerability ℠, and Sharon Clinton Co-Founder & COO of HelaPlex, Senior Human Capital Development Leader, Trusted Advisor, Executive Consultant, Speaker, Moderator, Author, Change Agent in OD, DEI, Racial Advocacy, Social & Community Impact gathered with me this month to talk about a topic that our C3 community chose and King proposed, connecting vs. networking.

If you couldn’t make it live, join or visit the C3 community on LinkedIn to gain access to the replay and find out what we said about:

  • What the distinction is between connecting and networking.
  • Which produces better results and why.
  • What are King’s 4 components of connecting.
  • How do you show up in spaces when you are about connecting.
  • What criteria are our panelists using for connecting.
  • Some best practices for connecting on LinkedIn.
  • How you practice connecting in a networking space.
  • What barriers stop leaders from making a connection with the people they lead.
  • How the dynamics of command and demand shift the space of connecting.
  • What place do grace and vulnerability have in connecting, and what does it look like.
  • How and why you “level the room,” no matter what that room might look like.
  • Two emotions we can use to create a baseline connection.
  • Other dynamics that exist that impact leveling and growth.

Book recommendation from King: 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, by Stephen Covey.

Future topics that came out of this event: Service vs. Servant.

With a very compelling question from King about who is qualified to lead DEI, answered equally compellingly by Sharon Clinton, they effectively teased us as to what kind of breakthrough insights we can look forward to during the DEI event that Sharon, Carl, and C3 veteran panelist Christopher Waters will host. If you’re not already in C3, join today to find out when that event will be and get first access to the event.

I feel so fortunate to have spent my time facilitating this powerful conversation with these amazing panelists, and am very excited to see what further co-creation results. That is what C3 is all about – co-creating a more conscious corporate landscape. What can you teach the C3 community that will help us move consciousness forward? Join now and introduce yourself and your topic to have it considered by the community for our next event.

The Head and the Heart – Missed Connection [Official Music Video]

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Karen Huller, CEO of Epic Careering, is the co-founder of The Consciousness Conference (ConCon) and the C3: Corporate Consciousness Co-op community on LinkedIn. She is the creator of the Corporate Consciousness Ripple Blueprint and author of Laser-sharp Career Focus: Pinpoint your Purpose and Passion in 30 Days. She founded Epic Careering, a conscious career and leadership development firm specializing in executive branding, talent-values alignment, and conscious culture, in 2006. 

While the bulk of Mrs. Huller’s 20 years of professional experience has been within the recruiting and employment industry, her publications, presentations, and coaching also draw from experience in personal development, performance, broadcasting, marketing, and sales. Her solutions incorporate breakthroughs in neuroscience, human performance optimization, bioenergetics, and psychology to help leaders accelerate rapport, expand influence, and elevate engagement and productivity while also looking out for the sustainability of the business and the planet.

Mrs. Huller was one of the first LinkedIn trainers and is known widely for her ability to identify and develop new trends. She is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer, Certified Career Transition Consultant, and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with a Bachelor of Art in Communication Studies and Theater from Ursinus College and a minor in Creative Writing. Her blog was recognized as a top 100 career blog worldwide by Feedspot. 

Mrs. Huller was an Adjunct Professor in Cabrini University’s Communications Department and an Adjunct Professor of Career Management and Professional Development at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. As an instructor for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, she has helped two of her students win the 2018 National Competition to be named America’s Next Top Young Entrepreneurs, to win the 2019 People’s Choice Award, and to land in the top 8 during the (virtual) 2020 National Competition.

She serves on the board for the Upper Merion Community Center, which she helped establish, and is an advisor to Florida International University for their Women in Leadership program. For her service as Vice President of the Gulph Elementary PTC, she received recognition as a Public Education Partner and Promoter from the Upper Merion Area Education Association. Mrs. Huller has also been the lead singer for Harpers Ferry, a rock cover band, for 20 years. She lives in King of Prussia, PA with her husband, two daughters, and many pets, furry, feathered, and scaly.

Inner Journeys – Answer the Call to Conscious Leadership

Another unsurprising pick from the C3 community, this month during our Answer the Call to Conscious Leadership we focused on Inner Journeys. It’s not surprising because we tend to talk about self-awareness during each and every monthly event we have done, because that is where all conscious efforts begin. Inner journeys are something all conscious leaders have in common.

Our panelist, Christopher Waters, Social Impact Strategist and award-winning professor, opened up the topic by positioning inner journeys as a way to look at how you develop professionally and personally, and how we reflect and move forward. We proposed that how in-depth we take our journey can determine how far we go, and we talked about why that is.

We opened up talking about how some journeys are not self-led – in other words, they are not conscious, they are not internal, and went on to discuss how you know. Join C3 to watch the replay and hear what was said about that as well as the following aspects of inner journeys:

  • What are questions you can start with to direct your inner journey
  • How does our inner journey impact various realms of our lives
  • How can we make the inner journey more accessible to more people
  • What does it mean to sign yourself up for a journey and are people still doing this
  • What an inner journey isn’t
  • What does it look like operationalize inner journeys in your life
  • How do you help someone accept that development is an unending effort
  • How do we discern if we are being authentic about our inner journeys and how do we remain there as we navigate
  • What are the detriments of avoiding the inner journey and following the “programming” and what is the payoff of doing the work of an inner journey
  • What is the hero’s journey and how may it apply to your journey
  • What should you not mistake for progress
  • How does an inner journey compare to navigating an actual journey
  • How do you help people identify their own inner why
  • As a teacher, how can you challenge students to understand the difference between the work that goes deep and that which fails to go deep
  • How can a boomerang help you understand gaps that need to be filled

As Lawrence said as we wrapped up, and as is true for nearly every Answer the Call to Conscious Leadership event, we barely just tipped the iceberg on this topic.

We didn’t even dig into some of the major tools and methodologies of inner journeys, though a few were mentioned.

What are some tools that you have used to navigate your inner journey?

Join C3 today for the opportunity to speak about critical conscious leadership topics such as this, to connect and co-create with other conscious leaders, and to access the replays of our events.

I’ll Take It from Here

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Karen Huller, CEO of Epic Careering, is the co-founder of The Consciousness Conference (ConCon) and the C3: Corporate Consciousness Co-op community on LinkedIn. She is the creator of the Corporate Consciousness Ripple Blueprint and author of Laser-sharp Career Focus: Pinpoint your Purpose and Passion in 30 Days. She founded Epic Careering, a conscious career and leadership development firm specializing in executive branding, talent-values alignment, and conscious culture, in 2006. 

While the bulk of Mrs. Huller’s 20 years of professional experience has been within the recruiting and employment industry, her publications, presentations, and coaching also draw from experience in personal development, performance, broadcasting, marketing, and sales. Her solutions incorporate breakthroughs in neuroscience, human performance optimization, bioenergetics, and psychology to help leaders accelerate rapport, expand influence, and elevate engagement and productivity while also looking out for the sustainability of the business and the planet.

Mrs. Huller was one of the first LinkedIn trainers and is known widely for her ability to identify and develop new trends. She is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer, Certified Career Transition Consultant, and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with a Bachelor of Art in Communication Studies and Theater from Ursinus College and a minor in Creative Writing. Her blog was recognized as a top 100 career blog worldwide by Feedspot. 

Mrs. Huller was an Adjunct Professor in Cabrini University’s Communications Department and an Adjunct Professor of Career Management and Professional Development at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. As an instructor for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, she has helped two of her students win the 2018 National Competition to be named America’s Next Top Young Entrepreneurs, to win the 2019 People’s Choice Award, and to land in the top 8 during the (virtual) 2020 National Competition.

She serves on the board for the Upper Merion Community Center, which she helped establish, and is an advisor to Florida International University for their Women in Leadership program. For her service as Vice President of the Gulph Elementary PTC, she received recognition as a Public Education Partner and Promoter from the Upper Merion Area Education Association. Mrs. Huller has also been the lead singer for Harpers Ferry, a rock cover band, for 20 years. She lives in King of Prussia, PA with her husband, two daughters, and many pets, furry, feathered, and scaly.

Career Optimization – Answer the Call to Conscious Leadership

After spending 2020 in complete limbo with little certainty of what was to come and how to plan and prepare, 2021 proved to be a period of reinvention for people and businesses alike that continues through today with little signs of stopping, even as some see their companies attempting to return to “normal.”

For many, what became clear was that “normal” doesn’t work for many people. A period of stifled goals and dreams left many to dream anew. Finally, with time for reflection and reprioritization and perhaps a new sense of finite earth-bound mortality, the trend to seize the day has inspired many, including our C3 community, to grab this moment in time and ride it as far as it will take them.

Our topic for May 2022’s Answer the Call to Conscious Leadership event as chosen by the C3 community was Career Optimization.

Ed Samuel, Career Coach and CEO of SamNova, Inc, who has been one of my mentors, was joined by Melanie Mitchell-Wexler of Find Succeed Achieve to talk about why and how anyone who had a desire to make a change can start now.

Join C3 to get access to the replay and join a community of fellow corporate consciousness co-creators and find out what we said about:

  • Where to start and why
  • How often someone should assess their career for maximum optimization
  • What the process looks like
  • What the #1 assessment tool is for career optimization
  • The struggle most people have in achieving career optimization
  • What the steps after that are
  • How does someone know if their goals are realistic
  • How to find out what opportunities exist in this quickly-evolving job market
  • The worst way to job search is that most people default to
  • If calling recruiters actually works
  • The way that works best and the tools that help the most
  • How salary comes into play when optimizing your career
  • Other things to negotiate to optimize your career
  • How to know when you need a career coach
  • How much time the process can take and when is the best time to engage a career coach
  • The state of mind that often prevents people from optimizing their careers
  • Each coach’s ideal client

Since career optimization is the point of passion for each of us, we could have spent all day and then some talking about this topic.

If you want to provide input into future topics for these events, especially if we talked about any other topics you want us to further expand upon, and you are committed to co-creating a more conscious corporate landscape, then join C3 now and get access to the replay.

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Karen Huller, CEO of Epic Careering, is the co-founder of The Consciousness Conference (ConCon) and the C3: Corporate Consciousness Co-op community on LinkedIn. She is the creator of the Corporate Consciousness Ripple Blueprint and author of Laser-sharp Career Focus: Pinpoint your Purpose and Passion in 30 Days. She founded Epic Careering, a conscious career and leadership development firm specializing in executive branding, talent-values alignment, and conscious culture, in 2006. 

While the bulk of Mrs. Huller’s 20 years of professional experience has been within the recruiting and employment industry, her publications, presentations, and coaching also draw from experience in personal development, performance, broadcasting, marketing, and sales. Her solutions incorporate breakthroughs in neuroscience, human performance optimization, bioenergetics, and psychology to help leaders accelerate rapport, expand influence, and elevate engagement and productivity while also looking out for the sustainability of the business and the planet.

Mrs. Huller was one of the first LinkedIn trainers and is known widely for her ability to identify and develop new trends. She is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer, Certified Career Transition Consultant, and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with a Bachelor of Art in Communication Studies and Theater from Ursinus College and a minor in Creative Writing. Her blog was recognized as a top 100 career blog worldwide by Feedspot. 

Mrs. Huller was an Adjunct Professor in Cabrini University’s Communications Department and an Adjunct Professor of Career Management and Professional Development at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. As an instructor for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, she has helped two of her students win the 2018 National Competition to be named America’s Next Top Young Entrepreneurs, to win the 2019 People’s Choice Award, and to land in the top 8 during the (virtual) 2020 National Competition.

She serves on the board for the Upper Merion Community Center, which she helped establish, and is an advisor to Florida International University for their Women in Leadership program. For her service as Vice President of the Gulph Elementary PTC, she received recognition as a Public Education Partner and Promoter from the Upper Merion Area Education Association. Mrs. Huller has also been the lead singer for Harpers Ferry, a rock cover band, for 20 years. She lives in King of Prussia, PA with her husband, two daughters, and many pets, furry, feathered, and scaly.