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142: Special Thanks and Special Announcement You Don’t Want to Miss

142: Special Thanks and Special Announcement You Don’t Want to Miss

In this episode, meet the VP of Engineering at Freeosk, Megan Ford.

Now a female engineering executive, her career path was a winding road and ups, downs and lots of challenges. But she held on to a core belief that you must keep an open mind, ask lots of questions, and be willing to make decisions.

Megan shares how self doubt can be really loud when facing a big transition, and you suddenly feel like you have to learn everything all over again. You might also be surprised to hear that Megan, a top performer, was let go.

That was something she never expected to face in her career. But it happens and it is 1000% ok.

We dig into the reality of career building: Not every job, role, boss, is going to be a good fit. Reflect and move on.

And if you’re a woman in engineering, this conversation will be doubly encouraging.

Megan loves the outdoors as everything is better outside, and coffee, because everything is better with coffee also.

So press play and let’s chat… the path for your career growth begins now!

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141: Gratitude Engineering | Scientific and Practical Guide to Growth through Gratitude

141: Gratitude Engineering | Scientific and Practical Guide to Growth through Gratitude

In this special episode of The Happy Engineer Podcast, we’re celebrating Thanksgiving by expressing our gratitude.

From the incredible guests who have shared their wisdom to the over 100,000 downloads of this podcast, we are truly grateful. But most importantly, we want to thank you, our amazing listeners, for investing your precious time with us.

As we continue to bring you valuable content to accelerate your career growth, we invite you to join us on this journey towards creating the career and life of your dreams.

And if you’re ready to take the next step, we have an exciting bonus for you. Check the show notes for details. Thank you, and we’ll see you next week on The Happy Engineer Podcast.

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132: Five Strategies to Win the Inbox War | The End of Never-Ending Email

132: Five Strategies to Win the Inbox War | The End of Never-Ending Email

In this episode, I dive into the often-overlooked challenges of building a thriving engineering career.

Often, it’s not just about technical prowess. Many crucial aspects have nothing to do with being a great engineer.

We explore the war of the inbox, discussing five strategies to help you regain control and maximize your efficiency.

These practical tips are key to mastering the inbox and reclaiming your focus, ultimately accelerating your engineering career.

So press play and… let’s chat about conquering the inbox war.

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123: Are You on the Road to Burnout? | The Unspoken Pandemic

123: Are You on the Road to Burnout? | The Unspoken Pandemic

Let’s talk about a topic that hits close to home: burnout.

In this episode, l share my own experience of hitting rock bottom in my career due to burnout and how I turned things around.

Join me as I draw insights from over 1,500 engineering leaders and discuss the various faces of burnout – from disengagement to the perils of overworking. I introduce the “burnout scale” and urge you to assess where you stand on it.

I’ll uncover how burnout is more than just physical exhaustion – it’s about energy deficits across all aspects of our lives.

Hit that play button and let’s tackle burnout together!

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