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While Anna's away, the boys will play! Friend of the program Dr. Scott is sitting in as co-host today, so along with the regular boomer humor you'd expect, also expect tons of guy stuff. And to add a little of the Y chromosome to the mix, we'll get the female perspective on reinvention from Caroline Dowd Higgins.
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Its Beyond Complicated: Fun with Dr. Scott
Ever wonder what a chiropractor does? Luckily Dr. Scott is here to explain, and also to talk about his love for Bruce Springsteen. Plus, internet dating, Jewish Beauty pageants, and career reinvention from a woman's perspective with Caroline Dowd-Higgins
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Its Beyond Complicated: Caroline Dowd-Higgins
Caroline's latest book, This Is Not the Career I Ordered is part self-help manual, part inspiration. The book is a valuable resource for those contemplating a career change and for those who want to re-energize an existing career. She tells Peter all about it, as well as the interesting challenges career reinvention causes for women.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Caroline Dowd-Higgins
With over a decade of career and professional development coaching experience, Caroline Dowd-Higgins has a desire to empower and energize people to achieve their personal goals. Her training style is engaging, high energy, and positive with a focus on unlocking the self-advocate within each of us. In her capacity as a Director of Career and Professional Development and Adjunct Faculty at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, she prepares the next generation of lawyers to be ready for the career world. Working nationally with employers and alumni to find and develop new jobs for law students, she has become an expert in mining new opportunities that showcase the value of transferable skills. An official blogger for the Huffington Post online, Caroline focuses on career and professional development topics and also pens a monthly column for The Chronicle newspaper in Northern Indiana. Her articles have been picked up for international distribution and she is a sought after talk radio guest for career themed broadcasts. She also hosts the national weekly CBS Radio show: Career Coach Caroline at 5pm on Tuesdays. An accomplished public speaker, Caroline is a member of the National Speakerís Association and enjoys presenting to audiences across the nation. She is adept at helping individuals fine tune their communication skills to improve their professional public image and effectiveness in the workplace. A frequent workshop facilitator for corporate and nonprofit entities, Caroline enjoys personal coaching and group sessions to help maximize communication effectiveness, on-the-job performance, and career satisfaction. Her formal education includes a Bachelorís and Masterís degree in Music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Her many years singing on the professional stage have helped her hone the fine art of self-promotion and stage presence. She has significant experience working with college students helping them transition from academia into the world-of-work and she also enjoys working with a diverse clientele of all ages and backgrounds in her private practice. As a testimony to the power of transferable skills, prior to establishing her consulting practice, Caroline worked as a professional opera singer in Europe and the United States. She has also appeared in a myriad of commercials, voice-over spots, industrial films and live theatrical productions as a featured actress. Carolineís goal is to empower women, so itís unsurprising that her first book This Is Not the Career I Ordered focuses on women who have experienced a career transition and reinvented themselves in the job world. The book and blog of the same name serve as a resource and an inspiration for women who have survived a career change brought about by choice or necessity. Caroline aims to provide empowering strategies and action steps to help others move forward.

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