People in Transition

75. John Tarnoff - Executive and Better Job Coach

March 05, 2023 Bob Gerst Season 3 Episode 75
People in Transition
75. John Tarnoff - Executive and Better Job Coach
Show Notes

John Tarnoff is an executive and career transition coach, speaker, and author who supports mid and late-career professionals in defining, planning, and achieving more meaningful and sustainable careers. 

 Fired 39% during his 35 years as a film producer, studio executive, and tech entrepreneur, he learned how to turn setbacks into successes in a volatile business. He reinvented his career at 50, earning a master’s degree in spiritual psychology to share his lessons with others facing similar challenges. 

 He is the author of the best-selling book, "Boomer Reinvention: How to Create your Dream Career Over 50" and has created four courses on the multi-generational workforce for LinkedIn Learning.

 Some of the topics we discussed include:

  •  In networking, you should follow your “A B G”       (“Always, Be, Giving”): think first about what you can do to support the people in your network before asking for help.
  •  Worry about how you can meet someone that can refer you for the job – don’t worry about what the job description says about the role.
  •  The role you want in the future needs to connect with your values.
  •  Follow three keys in searching for your next great job 1. Focus on your Superpower (what you do best)  2. Build a Community  (like-minded colleagues to refer you to opportunities) 3. Become a Thought     Leader (Stand up for what you stand for, build trust and credibility).
  •  The career you want is already inside of you: follow your inner knowing and intuition. Question the negative messages that will come at you.
  •  To create your future, you need to reconcile your past: clear emotional baggage and limiting beliefs.

These are just a few of the great ideas and suggestions John shared.  I hope you enjoy
his experiences, thought leadership, and energy as much as I did.  Thank
you for listening to this episode of “People in Transition”.

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