Our topic today is all about human resources and I’ve a very special guest who has more than 30 years as a human resource specialist and executive. He has worked with companies on a global basis. He is currently the SVP of People, Culture and Organizational Effectiveness, Avatar Airlines, a startup airline coming out of Jupiter, Florida. Welcome to the show, Randy.
With more than 4 million college graduates arriving on the job market scene. Since may, we definitely have a lot of challenges ahead for them. And my concern is that they don’t know what to do, but my guest today is a very special guest coming out of Montreal. Canada is Mike Bird. He is a generation Z career coach, and he in fact, coaches, the millennials or the generation wise, Mike, welcome to the show.
Software runs the world from our iPhones to our coffee makers, to our cars. Software is everywhere and behind the software. We have to have people that write the code with that said there is an untapped market out there, and I am really privileged today to introduce you to my next guest Lossie Freeman, the Director of Corporate Partnerships of Zip Code Wilmington, a nonprofit boot camp that trains individuals in just 12 weeks to land positions in technology. Lossie, welcome to Career Chat.
If anybody has their pulse on the local job market, my next guest really does everything from hiring trends to employer staffing, to recruiting, to job seeker advice. My next guest is a powerhouse. Her name is Laura Kasper. She’s the CEO of Monarch Staffing. Laura, welcome to the show.
What the surveys have shown is that career changers are finding jobs through acquaintances, friends of friends, simply just about everyone they know. But what we didn’t know was down the line, the eighth and ninth people outside the circle, they are also very valuable in helping you to find a job today. I feel very privileged to introduce you to my next guest, who is this subject matter expert. Her name is Sarah Johnston. She is known as the briefcase coach. She is a former corporate recruiter who turned into an executive resume writer and career coach, catapulting herself to success right away. She’s been featured on ABC, CBS LinkedIn and Business Insider. Sarah, welcome to the show.
As the job search continues for millions of Americans, we have had to take care of ourselves physically, and we have to look at our mental health today. Our topic is mindfulness meditation and the job seeker. And before I introduce you to my next guest, I want to give you some statistics that are pretty staggering. There’s between 200 and 500 million people that are meditating right now, we found that post traumatic stress syndrome has been reduced. The symptoms that is been reduced by 73% school suspensions in the last two years are down by 50%. Insomnia is reduced by 50%. And the most surprising statistic is that 52% of American employers are integrating mindfulness and meditation into their corporate institution. My guest today is Curt Woolford. He is a mindfulness coach and consultant. He has worked with large health organizations in the Philadelphia area, such as Crozier, Keystone independence, blue cross, and blue shield, and the university market as well. He’s a mindfulness coach. He’s a meditation coach, a yoga instructor, and a consultant to these large organizations. Kurt, welcome to career chat.