The People Stack Podcast

What happens at the intersection of People, Work and Technology? Join us at the People Stack to see.

About the show

Technical Career Coach Jen Bunk interviews authors, coaches and leaders of tech companies from around the world as we explore the intersection of People, Work and Technology.

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  • Episode 275: Do you have leadership body odor?

    November 3rd, 2021  |  9 mins 9 secs

    You know how body odor works, right?

    You’re always the last one to know when you have it.

    Having a lack of leadership skills works the same way.

    In this 5-minute quick shift, I help you to ask yourself if YOU have leadership body odor so that you can approach this uncomfortable conversation with yourself from a place of ownership… that you can take the actions necessary to fix it and finally get recognized for your value as a technical manager!
    Check this one out immediately!

  • Episode 276: Why Working with a Recruiter is a Terrible Career Strategy

    November 1st, 2021  |  22 mins 49 secs

    Should you be working with a recruiter to help you land a new job as a tech manager?

    Our answer will probably surprise you. It’s a firm “No.”

    At least, not right away.

    Check out this video to find out why so that you can intentionally take ownership of your career and finally get unstuck while you upgrade your teams, your paychecks - and your life!

    Watch this one right away!

  • Episode 274: What Are You Tolerating?

    October 27th, 2021  |  8 mins 31 secs

    “The sun is in my eyes!”

    This is what my son was complaining about the other day. After some gentle coaching (Mom Win!) he realized he couldn’t move the sun…

    ...but he could move HIMSELF!

    In this 5-minute Quick Shift, I show you how you can apply this lesson to your CAREER so that you can finally stop burning yourself out while you’re feeling underpaid & under-recognized.

    Pay super close attention to this one!

  • Episode 273: Why You Must Stop Applying for Jobs Right Now

    October 25th, 2021  |  22 mins 7 secs

    This episode is inspired by a question we received from a new client:

    “What do you mean stop applying for jobs? That doesn’t make sense to me. How am I supposed to find one?”

    Pay very close attention to this one because you’re going to learn how you’re wasting your precious time, energy, and focus by applying to tech manager jobs…

    ...AND what to do INSTEAD so that you can build your dream career while you make more of an impact you ever thought you could.

    Tune in right now!

  • Episode 272: Why You Need Expert Career Help

    October 20th, 2021  |  7 mins 37 secs

    In this 5-minute Quick Shift, I reveal the REAL reason why every single one of our clients was looking for expert career help.

    It’s not to have an accountability buddy.

    It’s not to pick our brains for more information.

    It’s not even to get career advice. (That’s easily obtained from friends and family.)

    Tune in to find out the REAL value of having an expert mentor… that you can finally get your tech career on track, earn $200k/year or more, and live with zen-like work-life balance.

    Check this one out right away!

  • Episode 271: The 3 Shifts Our Clients Made To Stop Procrastinating and FINALLY Do the Inspired Work Necessary to Build Their Tech Careers

    October 18th, 2021  |  20 mins 27 secs

    We ALL procrastinate. It’s part of the human condition.

    The key is being honest with yourself that you’re doing it… you can STOP!

    I realize this is easier said than done.

    It’s not impossible. It’s simply challenging.

    In this episode, I reveal the 3 mindset and strategic shifts our clients made to nip career procrastination in the bud!

    On the other side of these 3 shifts was inspired, intelligent action taking that led to massive (often unbelievable) career outcomes like 50+% raises, dream jobs landed, loads more free time, and significantly more impact.

    Check out this episode right now if you want to follow in our clients’ footsteps!

  • Episode 270: The #1 Skill That Tech Managers MUST Develop if You Want to Up-Level Your Impact, Income, and Freedom

    October 13th, 2021  |  8 mins 5 secs

    In this 5-minute Quick Shift, I talk about the #1 skill that is essential to develop if you want to advance in your tech career.

    And it’s not communication, leadership, mentoring, marketing, listening, strategic thinking, influencing…

    ...or any of the skills that are usually talked about.

    Tune in to find out the skill that you most likely lack so that you can start building it TODAY and finally earn the income and make the impact you want.

    Check it out right now!

  • Episode 269: Why Your (Secret) Hatred for Marketing is Destroying Your Tech Career

    October 11th, 2021  |  24 mins 18 secs

    Shifting your beliefs is critical if you want to up-level your technical career.

    And one of the areas where we see the most shifting potential is MARKETING!

    In this episode, I reveal three areas where your negative thoughts & feelings about marketing are holding you back.

    They’re keeping you in career struggle.

    Watch this episode right now so that you can escape this struggle and finally make the impact and earn the income you deserve as an intelligent, committed technical manager!

  • Episode 268: The Heaviness of Maybe

    October 6th, 2021  |  9 mins 11 secs

    You’re reading this because you’re a tech manager who is committed to transforming your career…

    ...and you’re stuck in “maybe.”

    Maybe I’ll take action. Maybe I’ll fix it. Maybe it’ll work.

    This is heavy.

    In this episode, I explain WHY and how to LET IT GO so you can finally soar towards your career goals.

    Tune in immediately!

  • Episode 267: Why Fear of Success is Costing You Impact, Well-Being, and Thousands of Dollars/Month

    October 4th, 2021  |  25 mins 46 secs

    We all know that fear of failure can hold us back from achieving what we want.

    But what about the fear of success? Could that be holding you back too?!

    In this episode, I guide you through a series of powerful examples so that you can see and FEEL exactly how fear of success is causing you stress, anguish, and lost opportunities in your tech career.

    And, I show you exactly how to take inspired, intelligent action so that you can let that fear go.

    Check this one out right now!

  • Episode 266: The Real Reason Why You’re Constantly Feeling Broke (even though you make six figures a year)

    September 29th, 2021  |  8 mins 4 secs

    In this 5-minute Quick Shift, I reveal why you keep thinking, “I wish that wasn’t so expensive.”

    In other words, why can’t you earn more money as a tech manager - despite working harder than you ever have?

    Tune into this episode right now!

  • Episode 265: Why Waiting to Make Career Decisions Has Already Cost You At least $300,000

    September 27th, 2021  |  34 mins 22 secs

    There is a huge cost to waiting. And if you’re a tech manager who’s struggling in your career…

    ...that financial cost is AT LEAST $300k.

    And really, it’s way more than that. (Because it’s not just about the money.)

    In this episode, I talk about the REAL reason why waiting is painfully destructive to your tech career and what to do to fix it... that you can finally own your worth, earn more money, and live a life of abundance.

    Tune in right away!

  • Episode 264: Why Free Advice is Strangling Your Tech Career

    September 22nd, 2021  |  7 mins 33 secs

    In this 5-minute Quick Shift, I reveal why following free career advice is taking the life out of your career.

    I share the #1 reason why you need to stop taking free advice RIGHT NOW.

    Hint: Your career and your sanity is at stake.

    Watch this one immediately!

  • Episode 263: Eight Signs That You're Getting Terrible Career Advice

    September 20th, 2021  |  27 mins 25 secs

    So many tech managers are getting terrible career advice...and they’re following it!

    Are you unknowingly one of them?

    In this episode, I share 8 ways to know.

    And if you notice that you’ve been taking any of the kinds of advice I talk about in this video, take ownership.

    Admit that you made a mistake and FIX IT!

    I share how to do that in this video so you can finally escape career mediocrity.

    Watch this one right now!

  • Episode 262: Kick the Hope-ium Career Habit

    September 15th, 2021  |  8 mins 20 secs

    “I hope someday I finally get paid what I’m worth.”
    “Here’s to hoping next year I’ll have a better job.”
    “Finger’s crossed they fire my boss so I can get that promotion.”

    How often have you used Hope as your major career strategy?

    Be honest with yourself. We all do it from time to time.

    In this 5-minute Quick Shift, I reveal why this is so dangerous for your career - and what to do to shift it… you can FINALLY take control and create more income, impact, and freedom for yourself and your loved ones.

    Don’t miss this one!

  • Episode 261: Playing “Wait-and-See” is Slowly but Surely Killing Your Tech Career

    September 13th, 2021  |  26 mins 4 secs

    We hear it all the time. Tech managers are playing “Wait-and-See” with their tech careers.

    “Let’s wait and see. They might give me that raise next year.”
    “Let’s wait and see. This time around, my new boss might actually be a great guy.”
    “Let’s wait and see. I have equity that vests in 6 months and I don’t want to lose it.”

    How many more years do you want to play this game???

    How many more times do you want to hear, “We don’t have the budget?”
    How many more new bosses do you want to have to go through?
    How many more hours do you want to spend stressed out because you hate your job?

    It’s time to stop this! Or your tech career will die a slow but certain death.

    Check out this episode RIGHT NOW so you can finally escape the comfort of sitting around and waiting…

    …and take the bold, decisive, intelligent action necessary to build the career and live the life you’re meant to.

    Check this one out immediately!