Executive Career Upgrades

by Tim Madden

Welcome to the Executive Career Upgrades Podcast with your hosts, Tim and Kristina Madden. Here we share tactics and strategies each week to help business professionals targeting multiple 6 Figures navigate this current job market so that they can land the job they deserve! Whether you need help with your branding, getting on more interviews, converting interviews to offers, maximizing your compensation, or mindset clarity,  ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • How to Make the Decision-Makers See You As The Right Fit

    How to Make the Decision-Makers See You As The Right Fit

    On today's episode, we explore "How to Make the Decision-Makers See You As The Right Fit." Join us as we discuss essential tactics to become the candidate every decision-maker wants to hire, featuring invaluable insights to elevate your career. Some highlights of the episode are: 1 - Leveraging Professional Networks: Learn how to effectively use your professional network to gain endorsements and open doors that lead directly to decision-makers. 2 - Mastering Communication: Gain insights into the art of communication that makes you stand out in interviews and professional interactions, ensuring you're remembered for all the right reasons. 3 - Showcasing a Strategic Mindset: We discuss how to project a strategic mindset that positions you as a valuable asset, capable of advancing organizational goals. If you're looking to make yourself irresistible to hiring managers and secure a place at the top of the candidate list, visit execupgrades.com/podcast and schedule a free career consultation with us.

  • How a Post-It Note Can Excel Your Career with Maria Maldonado Smith

    How a Post-It Note Can Excel Your Career with Maria Maldonado Smith

    On today's episode, we explore "How a Post-It Note Can Excel Your Career with Maria Maldonado Smith." Join host Kristina Madden as she discusses innovative career development techniques with Maria Maldonado Smith, Chief Empowerment Officer of MMS Consulting and creator of the Executive Vision Imagery program. Some highlights of the episode are: 1 - Simplicity of Tools: Discover how simple tools like Post-it notes can be powerful aids in visualizing and achieving career goals. 2 - Vision Boarding Techniques: Learn the steps to effectively use vision boarding to clarify and pursue your professional ambitions. 3 - Goal Alignment: Gain insights into aligning your daily actions with your long-term goals using straightforward methods. 4 - Productivity Boosts: Understand how these visual tools can enhance productivity by keeping important objectives in clear view. 5 - Impactful Results: Maria shares stories and examples of how minimal tools have led to maximum impacts in career progression. If you're looking to innovate the way you plan and progress in your career, or if you need guidance in applying these simple yet effective techniques, visit execupgrades.com/podcast and schedule a free career consultation with us.

  • 5 Tips on How to Make a Good First Impression on the Job

    5 Tips on How to Make a Good First Impression on the Job

    On today's episode, we explore "5 Tips on How to Make a Good First Impression on the Job." Join hosts Tim and Kristina Madden as they offer practical tips and strategies to help you shine in new professional environments. Join hosts Tim and Kristina Madden as they unpack how crucial a strong first impression is to your career success and the practical strategies to achieve it. Some highlights of the episode are: 1 - Preparation and Punctuality: Learn the importance of arriving on time and prepared, setting a professional tone from the start. 2 - Effective Introductions: Discover how to introduce yourself in a way that conveys confidence and competence, ensuring you are memorable for the right reasons. 3 - Body Language and Attire: Gain insight into how appropriate dress and positive body language significantly affect how others perceive you in professional settings. 4 - Engagement and Enthusiasm: Understand why showing genuine interest and enthusiasm in your role and the people you meet can foster positive relationships and opportunities. If you feel you need help making impactful first impressions or want to enhance your introductory skills in new roles, visit execupgrades.com/podcast and schedule a free career consultation with us.

  • Salary Negotiation: 4 Tips on How to Negotiate a Higher Salary

    Salary Negotiation: 4 Tips on How to Negotiate a Higher Salary

    On today's episode, we dive into "Salary Negotiation: 4 Tips on How to Negotiate a Higher Salary." Join hosts Tim and Kristina Madden as they unpack the key strategies and psychological tactics that can transform your approach to negotiating a higher salary. Some highlights of the episode are: 1 - Understanding Your Market Value: Learn how to research and articulate your worth based on industry standards. 2 - Presenting Your Skills Effectively: Tips on how to showcase your abilities and experiences to maximize your appeal during negotiations. 3 - Key Communication Techniques: Discover the crucial conversational tactics that can influence the outcome of your salary discussions. 4 - The Psychology of Negotiation: Insights into the mindset shifts necessary for turning potentially intimidating negotiations into opportunities for career advancement. If you're preparing for a significant job offer or aiming to enhance your current compensation, this episode will provide you with the necessary tools to effectively negotiate your salary. For additional help in your career, visit execupgrades.com/podcast to schedule a free career consultation with us.

  • Shy to Sure by Mastering Confident Conversations

    Shy to Sure by Mastering Confident Conversations

    Missed the live episode? Join host Tim Madden as he dives into the art of confident communication. This episode is all about unlocking the transformative power of confidence in your interactions. Tim shares practical techniques and mindset shifts designed to help individuals transition from shyness to assertiveness. Whether you're aiming to increase your influence in the boardroom or simply wish to navigate daily conversations with more assurance, this discussion will provide valuable insights. Listeners will learn strategies for building confidence, crafting compelling communication, and handling interactions with poise and authority. Additionally, the episode covers the long-term benefits of these skills, such as enhanced personal and professional relationships. 🚀 Don't miss this opportunity to discover how mastering confident conversations can be a game changer for your personal and professional success. Tune into the replay to learn actionable tips that will transform your communicative approach and elevate your impact in every interaction.