Let’s take the guesswork out of becoming an L&D professional. Are you looking to get into Learning and Development and don’t quite know where to start? Have you recently been promoted to a Corporate Trainer or Instructional Design role and want to make sure you have the tools to knock it out of the park? If any of those are you, you’ve come to the right place.
How to Land Your Dream L&D Role in 30 Days!
21:32If you've been feeling super stuck in your L&D career transition, and want to hit the reset button, today's L&D Career Club Podcast episode will give you a 4-week outline to successfully land your dream L&D role in 30 days. In this episode, I walk you through step-by-step of my 30-day challenge process including: ⭐️ What you need to focus on at the same time, versus spend independent time doing ⭐️ Where most people go wrong in slowing down their career transition ⭐️ Why it's less important to focus on ADDING to your process than it is to STREAMLINE it We're also getting ready to kick of TWO programs this week: 1️⃣ The L&D Career Transition Success Codes Masterclass (March 21st) - In here we are going to dive deep deep deep into auditing your L&D career transition, and give you strategies to build actionable momentum and get unstuck. You'll also leave with a L&D Career Transition Audit checklist! https://theovernighttrainer.thinkific.com/courses/l-d-career-transition-success-codes-masterclass-live 2️⃣ The Sprint - 30 Day L&D Career Transition Challenge (Starting March 23rd) - IT'S BAAAAAACK! I ran this challenge last year and HOLY MACARONI the number of people who landed roles from it was amazing. You'll get 30 days of targeted exercises and LIVE DAILY support from me, all designed to help you land your dream L&D role, and complete in less than hour per day. This is on presale right now and the price will go up TOMORROW! https://theovernighttrainer.thinkific.com/courses/the-sprint Both of these programs can be purchased on their own, OR come FREEEEE inside of The L&D Career Club Membership! https://theovernighttrainer.thinkific.com/courses/l-d-career-transition-success-codes-masterclass-live
Auditing Your L&D Career Transition
28:46If you've ever thought "nothing is working" when it comes to your L&D career transition, today's episode of The L&D Career Club Podcast was made for YOU! Today I deep dive into the 3 main categories to look at when you are feeling stuck in your L&D career transition. Some key takeaways you'll have from this episode includes: Where you may be going wrong when it comes to the roles you're choosing to apply to How to audit your network and be an active participant in it What your personal brand needs to reflect in order to give you momentum in your career transition Would love to know from you - where do you feel most "stuck" when it comes to your career transition? ⬇️ Let me know and I'll tell you where you need to focus your audit! P.S. I also reveal the L&D Career Club program calendar for March-August inside of today's episode, including TWO programs kicking off THIS MONTH: 1️⃣ The L&D Career Transition Success Codes Masterclass (On March 21st - and possibly a multi day class) In here we are going to dive deep deep deep into auditing your L&D career transition, and give you strategies to build actionable momentum and get unstuck. https://theovernighttrainer.thinkific.com/courses/l-d-career-transition-success-codes-masterclass-live 2️⃣ The Sprint - 30 Day L&D Career Transition Challenge (Starting March 23rd) - IT'S BAAAAAACK! I ran this challenge last year and HOLY MACARONI the number of people who landed roles from it was amazing. You'll get 30 days of targeted exercises all designed to help you land your dream L&D role, and complete in less than hour per day. https://theovernighttrainer.thinkific.com/courses/the-sprint Both of these programs can be purchased on their own, OR come FREEEEE inside of The L&D Career Club Membership! You can still use code FOUNDER20 for 20% a founding membership between now and 3/20/23! https://theovernighttrainer.thinkific.com/products/communities/the-l-and-d-career-club
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What’s Next for The Overnight Trainer Podcast
32:43Today's episode of The Overnight Trainer Podcast is the 100TH episode, and it's going to be the last one... WITH THIS NAME! 😂 As of next week, The Overnight Trainer Podcast will transition into The L&D Career Club Podcast, where we will be continuing to build a positive community of purpose-driven people looking to grow in their L&D careers. Along with the podcast name change, inside this episode I dive into: ✨ Why I retired my number one selling program, FAST TRACK ✨ An introduction to The L&D Career Club MEMBERSHIP ✨ A behind the scenes look at my SECOND podcast, Good Learning If you're ready to become a Founding Member of the L&D Career Club, make sure to listen to this episode for 20% off the PRESALE price! We go live inside the club in March, so snag your founding member spot now. JOIN THE CLUB: https://theovernighttrainer.thinkific.com/products/communities/the-l-and-d-career-club Use code: FOUNDER20 :)
Motherhood, Mental Health, and L&D Silver Bullets with Meredith Fish
56:14What does motherhood and mental health have to do with creating engaging employee development programs? If you ask Meredith Fish, the answer is EVERYTHING. In today's episode of The Overnight Trainer Podcast, VP of People and Culture at Workramp Meredith Fish and I dive deep into all things motherhood and mental health, and what that means for us who create L&D programming. With her 19+ years of experience in L&D, as well as being a superhero mama, Meredith answers questions such as: Where do you see L&D's role in creating a strong, inclusive employee culture? Why is it so important for learners (and those creating learning) to fail? How did focusing on your mental health impact your career AND your parenting? What can L&D do to support mental health in the workplace? Make sure to connect with Meredith and follow Workramp: https://www.workramp.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/workramp/ https://go.workramp.com/podcast/request-a-demo This is also the LAST WEEK to register for FAST TRACK before it retires for good! https://theovernighttrainer.thinkific.com/bundles/fasttrack
Exploring a Non-Traditional Path Into Talent Development with Al Dea
1:03:04If you've ever thought that having a "non traditional" background will get in the way of a successful career in Talent Development, let me introduce you to my friend Al Dea who is here to prove y'all WRONG! Today on The Overnight Trainer Podcast, I'm joined by Al, speaker, researcher, consultant and Founder of Betterwork Labs, a talent consulting & leadership development firm focused on helping leaders create organizations where their people can thrive. Al and I deep dive into the PAST and talk alllll about his "non traditional" path to L&D, and when we quantum leap into the FUTURE and chat all things future of work, and future of L&D. Al and I will also be at next week's Talent Development Think Tank Conference with Andy Storch, so if you want a double dose of us IRL, come hang in Sonoma! Alsoooo, it's LAST CALL for the BuiLD Your L&D Network 4-week group coaching program! We kick off tomorrow! Connect with Al: https://open.spotify.com/show/3zPq2Q00gcbHCPujpaoFmr https://www.linkedin.com/in/aldea1/ https://alsnewsletter.substack.com/ Work with me: FAST TRACK: https://theovernighttrainer.thinkific.com/bundles/fasttrack BuiLD Your L&D Network: https://theovernighttrainer.thinkific.com/courses/build-your-l-d-network TDTT Conference: https://sarahcannistra--tdf.thrivecart.com/think-tank-ticket-feb-2023/
How to Build Your L&D Network
40:00Ever feel like you're throwing spaghetti 🍝 at the wall hoping something sticks when it comes to networking? Maybe you've been trying to network in a way that just feels icky to you? Or are you just starting out on wanting to build an L&D network but don't know where to start? In today's episode of The Overnight Trainer Podcast, I dive deep into my 4-step process on how to grow a strong, potent, and powerful network of L&D folks you can leverage, learn from, and lean on. I dive into: Where most people go wrong when it comes to building their L&D network Why it's so important for you to "do the work" *before* you set out on your networking journey How to set goals so that your network is a reflection of what you hope to achieve Different ways to build and grow your L&D network Today is also the LAST DAY for presale pricing for my 4-week BuiLD Your L&D Network LIVE coaching program, where you will walk away with a potent and prosperous network to leverage in your career transition and growth! Build Your L&D Network Coaching Program: https://theovernighttrainer.thinkific.com/courses/build-your-l-d-network TDTT Conference in Sonoma: https://sarahcannistra--tdf.thrivecart.com/think-tank-ticket-feb-2023/
7 Mindset Shifts to Make While Navigating an L&D Career Transition
40:40I'm going to let you in on the best kept secret when it comes to your strategy for finding and landing your dream L&D role... Strategy is only going to be 10% of your success. The other 90%? Your mindset. In today's episode I uncover 7 mindset shifts that will change the way you look at how you're approaching your L&D career transition. If you've ever thought: 💭 "I need more certifications to be qualified..." 💭 "I hope someone takes a chance on me soon..." 💭 "I need to redo my resume AGAIN..." 💭 "I don't know how my skills translate into L&D..." 💭 "I'll never find another job like that one again..." 💭 "More money will mean working more hours..." ...then today's episode is a must listen for you. Come and join me at the TDTT Conference in February: https://sarahcannistra--tdf.thrivecart.com/think-tank-ticket-feb-2023/ PreSale for the BuiLD Your Network Group Coaching Program: https://theovernighttrainer.thinkific.com/courses/build-your-l-d-network
My Thoughts On All These Layoffs
20:37It seems like we can't go one day without hearing about layoffs these days, and it may have you wondering what that means for you if you're in the midst of a career transition. In today's episode of The Overnight Trainer, I share my thoughts on the layoffs and what this means for L&D. (And it may not be what you think...) I really hope this episode gives you perspective from someone who A) is personally experiencing the impacts of having a partner who was just laid off and B) has clients who are landing epic interviews and dream roles weekly. I also referenced this statement from Zapier, which aligns very closely with what I see as a trend in terms of where L&D will be providing value: https://zapier.com/blog/secondments-at-zapier/
Owning Your Talent Development Career with Andy Storch
55:05As TD and L&D professionals, we dedicate our careers to the development of other people, so they can grow in THEIR careers... But how are we pouring back into ourselves? In today's episode of The Overnight Trainer Podcast, I chat with Podcast Host, Speaker, Author, Coach & Consultant, Andy Storch, on how we as TD & L&D profressionals can start to OWN our careers, and our lives! Some of the questions I asked Andy include: What does it really mean for someone to "own" their career AND life? Why is having a community of other TD professionals is so important to owning your own career? What do you think separates GOOD L&D/TD practitioners from GREAT ones? Where do you think new and existing TD professionals should focus their development? We also talked about the unparalled TDTT Conference Andy is hosting next month in Sonoma, CA (where I'll be walking you through how to create a blueprint for your L&D career)! Join us at the conference here: https://tdtt.us/conference/?affiliate=sarahcannistra Connect with Andy here: https://www.instagram.com/andy_storch/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ http://andystorch.com/
Creating Your L&D Career Blueprint
41:51When it comes to finding, landing, and loving your new L&D role, do you have a strategy to get there? And by strategy, I don't mean what other random people have told you you should, or should not, be doing. I mean a PROVEN strategy that's aligned with YOUR skills, interests, experiences, and values? In today's episode of The Overnight Trainer, I'm breaking down my 4 part process to create an L&D Career Blueprint that will *actually* help you find, land, and love your next L&D role. On your timeline. And based on YOUR skills, interests, experiences, and values. If you're looking to dive deep and put your Blueprint together with my help, the L&D Career Blueprint Masterclass is going down next Tuesday, 1/17 at 6pm EST! Grab your spot here: https://theovernighttrainer.thinkific.com/courses/l-d-career-blueprint Or go all in inside of FAST TRACK: https://theovernighttrainer.thinkific.com/bundles/fasttrack