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Are you confident in your management and leadership skills? Are you overwhelmed by your roles and responsibilities?
Discover what new things to prioritize in our post-pandemic world...
Today's guest, Lynn Berger, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor and Certified Career Counselor in private practice in New York for over 20 years.
In the work she does, she counsels people how to effectively transition their jobs, and/or their careers, balance multiple roles and responsibilities, understand and make wiser choices.
In today's episode, Lynn unpacks the topic "Post Pandemic Priorities"
Check out these episode highlights:
- 02:41– Lynn’s ideal client: “My ideal client can come from various industries, have various amounts of time of experience, yet something's missing…”
- 03:26 – Her client's biggest challenge: “It's the unknown. To admit to yourself that something isn't working, means that you might need to make a change....”
- 04:20 – Lynn’s #1 insight to help you: "Is to figure out how much intentional change you might want to make..."
- 06:16 – What concept, book, program, or talk impacted you the most: "There's a wonderful book called Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman, that was very powerful for me, and another book, Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers..."
- 07:13 – Lynn’s valuable free resource: "It's not totally free, but you get the first month free. I am a big fan of 'Headspace', the meditation app, I think it's really quite helpful.."
- 08:16 – Lynn’s last thoughts: "I'm doing a show. It's called 'Lyn Berger Interviews Remarkable People'. And I try to find people in the community, and people that have done really interesting things...."
(Note, this was transcribed using a transcription software and may not reflect the exact words used in the podcast)
Andrew Hryniewicz 0:07
Hello, everyone and a very warm welcome to another edition of the Destiny Awakening Interviews.
I'm Andrew Wayfinder Hyniewicz. And I'm joined today by Lynn Berger, career coach and counselor, author and YouTube interview show host.
So, a very warm welcome to you, Lynn. And where are you hanging out tonight?
Lynn Berger 0:30
Thank you so much for having me. I am in New York City.
Andrew Hryniewicz 0:35
Okay, The Big Apple. Actually what part of New York you're in?
Lynn Berger 0:43
I'm in Manhattan on the Upper East Side.
Andrew Hryniewicz 0:45
Okay. I had a cousin many years ago, who lived down on... I think it was number 25, 5th Avenue, down towards Washington Square. He was in a rent control building, so he never moved.
Lynn Berger 1:01
Oh, lucky him.
Andrew Hryniewicz 1:03
Well, he moved there in the 50s. So it's a long, long time ago.
Okay, well, let's get on to the work you do and your experience. Lynn Berger is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor and Certified Career Counselor in private practice in New York for over 20 years.
She's also the external career coach for Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, and I believe you also have a connection with Columbia?
Lynn Berger 1:32
Andrew Hryniewicz 1:33
She's appeared as a guest expert on radio and television shows across the Country, as well as being featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Times, Newsday, Huffington Post, businessweek.com, monster.com, and more.
She's also the author of the book, "The Savvy Part Time Professional", "How to Land Create Or Negotiate A Part Time Job of Your Dreams".
And in the work that she does, she counseled people on how to effectively transition their jobs, and/or their careers, balance their multiple roles and responsibilities, and understand and make wiser choices.
So thank you, Lynn, for your time today.
Lynn Berger 2:16
Andrew Hryniewicz 2:17
And the topic you wanted to talk about was "Post Pandemic Priorities."
Lynn Berger 2:23
Right. We're in a unique time now.
Andrew Hryniewicz 2:27
Okay. So you're going to unpack this idea by answering six questions.
And the first question is, who is your ideal client? And what's the transformation your work helps them achieve?
Lynn Berger 2:41
My ideal client can come from various industries, have various amounts of time of experience, yet something's missing. So we work together... it's a time of transition... we work together to figure out what's next for them.
And some clients, we go back in time, and we really kind of seek out: What is their experience? What were the highlights? Where do they see their strengths, their values, their interests? What's a good fit for them?
And I do some testing and assessment as well for many clients.
Andrew Hryniewicz 3:18
Yeah, that was something I was very interested in. Because, you know, a lot of people on the show are coaches, but they don't have access to those sorts of tools, which I think can make a huge difference.
So question number two, what's the biggest challenge you see people facing when they come through the door to work with you?
Lynn Berger 3:36
Well, it's fear. It's the unknown. To admit to yourself that something isn't working, means that you might need to make a change. And change is very hard... So you know, you need to work through that.
As I say, this is a practical and psychological exercise. In that, practically, we need to figure out what's appropriate. And then, psychologically, I work to help my clients overcome the challenges and the uncertainty of making a change.
Andrew Hryniewicz 4:10
Okay, and so question number three in that, what would be your number one insight that you would share with the audience to help them right now?
Lynn Berger 4:20
Well, as I titled the show, "Post Pandemic Priorities", it was a tough year for most people. And they really began to see what was important to them. And the challenge now is to figure out how much intentional change you might want to make.
Working at home was very challenging for some. But many other people welcomed it, and they really enjoyed it. And they felt more productive and they want to be able to continue that as much as possible.
And many people realized, "I don't want to do what I'm doing". With that, you know, being in quarantine and not being able to distract yourself, you really have to face what you're doing.
So I think this is a very unique time. And I'm having many conversations with people that really want to make some change now.
Andrew Hryniewicz 5:18
Yeah, I've seen the same thing. And I've heard quite a few stories on the show as well, with people who... One couple wound up moving from New York to Austin temporarily. Just to, you know, get away from the threat and the crowding and the chaos and everything.
But they're actually not going to come back to New York. You know, they've created a whole new life, where they never expected to.
Lynn Berger 5:45
It's an opportunity.
Andrew Hryniewicz 5:46
Yeah. Okay, So question number four, in your own development, what concept, book, program, talk, or experience, had the greatest impact?
Lynn Berger 5:59
Well, I've been doing this work for quite a while. And there's some classics in the field, that when I read, really resonated with me. That, even if I'm not recommending the book to my clients, I might be utilizing what was in the book.
And there was a wonderful book called "Learned Optimism" by Martin Seligman, that was very powerful for me, and another book, "Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway" by Susan Jeffers.
Because most of my clients were feeling, you know, there is some sort of fear.
And, you know, as a counselor and a coach, I tried to dance between the practical-- what's going to make the most sense for you--and the psychological. And everyone has different needs.
Some people, they know what they want to do, but they just can't do it. And some people can be the opposite. So you know, it's a real dance back and forth.
Andrew Hryniewicz 7:01
Okay, great. We'll put both of those titles in the show notes.
Lynn Berger 7:05
Andrew Hryniewicz 7:06
So question number five, what's the free resource you'd like to share with the audience to help them?
Lynn Berger 7:12
Well, it's not totally free, but you get the first month free, so... And you get a taste. I am a big fan of "Headspace", the meditation app, I think it's really quite helpful. So it's something that you can try.
And if you like it, and I always recommend anyone to go to my website, lynnberger.com there's a lot of articles, videos, things that you just don't have to pay for, to gain access to, to have an understanding of career transition and career change.
Andrew Hryniewicz 7:45
Okay, so a personal recommendation is to try the "Headspace" app. And then to go to your website.
Lynn Berger 7:52
Well, there's a lot of resources there. All things information, let's say.
Andrew Hryniewicz 7:57
Okay, great. And then the final question number six. Lynn, what should I have asked you that I didn't ask you?
Lynn Berger 8:05
I think you did a great job. I think they're very, very thoughtful questions. Maybe, like, what's next? What am I working on?
Andrew Hryniewicz 8:13
Okay, so what are you working on?
Lynn Berger 8:16
Well, I'm doing a show. It's on public access TV in New York City. It's called "Lyn Berger Interviews Remarkable People". And I try to find people in the community, and people that have done really interesting things.
I talk to them about how they evolved, what their journey was. They're going up on YouTube. So even if you're not in New York City, you can view them and that's been a lot of fun.
Andrew Hryniewicz 8:47
Okay, great. And again, the link for that will also be in the show notes as well.
Lynn Berger 8:53
Andrew Hryniewicz 8:54
So that was perfect. Lynn, thank you so much for your time tonight.
Lynn Berger 8:57
Well, thank you. It was a pleasure to meet you. Thank you.
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