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[EPISODE] Digital Disruption and Career Confusion
This week, on The Conscious Consultant Hour, Sam welcomes Researcher, Speaker, and Author, Dr. Tracey Wilen.
Dr. Tracey Wilen is a researcher and speaker on the impact of technology on society, work, and careers. A former visiting scholar at Stanford University, she has held leadership positions at Apple, HP, and Cisco Systems. She was an adjunct professor for Bay area colleges teaching classes in business, technology and women’s workforce topics.
Dr. Wilen was named San Francisco Woman of the Year (WOW) and honored by the San Francisco Business Times as the most Influential Woman in Bay Area Business. She is a finalist for 2018 Women Advocate of the Year for Women in Technology (WIT).
Dr. Wilen has authored 13 books, her newest book is Career Confusion: 21st Century Career Management in a Disrupted World it was named Bloomberg’s top business book for 2018 and is a companion book to Digital Disruption; The Future of Work, Skills, Leadership, Education and Careers in a Digital World.
Sam kicks the show off with his quotes from the Universe and Abraham. The Universe touches on the subject of the uniqueness of everyone’s spiritual journey and Sam relates this to his own journey starting back in his college days. Abraham says our natural state of being is feeling good. He also says that happiness is achievable by letting go and focusing on things that make us feel good and lift us up.
Sam goes on to introduce his guest today, Tracey Wilen. Wasting no time the conversation launches into the constant presence of technology in daily life and business.
The discussion moves to technology in the workplace as well as the market of STEM oriented jobs. The working landscape has also changed with people holding multiple jobs, careers, gigs, etc. Tracey attributes this to the pervasive nature of technology allowing us to do more at any given moment. On top of this some jobs seem to be disappearing almost entirely. Technology seems to have its impact on these too with the emergence of AI and the obsoletion of human workers with introduction of robots and other machine aid. The key is to observe your life around you and see how technology can help you expand or how you can exploit technology.
Sam mentions the 13 books that Tracey has authored, and asks her inspiration for her newest books Career Confusion and Digital Disruption. The conversation shifts to steps one can take to prepare oneself for the ever-changing job market coming out of education. One must remain malleable in skill set and be aware of changing technology and how it may help you.
Tracey advises job seekers in 2019 to find out what you like to do and are good enough at doing it to get paid for it. On top of that, Tracey says to eliminate the noise around you achieving your goal. One should look at what’s around them too to help decide where to focus their energy. Looking to the next five years Tracey would encourage a younger person to focus their energy in security. Tracey says technology is here to help solve problems and be applied and one can look to different fields to apply technology.