Shannon Tymosko, aka Lady Voltz, electrical apprentice and ambassador for Kickass Careers, joins The DYOJO Podcast to discuss empowering yourself and your team to thrive not just survive.
Shannon went to college, earned her degree and worked for 10 years, eventually promoting to management but wasn't thriving personally or financially. A friend invited her to assist with a kitchen remodel and she got the bug for the skilled trades. Even after she pursued her first courses in the trades she met obstacles to employment until arriving in the electrical apprenticeship at the YWCA.
Topics for The DYOJO Podcast Ep. 39 include:
Question #1 - What are some of the things managers do that enhance and/or undermine their culture?
Shannon discusses writing some of her thoughts for a segment in The DYOJO's upcoming book Be Intentional: Culture. She also had the distinct pleasure of having a post of her liked by the famous contractor Mike Holmes on LinkedIn; they are practically best friends.
Question # 2 - What can organizations in the skilled trades do to better recruit and retain young people?
Lady Voltz shares several times her thoughts on the importance of, "Thriving not just surviving." She found that the skilled trades provided better opportunities for personal and professional development. For Shannon the skilled trades were rewarding financially as well as providing a sense of fulfillment.
Question #3 - How do people in a position of leadership rise above the status quo?
Shannon discusses the non-sensical approach, whereby organizations in the skilled trades spend so much resources to attract young people only to push them away. She shares her thoughts on updating mindsets and habits to produce more favorable outcomes. Jon also notes the value of fresh perspectives helping teams to adapt by challenging the things we do simply because that is the way we've always done them.
Question #4 - What is Kickass Careers and how did Shannon become involved with this group?
Kickass Careers promotes and advocates for the skilled trades. They have local groups that are working to bring these career opportunities into the same discussion as fire fighting, doctors, lawyers, etc for young people building their lives. Shannon and Jon share a desire to help growth minded professionals and those in a position of leadership to shorten their DANG learning curve. The DYOJO Podcast is the INFOtainment podcast for the skilled trades.
Guests & Features:
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Jon Isaacson, The Intentional Restorer, is a 19 year veteran of the property restoration industry and a business coach through his organization The DYOJO.