Let’s get serious for a second.

Imagine yourself on your deathbed. Are you going to be glad you spent all that time at a job that didn’t fulfill you?

It’s time to call upon the wisdom of Tammy Gooler Loeb, a career and executive coach who inspires people to design their career using self knowledge and experience from the “inside out”. From working in community health, to a Boston mayor’s office, to fundraising, Tammy is no stranger to working many jobs leading to the “golden egg” that is coaching.

Most of us begin our relationship with work when we are teenagers, and we continue that relationship well into our 60’s, maybe even longer. Most of the time, our jobs are for filling up our wallets or (since the Depression Era) feeding our families.

But what if our work AND our life could be mutually satisfying?

Tammy helps us understand that we live in a time where our work should have some elements of satisfaction and meaning to it. With a little push in the right direction, we can begin to align our work with our natural curiosities which achieves, with great enthusiasm on my part, Great Work!

Tammy Gooler Loeb is one of the most heart-centered career coaches I’ve ever met. 

She is wise, courageous, kind, and very matter-of-fact in a practical kind of way. 

If I was referring anyone who was looking for a career coach because they wanted to be more authentic and courageous in their career, I would immediately point them to Tammy.

If I were to name one of the major causes of human suffering, I would say it’s about trying to control uncertainty. 

We can’t control anything, actually. 

And yet, we twist ourselves into pretzels trying to control everything: how we are seen, how others will respond, what will happen next, and maybe most of all: how a big step in our career or business will land.

The truth is, we can’t know.

We simply cannot control the outcome.

As Tammy says, the only certainty is uncertainty. 

And when we accept that, we get much closer to being able to do our Great Work than we were before.

Join us as we discuss: 

04:28 The consequences of not aligning your work to that voice of natural curiosity.

06:03 What are the blockers to people listening to that voice and how to overcome it.

11:31 Overcoming the feeling of being a victim of circumstances.

16:03 Be curious – People are feeling stuck because they don’t have the information they need.

18:38 Be clear about who you are – the competitive advantage of being excited and interested.

19:47 Be clear about what you don’t know and what you’re serious about.

21:11 Tammy’s several shifts over the years.

22:12 Follow a thread and let it guide you to your future.

28:39 Jumping from one company to another or switching careers. 

33:33 Allow your self knowledge to guide your career. 

37:08 Walk your talk – If you’re not being true to yourself, and not working from the inside out, how can you ask anybody else to?

40:37 Helpful tips for those unsatisfied with their career or possibly looking for another job.

About the author

Dr. Amanda Crowell is a cognitive psychologist and business coach who helps accidental entrepreneurs get more clients and have a bigger impact. She is the author of Great Work, the host of the Unleashing Your Great Work podcast, and the creator of the Great Work Journals. Amanda's TEDx talk has received almost two million views and has been featured on TED's Ideas blog and Ted Shorts. Her ideas have also been featured on NPR, Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz, and Thrive Global.