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The purpose of The Tami North Show is to give high achievers and success-driven women actionable content to propel themselves to senior leadership while living a robust life. Women leading within corporations, government organizations, or aspiring entrepreneurs who want to perform with authenticity, at the senior executive level, have found their community!
 
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The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the largest federal employee union, recently fought to bring union representation back into EPA's physical spaces. Spoiler alert: they won. On the show to talk about recent events and what unions do, is steward Brian Kelly. Find Brian Kelly @AFGE704_EPA To read more about the agreement between…
 
We've worked remotely for over a year now and it's obvious that some level of telework will continue. Enter Alexis Gerst. She's an Air Force officer who saw a need and filled it. Her book, "Leading Remote Teams," chronicles her experience working through the pandemic shifts, bridging generational divides, and keeping her team engaged. Tap into the …
 
Do you know your rights as a supervisor and an employee after the recent court ruling on performance improvement plans (the Santos v. NASA case)? Deborah Hopkins, president of the Federal Employee Law Training Group, covers what you need to know about the decision ,and about performance management in general. https://feltg.com/ https://www.govexec.…
 
Ever wished you could chat with a federal job recruiter and pick his or her brain for a bit? Kenny Rios, Diversity Recruitment Program Manager at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), chatted with me about cover letters, resume tips and how to get your foot in the door. He delivers no-nonsense advice that we all need. https://www.intel…
 
Heard of the Senior Executives Association (SEA)? Did you know you can join as a GS-12 and work on some of the biggest challenges across government with high level executives? Mr. Marcus Hill, the highly respected SEA member and former senior advisor to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, chatted with me about what the organization does, u…
 
If you have a big or an important goal that you want to achieve, then today’s episode is going to make a huge difference in the way you go about making that happen. This is the difference between a life plan that is mainly dependent on winning the lottery (you know, sitting around waiting for fortune to rain down on you) or taking that dream that h…
 
This month I'm continuing to focus on professional organizations that can truly help you move forward in your federal government career. I spent time with #NatSecGirlSquad's founder Maggie Feldman Piltch. We talked about the networking opportunities her organization offers, events, how to make the most out of membership, and the wave of women comin…
 
If you haven't already heard of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund, you should listen to this episode with Joyce Warner and then head to: https://feea.org/ Don't miss out on the opportunity to apply for scholarship money. Click the link below for application instructions.The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 3:00pm E…
 
The decision to hire a Career Coach is an investment and a commitment you make in yourself. It is a decision that you are no longer playing small. You are ready to get serious, to go pro. You are ready to reach for your highest potential self! SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER for ongoing accountability, tips and tricks, and tons of great information. If you…
 
Are you a student looking for paths into federal service? Or have you been in government for years and get asked all the time by your neighbor/friend/relative how to get a federal job? The Gov Geeks, Javier and Karen Lopez, have answers for you. They offer coaching and training services to public servants and in this episode, they outline three mai…
 
If you get nothing else out of this episode today, get clear with the impact you care to make in this world, and then set out to create it. Do this in big ways and small ways, but spend your energy dreaming of the change and then making it happen. SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER for ongoing accountability, tips and tricks, and tons of great information. If…
 
Meet Laura Maristany of the Democracy Fund, whose mission includes increasing inclusivity in the offices of folks who represent us on the Hill. She and others created Capitol Strong, a network of organizations offering support to staff members on Capitol Hill to work through issues resulting from the events of January 6th. HR support in congression…
 
Have you checked out the resources Blacks in Government offers its members? As Alesia Smith discusses, BIG offers opportunities for mentoring, networking, and leadership. Learn how this organization can help you move up and around in your career. Ms. Smith is a motivated young professional looking to help her peers find the right resources to enhan…
 
Have you heard of Corporate Stockholm Syndrome? If this type of behavior is tolerated, It will only inspire others to lead in this manner and will spoil the entire organizational culture and output. The ultimate loser will be the customer. If you are like me, and working in an industry where you are very passionate about your customer, where lives …
 
Founded during Black History Month back in 2002, AAFEA is here to help you reach your career goals. They offer tons of scholarship, recognition and networking opportunities you can find here: https://aafea.org/ This Black History Month, listen to my interview with Executive Director Ms. Tyra Dent Smith outline what AAFEA does and how they can help …
 
Many young people, maybe just like you — grow up and do well in the world, not just in spite of the difficulties they have known, but maybe even because of them. If you had a hard childhood, you may have developed some of the "powers" described in this podcast episode. SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER for ongoing accountability, tips and tricks, and tons of…
 
You are one whole person who wants to live a great life and make an impact in a career that you love. Today’s podcast is an example of a small step toward your goals – one that can have BIG benefits in the long run. The simple act of cleaning out your closet, in the way I am going to teach you, will have many benefits to your career, no matter what…
 
I interviewed Becky Brown, fed and owner of Federalisms - a card company that focuses on products for federal employees. We talk through what it's like to get our own businesses off the ground while following the guidelines for federal employees. She's gotten amazing press for her work and sets a great example for those of us working on our entrepr…
 
Your life didn’t stop just because a worldwide pandemic hit and the political situation in the United States became a tinderbox in so many ways this past year. You have kids to nurture through this, parents you can’t see, and love that's strained because you are both stressed and showing that stress in different ways. There is nothing like uncertai…
 
I sat down with Lindy Kyzer of ClearanceJobs.com to talk about the impact participation in the chaos of January 6th could have real implications for your security clearance adjudication. While we try to steer clear of over political discussions (which is hard at this point), I want to be clear that I in NO WAY endorse or support feds who participat…
 
We've been teleworking (mostly) for months. What happens when - hopefully - COVID infection rates slow down and things are back to normal (whatever that means anymore)? Will we keep teleworking? Change our duty station locations and all live in rural areas that are cheaper while doing the same jobs? See reductions in locality pay? More positions th…
 
How can we start 2021 strong? I have a few ideas. I'm doing my best to tackle issues that 2020 made way worse - what about you? I'll give you a few tips for getting organized and focusing on what's important. Subscribe and leave a review. While you're at it, head to FedUpward.com to sign up for the mailing list today.…
 
The concept in this episode will completely blow your mind. If you go all-in on it, by the end of 2021, you won’t even recognize yourself – and I mean that in the best way possible. This is not another "not a resolution, but a goal" podcast. This is something WORTHY of who you are meant to be. BEWARE: This episode is only for the bold. 😎 SUBSCRIBE …
 
Rules about lunch breaks in the federal government are basically urban myths - no one knows where they originated and aren't sure if they're true. Government Worker Fi - my friend with a blog about fed gov finances - breaks down what he found researching lunch break rules. The answer is - it depends. Listen to hear the ins and outs of breaks and th…
 
How you gonna win when you ain't right within? Lauryn Hill knew. And so does Dr. Patrick Malone at American University. If you don't have yourself straight, you can't lead. You can't win. How many of us have worked for a boss who got promoted based on his or her technical skills, but that person can't lead, isn't empathetic, and wants to stay in th…
 
You are a gift. A beautiful, wonderful, complex, special, and unique gift. And, there is someone who is wishing on every star for you right this moment. No, they might not know your name right now, and they aren’t sure exactly what it is that they do need – but they know they need something, and YOU are the person that God put on this planet who is…
 
This one's for the federal employee parents out there. If you make less than $100k and you're a fed, you're eligible to get FREE help for your children in ANY subject, as well as parent coaching from professionals. The director of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund, Joyce Warner, discussed how you can take advantage of this offer. L…
 
In my business/work life I have an interesting problem, one that some of you may have as well. Due to concerns over intellectual property or other types of security, many companies and organizations will not allow you to take your cell phones, iPads, or even smartwatches into your workspaces. Considering the way most of us work these days, this is …
 
It's that time of year again. As we near the start of 2021, you should review all your benefits elections and your Thrift Savings Plan contributions. Back to give you professional advice, Chris Kowalik of FedImpact.com delivers a tutorial on TSP, the funds you can choose, what the Lifecycle Funds are and why they were created and why you ABSOLUTELY…
 
A person with Executive Presence will be ready when that amazing opportunity comes knocking. When you arrive at an interview (even if it is on Zoom) with a neat, professional appearance, the picture of poise -- others will take note. When they then ask you for examples of your work, and you open your book to the exact page and highlight the perfect…
 
Most of the problems we face as feds aren't new and there are tons of orgs out there doing great work we should leverage. Think tanks are one of the main producers of research products we can use - and you should understand what's out there in your area of expertise. The amazing Benjamin Wittes joined me to discus what think tanks are and how you c…
 
I've developed an online course to help YOU learn the terms and frameworks in the federal government, how to navigate the day-to-day issues that eat up your time, and find training and promotion opportunities. Listen to learn more or sign up now here: https://fedupward-llc.mykajabi.com/fundamentals I can't wait to help you reach your goals.…
 
Anxiety about all the changes happening now and that we know will happen at work in early 2021? Sasha Cohen O'Connell and Dr Amy Grubb, amazing public servants (FBI), academics and all around experts, are back on the podcast to deliver strategies for you to cope with the one constant in federal government right now: change. Sasha mentioned the Miss…
 
Nothing stays the same and that pertains to your life. You're either growing abundance in or you are shrinking within your life – playing small. Even if you think you are in an “ok place” right now, but you don't take one step toward the positive side, your life may start to slip. It will happen slowly at first, then before you know it, you can end…
 
What if we spent more time thinking about what we could make better rather than on everything that seems so wrong? Just imagine what a wonderful world that would be. All it takes is each one of us deciding, today, that we are going to do our part. Are you ready to do something worth leaving behind? This episode will help you figure out what your li…
 
Tony Vergnetti is the President and Founder of Federal Employee Defense Services, Inc. (FEDS Protection) which has provided professional liability insurance coverage to the federal government employee and contractor community since 2007. He's literally the guy we go to for legal help when we're having issues. He discussed what OMB personnel and the…
 
The non-profit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility helps protect public employees who protect our environment, natural resources and public health. I interviewed attorney Paula Dinerstein, PEER’s Senior Counsel for 12 years, representing public employees who face interference with their work to protect the environment. Just a small sa…
 
We all HOPE we never face a situation as a federal employee that requires us to blow the whistle on behavior that is illegal or just plan wrong. But many feds do end up in that situation and have no idea where to go. The hour long yearly training most of us get doesn't explain the expense, emotional toll and time suck that these cases generally bec…
 
If you make $100K, then you are in the top 9% of all income earners in the US. You can kill yourself to get to this milestone and realize, when you get here, that you are absolutely miserable. In this episode, we'll talk about what you can do about it. Schedule your 1:1 COACHING session here! Just scroll down to the page to find all the coaching op…
 
What if you fail, what if you spend too much money, what if you hit a roadblock? What if you don’t make progress? What if you waste all your time trying and then fail? What if you try and no one notices? What if they think you are an impostor? Thinking like this is what I like to call, “What-If-ing” yourself to death. Today, I want you to try, “Wha…
 
Chris Kowalik knows Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) and she's here to help you navigate through this year's open season, which starts November 9th and ends December 14th. Chris helps feds via courses she teaches and she trains financial planners to help folks like us, too. In this episode, she talks about how to compare plans and what you s…
 
A friend who works at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency reached out to me months ago about the good work her leadership was doing to promote honest conversations about diversity and inclusion. This episode should have come out MONTHS ago. But due to scheduling and technical issues, it's coming to you during election week 2020, and perhaps this me…
 
I want to start with a strong statement today: As long as you hide your gifts, as long as you play small, as long as you waste time judging others who DO share their gifts, and as long as you stay in your safe, comfortable space – you are choosing to be mediocre. There is no other way to look at this. This episode covers 6 surprising ways you allow…
 
On Oct 21, 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order on Creating Schedule F in the Excepted Service. As a federal employee, you should understand the implications of this order. First, read the order for yourself here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-creating-schedule-f-excepted-service/#:~:text=Schedule%20F.,b…
 
IN the federal government bureaucracy, one thing is for certain - ideas get recycled ALL THE TIME. If you're given a research project, fear not. You can absolutely leverage the work of others. I'm going to explore the work of other people over the course of the next few episodes. In this episode, you'll learn the basics of the Congressional Researc…
 
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