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Host Amy Elisa Jackson dives into the stories of extraordinary people navigating life’s most pivotal moments at the intersection of the personal and professional. IN PURSUIT is an original podcast from Glassdoor.

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IN PURSUIT from Glassdoor - Vinny Eng

Vinny Eng was at the top of his game in his restaurant career. He was recognized as one of Food & Wine Magazine’s sommeliers of the year. He was a skilled and respected general manager of Tartine Manufactory in San Francisco.  Then, one day, he got an offer to become the organizing director for Suzy Loftus’ campaign for San Francisco district attorney. It didn’t take long for him to say yes. 

Why would he change his life so radically?  

“When the universe calls you, you show up. You find a way,“ he tells host Amy Elisa Jackson in this episode of IN PURSUIT. Vinny’s work has always revolved around community, whether in his early career in the theater, his success in the restaurant business, or his advocacy for people of color and LGBTQ rights. 

“We are not others in a way that make us foreign to each other. Rather we are others in a way that presents an opportunity for us to discover how much we are alike,” he says. “Your wholeness as a human being is an asset. Present your whole self to everyone. Be consistent about how you present yourself, regardless of what space you're in.”

Vinny’s pivot — and his grace navigating it — is at the heart of what the IN PURSUIT podcast is all about: arriving at a split in life’s path and making your best choice. You’ll be inspired by Vinny’s experience as you share in his life lessons. 

As Vinny says in the interview, “Don't ever confine yourself to think that a pathway is the one that you have to commit to. Trust when people show up for your life and trust when people give you the invitation to do something wildly outside anything you ever imagined.  And if it feels good in your heart, go after it, go for it. Because when you take a risk in your personal and professional career, people will show up, and support you, and push you, and hold you accountable.”

IN PURSUIT is hosted by Amy Elisa Jackson and is an original podcast from Glassdoor.  Click to listen now. Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.  With honest and candid conversations, guests share how they navigate their careers through achievements, hurdles and heartbreaks encountered along the way.  If you have a question or feedback for us, message us on Twitter (@glassdoor using the hashtag #InPursuitPod).

Oct 15, 2019
IN PURSUIT from Glassdoor - Brené Brown

Amy Elisa Jackson’s conversation with Brené Brown is real, open, and  reveals what courage, vulnerability, and sobriety look like in real life. Brené talks about living in Beta, the twists and turns and detours of her life, and how she learned more about empathy and people in her twelve-year journey of bartending, waiting tables, and hitchhiking through Europe than she ever could in classrooms.  

She has championed vulnerability as the crucial ingredient to build successful leadership skills. To be vulnerable is to be brave — you can’t have one without the other. Together they make the quality we call leadership.

“If you can't be brave, you can't lead,” she says in the interview. “And you can't be brave if you're tapping out of hard conversations about painful, hard topics. That's what it means to lead. That's why there are so few courageous leaders.”

Brené Brown’s TED Talk about the power of vulnerability has been watched more than 43 million times. She  is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead. Her most recent book was released in October 2018 and is the culmination of a seven-year study on the future of leadership.

Click to listen now.  Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.  IN PURSUIT features candid, personal reflections from guests who are looking for answers and evolving to meet the challenges life throws at them. You’ll get inspiring conversations about life and career. If you have a question or feedback for us, message us on Twitter: (@glassdoor, using the hashtag #InPursuitPod).

Oct 08, 2019
Introducing: IN PURSUIT

IN PURSUIT features candid, career reflections from guests who are evolving to meet the challenges life throws at them. Hear from Brené Brown, Jason Fried, Valerie Jarrett and others who will inspire you. Questions? Feedback? Reach out on Twitter @glassdoor using the hashtag #InPursuitPod

Sep 27, 2019