Welcome to Episode 213 of Building My Legacy.

In this podcast we speak with Jan Barlow, the founder of the non-profit Better Job Fit, which helps companies and individuals collaborate to identify and leverage their team strengths to increase individual performance, workplace satisfaction and profitability. Jan talks about how the pandemic, as a life-threatening experience, has changed the way employees think about their jobs and their needs. As a result, employers of all sizes need to be more innovative, look at the big picture and change their approach to strategic planning. We all need to ask, “What does my next look like?”


So if you want to know:

  • Why both employers and employees need to get past “shame and blame”
  • The importance of “connectional intelligence” and how collaborations can create a “win-win” situation
  • How the emotional intelligence of the 90s needs to be replaced with today’s “consciously advanced” intelligence
  • Why employers need to think differently about hiring and employees need to change how they decide on their next job
  • Why the C-suite needs to see the real value proposition of HR


About Jan Barlow

Jan Barlow knows firsthand what can happen as a result of an unexpected career transition. When an unsuccessful merger forced her into a new position that didn’t fit her or her skill set, she saw her newly organized department collapse after nine months. This led her to create Better Job Fit, a non-profit that helps companies, executives and individuals enhance productivity and performance though customized sales training and performance plans. She can be reached at jbarlow@betterjobfit.org


About Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy.  Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy?  Is there a “best” approach?  Is there a process or steps one should follow?

Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:

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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.

Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned the passion successful leaders have to leave a meaningful legacy. Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to help them build a meaningful legacy.