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Marty Nemko

Host, Work with Marty Nemko

Marty Nemko was called "job coach extraordinaire" by U.S. News and "The Bay Area's best career coach" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He has written 20 essays in TIME's Ideas section, and 1240 for PsychologyToday.com. Previously, his career column appeared for six years in the San Francisco Chronicle and then wrote The Big Idea continuing series on WashingtonPost.com and the Working it Out column on TheAtlantic.com. In his 30th year as a career and education advisor, Marty Nemko has served 5,400 clients and enjoys a 96% client-satisfaction rate. He is a part-time instructor of medical students at the UCSF School of Medicine.

Marty Nemko holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley and subsequently taught its graduate school. He is the author of 11 books including, in 2018, Careers for Dummies and The Best of Marty Nemko (3rd edition.) His earlier books include  How to Do Life: What they didn't teach you in school and What's the Big Idea? 39 Disruptive Ideas for a Better America.  His articles are archived free on www.martynemko.com.

Marty Nemko has been a guest on many major programs from The Today Show to the Daily Show to  NPR's Talk of the Nation. Toastmasters names one non-member its Northern California Speaker of the Year. Marty Nemko was a winner, in part because of his KALW program.

On the July 18, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I, who have worked together often, discuss what works and doesn't.

  On the June 27, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer what I believe are the 10 most potent self-improvement tips.

  On the June 20, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Siobhan O'Brien about what it's really like to be an elder caregiver.

  Leaders of companies, nonprofits, and government generally have a polished demeanor but much lurks behind. That is revealed in Doris Kearns Goodwin's new book, Leadership, which looks behind the image of Presidents Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, and Lyndon Johnson. I'll discuss it with my wife, Dr. Barbara Nemko, the 7-national award winning Napa County Superintendent of Schools who has been in the role for two decades and knows many other leaders.

  On the June 6, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer 15 contrarian career ideas on how to choose a career, land a good job, and succeed.

On the May 30, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe how I'd address nine ticklish situations in the workplace: from asking for more money to telling a coworker s/he has B.O.

Next to Bill Gates, Warren Buffett may be the person who's made and given away the most money. His definitive biography is Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life. I'll speak with the author, Alice Schroeder, who spent ten years with Buffett.

On the May 16, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I debate what should go into a 50+ career kit. We'll talk about under-the-radar good jobs especially well-suited for people 50+, best ways to avoid age discrimination, avoiding appearing like deadwood, plus cool, contributory ideas for retirement.

  On the May 9, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Charlotte Jacobs, Stanford Professor of Medicine and author of Salk: A Life, which the New York Times called "Science writing at its best." We focus on unearthing career and life lessons for all of us that we can derive from Salk's life.

  On the May 2, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer fresh strategies on managing your time and controlling your procrastination.

  On the Apr. 25, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I speak with head of the Entrepreneurship Center at Ball State University, Mike Goldsby, on how to succeed in business with limited money and technical expertise.

  On the April 18, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Dr. Barbara Nemko and I debate the best ways to develop a personality that works in the workplace.

  On the Apr. 11, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with James O'Toole, author of The Enlightened Capitalists.

  On the Apr. 4, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: I talk with Bella DePaulo about the pluses, minuses, and challenges of being single in the workplace.

Unemployment is near a 50-year low and wage growth in the most recent year has been, perhaps surprisingly, twice as high for the bottom half of earners as for the top half. That's a favorable environment for workers attempting to negotiate for better pay and benefits. I offer tips on how to prepare practically and psychologically, and, in the actual negotiation, how to stay strong without being unreasonable.

  On the Mar. 21, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I speak with New York Times bestselling novelist Elizabeth George on what it's really like to be a professional fiction writer.

    On the Mar. 14, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer tips for the anxious employee and job seeker.

  On the Mar. 7, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Lisette Sutherland, author of Work Together from Anywhere: A Handbook on Working Remotely, Successfully, for Individuals, Teams, and Managers.

  On the Feb. 28, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Jeff Herman, a literary agent who has sold 1,000 books to publishers and is the author of two books that have sold more than a half million copies: Write the Perfect Book Proposal and Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, and Literary Agents (28th edition.)

The publishing world is radically changing. How does one get published in 2019, and is book publishing still worth it in an era in which so many people prefer short-form digital video? Artificial intelligence and social media are having a role in the change too.  How about self-publishing? Do you need an agent? How to use social media in marketing your book. We'll address all that.

  On the Feb. 21, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with long-time San Francisco dog trainer Beverly Ulbrich (www.poochcoach.com) about what it's really like to be a dog trainer: what's surprising, emotional, and whether it's a viable small business to start when it seems there's a dog trainer under every rock.

  On the Feb 14, 2019 Valentine's Day edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I share the results of Vault's 2019 survey on romance in the workplace, plus tell the tale of how we met in the workplace.

  On the Feb. 7, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I make the case that open workspaces' liabilities outweigh their advantages and invite you to weigh in.

  On the Jan. 31, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with 4-time world champion sumo wrestler, Byambajav Ulambayar about what it's really like to be a pro sumo wrestler.

  On the Jan. 24, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer a step-by-step plan for starting and succeeding in private practice, whether therapist, lawyer, social worker, physician, architect, whatever.

  On the Jan. 10, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with oboist Lana Lee about what it's really like to be a professional oboist. She'll also talk about her transition from being an engineer to musician.

  On the Dec. 27, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I ask you, "Careerwise, what might you do if you were starting over?" To kick things off, my wife Barbara Nemko and I describe what we'd do.

  On the Dec. 13, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Julie Clowes, San Francisco District Director of the Small Buiness Administration about what wannabe and extant small businesses can get from the SBA: training, money, etc.

On the program's 2nd segment, listeners call in with a problem with their worklife. I try to help. I call them Workovers although pummeling isn't involved...usually.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Thursday from 7 to 8 PM on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on KALW.org.

  On the Dec 6, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko:

  On the Nov. 29, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer the tips that have most helped my client improve their time management.

  On the Nov. 22, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I dispel or at least provide nuance to common career myths, such as "You gotta network" and "Follow your passion."

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