Guest Speaker, Bridgett McGowen, award-winning international professional speaker and presenter.
Written by Sheri Kerr
Bridgett McGowen is an award-winning speaker and author. Bridgett’s positive vibes vibrate through the Zoom microphone and shined through the computer screen. She believes everyone has the ability to “Show Out When You Show Up”. Bridgett starts her speech with a question – Do you hear the words – “No”, or “You are wrong”, or “You can’t do that!” The audience responded in the Zoom chat by commenting about their experience. Those expressions can hurt a person and create low confidence. Bridgett stresses that everyone has what they need to show up and show out. “Have you heard about the 40 percent rule?” she asks the audience. This comes from the book, “You Can’t Hurt Me” by David Googins. His book outlines how people only use 40 percent of themselves and then people give up. When we have 60 percent more energy and ability within us. Bridgett realized she was living the 40 percent rule and had the potential to use the other 60 percent inside herself. She had an epiphany! She suddenly realized she could perform her duties at work and shine the light on herself at the same time. There are three steps to “Show Out When You Show Up” with the energy for people to recognize your value. It requires for a person to do three things daily:
- Know, Act, & Believe where there’s a will, there’s a way!
- Don’t be down about your circumstances! You might now see the path or how you’ll afford it, but wait for it – as a revelation will arise.
- Second, respond to criticism only when necessary when it is constructive. Never say the word “JUST” as you are not just anything.
- Think to yourself – how do I want to be remembered? Be confident! Use a song that inspires you. Listen to the song and replay it in your head. Hold your head up high, shoulders back, smile, and laser focused eyes. Do this all the time and it will become a natural part of you. A genius is a talent that is easy for you to do. What can you do better than most with very little effort – name it, own it, and push it by asking yourself what is the next level with your talent
- Don’t move to fast and not slow. Go the speed of a model on a cat walk.
- Showing up as the Best version of yourself. Be the person that has energy or being “on” and know when to be engaging.
- Sometimes you’ll not feel it, but push through and be your authentic self.
- Recognize your skills and talents and use them to the fullest.
- Avoid using labels! You are not a “Just” anything. As the term “just” mimimzes your value and worth.
- Stop negativity
- Don’t get down, but realize determination is the key.
Finally, Bridgett encourages the audience that despite any past hurts a person can “Show Up” and shine the light on themselves.
BCBSAZ (Blue Cross Blue Shield), Liz Carrion, Talent Acquisition Mgr
Blue Cross Blue Shield has offices in Phoenix, East Valley, Flagstaff, and Tucson. The employees range from baby boomers, millennials, and Gen X with 70% females and 39% minorities. BCBSAZ recruits candidates willing to commit themselves, a person that wants a career, a person BCBS can invest in and values the same things they do. They offer robust benefits for all full-time employees.
Career Opportunities Include:
•Customer Service Representative
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Go to BCBS career site: https://jobs.azblue.com/
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Arizona Dept of Health Services, Tracy Outlaw, Talent Acquisition Business Partner
Department of Health Services Purpose, Mission, and Vision
•Arizona State Hospital Patients & Families, Arizona Community Protection &Treatment Center
•Directors Office – Office of Strategic Initiatives, Public Information Office, Office of Border Health
•Licensing – Child care licensing, long term care licensing, Marijuana, Vital Records
•Planning & Operations – Human Resources, Financial Services, Information Technology Services
•Preparedness – Epidemiology and Disease Control, Public Health Emergency Preparedness, State Laboratory Services, Emergency medical Services & Trauma System
•Prevention – Healthy People Healthy Communities IGA, Women’s and Children’s Health, Tobacco and Chronic Disease
ADHS Mission: To promote, Protect and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona.
ADHS Vision: Health and wellness for all Arizonans.
•AZ Dept of Health Services is one state agency out of 130. State Agencies comprised of executive branch, authorities, commission, councils, administrative, legislation, judicial, registrars offices
•Department of Health Services, Water Resources, Revenue, Public Safety, DOT, Pioneers Home, Lottery, Juvenile Corrections, Housing, Game & Fish, DCS, DEES, Board of Barbers, AZ Parks & Trails, AZ Capitol Museum, Department of Administration and many more
•You can choose from more than 1,700 types of career opportunities, all with the same employer, making job mobility and career advancement easy. With so many diverse roles, you can see why our employees join state service and never want to leave!
ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level
AZDH is hiring for multiple positions, levels, and offer a massive benefits package: https://www.azstatejobs.gov
The Entrepreneur’s Source, Anna Brambilla, Career Ownership Coach She helps professionals seek a better fit in their profession. She is a career coach and desires to help others. She has helped 100 clients explore career or franchise options.