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Your Career Cure

May 13, 2021

Do you have enough courage to make a life-changing decision that could completely impact both your career and life? Sometimes, to find yourself and live a fulfilling life requires you to take the risk no matter the impact.

In this episode of the Your Career Cure Podcast, Gail Tolstoi-Miller speaks with Irvine Nugent. He’s an internationally recognized trainer and top-rated keynote speaker and is one of the few worldwide certified FACS coders, who are experts in reading facial emotions. He earned his Ph.D. from Capella University with research focused on leadership in times of crisis. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s executive coaching program. He is the author of the book, Leadership Lessons from The Pub. He possesses fifteen-plus years in senior leadership roles in organizations of various sizes, stages of growth, and different sectors. Born in Northern Ireland, Irvine brings to his audiences a rich and varied experience.  

Irvine shares about his childhood experiences with violence and how that shaped his future in the priesthood.

He explains his experience as a priest, why he left after ten years, and how that set his entire career trajectory. Listen in to learn the importance of emotional intelligence within an organizational system.


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What You Will Discover:

  • [1:04] Irvine explains how his childhood shaped his career and life in general.
  • [3:34] Why he became a priest as a way of helping his community reconcile and find love away from violence.
  • [10:42] He explains why he left the priesthood to live a life of authenticity and clarity.
  • [13:53] How he transitioned from priesthood to CEO of a philanthropic agency to leadership development.
  • [19:39] Irvine’s transitioning process from the church to life and the experience that was.
  • [22:08] Understanding the five elements of emotional intelligence.
  • [23:21] The importance of emotional intelligence in an organizational system.
  • [24:54] How organizations fail in emotional intelligence by failing to understand change.
  • [26:35] He explains his expertise in reading facial expressions plus the effects of Botox on facial emotions.
  • [28:55] Understanding the tell-tale signs of masked emotions and lies.
  • [32:38] The different changes brought by COVID and what the possible future looks like.
  • [35:05] He describes his worst career moment and why it turned into an awakening.
  • [37:14] The 3 best career and Corporate America answers that Irvine would give to win the 50 million dollars Your Career Cure Contest.

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