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Soft Skills Growth

Monday, January 31, 2022

Soft skills are essential for success and necessary in the workplace. They are also a hot topic of discussion. Andrea Baljak hosts a weekly podcast to focus on them. She and Alen Mayer cofounded the Soft Skills Growth company, which in addition to the podcast offers tools and resources focused on these necessary skills.

In the podcast description, Baljak says she struggled with self-confidence and self-esteem and developed her soft skills by reading, watching, listening, and learning. The podcast is meant to help others.


In the episode "Pillars of Motivation," for example, Baljak shares nine tips for motivating yourself, including knowing what you want and why. She says motivation is the force that drives us to set and achieve goals.

Episodes run on average from four to six minutes, and more than 35 episodes are available. Some of the topics the podcast has explored are speaking up for yourself, ways to ruin an apology, how to master self-discipline, and tips for getting organized.

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The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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Thank you so much ATD Staff! 😊🧡 Being featured in your magazine is a huge honor for me, and a confirmation that I am doing the right thing. I appreciate it.
Warm regards,
Andrea Baljak
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