17.0 Why It Works: Edythe Richards on Myers-Briggs Type Indicator


Do you have a friend or coworker who sees things so differently than you? Do your ever wish you could update someone else’s operating system - or your own? Have you ever wondered whether you’d enjoy working a lot more if you had pursued a different occupation?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Edythe Richards, founder of the consulting firm A Top Career, reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind why Myers-Briggs Type Indicator works. We explore how different people may see and react to the same thing quite differently, how preparing for conversations can yield a much better result, and what type of person can be surprisingly vengeful.

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“I truly cherish every compliment and word of wisdom I receive. I’m honored if I’ve changed someone’s life for the better. And if I make them laugh, that’s pretty good too.”

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Edythe Richards, founder of the consulting firm A Top Career, is a Career Counselor, Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Certified Emotional Intelligence Facilitator, and nationally recognized expert on the Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator (MBTI). For nearly 20 years, Edythe has helped hundreds of job seekers locate and sustain meaningful employment. You can listen to Edythe on radio programs with Fairfax County, Virginia, Green Suits Radio, and The Tightrope, as well as the podcasts The Journey Forward, Myers-Briggs Question Corner, and Myers-Briggs for Mid-Life Career Changers.  Edythe is a frequent face at events in the greater Washington, DC Metro – particularly in Arlington County, Virginia, where she regularly presents workshops and seminars on Resume Writing, Career Transition, and Emotional Intelligence. She is known for being an authentic, humorous speaker, as well as an individual of tremendous goodwill and integrity. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English, a Master’s Degree in Counseling, as well as several industry certifications.  

Edythe’s passion is working with Career Changers – helping individuals identify their ideal careers and empowering them on their paths forward. Under-employed and unsatisfied employees of all levels and background seek out Edythe’s coaching and job search expertise to get their professional lives on track.

In her free time, Edythe enjoys globetrotting (she’s been to over 45 countries and has lived on 4 continents), biking and hiking with Rick, her partner of 6+ years. But most of all, Edythe enjoys laughter – and laughing!

Website: A Top Career



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