The Pathways to Success with Julian Placino

Julian Placino is a professional recruiter, career coach, speaker and entrepreneur who has conducted thousands of interviews and has helped hundreds of people find their dream job and advance their career. The purpose of the Pathways to Success is to deconstruct the excellence of high performing individuals in various disciplines and share their inspiring stories to help you achieve your maximum potential.
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Apr 25, 2016

Bob McDaniel is certified Spartan SGX Coach & Spartan Obstacle Specialist. He started Spartan racing in May of 2012. Since then, he’s completed 4 Spartan Trifectas which are 3 separate Spartan races, of varying distances completed over the course of 1 year. 

Bob has accomplished 12 first place finishes in his age group from 2013 - 2015. In this episode, Bob shares his best advice on training, nutrition and mindset. 

At 67 years of age, Bob is one of the most inspirational people I have met! 

Apr 18, 2016

Brandon Jenkins is a talented musician who was first inspired by rap music at the age of 12 years old. Since then, his life long dream was to become a professional musician. 

While most kids his age were busy playing video games or hanging out with their friends, he was honing his craft by writing song verses and turning them into raps. 

Determined to make his dream a reality, using pure grit, determination and hustle, he released his first album at the age of 16 which sold 2,000 copies statewide and launched him into local stardom. 

At 17 years old, his successes in multiple hip hop contest gave him the chance to perform with artists such as the Yin Yang Twins, Mims, Big Sean, Three Six Mafia, MC Breed and Paul Wall. 

After his high school graduation, he focused full time on his music career. 2011 became his biggest year when he released the single With you Tonight featuring Drew32 & Astray produced by Donny Boy. This song would head to regional radio markets and sat on the playlists for more than 13 weeks. In the midst of much success and becoming increasingly closer to achieve his dream in the music industry,the death of a close friend forced him to re-think life and wonder about his own existence. 

He went on a 2 year spiritual hiatus and uprooted himself from Michigan to Dallas where he began working at the Boys & Girls Club and volunteering at a local church with the youth. After a few months in Texas, he began getting opportunities to speak at prisons, churches and youth groups about how God turned his life around. 

Now in 2016, he’s on the verge of relaunching his career with a new mission and purpose behind his music. 

Apr 11, 2016

Anthony Victorio is a software engineer lead currently working at Facebook. In this episode he shares his insights on how he got the job at Facebook as well as what it's like to work for the social media giant. As a bonus, he gives us some insights into his approaches to problem solving. 

Anthony is one of my oldest, closest and most loyal friends. He has influenced me a great deal throughout my life and I wouldn’t be who I am today if it weren't for my connection to him. 

Apr 4, 2016

Mike Leduc is a very accomplished software engineering leader with over 20 years of experience. He was former the Vice President of Software Engineering for Bottle Rocket Studios, a mobile app development company that has produced some of the highest quality mobile apps in the world. At Bottle Rocket, he managed the software engineering group which consisted of iOS, android, sever, web and quality assurance professionals. In addition to providing strategic and tactical leadership, he has hired, trained and mentored some of best software engineering talent in the market. 

He has an uncanny ability to recognize engineering talent then groom them to becoming world class software engineers. Several of his proteges have gone off to work for companies like Apple, Twitter, Amazon and many other amazing companies. Although a significant portion of his career has been spent in leadership roles, he is certainly not afraid to get his hands dirty in code. Quoting from his linked in page, “I am, and will, always be, an engineer at heart. Scratch me and I bleed code.” 

Mike is a brilliant software engineering leader and an incredible coach and mentor. In this episode, he gives great career advice for computer science students and entry level programmers looking to build a career in software development.