November 16, 2022
In this episode, Tessa and Laura speak with Désirée Pascual, Chief People Officer at Headspace about radical compassion, the importance of rest, and lifting up others as you grow yourself.
Désirée Pascual has been an HR leader in healthcare and startups for over 20 years. She is currently the CPO of Headspace Health, the world’s leading provider of mental health and wellbeing solutions. Prior to Headspace, Désirée was in People leadership roles at Ginger (merged with Headspace Health, 2021), Carrot (now Pivot), and Kaiser Permanente.
Earlier in her career, she studied clinical psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies and focused on working with marginalized and vulnerable populations. Désirée brings her unique experiences as a psychologist, business leader, first-generation immigrant, and HR professional to increase wellbeing, productivity, and resilience through change and uncertainty throughout the organization at Headspace Health.
There are so many insightful gems in this episode - we hope you enjoy!
November 8, 2022
In honor of Veterans Day this Friday, we have a very special episode to share with our listeners! Tessa, Michael, and Laura spoke with JP Sniffen and Charlan (Charlie) Poirson about their unique experiences as both veterans and employees in the corporate sector.
JP Sniffen began his professional career as an Infantry Officer in the US Marine Corps, and is a 3rd generation Marine. After active duty, JP transitioned to military talent recruitment before moving into the corporate sector, and has been with Korn Ferry in veteran talent solutions since 2022.
Charlie Poirson is an Air Force officer and pilot and served as an Instructor Pilot and Flight Examiner at the United States Air Force Academy. During her 32 years in active duty, she conducted military transport, humanitarian relief, and airdrop missions around the world, flying the C-141B Starlifter. At Korn Ferry, Charlie provides leadership and expertise for the military senior officer division of Professional Search in North America.
We'd like to thank both Charlie and JP for their service and sacrifice, and appreciate their candor in this special episode.
Thank you to all our veterans this Veterans Day!
October 26, 2022
In this episode, Tessa spoke with Melina Palmer about how our brains process decision-making and change management in both life and work.
Melina Palmer is an Applied Behavioral Economist, which means she helps people understand how the brain really works when it comes to how humans act, choose, change and buy. She is also an author, podcast host and professor at Texas A&M.
October 19, 2022
In this episode, Tessa and Laura spoke with Dr. Margarida Rafael about culture fit, personal and professional well-being, and hiring lessons from the pandemic.
Dr. Margarida Rafael is the Head of Psychological Sciences at Workzinga. Using a Culture Fit Assessment, Workzinga helps companies identify the best hiring fit based on cultural alignment between organizations and employees. Learn more about Workzinga here!
In addition to this important work, Dr. Rafael is also a trained clinical psychologist, and runs her own private practice from Lisbon, Portugal.
October 12, 2022
This week, Laura and Michael spoke with Jason Rosoff about candor in the workplace and cultivating psychological safety amongst teams.
Jason Rosoff is the CEO and co-founder of Radical Candor, an executive education company focused on helping organizations move from a culture of command and control to one of collaboration. By leveraging co-founder Kim Scott's proven Radical Candor framework to develop a feedback-first culture, Jason helps companies develop real human relationships between team members, and through those relationships, achieve results collaboratively.
Learn more about the Radical Candor framework and books here: www.radicalcandor.com
September 28, 2022
In this episode, Laura and Tessa spoke with Dr. Jacqueline Kerr, behavior change scientist, mother, and self-proclaimed burnout survivor.
Dr. Jacqueline Kerr is in the top 1% of Most Cited Scientists worldwide, and her work has informed the US Center for Disease Control Community Prevention Guide. Previously a public health professor, Dr. Kerr left her faculty role in 2018 due to severe burnout, and has since pivoted her career towards helping others prevent similar experiences before they begin.
She now hosts the 'Overcoming Working Mom Burnout' podcast, where she interviews researchers, diversity experts, and leadership coaches, focusing on mental-illness.
Follow Dr. Kerr's work via her LinkedIn profile or website! You can also watch Dr. Kerr's TEDxMcMasterU talk, 'How To Stop Burnout Before It Starts' here.
September 20, 2022
Welcome to Season Three!
In this episode, we spoke with President of Leader Bank, Jay Tuli. Jay chatted with Michael, Tessa, and Laura about experimenting during COVID-19, adapting to remote work, and staying nimble within the finance industry.
Jay Tuli has been the President of Leader Bank for 16+ years, and is deeply involved in all aspects of the business. Leader Bank has experienced high growth for the last 2.5 years, and Jay has been instrumental in improving institutional culture, engagement, and belonging.
Enjoy the show!