The Happy at Work Podcast
Let’s Talk Gratitude - feat. Laura, Michael, and Tessa

Let’s Talk Gratitude - feat. Laura, Michael, and Tessa

November 21, 2022
What's one thing you're grateful for in the past week?
 
This is a special episode, listeners... are you ready?!

As we begin to round out the year, we wanted to take some time reflect and express our deep gratitude for this platform, past guests, each other and YOU. In this bonus episode, Michael, Tessa, and Laura chat amongst themselves all about gratitude.

We dive into the science behind gratefulness - how it affects our minds, work, and relationships with others - and take a look back at the fantastic suite of guests we've been lucky to host on the Happy at Work Podcast.

Special shout-out to Steve Pemberton at Workhuman, Jay Tuli at Leader Bank, Dr. Bob Langer at Moderna, Otmar Szafnauer at Alpine F1 Racing.

To our listeners - thank you for being a part of this community and we hope you enjoy the conversation!
Culture Is a Verb: Désirée Pascual, Chief People Officer at Headspace Health

Culture Is a Verb: Désirée Pascual, Chief People Officer at Headspace Health

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!
Special Episode: Veterans Day

Special Episode: Veterans Day

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!

Optimizing Talent: Mike Zani, CEO of The Predictive Index

Optimizing Talent: Mike Zani, CEO of The Predictive Index

November 2, 2022
In today's episode, Michael and Laura spoke with Mike Zani, CEO of The Predictive Index.
 
The Predictive Index (PI) is a software company founded in 1955 that offers psychometric assessments, surveys, and workshops, aimed to help organizations optimize talent, develop leaders, improve performance, and enhance engagement. 
 
Mike Zani has been the CEO of the Predictive Index for over 8 years, and is also an investor, author and avid sailor.
 
You can take a free demo version of the PI-Behavioral Assessment in just under 6-minutes here: https://go1.predictiveindex.com/free 
 
Enjoy!
Embracing Change: Melina Palmer, Applied Behavioral Economist

Embracing Change: Melina Palmer, Applied Behavioral Economist

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. 

As a special treat, Happy at Work listeners can read an exclusive preview of Melina's next book, The Brainy Business, here: www.thebrainybusiness.com/happyatwork 
 
Enjoy!
Finding Cultural Alignment: Dr. Margarida Rafael, Head of Psychological Sciences at Workzinga

Finding Cultural Alignment: Dr. Margarida Rafael, Head of Psychological Sciences at Workzinga

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. 

Enjoy!

 
Candor and Psychological Safety: Jason Rosoff, CEO of Radical Candor

Candor and Psychological Safety: Jason Rosoff, CEO of Radical Candor

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
 
Enjoy!
Efficiency Through Exploration: Brant Cooper, CEO of Moves the Needle

Efficiency Through Exploration: Brant Cooper, CEO of Moves the Needle

October 5, 2022
In this episode, Michael and Tessa spoke with Brant Cooper about humility, the power of teamwork, and outcome-based management.

Brant Cooper is the New York Times bestselling author of The Lean Entrepreneur and CEO of Moves the Needle. Brant's area of expertise lies in turning uncertainty into competitive advantage. An avid proponent of collaborative problem-solving, Brant works with organizations and teams to drive value and change across the enterprise.

 
 
Enjoy!
Stopping Burnout Before It Begins: Dr. Jacqueline Kerr, Behavior Change Scientist and Podcaster

Stopping Burnout Before It Begins: Dr. Jacqueline Kerr, Behavior Change Scientist and Podcaster

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

 

Enjoy!

Growth By Experimentation: Jay Tuli, President of Leader Bank

Growth By Experimentation: Jay Tuli, President of Leader Bank

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!
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