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Compassion is Action-Oriented: A Conversation with Sam Willing, SVP of People and Culture at Neoleukin Therapeutics

Compassion is Action-Oriented: A Conversation with Sam Willing, SVP of People and Culture at Neoleukin Therapeutics

May 12, 2022

In this episode of the Happy at Work Podcast, Laura and Tessa speak with Sam Willing, SVP, People and Culture at Neoleukin Therapeutics.

Sam Willing is an HR executive, podcaster, coach, speaker and entrepreneur. Her mission 'is spreading a message of encouragement, grace and authenticity in an effort to elevate others to be their best selves'.

Learn more about Sam's work here: https://samwilling.com/

Interesting in supporting The Compassion Collective and having an imperfect heart of your own? Learn and shop here: https://thecompassionatecollective.com/

 

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The Point of Resonance: A Conversation with Dr. Adrian K. Haugabrook, Southern New Hampshire University

The Point of Resonance: A Conversation with Dr. Adrian K. Haugabrook, Southern New Hampshire University

May 5, 2022

In this episode of the Happy at Work Podcast, we spoke with Dr. Adrian K. Haugabrook about equity and access in education, and centering around a point of resonance with others.

 

Dr. Adrian Haugabrook is the Executive VP and Managing Director of the Social Impact Collective at Southern New Hampshire University. The Social Impact Collective at SNHU offers programs and initiatives to create pathways to college for the learners who need new ways of accessing education the most. In addition, Dr. Haugabrook sits on the Board of Directors at UpSwing, City Year New Hampshire, and the Postsecondary National Policy Institute.

 

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Fostering Resilience: A Conversation with Dr. Delvina Miremadi-Baldino, Resilience and Positive Psychology Expert

Fostering Resilience: A Conversation with Dr. Delvina Miremadi-Baldino, Resilience and Positive Psychology Expert

April 28, 2022

Today's episode features Dr. Delvina Miremadi-Baldino, a positive psychology and resilience expert.

Dr. Delvina Miremadi-Baldino specializes in fostering resilience in both adults and children. She is a 'change agent through education, research, and developing innovative tools to help increase resilience and improve the lives of adolescents and adults'.

Delvina is currently the Director of Research and Program Development at Life Advantages in addition to being the founder of Realize Your Resilience. Previously, Delvina worked for the Boston Children's Hospital Department of Psychiatry, developing innovative depression and suicide prevention tools and curriculum for the Swensrud Depression Prevention Initiative.

Learn more about Delvina's work here: https://www.realizeyourresilience.com/

The Future of Work: A Conversation with David Youssefnia, Organizational Psychologist and Start-Up Founder

The Future of Work: A Conversation with David Youssefnia, Organizational Psychologist and Start-Up Founder

April 21, 2022

In this week's episode, Michael, Tessa and Laura spoke with David Youssefnia, Ph.D. about the future of work.

David was recently the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Uplevel, where he was responsible for infusing organizational science into the Uplevel platform so managers and engineers can do their best work.

Previously, David founded and sold the successful consulting firm Critical Metrics, retained by leading companies to help improve engagement and manager and team effectiveness. He has also served as an advisor to several technology companies in the HR and Consumer Analytics space.

Earlier in his career, he helped build an employee research practice at Mercer, a global consulting firm. David holds a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the City University of New York.

 

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The Science of Happiness: A Conversation with Dr. Yukun Zhao, Positive Psychology Researcher at Tsinghua University

The Science of Happiness: A Conversation with Dr. Yukun Zhao, Positive Psychology Researcher at Tsinghua University

April 14, 2022

In this episode, Michael, Laura, and Tessa spoke with Dr. Yukun Zhao, a positive psychology researcher.

In his role as the Administrative Director of the Positive Psychology Research Center at Tsinghua University, Dr. Zhao organizes events, develops positive psychology programs, and oversees the Positive Psychology Certificate Program, which has trained more than 2000 people.

Dr. Zhao is a member of International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) board of directors, International Positive Education Network (IPEN) global representative to China, and co-founded the Beijing Positive Psychology Association. He received his PhD from Tsinghua University, and the Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree from University of Pennsylvania. He also holds Master degrees of Computer Science and Chemistry from Rutgers University. Yukun has published five books in China, and co-edited/co-translated four books.

 

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Leadership Skills Must Be Inclusive: A Conversation with Armond S. Kinsey,  VP and Chief Diversity Officer at Atlantic Health System

Leadership Skills Must Be Inclusive: A Conversation with Armond S. Kinsey, VP and Chief Diversity Officer at Atlantic Health System

April 7, 2022

In this episode, Michael, Laura, and Tessa spoke with Armond S. Kinsey, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Atlantic Health System.

 

In his role, Armond is charged with leading a transformational agenda to infuse diversity and inclusion throughout the organization. Perviously, Armond served as the Chief Diversity Officer at Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic States, where he oversaw equity, inclusion and diversity efforts for the region. His vast experience also includes having worked for Korn Ferry International, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The Vanguard Group of Investment Companies.

Over his career, Armond has produced several policies, practices and programs that aided in those companies being listed as premier organizations for diversity an inclusion, including being listed in the DiversityInc. Hall of Fame.

 

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Staying Above The Line: A Conversation with Diana Chapman, Co-Author of ’The 15 commitment of Conscious Leadership’

Staying Above The Line: A Conversation with Diana Chapman, Co-Author of ’The 15 commitment of Conscious Leadership’

March 31, 2022

In this episode, Michael, Laura, and Tessa spoke with Diana Chapman, a co-author of 'The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership'. Diana shares wisdom from her book, some key conscious leadership lessons and practices, and how all this can be applied in the workplace.

 

Diana Chapman has worked with over 1000 organizational leaders and many of their teams, and is a founding partner at Conscious Leadership Group. She has created and implemented professional onboarding and ongoing programs—based on the comprehensive body of work she developed with CLG co-founder Jim Dethmer—with clients such as Asana and Esalen.

In addition to facilitating CLG Forums in the Bay Area for founders, venture capitalists, and CEOs, Diana facilitates YPO Forums and Chapters worldwide. She also trains coaches in conscious leadership in the CLG training program she and Jim created.

Diana co-authored the best-selling book, The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success, in 2015. She has been a speaker at TEDx, Mindful Leadership Summit, Wisdom 2.0, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Haas School of Business, YPO, and Kauffman Fellows.

 

Resource mentioned in the podcast: 'Locating Yourself' Video: https://youtu.be/fLqzYDZAqCI

 

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The Power Of 1:1 Coaching: A Conversation with Omer Glass, Co-Founder and CEO of GrowthSpace

The Power Of 1:1 Coaching: A Conversation with Omer Glass, Co-Founder and CEO of GrowthSpace

March 24, 2022

In this episode of the Happy at Work Podcast, we spoke with Omer Glass about the impact of one-on-one, specialized career coaching on employee success and retention.

Omer Glass is the Co-Founder and CEO of GrowthSpace. GrowthSpace is the first employee development platform that brings the power of data to personalized learning and development (L&D).

Learn more about GrowthSpace here: https://www.growthspace.com/

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The Future of Work: A Conversation with Alex Bennett, Global SVP of NTT

The Future of Work: A Conversation with Alex Bennett, Global SVP of NTT

March 17, 2022

In this episode of the Happy at Work Podcast, we spoke with Alex Bennett about the upcoming and current trends when it comes to the future of work.

 

Alex Bennett is currently the Global SVP of NTT, a global technology services company. Through a full range of unparalleled capabilities, NTT empowers people, strategy, operations and technology, while the platforms provides a single view across hybrid environments. This gives NTT clients better insight to make the right decisions at the right time and achieve business modernization and transformation goals.

 

With over 20 years' experience specializing in sales management and go-to-market execution, Alex is an expert in all areas of the modern workplace, engaging regularly with clients, analysts and press to communicate how technology underpins transformation and empowers individuals and teams for competitive advantage.

 

Learn more about NTT here: https://services.global.ntt/ Enjoy this episode?

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Special Episode for International Women’s Day: A Conversation with Larraine Segil

Special Episode for International Women’s Day: A Conversation with Larraine Segil

March 8, 2022

In honor of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, we'd like to share this particularly special episode featuring Larraine Segil.

 

Larraine Segil is a South African-born entrepreneur, attorney, adviser, lecturer, author, board member, and cheesemaker! She is renowned as the leading Guru in Strategic Alliances having written 5 books on the topic and built (and sold) the leading Consultancy in the area after being CEO of entrepreneurial companies in Health Care and Aerospace Advanced Materials Distribution.

She taught Executive Education on Alliances at Caltech for 24 years. She is a Professor at Southwestern Law School on Business Alliances and has been a Professor in the Straus Center Masters Program in Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. Larraine was a member of the Board of Frontier Communications, and now serves on the public board of CalPrivate Bank Bank as well as on Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, and as Board Emerita at UCLA Anderson School of Management Entrepreneur's Advisory Board, and NACD PSW. Larraine serves on the Fast Company Impact Council.

 

Larraine is the embodiment of exceptional. Learn more about her work, experience, and ethos here: http://www.lsegil.com/

 

Learn more about the Exceptional Women Awardees Foundation here: https://www.exceptionalwomenawardees.com/ 

 

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