The Happy at Work Podcast
Leading With Kindness

Leading With Kindness

August 3, 2022

This week, we spoke with Sophie Bretag, founder of Metta Leaders, about self-kindness, leading with kindness, and getting clear on your values and boundaries.

Based in Adelaide, Australia, Sophie is a speaker, consultant, coach, and meditation teacher. Through Metta Leaders, Sophie works with businesses, teams, and individuals around topics including kindness, well-being, and mindfulness. 

Learn more about Sophie's work here: https://bit.ly/3zRrRur 

When Working Harder Is No Longer Working

When Working Harder Is No Longer Working

July 25, 2022

This week's guest is Erayna Sargent, founder of Hooky Wellness. We spoke about burn-out, mental wellness, and how to combat the guilt that often comes with hitting pause.

Erayna is a mental wellness advocate, speaker, facilitator, and founder of Hooky Wellness - a workplace-burnout organization. She has worked with teams across the organization at places like Google, Deloitte, Molson Coors, P&G and Teach for America, about the power of being proactive with well-being.

Erayna is an MBA alum of Indiana University, an initiative member at the Global Wellness Institute, a columnist for Well+Good, and founder of BLEND, a non-profit for professionals of color.

 

Learn more about Hooky Wellness here: https://bit.ly/3v8Ks2k

The Powerful Relationship Between Work and Well-Being

The Powerful Relationship Between Work and Well-Being

July 19, 2022

This week's episode features Andrew Soren, founder and CEO of Eudaimonic by Design. Andrew spoke with us about the unique origin story of his organization's name, positive psychology, and the relationship between work and well-being.

Eudaimonic by Design is a global network of facilitators, coaches and advisors 'who share a passion for well-being and believe organizations must be designed to enable it'. For +20 years, Andrew has worked with some of the most recognized brands, non-profits and public sector teams to co-create values-based cultures, develop positive leadership, and design systems that empower people to be their best.

Here is a link to the positive psychology + resilience resource Andrew mentioned in the episode: https://bit.ly/3B3AfYK

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Running a Family-Owned Business

Running a Family-Owned Business

July 8, 2022

This week's episode features Pedro da Fonseca, CEO of the largest red wine producer in Portugal, Vicente Faria Vinhos. Pedro shares his experience running a family-owned business and navigating the industry as a young leader.

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Creating Moments That Matter

Creating Moments That Matter

June 24, 2022

In this week's episode of the Happy at Work Podcast, we spoke with Marty Martinez, CEO of Reach Out and Read, about creating moments that matter, combating the impacts of stress, and building meaningful relationships.

Marty Martinez has been the CEO of Reach Out and Read since February 2022. Reach Out and Read is a national nonprofit founded in 1989 to help families make reading a part of their routines, and to supply the books they need to get started. Their initiatives are in all 50 states, with 6,100 program sites that provide 6.4 million books each year.

Previous to his current role, Marty was the Chief of Health & Human Services for the City of Boston, and led the city's COVID-19 response efforts.

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Everything I Need Is Already Within Me

Everything I Need Is Already Within Me

June 17, 2022

In this week's episode of the Happy at Work Podcast, we spoke with Adunola Adeshola about owning your career journey, professional self-advocacy, and finding purpose in your work.

Adunola is a Career Strategist and founder of employeeREDEFINED, where she helps high-achieving professionals take their careers to the next level and develop the self-confidence to achieve their professional goals. In addition to her work as a coach, Adunola has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, Fast Company, Bloomberg, and other publications.

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An Aspirational Mindset

An Aspirational Mindset

June 9, 2022

In this episode of the Happy at Work Podcast, we spoke with Carsten Bruhn, President and CEO of Ricoh North America.

Prior to his leadership role at Ricoh, Carsten served as Corporate VP for Ricoh Global Services. During a two-year assignment in Japan, at Ricoh’s global headquarters, Bruhn led the global services transformation for Ricoh Business Solutions. Prior to joining Ricoh, he managed Lanier's Northern Europe region. After the acquisition of Lanier by the Ricoh Group in 2001, Bruhn successfully integrated Lanier's businesses into Ricoh's Operating Companies.

Originally from Denmark, Bruhn moved to the United States in 2021 after living in Great Britain for 23 years with a two-year assignment in Japan and extensive international travel supporting customers throughout the world, including North America. Bruhn attended Henley Management College with a focus on management studies and INSEAD with a focus on finance.

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The Intersection of Well-Being and Inclusivity

The Intersection of Well-Being and Inclusivity

June 2, 2022

In this episode of the Happy at Work Podcast, we spoke with Dr. Nance Lucas, the Executive Director of George Mason University's Center for the Advancement of Well-Being.

Dr. Lucas is an Associate Professor of Leadership Studies in the School of Integrative Studies, an affiliate faculty member of the Higher Education Program, and former Associate Dean of the School of Integrative Studies (formerly New Century College) at George Mason University. Her teaching and scholarship passions focus on the intersections of science and applications of leadership and well-being.

Learn more about the Center here: wellbeing.gmu.edu

 

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Compassion is Action-Oriented

Compassion is Action-Oriented

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

The Point of Resonance

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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