Episode 40: Humans First with Mike Vacanti

Guests: Mike Vacanti

Duration: 19:45

The new World is full of information, tools and communication streams that simply didn’t exist in the days of old. As a result the way we work and how we interact with each other has rightfully changed. Not only do we have an opportunity to put humans, Mike Vacanti shares with us why we have an obligation to do so.

On this episode, hear from the founder of Humans First about the future of work, connection, communication and truly bringing the best out of people by being our best

Episode 39: From Words to Action with Hilton Barbour

Guest: Hilton Barbour

Duration: 23:34

How do we know if a company is posting their statements because they see an opportunity or actually want to make a change? And if we are those companies, how do we make sure there is authenticity behind our message and that everyone feels heard and seen?

In this episode, I have a chat with my friend Hilton Barbour, VP of Marketing at Kognitiv and we talk about the past 100 days and what we can do to truly build a better tomorrow together.

Episode 38: To Fully Express with Tayo Rockson

Guest: Tayo Rockson

Duration: 17:56

When we can fully be ourselves without fear of being rejected, only then can we realize our full potential. How is it then that we do it? How do we ensure the places and spaces around us are safe and how do we start to spark change?

In this episode hear from author, speaker and change-maker Tayo Rockson as he shares incredible insight and perspective on what we can do to be more inclusive, diverse, and ultimately create workplaces that are rooted in belonging and psychological safety

Episode 37: The Great Reset with Dan Pontefract

Guests: Dan Pontefract

Duration: 25:43

Are we really building a ‘new normal?’ Was there ever really a normal in the first place? What we know to be true, is that normal isn’t what we should be striving for; new and improved is. As a result, perhaps this is time to reset, to unlearn and to build something new and incredible together.

In this episode, hear from the incredible Dan Pontefract as he shares three key steps we need to take to build a better tomorrow, be better leaders and ultimately reset rather than go back. Hi new book, Lead, Care, Win is out in September and if this episode is any indication of what it might read lie we’re in for an outstanding read this fall.


Episode 36: What’s Next with Stefanie Grieser

Guest: Stefanie Grieser 

Duration: 19:19

Good planning without good working is nothing. And while many of us are really good at drawing up a vision of that success is going to look like, and even building a plan to get there, working smartly and being agile is easier said than done. How is it that we can build, create, market in. post-coved world?

Stefanie Grieser is a community builder, marketer and entrepreneur. As co-creator of Shine, conference planner and top-tier marketer, Stefanie shares tangible things we can do when tomorrow seems uncertain and turbulent change has us wondering what comes next.

Episode 35: Where Culture Lives with Craig Forman

Guest:  Craig Forman

Duration: 18:36

Culture is a contract. It is always evolving, there is no finish line and we’ll never get it perfectly right. With that said though, and the office environment as we know it all but gone, where does culture really live and hound we create a great employee experience?

In this episode hear from Culture Amp’s Lead People Scientist Craig Forman as he shares his take on where culture lives, how we can continue to build and maintain great places to work as we move remote and what leaders can do to help their immediate team.

Be sure to check out Culture Amp’s Community work too! https://www.cultureamp.com/community/

Episode 34: The Future of Learning With Lauren Waldman

Guests: Lauren Waldan

Duration: 15:10

We know that learning isn’t just about memorizing and regurgitating information that allows us to pass a test or get a job. Do we really understand the brain though? The understanding of how we learn has increased significantly since the development of the first MRI in the 70’s and set us on a new course.

In this episode hear from Learning Pirate Lauren Waldman as she shares new information and research about how we learn and the steps we can take today to be better learners, absorb more information and unlock the potential of the brain.

Episode 33: How to Listen and be Heard with Alissa Carpenter

Guest: Alissa Carpenter

Duration: 19:00

We’ve all heard it countless times over the past few weeks that we’re in a time of unprecedented change. But as leaders, what do we really do about it? As leaders how do we pivot, when and how drastically?

In this episode, hear from Alissa Carpenter author of How to Listen and How to Be a Heard and owner of Everything’s Not Okay and That’s Ok as she shares key tips and tricks to be a better leader, deal with change and continue to build strong culture across our teams and organizations.

Book Link:   https://amzn.to/3b5HLlc

Episode 32: The NoW of Work with Rocky Ozaki

Guests: Rocky Ozaki


We’ve been talking about the future of work like it has been months or even years away. The truth is that not only is the future of work already here, but that the actions we take now truly shape the organization and teams we build for tomorrow. The problem is that most companies just don’t know where to start.

Enter Rocky Ozaki, the founder of NoW of Work. Rocky spends his time building agile and reselient organizations that can pivot on their annual plan every quarter, implement new technology and embrace the idea that the world is constantly changing. What do we do and how do we do it? Look no further than this episode

Episode 31: Connecting Humanity with Lorie Corcuera

Guests:  Lorie Corcuera


If there is a silver lining of the last few weeks it is that people are becoming more aware of what is most important to them and focusing on it. That is the work SPARK has been doing for years and what better tome than now to have a conversation about purpose, value and fulfillment?

Lorie Corcuera is the Head of Culture and Belonging for SPARK Creations and Company and has spent years working wit organizations to help them reflect in what is most important to them and live intentionally.

In today’s episode, learn about fulfillment, purpose and coming out of these difficult times better than before.