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Humanize Your Workplace

75 EpisodesProduced by Alissa CarpenterWebsite

We spend so many hours at work and maybe even more time with our coworkers and bosses than with our family and friends. We’re bound to have disagreements, experience miscommunication, have toxic coworkers, be thrown into change, or feel left out or underappreciated. Alissa Carpenter, along with othe… read more

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Negotiate Anything

October 20th, 2020

22:34

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Kwame Christian, M.A., Esq.

Author and speaker Kwame Christian is the Director of the American Negotiation Institute and a respected voice in the field …

The Importance of Workplace Policies

October 13th, 2020

27:36

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Rebecca Southern Mills.

Rebecca Southern Mills is passionate about helping …

Utilizing Humanity in the Workplace

October 6th, 2020

31:20

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Charisse Fontes.

Charisse is the Founder of Culture Circle, where she creates …

Cognitive Diversity in the Workplace

September 29th, 2020

19:20

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Andrea Carey.

Andrea Carey is a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP), …

Providing Instrumental and Emotional Support For Your Team

September 15th, 2020

22:06


  • Current state of the workplace

  • Instrumental support

  • Emotional support

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How to Lead Your Team Through Changes at Work

September 8th, 2020

33:00

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Sara Evans.

Sara Evans serves as the Vice President of Human Resources & …

Encouraging Employee Engagement

September 1st, 2020

22:26

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Laurie Olague.

With over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector as a …

How Stories Empower Others

August 4th, 2020

27:23

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Katherine Plumhoff.

Katherine Plumhoff is a writer and content strategist who …

The Power of Telling Our Stories

July 28th, 2020

39:43

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Dawn E. Christian.

Dawn E. Christian is a Belonging Speaker +Thought Leader who …

Customer Service Leadership

July 21st, 2020

25:52

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Meg King. 

As a leadership coach, consultant, trainer, and speaker, Meg works …

Professional Siestas

July 14th, 2020

31:00

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Jasmin Forts. 

During the day, Jasmin Forts works as a HR leader and Working Mom Wellness advocate. She has sat in the HR space for over 15 years and …

Proactive Human Resources

July 7th, 2020

28:01

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Theresa Hummel-Krallinger

Theresa Hummel-Krallinger is a well-respected senior …

A Guide to LGBT+ Inclusion

June 30th, 2020

47:49

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Kryss Shane.

Named by The New York Times and many national and international platforms as the go-to Leading LGBT Expert, Kryss Shane, MS, MSW, LSW, …

Fostering an Inclusive Work Environment

June 23rd, 2020

28:20

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Dr. Janice Gassam

Janice Gassam, Ph.D. is the founder of BWG Business Solutions, …

Humanizing Your Leadership

June 16th, 2020

27:30

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Louise H. Reid.

Louise is a coach, leadership consultant, radio host, and loving …

Creating Unforgettable Events

June 9th, 2020

25:12

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Phil Mershon.

Phil Mershon is the director of events for Social Media Examiner where he oversees the signature event, Social Media Marketing World. He …

The Importance of Being an Imperfect Ally

June 2nd, 2020

33:40

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Erica Courdae.

Erica Courdae has dedicated her life to expanding how others …

How to be an Ally in the Workplace

May 26th, 2020

24:02

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Julie Kratz.

Julie Kratz is a highly-acclaimed speaker and trainer who led teams …

Running a Successful Intern Program During Uncertain Times

May 19th, 2020

24:04

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Jake Wax.

Jake Wax is a Senior Insight Associate at Olson Zaltman, a market …

Behind the Scenes of How to Listen and How to Be Heard

May 12th, 2020

19:20

On this weeks episode we are chatting about and pulling back the curtain on How to Listen and How to Be Heard: Inclusive Conversations at Work. I …

Engaging Your Customers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 5th, 2020

13:29

On this episode, I give updates on life in the COVID-19 pandemic, book launch updates, share ways to virtually engage customers and how to check in with your employees.

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How to Work Together as a Virtual Team

April 28th, 2020

18:08

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Emily Morgan.

Emily Morgan is the Founder and CEO of Delegate Solutions, a …

How to Have Productive Meeting

April 21st, 2020

23:13

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Rachel Milano-Davis.

Employed with innovative non-profit organizations, Values Into Action PA & NJ since 2009, Rachel Milano-Davis currently acts …

The Importance of Diversity in the Workplace

April 14th, 2020

25:53

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Toby Egbuna.

Toby Egbuna (Egboona) is a Co-Founder Dyversifi, a career reviews …

What Employees Need from Leaders During Uncertain Times

April 7th, 2020

12:21

On this episode of Humanize Your Workplace, Alissa Carpenter is talking about COVID19 and its impact on the workplace. She is breaking down what employees are looking for in their leaders during these uncertain times.

How to Make Diversity and Inclusion a Priority During Uncertain Times

March 31st, 2020

12:59

On this weeks episode of Humanize Your Workplace, Alissa Carpenter is keeping it real and talking about COVID-19 and working from home while teaching her kids.  She also provides five strategies to make diversity and …

Strategies for Virtual Workplaces

March 24th, 2020

27:58

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Megan Prikhodko.

Megan Prikhodko is the author of the poetry collection, Leap, …

The Journey to Cloud Nine

March 17th, 2020

18:44

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Jordan Gross

Jordan is a Northwestern and Kellogg School of Management …

Creative Leadership in the Workplace

March 10th, 2020

27:41

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Jeannette Fournier.

Before joining Caring for Friends, as Executive Director, she provided strategic management advice to nonprofits to help increase …

The Importance of Financial Literacy

March 3rd, 2020

32:41

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by John Lim.

John Lim is an entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, and author. He has co-written two books ‘Making Fake Star Trek’ and ‘Making More Fake Star Trek,’ …

Understanding Gendered Communication

February 25th, 2020

30:51

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Susan Freeman. 

Susan’s goal is to help women in business communicate effectively with the world -- and to help men communicate effectively with women …

How to Engage with Empathy in the Workplace

February 18th, 2020

29:49

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Deirdre K. Breakenridge. 

Deirdre K. Breakenridge is CEO at Pure Performance Communications. As a 30-year veteran in PR, marketing, and branding, she …

How Your Passions Can Influence Your Career

February 11th, 2020

27:20

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Angelo G. Spenillo.

Angelo G. Spenillo is a husband, stepdad, metalhead, in-house attorney, and author of "I Am a Professional Metalhead." Angelo grew …

How To Be Successful While Working Remotely

February 4th, 2020

22:39

On this week's episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Teresa Douglas. She has worked remotely since 2010 in a variety of …

How to Empower Others and Give Them a Chance to Shine

January 28th, 2020

26:36

On this episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Tiffany Tavarez  serves as Vice President of Community Relations at Wells Fargo where she implements the company’s corporate responsibility priorities through …

How to Provide a Safe Space (Online and Offline) for Employees to Bring Their Whole Selves to Work

January 21st, 2020

26:27

In this episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we chat with Kristy Wallace.  She is the CEO of Ellevate Network and is responsible for executing Ellevate Network’s mission to close the gender achievement gap in business by …

The Secret to Landing Top Clients in Any Industry

January 14th, 2020

20:33

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Christie Lawler. She founded CJL CONSULTiNG in 2009 while completing her MBA as a …

What You Need to Know to Be a More Inclusive Bilingual Workforce

January 7th, 2020

27:22

On this episode of Humanize Your Workplace we are joined by Dan Frutiger.  Dan comes from the Mid-Western US while growing up in various places. Some of these places include Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Mexico. He has been …

THE SECRET TO IMPROVING YOUR IMPROMPTU COMMUNICATION SKILLS ON THE JOB

December 17th, 2019

24:19

On this episode of Humanize Your Workplace we are joined by Jen Brown.  Jen is the Founder of The Engaging Educator (EE), a women-owned and operated …

How to Lead and Succeed in a Remote Workforce

December 10th, 2019

26:06

On this episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Kate Athmer. She leads the growth team at a B2B data intelligence company. Kate's responsible for educating prospects on the many ways Intent data can improve …

How Infographics Can Humanize Your Organization

December 3rd, 2019

23:37

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Brian Wallace.  Brian is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency based in Louisville, KY and …

HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY CASCADE GOALS THROUGH YOUR ORGANIZATION

November 19th, 2019

22:12

On this episode of Humanize Your Workplace we are joined by Julie Gessin, PA-C.  Julie is a licensed Physician Assistant and in the executive suite …

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BEST KEPT SECRET FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

November 12th, 2019

24:09

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Sonya Smith.  Sonya is the Associate State Director of Programs & Policy at

How and Why Leaders Should Have Conversations Around Well Being

November 5th, 2019

19:06

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Caitlin Magidson. Caitlin is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and Certified Career Coach …

How to Be an Accessible Leader

October 29th, 2019

11:48

 On this episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we chat about ways to get face time with a senior leader and how to become an accessible leader.  Employees want to know who they work for, what they believe in and how …

Communication is the Key to Enhancing Company Culture

October 22nd, 2019

20:59

On this episode of Humanize Your Workplace we are joined by Brian Blackburn.  Brian is the COO of Score Shuttle.  We chatted about:

  • inventive ways …

Creating a Culture Where Your Employees Are Your Biggest Fans

October 15th, 2019

18:40

In this episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Janine Zangrilli.  She is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Republic Bank. …

Why Everyone Should Network Both In and Outside Their Organizations

October 8th, 2019

22:48

 On this week's episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Raquel Arredondo.  She is the Associate Director of Outreach, Engagement & …

How to Create Professional Development Programs Your Employees Actually Want to Attend

October 1st, 2019

16:31

 On this week's episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Lynn Buschman, Learning and Development Manager at Almo. We chat about:

What You Need to Know About Employee Resource and Affinity Groups

September 24th, 2019

25:01

On this week's episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Tesha L. Nesbit Arrington.  She is the Director, Diversity & Inclusion and Community Outreach at Erie Insurance Group and the Principal at Phoenix …

How to Incorporate Your Organization's Vision and Values into the Hiring and Performance Management Process

September 16th, 2019

19:29

On this episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Joan Burns. She is the executive vice president of Human Resources, Marketing and Communications, and chief diversity officer at IDB Bank (IDB). We chatted …

Embracing Your Mess as a Leader

September 9th, 2019

20:20

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we’re joined Scott Miller.  Scott is a 23-year associate of FranklinCovey and serves as the executive vice president of thought leadership. His new book, Management …

Humanizing Through Social Impact

September 3rd, 2019

9:05

 On this week's episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we chat about the power of social impact and how giving back to the community can help build relationships with peers and managers. We also talk about some easy …

Why It's Important to Be Intentional About Diversity and Inclusion

August 28th, 2019

25:16

On this episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Joanne Lockwood.  Jo is the founder and CEO of SEE Change Happen, an Equality Diversity & Inclusion Practice specializing in providing Transgender …

How to Build Authentic Relationships That Increase Charitable Giving

August 26th, 2019

21:07

 On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Brady Smith Director of Development for NW Works.  We chat all about: 

How to Lead With Your Heart and Your Head

August 20th, 2019

20:16

On this episode of Humanize Your Workplace, I had the pleasure of speaking with Rani Mani.  Rani Mani is the Head of Global Employee Advocacy at …

How to Bring Hospitality to the Tech Industry

August 13th, 2019

18:57

On this episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Dylan Serota. He is the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Terminal, a startup that helps build remote technical teams and offices for high growth …

How to Spot and Empower Up and Coming Leaders

August 5th, 2019

16:19

 On this week's episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Shanna Hocking. Shanna is the Founder of Be Yourself Boldy. We chat about:

  • Why …

Why Managers Should Care About Student Loans (even if they don't have them)

July 30th, 2019

19:38

 On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we’re joined David Carlson.  David is the Founder of Young Adult Money and the Author of Student …

Leadership Qualities Needed for the Future of Work

July 25th, 2019

17:15

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Darren Raycroft. He is a Partner at The Bedford Consulting Group/TRANSEARCH with …

The Missing Piece in Technology Training

July 23rd, 2019

13:16

 In this week's episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we take a deep dive into the trainings offered when we bring in new technology.  When our …

How to Empower Others By Identifying Their Strengths

July 18th, 2019

19:38

On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by former Eagles player and current CEO of Jersey Man, Ken Dunek.  We chat all about:

How to Embrace and Learn From Feedback as a Senior Leader

July 15th, 2019

18:41

 On this episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Terry Rowinski.  Terry is the CEO and President of Health Payment systems.  We chat …

Tricks to Enhance Creativity on Your Team

July 9th, 2019

12:44

 On this week's episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we chat all about team creativity.  One of the biggest concerns of some of my clients is their teams ability to think on the spot and come up with new ideas. I share …

How to Efficiently Onboard Your Employees on Day One

July 2nd, 2019

15:50

The first day on the job is so important and can determine whether or not someone will stay within an organization.  On today's episode we chat with …

How to Connect with Your Virtual Colleagues

June 24th, 2019

23:54

 On this week's episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we're lucky to be joined again by Ryan Foland. This time we chat about making eye contact with …

Increasing Impact by Being More Human

June 18th, 2019

21:54

On this week's episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we're joined by Ryan Foland, Author of Ditch the Act. We chat about how to increase impact by …

Why Mind Reading Doesn’t Cut it at Work

June 11th, 2019

7:59

 On this week's episode of Humanize Your Workplace we chat about the importance of speaking up at work.  As much as we might believe people understand what we're thinking, it's not always the case.  We need to make an …

The Universal Way to Start a Conversation

June 3rd, 2019

14:33

Getting to know our managers, colleagues and employees can be beneficial not only to our careers but the organization as a whole.   But how can we do …

What Hiking Can Teach Us About Building Authentic Relationships

May 28th, 2019

8:23

 On this week's episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we chat about how hiking and staying in Arizona gave me a fresh perspective on building authentic workplace relationships.  Learning "simple" tricks from hospitality …

Is Ghosting All That Bad?

May 21st, 2019

12:14

 On this week's episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we talk about ghosting.  We break down what it is, why people are doing it, and why it can damage your career.

We also talk about the difference between ghosting and …

Humanizing the Interview Process

May 8th, 2019

15:29

One of the essential parts of the workplace we forget to humanize is when we bring new people in.   

In this episode, we talk about why it's important to create a memorable experience during the interview and …

How Expressing our Emotions at Work Can Lead to Stronger Results

May 8th, 2019

10:01

We all express our emotions differently.  Some people yell at their coworkers, other skip work, and some just hide in the background.  This week we'll talk about how my 9yo's expression of anxiety over taking a …

Welcome to Humanize Your Workplace

May 6th, 2019

0:31

Welcome to Humanize Your Workplace.  A new podcast with Alissa Carpenter. Each week we'll uncover ways to become more self aware, build better work relationships and take your career to the next level.
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