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Punk Rock HR

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Work is broken. Join host Laurie Ruettimann, the failed HR lady who went on to become one of the world’s top career advisers, as she talks to some of her closest friends and peers about what happens behind the scenes at your job. Laurie covers the buzzwords, the nerdy, the contrarian. She'll give yo… read more

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#213: The Gathering Effect With Lindsey Caplan

July 4th, 2022

18:31

In this episode, I spoke with Lindsey Caplan, founder and lead consultant of The Gathering Effect. Through her company, Lindsey partners with …

#212: Transform Your Career Through Virtual Work Experience Programs with Thomas Brunskill

June 27th, 2022

22:27

In this episode, my guest today is Thomas Brunskill, co-founder and CEO of the open-access learning platform for professionals. Tune in as Thomas and I talk about what Forage is doing to expand access to virtual work …

Bonus: Hiring, Retention and the Importance of Employee Allyship With Donald Knight II

June 23rd, 2022

21:49

Welcome to the bonus episode of Punk Rock HR. I’m sitting down with Donald Knight II, chief people officer of Greenhouse Software. You may know Greenhouse Software for its focus on recruitment, onboarding, diversity, …

#211: Changing the Lives of Adult Learners With Sean Flynn

June 20th, 2022

23:35

My guest in this episode is Sean Flynn, chief customer officer at InStride, which is a business that partners with businesses to create life-changing workforce education programs through a leading academic network.

In …

#210: The Lighthouse Effect With Steve Pemberton

June 13th, 2022

20:50

My guest in this episode is the man, the myth and the legend himself, Steve Pemberton. Steve is the chief human resources officer of Workhuman and the bestselling author of two books, including his latest book, “The …

#209: Modernizing the Learning Experience with Sean Stowers

June 6th, 2022

19:10

In this episode of Punk Rock HR my guest is Sean Stowers, CEO and chief learning officer of WeLearn. In this conversation, Sean and I discuss the work that WeLearn is doing to help businesses and his belief in …

#208: Why Org Charts Matter with Ian White

May 30th, 2022

19:06

In this episode of Punk Rock HR, I’m joined by Ian White, the founder, CEO and CTO at ChartHop, a people analytics platform helping leaders plan and …

#207: Creating a Psychologically Safe Workplace with Sara Martin

May 23rd, 2022

22:24

Sara Martin is the CEO of WELCOA, the Wellness Council of America. WELCOA is one of the nation’s most respected resources for building high-performing, healthy workplaces.

In this episode, Sara and I talk about work and …

#206: Isolation and Working From Home with Maya Drøschler

May 16th, 2022

29:01

In this episode, my guest is Denmark-based author, editor and HR adviser Maya Drøschler. Tune in to this conversation where Maya and I talk about her recent provocative and interesting article “Working from Home: …

#205: Get Your Career in Shape with Dr. Candace Steele Flippin

May 9th, 2022

21:40

In today’s episode, my guest is Dr. Candace Steele Flippin. She is a communications executive, a TEDx speaker and the author of the fantastic book, “Get Your Career in SHAPE: A Five-step Guide to Achieve the Success You …

#204: Megatrends in HR with Karina Monesson

May 2nd, 2022

26:34

In this episode, I’m joined by Karina Monesson. She’s a writer, speaker and the senior manager of human insights, research and advisory, at UKG, the Ultimate Kronos Group. Karina joined us to discuss her research into …

Bonus: The Reverse Mullet with Lance Haun

April 29th, 2022

19:29

Welcome to a bonus episode of Punk Rock HR! Today’s guest is Lance Haun, vice president of market insights at The Starr Conspiracy and one of my …

#203: The Longevity Project with Ken Stern

April 25th, 2022

20:36

My guest on today’s episode is Ken Stern, podcaster, media executive and the host of the show Century Lives in conjunction with The Stanford Center on Longevity. In this conversation, Ken and I talk about why the topic …

#202: Rethinking Recognition with Steve Sonnenberg

April 18th, 2022

18:52

In this episode, my guest is Steve Sonnenberg, co-founder and CEO of Awardco, the fastest-growing rewards and recognition platform in the world, ranked by Inc. Magazine for the last three years. Steve and I are talking …

#201: Crucial Conversations with Emily Gregory

April 11th, 2022

28:20

My guest in this episode is Emily Gregory, vice president of design and delivery at Crucial Learning and co-author of the book Crucial Conversations: …

#200: What Happens When You Call the EAP: A Conversation with Don MacPherson & Laurie Ruettimann

April 4th, 2022

28:26

It’s Punk Rock HR’s 200th episode! Join me and my good friend—founder, CEO, and host of the 12 Geniuses podcast Don MacPherson. We talk about the employee assistance program (EAP), what it feels like to use it, what …

#199: Coaching HR for HR with Julie Turney

March 28th, 2022

20:07

Today, my guest is HR for HR coach, public speaker, host of the HR Sound Off podcast and author Julie Turney. In this episode, Julie and I talk about …

#198: Employer Branding Strategies with Susan LaMotte

March 21st, 2022

25:12

In this episode, my guest is Susan LaMotte, CEO and founder of exaqueo. We talk about what employer branding really is and what it isn’t, and why it’s so essential for human resources professionals and HR leadership …

#197: Show Your Ask: Self-Leadership with Joyel Crawford

March 14th, 2022

21:41
I am a huge supporter of advocating for yourself in your career and life, and my guest today, Joyel Crawford, knows a thing or two about that. Joyel is a writer, keynote speaker, career coach and entrepreneur. In this …

#196: Gaining Confidence in Speaking with Page Fehling

March 7th, 2022

30:20

My guest on today’s episode is a sought-after speaker, best-selling author, award-winning podcast host, and, more importantly, my friend, Page Fehling. Listen in as we talk about public speaking, including Page’s tips …

Bonus: Ukraine, HR and Leadership with Baiba Žiga

March 3rd, 2022

22:33

Today, my guest is Baiba Žiga, founder and CEO of Lakehouse Consulting, an agency that helps build equitable and inclusive cultures where diversity …

#195: The Diversity Movement with Donald Thompson Jr.

February 28th, 2022

20:38

My guest on this episode is Donald Thompson Jr., co-founder and CEO of The Diversity Movement, a full-service DEI consultancy with specialized …

#194: What the Heck is with SHRM? with Joey Price and Lars Schmidt

February 21st, 2022

22:03
In this episode, we discuss that tweet, the future of work and human resources, and where an association like SHRM fits into the evolving HR space. …

#193: Recruiter Mercedes Johnson Tells Her Side of the Story

February 14th, 2022

22:59

I'm joined by recruiter Mercedes Johnson in today's episode, who recently went viral on Twitter for a post about salary negotiation. Mercedes and I discuss the post, her intent and what she actually said, how she's been …

#192: Making an Impact with Angela R. Howard

February 7th, 2022

21:22
My guest in today’s episode is cultural anthropologist, organizational psychologist, consultant, author, and podcaster Angela R. Howard. Tune in as …

Bonus: Introducing SPOTLYFE with Josh Schwede and Scott Fowle

February 2nd, 2022

21:00
I’m pleased to announce that my guests today are Josh Schwede and Scott Fowle. They have started a company called SPOTLYFE, which is software that …

#191: Take Control of Your Mental Wellbeing with Dr. Nick Taylor

January 31st, 2022

19:16
On this episode of Punk Rock HR, my guest is Dr. Nick Taylor, founder, and CEO of Unmind. Today’s conversation talks about how to empower your …

#190: Ethical AI and the Future of Work with Ted Nielsen

January 24th, 2022

26:49

My guest in today’s episode is Ted Nielsen, vice president of product management at UKG. Tune in as we converse about all kinds of things, from classic languages and individual motivations to ethical AI and the future …

#189: The Reverse Mullet with Bret Starr

January 17th, 2022

24:06

In this episode, Bret Starr, founder and CEO of The Starr Conspiracy, talks about the distinction between HR and work, the future of human resources, …

#188: Fix Work at a Higher Level with Kristy McCann Flynn

January 10th, 2022

22:51

In this week's episode of Punk Rock HR, Kristy McCann Flynn shares her career journey, the exact moment she decided enough is enough in HR and why she felt compelled to go on an entrepreneurial journey to fix work at a …

#187: Creating a New Model For Your Life with Minda Harts

January 3rd, 2022

24:13

In this week’s episode of Punk Rock HR, I’m joined by best-selling author and repeat guest, Minda Harts. We are discussing her struggles within a broken work system, her efforts to fight against that and how she’s …

#186: How To Flourish in Your Career During Middle Age

December 23rd, 2021

7:45

On this episode of Punk Rock HR, I’m focusing on middle age and your career. Most importantly, anyone who is middle-aged can be a career-focused individual and stay on the good side of management while maintaining their …

#185: Your Work is Not Your Worth

December 17th, 2021

5:33

In this episode of Punk Rock HR, I’m unpacking the mindset of knowing that your work is not your worth as I prepare for the launch of the paperback version of “Betting on You.”

#184: Why Work Sucks (and What You Can Do About It)

December 10th, 2021

9:30

Welcome back to Punk Rock HR! In this episode, I’m sharing why we think work sucks, plus some tips on how to turn those negative feelings into positive and effective action.

#183: Building Trust and Connection in a Whole New World of Work With Dan Schawbel

September 27th, 2021

24:23

In this episode, I am joined by Dan Schawbel. He’s a New York Times bestselling author and the managing partner of Workplace Intelligence, a research and advisory firm helping HR adapt to trends, drive performance and …

#182: The Mystery, the Myth and the Magic of Big Data With Chas Fields and Teresa Smith

September 20th, 2021

18:45

My guests today are Chas Fields and Teresa Smith. They're part of the HCM Advisory Group at the Workforce Institute at UKG, where they offer insights and advice to corporate HR leaders and business leaders just like …

#181: Moving From Employee Wellness to Holistic Health With Dr. Jarik Conrad

September 13th, 2021

20:41

My guest today is Dr. Jarik Conrad, vice president of the Human Insights and the HCM Advisory team at UKG. Dr. Conrad is also executive director of the UKG-sponsored Equity At Work Council, an interdisciplinary group of …

#180: The Evolution of the Labor Movement With Dr. Chris Mullen

September 6th, 2021

23:24
This week on Punk Rock HR, Laurie Ruettimann is joined by Dr. Chris Mullen. He's the executive director at The Workforce Institute at UKG. Chris is …

Reissue: Amplifying Black and Brown Voices with Zach Nunn

August 30th, 2021

26:03

This summer, I'm reissuing some of my favorite episodes of Punk Rock HR. In this episode, we revisit my conversation with Zach Nunn, a change …

#179: Being a Caregiver with Vadim Liberman

August 23rd, 2021

26:08

My guest today is my dear friend Vadim Liberman. He’s the editor at TLNT and ere.net. But Vadim’s on the show today not to get super-nerdy about sourcing or recruiting. Instead, he's here to talk about his mom, who has …

#178: What Is Talent Management? with Mike Sipple Jr.

August 16th, 2021

21:42

My guest today is Mike Sipple Jr. He’s the co-founder and CEO of the Talent Magnet Institute. The Talent Magnet Institute is a membership community …

#177: How to Improve Child Care for Working Parents with Ilnort Rueda

August 9th, 2021

16:19

Child care in the United States had problems before the pandemic, and it feels like it’s only gotten worse. I wanted to know what lessons we’ve learned and how HR departments can continue to move the needle forward. I …

Reissue: The Rise of Addictive Technology with Adam Alter

August 2nd, 2021

25:42

This summer, I'm reissuing some of my favorite episodes of Punk Rock HR. This one is my interview with Adam Alter, a professor of marketing at the …

#176: BookThinkers with Nick Hutchison

July 26th, 2021

21:27

My guest today is Nick Hutchison, the founder of BookThinkers, a business dedicated to helping authors and readers make a connection in the personal development space. If you’re interested in hearing us discuss how to …

Reissue: Why Hustle Culture Is Failing with Mary Ellen Slayter

July 23rd, 2021

25:20

This summer, I'm reissuing some of my favorite episodes of Punk Rock HR. Here's a conversation I had in 2019 with Mary Ellen Slayter, the founder and …

#175: Digital Body Language with Erica Dhawan

July 19th, 2021

19:46

According to my guest this week, Erica Dhawan, it’s just as important to effectively master the art of digital body language as it is to master the other types of nonverbal language. Erica is the author of a …

Reissue: Defining Psychological Safety in the Workplace with Professor Amy Edmondson

July 16th, 2021

24:39

This summer, I'll be reissuing some of my favorite episodes of Punk Rock HR. Here's a conversation I had in 2019 with Professor Amy Edmondson from …

#174: You Are the Brand with Mike Kim

July 13th, 2021

23:39

My guest for today is Mike Kim, author of “You Are The Brand: The 8-Step Blueprint to Showcase Your Unique Expertise and Build a Highly Profitable, …

#173: The Future of HR Leadership with Dr. Amy Dufrane

July 12th, 2021

19:00

My guest for today is Dr. Amy Dufrane, the CEO of HRCI, the leading certification body for human resources — and she’s also a longtime listener of Punk Rock HR! Amy joined me to talk about on the show today to talk …

#172: The Real Truth of Becoming an Entrepreneur with Gino Wickman

July 5th, 2021

24:47

Do you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur? My guest on this week’s episode, Gino Wickman, is here to help you figure that out. He’s the author of the book “Entrepreneurial Leap: Do You Have What It Takes to …

#171: Fair Pay with David Buckmaster

June 28th, 2021

28:14

My guest this week, David Buckmaster, has a ton of experience working for corporate compensation teams. He’s a prolific writer and is the author of …

#170: Rewire Your Brain with Dr. Rebecca Heiss

June 21st, 2021

23:34

My guest today, Dr. Rebecca Heiss, uses her degrees in biology to help people overcome evolutionary limitations that are hardwired in the brain and …

#169: Friendship In the Age of Loneliness with Smiley Poswolsky

June 14th, 2021

23:02

Do you wonder why it feels like we’re more connected than ever before, yet it feels so difficult to keep true friendships alive? In this episode, I …

#168: Foster Creativity by Thinking Like an ALIEN With Cyril Bouquet

June 7th, 2021

23:54

My guest on this episode is Cyril Bouquet. He’s a professor of innovation and strategy at the Switzerland-based IMD Business School and helps …

#167: Corporate Leadership and the Battle of Gettysburg With Dr. Jeffrey McCausland

May 31st, 2021

24:55

In this episode I’m joined by Dr. Jeffrey McCausland, a retired U.S. Army Colonel and author of the book “Battle Tested!: Gettysburg Leadership …

#166: Managing A Small Business During COVID with Mitchell Kaplan

May 24th, 2021

20:22

My guest today is Mitchell Kaplan, who has been a bookseller and owner of the independent Books & Books in the Miami area for almost 40 years. We chat about what it’s like managing a small business during the …

#165: How to Be An Adult With Julie Lythcott-Haims

May 17th, 2021

21:06

My guest today is New York Times bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims. She’s the author of the fantastic new book “Your Turn: How To Be An Adult.” …

Bonus: Women in Leadership Author Panel Sponsored by Old Town Books

May 14th, 2021

35:25

This bonus episode is a recording of a live event hosted by Old Town Books. Join me in this conversation with Stephanie Schriock, the former …

#164: Workplace Coaching for All with Whitney Herrington

May 10th, 2021

22:34

This week I am joined by Whitney Herrington, an HR pro who founded Kith Republic. In my conversation with Whitney, we discuss her new company, the need for workplace coaching for professionals at all levels and the …

#163: Fight For Yourself with Andy Storch

May 3rd, 2021

24:24

This week I’m joined by a fellow author, podcaster, speaker and coach, Andy Storch. In this conversation, Andy shares his experience in talent development and what led him to launch his online group, the Talent …

#162: Caring for Mental Health Through Art with Doug Shaw

April 26th, 2021

26:22

This week, I am joined by a dear friend of mine, Doug Shaw, who is a visual artist rooted in music, self-care and speaking truth to power. Doug runs an award-winning project called “We Are All Artists,” which encourages …

#160: Hurdling Fear and Adversity with John Register

April 19th, 2021

24:07

My guest this week is John Register, a change-mindset warrior who helps business leaders and individuals overcome adversity and fear, embrace a “new normal” mindset and win at life. John is one of those people who has …

#160: Giving Managers the Support They Need with Sharlyn Lauby

April 12th, 2021

21:02

My guest today is Sharlyn Lauby, author of the absolutely essential blog HR Bartender and president of ITM Group Inc. I’ve known Sharlyn for well …

#159: Modern Work Has No Song with Matt Johnson

April 5th, 2021

28:10

My guest this week is Matt Johnson, a communications and change management expert. His story is rich: He’s toured in a punk rock band, worked at the Pentagon during the Obama administration and is now head of …

Bonus: Tackling Sexism in the Workplace with Amy Guth

March 31st, 2021

27:53

In celebration of a great Women’s History Month here on Punk Rock HR and everywhere else, I’m super excited to bring you another bonus episode to close out the month of March. My guest is Amy Guth, a Chicago-based …

#158: Negotiating Your Worth with Ching Valdezco

March 29th, 2021

24:33

My guest today is Ching Valdezco. She’s a global learning consultant with Exec-Comm and helps leaders and teams learn to communicate, influence and …

#157: Recalculating: Navigate Your Career Through the Changing World of Work

March 22nd, 2021

23:40

I’m sure you’re familiar with that feeling you get when you’re driving along peacefully and, out of nowhere, your GPS will start shouting, …

#156: The HR Uprising with Rebecca Weaver

March 15th, 2021

19:15

My guest this week is Rebecca Weaver, a former HR leader who is now the founder and CEO of HRuprise, a platform that connects workers who are navigating challenging issues with independent HR coaches. Sit back and enjoy …

#155: Ladies Get Paid with Claire Wasserman

March 8th, 2021

20:19

My guest this week, Claire Wasserman, is the founder and author of Ladies Get Paid, a platform that helps women advance professionally and financially. The umbrella of her organization covers an event series, an active …

Bonus: HR Check-In with Susan Richards

March 5th, 2021

12:58

I’m excited to bring you this special bonus episode of Punk Rock HR, in which I speak with a woman in HR who I really respect, Susan Richards. She’s the CEO and founder of Sapient Insights Group and, above all else, …

#154: Career Rehab with Kanika Tolver

March 1st, 2021

20:41

My guest is Kanika Tolver, founder and CEO of Career Rehab, a coaching company that helps people renovate themselves and find their dream jobs. She’s …

153: Brag Better with Meredith Fineman

February 22nd, 2021

22:33

My guest is Meredith Fineman, author of the book “Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion.” She offers an effortless and unapologetic …

152: Limeade HR BFF Chat with Dr. Laura Hamill and Colleagues

February 15th, 2021

33:29

On this episode of Punk Rock HR, we chat with current and former Limeade team members about returning to the basics of HR, what HR can do to improve …

151: Doing the Work with Torin Ellis

February 8th, 2021

29:58

On this episode of Punk Rock HR, Torin Ellis joins me in a conversation that takes a deeper look at diversity and inclusion than what you may have experienced in those training exercises that simply checked off …

150: Start Finishing Stuff That Matters with Charlie Gilkey

February 1st, 2021

25:00

My guest is Charlie Gilkey, author of “Start Finishing.” Charlie has deep expertise in helping people get out of the weeds to finish things that matter. In today’s show, we cover procrastination, inertia, the excuses we …

149: The Empathetic Workplace with Katharine Manning

January 28th, 2021

30:40

My guest is Katharine Manning, author of “The Empathetic Workplace.” For 15 years, Katharine advised the Justice Department on victims’ issues, working on some of the most challenging cases you’ve heard of. Now, …

148: Redefining HR with Lars Schmidt

January 25th, 2021

27:10

My guest is Lars Schmidt, author of “Redefining HR.” Lars is my friend, and I’m incredibly proud of him. But more importantly, I love the way he thinks — especially about the future of work. So if you’re interested in a …

147: Convey Yourself Clearly with Ita Olsen

January 21st, 2021

23:50

My guest is Ita Olsen, founder and CEO at Convey Clearly, and she’s here to offer advice for communicating with confidence. If you’ve ever wondered, “How do I improve the sound of my voice?” or thought, “I hate my voice …

146: Why Work Will Never Be the Same with Zoë Harte

January 18th, 2021

20:50

My guest is Zoë Harte, chief people officer at Upwork, and she’s here to answer our burning questions about the future of work. Zoë is passionate about the gig economy, remote work, and diversity and inclusion — all of …

145: Building a Job That Works for You with Mylena Sutton

January 14th, 2021

29:00

My guest is Mylena Sutton, the founder of Voltage Vista LLC and a self-proclaimed leadership development fanatic. Mylena’s entrepreneurial story …

144: Betting On You with Laurie Ruettimann, Hosted by Michael Bungay Stanier

January 11th, 2021

29:54

On this episode of Punk Rock HR, I’m turning the tables on myself. Author and thought leadership coach Michael Bungay Stanier interviews me about my new book, “Betting on You: How to Put Yourself First and (Finally) …

143: Love the Way You Look on Zoom with Kim Foley

January 7th, 2021

20:34

My guest is Kim Foley, a media and communications consultant and author of “Virtual Meetings With Power and Presence: The Ultimate Guide to Online …

142: Being a Suicide Hotline Volunteer with Kate Yuan

January 5th, 2021

25:41

In our first episode of 2021, I’m joined by Kate Yuan. During the day, she works in business development at Alibaba Cloud. However, on the weekends, …

141: Betting On You: Well-Being and Tijuana

December 28th, 2020

13:11

Punk Rock HR is underwritten by Headspace for Work.

In this last episode of 2020, I’m going to be talking about Pfizer. That’s right, I’m talking about the global drug company, my former employer, and the place where I …

140: Making Work Human with Derek Irvine

December 21st, 2020

25:08

Punk Rock HR Episode 140:

Punk Rock HR is underwritten by Headspace for Work.

My guest today is Derek Irvine. Derek has been in the human resources business for a long time, helping companies just be more human and more …

139: Build Inclusive Cultures with Madison Butler

December 14th, 2020

28:35

Punk Rock HR Episode 139:

Punk Rock HR is underwritten by Headspace for Work.

Today’s guest is Madison Butler. She is a human resources professional, a recruiter, a talent acquisition leader, and someone who is very …

138: Friday Forward with Robert Glazer

December 7th, 2020

21:58

Punk Rock HR Episode 138:

Punk Rock HR is underwritten by Headspace for Work.

My guest today is Robert Glazer. He’s the founder and CEO of a company called Acceleration Partners. But he’s also the author of one of my …

137: Get nFormation with Deepa Purushothaman and Rha Goddess

November 30th, 2020

32:23

Punk Rock HR Episode 137:

 

My guests today are Deepa Purushothaman and Rha Goddess. They are the founders of nFormation, which is a first of its …

136: Snake Dick with David Mahmoudieh

November 23rd, 2020

26:26

Punk Rock HR Episode 136:

Every once in a while, I get to lean into my punk rock roots and do something a little different on this podcast. On today’s show, I’m introducing you to David Mahmoudieh and his new movie …

135: Mindful Money with Jonathan DeYoe

November 16th, 2020

25:23

Punk Rock HR Episode 135:

I’ve got a book coming out in January and there’s a chapter in there all about money. There are some key themes in it that I’ve learned from friends. These include tips like budget, pay …

134: Learning and Leadership with Heidi Spirgi

November 9th, 2020

29:20

Punk Rock HR Episode 134:

Today’s guest is Heidi Spirgi. She is the Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at Cornerstone On Demand, an HR technology …

133: The Underbelly of Book Publishing with Scott Stratten

November 2nd, 2020

46:18

Punk Rock HR Episode 133:

In case you haven’t heard, I have a new book coming out called Betting On You: How to Put Yourself First and Finally Take …

132: Food and Social Activism with Chef Pierre Thiam

October 26th, 2020

33:11

Punk Rock HR Episode 132:

My guest today is Pierre Thiam. He was raised in Senegal, but he is a New York-based chef, author, restauranteur, social …

131: Chronically Capable with Hannah Olson

October 19th, 2020

24:50

Punk Rock HR Episode 131:

My guest this week is Hannah Olson. She is the co-founder and CEO of an organization called Chronically Capable. Hannah had …

130: Compensation Truth & Lies with Laurie Ruettimann

October 12th, 2020

11:35

I recently gave a keynote to a company called Curo Comp. It was about truth versus reality when it comes to talking about money at work. I’m so jazzed about this topic that I wanted to tell you about it.

Years ago, I …

129: Unleash the Extraordinary with Brant Menswar

October 5th, 2020

26:01

Punk Rock HR Episode 129:

My guest this week is Brant Menswar. Brant is a top 10 motivational speaker, critically acclaimed author, award-winning musician, podcast host, and the CEO and founder of Rock Star Impact, a …

128: Headspace for Work and Mental Health with Lindsay Crittendon

September 28th, 2020

28:10

Punk Rock HR Episode 128:

Lindsay Crittendon is the head of Headspace for Work. If you thought that was a meditation app on your phone, so did I. However, it is actually so much more than that. They work with businesses …

127: COVID-19 Testing and PPE Q&A with 4 Oaks Ventures

September 21st, 2020

32:05

Punk Rock HR Episode 127:

Today’s guests are Robert Williams and Brian Baucom. They are the co-founders of a company called 4 Oaks Ventures. The team at 4 Oaks provides quality PPE and COVID-19 testing to employees and …

126: Revolutionizing The Workplace For Women of Color with Minda Harts

September 14th, 2020

27:08

Punk Rock HR Episode 126:

Today’s guest is author and speaker Minda Harts. If you have ever wondered who’s fighting for women of color to get a seat …

125: The Lies that Canceled Zach Ward

September 7th, 2020

57:45

Punk Rock HR Episode 125:

Today’s guest is my friend Zach Ward. He is the former owner of a comedy theater whose career was ended in 2017. Zach was …

124: The Power of Empathy with Mimi Nicklin

August 31st, 2020

23:22
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Today’s guest is author and podcaster Mimi Nicklin. She is the author of Softening the Edge, a book all about empathy and …

123: The Future of Independent Workers with Carl Camden

August 24th, 2020

25:51
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Carl Camden is the former CEO of Kelly Services and the current president of iPSE-U.S. He has dedicated more than 25 years of his life to advocating for the independent workforce. This has …

122: Culture First with Damon Klotz

August 17th, 2020

28:39
Punk Rock HR Episode 122:

Today's guest is Damon Klotz. Damon has spent his career working at the intersection of people & technology. He's held …

121: Defund HR

August 10th, 2020

12:14
Punk Rock HR Episode 121:

Just like the conversation all over America, and really the world, about defunding police work, today I want to talk about …

120: Improving The Employee Experience with Gary Beckstrand

August 3rd, 2020

29:48

Punk Rock HR Episode 120:

Gary Beckstrand is the vice president of The OC Tanner Institute. OC Tanner is a recognition company that’s focused on aligning people with their passion and their purpose. They do a tremendous …

Mentorship Friday: Looking for Work in a Pandemic with Cameron Sackett

July 31st, 2020

33:00

Punk Rock HR Mentorship Friday:

Cameron Sackett is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan who is looking for his first full-time job right …

119: Amplifying Black and Brown Voices with Zach Nunn

July 27th, 2020

25:48

Punk Rock HR Episode 119:

Zach Nunn is a change management consultant and one of the co-founders of the podcast and movement Living Corporate. The …

118: The Future of Business Conferences with Lauren Davis

July 20th, 2020

29:53

Punk Rock HR Episode 118:

Lauren Davis was a marketer, community organizer, and record store owner. Her real claim to fame, though, is that she does social media for conferences speakers like me. She helps speakers …

117: Creating a Culture of Trust with JeVon “JT” McCormick

July 13th, 2020

37:09

Punk Rock HR Episode 117:

JeVon “JT” McCormick is the CEO of Scribe Media, a publishing company that helps authors write, publish, and market their books. More importantly, he is someone with an incredibly interesting …

116: BFF Chat with Jennifer McClure

July 6th, 2020

48:41

Punk Rock HR Episode 116:

Today on the podcast, I’m talking to my best friend, Jennifer McClure. We have one of our BFF chats, Jennifer’s first on this iteration of the podcast. 

During COVID-19, a lot has changed in …

115: The Future of Work after COVID-19 with Karina Schultheis

June 29th, 2020

39:39

Punk Rock HR Episode 115:

This week, I’m joined by Karina Schultheis. She is a manager of human insights and HCM evangelism at Ultimate Software. …

114: Grief, God and George Floyd with Reverend Wendy Hamilton

June 22nd, 2020

26:32

Punk Rock HR Episode 114:

Reverend Wendy Hamilton joins me to talk about the storm before the calm. In other words, the process of dealing with recurring problems and tackling the root cause of what's happening in our …

113: Resilience in The Hospitality World with Jim Knight

June 15th, 2020

26:15

Punk Rock HR Episode 113:

The hospitality industry has suffered tremendously because of COVID. The jobs the industry provides, well, they're the backbone of American families. This week, Jim Knight joins me to talk …

112: The Comeback from a Setback with Emily O'Brien

June 8th, 2020

23:32

Punk Rock HR Episode 112:

So, what does a Canadian millennial entrepreneur know about making a comeback? This week's guest, Emily O'Brien, founder of Comeback Snacks, is going to tell us. In today's episode, Emily opens …

111: So You Want To Be a Coach?

June 1st, 2020

16:10

Punk Rock HR Episode 111:

If you want to be an executive or career coach, you have to approach doing so like a business, not a side hustle. You need a business plan, you need to know how to run a business, and you need …

110: Behind the Scenes of HR Podcasting with Wendy Dailey & Jon Thurmond

May 25th, 2020

31:31

Punk Rock HR Episode 110:

Podcasting is a little bit of art, a little bit of science, and a lot of hard work. Today, HR podcasters, Wendy Dailey and Jon Thurmond, hosts of the HR Social Half Hour Podcast, join me on the …

109: You are #Qualified with Amanda Nachman

May 18th, 2020

21:08

Punk Rock HR Episode 109:

If you've ever wondered, am I qualified? Or am I the right person for this role? You are going to enjoy this week's …

108: Pick a Fight with David Burkus

May 11th, 2020

31:47
Punk Rock HR Episode 108:

David Burkus is one of the world's leading business thinkers and speakers, focusing on topics such as leadership and innovation. He's also the best-selling author of an audiobook called Pick a …

107: Bacon Shortages and COVID-19 with Jesse McCoy

May 6th, 2020

40:21

Punk Rock HR Episode 107:

 

One of the weirder stories to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis is that we might have a bacon shortage. Yeah, seriously. Now, I'm a vegetarian, and I have a lot of assumptions about how meat is …

106: Billion Dollar Brand Club with Larry Ingrassia

May 4th, 2020

26:06

Punk Rock HR Episode 106:

 

How are brands like Warby Parker or Casper Mattress re-shaping the way we make purchases in the 21st century? Well, Larry Ingrassia, my guest this week, is going to tell us. Larry is a former …

105: My Best Friend Had COVID-19, This is Her Story

April 27th, 2020

20:48

Punk Rock HR Episode 105: 

 

If you are like many, you may be wondering what you would do if you came down with COVID-19 and how you would maneuver …

104: Betting on You!

April 20th, 2020

6:41

Punk Rock HR Episode 104:

Have you ever wanted to do something, but just kept getting in your way over and over again? Yeah, me too. This week, I share my experience with writing my upcoming book, "Betting on You: How …

103: A Conversation About Leadership, Humanness, and Healing with Joey Price

April 13th, 2020

24:37
Punk Rock HR Episode 103: 

I'd like you to meet Joey Price. Joey is the founder of Jumpstart: HR, LLC, and host of Business, Life, and Coffee, a weekly entrepreneur mentorship podcast. He focuses on creating effective …

102: A Perspective on Giving and Receiving Advice with Michael Bungay Stanier

April 6th, 2020

30:40

Punk Rock HR Episode 102:

My guest today is Michael Bungay Stanier, author of The Advice Trap. Today, he helps us think differently about advice, giving advice, and receiving advice. He also talks about some ways to …

Mentorship Friday: COVID-19 and Your Content

April 3rd, 2020

4:37

Laurie Ruettimann is a mentor to dozens of emerging and seasoned leaders. All of her mentees are just like her—spinning their wheels and working from home. How do you your best work in an environment that has you …

101: The World of Work In the Face of a Global Pandemic with Kate Bischoff

March 30th, 2020

22:52

Punk Rock HR Episode 101: 

 

This episode covers some of your questions about Coronavirus and how your employer should and shouldn't behave. To help …

100: COVID-19 Preparedness with Lorna Borenstein

March 25th, 2020

23:10
Punk Rock HR Episode 100:

People keep saying that we're living in an unprecedented era of disruption. While this is new for us, humankind has lived through war, pestilence, plagues, and we have persevered. We persevere …

099: A Realistic View of Life and HR with Frank Roche

March 23rd, 2020

32:01

Punk Rock HR Episode 99:

 

This week’s guest has always inspired me not to be a sucker. Frank Roche is one of America's leading experts on executive …

098: 21st Century HR with Lars Schmidt

March 16th, 2020

22:59
Punk Rock HR Episode 98: 21st Century HR with Lars Schmidt

Meet former HR leader turned writer, speaker, and entrepreneur, Lars Schmidt. Lars is a …

097: Welcome to Punk Rock HR: The Podcast with Attitude

March 9th, 2020

3:54
Punk Rock HR Episode 97:

Spoiler alert! Nobody's fixing work, not even me. I'm not living up to the Let's Fix Work brand promise, and there's nothing worse than a brand that doesn't deliver. So, it's time to flip the …

Mentorship Friday 4: How to Be a Top Employer

February 28th, 2020

5:18

Laurie Ruettimann is a mentor to dozens of emerging and seasoned leaders. One of her mentees asked for advice on growing the business and being a top employer at the same time. In an era where the employee experience …

096: Igniting Change in Life, Work, & Customer Service with Simon T. Bailey

February 24th, 2020

26:55

Let’s Fix Work Episode 96:

If you've been to a conference over the past decade, you've seen Simon T. Bailey up on stage motivating you to be brilliant and be your best. He is a Breakthrough Strategist whose life's …

Mentorship Friday 3: Managing a Jerk at Work

February 21st, 2020

4:57

Laurie Ruettimann is a mentor to dozens of emerging and seasoned leaders. One of her mentees asked for advice on handling a jerk at work—especially when you thought that jerk was a friend. What do you do when someone is …

095: Fixing Work One School Lunch At a Time with Dan Giusti

February 17th, 2020

33:33

Let’s Fix Work Episode 95:

What's up with school lunches? How can we make them better? You may be asking yourself, “What do school lunches have to do …

Mentorship Friday 2: Signs to Quit Work and Start a Consulting Business

February 14th, 2020

4:41

Laurie Ruettimann is a mentor to dozens of emerging and seasoned leaders. Many of her mentees wonder when the time is right to quit work and start a …

094: How Generosity Can Change the World of Work with Asha Curran

February 10th, 2020

25:48

Let’s Fix Work Episode 94:

This week’s episode features Asha Curran, Co-Founder and CEO of Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that unleashes the power of people in organizations to transform …

Mentorship Friday 1 - How to Get Noticed Online

February 7th, 2020

4:35

Laurie Ruettimann is a mentor to dozens of emerging and seasoned leaders. One of the top questions she fields? How to get noticed online. Maybe you have big ideas and support important charitable causes. Or, perhaps, …

093: The Key to Unlearning with Barry O’Reilly

February 3rd, 2020

32:01

Let’s Fix Work Episode 93:

This week I am introducing you to Barry O’Reilly, a business advisor, entrepreneur, and author who has pioneered the intersection of business model innovation, product development, …

092: Every Job Has Story with Elena Valentine

January 27th, 2020

29:06

Let’s Fix Work Episode 92:

On today's show, I'm speaking to Elena Valentine, the Co-Founder, CEO, and Servant Leader of Skill Scout, a Chicago-based …

091: The Concept of Accountability and Goal Setting with Keita Williams

January 20th, 2020

25:18

Let’s Fix Work Episode 91:

On today's show, I'm talking to Keita Williams. She's the founder and chief strategist of Success Bully. Success Bully is …

090: A Little Bit of Optimism and Hope with Jess Ekstrom

January 13th, 2020

25:24

Let’s Fix Work Episode 90:

Today I am joined by Jess Ekstrom, founder of Headbands of Hope and the author of the best-selling book, Chasing the Bright Side: Embrace Optimism, Activate Your Purpose, and Write Your Own …

089: The Art and Science Behind Turning Customers and Employees Into Fans with David Meerman Scott

January 6th, 2020

32:34

Let’s Fix Work Episode 89:

Ready to jump into the new year with a talk about marketing, sales, and music? Perfect, then you are in for a treat! My guest this week is David Meerman Scott. He is a business performance …

088: Becoming a Thought Leader in 2020

December 30th, 2019

15:41

Let’s Fix Work Episode 88:

A lot of people are making a big deal about the end of the decade. I am not one of those people. As we close out another year, today's show is not a wrap up episode. Instead, as we leave 2019 …

087: BFF Chat: Wellbeing and Work in 2020 with Jennifer McClure

December 23rd, 2019

40:12
Let’s Fix Work Episode 87

This week my BFF, Jennifer McClure, joins me on the podcast. Jennifer is a professional speaker and business advisor. She helps leaders embrace the future of work and leverage their influence …

086: It’s Time to Fix Work with The Self-Leadership Summit

December 2nd, 2019

10:11
Let’s Fix Work Episode 86

When my podcast producer, Danny Ozment, first told me about virtual summits, I was like, “Wait, what is that all about?” …

085: The Rise of Addictive Technology and How to Reclaim Your Time with Adam Alter

November 25th, 2019

26:11
Let’s Fix Work Episode 85

If you've ever parked your car, decided to check Twitter, and 10 minutes later you were still in your car or if you have ever woken up in the morning, only to check your Smartphone and think

084: Technology Trends and The Future of Work with Vadim Liberman

November 18th, 2019

39:09
Let’s Fix Work Episode 84

This week my guest is Vadim Liberman. Vadim is someone who is incredibly special to me. He's so special that I almost didn’t want to share him with the world, but I will because he's great. …

083: Three Types of HR Professionals and Their View of SHRM

November 11th, 2019

15:16
Let’s Fix Work Episode 83

Kris Dunn’s book, 9 Faces of HR, is awesome. I hope to have him as a guest on the podcast in the future. In the meantime, let me tell you briefly about his book. He has broken up the world of …

082: What If the CEO Ran Human Resources?

November 4th, 2019

9:48
Let’s Fix Work Episode 82

Earlier this year I was invited to speak to a bunch of corporate executives about the future of work. I was there as the special guest expected to bring some new ideas on how to rethink and …

081: How the N.C. State Fair is Unifying Community with Heather Overton

October 21st, 2019

16:34
Let’s Fix Work Episode 81

One of the crowning jewels in the life here in North Carolina is the N.C. State Fair. I've lived in a lot of places. I've …

080: Becoming Internet Famous with Mike Bridavsky and Lil Bub

October 14th, 2019

32:24
Let’s Fix Work Episode 80

Have you heard of Lil Bub? If not, let me introduce you to her. She is a published author, a talk show host, a movie star, and has helped raise well over $300,000 for animals in need. In 2011, …

079: Take Control of Your Career

October 7th, 2019

13:04
Let’s Fix Work Episode 79

I want to share a story with you this week. It starts out like this: a long time ago, I took an HR Advisor job for a well-known company, and the job sucked. It sucked the life out of me and it …

078: The Art of Mentoring with Mike Sipple, Jr.

September 30th, 2019

27:11
Let’s Fix Work Episode 78

One of my biggest professional regrets in the world of HR was not having a mentor. I'm not alone. Many of you don't have mentors either and I know it because you email me and ask me questions …

077: Modern Art and Culture with The Ruettimanns

September 23rd, 2019

16:20
Let’s Fix Work Episode 77

This week, my guest is someone very special to me: my husband, Ken. Today we have a fun conversation about a 1998 trip we …

076: Enterprise Podcast Strategies with Danny Ozment

September 16th, 2019

33:49
Let’s Fix Work Episode 76

This week on the podcast, we are going “meta” because my podcast producer Danny Ozment of Emerald City Productions is my special guest. If you are wondering what podcasting has to do with work, …

075: Making of a Manager with Julie Zhuo

September 9th, 2019

25:53

This week I’d like to introduce you to Julie Zhuo. Julie is the VP of Product Design at Facebook and the author of the new book, The Making of a …

074: Hard Work, The “New” Labor Day and Remembering Claudia Martinez Foster

September 2nd, 2019

12:13
Let’s Fix Work Episode 74

We talk about and “remember” 9/11 in America in a very callous way, without truly remembering that nearly 3,000 people died …

073: Why the “Side Hustle” is Failing You, with Mary Ellen Slayter

August 26th, 2019

26:21
Let’s Fix Work Episode 73

Do you love having five jobs? Do you love chasing down invoices and getting four hours of sleep a night because you're worried about the future? Yeah, I didn’t think so. In fact, nobody …

072: What Makes A Great HR Professional and Why It Matters

August 19th, 2019

12:09
Let’s Fix Work Episode 72

This week’s episode is a bit different. Why? Well, I am the guest (and the host). I have some important things to share with you about Human Resources and I felt compelled to switch up the …

071: Ethical Leadership and the Society for Human Resource Management with Victorio Milian

August 12th, 2019

40:32
Let’s Fix Work Episode 71

This week I get to introduce you to a dear friend of mine, Victorio Milian. Some people refer to him as the most disruptive …

070: Taking Risks and Saying Yes with Jeff Gordinier

August 5th, 2019

58:21
Let’s Fix Work Episode 70

This week's podcast features a guest who was a real treat for me. I’d like to introduce you to my friend, Jeff Gordinier, Food and Drinks Editor at Esquire Magazine. Jeff is also the author of …

069: Working Human and Leading from the Heart with Bill Perry

July 22nd, 2019

31:31
Let’s Fix Work Episode 69

Bill Perry is the founder of The Innovatus Group.  Bill was referred to me by one of the listeners of the show. They described him as a Sherpa. Yes, a Sherpa.  While that phrase is often …

068: The Gold Standard of Work with Dan Cockerell

July 15th, 2019

29:20
Let’s Fix Work Episode 68

This week I welcome Dan Cockerell to the show. Once upon a time, Dan was the VP of Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom. He is now an Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Leadership Mentor. Because …

067: Make Bold Career Moves with Mandie Brice

July 8th, 2019

44:13
Let’s Fix Work Episode 67

This week’s guest is Mandie Brice. She's a hair and makeup artist, a model, and the host of The Bold Moves Podcast.  I …

066: Strength Training and Virtual Exercise with Danny Fahey

July 1st, 2019

43:04
Let’s Fix Work Episode 66

My first guest of the summer is Danny Fahey, owner of Castle Fitness. He also happens to be my personal trainer. Danny isn't just a strength coach and personal trainer, he’s an entrepreneur …

065: Fix Your Job Descriptions with Don Berman

June 24th, 2019

23:57

Namely believes there’s one team that can help make your workplace great: HR. When their days are filled with administrative to-dos, they can’t focus on the big stuff—like parental leave and promotions. Namely’s …

064: Data-Informed Decision-Making with Eric Knudsen, PhD

June 17th, 2019

26:21

Namely believes there’s one team that can help make your workplace great: HR. When their days are filled with administrative to-dos, they can’t focus on the big stuff—like parental leave and promotions. Namely’s …

063: Multigenerational Workplace Expert Lindsey Pollak

June 10th, 2019

33:58

Namely believes there’s one team that can help make your workplace great: HR. When their days are filled with administrative to-dos, they can’t focus on the big stuff—like parental leave and promotions. Namely’s …

062: Sexual Harassment and Virtual Reality with Morgan Mercer

June 3rd, 2019

28:02

Namely believes there’s one team that can help make your workplace great: HR. When their days are filled with administrative to-dos, they can’t focus on the big stuff—like parental leave and promotions. Namely’s …

061: Exploring the Sides of Lifecasting with Laurie Ruettimann

May 27th, 2019

12:49

Do you love listening to other people’s stories and experiences from their daily lives? If so, you are not alone! This has become a major industry, …

060: The Future of Work and Outplacement with Pat Lynch

May 20th, 2019

25:03

What does the future of finding work look like? Well, my friends, it is challenging, of course. We all know that. Our guest today will help guide us through some of the struggles people face in a transition between …

059: Human Resources and The Commoditization of Work with Laurie Ruettimann

May 13th, 2019

12:26

The commoditization of work is real and it's not just for people at Uber and Postmates. The future of work has nothing to do with humans and has everything to do with worker metrics.

From retail to healthcare to …

058: Advancing Onboarding Policies to Empower Organizations with Dane Hurtubise

May 6th, 2019

25:59

I have another exciting episode of Let’s Fix Work for you this week! My guest is Dane Hurtubise, Vice President of Platform and Partnerships at Greenhouse Software. In today’s episode, we talked about moments that …

057: Well-being in the Workplace with Dr. Laura Hamill

April 29th, 2019

33:00

This week’s show is all about well-being. Joining me is an expert in the well-being field, Dr. Laura Hamill. Laura is the co-founder, Chief Scientist, and Chief People Officer of Limeade. Limeade is a software company …

056: Success, Failure and Goal-Setting with Laurie Ruettimann

April 22nd, 2019

16:48

This week on Let’s Fix Work I am going to be talking about goals and goal setting. The topic is timely because I’m heading down to Atlanta to meet with my business coach, Jesse Itzler. I'm going to stand in front of him …

055: How to Build Relationships as a Leader with Kevin Kruse

April 15th, 2019

29:14

I am so excited to share this episode of Let’s Fix Work with you! My guest this week is Kevin Kruse, founder and CEO of LeadX. Kevin is also a New York Times bestselling author of nine books. He has a brand new book …

054: Technology, Authenticity, and Creativity at Work with Rana Stanfill-Hobbs

April 8th, 2019

34:40

This week on Let’s Fix Work, I am excited to introduce you to Rana Stanfill-Hobbs. She wears many hats, including Director of Insights at Ultimate Software (our sponsor), mom, step-mom, musician, and consummate learner. …

053: Training, Leadership, and Being Vulnerable in the Workplace with Max Yoder

April 1st, 2019

32:06

This week on Let’s Fix Work, I'm talking to Max Yoder, Co-Founder and CEO of Lessonly. Lessonly is an online service that provides bite-sized learning with big impact to today’s trainers, managers, and subject-matter …

052: Wellness, Leadership, and Performance with Jeanette Bronée

March 25th, 2019

30:45

This week’s episode features Jeanette Bronée, performance strategist, culture coach, wellness advocate, and founder of Path For Life, Inc.  Jeanette …

051: Behavioral Economics in the Workplace with Dr. Daniel Crosby

March 18th, 2019

26:41

This week on Let’s Fix Work, I am joined by Dr. Daniel Crosby. Dan is an author, psychologist, and Chief Behavioral Officer at Brinker Capital. His …

050: Healthy Mindsets and Winning Rituals with Laurie Ruettimann

March 11th, 2019

13:34

This week’s episode is special because we have hit our 50th episode milestone!  I am thrilled that our Let’s Fix Work community is thriving. Today, I want to focus on doing the inner work so that you can have the best …

049: Defining Psychological Safety in the Workplace with Professor Amy Edmondson

March 4th, 2019

27:26

In this episode of Let’s Fix Work, I talk with Professor Amy Edmondson from Harvard Business School and author of The Fearless Organization: Creating …

048: Dream Jobs Happen with Health Insurance - Ryan Arnold WXRT

February 25th, 2019

31:17

We're proud to be sponsored by Ultimate Software. They're a leading cloud provider of people management solutions with a commitment to continuing …

047: Artificial Intelligence and Human Resources with Armen Berjikly

February 18th, 2019

36:25

We're proud to be sponsored by Ultimate Software. They're a leading cloud provider of people management solutions with a commitment to continuing …

046: How to Become a CEO with Martin Moore

February 11th, 2019

29:58

We're proud to be sponsored by Ultimate Software. They're a leading cloud provider of people management solutions with a commitment to continuing …

045: Why Employees Engage In Bad Behavior with Dr. Julena M. Bonner

February 4th, 2019

25:39

We're proud to be sponsored by Ultimate Software. They're a leading cloud provider of people management solutions with a commitment to continuing …

044: Relationships are the Currency of Business With Hung Lee

January 28th, 2019

35:37

Let's Fix Work is underwritten by WorkHuman, sponsored by Globoforce.​ Visit WorkHuman.com and use code WorkHumanLFW for a $100 off discount.

This week on Let’s Fix Work, I am happy to introduce you to Hung Lee. Hung …

043: Work-Life Flexibility for Women with Kathryn Sollmann

January 21st, 2019

24:26

Let's Fix Work is underwritten by WorkHuman, sponsored by Globoforce.​ Visit WorkHuman.com and use code WorkHumanLFW for a $100 off discount.

When I think of today’s guest, I think of her as a superb expert in career …

042: Labor Relations and Unions in 2019 with Jason Greer

January 14th, 2019

32:56

Let's Fix Work is underwritten by WorkHuman, sponsored by Globoforce.​ Visit WorkHuman.com and use code WorkHumanLFW for a $100 off discount.

 

Not …

041: Disruptors, Unconscious Bias and Gender Equity with Dr. Patti Fletcher

January 7th, 2019

39:19

Are you known as a troublemaker? Do you hate the status quo? Well, on today's show, Dr. Patti Fletcher joins me to discuss what it means to be a disruptive influence at work and how it can work to your advantage. Dr. …

040: Be Your Own Life Coach with Laurie Ruettimann

December 31st, 2018

10:06

I love it when podcasts are confessional and brave. It inspires me and makes me want to tell you all of my secrets. But what happens when a podcast veers away from being authentic to straight-up marketing that is, well, …

039: The Feedback Fix with Joe Hirsch

December 17th, 2018

29:28

This week’s guest on Let’s Fix Work is Joe Hirsch, TEDx speaker and best-selling author of ‘The Feedback Fix’ and managing director of Semaca Partners, a boutique communications firm. Joe is also an award-winning …

038: Entrepreneurship and Coaching with Nando Rodriguez and German Marin

December 10th, 2018

29:32

For episode two of this season, we welcome Nando Rodriguez and German Marin from Brooklyn New York to the show. Nando Rodriguez is a former recruiter and blogger who now works as a coach, influencer and an advocate. …

037: The Retailpocalypse with Áine Cain of Business Insider

December 3rd, 2018

30:34

Let’s Fix Work is back for season 2. The first episode has Laurie interviewing a returning audience favorite, Áine Cain. Áine is a reporter in the retail section at Business Insider. She covers Walmart, Target, Home …

035: Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang, #Yang2020

October 29th, 2018

27:07

Are we ready for change? Are we prepared to do what it takes to make the American dream come alive again? It would take some drastic reforms to get …

034: Can You Hear Me? Virtual Communication with Dr. Nick Morgan

October 22nd, 2018

36:51

The world is changing, and us with it. We are living our lives 50% in the real world, and the other half in the virtual world. With the internet connecting the two, it’s harder than ever to imagine one without the …

033: Writing Careers and Sports Journalism with Jeff Pearlman

October 18th, 2018

31:29

Are you living your dream or someone else's? What does it really take to land a promising writing career in 2018? Joining Laurie today is accomplished Sports Journalist and New York Times best-selling author, Jeff …

032: Build a New Business Mindset with Jon Fortt CNBC

October 15th, 2018

24:12

Isn’t it about time we had a corporate mindset shift? Because come on! There's more to work than giving the company your heart and soul. Jon Fortt, …

031: Humanity Works with Alexandra Levit

October 8th, 2018

31:15

How do you future-proof your business or career? Are robots taking over all our jobs? On the show today is Alexandra Levit, an author, speaker, influencer, and futurist. Alexandra helps us understand how leaders and …

030: Why Minorities Are Leaving Corporate America with Jose Pinero

October 1st, 2018

40:45

Employees aren’t that complicated. If they’re happy, they stay. If they’re unhappy, they leave. When women and minorities are leaving Corporate America in droves, the problem is obvious: these underrepresented groups …

029: Fixing the Next Generation of Men with Jake Stika

September 24th, 2018

29:29

“Let’s empower men!” said no one ever. It’s 2018 and we’re still struggling with equality and other social stigmas that come from centuries of …

028: Girl Scouts Run the World with Sylvia Acevedo

September 17th, 2018

29:30

Would it surprise you if we said that a large number of female leaders in America were Girl Scouts? Sylvia is a Rocket Scientist, STEM Leader, and …

027: HR Technology with William Tincup

September 10th, 2018

49:39

Did you know that a business has many of the same dynamics as a marriage? Everything that happens in a marriage (the good and the bad) is no different from what you can expect when running a business. Now, if you think …

026: HR Can Create a Powerful Culture with Patty McCord

September 3rd, 2018

37:06

Sometimes we get so bogged down hyper-analyzing the simplest questions, that we miss the obvious answers. “Do you love your job?” Your answer …

025: Become a Superconnector with Ryan Paugh

August 27th, 2018

40:45

When kindred spirits come together in a community, ideas and dreams blossom, passion gets amplified, accountability and empowerment surges, and the problems? Well, they become less daunting. In this episode, Laurie has …

024: Personal Branding with Jennifer McClure

August 20th, 2018

55:10

We get it. You aren’t a tube of toothpaste. But you still need a personal brand. In fact, you already have one whether you realize it or not. The question is, are you going to take charge of it? Today, Laurie talks with …

023: The Future of HR with Robin Schooling

August 13th, 2018

33:53

Robin Schooling is ‘America’s HR Lady’ and has been Laurie’s dear friend for quite some time. Despite that, Laurie has been putting off the HR …

022: Financial Wellbeing with Don MacPherson

August 6th, 2018

40:54

Don MacPherson is an entrepreneur who built a company called Modern Survey, which he successfully sold without laying people off or taking on debt. …

021: Improve Your Job Search with JT O’Donnell from Work It Daily

July 30th, 2018

33:10

According to JT O’Donnell, we’re pretty bad at job searching. After all, we aren’t in the business of finding jobs; our skills sets are DOING them. So, if and when you need to change employers, outside advice is …

020: Reality-Based Leadership with Cy Wakeman

July 23rd, 2018

35:09

Cy Wakeman is an international keynote speaker, business consultant, New York Times best-selling author, and psychologist. She helps people around …

019: Career Advice with Alison Green of Ask a Manager

July 16th, 2018

32:33

You’ve heard the saying, opinions are like… armpits, right? So is advice. Everyone has them and most of them stink, especially when it comes to careers. But Alison Green has some advice about advice for you; you’ve got …

018: How to Have Fun Parties and Corporate Events with Shawn Madden

July 9th, 2018

36:50

Shawn Madden is made of fun. No, really. His company, Fun Corp, runs ‘friend building’ parties for small to medium sized teams and companies to help create real social connections and friendships that directly affect …

017: Road Map for Revolutionaries at Work with Elisa Camahort Page

July 2nd, 2018

31:45

Elisa Camahort Page co-founded BlogHer, later became the CCO at SheKnows Media after they acquired BlogHer, and is now a writer and consultant. …

016: Asshole Bosses and Friction with Bob Sutton

June 25th, 2018

45:31

Robert Sutton is a Professor of Management Science and Engineering and a Professor of Organizational Behavior (by courtesy) at Stanford University. …

015: Artificial Intelligence and Policy with Sam Weston

June 18th, 2018

44:24

Sam Weston is attempting the impossible: trying to educate our lawmakers about technology and its effect on the workforce. Okay, maybe it’s not …

014: Should I Quit My Job with Laurie Ruettimann

June 15th, 2018

14:44

Laurie gets emails all the time with the same question: ‘Should I quit my job?’ She admits right off she might not be the best person to ask; she’s …

014: Leadership Accountability with Vince Molinaro

June 11th, 2018

35:13

Has your company tried to implement leadership training that ended up doing absolutely nothing for the leaders or the employees? If so, you’re not …

012: Gender Equity With Adrienne Murphy, Ph.D.

June 4th, 2018

36:51

Chances are you’ve already seen the Gender Equity Iceberg, and today, Laurie talks with Adrienne Murphy, Ph.D., of Dimitry|Murphy & Associates. …

011: Work Myths with Katrina Kibben

May 28th, 2018

36:52

Katrina has a unique way of fixing work. She’s blazed a trail into nearly uncharted territory with an audacious goal: to take high volume, low …

010: How to Be Awesome at Life with Eric Barker

May 21st, 2018

34:34

So far no one has challenged Laurie on her premise that work is broken. Until today. Eric Barker is the author of the bestselling book, Barking Up The Wrong Tree, and he believes that issues with managing people and …

009: Failed Corporate Diversity Initiatives with Katie Augsburger

May 14th, 2018

32:38

What is the future of work? Katie Augsburger is the Founder and Partner of Future Work Design, an organization that wants to smash the patriarchy and decenter whiteness. Okay – before anyone starts bristling about being …

008: Career Coaching and Life Coaching with Ben Brooks

May 7th, 2018

40:51

Ben Brooks was THE guy in HR. He had it all, but then he left it all to became an entrepreneur. Today Ben and Laurie talk about how coaching, whether it’s with a coach or on your own, can help you fix yourself AND your …

036: How I Failed to Launch a Tech Startup with Laurie Ruettimann

May 4th, 2018

21:40

Have you ever effed something up so badly you’re not sure if anything will get better ever again? Laurie has. In this candid, bonus episode, she shares her biggest failure – a product called GlitchPlan that was supposed …

007: Four Theories on How to Fix Work with Laurie Ruettimann

April 30th, 2018

17:26

Maybe you despise work. Maybe you’re apathetic about it. Or maybe work would be bearable if it weren’t for that one co-worker who always… You get the …

006: #MeToo, the Gig Economy, and Robots with Áine Cain of Business Insider

April 23rd, 2018

30:08

Wanna know why work sucks? Ask Áine Cain. She’s a careers and employment reporter for Business Insider, and her experience covering multiple …

005: The Talent Fix with Tim Sackett

April 16th, 2018

32:07

Most recruiters are lazy. Things are broken, great talent is slipping through companies’ fingers, and no one is doing anything about it. Is it because they don’t want to, or because they don’t know how to? Today Laurie …

004: Be the Change at Work with Amanda Hite

April 9th, 2018

39:10

With all the wisdom out there about creating a great culture at work, you might think companies would have it well in hand by now. Unless you …

001: Burn It Down with Scott Stratten of UnMarketing

March 30th, 2018

29:34

Scott Stratten hated work. It was broken. So he decided to burn it all down and build it back up. How did he do it? By becoming unemployable. Join Laurie and Scott as they talk through his experience before and after …

002: Basic Income with Scott Santens

March 30th, 2018

34:41

Living wages are a topic of high controversy. Why should someone get paid just for being alive? How can society and business thrive in such an …

003: Employee Experience and Engagement with Jason Lauritsen

March 30th, 2018

40:59

Jason Lauritsen hates work. It’s ironic that he is the one who tells companies how to fix work for their employees, and he’s pretty darn good at it. Some of the big topics Jason and Laurie tackle are the relationships, …

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