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Humanity Working is a podcast focused on employee development for the future of work. In each episode, we engage with authors, business leaders, and top-tier academics to understand how workplaces can adapt and thrive in a rapidly evolving world. This podcast aims to provide employers with actionable strategies to build a resilient, adaptable, and future-proof workforce. Join us as we navigate the changing landscape of work, exploring topics such as workforce transformation, leadership devel ...
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Lori Mazan is a the co-founder, president, and chief coaching officer of Sounding Board, Inc., which offers a tech-driven, human-centric approach to leadership development to customers including Chevron, Sprint, and Citibank. In her new book Leadership Revolution: The Future of Developing Dynamic Leaders - Mazan describes how to develop capabilitie…
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Sharekh Shaikh is the Founder of CleverX, a platform that powers market research teams by providing them with access to the tools and the hardest-to-reach commercial audiences. Sharekh previously worked with Gartner, to create secure collaboration environments for tech leaders. In this edition, Paul and Sharekh discuss the benefits and challenges o…
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Zach Rattner is the CTO and Co-Founder of Yembo.ai, and author of the new book, Grow Up Fast: Lessons from an AI Startup. In this podcast Zach and Paul discuss how AI is way more than just ChatGPT - what it’s good (and not good at), how it’s being used in specialist settings, and what that means for employees looking to thrive in a world increasing…
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Dr. Laura Hamill is an organizational psychologist and business leader, focusing on the intersection of science and HR. Laura is an expert on creating great places to work. Her research is centered around employee well-being, employee engagement, and organizational culture. Laura is the owner of Paris Phoenix Group, a consulting firm specializing i…
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Paul is joined by his BillionMinds co-founder Ryan Tubbs to explore the dynamic world of employee development. Drawing from Ryan's recent in-depth research, they discuss the pivotal role employers have in fostering soft skills like adaptability and resilience within their organizations. Included in this episode: How we can learn from fields like en…
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Minal Bopaiah is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and equity strategist. She founded Brevity & Wit, a strategy and design firm that helps organizations achieve the change they want to see in the world. Her first book, Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives (Berrett-Koehler, 2021), was described as “a succinct jewel” by N…
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Paul welcomes back Dr. Charles Michael Austin, also known as Dr. Chaz, for an in-depth discussion about his latest book, "101 Ways to Find Work... and Keep Finding Work for the Rest of Your Career." This episode is a must-listen for anyone eager to navigate the evolving landscape of employment, whether you're job hunting, seeking growth in your cur…
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Sarah Scala M. Ed & OD is the Founder, President, and Principal Consultant of Sarah Scala Consulting, which provides executive coaching, DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging) facilitation, organization development, learning strategy, LGBTQ+ leadership coaching, leadership development, and change management consulting to organizations, …
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Paul explores the transformative power of design thinking in leadership with Karen Ziegler, the leader of Designed for Innovation. In the discussion they demystify design thinking and showcases its role in sculpting today's and tomorrow's leaders. Whether you're new to the concept or well versed in human-centered design, this discussion will help y…
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Paul delves deep into authentic leadership with James Kelley Ph.D. - the ex-CEO and Co-Founder of qChange. Discover the intersection of soft skills intelligence, leadership, and personal growth as Dr. Kelley unpacks his journey after stepping down from qChange, potentially facing significant financial implications. Drawing insights from his enlight…
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Carol Schultz is Founder and CEO of Vertical Elevation an organization that helps companies create maximum efficiency by aligning talent strategy to business strategy. Carol is also the author of Powered by People: How Talent-Centric Organizations Master Recruitment, Retention and Revenue. In this discussion Paul and Carol discuss how to optimize y…
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Santiago Jaramillo is the co-founder and former CEO of Bunny Studios. In this wide ranging discussion he discusses the creative process at scale, gives great insight on how to set expectations and vet talent, and examines how to combine human effort with AI. Santiago Jaramillo is the CEO of Bunny Studio. Humanity Working is brought to you by Billio…
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Welcome to Season 4: In this episode, Matt and Paul introduce the new name, the new season, and discuss how AI and other technology trends will impact both employers and employees. Humanity Working is brought to you by BillionMinds - the company that makes employees ready for the Future of Work. BillionMinds helps companies be ready for the future …
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Tamara Sanderson is the co-founder of the company Remote Works and the co-author of Remote Works: Managing for Freedom, Flexibility and Focus. Tam's has worked in many different highly distributed work environments including Oliver Wyman, Google, and Automattic. Her new book is loaded with practical steps on how you as a manager can optimize your w…
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Corey Hynes is the CEO of Skillable, an experiential learning company focused on helping employees create up to date technical skills. Skillable has been 100% remote since its inception 20 years ago. In this episode, Corey discusses how to hire employees that will thrive in remote environments, how to create an environment that keeps them engages, …
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Matt Watkinson is the CEO of Methodical and the co-author of the new book Mastering Uncertainty. His previous books include The Grid and The Ten Principles Behind Great Customer Experiences, which won the CMI's Management Book of the Year.In this episode, Paul and Matt discuss how embracing uncertainty can help you make better business decisions an…
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Dr. Charles Michael Austin (Dr. Chaz) is a leading expert on career marketing and packaging for employees. He has worked for over 20 years as a college professor, career counselor, private coach, and corporate trainer, and is the author or co-author of multiple books discussing career development and the Gig economy, including the book "How to find…
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Natalie Wood specializes in helping individuals, teams and organizations get the best of their employees by optimizing brain function for helath and performance. Through coaching, teaching, training and consultation, drawing on the neuroscience and psychology of mental health, she helps organizations increase employee engagement and resilience.You …
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Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is the CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts, and the author of many books including book Leading Hybrid and Remote Teams. Dr Gleb's work has been featured in Fortune, Harvard Business Review, Time and Newsweek. In this episode Paul and Dr. Gleb discuss the data around productivity in remote and hybrid enviornments, explore why many …
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Jamie Ostroe is the co-founder and head of content of B2BReviews.com - a website that helps companies choose the right products for their business needs. In this episode Jamie explains how B2B Reviews chose their products for the Remote Work Toolkit, and discusses her own journey as a remote worker, starting during the pandemic and leading up to to…
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Bob Johansen is a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for the Future, and author of the new book Office Shock - which examines how the Office will shift the coming years from a physical place of work to an enabler for entirely new ways of working and living. In this podcast we discuss key findings from the book, and look in detail at how current …
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The team renames the podcast, from "Way Too Busy" to "Making Remote Work", explains what is behind the change, and gives a sneak preview of what is to come in the Season 3 (2023) episodes. Humanity Working is brought to you by BillionMinds - the company that makes employees ready for the Future of Work. BillionMinds helps companies be ready for the…
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The team discusses the strategic decisions and practical steps organizations need to take to turn their company into a high-functioning remote or hybrid work environment. The podcast references an ebook published by BillionMinds on remote work, which you can download at www.billionminds.com/report. Humanity Working is brought to you by BillionMinds…
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Mitko Karshovski is the Founder and Host of This Remote Life - a podcast devoted to the Digital Nomad Lifestyle. In this episode we discuss Mitko's own Digital Nomad journey, but also some of the major trends that are leading people to work thousands of miles away from their employers, and what is to come is to come as employers adjust to the idea …
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Phil Libin is the founder and CEO of mmhmm (available at mmhmm.app) - a company that is reimagining video for the future of work. He is also the former CEO of Evernote. In this wide ranging discussion, Phil and Paul discuss the nature of productivity, and why Phil believes that we should never go back to a predominantly in office environment. Human…
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Presented in it's entirety from earlier this year, when Paul was a guest on The Cultivating Potential Podcast with Karen Zeigler: The Cultivating Potential Podcast Leadership in the Experience Age is all about Leading by Design. Design Thinking Consultant Karen Zeigler brings decades of leadership experience and the leading voices in every aspect o…
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Corissa Saint Laurent is a marketing leader at Heart Water (www.drinkheartwater.com), but that is just a small part of her story. She has devoted her life to help individuals, teams and organizations in a journey of self-discovery. She has presented to hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world in person and online, and she shared her sto…
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Bobbi Wegner Psy.D. is a Clinical Psychologist who teaches Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Harvard University. She is also the founder and CEO of Groops - a Group Connection platform used by organizations looking to improve the effectiveness of groups by improving communication and inclusion, strengthening relationships and enhancing tr…
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Work from anywhere is getting pretty contentious. The team discuss Malcolm Gladwell's recent comments on it, and the ensuing backlash, plus evaluates the approach Apple is using to attempt a hybrid work environment. Resources we mention in the podcast: Our own recommendations on return to office - https://billionminds.com/the-space-and-time-profile…
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The team return to examine how employees can work most effectively as individuals and in teams from anywhere and at any time. This episode references a blog post, which provides more details on the "Space and Time" model. You can access it here. Humanity Working is brought to you by BillionMinds - the company that makes employees ready for the Futu…
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The team assemble to discuss how employers are wrestling with work from anywhere, and present a model they can use to simplify matters. This episode references a blog post, which provides more details on the "Space and Time" model. You can access it here. Humanity Working is brought to you by BillionMinds - the company that makes employees ready fo…
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Elon Musk wants everyone to go back to the office at Tesla and will fire anyone that doesn't. Is he right? The team examines the factors driving this, how it applies to other organizations, and what it means for employers and employees. Humanity Working is brought to you by BillionMinds - the company that makes employees ready for the Future of Wor…
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George Anderson PhD PgMP is one of those people who seems to get far more done than the rest of us in the same number of hours every day. He is a Global Program Director at Microsoft, teaches classes at multiple Universities, and is the author of multiple books". In this episode Paul talks to George about how he became so effective on a daily basis…
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The team discusses the surprising findings BillionMinds has uncovered about what motivates many people to quit their jobs, why it often does not accomplish what people hope, and what individuals and organizations can do to improve the employee experience. Humanity Working is brought to you by BillionMinds - the company that makes employees ready fo…
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Eric Patel is the Chief Innovation Officer at BostonExO, the Co-Founder of Exponential Individuals, and a Project Co-ordinator for OpenExo. Unsurprisingly for someone with such a busy life, Eric has to work hard to optimize his day, and is what we call a Personal Effectiveness Superhero. In this episode, Eric shares how he got to this point, and hi…
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Being effective is personal, but employers can help. If they do, their employees will likely be more motivated, resilient, and adaptable. In this episode, the team explores what practical steps employers can take to help each employee start every day with motivation and end it with accomplishment. For more details on the findings discussed here go …
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the team discusses burnout and ways to stave it off Humanity Working is brought to you by BillionMinds - the company that makes employees ready for the Future of Work. BillionMinds helps companies be ready for the future of work by developing adaptable, resilient employees. You can learn more about them on LinkedIn or by visiting billionminds.com.…
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Michele Volpi is the Founder and CEO of tal & dev, a startup that helps employees steer their career in the right direction, and get matched to employers that match their skills and values. Michele talks to Paul about the highs and lows of his own diverse career, and how it has led him to focus on mentoring others, and he shares his thoughts on how…
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It's Season 2, and the long wait has been worth it. The team explains what's been going on, how their work style has changed, and what they think it means for the workforce as a whole. Humanity Working is brought to you by BillionMinds - the company that makes employees ready for the Future of Work. BillionMinds helps companies be ready for the fut…
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David Christie has had a lengthy career in life science and health technology, has deep insights in what makes teams work well and what makes a good leader. In this podcast he shares his thoughts on these issues, including fascinating insights on how failure shaped him as a leader. Humanity Working is brought to you by BillionMinds - the company th…
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Ryan joins from Tulsa, OK to discuss his journey .... Ryan is the former Chief Transformation Officer of Microsoft US. In this role, Ryan developed a deep understanding of organizational change management and operational excellence, which he now brings to BillionMinds. Ryan’s varied career within Microsoft included marketing roles for Productivity …
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Dr. Celeste Hamilton is a scientist who worked in academic health care and later in the biotech industry. During that time she began to learn meditation as a means of handling her own busy life. More recently she transitioned to creating courses and coaching executives and entrepreneurs on how to use meditation as an effective tool in their lives. …
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In this episode, Paul, Ryan & Matt are on vacation. We'll be back next week with a regular episode. Humanity Working is brought to you by BillionMinds - the company that makes employees ready for the Future of Work. BillionMinds helps companies be ready for the future of work by developing adaptable, resilient employees. You can learn more about th…
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Dr. Edward Hallowell is one of the world's leading authorities on ADHD, and the author of over 20 books that discuss the topic and how modern life is causing all of us to become more distracted. His most recent book is ADHD 2.0 - New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction - From Childhood Through Adulthood. In this podcast w…
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Paul sits down with Matt to discuss how his journey across two countries from Medical School to a tech leader inside Microsoft prepared him for his current venture in BillionMinds, and he shares why he believes that we are at a crisis point for humans and their relationship with technology. Humanity Working is brought to you by BillionMinds - the c…
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Danika Dreslin has been an HR leader in multiple large enterprises, working as an advocate to employees and a business partner to strategy leaders. She now works as an HR consultant to startups helping them define the right structures to attract and retain employees. In this episode Danika explains what drew her to Human Resources, what soft skills…
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In this episode, Paul & Ryan outline ways to navigate change effectively using the ADKAR methodology. Humanity Working is brought to you by BillionMinds - the company that makes employees ready for the Future of Work. BillionMinds helps companies be ready for the future of work by developing adaptable, resilient employees. You can learn more about …
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Nick Lore is the originator of the field of career coaching, and has guided thousands of people through career changes, from executives and artists to government officials. His work has been commended for excellence by two US Presidents. Nick is the author of a bestselling book called: The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifet…
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specialize or generalize? skills for the digital era. The world is changing so fast that the things we learn in school or college could be out of date almost before we got them. So what do you do to get and stay effective in the workplace? The team discusses what skills are necessary and what innovative ways there are to build and maintain them. Hu…
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The pandemic has caused many of us to adapt to the work from home/anywhere lifestyle. But in a post-COVID world, how many of us will go back? In this episode, the team explores what has fundamentally changed about ourselves and our workplaces, and what this means for workers and executives going forward. Humanity Working is brought to you by Billio…
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