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People Business is a weekly podcast exploring human nature in the workplace. Every business is in some way a "people business" and it's often how we manage these dynamics that leads to long-term success or failure.

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Remote First w/ Iwo Szapar

Remote First w/ Iwo Szapar

Iwo Szapar is the Co-founder and CEO of Remote-how, the world's leading marketplace with remote & hybrid work experts. Since 2017, he has advised 600+ companies (including Walmart, ING Bank, and Microsoft) to help them optimize their distributed workforce. As ...
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Jim Sharpe on Leading a New Team

Jim Sharpe joined Aventri as CEO in January 2020 and is focused on leading the global Aventri team as it executes on its vision to help the world Connect Better. Throughout his career, Jim has led high-performing teams in private equity-backed tech-enabled businesses. Prior to Aventri, Jim was Managing Director and GM of Gerson Lehrman Group’s (GLG) largest and …

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Tommy Choi on Culture, Service, & Gratitude

Tommy Choi co-founded the Weinberg Choi Residential team in 2007 with his business partner Josh Weinberg. They celebrated the opening of their own Keller Williams brokerage in January of 2017. The Weinberg Choi Residential team has sold over 1,000 properties, and over $470 million dollars in sales volume. They are consistently ranked in the top 10 real estate …

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Erin Diehl on Improv as a Development Tool

Erin Diehl is the Founder and CEO of improve it!, a training and development company leveraging improvisational (“improv”) techniques to improve employees’ soft skills in corporate settings. Erin has trained and performed with some of the top improv programs in Chicago, places like The Second City, i.O. Theater and The Annoyance Theatre and uses the skills she …

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Cindi Carlson on Layoffs & Job Seekers

This episode covers both sides of downsizing, including tips for employers needing to lower their headcount and individuals who find themselves in need of a new position. Cindi Carlson is a Senior Vice President for Challenger, Gray & Christmas where she is responsible for developing, delivering, and implementing outplacement consulting, job training, and executive coaching. She has successfully managed …

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Aaron Levy on Leading in Tough Times

Aaron Levy sees a future where work doesn’t suck – where work is both challenging and fulfilling, where your manager is your coach – where she is the person who helps unlock your full potential. Aaron founded, Raise The Bar and wrote the best-selling book Open, Honest, and Direct: A Guide to Unlocking Your Team’s Potential to create this future …

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Remote First w/ Iwo Szapar

Iwo Szapar is the Co-founder and CEO of Remote-how, the world’s leading marketplace with remote & hybrid work experts. Since 2017, he has advised 600+ companies (including Walmart, ING Bank, and Microsoft) to help them optimize their distributed workforce. As a remote work expert, he co-created “Remote-how Academy,” – the world’s first certification program for …

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Bonus Episode: Warrior Rising

In this special episode, Andy Riise returns to the podcast joined by retired Navy SEAL Jon Macaskill and retired Green Beret Jason Van Camp. Andy (Army) and Jon (Navy) are competing in a half ironman to raise awareness (and money) for Warrior Rising, a nonprofit helping veterans become entrepreneurs. The military-to-civilian transition can be tough and Warrior Rising is arming those …

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Get Your Mind Right w/ Kevin Bailey

Kevin Bailey is the founder and CEO of Dreamfuel, a company that helps high-performers and their teams get the mental edge they need to exceed their goals and fuel the long game. Time Codes: (1:50) – What is the Dream Fuel origin story? (5:18) – How do you define mindset? (6:38) – What’s the difference between emotions …

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Life’s a Stage w/ Billie Shepard

Billie Shepard has been a professional actor and coach for over forty years. Through Billie Shepard & Associates, she leverages her acting experience and unique training methods to transform corporate speakers into influential leaders. This includes both in-person and virtual presentation skills, both of which are crucial in today’s business environment. She presents her methods in …

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Building Strong Communities w/ Sam Jacobs

Sam Jacobs is the Founder and CEO of Pavilion, the premier community and career development platform for high-growth leaders and their teams in every function. He is also the author of Kind Folks Finish First: The Considerate Path to Success in Business and Life. This episode is all about community and how to build one so that everyone in …

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Reach Your Peak w/ Bryan Gillette

Bryan Gillette is a former Silicon Valley human resource executive, founder of his own leadership consulting business, and amateur ultra-endurance athlete. He has ridden his bike across the United States and run 205 miles around Lake Tahoe. After interviewing 100 leaders on how they reach their peak and from his own experience in both roles, he …

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Training First Time Leaders w/ Emily Tsitrian

Emily Tsitrian is the author of Make Me the Boss: Surviving as a Millennial Manager in the Corporate World and coach to new managers experiencing the pressures of leadership for the first time. Mentioned in this Episode: Emily’s Manager.Flow Podcast Emily on LinkedIn Extreme Ownership By Jocko Willink The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink Saving Private Ryan: …

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Finding Your Power & Overcoming Exclusion w/ Francine Parham

Francine Parham is a career expert focused on female leadership and the advancement of women and women of color into positions of leadership and authority in the workplace. Having spent two decades in the corporate sector advancing to the position of global vice president in two Fortune 500 companies (General Electric and Johnson & Johnson), Francine …

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