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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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Life A.F. w/ Kay Allison

Life A.F. w/ Kay Allison

Kay Allison has been living alcohol-free since 1999. In that time, through her company Juicy A.F., she has helped hundreds of women face their struggles with alcohol and come out the other side living amazing lives. Alcohol dominates our social ...
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When Everything but the Mission Needs to Change w/ Meetup CEO David Siegel

David Siegel is the CEO of Meetup, the largest platform for finding and building local communities. He has 25 years of experience as a technology and digital media executive leading organizations through innovative product development, rapid revenue growth, and digital traffic acceleration. Prior to joining Meetup, David was CEO of Investopedia and before that, President of Seeking …

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Lessons Learned w/ Chris McMahon

For our 100th episode, we have a special guest. Chris McMahon is the owner of McMahon Ford in Norwalk, CT. He was O’Brien’s first boss, his first sales leader, and has been a lifelong mentor. He’s also O’Brien’s father. He joins the show to talk about the lessons he’s learned over his career as a salesperson, manager, …

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Think Like a Futurist w/ Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca Ryan is a noted futurist, economist, best-selling author, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of NEXT Generation Consulting through which she partners with private and public sector leaders across the country. Looking a generation ahead, she outlines strategies in urban planning, economic development, and workforce development to ensure communities are well equipped for future trends …

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The Power of Small Groups w/ Randy Haykin

Randy is a coach, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, vintner, and philanthropist who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. He coaches CEOs around the country and was a former lead coach with Vistage, where he built and led a group of 16 CEOs. In 2013, Randy founded the philanthropic venture The Gratitude Network, …

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Parental Leave Leadership w/ Amy Beacom & Sue Campbell

Dr. Amy Beacom is the Founder and CEO of the Center for Parental Leave Leadership. She and Sue Campbell, along with the rest of their team, are on a mission to improve parental leave in America by coaching companies on how best to navigate this trying time. In a time when workplaces are adapting to a more human-centered …

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Great Ideas Float to the Surface w/ Amanda Greenberg

Amanda Greenberg is the CEO and Co-Founder of Balloon, a platform that unlocks ideas, insights, and feedback by eliminating groupthink and amplifying unheard voices. Prior to founding Balloon, she served as a public health researcher in Washington, D.C., where she developed behavior change campaigns for the EPA and CDC under then-Vice President Joe Biden. Amanda is an …

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World Class Leaders w/ Andrea Petrone

Andrea Petrone is an Executive Coach, Strategic Advisor, Facilitator, and Speaker. He helps CEOs and other C-Suite leaders in the mid-market to drive growth and performance by leading change, building transformational teams, and designing winning strategies. Before launching his advisory firm, Andrea held C-suite executive roles for more than 20 yrs at the international level. He …

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Remote Done Right w/ Liam Martin

Liam Martin believes we have corrupted “work from home” and turned it into “living at work”. He wants to correct those mistakes and help companies run remote the right way. Liam is a serial entrepreneur who runs Time Doctor and Staff.com — one of the most popular time tracking and productivity software platforms in use by top brands …

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Life A.F. w/ Kay Allison

Kay Allison has been living alcohol-free since 1999. In that time, through her company Juicy A.F., she has helped hundreds of women face their struggles with alcohol and come out the other side living amazing lives. Alcohol dominates our social functions at work, from happy hours to holiday parties. For those who feel like they …

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Create Your Own Secret Society w/ Michael F. Schein

Michael F. Schein returns to the podcast to talk about his experience building a “secret society”, a term from his book The Hype Handbook: 12 Indispensable Success Secrets From the World’s Greatest Propagandists, Self-Promoters, Cult Leaders, Mischief Makers, and Boundary Breakers. Michael shares practical advice everyday people can use to build a network that works for them, …

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Harnessing Randomness & Innovation w/ Frans Johannson

Frans Johansson has inspired readers and audiences worldwide with his ideas on leadership and success, diversity, and innovation. He is the Founder and CEO of The Medici Group, an enterprise solutions firm that empowers organizations to leverage diversity and inclusion to build and sustain high-performing teams. Frans is also the author of two books – …

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We Are All Biased w/ Michele Ruiz

Michele Ruiz is an entrepreneur, award-winning broadcast journalist, author, public speaker, and former Los Angeles news anchor for KNBC-TV. She is co-founder and CEO of BiasSync, a SaaS technology company that helps organizations identify and eliminate biases in the workplace. Mentioned in this Episode: Michele Ruiz on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/micheleruiz1/ BiasSync – https://biassync.com/ Ruiz Strategies – https://www.ruizstrategies.com/ Black …

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Scaling Successfully w/ Andrew Bartlow

Andrew Bartlow leads Series B Consulting, through which he helps businesses articulate their people strategy, accelerate their growth, and navigate rapid change. Additionally, he founded the People Leader Accelerator, the preeminent development program for startup HR leaders. He is also the co-author of Scaling for Success: People Priorities for High-Growth Organizations. Andrew has 25 years of Human …

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Influencing Those Around You w/ Melina Palmer

Melina Palmer is an applied behavioral economist with a passion for helping leaders understand what behavioral economics is and how it can be applied to help the world communicate more effectively. Her award-winning podcast, Brainy Business, has downloads in over 170 countries and she teaches applied behavioral economics through the Human Behavior Lab at Texas …

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How We learn w/ Teri Hart

What do you mean learning styles aren’t real? Teri Hart is a corporate learning executive with 25+ years of experience in learning and development at top companies. She is also the author of Hardwired to Learn: Leveraging the Self-Sustaining Power of Lifelong Learning. In this conversation, Teri dispels myths about how people learn and shares practical ways individuals …

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Using AI at Work w/ Kavita Ganesan

Kavita Ganesan is the founder of Opinosis Analytics and an AI strategist, educator, and consultant. The author of A Business Case for AI, Kavita educates and advises businesses of all sizes, from Fortune 500 to small businesses, on better ways to utilize artificial intelligence in their work. Links: Kavita on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kavita-ganesan/ Kavita’s Website: https://kavita-ganesan.com/ Opinosis Analytics: https://www.opinosis-analytics.com/ Book: …

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