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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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Think Like a Futurist w/ Rebecca Ryan

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 ...
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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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Data Driven DEI w/ Laura McGee

Laura McGee is the founder and CEO of Diversio, a people analytics company that uses artificial intelligence to help organizations become more inclusive. With offices in Toronto, New York, and London, Diversio was recognized by Fast Company as a “World Changing Idea: Data and AI” in 2021. Prior to Diversio, Laura was a consultant at McKinsey & …

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Be Your Own Hype Man w/ Michael F. Schein

Michael F. Schein is the Head Hype Man at MicroFame Media, a company that specializes in making consultants and coaches famous in their fields. His writing has appeared in Fortune, Forbes, Inc., Psychology Today, and Huffington Post, and he is a speaker for international audiences spanning from the northeastern United States to the southeastern coast of China. …

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Building Brand Loyalty w/ Skot Waldron

Skot Waldron helps businesses and business leaders market and communicate with their internal customers; their employees. With 20+ years in brand development, Skot has turned his focus from external to internal as he applies the lessons of great branding to the employee experience. He has worked with large companies like Royal Caribbean, The Coca Cola Company, …

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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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