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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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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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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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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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Warrior Rising

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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