The Purpose at Work Podcast

The Purpose at Work Podcast

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The Purpose @ Work Podcast explores the future of work through the lens of people and purpose. Nourish the leader inside you and learn from change-makers, innovators and other heart-centered leaders about their personal stories and progressive people-first ideas that really work. Spencer Jacobson is a startup founder, speaker, student of purpose and advocate for business as a catalyst for social change. If you believe in Peter Drucker’s phrase, “culture eats strategy for breakfast”, this podcast is for you! The Purpose @ Work podcast is brought to you by Guided (www.getguided.co). Enjoy!


#36 Eric Severson - Chief People Officer at DaVita Inc. :How breakdowns lead to breakthroughs and the path of a self-aware leader
Aug 5, 2019 • 58 min
Eric Severson is a 25-year HR veteran known for building leading edge, evidence based systems to manage talent and drive organizational performance. He is currently Chief People Officer for DaVita Kidney Care, a Fortune 200 health care organization with…
#35 Dan Sommer - CEO and Founder at Trilogy Education: The Masterclass in Leadership that Scales
Jul 29, 2019 • 49 min
Dan Sommer is the CEO and founder of leading workforce accelerator Trilogy Education. Since launching in 2015, Trilogy Education has partnered with over 45 of the world’s top universities to train over 10,000 working adults with the tech skills to thrive…
#34 Christy Phillips - Chief Talent Officer at WillowTree: Recruiting the best talent outside of the tech bubbles
Jul 24, 2019 • 42 min
Christy is the Chief Talent Officer at WillowTree, a digital innovation agency. Christy has helped WillowTree grow from 30 to 300+ team members over the last several years. You can learn more about Christy and WillwTree at www.willowtreeapps.com or on…
#33 Zach Mercurio - Purposeful Leadership and Meaningful Work Strategist: How purpose will transform your life, business and leadership
Jul 22, 2019 • 47 min
Zach Mercurio is a purpose and meaningful work researcher, strategist, and is the bestselling author of “The Invisible Leader: Transform Your Life, Work, and Organization with the Power of Authentic Purpose.” You can learn more about Zach by visiting…
#32 Sara Patterson - VP HR & Head of Talent Management Digital Consumer Brands Walmart eCommerce: Building a truly inclusive culture in a scaling company
Jul 18, 2019 • 39 min
Sara Patterson is the Sara Patterson is the Vice President and Head of Talent Management for Digitally Native Vertical Brands at Walmart eCommerce where she brings an innovative leadership style to deliver initiatives that have soul. You can learn more…
#31 Ellen Leanse: Chief People Officer at Lucidworks: Integrating science, wisdom and spirit to hack happiness and lead effectively
Jul 16, 2019 • 49 min
Ellen Petry Leanse is a Silicon Valley veteran and digital pioneer who now applies hard-earned lessons from decades at companies like Apple and Google, as an entrepreneur, and as a Stanford instructor, to shaping a breakthrough workplace culture at…
#30 Adriana Bokel Herde - CPO at Pegasystems: Resilience, Adventure and Leadership
May 15, 2019 • 39 min
Recognized as an innovative, high-performing leader with the ability to architect and drive business and organization strategy. Adriana has a deep expertise in transforming employee and candidate experience by using enabling technology to drive…
#29 Rick Acampora - COO @Wavemaker: Winning Together
May 13, 2019 • 36 min
Rick Acampora is the COO for Wavemaker where he focus is on people and coaching for growth. You can learn more about Rick by connecting with him on LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rick-acampora-998b1451/ This episode is brought to you by Guided.…
#28 John Davisi - VP People Operations & Mindfulness at @ BuzzFeed: Bringing Mindfulness to the Workplace
May 10, 2019 • 54 min
John is a mindfulness coach and speaker. He’s currently also the VP of People Operations & Mindfulness at BuzzFeed. You can learn more about John by visiting his website: johndavisi.com This episode is brought to you by Guided. Guided helps leaders…
#27 Erik Kostelnik - Founder & CEO @ TextRecruit: Success is a Math Problem
May 1, 2019 • 35 min
Erik is an award winning entrepreneur, sales leader and advisor that has built and managed multiple technology companies that have led to hyper revenue growth, major capital investments and acquisition. You can learn more about Erik by following him on…
#26 Rebecca Weaver - Co-founder @HR Uprise: Transforming HR from the Inside Out
Apr 16, 2019 • 48 min
Rebecca Weaver is the co-founder of HRuprise, a fast-growing social movement and global community aimed at inspiring meaningful change within HR. She is also the Head of People + Culture at Rational Interaction, Seattle’s largest independent creative…
#25 Kiran Smith - CEO @Arnold: How the Best Leaders Create Support Systems
Mar 27, 2019 • 36 min
Kiran Smith is a former CMO and brand marketer who recently joined the agency world as CEO at Arnold based in Boston. She brings her diverse range of experience within marketing and consulting to her new role on the agency side to help a write a new…
#24 Claude Silver - Chief Heart Officer @VaynerMedia: The Courage to Follow Your Own Path and Bringing Humanity Back to the Workplace
Mar 25, 2019 • 34 min
As VaynerMedia’s first ever Chief Heart Officer, Claude Silver unlocks employees’ full potential by forging human-to-human connections, creating cultures of belonging, empowers teams to be purpose-driven, efficient, and strong, and infuses the agency with…
#23 Kevin Gaugush - Senior Vice President, Human Resources @ Clean Harbors: How AI Will Change the Future of Education
Mar 22, 2019 • 39 min
Kevin Gaugush helps companies increase employee capability, ensure they have enough capacity, and create the culture that allows people to perform at the highest level. You can learn more about Kevin on LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevingaugush/…
#22 Lorna Hagen - Chief People Officer @Namely: What it takes to scale a startup from an HR perspective
Mar 20, 2019 • 42 min
Lorna Hagen is a Human Resources executive with over 15 years of experience in delivering innovative employee experiences and people solutions to drive business strategy and shareholder value. A demonstrated HR business partner, she has a proven track…
#21 Joan Burke - Chief People Officer @DocuSign: Diversity, Inclusion and the Gift of Feedback
Mar 18, 2019 • 45 min
Joan Burke is the Chief People Officer at DocuSign where she leads the company’s global human resource function – including talent acquisition, onboarding, learning and development, performance management, total rewards, HR information systems, employee…
#20 Brian Freeman - Founder/CEO @Heartbeat: The Power of Emotional Resilience
Mar 15, 2019 • 36 min
Brian Freeman is the founder & CEO of Heartbeat where we enable brands to run the largest nano-influencer campaigns in the world as well as give brands the ability to personalize their experience for their fans and consumers. You can learn more about…
#19 Craig Powell - CEO @Motus: Creating Winning Cultures and Fostering Alignment
Mar 14, 2019 • 41 min
Craig is the CEO of Motus where he leads companies to become authorities in their industries. As a leader, he has created a solid culture dedicated to the principles of transparency, communication and individual responsibility. You can learn more about…
#18 Aaron Masih - Vice President @ActionIQ: Love vs. Fear and Faith-Based Leadership
Mar 11, 2019 • 43 min
Aaron has the privilege of bringing ActionIQ’s revolutionary platform directly to marketers at major consumer brands across the country. He specializes in driving strong results in sales and customer success, with additional strengths in business…
#17 Bill Ball - Director of Learning & Development @DISYS: Shifting From Manager to Leader and The Coaching Approach
Mar 8, 2019 • 46 min
Bill found his passion for enablement through selling, managing and developing sellers, their managers, and client relationships. Bill plays a strategic role not only in role-based development, but how people, systems and departments can positively impact…
#16 Phil Burgess - CPO @C-Space: Selling Books Door to Door Will Make You A Better Person
Jan 24, 2019 • 30 min
Phil looks after people, culture and operations for customer agency, C Space - a 500 person global agency. Previously, he was Joint MD of C Space London. C Space’s mission is to make business more human, by building customers into the ways companies work…
#15 Lee Burbage - Chief People Officer @Motley Fool: How Being Crazy Builds Great Culture
Jan 22, 2019 • 38 min
Lee heads up the People Team at The Motley Fool - a global multi-media financial-services company with over 400 employees that is dedicated to building the world’s greatest investment community. They are passionate about individuals loving their jobs and…
#14 James Orsini - COO @VaynerMedia: Working with Gary V + What it Takes to be CEO of a Public Co
Jan 13, 2019 • 31 min
James Orsini is Chief Operating Officer for VaynerMedia a digital agency with social at its core. Working alongside founder and CEO Gary Vaynerchuk James helps manage the agency for success. You can learn more about James and follow him here:…
#13 Dena Upton - VP of People @ Drift: Distance Running & People Leadership
Dec 24, 2018 • 32 min
Dena Upton is the VP People at Drift, where they are changing the way businesses buy from businesses. Drift has a very unique and successful culture built on three things: 1. We put the customer at the center of everything we do. 2. We want people to do…
#12 Joy Sybesma - Chief People Officer @Kargo: Courageous Leadership
Dec 21, 2018 • 43 min
Joy Sybesma is the Chief People & Culture Officer at Kargo, and also is the Co-founder of P5 Collaborative Consulting which helps businesses achieve radical business success through the disruption of their people leadership. You can learn more about Joy…
#11 Wes Kubik - Chief People Officer @MMGY: The Gift of Feedback
Dec 19, 2018 • 34 min
Wes Kubik is Chief HR Officer of MMGY Global, a global integrated marketing & PR firm. Wes leverages a positive, yet direct, leadership approach aimed at helping work teams be better than they were yesterday. You can learn more about Wes and get in touch…
#10 Nurit Shiber - Chief People Officer @ Sisense: Impact Focused People Operations
Dec 17, 2018 • 22 min
Nurit Shiber is an Organizational Psychologist, and a Chief People Officer in a hyper growth tech company with many years of experience in executive coaching and scaling of people functions globally . Nurit is passionate about helping people to increase…
#9 Jeff Belanger - VP of People Operations at Buildium: Building Real Leaders
Dec 14, 2018 • 47 min
Jeff Belanger is the VP of People Operations at Buildium - a SaaS platform serving property managers globally. Jeff has been a CHRO and VP of Talent at organizations like Pandora. He is passionate about create communities of belonging in the workplace and…
#8 Dennis Mortensen - Founder & CEO of x.ai: Stop Wasting Time Managing Your Calendar
Dec 12, 2018 • 41 min
Dennis Mortensen is the Founder and CEO of x.ai which makes market leading AI scheduling software for busy professionals. You can learn more about Dennis and get in touch with him here: @DennisMortensen, [email protected] This episode is brought to you by…
#7 Amy Zimmerman - Head of People @ Kabbage: Stop Following the Rules
Dec 6, 2018 • 25 min
Since Kabbage’s early days, Amy has played a critical role in building its stellar team. With a passion for helping small technology businesses, she collaborated with the co-founders to create an exciting environment that defines Kabbage’s signature…
#6 Dr. Eli Bendet-Taicher - Head of L&D @ Outbrain: From Israel to Academia to High Tech Learning
Dec 4, 2018 • 41 min
Dr. Eli Bendet-Taicher brings his unique background to elevate learning & development to the top of today’s organizational priorities. With more than 15 years in both technical and educational leading positions in the high-tech industry, academic…
#5 Colin Mansell - CEO of RED Academy: The Future of Education is Better Than You Think
Nov 30, 2018 • 33 min
Colin Mansell is a serial entrepreneur and is currently the Founder and CEO of RED Academy. RED is a leading Design and Tech school with campuses in Canada and the UK where students learn by doing, working on real projects with startups and charities, and…
#4 Christina Luconi - Chief People Officer at Rapid7: Hyper-growth and Scaling Culture
Nov 28, 2018 • 35 min
Christina Luconi has been focused on architecting and scaling culture her entire career…and believes the ability to do this well is the secret sauce for any successful company. You can learn more about Christina and her work here: @peopleinnovator or…
#3 CK Lin - Head of Culture at VideoAmp
Oct 31, 2018 • 33 min
CK Lin is the Head of Culture & Growth at VideoAmp, where he helps create the best environment conducive for employees’ success and fulfillment. You can learn more about CK and his work here: www.noblewarrior.com This episode is brought to you by Guided.…
#2 Olof Mathé - Co-founder & CEO of Mixmax
Oct 31, 2018 • 30 min
Olof Mathé is the co-founder and CEO of Mixmax, the communications platform for people in sales, success and recruiting, that helps them sell, succeed and hire better. You can learn more about Olof and his work @mixmax or @olofster on twitter. This…
#1 Brandon Evans - Founder, CEO & Master of the 5-star Glassdoor Review
Oct 26, 2018 • 24 min
Brandon Evans built two tech startups in NYC - Crowdtap (Founding CEO) & MRY (Lead Partner) - both won Crain’s Top 3 Places to work and had 5-star Glassdoor reviews at the time of his departure. Currently, he is the co-founder and CEO of 1heart. 1heart is…