WorkLife at Home

WorkLife at Home
New to working from home? Managing a distributed team? Home-schooling your kids while trying to get something — anything — done? You’ve come to the right place. Join newbies and experts as we explore the tools, tips and techniques that will help you make the most of this new way of working. Welcome home.

Mike Moses — Pastor
Sep 20 • 59 min
Working from home during a pandemic isolates you from your friends, your family and your community. If you’re a spiritual leader, how do you keep your flock thriving? Mike Moses is founder and lead pastor of Lake Forest Church, a self-described rock ’n…
Nikki Lee — Psychotherapist
Aug 17 • 55 min
Working from home can be a welcome change, but it can also be hard on the psyche. In this episode, mental health expert Nikki Lee offers insights and recommendations for those of us who may be feeling isolated, stuck, frustrated or simply bored out of our…
Linda Greenberg — Education Foundation director
Aug 10 • 43 min
Remote learning? Budget cuts? How are our schools coping? Linda Greenberg lives at the nexus of parents, teachers and administrators. As head of the Santa Monica Education Foundation, she hears both the complaints and the solutions — while her nonprofit…
Andrew Stachler - Advertising Exec / Strategist
Jul 3 • 38 min
Love movies? Me, too. And you’ve probably seen the campaigns that promote them during Oscar season. Which means you’ve seen Andrew Stachler’s work. High pressure creativity. Near-instant turnaround. Teams in the U.S. Manila and Buenos Aires. How can they…
Ron Blitzer — Serial Entrepreneur / Philanthropist
Jun 28 • 38 min
What happens when disaster strikes your community and the local workers lose their jobs? If you’re one of my oldest friends, Ron Blitzer, you roll up your sleeves and raise $180,000 in 5 days. From home, of course. Find out how this serial entrepreneur…
Seth Silver — Social Media Guru / Creative Consultant
Jun 19 • 48 min
One of the most successful social media content studios in the country is run by Seth Sliver from his home high in the mountains above Los Angeles. Social Control is the go-to social content resource for some of the nation’s biggest ad agencies, getting…
Erika Abrams — Visual Effects Executive
Jun 10 • 57 min
How do you run a 300-person team from your desk at home? And how does that team manage to function during this crazy time? Erika Abrams, lately of Encore VFX, has some answers. Her take on the weirdness of Zoom meetings, the need for empathy coupled with…
Adam Berns — Online learning systems
May 16 • 37 min
How do you sell learning systems on four continents while managing a remote team — all from home? Adam and I discuss that and more in a deep dive into online education, home schooling, coping with time differences and learning from video games. Find out…
David Mayes - Teacher and Sales Rep
May 9 • 29 min
How do you teach a hands-on university class from home? Especially when you’re a self-professed “ink and paper” guy? David Mayes shares the trials and tribulations of a sudden transition, all while holding down his day job as a printing rep from his home…
Paul Small - Realtor and Former Ad Exec
May 4 • 41 min
What happens to open houses when everyone’s locked down? Paul Small talks with us about social media, video walking tours, the 5 AM Club and the value of finding the One Thing. Then we contemplate the roles of artists and agents in enriching the world.…
Patrice Varni - From Corporate Exec to Entrepreneur
May 1 • 32 min
Patrice Varni shares her workout obsession, her working setup, her love of teams and her enviable quarantine by the lake. All in service of her transition from corporate exec to home-based entrepreneur.
Patrick Fredrickson - Designer and AIGA/LA President
Apr 29 • 31 min
Patrick Fredrickson talks with us about managing a creative team — while managing to home-school his 9-year old son. We discuss the post-virus future, maintaining professionalism, and the value of boredom.
Gabriel Freeman - UX Researcher
Apr 24 • 36 min
Gabe Freeman is a 26-year-old User Experience Researcher who started at Facebook late last year, after having worked in a conventional office at a B2B software company. All was well. But now he has to work from home, along with three roommates! We talk…
What’s WorkLife at Home?
Apr 23 • 1 min
Wondering what WorkLife at Home is all about? Here’s a quick answer. And you can subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.