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On creating a better workplace: Aaron Levy | Founder & CEO, Raise The Bar

On creating a better workplace: Aaron Levy | Founder & CEO, Raise The Bar

October 14, 2021

As Raise The Bar celebrates its 5th anniversary, the tables are turned. Founder and CEO Aaron Levy is interviewed by RTB's Head of Marketing and talks about his WHY, the evolution of their science-backed training methodology, and his role in helping create the future of a better workplace.

RTB Coaches‘ Corner | Kimberly Flood

RTB Coaches‘ Corner | Kimberly Flood

October 4, 2021

Raise The Bar Coach Kimberly Flood, a transformational coach and organizational development consultant with nearly two decades of Fortune 500 work experience, talks about how to build resilience in yourself and in your team. 

RTB Coaches’ Corner | Natalie Guillen

RTB Coaches’ Corner | Natalie Guillen

August 25, 2021

Welcome to the Raise The Bar Coaches’ Corner, a new feature where our Head of Marketing interviews our coaches to gain tips, insights and strategies. In this episode, Natalie Guillen talks about the messiness of learning new skills and why leaders need a support system. Natalie is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach thru The Co-Active Training Institute, with over 15 years of experience working with some of the biggest brands including Google, PayPal, and Wells Fargo, helping companies define their strategic goals and aligning teams to achieve them.

On disrupting and being disrupted: Dr. Ari Levy | Founder & CEO, SHIFT (Life)

On disrupting and being disrupted: Dr. Ari Levy | Founder & CEO, SHIFT (Life)

July 22, 2021

Dr. Ari Levy, Founder & CEO of an organization that is disrupting the traditional healthcare system, is a Doctor and MBA, a Crain’s 40 under 40 honoree, a personal mentor, friend and my brother. Ari has been laser focused on working to fix a broken healthcare system and now in his second business, SHIFT (Life), he has made strides in developing a model for just that. In today’s episode, Ari talks to us about the SHIFT model and how he’s been able to grow his business and team despite the pandemic.

Re-imagining our institutions: Dorie Blesoff | Former Chief People Officer & Talent Advisor, Relativity

Re-imagining our institutions: Dorie Blesoff | Former Chief People Officer & Talent Advisor, Relativity

June 3, 2021

Dorie Blesoff, the former Chief People Officer and Talent Advisor at Relativity, joined Relativity when they had 200 people and helped the company grow and evolve to where they are today at around 1,200 employees around the world. Dorie is also Adjunct Faculty at Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy, a role she’s been in for over 20 years. Dorie is deeply passionate and incredibly knowledgeable about the future of work, social and racial justice, and its role in our development as people and a society.

Building a diverse and inclusive workplace: Shaniqua Davis | Founder & CEO, Noirefy

Building a diverse and inclusive workplace: Shaniqua Davis | Founder & CEO, Noirefy

May 10, 2021

In this episode, Shaniqua Davis, the Founder & CEO of Noirefy, a diversity advancement platform that connects diverse professionals with high growth companies, discusses how Noirefy was born out of her own encounters with bias during a job search. Shaniqua talks about how they consult with companies to build out structures to help tear down the barriers to a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

Designing the employee experience: Elles Skony | Head of People, XSELL Technologies

Designing the employee experience: Elles Skony | Head of People, XSELL Technologies

April 2, 2021

Elles Skony was recently brought on as the Head of People at XSELL Technologies, a fast growing company that uses Artificial Intelligence to transform the way businesses interact with their customers. In this episode, Elles discusses her process for building her people department and walks us through her three pronged action plan. 

Hiring for will: Monica Royer | Founder & CEO, Monica + Andy

Hiring for will: Monica Royer | Founder & CEO, Monica + Andy

February 27, 2021

In this episode, Monica Royer, the founder and CEO of Monica + Andy – a company that provides organic essentials for kids and babies, along with kids’ classes and events for new and expecting parents in their Guideshops around the country and virtually, talks about how she and her team pivoted their business successfully during the COVID pandemic. Monica believes it’s key to hire the right people and embrace a humans-first culture in order to meet the challenges. Monica also talks about her personal mission to empower other female entrepreneurs and young girls to reach their potential through The Monica + Andy Girls Foundation.

 

Why psychological safety matters: Dr. Amy Edmondson | Novartis Professor of Leadership, Harvard Business School

Why psychological safety matters: Dr. Amy Edmondson | Novartis Professor of Leadership, Harvard Business School

January 11, 2021

In our very first live podcast, Dr. Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School and foremost expert on Psychological Safety, talks about why trust, candor and psychological safety are integral for a high performance team and culture, and why this concept is gaining such momentum as a key component in the future of work.

Build trust with your team: Peter Lynch | Head of People & Culture, Cardinal Group Companies

Build trust with your team: Peter Lynch | Head of People & Culture, Cardinal Group Companies

November 30, 2020

Peter Lynch, a noted Fortune 500 executive, TEDx Speaker, and performance coach, joined Cardinal Group Companies as the Head of People & Culture to help them build a culture that embodies the future of work. Peter talks about the first two steps to take when leading a new team and highlights the importance of owning your own weaknesses as a way to be a more powerful leader.

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