People-Powered Solutions

People-Powered Solutions

At this very moment, 1 in 4 of your current employees are looking for work outside your company. Our show provides expert tips, tricks and solutions to help you create the workplace culture that attracts and keeps the talent you need to thrive! We want to help you create that "unicorn" employee experience that will have people lining up to work for you and that will lead to happy, motivated and productive employees!

Episodes

May 21, 2024 41 mins

In this episode, Lori interviews Greg Summer, COO of Oddball, a government contractor, discussing the vital role of culture in a growing company. Greg emphasizes hiring for culture fit, conducting culture interviews, and effective onboarding processes. He highlights using Slack, implementing Bonusly for peer recognition, and providing professional development. Greg stresses the significance of continuous feedba...

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In this episode of the People Powered Podcast, Lori interviews Dean van Zyl, the CEO and founder of National Adhesives. They discuss the importance of creating a thriving workplace culture and share strategies for building an engaged and productive team. Dean emphasizes the value of treating employees well and hiring for cultural fit. He also highlights the benefits of remote work, unlimited leave, and flexible...

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In this episode, Trevor Muir recounts Surepoint's journey from a small team of 10 farm kids to a $92 million company with 250+ employees. Facing cultural disintegration as it grew, Trevor considered leaving. In 2013, he became CEO despite financial challenges. Through crises like the 2015 industry downturn and 2020 pandemic, he rallied the team, sought support, and navigated challenges. During the pandemic, fac...

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In this episode, Trevor Muir shares his personal story of struggle and transformation. He grew up in a small farming community and went on to co-found SurePoint, a successful company. However, despite his outward success, Trevor found himself feeling empty and unhappy. He reached a breaking point and sought help from a therapist. Through this process, Trevor learned the importance of prioritizing self-care and ...

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In this episode, Lori-Ann highlights the tools that her team has built to help achieve their mission of creating happier and more productive workplaces. She introduces the Happiness Factor Culture Check, a tool that allows leaders to assess the health of their workplace culture. She also discusses the People Powered Portal, a resource library that provides insights and action plans for improving workplace culture. Additionally, she...

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This week, we're revisiting an episode with our very own Sarah Medeiros, a seasoned HR strategist with over 7 years of experience. Sarah is known for her commitment to supporting diverse teams and shaping dynamic HR strategies. She excels in creating comprehensive HR frameworks that simplify complex information and optimize learning. In our conversation, we'll delve into her expertise, covering topics such as o...

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In this episode, Lori interviews Hanns-Christian Mahler, CEO of ten23 Health, about their unique approach to organizational culture. They discuss the importance of trust, autonomy, and creating a psychologically safe environment. Hanns-Christian shares insights from the Loop Approach and how it has shaped their organization's structure and decision-making processes. They also emphasize the need to question the ...

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In this episode, Lori interviews Jim Kaldem from the Nelson Miller Group, covering leadership, post-acquisition integration, and sales process optimization. Jim shares insights on transitioning to influential management, blending cultures post-acquisition, and aligning work with individual strengths. He emphasizes the importance of profitability versus reaching full potential, starting with people in process im...

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In this episode, Lori chats with Joshua Skeens, CEO of Logically, a cybersecurity and IT solutions company. They cover topics like toxic workplace cultures, the importance of fostering a positive family-like environment at work and navigating transitions and acquisitions. Joshua shares his leadership approach and practical tips for effective leadership, including self-awareness and showing appreciation. They al...

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In this episode, Lori reflects on the achievements of 2023 and shares exciting news about upcoming projects. She discusses the growth of her team and their mission to improve workplace cultures. Lori elaborates on her experience writing her book and launching the podcast, aimed at educating people on employee needs and workplace culture. She then explains the pivot to showcase companies with great cultures and ...

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In this episode, Lori interviews Arshad Hisham from inGen Dynamics, a company focused on robotics and AI. They discuss the importance of culture in attracting and retaining talent, with inGen Dynamics' five pillars serving as the secret sauce for their success. These pillars include zero tolerance for corporate bloat, being mission-driven with a product-first mindset, zero tolerance for office politics, moving ...

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In this episode, we discuss everything about effective leadership with Kinetic Systems' Director, Harry Reynolds. Discover the essence of great leadership beyond titles as we unravel the subtle yet powerful qualities that make a leader exceptional. Whether you have a formal leadership role or not, there's something valuable for everyone in this conversation. Join us for insights, anecdotes, and practical tips t...

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January 30, 2024 33 mins

In this episode, we discuss the importance of embracing conflict resolution and utilizing mediation. Mandi Clay, our seasoned guest and expert mediator, guides us through the nuances of mediation, sharing key insights and practical wisdom. Join us as we navigate the complexities of human behavior and interpersonal dynamics for effective conflict resolution. Tune in for a concise yet enlightening exploration of the tran...

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In this episode, Lori-Ann interviews Delores Druilhet Morton, the CEO of Step Up, a non-profit organization focused on mentorship. They discuss the power of mentorship in empowering the next generation of workers and creating a culture of support and growth within organizations. Delores explains the concept of flash mentoring, which involves one-time powerful conversations that can have a transformative impact. They al...

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In this episode, we dive into the art of effective communication and conflict resolution with Hesha Abrams, a seasoned lawyer, mediator, and author.

Join us as we explore practical strategies, behavioral insights, and nuanced approaches that can transform your interactions, whether at home, or in the workplace. From understanding human behavior to tailoring communication for diverse personalities, this dis...

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In this episode, Lori interviews Sonya Engle, the Chief Operating Officer of Sonora Quest Laboratories, about the company's approach to improving the employee experience and creating a thriving workplace culture. Sonya shares her journey to Sonora Quest and highlights the importance of recognizing and developing talent within the organization. She emphasizes the need to create a sense of family and belonging in the wor...

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December 19, 2023 42 mins

In this episode, Amy Rodgers, Chief HR Officer at PPCFlex, highlights the key to successful leadership: prioritizing self-care and championing wellness. She stresses the importance of consistently reinforcing company values to build a supportive culture. Amy shares insights on customizing recognition programs, advocating for peer-to-peer acknowledgment, and integrating well-being practices into workplace cultur...

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Meet Victoria, a trailblazing Corporate Executive, #1 bestselling author, and acclaimed public speaker. Dubbed the "Turn Around Queen" and "CEO Whisperer," her career spans over 20 years of reshaping mindsets and driving growth in business, leadership, and culture.

From COO at 24 to CEO at 41, Victoria's journey defies convention. Recognized globally for her impact, she's a catalyst for cha...

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In this episode, we delve into the captivating world of metaphors, nature's wisdom, and creative problem-solving with Alison, a dynamic speaker, coach, podcaster, and author.

Alison's fascination with patterns traces back to her university days, where she delved into behavioral patterns shaping specific outcomes. With over 15 years of experience in Procurement, she embarked on a mission in ...

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Join us this week as we relaunch out episode with Simmer Singh, a seasoned HR professional with over 20 years of expertise in the People Development and Talent Management space. She has worked with organizations like Pinterest, Vodafone, VMware and American Express.  In this episode we chat about diversity, equity and inclusion. Specifically how important it is to have a robust DEI strategy and offer a highly inclusive workplace to...

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