Culture Secrets

Culture Secrets

Culture is what causes things to happen inside an organization - both good and bad. It's the heart and guts of a company and it is what determines is they are successful or not. Join author, speaker and culture expert Chellie Phillips as she delves into what makes people-centered cultures in the workplace unique. She packs each episode with ideas, strategies and real-world learning to help you build workplaces where both employees and companies thrive.


July 25, 2023 10 mins

Welcome to another empowering episode of the Culture Secret podcast! In this thought-provoking edition, we dive deep into the heart of workplace culture, shining a spotlight on a fundamental aspect that holds the key to success: accountability.

Join me as we uncover the transformative power of accountability in cultivating a thriving workplace environment. From small startups to large corporations, fostering a culture of r...

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Valuing you employees and demonstrating leadership are two key components to building a strong people centered culture in the workplace. There’s been a lot of talk about how not to treat your employees thanks to reports detailing President Biden's fits of anger and profanity laced tirades after earlier announcing he would “fire on the spot” anyone who treated staffers with disrespect. 

The  point is it doesn’t matter if you are...

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In this episode of the Culture Secrets Podcast, host Chellie Phillips explores the connection between independence and workplace culture. She highlights the importance of allowing employees to have independence and decision-making abilities, as it demonstrates trust and values their uniqueness. Phillips presents seven reasons why fostering employee independence is beneficial for culture building:

1. Increased Employee Enga...

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Joining me on this episode of the Culture Secrets podcast is Jennifer McClure. She has experience in various HR roles, including leadership and executive positions. She also spent about four years in executive search. Since 2010, she has had her own business as a professional speaker, focusing on people strategies and talent acquisition.

In the current landscape, talent is scarce, and people are changing jobs more frequent...

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Join host Chellie Phillips in this episode of Culture Secrets as she explores the pivotal role of internal communications in fostering a thriving workplace culture. Discover the significance of transparent leadership, psychological safety, employee engagement, and effective collaboration. Gain valuable insights into creating a value culture through a multifaceted approach to internal communications. Don't miss this episode to ...

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Are you an entrepreneur or business owner looking to craft a culture for your employees? In this episode of the Culture Secrets Podcast, I chat with Steven Carse about how to turn your vision into a meaningful culture that doesn't get lost in the hustle. We discuss elements such as creating measurable goals and providing opportunities for meaningful connections. Tune in now and learn more about building a value culture at work...

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On this episode, I talk culture with Jana Adams. She's the executive director of Touchstone Energy. She says culture is at the top of mind of today's cooperative CEOs. I've worked in the co-op world for over 25 years and happen to believe that co-ops are uniquely positioned to create great cultures and use that to attract some of the best and brightest of this next generation entering the workplace. 

Few tak...

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In this episode, you'll meet Mark Allred. He's the Director of Talent Development and Growth for Reveal Global Intelligence and oversees all aspects of the Reveal Talent Community which provides coaching and career support for professionals. He's also the host of the Career PROgression Podcast ( 

Want to make sure recruiters can't coax your best employees away? Check...

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Welcome to the latest episode of my podcast, where we dive deep into the nitty-gritty of workplace culture with the one and only Richard Sheridan! He's the co-founder and CEO of Menlo Innovations, a software company that's famous for its unique and quirky approach to work culture. If you've ever wondered how to make your workplace more productive, fun, and downright delightful, you won't want to miss this episod...

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I'm excited to introduce you to Garry Ridge. Garry has 25 years of experience as the Chairman and CEO of WD 40 company. Garry's philosophy on company culture is based on Aristotle's quote, pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. turning that into action. He believes that all leaders can create a workplace where you go to work each day, contribute to something bigger than yourself, learn something new, feel s...

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Tom Keesling is the Chief Marketing Officer for CUE Streaming and the international president of CUE International. CUE stands for communication unites everyone. I love that! Many of you know my background is in journalism and PR, so communication is a big deal to me. It's also an important feature in building a strong people-centered culture in the workplace. The company provides around 5000 channels, and is the largest strea...

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April 8, 2023 8 mins

Gallup is the go to for research, especially when it comes to all things workplace. However, I think they got their latest message wrong. At least partly. I do agree that culture is one of the biggest leadership issue of our time. I don't believe that the workplace as we know it is dead. I think it's a great time to focus on creating a culture where employees feel valued and feel like they belong. When we do that, we&apos...

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In this episode,  I’m excited to introduce you to Daniel Lawrence. He and his business partner, Christian, created a tech company called Bots For That and are located in London, England. 

When I began writing the Culture Secrets book,  (join the waitlist for the book at I wanted to showcase great cultures from a multitude of industries and business types as well as offer a global perspective...

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Quiet quitting and the Great Resignation are taking their toll on the workplace. Learn how a people-centered culture can help you stop both and create a workplace where employees and the company thrive. 

Join the waitlist for the Culture Secret book at

Thanks for listening. Grab the book the podcast is based on at . Check out my website www.chelliephi...

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March 17, 2023 10 mins

Defining your company core values is one of the critical steps in building a successful workplace culture. This episodes walks leaders through a process to identify these values and help build employee support around them. 

For more information on building a successful V.A.L.U.E. Culture in the workplace, join the waitlist for the book (arrive late April 2023) at 

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February 28, 2023 36 mins

In this episode of Culture Secrets, we're talking about the importance gratitude place in building strong workplace culture. 
When employees feel valued and appreciated, they are more engaged, motivated and committed to their work. Gratitude is a powerful tool that can be used to create a positive and productive workplace. 
I'm joined by Kevin Monroe in this episode. He's the world's gratitude coach, as ...

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This episode is all about building strong people centered workplace cultures based around what I call the V.A.L.U.E Culture  formula. And today, let's look more deeply at how workplace culture is perceived and what makes a value culture special. Culture is the fuel that gets things done at work. It's the way people interact and work together. It's the sum of all the beliefs, goals, values, emotion and intentions peop...

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February 17, 2023 8 mins

Introductory episode of Culture Secrets. Learn about the V.A.L.U.E. Culture formula and learn how workplace culture is the key to a successful business. In this episode, learn about your host, Chellie Phillips, author of the book by the same name - Culture Secrets.

Thanks for listening. Grab the book the podcast is based on at . Check out my website for more great content. Fol...

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