Chronically Capable

It’s National Disability Employment Awareness month in America, a time when we recognize disabled and chronically ill workers and acknowledge their contributions to the economy. The themes of this month are about increasing access and opportunity. It’s one thing to say that you’re a company that is inclusive and wants to hire people who are…

Compensation Truth & Lies

Years ago, I interviewed for a job and the VP of HR was full of himself. At the end of the interview, I asked him what differentiated their HR department from others. He gave a long answer full of buzzwords, but he didn’t believe in any of it.  That was in 2004, but even now…

Chronically Capable with Hannah Olson

Punk Rock HR Episode 131: My guest this week is Hannah Olson. She is the co-founder and CEO of an organization called Chronically Capable. Hannah had her dream job right out of college but later contracted Lyme Disease. Her treatments for her chronic illness got in the way of her job. Frustrated, she thought there…

I Hate Working Too

You keep saying, “I hate working. Work sucks. How can I make it better?” Psychologists, philosophers and poets believe life is more meaningful and enjoyable when you lean into passion, purpose and prosperity. If you feel something in your bones and commit to pursuing it, you will be rewarded. I think that’s mostly garbage. I’ve…

Unleash the Extraordinary

Brant Menswar is a top 10 motivational speaker, critically acclaimed author, award-winning musician, podcast host, and the CEO and founder of Rock Star Impact, a boutique agency that teaches people and organizations how to cultivate value-based leadership.  Brant is also the author of a new book called Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You.…

Headspace for Work and Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Day is coming up on October 5th. Honestly, it should be every day. We need to be having consistent conversations on this topic and on the effect work can have on our mental health.  Lindsay Crittendon is someone who is bringing this issue to the forefront. She is the head of Headspace…