Welcome to, the destination for all your workplace issues. As a thought leader, I tackle topics such as diversity and inclusion, employee well-being, and putting an end to toxic work cultures. This blog features content from the Punk Rock HR Podcast, the “Betting On You” book, and the upcoming “Corporate Drinker” book and show.

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Are You Trapped in a Toxic Work Environment? Take this Quiz!

Are you trapped in a toxic work environment? Feeling trapped in a toxic work environment can be draining and challenging. Such an environment is often marked by unrealistic demands, poor communication, favoritism, harassment, unhealthy competition, and limited growth opportunities. These issues can create a damaging atmosphere, leading to burnout, anxiety, depression, and even physical health…

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Connect & Grow HR Coaching Program

Hello friends! With nearly 30 years in the HR space and a deep-rooted passion for people and their work, I’ve witnessed firsthand how the field has evolved and adapted. I’ve been there in the trenches with you, navigating every challenge that comes with this dynamic profession. I’ve also been on the other side of the…

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Degrees and Skills: A Harmonious Future

In a post-COVID workscape, we must continue to expand our understanding of education. Traditional university degrees have historically been the gold standard for preparing young minds for the workforce. But a growing narrative emphasizes skills-based learning as a more practical, immediate solution to the demands of an ever-changing job market. It has, unfortunately, bred the…

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The impact of outdated HR practices: Learn about the history and effects of old HR methods that promote racism, sexism, and homophobia. Find out how to confront and eliminate all harmful biases in your organization.

Improving employee experience: Understand the importance of employee well-being and satisfaction. Discover strategies for creating a supportive workplace that values people as much as profits.

Improving Work: Investigate new solutions to enhance workplace practices, from embracing technology to implementing the best motivational psychology. Be inspired to create positive changes in your organization and beyond.

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