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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The Start-Up Business

I don’t understand how this start-up business works. You have an idea. You get excited about it. Some people say nice things to you, and some people don’t say nice things to you. You build something. You test your ideas. You get feedback. Some of it’s good. Some of it’s bad. There’s a group of…

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Stop Trying So Hard

I started listening to the Tim Ferriss podcast while beginning my training for Hustle Up the Hancock. The show isn’t made for me. I listened to high-achieving guests describe emotional breakthroughs, and it hurts my heart. “I discovered empathy in 2016! I learned that — to get through life — you need other people! I…

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