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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mushroom coffee

Mushroom Coffee

I was listening to a podcast last week and heard a commercial for mushroom coffee. That’s right. You read that correctly. Mushroom. Coffee. Apparently, regular coffee isn’t good enough. Mushroom coffee will make you smarter, thinner, and more productive. And, if you consume enough of it, mushroom coffee will make your dick bigger. YOUR DICK.…

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Black HR Blogs Matter

Welcome to National African American History Month, formerly known as Black History Month, and something I’ve never written about in my lifetime. I’m not sure why. As a progressive woman, I believe that African American history matters. Not just the part about Martin Luther King Jr., either, but the times when the black narrative showed…

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traveling while american

Traveling While American

I haven’t always been blonde, but I’ve always looked American. The only time people speak a foreign language to me is in Chicago. They think I speak Polish or Ukrainian. I remember traveling for work during the Bush administration. Before there was ISIS, there were fake weapons of mass destruction and Abu Ghraib. And, all…

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