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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2020 Accomplishments

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets, and resolutions. I love this time of year because the calendar naturally moves me to reflect and take action. This post is all about 2020 accomplishments. This year, I’ve got some options. First, my book is about to go live. Also, I didn’t die…

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Build Inclusive Cultures

Punk Rock HR is underwritten by Headspace for Work. As I’ve said before and will say again, there are a lot of problems with corporate America today. The hiring process is extremely broken and the way companies view their employees is hurtful. A lot of work needs to be done in order to build inclusive…

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Friday Forward

Punk Rock HR is underwritten by Headspace for Work. Whenever somebody is struggling or down about their job, I like to give them books. They help them think through their experiences and get help from others. Friday Forward is one of those books that you could offer one of your friends in a similar situation.…

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Get nFormation

Many of the processes within corporate structures are set up for the advantage of the corporate structure. When issues are raised, there aren’t processes set up to even listen to the women of color who raised them.  Deepa Purushothaman and Rha Goddess have created a solution to this problem. Their goal is to provide a…

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