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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How can you do better?

Setbacks can be hard, uncomfortable, and sometimes messy. So, what if you were faced with making a comeback amid chaos and uncertainty? Could you do it?  Well, Emily O’Brien, founder of Comeback Snacks, is living proof that even when you’ve made some of life’s worst decisions, you can still come back, be innovative, and make…

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Mentorship Friday: Don’t Quit Just Yet

No matter what job you have, there will be some tasks or elements that you don’t like. But what about when it feels like every day you’re unhappy? If the economy was great and the war for talent was still raging, I would say sure, start looking for a new job. But it’s 2020, and…

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Coaching Is Not a Side Hustle

During the Great Recession in 2008 and 2009, I was a career coach. Sometimes I called myself an executive coach. Most of the time, I talked to people who were fundamentally unhappy with work and with their lives. I had to come up with a process, a methodology, and a way of interacting with people…

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Everyone Needs a Resume

We all need a resume. No, LinkedIn doesn’t count.  One in four Americans is now looking for work. You do not want to be left behind because you didn’t have a resume ready. Seven years ago, I learned this hard lesson while working as a small business owner and consultant.  You see, I always acquired…

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