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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2023 Failure

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failures, regrets, and resolutions. I love this time of year because the calendar naturally motivates me to reflect and act. This post is all about 2023 failures. Year after year, I write about my failures. Why? On the surface, I do it to teach you something about yourself. But the…

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2023 Accomplishments

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failures, regrets, and resolutions. I love this time of year because the calendar naturally motivates me to reflect and act. This post is all about 2023 accomplishments. I didn’t do this series last year. So, just opening up my browser and writing is an accomplishment.…

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Otherness During the Holiday Season

It’s December. As always, I am surrounded by the familiar yet distant ambiance of the holiday season. I like cookies and twinkling lights, but as a non-theist and middle-aged woman without children, the contrast between my personal beliefs and lifestyle and the cultural and religious celebrations all around me becomes starkly apparent as we get…

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