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 Intricate Relationship between Work Culture and Alcohol: A Closer Look

Workplace culture and alcohol consumption have an undeniably complex relationship. With the norms of alcohol consumption often intertwining with professional behavior, the effects can ripple through a company’s dynamics. In this post, we delve into this intricate relationship, focusing on the impacts of alcohol on the work environment. Alcohol and Work Culture: Amplifying Power Dynamics…

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Navigating Motherhood, Sobriety, and Corporate America: A Sober Mom’s Journey

Life can be seen as a complex journey filled with challenges and rewarding moments. Every twist and turn shapes our understanding and perspective of the world around us. Some of the most impactful experiences people face include navigating the roles of motherhood, the struggle towards sobriety, and understanding the world of corporate America. In this…

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Exploring the Complex Relationship Between Work, Culture, and Alcohol

Work culture’s stresses, expectations, and dynamics can significantly impact our relationship with alcohol. This piece aims to unpack the complex interplay between work, culture, and alcohol, revealing the often-overlooked impact of alcohol in the workplace.  The Intersection of Work and Alcohol  Workplaces and alcohol have long been intertwined, with the corporate world often promoting alcohol…

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