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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From Addiction to Advocacy: The Inspiring Journey of Bryan Wempen

The conversation surrounding addiction and recovery is slowly becoming more commonplace in today’s society. However, the narrative often neglects the less discussed yet deeply intertwined issue of substance abuse in the corporate world. One person who has made it his mission to expose this subject is Bryan Wempen. Bryan’s journey from addiction to recovery and…

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Tackling Substance Misuse in the Workplace: A Guide

Substance misuse in the workplace is a topic that often gets overlooked or stigmatized. However, it’s an issue that demands our attention, as it affects the individuals struggling and the organization’s overall health. This blog post will explore how to address this challenge through education, innovative strategies, and creating supportive environments. We will also introduce…

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Navigating the Corporate World: Balancing Professional Success and Personal Values

Navigating the corporate world can be challenging, especially when personal values clash with traditional business norms. The world of advertising, for example, has had its share of outdated practices that have made it difficult for individuals to maintain their personal boundaries. This blog post will explore these challenges and discuss ways to foster an inclusive…

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Shaking up the Cocktail Scene: The Rise of Non-Alcoholic Bitters

The growing trend towards healthier lifestyles and wellness consciousness has driven the emergence of alcohol-free or low-alcohol drinks. One particular area that has experienced substantial growth is non-alcoholic bitters, thanks to the creativity and resilience of innovative entrepreneurs. This blog post takes a deep dive into the world of non-alcoholic bitters, the process of their…

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