BFF Chat with Jennifer McClure

Punk Rock HR Episode 116: Today on the podcast, I’m talking to my best friend, Jennifer McClure. We have one of our BFF chats, Jennifer’s first on this iteration of the podcast.  During COVID-19, a lot has changed in Jennifer’s life. She has moved into her new house, navigated through the sickness of a family…

An Opportunity for Change

There’s so much happening in the world right now. And it is easy to lose faith in humanity, in God, or in your religious beliefs. I once had someone suggest to me that my lack of faith is a form of unreconciled grief.  So, when I found Reverend Wendy Hamilton on social media, her perspective…

A Lesson About Resiliency in Hard Times

When we talk about the restaurant, retail, and hospitality, there are corporations, then there are small business owners, and then there are workers. And right now, they all have individual challenges due to COVID-19 and civil unrest in many cities.  The hospitality industry service workers have taken a hit in our economy. Some workers and…

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…

Building Community Through Podcasting

I love the idea of a podcast that has some rituals and structures around it. It gives people a set of expectations. Wendy Dailey and Jon Thurmond, hosts of Social HR Half Hour, are a perfect example of humans producing a podcast rooted in ritual and driven by the community.   One of the things I…

So You Want To Be a Coach?

Punk Rock HR Episode 111: If you want to be an executive or career coach, you have to approach doing so like a business, not a side hustle. You need a business plan, you need to know how to run a business, and you need to determine who you can help and who you cannot…