AT THE EDGE
An Innovation Minds Podcast – Season 2
On Hybrid Work and Employee Experience
Episode 12 - Flexibility is the Name of the Game
Episode 0A - CFO Actually Means - Chief Fun Officer
Episode 0B - Hybrid Work Is Not Going Away
Episode 0C - Actually Humans Want To Collaborate
New Episodes Weekly: Every Tuesday @ 10 am Pacific
Frequency: In 3-month “seasons” of 12 episodes
Length: Approx. 30 mins
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Meet The Host
Michael is SVP of Marketing at Innovation Minds. He is an internationally accredited Master of Creativity and Innovation Coaching and Master NLP Practitioner as well as a certified Executive, Thought Leader, Abundance, Life and Laughter Coach, as well as a Coach Trainer certified by the ICR. He is also a working creative professional with more than two decades of experience in the film and TV industry in the US, Europe and Africa.
Podcast Season 2 – Episodes
Director, HR Technology & Employee Experience at Adobe
Shweta Bandi is the Director of HR Technology and Employee Experience at Adobe. Previous to this she worked as the Director of People Technology and Systems and in other positions at Clorox for more than a decade. An innovative strategist and thought leader in Employee Experience and HR Technology, she has been an instigator in bringing the workplace and workforce technology together to deploy a digital mindset and drive a unified experience with employees at the core.
Episode 1 - Employee Experience is like Ice Cream
Bestselling Author on Business & Leadership
David Burkus is the bestselling author of four books about business and leadership, including most recently and relevantly, Leading From Anywhere, a primer on hybrid and remote work. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into dozens of languages. His insights on leadership and teamwork have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, USAToday, Fast Company, the Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CNN, the BBC, NPR, and CBS This Morning.
Episode 2 - Leading From Anywhere
Africa Regional Vice President, HR, Newmont Mining
Awo Quaison-Sackey is Regional Vice President, Human Resources, Africa Region, at Newmont Mining. She has forty years of experience in the manufacturing, insurance and mining industries. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from the University of Ghana, and Master of Laws, LLM and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Temple University, Pennsylvania.
Episode 3 - What Glitters is People
DR. Wade Larson
President of Optimal Talent Dynamics
Dr. Wade Larson is President of Optimal Talent Dynamics. He is on a personal mission to overcome mediocrity and help others achieve the best versions of themselves. Dr. Wade has worked with hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals as a consultant and HR executive to do more, achieve more, and be more.
Episode 4 - You Can’t Fix What You Don’t Know
CHRO at the California Institute
Bridgette Wilder is Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at the California Institute of the Arts since June 2021. Prior to her appointment at CalArts, she served the Albany State University in the role of CHRO, and before that in the dual role of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Safety Officer/Senior Manager at the City of Memphis. Additionally, she has served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Media Fusion; Deputy Director of Human Resources/Chief Diversity Officer at The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina.
Episode 5 - Hybrid Work in Higher Education
CEO of EPower & Associates
Elizabeth Power, M. Ed. is the CEO of EPower & Associates, Inc. She is a speaker, facilitator, teacher, and consultant via the EPower Change Institute and The Trauma-Informed Academy. She is a subject matter expert on trauma-informed care, trauma-responsive systems, change and resilience and is also an Adjunct Instructor in Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center. Power develops cross-cultural adaptations of models of care for the mental health community.
Episode 6 - It’s the People Stuff
Sr. Director, HR at IBEX
Bridgett Hart is Senior Director of Communications & Change Management at IBEX. Previous to this, she was the US Director of Training, and before that spent more than twenty years in a variety of positions in the telecommunications industry including at Sykes, Travelocity, AT&T, and Frontier Communications.
Episode 7 - Ibexology and Employee Experience
Sr. VP & Chief People Officer at Centura Health
Sebastien Girard is Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at Centura Health. A native of Montreal, Canada, Seb joined Centura from Atrium Health, where he served as the Senior Vice President responsible for workforce engagement and workforce operations.
Episode 8 - Never Waste a Good Crisis
Khalilah KO Olokunola
Chief People Officer of TRU Colors
Khalilah “KO” Olokunola is the Chief People Officer of TRU Colors, where she is the force behind defining a company culture that drives connection, team cohesion, personal & professional growth. She also oversees developing and executing a Re-Engineered People strategy for the seven main areas of traditional HR in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization.
Episode 9 - HR, Skydiving, Gangs, and Beer
Chief People Officer at Pan American Development Foundation
Beatriz Coningham is the Chief People Officer at the Pan American Development Foundation. She has lived, studied, traveled and worked in different countries in Latin America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Episode 10 - HR On a Mission
Global Consultant on Collaboration & Internal Communications
Kate Isichei is a global collaboration and internal communications consultant. She is also the creator and host of the Engagement Express podcast which has published over three dozen episodes so far. She has over twenty years of experience working with multinationals on technology implementations, transformation projects, and leadership visibility, including at Aon, Foundry, Ciber, Sage, Infosys, Medtronic, and the UK Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.
Episode 11 - Inclusivity is Everything
Jennifer Yi Boyer
Chief People Officer & SVP of DEIB at FiscalNote
Jennifer Yi Boyer is Chief People Officer and SVP of DEIB at FiscalNote. She leads the FiscalNote People Team and their Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and Accessibility initiatives. Building creative workforce solutions that are responsive and relevant to both individuals’ career growth and enabling strategic business capabilities while operationalizing equity, creating community, and enhancing inclusive global leadership capabilities are cornerstones of her team’s work.