An Innovation Minds Podcast – Season 2

On Hybrid Work and Employee Experience

The nature of work has changed, impacting both the workplace and the workforce. In this new WFH/hybrid paradigm, how do we keep our employees engaged with the organization’s mission and values, as well as each other? In this podcast, we interview business leaders and hear their stories and viewpoints on how to use innovation to engage the workforce.

Season 2 - Going live on Dec 16, 2021

Great line up of Enterprise and Thought Leaders.

Coming soon!

Bonus Episodes

Episode 0A - CFO Actually Means - Chief Fun Officer

Rosemary Rein, SVP Product, Innovation Minds

Episode 0B - Hybrid Work Is Not Going Away

Bob Pulver, Global Head of Business Development, Innovation Minds

Episode 0C - Actually Humans Want To Collaborate

Susannah Childers, Global Partner, Innovation Minds

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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

Shweta Bandi

Shweta Bandi

Director, HR Technology & Employee Experience at Adobe

Seasoned HR Technology professional with more than fifteen years of experience in managing, designing, and delivering global HR Technology solutions.

Episode 1 - Grow Humans, Not Just Employees

Shweta Bandi, Director, HR Technology & Employee Experience at Adobe

David Burkus

David Burkus

Bestselling Author on Business & Leadership

Bestselling author of four books about business and leadership, including most recently and relevantly, Leading From Anywhere, a primer on hybrid and remote work. 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

David Burkus, Bestselling Author

Maddie Grant & Jamie Notter

Maddie Grant & Jamie Notter

Co-Founders, PROPEL

Maddie and Jamie are co-authors of The Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement and two other books. Together, they have forty years of experience helping leaders integrate culture, strategy, and execution to achieve breakthrough performance.

Shawn Nason

Shawn Nason

Founder, MOFI & Disruptor League

Shawn is the best-selling author of Kiss Your Dragons & The Power of Yes! in Innovation. He is host of The Combustion Chronicles podcast, a former Disney Imagineer, was Chief Innovation Officer for Xavier University, and is a leading engagement authority.

Episode 4 - Kiss Your Dragons!

Shawn Nason, Founder, MOFI & Disruptor League

Delano Johnson

Delano Johnson

CEO, House of Creativity

Delano is the author of Refuse to Live Talented and Broke: Ten Keys to Unlocking Your Creative Earning Potential. He worked for years as a creative director and brand architect including for Toys R Us, and is a leading authority on personal and corporate creativity.

Episode 5 - There is No Wrong Answer

Delano Johnson, CEO, House of Creativity

Luke Jamieson

Luke Jamieson


Luke is a Top 25 CX Influencer, Top 50 Thought Leader for the Future of Work, and Top 20 Social Influencer for Gamification. He studied Design Thinking at Stanford and has helped shape some of Australia’s largest employee experience programs.

Coonoor Behal

Coonoor Behal

Founder & CEO, Mindhatch

Coonoor is author of I Quit! The Life-Affirming Joy of Giving Up. She is an Improv comedy performer and a specialist in using performance and creativity as the instigator of innovation.

Episode 7 - Improv with Elephants and Generals

Coonoor Behal, Improv Champion

Jeff Tobe

Jeff Tobe

Employee Engagement Expert

Jeff was chosen by readers of Conventions & Meetings as one of the top 15 speakers in North America, a list that includes Anderson Cooper, Condoleezza Rice, and Daniel Pink. He is the best-selling author of several books including Coloring Outside the Lines.

Episode 8 - But That's the Way We've Always Done It!

Jeff Tobe, Top 15 International Speaker

Niven Postma

Niven Postma

Workforce Activator

Niven was Head of External Strategy at the South African Reserve Bank and an Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow. She currently writes for the Harvard Business Review and is the author of the book If You Don’t Do Politics, Politics Will Do You. 


Episode 9 - Be Human. The Bad News Is, It's That Simple

Niven Postma, Leadership and Culture Author & Speaker

Dickson Tang

Dickson Tang

Creativity Expert and Facilitator

Dickson is author of Leadership for the Future of Work: 9 Ways to Build Career Edge over Robots with Human Creativity. He works with professionals from Cartier, CITIC Telecom, JVC Kenwood, Mannheim Business School, Montblanc, Novartis and many more.

Episode 10 - Why Not, Not Cannot

Dickson Tang, Leadership For Future Of Work

Dr. Sindhu Joseph

Dr. Sindhu Joseph

Founder & CEO, CogniCor Technologies

Sindhu is the inventor of 6 US Patents in artificial intelligence and was a finalist for Google’s Anita Borg Women in Technology Award. CogniCor is a Digital Assistant platform based on knowledge graphs for transforming customer engagement.

Episode 11 - Innovation Is Inevitable

Sindhu Joseph, CEO Cognicor

Adriana Bokel Herde

Adriana Bokel Herde

Chief People Officer, Pega

Adriana has been a leader in HR innovation for more than 20 years and is an expert in the use of AI in HR. She has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management & an MA in Adult Psychology from Ludwig-Maximilians Universität. She also lectures at MIT. 

Episode 12 - But Really, How Are You?

Adriana Bokel Herde, CHRO Pega