Some companies have been pioneers when it comes to making their employees and other stakeholders ‘a better Monday’. The Better Monday podcast will help you get up to full speed with a 360-degree view of happiness, work–life balance and organizational responsibility. Once a month it rolls out guest interviews with the world’s most innovative brands and people.
Episode #13: Returning work after parental leave with Lori Mihalich-Levin
On the thirteenth episode of Better Monday podcast Milla Heikkilä and Lori Mihalich-Levin talk about the challenges facing especially new parents when returning work after parental leave.
Lori herself is a mother of two. She went through a struggle when she got back from maternity leave. She is a lawyer by profession, but she also helps new parents to adjust to the new situation with her company called Mindful Return.
Episode #12: Christmas special
Usually, on Better Monday podcast we interview inspiring guests all over the world. This year we've had so many great guests and learned so much about them and their business culture. This won't stop here, and we have some amazing guests coming up.
But since Christmas time is right around the corner, we wanted to do something special. This time in the episode, we have warm and calming meditation to ease your stress. Take this time only for yourself because you definitely deserved it.
For this meditation, you don't have to get into your yoga pants. The only thing you need is a warm drink, a comfortable place to sit, and yourself. Go get yourself a nice cup of your favorite warm beverage and tune in for the episode. This won't take you a long time, but you'll feel even calmer after this. Spending even a few minutes on meditation will reduce stress and restore your inner peace.
Episode #11: Emotions in workplace with Camilla Tuominen
In this Better Monday podcast episode, author and keynote speaker Camilla Tuominen explains how both organizations and individuals can benefit from bringing emotions to the workplace. She also shares many great tips on how to become the best version of oneself by balancing out work tasks according to current mood and mindset.
Episode #10: Mindfulness at work with Jan-Philipp Martini (Boston Consulting Group)
Our first guest on the second season of Better Monday podcast is Jan-Philipp Martini from Boston Consulting Group.
In this episode, Jan-Philipp, who loves nature and meditation, explains how mindfulness shapes the nature of work and how it can help both people and organizations succeed.
Bonus: A 3-minute attention meditation at the end of the episode
Episode # 9: Remote team culture with Nitesh Agrawal
On his solo backpacking trip to Vietnam, Indiez founder Nitesh Agrawal met digital nomads from all around the world. He was amazed to hear their stories and convinced by their high levels of productivity and healthy work-life balance. "Why can't everyone work like this?" he thought, and from that thought Indiez was born.
Today Indiez is a platform company that hires freelance coders and designers from all over the world. It operates 100% remotely and after the acquisition with CrewScale, the organization offers work for around 16,000 programmers.
After the global coronavirus outbreak remote is becoming the new normal. In this Better Monday podcast episode, Milla and Nitesh talk about remote work and how to build an organizational culture that supports employees who are working remotely.
Episode # 8: Sustainable and responsible business with Mari Puoskari
In the eight Better Monday podcast episode Milla and Mari talk about corporate responsibility. While building a strong career in the field of sustainability consulting, Mari has also managed to prioritise her own well-being and take care of her family life. In this episode Mari shares her tips on how to be a good parent and simultaneously have a kick-ass career.