96 episodes

We spend so many hours at work and maybe even more time with our coworkers and bosses than with our family and friends. We’re bound to have disagreements, experience miscommunication, have toxic coworkers, be thrown into change, or feel left out or underappreciated. Alissa Carpenter, along with other experts share "out of the box" strategies to move past those sticky situations. You’ll learn how to be a better colleague, employee, peer and overall human that not only provides value but brings value out in others.

Humanize Your Workplace Alissa Carpenter

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

We spend so many hours at work and maybe even more time with our coworkers and bosses than with our family and friends. We’re bound to have disagreements, experience miscommunication, have toxic coworkers, be thrown into change, or feel left out or underappreciated. Alissa Carpenter, along with other experts share "out of the box" strategies to move past those sticky situations. You’ll learn how to be a better colleague, employee, peer and overall human that not only provides value but brings value out in others.

    Cultivating Relationships

    Cultivating Relationships

    On this week's episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Deb Kliman. 

    Deb Kliman (SHRM-CP, PHR) has been in the human resources field for almost 30 years and currently serves as Vice President of Human Resources at Sabre Systems, Inc. an engineering and technology solutions company located in Warminster PA. Throughout Deb’s career, she has worked for companies ranging from a startup business to a Fortune 10 public corporation. Deb has also enjoyed the role of entrepreneur, starting her own recruiting business that ultimately transitioned into her current role at Sabre Systems. Deb has held various volunteer positions with the  Greater Valley Forge Human Resources Association (GVFHRA) including Diversity Committee Chairperson, Summit Co-Chair, President Elect, President, and Past President.   Her next role will be on GVFHRA’s Sponsorship Committee.  Deb is an advocate for veteran hiring, and spoke on several panels to promote the transition of military personnel to corporate careers. She currently serves on Campus Philly’s Corporate Advisory Council, and previously served on Arcadia University’s Career Advisory Board.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Arcadia University, and has completed the Michigan Ross School of Business’ Strategic HR Planning Executive Education Program.

    We chat about:


    Small talk strategies
    Behavioral interviewing
    Welcoming new employees
    Building relationships virtually


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    • 26 min
    Empowering Our People

    Empowering Our People

    On this week's episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Leigh Ober. 

    Leigh’s multi-career background brings a solid business perspective, combined with coaching and learning expertise, to her role leading talent development and HR. It’s this diverse experience across verticals (CPG, professional services, Telecomm and more), across disciplines (Public Relations, Customer Care, Sales Operations and Training, and HR) and within large and entrepreneurial organizations (ranging from Verizon to what’s now Nestle Waters), that drives Leigh’s consultative solutions approach, helping individuals and teams realize their potential.

    We chat about:


    Creating a safe space for employees to connect
    Using "what" questions as a non-judgmental approach
    Finding creative solutions




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    • 28 min
    Finding Purpose

    Finding Purpose

    On this week's episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Meg Nocero.

    Meg Nocero is a former Department of Homeland Security attorney. After 19 years of federal government service, she resigned to pursue her dream as a writer, inspirational speaker, a success coach, and attorney for justice. She is also the author of the upcoming book Butterfly Awakens, The Magical Guide to Bliss and Beautiful Butterfly, How Grief Enveloped Me, Transformed Me, and Freed Me to Live the Life I Want!

    We chat about:


    How to find purpose
    How to move forward when we are stuck
    Daily practices to help us move forward




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    • 26 min
    Praising Progress

    Praising Progress

    This week on Humanize Your Workplace, I am joined by Alana Hill. 

    Alana is an international change leadership expert, inspiring professionals to lead change in their lives and their organizations. She is a passionate energy industry veteran who has paved the way for women leaders, with a focus on women of color. Her experience as an engineer and certified Project Management Professional in talent development provides real‐world insight into how people and teams can excel. Throughout her career, Alana has led diverse teams and delivered high-impact workshops all over the world!

    With over 20 years of cross-functional leadership and training expertise, Alana helps individuals and organizations accomplish their goals by utilizing sharp analysis, strategic planning, and interpersonal skills development. She helps leaders balance cognitive ability and emotional intelligence to improve team dynamics and performance. Alana provides her clients with a combination of critical thinking and compassionate leadership, which she labels “Leading Change the Ms. Engineer Way®”. She has proudly served global Fortune 500 corporations, small technology companies, and non-profits. Her authenticity and adaptability make her an asset across the professional spectrum.

    Before establishing 2Hill Consulting Services, Alana enjoyed a colorful career with the international technology company Schlumberger advancing from a Field Engineer to a Program Manager. In her tenure with the oilfield services giant, she not only managed multiple technology implementations, but she also learned to drive an 18-wheeler!  Alana holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and has been a valued champion for diversity & inclusion.

    Together with her husband, she has raised four handsome boys as part of a beautiful blended family. As a passionate ministry leader and teacher, Alana continues to pour God’s love into the children and youth she encounters. As an involved mother and mentor, she offers encouragement and advice to parents of children of all ages. Her faith, perseverance, and desire to encourage others fuels her speaking and writing. Her first two books use her gift of storytelling to help give meaning and purpose to many of life’s challenges:  Love is a Catalyst, where she shares her family’s faith during their trials and triumphs over cancer; and Love is a Catalyst: The Pain Behind the Purpose, her inspiring memoir of overcoming adversity and growing in her faith. Through examples and exercises in her newest book, What’s Your Catalyst? The Power of Managed Change, you will be taken on a journey to discover your passions, talents, and path to being a more effective leader at work and at home.

    Alana is a servant leader and member of the National Speakers Association, Project Management Institute, Toastmasters International, and the Association for Talent Development. As a strong advocate for corporate and personal philanthropy, Alana has donated her time and talents to local School Districts, Texas PTA, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and other civic and charitable organizations. When she is not traveling the globe, you will find her running and serving in her church and community.

    We chat about


    Transformation in the workplace
    Action bias
    Psychological safety








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    • 26 min
    Employment Engagement

    Employment Engagement

    This week on Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by David Nast.

    David Nast is the CEO and Managing Partner of Nast Partners- based in the Greater Philadelphia area. David uses  artificial intelligence, workforce analytics, and science-backed data to help businesses stop guessing and erase  bias in their talent and execution decisions.

    He is a 3-time CEO, a Workplace Behavior Expert, and an Award-Winning Business Coach with over 30 years of  experience in Human Capital Management, Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Talent Optimization,  Sales, Change Management, Talent Acquisition, Training, Talent Management, and Executive Search.

    David holds certifications as a Workplace Behavioral Analyst, Business Coach, Talent Optimization Consultant,  Corporate Trainer, Leadership Architect, LOS-Organizational Health Expert, and Interview Architect.

    As a Recruiter, he placed over 500 CEOs in his career, and as a Coach he has worked with thousands of CEOs,  Business Owners, and Executives. Using proven analytics, systems and strategies, David partners with his clients  and delivers his services based on their unique needs. He is passionate about inspiring others to get results.

    David is a Top-Ranked Influencer on LinkedIn with over 25,000 followers. He writes for Talent (TLNT.com),  Raconteur, and the Business Section of The Huffington Post. David is also a collaborator on the #1 Best-Seller,  “The New ROI (Return on Individuals)” and he has been featured in Money Magazine and Fortune Magazine.

    We chat about:


    Metrics for determining engagement
    Talking to employees about what drives them
    Drives, needs, and behaviors




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    • 32 min
    Sustainable Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs

    Sustainable Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs

    On this week's episode of Humanize Your Workplace, I am joined by Jason Thompson.

    Jason Thompson is a thought leader in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, having spent the past  twenty-five years building DE&I programs in sports, health care, technology, and education.  Jason is currently the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) at Western  Governors University (WGU) one of the largest fully accredited online universities in the US with over 121,000 students.

    Thompson is regularly sought out for advice and leadership on how to create, grow, measure,  and sustain a DE&I program by DE&I officers across the corporate and non-profit sectors  struggling to have their DE&I efforts impact their organization. Thompson developed the initial  diversity and inclusion program for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and created the D&I scored cards to measure diversity within the US Olympic movement. As a result  of this path-breaking innovation the USOC became the first large sports organization in the US  to release their diversity data.

    The diversity and inclusion programs developed by Jason have won several awards at the local  and international level. Most recently the D&I Scorecard developed by Jason received the top honor in the 2016 International Innovations in Diversity Awards program from the Profiles in  Diversity Journal. Jason was also recognized as a 2017 and 2018 Diversity Leader by the  Profiles in Diversity Journal. In 2015, the USOC D&I department received the Diversity  Champion Award for Excellence from the Colorado SHRM. 

    Jason has served on local, regional and national committees for multiple organizations, including  the founding member of the Diversity and Inclusion Sports Consortium (DISC) one of the  largest sports organizations in the US with participation by the NBA, NFL, MLB, PGA of  America and the NCAA. He also works with Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, Oklahoma  Diversity Officers and Practitioners Consortium, and the Advisory Board and the Center for  African-American Health.  

    Thompson earned a master's and bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of  Wyoming. Jason’s work has been highlighted and quoted in USAToday, Washington Post, CNN,  The New York Times and The Guardian.

    We chat about:


    Equity and Equality
    Biggest challenge to equity and equality
    Metrics to consider as companies make long term changes




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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

J Nischwitz ,

Topics That Matter

One thing I love about Alyssa is that her conversations go into the topics that matter. Most importantly, she’s on the cutting edge of leader ship today by focusing on the need to humanize the workplace which means humanizing our leadership. If you really want to grow your leadership, your team and your organization, this podcast is a great place to spend your time.

Jordan gross ,

Suucinct and Sweet

This podcast gets to the point of what it sets out to do. It focuses on life skills that make you better in the workplace, not just as an employee, but as a human being

Brandon Ran ,

Great new podcast

I’ve been following Alissa for awhile now and really enjoy her content. Just listened to a few of the first episodes and looking forward to more. A must listen for all employees.

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