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Humans, Now and Then explores how our rapidly changing world impacts our human experience, now and in the future.

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Humans, Now and Then Rebecca Scott

    • Society & Culture
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Humans, Now and Then explores how our rapidly changing world impacts our human experience, now and in the future.

If you like the show, please share with others to help get them involved in the conversation about the future.

    James Caton: How Smart Cities and IoT are Shaping our Future

    James Caton: How Smart Cities and IoT are Shaping our Future

    Smart Cities are no longer a thing of the future. Through the expanding availability and enablement of IoT at scale, we are finding ourselves figuratively and literally living within an increasingly connected world.  In Season 2 Episode 6 of Humans, Now and Then, I speak to James Caton, expert in IoT and Smart Cities, about the benefits and risks of IoT at scale, and why citizens should stay informed about the use of Smart City technologies in their communities.
    Bio:
    James Caton has spent 20 years helping governments and companies adopt IOT technologies to improve how they serve their customers.  Recently he spent 3 years in India, building a $180M smart cities business serving a dozen municipalities.  Today he advises companies and governments who seek to incorporate artificial intelligence into their operations.  
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmcaton/
    Email:  jmcaton@gmail.com
     
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    • 40 min
    Debra Young: Recruiting the Leaders who will Shape the Future

    Debra Young: Recruiting the Leaders who will Shape the Future

    What makes a great leader during difficult times? And, how can organizations effectively find and onboard the leaders that will bring them into the future?
    In this episode of Humans, Now and Then I speak to Debra Young, co-founder and managing partner of the global executive recruitment firm Sheer Velocity, about the rise of the Chief Wellbeing Officer, the secrets behind onboarding leaders successfully, and one of the most underrated needs we have as people in our work: aligning to our purpose
     
    Bio:
    Debra J. Young, PHR, is Sheer Velocity’s Co-Founder and Managing Partner. Before founding Sheer Velocity, she was Executive Vice President of a top five retained executive search firm. Prior to that, Ms. Young was a Managing Partner of a national boutique retained executive search firm responsible for starting their Denver office where she successfully managed the recruitment and placements of senior-level executives. Her human resources and recruiting career started four years prior while working as a Human Resources Administrator for a Fortune 500 company.
     
    Ms. Young’s is a generalist with a focus in
    well-being, high -tech, Energy/Utilities, Capital Equipment Rentals, Life Sciences, Healthcare and Industrial/Manufacturing. Within those industries she continues to successfully complete functional assignments for persons in CEO, CWO, CFO, President and top Senior Leadership roles in Well-Being, Finance, Sales, Operations, Human Resources, Supply Chain & Logistics, and Transportation. She has significant experience with Venture Capital, Private Equity, family-owned and publicly traded companies and understands the unique nuances of recruiting into each of them.
     
    Ms. Young’s track record confirms she is a trusted partner to her clients. She exhibits the highest level of quality and professional service through a consultative approach, strong work ethic and impressive professional network. Her clients hold her in high regard as a professional business woman whose true passion is finding executives unparalleled career opportunities with exemplary companies. To reconfirm her commitment to finding the right talent for her clients, in addition to her keen ability to identify strong cultural fits, she is certified in the Hogan Assessment and performs that work for the firm.
    In 2020, Debra was asked to be part of the Denver Business Journal's Leadership Trust Group which is by invitation only where she participates in group panel discussions with other entrepreneurs and CEO's and writes articles for the Denver Business Journal.
    Ms. Young earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts Degrees from the University of Denver, a Paralegal Degree from Carthage College, and has her Human Resources Management Certification from Villanova University. Additionally, she holds a Professional Human Resources (PHR) Certification and is an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management and Mile High SHRM. She currently lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with her husband and enjoys spinning, running, music, and performing charitable work.
     
    Resources:
    Gallop employee engagement survey
    https://www.gallup.com/workplace/316064/employee-engagement-hits-new-high-historic-drop.aspx
     
    Cost of turnover
    https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/economy/reports/2012/11/16/44464/there-are-significant-business-costs-to-replacing-employees/
     
    Microsoft Japan found that moving to a 4-day workweek boosted productivity by 40%
    https://www.npr.org/2019/11/04/776163853/microsoft-japan-says-4-day-workweek-boosted-workers-productivity-by-40
     
    Catepillar cost savings due to employee engagement
    https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/tools-and-samples/toolkits/pages/sustainingemployeeengagement.aspx
     
    Having a sense of purpose may help you live longer
    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-sho

    • 50 min
    Dr. Erik Reis: The Importance of Brain Health in Achieving Success

    Dr. Erik Reis: The Importance of Brain Health in Achieving Success

    In the age of rapidly changing technology, when we think of work productivity, we often underestimate the importance of our most critical tool: our brain. In this episode, I speak to Dr. Erik Reis, an expert in the neuroscience of human performance and productivity, about how we can work at our best and achieve tremendous productivity in a flow state.
     
    Bio:
    Dr. Erik Reis is a peak-performance consultant, executive health coach, and national speaker, with over 7 years of clinical experience working with some of the most complex neurological and metabolic conditions throughout the world. He believes the connection between optimal neurological function and physical health is essential to understanding how to fully maximize brain function and cognitive performance in the workplace, which is why SHIFT takes a multifaceted approach in working with businesses and employees to optimize workplace productivity and employee engagement.
     
    During his tenure in clinical practice, Dr. Reis continuously saw patients who were struggling with their health as a result of their job requirements and workplace environment(s), which warranted the question "How can WE make work a healthier place?" So SHIFT was created out of the necessity to help as many people as possible who are struggling with their ability to successfully be present at work and at home.
     
    Email: DrErikReis@ShiftToGreat.com
    Website: shifttogreat.com
     
     

    • 50 min
    Dr. Holly Woods: Finding and Following your Purpose to Shape the Future

    Dr. Holly Woods: Finding and Following your Purpose to Shape the Future

    What is it that you're here to do? Whether you believe your purpose is defined by you or something bigger than you, it can be a powerful driving force that propels you to be your best self.  In this episode, I speak to purpose activator and author Dr. Holly Woods, about the importance of purpose in our lives, and how each of us has our own unique contribution to this world.
    Bio:
    Holly Woods PhD is a visionary who sees deeply into others' souls. She activates and catalyzes what wants to come alive in people and guides them to manifest their dreams through practical strategies. Holly is one of the few veteran “purpose activators” on the planet, working with individuals, organizations and businesses to align their lives and work with soul purpose.
     
    She brings 30 years of consulting and coaching in human and organizational development and two decades of experience building and scaling business and products to help entrepreneurs, visionaries and innovators create impact. She helps clients uncover their nuanced purpose, gain capacities and mindset to attain their unreasonable goals, and align decisions, products and systems around what matters most.
     
    Holly earned a PhD in Human & Organizational Development, is certified as an Integral Master Coach®, Purpose Guide®, Professional Mediator and Facilitator, Master Energy Practitioner, and is a Stages of Consciousness developmental practitioner. She is author of the #1 Bestseller, The Golden Thread: Finding Purpose in the Stages of Your Life. New Degree Press, 2020.
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hollywoods/
    holly@hollywoodscoaching.com

    • 53 min
    Rebecca Costa: The Importance of Predaptation in a Reactive World

    Rebecca Costa: The Importance of Predaptation in a Reactive World

    Given the amount of disruption we've faced across the world, what is your level of optimism for the future? According to sociobiologist, futurist and author Rebecca Costa, we have much to be optimistic about. However, this doesn't mean leaders and organizations should sit back and wait for a better future. Instead, the time for them act is now.
    Bio:
    Rebecca D. Costa is an American sociobiologist and futurist. She is the preeminent global expert on the subject of “fast adaptation” and recipient of the prestigious Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Award. Her career spans four decades of working with founders, key executives and venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. Costa’s first book, The Watchman’s Rattle: A Radical New Theory of Collapse, was an international bestseller. Her follow‐on book, titled On the Verge was introduced in 2017 to critical acclaim, shooting to the top of Amazon’s #1 New Business Releases. Costa’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, SF Chronicle, The Guardian, and other leading publications. For more information visit www.rebeccacosta.com
     
    Resources:
    The company Recorded Future was able to predict the Arab Spring with great accuracy due to data and predictive analytics:
    https://www.vpr.org/post/predicting-future-fantasy-or-good-algorithm#stream/0
    Global population decline:
    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30677-2/fulltext
    https://www.thelancet.com/infographics/population-forecast

    • 57 min
    Mike Vacanti and the Future of Leadership

    Mike Vacanti and the Future of Leadership

    Traditional leadership is on its way out. /music/ We are well into the dawn of more compassionate styles of leadership that value the strengths and needs of those that we lead. At the forefront of this transition is Mike Vacanti,  founder of the HumansFirst Club and the author of the leadership book Believership. I kick off the second season of Humans, Now and Then with a raw conversation about the evolving concept of leadership, now and in the future.
    Bio:
    Mike believes, “It’s more than what we accomplish – it’s who we become along the journey!”
    His mission is to Lift Others, helping people discover their potential, embrace a growth mindset and achieve at inspired levels. Mike has transformed businesses and inspired people to perform at levels they didn’t think possible.
    Mike is known as a great listener and collaborative, creative problem solver. For generating speed and confidence through innovation and transformation. His current endeavors as advisor, consultant and keynote speaker, are shifting the belief in what is possible and opening hearts to a better vision and future of business around the globe.
     
    Sharing his extensive career of invention, reinvention and highly complex business combinations, he consistently delivers on the belief that the heart of any organization is People – People drive results. Mike has released his new book, BELIEVERSHIP: The Superpower Beyond Leadership, and is the Founder of
    HumansFirst. Following many years in advertising and marketing, He launched early stage start-ups; led A initiatives for publicly traded tech companies. Five times he was thrust into the chaos of transformation and helped people
    navigate the doubt, fear and chaos of significant change. His teams exceeded expectations, consistently beat the challenge, learned a lot and had some fun.
    www.mjvacanti.com
    www.humansfirst.club
    https://www.amazon.com/Believership-Superpower-Beyond-Leadership-Experience/dp/1457571277
     
    References:
    Mike and I discuss an exercise led by Isabel Hundt at a HumansFirst event.  Learn more about Isabel at https://www.isabelhundt.com/
     
    Music by Ryan Sullivan.  Contact: sullybmusic@gmail.com

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

greasy satchel ,

Great Unknown

Exploring the future by researching the past and present. Great concept. Interesting ideas and interviews. Subscribed

Jscottmo ,

The Future is What We Make of It

The future is what we make of It and this podcast is all about how we craft a future that is bolder and brighter for this small blue dot we call Earth. Rebecca features a wide range of guests with who each bring something unique to the conversation.

Thriftgenuity ,

Fun talking about the future

It is fun to think about what the future may hold and thus far, the guests have brought really good insight into their fields of expertise.

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