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Join Dr. Keri Ohlrich (co-author of the book, The Way of the HR Warrior, CEO Abbracci Group) and Kelly Guenther (COO Abbracci Group) as we talk to everyday people who have made a decision that changed the trajectory of their lives. We have heard these empowering stories from friends, leaders, family and colleagues throughout our careers and found inspiration from them and know you will too! But wait there's more! While we love a good inspiring story, we want to take action on how we can change our lives too! In that spirit, we ask each of our guests to tell us their story as well as telling us which CHARGE quality they used to help them make decisions. CHARGE is based on Keri's book and the qualities are: (Courage, Humility, Accuracy, Resiliency, Goal-Oriented, and Exemplary). Lastly, our guests will provide us their top actions that listeners can take to reCHARGE their lives. We want you to feel empowered and have fun every other Wednesday in a succinct 30 minutes. Now, take a listen and reCHARGE your life!

reCHARGE® Your Life Dr. Keri Ohlrich & Kelly Guenther

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Join Dr. Keri Ohlrich (co-author of the book, The Way of the HR Warrior, CEO Abbracci Group) and Kelly Guenther (COO Abbracci Group) as we talk to everyday people who have made a decision that changed the trajectory of their lives. We have heard these empowering stories from friends, leaders, family and colleagues throughout our careers and found inspiration from them and know you will too! But wait there's more! While we love a good inspiring story, we want to take action on how we can change our lives too! In that spirit, we ask each of our guests to tell us their story as well as telling us which CHARGE quality they used to help them make decisions. CHARGE is based on Keri's book and the qualities are: (Courage, Humility, Accuracy, Resiliency, Goal-Oriented, and Exemplary). Lastly, our guests will provide us their top actions that listeners can take to reCHARGE their lives. We want you to feel empowered and have fun every other Wednesday in a succinct 30 minutes. Now, take a listen and reCHARGE your life!

    Ep61: Joy Sybesma reCHARGED

    Ep61: Joy Sybesma reCHARGED

    Are you the kind of person who lights another person's candle? Or are you a "candle blower outer"? Our guest, Joy Sybesma, shares a recent Instagram post she saw from Brene Brown that spoke to the importance of surrounding ourselves with people who protect our light...and with whom we choose to protect the lights of our friends! This is one of many powerful messages Joy shares with us on her journey to become a coach and create her own business...on her own terms.

    Joy Sybesma is the Founder & CEO of ScaleJOY, where she helps companies in hyper-growth in building customized solutions to scale their culture, from designing & delivering management development programs, to coaching CPOs, to advising first time managers, to training companies to teach the programs autonomously! 
    Since founding ScaleJOY, Joy has supported 40 companies as an offsite facilitator, custom leadership program architect, fractional CPO, Coach and Advisor. Joy has over 15 years of experience in managing various People Operations functions, and recently served as Dataiku’s Chief People Officer where she managed the global People team including HR, Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, and Office Management functions in all offices internationally, growing the company from 300 to 450 employees in one year. 
    Prior to Dataiku, Joy served as Kargo’s Chief People Officer for three years where she helped scale the company and culture by balancing strategy & execution. Prior to Kargo, Joy was the VP of HR at News America Marketing (a division of News Corp.) 
    In her earlier career, Joy held several roles in HR including Director of HR and Manager of Sales Training. Joy began her HR career at Macy's, where she rebuilt the Executive Development Program and trained over 300 people. Additionally, Joy co-founded a groundbreaking collaborative HR consulting organization called P5 Collaborative Consulting. 
    As a result of her experiences, Joy brings a holistic approach to supporting organizations that is grounded in the reality that only a practitioner can bring. Joy is passionate about learning and leadership and believes it’s her mission to help people unlock the joy of growth at each stage of their journey and realize their potential. Joy is an alumnus of the University of Minnesota and a Harvard University certified Leadership Coach.

    Connect with Joy to learn more about her and her background:
    Website: https://www.scalejoy.net/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joysybesma/Book: Atomic Habits by James ClearPodcastsMasters of Scale w/ Reid HoffmannWe Can Do Hard Things w/ Glennon DoyleUnlocking Us w/ Brene BrownSign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website. 

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    Ep60: Kiran Robinson reCHARGED

    Ep60: Kiran Robinson reCHARGED

    Kiran Robinson's story of innovation, perseverance and determination led her to her passion around hospitality and giving everyone the best experience possible. As an entrepreneur and a professional chef she shares her journey from Hong Kong to becoming the first female chef at a major hospital system in California, leading...designing and leading a kitchen from the ground up! Kiran's exploration of service, which has now led her to Luxembourg, is powerful and moving.

    Kiran Robinson has dedicated her career to perfecting the art of service. She has served as a culinarian, concept designer and service curator on three different continents. As a chef, Kiran launched her own catering, consultancy, and concept design business in Hong Kong. 
    Her accomplishments include developing her own line of specialty foods and branding under her label ‘Tazah’, projects with 5-star hotels and some of the leading chefs in the Asian region.
    Kiran pivoted from entrepreneur to professional when she relocated to San Francisco. She joined one of the country’s top 10 hospitals where spent the next 16 plus years holding a variety of positions: Executive Chef, Executive Dining Room Manager and Operations Manager.
    Kiran’s passion for service informs her whole life-from family, community, and profession to her charitable work with vulnerable children in Malawi, Africa.

    Based in Luxembourg, Kiran devotes her time to writing, speaking, mentoring, and advising on service-leadership and the true heart of hospitality-selfless service (Seva).
    Kiran launched her book Seva: The Art of Hospitality in November 2021.

    Connect with Kiran to learn more about her and her background:
    Book: Seva: The Art of HospitalityWebsite: www.kiranrobinson.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kiran-robinson-41b753b6/ Instagram: @kiran_robinson Twitter: @KiranRobinson3 Sign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website. 

    • 46 min
    Ep59: Jackie Simmons reCHARGED

    Ep59: Jackie Simmons reCHARGED

    The journey Jackie Simmons took to become a coach is one uniquely her own. A profound difference in how she approaches engaging with her clients is by working with them on aligning who they are and how they best interact with the world themselves so they can create their village of people to best support them. Amazing! 

    Her passion extends beyond that of helping others harness their potential, it also extends to helping people figure out how to live. Jackie shares with us the story of her daughter, Stephanie, who attempted to take her life 14 times. It was because of the struggles her daughter faced that Jackie, along with her daughters, decided to create the non-profit, Teen Suicide Prevention Society, to prevent teen suicide. As Jackie shared, "We've learned that people don't attempt to take their own lives because they're trying to die. They attempt to take their own lives because they haven't figured out how to live." May is Mental Health Month and we are honored to share with you Jackie's story.  

    Author and TEDx Speaker, Jackie Simmons, believes in tackling complex and challenging topics and making sense out of them.
    As the creator of Conscious Transformational Coaching, Jackie believes that you deserve to experience yourself as great, every session, every time. Jackie shares alternatives to get you unstuck, find out what’s true and what’s not true – spot the elephant in the room – so that you can have what you want and what you deserve.
    Life doesn’t always give us time to experience ourselves as great. Life often hands us the opposite.
    On April 1, 2020, Jackie and her 3 daughters co-founded the non-profit, Teen Suicide Prevention Society and launched the mission to make teen suicide a thing of the past. The mission has grown to include two books, 3 programs, and “The Talk that Saves Lives” which Jackie presented on January 16, 2021 at TEDx TenayaPaseo in Las Vegas.

    Connect with Jackie to learn more about her and her background:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mindsetisagame/TedX Talk: "The Talk that Saves Lives"Book, The Happiness Advantage by Shawn AchorBook, Big Potential by Shawn AchorBook, Before Happiness by Shawn AchorBook, Cracking the Code by JW WilsonSign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website. 

    • 40 min
    Ep58: Rusty Gaillard reCHARGED

    Ep58: Rusty Gaillard reCHARGED

    Leaving a successful job at Apple to pursue his dream of coaching, Rusty Gaillard starts by sharing some sage advice, which is to, rather than constantly pushing ourselves, to instead allow ourselves 10 minutes to do nothing. He explains that this exercise has opened his creativity and afforded him the opportunity to open himself up to his best ideas!  

    Former Worldwide Director of Finance at Apple, Rusty Gaillard followed a traditional corporate path to success - from GE under Jack Welch, an MBA at Stanford, to 13 years at Apple.  He left the corporate world in 2019 when his external success no longer felt like personal success. Rusty now works as a coach for small business owners and executives looking for more success without more sacrifice.
    Rusty lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and 15-yr old son. He is a best-selling author, speaker, musician, and spends as much time as possible outside.

    Connect with Rusty to learn more about him and his background:
    Website: Silicon Valley DreambuildersSilicon Valley Dreambuilders with Rusty Gaillard on FacebookRusty Gaillard on LinkedInRusty Gaillard on YouTubeBook: Breaking the Code: Stop Looking for Answers and Start Enjoying LifeSign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.

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    Ep57: Jennifer Alemany reCHARGED

    Ep57: Jennifer Alemany reCHARGED

    Jennifer Alemany shares the journey that gave her the courage to speak her truth about the pain of losing her significant other. She speaks openly about her grieving process and "being okay with not being okay." She details how she's found her way through her expression of love, loss, and looking at life differently through her memoir, Mark My Love. 

    Jennifer Alemany was born in Brooklyn, New York. Jennifer is Latin American with a background from Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Cuba. She was the first to graduate from college in her family with an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education from SUNY Cobleskill and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brooklyn College. 
    After losing the love of her life two and half years ago, she began to transform her life through loss and her first book, Mark My Love, was born. 
    Optimal wellness is also important to Jennifer, who has been practicing yoga 13 years. Jennifer is a Reiki Master, a spiritualist and has been meditating for over 11 years. 
    She currently lives in New York City with her dog Leo Luna. 

    Connect with Jennifer to learn more about her and her background:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferalemany/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennifer.m.alemany/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJenniferMAlemany/ Website: https://jennifermalemany.com/  Book: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Mark-My-Love/  Sign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website. 

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    Ep56: Emily Sander reCHARGED

    Ep56: Emily Sander reCHARGED

    Emily Sander took the time during COVID to write her book and help others become better leaders. And you might think that the decision that changed her life, but you would be wrong. Emily shares her deeply personal story on being adopted from South Korea when she was 5 ½ months old. That marks the situation that changed the trajectory of her life.

    She talks about her wonderful parents who helped her during difficult times (aka kids being mean!). Emily's great advice is to rest your mind in gratitude and change up your surroundings! 

    Emily has spent more than fifteen years in the business world, but when she realized that her favorite role was mentoring leaders, she decided to pursue coaching. As a C-Suite Executive and ICF-Certified coach, she combines her experience and proven insights with a keen ability to understand each client’s unique personality and situation. She is the author of the book, Hacking Executive Leadership. 

    Connect with Emily to learn more about her and her background:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilysander/Website: https://www.nextlevel.coach/Creating a Family (website): https://creatingafamily.org/Adoption Council (website): https://adoptioncouncil.org/Before You Adopt (book): https://www.amazon.com/Before-You-Adopt-Questions-Should/dp/172939308XIn On It (book): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004FV4PTW/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1The Whole Life Adoption (book): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IDHWRY4/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1Adoption the Grafted Tree (book): https://www.amazon.com/Adoption-Grafted-Tree-Laurie-Wishard/dp/0896660095Holt International (website).  https://www.holtinternational.org/Sign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website. 

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Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Alemany_J ,

Inspirational

Keri and Kelly were great to chat with. Both make you feel at home from the very beginning. It was an honor to be a guest on the show. All their guests have such inspirational stories.

Thirsty33 ,

A wonderful experience

I was a guest on the show. Keri and Kelly asked great questions, created a nice atmosphere, and made me feel comfortable discussing my ruptured brain aneurysm recovery. Definitely worth checking out.

JulieNeumark ,

Authentic, curious, thought provoking. And human.

Listening to Keri and Kelly is like hanging out with friends—really smart and interesting friends. I was actually a listener before being asked to be a guest and let me tell you—THAT was a blast! In a crowded world of “helpful” podcasts this one doesn’t try so hard to be an expert or “teach you something.” They don’t have to because their natural curiosity awesome guests (leaving me out of this, they really DO have awesome guests!) = a solid listen that you should do on the reg.

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