15 episodes

We believe that business growth follows personal growth. A business must therefore develop their people before anything else. We also believe that the most long term and sustainable approach to growing people within a business is to build a culture that fosters this growth.

These two beliefs have driven to us to find and interview others that also believe these on our show: The Culture Builders Podcast.

The Culture Builders Podcast by Hoppier Cassy Aite

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We believe that business growth follows personal growth. A business must therefore develop their people before anything else. We also believe that the most long term and sustainable approach to growing people within a business is to build a culture that fosters this growth.

These two beliefs have driven to us to find and interview others that also believe these on our show: The Culture Builders Podcast.

    Episode #14 - Values Over Culture with Zoe Johannas of Catchafire

    Episode #14 - Values Over Culture with Zoe Johannas of Catchafire

    In this episode of The Culture Builders Podcast, Zoe shares details of the Catchafire work environment, desired leadership qualities and strategies to elicit employee motivation.

    The crux of Zoe's job is to connect Catchafire's employees to what they feel inspired by. Zoe shares how she incorporates this into Catchafire's recruitment process, the development of their culture and why values are typically a precursor to the development of an effective culture.

    • 15 min
    Episode #13 - How Fostering a Proactive Support System can Fuel Growth with Erin Miller of Lulu Press

    Episode #13 - How Fostering a Proactive Support System can Fuel Growth with Erin Miller of Lulu Press

    In this episode of The Culture Builders Podcast, we are joined by Erin Miller, the Vice President of People & Culture at Lulu Press, to discuss how building a proactive support system for employees can increase productivity and foster a more positive work environment. 

    Erin started her career in sales, but after realising the potential of people management, she moved into people leadership to work toward boosting satisfaction and therefore productivity of employees. Erin emphasises the importance of building a culture of trust among employees, providing a safe space and building an inclusive culture.

    She covers:


    The story behind Erin’s career shift
    How to incorporate sales skills into people development strategies
    The importance of providing a supportive environment for employees
    How companies can nurture an inclusive culture for their people to allow them to progress professionally
    Ways in which companies can develop their people and teams
    The metrics that can be used to measure success
    How to be an active listener
    Using curiosity to seek understanding and avoid assumptions

    • 26 min
    Episode #12 - How Culture Retains Employees with Megan Paterson of Kinaxis

    Episode #12 - How Culture Retains Employees with Megan Paterson of Kinaxis

    According to Megan, a compelling culture, the right investment in the people, whilst giving them scope to excel in various departments and roles can really impact growth. Megan believes it is important to say yes to all kinds of opportunities irrespective of whether you know if you will be able to succeed, if you're smart and hard-working, the rest will fall together.

    Tune in to this episode and learn:


    The importance of culture in growing a company
    How to be self-reliant and committed to supporting others and yourself
    The importance of an open, collaborative working environment
    How to ensure your core values that resonate with each new hire you make
    Importance of growing people and their careers through development programs
    The importance of giving employees different experiences to keep them challenged and engaged

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    • 27 min
    Episode #11 - How a Functional Office Environment and The Well-Being Of Employees Impacts Growth with Jessica Marucci of Catalyst Software

    Episode #11 - How a Functional Office Environment and The Well-Being Of Employees Impacts Growth with Jessica Marucci of Catalyst Software

    In this episode of The Culture Builders Podcast, Jessica talks about how she made a career out of her love for people. As the head of People and Places at Catalyst Software, Jessica throws some light on a functional office's leadership side and how to keep the office environment proactive.

    Having an experience of 10 years at Digital Ocean as the director of the employee experience, Jessica looks at the office culture to focus on the employee's mental well-being and the office experience. Jessica shares that she loves people, and that's why she thrives at what she does. Jessica talks about the type of values that are significant at the Catalyst Software, which includes transparency. She gives herself credit for being able to listen to other people before reacting or forming an opinion. During COVID, the CEO of Catalyst would ask employees to take a break for their mental health. The remote situation during COVID was not an issue for them since their setup is entirely based in New York only.

    Tune in to this episode and learn:


    How can a company keeps the growth pattern constant during COVID
    What is the inspiration and derive that ignites leadership
    Importance of team’s collaborations and participation of each stakeholder in a company
    How to maintain transparency in the workplace.
    How to scale companies and ensure that clients are involved in eliminating any toxicity in the workplace.
    How fun-filled activities can motivate employees for massive productivity

    • 17 min
    Episode #10 - How Great Leadership and Open Communication Create A Culture That Lasts with Keira Torkko of Assent Compliance Inc.

    Episode #10 - How Great Leadership and Open Communication Create A Culture That Lasts with Keira Torkko of Assent Compliance Inc.

    In today's world, fast growth is considered vital for a company's success. But how can companies balance that growth with a company culture that prioritizes people first? In this episode of The Culture Builders podcast, we discuss that and more with Keira Torkko, VP of employee experience at Assent Compliance. With years of experience spanning multiple diverse fields and a passion for sports and coaching, Keira believes in inspiring change through leadership.

    According to Keira, a culture of growth and inquiry can only be cultivated by having a committed and accessible leadership that actively promotes these qualities. Approaching challenges as puzzles to be solved together and advocating for employees at all times is a step to creating enduring values.

    • 24 min
    Episode #9 - How Companies Can Lead With Empathy to Put People First with Erin Blaskie of Fellow

    Episode #9 - How Companies Can Lead With Empathy to Put People First with Erin Blaskie of Fellow

    Erin Blaskie, the director of marketing at Fellow, has been a keen storyteller and a tech aficionado from an early age. Logically, this lead her to pursue an acclaimed career in digital marketing while also being passionate about community building. In this episode, Erin shares her insights into why leadership that embraces a strong 'why' is what attracts passionate people and why authenticity and transparency are key to ensuring that people can thrive in their roles. 

    • 38 min

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