DH has evolved from a New York Times® Best Seller to the world’s first culture coach|sulting® [coaching + consulting] company. Since 2010, we’ve shared our expertise as pioneers of culture change using scientific happiness to create profitable, adaptable cultures in 350+ organizations around the world — including companies, such as Starbucks and Sallie Mae. Join our conversation in exploring ideas, stories, experiences, and tools that create happiness in the workplace and in our lives.
Top 10 People F#%! Ups in Organizational Change | Sunny Grosso
In this episode, we talk with DH Culture Chief, Sunny Grosso who shares her updated list of the Top 10 People F#%! Ups in Organizational Change. Sunny describes the need for change in a post pandemic world, as many people have now seen what is most important to them. With an opportunity for a big reset, organizations are scrambling to meet the changing needs of their teams.
Before beginning the list, Sunny explains that the overall #1 reason for F#%! ups in organizational change is that the people fail to commit. Since "not committing" is so broad, she expands on that idea giving 10 examples of how that happens.
Some of her list includes leaders not starting with intrinsic motivation for change, people failing to celebrate small accomplishments along the way, leader misalignment, and the need for people to live the behaviors of change by being consistent, insistent, and persistent.
If you'd like to read Grosso's article on the same topic, click here.
Sunny Grosso is a founding member of the DH coach|sulting® team, a master coach, and a global speaker. For over a decade, she's been inspiring and impacting organizations around the world, bringing her expertise to 20 countries and hundreds of teams. She is leading the charge for more purposeful organizations that create better human experiences, leading to greater business results.
Culture Case Study: 5 Years Later | Joe Camberato, CEO National Business Capital
In this episode we talk with CEO of National Business Capital, Joe Camberato. Joe discusses his decision to take time to shut the business down for two full days, five years ago to go through a culture masterclass. He recalls that at the time he and his team were thriving, the business was growing and succeeding at it's pinnacle, and the culture actually felt great.
Joe was hesitant to pause momentum when things were going so well, but his concern was keeping the great culture they had while the business continued to grow and they added more team members. We talk to Joe about what his hesitancies were in going through a culture renovation and how National Business Capital's culture is doing today.
Joe recounts the difficulty in laying off and furloughing staff during the pandemic and how the culture foundation they laid five years ago has helped them navigate this tumultuous time and bounce back stronger.
Joe Camberato has a passion: Helping small businesses grow – really helping them grow.
His passion has defined an entrepreneurial journey that began in his spare bedroom in 2007 where, after discovering a world of private lending that few small business owners knew existed, Joe turned his fascination into a business. Its mission: understand a client’s needs, match them to the right lender, do it fast & with integrity.
Today, as the nation’s unrivaled FinTech Marketplace, National Business Capital & Services has secured over $1 Billion in business financing and embraced a visionary focus: Innovating the Way Entrepreneurs Grow.® As Joe was helping businesses finance their growth, he grew his to 100+ employees without private equity. Along the way he learned a lot about how to architect a business to scale.
Now, in addition to providing access to funding, he helps clients learn how to build businesses that run themselves, by working “on them” not in them. His passion has also inspired him to build “GrowByJoe” on YouTube to share his insights, along with his seat on Forbes Finance Council and he is also an active member of YPO. In 2020 Joe’s vision has new meaning as National is helping small businesses weather the COVID crisis and adapt to thrive in the post-pandemic ‘new normal’.
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Team Building Using Virtual Reality! | Brett A. McCall
In this episode you'll get to hear our podcast host, Paul Osincup try a virtual reality experience for the first time. He'll be guided by the episode guest Brett A. McCall, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Better Than Unicorns. After Brett guides Paul through his first VR experience, they discuss how companies are using virtual reality to build culture, especially for remote workers.
Paul and Brett discuss the universal language of gesture and how VR allows us to use our bodies and experience genuine empathy and emotion with others in any setting. Can VR be used to create more empathy and understanding by giving people access to attend past historical events or experience the world in a different identity? How can teams use VR to build trust and connection with one another or create more innovative solutions? These are the questions we tackle in this episode!
Brett A. McCall is the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Better Than Unicorns, a uniquely magical company manifested in Asheville, NC that pairs virtual reality with facilitation specifically for personal growth, team building, leadership development, and connection. Join their interactive community at: dazzle.betterthanunicorns.com
Don't forget to check out the Delivering Happiness website for all of our workshops, courses, and keynotes!
From Purpose to Profits: How a Coaching Session Led This Immigrant Woman To Become a VC Founder | Kelly Lei
Some DH podcast listeners have wondered "What happened to the Cohost Kelly Lei?" Let's just say one of our DH coaches was too good at his job, lol. After some one on one coaching conversations Kelly realized that her purpose/dream/mission was really to find a way to provide people from traditionally underrepresented groups new opportunities to create capital.
Born in Macau, Kelly immigrated to the U.S. when she was 12 and her parents were a waitress and chef who did not speak any English. Kelly realized that because her parents had family members who believed in them and helped them invest, they were able to build capital and create financially stability for her family. Now, Kelly is taking that same type of family support global. She founded a successful new VC firm, Finclusive Ventures who's goal is to elevate diverse founders and investors in early stages by creating new opportunities for all.
In this episode, Kelly shares how a coaching call led to her following her dream, as well as the process of using values to form the foundation of a new start up. In discussing the meaning behind her work, Kelly shares that about 87% of VC funding goes to all male founding teams, about 2% goes to all women and less than .5% goes to women of color founders and that there are huge gaps in the marketplace for ideas from some of these underrepresented groups.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: From Buzzwords to Behaviors | Jeannine Carter
We talk with Jeannine Carter, Founder & CEO of Incluvations about what leaders can do during these times of racial injustice and pain to create safe, inclusive, and diverse work cultures. Jeannine shares some of the basic frameworks for understanding the differences between diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) along with ideas for how leaders can begin this complex work.
Jeannine and Paul discuss why diversity by itself is not enough to sustain an organization and how a diverse team who does not feel included or that things are equitable may lead to burnout and turnover. Jeannine also shares examples of how to become a more inclusive leader, steps to new awareness, and some of the most common issues around DEI that her clients are facing.
Jeannine Carter is Founder, CEO & Chief Innovator, of Incluvations a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) consulting firm. With over 20 years experience in the global Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) field., Jeannine has worked on complex efforts, across many dimensions of diversity, in multiple industries having assisted many Fortune 500 companies, small organizations, and institutions in achieving their goals.
Jeannine has held internal senior leadership positions at companies, such as Facebook, Deloitte & Touche, Denver Public Schools, and Newmont Mining Corporation. Additionally, while at The Kaleidoscope Group, a firm she co-founded, Jeannine also served as an external diversity and inclusion consultant serving multiple industries. She received her B.A. from Stanford University in International Relations and MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Philanthropically, Jeannine serves as a board member and advisor of organizations such as Black Star Fund, Summer Search and The Moxie Exchange.
Contact Jeannine at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Humor Advantage: Boosting Well-Being & Performance With Humor | Paul Osincup
Did you know that according to the Harvard Business Review, leaders with any sense of humor are seen as 27% more motivating & admired than those who don't joke around? What about that according to the Journal of Business Psychology, people who watched funny videos on their break were twice as productive when returning to work than those who took a break with no humor?
In this episode, our host Paul Osincup has switched seats as Kelly Lei returns to interview him about how we can intentionally use our sense of humor as a mindfulness tool to enhance health, well-being, and performance! Paul shares a couple of "Humor Habits" that will help you laugh more often and start rewiring your brain to look for & savor the funny moments in life.
When we're stressed out, burned out, or checked out, people often say, "You need to laugh it off" or "Have a sense of humor about it". That's great, but nobody ever tells us HOW to do that. In the new DH online course "The Humor Advantage" , you'll learn techniques for developing your sense of humor into an intentional mindfulness tool to reduce stress and boost your well-being and productivity. Using a combination of proven strategies & research from positive psychology, neuroscience, improv, and stand-up comedy, you'll leave with numerous actionable ways to start using your own sense of humor as a mindfulness tool!
Along with hosting the Delivering Happiness Podcast, Paul Osincup is an international Speaker and Culture Coach|Sultant. Paul's global mission for workplace happiness has provided him the opportunity to work with hundreds of organizations including Cisco, Nasdaq, The U.S. AirForce, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Leadership.
What you may not know about Paul is that he's one of only 60 "Certified Humor Professionals" in the world, and is a leading expert in the field of applied humor. Paul's TEDx Talk “Leading with Laughter, the Power of Humor in Leadership” has been viewed nearly a half a million times and he's the President of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, an international organization dedicated to the study and application of humor to enhance health and human performance. Paul’s work has been highlighted in The New York Times, Forbes, and on his mom’s refrigerator.
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Fun Solutions - great ideas on how to increase the Fun Factor in the job!!
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