It’s time to design new ways of working and create human-centered workplaces where employees thrive and do meaningful work.
Employee stress levels and negative emotions are at an all-time high, and fewer than 1 in 4 employees feel their employers care about their wellbeing. It’s time for a change.
People need to come first.
Join host, future of work consultant, and award-winning author, Monica Bourgeau, as she goes behind the scenes with leaders and changemakers to learn how they are designing workplaces of the future today and how they moved from idea to execution. A former healthcare executive for nearly 25 years, Monica went from burned out, exhausted, and disheartened to mission-driven and excited to wake up every morning. As the CEO of New Phase Partners, she now helps leaders create more human-centric and mission-driven organizations. Get inspired to think about work in a new way, transform your workplace, and bring about lasting change in your part of the world. Let’s get started.
The Exhaustion Gap for Women in the Workplace with Kayla Osterhoff
Monica interviews Kayla Osterhoff, a neuropsychophysiologist and women's health expert whose research is revolutionizing the field of women's health. As a woman in a male-dominant field of work, Kayla often found that she had to work in a masculine way that taxed her physical and mental health. Later she discovered that working in this way was not only taxing, but it was unnatural and harmful for her feminine biology.
In this episode, we talk about the differences between men and women and how we can better design the workplace to help women (and men too!) thrive.
Creating Meaningful Connections with a Hybrid Workforce
Jan Keck of Ask Deep Questions and JanKeck.com joins us today to talk about how to create more meaningful connections in a hybrid work environment.
Jan is an Experience Designer, Facilitator, Trainer, TEDx Speaker, Video Creator, Entrepreneur and Dad of a 3-year old
Jan Keck has been running public events and online experiences that build trust, empower people to share vulnerable stories and turn strangers into friends.
Jan’s mission is to help people feel less alone, so by creating experiences, workshops and programs he is fueling the movement for deeper human connection.
His “Connection Cards” have been used on every continent around the globe and helped turn over 70,000 shallow conversations into deep connections.
In the past few years, he ran over 30 workshops and trainings with over 700 trainers, facilitators, educators, team leaders learning the skills to create engaging, purposeful, inclusive and connecting experiences on Zoom.
Peter Merry, PhD, is a co-founder of Ubiquity University, the Center for Human Emergence in the Netherlands, and other social enterprises. We talk about his book, Why Work?, why people are experiencing higher rates of burnout today, and how we can transition to more fulfilling workplaces.
The Great Rethink
I'm delighted to feature the work of Erik Korvik Ostergaard on today's episode. Erik is a co-founder of Good Morning April, a consulting firm in Denmark. He focuses on futures thinking and the future of work.
Erik is often engaged in complex corporate challenges, typically in the regulated industries. He is an engineer with an acumen in business leadership. Erik is a seasoned podcast host, keynote speaker, and author of two books about the future of work.
We had a lively discussion on a broad range of workplace future-related topics including how jazz music is similar to working in complex work situations, the new phenomenon of quiet quitting (or The Great Rethink in Denmark), and new ways of managing, experimentation, and leading change.
Creating a New Culture in Healthcare
Susan Hingle, MD joins us to discuss her journey in medicine and how advice early on from her residency director prompted her to create the Rush Community Service Initiatives Program and now the Center for Human and Organizational Potential (cHOP) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.
Creating a More Compassionate Workplace
Kami joins us today to talk about creating a more compassionate workplace. We discuss her journey as a therapist and then working in rural healthcare, and now as a leader in creating compassionate communities of care. Kami shares an especially compelling story of a mother who lost a child at birth and how her employer created a compassionate network to support her through her time of loss.
An essential resource for leaders!
I’m happy to hear the conversations with the leaders that Monica has chosen, and her excitement for inspiring positive changes is refreshing. This series would be helpful for leaders in all industries and fields, including my own. I hope to continue hearing how these changes are being implemented in real-world situations and how I can better lead my own team. Thanks Monica!
So happy to see Monica bring her infectious energy to this important topic. As a business owner myself, I enjoy listening to Monica and her guests share their insights on the future of work as we all figure this out together.