19 episodes

Work is a significant part of the human experience. Most of us will spend more time in pursuit of our vocation than we will on any other singular aspect of our lives.

Given how much of ourselves we dedicate to our work, it's not surprising that the workplace can also be a significant source of trauma in our lives.

Workplace Therapy is a podcast that puts the human expriences of work front and center. We'll be discussing the latest trends in workplace trauma and offering solutions on how to move forward. Because if we're going to work together, we need to learn how to heal together.

Workplace Therapy Scott Arrieta, Sarah Gould, Skylar Lewandowski

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Work is a significant part of the human experience. Most of us will spend more time in pursuit of our vocation than we will on any other singular aspect of our lives.

Given how much of ourselves we dedicate to our work, it's not surprising that the workplace can also be a significant source of trauma in our lives.

Workplace Therapy is a podcast that puts the human expriences of work front and center. We'll be discussing the latest trends in workplace trauma and offering solutions on how to move forward. Because if we're going to work together, we need to learn how to heal together.

    18 | Weaponized Words: Productivity

    18 | Weaponized Words: Productivity

    We’re starting a new series here on The Workplace Therapy Podcast called Weaponized Words, where we examine the lexicon we use in the workplace and try to unpack how certain words and phrases might have and unintended impact in our organizations. This week, my co-host Skylar Lewandowski and I take a look at the often-weaponized word, “productivity.” We discuss what productivity is, what it isn’t, where leaders commonly trip up when evaluating productivity and what we can learn to do differently.


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    • 53 min
    17 | How understanding my strengths changed my understanding of my life and my mission with Scott Arrieta, CEO of Unity and Company

    17 | How understanding my strengths changed my understanding of my life and my mission with Scott Arrieta, CEO of Unity and Company

    Deep down, we know that we as humans are all different. We know that we don't all have the same perspectives, abilities and desires. And yet, in so many aspects of our lives, we're encouraged or sometimes even required to foresake our natural strengths and propensities and are instead directed to work tirelessly on mitigating our weaknesses so we can become like everybody else. This approach is exhausting and futile.



    In this week's episode of Workplace Therapy, our hosts discuss an assessment developed by Gallup called Clifton Strenghts (formerly known as Strengths Finder). The Clifton Strengths assessment shines a light on the strengths and talents that make you unique and helps you to understand how to lean into your strengths to accomplish your goals instead of focusing on mitigating your weaknesses.



    This week, Scott Arrieta, CEO of Unity and Company shares his Clifton Strengths results and reflects on how those insights have changed his perspective on work and life.


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    • 42 min
    16 | How discovering my strengths changed my perspective on work and life with Skylar Lewandowski, Director of Special Programs @ Unity & Co

    16 | How discovering my strengths changed my perspective on work and life with Skylar Lewandowski, Director of Special Programs @ Unity & Co

    Deep down, we know that we as humans are all different. We know that we don't all have the same perspectives, abilities and desires. And yet, in so many aspects of our lives, we're encouraged or sometimes even required to foresake our natural strengths and propensities and are instead directed to work tirelessly on mitigating our weaknesses so we can become like everybody else. This approach is exhausting and futile.



    In this week's episode of Workplace Therapy, our hosts discuss an assessment developed by Gallup called Clifton Strenghts (formerly known as Strengths Finder). The Clifton Strengths assessment shines a light on the strengths and talents that make you unique and helps you to understand how to lean into your strengths to accomplish your goals instead of focusing on mitigating your weaknesses.



    This week, Skylar Lewandowski, the Director of Special Programs at Unity and Company shares her Clifton Strengths results and reflects on how those insights have changed her perspective on work and life.


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    • 40 min
    15 | Why more people should consider a career in the skilled trades with Shannon Kahn, CEO of SMK Consulting

    15 | Why more people should consider a career in the skilled trades with Shannon Kahn, CEO of SMK Consulting

    The job market these days is tumultuous to say the least. Large employers are making huge cuts to their staffing and operating models. AI and automation technologies threaten to displace some jobs. And wage growth just isn't keeping pace with increased employer demands for productivity and worker output.



    Meanwhile, elsewhere in the job market, the skilled trades are booming. Demand for jobs like construction are on the rise, and those jobs aren't easy to offset by outsourcing or technology implementations. The skilled trades offer rewarding work, skill development, a fulfilling career path and competitive compensation.With the best of intentions, we as a society have pushed the corporate, cubicle-dwelling life as a significant piece of the American dream. But is it time for us to paint a different picture of a new dream?



    This week on the podcast, we're excited to introduce Shannon Kahn as our guest. Shannon founded SMK Consulting to “Create Profit and Prosperity for Staffing Firms.” With over three decades of staffing industry experience, Shannon has a history of leading teamsthat deliver exceptional results with a focus on driving revenue and profitability, operationalexcellence, and leadership development. Working for both large public companies and nichefirms, she held many executive leadership roles throughout her career. Shannon spent morethan sixteen years working in the skilled trades sector where she developed a passion for theblue-collar workforce and is committed to creating awareness and appreciation for the tradesand other blue-collar professions.



    You won't want to miss this enlightening discussion.


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    14 | What bees can teach us about leadership w/ Katie Desiderio & Michael Frino authors of The Beekeeper

    14 | What bees can teach us about leadership w/ Katie Desiderio & Michael Frino authors of The Beekeeper

    Sometimes you don't have to look very far to find the inspiration you need to take your leadership to the next level. Lessons about life and leadership are everywhere in the world around us.

    On this week's installment of The Workplace Therapy Podcast, our hosts Scott Arrieta and Skylar Lewandowski interview Michael Frino and Katie Desiderio, authors of the best selling book, The Beekeeper: Pollinating Your Organization for Transformative Growth.

    In this week's episode, we'll dive into:
    - Why it's essential for leaders to be proximal
    - Why the ability to accept truth about yourself and the desire to change are among the most important leadership attributes
    - Why leaders don't need to know everything
    - What the true job of a leader is


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    13 | How to lead through change without causing workplace trauma (2/2)

    13 | How to lead through change without causing workplace trauma (2/2)

    In business and in life, change is the only constant. But sometimes, even with the best of intentions, leading a group of people through change can wind up being a traumatic process. In this week's episode of The Workplace Therapy Podcast, our hosts Scott Arrieta (CEO of Unity & Company) and Skylar Lewandowski (Director of Special Programs at Unity & Company) share their experiences with organizational change management initaitives and highlight some things that organizations can do differently to ensure their change efforts are successful.



    Join us as we discuss:

    - Specific tips on how to prepare the company, management and individuals to lead through change effectively

    - Why creating an "army of emissaries" is vital to helping change efforts succeed

    - Why training leaders on emotional regulation, service and compassion is a necessary component of enabling change that is often overlooked.

    - Why leaders should embrance anonymous feedback and use it as an opportunity for personal and company growth

    - Why some companies fail to train their managers on change management and what to do instead


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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

The Food Heals Podcast ,

The therapy you didn’t know you needed

Excited for Scott’s new show! Let’s be honest, we all need some “workplace therapy!” Scott, Sarah, and Skylar do a great job interviewing interesting people with a wide variety of perspectives on the experiences of employees in the workplace. Especially since May is mental health awareness month, it’s a great show to bring awareness to our work experiences and how to navigate them with ease and grace.

agaynor86 ,

Refreshingly brave

It’s a bold thing to address traumatic people and workplaces. It’s a refreshing and emotionally diverse podcast.

SheriTraxler ,

Robust and useful conversations

I’ve already shared multiple episodes. Great diverse insights on culture and how people development impacts bottom line

Brings back memories of what’s worked or not in various environments

Keep these in depth conversations going!

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