DiscoverShine at Work (formerly known as Getting off the Hamster Wheel)Episode 36 - Believing That Change Is Always Possible
Episode 36 - Believing That Change Is Always Possible

Episode 36 - Believing That Change Is Always Possible

Update: 2021-11-29


In this week’s episode, I talk with Stephan Vincent.  In college, Stephan was interested in “business” but he wanted to apply psychology to the human experience and help companies build amazing cultures.  ‘But at that point that’s not what HR did”.  So he went into marketing and thought about the customer experience instead.  Fast forward several years, and the business world caught up with Stephan’s initial goal of employee experience but at that point, he didn’t have the supposed expertise to move into HR.  So he created his own group and community to not only explore his beliefs but learn from others.  Now he works at a company focused on learning and experience and leads the People First Community!

More about Stephan Vincent...
"Leaders who don't care about their employees will eventually be surrounded by people who don't care about their business."

Through my 20+ year experience building and leading teams, I strongly believe that in order to build a winning, inspiring and caring culture, a leader must place their collaborators at the center of their strategy.  As a thought leader/disruptor in Employee Experience (EX) and a pioneer in B2E (Business-To-Employee) Marketing, I help organizations transform their company culture by adopting a human-centric, CX and brand mindset to increase employee attraction, retention and engagement.

I’m excited to be part of LifeGuides’ Executive Team to help its customers shape a culture of caring and put their employees at the heart of their HR strategy.  I’m the founder and Chief Human Rebellion Officer at the People-First Community (formerly eX Podcast and eX Summit), and the author of the “B2E branding - a path to employee experience” manifesto.

How to connect with Stephan...
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In this episode you’ll specifically learn...

  • How to candidates can ask challenging questions during an interview to really learn what the culture  is like at that organization
  • How as an employee, you have the power to change the culture in your organization
  • How to challenge the traditional skill set expectations and demonstration how your skills fill that gap

I’m Karen Weeks, the Founder & Principal Coach at KDW Coaching, the host of the Shine at Work podcast, a speaker, published author, Girls in Tech NYC board member and award winning culture leader (currently leading the People team at Ordergroove). My purpose is guiding individuals to get unstuck from a career that is draining them and transform their careers so they can feel the same renewed energy I did all those years ago when I transitioned from theatre to human resources to coaching. I live in NYC with my husband and furry babies! 

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Episode 36 - Believing That Change Is Always Possible

Episode 36 - Believing That Change Is Always Possible