Updated: Dec 29, 2022
[CHICAGO] - Calling all podcast listeners! Spark This Day is proud to introduce a new podcast titled “Capital P in People Work”, which discusses the intersection of People, Wellness and the Future of Work.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, Gabby Lubin (Founder and CEO of Spark This Day) will sit down to chat with HR professionals, Chief People Officers, change-makers, investors, and CEOs to illuminate the realistic and ideal experiences for People in the workplace.
Here’s a sneak peak at some guests this season:
Kimone Napier, M.S. (she/her/hers)
Kimone Napier is the Founder & CEO of Hire Breakthrough™. Through her work, she coaches founders and organizations on how to build strong teams using an intentional hiring approach. Kimone has over 10 years of experience in HR, operations, and engineering. She is a speaker, consultant, and strategist whose work has been groundbreaking in building strong teams, conflict management, and helping founders reclaim their time. Throughout her career, she has worked in places where candidates were underrepresented and founders were misinformed. She believes that when you focus on the power of people over profits you deliver a better experience for both you and the candidates.
Leang Chung (she/her/hers)
Leang Chung is the Founder of Pelora Stack, a career coaching company helping mid-career people who are navigating their “first”. The first time they lead a team as an early-stage founder. The first time they change careers. The first time they manage people. Or, the first time they become a solopreneur.
Leang is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and has been featured in Elpha, Diversity Women Media, Tech Ladies, All Raise, SHRM, and Forbes.
Alex Hernandez (he/him/his)
Alex is the co-founder of Jobgether.
After working for 10 years in the headhunting industry in London & Paris, he is now based in Madrid and believes the future of work will be remote, flexible, asynchronous and global.
Andy Storch (he/him/his)
Andy is also the founder and host of the Talent Development Think Tank conference and community.
Andy is passionate about helping people fulfill their true potential and his book, Own Your Career Own Your Life, is designed to help people stop drifting and take control of their futures.
Most importantly, Andy is a husband, father and friend who is on a mission to get the absolute most out of life and inspire others to do the same.
On each episode, each guest will be asked to provide the P word that best aligns with how they’re thinking about their work at the moment. That way, listeners get a different perspective on People work each time they tune in!
Here are the facts:
50% of people quit due to burnout
87% of companies say that retention is a concern
94% of leaders believe future of work initiatives are important
Yet a recent Boston Group report found that less than 20% of surveyed companies reported setting these initiatives to increase employee retention as priorities on their CEO agenda.
It’s through research like this and her own practical experience that Gabby discovered the harsh realities a lack of wellness and a toxic workplace can bring about. In the first episode she states “If an individual knows their self care routine and knows what they need but they exist in a toxic work environment, no self care can save them. No self care can save them. They have to leave or they are going to burnout.”
What does this all mean? Well, it brings to light the fact that the People are a Priority, so People Professionals need to be equipped with tools to best support their staff in order to increase employee well-being, retention, and inclusion.
With the creation of this podcast, Gabby does not promise a plug and chug solution to the burnout professionals often experience due to the workplace.
Instead, she helps break down the complexities that exist in People work and navigates ways of moving towards the future of this space for the next generation of workplace professionals.