Category: development

  • episode 59: what if they say no?

    episode 59: what if they say no?

    In this episode, Jenna and elli delved into the complexities of advocating for oneself in the workplace and what happens when it doesn’t go the way you wanted. The episode highlights the importance of resilience, persistence, and viewing setbacks as a time to learn.

  • episode 58: what if you are neurodiverse?

    episode 58: what if you are neurodiverse?

    In this episode, Elli and Jenna discuss neurodiversity with former consultant and current student Emma.  The trio explore what it means to experience and interact with the world in various ways, the concept of masking, and how understanding and perceptions of neurodiversity are evolving over time. Resources to explore: ADHD Self Reported Assessment Autism Self…

  • episode 57: what if you hit the bottom?

    episode 57: what if you hit the bottom?

    Hey there, Professional Humans! In this episode, hosts Elli and Jenna chat with their long-time friend, Ben Steinbach, about something we’ve all faced: feeling totally overwhelmed.Ben shares his own story of hitting, and growing through, a breaking point and how he uses the analogy of ‘the Gardener and the Flower’ as a way to think…

  • episode 56: live episode

    episode 56: live episode

    It’s live episode time!! Elli and Jenna, a dynamic audience of Professional Humans, and Fathom Consulting CEO, Kate McRoberts, come together to celebrate the launch of Gray Cardigan and its founder, Mark Hines.Their discussion tackles the often-undiscussed topic of asking for help, delving into the value and the challenges that can present, especially in professional…

  • episode 55: what if you need a coach?

    episode 55: what if you need a coach?

    In “What if you need a coach?”, Elli and Jenna talk with the lovely and lively Alison Gretz about her journey from corporate design leader to launching her own coaching business. They delve into the essence of coaching versus traditional leadership, and Alison shares her more authentic spin on the ‘fake it til you make…

  • episode 53: what if you started a business?

    episode 53: what if you started a business?

    Elli and Jenna chat with Mark Hines (Gray Cardigan) and Robert Nelson (Soto Digital),  wonderful folks who’ve recently dived into different entrepreneurship ventures. They share their experiences making the leap, tackling everything from dreaming up ideas to drawing in clients and nailing down prices. It’s all about the crucial choices they made early on and…

  • episode 52: normalizing equity and facing our biases

    episode 52: normalizing equity and facing our biases

    As we wrap our series in partnership with the University of Minnesota about facing and addressing racism in the workplace, our guests Denise, Linford and Gabriel share ideas for how to continue to normalize the behaviors that will drive more equity and less bias.

  • episode 51: typecasting yourself

    episode 51: typecasting yourself

    As we continue our exploration into how race and bias impact our work experience, we talk with Bruce and Ryan about their experience with typecasting themselves into the same roles repeatedly and how that might inhibit professional growth.

  • episode 50: mentoring and allyship for black professionals

    episode 50: mentoring and allyship for black professionals

    Aileen and Elli talk with Lynn Farmer and Terry Harris about the experiences they’ve had with mentors and allies. Lynn and Terry share great insights that will help anyone in a leadership role or early in their career.

  • episode 49: understanding racism at work

    episode 49: understanding racism at work

    Live Episode in partnership with the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management The events that have unfolded in our country since Memorial Day, when George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis, have been staggering. People all over the world have been sad, lost, outraged, and grasping for what can be done to help. Help has…