Natalie Spooner is a member of the Team Canada National Hockey team and is the first player to compete for the National Women’s Team, the National Women’s Under-22 Team and the National Women’s Under-18 Team. She competed in her first Olympic Games at Sochi 2014 where she scored the first two goals in Canada’s 3-1 semifinal victory over Switzerland en route to the gold medal. She was also a member of Canada’s silver medal-winning squad at PyeongChang 2018. In addition to her hockey pursuits, she has been a contestant on both Amazing Race Canada and Battle of the Blades.  She is a strong advocate for women's hockey and girls in sport. Jamie and Natalie talk about tenacity, resiliency, her Big Blue Quarantine Couch and women in sport.  Listen to her insights into building a strong team based on diversity of personality, strengths and thought.  Hear what it is like to intensely train for the Olympics and also how Natalie finds joy in teaching and inspiring young girls. JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS
Laura Gassner Otting is the best-selling author of Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life. She is a top ranked speaker and considered a top thought leader on mission-driven work.  She has been interviewed on Good Morning America, The Today Show and the Jordan Harbinger Podcast.   In this episode, Jamie and Laura talk about families adjusting to self isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, taking this time to reflect both personally and as a family, and carving your own path moving forward.  Her energy and enthusiasm is refreshing.  Listen to find out how you can move past limiting beliefs and practices to a life of fulfillment. She walks through some practical strategies you can use in order to define your own path, whether that means a pivot in your career and your job or something new entirely - something many people are re-evaluating in their lives right now.  We’ll discuss why we sometimes feel stuck and unfulfilled because of the way we define success and chase happiness and what we can do instead.  Laura’s entrepreneurial edge has been well-honed over a 25-year career that started as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House, . She left a leadership role at a top nonprofit search firm, to expand the startup Laura also founded and ran the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, which she sold to the team that helped her build it, both because she was hungry for the next chapter and because she held an audacious dream of electing our nation’s first female president. Along the way, while serving on Hillary Clinton’s National Finance Committee, she was asked to do a TEDx talk which became so popular that it launched a speaking career. Laura has spoken across the United States and internationally to universities, companies, conferences, accelerators, TEDx, and the US Military. JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS
In this episode host Jamie Allison talks with Chester Elton about the power of leading with gratitude.  People want and need to know their work is appreciated. Showing gratitude to employees is the easiest, fastest, most inexpensive way to boost performance. New research shows that gratitude boosts employee engagement, reduces turnover, and leads team members to express more gratitude to one another—strengthening team bonds. Studies have also shown that gratitude is beneficial for those expressing it and is one of the most powerful variables in predicting a person’s overall well-being—above money, health, and optimism.  Despite these benefits, few executives effectively utilize this simple tool. In fact, new research reveals “people are less likely to express gratitude at work than anyplace else.”  In this episode Chester shares his unfiltered expertise on how to close the "gratitude gap". He believes showing gratitude isn’t just about being nice, it’s about being smart—really smart—and it’s a skill that everyone can easily learn. Chester is a #1 Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement and Teamwork Expert.  He has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. He has been called the “apostle of appreciation” by The Globe and Mail, “creative and refreshing‚” by the New York Times, and a “must read for modern managers” by CNN. Elton is co-author of the multiple award-winning New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling leadership book, All In, The Carrot Principle, and The Best Team Wins. His newest book is Leading with Gratitude(March 3/20 launch). His books have been translated in more than 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. Elton is often quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company and the New York Times. He has appeared on NBC’s Today, CNN,  ABC,  MSNBC, National Public Radio and CBS’s 60 Minutes. For the video version check out the YouTube Channel version at JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS
In this HRchat episode, we chat with Jen Phillips Kirkwood, VP TheEDGE-Future of Work, at ADP.Jen is responsible for the overall execution of the Future of Work Team, TheEDGE, to provide just in time ideation in innovation for worldwide companies. The goal of TheEDGE is to support Global Enterprise Solutions in elevating the HCM transformation consulting experience. She has been a champion for all things Future of Work, Data, Innovation and Women in Stem. Jen will be participating in a panel at Hacking HR's HR Innovation and Future of Work Global Online Conference and Workshop on March 3 – 6. The panel will consider the topic of The Future of Work from the C-Suite.This episode of the HRchat show is supported by Espresa, a firm helping to define and ignite the HR tech space to disrupt culture for good.We do our best to ensure editorial objectivity. The views and ideas shared in this episode are entirely independent of our show sponsors. There is no relationship between the guest and companies advertising within the podcasts published by The HR Gazette or it's partners.   
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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11 hours, 33 minutes