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Why are We Gathering for Work, Anyway?



On What’s Your Work Fit we pose this viewer question: Why are We Gathering for Work, Anyway?

Answering that question and others is our guest, Terry Wiener.

Terry is a Workplace and Team-Effectiveness Thought Leader and Dropbox’s Former Head of Virtual First.

This week’s lead question was posed by Dan and our Co-Hosts for the What’s Your Work Fit in the Workplace? Series Mark Gilbreath and Francis Saele.

During this information packed episode, we discover Terry’s answer to the question “what’s your work fit?’ Her personal vision surely will resonate with many career professionals.

About our guest:

Terry Wiener is a Workplace and Team-Effectiveness Thought Leader and Dropbox’s Former Head of Virtual First. She is also a key advisor to Liquidspace. Terry lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

This episode originated as a live show on October 25, 2023. You can watch the show in its entirety on the What’s Your Work Fit YouTube Channel.

EPISODE DATE: November 3, 2023

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How Do I Present as a Human at Work?



On What’s Your Work Fit we pose this viewer question: How Do I Present as a Human at Work?

Answering that question and others is our guest, Shelley Goldstein.

Shelley is an internationally acclaimed public speaking coach who helps clients gain the confidence that they need to become effective and captivating communicators in the workplace and in life.

This week’s lead question was posed by What’s Your Work Fit? viewer Idris:

Idris is a knowledge worker in the Chicagoland area. Idris loved the cameraderie that he felt existed before the pandemic shut everything down.

In 2022, his company gave up their big headquarters office in the Chicago suburbs and adopted [a more] distributed workplace model which, Idris says, is [at best] a work-in-progress.

While he and his teammates do gather IRL, Idris feels as if his own humanness has taken a hit. During most of his day, he’s stuck in front of a screen for team meetings and client presentations. And he feels that he no longer relates well to others in work and in life.

Now Idris asks: how do I present as a human at work?

During this information packed episode, we revisit Shelley’s answer to the question “what’s your work fit?’ Her personal vision surely will resonate with many career professionals.

About our guest:

Shelley Goldstein is an internationally acclaimed public speaking coach who helps clients gain the confidence that they need to become effective and captivating communicators in the workplace and in life. Shelley lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

This episode originated as a live show on October 18, 2023. You can watch the show in its entirety on the What’s Your Work Fit YouTube Channel.

EPISODE DATE: October 27, 2023

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When Should I Take a Pause at Work?



On What’s Your Work Fit we pose this viewer question: When Should I Take a Pause at Work?

Answering that question and others is our guest, Briar Dougherty.

Briar is the CEO and Founder of Career Organic, an online resource for ambitious career professionals.

This week’s lead question was posed by What’s Your Work Fit? viewer Riley:

Riley is a knowledge worker at a tech company. She loves the everyday-a-new-challenge-to-overcome vibe of her workplace. Riley’s hyper focused on her deliverables, tries her best to be a good team member, and her higher-ups just increased her salary.

Good on you, Riley!

But here’s the rub. Riley is so passionate about her work that she says she forgets to step away from it. Milestones in her personal life slipped. She didn’t take a summer vacation this year like she hoped because of FOMO (or fear of missing out).

It wasn’t until one of her parents called her on her workaholic tendencies that she realized she’d never questioned her lack of an off switch. So, for her, it is no longer IF she should take a pause at work.

Now Riley asks: WHEN should I take a pause at work?

During this information packed episode, we revisit Briar’s answer to the question “what’s your work fit?’ Her personal vision surely will resonate with many career professionals.

About our guest:

Briar Dougherty and her team at Career Organic write résumés, craft LinkedIn profiles, and coach career professionals for interviews and job transitions.  She lives and works in a mountainside community near Atlanta, Georgia.

This episode originated as a live show on September 13, 2023. You can watch the show in its entirety on the What’s Your Work Fit YouTube Channel.

EPISODE DATE: September 22, 2023

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What is “Return to Office” Really About?



On What’s Your Work Fit we pose this viewer question: What is “Return to Office” Really About?

We are joined by our new What’s Your Work Fit in the Workplace? series co-hosts Mark Gilbreath and Fran Saele.

For ten years, Mark has stubbornly held onto the conviction that the commercial real estate industry’s grip on how and where we work needs a complete reset.

As Founder and CEO of LiquidSpace, Mark is helping some of the coolest companies and their employees around the world to “work from where it works, for you, your team, the planet.”

And Fran is a globally recognized workplace and commercial real estate solutions expert and a frequent commentator on LinkedIn in the area of future of work and workplace.

His professional passion includes the dynamic new ways of work and the transformation of the workplaces to support it.

This week’s lead question was posed by What’s Your Work Fit? viewer Marsha:

Marsha is a not typical consumer of mainstream media for she thinks that one topic in particular, the return to the office, has become unnecessarily polarized—with a tilt towards “return to the office or else” warnings.

And she doesn’t think that the TV discussions are all that helpful, because many guests booked on cable TV morning shows often glorify the pre-pandemic workplace experience.

So, Marsha asks: what is “return to the office” really about?

During this information packed episode, Mark also answers “what’s your work fit?’ His personal vision surely will resonate with many career professionals.

About our What’s Your Work Fit in the Workplace? co-costs:

Mark Gilbreath is the founder, CEO and skipper of Liquidspace which powers clients’ hybrid workplaces with its global marketplace of on-demand office space and its workplace management platform. He lives and works in Ketchum, Idaho.

Fran Saele is a veteran of the commercial real estate space who held senior executive positions with Accenture, CBRE, and Newmark. On LinkedIn, He publishes some of the-most compelling thought-leadership on future of work and workplace. Fran first appeared on What’s Your Work Fit? in April 2023. He lives and works in Cincinnati, Ohio.

This episode originated as a live show on September 6, 2023. You can watch the show in its entirety on the What’s Your Work Fit YouTube Channel.

EPISODE DATE: September 15, 2023

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How Can I Avoid Being a People Pleaser?



On What’s Your Work Fit we pose this viewer question: How Can I Avoid Being a People Pleaser?

Our guest is Jahmaal Marshall.

Jahmaal is a certified counselor, public speaker, podcast host and mentor who addresses burnout, codependency, and people pleasing. 

This week’s lead question was posed by What’s Your Work Fit? viewer Bennett:

Bennett graduated from college in May and landed his first job soon after. He’s working on a client service team at a co-located office located in a major city.

By all accounts, Bennett is doing well on the job. And his boss seems to enjoy working with him. But Bennett almost always takes on more tasks and responsibilities than he needs to, because it seems to please his boss. And it does. The boss wrote in his first review of Bennett: he has a lot of grit!

But Bennett’s behavior doesn’t make his team mates happy.

That cold splash of water to the face happened recently when one of Bennett’s co-workers called him out for taking care of others—most notably their boss—and not himself. And it’s true: Bennett seems to be working crazy long hours, not taking care of himself, and he is starting to dread the job and is thinking of finding a new one.  

So, Bennett asks: how can I avoid being a people pleaser?

During this information packed episode, Jahmaal also answers “what’s your work fit?’ His personal vision surely will resonate with many career professionals.

About our guest:

Jahmaal Marshall is the founder of the Listen Then Speak, LLC consultancy and the executive producer and host of the Listen Then Speak Podcast.

This episode originated as a live show on August 16, 2023. You can watch the show in its entirety on the What’s Your Work Fit YouTube Channel.

EPISODE DATE: August 25, 2023

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How Do I Keep My Boss From Invading My ME Time?



On What’s Your Work Fit we pose this viewer question: How Do I Keep My Boss From Invading My ME Time?

Our guest is Geoff Woliner.

Geoff is the executive producer and host of the entertaining 40 Going on 4 live show on LinkedIn. He is also an author, motivational speaker, and consultant who leverages humor for organizational team-building.

This week’s lead question was posed by What’s Your Work Fit? viewer Helen:

Helen is a marketing operations manager at a hospitality company. Helen’s work can be very intense, she says “it’s like juggling axe handles and bowling balls.” She is good at her job and, to make sure things don’t go BOOM, she’s built redundancies into her work, with dependable people and processes, that ensure excellent quality control.

Helen manages her day well and strives to make work a wonderful part of a day doing other wonderful things, a work fit.

But Helen’s boss knows no boundaries. He’s made her cancel dentist visits and hair appointments, and worse, she had to miss her kid’s first swim practice. Helen is frustrated, especially since she’s already cancelled two hair appointments on short notice. Her stylist says she’ll fire Helen as a client after a third cancellation.

Helen likes her job, but in frustration she asks: How do I keep my boss from invading my ME time?

During this information packed episode, Geoff also answers “what’s your work fit?’ His personal vision surely will resonate with many career professionals.

About our guest:

Geoff Woliner is the executive producer and host of the 40 Going on 4 live show on LinkedIn. He is also the author of The Path to Perfectia. Geoff lives and works in Alexandria, Virginia.

This episode originated as a live show on August 9, 2023. You can watch the show in its entirety on the What’s Your Work Fit YouTube Channel.

EPISODE DATE: August 18, 2023

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Can I Replace My Manager With a Coach?



On What’s Your Work Fit we pose this viewer question: Can I Replace My Manager With a Coach?

Our guest is Christine Passo

Christine is an esteemed Life and Connection Coach who leads her clients to unapologetic relationships in the workplace and world.

This week’s lead question was posed by What’s Your Work Fit? viewer Marley:

Marley is a senior program manager at a life sciences company. A few months ago, she read an article (in Forbes) about a company that replaced all of its managers with coaches.

At first, Marley was terrified at the thought of such organizational change, especially since she gets along well with her hiring manager. But the question intrigues her as there are days when her journey to work fit would be better and sooner realized if she had access to intentional career coaching

So Marley asks: can I replace my manager with a coach?

During this information packed episode, Christine also answers “what’s your work fit?’ Her personal vision surely will resonate with many career professionals.

About our guest:

Christine Passo is Principal at Christine Passo LLC. She lives and works in Norfolk, Virginia.

This episode originated as a live show on July 26, 2023. You can watch the show in its entirety on the What’s Your Work Fit YouTube Channel.

EPISODE DATE: August 4, 2023

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How Do I Engage a Career Mentor?



On What’s Your Work Fit we pose this viewer question: How Do I Engage a Career Mentor?

Our guest is Stefan Bradham.

Stefan is the VP of Marketing and Communications at the National Minority Supplier Development Council in Washington, D.C.

He is also the VP of Mentoring for the D.C. Chapter of the American Marketing Association; through his professional involvements, Stefan helps organizations and people to “find themselves” through strategic marketing and other capabilities.

This week’s lead question was posed by What’s Your Work Fit? viewer Claire:

Claire is new-to-the-workplace. And, she has a lot of ambition. Claire recognizes that she’d benefit by receiving the regular insight and advice of a career mentor, to help her shape her workplace experience. But she doesn’t know how to go about getting one.

So Claire asks: how do I engage a career mentor?

During this information packed episode, Stefan also answers “what’s your work fit?’ His personal vision surely will resonate with many career professionals.

About our guest:

Stefan Bradham is the VP of Marketing and Communications for the National Minority Supplier Development Council, a trade association. He lives and works in Washington, D.C.

This episode originated as a live show on July 19, 2023. You can watch the show in its entirety on the What’s Your Work Fit YouTube Channel.

EPISODE DATE: July 28, 2023

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How Do I Promote People Who Don’t Look Like Me?



On What’s Your Work Fit we pose this viewer question: How Do I Promote People Who Don’t Look Like Me?

Our guest is Lauren Daley PhD.

Lauren is a globally recognized future of work expert, advocate for women in the workplace, public speaker, career coach, and educator.

This week’s lead question was posed by What’s Your Work Fit? viewer Devin:

Devin is a senior manager and “top B school” MBA; he leads a team of 20 VP-level managers. Throughout his career, Devin followed the edicts of the C-suite to hire and promote career professionals with similar pedigrees and philosophies about work and workplace.

And for many years, that strategy seemed to work.

But Devin laments that promoting people who looked like him rendered a culture that blots out diverse points of view. What is more, because of rigid return-to-office (RTO) policies, Devin adds that his company hasn’t retained top people.

He asks: how do I promote people who DON’T look like me?

During this information packed episode, Lauren also answers “what’s your work fit?’ Her personal vision surely will resonate with many career professionals.

About our guest:

Lauren Daley PhD is on the leading edge of the future of work. She is also an advocate for women in the workplace, public speaker, career coach, and educator. She lives and works in Gainesville, Florida.

This episode originated as a live show on July 12, 2023. You can watch the show in its entirety on the What’s Your Work Fit YouTube Channel.

EPISODE DATE: July 21, 2023

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I Need Upskilling. How Do I Ask For It?



On What’s Your Work Fit we pose this viewer question: I Need Upskilling. How Do I Ask For It?

Our guest is Marti Konstant.

Marti is a workplace futurist, motivational speaker, professional trainer, and best-selling author of Activate Your Agile Career: How Responding to Change will Inspire Your Life’s Work. 

This week’s lead question was posed by What’s Your Work Fit? viewer Julie:

Julie entered the workforce in Fall 2022, joining up with a mid-sized medical services company on one of the client support teams. She loves the company which engages an ever-changing marketplace.

But she feels as if she’s run out of tricks in her trick bag, to respond to all the novel client demands and technological changes including AI.

Julie recognizes that she needs to up her game but she is unsure—and a bit anxious— about how to engage her supervisor for help. And as she writes “I need upskilling. How do I ask for it?” 

During this information packed episode, Marti also answers “what’s your work fit?’ Her personal vision surely will resonate with many career professionals.

About our guest:

Marti Konstant is a globally recognized workplace futurist, motivational speaker, professional trainer, and best-selling author. She lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

This episode originated as a live show on June 21, 2023. You can watch the show in its entirety on the What’s Your Work Fit YouTube Channel.

EPISODE DATE: June 30, 2023

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