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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 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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How Do I Turn My Layoff Into Career Advantage?



On What’s Your Work Fit we pose this viewer question: How Do I Turn My Layoff Into Career Advantage?

Our guest is Mike Faber.

Mike is a veteran learning and development professional who designs and facilitates leadership and training programming for sales professionals.

In January 2023, he was laid off from his full-time executive role. So, we ask Mike: How Do I Turn My Layoff Into Career Advantage?

Over five years on-the-job, What’s Your Work Fit? viewer Helen immersed herself in her work and workplace. Last month she was laid off.

And management assured her that her severance was not due to a performance issue, but rather for broader corporate-wide cutbacks. During her tenure, she never considered the possibility of a layoff. And now she’s wondering: how do I turn my layoff into a career advantage?

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

About our guest:

Mike Faber is a veteran learning and development professional. He lives and works in the Denver, Colorado area.

This episode originated as a live show on May 10, 2023. You can watch the show in its entirety on the What’s Your Work Fit YouTube Channel.

EPISODE DATE: May 19, 2023

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