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How Do I Make My Start Up Human-Friendly?

On What’s Your Work Fit we pose this viewer question: How Do I Make My Start Up Human-Friendly?

Our guest is Simon D’Arcy.

Simon is a partner at Evolution, where he works with leaders of fast growing start-ups and high-growth companies that strive to be iconic, world-enriching entities.

He is an executive coach, consultant and leadership mentor with over 20 years of experience assisting leaders and companies on six continents. And, along with Todd Emaus, he authored Scale Without Losing Your Soul: The Startup Culture Guide.

What’s Your Work Fit? viewer Connor launched a sustainable fashion start-up. He expects it to be operational within the next 9 months. In every startup Connor has been a part of in the past, he laments that the stress level of the workplace was extreme. It got to the point—quite early in the process—that “we had to make believe we all were having fun chasing the founder’s dream.” Now that Connor is a founder, he hopes to build a more compassionate talent experience for everyone joining up to get the brand off the ground and cashflow positive.

Simon takes us through the kinds of journeys that his founder-clients take, to flesh out their company essence, and establish a culture code, to render their start ups as great places to work. He also describes how Glassdoor has changed the way that career professionals look at the work-experience in startup companies.

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

About our guest:

Simon D’Arcy is a serial entrepreneur, startup founder, and leading thought-leader in the future of work and workplace. He lives and works in Santa Barbara, California.

This episode originated as a live show on May 3, 2023. You can watch the show in its entirety on the What’s Your Work Fit YouTube Channel.

EPISODE DATE: May 12, 2023

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