Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel ●
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Jessi visits Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff to chat about her career, the origins of Hello Monday, and the impact her family life has on her work as a writer and podcaster.
Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel ●
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Founder Rebecca Minkoff visits Jessi to share her thoughts on a year of pandemic living. She reflects on what had to change, what endured, and how early entrepreneurs can still use this time to their advantage.
Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel ●
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Equity leader Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson returns to Hello Monday to share her personal career journey, her advice for anyone considering a career in DEI or DIBs spaces, and her views on what’s possible.
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Expert negotiator Kwame Christian is a master of difficult conversations. He bases his approach on something he calls “compassionate curiosity.” This week, he joins host Jessi Hempel to share his philosophy and his framework for successful negotiations in every facet of life.
In this episode from the archives, Jessi Hempel chats with Natalie Nixon, a creative strategist. Natalie offers tips on infusing our workdays with more innovative thinking and cultivating creativity by exercising the three ‘i’s—inquiry, improvisation, and intuition. She also talks about the insights she gained by researching the surprising agility of a high-end hotel brand.
Debbie Millman is a writer, designer, educator, brand consultant, and host of one of the world’s first podcasts - Design Matters. She’s also living proof that articulating your dreams and planning for them can lead to great things. She joins Jessi to share her story - and a powerful tool anyone can use to plan for a brighter future.
To kick off 2021, we’re having our first-ever community check-in. We hear from listeners and Hello Monday teammates on what it means to “have it all.” Let us know what you think of the show! Take our listener survey at LinkedIn.com/HelloMonday.
In this episode from the Hello Monday archives, author, business professor, and coach Dorie Clark chats with Jessi about making a good Plan B, the importance of having a growth mindset, and why it’s such a good idea to plan for what comes next - even when it seems like things are going fine.
Back in March, we first reached out to our friends and listeners Kate, Emily, Manny, and Becky to see how they were managing in the early days of the worldwide COVID-19 response. It's nine months later, and Hello Monday contributor Michaela Greer called them each to check in on how they're doing.
Deb Liu has been a product manager for most of her career. She started out at PayPal, and is now VP of App Commerce at Facebook. A few years into her career, she noticed a change creeping into product management: there were fewer and fewer women. In this conversation (inspired by Deb’s LinkedIn article, What happened to women in product?), Deb speaks to Jessi about how one company’s business decision ultimately ended up narrowing a wide field to a narrow channel of technical men, and how Deb has tried to change that.
Walker and Company Founder and CEO Tristan Walker sits down with Jessi to trace his entrepreneurial journey from business school through the sale of his company to Procter and Gamble in 2018. He shares insights on building a legacy from within a large corporation.
As 2020 slogs to a close, the Hello Monday team and community has been feeling burnout creeping in. To better understand what it is and how to cope with it, Jessi sits down with Emily and Amelia Nagoski - sisters, and authors of Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle.
On Monday, award-winning financial strategist, TV host, and bestselling author Farnoosh Torabi talked with Jessi here on Hello Monday about the intersection of money and career. On the same day, Jessi visited Farnoosh's show, So Money, for this conversation on the future of work and the disproportionate impact of the pandemic and recession on women.
To succeed in our careers, we have to talk about money. But it can be uncomfortable. So we drafted Farnoosh Torabi, a money expert and host of the podcast SO MONEY, to demystify and destigmatize talking about and planning for our financial realities.
At Hello Monday, we believe that creativity is a muscle. And muscles need trainers! Creativity strategist Natalie Nixon joins Jessi to teach us all how to infuse our workdays with more innovative thinking.
Carbon CEO Ellen Kullman visits with Jessi to tell her rare-for-today story of growing throughout her career at only two companies - GE and DuPont. She shares lessons learned from leading DuPont during the ‘08 financial crisis, and ways we can each take control during uncertain times.
In this special bonus episode, guest host Michaela Greer talks with Dr. Rheeda Walker, psychologist and author of The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health, about measuring and improving our "psychological fortitude."
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff sits down with Jessi to trace his unique path from indie programmer to Salesforce leader, and shares his vision for how business can improve the world.
On the eve of her new PBS special, writer and host Kelly Corrigan shares the importance of deep human connection and the value of three little words: Tell me more.
Jessi visits with feminist career coach Cynthia Pong, who shares tips on how to successfully navigate difficult systems and achieve career goals.
Film editor - and modern farmer - Tom Deacon joins Jessi to share his insight into running a successful small business while working a full time job during a pandemic.
In this special bonus episode, Jessi chats with listener Ellice Patterson about disrupting ableism and making change with her company, Abilities Dance Boston.
In this episode from the Hello Monday archives, Jessi talks with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella about the curiosity which imbues his life, the benefits of practicing a growth mindset, and his vision for Microsoft's future.
Prompted by a listener’s question, Jessi seeks advice from iRelaunch’s Carol Fishman Cohen on whether it’s possible to step out of the workforce, and how to come back.
Jessi talks with lawyer Lindsay Harrison about loving your job, the importance of knowing who you're trying to convince of something, and the power of passing the mic.
In a pandemic, big city living loses its allure. As pricey, small spaces feel ever-more stifling, we talk with three people about leaving.
Does talent matter? Researcher Angela Duckworth thinks it's not the most important thing. Exceptional performance requires passion and perseverance - it’s what Angela calls “grit.” In this conversation with Hello Monday host Jessi Hempel, Angela outlines her philosophy on grit, explains why grit isn’t the only trait that matters, and shows how each of us can move the needle forward in our own professional and personal lives. This conversation was recorded as part of Yext’s “Answer Me This” series.
A linear life is a nice idea. But as 2020 has taught us, life is way more like a game of chutes and ladders. We’re up. We’re down. We’re sidelined by a global pandemic. Unexpected change can feel disorienting, but according to author Bruce Feiler, navigating through is also a huge opportunity for growth. Bruce sits down with Jessi to share the chutes and ladders that lead to his new book, Life is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age.
This week we draw from the archives to bring you Troy Carter. Troy bets on underdogs, and it pays off. This bears out in music (he managed Lady Gaga) and in investing (he bet early on companies like Uber and Warby Parker). In this conversation with Jessi Hempel, Troy shares how he made it from West Philly to Los Angeles, and what it taught him about taking risks.
We’re at a critical moment in the country, and the world. Protests against systemic injustice have touched every corner of the globe. Statement after statement of support has gone out. But what happens next? Saying Black Lives Matter is a great start (and they absolutely, unequivocally do). But that statement has to be followed by action if we’re going to make real change to inequitable systems. That takes a lot of time and a lot of work. This episode features Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson, co-founder of DEEP - the Disruptive Equity Education Project - in conversation with host Jessi Hempel, about how to do that work with love.
In this episode, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and podcast host Charles Duhigg visits Jessi to discuss the relationship between work and meaning. Charles tells the story of his experience attending Harvard Business School and all that followed after. It turns out that a paycheck - even a fat one - doesn’t buy a meaningful life. Charles and Jessi dig deep on the perks and pitfalls of business school, point up the importance of perseverance, outline the space between a job description and the job itself, and challenge listeners to make meaning in any job.
Author, business professor, and coach Dorie Clark is a master at reinvention. She learned to be. Her job evaporated after 9/11. In the years since, she’s written a number of books, including one called Reinventing You. She’s a communication coach, and she has taught at the business schools of both Columbia and Duke. On this episode of Hello Monday, Dorie and Jessi chat all about making a good Plan B, how willingness to learn is a key to success, and why you shouldn’t wait until things seem dire to plan for what might come next.
Earlier this year, just before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down so much of the world, Jessi traveled to Tupelo, MS, to interview the founders of Blue Delta Jeans, Nick Weaver and Josh West for an episode of Hello Monday. Nick and Josh are small business owners with a twist: Their base of operations is in Tupelo, but their business - selling bespoke jeans - happens online and around the world. A bunch of MLB and NFL athletes swear by their jeans. So does Nicole Kidman. In the first half of this interview, they talk about how they got started and what it means to build industry in their hometown. When the pandemic hit after the first part of this interview, Blue Delta Jeans figured out a way to keep the lights on and be of service to their community. In the second half of this episode, they share their experiences as SMB owners during the pandemic, and how they augmented their business to supply PPE to first responders in Mississippi.
Each week on Slate's How To! podcast, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, takes on his listeners' toughest problems. He calls up an expert, and together, they find answers. This week's question: How to Find a New Career Before it's Too Late. And that expert Charles called? It's our own Jessi Hempel. We're excited to welcome Charles to the Hello Monday family with this special bonus airing of How To! and look forward to welcoming him back later this month.
A lot of people are between jobs right now. In the past, “go network” would have been Jessi’s first advice on how to change that. But there is no “let’s grab coffee” right now. And even if you can meet in person, the help is often less immediate and tangible. So many companies are just not hiring. So how do we network now? Entrepreneur and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman joins Jessi to help her and the Hello Monday audience make sense of virtual networking. He offers tangible, actionable tips for how we can all be better at it, right now.
It's a holiday Monday in the United States, so this week on Hello Monday we're featuring a favorite conversation from last fall. Host Jessi Hempel sits down with Roxane Gay - the author of NYT bestsellers Bad Feminist and Hunger - for a conversation that touches on persistence in the face of rejection, discipline when honing a craft, and the power of being mentored, mentoring others, and creating opportunities to pass the mic
More than two months into working from home, we've settled into some new routines. But the uncertainty of "what now, what next?" can feel intolerable. To learn how we can all build up some resilience, Hello Monday host Jessi Hempel welcomes psychotherapist and author Lori Gottlieb to the show. Lori is the bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, a frank and entertaining account of her life as therapist and patient. It's now being developed into a new TV show. Lori's also an expert on emotional resilience. She and Jessi dialogue on the importance of boosting our "psychological immune systems" to weather the uncertainty in the era of COVID-19, and discuss why it's important to be able to both cry and laugh in times like these.
Guy Raz got his start as a reporter and host on NPR. Then he left news to become one of podcasting’s earliest megastars with The TED Radio Hour. He launched one of the most popular podcasts in existence, How I Built This. It’s about to become a book. He has a kids’ show called Wow in the World. And he has a new show on Luminary, Wisdom from the Top. Guy is an expert interviewer, and in this episode, he sits down with Hello Monday host Jessi Hempel to share how much he’s learned by coaxing founders to share the risks that didn’t pan out.
FOMO Sapiens host Patrick McGinnis joins Hello Monday's host, Jessi Hempel, for a conversation on how to spend less time on small decisions that don't really matter. McGinnis is familiar with FOMO and FOBO - He was in business school when he coined both terms. He's gotten very good at spotting Fear of Missing Out, and Fear of a Better Option - even in the midst of a pandemic. He's also very, very good at helping people get through decision fatigue with practical hacks and advice - so good, he's written a new book about it. It's called Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice. You can catch the other half of their conversation on Patrick's podcast, Fomosapiens.