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Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel



Welcome to Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel – a show where LinkedIn’s Jessi Hempel explores the changing nature of work, and how that work is changing us. What does work mean to us? Should we love what we do? How can we switch it up? Join Jessi as she talks with guests such as Anna Faris, Seth Meyers and Elizabeth Gilbert to unearth lessons that apply to our own careers. Season 2 debuts this September.
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Entrepreneur John Henry joins Jessi Hempel for a candid conversation about the hustle and drive that has driven him from new project to new project throughout his career - from doorman to venture capitalist and beyond.
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Tiffany Dufu - the author of Dropping the Ball, and Founder and CEO of The Cru - is passionate about the power of peer support. She joins Hello Monday producer Sarah Storm for a conversation about the importance of working at your ‘highest and best use,’ why friends don’t make the best accountability partners, and why it’s so valuable to lean into discomfort and mess.
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New York Times bestselling author Cal Newport joins Hello Monday contributor Michaela Greer to share his vision of a more productive future - one without clogged email inboxes and constant message pings.
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How important is supporting mental health at work? Marah Lidey and Naomi Hirabayashi, co-founders and co-CEOs of Shine, share why they believe it’s just as important as salary and other benefits. We also learn more about how to recover from representation burnout.
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Research professor and author Brené Brown sits down with LinkedIn Editor-in-Chief Daniel Roth to talk about embracing vulnerability, maintaining healthy boundaries, and the importance of “getting it right” rather than “being right.”  This interview originally aired as This is Working with Daniel Roth.
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Entrepreneur and OZY Media founder Carlos Watson sits down with Jessi Hempel to mark Hello Monday’s 100th episode by sharing his journey to success and his vision for the future.
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Muriel Wilkins, executive coach and host of HBR’s Coaching Real Leaders joins Jessi to demystify the idea of “executive presence” - what it is, why it’s important, and how anyone can build on theirs.
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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.
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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.
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wBackable author Suneel Gupta teaches us why loving the problem is more powerful than needing to own the solution, and shares the value of having someone poke holes in your best ideas.
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In this popular episode from the Hello Monday archives, Jessi talks with Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin about proactively managing careers, and understanding impostor syndrome and how to combat it.
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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.
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Paul Davison and his Clubhouse co-founder Rohan Seth are in the midst of a colossal career moment. Jessi sits down with Paul to learn what it’s like to design an app as it goes viral.
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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.
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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.
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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.”

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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.
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For our last new episode of 2020, Jessi sits down with musician and entrepreneur Wyclef Jean for a wide-ranging conversation on the power of human connection.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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For this US holiday week, we’ve grabbed a team favorite from the archives: Jessi’s conversation with Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, Stanford professors and authors of Designing Your Work Life.
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Jessi sits down with listener Lauren Maffeo to discuss Lauren’s transition from journalism to civic tech, and her advice for others interested in making a career change.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Yale professor emeritus Craig Wright studies the nature of genius and what we can learn from the geniuses among us. He shares stories and tips from exceptional lives.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Aicha Evans, CEO of Zoox - the self-driving car startup recently acquired by Amazon - shares advice on thinking tactically when choosing a startup to work for.
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Jessi visits with feminist career coach Cynthia Pong, who shares tips on how to successfully navigate difficult systems and achieve career goals.
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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.
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In this special bonus episode, Jessi chats with listener Ellice Patterson about disrupting ableism and making change with her company, Abilities Dance Boston.
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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.
access_time8 months ago
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.
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Jessi talks with Baratunde Thurston about using comedy to build bridges on his journey from technologist to journalist to activist.
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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.
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Jessi talks with Dr. Lisa Orbe-Austin about proactively managing careers and battling that dreaded monster - imposter syndrome.
access_time9 months ago
Peloton’s Robin Arzon sits down to chat with Jessi about how to make a change when your first career doesn’t totally meet your expectations.
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In a pandemic, big city living loses its allure. As pricey, small spaces feel ever-more stifling, we talk with three people about leaving.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.