Let's Fix Work with Laurie Ruettimann
By Laurie Ruettimann
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Work is broken. We’re here to help fix it. Join host Laurie Ruettimann, the failed HR lady who went on to become one of the world’s top career advisers, as she talks to some of her closest friends and peers about work: the buzzwords, the nerdy, the contrarian. We’ll give you the tools you need to take control of your career, put yourself first, and be your own HR.
||ExplicitThe Feedback Fix with Joe Hirsch||This week’s guest on Let’s Fix Work is Joe Hirsch, TEDx speaker and best-selling author of ‘The Feedback Fix’ and managing director of Semaca Partners, a boutique communications firm. Joe is also an award-winning educational leader in using...||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLife Through the Social Lens of Two Brooklyn Entrepreneurs||For episode two of this season, we welcome Nando Rodriguez and German Marin from Brooklyn New York to the show. Nando Rodriguez is a former recruiter and blogger who now works as a coach, influencer and an advocate. German is a LinkedIn headshot and...||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Retailpocalypse and Worker Dissatisfaction with Áine Cain||Let’s Fix Work is back for season 2. The first episode has Laurie interviewing a returning audience favorite, Áine Cain. Áine is a reporter in the retail section at Business Insider. She covers Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and...||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Conversation with Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang||Are we ready for change? Are we prepared to do what it takes to make the American dream come alive again? It would take some drastic reforms to get those much-needed results. Something's got to give, and this administration has to go. Today's guest is..||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Vast Social Experiment of Virtual Communication with Dr. Nick Morgan||The world is changing, and us with it. We are living our lives 50% in the real world, and the other half in the virtual world. With the internet connecting the two, it’s harder than ever to imagine one without the other. While it seems like we’re...||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: The Politics of Sports Journalism with Jeff Pearlman||Are you living your dream or someone else's? What does it really take to land a promising writing career in 2018? Joining Laurie today is accomplished Sports Journalist and New York Times best-selling author, Jeff Pearlman. They talk about Jeff's...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuild a New Business Mindset with Jon Fortt||Isn’t it about time we had a corporate mindset shift? Because come on! There's more to work than giving the company your heart and soul. Jon Fortt, co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk Alley,” joins Laurie to talk about what's going right, what went...||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFuture-Proof Your Career with Alexandra Levit||How do you future-proof your business or career? Are robots taking over all our jobs? On the show today is Alexandra Levit, an author, speaker, influencer, and futurist. Alexandra helps us understand how leaders and employees can prepare to become...||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Minorities Are Leaving Corporate America with Jose Pinero||Employees aren’t that complicated. If they’re happy, they stay. If they’re unhappy, they leave. When women and minorities are leaving Corporate America in droves, the problem is obvious: these underrepresented groups aren’t happy. What’s...||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFixing the Next Generation of Men with Jake Stika||“Let’s empower men!” said no one ever. It’s 2018 and we’re still struggling with equality and other social stigmas that come from centuries of brainwashing. But if men are so great, why are they vulnerable to depression and anxiety? Why are...||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGirl Scouts Run the World with Sylvia Acevedo||Would it surprise you if we said that a large number of female leaders in America were Girl Scouts? Sylvia is a Rocket Scientist, STEM Leader, and Tech Founder, and she’s also the Girl Scouts of America's CEO. Join Laurie and Sylvia as they unravel...||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStartups, Entrepreneurship and Toxic Masculinity with William Tincup||Did you know that a business has many of the same dynamics as a marriage? Everything that happens in a marriage (the good and the bad) is no different from what you can expect when running a business. Now, if you think keeping your business/marriage...||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCreate a Powerful Culture with Patty McCord||Sometimes we get so bogged down hyper-analyzing the simplest questions, that we miss the obvious answers. “Do you love your job?” Your answer determines whether or not you’ve found the right place to cultivate your ever-evolving career, and...||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBecome a Superconnector with Ryan Paugh||When kindred spirits come together in a community, ideas and dreams blossom, passion gets amplified, accountability and empowerment surges, and the problems? Well, they become less daunting. In this episode, Laurie has a great conversation with a dear..||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour Personal Brand with Jennifer McClure||We get it. You aren’t a tube of toothpaste. But you still need a personal brand. In fact, you already have one whether you realize it or not. The question is, are you going to take charge of it? Today, Laurie talks with personal brand expert,...||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Reckoning of HR with Robin Schooling||Robin Schooling is ‘America’s HR Lady’ and has been Laurie’s dear friend for quite some time. Despite that, Laurie has been putting off the HR episode because, frankly, HR has a bad reputation for fixing work. It took someone like Robin, who...||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPay Yourself First with Don MacPherson||Don MacPherson is an entrepreneur who built a company called Modern Survey, which he successfully sold without laying people off or taking on debt. That's the American Dream. But Don’s not resting on his laurels. Growing up in a mining community,...||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBranding to Land Your Dream Job with JT O’Donnell||According to JT O’Donnell, we’re pretty bad at job searching. After all, we aren’t in the business of finding jobs; our skills sets are DOING them. So, if and when you need to change employers, outside advice is invaluable. Today, Laurie and JT...||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRechannel Emotional Energy at Work with Cy Wakeman||Cy Wakeman is an international keynote speaker, business consultant, New York Times best-selling author, and psychologist. She helps people around the world ditch the drama and turn excuses into results. Naturally, Laurie is a total fangirl. Today, Cy..||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAvoid Crappy Career Advice with Alison Green||You’ve heard the saying, opinions are like… armpits, right? So is advice. Everyone has them and most of them stink, especially when it comes to careers. But Alison Green has some advice about advice for you; you’ve got to separate the good from...||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOffice F-Words with Shawn Madden||Shawn Madden is made of fun. No, really. His company, Fun Corp, runs ‘friend building’ parties for small to medium sized teams and companies to help create real social connections and friendships that directly affect culture. Because his business...||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Disconnected Workforce with Elisa Camahort Page||Elisa Camahort Page co-founded BlogHer, later became the CCO at SheKnows Media after they acquired BlogHer, and is now a writer and consultant. Entrepreneur, speaker, conference leader, and blogger, Elisa has the type of bird’s-eye view of work the...||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA*****e Bosses and Friction with Bob Sutton||Robert Sutton is a Professor of Management Science and Engineering and a Professor of Organizational Behavior (by courtesy) at Stanford University. He co-founded the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) and the Hasso Plattner...||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhen Artificial Intelligence is Smarter Than Policymakers with Sam Weston||Sam Weston is attempting the impossible: trying to educate our lawmakers about technology and its effect on the workforce. Okay, maybe it’s not impossible, but so far, it’s been an uphill battle as automation and artificial intelligence have...||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLet's Fix Work Therapy: Should I Quit My Job?||Laurie gets emails all the time with the same question: ‘Should I quit my job?’ She admits right off she might not be the best person to ask; she’s not exactly driven to work. Despite that, she’s been in the HR world for the past 25 years and...||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreating Leadership Accountability with Vince Molinaro||Has your company tried to implement leadership training that ended up doing absolutely nothing for the leaders or the employees? If so, you’re not alone, and it’s because they’re missing a key component in what makes a great leader:...||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat's Really Holding Back Gender Equity With Adrienne Murphy, Ph.D.||Chances are you’ve already seen the Gender Equity Iceberg, and today, Laurie talks with Adrienne Murphy, Ph.D., of Dimitry|Murphy & Associates. Adrienne is a wicked smart psychologist, business leader, and consultant who works with professional...||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Fallacies of Work with Katrina Kibben||Katrina has a unique way of fixing work. She’s blazed a trail into nearly uncharted territory with an audacious goal: to take high volume, low retention jobs and make them not suck. She’s not afraid of a challenge; one of her clients hires people...||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLearned Helplessness at Work with Eric Barker||So far no one has challenged Laurie on her premise that work is broken. Until today. Eric Barker is the author of the bestselling book, Barking Up The Wrong Tree, and he believes that issues with managing people and organizing them to accomplish...||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMeasured by a White Male Yardstick with Katie Augsburger||What is the future of work? Katie Augsburger is the Founder and Partner of Future Work Design, an organization that wants to smash the patriarchy and decenter whiteness. Okay – before anyone starts bristling about being pushed out, that’s not her...||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWTH is Life Coaching with Ben Brooks||Ben Brooks was THE guy in HR. He had it all, but then he left it all to became an entrepreneur. Today Ben and Laurie talk about how coaching, whether it’s with a coach or on your own, can help you fix yourself AND your work. Not sure what life...||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus: How I Failed to Launch a Tech Startup||Have you ever effed something up so badly you’re not sure if anything will get better ever again? Laurie has. In this candid, bonus episode, she shares her biggest failure – a product called GlitchPlan that was supposed to help you do pre-mortem...||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLaurie’s 4 Theories on How to Fix Work||Maybe you despise work. Maybe you’re apathetic about it. Or maybe work would be bearable if it weren’t for that one co-worker who always… You get the picture. Most people aren’t passionate about their cubicles. We’ve had some interesting...||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#MeToo, the Gig Economy, and Robots with Áine Cain||Wanna know why work sucks? Ask Áine Cain. She’s a careers and employment reporter for Business Insider, and her experience covering multiple workplaces gives her a unique insight into what makes a great – or terrible – place to work. From the...||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhy Most Recruiters Are Lazy with Tim Sackett||Most recruiters are lazy. Things are broken, great talent is slipping through companies’ fingers, and no one is doing anything about it. Is it because they don’t want to, or because they don’t know how to? Today Laurie talks to ‘America’s...||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBe the Change at Work with Amanda Hite||With all the wisdom out there about creating a great culture at work, you might think companies would have it well in hand by now. Unless you actually work in one of those companies. Creating a great culture at work isn’t as easy as it sounds....||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBurn It Down with Scott Stratten||Scott Stratten hated work. It was broken. So he decided to burn it all down and build it back up. How did he do it? By becoming unemployable. Join Laurie and Scott as they talk through his experience before and after burning down his career (multiple...||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGet Clear on What You Want with Jason Lauritsen||Jason Lauritsen hates work. It’s ironic that he is the one who tells companies how to fix work for their employees, and he’s pretty darn good at it. Some of the big topics Jason and Laurie tackle are the relationships, where change needs to start,..||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBasic Income Versus Welfare with Scott Santens||Living wages are a topic of high controversy. Why should someone get paid just for being alive? How can society and business thrive in such an environment? It’s not as hard as you might think and some of the benefits are surprising. Today, Laurie...||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Variety AND good content!
Disclosure: I’ve known Laurie for awhile now, so I was primed to be excited for her podcast. The good news is...I am not disappointed. Laurie has found guests from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives to talk about work, leadership, dreams and reality. I’ve enjoyed listening to her guests so far and learn something new every episode!
A challenge to view work from a different lens.
I’ve been listening to Laurie’s podcast for a while now. This podcast has challenged me as a leader to be open minded and to think about and view work perspective from a different lens. Laurie has a special talent for interviewing her guests that bring great value for her listeners. 5 Stars for me! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Laurie's Perspectives - Authentic, Direct and Inspiring
Thank you for the authenticity and direct conversations to help us get through the outdated ways to lead and work. Individuals need to find or create where they can be at their best. Hopefully others will pick up on insights to make their enviroments healthier while having a positive impact on others.