The UpRight&Better Podcast
By Kristen Gallagher
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The only podcast where CEO’s, experts, and thought leaders challenge conventional business wisdom to help you scale your company up and to the right AND up and better.
||CleanCarl Smith from Bureau of Digital||Welcome to Episode 4 of Season 2. On today's episode, Carl Smith from the Bureau of Digital talks to us about the "Jellyfish" model of business, his work building nGen and deciding to take over the Bureau of Digital, and his philosophies on work, m||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDan Szuc and Jo Wong from Apogee and Make Meaningful Work||Welcome to Episode 3 of Season 2. On today's episode, Dan and Jo from Apogee discuss how to create a "bedrock" for meaningful work, some of the models and tools they use in their work, and how they view everything in life through this lens of healt||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Episode: Change Management within HR||Join us for a special episode of Up Right & Better, where we welcome Elise Raher of Mammoth HR to share her experience of change managing through rapid growth at her company. This week's episode is especially relevant to Human.School attendees - don't f||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 1: Taking Care of Yourself to Grow Your Company||Welcome to the second season of Up Right & Better! On today's episode, Reini Chipman joins us to talk about HR self care, what growing a better business can look like, and how to build yourself while you help grow the business. In college, Reini studi||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1 Finale: A conversation with Stephen Green, Luke Kanies, and Mara Zepeda||Welcome to the final episode of Season 1! Today, we have three of our earlier guests - Luke Kanies, Stephen Green, and Mara Zepeda. I highly encourage you to go back and listen to their episodes; they're some of the most lively and they're fan favorites||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Better Systems||In today's episode, I get to interview Kronda Adair - recovering Wordpress developer turned marketer - about the systems she's built in her business. We talk about growth, getting it together, and why systems are the new gospel. If you're building a bus||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - The Laws of Physics||In today's episode, Caleb Dean and I ponder if big business is breaking the laws of physics, what sustainable business really means, and so much more. Caleb is Founder and Managing Director of Owl, Fox & Dean. He and his team work at the intersection of||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Designing Businesses for Sustainability||On today's episode, Ciara Pressler joins us from her studio in Pregame HQ! Ciara is dedicated to discovering the best business ideas & practices through the advising she provides to entrepreneurs, business leaders, and creative professionals. She has ma||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - When You Don't Fit the Model, Break It||Today's episode features Mara Zepeda, the co-founder and CEO of Switchboard, a founder of Business For a Better Portland and XXcelerate Fund. She also co-wrote the Zebra Manifesto which gave birth to the Zebras Unite movement and soon, the first DazzleC||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Visualize This: Your Strategy, Better||Today’s guest is Nitya Wakhlu, a personal friend and a professional collaborator of mine. Nitya is the founder at Drawbridge Innovations, where she specializes in using visual thinking and experiential learning to create whole-brain experiences th||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - On Cheating, Money, and Important Truths About Growth||On Episode 7 of Up Right & Better, I talk with Stephen Green, one of my favorite Portlanders and startup thinkers. He's an economist, entrepreneur & general do-gooder. A Portland native and recovering banker and venture capitalist, he is a champion of t||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Experience is Everything||On Episode 6 of Up Right & Better, Emily Griffith, the Ambassador of Awesome at FINE, a brand agency for the digital age. Based in the Portland office, she works fast and goes creatively big, empowering people to create their best version of great, whi||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Don't Compromise on Employee Experience||On Episode 5 of Up Right & Better, Jill Nelson, founder and CEO of business communications company Ruby Receptionists, shares with us her guiding principles for developing an employee-centric culture that in turn makes her company one of the most awar||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - It May Be Working, But It May Not Be Right||On Episode 4 of Up Right & Better, Luke Kanies, founder and former CEO of Puppet, joins us to talk frankly and openly about the challenges of being a CEO, understanding that the facts live outside the building, and how he worked to be intentional about||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - What is Culture, Anyway?||On Episode 3 of Up Right & Better, we'll have Dara Blumenthal on the podcast today. We get to talk about her research and how it relates to the culture work she does today and what it actually means to do strategy in a company. Dr. Dara Blumenthal is||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Leading, Not Managing, Projects||On Episode 2 of Up Right & Better, we're talking about project leadership vs. project management. Every organizational change project, whether it's learning and development focused, HR, sales focused, or otherwise, has to be project managed. But project||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Focus... on the Learner||Join us for our very first full-length episode! Jillian Douglas and Shannon McKenzie, co-founders of Idea Learning Group, are here to tell us about designing learning experiences for the learner. It might seem, well, intuitive, but you'd be surprised!||4/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to UpRight&Better!||Hello, and welcome to Up, Right, and Better, where CEO’s, experts, and thought leaders challenge conventional business wisdom to help you scale your company up and to the right AND up and better. I’m your host, Kristen Gallagher. UpRight&Better is||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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I love the vibe and energy of the show. Conversations are fun, lively and great listening for culture nerds and people geeks like me!