InvestHuman: The Human Capital Shift. Educate yourself, your team and your leadership! Revive the heart of your organization by reigniting appreciation for the human element of work. The InvestHuman Podcast focusses on helping your organization thrive by discussing the most important part of your business: Your People. This podcast is hosted by Dr. Charlene Rousseau, President of Envisionary Development Consulting; Karen Millsap, Founder & CEO of The Grief Consultant; and Melissa Powell, Founder & CEO of Pocmi, Inc. All three ladies are advocates for people empowerment.
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Dec 13, 2018

In this episode we’ll take a dive with Andy on Experiential Learning. We will discuss: 

  • The reasons people learn best through experience 
  • The importance of connecting learning programs to strategy  
  • The importance of communicating the “why?” behind a strategy and decisions 
  • The importance of coaching and other tools to reinforce learning
Nov 29, 2018

Our guest, Kristin Sokol, designed the Thought Revolution because she saw a trend with her coaching clients - like many of us, they were at war in their mind. In this episode we talk about how to manage thoughts and emotions because, as Kristin explains, when you’re aware that you’re in a negative thought cycle then you can regain control and change your thoughts. Listeners will learn the science behind why we’re often driven by our emotions, a helpful model to manage your thought process and how to practically apply this model which could ultimately change your quality of life.

Nov 15, 2018

Our lives don’t start at 8am when work begins and they don’t end at 5pm when work is over. In this episode we move beyond the norms of employee wellness programs and discuss dimensions of wellbeing beyond the workplace. This is important because fostering wellbeing on the city and regional level undoubtedly trickles down to the workplace level. In this episode Dr. Chandra leads us as we explore how companies can actively facilitate wellness beyond the working hours and how it can positively impact the workplace.

Oct 25, 2018

Conflict is defined as a serious disagreement or argument, a quarrel a squabble, a battle, it's uncomfortable, it's awkward... none of that sounds pleasant does it? Yet somehow, Karen is able to see the light in this terribly uncomfortable situation and helps others work through conflict in an incredibly healthy and helpful way. She uses her years of expertise at intense mediation tables, supportive research from scholars and well-designed strategies to help give conflict a better reputation.

Oct 11, 2018

Understanding the dynamics of theory allows leaders to strategically manage relationships and begin to move teams toward maximum productivity. Grasping the basic variables will afford leaders an opportunity to positively structure relationships with followers empowering them to work beyond their job descriptions. A group of followers who are creatively engaged can catapult a team beyond the sum of its parts. In this episode, we’ll discuss Leader-Member Exchange Theory; Propose a Fresh View on Appointing Leaders; and The Importance of Leaders Caring about their Followers.

Sep 27, 2018

AI? I thought we were investing in humans. You are right! In this episode Nachi Junankar shares with us how AI allows humans to do what they are best at and machines to do what they are good at. We will learn how machine learning is a powerful way to transform and enable companies in hiring the right people in and engaging and transparent way. AI brings no elephant into the room of human-ness, it helps us to be humans.

May 3, 2018

Research shows 80% of individuals who work with an Inclusive Leader were more productive, motivated, and loyal to the organization as well as willing to go the extra mile. Inclusive leaders understand that in order for collaboration to be successful, individuals must be willing to share their diverse perspectives and experiences. However, only two thirds of the respondents stated that in their experience less than half of their managers and Senior Leaders actually demonstrated inclusive behaviors and traits. Given this, how do we then identify and create more Inclusive Leaders to adopt methods that produce sustainable outcomes? In today’s episode, we discuss this.

Mar 7, 2018

Learning and development practitioners are tasked to move at the speed of business. But the reality is, it’s not feasible. As a result, L&D practitioners and the learners they serve must have a mind shift that:

  • Recognizes there’s a ton of learning going on AWAY from the company’s LMS
  • L&D leaders must be okay with this and not see it as a threat
  • L&D leaders must build the correct ecosystem to acknowledge the learning their team is gobbling up
  • L&D leaders must encourage self-directed learning even more to augment their efforts

In this episode Thomas Harrell walks us through some good tips on keeping up with learning and development presently and in the future. 

Feb 22, 2018

The future of work on a global scale looks very bright. However, when analyzing the individual contributors to its potential success we can get a little overwhelmed. Today Ravi will discuss with us some of the major factors that will influence the trajectory of the global future of work. We’ll discuss aging patterns, education, globalization and technology. What will work look like? His theories will take us on a surprising thought provoking journey and he’ll help us to navigate a proactive approach to an amazing future in the global landscape of human productivity and world peace!

Jan 25, 2018

Mindfulness has been identified as one of the top 10 trends globally in 2017. Many Big large corporations are cultivating mindfulness as a practice at work. As a society, we are now operating in an attention economy where our attention is constantly under siege and leads us to a condition scientists call Attention Deficit Trait. In this episode, Sky Jarrett will discuss with us the case for and neuroscience of mindfulness, the myth of multi-tasking, and mindfulness performance programs.

Jan 11, 2018

What does success mean to you? Do you feel fulfilled by your work, awards and achievements, or promotions? Or are you someone who loves your job, but still yearning for more? In this episode Kelly Merbler shares with us her journey and talks to us about how finding our purpose or passion doesn’t always mean leaving our job or our company, we can find fulfillment in any environment that helps us cultivate our strengths and unleash our fullest potential.