Dr. Diane Hamilton's Blog

Nurturing Wellness through Empathy and Connection with Metlife’s Chief HR Officer Susan Podlogar

Our guest today is MetLife EVP and Chief HR Officer Susan Podlogar. In this episode, our discussion focuses on MetLife’s wellness programs and initiatives. Susan provides actionable steps you can take to start building your own company’s wellness culture, which is proven to create empathy and connection within your teams. She also shares metrics around the direct and indirect costs of poor employee health, and the impact wellness has on a company’s bottom line.  Check out this and our other podcasts from Leader’s Playbook, which is part of Global Mentor Network. Continue reading “Nurturing Wellness through Empathy and Connection with Metlife’s Chief HR Officer Susan Podlogar”

Docusign’s Unusual Values: Trusted, Loved, Responsible with Joan Burke, Chief People Officer

Our guest today is DocuSign’s Chief People Officer, Joan Burke. In this episode, we discuss DocuSign’s unique core company values: Trusted, Loved, and Responsible. Joan tells us how and why these values are kept top-of-mind for every decision around how they treat customers, partners, and most importantly, employees. We talk about HR initiatives ranging from DEI to how DocuSign handled the pandemic and everything in between (including the company’s unique forest conservation program, DocuSign for Forests). Joan came out of retirement to join DocuSign, and boy are we glad she did. Check out this and our other podcasts from Leader’s Playbook, which is part of Global Mentor Network.

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Social Capital at Work with Andrea Alexander, Chief People Officer at Rent the Runway

Our guest is Andrea Alexander, Chief People Officer at Rent the Runway. Andrea is a huge believer in social capital and the important contributions it makes in workplace culture, and is focused on creating programs to help employees develop social capital despite working in a remote-first world. In this episode, Andrea defines social capital at work, and discusses how it can help promote a diverse and inclusive culture, increase productivity, and improve employee engagement. Check out this and our other podcasts from Leader’s Playbook, which is part of Global Mentor Network. Continue reading “Social Capital at Work with Andrea Alexander, Chief People Officer at Rent the Runway”

Getting RealReal with Zaina Orbai

What an incredible conversation I had with Zaina Orbai who is the Chief People Officer at The RealReal on Leader’s Playbook, which is part of Global Mentor Network. Thuy Vu and I take turns hosting and we learn so much from the best of the best in HR leadership. I hope you check it out and would love to hear feedback. Thanks again, Zaina! You had such wonderful insights!


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Overcoming Fear is Required for Growth

I talk to many people about what it takes to be successful. Since I focus on the importance of developing curiosity, I often get questioned about whether I have ever had to overcome fear in my quest to learn new things. I think everyone experiences fear. The real question is whether we let it keep us from exploring opportunities. Currently, I am a radio host, speaker, and author. In every job, there is a day one where we must do the job for the very first time. I can remember many of those days well. I thought it might be fun to look back at the first moments (short clips) of recordings from some of the things I did that could have easily intimidated me to the point where I might have let fear overcome my desire to do the thing that ended up helping me grow and develop my curiosity.

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