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About the podcast

About the podcast

Sophie addresses current business conditions and explores ways to navigate the disruption. She shares informative insights and interviewing leading innovators who are providing or benefiting from transformative solutions that will allow companies to emerge with sustainable models, mindsets, and business practices.

Find out how to transition to more effective, productive, and supportive new ways of working—across locations, generations, and platforms—as we harness these challenging circumstances to drive significant, multidimensional changes in all our working lives.

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Reflecting on Our Working Lives: Why, What, and Remotely?

Michelle Coulson is Founder and Chief Remote Rebel at Remote Rebellion whose mission is to enable people to live the life that they choose. Michelle shares her journey working around the world finding opportunities in response to economic, pandemic, and workplace changes. She explains how the COVID19 crisis gave everyone time to reflect about their life, work, and happiness. Michelle discusses reactions to being told to go back to the office--and finds meaning in launching her own venture. She questions what people settle with but could ask for and explains how to explore and navigate new remote working possibilities. Read more

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Data-Driven Decisions to Make Hybrid Work

Nick Bloom, Professor of Economics at Stanford University and co-Founder of and, has studied remote work for over two decades. Nick discusses fundamental data issues, sources, and collection as well as understanding macro and firm level productivity. He talks about the demise of RTO (Return To Office) efforts and the stabilization of hybrid models. Nick describes the changing attitudes and demographics of people working from home. He also shares insights about HR’s rising strategic importance as talent management increases in complexity Read more

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Intentionally Evolving with Technological Transformation

Jeff Frick is the host of ‘Work 20XX’ and ‘Turn the Lens’ podcasts, a media entrepreneur—founder and principal of Menlo Creek Media, and a seasoned operator from the tech sector. Jeff shares his journey experiencing Silicon Valley’s technology evolution, starting with early hardware and emerging software ventures exploring internet commerce. Pivoting with the pandemic, Jeff uses technology to enable collaboration and create and elevate community. He shares his predictions for tech-driven changes as we learn, appreciate, and integrate new applications that facilitate and (re)shape our working lives. Read more

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Earlier Episodes

How Unlearning Leads to Progress

with Barry O'Reilly

November 10, 2023

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The Key to Competitive Advantage in the New Era of Work

We are in a period of change. The new world of work is significantly more digitized and decentralized than before. We need to orient ourselves differently to be successful, shifting from transactional to human-centric management, mindsets, and methods to deal with the faster pace of business developments, continuing uncertainties, more complex issues, and an increase in multidimensional projects. Sophie shows you why empathy is a critical corporate value, mindset, and skill for improving engagement and productivity, and achieving sustained growth as we emerge from the pandemic.

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“Empathy Works makes a convincing case for reframing all aspects of corporate life to make it work more effectively for people and the heart of a company’s strategy.”




Remote Work Junkie: Top 50 Remote Work Experts & Leaders to Follow

“Sophie Wade is on the curated list of the top experts and leaders that contribute to and innovate the remote work space.” August 2022

Zoë Routh Leadership Podcast: Empathy is the Master Leadership Skill

“Zoë Routh interviews Sophie Wade” August 2022

Winning Teams Podcast: When Empathy is a Key Competitive Advantage

“John Murphy interviews Sophie Wade” July 2022

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