Season 1

How Mindfulness Can Make Us Better Leaders with Cristina and Alex

March 30, 2022

Mindfulness isn't just about meditating every morning - it's about experiencing the present moment fully. It is a practice of being fully present and aware, and accepting where you are at in the present moment without judgem…

Programming Note - End of Season 1

Oct. 13, 2021

We are taking a break. Season 1 exceed all our expectations, by a lot. We will be back with Season 2 in November with new exciting guests and fun conversations. In the meantime, you can catch up with any of our first 46 e…

Connecting with the Distilled Knowledge of Our Guests (Season 1 Recap) - Part 2

Oct. 6, 2021

This is the second part of our Season 2 reflections and highlight of our enriching and wholehearted guests. We will be taking some time off to regenerate and get ready for Season 2, coming in November. Until then, you can…

Connecting with the Distilled Knowledge of Our Guests (Season 1 Recap) - Part 1

Sept. 29, 2021

As we close out our first season of Uncover the Human, we decided to reflect back on all the inspiring guests we had the absolute honor to have on our podcast. This is another two-part episode, because they were so many, th…

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Connecting Company Values with Our Values

Sept. 22, 2021

Continuing with our VALUES focused month, we share our personal values, what we learned from going through our values discovery and how we came together to review for alignment, update, and create an action plan around our c…

Connecting with Laurie McElroy on Discovering Your Values - Part 2

Sept. 15, 2021

In this second part of our Values Discovery and Definition exercise with Laurie, we review SMAFFA (Laurie's values). We then proceed to the action plan. We discuss how she can put them into action in her every day life, …

Connecting with Laurie McElroy on Discovering Your Values - Part 1

Sept. 8, 2021

This week we changed things up a bit and decided to go through Values Discovery activities with one of our favorite returning guests, Laurie McElroy. This is a two-part episode, where we ask Laurie to share times in her per…

Connecting with Taylor Fraser on "Foreward"- Uncovering the Unspoken

Sept. 1, 2021

This week we shared a particularly vulnerable conversation with Taylor Fraser, the writer, producer, and director of the Foreward Podcast - a narrative exploration of her family's true experience surviving a school shooting …

Guest: Taylor Fraser

Connecting with Sam Moore on Building a "Human" Company

Aug. 25, 2021

Sam Moore joins this week to explain his business philosophy and inspiring journey of creating Hazlo, his tequila mixer company. Sam illuminates his own journey in entrepreneurship with vulnerability and honesty, discussing …

Guest: Sam Moore

Connecting with Suraya Yahaya on Creating Your Authentic Career

Aug. 18, 2021

Suraya Yahaya is the founder of Khazana, Inc, where she provides fractional COO services for several companies. Her story proves the value of boiling your business down to fundamental values as a means of creating satisfacti…

Guest: Suraya Yahaya
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Connecting with MaryBeth Hyland on Permission to be Human

Aug. 11, 2021

There's a lot to be gained by realizing and accessing our humanity, and on this episode we get to the nitty-gritty of how to do that with the person who literally wrote the book on this topic: MaryBeth Hyland. Her book ( Per…

Connecting with Matthias Hartmann on Living Authentically

Aug. 4, 2021

This week we dig into the core of living authentically with Matthias Hartmann. Matthias founded emBodhi Life Coaching to help people get in touch with their core selves and shares his methods for finding your authenticity, m…

Connecting with Michael Niyompong on Pursuing Well-Being

July 28, 2021

Michael Niyompong is the Chief Engagement Officer at the Mental Health Center of Denver. He establishes and experiments with the most effective ways of producing well-being for individuals, organizations, and communities. In…

Connecting with Stephen Jaye on Creating Community

July 21, 2021

Humans need community to thrive, so this week we're talking to Stephen Jaye whose mission is to understand, replicate, and foster community. This is a key step in fighting the isolation and loneliness, spreading as it's own …

Guest: Stephen Jaye

Connecting with Debbie Muno & Jeff Summers on Improving Our Emotional Intelligence

July 14, 2021

This week we are getting to the core of the social aspect of human nature: Emotional Intelligence. Debbie Muno & Jeff Summers are experts in the Emotional Intelligence space and helping teams and organizations improve EQ, …

Connecting with Duncan MacLachlan on Creating a World of Respect

July 7, 2021

Respect is both a noun and a verb. It is something we experience and a way we treat people (including ourselves). Entailing acknowledgement, appreciation, acceptance, and everything in between, respect is a basic human right…

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Connecting with Allison Torpey on Leading with Trust

June 30, 2021

Trust is the cornerstone of healthy cultures, effective leadership, and successful relationships. Knowing this is one thing, practicing it is a far greater challenge. Allison Torpey joins this week to unpack her chosen leade…

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Connecting with Barbara Randell on Growing Your Human Relationships Currency

June 9, 2021

Standing at the intersection of 5 living generations, a global pandemic, and endless technologies bombarding us with information all the time, it is challenging to meaningfully connect with those around us. Connection is a …

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Connecting with Mirko Maccarrone on Developing Conscious Leadership

June 2, 2021

Hailing from Sicily, Italy, Mirko Maccarrone joins the podcast to discuss different paths to conscious living and leadership. After years of practicing developing people and creating an impact on their lives, Mirko started t…

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Connecting with Rebecca Brown Adelman and Trent Norman on Practicing Social Justice

May 26, 2021

Most people want equality, to be an ally, to improve the world, and make things a little more just - the only problem is that it is very hard. Rebecca Brown Adelman and Trent Norman created Affinity Arts Consulting to give p…

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Connecting with Tony Gambill on Practicing Self-Leadership

May 19, 2021

Leading people is a complex task made up of thousands of tiny decisions and interactions, weaving an intricate tapestry of relationships. Inevitably, we will make choices we wish to improve or to not repeat, so how do we imp…

Guest: Tony Gambill
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Connecting with Jesus Salazar on Building a Social Impact Business

May 12, 2021

What if you could make a living and a positive impact on the world at the same time? Jesus Salazar is building that dream with his company Prosono and reveals how he develops his approach to meeting the United Nations Sustai…

Guest: Jesus Salazar
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Connecting with Nina Cashman on Paving Your Way

May 5, 2021

Becoming who we want to be requires tough transitions. We change the most in the hallways between versions of ourselves - traversing age, family, careers, and more. Career and executive coach Nina Cashman, who specializes …

Guest: Nina Cashman
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Connecting with Taking Breaks

April 28, 2021

When we are rewarded for "staying on the grind" and shamed for lack of productivity, it can be hard to use the Pause button in life. This week we explore the benefits of taking a break, how to find deliberate rest, and why i…

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Connecting with Sean Daly on Servant Leadership

April 21, 2021

This week we welcome Sean Daly on the show to talk about Servant Leadership. Sean has a very interesting background starting his career in the sports industry, moving into academics, and leadership positions, while learnin…

Guest: Sean Daly

Connecting with Jeff Carson on "Authoring" Your Life

April 14, 2021

This week we are joined by Jeff Carson, who is a novelist and author of mystery-fiction books and Cristina's husband. We dive into collaboration and creativity, how they go hand in hand even in a career that is much more …

Guest: Jeff Carson
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Connecting with Steve Evers on the "Nature" of Coaching

April 7, 2021

This week we connect with Steve Evers, the founder of Healthy Outside, to talk about the connection between nature, coaching, and healthy living. Combining coaching while embracing nature and the outdoors provides unique op…

Guest: Steve Evers

Connecting with Laurie McElroy on Hijacking Fear Responses

March 31, 2021

Laurie McElroy is back on the podcast to discuss misfiring of our one of our most primal instincts: the fight or flight response. Spawning in the amygdala, our fight or flight responses serve as lighting fast survival instin…

Connecting with Gail Montgomery on Dream Team Supreme

March 24, 2021

Gail Montgomery joins the show this week to discuss best ways to build cohesive, high performing teams. We can all agree communication and skill are important, and Gail shares crucial insights to find the connections and mak…

Connecting with Work-Life Blending

March 17, 2021

Bucking the idea of "work-life balance" requires us to see the human experience that links different aspects of our life. Cristina and Alex explore the ways the pandemic has forced us to address our common life experiences a…

Connecting with Eimear Zone on Impostor Syndrome

March 10, 2021

Confidence coach Eimear Zone joins this week to discuss the pervasive and corrosive experience of Impostor Syndrome. The stakes for living a full life are high and Eimear shares some great insights into detecting and moving …

Guest: Eimear Zone

Connecting with Uma Gopaldass on Making DEI Work

March 3, 2021

DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) is an increasingly hot topic in corporate cultures, but is difficult to "get right." This week, we are joined by expert Uma Gopaldass to find out what is wrong with the typical approach…

Guest: Uma Gopaldass

Connecting with Angela Heyroth on the Win/Win Of Talent On Your Own Terms

Feb. 24, 2021

Angela Heyroth of Talent Lifecycle Designs joins us this week for an exploration into how both companies and people win when we go beyond the traditional structure of full time work. Talent on your own terms is what the GIG…

Connecting with Dave Needham on Performance Management that doesn't Suck!

Feb. 17, 2021

Founder of Ohos, Inc. Dave Needham joins the podcast this week. Dave shares some great experiences around performance reviews and performance management and what drove him to create Ohos to combat the draining experience of …

Guest: Dave Needham

Connecting with "Real" Work

Feb. 10, 2021

This week we explore one of the stronger and often more implicit value judgments we make against ourselves and others: what is "real" work and what is not? How do you determine what is valuable effort and what makes it worth…

Connecting with Shanté Lamping on Emotional Yoga (body, mind, and self-improvement)

Feb. 3, 2021

This week we are joined by Shanté Lamping to discuss the power of the mind as a tool for self-improvement. Shanté works as a personal trainer to help people reach fitness goals, but knows the only way to get there is to wor…

Connecting with Laurie McElroy on Playing Big

Jan. 6, 2021

Starting off 2021 with a bang, this week we are talking to Career, Executive, Life and Mental health coach Laurie McElroy about Playing Big and what it means to access the parts of us we feel are most authentic. Great listen…

Connecting with 2020 Hindsight

Dec. 30, 2020

For the last episode of 2020, we are reflecting on the journey that lead us here, similarities to anyone's journey in finding work they love, and glimpses into what is coming next for Uncover the Human and Siamo. We'd like …

Connecting with Lauren Grau on Energy Leadership™

Dec. 23, 2020

This week we have the pleasure of talking to professional career transition and Energy Leadership™ coach, Lauren Grau! We cover the details of the Energy Leadership Index ™ (ELI) assessment, how we can discover and influence…

Guest: Lauren Grau

Connecting with Values

Dec. 16, 2020

This week we take on our favorite subject: values. Values can be incredible guideposts for living a more fulfilled and authentic life, and in this episode we delve into the mystery behind them. What are they? How do we find …

Connecting with Marty Nocchi on Human Dignity & Institutional Lifecycles

Dec. 9, 2020

This week, we are joined by our first guest, Marty Nocchi! Marty has focused much of his life’s work on human dignity, a pursuit that led him into and years later back out of the catholic ministry. He shares his story and th…

Guest: Marty Nocchi

Connecting with Listening

Dec. 2, 2020

This week we explore what it means to truly listen, how improving our listening skills improves our lives at work and home. Listening is a key skill when it comes to trying to have successful leadership, successful change…

Connecting with Shame in the Workplace

Nov. 25, 2020

This week we explore shame, from the tiny actions that can cause it, to the large ripples it can have for ourselves and our workplaces. Plus, we explore antidotes to shame and how to use curiosity and empathy to recover and …

Connecting with Hard Conversations

Nov. 18, 2020

This week we have an easy conversation about hard conversations. How to have hard conversations rather than avoiding them, and what do we stand to gain when we do? Episode Notes can be found here at uncoverthehuman.wearesiam…

Connecting with Legacy

Nov. 11, 2020

This week we discuss Legacy in the abstract and the concrete. We focus on what we leave behind when our physical presence is no longer in a room and how we build the legacy by which we want to be remembered. Episode Notes c…

Connecting with Fear

Nov. 4, 2020

This week we explore fear, how it can hold us back, hint at where we want to be, and the ways it can operate within teams in the workplace. Fear can motivate us or drain us. What ingredients help us face fear and do it any…

Connecting with Belonging

Oct. 28, 2020

This week co-hosts Alex Cullimore and Cristina Amigoni dive into Belonging, how it ties to authenticity as a basic human need that greatly shapes how we show up, how we feel about ourselves, and what we can accomplish as ind…

Connecting with Authenticity

Oct. 21, 2020

The first Uncover the Human! Co-hosts Alex Cullimore and Cristina Amigoni discuss the central theme of the podcast: Authenticity. Episode Notes can be found here at


Oct. 3, 2020

Uncover the Human is an exploration of authenticity at work, home, and life. Listen in to gain a deeper understanding of living a more authentic, human life with co-hosts Alex Cullimore and Cristina Amigoni plus guests. Epis…