Season 2

Programming Note - Summer Break

June 1, 2022

We are taking a summer break and will be back in August with new exciting guests and fun conversations. In the meantime, you can catch up with any of our episodes on your favorite Podcast platform. Thank you for your sup…

Be The Change: New Ways to Network with Kristin McGinnis

May 25, 2022

There are many traditional business practices that could use some modernization, and business networking is one of them. Thanks to the work of professionals like our latest guest Kristin McGinnis, the days of small talk and …

Express Yourself! Emotional Regulation with Alex and Cristina

May 18, 2022

Emotions are part of being human. We can't avoid them entirely, but we can learn how to manage our emotions and work with them. Every strong emotion we experience is a chance to learn more about ourselves and how we show up …

Getting Serious With Your Business Relationships with JC Quintana

May 11, 2022

In business and in life, relationships are part of our identity — They influence our culture and social norms, they can impact our our growth, and they contribute to our success. In our latest episode of Uncover The Human, w…

Guest: JC Quintana

Anxiousness, Doubt, and Discomfort, Oh My! Overcoming Presentation Anxiety with Alex and Cristina

May 4, 2022

In another insightful episode of Uncover The Human, hosts Cristina and Alex recount their experience speaking at the 2022 KAMCon Conference in Colorado. Despite anxious feelings and nerves creeping up in the hours leading up…

How Education Systems (Don't) Prepare Us for Work with Uma Gopaldass

April 27, 2022

From our primary education to Corporate America, we're taught that our success and our worth can be measured. We go from tests to assessments, and we're assigned numbers and results that put us into boxes. In those boxes, th…

Guest: Uma Gopaldass

Inspiration, Influence, and Impact: Redefining Mentorship with Scott Miller

April 20, 2022

Mentorship can be so much more than a formal professional relationship with a C-Suite executive at our company. Mentors are all around us. They are the people who inspire, influence, and impact us. In a truly inspiring, inf…

Guest: Scott Miller

Get Curious! Busting Biases and Assumptions with Amanda Gulino

April 13, 2022

Our latest guest, Amanda Gulino, is on a mission to make Mondays better for everyone. Through awareness and curiosity, Amanda teaches us to avoid assumptions, bust our own biases, and learn from others who we may not agree w…

Guest: Amanda Gulino

Job Reset: Building a Better Relationship to Your Work with Taylor Short

April 6, 2022

What happens when we start disliking our job? The answer isn't always to jump ship. With a little help from our latest guest Taylor Short, you can change your relationship to the ship and discover ways to find fulfillment in…

Guest: Taylor Short

How are you really feeling? Overcoming Meta-Feelings with Cristina and Alex

March 23, 2022

Have you ever found yourself getting upset about something, then felt upset with yourself for being upset? This is a meta-feeling: how you feel about the feelings you're experiencing. In our latest judgment-free episode of U…

Serve Your Audience! Becoming a Better Speaker with Meridith Grundei

March 16, 2022

When was the last time you were tricked into doing acting exercises? Meridith Grundei's work as a Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Coach teaches us to show up, be present, and own a space. Her applied improvisational …

Relationships are the Foundation: Social and Emotional Learning with Justin Oberndorf

March 9, 2022

What do middle schools and corporations have in common? This may sound like the setup for a joke, but there's a lot to learn from our latest guest, middle school teacher and life coach Justin Oberndorf. As an ex-corporate em…

Creating Belonging & Community in the Workplace with Susan Sanders & Rae English - Part 2

March 2, 2022

Welcome back to Part 2 of our inspiring conversation with Susan Sanders and Rae English. Human first, employee second. This is the approach that our guests Susan and Rae take in their work: Improve the employee experience …

Creating Belonging & Community in the Workplace with Susan Sanders & Rae English - Part 1

Feb. 23, 2022

Human first, employee second. This is the approach that our guests Susan Sanders and Rae English take in their work: Improve the employee experience to build better organizations. Susan and Rae are on a mission to create spa…

Identity vs. Skillset: You Are Not Your Job Title!

Feb. 16, 2022

If a stranger asks you to tell them about yourself, where do you start? The majority of us would say "I am _____" and fill in the blank with: a coach, or a lawyer, or a CTO, or a therapist, or a mother. But those identities …

Finding Your Purpose with Rick Harrigan

Feb. 9, 2022

Rick Harrigan, certified Life Purpose Coach, joins Cristina and Alex on Uncover the Human this week. They discuss how removing external validation and listening to your inner voice is crucial in finding yourself and your lif…

Guest: Rick Harrigan

Thinking Differently about Leadership with Gail & Bruce Montgomery

Feb. 2, 2022

Cristina and Alex interview authors of The Improv Mindset: Change Your Brain. Change Your Business, Gail & Bruce Montgomery on their latest book: CHANGE! A Leader's Guide to Fixing SH*T. This episode discusses leadership and…

Redefining Success

Jan. 26, 2022

Everyone wants to be successful. Does that mean having $1,000,000, obtaining your dream job, or buying your dream house? Cristina and Alex offer a different perspective than the material success we've been conditioned to bel…

Why People Ghost & How We Can Understand It

Jan. 19, 2022

Why do we ghost and get ghosted? From the corporate world to intimate relationships, Cristina and Alex discuss what it means to ghost someone from two perspectives: the person who doesn't like to respond and the person who f…

Connecting with Burnout During The Holidays & Beyond

Jan. 12, 2022

At the beginning of December 2021 we hosted our first roundtable discussion on "Burnout during the Holidays and Beyond". We had an insightful and rich conversation with our panelists and guests, so we decided to share it on…

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Connecting with Anne Catherine Nielsen on Recreating the World of Work

Jan. 5, 2022

Anne Catherine Nielsen joins this week to discuss the "new normal," and how we can all bring humanity into the workplace to benefit the humans and the bottom line at the same time using experience from her ongoing work with …

Connecting with Kelli Oberndorf on Breaking Down Silos

Dec. 29, 2021

This week we have a wonderful conversation with Kelli Oberndorf on how to connect different silos. As very commonly experienced, silos are widely present in organizations, despite the awareness that they cause deep gaps inte…

Connecting with The Great Resignation

Dec. 22, 2021

The Great Resignation, the Great Awakening, the Great Journey to aligning purpose, meaning, and values with our work lives. We have heard many ways to describe the record level numbers of people leaving their current employ…

Connecting with Eimear Zone on Establishing Boundaries

Dec. 15, 2021

Our 50th Episode comes out just in time for this very busy time of the year. We reconnect with Eimear Zone on establishing boundaries as a key skill to not overwhelm ourselves and then burnout. Eimear helps us unpack why i…

Guest: Eimear Zone

Connecting with Michanda Lindsey on the Essence of Being

Dec. 8, 2021

Life is full of lessons and it is not linear . We explore the multi-facets of life, what it means to find our essence of being, and embrace the journey with Michanda Lindsey. She helps us accept that there is no one-size …

Connecting with Dr. Sean M. Dixon & Megan Blythe on Sustainability in Action

Dec. 1, 2021

For Simply Tiny Development, sustainability is not just a word, it is action. We have the honor to learn from Sean and Megan this week about their incredibly important work in creating environmentally sustainable living opt…

Connecting with Our Recommended Professional and Self-Assessments

Nov. 24, 2021

Season 2 kicks off with a recap of the best personal and professional assessments to know yourself and your workplace better. Cristina and Alex discuss the pros and cons of various assessments along with different paths to u…