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Mind at Work

Mind at Work

By Rui Nunes
Mental health can make or break your career. And vice versa. Mind at Work helps you find professional fulfilment while navigating the ups and downs of having a human mind. Join host Rui Nunes and guests that include world-class psychologists, neuroscientists and executives in this weekly podcast on mental wellness in the workplace.
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Employee Wellness, Inclusivity, and Data with Paul Rubenstein
In this episode of Mind at Work I spoke with Paul Rubenstein, Chief People Officer at Visier. How would you feel if your organization used the data from your work computer to better help you? Paul also shared his views on several topics along with several practical tips around improving employee wellness and inclusivity in the workplace. Some of the topics we discussed include employee wellness, the employer’s responsibility for employee well-being, investing in your “B players”, working in a diverse environment, creating a culture of inclusiveness, and how to use FOMO to improve inclusivity. Access the complete show notes on the Mind at Work website here:
April 22, 2021
Employee Burnout with Chad Verity
In this episode of Mind at Work I spoke with Chad Verity, CEO of Holmetrics. He shared several stories and findings that he's seen while growing his analytics company. Some of the topics we discussed include: How to identify and prevent burnout in the workplace. How technology can improve the well-being of employees. Why caring for your employees is always good for business. How Holmetrics helps assess employee burnout. Access the complete show notes on the Mind at Work website here:
April 20, 2021
Stress Management with Beverly Beuermann-King
In this episode, I speak with Beverly Beuermann-King; founder of Work Smart Live Smart. For over twenty years, Beverly has used her S-O-S Principle with people and organizations who want to control their reactions to stress, build resiliency against life’s challenges, and live healthy, successful lives. We chat about: What it means to be stressed Good stress vs. bad stress Recognize stress in an employee Understanding stress in yourself Learning to manage both types of stress Adjusting stress levels in the workplace Full episode show notes here:
March 25, 2021
Engagement in the Workplace with Massella Dukuly
Massella is a Coach, Facilitator, and Learning and Development Strategist. She's had the unique opportunity to train and coach over 10,000 leaders at 300+ global companies including Squarespace, Twitter, TED, The New York Times, Peloton and more. Additionally, she has conducted research on employee engagement and talent development that has been implemented in learning content at LifeLabs Learning and featured in thought leadership pieces in First Round Capital, Thrive Global, and Entrepreneur. In this episode we chat about: Engagement in the workplace How to improve employee engagement Why it is important to improve engagement How internal models can effect an employee’s behavior, without even knowing it How caring for the individual employee improves morale What some of the challenges have been during COVID-19 lockdowns Read the full show notes on the Mind at Work website here.
March 18, 2021
Neurodiversity in the Workplace with Amanda Matejicek
In this episode we chat about: 1. The basics of neurodiversity 2. The importance of having a neurodiverse workplace 3. Creating opportunities for people with different neurotypes 4. How to develop and implement a neurodiverse strategy 5. Which companies should become neurodiverse 6. How to open the conversation to improve communication Show notes: I hope that you enjoy the episode.
March 11, 2021
Desuckify Work with Terry Gillis
Welcome to Mind at Work, I’m your host, Rui Nunes. I interview world-class experts and executives to uncover the evidence-based practices that will improve mental health and well-being in the workplace. In this episode, I speak with Terry Gillis; President and CEO of Ahria Consulting. Terry has over 20 years of experience in the field of talent management and is a best-selling author. In this episode, we chat about the essentials of an amazing workplace, the importance of knowing everyone at your organization, how to help people find fulfilment at work, how to hire effectively, how companies should think about employee engagement, and much more. Show notes: I hope that you enjoy the episode.
February 26, 2021
How to Make Work Awesome with Pam Ross
In this episode, I speak with Pam Ross. Pam quit the corporate world with a mission to improve people’s lives by making work awesome. Now, through her company Blue Rebel Works, Pam provides leadership and culture development for growing organizations who want to humanize work. In this episode, we chat about the current state of working from home, how organizations are improving well-being, current assumptions about work, the illusion of control in the workplace, and much more. I hope that you enjoy the episode. You can find the show notes here:
February 18, 2021
Building a People-Centric Workplace Culture with Allen Pike
In this episode, I speak with Allen Pike. Allen is the CEO of the Vancouver-based app design and development company Steamclock. Some companies they call clients include the likes of Arc'teryx, Intuit, Hootsuite, and HP. Allen believes in taking care of his people. So, I picked his brain about how he does it. In this episode, we chat about building a people-centric company, running effective 1:1’s, implementing well-being programs and perks, and fostering positive mental health Episode show notes: I hope that you enjoy the episode.
January 21, 2021
How to Develop Emotional Intelligence with Dr. Russell Clayton
In this episode, I speak with Dr Russell Clayton. Dr Clayton is an author, speaker, and college professor. In addition to his academic contributions, Dr Clayton’s insights have been published in the Harvard Business Review and have been mentioned on popular press outlets such as NBC News, Fox News, and Fast Company. During our chat, we cover Work-life rhythm, power skills, emotional intelligence, burnout, and much more. Full show notes found here: I hope that you enjoy the episode.
January 14, 2021
How Mindfulness Works with Dr. Parmjit Singh
In this episode, I speak with Dr Parmjit Singh. Dr. Singh is an Assistant Clinical Professor with the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University and has a PhD in psychology. He also helps businesses of varying sizes develop practical mindfulness-based programs that help with resilience, stress management, self-compassion, and leadership. In our chat, we cover how mindfulness works, how to cultivate mindfulness, what self-awareness is and isn’t, how to implement and evangelize mindfulness programs at your organization. You can find the complete show notes here: I hope that you enjoy the episode.
January 07, 2021
Scott Paul - Self Isolation, Stoicism, and Negative Visualization
In this episode, I speak with Scott Paul. Scott is the CEO of Wooly and an active angel investor. Over his career, he’s founded several startups, exited 3 times, including one to Disney, made 43 angel deals, and much more. Scott was kind enough to share with us his recent journey into complete isolation in order to continue improving himself, and his connection to the world. We spoke about: stoicism, isolation, negative visualization, uncertainty, the importance of people, ADHD, and much more. I hope you enjoy the conversation. Show notes:
December 09, 2020
Beverly Flaxington - High-Conflict Conversations in the Workplace
In this episode, I speak with Bev Flaxington, The Human Behavior Coach®. Bev is a gold-award winning author who has written 8 books, three of them bestsellers. In addition to writing 8 books; Bev is also a certified hypnotherapist, executive and career coach, certified behavioral analyst, certified values analyst, lecturer, and a holder of two patents. We spoke about: Handling high-conflict conversations while remote, emotion regulation, fear, remaining objective, leadership, avoiding the “nice” culture, and much more. I hope you enjoy the conversation. Episode show notes:
December 03, 2020
AJ Wilcox - Getting Fired, Starting an Agency, and Imposter Syndrome
In this episode, my guest is AJ Wilcox. A LinkedIn Ads pro who founded, a LinkedIn Ads-specific ad agency, in 2014. He's an official LinkedIn partner, host of the LinkedIn Ads Show podcast, and has managed among the world’s largest LinkedIn Ads accounts worldwide. He's a ginger & triathlete. He & his wife live in Utah, with their 4 kids, and his company car is a wicked-fast go-kart. In this episode we talk about; getting fired, starting a successful agency, imposter syndrome, and much more. Episode show notes:
December 01, 2020
Jonathan Metrick - Focus, Communication, Passion, and Failure
In this episode, my guest is Jonathan Metrick the Chief Growth Officer at Portag3. Prior to joining Portage3, Jonathan was the CMO of Policygenius. There he led a division of more than 40, helped the business scale 10x in revenue, and secure their Series D funding. Jonathan has extensive marketing experience across entertainment, luxury goods, and retail. In this episode we talk about: Focus Improving communication Identifying your passion Failure Show notes:
November 23, 2020
Lauren Florko, Ph.D. - Difficult Conversations, Underperformers, Constructive Meetings
In this episode, I speak with Lauren Florko, an organizational development consultant with a focus on workplace stress. She specializes in talent management and for over a decade has worked for public, private, for-profit, and not-for-profit organizations, both at a local and global level. We spoke about: How to have difficult conversations at work How to identify why someone isn’t performing well And how to make meetings constructive For complete show notes visit:
November 18, 2020
James Danckert - Identifying boredom and depression links
In this episode, my guest is James Danckert. James is a Cognitive Neuroscientist at the University of Waterloo where he studies boredom, attention, mental models, and the consequences of stroke. He lives in Kitchener with his wife and two boys and alleviates his own boredom with a semi-acoustic Fender, sailing whenever feasible, reading, and gardening. In this episode we talk about: What boredom is How to know when you’re in a bored state How to keep boredom at bay And boredom’s role in depression For complete show notes visit:
November 18, 2020