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The Thriving Hive – Replay

Saturday, Februrary 16, 2018 @10am

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Guest:

Mari Ryan, MBA, NHP, CWP
CEO & Founder
Advancing Wellness
Author of
The Thriving Hive:
How People Centric Workplaces
Ignite Engagement and Fuel Results

The Thriving Hive –

The Thriving Hive is a simple, yet insightful story about a company CEO whose organization is no longer attracting and retaining the kinds of employees the organization needs to remain competitive and keep their customers happy.

Her mentor, the former CEO, introduces her to two very different beehives and his unconventional look at how organizations can support or diminish the well-being of their employees. The Dive Hive reveals the pitfalls of leadership that focuses on profits. While the Alive Hive shows how productive a workforce can be when the culture prioritizes employee well-being.

The story, replete with interesting characters, takes you on a journey as the bees experience hive-threatening situations and shows how each hive prepares for and deals with adversity. You’ll meet the management teams and worker bees who represent typical employees in any organization and learn from the CEO’s observations.

This business parable is a quick read for anyone who wants guidance for creating a culture of well-being, purpose, vitality, and satisfaction, for an all-encompassing employee experience.

The story shows why organizations should put their people first and why the well-being of the workforce is the most valuable asset of any business that wants to be successful for the long-term. In this book you will learn:

  • How to create an organizational culture that supports the well-being of the workforce
  • The link between employee well-being and engagement, productivity and commitment, and
  • Strategic viewpoints and tactical practices that support employee well-being.

Branding with Powerful Stories

Saturday, February 9, 2019 @ 10am

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Guest:

Greg Stone
President

Stone Communications

Branding with Powerful Stories –

Greg Stone carries “street credentials” from the years he spent as a journalist. He began his career as a writer at Time Inc. in New York and later worked as a TV reporter in Minneapolis, Boston, and on PBS.  Greg estimates he has conducted at least 15,000 interviews.

Turning down an offer to anchor at CNN in New York, he founded Stone Communications in 1989.  Since then he has consulted for a wide range of global leaders. Representative clients include Ancestry.com, Arbor Networks, Capital One, Citizens Bank, Dunkin’ Donuts, Fidelity Investments, Harvard Medical School, IBM, Lego, Massachusetts General Hospital, McKesson, MIT, 3M, Timberland, and many politicians. He is also a frequent guest-lecturer at Harvard Business School where he has an ongoing assignment to media-train the faculty.

Greg has written and directed hundreds of productions, ranging from 30-second commercials to corporate videos to feature films. His professional honors include three Emmy Nominations.

Greg is the author of the acclaimed book Artful Business: 50 Lessons from Creative Geniuses, designed to stimulate the imaginations of thinking managers. His new book Branding with Powerful Stories: The Villains, Victims and Heroes Model appears in December is an outgrowth of his seminal Harvard Business Review article about the irresistible lure of villains in communication. Greg is a sought-after speaker in the United States and abroad.

Ever curious about other cultures, he studied French, Italian and German as an undergraduate, earning an AB degree with honors from Harvard College, followed by two master’s degrees from Columbia University in journalism and business.

Greg resides just outside Boston with his wife. Their daughter is in medical school and their son in college. The family also includes a rescue dog.

HR Stranger Things – Year in Review

Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 @10am

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Guest:

James P. Reidy
Shareholder
Sheehan Phinney

HR Stranger Things – Year in Review

Jim chairs the Sheehan Phinney’s labor and employment practice group. He practices in the areas of labor and employment law with an emphasis on assisting employers in effectively avoiding, or defending against, employment disputes. He represents management in organizations ranging from multi­national corporations, to closely ­held, family­-owned businesses, to not ­for­ profit entities and public sector employers. Since joining the Firm in 1989, Jim has expanded an already well­ established employment law practice group. This group is now recognized as one of the best labor and employment practices in Northern New England.

Bad Choices Make Good Stories

Saturday, January 26, 2019 @10am

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Guest:

Dylan “Dielawn” Volk
Author, Speaker
Bad Choices Make Good Stories

After years of what his parents called “the diagnosis of the month club,” Dylan was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism at the age of eight. Life has been a minefield of obstacles for Dylan. When he was little, he struggled with learning the rules and following directions that did not make sense to him. As he got older, he was challenged, especially socially, by a world that seemed extremely confusing to him, with a disability that to most was invisible. Even today, Dylan works hard to figure out what he needs to do in order to get through each day as a 27-year-old adult with autism in our fast-paced and often unforgiving society.

Dylan graduated from Sedgefield High School in 2010 and is currently pursuing his goal of making it in the entertainment industry. He has a YouTube channel under his stage name “Real Dielawn” where viewers are treated on a daily basis to a look inside his one-of-a-kind mind. Dylan has also been a regular on SiriusXM’s “Dirty Pop Live” hosted by Lance Bass, heard formerly on OutQ Channel 106 and RadioAndy Channel 102. He has hosted his own radio show, “Ridin with Dielawn” which aired Saturday nights in Portland, Maine on WLOB 100.5-FM and via his podcast.

Dylan has been enjoying his experiences speaking about his life and the book he wrote with his father.  His presentations to thousands of people from coast to coast have been overwhelmingly well-received. He hopes his work helping his father write Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Autism Spectrum and his new book, Bad Choices Make Good Stories: My Life with Autism, will help families as they navigate through the difficulties of living life on the spectrum.  He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.