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For the business owner, breaks are about productivity; for an individual, it’s about feeling better at the end of your day. Are you filling your stress cup? Learn about the most important thing to do every day to make you and your work better.
John Moore has spent years in information technology, working with some of the largest companies in the world. He loves being able to solve complex problems and bring greater value to people’s lives.
John is a spiritually oriented life coach, trained in transformational and solutions-focused coaching, hold’s a 3rd degree black-belt in jujutsu, and has completed a year-long apprenticeship in shamanism. He’s trained in a number of Eastern body, mind, and spirit traditions and brings that experience to everything he does. An author and speaker, John lives in Maine with his wife and twin daughters.
My guest this week is Chris Kast who tells us how 30, Type A+ brand media strategists and creative professionals find time to connect and engage at work. Chris shares insight on employee empowerment with one of the busiest creative teams in Maine.
Their work includes Maine Magazine, Old Port Magazine, Maine Home & Design, Kennebunkport Festival, Love Maine Radio, and Maine Live, just to name a few. Yet this group manages to connect with each other and their community; they support over 140 non-profits each year.
Chris Kast has lived in Portland since 1988 and has been in marketing and advertising his entire career. His “work philosophy” is quite simple, treat people like grown ups who know their roles and responsibilities and it will pay you back in spades. He and his husband Byron are quasi-empty nesters and share their home with an energetic Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever named Stella Blue.
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Join me with Monica Worline for an informative and compelling conversation on the importance of compassion in the workplace. She talks about how fear can get in our way and gives us simple tools to demonstrate compassion in ways that are most meaningful.
Did you know that practicing compassion at work is a successful business strategy? Compassionate workplaces have higher levels of service quality, increased retention of talented employees, better innovation, and collaboration.
Join us for 100 Days of Awakening Compassion at Work
Laurie Mitchell is AVP of Global Wellbeing and Health Management at Unum. I have known of Laurie for over a decade and have admired her ability to create healthy work programs and benefits that actually improve health. She talks about creating benefits and programs for employees that “make the healthiest choice the easiest choice.” She leads by example in balancing work and home life, and she supports the same for others. She also values a good night’s sleep – music to my ears!
Laurie Mitchell is responsible for the design, delivery and management of initiatives that support the wellbeing of Unum’s 10,000 employees and their families in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland. She partners with business leaders and the insurance team to identify strategies to address workforce health and productivity concerns – for both Unum employees and Unum clients.
This is a special episode focused on what makes a great manager. I am fortunate to have talked with six people who shared their stories with me. Can you relate? Please share your stories on the BreakTogether Facebook page.
Thank you to the following rock stars I am lucky enough to share home base with, in Portland, Maine. Their contact information is below along with our conversations:
Dan Sexton, Owner, Horizon Digital Marketing (http://horizondigitalmarketing.com/)
Lauren Reid, Co-Manager, Cloudport Maine, Portland (https://cloudportme.com
Eli Dolloff, Owner, Maine Marketing (http://mainemarketing.co)
Gretchen Johnson, Director of Marketing, Verrill Dana (http://www.verrilldana.com/gjohnson/)
Laura Sprinkle, Creative Launch Strategist (http://www.laurasprinkle.com)
Adrian Espinoza, Engineer and SEO Agent, (http://www.adrianosvaldo.com/)