Have you ever been disengaged at work or at home? Do you worry about employee disengagement and turnover?
You're right to worry: according to Gallup, 85% of workers are disengaged from their jobs! Having close relationships at work is one of the most effective ways to increase workplace engagement. (And more than half of CEOs reported feeling "lonely" to Harvard Business Review, too. And that says nothing about the divorce rate and home-life dissatisfaction.)
You know the advice never to work with loved ones? Well, I am writing a book about how wrong that advice is. Working with people you love can improve your career and your personal life. I have inspiring stories from incredible friends and families and some cool science to back it up.
I'm a former business-school professor, parallel entrepreneur, book writer, and mother of four who has spent the last half decade focused on the intersection of personal relationships and work. My research is supported by my Wharton MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship and two degrees in computer science from MIT as well as 20+ years of business leadership experience.
In my business and teamwork talks, which I've performed interactively on Zoom with large and small audiences as well as in person, I inspire audiences to invest in work relationships and in their relationship with their employees for greater satisfaction, deeper ownership, and lower turnover.
In my talks to audiences interested in personal relationships, I inspire them to build deeper psychological closeness, dependability, understand one another's strengths, overcome jealousy, and work together to reconnect and achieve greater success as a new team. This audience is perfect for people who are struggling together in quarantine.
It is my life's mission to bring people closer together through their work, which is where we spend most of our waking hours.