Kamen works as a lifestyle management consultant who explores the art and science of happiness as a speaker, author, and positive psychology expert. Through her globally syndicated podcast, books, media appearances, and documentary film, Lisa has impacted millions of people around the world.
LISA CYPERS KAMEN
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Original Air Date Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with purpose or to gain joy from your work? What if you felt a deep sense of transparency, valued communication, and trust with the people you work with? How would your home life change if you came home from work not needing to get a day’s worth of frustration off of your chest?
To discover the benefits of creating and working in a joyful work environment with culture of happiness, Harvesting Happiness Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two men who have first-hand experience with it, the founders of Menlo Innovations, James Goebel and Rich Sheridan. James and Rich describe the unique environment they have created at Menlo Innovations and why other companies tour their basement office for ideas and inspiration.
The software company has a non-traditional workplace structure where team members work in pairs, projects are peer-reviewed, and the responsibility of human resources belongs to everyone. It is sophisticatedly simple.
Richard Sheridan is CEO and co-founder of Menlo Innovations, which has won the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for six straight years and five revenue awards from Inc. magazine. He frequently speaks at business conferences and to major corporations such as Mercedes-Benz, Nike, and 3M. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Book: Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love and Chief Joy Officer: How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear
James Goebel is a founding partner of Menlo Innovations. He holds a master’s in business administration from Eastern Michigan University, is a certified Project Management Professional, a certified Scrum Master, and enjoys speaking at conferences, teaching classes, and speaking to small local groups to share the lessons he has learned.
Follow Menlo Innovations:
Are We Happy Yet? Eight Keys to Unlocking a Joyful Life — A boot camp manual for greater emotional fitness. Happiness waits for no one and sometimes we all need support. What is getting in the way of your happiness right now?
H–Factor: Where is Your Heart? — Lisa’s documentary film explores the journey of human happiness. Emotions are contagious and happiness is a universally desired state. We tend to forget we all have the freedom to be happy or the liberty to be miserable each day.
Our communications do not constitute mental health treatment nor is it indicative of a private therapeutic relationship.
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