With Jeff Harry
On This Episode
To date the Great Resignation has driven millions of people to quit their jobs, so what is the actual cause of this historic shift? On this episode of the HRart of It podcast, Samm interviews repeat guest Jeff Harry who explains that this problem has been fueled by organizations that continue to fall back into old ways of thinking. Numerous factors including burnout, toxic masculinity and leadership only focused on short term gains are just a few of the major factors at the heart of this crisis.
Organizations need to step up and show they truly care for their employees or be left behind in this new working world that is demanding respect, flexibility and genuine joy.
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About the Guest
Jeff Harry shows individuals and companies how to tap into their true selves, to feel their happiest and most fulfilled — all by playing. Jeff has worked with Google, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Adobe, the NFL, Amazon, and Facebook, helping their staff to infuse more play into the day-to-day.
Jeff is an international speaker who has presented at conferences such as INBOUND, SXSW, and Australia’s Pausefest, showing audiences how major issues in the workplace can be solved using play. Jeff was selected by BambooHR & Engagedly as one of the Top 100 HR Influencers of 2020 for his organizational development work around dealing with toxic people in the workplace. His play work has most recently been featured in the NY Times article: How Do We Add More Play To Our Grown-Up Life – Even Now. He has also been featured on AJ+, SoulPancake, the SF Chronicle, and CNN.
While we spend most of our time pretending to be important, serious grownups, it’s when we let go of that facade and just play, that the real magic happens. Fully embracing your own nerdy genius — whatever that is — gives you the power to make a difference and change lives. Jeff believes that we already have many of the answers we seek, and by simply unleashing our inner child, we can find our purpose and, in turn, help to create a better world.
About the Host
Samm is an HR Visionary and Medical Qigong Healer. In November 2021, she earned her Masters certification in Medical Qigong with Ted O’Brien at the East Coast Institute of Medical Qigong. As an HR Visionary, her decade-long pursuit of the missing elements for employee engagement within organizations led her down this path of merging Spirituality, Eastern Medicine and workplace wellness to create the potential for deep healing within our workplace cultures.
As a Medical Qigong Therapist, Samm’s clients come from a range of different backgrounds though she specializes in healing stress and burnout for professionals as well as coaching them back to their Connected Path. She is currently pursuing her doctoral certificate in Medical Qigong at the 3 Treasures School of Medical Qigong studying under Lisa VanOstrand.