Olivia has served as a HR leader for Stryker since June 2012 and during this time she has successfully supported several large sales organisations, facilitated cross functional synergies, implemented DE&I strategies, developed onboarding programs, facilitated integrations and assisted with the development of many commercial leaders. Before joining Stryker Olivia retired from the US Coast Guard in 2012. Most notably in 2009 Olivia made Coast Guard history as she became one of two first African American Engineer officers to serve on a “major” cutter. Olivia is also the co-host of the Embracing Only podcast and is working on a book titled Only; a corporate survival guide.
Everyone knows that their network is an absolute powerhouse of potential for any cause you are championing. Be it job search, short term opportunities, advice, mentorship, customers, peers, collaborators, and friendships. Yet for many, we only tap this resource when we need it; instead of nurturing that relationship to be meaningful over time. In this episode we talk about networking from the perspective of different social networking platforms, understanding the ingredients that enable it, clarifying your goals, and building the skills.
Inclusion is the absence of barriers. This is the clearest definition I’ve heard of this word, and one that speaks to the feelings of everyone, including white men, women, people of colour, and people of varying abilities, neuro diversities, genders, ethnicities, faiths, sexualities and others. It does not however come without a context, as civilisation is also based on finding common ground, and having some level of fair treatment across the spectrum of concerns.
“This book is a revelation in so many ways that I cannot enumerate. Each chapter had me go to places I hadn’t considered going; to my experiences, my biases, my joys, and my gifts foremost among them! This book doesn’t just recommend what I should consider in my journey to building a net – positive life, it puts the steering wheel in my hand, with a road map and tangible actions to plot out what’s meaningful to me! I have lengthy notes. I highly recommend it!”
Today's session is about optimising LinkedIn for your job search. There's a lot to talk about for LinkedIn, but six things that I think you should focus on to make your profile ready for review and viewing by those who will be interested in hiring you.
Today, I'm going to talk about productivity in roughly four to five minutes. I know you've read and implemented systems around productivity your entire life, yet frustratingly, you are still struggling to maintain your game consistently. What am I doing wrong, you ask? As when you look around your social feed, you see many people starting side gigs, growing their incomes. While you barely have time to breathe.
Today's tip is about journaling. Journaling is one of the most underestimated success secrets. And often people don't know exactly how to incorporate it into their lives and how to make a habit of doing the thing that actually can release so much of stress, and keep you focused on the mission at hand.
" in 2015, when I did my MBA, I read a book called Frugal Innovation written by Navi Radjou about how Indians create low cost solutions, like baby incubators and fridges using the most limited means. So all of these types of solutions were coming from a place of need, they were solving real problems in the world. And I started to look at what sort of my organisations were doing in terms of innovation. And it felt like they were trying to solve problems for the brand, but not problems for the world. And I thought, This is not what we need to be doing here. Like there needs to be a real change in how we approach solving problems."