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E54: "Quiet Quitting" and "Quiet Firing"

Workforce Waves

Release Date: 02/06/2023

E67: Investing in Our Future: The Importance of Accessible and Affordable Childcare show art E67: Investing in Our Future: The Importance of Accessible and Affordable Childcare

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This episode features a conversation with Early Childhood Project Manager Jo Nowak-Thompson from the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board (NWWIB), to discuss the pressing issue of childcare and its impact on the workforce. Jo delves into the current state of childcare in the Northwest Wisconsin region, highlighting the limited number of regulated programs and the challenges faced by both parents and providers. She also explains the connection between accessible, affordable, and high-quality childcare and workforce participation, emphasizing the need for competitive wages and benefits...

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E66: Green Jobs on the Rise: Meeting Wisconsin's Energy Efficiency Goals show art E66: Green Jobs on the Rise: Meeting Wisconsin's Energy Efficiency Goals

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The conversation continues in part two of this two-part episode, as Lisa Geason-Bauer, President and Founder of Evolution Marketing, returns to discuss sustainability initiatives in Wisconsin. Lisa discusses the increasing demand for green jobs in the residential construction sector and the need for about a thousand new workers per year in the state to meet energy efficiency goals. Lisa also shares valuable resources for homeowners looking to make their homes more energy-efficient and take advantage of upcoming rebates and tax credits. For more information, visit:  

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E65: Sustainability in Business: Balancing People, Planet, and Profit show art E65: Sustainability in Business: Balancing People, Planet, and Profit

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Tune in for part one of a two-part conversation with Lisa Geason-Bauer, President and Founder of Evolution Marketing, about the importance of sustainability in business. They discuss how operating in a triple bottom line manner - prioritizing people, planet, and profit - can make businesses more resilient and attractive to both workers and consumers. Lisa shares insights on third-party certifications like B Corp, the increasing demand for transparency and sustainability from younger generations, and the risks of greenwashing. She also touches on how the pandemic has impacted supply chains and...

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E64: Boosting Veteran-Owned Businesses in Wisconsin show art E64: Boosting Veteran-Owned Businesses in Wisconsin

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Tune in for a conversation with Zach Zabel, Vice President of the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Zach discusses the chamber's mission to support veteran-owned businesses and workers in Wisconsin, resources available to veterans in the state, and how individuals can support veterans and veteran-owned businesses this holiday season. Zach also shares details on the chamber's business accelerator program, perspectives on the childcare shortage crisis, and his plans to launch a podcast focused on economic opportunities in Wisconsin.

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E63: Overcoming Burnout: Recovering and Finding Balance with Author Kelly Bubolz show art E63: Overcoming Burnout: Recovering and Finding Balance with Author Kelly Bubolz

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This episode features a discussion with Kelly Bubolz, author of "Leaving the Darkness: A Proven and Practical Burnout Guide," where we explore the causes and symptoms of burnout as well as practical tips for setting boundaries, self-care, and changing negative behaviors. Kelly shares her personal experience recovering from burnout, the importance of trusting the process and building a supportive community. Tune in to learn more about recognizing burnout and starting the journey toward a healthier lifestyle.

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E62: A New Way to Explore Future Careers show art E62: A New Way to Explore Future Careers

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Tune in to an interview with Chantel Huang, Roadtrip Nation’s Program Operations Manager. Roadtrip Nation is a nonprofit education organization—with a series on PBS!—that sends all sorts of people across the country to interview inspiring people in all kinds of industries. Whether it’s exploring their documentaries and Interview Archive, reading their best-selling book, learning about other people’s stories in their Share Your Road database, or trying out their career aptitude Roadmap Tool test, odds are they’ll have something to help you find the missing piece in your own career...

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E61: Unlocking Your Creative DNA: Revolutionize Your Work Life with Rachel Rai Henry show art E61: Unlocking Your Creative DNA: Revolutionize Your Work Life with Rachel Rai Henry

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This episode features special guest Rachel Rai Henry, CEO of Creative Flow School. Learn how to unleash your hidden creative talents to revolutionize your work life and beyond. Rachel breaks down her Creative Flow Alchemy Method and explains how your personal 'DNA'—Divine Natural Approach—can elevate your soft skills and problem-solving abilities. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a corporate go-getter, or someone stuck in a creative rut, tune in to discover how to turn possibilities into golden opportunities.

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E60: Leading with Intention, Connection and Direction: With Dr. Joe Sanfelippo show art E60: Leading with Intention, Connection and Direction: With Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

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This episode features a conversation with Dr. Joe Sanfelippo, renowned author, motivational speaker, and education visionary. Joe shares insights from his extensive career as an educator, spanning roles from kindergarten teacher to superintendent of schools. Tune in as we unravel Joe's journey, exploring his transition from school administration to impactful leadership coaching. Discover the essence of fostering a supportive environment, recognizing greatness, and making every interaction count. For more information about Joe, visit 

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E59: From Therapist to Podcast Producer- Navigating Career Changes show art E59: From Therapist to Podcast Producer- Navigating Career Changes

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This episode features a conversation with Doug Foresta, Director of Podcast Services for Workforce180, as he reveals how he got started as a podcast producer and outlines his career journey from doorman to therapist to podcast producer. Discover tips for successfully navigating career changes. You'll also learn the origins of the word "podcast"! 

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E58: Creating a More Inclusive Workplace: With DEI Expert Adrienne Lawrence  show art E58: Creating a More Inclusive Workplace: With DEI Expert Adrienne Lawrence

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Adrienne Lawrence, VP and Senior Consultant for Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC), joins the program in recognition of Pride Month to discuss how to create a more inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and heard. Adrienne reveals what it means to have authentic inclusion in the workplace and how to keep diversity, equity, and inclusion front and center in an organization throughout the year. Adrienne also reveals the business case for focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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This episode features an interview with coach, consultant, and author Oreste J. D’Aversa as he discusses the phenomenon of "quiet quitting" and "quiet firing." Discover what these terms mean, the problems that they create in the workplace, and how to address them. Oreste also shares advice for employers and employees about how to create win/win relationships at work.