HR Oxygen
#65:  Negotiation Skills for the Busy HR Professional - with Donna Hughes

#65: Negotiation Skills for the Busy HR Professional - with Donna Hughes

July 1, 2020

As an HR professional, you have valuable knowledge and skills that your employer needs to recognize.  If this isn't happening, you need to negotiate your way into professional success.  This applies to many areas of our personal lives as well.  Our guest today, Donna Hughes of Launch Negotiation is an expert negotiator and makes the case that to be successful, you have to master the techniques of negotiation.  Forget about any stereotypes you have about negotiation because Donna will help you revisualize everything you think you know about this topic! 

#64:  How to Be a Strategic HR Leader - with Tianna Lucas

#64: How to Be a Strategic HR Leader - with Tianna Lucas

June 30, 2020

As an HR professional, you probably realize that career success is a journey.  The reward you get is recognition by your organization and peers from the results you get.  Our guest today, Tianna Lucas is an experienced HR leader who graciously shared her journey with me.  I know you'll enjoy her story and hopefully will get some guidance on how to manage your own career.

#63:  Handling Emotional Labor - with Michelle Lem

#63: Handling Emotional Labor - with Michelle Lem

June 16, 2020

As an HR professional, you work in a stressful environment and often feel isolated.  There is another group of professionals who experience this and more:  Veterinarians.  My guest today is really fun, interesting, and multi-talented.  Dr. Michelle Lem is not only a veterinarian, she also works with homeless youths (and their pets) AND partners with stressed-out fellow veterinarians. Her techniques will work for you and just listening to her will be inspirational!

#62:  Why Virtual Meetings Don’t Have to Suck - with Heather Archer

#62: Why Virtual Meetings Don’t Have to Suck - with Heather Archer

June 16, 2020

Virtual meetings, conferences, and training sessions are now the norm.  And frankly, as they normally exist, they SUCK!  Our guest on this episode, Heather Archer, disagrees.  She has a proven 5-Step Process that will help you engage your audience, get your points across, and provide a much better experience for your virtual attendees.  

#61:  The LifePlan Process - with Tom Clegg

#61: The LifePlan Process - with Tom Clegg

June 15, 2020

At some point in life, all of us probably have or will ask the question:  What is My Purpose in Life?  Our guest today, Tom Clegg, talks to us about a process he uses called LifePlan.  If you're at a point in life where nothing is making sense and you need clarity, this episode will be most helpful.  Be sure to stay tuned until the end as Tom has a special offer for listeners of this show.

#60:  Preparing Your Organization for a Post-COVID Existence - with Tara Rethore

#60: Preparing Your Organization for a Post-COVID Existence - with Tara Rethore

June 11, 2020

As of the date of this episode, there are far more questions than answers for what life after COVID will look like.  The best we can do is maybe ask better questions.  Our guest today, Tara Rethore, is a business strategist who has some great thoughts about what we can do right now to help us succeed in the future!

#59:  How I Survived a Living Donor Transplant - with Nicole Bard

#59: How I Survived a Living Donor Transplant - with Nicole Bard

June 9, 2020

If you're looking for an inspirational story of survival, hope, and success, this is the episode for you.  My guest is Nicole Bard.  Nicole was the recipient of a liver that was donated by someone who is alive today!  This is a super interesting medical procedure which many folks don't know about.  Nicole's message of perseverance is what we all need to hear today!

#58:  Self-Empowerment Strategies for Women - with Kimberly Armstrong

#58: Self-Empowerment Strategies for Women - with Kimberly Armstrong

June 2, 2020

I believe all of us should be on a path of self-improvement, but what if, because of bad situations, relationships, or career mishaps you don't feel empowered enough to do so?  Our guest today, Kimberly Armstrong focuses her business on working women who are in this situation.  The topic today, Self-empowerment Strategies for Women, is designed for professional women who are looking for a boost in their self-confidence.  Kimber's techniques will give you the motivation and skills to be the very best YOU that you can be!

#57:  How to Keep Your Remote Workers from Failing - with Jennifer Leake

#57: How to Keep Your Remote Workers from Failing - with Jennifer Leake

May 26, 2020

Remote workers are now the rule rather than the exception.  In some cases, companies are finding this trend to be more effective but like anything, there are some challenges.  What do you do when some of your remote workers are failing? Well, our guest today, Jennifer Leake of Assessment Pros has some practical tips for keeping the workforce engaged and preventing them from being left behind.  Lots of practical tips so be sure to take notes!

#56:  How to Develop Yourself as You Help Others - with Deb Cohen

#56: How to Develop Yourself as You Help Others - with Deb Cohen

May 14, 2020

As an HR professional, you know how important professional development is.  In this time of quarantine and pandemic, it might seem like it shouldn't be a priority but IT IS!  Our guest today, Dr. Deb Cohen gives us reasons why we should accelerate our development and has some suggestions on how to do it more effectively.