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Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel

Welcome to Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel – a show where LinkedIn’s Jessi Hempel explores the changing nature of work, and how that work is changing us. What does work mean to us? Should we love what we do? How can we switch it up? Join Jessi as she talks with guests such as Reid Hoffman, Roxane Gay, and Guy Raz to unearth lessons that apply to our own careers. New episodes each week.

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Welcome to Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel – a show where LinkedIn’s Jessi Hempel explores the changing nature of work, and how that work is changing us. What does work mean to us? Should we love what we do? How can we switch it up? Join Jessi as she talks with guests such as Reid Hoffman, Roxane Gay, and Guy Raz to unearth lessons that apply to our own careers. New episodes each week.

Rank #1: Ellen Kullman on leading through crisis

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Carbon CEO Ellen Kullman visits with Jessi to tell her rare-for-today story of growing throughout her career at only two companies - GE and DuPont. She shares lessons learned from leading DuPont during the ‘08 financial crisis, and ways we can each take control during uncertain times. 

Oct 26 2020

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Rank #2: When to be Quick, When to be Wise

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Social scientist Arthur Brooks says that many successful careers start with generating new ideas, and then end with teaching with them. “You start off as an inventor, and you finish up as an instructor,” the Harvard Kennedy School professor says. This episode, hear Arthur’s research about how your strengths change as you age, and how knowing all this can help you plan your career moves more effectively. 

Nov 18 2019

29mins

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Rank #3: Jerry Colonna: The Coach Who Tells You, “Yes, It Is You”

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Jerry Colonna was called “the Prince of New York” by New York Magazine for his success as a venture capitalist. Then his life came to a hard stop when he fell into depression and realized that his work wasn’t all it was chocked up to be. He turned his life around when he started coaching CEOs, and found out that what those business leaders needed, he could give. Now hear the executive coach’s thoughts on how to mindfully bring emotions to work, and why tapping into pain points can improve leadership

Sep 30 2019

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Rank #4: E-Sports is Growing – So Are the Jobs

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It's 2019, and you can make a living in the world of e-sports. You don't have to be a professional video gamer, though – there will be a rise in new jobs such as physical therapists, lawyers, agents, writers, artists, and more. This episode, Jessi peels back the curtain on this underworld of nerd culture, explores what e-gaming is, and what jobs we can expect due to the rise of this new industry. Featuring Andy Dinh of Team SoloMid, as well as research from LinkedIn data scientist Brian Xu.

Dec 16 2019

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Rank #5: goop's Elise Loehnen on Asking Bigger Questions and Knowing Your Value

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Elise Loehnen, goop’s Chief Content Officer, is OK with you disagreeing with her. She's honed this veritable superpower through a career built on challenging the status quo - something that generates discussions both on- and off-line. Elise doesn't find likability to be a valuable metric in her determination of her own self worth - and she doesn't think you should, either. Join Jessi and Elise for a lively conversation on the value of asking bigger questions and cultivating a deeper sense of self.

Mar 09 2020

30mins

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Rank #6: Adam Grant on When to Help Others

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This episode, workplace psychologist Adam Grant explains the secrets behind his wildly productive work life. He shares how he manages his time, plus how much of his time he gives away to help others. Plus, Caroline Fairchild brings listeners' tips on how to say no.

Apr 22 2019

26mins

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Rank #7: Satya Nadella: Don't Be Brilliant, Be Curious

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Satya Nadella embodies a growth mindset – a philosophy that prioritizes the willingness to learn over the gift of being naturally brilliant. In this episode, the Microsoft CEO shares with Jessi why he's centered his career around curiosity, where he thinks Microsoft is going in the future, and what he thinks about the role of the modern corporation.

Dec 09 2019

27mins

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Rank #8: Stepping into the Spotlight with Melinda Gates

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After decades of keeping a low profile, Melinda Gates has begun sharing more about her own life. She talks about the experience of being a young woman working in technology, her desire to protect her children from too much public scrutiny, and her current journey as a philanthropist and speaker. Plus, Caroline Fairchild brings reporting on how to manage your professional identity.

Apr 29 2019

32mins

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Rank #9: Ben Horowitz on Shaping Culture

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Ben Horowitz is a venture capitalist based in Silicon Valley. Part of his work is identifying and investing in new companies, and that means he's gotten very good at picking winners. In this episode, Ben talks with Jessi about how much a company's culture can affect its success, how to shift an existing culture, and what the word "culture" even means.

Dec 30 2019

27mins

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Rank #10: Roxane Gay: Bad Feminist, Master Writer

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In the decades leading up to her breakout book Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay wrote every day, not knowing if anyone was ever going to read her work. It wasn’t until she was 40 years old that she had her first taste of commercial success. This episode, hear Roxane and Jessi discuss how the writer persevered through all those years of rejection, how she teaches writing to her students, and what it’s like to write the deeply personal memoirs that Roxane has become known for.

Oct 07 2019

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Rank #11: Angela Ahrendts on Intuition

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How do you balance calculated decision-making with trusting your gut? This episode, hear Angela Ahrendts talk with Jessi about how following her intuition has shaped her career, from Burberry to Apple. Featuring reporting from LinkedIn's senior news editor Maya Pope-Chappell.

May 06 2019

31mins

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Rank #12: It's Never Too Late to Start Over

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Lisa Congdon didn't start her career as a visual artist until she was 39 years old. This episode, hear Jessi interview the illustrator and author about what it's like to be a late bloomer in your career, plus tips on how to get started in a creative field.

Dec 02 2019

31mins

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Rank #13: Thinking Like an Underdog with Troy Carter

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This week, Troy Carter proves that being the underdog is a career superpower. Troy has always bet on underdogs, in his music career where he managed Lady Gaga and in his investing career, where he bet early on companies like Uber and Warby Parker. He recognized these traits because he's an underdog himself. He'll share the story of how he made it from West Philly to Los Angeles, and what it taught him about how to take risks.

Jan 13 2020

33mins

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Rank #14: Staying Connected in a Time of Coronavirus

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This is a strange new reality. We're being encouraged to keep our physical distance from one another, as it's the only way we can help "flatten the curve." It's clear that we're all in this together, but as we're keeping our distance, how do we feel connected? A big part of the answer lies in sharing our stories. This week, we're checking in with four listeners around the world - including our friend Kate Burson, in Milan, Italy - to see how they're doing and how the response to COVID-19 is affecting their work and their lives.

Mar 16 2020

23mins

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Rank #15: How to Get the Most Out of Your Mornings

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Many of our guests share something in common: they have morning routines. So what's going on during these first hours of the day, and how do we get the most out of them? This episode, writer Dan Pink joins us, and he tells us about the three different kinds of people: the larks, better known as morning people, the night owls, and the third birds. Plus, hear his advice on how to manage your time more efficiently.

Nov 04 2019

26mins

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Rank #16: Radio Didn't Kill This Video Star: The Anna Faris Story

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Hello Monday is back for Season 2, and Jessi kicks off with a conversation with actor and podcaster Anna Faris. Anna's best known for her roles in the Scary Movie series and The House bunny, but starting a podcast changed things. She said, "I wanted a platform where I could feel like I was myself, that wasn't controlled by anybody else."

Sep 23 2019

29mins

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Rank #17: #MeToo and the Workplace: Ally Coll and The Purple Campaign

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Attorney and activist Ally Coll left her post at prominent law firm Boies Schiller after learning of the firm's partnership with Black Cube in its defense of now-convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein. She founded the Purple Campaign - an organization devoted to making workplaces more inclusive and harassment-free. Two years in, she'll share what's working and what's still to be done. We also check in with listener Jeff Berman, who's part of a coalition with World Central Kitchen, working at scale to feed front line medical workers in Los Angeles in their fight against COVID-19.

Mar 30 2020

27mins

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Rank #18: Weathering the Storm with LeVar Burton

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Like most people we know, actor LeVar Burton is quarantined at home right now. The former Reading Rainbow host is trying to make sense of it all. And for him, a huge part of that journey is figuring out how he can show up for others. He's determined to keep sharing his storytelling gifts and his wisdom with the world, even when he can't leave his house. In this episode, he and Jessi talk about what that's like, and they wrestle with being present in the moment during a time of crisis.

Apr 06 2020

25mins

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Rank #19: Elizabeth Gilbert on Careers vs Jobs

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This week, Hello Monday hops in the way-back machine to revisit one of our very first episodes. Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert (EAT PRAY LOVE, BIG MAGIC, CITY OF GIRLS) shares her perspective on the nature of work and challenges Jessi on the idea that people should have careers.

Feb 17 2020

26mins

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Rank #20: Bonus Episode: QUARANTINE

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As Coronavirus cuts into our lives in unexpected ways, host Jessi Hempel talks to Milan resident—and Hello Monday listener—Kate Burson about the strange anxiety and surreal quiet of living under quarantine.

Mar 05 2020

11mins

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Caroline Webb on how to have a good day at a bad job

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What do you do when you don’t love your job and can’t quit it? Executive coach and author Caroline Webb joins Jessi to explore concrete strategies for having better days at work, no matter how you feel about your job.

Jun 14 2021

30mins

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Managing our COVID anxiety with Kimberly Johnson

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Author Kimberly Johnson is an expert on helping people heal from trauma. She joins Jessi to discuss how to move through the anxiety around reopening that’s coming up for many people - and offers suggestions for showing ourselves more compassion.

Jun 07 2021

29mins

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Embracing intuition with Angela Ahrendts

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In this episode from the Hello Monday archives, Jessi talks with Angela Ahrendts, the former Burberry CEO and former SVP of Retail at Apple, about how pairing her intuition with logic led her from success to success.

May 31 2021

30mins

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Bonus Episode: Scott Galloway on the state of social media

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In this bonus material, Scott and Jessi discuss his least favorite social media conglomerate, and his thoughts on the state of the industry.

May 27 2021

15mins

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Scott Galloway’s reality check for graduates

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Tech entrepreneur, NYU marketing professor, and podcaster Scott Galloway joins Jessi to share the advice he gives his students as they launch their careers. 

May 24 2021

20mins

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How cancer changed everything for Chris-Tia Donaldson

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Founder Chris-Tia Donaldson survived two cancer diagnoses to emerge with a thriving startup and a new outlook on living. 

May 17 2021

21mins

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Putting mindfulness in to practice with Scott Shute

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Can we make mental exercise as commonplace as physical activity? Author Scott Shute believes we must. He sits down with Jessi to share tips for establishing a mindfulness practice.

May 10 2021

26mins

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Courtney McCluney on the cost of code-switching

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Dr. Courtney L. McCluney joins Hello Monday contributor Michaela Greer for an in-depth look at code-switching, and to share strategies for enabling everyone to bring their full selves to work.

May 03 2021

34mins

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Building community with author Jami Attenberg

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New York Times bestselling author Jami Attenberg joins Jessi Hempel to share her perspective on giving back, sharing knowledge, and elevating others.

Apr 26 2021

30mins

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John Henry on finding joy in the hustle

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Entrepreneur John Henry joins Jessi Hempel for a candid conversation about the hustle and drive that has driven him from new project to new project throughout his career - from doorman to venture capitalist and beyond.

Apr 19 2021

30mins

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Tiffany Dufu on accountability and support

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Tiffany Dufu - the author of Dropping the Ball, and Founder and CEO of The Cru - is passionate about the power of peer support. She joins Hello Monday producer Sarah Storm for a conversation about the importance of working at your ‘highest and best use,’ why friends don’t make the best accountability partners, and why it’s so valuable to lean into discomfort and mess. 

Apr 12 2021

30mins

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Cal Newport on a world without email

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New York Times bestselling author Cal Newport joins Hello Monday contributor Michaela Greer to share his vision of a more productive future - one without clogged email inboxes and constant message pings.

Apr 05 2021

27mins

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Self-care at work with Marah Lidey and Naomi Hirabayashi

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How important is supporting mental health at work? Marah Lidey and Naomi Hirabayashi, co-founders and co-CEOs of Shine, share why they believe it’s just as important as salary and other benefits. We also learn more about how to recover from representation burnout. 

Mar 29 2021

32mins

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Brené Brown on getting it right

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Research professor and author Brené Brown sits down with LinkedIn Editor-in-Chief Daniel Roth to talk about embracing vulnerability, maintaining healthy boundaries, and the importance of “getting it right” rather than “being right.”  This interview originally aired as This is Working with Daniel Roth.

Mar 22 2021

31mins

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Carlos Watson on braving big changes

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Entrepreneur and OZY Media founder Carlos Watson sits down with Jessi Hempel to mark Hello Monday’s 100th episode by sharing his journey to success and his vision for the future.

Mar 15 2021

32mins

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Muriel Wilkins on building executive presence

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Muriel Wilkins, executive coach and host of HBR’s Coaching Real Leaders joins Jessi to demystify the idea of “executive presence” - what it is, why it’s important, and how anyone can build on theirs.

Mar 08 2021

30mins

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Bonus Episode: Jessi visits Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

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Jessi visits Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff to chat about her career, the origins of Hello Monday, and the impact her family life has on her work as a writer and podcaster.

Mar 04 2021

26mins

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Rebecca Minkoff on pandemic reinvention

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Founder Rebecca Minkoff visits Jessi to share her thoughts on a year of pandemic living. She reflects on what had to change, what endured, and how early entrepreneurs can still use this time to their advantage.

Mar 01 2021

27mins

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Suneel Gupta on becoming backable

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Backable author Suneel Gupta teaches us why loving the problem is more powerful than needing to own the solution, and shares the value of having someone poke holes in your best ideas.

Feb 22 2021

31mins

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Taking on Impostor Syndrome with Lisa Orbé-Austin

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In this popular episode from the Hello Monday archives, Jessi talks with Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin about proactively managing careers, and understanding impostor syndrome and how to combat it.

Feb 15 2021

31mins

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I love Guy Raz. He is a host from Wow in the World. My favorite podcast. I like Mindy too. Don’t listen to this podcast.

So valuable!

By Elijah the Analyst - May 25 2020
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I came here after a suggestion from Adam Grant’s podcast, Work Life. I’ve only listened to one episode, but I’ve already gotten SO much value. Can’t wait to keep listening.