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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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Ellen Kullman on leading through crisis

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. 


26 Oct 2020

Rank #1

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When to be Quick, When to be Wise

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. 


18 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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

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


30 Sep 2019

Rank #3

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E-Sports is Growing – So Are the Jobs

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.


16 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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goop's Elise Loehnen on Asking Bigger Questions and Knowing Your Value

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.


9 Mar 2020

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Adam Grant on When to Help Others

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.


22 Apr 2019

Rank #6

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Satya Nadella: Don't Be Brilliant, Be Curious

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.


9 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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Stepping into the Spotlight with Melinda Gates

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.


29 Apr 2019

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Ben Horowitz on Shaping Culture

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.


30 Dec 2019

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Roxane Gay: Bad Feminist, Master Writer

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.


7 Oct 2019

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Angela Ahrendts on Intuition

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.


6 May 2019

Rank #11

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It's Never Too Late to Start Over

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.


2 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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Thinking Like an Underdog with Troy Carter

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.


13 Jan 2020

Rank #13

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Staying Connected in a Time of Coronavirus

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.


16 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Mornings

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.


4 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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

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."


23 Sep 2019

Rank #16

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

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.


30 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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Weathering the Storm with LeVar Burton

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.


6 Apr 2020

Rank #18

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Elizabeth Gilbert on Careers vs Jobs

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.


17 Feb 2020

Rank #19

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Bonus Episode: QUARANTINE

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.


5 Mar 2020

Rank #20