[Video] Hudson Coaching Conversations: Humanizing Work

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The past two and a half years have been a time of profound disruption – Covid, racial injustice, economic disparities, and global instability – which has offered us a window into the future.  Change has been accelerated, adaptations we never felt ready to explore were made almost overnight, companies embraced remote work and flexibility, and the resulting boundaries between work and personal life have become more fluid.

While these disruptions have driven fundamental change in the ways we work, burnout remains on the rise and the transition to remote and hybrid work across multiple time zones leaves many with a sense they need to be ‘always on’, and suddenly people are asking much more from their organization. 

While every organization has its own unique challenges demanding customized approaches, all organizations have been mightily challenged and those that have listened, have learned we are at a pivotal point and our essential opportunity is revitalizing/rethinking how we bring humanity into the workplace.  It is not about the snacks in the kitchens or ping pong tables; instead, it’s all about finding new ways to work together and come together.

We think about this as Humanizing Work, equipping people and organizations to connect, interact, and support beyond the “work-specific” role. This means that organizations create space for reflection, leaders are able to have conversations relating to the whole person, and individuals have a sense of purpose at work. 

It has always been important. But the past couple years have given us new perspective. People are bringing more of themselves to work, and prefer a workplace where they can talk about their anxieties and concerns – where they feel seen and heard.  Humanizing work to fit the complex world we live in today is our challenge and our opportunity.

That’s our focus in this webinar – exploring challenges, innovations and experiments underway from the field.

Hudson's Cofounder and CKO, Pam McLean, Ph.D., hosted Paula Fagundes, Head of Succession Planning & Coaching at Goldman Sachs, Steve Morrow, Global Head of Coaching, Mentoring & Teaming at Salesforce, and Julie Maloney, Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant at Maloney Leadership Group, to discuss how leaders and organizations are reevaluating how to connect, interact, and support their people beyond the “work-specific” role.

The Panel

Guest-Profile-03Pam McLean

Cofounder & CEO, Hudson Institute of Coaching

A preeminent authority on coaching, transformation learning, and transition and change in the adult journey, Pamela McLean, Ph.D. has been at the forefront of the field of the emerging field of coaching for the past 30 years. As Founder and Chief Knowledge Office of the Hudson Institute of Coaching, Pam oversees and ensures Hudson provides the highest-quality coach training to seasoned professionals and leaders, as well as consulting to organizations worldwide.

Pam is the author and co-author of several books, articles and white papers focused on coaching, human development and transformational learning. She most recently authored The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching and is the co-author of the well-known book on transition and change, LifeLaunch, A Passionate Guide to the Rest of Your Life, and most recently Self As Coach, Self As Leader.


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Paula Fagundes

Head of Succession Planning & Coaching at Goldman Sachs

Paula Fagundes is the global head of succession planning and coaching at Pine Street, Goldman Sachs’ leadership development group. She brings over 17 years of experience to her work as an executive coach to leaders at the firm.

Paula joined Goldman Sachs in 2006 in the Investment Banking Division in Brazil. She also worked in the Consumer Retail Investment Banking Division in New York and held several roles within Human Capital Management. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Paula worked at Itau and Rio Bravo Project Finance, financial services firms in Brazil.

She is in the faculty of the Columbia University School of Professional Studies Masters’ program in Human Capital Management. Paula holds a Master’s degree in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (with honors) from Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Brazil. She holds coaching certifications from the Hudson Institute of Coaching and the NeuroLeadership Institute and is an accredited coach by the International Coaching Federation.


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Steve Morrow

Global Head of Coaching, Mentoring & Teaming at Salesforce

Steve Morrow is the Global Head of Coaching, Mentoring & Teaming at Salesforce, the world's fastest growing enterprise software company.

After a career in sales and marketing, Steve became fascinated with individual and team effectiveness: leadership and organisational culture. This became his career focus. Through a series of roles both inside organisations and consulting to them, Steve specialises in leadership development and culture management for growth organisations. He is all about helping people, teams and organisations to be well, do well and do good.

Outside of work, Steve lives in Sydney, is married to an applied/organisational anthropologist, and has a 12 year old son who loves sport more than life itself. He is a Co-Founder of The Games Bag and a Founding Member of Hopsters, Australia's Co-op Brewery.


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Julie Maloney, M.A.

Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant, Maloney Leadership Group

Human beings navigate the external world based on internal maps -- our unique ways of seeing, interpreting and responding to the events, people and situations around us. These maps are made up of the data we choose to pay attention to, the assumptions we make about what things mean, and the beliefs we form and hold about what is "true" in the world. These maps are both necessary and they require updating. Julie's purpose is to leverage the power of question to help leaders shift their point of view, in order to create more effective mental maps for our hyper-intense, dynamic modern world. Julie has held talent leadership positions in Fortune 100 global companies, Big Four consulting & financial services firms, and PE-held technology growth companies. She is a professional executive coach who specializes in executive leadership transitions, with more than 25 years experience working across all levels of leadership. She is also a certified yoga instructor and deeply passionate about using mindful movement to reduce stress and increase our adaptability to change, at work and in life.

About Author
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Hudson Institute of Coaching

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