Happy Space Podcast
Welcome to the Happy Space® Podcast where we explore the intersection of productivity & inclusivity through the lens of a highly sensitive productivity coach, speaker, and brand collaborator - that's me!
Tune in for conversations with authors, culture-shapers, space designers, and creators of products, services, and customer experience as we highlight astonishing contributions tempting a more tender world.
We know that diversity leads to richer results, so let’s accept that #productivityispersonal and commit to designing with greater respect for humanity.
I aim to leave you with ideas to better support your colleagues, customers, community, and not least of all, yourself and those who matter most. For, everyone, including you, deserves a Happy Space.
Seramount's Managing Director, Katie Mooney, discusses how she began her DEI journey, her view on "welding" DEI initiatives to organizations, the value of community, and what it means to “pass the baton” as a DEI practitioner.
Amina Moreau’s startup Radious addresses the challenges of returning to the office by solving for the dreaded commute and providing a network of distributed workspaces in local neighborhoods.
Rick Brennan, author of “The Atypical Leader”, and champion for the undiagnosed neurodivergent professional shares the secrets of his success in the corporate world, why it’s important to have neurodiversity in the workplace, and how investing in human connection can build your foundation as a leader.
Global Workplace Analytics’ Kate Lister shares her insights on the growth of remote work, the challenges leaders face with the abstract nature of managing virtual teams, and why using data-driven research is important instead of relying on gut-based decision-making at work.
MillerKnoll’s Ryan Anderson shares his research and talks about the benefits of respite spaces, place attachment, recognizing your own belonging cues at work, and how being intentional about usable designs makes for the most beautiful workspaces.
In this solo show, Clare digs into the reasons behind the current tension between leaders and employees. She suggests that it is solvable and offers practical ways to do so.
Exploring the concept of I D E A in workplaces, that exclusion has a cost, and how one small change can make a world of difference and bring us closer to more inclusive businesses with IDEA Thought Leader, Michael Bach.
Lisa Whited, author and circular economy specialist goes in depth about how our daily work lives can actually create change in both our mental and physical worlds.
Denis Boudreau's journey from being excluded as a child led to his empathy for the disabled community. He offers insights on the obstacles leaders face in taking action and suggests solutions along with making a compelling business case for organizations to be inclusive.
Accessibility consultant, Marjorie Aunos, shares her journey after a life-changing car accident and explores the many ways in which society can be more accessible to those with disabilities.
Leadership strategist Dan Pontefract reveals why leaders have been getting it wrong and the opportunity to address three big myths to have work-life bloom.
Leadership speaker and author, Stephen Shedletsky, explores the importance of creating a speak-up culture as a way to create a more inclusive workplace experience for all.
Google’s Strategic Lead of Global Events, Megan Henshall, shares insights on the Google Experience Institute (Xi) and its “The NEU Project” which focuses on neuroinclusive event design, her advice to leaders, and excitement to explore “three futures”.
Exploring the key ingredient to build a truly inclusive culture with Organizational Psychologist and Leadership Strategist, Gena Cox.
Neurodiversity advocate and author Theo Smith discusses his experiences with education, the importance of neurodiversity, and the use of inclusive language.
Discover the evolution of lighting and its potential to create a better environment with Craig Bowler, Lighting Merchant at Home Depot Canada
The evolution of the Happy Space Podcast from one with a focus on high sensitivity to one advocating for the opportunity for everyone to be productive with host, Clare Kumar.
Discover the boundaries people face when working from anywhere with co-founder and CEO of Work from Anywhere, John Lee.
Explore how to create events to invite rich connection with Robbie Samuels, author of books on networking, business building, and online event mastery.
Author of "Red Face", Russell Norris, shares what it is like to live with social anxiety, how we might recognize it, and how we might invite those people to participate more fully.
Exploring the concept of “employalty” with author, speaker, and advocate for humanity, Joe Mull, CSP, M.Ed.
Futurist Nola Simon shares foresight into the future of work and the importance that flexibility will play.
Riveting insights from Peter Shankman, the author of “The Boy With The Faster Brain”, on how he has found ways to work with and celebrate his version of ADHD.
Co-authors of “Workstyle: A revolution for wellbeing, productivity and society”, Alex Hirst and Lizzie Penny, share their motivations for invoking a radical shift towards individualized work.
Co-founder of WorkTripp, Sally Page, shares how to maintain connection in the modern workplace, and what is of critical importance when bringing your team together, ideally for team offsites.
Iconic management thought leader Tom Peters is intellectually irritated and still in search of excellence! Join us for episode 16 of the Happy Space Podcast for delightful commentary on the power of women and the end of the three-martini lunch.
Andre Sólo is one half of the duo behind “Sensitive: The hidden power of the highly sensitive person in a loud, fast, too-much world.”
Clare explains an expansion of the focus of the Happy Space Podcast to include not only highly sensitive people but everyone who has felt marginalized. She urges a consistent commitment to designing inclusive performance to invite the richest contributions from all.
Thought partner, results coach, and fellow HSP Lisa Mitchell shares her perspective on the common challenges leaders are facing today, and how sensitivity fits in.
An exploration into our relationship with noise and the underappreciated value of silence with the authors of Golden - The Power of Silence in a World Full of Noise.
Drawing from her own life journey, #fellowHSP Katie McDonald shares soul-honouring strategies to help focus on the self-care highly sensitive people need.
Harold Taylor shares his journey from shy, highly sensitive child to master of the stage as a productivity and time management expert.
Meet Director of Nook, David O'Coimin and uncover all the innovative ways he and the Nook team have thought of to make the open-concept office a much more productive place to be, for everyone.
Get ready to be fascinated by professor of neuroscience for architecture, Andréa de Paiva as she explains how architecture affects the human animal...and why this is critical for highly sensitive people.
Hear about the benefits and key principles of designing with sensitivity in mind from design principals, Kay Sargent and Mary Kate Cassidy of HoK.
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