Erica Keswin is a workplace strategist with a special superpower: She’s a “professional dot.connector” who works with many of the world’s biggest brands to create company cultures of connection and collaboration. We talk about the transformational power of relationship, what she’s discovered as founder of the Spaghetti Project, and her new book Bring Your Human to Work: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Design a Workplace That is Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World.
Magic happens when people who might not otherwise know each other – people from totally different industries, perspectives, and disciplines – connect with each other.
I call it the “chocolate peanut butter” moment – and Erica Keswin calls it spaghetti.
Erica is a workplace strategist and the Founder of the Spaghetti Project.
It’s a platform devoted to sharing the science and stories of relationships at work.
Erica also specializes in persuading entrepreneurs and executives – many at the world’s most iconic brands – that magic happens with a focus on true connection and relationship, as well as social mission.
In this episode, learn:
- Why connection is vital for women: When we’re collaborating our cortisol stress response is reduced and we get good vibes from lots of oxytocin.
- How to make and leverage powerful connections
- Why its important to mentor and be mentored
- How to beat perfectionism by getting “spaghetti messy”
- Why its vital to have a company mission that is “more than platitudes” to inspire and align your team
We also get a sneak preview of Erica’s upcoming book out this fall. It’s called Bring Your Human to Work: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Design a Workplace That is Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World and its published by McGraw Hill.
More about Erica here
You can also check out Erica’s work and insights in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Huffington Post, O Magazine, Entrepreneur, Quartz at Work, Better Homes and Gardens, Mogul, and Conscious Company.
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