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EPISODE

004: How To Address Toxicity In Your Workplace

WITH Kim Bao

Overview

There’s often a lot of toxicity in the typical corporate workspace. But how can employers change that and really support their employees and make them feel valued? My guest today has seen it all and has some great insight that all of us can benefit from.

Kim Bao has a truly amazing and inspiring story. While she eschews titles, she’s a college drop-out, former corporate executive, trauma survivor, vegan blogger, podcast host, and single mother of two. Kim has a strong desire to change the world for the better and it is clear that she approaches everything she does with that in mind.

This episode is all about not being defined by your title. Kim has done so much with her life that could never be encapsulated by a mere title anyway. We chat about her story of entering the corporate world and applying her own people-centered approach to sales. Kim has seen first-hand what happens when a corporation does not treat its people well and she talks about what they should do differently.

We continue the conversation to talk about what it means to be fully present with the people in your life. Kim has taken this to the next level with a social media fast and she shares her takeaways from that. Kim also talks about her podcast and the courage it took to launch it.

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There’s often a lot of toxicity in the typical corporate workspace. But how can employers change that and really support their employees and make them feel valued? My guest today has seen it all and has some great insight that all of us can benefit from.

Kim Bao has a truly amazing and inspiring story. While she eschews titles, she’s a college drop-out, former corporate executive, trauma survivor, vegan blogger, podcast host, and single mother of two. Kim has a strong desire to change the world for the better and it is clear that she approaches everything she does with that in mind.

This episode is all about not being defined by your title. Kim has done so much with her life that could never be encapsulated by a mere title anyway. We chat about her story of entering the corporate world and applying her own people-centered approach to sales. Kim has seen first-hand what happens when a corporation does not treat its people well and she talks about what they should do differently.

We continue the conversation to talk about what it means to be fully present with the people in your life. Kim has taken this to the next level with a social media fast and she shares her takeaways from that. Kim also talks about her podcast and the courage it took to launch it.

In this Episode

  • Kim’s story of entering the corporate world and eventually becoming disillusioned with it
  • What corporate cultures need to do to create a supportive and healthy workplace
  • How employers can support their employees in finding meaning and purpose in their work no matter what their work is
  • The impact of being fully present both at work and at home and why maybe it’s time to take a break from social media
  • How to be amazing even when nothing is perfect
  • The importance of paying attention to the goals of your employees and clients

Quotes

8:15“When I watch people in the corporate environment, the biggest challenge that I had was watching people not take care of other people. Probably one of my biggest pet peeves is when people are treated like commodities.”
15:10“One of the biggest things for me is that creating a different environment is to really appreciate people and where they’re at, to understand that people can be replaced but always making sure that they know they’re unique.”
27:34“One of the things that companies miss is they forget to ask what their employees’ goals are or their clients’ goals are.”

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Host

Ryan Koral

Ryan Koral is an entrepreneur, producer and business strategist from Tell, a video production agency with a big heart for authentic stories that build brands and inspire action. He’s a husband (for like 13+ years), has 3 kiddos, and has an annoying – but infectious – laugh.

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