How I Turned the Corner Podcast

Many founders and entrepreneurs start their business because they have an itch to solve a problem but they reach a point along the way where they realize they can’t do it on their own. They have to hire and now they’re a manager. Now they are truly leading and this is where most businesses fail unless they turn the corner. Every leader goes through a place where they hit this humbling moment. Join us on How I Turned The Corner and hear stories from seasoned founders who experience this.

For over a decade, Kendra’s career has been all about creating healthier and more rewarding work environments. She has served hundreds of clients in revamping their corporate cultures, revitalizing their recruiting and helping them retain their people.

“I Respectfully Disagree” – An Interview with Author Justin Jones-Fosu

“I Respectfully Disagree” – An Interview with Author Justin Jones-Fosu

In this episode, our guest is Justin Jones-Fosu, MBA, CSP, the CEO of Work.Meaningful. Justin brings over two decades of expertise in employee experience and inclusion. His book, “I Respectfully Disagree,” offers a refreshing take on conflict management, emphasizing the significance of genuine respect and understanding in difficult conversations. Through his unique framework, Justin encourages individuals and organizations to challenge perspectives, cultivate curiosity, and seek common ground. With a passion for creating respectful environments, Justin’s work has significantly impacted leaders and teams, fostering healthier and more productive discussions. His approach not only provides practical tools but also delves into the heart of respectful disagreement, making his insights invaluable for those seeking to enhance their conflict-resolution skills.

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Overcoming the Impossible – an Interview with Lena Wilson

Overcoming the Impossible – an Interview with Lena Wilson

What would you do if you were leading a team facing a multi-million dollar financial deficit? In this episode, meet Lena Wilson, the CEO of Vista del Mar and Family Services in Los Angeles. Lena moved to California from Michigan to take over the CEO position in 2019. She was hired in order to provide a pathway toward sustainability to an organization that was losing an average of $3.2 million annually.

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Cultivating Culture in Difficult Conditions – an Interview with Meg Clark

Cultivating Culture in Difficult Conditions – an Interview with Meg Clark

Imagine that you live, dine, and work together with the same people for 70 days or more straight with little to no time off. This would be a deeply connecting experience if you have people around who inspire you, make you feel safe, and are great teammates. Our guest in this episode is Meg Clark, who is the owner and executive director of Camp Waldemar, an organization that’s been around for over five generations.

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How to Create Psychological Safety and Trust Within Teams Fast – An Interview with Leslie Jones

How to Create Psychological Safety and Trust Within Teams Fast – An Interview with Leslie Jones

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat, worrying about something that’s happening in your business? I think we could all agree that the worry is eased when you know you have the right team. But how do you get the right team, and then how do you keep them? In this episode, you will meet Leslie Jones and get introduced to a tool that almost guarantees, when you do it, a stickier culture.

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From Intern to Long-Term Talent – an Interview with Meghan Hovee

From Intern to Long-Term Talent – an Interview with Meghan Hovee

At Turning The Corner, we hear from so many leaders that they can’t find good people to fill their jobs, whether it’s from turnover or growth. One of the things we do is recruiting and as a recruiter in certain fields, we do find that it is hard to find good people. But what if we turn the tables and get a little bit creative and recruit differently? Today’s guest, Meghan Hovee, has done just that!

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Teaching People To Have a Job

Teaching People To Have a Job

I know you were a pain in the butt to manage when you were 22. We all were.  I have a somewhat controversial take on young people entering the workplace. It’s time to stop complaining about the younger generation and get real about our responsibilities as leaders. We have to teach people how to have a job, just like we were.  At one time in our lives, we were the new people in the workplace. We were the ones who needed to be taught how to have a job and be productive members of an organization. 

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Retaining Your Team Through the Generations – an Interview with Karen Norheim

Retaining Your Team Through the Generations – an Interview with Karen Norheim

Too many leaders just accept high turnover as a normal part of doing business. At Turning the Corner, we will argue until we’re exhausted that this is unacceptable. All turnover is expensive, and we need to eliminate it as owners and as business leaders. Our guest on this episode has every reason to have a high turnover rate, as she’s in a tough industry. Yet she maintains a less than 5% employee turnover and has even grown her staff by 25% over the last year.

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Onboarding for Long-Term Success – with Kendra Prospero

Onboarding for Long-Term Success – with Kendra Prospero

If your company is growing and you’re recruiting new talent, it is imperative that you have a solid new hire onboarding strategy. Effective onboarding of new employees is crucial for the long-term success of your company. A well-structured onboarding process sets the tone for a positive work environment and fosters a sense of belonging. When new hires feel welcomed and supported from the beginning, they are more likely to integrate seamlessly into the company culture. This integration is essential for building a cohesive team that collaborates efficiently and shares common values and goals.

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