Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel


Welcome to Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel – a show where LinkedIn’s Jessi Hempel explores the changing nature of work, and how that work is changing us. What does work mean to us? Should we love what we do? How can we switch it up? Join Jessi as she talks with guests such as Reid Hoffman, Roxane Gay, and Guy Raz to unearth lessons that apply to our own careers. New episodes each week.

Introducing: Hello Monday
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As The Great Reshuffle continues to disrupt workplaces, what should our cadence or schedule of work look like? With a five-day work week, there's minimal opportunity to recharge...and a lot of capacity for burnout. Ryan Breslow, CEO of technology company Bolt, joins Jessi to discuss his company's experiment in shortening the work week without scaling back on the work itself.

Dec 6

24 min 55 sec

Beatriz Acevedo began her career as a TV host with a prime time show on Televisa. She later pivoted to run her own tech media company, Mitú. An early financial scare made a deep impression though, and during the pandemic Beatriz launched a new venture with a massive social goal in mind: she wants to help the LatinX community build wealth. In this conversation with Jessi Hempel, she talks about her own experience with money. And she explains how her new company, Suma Wealth, plans to arm the LatinX community with economic power.

Nov 29

29 min 19 sec

Whether you know it as "The Great Resignation," "The Great Reshuffle," or something else entirely, job turnover in 2021 remains quite high in many sectors. In this episode, first released this summer, Jessi explores the phenomenon. She speaks with a LinkedIn colleague, several community members, and Professor Anthony Klotz, who went viral for predicting the trend - and has tips to consider before walking out the door.

Nov 22

22 min 27 sec

In this episode of our sister podcast, In the Arena, host Leah Smart sits down with best-selling author and relationship expert Nedra Tawwab for a talk about setting healthy boundaries.

Nov 18

46 min 13 sec

Much of the working world is online these days, and it’s imperative to figure out how to read the digital room. Enter Erica Dhawan - collaboration expert and author of the new book, Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance. She joins Jessi to share the genesis of her work, demystify online communication styles, and offer a few tangible tips.

Nov 15

31 min 4 sec

Burnout is on the minds of the Hello Monday team and community. In this episode from the Hello Monday archives, Jessi speaks with sisters Emily and Amelia Nagoski, co-authors of the book Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle to better understand what burnout is and how to cope with it. On Wednesday, Nov 10, join us for Hello Monday Office Hours live on the LinkedIn News Page. Bring your questions and tips for beating burnout to our community conversation.

Nov 8

42 min 47 sec

This week, Jessi sits down with Kal Penn, actor, former White House staffer, and now author of the new memoir You Can’t Be Serious, to discuss his new book, Hollywood and his years at the White House. Kal also opens up about mistakes he made while pursuing a dream job and shares a lesson learned that everyone can benefit from.

Nov 1

35 min 9 sec

Elsa Sjunneson is a writer and award-winning editor of speculative fiction and non-fiction. Her life and work challenge and dismantle ableist expectations and attitudes about disability. This week, she sits down with Jessi to chat about her life, her hope for her new memoir, Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman’s Fight to End Ableism, and how welcome and accommodation in non-disabled spaces should really work.

Oct 25

28 min 26 sec

It’s the fourth and final episode of Hello Monday’s new mini-series on creators using social media to build their businesses. This week, contributor Michaela Greer sits down with Joanne Molinaro, known to her millions of social media fans as The Korean Vegan, and author of The Korean Vegan Cookbook, out now. Joanne shares her perspective on authenticity and knowing when it’s time to let a side hustle become the main event. Later, host Jessi Hempel joins Michaela to outline some takeaways from this episode and the mini-series as a whole. 

Oct 18

26 min 51 sec

In the third of a four-episode series on creators, contributor Michaela Greer sits down with Fabiana and Matthew Ferrarini, founders of “Queen Warriors” on how they capitalized on an opportunity in the height of a pandemic. Later, host Jessi Hempel and Michaela discuss the importance of being prepared with solutions for untapped needs. 

Oct 11

24 min 50 sec

Comedian Kevin Fredericks, aka Kevonstage, came to his profession through funny viral videos. He has been building his online following for more than a decade, beginning with side gigs after his regular 9-5 job and YouTube shorts. Today, his content has over 210M views, and he's worked with the likes of Will Smith. By all accounts, he appears to have made it. For the second episode in our #Creator series, Hello Monday talks with Kevin about playing the long game.

Oct 4

24 min

In the first of a four-episode series on creators, Hello Monday contributor Michaela Greer interviews Amanda Halsey, owner of the Instagram jewelry shop “Vintage What” to learn some secrets to her success. Later, Jessi and Micheala break down the key takeaways for creators thinking of starting up their own businesses.

Sep 27

27 min 44 sec

Jonathan Fields, host of The Good Life Project, and author of the forthcoming book SPARKED: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work That Makes You Come Alive, shares his research on the nature and power of purpose, and offers his perspective on how each of us can create better and more meaningful lives, driven by work that moves us.

Sep 20

32 min 31 sec

Jessi welcomes Hello Monday’s first-ever repeat guest, expert coach Dorie Clark, who asks us to change our approach to goal setting and shares the value of long-term thinking. 

Sep 13

32 min 58 sec

In this listener-favorite from the Hello Monday archives, Jessi sits down with Debbie Millman - writer, designer, educator, brand consultant, and host of one of the world’s first podcasts, Design Matters. Debbie is living proof that articulating your dreams and planning for them can lead to great things. She shares her journey alongside a powerful tool anyone can use to plan for a brighter future.

Sep 6

31 min

Expert negotiator Kwame Christian bases his approach to conflict and negotiation on something he calls “compassionate curiosity.” In this listener-favorite episode from the Hello Monday archives, he joins host Jessi Hempel to share his philosophy and his framework for successful negotiations in every facet of life. 

Aug 30

29 min 4 sec

Earlier this week, Jessi interviewed Morra Aarons-Mele, host of HBR's The Anxious Achiever. Today, Morra's show visits the Hello Monday feed! In this episode from the recently concluded fourth season, Morra interviews Jessi about her career and her own views on work and anxiety. The Anxious Achiever's S5 premieres this October - you can find it wherever you get your podcasts.

Aug 26

36 min 19 sec

What if we embraced more opportunities to discuss our mental health? What if we viewed our anxiety as a strength instead of something to struggle with? This week, Jessi is joined by Morra Aarons-Mele, the creator and host of HBR’s Anxious Achiever podcast, to explore these questions and more. 

Aug 23

21 min 19 sec

It’s the final week of our REOPENING series. Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, entrepreneur and author of the new book Choose Possibility: How to Master Risk and Thrive, joins Jessi for a conversation on the value of taking chances.

Aug 16

28 min

Matthew McConaughey joins Jessi to share the disciplined self-reflection and confidence that have governed his career, his family life, and his writing, culminating in his recent memoir, Greenlights.

Aug 9

27 min 36 sec

Today, we're sharing a podcast from the TED Audio Collective we think our Hello Monday community might enjoy, called WorkLife with Adam Grant. Adam is an organizational psychologist - and a former Hello Monday guest - and on this episode, he raises the question: What if we rethink pay and let people set their own salaries? Tune in as he peeks inside workplaces that have reinvented their pay structures to give employees their worth and more—and explore the science of how it can pay off for everyone in the long run. Find and follow WorkLife with Adam Grant wherever you listen!

Aug 5

45 min 13 sec

Bestselling author Nir Eyal joins Jessi for the fourth week of the REOPENING series, as we look at which quarantine habits are worth keeping and which have to go.

Aug 2

33 min 29 sec

Renowned couples therapist Esther Perel joins us for Week 3 of our six part series on reopening, as we ask ourselves: How do we talk to our colleagues now? 

Jul 26

34 min 23 sec

It’s Week 2 of our six part series on Re-Opening, and we’re asking ourselves: Where are our offices now? Jessi is joined by two LinkedIn colleagues, Leah Smart and Jackie Goldberg, who each traded in cramped NYC living quarters for two very different live-work experiences.

Jul 19

27 min 19 sec

Hello Monday’s Re-Opening series explores six key questions about how we work, now. We’re looking to define a post-quarantine new normal for ourselves. This week, we lay the groundwork for all questions to follow with the one that may be hardest to answer: How are we feeling? Jessi talks it out with her guest, Dr. Rich Orbe-Austin.

Jul 12

24 min 9 sec

In this episode from the start of the pandemic, Glennon Doyle shares her thoughts on pivoting in a crisis, and on the radical act of being in the moment.

Jul 5

30 min 30 sec

The pandemic knocked a lot of startups on their heels. Snigdha Sur’s media startup, The Juggernaut, survived. She shares how. 

Jun 28

26 min 38 sec

Quitting is having a moment. According to recent research by Microsoft (LinkedIn’s parent company), 41% of the global workforce is thinking about leaving their current jobs. Jessi explores The Great Resignation with a LinkedIn colleague, several community members, and Professor Anthony Klotz, who went viral for predicting the trend - and has tips to consider before walking out the door.

Jun 21

21 min 38 sec

What do you do when you don’t love your job and can’t quit it? Executive coach and author Caroline Webb joins Jessi to explore concrete strategies for having better days at work, no matter how you feel about your job.

Jun 14

29 min 39 sec

Author Kimberly Johnson is an expert on helping people heal from trauma. She joins Jessi to discuss how to move through the anxiety around reopening that’s coming up for many people - and offers suggestions for showing ourselves more compassion.

Jun 7

28 min 49 sec

In this episode from the Hello Monday archives, Jessi talks with Angela Ahrendts, the former Burberry CEO and former SVP of Retail at Apple, about how pairing her intuition with logic led her from success to success.

May 31

30 min 35 sec

In this bonus material, Scott and Jessi discuss his least favorite social media conglomerate, and his thoughts on the state of the industry.

May 27

15 min 34 sec

Tech entrepreneur, NYU marketing professor, and podcaster Scott Galloway joins Jessi to share the advice he gives his students as they launch their careers. 

May 24

19 min 16 sec

Founder Chris-Tia Donaldson survived two cancer diagnoses to emerge with a thriving startup and a new outlook on living. 

May 17

22 min 1 sec

Can we make mental exercise as commonplace as physical activity? Author Scott Shute believes we must. He sits down with Jessi to share tips for establishing a mindfulness practice.

May 10

25 min 35 sec

Dr. Courtney L. McCluney joins Hello Monday contributor Michaela Greer for an in-depth look at code-switching, and to share strategies for enabling everyone to bring their full selves to work.

May 3

34 min 18 sec

New York Times bestselling author Jami Attenberg joins Jessi Hempel to share her perspective on giving back, sharing knowledge, and elevating others.

Apr 26

30 min 4 sec

Entrepreneur John Henry joins Jessi Hempel for a candid conversation about the hustle and drive that has driven him from new project to new project throughout his career - from doorman to venture capitalist and beyond.

Apr 19

31 min 15 sec

Tiffany Dufu - the author of Dropping the Ball, and Founder and CEO of The Cru - is passionate about the power of peer support. She joins Hello Monday producer Sarah Storm for a conversation about the importance of working at your ‘highest and best use,’ why friends don’t make the best accountability partners, and why it’s so valuable to lean into discomfort and mess. 

Apr 12

30 min 29 sec

New York Times bestselling author Cal Newport joins Hello Monday contributor Michaela Greer to share his vision of a more productive future - one without clogged email inboxes and constant message pings.

Apr 5

27 min 13 sec

How important is supporting mental health at work? Marah Lidey and Naomi Hirabayashi, co-founders and co-CEOs of Shine, share why they believe it’s just as important as salary and other benefits. We also learn more about how to recover from representation burnout. 

Mar 29

32 min 7 sec

Research professor and author Brené Brown sits down with LinkedIn Editor-in-Chief Daniel Roth to talk about embracing vulnerability, maintaining healthy boundaries, and the importance of “getting it right” rather than “being right.”  This interview originally aired as This is Working with Daniel Roth.

Mar 22

31 min 51 sec

Muriel Wilkins, executive coach and host of HBR’s Coaching Real Leaders joins Jessi to demystify the idea of “executive presence” - what it is, why it’s important, and how anyone can build on theirs.

Mar 8

29 min 41 sec

Jessi visits Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff to chat about her career, the origins of Hello Monday, and the impact her family life has on her work as a writer and podcaster.

Mar 4

26 min 17 sec

Founder Rebecca Minkoff visits Jessi to share her thoughts on a year of pandemic living. She reflects on what had to change, what endured, and how early entrepreneurs can still use this time to their advantage.

Mar 1

27 min 17 sec

Backable author Suneel Gupta teaches us why loving the problem is more powerful than needing to own the solution, and shares the value of having someone poke holes in your best ideas.

Feb 22

31 min 30 sec

In this popular episode from the Hello Monday archives, Jessi talks with Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin about proactively managing careers, and understanding impostor syndrome and how to combat it.

Feb 15

31 min 23 sec

Equity leader Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson returns to Hello Monday to share her personal career journey, her advice for anyone considering a career in DEI or DIBs spaces, and her views on what’s possible.

Feb 8

33 min 39 sec

Expert negotiator Kwame Christian is a master of difficult conversations. He bases his approach on something he calls “compassionate curiosity.” This week, he joins host Jessi Hempel to share his philosophy and his framework for successful negotiations in every facet of life.

Feb 1

30 min 5 sec

Paul Davison and his Clubhouse co-founder Rohan Seth are in the midst of a colossal career moment. Jessi sits down with Paul to learn what it’s like to design an app as it goes viral.

Jan 25

29 min 25 sec