Ep.26 | Travis Dommert: How to Create Emotionally Safe, Sustainable, and Connected Workplace Cultures
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We can’t stop people from leaving their jobs. But, as leaders, we can ensure that our people love working for us, are engaged in doing their best work, and that we are consistently contributing to their growth.

When you stop asking, “What do I need from my employees?” and instead start asking, “What can I do for my employees?” you will begin to help create well-being in your people. This ultimately produces better results for your business.

In this week’s episode, Travis Dommert, talent and people expert, joins us at the table to help us understand how important it is for leaders to create psychologically and emotionally safe places for their people.

“We are not wired like robots,” Travis tells us. Instead, as Karen says, “we are all wired to connect.”

We are so fortunate to have Travis, Senior Vice President of Talent for One Digital, tell us how he focuses on aligning the demands of the business with the needs of over 2,500 employees. He is in charge of overall training, development, and most importantly, inspiring employees to step into their gifts.

Travis has received numerous accolades for workplace culture at his previous companies including: “Best Place to Work for Women,”and “Best Place to Work for Millennials” by Fortune Magazine. He also claimed the titles for “The Number One Best Place to Work” and “The Healthiest Employer Award” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Travis reveals his secret to us on how he can both focus on driving business forward and add meaning and purpose to the lives of those he serves.

Here’s what we connect on:

  • Ways that talent leaders can think differently and can create inspiring “people-first” relationships with their CEO or business leader (3:58)
  • When you connect to yourself first, you can then successfully integrate safety, trust, and connection into your workplace culture (13:30)
  • Owning our problems (and how we handle them) and consistently pouring back into our people is how to create sustained connection in the workplace (24:50)
  • Success vs. Purpose: Always return to your WHY (31:18)

Thank you for joining us, please rate this podcast and subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next conversation!

To find more on Travis, visit his website www.travisdommert.com or follow his business on social media @weareonedigital.

To connect with Karen, follow her on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn @karenjhardwick and visit connectedleaderbook.com to order your copy of The Connected Leader.

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