Host Amy Elisa Jackson dives into the stories of extraordinary people navigating life’s most pivotal moments at the intersection of the personal and professional. IN PURSUIT is an original podcast from Glassdoor.
Alicia Menendez, author of The Likeability Trap: How to Break Free and Succeed as You Are, joins host Amy Elisa Jackson for a discussion about likability in the workplace, how it can become a trap particularly for women, and what you can do to break free from its constraints.
Joy Donnell is a consultant, public speaker, and author of the book Beyond Brand. She encourages everyone to get out of the box of having a personal brand which can limit advancement in work and life. Her practical suggestions for resume writing and job interviews will inspire you.
Nora McInerny is the reluctant cofounder of the Hot Young Widows Club, the bestselling author of It’s Okay To Laugh, Crying Is Cool Too, and the host of the award-winning podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking. Nora is a master storyteller known for her dedication to bringing heart and levity to the difficult and uncomfortable conversations most of us try to avoid.
Alon Shaya, owner of Saba in New Orleans and Safta in Denver, has reached great professional heights as a celebrated chef. But he has discovered that capturing even the biggest prizes can be empty victories when your working environment is toxic.
Sali Christeson, founder and CEO of the workwear brand Argent, is on a mission to help women dress like they mean business. The Argent story began when Sali left a comfortable corporate job to go out on a limb, taking a chance on herself and the germ of an idea. She believed that women deserved clothes that inspired confidence.
Molly Moon Neitzel, owner of Molly Moon's Handmade Ice Cream, opened her first ice cream shop in 2008 as a way to test her progressive values in a real world business environment. Now she has eight shops and has become a powerful advocate for pay transparency, the practice of letting all employees know what others in the company are making.
Jason Fried, the CEO and co-founder of Basecamp, is known for thinking deeply about collaboration, productivity, and the nature of work. In this episode of IN PURSUIT from Glassdoor Jason shares why he doesn’t get caught up in setting goals, the reason to say no to projects, and why he’s not a fan of hustle culture.
Valerie Jarrett, a former senior White House advisor to President Barack Obama, believes that we should not be bystanders in our own lives. In this episode of IN PURSUIT from Glassdoor, she looks back on her career in the White House, reflects on being a CEO and mom and grandmother, and reveals her higher purpose behind going to work every morning.
In this episode of IN PURSUIT, law professor and New York Times op-ed writer Lara Bazelon swims against the parental tide, telling us why she has chosen her job over her kids at times, and how she explained this difficult decision to her family in a way they valued. This conversation with host Amy Elisa Jackson about the conflicts of balancing life and career will resonate with all parents.
Vinny Eng was the general manager and wine director of one of San Francisco’s most vibrant restaurants until he made a major life pivot. He left the restaurant world behind to devote his life to political activism. It seems like a surprising move, but as Amy Elisa Jackson reveals in this far-ranging conversation, it grew out of the tragedy of his sister’s death at the hands of police officers.
In our debut episode, Brené Brown opens up as only she can about work, success and sobriety. The celebrated vulnerability researcher, New York Times bestselling author, and Netflix star shares her thoughts about what leadership looks like, life’s detours, and what it means to always live in Beta. Hosted by Amy Elisa Jackson.
Host Amy Elisa Jackson shares the real stories of extraordinary people navigating life’s most pivotal moments at the intersection of the personal and professional. IN PURSUIT is an original podcast by Glassdoor.