Conversations can be really therapeutic, even when you’re not paying $200 an hour for someone to ask pointed questions about why you really feel that way. I’m a big believer in therapy regardless of the price point. It helps you get the 10,000 foot view in a trusted space – on your past and your present. In recent years, my therapy has really focused on relationships – both with my family and the one I have with work. We’ll talk about these one-off frustrations and tie them back into the bigger picture. Learn how to resolve conflict and the why behind my reactions.
But this conversation with Laurie Ruettimann was different. Most of them are, which is exactly why I love talking to her whenever I have the chance. The Let’s Fix Work podcast doesn’t dial into the micro-events and aggressions of work but the big picture. The ultimate idea is about the “fix” after all. What’s so fascinating to me after listening in on the past episodes is how everyone has a different approach. A different story of falling down, changing and growth.
It’s like group work therapy.
This conversation was especially therapeutic for me as I thought back on why typical jobs haven’t worked for me in the past, on why people stay in jobs when they know it’s hurting them and the “rules” of work that I hate. Here’s a soundbite.
You can also listen to the whole episode here.
I know she can’t see this (yet) post surgery but thank you for the chance to have a little work therapy for the good of all work, Laurie.
Katrina Kibben is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Three Ears Media. For most of Katrina’s career, she has been a marketer living in a recruiter’s world – listening to both sides of the talent equation to understand the real issues and find solutions for engaging and hiring better people. Today, she uses her technical marketing know-how and way with words to help both established and emerging brands develop and deliver content that fuels smart recruitment marketing that makes the right people apply.
Katrina has written for Monster.com, HR.com, RecruitingDaily and many other digital publications. She is a recognized leader in recruiting and employer branding who speaks regularly at conferences around the world.