• Provocative Conversations:
    Exploring the Serious, Funny, Quirky, Tragic, Idiotic and Inspiring Things in Your Workplace


    Join us on the digital airwaves as we dive into podcasting that explores all things serious, funny, quirky, tragic, idiotic and inspiring in our workplaces, designed to provoke smarter thinking and better leadership. Leadership and inclusion are a lot of things, but they are never boring: we will be emphasizing the Provocative in these Provocative Conversations through the topics we cover, the guests we invite, and the ways in which we invite you to join the conversation.


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  • Episode 30: A Conversation on Courage with Stephen Sheinbaum

    January 28 2013

    Arin sits down with Stephen Sheinbaum, the president and CEO of Merchant Cash and Capital about courage, fear, risk, failure and the spirit of the entrepreneur.

  • Episode 29: “Me” Work & “We” Work: Designing Workplaces for the 21st Century

    December 3 2013

    This week, Arin sits down with Jim Hackett, CEO of Steelcase. Jim discusses the importance of thoughtful actions, the incredible value of the servant leader, the significant shifts in workplaces, collaboration and company needs in the 21st Century and how Steelcase is responding to them by building a workplace you didn’t even know you needed.

  • Episode 28: Marianne Cooper & The Research Behind “Lean In”

    August 6 2013

    Marianne Cooper is the lead researcher on Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, “Lean In” and  a core team member at the Clayman Institute’s Voice and Influence program. She  has been researching gender issues for over 20 years and today she is joining Provocative Conversation to share her insights on the stall in women’s progress, the role of likability in the promotion of women and why you should buy “Lean In” for your sons. This is a conversation you do not want to miss!

  • Episode 27: Non-Consensual, Unwanted, Qualified: How Words Frame Reality

    July 30 2013

    Arin and Jess discuss what our word choices reflect, suggest and change about our perception of such important topics as rape, sexual harassment, gender  and racial discrimination. Join us as we dig into the power of words, the burden of proof and the nuts and bolts of exactly how unconscious biases work.

    To read a summary of this podcast, click here!

  • Episode 26: Acting with Intention: Hoffman Cries while Apatow Tries

    July 23 2013

    Last week, a video interview with Dustin Hoffman went viral on youtube, facebook and twitter. The video featured Hoffman crying about his experience playing a woman in the movie Tootsie, the lessons that he learned and the pressure put on women to maintain their appearance. Arin sits down with Jess to discuss the difference between words and action. We come at the conversation from a vareity of angles including box office sales, Judd Apatow, mentorship and the success of the movie Bridesmaids.