Embracing our Humanity: Accepting Vulnerability and Authenticity

About This Episode

Embracing our Humanity: Accepting Vulnerability and Authenticity

In the workplace and our everyday lives there is often immense pressure to appear as if we have all the answers and be devoid of showing any weakness. But we as humans are emotional species — sometimes we may not feel ‘okay,’ and we are not always perfect. Jez Rose, renowned behavior expert, broadcaster, and award-winning writer, speaker, and host, joins host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek to discuss accepting our own vulnerabilities and authentic selves inside and outside of the workplace, sharing that it’s okay to be imperfect.

Interested in further exploring different resources mentioned in this episode?

You can watch Jez Rose in Skillsoft’s Perspectives 2020 here.

Check out Jez Rose’s book “Flip the Switch” available on Skillsoft Percipio, and add his live event ‘Nature, Nurture’ to your calendars for December 8, 2021.

And finally, read host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek’s blog article “Love is Never the Wrong Decision” here.

About Our Guest

Jez Rose

Jez Rose is a renowned behavior expert, broadcaster, and award-winning writer, speaker, and host. He lives on the world’s first certified carbon neutral honey farm, helping to reverse Britain’s honeybee decline. You might recognize him from over 100 appearances on TV and radio!

About Our Host

Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek

As Chief Marketing Officer, Michelle is responsible for the leading global marketing strategy for the Skillsoft group of companies, focused on driving growth, generating brand awareness and increasing demand for Skillsoft’s solutions among learners, customers and partners. Since joining the company in 2019, she has overseen customer marketing, corporate communications, demand generation, marketing operations and business development.

Michelle brings more than 25 years of marketing, branding and strategy experience to her role. Prior to Skillsoft, she held several executive positions of increasing responsibility in the high-tech sector, including as Chief Marketing Officer of IBM Watson, where she was responsible for marketing the company's artificial intelligence (AI) products and solutions. Michelle also served as the Global Head of Marketing for The Weather Company, an IBM Business, where she helped companies understand how to anticipate, plan for and ultimately make better decisions – with greater confidence - in the face of weather.

Michelle holds a Master's of Science from Simmons University.