What's Next for Workplaces?

About This Episode

What's Next for Workplaces?

Ester Martinez, the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of People Matters, talks about adjusting to remote work and how this transformation has created irrevocable changes for the future of workplaces

About Our Guest

Ester Martinez

As CEO & Editor-in-Chief at People Matters, Ester leads an incredible team of content writers, researchers, product thinkers, and marketers building fantastic media products to enable more impactful HR and talent decisions.

Ester holds a postgraduate degree in Human Resources Management from EADA (Spain) and a Master’s Degree in Management from Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad. With more than 14 years of experience in human resources, Ester has a wealth of knowledge in all areas of Talent and Human Resources management. Until 2008, she worked as a professional manager with a host of blue chip companies, which included Hewlett Packard in different countries within Europe, and Tata Consultancy Services, both in India and in the UK.

In 2009, Ester decided to come to India and work on developing India centric data on talent management, leadership and HR, seeing the absence of any such research content could be referred by CEOs & HR heads. This spurred her idea to start People Matters, a magazine that aims to provide practical aspects of managing, developing and coaching talent in India.

She has been featured on the LinkedIn Top Voices list in 2016 and 2018, which ranks the top writers on LinkedIn for the year

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.