My guest on this week’s podcast is Tami Simon. Tami is the Founder and CEO of Sounds True, a wonderful publishing company in Boulder, Colorado that disseminates spiritual wisdom. Tami started Sounds True in 1985 with live conference recordings of Ram Dass and Stephen Levine. Over the last 32 years, Sounds True has grown and evolved. They continue to produce spiritual audio and learning programs, as well as books and apps.
I met Tami a few years ago at a Wisdom 2.0 conference, and at the most recent Wisdom 2.0 conference she gave a speech, which was all about bringing your whole self to work and creating a healthy work culture. During today’s episode, Tami shares her thoughts on what it means to bring your whole self to work, how she navigates through tough business issues holistically, how people are hungry for meaningful work, and what she and her team at Sounds True do to create a productive culture.
[2:30] What does ‘bring your whole self to work’ mean to Tami?
[5:03] How Tami makes a safe and conducive environment for authenticity.
[11:51] How a leader deals with disagreement is simple on the surface but deep.
[21:19] Navigating technological changes as a provider of audio.
[24:37] You can’t bring your whole self to work if you are not in touch with yourself.
[30:29] Tami’s personal guiding principles for how to navigate tense situations.
[35:17] People are hungry for meaningful work.
[39:13] Tami has found more meaning in just being than in accomplishing things.
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