About Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett:

Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett is a work and career psychologist and thought leader on the evolution of work. She has always been fascinated by how work intersects with life and she loves using her expertise to improve organizations and help people thrive.

Dr. Laura is honoured to have been selected as a Woman of Distinction in Canada in 2014 and received a Canadian Woman of Inspiration Award as a Global Influencer in 2018. While completing her Doctorate in 2002, she focused on remote leadership and predicted the world of work would change to become more flexible and mobile. She continues to write and innovate on the topic as a future of work pioneer.

In 2013 she co-created assessments and training for organizations to thrive when working remotely, and co-founded Work EvOHlutionTM, (acquired by Humance) which helps develop leaders, teams, and cultures to succeed in hybrid or remote workplaces. Her passion for taking creative ideas and launching them into successful business strategies led her to start three counselling psychology practices (Calgary Career Counselling, Canada Career Counselling, and Synthesis Psychology), as well as six different business brands offering organizational assessment and consulting services.

Philanthropy and charitable work are very important to Dr. Laura, and she serves on non-profit committees and boards focused on areas she’s passionate about. Ending violence against girls and women, as well as growing confidence and leadership skills in children and youth in the performing arts are her top charity focuses.

Outside work, she has a busy and fun household overlooking the Rocky Mountains in Calgary, which includes her life partner Scott, two sons (Nick & Matt), a daughter (Cadence), and a fluffy white dog (Ghost). She enjoys travel, competitive squash, hiking, yoga, and downhill skiing.

 

Episode Notes:

Dr. Laura welcomes you to the first episode of Where Work Meets Life for 2023. As an organizational and career psychologist, Dr. Laura uses her expertise to make lives and workplaces better through keynote speaking, career coaching, writing articles, and this podcast. In this episode she highlights and offers guidance on three key areas for workplaces to focus on in 2023.

The areas Dr. Laura identifies as being strategically important moving forward are flexibility, leaders who care, and leading with humility and not ego. She examines each of these areas in depth and offers insight on everything from the benefits of remote or hybrid work to the value of continued growth and learning. Join Dr. Laura to kick off the new year with the right foot forward in your workplace and career.

“So something to remember is that people crave the A’s, and I find that the A’s are easy to remember. They crave attention. So what they’re doing is being noticed and seen, and what they do matters. … People also crave appreciation. So being appreciated for a job well done, and that praise and that thank you goes a long way. … And then the other is acceptance. And in this age of equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging, all [are] very important.” – Dr. Laura

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