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Growing A Gamified Employee Learning Platform – with Kalina Trajanoska from Coach Microlearning

In the most recent episode of A Better HR Business show, Ben spoke with Kalina Trajanoska, Co-Founder & CEO at Coach Microlearning, a gamified employee learning platform based in Macedonia.


Kalina and her team recognized the challenges faced by companies when it comes to training employees effectively and engagingly. Unlike traditional methods that rely on lengthy presentations or documentation, Coach Microlearning takes a different approach. The platform leverages the power of microlearning, presenting information through content-based learning games.

The beauty of Coach Microlearning lies in its simplicity and personalization. Employees utilize a mobile app that prompts them with questions based on their specific learning needs. They earn points for correct answers and receive immediate feedback on incorrect responses. This gamified approach not only increases engagement but also allows employees to learn at their own pace.

The platform goes a step further by leveraging advanced technology to detect knowledge gaps and deliver targeted learning materials to fill those gaps. It’s a personalized learning experience without the need for L&D professionals to manually create learning paths.

The impact of Coach Microlearning extends beyond mere knowledge acquisition. The platform is designed to enhance employee performance and contribute to key business outcomes. Whether it’s boosting sales, reducing workplace accidents, or improving overall productivity, Coach Microlearning aligns training with organizational goals.

In a wide-ranging discussion, Kalina and I talked about:

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Growing A Holistic Menopause Care Program For Women In Your Organization – with Amita Sharma from NourishDoc

In the most recent episode of A Better HR Business show, Ben spoke with Amita Sharma, co-founder of NourishDoc, a holistic platform focused on supporting women through peri-menopause and beyond for physical wellness and emotional support.

Amita Sharma

In the context of supporting women in the workforce, menopause, often shrouded in stigma and taboo, has been overlooked in wellness initiatives.

With over 50% of women in the workforce and significant absenteeism rates, addressing menopause-related challenges is crucial. NourishDoc offers comprehensive support for women throughout their peri-menopausal journey, partnering with culturally sensitive experts to provide digital access to lifestyle management programs and personalized coaching, ultimately empowering women to thrive both in their careers and personal lives.

NourishDoc’s program, which is based on holistic therapies and supported by over 3000 global experts, offers bite-sized videos, quizzes, and infographics to empower women to take control of their well-being. The inclusion of health coaches and regular interventions from various specialists ensures a personalized and comprehensive approach. Subscriptions are available for 3 months, 6 months, or a year, allowing ample time for meaningful lifestyle changes to take effect.

What sets NourishDoc apart is its commitment to partnership marketing. HR service companies can now join forces with NourishDoc to offer this innovative menopause care program to their clients. This not only helps bridge the gap in health equity for women aged 35 and above but also provides an essential wellness service to corporations who understand the importance of supporting their employees through all stages of life.

In a wide-ranging discussion, Amita and Ben talked about:

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Growing A Workplace Leadership Consultancy – with Paul Falcone

Ben was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Paul Falcone, a renowned expert on effective hiring, performance management, and leadership development, specializing in helping companies build higher-performing leadership teams.

Paul Falcone

Paul spent the last three decades in human resources executive roles at organizations including Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, NBCUniversal, Time Warner, and City of Hope Cancer Center Hospital. He is also a bestselling HarperCollins Leadership, SHRM, and American Management Association author and long-term contributor to HR Magazine.

Now, Paul is working directly with organizations of all sizes to help them build effective leadership and management teams. His personalized solutions let you build your ideal customized program, from one-time keynote speeches and webinars to ongoing coaching and training for individuals and teams.

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Get Your LinkedIn Profile Right As An HR Consultant

Linkedin is such an important marketing and business development platform for many consultants.

Ben was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Katie Murray from Katie Jo Copywriting to discuss optimising your LinkedIn profile as an HR consultant.

Katie’s new website will be launched soon but, in the meantime, you can reach her here or here on LinkedIn.

Thanks, Katie!

You can find the podcast on all the main podcast players.

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Growing A Leadership Accelerator For Women In HR – with Ruth Penfold-Brown from Bloom

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Ruth Penfold-Brown, Founder and Creator at Bloom, a leadership accelerator for women.

Ruth Penfold-Brown

Ruth is on a mission to empower women to confidently step up to the leadership table sooner, and truly bloom in their careers without the weight of imposter syndrome and the burden of burnout.

Ruth has worked in leadership roles with Shazam (the famous music app), Onfido (a financial technology company), and bp Launchpad (a clean-energy investment subsidiary of bp; a Fortune 500 top 40 company).

Bloom is a leadership accelerator that takes women in HR on a journey to unapologetically claim their seat at the table and lead with confidence, authenticity, and a clear sense of purpose.

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Growing A Candidate Certification Management Platform with Vicknesh Ramachandran from Labourly™

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Vicknesh Ramachandran, CEO and Co-Founder at Labourly™, an HR software platform that streamlines candidate certification management and speeds up the placement of candidates by automating the recruitment workflows.

Vicknesh Ramachandran

Vicknesh believes that service and relationship building are the most important criteria for success.

In the realm of IT, Vicknesh holds the experience and expertise to handle various needs, ranging from website portal design and hosting to groundbreaking app development. With nearly 20 years of proven technical and management proficiency, he is a cutting-edge information technology solutions and network specialist. Vicknesh has earned the trust of numerous clients, including the Windsor Allergy and Asthma Education Centre, the Town of Kingsville, Odette School of Business (University of Windsor), Centre for Business Advancement and Research (CBAR, University of Windsor), and Connecting Windsor Essex.

Labourly™ is a recruitment management tool built specifically for Human Resource Departments and Staffing Agencies in the trades and skilled labor markets.

To address the problem of endless amounts of paperwork and phone calls checking certifications, all before even shortlisting a candidate, Labourly™ provides an innovative tool that automates the paperwork process by effectively tracking the certifications and licenses of each candidate.

Additionally, it utilizes a sophisticated algorithm that matches eligible candidates to relevant job openings.

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Executive Coaching For Leaders In Rapidly Changing Tech Companies – with Terrell Holmes from The Good Org

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Terrell Holmes, Founder of The Good Org, a coaching business that helps executives and teams in industry-leading tech organizations and start-ups weather the storms that come with rapid growth and major change. To do so, Terrell leverages his 15 years of working directly in the tech and marketing industries; facilitating programs for Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB); and working with companies like Apple, Bio-Rad, and Kongregate Games.

Terrell Holmes

Terrell is an organization development consultant who champions insight and communication as catalysts for change. Over 15 years in Marketing Technology, Terrell identified recurring issues in communication and relationship management, leading to the establishment of The Good Org, LLC to tackle these challenges head-on. By employing cutting-edge evidence-based practices, Terrell strives for tangible real-world impact.

Clients such as Apple, The City of Berkeley, eBay, Kaiser Permanente, Kongregate, and The State of California have benefitted from his expertise in leadership development, group dynamics, change management, and behavior.

To further his vision of transforming the American work landscape, Terrell engages in various professional pursuits. These include serving as a Peacebuilding Consultant, an Adjunct Professor of Organization Development at the University of San Francisco’s Masagung Graduate School of Management, and an Interpersonal Dynamics Group Facilitator at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

With 16 years of experience in advertising and marketing technology, Terrell possesses a unique understanding of the intricate complexities faced by rapidly-evolving organizations. He holds a Master of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) from the University of San Francisco, complemented by a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies from Virginia Tech.

The Good Org offers the right solutions for individuals and companies seeking transformation. Their team of experienced coaches, trainers, and Organization Development practitioners can assist in assessing organizational goals and designing customized interventions to ensure their achievement.

The Good Org provides a range of services, including Power Sessions, 1:1 Leadership Development Coaching Package, and OD Consulting Services, all aimed at propelling employees and organizations to new heights. With their expertise and tailored approach, The Good Org empowers clients to unlock their full potential and drive meaningful change within their organizations.

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Growing Investors in People (IIP) After The Buyout From The UK Government

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, to talk about how he is growing the organisation after leading its buyout from the UK government.

Investors in People works with over 10,000 organisations, providing digital diagnostic tools, advice, support, and assessment against their internationally recognised frameworks. Their network of 350 skilled and experienced Consultants work with organisations across 70 countries, but predominantly in the UK.

Paul Devoy

In 2016, Paul led the buyout of IIP from the UK Government and the organisation is now a Community Interest Company.

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Client Case Study: How I Started My HR Consultancy – with Louise Bijesse of UpTalent Consulting

We were delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show again by the amazing Louise Bijesse, to talk about how she launched and grew her successful HR consultancy UpTalent Consulting which provides people solutions for small to mid-sized startups and tech firms.

How Louise Bijesse started a successful HR consultancy

Louise is a client of the HR Business Accelerator, a program designed to help professionals in the HR sector to start and/or grow their HR-related businesses. 

Louise was on the podcast previously (see Episode 179) and has very kindly returned to the show to share her experiences of starting her HR consultancy, including the Why and the How of how she created a highly successful business that helps employers resolve their HR and talent challenges.

After helping hundreds of HR-related businesses around the world to start and/or grow through our HR Business Accelerator process, we’ve come to realize that most HR professionals want some or all of these things when they start an HR business:

  • Work with great clients.
  • Work on high-value projects.
  • Enjoy Work-Life balance.
  • Become a trusted member of the business community.
  • Build a team.
  • Work on cool HR projects.
  • Make good money.
  • Solve problems for employers.

Louise’s business has checked all of these boxes in a way that is congruent with her ambitions and values.

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Growing An HR Consulting Business for SMEs with Doug Betts from Sure Betts HR Solutions

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Doug Betts, Founder of Sure Betts HR Solutions.

Doug Betts

Doug is an experienced HR professional with over 20 years of industry expertise. Throughout his career, he has dedicated 9 years to the Public Sector, working with organizations such as the Police, Local Government, and Further Education College.

Additionally, he has spent 11 years as a consultant in the Private sector, providing valuable insights to a diverse range of industries including Private Healthcare, Travel, Technology/MSP’s, Renewable Energy, Childcare Providers, Automotive, Manufacturing, and Not-for-Profit organizations.

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Tom Short, Founder & Chief Customer Officer of Kudos

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Tom Short, the founder and Chief Customer Officer of Kudos®. Over the course of 25 years, Tom has used his passion for entrepreneurship and marketing to found several successful companies.

Tom Short

At each organization Tom has built, employee experience has been the cornerstone of building effective teams. He brings this expertise in corporate culture and teams motivation to Kudos®. Tom leads business development at Kudos® and is active in speaking engagements and thought leadership activities in the HR industry. He is passionate about the role recognition plays in creating a great employee experience and is dedicated to educating the world about what genuine recognition can do for people everywhere.

Kudos is an employee recognition platform that empowers teams to feel and do their best at work. “Our purpose and north star is to enable everyone to reach their full potential, through belonging and purpose at work“.

In a wide-ranging discussion, Tom and I talked about:

  • Tom’s entrepreneurial journey and what led to Kudos®
  • How Kudos® went from an internal tool to a platform present in 80 countries, in eleven different languages.
  • How Kudos® helps companies build strong relationships and align core values.
  • Kudos® logo: “Connect, communicate, and celebrate“.
  • How to encourage employees to use Kudos®.
  • The strategy used to approach new clients.
  • Tom’s advice for companies looking to grow.
  • And much more!
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Growing A Professional Training and Coaching Business with Tammy Alvarez from Career Winners Circle

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Tammy Alvarez, CEO of Career Winners Circle, a professional training and coaching company that helps individuals and businesses navigate career transitions, thrive in executive roles, and grow their businesses effectively.

Tammy Alvarez

Tammy Alvarez is a visionary who serves as a catalyst for leaders to create a breakthrough performance for themselves and their businesses. Her unique approach blends decades of executive experience on Wall Street with a pragmatic, results-based coaching style that helps business professionals at all levels become the leader people choose to follow.

During her 20-year corporate career Tammy became a renowned business transformation and turnaround expert. She held roles as a Managing Director at AIG, First Senior Vice President at Bank Leumi USA, Chief Operating Officer at Genesis10 and Senior Vice President at Bank of America. Each role relied upon Tammy’s vision and leadership to drive large global business transformation initiatives.

In a wide-ranging discussion, Tammy and I talked about:

  • Tammy’s journey from Wall Street to starting her own company.
  • Career Winners Circle (CWC) helps individuals and businesses navigate career transitions, thrive in executive roles, and grow their businesses effectively.
  • The programs focus on career strategy, executive support, leadership development, operational design, and sales performance.
  • How CWC scales a coaching business by bringing in new coaches and using a revenue-sharing model.
  • The importance of focusing on customer needs and preferences to grow a business.
  • And much more!

Thanks, Tammy!

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