Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel

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Welcome to Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel – a show where LinkedIn’s Jessi Hempel explores the changing nature of work, and how that work is changing us. What does work mean to us? Should we love what we do? How can we switch it up? Join Jessi as she talks with guests such as Anna Faris, Seth Meyers and Elizabeth Gilbert to unearth lessons that apply to our own careers. Season 2 debuts this September.

Episode Date
When to be Quick, When to be Wise
Nov 18, 2019
Quitting Google: The Happiest Career Move This Exec Ever Made
Nov 11, 2019
How to Get the Most Out of Your Mornings
Many of our guests share something in common: they have morning routines. So what's going on during these first hours of the day, and how do we get the most out of them? This episode, writer Dan Pink joins us, and he tells us about the three different kinds of people: the larks, better known as morning people, the night owls, and the third birds. Plus, hear his advice on how to manage your time more efficiently.
Nov 04, 2019
Why TaskRabbit's Founder Dared to Try Something New
Leah Busque Solivan founded TaskRabbit, the online marketplace where people get help with small jobs like cleaning, or building furniture. She built it into a multi-million-dollar business, and then in 2017, Ikea bought it. This episode, hear Jessi's conversation with Leah as they talk about what it's like to build a company from the ground up and then walk away from it.
Oct 28, 2019
Laura Linney on What Makes Good Criticism
Actor Laura Linney has played roles in everything from Ozark to The Truman Show, and she’s learned a thing or two about handling the critics. This episode, hear Laura talk with Jessi about what makes good criticism, how she approaches her creative process, and the advice she has for people wanting to get into the entertainment industry.
Oct 21, 2019
Spilling the Tea After 99 Years
This episode, Jessi gets out of the office and heads downtown to eat at a 99-year-old Chinese restaurant. Hear her conversation with Wilson Tang of Nom Wah Tea Parlor, as the two talk about what it’s like to inherit a family business, how Wilson added his own modern touch, and how he grew a small family restaurant into a global brand.
Oct 14, 2019
Roxane Gay: Bad Feminist, Master Writer
In the decades leading up to her breakout book Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay wrote every day, not knowing if anyone was ever going to read her work. It wasn’t until she was 40 years old that she had her first taste of commercial success. This episode, hear Roxane and Jessi discuss how the writer persevered through all those years of rejection, how she teaches writing to her students, and what it’s like to write the deeply personal memoirs that Roxane has become known for.
Oct 07, 2019
Jerry Colonna: The Coach Who Tells You, “Yes, It Is You”
Jerry Colonna was called “the Prince of New York” by New York Magazine for his success as a venture capitalist. Then his life came to a hard stop when he fell into depression and realized that his work wasn’t all it was chocked up to be. He turned his life around when he started coaching CEOs, and found out that what those business leaders needed, he could give. Now hear the executive coach’s thoughts on how to mindfully bring emotions to work, and why tapping into pain points can improve leadership
Sep 30, 2019
Radio Didn't Kill This Video Star: The Anna Faris Story
Hello Monday is back for Season 2, and our Editor-at-Large Jessi kicks off with a conversation with actor and podcaster Anna Faris. As a successful actor, Anna channeled the characters she played, whether it was in the Scary Movie series or The House Bunny. Starting a podcast changed things. She said, "I wanted a platform where I could feel like I was myself, that wasn't controlled by anybody else."
Sep 23, 2019
BONUS: Creating a Safety Net for Freelancers
Today, a third of the workforce are contractors: drivers, designers, even doctors. It’s a number that’s climbing steadily. So how do they get insurance? Sara Horowitz is working on just this. Having spent more than two decades cultivating the Freelancer’s Union, she's now the CEO of Trupo, a new benefits startup. Plus: a conversation between Jessi and her producer, Laura Sim, who is also a freelancer.
Aug 12, 2019
Drafting Teams with Former NFL Talent Scout Michael Lombardi
For the season finale, Jessi talks to former NFL talent scout Michael Lombardi about how to assemble teams, why you can’t teach someone to be more competitive, and how to weigh talent versus character. Featuring reporting from LinkedIn’s managing editor, Caroline Fairchild.
Jun 03, 2019
Vulnerability Lessons with Facebook's Carolyn Everson
Facebook's Carolyn Everson helped launch one of the most iconic startups of the Web 1.0 era: Pets.com. But before it really even took off, and long before its catastrophic failure, she was fired. It was a shameful secret she kept for years....and then, finally, shared. This episode, hear Carolyn's lessons on why leading with vulnerability takes courage. Featuring reporting from Caroline Fairchild.
May 20, 2019
Beyond the Open Office with WeWork’s Liz Burow
How did we get from the large private offices seen in Mad Men, to the open desk plans we have today? This episode, WeWork’s VP of workplace strategy Liz Burow gives us a look at the office of the future. Featuring reporting from LinkedIn’s news editor, Andrew Murfett.
May 13, 2019
Angela Ahrendts on Intuition
How do you balance calculated decision-making with trusting your gut? This episode, hear Angela Ahrendts talk with host Jessi Hempel about how following her intuition has shaped her career, from Burberry to Apple. Featuring reporting from LinkedIn's senior news editor Maya Pope-Chappell.
May 06, 2019
Stepping into the Spotlight with Melinda Gates
After decades of keeping a low profile, Melinda Gates has begun sharing more about her own life--as a young woman who aspired to work in technology, who wanted to protect her children, and who is now discovering that her words have as much power as her checkbook. Plus, reporting from Caroline Fairchild on how to manage your professional identity.
Apr 29, 2019
Adam Grant on When to Help Others
Adam Grant is everyone’s favorite career coach. This episode, he explains when to be a giving person, how to draw boundaries, and what it means for his own work. Plus, Caroline Fairchild brings listeners' tips on how to say no.
Apr 22, 2019
A Human-focused Take on AI with Fei-Fei Li
Stanford professor Fei-Fei Li is a pioneer in artificial intelligence. Her research helped lead to breakthroughs like allowing computers to recognize images. Now, AI has spread to every economic sector. This episode, hear Fei-Fei's thoughts on how humans can play a compassionate role in shaping AI's future. Plus, Caroline Fairchild brings reporting on some surprising jobs in this emerging industry.
Apr 15, 2019
Abby Wambach on How to Find Your Pack
Two-time Olympian and World Cup champion Abby Wambach made a name for herself playing soccer. Now, she’s helping businesses with her new rules on leadership, failure, teamwork, and confidence. Plus, a field guide for how to support women in the workplace by Caroline Fairchild.
Apr 08, 2019
Striking it rich in startups with Google’s first Chef Charlie Ayers
The myth of Silicon Valley is that anyone can land at a tech startup early and strike it rich. But let’s face it: this almost never happens. This episode, as a spate of tech companies prepare to go public, we bring you a conversation with Google’s first chef. Charlie Ayers won a cook-off to become employee #53 at the company. He reflects on the search engine’s quirky founders, how the Google effect shaped his next career move, and what it all means for him now, more than a decade after he lef
Apr 01, 2019
How to Make it as an Influencer with Aminatou Sow
Among the jobs of the future? An Influencer. This week, Aminatou Sow explains what it takes to build a lucrative career, how to piece together SponCon and creative work, and how to prepare for an unknown future. Plus: a story from the wilds of dog Instagram.
Mar 25, 2019
IDEO’s Tim Brown on Idea Creation
The IDEO CEO on where ideas come from and how to pick and test the good ones.
Mar 18, 2019
Elizabeth Gilbert on Career Versus Calling
This week's episode of LinkedIn Editorial’s new original podcast, Hello Monday, features Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love. Host Jessi Hempel talks with Elizabeth about when to choose a job over a career, the secret to unleashing creativity, and the importance of not trying to make something for everyone.
Mar 11, 2019
Seth Meyers on Nurturing Talent
For Hello Monday's first episode, host Jessi Hempel goes deep with the “Late Night with Seth Meyers” host on how helping writers helps the show, getting things wrong in order to get them right, and how he evolved from a Saturday Night Live cast member into the host of his own show.
Mar 04, 2019
Introducing: Hello Monday
A new podcast from the editorial team at LinkedIn, featuring stories about how the nature of work is changing, and how that work is changing us.
Feb 21, 2019