Cohesion podcast

Insights on employee communication, engagement, and productivity

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Cohesion is the premiere podcast for internal comms, HR, and IT professionals, providing structured, high-value, quick-hitting strategies and tactics.

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Learn strategies and tips from experts and Simpplr customers to drive employee satisfaction, productivity, and culture.

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Establishing a Grassroots Communication Strategy with People Managers with Laura Borland, Business Communications Director, TA Instruments and Clinical Division at Waters

November 8, 2022

This episode features an interview with Laura Borland, TA and Clinical Communications Director at Waters. Unlike most communications professionals, Laura has a PhD in Analytical Chemistry and began her career as a science consultant and government project manager. She found her passion in supporting scientists and communicating their stories to drive business outcomes.

In this episode, Amanda and Laura discuss manager-led communications, strategies for reaching people globally, and helping leaders become better communicators.

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Strategic Thinking is More Important Than Wordsmithing with Tina Hawkins, Senior Director of Internal Communications at the NBA

October 26, 2022

This episode features an interview with Tina Hawkins, Senior Director of Internal Communications at the NBA. Tina partners with business leaders to enhance employee performance through change management with a focus on workplace experience.

In this episode, Amanda and Tina discuss aligning values externally and internally, keeping communication casual, and how to hold space for employees and leaders to have critical conversations.

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Connecting the Dots to Build a Thriving Workplace with Victoria Dew, CEO of Dewpoint Communications

October 26, 2022

This episode features an interview with Victoria Dew, CEO of Dewpoint Communications. Victoria is a leader of employee experience and future of work, with more than 15 years of global internal communications expertise.

In this episode, Amanda sits down with Victoria to discuss how the pandemic affected DE&I, what we can learn from Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, and why to stop waiting for a seat at the table.

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Turning words into actions with Natalie Ridsdale, Director of Internal Communications at Levi Strauss & Co.

September 8, 2022

This episode features an interview with Natalie Ridsdale, Director of Internal Communications at Levi Strauss & Co. Natalie has spent the last 21 years refining her communication skills. Starting out as a copy editor at newspapers and now managing employee experience at Levi’s.

In this episode, Amanda and Natalie discuss how internal and external communications can work better together, collecting employee feedback, and how Levi’s is making space for employees to have tough conversations.

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Remaining creative in the face of pushback with Beth Collier, Founder of Beth Collier Consulting

August 29, 2022

This episode features an interview with Beth Collier, founder of Beth Collier Consulting.
She has spent 20 years helping people and companies become better, more connected leaders through communication.

In this episode, Amanda sits down with Beth to discuss what pop culture can teach us about communications, the impact of creativity, and how to turn leaders into effective communicators.

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Innovation in internal comms and why we have to set an example with Kristin Hancock, Vice President of Community and Engagement at ICology

August 16, 2022

This episode features an interview with Kristin Hancock, Vice President of Community and Engagement at ICology. Kristin’s passion for communications fueled her career at organizations like Ronald McDonald House and Children’s Wish Foundation. Kristin has over a decade of experience connecting humans through meaningful messages. She also has a flair for astrology and offers birth chart readings for people and pets!

In this episode, Amanda and Kristin discuss how ICology improves culture, how to make connections instead of network, and Kristin reads Amanda’s birth chart.

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Meet your Host

Amanda Berry

Amanda Berry is the corporate brand and communications manager at Simpplr, the modern intranet company laser-focused on helping its customers streamline employee engagement and communication.

Previously, Amanda worked in internal communications at tech companies, financial services, and higher education. She holds an M.A. in Communications from Indiana University and a B.A. in Communication Studies from Eastern Illinois University.

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