The Curious Monica podcast features candid conversations with innovators in thriving organizations across various industries. In each episode, host & founder of InnovatorsBox Monica Kang interviews her friends in diverse fields about what they do and why they love what they do. If you’re curious too, you’ll gain incredible insight into the workplace patterns and insights that can change the way you think about work, no matter what industry you’re in or who you are.
We have taken the time to intentionally share the summaries of our podcasts because we know the life of an innovator is busy. These summaries are great post-listen reflections to help the information sink in. They are also a way to get a sneak peak of what you missed if you got caught up mid-listen. Or, they can even just help you decide what episode to watch next!
Published: July 8, 2021 – 37 Minutes
Most of us go through a lot of stress and anxiety at work yet we don’t always have the safe space and support to process these feelings and thoughts in a healthy way.
From the rise of mental wellbeing awareness, to society’s misconceptions of therapy, in this episode we invite friends to share their journey of becoming therapists and why others find therapy to be helpful. Out of this episode you’ll undoubtedly grab some great tips for your mind and body – aka free therapy and wellbeing tips!
Conversations like this will help us open the door to how important well-being is at work, and how we can change our perceptions of working with therapists.
Published: July 15, 2021 – 49 Minutes
The words “law” and “fun” usually aren’t used together, and I hope this episode can start changing that.
In this episode, I spoke with three friends who love being a lawyer to learn more about why they love what they do, how they started their careers, and how they stay creative. Whether it was learning how to practice law, writing a children’s book or a novel, or building a niche in cryptocurrency, resilience and patience was key to their growth. I also give a bit of background into my dip into the legal profession.
Whether you’re interested in law or not, this episode will provide insight into how you can carve your own path in any profession.
Published: July 22, 2021 – 36 Minutes
Diversity and inclusion jobs have been on the rise as the world seeks a more inclusive workplace for all. But what do you do in this career? How do you become good at it? From understanding differences in diversity to being more inclusive to learning how to build psychological safety, we untangle all your questions about D&I jobs in this episode.
Importantly, you should walk away from this episode with action points on how you can integrate D&I into your workspace even more – whether you’re looking to enter the field, or just want to be more involved.
Published: July 29, 2021 – 44 Minutes
Your job title doesn’t determine if you’re innovative or not. From TacoBell’s kiosk to design thinking workshops, innovation experts play a key role in finding new paths in familiar places. But how do they build a career in innovation, and what does it really mean to be creative in what they do? In this episode, I caught up with six friends who shared why they fell in love with innovation, honing their expertise, and empowering others to unleash their creativity. Join us to unlock your creativity too.
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As we wrap up season one, we are sharing the key highlights and summaries of the past ten episodes in a 2-part reflection blogs. This is part 1 that covers the key highlights of episodes 9 to 12, and you can find the key highlights of episodes 13 to 18 in part 2.