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The Growth Collective

Designing Space for Thriving: A conversation with Ghafari CEO Ki Hammer

May 17, 2022

This podcast is focused on helping organizations create spaces where employees can thrive so the business can thrive too.  This episode's guest leads an organization that so seriously believes in the purpose of thriving it’s woven into the customer and employee value propositions.

Ki Hammer is president and CEO of...


Apr 19, 2022

Recent data (from January 2020 – a little laggy due to the pandemic) showed there were 580,466 people experiencing homelessness in Amerca.  70% were individuals and the rest were people living in families with children.  They lived in every state and territory and reflect the diversity of the US. 

Homelessness is a...


Apr 5, 2022

Everyday organizations are working hard to attract and retain talent and in this tight labor market, they’re employing a lot of tactics to draw people in from signing bonuses to expanded benefits.  Behavior science tells us, tactics like this only inspire short-term commitment.  In order to engage...


Mar 8, 2022

From the beginning, Ted Castle’s desire to own a company that develops its employees, has a positive impact on the community, and shares innovative workplace practices has set the course of their growth and their culture.  Over time this has evolved into purpose and principles that are not just words on a wall, they...


Feb 4, 2022

Long before the pandemic led to the great resignation organizations who understood the power of establishing meaningfulness in work had an easier time engaging and keeping top talent.   Not surprisingly, the organizations losing the most talent are those that haven’t been intentional about this. My guest for the...