Awesome Office: Lead. Create. Inspire.
About This Show
The Awesome Office Show is all about helping you lead people, create culture, and inspire Awesome at your company.
Each week we talk to a business leader, entrepreneur, HR pro, or engagement specialist at the most successful and buzzed about companies in the country, and learn their most actionable tips, tactics, and best practices - and share them with you.
This is a behind the curtain look that you’re not going to find anywhere else. If you care about developing stellar cultures that provide lasting value for employees, customers, and shareholders, then this is the podcast for you.
The Awesome Office Show is hosted by speaker and social entrepreneur Sean Kelly. Sean is the founder of The Association of Workplace Engagement (AWE) and the co-founder and CEO of HUMAN (Helping Unite Mankind and Nutrition). He has been named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 and been a TEDx presenter at Columbia University.
Similar to Entreleadership and HBR Ideacast.
Most Recent Episode
From the Back of an Ambulance to the Top of His Industry - How Simon Cohen Transformed Henco with Happiness
2 days ago
Simon Cohen’s doctors thought it was a heart attack. Back in 2006, the self-professed workaholic was on a business trip in China on behalf of Henco, the global logistics company his founded in Mexico at the age of 24. But not everything was going well. Simon could barely eat, and only slept a few hours at a time. He spent his days meeting with his partners in Hong Kong, and stayed up all night working with the team back in Mexico. On the last day of the trip, he felt a jolt of pain in his chest - so powerful that it knocked him off his chair at dinner. The next thing he knew, the 32 year old former Olympic-level swimmer found himself in the back of an ambulance racing to the hospital. The experience was nothing short of life changing. As a high level athlete, Simon had taken his good health as a given. As it turned out, he had a rare heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW), and the intense stress of running Henco was threatening his wellbeing. After taking some time to recover, Simon decided he had to make a change - and the results speak for themselves. Henco, a company in a notoriously stressful industry, has been named the sixth place to work in Mexico, and the number one logistics company to work for in Mexico six years in a row. Simon told us how he achieved this amazing turnaround, as well as what he means when he says his goal is to treat his employees like “human humans.” Key Takeaways Simon explains why the key to creating high performing companies is happy people. 4:59 How Simon and his team have made Henco the 6th best place to work in all of Mexico, and the best place to work in the logistics industry six years in a row. 6:36 Why Simon thinks it’s important to make his employees feel l