“Helping your employees feel safe and connected” with Maureen Ross Gemme, MS Ed.

“Helping your employees feel safe and connected” with Maureen Ross Gemme, MS Ed. | E71

In this Powerful at Work Radio episode, Maureen Ross Gemme shares her personal story of overcoming addiction. With over 35 years of sobriety, Maureen knows what it takes to help employees feel safe and connected at work.

Whether someone on your team has an addiction to alcohol, gambling, or even work (yes being a workaholic is an addiction), there are ways that you can support them. It starts with building a culture where people aren’t scared of you. Leaders can also use assessments, such as DISC, to understand their strengths and to play to the strengths of their employees.

Tune in to hear more from Maureen about why she wishes people would stop contributing to the stigma of addiction and help make a difference instead…

Episode Outline:

  • [01:37] Maureen shares her story of overcoming addiction and how far she’s come in 35 years of sobriety.
  • [03:58] We come to work and we sometimes think we need to shut our personality off, but that’s the thing we need to influence more…
  • [10:46] You can be a high achieving competent person, but unless they can connect you as a person, they’re afraid to fail, they’re afraid to take risks.
  • [14:51] There is help for you out there, here’s how to get the help you need…
  • [18:56] Creating an environment for your employees to thrive…

About Maureen Ross-Gemme:

Maureen Ross-Gemme was a drug addict and alcoholic as a teenager and into her early 20s. She got help and achieved a complete transformation which led to an amazing life.

With over 35 years of sobriety, she had a corporate career and now coaches and trains leaders on how to improve their culture at work by doing their own deep inner work. Maureen loves to ride her motorcycle, play with her grandchildren and helps people develop a solid inner support system. Maureen is an Authorized Partner of Everything DiSC and helps leaders to create a culture of caring at work. 

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