Episode 1: Are the Holidays Wreaking Havoc in Your Workplace?



Are the Holidays Wreaking Havoc in Your Workplace?

Join Kat and Andi as they have their inaugural discussion on “things we don’t talk about at work” – The Holidays!


Holidays can stir up angst and, at the end of the year, they seem to be never ending!  Kat and Andi deconstruct some of the biggest challenges we face during the holidays and how to better take care of ourselves and each other as we make our way through the maze of work potlucks and gift-giving parties. The workplace (and our productivity) doesn’t need to suffer as we navigate traditions that are an important part of our human connections. Grab a mug of cocoa or your favorite hot tea and listen in for some fun highlights:

  • How to avoid saying the wrong thing and offending others
  • How to reframe holidays to be sure everyone gets the most from them
  • How to be supportive of those who work with you


Check out the episode below:

What Do You Think?

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode. What’s your experience with holidays? How to you manage your energy and productivity through the end-of-the-year festivities? How do you make the most of holidays throughout the year?


Kat Rippy

Kat is the CEO of Energize Leadership, a full-service organization effectiveness consulting firm that helps leaders align people with organizational goals through leadership development and coaching, strategic planning and goal setting tools, assessment and feedback solutions, and team, retreat, and event facilitation expertise.  Kat guides CEOs and top executives as they take their business to the next level. Each phase of business growth requires unique adjustments to ensure the organization can continue to thrive as it grows. Kat and her team work alongside you to evolve strategically and enable your team to master transitions more fluidly, building a culture along the way that will sustain your organization through each growth cycle.

You can contact her at acampbell@wellsparkhealth.com.


Andi Campbell

Andi is the Chief Growth and Operations Officer for WellSpark Health where she drives development and execution of holistic, “total person” well-being programs to thousands of employees across the U.S. Andi is an experienced senior HR leader and previously SVP, Head of People + Culture for LAZ Parking, one of the largest parking companies in the world.  You can hear Andi’s passion for people in her TEDx Hartford talk or her DisruptHR talk. Honorably recognized as the Women in Parking Impact Award winner in 2020, Andi is also a registered yoga teacher, certified Intuitive Coach, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and black belt in Tang Soo Do. She has an MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, a BA in English and is currently studying to teach Qi Gong.

You can contact her at acampbell@wellsparkhealth.com.


This program is for resource purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for medical or business advice.