HR Happy Hour 409 – Insights into Development and Investing in Ourselves

Hosted by

Steve Boese

Co-Founder of H3 HR Advisors and Program Chair, HR Technology Conference

Trish Steed

CEO and Principal Analyst, H3 HR Advisors

About this episode

Guest: Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO, Pilot

This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish were joined by Ben Brooks, Founder and CEO of Pilot, an innovative software-based coaching platform for the enterprise and the winner of the HR Tech Conference 2019 Pitchfest.

Ben shared insights on how he and his team at Pilot are making coaching and development more accessible, more timely, and more beneficial to employees, managers, and teams. Ben shared also how often it is the most successful and highest performers are least likely to seek coaching and development and offered some ideas and strategies to encourage these employees to find and make time for development and how organizations can support these efforts.

Ben also talked about the importance and practical challenges of bringing more of your whole self to the workplace, and how being even a little more open, curious, and interested in each of our colleagues as real people can bring valuable benefits to ourselves, our teams, and our organizations. Additionally, we talked about “Blue Monday”, the third Monday in January is the most depressing day of the year, Steve was crabby about the weather (surprise), and the importance of curiosity – both about the world outside of our day to day roles, as well as curiosity about ourselves.


Learn more about the Pilot here. And connect with Ben on LinkedIn here.

This was a really fun show, thanks to Ben for joining us!

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