• Erica Garcia Thomas

Elevate 1 Podcast From Erica Garcia Thomas and Eddy Paul Thomas

This podcast has been years in the making, and we are so excited to share it with you in late 2022.

About The Elevate 1 Podcast

Hey, hi! We welcome existing community members and new friends alike because we love them all. And you, it is great to meet you! Eddy and I are best friends. We are also married, business partners, and cheesy parents of two girls (Eddy is the king of dad jokes, don't get him started). We also hold our Master's degrees in business management and organizational leadership, and I am finishing my Doctorate in Business Administration and Management.

That's right. We nerd out by talking about work, leadership, team dynamics, and management all. the. time. People think it's weird, but we don't care. We dig into the research and share perspectives on paid and unpaid work, nonprofit life, passion projects, and side-gigs. We discuss the meaning of life and our corporate experiences. It all matters to us.

So here we are, inviting you into these conversations to inspire you to see the value you bring to the world through the meaning and purposes you pursue. As you can tell, there's no pretense with us. What you see is what you get, and though we are fortunate to have educational experiences, our work is mainly in the field, working with business leaders from all backgrounds day in and day out. We love it. So this podcast aligns with that as we talk through life experiences and share insight from evidence-based research.

The Future of Work

While no one knows exactly what is ahead for the workforce at any given moment, we've seen how a global pandemic reshapes the way we live and work. It has delayed our podcast production as we shifted to working from home, schooling children from home, and suspending our travel for work in 2020 and 2021. Our podcast will discuss those challenges and others like racial equality in the workplace, productivity at home and work, mental health issues, and employee engagement. While the podcast is conversational, we intentionally point you to the research and written facts in our show notes so you can conduct your reading and analysis on the topics.

This podcast is an unexpected conversation where we invite you to contribute, comment, and share your perspective as you listen to the thoughts of others. Others - oh yes, we will have amazing guests! People who have shaped our lives and professionals we admire.

It's time to elevate one another through our work, and by work, we mean, however, you spend your days on this Earth.

p.s. Real-life: this podcast picture was taken eight years ago at our engagement photo session (📸: BnB By Three). We have not slowed down to take professional photos since, so now we have more gray hair. Here's to hoping for more photo ops in the year ahead. Ha!

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