Mental Health at Work

Company leaders share the mental health stories that shaped them and their workplaces

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Featured episode

30:39

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Abbas Jeraj

People Director at Moteefe

Moteefe's People Director opens up about a shocking event he witnessed first-hand, and how this experience birthed his passion for making a positive impact on people's mental health at work.

Previous episodes

33:34

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David Darmanin

Founder of Hotjar

Hotjar's Founder reveals how steering the company through Covid pushed him to breaking point, and discusses the big decision he faced as a result that would change Hotjar forever.

27:11

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Marie Szuts

VP of People at Figma

Marie tells Maite about the solo desert quest got her thinking about mental health, and how two colleagues and an espresso machine revitalised company culture at Figma.

35:32

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Jonathan Widawski

Cofounder & CEO at Maze

Maite chats with Maze's Cofounder & CEO about the identity crisis founders face, and what it really means to lead by example on mental health when your company is growing fast—for better, and for worse.

28:55

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Jessica Hayes

COO at Whereby

A zero-bullshit conversation with the Whereby COO on 'non-parental' culture, and why it's better to be direct with teammates when they annoy you.

33:03

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Javier Suarez

Co-founder & CEO at Oliva

Javi opens up about the dark place he found himself in while leading his previous company, and how this experience led to the birth of Oliva.

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About the host

Uruguayan-born and European-based, Maite Otero has years of experience leading People teams at high-growth startups. She’s also a qualified, practicing psychologist specialising in trauma. Maite is a big advocate of using real psychology to build happier, more resilient teams.

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