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Why company culture starts with belonging

feat. Aga Bajer, Founder of CultureBrained

In this episode...

When Aga Bajer started her new job, her manager was clear: “It’s competitive. Don’t expect people to help you.” Initially, she was energised by the high-pressure culture, striving for targets as a way to maintain control. Then the panic attacks started.

It wasn’t until her coach suggested the anxiety was caused by her job that Aga saw the connection. Now, as the Founder of CultureBrained, Aga helps others to create fun, meaningful cultures built on a sense of belonging. And it starts at the top.

You’ll hear Aga share her experiences of anxiety, and learn how you can empower your teams through autonomy, flow, and playfulness—with no need for an office ping pong table.

About the guest

Aga Bajer is the Founder of CultureBrained, a community for culture leaders shaping the future of work. She’s passionate about cultivating thriving cultures where people do their best work and solve problems. Before establishing CultureBrained, Aga led consulting teams in companies like Hay Group, Korn Ferry, and PwC.

About Oliva

Oliva is the UK & Europe's #1 rated employee mental wellbeing benefit.

We help companies respond to the pivotal moments that impact mental wellbeing at work and beyond—driving employee retention and exceptional effort.

We do this by:

  • Empowering individuals to take control of their mental wellbeing
  • Developing manager emotional intelligence
  • Helping HR teams create org-wide psychological safety