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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 employee mental wellbeing partner for companies that want to take decisive action to support & keep their best people.

By indexing & specialising in the top wellbeing challenges your people face—specific to your industry and your business—we help employees & managers respond to tough situations, foster sustainable company cultures, and ultimately slow staff turnover.