Moe Carrick borrows heavily from Brené Brown’s books and TED Talks about vulnerability and braveness. She coins ‘bravespace workplace’ to contrast a toxic workplace, where bullies rule, people have to behave like emotionless machines, and results count. In a bravespace workspace employers and employees show courage and leadership, and work is regarded as life, and vice versa. No attempt to reach a work-life balance, but a safe haven where imperfect, messy, but beautiful people can truly thrive. A people-centered effort to show a healthy culture, leadership, team, meaning, design, and partnership with machines,
Bravespace Workplace praises people, because they make companies great (again). Simply put, we must commit to creating the conditions that allow employees to bring their best selves to work and experience a fit in meaning, job, culture, relationship, lifestyle, and finance. The practices Moe shares, are meant for all size organizations. The book’s well written, accessible, and relates to managers that desire a human-friendly habitat for work.
About the author
Mom, daughter, gardener, wife, ex-wife, adventurer, entrepreneur, and consultant, Moe Carrick believes that people make organizations great. Companies large and small are routinely brought to their knees by the “soft stuff” of people problems – as anyone knows who has tried, this work is hard. As a facilitator, protagonist, consultant, entrepreneur, author, employer, and relentless optimist, Moe believes that people can and should thrive at work, and that when they do, organizations succeed. With over 30 years of work in organizations on issues of partnership, leadership, inclusion, strategy and culture, Moe believes that rigorous self-awareness, courage, honest dialogue, active involvement, and empathy are fundamentals to building full partnerships based on trust and curiosity. As a white, U.S.-born, heterosexual woman, Moe strives to use her privilege with grace to surface assumptions that interfere with teams and to explore systemic patterns.
Moe holds a master’s degree in organizational development, is a Certified Daring Way™/Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, a coach, and an administrator of a variety of tools in her trade. She is also a senior consultant with White Men as Full Diversity Partners (WMFDP), the market leader in including white men in the critical conversations required to sustain truly inclusive cultures.
Moe is passionate about the role work plays in creating meaning for our lives and in the role business can play as a force for good. She is a regular blogger on topics related to people at work and is a contributor to Conscious Company magazine. Maven House Press released her first book, the bestseller Fit Matters: How to Love Your Job, with co-author Cammie Dunaway, in 2017. Her second book, Bravespace Workplace: Making Your Company Fit for Human Life, releases in June 2019.
I received a free advanced review copy from Maven House publishing through Edelweiss in exchange for my personal, unbiased review upon reading.