Podcast: Tales from Around the Watercooler

In "Tales from Around the Watercooler," the employment law attorneys at The Prinz Law Firm provide invaluable advice for how to find success in the workplace and how to navigate some of the trickiest situations as a professional.

  • Episodes
    • EP27 – Kare Spears and Putting Money Where your Future Lies

      Kristen and Kare discuss the strategy and risks needed to cultivate a successful business as women entrepreneurs.Read More

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    • EP26 - Michael Ziri Shares His Passion for Advancing Equality

      Michael Ziri, Director of Public Policy at Equality Illinois, shares his passion for advancing the rights and equality ...Read More

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    • EP25 - Mark Willis and Putting Money Where your Future Lies

      Mark Willis shares his journey of working in the financial services industry and secrets he’s uncovered along the way. ...Read More

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    • EP24 – Karen Goldner’s Contribution to Women-Owned Business

      In this episode of “Tales from Around the Water Cooler“ : Karen Goldner, author, Managing Director of Established ...Read More

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    • EP23 – How to utilize outplacement services with Andrew Challenger

      In this episode of “Tales from Around the Water Cooler“ : Learn from Andrew Challenger, Vice President of Business ...Read More

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    • EP22 – Jess Jankowski – Becoming a CEO & ownership vs. victim mentality

      In this episode of “Tales from Around the Water Cooler“ : President & CEO of NTC and Solésence, Jess Jankowski shares ...Read More

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    • EP21 – Amy Hinote And The Pains and Pleasures of Becoming Successful Female Entrepreneurs

      In this episode of “Tales from Around the Water Cooler“ : Kristen and Founder of VRM Intel Amy Hinote, discuss the pains ...Read More

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    • EP20 - Dr. Toni Irving – Work in areas of passion to impact your career and others

      In this episode of “Tales from Around the Water Cooler“ : Kristen and Dr. Toni Irving, Executive Director Get IN Chicago ...Read More

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    • EP19 – Kristen and Mike Lauesen discuss how to shift your life in the right direction

      Kristen and Mike share insights and stories on how they create personal awareness to improve the quality of their ...Read More

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    • EP18 – Kristen Talks With Mary Lee Montague – Executive Recruiter

      Tales from Around the Watercooler digs into the world of the non-profit C-Suite with Mary Lee Montague, a top executive ...Read More

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    • EP17 – Christina Hynes Mesco – Biggest Mistakes Employers and Employees Make

      In this episode of “Tales from Around the Water Cooler“: The dangers of doing nothing The “Age of Defensive Employment” ...Read More

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    • EP16 - Dr. Reeves and Kristen discuss leadership and inclusion

      Dr. Reeves and Kristen talk about how each organization is its own universe and within the bounds of the law have the ...Read More

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    • EP15 - Andrew Sykes, Founder & CEO of Habits at Work – Creating Successful Culture

      In this episode, Kristen Prinz talks with Andrew Sykes, Founder & CEO of Habits at Work. Kristen and Andrew share ...Read More

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    • EP14 - Thea Polancic and Lee Capps at ClearSpace Talk About Team Building

      When the stakes are high, companies often know they need to lead and perform differently if they want different results. ...Read More

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    • EP13 - Francine Bailey: Grin and bear bad behavior or walk out the door

      Francine Bailey, businesswoman, attorney and strategist talks with Kristen about when it is best to grin and bear bad ...Read More

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    • EP12 - Recognizing and surviving b.s. in the workplace

      Co-workers & fiction authors of B.S. Incorporated, Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss, talk with Kristen Prinz about ...Read More

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    • EP11 - The no a-hole policy and building trust as a team with Gary Kaplan and Kristen Prinz

      Kristen Prinz of the Prinz Law Firm talks with Gary Kaplan of XL Group about building trust as a team, the no asshole ...Read More

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    • EP10 - “We are human beings, not human doings” – Elene Cafasso

      Listen in as Elene touches over horror stories of corporate culture, and “leaders behaving badly”. Elene explains how ...Read More

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    • EP 9 - Lessons in Leadership and Detoxing the Workplace with Ana Dutra

      Ana Dutra, CEO of the Executive’s Club of Chicago and author of Lessons in LeadershiT, Detoxing the Workplace, talks ...Read More

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    • EP 8 - Horror Stories and Lessons Learned – Employee Benefits – with Jennifer Kobayashi

      Kristen Prinz & Jennifer Kobayashi discus the horror stories and lessons learned about employee benefits, employer ...Read More

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    • EP 7 - Chicago Bears, workplace nitwits, workers comp. and more!

      Kristen Prinz of the Prinz law Firm discusses workers compensation, Chicago Bears, workplace nitwits and more with ...Read More

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    • EP 6 - How to SPOT and REMOVE workplace bullies! – Renee Beckman

      Kristen and Renee Beckman discuss bullies in the workplace, how to spot them and how to remove them.Read More

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    • EP 5 - Are you poisoning your own talent pool?

      Kristen Prinz interviews Amit Bindra and explores the toxicity an employer may influence within their own company. Are ...Read More

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    • EP 4 - Debbie Bridges talks toxic employees and how the poison can spread

      Kristen Prinz interviews Debbie Bridges entrepreneur, business relationship consultant, founder and independent owner of ...Read More

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    • EP 3 - Kristen Prinz conducts an Exit Interview with her Firm’s resigning office manager

      In this episode of “Tales from Around the Water Cooler“: Employee & Employer Break Up – Feedback from your resigning ...Read More

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