Lab Notes Episode 3 – Curiosity

In this episode we hear from:

  • Cathy Hawley – Chief People Officer,
  • Saudia Ganie – Technical Recruiting Lead at RStudio, Inc. and
  • Jim Conrad – President of JCA Communications.

Cathy Hawley paints a vision for her staff – and leading with curiosity was key.

It took shouting out loud at Russ during her executive program for Saudia Ganie to get the concept of being seen and heard.

And, old radio friend Jim Conrad discusses that red light stress zone, and the importance of sharing vulnerability and providing safety.

Lab Notes – the Connection Lab Podcast – is an ongoing conversation with people who have been though a Connection Lab workshop, an executive development program or through a Leadership Journey program. For everyone who has ever been to a workshop of this sort and had a useful experience – but are still working on turning that experience into a conscious practice – this is a show designed to support your effort and remind us all that we are not alone.


Conversations will revolve around how they are practicing and what they are discovering based on the Connection Lab 6-Box Model.

Lab Notes – the Connection Lab Podcast – is an ongoing conversation with over 1000 graduates of the various Connection Lab programs about their practice in communication, presentation and leadership. This opening episode features interview with three executive from around the world who are each deep in the Connection Lab methodology and eager to discuss those practices and the nature of their own personal and professional development.

If you want to be a guest on an upcoming episode email us at