Episode 1: Our Need to Belong

Published Date: 05-13-2019

In This Episode

  • Daniel Harkavy

    Daniel is the Founder and CEO of Building Champions, Inc. For the past 20-plus years, he has been coaching business leaders to peak levels of performance, profitability and fulfillment. In addition to serving as a CEO Mentor and trusted confidant to high-profile leaders, Daniel is also a sought-after speaker and best-selling author.

  • Laurel Emory, Ph.D.

    With a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, Laurel combines her expertise and a listening ear to connect with leaders and help them analyze systems and processes at both the institutional and personal levels. Prior to joining Building Champions as an Executive Coach in 2014, Laurel spent over 20 years in a variety of leadership positions in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, primarily in the fields of healthcare and education.

  • Todd Mosetter

    As Vice President of Content Development, Todd’s primary job is to understand the story and science behind great leadership—and translate it into messages, content, products and presentations that help others improve how they lead themselves, their teams and their organizations well. Prior to joining Building Champions, he served in various marketing and communications roles all focused on delivering compelling messages that drove measurable outcomes.

  • Rose City Rollers

    The Rose City Rollers is a women’s flat track roller derby league based in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2004 by Kim “Rocket Mean” Stegeman, Rose City Rollers trains top-level athletes and helps to serve women and girls by connecting them to a fun and inclusive community. Wheels of Justice, one of their all-star teams, were World Champions in 2018.

“If you can clearly identify your team’s purpose. . . and communicate that purpose effectively and regularly to everybody on the team, then you’ll unlock the passion and the potential of each individual member by showing them how they can serve a unique role in carrying out this meaningful work.”

- Daniel Harkavy

“A conviction is that non-negotiable sense of what I belong to. . . that if all things were stripped away, or if we were in a competitive place and were asked to question certain beliefs, this conviction would still remain.”

- Laurel Emory

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Episode Show Notes

The need to belong is a core part of the human experience. We all have a deep desire to be connected to a group and to feel like we’re a part of something greater than ourselves.

This need is present in all areas of life, including work, and the best leaders know that fostering a sense of belonging in their organizations is crucial for success.

Join us as we discover how a dynamic roller derby league in Portland, Oregon has worked to create a powerful culture of belonging—and learn how you can start taking steps to make belongingness an important part of your personal, team and organizational leadership.


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The Rose City Rollers (website)

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