"Transforming Workplace Cultures" with Alla Weinberg

Alla Weinberg

Alla Weinberg

Alla Weinberg is an Executive Leadership Coach at a large tech company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her life passion is to fundamentally transform how we work by shifting the cultures of organizations from "getting things done” to “nurturing collaborative relationships between people” who are showing up with their full human complexity. Find out more about Alla at her website: We Heart Work (www.weheartwork.com)

In this episode we talk about the problems of status quo business culture and leadership strategies, creating safe containers for conversation, organizations as complex systems and a vision for the future of work.

Alla is also a colleague of mine and we are partnering on a project to transform workplace cultures into safe places for humans. Together we call our business Spoke and Wheel. We do leadership coaching, team training and consultation for workplace culture transformation.

Find out more about Alla's and my work as Spoke and Wheel here: www.spokeandwheel.co.

We transform workplace cultures to be safe places for humans.


Alla Weinberg's talk on Designing Culture with a complex systems approach, at From Business to Buttons http://frombusinesstobuttons.com/

In this episode we talk about Alla’s lecture of complexity and business: "Culture Design”at From Business to Buttons, on May 15 2018 in Stockholm: Watch It Here and below.

Look to the right for a beautiful video of a murmuration and an example their digital version BOIDS, created with a simple algorithm.

Starling Murmuration filmed by Dylan Winter www.keepturningleft.co.uk.


Check out the following books mentioned in the episode:

Video of BOIDs, a digital version of a murmuration, created using Blender's Boids particles system, by Janne Karhu.

We discuss this quote by Lao Tzu in the episode:

"The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, 'We did it ourselves.’" - Lao Tzu


I mention this podcast by Rachal Kaplan, M.A., M.F.T.: The Healing Feeling Shit Show - Emotional Potty Training for Grown-Ups.


This episode features the song “Stand for Me” by Sky Nelson. Sky is an upcoming guest on Fractal Friends, so stay tuned. Sign up here for the newsletter. The song come from Sky's new album Stand for Me, which can be found on BandCamp.