Jody B. Miller is the CEO of C2C Strategic Management, a corporate wellness consultancy firm. Jody's firm provides targeted solutions that help companies save money by reducing employee turnover costs and increase revenues through improving employee engagement, happiness and productivity.
Jody is also a popular TEDx (close to 600,000 views) and Keynote speaker, Bestselling Author, host of the top-ranked podcast, The MISOGI Method, and Work Happiness Expert. She is interviewed regularly on television, radio and global podcasts and contributes to publications such as Entrepreneur, CEO Magazine and Thrive Global, among others.
Q: Why did you choose your present industry at this time?
More than 66% of employees are miserable at work. The corporate wellness space needs to be disrupted and improved. I have over 30 years experience helping companies create happier and more productive cultures. My firm proves that happier employees lead to greater profits.
Q: What is the best/worst moment you can remember in your career?
The best was when I walked up to the Owner and President of CBS Television Network (at a party in NYC of over 200 (none of whom would approach them), and told the owner that I would be working for him one day. Even though I was very nervous, I did it anyway. 3 months later, I was working at CBS, down the hall from Walter Cronkite. I believe in stepping outside the outer limits of your comfort zone to achieve lasting, positive change.
The worst moment was when I was told as a young executive that I needed to be a 'C' player for a while because, as an 'A' player, I was making my colleagues look bad. I didn't know how to process that, so continued to stay on the 'A' level. I started my own company after that.
The best was when I walked up to the Owner and President of CBS Television Network, and told the owner that I would be working for him one day.
~Jody B. Miller
Q: Who is your role model or hero?
My son Christopher. He is cognitively disabled, yet the happiest person I have ever known. He lives in the moment and is an inspiration for many of my messages to companies and employees.
Q: What is your favorite book?
'The Giving Tree' by Shel Silverstein. I give this book to every client.
Q: Do you use any specific method or system to run daily operations of your business?
Yes. We use a neuroscience, behavioral psychology based software to measure employee happiness in real-time with each of our clients. Based on this data we create customized workshops and internal solutions to turn workforces around. We also use a number of systems and processes to keep our firm running smoothly and happily.
We use a neuroscience, behavioral psychology based software to measure employee happiness in real-time with each of our clients.
~ Jody B. Miller
Q: Looking back - if you could advise a younger version of yourself to do something different - what would it be?
Go for your dreams. The money will follow. And even if it doesn't, you will be happier because you are doing what you love. I started out going for my dreams, but then I compromised for the money. I was not as happy. I am now following my dreams again and am both happy and successful.