Jill Katz is the Founder of Assemble HR. She is an HR Influencer, Transformation Expert and all round courageous human. From her New York home, she speaks with wonderful candour and cares passionately about helping people to find the place and the jobs where they feel best about themselves. Jill reveals her personal journey, trying to balance work life with home life; .”I represent millions of people…but specifically women and mums who wake up everyday and struggle with the challenges, the conflict and guilt. I want to work, I want to have a career and have something for myself…but I want to be an amazing mother.” Jill has decided, it’s no longer a balance for her, it’s a work-life blend.”I try hard now to be present wherever I am. It’s not about making money. It’s about being great wherever you are.” We talk about the universal challenge of sharing feedback with others, not just in business, but in all areas of life. “My key to success in business has been sharing with people in a truly honest, compassionate, caring and brave way” Jill laments the fact that in our world of work, we’ve come to believe that feedback has to come with a cello, a curtain, a big audience, a form, a lawyer. “No! The right thing to do is to give very specific feedback It’s more simplistic and less of big deal”. We take in the effects of Covid-19 in America as well as the UK, and I particularly love Jill’s take on having People Director’s on company boards; “Any company that wants to be successful has to have a people strategist on their board. The only companies that shouldn’t are the ones without people”. Tune in for more gems like this!

Smash The Box is a personal development business. Everything I do is with the aim of inspiring you to find your purpose so you can make your mark on the world. One way I do this is by sharing people’s stories. Inspiring stories that the world needs to hear. Stories of breakthroughs, of adversity overcome, of achievements, successes, of setbacks and turnarounds, of realisations and lightbulb moments. This audio experience is a natural and perfect complement to the existing services of Life Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Breakthrough Workshops and Inspirational Talks – all of which forms something quite unique and special. If you are looking to find your purpose in life, in work, or both, then don’t just think outside the box. It’s time to Smash The Box!