Author Archives: Marisa

About Marisa

Marisa Keegan is a leadership coach, trainer, and HR consultant for quickly growing organizations who are passionate about strengthening their employees, their brand, and their culture. She has helped lead the HR, culture, and engagement initiatives at two nationally recognized great places to work; Rackspace as Culture Maven and Modea as Talent Manger. She is an author at Fistful of Talent and Culture Fanatics. Marisa has her Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology and currently lives with her husband and twin boys in Richmond, Virginia.

They’ll Take Work off Your Plate…For Free. Don’t Blow It.

Nothing makes me crazier then seeing companies completely blow it when it comes to internship programs. My annoyance started when I was an over-achieving, straight A, kick ass and take names, willing to work for free, college intern. Every week … Continue reading

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Are You Interviewing For Culture Fit?

When I talk to employees about creating interview questions I’m always surprised at how many of them shy away from asking culture fit and personality types of questions. They either worry that they’re going to inadvertently ask an illegal question or they … Continue reading

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Good Leaders Go Away

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Get Over Getting Credit

Too often companies foster the kind of culture that rewards employees who will stop at nothing to climb the corporate ladder. Employees are more engaged and more work gets done in organizations where employees are working towards the same goals … Continue reading

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Interviewing for Culture Fit – All The Cool Kids Are Doing It

I am always being asked about the hiring process at Beryl and how we recruit and screen for culture.  Compassion is the number one competency that we look for.  This can be a challenge since there isn’t a test that … Continue reading

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Good Leaders Can Handle The Truth

It’s not always easy to hear the truth – especially when it’s about ourselves…and our shortcomings. But if you’re serious about becoming a better leader try this exercise out. Find one of your direct reports. If you’re new at this … Continue reading

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You Say “Working From Home” I Say “Couch Surfing”

There’s a lot of pressure these days to be the coolest kid on the block from a culture perspective. After all, if you’re vying for the best talent you’ve got to compete against the big dogs who are going to … Continue reading

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