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The Ultimate Guide to The HOP Nerd Podcast


Unlock the power of Human & Organizational Performance with The HOP Nerd, Sam Goodman. Elevate your teams through innovative Learning Teams strategies. Explore now!

 

Unlock the power of Human & Organizational Performance with The HOP Nerd, Sam Goodman. Elevate your teams through innovative Learning Teams strategies. Explore now!


 

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Unlock the power of Human & Organizational Performance with The HOP Nerd, Sam Goodman. Elevate your teams through innovative Learning Teams strategies. Explore now!

 

The ultimate guide to Human & Organizational Performance - Sam Goodman - Todd Conklin - Sidney Dekker - Safety Differently

Last Updated January 4th, 2024

 



Safety

Clive Lloyd - July 31, 2023

Brad Green - March 20, 2023

Brent Sutton - March 6, 2023

Clive Lloyd - January 16, 2023


Safety

Josh Bryant & Steve Harvey - December 22, 2022

Andrea Baker, Bob Edwards, & Matt Florio - November 7, 2022

Terry Gregory - September 19, 2022

Teresa Swinton - September 12, 2022

Rob Kirkwood - September 5, 2022

James MacPherson - August 29, 2022

Chance Roberts - August 1, 2022

Gary Bonnett - July 25, 2022

Elisa Lynch - July 11, 2022


Unlock the power of Human & Organizational Performance with The HOP Nerd, Sam Goodman. Elevate your teams through innovative Learning Teams strategies. Explore now!

Jonathan Dempsey - May 3, 2021

Brent Charlton - April 5, 2021

Teresa Swinton - March 29, 2021

James MacPherson - January 18, 2021


HOP

Andrea Baker - November 23, 2020

Brent Charlton - November 2, 2020

Ian Allison  - October 19, 2020

Dave Provan - October 12, 2020

Pedro Maciel - September 28, 2020

Jay Allen - September 23, 2020

Clive Lloyd - September 14, 2020

Brent Sutton - September 7, 2020

Adam Johns - August 31, 2020

Bill Geddings - August 24, 2020

Andy Shone - August 17, 2020

Gary Wong - August 10, 2020

Todd Conklin - August 3, 2020

Colin Nottage - July 24 & 27, 2020 (two part episode)

Tim Ludwig - July 20, 2020

Sheldon Primus - July 13 & 17, 2020 (two part episode)

Rob Fisher - July 6 & 10, 2020 (two part episode)

Tanya Hewitt - June 29, 2020

Ian Allison - June 26 & July 3, 2020 (two part episode)

Bill Geddings - June 22, 2020

Rosa Carrillo - June 19, 2020

James MacPherson - June 12 & 15, 2020 (two part episode)

Clive Lloyd - June 8, 2020

Michael Zalle - June 5, 2020

Jay Allen - May 29 & June 1, 2020 (two part episode)

Jason Lucas - May 18 & 22, 2020 (two part episode)

Mark Alston - May 15, 2020

Steve Harvey & Tony McConachie - May 8 & 11, 2020 (two part episode)

Sidney Dekker - May 4, 2020

Jason Maldonado - April 27 & May 1, 2020 (two part episode)

Tabitha Laser - April 17, 2020

Pedro Maciel - April 13, 2020

Avery Goodman - April 8, 2020

Ian Allison & Nate Braymen - April 6 & 10, 2020 (two part episode)

Abby Ferri - March 29, 2020

Steve Fuller  - March 26, 2020

Patti Kapperman - March 23, 2020

Jerel Balangue, RN - March 20, 2020 (live stream)

Hugo Ribeiro - March 20, 2020

Ian Allison - March 9 & 16, 2020  (two part episode)

Jason Maldonado & Jason Lucas - March 2, 2020

Josh Bryant - February 24, 2020

Nate Braymen - February 10 &17, 2020 (two part episode)

Steve Fuller - February 3, 2020

Robert Dornan - January 20, 2020


 
Human & Organizational Performance Guide and Learning Teams
 
 
































 
 

2022 was all about seeking balance.  I am a firm believer that you will rarely – if ever – become great at something by approaching it from a balanced perspective.  The “greats” of <insert anything here> work tirelessly at it, they obsess over it, they think about it constantly, the lose sleep over it!  That’s how you become great at something - but that’s not how you stay great at something. 


This was a year of pulling back a bit, of regrouping, of resting.  I still put out podcasts but built in several breaks along the way, focusing on building in a bit of sustainability into my podcast madness.   


In 2022 you’ll find some great rant episodes and many great interviews – here are a handful of guests to get you started:


-          Josh Bryant & Steve Harvey – December 22, 2022 – This was a BLAST!

-          Andrea Baker, Bob Edwards, & Matt Florio - November 7, 2022

-          Teresa Swinton - September 12, 2022

-          Rob Kirkwood - September 5, 2022














































 
 

     

This was the year of pulling together my thoughts, of “thinking out loud,” of exploring ideas and concepts, and of just putting it out there.  It was also an anti-interview year.


Looking back, this was a year of reflection and growth, of solitude and work, and a year of many, many non-podcast conversations with peers and friends.  You’ll still find more than a couple great interviews – here’s a couple to start with: 


-          Brent Charlton - April 5, 2021

-          Teresa Swinton - March 29, 2021







































































 
 

2020 was the year of the interview and the year of figuring it out!   45 guests joined us on the podcast in 2020 and we had some amazing and insightful conversations.  There are so many great interviews that it's hard to give much of a "must listen" list, but if you’re looking for a place to start: 


-          Todd Conklin - August 3, 2020

-          Josh Bryant - February 24, 2020

-          Steve Harvey & Tony McConachie - May 8 & 11, 2020

-          Clive Lloyd - September 14, 2020

-          Andrea Baker - November 23, 2020

-          Ian Allison on March 9 & 16, 2020


I was still figuring out this whole podcasting and interviewing thing – heck, I still am – but we had fun and interesting conversations along the way.


My favorite part of 2020? The friendships that I gained - guests and listeners that I had the opportunity to meet through the podcast that quickly grew into life-long friends.  There are far too many to name here, but guests like Josh Bryant, Steve Harvey, Tony McConachie, and Clive Lloyd just to name a few – All people that are doing great work for the right reasons and that I admire and appreciate deeply.








































































































































 
 

2019 was the year of giving it a shot.  Really, it was the year of building up the courage to give it a shot.  It was all about getting over my “pod-fright,” getting those first episodes out there, and not stopping.  I’m so glad I took that leap into the unknown.     











Seriously, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.  To those of you that have followed along from the very beginning, to those that have recently joined us, and to everyone in between – you are the best part of this whole thing. 



Human & Organizational Performance Consulting

I’m going to keep marching forward!  “The HOP Nerd” has grown into more than a podcast – I am out nearly every week helping organizations with their Human & Organizational Performance and improvement journeys – things have certainly gotten far more busy and far more complex over the last several years.  But the podcast will persist! 


I’m still shooting for a rough average of one episode per week.  Will that always happen?  Nope.  But it will happen more often than not!


I am also bringing in guests in the near future for some episodes!  Want to be on the show or know of someone who does?  Send me an email at thehopnerd@gmail.com and let me know what we should talk about.


Human and Organizational Performance Training

"Sam can help you take your organizations efforts around learning and improvement to the next level."

The HOP Nerd LLC is an independent Human & Organizational Performance consultancy service offering flexibility, passion, and know-how to help your organization begin, or go further on its HOP journey.  Sam Goodman works with clients throughout industry - providing services to organizations operating in manufacturing, healthcare, construction, oil & gas, mining, power generation, utilities, and more - focusing on operationalizing HOP, improving safety, and creating sustainability along the way. 


About Sam

Sam Goodman is the founder and independent Human and Organizational Performance practitioner of The HOP Nerd LLC. He is the author of multiple books focused on Human & Organizational Performance, the safety of work, and the safety profession, and the host and producer of The HOP Nerd Podcast. Sam is an experienced safety and HOP practitioner, accomplished author, passionate speaker, and respected consultant and coach.


With extensive experience in the field, Sam has worked with a diverse range of industries, including commercial nuclear generation, utilities, construction, manufacturing, energy, healthcare, transportation, and more. He has collaborated with numerous organizations to operationalize and embed HOP principles and techniques.


In addition to his consulting work, Sam is a prolific author, sharing his knowledge and insights through various publications. His latest book, the best-selling "10 Ideas to Make Safety Suck Less," has become a vital resource for professionals in the HOP field.


Sam offers the flexibility, passion, and know-how to help your organization begin, or go further on its HOP journey.

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