Episode 223: Creating and Nurturing a Workplace Haven w/ Mindi Cox

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Do you provide an environment where employees feel empowered and engaged? Mindi Cox, Chief Marketing & People Officer at O.C. Tanner, calls this workplace fulfillment – and she actually describes it as the future of work. In this episode, Mindi discusses the software that has created more than 222 recognition moments every minute and will inspire every business owner to think about how their company can leave the world a better place.

Bio: Mindi Cox works to connect people with purpose to deliver human-centered business results. Currently serving as O.C. Tanner’s Chief Marketing & People Officer, she believes an organization’s potential is intimately tied to its sense of humanity. After more than two decades in Sales, Marketing and as a Human Resource Executive for O.C. Tanner, her core goal remains that same: to help cultivate workplace cultures where individuals feel connected to the greater purpose and impact of their work, inspiring people to seek personal and professional progress.

Mindi has been honored with various awards for her work including Human Resource Executive of the Year by the Stevie® Awards for Great Employers and Human Resource Executive of the Year by Utah Business Magazine and was recently named among the 30 Women to Watch in Utah Business. She is also a member of the Forbes Human Resource Council. Professionally, she is most proud of her role in the leadership and culture work that has resulted in O.C. Tanner being named three times to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list and what that means for the workplace goodness the people of O.C. Tanner experience every day. She is frequently sought after to add her perspective on workplace issues and business solutions by trade and business publications and has contributed to several books on workplace culture. She is SPHR and SHRM – SCP certified and also holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism along with an M.B.A. from the University of Utah. She is the proud mom to three busy sons and is grateful for the perspective her crew gives her on work, life, wellbeing and whole-life awareness as a business priority.

Mindi’s Something Extra: “Remember what team you are on. In a people-leadership role, you feel pulled by different interests. Consider that you are on the Executive Team first. Decisions you make need to be in best interest of company. Mindset.”

Guest Links:


– Lisa Nichols, Host
– Scott Crosby, Executive Producer
– Jenny Heal, Guest Coordinator
– Morgan Cochran, Marketing Support
– Kendall Brewer, Director of Leadership Programs