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016: 3 Step Strategy for Embracing Change in the Workplace

Posted By Digital Enterprise Society, Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Updated: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

016: 3 Step Strategy for Embracing Change in the Workplace


Live from ConX19 in San Diego, on this episode of the Digital Enterprise Society Podcast Thom Singer and Craig Brown welcome Cassandra Worthy, CEO of We Are Change Enthusiasts.  Cassandra is a chemical engineering turned consultant and keynote speaker who works to give people strategies and tools to navigate the emotional landscape of professional change.  She shares tips for effectively embrace change in the workplace and explains how you can use failure as a learning tool for greater career success. Cassandra offers valuable ways that you can use to navigate change to enhance your career in an industry that is constantly changing and improving.


On today’s podcast, you will learn:

3 steps for embracing change in the workplace

  • Recognize and label your emotions that are associated with the change.

  • Explore your options- what is possible for you to do about your emotions?

  • Make a conscious, productive choice to bring about a better feeling. 

Does change in the workplace have to cause chaos?

  • A lack of communication about change can cause unnecessary chaos.

  • Employees will be more receptive to change if their emotions about it are addressed first.  

Embrace failure as a learning tool

  • Failure in the workplace means that you’re being presented with opportunities for learning new things.

  • Take full advantage of the opportunities that come with failure.

  • Recognize the signals that can help you learn from failure to further your learning and professional growth. 

Career takeaways for handling constant change in the workplace

  • Step into the opportunities that come with the change.

  • Identify the aspects of your work that bring you the most joy and modify your position where you can.

  • Transition into a different role if you are able to increase your work satisfaction. 

  • Create a support system to maximize both your potential and performance. 


Cassandra is a high caliber, powerfully energetic speaker, engineer, and thought leader.  With her B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech, she has spent well over a decade working in Fortune 100 and 500 companies making significant impact in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry.  From product design to manufacturing process optimization of leading R&D organizations responsible for delivering innovation to the world’s largest markets, Cassandra has managed to excel while keeping beat with her own drum.  She has played integral roles in multi-billion dollar acquisitions, leading cultural shifts within both acquiring and acquired organizations.  

Now as founder as CEO of We Are Change Enthusiasts LLC, an Atlanta-based corporate speaking and training fir, she shares her powerful strategy of change Enthusiasm with business leaders offering her unique perspective and inspiration.  Whether speaking to students feeling overwhelmed and unmotivated or business leaders feeling stressed and disengaged in their current work, she openly shares her own stories of struggle with keen insights on how she reclaimed fulfillment and bigger, higher impact results. Often recognized for the powerful way she connects with her audience, she tunes her message in a way that best resonates with your organization to refresh, re-energize, and re-engage.

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