About Waffles Friends Work

Waffles Friends Work is a values-driven leadership and personal development podcast that explores how we show up for ourselves, in our relationships, and at work. Drawing from sources ranging from Parks and Rec and The Good Place to Brené Brown and Adam Grant, Waffles Friends Work gives relatable examples and actionable takeaways for your day-to-day life. Hosted by moms, business partners, and sisters Kara Wight and Jensie Wight, the podcast is a light—hopefully funny—way to think about growing into the person you want to be.

The name Waffles Friends Work comes from the Leslie Knope quote “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.” As such, each mini-season will explore a theme and apply it to those three areas giving listeners a mix of philosophical and down-to-earth concepts to think about and try.

Kara Wight

Kara is an enthusiastic people-leader in the learning and development space. She’s spent her career harnessing the power of learning science and human-centered design to build interventions that drive behavioral and cultural change. She’s driven by creating a space in corporate America for empathy and authenticity that allows individuals to be their best selves and do their best work. She currently manages a team of learning experience designers at a product innovation company.

Outside of work (and waffles), she enjoys a good board game, traveling with her family, and watching group comedy shows on television. She also loves making music and having dance parties with her four-year-old.

Jensie Wight

Jensie is passionate about helping organizations (and individuals!) identify and operationalize their values. She works with organizations of all sizes to develop value-based systems and processes to maximize client deliverables and profitability. She’s contributed her talents in a variety of agencies, including award-winning ad agencies, PR firms, and web development shops. She honed her operations experience running her own content and design agency and as director of operations for a boutique analytics and SEO consultancy.

When she’s not working or hosting a podcast, she’s likely lifting or throwing something heavy, cosplaying with one or both of her two kids, or in a national or state park somewhere. She also loves to read, attend drag shows, and craft.

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