Moe Carrick is an internationally celebrated pioneer in the field of workplace culture, and her pioneering tools and frameworks have been adopted and successfully utilised by some of the world’s leading companies, including Nike, Amazon, Nintendo, and Reddit. Through her company Moementum, Inc., People & Culture Strategy CEO of the Year 2023 – Western USA awardee Moe Carrick acts as a trusted partner and can assist in achieving results that are demonstrable and sustainable. Moementum thus serves to make the abstract concepts of people and culture tangible, cutting through the complexity to provide practical, actionable solutions that can rejuvenate an organisation. We have the pleasure of catching up with Moe to learn more about her role as CEO and how she fosters an environment of success in an ever-changing business landscape.
Moementum, Inc. infuses proven business intelligence with courage and heart, guiding its clients towards the curation of an atmosphere where employees are not only willing to contribute, but eager. By working closely with leaders who possess a keen drive to bring out the best in their people, Oregon-based CEO Moe Carrick can motivate and inspire those individuals to reach their full potential, firm in the belief that is the people who make organisations great, and not the other way around. To this end, Moe promises to make work good and return to leaders their lost superpowers.
Elaborating further, Moementum knows that every leader is in possession of superpowers, with these being the people that they lead. As Moe explains, “where we get confused is that people are complex, imperfect, and ever-changing.” Nevertheless, people serve as the ultimate secret to success, and by teaching employees to thrive at work with a blend of transparency and accountability, an entire organisation is afforded the opportunity to shift into a higher gear, with amazing results to boot each and every time.
Stemming from this is Moementum’s overarching vision, in which organisations get results and people thrive simultaneously. Going to work should feel great, and when it does, performance is driven, money is made, families strengthened, employee engagement boosted, results secured, communities built, and a planet healed. In short, the benefits are endless. Spurred on by the landscape we find ourselves in today, overcoming a global pandemic with global economic issues in toe, building a workplace that is good for its people has never mattered so much.
What sets Moementum apart in the industry is that it truly believes in leadership and its ability build a healthy culture at work. Grounded in an incredibly human approach, the team have evolved their methods over more than 30 years, and more than have things covered thanks to a blend of intuitive models, simple scripts, and proven shifts in mindsets. Having worked all over the world, Moe and the team recognise the unique nature of every business with which they partner, and also place keen emphasis on DEI, which it expertly weaves across its host of services.
Moe’s two decades of direct industry experience separate her from others in the field, and she has proudly served companies in industry, healthcare, government, and non-profit sectors. Her sought-after talks have led Moe to be featured thrice on the coveted TEDx stage, twice at SXSW, and at dozens of conferences the world over. In addition to these talks and her role as CEO for Moementum, Moe has also written three bestselling books, How to Love Your Job with co-author Cammie Dunaway, Brave Space Workplace: Making Your Company Fit for Human Life, and When Work is Good: What it Means, Why it Drives Results, How You Can Build a Workplace People Love.
Each year, thousands of books are published in this area, yet most of them rely on tired, scripted approaches that are outdated and emphasise the importance of linear thinking and productivity centric results. Moe’s books represent a breath of fresh air for the industry and are firmly centred on her belief that tomorrow’s working world needs a whole new operating system, one that’s foundations can be found in the building and nurturing of relationships. As one of very few women in this space, the perspective Moe brings is unique and revolutionary, relying on everybody to increase their capacity for trust, connection, and patience.
By focusing primarily on people’s 7 needs of work and combining these with her wealth of expertise on workplace cultures, the methods Moe embodies have been gathered from thousands of leaders and comprise of more than one million workplace data points. Much of the experience she has picked up along the way stem from her previous role, employed as an organisational change leader in the tech and healthcare industries.
Regarding her leadership style, Moe explains, “I believe that there are three core pillars to making workplaces good for people: a conscious, brave culture, leaders who are good for people, and teams who care.” Many of these beliefs have been developed as a result of Moe’s engagement with a host of key thinkers in the organisational development sector, namely Margaret Heffernan, Peter Senge, Amy Edmundson, Dr Vivek Murthy, and other such scholars who pioneered in this field. On a more personal note, Moe too has been inspired by leaders in her own life, learning invaluable lessons from those both good and bad.
In the field, it is important for Moe and the team to stay current, and one of the ways that they do this is through celebrating those organisations and leaders who do the hard things in quiet ways. For example, Dr Murthy and the US Surgeon General’s Office, the World Economic Forum, and Deloitte are all undertaking groundbreaking research set to prove that the issues around people and culture are not soft, but rather paramount in ensuring the continuous success of a business.
With Moe being so proficient in the successful managing of people and culture, it is no surprise that this too extends to her CEO duties at Moementum, where the team are afforded transparent communication, high accountability, care, and compassion through the internal culture that has been fostered. As an entirely virtual company, flexible working arrangements are supported which also add to employee satisfaction levels, allowing them to achieve the work-life balance that is necessary for the efficient running of an organisation.
On the back of the hard work done by Moe and her team, the company is excited to announce the launch of its free Index for Human Thriving at Work (https://index.moementum.com/), a tool it hopes can assist business leaders in any industry hone their efforts and make their workplace one that employees love and thrive in. As for the future, the team remains steadfast in its drive to provide unique programmes and researched tools that can demonstrably help everyday leaders transform their companies and their staff.
Reflecting on her career journey as a whole, Moe explains, “It is all hands on deck in making every workplace good for people, and I hope my legacy lives beyond me to ensure that everyone can thrive at work.” With the stellar reputation that Moe Carrick has carved out over the course of her career, her legacy is certainly secured. The CEO leadership services offered by Moementum, Inc. serve to measurably improve workplace culture, employee engagement, and workplace well-being, arguably the three most important elements to ensuring a business’ success well into the future.
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