Placers’ Insights

Closing Your Gaps: The Power of Reading

by placers on June 21, 2024 in Outside Insights


  If you’ve been part of the Outside Insights community for a while, you’re familiar with the concept of closing your gaps. For those of you that are new – welcome! Our goal here is to take steps every day to live a more intentional and authentic life, and closing our gaps is key.   […]

Scaling Social Impact: A Candid Chat with Scott Beale – Episode 46

by placers on June 7, 2024 in Outside Insights


  In the world of social entrepreneurship, few stories are as compelling and full of teachable moments as Scott Beale’s story. Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting Scott on our Outside Insights podcast, where he shared his personal journey from an aspiring changemaker to a global leader in fostering youth leadership and international volunteerism. […]

The Art of Quitting: Hang In or Hang It Up?

by placers on April 26, 2024 in Outside Insights


  Here’s the thing – quitting shouldn’t be a bad word. But why does it often feel like it is?   At Placers, we champion values like results-driven performance and relentless hustle, epitomized by Winston Churchill’s wartime call to “never, ever, ever give up.” This motto resonated so deeply with me that it found its […]

Lessons in Leadership: Mac Macleod’s Entrepreneurial Journey – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #44

by placers on April 12, 2024 in Outside Insights


  Hello, In this week’s episode of Outside Insights, I was joined by Mac Macleod, the co-founder of Carvertise, a successful media company revolutionizing ride-share advertising. Mac and I go way back to the start up days of Carvertise as I worked closely with his co-founder, and previous podcast guest, Greg in local not- for-profit […]

Our Theme Is To Be

by placers on March 29, 2024 in Outside Insights


Every year at Placers we pick a theme that’s more than just a word – it’s our rally cry and our shared vision. Choosing our theme is a team sport that we all participate in by throwing different ideas into the mix. To help us brainstorm we consider key questions like: What do we need […]

WDEL Interview 3/21/2024

by placers on March 21, 2024 in WDEL Radio


  In a recent interview on WDEL, our president Chris Burkhard shared insights into the latest workplace trends and the current job market landscape.   Chris discussed viral workplace lingo like “quiet quitting” and “coffee badging,” highlighting how employees are seeking better work-life balance after the pandemic allowed more flexibility. While the job market remains […]

Community Spotlight: Empowerment Through Connection – A Sit Down With Cierra Hall-Hipkins – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #43

by placers on March 15, 2024 in Outside Insights


  I’m a Delawarian through and through and perhaps one of my favorite characteristics of our little state is the big impact that local nonprofits have on our communities. I’ve been honored to speak with many leaders from these non-profits and am thankful that I can further their message through the Outside Insights platform.   […]

The Energy Vampires: Navigating the Draining Forces in Our Lives

by placers on March 1, 2024 in Outside Insights


  In life, we encounter a diverse cast of characters. Among the cast that surrounds us, there are characters that particularly stand out, such as energy vampires – individuals who, knowingly or unknowingly, sap our vitality and leave us feeling drained. These individuals aren’t confined to our social circles; they can also reside within us, […]



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