On September 26, 2019, ten brave John Hancock employees took the stage to share their most personal stories and biggest ideas with their colleagues, as part of the John Hancock Signature Series program.
We launched Signature Series to challenge our usual way of thinking and spark new conversations at work. Employees had the chance to apply and share their story for the opportunity to be professionally coached by TED and express their big ideas or personal experience on stage. At the special event, their fellow employees were inspired by the ideas and experiences they may never have heard otherwise from the people they sit next to every day.
These stories reflect the diversity of our company's culture and help foster an inclusive and open environment at John Hancock.
Life Insurance Through The Lens Of A Six-Year Old
“I’m tired of life insurance having an image problem,” says Erin. Learn why she chose a career in the industry and is determined to change the conversation.
Rising To The Challenge Of Financial Equity
There is a glaring wealth and asset gap among communities of color and their white counterparts. Rita introduces her big idea that will help achieve true equity.
The Millennial Dictionary
Growing up in the digital age has left millennials communicating and connecting differently. MacKenzie shows why companies need the millennial perspective.
Emily Kim Ae Sun Hunter
The Evolution Of K88901
Emily’s upbringing was far from typical. As an adopted twin from South Korea raised in New Hampshire, she explains her struggle with finding her identity.
Michelle D L'Heureux
Connecting to Heal After Tragedy
A survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Michelle describes the power of resilience and connection in healing after acts of terrorism.
Saying Yes To Rejection
From Jeff’s personal experience, failure is not final. He explains how simply saying yes can lead to something greater than you could have imagined.
Behind The Stigma Of Male Depression
Chris opens up about his own struggles with masculinity and mental illness to encourage us to fight the stigma of weakness associated with depression.
The Minimalism Paradox
Can having less “stuff” help you achieve more? Tom shares how his journey toward minimalism has led to a life of more abundance and less stress.
Why Are We Here? Leading Without Knowing
From the military to the business world, David explains how to rally the front line behind a strategic mission they might not fully understand or align with.
How Do You Buy Real Estate That Is Future-Proof?
What will our homes and cities look like 10 years from now? Stephanie gives us a glimpse into a future that includes “housecars,” shopping vans and no road signs.
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