Celebrating the People in Our Workforce this Labor Day

Simon Sinek famously said, "People don't buy what you do, it's why you do it." We think Simon has a point, but there's also a lot more to this equation. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed--that's our why, our purpose. But who we attract is at the top of our list of priorities as an organization as well. We're super intentional about building a community that supports each other, puts people first and makes family #1. That's the kind of community we want to be a part of, and that's the legacy we want to lead with. Plus, we find that work is a lot more fun when you enjoy the people you work with!

So this week, in celebration of Labor Day, here's a collection of some of our favorite posts this year that share more about who we are and celebrate the people behind that "what" and the "why" of Populus Group:


Populus Group Dad Stats

2017 PG Dads-200pxFrom go-to dinners, to their best advice, these are some of the sweet ways the PG Dads add a little fun and zest for life to their kids' worlds. Read more >>





We Asked, They Answered: Wisdom from PG Moms

All PG Moms Photo Collage-200pxMoms have a special role in our families and our lives. Biological or not, these gals deserve props and appreciation all year long! So in celebration of moms everywhere, we asked our PG moms to share their sense of humor, wisdom and insights. Read more >>



Can You Afford to Be Shy?

By Marcella Cheng

March 2018 Basecamp Bowling-200pxI’m shy. I’m not just a little shy when I meet someone for the first time, I’m shy almost all of the time. I’m a classic introvert; talking to people isn’t easy for me, I don’t know what to say, I freeze. It takes me a long time to open up to people and feel comfortable being myself. Read more >>


A Story About Trust, and How I Threw It All Away

By Derek Kimmerle

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Ahh high school. There’s something about the warm smell of rubber pizza in the air. Cheerleaders practicing their half time routine at lunch. Baseball players creating over the top handshakes during passing periods. And a social studies professor calmly scrutinizing a cognitively underdeveloped adolescent, who felt the need to steal an exam in order to get an A. That was me. Read more >> 


Work & Relationships: The Secret to Understanding People

By Maxwell Barry

Max Barry Pic-600px-286103-editedAfter working at a center for abused, neglected and traumatized children, I learned a lot about listening, and about understanding people. One day a situation with a particularly troubled child changed my perspective on what we're all really looking for. The lessons I learned can help anyone be a better communicator, guide and team member. Read more >>


The Bus Story (Our Purpose)

by Bobby Herrera

Bobby Herrera Bus Story3-652401-editedWhat’s the invisible force that drives you? For many of us, the moments we hold dearest to our heart were sparked by a simple act of generosity by someone who didn’t realize how much you needed to be seen. These acts inspire us to pay it forward and become the person we imagine. For me, one of these moments came early in my life, and it impacted not only who I am, but what I'm striving to build each day.
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