The Talent Development Hot Seat

Follow The Talent Development Hot Seat
Share on
Copy link to clipboard

The Talent Development Hot Seat features interviews and insights from leading talent development professionals and company executives who are passionate about developing their people. The host, Andy Storch, will ask each of them to share some of their successes, failures, challenges and advice for o…

Andy Storch: Talent Development Consultant, Coach, Connector and Podcast Host


    • Aug 11, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekdays NEW EPISODES
    • 37m AVG DURATION
    • 791 EPISODES

    Listeners of The Talent Development Hot Seat that love the show mention: entrepreneur hot seat, terrific content, andy storch, andy s passion, landd, andy is a great, andy does a great job, td, andy's, thank you andy, practical ideas, hr, talent, development, developing, colleagues, cutting edge, podcast for anyone, vision, professionals.



    Search for episodes from The Talent Development Hot Seat with a specific topic:

    Latest episodes from The Talent Development Hot Seat

    Bonus Q&A with Jerry Dugan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 17:14

    Andy's guest this week on The Talent Development Hot Seat is Jerry Dugan, Director of Organizational Effectiveness for a healthcare system in Dallas. Jerry has almost two decades of experience in the learning and development space and leads a small team that's responsible for new hire orientation, leadership development, team building, and other instructional design duties. Jerry Dugan holds a Master of Science in Educational Technology from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and is a U.S. Army combat veteran. He lives in Dallas with his wife Olivia. They have two adult children, three cats, and a dog named Oreo. In this bonus episode, you'll hear: 6. Jerry Dugan's proudest career accomplishment and what stands out about it. 7. His biggest career mistake and what he learned from that failure. 8. What he sees as the biggest challenge in talent development today. 9. The trend he's paying attention to and why it's exciting. 10. Why he recommends the book Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott and what you can learn from it. 11. Jerry's advice for accelerating your career. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Jerry Dugan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerrydugan/ (LinkedIn) Email https://beyondtherut.com/ (Beyond the Rut podcast) https://www.amazon.com/Analyzing-Performance-Problems-Really-Wanna-How/dp/1879618176 (Analyzing Performance Problems book) https://www.amazon.com/Fierce-Conversations-Achieving-Success-Conversation/dp/0425193373 (Fierce Conversations book) https://www.td.org/atd-blog/the-what-why-and-how-of-needs-assessments (ATD: How to Conduct a Needs Assessment) https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/tools-and-samples/how-to-guides/pages/conduct-training-needs-assessment.aspx (SHRM: How To Conduct a Needs Assessment)

    Using a Needs Analysis with Jerry Dugan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 46:06

    Andy's guest this week on The Talent Development Hot Seat is Jerry Dugan, Director of Organizational Effectiveness for a healthcare system in Dallas. Jerry has almost two decades of experience in the learning and development space and leads a small team that's responsible for new hire orientation, leadership development, team building, and other instructional design duties. Jerry Dugan holds a Master of Science in Educational Technology from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and is a U.S. Army combat veteran. He lives in Dallas with his wife Olivia. They have two adult children, three cats, and a dog named Oreo. In this episode, you'll hear: How Jerry Dugan landed in talent development after veering away from the medical school path and joining the Army. The problem he's trying to solve in the corporate space, why he's become so passionate about it, and how he applies a needs assessment to the problem. Why training often takes longer than managers believe it will and how Jerry makes the most of short, limited training sessions. What the needs assessment can show you about your organization and where your training focus should be. The resource Jerry Dugan recommends for outlining a needs assessment and what you should keep in mind as you start this process. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Jerry Dugan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerrydugan/ (LinkedIn) Email https://beyondtherut.com/ (Beyond the Rut podcast) https://www.amazon.com/Analyzing-Performance-Problems-Really-Wanna-How/dp/1879618176 (Analyzing Performance Problems book) https://www.amazon.com/Fierce-Conversations-Achieving-Success-Conversation/dp/0425193373 (Fierce Conversations book) https://www.td.org/atd-blog/the-what-why-and-how-of-needs-assessments (ATD: How to Conduct a Needs Assessment) https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/tools-and-samples/how-to-guides/pages/conduct-training-needs-assessment.aspx (SHRM: How To Conduct a Needs Assessment)

    What Do Your People Need to Be Happy in Their Careers?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 30:24

    In this solo episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy shares his thoughts on career development. He was inspired by a recent conversation with a friend at a large tech company who was feeling frustrated in her career. What do your people need to be happy in their careers? As Gen Z and younger Millennials take on more roles in the workplace, the number-one thing they desire at work is career growth. Andy outlines some ideas for talking to your people about this topic. In this episode, you'll hear: What people want from their companies and their careers and why growth and contribution matter so much to your people. Why the Great Resignation is being fueled by people who feel unfulfilled or underappreciated at their companies and Andy's advice for addressing the problem. What “stay” conversations are and how you can use those to address the needs of your employees in their careers. How you can begin to offer development opportunities within your company and offer access to other career paths within the organization. The importance of checking in with your people about their current roles, asking about their career goals, and fully supporting their career aspirations.   Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)!

    Bonus Q&A with Orieji Iroha-Agwu

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 13:13

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes Orieji Iroha-Agwu to the show. As the Director of Career Development Strategy and Programs on the People team at Red Hat, she's responsible for defining the strategic direction of careers as well as leading the implementation of career development solutions in alignment with their organizational priorities. Orieji has also led the Americas Learning Delivery and Global Learning Delivery teams for Red Hat University. Before joining Red Hat in 2018, Orieji worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina for 13 years, leading the implementation of large, complex enterprise learning and development initiatives. She also designed, developed, and managed leadership and strategic talent development programs. In 2015, she was the recipient of the CEO Award, a recognition of outstanding employees who have significantly contributed to the company's results, and embody BCBSNC's commitment to its culture, values, ethics, and compliance. In this bonus episode, you'll hear: 6. Orieji Iroha-Agwu's biggest career accomplishment and why it stands out. 7. Why creating solutions without the customer's voice is her biggest failure and what she's learned to do differently. 8. The biggest challenge she's facing in talent development today and how it's being addressed. 9. The reason internal mobility is such a hot topic right now and why she's paying attention to it. 10. Orieji's favorite TED Talk by Carla Harris about finding the person who can help you get ahead at work. 11. Her career advice for those looking to get ahead in their careers. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Orieji Iroha-Agwu: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oriejiirohaagwu/ (LinkedIn) https://www.ted.com/talks/carla_harris_how_to_find_the_person_who_can_help_you_get_ahead_at_work?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare (Carla Harris TED Talk)

    Career Development Best Practices with Orieji Iroha-Agwu from Red Hat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 39:02

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes Orieji Iroha-Agwu to the show. As the Director of Career Development Strategy and Programs on the People team at Red Hat, she's responsible for defining the strategic direction of careers as well as leading the implementation of career development solutions in alignment with their organizational priorities. Orieji has also led the Americas Learning Delivery and Global Learning Delivery teams for Red Hat University. Before joining Red Hat in 2018, Orieji worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina for 13 years, leading the implementation of large, complex enterprise learning and development initiatives. She also designed, developed, and managed leadership and strategic talent development programs. In 2015, she was the recipient of the CEO Award, a recognition of outstanding employees who have significantly contributed to the company's results, and embody BCBSNC's commitment to its culture, values, ethics, and compliance. In this episode, you'll hear: How Orieji Iroha-Agwu started her career at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, why she found a passion for human resources and talent development, and what she does today at Red Hat. The Red Hat philosophy on career development, how she helps their employees grow in their careers, and what tangible programs and solutions for that look like. What she is doing to pass on knowledge from employees in their second half of life to the younger, less-experienced workers and why mentoring is a big part of that process. How Red Hat is increasing diversity and representation in the company, why they've incorporated sponsorship and coaching, and the critical role management plays. Orieji's advice for taking ownership of your career and how that can be ingrained into the company culture. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Orieji Iroha-Agwu: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oriejiirohaagwu/ (LinkedIn) https://www.ted.com/talks/carla_harris_how_to_find_the_person_who_can_help_you_get_ahead_at_work?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare (Carla Harris TED Talk)

    Bonus Q&A with Dr. Lisa Toppin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 15:23

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes Dr. Lisa Toppin to the show. Lisa is the Chief Diversity Officer for Illumina, a biotechnology research firm with more than 10,000 employees. She's held leadership positions in HR with firms nationwide, including LPL where she served as Chief Diversity Officer, and Charles Schwab, where she led their diversity and inclusion and learning and development programming in addition to the executive recruiting function. Dr. Lisa Toppin has also served in HR business partner roles with Phillips Petroleum, Sherwin Williams, and Montell USA. She's a member of the Forbes HR Council and is a world-renowned leader when it comes to engaging D&I change in a manner that makes it both meaningful and sustainable. She has a B.S. in Speech Pathology from Howard University, an M.S. in Human Resources from Rutgers University, and obtained her Ed.D. in Human Resources from The George Washington University. In this bonus interview, you'll hear: 7. Dr. Lisa Toppin's greatest career accomplishment so far and why she's so proud of the program she just started. 8. Her biggest career failure, why it stands out to her., and the lesson she learned from it. 9. The biggest challenge she sees in talent development and the work she's doing to address it. 10. What trend she's paying the most attention to and why it intrigues her. 11. Her favorite books to recommend and the importance of vulnerability. 12. Why her career advice boils down to the question, what do you want? Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Dr. Lisa Toppin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlisatoppin/ (LinkedIn) https://www.drlisatoppin.com/ (Website) https://twitter.com/DrLisaToppin (Twitter)

    The Intersection of Talent Development and DEI with Dr. Lisa Toppin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 38:46

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes Dr. Lisa Toppin to the show. Lisa is the Chief Diversity Officer for Illumina, a biotechnology research firm with more than 10,000 employees. She's held leadership positions in HR with firms nationwide, including LPL where she served as Chief Diversity Officer, and Charles Schwab, where she led their diversity and inclusion and learning and development programming in addition to the executive recruiting function. Dr. Lisa Toppin has also served in HR business partner roles with Phillips Petroleum, Sherwin Williams, and Montell USA. She's a member of the Forbes HR Council and is a world-renowned leader when it comes to engaging D&I change in a manner that makes it both meaningful and sustainable. She has a B.S. in Speech Pathology from Howard University, an M.S. in Human Resources from Rutgers University, and obtained her Ed.D. in Human Resources from The George Washington University. In this episode, you'll hear: How Dr. Lisa Toppin landed in the world of human resources, what brought her to diversity and inclusion in 2005 and what it looked like, and how it's changed over the years. The disadvantages of not including DEI in a human resources department and the challenges that appear when a diversity officer reports directly to a CEO. The changes she's seen in DEI since George Floyd's death in 2020, why it was such a pivotal moment for DEI, and why it allowed us to begin to acknowledge social oppression. Where talent development intersects with diversity, equity, and inclusion, how it relates to talent development, and what your organization can do to get to the whole story. Dr. Lisa Toppin's suggestions for looking at inclusion and belonging and ensuring your team is making people feel as though they belong. How people in L&D can incorporate DEI into everything they do to make sure that it's part of their work, the importance of employee resource groups in that process, and leveraging the performance process and technology to make sure it's woven in. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Dr. Lisa Toppin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlisatoppin/ (LinkedIn) https://www.drlisatoppin.com/ (Website) https://twitter.com/DrLisaToppin (Twitter)

    Bonus Q&A with Dr. Mechelle Roberthon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 11:26

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy's guest is Dr. Mechelle Roberthon, a certified professional in talent development with a background that includes training delivery, performance improvement, managing learning programs, and interpersonal and business skills. She's taught more than 500 corporate courses with her evaluations consistently rating above average. Her dynamic teaching style has become a favorite amongst learners. Dr. Mechelle Roberthon holds a Master's in Education with a specialization in training and performance improvement. In May 2022, she successfully defended her dissertation, “Getting to the Room Where It Happens: A Transformative Qualitative Collective Case Study of Black Women Holding and Pursuing Senior and Executive Leadership Roles,” and earned her Doctor of Education in learning and organizational change from Baylor University. She is currently the Vice President and Director of Talent Development at Home Bank in Lafayette, Louisiana, where she leads talent development strategy and programming for the organization. In this bonus episode, you'll hear: 6. Dr. Mechelle Roberthon's proudest career moment and what made that particular event so special. 7. Her biggest career mistake and why it changed the way she approaches new initiatives. 8. The biggest challenge she sees in talent development today. 9. A trend she's paying attention to in talent development and why it's making her so happy. 10. The TED Talk she often recommends by Rita Pierson. 11. Dr. Mechelle Roberthon's advice for advancing your career. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! https://kevinmyates.com/l%26d-detective-kit (Kevin M. Yates - L&D Detective Kit) https://www.ted.com/talks/rita_pierson_every_kid_needs_a_champion (Rita Pierson - Every Kid Needs a Champion) Connect with Dr. Mechelle Roberthon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mechelleroberthon/ (LinkedIn)

    How to Elevate More Black Women into Leadership Positions with Dr. Mechelle Roberthon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 57:07

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy's guest is Dr. Mechelle Roberthon, a certified professional in talent development with a background that includes training delivery, performance improvement, managing learning programs, and interpersonal and business skills. She's taught more than 500 corporate courses with her evaluations consistently rating above average. Her dynamic teaching style has become a favorite amongst learners. Dr. Mechelle Roberthon holds a Master's in Education with a specialization in training and performance improvement. In May 2022, she successfully defended her dissertation, “Getting to the Room Where It Happens: A Transformative Qualitative Collective Case Study of Black Women Holding and Pursuing Senior and Executive Leadership Roles,” and earned her Doctor of Education in learning and organizational change from Baylor University. She is currently the Vice President and Director of Talent Development at Home Bank in Lafayette, Louisiana, where she leads talent development strategy and programming for the organization. In this episode, you'll hear: How Dr. Mechelle Roberthon landed in the field of talent development, what she loves about being involved in talent development, and why education is such a passion for her. Where the topic for her dissertation, “Getting to the Room Where It Happens: A Transformative Qualitative Collective Case Study of Black Women Holding and Pursuing Senior and Executive Leadership Roles,” came from, how she researched it, and why she's so passionate about the subject. Why awareness is so important in recognizing the lack of Black women in leadership roles, the story that the data can tell us about this issue, and the pressure that Dr. Mechelle Roberthon often feels to represent her culture. What she sees as the biggest problem in promoting Black women into leadership, how that can be addressed in talent and recruitment within organizations, and why it limits your candidacy pool. How you can become an ally to Black women in your organization, why sponsorship is the best way to help them begin opening doors, and what sponsorship looks like in practice.   Bonus Content Dr. Mechelle Roberthon's proudest career moment and what made that particular event so special. Her biggest career mistake and why it changed the way she approaches new initiatives. The biggest challenge she sees in talent development today. A trend she's paying attention to in talent development and why it's making her so happy. The TED Talk she often recommends by Rita Pierson. Dr. Mechelle Roberthon's advice for advancing your career. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! https://kevinmyates.com/l%26d-detective-kit (Kevin M. Yates - L&D Detective Kit) https://www.ted.com/talks/rita_pierson_every_kid_needs_a_champion (Rita Pierson - Every Kid Needs a Champion) Connect with Dr. Mechelle Roberthon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mechelleroberthon/ (LinkedIn)

    The Role of DEIB in Leadership with Sarah Townsend from USC Marshall School of Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 34:16

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy's guest is Professor Sarah Townsend. This interview is part of a series Andy did for the USC Marshall School of Business Executive Education Program called The Lifelong Learning Series. Sarah Townsend is an associate professor of Management and Organization and interim Assistant Vice Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at USC Marshall School of Business. In this episode, you'll hear: What Sarah Townsend's research has revealed about some of the biggest challenges we have in the workplace today surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. How she defines DEI and why it means more than just doing what is best for the company. Why inclusion is so important for innovation and what it means to have an inclusive company culture. The reason your organization needs to be aware of unconscious bias, how we can help solve the problem as individuals, and how you can recognize it when it occurs. The role leaders play in achieving better diversity, equity, and inclusion in their organizations and what employees in non-leadership roles can do to contribute to DEI in their company culture. What humanistic leadership means, the importance of lifelong learning in the success of business professionals, and why these conversations are so important. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! https://execed.marshall.usc.edu/ (USC Marshall Executive Education) Connect with Sarah Townsend: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-townsend-7752a62/ (LinkedIn)

    The Three Pillars of Successful Career Development & Growth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 33:34

    In this solo episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy is sharing the three pillars that he believes are essential for successful career development and growth in your organization. As the author of the book Own Your Career, Own Your Life, Andy's work has shifted into the career development space. His book is highly rated on Amazon, and he wants you to know the three pillars you should be focused on as you develop and grow your career. In this episode, you'll hear: The two biggest factors affecting organizations today and how you can begin to address those in your workplace. Why people are looking for growth and what that can mean for your career. How growth and feeling like your work matters can affect your career trajectory. Andy's three pillars of successful career development and growth. What implementing these three pillars can do for both your employees and your company.   Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! https://www.amazon.com/Promotions-Are-Yesterday-Development-Employees-ebook/dp/B09JL4B5QQ/ (Julie Winkle Giulioni's book)

    Bonus Q&A with Aarti Talwar from Enjoy Technology

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 12:53

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes guest Aarti Talwar to the show. Aarti Talwar is a collaborative, adaptive, and passionate talent development professional with 10+ years of experience launching strategic corporate learning initiatives for global employee and manager development. She is the senior program manager for learning and development at Enjoy Technology, which is a technology company that's reinventing commerce at home by partnering with consumer brands to provide personalized, high-touch retail experiences at home. In this bonus episode, you'll hear: 6. Aarti Talwar's biggest career accomplishment and why it stands out. 7. Her biggest failure and the lesson she learned from that misstep. 8. The biggest challenge she sees in talent development right now and how it could be addressed. 9. A trend she's following in talent development and why it has her attention. 10. Why Brene Brown is an author she continues to recommend. 11. How retaining your curiosity can help accelerate your career. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Aarti Talwar: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aartitalwar27/ (LinkedIn)

    Evaluating and Implementing New HR Technology with Aarti Talwar from Enjoy Technology

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 31:40

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes guest Aarti Talwar to the show. Aarti Talwar is a collaborative, adaptive, and passionate talent development professional with 10+ years of experience launching strategic corporate learning initiatives for global employee and manager development. She is the senior program manager for learning and development at Enjoy Technology, which is a technology company that's reinventing commerce at home by partnering with consumer brands to provide personalized, high-touch retail experiences at home. In this episode, you'll hear: Aarti Talwar's background as an instructional designer and content writer and how she eventually pivoted into talent development. Some questions you should be asking in your organization when it comes to technology and why having one system in place for all of your learning and development needs is so beneficial. What lessons were learned through implementing the new system at her company and the lessons she learned through this process. How you can get stakeholders involved early on and get their buy-in when your organization is getting ready to implement a new system and what you need to know as you enter this process. Why talent mobility is important to your organization and what you can do to help your people find their best fit within your company. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Aarti Talwar: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aartitalwar27/ (LinkedIn)

    Bonus Q&A with Jen Long

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 18:38

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy's guest is Jen Long. She is a certified master coach and the CEO of Management Possible, a leadership development company providing coaching for leaders and managers across various disciplines. For nearly four decades, she's worked with leaders of every strip--from newly minted managers to the seasoned vets of the C-suite. Jen Long is big on personal accountability, and she pushes the leaders she works with to be great and accountable for their actions. As a certified master coach and master trainer, she's helped countless leaders master essential skills, earn the respect of their employees, and perform at a higher level. The methodology behind Management Possible elevates the idea that conversation and relationships are the prime movers of impact and culture. Jen Long is also the author of the new book Own Up! How to Hold People Accountable Without All the Drama and co-host of the podcast Organization Transformation Kung Fu. In this bonus episode, you'll hear: 7. Why Jen Long became an entrepreneur instead of developing her content for a company. 8. One of her biggest career accomplishments and why that moment stands out. 9. What changed in corporate culture to make coaching more acceptable within organizations. 10. The career mistake that stands out the most for her. 11. What she sees as one of the biggest challenges in talent development right now. 12. The trend she's paying attention to and why it stands out. 13. Why she recommends reading Conversational Intelligence by Judith E. Glaser. 14. Jen Long's career advice for people who want to accelerate their careers. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Jen Long: https://jennifertlong.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifertlong/ (LinkedIn) https://jennifertlong.com/book/ (Own Up! book) https://otkungfu.com/category/podcast/ (Organizational Transformation Kung Fu podcast)

    Ownership and Accountability with Jen Long

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 35:14

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy's guest is Jen Long. She is a certified master coach and the CEO of Management Possible, a leadership development company providing coaching for leaders and managers across various disciplines. For nearly four decades, she's worked with leaders of every strip--from newly minted managers to the seasoned vets of the C-suite. Jen Long is big on personal accountability, and she pushes the leaders she works with to be great and accountable for their actions. As a certified master coach and master trainer, she's helped countless leaders master essential skills, earn the respect of their employees, and perform at a higher level. The methodology behind Management Possible elevates the idea that conversation and relationships are the prime movers of impact and culture. Jen Long is also the author of the new book Own Up! How to Hold People Accountable Without All the Drama and co-host of the podcast Organization Transformation Kung Fu. In this episode, you'll hear: Her background in theater and communications, how that led to a new career in learning and development, and why her theater background has been so helpful to her career. How Jen Long defines accountability, what it really is, and why it's not what you think. Why taking ownership gives you power and how you can use that to keep moving forward in your career and your relationships. The reason accountability ties in with a growth mindset and why your results are so much better when your relationships are intact. How taking ownership and setting expectations can improve the way your team and your personal relationships operate. What you can do to help the managers in your organization to become better leaders, communicators, and use communication and accountability to get more from your people. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Jen Long: https://jennifertlong.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifertlong/ (LinkedIn) https://jennifertlong.com/book/ (Own Up! book) https://otkungfu.com/category/podcast/ (Organizational Transformation Kung Fu podcast)

    Bonus Q&A with Will Mahon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 16:40

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes Will Mahon to the show. He is a self-described training nerd, people developer, and a happy human. Will Mahon's passion is in helping people unlock their personal and professional potential. He's worked in L&D for more than 15 years and has a background in the retail and technology industries., working with companies like Clarks Footwear and Draft Kings. Will Mahon is currently the senior training manager at Index Exchange, an ad tech company that works with publishers and media companies to monetize the internet. In this bonus episode, you'll hear: 7. Will Mahon's proudest career accomplishment and why it stands out to him. 8. His biggest career mistake and what he learned from that experience. 9. What he views as the biggest challenge in talent development today. 10. The biggest trend Will Mahon is following and why gamification could change learning and development. 11. Why he recommends reading The Top Five Regrets of the Dying and his takeaways from this book. 12. The resources he uses for his job and highly recommends. 13. Will Mahon's advice for accelerating your own career. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Will Mahon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-mahon/ (LinkedIn)

    Understanding What Motivates People with Will Mahon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 37:06

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes Will Mahon to the show. He is a self-described training nerd, people developer, and a happy human. Will Mahon's passion is in helping people unlock their personal and professional potential. He's worked in L&D for more than 15 years and has a background in the retail and technology industries., working with companies like Clarks Footwear and Draft Kings. Will Mahon is currently the senior training manager at Index Exchange, an ad tech company that works with publishers and media companies to monetize the internet. In this episode, you'll hear: How Will Mahon landed a career in learning and development and why this particular path was a great fit for him. His philosophy surrounding motivation and why it's different than employee engagement. How to discover what motivates people in your organization and why employee engagement is so low. What leadership can do to discover what motivates their employees and the 7 types of motivation based on the framework developed by German philosopher Eduard Spranger. Will Mahon's recommendations for discovering what motivates your employees and the systems you can put into place to make this process easier. The ROI your organization can get from having truly motivated employees. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Will Mahon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-mahon/ (LinkedIn)

    Bonus Q&A with Liz Heathwood

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 14:20

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes Liz Heathwood to the show. She is a talent and HR expert and a global people strategy lead at EY, formerly known as Ernst & Young, the global professional services firm. Liz is based in Brisbane, Australia, and leads strategic talent projects for the strategy and transaction service line of EY. She's an expert in talent strategy, talent development, learning and development, transformation and change, as well as talent and change management. More recently, Liz Heathwood's role straddles both talent and learning and development, working with the business to design, deploy, and then manage the global communications around new talent and learning initiatives. In this bonus episode, you'll hear: 7. Liz Heathwood's proudest career accomplishment thus far. 8. Her biggest career failure and what she learned from that experience. 9. The biggest challenge she sees facing talent development today and how it can be addressed. 10. Her favorite HR podcasts for continuous learning and the influencers she pays attention to. 11. Liz Heathwood's one piece of advice for advancing your career. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Liz Heathwood: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizheathwood/ (LinkedIn) https://www.linkedin.com/posts/lizheathwood_my-biggest-takeaway-senior-people-very-activity-6920178462519439360-Xypy?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=member_desktop_web (“Stay” Conversations LinkedIn Post) https://www.instagram.com/corporate_mum_life/ (Instagram)

    Using "Stay" Conversations to Inform Talent Programs with Liz Heathwood from EY

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 44:15

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes Liz Heathwood to the show. She is a talent and HR expert and a global people strategy lead at EY, formerly known as Ernst & Young, the global professional services firm. Liz is based in Brisbane, Australia, and leads strategic talent projects for the strategy and transaction service line of EY. She's an expert in talent strategy, talent development, learning and development, transformation and change, as well as talent and change management. More recently, Liz Heathwood's role straddles both talent and learning and development, working with the business to design, deploy, and then manage the global communications around new talent and learning initiatives. In this episode, you'll hear: How Liz Heathwood's career began as a teacher, eventually shifted into human resources, and why it works so well for her family life. What “stay” interviews for leaders are and how they're affecting career development and upscaling within the company. Why “stay” conversations need to feel like a safe space and remain anonymous so that employees can feel comfortable sharing their thoughts. The reason even the most senior leaders need to feel they have a career path and a purpose. Some of the outcomes that can come from having these conversations and what they can do to improve your organization. How Liz Heathwood works to keep top employees engaged at the company in other ways. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Liz Heathwood: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizheathwood/ (LinkedIn) https://www.linkedin.com/posts/lizheathwood_my-biggest-takeaway-senior-people-very-activity-6920178462519439360-Xypy?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=member_desktop_web (“Stay” Conversations LinkedIn Post) https://www.instagram.com/corporate_mum_life/ (Instagram)

    Bonus Q&A with Al Dea

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 14:04

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes Al Dea to the show. Al Dea is the founder of Betterwork Labs, a talent advisory firm focused on helping companies create cultures where their people can thrive. He is a speaker, advisor, and researcher on talent development, corporate learning, and career and workplace trends. Al is passionate about helping individuals and organizations create diverse, inclusive,  and growth-oriented cultures that unlock individual purpose and potential to achieve high performance. Al Dea is the host of the MBA Insider podcast. He researches, writes, and speaks on corporate learning, workplace trends, and talent strategy. His thinking and insights have been published in outlets like Business Insider, Training Magazine, The World Economic Forum, Inc., and Time Magazine. Al previously worked at Salesforce.com as a product marketer, helping launch products that touch thousands of customers. He was also a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting, advising Fortune 500 companies on developing and executing digital transformation, employee engagement, and leadership development. He holds a bachelor's degree in theology from Boston College and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this bonus episode, you'll hear: 7. Al Dea's proudest career accomplishment and why it stands out in his mind. 8. His biggest career failure and how his oversight led to a bad performance review that became a wake-up call. 9. One of the biggest challenges he sees in talent development today. 10. A trend in talent development that Al Dea is paying attention to. 11. Why you should read Love Is the Killer App by Tim Sanders. 12. How you can begin to accelerate your career with contemplative action. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Al Dea: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aldea1/ (LinkedIn) https://betterworklabs.com/ (Betterwork Labs) https://www.linkedin.com/posts/aldea1_for-the-past-few-months-ive-been-researching-activity-6917483587944488960-w2sI/ (6 Professional Development Trends for Learning in the New World of Work)

    Six Important Trends in Professional Development with Al Dea

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 47:48

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes Al Dea to the show. Al Dea is the founder of Betterwork Labs, a talent advisory firm focused on helping companies create cultures where their people can thrive. He is a speaker, advisor, and researcher on talent development, corporate learning, and career and workplace trends. Al is passionate about helping individuals and organizations create diverse, inclusive,  and growth-oriented cultures that unlock individual purpose and potential to achieve high performance. Al Dea is the host of the MBA Insider podcast. He researches, writes, and speaks on corporate learning, workplace trends, and talent strategy. His thinking and insights have been published in outlets like Business Insider, Training Magazine, The World Economic Forum, Inc., and Time Magazine. Al previously worked at Salesforce.com as a product marketer, helping launch products that touch thousands of customers. He was also a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting, advising Fortune 500 companies on developing and executing digital transformation, employee engagement, and leadership development. He holds a bachelor's degree in theology from Boston College and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this episode, you'll hear: What Al Dea is observing in the corporate world, how learning in the workplace is transitioning, and what these changes are leading to. The definition of a fractional MBA and how you can still capture the value of an MBA. Why leadership development should go beyond hypo and the two things that have helped the shift away from hypo. How coaching is becoming more corporate-friendly and why it can help propel your career. What you can do to begin furthering your own career through the creator economy in addition to building a personal brand. The six trends Al Dea outlined in this podcast and his informational LinkedIn post. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Al Dea: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aldea1/ (LinkedIn) https://betterworklabs.com/ (Betterwork Labs) https://www.linkedin.com/posts/aldea1_for-the-past-few-months-ive-been-researching-activity-6917483587944488960-w2sI/ (6 Professional Development Trends for Learning in the New World of Work)

    Bonus Q&A with Karina Napuri

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 15:02

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy is joined by Karina Napuri, a strategic talent development leader with over 15 years of experience across diverse industries within Fortune 100 and 500 organizations. She has direct experience with revamping performance management in multiple organizations. Combining deep functional HR expertise with specializations in talent development, learning, and organizational effectiveness, Karina Napuri has spearheaded large initiatives that advance the talent strategy for organizations seeking growth and change. Karina Napuri authored and architected high-impact programs that accelerated development. She's passionate about translating learning and OD solutions into practical, relevant, and compelling programs that stick. In this bonus episode, you'll hear: 7. Karina Napuri's biggest career success and why she's so proud of that accomplishment. 8. The mistake she's learned the most from and how it's changed her approach. 9. One of the biggest challenges she sees in talent development right now and how she thinks it can be addressed. 10. Why she's closely following the trend of hybrid and remote work. 11. How the “Growth Mindset” talk by Carol Dweck has influenced her along with a TED Talk by Dan Pink called “Drive.” 12. Why the tool Neural has become so invaluable to her. 13. What you can do to begin accelerating your career by utilizing your network. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Karina Napuri: https://www.linkedin.com/in/knapuri/ (LinkedIn)

    A Modern Approach to Performance Management with Karina Napuri from QSC

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 40:49

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy is joined by Karina Napuri, a strategic talent development leader with over 15 years of experience across diverse industries within Fortune 100 and 500 organizations. She has direct experience with revamping performance management in multiple organizations. Combining deep functional HR expertise with specializations in talent development, learning, and organizational effectiveness, Karina Napuri has spearheaded large initiatives that advance the talent strategy for organizations seeking growth and change. Karina Napuri authored and architected high-impact programs that accelerated development. She's passionate about translating learning and OD solutions into practical, relevant, and compelling programs that stick. In this episode, you'll hear: Karina Napuri's career background and how she shifted her career into the realm of talent development. Some reasons you may want to consider revamping performance reviews in your organization and how that can affect how the job gets done. The risks of changing performance reviews and how you can address those risks in your organization. What you should look at as you make plans to revamp performance management processes at your company. What people want from their workplaces post-COVID and the type of culture they're looking for. The question you should ask yourself out loud to open the door for your employees to give feedback. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Karina Napuri: https://www.linkedin.com/in/knapuri/ (LinkedIn)

    The Role of Higher Education in Lifelong Learning with Dean Geoffrey Garrett of USC Marshall School of Business

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 34:31

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes Dean Geoffrey Garrett from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. Dean Garrett joined the Marshall School of Business in the summer of 2020 after six years as dean of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the board of directors of Park Hotels and Resorts. He's also a distinguished international political economist and has held academic appointments at Oxford, Stanford, and Yale Universities. Dean Garrett is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a winner of the Foreign Policy Association Medal, and the Advanced Global Australian award. Dean Garrett is a LinkedIn influencer whose blog is widely followed by academic, business, and thought leaders, and his expertise on world politics, business, and the global economy as well as on the U.S.-China relations is sought after by major media organizations around the world. Dean Garrett holds a B.A. with honors from the Australian National University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Duke University, where he was a Fulbright scholar. In this episode, you'll hear: What Dean Geoffrey Garrett sees as some of the key challenges facing businesses today and how the pace of change is affecting workplaces. The three key skillsets you need to succeed in business as taught by the Marshall School of Business. Why executive education is important, who should be furthering their education, and how you can apply that education to your career while participating in continuous learning opportunities. How you can add value to learning opportunities in your organization with a high-performance learning journey. Why creativity is a crucial part of modern-day leadership and the three core pillars he focuses on. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Dean Geoffrey Garrett here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garrettgeoffrey/ (LinkedIn)

    Bonus Q&A with Shana Sharan

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 16:06

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy's guest is Shana Sharan. She is a multi-faceted talent development professional with experience across multiple SaaS companies. She is currently the Head of Talent Management at New Relic, a software company based in San Francisco. Before she took over her position at New Relic, Shana had multiple roles at SalesForce and is experienced in directing large, complex global programs across HR, including leadership development, employee engagement, and performance management. Shana Sharan holds an M.A. from Columbia University, is a DISC facilitator, and recently earned a certification in corporate mindfulness facilitation. In this bonus episode, you'll hear: 7. Shana Sharan's biggest career success and how that has helped her continue to grow her career. 8. What she's learned in her field that she thinks people need to know. 9. The tool that's always in her toolbox no matter what project she's working on. 10. The biggest challenge she believes talent development is facing today. 11. Why she's excited about the current trend of mindfulness in the workforce. 12. Her favorite books to recommend to others. 13. The one piece of career advice she gives to people who want to advance their careers. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Shana Sharan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shanasharan/ (LinkedIn)

    How to Create an Environment Where People Can Do Their Best Work with Shana Sharan from New Relic

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 40:43

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy's guest is Shana Sharan. She is a multi-faceted talent development professional with experience across multiple SaaS companies. She is currently the Head of Talent Management at New Relic, a software company based in San Francisco. Before she took over her position at New Relic, Shana had multiple roles at SalesForce and is experienced in directing large, complex global programs across HR, including leadership development, employee engagement, and performance management. Shana Sharan holds an M.A. from Columbia University, is a DISC facilitator, and recently earned a certification in corporate mindfulness facilitation. In this episode, you'll hear: How Shana Sharan's career began in consulting and transitioned into her role in talent development today. What she's doing to create an environment where people can do their best work and the main components required to do so. The pros and cons from a wellness perspective she witnessed as the workforce reemerged from the pandemic. What it means to create psychological safety, how it can be created in your organization, and misconceptions surrounding the concept. How the measurement of performance has changed and why the old model of a performance review once a year no longer works. The three things people want to know when they receive performance feedback. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Shana Sharan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shanasharan/ (LinkedIn)

    Bonus Q&A with Dr. Marsha Parker

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 12:45

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes Dr. Marsha Parker to the show. Dr. Parker is a learning and development leader at Ford Motor Company with responsibility for the transformation and integration of learning technology platforms and services. She's an experienced human performance strategist, designer, and coach with over 10 years in the field of instructional design and talent analytics. Dr. Parker is a thought leader in creating data-driven organizations, analyzing learning trends, and building people capability. Dr. Marsha Parker received her Ph.D. from Wayne State University, and she is a recognized speaker within the performance improvement industry and serves as a data and analytics adjunct professor at La Salle University and consultant to Becker Educational Services.  In this bonus episode, you'll hear: 7. Dr. Marsha Parker's proudest career accomplishment and why it stands out for her. 8. Her biggest career misstep and what she would change about that experience. 9. Why the speed of the way L&D is changing right now is the biggest challenge she sees in talent development. 10. Her favorite trend in talent development and how it's shaping employee experiences. 11. Why Dr. Parker highly recommends Brené Brown's book, Atlas of the Heart. 12. What you can do to accelerate your career success according to Dr. Parker. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Marsha Parker: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marsha-parker/ (LinkedIn)

    The Core Learning Technology Roadmap with Dr. Marsha Parker from Ford

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 32:10

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes Dr. Marsha Parker to the show. Dr. Parker is a learning and development leader at Ford Motor Company with responsibility for the transformation and integration of learning technology platforms and services. She's an experienced human performance strategist, designer, and coach with over 10 years in the field of instructional design and talent analytics. Dr. Parker is a thought leader in creating data-driven organizations, analyzing learning trends, and building people capability. Dr. Marsha Parker received her Ph.D. from Wayne State University, and she is a recognized speaker within the performance improvement industry and serves as a data and analytics adjunct professor at La Salle University and consultant to Becker Educational Services.  In this episode, you'll hear: Her career background, how she pivoted into consulting and education work, and her philosophy on learning and technology today. How Dr. Parker defines the learner experience and some examples of learner-centric technology. Her core learning technology roadmap and how you can use that framework in your own organization. Why learning has become at the forefront of the workplace and how it can help you retain employees in your organization. The “buy, build, partner” model, what that looks like in practice, and how you can use the data that you collect to do a needs assessment. What Dr. Marsha Parker is doing to improve DEI and, in turn, employee retention. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Marsha Parker: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marsha-parker/ (LinkedIn)

    Bonus Q&A with Andrew Barry

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 13:02

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes guest Andrew Barry. Andrew Barry is the founder of Curious Lion, a training design firm reimagining the way companies like PagerDuty, Pinterest, and KPMG cultivate learning cultures. He is the creator of Course of Action, a self-paced program and community for aspiring course creators--and working towards making Andrew's vision that everyone has an online course in them a reality. In this bonus episode, you'll hear: 6. Andrew Barry's proudest career moment and why he learned so much from it. 7. His biggest failure in business, the lessons he learned from that, and how he's applied that knowledge to Curious Lion. 8. The trends he's following in the LXP space surrounding consolidations and decentralized strategic partnerships. 9. Why he's read The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge multiple times and highly recommends it. 10. Andrew Barry's advice for people looking to further their careers. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Andrew Barry: https://www.linkedin.com/in/training-development-and-lead-generation/ (LinkedIn) http://curiouslionlearning.com (Curious Lion Learning) http://curiouslion.cloud/experience (The Learning Experience)

    Creating Great Virtual Learning Programs and Cultures with Andrew Barry

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 36:25

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes guest Andrew Barry. Andrew Barry is the founder of Curious Lion, a training design firm reimagining the way companies like PagerDuty, Pinterest, and KPMG cultivate learning cultures. He is the creator of Course of Action, a self-paced program and community for aspiring course creators--and working towards making Andrew's vision that everyone has an online course in them a reality. In this episode, you'll hear: Why Andrew Barry pivoted away from the corporate world to start his own company and pursue entrepreneurship. What some of the best companies are doing to cultivate a learning culture, some of the mistakes he's seen, and the three key components you can apply to your organization. How cohort learning is defined and what makes it such a beneficial way to learn. Andrew Barry's tips for assessing how engaging your content is. How you can sign up for his cohort learning five-week program and what you'll experience as a part of the course. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Andrew Barry: https://www.linkedin.com/in/training-development-and-lead-generation/ (LinkedIn) http://curiouslionlearning.com (Curious Lion Learning) http://curiouslion.cloud/experience (The Learning Experience)

    Bonus Q&A with Dr. Esther Jackson

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 16:19

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy is speaking with Dr. Esther Jackson. She is a people potential celebrator. She's worked in a variety of roles in the public and private sectors--HR training manager, HR training specialist, organizational employee development specialist, project manager, instructional designer, change management lead. Dr. Jackson has foundational experience in designing and facilitating soft skills and hard skills training. Dr. Esther Jackson's project management work has been geared toward learning and HR and talent development projects, addressing the needs of various levels in organizations and workforce, and the work with change management allowed Dr. Jackson to recognize the importance of developing that genre of skills, which is often confused with adaptability skills. These skills are a key topic in her new book, Adaptability in Talent Development. In this bonus episode, you'll hear: 6. Dr. Esther Jackson's proudest career moment and why it meant so much to her. 7. The career mistake that stands out in her mind as one of her worst missteps. 8. One of the biggest challenges she sees in talent development today and what can be done to address that issue. 9. The trend she's following in talent development and why it's so important going forward. 10. Her favorite book and why she finds it so inspiring. 11. Dr. Jackson's career advice for learning from situations where you felt rejected and what you can learn from that. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Dr. Esther Jackson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drestherjackson/ (LinkedIn) https://lynnjac.com/ (Website) https://www.amazon.com/Adaptability-Talent-Development-Soft-Skills/dp/195215751X (Adaptability in Talent Development book)

    Adaptability in Talent Development with Dr. Esther Jackson

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 34:53

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy is speaking with Dr. Esther Jackson. She is a people potential celebrator. She's worked in a variety of roles in the public and private sectors--HR training manager, HR training specialist, organizational employee development specialist, project manager, instructional designer, change management lead. Dr. Jackson has foundational experience in designing and facilitating soft skills and hard skills training. Dr. Esther Jackson's project management work has been geared toward learning and HR and talent development projects, addressing the needs of various levels in organizations and workforce, and the work with change management allowed Dr. Jackson to recognize the importance of developing that genre of skills, which is often confused with adaptability skills. These skills are a key topic in her new book, Adaptability in Talent Development. In this episode, you'll hear: What adaptability is and why Dr. Esther Jackson wrote her book about adaptability in talent development. Why she decided to focus on talent development in particular and why adaptability is such an important skill to have in this field. The four quadrants of emotional intelligence and how Dr. Esther Jackson relates those to adaptability. What organizations are doing to adapt during the Great Resignation and why it's crucial for them to be open to making those changes in order to be more successful and become more attractive to prospective employees. Dr. Jackson's acronym, LUPE (Level Up on Performance Essentials), and what she means by that. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Dr. Esther Jackson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drestherjackson/ (LinkedIn) https://lynnjac.com/ (Website) https://www.amazon.com/Adaptability-Talent-Development-Soft-Skills/dp/195215751X (Adaptability in Talent Development book)

    Bonus Q&A with Tracie Cantu

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 13:09

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes guest Tracie Cantu. She is a forward-thinking, digital-first learning tech and talent development leader with a bias for operational impact. The majority of her career has been spent at the intersection of employee performance, operational impact, and technology where she is seen as a trusted advisor and peer to business leaders, directly contributing to the achievement of business outcomes. Tracie Cantu has 15+ years of experience leading learning and learning technology teams in various industries, including aviation, insurance, government, retail, big tech, and finance. She is currently the Head of Learning Ecosystems for a large tech company based in Silicon Valley. In this bonus episode, you'll hear: Bonus Content 6. Tracie Cantu's proudest career accomplishment and why she considers herself a “we” player rather than a “me” player. 7. Her biggest career failure and what she would change about that mistake. 8. One of the biggest challenges she sees right now in talent development. 9. Why she's so excited about the current focus on connection and what it can change in the workplace. 10. Tracie Cantu's author recommendation and the value she's received from this author's works. 11. Her career advice for those who are looking to accelerate their careers. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Tracie Cantu: https://www.linkedin.com/in/traciemcantu/ (LinkedIn) https://www.linkedin.com/posts/traciemcantu_i-had-an-amazing-conversation-today-about-activity-6885011914234114048-gW8e (LinkedIn post)

    Breaking Down the Different Roles in Talent Development with Tracie Cantu

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 36:19

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes guest Tracie Cantu. She is a forward-thinking, digital-first learning tech and talent development leader with a bias for operational impact. The majority of her career has been spent at the intersection of employee performance, operational impact, and technology where she is seen as a trusted advisor and peer to business leaders, directly contributing to the achievement of business outcomes. Tracie Cantu has 15+ years of experience leading learning and learning technology teams in various industries, including aviation, insurance, government, retail, big tech, and finance. She is currently the Head of Learning Ecosystems for a large tech company based in Silicon Valley. In this episode, you'll hear: Tracie Cantu's career background in secondary school education, how she pivoted into corporate education, and some of the roles she's held over the years. Why human resources has such career appeal right now and who might be looking to move into HR. Where the skills revolution has fallen short and why that unicorn hire doesn't exist. The mistakes Tracie Cantu sees most often in L&D making when it comes to careers and what you can do to begin addressing that shortfall. What companies can do to begin to take advantage of this new diversity in the L&D career path. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Tracie Cantu: https://www.linkedin.com/in/traciemcantu/ (LinkedIn)

    Bonus Q&A with Lotus Buckner

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 15:05

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Lotus Buckner is Andy's guest. Lotus is the Vice President and Head of People and Culture at Chowbus, a tech startup and food delivery platform. She is also the founder and CEO of LB Talent Solutions, where she offers customized career coaching services and speaking engagements. With endless curiosity and a desire for continuous learning, Lotus Buckner has led a variety of people and culture teams for large organizations in healthcare and higher education to small startups in the tech space. As a self-proclaimed foodie, when she's not fulfilling her professional passions, she loves trying new foods and then making them at home from scratch. In this bonus episode, you'll hear: 6. Lotus Buckner's biggest career accomplishment and why that experience stands out. 7. The career failure that stands out the most and what she learned from it. 8. One of the biggest challenges she sees in learning and development today. 9. Why she finds the push toward diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts so important and how technology is assisting those efforts. 10. The book Lotus Buckner wants you to read. 11. Her advice for growing your career in talent development. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Lotus Buckner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lotusbuckner/ (LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/lotusbuckner (Lotus Buckner) https://www.instagram.com/lotusbuckner (Instagram)

    Starting a New L&D Department From Scratch with Lotus Buckner

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 44:03

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Lotus Buckner is Andy's guest. Lotus is the Vice President and Head of People and Culture at Chowbus, a tech startup and food delivery platform. She is also the founder and CEO of LB Talent Solutions, where she offers customized career coaching services and speaking engagements. With endless curiosity and a desire for continuous learning, Lotus Buckner has led a variety of people and culture teams for large organizations in healthcare and higher education to small startups in the tech space. As a self-proclaimed foodie, when she's not fulfilling her professional passions, she loves trying new foods and then making them at home from scratch. In this episode, you'll hear: How Lotus Buckner ended up in a human resources career after changing her major six times in college and why she loves it so much. What it's been like to start a human resources department from scratch and how they've approached the challenge of investing in their people with L&D. How she handles it when what the C-suite wants is different from what the employees in the company want. Why you can use vulnerability as a competitive advantage and what it means to her and how it can be used practically in organizations. Lotus Buckner's advice for beginning to leverage vulnerability and authenticity as a competitive advantage within your company. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Lotus Buckner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lotusbuckner/ (LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/lotusbuckner (Lotus Buckner) https://www.instagram.com/lotusbuckner (Instagram)

    Bonus Q&A with Jeff Hatchell

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 16:09

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes guest Jeff Hatchell from American Express. This episode is all about learning and development for sales. Jeff Hatchell is the Vice President of Global Enablement with American Express. His job focuses on providing leadership development to the sales organization globally. He is also an executive coach, inspirational speaker and facilitator, and the author of The Inspired Career: Breathe New Life Into Your Job and Get Equipped, Empowered and Engaged!  In this bonus episode, you'll hear: 6. Jeff Hatchell's experience as a Black man in L&D and how he's able to connect to almost anyone he meets. 7. His thoughts on diversity, equity, and inclusion since the death of George Floyd and how it's affected corporate culture. 8. Why he wrote his book and what he hoped to accomplish with it. 9. Jeff Hatchell's most significant career accomplishment and why he's so proud of it. 10. His biggest career failure and what he learned from that experience. 11. The trend he's following in talent development and why he finds it fascinating. 12. Why he's a fan of John Maxwell's books and why you should be reading them too. 13. The reason you should perform a self-assessment to get ahead in your career. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Jeff Hatchell: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffrey-d-hatchell-2b513b3/ (LinkedIn) https://www.overthetopcoaching.com/ (Website)

    Learning & Development for Sales with Jeff Hatchell from American Express

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 36:29

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes guest Jeff Hatchell from American Express. This episode is all about learning and development for sales. Jeff Hatchell is the Vice President of Global Enablement with American Express. His job focuses on providing leadership development to the sales organization globally. He is also an executive coach, inspirational speaker and facilitator, and the author of The Inspired Career: Breathe New Life Into Your Job and Get Equipped, Empowered and Engaged!  In this episode, you'll hear: How Jeff Hatchell discovered his love of sales and eventually landed in sales enablement. What sales enablement is, why a company would want to invest in its sales organization, and the unique challenges surrounding creating and executing learning and development programs for sales. What you can do to shift the sales mindset into a growth mindset to continue to be successful. Jeff Hatchell's advice for speaking to salespeople when the speaker doesn't have personal experience with sales. What's effective right now for teaching new skills or reinforcing skills in sales. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Jeff Hatchell: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffrey-d-hatchell-2b513b3/ (LinkedIn) https://www.overthetopcoaching.com/ (Website)

    Leveraging Confidence for More Career Success and Retention

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 41:15

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Alyssa Dver returns to speak to Andy about leveraging confidence for more career success and retention. She is a confidence crusader, neuro-nerd, and success equalizer and received a 2021 Stevie Award for Achievement in Thought Leadership. She's also a two-time TEDx and Boston Best Speaker, seven-time award-winning author, Real Competence podcast host, and Thrive Global contributor. Leading the American Competence Institute, Alyssa Dver has directly empowered over 350,000 people through ICF and SHRM-accredited keynotes, self-coaching workshops, e-classes, and coaching certification programs. She is committed to making diversity, equity, and inclusion a reality and founded and chairs the ERG Leadership Alliance, the largest association of employee group leaders. In this episode, you'll hear: Alyssa Dver's definition of confidence and its relationship to certainty. Why a lack of communication and confidence may be part of the driving force behind The Great Resignation. How you can begin to use intentionality to guide your career decisions and recognize opportunities within your organization and remain happy and engaged while there. The steps you may need to take in order to take control of your own career and where you want it to go. How Alyssa Dver's courses can help you equip yourself for self-coaching and increase your confidence. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Alyssa Dver: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alyssadver/ (LinkedIn) https://www.americanconfidenceinstitute.com/ (American Confidence Institute)

    Promotions Are So Yesterday with Julie Winkle Giulioni

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 31:33

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes Julie Winkle Giulioni. Julie just released a new book called Promotions Are So Yesterday: Redefine Career Development. Help Employees Thrive. She shares the research she did for this book and what she discovered about what people want in their careers. Julie Winkle Giulioni is also the co-author of the book Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want with Beverly Kaye. She is also a thought leader, a learning designer, an author, and a speaker. She operates on the belief that everyone has the opportunity to reach their potential, and she works with organizations and leaders who want to make that happen. In this episode, you'll hear: The background of Julie Winkle Giulioni's new book and why we should be thinking about this new way of working. How you can find other ways to grow and find fulfillment outside of the promotion mindset and the challenges you may face in changing this mindset. Her multidimensional career framework and the different ways to continue career growth and help retain employees. Julie Winkle Giulioni's advice for creating a fulfilling career as an employee and what leaders can do to assist their employees with more contribution or fulfillment. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Julie Winkle Guilioni: https://www.juliewinklegiulioni.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliewinklegiulioni/ (LinkedIn) https://www.amazon.com/Promotions-Are-Yesterday-Development-Employees/dp/1952157730 (Promotions Are So Yesterday)

    Bonus Q&A with Amanda Parola

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 8:16

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy is speaking with Amanda Parola. Amanda is the Lead Learning Strategist for Customer Learning at Side--a tech real estate brokerage. She is a member of the Talent Development Think Tank community, and today, she's sharing what she's doing with Agile Project Management and L&D. In this bonus episode, you'll hear: Bonus Content 6. Amanda Parola's proudest career moment and her biggest failure. 7. The biggest challenge she sees in the talent development space today and the trend she's following right now. 8. Her recommended reading list and why they're such valuable books. 9. Amanda Parola's advice for advancing your career. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Amanda Parola: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-p-4a0a8a10b/ (LinkedIn)

    Agile Project Management in L&D with Amanda Parola

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 27:39

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy is speaking with Amanda Parola. Amanda is the Lead Learning Strategist for Customer Learning at Side--a tech real estate brokerage. She is a member of the Talent Development Think Tank community, and today, she's sharing what she's doing with Agile Project Management and L&D. In this episode, you'll hear: Amanda Parola's role at Side in Customer Learning and how she's building effective training sessions for their clientele. What Agile Project Management is and why it's such a beneficial project management process. How Side's Agile process along with the use of Jira has helped their team keep their projects on track. What Amanda Parola's team does to remain focused during sprints and not get distracted by other things going on around them. Her advice for other teams that want to use a similar process for project management and the resources she recommends to learn more about it. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn) https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)! Connect with Amanda Parola: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-p-4a0a8a10b/ (LinkedIn)

    Bonus Q&A with Jennifer Dulski

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 12:37

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy welcomes Jennifer Dulski to the show. She is the CEO and founder of Rising Team, a SaaS company that has leaders develop more connected and successful teams by equipping them with tools to run plug-and-play team-building workshops on key leadership concepts. Jennifer Dulski has been leading teams for more than 20 years as an executive at both big tech startups and scaling startups, including Facebook, Google, Yahoo, and Change.org. Her lifelong passion is centered around empowering people to reach their full potential. In addition to her role at Rising Team, she currently teaches management at Stanford Graduate School of Business, serves on several boards, and writes about leadership and the future of work as a LinkedIn influence. Her first book, Purposeful, about how each of us can be movement starters is a Wall Street Journal bestseller. In this bonus interview, you'll hear: 7. Jennifer Dulski's biggest career accomplishment and why she's so proud of it. 8. Why she tries to view her failures as lessons and spins them into something to build upon. 9. One of her biggest failures that stands out and how that impacted the work she's doing today. 10. What she sees as one of the biggest challenges in talent development today. 11. The trend that she finds so interesting at the moment. 12. Her favorite business book and why she believes you need to read it. 13. The advice Jennifer Dulski would give to anyone looking to advance their career. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Jennifer Dulski: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdulski/ (linkedin.com/in/jdulski) https://risingteam.com/ (risingteam.com)

    How to Retain Talent During the Great Resignation with Jennifer Dulski

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 31:49

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy welcomes Jennifer Dulski to the show. She is the CEO and founder of Rising Team, a SaaS company that has leaders develop more connected and successful teams by equipping them with tools to run plug-and-play team-building workshops on key leadership concepts. Jennifer Dulski has been leading teams for more than 20 years as an executive at both big tech startups and scaling startups, including Facebook, Google, Yahoo, and Change.org. Her lifelong passion is centered around empowering people to reach their full potential. In addition to her role at Rising Team, she currently teaches management at Stanford Graduate School of Business, serves on several boards, and writes about leadership and the future of work as a LinkedIn influence. Her first book, Purposeful, about how each of us can be movement starters is a Wall Street Journal bestseller. In this interview, you'll hear: Jennifer Dulski's background in tech and what she learned from some very powerful companies about forming powerful teams. Why she believes personality assessments and work and learning styles can be an important piece of building a successful team. The core issues she sees with the Great Resignation and how employers may be underestimating the things that employees really care about. What employees really care about and how you can begin to incorporate those values within your team. How you can address problems with leadership in order to give people opportunities and a reason to stay at their current job. Jennifer Dulski's advice for managers who want to retain team members during the Great Resignation. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Jennifer Dulski: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdulski/ (linkedin.com/in/jdulski) https://risingteam.com/ (risingteam.com)

    Mastering Virtual Meetings and Communication with Lauren Sergy

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 35:42

    n this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy welcomes guest Lauren Sergy. She is an expert on mastering virtual meetings and communication, helping people and companies across many different industries in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. She's worked with companies like KPMG, Cargill, Grant Thornton, T-Mobile, and more. Lauren is also the author of the book The Handy Communication Answer Book, which was featured on the Library Journal's Best Books of 2017. Her latest book is called UNMUTE!: How to Master Virtual Meetings and Reclaim Your Sanity.  In this interview, you'll hear: What Lauren Sergy is observing in virtual communication as she works with different companies and people. How you can combat Zoom fatigue and why people are experiencing it. Where communication is broken in the workplace and what we can do to address it in our organizations. What the impetus was for her latest book and why she's so passionate about the topic of virtual meetings. Lauren Sergy's recommendations for maintaining your sanity if you're in a lot of Zoom meetings every day. Some steps you can take to become more comfortable with public speaking in a virtual environment. Why you need to master virtual communication skills and how it can create opportunities for connection. Lauren Sergy's advice for using virtual communication to advance your career. Why being able to speak is the single best way to advance your career. What owning your career means and how you can take charge of yours. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Lauren Sergy: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurensergy/ (linkedin.com/in/laurensergy) http://laurensergy.com (laurensergy.com) https://www.youtube.com/c/LaurenSergy1 (youtube.com/c/LaurenSergy1)

    Bonus Q&A with Erin Killingsworth-Walker and Mackenzie Saunders

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 13:18

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy's guests are Erin Killingsworth-Walker and Mackenzie Saunders. Erin is Mackenzie's manager and is a senior manager of learning and development at OppFi. OppFi is a leading financial technology platform that powers banks to help the everyday consumer gain access to credit. The company just recently went public. Mackenzie is a learning and development lead at OppFi. As a member of the Talent Development Think Tank community, Mackenzie made an impression on her fellow members, who recommended Andy interview her for the podcast. In this bonus interview, you'll hear: Erin and Mackenzie's greatest career accomplishments and why they're proud of those achievements. Their biggest career mistakes and what they learned from those failures. The challenges they're facing in talent development right now. The trends Mackenzie and Erin are excited about in talent development. Erin's most recommended book for people looking to advance their careers. Mackenzie's favorite books for career development. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Erin Killingsworth-Walker: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinkillingsworthwalker/ (linkedin.com/in/erinkillingsworthwalker) Connect with Mackenzie Saunders: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mackenziesaunders/ (linkedin.com/in/mackenziesaunders)

    Designing an Effective Emerging Leaders Program at OppFi with Erin Killingsworth-Walker and Mackenzie Saunders

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 40:28

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy's guests are Erin Killingsworth-Walker and Mackenzie Saunders. Erin is Mackenzie's manager and is a senior manager of learning and development at OppFi. OppFi is a leading financial technology platform that powers banks to help the everyday consumer gain access to credit. The company just recently went public. Mackenzie is a learning and development lead at OppFi. As a member of the Talent Development Think Tank community, Mackenzie made an impression on her fellow members, who recommended Andy interview her for the podcast. In this interview, you'll hear: What it's been like to work for a company that is transitioning from public to private and how that's created opportunities for growth and development. Erin Killingsworth-Walker's career background, how she landed at OppFi, and why she's excited about working on the full life cycle of employees and creating innovative programs and experiences. What Mackenzie Saunders is currently focused on and how she got started at OppFi. Erin's perspective on OppFi's approach to talent development right now. Why Mackenzie thinks getting clear about expectations on the employee and leadership level helped people have clarity about what they're supposed to deliver on. How you can cultivate a feedback culture in your organization and how that can help your employees guide their own careers. The reason OppFi developed an emerging leaders program called Leadership 101 based on foundational leadership skills and how it's changing their workplace. Why Mackenzie saw a need for the Leadership 101 program and what led to her designing it for OppFi.  How OppFi addresses the gaps needed in leadership development and Mackenzie's advice for anyone starting a new leadership development program. Defining the gaps that can occur in leadership development and Erin's method for beginning to fill in those gaps. The four main components of OppFi's learning journey and what's working well for them. The three areas they're focusing on in 2022 on the learning journey at OppFi. Who their leadership opportunities are open to and how DEI is woven into everything they do at the organization. What practicing leadership skills can look like and Mackenzie's role in helping employees practice those skills. How they measure results and impact and take that back to their leadership team for evaluation. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Erin Killingsworth-Walker: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinkillingsworthwalker/ (linkedin.com/in/erinkillingsworthwalker) Connect with Mackenzie Saunders: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mackenziesaunders/ (linkedin.com/in/mackenziesaunders)

    Bonus Q&A with Vivian Blade

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 12:01

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Vivian Blade is Andy's guest. Vivian is a sought-after leadership expert and thought leader. She works with the world's top brands, equipping leaders to build better, more resilient workplaces equipped to thrive in spite of insurmountable odds. She helps companies solve the pressing burnout, turnover, and workplace culture challenges. Vivian Blade is the author of three books, including Resilience Ready: The Leader's Guide to Thriving Through Unrelenting Crises, FuelForward: Discover Proven Practices to Fuel Your Career Forward, and her most recent book, Influence in Talent Development, which unpacks how to scale this essential skill for greater impact. In this bonus interview, you'll hear: 12. Vivian Blade's proudest career accomplishment and why it stands out to her. 13. One of her biggest career mistakes and what she learned from that experience. 14. What she sees as the biggest challenge in talent development today. 15. The trend she's following and why it's so exciting. 16. The books she recommends reading and why she finds them so enlightening. 17. Her advice for accelerating your career success.

    Influencing in Talent Development with Vivian Blade

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 34:36

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Vivian Blade is Andy's guest. Vivian Blade is a sought-after leadership expert and thought leader. She works with the world's top brands, equipping leaders to build better, more resilient workplaces equipped to thrive in spite of insurmountable odds. She helps companies solve the pressing burnout, turnover, and workplace culture challenges. Vivian Blade is the author of three books, including Resilience Ready: The Leader's Guide to Thriving Through Unrelenting Crises, FuelForward: Discover Proven Practices to Fuel Your Career Forward, and her most recent book, Influence in Talent Development, which unpacks how to scale this essential skill for greater impact. In this interview, you'll hear: Vivian Blade's background in the corporate world and how she moved into the talent development space. Why she wrote her latest book and who this book can help. What the FuelForward model is, how it's used, and the three fundamental accelerators you should know about to advance your career. The things you should be thinking about in order to fuel forward in your career. How social capital impacts your ability to influence. The role Vivian Blade says courage and authenticity can play in becoming influential in your organization. Why having vulnerability and empathy can help you come to an understanding of others' opinions and ideas. The difference between being an influencer and being influential and how each one is used. The advice Vivian Blade would give to people who are struggling with job uncertainty right now. The five principles of resilience and how to apply them to your situation. Her final piece of advice for becoming more successful and influential in your organization. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Vivian Blade: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivianblade/ (linkedin.com/in/vivianblade) https://vivianblade.com/ (vivianblade.com) vivian@vivianblade.com https://www.amazon.com/Vivian-Blade/e/B010GMH7CK (https://www.amazon.com/Vivian-Blade/e/B010GMH7CK)

    Liz Wiseman on Impact Players

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 63:48

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy's guest is author Liz Wiseman. She is the author of the NY Times bestselling book Multipliers and has a new book out called Impact Players. She is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives around the world. Her book Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, Wall Street Journal bestseller Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work, and Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact. Liz Wiseman is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. Some of her recent clients include Apple, AT&T, Disney, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Tesla, and more. She's been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking, and in 2019, she was recognized as the top leadership thinker in the world. She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence and writes for Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and a variety of other business and leadership journals. She is also a frequent guest lecturer at BYU and Stanford University as a former executive at Oracle, where she worked as the Vice President of Oracle University and is the global leader for human resources development. In this interview, you'll hear: Why Liz Wiseman wrote her latest book and why it's so timely right now. The difference between rock-solid contributors and impact players and how their managers describe them. The story of her rise at Oracle and how she eventually forged her own path. How doing what's on the agenda and important to the business and leadership can help you become an impact player in your organization. The reason influence is more about having a service mindset than a big voice. What upward empathy means and how you can use that in your role at your company. Why some impact players have natural skills and others have learned skills. How you can build a workforce of impact players and use your training dollars in other areas. Why most managers prefer to hire people who are fun. Some actionable advice from Liz Wiseman on how to help contributors become impact players. Some practical tips for how you can help your employees convert from contributors to impact players. How micromanaging your employees can prevent them from becoming impact players on your team. What managers can do to give their people a fighting chance at working as impact players. Some ways organizations can foster a culture of impact players. A preview of Liz Wiseman's new career advice blog. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Liz Wiseman: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizwiseman/ (linkedin.com/in/lizwiseman) https://impactplayersbook.com/ (impactplayersbook.com)

    Bonus Q&A with Kelly Dozois

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 10:59

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Kelly Dozois joins Andy for a conversation about hope and humanity and using storytelling for influence. She's been a consultant and leadership and organizational instruction designer for over 20 years, working with companies like Apple and Cargill to develop highly interactive, discovery-based learning programs. Kelly Dozois is also an expert on leadership, influence, communication, storytelling, and inclusive leadership. She is also a solution partner with Advantage Performance Group. She's the founder and creator of Ocean Beach Consulting, and before that, she was Vice President of Human Resources Development for Gap Inc., where she was responsible for the development of 160,000 employees worldwide and the executive development of senior management. She has been traveling part-time and working from her 24-foot Sprinter van since February 2021, observing, experiencing, and listening to stories. In this bonus interview, you'll hear: 11. Kelly Dozois's career accomplishment she is most proud of. 12. Her biggest career mistake and what she learned from that experience. 13. Why she's paying attention to the Great Resignation and how it could affect the talent development world. 14. The one piece of career advice she'd give to someone who wants to find more career success. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Kelly Dozois: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-dozois-40146a5/ (linkedin.com/in/kelly-dozois-40146a5) https://www.oceanb.com/ (oceanb.com) https://www.instagram.com/ontheroadwithhope/ (instagram.com/ontheroadwithhope)

    Claim The Talent Development Hot Seat

    In order to claim this podcast we'll send an email to with a verification link. Simply click the link and you will be able to edit tags, request a refresh, and other features to take control of your podcast page!

    Claim Cancel