Talent Development Hot Seat: Interviews with Executives and Learning & Development Leaders from Companies around the World

Talent Development Hot Seat: Interviews with Executives and Learning & Development Leaders from Companies around the World

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 others as well as what trends they are seeing in the industry. The main goal of the podcast is to help listeners become more successful in their own jobs and accelerate their careers as Talent Development professionals.

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    Ep 42: "Futureproofing" your Workforce for the Digital World with Sarah McEneaney from PwC

    In this episode, Andy interviews Sarah Mceneaney, the Digital Talent Leader for PwC across the US and Mexico. She's a member of the People Leadership Team and is responsible for enabling success across all talent elements of PwC's digital transformation priorities. In today's show, they talked about PwC, how she prioritizes things, and how to make employees work in the most effective way in this digital age, among many others. You’ll learn so many things in today’s show so don’t forget to tune in!

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    Ep 41: Taking a Holistic Approach to Developing People and using a Leadership Code with Victoria Sevilla from Vmware

    Victoria Sevilla believes in the power of positive organizational cultures, not only for what they can achieve, but how they make people feel.

    Currently, Victoria is is the Director of Global People Development for VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology with over 20,000 employees, where she creates and facilitates cutting-edge experiential learning programs .

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    Ep 40: Building Customized Solutions and Measuring Results with Karishma Buford from Groupon

    Karishma is the Vice President of Global Talent Management at Groupon, where she leads a global team of talent acquisition, employment branding and talent development leaders to deliver best-in-class programs that attract, select, develop, and retain great talent; drive enterprise-wide culture transformation and employee engagement initiatives. .

    Karishma brings 15+ years of experience designing and delivering customized talent development solutions including well-rounded exposure to e-commerce, financial services, technology, defense, healthcare, and retail industries.

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    Ep 39: Why Sales Training to be more Strategic and Focus on Managers with David Lusk from Teradata

    David is a Sales Development expert who has over 20 years of business development, sales training and consulting experience. Currently he is the Sales and Professional Development Learning Consultant at Teradata, a large IT company based in San Diego, CA. .

    Prior to joining Teradata in 2016, David served as Director of Sales Enablement at Veeam where we rolled out a global sales initiative that lead to a 90% growth in revenue. He is a co-founder of Vantage Point Performance, a boutique consultancy specializing in sales leadership practices and developed much of their intellectual property.

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    Ep 38: How to Develop a World Class Leadership Program and Win a Brandon Hall Excellence Award with Meredith Lubitz from Dow Jones

    Meredith Lubitz is a talent junkie leading company-wide talent acquisition, talent development and executive coaching efforts. Currently, she is the SVP of Talent Management at Dow Jones, where she is focused on building and managing a broad spectrum of global initiatives including: Recruiting, Onboarding, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Change Management, Career Development, Employee Engagement, High Potential Intiatives, Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, and Digital Transformation Programs.

    Meredith serves on various boards focusing on the future of work and how to drive learning that informs rather than reacts to change.

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    Ep 37: Building a True Learning Culture and the Four Pillars of Success with Kevin Delaney from LinkedIn

    An interview with Kevin Delaney, an HR leader with 20 years of experience in large companies, startups and high-growth technology companies. Currently Kevin is the Vice President of Learning & Development at LinkedIn, which I’m sure all of my listeners are very familiar with.

    Kevin has extensive experience leading organizations and teams through growth and change and has a very unique and different perspective on HR and L&D than many others in the industry and I’m looking forward to getting into that.

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    Ep 36: Understanding Feedback vs. Coaching with Susan Rusconi from Splunk

    Susan is the Director of Leadership Development at Splunk, a leading software platform for machine data that enables customers to gain real-time Operational Intelligence.

    As an experienced Leadership Development professional, she leverages her multi-functional business background to design and deliver strategic leadership programs that align with the business strategy of the company.

    Over her career, she had developed strong abilities to understand business objectives, build strong relationship in all levels of the organisation, and develop and execute great development programs in all areas of the business. She also has a strong area of expertise around feedback and coaching.

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    Ep 34: Managing HR through a Downturn of a Cyclical Industry with Bonnie Houston, CAO/CHRO of NOV

    Bonnie Houston is Chief Administrative Officer at National Oilwell Varco (NOV), a multinational oilfield services company based in Houston. As CAO, Bonnie oversees all global human resources functions for NOV’s 35,000+ employees across 60+ countries including general HR support, leadership development, organizational development, performance management, talent acquisition, talent review, succession, benefits, and compensation. She also leads the global physical security, travel, and fleet teams.

    She graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, and then from Rice University in 2011 with a Master’s of Business Administration. She has served on advisory councils for Harvard Business Publishing, Oracle, and Petroleum Equipment and Services Association (PESA).

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    Ep 33: Effective Decision-Making and How to Launch a Coaching and Speaking Business with Pete Mockaitis

    Pete Mockaitis [Muh KITE iss] is an award-winning trainer and coach who helps professionals perform optimally at work. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, and Inc. Magazine.

    Pete has delivered 1-on-1 coaching to over 700 leaders hailing from world-class organizations (such as Google, FedEx, Amazon, Apple, Anheuser-Busch, and the United Nations), 50 countries, and every Ivy League university.

    He began his career at Bain & Company and currently hosts the How to be Awesome at your Job podcast. The show has been downloaded over three million times and consistently ranks as a top business show in Apple Podcasts. Pete lives in Chicago with his wife and baby boy.

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