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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    Special Report: The Top Five Books recommended on this podcast

    In today's epsiode, I break list out the top five books mentioned on this podcast as well as mention a few others I have in a new special report I put together of the top five books. You can download the whole report at advantageperformance.com/books

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    Ep 72: Futureproofing the Workforce and Building a Culture of Curiosity w/ Gina Jeneraux from BMO Financial Group

    In today’s episode, Andy interviews Gina Jeneraux. Gina is the Chief Learning Officer at BMO Financial Group where she leads the company’s focus on advancing performance through learning. She oversees the enterprise learning strategy, design, operations, governance, and BMO’s corporate university. Gina is a business-focused professional, designer, and storyteller and she loves to spark new ways of thinking. Through more than 30 years in the financial services industry, she has built a reputation for innovation and action and developed a deep experience in front-line banking, human-centred design, strategies, and solutions that make an impact.

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    Ep 71: Making Talent Development a Strategic part of the Business with Sam Haider from ResMed

    In this episode of the Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy interviewed Sam Haider, a seasoned talent leader with global experience in multiple industries and companies. He has designed, built , and scaled initiatives across the Talent Management lifecycle, including succession planning, performance management, leadership and functional capability, diversity and inclusion initiatives, while leading teams of 5 to 45 across the US, EMEA, Asia, and other regions. Currently, he is the global head of talent development at ResMed, a world leading-connected health company. In the interview, some of the topics they discussed include Sam's background, how talent development was approached when he was in regulated companies years ago, his career accomplishments and failures, and many more. So many interesting insights in today's episode, so don’t forget to tune in!

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    Ep 70: Embracing Vulnerability and Fear to Develop Trust and Psychological Safety with Massimo Backus from Slalom

    Massimo runs the leadership development at Slalom Consulting, a company based in Seattle. He has spent the last 10 plus years designing and developing strong people development programs for large companies and is passionate about creating and delivering life changing leadership development experiences that embody the vision, purpose, and core values of Slalom, where he works.

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    Special Report: The Top Five Trends in Talent Development in 2019

    In today's epsiode, I break down what I see as the top five trends in Talent Development today, based on interviews with over 60 talent development leaders across the US. You can download a PDF copy of this report by going to advantageperformance.com/trends.

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    Ep 69: Managing a Global Digital Transformation and Connecting Learning to Strategy with Julie Dervin from Cargill

    In this episode of Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy interviewed Julie Dervin, the Global Head of Corporate Learning and Organizational Development at Cargill, a major global corporation with over 100 thousand employees. In this interview, they talked about the global digital transformation at Cargill and her tips on how to make a transformation successful. They also discussed the importance of connecting the learning strategy back to the company strategy, the challenges and trends in talent development today, and many more. You’d surely love this episode so don’t forget to tune in!

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    Ep 68: The Future of Talent Development with Ben Putterman from LinkedIn

    In today’s episode, Andy interviewed Ben Putterman. Ben is a strategic and creative learning and talent development professional with a passion for enhancing personal and organizational performance.

    Currently, Ben is the head of Learning and Development and Global Sales Readiness at LinkedIn. Prior to LinkedIn, he worked at Oracle, Gap, The Wiseman Group, and Tesla.

    He is committed to the belief that any business only goes as far as its people will take it and that people in the right conditions and with the right support can accomplish amazing things.

    Ben is a committed father, soccer coach, and avid art collector.

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    Ep 67: Managing Talent Development through a Merger with Katie Ball from Keurig Dr Pepper

    In today’s episode, Andy interviewed Katie Ball. Katie is the Director of Talent and Development at Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. located in Plano, TX. She is also the Commanding Officer of the Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center located in Gulfport, MS. She began her professional career as a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy deployed to the Caribbean Sea, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean, and surrounding countries. In 2005 she was selected to return to the United States Naval Academy and teach leadership and character development at the academy. Her continued service in the military has taken her all over South America, Europe, and Asia. Katie has been in Keurig Dr Pepper for the last 5 years and she's responsible for the leadership development and high potential development programs, organisational development, interventions, corporate leadership development, e-learning, digital content learning management systems, and competency alignment for the 25,000 employees of the company. Katie is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and has served 16 years on active and reserve duty.

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    Ep 66: The Science of Selection with JP Elliott from Dick’s Sporting Goods

    In today’s episode, Andy interviewed JP Elliott. JP is not only the vice president of Talent Management at Dick's Sporting Goods, he is also a very business focused I-O psychologist with a PhD and a strong point of view on talent selection. JP also has a robust background in consulting as well as leading talent organisations in-house. He’s also a frequent speaker at conferences and a contributor to thought leadership in the HR field. JP also co-authored a chapter in The Talent Management Handbook 2nd edition.

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    Ep 65: Turning your Managers into Multipliers with Liz Wiseman

    In this episode, Andy interviewed Liz Wiseman, a researcher and an executive adviser who teaches leadership to executives around the world. She's also the author of New York Times bestsellers Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter and The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools. She also wrote the Wall Street Journal bestseller Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work. Liz is also the CEO of The Wiseman Group, a leadership, research, and development firm. On the show, they talked about managers who try to diminish their people, the accidental diminishers, the diminishing and multiplier leaders, and many more. You’ll surely learn a lot of interesting insights in this episode so don’t miss it!

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