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 59: Aligning Strategy, Culture and People with Lisa Ridge from Teradata

    In today’s episode, Andy interviewed Lisa Ridge. Lisa is the director of Global Talent Management and Organisation Development for Teradata, an IT services company based in San Diego, CA. They have more than 10,000 employees and they’re going through a global transformation.

    In her role, she is responsible for engaging, identifying, and deploying talent against Teradata's strategic plan. She leads a team responsible for engagement and retention, performance management, strategic work force planning, organisational effectiveness, succession planning, organisation review, and assessment.

    Lisa has over 20 years of experience in talent management and leadership development holding leadership and global roles in companies like Gap, Sony, and Qualcomm as well as some companies in the life sciences industry prior to joining Teradata.

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    Ep 58: Tying Individual Values to Organizational Values and Building an Culture of Innovation with John DeLeon from Costa Farms

    Today's guest is John DeLeon. John is an accomplished thought leader with a successful background in both HR leadership and operations management. Currently, he is the director of Learning and Organization Development at Costa Farms in Miami.

    Costa Farms is the largest grower and wholesaler of indoor plants in North America. He focuses on providing conscious innovation backed by a hands-on approach towards transforming workplaces in times of change and ambiguity.

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    Ep 57: Leveraging Strengths to Increase Productivity with Heather Kay of Sungard Availability Services

    In today’s episode, Andy interviewed Heather Kay. Heather has been involved in learning and development for almost 20 years now.

    Currently, she is the Senior Director of Talent Management at Sungard Availability Services, an IT services company based in Wayne, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia.

    As a Gallup certified coach since 2015, she has coached individuals and facilitated programs for small companies and teams across different industries.

    At Sungard AS, she created a strength-based program where close to 40% of employees participated and over 80% believe that strength-based learning has a significant impact on their productivity.

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    Ep 56: Defining Culture and Wowing Employees with Ron Philipps, Chief People Officer of Carnival Cruise Line

    In today’s episode, Andy interviewed Ron Phillips. Ron is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Carnival Cruise Line based in Miami, FL.

    In his role, he oversees shoreside and shipboard human resources for the world’s largest cruise line including talent acquisition, talent management, leadership development, human capital planning, employee engagement, compensation and benefits, and performance management.

    Ron has nearly 20 years of HR experience, including a CHRO for the New York Presbyterian Hospital as well as roles at Comcast, Ryder Transportation, and McDonald’s.

    He has a B.S. degree from Virginia State University and a law degree from the University of Richmond. Ron has been featured in many media publications and is a sought-after panelist and speaker.

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    Ep 55: Understanding and Leveraging your Strengths with Michael Dauphinee

    In today’s episode, Andy interviewed Michael Dauphinee. Michael is an author, executive coach, and a leadership strategist working with massive organisations like Maserati, NFL, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and many more.

    As a CliftonStrenghts expert, he helps leaders discover and utilise their strengths so they can take courageous actions. He has coached leaders from startups to 100 Fortune companies around the world.

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    Ep 54: What Organizations Should be doing to Develop Leaders in Today's Modern World with John Eades

    John is the CEO of LearnLoft, author of, F.M.L. Standing Out & Being a Leader and host of the 'Follow My Lead' Podcast. He writes or has been featured on Inc.com, LinkedIn Pulse, TrainingIndustry.com, eLearningIndustry.com, CNBC Money, and more.

    LearnLoft is a full-service organizational health company who exists to turn managers into leaders and create healthier places to work. They offer assessments, culture surveys, workshops, and learning technology designed to help managers break through and become leaders.

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    Ep 53: Getting People Aligned to Strategy Shift and Culture Change and Going Beyond 6 Seconds with Carolyn Kiel of Verizon

    In today’s episode, Andy interviewed Carolyn Kiel. Carolyn is a learning designer and podcast host who designed and delivers learning and development programs.

    She has helped several large companies develop their people, navigate change, and achieve their business goals.

    Currently she is a training manager for Digital Operation at Verizon Wireless in New Jersey.

    She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Vassar College and a masters in Organisation Behaviour from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

    In 2018, Carolyn started a podcast called Beyond 6 seconds, which features extraordinary stories of everyday people who have overcome challenges and have made a positive impact in the world.

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    Ep 51: Empowering Success through Assessment and Coaching with Charlene Rousseau

    Dr. Charlene Rousseau. Charlene is an Executive Coach at L&OD consultant. She’s also a speaker, educator, podcaster, and author. Currently she is the Director of Learning and Development for The Learning Experience, an academy of early childhood, headquartered in Deerfield Beach, FL. In her role, she shapes the vision and strategy for learning, growth, and development of TLE's leadership. She aims to foster high performing and collaborative teams that will warrant scalability and ensure the company's rapid exponential growth. Charlene is also the CEO and Co-Founder of InvestHuman podcast, a leadership and professional development podcast dedicated to "reviving the heart of organisations by reigniting the appreciation for the human element of work.” She also has a PhD in I/O Psychology and her research interests include Adult Learning and Distance and Online Education.

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    Ep 50: Aligning Organizational Culture and Reward Systems to Drive Behavior Change with Thane Bellomo from Exelon

    Thane Bellomo has over 20 years of experience helping people and organizations maximize their potential and optimize their performance by aligning and developing organizational culture, people, processes and systems. Thane has worked in the manufacturing, healthcare, government and energy industries.

    Currently, Thane is an Organizational and Leadership Development Leader at Exelon, the nation’s leading competitive energy provider with 25,000 employees.

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