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 73: Creating a Learning Strategy that is less Reactive with Teri Hart from Discover Financial

    In today’s episode, Andy interviewed Teri Hart. Teri is an experienced learning leader with proven ability to leverage deep learning expertise and strategic thought leadership to develop people and transform organizations. She is known for her ability to formulate organization-wide training and development strategy, collaborate to gain buy-in, and thoughtfully align people and processes to deliver on the strategy—with the aim of helping organizations extract competitive advantage through the capabilities of their people.

    Currently, Teri is the Chief Learning Strategist and People Development Leader at Discover Financial Services.

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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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    Ep 64: How to Make HR more Strategic and Connect with the C-Suite w/ Margaret-Ann Cole

    In today’s episode, Andy interviewed Margaret-Ann Cole. Margaret is the president of Crenshaw Associates, a market leader and premier leadership support for senior executives and their organisations.

    She has over 20 years of experience in leadership development, performance management, strategic planning, and operations improvement. She helps companies identify and leverage the talents of their pipelines.

    Her expertise spans industries across the globe and she’s involved in structure and designs, service delivery models, reengineering processes technology, and sourcing solutions.

    Before joining Crenshaw, she held senior positions at large HR consulting firms including Accenture, Right Management, Willis Tower Watson, and PWC.

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    Ep 62: How to Develop Strong People Leaders in the Modern World with Terence Morley from NBCUniversal

    In today’s episode, Andy interviewed Terence Morley. Terence is the Director of Talent Development for NBCUniversal. In his role, he equips team leaders and individual contributors with the essential skills, business knowledge, and opportunity to succeed in their roles. Terence also leads Talent Development's digital efforts including learning platforms, content, and strategy. He also partners with multiple businesses to help build leaders and shift culture at all levels. Terence holds a Bachelor's in Biology & Philosophy from the University of Scranton. He also has a Master's in Organisational Communication and Medieval History from Fordham University. In addition, he is also an ASTD Certified Professional. He currently lives in Cranford, New Jersey with his wife and daughter.

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    Ep 61: Exceptional Talent Management and Succession Planning with Tracey Grimshaw from Belden, Inc

    In today’s episode, Andy interviewed Tracey Grimshaw. Tracey has just finished presenting a case study on her company’s unique approach to talent management and succession planning.

    Tracey is a talent management, organisational development, and learning executive with global experience.

    She is currently the vice president of Human Resources at Belden Inc., a global leader in high quality and end-to-end signal transmission solutions. She delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise, and broadcast markets.

    Tracey is an expert in areas like organisational design, change management, and learning and development.

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    Ep 60: Developing Better Managers through Coaching with Wendy Hanson from BetterManager

    In today’s episode, Andy interviewed Wendy Hanson. This interview is different because Wendy is not a talent practitioner and she does not work for a large company. Wendy is an executive coach and has more than 20 years of experience working with individuals and teams on creating a culture where they can communicate more effectively, delegate efficiently, and help people use their strengths and talents at work. Wendy is the co-founder and COO at BetterManager.us. She knows what it takes to help managers succeed in rapidly growing environments. The BetterManager.us team of coaches work with all levels of managers all around the world. It is really coaching at scale for all levels.

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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 a 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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    Ep 48: Enhancing the Learning Experience using Data, Artificial Intelligence and xAPI w/ Casper Moerck from Siemens

    Today's interview is with Casper Moerck, who is Head of Learning Technology - Americas at Siemens. Casper has been giving presentations at conferences about how he and his team are using AI and xAPI at Siemens and why other companies should be doing the same thing so I wanted to share that information with you today. Warning, this interview might blow you away.

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    Ep 47: Discovering the Joy of Genius with Dr. Gay Hendricks

    In this episode of Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy interviewed Dr. Gay Hendricks for the second time. Dr. Hendricks has been a leader in the fields of relationship, transformation, and body/mind transformation for more than 45 years now. Andy and Dr. Hendricks talked about the book Dr. Hendricks wrote called "The Joy of Genius.” To know more about the book and Dr. Gay Hendricks, listen to this episode and enjoy!

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    Ep 46: Creating a Consistent Learning Environment for Sales Teams with Andy Paul

    Andy is the founder of The Sales House, the first all-in-one modern sales education platform for B2B sellers and sales leaders. He created The Sales House to help B2B sales professionals educate themselves about how to successfully sell in today’s complex and rapidly changing business environment.

    Andy is the author of two books on sales - Amp Up Your Sales and,Zero-Time Selling - and has been named one of the top 50 global sales experts to follow on LinkedIn. After a successful career in corporate sales, Andy founded his own company in 2000, and has since helped companies and individual sellers around the world to transform their sales results.

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    Ep 45: How to Connect Learning Strategy to Business Strategy and Results w/ Jill Coln from Varian Medica Systems

    Jill Coln is a dynamic Talent and Organizational Development Leader with extensive experience in innovative design, development and implementation of global enterprise-wide talent development experiences that get results.

    Jill has worked in Talent Development over the past 19 years and has spent time in the Hi-Tech, software and medical device fields. She is currently the Director of Global Learning and Development at Varian Medical Systems.

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    Ep 43: Making Diversity and Inclusion Happen using Data and Strategy with Paul Chiames

    Paul is an internationally experienced HR executive and talent leader who forges strong links between long and short-term business objectives and human resource planning and outcomes. Paul has worked as an SPP of leadership development in the entertainment industry. He has built leadership teams, led HR departments through major changes, built innovative executive development programs in multiple organisations, and a host of other things across HR. Most recently, Paul was the CHRO of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and is currently an independent consultant, coach, and speaker

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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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    Ep 32: Building Effective Development Programs on a Global Scale with Brandon Carson from Delta Airlines

    Brandon is an award winning, innovative and highly focused talent development leader with a progressive track record of learning strategy and execution. Currently Brandon is serving as the Director of Learning at Delta Airlines, which has 86,000 employees worldwide.

    Brandon is also the author of the book "Learning in the Age of Immediacy: 5 Factors for How We Connect, Communicate, and Get Work Done" from ATD Press. He has extensive experience developing global learning strategies and curriculum design, global customer training and leading internal and external global teams.

    Brandon has a Masters in Education in eLearning Technology and Design and experience across many industries in his career. I’m excited to learn from him today.

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    Ep 30: Influencing Change from within with Yumna Ali of SunTrust Bank

    Yumna Ali is the Group Vice President of Organizational Enablement and Transformation at SunTrust Bank in Atlanta. She is highly focused on taking a data-driven approach to organizational design and efficiency, and effective execution of strategy and change leadership.

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    Ep 29: How to Define Goals and Execute a Plan like a Navy SEAL with Larry Yatch

    Today I have a very special interview. Larry Yatch is a US Naval Academy graduate and a 10 year veteran of the US Navy SEALs who led and planned the largest special operations mission in US history.

    During his career, Larry has been honored with the ‘Combat V’ for Valor in Battle “above and beyond the call of duty,” the Achievement Medal for Innovation in Navy SEAL combat tactics, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and the Humanitarian Service Medal for relief efforts in East Timor and Sri Lanka.

    His greatest accomplishment is not as a SEAL however; rather it is the fact that he has created an Exceptional Performance Formula for individuals and teams that integrate all the elite processes, structures, mindsets and skills that previously only a select number of special operators could access.

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    Ep 26: The Challenge of Talent Mobility and Human Capital Deployment with Jeff Krautkramer of IDEX Corp.

    Jeff is a Global Human Resources leader with 18+ years of progressive HR experience. He currently is the Vice President of HR supporting the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and ~7,000 employees at IDEX Corporation, a $2 Billion+ publicly traded company (NYSE: IEX) engaged in the development, design and manufacture of fluidics systems and specialty engineered products.

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    Ep 24: How to Develop Great Leaders using a Community Approach with Stacey Porter of Intuitive Surgical

    Stacey brings 15+ years of leadership development and organizational learning experience in the technology, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. Currently Stacey is the Head of Global Talent Development at Intuitive Surgical, the pioneering medical device company that has made robotic assisted surgery a reality. In this position, she works internally as an organizational design expert, architect of leadership & management development programs, and an executive coach.

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    Ep 23: The Importance of Asking Questions and Focusing on Results

    Today is a solo episode where I talk about the importance of asking questions and focusing on results. I give some example questions you can ask as well as some takeaways from recent interviews and the CLO Exchange that I attended in Chicago. Enjoy!

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    Ep 20: How to Lead a Successful Digital Transformation with Mike Pino of Cognizant

    In this episode, Andy interviews Mike, the senior director and global learning partner of Cognizant Digital Academy. He spent the last 20 years finding ways to make a difference by developing strategy, technology, and people to create change throughout organisations. During that time, he's led technology services, cross-functional teams and units, worked in more than 20 countries, and designed and developed learning systems around the world. They also discussed his greatest accomplishments, the mistakes he made, the challenges he faced, and his advice for leading a digital transformation. Listen and enjoy!

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    Ep 18: Creating a Culture of Learning with Anthony Fryar of AppDirect

    Anthony is a learning and development professional who is passionate about helping people learn and grow. He loves enabling others to thrive by equipping them with the right opportunities.

    Currently Anthony is the head of learning development at Appdirect, which is a technology company that provides the only end-to-end cloud commerce platform for succeeding in the digital economy.

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    Ep 17: Designing Learning Journeys and Great Performance Management Systems with Kile Dyer of The Wine Group

    Today’s guest is Kile Dyer, the vice president of talent management at The Wine Group, the world’s 3rd largest wine producer by volume. He's a proven talent management and organization development professional with over 10 years of experience in large-scale change management, workforce and succession planning, executive coaching and development, program design and facilitation, and measurement and evaluation.

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    Ep 16: Developing a New Generation of Talent with Christine DiDonato of Career Revolution

    Christine DiDonato is an innovator in the space of emerging leader development and the founder of Career Revolution and the recently acquired AwesomeBoss.com. As the former Head of Talent for Sony Electronics, Inc., Christine focused her passion and research on developing the youngest generation of employees to become the next generation of leaders. To relieve managers from having to carry 100% of the burden of solving the generational gap she created "AccelerateME," a unique feedback tool specifically designed for today’s young professionals to get the feedback they crave and take greater ownership of their career path. Christine is a LinkedIn author, seasoned facilitator, and workplace strategist that partners with clients to move beyond theory and academics and put tangible solutions in place that address the challenges of our new workforce.

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    Ep 15: Building HIgh Performing, Cohesive Teams with Mike Herron of Hitachi Vantara

    Mike Herron is Vice President of Global Talent at Hitachi Vantara, a data and technology company based in Santa Clara, CA.

    Combining a passion for business and innovation, Mike has focused his career on driving progressive talent, leadership, and organization development practices. He specializes in identifying the talent levers of business strategies and building or evolving processes that support those strategies. Prior to joining Hitachi Vantara, Mike worked in Leadership Development leadership roles at Bank of America and HP.

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    Ep 14: Running L&D as a "Self-Funded" Organization with Lisa Lang of Siemens

    Lisa is the Head of Learning Campus Americas at Siemens, where she has over 20 years of experience serving more than 75,000 Siemens employees across the Americas, primarily working in learning, performance improvement, business change initiatives, and program management.

    In her role, Lisa is responsible for designing and implementing the learning strategy for business-related learning programs as well as overseeing apprenticeships and developing the future pipeline of workers within the Americas.

    Lisa did her undergrad at Clemson University and Master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the University of Central Florida. She enjoys long-distance running and spending time with her family in their hometown of Winter Park, FL.

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    13: Designing Great Sales Training with Cindi Rhodes of Delta Dental

    In this episode, we will be talking with Cindi Rhodes, a training manager in sales and marketing at Delta Dental in California. Cindi specializes in designing and developing learning opportunities for sales and marketing personnel throughout the US.

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    Ep 12: Discover your Zone of Genius with Gay Hendricks, Author of the Big Leap

    Dr. Gay Hendricks has been a leader in the fields of relationship transformation and bodymind transformation for more than 45 years now. After earning his PhD from Stanford in 1974, he served as professor of counselling psychology at the University of Colorado for 21 years. He has also written more than 40 books including best-sellers such as Five Wishes, The Big Leap, Conscious Loving, and New Conscious Loving Ever After. The last two books were co-authored by his wife of more than 35 years. He has also appeared in more than 500 radio and television shows including Oprah, CNN, CNBC, and 48 Hours.

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    11: Resurrecting Talent Development and Building a Manager Bootcamp with Dannielle Yates of the Standard

    Dannielle is is a Leadership Development program manager at The Standard, an insurance and financial services company headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

    Dannielle has a masters from Antioch University and strong experience in organization and leadership development, learning and development and strategic communications. She has worked in the insurance and financial services industry over 11 years and the technology sector for nearly two decades.

    Dannielle is also a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant and former Peace Corps volunteer. She lives in Tualatin, OR with her husband. And most importantly, they have three grown sons, two daughters-in-law and one grandchild with a second due soon.

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    10: Optimizing Sales Training with Natalie Hamlett of North Highland Consulting

    Natalie is a Learning and Development program manager at North Highland Consulting, based in Atlanta, Ga. North Highland is a global management consulting firm known for helping clients solve their most complex challenges related to customer experience, performance improvement, technology & digital, and transformation.

    Over her career, Natalie has extensive experience leading L&D initiatives in corporate environments and has expertise in areas such as managing sales and product enablement projects, developing GTM strategies, developing blended curriculum and facilitating workshops.

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    08: Encouraging Collaboration and Communication with Mindy Fox of Shutterfly

    Mindy Fox is a strategic, results oriented HR leader with over 25 plus years of experience, concentrated on all areas of people growth and enablement. She is currently the Director of Talent Management at Shutterfly and lives in Southern California with significant other and goldfish.

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    06: Connecting Talent Programs to Company Strategy with Elena Ponce of Apttus

    Elena Ponce is the Vice President of Talent Management, Employee Engagement and Communication at Apttus, which is the world’s first Middle Office Platform. Apttus automates, optimizes and applies AI to the revenue generation process to maximize business outcomes. Prio to joining Apttus, Elena spent several years at Salesforce.com, which was named the most innovative company in the world many times. Elena lives and works in Silicon Valley south of San Francisco

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    05: Creating Culture and Building a World-Class Management Associate Program with Chicka Elloy of BCD Travel

    Chicka Elloy is the Senior Director of Global Strategic Talent Management at BCD Travel in Atlanta. In his role, Chicka is responsible for strategically leading the global coordination of BCD Travel talent initiatives, PEOPLE branding, and tactical execution across the functions of Talent Acquisition (recruitment), Learning & Development, HR Business Partnering, and Talent Program Management.

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    04: Developing People through Empowerment and Coaching with Jon Upton of Salesforce.com

    Jon is Vice President of Sales Engineering at Salesforce.com, where he has worked since 2010. Prior to coming to Salesforce, Jon has worked at a few other software giants like Oracle, SAP and Accenture. Jon has a real passion for developing people Through empowerment, coaching, and by helping others to see the potential in themselves!

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