Talent Talk
Rob Stephenson and Toni Giffin 07/14/2020

Rob Stephenson and Toni Giffin 07/14/2020

July 27, 2020

Joined first by guest Rob Stephenson, Chris Dyer interviews the founder of InsideOut to discuss the importance of prioritizing mental health and the well being of employees; and how to effectively communicate. He shares creative and effective solutions with FormScore and his view on the future of the office. 

 

President & CEO of Goodwill Industries San Diego County, Toni Giffin, joins us next to discuss employee development, leadership values, and pivoting in a pandemic. With a mission to help others with a path to a new beginning, Toni shares about their 3 core values... credibility, creativity, and collaboration. 

 

Listen now and get inspired to be inspiring, break stigma, and serve others in your community.

Josh Levine and Dr. Deena Brown 06/30/2020

Josh Levine and Dr. Deena Brown 06/30/2020

July 9, 2020

On this episode of TalentTalk, we first welcom Josh Levine, CEO of Rebel Industries and Host of Rebel Radio Podcast. Josh Levine & Chris Dyer share a love for interviewing artists and entrepreneurs so it was a dynamic interview. Starting out as a music journalist, Josh knew he needed to share his skills elsewhere. Somewhere he could use the channels of art and culture to inspire passion in others. He reminds us that "artists with long careers have a great internal compass." hear more about his journey of honesty and integrity, after learning the hard way. Josh now invests in his teams by providing opportunities for them to be entrepreneurs themselves... by believing in them and their success.

Chris next spoke with return guest, Dr. Deena Brown, Senior Associate Director EMBA Career Services at University of California, Irvine and Founder of The Leadhershift. On this podcast, learn about Dr. Deena's superpower, helping leaders implement new strategies. She reminds us that leaders need to think of their people first, including their safety and mental health... all of it. And that it's ok to say, "I don't have all the answers right now." Tune in while Chris and Dr. Deena discuss how to not let your ego get in the way of excellence. Look for your blind spots and create a healthy system within your organization.

Many thanks to our very talented guests for their wisdom and support. 

Alex Schlinsky and Scott Miller 6/23/2020

Alex Schlinsky and Scott Miller 6/23/2020

July 6, 2020

On this episode of TalentTalk, Chris engages with Alex Schlinsky, Founder of Prospecting On Demand and Scott Miller, Executive Vice President of Thought Leadership at Franklin Covey.

Alex and Chris spent some time chatting about the importance of team members creating personal goals, Radical Transparency, and that building an online community builds laughter and creativity. One key quote from Alex was "The one non-renewable resource we have is time"... the discussion about that concept was engaging.

Chris and Scott had great dialogue about being active/busy vs. efficient/effective. They also dug deep into the idea that people are not your greatest asset... your relationship WITH your people is of the greatest importance.

Thank you to Alex & Scott for being on the show... Tune in to glean from the whole conversation!

Mike Miller and Paul Gibbons 6/16/2020

Mike Miller and Paul Gibbons 6/16/2020

June 22, 2020

Our guests on this episode of TalentTalk are Mike Miller, Director of Talent Acquisition at Chipotle and returning guest, Professor & Author Paul Gibbons. 

Chris and Mike were able to talk in depth about Chipotle's desire to create a transformational customer experience. The conversation that surrounded Mike's quote "I've learned to not chase money... it's important to understand your passions and stay close to folks who have similar passions" provided lots of great takeaways.

What an honor to have Paul Gibbons back on the show! A large majority of the dialogue between Chris and Paul was about Change. Change in the business world due to COVID. Change in the leadership space. Change that sparked innovation in business in record time! 

This podcast is full of insight and inspiration. Download and enjoy! Thank you again to Mike and Paul for lending advice and providing great conversation.

Jodi Rabinowitz and Ryan Berman 6/9/2020

Jodi Rabinowitz and Ryan Berman 6/9/2020

June 22, 2020

A very special episode today with the Head of Talent at ZOOM... Jodi Rabinowitz, and Author of Courageous, Ryan Berman! These 2 powerhouse guests gave us a ton of takeaways for these COVID times we are living in. 

In addition to the topic of prioritizing employee well-being at ZOOM, Jodi and Chris explored how ZOOM leveraged their OWN platform to onboard and connect their new hires in the beginning of the Coronavirus Crisis. The two also touched on the notion that ZOOM was never intended to go from Business to Customer... but they've made those adjustments and navigated well. 

Ryan and Chris explored the origins of Ryan's plan of Knowledge + Faith + Action = COURAGE. They also discussed "The business apocalypse: You need time but you don't have time." How DO you work in and around that idea? 

Thank you do Jodi and Ryan for their time and expert advice. This episode has a lot to offer.

Jennifer McCusker and Stephanie Crowe - 6/2/2020

Jennifer McCusker and Stephanie Crowe - 6/2/2020

June 15, 2020

Our first episode after a break during the Covid19 Crisis. Guests are Jennifer McCusker who's specialty is Neuroscience-based Talent Strategy & Design, and leadership coaching. Also, Stephanie Crowe, Head of Global Learning Worldwide at Ingenico.

Chris and Jennifer talked a bit about how Talent & Courage go hand in hand and the nuances of Leadership Coaching. Jen gave great insights into her work around Neuroscience based talent development.

Our second guest, Stephanie, brought some great ideas to the show including the importance of aligning gifts & talents, bringing your team back to their core values, and forward thinking. Chris and Steph also did a deep dive into Teamwork. One key to success within a team is being tuned in to the strengths of each individual.

It's an episode pack with takeaways. Let us know what you think!

Jamie Broughton and Kimberly Layne 3/31/2020

Jamie Broughton and Kimberly Layne 3/31/2020

April 14, 2020

On this last episode of the season our guests are Jamie Broughton, CEO of Avenue and Kimberly Layne, Principal of The Kimberly Connection Company, professional speaker, Connected Leadership Consultant, and author of Connections Change Everything. 

Jamie and Chris had some great dialogue about what people can do to manage the unknowns they're facing right now as it relates to their work. The Covid-19 crisis is affecting everyone... this conversation has some helpful insights.

Chris' second guest Kimberly provided some great conversation about Connected Leadership vs Traditional Leadership, how connection can be a solution for addiction, and how connection and communication are linked. 

Amid the chaos of the Covid-19 crisis... Chris' guests were able to bring laughter, good advice, and great takeaways to the show. 

Ken Eiden and Scott Hermann - 3/10/2020

Ken Eiden and Scott Hermann - 3/10/2020

March 25, 2020

A special in-studio treat today... not one but two guests from IDIQ: Ken Eiden, VP of Strategic Business Initiatives and CEO, Scott Hermann. This is a unique podcast for TalentTalk... an engaging group conversation!

One of the best quotes from CEO Scott Hermann was ""A penny saved is just a penny. You can't save your way to spectacular growth". Scott, Ken, and Chris covered a variety of topics. They conversed about what the ideal candidate looks like, how to manage diversity in leadership, and how IDIQ has successfully integrated Fun and gameplay into the workplace (what?... yes, you read that right.)

There is a lot to soak up in this podcast. Let us know what parts are most impactful!

Margie Rodino and Matthew Patti 3/3/2020

Margie Rodino and Matthew Patti 3/3/2020

March 25, 2020

Our guests today are Margie Rodino, Founder of Business Consulting firm Cheney Pearl and Matthew Patti, CEO of Innerversal Academy. 

Margie and Chris covered a wide range of topics including the multi-generational workforce, Talent Wars, and how to connect your business strategy with your people strategy. It was a great conversation with lots of advice and takeaways!

Matthew brought some topics to the table such as passion and purpose & leaders who fall into loneliness and isolation. Chris and Matthew also dug deep into a conversation about confidence and clarity in decision making.

Have a listen and gain some first class insights... this podcast is full of them! 

Jeff Blanton and Nick Cavuoto - 2/25/2020

Jeff Blanton and Nick Cavuoto - 2/25/2020

February 28, 2020

Chris Dyer's guests this week are Jeff Blanton, President of The Blanton Group and Nick Cavuoto, Founder & CEO of CavuotoX and Mentormind guru. This episode is full of great HR conversations and how relationships are a pivotal part of business.

Jeff spends some time telling Chris the details of the "Jailbreak Leadership" approach and where "purpose" really comes from and truly looks like.

Chris and Nick go back and forth will all sorts of insights regarding Relationships: How they can fuel the direction of your business and how relationships come into play in regards to Social Media Content. You definitely want to tune in to get the whole picture. 

Deborah Hartung and Christine Rowe - 2/18/2020

Deborah Hartung and Christine Rowe - 2/18/2020

February 28, 2020

On this episode of TalentTalk Radio our honored guests were Deborah Hartung (from South Africa): Leadership & Culture Changemaker and Hacking HR Partner... and Christine Rowe, Chief People Officer, Chief Culture Evangelist, and self-proclaimed HR Nerd. 

Deborah and Chris had a great conversation about 'Fitting' vs. 'Belonging' and then delved deep into the whole concept of ‘culture fit’ and ‘hiring for culture fit’ and why it's a Terrible idea.

Our second guest, Christine had a lot to say about why it's important for leadership to be in sync with Human Resources and the leaders of HR. She had Chris had some great insights and takeaways for our listeners.

Steve McKee and Brian Breth - 2/4/2020

Steve McKee and Brian Breth - 2/4/2020

February 10, 2020

Chris' guests on this episode are Steve McKee, Co-founder of McKee Wallwork + Co (a marketing advisory firm) and Author of 'Power Branding' & 'When Growth Stalls'. And Brian Breth, Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Fair.com. 

One tidbit from Chris' conversation with Steve is, "A lack of alignment or consensus can be incredibly destructive to an internal structure of a company. We've got to stop the eye rolling." And Brian was equally engaging with quotes like, "Your team is only going to be as good as you empower them to be". Listen to the whole conversation with Chris and his guests... Great insights!

 

Garry Turner - 1/28/2020

Garry Turner - 1/28/2020

February 10, 2020

In this week's edition of TalentTalk Radio, Chris Dyer interviews British guest, Garry Turner. Garry is a man of many trades, including:  International sales & product management professional, Keynote & DisruptHR speaker, and Interpersonal Catalyst. 

One gem of a quote that we heard on this episode was, "Being able to have courage and ask for help is terrifying for some people". Listen to the full episode to hear the conversation Chris and Garry had, including the part about courage and asking for help. It's a great listen!

Aldeen Simmonds and Beck Power - 1/21/2020

Aldeen Simmonds and Beck Power - 1/21/2020

February 10, 2020

On this edition of TalentTalk radio, Chris has some engaging conversations with 2 incredible guests. Aldeen Simmonds who is a Human Resources and Operations Transformation Strategist, Speaker and Coach (Business + Career) helping people and organizations (SMEs) optimize and do more with less. And Beck Power is a nomadic entrepreneur hailing from Auckland, New Zealand. With a background in stand up comedy, travel and business, she is best known for her mindset hacks and bootstrapped companies.

These 2 women were really great to listen to... lots of interesting takes on how to do business in 2020. Listen in to hear Chris chat with them and learn about how they are approaching their unique jobs.

Derrick Waters and Ted Malley - 1/14/2020

Derrick Waters and Ted Malley - 1/14/2020

February 10, 2020

On this episode of TalentTalk radio... Chris Dyer interviews Derrick Waters, who is an experienced Vice President Of Operations and Engineering at UPS with a demonstrated history of working in the transportation/trucking/railroad industry. And Ted Malley, Chief Customer Officer at Ceridian who focus' on building trusting relationships with our employees and our customers.

"Each generation has a new set of qualities that they bring to the table, it's important to learn from everyone"... just one great quote from guest Derrick Waters. And Ted shared, "Leadership in an organization is almost parallel to parenting a child... Give that responsibility one bit at a time AND allow them to fail and learn from it."

Have a listen to hear all the great quotes from Derrick and Ted! And as always, great insights from Keynote Speaker, Author, and CEO of PeopleG2, Chris Dyer.

Brandon Moreno and John DiJulius - 1/7/2020

Brandon Moreno and John DiJulius - 1/7/2020

February 10, 2020

In our first episode of 2020, Chris interviews Brandon Moreno, President of Everhive, a company that provides effective contingent workforce solutions management. And also, John DiJulius, who is the President of the DiJulius group and is a keynote speaker, consultant, best-selling author, and entrepreneur.

Our guests Brandon and John brought some really great insights to the show... and had a wonderfully engaging conversation with Chris Dyer.

Carolina Caro and Tom Baine - 12/17/2019

Carolina Caro and Tom Baine - 12/17/2019

February 10, 2020

The last TalentTalk show of 2019... Our guests are Carolina Caro who is a Keynote Speaker, a Certified Leadership Coach and a Professional Facilitator who who specializes in mindfulness-based practices rooted in neuroscience. And Tom Baine who is the division president of Southern California for Landsea Homes where he is responsible for overseeing the planning, development and implementation of the company’s communities in the region.

Chris had great conversations with both Caroline and Tom... their areas of expertise are vastly different so the show really has something for everyone. Please dig in to this podcast and let us know your thoughts on the subjects that were covered. 

Cecilia Gorman and Kelly Irons - 11/19/2019

Cecilia Gorman and Kelly Irons - 11/19/2019

February 10, 2020

Chris Dyer's guests this week are Cecilia Gorman, Owner at Creative Talent Partners: Employee Training & Development Consultancy - Specializing in maximizing employee potential, especially in new or struggling managers and teams. And Kelly Irons, CEO of developUS which was founded to increase the performance of teams by providing customized interventions, followed by individual coaching, to maximize learning and transformation.

These 2 powerhouse CEO guests really raise the bar for our listeners in terms of their experience, creativity, and ingenuity in their related fields. This is not a podcast that you will want to skip.

Steven Sisler and Paul Gibbons - 11/5/2019

Steven Sisler and Paul Gibbons - 11/5/2019

February 10, 2020

TalentTalk guests this week include Steven Sisler, President at Behavioral Resource Group and Author of the two groundbreaking behavior books, "The Four People Types and What Drives Them" and "What Moves Us: an integrated look at human motivation." And Paul Gibbons: Author, Professor, Keynote Speaker, and Consultant who specializes in leading change, strategy, and helping businesses navigate ethical challenges (AI, automation, discrimination, harassment, digital privacy, international competition, and fraud).

This episode is loaded with great conversations about human behavior, AI, and leading change in the workplace. Have a listen and let us know your thoughts!

 

Tristan Kromer and Kraig Kistinger - 10/29/2019

Tristan Kromer and Kraig Kistinger - 10/29/2019

February 10, 2020

On this episode of TalentTalk Radio, Chris welcomes Tristan Kromer: Innovation Coach and Founder of Kromatic as well as Kraig Kistinger the Director of HR for National Tube Supply. 

Chris and Tristan gave our listeners a lot to consider... "You really need to have #innovation as a core concept of your company". This episode has lots of takeaways and you can find out more at https://www.kromatic.com/ .

Director of HR, Kraig Kistinger, and Chris delve into the nuances of the HR world. Have a listen for some inspiration and engaging dialogue!