October 13, 2020
Keeping the sprit of talented duos alive, we welcome Karin Hurt & David Dye, Founders at Lets Grow Leaders, to Talent Talk to discuss Courageous Cultures with practical tips and leadership tactics for this new era of business. They share practical tools and techniques that leaders can use immediately to make a difference. Karin & David remind leaders to do anything they can do to foster genuine human connection. They confidently share that it is worth the time investment to help your team know a good idea when they see one and to learn how to vet it for viability using the IDEA Model: Why is this idea INTERESTING? Is it DOABLE? Is it ENGAGING? What are some key ACTIONS?
Download the podcast to hear more about where Karin & David think about company culture and where the future lies… in creativity and empathy for customers. Using clarity and curiosity, you may begin where you aren’t. Courageous Cultures is about lessons in How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates. Don’t miss these tools for leadership success.
October 13, 2020
On this Talent Talk, we welcome Paul Estes, editor-In-chief, podcast host, & best selling author, sharing the solutions of Gig Mindset. After spending 20 years in Big Tech, in many ways, Paul considers himself a corporate refugee. Listen in as he shares about a world where there is more opportunity to gain balance and be more productive. He shares how embracing a gig mindset help you to become a future-proof employee. And how to use the T.I.D.E. Model for leveraging freelancers and VAs: Taskify. Identify. Delegate. Evolve.
Stay tuned for the second half of the show with the hilarious and inspiring, Tara Furiani, Not the HR Lady, to discuss why leadership needs to change NOW. We have to be humans first. She reminds us that often leadership looks a lot like confusion. It is now disruption adjacent. She encourages us to stop being fearful of saying something wrong or calling out bad behavior. She warns, “We have so much to do as employees & leaders but, in both courts, we have to start shifting our mindset & natural behaviors to be more inclusive, more aware, and intolerant of things awry. Normalize talking about things that are hard.”
September 28, 2020
On this very special edition of Talent Talk, we share the full guest hour with a married alpha couple, Robert and Zaira Solano. Join host Chris Dyer as he interviews Robert Solano, former pilot, aerospace engineer, senior manager in the aviation industry, and West Point graduate; and Zaira Solano, badass entrepreneur and founder & CEO of Immigration law firm, Solano Law Firm. Download this podcast for lessons for entrepreneurs to build a powerful marriage, succeed in business, achieve financial freedom, and build a spectacular life. The work-life balance struggle is real and this couple has real tools for growth.
Then pick up a copy of Alpha Couples where The Solanos share challenges of balancing a corporate job with an entrepreneurial career, & teach us how to be successful in finances, time management, and with each other.
September 28, 2020
This is the podcast to download for an eclectic mix of practical leadership advice and resources for culture efforts and diversity in the workplace and as an overall lifestyle.
Join host, Chris Dyer, as he welcomes our first guest, Jill Ratliff, Executive Coach, Leadership Speaker, author of Leadership through Trust and Collaboration, and longtime mentor with Pathbuilders. They discuss the current state and condition of challenges facing leaders today (both with Covid and racial tensions,) and how to lead in these extraordinary times.
Later joined by, Ayinde Alakoye, serial entrepreneur, top keynote speaker, and the Co-founder of his third live broadcast radio streaming venture, nēdl, Chris has his 2nd interview with Ayinde. They share stories of Zoom fatigue, experience as an African American both raising venture capital and simply showing up for work after major news like George Floyd's murder. Learn more about every day live broadcasting resources for your own podcasting and his business, nēdl, "democratizes access to information and the microphone itself!"
Collect resources and stories from this podcast to help motivate personal growth and team & talent management.
September 22, 2020
On this episode of Talent Talk, we welcome guest Karen Robinson, VP of HR at Exemplis, about virtual work trends; and guest, James M. Kerr, Management Consultant, Author, Coach and Founder of Indispensable Consulting on building resilient culture.
Tune in as Karen Robinson discusses the effectiveness of telecommuting and other aspects of a success virtual workforce. From successful personalities to being personally successful, we discuss virtual work trends and direction.
Stay for the next half of the show where we discuss authenticity and resilience in leadership with James M. Kerr. Leadership is a choice and we focus on culture transformation and design within that choice. Join the talk about trust-building as a cultural dynamic. Where does trust fit into today’s corporate cultures?
Let this executive enriched podcast inspire you to evaluate and grow with real stories about how real leaders are leading.
September 21, 2020
This is the podcast to tune into for hot topic discussions on company culture and talent management from NextGen workforce to Pandemic trends and it’s impact on leadership.
Join host, Chris Dyer, as he chats with Annette White-Klososky, Co-Founder Future Point of View; Women's Executive Board, about running peer advisory groups, executive struggles, NextGen workforce, healthy work culture, virtual leadership styles, and more.
Ric Franzi, Partner at Renaissance Executive Forums joins for the second half of the show. Ric starts his focus on the critical aspects of leadership being tested during these unprecedented times. With his study of unintended consequences, we discuss if it was a surprise and how we can find opportunity during the challenges. Join the discussion on 2020 business and economic forecasts and emerging long term trends.
September 14, 2020
Download this workforce well being focused podcast as host, Chris Dyer, leads a discussion on the role of Human Resources and how organizations can create culture that supports the their workforce. Join guests Mary Russell, President/Founder of The Grady Group, a Human Resources Company, and Mari Ryan, CEO/Founder of Advancing Wellness and they share leadership tips, tricks, and tools for success.
"In your people lies your own strength and weaknesses." Mary G. Russell of The Grady Group reminds us of the importance of emotional intelligence and respect for all workers, including the bottom line essential individual. She reminds executives that it is more costly to do nothing than to take immediate action to correct the problem. And in many cases, issues came to surface because no one took action.
Advancing Wellness CEO & Founder, Mari Ryan, later shares with listeners about strategies on how companies can create cultures that support the well-being of their workplace. She encourages us look at how policies, benefits, physical space, and more that contribute to employee well-being because when we see that people feel good and connected to the purpose of an organization, they are more productive, engaged, and likely to stay with that organization for a long time. “When creating culture, we are thinking about creating a people centrist organization that demonstrates caring.”
Have a listen for some inspiration on living with distraction and still seeing the connections that contribute to well being and successful company cultures.
August 24, 2020
Download or stream this workplace equality focused episode of TalentTalk with host, Chris Dyer. Join our first guest, Nancy Michieli, Rapid Transformational Therapy Practitioner and Coach, as she shares about the importance of feminine energy and how it can be used to improve team performance. Nancy answers questions like, "Why is alignment more important than procedures and task-driven activities?" And, "How can a leader use Mindset and Language to improve the success of a team and themselves?"
Stick around for our next guest, Author, Speaker, Trainer, Coach and Women's Advocate, Pattie Grimm. She shares with us the shocking statistics about women in the workplace and why it's so important for companies to take women’s equality and pay parity seriously. Pattie and Chris answer questions like, "Does creating a more inclusive workplace really benefit the company’s bottom-line?" And, "What can men do?"
Pattie shares, "We still need to kick, not kiss, that glass ceiling.” Tune in to this podcast download to see if you agree.
August 24, 2020
On this episode of TalentTalk, Chris Dyer is first joined by Dr. Heather Myers, Chief Psychology Officer at Traitify. Listen in as they discuss the role psychology plays in the workplace, specifically during the hiring or on-boarding process. And answer questions like, "With much of the hourly and essential workforce impacted by COVID-19, how do companies need to do to prepare for the increase of applications." Or, "How can companies still provide a personalized candidate experience even with limited resources?"
Joined next by Pilot Founder & CEO, Ben Brooks, Chris asks questions about COVID employee development and work/life integration changes. Discover what good leadership looks like in a virtual context and how career development will evolve as our workforce becomes more remote. They don't shy aware from the important talk of diversity and inclusion culture without a shared office. Ben answers questions like, "How will HR's role shift in the years ahead?"
Join the conversation and learn more about how leaders and what leaders and employees can do to prepare for the future.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.