Talent Talk
Steve Canal & Suzanne Justice 11/10/21

Steve Canal & Suzanne Justice 11/10/21

January 26, 2021

Connect with us on this podcast episode of TalentTalk with PeopleG2 CEO, Chris Dyer, as we discuss team connections and leadership in talent management. First we welcome to the show, Steve Canal, Co-Founder of One Venture Group to discuss the management systems used to stay connected with teams. We go over the "musts" of leadership development, discuss the "fail forward" concept, and learn about Steve's coined phrase, "corporatepreneur."

Stay tuned for the next part of our show as we continue our talent management discussion about team engagement and staffing solutions with Suzanne Justice, Founder & CEO of Blake Rian Consulting and Amazon Best Selling Author. She starts with tips, tricks, and tools to keep your team engaged and further shares advice for for candidates looking to get back to work, for companies trying to hire and grow, how to adjust to the changing market during the pandemic.

Emma El-Karout & Mahe Bayireddi 01/19/21

Emma El-Karout & Mahe Bayireddi 01/19/21

January 24, 2021

We wanted to give PeopleG2 CEO and TalentTalk host, Chris Dyer, a run for his "name game" money with this this episode with executives making big changes in the workplace development movement. We welcomed Emma El-Karout, One Circle, CEO and Founder to chat about the inter relationship between freelance talent marketplace and global talent markets and how freelance talent platforms can co-exist with the development of high-performing teams.  We projected future options to scale talent while leveraging on a HR freelance platform or Marketplace and how traditional career growth is shifting as people are redesigning and taking control over their careers.

Joined next by the brilliant, Mahe Bayireddi, Phenom CEO & Co-Founder we discuss the power of artificial intelligence and his VERY ambitious goal to help one billion people find the right job! Mahe speaks with countless CHROs every year and she's with us what keeps them up at night; including the costs of candidates and companies not finding that right fit and how AI and automation can help recruiters and hiring managers be more efficient. This is the work, hiring, onboarding future. Join us for the conversation.

Vince Thompson & Thomas Capone 01/12/21

Vince Thompson & Thomas Capone 01/12/21

January 24, 2021

Get ready to chat THE FUTURE... of sports, medicine, work, and education. Join PeopleG2 CEO & TalentTalk host, Chris Dyer, as he welcomes Vince Thompson, Founder and CEO of MELT, a successful sports marketing agency. They discuss both the importance of utilizing social media in job searching and the disadvantage not to have an established social media presence. We revisit building your personal brand along with some common mistakes people make on social media that can hurt their personal brand in the eyes of a potential employer. If you're a social butterfly (or in any leadership or marketing position) this one's for you.

Be sure to stay tuned as Chris welcomes Chair and CEO, NYDLA.org, Thomas Capone to the show where we continue our “coping with Covid” conversation, and the future of work, education, and medicine. We chat paradigm shifts for remote work, and the movement of evolution in tech and work. Weigh in on what 2021 will look like with these leadership influencers.

Jennifer Mackin & Sarah McVanel 01/05/21

Jennifer Mackin & Sarah McVanel 01/05/21

January 24, 2021

Hello 2021! On the first episode of 2021, PeopleG2 CEO & host, Chris Dyer, interviews Jennifer Mackin, Author, Principal and CEO at Oliver Group and Principal, and President Leadership Pipeline Institute US. We chat about her book’s reference that the U.S. has been developing leaders the same way since the 1960s and  why that approach doesn’t work today. We discuss how current company leaders, such as CEOs and heads of HR, can create a better leadership development approach that results in effective leaders for their company’s future; including being directly involved in training the next wave of company leaders, and millennials demands.

It’s time to RECOGNIZE the power of company culture with the second TalentTalk guest, Sarah McVanel, President and Founder & Chief Recognition Officer at Greatness Magnified. We start with why recognition matters and if a culture can really be defined by how much recognition is present.  Are there ways most people want to be recognized, or does it vary? If so, how can leaders know or keep track when they have so many reports, work remotely, are busy, etc.? Get the answers to these questions and more on this episode. 

Dan Sines & Brett Cooper and Evans Kerrigan 11/03/20

Dan Sines & Brett Cooper and Evans Kerrigan 11/03/20

December 1, 2020

We love tools for talent management success. And so, we've invited Traitify team members on the show more than once with real tools for real life. On this episode of TalentTalk, host Chris Dyer talks with Dan Sines, CEO and co-founder of Traitify, a machine learning algorithm that combines employee performance data and personality data to prioritize applicants who match top performers. Dan shares with our listeners why visual-based assessment and automation in HR are important and what teams should look out for when hiring fully remote for the holiday season or year round. 

We're joined next by authorship pair, Brett Cooper and Evans Kerrigan, Co-Founders of Integris Performance Advisors and Co-Authors of, "Solving the People Problem." Naturally, they share just what the "people problem" is and how DISC-EQ is a part of the solution in the real world. Together we discuss how they find ways to work together as teams, be better leaders, and more efficient in organizations. Recognize and honor differences by how we work together. Download this engaging podcast for more on managing EQ framework to solve the people problem.

John Bernatovicz & DJ Eidson 10/20/20

John Bernatovicz & DJ Eidson 10/20/20

December 1, 2020

People are unique, employees are unique, and executive management styles are no different. On this episode of Talent Talk, host Chris Dyer interviews company founders using their own techniques for talent management. We are first joined by John Bernatovicz, Founder of Willory, a Staffing and Consulting Company for HR & Payroll. John shares about his journey writing his book, "HR Like a Boss" and his prestigious award that recognizes the best companies for attracting and retaining top performers. He also shares his story of going remote and his primary focus to ensure organizational success as a leader in a 100% virtual company. 

Our next guest on the show is DJ Eidson, Co-Founder and COO of Limitless Minds, who shares about his #1 rule for leadership, why belief is important as a leader, and his focus on Neutral Thinking. He shares everything from identifying talent to his biggest hiring failure, all with a focus on how to build a strong company culture. DJ's engaging attitude is sure to get you fired up for your own talent management needs and inspired to make change.

Summer Crenshaw & Colin J Browne 10/13/2020

Summer Crenshaw & Colin J Browne 10/13/2020

December 1, 2020

Get the 411 on executive management resources with today's leaders on TalentTalk. Host, Chris Dyer, is joined first by Summer Crenshaw, serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author, and CEO of TalentNow, a contingent workforce management software. Summer shares with us stories of lessons learned about talent management during COVID, how companies can create culture in a remote world, and how companies can better work with contingent labor. We discuss what the future might look like and how companies are keeping their gig workers loyal. 

 

Our next guest to share about management today is Colin J. Browne, The Culture Guy. This keynote speaker, Founder of Happy Sandpit, and author of "How To Build a Happy Sandpit" joined us to the second half of the show to talk about the biggest challenges and best parts of remote work. He shares about his suggested main focus to drive employee engagement and we chat core values and lessons in culture.  

Keith Jackson & Marc Ensign 10/06/2020

Keith Jackson & Marc Ensign 10/06/2020

December 1, 2020

It’s fall in OC and we’re falling in love with shared stories of talent management on Talent Talk. Download this episode with Keith Jackson, Managing Partner at ETEC Consulting Group, to hear about stories of international talent management across the world. He shares about challenges in foreign countries, team selection, facilitating team meetings, and other nuances to leading in multi cultural and multi lingual group while maintaining company values. 

Stay tuned for the second half of the show where host, Chris Dyer, interviews Marc Ensign, The Big Cheese at LoudMouse, who works with companies that are in hyper-competitive and commoditized markets and want to differentiate themselves. Marc focuses on investing time on personal brands, the 3 most important aspects (Identity, Visibility, & Authority), and how it’s all related to leadership.

Karin Hurt and David Dye 09/29/20

Karin Hurt and David Dye 09/29/20

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.

Paul Estes & Tara Furiani, Not the HR Lady 09/15/2020

Paul Estes & Tara Furiani, Not the HR Lady 09/15/2020

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.”

Robert & Zaira Solano 09/08/2020

Robert & Zaira Solano 09/08/2020

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.

Jill Ratliff and Ayinde Alakoye 09/01/2020

Jill Ratliff and Ayinde Alakoye 09/01/2020

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.

 

Karen Robinson and James M. Kerr 08/25/2020

Karen Robinson and James M. Kerr 08/25/2020

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.

Annette White-Klososky and Richard Franzi 08/18/2020

Annette White-Klososky and Richard Franzi 08/18/2020

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.

Mary G. Russell and Mari Ryan 08/11/2020

Mary G. Russell and Mari Ryan 08/11/2020

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.

Nancy Michieli and Pattie Grimm 08/04/2020

Nancy Michieli and Pattie Grimm 08/04/2020

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.

Dr. Heather Myers and Ben Brooks 07/28/2020

Dr. Heather Myers and Ben Brooks 07/28/2020

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.

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!

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