Talent Talk
Patricia Jones and Jen Spencer - 10/22/2019

Patricia Jones and Jen Spencer - 10/22/2019

October 30, 2019

Patricia Jones, the CEO of Connected Arrows International and Jen Spencer, the President and CEO of The Creative Executive join Chris to talk about their thoughts on change management, culture and employee performance.

Patricia opened the show by talking about managing change, how strategic is to organizational success, and how leaders might be a roadblock at times to organizations being successful with change. She identifies pragmatic ways to solving for creating a marriage among new talent, and legacy talent, to enable organizations to move faster and think differently.

Jen talks about some of the things that help leaders grow and develop in their understanding of themselves as leaders in an organization. She also talks about some of the barriers of retention and the importance of companies providing opportunities to autonomy and self awareness as a key to sustainable career development within a company. 

Brian Covey and Andi Plantenberg - 10/15/2019

Brian Covey and Andi Plantenberg - 10/15/2019

October 18, 2019

Brian Covey, the VP of Regional Production for Loan Depot, joined Chris on TalentTalk to talk about some of the challenges that come about when working with remote teams as well as ensuring you are hiring the right people. He understands the difficulty in having tough conversations, but knows the value in having them and making them beneficial for both parties.

Andi Plantenberg, the Principal and Founder of FutureTight shares how employees need to have an entrepreneurial mindset within an organization which can only help the company as well as the employee find success. It's important for organizations to have fast and nimble foresight in order for them to stay ahead of the competition. 

Dr. Deena Brown and Kathy Hammond - 10/01/2019

Dr. Deena Brown and Kathy Hammond - 10/01/2019

October 4, 2019

Dr. Deena Brown, Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team and speaker on leadership shares her thoughts on what a culturally inclusive workplace looks like in the midst of a multi-generational workforce. She also let's listeners in on her "secret sauce" for hiring top talent in a highly competitive market. 

Kathy Hammond, the CEO of SalesFit Staffing Solutions makes her second appearance on TalentTalk. She talks about some of the key metrics that employers should consider in their talent acquisition plans. Her company is also developing an online platform that will help expedite job placements by matching employers to recruiting agencies. Listen to how this will be possible!

Matthew Peters and Daniel Mendieta - 09/24/2019

Matthew Peters and Daniel Mendieta - 09/24/2019

October 3, 2019

As a strategic asset to a company, HR can impact change and manage change effectively, Matthew Peters, the HR Director for the Fairfax County Park Authority shares in his interview with Chris Dyer. Having an effective employee relation strategy is a must, and great things can happen for an organization when they have this in place.

As the CEO and Founder of Global People Strategist, Daniel Mendieta knows about the challenges that come with engaging talent internationally, and acknowledged that many employers make mistakes when employing abroad. The biggest challenge for his company is staying up to date with labor laws in more than 100 companies, but they do it and this makes them successful in assisting organizations understand how to effectively manage a global workforce.

Darien George and Stephanie Navasu - 09/04/2019

Darien George and Stephanie Navasu - 09/04/2019

September 24, 2019

Darien George, a Managing Partner at Mackenzie, Eason and Associates talks about the importance of maintaining culture in the midst of M&A's, and how the culture can often times affect the success or failure of an M&A. He also shares how succession planning has become increasingly difficult with so much movement in the job market. Stephanie Navasu, the Talent Acquisition Manager for Bay Cities talks about how she has aligned talent strategy with the strategic plan of the company, which has helped to keep talent and allow talent to grow with the company. 

Annette Franz and Lisa DiVirgilio Arnold - 08/20/2019

Annette Franz and Lisa DiVirgilio Arnold - 08/20/2019

September 4, 2019

Annette Franz, the Founder/CEO of CX Journey talks about the importance of the employee experience and how any successful organization makes this a priority. Leaders need to listen to their employees, and involve them in decisions and changes. Lisa DiVirgilio Arnold, the COO of We Are Mammoth and Kin HR talks about the importance of keeping engagement high in her organizations, as well as the success companies find when they utilize a team dynamic.

Ken Meeks and Nathan Hirsch - 08/13/2019

Ken Meeks and Nathan Hirsch - 08/13/2019

August 16, 2019

Ken Meeks, the President and CEO of ResourceOne International talks about the challenges of finding good candidates when unemployment is so low, and also shares how ResourceOne differentiates itself in a competitive industry and keeps it's partners happy and moving forward with top talent. Nathan Hirsch, the owner of FreeeUp shares how his company helps business owners by providing top freelance talent which provides many advantages over regular employees. 

Mary Fox and Troy Hoffman - 08/06/2019

Mary Fox and Troy Hoffman - 08/06/2019

August 16, 2019

Mary Fox, the CEO of Marlow talks about the importance of personalized development for employees, encouraging them to create their own development plan. She also expresses the importance of the role of HR and managers in ensuring that positive growth happens among employees. Troy Hoffman, the CEO and Founder of Simpluris, shares about his desire to encourage others to be better at what they do and to create a new story for themselves. He also talks about the need for entrepreneurs to scale their businesses to provide a higher level of freedom. 

Mohamed Latib and Tami Andres - 07/30/2019

Mohamed Latib and Tami Andres - 07/30/2019

August 13, 2019

CX University helps organizations focus on the Customer Experience and become more aligned with the company goals, according to Mohamed Latib, the CEO of CX University. Being competent in customer experience is a strategic imperative for organizations. Tami Andres, the VP of HR for Goodwin and Company shares her thoughts on the most important aspects of leadership, and how important it is for HR to embrace their strategic role in the company. 

Jeff Bain and Allison Maslan - 07/23/2019

Jeff Bain and Allison Maslan - 07/23/2019

August 13, 2019

Jeff Bain, the CEO of TeamTraction talks about how the Traction System can help improve business performance and achieve growth goals. It's important that companies continue to strive for goals to eliminate the possibility of backsliding. Allison Maslan, the CEO at Pinnacle Global Network shares her experience in building businesses, but also talks about how organizations can become stuck for years at the same level. Her book, Scale or Fail helps business owners to lay out a plan to scale their company.

Kathleen Delano and Chris Chancey - 07/16/2019

Kathleen Delano and Chris Chancey - 07/16/2019

August 7, 2019

Kathleen Delano, the CEO of PMIC, Inc. shares about the challenges of managing geographically diverse teams. She also talks about the importance of ensuring everyone is engaged in their work. Chris Chancey, the Founder and CEO of Amplio Recruiting talks about his company's emphasis on hiring refugees, and the benefits of hiring refugees who are eager to work for their employers. 

Bart Valdez and Brian Arandez - 06/18/2019

Bart Valdez and Brian Arandez - 06/18/2019

June 25, 2019

Fastaff's Rapid Response and their commitment to meeting the anticipated demands of the projected healthcare provider shortage in the coming years helps keep them ahead of others in the market. Bart Valdez, the CEO at US Nursing Corporation and Fastaff has built a strong team of leaders and a thriving culture within his organization and is proof that with a strong culture, companies will thrive. Brian Arandez, the CEO of Thingify and Maroon Vault talks about how important it is to have employees that are fulfilled in their work, and having a company that is relationship driven rather than just driving the "machine."

John Hoefer and Janelle Mitchell - 06/11/2019

John Hoefer and Janelle Mitchell - 06/11/2019

June 20, 2019

John Hoefer and Janelle Mitchell are two great leaders who draw out the best in the organizations they work with. John is the President at Milestone Risk Management & Insurance Services who believes that the best way to handle difficult situations is to collaborate with his team, or partners, and develop solutions. He also strongly believes in the power of listening and using feedback as an advantage. Janelle, an Executive Consultant in HR with HR Squared is known for building human resource capacity within an organization. She believes in a strategy focused around people initiatives as a way of building a strong culture.

Regina Romeo and Vinay Johar - 06/04/2019

Regina Romeo and Vinay Johar - 06/04/2019

June 19, 2019

Regina Romeo, the Director of HR for CPS HR Consulting has spent her entire career devoted to human resources. She is driven by continuing to meet the challenges presented as a strategic partner through HR. Vinay Johar, the CEO at RChilli shares his insights on the HR Tech Industry, the challenges of this unique side of HR, and what the future looks like for the recruiting industry with this new technology. 

Dov Baron and Milton Green - 05/28/2019

Dov Baron and Milton Green - 05/28/2019

June 19, 2019

Purpose matters in business because people want to be a part of something bigger and make a difference, according to Consultant and Author Dov Baron. Passion for your work is the vehicle that transports purpose. Milton Green, HR Director for Charter Communications, talks about the importance of data analytics in HR, and how to win the war for talent when unemployment is low. 

John Bernatovicz and Charles Wilson - 05/21/2019

John Bernatovicz and Charles Wilson - 05/21/2019

June 6, 2019

Building an award winning company culture can be a challenge under regular circumstances, but when the company is virtual it makes it that much more difficult. John Bernatovicz, Founder of Willory, shares what it takes to create an effective culture in a virtual environment, as well as sharing his secrets about making employees thrive in this type of environment. Charles Wilson, CEO of the Southern CA Water Coalition talks about motivating volunteers and how he identifies the most effective leaders.

Kiffany Hoover and Dawn Myers - 05/14/2019

Kiffany Hoover and Dawn Myers - 05/14/2019

June 5, 2019

Finding the right talent is a key for a startup, and identifying people who bring opposite strengths of the entrepreneur help to ensure that the company will reach its revenue goals, says Kiffany Hoover, an HR and Human Capital Strategist. Our second guest, Dawn Myers, Director of People & Culture for Montage International talks about the importance of leaders building relationships and how these relationships strengthens the culture and brings about results.

Tim Brownson and Cici Perrier - 05/07/2019

Tim Brownson and Cici Perrier - 05/07/2019

May 28, 2019

Coaching life coaches is what drives Tim Brownson, the owner of Coach the Life Coach. It's important for him to see people start making changes in their lives, and ensuring that those that are helping them are getting the help they need as well. Cici Perrier, the CEO of Snowfox knows what it means to align leadership and employees and why this is a vital formula for success. Employees need to be motivated to help the company succeed.

David Kirsch and Joyoti Banerji - 04/30/2019

David Kirsch and Joyoti Banerji - 04/30/2019

May 23, 2019

Organizational culture is a passion for David Kirsch, Business Consultant, Trainer at Simplitude. Having adopted and implemented the Coaching Kata, he utilizes this to help organizations stimulate a culture towards continuous improvement. For Joyoti Banerji, helping organizations design and implement their workplace culture to create the desired business outcomes is what drives her in her work as a consultant. She wants to help companies find what they are doing wrong with their cultures so that they can correct them and move forward with successful results. 

Rachel McGehee and Gus Van Dender - 04/23/2019

Rachel McGehee and Gus Van Dender - 04/23/2019

May 22, 2019

Connecting to self, other and to the planet are the authentic connections one can make, according to Rachel McGehee. She also talks about the need for strong connections within remote teams to strengthen the bonds between team members. Gus Van Dender concludes the show by talking about his passion and obsession with culture and community within an organization. He points out that companies should not take a cookie cutter approach to their culture, but rather find what fits to make it successful.

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