HRD Advisory Group Podcasts 2019

Episodes presented from first to latest

022: Leadership Creates the Culture…Good or Bad | Scott Zigmond

Scott Zigmond is the VP of Sales and Marketing at Performance Services, an Indianapolis-based company that constructs high-performing buildings with optimal environments. 

Throughout Scott’s career in organizations such as General Electric and Roche, he has focused on getting results through others, and he attributes his business success to his spotlight on people.

As a West Point Military Academy graduate, Scott learned about the connection between leadership and culture early in his career. In this episode, you’ll hear his story on values-based leadership and what he learned about himself during a situation when he witnessing downright poor leadership.

What kind of culture are YOU creating? You’ll want to listen in to Scott’s advice. 

021: Driving Change in a Traditional Organization | Britni Saunders

When you think of progressive, future-focused people strategies, state government probably doesn’t come to mind. However, wait until you hear what this week’s guest on Being [at Work] is up to.

Britni Saunders is the Director of the Indiana State Personnel Department (SPD) – and a proud Hoosier. She was appointed to her position by the Governor of Indiana, Eric Holcomb, to align with his initiative of taking Indiana to the next level.

Her mission at SPD? Transform the employee experience for 30,000 employees statewide.

Listen in to hear why Britni continues to raise her hand when it comes to providing people solutions to business problems. 

020: On a Mission to Close the Gap in Pay Equality | Jill Trimmel

Did you know that women control 85% of national spending? And yet, women earn 20% less than men. Today’s guest on Being [at Work] is on a mission to change that. 

Jill Trimmel is the President and Owner of Artrip Solutions and the creator of iwillclosethegap.com, an initiative to empower those who want an active role in creating gender diversity and equality. 

After multiple promotions, yet remaining as the only woman at the table in a male-dominated industry, Jill reflected on her career journey and knew she had to do something. In this episode, you’ll hear Jill’s pivotal moment when she asked herself, ‘What have I changed?’ 

Hear why Jill felt compelled to drive change, and how she pushes back her fears to continue the mission for pay equality. 

019: Choosing Family AND Career in a New Environment | Maia Siprashvili-Lee

Imagine the challenge of starting your life over in a new country [on a new continent!] 

Maia Siprashvili-Lee is the Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Supplier Diversity at the Indiana Department of Administration. She has spent her career in government leadership and moved to the United States from her home country of Georgia in 2013. In Georgia, Maia served as the Deputy Minister of Defense. 

In this episode of Being [at Work], you’ll hear Maia’s story of perseverance through a major life transition – not just on her own, but also with her family. 

How can you change your inner world throughout exiting AND challenging moments? You’ll want to hear Maia’s advice. 

 

018: The Story Behind The Leadership Challenge Journey | Jim Kouzes

Jim Kouzes is a bestselling author, an award-winning speaker and, according to the Wall Street Journal, one of the 12 best executive educators in the United States. 

He is also the co-author of The Leadership Challenge, which is named one of the 100 best business books of all time. Jim and his co-author Barry Posner are currently working on the seventh edition of this book. 

A highly-regarded leadership scholar and an experienced executive, Jim believes that the best leaders are the best learners. 

Listen in to hear the story behind the creation of The Leadership Challenge as Jim digs into his leadership research, plus shares his personal leadership insights. 

 

017: Taking a Big Leap – What’s the Worst That Could Happen? | Patty Hatter

“What’s the worst that could happen?”

This is a question that Patty Hatter, SVP Global Customer Services at Palo Alto Networks, frequently asks herself.  

Patty isn’t afraid to take the unfamiliar path. Throughout her career, she’s experienced all different types of roles from operations to tech startups to for-profit board positions. 

The theme of simply figuring it out has been with her during all of this, and it’s led her to take some big leaps. 

How does resiliency play a role in taking these leaps? Check out Patty’s inspiring story. 

016: Laying the Groundwork for Your Future | Melissa Davis

You never know where your path is going to lead. That’s one of the key themes from this Being [at Work] episode with Melissa Davis.

Melissa is the President of BSA LifeStructures, a design firm that creates inspired solutions to improve lives, and she’s incredibly passionate about the impact BSA has on so many people. 

She believes if you do work that you love and be the best that you can be, everything else will fall into place and align. 

You’ll want to hear Melissa’s story, and why she stresses to never be afraid of doing what works for YOU and your journey. Listen in.

015: Equipping Early-Career HR Leaders | Next Gen Talent 

Host Andrea Butcher understands that leadership is hard in today’s complex, dynamic work environment. 

On this episode of Being [at Work], she’s discussing Next Gen Talent, an initiative to equip early-career human resources leaders to best serve their organizations through the development of key business skills.

The group was created to fill the gap in the development of business skills for HR leaders, and four leaders from this group join Andrea in today’s episode. 

Listen in as Next Gen Talent’s Kathleen Armbruster, Kiley Schmitz, Lauren Parke, and Kim Spivey explain why they’re passionate about disrupting the shift when it comes to HR. 

014: Making Decisions That Are Right for You | Lisa Price

Lisa Price is the Executive VP of Human Resources at KAR Global, a company that provides support, technology, and logistics for the used vehicle industry. 

As an attorney and leader of the HR talent function for KAR, Lisa is responsible for identifying and implementing best practices that enable all human resources teams to act as strategic partners to the company, and efficiently and effectively serve the needs of employees.

In this episode, Lisa explains the importance of staying true to your authentic self, recognizing your strengths and the support you surround yourself with. You’ll hear how these key themes show up in her career-defining moments.

Do your people know you have their back? Are you putting them in a position to win every day? Listen in to Lisa’s advice. 

013: Success with Less: Making More Time for You | Karen Mangia

Karen Mangia is Vice President, Customer & Market Insights at Salesforce, author of Success with Less, and TEDx speaker, and she knows what it’s like to lead a life with a full calendar. 

As a recovering activity addict and overachiever, it was challenging for Karen to say ‘no.’ Soon, she wasn’t feeling like herself. She finally reached a point where she realized she was ignoring the signs that she needed to slow down and focus on her needs. Sound familiar? 

In this episode, Karen discusses how she has learned to live in the messy through the words ‘yes, never, and release.’ As she started being intentional about taking care of herself, she realized she could better serve others. 

Listen in to hear Karen’s practical strategies when it comes to creating more room for YOU in the midst of a full calendar. 

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