HRD Advisory Group Podcasts 2019

Episodes presented from first to latest

026: The Big Impact of the Little Things | Karen Alter

Karen Alter is a Partner and the CEO at Borshoff, an Indianapolis-based full-service communications agency, and was recently named a ‘Woman of Influence’ by the Indianapolis Business Journal.

Just when life felt truly on track, Karen got some big news that could have knocked her off track. But because of the relationships, support, and confidence of her work family at Borshoff, she not only led through this challenge with grace, she also emerged as a stronger leader.

How can you use challenging experiences to shape who you are as a leader? Listen in.



• Connect with Karen: Karen on Linked In
• Learn more about Borshoff: Borshoff
• Connect with Andrea: Andrea on Linked In
• Learn more about HRD Advisory Group: HRD Advisory Group

025: Go After It and Believe in Yourself | Mona Euler

Mona Euler is the Founder and President of My Healthcare Advocate, a company on a mission to help patients and families solve healthcare problems.

She developed an entrepreneurial spirit at age 11 when she started mowing lawns, and her passion for healthcare and the elderly also came at a young age. In this episode, you’ll hear Mona’s inspirational story about going after your goals and believing in yourself.

Throughout her various roles, including CEO at multiple healthcare institutions, one thing has remained constant: her love of solving healthcare problems and being a patient and family advocate.

Check out Mona’s story on the Being [at Work] podcast.



Connect with Mona:
Connect with Andrea:
Learn more about HRD Advisory Group:

024: Nothing Great Happens Without Adversity | Scott Miller

When Scott Miller was in college, the director of campus activities told him, ‘You can be a leader,’ and gave him a leadership book. This simple act made a huge impact on him and he’s been a student of leadership ever since. Scott now serves as the President of Bowman Construction, a company that focuses on general contracting, value engineering possibilities, design and build options, and concrete and carpentry services.

Throughout his career, there has been a clear theme of growth for Scott – growing people and growing businesses. Listen in to hear Scott’s pivotal moment when he was completely caught off guard and came upon the realization that nothing great happens without adversity.



023: Transparency in the Performance of Your Team | Joe Barrett

At any given time, your team members should be able to ask, ‘Where am I?’ in regards to their performance, and understand your perspective on how they’re doing.

Joe Barrett is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at DuraMark Technologies, a company that provides labels for industrial manufacturers whose products and equipment are exposed to harsh environments.

Joe has a reputation for bringing a high level of integrity to the senior-level sales positions he has held throughout the years. He truly models transparency while leading with dignity, particularly when giving feedback to team members.

Listen in to hear Joe’s advice on why it’s incredibly important to value feedback in the workplace.


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, 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. 

Get New Episode Alerts to Your Inbox