HRD Advisory Group Podcasts

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BONUS: Trusting Yourself | Natalie Wilkinson

Natalie Wilkinson is the General Manager of Corporate Strategy and Planning for Toyota North America.

Have you ever thought to yourself, “there’s no way I can do this”? Natalie did. But she continued to push through.

Throughout her years (and promotions) at Toyota, Natalie realized the value of getting to know her team and learning their roles, which therefore built their trust in her as a leader.

In this episode, you’ll hear why Natalie started trusting herself – and how it impacted her career.

004: Building Trust | Kent Kramer

Kent Kramer is the President and CEO of Goodwill Central & Southern Indiana.

Kent is a servant leader who uses his platform as an advocate opportunity to enable others – whether it’s in the community with his team members – or at home with his family.

In this episode, you’ll hear Kent’s passion for mentorship – he loves listening, learning, and helping others. From recent college graduates to somebody making a career transition to a person just trying to find their way in life – Kent has a gift for mentoring.

Listen in as Kent explains why it’s important to truly get to know your people and listen to their concerns in order to build trust.

003: Rebuilding Your Team | Philip Mann

“As leaders, we have an enormous responsibility to our people.”

Philip Mann is the Senior Director Facility Leader at Macy’s, where he manages a large operational team. He understands knowing people personally goes a long way to supporting their productivity.

Several years ago, Philip went through a time in his career where there was a cultural breakdown. Turnover was high, and employees weren’t happy, to say the least.

In this episode, you’ll hear how Philip started the slow and steady process of rebuilding his team. How did he do it?

002: Reinventing Yourself | M.T. Ray

In the early 2000s, M.T. Ray (@MTRay27), SVP of Global Resources for Cheetah Digital, found herself living in a new city with a new job, only to lose it a few years later due to the economy.

So, how did she handle the change? She evolved. From creating a Twitter profile to attending networking events to taking computer classes at a local library, she focused on sharpening her skills.

If your confidence is shaken, or you’re timid about networking opportunities, you’ll want to hear how M.T. reinvented herself through cultivating strong connections.

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