HRD Advisory Group Podcasts

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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. 


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