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Episodes 0 - 10
Episode 00: Meet the Panel
Learn about the hosts and their mission to reignite the appreciation for the human element of work.
Who are Dr. Charlene Rousseau, Karen Millsap & Melissa Powell? What is this podcast all about?
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Episode 01: Training Isn't Enough
Founder of P10 App & author of The Productivity Zone
There are so many corporate trainings but they only scratch the surface and then everything goes back to the way it was. There has to be a follow-up system to engage people in getting the most out of any training. Do fewer training topics with a series and built in follow up. If you are going to say something is important to the organization then management has to be willing to allow people to dedicate time to re-enforcing it.
In this episode we cover budgets and training; training curves; information overload; millennials and training; effective training in SMB’s; and building trust through training.
Penny Zenker is a strategic business coach, international speaker and trainer, and best-selling author of "The Productivity Zone”. Penny is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and business owners to think and act more strategically and as a result accelerate productivity and profits. Her proven methods leverages her personal experiences of building up and later selling a multi-million dollar business, as a senior executive at one of the worlds largest market research companies and working with business leaders all over the world as a Tony Robbins Business Coach.
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Episode 02: Leveraging the Power of Listening
Angel Del Valle
Director of Talent Development at NCCI
Listening is a pervasive part of everyday life both at home and at work. We spend more time listening than we do talking, and listening is the critical component to effective communication. Yet when it comes to skill development, listening tends to take a back seat to flashier aspects of communication—like presentation skills. This podcast focuses on effective listening techniques and gaining a better understanding of the message that is being conveyed.
In this podcast participants, will gain some insights to help answer the following: How well do I prepare, monitor, and correct my concentration so that I stay focused? How well do I build a complete and accurate understanding of the speaker’s message? Do I listen to others as I would have them listen to me? What are my strengths and areas for improvement as a listener? Additionally, how can I become a better listener?
Angel Del Valle is the Director of Talent Development in Human Resources at NCCI. Currently, Angel is responsible for designing, delivering, and managing talent development programs across the organization that enhance the skills and abilities of employees to support the achievement of NCCI’s strategic goals. He has been with NCCI for 17 years, beginning in 2001 as Consultant in Product Development then transferred to the Experience Rating Department as an Operations Manager in 2003. In 2012 Angel transferred into the Human Resources Division 1st in Talent Acquisition and then into Talent Development. Angel volunteers his instructional design and facilitation talent for charity organizations such as PACE Center for Girls, and in 2016 he was appointed to the Board of Directors for Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches.
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Episode 03: How Diversity & Inclusion Will Drive Next Generation Workplaces
President & CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting
Given the growing diversity in our workforce, it’s important for organizations to devise strategies to leverage diversity and foster inclusion for creativity, innovation, and overall profitability. In this episode, we explore what “diversity and inclusion” has meant in the past and how it’s definition is shifting in the workplace today, the concept of covering, and powerful inclusive and “ally” behaviors leaders can embrace to help drive this movement.
Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker and diversity and inclusion expert. She is the founder, president and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC), a strategic leadership and diversity consulting firm that coaches business leaders worldwide on critical issues of talent and workplace strategy. Brown is a passionate advocate for social equality who delves into the “business case for diversity” as she helps businesses foster healthier, more productive workplace cultures.
With over a decade of experience consulting to Fortune 500 companies including Toyota, Starbucks, and Capital One, Brown is a highly sought-after expert source on changing demographics, specific communities of identity including women, people of color, LGBT individuals, generations like Millennials, and the role of male leaders in change efforts.
Brown has appeared in leading media outlets such as The New York Times, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal, and on Fox News. Brown’s new book Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change (Advantage Media Group, November 2016) will inspire leadership to embrace the opportunity that diversity represents and empower advocates at all levels to find their voice and be a driving force in creating more enlightened organizations that resonate in a fast-changing world.
Episode 04: 21st Century Critical Human Skills that Robots Aren’t Able to Fill
Senior Editor at Large of FORTUNE Magazine
The world has an ever growing fear of change and the devaluation of human workers. It is true, technology is rapidly gaining on us and helping organizations to function we as humans normally do. So how can we prepare for this?
In this episode, Geoff will discuss’ with us what humans have that robots don’t and what makes it the critical skill to the economy of today and tomorrow. You’ll gain some key insight on how to prepare individuals and companies for this highly technological world of work. You’ll also here Geoff’s insight on what impact this all has on innovation, creativity and the way teams work.
Geoff Colvin is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on today's most significant trends in business. As a longtime editor and columnist for FORTUNE, he has become one of America's sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, globalization, wealth creation, the infotech revolution, and related issues.
Geoff’s new book is Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will. Amid rising anxiety over the advance of technology and its effects on human workers, the book identifies the skills of human interaction that will be key to success for people, businesses, and nations. The New York Times calls it “profound.” The Wall Street Journal raves that it’s a “big idea business book [that] weaves original reporting and humor into an intelligent narrative.” His groundbreaking bestseller Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everybody Else has been translated into over a dozen languages. Charlie Rose says it is “spectacular” and “fascinating.”
As a speaker, Geoff has engaged hundreds of audiences on six continents. He is also a skilled on-stage interviewer whose subjects have included Ben Bernanke, Henry Kissinger, Richard Branson, the Prince of Wales, Bill Gates, and many others. Geoff is one of America's preeminent business broadcasters, heard daily on the CBS Radio Network, where he has made over 10,000 broadcasts and reaches seven million listeners each week. He has appeared on dozens of TV programs.
Geoff is an honors graduate of Harvard with a degree in economics and has an M.B.A. from New York University.
Episode 05: The Evolution of Women in Leadership and Entrepreneurs
President of Consulting for Growth, Coaching for Growth
With tremendous experience as a leader and successful entrepreneur within a predominantly male dominated field, the construction industry, Deborah discusses what attracted her to the field and to what she attributes her success. During this session, we also explore the root of unconscious bias and how to uncover it within gender bias, the role mentorship plays in women entrepreneur and leadership development, and the changing landscape of the past, present, and future for women entrepreneurs.
Deborah Whitehouse, Owner and President of Consulting for Growth, Coaching for Growth – C2/4G is a professional coach, organizational consultant and mentor to her clients ranging from international firms to start ups to individuals, seeking help in managing strategy, performance, talent and careers.
Deborah is an entrepreneur currently managing her OD consulting business, and formerly owner and CEO for 15 years of Whitehouse Engineers, a consulting engineering firm. She was later appointed by the Governor of Florida to manage the Division of Building Construction. She then served as an operations specialist and later was promoted as an executive for a Fortune 500 firm. Deborah’s experiences provide a blended experience to deliver practical solutions and guidance for clients and their projects. She coaches executives and enjoys helping millennials, specializing in building competencies and transition strategies. She is recognized and published as a thought leader in personal development, talent management and organizational development.
Deborah holds a Master’s of Science in Psychological Counseling from Nova Southeastern University, is a certified Coach by the National Board of Certified Counselors, has acted on association Boards, and served as an adjunct professor. She spends her free time learning, traveling, and being a grandmother, her best role yet.
Episode 06: Measuring Organizational Culture: Identifying Attributes to Keep and Change
President of Partners4Performance
Organizational culture is a key driver of success. It impacts how leaders lead, office design, what is expected of people, and, ultimately, the experience people have with the organization. However, organizations rarely think about culture as a strategic tool and design the culture they wish to have. Rather, they do one-off projects like a leadership development class or introducing a new benefit and hope things get better without any metrics assessed as part of the design and with no overarching goal for change.
Best practice organizations measure various aspects of their culture and str
ategically design how they should be. They do this in the context of the organizations history, identity, and strategies. In this podcast, we discuss what culture is and why it’s important, strategies for measuring organizational culture, and cultural change and adaptability strategies.
Michael Sabbag is a leading author, advisor, executive, and coach on human capital, culture, and organizational performance. He is the President of Partners4Performance, which he started to help create great places to work. His specialty is improving organizational culture, coaching, leadership development, performance improvement, transforming HR, and speaking. He has over 30 years of experience, has consulted to hundreds of organizations, and has worked within organizations at the executive level. He received a B.S. in Psychology from Florida State University and an M.A. in Industrial Psychology from University of the Pacific. Additionally, he is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.
Episode 07: Discover Your Leadership Power Through Coaching
President & Founder of Discover Your Power LLC
Coaching is a powerful leadership development tool not leveraged as often as it should be. During this podcast episode, we explore key issues to engage employees through coaching, elements necessary for successful coaching, and benefits of coaching.
Lizeth Santamaria established her company Discover Your Power LLC in February of 2016. She created DYP as a way to pursue her purpose in life to and help others reach and accomplish their goals through life coaching, motivational speaking, and lupus advocacy. Lizeth is an HR leader with 11 years of experience who focuses on motivational speaking and coaching in the following areas: living life with lupus and health and wellness for women, career transitions, leadership empowerment and leadership coaching. She is passionate about helping people make progress towards changing their lives and inspiring them to feel empowered to take steps to create the life they want!
Episode 08: The Critical Need to Invest in Women Leaders
Founder & CEO of Equanimity Executive
We’re seeing a change with enrollment in undergraduate and graduate degrees with 65% being women. We’re also seeing a changing workforce, with more than half of the workforce today being comprised of women managing organizations. Join us as we discuss how this shift in demographics is impacting the workforce and how organizations can aptly prepare.
During this podcast, we also explore female leadership as an asset for sustainability and profitability and propose strategies for empowering women in impacting communities and the world at large.
Belinda MJ Brown was born and raised in Paris, France prior to move to the US in 2007. She has been "Planting The Seeds Of Change™ " within her clients [female leaders and executives] to support them to BE who they are wherever they are and shift corporate and community's cultures. Her business title is Certified Executive Coach and Women Success Expert.
Belinda has been a certified Emotional Intelligence practitioner and combine her expertise and experience to expand self-awareness and empathy in organizations and communities. As the founder and CEO [Creative Empowerment Officer] of Equanimity Executive, her mission is to expand the reach of her organization by supporting coaches who simply want to coach by offering them mentoring, a platform that will allow them to integrate a supportive structure to do what there are passionate about and be their own boss without having to run a business.
Among other activities, she is as well very involved in the coaching community as a thought leader for Forbes.com and is also Community Outreach Chair the ICF-CF chapter (International Coach Federation), and the president of the Lake Nona Regional Chamber of Commerce
Episode 09: The Importance of Learning Transfer in the Workplace
Dr. Edwiygh Franck
Professor & Senior Talent Development Specialist at NCCI Holdings, Inc.
Organizations today, are spending an average of just over $700 per learner on training and development. Increase the numbers of employees requiring some form of training and that cost sky rockets quickly. Yet, the impact of those learning experiences is rarely measured beyond the “how was the training experience” perception shared by learners. In this podcast, we discuss strategies for maximizing learning transfer and measuring training and development impact.
Dr. Edwiygh Franck is a Senior Talent Development Specialist at NCCI Holdings, Inc., an online college professor at Southern New Hampshire University teaching Human and Organizational Behavior, and a professional development consultant focusing on organizational and leadership development. She earned her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Adult and Community Education at Florida Atlantic University, her Master’s Degree in Education for Curriculum, Instruction and Technology from Nova Southeastern University, and her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems from the University of Miami. She has over 15 years of experience in the professional development and training arena and her passion is organizational development through performance management, talent review and talent development. She has over 20 years of experience in the education, not-for-profit, and corporate arenas.
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Episode 10: Courageous Leadership
Co-Founder & CEO of Personify Leadership, LLC
Leadership and leadership development is important to every organization’s success. In this podcast session, we’ll explore the relationship between leadership and pain. Some of the things we explore during this session are what are pain thresholds, why is it important to know our pain thresholds, and what are some painful roles of leadership?
Angela Sebaly is the author of the new book, The Courageous Leader (Wiley, Spring 2017), as well as Co-Founder and CEO of Personify Leadership, LLC.
Formerly the Vice-President of Leadership Development for a global oil, gas and chemicals inspection company, Angela also serves as principal consultant for the firm Invested Leadership. She has also held senior roles with major organizations in the telecommunications, construction and hospitality industries and has worked with thousands of leaders assessing their unique talent and how to move their performance to the next level. After more than a decade of providing feedback through a 360 process to hundreds of leaders all over the world, Angela identified key trends in leadership effectiveness that center around courage and humility.
Angela holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication from Central Missouri State University, and a Master’s Degree in Applied Communications and Conflict Management from the University of Denver. She is an author, entrepreneur and highly sought after coach. Education, communication and courage are the pillars of her life’s work.