Talent Champions is the best source of relevant and engaging discussion focused on the issues facing the world of HR and talent development. Join host and talent development veteran, Diana Thomas, on your commute, coffee break, down time, and gym time as she shares best practices, promotes new approaches and discusses important solutions available to HR and talent development professionals.
Episode #47: How empowered leaders create engaging work environments with Patrick Cournoyer
Today’s employees have three top concerns: diversity and inclusion; flexible working; and career growth. The leaders that are setting themselves and their organizations up for success in the future are focused on creating the best work environments where people are safe bringing their whole selves to work, as well as supported in their physical and mental wellbeing. Patrick Cournoyer, Chief Evangelist at Peakon, shares lots of ideas that enable leaders to focus on the things that matter most to their employees.
Episode #46: Practical ways to grow as a leader with Kevin Wilde
There are many resources out there to help leaders grow and develop, but it turns out that most significant growth occurs through challenges. In this episode, executive leadership expert Kevin Wilde offers tools to help us recognize growth opportunities, reflect on what we learn, and be intentional about carrying new lessons forward.
To access Kevin’s coachability assessment, visit our website, talent-champions.com.
Episode #45: How your purpose guides your life with Peggy Sealfon
Defining your purpose—that feeling of fire in your belly—is deeply connected with your overall health and wellness. In episode 45, we welcome back health and wellness coach Peggy Sealfon to discuss how to create a purpose, or vision statement, and hear about how to connect to your purpose every day. As she did in episode 21, Peggy shares a wealth of resources and tips to help all of us keep the most important things at the forefront of our lives.
Episode #44: Be More Strategic in Business
In all the disruption of 2020, certain basic principles of strategic leadership have become even more critical to surviving and thriving. In episode #44, guest host Mary McNevin interviews Diana Thomas and Stacey Boyle about their 2018 book, Be More Strategic in Business: How to win through stronger leadership and better decisions. They discuss the gamut of issues facing leaders in the talent space today, including the importance of driving business results, how to connect with people remotely, investing in your own career, and what the next year will hold.
Episode #43: Looking forward through learning analytics with Mary Francone and Tiffany Jarvis
Fitting the practice of learning analytics into the overall business ecosystem has enabled financial services firm Edward Jones to meet learners at their points of need and use learning to move the needle on business metrics. Leaders Mary Francone and Tiffany Jarvis break down the agile methodology that has supported their entire learning strategy, using data to make in-the-moment decisions about what to do next. In this episode, we learn how the L&D team at Edward Jones is equipping its workforce for the future.
Episode #42: Leveraging LinkedIn with Bianca Jackson
LinkedIn has gone from being a job-hunting platform to a multi-faceted social network for professionals, but many people still struggle with how to be use it to their advantage. In this episode, LinkedIn expert and career coach Bianca Jackson talks with Diana about the many ways LinkedIn can support your goals. Regardless of where you are in your career, if you’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to jump into LinkedIn, this is the episode for you.