64 episodes

Tune into The Training Associates (TTA) “Bring Out the Talent” podcast to hear from learning and development talent and partners on their innovative approaches and industry insights. In each episode, TTA’s CEO, Maria Melfa, and Talent Manager, Jocelyn Allen will chat with subject matter experts and bring you casual, yet insightful conversations. Maria and Jocelyn use their unique blend of industry experience and humor to interview the L&D industry’s most influential people, latest topics, and powerful stories. Each episode has important takeaways that will help to create a culture of continuous learning within your organization. Tune in as we Bring Out The Talent!

Bring Out the Talent: A Learning and Development Podcast Maria Melfa & Jocelyn Allen

    • Business
    • 4.4 • 26 Ratings

Tune into The Training Associates (TTA) “Bring Out the Talent” podcast to hear from learning and development talent and partners on their innovative approaches and industry insights. In each episode, TTA’s CEO, Maria Melfa, and Talent Manager, Jocelyn Allen will chat with subject matter experts and bring you casual, yet insightful conversations. Maria and Jocelyn use their unique blend of industry experience and humor to interview the L&D industry’s most influential people, latest topics, and powerful stories. Each episode has important takeaways that will help to create a culture of continuous learning within your organization. Tune in as we Bring Out The Talent!

    Aligning Personal Purpose with Professional Leadership

    Aligning Personal Purpose with Professional Leadership

    Most of us are familiar with the term IQ (intelligent quotient) and EQ (Emotional Quotient) – but how familiar are you with your MQ or Motivational Quotient? MQ is the driving force behind our ambitions and growth, influenced by factors like goals, confidence, personality, and attitude. But while many leaders pay special attention to IQ and EQ, ones MQ can differentiate a truly successful leader from the rest.
    This episode of ‘Bring Out the Talent’ welcomes Sam Caballero, a seasoned Talent Development expert, Pivotn co-founder, CEO, and Coach, and a key figure in talent cultivation at the Air Force Reserve Command and the International Coaching Federation. Together, we'll discuss the pivotal role of personal purpose and motivation in steering impactful leadership, the significance of MQ in navigating leadership challenges, and how aligning personal values with professional responsibilities can elevate leadership effectiveness. So, tune in to elevate your leadership game by harnessing your motivational intelligence.

    • 47 min
    The Future of Learning: AR/VR’s Evolving Role in Corporate Training

    The Future of Learning: AR/VR’s Evolving Role in Corporate Training

    AR and VR are no longer a trending novelty utilized by the top 1%. These immersive technologies are rapidly being embraced by organizations worldwide. In fact, a recent survey found that 82% of company executives anticipate incorporating immersive technologies into their business models within the next three years. In this episode of ‘Bring Out the Talent,’ we are joined by Jason Morris, Extended Reality (XR) Manager at CrossTrainer, to discuss the future of learning and AR and VR’s evolving role in corporate training. So, tune in for an insightful journey into the future of workplace!

    • 35 min
    The Power of Transformational Leadership in the Workplace

    The Power of Transformational Leadership in the Workplace

    Leadership can make a monumental difference in organizational success. In fact, a McKinsey report found that organizations with effective transformational leaders are 3.5 times more likely to outperform their peers. These leaders also foster environments with higher employee engagement and a significant increase in productivity. In this episode of Bring Out the Talent, we are joined by Ely Caputo to learn more about transformational leadership and its impact on organizational success. Ely is the cofounder and CEO of 4D Associates International and a certified Master Coach. With more than 18 years of experience in transformational leadership, Ely discusses the differences between transformational and transactional leadership, highlighting the profound impact transformational leadership can have in reshaping organizational culture and enhancing employee engagement. So, tune in to gain valuable insights into the power of transformational leadership and its important role in the ever-evolving landscape of workplace dynamics.

    • 40 min
    Career Mapping: Navigating Today's Dynamic Work Environment

    Career Mapping: Navigating Today's Dynamic Work Environment

    A Gartner study found that less than one-third of employees have a clear plan for their career progression. This gap can lead to issues like high employee turnover, lack of engagement, skill shortages, and disrupted succession plans, impacting an organization's overall performance. In this episode of 'Bring Out the Talent,’ we are joined by Paul MacLoughlin, a seasoned Leadership Development Consultant and Executive Coach with a PhD in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Together, we discuss career mapping, focusing on fostering career growth, aligning personal goals with company objectives, and identifying key future workplace skills.
     Tune in to discover strategies for integrating continuous learning into your career trajectory and effectively navigating career changes with career mapping insights.

    • 44 min
    Emotional Intelligence in Action: Shaping Leaders and Cultures

    Emotional Intelligence in Action: Shaping Leaders and Cultures

    Emotional Intelligence is more than just a buzzword in today's workplace. It's an essential skill set that influences our interactions, decision-making, and leadership styles. In fact, studies have shown that Emotional Intelligence is responsible for 58% of performance in all types of jobs, underscoring its important role across various professional settings.
     In this episode of ‘Bring Out the Talent,’ we are joined by Joel Silverstone, the founder of ‘This Feels Right.’ Joel, with over two decades of experience, offers insights into the role and application of Emotional Intelligence in the workplace. We discuss the evolution of EI and its important role in personal growth, effective leadership, and shaping organizational cultures. Tune in for and learn practical ways to harness Emotional Intelligence for personal and organizational success.
     

    • 40 min
    Navigating the First Mile: Best Practices in Onboarding Excellence

    Navigating the First Mile: Best Practices in Onboarding Excellence

    Have you ever thought about the significant impact the 'right start' can have on a new hire's journey? Research, including studies from the Brandon Hall Group, shows that a strong onboarding process can improve new hire retention by 82% and increase productivity by over 70%.
    In this episode of 'Bring Out the Talent,' we discuss the transformative best practices for onboarding and their profound effects on your company's future. We're joined by Tiffany Lymon, a seasoned expert in workplace culture and team development. Tiffany shares her unique insights on onboarding, framing it as a crucial 'fit test' for both the employer and the new hire. We explore the often-overlooked pitfalls in onboarding processes and strategize ways to sustain the positive momentum from a great start throughout an employee’s career.
    Don't miss out on this episode packed with practical tips and strategic advice that can revolutionize how you welcome new talent!

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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Role model for how to run a company with kindness, generosity, and inclusivity

I stumbled upon this podcast several days ago I recognized the name, Maria Melfa, and remembered back to my short stay at Framingham South high school. could this be Maria Melfa that I attended American and English literature classes with? Indeed, this is Maria! She probably doesn’t remember me, but I am very glad to know that she has had what appears to be a very rewarding, fulfilling life/career. It sounds like she has mentored and been exceptionally instrumental not only in building her company, but perhaps, most importantly, she has clearly demonstrated the best leader ship for the individuals who work with her! How commendable and admirable. if I was looking to work for a company, this sounds like the type of company I would be interested in working for.
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Absolutely love listening to this podcast!

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Very informative

I enjoyed learning more about the company I have been working for as a contractor for over ten years. Excellent company.

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