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E22: Developing a Bold Workforce Vision: With Tadar Muhammad, COO of CareerSource Central Florida
In this episode, Pam welcomes Tadar Muhammad, not only as a podcast guest but also as the new Chief Operating Officer at CareerSource Central Florida. Tadar shares his journey from growing up on the south side of Chicago to his impactful career in workforce development. The two discuss the transformative power of workforce initiatives, the importance of community partnerships, and the vision of being bold in their approach. From personal anecdotes about music preferences on a deserted island to the broader impact of their work on the Central Florida region, this conversation offers a blend of personal insights and professional aspirations. Join Pam and Tadar as they delve into the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for CareerSource Central Florida.
E21: Being a Successful Workforce Leader: with Tamara Atkinson, CEO of Workforce Solutions Capital Area
Tune in as Tamara Atkinson, CEO of Workforce Solutions Capital Area (Texas), joins Pam Nabors, President and CEO of CareerSource Central Florida, for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities that come along with being a workforce leader. Tamara shares what she appreciates both personally and professionally about Austin, Texas and how her role as a leader has changed and expanded over the past few years. Tamara discusses her educational background and career trajectory, and the importance of having a mentor. She also reveals the economic forecast for her region and the current tension between employers and job seekers.
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E20: Technology and the Workforce: With Steven Nguyen, VP of Innovation & Technology, CareerSource Central Florida
Steven Nguyen, VP of Innovation & Technology at CareerSource Central Florida, joins the program to discuss how he got started in the technology field and reveals some of the biggest technology changes that have impacted the workforce. Discover the need to upskill the workforce to ensure digital proficiency and why cybersecurity has become a top priority for employers. Steven also shares why he is bullish on AI as a powerful tool and provides advice for anyone interested in potentially pursuing a career in technology.
E19: Building a Career With The Walt Disney Company: A Conversation With Jody Wood, VP, Recruitment & Talent Management
In this special Career Journey Episode, Pam Nabors, President and CEO of CareerSource Central Florida, is joined by Jody Wood, Vice President, Recruitment & Talent Management, Disney Parks, Experiences & Consumer Products. Jody provides an overview of her responsibilities, and reveals the breadth of career opportunities available within the Walt Disney Company. Jody also discusses how Disney is navigating post-pandemic challenges and what she appreciates most about the partnership with CareerSource Central Florida.
E18: Leading a Crisis Communications and Reputation Management Firm
This episode features an interview with Sara Brady, Founder of Sara Brady PR, as she discusses the work that she does helping organizations with crisis communications and crisis management. Sara reveals how she got started in this work, and what she enjoys most about it. She also discusses pivotal moments and challenges in her career.
E17: Digging up Resources for Businesses: A Conversation with Gaby Ortigoni, President and CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando
In this special Career Journey Episode, Pam Nabors, President and CEO of CareerSource Central Florida is joined by Gaby Ortigoni , President and CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando. Gaby discusses her role as President and CEO of the Chamber. and what she likes best about the work that she does. She also reveals why she wanted to become an archaeologist when she was growing up and shares advice for anyone looking to overcome challenges and succeed.