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Let's Talk About Skills, Baby showcases inspiring people sharing their stories about what skills make them successful, how they developed those skills, and their innovative approaches to improving skills-based hiring and learning around the world. Come learn what skills you need to live your best life!

Let’s Talk About Skills, Baby Kelly Ryan Bailey

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Let's Talk About Skills, Baby showcases inspiring people sharing their stories about what skills make them successful, how they developed those skills, and their innovative approaches to improving skills-based hiring and learning around the world. Come learn what skills you need to live your best life!

    Skills-Based Pay: Risks & Rewards

    Skills-Based Pay: Risks & Rewards

    This episode contains a recording from a panel for the Service Now Skills Intelligence accelerator. Host Kelly Ryan Bailey was joined by Dr. Yustina Saleh, Kristen Steuben, and Nancy Romanyshyn. With a special guest appearance by Kelley Steven-Waiss - Founder of https://hitch.works/ (Hitch.works) and an audience of CHROs, the panel discussed the daily challenges of helping leaders grow and optimize their talent.
    This episode is sponsored by Visier, the market leader in workforce analytics with a purpose to reveal the human truth about your workforce to contribute to a better future. Learn more at http://www.visier.com/ (visier.com).
    Guest Social Handles and Websites:
    Yustina Saleh https://www.linkedin.com/in/yustina-saleh-ph-d-b648b620/ (LinkedIn) / https://www.visier.com/ (Visier)
    Krista Steuben https://www.linkedin.com/in/krista-steuben-23220458/ (LinkedIn) / https://www.payscale.com/ (PayScale)
    Nancy Romanyshyn https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-petrarca-romanyshyn-5b55344/ (LinkedIn) / https://synd.io/platform/?utm_source=googleandutm_medium=cpcandutm_campaign=Platformandutm_term=syndioandutm_term=syndioandutm_campaign=Brand%7CExactandutm_source=adwordsandutm_medium=ppcandhsa_acc=9541476500andhsa_cam=15077791823andhsa_grp=127723091934andhsa_ad=582271383524andhsa_src=gandhsa_tgt=kwd-1453853503107andhsa_kw=syndioandhsa_mt=eandhsa_net=adwordsandhsa_ver=3andgclid=Cj0KCQjwuaiXBhCCARIsAKZLt3n_f2Fs_mkdPhGQsrjOW5rI8lnvEL8QTpLl6jTcDgh8E9qz0HnTHZUaAnbbEALw_wcB (Syndio)
    Keep up with us at http://skillsbaby.com%20%20/ (Skillsbaby.com)
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Exploring the Move From the University to the Multiversity through Education Data

    Exploring the Move From the University to the Multiversity through Education Data

    This week’s episode features not one, but two guests! Kelly sits down with Phil Komarny, the Chief Innovation Officer at Maryville University, and Dr. Mark Lombardi, the President of Maryville University, and co-author of the book Pivot – A Vision for the new University.
    They talk about the technological approach they are using to center students in their own educational journeys, so learners can discover the pedagogy that best works for them, and collectively we can create better access to higher education at an affordable price and in a flexible way.
    Takeaways:
    1. The reality is that everyone can be successful and achieve and learn. You just have to find the right key to unlock that lock.
    2. Empowering students means you're not the sage on the stage anymore--you're the guide on the side.
    3. Revolution in higher ed has to be based on the student, on student data, and on the democratization of knowledge.
    Follow Phil, Mark, and Maryville University on LinkedIn and Twitter.
    Learn more at https://www.maryville.edu/ (https://www.maryville.edu/ )
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    • 54 min
    Centering Humans in HR with a People’s Platform

    Centering Humans in HR with a People’s Platform

    Join Kelly as she sits down with Kelley Steven-Waiss to discuss what skills have fueled her career. Kelley is the Founder, Executive Chairman, and Chief Product Officer of Hitch Works, a skills intelligence and talent mobility platform. She talks about why she is so passionate about revolutionizing HR practices, what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, and why she wants to increase access to education and skill-building opportunities.
    Kelley believes in disrupting HR to allow for jungle gym careers.
    Takeaways:
    One of the most interesting things about humans is that we are amalgamations of our life experiences and our professional experiences.
    Leverage your network, do your homework, and then be fearless.
    I would argue that the more adversity you have, the better you can overcome objections or difficulties in the future.

    Follow Kelley on LinkedIn and Twitter and learn more at https://hitch.works/ (hitch.works )
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    • 39 min
    Enabling Job Mobility Through Technology

    Enabling Job Mobility Through Technology

    Kelly is joined by Fernando Rodriguez-Villa. Fernando is the co-founder and chief executive officer of AdeptID. They discuss their shared passion to make job mobility easier for everyone, regardless of their level of education, applying machine learning to transferrable skills, and why it can be so challenging to talk about skills.
    Learn how Fernando is using similar AI to Netflix to better match skills to jobs.
    Takeaways:
    “All the really exciting things I’ve learned, I learned after I graduated from school.”
    It’s impossible to disentangle technology from the people who make it, which is why it’s so important to have diverse, representative teams building our tech.
    Being able to align something you want to have happen in the world with your personality and your business model is the ultimate goal.

    Follow Fernando on LinkedIn and Twitter @frodriguezvilla
    Learn more at adept-id.com
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    • 39 min
    The Benefits of Being Skilled Through Alternative Routes

    The Benefits of Being Skilled Through Alternative Routes

    This week, Kelly speaks with Bridgette Gray. Bridgette is the Chief Customer Officer at Opportunity At Work, a founding member of Chief DC, and Leap ambassador. They discuss why STARS (people who are Skilled Through Alternative Routes) are such a valuable untapped resource in today’s workforce, Bridgette’s ultimate career goal, and what it was like being on a Zoom call with Michelle Obama.
    Takeaways:
    Talent is always equal, opportunity is not.
    Diversifying talent at work will also help us work on some deep systemic issues in our country.
    Don’t ever think that there is a place where you can’t continue to grow, learn, and beef up your knowledge, because knowledge is not written in a textbook. It’s the things you have to watch, listen to, and learn about by asking questions.

    Follow her on LinkedIn and Twitter @BridgetteFGray
    Learn more at opportunityatwork.org
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    • 39 min
    Becoming a “T-Shaped” Professional

    Becoming a “T-Shaped” Professional

    Kelly is joined by Peter A. Cabral, a faculty member on Digital Mobility, the Future of Cities, and Disruption at Singularity University. He is also the Managing Partner at Mount Olive Partners, a serial entrepreneur, author, and startup business advisor in the areas of urban mobility, disruptive technologies, big data, and artificial intelligence.
    They discuss the benefits of being a T-shaped professional, how technology will make us even more human, and the significant effects of disruption and democratization.
    Big Takeaways:
    The ability to connect the dots in a multidisciplinary fashion is what makes a leader.
    “Our world is not local anymore, it is global. Our world is not linear, it is exponential. Abundance and prosperity create a life of opportunity.”
    “The future is bright for the ones that understand that technology's here as a great, phenomenal tool, that is targeting to seek solutions for our greatest problems.”

    Follow Peter on LinkedIn and IG @Peter_Cabral
    Learn more at Mountolivepartners.com and via https://www.su.org/experts/peter-a-cabral (Singularity)
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

MG-PDX ,

What an inspiring podcast on Skills!

This is such a great podcast! Each episode has interesting and unique guests with expertise and insights on skills development. Kelly is a fantastic interviewer and keeps the conversation engaging and reflective. I've found the podcast thought provoking, challenging and inspiring. 

I would highly recommend this to anyone in the professional world of workforce development, higher education, tech and/or training and development but really anyone interested in skills and workers. 

Lfaulk ,

Loving the podcast!

As a skills / workforce data nerd, I am really enjoying this podcast! Thank you for these thoughtful conversations with some real leaders!

LFloren ,

Great concept

These are great conversations with experienced guests - people whose careers have been built by developing other people. There are definitely some useful nuggets of wisdom in each episode.