43 episodes

This is the Level Up Podcast where we generate authentic conversations with business and industry trailblazers on how to bring growth, diversity, and leadership to the next level.

Level Up Podcast Nick Araco

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This is the Level Up Podcast where we generate authentic conversations with business and industry trailblazers on how to bring growth, diversity, and leadership to the next level.

    Redefining Talent and Executive Recruiting with Bob Blumenthal, Talent Acquisition and Human Capital Strategist

    Redefining Talent and Executive Recruiting with Bob Blumenthal, Talent Acquisition and Human Capital Strategist

    In this episode of the Level Up podcast, Nick Araco sits down with talent acquisition and human capital strategist, Robert (Bob) Blumenthal, to discuss key metrics of the recruiting process and why companies need to have these nailed down. Bob talks about the best psychometric tools for acquisition and matching, why candidates should be able to demonstrate their problem-solving skills and how these align with company needs, and his best practices for hiring and interviewing candidates.

    • 54 min
    Turning Your Employees and Customers Into Loyal Fans with Ruby Newell-Legner, Founder of 7 Star Service

    Turning Your Employees and Customers Into Loyal Fans with Ruby Newell-Legner, Founder of 7 Star Service

    In this episode of Level Up, Nick Araco sits down with Ruby Newell-Legner, a Fan Experience and Employee Engagement Strategist and the Founder of 7 Star Service, to discuss how to boost customer loyalty and retention through talent management. Ruby talks about creating a better colleague experience, the importance of articulating your vision, and why examining your perception and attitude can improve your team’s performance.

    • 47 min
    Building a Diversity-Friendly Startup Ecosystem with Terence Craig, Startup Investor and Advisor

    Building a Diversity-Friendly Startup Ecosystem with Terence Craig, Startup Investor and Advisor

    In this episode of Level Up, Nick Araco talks with Terence Craig, an experienced advisor and startup investor, about creating a diversity-friendly space for entrepreneurs to succeed. Terence shares the lessons he learned while navigating his early career, the value of shifting to revenue-based financing, and how you can support minority-owned startups today. Stay tuned.

    • 57 min
    Empowering a Relationship-Driven Team with JJ Laforet, ​​Senior Director of Operations at Good Eggs

    Empowering a Relationship-Driven Team with JJ Laforet, ​​Senior Director of Operations at Good Eggs

    In this episode of Level Up, Nick Araco talks with JJ Laforet, the Senior Director of Operations at Good Eggs, about optimizing the connection between people and operations — and breaking down the barriers that prevent teamwork. JJ discusses his strategies for improving company culture, the value of investing in people and relationships, and the importance of adopting a learning mindset. Stay tuned.

    • 39 min
    Leading Future Generations with Dr. Yung Lie, President and CEO of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

    Leading Future Generations with Dr. Yung Lie, President and CEO of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

    In this episode of Level Up, Nick Araco is joined by Dr. Yung Lie, the President and CEO of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Together, they talk about creating an information-driven workplace for future generations, how to make a more significant impact in your field, and the value of surrounding yourself with a team that is dedicated to a common goal. Dr. Lie also talks about the importance of collaboration in order to achieve breakthrough ideas.

    • 46 min
    Episode 39 - Diane McGraw

    Episode 39 - Diane McGraw

    In this episode of Level Up, Nick Araco chats with Diane McGraw, the President and Executive Producer at McGraw Productions, about the driving force behind The Dare to Dream Experience, her mentorship program aimed at helping future generations succeed in the sports and entertainment industry. Diane discusses her mantra for helping others, how she empowers students to find a path in the industry, and the importance of building relationships to achieve your goals. Stay tuned.

    • 41 min

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Loved the first few episodes of this podcast so far and impressed with the variety and quality of quests. Nick is truly an entertaining and knowledgable host who knows how to ask great questions and make you feel like you are in the room listening in. Looking forward to following the growth of this podcast.

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