Great mentors can be transformative, but in these challenging times, it can be harder than ever to find a mentor. That's why Mentor Moments with Alex Quian, a podcast by the Better Together Foundation, gives you the opportunity to hear insightful advice from different executives and leaders every week. We hope you'll tune in and join us on a journey to grow personally and professionally.
Kelly Thomas, Career & Mindset Coach, Kelly Thomas Coaching
This episode, we were joined by Kelly Thomas. She is a career and mindset coach and founder of Kelly Thomas Coaching. In her role, she provides career and life coaching to professionals in corporations, start-ups, and entrepreneurs who are seeking help navigating challenging times.
During this episode, we discussed a number of topics including how to cope with mental stressors, the effects of the pandemic on anxiety, and much more.
To receive a free 20-minute consultation with Kelly, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include "Better Together" in the subject line.
Christa Brown-Sanford, Partner, Baker Botts
This episode, we were joined by Christa Brown-Sanford. She is a Partner at Baker Botts and the Deputy Chair of their Intellectual Property Department.
During this episode, we discussed a number of topics including how COVID has affected the legal industry, blazing trails for others, and more.
Scott Bonneau, VP, Global Talent Attraction, HR Analytics, and HR Technology, Indeed
This episode, we were joined by Scott Bonneau. He is the Vice President of Global Talent Attraction, Human Resources Analytics, and Human Resources Technology for Indeed, the #1 job site in the world.
During this episode, we discuss how COVID has and will continue to change the job market and the workplace and how you can navigate these changes.
Elizabeth Bryant, VP, Southwest Airlines University, Southwest Airlines
This episode, we were joined by Elizabeth Bryant. She is the Vice President of Southwest Airlines University at Southwest Airlines. In her role, she provides executive leadership for Employee learning and Development at Southwest Airlines. She provides strategic direction and oversight for regulatory training and Leadership and Employee Development Programs.
During this episode, we discuss the importance of continuous learning and how that can help shape your career.
Thomas Rajan, VP, Global Talent and Total Rewards, American Airlines
For the premiere of season 2, we were joined by Thomas Rajan. Thomas is the Vice President of Global Talent and Total Rewards for American Airlines. In this role, Thomas leads the design, execution and operations of all compensation, benefits, and employee health programs, as well as overseeing talent acquisition, performance management and people analytics in support of a global workforce powering the world’s largest airline.
Arjun Dugal, CTO, Financial Services, Capital One
For the final episode of season one, we were joined by Arjun Dugal. He is the Chief Technology Officer for Financial Services at Capital One. In his position, Arjun oversees Technology and Data for the Financial Services division as well as DataLabs, Capital One's India office focused on building cutting-edge data products, and the Garage, Capital One's DFW innovation center. Arjun's organization is reimagining the auto finance business by leveraging machine learning, artificial intelligence, and next-generation data to develop breakthrough innovations and deliver transformative customer experiences. Arjun also sits on the Board of Directors for Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas and is the co-founder of Dream a Dream — both of these non-profit organizations are focused on empowering young people from vulnerable backgrounds to overcome adversity.
During the episode, we talked about a variety of topics including being purpose-driven in your projects, using a proactive spirit to stand out as an entry-level employee, and more.