26 episodes

Career journeys today are anything but linear. They can cross industries, functions, and geographies, and you are more in charge than ever before. On this biweekly podcast, Mary Humiston brings her two decades of experience in human resources leadership to demystify the career journey and help you navigate your unique path. Join us for interviews with work and career experts, stories from professionals at different stages of their careers, and practical advice you can apply to your career today. Whether you’re thinking about changing, advancing or reinventing your career, Modern Career will help live your full potential.

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Career journeys today are anything but linear. They can cross industries, functions, and geographies, and you are more in charge than ever before. On this biweekly podcast, Mary Humiston brings her two decades of experience in human resources leadership to demystify the career journey and help you navigate your unique path. Join us for interviews with work and career experts, stories from professionals at different stages of their careers, and practical advice you can apply to your career today. Whether you’re thinking about changing, advancing or reinventing your career, Modern Career will help live your full potential.

    Insider Tips to Becoming a High Performer 

    Insider Tips to Becoming a High Performer 

    In this episode, Mary connects with Marc Effron, founder and President of The Talent Strategy Group. He helps the world’s largest and most successful companies improve the quality and depth of their talent. During the episode, Mary and Marc discuss what it means and what it  takes to be a high performer and navigate a career today to reach your aspirations and be most successful.



































    As the founder and President of the Talent Strategy Group, Marc leads the firm’s global consulting, education and publishing businesses. He co-authored the Harvard Business Review Publishing best-selling book One Page Talent Management, often called the “talent management bible.” His new book 8 Steps to High Performance is quickly reaching best-seller status. He previously served as an HR executive at Bank of America and Avon Products. Marc has been published in or heard on Fast Company, Financial Times, BBC, Bloomberg Radio, Inc., Harvard Business Review, New York Post, Knowledge@Wharton radio and some of the world’s most popular podcasts. Marc earned a M.B.A. from the Yale University School of Management and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington. 















    Resources mentioned in the episode: 







    *  8 Steps to High Performance: Focus On What You Can Change  by Marc Effron* One Page Talent Management: Eliminating Complexity, Adding Value by Marc Effron and Miriam Ort* Dr. Robert Hogan, Hogan Assessments* Marshall Goldsmith, executive leadership coach  

    Episode 24 — New Rules for Success to Make it to the C-suite

    Episode 24 — New Rules for Success to Make it to the C-suite

    In this episode, Mary connects with Dan Kaplan, Senior Client Partner for HR Private Equity for Korn Ferry, one of the world’s top global search and talent consulting firms. During the episode, Mary and Dan discuss what it takes to navigate a career and make it to the top of an organization, into the C-suite.  Leading at this level is different than it used to be and will continue to change and evolve, so knowing what it takes is key.  Dan shares new insights for what it takes to be most successful.























    Dan has over 20 years of expertise in leadership and organizational consulting; advising CEOs, investors, boards and industry leaders on all aspects of the talent landscape. Dan also held multiple leadership positions at other major search firms as well as leading recruiting in- house at several large organizations. Dan was one of 30 global participants in the World Economic Forum’s Talent Mobility Summit. He has also been named one of BusinessWeek’s World’s 50 Most Influential Headhunters.

    • 36 min
    Episode 23 — Leading in Uncharted Waters

    Episode 23 — Leading in Uncharted Waters

    In this episode, Mary connects with Admiral Sandra Stosz, author of Breaking Ice & Breaking Glass- Leading in Uncharted Waters. During the episode, Sandra shares her many leadership lessons that are so relevant to the times that we are in. 































    Admiral Sandy Stosz started out in the US Coast Guard as an ensign serving aboard polar icebreakers, conducting national security missions from the Arctic to the Antarctic. She served over forty-years in the US Coast Guard, as the first woman assigned as Deputy Commandant for Mission Support directing one of the Coast Guard’s largest enterprises during times of crisis and complexity. She also led the US armed forces service academy and lectures widely on leadership. Newsweek named Sandy to their list of 150 Women who Shake the World. 



















    Resources mentioned in this episode







    * Book: Legacy, What the All Blacks (New Zealand Rugby Team) Can Teach Us About The business of Life by James Kerr* Book: Breaking Ice & Breaking Glass -Leading In Uncharted Waters by Admiral Sandy Stosz* Book: The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard

    • 52 min
    Episode 22: Insider Insights From A Talent Leader with Shilpa Shah

    Episode 22: Insider Insights From A Talent Leader with Shilpa Shah

    In this episode, Mary connects with Shilpa Shah, Director of Global Talent Acquisition & Candidate Experience at GE Healthcare. During the episode, Mary and Shilpa discuss a variety of approaches to stand-out and thrive in career moves, transitions and pivots.















    Shilpa is Director, Global Talent Acquisition & Candidate Experience at GE Healthcare in London. She has over 18 years international talent leadership and expertise, both in Executive Search Consultancy and in blue chip organizations. She has worked globally across various industries including IT/Software, Engineering, Financial Services and Healthcare in companies such as Rolls Royce, Aviva, and General Electric. Shilpa lives in London with her family and is also a big wellbeing advocate, practicing and sharing methods in the workplace to enhance wellbeing.







    Resources mentioned in this episode







    * Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 12 Powerful Tools for Leadership, Coaching and Life by Marilee Adams* How To Get Better at the Things You Care About on TedX by Eduardo Briceño 

    • 41 min
    Episode 21: The Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You with Mark Herschberg

    Episode 21: The Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You with Mark Herschberg

    In this episode, Mary connects with Mark Herschberg, author of The Career Toolkit: Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You. They discuss some of the top skills and approaches necessary for navigating a career in a new and changing landscape. 















    Mark is the author of The Career Toolkit: Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You. He spent his career launching and developing new ventures at startups, Fortune 500s and in academia. At MIT, where he teaches annually, he helped to start what’s called MIT’s “career success accelerator”. At Harvard Business School, Mark helped create a platform used to teach finance at prominent business schools. In his spare time, he actively works with many non-profits, and is one of the top-ranked ballroom dancers in the country. He received a B.S. in physics, a B.S. in electrical engineering & computer science, and a Masters in electrical engineering & computer science, focusing on cryptography from MIT.







    Resources mentioned in this episode







    * The Career Toolkit by Mark Herschberg* Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future by Dorie Clark* Peopleware by Timothy Lister and Tom DeMarco

    • 52 min
    Episode 20: A Chief Human Resources Officer Perspective with Lisa Mulrooney Gross

    Episode 20: A Chief Human Resources Officer Perspective with Lisa Mulrooney Gross

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    In our Chief Human Resources Officer Perspective series, Mary sits down with CHROs from around the world to uncover insider knowledge about navigating a modern career. The next guest in the series is Lisa Mulrooney Gross, CHRO of Fitbit at Google. In this episode, she discusses her inspiration for her career journey including balancing life and career, insider insights on growing as a modern leader, personal branding and the essential mindset for success.























    Lisa Mulrooney Gross is currently the CHRO for Fitbit at Google where she leads the people strategy for one of the coolest, most unique and innovative digital healthcare companies on the planet; Fitbit, recently acquired by Google. Lisa has been an HR leader for Bayer, Applied Materials, Tyco and has also been an entrepreneur.  She earned her BA in Psychology from The University of California at Los Angeles and her MA in Organizational psychology at Columbia University. She is a Board Member for Girls Inc, is an avid outdoor adventurer and lives in California with her family.















    Resources mentioned in this episode







    * Control Your Destiny or Somebody Else Will by Noel M. Tichy and Stratford Sherman

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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Justin L. Peters ,

Awesome show!

I’m really glad I found this show. I’m someone that is in the midst of trying to figure out their career path. Mary brings a lot of insight guests on the show and ask great questions. She seems like a natural while driving the conversation.

ExDurbs ,

Love this podcast series!

I love this series! The topics are engaging and relevant, Mary is an excellent interviewer, and I learn helpful information from every podcast I listen to. There are so many useful takeaways including book recommendations, thought-provoking quotes, ideas to build engagement, resilience etc. I also love that Mary ends each podcast asking for the best career advice the person wants to share and there are always wonderful insights I glean from this. I highly recommend this podcast series and I look forward to a new podcast every other Monday!

Carla Ryan ,

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Can’t wait for the first podcast next week!

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