99 episodes

Protégé Podcast provides the insightful career advice, powerful inspiration and unvarnished truth you need to pursue and fulfill the career of your dreams. Protégé Podcast is hosted by Rory Verrett, the founder and managing partner of Protégé Search, a boutique talent advisory and executive recruiting firm. Rory has helped companies such as Boeing, American Express, the New York Times Company, and the NFL recruit, retain, and develop high potential talent. He has recruited leaders for companies in Silicon Valley, advised nonprofit organizations on leadership development, and coached countless entrepreneurs to breakthrough success.

Protégé Podcast with Rory Verrett Rory Verrett

    • Business
    • 4.8, 65 Ratings

Protégé Podcast provides the insightful career advice, powerful inspiration and unvarnished truth you need to pursue and fulfill the career of your dreams. Protégé Podcast is hosted by Rory Verrett, the founder and managing partner of Protégé Search, a boutique talent advisory and executive recruiting firm. Rory has helped companies such as Boeing, American Express, the New York Times Company, and the NFL recruit, retain, and develop high potential talent. He has recruited leaders for companies in Silicon Valley, advised nonprofit organizations on leadership development, and coached countless entrepreneurs to breakthrough success.

    Black Man Brilliance - Barry Lawson Williams on the Black Director Experience

    Black Man Brilliance - Barry Lawson Williams on the Black Director Experience

    On this episode of Protégé Podcast Presents: #BlackManBrilliance, I talk with Barry Lawson Williams, a corporate CEO and investor who's served on 14 corporate boards. Barry and I talk about the typical path of a black board member, what makes you an effective leader in the boardroom, and the role that diversity plays in the board experience. In the intro segment, I pay special tribute to the late civil rights icon and Congressman, John Lewis.

    • 23 min
    Black Man Brilliance - Kenneth Bentley on Golf and Boardroom Diversity

    Black Man Brilliance - Kenneth Bentley on Golf and Boardroom Diversity

    On this episode of Protégé Podcast Presents: #BlackManBrilliance, I have the honor of interviewing Kenneth Bentley. Kenneth, a board member of Farmers Insurance, is also the founder of the Advocates Professional Golf Association and Tour, a black golf league. We talk about the evolution of diversity and inclusion in corporate America, the need for board diversity, and why black professionals should lean into their cultural heritage on their career journeys. 

    • 30 min
    Black Man Brilliance - Von Hughes on Maintaining Focus and Managing Stress

    Black Man Brilliance - Von Hughes on Maintaining Focus and Managing Stress

    On this episode of Protégé Podcast Presents - #BlackManBrilliance, I talk with hedge fund manager Von Hughes about his incredible career in the financial services sector. We discuss how he found time to write a 500 page reference book on public pensions, the benefit of a long tenure at one company, and the importance of celebrating the small positives in our daily lives.

    • 26 min
    Black Man Brilliance - Mondaire Jones on the Politics of Now

    Black Man Brilliance - Mondaire Jones on the Politics of Now

    On this episode of Protégé Podcast Presents: #BlackManBrilliance,  I'm joined by congressional candidate Mondaire Jones. Mondaire talks about how he went from an impoverished childhood to Stanford and Harvard Law, and why he is an unabashed progressive. We talk about how the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the nature of campaigning and policy choices for the foreseeable future, and why healthcare is an existential issue for New York's 17th congressional district. 

    • 17 min
    Black Man Brilliance - A Pandemic of Gratitude

    Black Man Brilliance - A Pandemic of Gratitude

    On this episode of Protégé Podcast Presents: #BlackManBrilliance, I outline seven principles to keep our minds, bodies and souls intact during the coronavirus crisis. These are practical insights to help us come out of this pandemic with a healthy body, a peaceful mind, and grateful soul. 

    • 13 min
    Black Man Brilliance - Dr. Edjah Nduom on Surviving the Coronavirus

    Black Man Brilliance - Dr. Edjah Nduom on Surviving the Coronavirus

    On this episode of Protégé Podcast Presents: #BlackManBrilliance, I talk with Dr. Edjah Nduom, a neurosurgeon at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about what we can do to survive the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Enduom provides some straight talk on why it's important to keep social distance and how meditation can help us get through the anxiety of this crisis. I also suggest three important goals we should commit ourselves to while we are working from home.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Zach Moo Young ,

Rory and his podcast have changed my life

I was fortunate to stumble upon the Protegé Podcast as a senior in college. Without having anyone in my family to turn to for career advice, this podcast has been a go to for me as a young professional. Keep it up, Rory!

Augustus06 ,

Great directional insight

Rory has a great vibe but his guests provide ridiculously valuable insight to help guide careers particularly for those who seek leadership in companies and organizations. This is ideal for the commute to work, the after-work workout, or times of reflection about one's career.

AMTReb ,

Invaluable Insight

I highly recommend Protege Podcast! Rory Verrett pulls from an incredible network of dynamic professionals who openly share the struggles and successes of their careers. He also shares advice from his extensive background in executive recruitment.

Rory's interviews will be helpful for young professionals who are seeking advancement, considering other options, or need positive reinforcement that career paths are often unpredictable. Young professional women should pay close attention to the female mentors who provide invaluable insight on navigating careers in male dominated fields.

Protege Podcast does not focus solely on the mentors' paths to success, the mentors' current positions and future aspirations are also discussed. This approach allows the podcast to also resonate with listeners who are peers of (or older than) the mentors. Rory's break down at the end of each interview provides advice that applies to all stages of a career.

Rory has created a binge listening worthy podcast!

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