237 episodes

The Talent Development Hot Seat is a show dedicated to helping you develop the most important part of your organization – the people! Each week, Andy shares interviews with Talent Development Professionals, thought leaders and experts to share best practices, learn about the latest trends and find out what has been successful in the world of talent development. This podcast is designed to give you what you need to be successful in the world of Talent Development.

Talent Development Hot Seat Andy Storch

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 117 Ratings

The Talent Development Hot Seat is a show dedicated to helping you develop the most important part of your organization – the people! Each week, Andy shares interviews with Talent Development Professionals, thought leaders and experts to share best practices, learn about the latest trends and find out what has been successful in the world of talent development. This podcast is designed to give you what you need to be successful in the world of Talent Development.

    The Role of DEIB in Leadership with Sarah Townsend from USC Marshall School of Business

    The Role of DEIB in Leadership with Sarah Townsend from USC Marshall School of Business

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy’s guest is Professor Sarah Townsend. This interview is part of a series Andy did for the USC Marshall School of Business Executive Education Program called The Lifelong Learning Series. Sarah Townsend is an associate professor of Management and Organization and interim Assistant Vice Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at USC Marshall School of Business.
    In this episode, you’ll hear:


    What Sarah Townsend’s research has revealed about some of the biggest challenges we have in the workplace today surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    How she defines DEI and why it means more than just doing what is best for the company.
    Why inclusion is so important for innovation and what it means to have an inclusive company culture.
    The reason your organization needs to be aware of unconscious bias, how we can help solve the problem as individuals, and how you can recognize it when it occurs.
    The role leaders play in achieving better diversity, equity, and inclusion in their organizations and what employees in non-leadership roles can do to contribute to DEI in their company culture.
    What humanistic leadership means, the importance of lifelong learning in the success of business professionals, and why these conversations are so important.



    Connect with Andy Storch here:
    https://andystorch.com/ (Website)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn)
    https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)!
    https://execed.marshall.usc.edu/ (USC Marshall Executive Education)


    Connect with Sarah Townsend:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-townsend-7752a62/ (LinkedIn)

    • 34 min
    The Three Pillars of Successful Career Development & Growth

    The Three Pillars of Successful Career Development & Growth

    In this solo episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy is sharing the three pillars that he believes are essential for successful career development and growth in your organization. As the author of the book Own Your Career, Own Your Life, Andy’s work has shifted into the career development space. His book is highly rated on Amazon, and he wants you to know the three pillars you should be focused on as you develop and grow your career.
    In this episode, you’ll hear:
    The two biggest factors affecting organizations today and how you can begin to address those in your workplace.
    Why people are looking for growth and what that can mean for your career.
    How growth and feeling like your work matters can affect your career trajectory.
    Andy’s three pillars of successful career development and growth.
    What implementing these three pillars can do for both your employees and your company.

    I also mentioned https://www.linkedin.com/posts/andystorch_careerdevelopment-ownyourcareer-ownyourcareerownyourlife-activity-6935980114115514368-FdQ-?utm_source=linkedin_shareandutm_medium=member_desktop_web (my LinkedIn post) about the three pillars of career growth
    Connect with Andy Storch here:
    https://andystorch.com/ (Website)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn)
    https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)!
    https://www.amazon.com/Promotions-Are-Yesterday-Development-Employees-ebook/dp/B09JL4B5QQ/ (Julie Winkle Giulioni’s book)

    • 33 min
    Bonus Q&A with Aarti Talwar from Enjoy Technology

    Bonus Q&A with Aarti Talwar from Enjoy Technology

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes guest Aarti Talwar to the show. Aarti Talwar is a collaborative, adaptive, and passionate talent development professional with 10+ years of experience launching strategic corporate learning initiatives for global employee and manager development. She is the senior program manager for learning and development at Enjoy Technology, which is a technology company that’s reinventing commerce at home by partnering with consumer brands to provide personalized, high-touch retail experiences at home.
    In this bonus episode, you’ll hear:


    6. Aarti Talwar’s biggest career accomplishment and why it stands out.
    7. Her biggest failure and the lesson she learned from that misstep.
    8. The biggest challenge she sees in talent development right now and how it could be addressed.
    9. A trend she’s following in talent development and why it has her attention.
    10. Why Brene Brown is an author she continues to recommend.
    11. How retaining your curiosity can help accelerate your career.


    Connect with Andy Storch here:
    https://andystorch.com/ (Website)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn)
    https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)!


    Connect with Aarti Talwar:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/aartitalwar27/ (LinkedIn)

    • 12 min
    Evaluating and Implementing New HR Technology with Aarti Talwar from Enjoy Technology

    Evaluating and Implementing New HR Technology with Aarti Talwar from Enjoy Technology

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes guest Aarti Talwar to the show. Aarti Talwar is a collaborative, adaptive, and passionate talent development professional with 10+ years of experience launching strategic corporate learning initiatives for global employee and manager development. She is the senior program manager for learning and development at Enjoy Technology, which is a technology company that’s reinventing commerce at home by partnering with consumer brands to provide personalized, high-touch retail experiences at home.
    In this episode, you’ll hear:


    Aarti Talwar’s background as an instructional designer and content writer and how she eventually pivoted into talent development.
    Some questions you should be asking in your organization when it comes to technology and why having one system in place for all of your learning and development needs is so beneficial.
    What lessons were learned through implementing the new system at her company and the lessons she learned through this process.
    How you can get stakeholders involved early on and get their buy-in when your organization is getting ready to implement a new system and what you need to know as you enter this process.
    Why talent mobility is important to your organization and what you can do to help your people find their best fit within your company.



    Connect with Andy Storch here:
    https://andystorch.com/ (Website)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn)
    https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)!


    Connect with Aarti Talwar:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/aartitalwar27/ (LinkedIn)

    • 31 min
    Bonus Q&A with Jen Long

    Bonus Q&A with Jen Long

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy’s guest is Jen Long. She is a certified master coach and the CEO of Management Possible, a leadership development company providing coaching for leaders and managers across various disciplines. For nearly four decades, she’s worked with leaders of every strip--from newly minted managers to the seasoned vets of the C-suite.
    Jen Long is big on personal accountability, and she pushes the leaders she works with to be great and accountable for their actions. As a certified master coach and master trainer, she’s helped countless leaders master essential skills, earn the respect of their employees, and perform at a higher level. The methodology behind Management Possible elevates the idea that conversation and relationships are the prime movers of impact and culture. Jen Long is also the author of the new book Own Up! How to Hold People Accountable Without All the Drama and co-host of the podcast Organization Transformation Kung Fu.


    In this bonus episode, you’ll hear:


    7. Why Jen Long became an entrepreneur instead of developing her content for a company.
    8. One of her biggest career accomplishments and why that moment stands out.
    9. What changed in corporate culture to make coaching more acceptable within organizations.
    10. The career mistake that stands out the most for her.
    11. What she sees as one of the biggest challenges in talent development right now.
    12. The trend she’s paying attention to and why it stands out.
    13. Why she recommends reading Conversational Intelligence by Judith E. Glaser.
    14. Jen Long’s career advice for people who want to accelerate their careers.


    Connect with Andy Storch here:
    https://andystorch.com/ (Website)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn)
    https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)!


    Connect with Jen Long:
    https://jennifertlong.com/ (Website)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifertlong/ (LinkedIn)
    https://jennifertlong.com/book/ (Own Up! book)
    https://otkungfu.com/category/podcast/ (Organizational Transformation Kung Fu podcast)

    • 18 min
    Ownership and Accountability with Jen Long

    Ownership and Accountability with Jen Long

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy’s guest is Jen Long. She is a certified master coach and the CEO of Management Possible, a leadership development company providing coaching for leaders and managers across various disciplines. For nearly four decades, she’s worked with leaders of every strip--from newly minted managers to the seasoned vets of the C-suite.
    Jen Long is big on personal accountability, and she pushes the leaders she works with to be great and accountable for their actions. As a certified master coach and master trainer, she’s helped countless leaders master essential skills, earn the respect of their employees, and perform at a higher level. The methodology behind Management Possible elevates the idea that conversation and relationships are the prime movers of impact and culture. Jen Long is also the author of the new book Own Up! How to Hold People Accountable Without All the Drama and co-host of the podcast Organization Transformation Kung Fu.


    In this episode, you’ll hear:


    Her background in theater and communications, how that led to a new career in learning and development, and why her theater background has been so helpful to her career.
    How Jen Long defines accountability, what it really is, and why it’s not what you think.
    Why taking ownership gives you power and how you can use that to keep moving forward in your career and your relationships.
    The reason accountability ties in with a growth mindset and why your results are so much better when your relationships are intact.
    How taking ownership and setting expectations can improve the way your team and your personal relationships operate.
    What you can do to help the managers in your organization to become better leaders, communicators, and use communication and accountability to get more from your people.



    Connect with Andy Storch here:
    https://andystorch.com/ (Website)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (LinkedIn)
    https://tdtt.us/ (Join us in the Talent Development Think Tank Community)!


    Connect with Jen Long:
    https://jennifertlong.com/ (Website)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifertlong/ (LinkedIn)
    https://jennifertlong.com/book/ (Own Up! book)
    https://otkungfu.com/category/podcast/ (Organizational Transformation Kung Fu podcast)

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

Anthony DeLuca ,

Invaluable Information

Andy leads a wonderful podcast by tapping engaging guests, asking insightful questions and delivering practical and thoughtful content. Definitely worth your time today!

Bazman819 ,

Really great show with wide-ranging perspectives

Andy is one of the best in the business, because he’s been at it for so long. That’s what it takes to build a rich community like he has. And what happens when you are passionate about a topic and keep at it for over 4 years? High quality insight. That’s exactly what this podcast offers, from a deep bench of guests thanks to Andy’s network.

AD1206 ,

Great Podcast For Talent Development Professionals

I am making a career change into talent development and was looking for some podcasts to get more familiar with the field and to get some inspiration and I stumbled across this podcast. I’ve enjoyed the episodes that I’ve listened to so far and a lot has to do with Andy, the host. He does a great job moderating his show and its clear he has a robust network of talent development professionals who come on and share their stories, best practices and insights.

I think this is a great podcast to listen to if
A) you are like me, and trying to break into the talent development field
B) already a practitioner in this space, and looking to broaden your knowledge and network of trends and insights in talent development

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