39 episodes

The Talent Empowerment podcast with host Tom Finn delivers cutting edge stories for business leaders! Each week, host Tom Finn, co-founder and CEO of LeggUP, sits down with capable bold leaders, talent development savants, founders, and executives from every industry to learn how they’re driving people innovation, discovering their own purpose and building performance in their own world. Alongside CEO’s, entrepreneurs, athletes, and industry icons, we’ll learn how to find your own life’s purpose to accelerate your transformation. Why? Good leaders work for their company. Great HR leaders work for their people. If you’ve made it this far, we think you’re pretty great! So, what do you say? Let’s transform our worlds, build personal agility and move from a culture of isolation to community.  Subscribe to our podcast wherever you like to listen so you never miss an opportunity to empower your people.

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The Talent Empowerment podcast with host Tom Finn delivers cutting edge stories for business leaders! Each week, host Tom Finn, co-founder and CEO of LeggUP, sits down with capable bold leaders, talent development savants, founders, and executives from every industry to learn how they’re driving people innovation, discovering their own purpose and building performance in their own world. Alongside CEO’s, entrepreneurs, athletes, and industry icons, we’ll learn how to find your own life’s purpose to accelerate your transformation. Why? Good leaders work for their company. Great HR leaders work for their people. If you’ve made it this far, we think you’re pretty great! So, what do you say? Let’s transform our worlds, build personal agility and move from a culture of isolation to community.  Subscribe to our podcast wherever you like to listen so you never miss an opportunity to empower your people.

    Three Strategies to Develop Leaders with Daniela Proust SVP, Head of Global Learning and Growth at Siemens

    Three Strategies to Develop Leaders with Daniela Proust SVP, Head of Global Learning and Growth at Siemens

    Episode Description

    Daniela Proust from Siemens joins us to share how she created a program to develop leaders. Her plan is simple. She started with a blank slate and came up with three strategies that would be implemented over the next few years to create something new. 
    Daniela started with a platform-based learning ecosystem. Then add “My Growth Strategy” and finally reimagined the performance management side and created a playbook for employees around the world. 

    Join Tom and Daniela as they discuss why this program is so successful. 

    Talking Points: 

    {01:15} Introduction to Daniela
    {02:25} How do you create change in a very large complex?
    {11:25} How do you match an employee with the right path for their career 
    {17:12} How to build the business case internally to say you need an investment from the business. 
    {22:06} How your relationships with other executives and the way that they trust you contributed to the success of the business.
    {32:44} A successful Evaluation process.
    {40:00} What does sustainability look like 

    Daniela Proust Bio:

    Daniela is an inspirational, effective team leader in multinational matrix organizations with a focus on leading global, virtual teams. She is a highly experienced Global Strategy and Learning and Development Leader with a demonstrated record of designing and implementing successful transformations and organizational development strategies. Daniela is passionate about innovation and technologies that contribute to the sustainable development of societies. She is an expert in learning and development, strategy and business development, and transformation.

    Resources/Links: 
    Connect with Daniela daniela.proust@siemens.comVisit the podcast’s website: https://www.talentempowerment.com/Follow Talent Empowerment on LinkedIn: https://www.talentempowerment.com/

    • 45 min
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    Daniela Proust: Preview

    Daniela Proust from Siemens joins us to share how she created a program to develop leaders. Her plan is simple. She started with a blank slate and came up with three strategies that would be implemented over the next few years to create something new. 

    Daniela started with a platform-based learning ecosystem. Then add “My Growth Strategy” and finally reimagined the performance management side and created a playbook for employees around the world. 

    Join Tom and Daniela as they discuss why this program is so successful. {You can hear the full episode on Thursday, December 1st}

    • 2 min
    Creating a Personal Brand that Empowers Others with Herb “Flight Time” Lang, Harlem Globetrotter

    Creating a Personal Brand that Empowers Others with Herb “Flight Time” Lang, Harlem Globetrotter

    Episode Description
    Kindness is free. Herb “flight time” Lang joins the show to tell his story of being a Harlem Globetrotter, traveling the world, and using his brand to empower other people to live a meaningful life of kindness. 

    Talking Points: 
    {04:10} Personal Branding for Herb “Flight Time” lang
    {05:22} Visiting 100 countries
    {07:00} Writing the book “Projects, Popes, and Presidents”
    {09:00} #Kindnessisfree 
    {11:30} Empowering others
    {16:00} Being a contestant on The Amazing Race 
    {24:00} Transitioning from being an athlete to a regular citizen
    {30:15} When things go wrong

    Herb Lang Bio:
    Herbert Lang came from humble beginnings in Brinkley, Arkansas graduating from Centenary College of Louisiana in 1998. While there, he led the Trans-America Athletic Conference in scoring and won the National Association of Basketball Coaches Slam Dunk Contest. The Globetrotters invited him to their training camp in 1999, and he spent 18 years as a player and coach with the team.
     
    He traveled to nearly 100 countries and interacted with various influential dignitaries during that time. He also participated in numerous TV shows and contests, including three seasons of The Amazing Race and Are you Smarter Than A 5th Grader? He wrote about his unique journey in a recently-published memoir, Projects, Popes and Presidents.
     
    Lang, a lifelong Razorback fan who still cheers on U of A sports teams, now lives in Ruskin, Florida with his wife Elena. Herb is also a TEDx SPEAKER.  https://youtu.be/ZeivzoCpygM He speaks about concepts from his books (Projects, Popes, and Presidents) as an on-air correspondent and inspirational speaker. He also facilitates sports clinics for young people. Herb just finished filming “Sweetwater.” Herb plays the role of “Babe” Pressley former Harlem Globetrotter! https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3602956/
     
    He’s currently working with a Hollywood production company to develop one of his many television show concepts, as well as improving his skills as an Actor, Producer, and being a good human.
     
    The father of three (Antonio, Nicholas, and Reya) said he was taught to treat people with kindness, and that principle still guides his life today. His mantra is summed up in the hashtag #kindnessisfree, which Herb often uses online and in correspondence.
     
    “I am just a small-town Arkansas kid who has been blessed to have so many amazing life-changing opportunities,” he said. “I truly believe that it’s important to treat others even better than you expect to be treated by people. Every major accomplishment in my life has been the direct result of others speaking up for me, trusting, and believing I would not fail them in doing so.”
     
    Lang finds beauty in life’s struggles. He believes that success is not determined by how much money a person makes but by how many lives they touch along the way.
    For more information about Herb please follow his social media as he is active on LinkedIn, Facebook, Tik Toc, Twitter, and Instagram @datrotter4.  Please visit his website at Herblang.com and also inquire to find out more about Herb’s non-profit (Kindness Is Free).

    Resources/Links: 
    Connect with Herb on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/datrotter4/?hl=en
    Visit the podcast’s website: https://www.talentempowerment.com/
    Follow Talent Empowerment on LinkedIn: https://www.talentempowerment.com/
    Connect with Tom on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomfinnleggup/

    • 40 min
    Herb "Flight Time" Lang: Preview

    Herb "Flight Time" Lang: Preview

    Kindness is free. Herb “flight time” Lang joins the show to tell his story of being a Harlem Globetrotter, traveling the world, and using his brand to empower other people to live a meaningful life of kindness. {You can hear the full episode on Thursday, November 24th}

    • 2 min
    Thriving with a family-run business with George Kiorpelidis, GK|BC Leadership

    Thriving with a family-run business with George Kiorpelidis, GK|BC Leadership

    Episode Description
    Family-run business can be rewarding. However, what happens when the children are entitled, or when the founder is afraid of growth? George shares some tips to help family-run businesses be successful.

    Talking Points: 
    {01:24} Becoming an ordained minister at age 13! 
    {07:05} The biggest challenge for a family business in today's modern environment?
    {12:55} What has changed with young people feeling like they need to be the CEO tomorrow morning?
    {17:55} How do you go from plateau to growth in a family business?
    {20:15} How do you get a founder to open their mind?
    {24:16} Why you should work with a family-run business with only a few employees
    {26:00} Red flags to look for
    {29:00} Separating personal information and professional at Thanksgiving.

    George Kiorpelidis Bio:
    George is an ICF-trained and certified NLP coach. His focus is on helping leaders of organizations and their teams build highly functional and supportive working environments.
    George has worked with and learned about business from some of the best names in the corporate tech sector, Nortel, NEC, and Future Electronics. He brought the lessons learned in the corporate world to his own retail and online business, which he grew from three to over ten employees while doubling sales. After managing that business for 10 years, he sold it to focus his attention on business coaching.

    His experiences working in the tech sector and as an entrepreneur has proven invaluable to his career as a business coach.  To complement his real-world experience, George has completed International Coaching Federation coaching Level 4 certification with the renowned Erickson College.

    George’s sense of community goes beyond the business world. As a mentor and volunteer, he gives generously of his time and talents to the non-profit group Toastmasters, where he shares his passion for public speaking and leadership training.  George has served in many leadership roles in the Toastmasters organization, from Founder and President of The Laval Achievers Club to the Director of Division F, serving and managing over 25 clubs and several hundred members. His hard work and leadership have earned him Toastmaster’s highest distinction the Distinguished Toastmaster Award (DTM).

    George founded GK|BC Leadership & works one-on-one with executives and business leaders in a broad range of industries, including pharma, fashion, advertising, consulting, and aerospace.  “Helping entrepreneurs and corporations learn how to leverage modern, science-based coaching techniques to exponentially improve their performance is my passion.”

    Resources/Links: 
     
    Georges website: https://gkbcleadership.com/Georges LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gkbcleadership/Talent Empowerment website: https://www.talentempowerment.com/Tom Finn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/therealtomfinn/ 
     
    Connect with Tom Finn

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/therealtomfinn/Instagram: https://instagram.com/therealtomfinn‍YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@therealtomfinn‍Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@therealtomfinn‍Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealtomfinn/‍Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealtomfinn‍Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/therealtomfinn

    • 36 min
    George Kiorpelidis: Preview

    George Kiorpelidis: Preview

    Family-run business can be rewarding. However, what happens when the children are entitled, or when the founder is afraid of growth? George shares some tips to help family-run businesses be successful.
    {You can hear the full episode Thursday, November 17th}

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

2nome2loveme ,

Finally a podcast that gets it!

From the first episode I knew that this podcast was different than others I heard. It has the perfect mix of highly relevant content, industry experts, tips and advice that you can immediately action, and a very engaging host! I have shared this podcast with my associates, friends, and clients, who all agree.
Thank you and I encourage you to keep up the amazing work you are doing as it is needed!

TheRealTomFinn ,

Interesting People Focused Guests

I love hearing from other people leaders and how they are approaching this new world of work. So far I’ve learned a ton from HR people leaders that have new ideas and are creating a better work environment for their teams. Give it a listen!

Jen TP ,

New fav HR podcast

Its early on, but I really enjoyed the first two episodes of this show! Sad I have to wait a week to continue on…well done and thanks for sharing insights from huge leaders I haven’t actually heard from before. Keep it up, it’ll only get better and better!

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