38 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.

Talent Empowerment with Tom Finn Tom Finn

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

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
    Daniela Proust: Preview

    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
    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
    Balance the needs of your business and your employees with Nigel Branker, CEO Canadian Premier

    Balance the needs of your business and your employees with Nigel Branker, CEO Canadian Premier

    Episode Description
    From Actuary to CEO in just a couple of years. Nigel shares how he became the CEO of Canadian Premier, and what the first 100 days have been like. Nigel shares his strategic game plan for finding the balance between the needs of the business and the needs of the employee. 

    Talking Points
    {01:38} Nigel’s role at Canadian Premier.
    {06:35} How to become a CEO in a couple of years
    {18:03} Balance between the need of the business and the needs of the employee
    {21:21} Role of middle management
    {25:47} Meeting diverse needs

    Nigel Branker Bio
    Nigel brings over 25 years of Canadian business experience to Canadian Premier. He is an innovative growth leader, effective strategic thinker, and transformational change agent for Canadian Premier’s strategic growth. Over the course of his career, Nigel has held various leadership roles in pension and benefits businesses within Canadian and global firms and has spearheaded many successful acquisitions and go-to-market strategies. 
    A consulting actuary by background, he remains a Fellow of both the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. Nigel is a progressive thought-leader and industry author who focuses on emerging issues for organizations, including mental health, the future of work, and improving workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Resources/Links
    Canadian Premier website: https://www.canadianpremier.ca/
    Visit Nigel Branker on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nigel-branker/
    Follow Talent Empowerment on LinkedIn: https://www.talentempowerment.com/

    Connect with Tom Finn
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/therealtomfinn/
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/therealtomfinn
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@therealtomfinn
    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@therealtomfinn
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealtomfinn/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealtomfinn
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/therealtomfinn

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 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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