The Talent Empowerment podcast is all about helping people leaders help their organizations! Each week, host Tom Finn, co-founder and CEO of LeggUP, sits down with people leaders, talent development savants, founders, and executives from every industry to learn how they’re driving people innovation, transforming HR into People Ops, and securing organizational buy-in to disrupt the status quo. Why? Good HR leaders work for the company. Great HR leaders work for the people. If you’ve made it this far, we think you’re pretty great! So, what do you say? Let’s get back to people and culture, together. Subscribe to our podcast wherever you like to listen so you never miss an opportunity to empower your people.
Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time
Beryl is a successful Entrepreneur and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Beryl had over 10 years of corporate experience with nutrition and food companies prior to launching her first business, B.Komplete. B.Komplete is a Corporate Wellness Firm that offers a variety of onsite and virtual services for corporations, to enable individuals and corporations to better manage health conditions and to achieve optimal wellness. Beryl is passionate about living a healthy and balanced lifestyle and loves yoga, cooking, meditation and always learning. She also runs Komplete Business Dietetic Internship (KBDI). This program trains our future Registered Dietitian Nutritionists how to help the greatest number of consumers, world-wide.
What is KBDIWhy would/should a corporation partner with a registered dietician Beryl’s backgroundThe secret powerhouse ingredient of black beansHow food impacts our whole self; the gut-brain connectionTips for when you’re feeling overwhelmedStop managing your time, manage your energy instead Beryl’s morning ritual How to start developing better habitsHow to get started with meditation and mindfulnessVisit B.Komplete: https://bkomplete.com/Visit KBDI: https://kbdinternship.com/Email Beryl: firstname.lastname@example.orgVisit the official podcast website: https://www.talentempowerment.com/Follow the podcast on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/talent-empowerment-podcast/Connect with Tom on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/therealtomfinn/
Recognizing Cultural Differences in the Workplace
Maurice is a passionate people-first leader who firmly believes that human potential is limitless given the right conditions. Currently serving as the Head of People Operations for a leading people success platform, Lattice, Maurice built his professional life around developing and driving people strategies so organizations can truly tap into the highest levels of employee engagement, retention, and performance. Prior to joining Lattice, Maurice led numerous HR and people teams behind well-known companies such as Facebook, Union Bank, and Electronic Arts.
Maurice's journey to the world of HR and passion for people empowermentHistory and influence of Samoan cultureHow people of color can struggle with self-advocacyHow Maurice began to shift positions to grow into a people functionHow to leverage data to bring about organizational changeHow engagement levels can drastically vary when comparing at the company and team levelHow engagement, compensation, and benefits are changingIntro to LatticeThe importance of operations in HRRemote work landscapeCulture is happening while you're trying to plan for itResources/Links:
Connect with Maurice on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/motuibell/Learn about Lattice: https://lattice.com/Visit the podcast website: https://talentempowerment.com/Connect with Tom on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomfinnleggup/Follow Talent Empowerment on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/talent-empowerment-podcast/Visit Our Sponsors:
How to be a "Great Place To Work"
Our guest today is Michael Bush, the CEO of Great Place to Work, the global research and analytics ﬁrm that produces the annual Fortune100 Best Companies to Work For list, the World’s Best Workplaces list, and dozens of other distinguished workplace rankings around the world. Driven by a love of business and an unwavering commitment to fair and equitable treatment, Michael joined Great Place to Work as CEO in 2015, bringing 30 years of experience leading and growing organizations. This includes serving as CEO of Tetra Tech Communications, which he grew from $40 million to $300 million in revenue. Michael is also a former member of President Obama’s White House Business Council and a founding board member of the private equity seed fund, Fund Good Jobs, which invests in small, inner-city businesses.
What does Great Place To Work do?The importance of measuring "trust" / what is "trust"What do most employees look for in managers and leadersWhat's the most important hiring factor when building teams? Consequences of low trust work environmentsGreat Place To Work and Google's partnership on studying high-performance teamsEmployees don't have the power to change company cultureWhat matters most to employees? Yes, pay does matter.What actually matters if you want to be a great leaderThe majority of leaders are snapping back to 2019 behaviorAnalyzing what's best for my customer and my employeesWhat would Michael change about his own leadership style? Resources/Links:
Great Place To Work: https://www.greatplacetowork.com/Connect with Michael on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelcbush/Visit the Podcast Website: https://www.talentempowerment.com/Connect with Tom on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomfinnleggup/Follow the Podcast on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/talent-empowerment-podcast/Visit our Sponsor: https://www.leggup.com/
It's Time to Start "Loving Up" HR with Accenture's Jeremy Ames
My guest today is Jeremy Ames who is currently the Business & Technology Delivery Senior Manager for Accenture, a Fortune 500 company -$50.53 billion in 2021, delivering human capital management technology services to their many clients. Previously, Jeremy was the VP of HCM Services at Workforce Insight and the founder and CEO of Hive Tech HR, a company servicing the the lifecycle of human resources technology. Here Jeremy became known as the “the HCM Guy,” but has since abandoned that nickname, wanting to be part of the shift away from the “human capital” terminology to “people management.” Today, Jeremy is a go-to resource for many companies and loves to share his knowledge on how people management does, in fact, impact an organizations’ bottom line.
How do people impact the bottom line? Jeremy's background as a consultant and becoming an HR thought leaderCombining people and technologyWhat are the current trends in employee transformationSupporting for people who are surviving versus thrivingHow to increase utilization on wellness appsBiggest challenges holding HR backHR and burnoutWhat should HR focus on to retain employeesHow does the function of HR pivot for the future/5 years from nowResources/Links:
Connect with Jeremy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremyames1/Email Jermey: email@example.comVisit the Talent Empowerment website: https://www.talentempowerment.com/Follow Talent Empowerment on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/talent-empowerment-podcast/Follow Tom on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomfinnleggup/Follow Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomfinnleggupVisit our sponsors: https://www.leggup.com/
How to Bring a Family-First Mentality to the Workplace
My guest today is Evan Falchuk, the chairman and CEO of Family First, a company focused on creating innovative solutions to support families in solving the complex issues involved with caregiving. Prior to Family First, Evan served as President of Best Doctors for 14 years, focusing heavily on the problems surrounding misdiagnosis. Under his leadership, Best Doctors grew from a few million dollars in revenue to more than $200 million, helping over 30 million people around the world. Evan is also a former practicing attorney, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a former candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in the 2014 elections.
Evan's numerous career transitionsEvan's unique experience with Best DoctorsThe mission behind FamilyFirst, a new employee benefit for caregiversHow FamilyFirst helps caregiversHelping the sandwich generationHow can HR leaders bring in FamilyFirstThe powerful combination of coaching & caregiving benefits3 key responsibilities of a CEOHow can mid-level managers address caregiving issuesDigital components of FamilyFirst & differentiators from EAPsFuture plans for globalizationResources/Links:
Family First website: https://www.family-first.com/Connect with Evan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/evanfalchuk/Podcast website: https://www.talentempowerment.com/Connect with Tom on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomfinnleggup/Visit our Sponsor: https://www.leggup.com/
Building Blocks to Psychological Safety with Linda Valente, MFT
Linda Valente is the Director of Training and Employee Development at the non-profit, CDD, or Center for Developmentally Disabled. Here Linda and her organization provide much-needed residential care services and day habilitation to adults with developmental disabilities across the greater Kansas City, MO area. Linda is the first person in her position, laying the foundation for supporting not just their residents, but their caregivers.
Linda has worked in the Learning & Development field for 14 years now and holds two master's degrees in Adult Education and Family Therapy. Outside of academics, Linda is a lover of music. She is a part-time vocal instructor and currently studying to become a voice-over artist. But most important to Linda is her female-dominated family with two daughters and two granddaughters, with her first grandson on the way!
Talking Points: How Linda got into training and developmentCenter for Developmentally Disabled informationImportance of "listening tours"How can L&D positions help employees reach their full potentialDealing with failureTips to decompress the mindHow can talent leaders best position themselves for their own growth within a company?The power and importance of vulnerability and creating psychological safetyServant leadership modelDefining successHow to make "others-focused" a leadership/business practiceTips for building relationshipsWatch outs for psychological safetyResources/Links:
Connect with Linda: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindavalente1/Learn about CDD: https://cddkc.org/Connect with Tom on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomfinnleggup/Connect with Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomfinnleggupPodcast website: https://www.talentempowerment.com/
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!
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!
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!