Podcast: Bring Out The Talent

We have launched a new podcast entitled, “Bring Out The Talent“. Tune in to hear from learning and development talent, partners, and clients on their innovative approaches and industry insights. In each episode, TTA’s CEO, Maria Melfa, and Talent Manager, Jocelyn Allen will chat with subject matter experts and bring you casual, yet insightful conversations. Maria and Jocelyn use their unique blend of industry experience and humor to interview the L&D industry’s most influential people, latest topics, and powerful stories. Each episode has important takeaways that will help to create a culture of continuous learning within your organization.

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Successful remote teams
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Episode 33:

Setting Remote Teams Up for Success

September 19, 2022

Guest: George Karseras, Coach, Author, and Founder of TeamUp

A recent Accenture report revealed that 63% of companies that have chosen to implement a remote or hybrid workforce model witnessed high-revenue growth, whereas 69% of companies that did not embrace either of these models experienced either negative growth or no growth at all. For those organizations embracing a hybrid or remote workforce model, there has been a growing need to improve the strategies surrounding team building. So, how can managers effectively build teams and set them up for success in an ever-increasing virtual world?

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we dive into how managers can effectively lead and support their teams in a virtual environment, common obstacles leaders may encounter when working with remote teams, and how leaders can create a positive and engaging culture for employees working remotely with our guest, George Karseras. George is a Coach, Author, and the Founder of TeamUp.

Tune in as we learn how to maximize engagement and help teams thrive in a remote world! Listen now.

building better teams podcast
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Episode 32:

Steps For Building Better Teams

September 06, 2022

Guest: Leigh Ann Rodgers, Coach, Trainer, Facilitator, and Founder & CEO of Better Teams

There is no doubt that employee happiness and a thriving workplace culture are deeply connected. So, what steps can an organization take to build the foundation for strong and happy teams?

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we discuss the current state of workplace happiness, proven methods to build high-performing teams, and how to help teams establish trust. We will also learn more about the Better Teams Assessment and ways that everyone within your team can think and behave as a leader – regardless of their level of authority, with our special guest Leigh Ann Rodgers. Leigh Ann is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator with over 20 years of experience in the human development field and the founder and CEO of Better Teams.

Tune in as we learn how to create thriving and high-performing teams. Listen now.

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Episode 31:

Change Management: Discussion on Embracing Change in the Workplace

August 22, 2022

Guest: Lynn Turner, Coach, Facilitator, Strategist, and founder of Core XP Business Solutions

According to The Harvard Business Review, over 60% of change initiatives undertaken in organizations end in failure. Could this be in part to leaders and employees lacking the guidance and support needed to fully embrace the change? A separate study from McKinsey revealed that 70% of all change programs fail due to employee resistance and lack of support from the management. So, what steps can an organization take to ensure a successful organizational change?

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we dive into change management within an organization, the skills and tools needed to be a successful change agent, challenges often faced when implementing changes, and tips on how to successfully manage change within an organization with our guest, Lynn Turner. Lynn is a Coach, Facilitator, Strategist, TTA consultant, and founder of Core XP Business Solutions.

Tune in as we unlock the secrets to creating lasting and impactful organizational change! Listen now

Creating radical teams
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Episode 30:

Create Radical Teams

August 8, 2022
Guest: Juliana Stancampiano, author, business leader, strategist, and CEO of Oxygen

Research has revealed that teamwork is more important than ever. So much so that approximately 75% of employees rate teamwork and collaboration as being very important and companies that promote collaboration and teamwork have reduced employee turnover rates by 50%. But in this new era of working, many leaders are struggling to cultivate strong teams and are looking for a roadmap for success.

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we discuss creating radical teams with the author of “Radical Outcomes: How to Create Extraordinary Teams that Get Tangible Results,” strategist, and CEO of Oxygen, Juliana Stancampiano. Juliana dives into common workplace models that are no longer effective and how leaders can begin fostering extraordinary teams. We also discuss some of the biggest challenges leaders face when creating radical teams, the value of transparency and role clarity, how to effectively measure results, and what we can expect to see in the upcoming years surrounding teams.

Tune in as we learn some tips on how to create radical teams. Listen now or read the transcript.

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Episode 29:

Addressing Toxic Attitudes to Create a Positive and Inclusive Workforce

July 25, 2022
Guest: Lisa Harrison, Diversity and Human Resources Consultant

As leaders, we wear many hats: coach, mentor, motivator, problem-solver, and beyond. But one role many leaders aren’t always prepared for is the role of ‘bad attitude modifier.’ Unfortunately, an employee with a toxic attitude can seriously disrupt things in the workplace. Research shows that when faced with a toxic employee, 78% of employees become less committed to their organization.

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we take a deep dive into the importance of addressing a toxic attitude in the workplace and how to tackle the issue head-on. We discuss how leaders can address an employee or team who possess a toxic mindset, how to use feedback to create inclusion, and how to proactively promote a positive and inclusive workplace. To help answer these questions, we speak with Lisa Harrison. Lisa is a Diversity and Human Resources consultant with over twenty years of success in workforce diversity and inclusion.

Tune in as we learn how to combat negativity to help promote an inclusive and positive workplace. Listen now or read the transcript.

culture mindset podcast
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Episode 28:

Lead With A Culture Focused Mindset

July 11, 2022
Guest: John Mancuso, seasoned educator, writer, founder of Authentic Communication Matters, and TTA consultant.

A recent study revealed that companies that cultivate a positive and strong workplace culture could see as much as a 400% growth in revenue. 400%! A positive workplace culture is so important because it helps attract new talent, drives engagement, impacts happiness, and positively affects performance – do you know where your workplace culture rates?

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we take a deep dive into the importance of workplace culture. We explore why leaders need to think differently in order to keep culture thriving, how to align your practices with your mission and values, how to adopt behaviors associated with an “employee-centered” leadership culture, common pitfalls leaders make when trying to change corporate culture—and how to avoid them, and so much more with our special guest, John Mancuso. John is a seasoned educator, writer, founder of Authentic Communication Matters, and beloved TTA consultant.

Tune in as we learn how you can lead with a culture-focused mindset and shape your organization’s culture and ensure stellar productivity. Listen now or read the transcript.

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Episode 27:

Emotional Intelligence: The Backbone of Organizational Success

June 20, 2022
Guest: Themum Crawford, a certified professional development trainer, facilitator, and TTA senior consultant

Unless you live in a cave, emotional intelligence is a critical requisite skill needed to be an effective leader or team member. Unfortunately, there is not enough emphasis placed on developing this essential skill. The good news is that emotional intelligence can be learned.

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we take a deep dive into emotional intelligence and discuss the 4 fundamental competencies of emotional intelligence, how emotions can affect behavior and performance, the most effective EI assessments, and so much more with our special guest, Themum Crawford. Themum is an accomplished hands-on learning and development consultant with deep practical experiences in various workplace environments. She has the unique ability to expand the facilitation of topics into related principles, concepts, and theories while building an open and comfortable learning environment.

Tune in as we learn from an EI expert how to develop a thriving emotionally intelligent workplace. Listen now or view the transcript.

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Episode 26:

Culture Renovation: How to Build an Unshakeable Company

June 6, 2022
Guest: Kevin Oakes, CEO and founder of the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), the leading human capital research company in the world

Most business leaders understand the power of a dynamic and positive workplace culture, but only about 15% of companies that embark on making such a change are successful. Which leads many business leaders to ask – why do so many organizations fail when attempting a culture change? There are many factors to consider when undertaking a culture renovation. Business leaders must ask strategic questions such as what specific actions need to take place to successfully change an organization’s culture? What does our culture represent? How do we reinforce behaviors that best support our company’s purpose?

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we answer those questions and more with Kevin Oakes. Kevin is the CEO and founder of the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), the leading human capital research company in the world. Kevin was previously the founder and the president of SumTotal Systems, chairman and CEO of Click2learn, which was founded by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. Prior to joining Click2learn, Kevin was president and founder of Oakes Interactive which was purchased by Click2learn (then called Asymetrix), which Kevin helped take public a year later.

Kevin has been a pioneer in the human capital field for over 15 years and is the author of “Culture Renovation – 18 Leadership Actions To Build An Unshakeable Company” and co-author of “The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management,” published by ATD Press. Kevin is an international keynote speaker who was also previously chairman of ATD’s board and served five years as an ATD board member.

Tune in as Kevin shares invaluable insight into the world of Culture Renovation and great tips from his book, “Culture Renovation – 18 Leadership Actions To Build An Unshakeable Company.” Listen now or read the transcript

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Episode 25:

Leading with a Coaching Mindset in the Workplace

May 23, 2022
Guest: Jay Caputo, a seasoned educator, trainer, certified master coach, speaker, writer, and TTA consultant

According to Gallup, a staggering 85% of employees are not engaged or are actively disengaged at work, resulting in $7 trillion in lost productivity. But there is hopeful news, the Institute of Coaching revealed that over 70% of individuals who received coaching benefited from improved work performance, engagement, relationships, and more effective communication skills. They also reported that 86% of companies felt that they recouped the investment they made into coaching – plus some!

So where, as leaders, can we begin when it comes to coaching? What are the first steps leaders can take to cultivate a coaching mindset in the workplace?

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we answer those questions and more, with Jay Caputo, a seasoned educator, trainer, certified master coach, speaker, writer, and TTA consultant. Listen now

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Episode 24:

Navigating Talent Acquisition During the Great Resignation

May 9, 2022
Guest: Bryan Dick and Stephen Miln, Direct Placement Manager and Direct Placement Business Executive at TTA

While the economy is attempting to recover, the number of jobs still available has been a cause of concern for most employers. In fact, the latest data from the Labor Department revealed that there are currently 11.3 million job openings. Along with the slow return to work, we are experiencing the effects of the Great Resignation. With the challenge of finding talent – what should organizations do?

To help us dive into recruiting and talent acquisition, we are joined by TTA’s Direct Hire Division’s Bryan Dick and Steve Miln. With over 20 years of combined experience in this field, tune in as this dynamic duo provides first-hand insight into the current state of Talent Acquisition. Listen now or read the transcript.

Cultivating Curiosity in the workplace
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Episode 23:

Cultivating Curiosity in the Workplace

April 25, 2022
Guest: Jasmine Martirossian, Ph.D., Vice President of Marketing at TÜV SÜD Americas

Curiosity is an increasingly important skill for employees. In fact, a recent study from the Harvard Business Review revealed that curiosity allowed employees to think more innovatively and rationally about decisions and come up with new and creative solutions. Additionally, leaders who encouraged curiosity had more trusting and collaborative relationships within their teams. Who wouldn’t want that?

Unfortunately, some leaders unwittingly stifle curiosity, fearing it will increase risk and inefficiency. So how can business leaders and managers successfully cultivate a curious mindset within their teams and unleash the power of free-thinking in the workplace?

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we answer those questions and more, with Dr. Jasmine Martirossian, Vice President of Marketing at TÜV SÜD Americas. Listen now or read the transcript.

mulltigenerational workforce
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Episode 22:

Harnessing the Power of a Multigenerational Workforce

April 11, 2022
Guest: Elana Kieffer and Carolyn Stem, Acting Director and Project Assistant at The New York Academy of Medicine’s Center for Healthy Aging

For the first time in our economic history, there are five generations of employees making up our workforce. From the ‘Traditionalists’ generation to the newcomers ‘Gen Z’ – there are decades of experiences, cultures, and knowledge in our workplaces that each of us can learn from. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that by 2026 we can expect nearly two-thirds of people aged 55-64 to be working, and about 30% of people ages 65-74 to likely have full or part-time jobs.

So how can business leaders and managers successfully lead multigenerational teams and unleash the power of a multigenerational workforce?

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we answer those questions and more, with Elana Kieffer and Carolyn Stem from The New York Academy of Medicine’s Center for Healthy Aging. Listen now or read the transcript.

psychological safety in the workplace
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Episode 21:

Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace

March 28, 2022
Guest: Allessandria Polizzi, CEO and Founder of Verdant Consulting

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we speak with Allessandria Polizzi, PhD, CEO and Founder of Verdant Consulting. Last year, more than 3.98 million workers quit their jobs each month, the highest average on record. This mass exodus of employees, or “Great Resignation” isn’t necessarily indicative of people not liking what they do but according to mental health experts, many people are in search of employers who make them feel more psychologically safe.

To better understand psychological safety as it relates to the workplace and training in the workplace, we speak with Dr. Polizzi who has over 20 years of experience leading teams to help unlock their potential and helping organizations thrive. Dr. Polizzi discusses the role that psychological safety plays in training, how to address psychological safety in a hybrid workplace, the role psychological safety plays in the learning process, how psychological safety affects business outcomes, and what can leaders can do or start today to create psychological safety for their teams. Tune in and discover how you can begin to actively foster a psychologically safe workplace. Listen now or read the transcript.

learning engineers podcast
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Episode 20:

From Designer to Engineer, New Roles for Learning Professionals

March 14, 2022
Guest: Michael Noble, PhD, President (Americas), Area9 Lyceum

Learning engineering may not be new (it emerged in the 1960s) but new applications of AI in our industry, specifically adaptive learning, bring increased focus on that specialized skillset. How will learning analytics and adaptive solutions radically improve the speed and quality of learning?

In this episode of “Bring Out the Talent,” we speak with Michael Noble, PhD, President (Americas) for Area9 Lyceum, the industry leader in adaptive learning. We discuss the emergence (or re-emergence) of a unique role for learning engineers, how that role differs from that of an instructional designer or LX designer, and why it’s not just another trend. Innovations in technology are creating a demand for increased competencies in data analysis and data-driven design. And with a much more ambitious aim–to accelerate expert performance and mastery in our organizations. Tune in and discover the next big shift in the future of learning. Listen now or read the transcript.

virtual learning experience
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Episode 19:

Session Producers: Supporting Your Virtual Learning Experiences

February 28, 2022
Guest: Pearl Walker, Senior Learning Operations and Delivery Manager at SAE International 

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we speak with Pearl Walker, the Senior Learning Operations and Delivery Manager at SAE International. With millions of employees now working remotely, most businesses are placing a heavier reliance on video conferencing tools, such as Zoom, Teams, WebEx, and others. With the increase of virtual meetings and training sessions, many organizations have found the need for technical Session Producers to help support their virtual training deliveries.

As the leader in connecting and educating engineers, SAE International utilizes Session Producers to help ensure that their trainings run seamlessly so that their virtual hosts have the support they need in order to focus on training. Tune in as we discuss the importance of Session Producers and how they are a vital role in SAE’s virtual deliveries.  Listen now or read the transcript.

mental health in workplace podcast
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Episode 18:

Using Digital Neuroscience To Address Mental Health In The Workplace

February 14, 2022
Guest: Matt Resteghini, Chief Marketing Officer of Total Brain 

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we speak with Matt Resteghini, Chief Marketing Officer of Total Brain. It is no secret that there is a Mental Health Crisis impacting our world. Studies have found that 19% of people have a mental health condition and 51% are at risk for a mental health condition. So how can business leaders better understand employee stress levels, risks of mental conditions, and their impact on brain capacities? And more importantly, what can we do about it?

Matt discusses their powerful work surrounding neuroscience-based mental health and brain performance. With digital neuroscience, mental health can be measured, improved, and managed – just like physical health. Matt will also discuss their recent work developing the Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition, the impact of COVID on mental health risks and brain capacities, some of the biggest challenges of the broader mental health crisis, and how to help remove the stigma around mental health. Tune in and learn how you can proactively support some of the challenges around the mental health crisis for your employees.  Listen now or read the transcript.

inclusion for disabilities
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Episode 17:

Work Without Limits: Inclusion that Encompasses People with Disabilities

January 31, 2022
Guest: Bonnie Rivers, Director of Employer Relations for Work Without Limits at UMass Chan Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine 

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we speak with Bonnie Rivers, Director of Employer Relations for Work Without Limits at UMass Chan Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine. With one in four adults in the US living with a disability, what can business leaders do to support their success?

With so many organizations increasing their focus on inclusion and diversity, many are looking to find ways to better support employees with disabilities. Bonnie and the team at Work Without Limits provide training and consulting services to help build the capacity of employers, employment service providers, state agency personnel, and educational institutions in advancing workplace disability inclusion. Bonnie will discuss how their programs work, training programs they offer, how to address neurodiversity in the workplace, and much more. Tune in and learn how you can support a more diverse workplace that thrives without limits.

About Work Without Limits: Work Without Limits is an initiative of Commonwealth Medicine, the consulting and operations division of UMass Chan Medical School. Their goal is to position Massachusetts as the first state in the nation where the employment rate of people with disabilities is equal to people without disabilities. Listen now or read the transcript.

cultivate company culture
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Episode 16:

Engaging and Cultivating Company Culture in this Hybrid World

January 17, 2022
Guest: Erin Diehl, business improv edutainer, fail-fluencer, professional Zoom-bie, and founder of “Improve it!”

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we speak with Erin Diehl on ways to engage and cultivate company culture in this new hybrid world. Erin is the energetic founder of “Improve it!” a unique professional development company that pushes others to laugh, learn, play, and grow. Erin has spoken on stages nationwide for associations including SHRM, HRMAC, and ATD. She has also worked with many amazing organizations such as United Airlines, PepsiCo, Uber, Groupon, Deloitte, Walgreens, and Warby Parker – just to name a few. Erin shares ideas on how leaders can improve engagement for remote, in-office, and hybrid employees. Tune in and learn from an expert how we can all shift our mindsets to focus on the quality of how we connect, ways to maximize engagement, and the tools to cultivate thriving company culture.  Listen now or read the transcript.

extended reality in the workplace
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Episode 15:

Extended Reality (XR): The Future of Workplace Learning

January 3, 2022
Guest: Brian Boyle, Training Designer, Technologist, and Founder of the Award-Winning CrossTrainer®.

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we speak with Brian Boyle about extended reality (XR). Brian is a training designer, technologist, and founder of the award-winning CrossTrainer. With the global XR market expected to rise over 300 billion dollars by 2024 and more cost-effective solutions available, organizations are looking at XR to help increase learning engagement. Brian will discuss several XR solutions, share some interesting use cases, and give listeners tips to help determine which avenue is best for your organization. As the world accelerates its path of digital transformation, tune it and learn from an XR expert the key to the future of work and what is next for mixed reality. Listen now or read the transcript.

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Episode 14:

Assess For Success: Never Hire A Bad Salesperson Again

December 6, 2021
Guest: Dr. Christopher Croner, Principal, Lead Sales Psychologist and Assessment Developer at SalesDrive

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we speak with Dr. Christopher Croner, Principal, Lead Sales Psychologist, and Sales Assessment Developer at SalesDrive. With sales positions having such a high turnover rate, many organizations are looking for the secret to hiring and keeping exceptional salespeople. In this episode, Dr. Croner uncovers that secret formula for success, and here’s a hint – it all begins with the assessment. Dr. Croner gives listeners a deep dive into the three elements of drive, how to test a sales candidate’s drive, and interview questions that you can use to assess the three critical elements of drive. With the average sales turnover at 35%, tune in and learn from an expert how you can never hire a bad salesperson again! Listen now.

importance of cybersecurity training
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Episode 13:

Cybersecurity Training: Why It Has Never Been So Important

November 22, 2021
Guest: Cybersecurity Training: Why It Has Never Been So Important

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we speak with Jon O’Keefe the Technology Education Jedi at Logical Operations. Jon discusses the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). Developed by the U.S. Department of Defense, the CMMC is a cybersecurity program designed to protect information that is shared by the Department with its contractors. With over 350,000 contractors within the DoD vendor supply chain needing the CMMC, there is an increasing demand for the training. Jon gives listeners a deep dive into the training program and who would benefit from this certification. He will discuss how there are heightened risks for companies as more employees are working from home. With a compliance requirement date looming, tune in and learn from an expert how you can begin preparing now. Listen now.

About Kris Myer
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Episode 12:

There’s Something About Kris Meyer

November 8, 2021
Guest: Kris Meyer, Emmy nominated and award-winning producer and co-founder and CEO of Muddhouse Media

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we shake it up a bit and speak with Kris Myer an Emmy nominated and award-winning producer and co-founder and CEO of Muddhouse Media. In this off-the-cuff episode, Kris discusses his 20+ year career working in the entertainment industry. From his work with the comedic duo The Farrelly Brothers on blockbuster hits such as “There’s Something About Mary,” “Me, Myself & Irene,” “Shallow Hal,” “Fever Pitch,” and “Dumb & Dumber To.” To his independent ventures on a number of films and tv shows ranging from the Sports Emmy nominated ESPN show “THE LOST SON OF HAVANA” to “PLIMPTON!” Kris also discusses his most recent venture in podcasting with his new production company “Muddhouse Media.” Tune in for a fun look behind the scenes of some of the best tv shows, movies, and podcasts of our time! Listen now.

Identify Your Talents
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Episode 11:

Identify Your Natural Talents: Tips From A CliftonStrengths Finders Coach

October 25, 2021
Guest: Pari Smart, President of Smart Possibilities and Certified Gallup StrengthsFinders Coach

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we speak with Pari Smart, a Certified Gallup StrengthsFinder Coach. Pari takes us for a deep dive into the strengths-based philosophy utilizing Gallup’s CliftonStrengths assessments. Over 26 million people have utilized CliftonStrengths assessments to help define their unique talent DNA. In fact, these assessments are so beneficial that thousands of companies have incorporated them into their employee development programs in order to help maximize their team’s potential at work. As a certified StrengthsFinder coach, Pari discusses ways that leaders can use and understand their own strengths, as well as, their employees’ strengths, to help develop and reinforce the positive attributes of their teams. Tune in and discover the significant impact that CliftonStrengths assessments can have in the workplace and how managing employees’ strengths can lead to improved workforce engagement and increased employee retention. Listen now or read the transcript.

developing diverse talent
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Episode 10:

Developing Diverse Technical Talent: The Akamai Story

October 11, 2021
Guest: Magda Bukala, Diversity Inclusion and Social Responsibility Manager II and ATA Global Project Manager at Akamai Technologies

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we speak with Magda Bukala, the Diversity Inclusion and Social Responsibility Manager II, and ATA Global Project Manager at Akamai Technologies. Magda takes a deep dive into the origins of the Akamai Technical Academy (ATA), a training program for diverse talent, specifically people with the aptitude for technology who might not come from typical technical backgrounds. Magda discusses the candidate process and experience, the profound impact ATA had on Akamai and its employees, and how the program went on to win a 2020 Brandon Hall Group Award for Excellence in Learning. Tune in and discover how your organization can develop strong talent from non-traditional backgrounds and diversify your workforce. Listen now or read the transcript.

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Episode 9:

Learning Strategy: Mapping Out Success

September 27, 2021
Guest: Jerry Gschwind, President of Symphony Learning Partners and Learning Strategy Expert

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we speak with Jerry Gschwind, President of Symphony Learning Partners, Learning Strategy Expert, and Senior TTA Learning Consultant. Jerry shares stories from his thirty years as a Learning Strategist and shares some remarkable stories from some of his notable award-winning projects. Jerry also takes a deeper dive into Learning Strategy, when to use a Learning Strategist, the core benefits of developing a Learning Strategy, and how to determine if a Learning Strategist is right for you. Tune in and discover from an expert how a Learning Strategy can positively impact your organization’s learning initiatives. Listen now or read the transcript.

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Episode 8:

Diversity in the Workplace: An Empathetic Approach to Fostering Inclusion

September 13, 2021
Guest: Kisha Dixon, Training Leader, Public Speaker, Award-Winning Culture Change Agent, and a Senior TTA Learning Consultant

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we speak with Kisha Dixon an award-winning Culture Change Agent and Senior TTA Learning Consultant. In this powerful conversation, Kisha discusses diversity and how it has evolved over the years. Kisha also shares effective ways leaders can use empathy to address unconscious and implicit bias in the workplace, what a successful diversity program looks like, how organizations can ensure long-lasting program effectiveness, the advantages of remote diversity programs, and ways to advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion with colleagues who maybe don’t understand its importance. Tune in for a deeper dive into diversity awareness and discover how you can become a powerful force for positive change in your workplace. Listen now or read the transcript.

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Episode 7:

Adaptive Learning: A Personalized Learning Approach

August 30, 2021
Guest: Joe Barrow, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Area9 Lyceum

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we speak with Joe Barrow the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Area9 Lyceum. Joe, with his 25+ years of L&D experience, discusses the importance of personalized and adaptive learning. Joe shares the benefits of adaptive learning and why many organizations are adopting it. He also discusses key issues organizations should consider before adopting an adaptive learning platform, best practices to consider before a deployment, and how to measure success. Tune into this episode to discover how you can provide four-dimensional learning for the 21st century. Listen now or read the transcript.

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Episode 6:

Get Comfortable With Change

August 16, 2021
Guest: Anne Bonney – International keynote speaker, trainer, best-selling author, and experienced leadership workshop facilitator

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we speak with Anne Bonney, an international keynote speaker, trainer, best-selling author of “GET OVER IT!”, podcast host of “Ignite Your Influence,” and an experienced leadership workshop facilitator. Anne will discuss the important (yet sometimes daunting) aspect of how to manage change. Anne shares ways to get buy-in from the top down, how to handle resistance to change, how to make lasting change, and how to address change management in an unstable time. Anne’s vibrant and energetic personality will captivate you as she fires up listeners and inspires you to communicate better, charge up your EQ, and embrace the challenges that transition brings. Listen now or read the transcript.

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Episode 5:

The Power of Laughter in the Workplace

August 2, 2021
Guest: David Horning – Speaker, Consultant, Comedian, and Founder of Water Cooler Comedy

In this episode of, “Bring Out The Talent,” we speak with David Horning, speaker, comedian, and founder of the hilarious “Water Cooler Comedy.” David will discuss how humor can be used as a powerful tool to inspire happiness, ignite creativity, boost productivity, and promote a collaborative workplace culture. He will also chat about ways that leaders can effectively use humor in the workplace, four types of humor that leaders will find effective in managing workplace culture, and what types of humor to avoid. Tune into this episode to discover how you can capitalize on the power of humor in your workplace! Listen now or read the transcript.

Resilency Podcast
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Episode 4:

Resiliency and A Winning Mindset

July 19, 2021
Guest: Laura Eiman

In this episode of, “Bring Out The Talent”, we will be talking with Laura Eiman, a 67-year-old gold medal Olympic weightlifter, a Navy SEAL certified Mental Toughness Coach, and a Resiliency Expert. Laura will share her inspirational story on how she went from a life of dysfunction to becoming an Olympic gold medal winner in her 60’s by developing a mentally tough and resilient mindset. Laura discusses how anyone can achieve their goals by developing habits, deleting toxic emotions, and learning how to approach each day with a “solution-based” mindset. Laura is an ordinary woman now doing extraordinary things because she got mentally tough. Listen now or read the transcript.

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Episode 3:

Storypathing: The Importance of Crafting Your Narrative

July 5, 2021
Guest: Dr. Dennis Rebelo

In this episode of, “Bring Out The Talent.” we will be talking with Dr. Dennis Rebelo, a professor, speaker, career coach, former President of Alex and Ani University, and author of “Story Like You Mean It”. Dr. Rebelo will share the meaning of storypathing, the importance of crafting your narrative, how storypathing can strengthen an organization, how employees can create and develop their stories to overcome obstacles and showcase their authentic selves, how to measure storypathing success, and so much more. Listen now!

Leading with Structure Podcast
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Episode 2:

Leadership: Leading With Structure and Substance

June 20th, 2021
Guest: Bruce Tulgan

In this episode of, “Bring Out The Talent.” we will be talking to Bruce Tulgan, founder and CEO of Rainmaker Thinking and Leadership Expert. Bruce will share his insights on the biggest challenges leaders face today, the under-management epidemic, tips for creating highly engaged leaders, what leadership methodologies have stood the test of time and which have evolved, and so much more. Listen now and read the transcript.

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Episode 1:

Origins of TTA: How It All Began

June 7th, 2021
Guest: Maria Melfa

In this opening episode of, “Bring Out The Talent.” we kick off our series with Maria Melfa, President and CEO of TTA. Maria begins our series by sharing the origins of TTA, what it’s like working with family, how the learning and development industry has changed over nearly three decades, the importance of company culture, funny stories from along the way, and so much more. Listen now and read the transcript.

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