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Talent Talks

Hunt Scanlon Media hosts a podcast with luminaries on the latest talent trends.

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Elections and Nonprofit Hiring: Navigating Potential Policy Changes with Doug Trout
In this episode of Talent Talks, host Rob Adams sits down with Doug Trout, managing director at DRiWaterstone Human Capital. With 25 years of experience in leading nonprofit searches, Doug shares insights on how upcoming elections could impact the recruitment and hiring strategies of nonprofits and social impact organizations. They discuss potential policy changes, shifts in philanthropic giving, federal spending, and the emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Join us for a deep dive into the future of nonprofit hiring amidst political shifts.
19:47 6/11/24
Embracing Diversity Through Coaching
Join us on Talent Talks as Dr. Sarah Prince of TI Verbatim Consulting (TIVC) introduces their innovative "Coaching with Cultural Humility Program." This episode dives into how TIVC integrates DEI strategies into coaching, promoting an inclusive workplace culture. Dr. Prince shares insights on leveraging cultural humility to enhance coaching effectiveness, ensuring every client's unique cultural identity is respected and valued. Whether you're a leader looking to cultivate a more inclusive environment or a coach aspiring to deepen your impact, this conversation offers practical tools and transformative perspectives. Tune in to discover how to operationalize DEI in your coaching practice and foster meaningful growth and inclusivity.
13:56 3/6/24
Navigating Tomorrow's Leadership: Executive Search and Diversity Trends
This episode of Talent Talks explores the evolving executive search landscape with Eddie Pate, Ph.D., Strategic Partner at Nexus Search Partners. In this episode, Eddie shares insights into prioritizing diversity and inclusion, trends for 2024, and the impact of transformative practices on organizational cultures. Delve into Eddie's book for examples of daily practices fostering true inclusion and discover how these approaches differ from traditional diversity initiatives. Whether you're a leader shaping the future or curious about executive search trends, this episode offers a concise exploration of diversity, inclusion, and organizational transformation. Tune in for a glimpse into tomorrow's boardrooms. Daily Practices of Inclusive Leaders: A Guide to Building a Culture of Belonging releases on May 28th. Pre-order your copy today: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1523006412?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_J8SVGE2MQ6HYDT6K15K4.
46:15 1/19/24
Shaping Workplace Dynamics: A Deep Dive into Behavioral Science with Beth Nastachowski of TIVC
In this episode of Talent Talks, host Rob Adams sits down with Beth Nastachowski, the director of training and development at TI Verbatim Consulting (TIVC). With over 12 years of experience in creating engaging and inclusive learning experiences, Beth shares valuable insights into TIVC's innovative use of behavioral science to influence workplace behavior. If you're curious about the intersection of behavioral science and workplace culture, this episode is a must-listen. Gain practical insights into creating sustainable change within organizations and empowering individuals to thrive in their professional journeys. Tune in now for a deep dive into shaping workplace dynamics through the lens of behavioral science!
20:38 1/17/24
Diversifying Leadership: Navigating the Future of Talent Acquisition
In this episode of Talent Talks, host Rob Adams explores the cutting-edge strategies employed by Broadview Talent Partners to revolutionize talent acquisition in the affordable housing and nonprofit sectors. Tracy McMillan, CEO, and managing partner, along with Christie Angel, managing partner, share compelling examples of how their organization has successfully attracted diverse leaders. Dive into the effective strategies for expanding talent pipelines and gain insights into the tools crucial for navigating today's competitive talent market.
45:46 1/3/24
Transforming Education: Unveiling the Power of Retained Search Firms in K-12 Leadership
Join host Rob Adams as he engages in an enlightening conversation with Chris Hornsby and Jack Hall, partners at CarterBaldwin, in this episode of Talent Talks. Explore how retained search firms like CarterBaldwin play a pivotal role in shaping K-12 education leadership. Discover their expertise in finding the right leaders, emphasizing cultural alignment, and building lasting connections between candidates and schools. Gain insights into how their approach goes beyond recruitment, fostering relationships that deliver board confidence in the process and drive transformative success in education. Tune in to uncover the profound impact of search firms on K-12 educational leadership's future. Listen Now!
18:00 12/4/23
Leading with Authenticity: Navigating DEI Initiatives in Corporate America
In this episode of Talent Talks, host Rob Adams is joined by Ken Wilcox, partner at H.I. Executive Consulting (H.I.E.C.). Ken shares insights on the origins of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, and strategies for maintaining momentum in this crucial area. They discuss the importance of open communication, proactive actions to rectify past mistakes, and the impact of diverse executive teams on company performance and culture. Ken emphasizes that leadership is key in driving DEI initiatives and offers practical advice for leaders looking to approach these initiatives with authenticity and genuine understanding. Join the conversation and gain valuable insights into fostering a more inclusive workplace.
27:08 11/14/23
Team Dynamics: Unveiling the Secret Sauce to Success
Join us in this episode of Talent Talks as we dive into the world of team coaching with Rohan Paul, president at Teamalytics. Discover the keys to building a winning team, predicting future behavior, and avoiding costly hiring mistakes. Gain insights into creating a culture that fosters shared purpose and accountability. Don't miss this enriching conversation on unlocking human potential and maximizing team effectiveness.
16:31 10/31/23
An Intercontinental Network: Using A Diverse Viewpoint To Get Ahead
In this episode of Talent Talks, Hunt Scanlon Media host Rob Adams is joined by Diego Cubas the regional chairman of Cornerstone Latin America, an expert in international expansion. Diego sheds light on the need for a global network and synergy between regions in fostering innovation for international success.
08:11 10/24/23
A Global Viewpoint: Maintaining Culture With International Expansion
In this episode of Talent Talks, Hunt Scanlon Media host Rob Adams is joined by Dan Heiman, the regional chairman of Cornerstone North America, and an expert in helping American companies expand globally. In this podcast, Dan shares some insights on the process of recruiting and managing talent across international borders while maintaining the unique identity of the company.
11:31 10/17/23
Business Solutions for Global Leaders and the Demonstrated Positive Impact on Their Operations Locally & Internationally
In this episode of Talent Talks, Hunt Scanlon Media host Rob Adams is joined by Laurie O’Donnell the Global Chair of Cornerstone Coaching Solutions, a figure at the forefront of fostering leadership and professional growth. Laurie provides her expertise on talent management and development and the key impact it has on clients’ global successes.
26:34 10/10/23
The Rise of Generative AI: Anticipating Fundamental Shifts in Work and Organizations
In this episode of Talent Talks, Hunt Scanlon Media host Rob Adams is joined by Tony Leng, managing partner at H.I. Executive Consulting (H.I.E.C.). Tony draws upon his extensive experience as a CEO, as well as his financial background as a CPA and CA, and technical expertise gained from working with tech companies to delve deep and comprehend the nuanced needs of his clients as they establish their teams. In today’s podcast, we delve into the transformative impact of Generative AI on the organizational landscape where Tony provides invaluable insights into how businesses can proactively adapt to shifts in work dynamics and overall structure. Listen now!
35:11 9/20/23
Elevating Go-to-Market Strategies: The Customer Success Revolution
In this episode of Talent Talks, Hunt Scanlon Media host Rob Adams is joined by Kate Scafidi, director at Daversa Partners, renowned for her expertise in crafting leadership teams for groundbreaking enterprise technology startups. With a track record that includes companies like Navan, Kustomer, WalkMe, Gong.IO, and Carrot Fertility, Kate sheds light on the transformative journey of the customer success function and its profound impact on go-to-market (GTM) strategies. Listen now!
13:10 9/14/23
Unveiling the Shifting Landscape of Private Equity Investments
In this episode of Talent Talks, join host Rob Adams as he engages in a captivating conversation with Dan Charney, president and CEO of Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI). Delve into the market shift taking place in private equity investments and its profound impact on the search for elite executive talent. As private equity firms navigate this changing landscape, the demand for specialized executive talent skyrockets. Explore the specific skills and expertise now in high demand, including automation, software and hardware systems integration, and leadership with a niche industry background.
09:25 7/11/23
Exploring the Impact of Chat GPT and AI on Work: Insights from Andrew Quinn, CTO at Ezekia
In this episode of Talent Talks, Hunt Scanlon Media host Rob Adams is joined by Andrew Quinn, the Chief Technology Officer at Ezekia. Andrew sheds light on the transformative potential of Chat GPT and its impact on business and society as a whole. The conversation explores the media's coverage of these technologies, their broader implications, and specifically focuses on how Ezekia is integrating Chat GPT into their CRM software. Listen now to gain insights into the transformative potential of AI in recruiting and Ezekia's efforts to enhance their platform through AI-driven features.
14:10 6/29/23
Unlocking Your Organization’s Full Potential - How EssentialDx is Revolutionizing Organizational Diagnostics
In this episode of Talent Talks, Hunt Scanlon Media host Rob Adams is joined by Henry Nothhaft, President & COO at Alioth. A serial entrepreneur and a veteran of the SaaS industry, Henry is known for his ability to conceptualize, develop, launch, and market industry-changing products. In this podcast, we examine how Alioth’s newly launched EssentialDx is revolutionizing organizational diagnostics.
34:08 6/26/23
Navigating Non-Profit & Social Impact Executive Recruitment in 2023
In this episode of Talent Talks, Hunt Scanlon Media host Rob Adams is joined by Jennifer Dunlap, President & CEO at DRi Waterstone Human Capital. With her extensive experience as a senior executive in prestigious nonprofit organizations, Jennifer recognized the need for a dedicated partner to build capacity for organizations that strive to make a lasting impact. Today, we delve into the talent landscape of nonprofit and social impact executive recruiting in 2023. Listen Now!
18:31 6/9/23
The Power of Executive Talent: Creating Value in Private Equity
In this episode of Talent Talks, Hunt Scanlon Media host Rob Adams is joined by Bill Vlaad, CEO at Vlaad & Company. Bill is a reformed investment banker, served time in corporate development and has dabbled as an entrepreneur. In this podcast, Bill delves deep into the transformative role of executive talent in driving value creation within private equity portfolio companies. From aligning leadership styles to fostering a culture of innovation, we uncover the secrets behind leveraging executive talent to maximize value. Listen Now!
22:54 5/30/23
Balancing Skills and Values: Insights into the Evolving Landscape of Private Equity Recruitment
In this episode of Talent Talks, Hunt Scanlon Media host Rob Adams is joined by Smooch Repovich Rosenberg, Founder and CEO at SmoochUnplugged, LLC. After more than 25 years as a globally recognized executive search consultant, Smooch has her finger on the pulse of global Investor Relations and Corporate Communications functions, and has had tremendous success leveraging human capital strategies to create high-octane, superior performing functions. She has the unique ability to see around corners and readily identify solutions to human capital challenges that advance company valuation. In this podcast, Smooch explores the evolving landscape of Private Equity Recruitment, sharing her insights on diversity, equity, and inclusion in private equity recruiting, operational and digital expertise, ESG issues, and soft skills assessment during the recruiting process.
13:39 5/10/23
DEI and the Latinx Mosaic
(May 08, 2023) In this episode of Talent Talks, Hunt Scanlon Media host Rob Adams is joined by Ruben Moreno, co-founder of Blue Rock Search, to discuss the growth of DEI efforts and the rising presence of the Latinx community. Ruben provides an overview of key facts about Latinx purchasing power, demographics, and Latinx in the workforce and in leadership roles, along with analysis of what these facts mean and how they reflect ongoing shifts and progress. Listen Now! 
18:48 5/8/23
Mastering the Art of Leadership: Getting the Balance of Results and Relationships Right
In this episode of Talent Talks, Hunt Scanlon Media host Rob Adams is joined by Derek Lokey, SVP of consulting at Teamalytics, to discuss the new role of leaders in building a strong culture while achieving growth in a work-from-home or work-from-anywhere environment. Drawing on his experience as an executive coach and former NFL player with the Kansas City Chiefs, Derek shares insights from the recent Hunt Scanlon Culture Conference and offers strategies for leaders to improve employee morale and engagement through self-awareness and intentionality. Tune in to learn how to strike the right balance between results and relationships in the work environment of today. Listen Now!
17:09 4/5/23
Exploring the Impact of Culture & Diversity Initiatives on the Search Process
In this episode of Talent Talks, Hunt Scanlon Media host Rob Adams is joined by Smooch Repovich Rosenberg, Founder and CEO at SmoochUnplugged, LLC. After more than 25 years as a globally recognized executive search consultant, Smooch Repovich Rosenberg has her finger on the pulse of global Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and has had tremendous success leveraging human capital strategies to create high-octane, superior performing functions. She has the unique ability to see around corners and readily identify solutions to human capital challenges that advance company valuation. In this podcast, Mrs. Rosenberg examines the impact of culture & diversity initiatives on the search process, how remote and hybrid workforce initiatives have impacted establishing company culture and much more. Listen now!
09:30 3/9/23
Examining Executive Talent Trends in Private Equity
In this episode of Talent Talks, Hunt Scanlon Media host Rob Adams is joined by Eric Walczykowski, CEO at Bespoke Partners. As an experienced operator, investor, board member and consultant, Mr. Walczykowski brings a multidimensional perspective on building high impact executive teams that deliver superior results. Over the past decade Bespoke Partners has brought exceptional leaders to private equity backed portfolio companies in the software and SaaS sector. In this podcast, Mr. Walczykowski examines the trends that shape the talent market for these companies. Listen now!
15:51 2/21/23
Transforming IT Talent Acquisition
In this episode of Talent Talk’s, Hunt Scanlon Media host Rob Adams is joined by Chris Beckage, VP of business development at Procom, a leader w/ 25+ years in talent acquisition to discuss the future trends in the IT talent acquisition landscape. Mr. Beckage discusses the current factors motivating top talent to change roles/opportunities, the impact of the pandemic and other macro trends in IT talent acquisition and retention, and the future outlook for these areas. Listen now!
25:47 2/6/23
Using Ezekia to Enhance Your Executive Search Process
In this episode of Talent Talk's, Hunt Scanlon Media host Rob Adams is joined by Joseph Blass, CEO of Ezekia, which offers an intuitive CRM and assignment management system for recruiters. Mr. Blass discusses the Ezekia platform and outlines the services his firm provides. He also shares several case studies and some recent success stories. Listen now!
07:44 11/14/22
Diversity of Thought & Perspective
On this episode of Talent Talk's, we are joined by Marion Spears Karr, managing director and head of the healthcare and life sciences practice at Comhar Partners. Mr. Spears Karr has over 30 years of experience in healthcare executive recruiting and talent acquisition. He brings a distinguished set of skills in leading successful recruitment teams that specialize in nursing leadership, C-level, Vice President and Senior Director-level searches. On this episode, Mr. Spears Karr shares his thoughts on a different type of diversity: diversity of thought. Marion will discuss what diversity of thought is and why all firms should consider it on top of the normal DE+I initiatives and shares how it drives value into the firm. Listen Now!
16:47 9/29/22
Advancing Women into Leadership Roles & the C-Suite
On this brand new episode, Hunt Scanlon Media host Rob Adams is joined by Catherine Brown and Leslie M Stokes vice presidents of Vetted Solutions, and Kristan McMahon, president of Robert H. Jackson Center. On this episode, these female leaders share their journeys into leadership roles as well as challenges they faced along the way. They then share their thoughts on advancing women to the C-Suite, how they currently feel companies are doing in promoting women to senior roles, and the future of women in the boardroom and in other C-Suite positions. Listen now!
28:05 9/28/22
Recruiting CFOs for IPO v Series A Companies
On this brand new episode, Hunt Scanlon Media host Rob Adams is joined by Christen Morelli, partner at Daversa Partners. On this episode, Ms. Morelli discusses recruiting chief financial officers for companies in different stages. Ms. Morelli shares what to look for in a CFO for a company looking to IPO and some of the challenges in placing those leaders. Ms. Morelli also shares how recruiting CFOs for a Series A company is different and some of the challenges they face during the recruiting process. Listen now!
17:43 9/12/22
Transforming Organizations Through Culture & DE+I Initiatives
On this brand new episode, Hunt Scanlon host Rob Adams is joined by Jim Zaniello, president of Vetted Solutions and James Pogue, president of JP Enterprises. On this episode, Mr. Zaniello and Dr. Pogue discuss diversity, equity and inclusion and the impact it has had on the workforce and workplace. The two leaders also discuss the importance of having an inclusive culture and some of the challenges and successes that they have seen when it comes to DE+I. Listen now!
16:47 9/12/22
Diversity & Culture in the Workforce
In this brand new episode, Hunt Scanlon host Rob Adams is joined by Peg Newman, partner and founder of SRA Newman Group. On this episode, Ms. Newman touches on a number of trends currently impacting the workplace and workforce; she examines the importance of establishing strong culture and DE+I initiatives and discusses the impact SRA Newman has had on their client organizations initiatives. Listen now!
13:32 9/12/22