DiscoverPeople Strategy Forum
People Strategy Forum
Claim Ownership

People Strategy Forum

Author: Sam Reeve & Char Miller & Sumit Singla

Subscribed: 6Played: 67


Every great leader inspires, motivates and rewards their people for performance. 


Welcome to the People Strategy Forum podcast, a show that guides leaders to elevate the workforce.


People are at the heart of successful organizations. Team members’ well-being and career development are essential. This show discusses practical and effective leadership strategies for top executives, senior professionals, and talent managers.


Aligning employer and employee objectives is a must. Every team member needs to feel fulfilled and satisfied in order to be fully productive and accountable. This show helps leaders create an engaged workforce that is happily accomplishing daily responsibilities and committed to the organization’s future success. Episodes focus on innovative and integrated talent management tools, including employee recognition, compensation, and development, as well as strategies for building a healthy workplace culture and improving the workforce experience.


On a deeper level, the podcast centers around attracting, growing and retaining top talent. It addresses employee motivation, communication, performance, productivity and the genuine human connections that are essential for every successful organization. Each team member brings their own unique strengths, talents, interests, and passions. By touching on these personal areas, leaders create an environment where employees perform at their best.


Sam Reeve, Char Miller, and Sumit Singla host the podcast.


Sam has 20-years of diverse compensation experience at leading firms. His time at Barclays, BlackRock, and Automatic Data Processing (ADP) allowed him to see companies evolve from the startup phase to rapidly growing to mature organizations


Char works closely with C-suite-level executive teams and advises organizations such as Vail Resorts, Banner, and Kaiser Permanente. She helps businesses determine performance goals and organizational objectives while constructing roadmaps for appropriate workplace cultures.


Sumit has over 15 years of talent management practice across different sectors. His expertise in organizational framework, design thinking, performance management, and business storytelling is unparalleled. He is a favorite speaker at talent management conferences and events across the country.


With these three forward-thinking, passionate people professionals at the helm of the podcast, talent-centric organizations can find relevant and helpful advice.


Special guest co-host thought-leaders impart essential tips for making every workplace inspiring and rewarding. Beyond theoretical ideas, these experts share experiences as business leaders that shed light on overcoming challenges and celebrating wins.


Even with generous budgets and  advanced tools, having the right team in place is crucial to achieving goals and succeeding. By putting effective programs in place, leaders can expect deeper connections  that result in healthy working relationships that spell success across the organization.


Join Sam Reeve, Char Miller, and Sumit Singla on the People Strategy Forum podcast and learn the keys to elevating the workforce.

78 Episodes
Personal development, empowerment, and work-life balance are three things we all long for, but how can they be realistically achieved? Our guest, Marta Spirk, a seasoned entrepreneur, podcaster and author, shares her incredible journey and insights into empowered leadership. Marta reveals her personal transformation from feeling overwhelmed and questioning her own path to discovering her unique strengths and purpose. Through her experiences, she developed a powerful framework for helping others tap into their hidden potential and regain control over their lives. Discover the significance of self-awareness and the profound impact it can have on our lives, both personally and professionally. Marta emphasizes the importance of forgiveness, not only for others but also for ourselves, as a key step toward personal growth. We delve into the concept of working smarter, not harder, and how technology, like AI, can reshape the way we approach our careers. Our conversation takes an inspiring turn as we discuss inclusion, embracing diversity, and the power of leaders who aren't afraid to show vulnerability. Join us for an enriching and engaging conversation that will leave you with valuable takeaways for your personal and professional life!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Behavioral scientists believe in the power of our environments to shape our behaviors. The systems and structures in place influence us in one way or another; this is especially true in the workplace. As such, the kind of workplace environment we have determines the kind of leaders and success we produce. The Head of Behavioral Science Insights for Torch, Elizabeth Weingarten, joins us in this episode to dive deep into the science of workplace behavior, revealing along the way the six strategies that top companies are using to develop leaders. Leadership development is evolving, and we can learn from organizations that are achieving the best results from their leadership development programs. Let Elizabeth guide you to transform your organization through key structural changes that bring out the best in your people. Take advantage of this golden information by tuning in to this conversation!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
The people are at the heart of every successful organization. Leaders know that just as crucial as its systems and operations is cultivating a people-first culture. And empathy holds a transformative power to that. In this episode, we are joined by a trailblazer in HR, Donald Knight, the Chief People Officer of Greenhouse Software. His people-centric strategies lie at the center of his impressive track record of driving organizations to growth and increased value. He tells us in this conversation the crucial role of empathy in building a people-first culture. From his background and influences that shaped his empathetic leadership style, Donald talks about the power of proximity and emotional awareness in understanding employees’ needs. He also discusses the importance of valuing your people as humans as well as finding alignment between values and behaviors within the organization. What is more, Donald breaks down the three key factors for creating change and how Greenhouse can help you through it. Tune in and learn the great benefits of prioritizing your people and how empathy can drive that transformation.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Often, the skills that matter are what many consider soft. But if there is anything more pronounced in this podcast, it is that nothing is soft about making your organization people-centric. One of those skills is emotional intelligence. In today’s conversation, we dive deep into its role in building a thriving and inclusive business. Joining us is the Founder of SEQ Consulting, Rachelle Carrié, who shares her experiences and strategies for helping build human-centric businesses through the power of emotional intelligence. She also talks about how to build this muscle and what actions leaders should take to create psychological safety within the team. Going further, Rachelle discusses the impact of emotional intelligence on DEI, then gives us a peek into her books on emotional intelligence and leadership. Push the needle forward by building a people-centric business. Follow this episode to learn more! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Preventing burnout and achieving success as a high-performing leader requires the conscious integration of self-care, boundary-setting, and sustainable practices. It's time to unlock the secrets to resilience, balance, and long-term fulfillment in both your personal and professional life. In this episode, Jessica Lueck, PhD, partner of Lueck Group, discusses how to prevent burnout, especially among high-performing leaders. She discusses the impact of psychological consulting and the innovative practice of tapping (EFT). She shares how these help clients and companies uncover the root causes of burnout, effectively manage stress, and cultivate a healthier approach to life. Jessica emphasizes the significance of work-life integration and the importance of establishing harmony between personal and professional pursuits. By prioritizing self-care, setting boundaries, and implementing sustainable practices, leaders can foster overall well-being and long-term success. Join us as we unlock the secrets to preventing burnout, enhancing resilience, and living a fulfilling life in today's fast-paced world.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
We all want to ourselves and our teams to be at their most productive. A lot of times, that pursuit of high performance takes a toll on individuals in the form of burnout. There must be a fine balance between getting the best performance from everyone and making sure that they’re thriving while they’re at it. This is what high-performance coach Vanessa Bennett has been studying her whole career. Vanessa is the CEO of Next Evolution Performance, a company that uses neuroscience to help driven leaders and teams optimize their profitability, productivity and energy, and decrease their effort to eliminate burnout. In this episode of People Strategy Forum, she shares neuroscientifically-informed strategies in managing people’s time in the workplace so they can be their best, most productive selves. Whether you’re a leader who’s looking to unlock high performance in your team, or an individual who’s looking for a way to increase productivity without sacrificing your wellbeing, this conversation is a must-follow. Tune in!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
When a great leader walks into a room, chances are you can feel it instantly. There is something intangible that they exude that compels everyone to pay attention, give respect, and listen to what they have to say. That is what leadership presence is. It’s the way you carry yourself, command the attention of everyone, and make an impact with everything you say and even with what you don’t say. How do you cultivate that as part of your personal brand as a leader? Joining us on this forum is Natalie Jobity, an author, speaker, and Personal Brand Strategist at Natalie explains the key elements to leadership presence – Command, Communication, Confidence, and Clothing – and how each one can be optimized to cultivate the leader’s brand that you want to convey. She also talks about her book, It’s Your Time to Shine Girl, and what it has to offer, especially to emerging women leaders who struggle with leaning into their brilliance and showing up as themselves. Tune in and be empowered by Natalie’s powerful and practical message to every aspiring leader!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Productive teams are nothing without the power of trust. It binds people together and creates harmony at all levels, which leads to incredible results. Joining the People Strategy Forum is Paddy Moran, Founder of Neuro Coach. He discusses how to measure trust in an organization and how its power can mend a fragmented leadership. Paddy presents the four keys to trust, its numerous facets, and the right way to cultivate a trust-centered culture. He also talks about the role of trust in bringing people together in a hybrid setup and how the neuro mindset paves the way toward a more diverse workplace.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
If a team sticks to their original strategies and refuses to evolve, they will be left behind and fail to grow. That’s why running experiments must be part of team building if they want to achieve success. Joining the People Strategy Forum panel is Pattie Money who explores the importance of testing and playing in the sandbox to assure quality results. She talks about how assumptions and theories are effective elements in shaping a learning culture that promote open-mindedness, healthy competition, and inclusivity. Pattie also explains how leaders can improve velocity and how technological advancements like AI impact experimentation within the team.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
A mark of a great leader is having good interpersonal skills. They know how to communicate effectively with their teams, moving them in the right direction. However, not many have mastered this necessary tool and it’s costing them more than they are aware of. If you’re looking to improve your interpersonal skills, this episode is for you. Joining the panel is Stephan Wiedner. He co-founded Noomii in 2007, which is the global leader in delivering psychological safety-based coaching. Bringing to the table a mixed set of skills and experience, including business, technology, and coaching, Stephan provides us with great insights into why interpersonal skills differentiate good leaders and managers from bad. He also dives into psychological safety and its significance in creating a culture that lets people feel that their voice matters. It's easy to be a manager and a leader when things are going well. But when the going gets tough, the bad ones get weeded out and the great prevails. What separates them is their interpersonal skills. Tune in to this great conversation to find out how you can better this key leadership prowess so you can continue bringing your team to the top.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
No two humans are alike. When you add culture to that, we get to appreciate our diversity even more. This is especially true for coaches who had to move around the world. And in today’s People’s Strategy Forum, we have a guest who is well-familiar with this and has employed cross-cultural coaching using the TMA Method. Mardi Huiting-Bijleveld is an experienced and inspiring life, career & leadership coach, specializing in early grads, young professionals, managers, and executives. She founded Valenti to help people reach their full potential. Mardi moved from the Netherlands to the US, where she found herself working with more diverse clients. In this conversation, she tells us how her clients in the US differ from Europeans and how she was able to work around the differences through cross-cultural coaching. Mardi also shares her thoughts on finding a job that aligns with your talents and passions, appreciating different perspectives, and collaborating. Tune in to this episode and learn more about cultural diversity in coaching and the benefits of the TMA Method.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Getting paid competitively is not enough for many people nowadays. Most of them are looking for a workforce experience that will give them fulfillment. Sam Reeve leads the conversation about how leaders can create a workplace culture that attracts the best people, retains top performers, and motivates every single person within the team. They talk about building trust in leadership, the importance of one-on-one employee conversation, and the power of collaborative teamwork. They also touch on the best approach to accommodating individuals at different stages in their lives, how to provide employee benefits equally, and why you must align with everyone’s personal values.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
When taking a leadership role, you want to do something you will be remembered for, not only by your current team but even future generations. But you cannot achieve this just by becoming a unicorn – you have to go to the next level and start creating a legend. The People Strategy Forum panel chats with Patrick Sutton, who presents five tips on shaping yourself as an effective leader who would go down in history as a legendary individual who did monumental feats in team building. He explains why every leader should be vulnerable, relatable, and always willing to learn. Patrick also talks about pushing the DEI conversation forward without creating further biases or hiring individuals simply because of their appearance.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Wouldn’t it make for a great business and business environment if we have the right people with the right skills in the right roles? For Jeff Griffiths, this is where the value of competencies show up as we move our business towards success. He is a performance and growth consultant who specializes in diagnosing the human side of mid-sized industrial companies' businesses. In this episode, he discusses how a people-centric approach with the use of competencies makes companies more agile, capable, and future-proof. He talks about talent management strategies in the workforce and walks us through getting the executive buy-in. At the end of the day, people love it when what they do matters. When the business or organization takes care of that, it snowballs, and you will grow by leaps and bounds.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
A truly supportive workplace doesn’t stop outside the walls of the office. It takes care of its people not just at the workplace but also in the other parts of their lives. This is what the concept of the whole-person workplace means, and there is no better person to discuss this than Scott Behson. He is a Management Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is also a speaker, consultant, and author of three books. His new book, The Whole-Person Workplace, is the reason why we’re all tuned in. Tune in as he joins the People Strategy Forum and shares his wisdom and experience in all things talent management and human resources. Find out what a supportive workplace really means and how things like employee engagement, workplace culture, and diversity and inclusion fit into the whole picture.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
The DEI conversation is being pushed in every organization and industry today to promote fairness at all levels. But this concept is deeply rooted in systemic historical patterns, and real change cannot happen in just a blink of an eye. Wade Forbes and Angela Chiraza partner up to come up with a different approach to DEI to make it deeply inspirational and meaningful. Speaking to the People Strategy Forum panel, they present PAUSE journaling to help people be quiet with their thoughts and discover positive ways to deal with DEI. Wade and Angela also break down the most common problems leaders face when embracing the DEI concept, particularly in transforming cultures that have been existing for many decades.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Just like with anything, you can only achieve the best results when all parts of the process work together in alignment. This very much applies to talent acquisition and development. In this episode, Maria del Pilar Martinez joins us to discuss the importance of having a cohesive talent process and ensuring that those very important candidates come in and have a positive experience in the workplace as they start out. Maria is passionate about talent management with 20 years of experience as a leader working with the development of people in different positions. With her hard-earned wisdom, she equips us with the insights to make sure that we are getting the best from our talents and even us as leaders. At the heart of her process is the TMA Method. She explains how this method helped her and how you can apply this not only in hiring but your overall business decisions.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Having the best strategy in the entire world won’t matter if you don’t have the right people to execute them. Steve Van Remortel guides business leaders on doing talent planning the right way through his eight-step program and his SaaS software company MyTalentPlanner. He speaks to the People Strategy Forum community to share winning strategies on this business aspect this 2023. He delves into the best ways to showcase the strengths of your team, fill in the gaps among your people, and solve internal failures rapidly. Steve also discusses the impact of delivering consistent one-on-one feedback on lowering turnover rates and how to ensure managers are properly developed as effective leaders.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
No team is exempted from disagreements, challenges, and roadblocks. But if a leader knows how to handle such problems through positive confrontations, they can yield good outcomes instead. Joining the People Strategy Forum community is HR Consultant and Certified Life Coach, Michele Stewart. She explains how to inspire team members to open up in the face of adversities. Michele discusses the importance of being an authentic leader to heal wounds between employees, offer personal yet constructive feedback, and provide genuine support to those who need it. She also explains how to lay-off people and inspire others to step up their game through positive reinforcements.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Are you struggling to get your team to be more engaged in your meetings? If you have tried anything and nothing still works, maybe it’s time to try Appreciative Inquiry! In this episode, Heather Martinez shares how she leads inspired meetings using this very concept. She explains how it can help your team get unstuck from the negative cycle of meetings and encourage healthy discussions where all questions are entertained. Learn how Appreciate Inquiry can help in determining problems before they worsen and discover the best approaches in solving them. Time to get your team moving and gain the most out of every single meeting by tuning in to this episode!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store