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The POZCAST: Career & Life Journeys with Adam Posner

The POZCAST: Career & Life Journeys with Adam Posner

Author: NHP Talent Group

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Hosted by Adam Posner, where he interviews top experts, entrepreneurs and thought leaders from the world of Business, Talent Acquisition, Marketing and other world-class amazing humans on their insights into their own career journeys and personal growth.

The goal of #thePOZcast is to showcase amazing humans who share their stories to inspire you to harness your inner tenacity to drive your life and career forward.

Adam Posner is the Founder and Managing Director @ NHP Talent Group- a boutique NYC-based staffing agency with expertise in marketing, media and advertising.
159 Episodes
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2:03 - Drowning in CPG industry / Sampling overloaded3:30 - The Early Days4:43 - First Product Sold6:18 - Team bootstrap7:43 - Profit Margins at the start8:53 - The Punchout phase11:00 - Acquisition of Popchips11:48 - Key learning from acquisition12:49 - Sales growth since acquisition13:45 - Favorite snack14:56 - Industry other than CPG15:51 - Advice to founders/startups on Fundraising19:24 - Brand Awareness20:58 - New Junk Food in the market22:28 - Guilty Pleasure snack25:33 - Key attributes to look for in a brand26:31 - Advice for getting into CPG27:06 - The Hiring Process28:19 - Go-to interview Questions30:37 - Deal Breaker in an interview32:11 - Biggest mistake/toughest lesson learned33:42 - How to keep energy/culture alive36:57 - Greatest piece of advice38:01 - Greatest professional accomplishment39:35 - Amit's North Star
2:09 - John and Jessica Love Story4:16 - Early Career Lessons from Groupon8:19 - Move in to Educational Department9:03 - Origin of Humble nut Butter13:46 - The Aha Moment14:26 - Honest Feedback from friends15:57 - Thought Process and Decision Making19:37 - Biggest Challenge of working together22:09 - Balance between work and personal life23::22 - Takeaway for kids25:09 - Company in next few years27:01 - Humanity and Injustice28:22 - Feeling of Guilt/Responsibility30:32 - Change in Perspective in terms of Diversity32:48 - Brand's Insight/Takeaway34:05 - Greatest Piece of Advice34:54 - John's Super Power35:55 - John and Jess North Star
1:25 - A Top 15 Firing 3:22 - Help Others / Keep it Real4:24 - How to find your Passion5:40 - Money is not my LOVE7:00 - Hardest part as a Leader - Letting go9:08 - How has Gary changed as a Leader9:26 - Feedback in early process9:48 - Mental Health and Well-Being of employees being fired10:42 - How to deal with Anxiety12:08 - Take Ownership12:54 - Advice for Success14:27 - Pride in the Confidence16:21 - Start with Accountability18:08 - Glassdoor Negativity20:07 - Vayner steps to improve diversity 21:32 - Gary Vee shifting to Daddy Vee23:07 - Greatest Piece of Advice24:42 - Gary Vee's North Star 
2:34 - Chris' Mountain Story5:44 - Sudden Realization of Fear/Uncertainty6:43 - Rely on Friend and Vice Versa8:34 - Ability to make Decisions8:53 - Gratitude and Silver Lining11:18 - Strong Faith12:28 - Biggest Impact13:57 - Mountain Adventure to Corporate World15:18 - Taking water for granted16:40 - Biggest innovation in Digital Marketing17:47 - Chris Car Journey though internet19:52 - Concept of Overnight Success21:14 - Regrets from the past22:28 - Natural Storyteller24:47 - How to build a team26:40 - Mutual Interest27:36 - Go-to Interview Questions28:30 - Biased judgement29:54 - Proud Moment31:19 - Keeping the culture and vibe alive34:16 - Thought Leader Magazine - Podcast35:44 - Greatest piece of advice37:07 - Chris SuperPower39:14 - Chris's North Star
1:37 - The other side of the Mic2:22 - Glen's Early days/starting from Disney3:40 - Side Hustles5:09 - Lessons learned from workplace (Disney)7:14 - Starting own company10:03 - Challenges in Fundraising11:48 - Why startups fail?13:46 - The thought process17:38 - Glen's entry into recruiting21:07 - Biggest takeaway from Mentorship22:34 - Art of Excellence Podcast26:08 - Definition of Success29:47 - Take accountability for failures31:03 - Best Guest on show35:05 - Glen's favorite episode37:18 - Secret to book a great guest40:01 - Dream Guest40:59 - Go-to Joke44:00 - Greatest Piece of Advice44:27 - Define Excellence45:20 - Glen's North Star
1:54 - Lindsey's background4:11 - Decision making5:00 - Big Lesson Learned as an RA5:58 - Paralysis of Choice7:52 - Job Hopping8:40 - Difference between Boomers & Millennials (Leadership wise)10:48 - Young Leaders - Where is the gap?12:19 - Concept of Feedback14:11 - Impetus behind writing the first book15:37 - Multi-generational Workforce18:59 - Need of physical workplace vs remote work (uncertainty)21:53 - Magic Formula23:20 - Lindsey's book title struggle25:18 - Early Career Guidance26:45 - Insightful Interview Questions29:06 - Who should read the book29:47 - Golden key takeaway30:41 - Biggest challenge in writing this book31:52 - Vulnerability32:26 - Greatest piece of advice34:20 - Lindsey's Super Power34:35 - Personal/Professional Silver Linings35:54 - Lindsey's North Star 
2:01 - E131 (Grant Cardone) / https://thepozcast.com/grant-cardone-stripped-of-everything-on-undercover-billionaire-founder-of-the-10x-movement-ceo-cardone-capital/3:21 - E133 (Laurie Ruettimann)/ https://thepozcast.com/laurie-ruettimann-betting-on-you-punk-rock-hr/4:19 - E124 (Michael Loeb) / https://thepozcast.com/part-2michael-loeb-a-masterclass-redefining-venture-capital-helping-startups-become-billion-dollar-businesses/5:56 - E107 (Zachary Babcock) / https://thepozcast.com/zachary-babcock-true-underdog-from-the-big-house-to-the-podcast-penthouse/7:13 - E91 (Matt Gagnon) / https://thepozcast.com/matt-gagnon-rulebreaker/8:46 - E42 (Hala Taha) / https://thepozcast.com/matt-gagnon-rulebreaker/9:46 - E87 (Sarah Sheehan) / https://thepozcast.com/sarah-sheehan-passionate-about-making-life-at-work-better-for-everyone/10:44 - E59 (Belinde Aramide) / https://thepozcast.com/belinda-aramide-sales-coach-social-selling/12:18 - E99 (Governor David Paterson) / https://thepozcast.com/episode-99-governor-david-paterson-black-blind-in-charge13:33 - E113 (Matt Higgins) / https://thepozcast.com/matt-higgins-from-poverty-to-the-board-room-a-success-story-for-the-ages/15:59 - E50 (Claude Silver) / https://thepozcast.com/claude-silver-hr-leading-from-the-heart-at-vaynermedia/
2:44 – Start of Michael’s Career5:52 – Opportunity with Google6:39 –  in-house recruiters9:12 – Coaching & Development11:36 – Big teams vs Small teams13:45 – Vulnerability in the workforce15:27 – Golden Advice to Newbies16:34 – Make Workplace comfortable19:27 – Michael’s Philosophy22:15 – Getting into a  big company24:10 – Recruiters are Brand Ambassadors25:50 – Advantages of working for Big companies like Google26:23 – Candidate Experience28:32 – Company / Employee Branding30:47-  Effect of Covid on Talent Acquisition33:19 – Remote Interviews and Work from home
3:07 - Survival Mode5:28 - Remote Work / Cost of Talent Pool7:11 - Choice of Remote vs. working in office9:40 - Lack of Mentorship13:57 - Zoom Interview Process18:10 - Resumes are a relic 20:59 - Migration of Talent23:24 - Job Performance of working parents25:08 - Talent Retention as a parameter of success (Empathy and Burnout)27:52 - What keeps Joe up at night28:47 - Joe as a Leader29:09 - The journey of flying30:22 - Mental Health perspective32:40 - Next big thing !!34:03 - Personal/Professional Silver Linings  
1:01 - E130 (Gwen Whiting) / https://thepozcast.com/gwen-whiting-founder-of-the-laundress-revolutionizing-the-home-cleaning-industry/ 2:57 - E128 (Jordan Harbinger) / https://thepozcast.com/jordan-harbinger-master-storyteller-and-top-podcast-host-distilling-untapped-wisdom-from-the-worlds-top-humans/ 5:09 - E108 (Lea Turner) / https://thepozcast.com/lea-turner-linkedin-growth-a-bad-ass-only-parent/ 5:56 - E121 (Tamara Keller) / https://thepozcast.com/tamara-keller-from-civil-engineer-to-marketing-agency-founder-the-sax-agency/ 7:16 - E126 (Arah Sims) / https://thepozcast.com/arah-sims-founder-ceo-exploring-the-intersection-between-beauty-purpose/8:47 - E69 ( Cathy Heller) / https://thepozcast.com/cathy-heller-dontkeepyourdayjob-podcast-host-entrepreneurship-inspiration/ 10:24 - E96 (Steve Nudelberg) / https://thepozcast.com/steve-nudelberg-massive-action-massive-results-sales-leader/11:51 - E87 (Sarah Sheehan) / https://thepozcast.com/sarah-sheehan-passionate-about-making-life-at-work-better-for-everyone/ 12:56 - E110 (Erik Huberman) / https://thepozcast.com/erik-huberman-founder-ceo-at-hawke-media-real-entrepreneurship/13:40 - E63 (Reena Friedman) / https://thepozcast.com/reena-friedman-watts-asking-masterclass-influencers-sponsorships/ 15:39 - E49 (Heather Monahan) / https://thepozcast.com/heather-monahan-courage-confidence/17:15 - E106 (Chiara Adin Moore) / https://thepozcast.com/e106-chiara-adin-moore-co-founder-of-n-a-collective-yak-live/ 
2;25 - Process of recording an Audio Book4:11 - Read the book before publish4:48 - Practical application of the technique5:47 - Honesty overrated or under-rated 8:07 - What motivates Tucker to write10:12 - Self-fulfilling Prophecy10:27 - How did the book come into existence12:18 - Early self-awareness14:16 - Process of Elimination15:20 - Movie Release and reactions17:27 Rebranding yourself20:25 - Different perspectives on rebranding21:40 - Challenges in Professional world22:42 - All about Scribe  (Writing Process)26:05 - A Billionaire Business26:55 - Coaching by Tucker Max27:53 - Coaching on Content Perspective29:03 - Feedback on Story Writing30:05 - Thinking at 4531:08 - Parenting Advice32:52 - Tucker Max Collection35:15 - Greatest piece of advice36:22 - Tucker Max Super Power36:37 - Personal and Professional Silver Linings39:04 - Tucker Max North Star
1:58 – First Day of Shooting3:08 – Feeling after getting off the plane4:11 – From Everything to Nothing4:44 – The Thing that was missed the most5:40 – 10 Million Dollar Business6:08 – All about Flex7:20 – Appreciate most after the show8:05 – Being a Girl-Dad8:42 – Takeaway Lessons for Daughter9:24 – What people don’t know about Grant?11:23 – Never Waste a Hater13:20 – Golden Secret to Successful Marriage15:54 – Greatest Piece of Advice16:41 – Grant’s North Star 
2:25 - Key early life lessons4:34 - People Leadership7:40 - Decision to switch from a day job11:08 - Early Faith and Success12:06 - Union and Balance between Values16:23 - Biggest Opportunity for need of Leadership's support18:08 - Leverage Critical Mass19:33 - Strengths to look for in Women19:57 - Motherhood phase21:22 - Balance work/home life during Pandemic23:24 - Tips on being a great parent24:22 - Latest Project ' Breaking Glass'26:14 - Inauguration day27:37 - Definition of 'Authentic'29:00 - Interview Questions31:00 - Lindsay's Super Power31:09 - Bad Jokes31:49 - Greatest Professional Accomplishment32:10 - Burnout is real33:48 - Single Greatest Piece of Advice35:14 - Personal/Professional Silver Lining37:00 - Lindsay's North Star
2:07 - Early Days3:00 - Interview with James Brown4:20 - Memorable Moment with Brown5:11 - Graphic Designing to Employee Branding7:55 - Definition of Employee Branding8:40 - Right and Wrongdoings by companies during Pandemic10:29 - Case Study12:35 - Steps to understand a company for Employer Branding15:17 - Value Proposition18:00 - How did Bryan build his brand20:21 - Biggest Struggle21:47 - Attracting best talent after pandemic23:04 - Target Market25:20 - Trademark Interview Questions26:52 - What keeps Bryan up at night28:00 - Greatest Piece of Advice29:55 - Personal/Professional Silver Lining32:56 - Bryan's North Star
2:03 - How did Rocki get into People Business6:30 - Helping Others7:15 - Early Lessons that helped built the foundation10:04 - Aspiration to be on the top12:20 - Office Politics14:19 - Risk Adverse/Safety Net14:46 - Journey with Smart Recruiters15:57 - Getting into Diversity Role16:59 - What is DEI&B?18:26 - Treat everyone equally19:42 - Define Diversity22:30 - Hiring Diverse people27:33 - How to remove/reduce bias in recruitment31:10 - Role of Strong Leadership33:00 - Doing the right thing34:44 - Inclusion and Belonging35:30 - Biggest Challenge faced in bringing change37:40 - Main Objective of Rocki's Show39:53 - Rocki's Dream Guest40:41 - Golden Piece of Advice42:09 - Greatest Piece of Advice given42:55 - Rocki's Super Power45:54 - Rocki's North Star 
1:55 - Kara’s First Real job10:13 - Journey towards Entrepreneurship15:42 - Interview Questions to find the right people17:47 - Impetus behind the product/drink24:47 - Launch of a new Category26:42 - Putting all the eggs in one basket28:38 - Challenge in educating consumers31:40 - Brand Demand32:38 - Process of Writing a Book35:52 - Motivation Lesson for Everyone40:24 - Amazing Guest on Kara Goldin’s Show46:08 - Professional/Personal Silver Lining49:07 - Kara Goldin’s North Star
2:28 - Dena’s Introduction3:45 - One Big Mistake in the early days5:11 - Empathy Meaning and in Action7:00 - 8 Leadership Principles8:50 - True Feedback is a Gift13:35 - Views on Scorecard14:11 - Tools to Judge Character/Skills16:05 - Effective as a People Leader19:03 - People First22:40 - Empathetic during the time of Challenges26:25 - Diversity and Inclusion27:27 - Pandemic Effect 31:52 - Option from Working from Home or Physical Office33:15 - Interpersonal Communication/Remote Onboarding36:16 - Greatest Piece of Advice38:02 - Professional and Personal Silver Linings40:25 - Dena’s North Star
2:00 - First Experience with Pollution problem4:20 - Building a Coalition6:00 - Stakeholders7:40 - Serial Social Entrepreneur9:20 - New Form of Funding13:25 - Real time example15:42 - Social Value Economics19:00 - Nonprofit sharing21:50 - Lake Scarcity and Lake Abundance22:59 - Resistance from Senior Leadership25:35 - Case Study - A Real Transaction33:50 - Leveraging a Business38:55 - Paul’s Super Power42:14 - Paul’s North Star
1:38 - Laurie’s Introduction2:24 - What moved Laurie into HR3:55 - Worth tied to the work6:22 - Laurie’s Parents7:20 - Effect of Cultural Beliefs in Workspace8:42 - What was Laurie good at?9:23 - HR in the past vs Now11:40 - Taking Healthy Risks13:27 - Reboot Everything14:52 - Advice on Thought Process*17:37 - Root-cause of the HR problem19:40 - Employee Candidate Experience during Pandemic22:44 - Self-Leadership / Work Ethics and Importance of Culture24:26 - What makes Laurie feel off?25:34 - HR Political Views28:09 - Remote Telecommuting29:53 - Importance of Body Language30:52 - Process as a Writer33:19 - Who should read Laurie’s Book?35:20 - Roadmap after College36:50 - Key Takeaway from the Book**37:30 - What needs to be fixed in HR37:50 - What does Authentic Mean39:08 - Personal and Professional Silver Linings40:56 - How to say No?41:40 - Laurie’s North Star
2:05 - Gwen's starting point3:32 - High School/ Childhood Interest in Crafts4:55 - Fashion Illustration Classes5:40 - Start of Neck-tie Business6:50 - Internship with Ralph Lauren7:44 - Experience with Big Designers9:14 - Thread of Culture9:55 - Hands on Experience16:01- Origin of the name17:20 - The Audience17:44 - Raising Capital21:28 - The Moment of Truth23:15 - Most Challenging Element26:36 - Critical Mistake28:30 - Being Transparent28:48 -  The Business Model32:14 - Element of Control33:54 - Post Acquisition by Unilever34:30 - What is in for Future?35:34 - Putting Learning into Practice35:55 - Advice to Young Fashion Entrepreneur38:38 - Best Piece of Advice39:32 - Gwen's Super Power40:54 - Silver Linings42:40 - Gwen's North Star
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Arah S.

I love this podcast! keep them coming Adam. these pearls of wisdom are priceless 👍

May 12th
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Misty Carpenter

That's great. I was impressed by your writing. I am happy to see such a topic. Please come to my blog and read it.https://www.aessuccess.me/

Feb 1st
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lorena e

I love it Adam!

Dec 6th
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