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Closing the Gap

Author: Denise Cooper

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As a veteran HR executive, my goal has always been to inspire other to achieve greatness. My conversations are designed to open your eyes and so you can embrace your greatness.
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Decoding The Executive Search Process – Ever wonder what does a recruiter or executive search firm do and how do they decide who to present as the best qualified candidate? When a recruiter calls, you know they are looking to fill a position. Listen to my conversation with Deborah Snow Walsh, owner of her own boutique executive search firm. You’ll learn what most hiring managers ask for, how a recruiter is evaluated and what you can do to show you are the right candidate. Debbie and I answer questions like “what’s a good fit?” How a passive candidate can suddenly turn into someone looking for another job and if you do these two things can sabotage your chances of being presented to the hiring manager. Deborah Walsh – 20 year veteran as a senior level talent acquisition’s specialist. Deborah has a rich background working both inside some of the best talent search organizations as well as the CEO of her own boutique talent acquisition firm. As a women-owned boutique firm she’s had to prove her ability to deliver exceptional talent in a field controlled by large male dominated firms. Her ability to nurture relationships with emerging talent offering them guidance and exposure has served her well as she continually is refreshing her network of connections. You can reach Deborah via LinkedIn. Closing the Gap with Denise Cooper share the life stories from ordinary people who realize success is achieve because of your conviction, belief and approach in other words your mindset. Each has learned how to become a skilled agent for positive change and thrive in the midst of chaos. Join us as my guests share how they use 4 principles of success – context, choices, bridging perspectives and mastering relationships - to disrupt the status quo and thrive during the chaos of change. Closing the Gap with Denise Cooper is hosted by Soundcloud. Find us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and Tune In.
What’s the one thing business and leadership development thought leaders like Marshall Goldsmith, John Maxwell, Gary Vaynerchuk, Brene’ Brown and Lisa Nichols will tell you. If you want to be a great leader the first place to start is with self-awareness. What are you passionate about? What are your strengths, weaknesses, blind spots and bias’s and how do they frame and shape your decisions? Today’s guest Pamela Brooks is a hidden gem that is quietly turning the leadership develop industry on its ear. Blending neuroscience and behavioral assessments with the best practices in group dynamics she’s a force building the leadership pipeline for Arizona State University. If after you’ve taken an assessment and wonder ok now what this conversation will help you figure out your next step to high performance. Closing the Gap with Denise Cooper share the life stories from ordinary people who realize success is achieve because of your conviction, belief and approach in other words your mindset. Each has learned how to become a skilled agent for positive change and thrive in the midst of chaos. Join us as my guests share how they use 4 principles of success – context, choices, bridging perspectives and mastering relationships - to disrupt the status quo and thrive during the chaos of change. Closing the Gap with Denise Cooper is hosted by Soundcloud. Find us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and Tune In.
Kimberlee Archie, Director of Equity and Inclusion has been on a long journey of discovery. She has learned how to thrive when you’re a minority and is teaching local government employees what it means to create a community that’s inclusive. We don’t talk about how each of us has to develop the skills to engage with others not like us. To live in a thriving community means accepting we each have different needs. Equality doesn’t allow for that but something else does. Hear her perspective on what missing and what we don’t talk about when diversity is the topic. Closing the Gap with Denise Cooper share the life stories from ordinary people who realize success is achieve because of your conviction, belief and approach in other words your mindset. Each has learned how to become a skilled agent for positive change and thrive in the midst of chaos. Join us as my guests share how they use 4 principles of success – context, choices, bridging perspectives and mastering relationships - to disrupt the status quo and thrive during the chaos of change. Closing the Gap with Denise Cooper is hosted by Soundcloud. Find us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and Tune In.
There’s so much focused on creating a career plan but a lot less on how to navigate the twists and turns your life presents. Why do some people seem to attract more good breaks than others? Robert “Bob” Gerst has been a senior executive for over 25 years and an adjunct profession for about as long. In this podcast he shares his guiding principles and how he used them to stay at the top of his game. Robert “Bob” Gerst is currently the VP, Human Resources at John I. Haas. Bob grew up on an Iowa farm and over his life has traveled the world. From the data rich world of Las Vega gaming to one of the world’s leading real estate enterprises Jones Lang LaSalle to brewing beer and teaching new leaders what it means to be principle led person Bob tells a wonderful story of his life, lessons learned and the 3 questions everyone must answer if you want a successful career. Closing the Gap with Denise Cooper share the life stories from ordinary people who realize success is achieve because of your conviction, belief and approach in other words your mindset. Each has learned how to become a skilled agent for positive change and thrive in the midst of chaos. Join us as my guests share how they use 4 principles of success – context, choices, bridging perspectives and mastering relationships - to disrupt the status quo and thrive during the chaos of change. Closing the Gap with Denise Cooper is hosted by Soundcloud. Find us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and Tune In.
Nathaniel “Nat” Alston has a successful track record of success by handling subtle but offensive comments, actions and stereotypes that keep us from achieving executive levels. Our conversation is filled with practical suggestions for black Americans to develop mental awareness, a psychological game plan, and an increased level of business savvy in order to negotiate the minefield of the white work world. Listen to get at least 4 things you can do to do to stay on career track. Included are commonsense scenarios and real-life solutions that will help every marginalized person handle gutless bosses, overbearing and hateful colleagues or being the only minority or women in an all-white workplace. Got questions, contact me at info1@rllessons com If you like what you’ve heard, share it. If not, comment below and share. Closing the Gap with Denise Cooper share the life stories from ordinary people who realize success is achieve because of your conviction, belief and approach in other words your mindset. Each has learned how to become a skilled agent for positive change and thrive in the midst of chaos. Join us as my guests share how they use 4 principles of success – context, choices, bridging perspectives and mastering relationships - to disrupt the status quo and thrive during the chaos of change. Closing the Gap with Denise Cooper is hosted by Soundcloud. Find us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and Tune In.
What if you had the skills, knowledge and talent to make the world a better place? What if you are what the world is waiting for? Marquis Miller didn’t start out saying yes to these questions but along the way he learned that his calling was to bring out what's good in others. In a world where layoffs balance the books and recruiters are looking for the right resume, Marquis Miller teaches how to stay current in the job market, embrace change and make a difference for others through acts of faith. Marquis is currently the Chief Diversity Officer for the City of Chicago where he leads the effort to make sure everyone understands that they matter and by bringing forth your best self success naturally follows. Closing the Gap with Denise Cooper share life lessons from ordinary people who realize success is achieve because of your conviction and approach in other words your mindset. Each has learned how to become a skilled agent for positive change and to thrive in the midst of uncertainty and change . Join me as my guests share how they use 4 principles of success – context, choices, bridging perspectives and mastering relationships - to disrupt the status quo and thrive during the chaos of change. Closing the Gap with Denise Cooper is hosted by Soundcloud. Find us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and Tune In.
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2018-06-2301:32

Introducing Closing the Gap, the new podcast series from Denise Cooper. Ideas to help you achieve more at work and life. Find us here, on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and Tune In.
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