Training Insights Podcasts

This podcast series, produced by Ottawa-based writer/audio producer Kevin McGowan in partnership with Training magazine, includes one-on-one interviews with fascinating people in the training/learning and development world.

The podcasts focus on training technologies, projects, career paths, and more. They aim to provide listeners with a unique view into training and knowledge development.

Click on any of the podcasts below to listen for free. Check back often as new podcasts will be added regularly.


 

Training Insights Episode 10: No Ego

Episode 10 of this podcast series, produced by Ottawa-based writer/audio producer Kevin McGowan in partnership with Training magazine, features a chat with Cy Wakeman, president of Reality-Based Leadership. She has a new book called “No Ego” coming out in September 2017. It’s all about how to drop the drama in the workplace and focus on accountability instead. 

Training Insights Episode 9: When Worlds Collide

Episode 9 of this podcast series, produced by Ottawa-based writer/audio producer Kevin McGowan in partnership with Training magazine, features a chat with Alicia Cundell. She is an educational developer at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

Training Insights Episode 8: So, You Want to Be a Coach?

Episode 8 of this podcast series, produced by Ottawa-based writer/audio producer Kevin McGowan in partnership with Training magazine, features a chat with Gregg Thompson, president of Bluepoint Leadership. He’s been a coach and consultant for many years, and just released a new book called “Master Coach.”

Training Insights Episode 7: Learn Like a Rock Star!

Episode 7 of this podcast series, produced by Ottawa-based writer/audio producer Kevin McGowan in partnership with Training magazine, features a chat with Johnette Napolitano, a singer, songwriter, and visual artist. She has been the singer in Concrete Blonde for more than 30 years, and she’s learned a few things about business along the way.

Training Insights Episode 6: The Challenge of Creating Good Managers

Episode 6 of this podcast series, produced by Ottawa-based writer/audio producer Kevin McGowan in partnership with Training magazine, features a chat with Rob Cahill, the founder of Jhana.com.

Training Insights Episode 5: The Life of the Lone Trainer

In Episode 5 of this podcast series, produced by Ottawa-based writer/audio producer Kevin McGowan in partnership with Training magazine, meet Kelly Knowles. 

Kelly works as a trainer (actually THE trainer) in a large law firm in Nashville, TN. She has a unique role as she is the one who trains every employee in the firm, on everything. 

Training Insights Episode 4: And the Winner Is...Keller Williams!

Episode 4 of this podcast series produced by Ottawa-based writer/audio producer Kevin McGowan in partnership with Training magazine is an interview with Dawn Woods and Mona Covey, who work with Keller Williams University. Yes, Keller Williams is a massive real estate firm, but you may not have known that they consider themselves to be a training organization. 

Training Insights Episode 3: The Future of Video Learning

Episode 3 is an interview with John Hudson in Montreal, Canada. Hudson has been in the Learning business for 20-plus years, and has started a few successful companies. His latest company, Zavango, has a tool called Engage, which allows you to layer interactive content on top of a traditional video.

Training Insights Episode 2: Professional Development When You’re Self-Employed

Many writers and training professionals are self-employed, either working out of a home office or a client space. With the constant churn of project work and seeking out billable hours, it can be a challenge to do your own professional development. 

Episode 2 is an interview with Penny Lange, a freelance writer and educator based in Ottawa, Ontario. She has been running her own business for years and was happy to share her thoughts on how to stay on top of trends and technologies and how to keep learning when she’s so pressed for time. 

Training Insights Episode 1: Making Your Organization Soar

Episode 1 is an interview with Karen Chovan, Sustainability Adviser, Enviro Integration Strategies in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She's a consultant, expert, and public speaker with over 20 years of experience in engineering, project management, change management, and so on. 

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Minneapolis, MN (November 18, 2014)—Training magazine, the leading business publication for learning and development professionals, today announced the finalists for the annual Training Top 125, which ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs.

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