Training Insights Podcasts

Training magazine partners with Andy Storch and Advantage Performance to bring you their popular Talent Development Hot Seat podcast, which provides weekly interviews and insights from leading talent development professionals and company executives who are passionate about developing their people.

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


Black Lives Matter: How to become a better ally

In light of the Black Lives Matter Movement that has been growing strong, staying silent is not anymore acceptable. You have to respond and join in on the fight. If you work in the talent development that thrives on people, you now have an even bigger responsibility to do that and raise awareness.

Streamlining executive coaching and professional development

Coaching and development used to be the privilege of the upper management echelons.

The costs of marketing and building brands often force independent executive coaches to offer their services for exorbitant rates. With Pluma, however, coaching becomes more accessible to junior managers and other people who had never access to it before.

Leadership 5.0

What does leadership look like 10 years from now? How do future leaders adapt and react to changing times?

People-centered culture: Creating a great experience for employees

In spite of the various technological advances that have helped make human resources management more efficient, nothing replaces human connection in ensuring great employee experience. This means employees should feel valued at every turn, and even as they walk out of the organization’s door.

Coaching and conversational leadership

How does one become a great coach and leader? Today, Andy Storch shares the spotlight with Tim Hagen, a nationally known leader and trainer of coaching leadership skills.

HR social hour

Talent development is among the most essential concerns of human resources departments and personnel.

Using servant leadership to drive engagement and culture

Great leadership can be gauged by how employees succeed in their daily tasks. Today, Andy Storch interviews Garry Ridge on the show to talk about servant leadership.

From corporate to independent: HR business partnering

Business partnering in the HR space is a whole lot different from mere coaching. To be truly considered as a partner, you have to help businesses arrive at concrete solutions to their problems.

How to hire, promote, and grow the right employees

When building the right culture with the right people, you eventually get the right development opportunities. In this episode, Andy Storch talks to Bert Bean about company culture change and recruitment.

Creating a great culture and exceptional employee experience

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the global economy and is putting leadership skills to the test. As people are forced to work remotely, the employee experience has developed more creative and supportive leaders.


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