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.


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.

Competency models out, suitability models in

Competency models are at the core of HR practice from the talent development standpoint. However, companies are increasingly finding them irrelevant or even confusing as succession planning puts more emphasis on specific things that make a person suitable or unsuitable for a position.

Developing talent and leaders in the workplace

HERE Technologies is a company that provides mapping and location data and related services to individuals and companies.

Using stories to create a great employee experience

Ben Baker, the mind behind Your Brand Marketing, insists on creating a great experience for employees, which is crucial to the success of a company. Ben is a storyteller who helps brands tell engaging stories that compel their customers to take action.

Improving employee experience

A company will only be as good as the people in it. As such, if you want growth, you should also have an environment that allows your employees to grow as well.

How to avoid the advice trap

How do you know if your advice is good or not? Who should you listen to when you need solutions to your problems? Here with Andy Storch is  Michael Bungay Stanier, the founder of Box of Crayons, a company known for providing 10-minute coaching to busy leaders and managers. He is also the author of Wall Street Journal bestsellers The Coaching Habit  and The Advice Trap.


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