Podcasts

I have had the privilege of being both a guest on several podcasts and a host for InterVision’s Status Go podcast. To see only those on which I was guest, select the Category “Guest”. For episodes I hosted, select the Category “Host”. Thank You!

IT Career EnergizerTo energize your career in IT you must do two things. First, those skills we used to call soft skills are actually essential skills. You must work to master them! Second, marry your career with your passion! Work for a company, work in an industry, that fuels your passion!

On the podcast, IT Career Energizer, host Phil Burgess and I dig into those two truths and much more. We discuss my worst career moment and my best, the best and worst advice I’ve ever received, and what gets me excited about today’s tech landscape.

Best Pandemic Ever - Virtual InsightsHosts Jared Nichols and Paul Toolan have created an irreverent, hysterically funny, and very insightful podcast about life in 2020, life in dealing with the pandemic. The Best Pandemic Ever looks at life beyond what you may be seeing in the media. They talk to real people about their real experiences, away from the lights and the cameras.

In this episode, our focus is supposed to be on technology. But, as you will hear, we cover non-technology topics like being a grandparent, the return of wildlife, and Sasquatch. Tired of being tied to Zoom calls all day? Take a break and give this a listen!

Ton - Your Working LifeYour Working Life, the podcast of the author and speaker Caroline Dowd-Higgins draws listeners from around the world.  Caroline’s own story of her career transformation led her to dedicate her career to helping other women transform their careers. I had the honor of being introduced to Caroline recently. In this episode of her podcast, we sit down to discuss my book Amplify Your Job Search.  Together, we dive into strategies that can guide professionals in their search.

Status Go - "Creating a Culture Plan" with Mike MeadStatus Go – Episode 96

The first 30 days of a CIO’s tenure can be difficult to navigate. Expectations are high, for both the organization and the CIO. Add to that a relocation half-way across the country and it can make for some very interesting dynamics. In our continuing series “The CIO’s First 30 Days”, we have talked with first time CIOs, veteran CIOs starting with new organizations, and tenured CIOs looking back to their first few weeks in the office. In this episode, I talk with Mike Mead. Mike is the CIO for CNO Financial Group. He had just three weeks between the offer to join CNO and walking in the front door, halfway across the country. 

Mike’s journey over the two years since joining CNO is packed full of leadership lessons. Not just those two years, his career journey is packed full of leadership lessons! A couple that stood out for me was knowing when to ask for help and developing a plan for the culture you want to have in your organization! Whether you are guiding an IT department or an aspiring leader, you will want to listen to Mike’s insights! 

Status Go is the weekly podcast from InterVision. We provide actionable insights from technology leaders to technology leaders who want to break out of the status quo and lead their businesses into the new future. Listen to more of our episodes here: https://www.intervision.com/statusgo-podcasts/

Status Go - “Race in Tech: Inside the Numbers” with Vinay BhagatStatus Go – Episode 95

There is a wonderful analogy from Jonathan Haidt, a psychologist at NYU, used to describe the two sides to our brain, the logical and the emotional. Haidt compares our brain to an elephant and a rider. The rider represents the logical side of our brain and the elephant the emotional. To affect change, you have to appeal to both the elephant and the rider, both must want to go down the path. In this episode, we speak to the rider, the logical side. My guest is Vinay Bhagat, Founder, and CEO of TrustRadius, one of the most trusted review sites for business technology, serving both buyers and vendors. Trust Radius recently released the results of a comprehensive survey of race in tech. Their 2020 People of Color in Tech Report is a wealth of data…just what the rider needs! 

Vinay and I dig into some of the survey results that jumped out at me when I read the report: the disconnect between unconscious bias in hiring and promotion and the perception of the white respondents; the feeling that half the people of color have when it comes to reporting discrimination in the workplace; the effectiveness of Diversity, Equality & Inclusion initiatives; and, the encouraging news there is an improvement in some of the numbers. 

Listen in as we discuss these results and more! You can read the full report here: 2020 People of Color in Tech Report

Status Go is the weekly podcast from InterVision. We provide actionable insights from technology leaders to technology leaders who want to break out of the status quo and lead their businesses into the new future. Listen to more of our episodes here: https://www.intervision.com/statusgo-podcasts/

Status Go - Exploring UncertaintyStatus Go – Episode 94

Business is filled with peaks and valleys. For many of us, the year 2020 has been a deep, deep valley. The year has been filled with challenges, the year has been filled with uncertainty. The future is uncertain, but it feels like the future ahead of us is more uncertain than ever. In this episode, we are going to explore that uncertainty. Who better to help guide us than someone who takes leaders into the face of that uncertainty intentionally. Matt Walker is a professional mountain climber who has scaled the largest peaks on earth and now uses that experience to help leaders overcome challenges in their professional and personal lives by adventuring in the world’s most difficult environments.

Matt leads us through an adventure of mountain tops, the secrets of self-care, and how to lead when faced with uncertainty. This is an episode you will not want to miss!  

Status Go is the weekly podcast from InterVision. We provide actionable insights from technology leaders to technology leaders who want to break out of the status quo and lead their businesses into the new future. Listen to more of our episodes here: https://www.intervision.com/statusgo-podcasts/

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