The Talent Magnet Institute Podcast

Reframing Success

Conversations with Leaders Around The World

Each week, we have deep conversations with leaders, executives and other professionals from around the world about what defines success in relationships, work, community and life.  You will gain wisdom and insights learning from these candid, personal stories of success and failure; building and re-building.

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Episode 137: Taking HR into the 21st Century with Lars Schmidt

This week Mike invites Lars Schmidt into the booth to discuss what Lars describes as “progressive” HR.  Lars is the host of the podcast “Redefining HR” and Founder of Amplify, an executive search and consulting firm.  Lars has also been a regular contributor for Fast Company, and is excited about the release of his first book, “Redefining HR. Read more...

Episode 136: Adapting Strategy to a Rapidly Changing Landscape with Moira Weir

This week Mike has another inspiring conversation with Moira Weir, President and CEO of United Way of Cincinnati.  They share pivotal take-aways for leaders who like to think outside-the-box when meeting their clients’ needs. Read more...

Episode 135: Strategies To Jumpstart Your Culture with Joey Price

This week Mike hosts Joey Price, CEO of Jumpstart HR, Host of “Business Life and Coffee” Podcast, and Host of the “Winning at Work” series. They discuss Joey’s key take-aways from interviewing leaders from all over the world, and helping work environments optimize communication and culture. Read more...

Episode 134: Creating Opportunities for Leaders of Color with Eddie Koen

This week Mike takes a deeper dive about inclusion and equity with Eddie Koen, President and CEO of the Urban League of Southwestern Ohio.  In this discussion, they talk honestly about subjects many leaders may find difficult to approach.  Listen now to this thought-provoking discussion. Read more...

Episode 133: Engaging the Blind and Visually Impaired Through Inclusion with Chris Faust

This week, Mike discusses the power of inclusion with Chris Faust, President and CEO at Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.  Listen to this inspiring conversation and hear practical ideas about fostering loyalty and purpose with inclusion. Read more...

Episode 132: Extraordinary Leader Series with Guest Host Don Frericks Part 6

This week, Don Frericks brings us the wisdom of another extraordinary leader, interviewing Matt Shank.  Matt is the President of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges. He and Don discuss foundational leadership development traits, and what emerging and seasoned leaders need to do to stay relevant throughout their careers. Read more...

Episode 131: The Power of Connection: Know Your Neighbor with Shakila Ahmad

This week’s episode is another archive that has incredible relevance to today’s business climate.  In the studio with Mike is Shakila Ahmad, President and Chair of the Board of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati.  They discuss many ideas and opportunities available to unite people through similarities, rather than categorize people through differences. Read more...

Episode 130: Strategically Creating Innovation in Inclusion with Dr. Janet Reid

This week we are reviving a previous episode (Episode #19) that is relevant in today’s climate.  Hear Mike’s incredible, tactical conversation with Dr. Janet Reid, on diversity, equity and inclusion.  Dr. Janet Reid is a faculty member of the Talent Magnet Institute, and the founder of BRBS World, a private global management consulting consortium located in Cincinnati, that works with companies to develop and keep world-class leaders who value diversity and inclusion. Read more...

Episode 129: Crucial Conversations & Bringing Your Whole Self to Work with Tysonn Betts

This week Mike talks with fellow Leadership Cincinnati alumnus Tysonn Betts, Vice President of Design for Global Family Care at Procter & Gamble. Listen in as they discuss tips on effective listening and how to develop respect and trust. Read more...

Episode 128: Extraordinary Leader Series with Guest Host Don Frericks Part 5

This week, guest host Don Frericks takes the mic again to bring you extraordinary leaders from around the world.  In this episode, he and Georg Schmundt-Thomas have an insightful conversation about intentional leadership, and provide many touchpoints for aspiring leaders. Read more...

Episode 127: Lessons in Effective Parenting and Leadership with Jim Mason

Mike revisits an old friend this week, Jim Mason, CEO of Beech Acres Parenting Center to discuss work, parenting success, and being a better leader. Parenting tips and leadership tips abound in this episode.  If you are committed to serving your internal and external customers well (and raising great kids), this is a conversation you should listen to and take notes. Read more...

Episode 126: Network Beyond Bias to Advance Your Career with Amy Waninger

This week Mike talks with Amy Waninger, CEO of Lead At Any Level and author of several books including, “Network Beyond Bias: Making Diversity A Competitive Advantage For Your Career.” They discuss the importance of diversifying the people with whom you associate, and share tips for how to build “critical connections.”Read more...

Episode 125: Extraordinary Leader Series with Guest Host Don Frericks Part 4

This week’s episode features the next installment of The Extraordinary Leader Series with Talent Magnet Institute faculty member Don Frericks.  In addition to being a successful executive leadership coach, Don is the author of the new book Best Boss Ever! In this episode, Don speaks with Josh White, a talent and organizational development executive in Indianapolis. Don and Josh take their leadership discussion deep and provide several tips for leaders at all levels.Read more...

Episode 124: Workplace Equity; Let’s Continue Conversing About Race with Torin Ellis

If you are committed to being a better ally for equality, don’t place the burden of your education on your black friends. We have a very special guest, Torin Ellis, who counsels on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and BELONGING (DEIB) day in and day out. He has provided very insightful tips for leaders to take actions in the continued conversation about race. Remember, even the most well-meaning “what can I do” to employees of color can be mentally exhausting and emotionally taxing for them. Read More...

Episode 123: Changing Company Culture by Showing Love and Listening with Chris Halter and Tim Beatty

This week, Mike has another MUST LISTEN conversation.  In this episode, Mike talks with Chris Halter, Talent Magnet Institute faculty member and organizational psychologist, and Tim Beatty, President of Bullen Ultrasonics. They do a deep dive about real-life culture transformation and the elements at the heart of managing change.  Read more...

Episode 122: Extraordinary Leader Series with Guest Host Don Frericks Part 3

The Extraordinary Leader Series with Talent Magnet Institute faculty member Don Frericks continues.  Don is the author of the new book Best Boss Ever! This week, Don interviews Tier 1 CEO and co-founder Greg Harmeyer.  They discuss the complex aspects of great workplace culture, the crucial role leaders take in creating and maintaining it, and what it takes to lead successfully in today’s environment.  This tactical conversation is a must for leaders who want to improve their impact. Read more...

Episode 121: The Announcement That We Have All Been Anticipating with Guest Host, Jules Breslin

In this episode, Jules Breslin, new Leadership Engagement Director for the Talent Magnet Institute, interview’s TMI’s CEO and Co-Founder, Mike Sipple Jr., and they discuss an exciting membership opportunity for leaders who are ready to transform their impact as a leader. Read more...

Episode 120: A Personal Conversation About The Vision of Talent Magnet Institute with Mike Sipple Sr.

This week, Mike invites his dad, Mike Sipple Sr. into the studio to give you perspective of the Talent Magnet Institute’s mission in helping leaders lead well in relationships, work, community and life.  Where did this come from?  Listen now to hear the story. Read more...

Episode 119: Leadership Strategy and Balance During Change with Daniel Wachter

This week Mike discusses leadership strategy with Talent Magnet Institute Board Member and investor Daniel Wachter

Daniel shares his unique perspectives on leadership from the viewpoint of leading during a merger.  Mergers can be sticky territory for leaders.  Daniel’s conversation with Mike sheds light on the challenges and solutions that can be applied during times of change. They also discuss how these lessons are relevant to many situations leaders face today. Read more...

Episode 118: Extraordinary Leader Series with Don Frericks Part 2

This week, guest host Don Frericks kicks off his Extraordinary Leader series.  Don is a Faculty Member of the Talent Magnet Institute and author of Best Boss Ever.  In this episode he interviews Keith Hawk, an accomplished sales executive, public speaker and co-author with Michael Boland of the book Get Real Selling. This conversation is a must for anyone who aspires to lead well and really cares about people-centered business practices. Read more...

Episode 117: What It Takes To Be A Compassionate Leader with Alandes Powell

This week Mike talks with Alandes Powell, Vice President of Business Controls at Fifth Third Bank.  They discuss the key skills leaders need to manage people, and how to use these skills to transform business in the future. Read more...

Episode 116: Resetting Your Business with Elaine Suess

This week Mike talks with Executive Coach Elaine Suess.  She is the President of Beyond Being, an Executive and Leadership Coaching practice.  Elaine shares her coaching tips regarding how to move forward after a crisis. Read more...

Episode 115: Being the Best Boss Ever with Don Frericks-Part 1

This week Mike kicks off an upcoming series with long-time mentor and Talent Magnet Institute Faculty member Don Frericks. Don recently published his book, Best Boss Ever: The 5 Steps To Rapidly Develop Yourself Into The Leader Everyone Wants To Follow.  Read more...

Episode 114: Privilege In and Out of The Workplace: How CEO’s Can Level The Playing Field Through Awareness with Priya Klocek and Eugene Partridge

This week’s episode is very timely to the national conversation at large, even though it was recorded on May 5, 2020, three weeks before the unrest surrounding the death of George Floyd. Read more...

Episode 113: Managing Your Workforce Needs Thoughtfully with Julie Bauke

This week Mike and Julie Bauke, Talent Magnet Institute Faculty member and Chief Career Advisor of The Bauke Group, have an honest conversation about managing layoffs and furloughs.

  • The do’s and dont’s of communication, 
  • Best practices for long-term culture preservation, and 
  • 4 keys every leader needs to address when reducing their workforce.  

This tactical discussion is a must for everyone who aspires to lead successfully in relationships, work, community, and life.  Read more...

Episode 112: A Call to Action from Mike for Change

In this extended introduction for Episode 113, in light of the racial violence that is happening at the time of this airing, Mike speaks up and calls on leaders step up to true leadership. Read more...

Episode 111: Developing Your Future State Using Effective Conversations With Becky Scheeler

This week Mike discusses real life communication issues of leaders all over the world and their impact on business with Becky Scheeler, Executive Vice President at Centennial, Inc.

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Episode 110: Workforce Support and The Vitality of Your Organization, With Shannon Starkey-Taylor and Jordan Huizenga From Learning Grove

This week Mike invites two local leaders to discuss the importance of early childhood education and childcare in talent retention and the talent lifecycle.  This conversation includes tactical concepts for leaders.  Shannon Starkey-Taylor is the CEO of Learning Grove (formerly Children, Inc., which recently merged with Cincinnati Early Learning Centers, Inc.) and Jordan Huizenga is the Vice President of Development. Read more...

Episode 109: Maintaining a Healthy Mindset During Rapid Change and Crisis with Paul Heagen

This week Mike discusses mindset strategies with Executive Coach and author Paul Heagen.  They discuss: 

    • How to find middle ground between optimism and pessimism (2:09) 
    • Taking advantage of unique opportunities for self-reflection (10:04)
    • Re-defining your leadership legacy (23:33)

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Episode 108: The Role of Leadership: Business and Mental Health with Mike Glen

This week Mike talks to Mike Glen, Vice President of Business Development for The Lindner Center For Hope, about what leaders can do to transform the conversation regarding mental health. Read more...

Episode 107: Managing Risk in Crisis Mode with Jonathan Theders

This week Mike discusses risk management with Jonathan Theders, CEO of RiskSOURCE Clark-Theders, an independent insurance agency specializing in helping businesses.  

Mike and Jonathan discuss the myriad of issues so many businesses and leaders are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more...

Episode 106: Communicating Change Effectively and Compassionately with Mike Glenn

This week Mike discusses how we view and react to change with Talent Magnet Institute Faculty member and the “Master of Organizational Development” Michael Glenn. Read more...

Episode 105: Strategy Alignment and People-Centered Business in Crisis with Erin Bledsoe 

This week Mike continues his discussions with Talent Magnet Institute faculty members, drawing on their areas of expertise to answer pressing concerns of leaders around the globe.  Erin Bledsoe defines her “sweet spot” as “the intersection where strategy and talent meet.” Read more...

 

Episode 104: Character Traits of Enduring Leaders with Don Frericks 

This week Mike discusses leadership with one of his long-time mentors and advisors, Don Frericks, founder of Don Frericks Leadership Coaching.  In this inspiring discussion they share key take-aways for every leader at every level of an organization. Read more...

 

Episode 103: Taking Care Of Your People As A Leadership Initiative with Andy Foerster 

This week Mike discusses more leadership issues in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic with Leadership Strategist Andy Foerster.  Andy is President of Leadership Energy Engagement, LLC and a Talent Magnet Institute Faculty Member. Read more...

 

Episode 102: Being Courageous During Uncertain Times with Mike Sipple Jr. 

This week Mike breaks down the key components to being a great leader in the times of great change that we are facing today. Read more...

 

Episode 101: What It Takes To Be A Great Leader In Uncertain Times

This week Mike and Christine Lewis share their thoughts and observations about leadership and changes to everyday life during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. Read more...

 

Episode 100: Reflections On 100 Conversations With Mike Sipple Jr.

Your host, Mike Sipple Jr. takes this momentous occasion of the 100th episode to reflect on purpose, impact, and to share aspirations for the future. Read more...

 Episode 99: A Conversation About Leadership Icon Warren Bennis and Becoming Yourself

This week Mike talks to two esteemed guests. The first, Dr. Marianne Lewis, is the Dean and Professor of Management at the University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business. In the studio with Mike is Jack Fitzgerald the Founder of the Warren Bennis Leadership Experience and a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati. Read more...

 

 Episode 98: Being Honest About What It Takes To Be The Best Leader with Dr. Dan Snively

This week Mike talks to Dr. Dan Snively, Founder of Lion’s Lead, a provider of leadership assessment tools and analytics.  Mike and Dan discuss...Read more

 

Episode 97: Optimized Outcomes For Success in Leadership with Pamela Gilchrist

This week Mike talks with Pamela Gilchrist, Founder, and CEO of The Gilchrist Group. You will definitely want to listen in on this deep discussion about communicating as a leader. Pam shares her expertise about transparency in the C-Suite, how to communicate through difficult situations, and stories of her clients’ successes through relevant situations. Read more...

 

Episode 96: What Will Your Leadership Legacy Be With Barry Posner

As we get closer to the 100th episode, the conversations we are having with leaders dive deeper and this episode is no exception.  This week Mike talks to Barry Posner, Professor of Leadership at the Levy School of Business at Santa Clara University, co-author of the award-winning book The Leadership Challenge and a “Top 50” leadership coach. Read more...

 

Episode 95: Effective Strategies For Talent Acquisition with Tim Sackett

This week’s episode is a strategy-rich conversation with Mike and Tim Sackett, author of The Talent Fix. Tim visited Cincinnati in September 2019 to present at the Talent Acquisition Evolution Conference on Global Talent Acquisition Day.  This episode was recorded live at the conference. Read more...

 

Episode 94: Paul Sittenfeld: How To Infuse Professional Leadership with Social Impact

This week Jessica Baron, Vice President for Centennial, Inc. talks to Paul Sittenfeld, a long-time friend and Cincinnati businessman.  They discuss how Paul has reframed his leadership opportunities to impact success in the community at large. Read more...

 

Episode 93: Taking On Leadership Roles in Health Care and Life with Jennifer Manders

This week Jessica Baron, Vice President at Centennial Inc. speaks to Jennifer Manders about making a difference by getting involved at work and in your community.  Read more...

 

Episode 92: Securing a Seat at the Table With Minda Harts

This week, Mike has an inspiring conversation with mover and shaker Minda Harts.  Minda is on a mission to help women of color change their workplace experience, and enable “success partners” with key action steps. Read More...

 

Episode 91:Let's Fix Work with Laurie Ruettimann

In this episode Mike talks to fellow podcaster, Laurie Ruettimann, who is the host of the Let’s Fix Work podcast.  They discuss myths that we grew up with about work, and how work should be.  

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Episode 90: Creating Community with Podcasts and Twitter Chats with Jon Thurmond, the co-Host of the HR Social Hour Podcast

The first episode of the new decade finds Mike discussing the power of connecting through podcasting. In an era where virtual connections via social media are the norm, Jon Thurmond, who is a seasoned HR practitioner and podcast co-host with Wendy Dailey, talks to Mike about how he has been able to create meaningful friendships and connect on and off the internet via their podcast and Twitter chats. Read more...

Episode 89: Annual Roundup with Mike Sipple Jr. and Christine Lewis

In this episode, Mike reviews the amazing year that has come and gone, and shares his predictions about the incoming decade.  

He shares his personal take-aways and insights from a year of meaningful conversations, as well as the impactful work that the Talent Magnet Institute is doing.  (4:24)

“We are working with leaders who understand that the impact of aligning business strategy to people strategy and resources ultimately reaches beyond that and how we actually help leaders lead themselves and others.” (5:05) Mike Sipple Jr. Read more...

Episode 88: Pop Your Bubble About Diversity and Inclusion with Wendy Dailey

Mike has the pleasure this week of welcoming Wendy Dailey, a fellow podcast host, blogger and Talent Strategist at Sanford Health based in South Dakota. Wendy is the creator and host of the HR Social Hour Podcast and The Wonder Woman Podcast, both focusing conversations about diversity and inclusion. Read more...

 Episode 87: Kevin Monroe on the Power of Gratitude and Purposeful Leadership

Mike’s guest this week is fellow podcast host, Kevin Monroe.  Kevin hosts The Higher Purpose Podcast.  In this conversation, they share business tips, transformational stories, and the power of gratitude. Read More...

 

Episode 86: Leisa Mulcahy Shows Us How To Do Successful Regional Collaboration To Effectively Solve Workforce Issues

This week, Mike is behind the microphone with Leisa Mulcahy, Vice President of Workforce at The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.  They discuss an initiative called Grow Northern Kentucky which is creating incredible success for the entire Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region.  

Leisa explains the exciting challenges that Grow Northern Kentucky is helping to resolve by partnering with a diverse group of organizations. (3:40) Read more...

 

Episode 85: Is Managing A Non-Profit Like Twirling A Fire-Tipped Baton? Jen Eismeier Shares Her Insights

This week Jessica Baron talks to another local leader who is making a huge impact.

Jen Eismeier, Executive Director of Camp Joy and Jessica talk about:

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Episode 84: How Tara Noland Redefines The Role Of Mentors In Careers and Philanthropy

This week Jessica Baron, VP of Executive Search for Centennial Inc. talks to Tara Noland, Founding Executive Director of Greenlight Cincinnati.  They discuss the power of mentorship in unconventional ways.  Read more...

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Episode 81: Why Does Pete Blackshaw Think Cincinnati Is The Best Place In The Country For A Start-Up? 

This week, Mike talks to Pete Blackshaw, the CEO of Cintrifuse, a startup incubator created by P&G, Kroger, Western & Southern and other major entities in the Greater Cincinnati region. It is obvious that one thing they share is their enthusiasm for opportunities in the Cincinnati region for business.

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Episode 80: Letting Go Of Your Mistakes And The Plague Of Shame With Haley Hunt

This week, Mike’s conversation with Haley Hunt, Host of Jerseys and Heels: The Podcast is about coming to terms with events of the past, letting go of self-imposed shame, and being an authentic leader.

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Episode 79: Tactical Wisdom From A Great Career With Master Of Organizational Development, Michael Glenn

In this week’s episode, Becky Scheeler, VP of Client Engagement for Centennial Executive Search and Talent Strategy (TMI’s parent company) interviews her long-time mentor and friend Michael Glenn. 

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Episode 78: How Home Life Can Predict Leadership Success

This week, Mike talks to Cory Carlson, Executive Coach, Author and Speaker, about his recently published book, Win At Home First: An Inspirational Guide to Work-Life Balance. As an Executive Coach, Cory has worked with many leaders. 

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Episode 77: How Do You Create Impact When The Task Seems So Big?

Jessica Baron takes to the studio this week to interview one of Cincinnati’s unique leaders who is creating a huge impact here and in Nigeria. Evans Nwankwo is the Founder and President of Megen Construction, and the Founder of Nuway Foundation.

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Episode 129: Crucial Conversations & Bringing Your Whole Self to Work with Tysonn Betts

This week Mike talks with fellow Leadership Cincinnati alumnus Tysonn Betts, Vice President of Design for Global Family Care at Procter & Gamble. Listen in as they discuss tips on effective listening and how to develop respect and trust. 


Episode 76: Reframing Failure as a Good Thing with Sarah Brown

How can failure be good?? Many of us are taught to avoid failure. However, as most leaders know, failure is necessary for success. Mike and Sarah explore how to look at failure in a new way.

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Episode 75: The Pain At The Top Is Real: Eliminating Stigma About Mental Health With Trevor Steinhauser

If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or addiction, especially as a successful business person, this podcast can save you, or someone you know. 

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Episode 74: Leaders Leaning In: Creating unique impact in and out of the office with Laura Brunner

In this episode, Mike talks to Laura Brunner, President and CEO of The Port, an economic development agency that initiates projects to improve property value and promote job creation throughout Hamilton County.

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Episode 73: The Surprising Power Of Film Production:  Lessons for leaders of business from Executive Director, Film Cincinnati Kristen Schlotman

This week’s episode our guest host, Jessica Baron, Executive VP of Talent Search for Centennial Inc (Talent Magnet Institute’s parent company) conducts an engaging discussion with Kristen Schlotman, the Executive Director of Film Cincinnati. 

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Episode 72: Wisdom For High-Achievers: A Conversation with the Lion King Himself, Alton Fitzgerald White

If you have ever seen The Lion King either on screen or on stage, you know Mufasa as the father with much wisdom to impart to his son. In this podcast episode, Alton Fitzgerald White, who played the role of Mufasa on Broadway 4,308 times shares his personal brand of wisdom for success.

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Episode 67: Creating the Culture for Impact with Meredith Meyer

Today we get a follow-up episode, where Mike sits down again with Meredith Meyer, founder of Infinite Potential! They’re talking about the concept, how it manifests when you change your role, and how organizations can foster it among their employees.


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Episode 66: The Human Element of Business Strategy with Meredith Meyer

Today on the Talent Magnet Institute Podcast, Mike speaks with Meredith Meyer - whose business, Infinite Potential, is founded on the idea that strategic planning and talent need to be perfectly integrated for a business to be successful. They discuss what kindness means in an organization, the rapidly-changing world and what it means for organizations focused on culture, and how to bring different company stakeholders to the same table in terms of strategic planning.


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Episode 63: Opportunities to Lead with Love with Mike Sipple Jr.

In a very special episode of the Talent Magnet Institute, Tim Hanner, the President of NaviGo, who happened to be the first-ever interview conducted by the host of the show, turns the mic on Mike Sipple Jr.


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Episode 58: A Year of Wisdom in One Episode with Mike Sipple, Jr.

On this special episode, we’re looking back on the first year of the Talent Magnet Institute Podcast. We’re highlighting some of our best topics and episodes, telling stories from behind the scenes, and sharing insights from the year that was.


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Episode 57: Why Volunteering is Great for Business with Doug Bolton

Volunteering is amazing for communities, but how can it also be great for business? Join us on this episode of the Talent Magnet Institute Podcast with Doug Bolton, a board member and faculty of the Talent Magnet Institute, and the President and CEO of Cincinnati Cares, as he shares with us the power of volunteerism.


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 Episode 56: Competitive Advantage of Gender Equity with Meghan Cummings

What does getting to know your employees have to do with your business’s bottom line? In this special episode of the Talent Magnet Institute hosted by Jessica Baron, Centennial Inc.’s Vice President of Executive Search, we are joined by Meghan Cummings. Meghan is the Executive Director of the Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and today she’s talking about the impact we can have — on our businesses and in people’s lives — when we take the time to truly listen.


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Episode 54: Exclusive Versus Inclusive Capitalism with Ed Rigaud

Inclusivity is important — but what does it look like as it relates to capitalism? On this episode of the Talent Magnet Institute Podcast we have Ed Rigaud, the President and CEO of EnovaPremier, and today we’re talking about the concept of inclusive capitalism. How can we realize freedom in a way that’s possible for everyone?


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Episode 49: Creating Thriving Organizations with Elaine Suess

How can we create a thriving organization? Elaine Suess is the President of BeyondBeing Executive & Leadership Coaching. On this episode, she shares how she builds positive cultures in organizations and helps leaders reach higher levels of success by focusing on strengths, asking questions, and quite literally changing the way we think.


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Episode 47: Starting Your Own Business with Todd Pfister

Should you start your own business? And if so, what kind of business should you run? Todd Pfister is the Managing Partner of FranNet MidAmerica and a Partner of TP4 Advisors. On this episode of the Talent Magnet Institute Podcast, we’re talking about entrepreneurship: how to know if it’s right for you and how to know where that fits into your continued career path and long-term life success.


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Episode 46: Leaning into Organizational Performance with Priya Klocek

How can we understand people better and lean into organizational performance? Priya Klocek is the President and CEO of Consulting On The Go and is a board member of Women Helping Women. Today we’re talking about building relationships and recognizing yourself as an individual, so you can show up and lead authentically.


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Episode 41: Building Strong Leaders with Brent Carter, Part 2

Any leader can benefit from having a coach. Today we’re joined once again by Brent Carter to continue the conversation about building stronger leaders. Brent is a senior consultant and senior executive coach at Leadership Excelleration Inc., and we’ll be talking about how to build stronger leaders through coaching.


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Episode 40: Building Strong Leaders with Brent Carter

How can we build — or be — good leaders? My guest on the podcast today is Brent Carter, a senior consultant and executive coach for Leadership Excelleration, Inc. He’s here to talk about the challenges leaders and companies face, the skill gaps we fail to notice, and how we can be more successful, more effective, and stronger leaders.


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Episode 37: Get Unstuck with Julie Bauke

Why do a lot of leaders feel stuck in their jobs? On today’s episode, we have Julie Bauke, the Chief Career Advisor of the Bauke Group, to explain what makes a person feel ‘stuck’ and how companies can help create a work environment that benefits both the business and their employees.


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Episode 35: HR on Purpose: Putting the Human Back in Human Resources with Steve Browne

Today’s guest is Steve Browne, the Vice President of Human Resources at LaRosa's, Inc. and a Board Member at the Society for Human Resource Management. Steve, simply put, loves people, and it’s that love that propels his innovative thinking in the HR field. Steve wants to put the ‘human’ back in human resources, which is increasingly important when corporations want culture but have no idea how to put people first.


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Episode 33: Crafting the Candidate Experience with Todd Markle

How do the candidates you interview for jobs feel about your organization? Today we have the founder and Founder & CEO of Hello Hire and member of the Talent Magnet Institute Faculty, Todd Markle. Todd Markle is a global expert on candidate experience, and we’re very excited to have this discussion today about candidate experience, employee experience, and the impact that can have on your business.


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Episode 32: Rethinking HR to Achieve Business Success with Beth Giglio

Welcome to this week's episode of the Talent Magnet Institute podcast with Beth Giglio, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at 84.51˚. 84.51˚ is a data science and customer experience organization, and we are very excited to have their head of human resources, culture, and people here with us today. Today, Beth shares her experience with strategic human resources, and what it means to be a business partner first and HR partner second.


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Episode 29: Team Building and Generational Diversity with David Velie

‘Millenials are like this; Gen Zs are like that.’ Statements like this put employees in little boxes and don't let them shine with unique talent. To be a Talent MagnetT, you need to understand how people think. Why do people want to work for your organization? What do you have to offer to your employees? How are you different from your competition? David Velie, CEO at AMEND Ventures, joins Mike, and they discuss how to create a culture of commitment with generational drivers in their organization.


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Episode 28: What You Need to Become a Talent Magnet with David Velie

Your company’s culture and success all start from the same place: hiring the right people in the first place. So how do you attract the right people and recruit exceptional employees to your organization or venture? That’s the subject of today’s show with the CEO of AMEND Ventures, David Velie. Mike and David talk about what it takes to not only hire the right people, but transform yourself into a talent magnet.

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Episode 23: Cultural Transformation and Courageous Leadership with Lynne Ruhl

What is work culture and how does it affect the corporate environment? Discover how one phone call changed a stay-at-home mom’s life and how she changed the abusive, toxic culture in children’s competitive gymnastics. The impact she made led to a career in leadership and corporate cultural development. Today, Mike brings in Lynne Ruhl to discuss why leaders are accountable for developing the culture in their organizations.


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Episode 22: What Makes Leaders Extraordinary with Don Frericks

The rules for fostering great leaders in your workplace are changing. It’s not enough just to train them; you also have to develop them. Today, Don Frericks, CAO of Community Blood Center and Founder & Leadership Coach of Make Me A Better Leader, joins Mike Sipple, Jr., to talk about what makes extraordinary leaders. The talk about Don’s study of leadership, how he developed his method to recognize and cultivate great leaders, and why you should never settle for anything less than extraordinary.

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Episode 21: The Man Behind the "Mike" with Christine Lewis and Mike Sipple, Jr.

We’re changing things up a bit this week on the Talent Magnet Institute podcast to give everyone a special opportunity to know more about Mike Sipple Jr. and his almost superhero-like ability to connect thought leaders with other key leaders. We have gone long enough not knowing about Mike’s career origin story, and we have Chris Lewis throwing the questions to get a sneak peek into the mind of a second generation President and what it took to get him to where he is now.

 
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Episode 20: Remarkable Leadership in Family Business with Jonathan Theders

Jonathan Theders is the CEO of RiskSource Clark-Theders, a prominent family business that focuses on providing comprehensive insurance solutions and risk management services to protect clients from the unexpected. As the next generation CEO, Jonathan has gone to great lengths to transform the family business into a remarkable organization, but there’s more to running a family business than meets the eye. Find out what makes this company unique and how Jonathan’s approach can improve yours.

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Episode 19: Diversity and Inclusion with Dr. Janet Reid

Dr. Janet Reid is the founder of BRBS World, a private global management consulting consortium located in Cincinnati, that works with companies to develop and keep world-class leaders who value diversity and inclusion.

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Episode 16: Leading Sustainably and Avoiding Burnout with Elyse Jarard

Elyse Jarard is a speaker, author, healthy mindset strategist, principal of My Ripple Effect, as well as Mike’s personal coach for many years. Elyse believes that leaders today need someone supporting them as they navigate the evolution of what leadership is and will become. Discover the science behind the practice of being, how to overcome the feeling you aren’t enough, and why the stories you tell yourself matter.


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Episode 15: Becoming CEO: Journey and Reflections with Chris Painter.

Chris Painter is president of Logikor and a longtime client and friend of Mike’s. Throughout his career, he has always wanted to be at the helm of an organization. Chris and Mike talk about his journey and share advice on how to identify if you have the right team, and if not, how to build one, both inside and outside the organization. The conversation intensifies with insights when they discuss the impact of self-evaluation and how imbalance can impact a leader, their family, and the organization.


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Episode 11: Growing Companies with People with James Biro.

James Biro is the Vice President of Supply Chain of Perfetti Van Melle North America and has worked with such brands as P&G, Kellogg’s, and Mead Johnson. James’s passion lies in change, or more specifically, change through growth, which he spearheads through creating a clear strategic intent and an inherent sense of trust, transparency, and empowerment. James and Mike talk about his career being a people leader rather than a business leader.

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Episode 9: Making Leadership Scalable with Daniel Wachter

Daniel Wachter is a sales and marketing, training, innovation, and business development expert who has been a personal friend of Mike’s for many years. He’s made his mark by embracing disruption by promoting innovation to drive real chang in company cultures. Daniel and Mike talk about a style of leadership that changed Daniel’s life: Freedom of action and drafting a vision. This all points to how you can make great leadership within your company more scalable.

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Episode 7: A Sweet Corporate Culture With Mehemet Yuksek

Ever enjoyed Airheads or Mentos? If so, then you’ve tasted the work of ‘candy man’ Mehmet Yuksek, President and CEO of Perfetti van Melle North America. But Mehmet’s work goes far deeper than making life sweeter through confections. Perfetti...

Ever enjoyed Airheads or Mentos? If so, then you’ve tasted the work of ‘candy man’ Mehmet Yuksek, President and CEO of Perfetti van Melle North America. But Mehmet’s work goes far deeper than making life sweeter through confections. Perfetti van Melle is a stand out company in terms of innovation, culture, and community involvement, and today, he and Mike talk about how Mehmet’s company makes a real difference in the lives of its employees and the communities where they operate.

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 Episode 5: From Talent Recruitment to Founder and CEO with Jennifer McClure

Jennifer McClure is no stranger to Centennial, the parent company of the Talent Magnet Institute.

 

Jennifer McClure is no stranger to Centennial, the parent company of the Talent Magnet Institute. In fact, she’s been employee, friend, and mentor to Mike and his father. And on her own, Jennifer is a force to be reckoned with. Enjoy this impactful interview with Jennifer, Chief Excitement Officer of Disrupt HR, Founder of Unbridled Talent and Host of Impact Makers Podcast.

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