The Talent Magnet Institute Podcast

Reframing Success

Conversations With Leaders Around The World

Each week, we have deep conversations with leaders, performers, and friends from all over the world about what truly defines success in relationships, work, community and life.  Every episode contains nuggets of wisdom and tips for success.   

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 7: A Sweet Corporate Culture with Mehmet Yuksek 


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

Many of us are taught to avoid failure. However, as most leaders know, failure is necessary for success.

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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! 

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.

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.

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.

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? 

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...

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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 magnet, you need to understand how people think.

‘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 magnet, 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?

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.

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.

 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’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.

 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.

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. Dr. Reid is an author and consultant with 35 years of promoting diversity and inclusion, and today, she and Mike talk about how you can be a better leader by embracing both.

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Episode 16: Improving Mental and Physical Stamina 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 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 the president of Logikor and a longtime client and friend of Mike’s. Throughout his career, Chris has always wanted to be the one at the helm of an organization, leading the way.

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. 

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 change.

Daniel Wachter is a sales and marketing, training, innovation, and business development expert, and a personal friend of Mike’s for years. Daniel has embraced disruption by promoting innovation to drive real change 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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