The People Strategy Podcast

Bridging the gap between CEO's and HR Professionals of talent optimization for your business

In this episode, host Traci Austin discusses the importance of clarity in defining roles and expectations for new employees. She shares valuable insights on aligning goals, behaviors, and core values when hiring and managing talent. Her compelling story about the challenges and successes of hiring a marketing coordinator shed light on the significance of defining...

In this episode, Chris and host Traci Austin delve into the refined tactics for assembling the ideal team, and using AI as a powerful ally—enhancing data analysis and predictive analytics without losing sight of the human touch. Chris Allaire, CEO of staffing firm Averity, is passionate about recruiting people for the right role. With extensive...

Alongside host Traci Austin, Jeff Mould delves into the perks of a “think week,” aimed at personal and professional rejuvenation. Jeff Mould, once a reluctant leader has gracefully embraced the mantle of leadership as president and CEO of Stoney Creek. In this episode, Jeff unravels the efficacy of positive tension at the strategic table, the...

Navigating the ‘big why’ of business with precision and insight is at the heart of this episode featuring Byron Low, a Predictive Index partner and seasoned coach committed to refining organizational culture. Together, Byron and host Traci Austin unpack the symbiotic relation between personal purpose and its potent ability to drive team inspiration—underscoring the importance...

Traci Austin has seen the power of listening to employee complaints and turning them into opportunities for growth and transformation firsthand. In this episode, she discusses strategies and techniques to empower employees to come up with solutions rather than just expressing frustrations. She highlights the significance of creating an environment where employees feel heard and...

In a rich discussion with host Traci Austin, Jonathan illuminates the path to discovering and nurturing individual potential within an organizational framework. He underscores the essential practice of slowing down to genuinely support and elevate employees’ aspirations, going as far as integrating their life goals into the company culture. Emphasizing a no-nonsense approach to organizational...

Michelle sheds light on the importance of offering individuals with criminal records the prospect of a second chance, mirrored through her personal journey and the significant work of Televerde. Transitioning from incarceration to corporate leadership, Michelle Cirocco has forged a unique and impactful career trajectory, demonstrating the transformative power of meaningful employment. As the CEO...

In this episode, Tina-Marie and Traci discuss her insights as an HR rehabilitation strategist, emphasizing the critical need for a culture that leverages individuals’ strengths and values people as the core of every business decision. Tina-Marie Wohlfield believes nobody should ever feel isolated in their missteps; instead, she advocates for a culture where individuals are...

In this episode of the People Strategy Podcast, Coye Harrett, talks about his communication strategies to allow key people to have decision-making authority and creativity to get the job done in the best way possible. By letting go of the vine and trusting his team to reach the desired outcomes, Coye is creating a transparent...

In this episode of the People Strategy Podcast host, Traci Austin shares a real-life example highlighting the importance of aligning business goals with a clear people strategy roadmap in working with a rapidly growing renewable energy company. She emphasizes the significance of believing in the attainability of goals, defining what “winning” looks like at all levels...