The People Strategy Podcast

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

There are times when we, as leaders and as employees, get frustrated with being asked to complete a specific task and then being asked to complete another for an individual inside of the organization at the exact same time. During these moments it can be difficult to decide what is the top priority and what...

Marcia Barnes has a knack for rallying people together. Widely recognized for her enthusiasm and strategic mindset, she champions growth not merely as a goal but as an essential ingredient to nurturing talent and ensuring her team members have a vibrant pathway to flourish within Valve and Meter. Her story is one of passion intertwined...

Matthew Schneider is a visionary entrepreneur deeply rooted in his middle-class upbringing. Fueled by a passion for financial inclusivity, Matthew has risen as a champion of change, setting out to bridge the chasm that separates the middle class from the powerful currents of capital growth. Traci and Matthew dive deep into the alignment between organizational...

With Thanksgiving soon approaching, today’s episode is designed to share the importance of appreciation. Traci Austin explores the power of gratitude and its impact on employee engagement, health, and the bottom line. This episode shares the Five Languages of Appreciation, including Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Acts of Service, Gifts, and even Physical Touch (with...

In this episode, Traci Austin discusses the importance of getting to know your people incredibly well to create an environment that allows them to thrive in your people strategy. We’ll explore how implementing systems & processes can sometimes hinder productivity instead of enhancing it, and why building strong relationships & trust within your organization is...

On this episode, Traci Austin, Chief Talent Officer at Elevated Talent Consulting joins Nikki to discuss the importance of fulfilling work and the ripple effect it has on individuals and communities. Together, they break down the concept of “holding space” as a coaching skill and how it empowers individuals to problem-solve on their own. Traci...

The People Strategy Podcast provides an ongoing coaching experience that the C-suite can leverage to align its people to more effectively execute the business strategy.  The show challenges leaders to create a talent strategy roadmap that will increase profits and boost employee engagement. Host, Traci Austin, invites purpose-driven leaders to join her for deep-dive conversations...

The Culture of Gratitude

What’s really important about gratitude? It’s sharing very specifically what it is that another has done that you you’re grateful for. Here’s a couple of statistics, 93% of employees who reported feeling valued so that they are motivated to do their best work. Feeling valued comes from that gratitude from others. 88% of employees who...

EP 141: Hiring to win in today’s competitive market

What we’re specifically digging into within this specific conference is, how do we hire in a way that allows us to bring in the best quality candidates? And how do we ensure that we keep them over the long term.  Understand the Job Role: Every job has a need. Yet, not every leader in the...