The People Strategy Podcast

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

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...

EP 137: Inspiring Managers to Perform with Michael Kester

Inspiring managers to perform? How is it achieved? Why is it significant to an organization? What are some of those key items that you’ve seen that really has an individual go from being a bad manager into stepping in their true authentic leadership? Michael Kester presented his response in an analogy. “It’s a little bit...

EP 121: Solve Turnover in the First 90 Days with Sam Kloppmann

Turnover Problems in the first 90 days? On today’s show we talk about the importance of slowing down to speed up in hiring and retaining the right staff in the first 90 days of employment. There is an impact on supervisors and staff when turnover in the first 90 days is extremely high. When this...

EP 119: Leadership Impacts Performance with Michael Yinger

Are your managers great leaders?  Hint…  A leader empowers your team – A manager tells them what to do  A leader shares their thought process – A manager gives the answer and closely monitors the results  A leader gives control away – A manager seeks control  Does a manager or a leader develop and engage...

EP 108: Creating a Coaching Culture with Jackie Cumo

So often, we get asked “what is a coaching culture?” and “how can I build that in my organization?” And for good reason—there is something really magical about crafting this for your staff. So, today, we have an expert in this area, Jackie Cumo, on the show. An Executive and Leadership Coach, Jackie shares how...

EP 107: Mentoring with Impact with Suzanne Lucas

January is one of those special months because it’s the start of something new, and today we’re continuing our topic of mentoring with Suzanne Lucas. Also known as the Evil HR Lady, Suzanne has made it her mission to demystify human resources. In this episode, we’re diving into the importance of mentoring and discussing how...

EP 105: Elevating Others Through Self-Mentorship with Traci Scherck

Elevating others requires elevating ourselves, first and foremost. In this short but sweet episode, we reflect back on the importance of aligning our personal and professional lives so that our work is meaningful, and we’re also able to lift up the people within our organization. What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode The key to earning...

EP 104: Closing The Strategy To Execution Gap with Michael Alexander

This is the perfect time to reflect back on the last year and dream of what 2023 can hold. So, in this episode, I have Michael Alexander, Founder and CEO of Talent Leaderboard Systems, with me to help us do just that. Michael helps ambitious companies build and implement actual strategies for creating and improving...

EP 103: Creating a Supportive Work Environment with Azizi Marshall

As human resource professionals, it’s important to support the mental health of our staff. In this episode, we’ll discuss some key ways to do that with Azizi Marshall, a Creative Arts Psychotherapist, award-winning Corporate Mental Health Trainer, and Workplace Wellness Consultant. Listen in to learn what steps we can take to support the mental health...

EP 102: Bridging The Gap in Leadership with Jaime Taets

With the end of another year around the corner, now is the perfect time to be really thinking about how to plan and move into the next year with intention and actionable steps. Jaime Taets is an author, speaker, fellow podcast host, and the CEO of Keystone Group International, an organization that helps businesses and...