Bryan Adams on How to Define and Leverage an Employer Brand Strategy

Bryan Adams discusses the role of brand reputation in talent attraction, the importance of culture and citizenship within a company, and ways to align business strategy with employer brand strategy.


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How I Hire Podcast Special Reflections, Highlights and Key Hiring Lessons

We’re reflecting on some of our favorite moments shared on the podcast over the past year. Our guests brought an incredible mix of hiring insights and experience to the show.


We’re reflecting on some of our favorite moments shared on the podcast over the past year. Our guests brought an incredible mix of hiring insights and experience to the show.

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John Vlastelica on ways to improve hiring efficiency, quality and diversity

John Vlastelica, founder and CEO of Recruiting Toolbox, a consulting and training firm helping companies recruit and hire shares current and future trends in recruiting.


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How to Support, Motivate, and Retain Parents in the Workplace with Greer Van Dyck

Organizational coach Greer Van Dyck joins Roy to explore how organizations can better support, motivate, and retain people throughout their parenthood journey.

Maintaining a full time job and starting a family presents unique challenges – along with an opportunity for organizations to more effectively support their employees in the process. Through her coaching business, Windrose, Greer works with management and leadership teams to foster psychological safety, transparency, and support for employees in all stages of parenthood. In her own words, Greer is “helping change the way organizations lead.”


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Seth Ellison on his Favorite Interview Questions, Cultivating Internal Talent, and the Elements of Successful Talent Strategy

Seth Ellison has led teams at iconic brands like Nike, Levi Strauss & Co., and Quiksilver. Today, he joins Roy to discuss how these roles have shaped his hiring philosophy and what we can learn from the talent strategy of top apparel companies.


Seth Ellison on his Favorite Interview Questions, Cultivating Internal Talent, and the Elements of Successful Talent Strategy

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Katherine Melchior Ray on What to Look for in Your Next Chief Marketing Officer

Katherine Melchior Ray and Roy dig into what makes an outstanding, modern CMO, the benefits and challenges of pursuing a global career, and how to connect across cultures as an expat leader. Katherine’s professional journey spans nearly three decades and includes mobilizing growth in a variety of businesses across five different industries and three continents. Her wealth of experience extends across a wide spectrum of business sectors, including beauty, hospitality, and fashion. She’s worked with legendary brands like Gucci, Shiseido, Nike, Louis Vuitton, and Hyatt, and currently teaches International Marketing at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.


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Hiring for a New Era of Commerce with Andy Ruben, Founder of Trove

Trove Founder and Executive Chairman Andy Ruben joins Roy to discuss his journey to entrepreneurship, how his business’s needs and culture have evolved over the years, and why he values thoughtful talent strategy.


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Darcy Winslow on Nike’s sustainability initiatives, values-driven leadership & systems change.

Darcy Winslow is an inspiring leader whose decades of experience at Nike and sustainability-focused nonprofits have cemented her legacy as a forward-thinking, values-driven executive.


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Hiring for Creative Excellence with CCO Jean Batthany

Award-winning global creative executive Jean Batthany sits down with Roy to dig into the nuances of creative leadership, when organizations should hire a creative leader, and how to assess the skills and competencies that make them successful.

Jean brings a wealth of experience and insight to the podcast; she has spent over thirty years leading brand-side and agency creative teams. Jean began her career at top advertising agencies like BBDO, M&C Saatchi, Merkley+Partners, and Saatchi & Saatchi before transitioning to leading in-house creative strategy for Disney Parks and Resorts, where she served as VP, Global Creative. Most recently, she led a team of over 300 creatives at Walmart as Chief Creative Officer.


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Amani Duncan, CEO, on the power of difference, empathy, and instinct in hiring.

Music and entertainment marketing executive Amani Duncan joins Roy for a conversation about empathetic leadership, why she chooses to be a mentor-manager, how the justice, equity, diversity and inclusion movement impacts the kind and quality of the work you’re doing, and much more.


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The Noto Group Team Discussed Key Workforce and Leadership Strategies

Roy sits down with Noto Group’s team of executive search consultants. He’s joined by Sara Spirko, Bridget Hope, Tami Bumiller, and Lena Knofler to dig into essential leadership, workforce, and hiring trends that they’re seeing for 2023 and beyond, along with the best ways to navigate them successfully for candidates and companies alike.

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MPOWERD CEO Seungah Jeong on Hiring Purpose-Driven Teams

Roy sits down with Seungah Jeong, President and CEO of MPOWERD, a Certified B Corporation. Seungah built her experience in CPG at Procter & Gamble and Nest Fragrances. She came to MPOWERD in 2016 to help develop the brand, expand their range of products, and amplify the company’s social and environmental impacts in the process. Seungah discusses her team building experience at Nest, how MPOWERD’s mission and values influence their recruitment practices, as well as the key characteristics she looks for in bringing talent along on a purpose-driven brand journey.

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Wüsthof CEO Jan-Patrick Schmitz on Hiring and Building Global Teams

Jan-Patrick Schmitz shares key factors when hiring and leading teams across borders and cultural contexts.

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Thousand’s Gloria Hwang on Building Teams That Scale.

Founder and CEO Gloria Hwang shares the wisdom she’s gained, from starting urban cycling brand Thousand in her garage to its success as an innovative outdoor brand.

Thousand Founder and CEO, Gloria Hwang, on How I Hire podcast.

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Leadership Integration and Acceleration: Laying a Foundation for Success

Your organization just made an important executive hire – now what? Organizational Psychologists Dr. Stacey Philpot and Dr. Ted Freeman are here to answer this question and more. The two join Roy to continue their conversation around leadership transitions, discussing the ins and outs of leadership integration and acceleration. Drawing on their wealth of experience, Ted and Stacey outline the essential steps in implementing executive talent and speeding up the likelihood of success, as well as the positive impact they can have in their new role.

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Wylie Robinson on the Evolution of Rumpl’s Talent Strategy

Wylie Robinson, CEO and Co-Founder of Rumpl, a Climate Neutral Certified B Corp and proud member of 1% for the Planet discusses how the brand’s compelling vision and values have helped attract top talent and drive its success.

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Founder transitions: Mitigating risk and maximizing value

For growing companies, bringing in an outside CEO is a critical inflection point. Without the right attention and care, new leadership and founder transitions can create risk for a company’s mission, brand, products, and culture. Preserving what works, aligning on strategy, evolving culture, and driving change to achieve new levels of growth has the potential to create friction. In this episode, Dr. Stacey Philpot and Dr. Ted Freeman share their method for establishing healthy partnerships as well as how to anticipate and mitigate potential points of failure.

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CRAFTING A PURPOSEFUL TALENT STRATEGY AT PATAGONIA AND TROVE WITH ALYSSA KESSLER

Alyssa Kessler is the Director of Recruiting at Trove, a company whose technology supports circular shopping and aids in shaping environmentally responsible commercial ecosystems.

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Stitch Fix’s Denise Novosel on Developing Successful Talent Strategies

Denise Novosel is the VP of Recruiting for personal styling service Stitch Fix. She spends her days crafting effective talent acquisition strategies for the brand. Prior to joining Stitch fix, she was VP of Talent Acquisition at Nike and spent over 11 years at Microsoft.

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Paloma Medina on the Psychology of Bias

Paloma Medina is a speaker, coach, and entrepreneur specializing in organizational performance improvement. In this podcast, she shares her perspective on the psychology of bias and how leaders can evaluate bias in their own processes.

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Tom Duncan on innovating in the home improvement industry

Tom Duncan spent 15 years as the CEO of Positec, the innovative, market-leading power tool company, where he now serves on the board. Tom started the American division of Positec in 2005 and oversaw their successful growth strategy; Positec’s direct to consumer brands, Worx and Rockwell, are two of the fastest growing tool brands in the world. With a wealth of experience leading this challenger brand, Tom has developed an agile and process-oriented approach to hiring.

Tom Duncan spent 15 years as the CEO of Positec, the innovative, market-leading power tool company, where he now serves on the board.

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True Religion’s Theresa Watts on redefining organizational culture

Theresa Watts is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at True Religion Brand Jeans, where she has helped to redefine and shape culture in order to design, build, and implement programs and policies that strengthen the organization.

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Talking Modern Leadership with Carola Frisch, Founder of Frisch Search

Carola Frisch is the Founder of Frisch Search, an executive search firm based in London that works with iconic lifestyle and consumer brands in high growth and transformation. Their clients have included Nike, Vans, The North Face, Starbucks, and many more. Carola has been championing a concept she calls Modern Leadership; leaders inspire purpose and culture as much as they drive performance and growth.

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Jan Singer, Global Consumer Retail Executive and Venture Capital Advisor

Jan Singer is an influential and incredibly accomplished executive leader with over 25 years of experience in footwear, apparel, and cosmetics. She’s served as CEO at Victoria’s Secret, Spanx, and J. Crew. Earlier on, she held key roles at footwear giants like Nike and Reebok

Jan Singer, Global Consumer Retail Executive and Venture Capital Advisor

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Monica Williams,Senior Vice President of Digital Products and Operations at NBCUniversal

Monica Williams, Senior Vice President of Digital Products and Operations at NBCUniversal Content Distribution, shares her approach to building outstanding teams and fostering an intentional, empowering, and inspiring culture. In her 16 years at NBCUniversal, Monica has held a variety of roles and led innovative growth in the digital product space. Monica is also the founding member of the private network Chief’s Los Angeles location.

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Harvey Kanter, President and CEO of DXLG and author of ‘Choosing To Lead.’

Harvey Kanter is the CEO of Destination XL Group, a specialty retailer of men’s big and tall apparel. He’s brought his unique and thoughtful approach to CEO, President, and Executive Vice President roles at companies like Blue Nile, Michaels, and Eddie Bauer. His book, Choosing to Lead: Being Comfortable Being Uncomfortable, details experiences that have shaped his leadership style and forged his resilience. Harvey will share how he builds outstanding teams, as well as what he looks for in an authentic leader.

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Hint Founder Kara Goldin’s Undaunted Approach to Hiring

Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., the healthy lifestyle brand known for award-winning, unsweetened, flavored water.  Learn how Kara amplifies her team’s experience by encouraging them to look beyond their job description to find new ways to add meaningful impact.

Hint Founder Kara Goldin Author of Undaunted

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How Swift CEO Liz Valentine Builds Innovative Digital Marketing Teams

Liz Valentine is the CEO and Co-Founder of Swift, a Portland-based, client-founded digital marketing agency. In this episode, she’ll share her inclusive, values-driven approach to building creative teams. We’ll also hear her hiring advice to leaders of fast-growing startups.

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KEVIN RUTHERFORD, CEO OF NUUN HYDRATION

Kevin Rutherford is the Chief Eternal Optimist (CEO) at Nuun Hydration, an innovative, Seattle-based company offering clean-ingredient lifestyle products for everyday hydration. Tune in to hear how Kevin views talent through a ‘lens of possibility’ and how amplifying positive energy builds inspiration and resilience to tackle any challenge.

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Wendy Collie, on hiring and empowering teams at Starbucks and New Seasons Market.

Wendy Collie is a changemaking C-Level Executive known for amplifying the positive impact of individuals and teams. Listen to the podcast on magnifying inspired service and creating authentic retail brand experiences on a global scale.

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Dr. Charles Handler, Talent Assessment Expert and Founder of Rocket-Hire

In this episode Charles shares his extensive expertise in technology-based assessments and selection science. We discuss how today’s tools can help companies hire at the executive level.

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Special: Key Hiring Advice for 2021 and Beyond

We highlight some of the many key pieces of wisdom guests have shared over the last year. Tune in to hear lessons from top hiring leaders to take into 2021 and beyond.

Key Hiring Advice for 2021 and Beyond

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How I Hire recap episode. Special thanks to Dr. Stacey Philpot, Lisa Bougie, Jodi Bricker, Serilda Summers-McGee, Kristi McFarland, Trip Randall, Aimée Lapic, Jaime Schmidt and Scott Allan.


GENE MCCARTHY, FOUNDER AND CEO OF TOP LEAGUE ADVISORY

In this episode, Gene shares his seasoned perspective on hiring as well as some great stories from his remarkable career at iconic brands like Nike, ASICS, Under Armour, Reebok, Timberland, and Merrell.

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Aimée Lapic, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer at GoPro

Aimée Lapic is the Chief Digital and Marketing Officer at GoPro. Before joining GoPro, she served as CMO at Pandora. She spent over 14 years with Gap, Inc. in various roles, including CMO of Banana Republic and SVP and GM of International Gap Outlet. Aimée was featured in the top 50 on Forbes’ Most Influential CMOs list in 2018. 

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Trip Randall on hiring and shaping team culture at Nike

In this episode, Trip Randall, former VP and GM of Running at Nike, shares how he navigated the iconic company’s scale, complexity, and reputation to make great hires.

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Fred Miller and Judith Katz on diversity and inclusion

As pioneers in diversity and inclusion, Fred and Judith draw on their foundational framework, ‘Inclusion as the HOW’ to help clients achieve higher performance. In this podcast, they share their perspectives on current trends with context for how to recruit, support, and retain a diverse workforce.

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Stacey Philpot on TAKING A DATA-DRIVEN APPROACH TO HIRING

Tune in to hear how Stacey helps Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, Nike, Johnson & Johnson and more. You won’t want to miss her insights gained from 20 years of experience.

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How I Hire podcast with Stacey Philpot, PhD


Jodi Bricker, CEO of Quay Australia

Jodi Bricker is an inspiring leader with experience hiring and building teams at Levi Strauss, Gap, Old Navy, Athleta and Quay Australia. Find out how her experience as an athlete shaped her hiring philosophy and why empowering and mentoring women is a priority in all aspects of her life.

Jodi Bricker, CEO Quay Australia

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How Pacific Cycle Hired a VP Virtually

Virtual hiring became a necessity when the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the hiring process. Pacific Cycle was in the middle of hiring their VP of Brand and Creative when they were forced to close their offices. They moved forward with the process remotely, making a key hire without the traditional in-person interview.

Pacific Cycle hires a key role virtually

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Serilda Summers-McGee, Founder & CEO, Workplace Change Chief Human Resources Officer

Serilda Summers-McGee is a workforce development and human resources expert. She is the Founder of Workplace Change, where she works with clients as Chief Human Resources Officer to assess culture, resolve workplace challenges, and recruit and retain underrepresented executives and staff in inclusive, positive, and high functioning work environments.

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Kristi McFarland, Chief Strategy Officer

Kristi McFarland is the Chief Strategy Officer at New Seasons Market, a Pacific Northwest, sustainably-focused, organic grocer with 18 community-oriented stores. Before joining New Seasons, Kristi led organizational innovation, culture, and brand strategy at Peet’s Coffee & Tea and held HR leadership roles at Gap, Williams-Sonoma, and Banana Republic. In her time at New Seasons, she has overseen rapid growth through talent strategy alignment, leadership development, and culture.

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SPECIAL: ELEVATING PSYCHOLOGICAL CAPITAL WITH TED FREEMAN, PHD

Dr. Ted Freeman joins me on this special episode to discuss Psychological Capital, a framework we can use to maintain performance and wellbeing in difficult times. We get into evidence-based practices we can follow to improve our (and our teams’) ability to manage stressors and pressures now and in the future.

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CHRIS MCDONOUGH, L.L.BEAN’S CHIEF SALES & BRAND OFFICER

Chris McDonough is the Chief Sales and Brand Officer for L.L.Bean where he leads a team of over 2,000 people. He’s led commercial, marketing, eCommerce, and international divisions across a range of industry sectors. Chris is a seasoned global leader who prioritizes authenticity in his management style. He drives change and performance by bringing out the best in his team and maximizing their individual capabilities.

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DINA KEENAN, CMO: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF BUILDING BRANDS AND MARKETING TEAMS

Dina Keenan is a marketing leader with deep experience in CPG, retail, fashion, and beauty. She recently served as CMO of New Seasons Market, where she led a high-performing team in a period of rapid growth for the company. Dina emphasizes connection and purpose in her work and has a passion for building effective teams. We get into the details of CMO hiring and more.

Dina Keenan CMO

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Scott Allan is the CEO and Global GM of Hydro Flask

Scott Allan is the Global General Manager of Hydro Flask, where he served as CEO and President until their acquisition by Helen of Troy in 2016. Before discovering the outdoor industry, Scott was a tech executive in Silicon Valley. He successfully scaled Hydro Flask’s business and built the brand from the inside out, understanding that the right talent could make or break the company’s essential culture.

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Katrina Hahn is the former SVP of Bare Snacks

Katrina is a Visionary General Management Leader with a history of driving dramatic growth and leading exceptional teams across the food, health and beauty, household cleaning, and durable goods industries. As the Senior Vice President of Bare Snacks, Katrina and her team doubled the company’s size before their acquisition by Frito-Lay in 2018.

Katrina Hahn, Former SVP of Bare Snacks on How I Hire

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Hap Klopp spent 20 years as the President and Ceo of the north face.

Hap now helps other entrepreneurial companies around the world with strategy through his company, HK Consulting. He also shares his insight as a speaker and writer.

Hap Klopp The North Face

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Jaime Schmidt is the Founder of industry-disrupting brand Schmidt’s Naturals.

With Schmidt’s, Jaime brought natural personal care products into the mainstream and scaled the company from kitchen to acquisition.

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Steve Bonomo is the Head of Global Talent Acquisition for Twitter where he oversees a team of more than 200 recruiters and talent acquisition specialists.

Steve brings a wealth of experience from outside of the tech world to his role at Twitter. Before joining Twitter, he was the Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Adidas and a Recruiting Manager with TaylorMade Golf.

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Lisa Bougie is a C-Suite executive with a wealth of experience leading high growth consumer brands like Stitch Fix, Nike, Patagonia, and Gap.

Since moving on from her role as Stitch Fix Women’s General Manager, Lisa has dedicated her time to companies that support the environment, wellness, and gender equality. She currently serves as an advisor and independent director including EILEEN FISHER, Cora, and Bulletin.

Lisa Bougie Director and Advisor on How I Hire podcast.

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