HR Liftoff Podcast

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Welcome to the HR Liftoff Podcast, hosted by Megan Couch, Integrity’s Chief Experience Officer.

We’ll go deep behind the scenes with some of the biggest names in the business to learn how to recruit and manage workforces in one of the most complex job markets we’ve ever experienced. These hot, important topics will be discussed with Megan’s special blend of humor and levity, creating a fun and engaging break that’s bound to be the lighter part of your day.

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With each podcast, you’ll get:

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    Timely topics about recruiting and maintaining a strong workforce, even in uncertain times
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    Real talk from HR Managers and business leaders about handling important (and sometimes touchy) subjects
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    Key action items and takeaways that you can implement immediately
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    Real-time insights into how companies, both large and small, build a strong employee culture

Transgender Workforce: The Hidden Gems

Vanessa Joy is an innovation-focused leader, podcast host and a Trans Rights Advocate with 15+ years of Achievement. Vanessa helps organizations understand the challenges of hiring and solutions that can be implemented!

Are You Missing Your Personal Brand

Jon is a master at gathering people together and inspiring them with a vision of what could be. He is a speaker, trainer, and communicator that brings a unique and unforgettable style to small and large groups alike.   Whether it’s through his YouTube channel and social videos, marketing and personal brand training, inspirational group…

How Can I Talk To The Dr?

Dr. Jonathan Baktari, MD We welcome Dr. Jonathan Baktari, MD to Liftoff! He is the CEO at both e7 Health and US Drug Test Centers and the host of Baktari MD. e7 health is a preventative health and wellness company that has been called the “the Uber of preventive medicine” and was named the Best Technology…

Can You Bring Silicon Valley to Your Town?

Linc Kroeger We welcome Linc Kroeger to Liftoff! He is a Social Innovator, President at Knight Moves, and an Enterprise Technology Expert! Linc and his company focus on the next generation of elite technology professionals through extensive training in tech disciplines. There is an intentional focus on including Native American, rural, and urban underserved communities.…

Do Startups Have A Soul?

Sophie Theen Sophie’s purpose lies beyond helping female leaders and founders create marketable brands and billion-dollar businesses. Through her knowledge and experience, she empowers female founders and leaders to speak their authentic truths while unapologetically launching businesses that they can be proud of. Sophie is a creative partner, strategic advisor, compassionate mentor, and coach all rolled into…

What’s in a 100 Page Book and How do I Write One?

Mike Capuzzi Mike is an amazon bestselling author, publisher and coach for business owners. He is the author of 15 books, including 2 international Amazon bestsellers, The 100-Page Book and The Magic of Short Books. Mike has over 25 years of marketing experience and his expertise has led him to be a guest speaker on…

What’s Your Secret Sauce to Change?

Ian Ziskin, President, EXec EXcel Group LLC,   joins us to discuss The Secret Sauce of Leading Transformational Change. He has over 40 years of experience as a business leader, board advisor and member, coach, consultant, entrepreneur, teacher, speaker, and author. Most large-scale transformational change happens because of unanticipated, unaddressed, unplanned disruptions which raise questions…

Are You the Right Leader at the Right Time?

We welcome Robert Jordan and Olivia Wagner to the show! They are authors of a new book called Right Leader, Right Time: Discover Your Leadership style for a Winning Career. They are also co-founders of Interim Execs! They bring their expertise to assess distinct leadership styles and a step-by-step plan for optimizing that best suits…

Who ARE the Housing Insecure?

We welcome Michelle Venema, CEO of Home of the Sparrow. Home of the Sparrow’s mission is to partner with women facing homelessness to secure housing, achieve long-term stability, and chart new paths for their futures. Michelle provides her vast experience and insight into who are the housing insecure and how you can help.

Are You Up to Date on Current Hiring Practices or Y2K(ish)?

We welcome Tatiyana Cure to the podcast this week and she brings her extensive background as an executive recruiter and talent acquisition leader to her work of coaching managers. She has partnered with thousands of hiring managers in a wide variety of industries. We discuss practical hiring practices and how to not Y2K your hiring!…

Is there a Science Behind Engagement?

Kevin Campbell Hello Liftoffers! We welcome Employee Experience Scientist at Qualtrics and Founder of Lifted Leadership LLC, where he coaches Fortune 500 executives on how to acquire, develop and retain their most valuable assets, people. Kevin Campbell, welcome to the show! Kevin talks about the science behind engagement and how companies are getting it right…

How Do You Scale for Success Now?

Andrew Bartlow takes us through how to scale (and how NOT to scale) as organizations come out of the pandemic. Focusing on HR and their part in developing programs, he takes his 25 years of Human Resources experience and Talent Management to organizations across a spectrum of sizes, maturity, stages and industries.

What is an Intrapreneur and how do I become one?

We welcome Nancy Murphy, founder of CSR Communications and creator of Intrapreneurs Influence Lab! From challenging stereotypes of girls in her Catholic school more than 40 years ago, to her first job after college convincing nonprofits to engage youth volunteers or her role as board chair of a global nonprofit transforming the way we do…

Did We Have a Connection or Didn’t We?

Shari Foos   Given the state of the world over the past two years, it has perhaps never been more vital for us as individuals and communities to expand our respect for ourselves and others and build an understanding of dissimilar cultures through the narrative of storytelling. I welcome Shari Foos, celebrated therapist and founder…

Can Inaction be the New Strategic Action?

We welcome author Jinny Uppal!   Her new book, IN/ACTION: Rethinking the Path to Results (New Degree Press), will be out this month and talks about how the rise of hustle culture is responsible for our current levels of burnout, and why reflective thinking and strategic inaction is a better—and healthier—path to success. As the…

How Do You Leave No Worker Behind?

Dr. Behson Dr. Scott Behson is the author of the book, THE WHOLE-PERSON WORKPLACE: Building Better Workplaces through Work-Life, Wellness, and Employee Support. The Whole-Person Workplace provides advice and custom-fit solutions for the post-pandemic workplace by empowering employers and managers to support employees and the full range of their work-life challenges. In this new world…

How Can I Unlock My Inner Genius? Where is it?

Catherine Mattiske   We welcome Catherine Mattiske, global trainer, author and inventor of the globally acclaimed ID9 Intelligent Design Process! What is that? It helps you to Unlock Inner Genius (also the name of her most recent book) and use the online tools to unlock and increase your communication with family, colleagues and every person…

Can You Create Your Happy Place (Work)?

Doug Shapiro   We welcome Doug Shapiro, VP of Research & Insights at OFS, a global office and healthcare furniture manufacturer. He has a background with over 16 years of experience collaborating with world class industrial and interior designers on crafting products and strategies for the workplace. He answers the current questions of HOW to…

How Can You Make Money with $1?

David Torrence Do you ever wonder how to invest when there isn’t that much to invest? Listen to David Torrence (Investor, Philanthropist, Author) explain how you can live AND invest, giving you the ability to build generational wealth. Learn to invest in not only your future but a future for your family

Should You Put Your Spouse on Craigslist?

Sonia Frontera We sit down with Sonia Frontera- author, divorce lawyer with a heart and survivor of a toxic marriage who is happily remarried. The author of Relationship Solutions and Do You Keep Your Husband or Post Him on Craigslist?, Sonia walks us through on what to look for in your relationship and toxic traits…

How Do You go from Labor to Leadership?

Jeremy Torisk We talk to Jeremy Torisk, author ,entrepreneur and advisor on how he went from digging ditches to running his own business and becoming a leading author! The first 5 people to contact Jeremy below will get a FREE copy of his book- “From Labor to Leadership! Listen to how one moment can change…

Do you wish you could sling joy? Here’s how.

Erin Mac Erin Mac started in a place where many of us have found ourselves. She was anxious, depressed and was trying to figure out how to move forward. She thought happiness was a place and moved but realized even after starting a successful business that this wasn’t where she was meant to be. Listen…

Have You Really Started DEI? (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)

Eric Gregg & Ryen Salo   We talk to Eric Gregg, CEO & Founder of Clearly Rated along with the amazing Ryen Salo, Director of Customer Success. They did what they do best and survey and are working along the DEI journey. Relatable in so many aspects and listen to some lessons learned and get…

Talk Sporty to Me

Jennifer Mueller In this episode we talk to Jen Mueller, Emmy award winning television and radio sports broadcast journalist and business consultant. Find out the effective ways to advocate for yourself and how to network using any knowledge of sports. She’s amazing!  

What’s in Store for Retail Now?

Mary Beth Garcia I am joined by the fantastic Mary Beth Garcia from Mohr Retail. We discuss the impact the pandemic has had on retail and how her organization helps retail and hospitality transform the Customer Experience and Build Resilient Businesses to Thrive in a Disruptive World!

How to Lose a Candidate in 90 Seconds?

Mike Seidle     Do you know how fast you lose candidates? Do you know how candidates want to engage in today’s world? Listen to Mike Seidle from WorkHere on how to deliver the best candidate experience and save your recruiters time with live, human-to-human interaction communication.

Discover Yourself During a Pandemic

Danielle Sunberg   Take a moment to breathe and listen to Danielle Sunberg, Transformation Coach and Reiki master on how to facilitate stepping into your power and true greatness. The pandemic has many of us questioning how we are doing things and what we can do to identify WHAT we want to do. Listen to…

How Much Should You Trust Your Gut?

Sunil Godse   Do you ever wonder how much to trust your intuition? Does your gut tell you one thing and you do another? Listen to Sunil Godse explain what to listen for and when to act!

What’s Empowerment Mean Now for Leaders & Employees?

Dr. Benjamin Ritter Do you wonder where how leaders and employees are feeling about their jobs? Are you concerned as leaders that you may not be in touch with your employees? Listen to Dr. Benjamin Ritter, Founder of LYF Consulting, and how to watch for turning points and eureka moments!

Michele Olivier

How Do You Network During a Pandemic?

Michele Olivier – Principal Consultant – O&H Consulting
We spend 30 minutes from Michele Olivier from O & H Consulting on specific tactics to use while networking during the pandemic! These tips just aren’t for now but are great to know in the future for those that want to develop not only themselves but their online presence!

Dara Warn

Transforming Education for Your Workforce

Dara Warn – Chief Customer Officer – Penn Foster
Listen to Dara Warn, Chief Customer Officer at Penn Foster discuss education options for all! Penn Foster is dedicated to helping hardworking people prepare for careers. Learn how they are taking it to the next level!

The Transformation of Giving

Kevin Ressler – President and CEO of United Way of Lancaster
Kevin Ressler- CEO of United Way of Lancaster continues to share HOW we can give and support our local communities. It’s not what you think it would be.

What Way are We United?

Kevin Ressler – President and CEO of United Way of Lancaster
In this weeks episode, we speak with Kevin Ressler of the United Way on how we can be human, the realistic world and how we can help!

Are Graduates Getting a Fair Shake?

Janelle Durav – Executive VP, JAG
Interested in learning more about JAG – Jobs for America’s Graduates? This week we sit down with Janelle Duray, EVP and talk about the great work JAG does for today’s youth.

Do You Really Know the Data Behind the Labor Market?

Jon Dion -VP of Sales, EMSI
Do you know the data behind labor markets? Emsi is the leader in Labor market data to help your institution, organization, or community thrive. Find out current trends and what’s to come in the future! Jon Dion, VP of Sales explains so we all can understand!

From Foster Care to CEO – One Trash Bag at a Time

Rob Scheer – CEO, Comfort Cases
This week, Rob Scheer shares the sad reality of foster care and the important work that Comfort Cases does to lift the spirits, and give hope to a child entering foster care.

You Think You’re Great, Do Your Customers?

Jeff Hall – CEO, Second To None
We sat down with Jeff Hall, CEO of Second to None, about building your brand’s potential through consistent, intentional human-centered customer experiences.

What is a Tech Stack and Why You Need One Now!

Lauren Jones – Founder, Leap Consulting Solutions
We sat down with Lauren Jones, Founder of Leap Consulting Solutions on why having a solid tech stack is key to ensuring a great candidate experience.

Are You Winning the War on Talent?

Laura Turner – Director, Staffing & RPO Solutions @ Jobcase
We sat down with Laura Turner, Director of Staffing & RPO at Jobcase to discuss how COVID-19 is impacting the future of the talent industry.

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