Sherlock Holmes is known for having solved some of the most precarious murder mysteries. Enter Kevin M. Yates, a 20+ year veteran of the learning and development industry. Kevin is The L&D Detective – Solving the Impact & Measurement Mysteries of our time. In this week’s discussion with Sounding Board’s Co-founder/President Christine Tao, learn the 5 guiding principles that Kevin employs to help solve the most important opportunity the HR community struggles with – measuring the impact of learning.
In our final in our series with Leadership & Development Leader Naphtali Bryant and Sounding Board’s Christine Tao learn what top HR and Leadership approaches will now become the ‘new’ standard.
From online learning to “always on” platforms, learn from Leadership & Development Leader Naphtali Bryant and Sounding Board’s Christine Tao what top HR and Leadership approaches will now become the ‘new’ standard
Sounding Board is thrilled to host Naphtali Bryant, M.A., Learning & Development Leader at Netflix for a series of “Sound Bytes” on Learning and The New Future of Work. Here is part one in the series!
Sounding Board’s Christine Tao and Lori Mazan take a step back and talk about learning at its core, and how coaching and leadership development are the tools that take lifelong learning and translate all of that information into new mindsets, elevated thinking and bands of action and capabilities that deliver IMPACT!
Even before the current crisis, businesses had been underscoring the increasing importance of soft skills such as leadership, team-building, and communication. In fact, 91% of talent professionals already agreed that soft skills are very important to the future of recruiting.
Learn how Leadership Labs connects your leaders virtually for deeper connections and development of critical leadership capabilities to lead remotely.
Sounding Board’s Co-founders Christine Tao and Lori Mazan continue their conversation about “leading forward” with the acknowledgment that customized leadership exceptions need to be made to help employees thrive and custom-fit solutions to their ever-changing daily work challenges.
HR/Talent Executive Jill Katz continues her conversation with Co-founder Christine Tao on how important it is to ‘take a breath’ and recognize the current surroundings with your team and ‘lead forward’ through Candor, Courage and Care.
The discussion focuses on harnessing the leader within to help employees find their way forward while using the lessons learned from COVID-19 to explore new opportunities and ways of working.
Piyush Gupta is Chief Product Officer at Sounding Board and champions the voice of customers and users with deep empathy. Piyush envisions Sounding Board to be the first window of coaching experience for professionals and leaders worldwide. His approach is deeply rooted in proven scientific research, modeling human behaviors, and data-informed insights to deliver mindset shifts and desired business outcomes for organizations at scale. He believes that a world-class UX is key to drive simplicity that will lead to millions of professionals to access coaching for their development.
Piyush co-invented the world’s first ‘landmark intelligent driving directions’ technology that led Google to redesign their routing algorithms for the Asian markets. For the next decade, he led two disruptive FinTech companies to the market leadership positions and delivered two award-winning products that serve more than 70 million users worldwide. His teams filed 20+ patents while he himself authored three patents. He is an active startup investor and advises selected AI-driven startups on business and product strategy. He is the recipient of the World Summit Award, one of the most prestigious international honors for product innovators. In addition, he is a James Swartz fellow, the most prestigious fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University funded by the founder of the iconic venture firm, Accel Partners.
Piyush holds an MS in Software Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Tommy is at his best helping clients think through complex challenges in order to create a positive impact on their organizations. He thrives when interacting with others whether helping his team succeed or working with clients to build long-term partnerships. He has extensive experience consulting with organizations on driving their employee experience, guiding organizations through change, and working to ensure organizations are moving the needle when it comes to their results.
Most recently, Tommy was a Client Services Leader overseeing some of GP’s most prized accounts on a global level. His responsibilities included overall client growth strategy, retention, and satisfaction. He represented all of GP Strategies’ major business lines including leadership, coaching, and engagement, digital transformation, outsourced services, and technology implementation solutions.
Before GP Strategies, Tommy spent several years with TTEC Digital (formerly rogenSI) where he led the sales team, eventually becoming the regional Learning & Performance practice leader for North America. While managing the P&L and sales team he also led the largest global relationship for the firm (Deloitte Globally). During his time at TTEC, he focused on delivering blended learning solutions that incorporate technology and hands-on training. Before TTEC Digital, he spent several years dedicated to strength-based leadership disrupting the business landscape regarding performance management and employee engagement with thought leader Marcus Buckingham at The Marcus Buckingham Company / TMBC (now ADP).
Tommy has had the privilege of working with some of the most well-known global brands in professional services, retail, technology, and healthcare including Deloitte, Facebook, Microsoft, Bank of America, Novartis, Gap Inc., lululemon, and Intel. Several projects he led for Deloitte were Global GNPS, New Partner Pivot, NextGen Partner Program Deloitte China, Present to Win, the RPM project on performance management, and Unconscious Bias.
Tommy holds a BS in Health Sciences from Texas A&M University, and an MBA from Universidad del CEMA.
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