Forward Podcasts

Episode 59: Dr Steven Stein, CEO Multi-Health Systems


Dr. Steven Stein is a clinical psychologist, founder and CEO of Multi-Health Systems, and expert on emotional intelligence. Dr. Stein regularly consults to global corporations, military and government organizations, professional sports teams, and reality TV shows. Dr. Stein has written several books on emotional intelligence, and his most recent book,

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Episode 58: Kelly Nestor, Recruiting Manager, CoverMyMeds.com


Kelly Nestor is a technical recruiter and manager of recruiting at CoverMyMeds, one of the fastest growing healthcare technology companies in the US.   Recorded in 2018 when researching my book Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies To Save Your Company (Entrepreneur Press), Kelly discusses insights on the remarkably

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Episode 53: Margaret Heffernan CEO and Author, WILLFUL BLINDNESS


Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur, CEO, writer, and keynote speaker who mentors CEOs and executives of major global organizations. She holds an MA from Cambridge University and an honorary doctorate from the University of Bath, where she currently lectures for the MBA program. An award-winning author, Dr. Heffernan has written five books including

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Episode 51: Jacqueline Carter, Co-Author ‘The Mind of the Leader How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results’


Jacqueline Carter is the Co-Author of 'The Mind of the Leader: How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results'. Currently, she is an International Partner for Potential Project and has over twenty years of experience working with organizations across globe to enhance effectiveness and improve performance. Today, we’re

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Episode 50: Marion McGovern, Author of ‘Thriving in the Gig Economy’


Marion McGovern, Author of Thriving in the Gig Economy, is also the Co-Founder and former CEO of M Squared consulting. She specialized in employment law and used that knowledge during her time teaching at the School of Management at the University of San Francisco for seven years. Today, we talk about redefining the gig economy and how it affects the way

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Episode 47: Beth Porter, CEO Riff Learning


Beth Porter is the CEO Riff Learning, an advanced machine-learning tool that enhances hiring and talent development. Beth previously worked at EdEx and Pearson; she has used this experience (25 years in educational technology) to help create Riff Learning. Today, we peek into the not-so-distant future where behavioral tech will be used by organizations in

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Episode 46: Ulrik Juul Christensen, Executive Chairman, Area 9


Ulrik Juul Christensen is the Executive Chairman of Area 9 and specializes in the identification of human errors. He has written articles for the Harvard Business Review and coined the term “unconscious incompetence”. Today, we discuss cognitive overload, four-dimensional learning, and behaviors that can work for and against you. Area 9 is an

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Episode 39: Lucia Guillory, Head of People at Patreon


Lucia Guillory, PhD, leads the people team at Patreon. Throughout her career she has worked in various roles across HR and is now developing a holistic approach to people operations. Join us for an in-depth conversation about taking on HR from a holistic, people-first approach; how she got her start in HR; and her passion for her work. Topics: Social

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Episode 38: Dr. Charles Handler, President of Rocket-Hire


Dr. Charles Handler is the President and Founder of Rocket-Hire. Rocket-Hire is a consulting firm that provides expertise in all areas related to pre-employment screening, testing, and assessment products. Dr. Handler specializes in creating selective, legally defensible employee selection systems and has used this knowledge to create and enhance

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Episode 35: Amy Morin, Author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Do


Amy Morin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Author. As such, it was a rare opportunity to discuss emotional intelligence with a mental health professional. We discuss how letting your emotions control you can rob you of personal and professional success. Thus, Amy explains her theory of “mental strength” and its difference from mental

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Episode 33: Andy Molinsky, author of Global Dexterity and Reach A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence


Andy Molinsky is the Author of both Global Dexterity and Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence, as well as a Professor at Brandeis International Business School. In this episode, Andy and I talk about recruiters adapting to interviewees and being able to tap into candidates’

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Episode 31: Justin Bariso, Author of EQ Applied and Inc.com Columnist


Justin Bariso is an Inc.com Columnist and author of EQ Applied, which will be launching this spring. As part of his job as a consultant, he deconstructs the emotional intelligence behind other’s actions. On this episode, we discuss how emotional intelligence impacts leaders and employees alike; further, we talk about how people can develop emotional

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Episode 30: Sabina Nawaz, Global CEO Coach and TedX Speaker


Sabina Nawaz is a Global CEO Coach who was employed by Microsoft for over fourteen years, during which time she worked closely with Bill Gates. She advises C-Level Executives, government organizations, non-profits, and academic organizations. On this episode, Sabina and I discuss how “junk mail” that has accumulated in our brains can be sorted in order

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Episode 27: Erin Wilson, co-founder Hirepool.io


Erin Wilson, the co-founder of Hirepool.io is my guest on this episode. He uses his in-depth knowledge of the candidate experience to give us insight into the recruiting industry and where it is headed in the future. Before founding Hirepool, Erin has also worked for companies like Yahoo and Brightroll. In speaking with him, his passion for the candidate

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Episode 24: Devon Bandison, author Fatherhood Is Leadership


Devon Bandison talks on this episode about leadership roles at home and at work; particularly how being a leader at home can positively affect your mindset as a recruiter. Devon Bandison is a leadership coach for Fortune 100 Companies, professional sports teams, CEOs, and fathers. He has also been a TEDX speaker and published in the Wall Street Journal. He

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Episode 23: Dr Shawn Andrews CEO of Andrews Research International, Adjunct Professor Pepperdine University and author of The Power of Perception


Dr. Shawn Andrews share her thoughts about gender biases in the workforce and how it affects the ability for women to obtain leadership positions. Dr. Andrews got her start working in the pharmaceutical industry. Studies of leadership and gender influenced her pursuit of a position in HR. She is now the CEO Of Andrews research international, an Adjunct

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Episode 22: Andrew McIlvaine, Senior Editor of Human Resource Executive Magazine and Co-Chair of Recruiting Trends + Talent Tech conference


Andrew McIlvaine, the Senior Editor of Human Resource Executive Magazine is my guest today. He has a lot to say about AI versus “old school” methods of recruiting, as well as how company culture can affect the hiring process. If you want to see Andrew McIlvaine in person, you can meet him at the Recruiting Trends and Talent Tech Conference, of which he

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Episode 21: Frida Polli, CEO and Co-founder Pymetrics


Frida Polli joins me today to talk about what AI can provide to the recruiting industry and why it will never replace human HR workers. Frida is the CEO and Co-Founder of Pymetrics, AI technology that seeks to improve the hiring process on both sides of the experience. She is an award-winning Harvard and MIT Neuroscientist, who uses her knowledge to help

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Episode 19: Bryan Falchuk, author of Do A Day and contributor to Inc.com


Bryan Falchuk, author and Inc.com contributor, joins me to discuss the similarities between the insurance and recruitment industries and how important it is to adapt in one’s career.   Bryan Falchuk is the author of Do a Day and a leader in the insurance industry when it comes to helping businesses adapt to AI. His main focus is getting people and

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Episode 17: Dr Ron Friedman Founder Ignite80 and author The Best Workplace


Dr. Ron Friedman shares his experiences working in HR and expands upon ideas from his book regarding healthy and productive workplaces on today's episode.  Dr. Ron Friedman is the founder of Ignite80 and author of the book The Best Place to Work. He shares his experiences working in HR and expands upon ideas from his book regarding healthy and productive

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Episode 16: James Grant, founder of Weavee


James Grant, founder of Weavee, discusses the new technology that drives Weavee, the current state of recruiting, and what is on the horizon for HR.   James Grant created Weavee, which uses “people analytics” that helps companies more accurately determine what type of talent best fits their organization. James and I chat about this new technology

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Episode 15: Nick Cromydas, CEO HuntClub


Nick Cromydas, the founder and CEO of Hunt Club as well as New Coast Ventures innovation firm is on today's episode to discuss AI and building your company for the future.   Hunt Club is both proprietary technology and a network for internal recruiters; Nick Cromydas founded this company in order to take recruiting into the future by building a

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Episode 14 Harvey Deutschendorf The EI Guy


Harvey Deutschendorf, EI coach and author, shares his thoughts about honing your listening skills and accepting constructive criticism in order to improve your EI quotient.   Harvey Deutschendorf is not only an EI coach, but a certified administrator of the Reuven Bar-On model of emotional and social Intelligence, the only EI model approved by the

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Episode 11 Claire McTaggart Founder of Squarpeg


Claire McTaggart, is the founder of SquarePeg, an online recruiting website that seeks to make job matching more precise. Claire and I discuss the in’s and out’s of SquarePeg and how its use of algorithms may affect the future of recruiting.   Claire McTaggart got her start in business, but spent four years working as a hiring manager. Her time

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Episode 9: Warren Berger Author of ‘A More Beautiful Question’


Warren Berger is on today's episode to talk about the ever-changing field of Recruiting and how important it is to adapt and evolve.   Warren Berger is a speaker, author, and “questionologist” who truly believes that knowledge is power; the more you question, the more you learn. His book A More Beautiful Question tackles how businesses and people

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Episode 5: Todd Raphael editor in chief ERE.net


Todd Raphael, whose long career history includes being a lobbyist before working his way in HR, discusses a few different topics, including the current trend of men needing just as much work flexibility as women and the outcome of helicopter parenting.   Mr. Raphael is the editor and chief of ERE.net, a site whose focus is recruiting and HR. Todd

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Episode 4: Dorie Clark Entrepreneurial You


Dorie Clark, author, speaker, and political commentator discusses image and the importance of reinvention; reinvention is key for recruiters in order to generate success in business in this fourth industrial revolution.   Ms. Clark is the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, conducts speaker sessions at various Ivy League institutions, and is

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Episode 3: Kim Scott best selling author of Radical Candor


Kim Scott, a woman with an extensive resume, which includes jobs at Google, Apple University, and Twitter, is today's guest. She is also the author of the important book, Radical Candor. We discuss bringing your whole self to work and concepts from her book, such as ruinous empathy and radical candor.   Kim Scott is an accomplished woman who seeks to

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Episode 2: Jorgen Sundberg – The Undercover Recruiter


Jorgen Sundberg CEO of Undercover Recruiter and Link Humans discusses his start in the industry, his pivot towards consultancy, and where he thinks recruitment is headed.   Mr. Sundberg’s book, Employer Advocacy: The Ultimate Handbook is all about how to use your workforce to elevate your brand. Having worked in the recruitment industry since

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