Shift Into Thrive, Part IV: Podcast With Lynn Schmidt and Kevin Nourse

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

In this podcast, Sue Kaiden, Career Development Community manager, interviews Lynn Schmidt and Kevin Nourse, authors of Shift Into Thrive: Six Strategies for Women to Unlock the Power of Resiliency, about next steps that women, men, people developers, and organizational leaders can take to build resiliency. 

In the podcast, Lynn and Kevin answer questions such as: 

  • What are the most critical actions women can take immediately to build their resiliency? 
  • How can women support other women? 
  • What are people developers? 
  • How can people developers learn about the work-related challenges women face? 
  • How can organizational leaders help remove gender-related roadblocks for women? 
  • What actions can men take to support women in achieving career satisfaction? 

For answers to these questions and more, listen to the podcast.

About the Author

Lynn Schmidt has more than 20 years of experience as a talent management and organization development leader in large organizations across multiple industries. She also has more than 15 years of experience as an executive coach and received her coaching credential from the International Coach Federation. Lynn is a sought-after presenter on topics such as leadership development, succession management, learning scorecards, and coaching, and is the author of several publications, including Integrated Talent Management Scorecards. Previously, Lynn was a talent management director at Group Health Cooperative and was responsible for succession management, leadership development, coaching, leader onboarding, and performance management. Lynn has a BS in business administration, an MBA, an MA in human and organizational systems, and a PhD in human and organizational systems. She received the Talent Leadership Award at the World HRD Congress in Mumbai, India, for her contributions to the field of talent development.  

About the Author

Kevin Nourse is a research-based executive coach with more than 20 years of progressive coaching and leadership development experience in both for-profit and governmental organizations. He focuses his practice on building resilient leaders and teams. Kevin has a PhD from Fielding Graduate University, where he conducted research on resilience among middle managers during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. In addition, he has an MA in human resource development and a BS in information science. Kevin is on the faculty of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate Program.

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