Today’s guest on The Winning Teams Podcast is Carol Schultz. Carol is the founder and CEO of an organization called Vertical Elevation. Vertical Elevation is a talent equity and leadership and coaching advisory firm specializing in strategic business planning, leadership development, and career coaching. By tackling the root causes of high employee turnover and low workplace morale, Vertical Elevation motivates and inspires their clients to create and sustain a healthy talent-centric company that runs at maximum efficiency.
In a nutshell, that’s what this episode is about. What does it mean to be a talent-centric company? And if you’re talent-centric, what about being customer-centric. Carol believes you can’t be customer-centric without the focus on talent. In this episode she also explains how to align talent and business strategy and how to adjust this strategy based on the context of your business. And of course, she discusses mindset and how to embed this thinking into the organization.
Carol is also the author of a fascinating book which she discusses in this episode as well and the founder of the Women Ascending Group.
What We Talked About in This Episode:
- Carol’s Work in Vertical Elevation and Women Ascending Group
- The Structure of Women Ascending Group
- The Difference Between Men and Women in Supporting Each Other
- Customer Centric vs. Talent Centric
- The Three Hallmarks of Talent Centric Strategies
- Adjusting Talent Strategy to Align with a Business Strategy
- The Problem with Recruiters
- Why HR Isn’t Talent Centric
- Looking at Recruiting as Retained Talent Searching
- Making an Organizational Mindset Shift
- How to Give and Take Feedback
- Carol’s Book Powered by People
- Carol’s Book Recommendation and Daily Rituals
About Our Guest:
Carol Schultz, founder and chief executive officer of Vertical Elevation, is a talent equity and leadership advisory expert. Recognized for her proficiency in corporate leadership, Carol has spent nearly three decades helping executives gain clarity in their careers and create a culture of performance for their teams through being empowered to make bold leadership moves. A firm believer in supporting executives to become more confident leaders, she has advised countless individuals and companies from seed stage pre-initial public offering to publicly traded companies. Carol has honed her industry expertise through developing an intrinsic understanding of successful recruiting and coaching processes. For many years, the industry standard began with a strong resume. While an individual’s background is an element of recruitment, Carol believes the candidate’s fit with company strategy and culture is the key building stone to impacting company performance.
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Links and Resources:
- Powered by People: How Talent-Centric Organizations Master Recruitment, Retention, and Revenue (and How to Build One) by Carol Schultz
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