HR Professionals

Human Resource Professionals Learning Events

Human Resources Professionals are the critical link between human resources offering organizational best practices and the needs of the business.  But as the world is changing around us, HR Professionals will need new and more innovative approaches to supporting their organizations to thrive and evolve.

This series of learning events is designed to explore some of leading-edge movements in organizational and talent development.  Jeff Nally will sit down with several of the industry’s key thought leaders and explore how critical world events and the industry’s leading thinkers will drive new and dramatically different approaches to how the Human Resource Function will operate in the future.


Part 2 of the Program is a facilitated Peer Learning Event hosted by Jeff Nally and our guest speaker.

These learning sessions are a unique opportunity for Human Resource Professionals to connect and share their experiences while finding new ways to apply these ideas in their own organizations.


Jeff Nally is an executive coach, coaching supervisor, professional speaker, and author with over 28 years of experience improving leaders, teams and organizations. As CoachSource’s Vice President of the Global Coach Community, Group Coaching Product Specialist, and Engagement Manager at CoachSource, Jeff leads the strategy, development, and connection for more than 1,100 coaches.

Recent Human Resource Professional Learning Events

A View From the Top:

Critical Skills for Human Resource Professionals in a New and Changing World

On September 9th Libby Sartain, Independent Board Director, Former CHRO Yahoo! Inc. and Southwest Airlines and Jeff Nally, CoachSource’s Vice President of Global Coaching talked about how the “new normal” is changing what it means to be an HR Professional  today. 
Session 2 of the program  continued directly after the presentation to provide us with an opportunity to discuss how to apply the concepts to their organizations, share ideas about what has worked, the challenges we are experiencing, and to build our peer network.
Libby Sartain is an Independent Board Director and active business advisor after a distinguished 40-year career in human resources. As CHRO of both Yahoo! Inc. and Southwest Airlines, Sartain led significant business transformation initiatives as a member of executive leadership teams and guided global human resources efforts focusing on attracting, retaining, and developing employees. Her focus has been growth companies where she developed employment brand strategies that helped grow the workforce exponentially while establishing company reputation as a leading employer of choice. Both Yahoo and Southwest were listed on the Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For in America and the Fortune 500 during her tenure. As an NACD Board Leadership Fellow, Sartain serves on the Boards of Directors of ManpowerGroup and AARP. She was a director of Shutterfly Inc from 2016 to 2019 and Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc., from 2005 to 2012.

The Inside Gig:

How the Crisis Economy is Driving New Approaches to Mobilizing Talent

Edie Goldberg, Ph.D., Author of The Inside Gig: How Sharing Untapped Talent Across Boundaries Unleashes Organizational Capacity was interviewed by Jeff Nally on Wednesday August 5, 2020. to discuss how companies today are dealing with a need to balance their teams, as some areas of the company are experiencing layoffs, while other areas of the business are unable to find skilled resources. What if there were a way for companies to find and shift untapped talent that already exists in their organizations? 

Edie Goldberg, Ph.D. is the President of E.L. Goldberg & Associates in Menlo Park, California. She is a nationally recognized expert in HR and talent management strategy and organizational effectiveness. Prior to starting her own firm 19 years ago, she was a Global Thought Leader in the Human Capital Practice for Towers Perrin.  She is the co-author of The Inside Gig: How Sharing Untapped Talent Across Boundaries Unleashes Organizational Capacity (LifeTree Media, April, 2020).  Edie earned her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Albany, SUNY.  She is the recipient of HR People + Strategy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology.  She currently serves on the board of the SHRM Foundation and is an advisor to start-ups in Internal Talent Mobility.

- How the HR Professional can play a unique role helping their organizations build talent capacity to address the Skills gap, which is one of the greatest barriers for companies to execute against their objectives.
- How to think differently about work so that it opens creative options for finding talent.
-  The importance of agility and moving talent around to address the greatest area of need.
-  How thinking like a Talent Supply Chain Manager can help leaders know their supply and demand for various skills important to executing the company’s strategy.
-  How to move from a mindset of talent scarcity to a mindset of abundance. How new technologies enable a more dynamic ways to capture employee skill inventories.
-  How simple approaches like giving more people exposure and transparency into the opportunities that are available can make an impact.

Performance Over People Has Ended:

How the Pandemic and Racial Unrest is Changing Everything We Know About Employee Engagement

Jeff Nally spoke with Brad Shuck, Ph.D., Author of Employee Engagement: A Research Overview on July 29, 2020 to discuss his vision for the ways that the pandemic and current state of race relations will dramatically change how companies must approach employee engagement and why businesses who don't fundamentally change the way they look at leadership will struggle to engage their organizations.

Dr. Brad Shuck is an internationally recognized scholar and business thought leader in the areas of employee engagement, leadership development, and organizational culture. He is the author of Employee Engagement: A Research Overview (Routledge, 2020) and has published or presented more than 300 scholarly articles, book chapters, and invited presentations. Shuck holds six US copyrights for his research driven intellectual property.

Shuck is a tenured Associate Professor and Program Director of the Human Resource and Organizational Development program and Assistant Chair in the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation, Organizational Development, both at the University of Louisville. He is a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and holds advanced degrees in Counseling, Student Affairs, Human Resource Development, and Adult Education.


His work has been featured in US-based international media outlets including Forbes, The Washington Post, and TIME, as well as international outlets such as Business World Online, India’s Economic Times, and the Hindu Times. He has given Keynote addresses on four of the seven continents including in China, Spain, India, Panama, and the United Kingdom for some of the world's largest and most admired companies.

-  Why the pandemic and race discussion has forever changed employee engagement.

-  How HR Professionals and leaders can approach driving employee engagement that responds to our new reality.

-  Belonging and isolation at work; new expectations employees have about leader responsibilities and relevance.

-  How “soft skills” will become the new “power-up skills” as leaders must lead through emotion, compassion and humility.


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