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Human Resolve

Go behind the scenes with HR leaders to discover real human solutions to real human challenges.

Is there a more turbulent terrain than the human resources department these days? A podcast dedicated to superhuman resources pros, Human Resolve goes behind the scenes with HR leaders to discover real human solutions to real human challenges.

We’ll celebrate together. Laugh a lot. Sharpen our minds and might even shed a few tears. But that’s fine. We’re HR. Nobody will ever know.

Hosted by Mark Minner, Human Resolve is proudly brought to you by the minds and hearts of First Person Advisors, the same Indianapolis-based benefits, compensation and organizational health advisory firm that brings you the RESOLVE conference every year and RESOLVE Increments learning and growth opportunities.

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Episode 12

Having Resilience & Empathy in Your DE&I Journey

Angela Smith Jones | VP, D&I, Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County

Former Deputy Mayor of Economic Development in Indianapolis and current VP, D&I Angela Smith Jones preaches empathy and understanding in leaders creating inclusive teams. A year after George Floyd’s death, she reflects on progress made and what needs to happen next to create a more equitable future for all.

Episode 11

Breaking Down Google's Devotion to Their Core Values & People

Sally Hornick Anderson | Workforce Diversity Director, Google

Diversity expert at Google, Sally Hornick Anderson talks through the organization’s devotion to their people and core values. Listening is at the core of everything Google does. Learn how you can take from Google’s revolutionary HR and diversity model in this episode of Human Resolve.

Episode 10

A 230mph Lesson in People Leadership, Volatility & Competition

Ed Carpenter | Driver & Owner, Ed Carpenter Racing

IndyCar’s only driver-owner Ed Carpenter knows a thing or two about people and their responses to the highest of highs and lowest of lows. You’ll learn how to manage and lead your colleagues despite the distractions, noise and volatility of a given moment.

Episode 9

How to Develop Your People by Embracing Risk

Elliott Parker | CEO, High Alpha Innovation

High Alpha Innovation CEO Elliott Parker joins the Human Resolve team to discuss his approach to scaling culture and developing people by embracing risk and variability. Tune in to learn more about how Human Resources can adopt the jobs-to-be-done problem solving framework and remain consistent with their values and mission.

Episode 8

How the Future of Work Will Support Underrepresented People

Summer Crenshaw | CEO, TalentNow

Despite her bout with childhood poverty, seasoned entrepreneur Summer Crenshaw has made it her life’s mission to help underrepresented individuals, including veterans like her husband, find employment. In this episode Summer discusses how the future of work supports and even benefits underrepresented folks across all industries.

Episode 7

Living Your Truth, Fueling Your Passions, and Leading with Courage​

Martha May | CHRO, Varsity Brands

Martha May has led Human Resources functions at a wide variety of multinational organizations. But one thing held her back from her full potential and satisfaction: She was attracted to women. After coming out and living her truth, Martha has gone on to become CHRO of Varsity Brands and champion diversity and inclusion at the highest levels of corporate America.

Episode 6

Taking Over a Family Business and Trailblazing Diversity & Inclusion​

Seth Morales | CEO, Morales Group, Inc.​

After fifteen years working under his father at his family’s staffing company, Seth Morales took the title of CEO in January 2020 and has led with empathy, vulnerability and a focus on diversity through an unprecedented year. In the Season 1 finale, hear what Seth has learned about people from the football field to the office.

Episode 5

Building an Employee-First Culture by Living Core Values

R.J. Talyor | CEO & Founder, Pattern89

Startup veteran and former Exact Target executive, R. J. Talyor of Pattern89 stopped by Human Resolve to discuss how intentionally building his company culture around core values has helped them succeed. Also, he gives tips on how to trust remote workers despite not “seeing” them everyday.

Episode 4

Why You Feel Stress and How to Prevent Burnout

Dr. Lisa Penney | Muma College of Business at University of South Florida

Feeling stressed? On the brink of burning out? Worried about the pandemic or your never-ending remote work situation? Dr. Lisa Penney is exactly the expert you need in 2020. In this episode of Human Resolve, she discusses the damaging effects stress has in the workplace — remote or not —, healthy ways to address stress and anxiety, and how you can identify it in your employees and support them.

Episode 3

Balancing Data and Emotions while Defying Cultural Norms

Ashima Kapur | Vice President of Human Resources, Allied Solutions

Having grown up in India, Ashima Kapur has a deep-rooted faith in people — and no doubt has it played a pivotal role in her success. On this episode of Human Resolve, Ashima discusses why it’s important for HR professionals to respect varying backgrounds, work as a team to get the job done, and listen to the data and employees.

Episode 2

Discovering Freedom and Clarity as a Leader

Adam Weber | Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Emplify

Former pastor Adam Weber practices what he literally preaches, both as an author and co-founder and Chief People Officer at Emplify, an employee engagement software and consulting firm based in Indianapolis. Since leaving his church and venturing into the business world, he’s pushed for authentic leadership, a catalyst for unlocking people’s true potential. Learn how to build a more human workforce by being a more self-aware, authentic leader in the second episode of Human Resolve.

Episode 1

Salesforce Exec on Leading 50,000 Employees through Change

Karen Mangia | Vice President of Customer and Market Insights, Salesforce

A top remote work advocate, Karen Mangia knows a thing or two about working from home. That’s why tech giant Salesforce entrusted her to lead their Work from Home Task Force in 2020 and quickly transition more than fifty thousand global employees in one of the largest workforce changes of all time. Learn how to work and lead from anywhere in the first episode of Human Resolve.