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.


Peer Discussion - Directly after the presentation 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.

Human Resource Professional Learning Events

How Choosing Inclusion Drives Equity in the Workplace and Communities

Conversation and HR Professional Peer Discussion Featuring Camille Chang Gilmore and CoachSource Moderator, Jeff Nally
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Camille Chang Gilmore is Vice President of Human Resources and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Boston Scientific. Camille drives global diversity and inclusion strategies and programs that recognize and value the unique talents, attributes, and contributions of more than 29,000 Boston Scientific employees. She also supports the advancement of diversity initiatives in healthcare and in communities around the world. Camille has more than 25 years of HR leadership experience including HRBP roles at Federal Express, Exxon Chemical Company, and IBM. Camille was selected as one of Savoy Magazine’s 2016 Top Influential Women in Corporate America as well as The Network Journal’s 2018 Top 25 Black Women in Business.

It’s time to move beyond diversity and accelerate equity across the organization and in communities. While HR may excel at leading diversity and inclusion inside the organization, realizing true equity for all employees must move beyond the company walls. Camille Chang Gilmore’s philosophy has always been that “diversity is a given, inclusion is a choice, and equity is the goal, no matter the situation.” In addition to accelerating inclusion and equity across Boston Scientific, a global corporation with more than 29,000 employees, Camille prioritizes her work to also improve health equity in communities.




Rallying HR Beyond a Crisis: Everyday High Performance HR

Conversation and HR Professional Peer Discussion Featuring Steve Brown and CoachSource Moderator, Jeff Nally

Thursday, February 18, 2021

The live stream of this program, featuring Steve Browne and CoachSource moderator Jeff Nally, was pre-approved for 1.25 SHRM PDCs and is pending approval for 1.25 HRCI Business Credits.

Steve Browne is a senior HR executive who takes a different perspective towards Human Resources. He sees – and shows – the value of people in his approach to HR. He's a storyteller who brings life to the workplace. He's also an HR hippie with an affinity for rock music, tie-dye, lava lamps, and llamas. Steve is the author of two books:  HR on Purpose: Developing Deliberate People Passion, and HR Rising!!: From Ownership to Leadership. He is the Vice President of HR at LaRosa's Pizzeria, Inc. and serves on the SHRM Board of Directors. 

If anyone knows how to rally around a crisis, its Human Resource Professionals. We’ve done it with employee emergencies, natural disasters in workplaces, and organizational mergers and acquisitions. We learned how to rally around the COVID-19 health crisis and while we continue our work to combat racial injustice.

But we don’t always rally around sustaining performance when the crisis subsides. In a crisis, we collaborate generously. Afterwards, we hesitate. In a crisis, we break down silos. Afterwards, we permit the walls to go back up. In a crisis, we communicate clearly and often. Afterwards, we go silent. How can we learn and live in a high-performance environment when there’s no crisis?


The Role of HR in Addressing Workplace Inequality

Conversation and HR Professional Peer Discussion Featuring Nikki Lanier and CoachSource Moderator, Jeff Nally

On December 2, 2020 Jeff Nally, CoachSource’s Vice President of Global Coaching and Nikki Lanier, Senior Vice President & Regional Executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis discussed what it means to be an HRBP influencing and leading change against inequities in the workplace.

Nikki Lanier is Senior Vice President and Regional Executive of the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, which covers metro Louisville, southern Indiana and western Kentucky. She is also a member of the Bank’s Management Committee. Prior to joining the St. Louis Fed in 2014, Ms. Lanier served as personnel cabinet secretary for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, chief human resources officer for Charter Schools USA, vice chancellor of human resources for Maricopa Community Colleges, and other positions in both the health care and legal fields. In her positions, she focused on strategic planning, community partnerships, succession planning, recruitment and retention, and labor negotiations. Ms. Lanier earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Hampton University. In 2019 she was presented with the Robert C. Burks Distinguished Business and Leadership Award. In 2018 she was selected to a national list of notable financial executives, The Business Journals’ Influencers: top 100 executives having an impact on business in communities. She has also been honored as Louisville Business First’s “Woman of Influence,” one of “20 People to Know in Banking and Finance,” “Forty Under 40” and recognized as one of the “10 Most Influential Women of Louisville.” She has also authored a chapter in the book Rethinking Human Resources.

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 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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