Great Minds Series Podcast
#014 Corporate Learning on a Global Scale with Jennifer Rinck of Hilton Hotels

#014 Corporate Learning on a Global Scale with Jennifer Rinck of Hilton Hotels

November 9, 2018

Hilton Hotels & Resorts has 400,000 employees, in over 100 companies, working for 15 distinct brands. With those numbers, what does their L&D look like? 

This week, Dr. Zandstra sat down with Vice President of Learning, Jennifer Rinck, to talk about the challenges of training globally. 

Learn more here: https://inno-versity.com/

#013 Learning to Lead with Kristen Hadeed

#013 Learning to Lead with Kristen Hadeed

October 10, 2017

Starting a business is tough and failure is commonplace. However, problems can be turned into life-changing opportunities. 

Today, Dr. Zandstra sat down with Kristen Hadeed to discuss her new book and the power of failure. 

#012 Realizing Potential with Toni Freeland of Wolverine World Wide

#012 Realizing Potential with Toni Freeland of Wolverine World Wide

September 14, 2017

Wolverine Worldwide is a global footwear and apparel wholesale and retail organization. It has 12 different brands and a footprint than spans the globe. 

Today, Dr. Zandstra sits down with Toni Freeland, the Director of Learning and Development at Wolverine, to discuss how she works to help others realize their potential, one person at a time, one interaction at a time and one day at a time.

#011 Developing Your People with Jerry Kaminski of Consumers Energy

#011 Developing Your People with Jerry Kaminski of Consumers Energy

June 14, 2017

Today, Dr. Jerry Zandstra sits down with Jerry Kaminski, learning and development leader at Consumers Energy. Having spent over 30 years in L&D, Jerry has worked at multiple multinational organizations and has led thousands of people. Listen in as Jerry discusses how he works to effectively develop roughly 16,000 people every year.

#010 Engaging Employees with Matt Brunk of Chipotle Mexican Grill

#010 Engaging Employees with Matt Brunk of Chipotle Mexican Grill

March 20, 2017

Today, Dr. Jerry Zandstra sits down with Matt Brunk, training lead at Chipotle Mexican Grill. With a background in film, Matt has worked hard to bring "edutainment" to Chipotle. By mixing entertainment and education, Matt has created material that has resonated well with the restaurant's younger workforce.

#009 Developing the Person with Morris Sims of New York Life

#009 Developing the Person with Morris Sims of New York Life

January 12, 2017

Today, Dr. Jerry Zandstra sits down with Morris Sims. Morris spent over 30 years, leading the training and development efforts at New York Life Insurance Company and now speaks and writes on developing people to their fullest capacity.

#008 Turning Human Resources on its Head with Heiko Fischer

#008 Turning Human Resources on its Head with Heiko Fischer

October 19, 2016

Today, co-founder Dr. Jerry Zandstra sits down with Heiko Fischer, Founder and CEO of Resourceful Humans. Before starting Resourceful Humans, Heiko became the youngest head of Human Resources at Crytek, a European video game company. Though he resides in Berlin, Heiko was able to sit down with Dr. Zandstra and talk about how he works to turn Human Resources on its head. 

#007 Virtuous Leadership with Alexandre Havard

#007 Virtuous Leadership with Alexandre Havard

September 15, 2016

Today, co-founder Dr. Jerry Zandstra sits down with Alexandre Havard, author of a number of books including "Virtuous Leadership" and founder of the Havard Virtuous Leadership Institute. Alexandre holds a law degree from René Descartes University and travels the world tpromote classical virtues as the basis for effective leadership. Listen in as Alexandre talks about his experience as well as what he's learned about the power of classical virtues and leadership in the workplace today.

#006 Training Globally with Gretchen Stroud of Hilton Hotels

#006 Training Globally with Gretchen Stroud of Hilton Hotels

August 19, 2016

Today, Dr. Jerry Zandstra sits down with Gretchen Stroud, Vice President of Global Training at Hilton Hotels. Gretchen has worked all over the world, directing the training efforts of Hilton Hotels. She's lead training efforts for multiple companies over the span of 15 years and is passionate about growing individuals. At Hilton, she trains thousands of employees in over 100 countries, in multiple languages, every day. Click below to hear her take on how to make training effective.

#005 Gamification with Yu-kai Chou

#005 Gamification with Yu-kai Chou

July 20, 2016
Today, Dr. Zandstra sits down with Yu-kai Chou, gamification guru. Yu-kai was one of the very first people to study gamification, back in 2003, and has since written several books and spoken on the topic around the world. In 2015 he was rated #1 among the "Gamification Gurus Power 100" by RISE and has received the "Gamification Guru of the Year Award" two years in a row by the World Gamification Congress.