About Career Frontier

Lisa Trapani Shumate

The working world is rapidly changing. What does this new Career Frontier mean for you and your goals? Join Lisa Shumate, author, coach and General Manager of Houston Public Media as she connects with industry leaders, CEOs, and business experts to discuss the present and future of how we work in Career Frontier: Exploring Success in the Changing Workplace.

This special radio conference series covers pressing professional topics such as:

  • Landing a Job
  • Growing in your Current Job
  • Working from Home
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Mentoring

Take the next step with Career Frontier

Episodes

Episode 1:
Get the Job

Get the Job

Featured Guests: Matt Charney, Denise Hamilton

In uncertain times, it is vital to find stability and security. How do you get back to solid ground when the working world feels like an earthquake?

Talent recruiter Matt Charney and Watch-Her-Work CEO Denise Hamilton are here to help you navigate the ‘dos and don’ts’ of searching for your next opportunity, how to stay positive during your job search, and weather it’s the right time to start your own business.

Episode 2:
Grow With the Job

Grow With the Job

Featured Guests: Elitza Ranova, Kristin Pylant

Your company’s recent layoffs have put more work on your plate, but without a bump in pay. How do you navigate this change so that it pays off down the road?

Human Resources VP Kristin Pylant, and Elitza Ranova, Founder of Bluebird Coaching and Consulting, are here to help you take stock of this moment.

Episode 3:
Working From Home: Survive and Thrive

Working From Home: Survive and Thrive

Featured Guests: John Koetsier, Dr. Jane Delgado

With more than double the number of people working from home now over a year ago, what have we learned about this unexpected and ongoing experiment? And after the dust settles, will WFH be a permanent part of our lives?

FORBES contributor John Koetsier, and Jane Delgado, Ph.D. President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health discuss how this new landscape could impact you.

Episode 4:
Can Coaching Help Me?

Can Coaching Help Me?

Featured Guests: Ruth Reitmeier, Kim Moore

People spend billions of dollars every year on career coaching in hopes that it will help them realize their full potential. But what exactly is it, and how does it differ from therapy, mentoring, or training? And is it time and financial investment the right move for you and your career?

Ruth Reitmier of the Doerr Institute of New Leaders, and Certified Coach Kim Moore discuss what you need to know before hiring a coach.

Episode 5:
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion — What You Need to Know

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion — What You Need to Know

Featured Guests: Dr. Yolanda Norman, Varselles Cummings

Diversity, equity, and inclusion — three words that are redefining how we think about everything from hiring to product design, marketing and training. What are the top 5 trends driving this transformation in the workplace — and how can you be a part of what’s next?

Join the conversation with Dr. Yolanda Norman, CEO of FirstGenCollege Consulting and Varselles Cummings, Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at University of Houston.

Guests

Matt
Charney

Matt Charney

Featured Topic: Episode 1: Get the Job

With over a decade of industry experience, Matt Charney worked as a talent acquisition and recruitment leader for some of the world’s biggest brands. As the principal analyst and practice leader for Recruiting Advisory, LLC, Matt oversees an equity position in a growing portfolio of early stage companies and high tech startups.

More at mattcharney.com.

Denise
Hamilton

Denise Hamilton

Featured Topic: Episode 1: Get the Job

Denise Hamilton is a nationally recognized Diversity & Inclusion leader, specializing in Ally training with over 25 years of experience in Fortune 500 companies. She is the Founder and CEO of WatchHerWork, a digital platform for professional women, as well a board member for EMERGE and the Chair of the Business Subcommittee for the 2020 Census for the City of Houston.

You can find her at watchherwork.com/denise-hamilton/

Elitza
Ranova

Elitza Ranova

Featured Topic: Episode 2: Grow With the Job

Elitza Ranova is a Houston-based Profession Certified Coach, mentor and leadership development professional with clients ranging from the academic, health, and business industries. She is the founder and CEO of Bluebird Coaching and Consulting.

More at bluebirdcoachingandconsulting.com.

Kristin
Pylant

Kristin Pylant

Featured Topic: Episode 2: Grow With the Job

Kristin Pylant is the Vice-President Human Resources, Magnolia Oil and Gas with over 15 years experience in HR leadership and consulting positions with focus in the energy industry. Her areas of expertise include total rewards and driving employee engagement & performance in business environments experiencing significant change.

John
Koetsier

John Koetsier

Featured Topic: Episode 3: Working From Home: Survive and Thrive

Named to Filio’s top 100 “Most Innovative Entrepeneurs and Market Shaker-Uppers,” Canada’s John Koetsier has demonstrated a multitude of expertise in journalism, analysis, and team leadership. As a Senior Contributor to Consumer Tech and FORBES, he’s chronicled the rise of the mobile economy.

More at johnkoetsier.com or on the Future39 podcast.

Dr. Jane
Delgado

Dr. Jane Delgado

Featured Topic: Episode 3: Working From Home: Survive and Thrive

Jane L. Delgado is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and serves and has served on numerous boards ranging from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to the U.S. Soccer Foundation, is an advisor to multiple high profile institutions, and still somehow found time to launch her book series — The Buena Salud® Guides in 2011.

More at healthyamericas.org.

Dr. Yolanda
Norman

Dr. Yolanda Norman

Featured Topic: Episode 4: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion — What You Need to Know

Dr. Norman is the CEO of FirstGenCollege Consulting and holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of St. Thomas and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, a Master of Science in Sports Management and Administration, and a Master of Education in Counseling and College Student Personnel from the University of Southern Mississippi.

More at myfirstgencollege.com.

Varselles
Cummings

Varselles Cummings

Featured Topic: Episode 4: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion — What You Need to Know

As the Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at University of Houston, Varselles Cummings has 11 years of experience serving in various Student Affairs roles. He earned his B.A. in Mass Media Communication from Wilberforce University and his Masters from San Diego State University.

Ruth
Reitmeier

Ruth Reitmeier

Featured Topic: Episode 5: Can Coaching Help Me?

With over 20 year’s experience in Coaching, Ruth Reitmeier is the Director of Training at the Doerr Institute for New Leaders. Ruth oversees the hiring, training and managing of professional coaches who work directly with Rice students to increase their leadership capacity.

Ruth is an ICF-certified coach and received her coach training at Rice University through the Doerr Institute.

Kim
Moore

Kim Moore

Featured Topic: Episode 5: Can Coaching Help Me?

ICF Certified Executive Coach, Kim Moore has worked with hundreds of individuals and teams, from senior executives of global companies to emerging leaders in mid-size organizations. She is the president of ICF Houston and has years of experience in career coaching.

More at krmoore.com.