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The Accidental Trainer is an ATD podcast, sponsored by GP Strategies, featuring bimonthly interviews with industry experts who share stories and tips about how to grow your training career. Hosted by Lisa Spinelli, The Accidental Trainer covers trends, strategies, and actionable information for talent development professionals.

Dec 23, 2020

Best-selling author and leadership development expert Mary Abbajay joins The Accidental Trainer podcast host Lisa Spinelli to discuss a variety of "normal" and "bad" boss types. How do you deal (and thrive) with an introvert, impulsive or even the dreaded micromanager boss? Mary has the answers as well as when to stop...


Dec 9, 2020

NetWorkWise CEO and Founder Adam Connors joins The Accidental Trainer to discuss how to be purposeful and proactive in your networking efforts. Relationship building is tough to do and especially online, but Adam gives you real tips on how to make sure you are networking effectively and with the right goals in mind.


Nov 25, 2020

Podcaster, speaker, and author Andy Storch joins us to discuss his new book Own Your Career, Own Your Life. We deep dive into the need for boundaries, the power of networking, and how shifting one's mindset can help propel your career, better your parenting, and help you just be happier.

 

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Nov 11, 2020

In this bonus episode of The Accidental Trainer, Jenifer Calcamuggi joins us to discuss her move from teaching to training. As a former K12 teacher, contributor to the book Teachers to Trainers and the director of enterprise learning and development at Office Depot, Jenifer offers up some insights and ways to make the...


Nov 4, 2020

On the heels of her book Teachers to Trainers being published, Lisa Spinelli chats with two former teachers who made the transition into the field of talent development. Bonnie Moore and Ali Parrish Cheshire join us to discuss their transition process and tips for those moving into talent development from K12.