The Talent Desk | Special Guest Invitation

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Introduction MEET MARK

Mark Mayleben is a Partner at DHR/Jobplex, the 5th largest executive search firm in the U.S. He is also the founder and host of The Talent Desk podcast. Leading DHR’s Atlanta office, Mark has been effective in placing executive-level talent in the apparel, consumer goods, food & beverage, leisure, retail, and tech sectors. Mark has led talent acquisition projects for industry leaders such as Amazon, Coca-Cola, Facebook, HSN, Spirit Airlines, and many others. The Talent Desk was created to equip business leaders with proven strategies to win the race for elite talent in an increasingly competitive market. In this exciting podcast, Mark and his special guests will share powerful, real-life stories of the people building the iconic brands we experience every day, and the leaders responsible for cultivating their genius.

Through these riveting first-hand accounts, The Talent Desk will empower the audience with practical insights on how to build highperforming teams, and cultures of innovation and productivity. Mark invites you to join the discussion, and share your story LIVE at The Talent Desk in Atlanta, GA! We’d be honored to have you as our esteemed guest.

“Here is my radical proposition: a business leader’s job is to build talented teams that do amazing work on time. That’s it!” - Patty M c C ord (former ) Chief Talent O fficer, Netflix

- Mark Mayleben H ost, The Talent D esk


Today’s Talent Crisis T H E WA R F O R TO P-TA L E N T In the new economy, capital is abundant, ideas are developed quickly, competition is global, and technological dominance is often short-lived. In this environment, the prime source of an organization’s competitive advantage is its people. As McKinsey & Co. said in their prescient “War for Talent” study nearly twenty years ago, “all that matters is talent. Talent wins!” Although top-talent is scarce, the competition for attracting and retaining the world’s elite performers is fiercer than ever. To meet talent shortages, companies have two options: 1) turn to the open labor market or 2) invest in developing their internal team members. But recruiting and developing star talent is just one ingredient to sustainable success. Companies must also craft compelling visions, solve interesting problems, build engaging cultures and teams, and offer opportunities for learning and growth.

What top performers are looking for today is entirely different than what motivated them years ago. The leaders of the future want jobs that give them a sense of purpose and fulfilment, meaningful work that allows them to be authentic, play to their strengths, be creative, and take initiative. For most organizations, then, it’s time to completely re-imagine their talent practices and learn from those that are doing it phenomenally well. Enter: Here, we are dedicated to discovering how iconic brands attract and cultivate worldclass talent and sustain dynamic cultures that empower them to excel in today’s global economy.

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On average, just 15% of a company’s workforce - roughly one in seven employees - are A players, or “stars.” -Bain Capital

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About the Show T H E TA L E N T D E S K

A podcast dedicated to discovering how iconic brands attract and cultivate worldclass talent.

In each episode, The Talent Desk will feature two guests. First, we’ll interview the creators of the products and services that shape our daily lives - the superstar employees at iconic brands. We’ll learn what inspires and motivates them to perform at exceptional levels.

Through these powerful stories, we’ll challenge and equip our listeners to become trailblazers, pioneers, world-changers!


“I would LOVE to be a guest. This is a much needed podcast!!!” - Allison Hyers, VP of People & Culture at

West Elm


Step inside the minds of some of the most brilliant business leaders in the world and discover the art and science of talent.

We’ll then showcase the Talent leaders that recruited these innovators to their company and explore the secrets of a world-class, people-driven culture.


The Talent Desk is produced by a talented team of storytellers, marketing gurus, and creative professionals.

Aaron P. Woods Marketing & Creative Director

Our goal is to create a professional quality broadcast that compares with leading iTunes podcasts such as NPR’s How I Built This with Guy Raz and Reid Hoffman’s Master’s of Scale.

Emma Pitts Executive Producer/ Storyteller

To learn more about our production team, please visit their websites and social media channels: Look’N4 Marketing @lookn4marketing Pullspark @pullspark The Morgan Taylor Photography @themorgantaylor

Morgan Taylor Photographer


“Bringing Mark’s vision to life has been incredibly rewarding. The Talent Desk will be a podcast like no other - one that educates, inspires, and challenges its listeners.” M arketing

- A aron P. W oods & C reative D irector

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people ask better and as a result, they get wers.”


WHERE WILL THE LIVE RECORDINGS TAKE PLACE? We will be recording LIVE in Atlanta, GA during scheduled interview sessions to be held at the Six Steps Records production studios. WILL THE PRODUCTION TEAM BE ON-SITE? Yes - An audio engineer and our Executive Producer will be guiding us along the way. WILL MY TRAVEL EXPENSES BE COVERED? Yes - The Talent Desk will gladly cover your transportation to the studio. An UBER Select will pick you up on the day of your interview. I’M INTERESTED, WHAT’S NEXT? We’re glad you asked, turn the page for the Next Steps to RSVP for your studio session.


WHY HAVE I BEEN INVITED TO THE SHOW? The better question is - Why haven’t you been invited onto more shows like this? Who’s better to talk about talent than you! Word on the street is that you’ve got an exciting story to tell.


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