In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy welcomes guest Paul Carroll. Paul Carroll is head of Colleague and Leadership Development at CVS Health, leading a talent development team of 25 professionals who take CVS Health leaders and colleagues to the next level, strengthening their skillsets in their current roles while preparing them for their future roles in the organizations.

In his spare time, Paul Carroll is the father of a 14-year-old son and a self-proclaimed autism dadvocate. He’s the founder and creator of AutismDadvocate.org, a website community dedicated to fathers of autistic children. His “Autism Dadvocate” podcast is available on iTunes and Spotify.

In this interview, you’ll hear:

What Paul Carroll’s role is at CVS Health and how his team leverages e-learning and digitization of learning.

How CVS approached the change in leadership development and career development when the pandemic hit and how the pandemic is still affecting it.

Why agility has been his favorite reaction to the pandemic at CVS and how you can apply some of their successful pandemic reactions to your business.

The myth about in-line promotions and why you can’t be passive in your career if you want to grow.

What you can do to develop a breadth of skills versus just moving up as you move along in your career.

How understanding the difference between coaching, mentoring, advocacy, and sponsorship can change your career trajectory.

Your approach to networking and how it can build your professional brand or tear it down.

Why you need a unique professional brand that has an X factor.

How organizations can support employees in their growth and what individuals can do to get better at career development.

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https://www.autismdadvocate.org/ (autismdadvocate.org)

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