Building a culture that attracts and retains talent with Judy Whitcomb


Talent Champions with Diana Thomas brings you relevant and engaging discussion focused on issues facing the world of HR and talent development. Your host, Diana Thomas, is a prominent leader in the talent development space, not only as a seasoned talent VP for McDonald’s Corporation, but also as an executive coach and advisor to high-potential leaders.

In a world of stiff competition for talent, companies are doing everything they can to create an environment that attracts the right people and keeps them on board. As SVP of HR, Learning, and Organizational Development at Vi Senior Living by Hyatt, Judy Whitcomb and her team have worked to build a culture that's a powerful force for attracting and retaining talent. Listen now to learn how they established the culture and what they're doing today to keep it strong. 

You can connect with Judy on LinkedIn.


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About the Author

Diana Thomas

As a proven successful executive, Diana brings decades of experience, expertise and education to her coaching with business executives, teams and learning/talent leaders to increase their impact, inspire committed followership and engagement, and build strong diverse teams that pull together to achieve Winning Results. In addition to coaching, Diana is a partner and trainer with Clean Language for Coaches Resource Center. She is the co-author of the 2018 strategic leadership book, Be More Strategic in Business: How to win through Stronger Leadership and Smarter Decisions. Diana began her career as a McDonald’s restaurant crew member in 1979, and rose to become Vice President of Training, Learning & Development for McDonald’s USA. In this role, she led all aspects of training and development including the restaurant training curriculum at Hamburger University, McDonald’s global training center of excellence.

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