6 Degrees or Less

6 Degrees or Less

Latest Episodes

Episode 27: A Conversation with Mike Pierce
October 14, 2022

He's here! He's there! He's everywhere! Mike Pierce!I sat down recently with my good friend and HR colleague, Mike Pierce, to talk about relationshiping, the power of our networks and the great work he's doing with DallasHR, one of the largest SHRM chapt

Episode 26: A Conversation with Albert Pont
September 23, 2022

I spent time with my friend and former colleague, Albert Pont, recently to talk about networking, how building strong, effective relationships has helped his career and to share some fun stories of how we met and working together at Pizza Hut years ago. A

Episode 25: A Conversation with Jennifer Congdon
September 07, 2022

I recently spent time with my friend and fellow HR colleague to talk about relationshiping, the job search, pet peeves and what networking means to her. What started out as fun, competitive banter (Texas vs. OU) has blossomed into a great friendship and t

Episode 24: A Conversation with Todd Cohen
August 17, 2022

I sat down this week with Todd Cohen to talk about #networking, the power of creating and cultivating meaningful work relationships (aka #relationshiping), his unique spin on sales, and much more. Although we've never met in-person, we share a bond and ph

Episode 23: A Conversation with Kyle Killingsworth
August 03, 2022

After a 2.5 year hiatus, I'm excited to crank up this podcast again, record conversations with some incredible people and share the message of relationshiping with others!I recently sat down (virtually) with Kyle Killingsworth - a friend, mentor and fell

Episode 22: A Conversation with Me
February 05, 2020

Am I talking to myself? Why, yes. Yes, I am. A year ago today, I launched this podcast and published my very first episode. I thought it would be good to take a few moments and reflect on the lessons learned, where I've come from, how my podcast has evolv

Episode 21: A Conversation with Sal Vergara, Jr.
January 06, 2020

Sal is a relatively new connection of mine, but we have developed a solid relationship based on the shared understanding of networking, sound HR principles and practices, trying to give more than we take and doing what we can to elevate ourselves and thos

Episode 20: Unplugged with Lesha Reese
December 23, 2019

I hired Lesha back in June of 2005 to join my HR team at Cingular/AT&T Wireless. To this day, she is still the best HR pro that I've ever hired. I think the world of her as a professional and as a friend. Her infectious energy, quick wit, positive att

Episode 19: Unplugged with Morag Barrett
December 03, 2019

When I first met Morag Barrett several years ago I felt an instant connection with her. She has a passion for people that is infectious and inspiring. She truly understands the power of our relationships, how they work for us (and against us) in our work

Episode 18: Unplugged with Dirk Beveridge
November 19, 2019

Dirk is a new relationship of mine, but a kindred spirit. His passion for people, for innovation and for change are infectious and explains why I felt so connected to him when we recently met through some work that he's doing for Kirby-Smith Machinery. Di