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Poole Podcast

Jun 6, 2022

Poole Podcast Season 2, Episode 5: Leadership in a Post-COVID World

Bradley Kirkman and Donald Thompson discuss the future of work through the lens of emotional intelligence, generational differences in leadership, and diversity in the C-suite.

May 10, 2022

Poole Podcast Season 2, Episode 4: How AI is Driving Data Decisions in Business, with Haroon Abbu and Bill Rand

Bill Rand and Haroon Abbu dive into AI and how it's taught in the classroom.


Apr 18, 2022

Poole Podcast Season 2, Episode 3: Two Masters of Accounting: Christine Holmes and Professor Kathy Krawczyk

In this episode, hear Poole College graduate and Ernst & Young Senior Partner Christine Holmes ('88) and Poole Professor Kathy Krawczyk discuss what drew them to accounting and how the industry has changed over their careers.

Mar 21, 2022

Poole Podcast Season 2, Episode 2: Hard Truths, Mistakes and Lessons in Entrepreneurship, with Mike Glennon and Professor Jon Carr

Mike Glennon and Jon Carr, professor of entrepreneurship, talk about the hard truths of entrepreneurship, and how the clinical model at the NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic is helping students to "fail-safe" to better prepare them for their next chapter.

Feb 22, 2022

Poole Podcast Season 2, Episode 1: The Future of Work with Beth Ritter and Teena Piccione

We’ve heard the term “The Great Resignation,” and some would argue that it should be called “The Great Reshuffle” because employees aren’t leaving the workforce – they’re finding the greener grass at another company.  So what can employers do to build an attractive corporate culture and retain talent?

Oct 4, 2021

Poole Podcast Episode 11: Big Data Analytics with Home Depot CFO Richard McPhail, VP Erik Holbrook and Professor Bill Rand

With about 500,000 employees and over 2,000 stores, at The Home Depot, data science and analytics are critically important to solving business problems.

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Sep 6, 2021

Poole Podcast Episode 10: B-Corps and the Triple Bottom Line, with Jessica Yinka Thomas and Eric Henry

In this episode, Jessica Yinka Thomas and Eric Henry give us the inside information on B-Corps, which Jessica describes as, "the leading edge of a sustainable business movement - businesses that are really innovating when it comes to social and environmental impact and really positively impacting stakeholders across the board." 

Episode 9

Aug 8, 2021

Poole Podcast Episode 9: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 101

Tayah Butler and Danya Perry discuss what we colleges and universities can do to help grow the conversation of DEI.

Special Episode

Jul 20, 2021

Poole Podcast Episode 8: Terrence Holt, CEO of Holt Brothers Inc.

NC State Grad, former NFL player and current CEO of Holt Brother Inc. Terrence Holt joins us in-studio for a special live episode to discuss his company mission, the importance of leadership and the value of community involvement.

Episode 7

Jul 5, 2021

Poole Podcast Episode 7: Empathy, Authenticity, and Soft Skills: Next Generation Leadership with Chuck Saia and Leigh Shamblin

Leigh Shamblin, director of leadership and a professor of practice and Chuck Saia, senior partner at Deloitte share their insights on leadership and everything in between.