The POZCAST: Career & Life Journeys with Adam Posner

Beth Sidhu: COO & CMO at The Stagwell Group- From Investigative Journalist to the C-Suite

Episode Summary

In this episode, we dig into Beth Lester Siduh’s journey of finding her way from investigative journalist and producer to C-Suite Executive. Beth started out her career with CBS News during campaign season, spent time working directly on Tony Blair’s campaign overseas, and also held positions at Politico and K-Street Capital. Now, Beth juggles her time as both acting COO and CMO at The Stagwell group after being personally selected to help build that organization from its inception. We spend a large portion of the interview talking about what it takes to determine organizational fit with your employees, as well as how to build strong teams. Beth has continued to develop her team and adapt her interpersonal communication skills during the COVID-19 pandemic, and discusses some of the strategies she uses to connect teammates. As a people-first leader, she explains her devotion to helping people with their personal development both inside and outside of her role at The Stagwell Group. Her responsibilities don’t end there-- Beth is also a full-time mom and talks about the importance of time management when it comes to her priorities with her family. We round it out talking about some important and touching advice she’s taken in from her own family, so join us as we learn more about Beth and her incredible journey! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review/rating:  The POZCast is brought to you by our friends at Interseller - the prospecting + outreach platform of recruiters and sellers. Whether you’re doubling down on business development or recruiting talent, Interseller does all the heavy lifting of finding contact data, automating the email and follow-up process, and syncs all that rich data into 20+ CRMs and ATSs. Reach out and get going in a 2-week *free* trial today and let them know you heard about them from Adam on the POZCast.  Check out a free demo today!  For more, please visit

Episode Notes

1:10 - Introduction
9:48 - How to Identify High Potential Candidates
12:33 How to Balance between different roles/departments/teams
13:46 - Evaluation Process
15:44 - Secret Interview Questions
17:50 - Character is a Gut Feeling
20:07 - How to keep the spirit high remotely/virtually
21:14 - Empathy is a gift from Covid
22:24 - Supporting People in Career as a Passion
25:04 - How to provide Guidance
27:21 - Advice to Working Moms
31:03 - Greatest Piece of Advice
32:21 - Silver Lining