Welcome to Westgate's Podcast
Hired Up! is a podcast for next-level executives and board appointees who are planning to up-level their career or business.
Our guests include thought leaders, CEOs, executive recruiters, industry experts, and other business leaders who generously share their expertise to support your career growth as a next-level leader.
The podcast also serves as a digital media library for our clients and as a public service for individuals seeking career-related insights such as branding, visibility, and strategies for leveraging the hidden job market.
To date our guests include a retired FBI agent and behavioral analyst, a Hollywood stylist, and a ghostwriter writing books for global thought leaders, to name just a few.
When we aren’t accompanied by our gracious guests, we discuss topics related to the hidden job market, succession planning for c-level executives, and the varying components to mastering a career transition.
Introducing Mary Beth Ramsey
Mary Beth grew up in a creative family and started sewing when she was only 5 years old.
Hollywood has been hiring Mary Beth to dress their actors for the camera since 1996. She has worked on many TV shows and movies including the hit TV shows Modern Family, Beverly Hills 90210, Heroes, and Bones; and the movies Can’t Hardly Wait, Training Day, and Just Like Heaven...
Introducing Robin Dreeke
Robin is the former Head of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Program and has studied interpersonal relations and behavior for over three decades.
He is the founder and CEO of People Formula LLC, a company that offers advanced training in personal skills and rapport building. He is a keynote speaker and conducts workshops and seminars for the government, military, and private sector- organizations.
Introducing Laura Elliott
Laura Elliott has written for LA Times, LA Parent, World Travel Magazine, Yachting Lifestyle 365, and others.
She writes books for global thought leaders all over the world and specializes in memoirs, biographies, business, and self-help books. Some of her clients include Windstar Cruises, Alpha Men Asia, and Marriott Vacation Club.
Along with writing, she presents at conferences, delivers keynotes, and facilitates workshops. Her focus is on leadership through authenticity.
Introducing Chaz Thorne
Chaz Thorne is a master business strategist, best-selling author, and award-winning film maker.
Leveraging his successes in the business of entertainment and the arts, Chaz shifted toward aggrotech entrepreneurialism later earning his Executive MBA from Northwestern University (CANADA) and pursuing a full shift to business strategy services.
Chaz now owns 3 successful businesses working with business leaders as a strategic advisor and executive coach specializing in competitive strategy, facilitation, and strategic planning.