EP 35 - Tales from Around the Water Cooler with Shadin Maali

Tune in to hear Kristen share the mic with Shadin Maali, Principal in Allen Austin/Gaines International’s executive search practice, where she focuses on the architecture, engineering and construction sectors. Shadin shares her views on how women bring particular strengths to the relationship-building facet of search and how search is navigating the market’s current talent squeeze. One of her favorite concepts encountered on the job is “empathetic design” and how it is informing the construction of spaces from the office to prison. Kristen highlights Shadin’s first run for political office and how being a diverse candidate impacted the campaign. They close by predicting that the future of search will involve more data-driven insights, while never letting go of the unique human factor that characterizes the best professional connectors in the search industry.