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Go Behind the Scenes with “Give Me An H” - The Home Depot's Podcast Series Takes You Into Uncharted Territory

January 15, 2020

The Home Depot’s culture is its special sauce for success. The podcast series, “Give Me An H,” explores this unique culture through the eyes and experiences of associates who live it every day. It offers insider perspectives into how bleeding orange shapes careers and instills an appreciation for what can happen when a company commits to doing good, while also doing well.

Listen to the latest episodes below. 


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About this episode: Join us as we flip the script this episode to interview GMAH Host and SVP of Human Resources, Arlette Guthrie. She talks about her 22-year career journey with The Home Depot and how she approaches work life integration as she parents her two sons while growing her career. 


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About this episode: EVP of Merchandising Jeff Kinnaird talks about his 25-year career journey at The Home Depot beginning as a lumber associate. He shares insights regarding merchandising innovation, the importance of the customer experience, and the foundation of the company’s core values.  

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About this episode: VP of Associate Relations and Chief Diversity Officer, Derek Bottoms, talks about his career journey from working at a law firm to having an office in-store at The Home Depot. He shares his commitment to serving associates and how the company’s values play a major role in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. 

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About this Episode: Teresa Roseborough, EVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, talks about her journey from clerking for a U.S. Supreme Court Justice to landing at The Home Depot and immediately helping customers affected by Superstorm Sandy. She also shares how her approach to a “one band, one sound” effort benefits customers and associates. 

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About this Episode: Ann-Marie Campbell, EVP of U.S. Stores, talks about her journey from learning business savvy lessons from her grandmother in Jamaica, to the importance of thinking ahead and how that shaped her Home Depot career path. She also shares how The Home Depot culture inspired her to always be ready to help others. 


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About this Episode: Jose Barra, SVP of Décor, shares how his journey through the retail world has shaped his perspective on building and supporting great teams. Learn how The Home Depot culture is inspring innovation and growth.

The Evolution of Sustainability with Ron Jarvis

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About this Episode: Ron Jarvis, VP of Environmental Innovation and Social Environmental Responsibility, shares his wealth of knowledge on all things orange… and green. Learn how The Home Depot is taking care of our planet and helping customers stay eco-friendly.

Matt Carey discusses technology and retail.

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About this Episode: Matt Carey, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, shares exciting information about how The Home Depot leverages home-grown technology to create game-changing customer solutions.  


Spanish episode with Hector Padilla

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Este Episodio: En este Episodio: El Gerente del Distrito de Puerto Rico, Carlos Fines, entrevisto a Héctor Padilla, el presidente de la División Sur. Lo que inicio como una conversación sobre la vida de Héctor, el tema rápidamente se cambió algo muy diferente: los Huracanes que arrebataron a Puerto Rico. "Ves este animal viniendo hacia ti, y no hay lugar a donde correr."

About this Episode: In an all-Spanish interview, Carlos Fines, District Manager, Puerto Rico, sat down with Hector Padilla. An interview about Hector’s life soon shifts to a different topic: the hurricanes in Puerto Rico. “You see this animal coming your way, and there’s nowhere to run.” 


Crystal Hanlon talks about doing the right thing.

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About this EpisodeCrystal Hanlon, president of Home Depot's northern division, shares how she first learned about the company's unique culture from behind the cash register.


Tim Hourigan discusses living our values.

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About this EpisodeHuman resources leader Tim Hourigan details how the concept of being "orange-blooded" grew from the founders' belief that if the company takes care of associates, they'll take care of customers — and the rest will take care of itself.

Ted Decker discusses merchandising

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About this Episode: Ted Decker explains how an entrepreneurial mindset, caring for fellow associates and a passion for extraordinary service are essential to Home Depot’s success.