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Change Cultivators

Change Cultivators

By Change Cultivators

We bring our listeners' proven insights from leading change cultivators around the globe...

...to help activate organizational and industry change in order to thrive in an era of constant disruption
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Learn to learn, constantly
Learn to learn, constantly
In our recent podcast Rozzyn Boy talks to Patricia Velazquez Sales Development Manager, Education Vertical Lead at Google about the importance of an employee’s lifelong learning, vs just higher education degree attainment. They unpack how the lens of ‘education’ no longer applies to just sub 21 year old's in traditional learning scenarios - but to all ages across the workforce. With that,  leaders now also have the opportunity to utilize the potential of Web 3.0 (The Metaverse) to radically transform a future workforce that is well equipped for their roles and motivated to produce more impactful results in their careers.
44:40
August 15, 2022
From Birth To The Boardroom
From Birth To The Boardroom
‘From birth to the boardroom: Children can only aspire to what they know exists’ Join me for this fascinating conversation with Professor Dr Ger Graus OBE and Lori Tauber Marcus (Band of Sisters, Peloton, Del Monte, Pepsico) as we discuss the impact of a child's upbringing on how they show up in the workplace one day.
56:32
August 02, 2022
Education - Innovation - Technology
Education - Innovation - Technology
It's no secret that the education sector is at the cross section of immense change. From hybrid learning models, to groundbreaking technology, to shifting student demographics, education is re-imagining both the experience and ROI of learning. Join me as I chat to John Farrar, Director of Education at Google about the skills and knowledge employers are looking to hire, how education can evolve to better prepare students for the world today, and how technologies such as AI and the Metaverse present a new world of engaging, immersive learning. We'll explore the question, "how can education transform what's possible for the next generation of students?"
42:07
July 26, 2022
The Band Of Sisters - Building high-performance cultures
The Band Of Sisters - Building high-performance cultures
We had great fun together with The Band of Sisters – 6 accomplished C-Suite Women Leaders. In this special ‘Breaking Barriers’ mini-series of the Change Cultivators podcast, we take a specific look at the issue of 'gender bias’ and how change leaders can actively and practically go about turning some rather stale gender bias habits and narratives into wonderful positives in the workplace as they continue to build high-performance cultures and teams within their organizations. Our guests in this series are The Band of Sisters, 6 C-Suite Women Leaders that have truly walked the halls and tread the gender diversity path across 20+ industries from the bottom rung to the boardroom – within large corporations to small startups, including Pepsico, News Corp, the NFL, Keurig, Equinox, Golftec, ESPN and more.
44:27
July 12, 2022
The Band Of Sisters - Leadership Participation
The Band Of Sisters - Leadership Participation
In this special ‘Breaking Barriers’ mini-series of the Change Cultivators podcast, we take a specific look at the issue of 'gender diversity’ and how all leaders need to be participative in enabling and empowering true change on the ground, in the boardrooms and further afield. Angelique Krembs, Mitzi Short and Dawn Hudson (3 of the 6 experienced C-Suite Women Leaders that make up The Band of Sisters) share how leaders and teams are limited in driving successful change if they do not consider and embrace perspectives, opinions and insights from a wide diversity of thought, gender, race, physical abilities and disabilities, cultures etc.
48:51
July 05, 2022
The Band Of Sisters - Leading in the moment
The Band Of Sisters - Leading in the moment
Change Cultivators co-hosts Rozzyn Boy and Patrick Fitzmaurice continue unpacking the perspectives 3 of the 6 experienced C-Suite Women Leaders (The Band of Sisters) on ‘Breaking Barriers’ that limit transformation success. Katie Lacey, Lori Marcus and Cie Nicholson shed a light on the need for leaders to listen more, be more open themselves to being taught and to create work environments that allow for people's voices to be heard in the moment.
53:25
June 20, 2022
BREAKING BARRIERS
BREAKING BARRIERS
A change leader needs to engage EVERYONE to successfully drive transformation. Change Cultivators co-hosts Rozzyn Boy and Patrick Fitzmaurice get the perspectives of 6 experienced C-Suite Women Leaders (The Band of Sisters) on ‘Breaking Barriers’ that limit transformation success - unpacking the need for leaders to listen more, be more open themselves to being taught and create environments that allow for people's voices to be heard.
42:22
June 07, 2022
Shola Kay - White Paper - Part 3
Shola Kay - White Paper - Part 3
Award-winning international keynote speaker and author, Shola Kaye, has devoted her career to building empathy in individuals and organizations. Shola felt the destructive effects of a lack of workplace empathy early in her own career. This experience, along with her conviction that empathy leads to greater inclusivity and tolerance, increased wellness, and all round better leadership, have fueled her flame. During the course of her illustrious career, she has developed a range of tools by which to assist leaders and teams as they realize the need for increased workplace empathy and seek methods by which to achieve this.
07:33
April 28, 2022
Shola Kaye - The Self-Aware Leader - Part 2
Shola Kaye - The Self-Aware Leader - Part 2
Award-winning international keynote speaker and author, Shola Kaye, has devoted her career to building empathy in individuals and organizations. Shola felt the destructive effects of a lack of workplace empathy early in her own career. This experience, along with her conviction that empathy leads to greater inclusivity and tolerance, increased wellness, and all round better leadership, have fueled her flame. During the course of her illustrious career, she has developed a range of tools by which to assist leaders and teams as they realize the need for increased workplace empathy and seek methods by which to achieve this.
25:36
April 27, 2022
Shola Kaye - Importance of Empathy - Part 1
Shola Kaye - Importance of Empathy - Part 1
Award-winning international keynote speaker and author, Shola Kaye, has devoted her career to building empathy in individuals and organizations. Shola felt the destructive effects of a lack of workplace empathy early in her own career. This experience, along with her conviction that empathy leads to greater inclusivity and tolerance, increased wellness, and all round better leadership, have fueled her flame. During the course of her illustrious career, she has developed a range of tools by which to assist leaders and teams as they realize the need for increased workplace empathy and seek methods by which to achieve this.
14:26
April 26, 2022
Graeme Codrington - Futurist Toolkit - Part 3
Graeme Codrington - Futurist Toolkit - Part 3
Graeme Codrington of TomorrowToday Global has dedicated his life to astute change cultivation. Far from being a “crystal ball” or “weatherman” futurist, he has established himself as a remarkably adept discerner of trends and builder of business adaptability through decades of cutting-edge scientific and creative experience. He boasts an 80% client return rate, and an impressive gallery of success stories from his dynamic and inspiring career journey so far. The refreshing thing about Graeme is that he was doing what he does long before COVID came along and demanded that everyone be more future-ready. This is his life and his passion which he shares generously, enthusiastically, and with fiery conviction.
14:00
April 21, 2022
Graeme Codrington - Discerners of trends - Part 2
Graeme Codrington - Discerners of trends - Part 2
Graeme Codrington of TomorrowToday Global has dedicated his life to astute change cultivation. Far from being a “crystal ball” or “weatherman” futurist, he has established himself as a remarkably adept discerner of trends and builder of business adaptability through decades of cutting-edge scientific and creative experience. He boasts an 80% client return rate, and an impressive gallery of success stories from his dynamic and inspiring career journey so far. The refreshing thing about Graeme is that he was doing what he does long before COVID came along and demanded that everyone be more future-ready. This is his life and his passion which he shares generously, enthusiastically, and with fiery conviction.
23:41
April 20, 2022
Graeme Codrington - Disrupt or be disrupted - Part 1
Graeme Codrington - Disrupt or be disrupted - Part 1
Graeme Codrington of TomorrowToday Global has dedicated his life to astute change cultivation. Far from being a “crystal ball” or “weatherman” futurist, he has established himself as a remarkably adept discerner of trends and builder of business adaptability through decades of cutting-edge scientific and creative experience. He boasts an 80% client return rate, and an impressive gallery of success stories from his dynamic and inspiring career journey so far. The refreshing thing about Graeme is that he was doing what he does long before COVID came along and demanded that everyone be more future-ready. This is his life and his passion which he shares generously, enthusiastically, and with fiery conviction.
21:04
April 19, 2022
Mehul Kapadia - Random Learning - Part 3
Mehul Kapadia - Random Learning - Part 3
Having featured on our most-listened-to podcast back in Season 1, Mehul Kapadia has followed the development of the Change Cultivators podcast and kindly accepted a second invitation to chat with us again, this time in his new role as Global Head of Marketing for Vodafone. Based on his extensive career experience encompassing international leadership roles in strategic marketing, partnerships, sponsorship and operations in the technology, telecommunications, and media industries (Vodafone Business, Tata Communications, Motorsport Network and FCB Ulka), Mehul discusses what it takes to be an effective change leader across multiple scales and contexts.
08:18
April 14, 2022
Mehul Kapadia - Fit For the Future - Part 2
Mehul Kapadia - Fit For the Future - Part 2
Having featured on our most-listened-to podcast back in Season 1, Mehul Kapadia has followed the development of the Change Cultivators podcast and kindly accepted a second invitation to chat with us again, this time in his new role as Global Head of Marketing for Vodafone. Based on his extensive career experience encompassing international leadership roles in strategic marketing, partnerships, sponsorship and operations in the technology, telecommunications, and media industries (Vodafone Business, Tata Communications, Motorsport Network and FCB Ulka), Mehul discusses what it takes to be an effective change leader across multiple scales and contexts.
19:05
April 13, 2022
Mehul Kapadia - Global Head of Marketing - Part 1
Mehul Kapadia - Global Head of Marketing - Part 1
Having featured on our most-listened-to podcast back in Season 1, Mehul Kapadia has followed the development of the Change Cultivators podcast and kindly accepted a second invitation to chat with us again, this time in his new role as Global Head of Marketing for Vodafone.  Based on his extensive career experience encompassing international leadership roles in strategic marketing, partnerships, sponsorship and operations in the technology, telecommunications, and media industries (Vodafone Business, Tata Communications, Motorsport Network and FCB Ulka), Mehul discusses what it takes to be an effective change leader across multiple scales and contexts.
17:05
April 11, 2022
Julie Hruska - Build Together - Part 3
Julie Hruska - Build Together - Part 3
Julie Hruska, named one of the top 50 most impactful people on LinkedIn, is a coach, speaker, trainer and leader who has made it her mission to transform high potential into high performance as she develops legendary leaders and high performance cultures. Besides her formal qualifications, Julie’s powerful personal story of successful change activation during extreme disruption gives her great credibility in her chosen quest. She shares candidly and insightfully about what prevents leaders from performing optimally and how these barriers can be overcome. Julie is also passionate about helping companies build vibrant team cultures to ensure that employees become enlisted, enthusiastic and empowered change collaborators.
10:58
April 07, 2022
Julie Hruska - Change Collaborators - Part 2
Julie Hruska - Change Collaborators - Part 2
Julie Hruska, named one of the top 50 most impactful people on LinkedIn, is a coach, speaker, trainer and leader who has made it her mission to transform high potential into high performance as she develops legendary leaders and high performance cultures. Besides her formal qualifications, Julie’s powerful personal story of successful change activation during extreme disruption gives her great credibility in her chosen quest. She shares candidly and insightfully about what prevents leaders from performing optimally and how these barriers can be overcome. Julie is also passionate about helping companies build vibrant team cultures to ensure that employees become enlisted, enthusiastic and empowered change collaborators.
13:07
April 06, 2022
Julie Hruska - Pivoting Quickly - Part 1
Julie Hruska - Pivoting Quickly - Part 1
Julie Hruska, named one of the top 50 most impactful people on LinkedIn, is a coach, speaker, trainer and leader who has made it her mission to transform high potential into high performance as she develops legendary leaders and high performance cultures. Besides her formal qualifications, Julie’s powerful personal story of successful change activation during extreme disruption gives her great credibility in her chosen quest. She shares candidly and insightfully about what prevents leaders from performing optimally and how these barriers can be overcome. Julie is also passionate about helping companies build vibrant team cultures to ensure that employees become enlisted, enthusiastic and empowered change collaborators.
11:08
April 04, 2022
Judith Germain - Free Mentoring Tips Part 3
Judith Germain - Free Mentoring Tips Part 3
Judith Germain enables business owners and organisations to improve their leadership impact and influence. Because when they utilise their ability to 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝗲, 𝗜𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗲, and 𝗘𝘅𝗲𝗰𝘂𝘁𝗲 leaders exceed stakeholder expectations, have engaged inclusive teams and attract the clients that they want. Since 2005 she has been defining Mavericks as ‘wilfully independent’ people. She believes that anyone can become a Maverick Leader and utilise their ©Maverick Drive™ effectively.
15:60
March 31, 2022
Judith Germain - Dynamics of Maverick Leaders Part 2
Judith Germain - Dynamics of Maverick Leaders Part 2
Judith Germain enables business owners and organisations to improve their leadership impact and influence. Because when they utilise their ability to 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝗲, 𝗜𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗲, and 𝗘𝘅𝗲𝗰𝘂𝘁𝗲 leaders exceed stakeholder expectations, have engaged inclusive teams and attract the clients that they want. Since 2005 she has been defining Mavericks as ‘wilfully independent’ people. She believes that anyone can become a Maverick Leader and utilise their ©Maverick Drive™ effectively.
13:60
March 30, 2022
Judith Germain - Put on Your Maverick Leader Cape - Part 1
Judith Germain - Put on Your Maverick Leader Cape - Part 1
Judith Germain enables business owners and organisations to improve their leadership impact and influence. Because when they utilise their ability to 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝗲, 𝗜𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗲, and 𝗘𝘅𝗲𝗰𝘂𝘁𝗲 leaders exceed stakeholder expectations, have engaged inclusive teams and attract the clients that they want.   Since 2005 she has been defining Mavericks as ‘wilfully independent’ people. She believes that anyone can become a Maverick Leader and utilise their ©Maverick Drive™ effectively.
17:35
March 29, 2022
Mike Sharman - Sometimes you have to brandalize to revitalize (Part 3)
Mike Sharman - Sometimes you have to brandalize to revitalize (Part 3)
Sometimes you have to brandalize to revitalize. Mike Sharman has been leading change in the marketing world by helping brands achieve virality for the past 13 years. Hear how the most recent documentaries on #Netflix, #tinderswindler and #myoctopusteacher, presented the perfect opportunity to lead two staple and traditionally successful brand leaders into the edgey bold new frontiers of parody, virality and increased sales - and all of this amidst the noisy over saturated advertising and content marketplace. Of course you also won't want to miss our new engaging podcast format - and Mike's Aussie and New Zealand accent as he slips easily into character of his former boss. If you are looking for an inspiring (often humorous) change leadership story, mixed with some great tips, tricks and insight, then catch our latest podcast release with the passionate and entertaining CEO and co-founder of #Retroviral, Mike Sharman - change cultivator extraordinaire.
08:18
March 24, 2022
Mike Sharman - Sometimes you have to brandalize to revitalize (Part 2)
Mike Sharman - Sometimes you have to brandalize to revitalize (Part 2)
Sometimes you have to brandalize to revitalize. Mike Sharman has been leading change in the marketing world by helping brands achieve virality for the past 13 years. Hear how the most recent documentaries on #Netflix, #tinderswindler and #myoctopusteacher, presented the perfect opportunity to lead two staple and traditionally successful brand leaders into the edgey bold new frontiers of parody, virality and increased sales - and all of this amidst the noisy over saturated advertising and content marketplace. Of course you also won't want to miss our new engaging podcast format - and Mike's Aussie and New Zealand accent as he slips easily into character of his former boss. If you are looking for an inspiring (often humorous) change leadership story, mixed with some great tips, tricks and insight, then catch our latest podcast release with the passionate and entertaining CEO and co-founder of #Retroviral, Mike Sharman - change cultivator extraordinaire.
15:34
March 23, 2022
Mike Sharman - Sometimes you have to brandalize to revitalize.
Mike Sharman - Sometimes you have to brandalize to revitalize.
Sometimes you have to brandalize to revitalize. Mike Sharman has been leading change in the marketing world by helping brands achieve virality for the past 13 years. Hear how the most recent documentaries on #Netflix, #tinderswindler and #myoctopusteacher, presented the perfect opportunity to lead two staple and traditionally successful brand leaders into the edgey bold new frontiers of parody, virality and increased sales - and all of this amidst the noisy over saturated advertising and content marketplace. Of course you also won't want to miss our new engaging podcast format - and Mike's Aussie and New Zealand accent as he slips easily into character of his former boss. If you are looking for an inspiring (often humorous) change leadership story, mixed with some great tips, tricks and insight, then catch our latest podcast release with the passionate and entertaining CEO and co-founder of #Retroviral, Mike Sharman - change cultivator extraordinaire.
17:11
March 21, 2022
Rob Floyd - Experiences, Cocktails & Change!
Rob Floyd - Experiences, Cocktails & Change!
Rob Floyd is the ’mixologist to the stars’!  His insights into the hospitality business have been seen on the hit show Bar Rescue with John Tapper, and his work with great restaurateurs and hospitality firms across the globe make him a must listen to voice in the industry. Beyond that, Rob has keen insights into leading change.  At a basic level, great bartenders understand people.  and as Rob describes it .. a great service experience is key to driving bar loyalty AND ALSO key to bringing people through change. In this episode Rob shares many lessons from the hospitality industry that translate so well to any organizational change.  The power of stories, the critical need for emotional empathy, the power of building loyalty … so many nuggets to help us all be agents of change.
39:57
November 23, 2021
Hannah Dasher - Thank God I Got Fired
Hannah Dasher - Thank God I Got Fired
Hannah Dasher is a unique talent, and her recent Half Record is a too-short vehicle for her estimable gifts. Her sense of humor and grace makes the songs spirited and elegant. And her gregarious and winning persona makes her an appealing and entertaining artist.  - “Pop Matters” Hannah Dasher isn’t simply an up-and-coming country singer; she’s also an entertainer. Like country greats Dolly, Reba, and Wynonna, Dasher has cultivated a charming and witty musical persona that looks to country music history. The big hair, the bell-bottomed jumpsuits, the cool swagger. Dasher is no stranger to The Hustle and the world of change. Man, ‘change’ is her middle name and ride that wave, she does. Dasher’s journey to success has been a long, tough 11 year climb. Not short of deep passion, history, disappointments and smiles. She grew up a child of ‘90s country, even calling herself the youngest member of the Alan Jackson fan club. “I hated to read as a kid so instead of reading storybooks, I would read album covers front to back, who the producers were, songwriters, and of course the lyrics,” she explained. “Alan Jackson’s lyrics really spoke to me because he was from Georgia like me, and he talked like I did, so conversational, I thought he was a badass.” After college, Dasher moved to Music City (Nashville, USA) and couldn’t make a living with her music business degree so she took a job at Bass Pro Shop which happened to be in the same parking lot as the Grand Ole Opry. “I lived in an attic on Belmont Blvd and slept on a mattress on the floor, ate bologna sandwiches and peanut butter jelly everyday. Her honesty about the hard road to “making it” in the music industry is refreshing and her determination is evident. She got fired from her day job for writing songs on the job but it turns out, one of those songs ended up being her first cut as a songwriter, a song for Brad Paisley called “Go To Bed Early”. And she tells the Change Cultivators how she is ‘so thankful she got fired’. Success looks wonderful when you have arrived. But what many fail to realise is the road it took to get there. Have a listen to how this fiery, self motivated powerhouse woke herself up every morning to say ‘Let's do this. Good, bad and pandemics. And let's make it count!’
32:47
November 11, 2021
Patti Sanchez - Words Matter
Patti Sanchez - Words Matter
Patti Sanchez says she always knew that she wanted to do something working with words. And as Chief Strategy Officer at Duarte Inc. she is certainly delivering on that dream!   Whether it’s helping leading brands create compelling communications, teach professionals powerful frameworks and methods, or speaking or writing books on the topic – Patti is truly a respected and sought out industry leader in change communications. In this episode we did a deep dive exploration of change communication ranging from how to leverage insights from change movements to breaking down the 5 stages of a change journey and understanding the leadership imperatives at each stage. Patti’s depth of research and insight into communication applied to change can help any leader improve in this critical area. Have a listen!
39:39
September 28, 2021
Leo Chan - Serious Play For Change
Leo Chan - Serious Play For Change
Can leading change be serious play? Can you help free yourself and your team to be more creative and approach disruption and change differently? Leo Chan is an expert on innovation, from mindset to thinking to culture and more. A graphic designer by early trade, Leo was catapulted into a long term fascination with innovation in his time at State Farm, and honed his craft by leading The Hatch, the multi-disciplinary hub of innovation at Chick-fil-A. Now as a sought-out speaker and a consultant / trainer Leo helps build innovators. In this discussion Leo shares his passion on creativity and innovation freely – covering a broad array of topics including the powerful methodology of Lego Serious Play, the Chick-fil-A innovation mindset, and how to create ‘safe space’ for innovators.
38:60
August 23, 2021
Dr Melissa Petersen - Using your DNA to navigate change
Dr Melissa Petersen - Using your DNA to navigate change
Dr. Melissa Petersen is a sought-out expert in thriving! For over 20 years as an author, speaker and thought leader in epigenetics and precision longevity, she's been connecting the dots, coaching experts and enthusiasts alike on how to unlock their DNA code and harness their limitless potential to flourish in business, health and life while looking, feeling and living their life optimized. She is the host of the Longevity Lab Podcast, author of the Codes of Longevity, visionary behind the 120 Collective for those ready to be ageless, founder of the Longevity Experts Network for today's top health leaders, is an advisory member to Heads Up Health Technologies and holds the position as the Chief Limitless Officer at Apeiron Academy of Epigenetics. Her clinical training and background include a Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic & Epigenetic Human Performance Success Coach, with a Board Certification in Holistic Health and a Masters in Wellness Leadership and Performance. Pair this with her past fitness and television career in the world of professional wrestling and you get a powerhouse that is on a mission to uplift, inspire and ignite people around the globe to express greater states of health, wellbeing and human flourishing. In this episode we spoke to Melissa about the role of your DNA language in navigating change, her new book and upcoming Longevity Summit (25- 29 August 2021).
31:11
August 11, 2021
Cassandra Worthy - Change Enthusiasm: How to Harness the Power of Emotion for Leadership & Success.
Cassandra Worthy - Change Enthusiasm: How to Harness the Power of Emotion for Leadership & Success.
Cassandra’s life journey – both professionally and personally – led her focus on helping people leverage human emotions to thrive and be positive when transformation, disruption and change comes along.  Her background as a chemical engineer, a successful corporate executive and now a sought after speaker and consultant helped her codify the holistic practice of Change Enthusiasm, which she has now documented in a powerful new book, Change Enthusiasm: How to Harness the Power of Emotion for Leadership & Success. In this episode we explored many aspects of Cassandra’s thinking and previewed many of the key topics detailed in the new book.
35:32
August 04, 2021
Jamie Turner - Speaking The Unspoken Rules Of Leadership
Jamie Turner - Speaking The Unspoken Rules Of Leadership
Business consultant, author, keynote speaker and TV commentator (as seen on CNN, Headline News and others!) Jamie Turner joined us to talk leadership.  Jamie is a student of leadership, and through his work he has compiled and documented a list of tips that any leader can benefit from. During our chat we focused on his newest e-book, titled THE UNSPOKEN RULES OF LEADERSHIP, HOW TO LEAD YOURSELF AND THOSE AROUND YOU.  It is a fast paced read and filled with great lessons, which Jamie says he has observed and learned the hard way -- through mistakes and failure! We hope you enjoy this energetic and fun chat!
33:08
April 22, 2021
Be a Game Changer
Be a Game Changer
Sophie Le Ray is an entrepreneur, an author, and an experienced business facilitator. Sophie is the founder and spokesperson for the WIL Forum, the first platform for businesswomen leaders in the Middle East and Asia. Based in Dubai for over a decade, she is the co-author of award winner ‘Game Changers: How Women in the Arab World Are Changing the Rules and Shaping the Future’, published in May 2016. Most recently co-founder of EVE list, a social enterprise measuring the state of gender equity in the workplace. She now lives in Europe where she advises companies on their D&I practices and regularly speaks in global conferences on entrepreneurship and women's economic empowerment.
42:22
April 06, 2021
Henna Inam - Leading with authenticity and agility
Henna Inam - Leading with authenticity and agility
Henna Inam is an accomplished business leader, a best-selling author, a sought after executive coach and a wonderful human with a compelling personal story of her career journey. We got to chat with Henna on her perspectives about leading in change. We take a deep dive into a number of ‘hot takes’ from her fabulous leadership books, Wired for Disruption and Wired for Authenticity. Henna has done much work to understand and bring to life how humans function and how that impacts leaders and is a regular contributor to the Forbes Leadership Channel.
36:27
March 29, 2021
Tommy Breedlove - Living Legendary
Tommy Breedlove - Living Legendary
Do you start out your workday thinking ‘I am going to be Legendary today’? Most leaders don’t, but our guest Tommy Breedlove thinks maybe you should. We got a chance to talk to Tommy about the thinking and perspectives he has built into his best-selling book LEGENDARY: A SIMPLE PLAYBOOK FOR BUILDING AND LIVING A LEGENDARY LIFE. To Tommy, living legendary is about living a life with purpose and significance.  In our conversation we talk about working in your ‘Zone of Brilliance’ and ‘Being a Pro’, building a Personal Mission Statement to serve as your rock during changing times, empowering yourself by saying NO and asking for guidance, and much more. Tommy’s energy and passion for helping leaders to develop and reach their potentials, as well as his personal narrative of overcoming obstacles and finding his way, provide great insights that can help you become a better leader. We hope you enjoy it.
29:02
March 23, 2021
Amy Wise & Meghan McLean - Shattering Stereotypes! Special Athlete Olympics
Amy Wise & Meghan McLean - Shattering Stereotypes! Special Athlete Olympics
This episode comes at change from a bit of a different angle, as we get to chat with two of the leaders who are bringing the Special Olympic games to Orlando, FL in 2022. Amy Wise, Chief Development and Marketing Officer for the 2022 USA Special Olympics Games and Meghan McLean, SVP Sports for the Games sat down with us to talk how things like the impacts of COVID, trends in Corporate Social Responsibility and advances in data and analytics are shaping the changing approach to the upcoming games. A key shift in their planning is the keen focus on the athletes, the true stars of the games.  Telling their stories, bringing leading-edge technology to the competition for them … Meghan and Amy and the entire team is focused on making the intense training and preparation of the Games pay off as they plan for a massive event with over 4000 athletes, 10000 volunteers, and over 125000 spectators in July 2022. Make sure to listen to the end as Meghan talks about the inspiring story of Chris Nikic, an athlete who recently became the first person with Downs Syndrome to complete the grueling Ironman Triathlon!
35:15
March 16, 2021
Neil Patel - Unlock The Design Potential In Every Human Being
Neil Patel - Unlock The Design Potential In Every Human Being
In this episode, we speak with entrepreneur and change maker, Neil Patel. Neil has a long history in tech startups and candidly speaks with Change Cultivators about the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur - what he has learned over decades of leadership and how he is constantly learning and growing - from his failures and successes. With his new brand launch (Kabuni) looming in Q4 of 2021 - Neil talks to us about how the world is rapidly shifting from 2D to 3D and how the mixed reality immersive metaverse is going to yet again (like the Internet) change the world forever. He shares with us his vision to ‘Unlock The Design Potential In Every Human Being’ and how staying razor-sharp to your ‘why’ as a business is what makes companies successful and agile enough to move through the constant change we are living in. A humble account from an entrepreneur that we feel is one to watch in the category-creating space of a brand in the world of mixed reality.
30:22
March 09, 2021
Vinod Kumar - Creating a culture for change
Vinod Kumar - Creating a culture for change
In this episode, we have the opportunity to speak to the highly respected Vinod Kumar - CEO of Vodafone Business and an accomplished leader in the telecoms industry - who has driven massive turnaround projects. Amongst other things, Vinod shares his insight and experience on: - Why he loves change - How he has been dealing with change in disruptive times - The role tech is playing in change - How culture will always eat strategy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner - The frog and elephant in the room Get all our updates on our Change Cultivators LinkedIn page Listen to our other podcasts on Change Cultivators
49:49
March 02, 2021
Designing your Thinking for Change as a leader
Designing your Thinking for Change as a leader
Humans. They are fascinating creatures and humans in teams and organizations?  Even more fascinating. Humans in teams during disruption and change? Now we have some complexity, tension, and possible volatility. Recently my co-host Rozzyn Boy, our producer Gareth Hosking and I sat down to discuss observations from our first two seasons of our Change Cultivators podcast.
21:41
February 18, 2021
Every Business Has A Story - Ellen Windemuth
Every Business Has A Story - Ellen Windemuth
In this episode we speak with Ellen Windemuth - co-founder and CEO of the WaterBear Network - CEO of Off the Fence (a leading global non-fiction production and distribution content company) - and executive producer of My Octopus Teacher (currently on Netflix). Ellen shares her insight and experience with us on how she navigated change in the industry since founding Off the Fence in 1994 until the exciting launch of the WaterBear network. Under her leadership Off the Fence acquired, produced, and co-produced over 6,000 hours of content. Ellen is a seasoned Executive Producer and Distributor and has produced over 400 hours to date herself. She is the Treasurer of the Jackson Hole Trust and a Board Member of the Wild Talk Festival as well as an Advisory Board Member for Realscreen London. Something Ellen spends a lot of time doing is asking people, ‘how do you experience life’? And learning how different people respond to different triggers when it comes to a strong story was something that every business has. Ellen also shares about the groundbreaking first interactive streaming platform dedicated to the future of our planet. - the Waterbear Network.
45:36
December 01, 2020
Style flexing & Human Centered Design - Carol Kruse
Style flexing & Human Centered Design - Carol Kruse
In this episode, we have the opportunity to speak to the very accomplished marketing professional and entrepreneur in both start-up and corporate environments, Carol Kruse. Carol is equally comfortable with consumer insights and creative delivery as with data and technology. She has been named #27 on Fast Company's annual "Top 100 Most Creative People in Business", Awarded Ad: Tech's Industry Achievement Award for pioneering contribution in Digital marketing, and awarded Media Post "All-Star". With over 20 years of experience in Digital/Mobile/Social marketing, Carol shares her rich experience and insights with us on how human-centered design and the marriage of Art (creative) and Science (data and technology) is where the magic happens; and where true business value is created. Coral is currently on the Board of Directors and Chapter President of the CMO Club and is a Corporate Board Director with Valvoline. Some of her previous roles included - CMO of Cambria Health Solutions, SVP & CMO of ESPN, VP Global Digital Marketing Coca-Cola, and Co-Founder / EVP Marketing RocketCash.
47:37
November 24, 2020
Delivering Growth In Challenging Times - Mike Anthony
Delivering Growth In Challenging Times - Mike Anthony
In this episode, we have the opportunity to speak to a renowned expert in the consumer, shopper, and retail marketing space, Mike Anthony. Mike shares his experience and proven insights with us around how he helps companies win at retail - building uncommon insights, ground-breaking strategies, as well as developing organizations and teams to continue to adapt and deliver growth in these challenging times. As a leading global speaker, author, and CEO of Engage Ltd, Mike has spent almost thirty years in the consumer goods industry, serving some of the world's greatest consumer goods companies -  including Unilever, Nestle, Coca-Cola, Electrolux, Sony, Samsung, PepsiCo, Glaxo Smithkline and many others.
45:06
November 16, 2020
The Comeback Story - Stephanie Stuckey
The Comeback Story - Stephanie Stuckey
Stephanie has gone from Miss Georgia Cherry Blossom to three decades of working as an attorney, state legislature and eventually Chief Resilience Officer of the City of Atlanta before taking over the Stuckey’s family business as CEO in November of 2019. She. She knew she had a fixer-upper on her hands. Since then, Stephanie has been learning from businesses that have managed to reinvent themselves after suffering a downfall and takes the time to share with us her experience and insights along her comeback journey. Stuckey’s was founded Stpehanie’s grandfather as a roadside pecan stand in Eastman, GA, in the midst of the Great Depression. From these humble origins, he built a veritable roadside oasis of stores that were famous for pecan log rolls and kitschy souvenirs. At their peak, Stuckey’s included almost 370 stores nationwide, a candy plant, a billboard company, and a trucking operation. They reached the pinnacle when family vacations meant taking to the open road in a station wagon and stopping at fun attractions like South of the Border, Wig Wam Motels, and Stuckey’s. Fast forward 35 years … Stuckey’s is still on America’s highways, albeit fewer stores (and many in need of some TLC). It’s back in family hands and on a comeback journey.
43:00
November 09, 2020
Asking the right questions - Joshua Reynolds
Asking the right questions - Joshua Reynolds
Starting as a criminal prosecutor, Joshua Reynolds is now a strategic advisor to executives at publicly-traded corporations and disruptive startups. He believes in the profound power of finding the truest thing to say in any given moment. We get to have the FIRST EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Joshua Reynolds around his recent research conducted on B2B Decision making in which Josh unpacks insightful findings around trust, peer counsel & business purpose .Josh has been a Gartner analyst, the CEO of a WPP agency, and the CMO of a data science startup. He’s worked with C-suite executives, in-house teams, agency partners, and industry associations around the world as a consultant, coach, and trainer. He’s also a frequent author, speaker, and lecturer on the topics of innovation, persuasion, and the human impact of technological disruption. He was named a Top 25 Innovator by the Holmes Report in 2014 for his creation of a persuasive storytelling model that’s now in use across multiple sectors in 10+ countries, as well as for his work with innovation hype cycles to inform thought leadership
42:52
November 04, 2020
Get Into The Flow - Doc Melissa Petersen
Get Into The Flow - Doc Melissa Petersen
As an individual or a business leader, it’s time to live a life full of thriving and flourishing. Break barriers and limitations. You don’t have to be trapped by the old, outdated ways of thinking that hold you back. Science has proven that there are real, reliable ways to increase your longevity and open the path to your full potential. TALK ABOUT CHANGE! From WWE wrestling personality to Doctor of Chiropractic, Board Certified Holistic Health Doctor, Masters of Science in Health & Wellness and Epigenetic Precision Performance Coaching. WOW! With over 20 years of experience in the wellness industry, Dr Melissa Petersen works with Health & Wellness Leaders and Purpose Driven Visionaries to get in the ring and go for the win - by more fully tapping into their limitless potential to thrive! You don’t want to miss this journey of adapting to and thriving in constant change as Doc Melissa share’s her proven experience and insight with us - sharing how to uncover and leverage your true Human Design and Performance Blueprint for maximum impact in your business, career and life.
56:42
October 25, 2020
Owning Change - Cassandra Worthy
Owning Change - Cassandra Worthy
Are you truly owning change? Cassandra Worthy certainly does and shares with us how you also can Transform Your Culture from Surviving Change to Growing Through Change From chemical Engineer to Change Enthusiast, Cassandra is one of the most enthusiastic and vocal change enthusiasts we have had the pleasure of speaking to. THREE KEY NUGGETS Recognize Your Change Signals During change, your people are inundated with high-priority messages from leaders. These messages may be conflicting, and require compliance without clarity. As a result, your people experience fear, anger, anxiety, and grief. Recognizing these emotions as ‘change signals’ is the first step. See Change As An Opportunity Change creates an infinite supply of emotions. The Change Enthusiast language, mindset, and tools empower your people to ‘develop a conscious mindset of opportunity’. They are now able to transform their change-stalling emotions into change-accelerating behaviors. Choose Your Better Change is constant. When people intentionally shift how they feel, see and act during change events, they ‘uncover a unique signature of resilience’ during turbulent times. As a result, they are able to transform the tension of change into growth opportunities for themselves and their organization.
46:19
October 15, 2020
Staying ahead of the game
Staying ahead of the game
Join us as we go behind the mic with Vince Thompson the CEO of Melt - a leading agency in the world of event and sports marketing. In this podcast episode, Vince shared a lot of the learnings that he has had through his 20 plus years as an entrepreneur pivoting his business in different disruptive times and helping clients such as Coca-Cola, NCAA, and ESPN all deal with disruption. He shared some things on this podcast about the world of disruption that's going on right now and all that's affecting live sports and sports sponsorships and how he leads his team to make the changes required in order to stay ahead of the game, sniff out new business opportunities in times of disruption and really pivot his organization to continue to be successful.
46:36
September 28, 2020
Seeing The Unseen
Seeing The Unseen
In this episode, we get to have a most insightful discussion with Alan Hosking, an internationally recognized future of work influencer, best selling author, and an award-winning publisher. We cover bus driving to pathfinding, classical music to jazz music, and many other rich analogies with great insight and depth of wisdom as Alan takes us on a journey - unpacking the human element of seeing the unseen and developing truly impactful leadership qualities. Alan is an experienced leadership development expert and has been preparing senior leaders for the Future of Work for almost two decades.
49:42
September 21, 2020
The Changing Face Of Sales Training
The Changing Face Of Sales Training
Traditional selling now has no choice but to fully meet a virtual world. The time for the old guard to gradually transition over to digital is over and being able to (almost) fully sell virtually is now a hard reality for the traditional sales sector.   John speaks to us about the changes he has seen in the sales industry over the past 20 years, and more so, how our increasingly remote world is changing sales even more into the future. He gives us some great tips from a sales perspective. Tips that apply to the industry as a whole as they are universal applications to managing change. Join us as we discuss: The keys to selling successfully in today’s climate, and, how many salespeople and businesses get the change in the sales process wrong.
44:05
September 15, 2020
Reinvention, Purpose & Passion
Reinvention, Purpose & Passion
In this episode, we go behind the mic with Paul Gardiner CEO of the Mantis Collection. Paul takes us through how they drove the constant re-invention of one of the world's most iconic travel and conservation brands. Join us as we dive into how this company bought into and were guided by a clear vision from an exemplary leader, how they made it their culture to be comfortable with constant change and shifting goalposts, and most importantly always operating with true purpose, passion and focus.
57:05
September 08, 2020
Think Different
Think Different
Duncan Wardle says that all humans are born with 4 distinct traits: creativity, intuition, curiosity, and imagination. And throughout his career at Disney - and via his keynotes and workshops now - he has sought out and defined ways to help professionals unlock these uniquely human traits. In this episode with Duncan, we explore the key change skills of creativity and innovation and exploring the stories and anecdotes from his powerful career.
47:34
September 01, 2020
Driving change in live sports
Driving change in live sports
In this Change Cultivators podcast episode, we chat with Mehul Kapadia, Ex-MD of the Formula 1 business for Tata Communications and now the COO of Motorsports network.
42:04
August 14, 2020
Positioning to adapt to constant change
Positioning to adapt to constant change
In this episode, we go behind the mic with John to ask him his advice on how to position a company to adapt to fast-paced, constant change. With John’s operational and technical background, you're sure to get some insights on how to steer a ship that is constantly having to navigate the winds of change through a, largely, unpredictable journey. Some key advice points to listen out for: Focus | The need to go digital | Embrace configurable software platforms | Take care of your people.
43:23
August 12, 2020
Embracing Disruption
Embracing Disruption
Embracing disruption is not an easy task for a leader.  Yet in rapidly and constantly changing times, it is required. In this episode we explore dimensions of organizational disruption, laying the groundwork for how they think about the topic from theirs and their client's perspectives, and setting the stage for the focus of the Change Cultivators series in the coming episodes.
19:54
August 04, 2020
Wow! Will it ever end?
Wow! Will it ever end?
Join Patrick and Rozz as they discuss putting the world of disruption in organizational context.
05:55
August 04, 2020
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