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Future Proof Yourself

Future Proof Yourself

By David Yeabsley
My name is David Yeabsley, I am a full-time trainer dedicated to future proofing individuals in their careers and developing professionals within the modern workplace. My aims are to maximize people’s potential and help develop their skills.

Join me for weekly uploads on how to future proof yourself and future proof your career.

WEBSITE: davidyeabsley.co.uk/
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How to Develop Your Facilitation Skills
I love the word Facilitator or Facilitation   What does it mean, it’s a Latin word to make things easy.  I much prefer facilitator  to the word Manager or Management, which seems to be about control and processes So try facilitation to engage, empower and to get people to step up and take responsibility and perform to the best of their abilities, and a bit more.  What can you facilitate in your work to make things easier for others to perform well.   Ask great questions Give some feedback Challenge people Get others thinking and looking at solutions Develop and train someone Set them a vision Explain the WHY really well along with the who, what, when, where and how  So less control and processes. Go and facilitate people if you have responsibilities in getting the best out of other people   What can you facilitate this week?   FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofYourself BOOK 2: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/DontJustRelyOnYourCV WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ PODCAST SUPPORT: https://anchor.fm/future-proof-yourself/support
02:21
May 9, 2021
If In Doubt Give It A Go
I have this lovely saying ‘If in doubt give it ago’ and have developed my career using this concept Often people I speak to about it this concept say ‘What happens if things go wrong’ Well of course things can go wrong but you will still benefit from the experience, why because you will learn from the experience and that’s the key concept of the saying ‘If in doubt give it ago’ Learning from your experiences.   When I started up my business in providing training courses for businesses, I had to do some work as an associate trainer for a very well-known training company. I built a very good relationship with all of the account managers who would call up me up and ask if I could run some courses for their clients. More times than not I would say yes even if it was a subject, I wasn’t necessarily totally familiar with, I just thought well ‘if in doubt give it a go’ and I did. I carried out the research wrote the course and materials along with some practice I was good to go and yes learnt from the experiences and I would say 97% of the time all went well. After a period of time I then had a totally new portfolio of courses I could now deliver with all the materials. Bingo.   Naturally, I didn’t accept topics I knew I could not deliver or wasn’t interested in the subject matter. Since those days and I built up my own client base with good relationships with my contacts and often they would challenge me with requests to give talks to groups, facilitation of   challenge groups and my answer would always be yes.  What can you say yes to more often?    FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofYourself BOOK 2: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/DontJustRelyOnYourCV WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/   PODCAST SUPPORT: https://anchor.fm/future-proof-yourself/support
04:37
May 2, 2021
How You Get Lucky In Jobs
How do people get lucky? Do other people get luckier than me? Does luck exist? Why am I so unlucky? I could go on with lots of other statements and questions and everyone has their own view point, having good luck or bad luck. I do believe you can improve your chances of luck FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofYourself BOOK 2: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/DontJustRelyOnYourCV WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ PODCAST SUPPORT: https://anchor.fm/future-proof-yourself/support
04:40
April 25, 2021
How to Write a Great CV so Recruiters say Yes
How to Write a Great CV so Recruiters say Yes  Your CV will not get you a job, but it will get you a interview for the job So how can you entice the interviewers to Interview you?  How do you get the recruiter to say YES ?  That’s the challenge  Your CV is a summary of your career and a glimpse into who you really are. It’s not meant to be a full autobiography of your life. The idea is to give enough information on yourself to be of interest to a prospective employer and make them want to know more and invite you to an interview FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofYourself BOOK 2: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/DontJustRelyOnYourCV WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/   PODCAST SUPPORT: https://anchor.fm/future-proof-yourself/support
11:08
April 18, 2021
Well being vs Work - What to talk about first
Well Being v Work What to Talk About First Managers feedback from my Remote Management Courses are saying that they all fee they have become better managers in terms of communication; 1. More regular team meetings. 2. Certainly more one to ones. 3. Trusting and empowering their team members has improved. 4. Delegation and being less of a control freak. 5. Trying not to send emails out of hours 6. Being more emotionally aware and really getting to know and understand team members All these are good news but one conversation we always have is about one to ones.  What do we discuss first - Work or Well Being? Well now we have everyone doing one to ones via video with the cameras on it is easier to gauge the mood of team members. The best question to ask is ‘What would you like to discuss first?’ just be human and ask  Make sure the team members know the structure of your one to ones and you are going to cover both subjects and they will continue to become more open. A manager did comment on one session ‘I ask are they waving to say hello or because they are drowning’ which breaks the ice with her team. Just be human and ask, ‘What would you like to discuss first, Work tasks or how you are doing?’ Remember you can’t solve everyone’s problems, but you can listen and understand and provide support. Have great conversations, your people will respect you for it   FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofYourself BOOK 2: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/DontJustRelyOnYourCV WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ PODCAST SUPPORT: https://anchor.fm/future-proof-yourself/support
05:05
April 11, 2021
PDR's and Appraisals [3 Tips for Managers]
Three Great Tips for PDRs and Appraisals A lot had been written in the HR press about how we should scrape PDRs and appraisals and most of our managers would cheer and their team members wouldn’t be far behind them. The concept is that they should be replaced by ongoing coaching. If only that would become a reality, we all know that will never happen. (This isn’t to say that some managers aren’t excellent at ongoing coaching) Plus organisations have spent millions putting their PDR and appraisal systems online so they are all automated and can generate loads of great management information.  One problem! The conversations in these reviews are still very poor so they generate very poor outcomes and data  Have some great conversations and don’t just do them once a year You wouldn’t coach a tennis player to the same frequency.  So this covers three great tips: Ask great questions Make the review your team members responsibility Make PDRS and Appraisals on going   Ask great questions a) What have you learnt about yourself recently? b) How have you got more involved and developed your comfort zone c) How will you continue to add value to the team and the business? d) What do you think of me as your Manager (how can you possibly manage someone and not know)? There are naturally infinite more questions, be creative remember, if a question isn’t on the form it doesn’t mean you can ask it.   The art of management is asking brilliant questions and doing something equally brilliant with the answers.  Make the review your team members responsibility  Remember it is your team members review. Ensure that they are well briefed with the process and the expectations of their involvement. They are expected to plan You may want to give them additional questions to prepare for and present on.  Challenge them to think, create, present ideas for their contribution for the future. Build responsibility and self-awareness of their abilities and how they will contribute to the future of the team and the business. NO SPOON FEEDING   Make PDRS and Appraisals on going Why do we do this process only once a year sometimes twice a year? You wouldn’t coach a tennis player to the same frequency. Giving feedback once a year, great stuff, that’s not managing that’s abdication If you want to have a great relationship with any one in life you need to communicate, share, discuss and plan. Take a effective coaching style to your management by asking questions all the time to build awareness and responsibility  If you would like more ideas on making Coaching conversations, One to Ones PDRS, Appraisals a success and a worthwhile event please do get in touch Otherwise if you are just doing them once a year, give up and go and do something else instead   FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofYourself BOOK 2: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/DontJustRelyOnYourCV WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ PODCAST SUPPORT: https://anchor.fm/future-proof-yourself/support
07:20
April 4, 2021
Perception vs Reality
Reality v Perception. Is the reality of a situation ever as bad as your perception?  Think about all the things that we worry about or that we get nervous about or even not looking forward to doing.  A meeting with clients or senior managers A presentation to the board A review with our boss A proposal that will win business A project that we keep putting off   They all play on our minds But remember back to the last time you were in a similar situation. Was the reality really as bad as the perception that you had of the event in the first place. Very often the answer is no So learn to remember and think this through next time you are not looking forward to an event.  I have done it before and get through ok and survived I can do it again so let’s bring it on and see the challenge as a wonderful opportunity  If you would like any further help in managing your perception thinking please get in touch   How to manage your comfort zone Challenges: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVwgNGZ6dg0  How to deal with imposter Syndrome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-yLqofP910  FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofYourself BOOK 2: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/DontJustRelyOnYourCV WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ PODCAST SUPPORT: https://anchor.fm/future-proof-yourself/support
03:11
March 28, 2021
How to Make Appraisals Effective
How to make appraisals effective and engaging for your staff members. Take time and ask these important questions to get your employees thinking. Prepare in advance and share your questions to them, so you do not get one-word responses. And ask those questions that might seem hard. A performance review doesn't have to be a box-ticking exercise. Don't shy away from a difficult conversation because bringing it out into conversation will generally harness better relationships and motive your team. Use this time to make an effective PDR and motivate your team.   FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofYourself BOOK 2: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/DontJustRelyOnYourCV WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ PODCAST SUPPORT: https://anchor.fm/future-proof-yourself/support
04:36
March 21, 2021
Why We Need to Future Proof Our People
Today I talk about why people in management, or leaders of a business, should develop their people.  FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofYourself BOOK 2: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/DontJustRelyOnYourCV WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ PODCAST: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofPodcast PODCAST SUPPORT: https://anchor.fm/future-proof-yourself/support
03:24
March 14, 2021
Buy These Books to Future Proof Yourself
FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF  BOOK: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofYourself  BOOK 2: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/DontJustRelyOnYourCV  WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/  PODCAST: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofPodcast PODCAST SUPPORT: https://anchor.fm/future-proof-yourself/support
02:35
March 7, 2021
How to Create Focus as a Manager
In this episode I talk about how to focus your team so they can achieve more, and work towards their personal development and company goals inline with the business. FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofYourself BOOK 2: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/DontJustRelyOnYourCV WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ PODCAST: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofPodcast PODCAST SUPPORT: https://anchor.fm/future-proof-yourself/support
04:37
February 28, 2021
Dont Just Rely On Your CV - New Book Launch
In this episode I launch my new book 'Dont Just Rely On Your CV'. It talks about all the things you need to do in order to successfully get a job and future proof yourself. Buy it today! https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/DontJustRelyOnYourCV  FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofYourself BOOK 2: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/DontJustRelyOnYourCV WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ PODCAST: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofPodcast PODCAST SUPPORT: https://anchor.fm/future-proof-yourself/support
03:04
February 21, 2021
How to Apply for Jobs Online
How to apply for jobs online and get noticed this year. In this episode I talk to you about applying for jobs online. How to successfully apply and get noticed for jobs online and best ways to approach the online job search. I cover everything you need to successfully get a job from an online application. FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofYourself BOOK2: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/DontJustRelyOnYourCV WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ PODCAST SUPPORT: https://anchor.fm/future-proof-yourself/support
23:51
February 14, 2021
How to Manager Your Time as a Manager
How to effectively manage your time as a manager. Often as a manger we feel we must be able to do everything. That is not necessarily the case You might be very good at what you do but you can not do everything, learn to manage or you will suffer.   Three important questions to ask your self on ever task you do; 1. Should I be doing this?   2. should I be deleting this? 3. Is this a good use of my time?  Be careful that you don’t become an expensive team member.  There are only 168 hours a week do you want to spend all of those hours working?   Remember: - You are not employed to do your people’s work. - You are employed to enable them to work. - You are not employed to do your people’s thinking - You are employed to get them to think.   Learn to grow and develop your people and create a strategy of succession planning in your team.   If you need further help in developing your management skills please get in touch   FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofYourself WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/   CONNECT WITH ME: EMAIL: david@davidyeabsley.co.uk FACEBOOK: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/Facebook LINKEDIN: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/LinkedIn
03:12
February 7, 2021
How to Deal with the First 30 Days in a New Job
In this episode I help you to manage the first 30 days in a new job. I hope you are listening to this because you have landed a new job, congratulations and I hope all goes well. It can be a bit of a nerve-racking experience starting a new job especially if it is a step up from your previous position. You may get what we call a bit of imposter syndrome, see my video on that subject to help you overcome any of those thoughts and to give you a little bit more confidence: https://youtu.be/w-yLqofP910  Why did they give you the role? Spend some time thinking why they gave you the job and if you can ask the right people that question do so, it is a great way to understand their expectations and what they think of you.   Fully understand the role and the business Now is the time to be asking all the right questions that you do not want to be asking in six months’ time so people do not say ‘I thought you would know that’. Ask away and fully understand how everything works and especially the financials.   Be optimistically inquisitive What I mean by that is ask questions to seek understanding of how things work and how processes have been implemented. So, ask ‘how was it decided that I would suit the business best’. Not ‘why would you do it that way’, which implies they have it all wrong. Take on the role of a business consultant and ask away and fully understand how it all works.   Network well Get to know people well and how they like to communicate, just business or more personal conversations. Avoid giving opinions and making assumptions until you know who is and what is in the business. Be mindful of saying the right thing, in the right way and at the right time.   Big impact Thank about how you want people to perceive you and act and behave accordingly. What message so you want people to get from you on the way you interact. Is going in guns blazing and the big I am or is a more subtle approach more appropriate.   Reflect on what you are experiencing Learn from the experience, absorb what is going on and give the new job, people, and the company time if you suddenly feel ‘is this a good idea?’ Keep in touch and network with previous people and companies you have worked with and always talk positively about them, it is a small world in business sometimes where everyone knows each other.   Enjoy the experience and your new journey.   FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofYourself WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ CONNECT WITH ME: EMAIL: david@davidyeabsley.co.uk  FACEBOOK: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/Facebook LINKEDIN: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/LinkedIn
09:34
January 31, 2021
How to Manage Your Comfort Zone Challenges
How to Manage your Comfort Zone Challenges.  I have always believed in the saying ‘If in doubt give it a go’ because there is always one benefit in doing something new. You will always learn from the experience. Which to me is a big positive.  In this episode I will explain some of the comfort zone challenges I have taken on in my work and in life in general. Some have gone better than others (my five minutes of stand-up comedy you can see the video on this channel, that first 80 seconds was murder.)  Like all of my other challenges I always learnt something about myself and how to improve and develop.  So before you start thinking of what new comfort zone challenges that you can take on. Take time to think of the challenges in your career and life that you have taken on and how well you dealt with them. Some of the challenges will have been of your choice and others unfortunately might be what were forced on you in life. But what did you learn how you overcome such challenges?  Take time to reflect and then think ok what’s next? What else would I like to take on?  Plus remember my saying from my other videos on self-esteem and confidence;  ‘If you have come outside your comfort zone before, you can do it again.’  ‘So if in doubt give it ago’   Let me know how you get on.
08:16
January 24, 2021
How to Make Sure Your Skills and Experiences are Up to Date
How to Make Sure Your Skills and Experiences are Up to Date   Making sure that your skills and experiences are up to date is the essence of Future Proofing Yourself to make sure that you stay relevant and of value in the workplace   As we have said before in this series of videos you might have gained lots of years of experience, knowledge and great results which you should be rightly proud of and those past experiences are valuable and important to you. But now is the time to be truly honest with yourself.    What I have done in the past is great but how will that help me in the future. Can I continue to do what I have always done or do I need to now adapt, change, and demonstrate an agile approach for my future career opportunities.  Is it time for some help and advice from your network and perhaps some tough love, who will give it to you straight?   An important question is to ask yourself is ‘Have I been keeping relevant and what up skilling do I need to undertake to stand still or more to the next level.  Do I have the right people management skills and leadership skills along with the right technical skills to progress my career?  Do I need to work on any of the following areas, I am sure you can add to the list: Commercial skills   Finance    Consulting skills   Legal and legislation Creative and entrepreneurial skills   Reflect on your journey to date, consider the various paths/ opportunities that are potential new options.  Or is it time to say, do you know what I would love to ……………… and go and do something totally different, why not. Perhaps a new direction, vision and very importantly a new work passion is what you need utilising your many strengths.  So here are six top tips to help you plan what’s needed in the future.   Due diligence on your future career. Don’t just think about it, research, talk, explore and make things happen in terms of ideas. What are my real strengths and skills and passions?   Exposure do I need to get more involved in other parts of the business to help develop my exposure and opportunities.  Recruitment consultants build relationships in your career with consultants who specialise in your field. Get advice and understand current and future trends. Would it be good to find job descriptions of roles that you would like to do  Network with key decision makers in your marketplace what and how the see future trends and the marketplace.   Invest in conferences to attend, we often sign up and think, I am too busy, they are an excellent  investment in yourself and your future, more you get involved more you get out of them.  Reading the right journals, again it’s an investment in yourself, organise your time to invest in yourself and get disciplined.   If you need any help, please get in touch.
08:07
January 17, 2021
How to Get Back on Track
How to Get Back on Track! You have worked very hard, been very loyal to the organisations that you have worked for over the years and given it your all, perhaps on hindsight you might of made a move to a new job opportunity  a few years ago. You have worked long hours and perhaps made sacrifices in terms of the well-being of yourself and of your family. You have kept your head down and just got on with it. You have put everyone else first and perhaps been a bit of a Martyr in the working environment.  Now the business you work for and the market that it is in is moving at a very erratic pace. We wish we could get off for a while whilst we catch up or press the reset button and go back in time.  Unfortunately we can’t do that and ‘it is what it is’ but, how are we going to make good of it all.  Now it’s time for action and not head in the sands and wish something will just turn up.  So here are Four Top Tips To help you to get back on track: Create some breathing space Set a contract with yourself on how many hours are acceptable for you to work and when you do that work. Is it not time to look after yourself and invest in you? Is there stuff in life and at work you need to let go of and focus on the bigger picture ‘You’. If you want to help others you might need to focus on yourself first.   Prioritize better    Focus on work activities that make the biggest impact to your end goal. At home what activities make you and your family most happy. Get rid of stuff at work do you need to get so involved in other people’s work? At home what drains your time, and you would prefer to do something else.  Ask your self at work should I be doing this? And is this a good use of my time?   Create thinking and networking time What do you really want to do for the rest of your career? Answer realistically, unfortunately the financial commitments will not go away. Ask for advice from your network, if you have neglected your network time to rebuild it and quickly.  What is the marketability of your talents in the current climate? What health is your current company in and the market in, how will the future look and how will you be part of it?   Time for action and decisions   What direction are you going to go in?  Is doing nothing an option? NO. Do you need to create more options and choices for yourself?  New skills, new experiences, big choices, or even some little ones to get going. Get out there and talk to people what is happening and what the future holds and work out where you fit in and make it happen. The first steps are normally talking and doing research.   If you need any help, please get in touch.
07:29
January 10, 2021
How to Achieve Your New Year Goals
Happy New Year to you! So here is the most important tip to help you achieve your goals/ dreams and aspirations for the New Year.  Wait for it  Give it absolutely everything  Be totally committed, Be Positive, Work Very Hard, have loads of Energy and enthusiasm and make people want to work with you and do business with you  There are loads of online programmes and videos on how to achieve your goals, but the number one ingredient is ‘Give it absolutely everything’ I have coached people who have wanted to; Become Investment bankers Be a top chef Find New Careers Become a paid actor Leave dead end jobs Run marathons Get rid of her husband!! (let’s not go there) Set up their own company Become a lawyer Earn loads of money (I will come back to that) To be happy Complete their studies The ones have exceeded had one thing in common Yes, they gave it absolutely everything They were positive, invested energy, totally committed, and worked very hard and had great energy and enthusiasm I was given the opportunity to coach someone who was starting out in their career and they loved the idea of working in the city of London earning lots of money and having the lifestyle to match Problem was. They did not want to do the hours They did not want to do the commute into the city They did not want to do the exams  Guess what - it never happened – I might be a good coach, but I am not that good, there needs to be some desire.  So if you have set goals in the past and they didn’t happen ask your self was I fully committed and did I give it absolutely everything So whatever you do this year – Give it absolutely everything  Happy New Year. Enjoy the journey and let me know how you get on.
04:34
January 3, 2021
Lesley Gold Interview - How to Future Proof Yourself
Today I talk to Lesley Gold. Lesley started her career delivering training courses and gradually moved in to HR. She now owns her own HR company which is focused on merges, acquisitions and transformations.  Lesley gives some fantastic advise during the interview and talks about making your own path and career, but always keeping focus on personal development and progression.   LESLEY LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesleygold1/  FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://amzn.to/30AbeSU WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/
15:26
December 31, 2020
Hayley Hockley - How to Future Proof Yourself
Today I talk to Hayley Hockley about her career and how she plans to future proof herself for the future. She describes her journey so far, and how she had the opportunity to travel as part of her job. A fantastic interview.  FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofYourself WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ CONNECT WITH ME: EMAIL: david@davidyeabsley.co.uk FACEBOOK: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/Facebook LINKEDIN: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/LinkedIn
15:33
September 2, 2020
John Timson - Future Proof Yourself
Today I look through their eyes with John Timson and listen how he has future proofed himself. He talks to us about his career so far and what is important to him. He suggests keeping relevant and staying current with the business you work for and the clients you support are some of the most important factors when progressing through your career.   FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://link.davidyeabsley.co.uk/FutureProofYourself WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/
21:25
August 26, 2020
Jessica Tyrrell - How to Future Proof Yourself
Today I talk to Jessica Tyrell about future proofing herself and ask her about her journey so far. She talks about her career development and how she moved around a few jobs but ended back up helping people through the company she works for.    FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://amzn.to/30AbeSU WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/
26:46
August 19, 2020
Fiona Brennan Scott Interview - How to Future Proof Yourself
Today I talk with Fiona Brennan-Scott about her experiences and journey through her working career. She describes herself building up from the bottom of the ladder in IT and administration roles. Fiona started her career in International Marketing. She describes how she took on too much being a first time mother and had to re-think her approach for her own well-being. She went onto open her own drama studio, which is now 20 years old. Her focus was on life skills and not being the best actor. Fiona talks about how she moved on from drama and focused her time on communication skills along with cooperate training. Throughout her career Fiona describes how she was always learning, developing and studying to increase her knowledge and understanding. Fiona describes how she likes to be prepared and know 4 times more details than she ever presents, and goes on to explain how this makes her feel in control of the situation and that if she doesn't know an answer its not through lack of trying. FIONA'S LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fionabrennanscott/ FIONA'S WEBSITE: https://bespoken.org.uk/   BLACK BELT THINKING: https://rebrand.ly/BlackBeltThinking   FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://amzn.to/30AbeSU WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/
29:33
August 12, 2020
Gary Mee Interview - How to Future Proof Yourself
Today I talk to Gary Mee, who worked in the civil service before moving to the learning and development sector. He now works as an account director. Gary explains how he learns and develops and tries to remove bad habits to better himself and suggests that saving earlier would have helped him later on in life. Being inquisitive is a key part of Gary's approach to talking to people and learning. He keeps one step ahead by learning from others and absorbing information in bite-sized chunks. Gary explains that he is quite disciplined when learning and takes a pragmatic approach to developing himself, but also grabs ad-hoc opportunities where possible. Gary explains that his company has an extensive learning program which he is part of, and has been lucky enough to be assigned a personalized learning journey, along with a personal coach. Gary goes on to recommend adopting a similar program as it has helped him so much. One of Gary's favorite sayings is "Plan in Decades, Think in Years, Work in Months but Live in Days"   FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://amzn.to/30AbeSU WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/
17:05
August 5, 2020
Jules White Interview - How to Future Proof Yourself
Jules talks to us about her career and her experiences along the way. She started out as an accountant and moved into sales a few years later. After gaining some valuable real-world experience and thriving as a sales person, she decided to start a family and at the same time, her own business.  Jules goes into detail about how she went onto Dragons Den and grew her business. This part of her career she found very interesting, she enjoyed the entrepreneurship but unfortunately lost everything. She went back into sales and started again from the ground up, now focusing her time on training and mentoring in the sales industry.   JULES BOOK: https://amzn.to/2NM5rlC JULES LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juleswhite134/   FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://amzn.to/30AbeSU WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/
20:47
July 21, 2020
Angus Grady Interview - How to Future Proof Yourself
Today I interview Angus Grady who focuses on LinkedIn Training magnetising profiles to attract inbound sales enquiries which convert to sales and to repeat customers. He does not consider himself a coach, rather a good LinkedIn Trainer which encourages Lead Generation.   FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://amzn.to/30AbeSU  WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/
30:46
July 15, 2020
Rachel Maunder Interview - How to Future Proof Yourself
Today I interview Rachel Munder who has had some fantastic experiences in her working career. She started as cabin crew then used her social sciences degree with young offenders. Rachel then moved to Thailand for 9-years. She continued to develop and progress whilst abroad and ran training programmes. When returning to the UK she worked as a weight loss advisor and then a life coach. Before starting her own business she also worked in networking, business coaching and developed her public speaking skills. Rachel now owns her own brand and focuses on female equality in the workplace and giving women confidence. CONTACT RACHEL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelmaunder/   FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://amzn.to/30AbeSU  FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/
26:20
July 8, 2020
Paul Debois Interview - How to Future Proof Yourself
Today I speak to Paul Debois, a managing and creative director for Apropos Productions Ltd. He talks about his strong connection to theater and how he has progressed by being a 'yes' man. Paul shares some fantastic tips to future proof yourself and develop in your career.  During the interview, Paul mentions a book called Sapiens. If you would like to check it out here is the link: https://amzn.to/2N4DyF7   PAUL'S LINKS Website: https://www.aproposltd.net/free LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/padubois1 Email: info@aproposltd.net   FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://amzn.to/30AbeSU WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/
30:57
July 1, 2020
How to Future Proof Yourself - Nick Forgham Interview
Today I interview Nick Forgham on how to future proof yourself. He tells us how he has developed over his working career and shares some of his own personal experiences. He has published his own book and is great in martial arts. An exciting interview full of valuable information on how he has learnt as he has progressed.   NICK'S LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickforgham/ NICK'S WEBSITE: https://www.nickforgham.com/   WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ BOOK: https://amzn.to/30AbeSU
21:35
June 24, 2020
Mick Docker Interview - How to Future Proof Near Retirement
Mick Docker tells us his story and explains where he is in his career. He describes some of his experiences whilst working and his next steps towards retirement.   WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/  BOOK: https://amzn.to/30AbeSU
23:20
June 17, 2020
Looking for Future Opportunities - Future Proof Webinar
This is one of my live future proof webinars that I host regularly. This webinar is all about looking for future opportunities in your career and always working towards developing yourself.   Visit my website (https://davidyeabsley.co.uk) or email me (david@davidyeabsley.co.uk) for more information or details on how to join.   Main topics covered in this webinar:  Create quality reflection time The art of successful networking Finding opportunities, is a fully employable position realistic and at what level? My industry and target companies, what will they be like in 6 – 12 months and beyond Am I great return on investment? Do I need to be more adaptable, agile and able to pivot? (More business Jargon is available) Don’t just rely on your CV   WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ BOOK: https://amzn.to/30AbeSU
58:22
June 12, 2020
Jane Martin Interview - How to Future Proof Yourself
Interview with Jane Martin. She explains how taking opportunities have progressed her career and some of the challenges she faced whilst developing herself. Jane made the most of the situation by tackling the challenge head-on but also rising to the challenge. She clearly has future proofed herself and taken advice but made her own choices throughout her career.    WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/  BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
22:40
June 10, 2020
Michaela Pinch Interview - How to Future Proof Yourself
Michaela tells us about her self-development, career and what she has learnt along the way. She describes some of her experiences and her journey. She describes her view of what self development means to her and that learning is sometimes best done through experiences.   WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
28:06
June 3, 2020
Michael Kirby Interview - How to Future Proof Yourself
Today I interview Michael Kirby on how to future proof yourself. Micheal tells us how he has developed over his working career and shares some of his own personal experiences. An exciting interview full of valuable information on how he has learnt as he has progressed.   WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/  BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
26:06
May 29, 2020
Mark Brown Interview - How to Future Proof Yourself
Today I interview Mark Brown and find out how he has future proofed himself. We discuss some of his working experiences. Mark talks about how he has developed himself and what he has learnt throughout his working career.   WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
30:01
May 27, 2020
Interview with Carl French from The Endless Bookcase - Future Proof Yourself Book
Today I was interviewed by Carl French on my new book, Future Proof Yourself. We spoke about the reasons why and how it came about. He also described how telling stories comes across as an engaging concept - something that I have based Future Proof Yourself on; my own stories and experiences.   CONTACT CARL: carlfrench@theendlessbookcase.com FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF BOOK: https://theendlessbookcase.com/e-books/future-proof-yourself/   WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
16:57
May 22, 2020
How To Future Proof Yourself - Vale C. Nicoli-Carr Interview
Today I interview Vale, a very driven and focused young lady who has good direction and goals to keep herself motivated. She talks about going back to study in the near future and continuously developing and leaning as she progresses through her job roles. A very motivating interview for anyone that is unsure how they could progress from their current situation.   WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/  BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
26:47
May 20, 2020
How To Future Proof Yourself - Interview with Jacob
Today I interview Jacob, a young YouTuber who is learning as he develops his skills. He tells us about his journey so far and how he has learnt how to edit and use the Adobe CC software. He explains that he has grown in confidence and learnt many new skills throughout his YouTube experience and is disciplined in learning more.  Seeing a young individual following his passion, developing as he learns and working on something he loves is a great start to his working career.  Jacobs Details: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfTsj730GL0dgOdhZizIyNg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacob_priddle/   David Yeabsley: WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
19:37
May 14, 2020
Nicky Pusey Interview - How to Future Proof Yourself
How to future proof yourself, an interview with Nicky Pusey. Nicky describes her journey and how she has been successful in the career. She talks about some of her experiences and how she came to be where she is today. A thrilling interview where she talks about some key things she does to stay driven in her job and help organise herself effectively.   WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/  BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
23:57
May 13, 2020
Ruby Mae Axelson Interview - How to Future Proof Yourself
Today I interview Ruby. She tells us how she has studied hard and become a lawyer, with the intention to go on and become a barrister. She describes her journey through the academic and law circles and tells us some interesting stories on how she has come to where she is today.    WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/  BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
31:35
May 8, 2020
How to Future Proof Yourself Interview - Harry Rice
Today's podcast is about how to future proof yourself as a new startup business. Harry Rice tells us about his experiences and what he does to future proof himself. He demonstrates and explains that networking has become fundamental to his business and enabled him to progress quickly. He has the right people to turn to at the right times. Building business relationships is not always about selling your business, rather communicate about your personal skills, your strengths, and where you could be of value to others. In return, you will build up a network of people who you can ask for help when the time comes. Its okay to lean on people to get professional or personal advice, but don't do it during an introduction or at a networking event. Find the right time to interact with people in a meaningful way and do not take anyone's skills for granted.   THE MOM TEST: https://amzn.to/2wU0H8I   LAGOM MIND WEBSITE: https://lagommind.com/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LagomMind1/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/lagom_mind INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/lagom_mind/ PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lagommind/id1389808999   HARRY RICE LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/harald-rice-77a164106/   DAVID'S LINKS WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS 
24:55
May 6, 2020
How to Future Proof Yourself Interview - Suzanne Izzard
This weeks podcast episode I interview Suzzanne Izzard, a trainer and coach on how to future proof yourself. Suzanne shares some fantastic stories and tells us about some of her challenges when progressing through her career. It is so interesting to hear about the books she like and the websites she uses.   Mindfulness Book: https://amzn.to/2JJ7jJE Suzanne's Scoop.It: https://www.scoop.it/u/suzanne-izzard WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS DAVID YEABSLEY: My name is David Yeabsley, I am a full-time trainer dedicated to future proofing individuals in their careers and developing professionals within the modern workplace. My aims are to maximise people’s potential and help develop their skills. I have a book called Future Proof Yourself and a company called The People Animators. Join me for weekly uploads on how to future proof yourself and your career.   ABOUT THE VIDEO: In this video I talk to Suzanne Izzard about how to future proof yourself. I specifically ask her how she has future proofed herself and ask her to highlight some key moments in her career to share with everyone. Suzanne shares some excellent stories and tells us how she is future proofing everyday.
26:22
May 1, 2020
How to Future Proof Yourself Interview - Margaret Kendall
How to future proof yourself, an interview with Margaret Kendall. Margaret describes her journey and how she met me on her travels. She talks about some of her experiences and how she came to be where she is today. A thrilling interview where she talks about some key things she does to stay driven in her job and help organise time effectively.   WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/  BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
19:33
April 29, 2020
Interview with Robbie Goddard
Today i caught up with Robbie Goddard who shared some brilliant perspectives on the working world. Robbie shared his approach to challenging and being challenged, some great advice to those who are thinking about their first role after education and the importance of remembering your notebook!    WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
29:38
April 24, 2020
Interview with Lauren Hines
Today i spoke with Lauren Hines, hearing about her working life so far and the transformation from university into the working world. She spoke brilliantly about the importance of feedback and her love for being challenged. I also particularly liked her approach to speaking up and sharing your good ideas!    WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/  BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
25:26
April 23, 2020
Interview with Jonny Parker
This morning i had a great conversation with Jonny Parker. We talked about his transition from education into the working world and touched upon his thoughts towards his continual personal development. He shared some brilliant viewpoints on keeping doors open and his enjoyment of being challenged academically in a fast paced environment.     WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/  BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
28:39
April 23, 2020
Interview with Matt Yeabsley
Today i had an interesting chat with my Son, Matt, hearing about his career and attitudes towards personal development. We discussed his drive to always be inquisitive, the importance of communication and the value of doing something you love and enjoy.     WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/  BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
26:39
April 23, 2020
Interview with Roman Christoforou
This morning I had a great chat with Roman. I found his attitudes towards always wanting to learn and his great level of self awareness refreshing and his great bit of advice regarding the concept of ‘fail fast’ very fascinating.    WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/  BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
34:00
April 23, 2020
How to Future Proof Yourself Interview - Adrian Priddle
An interview with Adrian Priddle on how to future proof yourself. This interview focuses on staying relevant by learning from your own experiences and not being afraid to move on and try new things. Adrian describes a few of his experiences and how he as learnt from his mistakes and accomplishments. He also describes how important his network of people are and how he wishes he knew this earlier in his career.    WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/  BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
25:11
April 22, 2020
How to Future Proof Yourself Interview - Emma Browning
How to Future Proof Yourself with Emma Browning. In this interview Emma Browning tells us her story and highlights key moments in her career. She identifies the best and worst situations that helped her to develop, learn and progress to become a successful HR consultant. Her story is really interesting and lots of people will be able to relate to the ups and downs through her working career. Emma talks about how she works towards future proofing not only herself, but her business, and what steps she takes in order to be relevant in today's world.   WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/  BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS 
24:21
April 15, 2020
How to Future Proof Yourself Interview with Sheila
In this episode I interview Sheila, a Marketing professional on her story and how she Future Proofs herself in today's world. Sheila has vast experience in growing businesses and knows the challenges that a growing business faces when recruiting employees. She tells her story of how she wishes she knew and had the experience of what she does today. This could help you to recognize the value in learning and listening and help you achieve faster than like minded people. WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/  BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
19:03
April 8, 2020
Be Inquisitive and Learn from Your Mistakes
Be inquisitive, it is great for learning! If you focus on your industry and are really good at what you do, you are probably already being inquisitive. It shows that you are interested and want to learn. By getting involved and asking lots of questions it will help improve your knowledge of that area and help towards future proofing yourself. By being inquisitive and learning from your mistakes helps you to learn in the fastest possible way. Its unlikely that you will ever do it again!   WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/  BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
06:26
March 29, 2020
Dealing With Recruitment Agencies
Dealing with Recruitment Agencies is not always the easiest thing to do. However, it is proven that recruitment agencies and head hunters work. If you come on hard times it may be worth considering signing up to an agency so they they can help you find work.   It may also be worth signing up to one of these agencies if you are struggling to find work opportunities. Many people will not do this, but it can be the easiest way to get back into employment.   WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/  BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
06:53
March 22, 2020
Anticipating Change at Work and How to Future Proof Yourself
Anticipating change at work is a skill that all of us need to be aware of. The modern world has changed from 10 years ago, and it continues to develop. We need to keep on top of these changes so we are not left behind. Cultures change and businesses get sold, new management direct businesses in new directions. Are you aware of the technology and changes that are occurring right now? Help yourself keep on top of change by being involved and asking the right questions.   WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/  BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
09:12
March 15, 2020
How to Future Proof Yourself in 2020 - Self Development
How to future proof yourself whilst focusing on your self development. Self development is particularly important in future proofing yourself, if you do not continue to learn, your skill set is likely to become dated and less favorable to future employers. Keep looking to better yourself by learning and learn from others in your current workplace. Do not assume you know it all as there are always efficiency improvements and new technologies coming out that you may not be aware of.    My name is David Yeabsley, I am a full-time trainer dedicated to future proofing individuals in their careers and developing professionals within the modern workplace. My aims are to maximise people’s potential and help develop their skills. I have a book called Future Proof Yourself and a company called The People Animators. Join me for weekly uploads on how to future proof yourself and your career. WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
12:43
March 8, 2020
Talking Confidently About Yourself and Reflecting
Talking confidently about yourself can be a hard task, but it is important to be able to sell yourself to your friends, family and colleagues. You should work towards building confidence and being able to talk about yourself. This is one part of how to be confident at work and in your career, as you never know when a difficult conversation may arise.   Towards the end of my book there are summary sections that help you find the most important parts of each chapter, so you can execute on them easily. I encourage you to take a look at this section and use it frequently to remind yourself how to reflect and support yourself so you can be confident about yourself. This will help raise your self confidence and help to future proof yourself and your entire career.   WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/  BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
04:48
March 5, 2020
How to Future Proof Yourself in 2020 - Networking
How to future proof yourself and use networking with professional people in your industry to succeed. This is the third video in a four part series of future proofing yourself. Networking is not about selling yourself at every opportunity. It is about building up a contact list where both parties can help each other over time. There are three key parts to this video; Networking within your company, externally and master mind groups, please watch the video to find out all the details.   My name is David Yeabsley, I am a full-time trainer dedicated to future proofing individuals in their careers and developing professionals within the modern workplace. My aims are to maximise people’s potential and help develop their skills. I have a book called Future Proof Yourself and a company called The People Animators. Join me for weekly uploads on how to future proof yourself and your career. WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
12:34
March 1, 2020
How to Future Proof Yourself in 2020 - Raising Profile
How to future proof yourself by raising your profile. Raising profile is one of the core principles to future proofing yourself. This is about selling yourself and being confident whilst you do it. You also have a professional responsibility to act accordingly so people perceive you in the best possible way.   My name is David Yeabsley, I am a full-time trainer dedicated to future proofing individuals in their careers and developing professionals within the modern workplace. My aims are to maximise people’s potential and help develop their skills. I have a book called Future Proof Yourself and a company called The People Animators. Join me for weekly uploads on how to future proof yourself and your career. WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
14:55
February 23, 2020
How to Future Proof Yourself in 2020 - Reflection
How to Future Proof Yourself. In part one I talk to you about reflection and how to reflect. It is important to take time out of your day to reflect on your activities and the things you are doing. Do you ever ask yourself what do you want to achieve? do you know where the market is going or how your business is developing? I also discuss PDR's or Performance Development Reviews, and discuss how important they can be to help keep you motivated and on track. My name is David Yeabsley, I am a full-time trainer dedicated to future proofing individuals in their careers and developing professionals within the modern workplace. My aims are to maximise people’s potential and help develop their skills. I have a book called Future Proof Yourself and a company called The People Animators. Join me for weekly uploads on how to future proof yourself and your career. WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
11:46
February 16, 2020
How to Future Proof Yourself in 2020
How to Future Proof Yourself in 2020 and beyond! In this podcast I talk about my up and coming plans for Future Proof Yourself. 2020 will bring many new and exciting podcasts to the Future Proof Yourself channel and this episode describes four of them. I am also launching an online subscription and will continue to be innovative and future proof myself. Remember: If you don't look after yourself, who is going to do it for you? My name is David Yeabsley, I am a full-time trainer dedicated to future proofing individuals in their careers and developing professionals within the modern workplace. My aims are to maximize people’s potential and help develop their skills.   Join me for weekly uploads on how to future proof yourself and future proof your career.   WEBSITE: https://davidyeabsley.co.uk/ BOOK: https://amzn.to/35M4UqS
06:60
February 8, 2020