By Mezzana Partners
Conversations on high performing teams, cultures, and what it means to be a leader in the 2020s. The Mezzana team, with their rich legacy of working in Olympic sport as well as with leading global businesses, pick the brains of highly successful leaders, coaches and athletes”
“I was the queen of destructive thinking!”
Emma Wiggs, 9 times world champion, 3 times Paralympian, double Paralympic gold medal winner, talks to us about how she’s learned to cope psychologically, prepare for upcoming challenges, use comparisons and maintain her motivation even now.
July 18, 2022
Holding on to talent as we emerge from covid and look to the future.
Gary speaks with two founder entrepreneurs, Jackie Salvidge, CEO of Innovate Healthcare and Alice Bagnall, MD of The Apprentice Academy to consider questions of how we emerge from covid, attract and retain great staff all whilst also keeping one eye on the future.
May 30, 2022
Leadership in a hybrid world
Top business CEO, Simon Grosse discusses leadership in a hybrid world. "We aim to have a true feedback culture that enables us to listen- to adapt quickly, but that no matter what we do by way of comms the chances are we could be doing more". Listen to the full podcast to find out how Simon leads this culture at FSP, that has just been voted #1 medium business in U.K. ranked by Best Companies.
February 22, 2022
Reflections from Tokyo - Sustaining Performance under Challenge and Change with Katherine Bond
The sixth episode is with Mezzana Partners' Katherine Bond, who reflects on her role working with ParalympicsGB in the build up to and at the Tokyo Paralympics Games. The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games were like no other Games in history - the uncertainty, complexity and challenge created by covid in the build up to and during the Games created a set of very unique conditions for all involved. Katherine, from her position working with the ParalympicsGB staff and leadership team in the build up to the Games, and then as part of the core team at the Games, reflects on what we can learn from the extraordinary Tokyo Games.
November 05, 2021
Challenge and Complexity - how collaboration is key - with Hamish Wilson
The fifth episode in our podcast series focuses on complexity and collaboration. We talk to Hamish Wilson, director of Wasifiri, a consultancy, institute an inucabator which aims to help tackle some of the world’s most complex problems, from conflict to climate change. Hamish’s has a fascinate and diverse background, and we really enjoyed hearing how he brings his knowledge and skills to working in high challenge, conflict and complex environments. He has a practical perspective which can be applied to problem solving in any sector and situation.
August 31, 2021
Essex TV Interview with William Winstone
Whats the secret to Essex's phenomenal success over the past 5 years? Mezzana Founding Partner and Essex Performance Psychologist William Winstone is interviewed by Essex TV William explains how he tries to give the players that extra edge whilst they’re on the field, as well as how the structure of the Club has changed and why he feels this Essex side is so successful.
June 26, 2021
The Future of Work with Jean Michel Orieux
The Covid Pandemic has changed how we work and live, and will make an indelible imprint on the workplace. What will the workplace of the future look like? And how should leaders approach creating a post-Covid workplace strategy? In this podcast, we’re joined by Jean Michel Orieux, an experienced senior leader in the hospitality, leisure and workplace sectors. He shares his thoughts about how the pandemic has changed how organisations think and approach not just how they work, but what they fundamentally do, and what the workplace of the future is likely to look like.
April 27, 2021
Creating High Performance Organisations with High Psychological Health (ft. Duncan Law)
A conversation with Duncan Law, Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has over 30-years’ experience working in applied psychology across elite sporting environments, including premier league football, rugby, and Olympic sports as well as the NHS, Social Care, higher education, and third sectors. Duncan and William are colleagues with the British Rowing Team’s Olympic and Paralympic programmes, where Duncan provides a systemic and clinical psychology perspective, and William is the Paralympic performance psychologist.
October 18, 2020
Leadership and Adapting to Changes Brought about by COVID with Darren Fergus
A conversation with Darren Fergus, MD of Sintetica UK. Sintetica are a Swiss pharmaceutical company specialising in regional anaesthetics. Darren has led the launch of Sintetica’s UK operations for the last 3 years and he shares his experience of leading and adapting to the massive changes brought about by COVID. He also talks about what he’s takes into leadership from his experience as a whitewater kayaker, and the new technological innovations he feels will be game changers in the next two years.
July 30, 2020
Coaching in the 2020s
On this podcast, we’re joined by John Anderson MBE and Gary Buxton MBE, two of the Mezzana team, both with an illustrious and varied background in a range of sectors, from Olympic sport to non-profit organisations. We talk with them about their experiences as leaders and coaches, the role - and importance - of coaching for leaders and what leadership in the 2020s might look like.
June 16, 2020