Value through Vulnerability

Value through Vulnerability

By Garry Turner
This is Value through Vulnerability, a connection-centered podcast dedicated to helping put the human back into humanity. We catalyse ideas, opinions & challenges around courage, self-awareness, vulnerability, inclusion, listening, trust, values, mindset & more. Twitter - @GarryIPCatalyst LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/ Blog - https://medium.com/@garryturner0
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Episode 96 - Jeff Ikler of Quetico Leadership Coaching & Consulting and Kirsten Richert of Richert Innovation Consulting
I thoroughly enjoyed my first 3-way conversation on this platform and it really added some extra value. We discuss education, innovation, leadership, culture, language, purpose and so much more.  Please find some of the key highlights as follows: - “One of the central, underlying themes of our book is the balance between smart and healthy. Smart is what we typically have a lot of training in. Yet much of our enjoyment, success and ability to pull off those things on the smart side, are really on the healthy side” – 06.45 - “What if you focussed 95% of your time on the people that you are leading and only 5% on the work itself, what would that look like”- 08.40 - “We work with leaders on the idea of having staff take greater ownership, that leaders don’t have to decide everything. Leading is me helping to develop you as a thinker and a future leader” – 12.50 - “If the leader jumps in too soon. If we hear from the leader too quickly around the table, people are going to pull back and say ‘why do I need to counter Jim, this is how he feels.’ – 17.50 - “If you want to stop a lot of people from emotional attachment to an organisation, talk about double digit growth. Over time her message changed to ‘we do well by doing good’” – 24.00 - “It’s a mistaken belief that as a leader you have to make decision” – 27.20 -  “It’s not just about smarts, its also about healthy. You really need both in order make productive change happen” – 38.50 Bios: Jeff Ikler has worked in education in the broadest sense his whole life – first as a high school history teacher, then as an editor, marketer and executive in the educational publishing industry for more than 35 years and finally as Director of Quetico Coaching where he focuses on leadership development and career shifts. Kirsten Richert describes herself as an innovation catalyst—she acts as a key to bring out the innate talent, passion, and wisdom of a team so they can make their desired transformation. She is the CEO of Richert Innovation Consulting, a firm that brings together strategy, innovation, and facilitation to help leaders spark change. Jeff and Kirsten enjoy collaborating together on projects. In addition to leading consulting and innovation work with educational organizations, they produce a weekly podcast on change management called Getting Unstuck and have co-authored a book being published by Corwin Press that will be released in March 2020 called Shifting: How School Leaders Can Create a Culture of Change.
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February 24, 2020
Episode 95 - Toby Mildon, founder of Mildon, D&I expert, & author of Inclusive Growth
I absolutely loved this conversation with Inclusion Architect and export Toby Mildon. In what was a hopeful, constructive and forward-looking conversation, we touched on inclusion, belonging, awareness, culture, leadership and so much more. Some key insights included: - “Diversity includes everybody. We need to make sure that everybody, every single person, is included and taken on the journey because it is only when businesses reflect the communities in which they’re based and the talent that’s around them, and the communities in which they serve, that they become high-performing businesses” – 03.10 “Sometimes I like to be sarcastic by saying that I will write the business case for you (D&I) when you write the business case why we should hire non-disabled people” - 09.45 “My recommendation is to use reverse mentoring with someone from a different background. Lean back, lean forward and step in” – 38.30 - “What three talking points do you need to give to your Chief Executive so that they are able to talk confidently from a podium about why diversity & inclusion is important to the organisation” – 04.40 - “(D&I) The business case is that it is the right thing to, we are talking about human rights. We should be creating businesses that enable anybody to work in the business regardless of their background so that they can come and contribute their best work so that the business thrives” – 09.00 - “My tip to anyone that wants to progress D&I in their organisation is to find out what language sticks within the business and speak that language in order to get your message across” – 12.00 - “The reason why I like co-creation is because so many organisations when they implement D&I it’s usually done from the HR department, done to people in the organisation, rather than down with” – 15.20 Toby can be contacted via the following means: Email - toby@mildon.co.uk Website - https://www.mildon.co.uk/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tobymildon/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/tobymildon Bio: Toby Mildon is a Diversity & Inclusion Architect and founder of Mildon, a consultancy and advisory business. Toby works with businesses to re-engineer processes and systems to minimise the impact of bias and build a culture of inclusion. Prior to setting up his business, Toby worked as an in-house diversity and inclusion manager at the BBC and Deloitte.
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February 17, 2020
Episode 94 - Laura Storm, Founder of Regenerators, TEDx speaker & co-author of Regenerative Leadership
I am so humbled and grateful to Laura for sharing such depth of wisdom and such hope in a challenging time.  This is a direct talking, insight-sharing and optimistic conversation, but please engage with an open heart and mind.   I am also grateful to Jenny Andersson for her leadership and connection to Laura.  “Once I surrender to healing completely, I slowly started to see progress happen.” – 05.15 -  “We see a massive collapse when we look around. Breakdown after breakdown of financial systems, human system, psychological systems, social systems. There is a lot of breakdown going in our world right now” – 07.13  “Start to explore with curiosity your inner emotional landscape. When we start doing that on a more regular basis there’s a whole new world that starts to unfold” - 22.20  “It is the reality of things that the way in which business is designed is, in most cases, for destruction. So how can we turn towards the intelligence of nature” – 29.30  “You get presented with life as a big competition (at school/as kids) and you need to win the race, if not you fall behind, and all sorts of bad things will happen to you. We have not created a life where we are celebrating our differences” – 34.30  Laura's TEDx talks can be found as follows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOAse2G_nmE - Regenerative leadership https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1oLAsy5mJ4 - Surrenderinmg to silence Laura can be contacted via the following means: Web - www.laura-storm.com  Web - https://www.regenerators.co/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-storm1/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/storm_laura Bio: Laura is an international thought leader and expert on sustainability and leadership and has spent her entire career advising global leaders on sustainability and building impact- and purpose-driven organizations, and movements. All have they focused on the global transformation to sustainability and they include the Copenhagen Climate Council, the World Business Summit on Climate Change, Project Green Light and Sustainia. Under Laura's leadership, Sustainia became a global mega-brand within sustainability with an outreach to more than 150 million people, a database of 4000 sustainable solutions, multiple state-of-the art publications and a unique partner network. In 2018, she founded Regenerators - a collective focused on teaching leaders from all walks of life about regenerative design, regenerative organizations and leadership and regenerative living. For her work, she has been awarded the title ‘Worldchanger’ by Greenbiz and is selected by the World Economic Forum as a ‘Young Global Leader’.  She is the co-author of Regenerative Leadership. She serves on multiple Boards and on the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network as an expert in sustainable development and climate change. Her academic background is a Master in Political Communication and Leadership from Copenhagen Business School. More about Laura here: www.laura-storm.com 
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February 10, 2020
Episode 93 - David Marquet, International speaker & author of 'Leadership is Language'
I absolutely loved this conversation with David who is the first person to come back onto the Value through Vulnerability for a 2nd time. Please fond as follows some of the rich insights and their timings in the podcast: - “The realisation I had was all of my leadership training was about telling people what to do; telling them nicely, telling them precisely, telling them so they thought it was there idea, but fundamentally about telling people what to do” – 02.45 - “First of all, I had to get away from this idea that I was controlling other peoples behaviour. We live in a world where we think that the way to have success in your job, is to get other people to do stuff” – 05.20 “I think there is a real limitation here which is they are only going to be as good as you, they are only going to be as proactive as you, and they’re not going to give that discretionary effort” - 05.40 - “just imagine if you needed to spend zero time managing people. You need to coordinate people, their efforts should to be coordinated, but what if you didn’t have to manage any of them, they just managed themselves.” – 07.05 - “It’s good people, trying to do the right thing, but with the wrong playbook of the industrial, playbook” – 19.10 David can be contacted via the followings means: Bio: Student of leadership and organizational design, former nuclear submarine commander, Author of Amazon #1 Best Seller: Turn the Ship Around!, Leadership is Language, and The Turn the Ship Around! Workbook, and one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers. David Marquet imagines a workplace where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work–a place where everyone is a leader. A 1981 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, Captain Marquet served in the U.S. submarine force for 28 years. After being assigned to command the nuclear powered submarine USS Santa Fe–then ranked last in retention and operational standing–he realized the traditional leadership approach of “take control, give orders,” wouldn’t work.  He “turned the ship around” by treating the crew as leaders, not followers, and giving control, not taking control. This approach took the Santa Fe from “worst to first,” achieving the highest retention and operational standings in the navy. After Captain Marquet’s departure, the Santa Fe continued to win awards and promoted a disproportionate number of officers and enlisted men to leadership positions, including ten subsequent submarine captains. Stephen R. Covey said it was the most empowering organization he’d ever seen and wrote about Captain Marquet’s leadership practices in his book, The 8th Habit. Captain Marquet is the author of Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders. Fortune magazine named it the #1 must-read business book of the year, and USA Today listed it as one of the top 12 business books of all time. He is also the author of The Turn the Ship Around Workbook, which is a companion workbook for implementing Intent-Based Leadership. In 2020 PenguinRandomHouse will publish David’s next big idea book: Leadership is Language. This is a re-engineering of the language we use at work and a new playbook for leaders. Captain Marquet retired from the Navy in 2009, and now speaks to audiences around the globe who want to create empowering work environments that release the passion, initiative, and intellect of each person. This bold and highly effective framework is summarized as “give control, create leaders.” He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and in 2015 was named to the American Management Association’s “Leaders to Watch” list.
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February 3, 2020
Episode 92- Brooke Erol, Founder of Purposeful Business, co-author of From Hierarchy to High Performance and author of Create A Life You Love
This was a beautiful conversation with my friend and peer Brooke who has dedicated the past decades to her drive to bring more purpose to the world of work. The upcoming #HumansFirst event in San Diego can be booked here -> https://humansfirst.club/the-sandiego-experience Brooke's wonderful end of 2019 article / 2020 reflection scan be found here -> https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/9-practices-can-make-us-happier-2020-ozlem-brooke-erol/ Some of Brooke's key insights can be found as followed: - “In my early 20s nobody was talking about purpose, but I still felt like I needed to know what I’m doing and how it’s helping others instead of just looking at my daily tasks” – 01.45 - “One thing that CEOs think that purpose is a good thing, but they never think it can also drive their numbers. They still don’t connect the dots” – 10.55 - “One of my goals and purpose is to increase awareness around this in my community. We want to have more conversations around this, but turning these conversations into execution too” – 15.30 - “The ones that have the most bureaucracy, the ones that have so much hierarchy are not nimble enough, they’re not flexible enough, they’re not agile enough to be going through all these changes” – 23.45 - “When you tie what you do on a daily basis to something bigger, it makes a huge shift in peoples minds” – 25.00 - “Vulnerability is to go and follow your passion and dream because you never know if it’s going to work out for you or not” – 31.00 “It’s really the smallest steps that we can all take that make the biggest difference” – 37.10 Brooke can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://humansfirst.club/the-sandiego-experience LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ozlemerol/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/BoErol1 Bio: Brooke O. Erol started her career at IBM following the traditional path she was given to be "successful". She quit her "great job" on paper after 11 years, feeling she is not aligned with it. She started her journey to find her purpose in life. She started her first business in 2003 (http://www.yourbestlifeinc.com/) to help professionals who don’t like their jobs and want to find more meaning in their lives. After being around so many unhappy people at work, she decided to help the organizations who employed them by starting her second business (http://www.purposeful.business/). She loves helping leaders create inspiring and purposeful environments so that all stakeholders are happier. She believes life is too precious to live only for weekends and retirement. She is the author of Create a Life You Love. She is also the co-author of "From Hierarchy to High Performance: Unleashing the Hidden Superpowers of Ordinary People to Realize Extraordinary Results" that became an International Best Seller in 2018. She speaks and writes about Leadership, Purpose-Driven Life and Organizations, Future of Work in the US and abroad.
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January 29, 2020
Epsiode 91 - Sara Nanayakkara, founder of Nth Level Consulting limited & Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator
This is one of my favourite conversations EVER!  Sara is a certified #DaretoLead facilitator having trained with Brene Brown after passing a rigorous application process. We discuss in detail vulnerability, shame, empathy, leadership, privilege, courage, risk and so much more. Some example insights shared by Sara include: - “It was a massive risk because the training dates are set for the year. There was huge risk if I got it, there was huge risk financially” – 05.10 - “Why is it important? When there is no courage in an organisation, when courage is absent, we’re able to identify classic behaviours that show up like back-channelling, like not giving feedback, like not having difficult conversations, lack of creativity, lack of innovation, lack of risk” – 08.20 “We can’t be courageous, we can’t be brave, without vulnerability. Why should we do it? The risks of not doing it are far, far too great” - 08.25 “I didn’t realise the extent to which it would change myself in doing the work” 17.25 - “When we get ahead of ourselves, we need to have a call that says ‘heal,’ to bring yourself back to who you are, to who you really are” 23.00 “I’ve had a 180-degree shift in who I thought I was and who I am now in terms of my ethnicity, my presence, my identity. You cannot out a price on that” - 30.50 Sara can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarananayakkara/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/nthlevel Website - http://www.nthlevelconsulting.com/ Bio: Sara has 26 years’ experience of design, facilitation, coaching and consultancy in the private and public sector on a global scale. Her approach makes genuine connections with delegates. Her facilitation style is grounded, energetic and engaging. Her coaching style is challenging and supportive; she develops rapport and trust quickly; skilfully using powerful questions to unlock her clients. Her consultancy is insightful, and her success is hugely due to her ability to connect with clients quickly. Sara has worked in 52 countries, delivering coaching and facilitating from board level to front line staff. She has designed and delivered various programmes in Leadership Development, Performance Management, Change Management, Team days, Personal Effectiveness Programmes. She is responsible for instigating culture change within organisations; she conducted a “Cultural Audit” of HM Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) which gained media interest in 2008. Other public sector clients include; Department of Work and Pensions, Business Innovation and Skills, Cabinet Office, 10 Downing Street, HM Revenue and Customs, Department For International Development, Ministry Of Justice, and Ministry Of Defence, Natural England, The Environment Agency, RNIB, and Royal Mail. Her private sector clients are extensive; Sara is imbedded in the training faculty at The Northern Trust and has worked with Lloyds Banking Group, Lloyds of London, Standard Life, EDF Energy, Barclays, and McDonalds. Other regular clients include BP, Qatar petroleum, Elsevier publishing, Infosys, ING, Danske bank, Morrison’s, Mulberry, Club21, Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, 3M, Alcon and Novartis, Accenture. She is a highly accomplished coach, working with FTSE 100 leaders. She was one of the first Dare to LeadÔ Facilitators to be trained personally by Brené Brown. Her favourite quote: “if you fail to make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate” Carl Jung
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January 27, 2020
Episode 90 - Aga Bajer, Founder of Aga Bajer & Associates, author, podcast host of The Culture Lab and keynote speaker
This was an incredible conversation that I was privileged to be part of as Aga and OI went deep into culture, leadership, courage, change, experimentation, personal agency, accountability and so much more. Some quotes from this brilliant conversation to pique your interest include: - "we are wired for choice and polarities" - "it is impossible to make a huge change and a major overhaul of these systems and world views.  The only thing you can do is introduce a tiny change and see how that system reacts to that" - “What is the smallest possible change that I could make to maintain the biggest part of the algorithm, change a small part, but at the same time have a huge impact” - “I think that we have way more power in our hands than we want to believe” - “The people that I consider to be cultural revolutionaries, one of the characteristics is that they lead from the heart and purpose rather than the ego” - “Culture is not just global, culture is very much local” Aga can be found via the following means: Website - https://www.agabajer.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/agabajer/ Bio: Aga works with leaders and teams around the globe to help them bring their vision to life. She is the co-author of “Building and Sustaining a Coaching Culture” - a complete guide on how to embed continuous learning in organisations' DNA. She is also the host of one of the most popular podcasts on culture, the CultureLab. The question at the core of her work is: “How can we harness the power of culture to create a world where people love showing up at work?” Aga blends experience as:  • a leader, in companies big and small • an experienced consultant • an executive and team coach • a researcher and an author • a podcast host and a blogger • an entrepreneur with her unstoppable and insatiable curiosity about what works and what doesn’t work in organisational and social change. Her approach is science and evidence based.  She makes the complex issue of culture, change and team dynamics as simple (but not simpler) as possible, uncovering all the crucial and fundamental forces at play, so that you can take the right actions to bring about the change you seek. Aga has worked with senior leadership of many major organisations, including the Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Citibank, Toyota, Porsche, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Leo Pharma, Hellenic Bank, Eurolife, Bank of Cyprus, Eurobank, Wargaming, Sanofi, Amdocs, SAP, MSX, Heineken, the European Patent Ofce and many, many others.
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January 20, 2020
Episode 89 - Magdalena Bak-Maier, Founder of MTC, Grid Inventor, Author and Productivity Expert
This was a wonderful conversation with any superb human who blends science and spirituality so beautifully. Topics meandered through include vulnerability, self-awareness, neuroscience, connection, fear, story-telling and so much more. Some example insights discuss during this conversation include: - "heart to heart connection in real genuine authentic presence with others saved time and created far better problem-solving" - "a lot of things can go wrong in life because we are too afraid to be vulnerable and be in a place of unpredictability of another human being - we come unpredictable" - "when we are seen, when we are connected, that generates slowing of the heart rate, it generates different neuro-muscular junction" - "when we sit in our spirituality, we realise that resources are not limited" - "isolation is the biggest punishment our nervous system could possibly endure" - "we don't value preventative tools yet. It takes very enlightened people to be going 'hey, I could be doing this before a problem" Magdalena can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/magdalenabakmaier/ Website - www.maketimecount.com Bio: Dr. Magdalena Bak-Maier: Founder of Make Time Count, neuroscientist, productivity expert, Grid inventor and human empowerment advocate. Longer Bio: Founder of Make Time Count Ltd, Magdalena Bak-Maier is a neuroscientist, productivity expert, Grid inventor and advocate for human empowerment.   She works with individuals, corporates, and teams expertly guiding them to operate at their best and on healthy terms by combining education, coaching, leadership development with her original productivity models.  Magdalena advises top research institutes in the EU and USA on creating effective workplace cultures. To share her work more widely she has written three books and facilitates open and in-house leadership development programmes and retreats. You can find out more about her work at www.maketimecount.com
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January 13, 2020
Episode 88 - Dr Tasha Eurich, New York Times Best-Selling Author | Organizational Psychologist | Executive Coach | Keynote Speaker
What an incredible start to 2020 this is. I was so grateful and inspired to be in conversation with New York Times best-selling author and wonderful human Dr Tasha Eurich as we discussed in-depth, self-awareness, vulnerability, leadership, emotion, feedback, experimentation and so much more. Tasha's free self-awareness quiz can be found here -> http://www.insight-quiz.com/selfquiz.aspx?z=0 Tasha's TED talk can be found her - > https://www.ted.com/talks/tasha_eurich_increase_your_self_awareness_with_one_simple_fix?language=en Tasha's book can be found here -> http://www.insight-book.com/ Tasha can be contacted via the following means: Web - http://www.tashaeurich.com/ Bio: Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. Over her 15-plus-year career, she’s helped thousands of leaders and professionals—from public company CEOs to early stage entrepreneurs—improve their self-awareness and success. Her diverse client list includes organizations like T-Mobile, KPMG, Walmart, IBM, and the Miami Heat.  As an author and thought leader, she helps people create sustainable, positive change at work (and at home) by applying the principles of psychology in a fresh and actionable way. In 2019, she was named one of the top emerging management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, as well as a Top 50 World Leader in Coaching. A contributor to Harvard Business Review, Dr. Eurich’s work has been featured in outlets like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NPR, New York Magazine, Fortune, Forbes, and Fast Company.  Her TEDxMileHigh talks have been viewed more than three million times. Dr. Eurich’s first book, Bankable Leadership, debuted at #8 on The New York Times best-seller list. Her latest book, Insight, delves into the connection between self-awareness and success. Hailed as a “bold, exhilarating take on self-improvement” by Success Magazine and a “fascinating read” by The Guardian, Insight was named a best book of 2017 by Strategy+Business and nominated for best book of the year by 800CEOREAD.
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January 6, 2020
Have Courage Summit Podcast - Deborah Hurwitz
You can access the free Have Courage summit here -> https://my.visme.co/projects/4d8e0rdy-have-courage-e-book Deborah Hurwitz kindly joined me as part of the Have Courage summit previously with 3 of the key insights that I took away from our conversation being: - Have 30 seconds of courage - Comparing other peoples outsides to our insides - Show up & commit to moving forward Deborah can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://www.productivityforperfectionists.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/MaestraHurwitz LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahhurwitz/ Bio: Using her signature P.A.C.T. System, Deborah Hurwitz helps creative professionals to break through the paralysis of perfectionism and procrastination so they complete the projects and goals that matter most to them.  Deborah is a composer, conductor and recording artist whose internationally acclaimed projects include Cirque du Soleil, Cyndi Lauper and the Broadway smash hit Jersey Boys.  She has written, arranged and produced music for television shows ranging from Sesame Street to Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing, she released two independent CDs as singer/songwriter Deborah Marlowe, and she's performed on The Tonight Show, The Tony Awards and twice at the White House. As both a career artist and online entrepreneur, Deborah has mastered the art of “single-tasking,” eliminating doubts and distractions to achieve remarkable industry successes, while honoring her creative self-expression and personal integrity. She now helps a tribe 10,000 strong to do the same through her online shows and Mission Accomplished(™) coaching programs.  Deborah is also an award-winning speaker and co-author of the Amazon #1 Bestseller, “She Made It Happen: 22 Inspiring Stories From Female Entrepreneurs Around the World.”
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December 31, 2019
Have Courage Summit Podcast - David Burkus
You can access the free Have Courage summit here -> https://my.visme.co/projects/4d8e0rdy-have-courage-e-book David Burkus kindly joined me as part of the Have Courage summit previously with 3 of the key insights that I took away from our conversation being: - Courageous sharing - Going first with trust - Diverse networks David can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://davidburkus.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/davidburkus LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidburkus/ Bio: David Burkus is a best-selling author, a sought-after speaker, and associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University. His newest book, Friend of a Friend, offers readers a new perspective on how to grow their networks and build key connections—one based on the science of human behaviour, not rote networking advice. He’s delivered keynotes to the leaders of Fortune 500 companies and the future leaders of the United States Naval Academy. His TED talk has been viewed over 1.9 million times and he is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review.
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December 30, 2019
Have Courage Summit Podcast - Whitney Johnson
You can access the free Have Courage summit here -> https://my.visme.co/projects/4d8e0rdy-have-courage-e-book Whitney Johnson kindly joined me as part of the Have Courage summit previously with 3 of the key insights that I took away from our conversation being: - Disrupting yourself takes courage - The S-Curve of learning - Evaluate the positive and negative emotions of jumping Whitney can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://whitneyjohnson.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/johnsonwhitney LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/whitneyjohnson/ Bio: Whitney Johnson is the CEO of boutique consultancy WLJ Advisors and one of the fifty leading business thinkers in the world as named by Thinkers50––an expert on helping high-growth organizations develop high-growth individuals. Whitney is an award-winning author, world-class keynote speaker, frequent lecturer for Harvard Business School’s Executive Education, and an executive coach and adviser to CEOs. She has over 1.7 million followers on LinkedIn, where she was selected as a Top Voice in 2018, and her course “The Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship” has been viewed more than one million times. In 2019, she was ranked by Thinkers50 as one of eight finalists in the Leadership category and placed #3 on the Global Gurus’ list of Top 30 Organizational Culture Professionals. In 2017, she was selected from more than 16,000 candidates for Dr. Marshall Goldsmith’s 15 (now 100) Coaches program. An innovation and disruption theorist, Whitney is the author of the bestselling Build an A-Team (Harvard Business Press, 2018), a Financial Times and 800-CEO-READ Book of the Month, and Disrupt Yourself (Harvard Business Press, 2019), which Publisher’s Weekly called “Savvy . . . often counterintuitive . . . superb.” In her books, she codifies her Personal Disruption and S Curve of Learning frameworks for developing high-growth individuals and organizations. Whitney was the cofounder of the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen, through which they invested in and led the $8 million seed round for South Korea’s Coupang, currently valued at more than $9 billion. She was involved in fund formation, capital raising, and the development of the fund’s strategy. As a former award-winning Wall Street stock analyst, Whitney understands momentum and growth. She was an Institutional Investor–ranked equity research analyst for eight consecutive years, rated by Starmine as a superior stock-picker. As an equity analyst, stocks under coverage included America Movil (NYSE: AMX), Televisa (NYSE: TV) and Telmex (NYSE: TMX), which accounted for roughly 40% of Mexico's market capitalization. Whitney hosts the weekly Disrupt Yourself podcast, publishes a popular weekly newsletter, and she is married with two children. For more information please visit www.whitneyjohnson.com.
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December 29, 2019
Have Courage Summit Podcast - Richard Gerver
You can access the free Have Courage summit here -> https://my.visme.co/projects/4d8e0rdy-have-courage-e-book Richard Gerver kindly joined me as part of the Have Courage summit previously with 3 of the key insights that I took away from our conversation being: - Insight from Barack Obama - Curiosity & courage - Self-compassion & vulnerability Richard can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://www.richardgerver.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/richardgerver LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-gerver-2455913/ Bio: Richard Gerver has been described as one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation. He is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author and world-renowned thinker. Richard began his career in education, most notably as headmaster of the failing Grange Primary School. In just two years, famously transformed into one of the most acclaimed learning environments in the world. He was celebrated by UNESCO and the UK Government for its incredible turnaround. Richard has since transitioned to the global stage where he uses his trademark humour and natural style to deliver passionate, provocative and authentic speeches. He draws upon the first-hand experiences and unique insights garnered from frontline education to explore the links between great leadership, human potential, change and innovation. His ability to connect experiences across many seemingly different environments helps people to expand their thinking and perception of potential. It is this authenticity and uniqueness which has helped Richard win him global acclaim and invitations to speak on the most recognised stages, including TED, the RSA and BBC radio.
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December 28, 2019
Have Courage Summit Podcast - Heather Hanson-Wickman
You can access the free Have Courage summit here -> https://my.visme.co/projects/4d8e0rdy-have-courage-e-book Heather Hanson-Wickman kindly joined me as part of the Have Courage summit previously with 3 of the key insights that I took away from our conversation being: - Practice vulnerability - Remove more of your work masks - Self-compassion & vulnerability Heather can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://www.untetheredconsulting.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/untetheredco LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/heatherwickmanphd/ Bio: I live to power the evolution of organizations, one leader at a time.  Unfortunately, pervasive suffering is present in most traditional organizations at statistically alarming rates. This causes incredible financial costs as well as immense hardship for both individuals and our collective wellbeing. My passion revolves around the cure. Evolved Leadership. I’ve worked with many of the most prominent healthcare organizations to help leaders evolve from the outdated management paradigm and move ahead of the competition by upgrading organizational beliefs, practices, and culture. It's time to replace fear with love. Heather has a bachelor’s in human resource development, a master’s in human resources and industrial relations, and a PhD in organizational systems. She has an unending passion for supporting leaders as they transition to conscious, flexible, adaptable, and innovative ways of work. She has witnessed profound transformation in organizational leaders across the C-Suite. Find out more at UntetheredConsulting.com.
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December 27, 2019
Have Courage Summit Podcast - Traci Fenton
You can access the free Have Courage summit here -> https://my.visme.co/projects/4d8e0rdy-have-courage-e-book Traci Fenton kindly joined me as part of the Have Courage summit previously with 3 of the key insights that I took away from our conversation being: - Self-worth vs net worth - The power question - Living your purpose Traci can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://www.worldblu.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/tracifenton LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracilfenton/ Bio: Traci Fenton is the Founder and CEO of WorldBlu®, as well as a globally recognized speaker, researcher, writer, and transformational coach and has worked with leaders from small to Fortune 500 companies in over 80 countries worldwide teaching the Freedom at Work™ method. Traci frequently addresses audiences globally and has shared her message with individuals at diverse conferences and organizations such as South by Southwest, Harvard University, Yale University, the CIA, Yahoo, the US Naval Academy, and at TEDx. Traci and WorldBlu have been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, Inc., BusinessWeek, US News & World Report, BBC, NPR and dozens of other media outlets around the world as well as in over three dozen books. Traci was recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as a “Top 50 Leadership Thinker,” and the “Game Changer” award for “outstanding results in shaping the world.”
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December 26, 2019
Have Courage Summit Podcast - Tiphanie Jamison
You can access the free Have Courage summit here -> https://my.visme.co/projects/4d8e0rdy-have-courage-e-book Tiphanie Jamison kindly joined me as part of the Have Courage summit previously with 3 of the key insights that I took away from our conversation being: - Creation over Competition - Role model courage - Challenging the status quo Tiphanie can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://tiphaniejamison.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/TiphanieJamEsq LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiphaniejamison/ Bio: Hey There! Tiphanie Jamison, here, the YAY Revenue Radical…Holder of the #1 Spot on Google, Best-Selling Author, Attorney, Big Smiling Expat and Software Developer… My clients call me, “The Monetizer Bunny”, … but my biz philosophy is simple- “Never Compete Create”… Generate Revenue WHILE Building Authority and Differentiation aka… be R.A.D.™-- Multiple Streams of Cash Flow and Wealth By Creating an Unduplicatable Category of 1 for Which YOU ARE the Immediate and Only Authority-Harnessing the Power of 2 Proven, Psychological Principles + Leverage+ Automation; It’s not about visibility it’s about MEMORABILITY and I share with those of you bold + crazy enough to differentiate themselves WHILE building cash flow how they can literally stop sounding like everyone else without doing major surgery to your business through capturing the buying brains of your prospects, no shams, or yuck required in hours not months, weeks or years 🤩… Who doesn’t love Win/Win income, staying true to yourself and solving problems, all with your self-respect intact- no BS or hype required? Good Biz Karma is real, so be real and make loads of money by giving loads of actual value! She is the creator of the definitive unique selling proposition indicator test at https://TheYayKey.com
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December 24, 2019
Have Courage Summit Podcast - Kenny Marmarella D' Cruz
You can access the free Have Courage summit here -> https://my.visme.co/projects/4d8e0rdy-have-courage-e-book Kenny Marmerella D’ Cruz kindly joined me as part of the Have Courage summit previously with 3 of the key insights that I took away from our conversation being: - Self-acceptance - Setting boundaries - Truly feel your feelings Kenny can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://www.kennydcruz.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/KennyDCruz LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kennydcruz/ Bio: Kenny is “The Man Whisperer" (Newsweek) who helps men achieve their life, relationship and career goals. He facilitates workshops, works privately with individuals and partners, has held men’s groups for sixteen years and trains men, women, therapists, coaches - anyone who wants to communicate better with men, to hold safe, conscious spaces to allow men to be heard and turn around their lives. Kenny’s incredible life journey has taken him from refugee camps, through overcoming OCD and mental health issues, to working with Mother Teresa and taking part in danger sports all over the world. Turning around his own traumas and dramas has enabled him to meet men where they are and facilitate life-changing shifts in perspective and life. He loves sharing his tools to help others consciously embody their potential and meet all of life's challenges.
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December 23, 2019
Have Courage Summit Podcast - Kimberly Davis
You can access the free Have Courage summit here -> https://my.visme.co/projects/4d8e0rdy-have-courage-e-book Kimberly Davis kindly joined me as part of the Have Courage summit previously with 3 of the key insights that I took away from our conversation being: - Have integrity with yourself - We have choices - It is not 'all or nothing' Kimberly can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberlydavisonstage/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/OnStageKimberly LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberlydavisonstage/ Bio: An expert on authentic leadership, Kimberly Davis shares her inspirational message of personal power, responsibility, and impact with organizations across the country and teaches leadership programs world-wide; most notably, her program “OnStage Leadership” which runs in NYC and Dallas, TX.  Additionally, Kimberly teaches Authentic Influence and Executive Presence for Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Cox School of Business' Executive Education Program, and teaches for the Bush Institute's Women's Initiative Fellowship program (empowering female leaders from the middle east) and for the National Hispanic Corporate Council. Kimberly is a TEDx speaker and her new book, Brave Leadership:  Unleash Your Most Confident, Authentic, and Powerful Self to Get the Results You Need, which has been named as the number one book to read in Inc. Magazine’s “The 12 Most Impactful Books to Read in 2018,” with a cover-endorsement by best-selling author Daniel Pink, is available at all on-line and brick-and-mortar bookstores everywhere.
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December 22, 2019
Have Courage Summit Podcast - Peter Bregman
You can access the free Have Courage summit here -> https://my.visme.co/projects/4d8e0rdy-have-courage-e-book Peter Bregman kindly joined me as part of the Have Courage summit previously with 3 of the key insights that I took away from our conversation being: - the stuff that you do that is important is scary - be willing to 'feel' everything - believe that you and everybody else is great Peter can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://bregmanpartners.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/peterbregman LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterbregman/ Bio: Peter Bregman is CEO of Bregman Partners, a company that helps senior leaders and teams work more effectively together to achieve the company’s most critical business results. For over 30 years, he has helped leaders develop their leadership skills, build aligned, collaborative teams, and overcome obstacles to drive results for their organizations. He has implemented his proprietary solutions with CEOs and senior leaders in many of the world’s premier organizations, including Allianz, Citibank, FEI, Clear Channel, and Pearson, among many others. Best-selling author of 4 books including 18 Minutes and Leading with Emotional Courage, he is the host of the Bregman Leadership Podcast. He can be reached at pbregman@bregmanpartners.com or www.bregmanpartners.com
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December 21, 2019
Have Courage Summit Podcast - Debra Ruh
You can access the free Have Courage summit here -> https://my.visme.co/projects/4d8e0rdy-have-courage-e-book Debra's book Inclusion Branding is an amazing read and can be found here -> https://www.ruhglobal.com/inclusion-branding/ Debra Ruh kindly joined me as part of the Have Courage summit previously with 3 of the key insights that I took away from our conversation being: - Look behind ones label/title - Celebrating who we are - Be a creator and not just consumer of content Debra can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://www.ruhglobal.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/debraruh LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/debraruh/ Bio: Ruh Global is a Strategic Consulting Firm that specializes in Disability Inclusion, Accessibility & the Aging Marketplace, ICT & Built Barriers Accessibility, Inclusive Design, Unconcious Bias, WomenInTech, SDGs, CRPD, ADA, Section 508, and Digital Inclusion. Ruh Global is proud to work with governments to help implement the UN Convention of the Rights or People with Disabilities (UN #CRPD) and the UN SDGs. We help multi-national corporations navigate the intersection between ADA, CRPD, SDGs, and National Laws like Section 503, 504 and 508. We provide strategic leadership to organizations all over the world supporting Global Disability Inclusion and ICT Accessibility. Our Solutions include: • Disability Inclusion and Accessibility Strategies • Disability People Organization (DPO) Strategies and Training • Implementation and Program Development • Outreach and Marketing Communications • Research and Focus Groups • Policy Development and Standards Initiatives • Social Media and Digital Media Strategies • Stakeholder Strategies and Training • SDGs, Impact Investing, and Digital Inclusion
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December 20, 2019
Have Courage Summit Podcast - David McGlennen
You can access the free Have Courage summit here -> https://my.visme.co/projects/4d8e0rdy-have-courage-e-book David McGlennen kindly joined me as part of the Have Courage summit previously with 3 of the key insights that I took away from our conversation being: - Get comfortable being uncomfortable - Invest in yourself - The power of intentionality David can be contacted via the following means: Twitter - https://twitter.com/DavidMcGlennen LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidmcglennen/ Bio: Prior to starting Impact Leadership Consulting LLC, David spent over 30 years in the insurance and employee benefits industry as a general agent, broker/consultant, and wellness compliance expert.   He has been part of several entrepreneurial endeavors including Bravo Wellness LLC where he was Vice President Business Development.  Bravo went from startup to first round funding in 5 years and he was instrumental in driving their explosive sales growth. David formed his company in 2015 and is a certified John Maxwell Team executive coach and High Performing Culture consultant. Bravo Wellness LLC was his first corporate client. He helps leaders adopt thought habits that empower them to achieve higher-reaching Strategic Visions, accelerate business growth and promote cultures of successful people while generating more time to meaningfully pursue personal values. He has trained leaders around the world including within foreign governments, business and medical leaders in Paraguay and has shared the stage with John C. Maxwell while in South America.  He has been married for 29 years and a father of five children living in the Pittsburgh region. David is a “recovering triathlete” and loves an active and healthy lifestyle.
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December 19, 2019
Have Courage Summit Podcast - Claude Silver
You can access the free Have Courage summit here -> https://my.visme.co/projects/4d8e0rdy-have-courage-e-book Claude Silver kindly joined me as part of the Have Courage summit previously with 3 of the key insights that I took away from our conversation being: - Removing limiting beliefs - Backing one’s self - Big & little courage Claude can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://vaynermedia.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/claudesilver LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/casilver/ Bio: Claude is an emotional optimist, coach, manager, and mentor. As the first ever Chief Heart Officer at Vayner Media, she works for 800 Humans and is in touch with the heartbeat of every single person in the company.
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December 18, 2019
Have Courage Summit Podcast - Paul McGregor
You can access the free Have Courage summit here -> https://my.visme.co/projects/4d8e0rdy-have-courage-e-book Paul McGregor kindly joined me as part of the Have Courage summit previously with 3 of the key insights that I took away from our conversation being: - Vulnerability as a strength - Looking past materialism - Your definitions of happiness Paul can be contacted via the following means: Website - http://www.pmcgregor.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/pmcgregorcom LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/pmcgregorcom/ Bio: With little warning signs, Paul lost his Dad to suicide in 2009. At just 18, he struggled to deal with it. But a few years later, after battling with depression himself, he finally seeked help and started to answer the question that was dragging him down... "why did he do it?" 10 years later, he shares his story to hopefully inspire others suffering in silence to get the help they deserve.
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December 17, 2019
Episode 87 - Steve Foran, Author & Founder of Gratitude at Work
I was very grateful that Steve joined me for this conversation where we both share, openly and vulnerably, our respective experiences of stepping into gratitude. In addition, we meander through connection, belonging, fear and more. Steve can be contacted via the following means: Web - https://www.gratitudeatwork.ca/#home-1 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveforangratefulceo/ Steve's bio: My dream is 1 billion happier people. I began exploring the relationship between gratitude and philanthropic giving while completing my Masters at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since then, I’ve been writing and conducting practice-based gratitude research and teaching the habits of gratefulness... close to fifteen years now. What has emerged is our science-based program, Gratitude At Work. It's a simple, yet innovative approach to thriving leadership and business growth. I founded Gratitude at Work in 2007 and started hosting conversations in my community which have since grown into work with leaders across Canada and into the United States, shifting cultures, helping leaders and their teams bring more gratitude to work each day. Don’t blame me for being an electrical engineer.  You’ll love the attention to detail and be surprised by my thoughtful approach to all working relationships. I want to see people spend more time thriving and less time surviving so in early 2019 published my first book, Surviving to Thriving - The 10 Laws of Grateful Leadership. I’m a son, brother, husband, father and newly minted grandfather. My kids poke fun at my gratitude work (air quotes) and my nationally recognized video blog. In 2017, I was awarded the highest earned designation in professional speaking (CSPTM). I recently created STATUSGROTM to give everyone easy on-line access to the secrets of gratitude and thriving leadership. I’m a lifelong resident of Halifax and doing my part to make my community a better place to live.
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December 15, 2019
Personal reflections 86 episodes in
My personal reflections 86 episodes in and some musings around the upcoming UK election #HumansFirst
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December 9, 2019
Episode 86 - Lubna Forzley-Badr, Story-teller, MD of Stories & TEDx speaker
This was a wonderful conversation with Lubna as we meandered through story-telling, purpose meaning, vulnerability, awareness, motherhood, culture, leadership and so much more. Her TEDx talk can be found here -> https://youtu.be/2QO8sV7AiUY Lubna can be contacted via the following means: Website - http://www.lubnaforzley.com/ Website - www.stories.co.ae LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lubnaforzley/ Bio: Lubna Forzley is the Managing Director of Stories, a consulting firm, which helps companies and leaders create stories worth sharing. A speaker, writer and moderator, Lubna often speaks in conferences and events on various topics including: Storytelling; Disruptive Corporate Cultures; Working with Purpose; Women & Leadership, and Personal branding. She most recently did a TEDx talk on ‘Disrupting with Purpose & Creating a Story Worth Sharing’, and regularly moderates major events, including Euromoney Conferences Prior to starting her own consulting, Lubna worked for more than 15 years in leadership roles within International blue chip organisations and across various industries, including BNP Paribas, Coca-Cola, the United Nations Development Programme, and Bank of Montreal. A disruptor or change agent and a believer in making an impact, Lubna constantly adds value and challenges C-suite executives to greater performance. She is trilingual, multicultural, innovative, authentic and grounded with integrity A proud mom of three kids, among them the youngest reporter at the age of 8, Lubna is a big advocate for Women in Leadership positions, and has actively spoken about the topic and organised conferences to address the challenges women face in the workplace. She is a partner for Mums@workin UAE and regularly speaks in their events. In her previous role at BNP Paribas, Lubna organised high profile women empowerment conferences in Bahrain, which featured various Ministers and UN Agencies for a few years in a row. In addition to this, she launched an internal women’s program called ‘Mixcity’ in the Region to help advance women’s careers at the bank in the Middle East Region Lubna is an eternal student with a passion for continuous learning. A huge fan of digital transformation, she recently completed a Digital Marketing certificate and actively researches the latest trends in the field. Beyond this, Lubna holds a Master of Arts in Applied Communication from Royal Roads University in Canada, and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree with dual Marketing and Human Resource Management Specializations from the University of Ottawa, Canada. She also participated in an International Exchange Program in Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Rouen in France
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December 9, 2019
Episode 85 - Heather Younger, Author, Podcast Host, TEDx Speaker & Founder of Customer Fanatix
I absolutely loved this conversation with Heather who shared rich context as to why she is as driven as she is to ensure everyone has a voice, especially those that are inadvertently silenced. We have a wide-ranging and flowing conversation that touches on vulnerability, awareness, mindset, adversity, leadership and so much more. Heather's TEDx talk can be found here -> https://youtu.be/-bp4-IHyf50 Heather can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/heatheryounger/ Website - https://customerfanatix.com/ Bio: Heather Younger is the best-selling author, international TEDx speaker on adversity, podcast host on leadership, facilitator and coach, she has earned her reputation as “The Employee Whisperer”. Her experiences as a CEO, entrepreneur, manager, attorney, writer, coach, listener, speaker, collaborator and mother all lend themselves to a laser-focused clarity into what makes employees of organizations and companies – large and small - tick. Heather has facilitated more than 150 communication style and leadership workshops, reaching +100 employers and their employees. Her motivation and philosophy have reached more than 20,000 attendees at her speaking engagements on large and small stages. Companies have charted their future course based on her leading more than 100 focus groups. In addition, she has helped companies see double-digit employee engagement score increases through implementation of her laws and philosophies. She has driven results in a multitude of industries, including banking, oil & gas, construction, energy, and federal and local government. Her book “The 7 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty” hit Forbes Must-Read list and is a go-to source for HR professionals seeking insight into their organization’s’ dynamics. Heather serves on the Board of Directors for Mile High SHRM in Denver, Colorado. Coupled with her Leadership with Heart podcast, weekly videos and employer newsletters, Heather stays connected to organizations long after she leaves the stage or conference room. Today, Heather hopes to empower and inspire you to change the experiences for your employees, your customers, and your community.
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December 2, 2019
Episode 84, Bart Scholtissen, BackToYourNature Coach & www.wimhofmethod.com academy instructor
This was a simply sensational conversation that meandered through mindset, trust, vulnerability, mental health, culture and so much more. I especially loved being able to talk to someone that is both deeply academic AND fully awake spiritually, it made for an amazing conversation. Bart can be contacted via the following means: Website – https://bartscholtissen.nl/ LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/bart-scholtissen-04a7a630/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bartscholtissen/ Wif Hof Method website - https://www.wimhofmethod.com/ Bio: I am Bart Scholtissen: Back To Your Nature Coach, Wim Hof Method Academy Instructor, Soul Scientist, Speaker. My specific expertise is guiding change and transformation on each level in individuals or teams. Once trained as a PhD. in Neuropsychology, now passionately engaged in balancing ‘evidence based’ with ‘experience based’ with the mission to bring people closer to their own nature and make this world a more balanced and beautiful place. I left the academic world and started my own business to create a live that aligns best with my mission. I love to work outdoors in nature. To me this is the best place to create a better inward and outward connection, and with that help people in the proces of taking back control over their own life, and living it in an open and successful way. Feeling thankful to be able to live in the now, learn new things every day, and meet and inspire beautiful people along the way.
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November 25, 2019
Episode 83, Amanda Johnson, Founder of True to Intention
I absolutely loved this conversation with Amanda, despite us having a battle with wifi throughout :-)   We covered do much including creativity, story-telling, self-worth, relationships, vulnerability, awareness and much more.  Email - amanda@truetointention.com Web- https://truetointention.com/ The Message Matrix program is recommended if people are interested in getting their stories out. Amanda's programme 'Character to Co-Author' is for people who wish to heal their story. Bio: As a Personal Brand Strategist and Messenger Guide, Amanda Johnson helps aspiring speakers, authors, and coaches craft their message, expertise, and stories for maximum impact on their audience, their brand, and their bottom line AND heal their st*ries and lives in the process. After years of engaging, clarifying, and helping others develop powerful messages [as a Student, Teacher, and Master Writing Coach], Amanda uncovered her own. The decision to share it launched her on a journey of personal and professional transformation that quickly made her limited life unrecognizable. In her bestselling books Upside-Down Mommy and Upside-Down Messenger, Amanda shares The Butterfly Approach philosophy responsible for her successes as a parent, messenger, and coach.
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November 18, 2019
Episode 82, Steve Keith, Founder & Chief Behavioural Officer of The Branding Man
Today was another wonderfully engaging, varied and inspiring conversation, this time with Steve Keith, founder of The Branding Man. We discussed inclusion, culture, vulnerability and young people at depth, whilst also meandering into mental health, listening, curiosity and so much more. Steve can be contacted via the following means: Web - thebrandingman.co.uk Twitter - https://twitter.com/thebrandingman LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevekeith-thebrandingman/ Bio: When it comes to supporting young people in their transition from education into the world work we are failing to use inclusive strategies which help them to better understand their future career options. I work with student employers to create inclusive brand campaigns and experiences that help young people to access the world of work, using the power of storytelling. I am also the host of the My Career Story podcast, a weekly insight into the many career stories that have shaped the people behind them. Find out more at thebrandingman.co.uk or search for @thebrandingman across all social media channels.
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November 11, 2019
Value through Vulnerability
A deeply human podcast that gets ‘below the surface’ of our humanity. Topics such as vulnerability, mindset, trust, courage, inclusion, listening, purpose, values, wellbeing, mental health and more are discussed in free flowing, organic conversations.
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November 10, 2019
Episode 81 - John Stamler, Techstars multiple mentor, marathon runner & believer in human ingenuity
I absolutely LOVED this conversation with John who has such a diverse background in distressed debt and finance, but now mentors tens of new startups. We cover a range of topics, directly and indirectly, including leadership, innovation, mindset, community, mission, inclusion, diversity, awareness, mentoring and lots more. The charity that John supports via his crazy marathon's and Ultras includes -> http://bensfriends.org/ John can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-stamler-852b268/ Techstars - https://www.techstars.com/ Bio: Experienced Board Member, Mentor and Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Skilled in Leveraged Finance, Distressed Debt, Healthcare, Structured Finance, Investment Management, and Hedge Funds.  Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused in Economics and Organizational Behavioral Management from Brown University.
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November 4, 2019
Episode 80, Joey Price, Founder & CEO of JumpstartHR & Business, Life & Coffee podcast host
I really loved this conversation with Joey who is one of the most matter of fact, inspiring and congruent people I know in the HR leadership space. We discuss current and future challenges & opportunities of HR leveraging their unique position, whilst meandering into Joey's early life influences,  leadership, vulnerability, empathy, trust, mindset and lots more. The event that Joey will be speaking at this week can be found here https://events.economedia.bg/event/135 I include Joey's podcast with Cecile of Ultimate Software that he referenced: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-life-coffee/id1031048631?i=1000452776391 Joey can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://jumpstart-hr.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/joeyvpriceHR LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/joeyvprice/ Bio: Joey Price is an award-winning Human Resources executive, business coach, thought leader, and professor. He is the founder of Jumpstart:HR, LLC, an HR Consulting Practice specifically for small businesses and startups, and host of Business, Life, and Coffee, a weekly personal and professional development podcast. As the CEO of Jumpstart:HR, LLC, Joey innovates by creating HR solutions for small business owners and start-up founders who want to build better, more competitive businesses.  As a podcaster on the Business, Life, and Coffee show, Joey shares carefully curated conversations on personal finance, psychology, professional development, and business for emerging professionals and business owners alike. BLC is a podcast focused on enhancing the quality of your business and life through relevant content that endures over time. Joey is a recent HR Executive Magazine Top 100 HR Tech Influencer, SHRM Top 30 Under 30 award winner, one of Forbes Magazine's Kevin Kruse's Top 100 Employee Engagement Experts in the World, and frequently cited HR and Startup Thought Leader in publications such as Forbes, HR Magazine, Inc., Businessweek, AMEX Open Forum, Money Magazine, and more.
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October 28, 2019
Episode 79 - Olga Piehler, Director, Programme Manager and Founder of MyWy
I absolutely loved this conversation with Olga who blends a wonderful mix of deep experience in neuroscience and a deep passion for developing love-based cultures. Olga offers a wonderful description of vulnerability, we go deep into emotion, fear, self-awareness, mindset, loyalty, purpose and just so much more.  I learned so much from Olga during this discussion and I am confident you will also. Olga can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/olga-piehler-86241057/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/mywyio Web - https://www.mywy.io/ Bio: I LOVE people. I believe we are walking miracles and as such we all possess our own special gifts. I also believe that it is our responsibility, to share those gifts with the world. That is how we repay to the universe the investment it made in our creation. It’s the Law of Economics at its core as Napoleon Hill stresses in his book Think and Grow Rich written in 1937 - “you don’t get something for nothing.” I believe that an organization is a group of people that come together bringing their unique gifts to solve a job to be done with the world. Only when everyone in the organization can bring his/her unique gifts to the table in a wholeheartedly way, while allowing others to do the same, will that organization solve that job to be done as a synchronized symphony - creating its own unique melody for others to receive. Because the universe provides us with the perfect vessels that carry those unique gifts, we owe it, to create this melody as MUCH as possible and share it with as MANY others as we can in the BEST way we know possible. That is our responsibility as an organization and since we cannot get something for nothing, if we do NOT comply, the universe will come back to collect in the form of dissatisfied customers, poor service reviews, profit losses, inability to remain competitive, poor employee morale and eventually the end of its relevance and existence.
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October 21, 2019
Episode 78 - Nuria Rojo, Organization Transformation Champion
I really enjoyed learning about Nuria's unique gifts of blending her engineering expertise and a deep passion around rehumanising work. Nuria covered so much ground in a super accessible way including hitting all the key elements of this podcast such as vulnerability, leadership, mindset, inclusion, courage, and awareness whilst speaking to leadership, culture, systemic shifts, #HumansFirst, personalisation of work and service and so much more - just a fantastic conversation. Nuria's Hacking HR event in Zurich takes place on Oct 24th with tickets available here -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hacking-hr-forum-zurich-fall-2019-tickets-72368248379 The Ignite Conference that she kindly connected myself and others to is taking place across 23-24th Oct in St Gallen with tickets available here -> https://www.ignite-movement.com/conference-2019 Nuria can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nuriarojoruiz/ Website - https://otra-consulting.com/ Bio: I am helping companies to transform to healthy, high-performance and sustainable cultures and organizations, where everything and everyone counts and influences each other, where purpose, transparency and trust has an impact, where people are motivated to learn, to grow, to make the best out of themselves, where technology is helping to thrive, where leaders are serving and caring for their teams, so that companies can give their best to customers, to steak holders and to society. I am passionate about technology, about the future of work and about how to transform workplaces where people find a meaning in what they do and can successfully evolve and adapt to the new needs of the fast-changing world. Because when people in the organization win, customers win and the company wins.
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October 14, 2019
Episode 77 - Christine Locher, Author, Coach and Leadership Consultant
I really enjoyed going deep into a conversation around values with Christine today. Christine truly has a wonderful grace and presence and was an absolute joy to talk to.  We had a diverse conversation touching on core values, leadership, culture, self-talk, being good enough and she offered some great ideas and insights to live a more values-aligned life. Christine can be contacted via the following means: Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChristineLocher LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinelocher/ Website - https://christinelocher.me/contact/ Christine's book Values-Based can be found here -> https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07RNGQQNH Bio: Christine Locher is a coach, author and leadership consultant, working with individuals and organizations to bring about positive change by helping them tap into their values and then making real changes based on this.  Basically, a way to go deep that is workable in a business setting without scaring people off, and then making it practical so things start moving in the right direction.  She is a London-based cosmopolitan, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Learning and Performance Institute, experience on the corporate side and with startups. Avid reader, craft beer fan, traveler and crazy curious. Lots of work in tech, and unapologetically #TeamHuman
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October 7, 2019
Episode 76 - Neil Mullarkey, Founder of The Comedy Store Players, Author & Communications Expert
I was grateful and inspired to spend 40 minutes with Neil Mullarkey during this podcast. I have watched Neil in action in the past, however back then 5-6 years ago, I was not myself 'awake' to the importance of our deepest, innate humanity.  Neil uses his expertise in Improv to help organisations step back into their innate creative and innovative selves, whilst having some fun along the way. We discussed a range of topics including vulnerability, leadership, listening, body language, presence, thinking, learning and so much more. Neil can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://www.improvyourbiz.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/NeilMullarkey LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/neilmullarkey/ Seven Steps Book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seven-Steps-Improve-People-Skills/dp/0993501125/ref=sr_1_2?qid=1569759968&refinements=p_27%3ANeil+Mullarkey&s=books&sr=1-2 Bio: International keynote speaker, coach and author. Creativity, Collaboration, Communication.
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September 30, 2019
Episode 75 - Oleg Lougheed, 2 x podcaster & Founder of Overcoming Odds
I just loved this conversation with Oleg who has dealt with his own range of challenges as he grew up to become the motivator and agent for positive change that he now is via his work and live events. We had a wonderfully rich and deep conversation around beliefs, vulnerability, awareness, mindset, belonging, courage, curiosity and so much more. Oleg's upcoming events include 'The Courage to be You' which is just one of the best names of an event I have heard and I would ask that you check this and his other events out. https://www.overcomingodds.today/upcoming-events-1 Oleg can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://www.overcomingodds.today/ Twitter  - https://twitter.com/OlegLougheed LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/oleg-lougheed-6aa2a1b5/ Email - connect@overcomingodds.today Bio: His start in life was inauspicious. At 9 years old, he relinquished his parents' rights and entered the Russian orphanage. At 12 years old, he decided to be adopted into a new family, in a new country, halfway across the world, to start a new life. At 24 years old, he began his journey of helping others live the life they have always dreamed of, despite their hardships and misfortunes by allowing them to recognize the uniqueness and worth within their own story.
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September 23, 2019
Episode 74 - Eleanor Snare, Business Witch
I really enjoyed this deeply insightful and diverse conversation with Eleanor Snare who has the wonderfully affectionate title of Business Witch who focuses on Getting Artists and Writers Organised with mindset coaching, operations advice + marketing expertise. Eleanor's insight, however, crosses every profession and every human being for me.  She shares what vulnerability means to her;  we discuss the power of intuition, non-violent communication, awareness, courage, emotions, leadership and so much more. Eleanor can be contacted via the following means: Email - hello@eleanorsnare.com Website - http://eleanorsnare.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/eleanorsnare LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/eleanorsnare/ Bio: Someone described what I do as 'art counselling'. Someone else said it's 'sparkly PRINCE 2'. It's a mixture of coaching, mentoring, consultancy and educational techniques. It's bringing you ideas from years of marketing and communication experience. It's having someone who gives a shit about you, your work and believes creativity is going to be what saves our world. My goal is to help you feel confident and organised so that you can get on with developing and sharing your creative gifts. What holds creative people back is not a lack of Instagram skills, networking nerves, procrastination over blog posts or any of that fiddling nonsense. It's their level of self-belief. We've been encouraged to think creativity isn't 'useful' to the world. Bullshit. It's crucial. It's essential. It's what this is all FOR. So I tend to work with the people I think are going to change the world: artists, writers, makers and creative folk who feel frustrated, unhappy, confused and want someone to support them in making their dreams a reality. I generally work with them one-to-one for about six to twelve weeks, as this gives them the accountability they need as well as ensuring they see the big changes they really want to see. (Although they tend to see changes immediately after the first session, and I do one-off sessions too). Creativity is why we are here. It's what brings vibrancy to life. Otherwise, it's all bank balances and salad. I want to help more creative people get more of their gifts out into the world so we can change it for the better.
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September 16, 2019
Episode 73 - Gethin Nadin, Director of Employee Wellbeing at Benefex
This was a wonderful conversation with Gethin, the 2nd time he has joined the podcast after being part of the #selfcareweek 10 x 15 mins podcast series back in Nov 2018 - a summary an be found here ->  https://my.visme.co/projects/9079jz0k-self-care-week-2018-10-x-15-mins-podcasts    Gethin and I had a great discussion around leadership, wellbeing, vulnerability, love and lots more.  Gethin can be contacted via the following means:  Twitter -  https://twitter.com/WorldofGoodBook LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/gethinnadin/   Website -  https://www.hellobenefex.com/ Gethin's book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/World-Good-Improving-Employee-Experience/dp/197393793X Bio:  A psych grad and guest lecturer who has worked in HR Tech for almost 20 years. I'm a frequent speaker and writer on the subjects of global employee engagement, HR, the employee experience, employee benefits and financial well-being.  As well as the most well known HR and People Management magazines, I have been published in The Financial Times, The Huffington Post and The Guardian. I’m also the author of the 5 star rated, award-winning and Amazon bestselling book ‘A World of Good: Lessons From Around the World in Improving the Employee Experience’.  *Listed as an EEA 101 Global Employee Engagement Influencer* *Listed as a Global Employee Experience expert by Bonfyre*  *Listed on 'The Human Impact’ Global Employee Engagement Power list*  *Founder member of the Engage for Success Wellbeing Thought Action Group*  *Winner of Lotus Award for Culture* *Investor in Age Wage* Working across 3 FTSE 250 companies and a few tech startups, I have experience in developing and bringing new EX and Wellbeing tech products to market and a strong track record in b2b partnerships. I have generated growth through partners including Barclays, Lockton, EY, PwC and SAP. I have assisted many organisations with their employee engagement, experience, wellbeing and benefit strategies including ASOS, Bamk of America, Coca Cola, BT, MITIE, Bank of England, John Lewis, British American Tobacco, Orange, M&S, EasyJet, Nestle, Tesco, the NHS and O2.  
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September 9, 2019
Episode 72 - Mary Freer, Director of Freerthinking, Changemaker & leader of the Compassion Revolution
I absolutely loved this conversation with freelance social change maker Mary Freer. We discussed at depth vulnerability, courage, awareness, compassion, leadership and lots more. Her live event, Compassion Revolution Conference, takes place across 10th and 11th Sept 2019 - You can still gets tickets here -> https://compassionrevolution.care/ Mary can be contacted via the following means: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FreerMary Website - https://compassionrevolution.care/ Bio: I'm activating a Compassion Revolution in health and aged care - join me http://compassionrevolution.care In 2016 Mary launched Compassion Lab, a space where leaders can practice together to uncover compassion in their organisations, their teams, and themselves. The link between innovation, creativity, workplace safety and compassion is now well researched - Mary's work unpacks what this means for individuals. Mary is a Westpac Bicentennial Social Change Fellow, a Member of the Australian Compassion Council, a TEDx speaker and a Coach at Seth Godin’s AltMBA. Mary is regularly sought after as a keynote speaker, executive coach and advisor on cultural change and compassionate leadership.
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September 6, 2019
Episode 71 - Renata Porter, Leadership Coach
I really enjoyed this conversation with leadership consultant and middle manager advocate Renata Porter. I had the pleasure of meeting Renata via the #HumansFirst movement a few months ago and since then have really enjoyed her open, direct and thoughtful contributions to improving leadership impact. During this conversation we go deep into leadership, vulnerability, accountability, courage, awareness, mindset and much more. Renata can be contacted via any of the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/renata-porter/ Website - https://www.renataporter.com/ Email - rp@renataporter.com Bio: WHAT I DO: I work with managers, small business owners and companies who want to go to the next level in Leadership. Where they build fully engaged teams that enjoy their place of work, know the value they bring and have the desire to exceed all expectations. I help them connect by being inclusive, transparent, inspiring and most of all, Lead through Action. WHY IT WORKS: Quite honestly, I stay out of theory and get into action. I've spent the last 10 years in Leadership roles. I've worked in both the Public and Private sectors as well as with Non-Profits. I've gained a wealth of knowledge when it comes to leading teams and I know how to build empowered teams that WANT to outperform and overdeliver. While my roles have been varied, the common denominator is how I connect with people. The ability to truly connect with my staff, peers, and superiors is what sets me apart. My approach is to deliver real and actionable programs that managers can make their own and start building on their successes quickly. HOW IT WORKS: I have two avenues, consulting or training. For consulting, the first step is to begin your transformation is to schedule a complimentary 30-minute strategy session. From there we decide on what direction works best for you. These strategies can be delivered through workshops, courses, personal coaching or a combination of the three. With regards to training, I provide a variety of options. Those are online self-study, face to face workshops, webinar workshops (great for busy or remote teams) and face to face or remote coaching.
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September 2, 2019
Episode 70 - Lee Lam, Blindspot Consultant, Adviser & Speaker - Lee Lam Associates
I really enjoyed speaking with Lee who has a varied and interesting background with a fascinating toolkit to help serve clients out of their own way by uncovering their blind spots. I loved the range of topics that Lee and I covered including vulnerability, leadership, self-awareness, inclusion, energy, fear, startups and so much more.  Lee's FREE Blindspot check can be found here -> https://www.leelam.co.uk/blindspothealthcheck  Lee can be contacted via the following means:    Website -  https://www.leelam.co.uk/ LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/leelam/    Twitter - https://twitter.com/leelamconsult   Bio: I UNCOVER YOUR STARTUP'S OPERATIONAL AND STRATEGIC BLINDSPOTS. I'm a business consultant with over 14 years of coaching know-how and over 23 years of corporate knowledge, particularly in financial services. I deliberately look for those areas that could be stifling or stopping your ability to perform to your potential. And you may not even realise they are there - until it is too late. These are your blindspots. I work with all sizes of business, from startups up to large organisations. I also take on a limited amount of individual clients for one to one work. 
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August 27, 2019
Episode 69 - Jo Menon, Founder Menon Associates
I really enjoyed talking to Jo Menon who delivers large scale, global technology projects with a grace and presence that is honestly, incredible. Jo talks candidly about some scary personal life situations that were the catalyst for her shifting her approach to work and life.  We discuss mental health, vulnerability, courage, leadership, horses, mind, boundaries and so much more. Jo can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://www.themojoproject.co.uk/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jo-menon-5b12025/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/jojomenon Bio: Global Change management, Global systems (HRIS) implementation, Global Talent acquisition, Executive/ High Potential Talent assessment, Recruitment & HR Process Outsourcing, Coaching teams & individuals, Equine Facilitated Learning
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August 19, 2019
Episode 68 - Minda Harts, Author of 'The Memo,' founder of The Memo LLC and Adjunct Professor
This was a sensational conversation with Minda Harts who is an author, speaker and adjunct professor, helping women of colour secure and own their seat at the table. We had a wonderful, meandering conversation that touched on inclusion, leadership, vulnerability, courage, volunteering, legacy, mindset and so much more. He book The Memo comes out on August 20th and can be pre-ordered here ->  https://www.amazon.com/Memo-Women-Color-Secure-Table/dp/1580058469  Minda can be contacted via the following means: Twitter -  https://twitter.com/MindaHarts  LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/mindaharts/  Web -  http://mindaharts.com/  Podcast -  http://mindaharts.com/podcast/  Bio:  A well-connected, sought after speaker and thought-leader, frequently speaking on topics of Advancing Women of Color, Leadership, Equity, and Entrepreneurship. In 2018, Minda was named as one of 25 Emerging Innovators by American Express. Minda is an assistant professor of public service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the founder of The Memo LLC, a career development company for women of color.  Secure The Seat is her weekly career podcast for women of color. Minda has been a featured speaker at Bloomberg, Google, SXSW, Universities, and Colleges, and various Corporations. Minda has a book coming out 8/20 with Hachette Book Group; Seal Press (Available on Pre-order). Minda is accepting speaking engagements for the fall. 
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August 12, 2019
Episode 67 - Cornell Thomas, Motivational Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Mindset Coach & more
Cornell is an International speaker, multiple title author, social entrepreneur, corporate trainer, mindset coach, former basketball coach, player, and trainer.  He also runs an Executive Coaching Program for CEO’s that focuses on EQ, team building, and culture.  This was one of the most impactful conversations, not only of this podcast, but my life. Cornell shares openly and vulnerably his personal journey as we meander though resilience, growth, vulnerability, mindset, family, inclusion, spirituality and so much more.  This truly was one of those WOW conversations. Conrell's positivity summit can be found here ->  http://cornell-thomas.com/positivity-summit-2/  Cornell can be contacted via the following means: Website -  http://cornell-thomas.com/  LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/cornell-thomas-36689340/  Twitter -  https://twitter.com/CornellThomas 
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August 8, 2019
Episode 66 - Anil Dharni, Co-Founder & CEO of Sense
What an awesome conversation this was. For the first time on this podcast, I had a conversation with a serial entrepreneur in Anil Dharni, who has set up multiple tech startups including his latest Sense.  Our conversation covered a range of topics including teamwork, leadership, culture, values, awareness, courage, purpose and much more.   I was particularly impressed, and inspired, by the fact that Sense's purpose is to help humanise the contingent labour market, thus tech enabling humans rather than what tends to happen, especially in big corporate, where tech and process rules humans. Anil can be contacted via the following means: Website -  https://www.sensehq.com/  Twitter -  https://twitter.com/adharni  Email -   Anil@sensehq.com Bio:  Anil Dharni is the co-founder and CEO of Sense. He founded Sense to help fix temporary employment for the 42 percent of the U.S. workforce that are contingent workers. Before founding Sense, Anil received his MBA from MIT and was co-founder and COO at Funzio, which was acquired by GREE in 2012, where Anil continued his work as COO. Anil led Funzio’s seed round, raised $20 million in Series A funding, and arranged the sale to GREE. 
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August 5, 2019
Episode 65 - Katrina Collier, Author of 'The Robot-Proof Recruiter' and founder of The Searchologist & 5 DisruptHR UK events
I absolutely loved this deeply inspiring conversation with Katrina Collier. We went deep on vulnerability, courage, recruitment, volunteering, HR, talent and so much more including Katrina bravely sharing her personal journey and the influence that has had on her drive and passion for inclusion, voice and community.    Bio:  Katrina Collier shows companies how to solve the problem of candidate engagement; HR, talent acquisition and hiring leaders don’t have an issue finding people, they have an issue evoking a response and keeping people in the recruitment process. She is the author of The Robot-Proof Recruiter and uses her extensive industry experience to deliver keynotes and facilitate offsites globally, which inspire all those involved in the recruitment lifecycle to use a human-first mindset. She is also the founder of 5 DisruptHR UK events, an Ambassador for Hope for Justice, and co-host of The #SocialRecruiting Show podcast. You’ll find her championing the #BeHuman cause on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @KatrinaMCollier.
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August 2, 2019
Episode 64 - Chris Lovett, Performance Coach & Minimalist
I loved this conversation with Chris about a topic that I have spent little time understanding; Minimalism. Chris offers some wonderful insight and actionable steps to help us reduce our clutter and free our mind.  We touch on mindset, courage, awareness, values, work and so much more. Chris's article that I referenced during the conversation is ->  https://minimalism.life/journal/the-start?cookie=accepted  Chris can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-lovett-29176933/  Twitter -  https://twitter.com/ChristoLovett  Bio: Minimalist. Coach. Visionary challenger. Progressive Leader. Talent discoverer. Speaker Trying to improve the workplace experience for people one step at a time.  
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July 29, 2019
Episode 63 with Michael Gelb, Keynote speaker & author of 16 books and co-author of the upcoming book, The Healing Organization
I am so inspired to share this recent conversation with the awesome Michael Gelb who is not only served the world with his thought-provoking work covering a span of 16 books, with a 17th to come, heavily based in operating at a higher level of consciousness, thereby improving innovation, creativity and outcomes for all, but he does all this with a fantastic humour and passion for the future. I love the absolute clarity that Michael has that by creating the healthy environments for people to thrive, by alleviating suffering and elevating joy, everybody benefits and reinforces what Barry Wehmiller states, that Everybody Matters. You can find The Healing Organization here ->   https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Organization-Awakening-Conscience-Business/dp/0814439810  You can find Michael's range of other books, his curriculum for conscious leadership as cited in the podcast can be found here - >    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Michael-Gelb/s?rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3AMichael+Gelb  Michael can be contacted via the following means: Website -  https://michaelgelb.com/  Twitter -  https://twitter.com/MichaelJGelb  LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-gelb/  Bio:   Michael J. Gelb is the author 
of the international bestseller How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinc, and 15 other books, including Innovate Like Edisom, Discover Your Genius, The Art of Connection, and Body Learning. Michael,  and co-author  Raj Sisodia will release The Healing Organization:Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World on September, 17, 2019.    Michael works with aspiring leaders who seek to live creative, integrated and meaningful lives.  
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July 20, 2019
Episode 62 - Mike Jones, Founder of Leadership by Inspiration
I really enjoyed my conversation with Mike Jones, founder of Leadership by Inspiration who is on a mission to enable senior leaders to create a culture where their employees and teams can thrive. Mike has a fascinating background spanning time in the forces, working with the English Rugby Union and is now serving organisations to rehumanise their leadership and cultures.  We had a great conversation crossing self-awareness, vulnerability, mental health, leadership, culture and so much more. Mike can be contacted via the following means: Website -  https://leadershipbyinspiration.com/  LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-h-jones/  Twitter -  https://twitter.com/leaderinspires 
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July 13, 2019
Episode 61 - Tanya Obeng, The Communications Doctor
I really enjoyed this conversation with Tanya as we meandered through mental health, leadership, spirituality, vulnerability, listening, mind and so much more. I was particularly inspired to understand communication through a new lens; the lens of speaking our truth.   Tanya offers two deeply impactful courses which she shares with us during this conversation and I cannot recommend connecting with Tanya enough so which not reach out to her via any of the following means: Web -  https://www.communicationdoctor.co.uk/  LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanya-obeng27/  Facebook -  https://twitter.com/lifted_gifted  Twitter -  https://twitter.com/lifted_gifted  Bio   After ten years working in mainstream education, I experienced a full-scale burnout. Looking back now, it’s clear that I was showing signs for a long time before I actually gave myself a break. I realised that I needed to be more in control of my time, and also, more importantly, that I wanted to actively help teachers to find an alternative, more positive, way of working. This lead me to set up my own company: Lifted and Gifted Education. The first step on my journey, alongside healing myself, was to learn as much as I could about human behaviour and communication. I studied Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Mindfulness, Body Language, and Personality Types, all of which helped me to form a clearer understanding of how our communication styles and behaviours can lead us into dark and difficult places, including: Anxiety Absenteeism Burnout My learning informed the creation of two bespoke programmes for CEOs and senior leadership teams in schools and creative businesses. Both programmes are designed to dramatically improve workplace communication by exploring the cause and effect of absenteeism, anxiety and burnout. My main focus is to empower leaders to find fresh, positive approaches to their role, thus enhancing efficiency, creativity, and job satisfaction.
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July 6, 2019
Episode 60 - Rebecca-Monique Williams, heart-led leader & Head of People at Attest
I was so inspired by my recent conversation with Rebecca-Monique Williams who is head of people at tech startup Attest and one of the most authentic heart-led leaders I have had the pleasure to meet. I first met Rebecca-Monique after watching her deliver her first Disrupt HR talk in London in March 2019 - you can find that here ->  https://vimeo.com/325942049  Rebecca-Monique is a deep thinker, a pragmatist and believer in the value of humans to transform themselves and the organisations they work for. We discussed a range of topics today including her origin story, vulnerability, leadership, emotional intelligence, education, inclusion and so much more. Rebecca-Monique can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccamonique/  Website -  https://www.rbccmnq.com/  Bio:   I'M ON A MISSION TO ENABLE OTHERS TO ACTUALISE THE HIGHEST VERSIONS OF THEMSELVES. MY INTENTION IS THAT BY HELPING THEM ALIGN THEIR PURPOSE WITH THEIR CAREER THEY'LL BE ABLE TO CARRY OUT MEANINGFUL WORK.  I do this through inspiring and motivational storytelling that connects human experiences with everyday work life.
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June 29, 2019
Episode 59 - Dr Jarik Conrad, Sr. Director of Human Capital Management Innovation at Ultimate Software
This was an incredibly rich and insightful conversation with Jarik as we flowed between a wide range of topics including inclusion, awareness, vulnerability, leadership, technology and so much more. We even learned about a new Equity at Work council which is a super exciting development bringing together major thought leaders across multiple disciplines. Jarik can be contacted via the following means: Web -  http://conradconsultinggroup.com/   Web - https://www.ultimatesoftware.com/   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/cornellians/  Twitter -  https://twitter.com/DrJarikConrad  A recent whitepaper from Ultimate Software can be found here -> https://www.ultimatesoftware.com/ContactForm/7010d000001LXB6   Jarik Conrad, EdD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the Sr. Director of Human Capital Management Innovation for Ultimate Software. In this capacity, Dr. Conrad helps organizations stay abreast of the latest workforce trends and innovative approaches to people management.   Immediately prior to joining Ultimate Software, Dr. Conrad led The Conrad Consulting Group, where he served as an executive coach, facilitator, and management consultant. Previously, he held significant human resources roles at Fortune 500 companies, including McDonnell Douglas (Boeing), Pillsbury (General Mills), Union Carbide (Dow), Citigroup, and CSX Technology, and directed the human resources department for the City of Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Conrad is passionate about education. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, two master’s degrees from Cornell University, and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of North Florida. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), a certified intercultural sensitivity expert, and a certified emotional intelligence expert. He also holds a certification in Plant-Based Nutrition and is a certified personal trainer (CPT). Dr. Conrad is a member of the invitation-only Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (CREIO). Additionally, he has served as an adjunct faculty member at Jacksonville University, has taught continuing education classes at the University of North Florida, and has served as an external faculty member at the Mayo Clinic, where he remains a research collaborator. He is also the author of the best-selling book, “The Fragile Mind.”  
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June 22, 2019
Episode 58 - Mike Vacanti, Leadership & Culture Transformation; Speaker & Founder of the #HumansFirst Club
I just loved having this discussion with the passionate and inspiring Mike Vacanti. Mike shares openly that he has only stepped into his vulnerability and sought feedback from a range of data points in recent years.  In a very open and free-flowing conversation, we discuss vulnerability, leadership,  organisational design, culture, love, the #HumansFirst club and so much more. The #HumansFirst Playground is now open and can be accessed here ->   https://www.humansfirstplayground.com/  Mike can be contacted via the following means: Web -  www.mjvacanti.com  LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjvacanti/  Twitter -  https://twitter.com/MJVacanti  Web -  https://humansfirst.club/ 
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June 15, 2019
Episode 57 - Nilofer Merchant; Innovation requires tapping #Onlyness, the source of all ideas
I was blown away by the insight and clarity with which Nilofer deliveries her inspiring messages around our unique Onlyness. Nilofer and I have a lovely conversation touches on vulnerability, courage, collaboration, innovation, power and how Steve Jobs taught her an interesting lesson by swearing at her! I cannot recommend her incredible book Onlyness enough which you can buy from here ->  http://nilofermerchant.com/books/the-power-of-onlyness/  I also wrote about the impact that this book had on me here ->  https://valuethroughvulnerability.com/2018/03/10/the-power-of-onlyness-unique-book-title-next-generation-thinking/  Twitter -  https://twitter.com/nilofer  Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/nilofer/  Web inc newsletter -  http://nilofermerchant.com/  My blog on Investment which is relevant to this conversation ->  https://valuethroughvulnerability.com/2019/02/10/investment/  About Nilofer Nilofer Merchant not only illuminates the future of work but also gives us the strategies to win in that future. Her impressive operational accomplishments include shipping over 100 products, netting $18 billion in revenues. She literally wrote the book of “new rules” for business and innovators in our Social Era. 
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June 8, 2019
Episode 56 - Andy Davies, Head of Global Enablement at PeopleFirst
I was so grateful to Andy for his time today as we explored the PeopleFirst platform, vulnerability, HR, learning and so much more. The book FLOW that Andy referenced can be found here ->  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Flow-Psychology-Happiness-Classic-Achieve/dp/0712657592 Andy advised that he is inspired by Dave Ulrich.  Dave kindly joined me as part of my previous Have Courage summit here ->   https://anchor.fm/valuevulnerability/episodes/Have-Courage-Online-Summit-Special-Ep-1-with-Dr-Dave-Ulrich-of-RBL-Group-e33pf9  This TED may be of interest to people if Andy's comments around getting the dissenters point of view into the conversation:  https://www.ted.com/talks/zachary_r_wood_why_it_s_worth_listening_to_people_we_disagree_with?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_content=image__2018-04-19  Andy can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/andydavieshr/  Web -  https://people-first.com/  Twitter -  https://twitter.com/mustard1973   Andy Davies is  a HR professional, consultant and facilitator who has operated as a senior  management in several sectors; Higher Education, Defence, Civil Service and  Local Government.  Andy has worked at Board level as a strategic advisor in an  organisation with over 2000 employees and been successfully managed department  budgets in excess of £5m.   Andy has provided expert employment law advice on  restructures, disciplinary cases, grievances and recruitment issues to managers  and Directors.  His expertise also includes designing many successful strategies  and systems for Recruitment, Reward, Management Development, Performance  Management and HR Workshops.    In 2016, Andy  moved to the People First global operations team and has developed the  implementation methodology for a new global HR system. He is now leading the  Global Enablement team to help partners to implement People First across the UK,  US and Asia.   Andy holds an  MSc in Human Resource Management, an MBA and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD.   Additionally, Andy was MHR’s Consultant of the Year for both 2015 &  2016.
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June 1, 2019
Episode 55 - Nick Mcclelland, Sales & Growth Leader at Mercer Marsh Benefits
I loved chatting with Nick, especially as a fellow international sales professional who has a passion for human-centric work. Nick and I had a great conversation touching on  leadership, D&I, sales, vulnerability, culture, job-crafting, education, coaching, networking, mindset & more. Nick can be contacted via the following means: Twitter -  https://twitter.com/Nick_McClelland  His charity -  https://www.ride2recovery.org/  LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmcclelland/  Nick is an industry leader within the employee benefits and HR technology space. He has spent 14 years delivering employee benefits strategies and technology deployment for some of the world’s leading organisations.  Nick has recently been appointed as the Commercial Leader of Mercer Marsh Benefits to support their growing propositions for the health and wellbeing of employees. Nick is passionate about the future of work and the role wellbeing has at heart of strong and positive organisational culture. 
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May 25, 2019
Episode 54 - Jordan Gross from Cloud Nine Living
I am super excited to introduce to Jordan Gross, an entrepreneur, coach, activist and game-changer (all my words)  I am so impressed by Jordan's clarity of vision, his focus on helping others see that they have choices and how he supports them to experience every possible emotion to make the most of the richness of life. We discussed a range of topics including choice, origin stories, emotion, growth, accountability, vulnerability, awareness and so much more. You can contact Jordan via the following means: Web - https://www.journeytocloudnine.com/about  LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-gross-8271905b/  Jordan is a Northwestern and Kellogg School of Management graduate, a two-time startup founder, a TEDx speaker, and a #1 best-selling author. His upcoming book, The Journey to Cloud Nine, provides a new approach to the personal development world by using fictional storytelling to reveal some of life's most meaningful principles. Jordan has been asking hundreds of people around the world how they live their lives on cloud nine, and he cannot wait to share this with all of you! 
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May 18, 2019
Episode 53 - Oscar Trimboli is on a mission to help 100m people listen more deeply
All I can say is wow - Totally impromptu, Oscar gives me a live coaching session, the first that this has happened on this podcast! We touched upon a wide range of topics including Oscar's 5 levels of listening, story-telling, vulnerability, courage, energy, sales & so much more. Oscar can be contacted via the following means: Web -  https://www.oscartrimboli.com/  Twitter -  https://twitter.com/oscartrimboli  LinkedIn-  https://www.linkedin.com/in/oscartrimboli/   Oscar Trimboli is a coach supervisor, speaker and author of Deep Listening: Impact beyond words, The 125/400 Rule: The Art and Science of Listening and Breakthroughs: How to confront your assumptions.  Through his work with chairs, boards of directors and executive teams in local, regional and global organisations, Oscar has experienced firsthand the transformational impact leaders and organisations can have when they listen beyond the words. He consults to organisations including Cisco, Google, HSBC, News Corp, PayPal, Qantas, TripAdvisor helping executives and their teams listen to what’s unsaid by the customers and employees.  Oscar lives in Sydney with his wife Jennie, where he helps first-time runners and ocean swimmers conquer their fears and contributes to the cure for cancer as part of Can Too, a cancer research charity. 
52:40
May 11, 2019
Episode 52 - Kevin Green, Author, Strategic Advisor, Non-Executive Director & Speaker
I could have spoken to Kevin for another hour!  What a rich, insightful and learning fuelled conversation. We discuss a wide range of topics including vulnerability, leadership, his constructive challenge to HR profession, effective change / fascinating case study re : Royal Mail (39 Astras given away!),  transparency,  accountability, recruitment and so much more. Kevin can be contacted via the following means: Twitter -  https://twitter.com/kevingreenwnc  LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-green-221a7522/  Email -  kevin@whatsnextconsultancy.uk.com     You can find Kevin's new book here ->  https://www.koganpage.com/product/competitive-people-strategy-9780749484545  Kevin has been an entrepreneur, a CEO and HRD of a FTSE 100 and he brings the skills and capability from each of these roles to assist the organisations he works with. He specialises in businesses that want to grow, develop and improve. He does this as a Non-Executive Director, Strategic Advisor or Consultant. Kevin has long been recognised as an excellent and experienced leader. He has always believed that developing and helping people realise their potential is an art and a science. He has worked with many leadership teams and individual leaders to maximise their performance. This can involve workshops, facilitation and individual coaching.  As a TEDx speaker, Kevin is an experienced communicator who can inform, inspire and engage. He has spoken at large conferences and at internal leadership events. His areas of specialism include global labour markets, competitive people strategy, how to create high performing cultures and what great leaders do. Other significant roles  Kevin was CEO for The REC from 2008 – 2018, during Kevin’s tenure the REC has been recognised with many awards, including the Trade Association of the Year Award in 2011. Kevin was given the Trade Association Leadership Award in 2012. Prior to his role at the REC, Kevin worked for the Royal Mail from 2003 to 2008. As HR Director, he was responsible for people strategy in a business with a turnover of £7 billion and employing 165,000 people across 2000 sites. Kevin was part of the leadership team which transformed the business from losing £1.5 million a day in 2003 to making over £700 million profit in 2007. Kevin was Managing Director of Qtab, a strategic HR consultancy that specialised in helping businesses to develop and implement people strategies. His clients included Lloyds TSB, First Choice, Fuji, Orange and Unilever. Kevin contributes regularly to broadcast and print media to provide insight on the UK employment market and the recruitment industry, including Newsnight, Radio 4’s Today, and Radio 5 Live’s Wake up to Money.
1:15:59
May 4, 2019
Episode 51 - Tim Roberts, Founder of Enthuse Coaching & Training
I really enjoyed this flowing conversation with Tim as we meandered through his work history, mental health, leadership development, learning & development, psychological safety and so much more.   Tim is a 2 x Disrupt HR speaker and passionate advocate for increasing employee voice and contribution. Tim can be contacted by any of the following means: Web -  https://enthusecoaching.com/  Twitter -  https://twitter.com/TimRoberts78  LinkedIn -   https://www.linkedin.com/in/timroberts78/  The LinkedIn post that Tim and I were referencing can be found here -> https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6519832218129428480
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April 27, 2019
Episode 50 - Garry Ridge, CEO of WD-40 Company
I am so grateful to be able to share my recent conversation with the awesome servant-leader, Garry Ridge. Garry offers just so much wisdom as to how to lead with heart, yet at the same time drive exceptional performance as a result.   There are just too many insightful takeaways for me to even start to share here, so please have a listen and share with us what resonates the most. As chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of WD-40 Company, Garry Ridge is responsible for developing and implementing high-level strategies, all operations, and the oversight of all relationships and partnerships for the company. Garry is passionate about the learning and empowering organizational culture he has helped establish at the WD-40 Company, and his vision and leadership have positively impacted the WD-40 Company in both measurable and immeasurable ways.  Garry joined WD-40 Company in 1987 and has held various management positions in the company, including executive vice president and chief operating officer, and vice president of international. He has worked directly with WD-40 Company in over 50 countries.  In 1997, he was appointed president and chief executive officer of WD40 Company. A native of Australia, Garry served in advisory roles for the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association. Currently, he serves as a member of the board of governors of The San Diego Foundation, and the University of San Diego’s School of Business Administration.  Garry is an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego where he teaches leadership development, talent management, and succession planning in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program. In 2009, he co-authored a book with Ken Blanchard outlining his effective leadership techniques, titled “Helping People Win at Work: A Business Philosophy called ‘Don’t Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A.’ ” Garry holds a certificate in Modern Retailing and wholesale distribution and a Master of Science in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego.  Garry can be contacted / followed via the following means:   Web -  https://thelearningmoment.net/  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryridge/ 
25:38
April 19, 2019
Episode 49 - Stephanie Barnes, Chief of Creativity & Analytics at Entelechy
I really enjoyed this conversation with Stephanie as she walks us through her interesting and eclectic work history from accountancy, to IT to innovation & creativity. I absolutely love her idea of an in-house artist studio.  I can well imagine losing, in a good way, 30 mins over lunch painting.   Stephanie can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://www.realisation-of-potential.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieabarnes/detail/contact-info/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/MPuzzlePiece "My background is as a painter, knowledge management consultant, IT process consultant, and accountant. Applying artistic practices and principles to your organisational challenges can help you develop new and innovative solutions. Applying artistic practices and principles to your personal situation can help you discover a way forward." 
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April 13, 2019
Episode 48 - Kevin Monroe from X-Factor Consulting
What can I say?  I can talk to Kevin for hours, such a deeply present, caring, passionate person around bringing #HumansFirst to the masses. I really enjoyed how Kevin shared a mix of his own origin story, his personal journey throughout the world of work through to how he has found reignited energy to push on with his podcast following the resounding success of the HumanFirst movement gaining traction in Q1 2019. I am genuinely inspired by Kevin's considered words, his deep presence, his care for humanity at large and his desire to ensure that every single human being gets heard and seen.  Truly inspiration. Kevin can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinmonroe/  Twitter -  https://twitter.com/kevin_monroe  Website -  https://kevindmonroe.com/  Podcast -  https://kevindmonroe.com/listener/   HumansFirst Club - https://humansfirst.club/  Podcast with Bob Chapman -  https://kevindmonroe.com/higher-purpose-podcast-88:-everybody-matters-with-bob-chapman/ 
1:01:57
April 6, 2019
Episode 47 - Bobby Umar, 5x TEDx, Inc Mag Top 100 Leadership Speaker │Personal Branding, Authentic Networking & Digital Expert
I really enjoyed this conversation with Bobby which meandered through vulnerability, personal branding, speaking, empathy, values, accountability and so much more. Bobby can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobbyumar/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/raehanbobby His first TEDx talk that really inspired me was from 2011, but it is still as, if not more relevant today in 2019 ->  https://youtu.be/piKHZWhzTYU   Please find out more about the Listening Organisation, a human-centred approach to re-humanising ourselves, leaders and teams-> thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/   
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March 31, 2019
Have Courage Online Summit reflections with Rich Cooper, Coach, Job-Crafter & Financial Analyst
Rich Cooper, the ultimate example of someone that intentionally job-crafts their role across coaching, financial crime and a passion for education, kindly suggested and offered to record a reflective episode of the Value through Vulnerability podcast following my recent Hvae Courage Online Summit (I played with re-branding the podcast to Have Courage, but Value through Vulnerability feels the right focus). Rich was keen to hear what the main themes were that emerged from the summit, whilst creating a space for me to stop and reflect on the process and the impact of the summit.  I am very grateful to Rich for his approach and offer of support. We are hopeful that these reflections are helpful to you, but equally, if you would like to receive 7 of the FREE 23 interviews that I hand-picked to best represent the wider summit, you can receive them, one per day after singing up, by signing up at  https://www.havecourage.co.uk/ or  https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/. We would be grateful for any feedback or challenges that you may have to the messaging and in the mean time, Rich Cooper can be contacted as follows: LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rich-cooper-4b7b124/  Twitter -  https://twitter.com/uk_coops  I can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryturnerthelisteningorganisation/  Twitter -  https://twitter.com/garryturner0  Email - garry.turner@thelisteningorganisation.co.uk Testimonials -  https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/testimonials 
41:56
March 29, 2019
Episode 46 - Mark C Crowley; Author, Leadership Speaker, Consultant & Change Agent
This was an amazing podcast with one of the most sincere, authentic heart-led leaders around. Mark goes deep on vulnerability, courage, his own lived experiences, leadership, teamwork, self-discovery and so much more. Mark can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/markccrowley/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/MarkCCrowley Website - http://markccrowley.com/ Podcast - http://markccrowley.com/podcasts/  Please find out more about the Listening Organisation, a human-centred approach to re-humanising ourselves, leaders and teams-> thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/   
46:48
March 24, 2019
Episode 45 - Dawna Jones, Chief Provocateur at InSight Out Consulting
I am more than excited to share this awesome podcast with you which flowed across a wide range of topics including complex adaptive systems, courage, mental health, homelessness, curiosity, fear, leadership and everything in between. I am always energised by conversations that stretch our thinking, yet are also not out of grasp.  I feel Dawna has a wonderful gift for making the complex understandable - do you agree? Dawna can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnahjones/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/EPDawna_Jones Podcast - http://www.frominsighttoaction.com/ Dawna's talk as discussed -  https://youtu.be/NbYD2bLvMS4  Please find out more about the Listening Organisation, a human-centred approach to re-humanising ourselves, leaders and teams-> thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/  
50:48
March 16, 2019
Episode 44 - Kirsten Holder, Owner of Kickstart Development
I loved my recent conversation with Kirsten Holder. We discuss teams, leadership, vulnerability, trust, psychological safety, education and so much more and a wonderful, super shout out to the UK's National Health Service (NHS).  We needed another hour! I really enjoyed learning about one of Kirsten's approaches to team & leadership development focusing on reflection and emotion. Some of the researchers that she cited during our discussion can be found below: Kirsten can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://www.kickstartdevelopment.co.uk/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirsten-holder-b789538/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/kirstenlholder Kirsten referenced Professor Michael Wets's Compassionate leadership - https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/audio-video/michael-west-collaborative-compassionate-leadership I was grateful to welcome Amy Edmondson as referenced by Kirsten back on Ep 29 of the podcast -> https://anchor.fm/value-through-vulnerability/episodes/Epsiode-29---Amy-Edmondson--Professor-of-Leadership--Management--Harvard-Business-School-e2k0md You can find your local branch of LnD CoWork here -> https://about.me/lndcowork Standing Ovation can be found here -> https://www.standingovationproject.com/  Please find out more about the Listening Organisation, a human-centred approach to re-humanising ourselves, leaders and teams-> thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ 
49:15
March 9, 2019
Episode 43 - Steve Browne, VP Human Resources at La Rosa's
I am so excited to share this podcast with you.  I have been hunting Steve down for a number of months now :-) and finally managed to get him onto the podcast and boy, was it worth the wait. We have an in-depth, wide-ranging discussion covering vulnerability, mindset, his passionate human-centred approach to HR (no it is not obviously common!), who is inspiring him the most right now and so much more.  Oh and PS, he does have lava-lamps in his office, amazing! Steve can be contacted via the following means: Twitter - https://twitter.com/sbrownehr LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveb5/ Steve's article that he mentioned during the podcast is here -> https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/bright-future-steve-browne-shrm-scp/ Please find out more about the Listening Organisation, a human-centred approach to re-humanising ourselves, leaders and teams-> thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/  
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March 2, 2019
Episode 42 - KoAnn, Founder & CEO of Sustainable Brands
I am more than excited to introduce KoAnn to you, a true innovator and champion in the field of sustainability.  KoAnn founded SB on the back of a 40k loan and has grown it to be a > $1bn enterprise. I was taken aback by KoAnn's drive, optimism, passion and energy, but from a beautiful place of presence, to work at the intersection of purpose and profitability.  You will take so much away from this conversation as I did. The FREE Have Courage online summit can be found here-> https://havecourage.krtra.com/t/d9LANKhHjfZa?tracking_id1=HCSummit&tracking_id2=GarryT KoAnn can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://sustainablebrands.com/ SB paris event - https://www.sbparis.eu/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/Koann Books referenced that helped shape KoAnn's vision were as follows: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Hot-Flat-Crowded-Revolution-Global/dp/0141036664/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1551122819&sr=1-1&keywords=hot+flat+and+crowded https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Lexus-Olive-Tree-Understanding-Globalization/dp/1250013747/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1551122882&sr=1-5 https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0099535475/ref=ox_sc_mini_detail?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE Please find a link to www.thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/, my human-centred approach to re-humanising ourselves, leaders & teams.   
36:44
February 25, 2019
Have Courage Online Summit Special Ep 8 with Jane Adshead-Grant
I am humbled and inspired to share episode eight, with Jane Adshead-Grant, of a special series of podcasts around Having Courage that will accompany the FREE Have Courage online summit that has run since Mon 11th Feb 2019 and will continue for 23 days. Jane is an ICF Master Credited Coach, Accredited Time to Think Coach & NLP Certified Coach, but above all, an incredibly present and engaging human being.   In addition Jane is an Executive Coach with the Barry-Wehmiller Leadership Institute, an organisation that I have become rather obsessed about over the past 12 months due to their deeply human-centred approach to leadership.  The book referenced is Everybody Matters by Bob Chapman and Raj Sisodia: https://www.everybodymattersbook.com/ In this powerful 22 minute conversation, Jane shares openly times where she has had to step into her courage, some of the common barriers to people stepping into their courage and so much more. I truly wish this chat could of continued for another 22 minutes, but should you have any interest in following up with Jane, she can be contacted via the following means: Website -  janeadsheadgrant.com  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janeadsheadgrant/ You can subscribe to this FREE summit here -> havecourage.krtra.com/t/d9LANKhHjfZa?tracking_id1=HCSummit&tracking_id2=GarryT 
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February 20, 2019
Have Courage Online Summit Special Ep 7 with Arielle Ford, Author, Speaker & Relationship Expert
I am excited to share episode seven, with Arielle Ford, from a special series of podcasts around Having Courage that will accompany the FREE Have Courage online summit that has run since Mon 11th Feb 2019 and will continue for 23 days. Arielle Ford is a love and relationship expert and a leading personality in the personal growth and contemporary spirituality movement. For the past 25 years she has been living, teaching, and promoting consciousness through all forms of media.  Arielle can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://www.arielleford.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/arielleford You can subscribe to this FREE summit here -> havecourage.krtra.com/t/d9LANKhHjfZa?tracking_id1=HCSummit&tracking_id2=GarryT 
28:38
February 18, 2019
Have Courage Online Summit Special Ep 6 with Gary Bridgeman, Professional & Personal Development Coach
I was totally enthralled by Gary Bridgeman in episode six of a special series of podcasts around Having Courage that will accompany the FREE Have Courage online summit that has run since Mon 11th Feb 2019 and will continue for 23 days. We go deep, pretty quickly, into how it takes courage to look in the mirror, at ourselves and of our thinking, to face our fears, yet how by taking only small steps, we can truly step into our power. I really had goosebumps as we spoke today!  Do you understand why?  Does it sound odd?  Let's discuss your reflections. Gary can be contacted via the following means: LindkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-bridgeman-lion-04797a4/ Website - https://activate-yourlife.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/Activ_your_life You can subscribe to this FREE summit here -> havecourage.krtra.com/t/d9LANKhHjfZa?tracking_id1=HCSummit&tracking_id2=GarryT 
28:58
February 15, 2019
Have Courage Online Summit Special Ep 5 with Ewa Bellman Holistic Therapist & NLP Practitioner
I have the absolute pleasure of introducing Ewa Bellman onto episode five of a special series of podcasts around Having Courage that will accompany the FREE Have Courage online summit that has run since Mon 11th Feb 2019 for 23 days. We discuss her passion for the arts, courageous steps that she has taken to move her life forward in a desired direction and the importance of allowing ourselves to be taught by our children - such a wonderful reflection (and so, so much more) Ewa can be contacted via the following means: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ewa-bellman-6510858/ https://twitter.com/BellmanEwa You can subscribe to this FREE summit here -> havecourage.krtra.com/t/d9LANKhHjfZa?tracking_id1=HCSummit&tracking_id2=GarryT  As an extra bonus, Ewa also shares a song that resonates a lot with her personally and that she wished to share with you, the listener- >  https://youtu.be/bZolfKgW5Is 
28:33
February 13, 2019
Have Courage Online Summit Special Ep 4 with Sue Stone
I had the pleasure of welcoming the inspiring Sue Stone onto episode four of a special series of podcasts around Having Courage that will accompany the FREE Have Courage online summit that will run from today, Mon 11th Feb 2019 for 23 days. We discuss her own personal journey from £10 and the risk of foreclosure on her home through to the international author and coach that she is today. She shares some actionable insight and recommendations as to how you can live with more courage. Sue can be contacted via the following means: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sue.stone.58173 Website - http://www.suestonefoundation.com/?fbclid=IwAR0UToWn-18YHKkIS0fW8y3LEqMj976UKGFinRWvf73PKPPzGrfCwEH8trw You can subscribe to this FREE summit here -> havecourage.krtra.com/t/d9LANKhHjfZa?tracking_id1=HCSummit&tracking_id2=GarryT 
17:40
February 11, 2019
Have Courage Online Summit Special Ep 3 with Anni Tuffnell of Pheonix Guidance
I really enjoyed this conversation with Anni Tuffnell for episode three of a special series of podcasts around Having Courage that will accompany the FREE Have Courage online summit that will run from Mon 11th Feb 2019 for 23 days.  We discuss some of her courageous life choices, how she serves others including those with autism and a wide range of advice and recommendations as to how you can live with more courage. Anni can be contacted via the following means: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anni-tuffnell-20830116/ anni@pheonixguidance.co.uk You can subscribe to this FREE summit here -> https://havecourage.krtra.com/t/d9LANKhHjfZa?tracking_id1=HCSummit&tracking_id2=GarryT
27:10
February 9, 2019
Have Courage Online Summit Special Ep 2 with Jeff Weigh of Ignite Performance Coaching
I am grateful to welcome Jeff Weigh back onto the podcast for episode two of a special series of podcasts around Having Courage that will accompany the FREE Have Courage online summit that will run from Mon 11th Feb 2019 for 23 days  We discuss what courage means to him, an example of when he has had to step into his courage and more. Jeff can be contacted via the following means: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffweigh/ http://igniteperformance.co.uk/latest/  @Jeff_Ignite  You can subscribe to this FREE summit here -> https://havecourage.krtra.com/t/d9LANKhHjfZa?tracking_id1=HCSummit&tracking_id2=GarryT
17:18
February 7, 2019
Have Courage Online Summit Special Ep 1 with Dr Dave Ulrich of RBL Group
Dave kindly joins me for episode one of a special series of podcasts around Having Courage that will accompany the FREE Have Courage online summit that will run from Mon 11th Feb 2019 for 23 days. You can subscribe here for this FREE online summit ->  https://havecourage.krtra.com/t/d9LANKhHjfZa?tracking_id1=HCSummit&tracking_id2=GarryT  Dave shares that his passion is "value creation" and offers a myriad of wonderful stories to bring his expertise and messaging to life. Success is not what we do or that we have competencies, it is that what we do that creates value for somebody else that matters.  Such a wonderful message and this lights a deeply thought-provoking conversation touching on a variety of courage related topics. Dave can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/daveulrichpro/ Twitter -  @dave_ulrich 
35:06
February 5, 2019
Epsiode 41 - Colin Smith (The Listener) from Dexterity Solutions Limited
I really enjoyed having Colin onto the podcast today. He really is an impressive man, calm, present and generous of spirit. Colin serves individuals and leaders with one of the biggest gifts of our time - space and time to think. We discuss the difference between passive & active listening, vulnerability, awareness, Nancy Kline's Thinking Environment, mindset and so much more. Colin wrote a very interesting article recently which can be found here -> https://www.bizcatalyst360.com/when-was-the-last-time-you-really-felt-heard/ Colin can be contacted via the following means: Website - https://dexteritysolutions.co.uk/the-listener/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colindsmith1/ Twitter - @katcolles  My Exponential Human Potential article -> https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/exponential-human-contribution-garry-turner-mcipd/  Please find here -> thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest   
54:55
February 3, 2019
Episode 40 - Meg Peppin from MP Partnership Limited
I was lucky to have the pleasure of Meg's company on this latest edition of the podcast.  Having only 'met' Meg via social media over the past 18 months, Meg is a wonderfully empathetic, engaging & thoughtful person.   I really enjoy that she intentionally takes her time to offer considered responses to questions or reflections, a rarity in this super charged, always-on world that can lead us to distraction.  We discussed her vision for a more considered and intentional world, Nancy Kline's Thinking Environment, coaching, inclusion, awareness, social media & more.  Look out for Meg's archaeological metaphor, one of my favourite parts of the discussion.  Meg can be contacted via the following means:  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/meg-peppin-89136a27/  Twitter -  @OD_optimist   Please find here -> thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest  
51:28
January 26, 2019
Episode 39 - Denise Sanderson-Escourt, HR Business Partner, Entrepreneur & Trustee
I had the pleasure of welcoming Denise onto the podcast today. Denise's presence & grace coupled with drive, passion and ambition is truly a wonder to behold.  Running 4 concurrent roles keeps her very busy, but the golden thread of serving people  and organisations to improved versions of themselves keeps here centred. She offers so many nuggets of wisdom with one right near the end related to a fitbit. Denise can be contacted via the following means: Twitter - https://twitter.com/DamsonHR LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/denisesanderson/ Blog - http://damsonhr.blogspot.com/ Image consultancy - http://www.damsonbelle.co.uk/  Please find here -> thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest 
48:52
January 19, 2019
Episode 38 - Abdul Shakur, Community Builder & CEO at Etica
I have to say, I was absolutely blown away by the care, authenticity, vulnerability and passion of this 24 year old visionary. Abdul is what, I feel, is a great  example of what our next generation of business, political and world leaders will and needs to look like. Abdul can be connected via the following means (unfortunately the hyperlinks at the time of publishing are not working): Website - http://eticalondon.strikingly.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/abdulshakur/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/AbdulShakurLdn Michael Neill's podcast can be found here -> https://www.michaelneill.org/podcast/  Please find here -> thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest 
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January 12, 2019
Episode 36 - Dr John Mervyn-Smith, Chief Psychologist/ Director
I had the pleasure of welcoming Dr GC Index. John Mervyn-Smith, onto the podcast today. I thoroughly enjoyed our discussion which covered self-awareness, leadership, vulnerability, inclusion, an area of personal passion for John.  I was also interested as I felt that psychology was intersecting with a spiritual angle to some extent. Did you see this? Did I make it up?  John can be contacted via the following means:  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-john-mervyn-smith-7337116/  Website - https://www.thegcindex.com/  Please find here -> thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest 
45:55
January 5, 2019
Episode 35 - Louise Karunwi, Talent Development, Leadership Coach & Entrepreneur at The Juntos Group
I had the pleasure of welcoming Louise onto the podcast today. We had a really interesting discussion covering inclusion, belonging, leadership, culture, personal development, vulnerability & more.  The article that Louise wrote for the CIPD can be found here -> https://www.cipd.co.uk/news-views/changing-work-views/future-work/thought-pieces/future-diversity-inclusion  If you a women within any job role in the finance or tech sectors, please do reach out to Louise to assist her with her Masters dissertation.  Louise can be contacted via the following means:  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisekarunwi/  Twitter - https://twitter.com/LouiseKarunwi  Please find here -> thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest 
34:20
December 29, 2018
Episode 34 - Jennifer Brown - Founder, President & CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting
I was grateful to welcome Jennifer Brown onto the podcast today to discuss all things inclusion, diversity and the future of work.  Jennifer has worked in the D&I space for many years and as well as being a trained musician, she was first a soft skills trainer where she believed that with good design, a facilitator can do anything.  Jennifer can be contacted via the following means:  Website - https://jenniferbrownspeaks.com/  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferbrownconsulting/  Twitter - @jenniferbrown You can find Jennifer's book 'Inclusion' here -.> https://jenniferbrownspeaks.com/book/  Please find here -> thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
52:41
December 22, 2018
Episode 37 - 2018 End of year podcast reflections/themes
As we near the end of 2018, 7 months into the Value through Vulnerability podcast and after 36 full podcast  & 10 x 15 mins selfcare podcasts, I was keen for myself but also for our listeners to reflect on what I see as the key themes coming out from these podcasts that provide opportunities for personal, organisational & societal growth in 2019. For those that may be time poor or hard of hearing, here are the key summary items discussed: Slow down, strop & get present more often The human experience operates inside out – not outside in based on circumstance No-one comes to work wanting to be a dick / tyrant Be more you – lean in, go first – role model humanity Actively listen & seek feedback We need to be taking a long-term view on those in our care at work Wellbeing has to be a priority in 2019 Trust of ourselves and those we interact with Structure creates freedom Sustainability Actively expand your network with people that do not look & think you, outside of your main skill-set and sector  Please find here -> thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest 
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December 21, 2018
Epsiode 33 - Lorna Leeson from Little Tent
I had the pleasure of welcoming Lorna Lesson from Little Tent onto the podcasts. I learned about the origin of Lorna's company name, the importance of inclusion & vulnerability to her practice, the variety of artistic talent that sits within her and her new innovation to help leaders (it sounds amazing!) I found it fascinating to draw on other parallels such as the move to more agile working, which in essence, is exactly what Lorna will support from a different angle. Lorna can be contacted via the following means: Email - lorna@lornaleeson.co.uk LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lornaleeson/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/reallornaleeson Lorna's LinkedIn article that I referenced -> https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/we-need-talk-work-lorna-leeson/ https://valuethroughvulnerability.com/2018/06/03/soft-skills-its-time-for-a-mindset-shift-refocusing-of-language/ - My blog & challenge to 'soft skills' term Please find here -> thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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December 16, 2018
Episode 32 - Hung Lee, Founder of Workshape & Curator of Recruiting Brainfood
I had he pleasure of welcoming Hung Lee, Founder of Workshape & Curator of Recruiting Brainfood onto the podcast.  I really enjoyed how this conversation flowed between Hung's education in Anthropology, his passion to make recruitment more humane, his big picture thinking and his challenge & awareness-raising around what inclusion & exclusion looks like - it may surprise you at first.  I have listened back twice to this podcast and I am still getting new realisations & takeaways!  Hung can be contacted via the following means:  Website - https://www.workshape.io/  Email - hung@workshape.io  Blog - http://www.recruitingbrainfood.com/  Twitter - https://twitter.com/HungLee  Please find here -> thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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December 8, 2018
Episode 31 - Ollie Martin, Consultant
I had the pleasure of welcoming Ollie Martin, who is a consultant, onto the podcast. Ollie is a super passionate & interesting character, having worked in the police force for a number of years, he is driven to help ex forces personnel use their fantastic transferable skills in the civilian world of work. I was really taken aback and learned so much myself about the trust, listening, empathy, care, MVP (minimal viable products/situations), iteration, inclusive etc approach that he and so many of his peers takes to their service work. Ollie is driven by the same things as myself - to make individuals and the world of work more human - and I am excited to watch Ollie's trajectory as we enter 2019. Ollie's writing can be found at this link -> https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/author/omartin/ Ollie can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/oliver-martin-life-consultant/ Website - http://www.olivermartinlifeconsultant.com/ The catalytic skills vs soft skills comment came via Barry O Kane -> https://www.linkedin.com/in/barryokane/ Ollie's contact from Mightify that he referenced is here-> https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomwheelhouse/ Please find here -> thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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December 4, 2018
Episode 30 Heather Hanson-Wickman, author & founder of Untethered Consulting
I had the absolute pleasure of welcoming Heather onto the podcast today. We learn about where the name of her company came from, we discuss vulnerability, awareness & fear at length, review what gets in the way of moving from where we are today towards the future of work, mindset and more. I was really interested to explore Heather's new book The Evolved Executive in more detail - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Evolved-Executive-Future-Work-Action-ebook/dp/B07F6QGTYZ An Inc article was also published recently highlighting the 4 mindsets that Heather advised Evolved Executives are mindful of -> https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6474006643276337152 Heather can be contacted via the following means: Email - heather@untetheredconsulting.com Website - https://www.untetheredconsulting.com/ Resources referenced by Heather during this podcast include the following: • “DON MIGUEL RUIZ “ – The 4 agreements recommended by Heather https://experiencelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/28-the-four-agreements.pdf • Michael Singers work - https://untetheredsoul.com/ • Raj Sisodia ‘Firms of Endearment’ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Firms-Endearment-World-Class-Companies-Passion/dp/0133382591 Please find here -> thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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December 2, 2018
Epsiode 29 - Amy Edmondson, Professor of Leadership & Management, Harvard Business School
I was very grateful to welcomed one of my inspirations onto the podcast in Amy Edmondson.  I have followed Amy's work with interest over the past couple of years, seeing her work around Psychological Safety being critical to a healthier, more inclusive #futureofwork. We cover a wide range of topics including vulnerability, psychological safety, inclusion, leadership & my favourite manager / leader definition debate, to which Amy gives an awesome reply. Amy's new book "The Fearless Organization" is now out and can be found here -> https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fearless-Organization-Psychological-Workplace-Innovation/dp/1119477247 Amy can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/amedmondson/  Website -  https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=6451  Please find here ->  https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/  -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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November 25, 2018
Episode 28 - Natalie Nuttal, PR Consultant and Co-founder of Smile Group
It was so inspiring to speak with Natalie recently as we discussed her own journey through post natal depression, her setting up of the SMILE charity, a passion driven with a colleague to offer support to ensure women have the support that was not necessarily there for her, we learn about her definition of vulnerability, her ability to stay present & how important her children are as teachers. Natalie can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-nuttall-3209937/ Twitter - @Natalienuttall Charity - http://www.thesmilegroup.org/ The book that Natalie referenced that helped her was -> https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mindful-Way-Through-Depression-Unhappiness/dp/1593851286 Please find here -> thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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November 18, 2018
Self-Care week (12-16th Nov 2018) - Episode 10 with Margaret Ochieng,
I loved this discussion with Margaret, our final of the 10 selfcare podcasts for this #selfcareweek.  Margaret's ability to let go and be present is THE ultimate #selfcare approach and one I have struggled to manage well. "Forgive ourselves" and go again is one of my biggest takeaways of the week.  Margaret can be contacted via the following means:  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/margaret-ochieng-6718a12a/  Twitter - @MargaretOchien7
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November 16, 2018
Self-Care week (12-16th Nov 2018) - Episode 9 with Clare Moore, Head of Marketing at PeopleFirst
I really enjoyed this chat with Clare Moore. We have only recently met, but her wisdom and journey into more effective selfcare resonates a lot with me. I especially enjoyed her talking about seeing selfcare as an "investment in self." This is so powerful and really reminds us that by ensuring we stay as present as possible, we can be the best for others. Clare can be contacted via the following means: Twitter - @Clare_Moore LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/clare-moore-75955119/ The book that I referenced was Essentialism by Greg McKeown can can be found here -> https://www.amazon.co.uk/Essentialism-Disciplined-Pursuit-Greg-McKeown/dp/0753555166
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November 16, 2018
Self-Care week (12-16th Nov 2018) - Episode 8 with Kelly Swingler, Founder of Chrysalis Consult
I was grateful to have Kelly back onto the podcast after she joined me for the full podcast duration in Episode 4. It was fascinating to learn about Kelly's extensive selfcare practice, but how she is conscious not to allow her selfcare to become a chore - powerful messaging. Kelly can be contacted via the following means: Twitter - @kelly_swingler LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyswinglerchrysalis/ Website - https://www.chrysalis-consulting.co.uk/ The books that Kelly has written can be found here -> https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Kelly-Swingler/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3AKelly%20Swingler
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November 15, 2018
Self-Care week (12-16th Nov 2018) - Episode 7 with Lucy Dodd, Group HR Director
I was excited to welcome Lucy onto the podcast today. Lucy has such a clear & concise view as to what she 'needs' that this sets the stall out for her selfcare vs using selfcare to try and fulfil her needs. This was a big takeaway from this chat and there are a lot more nuggets of wisdom for you in just 15 minutes. Lucy can be contacted via the following means: Twitter - @LucyDoddleHR LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/doddlehr18/
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November 15, 2018
Self-Care week (12-16th Nov 2018) - Episode 6 with Vicky Carruthers, HR Administrator
I loved having the inspirational Vicky Carruthers onto the podcast today to discuss self-care. I am really impressed by Vicky's personal journey in so many quarters, but as much by her drive to follow her passion into the HR arena. I found her energy and desire to make a difference very infectious. Vicky can be contacted via the following means: Twitter - @vmjcarruthers LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/vmjcarruthers/
12:40
November 14, 2018
Self-Care week (12-16th Nov 2018) - Episode 5 with Steve Keith, The Branding Man
I was grateful to have Steve Keith on today, a regular at our #selfcareweekly Twitter chat which takes place every Tues at 2000pm GMT. Steve takes us through some of his journey from poorer selfcare to more robust selfcare which includes more regular contact with & opening up to his friends, something I need to do more of! Steve has recently set up his own business, a trait I always admire in someone. Steve can be contacted via the following means: Web - https://www.thebrandingman.co.uk/ Twitter - @thebrandingman Steve made reference to a book by Robert Webb the Comedian which can be found at the following link -> https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Not-Boy-Robert-Webb/dp/1786890089
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November 14, 2018
Self-Care week (12-16th Nov 2018) - Episode 4 with Jeff Weigh from Ignite Performance
I am super grateful to Jeff for answering my call for peers from my #PLN to join me to review their self-care practices for this self-care week. Jeff is one of our rare breed, a man that attends and shares his views on self care at our weekly #selfcareweekly twitter chat that takes place every Tuesday at 2000pm GMT. Jeff can be contact via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffweigh/ Twitter - @Jeff_Ignite Website - http://igniteperformance.co.uk/
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November 13, 2018
Self-Care week (12-16th Nov 2018) - Episode 3 with Laura Izard, Talent Partner & Comeback Girl
I loved this discussion with Laura Izard where she talked about the importance of operating from a self-care position of love vs fear. How often do we consciously reflect on that starting point? The book that Laura referenced is Five regrets of the Dying -> https://www.amazon.co.uk/Top-Five-Regrets-Dying-Transformed/dp/1848509995 Laura can be contacted via any of the following means: Website - http://www.comebackgirl.com/ Twitter - @C0mebackG1rl LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauraizard/
14:43
November 13, 2018
Self-Care week (12-16th Nov 2018) - Episode 2 with Rich Cooper, Coach & Analyst
I loved welcoming my friend & colleague Rich Cooper onto episode two of this self-care week. As a technically minded introvert, job-crafter & empathetic coach, Rich talks about his key 6 areas of self-aware awareness & offers some brilliant advice for people to live their fullest possible life. Rich can be contacted via any of the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rich-cooper-4b7b124/ Twitter - @uk_coops
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November 12, 2018
Self-Care week (12-16th Nov 2018) - Episode 1 with Gethin Nadin, Author & Director
I was grateful to welcome Gethin Nadin, author & Director of Employee Wellbeing onto the podcast as part of this special series of self-care podcast. Gethin's book A World of Good can be found here -> https://www.amazon.co.uk/World-Good-Improving-Employee-Experience/dp/197393793X Gethin can be contacted via any of the following means: Email - GethinNadin@hellobenefex.com Twitter - https://twitter.com/WorldofGoodBook LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gethinnadin/
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November 12, 2018
Episode 27 Charles Green CEO of Trusted Advisor Associates
I had the pleasure of welcoming Charles onto the podcast today. I reached out to Charles after being made aware of his Trust Equation model via Helen Amery. I absolutely loved this chat as it pulled together so many different strands for me, not just related to the emotional side of our human experience, but the cross over and relevance to sales, the other part of my personal world. Topics covered today include a dive into the trust equation, a focus on intimacy (which could also be seen as vulnerability), the current & future of work especially as it relates to trust & Charles' wonderful insights around the importance of the marriage between data and humanity, in driving, mutually serving sales relationships. Charles can be contacted via the following means: Web - https://trustedadvisor.com/ Podcast - https://trustedadvisor.com/trustmatters/category/podcast LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/charleshgreen/ Twitter - @CharlesHGreen Many free resources can be found on the website but I point directly towards the excellent white paper that was referenced during the podcast: https://trustedadvisor.com/public/files/pdf/2010_TA_Whitepaper_Think_Again_Special.pdf The WEF Future of jobs report quoted can be found here -> http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Future_of_Jobs_2018.pdf Please find here -> thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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November 12, 2018
Episode 26 Mark Gilroy from TMS Development International Ltd
I had the absolute pleasure of welcoming Mark Gilroy, Managing Director of TMS Development International Ltd onto the podcast recently. Mark and I have been connected for a couple of years now, liaising more online than off to date, so I was really excited to explore our views around inclusion, vulnerability & awareness in more detail. Mark is a thoughtful, reflective person that exudes a sincerity & care for the other person that he is talking to, I really felt that - I can imagine his coaching sessions being excellent. Aside from the above, we talk at length about social media, identity, credibility & it's link back to self, vulnerability etc Mark can be contacted as follows: https://www.tmsdi.com/ @thatmarkgilroy - Twitter snap-leadership.com – blogging site Here’s a write-up by Mark of Phil Willcox’s (@PhilWillcox) session on vulnerability/credibility as referenced in the podcast: http://www.snap-leadership.com/blog-snap-leadership/2016/12/19/emotion-authenticity-deception-and-credibility Some reports re: value of inclusion & diversity: https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/delivering-through-diversity https://www.catalyst.org/media/companies-more-women-board-directors-experience-higher-financial-performance-according-latest Other peers referenced that are well worth following include: Helen Amery - @WildFigSolns Rich Cooper - @uk_coops Rob Baker - @BakerRJM Matt O Neill - @mattoneill Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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November 5, 2018
Episode 25 - James Rees, Executive Coach
I had the pleasure of welcoming James Rees, an Executive Coach onto the podcast today. James is an inspiration to me as someone like James in your network is of such high value, both a great advocate & supporter of new ways of thinking & working, but equally as a good challenger of the same. We discuss a range of topics during this podcast including his awesome metaphor for the world of work, vulnerability, awareness, inclusion, coaching practice & loads more. James can be contacted via the following means: james@cooper-rees.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-rees-60428352/ https://twitter.com/jamesrees_coach Additional resources: Julie Starr's book that I referenced is "The Coaching Manual" in one of many that can be found ere -> All of Julie's books can be found at www.amazon.co.uk/Julie-Starr/e/B001JRRG2S Barefoot Coaches who James holds in high regard can be found here - http://www.barefootcoaching.co.uk/ Dan Cable's book that James referenced is "Alive at Work" - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alive-Work-Neuroscience-Helping-People/dp/1633694259 Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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October 29, 2018
Episode 24 - Raj Sisodia, Co-Founder of Conscious Capitalism
I had the absolute pleasure of welcoming Raj Sisodia, co-founder of the Conscious Capitalism movement and Distinguished Professor of Global Business at Babson College onto the podcast. We covered a number of key themes including vulnerability, awareness & inclusion however, this conversation went much deeper & more fundamental based on Raj's work around Conscious Capitalism and The Healing Organisation. Raj shares a wonderful array of stories & statistics to bring his life's work to life, but rather than me go on, please enjoy this most inspiring of podcasts. Raj can be contacted as follows: http://www.rajsisodia.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajendrasisodia/ https://twitter.com/RajSisodiaCC The talk & podcast that moved me so much to contact Raj were: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ep-49-raj-sisodia-and-the-healing-organization/id992577373?i=1000394240073&mt=2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWs6HFOkNEY&feature=youtu.be Raj has also written a number of books including: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Everybody-Matters-Extraordinary-Caring-People/dp/0241975409 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Conscious-Capitalism-Field-Guide-Transforming/dp/1633691705/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1539905751&sr=1-2 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Conscious-Capitalism-New-Preface-Authors/dp/1625271751 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shakti-Leadership-Embracing-Feminine-Masculine/dp/1626564655 Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
1:02:46
October 21, 2018
Episode 23 - * Menopause Special * with Veronica Hyde from Treasured Self
“What happens when people open their hearts?" "They get better.” ― Haruki Murakami, (thank you Veronica for this quote, so apt) I was grateful to be involved in this interesting, engaging & educational discussion about the menopause with Veronica Hyde, in readiness for World Menopause Day on Thursday 18th Oct 2018. The conversation also evidenced the importance of our most human of traits such as vulnerability, awareness, communication, listening and so much more. This conversation inspired me personally as from a position of little knowledge, I learned so much and connected many more dots - thank you Veronica. Veronica can be contacted by any of the following: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/veronica-hyde-ma-in-education-dip-counselling-b07ba730/ Twitter - @HydeVee @henpickednet / https://henpicked.net/ http://www.imsociety.org/index.php Resources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbXUAg5tA0s - mindfulness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5NEvq7gl1g - Full body scan as mentioned by Veronica Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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October 18, 2018
Episode 22 - Jo Kandola from The Bias Gym
I am very grateful to welcome Jo onto the podcast, someone who is a real inspiration to me. Jo was introduced to me by Shauna O ' Handley following an open request for help on LinkedIn. With a PHD in bias focusing on gender, Jo is driven to make the world more inclusive & more just as proven by her comment “if anything is going to get me angry or wind me up, it is when there is injustice.” We talk about a range of topics including bias (gender & race), vulnerability, awareness, collaboration & so much more. Jo can be contacted as follows: www.thebiasgym.com/ info@thebiasgym.com LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/jo-kandola-0923ab15/ Twitter - @JoKandola The book Jo mentioned around co-denting is Onlyness by Nilofer Merchant. An incredible book that we cannot recommend enough. www.amazon.co.uk/Power-Onlyness-Ideas-Mighty-Enough-ebook/dp/B01N0UULIJ The book I referenced is The Mask of Masculinity by Lewes Howes: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mask-Masculinity-Embrace-Vulnerability-Relationships/dp/1623368626 Other movements/co-denters that are inspiring Jo right now include: @LetToysBeToys - http://www.lettoysbetoys.org.uk/ @LetBooksBeBooks @beingmankind - https://beingmankind.org/ Please be kid enough to by one of their books, as Jo advised, one is then given to a school free of charge Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
51:40
October 15, 2018
Episode 21 - Matt O Neill, Creative Entrepreneur & Futurist
I loved this chat with Matt. Such a diverse, yet balanced discussion covering a wide range of topics including awareness, futurism, nuerodiversity, inclusion, organisational design & so much more. Matt can be contacted as follows: www.modcommslimited.com matt@modcommslimited.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattone/ Twitter - @mattoneill References from our discussion are as follows: http://www.newcultureoflearning.com/ - book reference https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-future-of-jobs-report-2018 https://www.streetbank.com/splash?locale=en-GB – sharing assets with neighbours as Matt mentioned https://valuethroughvulnerability.com/2018/10/03/fdm-nuerodiversity-hackathon/ - recent hackathon summary https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/understanding-vs-action/id1120952231?i=1000420782077&mt=2 – reinforces my message around my understanding as to my mental health challenge Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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October 8, 2018
Epsiode 20 - Rehana Begum
I was grateful for such a positive & direct conversation with Rehana around some of the most important discussions of our time i.e inclusion, awareness, white privilege, vulnerability & more. The best way to contact Rehana is via her Twitter handle @rehana_begum9 Some great resources to help improve improve your awareness of inclusion & the value-add of it are as follows: https://www.catalyst.org/media/companies-more-women-board-directors-experience-higher-financial-performance-according-latest https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/embracing-diversity-improved-business-results-my-takeaways-cannon/ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nhs-staff-bullying-abuse-health-workers-uk-government-crackdown-a8538166.html Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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October 1, 2018
Episode 19 - Ben Lunn, Composer
Ben is an inspiring, knowledgeable & passionate composer who strives to improve inclusivity for those with disabilities. Ben has such wisdom & depth, I truly could have spoken with him for hours and I grateful to my Twitter network for putting he & I in contact. Ben's site can be found here --> https://benlunncomposer.tumblr.com/ Drake Music can be found here: http://www.drakemusic.org/ https://drakemusicscotland.org/ Resources, insight & reflection offered by Ben can be found as follows: http://dyskinetic.net/2018/08/19/the-problem-with-stock-photos-of-disabled-people/ https://io9.gizmodo.com/staircases-in-space-why-are-places-in-science-fiction-1827966642 https://medium.com/disability-acts https://medium.com/@kennyfries/the-fries-test-on-disability-representation-in-our-culture-9d1bad72cc00 https://autisticinclusivemeets.com/ http://autisticadvocacy.org/ https://www.autistica.org.uk/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUtAxUQjwB4 Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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September 24, 2018
Episode 18 - Karen Beaven, Award Winning HR Director & Founder of The HR Entrepreneurs Network and t
In this episode, Karen & I discuss mental health, self-awareness, vulnerability, diversity/inclusion, #selfcare, entrepreneurship & her foray into Facebook Live events. I have the deepest admiration & I am truly inspired by Karen's humility, openness & drive to make a difference to other people. Karen's new book will come out in the New Year with pre-orders coming soon (I will be getting my one!) Karen can be contected via the following means: https://karenbeaven.com/ Twitter - @K_Beaven https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenbeaven/ Karen is also leading the following networks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PXInnovators/ http://hrentrepreneursnetwork.com/ The #selfcareweekly Twitter chat referenced takes place every Tuesday evening at 2000pm GMT. Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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September 17, 2018
Episode 17 - Scott Santens, Basic Income Advocate
Scott is a really interesting, fascinating & inspiring person. I have rarely heard such a complex topic being delivered in such a way that even I could understand it! Scott offers his own personal experience of living on crowd-sourced basic income & also covers topics such as security, inclusion, stereotype/myth-busting & so much more. Scott can be contacted via any of the following: @scottsantens http://www.scottsantens.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottsantens/ Some of the links & references that Scott shared include: @rBasicIncome - Basic income Reddit @humansbasic - Ontario's UBI experiment I also found this after the podcast which is very interesting --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s394ygpIgzE I am very keen to get more people involved in the discussion, from my immediate network & beyond - to review, to challenge, to debate this as it seems to be to be not only a strategic imperative, but a humane imperative, to bring UBI into place. Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
50:42
September 10, 2018
Episode 16 - Kat Hounsell from Everyday People
In this chat today Kat & I discuss a wide range of topics from wellbeing, mental health, core values & purpose through to self-awareness, vulnerability, inclusion & the provocation of "what is work?" The wheresyourheadat campaign to petition government to make MHFAs compulsory can be found here - Please kindly sing the petition to help break 100k signatures: http://www.wheresyourheadat.org/ The inclusive leadership Deloitte study referenced by Kat can be found here: https://deloitte.wsj.com/cio/2016/05/04/6-characteristics-of-inclusive-leaders/ Kat can be contacted as follows: kat@everyday-people.co.uk www.everyday-people.co.uk @kat_hounsell @everyday_action Kat is leading a Mental Health First Aid fringe event at the upcoming Meaning conference which can be found here in case of interest: https://ti.to/mental-health-first-aid-meaning-fringe/mental-health-first-aid-champion-meaning-fringe Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
59:37
September 3, 2018
Episode 15 - My personal reflections 14 episodes in
I share my personal origin story, why this podcast has been created, the key themes that I have heard & learned come up throughout these first 14 podcasts & the clarity that we are all connected as one, singular, human race, above all else. I actually felt quite emotional recording this summary as: 1) the giving nature of those contributing hit me and 2) the absolute clarity as to where the major opportunities lay are so evident All of these opportunities are 100%, distinctly & deeply human. There is nothing in these first 14 podcasts around myopically focusing on quarterly results or metrics. Design work around the connected human beings that you are already paying billions for per day, and you you will give meaning & drive improved outcomes. It IS that simple for me. Focus areas that will help drive this and that I am keen to support others with are around: - mindset - trust - curiosity - inclusion - purpose & vision - effective listening Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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August 29, 2018
Episode 14 - Wendy Dailey, HR Professional
I had the pleasure of welcoming Wendy Dailey onto the podcast today, an experienced HR professional & fellow podcaster. Wendy shares her views around vulnerability, trust, social media, inclusion, her passion to support female leaders into leadership, her desire to raise the voice of people of colour & her experience of speaking at no less than 4 x DisruptHR events. Wendy can be contacted at: Wendy's blog - https://mydaileyjourney.com Twitter - @wyndall93 Wendy's podcast with Jon Thurmond (@Jon_Thurmond) can be found at --> http://hrsocialhourpodcast.podbean.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendy-dailey-7573872/ Other links of relevance to this podcast: https://www.girlscouts.org/ https://disrupthr.co/ Nilofer Merchant's (Twitter @nilofer) book referenced is called Onlyness My recent blog on trust as relevant to this blog --> https://valuethroughvulnerability.com/2018/08/28/trust/ Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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August 28, 2018
Episode 13 - Juan Castillo, Agile Coach
In this episode we meet Juan Castillo, a fascinating, deeply reflective & well read person who works as an Agile Coach. We discuss at length trust, the human experience, vulnerability, emotions, awareness, inclusion & so much more. Juan can be contacted juan.castillo79@hotmail.com or https://www.linkedin.com/in/juancastillo79/ Books: Thinking Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahneman - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0141033576/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1534273633&sr=1-1 Onlyness by Nilofer Merchant - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-Onlyness-Ideas-Mighty-Enough-ebook/dp/B01N0UULIJ Mating in Captivity by Esther https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mating-Captivity-Esther-Perel/dp/0340943750 Accelerate: The science of DevOps Podcasts: Tangentially Speaking - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/tangentially-speaking-with-christopher-ryan/id566908883?mt=2 Waking Up - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/waking-up-with-sam-harris/id733163012?mt=2 Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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August 20, 2018
Episode 12 - Julie Starr from Starr Consulting
In this episode, Julie & I explore her early year influences, the principles that guide her practice, her clarification between mentoring & coaching, vulnerability, inclusion, self-care, an amazing rallying call to everyone that offers coaching in it's various forms - "it is our time" & so much more. I have personally found Julie's book "The Coaching Manual" to be so easy to follow, to digest and to apply, thus reinforcing her message that "easy reading follows hard writing." Julie can be contacted as follows: W - http://www.starrconsulting.co.uk/ T - @juliestarrcoach LI - https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliestarrcoach/ All of Julie's books can be found at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Julie-Starr/e/B001JRRG2S Julie also referenced "The Power is Now" by Eckhart Tolle (this has been on my book shelf unread for some years - spooky!) #selfcareweekly @selfcareweekly takes place every Tuesday at 2000pm GMT / 1500pm CT Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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August 13, 2018
Episode 11 - Jenny Andersson from We Activate The Future
Jenny, a TEDx speaker & supporter of truly humane business, focuses on supporting the building of sustainable business models aligned with the SDGs or "Global Goals." This was a very inspiring chat taking in her key influences from a young age in Brixton, a discussion around self-organisation, vulnerability & so much more. Jenny can be contacted as follows: Email - jenny@weactivatethefuture.com Web - http://www.weactivatethefuture.com/ Twitter - @jenandersson1 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/anderssonjenny/ Jenny's TEDx talk can be found here: https://youtu.be/-1bouAoEJGw Jenny publishes a range of interesting articles on her LinkedIn account including one of my favourites here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-uk-cities-councils-can-take-inspiration-from-sdgs-andersson-frsa/ The #selfcareweekly @selfcareweekly Twitter chat takes place every Tues @ 2000pm GMT / 1500pm CT Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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August 6, 2018
Episode 10 - George Kiley from My Time Puzzles
George and I discuss a topic close to both of our hearts - mental well-being - and so much more. The petition led by @_NatashaDevon to get as many MHFAs as physical first aiders can be found here - please kindly sign it: http://www.wheresyourheadat.org/ George referenced two books that he has had found very helpful: Angela Duckworth - Grit https://www.amazon.co.uk/Grit-Passion-Perseverance-Angela-Duckworth/dp/1501111108 Brene Brown - Daring Greatly https://www.amazon.co.uk/Daring-Greatly-Courage-Vulnerable-Transforms/dp/1592408419 George mentioned that he has partnered with the Mental Health foundation who can be found at the following: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/ George can be contacted at: https://www.mytimepuzzles.com/ george@mytimepuzzles.com Perry Timms who connected George and I can be found at @PerryTimms My recent blog on being present: https://valuethroughvulnerability.com/2018/07/18/presence/ Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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July 30, 2018
Episode 9 - Jeremy Scrivens from The Emotional Economy at Work
This discussion covers so much ground including truly engaging the full heart as well as head of all people. The NHS North West partnership that Jeremy referenced can be found at https://youtu.be/8DP-2tHbmEo A recent post by Jeremy regards PeopleFirst can be found at : https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/peoplefirst-all-engaged-freedom-work-pt-4-whole-jeremy-scrivens/ Jeremy can be connected as follows: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-scrivens-20112a19/ @JeremyScrivens Jeremy shares many articles, blogs and reflections via his LinkedIn account. One of my favourite TED talks that Jeremy referenced around focusing on our "why" can be found at the following: https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action Consistently, Gallup have reported widespread disengagement at work. Focusing on the human doing the work, I 100% concur, is the key to turning this around https://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/224012/dismal-employee-engagement-sign-global-mismanagement.aspx Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
1:13:50
July 22, 2018
Episode 8 - Han Szurek, Talent Partner
Han Szurek is an impressive, knowledgeable & experienced Talent Partner based in London. She has worked in Australia as well as in the UK in a variety of client facing roles covering talent, recruitment and culture. We talk about a wide range of topics today including the differences between Australian & UK enterprises in her experience to date, vulnerability, inclusion, mindset, feedback mediums, HRs challenges, performance reviews, the future of work and who is inspiring her the most right now. Han can be contacted via her Twitter handle @hanszures Please do offer feedback to Han and/or I. We welcome your challenges, suggestions and input to help keep moving this discussion forward. I can be contacted at @garryturner0 or https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryturnermcipd/ The #SelfCareWeekly Twitter chat takes place every Tuesday at 2000pm GMT Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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July 17, 2018
Episode 7 - David Marquet from Turn The Ship Around
This podcast brings together so many diverse strands of current leadership & organisational design thinking for me on the back of human-centricity. Topics covered, to name but a few, include vulnerability, effective feedback, practice/experimentation, accountability, trust, self-awareness & a long-term commitment to doing what is right by people. David can be contacted as follows: https://www.davidmarquet.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidmarquet/ Twitter - @ldavidmarquet Leadership nudge youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM6PvFiH_weNCMCnFynTNdg Davids book Turn this Ship Around can be purchased as follows: In Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Turn-Ship-Around-Building-Breaking/dp/1591846404 Davids training partner in the UK: https://thisisremarkable.com/ led by Peter Russian @pete_russian I can be contacted at @garryturner0 or www.linkedin.com/in/garryturnermcipd/ The #SelfCareWeekly Twitter chat takes place every Tuesday at 2000pm GMT Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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June 30, 2018
Episode 6 - Deborah Hurwitz from Freedom for Perfectionists
Deborah & I talk about perfectionism, vulnerability, self-awareness, purpose, mental health, our always-on society, entrepreneurial spirit & so much more. This is an inspiring, honest & reflective podcast with someone that I deeply respect and who is living and breathing their purpose, fully within their power. https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/01/29/ira-glass-success-daniel-sax/ - Deborah referenced 'The Taste Gap' - more on this can be found here - I suffer from this ! Deborah can be contacted as follows and don't forget - she mentioned there is a free gift for anyone that connects with her via her website: www.freedomforperfectionists.com Twitter - @MaestraHurwitz I can be contacted at @garryturner0 or www.linkedin.com/in/garryturnermcipd/ The #SelfCareWeekly Twitter chat takes place every Tuesday at 2000pm GMT Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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June 26, 2018
Episode 5 - Rob Baker from Tailored Thinking
Rob and I discuss a wide range of topics today including job crafting, self-awareness, strengths-based leadership, evidence vs evolutionary practice, vulnerability, inclusion & of course the future of work. Rob can be contacted by any of the following means: www.tailoredthinking.co.uk @BakerRJM on Twitter rob@tailoredthinking.co.uk Some interesting resources that Rob has offered relating to our discussion today include: http://tailoredthinking.co.uk/jobcrafting https://hbr.org/2010/06/managing-yourself-turn-the-job-you-have-into-the-job-you-want https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_igfnctYjA https://www.michellemcquaid.com/teaching/strengths/ I can be contacted at @garryturner0 or www.linkedin.com/in/garryturnermcipd/ The #SelfCareWeekly Twitter chat takes place every Tuesday at 2000pm GMT Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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June 14, 2018
Episode 4 - Kelly Swingler from Chrysalis Consulting
Kelly is the passionate, humble, feedback-craving leader of Chrysalis Consulting. Kelly can be found at the following: Twitter: @kelly_swingler https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyswinglerchrysalis/ https://www.chrysalis-consulting.co.uk/ This chat was so deep, diverse & interesting covering a wide range of topics including self-awareness (truly focusing on us as individuals & not just on comparing self with others), vulnerability, inclusion, role-models, effective feedback, self-care & a view on the potential impact of HR in the future of work. The key foundation underpinning all of this - just talk! Some inspirations for Kelly include: Brene Brown - @BreneBrown Opray Winfrey - @Oprah Glenn Elliott - @glennelliott Kellys recommended reading currently is "Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations & Techniques" by Mark Stephens Kelly finds the "Daily Greatness Business Planner" to be a key part of her selfcare in addition to her other regular practices - https://dailygreatness.co.uk Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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June 5, 2018
Episode 3 - Piers Thurston from Making Change Work
I ask politely, please do not underestimate the content & depth of this talk. It is no ordinary talk about change management! Piers is a fascinating, passionate, challenging individual that brings a depth & breadth to the human condition that I have not experienced in some time.  Piers can be contacted at the following:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/piersthurston/  http://www.makingchangework.co.uk/  @MCW_Change  #qualityofmind  Please also find a 60 second intro to his approach Making Change Work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO53zCzg15c  To support further research by those that are interested, I enclose below the references that Piers offered: @michael_neill - Michael Neill who Piers holds in high regard including his books: - The Inside Out Revolution - The Space Within (finding your way home) - Creating the Impossible The podcast that Piers refers to can be found as follows: https://www.michaelneill.org/podcast/ https://www.thebiasgym.com - @JoKandola Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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May 22, 2018
Episode 2 - Perry Timms from PTHR on Freedom-Cent Leadership
This podcast discussion was carried out primarily as part of my journey through the WorldBlu Freedom-Centered Leadership (FCL) programme. http://www.worldblu.com/ @tracifenton & @mirandaash Interestingly and with great relevance to this podcast which focusses on the impact of self-awareness and vulnerability, Perry speaks about a wide range of topics from his current passion around the harnessing of energy in the workplace as evidenced by his recent TEDx Hult talk, his interpretation of what FCL looks like & the challenges that FCLs can face. Perry referenced some people that he feels most evidence FCL qualities including: @SiobhanHRSheri @LearningMoment @menloprez @matt_perez Perrys blog from his recent TEDx talk can be found here: https://medium.com/@PerryTimms/the-edge-people-powered-design-c8cb58312485 @PerryTimms www.pthr.co.uk Perrys book Transformational HR can also be found at the following: https://www.koganpage.com/product/transformational-hr-9780749481322-cipd# Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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May 8, 2018
Episode 1 - Helen Amery from Wild Fig Solutions
In this, the first guest episode of the Value through Vulnerability podcast, Helen and I explore self awareness in detail.  What it is, how it is helpful and what gets in the way and so much more. Helen's own business Wild Fig Solutions and her sister team coaching business Aligning Teams can be found as follows: http://wildfigsolutions.co.uk/ @WildFigSolns @AligningTeams  Some of the references / models that Helen mentioned include: Joharis Window: http://www.selfawareness.org.uk/news/understanding-the-johari-window-model The Trust Equation: https://www.slideshare.net/derekwinter/the-trust-equation Disorienting Dilemmas - Mezirow: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/transformational-learning-kim-morgan/ https://emotionatwork.podbean.com/ - @PhilWillcox https://www.worldblu.com/ - @WorldBlu Freedom at Work Please find here -> https://thelisteningorganisation.co.uk/ -> my human-centred cultural model in case this is of any interest
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May 1, 2018