Value through Vulnerability (boosted by HumansFirst)

Value through Vulnerability (boosted by HumansFirst)

By Garry Turner
This is Value through Vulnerability Boosted by HumansFirst, 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. From Ep 100 jointly hosted by Garry Turner and Mike Vacanti. https://twitter.com/GarryIPCatalyst https://twitter.com/MJVacanti https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjvacanti/
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Episode 120 - Ryan Gottfredson, author of Success Mindsets and Assistant Professor of Leadership at California State University
The weekly #HumansFirst open and inclusive calls can all be found here -> https://humansfirst.club/events The Aequip team can be found at www.aequip.co.uk Mike and I spoke with Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D today on what was a wonderful exploration. “When we have an inward mindset, we see ourselves as more important than others. When we see ourselves as more important than others, we see others as objects. An outward mindset is when we see others being as important as ourselves” – 23.35 “Where is the focus when we have the desires to look good, be right, avoid problems and get ahead? On ourselves. If we are a leader and we are incentivised to look good, be right, avoid problems and get ahead, where are we focused as a leader, on the person we should be least focused on as a leader” – 31.00 Ryan can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryangottfredson/ Web - www.ryangottfredson.com Bio: Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D. is a cutting-edge mindset author, researcher, and consultant. He helps improve organizations, leaders, teams, and employees by improving their mindsets. Ryan is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author of “Success Mindsets: The Key to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, & Leadership” (Morgan James Publishers). He is also a leadership professor at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton (CSUF). He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Indiana University, and a B.A. from Brigham Young University. As a consultant, he works with organizations to develop their leaders and improve their culture (collective mindsets). He has worked with top leadership teams at CVS Health (top 130 leaders), Deutsche Telekom (500+ of their top 2,000 leaders), and a couple dozen other organizations. As a respected authority and researcher on topics related to leadership, management, and organizational behavior, Ryan has published over 17 articles across a variety of journals including: Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Business Horizons, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and Journal of Leadership Studies. His research has been cited over 2,000 times since 2014. Connect with Ryan at https://www.ryangottfredson.com/. Mike can be found via the following means: Email - mike@mjvacanti.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjvacanti/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/MJVacanti Web - https://humansfirst.club/ You can contact me via the following means: Email - garryturner0@hotmail.com Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/414211396 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/GarryIPCatalyst
58:31
July 6, 2020
Episode 119 - Truly Hue-Man Conversation by HumansFirst - Tanya Obeng, Brian Kelly, Rishita Jones & Kate Griffiths
We are pleased to share the second of our truly hue-man conversations which included Brian Kelly, Rishita Jones, Kate Griffiths and Tanya Obeng in conversation as we had a wide-ranging conversation taking in race, leadership, education,  self-leadership and so much more. The reason that Tanya, Brian, Rihsita, and Kate took part in this conversation was: - “Seeing colour, seeing diversity. Too often people say that they don’t see colour and I know it is meant on a human level, but it is really about connecting with people, seeing people’s differences, appreciating peoples differences and connecting with people on a soul level   and appreciating them for who they are” -  02.00 Tanya - “I am excited about the opportunity to expand my perspective, to help us all expand our perspectives, to listen and learn from one another, so that we can come at creating change and taking purposeful action together, from a different place” - 02.55 Brian - “I feel that up until now people have either been active when it comes to racism and D&I or they have been neutral. I want us to move from neutral to a more active stance. I’d like us to understand our own lens, our own frame of reference which shapes our thinking, our beliefs and our actions and I want to go deeper than that as we are all human beings with passions, dreams and desires. We all want to be heard, seen & felt” – 04.00 Rishita - “On the back of a HumansFirst call, I love those calls, but I recognised that my soul was yearning for deeper connection which isn’t as easy to obtain when there are 40 or 50 or 60 people in a call so this really seemed to be heaven sent and when we are processing such complex set of emotions such as shame and all those other things that have come up recently, the way to heal is through more intimate gatherings where we can be ourselves and be open to learn” – 05.20 Kate You can contact each of our guests as follows: Rishita -> https://www.linkedin.com/in/rishita-jones-mcipd/ Kate -> https://www.linkedin.com/in/wholeself/ Tanya -> https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanya-obeng27/ Brian -> https://www.linkedin.com/in/briankellyleadershipcoaching/ Mike can be found via the following means: Email - mike@mjvacanti.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjvacanti/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/MJVacanti Web - https://humansfirst.club/ You can contact me via the following means: Email - garryturner0@hotmail.com Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/414211396 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/GarryIPCatalyst
1:08:59
July 2, 2020
Episode 118- Brian Kelly, founder of Brian Kelly Leadership Coaching
The weekly #HumansFirst open and inclusive calls can all be found here -> https://humansfirst.club/events - “The whole dynamic of the workforce I was in (corporate) did not have this connection and that people mattered” – 01.20 - “It’s not just having a job, its contributing to something that matters and when we have that meaning attached to how we contribute, there is a different impact and energy that we can create” – 02.15 - “Action circles are about moving from insight to impact no matter what that is for you” – 06.50 - “We get to better, together” – 10.30 - “How do we get to connection if we don’t go through vulnerability?” – 11.30 - “Getting back to who we authentically are rather than who we think we need to be or who others may want us to be. How do we remove the layers of life to get back to who we have always been” – 14.35 - “I get curious about what we are not hearing rather than what we are” – 25.50 - “What if we are all perfectly abnormal?” – 34.35 Brian can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/briankellyleadershipcoaching/ Web - https://briankellyleadershipcoaching.com/ Mike can be found via the following means: Email - mike@mjvacanti.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjvacanti/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/MJVacanti Web - https://humansfirst.club/ You can contact me via the following means: Email - garryturner0@hotmail.com Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/414211396 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/GarryIPCatalyst
46:10
June 29, 2020
Episode 117 - A Truly Hue-Man Conversation with Raphael David, Consultant for law enforcement agencies, tactical training & ethical leadership & Dawna Jones, author, speaker & systems expert
This was the first recorded truly hue-man conversation that has been created by myself and HumansFirst founder Mike Vacanti as we seek to develop regular, sustainable conversations around intentional inclusion by design, especially around systemic challenges such as that around race. Raphael can be contacted via his email at raphael.david09@gmail.com Dawna can be contacted via her website at http://www.frominsighttoaction.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnahjones/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/EPDawna_Jones
1:02:33
June 25, 2020
Episode 116 - Imran Rehman, founder of Kokoro & Najib Rehman, Data Strategy Lead at Farmatrust podcast
The weekly #HumansFirst open and inclusive calls can all be found here -> https://humansfirst.club/events Imran and Najib can be contacted via the following means: Imran bio: Imran Rehman is an organisation and performance specialist, with an expertise in measuring and developing high performance.  Based in Vienna, Imran is a leadership coach as well as co-founder of Kokoro, an intuitive app to measure emotions in teams, in real-time.     CONTACT METHOD  You can follow and connect with Imran via:  Twitter: @ImsRehman  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/imranrehman/  Website: https://bekokoro.com/ Najib bio: Najib Rehman has worked and connected with people and teams in the data and analytics healthcare space in big and small companies for the best part of 2 decades, covering commercial operations, R&D and supply logistics around the world. Currently hanging out with his kids, riding bikes, baking bread and occasionally home schooling! Contact details: https://www.linkedin.com/in/najib-rehman-54011412/ - najib.rehman@farmatrust.com Mike can be found via the following means: Email - mike@mjvacanti.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjvacanti/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/MJVacanti Web - https://humansfirst.club/ You can contact me via the following means: Email - garryturner0@hotmail.com Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/414211396 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/GarryIPCatalyst
1:10:48
June 22, 2020
Episode 115 - Deborah Abbott, facilitator of human-centered working and Rhys Thomas, founder of TruSELF coaching podcast
The weekly #HumansFirst open and inclusive calls can all be found here -> https://humansfirst.club/events - “Having the human at the centre of everything, for me, is the only way to go forward” -02.55 Deborah - “Change out of necessity is good, change out of responsibility and accountability is better” – 16.25 - Rhys “Does it really how to take that long to change? What if you just get the right people in the room and start from the beginning” – 28.00 Deborah Deborah and Rhys can be contacted via the following means: Deborah  - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theleadershiptrainer/ Rhys - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhysthomastruself/ Deorah bio: Leadership facilitator and Champion for High-Performing Cultures My vision in life is to serve others by empowering them to step into action and transform the way they show up for the benefit of themselves and others. My passion to serve others stems from my two fundamental values: Growth and Connectedness. I honour these by accompanying others on their (learning) journey and helping them connect their dots. Yet no-one operates in a bubble. Like someone said to me once: Workplace culture is to people what water is to fish. Not long ago, I was a very hard-working and dedicated fish in a polluted organisational culture… Until I hit burnout: I was showing the very symptoms that I would speak about at my workshops, to enable leaders to recognize how toxic leadership and managerial styles can impact their people. Until Burnout is seen as a key organisational concern and a leadership responsibility, high-performing cultures will remain scarce in our Western culture. Rhys bio: I help Leaders and Business Owners reconnect with their truSELF to realise their true potential and optimise their teams performance through the principles of Conscious Leadership; Connection, Cultivation, Communication, Curiosity, Caring, Co-Creation and Community. Utilising EQ, SQ and Mindset we can work together to actualise your truSELF. By creating the right environment with incisive questioning, generative attention and the principles of deep listening we can identify and transform those limiting self-beliefs in to liberating ones and empower you with self-worth and self-awareness. Learning to focus on the present moment and to always lead with your heart by putting kindness, compassion and gratitude at the forefront of everything you do lifts you and those around you. By committing to a practice of daily personal development, becoming aligned with your core values, unlocking your superpowers and learning to always take intentional action, you will soon be achieving your true purpose! That is when you are one with your truSELF. Mike can be found via the following means: Email - mike@mjvacanti.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjvacanti/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/MJVacanti Web - https://humansfirst.club/ You can contact me via the following means: Email - garryturner0@hotmail.com Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/414211396 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/GarryIPCatalyst
1:00:29
June 15, 2020
Episode 114 - Heather Hanson-Wickman, author and founder of Untethered Consulting & Perry Timms, author and founder & CEO of PTHR
The weekly #HumansFirst open and inclusive calls can all be found here -> https://humansfirst.club/events - “I am trying to untether human spirt as it is in a cage quite often in organisations, locked down and restricted” – 02.30 Perry - “This is a perfect time to for us to leverage this opportunity to grow and grow quickly. DDOs are one of the few, if not the only, accelerated change methodologies that works well and at scale and it is done from love” – 05.50 Heather Heather and Perry can be contacted via the following means: You can find Perry online at www.pthr.co.uk or on Twitter (@PerryTimms) and his blog Medium.com/@PerryTimms. You can find Heather at https://www.linkedin.com/in/heatherwickmanphd/ and heather@untetheredconsulting.com Perry bio: Perry Timms is Founder and Chief Energy Officer (CEO) of PTHR, a global micro-consulting firm in HR, OD and Change plus an international and 2x TEDx speaker, advisor and award-winning writer on the future of work, HR & learning. Perry’s 2017 book Transformational HR was an Amazon.com Top 30 HR seller shortly after its release, and his second book The Energized Workplace is published in August 2020. Perry’s work in progressive thinking in HR and the workplace of the future was recognised by his inclusion on HR Magazine’s HR Most Influential Thinkers List for the last three years and in top 10 most influential in 2018 & 2019. Perry is Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School; he is a visiting fellow at Sheffield Hallam University and Cranfield School of Management and a Fellow of the RSA. Heather bio: WHAT I DO I’m on a mission to awake the soul of leaders and organizations! * Executive Coach: I guide progressive leaders on a path to upgrade their skills, performance, and careers (self-study, 1:1, and immersive packages - more here: https://bit.ly/2R249U0) * Consulting: Building a 21st Century Growth Culture to prepare you for the future of work * Speaking: Cutting edge topics on innovative solutions for the workforce of the future * Author: Check out my first book, The Evolved Executive (https://bit.ly/2Olkl4h) LET’S WORK TOGETHER * Do you need a trusted partner to help you take your leadership to the next level? * Are you worried your organization isn’t ready for the workforce of the future? * Are you afraid you’ve outgrown your leadership skills and need an upgrade before you get passed by for that next promotion? * Are you feeling restless and ready to GROW your way into your desired future? Mike can be found via the following means: Email - mike@mjvacanti.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjvacanti/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/MJVacanti Web - https://humansfirst.club/ You can contact me via the following means: Email - garryturner0@hotmail.com Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/414211396 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/GarryIPCatalyst
49:57
June 8, 2020
Episode 113 - Pauline Crawford, CEO of Corporate Heart International
The weekly #HumansFirst open and inclusive calls can all be found here -> https://humansfirst.club/events - “There is something wonderful about the quietness at the moment. I am actually feeling really positive about the future as we were in desperate need of some kind of shock, some kind of jolt. It is a pandemic pause and we need pandemic patience and passion. I know that the world can be a better place than it was” - “The challenge I believe (as we emerge post-crisis) is that we all have a different view of what that might be, and that is what we have to explore” - “Maybe we need to close down all the casinos and open up dancehalls. Music that lifts our spirt and helps us move, whether fast, medium or slow, music has always been an energy of change” - “You are not leading to control; you are leading to manage the music. There is a give and take, a questioning listening and questioning and contribution” - “As soon as I started thinking I will go wrong I went wrong” - “One of my dreams is to ask different groups ‘what is your imagined magic-wand future with no conditions to now or the past?’” – 39.10 Pauline can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulinecrawford/ www.genderdynamicsdna.com www.missmagicalconversations.com www.corporateheartinternational.com Bio: International Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Changemaker, Gender Dynamics Expert, Certified Image Consultant, Magical Conversation Host and Performance Coach, PhD in Entreprenology (Research on Wellness Cultures UK 2003/5) With 30-year entrepreneur history, Pauline is known as The Ambassador of Magical Conversations as she adventured across UK/Europe, Asia Pacific, and USA, fulfilling her purpose to enable male and female leaders to co-create profitable, value-creation, people-centric collaborative cultures. Her engagement approach encourages genuine Magical Conversations that tackle the heart of the matter and energise people individually and together. A key focus in her approach is to release old outdated patterns that block individually and collectively. She teaches how to use self-assessment mapping techniques to embed value-based mindsets and new habits that favour positive thinking and being.  Her programs encourage individuals to raise the bar and participate to build collective intelligence that produces outstanding results. The beneficial outcomes are felt from the boardroom to the stock room, with higher profits, good health, and greater customer loyalty. Mike can be found via the following means: Email - mike@mjvacanti.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjvacanti/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/MJVacanti Web - https://humansfirst.club/ You can contact me via the following means: Email - garryturner0@hotmail.com Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/414211396 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/GarryIPCatalyst
56:08
May 31, 2020
Episode 112, Purdeep Sangha, Author, Coach & Strategist For Men In Business
The weekly #HumansFirst open and inclusive calls can all be found here -> https://humansfirst.club/events - “I was doing very well on paper, I had it all, had the cushy job making good money travelling the world, had all the perks that came along with it, but I just wasn’t happy with life, I wasn’t fulfilled with life, I felt like I was going through the motions” – 1.40 - “Today I help men in business not only transform their lives, but also their businesses as well” - 04.20 - “Men everywhere are looking for leadership.   When men step up that is when things will change” – 07.10 - “There is so much fear in people that productivity in business has dropped significantly” – 08.00 - “A lot of times men identify themselves with what they have, their position, their business and for a lot of men that has been wiped out and it has been wiped out overnight and that is testing who they truly are, their identity” – 16.50 - “My kids teach me a very tough lesson on occasion. They will ask do you care about your work more than you care about us?“ – 19.15 - “There are two parts to that. Initially, being able to get guys to drop their shield early on in the first couple of conversations is the toughest part. Later on, there is another realisation, that’s almost the spiritual realisation. The first is more logical, the second is more spiritual. They are more than a bag of skin and bones; they are a source of energy” – 34.20 - “The topic of power is so misconstrued; power is not a bad word. It is not about control, it is about being that source of energy that they (men) need to live a fulfilling live. It can also be in the feminine state to connect with other people, put their guards down, to be vulnerable” – 35.35 You can contact Purdeep via the following means: Web - https://purdeepsangha.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/purdeepsangha/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/PurdeepSangha Bio: Purdeep Sangha is widely known as “The Strategist For Men In Business” and teaches men how to become a Profit-Multiplying Powerhouse. His personal mission is to help men grow their businesses massively, increase their personal fulfillment in life and improve their relationships with their wife and kids. He is the founder behind the movement #MenWhoWin, men who are mindful alpha males. As an award-winning author, entrepreneur, speaker, podcaster, business coach, husband and father, Purdeep knows exactly how tough it can be to balance a successful business with a happy family. After studying and working with some of the most successful men around the globe, Purdeep shows men the neuroscience behind becoming limitless. Mike can be found via the following means: Email - mike@mjvacanti.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjvacanti/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/MJVacanti Web - https://humansfirst.club/ You can contact me via the following means: Email - garryturner0@hotmail.com Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/414211396 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/GarryIPCatalyst
54:05
May 25, 2020
Episode 111 - Roz Savage, Author of the 'Gifts of Solitude,' motivational speaker and 4 x Guinness record world record holder
The weekly #HumansFirst open and inclusive calls can all be found here -> https://humansfirst.club/events “There was a lot of surrender to what is, a need to refocus on the things that I could control like just showing up and to reframe the situation as I couldn’t change reality, but I can change my attitude to it” – 06.45  - “When you can't change what is happening around you, then the last power left to us is to choose our attitude (ref: Victor Frankl)” – 08.35  - “The beauty of curiosity is that it helps us be less attached to any particular outcome”  – 12.40 - “Think about what we want to carry forward. Which pieces of luggage can we put down and leave behind? What are the values that we really want to embody going forward, both individually and collectively“ – 14.15  - “I am curious about not just the abstract values, but the financial value that we put on things might get shaken up going forward and I hope that we take these opportunities and don’t go back to the same old, same old” - 21.20  - “I like the phrase; strong opinions, lightly held” – 25.55 -  “it is important to have beliefs, but also to know that we choose those beliefs and not to mistake them for truth” – 26.05 Roz can be found via the following means:  Web - https://www.thegiftsofsolitude.org/  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rozsavage/  Bio: Roz Savage is the first (and so far only) woman to row solo across the world’s “Big Three” oceans: Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian. She holds four Guinness World Records, and was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to fundraising and the environment. It was an unexpected career move for a former management consultant who doesn’t particularly enjoy exercise. She was inspired to brave the oceans when she realised two things: 1) we are all capable of much more than we tend to believe we are, and 2) we need to make some changes if we're going to live healthy lives on a thriving planet. So she used her voyages to expand her own limits, and to promote sustainable living. She now writes, speaks, and lectures on sustainability, courage, resilience, and change.  Mike can be found via the following means:  Email - mike@mjvacanti.com  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjvacanti/  Twitter - https://twitter.com/MJVacanti  Web - https://humansfirst.club/  You can contact me via the following means:  Web - http://www.garryturner.life/ Email - garry@garryturner.life Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/414211396 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/  Twitter - https://twitter.com/GarryIPCatalyst
56:30
May 17, 2020
BONUS Episode - Brooke Erol, author and founder of Purposeful Business hosts Garry Turner, Interpersonal Catalyst as they explore purpose & people-centered design
The weekly #HumansFirst open and inclusive calls can all be found here -> https://humansfirst.club/events I have written about the impact of people-centered design as follows: https://www.hrzone.com/perform/people/do-we-really-need-to-measure-the-roi-of-our-people HumansFirst rally talk -> https://vimeo.com/414682973 Brooke can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ozlemerol/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/BoErol1 Garry can be contacted via the following means: Email - garryturner0@hotmail.com Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/414211396 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/GarryIPCatalyst
1:03:46
May 14, 2020
Episode 110 - Joanne Lockwood, Founder & CEO of SEE Change Happen, keynote speaker and founder of TruInclusion
The weekly #HumansFirst open and inclusive calls can all be found here -> https://humansfirst.club/events TruInclusion -> https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/truinclusion-may-2020-the-ultimate-on-line-global-inclusion-unconference-registration-103418218676 Mike and I had a wonderful conversation with inclusion specialist Jo Lockwood. - “I decided about three and a bit years ago that I needed to make a change, so I not only made a change of career, I also took the opportunity to gender transition at the same point. I came out of that with a passion for inclusion, belonging and trying to make the world a better place” – 2.10 - “As I got to the world around the HR and D&I space, I realised that it is not just about me or people like me, it is about everybody. Everybody has a need for greater belonging, to create an environment where everybody can thrive. I have expanded my thinking to be inclusive of all people” – 3.10 - “Show your workings out. If you just show your answer and its wrong, you have no evidence of how you got there. Don’t just tell me what you think, tell me how you got to the point of what you think” – 28.30 - “Rather than have D&I as a bolt-on, I wanted to turn it on its head and put inclusion at the heart and everything else bolting into that. Everything should have an inclusion lens” – 30.10 Jo can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jolockwood/ Web - https://seechangehappen.co.uk/ Bio: Joanne is a leading authority on Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging who engages with organisations to develop policy and best practise to be more inclusive for all people. By challenging biases, she helps them to develop a vision and strategy for conscious inclusion, with the aim of bringing about positive culture change and employee experience. Additionally, she promotes transgender awareness and support to businesses and organisations throughout the UK, Europe and elsewhere developing allies’ programmes as assisting in policy and LGBTQ+ inclusion strategies. As a sought-after Keynote Conference speaker, podcaster, blogger and panellist, Joanne delivers workshops, seminars, a training programmes through the UK, Europe and elsewhere on the topics of Culture Change, Employee Engagement and Experience. Often working with Talent Acquisition and HR teams she advises on building an inclusive employee lifecycle from hire to retire. Mike can be found via the following means: Email - mike@mjvacanti.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjvacanti/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/MJVacanti Web - https://humansfirst.club/ You can contact me via the following means: Email - garryturner0@hotmail.com Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/414211396 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/GarryIPCatalyst
50:54
May 10, 2020
Episode 109 - Doug Kirkpatrick, US partner, NuFocus Strategic Group, author, keynote speaker and self-management expert
The weekly #HumansFirst open and inclusive calls can all be found here -> https://humansfirst.club/events In addition, you can also find the online rally that is taking place and the 2-day retreat in the UK at the same link -> https://humansfirst.club/events I loved this conversation with Doug Kirkpatrick as we explore deeply human, self-management organisations and practices. - “Working with our founder (during 1980s) we had some reservations about the organisation structure because we had kind of defaulted to the traditional command and control organisational structure that every other company used” – 02.10 - “We started collecting observations. One of the observations was that people drive into the parking lot, park their car and come into work. We realised that every one of these individuals is a manager already in his or her own personal life so every one of those individuals is making gigantic life-altering decisions on their own without a boss. Their deciding who to date, who to marry, what to do for a living whether to take out a mortgage or have kids or whatever” – 03.20 - “I am adding zero value to this process, in fact it is negative value because there is an opportunity cost associated with the time and effort involved so he (managing partner) came down the hall and dropped the checks off on my desk” – 04.50 - “The Morningstar team principles essentially boiled down to two very simple things. First, human beings should not use force or coercion against other human beings. The second principle is that people should keep the commitments they make to each other” – 07.25 - “We basically changed the cost structure of our entire industry at that moment and we did it without ever deviating from our two principles; don’t use force and keep commitments. We became the largest tomato processor in the world (Morningstar)” – 09.45 Bio: As a partner in NuFocus Strategic Group, I now speak and consult on self-management around the world. I also share the message of organizational innovation through my best-selling books ("Beyond Empowerment" + "From Hierarchy to High Performance"), my latest book with Forbes, "The No-Limits Enterprise", TEDx and numerous articles and posts. Gartner Research Director Mark McGregor wrote that “Doug is a leading expert in the field of organizational design.” NuFocus is a full-spectrum international consulting firm born in Canada, delivering client solutions for business strategy, marketing, operations, finance, international trade, infotech, entrepreneurship, HR, leadership, learning systems and organizational innovation (my personal calling). I also work with Great Work Cultures, Work Revolution and the Center for Innovative Cultures to co-create the organizations of the future. You can contact me via the following means: Email - garryturner0@hotmail.com Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/414211396 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/GarryIPCatalyst
44:12
May 4, 2020
Episode 108 - Cali Williams Yost, founder & CEO of Flex+Strategy Group, 'One The Radar' Thinkers 50, futurist, author & speaker
The weekly #HumansFirst open and inclusive calls can all be found here -> https://humansfirst.club/events In addition, you can also find the online rally that is taking place and the 2-day retreat in the UK at the same link -> https://humansfirst.club/events “That organisation that did that work to shift to high performance flexibility, for the talent purposes, for the productivity reasons, for the leveraging of resources etc they are able to switch on a dime when they needed to in response to this crisis. I have heard this time and time again” - 21.25 “This man across the desk from me said ‘oh, I give my people flexibility and they stay with me forever, and it is all about good business.’ One of those moments where the angels sang, and everything stopped” – 02.30 Key invitations from Cali in advance: - Being clear about what the priorities are - Leveraging the technology, you already have - Effectively communicating and coordinating together - Helping your people be intentional - Leverage what you have learned from that on the other side “It (the current crisis) has got rid of these artificial barriers that we have put around these different parts of our lives. It opens up the door to realise we are all in this together, what’s your specialness that you are bringing to the table and et me show you mine” – 14.35 “Also it’s a shift in mindset, it’s a letting go that many leaders are afraid of as they feel it is going to be chaos, nothing is going to get done, how do you know people are working, how do you engage with them, it’s a whole new way of leading that many are not confident will be able to make that pivot” – 06.25 Cali can be found as follows: Web - https://flexstrategygroup.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/caliwilliamsyost/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/caliyost Bio: Cali Williams Yost is an internationally-recognized flexible workplace strategist and futurist. She is the Founder and CEO of the Flex+Strategy Group, a solutions company that helps leaders unlock performance and engagement by reimagining how, when and where work is done.  For more than two decades, Yost has foreseen many early flexible workplace trends. She’s used those insights to help organizations build dynamic, future-ready cultures that attract and retain an engaged, diverse workforce; increase productivity and innovation; enhance employee wellbeing and maintain operating continuity when faced with unexpected disruptions. Clients have included: Con Edison, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Quest Diagnostics, BDO USA, UBS Americas, National Institutes of Health, EY, Freddie Mac, the Singapore Government, the United Nations, Columbia University, NYU and Stanford University. Mike can be found via the following means: Email - mike@mjvacanti.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjvacanti/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/MJVacanti Web - https://humansfirst.club/ You can contact me via the following means: Email - garryturner0@hotmail.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/GarryIPCatalyst
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April 27, 2020
Episode 107 - Kimberly Davis, author, speaker and founder of OnStage Leadership & Heather Younger, author, speaker and founder of Customer Fanatix
The weekly #HumansFirst open and inclusive calls can all be found here -> https://humansfirst.club/events In addition, you can also find the online rally that is taking place and the 2-day retreat in the UK at the same link -> https://humansfirst.club/events  A beautiful wide-ranging conversation was had today touching on bravery, vulnerability, leadership, culture, future of work, connection, growth and so much more.  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. Today, Heather hopes to empower and inspire you to change the experiences for your employees, your customers, and your community.  Kimberly has more than 20 years experience in front of groups and audiences of all sizes. Since 2001, Kimberly has been leading development programs world-wide, around authentic leadership, purpose, presence, influence, presentation skills, communication skills, engagement, and customer experience. In March of 2008, Kimberly launched “OnStage Leadership,” which has received rave reviews and has made an impact on leaders across the country. Kimberly also teaches Authentic Influence and Executive Presence for SMU's Cox School of Business' Executive Education Program and their Latino Leadership Initiative, and for the Bush Institute's WE Lead program (empowering female leaders from the middle east). Kimberly is a TEDx speaker and her book, Brave Leadership: Unleash Your Most Confident, Authentic, and Powerful Self to Get the Results You Need, was the 2019 winner of the Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for Business and Career; an Amazon Bestseller in Business Leadership, Business Motivation and Self-Improvement, and Motivational Business Management; and was 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.  Mike can be found via the following means:  Email - mike@mjvacanti.com  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjvacanti/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/MJVacanti Web - https://humansfirst.club/  You can contact me via the following means:  Email - garryturner0@hotmail.com  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/GarryIPCatalyst
1:03:05
April 23, 2020
Garry Turner - Solo episode - Role modelling vulnerability (my cancer journey)
The weekly #HumansFirst open and inclusive calls can all be found here -> https://humansfirst.club/events In addition, you can also find the online rally that is taking place and the 2-day retreat in the UK at the same link -> https://humansfirst.club/events The upcoming HumansFirst rally on Apr 30th can be found here -> https://humansfirst.club/rally-day During this solo episode, I share my experience of diagnosis, surgery and follow up of my testicular cancer journey, some of the lessons I have learned and my hopes for the future. The two articles referenced can be found as follows: https://www.bizcatalyst360.com/a-true-test-of-mind-over-matter/ https://www.bizcatalyst360.com/taking-my-own-advice/ Mike can be found via the following means: Email - mike@mjvacanti.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjvacanti/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/MJVacanti Web - https://humansfirst.club/ You can contact me via the following means: Email - garryturner0@hotmail.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/GarryIPCatalyst
41:00
April 21, 2020
Episode 106 - Hilton Barbour, Marketing Provocateur & Mark Edgar, founder of Goat Rodeo project
The weekly #HumansFirst open and inclusive calls can all be found here -> https://humansfirst.club/events  In addition, you can also find the online rally that is taking place and the 2-day retreat in the UK at th same link -> https://humansfirst.club/events  “This experience will create more buying power for employees, a positive pressure on organisations that could be once leverage, if responded to you well” - Mark  “If it isn’t serving you, it is holding you back. If we don’t recognise that this is the time to let go of it, I am not sure when that will be” - Hilton  Mark's bio: Mark Edgar is a people-centric, strategic and innovative consultant, facilitator and coach with global experience developing and delivering impactful and business focused people strategies across a range of sectors. He has over 25 years’ experience building HR solutions across the broad HR agenda including transformational change, talent management, engagement and organizational effectiveness. Mark runs his own consulting Goat Rodeo Project designed to help organizations avoid train wrecks! He is the co-founder of future foHRward – a community for HR professionals to build their capabilities and confidence in leveraging the opportunities that come from the new world of work. He is also a board member of Strategic Capability Network. Most recently Mark worked for RSA for over 8 years in the role of CHRO with overall responsibility for HR and Communications for the Canadian business. Previously, he was based in the UK as Head of Human Resources within Centrica Plc; a major energy company operating in the UK under the British Gas brand. He has also worked for BSkyB, a TV, broadband and phone company, in an HR role responsible for their operational business units and customer facing teams. Mark lives in Canada with his wife and two daughters and spends his time playing, coaching and watching soccer – or what he calls football! Hilton's bio: My personal mantra is “Question Everything” Over the past 18 years I’ve been fortunate to put that mantra to task in a diverse number of settings, categories and markets. From global brands as diverse as IBM, Coca-Cola, Nokia, Enron, Hilton Worldwide and Ernst & Young to markets as unique as Canada, Japan, UK, Germany and Bulgaria, I’ve lead numerous brand, digital and business strategy engagements. And had a ton of fun doing it. My passion is create winning brands by helping businesses become more adept at handling change and more effective at creating extraordinary customer experiences. I am passionate about culture because, over the course of my career, I’ve seen time and again that culture is either an accelerant of growth – or an impediment. As a marketer, I believe that culture really is an organization’s only sustainable competitive advantage…and that winning organizations are the one’s that commit to their culture daily. Email - mike@mjvacanti.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjvacanti/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/MJVacanti Web - https://humansfirst.club/ Email - garryturner0@hotmail.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/GarryIPCatalyst
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April 20, 2020
Episode 105 - Saki Arkoudopoulos, Global Portfolio & Program Manager
The weekly #HumansFirst open and inclusive calls can all be found here -> https://humansfirst.club/events In addition, you can also find the online rally that is taking place and the 2-day retreat in the UK at the same link -> https://humansfirst.club/events Saki is a wonderful high-energy, people-centered human.  We meander through self-awareness, culture, navigating the current crisis, remote work and so much more.   - “The division I am working in is open to new ways of working, experimenting with ways of working and I love it as it brings people much closer together, it diminishes team boundaries artificial boundaries and in the end we all have a common call and need to work towards a common goal” – 04.05 - “What you are seeing right now is that we are all much more connected and need each other much more than we actually think. Nobody can operate on an island nowadays” – 05.05 - “I hate politics (at work) It makes you lose speed; it makes you focus on completely different stuff to execution” - 06.00 - “I think is boils down to self-awareness, knowing your own strengths and weaknesses” – 07.00 - “I am really hoping that this can be a reset for people. E.g if I was commuting 5 hours per day, now I can spend that 5 hours per day with my kids. I was making a lot of money, now I am making zero, was that money really worth it or is there something else that I really wanted to do but did not take advantage of?”- 12.10 - “We always thought that we were not ready for it (homeschooling) until you are forced to actually do it” – 12.20 - “Sometimes it enough to just sit. We have forgotten the art of just wandering, of doing nothing and just being in the moment” – 18.25 - “I get that there a lot to be said for being busy, but as long as we realise that they are all excuses and if you want to do something, you need to hold yourself accountable” – 21.25 - “There is a place for fear, but it should not paralyse you. Look neutral at whatever the facts are” – 32.10 Saki is active on LinkedIn and can be founder here -> https://www.linkedin.com/in/saki-arkoudopoulos/ Bio: My ambition is to positively influence the way of working and culture through my actions, results and words. 

I facilitate and serve my team members and love creating a densely connected environment that stimulates true teamwork across artificial borders, bridging the gap between departments and/or the business. I love guiding teams to successful delivery of their work while ensuring excellent customer satisfaction and involvement. Fast-growing organizations with a learning and continuous improvement culture energize me tremendously and “when can we start” is an expression I often use. I’m an activator at heart and I’m a big believer of continuous and relentless (self)improvement while having a kaizen mentality. I love actively and respectfully challenging people when I notice fixed mindsets around any topic, on any level. I do this not to provoke, but to accelerate change. While I have a masters in Computer Science, I stay within my professional lane, not assuming to be nor playing a technical champion. You can contact me via the following means: Email - garryturner0@hotmail.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/GarryIPCatalyst
48:10
April 16, 2020
Episode 104 - Samantha Suppiah, Sustainability Strategist & Alexandra Enke, Igniting People's Unique Genius
The weekly #HumansFirst open and inclusive calls can all be found here -> https://humansfirst.club/events In addition, you can also find the online rally that is taking place and the 2-day retreat in the UK at th same link -> https://humansfirst.club/events - “This is a collective meditation (C-19 crisis) A taking away of all of the layers of how people have wanted us to see the world, how people have wanted to keep us in control, have wanted to maintain our tunnel vision. This has taken all those layers away” – 16.15 (Sam) - “It’s not just about the egoistic self, bottom line, finance and money, suddenly it becomes about humanity, the planet, how we are all together as one contributing for a better world” – 03.00 (Alex) - “It’s not about fighting people, it’s about fighting ideas. Ideas come up in people’s minds through conversations” – 10.35 (Sam) - “The focus is on not just public services, but basic services. The internet, supply chain for food etc” – 34.35 (Sam) - “Freedom to travel, being in contact - these little things we should be grateful for them” – 14.10 (Alex) - “Every individual can be a leverage point. Every individual needs to find their genius in order for them to be effective in fighting the war we need to fight, not against each other, but against our own undoing” – 05.45 (Sam) - “Collectively we need to shift the mindset. In every individual there is the potential to take away those layers that may you blind. Uncover that truth, and ignite whatever that is for the greater good” – 31.25 (Sam) Alexandra can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandra-enke-4102b9107/ Bio: Alexandra Enke’s mission in life is to help leaders to ignite their unique genius and use it for the greater good. Born in Leipzig in Germany, she has lived around the world inc in Mexico, Colombia, Egypt, Austria, Italy, India, Switzerland & Thailand. Samantha can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-suppiah/ Bio: "Samantha Suppiah is a sustainability strategist and chartered engineer in the field of urban design, architecture, and engineering. An independent consultant based in Southeast Asia, Samantha is interested in climate resilience and regenerative leadership." Mike can be found via the following means: Email - mike@mjvacanti.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjvacanti/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/MJVacanti Web - https://humansfirst.club/ You can contact me via the following means: Email - garryturner0@hotmail.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/GarryIPCatalyst
55:03
April 13, 2020
Episode 103 - Rina Goldenberg Lynch, founder and CEO of Voice At The Table
You can join the range of HumansFirst open and inclusive calls that take place every week at this link -> https://humansfirst.club/events There is a UK 2-day retreat taking place across 30th & 31st July 2020 should that be of interest also -> https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/humansfirst-retreat-tickets-63324478219 I just loved this conversation with the inspiring Rina Goldenerg Lynch.  Pragmatic, hopeful and challenging of the status quo, Rina has offered some of the most inclusive insight around the inclusion agenda I have come across so far. - “I realised that a lot of people around me have lots and lots to offer, yet the organisation wasn’t equipped with identifying what that extra value was that the individuals have to offer, therefore were not able to tap into it” – 01.20 - “Every disaster, if you will, has a silver lining. It absolutely questions the structure and the process that we adhere to as humans today, as a society today, and that is hopefully what we are starting to question and recognise that there is so much more we could be doing to unleash the human” - 13.45 - “One of the things that I have learned is people are far more complicated than we give them credit for. We are so much deeper than we think we are” – 30.30 - “It is no longer enough to have the smartest person doing the job, if that smartest person looks the like person right next to them and the person right next to them” – 03.20 - “I did notice that they (people performing a role) had a lot more to contribute and I felt like I had a lot more to contribute than what was being asked of me” – 07.10 - “Structure yes, but let’s loosen it up, lets shake up the framework and lets introduce a little bit of ‘flying by the seat of your pants’ and do things that we are not used to or are not comfortable with” – 17.30 - “An inclusive leader, somebody that can be vulnerable and is humble in front of others. Admits to their mistakes and weakness and asks for help from the team” – 21.50 - “The ability to listen. Actually listening to the person, what they are saying, why they are saying it, what is motivating them. Trying to genuinely understand where they are coming from and that requires empathy” – 24.40 Bio: Rina Goldenberg Lynch, Gender Parity Advocate, Founder & CEO, has 20 years of experience as a lawyer. Having started her legal career in Washington DC, she then worked as a banking lawyer with Clifford Chance LLP in London and as a Director in the legal department of ING Bank London. During her career, Rina observed that most organisations had a dominant culture which required - directly or indirectly - every person to adapt. As a result, leaders often failed to realise the full potential of their colleagues, overlooking their colleagues' individual differences as strengths, leaving untapped much talent, dedication and commitment.  Having experienced this first-hand and learning how to break the corporate mould, Rina developed a passion for endowing her experience and knowledge onto other women, helping them attain sustainable career satisfaction by contributing fully and authentically. Rina mentored many women to break through their own limiting beliefs and to become agents of change for other women and colleagues. Separately,  Rina also began to help her own employer to realise women's untapped contribution by modelling how to value difference and turn it into a useful resource for the business. This was the catalyst behind Voice At The Table. The consultancy helps organisations succeed by learning how to appreciate and harness diversity of thought.
47:53
April 6, 2020
Episode 102 - Tom Ven Der Lubbe, Viisionair & Co-Founder of Viisi
You can join the range of HumansFirst open and inclusive calls that take place every week at this link -> https://humansfirst.club/events There is a UK 2-day retreat taking place across 30th & 31st July 2020 should that be of interest also -> https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/humansfirst-retreat-tickets-63324478219 What a way for the first collaborative podcast to lift off. Mike Vacanti and I had the pleasure of hosting a conversation with Viisi co-founder Tom Van Der Lubbe.  We meandered across such a wide range of topics including culture, self-management, leadership, vulnerability, innovation, talent and so much more. Some of the key insights include: - “I wanted to become a diplomat, but I found out pretty quickly that I am not that diplomatic” – 01.40 - “We became entrepreneurs by accident after our subsidiary was closed down” – 02.20 - “We had more or less a recession scenario in place. We just had to take out our crisis scenario from the past” – 04.05 - “During normal times we always have a clear hierarchy. It starts with purpose. The business is not meant to maximise profit, but it should be a multi-stakeholder approach” – 05.50 - “On top of purpose, we want to change the financial sector. It should become more sustainable, more long-term orientated etc We always had a second purpose which was to create a better work environment, putting people first” – 06.00 - “We always have a ‘virtual bench.’ We were always in talks with people that we did not need at that moment, but now is a great time to activate this as we navigate the crisis” – 35.00 - “What I like is no bosses and that everybody is a leader. if you try and create an environment where people feel safe, in their teams, people will all, in the end, become leaders as they act in normal life as well” – 41.25 - “Try to take all the financial bonuses and incentives out of it so people can be vulnerable. Normally you can’t be vulnerable because it has a negative effect on your own salary or bonus or on the salary and bonus of your team” - 42.10 The book that Yom referenced during our conversation can be found here -> https://evonomics.com/why-garbage-men-should-earn-more-than-bankers/ Tom can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomvanderlubbe/
1:08:38
April 2, 2020
Episode 101 - Ian Braid, MD of DOCIAsport Ltd
You can join the range of HumansFirst open and inclusive calls that take place every week at this link -> https://humansfirst.club/events There is a UK 2-day retreat taking place across 30th & 31st July 2020 should that be of interest also -> https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/humansfirst-retreat-tickets-63324478219 I enjoyed this really insightful and impactful conversation with Ian Braid, founder of DOCIAsport. We meandered through mental health, vulnerability, self-awareness and so much more with some of the key insights being: - “Who’s looking after the people looking after the people?” – 03.35 - “A lesson I had to learn the hard way was that duty of care belongs to the individual first and foremost” - 05.50 - “I’m making it up as I go along. When I set up DOCIA Sport I was still poorly. If I had set it up when I was well, I would have had a 5-year plan, umpteen KPIs, I’d have blinkers on. Because I didn’t have the blinkers on, I have had opportunities and met different people that I otherwise would not have met” – 08.35 - “I am (now) more self-aware and therefore feel that I can make better intuitive decisions, if it feels right” – 15.25 - “When you talk about your vulnerability it gives people, at worst, permission to themselves to think more deeply about their own stuff and at best to engage in a conversation” – 21.55 - “Is it (role modelling vulnerability) courageous, is it brave I don’t know, but it feels intuitively right” 22.20 Ian can be contacted via the following means: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-braid-fmhc-484238/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/Imbraid Bio: Ian has brought together his significant experience in sport and his passion for helping others under the umbrella of DOCIAsport the company he founded in 2017. He brings a refreshing and independent view to all aspects of duty of care in sport from the perspective of coaches, officials, athletes, administrators and the sector itself. Ian is acknowledged as a trusted leader whose opinions are widely sought after in sport, higher education, government and business.  He is recognised as a champion of mental health education and has given acclaimed keynote presentations throughout the UK. These include a guest lecture at Edge Hill University, a partner in mental health in sport. His vision as CEO of the British Athletes Commission led to the sector strengthening the support offered to vulnerable adults in sport. He also played a key role in the DCMS review of duty of care in sport assisting Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. These became the platform for Ian to deliver sustainable positive change in sport, mental health provision and for the next generation of sport leaders applying his values, skills and experience. Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
43:10
March 30, 2020
Episode 100 Celebratory podcast with Mike Vacanti & Garry Turner - Value through Vulnerability (boosted by HumansFirst)
You can join the range of HumansFirst open and inclusive calls that take place every week at this link -> https://humansfirst.club/events There is a UK 2-day retreat taking place across 30th & 31st July 2020 should that be of interest also -> https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/humansfirst-retreat-tickets-63324478219 I absolutely LOVED this conversation with my friend and HumansFirst founder Mike Vacanti who kindly joined me to reflect ad signpost the next 100 episodes. The podcast will remain as it has the past 99 episodes, grounded in our humanity, yet we wish to make an open invitation to the HumansFirst community and beyond to use the platform and myself/Mike to host meaningful conversations, whether 1-1 or multi-person. bring your ideas, innovation and challenges, and let's keep mending the often media-induced divide. Mike can be found via the following means: Email - mike@mjvacanti.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjvacanti/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/MJVacanti Web - https://humansfirst.club/ You can contact me via the following means: Email - garryturner0@hotmail.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryinterpersonalcatalyst/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/GarryIPCatalyst Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
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March 23, 2020
Episode 99 - John Featherby, Founder of Shoremount and a founding B Corp
I really enjoyed this conversation with John Featherby who is a founding UK B Corp and speaks so eloquently and with such clarity about the opportunity that ay in front of us to become more humane, people-centric orgs that serve people, planet and profit. Some of the key reflections for me included: -  “I spend as much time as I can in the countryside. I get most of my peace and my thinking when connected to natural landscapes” – 01.00 - “Problem-solving can only iterate the current reality, you can’t launch yourself into a new reality by just fixing what’s current. You have to create something new” – 27.05 -  “They (children) are not asked to solve problems. What would the system look like if every child in school was being asked to solve problems, real problems that the adults are trying to deal with. That creates a totally different society” – 35.05 -  “I did have some clarity young. For the most part, whilst you may have that clarity, it doesn’t mean that there is a group of people willing to listen” – 04.00 -  “When we talk about change it always starts with some kind of death, some kind of price is paid for change at the start” - 05.20 - “Change the people, change the planet rather than the other way around. Ultimately this is a heart question” – 11.40 -  “Organisations measure and engage with the physical stuff that’s easy to see, but actually we are so much more than the physical representation of ourselves” - 24.15  John can be contacted via the following means:  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnfeatherby/  Web - https://www.shoremount.com/  Bio: I am the owner of Shoremount, a consulting firm that seeks to restore joy, meaning and freedom to every workplace. Shoremount is a Founding UK B Corp, now a $80Bn/yr “business as a force for good” movement, and was awarded “Changemaker Honoree” in the B Corp “Best for The World Lists”. I am the author of The Guide to Human Organisations. I am the Founder of Human Stories at Work; a place to engage with the ultimate cultural barometer: storytelling. I am the Founder of Teylu; a conversation format and network using the power of peer-to-peer small groups to cultivate community and pursue a common purpose. I am Senior Advisor to Blueprint for Better Business, helping corporates and institutions prosper whilst better serving society. I sit on the Investment Committee for Resonance’s pioneering, social impact real estate funds. We have raised and invested £200M to house vulnerable people and families, winning awards across the mainstream and sustainable finance arenas. Prior to Shoremount, I was in real estate and corporate finance. I hold an MA from CASS Business School and a BA (Hons) from Nottingham University. Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
51:01
March 16, 2020
Episode 98 - Renee Smith, Founder and CEO of A Human Workplace
I really enjoyed this conversation with Renee Smith who opens our conversation with one of the most vulnerable personal stories of vulnerability shared on this podcast so far.  Renee really does role-model the change she wants to see in the world, bringing the importance of love to the workplace, however, people wish to name or adopt that.  We also discuss leadership, culture, vulnerability, courage and much more. Some key highlights include: -  “We want to contribute; we want to matter. We want to be cared about ourselves. Of course love belongs at work and when we are in a condition when we feel love, we give and do and be our very best” – 09.20 -  “You are a good investment. Invest in yourself. I was worthy of investing in” – 11.45 -  “We need to be creating an environment where you stop, and we turn and we face someone to truly listen to them,  and we look them in the eye and we turn away from our devices and our computer and we hear them.” – 36.10 -  “Tell me a story about a time when you felt afraid at work and tell me a story about a time when you felt loved or any version of that at work?” – 38.00  Renee can be found via the following means:  Email - renee@makeworkmorehuman.com  Website - https://www.makeworkmorehuman.com/  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/renee-smith-wa-state-lean/  Bio: As the Founder and CEO of A Human Workplace, Renée champions a more loving, humane, and safe workplace where everyone is welcome to bring their whole selves to work. This is an effective workplace where individuals and teams can be and do and bring their very best to their toughest challenges. Under her leadership, A Human Workplace provides an expanding and unique set of cultural resources for leaders and teams including learning experiences, ready to use tools, gatherings, train the trainer, coaching, and consulting services to public and private organizations as well as to communities who want to make work more human and loving. Renee also conducts primary research, writes, and speaks on Making Work More Human, and personally hosts gatherings of A Human Workplace to help people (re)discover human values and practice what it means to be human at work. She actively collaborates with others around the world to grow global momentum to shift workplace cultures everywhere and to lift up a brilliant community of people each holding insights for a more human workplace. Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
50:40
March 8, 2020
Episode 97, Arlene Mendoza - Re-imagining life and Sr Innovation Program Manager @ Alluma
I was moved during this conversation with Arlene.  She epitomises humanity and oozes a desire to leave the planet and people in a better place than which she found them. We discuss human-centered design, innovation, her sabbatical, #HumansFirst, community, awareness and so much more.  Some of the key highlights for me include:  - “I’ve seen how the business idea, developed in isolation, iterated, but not always with the information of the user with that information of the user coming late in the game. I love the human-centred philosophy which flips that”  – 05.55 - “Start by listening to those that will be impacted. Understand that piece first without your assumptions and biases”  – 07.25 - “why create in isolation, why not create by having input and feedback from the people that are going to actually experience whatever that output is”  -  12.30 “I love approaching problems from this consideration of all of the others. I think that human-centred design accounts for that other piece” – 14.10  - “What inspires me is not just the human-centred design approach, but the intersection of public policy, legislation and date”  – 14.25 - “The unknown felt really uncomfortable because it was so ambiguous” – 21.55  Arlene can be contacted via the following means:  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/arlenemendoza/ Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
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March 2, 2020
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. Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
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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. Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
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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  Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
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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. Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
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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. Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
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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. 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. Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
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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. Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
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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 Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
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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. Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
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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. Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
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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 Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
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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. Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
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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. Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
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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. Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
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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. Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
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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. Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
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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. Please find my Interpersonal Catalyst brochure here in case I can support you at all -> https://my.visme.co/projects/rxyz4jpo-garry-turner-interpersonal-catalyst
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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 r