The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast
Progressing Lives Through Unlocking Effective Communication with Felicity Wingrove (Part 4/4)

Progressing Lives Through Unlocking Effective Communication with Felicity Wingrove (Part 4/4)

December 29, 2021

Welcome to the final instalment in the four-part mini-series of the Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast - Progressing Lives Through Unlocking Effective Communication.

 

Throughout the series, your host Andy Beard has been joined by international experts who explore the importance of effective communication in business and society at large, responding to claims by many commentators, such as the number three ranked CEO in the world Bob Chapman, that the language of business is broken.

 

Here is Part 4, where we welcome psycho-linguist Felicity Wingrove back to the podcast to discuss progressing lives through communication. This episode is an informative and important listen for anyone looking for actionable insights on communication that can be applied to both your work and personal life.

 

Earlier in the series, you can hear from Sara Hannah of the Barry Wehmiller Group on how a World-Class organisation like Barry Wehmiller communicates, Petra and Ineke from the Potential Project who will introduce us to the concept of the MSC leader, high-performance podcaster and author of Liquid Thinking, Professor Damien Hughes and the leadership and communications expert, Esther Crichton. If you haven't already, be sure to catch up on parts 1-3 after this episode.

 

Time-stamped Agenda:

01:49 - In what ways can you relate to the statement that "the language of business is broken"?

03:09 - What is the problem with communicating with someone in a way that meets our energy, rather than the other way around?

04:42 - What can we all do to start to put this right?

06:18 - Would you say that people bring their emotional and language baggage to roles and organisations?

14:00 - What can we do to really go about understanding the language filters in the key relationships that we have?

25:40 - What would you say to someone who is sceptical about psychometrics? 

29:44 - how can we simply progress lives in society through our communication?

 

Resources Mentioned:

Insights Discovery: https://www.insights.com/products/insights-discovery/

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives Through Unlocking Effective Communication with Esther Crichton (Part 3/4)

Progressing Lives Through Unlocking Effective Communication with Esther Crichton (Part 3/4)

December 15, 2021

Welcome to the third in a special four-part mini-series of the Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast - Progressing Lives Through Unlocking Effective Communication.

 

Your host Andy Beard is joined by international experts who explore the importance of effective communication in business and society at large, responding to claims by many commentators, such as number three ranked CEO in the world Bob Chapman, that the language of business is broken.

 

This is Part 3, where we meet Esther Crichton, a leadership and communications expert on the different ways we can practically apply different communication tools in organisations. This episode is an informative and important listen for anyone looking for actionable insights that can be applied to both your work and personal life.

 

Earlier in the series, you can hear from Sara Hannah of the Barry Wehmiller Group on how a World-Class organisation like Barry Wehmiller communicates, Petra and Ineke from the Potential Project who will introduce us to the concept of the MSC leader, and high-performance podcaster and author of Liquid Thinking, Professor Damien Hughes.

In Part 4, you can hear from psycho-linguist Felicity Wingrove, so be sure to stay tuned for the final episode.

 

Time-stamped Agenda:

01:28 - Tell us about Insights Discovery

08:46 - What are some of the benefits of putting that individual puzzle together and recognising the energy that others lead with and treating them that way?

13:22 - Meeting the needs of people who have different colour energies to yourself.

17:41 - How can you progress lives through using Insights Discovery in corporate communication?

 

Resources Mentioned:

Insights Discovery: https://www.insights.com/products/insights-discovery/

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives Through STEP-ping into High Performance Communication with Professor Damian Hughes (Part 2/4)

Progressing Lives Through STEP-ping into High Performance Communication with Professor Damian Hughes (Part 2/4)

November 24, 2021

Welcome to the second instalment of a special four-part mini-series of the Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast - Progressing Lives Through Unlocking Effective Communication.

 

In this episode, we're delighted to once again be joined by Professor Damian Hughes, host of the high-performance podcast and author of the groundbreaking book, Liquid Thinking.

 

Hosted by Andrew Beard, in this conversation Damian shares fascinating insights into how high-performance organisations and teams communicate through anecdotes and insights. Damian also shares how to create a high-performing communication culture through practical steps which can be implemented in any team, in any business, by any individual.

 

Later in the series, you can hear from as well as Esther Crichton, and psycho-linguist Felicity Wingrove, so stay tuned for parts three and four.

 

Time-stamped Agenda:

00:32 - Introduction to the episode

01:44 - What traits have you seen within high-performance cultures in the way that they communicate?

11:24 - Could you talk us through how the best coaches are not obsessed with having all the right answers but are obsessed with having an environment where questions could be asked?

13:56 - How do I go about creating a STEP environment within my business?

16:23 - Taking into consideration that effective communication is two-way, what role do I have as an employee or team player in progressing lives through effective communication?

19:37 - How else is feedback delivered in high-performance environments?

21:41 - What role does kindness play in communication?

26:38 - What is your final piece of advice to progress lives through communication?

 

Resources mentioned: 

The Five STEPS to a Winning Mindset: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Five-STEPS-Winning-Mindset-Leadership/dp/B01HFKCYH4

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

 

Progressing Lives Through Unlocking Effective Communication with Sara Hannah, Ineke Leemans and Petra Keuchenius (Part 1/4)

Progressing Lives Through Unlocking Effective Communication with Sara Hannah, Ineke Leemans and Petra Keuchenius (Part 1/4)

November 9, 2021

Welcome to the first of a special four-part mini-series of the Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast - Progressing Lives Through Unlocking Effective Communication

 

Your host Andy Beard is joined by international experts who explore the importance of effective communication in business and society at large, responding to claims by many commentators, such as number three ranked CEO in the world Bob Chapman, that the language of business is broken.

 

This is Part 1, where we meet Sara Hannah of the Barry Wehmiller Group who incidentally, has worked closely with Bob Chapman. Sara explains how a World-Class organisation like Barry Wehmiller communicates and how through the Barry Wehmiller university, they equip their employees with the skills necessary to become better communicators.

We also hear from Petra and Ineke from the Potential Project who will introduce us to the concept of the MSC leader and share examples of how they communicate. This episode is an informative and important listen for anyone looking for actionable insights that can be applied to both your work and personal life.

 

Later in the series, you can hear from high-performance podcaster and author of Liquid Thinking, Professor Damien Hughes, as well as Esther Crichton, and psycho-linguist Felicity Wingrove, so stay tuned for parts two, three and four.

 

Time-stamped Agenda:

01:47 - Tell us about your journey with the Barry Wehmiller Group so far?

3:49 - What did Bob Chapman mean when he said that in his opinion, the language of business is broken?

06:16 - What would you say are the other key areas of approach to communication that really stand out at Barry Wehmiller and the impact that has on the lives of its employees?

09:16 - Can you tell us about the creation of the Barry Wehmiller University and the Communication Skills Training?

16:38 - Do you think that deep listening is a skill that can be developed? What would you recommend to anyone listening that wants to be a better leader?

22:42 - Petra, what is your definition of a mindful leader?

26:04 - Ineke, how do MSC leaders progress lives with the way they communicate? Is there a simple checklist you could provide us with so we could benchmark ourselves against it?

28:54 - How does an MSC leader deliver feedback?

 

Resources Mentioned:

Everybody Matters, by Bob Chapman and Raj Sisodia: https://www.barrywehmiller.com/outreach/book

The MSC Leader: https://mol.potentialproject.com/msc-leadership-qualities/

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives Through Fighting the Distraction Epidemic with Ineke Leemans and Petra Keuchenius

Progressing Lives Through Fighting the Distraction Epidemic with Ineke Leemans and Petra Keuchenius

October 26, 2021

We're delighted to welcome not one, but two special guests to this episode of the Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast - Ineke Leemans and Petra Keuchenius, to the latest episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast.

 

Ineke and Petra are from the Potential Project; a research-led, global consulting and professional services firm who are on a mission to create a more human world of work by helping leaders and teams understand and manage their minds.

 

In this episode, Ineke and Petra shed insight into why both organisations and individuals need to be fighting the distraction epidemic; for both better productivity, improved health and wellbeing, and more meaningful connections.

 

Expect to hear insights aplenty, from why organisations need to be paying attention to why their employees aren't paying attention, how focusing is key to unlocking progression; diagnosing action addiction; to implementable advice that we can all take heed of.

 

Hosted by Andrew Beard, Associate Director of Amoria Bond's Engineering Division Europe, this episode is an informative and important listen for anyone who looking to manage their mind, or help teams manage their minds.

 

Time Stamped Agenda:

01:51 - Introduction to Ineke and Petra, their progression stories

06:28 - What does progression mean to you?

07:30 - How are you progressing the lives of others?

08:49 - What does it mean that we are in an "attention crisis"?

12:08 - How do we solve the multitasking challenge that we face?

15:46 - What is action addiction?

23:23 - Could you share some of the main findings from your research on the impact COVID had?

25:55 - Mindfulness is a key strategy in taking back control; how do you build mindfulness practice?

30:33 - What are the major benefits of building a mindfulness practice over 8 weeks?

 

Resources Mentioned:

Potential Project App on the Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/developer/potential-project/id1357567120 

Email: info@potentialproject.nl

Website: www.potentialproject.com

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives Through Emotionally Intelligent Leadership with Nicky Lowe

Progressing Lives Through Emotionally Intelligent Leadership with Nicky Lowe

October 13, 2021

We're thrilled to welcome Nicky Lowe, entrepreneur, accredited Executive Coach and podcaster to the latest episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast!

 

Nicky has a slew of accolades to her name; double entrepreneur, award-winning coach, and most importantly: working mum. Her experiences of becoming a parent, led her to leave behind her successful career in a high-flying corporate job and set her on a path to provide wisdom to working mums.

 

In this episode, Nicky shares insights aplenty; including why wisdom for working mums is important, above wisdom for working parents, knowing when to take a leap of faith in your career, attracting the best talent and the importance of managing your energy. It's safe to say, this episode is packed with implementable advice and savvy tips.

 

Hosted by Natasha Crump, ESG Director at Amoria Bond Group, this episode is an informative and educational listen for anyone seeking to understand more about career progression and satisfaction, alongside balancing being a parent alongside working.    

 

Time Stamped Agenda:

00:32 - Introduction to Nicky

01:31 - What does progression mean to you?

04:09 - What is the key to being brave and putting yourself out there?

07:30 - What are the key insights that someone should know when looking to take a leap of faith in your career?

10:37 - How did you hone in on your zone of genius? 

12:59 - Is mentoring something you would recommend to people regardless of whatever seniority they are?

14:54 - Why is it that you talk about wisdom for working mums rather than working parents?

19:44 - What are the key steps organisations and managers can take to help retain and attract great talent?

23:34 - What's the most inspiring or impactful lesson that's been shared on your podcast?

26:56 - What's the one thing one or two, I'll be generous that you would want to leave our listeners with today that you think is most impactful in terms of helping progress their own life career, or the lives and careers of others? 

27:30 - Who would be your dream podcast guest to interview on progressing lives everywhere?

 

Resources Mentioned:

Martin Seligman - strengths-based positive psychology free Values In Action assessment: https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register
Strengths Finder assessment: https://store.gallup.com/c/en-gb/assessments
At My Best - developing your strengths narrative: https://atmybest.com/products/at-my-best-360
Eve Rodsky: https://www.everodsky.com/ author of Fair Play:https://www.fairplaylife.com/
Emotional Intelligence tool that Nicky is accredited in: https://www.psionline.com/en-gb/assessments/emotional-intelligence-profile/
Wisdom For Working Mums website: https://wisdomforworkingmums.co.uk/
Wisdom for Working Mums Podcast: https://wisdomforworkingmums.co.uk/podcasts/
Luminate Development website: https://www.luminate-coaching.co.uk/
Lumintae LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luminate/
Wisdom for Working Mum's Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/wisdomforworkingmums
Instagram profile: https://www.instagram.com/nicky_wisdomforworkingmums/

 

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives Through Changing the Face of Tomorrow‘s Leaders, Today with Emmanuel Ayoola

Progressing Lives Through Changing the Face of Tomorrow‘s Leaders, Today with Emmanuel Ayoola

September 29, 2021

We're delighted to welcome Emmanuel Ayoola, diversity advocate and fundraising director to the latest episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast!

 

Emmanuel is the Director of Fundraising at the Aleto Foundation, an organisation dedicated to enabling high potential young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to fulfil that potential as the leaders and board execs of tomorrow.

 

Emmanuel has a CV that is rather formidable; as well as his current role at Aleto, he is the Founder and Chair of Trustees of Grace's Days Africa, a charity working to create sustainable change within local communities in Africa; an RSA fellow; and a Trustee for Volunteering Matters. However, this impressive roster also shows Emmanuel's dedication to progressing the lives of others, which is both pragmatic and passionate. 

 

Having been through one of Aleto's programmes himself, Emmanuel knows the power that the leaders of today have in creating the leaders of tomorrow, as he says himself - "that was a huge turning point because that was the first time I'd really been told professionally that I can change the world around me".

 

Hosted by Natasha Crump, ESG Director at Amoria Bond Group, this episode is an informative and educational listen for anyone seeking to understand more about workplace diversity, the importance of mentoring and helping to change the face of tomorrow's leaders.    

 

Time Stamped Agenda:

00:39 - Introduction to Emmanuel

01:51 - What is progression in your opinion?

03:44 - How important is it that organisations being open to flexible ways of working, in order to retain the best talent?

07:30 - Can you explain more about Aleto and why it's so important?

09:27 - Can you talk about the reality of why Aleto is needed?

12:01 - Can you tell me more about what Aleto does and the programmes you run?

14:02 - As alumni of Aleto, how important and impactful was the Aleto Foundation to you personally?

17:15 - What are the main ways companies and individuals can work with Aleto and make a difference through the foundation?

19:51 - What are the kind of barriers that preventing black professionals from coming into industries like recruitment?

24:01 - How important do you think it is for organisations to take responsibility for educating their staff to help make work environments 

27:30 - Who would be your dream podcast guest to interview on progression and progressing lives everywhere?

 

Resources Mentioned:

Aleto Foundation: https://aletofoundation.org.uk/

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives Through Transformational Business Insights with Otto Guth

Progressing Lives Through Transformational Business Insights with Otto Guth

September 16, 2021

We are thrilled to welcome business transformation specialist, Otto Guth to this insightful episode of the Progressing Lives Everywhere podcast.

 

Hosted by Andrew Beard, Associate Director of Amoria Bond's Engineering Division Europe, this instalment features a topic that will impact every company in the world: business change and transformation.

 

Otto has worked across numerous industries including manufacturing, supply chain and business services, where he has lead impactful, result-driven transformation projects to help underperforming businesses return to profitability.

 

From managing resistance to change, the importance of constant reflection for progression, the definition of business transformation and why it is imperative that businesses and people need to anticipate change so they don't get left behind; this episode is an insightful listen for all business owners, leaders and directors.

 

Timestamped Agenda: 

01:32 - With the pace of change going on in the business world, how are you seeing that impact people?

04:57 - What led you to decide to set up your own company? 

07:36 - What does progression mean to you?

08:28 - Do you go through a process of weekly reflection?

10:38 - How do you define business transformation?

15:15 - What are the warning signs that a business is progressing in the wrong direction?

19:59 - How often when you come in to do a transformation, is there a real breakdown in the leadership team?

21:42 - What are one or two messages to the leadership group about how they can effectively collaborate together?

23:53 - What do you see to be the future of business transformation?

26:25 - How can we progress lives through transforming businesses?

 

Resources Mentioned:

Learn more about First Time Right Transformation Management: https://ftrtm.com/

Connect with Otto Guth on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/otto-guth-b0685a1a/

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives Through Releasing Your Energy for Maximum Impact with Nick Booth

Progressing Lives Through Releasing Your Energy for Maximum Impact with Nick Booth

September 2, 2021

We're delighted to welcome Nick Booth, communication expert and Founder of the Seventh-Wave to the latest episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast!

 

Hosted by Timon de Haan, this instalment takes a deep dive into communication preferences, the different communication energies and how you can release your energy for maximum impact.

 

Timon and Nick also discuss the importance of reflective practice, how you teach people how to communicate with you, how to right things when communication goes wrong, managing others' energy for effective communication; as well as practical tips to apply in your day-to-day work life throughtout.

 

This episode is an informative and actionable listen for anyone who is a manager, leader or is an aspiring leader or manager.

 

Time Stamped Agenda:

00:36 - Overview of Nick

01:03 - What does progression mean to you?

02:56 - What made you realise that people have different communication styles and benefit from communicating differently to different people?

04:44 - Do you have an example of where your communication went wrong and you only realised afterwards?

06:44 - How can I learn how to best communicate with someone without learning it the hard way?

09:27 - What do you say to people who object that insights "puts people into a specific corner'?

12:01 - Can you give me some practical tips to apply as a manager communicating to a whole team?

14:27 - Can you give me some more context on how teaching others how to communicate and treat me, works?

16:38 - The importance of communication as part of the onboarding process

18:38 - If you've got a relationship at work that isn't great, can you reset that relationship?

23:08 - How does working from home affect communication styles?

25:13 - What are the best questions to ask when spending 121 time with your team?

28:07 - Situational Leadership

30:49 - What is the one piece of advice you would give to someone listening to this podcast to progress their life or the lives of others?

32:38 - If we were to switch roles, who would you like me to interview for the Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast?

 

Resources Mentioned:

Learn more about Seventh-Wave: https://www.seventh-wave.co.uk/

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives through Rebooting Value-led Tech for a Modern World with Jason Stockwood

Progressing Lives through Rebooting Value-led Tech for a Modern World with Jason Stockwood

August 19, 2021

We're delighted to welcome Jason Stockwood, maverick tech CEO and published author to the latest episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast!

 

Jason says that "as an entrepreneur, you always think your next project is going to be your most interesting one" - and from working at lastminute.com to match.com to becoming the chair of Grimsby Town FC, it's clear that these are words that Jason lives by. 

 

Along his journey, Jason has paved the way for value-led leadership and entrepreneurship in the tech space, and his book, "Reboot: A Blueprint for Happy, Human Business in the Digital Age" is a testament to this.

 

Hosted by Natasha Crump, ESG Director at Amoria Bond Group, this instalment sees Jason share what traits he attributes to being successful in entrepreneurial businesses and what success actually looks like, why having a growth mindset is a vital entrepreneurial trait, as well as tools and methods to progress everyone who is aspiring to better apply a purpose-driven/value-driven model or ethos to both business/their lives.

 

This episode is an informative and enjoyable listen for anyone in the STEM sector or anyone interested in hearing from an inspiring entrepreneur in the tech space.  

 

Time Stamped Agenda:

01:25 - Overview of Jason, and what does progression mean to you?

02:29 - What motivates you to continue to progress yourself and to also invest so much in progressing others?

05:10 - Who are the people that have been influential or helped you along with your journey?

06:40 - Is being part of a team/collective something you look for in new opportunities?

08:19 - What are the traits of being successful in entrepreneurial businesses?

11:42 - What tools or methodologies would you recommend to people who are aspiring to better apply a purpose-driven/value-driven model or ethos to their business?

15:47 - What are some failures that have helped you learn?

19:04 - Do you think that having a growth mindset is an important trait from an entrepreneurial perspective?

23:57 - How will you measure success at Grimsby Town FC?

27:44 - Are some of the principles you've outlined similar themes to what you have been advising the government on building back post-pandemic or are there other trends from a tech perspective?

32:36 - If the tables were turned, who would be your dream podcast guest to interview on progression and progressing lives everywhere?

 

Resources Mentioned:

Reboot: A Blueprint for Happy, Human Business in the Digital Age - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reboot-Blueprint-Happy-Business-Digital-ebook/dp/B078RZW1DC

 

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives Through Inspiring the Next Generation in STEM with Jo Wimble-Groves

Progressing Lives Through Inspiring the Next Generation in STEM with Jo Wimble-Groves

August 4, 2021

Continuing the lineup of inspirational guests on Season 2, we're thrilled to welcome Jo Wimble-Groves to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast!

 

From a "C-Grade student who left school at 16" to award-winning tech entrepreneur, business owner, STEM ambassador, published writer and much, much more; Jo certainly has some incredible accolades. 

 

Hosted by Natasha Crump, ESG Director at Amoria Bond Group, this instalment sees Jo take us on a journey into her experiences as a young woman leading a tech company; where she gets her drive and inspiration from; why you don't need to be a graduate, mathematician or an A-Grade student to have a successful career in STEM; as well as hints and tips on how you can help bridge the gender gap that is so prevalent in STEM industries.

 

This episode is an informative and enjoyable listen for anyone in the STEM sector or anyone who is interested in hearing the journey of a female entrepreneur in the tech space.  

 

Time Stamped Agenda:

00:45 - Introduction to Jo; what does progression mean to you personally?

02:53 - Has having very clear goals in mind been important to you?

04:11 - Were you 16 when you started Active Digital with your brother?

05:24 - Role Models

07:47 - What advice would you give to people who are currently facing similar challenges?

13:05 - Has being hungry and open to learning from those around you been key throughout your career? 

14:53 - What's your USP when you're talking to young people about a career in STEM?

18:25 - What is your book "Rise of the Girl" all about?

24:26 - What inspired you to create the Guilty Mother, and what's it all about?

27:55 - What would you say are the biggest misconceptions that discourage potentially brilliant people who are so well-fitting with STEM careers from actually pursuing it?

30:39 - If you were hosting the progressing lives podcast, who would be your dream guest?

 

Resources Mentioned:

Guilty Mother blog: https://www.guiltymother.co.uk/

Rise of the Girl pre-order: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rise-Girl-Empowering-Conversations-Daughter/dp/0241506840

Learn more about Jo Wimble Groves: https://www.jowimblegroves.co.uk/

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives Through Turning Outrage to Action with Gary Elden OBE

Progressing Lives Through Turning Outrage to Action with Gary Elden OBE

July 21, 2021

We're delighted to be joined by Gary Elden, OBE for services to Business and Diversity for the latest episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast.

 

From Estate Agent to FTSE CEO to Non-Exec Director and diversity driver; it's safe to say Gary Elden has had an illustrious career filled with invaluable insights and fascinating experiences.

 

But more than that, the work that Gary has done to put diversity on businesses' agendas - and not just as a box-ticking exercise - is truly remarkable.

 

Hosted by Natasha Crump, ESG Director at Amoria Bond Group, this instalment sees Gary speak on a wide range of topics; from his early career and the racism he has experienced in the workplace; to why a meritocratic environment isn't enough to create a diverse workplace (and what is enough), as well as a timely piece on why you need to turn your outrage into action.

 

Time Stamped Agenda:

00:35 - Introduction to Gary

02:02 - What does progression mean to you?

03:22 - Is a model of continuous improvement something you've always worked towards?

04:25 - Did you always plan your next career steps?

05:39 - What are the attributes that contribute towards "being the best"?

07:46 - Self-selecting role models and mentors

09:18 - How important has diversity been to your career and the businesses you've worked in?

10:35 - Why is it important to focus on stats as well as the environment when it comes to diversity in the workplace?

15:06 - What are the ways you've experienced racism and how does racism and discrimination still show up for black people in the workplace?

20:33 - How important have role models been in your life?

24:44 - How do you learn from mistakes to aid progression?

26:40 - How do you remove the "fear factor" from conversations about race and diversity?

29:06 - Tell me about the Diversity and Inclusion Charter, and why it's so important that businesses turn outrage into action?

35:48 - If the tables were turned and you had your pick of anyone to talk about progression, who would your dream guest be?

 

Resources Mentioned:

The Diversity and Inclusion Charter: https://diversityandinclusioncharter.com/message-from-chairman

Aleto Foundation: https://aletofoundation.org.uk/

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives Through High Performing Cultures with Professor Damian Hughes (Part 2/2)

Progressing Lives Through High Performing Cultures with Professor Damian Hughes (Part 2/2)

July 7, 2021

The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast is back - and we're kicking things off with a bang!

Our first guest is Professor Damian Hughes - host of The High Performance Podcast, writer of 8 best-selling books, organisational psychologist, international speaker, and all-around master of progressing lives, Damian combines his practical and academic background within sport, organisational development and change psychology, to help organisations and teams to create a high performing culture.

 

Host Andrew Beard was joined by Damian for an insightful, in-depth conversation; with so much to talk about, we've split the conversation into 2 parts.

This is part 2 of 2, where you can hear Damian delve into everything relating to organisational cultures; from what a high-performance culture is (and isn't), to explanations and learnings that you can implement, to progress lives everywhere.

 

If you enjoy this instalment, be sure to check out part 1, where Damian and Andrew discuss the concept of liquid thinking, Damian's progression journey, and the experiences and learnings from hosting The High Performance Podcast.

 

Time Stamped Agenda

02:02 - How we can progress lives through high performing cultures

09:10 - How would you advise a business leader on performing the diary and wallet test?

16:39 - If you could pick anyone to be a guest on your podcast, who would it be and why?

17:47 - Who was it that believed in you before you believed in yourself?

30:20 - Has any of the content of the podcast exceeded your expectations?

 

Resources Mentioned:

The High Performance Podcast - https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/

Damian's books - http://liquidthinker.com/books

Damian's website - http://liquidthinker.com/

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives Through Liquid Thinking with Professor Damian Hughes (Part 1/2)

Progressing Lives Through Liquid Thinking with Professor Damian Hughes (Part 1/2)

July 7, 2021

The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast is back - and we're kicking things off with a bang!

Our first guest is Professor Damian Hughes - host of The High Performance Podcast, writer of 8 best-selling books, organisational psychologist, international speaker, and all-around master of progressing lives, Damian combines his practical and academic background within sport, organisational development and change psychology, to help organisations and teams to create a high performing culture.

 

Host Andrew Beard was joined by Damian for an insightful, in-depth conversation; with so much to talk about, we've split the conversation into 2 parts.

This is part 1 of 2, where you can hear Damian discuss the concept of liquid thinking, his own progression journey, the experiences and things he's learned on The High Performance Podcast, the "secret" behind success, and how he nearly took himself to the point of breakdown, through in his own words, his "desire to achieve more".

 

If you enjoy this instalment, be sure to check out part 2, where Damian delves into everything relating to organisational cultures; from what a high-performance culture is (and isn't), to explanations and learnings that you can implement, to progress lives everywhere.

 

Time Stamped Agenda

2:11 - Damian's progression journey so far

18:49 - The importance of stepping outside your comfort zone

21:30 - What does progression mean to you?

24:48 - How are you progressing lives with the High Performance Podcast?

30:20 - Has any of the content of the podcast exceeded your expectations?

 

Resources Mentioned:

The High Performance Podcast - https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/

Damian's books - http://liquidthinker.com/books

Damian's website - http://liquidthinker.com/

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

 

Progressing Lives through Advanced Engineering - with Matt Hinton, Steve Davis and Neil Waterman

Progressing Lives through Advanced Engineering - with Matt Hinton, Steve Davis and Neil Waterman

April 26, 2021

In this episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, we’re joined by three very special guests to discuss the compelling topic of Advanced Engineering. From manufacturing and sales to rail and F1; Matt Hinton, Steve Davis and Neil Waterman have all shared how they have helped progress the lives of the people and industries they have worked in.

 

Providing discussions on advice to engineering coming up the ladder, Apprenticeships vs University as routes into Engineering, how to use six sigma as a relevant toolkit today, the benefits of having a mentoring scheme within your business, peer review as an effective tool to shape Engineering Leadership and much, much more.

 

Hosted by Jenny Walsh, Edie Wiseberg and Lucia Piekarski, this instalment is the perfect listen for anyone with an interest in Advanced Engineering.

 

Timestamped guide:

 

01:27 - Matt Hinton interview starts; How would you say you've progressed the lives of others?

02:31 - What does being a qualified mentor involve?

03:40 - What are your key learnings from your years in the industry?

04:58 - Are there any tools or resources that you use that you would recommend? 

06:15 - How do you think your industry will progress in the future?

09:23 - Steve Davis interview starts

10:03 - What does progression mean to you?

10:36 - How have you progressed the lives of others?

15:22 - Throughout your journey, what would you say is sort of the key lessons that you've learned?

18:02 - Neil Waterman interview starts

18:27 - How did you get into the industry? Is there anyone or anything that's inspired you?

18:54 - How you would say you've progressed the lives of others?

20:16 - Are there any projects you've worked on that have been instrumental in your career?

22:51 - How do you see the industry progressing in the future?

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives through Sustainable Supply Chains and Innovation - with Duncan McAuley

Progressing Lives through Sustainable Supply Chains and Innovation - with Duncan McAuley

April 9, 2021

In this episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, we’re joined by Duncan McAuley, Head of Sourcing, Sustainability and Innovation at Bunzl Retail Supplies, to discuss the pressing topic of sustainable supply chains and innovation.

 

From leadership and talent attraction, to sourcing and monitoring complex supply chains; Natasha Crump and Duncan also discuss the key motivations, innovations and practical steps to take to improve the ethics and sustainability of your supply chain.

 

Hosted by Natasha Crump, Business Consultant, Board Advisor, Strategic Programme NED and Inclusion Architect, this instalment is the perfect listen for those interested in sustainability and driving innovation in supply chains.

 

Timestamped guide:

1:06 - Introduction to Duncan

 

2:15 - Why did you decide to move out of an industry sector you knew so well?

 

3:09 - Why was setting up a dedicated sustainable venture so important to you?

 

4:22 - Who has inspired you throughout your career?

 

5:58 - How do you apply what you saw in other leaders to your own approach when managing your team?

 

8:28 - What’s your perspective on the growing trend and momentum towards sustainability, and what’s caused that shift?

 

10:29 - Where do you think a company should start if they want to improve the ethics and sustainable sourcing of their supply chain?

 

11:45 - Are there any accredited sources you’d recommend to improve a sustainable supply chain?

 

14: 04 - How important do you think a business sustainability credentials and track of ethical sourcing are too attracting and retaining the best talent?

 

17:22 - What are some of the most interesting and innovative things you’re seeing when it comes to raw materials?

 

19:50 - What’s the most exciting innovation the you’ve seen to build back better?

 

22:09 - How frustrating is it that you know there’s a really good solution but baby steps have to be taken, as humans like to change slowly?

 

23:10 - What sort of environmental and social enterprise projects have you seen that businesses could support?

 

26:13 - How can companies monitor a complex supply chain to progress with ethical commitments?

 

28:50 - What are the key pitfalls that companies should be mindful of and careful to avoid when introducing a sustainable practices in their businesses?

 

30:18 - What would you tell someone who is looking to progress a goal or ambition in their life?

 

 

Resources mentioned

https://www.sedex.com

https://www.preventedoceanplastic.com

 

 

Connect with your host, Natasha Crump, https://www.linkedin.com/in/natasha-crump-140531b2/ on LinkedIn.

Find your guest, Duncan McAuley, https://www.linkedin.com/in/duncanjmcauley/  on LinkedIn.

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond www.amoriabond.com

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype www.loadedhype.com production.

Progressing Lives through Engineering and “Super Powers” - with Oliver Stamatoski

Progressing Lives through Engineering and “Super Powers” - with Oliver Stamatoski

March 17, 2021

In this episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, we’re joined by Oliver Stamatoski, Vice President of GPL Steering Wheel bei Joyson Safety Systems, to discuss the enthralling topic of engineering and “Super Powers”.

 

Covering why communication is key for engineers, the areas where personal improvement makes the most impact, and how to inspire and galvanise others, Andy and Oliver also discuss what “superpowers” are, and how they can be used to empower yourself and your team.

 

Hosted by Andy Bluffield. Global Head of Embedded Electronic and Software at Amoria Bond, this instalment is the ideal listen for those looking to progress their engineering careers to the next level.

 

Timestamped guide:

 

0:45 - Introduction to Oliver

 

1:48 - Tell us about your career history and some specific highlights and achievements.

 

6:48 - Tell me about the stage you were given to showcase yourself.

 

8:35 - In terms of progression, what does that mean for you now?

 

11:14 - Why was communication one of the first things you addressed?

 

13:40 - What were some other impact areas where you could make other adjustments to be successful?

 

15:20 - What are the top two ways that you inspire others?

 

18:11 - What are the key things you’ve learned in your career that you could share to help others progress their lives?

 

21:54 - How will your industry progress in the future?

 

 

Connect with your host, Andy Bluffield, https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-bluffield-77438a15/  on LinkedIn.

Find your guest, Oliver Stamatoski, https://www.linkedin.com/in/oliver-stamatoski-b63602126/ on LinkedIn.

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond www.amoriabond.com

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype www.loadedhype.com production.

Progressing Lives through A Desire to Succeed - with Peter Jarvis

Progressing Lives through A Desire to Succeed - with Peter Jarvis

March 3, 2021

In this episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, we’re joined by Peter Jarvis, Owner and managing director of the Contechs Group, to discuss the pragmatic topic of the desire to succeed.

 

Covering driving self-development, practical tips on overcoming challenging times and how to progress your life through the lives of others, Jenny and Peter also discuss why preparing, planning and practice are key to drive leading to results.

 

Hosted by Jenny Walsh, Lead Consultant at Amoria Bond, this instalment is the perfect listen for those looking to progress their career and anyone in the engineering sector.

 

Timestamped guide:

0:35 - Introduction to Peter

 

1:35 - What does progression mean to you?

 

1:58 - Who is your progression inspiration?

 

4:25 - What approach have you taken with your career?

 

5:37 - Where did your drive to continue your self development come from?

 

6:58 - Did you always know what you wanted to do for a career and how did that pan out?

 

7:50 - How did you get into engineering?

 

11:10 - What have been the highlights in career so far?

 

13:08 - How do you approach challenging times to become better?

 

15:30 - How have you progressed the lives of others?

 

17:45 - What are the key lessons or takeaways from your career?

 

19:08 - Are there any tools or resources you could recommend?

 

20:35 - How did you get where you are in programme management from a skill set point of view?

 

21:37 - How did that translate in your personal life?

 

22:22 - How do you think the future of your industry will progress in the future?

 

23:25 - How do you think the skill sets on the market will be impacted from Covid?

 

25:15 - How has the view of working from home been changed?

 

26:10 - If you were to give one piece of advice to some looking to get into the engineering and manufacturing industry what would that be?

 

Connect with your host, Jenny Walsh, https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenny-walsh-a4986a94/ on LinkedIn.

Find your guest, Peter Jarvis, https://www.linkedin.com/in/pete-jarvis-9aa08814/ on LinkedIn.

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond www.amoriabond.com

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype www.loadedhype.com production.

Progressing Lives through Impactful Talent Acquisition - with Svenja Brandenburg

Progressing Lives through Impactful Talent Acquisition - with Svenja Brandenburg

February 17, 2021

In this episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, we’re joined by Svenja Brandenburg, Director of Talent Acquisition EMEAI at Sherwin-Williams, to discuss the apt topic of impactful Talent Acquisition.

 

From the importance of upskilling and how to lead culture change, to the importance of employer value proposition and what it takes to cultivate a high performing team; in this instalment, Natasha and Svenja discuss all the key ingredients for progressing lives through successful and impactful talent acquisition.

 

Hosted by Natasha Crump, Business Consultant, Board Advisor, Strategic Programme NED and Inclusion Architect, this episode is a must-listen for anyone building and leading a team, as well as those who are actively involved in hiring and recruitment processes.

 

Timestamped guide:

0:50 - Introduction to Svenja

 

2:40 - What does progression mean to you personally and who has inspired your own progression?

 

5:18 - What are the characteristics that make a great mentor?

 

6:27 - How important is it to show vulnerability as someone who works with talent to create an open and honest culture across teams and organisations?

 

8:36 - Where does your ever-growing ambition come from?

 

9:52 - Why do you think parenting can actually act as an accelerator of ambition?

 

11:58 - How important is it for companies to be aware of talent amongst working parents, male and female?

 

13:40 - As director of talent acquisition, how have you approached creating a culture change?

 

15:11 - What would be the key and most effective change to improve diversity and inclusion in a business?

 

17:26 - Why is it so important to keep learning and upskilling?

 

18:53 - How have you seen talent acquisition change over time?

 

20:30 - What are the key ingredients for a successful partnership between internal recruitment teams and external recruiters?

 

21:47 - What are the benefits of giving access and an understanding of your business to external recruitment partners?

 

24:25 - From a talent acquisition perspective, what are the best technologies that really help you and your teams, and are there any on the horizon that should be looked out for?

 

28:07 - What are the key areas that companies should be considering in their employer value proposition to make them stand out in the war for talent?

 

29:35 - Where do you think accountability for employer value proposition should sit within an organisation?

 

32:14 - What is your advice to applicants to help them break the cycle of a new industry and lack of experience? And also what is your advice to companies who insist on certain levels of industry experience or certain degrees?

 

35:35 - What’s the secret to developing successful and high performing teams?

 

37:13 - What’s the proudest moment where you’ve thought “wow, I’ve really made a difference”?

 

39:06 - What’s a key piece of advice for someone who is wanting to process a goal or ambition or area of their own life?

 

Connect with your host, Natasha Crump, on LinkedIn.

Find your guest, Svenja Brandenburg,  on LinkedIn.

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Time to Talk Day Special - Progressing lives through Mental Health, with Rhonda D’Ambrosio

Time to Talk Day Special - Progressing lives through Mental Health, with Rhonda D’Ambrosio

February 3, 2021

In this episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, we’re joined by Rhonda D'Ambrosio, Founder of Mental Health in Recruitment, to discuss the timely topic of Mental Health.

 

The day of release of this episode is Time to Talk Day, an initiative designed to start conversations about mental health and help end the stigma.

 

After losing her mum to motor neurone disease in 2013, Rhonda was inspired to understand more about resilience, quality of thinking, and how our mental health impacts everything we do. Now Transformation Director of Mindset and Mental health at Ebenable, Rhonda works with business leaders and organisations to provide easily accessible employee solutions for better mental health and wellbeing, alongside professional development, strategy and leadership coaching.

 

In this episode, Rhonda documents her personal mental health journey, as well as actional advice and insights for managers, business leaders and those in recruitment.

 

Hosted by Natasha Crump, Strategic Programmes Board Advisor, Global Diversity and Inclusion Lead, and Co-Founder of AB ASCEND at Amoria Bond, we hope this instalment will open up conversations about mental health - both in the workplace and at home.

 

Timestamped guide:

02:36 - Why should organisations care about employee mental health and well being, and why is it so essential in the context of progressing lives?

08:15 - Who has inspired you, in particular since you shifted gears and moved into the field of mindset and mental health? 

12:44 - There's a lot of stats and evidence that as a human race, we are the most unhappy we've been for decades. Are you seeing a change now in attitudes from the corporate world?

15:51 - What're your recommendations for companies that really want to kind of genuinely really want to start making a difference?

17:41 - What would you suggest that companies look out for when they're doing their due diligence on people that you're bringing into your business to help you with mental health and well-being programmes?

20:17 - What tools and resources do you recommend for businesses who want to be doing more for their employees with mental health?

24:16 - What advice or tips can you give to people who are listening who want to open up conversations about mental health at work but don't want to overstep that professional boundary? 

27:06 - For anyone listening and is struggling with their own mental health, what advice would you give?

28:48 - What is the most significant piece of advice you would give to somebody listening that might help them progress an area of their life?

 

Resources mentioned:

Find out more about Time to Talk 2021 here - https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/time-talk-day

Everymind at Work - https://everymindatwork.com/ 

Kite Programmes through Ebenable - https://www.ebenable.com/

 

Connect with your host, Natasha Crump, on LinkedIn. 

Find your guest, Rhonda D'Ambrosio on LinkedIn.

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives through Personal Development and Energy, with Simon Gatcliffe

Progressing Lives through Personal Development and Energy, with Simon Gatcliffe

January 20, 2021

In this episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, we’re joined by Simon Gatcliffe, former Vice President APAC at InterMoor (Acteon subsidiary), current CEO at Arvia Technology Ltd, to discuss both Personal Development and the Energy sector.

 

From graduate scheme to Vice President (and now CEO), this episode takes a deep dive into Simon's journey so far whilst providing plenty of personal development insights along the way - including why there's nothing more important than finding your own individual view of progression, how to mentor and develop others, the key skills needed to thrive in the corporate world and why tech will only continue to support and create opportunities within the sector.

 

Hosted by Jenny Walsh, Lead Consultant, this instalment is the ideal listen for those looking to learn from someone who has climbed the corporate ladder and those in the energy industry.

 

Timestamped guide:

01:25 - What does progression mean to you? What does the concept of progression mean?

04:28 - What has been your progression inspiration?

07:38 - What experience have you had where you've had to push yourself out of your comfort zone?

09:26 - How did you approach your career?

12:30 - You joined the Royal Mail with the graduate programme and worked your way up to the Head of Commercial for Asia. What do you attribute that progression to?

14:28 - How did you transition from the Royal Mail to your next opportunity?

18:55 - What were some standout moments from that journey?

21:19 - How have you progressed the lives of others or contributed to the progression of other people

27:17 - Aside from self-awareness, what are the key lessons you've learned throughout your journey?

29:38 - How do you see your industry progressing?

 

Connect with your host, Jenny Walsh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenny-walsh-a4986a94/ 

Find your guest, Simon Gatfliffe on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simongatcliffe/ 

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives through Women in Technology, with Madelein Smit

Progressing Lives through Women in Technology, with Madelein Smit

January 6, 2021

In this episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, we’re joined by Madelein Smit, CIO at EVBox to discuss the evergreen topic of Women in Technology.

 

Covering the importance of mentoring, how working across different sectors has played a key part in her progression, and how technology is going to shape the future - both in the world of work and outside it - Arsalan and Madelein also discuss why empowering both men and women in the workplace will help achieve true equality.

 

Hosted by Arsalan Akbar, Senior Cybersecurity Recruitment Consultant, this instalment is the perfect listen for those in the tech sector and anyone wanting to hear some inspiring anecdotes from Madelein's impressive career.

 

Timestamped guide:

1:54 - What does progression means to you, and what inspired your own progression?

3:56 - How did you progress your own life once you left South Africa?

6:46 - Where does your ambition come from? What drives you?

8:47 - How does working across a range of sectors benefit your progression, and has it been by design?

11:34 - Why is mentoring and building teams so important to you?

13:20 - How has being a mentor benefited you?

15:00 - What did you learn about yourself from the mentoring process?

15:41 - From your experience, what do you consider to be the attributes of a really great mentor?

18:56 - How do you use humour to get the best out of people?

20:23 - What do you mean when you talk about internal Northstar?

22:54 - What would be the first step in this process?

23:56 - What advice or tips would you give to professional working women?

24:57 - Why should companies care about losing female talent?

26:57 - What is the most effective approach you've seen a company take on driving forward gender balance?

28:33 - How, as a CIO/Non-Executive Director, do you incorporate diversity and inclusion into business DNA, culture and values?

29:48 - How do you think technology is going to play a part in increasing flexibility in the workplace?

31:36 - What role will technology play in regards to eliminating climate change and world hunger?

34:25 - What is EVBox currently doing to help in the fight against climate change?

35:57 - What is the most significant lesson you've learned or piece of advice you would want to give someone to help progress a goal, ambition or area of their life?

36:53 - Finally, how did you get into singing?

 

Connect with your host, Arsalan Akbar on LinkedIn.

Find your guest, Madelein Smit on LinkedIn.

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives through Artificial Intelligence and IoT, with Ulf Schiebener (German Special)

Progressing Lives through Artificial Intelligence and IoT, with Ulf Schiebener (German Special)

January 6, 2021

In this episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, we’re joined by Ulf Schiebener, Senior Project Manager, Global Task Force Leader, R&D expert, Industry 4.0 / IoT / AI Consultant.

Covering the history of AI, improvement of the intelligence and growth sectors, Ulf Schiebener and Till Stetter also talk about the strong market dominance of the USA and China and what that could mean for Europe.

Hosted by Till Stetter, Senior Consultant Embedded Software at Amoria Bond, this instalment is an insightful listen for anyone seeking insights on Artificial Intelligence and how it will shape our tomorrow.

 

Resources mentioned:

https://www.zdf.de/dokumentation/zdfinfo-doku/-kuenstliche-intelligenz-wettlauf-der-grossmaechte-100.html

 

Connect with your host, Till Stetter, on LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/till-stetter-998872195/

Find your guest, Ulf Schiebener, on LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ulf-schiebener-13204788/

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives Everywhere - The Secret to Living is Giving

Progressing Lives Everywhere - The Secret to Living is Giving

December 17, 2020

Welcome to this special edition of the Progressing Lives Everywhere podcast.

 

The period of Christmas and New Year tends to be the time when many businesses encourage charitable giving. But is once a year really the best way to make a difference?

 

In this instalment of Progressing Lives Everywhere, your host Daniel Daw, one of the founders of Amoria Bond, explores how businesses can give back and make a difference to help progress the lives of those less fortunate.

 

To help Daniel do this, he is joined by 3 long-term charity partners of Amoria Bond; Carole Hudson, founder of Project Peru, Christie Spurling, founder of N-Gage and Matt Hill, founder of One Tree Planted.

In these conversations, they discuss the most important factors when choosing businesses to partner with, the ways in which businesses can make a difference - and not just from a financial perspective, what drove them to establish their charity plus the projects they're proud of and their upcoming project goals.

 

Dan also speaks to Natasha Crump, Advisor to the Amoria Bond board on Strategic Programmes and CSR programme lead. In their conversation, Natasha outlines the business benefits plus practical ways your business can partner with non-profit organisations and charities in a more sustainable way, how your business can define meaningful and achievable CSR commitments that align with your values and engages employees, whilst also having an authentic and sustainable social impact.

 

Amoria Bond believes encouraging and enabling employees to get involved with charities and help those less fortunate than ourselves is essential to progressing lives everywhere. It’s the people running these charities every day who are the real heroes, and they genuinely need all the help and support they can get.

 

Learn more about Project Peru: https://projectperu.org.uk/

Learn more about One Tree Planted: https://onetreeplanted.org/

Learn more about N-Gage: https://www.n-gage.org.uk/

 

Resources mentioned: 

Social purpose and value creation The business returns of social impact: https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/operations/articles/social-value-creation.html

Deloitte Millennial Survey 2020: https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/millennialsurvey.html

Universum’s annual World’s Most Attractive Employers survey: https://universumglobal.com/wmae2020/

AB Charitable Trust website: https://amoriabondcharitabletrust.org/

 

Timestamped Agenda:

02:09 - Introduction to Natasha and why should CSR and charitable giving should be high on the corporate agenda?

06:35 - Interview with Carole Hudson, Founder of Project Peru

14:44 - Interview with Christie Spurling, MBE, Founder of N-gage

26:19 - Interview with Matt Hill, Founder of One Tree Planted

35:50 - How to align CSR with your values and employees

37:25 - What works well to engage employees in these initiatives? 

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives through the Chimp Paradox - with David Warner

Progressing Lives through the Chimp Paradox - with David Warner

December 9, 2020

In this episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, we’re joined by David Warner, Director of Self Development and Psychological Skills Mentor, to discuss the ever-present topic of Chimp Mindset and the Chimp Management Model.

 

A deep dive into the model and how it can be key to progression, Andrew and David also discuss the model's practical application, how it works on an individual level to help you get the best out of yourself and insights into how the model has helped others manage their inner chimp, enabling them to progress.

 

Hosted by Andrew Barrow Associate Director at Amoria Bond, this instalment is the perfect listen for leaders looking to learn more about the chimp management model and its practical uses for individual and team management.

 

Timestamped guide:

 

02:24 - What does progression mean to you?

04:14 - Is there a person or something that inspires you when it comes to progression?

07:16 - Would it be fair to say that being willing to adapt and change is a key part of progression?

09:00 - Can you give a brief overview of the Chimp Mindset Model?

13:48 - The battle between the chimp, computer and human

16:23 - Any notable examples of when the principles have worked in practice?

19:21 - How the model works on an individual level

21:03 - From your own experiences using the model and your own journey, are there any highlights you could share as a result?

24:15 - Using the mindset to engage in activities that you may not find enjoyable

36:52 - What are some simple coaching steps that individuals or groups could take to help manage their chimp?

41:39 - What does the future hold?

 

Resources mentioned:

Chimp Management - https://chimpmanagement.com/

The Chimp Paradox Book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chimp-Paradox-Management-Programme-Confidence/dp/009193558X/ref=sr_1_1?adgrpid=52586602309&dchild=1&gclid=CjwKCAiAiML-BRAAEiwAuWVggjcixuKkHVM1U3uZ4LOvEXa61Tr68jaP0Gig0MfvmjElozGBnkz5wBoCZW8QAvD_BwE&hvadid=259022408379&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1006912&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=10594116806604223519&hvtargid=kwd-300246666130&hydadcr=24403_1748879&keywords=the+chimp+paradox&qid=1607532941&sr=8-1&tag=googhydr-21

 

Connect with your host, Andrew Barrow on LinkedIn.

Find your guest, David Warner on LinkedIn.

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives through Communicating your Employer Brand - with Felicity Wingrove

Progressing Lives through Communicating your Employer Brand - with Felicity Wingrove

December 3, 2020

Why should businesses and business leaders even be interested in thinking about the language they use?

In this episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, we’re joined by Felicity Wingrove, Founder and Managing Director of Zen Communications to discuss precisely this.

 

Felicity's go-to inspirational quote is "the world is changed by your example, and not your opinion" - and this is certainly reflected in the actionable advice and practical steps she provides in this episode.

 

Felicity explores the logistics and importance of communicating your employer brand, why language is fundamental to the concept of progression, how her clients have reaped the rewards of good communication plus why she took the bold decision to abolish the working day within her business, and the incredible impact it has had.

 

Hosted by Natasha Crump, Strategic Programmes Board Advisor, Global Diversity and Inclusion Lead, and Co-Founder of AB ASCEND at Amoria Bond, this instalment is a must-listen for leaders and managers in any field looking to up their communication game and see the business benefit.

 

Timestamped guide:

02:25 - Where does your passion and drive come from?

03:29 - Why did you decide to set up Zen Communications?

04:19 - Is there a responsibility associated with the use of language?

05:19 - What's your go-to inspirational quote?

06:02 - Tell us more about your decision to abolish the working day?

07:56 - How have you seen this impact your employees mental health?

09:53 - Who is your progression inspiration?

10:55 - Why is language so fundamentally significant to progression? And why should businesses and business leaders even be interested in thinking about the language they use?

12:42 - How have you/your clients used language to attract and retain more diverse talent in their organisations?

19:02 - What advise would you give to any leaders and managers when they have to deliver difficult messages?

22:34 - In your opinion, what are the most impactful and important ingredients in communicating effectively? The tricks of the trade to help us get it right?

26:07 - Are there any kind of tools or books or resources that you would recommend?

27:39 - How the words you choose and the way you deliver them can impact somebody's equity of opportunity

31:15 - Can you talk about what you think businesses and leaders can expect to be seeing in terms of brand reputation and talent strategy trends?

 

 

Resources mentioned - 

Dr Robert Cialdini; Book on Persuasion - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Influence-Psychology-Robert-Cialdini-PhD/dp/006124189X

Dr Robert Cialdini; Book on Presuasion - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pre-Suasion-Revolutionary-Way-Influence-Persuade/dp/150115205X/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&qid=1606988871&refinements=p_27%3ARobert+B+Cialdini+PhD&s=books&sr=1-10&text=Robert+B+Cialdini+PhD

You can also watch some of his talks here:

- https://www.influenceatwork.com/principles-of-persuasion/

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e57X7GCFafo 

- https://www.influenceatwork.com/robert-cialdini-videos/

 

Satir Hand Gestures Videos

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow_EQxLcnYo

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfkWnQNWCRE

 

 

Connect with your host, Natasha Crump, on LinkedIn.

Find your guest, Felicity Wingrove, on LinkedIn.

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives through Diversity and Inclusion - with Dr Joanna Abeyie, MBE

Progressing Lives through Diversity and Inclusion - with Dr Joanna Abeyie, MBE

November 26, 2020

In this episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, we’re joined by Dr Joanna Abeyie, MBE, Founder and CEO of Blue Moon and Co-Secretariat APPG for Creative Diversity, co-founder of the Diversity & Inclusion Charter, to discuss Diversity and Inclusion. 

 

Covering the danger of promising D&I without action, how to ensure everyone's voices are heard and why education is so important in progressing the diversity inclusion and equality agenda, Natasha and Joanna also discuss the fact "it's interesting that for so long you're told that the business case is the one we need to explain, when in actual fact the one that's pushed activity has been the human and ethical reason for it".

 

Hosted by Natasha Crump, Strategic Programmes Board Advisor, Global Diversity and Inclusion Lead, and Co-Founder of AB ASCEND at Amoria Bond, this instalment is an insightful listen for anyone seeking actionable insights on organisational D&I or just looking to learn generally, as we can all do better.

 

Timestamped guide:

00:32 - Introduction

02:38 - Who are your inspirations?

08:09 - Why do you think that that spirit of giving is so important in the in a professional capacity & how do you approach it in your work?

11:15 - How would you go about helping businesses to empower people to feel that it’s okay to make mistakes?

18:45 - Why you choose to support educational institutions, and why education is so important in progressing the diversity inclusion and equality agenda, and how that will shape creating tomorrows leaders?

24:13 - Do you think it’s important for organisations to look externally swell as internally when thinking bout how do we become more diverse and inclusive?

31:21 - How important is it for organisations to share how they’re creating an inclusive workplace with the outside world to then attract more diverse talent naturally?

33:14 - How do you ensure everyone within a company feels included and has their voice heard?

35:06 - What’s the danger of organisations approaching diversity and inclusion the wrong way and aren’t prepared to follow through with action?

43:03 - How to encourage business leaders to think about what’s their reason for wanting to create inclusion, diversity and equality in their organisations? 

45:19 - Why you think it’s so important for businesses to publicly sign up to the Diversity and Inclusion Charter?

 

Resources mentioned - 

https://diversityandinclusioncharter.com/our-story 

 

Connect with your host, Natasha Crump, on LinkedIn.

Find your guest, Dr Joanna Abeyie, MBE, on LinkedIn.

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives through Business Change - with Jeff Grout, Chris Hall, Bob Chapman and more…

Progressing Lives through Business Change - with Jeff Grout, Chris Hall, Bob Chapman and more…

November 19, 2020

This special episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, features not one, not two, but four industry leaders to discuss the apt topic of business change - plus snippets from the world number 3 CEO.

 

First up is Jeff Grout. Jeff is an independent business consultant specialising in leadership, people management, team building performance, recruitment and retention and he is also listed in the 100 best business speakers in Britain.

Following Jeff is Chris Hart, an independent specialist in turnaround, business transformation and Consultancy Services.

Next up is Otto Guth. Otto is an independent HR director specialising in business transformation. 

Finally is David Warner, Director of Self Development at Chimp Management. David is a trained psychological skills coach, specialising in performance, wellbeing and happiness. 

You'll also hear from number 3 CEO, Bob Chapman, who leads Barry-Wehmiller.

In the two clips from Bob, you'll hear his perspective on leading in uncertain times, plus his infamous wedding followed by how he sees business can improve society as a whole.

 

Hosted by Andrew Beard, Associate Director of Amoria Bond's Engineering Division Europe, this instalment is the perfect listen for those interested in or going through a business change or transformation, and insightful for those interested in business as a whole and the impact of COVID-19.

 

Timestamped guide:

03:09 - Introduction to Jeff Grout

03:31 - What are three key steps to ensure a successful outcome to a business change initiative?

08:44 - What would be your pay-it-forward advise to business leaders post-pandemic so that we can continue to try and make the business world a better place?

12:24 - Introduction to Chris Hart

12:40 - What are your top three tips for leading a company through business transformation?

13:28 - Tell us about leading a business by example through a transformation

15:59 - Do you have any other tips on role modelling that you'd like to pay forward?

16:28 - As we look to build a better future for business post-pandemic, what advice would you have to fellow business leaders in your field and beyond?

17:16 - Introduction to Otto Guth

17:35 - What would you say are your top three tips would be to a company that is going through a business transformation currently?

21:04 - What would your advice be to business leaders post-pandemic as we look to build a better future for business?

22:35 - Introduction to David Warner

22:52 - What role do you see that psychological contracting can play in a business change process?

24:36 - How would leaders go about undertaking this with their teams right now? So what practical steps could they take today in order to put this into practice?

27:22 - Should we see psychological contracting as a fundamental part of "primal" leadership? 

29:13 - What would your advice be to leaders to help them build a better future for business?

31:26 - Introduction to Bob Chapman

33:43 - Bob Chapman discussing communication during times of uncertainty

37:49 - Bob sharing his infamous wedding story, followed by how he sees business can improve society as a whole

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives through Technology - with Lisa Harrington, NED to the Post Office and Advisor to Tech Pixies

Progressing Lives through Technology - with Lisa Harrington, NED to the Post Office and Advisor to Tech Pixies

November 18, 2020

In this episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast we're joined by Lisa Harrington, NED to the Post Office, Advisor to Tech Pixies and a champion of diversity in all its forms.

 

Hosted by Natasha Crump, Strategic Programmes Board Advisor, Global Diversity and Inclusion Lead, and Co-Founder of AB ASCEND at Amoria Bond, this episode sees Natasha and Lisa explore the timely topic of women in tech.

 

With sage advice on leadership, mentoring and closing the digital skills gap, Lisa explores her career into tech, how you can make a move into the industry, increasing diversity within tech plus the wider tech landscape and future outlook.

 

This instalment is the perfect listen for those in the tech sector or looking to move into the sector, and anyone wishing to hear more about progressing their careers and the careers of others. 

 

Timestamped agenda:

00:50 - Introduction to Lisa

02:48 - What does progression mean to you personally, and who has inspired your own progression?

04:17 - Was working across multiple sectors in your career by design, and in what ways do you think it's benefited your progression to take that path?

05:55 - What is it that that drives you? Where does your ambition come from?

07:23 - What would you say you've learned through failure?

08:47 - Do you think that having a family has helped you get better at getting things wrong?

09:58 - If you could simplify your methodology on effective mentorship into two or three steps, what would they be? 

14:24 - What have you learned about yourself through mentoring others?

16:57 - Thinking about when you've supported others with their progression, is there an example that really stands out for you when you felt "Yes, I've made a real difference here"?

18:57 - How important do you think it is in attracting and retaining female talent that companies facilitate and support networks for their female employees?

20:40 - What advice or tips would you give to professional working women or other groups who want to set up their own network in their own organisation, but are coming up against resistance - whether at board level or the wider organisation?

23:18 - What are the main causal factors that have contributed to the digital talent shortage?

26:08 - What is your opinion on the role or responsibility businesses could and should be taking to help address the digital divide?

27:40 - Is there anyone you'd recommend listeners look up as a really good example of achieving in this space without a University degree?

29:43 - What key trends do you expect to see in digital technology in the next few years?

33:24 - Do you think that women in very senior executive positions, like yourself, feel more under the microscope than their male peers?

34:13 - What you would say to board members of STEM companies who be listening, listening to the board, this podcast, in making a compelling business case for them to prioritise diversity in their organisation.

35:58 - What's the most significant lesson you've learned or piece of advice you'd give, that might help someone progress, a goal or ambition or area of their own life?

37:50 - What are you reading? Or what was the last book that made an impact and made you think?

 

Connect with your host, Natasha Crump, on LinkedIn.

Find your guest, Lisa Harrington, on LinkedIn.

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives through Conscious/Unconscious Bias - with Katie Howard Cross, Co-founder of Eva Talent

Progressing Lives through Conscious/Unconscious Bias - with Katie Howard Cross, Co-founder of Eva Talent

November 18, 2020

In this episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, we’re joined by Katie Howard Cross, Co-founder of Eva Talent, to discuss the pertinent topic of conscious/unconscious bias.

 

A real advocate for empowerment, change, and the awareness of bias in the workplace, in the episode Katie covers the impact conscious and unconscious bias can have, the different types of bias and the way bias can manifest.

Katie also provides actionable advice for business leaders and individuals in becoming aware of, breaking down and overcoming bias, as well as sharing her own experiences.

 

Hosted by Andrew Barrow, Associate Director of Amoria Bond Life Science, this instalment is sector-agnostic, making it an insightful listen for anyone wanting to understand more about unconscious and conscious bias.

 

Timestamped guide:

00:50 - Introduction to Katie

01:38 - What does progress you mean to you?

04:08 - Who inspires you? Or who has inspired you with their story?

07:11 - Has your journey so far been quite organic or did a series of circumstances/event drive you?

10:12 - What impact can unconscious and conscious bias have on progression?

12:15 - Have you personally experienced bias?

14:44 - How do you feel that bias can hinder or progress a company? Have you seen any examples where it can have a major positive impact or an adverse impact?

18:41 - "Similar to me" bias and culture fit

22:29 - Would there be some tips or advice that you believe would really help drive businesses in terms of breaking down those biases and helping that progression?

25:18 - What are the key lessons around bias, in terms of breaking those down from an individual perspective?

29:05 - What does the future hold for you, and what do you think the future is around bias and unconscious bias?

 

Connect with your host, Andrew Barrow on LinkedIn.

Find your guest, Katie Howard Cross on LinkedIn.

 

Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

Progressing Lives Everywhere - Coming Soon

Progressing Lives Everywhere - Coming Soon

November 9, 2020

Welcome to Progressing Lives Everywhere, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

 

Take a listen to this trailer episode to discover more about our brand-new podcast centred on progression.

 

With the first episodes launching soon, subscribe or follow now to be notified as soon as they’re available.

 

This, is Progressing Lives Everywhere.

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App