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Mayer Brown's NextGen Talks podcast explores key themes and issues, such as the future of work, next generation leadership, sustainability, well-being and more, with special guests from various industries and sectors.

NextGen Talks Mayer Brown

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Mayer Brown's NextGen Talks podcast explores key themes and issues, such as the future of work, next generation leadership, sustainability, well-being and more, with special guests from various industries and sectors.

    The Arc of Leadership

    The Arc of Leadership

    In the second episode of Season 3 of our NextGen Talks podcast series, we are delighted to bring you our first transatlantic collaboration. Our guest is Ian Brownlee, the former Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Consular Affairs. Ian’s career in the US State Department spanned a remarkable 30 year period, and on this podcast he talks about:
    his experiences in the US State Department, including some career highlights and anecdotes; the ‘arc of leadership’, and how he moved from being a doer, to a manager, to a leader as his career developed; the importance of relationships (both professional and personal) and how getting those relationships right is integral to a successful career.

    • 43 Min.
    Social Change and Innovation with Seng Choon Koh

    Social Change and Innovation with Seng Choon Koh

    In the first episode of Season 3 of our NextGen Talks podcast series, we were delighted to speak to Seng Choon Koh, founder of Dignity Kitchen, a social enterprise that aims to restore dignity to the differently-abled and disadvantaged through culinary training and vocation with passion. Dignity Kitchen currently operates in Hong Kong and Singapore. In this podcast, Seng Choon:
    describes the inspirational mission of Dignity Kitchen; explains how his diverse background led him to start a social enterprise; reflects on how to overcome challenges both in our professional and non-professional lives; offers thoughts as to how the NextGen community can give back through volunteering; and talks about his exciting future plans for Dignity Kitchen.  
    About Seng Choon Koh
    Before starting Dignity Kitchen in 2010, Seng Choon worked in engineering and consultancy roles, spending many years abroad in the UK, India and China. Seng Choon was most recently awarded a Champion of Change Award as part of The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2022 programme.  
     
    About NextGen Talks
    Mayer Brown's NextGen Talks podcast explores key themes and issues, such as the future of work, next generation leadership, sustainability, well-being and more, with special guests from various industries and sectors.
     
    Podcast speakers
    Seng Choon Koh, Founder of Dignity Kitchen
    Wei Na Sim, Counsel, Mayer Brown
    James Ford, Senior Associate, Mayer Brown
    Jason Leung, Senior Associate, Mayer Brown

    • 31 Min.
    Mental Fitness and the Importance of Conversation with Greg Bateman

    Mental Fitness and the Importance of Conversation with Greg Bateman

    In this fourth and final episode of Season 2, we were delighted to speak to Greg Bateman, a professional rugby player with the Welsh club Dragons and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the craft brewing company with a difference, People’s Captain. In this podcast, Greg discusses his rugby career to date, and the mental health journey that he went on that led to him founding the People’s Captain. Greg and Chris then explore the concept of mental fitness, and the importance of having open conversations about mental wellbeing.
    About Greg Bateman
    Greg Bateman is a professional rugby player who currently plays for Dragons. Greg started his career at London Welsh, followed by spells at Exeter Chiefs and Leicester Tigers. Alongside rugby, Greg founded the People’s Captain in 2018, and the company and its sister foundation – The People’s Captain Foundation, combine Greg’s love of craft beer with a passion for mental health advocacy.

    • 47 Min.
    Next Generation Leadership and the Future of Work with Jon van Gorp

    Next Generation Leadership and the Future of Work with Jon van Gorp

    We were delighted to speak to Jon Van Gorp, Chair of Mayer Brown. In this podcast, Jon discusses his own career path from before the law to becoming chair of an international law firm and provides insights into the role of a senior leader at an international organisation. Jon also shares his thoughts on effective leadership, the future of work and the power of networks like NextGen, and offers some fantastic tips on how we – the Next Generation – can already serve as effective leaders in our current roles.
     
    About Jon Van Gorp
    Jon Van Gorp is the chair of Mayer Brown. Jon has served on the firm’s Management Committee since 2017 and previously served as a co-leader of the Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and Structured Finance practices. He has practiced continuously for more than 20 years at Mayer Brown. Jon is a passionate advocate for the NextGen initiative.  

    • 27 Min.
    The Importance of Diversity & Inclusion with Paul Edwards

    The Importance of Diversity & Inclusion with Paul Edwards

    We were delighted to speak to Paul Edwards, Head of Legal and Chair of the Pride Alliance network at FTSE 100 company British Land. In this podcast, Paul discusses his career to date, and how being an out gay man and first in his family to go to university has helped to shape his career. We also discuss the importance of meaningful diversity and inclusion initiatives within the workplace and what we, as future leaders, can do to support positive change.
     
    About Paul Edwards
    Paul Edwards is the Head of Legal at FTSE 100 company British Land. Previously a private practice lawyer with Hogan Lovells, Paul joined British Land in 2018, as a senior Legal Counsel before being becoming the Head of Legal in 2019. Paul is the Chair of British Land’s Pride Alliance and, as well as being an experienced lawyer, is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion within the workplace.  

    • 32 Min.
    Sustainability and COP26 with Andrew Griffiths

    Sustainability and COP26 with Andrew Griffiths

    We were delighted to speak to Andrew Griffiths, whose work with Planet Mark and the Institute of Directors supports people and businesses towards reaching meaningful sustainability goals. In this podcast, Andrew breaks down what it means to be sustainable, explains exactly what is COP26 and what it is trying to achieve, as well as discussing growing trends such as the impact of greenwashing on our progress towards achieving sustainability.
     
    About Andrew Griffiths
    Andrew Griffiths is Director of Community & Partnerships at Planet Mark and Chair of the Institute of Director’s National Sustainability Taskforce. Andrew harnesses the power of community to mobilise people around social causes. Alongside his current roles with Planet Mark and the IOD, Andrew is a founder of Sustaineers – a community movement to support people to drive change within organisations – and is an advisory board member to the Global Sustainability Film Awards, alongside a number of other projects, each with community and mobilisation at their core.  

    • 58 Min.

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