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Our happiness, our success, our decisions are all based on the quality of our conversations. And there’s room for improvement. Join me, Sehaam Cyrene PCC, as I share with you some tips, techniques and strategies for holding better conversations in leadership. Join our community at BetterConversations.co/Join

Better Conversations with Sehaam Cyrene Sehaam Cyrene

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Our happiness, our success, our decisions are all based on the quality of our conversations. And there’s room for improvement. Join me, Sehaam Cyrene PCC, as I share with you some tips, techniques and strategies for holding better conversations in leadership. Join our community at BetterConversations.co/Join

    Bettina Palazzo on ethics and listening up | BCP025

    Bettina Palazzo on ethics and listening up | BCP025

    My guest today is Bettina Palazzo. She is an expert in business ethics and advises companies and non-profits on how to look after the leadership and cultural dimension of compliance. She is a big proponent of speak-up cultures and ethical leadership. 
    Living in Switzerland, Bettina also teaches ethics in business at various Swiss universities and, from what I know about her, she’s always bridging the gap between theory and practice.


    I’m really looking forward to this conversation and hearing Bettina’s point of view, certainly one of things I’ve picked up in conversation with her is her capacity to hold opposing thoughts in conversations… I will also be asking her about her best and worst conversation, do stick around for that, I promise you, it will be worth it.

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    • 54 min
    Jason Ring on not talking and actively listening | BCP024

    Jason Ring on not talking and actively listening | BCP024

    My guest today is Jason Ring. Jason joined Global Shares in 2019. After spending a decade within hyper growth cyber security companies helping them build their global go to market strategies and achieve unicorn status.  Jason was brought on board to help drive the next stage of growth within Global Shares particularly in their SaaS business.
    Having worked in market disrupting pre-IPO start-ups across EMEA, NA and APJ Jason has built up extensive knowledge into the day to day challenges facing Start-ups, Founders and early stage companies as they grow and scale.
    Jason works directly with Founding teams of high growth start-ups, their legal advisors and their VC investors to make sure that the company ownership is tracked, employees have access to their share options and shareholders have full transparency into the value of their investment.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Lorenzo Espinosa on having a board of mentors | BCP023

    Lorenzo Espinosa on having a board of mentors | BCP023

    My guest today is Lorenzo Espinosa. He works in tech - he’s currently Director of Data Operations and Product at Chattermill, a London-based AI startup “disrupting the unified customer experience ‘analytics space’ — which is means they analyse the feedback from your customers to give you insights that help you improve the experience, service or product to your customer.


    Lorenzo has been innovating on products and platforms for companies like Amazon and American Express. He considers himself strategic in his thinking; he enjoys mentoring and we can also add, multicultural in his outlook. And from what I can tell so far, he’s pretty switched on when it comes to understanding people and motivating teams, which in my experience, tells me he’s got a high degree of comfort with being open and vulnerable. I love guests like this.


    He’s also an MBA graduate from London Business School. He’s Spanish and has lived, worked and studied in the US, and he is a half IRONMAN Finisher in Boulder Colorado and has run 2 world marathons, one in Chicago and one in Berlin.


    Let’s get inside his head. “Lorenzo” welcome


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Steve Chapman on being in not knowing | BCP022

    Steve Chapman on being in not knowing | BCP022

    My guest is Steve Chapman. Steve is an artist, writer and speaker interested in creativity and the human condition and, from conversations to date, he has a certain comfort being in the space of not knowing. He speaks to organisations, over 80 to date, around the world on the subject of human creativity — he remits that he has been to help them nurture a culture of creative freedom. As an artist, he’s sold his work across five continents and exhibited alongside the likes of Pablo Picasso and David Shrigley. He’s also visiting faculty on a number of well-regarded organisational change and coaching MSc programmes where he teaches spontaneity, creativity and not knowing. 
    Hello Steve, so it seems that you are at your best when you’re not quite sure what you’re doing - for many listeners that would be a very uncomfortable place to be.
    “The way I love to work is to come alongside them, be curious with them and just to notice what are the subtle patterns of human interaction that if we experiment, disrupt and disturb something else might happen."  

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Steve Gaskell on being the best version of yourself | BCP021

    Steve Gaskell on being the best version of yourself | BCP021

    My guest is Steve Gaskell a fellow coach, and author of ‘Business Shouldn’t be this Tough’ has a deep understanding of the difficulties leaders face today, he’s been helping leaders of businesses for some 18 years.
    Steve is a former Army Master Coach, British Army, he helps develop a “pig-headed approach to personal discipline, drive and ambition”.
    Steve and I have spoken previously and we connected on many levels, we speak the same language, so that always makes it feel like we’ve known each other a long time. 
    “In conversations it is probably one of the most difficult things sometimes to define, what goes to make a really good conversation. I think in some instances if you out with your friends it is the one who can talk the most and you know, have people recognise and woo what it is your saying, agree with you, and yet there are other conversations where you don't get a word in edgeways, so for me I think the really best conversations that I as a coach are interestingly those that I don't do a lot of talking. I am in a position to listen more deeply.“”


    He’s doing some fascinating work with people who’ve been in a life of service and are transitioning into a new career and we’ll be talking about that a little later in the conversation.

    • 57 min
    Ian Moyse on fastest ways to build customer rapport | BCP020

    Ian Moyse on fastest ways to build customer rapport | BCP020

    My guest today is Ian Moyse. Ian is the EMEA Sales Director for Natterbox.  He has sat on the boards for several industry bodies; FAST (Federation Against Software Theft), CIF (Cloud Industry Forum) and Eurocloud and as non-exec advisor to numerous other organisations. He got awarded the accolade of BESMA UK Sales Director of the year and in 2019 he listed in the top 50 Sales Keynote speakers by Top Sales World.  Ian is also a social influencer for a growing number of leading global technology brands.
    “Bad things happen. It doesn’t matter how good you are — as a business, as individuals. Mistakes happen. Things fall through the cracks in the best of companies, with the highest net promoter scores on the planet. It happens. It’s how you deal with it and my advice is deal with it in a human way, in a conversation up front, not electronically, where you’re hiding behind something because that does more damage than facing up to it. Do not be afraid of it.”

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    • 1 hr 3 min

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