11 episodes

Where bold leaders talk about how to create a sustainable future for generations to come.

We ask creative and business visionaries to talk about ways to secure a viable future for generations to come. Given the monumental challenges we currently face such as the climate crisis, unsustainable consumerism and the mental health crisis, it is easy to feel frustrated and powerless.

So, how can we all, as individuals and business players contribute to solutions? How can we move from doom and gloom to optimism and brave action?

As the great saying goes: “with great power comes great responsibility.” It is our responsibility to create positive social change.

Change is hard. So let’s hear how it can be done.

Show Notes:

This podcast is brought to you by Stephanie Rosilio, find out more about the host and our coaching packages at: https://stephanierosilio.com/

The podcast is produced by Chris Huskins: http://huskinsmarketing.com/

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Where bold leaders talk about how to create a sustainable future for generations to come.

We ask creative and business visionaries to talk about ways to secure a viable future for generations to come. Given the monumental challenges we currently face such as the climate crisis, unsustainable consumerism and the mental health crisis, it is easy to feel frustrated and powerless.

So, how can we all, as individuals and business players contribute to solutions? How can we move from doom and gloom to optimism and brave action?

As the great saying goes: “with great power comes great responsibility.” It is our responsibility to create positive social change.

Change is hard. So let’s hear how it can be done.

Show Notes:

This podcast is brought to you by Stephanie Rosilio, find out more about the host and our coaching packages at: https://stephanierosilio.com/

The podcast is produced by Chris Huskins: http://huskinsmarketing.com/

    We can all innovate. Innovation is problem-solving.

    We can all innovate. Innovation is problem-solving.

    In this episode I speak with Adah Parris, Futurist, Cultural Innovator, Board Advisor, Storyteller and Keynote Speaker.
    As we ease out of lockdown, and we enter another phase filled with uncertainty, it’s great to hear from Adah whose skill is to find patterns in our human behaviour. By joining the dots, Adah then identifies ways we can map out processes to solve big challenges and enable cultural and business innovation to build a better world.
    Adah believes innovation is needed right now. What Adah points out is that innovation is simply problem solving and it’s in our human nature to problem solve. In our chat we explore how we can all be innovators, how to harness empathy, to “empathetically subvert the status quo”, re-build trust and collaboration and find new and better ways to be human and ultimately become better ancestors.
     
    What's in the podcast:
    Intro to 1.32
    To 2.13 - Adah’s mission
    2.13-4.36 - On why empathy is important easing out of lockdown
    It’s about changing the way things are. Covid-19 has highlighted the need for people to behave in more empathetic ways.
    4.36-5.53 - On generosity, collective vulnerability with Covid-19
    We are all human first – we ask ourselves what do we place value on?
    5.54-7.58 - On how generosity and empathy fit within business context?
    It’s all about innovation - innovation is problem solving – we are all innovators – everyone in the business is a creative innovator – how do we create a culture that recognizes the human potential of everyone?
    6.25- 7.26 Innovation is problem-solving
    7.58 9.02 Re-cap on innovation
    9.02-11.12 - Will we retain this innovation mindset going forward?
    Are businesses behaving in a responsible way right now?
    How do we create a space for serendipity without being in a work space?
    11.12 -14.43 - How do we use technology in a helpful way going forward?
    Technology is just a tool. As humans we have used a form of technology to try and gain enlightenment. Adah names this “cyborg shamanism” as in ‘cyborg’ which is the search of what it is to be human and “shamanism” which is about actively seeking other ways of knowing – hence it’s about finding ways to create spaces online and offline where we include diverse voices where everyone’s perspective is valid, encouraging creativity and nurturing curiosity.
    14.43  - On how to nurture curiosity in the business context
    People are now thinking creatively, businesses are having to adapt.
    16.14 - Now is a time of great opportunity – we are in the “gap” between the ‘old’ ways and an uncertain future. We can be a part of creating a new and better future.
    18.13-19.32  Pandemic has highlighted the idea of de centralization, breaking down barriers, working collaboratively plus the resurgence of hyper local communities and the need for us to all pause and to slow down. All these strategies can be carried through within business communities going forward.
    19.32 – 20.30 On slowing down
    20.30-21.40 - It is ok not to know the end – it’s ok to be uncertain – we open up ideas, curiosity and creativity.
    21.40 - On playfulness, fun, experimentation
    21.40 - On Adah’s values – and on activism within organisations.
    22.43- 23.51 - "to be an activist isn’t going on protests, to be an activist is to believe in something bigger than yourself and to have an idea of what success looks like and how that’s going to shift the current reality to the future reality and there is a messag or messagese that need to be amplified..you then need to find your tribe others who have the same world view and  are driven by the same things ..and that is why you can have activism within businesses….doing good for the world..a mission we all believe in…then why wouldn’t you have activists in the organisation…”
    23.51-24.47 - Every business should be a social impact business
    24.47 - What gives Adah most hope? People recognizing they have more choice than they

    • 39 min
    On humanized leadership. Be more real, be more yourself at work.

    On humanized leadership. Be more real, be more yourself at work.

    Lou Banks, CEO or Rising Vibe, passionately believes in what she calls a more “humanized leadership” style – this is simply where people are more themselves at work and feel safe to be open about their feelings and emotions.
    Throughout our relaxed conversation, we touch on deep insights and explore simple and powerful strategies to support us in such challenging times. Lou outlines a more wholesome work ethic that may pave the way to a healthier work setting for generations to come.
     
    What's in the podcast:
    2.12-2.50 Rising Vibe and why it’s important to be open about our feelings at work.
    2.50-5.08  On acknowledging how we feel at work, how to do this appropriately and why it is important
    5.44 Tools we can access and ways to present our feelings in a useful way at work.  Distinction “self-disclosure” Vs “over-sharing”
    7.12 -9.35 Setting boundaries
    It is brilliant to create a safe environment but you need a cut off in business to ensure this does have a positive impact
    9.35 -14.09 What is your focus of attention? What might go right?
    How do you get support when we all feel we are in crisis? NHS frontline workers example – Changing our focus of attention is empowering.
    14.09 – 19.24 How to help those who cannot see a glimmer of hope and how do you support decision makers and leaders right now?
    Compassion + Staying true to your values + Keep showing up as you normally would + Taking responsibility for your actions
    19.25 On being open and honest
    20.35 –On Navigating uncertainty. We talk about how to be better equipped to have the “conversations needed”
    23.30 – What are we learning right now? Hope that we are transitioning into a more humanized leadership going forward. No nonsense approach, be real, be you. Why this is a better way to be in the workplace.
    26.55 What gives Lou hope? Work-play lifestyle blending together more in the future.
    28.28 What are the key challenges ahead? Tackling depression on a large scale
    30.04 Day to day ways to lift us up?
    Rising vibrational scale – used to check in emotional health – observing your patterns of thoughts so that you notice what makes you feel good.
    30.54-31.59 On raising self-awareness
    33.23 Rapid fire questions
    Motivation hack – ask yourself “what am I learning from this?
    Key messages: What can I do to help myself feel better right now?
    37.55  Final comments
     
    Show Notes:
    This podcast is brought to you by Stephanie Rosilio, find out more about the host and our coaching packages at: https://stephanierosilio.com/
    The podcast is produced by Chris Huskins: https://huskinsmarketing.com/

    • 41 min
    Every Business Can Build Social Good into their Business.

    Every Business Can Build Social Good into their Business.

    We explore why having a social mission is attractive to venture capitalists and investors. Martin is a serial entrepreneur with a track record of driving rapid scale-up growth.
    He now invests solely in businesses with a social good purpose.  In this conversation, Martin shares his views on how and why every business can build social good into their core strategy.
    For Martin, doing social good goes hand in hand with doing well commercially.
     
    What's in the podcast:
    0 to 1.45 Intro
    1.45 - 2.38 What is Growth for Good?
    3.20 – 4.30 How do you convince the cynics that profit for profit-sake is not a good strategy?
    4.30 How sustainable brands are growing 50% quicker than others
    5.12 – 6.07 Good business practice
    6.07- 7.44 Why ensuring every employee is a shareholder – good for business growth
    7.45 Criteria vital to success for start-ups
    9.45 to 12.42 Link between impact and profit. Focused on the Employment and Education sectors
    12.43- 14.24 Mistakes / where can it all go wrong / lessons learned
    14.24 -16.16  Advice to start-up founders. Ability to pivot, share weaknesses, prepared to learn
    16.30 Business can be a force for good
    17.07-  18.44 Incorporating a more ethical long term approach is essential to build a better world and a better business.
    18.44 – 20.30 There is absolutely no reason why you can’t build a great business, that delivers returns to investors and contributes great things for the world”
    20.30-21.54 Concluding comments
     
    Show Notes:
    This podcast is brought to you by Stephanie Rosilio, find out more about the host and our coaching packages at: https://stephanierosilio.com/
    The podcast is produced by Chris Huskins: https://huskinsmarketing.com/

    • 21 min
    Tune into your hearts to unlock innovation, and inspire brave action.

    Tune into your hearts to unlock innovation, and inspire brave action.

    Matt Golding has been creating fun viral campaigns and films for brands, businesses, charities and NGOs. He’s now re-booted his business to use creative talent to create fun film and viral campaigns taking people on a journey that can move us to take brave action – the aim is for us to find ways to tackle climate change, our mental health crisis and over-consumption.
    In this conversation, Matt’s pragmatic idealism goes deep as he shares his views on how people hold immense power – he believes we can transcend our fears of change, tap into our emotions and use compassion and love as tools to do the brave work needed to make the world a better place.
    0.00 - 1.07 Intro
    1.07 - 3.33 What Rubber Republic do - they create fun viral content to tackle climate crisis, unthinking consumption and the mental health crisis.
    3.33 - 6.21 What is the desired impact of Rubber Republic’s fun viral content?
    - 9.23 Role of the Film / campaigns and entertainment is to help people on their journey, to open people to feeling more comfortable with their feelings..
     
    - 27.33 How can businesses be part of the solution to our “big” issues?
    Change is slow – trying to help find clever ways to help them be part of the soultion
    - 12.52 We cannot do “business as usual” and save the planet at the same time
    - 14.21 On innovation and fear of change - Don’t delay confronting the problems
    14.12-15.07  “my perception…scare me as well the relative fear of changing my business is countered by the fear of….forced on us…don’t change..not safe…earlier”
    16.00 - Biggest challenges?
    15.30-20.30 - It is important to find solutions within the capitalist system. We need to be more creative within the system
    20.50 Using entertainment and humour is a great way to ignite a feeling of positivity and connectedness so that we can all feel that change is possible
    21.54- 24.36 – People have more power than they think – we tend to separate our heads from our hearts – if we listen to our feelings more often we might find ways to unlock innovation and change.
    25.58-27.22 “if you’re not happy..creating repressed negative energy…not doing anything about it doesn’t solve it..healthy to listen to your heart…that’s a fair way for society to operate in…impact”
    30.10 On Thinking outside the box – beyond capitalism + aligning work with your values and treating people with kindness in the workplace.
    30.20 -31.32
    Follow your heart “our heads are indoctrinated…incorrect information…probably wrong”
    33.57 On creative inspiration
    To End - On Matt’s visions of the future
     
    This podcast is brought to you by Stephanie Rosilio, find out more about the host and our coaching packages at: https://stephanierosilio.com/
    The podcast is produced by Chris Huskins: https://huskinsmarketing.com/

    • 39 min
    How can brands help men?

    How can brands help men?

    In this conversation Fernando talks passionately about how men are in crisis and how brands can offer new more useful social narratives for men.
    We touch on what it is to be a modern man. Fernando talks about how being a ‘successful’ man is being able to connect to our feelings and emotions.
    It’s up to brands to offer more varied aspirational models showing many ways for men to be themselves.
     
    0.00 - 1.50 BBD Perfect Storm mission
    5.18 Men do still crack under pressure
    5.45 If men are ‘broken’ how can brands fix the problem?
    6.10-7.31 “Brands can help change the definition of what it is to be successful…narrow..define status..open..opening the view of what it is to be a successful man…key role that brand communication can have”
    7.31  Brands can help shape what is acceptable and what is not
    9.10 What is a better portrayal of men for men?
    10.00-11.25 “now for the first time in many years men get a purpose in life not just by doing but by being..vulnerable… be who you are..productive for society”
    11.25- 13.00 Key for brands is to talk about those spaces where men can be themselves. We need to offer more varied, nuanced portrayals of men.
    13.15- 15.32 On connection
    15.40-17.38  Key challenges in terms of “getting it right” for brands
    17.38-19.38 Positive benefits for brands to offer new more useful social narratives for men
    19.30  On aligning personal purpose and values to those of the brands we purchase
    20.40 “We need to help young men and women also that they need to serve others and not just be served”
    21.00 - 24.00 Fernando’s personal motivation and inspiration
    21.30 “brand communication can help relax the anxiety we have”
    24.00-25.38 On follow the fear…responding to your inner desires and motivations to keep you going
    25.38-27.25 Stephanie’s closing comments.
     
    This podcast is brought to you by Stephanie Rosilio, find out more about the host and our coaching packages at: https://stephanierosilio.com/
    The podcast is produced by Chris Huskins: https://huskinsmarketing.com/

    • 27 min
    2020 marks a pivotal time for brands to take bold action and become agents of positive social and environmental change.

    2020 marks a pivotal time for brands to take bold action and become agents of positive social and environmental change.

    In this conversation, Laura Hunter, Creative Director at change agency Futerra, talks about the massive cultural shift we’ve experienced over the last 6 months on climate change. This immense shift is a powerful signal to brands and businesses indicating that it’s time to pivot, take bold action and build robust sustainable strategies that go beyond glossy purpose statements.
    We touch on ways for brands to be more honest and transparent about their products. We look ahead at how to get ready to grow in a post carbon era and we talk about ways for people to have the courage to step up and focus on the solutions to our big challenges.
     
    0.00 - 4.30 Intro + exploring cultural shift on climate change over last 6 months
    4.30-5.36 We’re at a pivotal time - we get to decide what kind of future we create
    5.37-9.28 Exploring Truth & Honesty and the Interplay consumer / brand is evolving
    9.28 -11.00 On hope, logic and magic
    11.00-11.35  “in terms of the cultural impact ..action in this space”
    11.35- 13.09 Laura's Biggest concerns
    13.39 – 14.48 On optimism and focusing on solutions
    14.48 – 16.22 Courage needed to ‘step up’
    16.22-17.55 Building robust credible plans behind glossy purpose statements
    17.55-19.35 Laura talks about ways to stay motivated, surrounding herself with optimists, and looking ahead.
    19.40 Stephanie’s concluding comments.
     
    This podcast is brought to you by Stephanie Rosilio, find out more about the host and our coaching packages at: https://stephanierosilio.com/
    The podcast is produced by Chris Huskins: https://huskinsmarketing.com/

    • 21 min

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I really love the fact that this podcast address such an important and weighty topic in an accessible way. I like that Stephanie has an easygoing style, which encourages the guest to share their thoughts more. Looking forward to the next episode

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