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Purpose-driven people are doing what they love, making the money they need and impacting positively the lives of others. Join me, Francine Beleyi, every Tuesdays on the ‘Meaningful Work, Meaningful Life’ podcast as I interview today’s most inspiring thought-leaders, authors, speakers, CEOs, entrepreneurs and change makers. These inspiring and honest conversations will empower you to redefine the life you want and live your best life now!

Meaningful Work, Meaningful Life Podcast Francine Beleyi

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Purpose-driven people are doing what they love, making the money they need and impacting positively the lives of others. Join me, Francine Beleyi, every Tuesdays on the ‘Meaningful Work, Meaningful Life’ podcast as I interview today’s most inspiring thought-leaders, authors, speakers, CEOs, entrepreneurs and change makers. These inspiring and honest conversations will empower you to redefine the life you want and live your best life now!

    #113 The Best of Employee Advocacy: Key Moments Season 9

    #113 The Best of Employee Advocacy: Key Moments Season 9

    When considering employee advocacy or brand ambassador programs, organisations often assume:
    ⛔ It’s just employees sharing marketing on social media 
    ⛔ It’s not relevant for managers and executives  
    ⛔ It’s about continuously praising the company
    ⛔Tightly controlling the messaging of employee advocates is the key to success.
    ⛔ It’s only for sales and marketing staff 
    However, my guests in season 9 of my podcast Meaningful Work, Meaningful Life shared insights dispelling these myths and revealing the true potential of employee advocacy:
    ✅ Success requires share-worthy content and a culture where people enjoy working. (episode #104 Bradley Keenan)
    ✅ Allow people to proudly share what they're passionate about in your organisation (episode #105 Jessica Pharm)
    ✅ Executives should lead by example in sharing first online (episode #106 Michael Sørensen) 
    ✅Invest in managers' abilities to form authentic relationships with their collaborators. (episode #109 Kristin Bell)
    ✅ Hire smart people who align with your values and support their wellbeing. People need to feel at home when working with you. (episode #108 Yao Azumah)
    ✅ Encourage self-belief and compassionate leadership. Stop, look and listen (episode #107 @Harpal Dhatt)
    ✅ Balance profits and human rights through human-centered technology. (episode #111 Fatima Roumate)
    ✅Coach managers to help employees navigate their careers and feel they belong. (episode #110 Antonia Bartels)
    Done right, an employee advocacy program simply empowers people for a mutually beneficial partnership built on trust and care. 
    The old command-and-control mindsets misunderstand this potential. 
    But now you see the power of an authentic approach. 
    🎁Are you ready to learn how to start or strengthen your own employee advocacy journey? Reach out https://www.francinebeleyi.com/call/  
     
    More info about the podcast • Website: https://www.francinebeleyi.com/podcast/ • Watch on Youtube https://bit.ly/3LKwUT1 
     Connect with Francine Beleyi, the host.• LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/francinebeleyi/ • Website: https://www.francinebeleyi.com/ 
     Related resources.• Take the free Personal Branding for Impact (PBI) test www.francinebeleyi.com/pbitest• Download Whitepaper - Redesigning a Thriving Post-Pandemic Organization: How to Retain Your Talent & Turn Them into Your Biggest Advocates https://www.francinebeleyi.com/talentretention/
     
    I appreciate all who joined me on this journey of exploring meaningful work and meaningful life.
    See you in season 10!
     
     

    • 25 min
    #112 What Would You Do with a Billion UK Pounds?

    #112 What Would You Do with a Billion UK Pounds?

    Before closing out season 9 of Meaningful Work, Meaningful Life podcast, I revisit a key question I love asking my guests: If I gave you 1 billion pounds today, what would you do?
    I ask this because it reveals our true motivations.
    How often do we ask ourselves what we'd really want if money were no object?
     
    This is how my guests this season answered. Their responses may surprise and motivate you!
    Let’s Tune in
    More info about the podcast
    Website: https://www.francinebeleyi.com/podcast/
    Watch on Youtube https://bit.ly/3LKwUT1
     Connect with Francine Beleyi, the host.
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/francinebeleyi/
    Website: https://www.francinebeleyi.com/
     Related resources.
    Take the free Personal Branding for Impact (PBI) test francinebeleyi.com/pbitest
    Download Whitepaper - Redesigning a Thriving Post-Pandemic Organization: How to Retain Your Talent & Turn Them into Your Biggest Advocates https://www.francinebeleyi.com/talentretention/
     

    • 17 min
    #111 Preserving Human Creativity in the AI Age with Fatima Roumate

    #111 Preserving Human Creativity in the AI Age with Fatima Roumate

    As AI takes over more repetitive tasks, what unique human abilities remain irreplaceable at work?
    In this episode, #111 of Meaningful Work, Meaningful Life podcast, we explore how leaders can nurture human skills, creativity, and meaning in an increasingly tech-driven workplace.
    My guest, Fatima Roumate, is a professor at the University Mohammed V in Morocco. Her research focuses on the international relations and legal implications of AI.
    Inspired by her father's stories of fighting colonialism as a child, Fatima decided to study international relations to understand global issues. She then realized how technology is a crucial connecting point between different fields and focused her research on international relations and technology.
     
    Key Highlights:
    Fatima wants to contribute to creating a better future for all. Her focus is on how AI impacts international relations, international law, and sustainable development.
    We discuss her background in teaching, research on AI, and dedication to women's empowerment. She highlights how AI influences higher education as both a tool and potential competitor.
    She emphasizes considering the international implications of AI across fields like international relations, law, and sustainable development.
    We discuss the workplace transformation due to AI and the need for an integrated approach across philosophy, psychology etc. to understand human-AI relations, not just technologically.
    She recommends organizations invest in human skills and maintain human control of AI to balance profits and human rights. A human-centered approach and ethics in AI can help manage the industry 4.0 to 5.0 transition.
     
    This thoughtful conversation provides guidance on empowering human values and principles in an increasingly tech-driven workplace.
     
    More info about the podcast
    Website: https://www.francinebeleyi.com/podcast/
    Watch on Youtube https://bit.ly/3LKwUT1
     Connect with Fatima Roumate
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/fatima-roumate-17193920/
    Publications https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fatima-Roumate
     Connect with Francine Beleyi, the host.
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/francinebeleyi/
    Website: https://www.francinebeleyi.com/

    • 50 min
    #110 Becoming a Talent Destination with Antonia Bartels

    #110 Becoming a Talent Destination with Antonia Bartels

    “When people thrive, the organisation thrive.”
    In this episode #110, I’m joined by Antonia Bartels, director at Randstad RiseSmart. With a focus on coaching and career transition, Antonia advocates for creating a work environment where employees not only excel but feel at home. She believes that this leads to greater talent mobility, innovation, and retention within organisations.
    Antonia brings her expertise in career navigation and coaching to global businesses, emphasising the importance of engaged and happy employees.
     
    Key Highlights
    ✅ Even in challenging economic conditions, organisations need to recognise the need to remain a talent destination. Antonia outlines the essential conditions for achieving this status.
    ✅ Understanding and meeting individual needs leads to heightened engagement and productivity among team members.
    ✅ Antonia stresses the critical role of respect and alignment with organisational values during times of redundancies, as this influences the organisation's reputation.
    ✅ She explains why treating employees well throughout their journey with the company is essential for cultivating them into effective brand ambassadors.
    ✅ We explore the importance of equipping managers to engage in coaching conversations and ultimately become effective coaches themselves.
    Join us in this insightful conversation as we delve into the strategies for organisations to not only attract top talent but also retain and nurture it.
     More info about the podcast
    Website: https://www.francinebeleyi.com/podcast/
    Watch on Youtube https://bit.ly/3LKwUT1
     Connect with Antonia Bartels
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoniabartels/
     Connect with Francine Beleyi, the host.
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/francinebeleyi/
    Website: https://www.francinebeleyi.com/

    • 28 min
    #109 Empowerment Through Employee Advocacy with Kristin Bell

    #109 Empowerment Through Employee Advocacy with Kristin Bell

    Have you ever felt stuck during a performance review, wondering how to react to something you disagree with?
    The work landscape has significantly shifted from the days when we had little say in how our performance was assessed.
    In today's world, employees are actively participating in the performance management process. They're no longer merely recipients of feedback but are shaping their own evaluations.
     
    In episode #109 of the *Meaningful Work, Meaningful Life* podcast, Kristin Bell, a courageous advocate, shares her mission to create avenues of opportunity for those who have been systemically excluded, underserved, and underestimated.
    Kristin is a global diversity, equity, and inclusion executive, a tech entrepreneur, and a respected thought leader.
    I often emphasize the power of Personal Branding for Impact, and Kristin embodies this concept perfectly. She leverages her voice, position, and advantages to champion the cause and open doors for those who might not have had the chance otherwise.
    Key Takeaways:

    Our discussion touches on how many organizations are setting diversity hiring goals without addressing the internal work needed.


     
    Kristen emphasizes the need for creating brave spaces in the workplace and what that entails.
     


    She introduces her platforms: CultureCite, designed to help employees navigate unfair workplace experiences, and ReviewTailor, a performance management software utilizing AI to generate equitable reviews.
     


    She believes that Employee Advocacy can be a critical element in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, fostering a positive work environment, and advocating for underrepresented groups.
     


    Kristin shares a poignant moment where she was a conduit, providing someone with the opportunity to get a foot in the door.

    Join us in this enlightening conversation as we explore the double power of Employee Advocacy - advocating for oneself and becoming a brand ambassador for your company.
     
    More info about the podcast
    Website: https://www.francinebeleyi.com/podcast/
    Watch on Youtube https://bit.ly/3LKwUT1
    Connect with Kristin Bell
    Kristin Bell https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristinlbell/
    Co-founder Laneisha Roberts https://www.linkedin.com/in/lanroberts
    CultureCite 
    www.CultureCite.com
    www.LinkedIn.com/company/CultureCite
    https://www.facebook.com/culturecite 
    ReviewTailor 
    www.ReviewTailor.com 
    www.LinkedIn.com/company/ReviewTailor 
    https://www.facebook.com/TryReviewTailor 
     
    Connect with Francine Beleyi, the host
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/francinebeleyi/
    Website: https://www.francinebeleyi.com/

    • 52 min
    #108 Why Companies and Employees Have to Grow Together

    #108 Why Companies and Employees Have to Grow Together

    How can fostering personal branding and employee advocacy not only empower a team but also authentically communicate a company's mission and impact?
    Join us as we explore this dynamic with Professor Yao Azumah, Managing Director of Kya Energy Group, on their quest to make sustainable energy accessible to underserved communities in Africa.
    In episode #108 of Meaningful Work, Meaningful Life podcast, Prof. Azumah shares his inspiring journey in energy engineering, his frustration with restrictive systems and his dream of bringing affordable energy.
    Highlights
    Azumah underlines the significance of personal branding and employee advocacy at Kya.
    Joining the conversation is Sylvie Shikpe, the driving force behind Kya Energy Group's commercial and marketing strategies. She's also the Executive Director of the Kya Foundation, dedicated to positive social change.
    Discover how Kya empowers its employees and supports initiatives that go beyond business.
    We delve into the impactful personal branding and employee advocacy training and coaching I delivered to the management team, and the impressive results they're already achieving.
    Prof acknowledges that providing training to staff is essential to enhance employee engagement and loyalty, but it's not the sole factor in retaining them.
    Join us in this enlightening conversation as we explore how Kya Energy Group is lighting the way for a brighter, more sustainable future.
     
    More info about the podcast
    Website: https://www.francinebeleyi.com/podcast/
    Watch on Youtube https://bit.ly/3LKwUT1
     
    Connect with Kya Energy Group
    LinkedIn Yao Azoumah https://www.linkedin.com/in/yao-azoumah-96b1435b/
    LinkedIn Sylvie Shikpe https://www.linkedin.com/in/sylvieshikpe/
    Website https://www.kya-energy.com/
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kya.energy/
     
    Connect with Francine Beleyi
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/francinebeleyi/
    Website: https://www.francinebeleyi.com/

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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Captivating podcast

Francine has a great depth of knowledge in her field, a really relatable approach to interviewing guests. I also LOVE her voice!

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Inspiring guests and Francine asks great questions

Inspiring guests and Francine asks great questions

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This is an awesome podcast

Great inspiring stories in this podcast. Lots of potential. Can't wait to hear from more episodes.

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