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The Women Talk About Learning Podcast is, well, women talking about learning and development. Underrepresented in senior roles in the learning function, this podcast amplifies women’s voices talking about all things learning and development related.

The Women Talking About Learning Podcast Andrew Jacobs

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The Women Talk About Learning Podcast is, well, women talking about learning and development. Underrepresented in senior roles in the learning function, this podcast amplifies women’s voices talking about all things learning and development related.

    The Update One

    The Update One

    This week's episode brings you a few updates about what we've been doing and what we want to do next.


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    We’re on Twitter @WTAL_Podcast
    You can buy us a coffee to support Women Talking About Learning via Ko-Fi.
    Or you can email us via hello@llarn.com

    • 7 min
    The Teams One

    The Teams One

    This week’s guests are Laura Overton, Michelle Ockers, and Shannon Tipton.


    Laura Overton ( London, UK)- Award winning global analyst author, facilitator & founder of Learning Changemakers with 30+ years of experience and research focussing on learning innovation, L&D maturity and business impact.Her Research programme reached 8000+ l&D leaders globally and over 50,000 workers.


    Michelle Ockers (Brisbane, Australia) - Founder and chief learning strategist at Learning Uncut, award winning L&D practitioner and global podcast host providing strategic leadership on learning transformation including Coca-Cola Amatil, Qantas and Australian Public service)


    Shannon Tipton (Chicago, USA) - Owner and Chief Architect Learning Rebels. 25+ years of learning leadership with the global reputation as the practitioners expert. As an experience practitioner challenging the norms of traditional L&D functions, Learning Rebel has brought real world experience to support business success at Zappos, the US Center for Child Nutrition and Talentify. 


    The Emerging Stronger Team - https://emergentmasterclass.com/


    Team purpose - https://www.thoughtfulleader.com/why-team-purpose-matters


    Flat hierarchies - https://www.investorsinpeople.com/knowledge/flat-hierarchies


    Eight Ways to Build Collaborative Teams - https://hbr.org/2007/11/eight-ways-to-build-collaborative-teams


    The five business benefits of a diverse team - https://www.managers.org.uk/knowledge-and-insights/listicle/the-five-business-benefits-of-a-diverse-team/


    Stop at Nothing - https://stopatnothing.com/


    Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing - https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_86.htm


    Team Dynamics - https://www.teamtechnology.co.uk/team/dynamics/definition/


    The Five Dysfunctions of a Team - https://fourminutebooks.com/the-five-dysfunctions-of-a-team-summary


    Are you an ideal team player? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRh80RyT74I


    Finding community - https://jarche.com/2018/11/finding-community/


    What Psychological Safety Looks Like in a Hybrid Workplace - https://hbr.org/2021/04/what-psychological-safety-looks-like-in-a-hybrid-workplace


    “What makes a team effective at Google?” - https://rework.withgoogle.com/print/guides/5721312655835136


    Belbin team roles - https://knowhow.ncvo.org.uk/your-team/people-management-skills/teams/effectiveteam/roles


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    You can contact Women Talking About Learning through our website, womentalkingaboutlearning.com


    We’re on Twitter @WTAL_Podcast


    You can buy us a coffee to support Women Talking About Learning via Ko-Fi.


    Or you can email us via hello@llarn.com

    • 48 min
    The Events One

    The Events One

    This week’s guests are Katie Beck, Miriam Speidel, Sarah Frame, Kamla Kaur and Caroline Ford.
    Katie Beck works for Blue Eskimo as a Recruitment Team Leader. She is experienced in recruiting and connecting with the most talented people in learning and development, training, and e-learning. She works with a variety of clients, across a range of industries including internal L&D departments, as well as with learning agencies and consultancies. If you are looking for your next role in L&D or perhaps you're looking to recruit a new member for your team, please get in touch with Katie:
    Email: kbeck@blueeskimo.com


    Web: www.blueeskimo.com


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-beck2021



    Miriam Speidel is a L&D consultant for Engie, recently starting there after working as a People Development partner with LNER. Miriam is a creative, people-focused and passionate Senior L&D Professional with a track record of delivering impactful and award-winning learning initiatives.A strategic thinker, she translates plans into cost-effective and well-executed developmental solutions which help businesses meet their objectives, equip people with new skills and acknowledge and embed a culture of learning curiosity, agility and ownership.
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miriam0speidel/



    Sarah Frame is a Consultant  and lead at FrameWorks Learning Consultancy Ltd. Sarah has significant experience and expertise in the field of online & distance learning and held various national and international Director level positions in both the commercial and higher education sectors. Sarah specialises in Consultancy in online learning strategies and implementations; Business Development; Product Development Sales & Marketing; Digital Learning; Strategic Development; Conference Presentations
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahaeframe



    Kamla Kaur heads the sales and marketing teams at Neoskill, passionately working to help organisations become more effective and productive through implementing quality training solutions. Kamla and her team are passionate about the service and solutions they provide clients: everything at Neoskill being client centric. As Sales & Marketing Director, Kamla oversees the development of high-profile accounts and truly believes in the Neoskill motto, “Development through quality training”.
    Web: https://www.neoskill.com/


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamneoskill/


     


    Caroline Ford is starting as the Global Head of Learning Strategy - Skills Management for Novartis. Previously at Astra Zeneca and Thomas Cook, Caroline was recently highlighted by Growth Engineering as one of the top 20 L&D experts and influencers to keep an eye on in 2021. Her passion is for pushing the boundaries and delivering pioneering innovation in the learning and development space. Getting people excited about putting the customer at the heart of everything they do, Caroline is a firm believer in the development of customer-centric digital skills including Agile and Design Thinking.
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caroline-ford-08826714/



    Great British BusinessWoman Forum: https://www.greatbritishbusinesswoman.co.uk/forum-homepage



    LPI: https://www.thelpi.org/



    Learning Live: https://learning-live.com/


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    You can contact Women Talking About Learning through our website, womentalkingaboutlearning.com


    We’re on Twitter @WTAL_Podcast


    You can buy us a coffee to support Women Talking About Learning via Ko-Fi.


    Or you can email us via hello@llarn.com

    • 31 min
    The Podcast One

    The Podcast One

    This week’s guests are Liz Drury and Heidi Kirby.


    Liz Drury was born and brought up in Northamptonshire, and now lives in rural North Lincolnshire. She has a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Durham, and a PhD in Archaeological Science from the University of Bradford.


     


    After working in local television and education, she began working as a voiceover artist in 2013 whilst living in the USA. She has worked across many voiceover genres including commercials, e-learning, corporate videos and audio tours for clients such as Bulgari, VW, JCB, Booking dot com, Hilton Garden Inn, World Animal Protection and the NHS.


     


    In 2017 she was named as one of the UK’s top 100 Small Businesses which led to an invitation to a reception at 10 Downing Street. She has also been nominated for a number of voiceover and business awards.


     


    Liz is the host of the Small Business Big Network podcast which is for small business owners who want to get more from their networking. 


     


    Website: www.lizdrury.com


    Email: liz@lizdrury.co.uk


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizdruryvoiceovers/


     


    Heidi Kirby is a learning and development leader, Ph.D. candidate in instructional design and technology at Old Dominion University, and host of the BLOC (Building Learning and Organizational Culture) podcast for L&D professionals. 


    A learning problem-solver, Heidi has over eight years’ experience leading learning projects. She got her start as a college English professor but has since worked as an instructional designer for NASA, a large health insurance company, a small tech startup, and a software company in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. She has led instructional design functions for small and mid-sized organizations throughout Northeast Ohio.


    She was also instrumental in growing and serving as the VP of the volunteer organization, Teaching: A Path to Learning and Development, which helps educators find careers in L&D. For her PhD program, she is studying leadership competencies instructional designers need to be successful.


    Her career goal is to continue to grow and foster her leadership skills to originate and lead learning functions for startup organizations.


    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidiekirby/
    Website https://www.heidikirby.com


    Episode Links:


    Anna Parker Naples - https://annaparkernaples.co.uk/


    Small Business Big Network Podcast - https://lizdrury.com/podcast/


    BLOC Podcast - https://open.spotify.com/show/5YGQtyZ18YNd8HQN5UCaNN


    Audacity - https://www.audacityteam.org/


    Captivate - https://www.captivate.fm/


    Buzzsprout - https://www.buzzsprout.com/


    Storyblocks Music - https://www.storyblocks.com/


    Royalty Free Music - https://ripmediagroup.com/commercial-video/the-12-best-royalty-free-music-sites-in-2021


    Austin Powers theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90h2gLgTz5g


    Woman Who Podcast Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1625912257421992/


    Canva - https://www.canva.com/en_gb/


    Cleanfeed - https://www.canva.com/en_gb/


    Squadcast - https://squadcast.fm/


    Share a Coke Campaign - https://www.coca-colacompany.com/au/faqs/what-was-the-share-a-coke-campaign


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    You can contact Women Talking About Learning through our website, womentalkingaboutlearning.com


    We’re on Twitter @WTAL_Podcast


    You can buy us a coffee to support Women Talking About Learning via Ko-Fi.


    Or you can email us via hello@llarn.com

    • 40 min
    The Positive One

    The Positive One

    This week’s guests are Gillian Jones and Natalie Ellis.


    Gillian Jones is Managing Director and founder of Emerge Development Consultancy. For over 25 years Gillian has worked on organisational strategy development and change initiatives with companies worldwide.


    Gillian partners with many organisations to implement culture change and has designed and delivered programmes of varying sizes to national organisations and independent companies.


    Gillian is also an author, having co-authored 50 Top Tools for Coaching which was published by Kogan Page in Autumn 2009 and is now on its 5th edition. Gillian is an expert in organisational culture change and her second book ‘How to Create a Coaching Culture Strategy’ is in its 2nd Edition.


    In the last 5 years she has been specialising in championing Women’s development, specialising in supporting women to achieve their goals, develop their confidence and reach more Senior Positions.  In 2015 she developed the acclaimed Empowering Women’s programme RISE which is delivered in the UK and the Middle East.


    Gillian is a regular speaker at many conferences specialising on the subject of Diversity and Inclusion and Women’s Development. She has a passion for equality and is working with many companies on Conscious Inclusion workshops with a particular focus on Black Lives Matter.


     


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gillian-jones-williams-emerge/


    Email: gillian.jones@emergeuk.com


     


    Natalie Ellis is Managing Director and founder of Rebox HR - a Virtual HR consultancy for UK based SME’s to resolve their employment queries. Natalie launched Rebox HR in February 2020. Natalie has significant commercial experience and worked for a number of high-profile companies including Woolworths Group, ASOS.com, Associated British Foods and Forterra PLC. With over 15 years experience in HR, Natalie is fully CIPD qualified to a Level 7 and holds Chartered Fellow CIPD status. 


    Rebox HR has been nominated for several awards since it launched including a Woman Who award for Best New Start Up, The Small Awards for the New Kid on the Block and was awarded Best Virtual HR Consultancy 2020 by SME News.


    Natalie published the book ‘Launch Your HR Career’ in January 2021.


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalieellishr
    Email: hello@reboxhr.co.uk


    Episode Links:


    Positive psychology in a pandemic - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/17439760.2021.1871945


    Locked Down But Not Out: A Covid Diary - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08Y79HKYX


    Launch Your HR Career - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08S459PYM


    Five Minute Journal App - https://www.intelligentchange.com/products/five-minute-journal-app


    It took a pandemic to teach us these 5 simple truths - https://centr.com/blog/show/10656/it-took-a-pandemic-to-teach-us-these-5-simple-truths


    What is Mindfulness? - https://www.mindful.org/what-is-mindfulness/


    Here’s why women overthink everything - https://nypost.com/2017/08/08/heres-why-women-overthink-everything/


    Men and Women Process Emotions Differently - https://www.unibas.ch/en/News-Events/News/Uni-Research/Men-and-Women-Process-Emotions-Differently.html


    The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30045683-the-little-book-of-hygge


    Happiness Research Institute - https://www.happinessresearchinstitute.com/


    Cyclothymia - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cyclothymia


    Catch it, check it, change it - http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/headroom/cbt/catch_it.pdf


    The Power of Kindness at Work - https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/employee-relations/pages/the-power-of-kindness-at-work.aspx


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    You can contact Women Talking About Learning through our website, womentalkingaboutlearning.com


    We’re on Twitter @WTAL_Podcast


    You can buy us a coffee to support Women Talking About Learning via Ko-Fi.


    Or you can email us via hello@llarn.com

    • 37 min
    The Innovation One

    The Innovation One

    This week’s guests are Caroline Bennett-Jarvis and Egle Vinauskaite.


    Caroline Bennett-Jarvis has over 20 years experience  as a human resource development practitioner; she is a committed humanitarian and an avid lifelong learner, currently managing and producing digital educational content for the US market. Originally from England, Caroline initially was formally educated in contemporary art, design, and craft, where she has been able to transcend her critical innovative thinking abilities into the corporate world in Barbados, her home for the past 22 years.  Her career path in L&D has been more vocational and experiential despite recently achieving MSc in Leadership and Human Resource Management accompanied with a dual CMI certification in Strategic Leadership and Management and currently pursuing CIPD qualification in Human Resource Development. Subsequently and as a result, her studies have been a valuable addition to a continuously exciting, growth oriented, professional and personal life fulfilling journey.


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caroline-bennett-jarvis/


    Egle Vinauskaite is a learning consultant who helps household brands and innovative edtech startups create evidence-based, impactful digital learning solutions. She has worked with such brands as Facebook, HSBC, Santander, ACCA, as well as some of the most exciting startups and creative agencies around.


    Egle is also the director of Skillbright Labs, a boutique edtech product development consultancy, and the Rising Star Award winner at the Learning & Performance Institute's Learning Awards 2020. With a degree in Human Development from Harvard University, Egle specialises in applying adult development, behavioural economics and educational neuroscience principles to learning design.


    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/vinauskaite


    Episode Links:


    What is innovation - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innovation


    What is ideation - https://careerfoundry.com/en/blog/ux-design/what-is-ideation-in-design-thinking


    There's no losing, only learning - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqi8MN9GGCs


    Flearning - https://medium.com/self-ish/flearning-the-art-of-learning-from-failure-91e6e9cf821f


    What is Corporate Innovation? - https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/resources/what-corporate-innovation


    How Human Connection Contributes To Innovation - https://www.inc.com/rhett-power/how-human-connection-contributes-to-innovation.html


    Focused vs Diffused Thinking = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTr12dK2Se0


    Focused and Diffuse: Two Modes of Thinking - https://fs.blog/2019/10/focused-diffuse-thinking/


    Advocates Against Domestic Abuse - https://www.facebook.com/Advocates-Against-Domestic-Abuse-2433320490025979/


    A Technique for Producing Ideas by James Webb Young - https://jamesclear.com/book-summaries/a-technique-for-producing-ideas


    Grassroots Innovation - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260021436_Grassroots_Innovation_from_the_Bottom_of_the_Pyramid


    How to Build a Culture of Deep Creativity - https://www.skipprichard.com/how-to-build-a-culture-of-deep-creativity/


    The Rise of Fake Innovation - https://crisbeswick.com/the-rise-of-fake-innovation/


    Fail Fast … the Story of Innovation, Persistence and WD-40 - https://mikeschoultz.medium.com/fail-fast-the-story-of-innovation-persistence-and-wd-40-7077fc6f272b


    Does Diversity Actually Increase Creativity? - https://hbr.org/2017/06/does-diversity-actually-increase-creativity


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    You can contact Women Talking About Learning through our website, womentalkingaboutlearning.com


    We’re on Twitter @WTAL_Podcast


    You can buy us a coffee to support Women Talking About Learning via Ko-Fi.


    Or you can email us via hello@llarn.com

    • 40 min

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Common sense!

Great to hear common sense and it’s not just for women. Men may even learn something from these 😊

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