At Inspiring Change we help our clients to implement sustainable change and drive business performance by putting their people first. We do that by focusing on strategic internal communications, employee engagement and leadership.
And that's why we set up this podcast. Hosted by Scott McInnes, we talk to our guests about the impact of what we do in the real-world, to hear their great stories and examples of best-practice and, most importantly, to share some really practical advice and insights.
For more, see www.inspiringchange.ie
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Episode 50 - Gillian French, Chief People Officer, Cubic Telecom
Gillian French is CPO at Cubic Telecom, an indigenous Irish tech firm with 200 employees where she's responsible for people strategy – ensuring that the business has the right people in the right jobs doing the right things in order to deliver Cubic’s business strategy. Prior to joining Cubic, Gillian was CPO at Car Trawler where she grew the business from 25 to 600 people.
* Are leaders born or made?
* Leadership IS a job!
* Dealing with poor leadership behaviour
* The power of comms during C
Episode 49 - Zoë Routh, Leadership Expert and Author
Zoë Routh is a Canadian-Australian leadership expert who has spent the last thirty years showing teams how to navigate the wilderness of people stuff. She shows leaders and teams, struggling with office politics and silos, how to work better together.
Zoë is the author of four books and the producer of the 'Zoë Routh Leadership Podcast', dedicated to exploring perspective in people stuff.
3.00 – Zoë’s background – 6.20 – The challenges of getting to the people stuff - 9.00 – It’s hard to find the work/leadership balance – 13.00 – Trust is a huge issue right now - 21.40 – The paradox of power –30.30 – Asking for feedback is key for growth - 35.00 – Elders, Mary Robinson and the practice of perspective - 41.10 – When good Elders go bad – Adam Neumann – 32.00 – Three things to avoid hubris – humility, curiosity and care – 46.30 – ‘People Stuff – beyond personality problems’
You can find Zoë’s podcast here and details of her 2020 book, ‘People Stuff’ here.
Find ‘The paradox of power’ on Amazon here
Episode 48 - Jamie Heaslip, Hi-Performance Coach, Entrepreneur and Former Pro Rugby Player
Over the past 15 years, Jamie Heaslip has been synonymous with Ireland's international rugby success - a chapter in his life that ended due to injury in 2018. No stranger to hard work, he's since built a successful career as entrepreneur, investor and high-performance executive coach.
* High performance leadership is highly individual
* Purpose and success
* Jamie’s leadership traits
* Healthy conflict is positive
* Compassionate leadership
* The challenges (and benefits!) of remote working
Episode 47 - Matt Stephens, Author and Founder, Inpulse
"Having some metrics that enable a conversation is key"
Though his career, Matt has focused on internal communications, employee engagement and leadership coaching.
He's run two businesses, the most recent of which, Inpulse, helps their clients to measure engagement levels a bit differently by asking people ‘How are you feeling and why?’
* Is employee engagement having a renaissance?
* An increased focus on wellbeing
* Putting purpose into practice
* Why do businesses struggle with emoti
Episode 46 - Lindsay Uittenbogaard, Founder, MirrorMirror
"If you start with alignment, a lot of other things will follow on from that"
With a background marketing and PR, it was working for a large Dutch oil and gas company that highlighted the internal communication and alignment issues that large companies face.
Lindsay created MirrorMIrror to create clarity, confidence and community among people.
* Defining mis-alignment
* Culture and alignment – which drives which?
* The role of leaders in aligning teams
* Alignment in a changing landscape
Episode 45 - James Bidwell, Co-founder, Re_Set & Chairman, Springwise
"Internal communications is a much underutilised tool and it’s so critically important."
James is a marketeer and CEO who has worked in a number of large multinationals including Selfridges, where he oversaw that businesses incredible turnaround.
More recently he co-founded Re_Set – a strategy consultancy focused on innovation, disruption and sustainability. He's also the chairman of Springwise.
* B Corporations
* Brands will fail if they don’t have purpose
* The critical role of internal
Customer ReviewsSee All
Loved episode 42 where it is called out that Leaders have to adapt to change by adapting their leadership style. It is amazing what can be done and how ways of thinking and working can change, and so quickly. This crisis has shown that we all need to be more human. Thanks.
Highly recommend. It is my Must Listen each week.
Great Commuting Learning
I’ve really been enjoying the Face Forward Podcast series so far. Great to listen and learn on the go from such a broad range of people. Especially like Ep11, Ep15, Ep17 and Ep21 so far. A great way to shake up one’s thinking and hit the office energised!