There is a wonderful Irish phrase we use quite a lot in Kentech to describe people…Touched. It’s a nice way of saying someone is slightly mad.
We say people have to be touched to work in this industry.
I guess to work long rotations away from home in some of the most remote and challenging environments on earth, you’ve got to be missing some of your faculties, right?
But we also think being touched is what gives you the power to be innovative – to think anything is possible.
Technological advances, new geographical frontiers and figuring out ways to create a sustainable future in energy generation, this industry has innovation in spades.
Spark Generation is Kentech’s podcast where we will hear personal, generational stories from people in the Energy industry.
We’ll be listening in to conversations between friends talking about their experiences and what changes they have witnessed over the years.
Some of the greatest brains in the industry will tell us what they think sparks the evolution of change.
The Will to Change: The Diversity Episode
In this episode of Spark Generation, we are diving into the topic of Diversity and Inclusion. Kentech’s Jo Hennigan leads the discussion with two industry experts from Atkins, Karen Blanc, UK Operations Director, and Ceri-Anne Cummings, Market Director for Offshore Wind.
Listen in as they unpick why it can be so difficult to talk about sensitive topics around discrimination but why talking about it, no matter how uncomfortable it can be, is exactly what we need to do. Our voices can achieve things that can’t be achieved if we all stay silent.
You might even get some hints and tips to introduce a new way of thinking into your lives and be the catalyst for change.
A new kind of energy
A new kind of energy with John Kent
As we take our business into a new phase, the world is demanding a new kind of energy and a transition away from fossil fuels. We couldn’t think of a better person to unpack this topic with than our newly appointed Chief Energy Transition Officer, John Kent.
Did you know that fossil fuels still supply 84% of world energy? Environmental impact is an increasingly important issue and sustainability is certainly more than just a buzzword.
In this episode of Spark Generation, in conversation with Joanne Hennigan, Head of Kentech’s Marketing and Communications function, John tells us where we stand in the energy transition and what the next key steps will be.
Welcome to Episode 7 of Spark Generation.
Resilience with Chris Fussell
Chris Fussell is President of McChrystal Group, Best-Selling Author, Leadership Expert and Former Navy Seal Commander. His leadership work centres around helping organisations break down silos and promote cross-team collaboration. In this episode of Spark Generation he talks David Touhey through what he thinks it takes to create a fully networked organisation and why we should all do it
Creativity is contagious
John Goulding has a front row seat to how organisations shape cultures where people find purpose and meaning in their work.
As CEO and CoFounder of Workvivo; one of the world’s fastest growing providers of internal communications technology, he’s building tools to support those businesses build emotional connection in their culture.
He joins the conversation today, with Mandy Kennedy, sharing the positives he has found in 2020 and how it’s that emotional connection that can transform our day job into an experience that sparks a sense of belonging.
An advocate for more creativity in the modern workplace, he might just have pinpointed the thinking we all need to be successful as we continue to adapt in 2021.
Welcome to Episode 5 of Spark Generation
Difficult Roads and their Beautiful Destinations
Mike Scotland was born for a career in HSE. The brainchild behind an every growing energy industry mental health support group as well as tackling environmental issues one black bin bag at a time, Mike's one mission in life is to make a difference. His energetic enthusiasm is inspirational and in this episode of Spark Generation, he takes Jo Hennigan, Head of Marketing at Kentech, through his journey so far. Mike is 29 years old. His journey is just beginning but he is wise beyond his years. This is a must listen for anybody needing an energy boost for the brain and an injection of positivity at the end of a very dark year.
Values Driven Leadership with David Touhey
We are not the sum total of where we're from, it's our journey through life and how we navigate our experiences and interactions with others that shapes us. In this episode of Spark Generation, Dave Touhey takes Les Cox through his journey. Dave is a man who takes life's knocks as lessons for the future and through his own personal journey has learned to focus in on what's truly important.
Executive HR Leader
It is rare to find a CEO willing to talk about the softer side of engagement. John has clearly earned his way to the top by appreciating his employees and demonstrating true Servant Leadership! I am inspired.