Where work and comedy collide. Join learning and development consultant and improviser Julie Flower and a special guest as they explore the bigger concepts in modern working life in a refreshing and humorous way. There is also live improvised comedy from duo Twinprov, inspired by the guest's suggestion. This podcast also plays as a lie radio show on Channel Radio 2. To hear more about Julie's work as a consultant, trainer and coach, head to The Specialist Generalist at www.specialistgeneralist.co.uk or follow @specgeneralist.
Episode 9 - Leading by Coaching - leadership development with Nick Marson
Leadership coach and author Nick Marson joins Julie Flower to talk about his new book 'Leading by Coaching' and the importance of coaching behaviours in leadership to improve employee wellbeing, retention and productivity. Nick has worked globally with senior executives in FTSE500 companies. He tells Julie about why 'choosing to care about the people you're responsible for' is crucial and why this matters more than ever to attract and retain the next generation of workers and enable them to thrive.
Episode 8: 'Yes, and', spontaneity and active listening with Jason Delplanque
Join host Julie Flower and special guest, trainer and improviser Jason Delplanque, as they discuss spontaneity, active listening and the power of 'yes, and' in the workplace...and in life. There's also live workplace-inspired improv, discussion of live themes in corporate training and coverage of exciting developments in the world of community-based improv in Kent!
Find out more about Jason's work at www.jasondelplanque.com and more about Julie's work to develop more versatile leaders, teams and organisations at www.specialistgeneralist.co.uk.
Funny Ideas - Episode 7 - Confident Communication with Suzi Fish
Host Julie Flower is joined by independent brand ambassador and mentor Suzi Fish to talk about building confidence and communicating effectively. We hear about Suzi's work with multi-award winning ethical skincare brand Tropic and how her experience with Toastmasters International has developed her confidence and enabled her to help others. We also look at a Harvard Business Review article on '8 barriers to confidence' and Julie creates an improvised management model live on air!
Episode 6 - Truth in Marketing with Philip Holden
Marketing communications academic, writer, consultant and trainer Philip Holden joins host Julie Flower to talk about the importance of truth and honesty in marketing and how all businesses, organisations or enterprises can build better client relationships. He also discusses his role as director of two upcoming Edinburgh plays with The Orange Works and as owner of Mr Books, a bookshop at the heart of the community in Tonbridge, Kent. Follow Philip at @pwotg and to learn more about the plays visit www.theorangeworks.org.uk.
Episode 5 - Moving Art with Dr Julian Ng
Host Julie Flower is joined by educator and management consultant Dr Julian Ng, who is behind the annual Canterbury Arts Conference, which takes place from 10-12 July. This year, the conference's theme is 'Moving Art'. Julian and Julie explore the many interpretations of the theme and think about what this can mean for how we think, live and work, with some humour thrown in. There's also an improvised management model in the shape of the 'Landscape of Leadership'! @CartsConf @julian_ng @JulieFlower4
Funny Ideas - Episode 4 - Taking risks and making your own success with Ian Tucker-Bell
Don't wait for someone else to do it for you; make your own success. Playwright Ian Tucker-Bell tells host Julie Flower about his journey to success at the Edinburgh Fringe with a new play, and how learning from the experience means he's going to do it all again with another new play this year! What does this mean for the risks we take in our work or personal lives? Where does the responsibility for own success lie? Also, live improvised comedy from duo Twinprov (Sarah Davies and Julie Flower) and 'The Rocket of Risk' improvised management model.
Find out more about Ian's plays at www.theorangeworks.org.uk