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!