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Be inspired by people who may be unalike you. Host Sue Stockdale interviews a range of interesting people from around the world, enabling you to think bigger, transcend day to day challenges and see new possibilities.

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Be inspired by people who may be unalike you. Host Sue Stockdale interviews a range of interesting people from around the world, enabling you to think bigger, transcend day to day challenges and see new possibilities.

    Preview of Series 12

    Preview of Series 12

    Sue Stockdale previews the guest-hosted episodes that will be featured in Series 12. They are:
    Dr. James Kisia talks to guest host Racheal Wanjiku Kigame from episode 12 about using mentorship to cultivate leadership in AfricaPierre Heistein talks to guest host Brendan Davis from episode 58 about recording the story of the Atuel RiverCori Myka talks to guest host Rob Lawrence from episode 42 about helping non-swimmers overcome fear of deep waterAndrew Freear talks to guest host Josh Wasserman from episode 44 about how Rural Studio creates sustainable impactThis series is kindly supported by Squadcast –the remote recording platform which empowers podcasters by capturing high-quality audio and video conversations.

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    Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him)
    Producer: Sue Stockdale (she/her)

    • 8 min
    Bonus episode. John-David Bartoe: An astronaut going into space

    Bonus episode. John-David Bartoe: An astronaut going into space

    During this month we are republishing some of our most popular episodes.

    Dr. John-David F. Bartoe is a retired astronaut and former Research Manager of the International Space Station. He has travelled over 2.8 million miles and logged over 190 hours in space.

    In this episode Dr Bartoe talks to Sue Stockdale about his experience as an astronaut, what it’s like to travel into space on the Space Shuttle to get into orbit, and some of the research developments that are happening on the International Space Station.

    It was first broadcast on 11th March 2020 as episode 9.

    This series is kindly supported by Squadcast –the remote recording platform which empowers podcasters by capturing high-quality audio and video conversations. https://squadcast.fm

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    Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him)
    Producer: Sue Stockdale (she/her)

    • 24 min
    Bonus episode. Jennifer Wilde & Dan McClure: Systems Innovation

    Bonus episode. Jennifer Wilde & Dan McClure: Systems Innovation

    During December we are republishing a few of our most popular episodes. This week it's Jennifer Wilde & Dan McClure talking about Systems innovation. It was first broadcast on 26th Jan 2022 as episode 59.

    Jen and Dan explain how to reimagine systems when addressing big challenges, such as organisational change or the aftermath of a humanitarian disaster. They explain how to avoid overwhelm, why pictures or drawings can help bring clarity, and the four keys that can help people understand system innovation.

    Jennifer (Jen) Wilde draws on over 15 years of hands-on experience as a senior manager in humanitarian response. She has developed strategies for fostering innovation during emergency response, in challenging, volatile contexts. Jen is Managing Director at Innovation Ecosystem, an organisation that offers practical tools and support to deliver a step change in innovation effectiveness. She met her business partner, Dan McClure, when she was invited by the UN to speak at University of California (UC) Berkeley about the innovation lab that she set up in the middle of the earthquake response in Nepal.

    Dan McClure is a specialist in disruption. Throughout his 40-year career, he has been a choreographer of ambitious messy change, reimagining complex systems in business, government, international aid, and society. His work spans multiple sectors and engages leaders in both sprawling global firms and fast-moving start-ups. Dan is a thought leader that has helped pioneer practical approaches to system innovation, drawing on insights from a wide variety of past roles such as the global innovation lead at the international consultancy ThoughtWorks, and the Chair of the Advisory Board for the UK based Humanitarian Innovation Fund.

    Find out more about Jennifer Wilde and Dan McClure at Innovation Ecosystem:

    Website: https://www.innovationecosystem.com/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/innovation-ecosystem
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Innovation-Ecosystem-110228147543789/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/inno_ecosystem

    This series is kindly supported by Squadcast –the remote recording platform which empowers podcasters by capturing high-quality audio and video conversations. https://squadcast.fm

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    Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him)
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    • 32 min
    Bonus episode. Palwasha Siddiqi: A refugee's road to success

    Bonus episode. Palwasha Siddiqi: A refugee's road to success

    During December we are republishing a few of our most popular episodes. This week Sue Stockdale talks to Palwasha Siddiqi, whose early childhood experiences as a refugee shaped her interest in helping others to maximise their potential.

    Palwasha was born and raised between Afghanistan and Pakistan. When she was seven her family fled the civil war in Afghanistan and became refugees in Pakistan where they lived for over a decade. They moved back to Afghanistan after the American invasion in 2003 and it was then that she was introduced to a non-profit organization that helped her secure a full-time scholarship to attend university in the United States.

    The force behind making this move to the US was her passion for education and desire to live a life guided by her own values and wishes. After obtaining her bachelor's and MBA degrees Palwasha went on to join American Express in New York. Seven years later she transferred to London where she now works.

    This episode was first broadcast on 16th June 2021 as episode 48.

    Connect with Palwasha Siddiqi on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/palwashasiddiqi

    This series is kindly supported by Squadcast –the remote recording platform which empowers podcasters by capturing high-quality audio and video conversations. https://squadcast.fm

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    Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him)
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    • 27 min
    89. Alex van den Heever: The mindset of a wildlife tracker

    89. Alex van den Heever: The mindset of a wildlife tracker

    Sue Stockdale talks to Alex van den Heever, a wildlife tracker and author who worked for many years at the famous Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. He served in numerous roles, as a safari guide, tracker and ultimately had full responsibility for the reserve’s environment.

    Alex describes the ancient skill of tracking and how it relates to modern day decision-making. He shares the five interrelated activities involved in the tracking process: finding the right track, following, anticipation, losing the track and the encounter.

    Alex was born in Knysna, South Africa in 1975. At age 19, he began working at the world-famous Londolozi Game Reserve. During this time, Alex was paired with Renias Mhlongo, a local Shangaan tracker who grew up as a hunter-gatherer in the greater Kruger National Park.

    For 27 years the two have worked together tracking wild animals in Peru, Chile, Brazil, North America, Australia, China, and all over Africa. In 2003, Alex became the youngest person ever to be certified as a Senior Wildlife Tracker in South Africa. He is a director and shareholder of EcoTraining, South Africa’s leading guide and environmental training company.

    In 2009, Alex and Mrs Gaynor Rupert founded the Tracker Academy, an award-winning non-profit NGO that trains indigenous wildlife trackers. Alex also co-founded Wild Signs, a company that developed the Tracking Success virtual adventure which uses the ancient practice of animal tracking to solve modern-day business problems.

    He holds a NQF4 Lead Tracker and Professional Trails Guide qualifications, and a Diploma in Marketing and Business Management from Damelin Business School. Alex has published two books: the bestselling Tracker Manual field guide and Changing a Leopard’s Spots, a book about his working relationship and tracking adventures with Renias Mhlongo. In public engagements Alex speak alongside his friend and colleague of 27 years, Renias Mhlongo, in his language Shangaan, which he translates for the audience.

    Key Quotes:

    'There are very few animal trackers left in the world. Southern Africa is one of the last places that people still track wild animals'.'As long as I remember, I've just wanted to be close to nature'.'I'd done a year of a marketing degree and I was supposed to go back. I was gonna take a year off - that was 27 years ago. I never went back'. 'Renius was old enough to get me outta trouble, but young enough to get me into it'. 'Tracking is for the most part seen by the west as a very mystical, magical skill'.'The top, most elite trackers in the world have the ability to balance detail analytical thought with creative holistic thinking'. 'Nature operates on relationships. The relationship between the rocks, the soil, the trees, the plants, the birds, the animals, everything is in. They are so intricately linked, and there are relationships there that are ancient and that are fundamental to the success of the system as a whole'.'If man makes changes to the environment, nature doesn't complain. It simply adapts'.'Nature is just wordless. Because the animals that these trackers pursue are wild and cannot be controlled. And because the environment in which they operate is vast, there are no signposts. There are no algorithms. There are no consultants to talk to. They have to become aligned with the signs that nature is giving them in order to make good decisions'.'To track, well, you must put the animal in your heart'. 'Trackers give themselves time. They go slower rather than faster'. '94% of those 220 trained in the Tracker Academy are now in permanent conservation jobs. All of whom were unemployed, many without hope'.
    Find out more about Alex van den Heever:
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    • 39 min
    88. Nic Parmaksizian: How to create an environment that encourages innovation

    88. Nic Parmaksizian: How to create an environment that encourages innovation

    Global CEO of Designit, Nic Parmaksizian talks to Sue Stockdale about why he is passionate about creativity and innovation.  Nic outlines how leaders can create environments that encourage innovation, and why ambidexterity is needed to be able to focus on both profitability today and tomorrow.

    An accomplished global business executive, Nic is known for his strategic, visionary thinking. His contagious entrepreneurial approach and humanity-centred work methodology have contributed to an impressive track record of industry-leading transformational change in the areas of technology innovation and human behaviour.

    In 2022, Nic joined Designit as CEO and was previously Head of Digital practice at the global technology and management consultancy Capco, a Wipro company. During the eight years that he headed the digital department, Nic built a renowned digital innovation team that challenged the norms to deliver highly successful digital transformation strategies for financial services around the world.

    Key Quotes:

    'I have a very associated mind. So I connect things and I try to find patterns'.

    'I still try to make sure that I can still tap into that little voice, that intuition to help guide me when I come to make decisions'.

    'There needs to be a clear mandate from the top of a business that this is a priority and that leadership will create an environment where people, have the time, the opportunity and the safety net that they need to be able to innovate'.

    'Innovation is not just about coming up with ideas. It's also about following up on those ideas and making sure that's they land and there is execution behind them'.

    'Do your day job, but also think about tomorrow'.

    'As a leader, what I try to do is lead from the front, lead by example, and role model the behaviours that I would want to see from everybody else'.

    'You need ambidexterity between profitability today while thinking about your profit for tomorrow. And I find that sometimes one can compromise the other'.

    'I find it very important from a wellbeing point of view to give people access to learning'.

    Connect with Nic Parmaksizian:
     
    Designit - https://www.designit.com
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicparmak/
     
    This series is kindly supported by Squadcast –the remote recording platform which empowers podcasters by capturing high-quality audio and video conversations. https://squadcast.fm
     
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    Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him)
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    • 25 min

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Voice with Susan M ,

Easiest Conversation Ever

What a joy chatting with Sue about voice - what we hear in it and how we can access our BEST voice. My answers to her insightful questions kind of surprised me!

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Great Leadership Conversation

Life and work are interrelated. Sue Stockdale and I had a great conversation about both on her Access to Inspiration podcast. We each shared our personal stories about vulnerability in leadership. And, I spoke about my research-designed 7 Pillars of Leadership and how they can be used to increase your leadership IQ and impact in the world. If you’re looking for access to inspiration, this is the place to be. I highly recommend listening to each episode of her show.

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I’m inspired!

Fabulous podcast when you need a little something to inspire you - Sue is a great host, and guests’ stories are so interesting. There’s always something new to learn.

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