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My name is Dom Burch, I am a business coach and mentor. On this podcast I speak to fellow coaches about their field of expertise, and inspirational leaders about what makes them tick, how they motivate themselves and others, and what it means to be authentic.

Coach Class Dom Burch

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My name is Dom Burch, I am a business coach and mentor. On this podcast I speak to fellow coaches about their field of expertise, and inspirational leaders about what makes them tick, how they motivate themselves and others, and what it means to be authentic.

    From beer and dairy to chips and chocolate - Simon Eyles, Betty's MD shares his incredible journey

    From beer and dairy to chips and chocolate - Simon Eyles, Betty's MD shares his incredible journey

    In this episode of Coach Class, I catch up with Simon Eyles, Managing Director of Betty's. We discuss Simon’s professional journey, leadership insights, and his transition from various food industries to his current role.Simon reflects on the overwhelming scale and energy when he joined Asda compared to his previous roles, emphasising how each position, from beer and dairy to chips and chocolate, followed his passion for food. He credits many mentors for shaping his leadership style, hig...

    • 25 min
    Authentic leadership and finding your purpose with Chris McDonough CEO Corkcicle

    Authentic leadership and finding your purpose with Chris McDonough CEO Corkcicle

    Boasting over two decades of executive leadership across various sectors, Chris is now at the helm of Corkcicle, a brand known for its innovative and eco-friendly lifestyle products. Under his stewardship, Corkcicle has seen a remarkable 50% growth over the last three years, while maintaining a sharp focus on sustainability. Previously, as a senior leader at LLBean, Chris spearheaded a team of over 2,000, driving significant advancements across e-commerce and retail channels, both domes...

    • 31 min
    Marking World Down Syndrome Day by Assuming I can - with Joy Cosgrove

    Marking World Down Syndrome Day by Assuming I can - with Joy Cosgrove

    Joy Cosgrove is a UK and Ireland based Retail Learning Consultant & Personal Coach. She has years of hands on experience in the training room and on the shop floor, and I had the pleasure of training with her at Barefoot. She is also the proud mum of three lovely kids, one of whom is a talented and powerful young woman. Who, as it happens has Down Syndrome. I was struck by a post Joy shared on LinkedIn the other day - a powerful film of a young woman with Downs ordering a margarita ...

    • 29 min
    How do you get an iguana to fly? Rosie and Claire have found a way

    How do you get an iguana to fly? Rosie and Claire have found a way

    Rosie and Claire first met over a lunch where they shared their stories about belonging, culture, leadership and coaching. Their ambitions were to create cultures where people felt they didn’t have to be something they weren’t, they were confident to speak up and contribute and leaders brought out the best in their people. Toegther they founded Flying Iguana. In this podcast we cover various topics related to leadership, team dynamics, coaching, and personal growth. Both Rosie and Claire have...

    • 30 min
    Catching up with my university tutor, baby-faced, multi-talented, Prof Ralph Tench

    Catching up with my university tutor, baby-faced, multi-talented, Prof Ralph Tench

    Professor Ralph Tench is the Director of Research for Leeds Business School and the elected President and Head of the Board of Directors for the European Public Relations Research and Education Association (EUPRERA). He was one of my tutors at Leeds Met back in 1994, having left the field of journalism and advertising and ventured into academia. The girls loved him, the lads loved him, everyone loved Ralph. In this podcast we reflect on the last 30 years (nearly), and how he helped ...

    • 40 min
    A family affair, part 2 - the mother - an HIV/AIDS pioneer, campaigner and role model

    A family affair, part 2 - the mother - an HIV/AIDS pioneer, campaigner and role model

    In a follow up to the podcast I recorded with my dad last October, in this episode I am pleased to introduce you to 'the mother, 'Josie Burch, my mum, whose life story is a testament to resilience, compassion, and the indomitable spirit of believing in yourself. Our conversation is rich with personal anecdotes and pearls of wisdom, as we delve into the experiences from her upbringing in Dunmurry Northern Ireland, to her impactful work in social causes, offering invaluable insights into t...

    • 57 min

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