9 episodes

A podcast bringing you thought-provoking conversations with leaders. Join host Adam Saunders as we invite guests of all types to share their stories of success and failure. Sometimes serious, sometimes light-hearted but always the perfect way to start your day, just don’t forget to grab your coffee first.

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A podcast bringing you thought-provoking conversations with leaders. Join host Adam Saunders as we invite guests of all types to share their stories of success and failure. Sometimes serious, sometimes light-hearted but always the perfect way to start your day, just don’t forget to grab your coffee first.

    Kevin Kimber - Getting Uncomfortable

    Kevin Kimber - Getting Uncomfortable

    In this episode, we talk to Kevin Kimber - Managing Director and Head of Global AR at BlackLine, the global accounting and finance Fintech business.

    We talk about leadership, and the value of clear communication and a shared goal. We'll discuss the importance of putting yourself outside your comfort-zone and explore how making yourself 'uncomfortable' can lead to unique learning experiences.

    Go to the BlackLine website: https://www.blackline.com/

    Go to the Apps for Good website: https://www.appsforgood.org/

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    Go to the Amrop UK’s website: https://www.amrop.co.uk/





    Email Coffee First: coffeefirst@amrop.co.uk




    Music featured: "Wonderflux - Visions" by Argofox, used under CC BY

    Hosted by Adam Saunders
    Edited by Fabiana Ottini

    • 46 min
    Colin Wood MBE - The Team Hack

    Colin Wood MBE - The Team Hack

    In this episode we talk to Colin Wood MBE, the newly appointed CEO of UK & Ireland for Aecom – a leading infrastructure consulting firm listed on the NYSE.

     

    Today we focus on the importance of teamwork and whether the current environment challenges or empowers it and how, as leaders, we might take the best from this situation to drive optimal productivity and results.

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    Follow Amrop UK on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/amrop-uk/




    Go to the Amrop UK’s website: https://www.amrop.co.uk/





    Email Coffee First: coffeefirst@amrop.co.uk




    Music featured: "Wonderflux - Visions" by Argofox, used under CC BY

    Hosted by Adam Saunders
    Edited by Fabiana Ottini

    • 43 min
    Dr Hazel Harrison - Return To Work

    Dr Hazel Harrison - Return To Work

    Worried about going back to the office or looking forward to getting back together as a team?




    Concerned about how it’s all going to work or glad you’re not going to have to work from home anymore? 

     

    The return-to-work carries with it a lot of big questions and today we are going to try and answer a few of them in this bonus episode of our podcast. Host, Adam Saunders, talks again to Dr Hazel Harrison about how we can best prepare for the most positive and productive return to the office; we’ll dive into the many and varied perspectives that exist on the matter and what factors may be at play but out of sight.
    Finally, we’ll round up with some key takeaways to help you ensure the best well-being and mental health practices for you and your colleagues in the coming weeks.

    Follow Dr Hazel Harrison on Twitter: @ThinkAvellana

    Go to Dr Hazel Harrison’s firm, Think Avellana’s website: http://www.thinkavellana.com/





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    Follow Amrop UK on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/amrop-uk/




    Go to the Amrop UK’s website: https://www.amrop.co.uk/





    Email Coffee First: coffeefirst@amrop.co.uk




    Music featured: "Wonderflux - Visions" by Argofox, used under CC BY

    Hosted by Adam Saunders
    Research by Charlotte Price
    Edited by Fabiana Ottini

    • 46 min
    Jerry del Missier - Crisis Management

    Jerry del Missier - Crisis Management

    In this episode we talk to Jerry del Missier, CEO and founder of Copper Street Capital the public and private fund investing in the financial services sector.




    Today we ask Jerry whether he believes leaders have to weather financial crises in order to truly lead and grow. Specifically we will pose the question that if the toughest market conditions create the greatest opportunities how do leaders take a traumatic experience and grow themselves and their businesses from it? 




    Go to the Copper St Capital website: https://copperstreetcapital.com/




    Follow Copper St Capital on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/copper-street-capital/




    Follow Coffee First on Twitter: @coffeefirst13




    Follow Amrop UK on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/amrop-uk/




    Go to the Amrop UK website: https://www.amrop.co.uk/





    Email Coffee First: coffeefirst@amrop.co.uk




    Music featured: "Wonderflux - Visions" by Argofox, used under CC BY

    Hosted by Adam Saunders
    Research by Charlotte Price
    Edited by Fabiana Ottini

    • 44 min
    Dan Williams & Gus Vaz Tostes - Fit to Function

    Dan Williams & Gus Vaz Tostes - Fit to Function

    In this episode we talk to Dan Williams and Gus Vaz Tostes – CEO & Founder and Head Coach respectively of WIT – the online retailer and fitness brand.




    Today we ask Dan and Gus about their journey through leadership and specifically how COVID forced them to react and adapt to the impact on their industry. We ask them how they see the global retail market evolving and whether training in the gym will ever be the same again – and if it needs to be?




    Follow WIT Fitness on Instagram: @wit.fitness





    Follow WIT House LDN on Instagram: @wit.house.ldn




    Go to the WIT Fitness website: https://www.wit-fitness.com/





    Follow Coffee First on Twitter: @coffeefirst13




    Follow Amrop UK on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/amrop-uk/




    Go to the Amrop UK website: https://www.amrop.co.uk/





    Email Coffee First: coffeefirst@amrop.co.uk




    Music featured: "Wonderflux - Visions" by Argofox, used under CC BY

    Hosted by Adam Saunders
    Research by Charlotte Price
    Edited by Fabiana Ottini

    • 53 min
    Mark Beeston - The Luminaries

    Mark Beeston - The Luminaries

    In this episode we talk to Mark Beeston, founder and managing partner of Illuminate Financial Management.




    Today we ask Mark about his career journey and how leadership has played such a key part in it. We look at his venture fund ‘Illuminate’ and ask how he creates cultures in the cutting edge of Fin Tech – an exciting and fast growing segment of financial services.




    Go to the Illuminate Financial website: https://illuminatefinancial.com/





    Follow Coffee First on Twitter: coffeefirst13





    Follow Amrop UK on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/amrop-uk/





    Go to the Amrop UK website: https://www.amrop.co.uk/





    Email Coffee First: coffeefirst@amrop.co.uk





    Music featured: "Wonderflux - Visions" by Argofox, used under CC BY





    Hosted by Adam Saunders

    Research by Charlotte Price

    Edited by Fabiana Ottini

    • 50 min

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