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Hear incredible stories from some of the world’s most inspiring leaders, as they discuss their diverse backgrounds, their journeys to the top and the sustainable impact they’ve made on their industries.

What can you learn from these pioneers as you look at creating a more diverse and inclusive organisation for the team around you?

Find out in the latest episode of the series with your host Andrew Wallace.

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Hear incredible stories from some of the world’s most inspiring leaders, as they discuss their diverse backgrounds, their journeys to the top and the sustainable impact they’ve made on their industries.

What can you learn from these pioneers as you look at creating a more diverse and inclusive organisation for the team around you?

Find out in the latest episode of the series with your host Andrew Wallace.

    Episode 10: The Distinctive Leaders Series One Best Of Compilation

    Episode 10: The Distinctive Leaders Series One Best Of Compilation

    Welcome to the Distinctive Leaders podcast, for the final episode of our first series.

    To finish the series in style, we’re bringing you something a little bit different from our usual format. Across the previous nine episodes we’ve been treated to so many compelling stories, sharp insights and brilliant advice from some of the most inspiring leaders in the business world.

    For this episode, we’ve bought together some of the most impactful and insightful parts of the series. You’ll hear from guests including:

    - Richard Fenning, Partner at Manchester Square Partners
    - Ros Renel, Group CCO at Lloyds Banking Group
    - Tracy Clarke, the former CEO of Standard Chartered
    - Kenton Cool, renowned Mountaineer
    - Temi Ofong, Global Head of Customer Channels at HSBC
    - Lisa Gordon, Chairman at Cenkos Securities

    They discuss what’s driven their success, what major challenges they’ve overcome in their professional and personal lives, and how, as a distinctive leader, you can get the best from your teams.

    Sadly, we couldn’t fit all our series one guests into the show, but listening back in preparation for this episode, it’s striking how much knowledge and guidance they’ve shared with our listeners.

    Of course, if you’d like to find out more about their career journeys or explore all the people we’ve spoken to during this series, the full episodes are all available to listen to whenever suits you.

    We’d also love to hear your thoughts about the episode, so please do let us know. And if you want to get to know any of our featured guests a little better, visit their LinkedIn profiles:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardfenning1/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/roselyne-renel-ab22955/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracy-clarke-6b850476/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenton-cool-687b06a/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/temi-ofong-45a70b1/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-gordon-362a3329/

    • 23 min
    Episode 9: Thriving Amid Change, With Leader In Global Finance Temi Ofong

    Episode 9: Thriving Amid Change, With Leader In Global Finance Temi Ofong

    Welcome to the Distinctive Leaders podcast. Today we’re joined by Temi Ofong; a true leader in international finance and investment.

    Temi’s globe-trotting career has seen him take on senior positions in the UK and Africa with big-hitting organisations such as Credit Suisse, Barclays, Absa and now HSBC. During this time, Temi has successfully embraced changed and led multiple teams to deliver impactful transformations in the financial services sector.

    During this episode, he discusses the influences that have shaped his career and touches on the challenges of being a black, gay man in an industry not renowned for its diversity. As well as this, our conversation covers a range of topics including:

    • How financial organisations can do more to support people from diverse backgrounds to thrive in the sector.

    • What prompted him to take up a position in South Africa, and the cultural workplace differences this entailed.

    • And how he bounced back from a life changing incident while he was living in Johannesburg.
    Temi’s unique personal experiences and the calmness he has exhibited in a number of testing situations, are truly inspiring. His positive mindset and authenticity are two of the reasons he is such a distinctive leader.

    If you want to learn how to adapt to change and build successful teams, Temi has insights you’ll be keen to listen to.

    We’d love to hear what you think of this episode so please do let us know, and if you want to get to know Temi a little better, visit his LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/temi-ofong-45a70b1

    • 32 min
    Episode 8: The power of asking questions with Lisa Gordon, Chairman at Cenkos Securites

    Episode 8: The power of asking questions with Lisa Gordon, Chairman at Cenkos Securites

    Welcome to the Distinctive Leaders podcast. Today we’re joined by Lisa Gordon; Chairman of Cenkos Securities and previously one of the youngest female board members in England.

    Lisa’s incredible career journey is a testament to the power of curiosity. She believes wholeheartedly in asking questions and gaining knowledge, and has been the beneficiary of her naturally inquisitive mind, often switching lanes and always rising through the ranks.

    In this episode, Lisa looks back over her life and career, and discusses her experiences as a woman working in the typically male-dominated world of financial services. During our conversation, we cover some really interesting areas, including:

    • How moving around a lot as a child has given her the ability to go into new situations and make them work.

    • Why you should get as much exposure to other industries as you can before you settle on a career path.

    • And how even in a heavily regulated industry like finance, you can still make your work fun.

    If you want to find out more about what it takes to be a great leader, you’ll find this chat with Lisa inspiring.

    We’d love to hear what you think of this episode so please do let us know, and if you want to get to know Lisa a little better, visit her LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-gordon-362a3329/

    • 40 min
    Episode 7: Coping In A Crisis, With World Class Mountaineer Kenton Cool

    Episode 7: Coping In A Crisis, With World Class Mountaineer Kenton Cool

    Welcome to the Distinctive Leaders podcast. Today we’re joined by Kenton Cool; mountaineer, leadership expert and coach.

    Considered one of the world’s top high-altitude mountaineers, Kenton has reached the summit of Everest an incredible 15 times. His experiences have given him a deep insight into what motivates people and the resilience needed to succeed.

    In this episode, Kenton discusses what has driven him throughout his career and what it takes to be a truly distinctive leader in the extreme, sometimes life-threatening, circumstances that he has often found himself in. During our conversation, we cover topics including:

    • How his relatively humble upbringing influenced his outlook on life and inspired his love of the outdoors.

    • Why small failures are a vital part of any journey, whether you’re climbing mountains or carving out your career.

    • And how to lead people effectively in risky environments when panic sets in.

    Kenton brings his truly unique perspective on the human condition, shining a light on how to achieve success, whether you’re on the side of a mountain or in the board room.

    If you want to learn how to bounce back from adversity and take setbacks in your stride, Kenton provides some truly inspiring advice.

    We’d love to hear what you think of this episode so please do let us know, and if you want to get to know Kenton a little better, visit his LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenton-cool-687b06a/

    And for a more in-depth exploration of his hair-raising adventures, take a look at his book, One Man’s Everest: The Autobiography of Kenton Cool.

    • 56 min

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