217 episodes

Work is changing fast. New technology, new expectations, new challenges.
And exciting new opportunities. 
On Future Work/Life, I interview top business and thought leaders who'll give you the insights you need to build great teams and careers (minus the burnout).
Tune in to hear conversations on topics like communication, creativity, leadership, technology and workplace culture. Plus, ideas on how to grow your career without sacrificing your life.
Previous guests include Azeem Azhar, Bruce Daisley, Damian Hughes, Daniel Pink, Dorie Clark, Dror Poleg, Jennifer Moss, Lynda Gratton, Marcus Buckingham, Rory Sutherland, Steven Kotler, Tim Harford and Tyler Cowen.
You can also read more about these themes in the Future Work/Life newsletter.

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Future Work/Life Ollie Henderson

    • Business
    • 4.0 • 4 Ratings

Work is changing fast. New technology, new expectations, new challenges.
And exciting new opportunities. 
On Future Work/Life, I interview top business and thought leaders who'll give you the insights you need to build great teams and careers (minus the burnout).
Tune in to hear conversations on topics like communication, creativity, leadership, technology and workplace culture. Plus, ideas on how to grow your career without sacrificing your life.
Previous guests include Azeem Azhar, Bruce Daisley, Damian Hughes, Daniel Pink, Dorie Clark, Dror Poleg, Jennifer Moss, Lynda Gratton, Marcus Buckingham, Rory Sutherland, Steven Kotler, Tim Harford and Tyler Cowen.
You can also read more about these themes in the Future Work/Life newsletter.

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    Nick Matthews: Culture, Engagement & Performance

    Nick Matthews: Culture, Engagement & Performance

    This week, I speak with Nick Matthews, VP and GM of Europe, Middle East & Africa at Culture Amp.
    Nick brings a unique blend of experiences from his early days teaching Liam Neeson’s kids to swim to his career in tech. He started his career at Deloitte Consulting before moving to Yammer, which was later acquired by Microsoft, where he worked for four years before joining Culture Amp in 2016.
    Culture Amp is the world’s leading employee experience platform, revolutionizing how 25 million employees across more than 6,500 companies create a better world of work. Culture Amp empowers companies of all sizes and industries to transform employee engagement, drive performance management, and develop high-performing teams.
    TALKING POINTS:

    AI and Technical Comfort: The importance of embracing technology and AI to enhance workforce and talent strategy.Cultural Transformation: From his start at Deloitte to leadership roles in tech, Nick discusses navigating shifts in workplace culture.Employee Experience as a Culture First Approach: How Culture Amp uses employee engagement data to enhance organisational culture and drive financial success.Performance Management Evolution: Nick’s take on transforming performance management systems to accommodate modern, hybrid work environments.Future of HR Technology: Expectations for integrating AI and analytics into HR practices to enhance strategic decision-making and organisational outcomes.
    LINKS:
    Nick's LinkedIn
    Culture Amp
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    Ollie's LinkedIn
    Future Work/Life Newsletter
    My book, Work/Life Flywheel: Harness the work revolution and reimagine your career without fear, was recently shortlisted for the Business Book Awards 2024. You can order your copy HERE (UK) or HERE (US). 

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    • 45 min
    Isabel Berwick: The Future-Proof Career

    Isabel Berwick: The Future-Proof Career

    In this episode, I interview Isabel Berwick, presenter of the award-winning Financial Times' Working It podcast and co-writer of the Working It newsletter.
    Isabel's new book The Future-Proof Career: Strategies for thriving at every stage is published this week. We had a brilliant conversation about careers, management and changes in how we work. The book is a great read, so make sure you order a copy!
    "Covering topics as wide-ranging as the four-day working week, bridging the workplace generation gap, making sure your company walks its diversity talk, quiet quitting and the great resignation, achieving workplace equality and even micro-dosing for creativity, The Future-Proof Career spreads the word about understanding modern workplaces so we can all have happier, more productive lives."
    TALKING POINTS:

    Understanding Ambition: The importance of aligning personal ambition with career advancement.The Managerial Journey: The evolving roles of managers and non-managers in career progression.Navigating Toxicity: Identifying signs of a toxic workplace and building a healthy organisational culture.Work/Life Balance?: The realities of balancing career aspirations with personal commitments.Late Career Blooms: Celebrating the potential for growth and reinvention.
    LINKS:
    The Future-Proof Career: Strategies for thriving at every stage
    Working It
    Isabel's LinkedIn
    Interested in me sharing insights on these topics with your team? Book me to speak with your team.
    Ollie's LinkedIn
    Future Work/Life Newsletter
    Work/Life Flywheel: Harness the work revolution and reimagine your career without fear, is out now. You can order your copy HERE (UK) or HERE (US). 

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    • 40 min
    Hannah Grady Williams: Unleashing a new generation of talent

    Hannah Grady Williams: Unleashing a new generation of talent

    In this episode, I had a fascinating chat with Hannah Grady Williams, the founder of d'Skills.
    We explored the challenges of the traditional education system and how new technologies, particularly AI, can revolutionise learning and skill acquisition for young minds eager to make their mark in the world.
    d’Skills is a 10-week virtual, cohort-based bootcamp where high schoolers learn new digital and AI skills and convert them into paid, real-world projects with small businesses.
    TALKING POINTS:

    The problem with the current education systemAlternative approaches, including more hands-on, creative modelsWhy Gen Z looks at things differently and what they want from workReimagining education and careers, focused on adaptability, creativity and critical thinkingHow d'Skills empowers high-schoolers to build Impact Portfolios
    LINKS:
    d'Skills
    Hannah's LinkedIn
    Most Likely To Succeed documentary
    Interested in me sharing insights on these topics with your team? Book me to speak with your team.
    Ollie's LinkedIn
    Future Work/Life Newsletter
    Work/Life Flywheel: Harness the work revolution and reimagine your career without fear, is out now. You can order your copy HERE (UK) or HERE (US). 


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    • 50 min
    Matthew Dicks: How to become a better storyteller

    Matthew Dicks: How to become a better storyteller

    In this episode, my conversation with Matthew Dicks sheds light on storytelling as a craft that everyone can master, offering insights into life and work.
    Matthew Dicks is an internationally bestselling author, columnist, blogger, podcaster, playwright, and teacher. A 59-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 9-time Moth GrandSLAM champion, Matthew teaches storytelling and public speaking to individuals, corporations, universities, entrepreneurs, religious institutions, and school districts around the world. He also consults with advertising agencies, documentarians, filmmakers, writers, comedians, and more.
    TALKING POINTS:

    Demystifying Storytelling: Matthew reveals storytelling is a skill, not just an innate gift.'Homework for Life' Concept: A daily ritual that turns routine into stories.Finding Narrative Gems: How everyday life is ripe with impactful stories.Crafting Suspense: Tips for keeping audiences on the edge of their seats.Injecting Humour: Learning the art of bringing humour into any story.The Role of Reflection: Matthew explains why reflection is essential to storytelling.Storytelling's Professional Edge: Using personal narratives to stand out in the workplace.
    LINKS:
    Storyworthy
    Matthew's new book, Stories Sell
    Matthew's LinkedIn
    Interested in me sharing insights on these topics with your team? Book me to speak with your team.
    Ollie's LinkedIn
    Future Work/Life Newsletter
    Work/Life Flywheel: Harness the work revolution and reimagine your career without fear, is out now. You can order your copy HERE (UK) or HERE (US). 

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    • 48 min
    David Green: Growing people and organisations using data

    David Green: Growing people and organisations using data

    In today's episode, I sit down with David Green, Host of the Digital HR Leaders podcast, co-author of Excellence in People Analytics, and Director of Insight222 and myHRfuture.
    David's round-up of the best HR and people-related content is legendary in the industry, and he brings that incredible expertise and insight to our conversation, which explores the role of data and technology in driving growth in people and organisations.
    TALKING POINTS:

    Defining people analyticsThe impact of technology on HRTalent marketplaces and worker mobilityAI's role in leadership and business strategyVisibility and recognition in remote and hybrid teams
    LINKS:
    David's LinkedIn
    Insight222
    Digital HR Leaders podcast
    Excellence in People Analytics: How to Use Workforce Data to Create Business Value

    Interested in me sharing insights on these topics with your team? Book me to speak with your team.
    Ollie's LinkedIn
    Future Work/Life Newsletter
    Work/Life Flywheel: Harness the work revolution and reimagine your career without fear, is out now. You can order your copy HERE (UK) or HERE (US). 

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    • 39 min
    Vanesa Pazos: Human-centric investment in the future of work

    Vanesa Pazos: Human-centric investment in the future of work

    In today’s episode, I speak with Vanesa Pazos, a Partner at NoBa Capital.
    NoBA is a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage tech-enabled businesses shaping the Future of Work. Their portfolio companies deliver worker-centric solutions that make this possible. Whether it's through providing access to work opportunities, improving career development, enhancing diversity and inclusion, providing financial stability, supporting wellbeing, or fostering flexibility.
    TALKING POINTS:

    The personalisation of workThe role of community and networks to support professional and personal growthHow technology can enable personalised work experiences and real-world connections.Why focusing self-care is critical in your careerEmpowering women in the start-up ecosystem
    LINKS:
    Vanesa's LinkedIn
    NoBa Capital
    Interested in me sharing insights on these topics with your team? Book me to speak with your team.
    Ollie's LinkedIn
    Future Work/Life Newsletter
    Work/Life Flywheel: Harness the work revolution and reimagine your career without fear, is out now. You can order your copy HERE (UK) or HERE (US). 


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    • 32 min

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Lucid, enjoyable, and educational

Ollie has produced a smooth, educational show with great guests that’s easy to listen to. His laid back, unassuming hosting approach brings personality without taking center stage - taking full advantage of the time with his great guests.

I came for one specific guest, and stuck around to enjoy others I wasn’t previously familiar with.

Highly recommended.

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