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Welcome to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast series, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

Progression is the core of our purpose as a company; it is a continuous journey and encompasses all aspects of our lives, but is perhaps most obvious in our professional lives and careers.

At Amoria Bond, we are committed to progressing the lives of our people, our candidates and clients, the STEM sectors we serve, and the global community within which we operate.

This is a podcast to understand what progression means to prominent business leaders, discussing their personal experiences of progression and sharing invaluable insights and inspiring anecdotes.

In each podcast episode, employees from across Amoria Bond will interview such business leaders to help progress lives everywhere.

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Welcome to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast series, brought to you by Amoria Bond.

Progression is the core of our purpose as a company; it is a continuous journey and encompasses all aspects of our lives, but is perhaps most obvious in our professional lives and careers.

At Amoria Bond, we are committed to progressing the lives of our people, our candidates and clients, the STEM sectors we serve, and the global community within which we operate.

This is a podcast to understand what progression means to prominent business leaders, discussing their personal experiences of progression and sharing invaluable insights and inspiring anecdotes.

In each podcast episode, employees from across Amoria Bond will interview such business leaders to help progress lives everywhere.

    Progressing Lives Through Emotionally Intelligent Leadership with Nicky Lowe

    Progressing Lives Through Emotionally Intelligent Leadership with Nicky Lowe

    We're thrilled to welcome Nicky Lowe, entrepreneur, accredited Executive Coach and podcaster to the latest episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast!


     


    Nicky has a slew of accolades to her name; double entrepreneur, award-winning coach, and most importantly: working mum. Her experiences of becoming a parent, led her to leave behind her successful career in a high-flying corporate job and set her on a path to provide wisdom to working mums.


     


    In this episode, Nicky shares insights aplenty; including why wisdom for working mums is important, above wisdom for working parents, knowing when to take a leap of faith in your career, attracting the best talent and the importance of managing your energy. It's safe to say, this episode is packed with implementable advice and savvy tips.


     


    Hosted by Natasha Crump, ESG Director at Amoria Bond Group, this episode is an informative and educational listen for anyone seeking to understand more about career progression and satisfaction, alongside balancing being a parent alongside working.    


     


    Time Stamped Agenda:


    00:32 - Introduction to Nicky


    01:31 - What does progression mean to you?


    04:09 - What is the key to being brave and putting yourself out there?


    07:30 - What are the key insights that someone should know when looking to take a leap of faith in your career?


    10:37 - How did you hone in on your zone of genius? 


    12:59 - Is mentoring something you would recommend to people regardless of whatever seniority they are?


    14:54 - Why is it that you talk about wisdom for working mums rather than working parents?


    19:44 - What are the key steps organisations and managers can take to help retain and attract great talent?


    23:34 - What's the most inspiring or impactful lesson that's been shared on your podcast?


    26:56 - What's the one thing one or two, I'll be generous that you would want to leave our listeners with today that you think is most impactful in terms of helping progress their own life career, or the lives and careers of others? 


    27:30 - Who would be your dream podcast guest to interview on progressing lives everywhere?


     


    Resources Mentioned:


    Martin Seligman - strengths-based positive psychology free Values In Action assessment: https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register
    Strengths Finder assessment: https://store.gallup.com/c/en-gb/assessments
    At My Best - developing your strengths narrative: https://atmybest.com/products/at-my-best-360
    Eve Rodsky: https://www.everodsky.com/ author of Fair Play:https://www.fairplaylife.com/
    Emotional Intelligence tool that Nicky is accredited in: https://www.psionline.com/en-gb/assessments/emotional-intelligence-profile/
    Wisdom For Working Mums website: https://wisdomforworkingmums.co.uk/
    Wisdom for Working Mums Podcast: https://wisdomforworkingmums.co.uk/podcasts/
    Luminate Development website: https://www.luminate-coaching.co.uk/
    Lumintae LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luminate/
    Wisdom for Working Mum's Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/wisdomforworkingmums
    Instagram profile: https://www.instagram.com/nicky_wisdomforworkingmums/


     


     


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    • 29 min
    Progressing Lives Through Changing the Face of Tomorrow‘s Leaders, Today with Emmanuel Ayoola

    Progressing Lives Through Changing the Face of Tomorrow‘s Leaders, Today with Emmanuel Ayoola

    We're delighted to welcome Emmanuel Ayoola, diversity advocate and fundraising director to the latest episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast!


     


    Emmanuel is the Director of Fundraising at the Aleto Foundation, an organisation dedicated to enabling high potential young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to fulfil that potential as the leaders and board execs of tomorrow.


     


    Emmanuel has a CV that is rather formidable; as well as his current role at Aleto, he is the Founder and Chair of Trustees of Grace's Days Africa, a charity working to create sustainable change within local communities in Africa; an RSA fellow; and a Trustee for Volunteering Matters. However, this impressive roster also shows Emmanuel's dedication to progressing the lives of others, which is both pragmatic and passionate. 


     


    Having been through one of Aleto's programmes himself, Emmanuel knows the power that the leaders of today have in creating the leaders of tomorrow, as he says himself - "that was a huge turning point because that was the first time I'd really been told professionally that I can change the world around me".


     


    Hosted by Natasha Crump, ESG Director at Amoria Bond Group, this episode is an informative and educational listen for anyone seeking to understand more about workplace diversity, the importance of mentoring and helping to change the face of tomorrow's leaders.    


     


    Time Stamped Agenda:


    00:39 - Introduction to Emmanuel


    01:51 - What is progression in your opinion?


    03:44 - How important is it that organisations being open to flexible ways of working, in order to retain the best talent?


    07:30 - Can you explain more about Aleto and why it's so important?


    09:27 - Can you talk about the reality of why Aleto is needed?


    12:01 - Can you tell me more about what Aleto does and the programmes you run?


    14:02 - As alumni of Aleto, how important and impactful was the Aleto Foundation to you personally?


    17:15 - What are the main ways companies and individuals can work with Aleto and make a difference through the foundation?


    19:51 - What are the kind of barriers that preventing black professionals from coming into industries like recruitment?


    24:01 - How important do you think it is for organisations to take responsibility for educating their staff to help make work environments 


    27:30 - Who would be your dream podcast guest to interview on progression and progressing lives everywhere?


     


    Resources Mentioned:


    Aleto Foundation: https://aletofoundation.org.uk/


     


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    • 30 min
    Progressing Lives Through Transformational Business Insights with Otto Guth

    Progressing Lives Through Transformational Business Insights with Otto Guth

    We are thrilled to welcome business transformation specialist, Otto Guth to this insightful episode of the Progressing Lives Everywhere podcast.


     


    Hosted by Andrew Beard, Associate Director at Amoria Bond, Associate Director of Amoria Bond's Engineering Division Europe, this instalment features a topic that will impact every company in the world: business change and transformation.


     


    Otto has worked across numerous industries including manufacturing, supply chain and business services, where he has lead impactful, result-driven transformation projects to help underperforming businesses return to profitability.


     


    From managing resistance to change, the importance of constant reflection for progression, the definition of business transformation and why it is imperative that businesses and people need to anticipate change so they don't get left behind; this episode is an insightful listen for all business owners, leaders and directors.


     


    Timestamped Agenda: 


    01:32 - With the pace of change going on in the business world, how are you seeing that impact people?


    04:57 - What led you to decide to set up your own company? 


    07:36 - What does progression mean to you?


    08:28 - Do you go through a process of weekly reflection?


    10:38 - How do you define business transformation?


    15:15 - What are the warning signs that a business is progressing in the wrong direction?


    19:59 - How often when you come in to do a transformation, is there a real breakdown in the leadership team?


    21:42 - What are one or two messages to the leadership group about how they can effectively collaborate together?


    23:53 - What do you see to be the future of business transformation?


    26:25 - How can we progress lives through transforming businesses?


     


    Resources Mentioned:


    Learn more about First Time Right Transformation Management: https://ftrtm.com/


    Connect with Otto Guth on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/otto-guth-b0685a1a/


     


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    • 28 min
    Progressing Lives Through Releasing Your Energy for Maximum Impact with Nick Booth

    Progressing Lives Through Releasing Your Energy for Maximum Impact with Nick Booth

    We're delighted to welcome Nick Booth, communication expert and Founder of the Seventh-Wave to the latest episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast!


     


    Hosted by Timon de Haan, this instalment takes a deep dive into communication preferences, the different communication energies and how you can release your energy for maximum impact.


     


    Timon and Nick also discuss the importance of reflective practice, how you teach people how to communicate with you, how to right things when communication goes wrong, managing others' energy for effective communication; as well as practical tips to apply in your day-to-day work life throughtout.


     


    This episode is an informative and actionable listen for anyone who is a manager, leader or is an aspiring leader or manager.


     


    Time Stamped Agenda:


    00:36 - Overview of Nick


    01:03 - What does progression mean to you?


    02:56 - What made you realise that people have different communication styles and benefit from communicating differently to different people?


    04:44 - Do you have an example of where your communication went wrong and you only realised afterwards?


    06:44 - How can I learn how to best communicate with someone without learning it the hard way?


    09:27 - What do you say to people who object that insights "puts people into a specific corner'?


    12:01 - Can you give me some practical tips to apply as a manager communicating to a whole team?


    14:27 - Can you give me some more context on how teaching others how to communicate and treat me, works?


    16:38 - The importance of communication as part of the onboarding process


    18:38 - If you've got a relationship at work that isn't great, can you reset that relationship?


    23:08 - How does working from home affect communication styles?


    25:13 - What are the best questions to ask when spending 121 time with your team?


    28:07 - Situational Leadership


    30:49 - What is the one piece of advice you would give to someone listening to this podcast to progress their life or the lives of others?


    32:38 - If we were to switch roles, who would you like me to interview for the Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast?


     


    Resources Mentioned:


    Learn more about Seventh-Wave: https://www.seventh-wave.co.uk/


     


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    • 34 min
    Progressing Lives through Rebooting Value-led Tech for a Modern World with Jason Stockwood

    Progressing Lives through Rebooting Value-led Tech for a Modern World with Jason Stockwood

    We're delighted to welcome Jason Stockwood, maverick tech CEO and published author to the latest episode of The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast!


     


    Jason says that "as an entrepreneur, you always think your next project is going to be your most interesting one" - and from working at lastminute.com to match.com to becoming the chair of Grimsby Town FC, it's clear that these are words that Jason lives by. 


     


    Along his journey, Jason has paved the way for value-led leadership and entrepreneurship in the tech space, and his book, "Reboot: A Blueprint for Happy, Human Business in the Digital Age" is a testament to this.


     


    Hosted by Natasha Crump, ESG Director at Amoria Bond Group, this instalment sees Jason share what traits he attributes to being successful in entrepreneurial businesses and what success actually looks like, why having a growth mindset is a vital entrepreneurial trait, as well as tools and methods to progress everyone who is aspiring to better apply a purpose-driven/value-driven model or ethos to both business/their lives.


     


    This episode is an informative and enjoyable listen for anyone in the STEM sector or anyone interested in hearing from an inspiring entrepreneur in the tech space.  


     


    Time Stamped Agenda:


    01:25 - Overview of Jason, and what does progression mean to you?


    02:29 - What motivates you to continue to progress yourself and to also invest so much in progressing others?


    05:10 - Who are the people that have been influential or helped you along with your journey?


    06:40 - Is being part of a team/collective something you look for in new opportunities?


    08:19 - What are the traits of being successful in entrepreneurial businesses?


    11:42 - What tools or methodologies would you recommend to people who are aspiring to better apply a purpose-driven/value-driven model or ethos to their business?


    15:47 - What are some failures that have helped you learn?


    19:04 - Do you think that having a growth mindset is an important trait from an entrepreneurial perspective?


    23:57 - How will you measure success at Grimsby Town FC?


    27:44 - Are some of the principles you've outlined similar themes to what you have been advising the government on building back post-pandemic or are there other trends from a tech perspective?


    32:36 - If the tables were turned, who would be your dream podcast guest to interview on progression and progressing lives everywhere?


     


    Resources Mentioned:


    Reboot: A Blueprint for Happy, Human Business in the Digital Age - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reboot-Blueprint-Happy-Business-Digital-ebook/dp/B078RZW1DC


     


     


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    • 34 min
    Progressing Lives Through Inspiring the Next Generation in STEM with Jo Wimble-Groves

    Progressing Lives Through Inspiring the Next Generation in STEM with Jo Wimble-Groves

    Continuing the lineup of inspirational guests on Season 2, we're thrilled to welcome Jo Wimble-Groves to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast!


     


    From a "C-Grade student who left school at 16" to award-winning tech entrepreneur, business owner, STEM ambassador, published writer and much, much more; Jo certainly has some incredible accolades. 


     


    Hosted by Natasha Crump, ESG Director at Amoria Bond Group, this instalment sees Jo take us on a journey into her experiences as a young woman leading a tech company; where she gets her drive and inspiration from; why you don't need to be a graduate, mathematician or an A-Grade student to have a successful career in STEM; as well as hints and tips on how you can help bridge the gender gap that is so prevalent in STEM industries.


     


    This episode is an informative and enjoyable listen for anyone in the STEM sector or anyone who is interested in hearing the journey of a female entrepreneur in the tech space.  


     


    Time Stamped Agenda:


    00:45 - Introduction to Jo; what does progression mean to you personally?


    02:53 - Has having very clear goals in mind been important to you?


    04:11 - Were you 16 when you started Active Digital with your brother?


    05:24 - Role Models


    07:47 - What advice would you give to people who are currently facing similar challenges?


    13:05 - Has being hungry and open to learning from those around you been key throughout your career? 


    14:53 - What's your USP when you're talking to young people about a career in STEM?


    18:25 - What is your book "Rise of the Girl" all about?


    24:26 - What inspired you to create the Guilty Mother, and what's it all about?


    27:55 - What would you say are the biggest misconceptions that discourage potentially brilliant people who are so well-fitting with STEM careers from actually pursuing it?


    30:39 - If you were hosting the progressing lives podcast, who would be your dream guest?


     


    Resources Mentioned:


    Guilty Mother blog: https://www.guiltymother.co.uk/


    Rise of the Girl pre-order: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rise-Girl-Empowering-Conversations-Daughter/dp/0241506840


    Learn more about Jo Wimble Groves: https://www.jowimblegroves.co.uk/


     


    Thanks for listening to The Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by Amoria Bond.


     


    This podcast is a Loaded Hype production.

    • 33 min

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