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A podcast about A Human Approach to Innovation and Change. Interview based podcast by a highly experienced business change consultant and qualified Executive Business Coach with over 20 years' experience of leading and successfully delivering global strategic change, digital transformation and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Nina, founder of Cheeky Monkey Business Solutions and author of Transform Your Business, is known for her direct, straight-talking approach, with a smile. This is a series of light-hearted, entertaining discussions about how change effects us personally and professionally. By giving you a virtual seat at the Cheeky Monkey table Nina invites you to listen as she discusses issues that come up regularly in both the workplace and in the world, with people who have experienced those challenges. The underlying theme is that, at the end of the day, nothing happens without people, therefore a human approach and people-based focus is paramount to achieving lasting success in business and in life.

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A podcast about A Human Approach to Innovation and Change. Interview based podcast by a highly experienced business change consultant and qualified Executive Business Coach with over 20 years' experience of leading and successfully delivering global strategic change, digital transformation and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Nina, founder of Cheeky Monkey Business Solutions and author of Transform Your Business, is known for her direct, straight-talking approach, with a smile. This is a series of light-hearted, entertaining discussions about how change effects us personally and professionally. By giving you a virtual seat at the Cheeky Monkey table Nina invites you to listen as she discusses issues that come up regularly in both the workplace and in the world, with people who have experienced those challenges. The underlying theme is that, at the end of the day, nothing happens without people, therefore a human approach and people-based focus is paramount to achieving lasting success in business and in life.

    Achieving a Sustainable Digital Thread

    Achieving a Sustainable Digital Thread

    Wecome to season 2 of The Change Troubleshooter. The Sustainability Season.
    In today’s episode, How to Achieve a Sustainable Digital Thread, Nina is joined by Ross Caddens, business development director of Siemens Digital Industries Software. 

    Using his wealth of knowledge and experience of Siemens software solutions, Ross helps clients to improve innovation and accelerate product delivery. He also works on innovation projects for the UK Catapults network and helps academia in ensuring talent is digital ready when they enter the workforce.

    This episode is also available as a video, as it was recorded on Zoom.
    Click here to watch the video.

    • 50 min
    Can we be Sustainable with or without Data?

    Can we be Sustainable with or without Data?

    Welcome to season 2 of The Change Troubleshooter, the sustainability season.
    In today’s episode,   Can We Be Sustainable With or Without Data?       Nina is joined by 
    Federico Pettinella, Anders Praestholm and Alan Walker, three guys who work in data technology.
     Every time we write an email, take a photo, download something from the web or send a message on Whatsapp, we are creating data. The amount of that data is massiveand growing quickly. 
    Business and industry create even more data than individuals and it all has to be stored somewhere. This accumulation and storage of data is not free, it comes at a cost, and not just a financial cost – the cost to the environment is considerable as stored data requires massive amounts of energy to keep all those computers running. 
    Our ability to analyse data is essential to good decision making, it’s how we know we have climate change issues but creating and storing too much data make decision making difficult. How do we find the right balance of quality of data, over quantity?

    This episode is also available as a video. Click here to watch it.

    • 53 min
    A Thought for Food

    A Thought for Food

    Welcome to season 2 of The Change Troubleshooter, the sustainability season.

    In today’s episode, “A Thought for Food”, we are off, thanks to the magic of Zoom, to the frigid shores of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada where Nina meets Bonita Gionet, who, in her own words is a pragmatic, curious, forward thinking civil engineer, project manager, lifelong learner and coach with a passion for food.  
     For more than 20 years, Bonita has been involved in local food systems, as a consumer, food co-operative member, Community Shared Agriculture subscriber and also as a vendor at several Farmer’s Markets. She knows her onions, so to speak. Based in Kincardine on the snowy shores of Lake Huron, Nina caught up with her to discuss the important role food plays in the quest for sustainability.

    Recorded on Zoom, this episode is also available as a video.  Click here to watch it.

    • 1 hr
    L.A, A Green & Pleasant Land?

    L.A, A Green & Pleasant Land?

    Welcome to Season 2 of the Change Troubleshooter – The Sustainability Season
    In today’s episode, L. A,  A Green and Pleasant Land?’ We are in America, via Zoom, and Nina is joined in conversation by Yoel Aynalem, owner of Mekbib Media, a digital content production agency based in Los Angeles, California. Their goal is to help small businesses take back control of how they’re perceived by the public.
     
    Nina was keen to know how things were going in L.A in regard to local sustainability and climate action plans. There are programmes and initiatives in place, as there are in many towns and cities around the world, we read and hear about them every day. But do the real people on the ground even know they exist? Are they common knowledge?
     
    Nina researched sustainablitiy plans in L.A and asked Yoel if he was involved in these or even had any knowledgs of them at all. After all, for real change to take place, people need to be aware of initiatives happening on their doorsteps and feel they are something that they can be part of.

    This episode is also availabale as a video here

    • 49 min
    Does Sustainability Start at Home?

    Does Sustainability Start at Home?

    Does Sustainability start at home?  Guests: Bob Barr and Zoe Cohen
    Welcome to a brand new season of The Change Troubleshooter.  This 2nd season of the podcast focuses on Sustainability. Something we all need to focus on a lot more!
    We kick off the season with this episode, Does Sustainability Start at Home?  Nina is joined by, Zoe Cohen and Bob Barr.
    Zoe Cohen, Director of Shine Coaching and Consultancy, is a highly experienced Master Coach who has worked with senior leaders and their teams across every sector in the economy. 
    Zoe has run her successful coaching practice for over a decade. Zoe has been passionate about sustainability all her life; in 2014 she co-founded and was the volunteer Chair of a community energy company for three years. 
    Zoe is a Carbon Literate coach and her work is expanding into the human, behavioural and psychological aspects of climate change awareness and action. Zoe is also an active member of Extinction Rebellion and dedicates a significant proportion of her time to activism.
    Bob Barr is a Lymm Parish Councillor and Opposition Leader on Warrington Borough Council. He also chairs Lymm Community Energy  .
     By profession Bob is an urban and social geographer specialising in geographic data science and open data. He worked at Manchester University for 30 years, is currently a Visiting Professor at Liverpool University and founded the university spin-out, Manchester Geomatics. He was a member of the Cabinet Office Open Data Group, the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information and the Social Exclusion Unit’s ‘Better Information’ policy action team.
     Bob has a lifelong interest in sustainability issues. As a Board Member of Helena Housing, a major regional Housing Association, he championed sustainability on the Board and became Chairman of Caribou, a not-for-profit sustainable warmth and flood resilience company. 
     Nina uses her home village of Lymm as a case study on how sustainable the place where she lives actually is. Both Zoe and Bob have been commited to a number of local initiatives over the years, but is that enough to make Lymm a sustainable village?

    This episode is also avaialable as a video here

    • 1 hr 5 min
    What can you expect from season 2?

    What can you expect from season 2?

    Welcome to a brand new season of The Change Troubleshooter!

    Season 2 is all about sustainability. In this introductory episode Nina explains why she was moved to dedicate a whole season to the theme of sustainability and walks us through what we can expect from each episode.  She talks to some amazing people from her local village as well as across the pond in Los Angeles and Canada.

    This season will prove to be thought, and we hope, action provoking as the issue of sustainability becomes more and more prevalent in society at large.

    Please do join in the conveersation by contacting Nina directly at nina@ninadar.com

    This episode is also avaiabale as a video here

    • 21 min

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