43 episodes

On the show, host Sura Al-Naimi, decodes and deconstructs the stories, skills and secrets of trailblazers who challenge the status quo and push to create the extraordinary.

Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset? Are you looking to innovate and express your creative potential? Would you like to tap into the power of thinking differently together? Join the show as Sura, shares with you the simple actions and mindsets that you can repeat to give yourself and those around you the creative impact you’re seeking today. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hihellosura/support

The HiHelloSura Show Sura Al-Naimi

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On the show, host Sura Al-Naimi, decodes and deconstructs the stories, skills and secrets of trailblazers who challenge the status quo and push to create the extraordinary.

Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset? Are you looking to innovate and express your creative potential? Would you like to tap into the power of thinking differently together? Join the show as Sura, shares with you the simple actions and mindsets that you can repeat to give yourself and those around you the creative impact you’re seeking today. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hihellosura/support

    From Deathliness to Dynamite: Unleashing Your Creative Genius with Karen Tilstra

    From Deathliness to Dynamite: Unleashing Your Creative Genius with Karen Tilstra

    In this episode, educational psychologist and innovation expert Karen Tilstra, PhD, shares her insights on fostering creativity, collaboration, and innovation within organizations. With a doctorate in innovation and leadership, Karen has worked with diverse organizations, from healthcare systems and government agencies to universities and private businesses, to help people develop competencies in creative thinking and innovative practices. She's also the author of two recent books, "The Death-Line: Number One All-Time Killer of Human Potential" and "101 Activities to Ignite Collaboration, Boost Creativity and Fuel Innovation."
    Karen discusses the concept of a "death line," an imaginary line that holds people back from reaching their full potential, and how challenging it can lead to personal and professional growth. She also shares practical activities, like the "Stinky Fish," that teams can use to surface fears, assumptions, and opportunities for growth, ultimately leading to a more collaborative and innovative environment.
    🔑Key Takeaways:

    Understanding and challenging your "death line" can help you grow and optimize your potential

    Engaging teams in shared experiences and reflection can foster collaboration and innovation

    Adopting a new vernacular, like "death line," can facilitate authentic conversations and create a more collaborative environment


    🌈Resources:

    Karen Tilstra's books:

    "The Death-Line: Number One All-Time Killer of Human Potential"

    "101 Activities to Ignite Collaboration, Boost Creativity and Fuel Innovation"



    Website: www.creativityeffect.com

    Email: karen@creativityeffect.com

    LinkedIn: Karen Tilstra

    Facebook: Karen Tilstra


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    • 42 min
    From Manager to Mastermind: Unlocking Your Leadership Superpowers with Bruce Griffiths

    From Manager to Mastermind: Unlocking Your Leadership Superpowers with Bruce Griffiths

    In this episode, Bruce Griffiths, a seasoned industrial-organizational psychologist and founder of OSI, shares his wealth of knowledge on leadership development and competency modeling. With over 40 years of experience working with diverse organizations, from the Walt Disney Company to Nike, Bruce breaks down the complexities of leadership into key competencies that can be learned and developed.
    What you'll learn from this episode:

    The essential competencies of effective leadership, such as inspiration, communication, problem-solving, organizing, and emotional intelligence.

    How the hybrid workplace has necessitated a shift in leadership competencies, requiring a greater emphasis on communication, relationship building, and emotional intelligence to effectively lead remote teams.

    The importance of embracing AI and adopting a growth mindset for leaders in today's rapidly evolving technological landscape.


    About Bruce Griffiths:Bruce Griffiths is a seasoned leadership development consultant and the founder of Organization Systems International (OSI), a company that provides management and organizational development services and products that capture the right talent and develop leadership abilities. With over 40 years of experience in the field, Bruce has helped hundreds of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, to improve their recruitment, retention, team dynamics, and employee performance using his award-winning Polaris Competency Model.
    Bruce's expertise in competency modeling stems from his diverse and rich background, which includes a 30-year career as an officer in the US Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve, teaching leadership in San Diego's universities, and designing and implementing assessment centers, 360-degree assessments, executive coaching, leadership training, and business simulations. He is also a prolific author and speaker, having published multiple articles and books on leadership and organization development, and delivered keynote presentations at various conferences and events.
    Bruce's mission is to provide a common language for talent management and the integrating criteria needed in a complete HR system. His passion for leadership was sparked during his time in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he experienced firsthand the impact of effective leadership on mission accomplishment and team engagement.
    🌈Resources:
    Organization Systems International (OSI) website: www.orgsisinc.com

    📕Books by Bruce Griffiths:
    👉 Competencies at Work
    👉 Competency-Based Education
    👉 LinkedIn: Bruce Griffiths
    👉 Email: bgriffiths@orgsysint.com
    👉www.orgsysint.com

    👉 Connect with Bruce Griffiths and OSI to learn more about developing leadership competencies and creating a common language for talent management in your organization.


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    • 38 min
    Human centered design Finale with Kathryn & David Eastlake

    Human centered design Finale with Kathryn & David Eastlake

    Join us for the finale of our three-part series on the importance of human-centered design for innovation and creativity. In this episode, we'll be speaking with Kathryn and David Eastlake, innovators and residents of United Church homes. They will be sharing their unique perspectives on the impact of human-centered design and how it has led to more innovation and creativity in their community.
    But that's not all! We'll also be exploring the secrets of blue zone living and how to find purpose using the purpose equation. Kathryn and David will share their own experiences and insights on how to live a fulfilling life in retirement.
    👉About Kathryn & David Eastlake
    Kathryn taught 7-12 year olds at public school, in business and technology for over 30 years. David worked for IBM for 38 years as a service technician and sang in the Barbershop Harmony Qurtets for 45 years.
    They now both sing in the local community chorus and are committed to living out their purpose.
    ✍️ References on the show
    Bluezone living : https://www.bluezones.com
    Discovering and living into your purpose:  https://thepurposeequation.com

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    • 42 min
    Human Centered Design at 80 plus continued with Dan Miller

    Human Centered Design at 80 plus continued with Dan Miller

    Join us for the HiHelloSura podcast where we delve into the importance of human-centered design for innovation and creativity. In the second part of our three-part series, we are joined by Dan Miller, a Senior Executive Director in the post-acute healthcare industry with over 32 years of experience. Dan will be sharing insights on the impact of an innovation project and how putting consumers at the heart of creation has led to more innovative and creative solutions.
    Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from a seasoned expert in the field. Listen now and be inspired to bring a human-centered approach to your own work. Subscribe to the HiHelloSura podcast and be a part of the conversation on the importance of human-centered design for innovation and creativity.
    ✨About Dan Miller
    Dan’s current role is the Senior Executive Director of the Northern Region of United Church Homes and have direct oversight of the Parkvue Community. 32 years of experience in the post-acute healthcare industry with roles as Administrator, Executive Director and CEO. B.S. in Business Administration from Heidelberg University. Have served on various boards for Rotary, the Chamber of Commerce, Wyandot Memorial Hospital Foundation, NAHCA National Board of Advisors, Pioneer Joint Vocational School advisory board.
    🙌Get in touch with Dan Miller @dmiller@uchinc.org and on Linkedin

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    • 27 min
    Closing the Joy Gap: Conscious Consumerism & Sustainability with Maxim Gelmann and Caroline Hobkinson

    Closing the Joy Gap: Conscious Consumerism & Sustainability with Maxim Gelmann and Caroline Hobkinson

    Today, we have a very special episode for you all. We are joined by Maxim Gelmann and Caroline Hobkinson, two experts in their respective fields. Caroline is a Behavioral Anthropologist and Food Multisensory Expert who has been exploring the connections between technology, food, art, and our senses. If you're a fan of our show, you might remember her from previous episodes. And, Maxim is the Chief Stroodle at Stroodles Eco Tableware, a company that is on a mission to make our everyday items as eco-friendly as possible. Together, they've just launched Stroodled, a Sustainable Mindset Audit that aims to close the "Joy Gap" in sustainability.
    Maxim and Caroline will talk about conscious consumerism, the challenges of changing habits, and how the Stroodled audit measures your positive impact. They'll also delve into how companies can use the audit to show their commitment to sustainability and the environment, and how we as consumers can make small changes to live our best lives in a more sustainable way.
    In this episode, you'll discover:
    -The "Joy Gap" in sustainability and how Stroodled is closing it by measuring your positive impact.
    -The importance of conscious consumerism and how small changes can make a big difference.
    -How companies can show their commitment to sustainability and the environment through the Stroodled audit.
    -The role of positive reinforcement in promoting sustainable living, and how to manifest sustainability in your daily life.
    -The connection between happiness and sustainability, and how you can live your best life while being mindful of the planet.
    So, get ready to learn, be inspired, and discover the joy of sustainability with Maxim and Caroline on the Hihellosura Show
    So, grab your coffee cup, sit back, and get ready to learn about the modern approaches to happiness and sustainability. Who knows, before you know it, you might just be reading Shakespeare with a Stroodles top hat on!
    Get in touch with Maxim Gelmann and Caroline Hobkinson on Linkedin, and on instagram.

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    • 38 min
    Human centered design at age 80 plus with Michael Hughes

    Human centered design at age 80 plus with Michael Hughes

    Join us with our guest Michael Hughes, a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in aging, technology and health. As the first Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer at United Church Homes, Michael is leading the organization's digital transformation efforts and is always on the lookout for new ways to engage and co-create offerings with residents. With a passion for reducing health and wellness risks, Michael has teamed up with AARP and later HiHelloSura to put residents at the heart of innovation. Tune in as we explore Michael's journey and learn about the impact that human-centered design has had on innovation for the residents of United Church Homes.
    👉About Micheal Hughes
    SEVP and Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer, United Church Homes. Michael joined United Church Homes in November 2021 as its first Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer. His work centers on leading UCH’s digital transformation efforts which includes developing its online platforms, evaluating promising technologies and finding new ways to engage and co-create offerings with its customers.
    Michael has over 20 years of experience in aging, technology and health. He has held leadership roles at AARP, Surescripts and Senior Helpers and has particular interest in measuring and reducing health and wellness risks associated with social determinants of health. He is also active in the AgeTech space and has advised a number of startups on market entry strategy, UX development and business sustainability through volunteer work with AgeTech accelerators like TechStars.
    📣 Get in touch on Linkedin searching for Michael Hughes.

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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A inspiring podcast for any entrepreneur

Sura’s interview style brings out the best in every interview. Always a fresh perspective and with a creative edge that any entrepreneur or company can benefit from.

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Snackable but filling!

Great, quick sound bytes that are immediately actionable and useful! I’ve already incorporated key ideas into my work and family life. Love it! Keep them coming!

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