51 episodes

Welcome to The Jasper Blueprint, a podcast for established business leaders to explore what it takes to build a robust business in a rapidly changing operating environment. In this podcast, we explore actionable steps you can take to strengthen the financial stability of your business. Shifting from business as a zero-sum game to one that merges money and meaning to leverage the competitive advantage your business has been missing.

Unexamined beliefs about the purpose of business are limiting your ability to make money. Let me show you a different way to think about, build, and run your business. You can create a win-win and build a business you’re proud of.

The Jasper Blueprint Bessi Graham

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Welcome to The Jasper Blueprint, a podcast for established business leaders to explore what it takes to build a robust business in a rapidly changing operating environment. In this podcast, we explore actionable steps you can take to strengthen the financial stability of your business. Shifting from business as a zero-sum game to one that merges money and meaning to leverage the competitive advantage your business has been missing.

Unexamined beliefs about the purpose of business are limiting your ability to make money. Let me show you a different way to think about, build, and run your business. You can create a win-win and build a business you’re proud of.

    S1 Ep 5. Beyond the Bottom Line: Continuous Learning & Operational Agility in Entrepreneurship

    S1 Ep 5. Beyond the Bottom Line: Continuous Learning & Operational Agility in Entrepreneurship

    In this episode of the Jasper Blueprint podcast, Bessi invites established business leaders to reflect about the interplay between continuous learning, operational agility in entrepreneurship, and the pursuit of both meaning and money in business. 
    Bessi begins with a personal recount of her podcasting journey, emphasising the value of endurance and the perspicacity gained through consistent effort – a metaphor for the entrepreneurial voyage.She examines the dichotomy between diving into new experiences as a novice and seeking expertise to leapfrog pitfalls. She argues for a balance between explorative curiosity and strategic outside help, both aimed at enhancing business acumen and personal fulfilment.
    Also in this episode:
    The importance of stepping into new endeavours with curiosity, allowing oneself to be a beginner and embracing the learning process, which can ultimately inform business innovation.
    Recognizing when to leverage external expertise to save time, money, and sidestep potential pain points instead of striving to solve every challenge independently.
    The benefits of reintroducing playfulness and novelty into professional and personal life to refresh one's perspective and avoid the stagnation of thought and action.
    The necessity of initiating change and adopting new strategic frameworks now rather than delaying in anticipation of a more stable future.
     
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    About Bessi Graham:
    With nearly 25 years’ of experience working with business owners, governments, and large funding bodies to merge money and meaning, my experience spans from the grassroots of sitting in the dirt working with business owners across the Pacific Islands through to the United Nations in Geneva. This has given me an unparalleled perspective.

    • 28 min
    S1 Ep 4. Navigating Change with the Jasper Blueprint: Strategic Decision-Making for Entrepreneurs

    S1 Ep 4. Navigating Change with the Jasper Blueprint: Strategic Decision-Making for Entrepreneurs

    In this episode of the Jasper Blueprint podcast, Bessie captivates entrepreneurs and business leaders as she unravels the necessity of having a tool like the Jasper Blueprint the key to strategic decision-making for entrepreneurs in the modern, fast-paced business landscape. She talks about the challenges of conventional norms and endorses the integration of strategy with purposeful decision-making.
    Bessie emphasises that waiting for normalcy is a futile endeavour, as the normal we once knew is constantly being reshaped by global forces. She introduces the Jasper Blueprint methodology, a unique strategic tool designed to align business decisions with deeply held organisational values. This blueprint stands as the cornerstone for businesses to forge their path in a competitive market without succumbing to industry pressures to conform.
     
    Also in this episode:
    There is a profound need for a Jasper Blueprint; a customised decision-making framework enabling businesses to navigate complexity and change.
    A Jasper Blueprint solidifies strategy, fortifies financial resilience, and simplifies decision-making processes, anchoring businesses to their core values.
    Clarity on one's unique brilliance and openly celebrating that of others is fundamental to standing out and thriving amidst competition.
    Recognizing that business is not a zero-sum game is key to developing a mindset of abundance over scarcity.
    Engaging in reflective exercises can help business leaders articulate and claim their business's unique brilliance in public domains.
      Subscribe to the Jasper Blueprint podcast: Apple Podcast | YouTube | Spotify


    Connect With Bessi Graham: Website | | LinkedIn | Instagram
     
    About Bessi Graham:
    With nearly 25 years’ of experience working with business owners, governments, and large funding bodies to merge money and meaning, my experience spans from the grassroots of sitting in the dirt working with business owners across the Pacific Islands through to the United Nations in Geneva. This has given me an unparalleled perspective.

    • 25 min
    S1 Ep 3.Breaking the Two Camps Trap: How to Merge Money and Meaning in Your Business

    S1 Ep 3.Breaking the Two Camps Trap: How to Merge Money and Meaning in Your Business

    In this episode of The Jasper Blueprint podcast, Bessi dives into the compelling concept of merging financial success with a purpose-driven business approach. The episode unravels the inherent potential in businesses to be a force for good, without sacrificing profitability.
    Bessi introduces listeners to a dichotomy she calls The Two Camps Trap. This way of thinking drives the often subconscious beliefs business leaders hold about the purpose of business, limiting their ability to make more money .
     
    Also in this episode:
    Business leadership involves an understanding of the connection between what makes you profitable and your part in taking  responsibility for your decisions. 
    The Two Camps Trap sheds light on the limitations of a belief that business should focus solely on profit-maximisation and treating contribution as sitting external to the business.
    Integrating "money" and "meaning" in business operations can enable you to leverage significant competitive advantages.
    The design phase of a product sets in motion 80% of its  environmental impact, providing business leaders with massive opportunities for positive change through innovation.
      Subscribe to the Jasper Blueprint podcast: Apple Podcast | YouTube | Spotify


    Connect With Bessi Graham: Website | | LinkedIn | Instagram
     
    About Bessi Graham:
    With nearly 25 years’ of experience working with business owners, governments, and large funding bodies to merge money and meaning, my experience spans from the grassroots of sitting in the dirt working with business owners across the Pacific Islands through to the United Nations in Geneva. This has given me an unparalleled perspective.

    • 28 min
    S1 Ep 2. Streamlining Decision Making: The Key to Overcoming Overwhelm and Making Aligned Choices

    S1 Ep 2. Streamlining Decision Making: The Key to Overcoming Overwhelm and Making Aligned Choices

    In this episode of The Jasper Blueprint podcast, Bessi discusses the strategic groundwork you need to do as an established business leader aiming to prosper amidst uncertainty and change. Introducing the Jasper Blueprint as a revolutionary approach that weaves monetary success with meaningful business practices, extending beyond the outdated concept of business as a zero-sum game. Bessi expands on the process of crafting a Jasper Blueprint that resonates with your individual philosophy, facilitating strategic choices that embody your organisation's core values, vision, and mission.
     
    Also in this episode:
    The Jasper Blueprint is a unique set of customised decision-making tools that align business decisions with core values, vision, and competitive advantage.
    By mastering business modelling, leaders can enhance their ability to make informed, aligned decisions and confidently navigate risks.
    The Jasper Blueprint fosters a self-reinforcing business cycle where meaningful contributions to society fuel financial success.
     
    Subscribe to the Jasper Blueprint podcast: Apple Podcast | YouTube | Spotify


    Connect With Bessi Graham: Website | | LinkedIn | Instagram
     
    About Bessi Graham:
    With nearly 25 years’ of experience working with business owners, governments, and large funding bodies to merge money and meaning, my experience spans from the grassroots of sitting in the dirt working with business owners across the Pacific Islands through to the United Nations in Geneva. This has given me an unparalleled perspective.

    • 33 min
    S1 Ep 1. Breaking the Cycle of Risk and No Reward: How the Jasper Blueprint Can Help

    S1 Ep 1. Breaking the Cycle of Risk and No Reward: How the Jasper Blueprint Can Help

    In this kickoff episode of The Jasper Blueprint podcast, Bessi unveils a groundbreaking approach aimed at established business leaders striving to navigate the uncertain and complex business landscape. As Bessi introduces the Jasper Blueprint, she encourages listeners to rethink traditional approaches toward business strategy, leadership, and financial stability.
    Bessi outlines the core premise of the Jasper Blueprint: a rejection of one-size-fits-all solutions and an embrace of tailor-made processes that allow leaders to find their own unique paths to success. The episodes promise to deliver rich insights on sharpening strategy, bolstering financial resilience, and simplifying decision-making processes—all while aligning with an organisation's core values and goals.


    Also in this episode:
    The Jasper Blueprint is a custom-fit process designed to help business leaders streamline decision-making and align actions with their unique business values.
    Business strategy and financial stability can be strengthened without sacrificing meaningful impact; merging money and meaning is the competitive advantage modern businesses need.
    Developing customised decision-making filters is crucial for leaders to confront market uncertainty and make aligned, effective choices.
     
    Subscribe to the Jasper Blueprint podcast: Apple Podcast | YouTube | Spotify


    Connect With Bessi Graham: Website | LinkedIn | Instagram
     
    About Bessi Graham:
    With nearly 25 years’ of experience working with business owners, governments, and large funding bodies to merge money and meaning, my experience spans from the grassroots of sitting in the dirt working with business owners across the Pacific Islands through to the United Nations in Geneva. This has given me an unparalleled perspective.

    • 25 min
    45. ESG Strategy (Part 2): How To Avoid ESG Being An Expensive Distraction In Your Business | BRAC Case Study

    45. ESG Strategy (Part 2): How To Avoid ESG Being An Expensive Distraction In Your Business | BRAC Case Study

    Bessi looks to help you prepare for mandatory climate reporting and explores the world of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) as well as its profound implications for businesses. This five-part series simplifies ESG strategy, guiding you through its core elements and practical applications.
    In part 2, Bessi introduces the practical IDEO Overlay framework to demystify ESG considerations for businesses. Discover how to align ESG efforts with your business model, creating a win-win situation. We explore the BRAC Dairy case study, highlighting how BRAC, the world's largest nonprofit organization, successfully integrates ESG principles into its business model. Learn how they provide fair prices to dairy farmers, reduce environmental impact, and make dairy products accessible. The IDEO Overlay, focusing on desirability, feasibility, and viability, helps you assess your ESG integration journey. Embrace ESG as a strategic play, strengthening your business and society simultaneously. 
    Also in this episode:
    People, planet and profit categories. Using IDEO to ensure that ESG does not become an expensive distraction and to strengthen your business. Building a business that does good in the world.  How to drive efficiencies in the back-end. How to use ESG as a strategic play.   
    Subscribe To Both Success And Integrity: Doing Well By Doing Good Inside Your Business w/ Bessi Graham: Apple Podcast | YouTube | Spotify
    Connect With Bessi Graham: Website | Facebook | Private Facebook Group | LinkedIn | Instagram
     
    About Bessi Graham:
    With over 20 years of experience working with business owners, governments, and large funding bodies to bring “doing good” and “making money” back together, my experience as a Global Leadership Consultant spans from the grassroots of sitting in the dirt working with business owners across the Pacific Islands through to the United Nations in Geneva. This has given me an unparalleled perspective on what makes change happen. 
    You know you were born to do something significant, so don’t leave it to chance.
     
    This Podcast Is Produced, Engineered & Edited By:  Simplified Impact
     
    Both Success And Integrity With Bessi Graham: Business Level Strategy With Social Responsibility
     

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

VElder2005 ,

Almost meditative

The topics are fire for entrepreneurs and help me think bigger and broader than ever before- about wealth, legacy, and impact to name just a few “big-picture” goals. But I also really enjoy the pace and style of the episodes. In opposition to the go-go-go-justdoit mentality entrepreneurs are often faced with, this show makes me slow down, walk instead of run, and think peacefully about those big ideas. Definitely a must-have in my Achiever life!

Unimoko ,

Grounded yet Inspirational

Bessie is absolutely amazing at helping established leaders understand and embrace the complexities that come from leading and motivating a team or organization. Situations as well as people require patience and nuance. This idea is rarely discussed in most leadership circles.

Bessie’s advice is practical in terms of implementation which encourages the listeners to make immediate action.

I’ve been enjoying this podcast and excited to hear what Bessie will share with each new episode.

Dr. Sam Graber ,

Wisdom and wonderment abound!

Both / And with Bessi Graham is going on my podcast top tier! Her insights left me in a state of wonderment throughout.

Both / And is a new fave for sure!

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