15 episodes

Bite-sized discussions of big topics in business and leadership, every two weeks.

Sit down with Emma Calvert and Neela Bettridge, co-founders of Springboard Future – the daringly different virtual coaching company. In each episode, we share our practical tips and hard-won insights as top-level management and leadership coaches, and bring in expert guests to share their perspectives.

Get in touch with us via our website, springboardfuture.com, or our LinkedIn and Twitter pages. We'd love to know what you think.

Virtual Coach Advantage Springboard Future

    • Business

Bite-sized discussions of big topics in business and leadership, every two weeks.

Sit down with Emma Calvert and Neela Bettridge, co-founders of Springboard Future – the daringly different virtual coaching company. In each episode, we share our practical tips and hard-won insights as top-level management and leadership coaches, and bring in expert guests to share their perspectives.

Get in touch with us via our website, springboardfuture.com, or our LinkedIn and Twitter pages. We'd love to know what you think.

    Building High-Performing Teams

    Building High-Performing Teams

    What's the secret to unlocking team performance? In the final episode of the Virtual Coach Advantage podcast, season two, Neela and Emma bring together everything they've discussed this season to find out.

    Our expert guests have given us insight into the importance of overcoming imposter syndrome, unlocking the power of diversity, stepping up to a leadership role, and of course maintaining a growth mindset. Neela and Emma add to this their own insights from a combined 25+ years of coaching, to help you create a roadmap to building a high-performing team.

    Resources mentioned this episode:

    The Fearless Organization, Amy Edmondson

    Virtual Coach Advantage, S1 E7: Finding Your Purpose, Part 1

    Project Aristotle's findings on team performance and psychological safety

    Boston Consulting Group's findings on diverse leadership teams and innovation

    Rebel Ideas, Matthew Syed

    Thanks for joining us for season two! We'll be back later in 2022 with more bitesize business insights in audio and video. In the meantime, find out more about Springboard Future's daringly different virtual coaching for management teams and middle management on springboardfuture.com. Feel free to get in touch via our website, or on our Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

    Episode written by Emma Calvert, Neela Bettridge, recorded and edited by Rebecca Hallett.

    • 17 min
    Growth Mindset with Peter Fay

    Growth Mindset with Peter Fay

    In today's business environment, adaptability is everything. That's why developing a growth mindset is key, both for the success of your business and for your professional development as an individual.

    On this episode of the Virtual Coach Advantage podcast, we're joined by Executive Coach Peter Fay, of Unlocked Potential, to discuss the growth mindset. What exactly is it? Why does it matter so much? And how can you make sure you and your team avoid slipping into a fixed mindset?

    Resources mentioned this episode:

    The Fearless Organization, Amy Edmondson

    Join us every two weeks for bite-sized discussions of big topics in business and management. Find out more about Springboard Future's daringly different virtual coaching for management teams and middle management on springboardfuture.com. Feel free to get in touch via our website, or on our Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

    Episode written by Emma Calvert, Neela Bettridge and Peter Fay, recorded and edited by Rebecca Hallett.

    • 19 min
    Transitioning into Leadership with Wayne Bowers

    Transitioning into Leadership with Wayne Bowers

    Stepping up to the board level can be a challenging transition. But it's also an amazing opportunity. In this week's episode, we explore some of the ways you can make your step up to the C-suite as smooth as possible. Joining us for the discussion is Wayne Bowers, Founder & CEO of Alpha Bagel Corp Ltd, and consultant to Asset Management, eSports and Tech sectors.

    From methods for staying confident and keeping a level head, to ways to approach issues of culture clash between established and emergent sectors, our conversation covers a wide range of topics. Handled properly, transitioning into leadership can be one of the most productive, and most exciting, parts of your career. Here's how.

    Join us every two weeks for bite-sized discussions of big topics in business and management. Find out more about Springboard Future's daringly different virtual coaching for management teams and middle management on springboardfuture.com. Feel free to get in touch via our website, or on our Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

    Episode written by Emma Calvert, Neela Bettridge and Wayne Bowers, recorded and edited by Rebecca Hallett.

    • 21 min
    The Power of Difference with Marie Gardner

    The Power of Difference with Marie Gardner

    In this episode of the Virtual Coach Advantage podcast, we explore the power of difference – or in other words, how diversity can lead to more productive, innovative teams. Joining us is Marie Gardner, Business Growth Trainer and Coach, an expert on workplace DE&I and founder of Red Thread Strategies.

    We've all come across people who think of 'diversity' as just another political correctness buzzword, an exercise in box ticking. But smart leaders know that it can really drive innovation. If your organisation has a solid foundation of psychological safety, people with different points of view will feel free to bring you their best ideas, and will feel engaged and motivated.

    Join us as we discuss the true power of difference, and how you as a leader can tap into it.

    Resources mentioned this episode:

    The Fearless Organization, Amy Edmondson

    Rebel Ideas, Matthew Syed

    Zoom Fatigue: The Differing Impact on Introverts and Extroverts, Wall Street Journal

    Join us every two weeks for bite-sized discussions of big topics in business and management. Find out more about Springboard Future's daringly different virtual coaching for management teams and middle management on springboardfuture.com. Feel free to get in touch via our website, or on our Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

    Episode written by Emma Calvert and Marie Gardner, recorded and edited by Rebecca Hallett.

    • 19 min
    Raising Empowerment in Teams

    Raising Empowerment in Teams

    In this episode of the Virtual Coach Advantage podcast, we delve into the topic of empowerment. It may be a business buzzword right now, but what does empowerment actually mean in a team context? And why is it so important for leaders to get it right?

    Our wide-ranging discussion covers what empowerment looks like in the workplace, some common pitfalls, and insights into how the developing business environment is changing the qualities of a good manager.

    So, are you ready to meet the challenges of global business and a hybrid working environment? And is your team empowered to meet them with you?

    Resources mentioned this episode:

    The Fearless Organization, Amy Edmondson

    Finding Your Purpose, Part One

    Finding Your Purpose, Part Two

    Join us every two weeks for bite-sized discussions of big topics in business and management. Find out more about Springboard Future's daringly different virtual coaching for management teams and middle management on springboardfuture.com. Feel free to get in touch via our website, or on our Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

    Episode written by Emma Calvert and Neela Bettridge, recorded and edited by Rebecca Hallett.

    • 18 min
    Stepping Up & Imposter Syndrome with Ruth Cooper-Dickson

    Stepping Up & Imposter Syndrome with Ruth Cooper-Dickson

    Welcome to season two of the Virtual Coach Advantage podcast! To start off the new season, we're diving into the topic of imposter syndrome, which comes up with many of our clients as they step up into management and leadership roles. Joining us is Ruth Cooper-Dickson, CEO of CHAMPS Consult, an expert in mental health and wellness in the workplace.

    There are so many misconceptions about imposter syndrome – for one thing, it's not actually a syndrome at all! We set the record straight on its reputation as a 'women's issue', and explore how you can put your inner critic in their place, increase your self-esteem and confidence, and rise to meet new challenges.

    Resources mentioned this episode:

    Forget What You've Heard – Feeling Like an Imposter is Not a Syndrome, Ruth Cooper-Dickson

    The Imposter Phenomenon in High-Achieving Women, P.R. Clance & S.A. Imes

    The Importance of Psychological Safety, Amy Edmondson

    Best possible self visualisation worksheet

    Join us every two weeks for bite-sized discussions of big topics in business and management. Find out more about Springboard Future's daringly different virtual coaching for management teams and middle management on springboardfuture.com. Feel free to get in touch via our website, or on our Twitter and Linkedin pages.

    Episode written by Emma Calvert, Neela Bettridge and Ruth Cooper-Dickson, recorded and edited by Rebecca Hallett.

    • 20 min