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This podcast explores how using compassion and emotional intelligence can improve people’s work lives and creates competitive advantage for your business.

I’ll be asking my guests how we can make the world of work a kinder, more engaging, and productive place to be.
Tune in to learn compassion tips for yourself and your teams before your people start dropping out.

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Working4Compassion Robert Tame

    • Business

This podcast explores how using compassion and emotional intelligence can improve people’s work lives and creates competitive advantage for your business.

I’ll be asking my guests how we can make the world of work a kinder, more engaging, and productive place to be.
Tune in to learn compassion tips for yourself and your teams before your people start dropping out.

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    Ashish Kaushal

    Ashish Kaushal

    Ashish is the co-founder of Consciously unbiased and CEO of Hire Talent.
    Ashish founded Consciously Unbiased to disrupt the way corporations looked at diversity and inclusion. It has quickly grown helping businesses move from intent to action to amplify inclusion in the workplace. Partners include Bank of America, Viacom and Estee Lauder
    On the podcast we talk about how you can’t easily get rid of biases, but you can manage them and how Covid has shown us that we have a lot more in common than we thought.
    Why vulnerability is a strength not a weakness, and what diversity, inclusion and belonging should really look like.
    We discuss why Ashish’s mentor has coached him to slow down to speed up, and why curiosity is the best way to create a more compassionate workplace.
    This is a really inspiring conversation about the work Ashish is doing, a big thankyou to Misty Huckaby from my mentoring group at CCARE, Stanford for making the introduction. enjoy the conversation.

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    • 43 min
    Adrian Pettett

    Adrian Pettett

    Today my guest is an old colleague and friend Adrian Pettett. Adrian has launched and led marketing agencies in New York and London and is currently the CEO of Done and Dusted X an international entertainment and content company.
     
    In the podcast we discuss what it's like to work under pressure, how that affects your performance and why keeping a sense of perspective is crucial.
    We discuss the lack of diversity in the agency world and consider the reasons why according to Gallup, workers in the USA are significantly more engaged than their UK counterparts.
    This was an honest and poignant conversation and underlined to me the great opportunity there is to bring mindfulness, compassion and emotional intelligence into the workplace. Enjoy the podcast.
    For more information on Done + Dusted go to https://www.doneanddusted.com    

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    • 42 min
    Maryam Meddin

    Maryam Meddin

    Maryam Meddin, is the founder and CEO of the SOKE a new style of mental health and wellness clinic located in South Kensington, London. Prior to launching the SOKE, Maryam was the founder and Managing Director of a branding and communications consultancy. In the teeth of the pandemic, last year Maryam made a major pivot, launching the SOKE that has become instantly successful and influential serving individuals, families, and corporate clients 
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    • 53 min
    Brandon Stephens

    Brandon Stephens

    My guest today is Brandon Stephens
    Brandon is the founder of Tortilla Mexican Grill, that recently floated on London’s Alternative Investment Market.
    He is also an Advisory Partner at private equity fund TriSpan. Brandon's a native Californian and began his career in Silicon Valley where he worked for several technology start-ups.
    In the podcast Brandon explains how he brought the values he learnt in Silicon Valley into the UK hospitality business, and how leading with compassion helped kept staff turnover low at Tortilla
    Brandon talks about the UK burrito wars during which he worked for 500 days straight, and with a defining act of self-compassion he hired himself a managing director to run the business.
    As you will hear Brandon’s is sharp, smart has a great sense of humour and he’s been really generous in his support of working4compassion. Enjoy the podcast.
    You can find out more about tortilla at www.tortilla.co.uk

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    • 48 min
    Dr Al'ai Alvarez

    Dr Al'ai Alvarez

    Dr. Al'ai Alvarez is a clinical assistant professor of Emergency Medicine (EM) and the Director of Well-Being at Stanford Emergency Medicine. He also serves as the Co-Lead of the Human Potential Team and serves as the Director of Emergency Medicine Wellness Fellowship.
    His work focuses on humanizing physician roles as individuals and teams through the harnessing of our individual human potential in the context of high-performance teams. This includes optimizing the interdependence between Process Improvement, Diverse Recruitment, and Well-being.
    In the podcast Dr Alvarez explains how he went from causing burn out among his colleagues to teaching them self-compassion and well-being practices. That the key to taking care of others is by taking care of yourself. and why shame and humiliation are no longer the way to manage medical errors.
    We discuss the emotional toll the pandemic has had on health care workers, and why significant numbers of nurses feel betrayed.    
    Dr Alvarez describes how to lead with vulnerability, why save of the month is a big hit among his residents and how fried chicken and cheese is used to create community with the emergency medicine department at Stanford.
    The sound quality of the recording is slightly below par, but please bear with it as this is a great listen. 

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    • 48 min
    Jillian MacLean

    Jillian MacLean

    Today my guest is Jillian Maclean. Jillian is the founder and CEO of Drake & Morgan, a bar and restaurant group with landmark locations across London, and Manchester.
    Jillian has received several industry accolades for her work with Drake & Morgan, which she launched in 2008 and in 2013, she was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, for services to the hospitality industry.
    In the Podcast We talk about how Jillian saved her business from bankruptcy and how the pandemic has savaged the hospitality industry leading to widespread PTSD amongst its leaders.
    We discuss, self-compassion, kindness, creating headspace, and the virtues of the Maclean clan.
    We debate CEO retreats, inspiring leaders and the new skills required for future success.
    Jillian talks about her triggers, her fears, creativity and innovation and we receive a couple of visits from my dog Doogie who managed to steal items from Jillian’s bag.
    This was another fascinating interview about workplace compassion and self-compassion, and I was bowled over by Jillian’s enthusiasm and the importance she places on kindness in her business and her life.   

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    • 50 min

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