This podcast allows us to chat further with the entrepreneurs that have shared a story at one of our events. Storytelling is a remarkable way to get to know, like and trust the owner behind the brand.
Episode 29: Hilary Lees
How a box of old letters and memorabilia opens up a door to unlocking her mum’s sorrowful, and plaintive past, and what we resist, persists.
In this month’s episode, we meet Hilary Lees, a Leadership Coach, and Trainer who specializes in helping leaders build their resilience and their soft people skills to create mentally healthy workplace cultures where both people and performance flourish.
In our discussion, Lisa and Islay discuss how saboteurs arise as a child and resilience develops throughout the years. We also discuss mental health, and how issues experienced as a child affects one’s behaviour into adulthood.
Episode 28: Jay Sahota
In this episode, our storyteller Jay Sahota shares a very personal experience about being bullied in the workplace. He talks candidly about how it affected him at the time, what he learned about himself, and how this experience shapes the values he brings into his own company today.
Jay is the senior partner of Jarmans Solicitors. He read law at Cambridge and trained with Allen & Overy before spending several years at city firms as a commercial litigation lawyer.
Hosts Lisa and Islay, learned that no matter who you are or what you do, bullies will always find their way to get into your mind. Through the discussion, we share some tips on how to rebuild and look after yourself if you experience bullying in the workplace.
Episode 27: Linda Garcia
How a single journey outward with one suitcase led to a return journey for four, plus a 40ft container and a car…
In this month’s episode we meet Linda Garcia, an internationally experienced productivity specialist. Linda shares her experiences of working abroad in Chile, as well as Eastern Europe and South Africa.
In our discussion, Lisa and Islay consider how different cultures around the world vary in their working practices and productivity. We also discuss which KPIs should be used to measure productivity, homeworking and office working, and much more.
Episode 26: Kirsten Gilds
Self-service-checkout or manned checkout – which do you use when you are shopping?
In this month’s episode, we revisit a story shared at one of our live events in Medway, by self-confessed ‘process-geek’ Kirsten Gibbs. Kirsten reminds us of a precious moment of human contact, and an opportunity for kindness shared at a manned supermarket checkout.
In our discussion, Lisa and Islay discuss customer experience vs automation, how smaller businesses may have the edge when it comes to great customer service and, intriguingly, how comparisons can be made between business processes and scores of music.
Episode 25: 2021 Review Part Two
In Part Two of our reviews of 2021, hosts Lisa and Islay, along with Chris Pollard, reflect on the stories shared by our storytellers from August-November and some of the key themes covered in our discussions.
Join us as we look back on what resonated for the three of us. Whilst we each highlighted different aspects, we all agree that our storytellers were inspiring, sometimes sad, always motivating and heart-warming.
Once again, we were reminded that triumph can come out of tragedy, opportunity knocks when you least expect it, and just how resilient and capable we all can be.