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Think of all the things you wouldn’t expect a Managing Director to say. This podcast is all about sharing those thoughts. Katy Leeson is the Managing Director of Social Chain, one of the fastest growing social media marketing agencies in the world. This podcast is an honest and frank dive into working life, but also highlights the importance of life outside of work. With an array of guests that are exceptionally open about their experiences and a feature from a fantastic therapist to help un ...
 
https://www.strengthscope.com/blog/ A series of real talk weekly podcasts covering topics to inspire, educate and well, maybe even transform. Occupational psychologist Dr Paul Brewerton takes you inside some of the stuff that can help you get the most from work and from life, every day. Get ready.
 
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In this week’s episode, I dive into the realities of leadership. I talk about the difficulties that come with leading a team through a pandemic, the silent struggle of perfection and the pressure I personally feel to deliver for my team. There is a false sense of expertise surrounding leadership roles and it is a huge contributing factor to the pro…
 
In this week’s episode, I speak to the brilliant Rachel Carrell, founder of Koru Kids. We have a really candid conversation about the realities of living with chronic pain and the desire people have to hide their struggles. We also dive into Rachel’s fantastic business, looking at childcare as a people issue, not just a women’s issue, in addition t…
 
It's frustrating not being able to break away from the clutter, to be noticed, to stand out from a sea of competitors. Everyone is telling you that differentiation is critical, yet no one talks about the HOW. ‍ In this session, 7 submitters were selected for LIVE laser coaching around radical differentiation.…
 
In this week’s episode, I dive into the positive side of social platforms. There are some obvious issues that need to be addressed across them all. Namely issues of trolling and abuse, which need to be dealt with quickly and with severity. But I’m not sure that it’s productive to let these issues dominate the conversation. I explore the idea that t…
 
How do you get businesses to buy into big, crazy, chaotic ideas? Carrie and Steven have worked with companies to put dildos in Easter eggs and put Bernie Sanders on IKEA chairs. In this talk, they speak through how they get businesses to take the risks they need to, to really disrupt the market.
 
In this week’s episode, I speak to the fantastic Jamie Crummie; co-founder and director of the amazing Too Good To Go. We talk about everything from the value in detaching yourself from your ego when building a business and team, to the role of education in changing the culture of food waste in the UK and being proactive in your passions and the is…
 
Eddie Shleyner, Jo Watson & Dave Harland are three of the world's best-known copywriters who also happen to be smashing it on Linkedin. In this friendly chat, they'll share how they do it, and answer your questions 🙂
 
In this week’s episode, I take a look at the way our brains change as we move into adulthood, and the impact this has on our creativity. I talk about my own experience of this and the way this change is mirrored as we move up in our careers. I also raise some big questions, like can you move forward in your career without becoming a manager? Do we …
 
As we sit here today, Pride month in the UK is in full swing and many brands have switched up their logos to reflect that, in support of the LGBTQ+ community. But there is a risk that we lose the message in there that Pride is a protest. So today’s podcast is about Pride, where it came from and why it is still for a whole bunch of reasons very much…
 
In this week’s episode, I speak to the fabulous Emma Heal; Managing Director of alcohol free brand, Lucky Saint. We talk about her incredible career history, the importance of fitting your own life jacket first and how Emma perceives the role of Managing Director. We also take a look at why “I’m not drinking tonight” is becoming a more accepted sta…
 
“Hold up a mirror and ask yourself what you are capable of doing, and what you really care about. Then take the initiative – don’t wait for someone else to ask you to act.” – Sylvia Earle In this podcast, discover 4 things to think about if you are a purpose-seeker, (and 3 other things if you’re not!); 10 great questions to keep asking yourself thr…
 
In this episode, I talk candidly about my experience with situational depression and the journey I’ve been on with anti-depressants. I discuss how it felt first being prescribed them, right through to how it feels now that I’m coming off them, as well as the importance of doing so effectively. The past two years have been hard, but I’m coming out t…
 
Confusion, conflict and chaos in the workplace are all a function of your inability to listen effectively. Communication is 50% speaking and 50% listening, yet only 2% of people know how to listen. - Learn why Listening to the speaker is the wrong place to start communication - Understand the Four most common barriers to your listening - Explore th…
 
Cate Sevilla is my spirit animal. In this episode we talk about Cate’s journey through huge companies, including Google, and how she came to write her incredible book, ‘How to Work Without Losing Your Mind’. We touch on the role that companies play in supporting us, and why it might not be what you think, alongside the right way to raise issues wit…
 
“As more and more artificial intelligence is entering into the world, more and more emotional intelligence must enter into leadership.” ― Amit Ray, Mindfulness Meditation for Corporate Leadership and Management In this podcast, discover: What humans can do that machines cannot! (OR What is a bot and what is not?!) How to become a Marvel hero (or mo…
 
Creating customer personas is one of the foundational skills of marketers across the world. But through commonality also comes confusion and poor implementation. Adele has dedicated her attention to ridding the world of terrible personas. In this session, she shows you how.
 
Today I will be talking to Rebecca Christianson about the experience of being a Millennial senior leader and Executive – both the opportunities and the challenges. This podversation is focused on those Millennial leaders themselves, but will be interesting for P&C professionals and other interested senior leaders wanting to better understand their …
 
In this episode I talk to High Performance Expert & Psychiatrist, Dr T. We start this amazing conversation with WHY - why we’re both invested in preventing burnout and helping deal with crisis’. We also talk about how we both deal with being people pleasers but the positives this has brought to both our lives. Finally, we look at how restriction, c…
 
Storytelling is one of the best ways for marketers to get their message across. Jeremy Waite has told stories on stages across the world. He’s helped some of the world’s leading figures tell their own. This fundamental marketing skill is one that can be taught, and in this session, Jeremy will help you learn.…
 
When it comes to being authentic, with skill, there are few better approaches than by using the strengths approach. So in this podcast, I would like to focus on how to be more you, the strengths way. I have 5 steps to share with you: 1. know your values and purpose; 2. understand what energises you; 3. build a brand around that; 4. keep stretching,…
 
In this episode I speak to the wonderful Tessa Clarke from OLIO - an app that exists to prevent food waste by connecting people. We have a very honest conversation about what it was like raising millions in investment for the business as a woman, we explore how important having a diverse business is and what it’s really like being a startup founder…
 
Today’s podcast brings us a truly tremendous human, doing a whole range of positive work in the community both in the UK and in DRC in Central Africa, Christian Bless. We discuss Chris's story: setting up Solola Bien, a TV show in DRC, the community group Boys 2 Men in London and most recently, Greaterself – a consultancy that aims to help African …
 
The office vs WFH debate continues. In this episode, I talk about which companies are in which camp when it comes to where and how they want to work. I also talk about what model we’re looking to implement at Social Chain but why, in reality, everyone’s working model should be different. We’re joined again by our podcast therapist, Karen, and we di…
 
Purpose: often spoken about – rarely understood or met. Laura has been doing the hard work of late, establishing what her purpose is, and the brand of her company. In this session, she’ll share hers, and how you can find your own.
 
I’m delighted to be having a conversation today with our Strengthscope intern, Abbigail Leeson. In her time with us, Abbigail has been focusing on building the Strengthscope practitioner community and has provided a lot of creative and research input to help us with that. Abbi is studying for her Psychology degree at Cardiff University and has been…
 
If you're looking for some guidance on your own personal development, this is the episode for you. This week's podcast is with the amazing @Alice ter Haar and Alice shares an amazing realisation - what she thought she wanted wasn't ACTUALLY what she wanted, and how she built her business, Badass Unicorn, because of it. We unpack her career journey …
 
Do you ever wonder how some startups seem to figure out customer acquisition so easily? It seems like one second, you've never heard of them and the next second, they're everywhere you turn. Asia Matos, CEO and Founder of DemandMaven, walks you through the exact go-to-market process for winning your first 100 customers and discovering your absolute…
 
It’s important for leaders to be clear on the purpose of their team, of their department and their organisation and the function of each in the world. This boils down to having a vision and sharing that vision of something beyond just a job or a project for each person working for you, but instead to help each employee feel part of something bigger…
 
Marketers… all we do is communicate with other people. But, there is really skill and nuance found in how we interact on a one to one basis: how we build relationships. In this session, we investigate what relationship marketing is, and, how to use it to grow your business.
 
There are over 100 million #goodvibes posts on Instagram alone. But how much positivity is too much? We’re often met with ‘everything will be fine’ and ‘it could be worse’ when we express feelings of sadness, but sometimes this has the opposite of a positive effect. Joined by our podcast therapist, Karen, we dive into the impact that toxic positivi…
 
In this podversation, I talk with Dr. Rebecca Newton, organisational psychologist and executive coach and author of Authentic Gravitas - Who Stands Out and Why. We discuss her career journey and how she got to where she is now how she uses the strengths approach her recent activities in the world of gravitas, its importance in leadership developmen…
 
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