The Leaders Who CareNov 25, 2021
Thriving not Surviving: Creating a Culture of Belongingness: Ep #118 With Mark Bijsterveld
Catch up with Episode #118 where we welcomed Mark Bijsterveld, Signify (Phillips) Former CHRO.
Prior to the CHRO role, Mark was Head of Global HR Services at Signify. Before that, he has been co-leading creating Signify as stand-alone organization . He also held several roles as senior HR Business Partner, both at Signify and the Consumer Lifestyle division of Philips.
Mark started his career in Management Consulting at Deloitte Consulting and has worked in several senior HR positions at Microsoft and Orange telecom.
Mark, a Dutch national, holds a master’s degree in Organizational psychology and a PhD in Business Administration at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for their Business Administration faculty.
Join us to unpack what it truly means to belong in the workplace, and how best to create an environment where this can be possible! 🤝
Mastering Productivity With Erik Fisher: TLWC EP#117
Catch up with episode #117 where we welcomed Erik Fisher, the producer & host of The Beyond The To-Do List podcast!
For more than a decade, Erik has sat down with productivity experts, authors, and creatives as they share their insights on how to implement productivity strategies in both your professional and personal life.
His mission is to help you gain perspective, practical knowledge, and productivity insights for living a whole life that goes Beyond The To Do List.
The Beyond the To-Do List podcast explores all aspects of productivity and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life.
Join us to explore all of the above as we unpack what productivity means to different people and how best to make the most of our time.
Check out the podcast here...
Revolutionizing Equity In the Tech Space: TLWC Ep #116 With Dr. Jacqui Taylor
Catch up with Episode #116 where we welcomed Dr. Jacqui Taylor, the UK'S #15 Most Influential Woman in UK Technology and 21 Most Inspiring Women in Cyber.
Dr. Jacqui Taylor was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science in recognition of her
international web science work on equity for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). As one of the 250 Founders of Tech City in 2016, she pivoted her company FlyingBinary to meet the challenges of Web 3.0, the Metaverse and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) with spectacular results.
She is recognised as one of the 100 Global Leaders, is a Top Ten Global IoT innovator, and an independent industry analyst for IIoT.
Globally recognised as the world’s first Smart City Tsar, and a Strategic Advisor to the UK Government, Cities lead on Digital Built Britain, Principal UK Expert lead for BSI international team for Technology, Data, Smart Cities and AI.
She founded the Empathy Economy to share the secrets of her global success plan with entrepreneurs and supported over 10 million entrepreneurs in 172 countries with resources to grow their Profit for Purpose businesses using CyberSafe Web 3.0 technology.
-Her latest initiative is a partnership with LinkedIn to teach 880 million
members the steps to take to create their climate commitments in advance of COP 28.
Wow, what a story!
Join us to find out more...
Attracting & Retaining Exceptionally Gifted Talent: TLWC Episode #115 With Steve Cadigan
Catch up with Episode #115 where we welcomed Steve Cadigan, Steve is LinkedIn's first Chief HR officer and highly sought-after talent advisor to leaders and organizations across the globe.
Steve advises a wide range of innovative organizations that include Airbnb, Intel, Salesforce, The Country Music Association, Manchester United Football Club and the BBC. He is also regularly retained by some of Silicon Valley’s leading VC firms such as Andreesen Horowitz, & Sequoia, as well as top Consulting firms like Deloitte & McKinsey.
Steve speaks at conferences and teaches in major universities around the world. His work in helping shape the culture at LinkedIn led Stanford University to build a graduate-level class around this ground-breaking work. Throughout his career, the teams, cultures, and organizations he has led have been recognized as exceptional, “world-class” performers by the Wall Street Journal and Fortune Magazine.
Before launching his firm, Steve worked as an HR executive for over 25 years at a wide range of companies and industries including ESPRIT, Cisco Systems, Electronic Arts and capped by serving as the first CHRO for LinkedIn from 2009 through 2012, taking the company from a private firm of 400 employees, through an IPO and helping set it up to be the powerhouse that it has become today.
Today Steve serves on the Board of Directors to three companies and also sits on the Advisory Board of several other progressive organizations. In August of 2021 Steve published a ground-breaking book on the Future of Work titled Workquake: Embracing the Aftershocks of COVID-19 to Create a Better Model of Working. Even before its release it realized #1 on the Amazon list of Hot New Releases.
Tune in to find out more!
Productive Leadership With Ransford Jones: TLWC Episode #114
Tune in to Episode 14 where we welcomed Ransford Jones!
Ransford is a multi- sector visionary, eclectic, dynamic leader, an author, entrepreneur, certified executive/ Leadership coach and a relentless community advocate for Justice.
He is also the Pastor of the Destiny Gospel Centre in Markham Ontario, Canada.
He is a multi-sector leader, whose leadership experiences spanned over thirty years in profit and non- profit sectors , he served as a corporate executive in corporate Canada for many years, he served on many boards, national and international, including the Global Jamaica, diaspora council.
He has a College Diploma in Accounting and management, a Bachelors degree in Theology a Masters degree in Counselling and a honorary doctorate degree in divinity.
He has received serval prestigious awards, including the 2009 Weins Canada (Toyota&Lexus) International award, for excellence in Management, in Yokohama Japan
In 2021 he was awarded the prestigious BBPA Harry Jerome award for decade leadership
He is Married to his lovely wife of 24 years and they have two wonderful children.
Ransford's new book is also out, The 'Principles and Practices
of Productive Leadership'
Catch up with Episode #114 to dive into the above!
Disrupting The World of Patient Data: TLWC Ep #113 With Blanca Baez
Catch up with Episode #113 where we welcomed Blanca Baez, HealthTech Entrepreneur and CEO & Founder of DBounce, 'The Spotify for patient data'.
Blanca has specialized in the Pharma, Biotech, Healthcare, and AI for biomedicine sector for the past 18 years, having worked across the drug lifecycle and many disease areas. She has lived and worked across geographies and world regions.
Blanca's expertise and passion is in commercializing scientific breakthroughs and new disruptive technologies with left-field and effective business models.
Most recently, Blanca founded DBounce, which will become the world's complete and unequivocal source of patient self-reported data.
DBounce can also be seen as a social and medical movement to anchor the patient voice and experience to the core of every biomedicine discovery and healthcare decision – to drastically improve people’s lives in the context of disease.
Blanca has worn all DBounce hats: personally, she’s a chronic disease patient herself; and professionally, she has been the seller, user, builder, partner, and buyer of products and services based on patient data.
Blanca’s life journey matches her passion and conviction on the value she’s trying to generate for humans in the context of disease.
Tune into find out more about this amazing mission!
The Future of AI: TLWC Episode #111 With Tim Berce
Catch up with Episode #111 where we talk all things AI!
Can AI work in an ethical and sustainable way?
What are the benefits for the world of business?
Just how sophisticated can AI generated content become?
Tune into delve into the above and more...
Tim is the co-founder of Automatic Content, with a diverse background in marketing, beginning his career in direct response marketing and later serving as the head of email marketing for a large international digital marketing agency. He also worked as the head of content for a leading multinational retailer, where he led content teams and developed B2C and B2B strategies.
As a co-founder of Automatic Content, Tim now focuses on building fine-tuned AI language models paving the way for the future of AI-generated content.
In addition, Tim worked as a marketing consultant with companies across the US, Europe, and the Middle East.
Becoming an Effective Leader- Welcoming back Patrick Flesner: TWLC Episode #110
Join us for Episode #110 where we welcomed back Patrick Flesner, a leader who truly cares.
Patrick has been working in private equity, venture capital, and mergers & acquisitions for two decades.
He has invested in and worked with companies throughout the whole of Europe. As an investor, board member, coach, and mentor, he has been passing on his leadership and growth insights to founders, entrepreneurs, managers, leaders, and leadership teams of companies of all sizes.
His knowledge and experience in the realm of scaling businesses have been passionately delivered in his bestselling growth handbook ‘FastScaling: The Smart Path to Building Massively Valuable Businesses’.
Most recently, His leadership expertise is reflected in his leadership story ‘The Leadership House: A Leadership Tale about the Challenging Path to Becoming an Effective Leader’ set to be released later this month.
As an (independent) board member, he brings his growth and leadership related expertise, knowledge, and experience to the boardroom.
Patrick delivers both virtual and in-person workshops and keynotes for leadership teams across the globe. In his keynotes, he wraps all leadership and growth topics into exciting real-life stories that get his audience inspired. The insights and frameworks he shares equip leadership teams to grow their businesses, become highly effective leaders, embrace teamwork, implement change, and reach their biggest goals.
Tune in and check out Patrick's latest book below..
Creating Mentally Healthy Work Places: TLWC Episode #109 With Alison Unsted
Join us for episode #109 where we welcomed Alison Unsted
Alison has over 25 years’ experience gained in both operational and specialist global HR leadership roles across professional services, retail and STEM industries working for employers such as law firm Hogan Lovells, the John Lewis Partnership and BAE Systems plc. She is a subject matter expert in the field of diversity, inclusion, and workplace wellbeing.
Alison is UK CEO & Global Strategy Director for the City Mental Health Alliance, a global network of large organisations, predominately in the financial and professional services sector, collaborating together to create mentally healthy workplaces.
In her role, Alison works closely with the Board to set and deliver the CMHA strategy to ensure CMHA is well positioned to deliver to its future vision. Alison leads the Thriving at Work programme, working closely with member organisations, providing workplace assessments and consultancy support in helping them to identify priority areas in terms of mental wellbeing in the workplace, providing practical guidance, and working collaboratively across member organisations to deliver projects that support these priorities.
Tune in to catch up on all of the above!
Reinventing Supply Chain Finance With Viacheslav Oganezov: TLWC Episode #107
Episode #107 welcomed Viacheslav, the London School of Economics graduate, who learnt about the challenges banks and other non-bank financial institutions face during his former career at PwC, where he advised banks on developing and implementing digital strategies.
Due to the inability of large financial institutions to implement such strategies, the lack of capital available to businesses in emerging markets, and the abundance of capital seeking sustainable yields in developed markets, he and his co-founder Alex Fenechiu founded Finverity, a supply chain finance platform designed to mitigate all of these issues.
Viacheslav is responsible for the company's strategic direction, managing execution via setting clear objectives, ensuring team alignment, and instilling effective processes. He believes that the long-term success of Finverity is secured due to the quality of our product and the strength of our people and culture. He credits his consistently positive attitude, clarity of vision, and power of his intention to the daily practices he follows, such as yoga and meditation, and his overall simple lifestyle.
Tune in to hear more about Finverity's mission, and one of the faces behind it!
The Power of Entrepreneurship With Toot Shani: TLWC Episode #108
Join us for Episode #108 where we chatted with founder and managing partner at Sarona Partners and a Global Shapers at The World Economic Forum, Toot believes in the power of entrepreneurship to enhance our world.
Walking the talk by identifying and investing in exquisite entrepreneurial talent, building extraordinary businesses...
At Sarona Partners, they have a successful track record with seven of their portfolio companies reaching unicorn status, and five successfully acquired. With a large and diverse portfolio of 96 companies, Sarona provides their investors with broad exposure to a range of innovative businesses and an estimated portfolio value of $45B.
To add on this, Sarona's commitment to their portfolio companies goes beyond investment. Having innovation centers in the north, south and center of Israel, and an active community of 8,000 founders. Offering them global support in multi-channel and GTM strategies, finance, fundraising, and talent acquisition.
Tune in tomorrow to find out more about leadership within the venture capital sphere!
Building Inclusive Cultures With Danielle Rainha: TLWC Episode #106
Tune into Episode #106 where we continued celebrating the Month of International Women's day, welcoming another strong Female leader.
Danielle Rainha joined us, A Human Resources executive with more than 25 years of experience of generalist HR positions in different industries.
Current CHRO and Board member at SHV Energy. A strategic leader with broad management and track record in a global organizational environment. International experience with deep understanding of cultural diversity.
Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English. MBA in business administration, graduated Social Work and Marketing.
We explored building inclusive cultures and creating an environment where employees feel truly seen and listened to.
We also dive into how care, and business results can work in tandem without sacrificing one or the other!
Catch the full episode here...
Celebrating Bulgaria Liberation Day With Christo Popov: TLWC Episode #105
Episode #105 celebrated Bulgaria’s Liberation Day where we welcomed Christo Popov, born and raised in Communist Bulgaria.
Christo is the Founder and CEO of Fast Track – applying the Fast Track system to over 500 companies in 27 countries - Numerous publications in Forbes, Fortune, Business times of India, Manila times, Human Resource Management, and others - Member of YPO for 17 years, Education Chair for Europe, Chapter Chair -and Father of three amazing daughters.
Christo spent 2 years in Bulgaria/Russia Special forces before going on to achieve the following… MSc in International Economics – Sofia and Moscow - MBA – Cambridge University - Ph.D. – Harvard Business School - Joint Diploma in Management - Instead, London Business School. Chirsto also spent one year in an ashram in India to study Vedanta, Buddhism, and Zen.
Started over 25 companies in 10 countries - 2 bankruptcies, 2 IPOs, and two exits and completed over 12 M&A transactions to the total value of 1 B.
What an incredibly diverse background, tune in to find out more!
Innovative Agriculture With Shely Aronov: TLWC Episode #104
Listen in to our insightful conversation with Shely Aronov...
Shely is the CEO/co-founder of InnerPlant, a company creating crops that communicate via optical signals when they’re thirsty or sick to increase yields and reduce chemical use. Born in Israel, she is a Tel Aviv University graduate and holds an MBA from Standford.
As technology is on the rise, we find out all about the technology giving plants a voice, truly revolutionising farming and agriculture.
Tune in to find out exactly how all this works!
Life Beyond The Fog With Gene Bernier: TLWC Episode #103
As a Life Coach, LiveCast Host, Husband, and Father, Gene spent over 20 years in the world of tech as a leader building high performing teams and delivering predictable results for clients across multiple industries.
This gave me him a front row seat to watch people in business drive themselves into the ground and I believed there was a better way.
Now his mission is to influence people to discover what it would take for them to live their life with direction, presence, courage, boldness and to chart their path through the fog.
As a Coach Gene works with clients to step beyond their comfort zone to face their challenges, and to find one thing daily that can bring them closer to the life they desire.
Gene is also the host of the show LiveCast Conversation With and I interview guests to "peal" back the curtain on the bumps and triumphs of their story.
Tune in to discover what it truly means to live beyond the fog...
Attracting & Retaining Top Of The Line Talent With Adja Ba: TLWC Episode #102
"If a single secret to organizational success existed, it would be this: recruiting, empowering, and retaining top-of-the-line talent"
Adja has more than 23 years’ of energy industry experience.
Ba held several HR leadership positions more recently as the Chief Human Resources Officer at Franklin Energy and worked for 20 years for the French multi-national Electricite de France.
Mrs Ba has created strong alliances among executives, peers, and stakeholders. She is an accomplished executive who excels at analyzing lucrative global business needs, identifying growth opportunities, and attaining leverage in competitive markets.
She is an influential strategist who develops processes and procedures to address workforce design and positively impact company change, and who aligns awareness of cultural, economic, and social matters to deliver effective policies. Her dedication to maximizing bottom-line performance and delivering service excellence can be key for any project.
As an HR Leader, she also has an extensive experience in managing safety and establishing a safety culture for our employees.
Bossing Up With Sheena Yap Chan: TLWC Ep #101
Listen in to Episode #101 where we welcomed Sheena Yap Chan..
Sheena is a keynote speaker, podcaster, consultant, and author on building self-confidence. She currently inspires women through her award-winning podcast called The Tao of Self-Confidence where she interviews Asian women about their inner journey to self-confidence. A book under the same name will be launching on May 2023.
Her mission is to help Asian Women boost their confidence to live their authentic selves, help Asian Women create a voice in the world, and create a stronger representation for Asian women. Sheena has been featured on MindValley, slice.ca, Marketing in Asia, Manila Times and more. She is also the TOP 100 Filipinos to follow on LinkedIn for inspiration and learning in 2020. She is also the co-author of the International bestselling book Asian Women Who Boss Up.
Listen in to find out more about bossing up and living authentically, unapologetically.
Diversifying The Global Tech Sector With Manara: TLWC Ep#100!
Join us where we welcomed the Women behind Manara!
'Manara' deriving from an Arabic name meaning light- Laila & Iliana truly are beacons of light.
With a mission to unlock the human potential of the Middle East and North Africa, Manara are building a community committed to diversifying the global tech sector while uplifting the economies of the Middle East and North Africa, with a focus on Palestine and women.
Laila Abudahi is CTO and Co-Founder of Manara, a social impact start-up connecting talented developers from the Middle East and North Africa to global job opportunities. Manara focuses especially on Palestine and female developers.
Lalia was born and raised in Gaza, where she graduated with a degree in computer engineering from Al-Azhar University, she hacked her way from Gaza into becoming a software engineer at top tech companies in Silicon Valley, working at Nvidia as a senior software engineer building autonomous vehicles.
Iliana Montauk is a Polish-American who started studying Arabic at the age of 17. She has worked at Google and Upwork, where she was a product manager in charge of the supply side of the largest talent marketplace in the world. Before Manara, she co-founded and directed Gaza Sky Geeks, a startup accelerator & tech hub in Gaza run by Mercy Corps and funded by Google. While she was there, she ran the largest crowdfunding campaign in the history of the Arab region and increased women’s participation in talent pipeline activities from 25% to 49%. She holds a BA from Harvard and is a Fulbright Fellow.
Tune in to find out more about the amazing work Manara is carrying out.
Bringing Out The Best in Your Team: TLWC Episode #99 With Dave Collins
Listen in to find out more about Dave's take on leadership!
We delve into the complexities of people management and bringing out the best in a room full of different personalities.
Dave has worked in defence industry, then Diamond Tooling then Automotive for 20 years and now VELUX for the last 7, so about 40 years in manufacturing and Engineering.
Held roles as Global Directors for Quality, Environment, Health, and Safety in Global Corporations
Travelled widely and industrialised products in America, China, India, Europe, South Africa
6 Sigma Master Black Belt, training Black belts and management teams
Hobbies include Computer Gaming, Reading, Motorcycles, competitive target shooting.
Motivated by being told something can’t be done. (Draw the line at Time Travel)
Outlook on life…..every day you wake up is a good one.
It was great to have you Dave!
Championing Neurodiversity With Professor Amanda Kirby: TLWC Episode #98
Amanda is an emeritus professor at the University of South Wales and an honorary professor at Cardiff University. She has clinical and research experience and founded and ran a transdisciplinary clinical and research team for 20 years relating to neurodiversity. She is a qualified GP and has a Ph.D. relating to emerging adulthood and neurodiversity. She has initiated and run a Masters in SEN programme.
Amanda is also the founder and CEO of Do-IT Solutions, a tech for good company that provides neurodiversity screening and web-based support tools for schools and for adults in education and employment.
Amanda has been on government advisory boards (e.g., Hidden Impairment National Group) as well as advising UK and international charities in the field of neurodiversity. This includes being a patron of the Dyspraxia Association in New Zealand, and Chair of Movement Matters UK. She is also the current chair of the ADHD Foundation and works closely with many other charities working in this area
She has written 9 books and more than 100 research papers in the field and her latest book published in 2021:'Neurodiversity at Work, Drive Innovation, Performance and Productivity with a Neurodiverse Workforce' has won the Business Book Awards 2022 for EDI. Amanda has been voted one of the top UK HR Thinkers in 2022 and also one the lifetime achievement awards at the National Diversity Awards as well as being voted in the power 50.
Amanda has lived experience of neurodiversity first hand, as she sees herself as neurodivergent as well as being a parent of neurodivergent children, and grandchildren.
On top of the above, She has a new book on Neurodiversity in Education coming out in 2023 with authors Paul Ellis and Abby Osbourne!
The Search For a More Sustainable & Equitable World: Episode #97 With Carolina García Arbeláez
We're super excited to welcome Carolina García Arbeláez, Global Sustainability and Innovation Director at Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Carolina is an inspiring leader with 10 years of experience working for a more equitable and sustainable world. She is a One Young World Ambassador and one of the 88 women around the world chosen for the Homeward Bound leadership program and its Antarctic Expedition in 2019!
She is the founder of Still New, a sustainable fashion for children start up and currently works as Global Sustainability and Innovation Director for ABInBev and is the Co-lead of the 100+ Accelerator.
She has been working for ABInBev over the past four years in Sustainability at a local, regional and global scale. She has published several articles in national and international media.
For more than 3 years she worked in WWF in the international climate negotiations (from COP19 to COP22) and in local climate advocacy.
She has taught international environmental law courses at Rosario and Externado University as well as being the author of the climate change book “Cambio climático: lo que está en juego” and author of the booklets “El Acuerdo de París: así actuará Colombia frente al cambio climático”, amongst others.
Welcoming back our first ever leader who cares!: Episode #96 With Patrick Hamilton Walsh
We are super excited to welcome back our first ever guest! Episode #1- Patrick Hamilton Walsh.
As we approached our 100th episode, we celebrated by catching up with our first leader who truly cares.
Patrick is an award-winning author and keynote speaker who has presented his insights and work to audiences, governments and leading corporations across the world.
Working to ensure everyone receives an equal chance in life, he has focused extensively on creating solutions to global mega trends for the benefit of all.
A results-oriented executive with over 20 years domestic and international experience in start-ups, multinational corporations and major accounting firms. With a start-up DNA, Walsh has been highly successful in building relationships with decision makers, seizing control of critical problem areas, and delivering on commitments. The celebrations keep coming, Patrick has also just released his new book which has been in the making over the past tumultuous 4 years, ‘Talent Cities- How the Nordics are Winning the Race for Talent’
Giving women a seat at the table : Episode #95 with Alix Edmiston
It all starts with a compelling story.
Alix Edmiston is a Canadian corporate communications strategist who works with leaders in tech and financial services to hone their unique story to place them at the centre of the conversation. Whether they want to thrive as a thought leader on LinkedIn, elevate their brand via traditional media, or introduce something new and exciting to the marketplace, she will get them the engagement they desire.
As a passionate gender diversity champion, she is helping leaders promote and develop their female talent. She holds a certificate in women’s executive leadership from Yale University where she earned an A+. She wrote her book Confessions from the Cubicle to share stories about the unique problems young women face in the corporate world. She is one of the co-founders of Better and Stronger Allies Together, an initiative started by Benchmark Corp and uOttawa to bring male allies together to help drive concrete change to close the gender gap.
Celebrating our differences with Jess Meredith: Episode #94
Jess Meredith is a neurodiversity advocate, trainer and speaker. She is a proud ADHDer and parent to wonderful neurodiverse children. She is on a mission to create inclusive environments for those with a neurological difference such as ADHD, autism and dyslexia, from schools to the workplace, and beyond. Jess is passionate about raising awareness with people before neurodiversity impacts them personally. She firmly believes that to create truly inclusive societies we must all accept and embrace our neuro-diversities.
She uses her lived experience and the power of storytelling to deliver unforgettable talks. Jess is a staunch advocate for reframing the narrative around neurodiversity. She has delivered talks and spoken on panels for Accenture, The Adecco Group, Capgemini, Coulter Partners and more.
Jess' social enterprise, Differing Minds, supports organisations to be more neuro-inclusive through training, consulting, coaching and more. Differing Minds also delivers lessons to primary school children about neurodiversity to firstly, improve the school environment for neurodivergent children, and secondly, to create the change needed more broadly in society by educating and empowering future generations.
The Search For Inner Peace With Jin Dawod: Episode #93
Listen in to Episode #93 where we learn all about the inspiring story behind Jin Dawod's life.
Who is Jin Dawod?
One of the lucky people who came out alive from the bombs, snipers, and anti-aircraft guns of the Syrian War,
Jin Dawod is the Founder of Peace Therapist, a Platform that works B2B and B2C psychological therapy, it is a social initiative that provides free therapy for refugees traumatized by war.
She is proficient in 4 languages and is a sworn translator in 3 languages. She has been working actively in the fields of human rights, refugee rights and women's empowerment. The aim is to equip and empower women with the necessary skills, confidence and opportunities to succeed in STEM career fields and Entrepreneurship.☮️
And to empower refugees mentally and psychologically to heal and have the strength and ability to continue their new life and also themselves support the host communities.
Leading With The Heart: Episode #92 With Arnaud Saint-Paul
Episode #92 welcomed Arnaud Saint-Paul to the podcast!
As a philanthropist and award-winning serial software, finance, and social impact entrepreneur for more than 20 years, living between Los Angeles and Paris, Arnaud went through his awakening at the young age of 13.
While having a successful career in Finance and Technology across continents, Arnaud has been travelling throughout the world to study the different religions and philosophies on an interesting relentless quest to understand himself.
Arnaud’s life purpose is now to open billions of hearts and help them find harmony inside and out.
Inclusive Leadership With Umran Beba: Episode #91
The Leaders Who Care Episode #91 With Umran Beba
An experienced senior business executive with general management, talent, and diversity background. Close to 35 years of experience in Consumer Goods Industry where 25 years was with PepsiCo in four different locations namely Istanbul, Hong Kong, Dubai, and New York. She was the Asia Pacific President of PepsiCo following president and general management roles in Southeast Europe, East Mediterranean /Middle East, and Turkey. She has been in Chief HR Officer and Chief Diversity Officer roles in her career.
Umran Beba is the co-Founder of the Beba Innovation and Entrepreneurship Foundation since 2018. She is an Independent Non-Executive Board Director in Bakkavor Group plc., co-Vice Chair in the board of International Youth Foundation and a trustee of Purchase College Foundation board.
She is also a partner at August Leadership based in N.Y. as a search, leadership, and diversity consultant since 2020.
Having recently launched a book called Leaders with Purpose in Turkish (Deger Yaratan Liderler) with her co-author Arzu Cekirge Paksoy, listen in to find out more!
Getting To Know Yourself: Episode #90 With Mike Radoor
The Leaders Who Care Episode #90 With Mike Radoor.
We welcome Mike Radoor, a serial entrepreneur with 3 successful exits (at the age of 33).
Mike’s specialty lies in Scale-Ups and hardcore focus/goal setting structure, he’s also a trained Master Coach (lifestyle coach), Behavioural Coach and Performance Nutrition Coach, Mike's true can-do attitude and mindset in everyday life is brimming with an infectious drive and passion.
Unleashing Potential: Episode #89 With Judith Jungmann
Listen in the Episode #89 with Judith Jungmann!
Judith has 25 years of experience in the people function and is still fascinated by it, she believes that ultimately the driver of business success is people.
Prior to joining Beckers as CHRO in 2018 (where she was also responsible to set a sustainability strategy for the business), Judith has been responsible for People and Communications at Scout24 with a special focus on the transformation of business and HR after the acquisition by private equity. Her HR school was Danone, where she started in Germany and was promoted HR Director very quickly, before she moved to international roles like Global Talent Director and Regional HR Director, responsible for 12 countries, both mature and emerging. She started her career at Siemens. Her motto is "unleashing potential of individuals and organisations" since a long time. Judith holds a first and second law degree and tries to learn about topics like leadership, organizational development, people development on a continuous basis, she cannot get enough of reading, listening and discussing about it.
Being a Caring Leader Without The Title: Episode #88 With Heather R. Younger
The Leaders Who Care: Episode 88 with Heather R. Younger
In this episode, Marian M.P. Temelkov, Global CEO of Dynamis Group, welcomes to the podcast Heather Younger- Author of The Art Of Caring Leadership.
Heather is an experienced keynote speaker, two-time author, and the CEO and Founder of Employee Fanatix, a leading employee engagement, leadership development, and DEI consulting firm, where she is on a mission to help leaders understand the power they possess to ensure people feel valued at work.
✅The importance of creating a culture of listening
✅Bringing your best self In order to empower others
✅How being a leader who cares doesn’t necessarily mean having a title
Making Space- Episode #87 With Daniel Sih
Episode #86 welcomes Director of Spacemakers and award winning author, Daniel Sih.
Daniel is the co-founder of Spacemakers®, a productivity consulting group for busy leaders. His book "Spacemaker - how to unplug, unwind and think clearly in the digital age" won best personal development book in the Australian Business Book Awards in 2021, and was a finalist for best technology book and best cover design.
As a trainer, coach and keynote speaker, Daniel has worked with CEO’s, executives, and other senior professionals throughout Australia and beyond. He is the creator of best-selling productivity courses such as Email Ninja, List Assassin and Priority Samurai with more than 20,000 students online and offline.
Daniel has a broad professional history in which caring for humanity has always been at the core of, including leadership roles in physiotherapy, health management, project management and Christian ministry.
Daniel is also about to release his second book!- “Raising Tech-Healthy Humans”- a parenting book to help parents reset their children's tech habits and give them a great start to life. This drops in November!
Effective Leadership In Uncertain Times: Episode #86 With Yael Rozencwajg
The Leaders Who Care: Episode #86 with Yael Rozencwajg
In this episode, Marian M.P. Temelkov, Global CEO of Dynamis Group, welcomes to the podcast, Yael Rozencwajg- Founder & CEO of The Road to Sustainability, and Nevelab Technologies, a purpose-driven platform for large enterprises building the next generation in sustainability and efficiency solutions which completely re-thinks the decision making cycles with breakthrough technologies! She is a 20+ years serial entrepreneur in tech, working with corps, a startup advisor, as well as a fellow podcaster!
Care After Clocking Out: Episode #85 With Marc Hull-Jacquin
In this episode, Marian M.P. Temelkov, Global CEO of Dynamis Group, welcomes to the podcast Marc Hull-Jacquin - Founder and Executive Director at Shelter Movers
A passionate social justice leader, Marc founded Shelter Movers while on parental leave in 2016. Struck by how dangerous and complicated it can be for survivors attempting to leave an abuser, Marc developed the innovative, survivor-focused moving service with the guidance of local women’s shelters. Shelter Movers’ volunteer-powered service fills a critical gap in Canada’s social safety net, as the only one of this kind in Canada. The organization currently moves thousands of families in crisis annually in cities across the country.
Prior to this, Marc spent 15 years working in government relations, program evaluation, and policy development, providing expertise to the public service and private corporations, including Enbridge, Accreditation Canada, the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario, and the Health Profession Regulatory Advisory Council (ON).
Marc sits on a number of Boards, including the Betty Dejong Foundation (Ontario) and the Solid Grounds Legal Clinic (Nova Scotia). In 2022, Marc was awarded the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal for his work with Shelter Movers. He holds a Master of Arts (Anthropology), focusing on Austronesian indigenous societies’ resistance to cultural hegemony.
Non-Hierarchical Leadership With Oliver Iltisberger Episode #84
Episode #84 welcomed Oliver Iltisberger- CEO of Schoeller Allibert
Schoeller Allibert is a market leader of returnable plastic packing solutions driving sustainability in smart logistics.
Previously Oliver was the Division President of Smart Buildings in ABB, a global $3bn business focusing on market leading home and building automation solutions.
Prior to that, as Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Committee, Oliver led the Asia Pacific and then the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region of Landis+Gyr, a publicly listed global leader for smart metering and smart grid solutions.
We explore Non-Hierarchical leadership with Oliver, touching upon...
✅ Being Approachable
✅Leading by Example
✅Management Principles & Values
Know your Strengths & Shadows- Episode #83 With Ellie Norman.
In this episode, Marian M.P. Temelkov, Global CEO of Dynamis Group, welcomes to the podcast Ellie Norman - Former CMO at Formula 1.
Ellie Norman is an inspirational, marketing leader with particular strength in building brands and creating customer impact. Ellie has managed ‘challenger’ brands, brand revitalisations and turnarounds in fast-moving, consumer-centric, highly commercial environments, including media telco, automotive, and sports entertainment, at the global, regional, and national levels.
In 2004 Ellie was headhunted to join Honda Motor Europe as Communications Manager. Accolades include ‘Impossible Dream’ TV ad and winning ‘Advertiser of the Decade’ 2012 The Arrows. In 2009 Ellie’s role was expanded to lead the communications strategy for 27 markets responsible for pan-European Advertising, media, digital, and printed materials.
In September 2012 Ellie was asked to join Virgin Media as Head of Advertising. During her time at Virgin Media, Ellie led the evolvement of all Brand campaigns with a renewed focus on the key drivers of Brand Equity and ultimately the value ‘Brand’ contributes to the business. This resulted in Virgin Media’s most effective brand communications and creatively the first Gold Arrow for the Bolt 9.58-sec ad.
In january 2014 Ellie’s role was expanded to develop and lead the strategy and implementation of Sponsorship. This resulted in a shift away from V Festival and an emphasis on strategically relevant partnerships and included Southampton Football Club, Football Supporters Federation, BAFTA TV and EGX.
Following the change in ownership at F1, in 2017 Ellie was asked to join the management team as the company's first Director of Marketing to lead the sport in growing its fan base, defining its vision, values & purpose, and ultimately delivering sustainable growth. This included a new identity for the sport after 24 years and a focus on fan engagement. This role was expanded to include Research & Analytics, subscription acquisition, CRM/MarTech, Customer Service, Brand Experience and Web/App & Social Media.
Ellie is a fellow of The Marketing Academy, NED of the Marketing Society, a member of Marketing Group Great Britain, and has a passion for Barry’s Bootcamp and classic Porsches.
Leading by Example: Episode #82 with Krum Garkov
In this episode with Krum Garkov, Executive Director at eu-LISA:
✔️ What does serving in the public sector look like,
✔️ The role of cultural care in governmental success,
✔️ Addressing digital security’s challenges and threats,
✔️ The latest digital transformation and security trends,
✔️ How to proactively address the digital security topic, and more!
Mr. Garkov is a goal-oriented, innovative technology strategist driving large-scale global operations to optimize IT portfolio management and operational efficiency. He has more than 15 years of cross-cultural experience spanning the public and private sectors, complemented by two Master's degrees in the area of information technology and an MBA.
From 2007 until taking up the ED post in eu-LISA Mr. Garkov was Operations Director for the Experian Group ltd., a leading global information provider serving the finance industry. He commanded all delivery centre operations and ensured the alignment of technology solutions with business objectives across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India.
Prior to that, Mr. Garkov worked as a Program Manager at Hewlett Packard, a major technology company, where he was responsible for key program initiatives, including a large-scale data centre consolidation and application portfolio consolidation and integration.
From 2003 to 2006 he served the Bulgarian National Revenue Agency as a CIO, where he delivered several successful initiatives, including the country-wide implementation of a new core revenue management system and infrastructure. He also led the agency to receive recognition as a first-class ICT organization.
In 1996 Mr. Krum joined the Centre for Mass Privatization (Bulgaria), the specialized government agency overseeing the privatization of public assets in Bulgaria. In the Centre, Mr. Krum shared various responsibilities. Initially, he was appointed National Coordination Senior Expert to manage information technology strategy and operations. Within two years, he was named Deputy Director of ICT.
About the Agency: eu-LISA, with its seat in Tallinn, fulfills the operational management tasks for the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II), Visa Information System (VIS) and EURODAC. The Agency thereby supports the implementation of the EU's border management, asylum and migration policies. The Agency started its operations on 1 December 2012. The headquarters of the Agency is in Tallinn (Estonia), while the operational management of the large-scale systems is carried out in Strasbourg (France) with a backup site in Sankt Johann im Pongau (Austria).
Tune in for the final episode of Season 2!
How to M&A with Care: Episode #81 with Jean-Michel Noé
In this episode with Jean-Michel Noé - Group M&A & Business Development Director at Korian:
✔️ How do mergers and acquisitions (M&A) really work,
✔️ What determines a successful M&A,
✔️ Is the M&A process the same in every industry,
✔️ What role does Leadership Due Diligence play in the M&A process,
✔️ Why involving the local experts is critical, and more!
Jean-Michel Noé is an experienced professional with a focus on International M&A, European Healthcare, Corporate Development, Strategic Partnerships, and Innovation & Investment. Currently, he serves as the Group M&A and Business Development Director at Korian.
Korian's M&A department has several responsibilities within the group, but is mainly focused on international development. But when it comes to M&A, “Mergers and acquisitions are a people business, before being a financial question. This is why relations with local actors through our networks in our living areas are essential. To select them, it is important to remember that an M&A strategy stems from a corporate vision. This is why Korian has implemented strategic and financial criteria that enable us to ensure value creation, and which remain central to this entire process,” Jean-Michel shares.
About the company: Korian provides a range of medical and non-medical care and support services for the elderly and people with short or longer-term health issues. Korian’s services cater to a wide variety of needs and circumstances, ranging from a helping hand at home or occasional out-patient care, to temporary or permanent live-in care at specialist facilities like post-acute care or rehabilitation clinics and nursing homes.
Korian has more than 900 care facilities and networks in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands and Belgium. Besides, Korian is listed on Euronext Paris and employs more than 55 000 people.
Where Caring Meets Scaling: Episode #80 with Jure Knehtl
In this episode with Jure Knehtl, CEO of WeScale:
✔️ How to know if you are ready to scale the business,
✔️ What changes when you start scaling,
✔️ The role of the company’s culture in talent retention,
✔️ Why being honest with your clients pays off,
✔️ How to onboard with care, and more!
Jure Knehtl, the CEO of WeScale, is an expert in scaling e-commerce businesses in the EU. He had scaled 10 businesses from 4- to 7 digits by investing more than €42,500,000 on Facebook and Instagram ads. He holds a record of 20,000 products sold a day by winning the hearts and minds of customers with localization in Europe, influencer marketing, and UGC.
Having started his first successful business at the age of 21, Jure understands and values all aspects of running a fast-growing e-commerce business and provides partnerships to selected founders in his WeScale eCommerce boutique agency.
Leadership Strengths and Shortcomings in the Balkans: Episode #79 with Jakob Modéer
In this episode with Jakob Modéer, Regional Manager of the Swiss Entrepreneurship Program:
✔️ Opportunities and challenges in the Balkan region from the Western perspective,
✔️ The role of culture in the country’s economy,
✔️ Why an economic system would need plurality,
✔️ Using entrepreneurship as a vessel to massively help,
✔️ How to practically support less developed countries, and more!
Swedish by origin, American/British by education, and Balkanite by marriage and life! 30+years of living, working, failing, surviving, and succeeding in southeast Europe. Factory-owner, exporter, job creator, motivator, storyteller and now, startup ecosystem supporter with the Swiss Entrepreneurship Program.
Being born and raised in Sweden, a country that scores in the top 10 of any global development index, made for a wonderful and worry-free childhood. As a teenager, with restlessness with life in a society of collective conformity and completion, Jakob applied to study for a high school year in the US, which was followed by BA studies at Lewis & Clark College out in Oregon. At the American university, Jakob was struck by the openness of the discourse, the closeness of the professors and their push for well-argued cases to improve the status quo, and the equal rejection of unsupported complaining.
Graduation coincided with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rush for societal change in East Europe and the USSR. Jakob got a job in Moscow, constructing the first golf course in the USSR. The encounter with the negative effects of totalitarianism and the planned economy was eye-opening. Finding a way to operate and get a job done in a completely different culture was an incredible challenge, a learning journey that Jakob now treasures very much. Today, 30+ years later, he recognizes that those months in the Soviet capital were his watershed moment, he knew at that moment, that this is where he wanted to be – on the front lines of the re-introduction of individual freedoms, free market, and free-thinking.
During the last three decades in the lands of southeast Europe aka The Balkans, Jakob has started and failed as a factory owner, succeeded as an exporter of multiple products, worked as a consultant on job creation programs, and advised national and local governments on the art of creating jobs (often in deprived geographical areas) and most recently managing a program which puts entrepreneurs first, as the primary change agents, in a transitional society.
Leadership and Awakening: Episode #78 with Catherine Bell
In this episode with Catherine Bell, Founder of The Awakened Company:
✔️ How to build caring companies and inspire awakening,
✔️ The importance of thanking life through kindness,
✔️ 3 practical hacks to improve any relationships,
✔️ How to create your “I am” statement,
✔️ The future of work and collaboration, and more!
Catherine Bell is a successful serial entrepreneur, business leader, and best-selling business author who focuses on awakening the fire within as the Founder of The Awakened Company. She founded BluEra, a Profit 500 executive search firm. As a top-200 growing company in Canada and top-10 in Alberta, BluEra was a successful example of the Awakened Company System in action, one that is being integrated into the Smith (Queen's) School of Business Masters of Entrepreneurship. She now helps organizations develop culture strategies.
Catherine’s revolutionary business book, The Awakened Company, was awarded the Nautilus Book Awards in Business & Leadership, a bestseller one week after its release, a bestseller on Amazon, chosen as “8 of The Best Leadership Books of 2015”, and recognized as a top-book combining business and mindfulness. Catherine has been published in Fortune, HBR, Profit, Conscious Company Magazine, Women of Influence, and has written for the UN. She has worked around the globe from the UK to Cuba, with Fortune 500 companies, and serial entrepreneurs. Catherine has an MBA from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, a sociology degree from Western University, is certified in the Enneagram, and is a yoga instructor. She was a Jarislowsky Fellow at the Haskayne School of Business and is on the Expert Panel for the Canadian Centre for the Purpose of the Corporation.
She also started The Awakened Project, which is a jewellery line that helps females get out of poverty by starting their own businesses with microloans. Catherine has also been a Board Member of the Distress Centre and Open to Grow. She currently is an Advisor to the Impact Society and Telus Spark (Science Centre), and the Dalai Lama Center. She has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors Not for Profit Essentials Program, and her focus is to be a healthy universal muse to radiate love, wisdom, and power in everything she does.
It All Starts with the Mindset: Episode #77 with German Coppola
In this episode with German Coppola - Co-Founder and CEO of Yumiwi:
✔️ How to inspire entrepreneurial spirit into your kids,
✔️ Using a personal checklist before starting each day,
✔️ How to develop a solid self-care morning routine,
✔️ Practical tools to support your mindfulness and productivity, and more!
German Coppola is the CEO and co-founder of Yumiwi, an event automatization platform that is helping organizations and brands capture, clean, and integrate event data so that brands can make better decisions.
As a tech entrepreneur who focuses on building people skills above all else, he has successfully created and conceptualized several successful companies which revolve around events, technology, and shared experiences. As the Founder and CEO, he works alongside marketers, designers, and technologists to make sense of the event industry by identifying unspoken users’ needs and trends.
He is also a Speaker, Mentor, Course creator, and host of his YouTube Channel and Podcast where he dives deep into Productivity, Mindset, and Technology. German loves reading, listening to music, and spending quality time with his family while teaching his three kids values and strategies of what it is to be and think like an entrepreneur.
Scaling a Global Business with Care: Episode #76 with Sergiu Negut
In this episode with Sergiu Negut, Co-Founder & EVP at FintechOS:
✔️ The importance of showing up as the real you,
✔️ How can care be translated across various business ventures,
✔️ How to utilize the power of momentum,
✔️ Scaling the business with care and intention, and more!
Sergiu is a reputed entrepreneur, angel investor, speaker, and lecturer at Maastricht School of Management. He has a positive track record of business growth in different roles (adviser, board member, angel investor, manager) and across different industries (healthcare, IT&C, financial services, HR, consulting).
Committed to building powerful teams and backed by a broad experience in business development, including M&A & startups, Sergiu co-founded FintechOS, a company that deploys its technology in more than 20 markets on 4 continents and is backed by some of the most reputable VCs in Europe. Sergiu coordinates Finance & Investor Relations, HR and Operations, bringing his strong contribution to the overall strategy and development of the FintechOS.
The company’s centrepiece technology, FintechOS, puts automation and personalisation at the heart of innovation, allowing financial services providers to transform the digital customer experience quickly and affordably.
In 2020, FintechOS was recognized as Europe’s hottest fintech startup and ranked among the most well-funded VC-backed tech companies in Europe (CB Insights).
The Future of Bioscience: Episode #75 with Keith Williams
In this episode, Marian M.P. Temelkov, Global CEO at Dynamis Group, welcomes to the podcast Keith Williams - Co-founder and Managing Director at Phenotypeca.
Tune in and discover:
✔️ What is bioscience and what does it have in store for humanity,
✔️ How to create a caring environment for teams to thrive,
✔️ Applying care when facing adversity,
✔️ The role of effective communication when leading diverse teams,
✔️ About the ability to recharge, and more!
Keith Williams is Co-founder and Managing Director of Phenotypeca, the ‘go-to’ platform for the development of baker’s yeast strains that is making life-saving medicines more affordable and accessible for all that need them. He is an entrepreneur, investor and director with over thirty years’ global experience in the IT and Healthcare sectors and a strong interest in the intersection of the two disciplines.
Keith has used this expertise to spearhead multiple industry-leading biotechnology projects, most recently assembling a consortium of world leaders in robotics, automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to collectively develop a revolutionary Lab 4.0 approach. Keith has an MSc in Biochemical Engineering and a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Birmingham, and is a self-confessed cricket nut.
Phenotypeca is becoming the ‘go-to’ platform for the development of baker’s yeast strains for industrial-scale manufacture of vaccines, therapeutic and other recombinant proteins. These markets had over $200billion in revenue globally in 2020 and Phenotypeca offers an animal free, sustainable option for both these specific markets and other industrial applications.
Phenotypeca has generated the World’s largest collection of diverse baker’s yeast strains engineered for industrial recombinant protein production and is developing the ground-breaking Lab 4.0 approach alongside a consortium of World leaders in machine learning, robotics and artificial intelligence. Phenotypeca is currently fundraising and was recently awarded a grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a project in the vaccine development space.
Caring About Climate Change: Episode #74 with Lubomila Jordanova
In this episode with Lubomila Jordanova - Founder and CEO of Plan A:
✔️ How to care for the Planet as a business,
✔️ The path of discovering your true calling,
✔️ Building a sustainable and appreciated team,
✔️ The role of consistent self-management and care,
✔️ Where to find a like-minded community that cares, and more!
Lubomila Jordanova is the co-founder and CEO of Plan A, a software provider offering an end-to-end platform that uses machine learning and science to enable businesses to manage and improve their carbon and ESG performance.
Lubomila is also co-founder of the Greentech Alliance, a community of more than 1,500 startups connected to more than 500 advisors from VC, media, and business. Prior to Plan A, she worked in investment banking and venture capital as well as the fintech industry in Asia and Europe. She was an official speaker at COP26 and G7 and serves as an Obama Foundation Europe Leader 2022. Lubomila has been recognised as a MIT Innovator Under 35 Europe 2022, Marshall Fund Fellow 2022, Top 50 Women in Tech in Germany 2021 (Handelsblatt) and 30 under 30 (Forbes), among others.
About Plan A:
Plan A is a leading corporate carbon accounting and decarbonisation software solutions provider. The German company has developed a SaaS platform that combines cutting-edge technology and the latest scientific standards and methodologies (certified by TÜV Rheinland). The end-to-end software solution automates CO2 emissions calculation, carbon reduction planning, and ESG reporting for businesses.
Founded in 2017, the company has already received several awards, most recently Generali’s SME EnterPRIZE Award 2021 and the prestigious The Europas Award 2021. Plan A closed a Series A funding round of USD 10 million in November 2021 (HV Capital and Keen Venture Partners, joining Demeter, coparion, and Softbank as investors). Plan A is a B Corp certified business and adheres to strict social and environmental standards.
Can We Over-care? Episode #73 with Zane Bojāre
In this episode with Zane Bojāre, Head of Marketing and Communications at Startup Wise Guys:
✔️ The concept of social entrepreneurship and care within it,
✔️ Practicing sustainability in business and personal life,
✔️ How to best support founders and be of service,
✔️ Why caring too much may become harmful,
✔️ Not letting self-care be neglected, and more!
After 10+ years in marketing communications and building her own company - a social enterprise providing senior employment and minimizing textile waste, Zane is currently helping techy startup founders become successful entrepreneurs at one of Europe’s top startup accelerators – Startup Wise Guys.
She is the main person behind a comprehensive Startup Scene report about the Baltic region and an active Co-Creator at Riga TechGirls.
Untypical for the tech sector, she holds a Master's degree in Philosophy.
Leading a Passionate Life: Episode #72 with Dr. Karin Lubin
In this episode with Dr. Karin Lubin - a coach, teacher, trainer, speaker, and international director of The Passion Test®:
✔️ Where does passion come from,
✔️ How to discover your top-5 passions,
✔️ The theory of thriving, surviving, and alignment,
✔️ Discovering what the organization’s passions are,
✔️ The choice of leaving a positive impact, and more!
Karin Lubin, EdD, is a coach, teacher, trainer, speaker, international director of The Passion Test®, and creator of the series, My Life Through the Seasons, A Wisdom Journal and Planner®.
Karin clearly remembers the day, twenty years ago, when she decided she would stop obsessing over her thoughts and her career and decided to instead go for what felt better! That realization led her to switch careers and begin to do all that she can to help others to go deeper to be greater.
When she was 8 years old and her parents were in the midst of a messy divorce, Karin discovered the power of journaling to help her work through her thoughts and emotions. Over many years of journaling, she discovered that this kind of self-reflection allowed her to get in touch with buried or ignored aspects of herself and helped her to see herself in relationship with herself, with others, and with the natural world of which we are all a part.
Karin hopes that counsellors, therapists, coaches, and individuals use her Seasonal Wisdom Journals as tools to define, refine, dive in, explore, understand and build emotional intelligence and resiliency in this changing world. She encourages everyone to Go Deeper to Be Greater!
Karin is also dedicated to coaching of a different sort—as a personal trainer. She channels her passion for physical health, fitness, and bodybuilding by leading online workouts three times a week.
Using Social Media for Good: Episode #71 with Zachery Dereniowski
In this episode with Zachery Dereniowski - Mental Health and Kindness Ambassador:
✔️ The journey from the lowest point to making a global, positive impact,
✔️ Understanding what the youth struggle with today,
✔️ How to spread kindness and express care to bring joy and inspire,
✔️ Powerful examples of the best social media can offer,
✔️ How can we all start supporting strangers, and more!
In the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, mental health activist Zachery Dereniowski found himself at a personal breaking point. With the hope of giving people a voice and the confidence that they are not alone in their struggles, Zach started sharing mental health content.
Zachery started a movement that seeks to normalize conversations around mental health and well-being. Social media provided a platform to bring a global community together during COVID, a time when people are yearning for a way to connect, be authentic, and be vulnerable. Zachery hopes to inspire people through his simple but powerful formula: "Vulnerability = Relatability = Empowerment".
As of today, over a million followers on Instagram and YouTube, and almost 7 million followers on TikTok, witness Zachery’s acts of kindness (find him as “MDMotivator”). Through his passion and sincerity, he powerfully inspires others to care as well and leave a positive impact on the people around them.
Zachery has also appeared on various podcasts and News media outlets, including ABC News and Studio10 in Australia, spreading the message of care for mental health, and inspiration for more acts of kindness.
Ambassador to the United Nations on Caring Leadership: Episode #70 with Bob Rae
In this episode, Marian M.P. Temelkov, Global CEO of Dynamis Group, welcomes to the podcast Bob Rae - Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations in New York.
Tune in and hear about:
✔️ Why great leaders should go into politics,
✔️ What does it take to work in the public service,
✔️ The role of ego, resilience, and care in leadership,
✔️ How do high-level leaders balance their personal and professional lives,
✔️ What makes business and politics so similar, and much more!
Bob Rae is the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations in New York. He served as Premier of Ontario from 1990-1995, interim Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 2011-2013.
Mr. Rae taught law and public policy at the University of Toronto and was a partner and senior counsel to the law firm OKT LLP, specializing in indigenous law and constitutional issues. Bob Rae is a Privy Councillor, a Companion of the Order of Canada, a member of the Order of Ontario.
In October 2017, Mr. Rae was appointed as Canada’s Special Envoy to Myanmar. In this role, he engaged in diplomatic efforts to address the crisis in the country’s Rakhine State and wrote the report “Tell Them We’re Human” in 2018.
In March 2020, he was named by Prime Minister Trudeau to be Canada’s Special Envoy on Humanitarian and Refugee Issues. This led to his report “A Global Pandemic Requires a Global Response”, which was made public shortly before his appointment as Ambassador to the UN.
In addition to several government reports, he is the author of five books. Along with music, reading, and writing, he loves tennis, golf, and fishing. Mr. Rae is married to Arlene Perly Rae, writer and public advocate on issues affecting women and children. They have three daughters and five grandchildren.
Enjoy the episode!
The Role of Care in Business: Episode #69 with Kotryna Kurt
In this episode with Kotryna Kurt - Founder and CEO of Linkedist:
✔️ Why should caring leaders build a strong online presence,
✔️ The latest trends and happenings around #care on LinkedIn,
✔️ What to share on social media as a leader (and you should!)
✔️ The importance of reducing transactional relationships,
✔️ How to practice caring leadership in your everyday life, and more!
Kotryna Kurt is the founder of a consulting company called Linkedist, a company that built LinkedIn strategies for companies such Lego, Danfoss, Visma, Nordic Secondary Fund, and many others. She is also an active contributor and a thought leader on LinkedIn, where she talks about entrepreneurship, leadership, sales, and marketing.
In addition, Kotryna has delivered +300 company and public workshops over the last five years and helped various European accelerators educate their startups about marketing and sales. Within the previous years, she has shared her knowledge at the events like TechBBQ, Login, Growth Marketing Conference San Francisco, Startup Wise Guys Accelerators, Sales Formula, and more.
Addressing Your Emotional State: Episode #68 with Estelle Morrison
In this episode, Stoyan Yankov, Co-Founder and Co-Host of The Leaders Who Care, welcomes to the podcast Estelle Morrison - Registered Psychotherapist, M.Ed, CCTP.
Tune in to hear about:
✔️ How to best address feelings of overwhelm, helplessness, and confusion in uncertain times,
✔️ Practical ideas to sustain good mental health,
✔️ Returning to in-person work: how to involve your team in decision-making and why,
✔️ How would the ideal hybrid model work look like,
✔️ Living authentically on and off your social media profiles, and more!
Estelle Morrison is an industry leader who is committed to addressing the mental health crisis in a truly meaningful way. Her career history includes senior leadership of clinical services for several Canadian and Global Employee and Family Assistance Programs (EFAP), with oversight for the creation, development, training and delivery of all mental health programs and staff. In these roles, Estelle provided support for hundreds of executives and employees alike.
Her direction included crisis management for first responders, as well as local and large-scale traumas including 9/11, SARs, and most recently, the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, Estelle has enjoyed a long-standing private psychotherapy practice, providing direct service using creative and intuitive clinical approaches across a wide range of mental health concerns. She has mentored and supervised new and experienced clinicians around the globe.
Estelle is a huge proponent of preventative mental health programming and has included expanding accessibility through digital and virtual means. She enjoys running a variety of workplace training programs, including those for Leaders regarding employee mental health and wellbeing.