The TJ PodcastMar 08, 2021
The TJ Podcast August 2022
Joanne Lockwood believes that the world isn’t just black and white but rather a multitude of perspectives that all have value and by taking a narrow view of our world we miss so much.
In this interview she tells of her own identity journey to become a transgender woman, the reconciliation of family to this change, her new business and why diversity and inclusion is vital to organisations, communities, and families and why we must all be advocates of those seeking to ‘belong’.
To contact Joanne and find out more about what she does visit her LinkedIn page or follow on Twitter @jo_lockwood1965
If you have something new to share with the L&D community and would like to be part of TJ’s podcasts. Contact the editor Debbie Carter
The TJ Podcast: May 2022
Welcome to the TJ Podcast: May 2022
The TJ Podcast: January 2022
Looking to the future: what does 2022 hold for organisations, their leaders and people?
Questions under discussion:
What do these changes mean to organisations and their people and how are we changing the way we manage people and processes as a result?
What skills will we need in this need 21st century workplace and how do we ensure people are engaged in a fast-paced learning journey as skills are likely to continue to change at speed?
What role will technology play in this new environment and how confident are L&D professionals in meeting these new demands for skills and managing a range of complex learning tools?
Amy Smyth is head of Head of Right Management’s Centre of Excellence in EMEA and market vice president for European Sales. @RightUpdates
Jennifer C Loftus is a founding partner of, and national director for, the New York City-based Astron Solutions. @AstronSolutions
Jo Cook has been part of the TJ Podcasts since their inception. Jo is founder and director of Lightbulb Moment. @LightbulbJo
The TJ Podcast: December 2021
After a bit of a break the TJ Podcast is back! With a new format, this month we discuss mentoring with Rashim Mogha from Skillsoft, Jenn Labin from MentorcliQ, and Ady Howes from Digital Skills people - the fabulous Jo Cook is your host
#TJtalks: Jon Kennard on his time as editor of TJ
Co-host Jo Cook turns the tables on Jon to look at his tenure of TJ since becoming editor back in 2017.
The TJ Podcast: September 2021
Here it is, friends. Have a listen as we very briefly wrap up four years of great audio content.
(I'm hoping my replacement will carry it on)
#TJtalks: Paul Matthews on defining learning workflow
He's back! Paul Matthews makes a return to the TJ podcast interview series to discuss his newest interest: learning workflows. For technical reasons too boring to explain there's no intro from Jon, but the conversation with Paul is as good as ever.
#TJtalks: Jane Rennie on resilience in hospitality, remote worker loneliness and more
The TJ Podcast: August 2021
Kate, Jo and Jon discuss innovation myths, acquisitions, languishing, the 2040 office and more. Andrew Jacobs joins to talk about his podcast, 'Women talking about learning'. It's the last regular podcast with these three presenters! Don't miss out.
#TJtalks: Hannah Ford on resolving workplace tensions around furlough
#TJtalks: Renato Profico on joining Doodle and their research into workplace meetings
#TJtalks: Andrew Jacobs on women talking about learning
In conversation with Thinqi: Part three - learning analytics
The final part: Join TJ editor Jon Kennard as he concludes his conversation with Steve Finch, head of customer success at digital learning experts Thinqi, and Krystyna Gadd, founder of How to Accelerate Learning and author of 'How Not To Waste Your Money On Training'. In the final episode they talk vanity metrics, triangulation, analytics tips and much more.
#TJtalks: Alison Jones on the world of business book publishing
Alison Jones from Practical Inspiration Publishing talks all things business book-related. Best practice, writer's block, self publishing, crazy book challenges and more.
Find out more about her work here: https://practicalinspiration.com/
and that great microphone she's using is here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00KQPGRRE
The TJ Podcast: July 2021
Jon, Jo and Kate chew the fat over some great content, a sprinkling of acquisitions news and a future personnel change at TJ. Vitality's Judy Parfitt discusses their recent report into hybrid working in partnership with the RSA.
In conversation with Thinqi: Part two - learning design
Part two of a three-part special: Join TJ editor Jon Kennard as he carries on his conversation with Steve Finch, head of customer success at digital learning experts Thinqi, and Krystyna Gadd, founder of How to Accelerate Learning and author of 'How Not To Waste Your Money On Training'. In episode two they talk death by Zoom, the false dichotomy of going back to face to face or not, positive learning design and more.
#TJtalks: Steve Knapp on sales skills, trends and strategy
#TJtalks: Judy Parfitt on the Healthy Hybrid Working report
Vitality Chief People Officer Judy Parfitt joins Jon to look at the findings from the Healthy Hybrid Working report, an insight collaboration between her company and the RSA.
In conversation with Thinqi: Part one - collaborative and social learning
A three-part special: Join TJ editor Jon Kennard as he chats to Steve Finch, head of customer success at digital learning experts Thinqi, and Krystyna Gadd, founder of How to Accelerate Learning and author of 'How Not To Waste Your Money On Training'. In episode one they discuss social learning, collaborative learning, 70:20:10, the effects of the pandemic and much much more.
#TJtalks: Amanda Simpson on mentoring, leadership and management
#TJtalks: Phil Friedman on AR in 2021
Jon and Phil Friedman, CEO of CGS, look at the state of AR in 2021. What's new, what's better and how companies are using it.
Find out a bit more about Phil here: https://www.cgsinc.com/en/people/phil-friedman
#TJtalks: Noorie Sazen on resilience and TfL
Jon talks to Noorie Sazen from Saffron Interactive about their work on resilience and mental wellbeing with Transport for London. It's a project that started a few yearas back but is more important than ever. Tune in.
Read about some of Noorie's work and writing for Saffron here: https://saffroninteractive.com/author/noorie-sazen/
#TJtalks: Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan on stress, sleep and thriving
Jon talks to sleep and stress expert Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan, about, well, just that. If you're reading this late at night, go to bed would you?
Find out more about Nerina's vital work here: http://www.drnerinamuses.com/
#TJtalks: Joanne Lockwood on supporting trans people in the workplace
Jon talks to Joanne Lockwood, CEO of See Change Happen, a practice providing equality, diversity and inclusion services to businesses.
Find out more about Jo and her work here: https://seechangehappen.co.uk/about-us/
The TJ Podcast: June 2021
Jon and Kate talk new jobs and M&As, and then Jo joins to discuss some of our content from the month: social anxiety, side hustles and bullying are all on the agenda.
Joanna Rawbone of Flourishing introverts is our guest. More about her here: https://www.flourishingintroverts.com/about-me
#TJtalks: Joanna Rawbone on getting the most from introverts
Jon chats to Jo Rawbone, founder of Flourishing Introverts, about, well, being an introvert, and how talent management and teamwork can get the best out of different personality types.
Find out more about Jo and her work here: https://www.flourishingintroverts.com/
#TJtalks: Chris Hadfield on the film crew model
Jon chats to Chris Hadfield about the idea of the film crew model; taking the principles of a film or TV set and applying them to team dynamics in business. Sound interesting? Have a listen.
More about Chris and his business here: https://www.strevas.com/
#TJtalks: Bukola Adisa on BAME women in the workplace
Jon talks to Career Masterclass CEO Bukola Adisa about the need for more BAME women in the workplace, how you can take control of your career and why she's hopeful for the future.
#TJtalks: Joel DiGirolamo on coaching culture and accreditation
The TJ Podcast: May 2021
Jon, Jo and Kate discuss all things L&D, podcast, new job, and digital skills-related while Dr Curt Friedel swings by to talk to us about problem solving and team work. Jon clearly got some new sound effects for his birthday too. Humour him.
#TJtalks: Dr. Curt Friedel on problem solving and effective team work
Jon talks to Virginia Tech's Dr. Curt Friedel about problem solving and why a team of diverse thinkers sometimes isn't the way forward.
Find out more about Curt and his work here: https://kaicentre.com/dr-curt-friedel/
#TJtalks: Tony Heljula on data science and HR
#TJtalks: Hanno Renner on leading teams through rough times
The TJ Podcast: April 2021
Jon, Jo and Kate tuck into a few stories and content pieces from the last two or three weeks, and TJ's editor-in-chief signs off with an exit interview.
- This Is The Future Of Work For Women
- Mental health transparency at the top is the key to workplace wellbeing
- How to use data storytelling in L&D
- How to change the behaviour of your people: The end becomes the beginning
- The last laugh: Big Brother is watching
- McKinsey's Women in the Workplace report 2020
#TJtalks: Debbie Carter on her time as editor of TJ
The TJ Podcast: March 2021
Jon, Jo and Kate discuss the career of a TJ legend, some of the recent content on site, plus a few recent news stories of partnerships and 9-Grids. Plus - AstraZeneca's Brian Murphy tells us about the company's Learning Trial, and how increased media scrutiny doesn't really affect his work.
- International Women’s Day: Forging a gender-equal world
- The crisis leadership imperative pt1
- Ideas that will shake you: Am I just a postage stamp on the screen?
- The Fosway digital learning 9-Grid
- UK tech investment is failing due to poor training
- LPI and Blue Eskimo join forces to connect L&D talent with jobs
- That book Jo mentions
#TJtalks: Brian Murphy on the AstraZeneca Learning Trial
Jon talks to Brian Murphy, Global Head of Learning & Enterprise Capabilities at AstraZeneca, about learning effectiveness, storytelling, data and the recent Learning Trial.
There's more to come from AZ on TrainingJournal.com but in the meantime find out more about Brian here.
#TJtalks: Rob Thurner on digital transformation in 2021
Jon talks to Burn the Sky's Rob Thurner about digital transformation and the many things it can positively affect (skills gaps, upskilling, budget cuts etc) for 2021 and beyond.
#TJtalks: Jessie Lajoie on the future hybrid workplace
The TJ Podcast: February 2021
Jon, Jo and Kate talk Learning Technologies, remote working inequality and cover a few great pieces of content, plus we hear from Stefaan van Hooydonk about why curiosity is so important.
The TJ content we discuss:
- How to write a book you'll be proud of
- The problem with remote working, and five ways to make it work
- #TJtalks: Stefaan van Hooydonk on the importance of curiosity for individuals and organisations
#TJtalks: Birgitta Sjostrand on persuasion, influence and middle managers
Jon talks to public speaker, leadership trainer, facilitator and coach Birgitta Sjostrand. They discuss persuasion tactics for middle managers, amongst other things (and obviously her English is perfect throughout).
#TJtalks: Stefaan van Hooydonk on the importance of curiosity for individuals and organisations
Editor Jon Kennard talks to the Global Curiosity Institute's Stefaan van Hooydonk about his research into and findings around curiosity and its role in leadership and organisational culture.
Find out more about Stefaan's work here: https://www.globalcuriosityinstitute.com/
The TJ Podcast: January 2021
Jon, Jo and Kate gather (virtually) to look forward to a year hopefully not that much like the last one. Nigel Paine talks about his new blog for TJ, too.
The content we discuss:
#TJtalks: Paul Downer on social mobility, intersectionality, class and the pandemic
Jon talks to civil servant of 30+ years, Paul Downer. In 2019 Paul left the MoJ after 35 years and took up the post of a Digital Delivery Advisor at the Government Digital Service (GDS). In June 2019 Paul founded the first Social Mobility Network at GDS , forming links with the Social Mobility Commission & the Social Mobility Foundation to promote the SM agenda.
Paul speaks regularly on the issues of Race and Class individually , as well as teaming up with civil service colleague , Rob Neil OBE , as part their 'Unfinished Business' series.
The TJ Podcast: December 2020
Jon, Jo and Kate cast a critical eye over an extraordinary year. What more can we say? Thank you for your support and here's to a 2021 that's less dramatic in every way possible. If you can take a break, do it. Spend it with your nearest and dearest, and look after yourself mentally and physically.
See you on the other side!
Top 3 for 2020:
- Adaptability is the ability to learn new skills in response to evolving circumstances. Adrian Moorhouse offers some tips
- Productivity when working from home is one thing, but stress is another. Gemma Leigh Roberts tells us why we need to set boundaries.
- Jen Locklear gives us ideas for post-pandemic business success.
#TJtalks: Nigel Paine on starting a blog for TJ and his hopes for 2021
#TJtalks: Dani Saadu on his talk at World of Learning 2020
#TJtalks: Karen Waite on CPD, development, wellbeing and predictions for 2021
#TJtalks: Jeff Kortenbosch on 20 questions L&D should ask before talking about training
#TJtalks: Thom Dennis on systemic bullying in the workplace (yes, even when we're working remotely)
Jon talks to Thom Dennis, CEO of Serenity in Leadership and 17 year Royal Marines veteran, about bullying in the workplace. It's not just an individual problem, you know.