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Podcast with Kriss Akabusi – Attitude is Everything

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Many people talk about success, but my guest this week has actually been there and done it. Nine years in the army physical training corps prepared him for an athletic career, which led to major Olympic and world class achievements. his greatest individual triumph was becoming the European champion while breaking David Hemery’s 22-year-old British 400m hurdle record; a record that still stands to this day.

However, he will probably always be remembered for being part of our iconic 4 x 400m relay team that beat the mighty Americans and clinched the gold at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo.

As well as working in the media, he has over the last 25 years developed his passion for public speaking.  He is one of the biggest personalities you’ll ever meet.  My guest is the one and only Kriss Akabusi.

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Kriss Akabusi rose to fame on the athletics track, where his greatest individual triumph was winning the gold medal in the 1990 European Championships. This was the day he beat David Hemery’s British record for the 400m hurdles- a record that he still holds to this day! He will also always be remembered for helping Britain clinch the gold from the mighty Americans at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo. Having amassed three Olympic medals, as well as World, European and Commonwealth titles, Kriss was bestowed with an even greater honour in 1992: an MBE awarded by her Majesty the Queen in recognition of his services to the country through athletics.

Kriss’ first foray into television and entertainment came when he presented Channel 4’s hit breakfast show, The Big Breakfast. This was followed with a full-time position as co-presenter of the BBC’s legendary Record Breakers, as well as presenting various other children’s TV programmes. Today, Kriss is regularly consulted on a variety of radio and television programmes, discussing topics ranging from sport to business. He is also a regular contributor to Sky News’ Paper Review Programme.

For over 25 years, Kriss has provided high-energy, inspirational speeches, workshops, peer mentoring and coaching for businesses and executives across the UK. Kriss Akabusi MBE and Executive Director of The Akabusi Company is a seasoned executive coach and trusted advisor. He is an accredited coach from the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara in addition to being a Clarity 4D and Motivational Maps Practitioner.

Kriss was born in 1958 to Nigerian parents. His story- coming up through the social care system, growing up in the children’s home, joining the army & realising his potential- is nothing short of awe-inspiring!

He is the founding Director and Chairman of TACT (The Akabusi Charitable Trust) and a NGO (Non-governmental organisation) in Nigeria, designed to prevent water born diseases, and develop social cohesion. This is done by providing potable water by drilling bore holes and providing workshops and training around health issues and social responsibility.

Filled with humour, passion, and authenticity, Kriss Akabusi’s motivational presentations are an inspirational and unforgettable addition to any conference. He leaves listeners on a high, and ready to deliver success in the arena. Each presentation tailored to the individual clients’ requirements.

In addition to Keynote presentations, Kriss also leads motivational workshops that focus on getting your team onboard, onside and working together in an engaging and impactful way. Working closely with you, Kriss will get under the skin of your organisation to understand it more and to identify the core aims of the workshop, and will draw from his 25 years of experience in order to design a format that is bespoke to you and your team.

Recorded: 16th August 2019

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Podcast with Nick Saunders – Turning relationships into results!

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My guest this week helps individuals transform the way they work with others. He specialises in communication, collaboration and conflict resolution, enabling people to work together more effectively.

He is the author of the bestselling book “You can choose your friends…” and is known as “The Family Man” – for his unique comparison methods. Put simply, he is a Collaboration and Practical Communications Specialist who helps turn relationships into results. My guest is Nick Saunders.

 

 

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Nick Saunders has a 25-year track record as a keynote speaker, trainer and bestselling author.

4 out of 10 of us report being involved in some kind of interpersonal conflict at work, with managers spending at least 20% of their time dealing with conflict issues (CIPD Survey Report). The CBI estimates that conflict in the workplace costs UK businesses £33 billion per year. Nick Saunders has helped over 150,000 individuals transform the way they work with others. He specialises in communication, collaboration and conflict resolution – by getting people to work together more effectively, function more professionally, collaborate more successfully, all of which leads to improved performance. He turns relationships into results. Nick does this by demonstrating that organisations/businesses are like families (he’s known as “The Family Man”). You can choose your friends, but families and work colleagues you are stuck with. However, you can still work with them more effectively, and he demonstrates how by following 6 easy steps that you can start to use immediately.

Success in any organisation is down to people communicating, cooperating and collaborating with colleagues, clients and customers.

Nick’s clients include: Bank of Tokyo, Barclays, BP, BUPA, Care UK, The Economist, Marie Curie, NSPCC, Pfizer, Sainsbury’s, Schroders.

Recorded: 19th July 2019

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Podcast with Lisa Forte – The human side of security

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My guest this week is an expert in cyber security and the human side of security. She is a winner of the Top 100 Women In Tech Award.  Previously she has worked for a Police Cyber Crime Unit and has also spent time working in Counter Terrorism Intelligence. She speaks around the world and regularly appears on BBC radio shows discussing topical cyber security issues.  Today she is going to give us some insights into her world. My guest is Lisa Forte.

 

 

Bio

Lisa Forte began her career working in anti-piracy intelligence off the coast of Somalia, before moving into counter-terrorism intelligence for a UK Government agency.

Lisa researched the process of online radicalisation by terrorist groups and the risky social engineering process undertaken by terrorist recruiters.

She then moved into one of the UK Police Cyber-Crime Units where she got to know the attackers’ mind sets and methodologies well. The unit dealt with serious cyber-crime cases working closely with agencies such as the FBI. Victim companies ranged from small to multi-national organisations and almost all the cases involved social engineering.

Lisa Forte left in 2017 to start her own company, Red Goat Cyber Security LLP, with the goal of reflecting the techniques and methodologies actually being employed by hackers. They provide the only GCHQ certified social engineering training in the UK for staff as well as social engineering security testing and wargaming cyber-attack exercises to help organisations prepare for an attack.

Recorded: 18th July 2019

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Podcast with Kirk Kinnell – Life and Death Listening

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My guest this week was a young police officer when he became a member of the Armed Response Vehicles team and whilst attending some sieges, he saw negotiators in action.

He was impressed by how they managed to resolve conflict by keeping cool and finding ways of connecting with people in crisis.

His career thereafter focused on both specialisms of armed policing and negotiation.

In 2014, he became Head of Hostage Negotiation and Armed Policing, bringing together two specialisms which previously were separate entities.

Hostage Negotiators have a 99.9% success rate in saving lives and ultimately connecting with people and being able to influence them. So, in December 2017, after 30 years police service it made sense for my guest to bring the skills of hostage negotiation into the world of business.  My guest is Kirk Kinnell.

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A recently retired and highly experienced police negotiator, Kirk Kinnell has been deployed as the lead negotiator on a number of occasions where UK nationals have been kidnapped abroad.

He has instructed on Hostage and Crisis Negotiation since 2001, within the UK and abroad. As the recent Head of Hostage Negotiation and Armed Policing in Scotland, he has a unique insight into both disciplines, which compliment each other in the resolution of conflict.

Kirk Kinnell has spoken at various National Conferences including Columbus Ohio, Sweden, Dubai, Japan and has instructed internationally at the Hostage Crisis Negotiator Course of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in Quantico, Virginia, USA.

He has represented the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on the U.K. Government Counter Terrorist Bilateral Assistance Programme by training the Philippine National Police. He was also recently the lead advisor to U.S. Law Enforcement and produced models for Conflict Resolution, Decision Making and De-escalation of Force.

Kirk Kinnell currently shares his experience and delivers training to the private sector on business negotiation, listening and influencing skills throughout the U.K. and beyond to places like New Zealand, Brazil, Singapore, China, Dubai, Republic of Ireland, Holland, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Serbia.

He is an associate of both Mullenders Ltd and Schranner Negotiation Institute and has a BA Degree in Policing Studies from Strathclyde University and a Certificate in Terrorism Studies from St Andrews University.

Recorded: 11th July 2019

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Podcast with Roy Sheppard – Bring your event to life

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If you want to make your events and conferences more engaging and interactive, you’ll be interested to hear from my guest today Roy Sheppard. A delegate once wrote on their feedback form “Roy Sheppard breaks more ice than the Russian fishing fleet!”

Roy has a background as a BBC news presenter and reporter – but for the past 25 years he has worked as a specialist conference facilitator and MC.

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Each week I invite one of my speakers to talk about their life, work, passions and leisure so that you can get to know the person who is the speaker behind the mic.

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Roy Sheppard is a specialist conference and international congress MC, facilitator and workshop speaker/trainer, in particular, corporate and association medical and technology events. He facilitates high-stakes advisory boards and ‘C’ level strategy meetings. Roy is particularly event-tech savvy and highly-experienced at delivering online, hybrid and multi-hub meetings.

As a speaker, he is the acknowledged European expert on building profitable business relationships through networking and presentation skills coaching. He has spoken at conferences all over the world.

Roy works on high-profile conferences for some of the world’s largest and most respected organisations. He has been asked back time and again to moderate ‘private’ conferences for the Olympic movement held in Lausanne, Beijing and Rio de Janeiro. He has moderated conferences for the world’s largest trade association – the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) in Rome, Dubai, Cape Town, Istanbul, New York and their flagship event RECON in Las Vegas (attended by 53,000 delegates).

For many years, Roy Sheppard was a radio and television broadcaster, mainly with the BBC but also on LBC Radio in London and presented the Sony Award-winning “In the News” on BBC Radio 4.

He is the author of eight business and personal relationship books and a former visiting lecturer at Cranfield, Henley and Bath Universities.

Recorded: 4th July 2019

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Podcast with Jim Lawless – Change is Simple: Decision, Action, Result

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My guest this week is a pioneer in the fields of change and performance shift and the author of the bestseller “Taming Tigers”.

He always tests his ideas on bold fast change on himself first. He adapted from an overweight non-rider to televised jockey in 12 months and from non-free diver to the first Briton past 101m in 8 months – both whilst doing the day job.

He embraces the lessons of neuroscience in delivering adaptation and change – ideas he first experimented with in his deep diving.  He confesses that when he was at school all he ever wanted was a job, he was terrible at sport and is a huge fan of Luke Bisson.

Each week I invite one of my speakers to talk about their life, work, passions and leisure so that you can get to know the person who is the speaker behind the mic.

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Jim Lawless is one of the world’s leading motivational speakers and a pioneer in the fields of change and performance shift. He has inspired and empowered over half a million people on five continents.

Jim’s message is that change involves risk and uncertainty. The human’s evolutionary Fear Algorithm is designed to keep us away from risk and uncertainty.

The Fear Algorithm:

  • has an operating speed 20x faster than that of our conscious goal-planning brain
  • has a hotline connected to our bodies’ hormone system
  • is populated with data to help us survive in the old, industrial workplace

It is essential to understand and manage our innate Fear Algorithm and challenge the old data.  Otherwise, we will “resist“ and “fear” making the changes that we wish to create.

Author of the bestselling ‘Taming Tigers’ (Random House), Jim has taught the skill of change in Global and Fortune 500 companies, Olympic and Paralympic teams, business schools and government for two decades.

A strong believer in walking his talk, Jim Lawless tested his approach to bold, fast change by becoming a televised jockey in just 12 months. At the outset he was 36, unfit, overweight, couldn’t take time off work and couldn’t even ride.

To test his ideas on managing the neuroscience and physiology of fear (and fundraise), he took the British free-diving record in just 8 months. He is now the first Briton to dive deeper than 100m on a single breath of air.

Jim started his career as a City solicitor. After a decade of lawyering with the name “Lawless” he had perfected the trademark wit and humour he brings to the stage.

Over the past two decades, Jim Lawless has evolved to be one of the most in-demand motivational speakers in the world delivering over 100 major conference keynotes each year. What differentiates him, besides having proven his highly effective methodology personally, is his immense personal 1-1 connectivity with people in audiences of all sizes. He brings passion, energy, interactivity and amusing elements to the stage creating an engagement that transforms mindsets with ease.

Recorded: 27th June 2019

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Podcast with Lovelda Vincenzi – The difference a professional host makes

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This week’s guest isn’t a speaker but instead she is one of our favourite MC’s.  She says that her role is to help event organisers to transform events into memorable experiences.  Witty, energetic and funny she’s had the honour of introducing political figure heads, CEO’s and household names on to the stage.  Welcome the event organisers’ secret weapon, Lovelda Vincenzi.

 

 

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International event MC and Moderator, Lovelda Vincenzi has been speaking and performing on stages since the age of 13.  With a background in event creation herself, Lovelda now specialises in MC’ing and moderating business conferences & summits for organisers who have want to create memorable events.  She is a professional, dynamic & versatile MC who is an asset to any event management team.

Throughout her career Lovelda has introduced senior executives from companies such as Time Inc., Telefonica, Vodafone, Twitter & Google to the stage as well as household names such as Rachael Elnaugh (former Dragon on Dragon’s Den) and Monica Lewinsky.

As a former radio host of her own radio show, Lovelda has interviewed over 200 entrepreneurs including James Eder (Co-founder of Student Beans) and Marjean Holden (Hollywood Actress).

Having travelled since age 3 and lived in Papua New Guinea and the UK, Lovelda Vincenzi is passionate about travel, diversity and business.  This unique background allows Lovelda to easily adapt to different situations and ask questions, which challenge the status quo.

She has been featured in Psychologies magazine and appeared as a regular commentator on live global news for Arise TV.

Recorded: 21st June 2019

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Podcast with Ben Renshaw – How do you lead with purpose?

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My guest this week is the author of 8 books, a coach, consultant and of course a speaker.  His focus on authentic leadership and high performance is under-pinned by his inspirational ‘purpose’ approach which has been utilised by world-class companies.  In our discussion he shares how to find your purpose and how once you have, how to lead with purpose.  Please welcome Ben Renshaw.

 

 

 


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Ben Renshaw is a global leadership expert specialising in purpose-led cultures. Ben’s focus on authentic leadership and high-performance is linked by his inspirational ‘purpose’ approach utilised by world-class companies. He is an engaging and inspiring keynote speaker, who transports his audience’s thinking beyond what they first thought was possible.

Ben has written 8 popular books inspiring people to be the best version of themselves including “Purpose: Why leading with purpose drives your success”, “Lead: Be inspired, inspire others” and “SuperCoaching: The missing ingredient for high performance”.  In Purpose, Ben provides insights on how people can reach new levels of meaning, performance and how to accelerate growth whilst, in Lead he explains how in 50 concise steps you can accelerate leadership development in meaningful ways.

As a keynote speaker, Ben has designed and delivered presentations to major corporate brands including BT – “Agile Business & Balanced Life”, IHG – “Fit for Purpose”, M&S – “The Successful Leader”, Shell International – “Winning Teams” and Zurich – “SuperCoaching”

Ben runs senior leadership development programmes with global organisations designed to build leadership capability to deliver the company strategy.  He has provided executive coaching programmes for top leaders worldwide focusing on areas including career success, promotions, transitions, leadership development, stakeholder management and high performing teams.  Great companies succeed in today’s complex and competitive environment by developing great teams. Team Coaching creates an environment conducive to focusing on vision, priorities and agreeing on ways of working. It enables people to understand the real drivers behind why people do what they do, to align with future opportunities and to deepen relationships to help the team enjoy sustainable success.

He has been a spokesperson for many national campaigns on happiness, relationships and wellbeing including Boots, Kodak, P&G, Unilever and Vodafone. He was the relationship expert for C4 award-winning programme Perfect Match. Other television appearances have included Newsnight, BBC News, Richard & Judy, GMTV and the Open University.

Recorded: 20th June 2019

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Podcast with Dean van Leeuwan – The Power of Moonshot Thinking

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My guest this week is Moonshot Futurist, Chief eXploration Officer and co-founder of the business consultancy TomorrowToday Global.  He is also cancer slayer and a lover of all things cycling.

He’s a TEDx speaker, author and internationally renowned for his insights on business impact, innovation and future trends. He is a guest lecturer at both Oxford and Henley business schools where he talks about disruptive forces and the power of innovation as a force for good.   He works with clients to deliver 10 times the impact and is on a quest to create a better working world. My guest is Dean van Leeuwen.

 

 

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Dean van Leeuwen believes in challenging people to use the power of business to innovate and do remarkable things. He believes that the most amazing innovations of the 21st century are yet to be invented. But a remarkable century will not just happen, we have to create it. So, Dean is on a quest to challenge audiences to unlearn and relearn, mobilising them to forge innovative solutions for the new Age of Discovery.

​Dean is a cancer slayer, TEDx speaker, futurist and moonshot provocateur working with leading businesses such as John Lewis Partnership, GSK, M&S and Deloitte. He is also an associate fellow at the Säid Oxford, Henley Business Schools and the Centre for European Executive Leadership  Development at Fontainebleau Paris. He is the author of the book Quest: Competitive Advantage and the Art of Leadership in the 21st Century.

Dean is co-founder and chief exploration officer of TomorrowToday International, explores how the world is changing and how leaders can innovate and adapt.

Dean van Leeuwen is a regular guest lecturer at Säid Oxford Business School, Henley Business School and the prestigious Centre for European Leadership Development located on the INSEAD campus near Paris.

In his book Quest: Competitive Advantage and the Art of Leadership in the 21st Century, Dean van Leeuwen asks; how do organisations achieve more productivity, more innovation, more growth and more competitive advantage? These are good questions, aren’t they?  Quest answers these important questions by placing organisations and leaders who have achieved. Dean is releasing two new books in 2018 – Achieve Remarkable Things & Megaquests of the 21st Century.

His deeply researched insights, engaging style and powerful combination of storytelling, multimedia and gentle parody, move audiences to look at a disrupted world differently, embrace change, innovate and do mighty things.

Recorded: 14th June 2019

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Podcast with Tom Morley – How do you create instant teamwork?

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My guest this week first stepped on to the stage over 40 years ago as a founder member and drummer with the band Scritti Politti. Following a power cut at a gig in Berlin he found that keeping the beat going, even in the dark, meant the show could most definitely go on. 20 years later he set up Instant Teamwork, a global team building company, giving out 200 drums to his corporate audiences so they could not only hear that beat but they too could CREATE it.   Breaking down barriers, working in harmony, and getting corporate teams ‘into the groove’ leads to agile mindsets in the companies he now works with. He is most definitely an interactive speaker.  Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Mister Tom Morley.

 

Bio:

Tom Morley was the original drummer and a founder member of Scritti Politti, the 70s / 80s band who were pioneers of DIY music before appearing on the dance scene. Unlike other bands Scritti used to make half their songs up on stage.

How is this significant to you? Simply because Tom creates INSTANT teams, delivering INSTANT team work. Within just 10 minutes Tom has a room working as one team in perfect harmony using drums. He generates the most extraordinary energy and good will, and has teams performing where there are no silos, no barriers and no hierarchical limitations. Delegates are given permission to take risks and become more creative, breaking through their self-limiting beliefs en masse while changing their individual mindsets.

Whether he is working with a group of 10 or 200, the end result is always the same. One high performing team achieving an amazing sound and creating a lasting legacy of what it feels like to be part of a truly performing team.

Tom Morley then explores with the group how they can take these feelings and achievements back into their place of work, thus making tangible that all important sustainable difference. He is truly original and inspiring around the topic of team building and his approach is refreshingly different and memorable! Tom’s background of life on many stages enables him to read a room and see exactly what the audience needs. He then delivers it with humour, style, and panache.

Having run hundreds of team-building events around the world Tom feels comfortable with any crowd, even the most hardened sceptics! He’s also happy to share the stage and collaborate with whoever else is on the schedule. If there’s a way of deepening the conference message with a custom-written anthem that the whole group can drum or sing along to just mention it when you speak to us.

Recorded: 6th June 2019

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Podcast with Shawn DuBravac – How will the next era of ‘datafication’ influence consumers?

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I am thrilled to be joined by trend caster, economist and a New York Times best-selling author Dr. Shawn DuBravac.  Shawn spent over a decade as the Chief Economist for the Consumer Technology Association and is now President of Avrio Institute. His research focuses on how technologies are rewriting the nature of work, how the next era of ‘datafication’ will influence consumers, and how companies should prepare for the forces that will define their organisations in the coming decades.

 

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Dr. Shawn DuBravac is author of the New York Times Best Seller Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate, which explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity in the realms of business, healthcare, finance, transportation and culture.

Shawn DuBravac is a well-regarded futurist and trend caster who writes frequently on disruptive technological shifts. He advises companies and C-level executives on market opportunities and industry strategy. He is president and founder of Astra Insights which provides consulting, research and advisory services to CxOs on a myriad of topics including digital transformation strategies, business model disruptions, the pace of technological change and overcoming myopic thinking. For over a dozen years DuBravac served as chief economist for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer tech companies and owner and producer of CES.

Shawn has been widely published on the topics of technology, finance and economics. His keen insights regarding the economic drivers of the global tech industry and future trends have made him a highly sought-after keynote speaker and commentator. He travels both internationally and domestically to meet with tech industry leaders and present on technology trends and the economy. In addition, his analysis has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, Wired, Los Angeles Times, Barron’s and on-air with CNBC, Bloomberg, CBS and other media outlets.

He was the primary driver of smartphone and cyber-security equity indexes, developed in partnership with NASDAQ, and the CTA consumer confidence index. In 2012, DuBravac was named to Dealerscope’s “40 under 40” list of people to watch in the consumer technology industry. He is a member of the National Association of Business Economists and currently serves as the president of the Conference of Business Economists.

Shawn DuBravac has taught in George Washington University’s MBA program, George Mason University’s MBA program, at the University of Mary Washington and currently teaches at Marymount University. He holds economic degrees from Brigham Young University and George Mason University. DuBravac resides in Virginia with his three sons. When not helping executive teams unlock innovative thinking, he can be found climbing 14ers, running marathons and coaching youth sports.

Recorded: 30th May 2019

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Podcast with James Taylor – How are you augmenting creativity in your organisation?

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My guest this week started his career managing high profile rock stars – and yes of course I get him to name names.  He is now an internationally recognised leader in business creativity and innovation.

For over 20 years, he has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, leaders, writers and rockstars on how to build innovative organisations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity. His forthcoming book is called “Augmented Creativity: Becoming SuperCreative in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”.

 

Bio:

James Taylor M.B.A. F.R.S.A. – who started his career managing high profile rock stars – is now an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in business creativity and innovation. For over 20 years, he has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments and leaders from Silicon Valley to Singapore on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity.

As the founder of C.SCHOOL™ and the host of multiple global summits he has personally interviewed over 500 of the world’s leading creative minds including Silicon Valley tech CEO’s, New York Times bestselling authors, and artificial intelligence pioneers. Hundreds of thousands of people in over 120 countries have learned about creativity and innovation through his online courses, videos, media interviews and keynote speeches.

His clients have included Fortune Global 500 companies, government policy makers, industry associations, and he was recently the subject of a 30 minute BBC documentary about his life and work. He was awarded the S.D. Southern Prize from Canadian energy services company ATCO and named ‘ONTRApreneur of the Year’ from U.S. business and marketing automation leaders ONTRAPORT.

James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (F.R.S.A.) whose Fellows have included global innovators and leaders including President Benjamin Franklin, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Bob Dylan, Adam Smith, Nelson Mandela and Professor Stephen Hawking.

Business is changing at the speed of light. Exponential technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics are creating new disruptive business models almost overnight. In this age of disruption there is ONE distinctively human competitive advantage that you and your team must leverage…. your Creativity.

Recorded: 23rd May 2019

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