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Following Andy Lopata's discussion with John Stapleton and Michelle Settecase in Monday's Connected Leadership podcast, John and Michelle look at the relationships and resources which have made the biggest difference in their personal journeys. Who have had the most direct influences on their careers and how they were supported in facing challenges?

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Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

In this episode of the Connected Leadership Podcast, Andy Lopata talks to John Stapleton, Founder of the New Covent Garden Soup Company, and Michelle Settecase of ErnstYoung US.  They discuss the transition from an entrepreneurial experience to a corporate experience. How two happy amateurs with different expertise created a company and how they moved on to become a corporate organisation. John and Michelle discuss the importance of a shared vision and trust and when to let go and let others do the work whilst providing the direction, motivation and ambition. They also look at developing external relationships in order to achieve a long term vision or goal.

Direct download: John_Stapleton_and_Michelle_Settecase_long_.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 3:00pm GMT

Following Monday's podcast with Janice Lintz, Andy Lopata takes a closer look at her personal journey and the professional relationships that most influenced her; particularly Oprah who inspires you to accomplish anything you want and the Think Tank Renaissance Weekend. She also works with a group with hearing loss who provide insight into the problems and successes of getting access. Andy and Janice discuss what causes relationships to breakdown, silos and the importance of broken trust.

Janice finds her resources in conferences and lectures where she looks to access the speakers and form connections.  She also mentions Ruth Gotian a guest on this podcast whose mentor project is a great resource.

Direct download: Janice_Lintz_short_.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 10:05am GMT

In this episode of the Connected Leadership Podcast Andy Lopata interviews Janice Lintz about her successes in improving access for the hard of hearing and getting induction loops installed in a host of venues across the world.
Her passion came from being the parent of a daughter with hearing problems and seeing the effect that a lack of access had on her growing up  with a normal life. Andy and Janice look at how asking on behalf of a cause you believe in makes it easier to make ‘unreasonable requests’.
Janice has had amazing success in getting in front of many high-powered people; how does she make that happen?
She has also travelled to over 140 countries and explains how she has used this to discover best practice that she has been able to use in her projects.  Finally, they discuss the importance of her support network.

Direct download: Janice_Lintz_long.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

Following the Connected Leadership podcast on Monday, Andy Lopata asks Julie Holmes and Andrew Grill who have been the biggest direct influencers on their careers and how these professional relationships have impacted and supported them?   They also talk about times when relationships have broken down. What was the outcome and what was learned from the experience? Finally, they look at their favourite resources, those that have had the biggest impact on their personal journeys. These include books, Ted talks, podcasts, Lollipop Moments and a Podcast Festival.

Direct download: Andrew_Grill_and_Julie_Holmes_Short_.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

In this edition of the Connected Leadership Podcast, Andy Lopata talks to Andrew Grill and Julie Holmes who have both enjoyed successful corporate and consultancy careers. They look at the  differences they found in professional relationships between corporate and independent business and the importance of internal networks within large organisations. They also discuss the role that technology and social media play in helping to build strong and effective professional relationships.

Andrew and Julie share their favourite apps to make your life easier.

 

How important is LinkedIn to relationship building?

Direct download: Andrew_Grill_and_Julie_Holmes_full_.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

After the publication of 'Just Ask' on Monday, Andy Lopata shares the Prologue to the book setting out his reasons for writing the book and telling the stories included.  He catches up with some of the contributors featured in the book, following how they have progressed after overcoming the challenges they had faced.  Andy also talks to Niki Clarke founder of the charity My Black Dog, offering an online support service supported by 'Just Ask'.

Direct download: Just_Ask_Thursday_Podcast.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

Today is Andy Lopata's special day when his new book 'Just Ask' is published.  To mark this event Andy is himself interviewed by Akash Vaghela from RMT Fitness. They explore the inspiration for 'Just Ask' and the initial goal of convincing Andy's community to change how they interacted together. This led to a series of world wide interviews with some compelling stories and exploring what stops us being open and asking for help as individuals as well as vulnerability in corporates, vulnerable leadership and cultural, gender, generational and political perspectives. How can you seek support and ask for help by opening up to others with the truth?  Andy and Akash discuss Andy's personal story and how he deals with his own vulnerability in business and the key takeaways from the book.

Direct download: Just_Ask_launch_day_special_.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

In the Thursday interview, Andy Lopata and Russell Best talk about his personal journey and the relationships built over the years and where they might sometimes have gone wrong.  Russell shares examples of where developing relationships and the power of a strong network have rescued negative situations.

They also look at some recommended resources including multi media newsfeed, business books and books by both entrepreneurs and successful individuals in other areas such as sport.

Direct download: Russell_Best_3_Questions_.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

In this episode of the Connected Leadership Podcast, Andy Lopata interviews Russell Best OBE who was Commander of HMS Cumberland and Head of Strategy Management at the UK Ministry of Defence, advising on defence and security issues.

They discuss what underpins successful operations across the military and business worlds. Values are very different in terms of focus and initiative and how this affects hierarchies, leadership and the creation of a culture that generates a common or shared experience. Andy and Russell also talk about the different facets of networking and the importance of the depth of relationships rather than the size of your network.

Direct download: Russell_Best.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

Following Monday's 'Connected Leadership Podcast'. Andy lopata interviews the trust expert, Vanessa Hall about her personal journey. They look at the role relationships played in helping her build an international business focusing on her expertise. Also discussing the use of social media as a tool and other resources that have helped on the way.

Direct download: Vanessa_Hall_Short.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

In this episode of the Connected Leadership Podcast, Andy Lopata discusses the role of trust in professional relationships with Vanessa Hall, author of 'The Truth about Trust in Business'.

Andy and Vanessa talk about the reasons we trust and what happens when that trust breaks down. Inspired by a remark by her 9 year old son, Vanessa realised how easily our promises can be perceived and digested and how damaging it can be if we do not deliver. Trust is the foundation of business relationships but there is rarely a strategy in place. They discuss expectations, trust in leadership, how to build trust with an established management team and the importance of trusting yourself first.

Direct download: Vanessa_Hall_-_full_.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 8:22am GMT

Following on from Monday's 'Connected Leadership Podcast' Andy Lopata interviews Itay Talgam, conductor of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra about the impact of professional relationships on his personal and professional career. They discuss what went wrong and suggestions for documentaries of his favourite conductors, good literature and poetry, mentoring and more.

Direct download: Itay_Talgam_Short.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

In this show Andy interviews Itay Talgam, conductor of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra.  Andy and Itay discuss working with musicians and building trust from resistance. Taking an orchestra of highly skilled, artistic individuals and making them one. How important is dialogue; creating a relationship with musicians in the orchestra and forming a dialogue around the meaning of the music, what is the music saying?

They discuss the importance of getting the conductor's message across and how to control the outcome.

Direct download: Itay_Talgam_full.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

Following on from Monday's 'Connected Leadership Podcast' Andy Lopata interviews Nalam Emre, Chief Operating Officer of the IMEX Group about the relationships that have had an impact on her career, where things have gone wrong and for suggestions of her favourite books, podcasts and talks on leadership, career development, professional relationships, mentoring and more

Direct download: Nalan_Emre_short_.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

In this show Andy interviews Nalan Emre, Chief Operating Officer of the IMEX Group. IMEX are the producers of two of the largest conventions in the world – in Frankfurt and Las Vegas – designed to bring the international meetings industry together twice a year. In this show Andy and Nalan talk about sustainability, the events industry and the importance of not only creating strong relationships with key stakeholders/partners but also involving them to assist with achieving objectives. 

Direct download: Nalan_Emre_full_.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

On this months 'Ask Andy' edition, host Andy Lopata answers your questions on mentoring programmes, professional relationships' promotion opportunities, career progression and the impact of the pandemic (and the UK lockdown 2.0) on these. He then looks ahead to guests coming your way in November and delivers some exciting news!

Send your questions on Connected Leadership, professional relationships, networking or the influence of your network on career development to andy@lopata.co.uk

Direct download: Ask_Andy_Nov_2020.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

For the first episode of each month Andy will be joined by Italian Leadership Strategist Luca Signoretti. Luca is a leadership expert, trainer, public speaker and university professor. Throughout his 25-year executive career he has worked as an executive for leading corporations such as Unilever, Heineken, Danone and Campari and as a senior consultant for clients like Coca Cola, Pernod-Ricard, Lavazza and Ferrero.

Each month Andy and Luca share engaging and thought-provoking conversations on the topic of leadership and professional relationships.

 

Direct download: Luca_Episode_2__.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

Following on from Monday's 'Connected Leadership Podcast' Andy Lopata interviews Bob Burg (author The Go-Giver series and Endless Referrals) and Dr. Ian Misner (Founder, BNI New York Times Bestselling Author) about the relationships that have had an impact on their career, where things have gone wrong and for suggestions of their favourite books, podcasts and talks on leadership, career development, professional relationships, mentoring and more.

Direct download: Ivan_Misner_._Bob_Burg_short_.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

In this episode Andy and his guests Bob Burg (author The Go-Giver series and Endless Referrals) and Dr. Ian Misner (Founder, BNI New York Times Bestselling Author) discuss how a shift in mindset to incorporate listening, giving and having an abundance mentality can deepen connections and support a successful professional relationship strategy. 

Direct download: Ivan_Misner_and_Bob_Burg_Full_.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

Following on from Monday's 'Connected Leadership Podcast' Andy Lopata interviews Andy Woodfield (Global Relationship Partner for FCDO at PwC UK) and Dr Heather Melville OBE (Director and Head of Client Experience,PwC) about the relationships that have had an impact on their career, where things have gone wrong and for suggestions of their favourite books, podcasts and talks on leadership, career development, professional relationships, mentoring and more.

Direct download: Andy_Woodfield_and_Heather_Melville_Short_.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

In this episode Andy and his guests Andy Woodfield (Global Relationship Partner for FCDO at PwC UK) and Dr Heather Melville OBE (Director and Head of Client Experience,PwC) discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion when building effective and successful teams and how to support a diverse team to encourage and enable them to operate as one, in a way that everyone feels included.

Direct download: Andy_Woodfield_and_Heather_Melville_Full_.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

Following on from Monday's 'Connected Leadership Podcast' Andy Lopata interviews Charlie Camarda, Founder/CEO The Epic Education Foundation, Former NASA Director and Space Shuttle Astronaut about the relationships that have had an impact on his career, where things have gone wrong and for suggestions of his favourite books, podcasts and talks on leadership, career development, professional relationships, mentoring and more.

Direct download: Charlie_Carmarda_short_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

In this show Andy Lopata speaks with Founder/CEO The Epic Education Foundation, Former NASA Director and Space Shuttle Astronaut Charlie Camarda on turning a dream of being an astronaut into a reality, the importance of relationships in a space mission and ultimately how to be confident that everything and everyone, is ready and primed to succeed. 

 

Direct download: Charlie_Carmarda_full__.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

As we celebrate the first month of The Connected Leadership Podcast, host Andy Lopata reflects on progress made in the first month, looks ahead to the guests coming your way in October and answers your questions on mentoring programmes, professional relationships' impact on promotion opportunities and career progression and also how he would have planned for the Covid-19 impact on business. 

Send your questions on Connected Leadership, professional relationships, networking or the influence of your network on career development and progress as a leader to andy@lopata.co.uk

Direct download: Episode_14_-_Ask_Andy.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

For the first episode of each month Andy will be joined by Italian Leadership Strategist Luca Signoretti. Luca is a leadership expert, trainer, public speaker and university professor. Throughout his 25-year executive career he has worked as an executive for leading corporations such as Unilever, Heineken, Danone and Campari and as a senior consultant for clients like Coca Cola, Pernod-Ricard, Lavazza and Ferrero.

Each month Andy and Luca share engaging and thought-provoking conversations on the topic of leadership and professional relationships.

Direct download: Luca_Episode_1_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

Following on from Monday's 'Connected Leadership Podcast' Andy Lopata interviews Ruth Gotian, Chief Learning Officer, Weill Cornell Medicine. Contributor, Forbes & Psychology Today. Former Assistant Dean, Mentoring & Executive Director Mentoring Academy about the relationships that have had an impact on her career, where things have gone wrong and for suggestions of her favourite books, podcasts and talks on leadership, career development, professional relationships, mentoring and more.

Direct download: Ruth_Gotian_short_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

In this show Andy interviews Ruth Gotian on how she has made a success of not just one career but reached the top in two, as an assistant dean for mentoring and chief learning officer for Ivy League medical school in New York, Weill Cornell Medicine. Ruth is also a contributor for Forbes and Psychology Today and has built strong relationships in both the medical and scientific fields and more widely in the US and beyond. Ruth shares how professional relationships can help you reach the top of your field and beyond.

Direct download: Ruth_Gotian_full_.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

Following on from Monday's 'Connected Leadership Podcast' Andy Lopata interviews Kevin Gaskell, leadership mentor, former MD Porsche and BMW and World Record Transatlantic Rower, about the relationships that have had an impact on his career, where things have gone wrong and for suggestions of his favourite books, podcasts and talks on leadership, career development, professional relationships, mentoring and more.

Direct download: Kevin_Gaskell_short.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

In this show Andy interviews Kevin Gaskell, leadership mentor, former MD Porsche and BMW and World Record Transatlantic Rower on which relationships are the most important if you want to scale a business and what the most important things are to remember when building them.

 

Direct download: Kevin_Gaskell_full.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 6:54am GMT

Following on from Monday's 'Connected Leadership Podcast' Andy Lopata interviews Lee Cockerell (founder and CLO, Cockerell Academy, former Executive VP Operations, Walt Disney World Resort) and David McQueen (Board Adviser, Leadership Specialist and Presentation Skills Coach) about the relationships that have had an impact on their careers, where things have gone wrong and for suggestions of their favourite books, podcasts and talks on leadership, career development, professional relationships, mentoring and more.

Full show notes will shortly be available at http://www.andylopata.com/podcast including links to those all important resources.

Direct download: Lee_Cockerell_and_David_McQueen_short_-_24_07_2020_10.44.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

In this episode Andy and his guests Lee Cockerell (founder and CLO, Cockerell Academy, former Executive VP Operations, Walt Disney World Resort) and David McQueen (Board Adviser, Leadership Specialist and Presentation Skills Coach) discuss how professional relationships underpin executive success and using storytelling as a leadership technique for engaging with staff and customers.

Stories are a key tool for leaders, whether in communicating effectively with their teams, delivering impactful presentations or just motivating individuals. Learn how the most famous storytellers in the world, Disney, approach it and some simple techniques to help you get your message across. 

Full show notes to come on http://www.andylopata.com/podcasts

Direct download: Lee_Cockerell_and_David_McQueen_Full.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 12:00am GMT

Following on from Monday's 'Connected Leadership Podcast' discussion on mentoring, Andy Lopata asks his guests, Kerrie Dorman (founder of the Association of Business Mentors and awarded the 'People's Mentoring Champion' 2019) and Vanessa Vallely OBE (International Motivational Speaker and Managing Director of WeAreTheCity) to tell him about the relationships that have had an impact on their careers, where things have gone wrong and for suggestions of their favourite books, podcasts and talks on leadership, career development, professional relationships, mentoring and more.

Full show notes will shortly be available at http://www.andylopata.com/podcast including links to those all important resources. 

Direct download: Vanessa_and_Kerrie_short.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

Following on from Mondays 'Connected Leadership Podcast' , Andy interviews professional athlete Goldie Sayers. Goldie competed in the javelin for Great Britain at three Olympic Games and captained the British team at the European Championships. Goldie and Andy discuss the relationships that have had an impact on her career, where things have gone wrong and her favourite books, podcasts and talks on leadership, career development, professional relationships, mentoring and more.  

Full show notes will shortly be available at http://www.andylopata.com/podcast

Direct download: Goldie_Sayers_Short.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

Following on from Monday's 'Connected Leadership Podcast' Andy Lopata interviews Perry Burton, Head of People and Culture at Grant Thornton UK and Geoff McDonald, mental health campaigner, TedX Speaker and former Global VP of HR at Unilever about the relationships that have had an impact on their careers, where things have gone wrong and for suggestions of their favourite books, podcasts and talks on leadership, career development, professional relationships, mentoring and more.

Direct download: Geoff_and_Perry_short_-_24_07_2020_12.33.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 1:00am GMT

In this show Andy interviews Goldie Sayers. Goldie was a  professional athlete for over a decade, competing in the javelin for Great Britain at three Olympic Games and captaining the British team at the European Championships. In this show Goldie shares her experience as a business coach, her transition from athletics to the business world, and how to bring together a team of exceptional individual talents, steeped in competition together into a team.  

Full show notes will shortly be available at http://www.andylopata.com/podcast

Direct download: Goldie_Sayers_long.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 6:47am GMT

In this show Andy Lopata interviews Kerrie Dorman (founder of the Association of Business Mentors and awarded the 'People's Mentoring Champion' 2019) and Vanessa Vallely OBE (International Motivational Speaker and Managing Director of WeAreTheCity) for the Connected Leadership podcast on the importance of mentoring for individuals, leaders and large organisations.

Full show notes will shortly be available at http://www.andylopata.com/podcast

 

Direct download: Vanessa_Vallely_and_Kerrie_Dorman_full.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 6:47am GMT

In this show Andy Lopata interviews Perry Burton, Head of People and Culture at Grant Thornton UK and Geoff McDonald, mental health campaigner, TedX Speaker and former Global VP of HR at Unilever for the Connected Leadership podcast on the importance of vulnerability and transparency in large organisations.

Full show notes will shortly be available at http://www.andylopata.com/podcast

Direct download: Geoff_McDonald_and_Perry_Burton_full.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 6:46am GMT

In this episode host Andy Lopata explains a little more about what listeners can expert from future episodes of The Connected Leadership podcast.

He shares how the show is designed to help experienced and aspiring leaders benefit from the experience, expertise and stories that his guests have to share and what content they can expect to hear.

Through these conversations the aim is to help you as a listener to build a leadership style to keep you connected to the people around you, do your job more effectively and take you to the next level of your career.

 

Direct download: About_the_Connected_Leadership_Podcast.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 10:30am GMT

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