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88. Nic Parmaksizian: How to create an environment that encourages innovation

Nic Parmaksizian talks to Sue Stockdale about his role as Global CEO of Designit and why he is passionate about creativity and innovation.  He outlines how leaders can create environments that encourage innovation, and why ambidexterity is needed to be able to focus on both profitability today and tomorrow. An accomplished global business executive, Nic…

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Bonus episode from the Association for Coaching podcast channel

In this bonus series on Leadership and Learning we highlight other podcasts that feature inspiring guests. This week’s episode is from the Coaching in the Workplace series which is part of the Association for Coaching Podcast Channel.  Sue Stockdale talks to Jen Kidby, Director of Talent and Leadership Development at Grant Thornton Canada, about the…

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Bonus episode from the Sports 2000 podcast

In this short series on Leadership and Learning we feature a guest episode from The Sports 2000 podcast, to highlight other podcasts that feature inspiring guests. Sue Stockdale talks to John Iley, a new competitor in the Duratec category of Sports 2000 about his debut season, how he works with motorsport engineering student’s trackside, as well…

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How podcasts can be used to learn the art of listening

We seldom ponder why is it that we think about something in a particular way, or what leads us into believing that something is true or not and who planted the seed to the thought in our mind.  Answering such questions lead us to a lot of soul-searching and that exactly was my experience of listening…

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Playlist – Creating positive social impact

Creating a positive social impact is all about addressing a pressing social issue or challenge.   Many businesses these days choose to focus on making money and making a social impact too.  In 2015 world leaders committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals including addressing climate change, eradicating poverty and fighting inequality.   The guests we…

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Review of the Year and Preview of Series Five

Sue Stockdale, host of Access to Inspiration podcast and her co-founder Clive Steeper talk to Fraser Allen, host of the Scottish Business Network podcast about why the Access to Inspiration podcast was started, and review what has been accomplished in 2020. We hear from three listeners from Germany, India and UK about what they have…

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30. Milena Cvijanovich: Bringing sustainability into the world of luxury

  Milena Cvijanovich talks to Sue Stockdale about her work as a designer and architect focusing on sustainable luxury, and how inspiration plays a role in her work. Serbo-Swiss, US-educated architect, Milena has always been passionate about craftsmanship, sustainable design, alternative natural resources, social entrepreneurship and collaborative business opportunities. With a Masters in Architecture from…

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The podcast that guarantees free energy

The duo behind the increasingly popular Access To Inspiration podcast explain why their listeners are enthralled by extraordinary stories from people who are ‘unalike’ them.  As well as skiing to the North Pole and taking part in Channel 4’s Superhuman series, Sue Stockdale has run for Scotland. So when she compares her podcast to putting…

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22. Andrew Scott: How to gain and retain a Michelin star

Sue Stockdale talks to an award-winning British chef, Andrew Scott about what it takes to achieve and retain a Michelin star. Andrew Scott knows a thing or two about what it takes to achieve excellence in his chosen field.  He was inspired to become a chef by his parents, who both worked in the hospitality…

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18. David Liebnau: Why we need heart and courage at times of uncertainty

Sue Stockdale talks to David Liebnau, Client Director and Senior Expert at SYNK Group based in Berlin, Germany about why we need heart and courage at times of uncertainty.   David graduated with a Masters Degree in Communications and has worked for the past twenty years as a senior learning & development consultant and executive coach….

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