Have we lost ‘humans’ in HR

Have we lost ‘humans’ in HR

November 4, 2020
How HR Can Improve Employee Engagement
Innovation in HR puts empathy at the heart of engagement, encouraging people to bring their whole self to work. Traditional rules-driven Human Resources practice assumes employees can’t be trusted, and being kind to customers and each other is a risk.
In Part 2 of my conversation with Hildy Gottlieb from Creating The Future, I’m joined by Charlotte Souch, a friend and colleague who is a HR specialist. It’s a frank discussion on how to bring out the best in people. And why trusting someone to be themselves at work, will make them more productive and creative.
Be prepared to change your thinking!
You'll find a full transcript here //
Don't miss the first part of our conversation in Episode 24.
If you want to learn more about Creating The Future head to their website. // Or connect with Hildy via LinkedIn //
If you'd like to reach out to Charlotte Souch you can email her at Or connect with Charlotte on LinkedIn //
The Power Is In The Questions with Hildy Gottlieb

The Power Is In The Questions with Hildy Gottlieb

October 14, 2020
Today I have the pleasure of talking to Hildy Gottlieb.
She is a social change theorist, an asker of powerful questions, and an advocate for social movements to create meaningful systems change. In her role as co-founder of the living experiment at Creating the Future, and as an in-demand speaker (at live events and online gatherings) Hildy is helping people re-imagine and redefine the systems they encounter every day, all by changing the questions they ask.
This is a great article Hildy wrote "Creating a Better World Means Asking Better Questions". Within it, you'll find links to the questions that's worth downloading.
If you want to know more, there's heaps of information on the Creating The Future website.
Or connect with Hildy via LinkedIn
Sprint Your Way To Innovation with Simon Severino

Sprint Your Way To Innovation with Simon Severino

October 1, 2020
Today Eriks and I are joined by Simon Severino – As well as being the CEO of Strategy Sprints. He teaches Growth, Strategy and Innovation at select MBA courses across Europe.
It’s an interesting discussion on the value of sprints with continuous improvement, that drives sustained business growth and what helps you overcome whatever is thrown your way.
You can find out more about Simon on his website
or connect with him on LinkedIn //
Innovation + New Knowledge = Wisdom with Lee Foster

Innovation + New Knowledge = Wisdom with Lee Foster

September 17, 2020
Today’s guest, Lee Foster, began her career as a water engineer. Then she followed her passion for innovation and spent several years researching what makes successful innovation. And the outcome is her own framework Inno Wise. Which picks up from where ideation stops. It helps innovators implement their great idea.
She’s the founder of Innovate Wisely which helps organisations innovate with knowledge in mind so that they can bring their ideas to life. Lee is also a visiting research fellow at QUT, continuing to develop the understanding of the innovation, knowledge nexus.
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Helene Cahen - A Holistic Approach To Innovation

Helene Cahen - A Holistic Approach To Innovation

September 3, 2020
Today I chat to Helene Cahen from Strategic Insights. She is an Innovation Consultant, Trainer, Facilitator and Speaker with 20 years of experience helping companies navigate innovation challenges. She guides Fortune 500, small businesses and non-profits to understand innovation, create innovative new products/services, build effective teams and support a user-centered culture.
We covered a few topics today, including Human Centered Design, Creativity within teams and her love of The Business Model Canvas.
In addition, she has been a facilitator, coach and lecturer for the Haas School of Business and the VP of Innovation for a start-up. She has also spoken at numerous conferences on the topic of design thinking and creativity.
Trained in Creative Problem Solving and Design Thinking, Helene received an M.S. in Creativity and Change Leadership from the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo New York and has a business degree from Sciences-Po Paris, a top French Business School.
Helene has put together a special offer for the our listeners to help you grow your business and be more innovative.
1- Download and review our Nine Questions to Spark Thinking about Innovation
2- Schedule a free 30 minutes consultation with Helene Cahen to discuss your unique challenges related to these nine issues and how they can be addressed by going to //
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Good Business By Design with Philippe Guichard

Good Business By Design with Philippe Guichard

August 13, 2020
Today Eriks and I are chatting to, Philippe Guichard, who helps entrepreneurs innovate ideas into highly desirable and profitable products. During his 25 years as an award-winning international industrial designer, he’s helped clients generate over $200 million dollars in revenue.
As a holistic designer, he recognises that an innovative product is only part of a successful business story.
He specialises in designing thoughtful and profitable products that form part of integrated marketing, engineering, manufacturing and business model solution.
“Good business by design”
He thoroughly researches your customers’ experience, distribution channels, marketing strategy, manufacturing process, business model and value proposition in order to design (or re-design) a product that is the best choice for your business — the ‘sweet spot’.
Working together to create a product that delivers increased sales and has a value proposition that benefits all of your product’s stakeholders — not just the end customer.
“Planet, people, profit”: A new world of innovation
For almost two years, he's been guest speaking on his design experience and case studies with business and industry leaders, as well as young designers.
As a passionate innovation, environmental and social advocate, he also enjoy speaking about the critical role that thoughtful industrial design, manufacturing and business models will play in a challenging future.
Reach out to Philippe via LinkedIn //
And worth watching his Tedx Talk
Opportunities for Social Enterprise

Opportunities for Social Enterprise

July 30, 2020
What is a social enterprise and how can we use that in our own innovation journey?
I very much enjoyed this chat to Tom Dawkins. There’s no doubt a lot of opportunities lay in the social space for businesses…
Our consciousness has been awaken, even more with Covid… businesses that focus on the social need and are driven to make our world better, will stand out for the right reasons.
Tom is Co-Founder and CEO of StartSomeGood, a social enterprise which helps people design, launch and grow social impact projects. They run the Good Hustle social enterprise design course, the crowdfunding platform as well as the annual #StartingGood Virtual Summit.
They also power impact accelerators and entrepreneur education programs for partners including Optus, ING, the United Nations Development Program and the City of Sydney.
Tom was previously the founder of youth non-profit Vibewire, first Digital Communications Director for Ashoka in Washington DC and the founding Director of the Australian Changemakers Festival.
Tom has created dance parties and film festivals, conferences and co-working spaces, fundraising platforms and Burning Man theme camps. He has spoken at numerous global events including SXSW, SOCAP, Purpose, Progress and The Social Enterprise World Forum and has worked with nonprofits, social enterprises and major corporates to better refine their purpose, communicate their story and build their community.
You can find out more about Tom ...
Good Hustle social enterprise design course:
StartSomeGood crowdfunding platform:
#StartingGood Virtual Summit:
connect with him on Linkedin:
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How to make stress work for you.

How to make stress work for you.

July 22, 2020
Why is it that sometimes we make decisions, and they go from bad to worse?
Then, with some projects, you seem to be working so hard, but not getting anywhere.
I talked to Amrit Sandhu about these questions, and so much more, in this episode.
Amrit is an international speaker, podcast host and founder of the Inspired Evolution. Certified by Eckhart Tolle's School of Awakening, he is also Mindvalley's Master Certified Trainer for Australia & India.
Amrit delivers keynotes, talks, seminars and workshops for the Inspired Evolution and Mindvalley in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
His gift for sharing impactful ideas & insights, with unbridled enthusiasm enables him to engage a wide range of audiences from all over the world.
From corporate environments to construction sites, teenage programs, festivals, retreats and to the general public.
We cover a lot in our short time, topics like…
When can stress be a good thing? What’s the difference between alignment and flow?
And what has the ‘state’ of your mind got to do with hustle? Creativity & Flow? As well as how meditation fits into it all.
These are just some of the intriguing questions I ask Amrit. Check out the full episode, you’ll find it enlightening.
You can find out more about Amrit’s work at //
Kris Ward - Win The Hour, Win The Day

Kris Ward - Win The Hour, Win The Day

July 1, 2020
"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." -I love that quote by -Helen Keller
It’s so pertinent to my chat today with Kris Ward. She’s the founder of Win The Hour, Win the Day, both a platform and Amazon best-selling book, that helps entrepreneurs to systematically grow their business and, oh, by the way, enjoy a personal life too.
After the loss of her husband, Kris returned full-time to the marketing & branding agency she had founded years earlier, only to find her business was thriving.
She began teaching clients the exact systems & process that had freed her up and helped her during that difficult time and changed their lives in the process.
Through sound time management principles - that anyone can easily understand and apply - Kris’ clients now had more time, freedom and recaptured the joy & fun they once had when they first started their businesses.
Kris and her book have been featured on the award winning Read to Lead podcast, more than a dozen (and counting) top iTunes podcasts, radio shows throughout US and TV shows including The Riley Reports.
Win The Hour, Win The Day offers a 4-week productivity plan to go from overwhelmed to highly efficient so that you can reclaim your life.
Kris has put together a bunch of free gifts for you…so head to
Kris' also got a new program out worth checking out. //
Kris is heaps of fun and so passionate about building the right teams to free your time.
Journey to Innovation with Dommonic Nelson

Journey to Innovation with Dommonic Nelson

June 18, 2020
Dommonic Nelson Founder & CEO clevtech
A budding entrepreneur from the age of 13. He’s driven by a desire to improve the lives of others.
He graduated from Texas Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Maritime Transportation Management and Security. His prolific work ethic, earned him a full-tuition academic scholarship and the opportunity to be the first African American student in TSU’s 72-year history to be selected as an intern by the United States Coast Guard.
During his final year, he hatched an idea, and today its a thriving business servicing a great need in our post Covid world.
You can find out more about his business at the website
Or reach out to him personally through LinkedIn
It was a joy to chat to Dommonic, so hope you enjoy the show.
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