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  1. In the fourth of our six-part 'Ask the Expert' series, Helen interviews Holly Tucker, co-founder of Not On The High Street and founder of Holly&Co about the importance of creativity in navigating through times of change. They talk about how spark your creativity and apply it to your day to day work to create new opportunities for you and your career. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  2. This week Helen and Sarah talk about emotional intelligence (EQ) at work. They take the 12 characteristics of EQ and share ideas for putting each one into action. Whether you're thinking about your own development or different exercises to do with the people you work with, this week's episode is full of practical and useful tips to help make work better for everyone. For an episode summary and supporting resources, head to amazingif.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  3. In the third of our six-part Squiggly Careers – Ask the Expert series, Helen interviews Simon Sinek, best-selling author and speaker, about the role of purpose in managing our careers. They talk about how to find your own why, the importance of working with people who share your beliefs and how to bring your purpose to life with the stories you tell." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  4. In this weeks episode Helen and Sarah share why working remotely can make disagreeing difficult and top tips on how to challenge constructively. In the second part of the episode Helen interviews Amy Gallo, author of the Harvard Business Review Guide to Dealing With Conflict and contributing HBR contributing editor. Amy shares practical and useful advice on how to have productive conversations including understanding whether you seek or avoid conflict, identifying frequent reasons for disagreement and knowing what approaches work for what scenarios. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  5. In the second of our six-part Squiggly Careers – Ask the Expert series Sarah interviews Rich Pierson, co-founder of Headspace about Mindfulness. Rich and Sarah discuss the difference between mindfulness and meditation and the benefits that being more mindful can offer to all of us. They discuss practical and realistic ways to make meditation part of your everyday and why so many companies are offering headspace to their employees during Coronavirus. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  6. In this inspiring episode Helen and Sarah interview people working on the front-line during lock-down to get a window in the world of their experiences. Sarah has a conversation with Ben Levinson, a 600-pupil primary school Headteacher working in East London about how he coped with the most difficult two weeks of his career and why taking care of your mental health matters more than ever right now. Helen speaks to Dr. Jamie Strachan, a Consultant in Critical Care and Anaesthesia about staying calm under pressure and taking each day as it comes. Sarah chats with Jo McMahon a Care Home Manager who started her role just weeks before lockdown and leads a team of over 100 staff and looks after residents whose age range from their 20’s to their 90’s. And Helens talk to venture capitalist, and now home-schooler to her three children, June Angelis about the realities of working and parenting all at the same time. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  7. In our first episode supporting mental health awareness week Sarah and Helen chat to Dr. Paula Franklin - Chief Medical Officer Bupa, Emma Mamo – Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind and Alex Cole – Chair Bupa Foundation about how we can all look after our mental health at work. Together they discuss some of the barriers that get in the way of people receiving the support they need for their mental health at work, and the positive progress that some organisations have made that we can learn from. They share practical ideas and actions we can all try to take care of our mental health and where you can go to find further support. The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is kindness and Sarah and Helen and their guests finish the episode by sharing their favourite examples of kindness since coronavirus changed the way we all work and live. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  8. In the first of our new six part Squiggly Careers - Ask the Expert series Sarah interviews Martha Lane- Fox (CBE) co-founder of lastminute.com and founder of doteveryone. Martha shares her personal and professional experience of building her resilience 'muscle' through out her career. Together they discuss the importance of very small steps, a strong support network and recognising your successes. And Martha finishes by explaining why we should never be afraid to fish upstream. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  9. This week, Helen and Sarah reflect on how our current working environment is affecting people's need for belonging and how to respond to it. They talk through 5 ideas and actions to build more belonging in a virtual working environment, including reflecting on the number of 1-2-1 vs. 1-2-many conversations you're having and making time to give people recognition. Head to www.amazingif.com for links to resources. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  10. In this week's episode Helen and Sarah are joined by David Speed and Adam Brazier, co-hosts of the Creative Rebels Podcast and co-founders of Graffiti Life and Parlour Tattoo. In the episode they discuss how to be creative at work including the importance of mixing things up, helping to level up your business and why talk - action = zero. For more visit amazingif.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  11. Adaptability and Squiggly Careers go hand in hand! We're all working with more change and ambiguity and our ability to find a way through it is crucial to our success (and arguably our sanity!). This week, Helen and Sarah share practical actions you can take to develop you adaptability, inspired by Natalie Fratto's TED Talk. Head to www.amazingif.com for links to resources. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  12. Helen talks to Matthew Syed about the power of diverse thinking in this week's Squiggly Careers podcast. They tackle topics including growth mindset, collective intelligence and cognitive diversity, focusing in on how to put all of the theory into action for individuals, teams and organisations. For more on this episode, head to www.amazingif.com and read more about Matthew's work at www.matthewsyed.co.uk. Rebels Ideas is out in paperback now. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacyView the full article
  13. In this episode Helen and Sarah give you the skills to develop strong resilience. They cover how to assess your steady state of resilience, how to think about your emotional agility, fear setting and learning to invest in your support solar system. For full resources visit amazingif.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacyView the full article
  14. For a special episode Sarah talks to Dr. Margaret Heffernan - author of 'Uncharted: How to Map the Future Together'. They talk about the difference between a complicated and complex world, why we need to build relationships based on generosity and the importance of friends at work (particularly in a crisis). For more visit amazingif.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacyView the full article
  15. This week Sarah and Helen discuss the difference between your comfort and courage learning zones and why they both matter. Together they discuss ideas and actions you can take to spend more time in either zone including building your BMDs (brief moments of discomfort), connecting with challengers and knowing that not right now is not the same as not ever. For more information on this episode head to www.amazingif.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacyView the full article