Companies are under pressure to transform to a different world-view while maintaining operations. The tension makes organizational transformation a journey that requires thinking from the inside and from the outside. David Heron and Chris Bevan form a team who help companies find the right people to guide them through the transformational process. David is CEO of the Wilton & Bain group and Chris is an associate of its sister management solutions company, WBMS.
In their conversation with host, Dawna Jones they talk about:
WBMS Associate Chris Bevan is a transformation guide and David Heron is CEO of Wilton & Bain, a global leadership advisory boutique with a pioneering interim management and consulting offering to help companies drive transformation and change. As a team they help organizations find the right people to guide them through change operationally and strategically. Specializing in senior level interim roles and change and transformation programmes, they provide external thinkers to augment internal thinking in the transformational dynamic. Both bring a deep organizational experience with transformation in multiple sectors. http://wbmsglobal.com/team/
Your host, Dawna Jones specializes in reading the deep dynamics underpinning personal and organizational growth. She helps increase self and organizational awareness of the systemic impact of decisions. Speaker - Consultant-Author - VR
Find her on www.FromInsightToAction.com or Twitter EPDawna_Jones
The intro music is composed by Mark Romero of MarkRomeroMusic.com Mark's music has been verified by a quantum physicist to restore coherence.
Dr. Katrin Muff is a force behind Business School Lausanne’s adoption of Holacracy and the design of the GapFrame for activating the contribution of regenerative business to fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals and higher level strategy conversation.
In this program we talk about:
Guest Dr. Katrin Muff is a thought leader in the transformative space of sustainability and responsibility at Business School Lausanne, where she acted as Dean from 2008-2015 until self-organization made such a title redundant. Under her leadership, the school focused its vision on entrepreneurship, responsibility and sustainability in education and research. Her business experience includes 10 years at ALCOA (GM in Russia, Industry Analyst for Global M&A in the U.S. and Business Analyst Europe), 3 years as Director, Strategic Planning EMEA at IAMS Europe (Procter & Gamble), and 3 years as a co-founder of Yupango, a coaching consultancy dedicated to start-ups and training management teams.
Dawna Jones is your host. She is a speaker, quantum consciousness leadership coach, author of Decision Making for Dummies – an advanced guide to decision making in the 21st century. She prepares decision makers with the skills to read context and apply intuitive in balance with rational to make the best decisions in complex situations. On iTunes you’ll find Dawna Jones’s podcasts on https://itunes.apple.com/artist/dawnajones/id1218439755?mt=2&ls=1
Contact Dawna at www.FromInsightToAction.com or through LinkedIn.
Music intro is by Mark Romero Music. Mark’s music brings the body into a state of coherence. www.markromeromusic.com
At the start of the internet age Traci Fenton and her team in college were thinking about democracy in the workplace. Not voting but democracy where workplaces could fully unlock and live their full potential. Out of that grew WorldBlu. Twenty years later WorldBlu offers the platinum standard and scorecard for replacing fear with freedom, attracting high level companies like Zappos, Simon Sinek’s Start with Why, Nearsoft (EP5) and Menlo Innovations (EP7).
In this episode you’ll hear and try on:
Traci Fenton is the Founder and CEO of WorldBlu, which has a vision to see one billion people working in freedom-centered organizations worldwide. WorldBlu was founded in 1997 and is the largest global network of companies committed to freedom and democracy in the workplace, with clients in over 80 countries globally representing over $30 billion in annual revenue.
WorldBlu's clients include such well-respected brands as Zappos, DaVita, HCL Technologies, WD-40, Great Harvest Bread Company, Menlo Innovations (EP7), Nearsoft (EP5), Geonetric and more.
Traci developed the ground breaking Freedom at Work™ model as well as the Freedom-Centered Leader™ and Freedom-Centered CEO™ certification programs and frequently coaches and consults with leaders of companies worldwide working to embrace a more freedom-centered model.
Your Host - Dawna Jones - FromInsightToAction
Your host, Dawna Jones, works with all learners but especially highly sensitive people to train and harness their gifts for wellbeing with the spin off benefit of keeping companies alert to changing conditions. She also raises the accuracy and quality of decisions in complex environments by raising self-organizational awareness.
Contract Dawna through LinkedIn: dawnahjones , Facebook.com/FromInsightToAction.
Dawna is the author of Decision Making for Dummies (a sophisticated book on decision making) and has contributed a chapter to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos due for release in the fall. Dawna also blogs for the Huffington Post Great Workplace Cultures.
When Michael Moll was a kid growing up in Kenya he was surrounded by gardens, fresh fruits and vegetables. Today with his fiancée, he runs startup MyGreenSpace.co, a gardening app. Millennials are driving the return to urban gardening to the benefit of all ages in terms of well-being and core leadership skills. It is the unusual combination of technology and gardening that is restoring face to face connection with community and getting outdoors.
In this conversation we talk about:
Go to www.mygreenspace.co to download the free IOS and Android app. MyGreenSpace is a digital garden planner and seed shop on a mission to make communities more sustainable and resilient.
Mike is a social commerce visionary who uses technology to transform rudimentary human activities. Michael is originally from Kenya and came to Canada in 2008 on a full scholarship to study at the Saunder School of Business and then turned to using the power of technology to make the world a better place. Naturally, Michael values sustainability and merges that with a keen eye for visual communication and product development. He is obsessed with the power of co-creation.
Mike is a full time optimist who loves nothing more than living at the intersection between people and technology.
Intro music is by Mark Romero of www.markromeromusic.com Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor company whose music restores coherence to people and workplaces.
Podcast host Dawna Jones specializes in providing insights and advanced decision-making skills to progressive companies and individuals aware that they are in new territory. www.frominsighttoaction.com
As economy, education and other traditional systems buckle under the weight of changing values and complexity Millennial values and awareness of the state of the world confronts societal expectations. Emanuele Rapisarda, Evolution Coach working with Cocoon Projects and Lindsay Henwood, a commercial editorial photographer talk about their experience with finding purpose, living to be true to yourself.
In this raw, honest and profound conversation you’ll hear:
Share this interview with anyone who is at the crossroads in their life’s journey asking ‘What do I do next?’.
Emanuele Rapisarda is found on LinkedIn and Twitter. To work with him as an Evolution Coach, go to http://cocoonprojects.com/en/ Emanuele mentioned Elements which comes from: The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Ken Robinson and Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life also by Ken Robinson
For a photo of Lindsay Henwood surfing see www.FB.com/FromInsightToAction
Intro music is by Mark Romero of www.markromeromusic.com Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor company whose music restores coherence to people and workplaces.
Podcast host Dawna Jones specializes in providing transformation insights to companies and individuals ready to expand awareness and apply it to be ahead of and prepared for massive change. www.frominsighttoaction.com
As the world changes your most in depth technology is your knowledge of peak performance and flow states. Steven Kotler of the Flow Genome Project explains how neuroscience helps you manage flow and peak performance states; applying self-awareness to action, particularly what you can do to manage yourself through the ‘dark side’. We start with reflecting on how on how well business executives have incorporated knowledge of flow states to function in today’s complex business environment and how business can apply this knowledge to make better performance rich environments.
Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and cofounder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project. His books include Bold, The Rise of Superman, Abundance, A Small, Furry Prayer, West of Jesus, and The Angle Quickest for Flight and Stealing the Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work. You can find him online at www.stevenkotler.com or on Forbes with Far Frontiers blog www.forbes.com/sites/stevenkotler.
Go to www.flowgenomeproject.com to take the Flow assessment and meet Steven’s Flow Genome partner Jamie Wheal.
Contact Dawna Jones through www.FromINsighttoAction.com or Twitter EPDawna_Jones
Why does narrative and story ignite the power of the human spirit? How do you move through a difficult experience in life or work? Why is letting go of control so difficult?
In times when attempting to control your outer world results in fatigue, overwhelm and exhaustion, attending to your inner world restores initiative and strength. Narrative coach David Drake explains the difference between narrative and story. The conversation in this episode sheds light on:
Narrative coach David Drake is the author of Narrative Coaching: Principles and Practices for Bringing New Stories to Life. His personal mission is ‘to help create and spread new narrative methods that integrate personal and social transformation’. David has worked on narrative coaching, change and leadership initiatives for 70 organizations, including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Google, Nike, PwC, Westpac and the Australia and US federal governments. Clients appreciate his systemic and innovative approaches.
He is the founder of the field of narrative coaching and the creator of the Narrative Coaching Labs for practitioners and Narrative Design Labs in organizations. David has trained over 10,000 people in 14 countries in his methods. He has started a global community of licensed Narrative Design Partners to bring this work to the world in new ways.
David is also the architect of integrative development, which brings together adult development and organization development in a unified theory of change. Narrative coaching is an integrative practice that can scale to any size. Dr David Drake founded and runs the Center for Narrative Coaching & Leadership in the San Francisco Bay Area. www.narrativecoaching.com
The pop-punk track on this episode was contributed by @ChaseYourWords. The track is called ‘You and Me’. Thanks to lead singer Chris for providing this and the track on the previous episode. www.chaseyourwords.com
Intro music is by Mark Romero of www.markromeromusic.com Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor company who saw the music. He now works with individuals and companies to restore coherence to their environments.
Podcast host Dawna Jones specializes in providing transformation insights to companies, their leaders and to individuals seeking to evolve their skills to match the complexities of today. www.frominsighttoaction.com
“The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you. They are unique manifestations of the human spirit.” -Wade Davis
Wade Davis is an anthropologist, ethnobotanist, writer, photographer, filmmaker and explorer. National Geographic named him as one of the explorers of the Millennium. Described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity”, Wade’s work has taken him to East Africa, Borneo, Nepal, Peru, Polynesia, Tibet, Mali, Benin, Togo, New Guinea, Australia,
Davis holds degrees in anthropology and biology and received his Ph.D. in ethnobotany from Harvard University.
In this conversation with Dawna Jones, Wade explains the mind-blowing (Dawna’s words) sophistication of indigenous skills to navigating across open seas without the instruments we rely on today.
Their conversation covers:
The whole conversation was sparked by Dawna’s read of The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World published in 2009.
Also in this episode is an artist-owned track from pop-punk band @ChaseYourWords. Track is called ‘Here to Stay’. Www.chaseyourwords.com
Intro music is from www.markromeromusic.com. Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor firm. His music generates coherence in listeners.
Your host is Dawna Jones: www.frominsighttoaction.com
The costs of management are a significant factor in the search for better organizational designs and management structures. Holacracy One started in 2007. Ten years later encode.org is following the 500+ companies that have implemented Holacracy to pick up on the legal and people side needed to balance the structural implementation of Holacracy. Tom Tomison, a co-founder of Holacracy One, and Dawna talk about:
A seasoned entrepreneur and business builder with more than 30 years of experience, Tom Thomison is a recognized leader in self-organization practices and methods. In 2007, he co-founded HolacracyOne, LLC to further develop and mature Holacracy®, now a gold-standard replacement for conventional management hierarchies.
Tom is currently a Founding Member and Partner at encode.org, an organization focused on the creation of necessary legal, financial and social structures to further support self-organization and the new world of work. Tom is active as an entrepreneur having been involoved five early stage companies prior to encode.org and he has served as advisor to several startups and remains a Partner and Investor at HolacracyOne, LLC.
In the Evolutionary Provocateur podcast on iTunes Dawna interviewed Anna McGrath on what Holacracy is and its implementation in Zappos. Learn more about self-managed companies on the Evolutionary Provocateur podcast and the Insight to Action podcast.
Dawna Jones is the host for the Insight to Action podcast. Dawna works with companies and leaders to adapt their decision-making and deepen leadership skills to make the bold, creative decisions to evolve and design tomorrow. She's the author of [Business] Decision Making for Dummies, and a monthly blogger for Great Workplace Cultures on the Huffington Post . She’s contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to an upcoming book by Ervin Laszlo called Who are We and Why are We Here. See Mastering the Split in Consciousness. www.FromInsightToAction.com
Stephenie Gloden is a passionate person. After reading Doug Kirkpatrick’s book Beyond Empowerment rather than attempt to impose the ideas she worked with her team at the University of Phoenix, Apollo Education Center to ‘own’ the ideas and implications.
It is not that education systems do not want to deliver skills to equip students with 21st Century skills; it’s that the systemic blocks make it extremely difficult. A high level of vision and tenacity is required. To handle high speed change takes different skills so in this program you’ll hear:
Innovative entrepreneur, intrapreneur and leader, Stephenie promotes a highly engaged culture focused on delivering value-driven service and solutions that meet customer needs. She applies lean startup principles, agile methodologies and self-management practices to driving collaboration in an interdisciplinary context. Fortunately, she’s not afraid to push the envelope – an essential trait in someone having to work around an entrenched systemic holding pattern. Stephenie Gloden is on LinkedIn.
To learn more about RedFlint go to: https://www.phoenix.edu/redflint.html
The artist owned music at the conclusion is fittingly called ‘Dedication’ which is what it takes to make systemic change. Robert Grey, my graphic designer has provided the track. More of his music and work is found at: http://brooksgreydesign.com/music/
The introductory clip is courtesy of Mark Romero at www.markromeromusic.com Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor firm who has been doing what he loves ever since he left corporate. His music has been proven to restore coherence and well-being to the body.
Colin Price is the executive vice president and global managing partner at Heidrick & Struggles, a pioneer in the fields of executive search, culture shaping and leadership consulting. Prior to that he served as chairman of Co Company, an organizational development consulting firm. Previously he led the worldwide organization practice at McKinsey & Co. for many years.
Colin has consulted with many of the world’s largest organizations and published on important business challenges of organization health and performance for 25 years. His focus is on developing organizations that can align, execute, and renew better and quicker than competitors. His body of work around building organizational health, purpose, culture, leadership, and capabilities has defined this arena of study and practice.
In this conversation with Dawna he talks about:
Colin has published widely, and is author and co-author of seven books, including Accelerating Performance: How Organizations can Mobilize, Execute, Transform, with Agility. He has presented at many prestigious conferences, including The World Economic Forum and the Harvard Roundtable series around the need to integrate thinking on organizational performance and health so that corporations can create an aligned, high-performance system.
The music intro is from Mark Romero Music - a track called Alignment. Mark is a former CEO of a semi-conductor company who returned to his passion of music. His music restores health and coherence to the human body. See more at www.MarkRomeroMusic.com
Dr. Lesley Philips was an environmental microbiologist who searched bio-diverse regions of the planet for natural product medicines. Then she went into business development making deals between life science companies. Today she mentors conscious leaders to help them transform themselves and their businesses. Her work reconnects decision makers to their advanced skills invaluable for navigating everything from personal crisis to chaos.
In this episode of Insight to Action you’ll hear us talk about:
In addition to talking you through a grounding exercise she mentions a centering exercise. http://drlesleyphillips.com/
You can learn more about Dr. Lesley Phillips work at www.drlesleyphillips.com
Dr. Lesley Phillips is a spiritual teacher, who wants to help you access your intuition. Your spiritual journey involves personal growth and deep transformation. She can help you transcend your limits and let go of what keeps you from your purpose.
Dr. Lesley has offered intuitive sessions since 1996 and has taught meditation and intuition development since 2003. Over the years she has provided spiritual guidance and mentoring to thousands of people and many corporations.
She is the author of a spiritual novel, called “The Midas Tree.” Plus 3 non-fiction books on spirituality and a card deck that opens the intuition and creativity. She is at happiest when being of service, whether at a speaking engagement, teaching a class, giving a healing or mentoring her students.
Her credentials include:-
The intro music comes from Mark Romero of MarkRomeroMusic.com
Karl Mattingly is the CEO of Dysrupt Labs (Slow Voice), the umbrella company and home of Almanis, Percypt, Pyfina & Sugihara launching cutting edge tools for forecasting. Forecasting the future is difficult in unpredictable times so give strategists and decision makers the edge, Karl has launched Percypt, to offer the world’s first platform for applying collective intelligence to inform strategy and decisions. Collective intelligence can mitigate bias in groups as well.
You’ll hear us talk about:
Karl’s TED talk on Wisdom of Crowds
The artist owned music track at the end comes from graphic designer and musician Robert Grey of Brooks Grey Design. The track is called Nexus off his album Lacuna. http://brooksgreydesign.com/music/