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Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. - Evan Ryan -  AI Enhancing Productivity
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. - Evan Ryan - AI Enhancing Productivity
Ryan automates boring, repetitive work to make humans more human. Evan Ryan, is at the forefront of AI innovation. As the Founder and CEO of Teammate AI and Co-Founder of Lede AI, Evan is transforming how businesses and news platforms leverage AI to enhance productivity and content generation. His belief that every individual can engage in more fascinating and motivating work with the aid of AI is not just a vision but a reality he's creating for hundreds of businesses. From optimizing operations without ballooning payrolls to generating unique news briefs in seconds, Evan’s work embodies the massive power of...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Martyn Redstone - AI Recruitment
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Martyn Redstone - AI Recruitment
Martyn helps Recruitment and People Leaders navigate the world of Conversational and Generative AI. I think of myself as a ‘recruitment engineer’ – able to help solve blockers in the recruitment process using technology. I am fascinated with the world of chatbots and voicebots and how this is a game-changer for recruiters that implement conversational automation. I work with agency, in-house and RPO teams to discover conversations that are ripe for automation, measure the value impact and design and implement the solution. Ross and Martyn talk about generative AI, holistic technological environments, recruiting with AI, HR, enjoying discovering how things...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva - Reinvention
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva - Reinvention
Nadya is Chief Reinvention Officer at the Reinvention Academy. She helps corporations thrive in perpetual turbulence and capitalize on disruption, teaching her science-based methods to help 1B people reinvent continuously. Nadya helps people & organizations turn change & disruptions into an opportunity - and a source of real competitive advantage - again and again. Called ‘The Reinvention Guru’ (In Ventures magazine) & ‘The Queen of Reinvention’ (TEDx Navasink), Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva is a business owner, educator, speaker & author -- specializing in reinvention. As a consultant, Nadya has helped such organizations as The Coca-Cola Company, ERG, Kohler, L'Oreal, IBM, CISCO,...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Will Guillaume Foussier - The future of Leadership
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Will Guillaume Foussier - The future of Leadership
Will Guillaume Foussier is Co-Founder & CEO at AceUp, part of MG 100, Forbes 30U30, Harvard Alumni and TechStars Alumni. TechStars have successfully raised $2.2m throughout the accelerator. Will founded AceUp back in 2016, a human transformation platform that provides highly personalized leadership coaching at scale for individuals and teams. Will's journey from social-impact investment to pioneering in the coaching industry shows a commitment to doing well by doing good. With AceUp, he's not just reshaping how organizations align on purpose, values, and goals but also how individuals and teams can realize their utmost capabilities. Get ready to dive into...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr. Keith Keating - The Trusted Learning Advisor
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr. Keith Keating - The Trusted Learning Advisor
Dr. Keith Keating is BDO Canada's first Chief Learning and Development Officer Today, I'm honored to host Dr. Keith Keating, a visionary in the realm of learning and development, who has invested over two decades to shaping the future of education. From his humble beginnings as a high school dropout to becoming an influential doctorate holder from the University of Pennsylvania, His journey is a compelling narrative of resilience and transformation. As a lecturer, the author of the award-winning 'The Trusted Learning Advisor', and BDO Canada's first Chief Learning and Development Officer. He Partners with Fortune 500 giants, steering corporate...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Keith Day - 'The Neuropathy Warrior'
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Keith Day - 'The Neuropathy Warrior'
Today, I'm stepping outside our normal guest profile. Of coaches, L&D professionals, CHRO's and business leaders. I am thrilled to share my guest for today's show is Keith Day, known as 'The Neuropathy Warrior'. Keith's remarkable journey through battling and triumphing over neuropathy has not only reshaped his life but has also inspired countless others facing similar challenges. His story is a testament to the incredible power of human spirit and resilience, making him a beacon of hope for healthcare providers, patients, and all striving to turn adversity into strength. Join us as Keith illuminates the path to resilience, health,...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Keith Day - 'The Neuropathy Warrior'
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Keith Day - 'The Neuropathy Warrior'
Today, I'm stepping outside our normal guest profile. Of coaches, L&D professionals, CHRO's and business leaders. I am thrilled to share my guest for today's show is Keith Day, known as 'The Neuropathy Warrior'. Keith's remarkable journey through battling and triumphing over neuropathy has not only reshaped his life but has also inspired countless others facing similar challenges. His story is a testament to the incredible power of human spirit and resilience, making him a beacon of hope for healthcare providers, patients, and all striving to turn adversity into strength. Join us as Keith illuminates the path to resilience, health,...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Kathryn Goetzke - Advancing the science of hope
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Kathryn Goetzke - Advancing the science of hope
Get ready to redefine your operating system for change! Please join me in welcoming Kathryn Goetzke, an innovator in the field of mental health and a global depression advocate. Kathryn's journey intertwines resilience, motivation, and the transformative power of mindset in navigating the complexities of mental health and business. I really want you to know a little more about Kathryn before we get stuck in. She has been instrumental in advancing the science of hope, creating 'Hopeful Mindsets' for college campuses and spearheading Hopeful Minds and Hopeful Cities through her nonprofit iFred. She's also the author of 'The Biggest Little...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Monica Pool Knox - How HR is evolving
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Monica Pool Knox - How HR is evolving
Today, I'm honored to have Monica Pool Knox with us, a trailblazer in the world of HR and organizational innovation. Monica has been at the helm of HR in leading tech giants like Microsoft, Sony, and Twitter Her expertise spans from Fortune 50 companies in sectors as diverse as CPG, entertainment, media, and tech, to dynamic roles in up-and-coming computer software firms. Monica's passion lies in revolutionizing HR through genAI, data analytics, and talent development, making her a force multiplier in transforming the strategic impact of HR. Join us as we delve into Monica's rich experience to uncover insights on...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Andy Kriebel - Unlocking the power of data
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Andy Kriebel - Unlocking the power of data
Welcome back to Decoding AQ. Today, I'm joined by Andy Kriebel, a Mathematician, trainer and an incredibly distinguished figure in the realm of data visualization and a truly influential leader in the world of data analytics. Andy's journey, spanning over two decades, has seen him evolve into a master trainer and a revered member of the Tableau Visionary Hall of Fame. He's not just an expert; he's a mentor who has shaped the careers of countless data professionals through his innovative training courses and community leadership initiatives. He has led and implemented data visualization programs at Facebook and Coca-Cola, and...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Rod Roddenberry - Producer of Star Trek
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Rod Roddenberry - Producer of Star Trek
Welcome to another episode of Decoding AQ, where we unravel the fabric of adaptability in our ever-evolving world. Today, I'm thrilled to have a truly special guest - Rod Roddenberry, a visionary in the realm of science fiction and beyond. As the son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, Rod has not only upheld the legacy of this iconic series but has expanded its horizons as the CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment. From 'Star Trek: Discovery' to 'Star Trek: Picard', Rod continues to explore new frontiers in storytelling. But Rod's adventures aren't confined to the cosmos. He's an avid scuba diver,...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Sebastian Terry - Bucket Lists
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Sebastian Terry - Bucket Lists
Get ready to be inspired, amused, and maybe even a little bit envious, as we dive into the world of a man who's turned bucket listing into an art form and helping others into his mission. Ladies and gentlemen, I'm thrilled to introduce the one and only Seb Terry! He's got a best-selling book, an ESPN documentary and a US-based reality TV show, where he's not just the star, but the fairy godfather helping others live their dreams. So, folks, fasten your seatbelts, and maybe ask yourself, '100 Things... What's on my list?' But first, let's dive into Seb's world....
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. George Paxinos - Neuroscience
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. George Paxinos - Neuroscience
Welcome back to DECODING AQ, where we delve into the minds of the most groundbreaking thinkers of our time! Today, I'm incredibly excited to introduce a guest whose contributions to neuroscience have shaped our understanding of the brain like no other. He has identified and named more brain areas than anyone in history. Hold onto your seats as we welcome the phenomenal George Paxinos - Professor of Medical Sciences, Neuroscience Research Australia and The University of New South Wales! George, alongside Charles Watson, authored 'The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates.' With a staggering 73,000 citations across its 7 editions, this...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. George Paxinos - Neuroscience
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. George Paxinos - Neuroscience
Welcome back to DECODING AQ, where we delve into the minds of the most groundbreaking thinkers of our time! Today, I'm incredibly excited to introduce a guest whose contributions to neuroscience have shaped our understanding of the brain like no other. He has identified and named more brain areas than anyone in history. Hold onto your seats as we welcome the phenomenal George Paxinos - Professor of Medical Sciences, Neuroscience Research Australia and The University of New South Wales! George, alongside Charles Watson, authored 'The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates.' With a staggering 73,000 citations across its 7 editions, this...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Sangeeta Bhatnagar - Top-tiered Talent Acquisition
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Sangeeta Bhatnagar - Top-tiered Talent Acquisition
Sangeeta has been Principal at SB Global Human Capital Solutions for the last 15 years. Top-tiered Talent Acquisition | Talent Developer:: DISC, EI, Human-centred Skills Training, AQai Facilitation | 4X Best Selling Author | GTACC Chair | ICMI Top 25 Sangeeta's passion is education, whether it be through school, a book, self-discovery or through mentorship! She believes that we can serve and impact others in all that we do. and loves working with people to help them identify their strengths and bring out their best! Her specialties include Search & Placement of RIGHT fit candidates, Staff Retention & Development, Human...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Rachel Treece - Leadership & Executive Coach
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Rachel Treece - Leadership & Executive Coach
Rachel Treece is the CEO of fts global and The Henka Institute. Leadership & Executive Coach | Bestselling Author | Keynote Speaker| M&A Expert | Financial Services Podcaster She previously worked as an executive within the global financial services sector and has a vast experience of managing multi-cultural teams for FTSE and Fortune 100 companies. Rachel wishes her legacy to be "making financial services a better place " and to help the industry attract the talent it deserves to this ecosystem. Rachel was awarded Most Inspiring Women in Entrepreneurship in 2012 and is a founding member of the Charity Dress...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Mita Mallick - Inclusion Champion | Podcaster | Storytelling
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Mita Mallick - Inclusion Champion | Podcaster | Storytelling
Mita is a prolific writer for HBR, Ad week, and Entrepreneur media. And now Wiley published author of "Reimagine Inclusion: Debunking 13 Myths to Transform Your Workplace.” Mita describes herself as an Inclusion Champion a Podcaster citing Storytelling as her Superpower. Mita's LinkedIn newsletter "Brown Table Talk" is published weekly, where she unpacks insights from her podcast by the same name, which is part of the exclusive LinkedIn podcast network. Mita has spent over 15 years as a storyteller, leading iconic brands like AVEENO, AVON Color Cosmetics, Chapstick, Vaseline, Suave and Dove. Throughout her career, she has fought hard to...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Colin Iles - Curator of thought-leadership
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Colin Iles - Curator of thought-leadership
Colin is a curator of thought-leadership events that help you develop teams, leads, relationships and ideas. With a background in the finance industry, having started his career at Deutsche Bank, then Barclays, Standard Bank, and 5 years as the MD at ABSA Group. And for the last 6 years the founder of his own business. Innovation Catalysts. Colin values education and meaningful conversations, a past deputy chair at university of cape town, he enjoys sharing ideas on leadership, innovation and strategy with the hope that now and then it catalyses positive change. Ross and Colin talk about Middle East investment,...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Christopher Voss World's #1 Negotiation Coach
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Christopher Voss World's #1 Negotiation Coach
The World's #1 Negotiation Coach, Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author "Never Split The Difference" - which has sold over 1 million copies. Chris spent over 24 years in the FBI, with his final 4 years as the chief international hostage and kidnapping negotiator. After working on more than 150 international hostage cases, he retired from the FBI in 2007 and founded The Black Swan Group, just over 15 years ago. A consultancy and trainer for both businesses and individuals on negotiation skills In 2019, he created and narrated a MasterClass, The Art of Negotiation - One of Masterclass's top performing courses....
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Alisa Cohn - No1. Startup Coach in the World
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Alisa Cohn - No1. Startup Coach in the World
Alisa Cohn is an Executive Coach; Angel investor, author and podcast host who has worked with C-suite executives at prominent startups (such as Venmo, Etsy, Draft Kings, The Wirecutter, Mack Weldon, and Tory Burch) and Fortune 500 companies (including Dell, IBM, Microsoft, Google, Pfizer, Calvin Klein and Hitachi.) She is the author of the 2022 Independent Press Award-winning book From Start-up to Grown-up and podcast host of the same name, which provides insights and tools for the journey founders (and all leaders) must go through as they scale their leadership. She was named the Top Startup Coach in the World...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Laura Lohk - Fast Growth Programmes For Company Leaders
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Laura Lohk - Fast Growth Programmes For Company Leaders
Laura went from being a lawyer to Head of Operations and Consultancy at GS Fast Growth who provide Unbeatable Fast Growth Programmes For Company Leaders Who Mean Business📈 No BS, No Gimmicks, No False Promises, Just Great Results! If The Business Leader Is Wonky, So Will Be Their Business! Business leaders who successfully achieve growth in their businesses don’t just work harder – they achieve this because the way they think, act, and operate is fundamentally different from an average business. If you are struggling to grow your business, struggling to see the wood for the trees, if you are...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Jason Feifer - Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Jason Feifer - Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine
Jason spent 20 years as a reporter and editor, with stints at Men's health, Fast Company, Maxim and for the last 7 and a half years Jason has held the role of Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine. Author of "Build for Tomorrow". An Action Plan for Embracing Change, Adapting Fast, and Future-Proofing Your Career. It is an action plan detailing how to navigate the four phases of change: Panic, Adaptation, New Normal, and Wouldn't Go Back Jason wants to help us reach our "Wouldn't Go Back" moment. I’ve seen this happen over and over again — with the small...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Sarah Ratekin - Chief Happiness Officer - Happiness Is Courage
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Sarah Ratekin - Chief Happiness Officer - Happiness Is Courage
Sarah Ratekin is Business owner and Chief Happiness Officer at Happiness Is Courage Inc. An Employee Experience Champion. She is in her happy place when making the complex simple. Especially in Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity - driving Workplace Transformation and a sort after Keynote Speaker and Author. Sarah is truly passionate about employee experience across all levels of an organization. She loves building sustainably nurturing environments where people feel valued, respected, and trusted to do and be their best. The author of "Silver Threads: Living a Life of Gratitude" and the companion Silver Threads positivity and gratitude journal. As a...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Van Ton-Quinlivan - Futuro Health CEO - Workforce Development
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Van Ton-Quinlivan - Futuro Health CEO - Workforce Development
Currently, Ton-Quinlivan is the CEO of Futuro Health, whose nonprofit mission is to improve the health and wealth of communities by growing the largest network of credentialed allied healthcare workers in the nation. In 2013, she was named a White House Champion of Change under the Obama administration in recognition of her notable career in industry, education, and service as a community leader. Ross and Van talk about government, workforce, money challenges, data, management, creativity, strategies, leadership, dealing with criticism, communities, staying the course, intentionality, staying grounded, unlocking opportunities, unique abilities, caring, goals, perseverance, grit, diversity, pitching, community colleges. The...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. John Sanei - The intersection of Neuroscience & Futurism
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. John Sanei - The intersection of Neuroscience & Futurism
John Sanei is not only revolutionising the way we approach the future, but he is also equipping us with the courage and determination needed to bring about lasting change. Globally renowned keynote speaker, futures strategist, 5-time bestselling author, Singularity University and Duke CE faculty member, Associate Partner at the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies, Chief of Tomorrow Board Member, and podcaster at The Expansive – Book - Who do we become - self evolution With a unique blend of neuroscience, psychology, quantum science, business strategy, and futurism, John delivers talks, writes books, conducts masterclasses, and serves on boards to guide...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Peter Sursi, MBA, SPHR - Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Peter Sursi, MBA, SPHR - Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Peter is an experienced HR executive. Defining the Future of Organizations. As a People Operations and change management Expert, Peter is a sought after international keynote speaker. He has spent 25 years at the FBI. 4 years as Head of Talent Acquisition - Managing the national recruitment and hiring strategy for the FBI's special agent, intelligence analyst and professional staff employees. Created new comms/leadership strategies facilitating high performance and accountability in a remote and dispersed workforce. Peter also was awarded the Human Capital Outstanding Leader of the Year 2021 Issued by Office of the Director of National Intelligence in recognition...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Patricia Bender - Overcoming Obstacles
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Patricia Bender - Overcoming Obstacles
Patricia Bender is President of Bayley & Bender. Starting her career in fashion and marketing, Pat then spent a decade at IBM as a high performing sales and regional manage. In her first year with IBM, she achieved Rookie of the Year by selling 140% of quota and went on to claim top performance awards for the next ten years - a rare accomplishment. For four consecutive years, Pat was in the top 2% in performance at IBM and was honored with four Golden Circle Awards. Her final year at IBM, Pat earned the distinguished award as the Top Sales...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Steve Cadigan - The Future of Work
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Steve Cadigan - The Future of Work
Steve is a best selling author and one of the foremost thought leaders in the world of people and talent. Retained by leaders, investors, organisations and governments around the world who seek to create a better future of work. Steve is author of 'Workquake' - Embracing the aftershocks of covid 19 to create a better model of working. Steve sits on the board of many fast growth HRtech and talent companies. And back in 2009 he was LinkedIn's first CHRO, where he led the company's hyper growth from 400 to 4000 employees in 3.5 years! "My passion and expertise are...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Tugba Yanaz - Leadership Coach
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Tugba Yanaz - Leadership Coach
Tugba Yanaz is the founder of LEAD + VISION, a vision-based Leadership Coaching and Consulting firm. Tugba is a PCC-certified Leadership Development Coach by the International Coaching Federation and a former Fortune500-Executive. Her vision-based coaching approach helps executives and emerging leaders overcome limiting beliefs and build inner confidence and a future vision that fuels leaders every day with passion and purpose. Building from almost 2 decades at Flex, a manufacturing and supply chain business, where she was a VP, responsible for building two business units, one in the automotive and consumer electronics industries with over a $1B rev each (40K...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Donna Karlin - Shadow Coaching methodology
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Donna Karlin - Shadow Coaching methodology
Donna is CEO, Founder at "No Ceiling, Just Sky™ Institute. She is a Global Speaker, TED Fellows Coach, Author & Organizational Accelerator. Starting her career as a Coach to Long Term Care Patients & Families of Terminally Ill Cancer Kids in the 80's and 90's. Donna is the creator of the Shadow Coaching methodology and has taught it around the world. Ross and Donna talk about rare conditions, experimental surgery, dealing with patients, paralysis, coaching, studying, fear, hidden potential, what is possible - not impossible, sacrifice, medical science, adaptability, tough moments, hidden potential, hidden talents, emotions, games, support, imagination, reframing...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Emily Harman - Positive Intelligence
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Emily Harman - Positive Intelligence
Emily is the Founder & CEO of Emily Harman Coaching and Consulting. Podcast host, and the U.S. Government Account Director for Positive Intelligence. Her career started with 34 years in the Navy, including 10 years in Naval Air Systems command, as Director at the office of small business programs. She helps employees build mental fitness so they can fulfil their true potential for happiness and contribution to mission success. Ross and Emily talk about The Navy, service, putting yourself first, responsibility, coaching, saboteurs, living life, regrets, reflection, mentoring, positive intelligence, podcasting, helping people, mental health, sales, influencing, self confidence, money,...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Zachary Ames - Founder of XYZ Leadership
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Zachary Ames - Founder of XYZ Leadership
Zach is a coach, facilitator, and a sort after Keynote Speaker. He is an award-winning leadership and talent development expert. With 15 years of experience in start-ups, Fortune 500, and global private companies there are few leadership challenges he hasn’t faced. Holding senior roles across well known brands like; Bloomberg, and Bloomingdales. Having lived in Singapore, spent a decade in New York, and from his humble roots of Salt Lake City, Zach brings a global approach with a localized sensibility. He’s helped re-org entire business units, developed enterprise-wide leadership curriculum, rolled out global diversity initiatives, coached executives, and built multiple...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Joel Monk - Leadership Coach, Entrepreneur
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Joel Monk - Leadership Coach, Entrepreneur
Joel Monk is a leadership coach, educator, facilitator and entrepreneur. Back in 2009, He co-founded Coaches Rising, a company on the cutting edge of online coach training with a community of nearly 50,000 coaches. Coaches Rising programs regularly include participants from every continent on the planet and they have collaborated with some of the leading minds in the field of human development and coaching. I personally loved the 'Neuro Science of Change' a 14 week program I took part in, alongside over 500 other coaches last year - and it truly was excellent. Joel is dedicated to the development of...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Professor M.S. Rao - Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Professor M.S. Rao - Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D. is ranked the #1 Top Global Thought Leader and Influencer on Entrepreneurship. He is the Father of “Soft Leadership” and the Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants, in India He is an International Leadership Guru with forty years experience as an exec coach. A prolific author, amassing fifty books including the award-winning ‘See the Light in You’ An inspiring book in which the Holiness Dalai Lama wrote the foreword This book, Enlightens readers to lead every moment of their lives with purpose and meaning, and implores you to follow the philosophy of ‘health first, education second, and...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Pratik Thakker - Founder & CEO at INSIDEA - Testlify
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Pratik Thakker - Founder & CEO at INSIDEA - Testlify
Pratik is founder of several tech companies inc Webzoly a customer support, sales and marketing agency, & Testlify, a talent assessment platform. Pratik received the Indian Achievers' Award in 2021, now living in Israel, he is Israel’s #1 LinkedIn Influencer, a TEDx Speaker, and was featured in the Times 40 Under 40 and has 193,725+ Followers on LinkedIn. "Now I help Israeli tech companies grow in India and Asia-Pacific (APAC) by providing the local team, capital and drive the marketing, sales and growth." Ross and Pratik talk about success, failure, family business, entrepreneurship, life lessons, Bill Gates, selling yourself, sales,...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Chris Croft - Management and Happiness
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Chris Croft - Management and Happiness
Chris is a Writer and Keynote Speaker, in Project Management, Time Management, and Negotiation Skills Chris thinks and writes about management - he makes on-line videos, speaks at conferences, and runs management training courses in Project Management, Time Management, sorting out problem teams, being a good boss, Negotiating, Happiness, and Presentation skills He has over thirty-five courses on LinkedIn Learning (his Negotiating course has had over half a million learners) Ross and Chris talk about survival, balance, focus, managing time, fun management, humour, acronyms, levels of seriousness, smiling, earning, The big book of Happiness, Sonja Lyubomirsky, working for something, neglecting...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Catherine Ward - Blending Non Executive Director roles & coach.
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Catherine Ward - Blending Non Executive Director roles & coach.
Catherine is a Non Executive Director (NED), Board Advisor, Executive Coach, Global CHRO and currently the MD People Perception Ltd (for the last 5 years) Catherine describes herself as in the portfolio stage of her career blending Non Executive Director roles, consultancy and coaching. As a Chief People Officer worked at board level on organisation transformation and people strategy. With board level experience within Plc, Private Equity, Public Sector and Charity sectors. Catherine also has a wide International experience including Far East, Middle East, India, Africa, South America and Europe. Ross and Catherine talk about studying, science, HR, people, consultancy,...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Vaclav Koranda - Vice President Human Resources at T-Systems
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Vaclav Koranda - Vice President Human Resources at T-Systems
Vaclav has been with T-Systems for over 8 years. T-Systems has around 28,000 employees worldwide and is one of the leading providers of digital services. It is a Deutsche Telekom subsidiary is headquartered in Germany. Vaclav holds a Masters in Psychology, is HR Enthusiast and Innovator; a Keynote Speaker; Author, and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional Over the last 2 decades Vaclav has held positions at Skoda, Interoute, and served as a university lecturer Teaching "Personnel Management" and "Creativity & Teamwork" and weeks away from being appointed as an adjunct professor at a university in Malaysia. In 2019, he was...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Suzie Lewis - Managing Director at Transform for Value
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Suzie Lewis - Managing Director at Transform for Value
Suzie is Managing Director at Transform for Value, Podcast host of "Let's talk Transformation" podcasts and an Executive coach. Susie spent almost two decades at Airbus - holding various senior roles, from digital transformation, Head of leadership learning, and head of diversity & inclusion. Suzie describes her quest is to constantly bridge the gap between digital and human and create more inclusive and collaborative cultures in organisations. Suzie and Ross talk about coaching, transformation, bridging gaps, imbedding inclusion, inclusivity, impact, people, perfect imperfections, reacting to change, curiosity, perfectionism, letting go of control, strong leaders, nothings impossible, empathy, human reactions, getting...
Stacey Richey - Vice President, People at Corvus Insurance
Stacey Richey - Vice President, People at Corvus Insurance
Stacey is a highly experienced leader who has helped build high-growth tech companies by converging a data-driven and heart-led approach to people operations. Working in talent for some of the biggest and fastest growing tech companies on the planet, like google, logicmonitor and Toast. At Toast - Stacey Led the Go-to-Market hiring function for this global software company in hyper-growth; responsible for hiring over 3,000 people per year. Built out several new people analytics dashboards in order to measure progress against the annual operating plan. Stacey is now the VP of People at Corvus, an insurance company who leverage the...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Anita Lettink - HR & Payroll Tech Advisor
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Anita Lettink - HR & Payroll Tech Advisor
As keynote speaker, Anita shares insights and perspectives about the future of work and pay, including the changes that web3 and the metaverse will bring. "I am the founder of HRTechRadar, where I support HR Leaders and investors in evaluating the latest solutions. And I help emerging HR Tech companies reach their full potential". Ross and Anita talk about innovation, influencing, HR, leadership, insights, emerging trends, publishing a book, payrolls, asking the right questions, advice, bridging information gaps, managing incomes, financial problems. consequences, engagement, crypto, future learning, the metaverse, understanding how things work and forming opinions. The pair also discuss...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Alan Susi - S&P Global
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Alan Susi - S&P Global
Alan is Global Head of Organizational Effectiveness at S&P Global, a public company employing over 35,000 people - Who Accelerate Progress in the world by delivering Essential Intelligence that's critical for decision-making. Alan is an experienced talent and organization strategist who is focused on building collaborative #peoplefirst strategies Prior to S&P Alan built his career in various HR leadership roles, inc almost 10 years at Fannie Mae. With a degree in communications and sociology, and a masters in strategic management, he is truly passionate about innovative business model design and the optimization of an organization and its talent, for sustained...
Michael Easley - Author, Executive Coach
Michael Easley - Author, Executive Coach
Michael Easley is an Author, Executive Coach, former CEO and soon to be Therapist He spent almost 22 years as CEO at Powder River Energy Corporation. Prior to joining PRECorp, Mike had worked for various other electric cooperatives in the USA. Mike’s most recent book is The No-Øs of Leadership. The No-Øs introduces a new model of leadership built around empathy and self-awareness and inspires the reader to begin a journey towards being a Leader Worth Following. Ross and Michael talk about his book, leadership, safety of people, advising, letting things subside, innovation, building power lines, wildlife, co-ops, anticipating directions,...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Navid Nazemian, PCC - CEO Navid Nazemian Executive Coaching
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Navid Nazemian, PCC - CEO Navid Nazemian Executive Coaching
Navid helps executives de-risk & accelerate their career transition. Author of the international bestseller Mastering Executive Transitions, a global keynote speaker, and HR‘s Most Influential Practitioner in 2022. He has spent time as a University Lecturer, and has held multiple senior HR roles in FTSE 500 companies like adidas, GE, BAT and most recently as Group Head of HR at vodafone - London So, having spent 26 years in blue chip multi national companies, Navid considers himself to be incredibly lucky. He has now embarked on perhaps one of the biggest executive transitions in his life - as he begins...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Richard Hinton - Shawmut Design and Construction
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Richard Hinton - Shawmut Design and Construction
Richard started as in intern in Gillette, followed by a couple of years in HR at a media and marketing company, before joining Shawmut almost 16 years ago, Shawmut is a $1.3B Design and Construction firm, which is 100% employee owned - by over 1000 employees. Richard has a unique ability to streamline training strategies and enhancing work performance, employee morale, and HR best practices. "I pride myself in my expertise developing innovative HR initiatives to restructure processes/programs and capitalize on organization growth opportunities." He sees investment in talent enablement and growth as critical to the companies market advantage and...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Tomeka Hill-Thomas - PhD - Senior Principal at Mercer
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Tomeka Hill-Thomas - PhD - Senior Principal at Mercer
Tomeka - is a Senior Principal, of Workforce Strategy and Analytics at Mercer - A People Analytics Expert | Data Scientist Lead | PhD Economist | Speaker | and Author. Mercer is a firm with over 25,000 employees in over 130 counties who are helping redefine the future of work, reshape retirement and investment outcomes, and unlock real health and well-being. I am a Senior Principal at Mercer who works directly with client stakeholders in identifying and understanding what drives employee outcomes such as those related to pay equity, strategic workforce planning, turnover, performance reviews and promotions. I am passionate...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Phil Johnson - Master of Business Leadership Program
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Phil Johnson - Master of Business Leadership Program
Phil is an executive coach who has been assisting executives and organizations to bet on themselves by developing their emotional intelligence. Helping Executives Achieve Career, Personal & Corporate Success, Master of Business Leadership Program and Emotional Intelligence Pattern "Spotter" with a Career Revenue of $1.5 Billion. MBL program alumni are in the US, Canada, UK, Europe, Japan, Germany, Bosnia, Africa, Australia, the Middle East and Saudi Arabia. Ross and Phil talk about meaningful life, change, coaching, passion, disconnecting, starting from zero, working with purpose, providing value, emotional intelligence, fight or flight, anxiety, old battling new habits, emotional labour, conflict, energy,...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Chris Deaver - Co-Founder of BraveCore
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Chris Deaver - Co-Founder of BraveCore
Chris Deaver is a Coach, Speaker, Cultural Supercharger and Co-Founder of BraveCore - A consultancy that partners with leaders and teams on culture transformation. BraveCore helps traditional leaders be more co-creative and creative people lean into leadership of the future. Over 15 years in Sr HR roles in some of the biggest brands on the planet, inc Apple, Disney, Dell and VMWare. Chris builds the best leaders and cultures. Collaborative. Co-Creative. Inspiring. Future-leading. Influencing through: Coaching. Speaking. Supercharging Culture. At Apple, he amplified collaboration on iPhone, AirPods Pro, coaching leaders and building a next-level culture of "Different Together"—influencing Billions in...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Olga Spivak - Vice President of People at YCharts
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Olga Spivak - Vice President of People at YCharts
Olga is currently the Vice President of People at YCharts. A series C funding company with an investment research platform that enables smarter investments and better client communications, for more than 5,000 clients With over a decade and a half in all areas of HR, working in insurance, technology and investment sectors, she loves to create and implement strategy at the intersection of business and people. Developing a values-led culture, and leading high performing teams. Alongside this, she is currently studying for her doctorate degree in Psychology. Olga also has over 5 years experience as a certified ICF's Coach and...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Alicia Hullinger - Thought Leadership Institute
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Alicia Hullinger - Thought Leadership Institute
Alicia brings a unique perspective as a Cultural Sociologist and Executive Director/VP of ICF Thought Leadership Institute. She is passionate about making the world a better place. So we have that in common already - Her purpose is to live 'compassionately bold' by partnering with individuals and organizations to be the change they want to see in the world. With a holistic, integrated approach to the problem-solving process, her work is grounded in the ethical principles for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. And I serve with a smile 🙂 She collaborates with change agents who are committed to human development...

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