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Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Erich Kurschat - Harmony Insights LLC
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Erich Kurschat - Harmony Insights LLC
Erich is a HR advocate, DiSC nerd, and connection coach who helps organizations build and grow teams that value productive communication with diverse personality styles. He also spent 16 years at Compass Group plc which is the largest contract foodservice company in the world employing over 500,000 people. Ross and Erich talk about the stories behind his beliefs, psychology, philosophy, HR, and working at Compass Group plc. The pair also discuss the business of people, growth, meaningful and fulfilling work, productivity, being heard, adaptability, leadership, introverts, networking, looking for a job, being of service and developing. Timestamps: 01:18 Erich's origins...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Tony Martignetti - Navigating Leaders Through Change
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Tony Martignetti - Navigating Leaders Through Change
Tony is a Chief Inspiration Officer, trusted advisor to accomplished leaders, career navigator, The Virtual Campfire Podcast host and author. He has 20 years of experience in navigating people and leaders through change and unlocking their true potential. Tony is also the Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer at Inspired Purpose Coaching. Ross and Tony talk about creativity, science, logic, depression, leadership, new chapters, adaptability, personal journeys, inspiring people, coping, having a meaningful life and connecting with purpose. The pair also discuss inspiration, making people feel safe, the power of being fearless, improving your environment, living for today, goals, what lights...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Charlene Li - Thriving with Disruption
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Charlene Li - Thriving with Disruption
Charlene Li is a Digital Transformation and Disruptive Leadership expert. For the past two decades, she has been helping leaders and organizations see the future and thrive with disruption - as an author, speaker, advisor, and coach. Charlene is a prolific writer, having written or co-authored six books, including "Groundswell: Winning In A World Transformed By Social Technologies"​, the New York Times bestseller, "Open Leadership"​, "The Engaged Leader", and latest book "The Disruption Mindset". Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail. Ross and Charlene talk about writing her books and the inspiration behind them, disruption mindset, thriving with disruption, being...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Greg Verdino - Business Futurist
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Greg Verdino - Business Futurist
Greg Verdino is a Business Futurist & Digital Transformation expert, keynote speaker, author and advisor. With 25 years spent working at the forefront of change, during which time he has advised hundreds of organizations including more than 50 of the Fortune 500. Ross and Greg talk about becoming a sociologist, sociology in advertising, communication, change, taking risks and moving too fast. The pair also discuss driving change more effectively, digital transformation, ecosystems, collaborating and leadership. Timestamps: 1:30 Why did Greg chose sociology as a degree 6:18 Pivotal moments after Greg shifted his way in thinking 10:56 Why is change so...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Jenny Drescher and Ellen Feldman Ornato - The Bolder Company
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Jenny Drescher and Ellen Feldman Ornato - The Bolder Company
The Bolder Company is the catalyst for the lasting behavioural change that empowers businesses to thrive. They connect individuals to themselves, to each other, and to the futures of their organizations. They also combine fully experiential, improvisation-based learning with grounded, outcomes-focused content to produce lasting behavioural change. Ross, Jenny and Ellen talk about improvisation exercises, pitching, being authentic, networking, representing themselves and how to keep going when feeling awkward. The group also discuss feeling more comfortable, teaching people with improv, giving ourselves permission, evolving, communication, being venerable and finally avoiding burnout. Timestamps: 01:02 The Bolder Company and the ladies backgrounds...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Tony Martignetti - Navigating Leaders Through Change
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Tony Martignetti - Navigating Leaders Through Change
Tony is a Chief Inspiration Officer, trusted advisor to accomplished leaders, career navigator, The Virtual Campfire Podcast host and author. He has 20 years of experience in navigating people and leaders through change and unlocking their true potential. Tony is also the Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer at Inspired Purpose Coaching. Ross and Tony talk about creativity, science, logic, depression, leadership, new chapters, adaptability, personal journeys, inspiring people, coping, having a meaningful life and connecting with purpose. The pair also discuss inspiration, making people feel safe, the power of being fearless, improving your environment, living for today, goals, what lights...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Doug Guthrie
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Doug Guthrie
Doug Guthrie's had a career researching, writing and teaching about 3 topics. Organizational development - covering leadership, culture and social responsibility. The Chinese economic reforms, and strategic economic development cities in the US economy. Ross and Doug discuss his early dyslexia, working at Apple, economics, education, leadership, exponential learning, strategic learning, AI, decision making, thinking globally and creatively seeing the future. Timestamps: 02:14 A little of Doug's background 06:44 The difference in education between tech corporate and traditional institutions 10:21 Challenging environments and topics in a pioneering company 15:33 Building continual learning and adaptability into learning processes 19:37 New phases...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Magdalena Nowicka Mook CEO at ICF
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Magdalena Nowicka Mook CEO at ICF
Magda acts as strategic partner of the ICF’s leadership, including the Board and variety of committees and task forces. Specializing in strategic planning, cultural competence, ethics, international affairs and board governance, she also oversees organizational budgets and manages professional staff of the ICF. Ross and Magda discuss ICF, professional coaching, the best coaches, working globally, evolving, coaching culture, technology, mentoring, leadership and burnout. Timestamps: 01:01 What got Magdalena into coaching 02:43 The difference and benefits between international coaching and regional coaching 05:16 Challenges in shifts and changes in coaching over the last decade and a half 08:06 The future of...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez. World Champion in Project Management
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez. World Champion in Project Management
Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is World Champion in Project Management, a professor, author and executive coach. He is fluent in five languages and been recognized by Thinkers50 with the prestigious award “Ideas into Practice” and is ranked #17 in the global gurus Top 30 list. Also part of Marshall Goldsmith 100 coaches. Antonio author of multiple books, inc, “Lead Successful Projects” (Penguin, 2019) and work focuses on advising senior leaders on how to lead transformational change. Ross and Antonio talk about project management, project leadership, getting things done and changing strategies. The pair also discuss priorities, inspiration from children's visions, addressing change,...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Suzanne Lucas - Evil HR Lady
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Suzanne Lucas - Evil HR Lady
Suzanne Lucas runs Evil HR Lady. She can make your resume better, your conference sparkle, and your website attract HR experts. She also specializes in writing, webinars, resumes, coaching, and keynote speaking. Ross and Suzanne discuss big and small levels of HR, understanding companies, departments, and dealing with people. The pair also discuss remote working, managing cultures, firing people, ethical responsibilities, coaching, changing jobs, and taking control. Timestamps: 01:19 Where did the evil HR lady come from? 04:00 Insights into Susan's career in HR and her background 10:22 Challenges managing competition v co elevating together 13:52 Observations of people adapting...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Gary A. Bolles
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Gary A. Bolles
Gary Bolles is Chair for the Future of Work at Singularity University; Co-founder of eParachute.com; Partner, Charrette; Speaker & Writer. He leads Singularity University's activities related to the shift to a digital work economy, helping individuals, organizations, and government agencies to navigate disruptive change. Frequent lecturer on the future of work and the future of learning. Ross and Gary discuss leaving no humans behind, going through your own process as individuals, thriving, know your own skills, improving organisations, solving problems and community. The pair also discuss, reinventing work, career counselling methods, understanding what's unique in people, support, mindset, framing, skillsets,...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. David Meltzer
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. David Meltzer
David Meltzer has created a platform that uses four overarching principles—gratitude, empathy, accountability, and effective communication—and these principles have allowed him to communicate and mentor everyone from college students to c-suite executives. These four principles in everyday practice allow David to live by his mission to “make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun.” Ross and David talk about adaptability, thriving, journeys through life, adapting and movies. The pair also discuss making money, abundance, faith, mindset, control, persistence, and keeping an open mind. Timestamps: 57 A bit of David's background 02:52 Career...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Shannon Waller
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Shannon Waller
Shannon Waller, experienced Director and Coach with a demonstrated history of working in the entrepreneurial coaching industry. Skilled coach, speaker, program designer, interviewer, author and passionate learner. Ross and Shannon discuss Strategic Coach, teamwork, building a culture, growth in business and adaption. The pair also talk about motivation, change, her book, entrepreneurship, what to focus on, success strategies and mindset. Timestamps: 1:00 Shannon's background 3:29 A little about Strategic Coach 4:13 Strategic Coach's Growth 5:53 Ross's fond memories of growth coaching 8:23 Shannon's mindset 11:16 Adaptions that Shannon was proud of 23:24 Shifts in change and repurposing your past 28:39...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Shane Ram
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Shane Ram
Shane Ram is CEO of GoFor10. He provides Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Career Development Coaching and Life Coaching. GoFor10 is an education and technology company that provides the True Education for success in being Human. It provides the leading edge tools, strategies and techniques to show professionals, entrepreneurs and corporate teams how to create the personal lives they want while becoming a megastar at work. Ross and Shane discuss adaptability, getting people to change, problem solving, getting results and what we'll need in the future. The pair also discuss his book, negative leadership, slowing down to speed up, truth, coaching,...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Marva Sadler
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Marva Sadler
Marva Sadler, MBA, TOC Jonah, is CEO of the World Business & Executive Coach Summit, named the fastest-growing education company in the UK in the INC 5000 in 2018. She also sits on the editorial board of Choice Magazine. Ross and Marva discuss consultancy, challenges, coaching, leadership, growth and learning. The pair also talk about optimisation, technology, AI, mindset, new ideas, adaptability and helping people achieve more than they thought was possible. Timestamps 0:42 A quick background story about Marva's 'personal mission' 3:54 Marva's journey and how she was introduced to the WBECS 9:15 Highlights during her career at WBECS...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Manda Scott
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Manda Scott
Manda Scott is a Novelist, Shamanic dreamer, trainee homeopath and podcast host at the massively successful Accidental Gods: transforming ourselves, transforming the world . She is also a best selling Author: Boudica books and A Treachery of Spies (amongst others) Working on 'Dreaming the Wounded Bear'. Ross and Manda discuss her books, studies, the Deep Adaptation Paper, societal collapse, economics, food resilience, regenerative agriculture, re-quantifying success and challenges we are all facing. The pair also talk about how we are due a new evolutionary step and this one can be of consciousness, why does conscious evolution matter and how do...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dan Sullivan
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dan Sullivan
Dan is founder and president of Strategic Coach®. A visionary, an innovator, and a gifted conceptual thinker, Dan has over 40 years’ experience as a highly regarded speaker, consultant, strategic planner, and coach to entrepreneurial individuals and groups. Dan’s strong belief in and commitment to the power of the entrepreneur is evident in all areas of Strategic Coach and its successful coaching program, which works to help entrepreneurs reach their full potential in both their business and personal lives. In a shorter, bitesize episode this week Ross and Dan talk about adapting through failure and hardship, adaptability being a central...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. John Hagel
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. John Hagel
John has had a 40 year career at the intersection of business strategy and technology. With over a decade at Deloitte, almost 2 decades at McKinsey and a host of experiences in between. A published author with a new book on the way.. 'The journey beyond fear' working title. He is both as an advisor in consulting engagements and as a co-founder and senior executive of enterprises. Ross and John talk about consulting, research, silicon valley, technology, exploring, and serendipitous circumstances. The pair also talk about psychology over strategy, fear, redefining work, anticipation and addressing unseen problems. Timestamps: 1:02 John's...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dean Jackson
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dean Jackson
Dean Jackson is the co-creator of I Love Marketing and many other programs, is often regarded as the Marketing Buddha, a marketing philosopher, and marketing genius. Ross and Dean discuss collaboration, the world migrating, advancements through history, his podcast (Welcome to Cloudlandia), equalisers and access to content. The pair also talk about unlearning, deconstructing, discovering opportunities and adaptability. Timestamps: 57s Dean's background 01:40 The group Free Zone Frontier 03:34 Adapting from competitors to becoming collaborators 05:22 A bit about Cloudlandia 14:16 Netflix and Blockbuster in our lifetimes 16:58 Dealing with being forced to change 19:43 Rethinking and adapting old processes...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Professor Anna Tavis
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Professor Anna Tavis
Professor Anna A. Tavis is a researcher is a writer, speaker, global educator and coach focusing on the Future of Work. Her passion is to develop innovative approaches to Talent and Organizations and help discover higher purpose for the next economy. She teaches at New York University and lectures globally. Anna is also currently, working on a book about the "End of Talent Management as we know it." ( working title) Ross and Anna discuss her experiences in crisis, challenges she's dealt with at NYU which can help advise other large organisations, who matters in organisations, adapting for the future,...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Matt Burns
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Matt Burns
Matt is a passionate, innovative & accomplished global HR Executive, Advisor, Consultant, Speaker & Podcast Host who sits at the intersection of technology, data & culture. Today, as Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer at BentoHR, a digital transformation consultancy providing advisory services & workshops that align strategy, technology & data to create more human-centric workplaces with clients around the globe. Ross and Matt discuss marketing, HR, humanity, creating culture in organisations, restructuring, decision making, managerial tactics, becoming adaptable and initiating change. Timestamps: 57: Matt's Background 5:35: What has shaped Matt's thinking in practical terms 11:55: Matt's advice to companies who...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr Gary Richter
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr Gary Richter
Dr Gary Richter is an established Holistic Veterinarian who offers medical solutions not previously available to pets. His services include acupuncture, herbal therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, chiropractic, Pulsed Signal Therapy, physical rehabilitation and more. Ross and Gary discuss his many styles of medicine to get a better outcome, comparing diagnostics with algorithms, alternate treatments, innovation, dealing with the epidemic and challenging times. The pair also talk about being grateful, pet and human healthcare, improving the quality of life and his keys to success. Timestamps: 58: Gary's background 2:09: What has lead to Gary's flexible approach 6:40: How has Covid 19...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr Mindy L. Gewirtz
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr Mindy L. Gewirtz
Dr. Mindy, an MCC certified coach, author, entrepreneur, executive, is Adjunct Faculty at Lewis University and Faculty and Honorary Director at Potential Genesis, Chennai India. She is President of Collaborative Networks, an executive coaching, and leadership development firm. The pair discuss Coaching, team development, resilience, embracing resistance and how our brains are hardwired. Leadership in uncertain times. Communicating as a team, coaching clients, navigating accelerating change and essential skills for the next decade. Timestamps: 1:17: A little of Mindy's background? 5:34: What would Mindy do differently for a system change 8:11: Discussing resistance and challenges Mindy has come across in...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Judith W. Umlas
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Judith W. Umlas
Judith W. Umlas is Sr. Vice President, author and trainer at International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL), a global corporate training company. She is also the author of the ground-breaking book, The Power of Acknowledgment which has been credited with changing workplaces and lives by making use of the 7 Principles of Acknowledgment she developed. Her other books are Grateful Leadership, Using the Power of Acknowledgment to Engage All Your People and Achieve Superior Results and You’re Totally Awesome! (The Power of Acknowledgment for Kids). Judith delivers inspiring, motivational and transformational keynote addresses on Grateful Leadership and The Power of...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Beth Miller
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Beth Miller
Beth Armknecht Miller is CEO of Executive Velocity, a top talent and leadership development advisory firm. Beth is a trusted executive consultant, Vistage Chair Emeritus, and committed volunteer. She is certified in Myers Briggs, Hogan, and Business DNA. And, she is a Certified Managerial Coach by Kennesaw University. A sought-after speaker on hiring, leadership development, and succession planning. Her book, Are You Talent Obsessed is available on Amazon. Host Ross Thornley and Beth address people's fears, organisational success, unlearning, assessing people, creating development plans and building new habits. The pair also discuss succession planning, upskilling, reinventing yourself and setting up...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Renita Kalhorn
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Renita Kalhorn
Renita is an executive coach who’s worked with 1,200+ high-performers in 40+ countries, from Fortune 500 executives to Inc 5000 entrepreneurs. Tapping 10+ years of working with future Navy SEALs, she specializes in helping deep-tech founders level up as leaders so they can build fiercely loyal A-teams and scale their company. Host Ross Thornley and Renita discuss her evolution into coaching, balancing physical and mental sides of work. Finding ways to simulate mental challenges, leadership concepts and making uncomfortable situations feel familiar. The pair also talk about communication skills, the power of group models and give advice on making your...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Jason Slater
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Jason Slater
Jason is currently the Head of Financial Management of Technical Cooperation at UNIDO providing financial management, monitoring, control and reporting of all technical cooperation programmes. Host Ross Thornley and Jason discuss both the finance and IT sides of his career. The UN innovation network, how to innovate faster, and opportunities to leverage change. The pair also discuss UNIDO's role as a specialised agency, striving for a common goal, dealing with people and wanting to make a far reaching, positive difference. Timestamps: 1:01: Jason's background 6:22: What were some of the hardest challenges implementing an ERP Piece 12:24: How is UNIDO...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr  Esther Jackson
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr Esther Jackson
Dr. Esther Jackson is National Advisor for the Association for Talent Development (ATD). She's had 20 years in HR. mostly in talent development. Is an organisational employee development specialist for the City of Detroit. Esther has also created custom training and tools to help employees of Fortune 1000 companies do their jobs more effectively. Host Ross Thornley and Esther address the employee experience, workforce engagement, performance, and professional development. Then how it's made applicable to what's changing and keeping up with tomorrow. Leveraging technology, they're shared interest in AQ and what capabilities will serve us well.  Timestamps: 1:25: Establish a...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Gregg Carey
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Gregg Carey
Gregg is the CEO of 'Section 119' selling high-quality apparel for the professional. Previously consulting during dotcom boom (sapient.com) serving F500 enterprise clients navigating disruptive change, an entrepreneur in digital education at Voxy.com, 2 years at (theknot.com) and 4 years at Singularity University delivering leadership development programs. Host Ross Thornley and Gregg discuss learning about value in an exponential way, improving the workplace, shifts from upskilling to reskilling and what world leaders are doing well. The pair also talk about Gregg's Mission to leave no one behind and help them adapt. Timestamps: 2:36: Greg's journey and highlights 7:07: What did...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Frances West
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Frances West
Frances is the founder of FrancesWestCo, a global strategy advisory company working with public, private, non-profit and start-ups to operationalize inclusion as a core business imperative to drive disruptive innovation and author. Host Ross Thornley discusses alignment of thinking, diversity of thought and authentic inclusion. Also Francis' transition from many years at IBM to her new company and advice on 'disruptive innovation' going into the future. Timestamps: 1:31: Welcoming Francis 2:46: Frances' background and career highlights 8:14: Positive examples of humanity using inclusive technology 13:34: What kind of visions can people and organisations do to help them prepare for the...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Nancy Watt
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Nancy Watt
Nancy is President of NANCY WATT COMMUNICATIONS, a specialized consulting and creative agency that works with all sectors exploring the social science of collaboration, communication and connection. Host Ross Thornley discusses applying improvisation techniques to modern business, psychological safety and how they are used in a work environment. The pair also talk about learning, curiosity and advice on getting out of the eco chamber we all live in using these engaging and entertaining techniques. Nancy is writing H.A.P.P.I.E., How to Apply Positive Psychology Improv Exercises. Timestamps: 1:08: Background before starting NANCY WATT COMMUNICATIONS 4:05: Discussing improvisation and a new lens...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Ira Wolfe
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Ira Wolfe
Ira Wolfe is the President and Chief Googlization Officer at Success Performance Solutions. Terrified and fascinated by VUCA-level change, a future of work global thought Leader and author. Host Ross Thornley and Ira discuss 'what is VUCA' (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) and why does it matter? Skills he thinks are essential for the next decade and what people could start doing today to help them thrive in an exponential world? Timestamps: :58: Ira's background 2:44: Life before Success Performance Solutions and highlights along the way 8:13: Ira's freedom to move around and how he identifies 10:05: Critical thinking in...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Tom Cheesewright - The Vision of Tomorrow
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Tom Cheesewright - The Vision of Tomorrow
In this episode Ross Thornley is joined by Tom Cheesewright, an Applied Futurist that helps global brands and industries to see what’s next, telling compelling stories of tomorrow and helping building strategies for sustainable success. Join their conversation about his new book "Future-Proof Your Business"; the challenges organizations are facing; and how to see, share, and respond to a clearer vision of tomorrow. Resources: Tom Cheesewright https://tomcheesewright.com/ Future-Proof Your Business https://tomcheesewright.com/future-proof-your-business/ Connect with Ross: Website https://www.aqai.io/LinkedInhttps://uk.linkedin.com/in/rossthornley Moonshot Innovation https://www.amazon.com/Moonshot-Innov...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Cameron Herold
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Cameron Herold
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Cameron Herold Show Notes: Cameron Herold is the founder of COO Alliance, a best-selling author, and speaker. Host Ross Thornley and Cameron discuss being open and honest with those you work with because many people are struggling with something, how failure opened him up to growth, and Cameron’s plan of living globally. The pair also talk about “remote year,” will anyone want to go back into a centralized work location after COVID-19, and the importance of evolving as a leader during the most stressful of times. Timestamps: :44: What is Cameron Herold most proud...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Amir Morshed and Martin Adams
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Amir Morshed and Martin Adams
DECODING AQ - Adaptability Confidence With Ross Thornley Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Amir Morshed and Martin Adams - Skills for the future Amir Morshed and Martin Adams are business and occupational psychologists – as well as the co-founders and managing directors of Propel International. Host Ross Thornley talks to Amir and Martin about creating a consulting company that can scale according to specific projects, the technology and digital fluency they possess as a business, and drawing solutions alongside clients due to co-creation and co-elevation. The trio also discuss the difference between leading an organization and inspiring visions versus...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Barry O'Reilly
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Barry O'Reilly
DECODING AQ - Adaptability Confidence With Ross Thornley SHOW NOTES Barry O’Reilly is an author, software developer, and founder of ExecCamp. Host Ross Thornley and Barry talk about his book, “Unlearn,” the importance of co-creation within the marketplace, and why most people adapt or die rather than experiment and learn while at the top of their industry. Barry and Ross also discuss the helpfulness of putting yourself into uncomfortable situations because you have a vision or a goal — and thinking big but starting small to feel successful. Timestamps: 1:14: Barry’s journey — in his own words 6:42: The landscape...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Nicola Strong
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Nicola Strong
DECODING AQ - Adaptability Confidence With Ross Thornley Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Nicola Strong SHOW NOTES Nicola Strong is a trainer and facilitator, the director of Strong Enterprises Limited, and a senior consultant at the Institute for Ethical AI, Oxford Brookes University. Nicola and host Ross Thornley talk about supporting people through change, the debate between augmenting through AI instead of going autonomous — and Nicola’s extensive research into chatbots. The pair also discuss the builders and the user’s responsibility when interacting with technology and how tech can perhaps do the gathering and filtering — and allow humans...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Richard Wilson
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Richard Wilson
DECODING AQ - Adaptability Confidence With Ross Thornley Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Richard Wilson - Founder of The Family Office Club Recorded at the quarterly meetup for Strategic Coach, host Ross Thornley sits down with Richard Wilson from the Family Office Club. The pair discuss how adaptability is perceived no matter the industry, experimentation to find new revenue stream versus being laser focus, and the level of resilience over the measurement of emotional overwhelm. Timestamps: :38: What led Richard to becoming part of Strategic Coach 1:08: What is Family Office Club? 2:25: Transitions in how Family Offices are...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Enrique Rubio
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Enrique Rubio
DECODING AQ - Adaptability Confidence With Ross Thornley Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Enrique Rubio Show Notes: Enrique Rubio is the founder of Hacking HR — a global learning community that converges HR past, future, and technology. An electronic engineer and HR specialist by trade, Enrique talks with host Ross Thornley about serving the comunity, being open to feedback — even if it hurts, and creating the best HR that has ever existed because of its resounding effect on a positive society. Enrique also details his new value proposition for HR, which is more valuable now — than ever...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Amanda Solosky - AI Digital Twins
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Amanda Solosky - AI Digital Twins
Amanda Solosky is the co-founder and co-CEO of LA-based Lifekind.ai (formerly Rival Theory). She has successfully delivered AI-based products across interactive entertainment, VR, and Hollywood, used by over 100,000 studios in 26 countries. Host Ross Thornley and Amanda discuss the future of using artificial intelligence to create both fictional and real characters for different worlds, building and collaborating more by creating virtual personas, and solving problems through a game while also learning things along the way. Timestamps: 0:57: Why Lifekind.ai was created 2:16: Creating remarkable work 4:40: New focus — and what is next 6:59: The beginnings of adaptive storytelling...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Amanda Solosky - AI Digital Twins
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Amanda Solosky - AI Digital Twins
Amanda Solosky is the co-founder and co-CEO of LA-based Lifekind.ai (formerly Rival Theory). She has successfully delivered AI-based products across interactive entertainment, VR, and Hollywood, used by over 100,000 studios in 26 countries. Host Ross Thornley and Amanda discuss the future of using artificial intelligence to create both fictional and real characters for different worlds, building and collaborating more by creating virtual personas, and solving problems through a game while also learning things along the way. Timestamps: 0:57: Why Lifekind.ai was created 2:16: Creating remarkable work 4:40: New focus — and what is next 6:59: The beginnings of adaptive storytelling...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr. Benjamin Hardy
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr. Benjamin Hardy
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr. Benjamin Hardy Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist, an esteemed author, and a renowned speaker. Host Ross Thornley talks with Dr. Hardy talks about his new book, "Personality Isn’t Permanent", why it’s important to spend time thinking about thinking, and some of the keys of adaptability. The pair also discuss psychological flexibility being essential in order to jump from environment to environment — and not being held to the ideas of the former context. Timestamps: 2:09: What drove Dr. Hardy towards writing 4:26: The various ways writers write 7:28: The personality test...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr. Benjamin Hardy
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr. Benjamin Hardy
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr. Benjamin Hardy Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist, an esteemed author, and a renowned speaker. Host Ross Thornley talks with Dr. Hardy talks about his new book, "Personality Isn’t Permanent", why it’s important to spend time thinking about thinking, and some of the keys of adaptability. The pair also discuss psychological flexibility being essential in order to jump from environment to environment — and not being held to the ideas of the former context. Timestamps: 2:09: What drove Dr. Hardy towards writing 4:26: The various ways writers write 7:28: The personality test...
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Heather McGowan
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Heather McGowan
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Heather McGowan Show Notes: Host Ross Thornley talks about adaptability requiring vulnerability — as does learning. Being deeply optimistic about humans, Heather McGowan reflects upon getting in touch with your identity — and leadership within this new normal. She also discusses how humans are transitioning away from universal income without any obligations and why learning is the new pension. Timestamps: 1:12: Who is Heather McGowan — in her own words 2:48: The transition from corporate work to writing and speaking 5:55: Identity — and challenges of adapting that for the future 11:00: Different aspects...
Ross Thornley & Dr Diane Hamilton - Celebrate your losses
Ross Thornley & Dr Diane Hamilton - Celebrate your losses
Celebrate your losses. Clip from: DECODING AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr Diane Hamilton. Full Show: https://youtu.be/b_OZSO9KCVQ With an intense curiosity on perception, Dr. Diane Hamilton touches on the four main things that hold people back, why empathy springs from asking questions, and how she’s helping organizations achieve more success through the Curiosity Code Index. Guest References: Dr. Diane Hamilton’s website https://drdianehamilton.com/ “Take the Lead” radio show https://drdianehamilton.com/radio-show/ Cracking the Curiosity Code https://drdianehamilton.com/curiosity-code-system/curiositycodebook/ Dan Sullivan — Strategic Coach https://www.strategiccoach.com/ AQai References: Website: https://aqai.io/ LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/rossthornley Moonshot Innovation: https://www.amazon.com/Moonshot-Innovation-Ross-Thornley/dp/1979870780
Ross Thornley & Dr Diane Hamilton - Making a new initiative stick
Ross Thornley & Dr Diane Hamilton - Making a new initiative stick
Making a new initiative stick. Clip from: DECODING AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr Diane Hamilton. Full Show: https://youtu.be/b_OZSO9KCVQ With an intense curiosity on perception, Dr. Diane Hamilton touches on the four main things that hold people back, why empathy springs from asking questions, and how she’s helping organizations achieve more success through the Curiosity Code Index. Guest References: Dr. Diane Hamilton’s website https://drdianehamilton.com/ “Take the Lead” radio show https://drdianehamilton.com/radio-show/ Cracking the Curiosity Code https://drdianehamilton.com/curiosity-code-system/curiositycodebook/ Dan Sullivan — Strategic Coach https://www.strategiccoach.com/ AQai References: Website: https://aqai.io/ LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/rossthornley Moonshot Innovation: https://www.amazon.com/Moonshot-Innovation-Ross-Thornley/dp/1979870780
Ross Thornley & Diane Hamilton - What happens to curiosity over time
Ross Thornley & Diane Hamilton - What happens to curiosity over time
What happens to curiosity over time? Clip from: DECODING AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr Diane Hamilton. Full Show: https://youtu.be/b_OZSO9KCVQ With an intense curiosity on perception, Dr. Diane Hamilton touches on the four main things that hold people back, why empathy springs from asking questions, and how she’s helping organizations achieve more success through the Curiosity Code Index. Guest References: Dr. Diane Hamilton’s website https://drdianehamilton.com/ “Take the Lead” radio show https://drdianehamilton.com/radio-show/ Cracking the Curiosity Code https://drdianehamilton.com/curiosity-code-system/curiositycodebook/ Dan Sullivan — Strategic Coach https://www.strategiccoach.com/ AQai References: Website: https://aqai.io/ LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/rossthornley Moonshot Innovation: https://www.amazon.com/Moonshot-Innovation-Ross-Thornley/dp/1979870780
Ross Thornley & Diane Hamilton - What happens to curiosity over time
Ross Thornley & Diane Hamilton - What happens to curiosity over time
What happens to curiosity over time? Clip from: DECODING AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr Diane Hamilton. Full Show: https://youtu.be/b_OZSO9KCVQ With an intense curiosity on perception, Dr. Diane Hamilton touches on the four main things that hold people back, why empathy springs from asking questions, and how she’s helping organizations achieve more success through the Curiosity Code Index. Guest References: Dr. Diane Hamilton’s website https://drdianehamilton.com/ “Take the Lead” radio show https://drdianehamilton.com/radio-show/ Cracking the Curiosity Code https://drdianehamilton.com/curiosity-code-system/curiositycodebook/ Dan Sullivan — Strategic Coach https://www.strategiccoach.com/ AQai References: Website: https://aqai.io/ LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/rossthornley Moonshot Innovation: https://www.amazon.com/Moonshot-Innovation-Ross-Thornley/dp/1979870780
DECODING AQ with Ross Thornley Featuring Dr Diane Hamilton
DECODING AQ with Ross Thornley Featuring Dr Diane Hamilton
DECODING AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr Diane Hamilton. Show Notes: With an intense curiosity on perception, Dr. Diane Hamilton touches on the four main things that hold people back, why empathy springs from asking questions, and how she’s helping organizations achieve more success through the Curiosity Code Index. Timestamps: 1:15: Who is Dr. Hamilton, in her own words 3:34: Interesting people Dr. Hamilton has interviewed 5:07: Naveen Jain 7:21: What shaped the progression of Dr. Hamilton 8:49: Answers aren’t important — it’s the question 11:15: Opportunities to ask questions due to COVID-19 15:46: Is curiosity addictive? 19:15: Companies that...
Ross Thornley & Diane Hamilton - What is holding you back?
Ross Thornley & Diane Hamilton - What is holding you back?
What is holding you back? Clip from: DECODING AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr Diane Hamilton. Full Show: https://youtu.be/b_OZSO9KCVQ With an intense curiosity on perception, Dr. Diane Hamilton touches on the four main things that hold people back, why empathy springs from asking questions, and how she’s helping organizations achieve more success through the Curiosity Code Index. Guest References: Dr. Diane Hamilton’s website https://drdianehamilton.com/ “Take the Lead” radio show https://drdianehamilton.com/radio-show/ Cracking the Curiosity Code https://drdianehamilton.com/curiosity-code-system/curiositycodebook/ Dan Sullivan — Strategic Coach https://www.strategiccoach.com/ AQai References: Website: https://aqai.io/ LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/rossthornley Moonshot Innovation: https://www.amazon.com/Moonshot-Innovation-Ross-Thornley/dp/1979870780

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