Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Tom Cheesewright

Tom Cheesewright is an applied futurist that helps organizations to see, share, and respond to clearer visions of tomorrow. Host Ross Thornley and Tom discuss his recent book “Future Proof Your Business,” what futurism really entails, and the pace and accelerated change in industry, globalization, and technology. Ross and Tom also talk about teaching ambidextrous leadership to some of the biggest companies in the world, how unlearning can be done in part by becoming humble, and the ease of starting a business in today’s world — and the filter of if you should.


Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Cameron Herold

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.


Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Amir Morshed and Martin Adams

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 managing people, business and clients.


Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Barry O’Reilly

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.


Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Nicola Strong

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 to more effective and less overworked.


Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Enrique Rubio

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 before.


Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Richard Wilson

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.


Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Amanda Solosky

Amanda Solosky is the co-founder and co-CEO of LA-based (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.


Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. 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.


Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Michael Keane

Michael Keane is a Strategic Innovative Change Director and managing partner of the Sierra Institute. Host Ross Thornley speaks with Michael about the capability of repackaging a product, mitigating the risks of getting caught not looking ahead, and how capability can grow naturally over time. The pair also discuss creating plausible scenarios instead of strategic planning and how AQ will expose a great many people that don’t have opposable thumbs.


Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Heather McGowan

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 penchant.


Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr. Diane Hamilton

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.