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Leaders in Conversation with Anni Townend

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Leaders in Conversation gives you an intimate glimpse into the real lives of business leaders. This series of candid conversations delves into a deeper side of leadership. Each intimate conversation is hosted by Anni Townend, a leadership partner, executive coach and author who has worked with thousands of business leaders throughout her career and who skilfully connects with her guests to share these inspiring life and leadership stories with you to help build confidence and courage in your own leadership journey. Connect and collaborate with Anni at www.annitownend.com

Leaders in Conversation gives you an intimate glimpse into the real lives of business leaders. This series of candid conversations delves into a deeper side of leadership. Each intimate conversation is hosted by Anni Townend, a leadership partner, executive coach and author who has worked with thousands of business leaders throughout her career and who skilfully connects with her guests to share these inspiring life and leadership stories with you to help build confidence and courage in your own leadership journey. Connect and collaborate with Anni at www.annitownend.com

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United Kingdom

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Leaders in Conversation gives you an intimate glimpse into the real lives of business leaders. This series of candid conversations delves into a deeper side of leadership. Each intimate conversation is hosted by Anni Townend, a leadership partner, executive coach and author who has worked with thousands of business leaders throughout her career and who skilfully connects with her guests to share these inspiring life and leadership stories with you to help build confidence and courage in your own leadership journey. Connect and collaborate with Anni at www.annitownend.com

Language:

English


Episodes

Anni Townend in Conversation with Julia Yule, Co-Founder and Director of Bloom and Blossom

5/24/2022
In episode 3, series 2 of Leaders In Conversation Anni was delighted to be joined by Julia Yule Co-Founder and Director of Bloom and Blossom, an award winning British business that provides natural routine led, solution focused skincare for the whole family. The experiences that shape you Julia starts the episode discussing her greatest leading influence was her parents. She highlights that they were massively encouraging and pushed in a way that kept them accountable. The journey to...

Duration:00:38:35

Anni Townend in Conversation with Bradley Pritchard - Founder of The Sporting Way and Ex-Professional Footballer

4/19/2022
In episode 2 of our second series of Leaders in Conversation, we are delighted to be joined by Bradley Pritchard. Bradley has had an exciting career in football and has gone onto to become the founder of The Sporting Way. A social enterprise which educates and inspires young people to fulfil their potential. From Zimbabwe to the UK Bradley shares his experience of being born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe for the first 10 years of his life before moving to the UK. Bradley shares that “…...

Duration:00:33:57

Anni Townend in Conversation with Scott Sherwood, Vice President of Engineering

3/11/2022
In this first episode in the second series of Leaders In Conversation, we are delighted to welcome back Scott Sherwood. Back in 2021, Anni had the pleasure of being in conversation with Scott and his then 7-year-old daughter Sophie Harvey Sherwood who shared her experience running to celebrate inspirational women. Scott participated in the Just Running It challenge, a 365 mega challenge in which he aimed to run 10km every single day for a year in aid of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity...

Duration:00:34:36

Anni Townend in Conversation with Dougal Fleming, Sustainable Business Leader

11/17/2021
For episode 27 of the Leaders in Conversation podcast, Anni talks to sustainable business leader, adventurer and proud family man Dougal Fleming. Dougal talks passionately to Anni about sustainable business and manufacture practices and how his family and community values, alongside a love of the natural world, have shaped his leadership. He also talks openly about the evolution of his professional identity, and why he is keen to empower other business leaders. Background and...

Duration:00:47:43

Anni Townend in Conversation with Tor Lawrence, CEO Sussex Wildlife Trust

11/4/2021
To coincide with the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, for episode 26 of the Leaders in Conversation Podcast, Anni welcomes passionate nature campaigner Tor Lawrence. For almost 25 years, Tor has developed a successful career in wildlife, conservation, the environment and community engagement and is now Chief Executive Officer of Sussex Wildlife Trust. She talks to Anni about her evolving love for the great outdoors, nature connection as a dynamic experience, her hopes for COP26 and she...

Duration:00:41:15

Anni Townend in Conversation with Elif Köse, Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur

10/13/2021
'We are our biggest source of inspiration' For the 25th Leaders in Conversation podcast, Anni talks to the wonderful Elif Köse, a fashion designer and entrepreneur who is passionate about raising women’s confidence. Originally from Turkey, Elif came to the UK in 2009 on what was initially a year-long trip to learn the English language. However, as she explains “the opportunities come when you start on a journey”. And so she grabbed an opportunity to start a business in clothing...

Duration:00:30:21

Anni Townend in Conversation with Giancarlo Caldesi, Chef and Diabetes Campaigner

9/29/2021
Anni Townend talks to celebrated Chef, best-selling author and low-carb campaigner, Giancarlo Caldesi, who is on a mission to help people combat type two diabetes to live a happier, healthier life. Born in Montepulciano in rural Tuscany in the early 50s, Giancarlo came from humble roots, growing up in a farming community. He reflects on this “formative” period and how it has impacted his life, recalling that from a young age he was subject to violence, heartache and extreme challenges. He...

Duration:00:27:57

Anni Townend in Conversation with Fi MacMillan, Founder of Wild Leadership

9/8/2021
For the Leaders in Conversation Podcast episode 23, Anni talks to Fi Macmillan, adventurer, coach, supervisor, entrepreneur and founder of Wild Leadership. “Life is the most blessed experiment. So let's experiment and see what happens.” As a leadership coach, Fi specialises in helping her clients to connect through nature and what she defines as “outdoor intelligence”. She talks to Anni about what this means and what inspired her own love of the outdoors. Fi recalls fondly how nature...

Duration:00:29:50

Anni Townend in Conversation with Marshah Dixon-Terry, Career Coach

7/27/2021
'See change as an opportunity, not a burden' For episode 22, Anni talks to the inspirational Marshah Dixon-Terry, a leading Career Coach and Organisational Development Consultant. Over the past 20 years, Marshah has helped senior leaders through transformational change in a range of settings and is passionate about helping people to reach their potential. Talking to Anni, she shares what has shaped her own journey, her values, beliefs and approach to coaching. And she reveals some...

Duration:00:27:36

Leaders in Conversation with Dawn Whittaker, Chief Fire Officer

6/16/2021
In this episode Anni talks to Dawn Whittaker, Chief Fire Officer and CEO of East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, as well as NFCC lead for Drowning Prevention and Water Safety. Anni and Dawn talk about how early experiences ignited Dawn’s passion for safety and why as a leader she is committed to nurturing both physical and psychological safety. Background and career influences Growing up on a farm in Wales, Dawn learned to be pragmatic and safety-conscious at an early age. Along with her...

Duration:00:36:30

Anni Townend in Conversation with Sophie Harvey Sherwood, 7 year old Runner

6/1/2021
‘Never give up, keep going and always have fun’ advice from a 7 year old runner For the 20th Leaders in Conversation Podcast episode, Anni talks to the amazing Sophie Harvey Sherwood, a seven year old girl from Glasgow who is running to celebrate inspirational women. On the week of International Women’s Day (08 March 2021), Sophie joined her dad Scott Sherwood on his Just Running It challenge, a 365 mega challenge in which Scott aims to run 10km every single day for a year in aid of...

Duration:00:31:26

Anni Townend in Conversation with Thurstine Basset, Author on Boarding School Survival

5/5/2021
The trauma, abandonment and privilege of boarding school with Thurstine Basset “We have had to overcome that sense that if you complain, you're just a privileged whinger, and that nobody wants to hear from privileged whingers,” Thurstine Basset For the latest episode of the Leaders in Conversation Podcast with Anni Townend, Anni talks to Thurstine Basset, a boarding school survivor, author and mental health champion. Thurstine has co-authored a number of books on mental health including...

Duration:00:43:47

Anni Townend in conversation with Annabel Venner, Marketing Consultant

4/28/2021
The power of vulnerability and open conversations with Annabel Venner The latest guest on the Leaders in conversation podcast is Annabel Venner, an expert Marketing Consultant and Chair of The Marketing Society Fellow. Having carved a successful 25+ year career in marketing, Annabel has worked for well known brands including Coca Cola and Hiscox before more recently moving into consultancy. Anni and Annabel became acquainted through the Marketing Leaders Programme, a joint venture between...

Duration:00:25:59

Anni Townend in Conversation with Andrew Kerr, Chief Executive at City of Edinburgh Council

4/7/2021
Ahead of the Scottish Parliaments elections on 06 May, Anni talks to Andrew Kerr, Chief Executive of The City of Edinburgh Council. This episode is packed with discussions as Andrew talks openly about everything from leading through a pandemic to the importance of family, community and working as a team. He also reveals his career inspirations and how an ex-miner from Ayrshire helped him to become the proud senior leader he is today, working in his dream job. Despite his prominent position...

Duration:00:34:29

Anni Townend in Conversation with Steve Radcliffe, Leadership Expert and Author

3/31/2021
In this fascinating episode, Anni talks to the highly respected Leadership Expert, Author and TED Speaker, Steve Radcliffe about what it means to be a trusted partner to leaders. With over 20 years experience in helping senior leaders be their best, Steve is most known for his leadership development programme, Future – Engage – Deliver (FED), which was founded and is now practiced by colleagues of Steve Radcliffe Associates. Steve is also author of the top leadership book in the UK,...

Duration:00:33:03

Anni Townend in Conversation with Hind Farag, Executive Coach and Strategy Consultant

3/17/2021
The power of diversity of mentality with Hind Farag In this Leaders in Conversation episode Anni talks to the amazing Hind Farag, a US-based Executive Coach and Strategy Consultant who is passionate about empowering senior leaders as well as underprivileged communities. As a Muslim woman born in Egypt and raised in Sudan before having lived in the UK, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and now in Houston, Texas, Hind has been shaped by the different cultures and communities that she has encountered...

Duration:00:31:47

Leaders in Conversation Short: How my Relationship with my Mother Helped me Show up as a Leader

3/10/2021
Why developing my relationship with my mother has had the biggest impact on my leadership Ahead of the launch of the full Leaders in Conversation episode with the amazing Hind Farag, and in time for Mothering Sunday UK, Hind reveals why living with her Mom for the past five years has been a liberating learning and development experience. Hind, an Executive Coach and Strategy Consultant, talks to Anni about family trauma, the power of open communication and how nurturing the special mother,...

Duration:00:04:36

Anni Townend in Conversation with Gill Whitty-Collins, Author, Speaker, Consultant and Coach

2/10/2021
The unconscious bias of the boardroom and why men win at work with Gill Whitty-Collins Anni talks to the inspirational Gilly Whitty-Collins, author of Why Men Win at Work to discuss deep-rooted, invisible discrimination and how we can change it. Gill reveals what led her to become a passionate champion for gender equality. She admits that for most of her life she wasn’t really as aware of, or affected, by gender bias. In fact, Gill’s first experience of gender inequality wasn’t until she...

Duration:00:29:10

Anni Townend in Conversation with Stacey Copeland, Boxer

2/2/2021
Question it. Challenge it. Change it. Advice from a multi-champion sporting superstar. “It is a massive lie that we've been told forever that women are not as good and that we can't do things…...My purpose isn't just to be the best athlete that I can be. It's to use sport, one of the most powerful things on the planet, for bringing about positive change.” Stacey Copeland, Boxer. In this episode Anni talks to Stacey Copeland, former professional athlete, public speaker, presenter,...

Duration:00:26:55

Anni Townend in Conversation with Joao Perre Viana, Founder and Pioneer of Walking Mentorship

1/12/2021
Walking towards a better life In this fascinating episode, Anni talks with Joao Perre Viana, Founder and Pioneer of Walking Mentorship, about how his love of walking and being in nature helped him to realised his purpose. Along the way Joao shares his experience of growing up living by the ocean in Portugal, and how, encouraged by his parents, he expanded his horizons and travelled far and wide. Always walking wherever he was. Joao describes how he invited a large group of friends to help...

Duration:00:27:06