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Life Beyond The Numbers

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Are you curious about having a more fulfilling work-life? Do you believe in putting people first and in purpose; not profit at any cost? If so, this podcast is for you. We place a lens on the human side of work-life. We look at life beyond the numbers, at the uniqueness of people and at times we do that with help from the numbers people. All guests are united in their belief of putting people first and inspiring you to let your uniqueness shine through in your work-life. If you sometimes feel that your uniqueness remains hidden behind numbers or statistics, the insights, stories, knowledge and strategies shared by the guests will inspire your work-life - your Life Beyond the Numbers. #lifebtn Susan Ní Chríodáin founded Beyond the Numbers (https://www.beyond-thenumbers.com) to work with teams and individuals in organisations who know that putting people first generates the greatest return. She has a practical, no-nonsense approach to understanding and helping others resolve tensions in the workplace like having difficult conversations, setting boundaries and overcoming indecision and inaction. Her experience and business acumen stem from a wide variety of commercial and non-profit roles. For over 20 years she led and managed multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams in Europe, Africa, Asia, in-person and remotely. A FD at 33 she learnt that to have an impact required you to be brave, bold and to build strong working relationships. Technical excellence wasn’t enough; putting people first was key.

Are you curious about having a more fulfilling work-life? Do you believe in putting people first and in purpose; not profit at any cost? If so, this podcast is for you. We place a lens on the human side of work-life. We look at life beyond the numbers, at the uniqueness of people and at times we do that with help from the numbers people. All guests are united in their belief of putting people first and inspiring you to let your uniqueness shine through in your work-life. If you sometimes feel that your uniqueness remains hidden behind numbers or statistics, the insights, stories, knowledge and strategies shared by the guests will inspire your work-life - your Life Beyond the Numbers. #lifebtn Susan Ní Chríodáin founded Beyond the Numbers (https://www.beyond-thenumbers.com) to work with teams and individuals in organisations who know that putting people first generates the greatest return. She has a practical, no-nonsense approach to understanding and helping others resolve tensions in the workplace like having difficult conversations, setting boundaries and overcoming indecision and inaction. Her experience and business acumen stem from a wide variety of commercial and non-profit roles. For over 20 years she led and managed multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams in Europe, Africa, Asia, in-person and remotely. A FD at 33 she learnt that to have an impact required you to be brave, bold and to build strong working relationships. Technical excellence wasn’t enough; putting people first was key.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Are you curious about having a more fulfilling work-life? Do you believe in putting people first and in purpose; not profit at any cost? If so, this podcast is for you. We place a lens on the human side of work-life. We look at life beyond the numbers, at the uniqueness of people and at times we do that with help from the numbers people. All guests are united in their belief of putting people first and inspiring you to let your uniqueness shine through in your work-life. If you sometimes feel that your uniqueness remains hidden behind numbers or statistics, the insights, stories, knowledge and strategies shared by the guests will inspire your work-life - your Life Beyond the Numbers. #lifebtn Susan Ní Chríodáin founded Beyond the Numbers (https://www.beyond-thenumbers.com) to work with teams and individuals in organisations who know that putting people first generates the greatest return. She has a practical, no-nonsense approach to understanding and helping others resolve tensions in the workplace like having difficult conversations, setting boundaries and overcoming indecision and inaction. Her experience and business acumen stem from a wide variety of commercial and non-profit roles. For over 20 years she led and managed multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams in Europe, Africa, Asia, in-person and remotely. A FD at 33 she learnt that to have an impact required you to be brave, bold and to build strong working relationships. Technical excellence wasn’t enough; putting people first was key.

Twitter:

@S_Ni_C

Language:

English

Contact:

07414507212


Episodes

#93 Jet Lag - Emily Brown

6/21/2022
"I grew up with a family myth about jet lag. We're Italian, my father's Italian 100 percent. And we would sit around the dinner table and just like chat and he would always tell the story of my foster brother, who the summer of 1971 was kidnapped and travelled non-stop Intercontinental for about four months. And then his grandmother suddenly died during the journey in a luxury hotel in Amsterdam." Emily Brown Emily Brown had a love-hate relationship with her last job - she had a lot of...

Duration:00:51:27

#92 A Common Goal - Dougal Freeman

6/14/2022
"And the tension sometimes in the office was palpable. And to get things done you had to start to think about how to keep people on a common goal, despite some of the rivalry or politics that people brought with them to the office." Dougal Freeman Dougal Freeman was working in Iraq during the second Gulf war and narrowly escaped the Canal Hotel bombing in 2003. Based in Jordan with Care Australia he talks about some of the realities of humanitarian work and about the kidnapping and...

Duration:00:53:19

#91 Mental Fitness - Kirsty Ritchie

6/7/2022
"We chose the term mental fitness because in our mind, it's positive because we think of it in connection with our physical fitness. And our hope is that one day we consider going to a psychotherapist in exactly the same way as we wouldn't think twice about going to a personal trainer." Kirsty Ritchie Kirsty Ritchie and I chat about mental fitness. Kirsty says our ability to be the best person we can be requires autonomy and our own self power. We chat about how living our values is key...

Duration:00:43:22

#90 The Way You Make Me Feel - Guests from ’22

5/31/2022
"And I've no doubt that these stories and indeed the stories that all guests share, evoke different memories, emotions, and feelings for you. And I always love to hear them. So please feel free to send me your thoughts. What were your favorite snippets? What were your favourite episodes? Who would you like to hear more from?" Susan This is a compilation episode and includes snippets from the following guests 7:30 Dr. Susanne Evans on the impact of change (Episode 83) 9:00 Travis L....

Duration:00:44:45

#89 Permission - Antonia Taylor

5/24/2022
"This week I found myself .... I don't know if I was having a reflective moment ... but I've realised that I'm still in the habit of seeking permission and I was thinking about if I wasn't always looking elsewhere for permission I wonder what I would have achieved?" Antonia Taylor Antonia Taylor left the corporate PR agency world 10 years ago to work for herself and in this episode she reflects on this journey - one of freedom and possibility. We chat about - what was hard to let go of:...

Duration:00:47:16

#88 A Lifeline - Paul Wright

5/17/2022
"A pacemaker is not a death sentence or even a life sentence, it's a lifeline. My role is to send the ladder down for other people. And that gives me a lot of satisfaction. Whether that's heart health, helping people who are going through the trauma of looking for work or people who've failed exams I've been there." Paul Wright Paul Wright and I talk about finding purpose and how it might not always be something you are aware of early in your career. Paul had a pacemaker fitted in 2018...

Duration:00:42:39

#87 Susan Speaks - Susan Ni Chriodain

5/10/2022
"I have wanted to do a solo episode for I don't know how long now. And it's something that I've really, really struggled with or battled with and found daunting." Susan In this first solo episode I focus on voice, the gift of voice. I open up about my own thoughts around using voice, particularly in the service of others. I talk about the tension between the desire to do something and the challenge of doing it. And I share some of my writings on voice and the importance of speaking up,...

Duration:00:30:37

#86 Bodily Intelligence - Madelaine Golec

5/3/2022
"We don't have enough social practices or social norms around how to deal with our emotional and bodily intelligence. It's not something that is integrated in the way that we are being. And we are seeing on one side a great awakening where people are beginning to understand, wow, there's so much here that I didn't see, feel, connect with." Madelaine Golec Madelaine and I begin this conversation exploring a quote from Thomas Hübl: "Movement is intelligence in action." We are both curious...

Duration:00:56:06

#85 Letting Go - John Purkiss (From the Archives)

4/26/2022
"I realised, okay, so I've done all this left-brain clever stuff like accounting, finance, languages, strategy, marketing, dah, dah, dah. I feel suicidal. So clearly I am missing something. My father was in sales, my brother is in sales and I realised there were people who were far less academic than me who were leading much happier lives and were not trying to kill themselves." John Purkiss. John Purkiss finds himself drawn to anything that helps change the world in a positive way...

Duration:00:54:20

#84 Sibling Special - Siun, Alan and Susan

4/19/2022
"It's so exciting to have my two amazing siblings here to sit down and talk about something that we've talked about. We have had conversations over the years about Aoife and about how it was to have a sister like Aoife. But I feel really honoured that I can sit down with you two here now and talk about her life and about our lives with her and share with other people in the hope that other people would benefit from hearing this or maybe just be interested in hearing it." Siun Creedon...

Duration:00:51:09

#83 The Impact of Change - Dr. Susanne Evans

4/12/2022
"...helping people think about the impact of change on people. And a big part of it is around people feeling secure, people feeling that they understand the impact that this is going to have on them, on their relationships. Uncertainty, because uncertainty is a really hard thing for people to deal with. And I think a big part of fear of change, resistance of change are those questions about what's in it for me?" Dr Susanne Evans Dr Susanne Evans and I talk about organisational change. In...

Duration:00:49:50

#82 An Edge-Walker - Nat Hunter

4/5/2022
"Trying to describe myself has always been really hard. I've never fitted into anything. Someone described me as an edge-walker the other day. And I thought, oh my God, that's the first time anyone's put me into a category that I can relate to." Nat Hunter Nat Hunter always felt pigeon-holed, like she could only bring a small sliver of herself to work and so she co-founded her own design company, Airside in 1999. We talk about their approach: what happens if you make work somewhere where...

Duration:00:48:00

#81 Help Others - Mason Cosby

3/29/2022
"When you're a professional that has a mortgage and a family, the time to help is significantly less. To put it bluntly, you have to figure out how you can help others that makes sense within the context that you are." Mason Cosby. Mason Cosby was laid off at the beginning of the pandemic. A month earlier he got engaged and bought a house. He spent the next four months on the couch applying for jobs. And we talk about how since then he has done everything in his power to help others avoid...

Duration:00:50:12

#80 Why Do I Have To Fake It? Greta Solomon

3/22/2022
"And it was a massive learning because I thought, why do I have to fake it? Why do I have to pretend that I'm okay? And I think that point comes to many of us at some point. It came to me really early, I was like 21. It came super early that I'm not going to fake it at work." Greta Solomon Greta Solomon and I talk about self-expression. We talk about how to express ourselves at work so we get our message across, the importance of being our real self and not faking it to fit in, and how...

Duration:00:44:41

#79 Being Human - Various

3/15/2022
"Happiness comes from a wide variety of different sources. And actually happiness is not the one single thing that we should pursue because part of being human is the whole world of emotion and feelings. And all of them are valid." Gavin Andrews Being Human is a compilation, an exploration of the mind-body connection. The body is a source of wisdom and intelligence that is often untapped. We have a tendency to rely on our mental intelligence, our rational thought and not our emotional...

Duration:00:39:48

#78 It’s All About Relationships - Travis L Scott

3/8/2022
"It's about relationships. Bottom line, build relationships. Not just when you need to. I think the worst mistake people make is when they think of networking and using something like LinkedIn, they wait until they're desperate." "And that desperation comes through, right." "So I would say it's all about relationships." Travis L Scott. Travis L Scott is a former recruiter who is annoyed by recruiters. He believes the way companies hire is broken and we talk about how transactional...

Duration:00:44:15

#77 On a Daily Basis - Helen Joy

3/1/2022
"We might have an idea of the kind of manager we want to be. But how often do we intentionally focus on that on a daily basis?" Helen Joy In this episode Helen Joy and I go in-depth into three areas that impact how we show up, lead and manage, on a daily basis, especially if we are new to the role or new to an organisation. Helen Joy’s passion is Leadership and Management Development, particularly aspiring and new managers. She passionately believes that we are all capable of creating a...

Duration:00:54:27

#76 Limitless - Emma O’Brien

2/22/2022
"I was in a career corner .... I'd painted myself into it and I didn't know how to get out. And I was having those thoughts that in my early 30s you know, “that's it, I'm ruined” .... now I'm thinking I can continue to change and evolve and do so many different things with my life and my career. It's limitless." Emma O'Brien Emma O'Brien and I talk about how our minds work and respond to us and how our beliefs are created by us. Emmas uses a great example of how a bad experience in...

Duration:00:50:49

#75 Guinness & Tea - John Collins (From the Archives)

2/15/2022
"...you ask potential candidates who are joining your organisation, what are their intrinsic motivations and 80-90% of the time, they will say, I want to be part of an organisation that is making a positive difference in the world." John Collins John Collins a 'walking stereotype' (Irish, red-hair and worked for Guinness) takes us on a journey from Dublin to Asia Pacific to Africa and around the UK. He believes that great people, serving a great purpose make great organisations. He shares...

Duration:00:50:12

#74 A Portfolio - Trevor O’Hara

2/1/2022
"Freedom for me .... is the ability to build a portfolio .... a portfolio of experiences, a portfolio of projects rather than just one single life path, life career." Trevor O'Hara During the pandemic Trevor O'Hara looked at his own life and asked himself if he wanted to spend the rest of it on a plane and decided he was ready for a change. So he took his side gigs and turned them into revenue streams and built a portfolio. As a society we've been taught to aim high and he says the...

Duration:00:43:45