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On The Mind Of … the podcast that explores what’s on the mind of leaders from the world of social good. Every episode explores what is most occupying the thoughts of respected social leaders from charities, social enterprises/businesses, politics and grassroots organisations – as they attempt to lead teams, organisations and major initiatives that are changing the world. What are they learning about leadership – and themselves?

On The Mind Of … the podcast that explores what’s on the mind of leaders from the world of social good. Every episode explores what is most occupying the thoughts of respected social leaders from charities, social enterprises/businesses, politics and grassroots organisations – as they attempt to lead teams, organisations and major initiatives that are changing the world. What are they learning about leadership – and themselves?

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United Kingdom

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On The Mind Of … the podcast that explores what’s on the mind of leaders from the world of social good. Every episode explores what is most occupying the thoughts of respected social leaders from charities, social enterprises/businesses, politics and grassroots organisations – as they attempt to lead teams, organisations and major initiatives that are changing the world. What are they learning about leadership – and themselves?

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep12 – Series Roundup: On The Mind Of Social Leaders in 2020

2/22/2021
In this final episode of the first OTMO series, host Joe Jenkins reflects back on the 11 conversations with 11 extraordinary social leaders through 2020. Recognising that the episodes were all recorded online against the backdrop of the global pandemic, inevitably COVID-19 cast a shadow across all the conversations - setting an incredible test for every leader and organisation. Yet throughout the series, Joe was struck by the ways in which every leader stepped up to the challenge....

Duration:00:39:28

Ep11 – Simon Blake, CEO of Mental Health First Aid England & Deputy Chair, Stonewall

1/11/2021
In this episode of OTMO, we talk to Simon Blake, Deputy Chair of Stonewall UK and the CEO of Mental Health First Aid England, a social enterprise built to create a society where everyone's mental health matters and has the same consideration as our physical health. Simon has been the CEO of Mental Health First Aid England since 2008, joining there from the National Union of Students, where he'd also been chief executive since 2015. In the years before that, Simon held leadership roles at the...

Duration:01:07:48

Ep10 – Craig Bennett, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts

12/28/2020
In this episode of OTMO, our guest is Craig Bennett - CEO of The Wildlife Trusts, an organisation made up of 46 local Wildlife Trusts in the UK, the Isle of Man and Alderney. The Wildlife Trusts look after more than 2,300 nature reserves, covering around 98,500 hectares. He also continues to be a Policy Fellow at Cambridge and Honorary Professor of Sustainability & Innovation at Alliance Manchester Business School. Craig has spent his whole career working on environmental challenges. He...

Duration:01:06:32

Ep9 – Anna Day, Founder and MD of The Centre For Social Change

12/14/2020
For this episode of OTMO, we chat to Anna Day, founder and CEO of the Centre for Social Change which was founded in 2018 to develop models of scaling up successful people charities and causes to enable them to grow their impact. Working with leaders across the charity sector, the centre has worked with a wide range of charities and social enterprises, including World Vision, Fertility Network UK, Full Spektrum, Pen Green Children and Family Centre, Fathers' Development Foundation, BrightPIP,...

Duration:01:01:23

Ep8 – Deborah Alsina, CEO of Independent Age

11/30/2020
In today’s episode of OTMO, we are talking to Deborah Alsina, Chief Executive of Independent Age. Deborah joined Independent Age as Chief Exec in October 2019. Founded over 150 years ago, Independent Age’s mission is to ensure that as we grow older, we all have the opportunity to live well with dignity, choice and purpose. The charity provides a free helpline, information and advice, friendship services through their volunteers and actively campaigns to ensure people can enjoy a financially...

Duration:00:58:46

Ep7 – Amicky Carol Akiwumi, CEO of Money4YOU, Social Entrepreneur & Consultant

11/16/2020
In this episode of OTMO, our guest is Amicky Carol Akiwumi, the CEO of Money4YOU which she founded in 2014 to tackle inequality by teaching people how to make money, helping organisations to raise funds and support everyone to make the most of their resources. Starting her career as an investment banker, Carol has since brought her skills and experience to a myriad of roles, as social entrepreneur, fundraising consultant, trainer, inspirational speaker, and general charity sector legend....

Duration:00:56:39

Ep6 – Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Shelter

9/28/2020
Today’s guest is Polly Neate, Chief Exec of the homelessness and housing charity Shelter which exists to defend the right to a safe home. Before Shelter, Polly was chief executive of Women's Aid, the national charity working to end violence against women and children, before which she had worked at Action for Children and been editor of Community Care magazine. Starting out her professional career as a journalist, Polly has contributed to many national newspapers, magazines and books....

Duration:00:48:43

Ep5 – Sufina Ahmad, Director of the John Ellerman Foundation

9/15/2020
In this episode we hear from Sufina Ahmad, Director of the John Ellerman Foundation, which supports small to medium-sized organisations to make a difference to people, society and the natural world, particularly focussing on the arts, environment and social action. Prior to joining John Ellerman, Sufina worked in corporate strategy and performance at the City of London Corporation. She has also held roles in policy and learning at the National Lottery Community Fund, including a secondment...

Duration:00:58:02

Ep4 – Adeela Warley, Chief Executive of CharityComms

8/31/2020
Today we talk to Adeela Warley, Chief Executive of CharityComms, the membership organisation for charity communications professionals in UK Charities. She is also a member of ACEVO, The Marketing Society and Fellow of the RSA. Host Joe Jenkins first met Adeela a decade ago when he joined Friends of the Earth, where Adeela worked for over 20 years and they’ve been firm friends ever since. Adeela left her role as Head of Communications at FoE in early 2017 to take on the leadership of...

Duration:01:00:50

Ep3 – Lucy Caldicott, Founder of ChangeOut & Councillor for London Borough of Lambeth

8/17/2020
This episode we talk with Lucy Caldicott, founder of ChangeOut and Councillor for London Borough of Lambeth. Lucy started out in the commercial world but soon realised it wasn't the path for her and moved into the charity sector, working in marketing and fundraising senior roles at the Prince's Trust, Jewish Care, VSO, and then Clic Sargent. Her next step was into executive leadership, first as interim CEO for Diversity Role Models and then as Chief Exec for Uprising. In 2018, Lucy was...

Duration:00:58:42

Ep2 – Mark Russell, CEO of The Children’s Society

7/27/2020
Today’s guest is Mark Russell, CEO of The Children’s Society, trustee at the Church Of England and RSA Fellow. Mark started out as a youth worker in his home country of Northern Ireland, in a divided town bringing young people together in the run-up to the Good Friday agreement. At the age of 30, he was appointed CEO of the Church Army, a social justice charity working in some of the most deprived areas across the UK and Ireland, a position he held for 13 years. Mark joined Children’s...

Duration:01:02:28

Ep1 – Stephen Hale, Refugee Action Chief Exec

7/15/2020
Today’s guest is Refugee Action Chief Exec, Stephen Hale. Voted Charity Chief Executive of the Year in 2019, Stephen is greatly respected across the charity sector and has much to share on the lessons he has learned in leadership. In our conversation, we explore the effects of Covid-19, building self-confidence in leadership, how the issues raised by #BlackLivesMatter is prompting debate about diversity and inclusion within the charity sector, and the moral obligation to put the cause before...

Duration:00:51:13

Introduction to ‘On The Mind Of’

6/29/2020
A brief introduction to what 'On The Mind Of...' is all about by its host and creator Joe Jenkins. We talk about the aims and background of this podcast, who will be on the show and what we will be asking them. This podcast will attempt to capture and learn from the wisdom and experience of CEOs, Directors, Founders and Leaders in charities, social enterprises, politics and grassroots organisations – to share more widely, and hopefully inspire others to grow in their own leadership. There is...

Duration:00:05:23