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OutsideVoices with Mark Bidwell


In OutsideVoices Mark Bidwell talks to remarkable and compelling leaders from the worlds of business, exploration, arts, sports, and academia. In these conversations he explores topics of fundamental importance to many of us today, both in work and in life, topics ranging from leadership and performance to creativity and growth.

In OutsideVoices Mark Bidwell talks to remarkable and compelling leaders from the worlds of business, exploration, arts, sports, and academia. In these conversations he explores topics of fundamental importance to many of us today, both in work and in life, topics ranging from leadership and performance to creativity and growth.


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In OutsideVoices Mark Bidwell talks to remarkable and compelling leaders from the worlds of business, exploration, arts, sports, and academia. In these conversations he explores topics of fundamental importance to many of us today, both in work and in life, topics ranging from leadership and performance to creativity and growth.




Harnessing Corporate Activism To Transform A Pharmaceutical Giant with Celine Schillinger

Céline Schillinger is a self-described corporate activist, who was called a troublemaker by her bosses. But thanks to her passion to grow and improve on rigid corporate systems, she was awarded Woman of the Year — La Tribune Women’s Awards in 2013. Céline was the Head of Quality Innovation & Engagement at Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi. Now she is the Founder and CEO of We Need Social. What Is Covered Links and Resources Mentioned...


Talking 100% Entrepreneurship and 0% Bureaucracy with Resourceful Human's Heiko Fischer

Heiko Fischer is the CEO and Founder of Resourceful Humans. The company’s motto is 100% Entrepreneurship and 0% Bureaucracy. How does Heiko incorporate this motto into his company and the companies he consults with? Find out on this week’s episode.


Confessions of a Corporate Insurgent with Gib Bulloch

In this episode, writer, speaker, and intrapreneur, Gib Bulloch, joins us to discuss his book, The Intrapreneur: Confessions of a Corporate Insurgent. He spent 20 years at Accenture where he started Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), a buinsess unit set up to leverage that business’s expertise and experience in service of global development organizations.Gib now works as a consultant specializing in intrapreneurship, social enterprise, and cross-sectoral partnerships. He is also a...


Benedic Allen - Exploring Cultures

My guest in this episode is Benedict Allen, an English explorer, environmentalist, film-maker and author of a number of books, including “Mad White Giant”, “Into The Crocodile Nest” and “Hunting the Gugu.” Benedict has become famous for his immersive style of exploration, by disconnecting from technology and diving into the lives and cultures of indigenous communities, from whom he learns survival skills in challenging and often hostile environments. He has recorded six TV series for the...


Rob Swan - Leadership Lessons from 40 Years of Polar Exploration

My guest in this episode is Robert Swan, a world renowned polar explorer, environmental leader, public speaker and the first man in history to walk to both the North and South Poles. He is currently an advocate for the protection of Antarctica and renewable energy. Robert is also the founder of 2041, a company which is dedicated to the preservation of the Antarctic and the author with Gil Reavill of Antarctica 2041: My Quest to Save the Earth's Last Wilderness. Read the article HERE. What...


Chris Rainier and Olivia McKendrick - The Race to Save Cultural And Intellectual Diversity

Diversity in all its forms is key to solving many of the most significant challenges we face today, and if we fail to address these challenges, future generations will inherit the consequences. Preserving cultural and intellectual diversity is the purpose of the Cultural Sanctuaries Foundation, and enables us to take advantage of useful wisdom hiding in plain sight. Learn more in this interview with the founders, photographer and National Geographic Society Fellow Chris Rainier and former...


Democratising Elite Performance Tools with Dr. Andy Walshe

Dr. Andy Walshe is a globally recognised leader and expert in the field of elite human performance. He has spent more than 20 years researching ways to “Hack Performance” in sport, culture, military and business to create a deeper understanding of the “Human Potential Construct”. Andy’s ultimate vision is a world where we have established a known recipe for elite performance and thus can equip some of our greatest minds with the tools they need to succeed and improve the world. Andy’s elite...


The Space Between Hesitation and Commitment with Michael Gervais

Michael Gervais is a high-performance psychologist who works in the trenches of high-stakes environments, he is a recognized speaker on optimal human performance, and he is the host of the Finding Mastery podcast. What can Michael teach us about success in the corporate world? Well, just a few of the important topics Mark and Michael discuss on this week’s episode are: Time Stamps: Links and Resources Mentioned in This...


Scott Peltin - Multiplying Your Results From Your Mindset, Energy and Recovery Rituals

Scott Peltin is founder and chief performance officer of Tignum, a company that helps his executive clients achieve their full potential. He's worked with CEOs, C-level executives, professional athletes, and many top leaders to improve their performance and sustainability. Prior to founding Tignum in 2005, Scott worked on the front-line for over 25 years as a firefighter and as a captain, and later led his crews as a battalion and division chief in the Phoenix Fire Department. What is...


Little Nudges, Big Results with Steven Macregor

In this episode, we are joined by Steven MacGregor, who is the founder and CEO of The Leadership Academy of Barcelona and author of Sustaining Executive Performance and his latest book is Chief Wellbeing Officer, in which he discusses the importance of maintaining positive mental health in the workplace. Steven is also an academic specializing in executive education and has taught at Stanford University, IMD at Lausanne, and CIBS in Shanghai. What Is Covered Key Takeaways and...


David Allen - Creating Space, Getting Altitude and Mitigating Against the Stress of Opportunity

David Allen is widely recognized as the world's leading expert on personal and organizational productivity. He is the author of Getting Things Done and has shown millions of people how to transform their overwhelming lives into a relaxed and more productive one. Listen to David's popular methodology and how it has helped successful leaders all over the world. What We Cover: Links And Resources Mentioned In This...


Beautiful, Transformative Constraints, and Why They Are Core to Innovation with Adam Morgan

Adam Morgan founded the company eatbigfish, which challenges the status quo and creates an environment of challenger thinking and behavior. In this episode, Adam discusses his book "A Beautiful Constraint," and talks on how intrapreneurs can leverage their limits to come up with creative solutions. What Is Covered Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: https://www.eatbigfish.com/https://www.eatbigfish.com/books/a-beautiful-constrainthttp://www.twitter.com/eatbigfishemail


Hacking Reality to Have a Great Day with Caroline Webb

Caroline Webb is an author, economist, executive coach and the CEO of How To Have a Good Day, a firm that shows people how to leverage behavioural science to improve their working life. Caroline is also the author of the book How To Have A Good Day, which has been published in 16 different languages, in more than 60 countries. What We Cover: ● The secret manifesto Caroline has hidden in the book. ● The 100-plus tools Caroline uses, all of which are scientifically proven, and operate...


Only Curious Leaders Escape The Advice Trap with Michael Bungay Stanier

We are pleased to welcome Michael Bungay Stanier back on the show. He is one of the world’s most respected coaches, author of The Coaching Habit, and founder of Box of Crayons, which helps organisations harness the power of curiosity to drive culture. Since we last spoke, Michael published a new book called The Advice Trap, and stepped away from the leading position at the Box of Crayons to explore new routes in his business and life. What is Covered Key Learnings and Takeaways Links And...


Pre-suasion: How to Influence With Integrity with Robert Cialdini

Robert Cialdini has spent his entire career researching the science of influence. This has earned him an international reputation as an expert in the fields of persuasion, compliance, and negotiation. On this week’s episode, Robert discusses how to enlist the support of your senior managers prior to making an important presentation, how companies can boost their productivity by up to 60%, and what we can learn from Warren Buffett on communication. What is Covered Links And...


Meaning Makers: How Top Leaders Use Stories with David Pearl

In this episode, we are joined by award-winning author, David Pearl, to discuss his career as a creative confidante and personal development advisor to a number of the world’s top CEO’s and organisations. David is a respected public and keynote speaker and is the founder of Pearl Group, Opera Circus, Lively Arts and Impropera, as well as the non-profit organisation, Street Wisdom. What Was Covered Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and Resources Mentioned In This Episode: David Pearl's...


Bottling Amazonian Wisdom with Tyler Gage, the Co-Founder of RUNA

In this episode we’re joined by Tyler Gage, co-founder of the organic tea company Runa, and author of the book, Fully Alive: Using the Lessons of the Amazon to Live Your Mission in Business and Life. Tyler shares how his immersion into life in the Amazon guided him in building a socially responsible business able to thrive in the hyper-competitive soft drinks segment. What Was Covered Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode websiteRUNAFully Alive: Using...


Chris Goppelsroeder - Curiosity, Clean Cows and Organisational DNA

Christoph Goppelsroeder is the Chief Executive Officer and President at DSM Nutritional Products. Christoph talks on how a large organisation can create the right space for innovation and sustainability. He believes in order to create impactful and disruptive innovation, you must understand precisely what it is that your company lives for. What Is Covered 01:50 - What is DSM? 03:15 - How does Christoph develop a long term plan in an ever-changing environment? 04:35 - What does the...


When Big and Small Make Great with Brad Feld

This week we are joined by entrepreneur, author and venture capitalist, Brad Feld. Brad is a co-founder of Techstars, a platform for startups to access funding and entrepreneurial networking, and is also the co-founder of venture capital firm, Foundry Group. Brad is the author of several books on startups as well as an entrepreneurial advice blog. He sits on the board of several technology startups and was an early investor in Fitbit, Zynga, and Harmonix. What Was Covered Key Takeaways and...


Innovating a 2000 Year Old Product with Annalisa Gigante

In this episode, Annalisa Gigante, former Head of Innovation and R&D at LafargeHolcim, joins us. With over 25 years of experience, her expertise includes management, HR, strategy, marketing and innovation. She is currently a Board member of ZIS. What was covered How Annalisa’s experience in different industries throughout her career has given her the opportunity to see parallels in business innovationAnnalisa’s unique approach on handling project failures and how to regain momentum as an...