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Dive Deep, Climb High

Focusing on leadership in higher education, Mel Loizou asks her guests to share what leadership means to them. The Dive Deep Climb High podcast is fun, honest, and relatable. It enables you to dive deep into your role and the leader you are. To climb high, unleashing the power and potential of you and those around you. With inspiring stories, practical tips, and a little bit of fishiness this show will help you realise that sometimes the apparently impossible is absolutely possible. Dive Deep. Climb High. Can Do Leadership in a World of Can’t.

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E068 Diving Deep into Episodes 63 - 67 with Mel Loizou
In this episode, Mel dives deep into these recent podcast episodes: E063 Recruiting Senior Leaders with Michael Hewlett E064 Nature’s Lessons with ChaNan Bonser E065 Leadership in Academia with Peter Cotgreave E066 Communicate with IMAPCT Part 2 with Patrick Donadio E067 The Art of Being Authentic with T. Mark Meyer Reflecting on the final words of wisdom, shared by each of her guests, Mel considers how their insight might help people on their leadership journey: Michael urged us not to allow a lack of confidence to hold our careers back. ChaNan encouraged us to put down our pens and daydream. Having recorded his episode at the end of 2023, Peter wished us all a fantastic 2024. Patrick reminded us that nothing changes until we change. Mark inspired us to connect with our authentic selves.   KEY TAKEAWAY “Have confidence in yourself. Learn to trust yourself, be honest, always. And allow yourself to daydream, not just about now, in 2024, but next year, the next five years, the next 10 years. Nobody else can tell you what you need or want so start that journey by turning your focus inwards.”   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Speaker, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.   If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s: Leadership Programme: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/leadershipprogramme Reset, Refocus, Rejuvenate Retreat: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/retreat Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience    CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/  https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou  https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
13:19 4/2/24
E067 The Art of Being Authentic with T Mark Meyer
In this episode we take a deep dive into authenticity with the wonderful T Mark Meyer. As leaders we are all encouraged to be authentic but what does that mean and is it even possible to be authentic in the business world? These are just some of the fascinating topics we discuss as we explore authenticity and its link to our values, purpose, and self-esteem.   KEY TAKEAWAY “One of the things about authenticity that is often misunderstood is a lot of people think that being an authentic leader or being authentic is about me being me. But it's not an ego thing, it’s only half of the equation that I have to be me. The other half is that I have to allow other people to also be their authentic selves. I have to create a space for authenticity that people can step into.”   ABOUT T MARK T. Mark Meyer is a psychotherapist and a consultant for the world’s largest corporations, leading workshops on conflict resolution, authenticity, and authentic management. He coaches professional athletes in discovering their purpose and counsels both couples and individuals. After founding and spearheading several successful companies, T. Mark connected with his authentic self and refocused his professional aspirations. He is a business coach and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner who uses his personal experience to help others live their most authentic lives. He is also the author of the Amazon best-selling book The Art of Being Authentic. T Mark’s Book: The Art of Being Authentic* The Art of Being Authentic   CONNECT WITH T MARK: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/troelsmarkmeyer/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authentictmarkmeyer/ Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/troelsmarkmeyer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100092241397274 Website: https://tmarkmeyer.com/   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can. If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s: Leadership Programme: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/leadershipprogramme Reset, Refocus, Rejuvenate Retreat: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/retreat Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/ https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
34:38 3/27/24
E066 Communicate with IMPACT Part 2 with Patrick Donadio
In this episode we welcome back Patrick Donadio as we dive into the final three parts of his communication model.  Patrick first appeared as a guest on the show in November 2022 (Episode 32) and this time he is back with even more tips and tools to help us communicate better. Amongst the many topics we discuss are the power of active listening, the need to understand the intent of our communication, and the importance of engaging people physically, mentally, and emotionally.   KEY TAKEAWAY “Listening is so challenging because we think differently to how we speak. Our brain, mind, voice, and mouth do not work at the same speed. Being a good listener, is listening with your ears, listening with your eyes, and most importantly is getting ready to be a good listener, so you've got to come in with the right mindset.”   ABOUT PATRICK Patrick Donadio, MBA, CSP, MCC, is a communication strategist, speaker, coach, and author of the influential book, “Communicating with IMPACT”. Patrick is among a select few worldwide to have earned the highest designations in both the speaking and coaching professions. His expertise lies in Business Communications and Leadership Development. Patrick’s custom, engaging, keynotes, practical training, and one-on-one coaching have empowered audiences worldwide. He has guided and coached two generations of C-suite executives, leaders, and their organizations, helping them apply his unique “IMPACT©Process” to communicate clearly, lead effectively, present powerfully, and listen attentively.  Patrick’s expertise extends beyond enhancing individual skills, it also drives business growth and success, ultimately having a substantial IMPACT on their bottom line.    Patrick’s Book: Communicating with IMPACT: Effectively Communicate Ideas and Achieve Greater Results* Communicating with Impact   CONNECT WITH PATRICK: LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickdonadio Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/patrickdonadio/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PDonadio   Website: www.PatrickDonadio.com Email: Patrick@PatrickDonadio.com    ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can. If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s: Leadership Programme: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/leadershipprogramme Reset, Refocus, Rejuvenate Retreat: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/retreat Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/ https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
47:15 3/20/24
E065 Leadership in Academia with Peter Cotgreave
In this episode we take a deep dive into the world of leadership in academia. During this fascinating conversation Peter shares with us his career journey from academic biologist to Chief Executive of the Microbiology Society. Delving into his biggest leadership learnings, we explore the importance of values and being honest, however hard that may be.   KEY TAKEAWAY “The future is not about giving up what you value, what you do might change, but your values don't. What you do on a daily basis doesn't matter. What matters is, why you're doing it and what the values are, the purpose of it. Leadership is not about being so clever that you can make anyone do anything. It's about surrounding yourself with a set of people who have the same values as you and therefore want to achieve the same things for you to achieve.”   ABOUT PETER After an early career as an academic biologist, Peter worked at London Zoo doing everything from ecology research in Ethiopia to holding on to the feet of a celebrity who was hanging upside down in a tree to promote bat conservation.  For nine years, he was Director of Campaign for Science and Engineering, working in Westminster and Whitehall to ensure policies that maximised the excellence of British science.  He spent seven years as a Director of the Royal Society before joining the Microbiology Society as Chief Executive, where he works with his fifty talented and dedicated colleagues to amplify the voices of experts on tiny, invisible life forms that affect everything from health to food security and climate change.   CONNECT WITH PETER: Email:                                      p.cotgreave@microbiologysociety.org Twitter:                                    https://twitter.com/PeterCotgreave   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s: Leadership Programme: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/leadershipprogramme Reset, Refocus, Rejuvenate Retreat: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/retreat Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/ https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
37:04 3/13/24
E064 Nature’s Lessons with ChaNan Bonser
In this episode we welcome back ChaNan Bonser, as we explore how the wisdom of nature, and the natural world can guide our leadership journey. During this fascinating conversation we explore Chinese medicine’s five elements and uncover the importance of creating space to let innovation and new ideas flow.   KEY TAKEAWAY “I'm a strong believer in the power of daydreaming and how that can begin to change things. We can't create something unless we imagine. And we can't imagine if we are burnt out and highly stressed, it's beyond us.”   ABOUT CHANAN ChaNan Bonser is a highly experienced therapist and trainer who is dedicated to helping others find their own unique way. She works with clients all over the world both personally and in an organisational context, listening deeply to the stories that the body holds while facilitating a clear, deep, and embodied relationship for her clients, which fosters resilience and calm. She holds regular Dreaming Circles in which participants develop with a deeper connection to Earth and their interrelationship with our human selves through embodied imagination and creative prompts.  Her online course, Self-Care for Sensitives, helps folk who are highly sensitive learn how their bodies systems contribute to their sensitivity and overwhelm and teaches them techniques to help become more robust and resilient, and to learn how to harness their sensitivity as a superpower. ChaNan’s Book Recommendation: Rest is Resistance: Free Yourself from Grind Culture and Reclaim Your Life Trisha Hersey* Rest is Resistance Check out ChaNan’s Course: Self-Care for Sensitives: https://courses.chananbonser.com/p/self-care-for-sensitives   CONNECT CHANAN: LinkedIn:                               linkedin.com/in/chanan-bonser-a46a2024 Instagram:                             https://www.instagram.com/chananbonser Website:                                 www.chananbonser.com Kinesiology Website:            www.kinesiologywales.com   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can. If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s: Leadership Programme: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/leadershipprogramme Reset, Refocus, Rejuvenate Retreat: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/retreat Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/ https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER: The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
33:10 3/6/24
E063 Recruiting Senior Leaders with Michael Hewlett
In this episode, we take a deep dive into recruitment and more specifically senior leadership recruitment within the Estates/Facilities Management area of higher education. With over 25 years’ experience in this field, Michael shares with us his top tips for securing a director level role. In addition, we explore the skills universities are looking for in their senior leaders: emotional intelligence and soft skills, demonstrable experience of driving transformational change and a real understanding of equality, diversity, and inclusion.   KEY TAKEAWAY “The thing that gets people a job, are those soft skills. There will always be core things that people are looking for. They might want a degree for instance, sometimes they like to see MBAs and there's a kind of core level of competency that they expect, but what gets you the job, is the soft skills, it's the emotional intelligence. Qualifications get you in the door, but it's the other aspects that are going to get you the job.”   ABOUT MICHAEL Since joining The Management Recruitment Group in 2008, Michael, a founding member, is now a board director and shareholder. Specialising in education, he also spearheads niche brands University People and Schools Leadership.  With over 25 years in estates and facilities management recruitment, Michael ardently believes in the transformative power of career choices.  Beyond his professional realm, he serves as a Trustee for the Keaton Emery Foundation, extending mental health support to children in North-West England through the charity Centrepoint.  Passionate about societal impact, Michael's approach intertwines leadership, recruitment expertise and a commitment to making a difference.   CONNECT WITH MICHAEL: LinkedIn:                                    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhewlettfm/ Email:                                        michael.hewlett@mrgglobal.com Keaton Emery Foundation:     https://www.keatonemeryfoundation.com/take-action   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s: Leadership Programme: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/leadershipprogramme Reset, Refocus, Rejuvenate Retreat: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/retreat Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/ https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER: The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
33:46 2/28/24
E062 Diving Deep into Episodes 57 - 61 with Mel Loizou
In this episode, Mel dives deep into these recent podcast episodes: E057 Managing Change & Transformation with Gareth Duffin E058 Let Nature be Your Compass with Rosie Tomkins E059 The Importance of Onboarding with Hayley Mintern E060 Motivating Your Team with Sam Glenister-Batey E061 Conversation Not Communication with Susan Heaton-Wright Reflecting on the final words of wisdom, shared by each of her guests, Mel considers how their insight might help people on their leadership journey: Gareth encouraged us to blame the process not the person when something goes wrong. Rosie inspired us to have more confidence and belief in ourselves by looking for internal validation, recognising that we have everything we need inside of us. Hayley chose to leave us with the words of James Baldwin, “Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” Sam offered us his perspective that as leaders we should measure ourselves on the achievements of our team rather than our own work. Susan reminded us that we are all unique. We all have a voice and should make sure that we let other people know about our opinions, ideas, and values because we will add to the conversation.   KEY TAKEAWAY “As leaders, we need to look inwards to give ourselves, the confidence to take responsibility, rather than looking to blame, to face in to challenges so that we can affect change, to look and think, ‘How can I best serve my team? How can I best support them?’ And how can I ensure that I'm having conversations with people, rather than just communicating with them?”   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Speaker, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can. If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s: Leadership Programme: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/leadershipprogramme Reset, Refocus, Rejuvenate Retreat: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/retreat Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/ https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
13:19 12/20/23
E061 Conversation Not Communication with Susan Heaton-Wright
In this episode, we take a deep dive into why it is more productive to have conversations rather than communication. As a former opera singer, Susan shares with us her five-step SuperStar Communicator methodology and why it is important to own our space and ensure that as leaders we are listening as well as speaking.   KEY TAKEAWAY “There are a lot of things that we can do with the voice, to make it interesting, to engage our audience, but also to have that self-awareness that we could have what I call emotional leakages from our voice. We could be saying something very profound but our nerves could distract our audience and put a question mark next to our credibility.”   ABOUT SUSAN Susan Heaton-Wright is a multi-award-winning businesswoman, International Speaker, former Prize Winning Opera singer and the founder of SuperStar Communicator. She empowers emerging leaders to communicate with impact, confidence, clarity, and credibility in all business conversations for career success. SuperStar Communicator delivers speeches, facilitates workshops and coaching; working with multi-national companies globally; professional associations and the Education Sector – and has worked with attendees from more than 130 countries world-wide. Susan is the EMEA Launch leader for leadership programmes within the pharmaceutical sector. Susan lives in Hertfordshire with her husband; swims, surfs, plays the viola in an orchestra, and sews her hand made wardrobe.    Susan’s Book: The Superstar Communicator 30 Day Plan: to transform your business conversations for career success* Superstar Communicator Grab your 10 Top Tips for presentations: https://superstarcommunicator.com/presentation-skills-top-tips/   CONNECT WITH SUSAN: LinkedIn:          https://linkedin.com/in/susanheatonwright Instagram:        https://instagram.com/susanheatonwright1 Facebook:        https://facebook.com/superstarcommunicator YouTube:          https://youtube.com@superstarcommunicator    ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s: Leadership Programme: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/leadershipprogramme Reset, Refocus, Rejuvenate Retreat: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/retreat Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/ https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER: The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
29:33 12/13/23
E060 Motivating Your Team with Sam Glenister-Batey
In this episode, we take a deep dive into how to best motivate your team. Having recently joined the University of Leeds as Head of Conferences and Events, Sam shares with us what he has learned from the managers he has worked with over the years and his own unique approach to leadership. During this thought-provoking conversation, we discuss different leadership styles and why there is no right and wrong.   KEY TAKEAWAY “Leadership is complex, there's no one size fits all. Different people, different situations require different styles of leadership. Leadership is about influencing others; it's about bringing people on a journey.”   ABOUT SAM Sam is currently the Head of Conferences and Events at the University of Leeds. It is a passion for delivering exceptional events and raising money for not-for-profit organisations that led Sam to the higher education sector, having previously worked in a range of unique venues, including West Ham United Football Club, London’s Science Museum, HM Tower of London, Chiswick House, and Gardens all before first entering higher education at the Royal College of Music.  In addition to his role at Leeds, Sam is a board director for Academic Venue Solutions, the leading UK marketing consortium for academic venues and is the Chair of the Meeting Industry Association (MIA) academic peer group. Both roles promote best practice and peer-to-peer learning in the academic sector.   CONNECT WITH SAM:  LinkedIn:          www.linkedin.com/in/sgb01   University of Leeds Conference & Events: Website:           https://conferencesandevents.leeds.ac.uk/ LinkedIn:          https://www.linkedin.com/company/uolconferencesandevents/ Instagram:        https://www.instagram.com/uolconferencesandevents   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s: Leadership Programme: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/leadershipprogramme Reset, Refocus, Rejuvenate Retreat: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/retreat Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/ https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou  https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DICLAIMER: The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence.  *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
36:28 12/6/23
E059 The Importance of Onboarding with Hayley Mintern
In this episode, we take a deep dive into onboarding and why it is so important. Having worked in educational recruitment for the past ten years and recently moved companies, Hayley shares with us her thoughts around what makes a successful onboarding process.  Ensuring that we don’t apply a one size fits all model is key. Other important elements include transparency, trust, and flexibility.   KEY TAKEAWAY “For me onboarding isn't the first day, the second day, the third day. It's not even the first week. It's the first six months because it's a journey and you're learning. People do have to hit the ground running, but you need to have check points throughout that period, because things can change quickly, especially in the hybrid world that we work in. It can take six months, even a year for some people to really embed into an organisation and be able to flourish.”   ABOUT HAYLEY Hayley has supported the education sector for the last ten years, providing executive search and interim and consultancy solutions to Independent Schools, Academy Trusts, FE Colleges, and Universities. Her speciality is understanding the education sector and connecting talent that is passionate about providing high quality inclusive education. Hayley has built a track record with education leaders and helped many organisations identifying top talent. Hayley has a passion for education, she is chair of governors for MAT working closely with the head and trust leaders to ensure excellent levels of education. She previously worked closely with England Rugby Schools to deliver inclusive sport in schools and has strong understanding of the curriculum. Hayley is driven by making a positive difference to the education sector through the quality of leadership appointments.   CONNECT WITH HAYLEY: LinkedIn:          https://www.linkedin.com/in/hayleymintern/ Website:           https://andersonquigley.com/   Email:               Hayley.mintern@andersonquigley.com   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s: Leadership Programme: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/leadershipprogramme Reset, Refocus, Rejuvenate Retreat: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/retreat Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/  https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
29:33 11/29/23
E058 Let Nature be Your Compass with Rosie Tomkins
In this episode, we take a deep dive into nature and the power of tapping into our natural intelligence. During this fascinating conversation, Rosie shares with us, the incredible work she is doing with individuals and teams, using nature and horses to help them celebrate their strengths and understand the importance of internal validation.   KEY TAKEAWAY “All the intelligences are important but currently it's like a three-legged stool, we've got IQ, EQ (emotional intelligence) and SQ (spiritual intelligence). For me it needs to be a four-legged chair, which includes NQ (natural intelligence) and the reason for this is because it's suppressed at the moment.”   ABOUT ROSIE Rosie Tomkins, an accomplished author and leadership expert, advocates for integrating nature's wisdom into personal and professional growth. Her upcoming book, "Let Nature Be Your Compass," blends natural principles with self-help and leadership strategies. By exploring animals' timeless attributes like purpose and resilience, readers learn to reconnect with their strengths and intuition amidst life's complexities. Rosie promotes simplicity as a means to navigate modern challenges effectively. Her earlier work, "N-stinctive: The Power of Natural Intelligence," also emphasizes using nature to enhance leadership skills and achieve peak performance, showcasing her innovative approach to leadership. Rosie’s book: Let Nature be Your Compass* Let Nature be Your Compass   CONNECT WITH ROSIE: Website:         https://n-stinctive.com/ LinkedIn:        http://www.linkedin.com/in/rosietomkins Instagram:      https://www.instagram.com/nstinctiveintelligence/?hl=en Facebook:      https://www.facebook.com/nstinctive1/   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat Check out Mel’s: Leadership Programme: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/leadershipprogramme Reset, Refocus, Rejuvenate Retreat: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/retreat Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/  https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou  https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
33:36 11/22/23
E057 Managing Change & Transformation with Gareth Duffin
In this episode, we take a deep dive into change and transformation. Change is tough and together with Gareth, we explore why so few change projects are successful. Reflecting on his own experiences of transformation, Gareth shares his top tips to help us navigate the world of change and ensure we achieve our desired outcomes.   KEY TAKEAWAY “Change theory will tell you to build a consensus for your change right at the beginning. What people don't do enough is the step before that and identify exactly what people think about what should change. Instead they decide in a leadership group.”   ABOUT GARETH Gareth is an experienced operations & business change leader, with successful roles in Private Equity backed Residential, Purpose-Built Student Accommodation and Hospitality. He co-founded the consulting group Method Avenue in 2022, focusing on helping organisations with Transformation & Change. Gareth is also a vocal advocate for improving support for families who have Neurodiverse children, as both his young children are Neurodiverse. Gareth also hosts the Podcast focusing on people’s experiences with change, Know Your Shift.   Know Your Shift Podcast: Apple:      https://apple.co/3Pps3rz Spotify:    https://open.spotify.com/show/4R2ltPkgTBtPaIKdLP5pT8   CONNECT WITH GARETH: LinkedIn:        https://www.linkedin.com/company/methodavenue/ Instagram:      https://www.instagram.com/methodavenue/ TikTok:            https://www.tiktok.com/@methodavenue YouTube:        https://www.youtube.com/@methodavenue/   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s: Leadership Programme: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/leadershipprogramme Reset, Refocus, Rejuvenate Retreat: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/retreat Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/  https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/  https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
41:09 11/15/23
E056 Diving Deep into Episodes 51-55
In this episode, Mel dives deep into these recent podcast episodes: E051 Look After Your Mental Health with Rosie Tressler OBE E052 Self-Awareness is Key with Nicola Arnold  E053 Being a Mindful Leader with Dr Reiner Kraft E054 US Higher Education Trends with Lori Capullo E055 Managing Redundancy with John Burns   Reflecting on the final words of wisdom, shared by each of her guests, Mel considers how their insight might help people on their leadership journey: *      Rosie encouraged us to be deliberate about our own mental health and get better at saying no. *      Nicola, meanwhile, inspired us to be a positive disruptor and asked the question, “Where are you creating space right now to do new things?” *      For Reiner, he wanted us to practice being mindful for one minute, starting small and building up from there. *      Lori reminded us of the importance of listening. Listen not to respond but truly hear what is being said. *      And finally, John Burns advised not to stay in a job that isn’t right for us.   KEY TAKEAWAY “Self-awareness is the greatest skill we can have as leaders because we turn our attention inwards instead of looking outside for answers. And that isn't always a comfortable process, holding a mirror up to ourselves. We have to get comfortable with who we are with knowing our superpowers, but also those blind spots that can trip us up. When we have self-awareness, we have choice. We can choose how we act and behave.”    ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Speaker, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s: Leadership Programme: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/leadershipprogramme Reset, Refocus, Rejuvenate Retreat: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/retreat Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL  https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/ https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
15:21 10/24/23
E055 Managing Redundancy with John Burns
In this episode, we take a deep dive into redundancy, how it feels to be made redundant and what lessons can we take away as leaders, if we ever have to manage a redundancy programme. A former accountant, John shares with us his own experience of redundancy and his insights which are helpful to both employers and employees.   KEY TAKEAWAY “For people who are made redundant, I always say give yourself a couple of months break first. Don't try and dive into doing something straight away because you have to leave your previous employer mentally. They've left you, but you still have to take that break, and mentally work through why you were made redundant, get your energy levels back up again and be more positive about life. Then you can look to your future.”   ABOUT JOHN John is a career coach and professional speaker. He works with professional people who have been made redundant. They want to return to employment or start a business of their dreams. John is the executive producer and host of the GYFT Show. The acronym GYFT means Get Your Future Together. John has published 8 seasons of the GYFT Show on his YouTube channel and is preparing for season 9, for which the theme is monetisation. John is a member of the Professional Speaking Association, and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He is a keen supporter of rugby union.   CONNECT WITH JOHN: LinkedIn:         https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnburnsacma/ Twitter:             https://twitter.com/johnprospeaker Instagram:       https://www.instagram.com/johnburnsprospeaker/ TikTok:             https://www.tiktok.com/@johntheprospeaker YouTube:         https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYwHMLQ9x6WOErGtDB6sixA Website:          https://johntheprospeaker.ie   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s: Leadership Programme: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/leadershipprogramme Reset, Refocus, Rejuvenate Retreat: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/retreat Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/  https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
31:55 10/17/23
E054 US Higher Education Trends with Lori Capullo
In this episode, we dive into higher education in the United States. Together with Lori, we explore the major challenges that are currently facing leaders in the sector, falling enrolment figures, a lack of student engagement, an increase in mental health incidents and the impact of AI. During this high energy conversation Lori shares with us how different institutions are responding to these issues and why she is so passionate about the work she is doing in this space.   KEY TAKEAWAY “What we're hearing over and over again, is the importance of communication and interaction with the students and communication with their families. For me, the people I remember from college, the leaders that I remember, are the ones who engaged with us. The President is the one who sets that tone and what we're hearing from them is that they really are trying to make sure communications are better and students feel comfortable and welcome and part of the community.”   ABOUT LORI Lori is an award-winning communications professional, magazine editor and writer who has been working in the publishing industry for 30 years. As the first editor of Ocean Drive, she guided the magazine to award-winning status from 1992-1996 and has since helmed several lifestyle magazines. After 3 years as Senior Managing Editor at LUXE Interior & Design, Lori is currently the Executive Editor of the Education Group at ETC Network, publishers of District Administration and University Business, specialising in guiding and empowering educators and academic decision-makers across the country in K-12 as well as higher education through our newsletters, websites, magazines, summits, and conferences.   CONNECT WITH LORI: LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/lori-capullo-7a303620 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lorilawrence17/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LJCLaw Website (UK): https://www.arc-network.com Website (American Division, ETC): https://etcnetwork.com   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.   If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s: Leadership Programme: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/leadershipprogramme Reset, Refocus, Rejuvenate Retreat: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/retreat Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/  https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou  https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
35:11 10/10/23
E053 Being a Mindful Leader with Dr Reiner Kraft
In this episode, we dive into the benefits of being a mindful leader. Having spent much of his career in Silicon Valley, Reiner shares with us his approach for becoming a Mindful leader. It is one that brings together science and mindfulness. During this fascinating conversation we explore how you can create a high-performance mindset by combining awareness, mind, and body and the importance of measuring your level of present awareness.   KEY TAKEAWAY “I compare the mind to a piece of software. Nowadays I call it the mind operating system. It is something that can be programmed. It can of course be changed and updated. There are lots of bugs in it. I've seen the effects of poor leadership in the workplace and it's all happening because of sub-optimal mind operating systems.”   ABOUT REINER Reiner is a seasoned technology leader, engineer, scientist, technical advisor, trainer, executive leadership, micronutrients expert, human potential coach, and teacher who shares transformative principles of presence, mind- management, and biohacking using the latest science of epigenetics.    CONNECT WITH REINER: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/reiner/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themindfulleader/ Website: https://www.themindfulleader.net/ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3uuWfXcVNWOG1g59f9520Q The Mindful Leader Podcast: https://www.themindfulleader.net/podcast   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s: Leadership Programme: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/leadershipprogramme Reset, Refocus, Rejuvenate Retreat: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/retreat Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/  https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence.  *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
37:16 10/3/23
E052 Self-Awareness is Key with Nicola Arnold
In this episode, we explore the importance of self-awareness and dive deep into the challenges of developing a large and diverse team. As Head of Learning & Organisational Development at Royal Surrey NHS Trust which has nearly 5,000 employees, Nicola shares her strategy for enabling everyone within the organisation to grow and why she believes that teams are like yellow stretchy people who are pulled and stretched in all different directions.   KEY TAKEAWAY “For me, as a leader, understanding me is my biggest tool. If I don't have that self-awareness, or that ability to truly understand where my behaviours are being driven from then I don't think that makes me an effective leader. There's likely to be shortcomings in terms of teams that I work with.”   ABOUT NICOLA Nicola has a passion for developing individuals and teams to achieve inner confidence by challenging limiting beliefs and mindset that stop them flourishing. With over 25 years’ experience in the NHS helping individuals focus on their development both professionally and personally, her current post is as the Head of Learning & Organisational Development at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.   Nicola prides herself on the holistic approach she applies, to harness and empower individuals to strive for excellence, maximising their potential and supporting the wider values of the organisation. She is presently leading a system wide project within Surrey Heartlands to develop a quality assured coaching and mentoring offer to support talent management, leadership, Quality Improvement and staff development and wellbeing in line with national agenda.    Check out Nicola’s book recommendations: Brene Brown: The Gifts of Imperfection*: Gifts of Imperfection Professor Michael West: Compassionate Leadership: Sustaining Wisdom, Humanity and Presence in Health and Social Care*: Compassionate Leadership   CONNECT WITH NICOLA: LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/nicola-arnold-pcc-cpcc-4ba7381a Twitter: https://twitter.com/NixArnold1   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.   If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s: Leadership Programme: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/leadershipprogramme Reset, Refocus, Rejuvenate Retreat: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/retreat Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/  https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou  https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence.  *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
31:52 9/26/23
E051 Look After Your Mental Health with Rosie Tressler OBE
In this episode, we dive into the topic of mental health and well-being. As Chief Executive of the charity Student Minds, Rosie shares with us why she feels it is important to be both inclusive and relevant as a leader and how she prioritises her own health & well-being. We also explore the importance of having a joined-up approach to mental health and how the charity’s mental health charter is helping universities achieve this.   KEY TAKEAWAY “For me, leadership is about being courageous. That means you don't always take the easy option, it means sometimes you do things, or you have to convey things that aren’t popular, or will disappoint some people. And it means you have to be willing to sit with dealing with a lot of risk, but not let that stop you from doing and advocating for the things that you know, right.”   ABOUT ROSIE Rosie Tressler OBE is the Chief Executive of Student Minds, the charity for student wellbeing and mental health. Over the last few years, Rosie has also overseen the development of the charity's Student Space programme, designed to provide additional support for students during the pandemic. Rosie is a Trustee for The Mental Health Foundation and spends her spare time walking around West Yorkshire.   CONNECT WITH ROSIE: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosietressler/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosietressler Student Minds website: https://www.studentminds.org.uk/ University Mental Health Charter: https://universitymentalhealthcharter.org.uk/ Student Space website: https://studentspace.org.uk/   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s: Leadership Programme: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/leadershipprogramme Reset, Refocus, Rejuvenate Retreat: https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/retreat Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/  https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou  https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
38:45 9/19/23
E050 Diving Deep into Episodes 45 - 49 with Mel Loizou
In this episode, Mel dives deep into these recent podcast episodes: E045 Overcoming Roadblocks with Hulya Kurt E046 Turn Your Passion into Purpose with Julie Perkins E047 Affordability is Key with Alan Hilton E048 The Power of Coaching with Julia Bend E049 Overcoming Limiting Beliefs with Jeremy Lazarus   Reflecting on the final words of wisdom, shared by each of her guests, Mel considers how their insight might help people on their leadership journey: *      Hulya reminded us that life is like a dance. Sometimes it's rock and roll. Sometimes it's a foxtrot. Sometimes a slow dance. Sometimes we need to slow down. Sometimes we go two steps ahead, three steps back. That’s normal. *      Julie encouraged us as leaders to question ourselves. Who are you as a leader and is there enough space between you and what you are doing.  For Julie this is the golden nugget, as it gives everyone the opportunity to be the best they can be. *      For Allan it is all about honesty & integrity and not changing who you are. *      Julia, meanwhile, prompted us to remember “it is never too late to be what you might have been. *      And Jeremy would agree, he believes that people can be more successful than they think.   KEY TAKEAWAY “Everyone has the power to be completely and utterly brilliant. The journey is not an easy one, you will need to dive deep. But if you are prepared to do the work you can be more than you might have been.”   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Speaker, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s Book, When Fish Climb Trees*:  When Fish Climb Trees Check out Mel’s TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience    CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/  https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou  https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
18:36 8/22/23
E049 Overcoming Limiting Beliefs with Jeremy Lazarus
In this episode, we dive deep into the world of limiting beliefs, what they are and how we can overcome them.  A former accountant, Jeremy is an accredited Executive Coach and trainer who specialise in helping people identify and clear their limiting beliefs.  During this fascinating conversation we consider some of the most common beliefs people and how you can overcome them without the need for extensive training.   KEY TAKEAWAY “Our beliefs can either empower us or disempower us. I have seen the detrimental impact of limiting beliefs but also the transformational impact when those limiting beliefs were changed. And that’s what really inspires me, the fact that people can move beyond what they think they can do.”   ABOUT JEREMY Jeremy is an Accredited Master Executive Coach, ILM Approved Coach Trainer and a Certified NLP Master Trainer.  Before becoming a business coach and trainer in 1999, he spent 18 years as a senior finance professional, including several years in the investment management industry and as a management consultant, and being Finance Director of YO! Sushi (he is a qualified accountant and corporate treasurer).  Jeremy’s clients include blue chips, SMEs, NHS Trusts, charities, and elite athletes. He has been a guest lecturer at UK universities and has written four best-selling books.  He was a semi-professional footballer and is a very keen tennis player.   Check out Jeremy’s books: Ahead of the Game: How to Use Your Mind to Win in Sport*: Ahead of the Game Successful NLP: For the Results you Want*: Successful NLP The Little NLP Workbook: A Step-by-step Guide to Achieving Personal and Professional Success*: Little NLP Workbook NLP for Business Success: How to Get Better Results Faster at Work*: NLP for Business Success   Check out Jeremy’s courses: Clearing Limiting Beliefs: https://www.thelazarus.com/clearing-limiting-beliefs/  Clearing Limiting Beliefs (video course): https://www.thelazarus.com/product/clearing-limiting-beliefs-video-course/   Special offer until 31 August 2023 for Dive Deep, Climb High listeners:  24% off CLB course and video if they use the code 24%CLB 24% off all videos if they use the code 24%Videos 10% of all other courses (excl CLB and our Coach Practice Group) code = 10%Courses   CONNECT WITH JEREMY: LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-lazarus Website: www.thelazarus.com Email: jeremy@thelazarus.com   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book Check out Mel’s TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/ https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou  https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
31:30 8/15/23
E048 The Power of Coaching with Julia Bend
In this episode, we dive deep into the power of coaching. As a hugely beneficial development tool, we explore the benefits of coaching and why for Julia, finding the right coach is like finding a pair of white shoes. Packed with useful information and tips, this light-hearted conversation will help anyone wanting to learn about coaching and how they can get the most from such an adventure.   KEY TAKEAWAY “To get the most from coaching, be honest. Show up. Be prepared to be vulnerable.  There’s nothing wrong with vulnerability. Vulnerability is insightfulness because you are learning more about yourself.”   ABOUT JULIA Julia is a devoted executive coach assisting uninspired managers and executives in overcoming self-doubt and transitioning to more fulfilling roles. Utilizing her signature SPEAR program and offering tailor-made packages, she supports clients in achieving their goals and aspirations. With an ILM Level 7 qualification, Julia excels in active listening and asking pertinent questions, facilitating reflection and clearer thinking. Passionate about empowering clients to think boldly and shape their goals, she consistently receives praise for her insightful guidance. As Director of Premier-Coaching since 2019 and Event Director of South East Coaching Group since 2020, Julia's expertise continues to benefit numerous professionals.   CONNECT WITH JULIA: LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/julia-bend-premier-coaching Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julia_premier_coaching/ Website: https://www.premier-coaching.co.uk/   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.   If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book Check out Mel’s TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/  https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou  https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
34:16 8/8/23
E047 Affordability is Key with Allan Hilton
In this episode, we dive deep into the world of student accommodation.  As Chief Executive of a charity which provides some of the lowest priced accommodation in London, in this very honest and down to earth conversation, Allan shares the benefits of working for an organisation with purpose and what it means to work and live in alignment with your values.   KEY TAKEAWAY “Understanding different cultures is particularly important in the student environment but you do have to adapt because the world is changing.  Part of being a manager and leader is adapting to what is around you, but you don’t fundamentally change your values.  Your values are there and intrinsic. I’m lucky I have a job that aligns with my values.”   ABOUT ALLAN Allan has worked in student accommodation for over 30 years. He is currently Chief Executive of Affordable Accommodation 4 students Association ltd – AA4S (previously Cass and Claredale) which is a leading charitable student housing provider. The public benefit of AA4S is to deliver affordable accommodation to allow students to be able to study in London.  Allan sits on the board of the ANUK code and its tribunal panel. He also advises the Mayor of London on planning of student accommodation in London, through its Academic Forum. He is a founding member of LASAN – London’s affordable Student Accommodation Network. Allan has been a vocal proponent of affordability, pastoral care and creating communities within student accommodation for many years.  His community work involves coaching children at football and is a trustee of Hackney Parochial Charity, which helps people in poverty in Hackney.   CONNECT WITH ALLAN: LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/allan-hilton-25b9411b Email: Allan.Hilton@aa4s.co.uk AA4S Website: ww.aa4s.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book Check out Mel’s TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/  https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/ https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER: The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
36:44 8/1/23
E046 Turn Your Passion into Purpose with Julie Perkins
In this episode, we explore how you can turn your passion into purpose. Sharing her journey, we discuss how Julie has taken her experience of working in a large multi-national organisation to help build her own business Wyseminds which supports entrepreneurs on their journey to success. Packed full of helpful insights Julie also explains and why, for her, leadership is a recipe for failure and curiosity.   KEY TAKEAWAY “The biggest lesson of leadership I had was about trust and the space to let go. As a leader you have to ask yourself about blocks. It has to be about who am I as a leader, and have I got enough space between me and what I'm doing? That space is the biggest golden nugget that you'll have. And it gives room for everybody to be the best that they can be.”    ABOUT JULIE Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, Julie was always going to cut her commercial teeth at an early age. After studying business and working in the United States, she put her knowledge to the test by joining the family company, Specsavers, and went on to work her way up through the ranks to country director, setting up and establishing the market leader in the Netherlands. After more than 20 years – and building on her extensive experience of industry and her wide-ranging expertise as a leader – Julie founded her own company, Wyseminds, to mentor fellow female entrepreneurs setting out on their own journey, helping them to find purpose and passion in whatever they do. Living and breathing the world of start-ups (and setting them on the road to success), Julie is also an author, public speaker, and podcaster.   CONNECT WITH JULIE: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-perkins-wm/ LinkedIn (Wyseminds): https://www.linkedin.com/company/wyseminds/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julie_wyseminds  Website: www.wyseminds.com  Email: Julie@wyseminds.com   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book Check out Mel’s TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/  https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER: The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
45:01 7/25/23
E045 Overcoming Roadblocks with Hulya Kurt
In this episode, we explore what it means to overcome roadblocks and create sustainable change. Having worked for many years in a large multinational organisation, Hulya shares with us her journey to become a coach and mentor. We explore how she helps her clients reframe their misbeliefs and why she chooses to use the term feed forward instead of feedback.   KEY TAKEAWAY “Our roadblocks come from our misbeliefs, but we cannot immediately change our mindset. Change means repetition, repetition, repetition. You do something once. You see the outcome and that nothing went wrong so you do it again, seeing it get better and better. This is how change happens. It’s a slow process because we don’t have a magic wand.”   ABOUT HULYA After 32 years of working within a multinational company, Hulya chose to follow her passion of becoming a coach, mentor and workshop facilitator. She motivates and empowers company management teams and their employees to move forward in their professional life. Additionally, she specialises in growth management with young adults and teenagers, assisting them through anxieties, fears, and internal roadblocks. Check out Hulya’s book: Break Free from Your Hamster Wheel*: Break Free from Your Hamster Wheel   CONNECT WITH HULYA: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hulyakurt-innkick/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/InnKick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hulyakurt_coach/ Website: https://innkick.com/ Email: hulya@innkick.com   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s Book, When Fish Climb Trees:  https://divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk/book Check out Mel’s TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/   https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou https://www.divedeepclimbhigh.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
35:45 7/18/23
E044 Lead by Your Values with Sarah Reynolds
In this episode, we explore what it means to lead by your values. Having started out her career in retail, Sarah shares with us her transition to the student accommodation sector and some of the lessons she has leaned along the way.  As current Chair of ASRA we dive deep into her leadership journey and how she realised that being the best leader she could be, meant being her true authentic self rather than trying to emulate other people.    KEY TAKEAWAY “When I first started my career, I spent a long time looking up to, other leaders and managers, thinking, ‘oh, I really want to be like you.’ You try and adapt your style to be like that person and then you see somebody else and think, ‘I want to be like that person.’  Suddenly it dawned on me to just be myself. Through being myself, being friendly, and being everything that makes me who I am, I am a better leader.”   ABOUT SARAH Sarah Reynolds currently works at Brunel University as the Deputy Head of Student Living. She is also the current ASRA chair.  Sarah has worked within the student accommodation world for the past eight years both in the University & PBSA sectors. She spent the first half of her career in retail, starting her journey as many people do; working part-time whilst juggling studies. It’s from here that her passion for people really developed and she began her management career. Sarah loves working within this sector. The vibrancy of the students that she works with, and the dynamics of her teams makes each day different. She feels lucky to have a job she enjoys so much and a career that has taken her down very different paths.   CONNECT WITH SARAH: Sarah’s ASRA email address: Asrachair1@gmail.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-reynolds-23403b26/ ASRA website: https://www.asra.ac.uk/ ASRA Twitter: https://twitter.com/ASRACONF ASRA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asraconf/   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Speaker, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s Book, When Fish Climb Trees*:  When Fish Climb Trees Check out Mel’s TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/  https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou  https://www.fishclimbtrees.co.uk    HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence.  *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
25:55 4/25/23
E043 Deep Dive into Episodes 38 - 42 with Mel Loizou
In this episode, Mel dives deep into these recent podcast episodes: E038 Lead with Unbounded Empathy with Jo Berry E039 The Power of Sound with Charlie Christie E040 Serenity in Leadership with Martin Laschkolnig E041 Collaboration is Key with Robert Garnish E042 Be Curious & Courageous with Eleri Thomas Five wonderful conversations that considered leadership from very different perspectives. With Jo we explored what it means to lead with unbounded empathy, whilst with Charlie, we dived into the profound effect sound can have on us, providing clarity and focus. Chatting with Martin we discussed two words that you don’t often see together serenity and leadership. Meanwhile Robert shared his experience of moving from the retail sector to higher education and the change journey his team has been on since he joined Glasgow University. Finally with Eleri, we heard how curiosity and courageousness has taken her on adventures she never would have expected.   KEY TAKEAWAY “Sometimes, especially in the work environment we don’t often feel that we have a choice. But we always have a choice about how we respond. As leaders we need to demonstrate courageousness and sometimes go against the flow. We need to stand up for what is right.”   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Speaker, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s Book, When Fish Climb Trees*:  When Fish Climb Trees Check out Mel’s TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/  https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/ https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou https://www.fishclimbtrees.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
19:56 4/18/23
E042 Be Curious & Courageous with Eleri Thomas
In this episode, we explore what it means to be curious and courageous. To not follow a plan and trust the process. Together with Eleri, we dive deep into those pivotal moments in her life when she showed great courage and discover how she realised in her early fifties she didn’t really know herself at all.  Having worked at Aberystwyth University for over twenty-five years, Eleri also reflects on this time with the knowledge she has acquired since re-training as a Creative Kinesiologist.   KEY TAKEAWAY “For me, in my heart, what leadership means, is the ability to see the potential, of the people that you are working with. To be able to journey with them. To be able to create a vision for the future, and for them to be able to actively create it, to be active participants. And so, the leader provides the environment, they provide the tools for the people around them to be able to be the best people/person, whoever they would like to become.”   ABOUT ELERI Eleri grew up in Aberystwyth, a beautiful University town situated on the coast of Cardigan Bay in Wales.  She studied Hospitality Management at the College of Food in Birmingham before starting her working life in a variety of managerial roles in hotels and restaurants in Bath and Bournemouth. At age 24 she packed her bags and left for a year to travel and work in Australia following a promise to a college friend.  The college friend found love which resulted in a mainly solo trip. On returning to the UK she changed direction slightly and went to work for Aberystwyth University, where she stayed for the next 25 years.  During that time, she married, had a family, and worked in a variety of different roles from Assistant Accommodation Manager to Deputy Director of Residential and Hospitality Services.  In 2013 she was gifted the opportunity to have some coaching which led in 2015 to a fabulous 4-week trip to Egypt which turned out to be life changing.  Age 50 she took her next big life decision which coincided with her Chiron return and left her job to train as a Creative Kinesiologist which is where we find her now.  Eleri’s Recommendations:  Books: Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet Joan Halifax* Standing at the Edge When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress Gabor Maté* When the Body Says No   CONNECT WITH ELERI: Email: eleri.thomas37@gmail.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eleri.thomas.50/ Kinesiology Federation website: https://kinesiologyfederation.co.uk/member/eleri-thomas/#locator   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Speaker, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s Book, When Fish Climb Trees*:  When Fish Climb Trees Check out Mel’s TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/  https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou  https://www.fishclimbtrees.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou  DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
41:02 4/11/23
E041 Collaboration is Key with Robert Garnish
In this episode, we dive deep into the world of change and collaboration. Having moved from the retail sector to higher education, Robert shares his journey since joining the University of Glasgow. We explore what his team want to be famous for, and how they have become more comfortable managing the ‘grey’, understanding that often things aren’t either right or wrong, black, or white, yes or no.   KEY TAKEAWAY “Spending time helping people to understand where they fit in to the overarching plan, to the overarching goals and helping them to understand how best to use and manage those relationships and connections between them, is critical because you'll ultimately get more done as a result.”   ABOUT ROBERT Robert joined Higher Education, having spent 17 years working for the John Lewis Partnership. A graduate of the University of St Andrews, his retail experience spans the length and breadth of the UK from in a variety of store and head office roles. Immediately prior to joining the University of Glasgow he was Head of Branch at John Lewis Aberdeen, having previously fulfilled the same role for a new store opening in York in 2014.  Commercial Services was a newly formed function at Glasgow in 2018 and includes Catering & Events, Accommodation, Retail, Sport, Print, and the University Nursery. With a combined annual turnover of some £36m, previously these individual services were all managed separately, so the bringing together provided an ideal platform for growth in revenue and contribution, business development and improvement in customer experience.  Diversifying capability and introducing new opportunities is back underway post-pandemic with several projects including the opening of 5 new catering propositions (delivered through a profit-sharing subsidiary company), work to deliver additional bedspaces and the introduction of a convenience retail offer.   CONNECT WITH ROBERT LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertgarnish/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertajgarnish Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robbieg77/ Email: robert.garnish@glasgow.ac.uk   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Speaker, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s Book, When Fish Climb Trees*:  When Fish Climb Trees Check out Mel’s TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/  https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou  https://www.fishclimbtrees.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
46:32 4/4/23
E040 Serenity in Leadership with Martin Laschkolnig
In this episode, we dive deep into serenity and peace. Together with Martin, we explore whether it really is possible to achieve serenity in leadership and the benefits of developing such an approach. Sharing tools and tips that he has learned throughout his life, Martin explains why he believes as leaders there are times when we need to be proactive and other occasions when we need to lean back and chill.   KEY TAKEAWAY “When you talk with people who are doing great things or have made astonishing discoveries connecting the dots and ask them when this happened, they rarely, if ever, say we got this in a seven-hour meeting. They say, oh yeah, it came to me whilst I was running, in the shower, washing my car or ironing my shirt. All sorts of stuff where you disengage from cognitive activity. This is when the intelligence of the heart and gut can bubble up and connect the dots for you.”   ABOUT MARTIN Martin Laschkolnig is the founder and director of the “Institut fur Potentialentwicklung” (Institute for the Development of Potential) in Linz, Austria. He is a Past President of the German Speakers Association (www.germanspeakers.org) and has been an inspirational speaker to audiences on 4 continents from San Diego to South Africa, from Costa Rica to the Himalayas and across Europe.  He is an expert for motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and inner peace and how these affect leaders, their teams and the performance of people and enterprises. Combining an economic education and entrepreneurial background with years of studies in Buddhist Philosophy and Theory of Perception with Tibetan monks in India led to a new and different approach to view and solve our problems.   Martin’s Recommendations: Books: Chicken Soup for the Soul Jack Canfield* Chicken Soup for the Soul   CONNECT WITH MARTIN Website: www.MartinLaschkolnig.at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/laschkolnig  Instagram: www.instagram.com/martinlaschkolnig Facebook: www.facebook.com/Laschkolnig   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Speaker, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s Book, When Fish Climb Trees*:  When Fish Climb Trees Check out Mel’s TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/ https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/  https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou  https://www.fishclimbtrees.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence.  *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
45:57 3/28/23
E039 The Power of Sound with Charlie Christie
In this episode, we dive deep into the power of sound and the impact it can have on our mental clarity and focus. Having discovered sound healing whilst living and working in Dubai, Charlie shares the science behind this ancient healing modality and the impact it has had on her life and those people she now works with across the globe.   KEY TAKEAWAY “I have never been a big fan of the word leadership. I don’t see myself as a leader because I am no different to you. I’m not there to tell people what to do, we’re doing it together. It’s the same as the sound healing work I am doing right now. This is the goal; this is what we are aiming for and what we need to do. Let’s do it together.  There is no separation.”   ABOUT CHARLIE Charlie is founder and owner of Thyme with Charlie. A yoga teacher and sound healer she has been running her own internationally certified Sound Healing Academy with Tibetan Singing bowls for several years. Having been exposed to the holistic healing world since birth she has always been fascinated by what the human eye can’t see. Charlie learnt Reiki at 15 years old and practised on anyone whom she was drawn to help, including the family pets.  Charlie discovered sound healing whilst living in Dubai and immediately connected with it. The practice aided the healing of both physical and emotional ailments and after seeing and feeling the results, she was hooked on this ancient healing modality. Since then, she has developed her healing abilities as an intuitive lightworker and energy healer and now works across the world to help people to find their true self and inner peace.   CONNECT WITH CHARLIE Website: www.thymewithcharlie.com Email: hello@thymewithcharlie.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thymewithcharlie/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThymeWithCharlie   ABOUT THE HOST – MEL LOIZOU Mel is a Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Speaker, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.  If you would like Mel to help you with your leadership and change management challenges, then please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/melloizou/initialchat   Check out Mel’s Book, When Fish Climb Trees*:  When Fish Climb Trees Check out Mel’s TEDx Talk, Ditch Your Fishnets, Boost Your Resilience: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_loizou_ditch_your_fishnets_boost_your_resilience   CONNECT WITH MEL https://www.linkedin.com/in/melloizou/  https://www.instagram.com/mel.loizou/  https://twitter.com/Mel_Loizou https://www.fishclimbtrees.co.uk   HOSTED BY: Mel Loizou DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence.  *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
41:22 3/22/23