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Inspiring Women Leaders

Inspiring Women Leaders

The podcast about great leadership, by women, for everyone.

Episode 52 – Nicki Allitt

Nicki Allitt is an accomplished strategic Communications Executive with over 29 years of experience providing strategic counsel to C-suite executives and influencing business strategy across diverse global industries.For the last three years, Nicki has been Vice President of Group Communications at ISS – a leading workplace experience and facility management company, employing 350,000+ people globally with its headquarters in Denmark. Previously, she served as Global Head of Communications for 10+ years at Syngenta Group - a leading agribusiness organisation, that brings greater food security in an environmentally sustainable way to an increasingly populous world.Prior to that, she has also held global communication roles at Shell International in the Netherlands, Jumeirah Group in the United Arab Emirates, and the Seven Television Network in Australia.Nicki holds Australian and French nationalities and has lived and worked in six different countries.Nicki is also a Board Director of the Asherah Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting women seeking a second chance through higher education scholarships, to create change within their communities and advance gender and social equality. She is also an Advisory Council Member of the Diversity Economic Institute in the UK, and an Advisory Board member for Ellect, based in Australia, which aims to have 100,000 women leaders ready for leadership and Board roles in the next few years.Nicki holds a Bachelor of Arts and Commerce with a double major in Criminal Justice and Politics from Griffith University, Australia.  She has also studied Journalism through the National Council for the Training of Journalists, United Kingdom, and holds a Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching, United Kingdom. In 2023, she completed the Executive Women in Leadership programme at Cornell University, USA.In this episode, Nicki and I chatted about:Her leadership roles Her leadership style Her leadership journey The leaders that helped her rise The challenges she faced on her journey How she navigated those challenges How she thinks you can become a strong and kind leader Her ‘take home’ leadership messages for the listeners, and What she is currently excited to be working on. Nicki can be found and contacted via the following online platform:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickiallitt/  Please reach out to Dr Harrison for individual coaching and/or organisational training via [email protected] web address and social media profile links / handles include:www.dradamharrison.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/dradamharrison/www.youtube.com/c/DrAdamPhysicianCoachhttps://www.facebook.com/coachingmentoringdoctors/https://www.instagram.com/dradamharrison/
May 22, 2024

Episode 51 – Dr Jo Braid

Dr Jo Braid is a doctor of 20 years and professional coach for healthcare workers in burnout. She specialised in Rehabilitation Medicine in Sydney, focusing on the rehabilitation of individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Jo gained a place in the inaugural Australian Clinical Entrepreneur Program, and upskilled in business development and expanded her network of healthcare entrepreneurs. She is now a sought-after coach for doctors in burnout, providing inspirational keynotes and has a very popular podcast, The Burnout Recovery podcast. Of note, she is a recent ‘Australian Small Business Champion’ awards finalist, and a ‘Women Changing the World’ award finalist (an international award) in the ‘Rural and Regional Impact’ category.Jo is dedicated to helping doctors overcome burnout, find greater joy and fulfilment, and thrive in their personal and professional lives. In this episode, Jo and I chatted about:Her leadership roles Her leadership style Her leadership journey The leaders that helped her rise The challenges she faced on her journey How she navigated those challenges How she thinks you can become a strong and kind leader Her ‘take home’ leadership messages for the listeners, and What she is currently excited to be working on. Jo can be found and/or contacted via the following online platform addresses:Websites: https://www.drjobraid.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurnoutrecoverydrInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/burnoutrecoverydr/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drjobraid/Podcast: https://www.drjobraid.com/podcast/ / https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-burnout-recovery-podcast/id1651327553?uo=4 Please reach out to Dr Harrison for individual coaching and/or organisational training via [email protected] web address and social media profile links / handles include:www.dradamharrison.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/dradamharrison/www.youtube.com/c/DrAdamPhysicianCoachhttps://www.facebook.com/coachingmentoringdoctors/https://www.instagram.com/dradamharrison/
May 8, 2024

Episode 50 – Dr Sarah Dalton

Dr Sarah Dalton is a Paediatric Emergency Physician and previous President of the Paediatric and Child Health Division of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.Sarah has worked in different clinical and leadership roles across NSW over the last 20 years, from regional centres to specialist tertiary units and from community care to acute care retrieval services.Sarah completed a Fulbright Scholarship in Clinical Leadership and she has held executive leadership roles is several NSW Health entities with a current role in digital health leadership.Sarah’s leadership strengths see her apply coaching conversations to support her team to unlock their own solutions and enable her to optimise her interactions and outcomes with key stakeholders. This practice inspired Sarah to complete the INSEAD Coaching Certificate and she now offers coaching to healthcare professionals.In this episode, Sarah and I chatted about:Her leadership roles Her leadership style Her leadership journey The leaders that helped her rise The challenges she faced on her journey How she navigated those challenges How she thinks you can become a strong and kind leader Her ‘take home’ leadership messages for the listeners, and What she is currently excited to be working on.Sarah can be found and/or contacted via the following online platform addresses:Websites: https://www.capstan.com.auEmail: [email protected]: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-dalton-64a25348/Please reach out to Dr Harrison for individual coaching and/or organisational training via [email protected] web address and social media profile links / handles include:www.dradamharrison.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/dradamharrison/www.youtube.com/c/DrAdamPhysicianCoachhttps://www.facebook.com/coachingmentoringdoctors/https://www.instagram.com/dradamharrison/
April 24, 2024

Episode 49 – Wendy Pace

Wendy Pace is the driving force behind Pace Setting Media, a trailblazer in the world of social media management and content marketing. With a solid background in corporate marketing, Wendy transitioned seamlessly into entrepreneurship when the need to stay home with her children arose. Over the past eight years, she has cultivated an in-depth understanding of messaging and its dissemination, earning a degree in communications along the way. Wendy's approach is strategic and results driven. Leveraging her expertise, she shifted from content writing to becoming a key player in social media management (SMM). At the core of Pace Setting Media's services is a comprehensive suite, ranging from content writing and blogs to direct mail marketing and email blasts. SMM stands as the bread and butter, while Wendy also dabbles in website design. Notably, her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Black Enterprise Magazine, emphasizing financial independence and planning. To Wendy Pace, success isn't just measured in big contracts; it's the sum of small victories that lead to significant impacts. Pace Setting Media stands as a testament to her commitment to helping businesses thrive in the ever-evolving digital landscape.In this episode, Wendy and I chatted about:Her leadership roles Her leadership style Her leadership journey The leaders that helped her rise The challenges she faced on her journey How she navigated those challenges How she thinks you can become a strong and kind leader Her ‘take home’ leadership messages for the listeners, and What she is currently excited to be working on.Wendy can be found and/or contacted via the following online platform addresses:Websites: https://www.pacesettingmedia.comEmail: [email protected]: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendy-pace-177559a/Please reach out to Dr Harrison for individual coaching and/or organisational training via [email protected] web address and social media profile links / handles include:www.dradamharrison.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/dradamharrison/www.youtube.com/c/DrAdamPhysicianCoachhttps://www.facebook.com/coachingmentoringdoctors/https://www.instagram.com/dradamharrison/
April 10, 2024

Episode 48 – Jules Harrison-Annear

Jules Harrison-Annear is the founder of two companies (JHA Consulting and the Humans at Work podcast and blog) and co-founder of a third (JERICA).She is driven to bring uniqueness and humanity to the challenge of creating bolder, fairer andaudaciously regenerative futures for our societies, our natural ecosystem, and the sustenance of our planet.Jules is passionate about innovation that enhances the ability of diverse individuals to make anappreciable difference. She focuses on storytelling as a key enabler of change, and as a way of creating connections across organisations, communities, industries and countries. Her key strengths are vision, insight, drive for change, and an indefatigable sense of calm and humour in the face of chaos and challenge.Jules is currently living near Wellington, New Zealand, with her family and two miniature schnauzers. She grew up in Africa, and lived her teens and 20s in England.In this episode, Jules and I chatted about:Her leadership roles Her leadership style Her leadership journey The leaders that helped her rise The challenges she faced on her journey How she navigated those challenges How she thinks you can become a strong and kind leader Her ‘take home’ leadership messages for the listeners, and What she is currently excited to be working on.Jules can be found and/or contacted via the following online platform addresses:Websites: https://www.jhaconsulting.org/ https://www.humansatwork.org/podcastLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julesharrisonannear/The 'seven generations' concept:https://www.ictinc.ca/blog/seventh-generation-principlePlease reach out to Dr Harrison for individual coaching and/or organisational training via [email protected] web address and social media profile links / handles include:www.dradamharrison.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/dradamharrison/www.youtube.com/c/DrAdamPhysicianCoachhttps://www.facebook.com/coachingmentoringdoctors/https://www.instagram.com/dradamharrison/
March 27, 2024

Episode 47 – Kim Downey

Kim Downey is a physical therapist, with extensive work experience in hospitals, sub-acute rehab facilities, outpatient settings, homes, and schools. She is also a recent 3-time cancer survivor, experiencing thyroid and bilateral breast cancer all since the Covid pandemic.Based on Kim’s unique perspective as both a healthcare professional and a patient, she has a broad understanding of the current challenges facing both doctors and patients. She started her YouTube channel 4-months ago, “Stand Up (for) Doctors!” where she interviews primarily doctors, as well as patients, and others who intersect with healthcare, and has already published 26 episodes up to today.Kim has become a fierce advocate for physician well-being, and her mission is to effect positive change in healthcare, for doctors and patients.In this episode, Kim and I chatted about:Her leadership roles Her leadership style Her leadership journey The leaders that helped her rise The challenges she faced on her journey How she navigated those challenges How she thinks you can become a strong and kind leader Her ‘take home’ leadership messages for the listeners, and What she is currently excited to be working on.Kim can be found and/or contacted via the following online platform addresses:Website: https://kimdowney.org/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kim-downey-a9307b72/Kim's KevinMD.com author page:https://www.kevinmd.com/post-author/kim-downeyDr Michael Hersh:https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-hersh-md/Please reach out to Dr Harrison for individual coaching and/or organisational training via [email protected] web address and social media profile links / handles include:www.dradamharrison.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/dradamharrison/www.youtube.com/c/DrAdamPhysicianCoachhttps://www.facebook.com/coachingmentoringdoctors/https://www.instagram.com/dradamharrison/
March 13, 2024

Episode 46 – Dorothy Enriquez

Hailing from Belize, being a single mother and possessing an MA in Human Communication, Dorothy Enriquez's journey is one of inspiration. Her unwavering dedication to fostering leadership excellence compelled her to establish a ground-breaking firm, 'The Ellevate Collective' - A premier learning and leadership entity on a mission to redefine leadership across all tiers and transform businesses from the inside out.Dorothy has been a teacher, an instructional designer and a learning architect for the last 10 years - empowering corporate Americans to find success both in work and life.She really cares about her clients and works extremely hard on their behalf, but underlying that lies something special: a deep understanding of what aspiring leaders really need to hear but perhaps don't want to admit. If there's one person who can answer tough questions with honesty? That would be Dorothy.Dorothy's compelling vision has led her and her team to collaborate with prominent names such as Nestle, Campbell's, North-western Mutual, Kohl's, and the Boys & Girls Club, reinforcing their firm’s commitment to both individual achievement and the creation of harmonious, successful teams across diverse sectors. In this episode, Dorothy and I chatted about:Her leadership roles Her leadership style Her leadership journey The leaders that helped her rise The challenges she faced on her journey How she navigated those challenges How she thinks you can become a strong and kind leader Her ‘take home’ leadership messages for the listeners, and What she is currently excited to be working on.Dorothy can be found and/or contacted via the following online platform addresses:Website: https://www.theellevatecollective.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dorothyenriquez/Instagram: @theellevatecollectivePlease reach out to Dr Harrison for individual coaching and/or organisational training via [email protected] web address and social media profile links / handles include:www.dradamharrison.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/dradamharrison/www.youtube.com/c/DrAdamPhysicianCoachhttps://www.facebook.com/coachingmentoringdoctors/https://www.instagram.com/dradamharrison/
February 28, 2024

Episode 45 – Dr Sonali Kinra

Dr Sonali Kinra is a General Practitioner (Family Physician) and the Deputy Medical Director of North Central London Integrated Care Board. She completed her undergraduate training in India, moved to England in 2004, and began practising as a GP in 2008. She has held multiple clinical leadership roles across NHS at system and national level, improving patient and staff experience and outcomes.She set up the first sponsorship program in 2022 across the Midlands region for women working in General Practice and Primary Care, which had resounding success.Sonali’s commitment to workforce equity and improved accessibility to excellent healthcare has been recognized with the Professional excellence Award 2021 by the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) and in her inclusion on the Health Service Journal’s 2022 Rising start list of 50 most influential BAME people in health.She is also one of the youngest trustee Board members of Royal College of General Practitioners. She lives in London with her surgeon husband.In this episode, Sonali and I chatted about:Her leadership roles Her leadership style Her leadership journey The leaders that helped her rise The challenges she faced on her journey How she navigated those challenges How she thinks you can become a strong and kind leader Her ‘take home’ leadership messages for the listeners, and What she is currently excited to be working on.Sonali can be found and/or contacted via the following online platform addresses: Email: [email protected]: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonali-kinra-6a4155114/X (Twitter): @SonaliKinraPlease reach out to Dr Harrison for individual coaching and/or organisational training via [email protected] web address and social media profile links / handles include:www.dradamharrison.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/dradamharrison/www.youtube.com/c/DrAdamPhysicianCoachhttps://www.facebook.com/coachingmentoringdoctors/https://www.instagram.com/dradamharrison/
February 14, 2024
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Inspiring Women Leaders

'Inspiring Women Leaders' aims to showcase the extensive leadership knowledge and practical skills of its incredible female guests and to both inspire and educate its listeners, helping them acquire the know-how necessary to become better leaders themselves.

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Adam Harrison

Adam Harrison

Dr Adam is a family physician, lawyer and leadership coach who, as a result of his personal experiences, specialises in confidence and mindset coaching for professionals who have been on the receiving end of workplace bullying.

As a former medical director, he also helps leaders of organisations develop kind leadership cultures based on the compassionate, servant and inclusive ('human-centred') leadership model paradigms.

The underpinning philosophy to both his workplace bullying and detoxifying toxic cultures work, is mental and physical wellbeing, so he does a lot of work in that arena too.

He strongly believes in doing work aligned with his core values (honesty, justice, gratitude, love and humour) and he believes that shines through in his work.

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