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The *Spark Leadership Coaching Podcast

Welcome to Spark Leadership

This podcast provides insights and predictions about the future of work through in-depth conversations with some of the world’s brightest psychologists, entrepreneurs, HR professionals and thought leaders in coaching and behavioral change.

Hosted by Behavioral Scientist Windy Tshepiso Maledu

Neuroleadership & How Psychological Safety Sustains High Performance

Dr. Kenneth Nowack is a highly accomplished psychologist, neuroscientist, researcher and author. He serves as the President/Chief Research Officer of Envisia Learning, Inc. and also the developer of a new behavior change platform called Talent Accelerator, which designed to help coaches, consultants and trainers more effectively facilitate learning transfer and successful habit/behavior change while providing a feature to measure ROI.

In addition, Ken is a member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations and has conducted research and published extensively in the areas of 360° feedback, leadership, health psychology, survey research, assessment and coaching. We’ll talk about the intersection of science and leadership, and how understanding the neuroscience behind psychological safety and trust can help retain talent and sustain high performance within organizations.

Future-Focused Leadership & How to Overcome Blind Spots

Dr. Oleg Konovalov is an acclaimed global thought leader, author, business educator, consultant, and C-suite coach. He is named among the top eight global experts in leadership and shortlisted for the Distinguished Award in Leadership by Thinkers50. Dr. Konovalov is also on Global Gurus Top 30 in Leadership, has been recognized as #1 Global Thought Leader on Culture by Thinkers 360.

Having been named as ‘the da Vinci of Visionary Leadership’ by many leading authorities of our time, Dr. Oleg Konovalov is helping companies to create and execute their vision, maintain a strong productive corporate culture and achieve superior business performance.
Most recently, his book, ‘The Vision Code: How to Create and Execute a Compelling Vision for your Business’ reveals the secrets of building and executing a strong vision within any organization.

Learning How to Effectively Lead Others Through a Crisis

Thomas A. Kolditz is a highly accomplished executive coach, educator, author, consultant and a retired Brigadier General. He has been ranked among the top 25 coaches globally for the past five years and is the founder of five leader development startups, including Executive Director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University. His latest book Leadership Reckoning has kicked off a movement in higher education to improve the quantity and quality of leader development for students.

Moreover, Thomas A. Kolditz has held various leadership roles on four continents and has been named a top leadership Thought Leader by the Leader to Leader Institute. In his 12 years at the U.S. Military Academy West Point, Kolditz led the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership and was responsible for teaching, research, and outreach activities in Management, Leader Development Science, Psychology and Sociology.

Ben Renshaw Episode Seven

Reframing The Great Resignation & Finding Purpose in Your Work

Ben Renshaw is a world renowned leadership coach, speaker and author. His focus on authentic leadership and high performance is under-pinned by his inspirational ‘purpose’ approach which has been utilized by world-class companies. Ben’s innovative work with leading organizations, senior executives and entrepreneurs has helped in the development of leadership capability, high performing teams and transforming organizational cultures.

Ben’s work focuses on helping people think beyond what they first thought was possible and inspires them to be the best version of themselves. Some of his popular books include Being, Purpose, LEAD, SuperCoaching and his latest book LoveWork.

Charmaine Roche Episode Six

Challenging Norms & Advocating for Change in the Coaching Industry

Charmaine Roche is an accredited executive coach, coach supervisor, PhD researcher, writer and podcaster. Her approach builds on a 29-year career as an educator and advisor, as well as being a contributor to thought leadership in the field of executive coaching through her focus on the ethics of coaching for social change.

Charmaine has been developing thinking around coaching for social justice and enjoys convening spaces for challenging conversations. Moreover, she is the founder The Philosopher’s Stone Collective, a global community of practice that supports and encourages freedom of thought, expression and action for those in education. The Philosopher’s Stone Collective also helps establish a social justice eco-system that supports professionals explore social equity and decoloniality. Her latest research paper Racial Justice, Equity and Belonging with Jonathan Passmore, explores the question of whether coaching an inclusive and diverse industry? Also, can and should coaching contribute towards racial justice and equity?

Sally Helgesen episode five

Female Leadership & Gender Equality for a Sustainable Tomorrow

Sally Helgesen is an international best-selling author, speaker and leadership coach. She is cited in Forbes as the world’s premier expert on women’s leadership and was named by Thinker’s 50 as one of the world’s top 20 coaches and ranked number 6 among the world’s thought leaders by Global Gurus. Sally’s contribution has helped companies understand what women offer to organizations rather than how they need to change and adapt.

For over 30 years, Sally has delivered leadership workshops and keynotes for companies, partnership firms and associations around the world. Her most recent book, How Women Rise, co-authored with coaching legend Marshall Goldsmith, explores specific habits that hinder women as they seek to advancement and offers powerful practices to help women realize their full potential.

Professor Cary Cooper episode four

Benefits of Hybrid Work and Well-being with Prof. Cary Cooper

Cary L. Cooper is the 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. He is also a founding President of the British Academy of Management, President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), has been an advisor to the World Health Organization, ILO, and EU in the field of occupational health and well-being.

Professor Cooper is an author/editor of over 250 books in the field of occupational health psychology, workplace well-being, women at work and occupational stress. He is also currently the Chair of the National Forum for Health & Wellbeing at Work and was awarded Knighthood from the Queen of the United Kingdom for his contribution to the Social Sciences.

Brenda Bence episode three

Shifting Your Inner Perspective & Becoming a Better Leader

Brenda Bence is passionate about two things – leadership and branding, and how the two work together to help leaders achieve greater success in the workplace. Sought after across six continents as an executive leadership coach and motivational keynote speaker, Brenda is known for her “inside-out” leadership system. Recognized by Thinkers50 as a World Leader in Coaching, she is also consistently ranked by GlobalGurus as a Top-10 coach worldwide. Brenda earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and is the author of 11 award-winning books on leadership, coaching, and branding.

Brenda’s latest book titled, The Forgotten Choice: Shift Your Inner Mindset, Shape Your Outer World.

Terrence Taylor episode two

The Current State of Black Leadership with Terrance Taylor

Terrance Taylor, was born in Sierre Leone and grew up in Maryland, USA. He began his career working on Wall Street, was a VP at CitiBank and served as CFO for startup Africa.com In the past 20 years he has created and built impactful leadership development programs across leadership piple.

He now works at Google as the Regional Talent & organizational Development Consultant for the Americas at Google. In this episode he shares insights on African and American leadership and the importance of bringing a voice to those who are being led.

Professor Jonathan Passmore episode one

The Evolution and Benefits of Coaching with Jonathan Passmore

Jonathan Passmore is an international respected coaching psychologist, Chair of the The British Psychological Society Coaching Division, researcher, author, executive coach, Professor of Coaching and Behavioral Change and Senior VP of Coaching at Coachhub.

Jonathan has dedicated his career to helping leaders, managers and organizations improve performance and well-being, which includes many years of experience working at international businesses such as PwC, IBM and OPM. He is also written 100 scientific articles and an author of over 30 books, including his latest titled, Excellence in Coaching.

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The leading global digital coaching platform

CoachHub is the leading global talent development platform that enables organisations to create a personalised, measurable and scalable coaching programme for the entire workforce, regardless of department and seniority level. By doing so, organisations are able to reap a multitude of benefits, including increased employee engagement, higher levels of productivity, improved job performance and increased retention. CoachHub’s global pool of coaches is comprised of over 3,500 certified business coaches in 70 countries across six continents with coaching sessions available in over 60 languages, to serve more than 500 clients. Our programmes are based on advanced R&D from our Coaching Lab, led by Prof. Jonathan Passmore and our Science Council. CoachHub is backed by leading tech investors, including Draper Esprit, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Partech, RTP Global, Signals Venture Capital and Speedinvest. In September 2021, CoachHub acquired French digital coaching pioneer MoovOne to build a global champion focused on jointly democratising coaching.
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