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At Inspiring Change we help our clients to implement sustainable change and drive business performance by putting their people first. We do that by focusing on strategic internal communications, employee engagement and leadership. And that's why we set up this podcast. Hosted by Scott McInnes, we talk to our guests about the impact of what we do in the real-world, to hear their great stories and examples of best-practice and, most importantly, to share some really practical advice and insigh ...
 
Each day, millions of smart communicators struggle to increase employee engagement. There are too many tactics and not enough time. The “Internal Comms Pro: The Podcast” aims to change that. We want to make your corporate communications or internal communications job easier. We are bringing together the best in the business to give you real ideas on how to improve engagement and retention at any organization. We will show you how to elevate your position, improve your stats, and make your wo ...
 
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With a background marketing and PR, it was when Lindsay went into internal comms in a large Dutch oil and gas company she soon realised that communications in large firms was complex and surrounded by a sea of fog. This resulted in their people not being on the same page and feeling a real sense of ambiguity. A desire to create clarity, confidence …
 
On this episode of Internal Comms Pro: The Podcast, we continue our conversation with Pierre Le Leannec from Google. This week, we learn how to take one step closer to the pro side of internal comms pro to take our internal comms measurement strategy to the next level.By Internal Comms Pro
 
On this episode of Internal Comms Pro: The Podcast, we talk with Internal Communications Manager and Producer for Google, Pierre Le Leannec. Pierre shares advice on the first question to ask before you start measuring, as well as why feedback is the most important currency to you. This, and much more on today’s show.…
 
"Internal communications is a much underutilised tool and it’s so critically important." A marketeer by trade, James worked as CEO and CMO in a number of large multinationals including fashion brand Anthropology, VisitLondon and Selfridges, where he oversaw the incredible turnaround of that business in the early noughties. Buying Springwise – a glo…
 
We continue our conversation with Anthea Pang and Tiara Conley from VMware. This week, we uncover blind spots internal communicators face when innovating with IT. Listeners will also receive tips on how to navigate hard conversations with leadership and gain insight on how to sustain excitement when bringing a consumer experience to employees.…
 
On this episode of Internal Comms Pro: The Podcast, we uncover elements of VMware’s formula for innovation within internal communications. Anthea Pang, Director of Digital Strategy & Communications and Tiara Conley, VMware’s Digital Channel Specialist share how they inspired a vision and took calculated risks to build a superior employee experience…
 
Our conversation with Calvin Seaman from ATB Financial continues. This week, we discuss how to lay the groundwork to disrupt your internal communications by structuring your team and aligning your work to transform employee behaviors that drive value to the business bottom line. We also discuss the key piece of an internal comms strategy as well as…
 
Brendan didn’t come from training or HR but started in advertising and marketing – but it was ‘why do people do what they do?’ that fascinated him. Coming from a competitive sailing background he saw the power of chemistry and leadership when it came to bringing together teams. He started SeachangeNow in 2006 to help leaders to be the most effectiv…
 
We kick off our 4th season of Internal Comms Pro: The Podcast with Calvin Seaman, Managing Director of Communications at ATB Financial. In this episode, we connect the dots on what the optimal IC department structure looks like as well as the key questions we should be asking that empower us to lead and drive value.…
 
Now more than ever, your company is looking at what you can bring to the leadership table as an internal communicator. It’s the opportune time to take one step closer to providing and showing your value. The question is, how exactly can you do that? On our 4th season of Internal Comms Pro: The Podcast, we’re helping internal communicators “Close th…
 
Coming from backgrounds in workplace relations and global marketing, David Macleod and Nita Clarke seemed like the perfect team to undertake a research project on behalf of Peter Mandelsen, the then UK Secretary of State. They knew there was a better way to improve productivity in the UK workforce In 2009, David Macleod and Nita Clarke published th…
 
2.30 – People and leaders in times of change – 4.40 – The impact on how leaders lead? – 5.40 – Key stages of crisis leadership – 8.30 – Flexing leadership styles – 10.15 – Reflecting and self-awareness - 12.15 – Firefighting the ‘urgent-important’ – 15.00 – Good leadership is about direction and energy – 17.40 – We need to challenge assumptions mor…
 
2.40 – A bit about Carole Ann – 6.00 – I am Here – 12.00 – The power of values – 13.40 – Conscious leadership and the rise of the mental health agenda – 15.00 – Looking after your staff is just good business - 17.00 – We’ve learned a lot about leadership from Covid – 21.05 – How do leaders create safe team cultures – 27.00 – Tools to help build res…
 
It's our season finale for Internal Comms Pro: The Podcast. To wrap things up, we have Communications Director Allison Jackson sharing how she incorporated her personal and professional goals into a lifestyle she enjoys. We also feature some voices of the past to send us off with words of encouragement into the next month.…
 
3.20 – A bit about Katie, Chuck and Mike – 6.50 – Ambiguity, uncertainty, precariousness and progress – 8.40 – Friction in our future plans. 11.40 – New constants will have an impact on workplaces – 14.55 – Companies that are truly values led will thrive – 16.00 – The rise in employee activism – 18.00 – Building stronger cultures in remote workforc…
 
On this episode of Internal Comms Pro: The Podcast, we talk with Lise Harwin from Port of Portland. Lise shares how she took her company’s employee onboarding program to a whole new level and how you can do the same. What does onboarding mean at your company? Is it a presentation, a limited program or is it an experience? Don’t think this falls wit…
 
2.00 - A bit on Ryan’s backstory – 12.50 – A life changing plane crash – 14.45 – ‘Things happen for a reason’, right? – 16.40 – Why are people resistant to change? – 18.40 – We spend a lot of time worrying about things we can’t control - 20.00 – Ryan’s checklist for navigating change – 22.30 – Step One - Gratitude – 25.00 – Step Two - Confidence – …
 
As the age of social distancing continues, we need to be able to root ourselves to go from surviving to thriving within our companies. Join us as we talk with Evan Nierman, Founder, and CEO of Red Banyan, as he takes us through his 6-step roadmap to transform internal communications from a reactionary to a thriving, value-add powerhouse.…
 
In this episode of Internal Comms Pro: The Podcast, we talk to Khaner Walker, Director of Global Internal & External Communications at Lenovo. Khaner shares how he helped his employees get through the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, lessons learned, how you can find the unique stories your employees want to share, and ultimately find an authent…
 
1.47 - A bit on Aisling's career – 5.00 – Culture in retail banking – 9.50 – Culture and collaboration through co-working – 11.30 – What’s a leaders role in driving great culture – 13.50 – A leader’s language is key - 17.00 – Leaders’ roles in driving customer experience – 20.00 – Values, behaviours and recognition are key – 22.30 – Maintaining mot…
 
On this episode of Internal Comms Pro: The Podcast, we spoke to Mark Mohammadpour, Founder of Chasing the Sun Health Coaching. In this current time of quarantine, it’s the perfect opportunity to tap into the creative parts of our brain and align ourselves with our passions, purpose, and skills. Learn how to keep your head above the waves in this la…
 
** IF YOU'VE ENJOYED THIS, PLEASE LEAVE A SHORT REVIEW. THANK YOU :-)** 2.40 - A delve into Jane’s background – 4.42 – The remote working trap – what is it? - 5.10 - The three pillars of culture – what we believe; how we behave; and what we use – 6.50 – What are leaders doing differently? – 9.00 – How can leaders support teams emotionally?– 10.30 –…
 
The power of a single person can be an amazing, but often overlooked thing. With the power of their words and actions, people can move with knowledge and leadership. As members in the IC field continue to move forward, how do they establish the value of their work? Are they still being viewed as the “red-headed stepchild” within their company? On t…
 
In this breaking news episode, we talk to internal comms practitioner and expert Karine Stallings. Karine breaks down the 7 items you should have on your agenda when you walk into your planning meeting with your business continuity team. These 7 items will help you choreograph your conversation in a way that will show you are more than an order tak…
 
** IF YOU'VE ENJOYED THIS, PLEASE LEAVE A SHORT REVIEW. THANK YOU :-)** 3.30 - Will’s background – 6.20 – 'Culture Shock' – why write a book on culture? – 9.30 - The power of purpose and meaning – 11.20 – Running businesses as democracies, leadership and changing organisations – 13.20 – Looking to your people for answers is powerful – 17.30 –The ro…
 
** IF YOU'VE ENJOYED THIS, PLEASE LEAVE A SHORT REVIEW. THANK YOU :-)** 1.20 - A delve into Mary’s background – 7.40 – What makes a great people leader? – 9.30 - The power of diversity in work – 13.00 –The key role of leaders during change - 16.05 – Trust is key – 16.30 – Celebrate achievements (and failures!) honestly – 17.36 – People can grow thr…
 
Last podcast episode for 2019 In October we ran a live event in partnership with AIB. Entitled 'Exploring the Power of Purpose', Pedro Angulo, AIB's Head of Leadership Development, opened the event with an exploration and explanation of the purpose journey AIB has been on over the past few months. ​Scott then hosted a panel discussion with a number…
 
** IF YOU'VE ENJOYED THIS, PLEASE LEAVE A SHORT REVIEW. THANK YOU :-)** 2.30 - A delve into John’s background – 8.10 – What is Tone of Voice? – 10.35 - TOV and internal comms – 11.30 – Tone of Voice, culture and customer experience – 13.10 – Connecting internal and external voice in WHSmith – 15.30 – Closing the gap between the spoken and written w…
 
Organizational Psychologist Lewis Garrad shares why meaningful work matters and how leaders and communicators can build a culture of meaning at any organization. If you are loving the Internal Comms Procast, be sure to join our list. Each week you will get a personalized cheat sheet of the latest internal communications best practices. More at http…
 
On this episode of the Internal Comms Procast, Tephra Miriam, Amelia Roberts, and Rachel Cooke share eight reasons why intranets fail. What may go wrong and what you can do to fix it. If you are loving the Internal Comms Procast, be sure to join our list. Each week you will get a personalized cheat sheet of the latest internal communications best p…
 
On this episode of the Internal Comms Procast, we talk with three guests who share their favorite storytelling tools, what challenges they faced, and how you can incorporate your own methods for sharing your company’s story. If you are loving the Internal Comms Procast, be sure to join our list. Each week you will get a personalized cheat sheet of …
 
** IF YOU'VE ENJOYED THIS, PLEASE LEAVE A SHORT REVIEW. THANK YOU :-)** 2.00 - A bit about Orlaith – 4.00 – How people feel during transformation is key – 5.40 - What makes a great leader – ‘emotional intelligence and authenticity’ – 7.05 – The impact of leaders of customer experience – 10.20 – Defining mission, vision, values and purpose isn’t eno…
 
On this episode of the Internal Comms Procast, we talk with Grainger’s Director for Internal Communications, Renee Young. Renee shares how you can move beyond the trust fall by building true trust and camaraderie with employees. If you are loving the Internal Comms Procast, be sure to join our list. Each week you will get a personalized cheat sheet…
 
** IF YOU'VE ENJOYED THIS, PLEASE LEAVE A SHORT REVIEW. THANK YOU :-)** 2.40 - A bit about Gavin – 6.30 – Leadership through climbing – 8.45 - Mindfulness, mental health and getting off the grid – 11.50 – What makes a great leader – ‘know thyself’ – 15.10 – The changing focus on Mountain Guide training – 17.40 – Managing the psychology of men and w…
 
On this episode of the Internal Comms Procast, we hear from Piedmont Healthcare’s Head of Internal and External Communications, Elisabeth Wang. Elisabeth shares how to gain your seat at the table, even if it seems impossible. If you are loving the Internal Comms Procast, be sure to join our list. Each week you will get a personalized cheat sheet of…
 
On this episode of the Internal Comms Procast, we hear from Dunkin' Brands Director of Corporate Communications and Events, Glen Schwartz. Glen shares how to keep your organizational communications afloat, even when demonstrating your work may not come naturally to you. If you are loving the Internal Comms Procast, be sure to join our list. Each we…
 
** IF YOU'VE ENJOYED THIS, PLEASE LEAVE A SHORT REVIEW. THANK YOU :-)** 2.20 - A bit about Joyce – 7.50 – What makes a leader a great leader – 12.15 - Are leaders born or made – 18.50 – Career playgrounds and lateral moves – 19.50 – The role of L&D in creating great cultures – 20.45 – Culture is a big focus in Irish Financial Services – 22.46 – L&D…
 
On this episode of the Internal Comms Procast, we hear from Slack’s Director of Internal Communications, Amanda Atkins. Amanda will share how she structured her team for success and how she demonstrated her value from the start. If you are loving the Internal Comms Procast, be sure to join our list. Each week you will get a personalized cheat sheet…
 
Global communicators have to balance cultures, messaging, customs, mediums, and timing to make the organizational story sing through the noise. On this episode of the Internal Comms Procast, we hear from Lenovo’s Erin Bergamo Tacy. Erin will give advice to help you through the difficult task of communicating across countries and cultures. If you ar…
 
Recently there has been a massive surge in employee activism, with workers taking some of the world’s biggest companies to task on a range of issues. Today on the Internal Comms Procast, Sharon McIntosh talks employee activism - what it is, how to manage it, and why it isn’t always a bad thing. If you are loving the Internal Comms Procast, be sure …
 
** IF YOU'VE ENJOYED THIS, PLEASE LEAVE A SHORT REVIEW. THANK YOU :-)** 3.20 - A bit about Josh and his background – 8.57 – Josh’s consulting and speaking roles – 10.37 – A bit on the book – 14.30 – Step 1 – ‘What are you best at?’ – 16.40 – We have lots of negative thoughts – 19.25 – Step 2 – What’s your tingly feeling – 22.10 – Purpose, engagemen…
 
If figuring out how A.I. can help your organization work smarter keeps getting pushed down the list of objectives, you are not alone. Today on the Internal Comms Procast, we will be chatting with Jason Anthoine, founder of Audacity. Jason will be sharing some ways A.I. can make your internal communications more strategic and personal, along with so…
 
** IF YOU'VE ENJOYED THIS, PLEASE LEAVE A SHORT REVIEW. THANK YOU :-)** 2.10 - A bit about Margot and her background – 4.50 – What makes a leader a great leader? – 6.40 – Bringing your whole self to work – 7.40 – The role of diversity in the workplace – 10.30 – Creating the right conditions for D&I success – 12.40 – Things leaders can do to create …
 
Today on the Internal Comms Procast, we are joined by author, speaker, teacher, and CEO Angela Sinickas. Angela brings real stories and practical tips from her decades long career helping communicators master measurement. She will show you how to start or deepen your relationship with analytics, and how great measurement can help you become a more …
 
** IF YOU'VE ENJOYED THIS, PLEASE LEAVE A SHORT REVIEW. THANK YOU :-)** 2.30 - A bit about Denis and his career – 5.35 – Creating a focus on Leadership development - 9.50 –What makes a leader a great leader? – 14.30 – The importance of humility – 16.30 – Inclusive leadership and creating more diverse leaders - 22.25 – Organisations can benefit sign…
 
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