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A podcast about A Human Approach to Innovation and Change. Interview based podcast by a highly experienced business change consultant and qualified Executive Business Coach with over 20 years' experience of leading and successfully delivering global strategic change, digital transformation and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Nina, founder of Cheeky Monkey Business Solutions and author of Transform Your Business, is known for her direct, straight-talking approach, with a smile. This is a ...
 
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Hello and welcome to Season 4 of The Change Troubleshoter - This season is called Changing Mindsets. The idea here is that Nina and her guest can change people's mindsets on a given subject, the challenge is to do this in just 15 minutes to 20 minutes! In episode one, Changing Mindsets on Data, Nina is joined by Oleg Shilovitsky, founder of Open Bo…
 
Welcome to season 3 of the change troubleshooter This is episode 5, Are we learning for the 22nd Century? David Hollands has been an entrepreneur since he was a schoolboy. He has had a whole host of businesses. Around 20 years ago he observed that people were losing their connection with community based living and nature. He built a whole village i…
 
Welcome to Season 3 of The Change Troubleshooter. This is episode 4, Climate Activism is Nothing New. Steve Charter is a climate action champion. Over the last 3 decades he has worked as an advisor to local governments on construction policy. The answers to sustainable, environmentally friendly house buliding have been around for a long time but im…
 
Hello and welcome to Season 3 of The Change Troubleshooter – If Not You, Who? This is episode 4, Climate Activism is Nothing New, In today’s world, with all the focus on the global effort to battle climate change and bring down CO2 emissions, you’d be forgiven for thinking that all this activism and attention on the environment was something new. F…
 
Paul Kenyon had spent almost 20 years in the print industry, an industry, frankly, in decline. Having been recently made redundant from his job, he was looking for a new challenge, in a new field, in his own words, in anything but print. In a chance meeting over a pint with an electrical engineer friend, they hit on an idea that has changed their l…
 
Welcome to The Change Troubleshooter, Season 3, If Not You, Who? Lockdown heroes forgotten already It’s lockdown one, spring 2020, supermarkets are running out of stuff, the queues at them are incredible and when you get in, there is no pasta, no toilet paper, no flour… what are you going to do to survive? Luckily we have around 4000 farm shops in …
 
Welcome to The Change Troubleshooter, Season 3, If Not You, Who? Lockdown heroes forgotten already It’s lockdown one, spring 2020, supermarkets are running out of stuff, the queues at them are incredible and when you get in there is no pasta, no toilet paper, no flour… what are you going to do to survive? Luckily we have around 4000 farm shops in t…
 
This is the trailer to episode 1 of season 3 - If Not You, Who? A Solar Farm at What Cost When a global renewable energy company wants to build a mega solar farm near your property, right on top of your water supply with a very real danger of threatening that water supply, what would you do?By Nina Dar
 
Hello and welcome to a brand new season of The Change Troubleshooter! This is Season 3 – If Not You, Who? This season features people who are getting out there trying to make a difference, often against the odds. It’s a season of stories about ordinary, everyday heroes with the guts and determination to fight back against global corporations. It’s …
 
Dinah Salonga is a dream girl in every sense of the word. A tech innovator in her youth, she made a daring career shift in her 50s. Now, into her 60s, she’s living a literally idyllic life in the province after the pandemic rendered geography irrelevant. It’s the type of life—and her sense of ease—that many of us aspire to have.…
 
Welcome to Season 2 of The Change Troubleshooter, The Sustainability Season. Today Nina is joined by Amy Rhoda Brown, a Toronto based strategy coach who helps artists and creators who want to begin or expand a creative practice. To be creative you have to allow your brain to operate in its default network state, basically unstressed. Overloading ou…
 
Welcome to Season 2 of The Change Troubleshooter- the podcast that is now being listened to in 174 cities in 25 countries on 6 continents! This is The Sustainability Season. For today’s episode, What is a Transition Village? Nina embarked on her first outdoor recording session on location on an allotment in Lymm, where she met Liz.. Having moved to…
 
Welcome season 2 of The Change Troubleshooter – The sustainability Season. Today’s episode is called: What does an activist look like? What image is conjured up we hear the word activist? We may think of dirty, straggly haired ultra extremist radical types, chained to railings or dug in in tunnels, risking life and limb and even arrest and imprison…
 
Welcome to season 2 of the Change Troubleshooter - The Sustainability season. In today’s episode “From Fast Fashion to Something Else” Nina is joined by Sofia Kenyon Sofia left university in 2017 with a business degree and seamlessly went straight into her dream job in fashion. Or was it? Four years and one pandemic later, Nina asks if the industry…
 
“You’re on mute!” has been the catchphrase of video calls and Zoom meetings. According to Heather, this seemingly trivial phrase reveals a much deeper insight into how people communicate. Heather Hansen is a global communication consultant, founder of the Global Speech Academy, author, and TEDx speaker.…
 
Wecome to season 2 of The Change Troubleshooter. The Sustainability Season. In today’s episode, How to Achieve a Sustainable Digital Thread, Nina is joined by Ross Caddens, business development director of Siemens Digital Industries Software. Using his wealth of knowledge and experience of Siemens software solutions, Ross helps clients to improve i…
 
Welcome to season 2 of The Change Troubleshooter, the sustainability season. In today’s episode, Can We Be Sustainable With or Without Data? Nina is joined by Federico Pettinella, Anders Praestholm and Alan Walker, three guys who work in data technology. Every time we write an email, take a photo, download something from the web or send a message o…
 
Welcome to season 2 of The Change Troubleshooter, the sustainability season. In today’s episode, “A Thought for Food”, we are off, thanks to the magic of Zoom, to the frigid shores of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada where Nina meets Bonita Gionet, who, in her own words is a pragmatic, curious, forward thinking civil engineer, project manager, lifelon…
 
Qin Yunquan was not born to fight. “Being a doctor was my first choice,” she recalls. “Unfortunately, I’m not a great academic person so I couldn’t qualify for medical school.” But perhaps she chose medicine subconsciously because it feels like the only concrete profession where she could express what she really wanted to do: Yunquan wanted to save…
 
Welcome to Season 2 of the Change Troubleshooter – The Sustainability Season In today’s episode, L. A, A Green and Pleasant Land?’ We are in America, via Zoom, and Nina is joined in conversation by Yoel Aynalem, owner of Mekbib Media, a digital content production agency based in Los Angeles, California. Their goal is to help small businesses take b…
 
Does Sustainability start at home? Guests: Bob Barr and Zoe Cohen Welcome to a brand new season of The Change Troubleshooter. This 2nd season of the podcast focuses on Sustainability. Something we all need to focus on a lot more! We kick off the season with this episode, Does Sustainability Start at Home? Nina is joined by, Zoe Cohen and Bob Barr. …
 
The events that brought Andrea Edwards to where she is today stem from a series of very deliberate choices. The Australian ‘digital conversationalist’ is a woman of many voices: a musician, a content marketing expert, a PR consultant, a blogger, a motivational speaker, an author, a mum and wife and an entrepreneur. Unconventionally is a series of s…
 
Welcome to a brand new season of The Change Troubleshooter! Season 2 is all about sustainability. In this introductory episode Nina explains why she was moved to dedicate a whole season to the theme of sustainability and walks us through what we can expect from each episode. She talks to some amazing people from her local village as well as across …
 
Camille Escudero does not want to talk about herself. Even when she divulges details of her personal healing or the anxiety moving back in with her mother, the conversation eventually ends with anything but her. But she has a lot to say. Unconventionally is a series of stories about people with unconventional brands who are building communities of …
 
Do we have unrealistic expectations of digital transformation set by the disruptors? Or have they set an expectation the competition has to respond to? Nina, Simon and Nick have over 75 years of combined experience in this field. Their conversation tackles the top barriers to change and provides insight into what they would do differently. In this …
 
Do we have unrealistic expectations of digital transformation set by the disruptors? Or have they set an expectation the competition has to respond to? Nina, Simon and Nick have over 75 years of combined experience in this field. Their conversation tackles the top barriers to change and provides insight into what they would do differently. In this …
 
Nina and her guest, Neil Randon, have taken inspiration from a George Bernard Shaw quote; "Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get." Brilliant, and sums up so many technology projects. In this episode Nina and Neil discuss the highs and lows of technology adoption, both of them with a keen understanding of the psyc…
 
Nina and her guest, Neil Randon, have taken inspiration from a George Bernard Shaw quote; "Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get." Brilliant, and sums up so many technology projects. In this episode Nina and Neil discuss the highs and lows of technology adoption, both of them with a keen understanding of the psyc…
 
Can you turn a workplace into a fanbase? Nina and her guest, former FanatiCo employee, James Ashworth tried to do this. They take a look back to discuss what they learned from that experience. In this episode Nina and James discuss why we fake it when we talk about changing culture at work. In 2015, with Steve Smith (chairman of Ear to the Ground) …
 
Can you turn a workplace into a fanbase? Nina and her guest, former FanatiCo employee, James Ashworth tried to do this. They take a look back to discuss what they learned from that experience. In this episode Nina and James discuss why we fake it when we talk about changing culture at work. In 2015, with Steve Smith (chairman of Ear to the Ground) …
 
*Please note that this episode was recorded prior to the Coronavirus outbreak when we thought it wasn't going to happen to us! Therefore when Nina states that the biggest thing affecting us all in the UK right now is Brexit, that is obviously not the case now, although it is still a very important topic. In this episode Nina is joined by Yasmin Hur…
 
In February 2020 Adidas Originals launched a brilliant campaign called "Change is a Team Sport". Nina thought that this was the perfect discussion topic for her catch up with two former Cheeky Monkeys, Yasmin Hurst and Peter Allen. For those of you who don't know, the Adidas Superstar is a shoe, trainer or sneaker, depending on where you are from. …
 
This is a slimmed down 'DARector's Cut' of the original episode, Made of What Matters. The story is the same as in the original episode (description below), it's just 30% shorter for all you busy people who can't spare a full hour to listen to the full version! In this episode Nina and her parents, inspired by the personal and positive way Raheem S…
 
Hello, I’m Nina Dar, The Change Troubleshooter. Sometimes when you think you’re scared, really, what you’re feeling is excited. We all need to remember that. When scared is flipped to excited – everything changes. Channelled the right way, change for good is a positive, inclusive and enriching experience. But for that to happen, your people have to…
 
In this episode Nina and her parents, inspired by the personal and positive way Raheem Sterling, Gillette and Football Beyond Borders tackle the sensitive issue of perceived differences, cover subjects such as role models in life, changing cultural attitudes and what it was like to be in a mixed-race relationship in Manchester in the late 1960s. Th…
 
One of the biggest change challenges is still not resolved. Racism. Is it even evolving - has the colour-climate changed at all since the 60s? The Change Trouble-shooter Nina Dar, daughter of a mixed-race marriage, interviews her number one role models – her mum and dad – who married in secret 50 years ago. They share thoughts about how they overca…
 
Welcome to the 1st episode of The Change Troubleshooter, a brand new podcast from Nina Dar, founder of Cheeky Monkey Business Solutions Management Consultancy that created “A Human Approach to Innovation and Change” and author of Transform Your Business. Since setting up Cheeky Monkey in 2004, Nina has been helping companies achieve their goals in …
 
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