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#19 Stephanie Klein: Mindful Mastery – Waking Up on the Right Side of Wrong

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Stephanie Klein: Mindful Mastery – Waking Up on the Right Side of Wrong

After nearly 3 decades of building Fortune 500 brands and serving as a 3x CMO, Stephanie founded Mindfire Mastery in 2020 to show leaders the secret power of using disruption to their advantage to catapult from functional to optimal.

As a certified professional coach and emotional intelligence teacher of the Google born Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program, she supports Executives and results-driven leaders who are struggling through overwhelming change and stress to build abundant resilience – connecting them more deeply to their mission and teams, so they can positively thrive in their careers with great ripple effects.

Her approach blends the art and science of business and brand leadership with cutting edge insights and tools from the disciplines of neuroscience, psychology, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and core energy coaching.  She specializes in supporting leaders to accelerate their careers and pivot through change, so they can achieve even more with less effort, more flow and wellbeing.  

Her first book “Waking Up on the Right Side of Wrong” will be published in 2021, showing high achievers the secret power of disruption to accelerate growth exponentially, so they can wake up to more resilience, joy and satisfaction on their own timetable.

Stephanie’s brand marketing and leadership experience spans many Fortune 500 organizations includes Hallmark, United Airlines, Kraft, Alberto-Culver, Coca-Cola, Cboe Global Markets and Northern Trust.

She is a Certified Professional Coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), and a Certified teacher of the Google born mindfulness emotional intelligence program, Search Inside Yourself (SIY).  She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a BA in Psychology from Duke University, and she’s also a graduate of the Players Workshop of The Second City.  

She is proud and grateful to be a 9 year cancer survivor and a mentor with Imerman Angels to support others in their cancer journey. And to be the mother of two amazing daughters who are lighting up the world in their own unique ways.

I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.

Enjoy,

Toby

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Stephanie’s Links

mindfiremastery.com

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#18 Marcus Kirsch: The Wicked Company

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Marcus Kirsch: The Wicked Company

Marcus Kirsch has worked as a transformation, service design and innovation specialist for over 20 years. Today he helps organisations be better problem-solvers and be more resilient.

He is a Royal College of Art alumnus and former MIT Medialab researcher. He led projects for companies like British Telecom, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, McDonald’s, Nationwide, Nissan, Science Museum, P&G, Telekom Italia, non-profits and startups.

He won awards in the areas of creativity and innovation and has been publishing for the Guardian, Wired and other industry relevant publications. He is the author of ’The Wicked Company’ and co-host of ’The Wicked Podcast’.

He is a thought-leader and keynote speaker. In his off-time, he is a mediocre indoor-climber, movie nerd, maker and likes his whiskies neat.

I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.

Enjoy,

Toby

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Marcus’s Links

https://thewickedcompany.com/ – applied consulting for a new world

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#17 Financial Transparency with Andy Agathangelou of The Transparency Task Force

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Financial Transparency with Andy Agathangelou of The Transparency Task Force

Andy is the Founder of the Transparency Task Force (TTF) the collaborative, campaigning community dedicated to driving positive, progressive and purposeful reform of the world’s financial services industry, through harnessing the transformational power of transparency.

Core to The TTF’s mission is to “encourage ongoing reform of the financial services sector, so that it serves society better” The TTF’s vision is “to create a large and highly respected international institution that helps ensure consumers are treated fairly by the financial services sector”.

In just 5 years the TTF has grown to over 2,500 volunteer members around the world who are organised and mobilised into subject-specific Groups.

It has spawned a book and numerous other artefacts – all of which can be viewed and downloaded from their website (see below).

Andy is also a Governor of the UK’s Pensions Policy Institute and A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts which is an international body focused on bringing 21 st Century enlightenment into commerce. He is a former Head of Strategic Relationships at Close Brothers Asset Management.

Andy is a serial community-builder; he builds communities to solve sector-wide problems – he previously helped to initiate and lead the creation of Friends of Automatic Enrolment and the Association of Member Nominated Trustees; two other successful financial services communities.

He lives in the UK but frequently speaks about the need for greater transparency and finance reform at conferences and symposia around the world.

I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.

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Toby

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Andy’s Links

Why We Must Rebuild Trustworthiness And Confidence In Financial Services

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#16 Royston A Cumberbatch – From poverty to prosperity and helping others

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Royston A Cumberbatch – From poverty to prosperity and helping others

Royston A Cumberbatch is an expert in Finance, Business and Investing. With a career spanning 30 years…

He now empowers business owners and entrepreneurs to make better decisions and get higher returns / profit after tax. He does this by using his unique Profitable Business Blueprint and Proven Profit Generator System.

What I found really interesting about Royston was really the rags to riches story. He comes from a humble background, was rejected by his father who had abandoned him as a child which resulted in a period of depression in his early 20s. But then he turned his life around, put himself through college, became an accountant, worked his way up in the Insurance and Finance industries and transformed his life such that he now has a property portfolio and a net worth in excess of £2MM.

But, he hasn’t forgotten his roots or the path to success. He now makes it his mission to share his knowledge supporting others in growing their business to become highly profitable, tax-efficient, and sustainable, including building reserves to help weather a recession.

I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.

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Toby

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#15 Search Inside Yourself. The importance of mindfulness in business with Anuka Gazara-Anthony

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Search Inside Yourself. The importance of mindfulness in business with Anuka Gazara-Anthony

Today I’m with Anuka Gazara-Anthony. Anuka is a Mindfulness teacher and Leadership & Wellness Coach who combines organizational leadership, programme management and hypnobirthing in her work.

She has supported and advised executives in a diverse range of organizations, including the United Nations and the International Labour Organization, with work taking her across Europe and Africa.

Anuka’s work is committed to strengthening the inner resilience and wisdom of leaders using mindfulness-based leadership and emotional intelligence. Her experience demonstrate how strategy, culture and human connection stimulates effective leadership, from the boardroom and the conference table to the dining table.

She holds a BA from the University of Queen Mary (University of London) a Master’s degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Organizational Leadership from Said Business School at the University of Oxford.

I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.

Enjoy,

Toby

Anuka’s Bio

Anuka Gazara-Anthony is a Mindfulness teacher and Leadership & Wellness Coach who combines her unique expertise and skills in organizational leadership, programme management and hypnobirthing to her work as a mindfulness-based leadership coach.

She mentors and leads training for executives, entrepreneurs and individuals in becoming confident mindful and effective leaders.

For over 10 years Anuka has worked in areas of human resources and program management as well as in an executive officer role supporting and advising executives in government and international organizations which includes the United Nations and the International Labour Organization.

Across these roles, she has worked in different countries in Europe and Africa. These experiences has shown her how strategy, culture and the human connection can influence and impact how leaders can work with their employees with more effective leadership. Furthermore, it highlighted the positive influence effective leadership can have on the lives of so many people from their conference tables to their dining tables.

Anuka has over 20 years experience of mindfulness meditation practice of various forms of meditation. Anuka is committed to strengthening the inner resilience and wisdom of individuals, executive teams, business groups and boards of directors using mindfulness-based leadership and emotional intelligence leadership coaching.

She holds a BA from the University of Queen Mary ( University of London) a Master’s degree (MA) from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Organizational Leadership , Said Business School, from the University of Oxford.

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#14 Digitalisation now and post-Covid19 with Martin Walsh

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Digitalisation now and post-Covid19 with Martin Walsh

Martin cut his teeth as an early AWS pioneer leading two of the largest migrations in the world in the early naughties. He now has 15 years’ experience in Digital Strategy, Cloud Architecture and Digital Operating models and has provided best practice cloud usage, DevOps/Agile operating models and technical leadership to some of the world’s largest companies.

I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.

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Toby

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Martin’s Links

https://www.thinkabove.cloud/

Books mentioned:

  • The Phoenix Project: A Novel about It, Devops, and Helping Your Business Win Paperback by Gene Kim and Kevin Behr > view on Amazon
  • The Devops Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations, by Gene Kim , Patrick Debois , et al > view on Amazon
  • Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and Devops: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations, by Nicole Forsgren and Jez Humble > view on Amazon

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#13 Digital Assests, Digital Currencies, Central Banks, and Facebook’s Libra with Jannah Patchay

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Digital Assests, Digital Currencies, Central Banks, and Facebook’s Libra with Jannah Patchay

Welcome to another edition of Wicked Problems.

Jannah Patchay is a subject matter expert and consultant in the financial markets sector who specialises in financial markets innovation, and helping firms define, develop and execute commercial strategies in a highly regulated environment. Her passion is for market structure and finding creative solutions to the challenges surrounding access to markets and liquidity for both traditional financial markets and asset classes, and the emerging field of digital asset market structure and regulation – the subject of today’s show.

Jannah has assisted in the launch of new trading venues, businesses, products and services, interpreting and implementing new regulations, and advising on regulatory, business and operational strategy.

She is a Founder Member and Regulatory Advocacy Ambassador for the London Blockchain Foundation, and a freelance journalist for Best Execution magazine, where she regularly covers financial innovation topics.

I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.

Enjoy,

Toby

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Jannah’s Links

Read some of Jannah’s articles and observations on digital assets and markets here: https://www.bestexecution.net/category/bestex-topics/crypto-assets/

And an archive of her opinions on regulatory and market structure topics can be found at:
https://www.bestexecution.net/tag/jannah-patchay/

And, of course, she’s also on LinkedIn: 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jannahpatchay/

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#12 Financial Market Risk during Covid19 with Jan-Peter Onstwedder

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Financial Market Risk during Covid19 with Jan-Peter Onstwedder

Risk! There’s definitely some going around at the moment, whether it’s markets, business continuity, or popping to the corner shop – risk is everywhere.

My guest today is Jan-Peter Onstwedder.

Jan-Peter has over 25 years experience in risk management across a wide variety of asset classes and global trading markets, both in a banking and a corporate environment.

Currently he works as Chief Risk and Technology Officer for Pavilion Energy, an LNG trading company in Singapore, specialising in trading liquified natural gas.

With various ‘head of’ titles, Jan-Peter has lead different aspects of management at Citi Bank, the venture capital firm 3i PLC, BP’s integrated supply and trading business, Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays and ICE Clear Europe.

In 2007 he managed the London Accord, the then-largest ever collaborative research project into the financial aspects of climate change. He has retained an interest in alternative energy and continues to act as a reviewer and judge for the annual “Farsight Awards”, part of the City of London’s annual sustainability awards.

Jan-Peter has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a degree in mechanical engineering from Delft University of Technology in his native Netherlands.

I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.

Enjoy,

Toby


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Jan-Peter’s Bio

Jan-Peter has over 25 years experience in risk management across a wide variety of asset classes and global trading markets, both in a banking and a corporate environment.

Currently he works for Pavilion Energy, an LNG trading company in Singapore, as Chief Risk and Technology Officer.

From 2011 until 2019 he was at Citi in London as head of risk management for the global commodities trading division, and as global head of credit risk for the energy and commodity portfolios.

In 2007 he managed the London Accord, the then-largest ever collaborative research project into the financial aspects of climate change. The report, published in December 2007, placed research by leading investment banks, NGOs, law firms and academic institutions into the public domain. Jan-Peter has retained an interest in alternative energy and continues to act as a reviewer and judge for the annual “Farsight Awards”, part of the City of London’s annual sustainability awards.

Until March 2011 Jan-Peter was Head of Risk Management for 3i plc, the UK private equity firm, where he was also responsible for the valuation of the unquoted investment portfolio.

From 2001 to 2006 Jan-Peter was Head of Risk for BP’s Integrated Supply and Trading business (BP’s in-house commodity and energy trading division) where he established and managed a global risk function with responsibility for market, credit and operational risk.

Prior to 2001 he worked as Head of Market Risk for the Royal Bank of Scotland, and held various risk and trading positions for Barclays Bank in London and New York.

In addition, from October 2009 until July 2011 Jan-Peter was a non-executive Director and Chair of the Energy Risk Committee for ICE Clear Europe, a UK Recognised Clearing House.

Jan-Peter has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a degree in mechanical engineering from Delft University of Technology in his native Netherlands.

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#11 Alderman and Sheriff Professor Michael Mainelli on Covid19, The Price of Fish, and Long Finance

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Alderman and Sheriff Professor Michael Mainelli on Covid19, The Price of Fish, and Long Finance

Michael Mainelli is the executive chairman of ZYen group. A qualified accountant, a securities professional, a computer specialist and a management consultant.

Educated at Harvard Universisty and Trinity College, Dublin and gained his PhD at the London School of Economics, where he was also a visiting professor of innovation and IT.

His career spans aerospace and cartography science, accountancy firm partner and director of Ministry of Defence research.

Micheal founded and chairs ZYen, the City of London’s leading commercial think tank, famous for instrumental factor indices, including the Global Financial Centre’s Index, Global Green Finance Index, and Smart Centre’s Index.

Michael has helped found numerous technology and financial firms and over the years his clients have included virtually all major investment banks, as well as many exchanges, insurers, fund managers, regulators, and financial information providers.

Michael is Emeritus Professor, Fellow, & Trustee at Gresham College where he created the London Finance initiative asking “when would we know our financial system is working?”

He is non-executive director of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, Fellow of Goodenough College, Trustee of Morden College, and Alderman for Broad Street.

Michael is past Master of the World Traders and a liveryman of the Furniture Makers, Water Conservators, and Marketors, as well as a Craft-Owning Freeman of the Watermen & Lightermen.

His third book, The Price of Fish: A New Approach to Wicked Economics and Better Decisions, won the Independent Publisher Book Awards Finance, Investment & Economics Gold Prize.

His interests include skiing, woodcarving, glassblowing, bagpipes, racing sailboats and sailing Thames barges.

Michael has the honour of being Sheriff of the City of London 2019-2021.

I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.

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Toby


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#10 Pandemic Fitness: How to keep fit during lockdown with Martin Christie

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Pandemic Fitness: How to keep fit during lockdown with Martin Christie

With the world in lockdown, how do you get the right amount of exercise? Exercise videos abound on the internet. Most of which provide a vital service to people seeking to stay fit. However, the majority are aimed at those who already have a certain level of fitness and flexibility.

So, is there an exercise routine that works for all, regardless of fitness level? My guest today, Martin Christie certainly thinks so.

In 2003 Martin introduced Nordic Walking to the UK, forming the company Nordic Walking U.K and developed the first instructor training courses to be approved by the Register of exercise professionals.

Nordic Walking UK is the U.K’s largest outdoor fitness provider with over 2,000 weekly classes nationwide.

In 2020 Martin and the team launched WALX, a true health club without walls, offering a range of outdoor walking fitness programmes to suit all abilities.

Within WALX and Nordic Walking UK today, Martin leads the devlopment of the education programmes, creating training courses to educate instructors and leaders, ranging from community volunteers to neuro-physiotherapists.

Martin is an active member of Parkinsons UK active exercise hub, the network at the forefront of advising on exercise for people with Parkinsons.

He also regularly delivers hospital based training programmes to physiotherapists.

I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.

Enjoy,

Toby


About Martin

In 2003, Martin introduced Nordic walking to the country, formed Nordic Walking UK and developed the first instructor training courses approved by the Register of Exercise Professionals. Nordic Walking UK can lay claim to being the UK’s largest outdoor fitness provider with over 2000 weekly classes available nationwide. In 2020, the team launched WALX, a true health-club-without-walls, offering a range of outdoor walking fitness programmes to suit all abilities.

Within WALX & Nordic Walking UK today, Martin leads the development of its education programmes, creating training courses to educate instructors and leaders ranging from community volunteers to neurophysiotherapists.

To remain current and relevant, Martin owns and manage WALXhampstead. WALXhampstead delivers a range of fitness walking classes weekly in north London. He is an active member of Parkinson’s UK Exercise Hub, the network at the forefront of advising on exercise for people with Parkinson’s. He regularly delivers hospital-based training programmes to physiotherapists.

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