Future Leaders' Guide to...

IPFA

Curated by IPFA, the 'Future Leaders' Guide to...' podcast empowers you to progress your career in infrastructure and energy. Through a series of conversations and interviews we will arm you with the tools to get you through the week as well as the skills to shape your future.

In our second series we're looking at Breaking Down Barriers.

All Episodes

In conversation with Joanna Dawson. With so many of us working remotely, a lack of structure and social interaction can leave us feeling demotivated and exhausted. It’s time to take action to re-connect, re-frame and create meaning at work. Connect with Joanna on LinkedIn. Find more tools to help you shape your future: www.ipfa.org/future-leaders/

Feb 15

31 min 15 sec

In conversation with Caroline Flanagan.  Impostor Syndrome can impact people at all stages of their career, and whilst it isn’t something that can be overcome, it can be embraced. Learn how to accept your Impostor Syndrome, in order to channel it into deliberate action to help you believe in yourself. Find out more about Caroline’s work at www.carolineflanagan.com, connect with her on LinkedIn or buy her new book ‘Be The First’, out on February 26th. Find more tools to help you shape your future: www.ipfa.org/future-leaders/

Feb 8

35 min 11 sec

In conversation with Andy Lennard and Katy Beechey.  As Corporate Social Responsibility takes on a more central role in many organisations, we talk about why it is so important, what the future is for CSR in the context of a post-COVID world, and how you can get involved and influence your organisation to do more. Visit www.texelfoundation.com to find out more about Texel Foundation’s work and the programmes they support. Find more tools to help you shape your future: www.ipfa.org/future-leaders/

Feb 2

20 min 17 sec

In conversation with Kiran Scarr. We crave comfort in our lives because we associate this with safety and security, but actually it envelopes us in scarcity mindset. As soon as you place yourself in discomfort zone and embrace the adventure it brings – the opportunities for growth are boundless. Learn more about Support Legal or leading through change – www.supportlegal.com or reach out to Kiran on LinkedIn. Find more tools to help you shape your future: www.ipfa.org/future-leaders/

Jan 25

28 min 38 sec

In conversation with Paolo Pironi. Human beings are social animals, we succeed when we’re part of a group but if we aren’t communicating properly, we risk missing out on the potential of our colleagues or causing friction. We learn why it’s so important to be able to communicate with different personality types and how to overcome communication issues. Visit www.elevatingpioneers.com to find out more. Connect with Paolo on paolo@elevatingpioneers.com or on LinkedIn. Find more tools to help you shape your future: www.ipfa.org/future-leaders/ 

Dec 2020

26 min 39 sec

In conversation with Susan Peacock. At a time where many people are experiencing pressure in a new environment, mindfulness has never been more important or more talked about. But how does this translate into a working environment, and how can you use it to your advantage to get the most out of your day? Visit www.liveworkwell.co.uk to find out more. Find more tools to help you shape your future: www.ipfa.org/future-leaders/ 

Nov 2020

34 min 51 sec

In conversation with Rina Goldenberg Lynch. Unconscious bias is generally understood to be a universal thinking, and can occur/materialise at unexpected times, impacting on how we interact with our colleagues and teams. Can unconscious bias be overcome or is it something we have to learn to mitigate? If you’d like to address diversity and inclusion at your organisation, contact Rina: rina@voiceatthetable.com or visit www.voiceatthetable.com Find more tools to help you shape your future: www.ipfa.org/future-leaders/ 

Nov 2020

27 min 46 sec

Welcome back to our second series of our podcast, where we are looking at Breaking Down Barriers. In conversation with Kate Boorer and Fiona Pearman. The definition of confidence can be complicated, it is intrinsically linked with identity and can therefore mean different things to different people. Building confidence is a journey and isn’t something that can happen overnight, so where can we start? Visit: www.coreconfidence.com.au where you can find out more about Kate and Fiona's book, Core Confidence. Follow: Young Professional Women Australia on Facebook and LinkedIn

Nov 2020

25 min 51 sec

In conversation with Dominic Gaobepe. Saying ‘yes’ comes naturally to many of us, particularly in our professional careers, however knowing when to push back is key. Saying ‘no’ can have a positive impact on your work and life. We will be learning when you should be empowered to say ‘no’ and how to do it in the most effective way… but also when you should still say ‘yes’. Visit: www.cohesioncollective.com  Follow Dominic on Facebook & LinkedIn: Dominic Gaobepe Twitter: @dominicgaobepe and @CohesionCollect Find more tools to help you shape your future: www.ipfa.org/future-leaders/ 

Jul 2020

18 min 2 sec

In conversation with Nomita Nair, Caxton & Co. As we move into a ‘post-normal’ world, how can we remain motivated about our careers, think about new opportunities or prepare our careers? We explore these issues, challenge some of the assumptions that may be holding you back and suggest ways you can inject energy into your career and personal life. Visit: https://www.caxtonandco.com Find more tools to help you shape your future: www.ipfa.org/future-leaders/ 

Jun 2020

15 min 59 sec

In conversation with Kate Boorer, Young Professional Women Australia. Your personal brand can make the difference in helping you stand out from the crowd, especially during challenging times. We explore what you need to do to build an authentic personal brand, and how to communicate your message effectively to take advantage of the opportunities that are out there right now to achieve your professional goals. Visit www.coreconfidence.com.au  Find more tools to help you shape your future: www.ipfa.org/future-leaders/ 

Jun 2020

30 min 45 sec

In conversation with Carlo Pozella and Tom Burrell, Marsh. The importance of a growth mindset and the ability to adapt to changes has been highlighted as we navigate the new normal. In this episode we find out how a growth mindset can be applied through your everyday actions to positively impact your work and personal life.   Find more tools to help you shape your future: www.ipfa.org/future-leaders/ 

Jun 2020

22 min 38 sec

The way that organisations build relationships and win work has been forced to transform. Many relationship and marketing plans that seemed strong on 1 March – are worthless today. In the second part of our conversation with Peter Kane, The BD Consultancy, we address the ways you need to tilt right now – and how to do it. Visit BD Consultancy's website: www.thebdconsultancy.com Find more tools to help you shape your future: www.ipfa.org/future-leaders/ 

Jun 2020

19 min 11 sec

In conversation with Peter Kane, The BD Consultancy. During these uncertain times, almost all gatherings are being cancelled and new ways of doing business are on the rise. So, how can you maintain and build working relationships without leaving your desk? Visit BD Consultancy's website: www.thebdconsultancy.com Find more tools to help you shape your future: www.ipfa.org/future-leaders/ 

May 2020

17 min 33 sec

To become resilient we have to work through difficult, stressful, life changing or traumatic events in our life. We often loosely use the word resilience, yet there are 122 definitions of its meaning in academia, showing we can all evolve and become resilient in different forms. In the second part of our discussion with Ruth Cooper-Dickson, Champs, as part of our Connectivity and Resilience series, we look to the future and talk through concepts such as growth mindset, grit and post-traumatic growth. Visit Champs’s website: https://champsconsult.com/ Find more tools to help you shape your future: www.ipfa.org/future-leaders/

May 2020

31 min 18 sec

In conversation with Ruth Cooper-Dickson, Champs. As part of our Connectivity and Resilience series, this episode talks you through pressure vs performance, understanding burnout and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our base-level anxiety. You will also learn how to add realistic and meaningful self-care practices to your mental wealth tool box. Visit Champs’s website: https://champsconsult.com/ Find more tools to help you shape your future: www.ipfa.org/future-leaders/ 

May 2020

29 min 43 sec