Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #201 Julie Perkins Empowering Young Entrepreneurs

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #201 Julie Perkins Empowering Young Entrepreneurs

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #201 Julie Perkins Empowering Young Entrepreneurs

Empowering Young Entrepreneurs

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Julie Perkins about empowering young entrepreneurs, her family founded business Specsavers and the digitalisation of business processes.

We also dive deeper into understanding human behaviour in customer service, running a business, the role of the youth in entrepreneurship and innovation in today’s rapidly advancing technology.

Julie Perkins  – Empowering Young Entrepreneurs

Julie Perkins is the founder of Wyseminds, a company that creates an environment where female entrepreneurs can be at their best, feel challenged, and be good enough to be there. She is passionate about decluttering minds and is dedicated to empowering female entrepreneurs by helping them unlock their potential.

She has more than 20 years working at Specsavers including Country Manager for Netherlands. A woman of many dimensions, from studying at INSEAD and London Business School to conquering the slopes on skis and diving into wild-water adventures, Julie becomes a dedicated business mentor, applying her wisdom and guiding those who embark on the Wyseminds journey toward clarity and triumph.

Julie talks about:

  • Having an entrepreneurial family who founded Specsavers
  • The joy of passing on and seeing how you can get the people together to unite
  • Empowering young entrepreneurs
  • The birth of Wyseminds
  • Being exposed to working and work cultures at an early age
  • Uniting people in business
  • Running a start-up business
  • Young people leading their ecosystems
  • Technology and digitalisation in creating amazing products and services
  • Understanding the human behaviour in customer service
  • Innovation in customer service
  • Young entrepreneurs making changes for the better

Tweets

“I think that’s such a learning thing in leadership, especially at a young age, and learning from failure and what works. I think that’s very important.” The importance of learning about leadership with Julie Perkins on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“How do you reach the next level, the indirect teams, the suppliers, the alliances, especially in today’s world where digitalisation is so rapid, how do you decide what to digitalise and how do you unite people that are not sat in an office with anymore?” Julie Perkins on leadership and technology on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“I think understanding how technology and digitalisation open up different ways of thinking, and I think that young people need to swing back into that. They never left it, but I think they need to understand how the balance needs to be achieved so that they can make their amazing things really work and be useful.” Digitalisation with Julie Perkins on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Julie Perkins www.wyseminds.com
Julie Perkins LinkedIn
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn
Craig Johns Facebook
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #189 Jade Green Unlocking Potential Through Happiness

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #189 Jade Green Unlocking Potential Through Happiness

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #189 Jade Green Unlocking Potential Through Happiness

Unlocking Potential Through Happiness

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Jade Green about unlocking potential through happiness, nurturing relationships with your people, and the issues of today’s workforce.

We also dive deeper into having and building an entrepreneurial mindset while being a people and heart-centered leader, building resilience, inspiring personal development, and how to be a better leader.

Jade Green – Unlocking Potential Through Happiness

Jade Green is the #RippleMaker, one of Startup Daily’s Top 50 Most Influential Women, an award-winning culture coach, the Uncorporate Speaker, and a consultant who believes that happiness holds the key to unlocking a team’s full potential. She not only built a team from 5 to over 50 but also proved that determination and resilience can shatter any glass ceiling.

Driven by her values and a passion for creating positive change, Jade ventured into the world of entrepreneurship and founded her own recruitment consultancy, Velocity Consulting. Through her visionary leadership, she transformed her venture into a thriving company, catching the attention of The Entourage Growth fund along the way.

Jade talks about:

  • Growing up in trailer parks and being the legal guardian of two younger siblings at age 14
  • How a child’s environment shapes their personality
  • Looking at the world through other people’s lenses and perspectives without judgment
  • Building an inclusive culture by reducing the times we can exclude people
  • Unlocking potential through happiness is the greatest productivity hack
  • Technology in creating better opportunities
  • Having an entrepreneurial mindset and putting it to good use
  • Looking into how to be a better leader and business person
  • Being curious to constantly improve and grow
  • Leadership is not just a role but a responsibility
  • Learning about your own people can make you a better leader
  • Training people and growing teams
  • How we live the value of personal integrity
  • Striving for a happy space by being inspired by the future

Tweets

“That requires you as a leader to know your humans. And so I think that that’s the skill that people need. Have real empathy, real care, real wanting to get to know them, ignoring the kids’ noise, knowing the partner’s name, know how old they are, know what their hobbies are, know why they get up every day and come to work.” Jade Green discusses building personal relationships with your people on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“That’s what really drives me. It’s like, I’m not going to just coach you on making 100 cold calls today. What else is going to help you as a human being? And I think that’s always just given me that zest to constantly push and constantly grow.” Learning in leadership with Jade Green on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“Your people are giving you the most precious resource they have in their entire life that they can never get back their time. And in most corporates, in most roles, we give more hours to the job than we do anything else combined. So how about how about just a little bit of attitude of gratitude for the fact that they show up and a little bit of ownership over if they’re not giving you what you expect and they are not performing how you want them to perform, where are you at?” Jade Green talks about gratitude being a two-way street on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Jade Green www.jadegreen.com.au
Jade Green LinkedIn
Jade Green Twitter
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn
Craig Johns Facebook
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com

active CEO Podcast #148 Wendy Born Raising Leaders

active CEO Podcast #148 Wendy Born Raising Leaders

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Wendy Born about raising leaders, understanding mini cultures within cultures, what is great leadership and why do we make leadership so complex?

We also speak about the synergies in parenting and leading, things that prevent leaders from performing and how to get rid of egos in the workplace.

Wendy Born – Raising Leaders

Wendy is a Leadership Development Specialist, who has authored The Languages of Leadership and newly released Raising Leaders, and loves speaking about the correlation between parenting and leadership. She is an engaging, facilitator, coach, speaker and author, who is passionate about creating effective leaders

Her tertiary education includes Bachelor of Business in HR Management from QUT, Diploma of Management from Swinburne University of Technology and Organizational Leadership from Harvard University. Wendy has held management, leadership and consulting roles at National Australia Bank, Australia Post, Right Management and Victorian Leaders. She now works as a Leadership Development Specialist in her own firm Wendy Born Consulting.

Wendy talks about

  • Learnt how to work with grumpy old men.
  • Leadership lessons from working at NAB Bank.
  • Learning about leadership and adaptive leadership at Harvard University.
  • Raising leaders.
  • Things that stop leaders .
  • What is great leadership.
  • What are the Languages of Leadership
  • Building trust in a team environment.
  • Having difficult conversations in and open and empathetic way.
  • Why Jacinda Ardern stands out as a leader.
  • Leveraging your experience as a parent and your own upbringing.
  • The 5 core areas of parenting and leading.
  • Challenges we are seeing in leadership in 2020

Tweets

“As leaders we have three things in our control that help us be effective in what we do – actions, words and behaviours.” Raising leaders with Wendy Born, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Wendy Born Linkedin
Wendy Born www.wendyborn,.com.au
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Raising Leaders Wendy Born

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