Octopus on a Treadmill
On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Gifty Enright about Octopus on a Treadmill, women in the workplace, and learning leadership principles from her family.
We also dive deeper into diversity of thoughts, race, gender, and age groups in the corporate world, the cultural shifts in the workplace, and helping working mothers through coaching.
Gifty Enright – Octopus on a Treadmill
Gifty Enright is a transformational & leadership coach, an international TEDx speaker, a leading authority specialising in Women in the Workplace and Wellbeing, and the best-selling author of the book Octopus on a Treadmill.
She is an FCCA Certified Accountant, has worked as an IT Programme Manager/Director at BP, BBC and PWC, and is a Chair Of The Board Of Trustees for Action Breaks Silence, a charity for the prevention of violence against women and girls. With an impressive background, Gifty has graced prestigious stages, including Oxford University, and has been featured in renowned publications like Thrive Global, Business Woman, and Metro, solidifying her reputation as a trailblazer in her field.
Gifty talks about:
- Growing up in an abundance of close and meaningful relationships in Ghana
- Descending from a powerful lineage of women in the family influencing her leadership in women
- Octopus on a Treadmill
- Bringing depth and richness to your life outside of money
- Performance bias against women in the workplace
- Learning leadership principles from her family
- Going out of the comfort zone when being a leader
- Fascination about technology and logic in the IT world
- Shift in corporate culture
- Diversity of thoughts, race, gender, and age groups in the corporate world
- Women in the workplace and wellbeing
- Struggles of working mothers and working parents
“I’ve been surrounded by strong women all my life and it never once crossed my mind that I couldn’t do anything that a man could do. And I always saw myself as leading the charge for women. It was always in my blood somewhere.” Gifty Enright on being a woman with strength and power on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.
“You have to have good self-esteem because without good self-esteem you cannot impose abundance. You have to believe that you are worth it. You have to believe that your time for yourself is just as important as the time you give to somebody else.” Possessing high self-esteem with Gifty Enright on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.
“We have diversity of thought. So previously it was the same people making the same decisions cut from the same models, and so it had to only work that way. It is changing now. Now you have diversity, you have women, you have people from an ethnic minority.” Diversity of thoughts, ideas & perspectives in the corporate world with Gifty Enright on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.
Resources Mentioned in this show:
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Gifty Enright Linkedin
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Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns email@example.com
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