Podcasts from Larking Gowen
Leadership & Life Chat - IQ v EQ - why it's not all about technical skills
What's your EQ? This week Mark and Becky talk Emotional Intelligence, how EQ skills can be taught and learned, and why it’s so important for leaders to get hold of their own self-awareness, set the drum beat and audit their own emotions and how others perceive you.
Leadership & Life Chat - What does your daily leadership look like? With author Antonio Garrido
Antonio Garrido helps leaders tap into their emotional intelligence, understand the art of truth telling and create more productive working relationships. He offers a reinvigorated perspective on modern day business in this week's Leadership & Life Chat.
How Digital Can Supercharge Your Business - Don’t get left behind!
In the first of their new series, digital partner Martin Bugg and specialist Jessica Rafferty-Smith discuss the key steps and considerations for businesses looking to make the transition from manual record-keeping to online accounting software, whilst dispelling myths, highlighting the historical changes and positives that come from the digital world of finance.
We're back for SERIES 6, with how to cultivate creativity at work!
We’re back for series SIX, and what better way to start than letting Mark do what he does best – philosophise about himself! He muses around what ‘being a creative person’ really means, and how we can embrace creativity and innovation in our businesses.
Leadership & Life Chat - Lonely this Christmas redux
Many will be feeling the ‘pressure of Christmas’ after another challenging year of rising costs. James and Mark are here as your mindfulness gurus in this Christmas special, with their top tips on what you can do to manage expectations and pressure.
Inflation, inflation, inflation with Beckett Investment Management Group
What’s going on with inflation, and what proactive things can you do in the search for the best interest rates on your savings, pensions and investments? Tax specialist Emma Walker chats to Tony West, a financial planner from Becketts.
Leadership & Life Chat - Revisiting strength, tenacity and mental fortitude for leaders in 2023
We all face challenges in our lives, but how we choose to react to those challenges is the real secret to mastering and building resilience. Mark and Becky deep dive into learning resilience in the face of adversity from personal to political, environmental and economic challenges, avoid the pity trap we can all get stuck in.
Cloud accounting for GP practices: time to get your head in the cloud!
Inspired by Darryl’s guide dog Drake, who serves as his company’s ‘Director of Goodness’ (DOG), he chats to Mark and Becky about how to pursue a life of positivity, empathy and integrity and how this builds trust in your business.
Leadership & Life Chat - There’s no such thing as ‘self-made’
Mark and Becky believe that success is a collective effort, and if you identify as a self-made entrepreneur or business owner, then maybe you need to think again. Do you really have the soft skills needed to be a great leader, or do you hide behind technical expertise? How much of your work is really done just by you? They provide some inspiration on how teamwork can make the dream work...
Tourism Business Chat with Park Director and Managing Director of ROARR!, Adam and Martin Goymour
This week Chris chats to Park Director and Managing Director of ROARR!, Adam and Martin Goymour. They have an open and honest discussion around the successes and challenges they have faced, including the famous Dippy the Dinosaur battle!
Leadership & Life Chat - How powerful is your personal brand? – with leadership architect Mihaela Berciu
Cambridge University graduate Mihaela is a pioneer in personal brand. She discusses how giving empowerment to your teams to embrace authenticity and grow their own personal brand is good for the company brand, as well as new ways to mindfully use social media.
Tourism Business Chat - With Mary Sparrow, co-owner of Hippersons Boatyard
Tourism Business Chat - With Mary Sparrow, co-owner of Hippersons Boatyard
How does a headteacher at the top of her career come to live and work on the Broads? Mary takes us on a journey into the wonder of Beccles, a hugely popular part of the Norfolk Broads, and a fascinating example of business growth.
Tourism Business Chat - With Claudia Roberts - CEO of Zoological Society of East Anglia
Claudia is CEO of the Zoological Society of East Anglia (ZSEA) which operates Banham Zoo and Africa Alive. The charity was formed in 2013 to secure the long-term future of the zoos and in the interest of improving animal welfare, or as Claudia puts it ‘profit for purpose’.
Tourism Business Chat - Tourism Business Survey - bitesize chat!
Oliver Paul, co-owner of Suffolk Food Hall, Tarnia Robertson, a Hospitality Consultant and Business Coach (and former MD of Ufford Park) and Elliott Attew, Manager of Deer’s Glade Caravan and Camping Park chat to Chris about the results of the survey, and their take-away from the Tourism Business Seminar.
Tourism Business Chat - Bonus episode! Tourism Business Survey insights with Adnams, Banham Zoo and Hippersons Boatyard
The Tourism Business Survey was back for 2023, and the results were announced at a seminar on 25 April to an audience of sector leaders. We recorded highlights of the final panel discussions for listeners to enjoy who were unable to attend on the day.
Tourism Business Chat - With Asa Morrison, Chief Executive of Visit Great Yarmouth
Asa Morrison is Chief Executive of Visit Great Yarmouth, a Destination Marketing Organisation (DMO) and tourism business improvement district, he chats to Chris about how he works to increase support and visitors into the East of England.
Leadership & Life Chat - Honesty and authenticity in business, with ProspHER founder Serena Fordham
An empowering and honest interview to kick off Mental Health Awareness month in May, with ProspHER’s founder Serena Fordham, as she discusses her own struggles and how women can take charge of their careers and mental health, particularly in the age of social media.
Leadership & Life Chat - Practical guide to de-stressing with Havening Technique expert Tony Burgess
Tony Burgess takes us through an interactive journey this week, as he speaks to Mark and Becky about reframing our thinking around stress and anxiety, helping us remove one of the biggest obstacles in our personal and professional lives, our own personal saboteurs.
Leadership & Life Chat - What does 'dress for success' even mean?
Guess who’s back! Mark Curtis and wonderful new co-host Becky Ames are here to discuss the relevance of ‘dress for success’, individualism in the workplace, and what workplace dress codes represent in modern society, in this insightful and thought-provoking new episode to kick off season 3 of Leadership & Life Chat.
Leadership & Life Chat - Know your worth. How Janet Mui smashed the glass ceiling of wealth management
Janet Mui, Head of Market Analysis at Brewin Dolphin, discusses the realities of diversity and being a woman in a male dominated industry, handling big money, and the importance of wealth management for entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Leadership & Life Chat - The Climate Crunch with Dr Mathew Hampshire-Waugh
Having a sustainable business is more important than ever. James and Mark discuss their interview with climate expert, Dr Mathew Hampshire-Waugh, focussing on the history of climate change, the climate crisis and sustainability, and how we can get to net-zero.
Leadership & Life Chat - Adapting to culture change and empathy in business with storytelling coach Jamie Dixon
Corporate coach, Jamie Dixon, uses his experience in Chinese culture to harness business in the Chinese market. He gives insight into the right tools to reframe thinking, and encourage better business relationships using empathy.
'The Sober Exec' Chris Anthony on how to navigate sobriety in corporate drinking culture
For those in the corporate world, the festive season brings with it invitations to parties with an expectation that alcohol will be freely consumed….and you will be involved! How do you navigate these events if you’re sober? Mark and James welcome the ‘Sober Exec’ Chris Anthony to chat about navigating the corporate drinks culture.
Leadership & Life Chat - Alix Rübsaam and the future of artificial intelligence in business
Explore the world of artificial intelligence and equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) with expert, Alix Rübsaam, as she discusses AI for small and large businesses, keeping up with the latest technology, and discrimination and bias throughout the digital world.
Leadership & Life Chat - Web3 and what you need to know, with metaverse expert Alison Alexander
Metacampus co-founder Alison Alexander delves into the fascinating world of Web3. Find out how businesses can get started safely, and learn more about NFT's, cryptocurrencies, and the rise of the virtual economy.
Leadership & Life Chat - Believe in yourself, with psychologist Owen Fitzpatrick and coach Paul McVeigh
Learn to believe in yourself with James and Mark this week, as they look at the power of belief and techniques to improve mindset to help you become a productive leader, with guests psychologist Owen Fitzpatrick and coach Paul McVeigh.
Leadership & Life Chat - Power of public speaking with Andrew Brammer
Public speaking is often cited as one of our biggest fears, feared more than death itself. But what if you can hone your skills and combat your fears? James & Mark chat to Andrew Brammer, global award-winning public speaker, who believes passionately in the power of public speaking, and the wider benefits that your new-found confidence can bring to all aspects of your life.
Leadership & Life Chat - The Climate Crunch: Why should you care? With net-zero expert Dr Mathew Hampshire-Waugh
Watch the latest fascinating and highly relevant Leadership & Life Chat episode, where Mark and James discuss climate change with Dr Mathew Hampshire-Waugh, who offers practical and important advice on how you and your business can do your bit towards saving the planet.
Larking Gowen Insights Podcast - Autumn Farming Conference special
THE OFFICIAL NEW SERIES will be launching soon across all channels, but in the meantime we have this special update episode delivered by our Farms and Landed Estates partners Steve Rudd and Bruce Masson, discussing the upcoming Autumn Farming Conference
Leadership & Life Chat - Motivation, passion and autonomy with ‘The Business Motivator’, Susannah Brade-Waring
Susannah is a member of the global business coaching platform, Mindshop, and back in 2021 received the coveted Value to Others award for European advisors. Mark describes her as the motivational map ‘Yoda’!
Leadership & Life Chat - Under pressure: Know your self-care, blind spots, triggers and strengths with Paralympian coach Greg Baker
Greg lets us in on what it takes to ‘make it’ at Olympic-level sport, the process of performing under pressure, how to focus on yourself and what we can all learn from the coaches who train top level athletes.
Leadership & Life Chat - Confidence is key! Fear of failure is bad for business
James and Mark discuss the current lack of self-confidence we have suffered as result of lockdown, and how we can reprogramme ourselves to overcome our fear of failure and rediscover our self worth, to find the positive in any situation.
Leadership & Life Chat - What business can learn from sport, with BBC journalist Simon Mundie
James and Mark look back on some of the most interesting topics covered in their interview with renowned former BBC sports journalist, Simon Mundie. From imposter syndrome to Simon's pursuit to change exclusionary language around sport, it's not to be missed.
Leadership & Life Chat - The Attitude of Gratitude: reap the rewards of appreciation
James and Mark look at how to achieve meaningful gratefulness by discussing the power of journaling; the negative impact of catastrophising; the 5,4,3,2,1 method; and, how embracing neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) can help you to reprogramme your brain and make you a better leader.
Leadership & Life Chat - Diversity in the workplace with Andy Nicol & Sue Liburd MBE
James and Mark look back on their chat with Andy Nicol and Sue Liburd MBE, and how their conversation on diversity and inclusion is still just as relevant now as it was back in October 2020 on their Impromptu Business Chat series. It is, to date, their second most downloaded episode which further proves that this topic is still so pertinent, especially to business leaders.
Leadership & Life Chat - You've Got the Power!
Welcome to the first episode in our new series! This week, James & Mark examine our own perceptions of why things happen in our lives, whether we think we can control them, and how it informs our behaviour. With a focus on the well-known psychological theory ‘Locus of Control’
Lonely this Christmas - How to cope with the pressure of Christmas
How can you actually switch off, cope with burnout, and set realistic expectations? Many will be feeling the ‘pressure of Christmas’ after another challenging year, and James and Mark are here with their top tips on what you can do to manage expectations and pressure.
Leadership & Life Chat - BITESIZE Addiction, and a life of fear and regret, with Freddie Bennett and Chris Anthony
Alcohol and corporate culture are one during the festive season. Put mental health first with the help of Freddie Bennett and 'The Sober Exec' Chris Anthony, as they focus on success in the face of addiction.
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