Leading with Impact A Thrive Podcast

Welcome to the Thrive podcast series.

Here we discuss leadership insight, foresight and hindsight on the things we need to pay attention to as we come out of lockdown and enter a new way of working.

With your host Pam Bateson, a coach to the coaches, entrepreneur and founder of Thrive, an online coaching platform, along with a variety of expert guests.

We hope you enjoy the podcast and find it useful to help your organisation and you Thrive!

Podcast Episodes

Episode 10: Adam Hodgkinson from LeadingEX talks about retaining talent with Pam Bateson

Tune in and listen to Pam discuss with Adam from LeadingEX about what the leadership and learning agenda needs to be for organisations over 2023. With details on how to retain your best talent and how do you captivate them and enable them to grow.


Episode 9: Neil Edwards – Korn Ferry Digital

Neil is currently EMEA Head of Talent Services for Korn Ferry Digital. He is a self-confessed fanatic of all things people, culture and change and has been fortunate enough to play senior HR, Talent & LD roles on both client-side (Jaguar Land Rover, Network Rail and the OU) and in consulting with Accenture and Capita, where he headed up their Learning Consultancy.


Episode 8: Dani Saadu – Hunter Healthcare & Hunter Life Sciences

Tune in to Pam and Dani. A senior, global people & organisational development professional with a proven track record in developing global people strategies, and designing and implementing global people programmes and interventions.

Episode 7: Why Learning And Development Is The Bedrock To A Successful Company And How To Get There.

Join award-winning HR Director Catrin as she shares her successes, point of view for acquisition, and why L&D is the bedrock of her people strategy. 

“Develop your people regardless of whether they stay with you, so as they leave, they will go on to develop the industry as a whole.

Episode 6: The Effects Of Hybrid Working On Learning At Work.

Steve Fensome is Head of Learning for Novartis Pharmaceuticals in the UK. His career spans 28 years in the pharmaceutical industry, with the majority of his career in commercial functions of sales, marketing, market access and commercial effectiveness. 

In this episode, Stephen and Pam discuss how to build a compelling learning journey for people and how learning functions have got to wrestle with the way of working which is now hybrid.

Episode 5: An Insight Led Approach To People Strategies

Sandra gives a fresh perspective on people leadership and how you remember how good leaders make you feel, not what they said.

Talking to her unique experience from the world of marketing into people leadership, spanning multiple industries – most recently as Global Director of People, Strategy and Organisational Effectiveness at Howden, a Global engineering and technology business based in Scotland.

We discussed the many parallels from analysing the insights and behaviours of customers to your people and delved into Sandra’s passion for helping people create positive change and how this impacts organisational energy.

Episode 4: The Importance of Wellbeing and Success

Clare believes, even with well thought out plans and strategies, organisations can’t succeed without a positive and healthy culture and happy, motivated people.

In this episode, we discuss the importance of wellbeing, happiness and sensitivity towards people’s needs as Clare explains her motivation to deliver senior leadership roles is the connection between people, performance and organisational success.

Episode 3: How to get Leaders to be at Their Best

Byron Johnson drives the leadership agenda for Pepsico university.

He strongly believes in the democratization of coaching and personalised development coaching, giving everyone the opportunity and platform to grow and become their best selves.

In this episode, we discuss how to get leaders to be at their best.

Episode 2: The Importance of Prevention in Mental Health

Dr. Nick Taylor, Founder & CEO of award winning wellbeing and mental health app Unmind.
Unmind is a workplace mental health platform that has clinically backed tools and training to create a happier, healthier and more human organisation.
In this episode we discuss the importance of prevention in mental health, to be able to generate a mindset of mental health being part of the day to day context for work.

Episode 1: Leading in the Post-Pandemic World

Tim Bittleston, chairman of BGF – a growth funding investment company that inspires business leaders, innovators and value creators to build strong, sustainable businesses, shares his insights on leading in the post-pandemic world.

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