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Author: Patrick Olszowski from Outrageous Impact

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Who are the people behind thriving, mission-driven organisations? What got them started? What have been their greatest hits? And their biggest lessons? How do you balance growing an organisation and changing the world? Patrick from Outrageous Impact takes you behind the scenes to hear the stories, scrapes and strategies of the leaders that got them here. Outrageous Impact provides tech-powered research & training to organisations impatient to change the world.
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In this final episode of the Ending Femicide series, Kirsten Walkom is in conversation with Hettie Barkworth-Nanton as they discuss the legacy of having had close friends murdered by men. In this hard hitting discussion (from the start), Kirsten and Hettie (who are both on the Trustee board at domestic violence charity Refuge) discuss media portrayals of male violence, how to tackle femicide and much more. Find out more about Refuge here - http://refuge.org.uk/
In this second part of the Ending Femicide series, Patrick and Kirsten are joined by the incredible Nimco Ali OBE. Nimco is an activist, author, campaigner and government advisor. In this episode we talk about race, privilege, ending FGM, the emotional legacy of violence, colonialism and making change that sticks. Find out more and support Nimco's work at www.thefivefoundation.org
In this first episode of the Ending Femicide special, Kirsten Walkom and I interview Dr Vandana Sharma. Vandana is a pioneering academic and researcher at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health who has run long term research in to the use of traditional coffee ceremonies as opportunities to tackle intimate partner violence. You'll hear about Dr Sharma's work, the lessons she's learned and even her secret hobby! Find out more about Dr Sharma here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/vandana-sharma-md-mph-b0b7b35/
In this episode I'm chatting with Lee Chan, Policy Research Manager at Which?Lee gives a fascinating insight into her early life, living in the North East of England in the 1970s. We also discuss race, tackling inequality, parenting and much more. Find out more about Lee here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dlchan/
Relentless Optimism

Relentless Optimism

2021-05-0135:37

In this first episode of Season 2, I chat with Madelyn Postman from Grain Sustainability, an organisation that helps businesses become champions for the planet.Madelyn has previously worked at Leidar and Gucci Group, among many others and our discussion covers her fascinating family story, the climate emergency and how response to this is no longer an optional extra but a must have.Find out more about Madelyn on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/madelynpostman/
Can you bottle genius?

Can you bottle genius?

2021-02-1135:46

In this episode, I chat with Fiona Blades, Chief Experience Officer at MESH EXPERIENCE.Fiona previously worked at LEO BURNETT, and as a Planning Director for an agency owned by Omnicom. She founded MESH Experience in 2006, to support companies with Experience Driven Marketing.We discuss:- Living in New York- Running a business and winning awards- Sales and how they have changed- Data vs sparks in innovation- Crossroads momentsFind out more about Fiona and MESH Experience here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/fionablades/
In this episode I talk to Danusia Malina-Derben, who runs DMD GLOBAL, a Global Leadership Consultancy.Danusia is also the author of NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Motherhood and the host of the successful School for Mothers and School for Fathers podcast.We discuss:Sausage dogs.When leaders are looking the wrong way.Bringing up 10 kids.Boardroom politics.Catholicism and much more.Danusia is a complete badass and a wonderful interviewee. Find out more about Danusia here.
What do you do when your business is all about bringing people together and a pandemic is keeping people apart?Open for Business is a three-part Outrageous Impact special on the in-person market research industry, the people working in it and the incredible journey they have been on to keep open, safe & delivering for clients. We’ll hear about the ups, downs, the lessons learned and what this tells the wider Market Research sector about how to navigate through a pandemic. This series was made possible with support from our friends at Little Bird Marketing. https://littlebirdmarketing.comIn this final show, I chat with Isaac Rogers Chief Innovation Officer at Schlesinger Group. Isaac was previously CEO of 20/20 Research, which was acquired by the company. His key focus is around technology and business model transformation. Isaac lives in Nashville, TN. In this episode we chat:- What growing up on a cattle ranch taught him- Acquisitions in a pandemic- Leadership and team dynamics- Bee keeping and more!Find out more about Schlesinger Group at www.SchlesingerGroup.com#facetofacemrx #mrx #embracetheresearchspace
What do you do when your business is all about bringing people together and a pandemic is keeping people apart?Open for Business is a three-part Outrageous Impact special on the in-person market research industry, the people working in it and the incredible journey they have been on to keep open, safe & delivering for clients. We’ll hear about the ups, downs, the lessons learned and what this tells the wider Market Research sector about how to navigate through a pandemic. This series was made possible with support from our friends at Little Bird Marketing. https://littlebirdmarketing.comIn this second show, I chat with Abby Goodell, Vice President of Fieldwork Network International. Abby has held a number of roles with Fieldwork Network International and now leads their international division. Abby is currently on the Fieldwork Advisory Council and is an active member of ESOMAR. Abby is based in Brooklyn.We discuss:-       Leading during a pandemic.-       The blurring of lines between personal and private.-       The importance of casual conversations.-       How to still do in-person research when travel is limited.-       The unexpected reasons why participants are coming back. Find out more about Fieldwork at https://www.fieldwork.com#facetofacemrx #mrx #embracetheresearchspace
What do you do when your business is all about bringing people together and a pandemic is keeping people apart?Open for Business is a three-part Outrageous Impact special on the in-person market research industry, the people working in it and the incredible journey they have been on to keep open, safe & delivering for clients. We’ll hear about the ups, downs, the lessons learned and what this tells the wider Market Research sector about how to navigate through a pandemic. This series was made possible with support from our friends at Little Bird Marketing. https://littlebirdmarketing.comFirst up, Bob Qureshi, founder and co-owner of i-view (London, Leeds & Warsaw) viewing facilities. Bob has over 35 years’ industry experience and is amongst a select group of individuals elected as a Fellow of the UK Market Research Society. Bob is based in London.We discuss:-       Starting a business and whether location or clients come first-       The importance of collaboration and leadership during a crisis.-       Bob’s optimism about the future. -       How the firm reacted at difficult moments of the pandemic.-       Body language and more!Find out more about i-view at http://i-viewlondon.com#facetofacemrx #mrx #embracetheresearchspace
In this episode, I chat with Justin Conley, Chief Insights Officer at imageMILL in Japan. Their work combines art & multimedia for corporate identity, web design, film production, photography, advertising & marketing.  Justin was previously Fundraising Director at Greenpeace Canada.We discuss:- The unforgettable experience of being a foreigner in Japan.- The role of honour & respect in Japanese culture.- How decisions really get made.- How Justin has reconciled his history of activism with his role here.- Working patterns.- Using narrative to create change and more. Find out more about imageMill at http://www.imagemill.jp/language/en/en-home/ 
In this episode, I speak to Dan Dackombe, Global Head of Corporate Sales at Unity. Unity is a hugely fast-growing business in the AR, VR space with a focus on automotive, film & animation and construction sectors to name a few.In this chat we cover:- The digital acceleration - Use cases for VR/AR- The future of VR and blended, immersive experiences- What drives Dan- The culture at Unity and much moreFind out more about Dan at https://www.linkedin.com/in/danieldackombe/
Tectonics in health

Tectonics in health

2020-10-0746:36

In this interview, a first. It features music!I chat with Andy Wilkins. Andy is a futurist and customer-centred innovation strategist, who has worked at BT, strategy consultancy ADL and a startup.More recently Andy co-founded a new Think Tank - Vision4Health to build on a new report he co-authored which sets out a provocation to Politicians, Healthcare Leaders and Industry describing a new vision for person-centred public healthcare in a technology-enabled 21st Century.We discuss:How to thrive in conferencesAndy’s music careerWhy consultancies are brought in by clientsThe current UK/England health landscapeThe pressures of centralisation/decentralisation in health policyHonouring the human in innovationFind out more about Vision4Health here.
Guilt free pleasures

Guilt free pleasures

2020-10-0142:38

In this episode, I chat with Mark Bottomley, Creative and Managing Director at The Foundry. The Foundry work with brands and products that promote health, wellbeing and vitality (aka more guilt-free pleasures in life!)We discuss:ParentingDesigning better agenciesMoving from products to servicesPitching & spec workFind out more about The Foundry.
Today I chat with Ed Gyde, CEO of Audience Social Marketing. Ed is a Communications & Marketing professional, who has helped to shape major UK social change campaigns in health such as ‘Talk to FRANK’ and ‘5 a day.’We talk:- Behaviour change- The UK government's approach to communicating these past few months- About the Talk to Frank campaignFind out more about Audience Social Marketing here - http://www.audiencesocialmarketing.com/ 
Life underwater

Life underwater

2020-09-1753:09

In this episode, I chat with freediver Helena Bourdillon. Helena is an all-round badass and extremely awesome human. She talks about what it is like to be 76 metres underwater and the lessons this teaches for life on the surface. One of my favourite interviews ever.Find out more about Helena here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/helenabourdillon/
In this podcast, I interview Kirsten Walkom, Executive Vice President at Smith & Co. We talk crisis and reputation management, what drives her, and much more. Find out more details on Smith & Co at: https://www.smithandcompany.com/about/
Let's Blame Sam

Let's Blame Sam

2020-09-0401:10:45

It is not easy to classify this hugely enjoyable discussion with Prakash Sharma and Reshma Tonse as it spans India, behavioural economics & psychology, a guy called Sam, blame, chocolate and so much more.Find out more about Reshma and Prakash's work at Http://1001stories.in 
In this episode, I chat with Ruth De Vere, Global Head of Behavioural Insights at World Animal Protection. Ruth leads a team of global researchers looking at how to get supporters to take better, more impactful actions to improve the lives of animals.In this chat we discuss: - How her background as a teacher has shaped her approach- The challenges of measuring the impact of research work- Her work studying river gorillas in Cameroon- How she is working to embed behavioural psychology into World Animal Protection- Getting campaigners to consider a customer-first mindset, particularly around fundraisingFind out more about Ruth and World Animal Protection here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruthdevere/
The art of uncertainty

The art of uncertainty

2020-08-2138:50

Here I chat with Michelle Wright, former classical violinist and now CEO of Cause4, a fundraising and programme development consultancy based in the UK.Michelle and I discuss:- Government attitudes to the arts- Why Michelle chose the name Cause4- Crossroads she has faced in her career- Leadership during a pandemic- How the arts sector is stepping up to serve communities- The art of uncertaintyFind out more about Cause4 here - https://www.cause4.co.uk
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