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As well as my own coaching and development work, I enjoy collaborating with like-minded others who are working to put more good out into the world. You can find out more in the slideshow.

If you’d like to collaborate with me, do get in touch by emailing me at hello@louchiu.com

What Kind…? Podcast

Episode 2: What kind of things do you do to show you value your team?

The global impact of, well, 2020 – means that some of the ways we would show or feel appreciation for our people have been removed or made far more difficult. Now we’re back in a recession, what can be done to maintain morale and confidence?

What kind of things do you do to show your team that they are valued? What incentives, rewards, policies or schemes do you think works or are just gimmicks? Or is it something else entirely. Why is it even important in times of uncertainty and global instability?

Episode 3: What kind of change is a good change?

There are seemingly two types of people, right? People who love change and people who hate change; those who bring change and those who resist it. What about intentional change vs unintentional change? Is the change that is within your control the only type of good change?

What kind of change is a good change? What makes change good or bad? What influence do we have personally in times of change? What kind of leaders best navigate their teams during times of change?

Episode 4: What kind of future does yours look like? Join us live on Wednesday 2 September.

Hands up if you have felt helpless, fearful, or lost this year. It’s so much harder to think about the long term future when we’re struggling with meeting our more basic needs: the ability to put food on the table or a roof over our heads; or how we sustain a business in this climate without putting employees’ wellbeing or livelihood at stake.

What kind of future does yours look like? What do you need to be able to start dreaming big again, regardless of your current situation? What resources do you need? How do you make sure you can stay motivated when things get tough?

Episode 5: What kind of a start to a career is this!?

This episode is focused on people who are starting a new career, whether that is their first, second or fifth. This journey is daunting at the best of times, but during a recession, a global pandemic, and civil and political unrest – it’s understandable if things feel helpless. If you’ve recently graduated, just finished college, or looking to start a new career or even your own business, you must have a whole host of questions.

What kind of start to a career is this? We’d love to hear from you so we can explore with you the types of conditions, aspirations and resources that can be helpful as you embark on this next stage. Both Marie and Lou work closely with students and graduates, like Niamh, as well as being business owners themselves.

Episode 6: What kind of leadership do we need now and in the future?

Culturally speaking, we are at a crossroads – with five generations occupying the workplace, for the first time since the industrial revolution. As the political chasm grows wider, and identity becomes more fluid, the demand for employers and leaders to be more inclusive, ethical, innovative, flexible and capable of more than just strategy and productivity. Regardless of your own personal views, the demands on leaders are changing.

What kind of leadership do we need now and in the future? What is that you want to work on to become the leader that is needed? Who does this type of leadership suit best? What kind of examples have you had of great leadership?

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