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"...entertaining and informative. I like your casual and inclusive style." - Nigel Smith, PMP, Agile Coach & PMI UK Chapter Board Member. Discovering the rich and varied background of the leading names in project management from around the globe. In-depth conversations about how they became project managers and advice they have for the rest of us. From leaders in project management to leading thinkers in management, this show will help elevate your personal impact and your leadership skills. Remember you can claim PDUs for listening to podcasts read less
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#159 Colin D Ellis, The Geting Sh*t Done Guy (Part2) (rerun)
01-04-2024
#159 Colin D Ellis, The Geting Sh*t Done Guy (Part2) (rerun)
In this episode I have a rerun of my chat with Colin D Ellis, The Getting Sh*t Done Guy. About Colin Colin is an award-winning international speaker, Amazon #1 best-selling author and renowned culture change expert who works with organisations around the world to help them transform the way they get things done. Able to draw on more than 30 years of public and private sector leadership experience in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, Colin shares his knowledge of workplace culture and project management through his new book Culture Hacks.His work is presented using anecdotes, statistics, practical insights and plenty of humour to ensure that audiences are engaged and laughing! He shares his knowledge of workplace culture and gets people talking through his emphasis on people being the best version of themselves and creating cultures they can be proud of. You can get a copy of his latest book here: www.colindellis.com/the+project+book   Amazon : The Project Book   For more information about Colin take a look at the following links: Website: www.colindellis.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colindellis/ Email: colin@colindellis.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/colindellis To get a free copy of When I Were a Project Manager click here. To get a copy of The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters, click here. Support the Show If you want  to support the show here are a few ways Share with your friends Write us a stellar five-star review on the listening platform(s) of your choice Purchase one of the books, link here One of the guests books through our syndicate links Have a listen to our record the Twelve Days of Project on iTunes, amazon music, Spotify or google play music. Hit subscribe and come back again Pop over to patreon.com/sundaylunchpm --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sundaylunchpm/message
#158 Colin D Ellis, The Getting Sh*t Done Guy (Part 1) (Rerun)
25-03-2024
#158 Colin D Ellis, The Getting Sh*t Done Guy (Part 1) (Rerun)
In this episode I have a rerun of my chat with Colin D Ellis, The Getting Sh*t Done Guy. About Colin Colin is an award-winning international speaker, Amazon #1 best-selling author and renowned culture change expert who works with organisations around the world to help them transform the way they get things done. Able to draw on more than 30 years of public and private sector leadership experience in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, Colin shares his knowledge of workplace culture and project management through his new book Culture Hacks.His work is presented using anecdotes, statistics, practical insights and plenty of humour to ensure that audiences are engaged and laughing! He shares his knowledge of workplace culture and gets people talking through his emphasis on people being the best version of themselves and creating cultures they can be proud of. You can get a copy of his latest book here: www.colindellis.com/the+project+book   Amazon : The Project Book   For more information about Colin take a look at the following links: Website: www.colindellis.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colindellis/ Email: colin@colindellis.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/colindellis To get a free copy of When I Were a Project Manager click here. To get a copy of The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters, click here. Support the Show If you want  to support the show here are a few ways Share with your friends Write us a stellar five-star review on the listening platform(s) of your choice Purchase one of the books, link here One of the guests books through our syndicate links Have a listen to our record the Twelve Days of Project on iTunes, amazon music, Spotify or google play music. Hit subscribe and come back again Pop over to patreon.com/sundaylunchpm --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sundaylunchpm/message
#157 Beate Chelette, The Growth Architect (Part1)
11-03-2024
#157 Beate Chelette, The Growth Architect (Part1)
This week we have part two of my chat with Beate Chelette, The Growth Architect and founder of The Women’s Code. She creates strategies, designs, process maps and blueprints for visionaries and leaders who want to maximize their profits and scale their impact.  A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, Beate bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly-successful global business and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal. Beate is “One of 100 Top Global Thought Leaders in 2021” by PeopleHum and “One of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs by HuffPost. She is the author of the #1 International Award Winning Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go from Overwhelmed to Awesome”–a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.” Recent clients include Amazon, Chevron, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Johnson & Jonson, Merck, the Women’s Legislative Caucus of California Cal State University Dominguez Hills, the Greater Los Angeles Realtor Association,Advertising Agency TracyLocke and thousands of small businesses. Website: https://beatechelette.com/ Social Media Links Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beatechelette/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beatechelette Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeateChelette Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@GrowthArchitecture --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sundaylunchpm/message
Beate Chelette, The Growth Architect (video)
11-03-2024
Beate Chelette, The Growth Architect (video)
This week we have Beate Chelette, The Growth Architect and founder of The Women’s Code. She creates strategies, designs process maps and blueprints for visionaries and leaders who want to maximize their profits and scale their impact.  A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, Beate bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly-successful global business and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal. Beate is “One of 100 Top Global Thought Leaders in 2021” by PeopleHum and “One of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs by HuffPost. She is the author of the #1 International Award Winning Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go from Overwhelmed to Awesome”–a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.” Recent clients include Amazon, Chevron, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Johnson & Jonson, Merck, the Women’s Legislative Caucus of California Cal State University Dominguez Hills, the Greater Los Angeles Realtor Association,Advertising Agency TracyLocke and thousands of small businesses. Website: https://beatechelette.com/ Social Media Links Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beatechelette/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beatechelette Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeateChelette Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@GrowthArchitecture --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sundaylunchpm/message
#156 Beate Chelette, The Growth Architect (Part 1)
04-03-2024
#156 Beate Chelette, The Growth Architect (Part 1)
This week we have part one of my chat with Beate Chelette, The Growth Architect and founder of The Women’s Code. She creates strategies, designs, process maps and blueprints for visionaries and leaders who want to maximize their profits and scale their impact.  A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, Beate bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly-successful global business and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal. Beate is “One of 100 Top Global Thought Leaders in 2021” by PeopleHum and “One of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs by HuffPost. She is the author of the #1 International Award Winning Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go from Overwhelmed to Awesome”–a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.” Recent clients include Amazon, Chevron, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Johnson & Jonson, Merck, the Women’s Legislative Caucus of California Cal State University Dominguez Hills, the Greater Los Angeles Realtor Association,Advertising Agency TracyLocke and thousands of small businesses. Website: https://beatechelette.com/ Social Media Links Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beatechelette/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beatechelette Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeateChelette Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@GrowthArchitecture --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sundaylunchpm/message
Felicity Dwyer, The Connections Crafter (Full video)
27-02-2024
Felicity Dwyer, The Connections Crafter (Full video)
This episode we have the full video interview with Felicity Dwyer, The Connections Crafter. About Felicity Felicity is a CIPD qualified trainer, an accredited Time to Think Facilitator and a Clean Language Facilitator. Her passion is to facilitate connection, thinking and learning. She works with organisations, teams and individuals to help them think deeply, communicate effectively, and generate an environment of trust and psychological safety.  Her group workshops and team development sessions draw on a range of evidence-based, creative and effective ideas, taught in a practical and accessible way.   She is also an experienced coach and offers one-to-one thinking partnerships for leaders and managers, with a focus on successful navigation of change and transition. People work at their best in environments which encourage openness, trust and connection. As a facilitator, trainer, and coach, she help individuals, leaders and teams to connect and communicate effectively at work. Motivation and high performance are enhanced as people understand and appreciate each other. Ongoing learning is enabled through a positive team culture. In her book Crafting Connection, you’ll find a wealth of ideas on how to develop meaningful professional and personal relationships. Web: https://felicitydwyer.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/felicitydwyer/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sundaylunchpm/message
#155 Lindsay Scott, The PMO Flash Mob Collector (Part 2)(Rerun)
26-02-2024
#155 Lindsay Scott, The PMO Flash Mob Collector (Part 2)(Rerun)
In this episode I have a rerun of part 2 of my chat with Lindsay Scott, The PMO Mob Collector. Lindsay Scott co-founded Arras People in 2002 following a career at Esso and Hewlett Packard. Following her graduation from Manchester University, Lindsay went onto work within the recruitment arm of Esso before leaving to join Hewlett Packard. At Hewlett Packard, she worked within the professional services consulting division, first as a Project Co-ordinator and then the Project Office Manager for the division. It was during her time at Hewlett Packard, recruiting for a project office of 20+ members that Lindsay came face to face with the issues of recruiting good project management professionals.  When the opportunity came along to set up her own business she knew there was definitely a place in the UK recruitment market for a recruitment agency that really understood its subject matter.  Lindsay manages the marketing and sales function at Arras People today; in addition, she still occasionally recruits for PMO roles (because she can’t resist!) and provides careers clinics for PMO professionals. Lindsay also carries out speaking engagements on project management careers topics and can be contacted through Arras People for more information.  For more information about Lindsay take a look at the following links: Website:: arraspeople.co.uk or pmoflashmob.org Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/pmolindsay Twitter: www.twitter.com/arraspeople Blog: arraspeople.co.uk/camel-blog --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sundaylunchpm/message
#154 Lindsay Scott, The PMO Flash Mob Collector (Part 1)(Rerun)
20-02-2024
#154 Lindsay Scott, The PMO Flash Mob Collector (Part 1)(Rerun)
In this episode I have a rerun of part 1 of my chat with Lindsay Scott, The PMO Mob Collector. Lindsay Scott co-founded Arras People in 2002 following a career at Esso and Hewlett Packard. Following her graduation from Manchester University, Lindsay went onto work within the recruitment arm of Esso before leaving to join Hewlett Packard. At Hewlett Packard, she worked within the professional services consulting division, first as a Project Co-ordinator and then the Project Office Manager for the division. It was during her time at Hewlett Packard, recruiting for a project office of 20+ members that Lindsay came face to face with the issues of recruiting good project management professionals.  When the opportunity came along to set up her own business she knew there was definitely a place in the UK recruitment market for a recruitment agency that really understood its subject matter.  Lindsay manages the marketing and sales function at Arras People today; in addition, she still occasionally recruits for PMO roles (because she can’t resist!) and provides careers clinics for PMO professionals. Lindsay also carries out speaking engagements on project management careers topics and can be contacted through Arras People for more information.  For more information about Lindsay take a look at the following links: Website:: arraspeople.co.uk or pmoflashmob.org Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/pmolindsay Twitter: www.twitter.com/arraspeople Blog: arraspeople.co.uk/camel-blog --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sundaylunchpm/message
#151 Felicity Dwyer, The Connections Crafter (Part 2)
28-01-2024
#151 Felicity Dwyer, The Connections Crafter (Part 2)
This week we have part two of my interview with Felicity Dwyer, The Connections Crafter. About Felicity Felicity is a CIPD qualified trainer, an accredited Time to Think Facilitator and a Clean Language Facilitator. Her passion is to facilitate connection, thinking and learning. She works with organisations, teams and individuals to help them think deeply, communicate effectively, and generate an environment of trust and psychological safety.  Her group workshops and team development sessions draw on a range of evidence-based, creative and effective ideas, taught in a practical and accessible way.   She is also an experienced coach and offers one-to-one thinking partnerships for leaders and managers, with a focus on successful navigation of change and transition. People work at their best in environments which encourage openness, trust and connection. As a facilitator, trainer, and coach, she help individuals, leaders and teams to connect and communicate effectively at work. Motivation and high performance are enhanced as people understand and appreciate each other. Ongoing learning is enabled through a positive team culture. In her book Crafting Connection, you’ll find a wealth of ideas on how to develop meaningful professional and personal relationships. Web: https://felicitydwyer.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/felicitydwyer/ Get her book here: https://amzn.to/3SAzD56 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sundaylunchpm/message
#150 Felicity Dwyer, The Connections Crafter (Part 1)
23-01-2024
#150 Felicity Dwyer, The Connections Crafter (Part 1)
This week I have part one of my interview with Felicity Dwyer, The Connections Crafter. About Felicity Felicity is a CIPD qualified trainer, an accredited Time to Think Facilitator and a Clean Language Facilitator. Her passion is to facilitate connection, thinking and learning. She works with organisations, teams and individuals to help them think deeply, communicate effectively, and generate an environment of trust and psychological safety.  Her group workshops and team development sessions draw on a range of evidence-based, creative and effective ideas, taught in a practical and accessible way.   She is also an experienced coach and offers one-to-one thinking partnerships for leaders and managers, with a focus on successful navigation of change and transition. People work at their best in environments which encourage openness, trust and connection. As a facilitator, trainer, and coach, she help individuals, leaders and teams to connect and communicate effectively at work. Motivation and high performance are enhanced as people understand and appreciate each other. Ongoing learning is enabled through a positive team culture. In her book Crafting Connection, you’ll find a wealth of ideas on how to develop meaningful professional and personal relationships. Web: https://felicitydwyer.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/felicitydwyer/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sundaylunchpm/message
#149 Iris Clermont, The Business Coach (Part 2)
14-01-2024
#149 Iris Clermont, The Business Coach (Part 2)
This week we have part two of my interview with Iris Clermont, The Business Coach. Support the Show Shop In the shop we have a chance to buy mine and my guests' books, I get a bit of cash for all of them. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.nigelcreaser.com/shop⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Sponsors I have some great affiliates that I am working with Online PM Courses: Dr Mike Clayton offers a variety of project management courses for the beginner just starting out to a seasoned professional wanting to hone their skill. Check it out here ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.nigelcreaser.com/onlinepmcourses⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ AirManual: This software provides an excellent solution to documenting processes, but does much more than just documenting it creates an easily maintainable and useable set of process documentation, including interactive checklists. Rather than an out-of-data Visio diagram and a pile of difficult to navigate and maintain Word documents you get a one-stop tool. Check it out here ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.nigelcreaser.com/airmanual⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Riverside: To create a podcast you need good tools and I would, and have recommended Riverside to anyone wanting to create a podcast. It allows you to record, edit, interview and manage all of your podcasts. Even the free layer gives enough features and functionality for me to run my whole show, so if you are planning to start a podcast or know someone who is go to ⁠www.nigelcreaser.com/riverside⁠ Patreon If you just fancy buying me a coffee or similar why not pop to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.patreon.com/sundaylunchpm⁠ ⁠ About Iris Iris Clermont is a No.1 Best seller author of the book ‘Team Magic’. With more than 25 years of experience with international teams and organisations in the field of telecommunications in more than 20 countries, I offer you coaching programmes running during your ongoing business for your key managers, projects and teams. I work together with you to lead your team effectively and sustainably to success, in spite of any turbulent changes. From a situation where there is a lack of solution-focus during and after a restructuring process or a merger -> to an organisation that proactively and effectively implements company objectives.From a situation of overload, where everything has top priority and the emails can no-longer be worked through -> to a clearly communicated priorities based on customer, shareholder and company long term strategies perspectives. From reciprocal finger-pointing, from allocation of blame across departmental boundaries, from conflicts that go on and on for years -> to a shared, appreciative, motivated, effective working together where individual strengths and team strengths are used to their best advantage. Books Team Rhythm: ⁠https://amzn.to/3NPfDZJ⁠ Team Magic: ⁠https://amzn.to/41S58us⁠ Find out more Website: ⁠https://aiccoaching.com/⁠ Social Media Links: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/iris-clermont-9199b17/?originalSubdomain=de⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sundaylunchpm/message
#148 Iris Clermont, The Business Coach (Part 1)
08-01-2024
#148 Iris Clermont, The Business Coach (Part 1)
This week we have part one of my interview with Iris Clermont, The Business Coach. Support the Show Shop In the shop we have a chance to buy mine and my guests' books, I get a bit of cash for all of them. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.nigelcreaser.com/shop⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Sponsors I have some great affiliates that I am working with Online PM Courses: Dr Mike Clayton offers a variety of project management courses for the beginner just starting out to a seasoned professional wanting to hone their skill. Check it out here ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.nigelcreaser.com/onlinepmcourses⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ AirManual: This software provides an excellent solution to documenting processes, but does much more than just documenting it creates an easily maintainable and useable set of process documentation, including interactive checklists. Rather than an out-of-data Visio diagram and a pile of difficult to navigate and maintain Word documents you get a one-stop tool. Check it out here ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.nigelcreaser.com/airmanual⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠ Riverside: To create a podcast you need good tools and I would, and have recommended Riverside to anyone wanting to create a podcast. It allows you to record, edit, interview and manage all of your podcasts. Even the free layer gives enough features and functionality for me to run my whole show, so if you are planning to start a podcast or know someone who is go to ⁠www.nigelcreaser.com/riverside⁠ Patreon If you just fancy buying me a coffee or similar why not pop to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.patreon.com/sundaylunchpm⁠ About Iris Iris Clermont is a No.1 Best seller author of the book ‘Team Magic’. With more than 25 years of experience with international teams and organisations in the field of telecommunications in more than 20 countries, I offer you coaching programmes running during your ongoing business for your key managers, projects and teams. I work together with you to lead your team effectively and sustainably to success, in spite of any turbulent changes. From a situation where there is a lack of solution-focus during and after a restructuring process or a merger -> to an organisation that proactively and effectively implements company objectives.From a situation of overload, where everything has top priority and the emails can no-longer be worked through -> to a clearly communicated priorities based on customer, shareholder and company long term strategies perspectives. From reciprocal finger-pointing, from allocation of blame across departmental boundaries, from conflicts that go on and on for years -> to a shared, appreciative, motivated, effective working together where individual strengths and team strengths are used to their best advantage. Books Team Rhythm: https://amzn.to/3NPfDZJ Team Magic: https://amzn.to/41S58us Find out more Website: https://aiccoaching.com/ Social Media Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iris-clermont-9199b17/?originalSubdomain=de --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sundaylunchpm/message
#145 Glenn Parker, The Positive Influence Guy (Part 2)
03-12-2023
#145 Glenn Parker, The Positive Influence Guy (Part 2)
This week I have part 2 of my interview with Glenn Parker, The Positive Influence Guy, Glenn, the only child of two hard-working parents, grew up on the streets of New York City. He played street games like stickball, punchball, 3-box baseball and Johnny-on-the Pony with his buddies. He loved the competitive aspects of sports and the opportunities it provided for leadership. As he got older and taller, he moved on to competitive schoolyard and recreational league basketball. All these experiences came together and evolved when he attended an 8-week summer camp in upstate New York. Glenn especially loved the camp season finale when the entire camp of several hundred youngsters was divided into two teams for a week of Olympic-style competition in all manner of sports from baseball to archery to swimming. At age 15 Glenn was selected to serve as captain of one team where led a group of boys that ranged from five to 15 years of age requiring him to provide leadership in the form of support, motivation and positive influence to a varied group. In high school and later in college, Glenn played varsity sports where he learned the values of hard work, practice and collaboration. The sum total of these experiences helped Glenn learn that when he worked hard --- whether in sports or in the classroom ---- he succeeded. He took those values into his work life. After working for several organizations, Glenn and a colleague started a small business as training and organizational development consultants. The business took Glenn to all parts of the US giving him the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people working in a wide variety of industries and occupations. During this time, he narrowed the focus of the consulting to building effective teams and creating team-based organizations. Glenn always loved to write --- his first article was published while he was still in graduate school --- but it took a while for him to work up the courage and confidence to write a book. With the encouragement of Peter Block, Jossey-Bass published his first book, Team Players and Teamwork in 1990 that went on to be a best-seller. The book included a self-assessment survey which was subsequently published as a separate booklet and went on to sell more than one million copies as the Parker Team Player Survey. Many books and leader guides followed including another best-seller, Cross-Functional Teams: Working with Allies, Enemies and Other Strangers. His most recent book, co-authored with his son, Michael is Positive Influence: The Leader Who Helps People Become Their Best Self (HRD Press, 2020). A graduate of City College of New York with a B.A., Glenn also holds an M.A. from the University of Illinois and has studied for the doctorate at Cornell. He also studied at the University of Oslo. Outside of work Glenn has always been on the front lines of political and social causes as well as charitable issues such as cancer. He is a cancer survivor and long-time volunteer with the American Cancer Society. He co-founded Run for Dad, an annual event that draws some 1,500 people and is designed to raise awareness about the dangers of prostate cancer and funds for cancer research. Glenn and his wife, Judy, live in central New Jersey. They are parents of three grown children and grandparents to six wonderful grandchildren all of whom live nearby. Judy and Glenn share of love of travel having visited numerous places around the world to enjoy art, culture, history and good food. Website www.thepositiveinfluenceleader.com Social Media Links https://www.linkedin.com/in/glennparker/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sundaylunchpm/message