Gina Gardiner on motivating your team and finding excellence – MAF132

This week my guest is Gina Gardiner.

After a skiing accident left her with a progressive disability she’s gone on to build top performing teams in schools and now, businesses.

We talk about finding the gift in every challenge you face, motivating your team and finding excellence.

Welcome to episode 132 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast.

Gina Gardiner on motivating your team and finding excellence - MAF132

What you’ll hear about in this episode

  • Finding the gift in every challenge you face
  • Looking for the catalyst for change
  • Letting the team take responsibility for their own emotional and physical state
  • How to model by example, set clear, explicit, shared and expectations
  • Finding what better looks like and achieving the excellence missing in most organisations

Who is Gina Gardiner?

As an inspirational speaker, corporate business coach and executive life coach, Gina works with emergent, middle and senior managers, and their teams, to help people fulfil their personal and professional potential.

Whether it’s helping to develop confidence, leadership, or empowering individuals to see themselves as the solution, Gina’s 30 years of experience in the development of leadership has shown her that with the right perspective on life, there are ways and means of achieving your goals.

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David Ferguson on keeping a start-up culture as your company grows larger – MAF131

This week my guest is David Ferguson from Nucleus.

I interviewed David as part of my preparation for my recent speech at Content Marketing Academy Live 2017. The talk was about keeping marketing simple as you grow from start-up to big company.

Nucleus has done this and David gave me some great tips which I weaved into my presentation. Listen to all of David’s ideas in this great chat.

Welcome to episode 131 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast.

David Ferguson on keeping a start-up culture as your company grows larger - Marketing and Finance Podcast Episode 131

What you’ll hear about in this episode

  • How to “Think big. Act small. Be humble.”
  • Keeping your marketing simple no matter how large your company grows
  • How to avoid compliance complexity in regulated industries
  • Putting together sensible social media practices
  • Using content and live events to engage with your customers

Who is David Ferguson?

After spending time as a trainee actuary with Life Association of Scotland before stints with Ivory & Sime, Scottish Life International and strategic consultancy The Abacus, David started Nucleus Financial. In 2016 the Scottish Government appointed David as one of their FinTech envoys for Scotland.

Nucleus is based a stone’s throw from where I used to work at Bright Grey, and indeed we’ve swapped marketing and cultural ideas over the years.

David is a prolific user of social media and a frequent media commentator.

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Ken Course on why business development revolves around answering customer questions – MAF130

In this episode, my guest is Ken Course.

He specialises in helping businesses find their next customers. We talk about why  business development revolves around answering customer questions.

Welcome to episode 130 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast.

Ken Course on why business development revolves around answering customer questions - MAF130

What you’ll hear about in this episode

  • How to focus on your highest and best skills and outsource the rest
  • Systemising the most common questions you get asked to free you up to find more clients
  • Reducing your reliance on referrals by tapping into technology
  • Why the world now revolves around answering questions
  • How were all teachers and why we need to stand out

Who is Ken Course?

US-based Ken is the founder of Explore Momentum and leads a community called “Your Momentum Now,” which is completely built around helping you create results. He’ll help you find your next customer, fill your next event, grow your database, put systems in place, and make more sales.

Ken knows all about: Marketing automation, speaking and training, developing and launching information products, coaching and speaking very loudly

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