Welcome to The Way Change Works: the podcast from the Association of Change Management Professionals.
Our show features global leaders telling inspiring stories about creating lasting and meaningful change in organizations, communities, and lives.
These stories reflect our belief at ACMP, that beyond the technology, processes, and structures that are key elements in our profession, true change is only possible through the positive transformation of human behavior and beliefs.
Hosted by Greg Voeller.
The Intersection of Change Management and Professional Leadership with Magdalena Nowicka Mook
28:36In this episode, Greg speaks with Magdalena Nowicka Mook, CEO of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the leading global organization for coaching and coaches. Their podcast conversation explores the places where change management and professional leadership coaching intersect. How do these professions complement one another?How does coaching support change management?How does change management support coaching?How do changing beliefs and behaviours increase the impact that our clients have on the world? Magdalena’s experience and leadership are invaluable as we explore these questions and improve our capacity to grow the effectiveness of leaders and organizations at all levels. We’ll also discuss a soon-to-be-released White Paper, the result of a joint task force between ICF and ACMP.
Ego-free Leadership, Black-sheep Insights, and How to Leverage Clarity to Drive Certainty with Radka Dohnalová
30:00In this episode, Greg speaks with Radka Dohnalová, the Founder and CEO of ATAIRU, a leading purpose-driven international education company based in the Czech Republic. Radka identifies three main challenges faced by leadership teams as they navigate change: The inability to create clarity. The need to manage resistance.The requirement to create capacity for change. She then shares her approach to overcoming these challenges with a multitude of tools and strategies, including ego-free leadership, black-sheep insights, and the practice of leveraging clarity to drive certainty. Additionally, we dive into the critical components of fulfillment, both professional and personal, as Radka shares her research and insights about talent, passion, and purpose.
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The Convergence of Activism, Humanity, and Change Management with Tuesday Ryan-Hart
25:42In this episode, Greg speaks with Tuesday Ryan-Hart, a Systems Change Strategist at The Outside. Tuesday leads large-scale systems to change with a deep understanding and practice of how equity, when put at the centre of new movements, frees the path to better ideas that work. She helps diverse organizations and communities with shared interests reframe commonly-held assumptions and persistent issues. As change professionals, it’s incredibly important that we connect as humans with the people that we’re trying to impact. Tuesday drives that point home with a heart-wrenching story from her time as an anti-violence against women activist, an area where changes to systems and laws are of life-altering consequence. The conversation explores her journey as a change management professional and her passion and enthusiasm for strengthening equity where equity doesn’t exist.
Installing Change in an Organization's DNA with Gabriela Prado
19:34In this episode, Greg talks with Gabriela Prado, Founder of The Change Lab in Chile. As experts in Applied Change Management, The Change Lab helps organizations quickly adapt by installing change in their DNA. They define themselves as a lab because they believe in the value of experimentation and learning as key aspects of fulfilling their purpose. Gabriela discusses how she and her team brought about a significant culture shift at their client Vida Security. Vida provides financial and asset protection insurance to over 600,000 customers nationally and internationally. The challenge for the Change Lab team was to assist Vida with a cultural transformation that strengthened collaboration, customer focus, new practices, and compliance. This change initiative was undertaken to help Vida achieve their main goal of increasing profits by 50% over five years.
Disrupting the Status Quo with Bernhard Kowatsch
18:40In this episode, Greg is talking with Bernhard Kowatsch, Head of the United Nations World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator. Started in 2015, this global social impact startup accelerator and digital venture builder serves the UN’s World Food Programme and external clients. The Innovation Accelerator has supported over 100 projects, with 16 innovations scaling-up globally to achieve significant impact. In 2021 alone, these projects reached more than 9 million people across 67 countries through WFP’s humanitarian field operations. Innovations supported by the Accelerator have raised more than US $180 million in co-funding. The Accelerator was Awarded Best Workplace for Innovators in both 2020 and 2021 by Fast Company, and Bernhard was one of four Finalists for Fast Company's Innovative Leader of the Year in 2021. Bernhard talks us through the peaks and valleys of establishing a new unit within a large and diverse organization, that has a mandate of disrupting the status quo to bring about significant change, in numerous locations around the world.