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EP:01 – Welcome to the Podcast

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Tara

This Launch episode serves to orient the listener on what the show is about, why I believe it is important and the kinds of conversations I hope to have with invited guests. The show also speaks to the flow of the conversation leaving the listener with some practical takeaways and nuggets they can apply for affect. This episode is designed to give you the listener an insight into me your Podcast host. You can also visit my own website if you are keen to know more at taranolan.ie. The following comprise a rough summary of what I shared on this launch episode 

Show Notes

Introduction: I am now trading as a Team Coach and Leadership Coach in Dublin Ireland. I haven’t always been a coach and in fact have had three distinct careers. I started life out as an Investment Banker screaming for the best deals, morphed into becoming a Head Hunter and in 2006 I studied to learn how to be a coach, what I now see as my passion & career. This podcast series is to my mind an important contribution to the practice of “Teaming” I am hoping that this series helps Leaders and team members or anyone supporting teams to develop gain massive traction on the things that matter most to them from the insights and wisdom shared over these series of conversations.  That is my purpose. 

Podcast episode summary: This Launch episode serves to orient the listener on what the show is about, why I believe it is important and the kinds of conversations I hope to have with invited guests. The show also speaks to the flow of the conversation leaving the listener with some practical takeaways and nuggets they can apply for affect. This episode is designed to give you the listener an insight into me your Podcast host. You can also visit my own website if you are keen to know more at taranolan.ie. The following comprise a rough summary of what I shared on this launch episode 

  • Welcome to the show by me Tara Nolan, Team and Leadership Coach
  • My professional career spanning 30 years where I have been an Investment Banker, Head Hunter and now Top Team Coach and Leadership Coach
  • My experience working on 2 fabulous teams and also a woeful team where I existed only to survive
  • My business case for putting out a show of this nature. I see the world as VUCA-volatile uncertain, constantly changing and ambiguous. This is a tough place for many. How to navigate and still be productive 
  • Our wicked problems such as Healthcare, Climate Change, Homelessness and loneliness are real concerns and need to be solved by teams who can collaborate
  • Over the last 100 years we have gotten very used to working in hierarchies and used to working up and down that construct. We are less good at teaming. 
  • Many have not worked on a real team or understand what that means.
  • I want to create a learning lab where people can listen to my podcasts and glean pertinent information to help their team life be more fun, engaging and productive
  • I want my guests to share real stories. I want my listeners to be in a conversation with a leader a leader who has worked through the same challenges and whilst their context is different the listener can leave the call with some pertinent nuggets and some inspiration
  • This is a podcast designed to reveal the secrets to increased performance on teams, increased innovation and emotional engagement 
  • This is a podcast where Leaders and practitioners can share their methodologies, models or frameworks that helped development 
  • Each episode will start with an introduction by me, a discussion of my guest’s backstory and then dive into their experience working with or on teams. I will attempt to glean real stories and to ask for real nuggets and perhaps a pertinent book or topic that they find interesting.
  • My aim is to build a repository of great wisdom in a digestible format so that leaders and team members do not have to be blind to the work it takes to build great teams. 
  • Here is what I would love to cover, the basics, design and structure to support teams, types of teams, Assessments, models and frameworks that can be used for teams, psychological safety and what it means for teams, systems thinking, mindfulness, team dynamics, team coaching and toxicity on teams. 

Resources: the following include the resources we alluded to over the course of our conversation

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