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Celebrating International Women’s Day

In CFO, Office Life by Sophie Galtress

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021!

Today is International Women’s Day, and we thought what better way to celebrate this day, than by compiling some of our CFO 4.0 episodes, featuring women in leadership!

Understanding Your Own Strengths to Build a Stronger Finance Team – with Tracy McEachran

In this episode, Hannah chats to Tracy McEachran, Director at Curious Minds Consulting. Tracy specialises in coaching teams and individuals in creativity, diversity, and intelligence. After following a successful career in leadership roles in Sales and Marketing for Cadbury Trebor Bassett, she’s experienced in working across a diverse range of roles and sectors.

They discuss a little bit about Tracy’s background and how she became a Director for Curious Minds Consulting. This podcast episode covers:

  • Why it’s so important to understand your own behaviour before you can help those around you
  • Different strengths you might find within your team
  • How to build a stronger finance team

How to Deal with Conflict Within Your Finance Team – with Louisa Weinstein

In this episode, Hannah interviews Louisa Weinstein. Louisa is the Author of ‘The 7 Principles of Conflict Resolution’ and Founder of The Conflict Resolution Centre. Louisa is dedicated to supporting organisations and individuals. She is an experienced trainer and mediator, and set up The Conflict Resolution Centre. Here, she delivers mediation, training, and early conflict resolution solutions.

In this episode, they discuss the different ways you can diffuse difficult situations in the workplace, and how to reach agreements with colleagues at work, particularly in regards to finance. They also cover:

  • The principles of dealing with conflict
  • How and when to check in with your employees effectively
  • Dealing with resistance to change
  • Top tips for managing conflict remotely

Building Your Personal Brand as a Strategic Finance Leader – with Amelia Sordell

In this episode, Hannah Munro chats to Amelia Sordell. Amelia is the Founder of Klowt, which is a Personal Branding Agency. Amelia and her branding agency help to build authentic, personal brands for leadership, entrepreneurs, and their teams, to help drive real results.

They talk about how to shift the perception of both you and your role in finance. Going from ‘Bean Counter’ to Strategic Visionary.

This episode also covers:

  • What is personal branding? Why is it so important?
  • How you can define your personal brand
  • How you can build a personal brand

The Three Pillars of Financial Transformation – with Hannah Munro

This episode of CFO 4.0 is a little bit different from all the rest. Hannah changes up this episode as it’s her first solo episode! She talks about the three pillars of financial transformation, and also covers what it takes to lead a successful transformation project. Hannah has over a decade of experience under her belt with helping finance teams manage change, and delivering hundreds of projects across a number of industries.

This episode covers:

  • Understanding the 3 pillars of financial transformation
  • Removing barriers to change
  • The science behind successful transformation projects
  • How to motivate your team during a transformation project
  • Practical top tips for your next project

Using Humour to Your Advantage as a Finance Leader – with Dr. Vanessa Marcie

In this episode, Hannah chats to Dr. Vanessa Marcie, a Humour & Leadership Expert at Leading with Humour. Vanessa is an international speaker, who has given over a hundred presentations to global audiences of more than 30 countries. She has been featured in The Financial Times, European Business Review, and has also been selected to be one of the TEDx Cambridge University 2021 speakers.

What to listen out for in this episode:

  • How do men and women approach humour differently?
  • The different types of humour and how to use them effectively
  • The benefits of using humour within your finance team
  • Top tips on incorporating humour into your leadership style

How to Avoid Burnout When Managing Your Remote Finance Team – with Shauna Moran

This episode of CFO 4.0, Join Hannah, as she interviews Shauna Moran. Shauna is the founder of Operate Remote. Operate Remote is an award-winning executive coaching agency, that empowers CEOs and their remote teams to build more emotionally-healthy, engaged, and sustainable organisations – so they can scale and grow with confidence, regardless of their locations.

Shauna has worked with thousands of organisations, such as Webflow, Shell International, Shopify, and many more, all over the world. Operate Remote has been recognised as one of the Top Leadership Training and Coaching Businesses in Europe for 2020!

This episode highlights:

  • Changing the way you communicate to support remote working
  • How to maintain flexibility and your work-life balance, but still ensure good communication and productivity
  • How to manage boundaries
  • Work-life balance in a remote world

We really hope you enjoyed these podcast episodes! You can also listen to more episodes, here.

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! You can email us at info@itassolutions.co.uk, or alternatively, you can give us a call on 01824 780000.