Giam Swiegers, Former CEO, Aurecon –  Australia 

Giam Swiegers was the Global Chief Executive Officer of Aurecon – a global engineering, management and specialist technical services company from February 2015 to January 2019.

A global business leader who is in his element when working in a team environment solving complex problems and strategies to help reposition organisations for their future success.

Recently retired, Giam discusses his work and shares his passions for sailing, jazz and his strong conviction – why diverse teams are critically important for business success.

He is clearly not ‘just a simple accountant’ but a smart, wise and gracious leader who educates and mentors others. Giam highlights the gift of limitations, and believes “if you’re the smartest person in the room, then you’re in the wrong room! “

The quote he chose to share with our listeners; 

The average never wins.

So many gems to highlight in just 20 minutes. Tune in to the full episode.

Presented by: Louise Duncan, TetraMap International. www.tetramap.com
Guest: Giam Swiegers: Linked in 
Blog: The gift Aurecon gave me by Giam Swiegers


Leyla Okhai, Founding Director, Diverse Minds – UK 

Leyla discusses her work in Diversity, Inclusion, Culture and Wellbeing, as well as her intriguing interest in deserts and love of camels. She has an impressive background from her tenure at Imperial College, London where she was the Head of Centre for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. 

Diverse Minds aims to create a positively productive workplace for all through training, coaching and consultancy. The focus is placed on wellbeing, mental health and by understanding differences.

Leyla explains how TetraMap has become an important tool in her toolkit, and how its simplicity helps people open up, relax, laugh, and be creative whilst learning about themselves and others. She appreciates how it provides a safe way to celebrate uniqueness, diversity, difference and culture.

Her brilliant book recommendation  – Rejection Proof, comes from Jia Jiang along with YouTube videos and a TED talk – gives all us much more to explore. 

Listen here 

Rejection is human. Rejection is human interaction with two sides. It often says more about the rejector than the rejectee and should never be used as a universal truth and sole judgement of merit.  


Andrew Melville, Journalist, Storyteller, Writer, Editor – New Zealand

We talk with Andrew Melville, a long time friend of TetraMap and the editor of our book ‘Develop People and Business the way Nature intended’. 

Andrew continues his narration of the book for our podcast listeners.   
In this short episode,  Andrew narrates part 2  and describes how nature’s basic elements – earth, air, water and fire are metaphors for behaviour. His reading ends with the Henry Ford quote… 

“If there is any secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from his angle as well as your own. ”  

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Andrew has recently published his own book, which he uses in facilitation workshops.   
The Weave: The Surprising Unity in Difference. Offers a bold new model and metaphor for navigating today’s complex world. It builds on the ancient and universal craft of weaving, to offer pathways in communication, engagement and facilitation. 

 


Ian Blackwell, Executive Coach & Team Effectiveness Facilitator, Astra Zeneca, UK

Ian describes TetraMap as a game changer for teams at Astra Zeneca. He says ” it validates people, it enhances their self-esteem and most importantly, allows for difference to be seen as a team strength.”

 This interview is full of depth, and breadth. If you want to understand more about TetraMap’s ability to be a game changer in the hands of a fantastic facilitator, we’re sure you’ll hear many gems from Ian.  

His personal highlight from TetraMap as a facilitator is learning to ‘trust the process’ and in doing so without exception is amazed at the richness of the learning the experience provides for participants. It helps people be true to themselves, and give them a real sense of value and purpose within themselves.

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Although Ian likes the Lao Tzu quote “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished”

his favourite is from Gandhi  “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Ian is a highly motivational and engaging coaching professional, aspiring leaders and teams at all levels of the business in areas of development, change and improvement.  He is a qualified Executive Coach, a NLP Master Practitioner and a practitioner of EQi 2.0, MBTI, FIRO-B, Team Effectiveness and TetraMap. 

Ian would like to hear from you if you want to connect or have questions.
e: ian.blackwell@astrazeneca.com

Astra Zeneca is one of the world’s leading Bio-Pharmaceutical companies, who employ almost 60,000 people globally. 


Andrew Melville, Journalist, Storyteller, Writer, Editor – New Zealand

We talk with Andrew Melville, a long time friend of TetraMap and the editor of our book ‘Develop People and Business the way Nature intended’. 

Andrew narrates part 1 of the book for our listeners, a  brilliant  reminder of the value of the book as a resource full of gems and wisdom from TetraMap’s Founders.  He briefly tell us his own story – of meeting TetraMap and how it has helped fulfill his passion – to connect people of difference. 

Listen here 

Andrew has recently published his own book, which he uses in facilitation workshops.   
The Weave: The Surprising Unity in Difference. Offers a bold new model and metaphor for navigating today’s complex world. It builds on the ancient and universal craft of weaving, to offer pathways in communication, engagement and facilitation. 


Sarah Dwyer, Marketing and Events expert, New Zealand 

Our latest episode features Sarah Dwyer.  Sarah held a marketing role at TetraMap International where she worked with as part of our team for four years. During that time, she made many fantastic contributions to our development and community-  including our brand guidelines.     

Just before she moved on to a new opportunity we took some time to gain her insights. This was a truly beneficial working relationship and partnership, and definitely one that left both parties in a better place than when we started.

In this episode, Sarah discusses what she’s learned from integrating TetraMap into her approach to work and family life. She describes TetraMap as a way of life, a philosophy, an ecosystem and a gift that keeps on giving.

Listen here 

Sarah chose the powerful Lao Tzu quote to share
“Without going beyond his own nature, one cannot achieve ultimate wisdom.”

A jam-packed 14 minutes!

 


Fred Tan, Genium & Co, Singapore 

We are delighted to chat with Fred Tan who recently founded Genium and Company – along with two colleagues after a distinguished military career with Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). 

Fred shares his passion for developing leaders and provides unique insights into why Singapore Armed Forces chose to use a simple tool – TetraMap – for developing its young military leaders.

Listen here  

For eight years as Head of the SAF’s Centre for Leadership Development (CLD), Fred systematically implemented a top-of-class leadership development system for a pipeline of 15,000 military leaders annually, and championed the seeding of an open learning culture in the organization. Under his charge, the Centre won the HRM Asia’s “Best in Leadership Development Award” in 2016.  

The quote he chose to share is a Native American Cherokee proverb “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” 

 


Anne Clews is our very first guest. Anne is Head of Performance Learning at Curium Solutions UK, and her expertise is outstanding.

Anne highlights her 10+year leadership journey with TetraMap, how integrating its principles into work and life has changed her worldview.

She gives tips and insights into developing great teams and how understanding the importance of being quiet can add significant value.

Her quote from Susan Cain’s book Quiet -“Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured” gives us all some excellent reminders.

Lots packed into 18 minutes! Listen here on our website or find us on itunes or tune in radio. Spotify coming soon.  

Note: you may hear background interference from our internet connection. We hope it doesn’t distract you from outstanding content. Sorry about that,  we’re still learning! 


In Your Element – purpose and trailer 

We committed to share the impact and amplify the importance of the work of facilitators globally and as part of our strategy, we’ve created a podcast for you. I’ve learned so much already, and not only about podcasting!

Who will be our very first guest? 
Listen to the trailer and choose your favourite podcast platform.

 

 

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