Welcome to In Your Element – A podcast created for you.
We interview guests from around the globe and engage them in conversations about what it’s like when you’re living and working In Your Element. We discuss how nature’s principles are serving as a guide for developing people, teams and business.
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In Your Element – with Amy C. Edmondson, Harvard Business School, USA
Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School is our latest guest on the podcast. In her early career she worked alongside her hero (and ours) Buckminster Fuller as ‘Chief Engineeer’. What an amazing connection.
Charming and gracious, Amy is a research professor who is ‘In Her Element’ when teaching a group of students, and asking them deep questions to help them make sense and meaning of the topic at hand.
Amy is the author of: The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth, which is currently taking the business world by storm. It is a brilliant read.
In Your Element – with Alex Villarreal, Odisea Consultores, Mexico
Alex Villarreal, Facilitator, Coach, Consultant and Master TetraMap facilitator delivers experiential learning experiences for a range of clients in Mexico and the US. He is the founder of Odisea Consultores, where their focus is on leadership and team development.
He is a mountain and rock climber who has successfully summited Mount Everest, crossed Greenland on skis, and climbed the highest and most remote mountains around the world. He also enjoys being an ultra-marathon trail runner.
It is not surprising then, that the quote Alex chose to share with ‘ In Your Element’ podcast listeners comes from Sir Ernest Shackleton – the trans-Atlantic explorer, whose ship – The Endurance, was crushed by ice. If you don’t know Shackleton’s story yet …..
In Your Element – with Olive Strachan, MBE.
Global business woman, Entrepreneur and Founder of Olive Strachan Resources, Olive has recently been honoured with an MBE in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday honours list.
A whole heap of fun, Olive discusses arriving at Buckingham Palace to receive the award, and her trip up the red carpet to meet Prince Charles.
Aside from her profession, Olive has contributed and undertaken many voluntary roles including becoming a mentor for the NatWest Entrepreneurial Spark Programme, mentoring young entrepreneurs in start-up businesses.
Her love for TetraMap comes shining through. Olive tells us how it changed her life and how she’s used it for 10 years with clients all over the world.
In Your Element – with Andrew Melville – Journalist, Storyteller, Editor, Writer.
We hear from Andrew Melville, a long time friend of TetraMap and also the editor of our book ‘ Develop People and Business the way Nature intended’. Andrew narrates part 3 of the book for our listeners, and in this reading he describes how the Elements go 3D and are mapped onto the exquisitely elegant shape of the tetrahedron.
In Your Element – with Giam Swiegers – former CEO Aurecon – Sydney, 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.
In Your Element – with Leyla Okhai Founding Director of 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. She also worked at the University of Oxford for six years, specialising in increasing applications from underrepresented BAME young people.
In Your Element – with Andrew Melville – Journalist, Storyteller, Writer, Editor
We talk with Andrew Melville, a long time friend of TetraMap and also the editor of our book ‘ Develop People and Business the way Nature intended’. Andrew narrates part 2 of the book for our listeners, and in this short reading he describes how nature’s basic elements – earth, air, water and fire are metaphors for behaviour.
Ian Blackwell is an Executive Coach and Team Effectiveness Facilitator at Astra Zeneca in the UK. Astra Zeneca is one of the world’s leading Bio-Pharmaceutical companies, who employ almost 60,000 people globally.
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.”
In Your Element – with Andrew Melville – Journalist, Storyteller, Writer and Editor – New Zealand
We talk with Andrew Melville, a long time friend of TetraMap and also the editor of our book ‘ Develop People and Business the way Nature intended’.
Andrew narrates part 1 of the book for our listeners, and briefly tell us his own story – meeting TetraMap and how it has helped fulfill his passion – to connect people of difference.
In Your Element – with Sarah Dwyer, Marketing 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 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.
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!
In Your Element – with Fred Tan, Managing Director, Genium and Company, 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.
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
In Your Element -our first podcast with Anne Clews.
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. We are sorry about that, still learning!
Our intention is to share opportunities for deeper insight into how TetraMap impacts lives and adds value across many different contexts, corporations, communities and countries.
We’re learning too. We welcome your input and feedback as to how we can develop this medium in the coming months. In Series One we interview 7 guests and have 3 short TetraMap book readings. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed creating this for you.