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By Louise

In Your Element

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.

Latest Podcast

In Your Element – TetraMap, A systemic framework for positive change, with Prof. Hector Rodriguez, Mexico

December 11, 2020 | Louise

Hector describes how he discovered and fell in love with TetraMap many years ago - initially as a simple model for understanding difference and diversity.

Older Podcasts

In Your Element – Nature, Psychology and Coronavirus with Dr. Matthew Adams

November 25, 2020 | Louise

Dr. Matthew Adams is a Principal Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Brighton, UK.

Matthew is an advocate of psychological, cultural and social approaches to experiences of distress that challenge medical and individualist models. He has undertaken research and written extensively on the healing benefits of nature and human-nature relations in an era of unprecedented ecological crisis. 

In Your Element – Everything is an object of design with Maureen Thurston

October 5, 2020 | Louise

Maureen’s 40-year career as an industrial designer has spanned the globe, multiple industries and creative disciplines. Her diverse background as an entrepreneur, educator and consultant has manifested itself into her current role as the world’s first Chief Experience Officer (CXO) for an engineering firm Aurecon – quite possibly the first CXO in any of the big-4 professional service firms today.  

In Your Element – Personality isn’t Permanent with Ben Hardy PhD

June 23, 2020 | Louise

Dr. Benjamin Hardy has a PhD in Organizational Psychology, he’s the bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work.  From 2015-2018, he was the #1 writer in the world on Medium.com his blogs have been read by over 100 million people!  

In Your Element – Change the Learning Game with Lorenzo Giliomee

May 19, 2020 | Louise

Constantly curious, Lorenzo Giliomee was Head of People Development at the mobile phone network O2 where he worked for over 5 years until recently.  

In Your Element – Bouncing Forward with Pete Clark from 21 Whispers

May 11, 2020 | Louise

21 Whispers was born to build that very capability.

Covid-19 Special – Mindset and Resilience with Leadership psychologist Liz Payne

March 27, 2020 | Louise

Liz has been working with one of Australia's largest organisations to prepare for 'The future of work' - including remote working and to support employee wellbeing. Remote working isn't new, but what is new is the scale, pace and impact of the change. 

In Your Element – Mastering Metaphor

March 10, 2020 | Louise

At the heart of TetraMap and its success is the use of nature as a metaphor. Aristotle said  to master and use metaphor was a sign of genius. 

In Your Element – A positive practical perspective on conflict resolution with Dr. Jane Beddall

February 17, 2020 | Louise

Jane Beddall is from Connecticut USA. She is a lawyer with a focus on mediation and conflict resolution with a particular interest in family businesses.

In Your Element – Leading for a Better World with Nicki Davey

February 10, 2020 | Louise

Nicki shares her passion for nature and illustrates how she includes this in all her workshops to bring a greater sense of connection to each other and the planet we live on. She says in some way that many humans have become removed from a primal understanding of how we are all simply part of nature's ecosystem.

In Your Element – The Nature of Planning

January 22, 2020 | Louise

Whether strategic planning, project planning, or planning an event, the process can and should be an enjoyable and productive experience. TetraMap planning sessions bring us the best in people and a strong commitment to implementing the plan.

In Your Element – The Nature of Sales and Service

January 16, 2020 | Louise

Selling and buying anything is, like nature, a balance of Earth, Air Water and Fire. Whether you're buying or selling, understanding the nature of the Elements is helpful.

In Your Element – Catalysing Action on Inclusive Leadership at O2, with Allyson Fay

December 5, 2019 | Louise

Ally shares some interesting insights into her research with the Elements at O2 and the differing perceptions of their ability to reach a senior leadership position within the business.

In Your Element – Leadership lessons from Fire and Emergency NZ with Dr. Mark Long

November 20, 2019 | Louise

Mark shares some key findings from his doctoral research conducted with Fire and Emergency New Zealand which operates with a significant and highly trained volunteer workforce. In this 30 minute episode he shares more about the nature of volunteers and strategies leaders can use in promoting the worth, dignity and development of volunteers to foster unity and enhance safety. His study is enlightening.

In Your Element – The Nature of Team

November 9, 2019 | Louise

Season 3 begins with The Nature of Team, something we are very passionate about. It's a 10 minute episode. We hear from Andrew Melville, a long time friend of TetraMap and the editor of our book ‘ Develop People and Business the way Nature intended’.

In Your Element – with Andrew Melville – Case Study “Sleeping With Another”

October 3, 2019 | Louise

Andrew narrates part 5 of the book for our listeners, and in this reading he describes a case study from the founders of TetraMap. It's called Sleeping with Another and highlights how the relationships between couples can change and deepen wih an understanding of TetraMap. It's poignant and funny and we hope you'll enjoy listening.

In Your Element – with Liz Payne, Registered Psychologist at Liz Payne Consulting, AUS

October 3, 2019 | Louise

Liz Payne, Registered Psychologist is our latest guest on the podcast. Liz runs her own consulting business in Sydney, Australia and provides leadership development, culture transformation and executive assessment solutions.

In Your Element – with Bradley Hook, CEO Resilience Institute

October 3, 2019 | Louise

Brad Hook, CEO -The Resilience Institute is our latest guest on the podcast. The Resilience Institute is a global organisation who deliver research based resilience solutions to build organisational resilience and strategic agility. They define resilience as the ability to bounce, grow, connect and flow.

In Your Element – with Ruhia King, Master TetraMap Facilitator, New Zealand

July 17, 2019 | Louise

Ruhia is a Master TetraMap Facilitator, and like all great teachers is also a student of learning. She is currently studying full time at Waikato University taking a total immersion course in Te Reo – called Te Tohu Paetahi. Working with and learning from the wisdom of Maori has always been very important to us at TetraMap and Ruhia has played a generous and significant part in that. In this episode, you'll hear many gems and insights into a Maori worldview, and we deeply appreciate Ruhia's guidance weaving TetraMap into many lessons and programmes over many years.

In Your Element – The Nature Series, with Andrew Melville

July 17, 2019 | Louise

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’.

In Your Element – with Amy C. Edmondson, Harvard Business School, USA

July 17, 2019 | Louise

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.

In Your Element – with Alex Villarreal, Odisea Consultores, Mexico

July 17, 2019 | Louise

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.

In Your Element – with Olive Strachan, MBE.

July 17, 2019 | Louise

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.

In Your Element – with Andrew Melville – Journalist, Storyteller, Editor, Writer.

July 17, 2019 | Louise

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

July 17, 2019 | Louise

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.

In Your Element – with Leyla Okhai Founding Director of Diverse Minds UK

July 17, 2019 | Louise

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

July 17, 2019 | Louise

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.

In Your Element – with Ian Blackwell, Executive Coach and Team Effectiveness Facilitator, Astra Zeneca, UK

July 17, 2019 | Louise

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.

In Your Element – with Andrew Melville – Journalist, Storyteller, Writer and Editor – New Zealand

July 17, 2019 | Louise

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'.

In Your Element – with Sarah Dwyer, Marketing Expert , New Zealand

July 17, 2019 | Louise

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.

In Your Element – with Fred Tan, Managing Director, Genium and Company, Singapore

July 17, 2019 | Louise

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.

In Your Element -our first Podcast with Anne Clews.

July 17, 2019 | Louise

Anne is Head of Performance Learning at Curium Solutions UK, and her expertise is outstanding.


July 17, 2019 | Louise

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.   

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