The Agile Diaries Podcast

The Agile Diaries

Welcome to Agile Diaries, a free podcast series where we share individuals' journeys in Business Agility so others can relate and see the many faces within this space.

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Episode 9: The Agile Diaries with Giles Lindsay - click here to listen to this episode!

Thursday 2nd May 2024

In this episode, we welcome Giles Lindsey, executive coach and technology leader who brings a unique blend of expertise to the table.

We delve into the dynamics of agile transformation, discussing the critical role of people as the primary success drivers in any organisation. With generative AI reshaping the future of work, Giles provides his perspective on how emerging technologies are set to meet the expectations of new school leavers entering the workforce.

 

Episode 8: The Agile Diaries with Lyn Girvan - click here to listen to this episode!

Wednesday Apr 3, 2024

In this episode, we dive into the story of former civil servant turned agile coach, Lyn Girvan. With over 25 years in the public sector, Lyn highlights her experiences; from managing a coffee shop at a young age to mentoring in the Chartered Institute of IT. 

Join us as we explore Lyn’s reflections on leadership, collaboration and her vision for 'giving back' through coaching, alongside insights from her personal and professional milestones that led her to learn that “having the right answer isn’t always enough”. 

 

Episode 7: The Agile Diaries with Alan Furlong - click here to listen to this episode!

Wednesday Mar 20, 2024

This week we dive into the intriguing world of contrarian thinker Alan Furlong, who has journeyed from recruitment to banking in Australia, only to discover a passion for agile upon returning to the UK - with a focus on supporting tech start-ups and leveraging big data and machine learning. 

In this episode Alan discusses the power of creativity on AI advancement, his personal hardships and the importance of self-care in the face of burnout. 

Trigger Warning: This episode discusses trauma and contains explicit language, listener discretion advised. 

 

Episode 6: The Agile Diaries with Mwaka Lungu - click here to listen to this episode

Wednesday Mar 6, 2024

In episode 6 of The Agile Diaries we speak with Mwaka Lungu, Managing Director and Head of Finance at the Agile Business Consortium. 
With more than 15 years of experience in finance, Mwaka tells us that agile is not just in IT and she is always keen to learn more about blending agility and finance to enhance business operations. She also discusses growing up in Zambia, losing her mother at a young age, building resilience and knowing "...you have to make it; you don't have a choice.".

To find out more about the Agile Business Awards 2024, click here

 

Episode 5: The Agile Diaries with Dave White - click here to listen to this epsiode

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

In this episode of The Agile Diaries, we speak with Dave White who talks about how being a 'latchkey kid' fostered his independence and ability to embrace change.
He also discusses psychopaths in the C-Suite and the importance of trust in leadership.

To find out more about the Agile Business Awards 2024, click here

 

Episode 4: The Agile Diaries with Vlatka Ariaana Hlupic - click here to listen to this epsiode

Wednesday Feb 7, 2024

In this episode we speak with Vlatka Hlupic, the 'Renaissance Woman' and 'Volcano of Ideas'. Vlatka has dedicated her life's work to supporting world leaders starting her agile journey at the age of seven! 
Endorsed by the Dalai Lama, Vlatka discusses the future of leadership and management in the agile world, how command and control just will not work and what really matters is the "purity of someone's heart".

To find out more about the Agile Business Awards 2024, click here

 

Episode 3: The Agile Diaries with Anthony Coppedge - click here to listen to this episode

Thursday Jan 18, 2024

In this episode of The Agile Diaries, we speak with Anthony Coppedge. From starting out in college radio to now working with IBM in global agile digital sales, Anthony openly discusses how his early years fed into his career in business agility. In Anthony's view, "Leadership is a choice, not a role. Management is a role". 

Trigger Warning: Mentions sensitive topics such as abuse that some listeners may find distressing, listener discretion advised. 

 

Episode 2: The Agile Diaries with Katie Taylor - click here to listen to this episode

Friday Dec 22, 2023

In this second episode of The Agile Diaries, we speak with Katie Taylor.
From horses to courses, Katie takes us through her agile journey so far. She discusses the impact of agile culture, leadership and her 'squiggly career' going from horses, to manufacturing, to computers and now a not-for-profit organisation. 

 

Episode 1: The Agile Diaries with Rod Willis - click here to listen to this episode

Friday Nov 24, 2023

In this first installment of The Agile Diaries, Ed Ward speaks with Professional Executive Coach and Assentire Ltd founder, Rod Willis.
Starting with anecdotes from his younger-self travelling in Yemen, right through to current perceptions on the use of Artificial intelligence (AI), Rod illustrates his journey.