Adapting to the Great Resignation with Kate Thomas

The pandemic fuelled the perfect employment storm. 

Some saw it as an opportunity, a catalyst for positive change, a chance to slow down and reflect on what drives us as Individuals and what’s important to us. Others saw it as a chance to get clarity around what their next career move needed to look like.  For many, they took the opportunity to retire earlier than planned.

The Great Resignation had started and suddenly companies needed to move quickly to retain and attract key talent. 

How could companies see the Great Resignation as an opportunity?

For some leaders physically stepping away from their organisations forced them to question if it was right for them in the first place and this pause or remote style of working has given them the space to reflect on what’s really important to them moving forwards. 

Experts were forced to debate topics such as infrastructure, values and culture and how that drove an emotional attachment to their organisations outside of financial reward. 

HR and OD professionals saw this as an opportunity to redesign their employee proposition to drive a new people-first agenda. 

As a leadership effectiveness expert what recommendations would Kate make on how companies could move forward in the aftermath of the Great Resignation?

Kate Thomas has spent over 20 years consulting to organisations regarding talent-centric strategies, leadership effectiveness and organisational development. Her career has spanned multiple geographies and sectors, spending significant time sup-porting organisations undergoing transformation.

Kate came highly recommended to me, and I am therefore looking forward to discussing with her how to increase loyalty to reduce the impact and also benefit in these unpredictable times.

This episode will be airing live on 7th October 2022 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit

More about Kate Thomas:

Kate is the founder and director of NewlandRock. A leadership effectiveness advisory focusing on maximising talent and leadership effectiveness through assessment, executive coaching and wellbeing solutions internationally.

Kate offers a unique mix of talent-centric strategy combined with a unique holistic approach to leadership coaching. With over 20 years of working internationally with businesses advising on leadership effectiveness and organisational development, she brings valuable insights to our discussion.

Kate’s immersive coaching style and behavioural science-based methods mean she can effect change in her clients at a truly transformational level, enabling them to move confidently to the next level, supercharging their performance and leadership effectiveness. 

This episode will be airing live on 7th October 2022 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit

More about host Chris Cooper:

Chris Cooper has over a 30 year career worked with major global brands to small entrepreneurial ventures developing exceptional leaders, teams and highly engaged workforces. Chris has hosted since 2011 the Business Elevation show which in 2019 was the most accessed business show on the world’s leading on-line radio platform ‘Voice America’ .

He is co-Author of The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not) published by Penguin Random House New York and in 2021 contributed to multiple international best seller ‘Play The Game’.

Chris has a reputation as an exceptional coach, consultant, facilitator and speaker. Chris also founded the Elevation Collective where exceptional people are connected to contribute to a better world. He is a fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, lives in Leicestershire in the UK with his wife and two teenage boys and loves adventure and the natural world.

In 2019, during a mid-life crisis, he competed in Scotland’s toughest one day endurance event.

This episode will be airing live on 7th October 2022 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit

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