Elevate Your Impact – The 500 Business Elevation Episode

Chris Cooper created and has hosted the Business Elevation Show on Voice America since September 2011.

This week he celebrates 500 episodes of one of the longest running and most internationally accessed business radio shows in the world.

His extensive archive represents the thoughts and wisdom of an enormous cast of exceptional guests.

In this special edition, Chris will be interviewed by several of those guests and good friends about his experiences and wisdom from his extensive journey and why elevating who you are being and what you are doing is more important than ever today.

Also, inspired by a special invitation only event with 75 former guests this week.

Guest interviewers are former guests and members of Chris’ ‘Elevation Collective’ Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, Swedish best-selling author and international business consultant. Hilary Wilson, an executive coach whose work with many of the world’s biggest companies has become a best kept secret and John Jennings an expert in employee engagement and culture change. Also, Steven Morris brand and culture-building expert, business strategy advisor, author, speaker, and artist

Join us for insights to help you make your unique impact for a better world in 2023 and beyond.

This episode will be airing on 31st March 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about this week’s guests:

Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, CEO Katapult Partners, Award-winning Author ‘The Team Formula’, ‘Leading Teams: 10 Challenges, 10 Solutions’ and The Leader’s Guide to Impact. Elisabet was born in Luleå, Sweden, close to the arctic circle, the daughter of a senior officer in the armed forces and a teacher, and grew up in Stockholm. Today, Elisabet is one of the world’s leading voices on culture change in the enterprise, enabling people through transformation and enterprise sustainability practices. CEO of Katapult Partners, she also ac-tively operates as a consultant, speaker and coach, providing strategic leadership and tactical solutions to en-terprise clients around the world, including American Express, IKEA, H&M and ABN-AMRO. Her consulting ex-perience includes Executive Coaching, Digital Transformation, Leadership, Team Dynamics and Effectiveness, Transformational Communication, Customer Service, Cultural Change, Cultural Intelligence, Visioning and Strategic Development.

Hilary Wilson is an executive coach/ professional speaker who specialises in supporting leaders to embrace their vulnerability, let go of blocks and connect even more fully to their evolving purpose/greatness. How do you really connect more with your authentic self? How do you leverage more of the massive benefits contained within. These are questions Hilary has been exploring personally and with clients since 1989 when she started her leadership consultancy. In that time, she has worked with 60% of the FTSE 100 companies and range of highly successful entrepreneurs/charities. Hilary hails from Glasgow in Scotland and inline with her cultural heritage she is warm, witty and incredible direct.

John Jennings is an expert in employee engagement, culture change, bespoke customer service skills, and resolution of major operational issues. This is derived from over 34 years of operational and executive board-level experience in both the public and private sectors for organisations, including Prudential, Egg, Experian and Totemic as well as the Curve Theatre in Leicester. He has led global teams and studied employee engagement and retention techniques across different cultures. He regularly lectures and presents on the key competitive advantages that business leaders can gain by placing an employee-centric approach at the heart of business strategy. A former Branch Chairman of The Institute of Directors, he currently also works alongside show host Chris Cooper delivering employee engagement change programmes.

Steven Morris is a brand and culture-building expert, business strategy advisor, author, speaker, and artist. He works with business leaders to create organizational integrity, connected cultures & unignorable brands. Over his 25+ years in business, he’s worked with more than 3,000 business leaders at 250+ global & regional companies, including Samsung, Sony, Habitat for Humanity, Amazon, International Trademark Association, NFL, & MLB. His latest book ‘The Beautiful Business’ focuses on how businesses of all sizes can build integrity, belonging & magnetism through their brand & cultures. Through his widely read blog (25k+ subscribers) & as a contributing writer to Retail Observer, Business Week, Brand Week, Conscious Company Magazine, HOW Magazine & MarketingProfs, Steve writes about the intersection of brand, culture, business & innovation. He is also an acclaimed artist with his work featuring in galleries across the US.

This episode will be airing live on 31st March 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


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 31st March 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


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