Empowering the Hybrid Business Revolution

How do you navigate this strange new business world when dynamics such as hybrid working and the need to embrace diversity have shifted the leadership landscape?

My guests this week, Carroll Macey, Sebastian Fox and Bob Shearer are all part of Team Coaching Studio and are all highly experienced team coaching experts who are not only masters of their craft in supporting leaders and teams in the workplace they also bring their own unique experiences of adapting to unusual levels of personal change.

From personally adapting to new personal landscapes in Burma, China and dealing with traumatic personal diversity issues, expect an interview with wisdom, practical ideas and stories that can help you and your teams adapt to thrive in this hybrid diverse new world.

This episode will be airing live on 11th June 2021 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


Sebastian Fox set up Brownfox Consultancy after almost 20 years working in senior sales, key account and marketing roles in the UK, Europe and Asia.

Seb is a qualified team coach who helps leadership and functional teams significantly improve their performance through helping them develop better relationships both within the team itself, and between the team and the wider organisation in which it operates.  He is part of the Faculty at the Team Coaching Studio (TCS) and co-leads their Community of Practice.

He is also an accredited executive coach who has worked with over 300 individuals helping them become as good as they be at Business Development (BD), Key Client Management and leadership. Recognising that many people find BD challenging, and drawing on his own experiences working in a law firm, much of his work is around enabling individuals – especially those for whom client management and business development doesn’t come naturally or easily – to apply sound principles and good practice in a way that allows those individuals to become comfortable, self-supporting and able to sustain their BD activities over their careers.


Carroll Macey has more than 20 years experience working with leaders and teams, coaching and developing potential and is part of the Faculty at the Team Coaching Studio (TCS) and co-leads their Community of Practice with Seb.  She has been described by clients as a “breath of fresh air”. As a co-author of “The Mindful Approach to Working Life” her coaching stance raises the awareness of leaders and teams in how to thrive in the 21st Century.

Carroll’s passion for helping people to achieve their goals has been a life long interest with a training in psychotherapy before she trained as an Executive Coach 20 years ago.  Carroll has specialised in well being and resilience throughout her career and delivers webinars, podcasts and speaks about resilience based practises. For the past four years she has been involved in NHSE Primary Care coaching of GPs, PMs and newly appointed Clinical Directors.  Throughout 2020 and 2021, she has been part of the COVID-19 response team to the primary healthcare sector, where working with a partnership she has been supporting more than 3,500 people by delivering resilience and wellbeing coaching to NHS staff who were often experiencing high levels of stress, helping them develop their resilience and improve overall wellbeing. Her dual heritage has led to a life long interest in Diversity and Inclusion, specifically in working towards a recognition and acceptance that the multifaceted human society is one in which we all belong. Today, helping organisations to be proactive in the perfect leadership storm is where her energy is drawn.


Bob Shearer currently lives in Germany and has been operating successfully as a leadership developer since the 1980’s. Bob’s long standing passion for learning and development work is based on the fulfilment he still derives from helping leaders to exploit the full potential of the teams that they lead. Bob has enjoyed living and working all over the world and his expatriate experiences have helped to shape a particular interest in how culture washes through the work of the leader and the teams that they lead.

The consequences of the global pandemic are being revealed. Powerful forces are at work and are busy driving what many suggest is a revolution in the way organisations will operate, particularly in the new hybridised working environments many employers are busy building.
Bob argues that a renaissance in leadership is required as some traditional approaches to leadership have been overrun by events. We expect our leaders to embed the seismic changes appearing in the world of work successfully, but not all leaders have the capabilities needed to do this. Bob is excited by what he describes as a new old challenge, helping leaders and their teams to flourish in a hybrid environment.

This episode will be airing live on 11th June 2021 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about Chris Cooper:

Chris has 30 years of multi-functional business experience, working with global brands such as Mars, United Biscuits and Punch to board level before supporting and founding successful entrepreneurial ventures. Chris elevates business success as an advisor, coach, facilitator, and consultant developing leaders, teams and building highly engaged workforces particularly in the insurance and financial services sectors. He founded the ‘Business Elevation Show’ on Voice America in 2011, building a massive network of global connections and audience in over 50 countries. He speaks on topics such as ’Elevating Leadership’, ‘Engagement’, and his book ‘The Power to Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It or Not) published by Penguin Random House USA’. He is the founder of ‘The Elevation Collective’ an exclusive network for business change makers.  Chris is a fellow and former Regional President of the Professional Speaking Association in the UK. To contact Chris: chris@chriscooper.co.uk

This episode will be airing live on 11th June 2021 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


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