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In conversation with Nicola Ramsey - Episode 14 - Inspiring the Next CMO series
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In conversation with Nicola Ramsey - Episode 14 - Inspiring the Next CMO series

Join Lou in conversation with Nicola Ramsey, Chief Executive Officer at Edinburgh University Press (EUP). Nicola talks with us about: • her favourite word ‘serendipity’ • her childhood dream of becoming an author and where her career path took her • ensuring authors’ work receives the impact it deserves • challenges of balancing work life with home life • the best advice she has been given • her favourite reads and podcasts Video chapters: 00:00 – Introduction 00:17 – Introducing Nicola Ramsey 01:01 – What is your favourite word and what does it mean? 03:24 – What is the best thing you have discovered in the last year? 06:39 – Who inspires you? 08:43 – When you were young, what did you want to be? 11:36 – If you were to have dinner tonight with anybody in the world alive or dead, who would it be? 14:39 – Tell me about your career and how you go to where you are today. 18:40 – What have you been most proud of in your career? 24:18 – What have you found most challenging in your career? 29:44 – What is your ultimate career goal? 33:57 – If money as no object, what would you be? 40:10 – Which inspiring three books, professional or not, would you say are a must-read and why? 47:00 – What is your favourite book, podcast, or blog? 50:16 – If you could travel back in time to tell your early career self anything, what would it be? 53:59 – What is the best piece of advice that you have ever been given? 57:05 – What is your number one tip for anyone working in marketing now? 01:01:25 – What have you learned the most from the COVID-19 pandemic? 01:05:38 – Is there anything you want to ask me? Links from the session (Amazon affiliate links may be used) Transcription - https://www.internationalbunch.com/blog/categories/inspiring-the-next-cmo Be inspired - https://www.internationalbunch.com/beinspired #IntBunchWordOfTheDay - Serendipity - Sweet Dreams (romance novels) - John Kotter – Leading Change - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Leading-Change/dp/B004YQ843Q/ref=sr_1_1?crid=17Y6QIMFX0R0F&keywords=john+kotter+leading+change&qid=1664203647&sprefix=john+kotter+%2Caps%2C108&sr=8-1 - John Kotter – The 8 Steps for Leading Change - https://www.kotterinc.com/methodology/8-steps/ - John Kotter – Our Iceberg Is Melting - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Our-Iceberg-Melting-Succeeding-Conditions/dp/0230014208 - Kate Atkinson – A God in Ruins - https://www.amazon.co.uk/God-Ruins-Kate-Atkinson/dp/0316176508 - Kate Atkinson – Life After Life - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-After-global-bestseller-major/dp/1529177189/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=kate+atkinson+life+after+life&qid=1664204556&s=books&sprefix=kate+atkinson+life%2Cstripbooks%2C65&sr=1-1 - Meg Mason – Sorrow and Bliss - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sorrow-Bliss-Meg-Mason/dp/1474622976 - Chris Warburton – The Staircase: The Real Story podcast - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p0ccgwwn - BBC – Obsessed With… podcast - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0742833 - Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/kermode-and-mayos-film-review/id73802698
In conversation with Suzanne BeDell - Episode 13 - Inspiring the Next CMO series
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In conversation with Suzanne BeDell - Episode 13 - Inspiring the Next CMO series

Join Lou in conversation with Suzanne BeDell, industry senior executive and independent publishing consultant. Suzanne talks with us about: - her favourite (two!) words ‘summer afternoon’ - life since retiring and focusing on internal growth - her career path in book publishing and how she got to where she is today - the challenges of moving from a product role to a general management role - the importance of spending time with your customer or client - the best advice she has been given - her favourite reads and podcast Video chapters: 00:00 – Introduction 00:17 – Introducing Suzanne BeDell 00:55 – What is your favourite word, and what does it mean? 02:54 – What is the best thing you have discovered in the last year? 09:08 – Who inspires you? 12:17 – When you were young, what did you want to be? 17:42 – If you were to have dinner tonight with anyone in the world from any time, alive or dead, who would it be? 18:59 – Tell me about your career and how you got to where you are today? 25:37 – What have you been most proud of [in your career]? 31:51 – What is your ultimate career goal? 38:07 – If you weren’t doing your role now and money was no object, what would you be? 44:12 – Which inspiring three professional books would you say are a must-read and why? 51:59 – What is your most favourite book/podcast/blog, and why? 53:16 – If you could travel back in a time machine, what would you tell your early career self? 55:20 – What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given? 57:08 – What is your number one tip for anyone working in marketing now? 59:14 – What do you miss most since the COVID-19 pandemic? Links from the session (Amazon affiliate links may be used) Transcription - https://www.internationalbunch.com/blog/categories/inspiring-the-next-cmo Be inspired - https://www.internationalbunch.com/beinspired #IntBunchWordOfTheDay - Summer Afternoon - Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brené Brown – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dare-Lead-Brave-Conversations-Hearts/dp/1785042149 - How To Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi – https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Be-Antiracist-Ibram-Kendi/dp/1847925995 - Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sherly Sandberg – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lean-Women-Work-Will-Lead/dp/0753541629 - On Being podcast by Krista Tippett – https://onbeing.org/series/podcast/
In conversation with Paula Neary - Episode 12 - Inspiring the Next CMO
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In conversation with Paula Neary - Episode 12 - Inspiring the Next CMO

Join Lou in a conversation with Paula Neary, an industry CEO in publishing automation with a background in providing strategic solutions for the publishing industry. Paula talks with us about: - her favourite word 'myriad' and how it inspires positivity for her - how she has discovered podcasts and the breadth of knowledge they can cover - the small joys in life – running and cake! - inspirational leaders who focus on helping junior staff find their voice - how her early career in psychology shaped her experiences and skills - taking skills she had developed in internal roles and applying them to the challenge of becoming a CEO - the challenges and opportunities of being a female leader in the technology industry Video chapters: 00:00 – Introduction 00:17 – Introducing Paula Neary 01:26 – What is your favourite word, and what does it mean? 03:17 – What is the best thing you have discovered in the last year? 08:32 – Who inspires you? 12:11 – When you were young, what did you want to be? 17:58 – If you were to have dinner tonight with anyone in the world from any time, alive or dead, who would it be? 21:12 – Tell me about your career and how you got to where you are today? 36:49 – What have you been most proud of [in your career]? 41:33 – What have you found most challenging [in your career]? 47:00 – What is your ultimate career goal? 48:27 – If you weren’t doing your role now and money was no object, what would you be? 50:12 – Which inspiring three professional books would you say are a must-read and why? 55:29 – What is your most favourite book/podcast/blog, and why? 58:24 – If you could travel back in a time machine, what would you tell your early career self? 1:01:51 – What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given? 1:03:37 – What is your number one tip for anyone working in marketing now? 1:05:51 – What do you miss most since the COVID-19 pandemic? 1:07:34 – Anything you want to ask me? Links from the session (Amazon affiliate links may be used) Transcription - https://www.internationalbunch.com/blog/categories/inspiring-the-next-cmo Be inspired - https://www.internationalbunch.com/beinspired #IntBunchWordOfTheDay - Myriad - Today in Focus podcast by The Guardian – https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/todayinfocus Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less by Leidy Klotz – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Subtract-Untapped-Science-Leidy-Klotz/dp/1250249864 - The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Idiot-Penguin-Classics-Fyodor-Dostoyevsky/dp/014044792X Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-Woman-Other-WINNER-BOOKER/dp/0241984998 - Mr Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mr-Loverman-Bernardine-Evaristo/dp/0241145783 Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blonde-Roots-Bernardine-Evaristo/dp/0141031522 - Soul Tourists by Bernardine Evaristo – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Soul-Tourists-Bernardine-Evaristo/dp/0140297820
In conversation with Pat Malone - Episode 11 - Inspiring the Next CMO
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In conversation with Pat Malone - Episode 11 - Inspiring the Next CMO

Join Lou in a conversation with Pat Malone, a senior marketing lead in strategic marketing, including market planning, brand strategy, digital marketing, and demand generation. Pat talks about: - her favourite word 'imagination' and of it in challenging circumstances - the benefits of reducing ‘busyness’ and appreciating a slower pace - her favourite creative inspirations – including Dr. Seuss and Shrek! - how living during a pandemic has brought home the significance of resilience in many forms - marketing as a way to use creative skills but also practice analytical thinking - how sometimes what you project on the outside is different to the self-doubt you might feel on the inside Video chapters: 00:00 – Introduction 00:17 – Introducing Pat Malone 01:18 – What is your favourite word, and what does it mean? 03:46 – What is the best thing you have discovered in the last year? 06:01 – Who inspires you? 07:23 – When you were young, what did you want to be? 08:26 – If you were to have dinner tonight with anyone in the world from any time, alive or dead, who would it be? 11:00 – Tell me about your career and how you got to where you are today? 17:05 – What have you been most proud of [in your career]? 18:41 – What is your ultimate career goal? 19:44 – If you weren’t doing your role now and money was no object, what would you be? 21:38 – Which inspiring three professional books would you say are a must-read and why? 26:59 – What is your most favourite book/podcast/blog, and why? 30:22 – If you could travel back in a time machine, what would you tell your early career self? 33:56 – What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given? 35:51 – What is your number one tip for anyone working in marketing now? 36:39 – What do you miss most since the COVID-19 pandemic? 38:34 – Anything you want to ask me? Links from the session (Amazon affiliate links may be used) Transcription - https://www.internationalbunch.com/blog/categories/inspiring-the-next-cmo Be inspired - https://www.internationalbunch.com/beinspired #IntBunchWordOfTheDay - Imagination - Start with Why, Simon Sinek - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Start-Why-Leaders-Inspire-Everyone/dp/B09J5FTXCS/ref=sr_1_1?adgrpid=120341255739&gclid=Cj0KCQiA9OiPBhCOARIsAI0y71DPfCsChomM2YgdtjyCjK4XreoIRZn7jIE2NXpjOg1vWnT4ttNhCvoaAkTKEALw_wcB&hvadid=510722158070&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1007460&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=4143831796350564001&hvtargid=kwd-296960221096&hydadcr=18496_1817308&keywords=start+with+why+by+simon+sinek&qid=1643832201&sr=8-1 - The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Five-Dysfunctions-Team-Leadership-Fable/dp/B002SQ2ZFC/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1SJ9LTX2EC5GD&keywords=The+Five+Dysfunctions+of+a+Team&qid=1643832294&s=audible&sprefix=the+five+dysfunctions+of+a+team%2Caudible%2C60&sr=1-1 - This Is Marketing, Seth Godin - https://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Marketing-Cant-Until-Learn/dp/B07JZCTC78/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1J8EPZ5E2AEU1&keywords=This+Is+Marketing%2C+Seth+Godin&qid=1643832446&s=audible&sprefix=this+is+marketing+seth+godin+%2Caudible%2C54&sr=1-1 - Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global - https://thriveglobal.com/authors/arianna-huffington/ Huffington Post - https://www.nytimes.com/topic/organization/the-huffington-post - Josh Linkner - https://joshlinkner.com/ - French and Saunders - Titting About - https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/French-Saunders-Titting-About-Podcast/B08JHCBZXB