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EP4: Dreaming Big with Lorna Davis

AugMentors

Julie and Jimmy have an awe-inspiring conversation with Coach, Leader and Global ambassador Lorna Davis. We go deep into the waters of our first principal- Vision - and what it means to dream bigger than you can imagine, and the differences between "prematurely practical and positively impractical."

47mins

12 Aug 2021

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‘Purpose’ is polarising: Volvo unpacks killing its fossil fuel cars by 2030; The Guardian banks on ad growth targeting progressive readers; former Danone-Kraft CEO, global B Corp Ambassador Lorna Davis “staggered” by out of touch brands, marketers

Mi3 Audio Edition

Volvo is out of petrol and oil engines and about to launch vegan leather; The Guardian is banking on progressive-leaning audiences for ad growth from purpose-led brands and former Danone China and US CEO Lorna Davis predicts 50% of Big Four audit firm revenues will be from Environment and Social Governance (ESG) compliance. Here’s the fast update on brands and purpose.      See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41mins

26 Apr 2021

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S11E10 - Inspiring TED Talks - A Guide to Collaborative Leadership, with Lorna Davis

Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast

As part of our "Inspiring TED Talks" series, spotlighting can't-miss TED Talks and their key takeaways, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover explores Lorna Davis' famous 2019 TED Talk, "A Guide to Collaborative Leadership." See the video and details here: https://www.ted.com/talks/lorna_davis_a_guide_to_collaborative_leadership/up-next. Video Overview: "What's the difference between heroes and leaders? In this insightful talk, Lorna Davis explains how our idolization of heroes is holding us back from solving big problems -- and shows why we need "radical interdependence" to make real change happen." Lorna Davis (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorna-davis-3366ab14) transforms the way leaders operate so they can incorporate social, environmental and financial priorities into their business performance. She runs group workshops, coaches individuals and is a highly sought after keynote speaker. She also serves on the board of a number of organizations that are committed to having meaningful purpose. Davis has served as president of multinational consumer goods companies for more than 20 years, in Danone, Kraft and Mondelez. She has been a key leader in Danone’s purpose journey. In 2017, she served as CEO and chairwoman of Danone Wave (now Danone North America), where she established the six-billion-dollar entity as a Public Benefit Corporation and achieved B Corp status in 2018, making it the largest B Corp in the world. Davis is a member of the Social Mission Board of Seventh Generation, the Advisory Board of Radical Impact, the Integrity Board of Sir Kensington and the Board of the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.She has lived and led businesses in seven countries, including the UK, France and the US, and served on the global board of Electrolux for six years. She was also based in Shanghai, China for six years, where she was the CEO of the merged Danone and Kraft business. Davis is now based in New York City, where she runs Lorna Davis Associates, working as a coach, speaker and facilitator. She is a global ambassador for the B Corp movement. She is passionate about wildlife conservation, particularly the plight of the African rhino. Ranked in the Top 10 Performance Management Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/performance_management_podcasts/ ; Ranked in the Top 10 Workplace Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/workplace_podcasts/ ; Ranked in the Top 15 HR Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/hr_podcasts/ ; Ranked in the Top 15 Talent Management Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/talent_management_podcasts/ ; Ranked in the Top 15 Personal Development and Self-Improvement Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/personal_development_podcasts/ ; Ranked in the Top 30 Leadership Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/leadership_podcasts/--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hcipodcast/support

31mins

28 Nov 2020

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"The place of being alive & full of joy is here, right now, this moment. - Lorna Davis

Live the life you want!

In this episode, I had a conversation with my friend Lorna Davis.  I hadn't seen her in a few weeks and was very happy to chat with her. If you want to know more about her, please visit her site: www.LornaDavis.com If you would like to donate to the rhinos, please visit the wildlife conservation network. www.Wildnet.org

34mins

6 Nov 2020

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Dancing in the Moment with Lorna Davis

Dancing in the Moment

In this episode of our Dancing in the Moment podcast, Barefoot CEO, Kim Morgan talks to Lorna Davis who has had a 20 year global career in senior leadership roles. Lorna shares with us the importance of the listening space, collaborative leadership, transparency and vulnerability. Lorna speaks with passion about making change in business by encouraging, including and inspiring the most junior people, and also about finding the thing that fuels your movement and the thing that gives you direction – from which the actual mechanisms for action will be obvious. Spending time in Lorna’s company is a privilege and a delight.  I came away from this conversation feeling inspired and challenged me to be more, think more and do more about the issues ‘where my heart breaks.’ Lorna is passionate, modest, feisty and thoughtful and this podcast is a gift to all coaches.  As Lorna suggests, let’s plant some seeds, and see what grows.  Be led by your heart, values and what matters to you. In 2019, Lorna held a TED Talk on ‘A Guide to Collaborative Leadership’ and you can watch it here: https://www.ted.com/speakers/lorna_davis. You can find out more about Lorna and the work she does here: https://www.lornadavis.net/

48mins

20 Jul 2020

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How People Can Create Authentic Work and Relationships During COVID-19 with Lorna Davis

HumAIn Podcast - Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Developer Tools, and Technical Education

[Audio] Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSLorna Davis has served as President of multinational consumer goods companies for 20+ years, in Danone, Kraft and Mondelez. Lorna has been a key leader in Danone’s purpose journey and is a Global Ambassador for the B Corp movement. In 2017, she served as CEO and Chairwoman of Danone Wave (now Danone North America), where she established that $6 Billion entity as a Public Benefit Corporation and achieved B Corp status in 2018, making it the largest B Corp in the world. Lorna is a member of the Social Mission Board of Seventh Generation, the Integrity Board of Sir Kensington (both Seventh Generation and Sir Kensington are owned by Unilever)the Advisory Board of Radical Impact and the Board of the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.She has lived and led businesses in 7 countries including the UK, France and the USA and served on the Global board of Electrolux for 6 years.Lorna was also based in Shanghai, China for 6 years where she was the CEO of the merged Danone and Kraft business.Episode Links:  Lorna Davies' LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorna-davis-3366ab14/ Lorna Davies' Twitter: @lorna_davis10Lorna Davies' Website: https://www.lornadavis.net/ Podcast Details: Podcast website: https://www.humainpodcast.com Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/humain-podcast-artificial-intelligence-data-science/id1452117009 Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/show/6tXysq5TzHXvttWtJhmRpS RSS: https://feeds.redcircle.com/99113f24-2bd1-4332-8cd0-32e0556c8bc9 YouTube Full Episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxvclFvpPvFM9_RxcNg1rag YouTube Clips:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxvclFvpPvFM9_RxcNg1rag/videos Support and Social Media:  – Check out the sponsors above, it’s the best way to support this podcast– Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/humain/creators – Twitter:  https://twitter.com/dyakobovitch – Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/humainpodcast/ – LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidyakobovitch/ – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HumainPodcast/ – HumAIn Website Articles: https://www.humainpodcast.com/blog/ Outline: Here’s the timestamps for the episode: (00:00) – Introduction(01:37) – When people ask me how I'm doing i noticed that the answer is only relevant for this moment. I'm variable like everybody else and I'm trying to just take it one moment at a time really. (04:17) – What we will also come out of this with is a really good understanding of ourselves, which will be very important for the next phase of the world. We'll be more self aware and hopefully more compassionate and more loving leaders in the future.(06:31) – Work out how to calibrate, how to be supportive, but now how not to be helpful. Because being helpful is a pain in the neck, nobody wants to be helped. But how can we really provide support for each other at a time when people are still trying to work out what support they want. (09:24) – Very interesting to see how businesses are pivoting. I'm loving the innovation that's coming out of this and I'm also loving the new relationships, new collaboration, new interdependence that's coming from this.(13:26) –We're going to see things that we have never seen before. And we're also going to see a complete reshaping of traditional blocks of time. This sort of neat disruption of the day is challenging for some people. These fixed boundaries between these periods of our lives have dissolved perhaps forever. We'll be easily able to segue away from laying on the couch, reading a book to getting up, to do a yoga class, to doing an hour of work, to going to learn the tuba. There'll be fun. (17:27) – The inclusion of people who are shyer than others. With that hand raising function, people who would otherwise struggle to fight their way into a conversation can put their hand up. These are all things that will enhance intimacy and connection that I hope we hold on to when we go back to more in person meetings.(21:50) –  It was unthinkable before that you and I might build this kind of relationship and never meet. And people have old fashioned ideas about how people need to be face-to-face to really build a relationship. I don't think that that's true.(30:25) – The big question is if you really want to solve the climate challenge, countries need to work together and they need to have a line of legislation on carbon reduction. They obviously need to sign up to agreements and they need to have a shared view that the world has a problem that the world has to solve together. (33:22) – There will be stories that as human activity slows down, natural activity will rectify itself or come back to life. And hopefully we will fall back in love with the world, fall back in love with nature, fall back in love with the universe really. And that'll give us a new sensibility. It is a better, more grounded place to act from when you are in love with other humans and in love with nature than when you're frightened, angry, defensive, and think that your money is going to save you, which is kind of what, has been predominant in parts of the world recently.(35:58) – The water will deliver us into common ground, or intercommon waters, and then we'll be able to find our ground. Everybody knows that it's chaotic. Nobody can pretend that it isn't. So it is, so let that be.(41:50) – Women's ability to deal with ambiguity and complexity and interconnectedness is better than men's. This time of ambiguity, complexity, multitasking is the time for them to really step up. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

45mins

11 Apr 2020

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093: The Dance Between Love and Power - Lorna Davis - Part 2

The Impossible Network

Guest OverviewBorn in South Africa in the age of Apartheid, her education, parental guidance, curiosity, and worldly ambitions set her on the path to a stellar career in international business and marketing and finally leading Danone to become the first billion-dollar entity to become a public benefit corporation - welcome this week’s guest Lorna Davis. Lorna Davis is a transformational thinker, leader, and visionary for why and how organizations can combine social, and environmental priorities with their financial imperatives to deliver improved business performance. As a highly respected coach, international speaker Lorna also serves on a number of boards to help them embrace meaning and purpose.In Part One of this two-parter, we cover Lorna’s early life in South Africa, her parent’s influence, how her education and her Pollyanna-ish optimistic view of the world helped carve a successful career. We discuss Lorna’s social purpose epiphany when working in China in 2006. Lorna explains how she left China changed, and ultimately returned to Danone with a mission to help them become a purpose-driven company. Lorna recounts the practical realities of Danone’s evolution to a BCorp under her leadership in the US as Chief Manifesto Catalyst.  In Part Two we discuss Lorna’s transition to a BCorp Evangelist. She unpacks the steps companies should take to start their journey to becoming BCorp certified, the importance of having visionary CEO, engaging and empowering youthful activists to lead the transformation process, and bypassing senior and mid-management We talk about the practical leverage of bottom-up, and outside-in methodologies, inviting an inclusive range of expert advisors and investors to accelerate the process of change, to overcoming short-termism, achieving triple bottom line, and the role of big banksWe cover the need to connect with our humanity, embrace ambiguity as Lorna explains her perspective on life being a dance of love and power. Lorna also discusses the UN New SDG Action Navigator tool to help businesses measure progress against the SDG’s and projects forward the future structure of corporate boards that cover ESG’s.Finally, we discuss serendipity, education, diversity, divine intelligence, the joy of being human and how she uses curiosity as an antidote to pain, and her perspective on how humanity works. I hope you’re inspired by the leadership values, heart, the humanity of Lorna Davis. What We Discuss Her parental impact We discuss her upbringing in apartheid South Africa Lorna’s sense of abundance the opportunity the world offered Her single-sex high school Her sports focusLearning routine discipline and order working for her at schoolStudying psychology and anthropology Breaking into Unilever Her social purpose epiphany in China Understanding that she could not continue to walk away from her responsibilities as a leaderBeing lured back to DanoneComing to the US Taking on the BCorp Challenge Managing shareholder expectationsBecoming a BCorp Evangelist Lorna’s pragmatic perspective on our ability to address climate challengesWhere to spend our time and energy - wherever your heart breaks are where you spend your time and energy Managing change - Inside and down vs Outside and Bottom-up thinking Driving Supply-side changeNeed to make Meetings inclusive and diverse Role for investorsThe dance between short term and long termThe separation of self in business and discomfort with ambiguity  Power and Love RAM Das Quote How Lorna creates systems change The power of listeningSocial Links See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50mins

18 Mar 2020

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092: Lorna Davis - Corporate Social Impact, Leadership Values and Vision

The Impossible Network

Guest OverviewBorn in South Africa in the age of Apartheid, her education, parental guidance, curiosity, and worldly ambitions set her on the path to a stellar career in international business and marketing and finally leading Danone to become the first billion-dollar entity to become a public benefit corporation - welcome this week’s guest Lorna Davis. Lorna Davis is a transformational thinker, leader, and visionary for why and how organizations can combine social, and environmental priorities with their financial imperatives to deliver improved business performance. As a highly respected coach, international speaker Lorna also serves on a number of boards to help them embrace meaning and purpose.In Part One of this two-parter, we cover Lorna’s early life in South Africa, her parent’s influence, how her education and her Pollyanna-ish optimistic view of the world helped carve a successful career. We discuss Lorna’s social purpose epiphany when working in China in 2006. Lorna explains how she left China changed, and ultimately returned to Danone with a mission to help them become a purpose-driven company. Lorna recounts the practical realities of Danone’s evolution to a B Corp under her leadership in the US as Chief Manifesto Catalyst.  We also discuss how Lorna became an evangelist for the B Corp movement, the tools available for all businesses and her advisory role with organizations on their sustainability strategies. I hope you’re inspired by the leadership values and vision of Lorna Davis. What We Discuss Her parental impact We discuss her upbringing in apartheid South Africa Lorna’s sense of abundance the opportunity the world offered Her single-sex high school Her sports focusLearning routine discipline and order working for her at schoolStudying psychology and anthropology Breaking into Unilever Her social purpose epiphany in China Understanding that she could not continue to walk away from her responsibilities as a leaderBeing lured back to DanoneComing to the US Taking on the B Corp Challenge Managing shareholder expectationsSocial Links LinkedinWebsite Email - lornadavisuk@yahoo.comTwitterLinks In The ShowPatagoniaBuckminster Fuller Anand Giridharadas DanoneApartheid B CorpB Lab B Impact Assessment White WaveEmmanuel Faber See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

38mins

17 Mar 2020

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092: Lorna Davis - Corporate Social Impact, Leadership Values and Vision

The Impossible Network

Guest OverviewBorn in South Africa in the age of Apartheid, her education, parental guidance, curiosity, and worldly ambitions set her on the path to a stellar career in international business and marketing and finally leading Danone to become the first billion-dollar entity to become a public benefit corporation - welcome this week’s guest Lorna Davis. Lorna Davis is a transformational thinker, leader, and visionary for why and how organizations can combine social, and environmental priorities with their financial imperatives to deliver improved business performance. As a highly respected coach, international speaker Lorna also serves on a number of boards to help them embrace meaning and purpose.In Part One of this two-parter, we cover Lorna’s early life in South Africa, her parent’s influence, how her education and her Pollyanna-ish optimistic view of the world helped carve a successful career. We discuss Lorna’s social purpose epiphany when working in China in 2006. Lorna explains how she left China changed, and ultimately returned to Danone with a mission to help them become a purpose-driven company. Lorna recounts the practical realities of Danone’s evolution to a B Corp under her leadership in the US as Chief Manifesto Catalyst.  We also discuss how Lorna became an evangelist for the B Corp movement, the tools available for all businesses and her advisory role with organizations on their sustainability strategies. I hope you’re inspired by the leadership values and vision of Lorna Davis. What We Discuss Her parental impact We discuss her upbringing in apartheid South Africa Lorna’s sense of abundance the opportunity the world offered Her single-sex high school Her sports focusLearning routine discipline and order working for her at schoolStudying psychology and anthropology Breaking into Unilever Her social purpose epiphany in China Understanding that she could not continue to walk away from her responsibilities as a leaderBeing lured back to DanoneComing to the US Taking on the B Corp Challenge Managing shareholder expectationsSocial Links LinkedinWebsite Email - lornadavisuk@yahoo.comTwitterLinks In The ShowPatagoniaBuckminster Fuller Anand Giridharadas DanoneApartheid B CorpB Lab B Impact Assessment White WaveEmmanuel Faber  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

38mins

17 Mar 2020

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291: Lorna Davis, part 2: Can an Executive Buy No Clothes for a Year?

This Sustainable Life

Lorna's challenge is one of the longest and most personal at over a year.I also couldn't wait to bring her story to you most because within weeks she was reporting the joys overcoming the challenges. We've become friends through her challenge. Within months she started sending senior executives my way as her sharing her challenge with them led them to follow.In other words, Lorna didn't experience sacrifice or burden. She experienced personal growth and friendship. At least as I heard.Don't take my word. Listen for yourself.Maybe because we met through guests Tensie Whelan, NYU-Stern's head of sustainable business and Vincent Stanley, director at Patagonia, she's outgoing and friendly. Or maybe from her experience leading, which she describes in her TED talk that came toward the end of her year buying no clothes.In any case, I keep having to remind myself she's from the C-suite of Danone, a 30 billion company, and that she helped Danone USA become the largest B-corp yet.If anyone could claim to need clothes, she could. Listen to what she found instead. I hope you find similar relief from compulsion---saving money or time, connecting with family, having more fun, etc---as well as what else she found and shared.Lorna's TED talk, undistracted by what to wear, focusing on leadership and rhinoceroses. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 18mins

16 Feb 2020

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