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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lorna Davis. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lorna Davis, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lorna Davis. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lorna Davis, often where they are interviewed.

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

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Apr 11 2020

45mins

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

The Impossible Network
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Guest Overview

Born 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 banks

We 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 focus

Learning routine discipline and order working for her at school

Studying 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 leader

Being lured back to Danone

Coming to the US 

Taking on the BCorp Challenge 

Managing shareholder expectations

Becoming a BCorp Evangelist 

Lorna’s pragmatic perspective on our ability to address climate challenges

Where 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 change

Need to make Meetings inclusive and diverse 

Role for investors

The dance between short term and long term

The separation of self in business and discomfort with ambiguity  

Power and Love 

RAM Das Quote 

How Lorna creates systems change 

The power of listening


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Mar 18 2020

50mins

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

The Impossible Network
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Guest Overview

Born 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 focus

Learning routine discipline and order working for her at school

Studying 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 leader

Being lured back to Danone

Coming to the US 

Taking on the B Corp Challenge 

Managing shareholder expectations


Social Links 

Linkedin

Website 

Email - lornadavisuk@yahoo.com

Twitter

Links In The Show

Patagonia

Buckminster Fuller 

Anand Giridharadas 

Danone

Apartheid 

B Corp

B Lab 

B Impact Assessment 

White Wave

Emmanuel Faber 

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Mar 17 2020

38mins

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

The Impossible Network
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Guest Overview

Born 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 focus

Learning routine discipline and order working for her at school

Studying 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 leader

Being lured back to Danone

Coming to the US 

Taking on the B Corp Challenge 

Managing shareholder expectations


Social Links 

Linkedin

Website 

Email - lornadavisuk@yahoo.com

Twitter

Links In The Show

Patagonia

Buckminster Fuller 

Anand Giridharadas 

Danone

Apartheid 

B Corp

B Lab 

B Impact Assessment 

White Wave

Emmanuel Faber 

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Mar 17 2020

38mins

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

Leadership and the Environment
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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.

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Feb 16 2020

1hr 18mins

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Ep 046 The Experience of Being Human with Lorna Davis

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I found Lorna Davis through listening to her TedTalk. She is brilliant, funny and offers such a fresh perspective on life.

i think you will find that same quality of fresh perspective in our conversation together in this podcast. i certainly did. 

Background Information:

Lorna Davis transforms the way leaders operate so that they can incorporate social, environmental and financial priorities into their business performance.

Lorna inspires, coaches and provokes leaders to use business as a force for good. 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.

Lorna is now based in New York City where she runs Lorna Davis and Associates, working as a coach, speaker and facilitator.

She is a Global Ambassador for the B Corp movement. Lorna is passionate about wildlife conservation, particularly the plight of the African rhino.

Sit back and relax so that your mind and heart can absorb The Experience of Being Human.

On this podcast you will hear:

  • a conversation around different perspectives seeing the same point
  • the power of curiosity living in a constricted environment
  • the practice of following threads
  • instead of a plan, take the next step that appears to be obvious
    • go back to the last time you felt alive and connect to htat and then take the next obvious step
  • the importance of finding the connection to your own joy
  • the most powerful object she owns is a snow globe. hear why.
  • the settled mind vs. the thought storm
  • the simplicity of just doing the obvious
  • how we achieve settled mind
  • the reward and pain of the hero mind
  • the assumptions around if this happens, I will be safe.
  • the power of just noticing
  • the intrigue of the human condition
  • anchoring ourselves in something that is in the present moment
  • a short discussion on Ram Dass and his passing
  • the illusion of being separate and the human condition
  • the love of the attachment of being a human
  • reflections back on seeing how what we were connects to the what we are now
  • listen to a story of perspective and how relative it is
    • spend time with people living different lives than you live
    • the hangover experience
      • just knowing whatever we are going through will pass brings comfort
    • the trap of waiting for it to come
    • how afraid we are of pain
    • the experience of being human
    • the chemical impact of a thought is 90 seconds
    • in conversation with others is often where we get most stuck. watch the stories we say over and over again t the people we speak to and see if you can change the way we tell those stories.
      • we practice stories that we tell others that keep us stuck
      • experience the way you are telling your stories to others

to learn more about Lorna Davis, please go to the following resources:

Website: www.lornadavis.net

Twitter @lorna_davis10

listen to her Ted Talk:

to learn more about Daniel Levin, please go to the following resources:

Websites: www.DanielBruceLevin.com    www.TheMosaicOnline.com

to buy Danny’s book, The Mosaic, please go here: http://a.co/dvgsgG3

Dec 26 2019

1hr 6mins

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132: Lorna Davis, part 1: C-suites and B-corps

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This episode is longer, but full of inside views at a leverage point of leadership and the environment. Consulting firms and business schools wish they had access to global corporate leaders at the frontier of change like Lorna. We spoke in-person about multinationals she's led across the globe. And she takes on one of the longest personal challenges of any guest so far.

Lest you think the conversation was all about mega-corporations, we also talked about vegetables and leaders reduced to tears on seeing what environmental values they could have acted on but had put off too long and felt the consequences.

Lorna has influenced big, global business, helping shift Danone USA to become a B-corp, working directly with the CEO of the company that made about $30 billion last year with over 100,000 employees.

What's a B-corp? What difference does it make? Lorna will explain everything, largely from her personal, inside experiences. I've known about B-corps since studying them in business school over a decade ago. Lorna makes things clearer and more engaging from her experience.

The shift in corporate structure is huge, likely a systemic change to capitalism enacted voluntarily by capitalists, not government. I find it intriguing. Even if you know about B-corps, hearing her inside view will -- I don't know any other way to say it -- blow your mind. It's one of the greatest signs of hope and expectation of success I've seen.

She also shares her story about changing from wanting to win the rat race but not achieving it to living by her values and succeeding more.

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Feb 08 2019

1hr 21mins

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