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Professional relationships strategist and author of ‘Connected Leadership’ Andy Lopata is joined by guests from business leaders, through subject matter experts to sports stars and more as they discuss the role that networks and professional relationships play in leadership success.

The perfect listen for business leaders and those aspiring to leadership positions, Andy and his guests discuss key topics relevant to career and leadership success including mentoring, managing teams, the power of storytelling and communicating effectively to develop relationships, vulnerability and asking for help, how technology impacts leadership, scaling businesses and much more.

Each week two episodes are published. On Mondays there is a full interview and then on Thursday Andy’s guests share their own relationship stories and favourite resources in a shorter episode.

Once a month, Andy is joined by Italian leadership expert Luca Signoretti, to discuss different approaches to developing professional relationships for business leaders.

Episode 1: The Role of Networks in the Wellbeing of an Organisation with Geoff McDonald and Perry Burton (click to listen)

In this show Andy Lopata interviews Perry Burton, Head of People and Culture at Grant Thornton UK and Geoff McDonald, mental health campaigner, TedX Speaker and former Global VP of HR at Unilever for the Connected Leadership podcast on the importance of vulnerability and transparency in large organisations.

Episode 2. The role of mentoring in leadership and organisations with Kerrie Dorman and Vanessa Vallely OBE (click to listen)

In this show Andy Lopata interviews Kerrie Dorman (founder of the Association of Business Mentors and awarded the ‘People’s Mentoring Champion’ 2019) and Vanessa Vallely OBE (International Motivational Speaker and Managing Director of WeAreTheCity) for the Connected Leadership podcast on the importance of mentoring for individuals, leaders and large organisations.

Episode 3. Balancing Individual Excellence within High Performing Teams with Goldie Sayers (click to listen)

In this show Andy interviews Goldie Sayers. Goldie was a  professional athlete for over a decade, competing in the javelin for Great Britain at three Olympic Games and captaining the British team at the European Championships. In this show Goldie shares her experience as a business coach, her transition from athletics to the business world, and how to bring together a team of exceptional individual talents, steeped in competition together into a team.