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From Solid Gold Studios welcome to On Change.

The podcast that explores change that works and the people who make it happen. Hosted by Certified and Experienced Change Practitioner Petro du Pisani.

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Gender diversity in the mining industry - what needs to change?

These are the show notes for the podcast On Change, which explores change that works and the people who make it happen. 

 Episode 05

 In this episode I speak to my good friends and fellow Women in Mining South Africa (WiMSA) committee members Lindi Nakedi and Noleen Pauls.

Noleen Pauls has been working in the mining industry for over 20 years, principally in exploration in Africa and South America. She has also been involved in extensive multi-commodity mineral rights management. She has worked in government, industry and consulting.  She joined Reflex Africa last year as their principal geoscientist for the EMEA region. Along with a career in geology, her interest lies in the mentorship and development of young women entering the profession, enabling and equipping them to navigate this world professionally and personally. She is the past chairperson of Women in Mining South Africa.

Lindiwe Nakedi is the Director of Gubhani Exploration with an entrepreneurial drive and passion for optimizing business.  She is the co-founding member of highly successful and influential recruitment agency- The People Shop. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Industrial Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand and completed the NMP from Wits Business School focused on Business Management. Lindi is the current chairperson for Women in Mining South Africa.

WIMSA creates an empowering network to inspire, support and develop the progression of women working in the mining industry through providing access to education, skills development, mentorship and representation. For more information on events, follow them on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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I mention an article in the Mining Weekly where women representation increases from ‘extreme minority’ to 13%-plus of SA’s mining workforce.

Noleen mentions a study done by WiMUK where the representation of women on boards in the mining industry is evaluated

During the Rapid Fire round Lindi mentions a book by Judy Dlamini. I followed up with her and the book is titled “Equal but different.” Noleen’s book she would recommend to anyone to read is The Drifters by James A. Michener.

Lindi recommends the app Duolingo for learning a new language, and Noleen introduced me to the fun app Bitmoji, with which you can create your own personal emoji.

Lindi mentions Monica Ospina from O Trade as a past speaker at a Women in Mining conference held in South Africa.

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Music used in this podcast:

Holiday Gift by Kai Engel, found on the Free Music Archive, under a CC BY 2.0 license.

 Thanks to:

·         Carol Ofori: For her voice in the opening credits

·         Willem Nel from Acoustic Alien Audio: Sound editing in opening credits &            sourcing theme and bed music

·         Gavin Kennedy and Ofentse Xaba from Solid Gold Studios.

Host: Petro du Pisani, Certified Experienced Change Practitioner.

On Change is available on Castbox and iTunes.

14/06/2018

George Lee Sye talks about Business Improvement and Change Management

These are the show notes for the podcast On Change, which explores change that works and the people who make it happen.

Episode 04

In this episode I speak to Business Improvement guru and kindred spirit George Lee Sye, owner of Soarent Vision Pty Ltd, and lead trainer at the Academy of Business Improvement Leadership (AOBIL Professional Learning Hub).  

George guided me through the coursework for a green belt in Lean Six Sigma. He is the author of the Business Improvement handbook Process Mastery with Lean Six Sigma, which provides practical guidance on how to do Business Improvement. He mentions his friend and business partner Harry Sinko, who contributed to the book.

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During the Rapid Fire round George mentions his new book The Master Presenter (available in June 2018). The book he recommends to anyone to read is Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

We also talk about two of his other books: How to take control of your brain and The problem solving brain

We are both avid list makers and to read George’s thoughts on making lists read Kill your To-Do list before it kills you. George’s favourite list app is Things (only available for Apple) and mine is Wunderlist

George is an instructor for the California Superbike school in Australia. I have not attended one of their courses YET. 

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Music used in this podcast:

Jupiter One by Riot found at YouTube’s Audio Library

Thanks to:

Host: Petro du Pisani, Certified Experienced Change Practitioner.

On Change is available on Castbox and iTunes.

30/03/2018

What is Change Intelligence (CQ)? Talking to Dr. Barbara Trautlein from Change Catalysts

These are the show notes for Episode 3 of the On Change podcast hosted by Petro du Pisani

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In 2017 I had the privilege to travel to attend the Association for Change Management Professionals (ACMP) conference in New Orleans. 

I signed up for a post conference workshop on Change Intelligence (CQ) and using change simulations to facilitate change. This workshop was presented by Dr. Barbara Trautlein from Change Catalysts. She wrote the book Change Intelligence (Use the Power of CQ to lead change that sticks) and you can see her speaking about CQ on YouTube.

In this episode of On Change Barbara and I talk about Change Intelligence, how self-awareness is important for change leaders and what it’s like being a woman working in a male dominant industry.

Barbara mentions the book “Man’s Search for Meaning,” by Dr. Victor Frankl in the rapid fire round as the book she would recommend to anyone to read.

When we spoke about being women in a male dominated industries I mentioned that I was on the committee for Women In Mining South Africa (WiMSA) - where we aim to create networking and mentoring opportunities for professional women working in the Southern African mining industry. 

Music used in this podcast:

Opening classical music: Sunset by Kai Engel, found on the Free Music Archive, under a CC BY 2.0 license.

Thanks to:

Host: Petro du Pisani, Certified Experienced Change Practitioner.

On Change is available on Castbox and iTunes.

25/03/2018
 

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