The Grow to Great Podcast

Helping you level up in leadership and personal development. 
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Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You with
Apiwe (Tolokazi) Nxusani-Mawela

Beer is often a male-dominated industry, but on the African continent it was historically, and still is in many areas, a trade run by women. In this episode, Apiwe (Tolokazi) Nxusani-Mawela, a South African brewmaster and the first black female to own and operate a brewing company in the country shares her entrepreneurial journey and why her passion drives her forward in this industry. We discuss the importance of values in leadership, focusing on what you can control and being so good they can’t ignore you!
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Startup to Scaling Up: Lessons in Leadership with Robert Paddock

Being an entrepreneur requires you to learn, unlearn and relearn over and over. In this episode, we chat with Robert Paddock on the lessons he’s learned while building multiple businesses (GetSmarter & Valenture). From the startup phase to scaling up, you’ll gain practical advice and insights from one of our most successful entrepreneurs in South Africa.
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Hybrid Work World: How to Build Culture & Lead People with Sarah Rice

Two years into the pandemic & remote work, & we are continually learning how best to navigate the various work models adopted by companies. From creating a sense of belonging and community among teams to setting up better technology and providing in-office perks, there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. In this episode, we talk with Sarah Rice, Chief People Officer at Skynamo, on reimagining culture in a hybrid work model and how best to lead, manage & retain your people right now when they aren’t in one place. 

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It All Starts With Sleep with Dr. Sarah McKay

Sleep affects our entire wellbeing no matter what age we are at. In this episode we talk with Dr. Sarah McKay, Australian-based neuroscientist and educator on why you need to stop and prioritise your sleep today. She shares the science behind our shut eye, what happens to us if we don’t sleep well (it’s far more detrimental than just being grumpy!) and tips on how to get a good night’s rest.

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Embracing Courage and Taking Action in Times of Uncertainty with James Tagg

Quicket went from its highest performing month on record in February 2020 to a 90% drop by April 2020. In this episode we talk with James Tagg, a founder and director at Quicket, about the many challenges and pivots the company has tackled in the ticketing and events industry during the pandemic. 

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Normalising Mental Health in the Workplace with Navlika Ratangee

One in every four people will struggle with a mental health concern in their life (WHO). In this episode we talk with Navlika Ratangee, clinical psychologist and director at ICAS, on normalising mental health in the workplace. One of our favourite reminders from Navlika, "We need to be kind to each other."

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