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Leaders Talk - Better Leadership. Better Organizations. Better World

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Leaders Talk is an interview podcast in English and German to portrait leaders from various fields who are committed to better leadership, better organizations and a better world. Our guests are business and thought-leaders, social entrepreneurs and politicians. We talk about their personal stories … read more


Ep. 19: Francisco & Bernhard, what is the Academy of Choices and how did you get there?

Leaders Talk - with Francisco Baptista and Bernhard Broekman, two entrepreneurs who are running the Academy of Choices, an open enrollment academy for leaders who want to develop themselves further. With their work, the Leadership Choices vision #betterorganizations for a #betterworld is put into practice at its best.

In the podcast, they share with managing partner Karsten Drath their very personal development. Francisco, who earned a degree in physics and lived in Africa, Brazil, Portugal, Germany and Switzerland, highlights aspect of why he is confident, that people can really change and develop.

And Bernhard, who has already worked as a nurse, taxi driver and backpacker, elaborates why a slipped disc was a real eye-opener for him and why it empowering people means so much to him.

They also share their vision for the Academy of Choices, why it is so beneficial to learn from each other and why they enjoy the challenges coming with their new roles.

The topics of the podcast with Francisco & Bernhard:

5:20 Francisco tells us how he grew up in Portugal, Zimbabwe, Germany, Switzerland and Brasil

8:20 Francisco explains how he always felt separated

9:30 He's telling us about his Study in Physics and how he joined SAP

14:20 He's thinking about his time at Nestle

16:30 Francisco telling us about the beginning of a Transformation to be a Coach

20:50 Francisco is telling us how his kids changed his life

23:20 Bernhard erzählt über seine wilde Phase nach dem Abitur

24:30 Er erzählt warum die Krankenpflegerausbildung nicht das Richtige für ihn war

26:55 Bernhard erzählt über seine Reise nach Nepal und wie sein Denken verändert hat

30:50 Er denkt über seine Vorfahren nach

32:30  Er spricht darüber wie ein Bandscheibenvorfall sein Leben verändert hat

38:00They talk about the Opportunity: Academy of Choices

40:30 They tells us what people can expect from the AoC

46:00They tells us how they want to create circumstances for people to get together

49:30 They say why we shouldn’t fear the emotional processes

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What are your reflections? Feel free to write us your thoughts. We also welcome your suggestions for inspiring guests at Leaders Talk.

Guest: Francisco Baptista and Bernhard Broekman
Host: Karsten Drath
Producers & Editors: Hannah Jandl & Manuel Boskamp

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