Little Bird Marketing

PONDERINGS FROM THE PERCH

03/02/2018

Priscilla and Kathrin O'Sullivan Move a Giant Ship

Join Priscilla McKinney, CEO and Momma Bird at Little Bird Marketing as she chats with Kathrin O'Sullivan, organizational development consultant, facilitator, executive coach, and extraordinary public speaker. O'Sullivan is a twelve-year veteran of Google, where she most recently served as Leadership Development Manager, and has studied with some of the most distinguished thought leaders in her field.  

Priscilla and Kathrin discuss the complexities of effecting change through coaching in an organization, and how it can often resemble the efforts of steering a giant boat. O'Sullivan brings a fresh and progressive viewpoint to the topic of how individuals and teams relate to their work. 

"From a company perspective, it’s like, ‘How can we help people become more productive in their work?’ And you do this by helping people - or, at least it’s my personal philosophy - enjoy their work more. The more they enjoy their work, the more they will collaborate, and the better the results will be."

They also discuss:

  • How to navigate complexity
  • The importance of cultures that stimulate creativity
  • The rise of short-term teams
  • How to approach coaching for first-timers

This episode is positively bursting with thought-leadership insights, and is an excellent starting point for anyone wanting to escape the waldeinsamkeit of job dissatisfaction. 

Be certain to follow Kathrin on LinkedIn, check out her website and read her blog for even more wisdom. 

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Ponderings from the Perch

Conversations with Priscilla McKinney, founder and President of Little Bird Marketing, a boutique marketing firm specializing in "better than your average bear" branding design and campaigns. As a marketing principal and serial entrepreneur topics range from marketing best practices to the reality of running a business, managing creatives, company culture, and other marketing oddities.