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Episode 11826th March 2024 • The HR L&D Podcast • Nick Day - JGA Payroll Recruitment
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Today I am joined by Janet Livingstone, founder of Culture Is Key, a consultancy devoted to leadership development, executive coaching and team effectiveness. Having lived and worked on 5 continents, she has a first-hand understanding of the challenges teams can face when communicating across time zones.

Janet possesses extensive experience in helping leaders and teams to take ownership of their own development through intentional work and human connection in the workplace.

As a multilingual expert on intercultural competence, I invited Janet to join me on The HR L&D Podcast to share her lived experience to demonstrate how leaders can expand dialogue and build trust within hybrid and international teams both in established companies and startups. 

Here are some key learnings from this episode: 

  • Modern Human Resources: We unpack the multifaceted nature of HR and its impact on individuals and organizations.
  • Unraveling Workplace Disconnection: We Investigate the root causes of dissatisfaction and disconnection in the workplace.
  • Pandemic Perspectives: Discussion on how the COVID-19 pandemic has unexpectedly benefited personal and professional growth.
  • Adapting to Life Abroad: Actionable strategies for navigating the challenges and rewards of living and working in foreign countries.
  • Fostering Connection in Meetings: Effective techniques for creating meaningful connections during meetings.
  • Importance of Work Culture: An inside look at a global consulting and coaching practice that leverages diverse disciplines for transformative outcomes.

This episode of the HR L&D Podcast is sponsored by Deel, the all-in-one Global People Platform that simplifies how you manage the entire global team lifecycle. Hire and onboard talent in over 150 countries in minutes. Run payroll in over 100 countries with one click. Offer competitive benefits, equipment, and equity from a single dashboard. From contractors, direct employees, EOR, and more, you can manage them all in one place with Deel.

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Of course, if you are an HR or L&D professional listening to this podcast and you have an HR, HRIS or L&D related vacancy that you would love some specialist HR recruitment support with – please also get in touch with me! I would love to help show you what a great HR recruitment experience feels like! You can reach out to me directly at or give me a call – 01727800377.

Thanks for listening folks – I look forward to bringing you the next episode of the HR L&D Podcast real soon!

(00:00) Preview 

(00:43) Sponsor Message from Deal

(02:01) Introduction

(05:07) Learning from Different Cultures 

(09:11) Addressing Disconnection at Work

(14:53) Post-Pandemic Positives for Cross-Cultural Communication

(18:36) Living and Working Across Continents

(27:15) Sponsor Message from JGA Recruitment

(31:06) Facilitation Skills for Leaders

(34:10) Janet's Love for Jazz and Comedy

(41:33) American Work Culture Traits

(46:20) UK Culture vs. American Culture

(51:27) About “Culture is Key”

(52:24) Closing and Deel Sponsor Message




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