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Coaches On The Couch
Coaches On The Couch
Rachel Birchmore and Louise Rodgers

Coaches On The Couch is the podcast from the coaches behind Step Up (stepuplondon.com) the leadership development programme for architects and built... more

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Chris Williamson, Chairman of WW+P Board “We are keeping our name, our identity, our brand. We will keep on doing what we’re doing.”

Chris Williamson of Weston Williamson joins Rachel and Louise to talk about the practice’s new partnership with engineering company Egis... more

23 Jun 2022 · 30 minutes
Jon Ackroyd, Ackroyd Lowrie “As soon as you start to build a team, you realise the power of the team.”

Rachel and Louise chat with Oliver Lowrie and Jon Ackroyd of Ackroyd Lowrie about the power of teams and how... more

09 Jun 2022 · 30 minutes
Karen Mosley, HLM “I learnt early on that there are certain things in life that are really important. That sense of belonging, feeling respected, having opportunities. Money isn't everything.”

Karen Mosley of HLM Architects is Rachel and Louise’s guest. She tells the story of her 36-year journey with HLM,... more

26 May 2022 · 36 minutes
Emily Slupek, Buro Four “You need to be able to listen and observe and sift through a lot of information and identify opportunities that you feel that you can bring into the company”.

Rachel and Louise talk to Emily Stupek of Buro Four about how she has carved out a niche for herself... more

12 May 2022 · 31 minutes
Andy Matthews, Roach Matthews “Getting to know yourself - how you react, how you respond, how you think - is, I believe, a really important part of leadership.”

Andy Matthews, co-founder (with James Roach) of newly-established practice Roach Matthews, joins Rachel and Louise on the virtual couch to... more

28 Apr 2022 · 27 minutes
Jenni Montgomery, Barton Willmore “There are a whole range of different ways to participate in business development and you need to find a way that you’re most comfortable with.”

Kristofer Adelaide of KA-A and Jenni Montgomery of Barton Willmore talk business development with Louise and Rachel. What is the... more

14 Apr 2022 · 35 minutes
Carl Turner, Turner Works “We felt the term ‘architect’ was holding back the practice and limited people’s perception of what we can do.”

Carl Turner and Suzi Winstanley of Turner Works join Rachel and Louise to discuss what it takes to be ‘future... more

24 Mar 2022 · 31 minutes
Scott Grady, Haptic Architects “Collaboration has been within the Haptic DNA from the very first few months of the practice.”

Louise and Rachel chat with Timo Haedrich, Scott Grady and Geraldine Molia of Haptic Architects about culture, collaboration, communication and... more

10 Mar 2022 · 30 minutes
Annalie Riches, Mikhail Riches “We have turned down work…and it drives our decisions on whether to take projects on or go for bids.”

In this episode we talk with Annalie Riches, co-founder of Stirling Prize-winning architects Mikhail Riches, about purpose, morals and ethics,... more

24 Feb 2022 · 21 minutes
“A year on from our first ‘Made Visible’ event, we explore, with special guests, how leaders and business are adapting to the new reality of flexible working patterns.”

Welcome back! Series 5 of Coaches On The Couch kicks off with an edited version of our second ‘Made Visible’... more

03 Feb 2022 · 29 minutes
Coaches On The Couch
Chris Williamson, Chairman of WW+P Board “We are keeping our name, our identity, our brand. We will keep on doing what we’re doing.”
Coaches On The Couch