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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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Holly Lewis, We Made That “I have personally come to embrace that word ‘leadership’ more.”

Holly Lewis, co-founder of We Made That, joins Louise and Rachel to talk about the studio’s experience of becoming a... more

23 Nov 2023 · 35 minutes
Susan David, psychologist and author “Emotional agility is about loosening up, calming down and living with more intention. It’s about choosing how you’ll respond to your emotional warning system.”

Rachel and Louise share their summer reading list and bring you insightful chat about four of the books that have... more

19 Oct 2023 · 32 minutes
Emma Keyte, brand strategist and writer “Glue can also be born out of things going a bit wrong. Out of trouble.”

Coaches On The Couch is co-hosted by Louise Rodgers and Rachel Birchmore who are exec and leadership coaches. They design... more

07 Sep 2023 · 39 minutes
Tina Norden, Conran and Partners ‘’I try to lead from the front. I'm very involved and very passionate about what I do. And I'm very hands on, or as much as I can be.’’

Tina Norden, partner and principal at Conran and Partners, joins Rachel and Louise on the virtual couch to talk about... more

20 Jul 2023 · 30 minutes
Linda Thiel, Partner, White Arkitekter “Within the Swedish culture, it's about the group effort. That’s embedded in many Swedes’, or Scandinavians’, upbringing.”

Louise and Rachel are joined by Linda Thiel, Partner of White Arkitekter and Director of the London Studio, about the... more

06 Jul 2023 · 33 minutes
Eric Bull, SEW “We need to remember that sustainable design is just about the same thing as good design.”

Part two of our sustainability podcast with Rose Bard from Orms, Laura Baron from Purcell, Eric Bull of SEW, Stephanie... more

25 May 2023 · 24 minutes
Ruth Oates, Buro Four “Part of the sustainability journey is about empowering us as individuals to do the right thing.”

A couch full of sustainability leads - Rosie Bard from Orms, Laura Baron from Purcell, Eric Bull of SEW, Stephanie... more

22 May 2023 · 25 minutes
Andrew Lerpiniere, Director of Webb Yates Engineers “We’re consciously thinking about what we do, and how we do it, and how we can make a positive difference to society.”

Rachel and Louise are joined by Andrew Lerpiniere and Tom Webster to talk about what being an ‘ethical engineer’ means... more

06 Apr 2023 · 33 minutes
Natalia Uribe, Director of AFK Studios, “You need to understand not only the skillsets of your team but their passions and how they want to grow as designers.”

Colombian-born Natalia Uribe, Director of AFK Studios, chats to Louise and Rachel about how her placemaking work is informed by... more

16 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
Hanif Kara, Founding partner, AKT II. “I think that idea of a genius engineer is gone. We’re in a post-genius world. The product of the practice is more important.”

Hanif Kara OBE joins Rachel and Louise to talk about how AKT II developed a reputation for design and innovation... more

16 Feb 2023 · 32 minutes
Coaches On The Couch
Holly Lewis, We Made That “I have personally come to embrace that word ‘leadership’ more.”
Coaches On The Couch