Seeing differently, working on purpose – episode 26

On this episode I interview Dr Steve Marshall; the man behind seeing differently, working on purpose.

On work-life balance Steve says;

On the face of it, it’s a good idea but I’ve never achieved it. I think my most successful moments have been when I’ve not been in balance.

Background

Steve started out with a career in photography before deciding to apply for a role in the military. Having spent 22 years as a fighter pilot which he describes as an excellent career, he lost 26 of his friends in accidents. As he came towards the end of his ‘flying job’ he pondered what he might be able to do about the future accidents, as the current loss rate seemed to be deemed ok. Working with others he was able to influence some change to the organisational culture.

Helping others

Steve left the military in the hope that he could help people change the way that they think.

In his work as a change consultant, Steve worked with groups of people to help them learn in ways that they achieve a collective personal transformation.

He talks about values in organisations;

Often we go through life wearing somebody else’s clothes; somebody else’s face.

Whilst Steve continues to work with doctoral students, he’s just stepped away from the academic management role to pursue his love of image, vision, connection and ’seeing differently’ as we offer witness to each other – so in his words; following his deeper, truer purpose!

In some ways Steve’s returned to what he loves most; having first expressed an interest in doing photo journalism at school only to be sent off to do work experience in the local Foundry!

Find out more

If you enjoyed the interview with Dr Steve Marshall then please do start a conversation with him on;

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You can also find more details on his website

If you liked this episode you may like the following episodes;

Finding your own formula – episode 9 with Kirsty Mac (Head of experience at Raise the Bar)

A rolling stone – episode 12 with Kriss Akabusi (Motivational Speaker)

Tune in next time to hear my guest interview with Nick Littlehales; a world renowned Elite Sport Sleep Coach, who has been redefining and innovating a new human sleep approach or as he describes it mental and physical recovery, for over 22 years.

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