Today’s interview is with Cathy Brown, Exec Director at Engage for Success, a UK-based social movement that is committed to promoting employee engagement as a better way to work that benefits individual employees, teams, and whole organisations. Cathy joins me today to talk all things employee engagement, why it’s important and what firms should be thinking about and what they should be doing if they want to boost their levels of employee engagement.
This interview follows on from my recent interview – Great service comes from doing things upside down – Interview with John Timpson – and is number 181 in the series of interviews with authors and business leaders that are doing great things, helping businesses innovate and delivering great service and experience to their customers.
Here’s the highlights of my interview with Cathy:
About Cathy (adapted from her LinkedIn bio)
As the Exec Director for Engage for Success Cathy engages and energises audiences around business change, leadership and innovation. She passionately believes that helping people find a better way to work can make a big difference to people’s lives, their organisations and ultimately to the country.
Engage for Success is a social movement committed to releasing the capabilities of employees to improve performance, instigate growth and enhance wellbeing. It operates across the public, private and third sectors and enjoys significant Government support.
As director for Engage for Success, Cathy has wide ranging experience across the public, private and third sectors in raising awareness and providing practical guidance to organisations looking to improve employee engagement. With a background in delivering strategic transformation programmes for a FTSE 100 company, she recognises the importance of values, good management practices, authentic leadership and the ability to listen in creating environments where people can bring the best of themselves to work every day.
When she’s not out evangelising the virtues of employee engagement, some of the many other things that make her happy are Morris dancing with Shrewsbury Morris, feeding people (especially with cake) and stretching mind and body out in a good yoga session.