Making Waves - the podcast series from Wavelength

Welcome to Wavelength Making Waves - the podcast series for curious business leaders, dedicated to all things leadership. Join us as we dive into fascinating conversations with first-class business leaders and practitioners from around the world, covering some of the hottest topics in leadership.

Scroll down for our latest episodes.


The Power of Purpose with Tim Munden, former Chief Learning Officer at Unilever

In this podcast, Adrian Simpson talks with Tim Munden. 

Tim has over 20 years experience of developing effective leaders, teams and organisations, in a business and not for profit context. As an award winning Chief Learning Officer at Unilever, Tim was responsible for developing the leadership capability to enable ongoing business growth and transformation, and the realisation of Unilever’s purpose, including working with the most senior leadership teams in the business.

Tim launched Unilever’s own discover your purpose workshops, which over 56,000 Unilever employees have completed, deeply embedding purpose in the culture. Randomised control trials demonstrated that the workshops improve willingness to go the extra mile, work and life fulfilment, psychological safety and sense of control to prioritise competing demands.

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00:00 / 51:28

Leadership Lessons with Terri Kelly, former CEO, W.L Gore & Associates, the GORE-TEX innovators

In this podcast, Adrian Simpson talks with Terri Kelly. 

During her 13-year tenure as president and CEO of W. L. Gore & Associates, a multi-billion dollar privately-held global Enterprise, Terri Kelly oversaw the multibillion-dollar enterprise that employs approximately 10,000 associates in 45 plants around the world.

Terri led W.L Gore through a huge transformation journey that completely transformed the way it innovated (leading to the development of a Silicon Valley based innovation centre and its first ever partnership with start-ups) and transformed it into a more data led, agile organisation.

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00:00 / 58:07

Leadership Insights with Fred Reid

In this podcast, our Chief Connector Adrian Simpson talks with Fred Reid. 


A serial leader, Fred was Founding CEO at Virgin America, President at Lufthansa and President at Delta Airlines. Fred has also worked alongside Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb for 5 years, with Larry Page, the Co-Founder of Google, as well as Richard Branson. 


Listen as they explore leadership insights and lessons from Fred's phenomenal career.

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00:00 / 53:58

Inside Service Excellence - Southwest Airlines with Elizabeth Bryant

Southwest Airlines is unequivocally one of the worlds finest organisations, admired globally for its’ legendary culture and ethos of positively outrageous service. In this episode Elizabeth Bryant, a senior Southwest Airlines leader for more than 20 years provides invaluable, practical insights into what it takes to create and maintain such a special culture in one of the toughest, most regulated and unionised sectors.

Southwest Airlines Podcast 9.7.21with Elizabeth Bryant
00:00 / 50:56

Leadership lessons and stories with Adrian Simpson

This podcast is with our very own Adrian Simpson.

Adrian has developed a truly unique understanding of what it takes to create a great organisation, having spent over 25 years of his career going inside the boardrooms and shop floors of the world's most admired organisations.

In this deeply personal and insightful podcast interview, Adrian shares how he and his wife and fellow co-founder Jessica Stack came to create Wavelength, of the challenges of running your own business, and of the importance of surrounding yourself with great people and a strong, supportive network. Adrian talks about Wavelength's purpose of making the world better through business, by profoundly improving the quality of leadership education.

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00:00 / 53:24

How To Lead A Virtual Organisation with Barbie Brewer

In this podcast Wavelength Co-founder, Adrian Simpson, talks with Barbie Brewer, a Silicon Valley-based Chief People Officer with unparalleled experience of what it takes to lead a fully virtual organisation..

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00:00 / 47:48

Everyone is an entrepreneur of their own life with Alan Webber

In this podcast Alan Webber gives us a deep and personal insight into what it really takes to reimagine and reinvent yourself. Moving from HBR to Fast Company, political speech writing to city mayor, Alan takes us through his experience of learning and unlearning, getting rid of fear, redefining purpose and the Rules of Thumb to follow as an entrepreneur of your own life. A provocative and practical guide to personal change 

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00:00 / 47:09

How to Innovate Like Lego with David Gram

LEGO is one of the world’s most popular brands with a legendary reputation for innovation - key to this was the establishment of their Future Group - set up ‘To invent the future of play'. In this podcast David Gram, former senior innovation and marketing director and Head of Ventures distils the role, remit and secrets behind the success of this unit which helped LEGO move well beyond the brick!

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00:00 / 1:00:02

Mission Change - Leading Through Crisis with Stuart Tootal

In this podcast Stuart Tootal, Former Commander of 3PARA in Afghanistan, shares his lessons from the frontline, the day to day learnings and insights on what it takes to lead through a crisis, to stay resilient, and deliver impact. 

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00:00 / 53:55