In this episode of CharacterScope’s podcast Mark talks to Kaio Burghard, CharacterScope’s Creative Lead and in-house pixel magician. If you’ve ever wondered why the platform looks so good, then listen to Kaio’s journey to working for CharacterScope.
In this interview, Arabella Ellis and Shaun Pulfrey explore how he set about developing the Tangle Teezer Detangling brushes. The idea of creating brushes that wouldn’t damage hair had been bubbling away for some time for Shaun, yet he lacked belief that he was the kind of person who could bring these ideas to commercial reality. So, what changed? Listen as we hear how setbacks, self-belief and innovation are tightly interwoven in the chase to bring an idea to the world.
In this episode Mark talks to Kristen Don, Regional Greenlight Manager at Uber for Scotland and North of England and long-time CharacterScope user. A natural born leader, Kristen discusses the importance of birth order, keys to communication and how her upbringing shaped how she leads.
A creative problem-solver, Kristen has a unique ‘anything is possible’ and ‘honesty is the best policy’ attitude and discusses how many of theses attributes can be enhanced through approaching life with a bit more Zest.
Listen now to understand the mind of a Charismatic-Servant leader, how they enjoy pulling people towards them and get their own ego out of the way and focus instead on the team.
In this episode of the ‘Interesting People’ podcast we turn the tables, with regular host Mark Loftus taking the hot seat. Mark is CharacterScope’s founder and CEO, with over twenty years of experience as a trusted consultant and coach to senior leaders.
With guest interviewer Arabella Ellis, they talk start-up growing pains, how the idea of putting character back into leadership started in the 90’s, and has anything really changed since he was 7?
Mark Loftus started his working life in the field of clinical psychology, but a desire to carve his own path led to the creation of the highly-successful consultancy, The Thinking Partnership.
Following many years as a coach and consultant to business leaders, and as an organisational assessor, more recently Mark founded CharacterScope, a vehicle for the wisdom and experience gained through years of helping leaders be their best.
In episode 2 of our ‘Interesting People’ podcast we meet Angus Hopper, marketing lead at CharacterScope. Mark Loftus talks to Angus about the world of work, leadership lessons and why does everyone hate marketers?
Angus went to university to study engineering, but soon after dropping out found that marketing and the digital world was an area of great interest. After spending 3 years working in marketing for political parties, software and production companies he joined CharacterScope and got to work creating a digital strategy and profile.
Before joining CharacterScope Angus believed he was “the opposite of a leader”, listen to episode 2 to find out what’s changed and why he now believes leadership comes in many forms.