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Episode Info: Find more interviews like this one at the Wellington Hustle Interview Project.   Listen to the interview on your favourite podcast app: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher Radio | Spotify | Google   MEET DIGBY SCOTT, THE CORPORATE REBEL   An Australian adventurer, husband, father and developer of leaders looking to bring change to the world.   Originally a Charted Accountant, Digby felt the world had more to offer, turned to travel, headed to Canada and spent a season working at a ski resort. He then followed this up by talking his way onto a commercial salmon boat with no experience. He finally settled back into the corporate world as a professional recruiter in London.   This is when Digby found his passion. Development of people, development of culture, development of organisations. Getting the best out of people and helping them grow towards a new future.   Q1 WHAT WAS YOUR VISION WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED YOUR VENTURE?   My idea was to offer career coaching. I wanted to help align people with their ideal work. When people play to their strengths, deliberately choosing the work they love, then the organisations who employ them benefit. In the late nineties, coaching wasn't valued by organisations as much as it is now. I quickly started working on a way to develop leaders and managers to become the catalyst for other employees' change. Empowering them to show up as the best person they could be.   At the time, only a few organisations were conscious of this approach. Now the idea of developing the best in people to improve their performance is the zeitgeist of today.   Based in Wellington, I work with public sector agencies, government departments, as well as several private sector companies.   Primarily if an organisation looks to shift its culture, I'll coach a handful of people to be the change agents. People who'll make a disproportionate impact. Then I also work with the executive team to help them support the change agents to make that culture shift. You can't just drive change from the top.   My book Change Makers came about to help run my workshops and programs. A book is a great way to help people for very little money to get maximum value for time. You don't have to be anywhere. You just take your book off the bookshelf, sit down in your bean bag and soak it up. For $20 or $30, that's a pretty good investment.   Q2 HOW DID YOU DEAL WITH EARLY SETBACKS?   The setbacks that I've experienced are mindset barriers.I'll give you an example. I stayed two years too long before leaving Inspire Group. I realised my enthusiasm for the job and performance was flatlining. I had stories in my head about why I shouldn't leave. That wasn't good for me. I was less excited about work. I was wanting to work for myself and believed I would make more of an impact doing so. But then I wouldn't move.Fortunately, I had a couple of good mentors who challenged me to change my story. Gently but firmly holding my feet to the fire. Eventually, I spo...
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