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Navigating a Toxic Work Culture with Liz Bingham

Apr 13, 2022 | Coaching, Leadership

The most common topic people ask Jean to talk about is Toxic Work Cultures. In this episode Jean is joined by Liz Bingham. Liz shares her insights on this along with sharing her career journey.

Liz began her career straight from school with BDO Stoy Hayward in 1981, joining Ernst & Young in 1986.

She went on to have a long and illustrious career with EY. As well as an outstanding career as a restructuring expert, she held a number of positions of responsibility in the firm. This included her role as Managing Partner of the UK and Ireland Board where she led the development and delivery of the firm’s extraordinarily successful strategy for employer brand, talent development and Diversity and Inclusion.

She is an avid campaigner for diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace, for non-graduates, for women, for parents, for flexible workers and for LGBT+ people and this resulted in Liz being recognised by HM Queen with the honour of OBE for services to equality in the workplace.

Liz has received numerous awards and honours throughout her career including being ranked in the top 20 of the FT Top 50 Outstanding in Business List. She also both appeared in and later judged the BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour 100 Power List. She holds an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from BPP University.

Jean and Liz talk about

    • How it takes a community for someone to have a successful senior career.
    • Research on how high performing teams often function as inclusive communities
    • Creating a ‘swarm’ to support you when you are experiencing a toxic work environment
    • How leaders can be aware of their own toxic behaviours when they are derailed and get back to equilibrium.

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Hi, I’m Jean. Coach. Teacher. Podcaster.

I’m a Master Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, with over 20 years of coaching experience and 30 years of working with leaders in organizations. I’m the Founder of Bailey Balfour Asia Pacific, an organization consultancy, where I’m also Creator and Programme Director of our Accredited Coach Training Programs.