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We hope you’ve enjoyed listening to the Good Employer Podcast over the past couple months! We’ve taken the time to put together a list of recommendations from our guests. We believe this list of podcasts, books and TED talks really embody our Good Employer Values, so why not check them out?


Debbie Anderson

Debbie is a Leadership Development trainer and coach and the Founder of Enable Excellence. Debbie is an expert in the field of Leadership and Management, having worked in corporate HR for more than 20 years.

Debbie recommends:

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Franklin Covey

That’s a great book in terms of giving you simple tools and techniques to help you to be effective from any perspective from leadership and also as an employee.

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World for Men – Caroline Criado Perez

It’s got some really interesting examples and data analysis that show how bias can have a significant impact on the success of individuals in the workplace.

You can listen to Debbie’s episode here.


Jay Ball

Jay Ball is the CEO of Flotek Group Limited, an IT and communications service provider. He started his first tele-communications business in 2007 and had 46 employees when he sold the business in 2019. He’s now onto his next venture at Flotek Group Limited and manages a property business.

Jay recommends:

The Diary of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

I absolutely love listening to peoples business stories. I love to understand how they started and what they’ve learnt and what they did. I find it really inspiring

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating if your Life Depended On It – Chris Voss

If you read it in depth, you actually learn it’s more about listening to people and discovering what the actually really want and what’s actually bothering them

You can listen to Jay’s episode here.


Lizzie Hewitt

Lizzie Hewitt is the CEO of Iconic Project Management. She’s passionate about changing the poor reputation of the construction industry and wants to be the very best construction company to work for.

Lizzie recommends

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E Gerber

Such a great book, isn’t it? I’m everything apart from the technician!


You can listen to Lizzie’s episode here.

Lauren Harvey

Lauren is the Founding Director of Full Stop Accounts, an B Corp accountancy firm. They support businesses of all sizes to help them to have a positive and mindful approach to society, people and the planet.

Lauren recommends

Passion. Purpose. Profit – Fiona Killacky

The great thing about this book is that you want to spend time in it and it drives you on to do great things.


You can listen to Lauren’s episode here.


Amanda Bennett

Amanda is the Managing Director of Schoolhouse Daycare. Schoolhouse Daycare is one of Wales’s largest independently owned day-care nurseries. They strive to attract the highest calibre carers, who show respect, individuality and have a passion for shaping the next generation.

Amanda recommends

Dare to Lead – Brené Brown

The book is described as a road map to anyone who wants to lead mindfully and bravely

The Power of Vulnerability – Brené Brown

She dispels the myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals in truth it’s our most accurate measure of courage.

You can listen to Amanda’s episode here.

Matt Parfitt

Matt is the founder of Grace Enterprises, Radiant Cleaners, and Jubilee Events. Based in Nottingham, their mission is transform lives through supportive employment across their sustainable businesses.

Matt recommends

The Trusted Executive – John Blakey

It’s all about what makes a good leader, what makes a good business,with number one being you’ve got to deliver

The Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast

Loads of really good guests and lots of great wisdom

You can listen to Matt’s episode here.


We hope you enjoy these great recommendations whilst your waiting for the next episode of The Good Employer Podcast. If you haven’t already, you can subscribe to us on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Remember to leave a review if you enjoyed what we’ve done so far!

…and remember, being a Good Employer starts with you!


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