EOA Podcast: Episode 12 – Empowering employees to act like owners

Episode 12 of the EOA Podcast explores the theme of empowering employees to act like owners.

In this episode, you will hear tips on how to empower employees to make an impact in an employee-owned business; how one of our members has gone about empowering its employees in its first two years being EO; and also from the chair of an employee voice group on how she and her colleagues have become empowered.

Each year, the EOA runs a series of virtual and in-person networking events to help share insight and best practice to the wider EO community, as well as those considering or on the journey to becoming employee owned.

And the theme of this episode was inspired by two of these events in the last year, as well as how the EOA’s three courses help empower employees to act like owners.

Episode interviews

Coralie Hooper, consultant at Telos Partners and co-director of the EOA’s ‘How To Be An Empowering Leader In An EO Business’ course.

David Alterman, chief executive of The Nursery Research & Planning, which is a London-based market research consultancy which became employee owned two years ago and was highly commended by EOA President Patrick Lewis for its 2022 EO Stories awards entry.

Lisa Walker, an accountant at The Peloton, an accountancy firm based in Cornwall that transferred ownership to an EOT in June 2022. She is chair for The Peloton’s monthly EOT forums, and attended the EOA’s newest course titled ‘representing and developing employee voice in an EO business’.

The episode also hears from a member of the EO community on why they love employee ownership.

You can use the links below to listen to the episode, or you can listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, Overcast, Breaker, Castbox, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic and Stitcher.

You can also view the full episode schedule here.