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Stories of Success Podcast


The podcast is a listening experience for your personal development.

I regularly interview high achievers, entrepreneurs, consultants, visionaries, coaches, and mentors about their secrets and experience. Learn from the best and enjoy!

Apr 1, 2021

Michael Brennan co-founded tootoot in 2013 with a core mission of supporting the psychological safety and wellbeing of individuals by making it easier for individuals to talk about anything that was making them feel unhappy or unsafe.
 
His idea for the app came after spending years being bullied but struggling to find a safe and trusted way to speak up.
 
He wanted to create a simple app that would reduce the barriers children and young people face when trying to speak about their concerns.
 
Following tootoot’s success in the education sector, this year Michael launched Stribe a new employee voice software for workplaces.
 
Topics we discussed:
  • We recorded this during the snow blizzards in February
  • His history of being bullied
  • Michael turning his life around by changing schools and becoming head boy
  • Psychological Safety
  • Tootoot app for schools
  • Changes in bullying due to social media
  • Building resilience with the school bell
  • No barriers through cyber bullying
  • Problems of bullying during Covid19 from home
  • Success is impact, starting with improving one child’s life
  • Mindfulness and mental health
  • School and workplace priorities for mental health
  • Stribehq.com - the app for psychological safety in the workplace
  • How Stribe changes the workplace communication and people’s happiness at work
  • It’s important to introduce technologies which replace and support face to face conversations
  • How mindfulness improves productivity in the workplace
  • Health benefits and the impact on productivity, but also on hiring and ‘employees’ benefits’
  • The cost of not supporting employees needs to be understood by everyone
  • Employer-employee shift
  • People as assets of organisations
  • Importance of trust
  • Contact Michael on LinkedIn

Volker is a sales, strategy and leadership consultant. With a passion for coaching and mindfulness, helping individuals and companies to achieve more. In his podcast he interviews high achievers, entrepreneurs, consultants, visionaries, coaches, and mentors about their secrets and experience. Learn from the best! Find out more on his website or subscribe to his newsletter.