Caterina Kostoula coaches leaders for impact and fulfilment as the founder of coaching company, The Leaderpath®. Before that, she was a business leader at Google. So if you want to get the scoop on working at Google, you’re in the right place!

More importantly, the main topic of this episode is prompted by Caterina’s book, part of the Penguin Expert Series, “Hold Successful Meetings”.  First we discover what prompted Caterina to write on this subject – given that she actually hated meetings in her corporate life.  Secondly we delve into her 4D framework for holding successful meetings – and in doing so demonstrate great leadership.

We discuss the upsides and downsides of virtual meetings and the inevitable growth of hybrid meetings, with a mix of virtual and in-person participants. Whether it’s a shepherd with their dog or an online meeting, eye contact is the defining factor.  Listen out for Caterina’s stellar tip for hybrid meetings which she feels are the hardest of all to lead.

So what four words (one for each leg of the sheep or dog of course) will Caterina use to describe the most extraordinary team? We conclude our conversation with this question to each of our guests and as yet no two have been the same.

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