The Jens Heitland Show

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By: Jens Heitland

The True Innovation Podcast. I connect the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship.Jens Heitland is a serial Entrepreneur, Coach, Innovator, International leader and thinker. He believes that the language of business will empower people to change the world to be a better place.The Jens Heitland Show, inspires you to connect the dots of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Listen to what Entrepreneurs and Innovators from around the world learned when they stepped out of the corporate life to fulfill their vision and dreams. Find out more about Jens Heitland at HeitlandInnovation.com

EP 62 : Innovate theleisureway  - Gastón Gaitán on innovating places, learnings from his father, knowledge through people and more.
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Yesterday at 7:00 AM

Innovate the leisure way  - Gastón Gaitán on innovating places, learnings from his father, knowledge through people and more.| Brought to you by The Event Design Collective. More on that below.

Welcome to the Jens Heitland Show where I meet with experts of different fields to connect the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship.

In this episode we connect the dots of innovation through  the story of Gastón Gaitán, how he developed from working with his Father selling Football tables,  running an Entertainment Bar to get to be one of the world leading...


EP 61: Innovation in Event Design - Ruud Janssen on playing Alphorn, Building the Event Design Collective, Creative Comments and More
#61
Last Monday at 7:00 AM

Innovation in Event Design - Ruud Janssen on playing Alphorn, Building the Event Design Collective, Creative Comments and More. | Brought to you by The Event Design Collective. More on that below.

Welcome to the Jens Heitland Show where I meet with experts of different fields to connect the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship.

This Episodes will bring us into the Event Design space. Ruud Janssen (@RuudWJanssen) is an Event Designer, Founder and Managing Partner of The Design Collective.

Links to my guest:

Ruud Janssen on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin...


EP 60: Innovation and sustainability in the build environment - David Johnson
#60
Last Friday at 1:00 AM

Innovation and sustainability in the build environment - David Johnson on innovation in the build environment, biophilic design and more.

Welcome to the Jens Heitland Show where I meet with experts of different fields to connect the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship.

In this Episode I meet with David Johnson where he tells the stories of how he developed his expertise over time. We explore how he facilitates the innovation culture around biophilic design in the teams in SERA Architects, his passion for Climate Change, and a new innovative way to accelerate investments in regenerative...


EP 59: Sustainable Change with young thinkers - XYZ Playground Edition
#59
04/28/2021

Sustainable Change with young thinkers - XYZ Playground Edition - with Joshua Nuttall on how to tackle the sustainability problems we face at scale and more.

Welcome to the Jens Heitland Show where I meet with experts of different fields to connect the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship.

This is another XYZ Playground edition where I meet with Joshua Nuttall to explore how leaders of today can learn from the leaders of tomorrow.

In this episode, we explore how reverse mentorship and the engagement with young thinkers together can solve sustainability problems in...


EP 58: The superpowers of innovation-The Innovation Breakfast Club with Dennis, Joshua & Werner
#58
04/26/2021

The superpowers of innovation - The Innovation Breakfast Club with Dennis Luijer, Joshua Nuttall and Werner Puchert

Welcome to the Jens Heitland Show where I meet with experts of different fields to connect the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship.

This episode is a special format "The Innovation Breakfast Club" where I connect previous guests to each other to explore a common topic.

In this Episode I meet with Dennis Luijer, Joshua Nuttall and Werner Puchert and we explore the superpowers of innovation, what they could be and how they could be...


EP 57: Acceleration of Organic Cotton - Ruud Schute on innovation in the cotton ecosystem and how the Organic Cotton Accelerator is accelerating positive change and more.
#57
04/23/2021

Acceleration of Organic Cotton - Ruud Schute on innovation in the cotton ecosystem, how the Organic Cotton Accelerator is accelerating positive change and more.

Welcome to the Jens Heitland Show where I meet with experts of different fields to connect the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship.

In this Episode I meet with Ruud Schute where he shares his growth story within the Supply Chain of the Cotton industry and why he changed to be Program Director of the Organic Cotton Accelerator based in the Netherlands.

Links to my guest:<...


EP 56: Engaging with young thinkers - XYZ Playground Edition - with Joshua Nuttall on how organisations can engage with young thinkers
#56
04/21/2021

Engaging with young thinkers - XYZ Playground Edition - with Joshua Nuttall on how organisations can engage with young thinkers

Welcome to the Jens Heitland Show where I meet with experts of different fields to connect the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship.

This is another XYZ Playground edition where I meet with Joshua Nuttall to explore how leaders of today can learn from the leaders of tomorrow.

In this Episode we explore how you identify and engage with young thinkers inside your organisation in changing times digitalisation and more.

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EP 55 #55: The need of innovation - The Innovation Breakfast Club with Debora Labusch, Ulrike Spang Lessnow and Mercedes Vidal
#55
04/19/2021

The need of innovation - The Innovation Breakfast Club with Debora Labusch, Ulrike Spang Lessnow and Mercedes Vidal

Welcome to the Jens Heitland Show where I meet with experts of different fields to connect the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship.

This episode is a special Format where I connect previous guests to each other to explore a common topic.

In this Episode I meet with Debora Labusch, Ulrike Spang Lessnow and Mercedes Vidal and we explore innovation in different phases of organisations, forced change from the outside and how you innovate with your...


Ep 54: Declan McLaughlin
#54
04/16/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with Declan McLaughlin.
Declan is wearing a couple of hats at the same time.
He is working in Business Development of MY BACK HUG and is the Chapter Director of Start-Up-Grind in Edinburgh next to that he is the Founder of his own business called DM Nutrition.

Our wide-ranging conversation circles around how he is managing the different responsibilities create success habits and how he is an integral part of the innovation ecosystem in Edinburgh Scotland (UK).

Where can you find Declan?
https://www.linkedin...


Ep 53: David Bassuk - Innovation in Education and more
#53
04/14/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with David Bassuk.
David Bassuk is the Professor of Theater Arts at the State University of New York, Purchase College, and the Creative Director of White Horse Immersive.

In our wide-ranging conversation, we look into changes of the education, a VR/AR driven experience software he is looking to realize and he gives us some insights into projects he is doing in China.

Where can you find David?
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dbassuk/​
David Bassuk: https://davidbassuk.com/​
Purchase College: https://www.purc...


Ep 52: XYZ- Playground No. 08 - Creating engagement in Organisations
#52
04/12/2021

This is another XYZ Playground Edition where I meet with Joshua
exploring how leaders of today can learn from leaders of tomorrow.

Today's topic is: Connecting and creating engagement in Organisations.

Where can you find GUEST?
Joshua Nuttall: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-nu...​
XYZ Playground: https://www.xyzplayground.com/


Ep 51: Dan Burns - Testify the way you should test
#51
04/09/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with Dan Burns.
Dan grew up in New Zealand and moved to Germany where he founded the company Testifi.
Testifi offers cutting edge test automation tools and services to massively speed up the process of large-scale software delivery in enterprise applications.

We talk all over testing prototyping and innovating from a small company perspective to a large corporation perspective

Where can you find Dan?
Dan Burns LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danburns6/​
Testifie GmbH : https://testifi.io/​


Ep 50: Sebastian Baer - Innovation in footwear - Joe Nimble
#50
04/07/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with Sebastian Baer.
Sebastian is the shoe pioneer and inventor of the Functional Footwear design concept.
He is the managing director at BÄR GmbH, with the 2 main brands Bär shoes and Joe Nimble.
Bär GmbH is a German second generation family business for handmade, high-quality functional footwear with uncompromising toefreedom®

Where can you find Sebastian?
Sebastian on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastian...​
Joe Nimble: https://www.joe-nimble.com/


Ep 49: XYZ Playground Edition - Learning and connecting in a digital world
#49
04/05/2021

This is a special edition of the Jens Heitland Show where I meet and talk with Joshua Nuttall to explore what leaders of today can learn from leaders of tomorrow.
Today's discussion is all around Learning and connecting in a digital world

Where can you find Joshua?
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-nu...​
XYZ Playground Website: https://www.xyzplayground.com/​​​
XYZ Playground on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtB7


Ep 48: Paul Bulencea - Innovation through healing
#48
04/02/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with Paul Bulencea.
Paul is the Co-founder College of Extraordinary Experiences and Co-author of the book Gamification in Tourism. He was featured in the Forbes 30 under 30 List and has spoken at TEDx events.

Where can you find Paul?
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paul.bulenc...​
Book: "Gamification in Tourism: Designing Memorable Experiences" by Paul Bulencea
TEDx: https://www.ted.com/talks/paul_bulenc...​
Email: paul@extraordinary.college


Ep 47: XYZ-Playground Edition - How do we deal with change
#47
03/31/2021

This is another XYZ Playground Edition where I meet with Joshua
exploring how leaders of today can learn from leaders of tomorrow.

Today's topic changes and how we deal with change as individuals, leaders, and organizations.

Joshua on social:
Joshua Nuttall: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-nu...​
XYZ Playground: https://www.xyzplayground.com/


Ep 46: Innovation Breakfast - Leading cultural transitions
#46
03/29/2021

Innovation Breakfast  is the format where I meet with previous guests to dig deeper into one specific topic
Today's topic is - Leading Cultural Transitions in a growing organization.
Enjoy the conversation between Joshua, Dennis, Werner, and myself.

Please welcome back to the show:
Dennis Luijer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennislui...​
Joshua Nuttall: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-nu...​
Werner Puchert: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wernerpuc...


Ep 45: Zamir Shukhov - Corporate Innovation through Acceleration Programs
#45
03/26/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with Zamir Shukhov.
Zamir is a Serial entrepreneur, an expert in management, acceleration, corporate innovation, and marketing he is the CEO & partner of the company Global Venture Alliance.

Where can you find Zamir?
Zamir on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zamirshukhov​
GVA: https://www.gva.vc/en


Ep 44: Marta Samson - Creating Result
#44
03/24/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with Marta Samson.
Marta is a British/Brazilian Entrepreneur and business coach the Host of the Thrivepreneur Podcast.
She helps female entrepreneurs to start and grow online businesses.

Where can you find Marta?
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marta.samso...​
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/martans?fref=nf​
Marta's business: https://www.martasamson.com/​
Thrivepreneur podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...


Ep 43: Seth van der Meer - Innovation and the Power of Positivity
#43
03/22/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with Seth van der Meer.
Seth is the Disruptor-In-Chief. He is an entrepreneur and has founded and co-founded over 10 companies. He has advised and mentored dozens of startups, scale-ups, and associations.

In this episode, he shares his stories on innovation in different companies and how he came back to the company he once founded and sold.

Where can you find Seth?
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sethlinked/​
Business:
Sykes: https://www.linkedin.com/company/syke...


Ep 42: XYZ Playground No. 5 - Mentorship
#42
03/19/2021

This is a special edition of the Jens Heitland Show where I meet and talk with Joshua Nuttall to explore what leaders of today can learn from leaders of tomorrow.

Today's discussion is all around Mentorship

Where can you find Joshua?
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-nu...​
XYZ Playground Website: https://www.xyzplayground.com/​​
XYZ Playground on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtB7


Ep 41: Christopher Choa - Outcome based urban strategies
#41
03/17/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with Christopher Choa.
Chris is a Global Trustee of the Urban Land Institute. He is an active Board Advisor for a wide range of organizations related to real-estate,
urban mobility, energy, and digital design.
Prior to founding the Outcome-based master planning, and program management business OUTCOMEIST he led AECOM’s Cities Consulting practice and was an appointed advisor to the Mayor of London.

Where can you find Christopher?
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christoph...​
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/c_choa/?hl=en​
Busine...


Ep 40: Bill Kistler - Stories from Disney, IBM and an exciting new Platform
#40
03/15/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with Bill Kistler.
Bill is the Former Executive Vice President of Europe for the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC).
He is the Founder and Managing Partner at urbanOvation and has an impressive career working for companies such as IBM, Disney, and many more.

In this episode, Bill shares his journey from working in some of the largest corporations starting his own business and how innovation was an integral part of that.
He shares the vision behind the exciting UrbanOvation Platform that will change the way individuals...


Ep 39: Special Episode - XYZ-Playground No.4
#39
03/12/2021

This is a special edition of the Jens Heitland Show where I meet and talk with Joshua Nuttall about a Reverse Mentorship prototype that was initiated last year called the XYZ Playground.

In this episode, we discuss, how you gain different perspectives and think differently how we challenge ourselves and how a playground might help companies to learn


Ep 38: Leigh Gamon - Entrepreneurial Culture Design
#38
03/10/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with Leigh Gamon.

Leigh is Service Design Lead at Fjord the Innovation & Design arm of Accenture. She is an experienced change and culture designer.

Within this episode, we look into her definition of  Innovation and design and deconstruct how she would build an entrepreneurial culture with one of her clients.

Where can you find Leigh?

Leigh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leigh-gam...​

Leigh on Instagram: https://instagram.com/leigh_in_copenh...​


Fjord Copenhagen: https://www.fjor...


Ep 37: Simon De Burgh - Evidence based innovation in sport
#37
03/08/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with Simon De Burgh.
Simon is the Performance and Nutrition Director at @tri_force_endurance and Founder of Velo performance cycling club

He is an award-winning trainer, experienced triathlon, and nutrition coach.

Where can you find Simon?
Triforce Endurance: https://triforceendurance.com/​
Velo Performance Cycling Club: https://www.veloperformance.club/​
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TriForceEndu...


Ep 36: Special Edition XYZ Playground No3
#36
03/05/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship.

This is a special edition of the Jens Heitland Show where I meet and talk with Joshua Nuttall about Reverse Mentorship and what leaders of today can learn from leaders of tomorrow.

We discuss entrepreneurial cultures and how young minds and the digital environment might contribute to them.

Where can you find Joshua?
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-nu...​
XYZ Playground Website: https://www.xyzplayground.com/​
XYZ Playground on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtB7


Ep 35: Stephen Brooks - Retail isn't dead
#35
03/03/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with Stephen Brooks.
Stephen is the leading expert in commercialization and pop-up retail. He is the author of several books, a speaker, and a business coach.

Please enjoy the great expertise and stories around innovation in Retail with Stephen Brooks.

Where can you find Stephen?
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenab...​
Webpage: www.thepopupexpert.com


Ep 34: Special Edition XYZ-Playground No.2
#34
03/01/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship.

This is a special edition of the Jens Heitland Show where I meet and talk with Joshua Nuttall about Reverse Mentorship and what leaders of today can learn from leaders of tomorrow.

We discuss entrepreneurial cultures and how young minds and the digital environment might contribute to them.

Where can you find Joshua?
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-nu...​
XYZ Playground Website: https://www.xyzplayground.com/​​
XYZ Playground on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtB7​


Ep 33: Innovation Breakfast No. 01 - Entrepreneurial Culture
#33
02/26/2021

Today's show is a new innovation breakfast format, where I will meet with previous guests to explore specific topics.

Today's topic is Entrepreneurial Culture.

Please welcome back to the show:
Dennis Luijer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennislui...​
Joshua Nuttall: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-nu...​
Werner Puchert:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/wernerpuc...​


Ep 32: Miinkay Yu - Innovate through intuition
#32
02/24/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with Miinkay Yu.
Miinkay is a Podcast Host and Life Purpose Coach she helps people to discover their passions and turn them into a career. Additionally, she is a Bodyworker and Outdoor Enthusiast.

In our conversation, Miinkay talks about her story how she found her intuition, and how she helps others to do the same too. We touch on how this works with innovation and other topics around her story.

Where can you find Miinkay?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coachmiinkay/​
Instagram: https://www.instagram.co...


Ep 31: Brian Kilkelly - The business of Climate
#31
02/22/2021

BriaConnecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with Brian Kilkelly - The business of Climate. Brian is a Partnership developer, motivator, and public speaker.

He has worked with the UN, the European Commission, Governments, and leading private-sector corporations to promote innovation, engage stakeholders, enhance lives, and build sustainable commercial success.

In this wide-ranging conversation we talk about his time in South America, how he builds a business around sustainable city networks and how he believes innovation will change sustainability direction in the Real Estate industry and beyond. He gives interesting and thought-provoking stories that might...


Ep 30: Jakob Holmsberg, Visual Design and Innovation Expert
#30
02/19/2021

In this episode, I talk to Jakob Holmsberg about his view on Design, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.

We explore different parts of his career, how he works as a design and innovation consultant, how his Dad
supported inventors to build businesses and what he learned of running his own business.

Jakob is a Senior Visual Designer at Fjord the Design and Innovation Consultancy that is part of Accenture.

Where can you find Jakob?
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jakobholmsberg/​
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jakobholmsberg​
Jakob works at Fjord: https://www...


Ep 29: Special Edition XYZ Playground No.1
#29
02/17/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship.
This is a special edition of the Jens Heitland Show where I meet and talk with Joshua Nuttall about a Reverse Mentorship prototype that was initiated last year called the XYZ Playground.

We discuss how the XYZ Playground came to happen what it is and how reverse mentorship can change businesses.

Where can you find GUEST?
Joshua Nutall on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-nuttall-0984a0a5/​
XYZ Playground Website: https://www.xyzplayground.com/​
XYZ Playground on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtB...


Ep 28: Jonas Engberg - what we can learn from innovation in Refugee-camps
#28
02/15/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with Jonas Engberg.
Jonas is the Director of Partnerships & Innovation at CARE Denmark

CARE is a non for profit organization and a global leader dedicated to ending poverty.

Where can you find Jonas?
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonas-engberg-6aa981a/​
Website:https://care.dk/english


Ep 27: Lexi Ruffell - Sales Funnels and Marketing
#27
02/12/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with Lexi Ruffell.
Lexi is an Entrepreneur and Expert in Online Marketing and Sales funnels
she is the CEO of Marketing Choreography and the host of the podcast the funnel after party.

Where can you find Lexi?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexi.ruffell​
Website: https://lexiruffell.com/


Ep 26: Andrew Lovett-Barron - Product Management and Co-Design Entrepreneur
#26
02/10/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with Andrew Lovett-Barron.
Andrew is the Founder of Knowsi - a Consent Management Software for Researchers and the owner of the Product Management and  Co-Design Consultancy - Stupid Systems.

He is the orchestrator behind the outfit diary - StupidFits  which you should check out on Instagram @stupifits

Where can you find Andrew?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Readywater​
Instagram: http://instagram.com/lovettbarron​
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlb/​
Newsletter: https://andrewlb.com​
Knowsi: https://knowsi.com​
Stupid Fits: http://stu...


Ep 25: Ulrike Spang Lessnow - Retail Executive
#25
02/08/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with Ulrike Spang Lessnow.
Ulrike is an International Business Leader and Top Retail Executive with leadership positions in brands like
Intersport, IKEA, and Douglas in several European countries.

In this episode, we discuss her perspective on retail innovation for small retailers and global corporations.
We dive deep into examples of how retailers can innovate and how culture is an important part of all companies out there.

Where can you find Ulrike?
Linedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ulrike-spang-lessnow-56179a22/


Ep 24: Cristian Ekstroem Vidal
#24
02/05/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with Cristian Ekstroem Vidal.

Cristian is a young entrepreneur and Specialist in the Information Security & Data Privacy area on top he is the co-founder of 2 businesses

Where can you find Cristian?
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cristian-ekstr%C3%B6m-vidal-9957701a1/
XYZ-Playground: https://www.xyzplayground.com/


Ep 23: Gary Burrows
#23
02/03/2021

Connecting the dots of innovation and entrepreneurship with Gary Burrows.

As the Managing Director of Malls & Meeting Places within Fit For Commerce, Gary Burrows is bridging the offline and online world of retail and real estate.

Please enjoy a deep dive into the online and offline perspective of Shopping Malls and the opportunities for Retailers and Mall operators worldwide.

Where can you find Gary?
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-burrows-771237a/

Fit For Commerce: https://www.fitforcommerce.com/