The Sheep Dip Podcast - Raising The Baa

The first series of our weekly podcast SheepDip features Head Shepherd and founder Chris Farnsworth in conversation with our principal facilitator Paul Warriner. It kicks off with the origins of Raising the Baa, discusses the three perspectives of our teambuilding – Sheep, Shepherd and Dog – then covers one topic at a time, the most common learnings fed back to us by our clients.

Series 2 involves Chris and co-founder Caroline interviewing a special guest, exploring their insights and current thinking related the world of learning and development.

Each month we record an episode from the farm, illustrating a day in the life of a shepherd. So many questions are asked whilst on our team building programmes about sheep and farming, this is our way of bringing all the answers together.

July 14, 2021

#51. A Day in the Life of a Shepherd – July

Welcome to the July episode of A Day in the Life of a Shepherd. The next big task after shearing is weaning. It’s a topic which […]
June 30, 2021

#49. Is the grass always greener for leaders?

Self-described “obsessed with possibility” Stacey Ashley has over 30 years of experience in coaching high performance leadership competence, confidence and credibility.  Talking to us from the […]
June 23, 2021
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#48. New work patterns = new internal communications

The 40-hour work week is out, being paid for competing tasks is in. Other than manufacturing this is the way employers should now be thinking, according […]
June 17, 2021

#47. A Day in the Life of a Shepherd – June

Welcome to the June episode of A Day in the Life of a Shepherd. Chris and Caroline are in the farmyard this month, with the sounds […]
June 2, 2021
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#46. From charitable beginnings to re-igniting that inner flame

This week’s guest is a long-standing friend of Raising the Baa, David Wreathall, who is founder and now Chair of Trustees at the youth charity Inner […]
May 26, 2021
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#45. Creating a workplace where people want to be

Dana Vogelmeier delights in helping leaders create workplaces people love. Having led multiple teams for 25 years in a Fortune 50 organisation, Dana’s experience in creating […]
May 19, 2021

#44. Engaging your team – the rebellious way

After 20+ years in the corporate world, Debra Corey wanted to be creative with her own title – Chief Pay It Forward Officer – of her […]
May 12, 2021

#43. A Day in the Life of a Shepherd – May

Welcome to the May episode of A Day in the Life of a Shepherd. Chris and Caroline are back in the churchyard, amongst a few orphan […]
May 5, 2021
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#42. Why bother? How identifying your team’s motivation is critical to success

Motivational Leadership was co-founded by our guest Kate Turner over 20 years ago to “shift the paradigm of motivation and leadership in the workplace”  She and […]
April 28, 2021
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#41. “It’s HR – but not as we know it”

It is wholly appropriate for an outdoors team building company podcast guest to have been described as “a breath of fresh air” within her profession!   Michelle […]
April 21, 2021

#40. Raising our own Baa

Head Shepherd Chris’ own lambing has finished.  It’s time to reflect and review. With all the new life around us in the fields and the easing […]
April 14, 2021

#39. A Day in the Life of A Shepherd – April

Welcome to the April episode of A Day in the Life of a Shepherd. Chris and Caroline are in amongst a few ewes and lambs in […]
April 7, 2021

#38. Got a presentation to deliver to your team? Let’s sort it.

“Presentation skills and public speaking ability is the #1 leadership skill you need to have in order to stand out from the crowd and be a […]
March 24, 2021
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#37. Mastering leadership (including a canine perspective)

With a background and passion for outdoors experiential education, the effervescent Iggy Perillo has evolved her business WSL Leadership to specialise in curating and facilitating leadership […]
March 17, 2021
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#36. A Day in the Life of A Shepherd – March

Welcome to the March episode of A Day in the Life of a Shepherd. It’s just a few days away from our Head Shepherd’s busiest time […]
March 10, 2021

#35. Top-flight tips from a pilot for your team

Just how relevant do you think the skills of an airline pilot might be in business? Today we find out with thanks to our guest Paul […]