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.

February 24, 2021

#33. How it all began – the Raising the Baa story

If it’s good enough for the TV world it’s fine by us! One of our most popular episodes relates to THE most frequently asked question we […]
February 17, 2021
Ian Beer sales effectiveness trainer and saxophonist

#32. From Dell and 3M to luxury brands and insurance, adaptability is key

Team effectiveness, behavioural preferences and what motivates people to think and act like they do – all topics which fascinate today’s guest interviewee. In his words […]
February 10, 2021
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#31. A Day in the Life of a Shepherd – February

Welcome to the February episode of A Day in the Life of a Shepherd. And in Head Shepherd Chris’ calendar, an unusual occurrence for this time […]
February 3, 2021
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#30. Is ‘fun’ a prerequisite of your team training – real or virtual?

An American angle on team culture and engagement this time in our conversation with funny, motivational keynote speaker Brad Montgomery. Brad helps leaders, managers and their […]
January 27, 2021

#29. Have you ‘herd’ the one about cows flying to Africa?

If someone suggested flying cows from the UK to Africa to assist in a time of extreme famine, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was too […]
January 20, 2021
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#28. Keeping it simple

Executive coach, speaker and author of 5 books, Simon Tyler is our guest in this episode. Local to Raising the Baa, Simon is a humorous and […]
January 13, 2021

#27. Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes, turn and face the strange …

[title courtesy of the late great David Bowie, shortly after the 5th anniversary of his passing] Our guest today is Tammy Deakin, who in 2020 co-founded […]
January 8, 2021

#26. A Day in the Life of a Shepherd – January

Welcome to the January episode of A Day in the Life of a Shepherd. Normally each episode is recorded on the farm, however on this occasion […]
December 2, 2020

#25. Launching EWE ROCK!

Which company would you like to say “Ewe Rock!” to? In 2020 there have been so many incredible examples of kindness, generosity, thoughtfulness and innovation, it’s […]
November 25, 2020

#21. Wishing all shepherds a happy new year! Yes, in November…

In the second of our monthly series from the farm, we’re marking the start of the shepherding ‘new year’ – otherwise known as tupping time. You’ll […]
November 18, 2020
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#23. A holistic learning approach with the help of Mother Nature

Our guest this week endorses a holistic learning approach, much of it in nature-rich surroundings. Founder and director of Saltbox Training and Events, established in 2008, […]
November 11, 2020
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#22. Leadership lessons from the North Pole – no skis required

Be inspired by lessons in leadership and teamwork from the first British woman to ski to the North Pole – without a snowflake in sight! With […]
November 4, 2020
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#21. The Emotional Cycle of Change and herding sheep? Yes indeed.

Uninformed optimism. Informed pessimism. These first stages of the Emotional Cycle of Change arise during our discussion with Morten Wiil, relating to his experience of herding […]
October 28, 2020
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#20. Introduction – monthly musings from the farm

Reflecting the English school’s half-term break we thought we’d disrupt our usual routine too. This 5-minute trailer episode is brought to you straight from the field, […]
October 20, 2020
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#19. The lessons Mother Nature can teach us about teamwork

With Mother Nature as her business partner (and one of ours’ too of course) Rachel Woods MSc shares her thoughts on how to improve teamwork and […]
October 13, 2020
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#18. Dog, wolf, hunter, farmer – who’s in your sales team?

Dog, wolf, hunter, farmer – just a few of the descriptors for salespeople and their selling style. And the most successful sales team is likely to […]