Let's start at the beginning by getting to know Nina
Welcome to the 1st episode of The Change Troubleshooter, a brand new podcast from Nina Dar, founder of Cheeky Monkey Business Solutions Management Consultancy that created “A Human Approach to Innovation and Change” and author of Transform Your Business.
Since setting up Cheeky Monkey in 2004, Nina has been helping companies achieve their goals in some of the most exciting places on earth to do business, such as Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia,New Zealand, Poland and the USA as well as on her home turf here in the UK. She is also a fully qualified Executive Business Coach.
Nina’s projects are a diverse mix, focusing on people, product and technology. Her style is unashamedly disruptive as she believes that without being truly honest about where we are today, we can’t get to where we want to be tomorrow.
Digital transformation, particularly PLM has dominated her work for the last 10 years but she continues to champion people as the most important part of all technology projects.
Nina has had a few commercial ventures in her story but doesn’t see herself as an entrepreneur, as such, but she definitely has an entrepreneurial spirit. She describes herself as out to prove that change can be managed differently, unafraid to say what everyone else is thinking. She is driven by the desire for change to be a human interaction, first and foremost. The fact that she has built a successful consultancy and has had successful partnerships, is accidental. She believes entrepreneurship is a state of mind.
Nina believes that Entrepreneurship is a state of mind. Although she has built a successful consultancy and been involved in a couple of partnerships, she doesn't see herself as a traditional entrepreneur. She feels that today we have opportunities to bring entrepreneurship into different situations, not just to generate money. She remains driven by the desire to support successful change, a Human Approach to everything being her goal.
We discover how travel influenced her and would drive her to work in various companies not confined by the idea of a traditional career. Wherever she worked, her keen eye and intellect always spotted that there was room for improvement, and obvious ways to operate better and more efficiently. In this episode she shares her story so we may understand who she is and her journey to becoming The Change Troubleshooter.
In this first episode , Entrepreneurship, Nina explains how all this started.
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In this first season of The Change Troubleshooter podcast, Nina is joined by a variety of people in her discussions. They are people she has worked on projects with from various organisations and people who have worked for her. In episode 2 even her parents get to tell the story of their struggle to overcome the difficulties that being in a mixed race relationship posed in the late 1960s. There are 6 episodes which will be published at 2 week intervals. Each one is related to the overall theme of A Human Approach to Innovation and Change. Nina uses topical content as the centre point of the conversations with her guests.