Podcast Guest Notes

Let’s Talk Leadership: Conversations about Challenges and Opportunities for Leadership in the Digital Age


The Podcast Show

Let's Talk Leadership podcast, with Des WalshThe Let’s Talk Leadership podcast show, with executive leadership coach Des Walsh as host, is broadcast every two weeks and focuses on leadership for the digital age.

It includes regular interviews with leaders, leadership coaches and authors.


In business, government, not-for-profits and community organizations, leaders today face special challenges from the convergence of dramatic changes in society, work and technology, not least from the impact of social media. But this era of digital disruption also brings opportunities for leaders savvy enough, skilled enough and willing enough to seize those opportunities and run with them.

The Let’s Talk Leadership show provides a space for sharing stories about leadership. Some stories about leadership are, in essence, as old as time. Some are new, or newly framed, for this digital age.  By sharing our stories and perspectives we can all learn how the challenges and opportunities of this time can be met most effectively.


Format is a 20-25 minute conversation with host Des Walsh via Skype.

The intention is to give each guest the opportunity to talk about the topic of leadership for the digital age, by way of stories, comments and observations, from their expertise and interest.

The questions/sub-topics are provided as a loose framework or set of prompts. They are provided to help the conversation, not hinder or constrain it. Guests are encouraged to feel free to exclude any questions and/or ask for others they would prefer.

For examples of previous episodes, go to the podcast show site at this link.


Each guest is provided in advance with a few questions tailored their experience and interests.

Currently, each guest is asked a particular question towards the end of the conversation.

What keeps business leaders awake at night?

Short Bio and Picture

Each guest is asked to provide in advance of the interview session, a short bio, no more than about 300 words, and a headshot picture for the show notes.

Skype details

Guest and host need to connect on Skype. Guests not already connected with Des are asked to send an “add to contacts” request to Des in good time before the interview session: Skype id is deswalsh (location: Gold Coast, Australia).

Using a headset or earbuds on Skype is necessary to ensure a good quality of sound.

We usually begin with video, then switch to audio only for the recording, as this helps ensure that the link does not deteriorate.

The podcast interview is recorded, not live, so:

  • there is flexibility of time for the interview
  • glitches can be edited out before the episode is published


Des on Skype: @deswalsh | LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/deswalsh
Phone: International  +61 413 089 355 | In Australia 0413 089 355

Email: coach@deswalsh.com