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The Whole Marketer Ep123 - Empowerment with guest Ellie Norman

Published on: 14th May, 2024

Episode #123. This episode is leadership skill on empowerment – a fundamental pillar of the Whole Marketer approach in order to create a wave of successful and fulfilled marketers. 

Adopting empowerment as a leadership style means building the belief and confidence in the marketers in your care; giving them the clarity, control and confidence to make decisions independently, so they can contribute to and achieve goals. 

Abby’s guest expert is Ellie Norman, a trailblazing marketing leader and Chief Communication Officer at Manchester United. Prior to this, Ellie’s roles included Virgin Media and Formula 1, where she was part of the exec team who grew it’s fanbase and share price. She is also NED at The Marketing Society and a Marketing Academy Fellow. 

In this episode, Ellie shares her definition of empowerment, clear communications for your team, her reflections on her own leadership style, coaching skills, benefits of empowerment and how to set the culture in a new role. 

Plus her career highs and lows and advice for marketers of tomorrow. 

Host: Abigail (Abby) Dixon FCIM/ICF | LinkedIn

Guest:  Ellie (Tory) Norman | LinkedIn



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The Whole Marketer podcast is here to support and empower the people behind brands and businesses with the latest technical tools, soft and leadership skills and personal understanding for a fulfilling marketing career and life as a whole. For more info go to www.thewholemarketer.com 


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The Marketing Society is a progressive global community of senior marketers. Our purpose is to empower our members to be brave leaders. Since 1959, we have grown into an influential network of 2500 members.
The Marketing Society is a progressive global community of senior marketers. Our purpose is to empower our members to be brave leaders. Since 1959, we have grown into an influential network of more than 2650+ members across our global hubs: London, Scotland, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE and New York. Our members are mostly senior clients (over seventy per cent) from brands such as ASOS, Barclays, IBM, Disney, HSBC, Mars, Samsung, Unilever and Vodafone.

Everything we do is through a brave lens – pushing boundaries, tackling taboos, providing comfortable spaces to have important conversations and building meaningful connections. We speak up, inspire one another, share best practice and discuss the challenges and opportunities we face. We work together to make our industry better for business and better for the world around us.

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