#36 Three Pillars to Thrive - Talita Ferreira
Life beyond the numbers Podcast
30th March 2021
...understand how powerful the people dimension is and how investing more time in it, more growth and development, more attention to it earlier you can up your game and you can do much more successful projects and bigger projects." Talita Ferreira.
Talita's passion is to change the business world one analytical professional at a time and starts us off with a story about how she learned to adapt her style for individuals and learnt to be vulnerable and trust her team and specialists. Talita has recently undertaken a global leadership hypothesis project and interviewed a diverse cohort of individuals to look for patterns or red threads. From this she has come up with three pillars we can focus on in order to thrive as a leader or as a professional - your specialism, your growth and development and growing and developing together as a team. We talk through the five archetypes of a leader she created following these interviews. We also cover psychological safety, trust, innovation and going beyond a pure profit dimension.
For more than 25 years, Talita Ferreira has led and inspired either finance, back office, or “people”/HR teams, helping to transform team culture, drive and inspire change, develop new leadership paradigms for global brands and has led and implemented award-winning cultural transformation programmes in multiple industries. She is the former CFO and CHRO of BMW UK Ltd. and BMW Financial Services Ltd. and is an experienced C-Suite executive, Non-Executive Director, Chair of Audit, Chartered Director, consultant, author, leadership trainer and International speaker. She specialises in helping leaders reinvent or adapt their leadership style and team approach to be more impactful, transformational leaders and change the business world one analytical professional at a time.
06 BMW Group Financial Services | With Talita Ferreira, Former CFO
25th March 2021
Talita is the founder and CEO of Authentic Change Solutions, where she helps individuals to become better, more effective leaders. Prior to launching her own venture, she spent more than 11 years with BMW Group Financial Services, where she worked her way up to CFO before the age of 35.
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119 Living from the inside out, with Talita Ferreira
A Brilliant Gamble with Blaire Palmer
30th April 2019
Talita Ferreira was Chief Finance Officer and Chief HR Officer of BMW UK and BMW Financial Services until about 2 years ago.
The next step, if she had decided to stay on her career trajectory, would have been CEO. But instead she decided to go it alone.
Webinar 'YOUR STAKEHOLDERS ARE NOT IDIOTS'
25 October 2018
Two words that are used to describe finance leaders by the non-finance leadership community, captured in our recent research survey. Of course, this is not all a reflection of all in finance, but too common not to take notice.
Talita Ferreira, ex CFO of BMW UK & Ireland understands the shift in reputation well. Once a finance leader who often could overpower the business with intellect, deep knowledge of the numbers and a capacity to quickly find an answer, she soon realisedthat her business were allies, not competitors. Adopting a new approach in her role at BMW, her leadership thrived, as did her passion for the change she was able to deliver. This lead to her following this passion in a different way, launching Authentic Change Solutions.
In this webinar, they explored:
The risk finance leaders can fall into by assuming the business are ‘idiots’
The importance of empathy, and how to demonstrate this as a finance leader
Strategies for elevating personal leadership in a busy finance function.
Consciously changing your finance brand to improve effectiveness
Lead More Authentically in Finance and Accounting with Talita Ferreira
30th March 2018
There are two types of people in Finance & Accounting, those who struggle to keep up with all the changing work requirements, new digital technologies and how best to keep up with it all, and those you see to have a good fit between making an impact work whilst also being happy with how their careers are progressing.
The difference between these two types is ultimately knowing how to develop a better balance and fit between your work and your life. Today's guest mentor Talita Ferreira is a high-achieving former CFO who is also the founder and CEO of Authentic Change Solutions which is a Management Consultancy centred on a philosophy of Authenticity and Authentic Change.
In this episode we cover:
• The two main challenges for the CFOs she mentors.
• Top tip on how to deal with Fear and Vulnerability in Finance.
• Why the route to HR is important to Finance (either partnering or leading).
• Deconstructs her POWER model to become more Authentic Leaders.