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Dive Deep, Climb High

Focusing on leadership in higher education, Mel Loizou asks her guests to share what leadership means to them. The Dive Deep Climb High podcast is fun, honest, and relatable. It enables you to dive deep into your role and the leader you are.

To climb high, unleashing the power and potential of you and those around you. With inspiring stories, practical tips, and a little bit of fishiness this show will help you realise that sometimes the apparently impossible is absolutely possible. 

Dive Deep. Climb High. Can Do Leadership in a World of Can’t.


Aug 16, 2022

Diving into the world of well-being, James shares with us the importance of listening and recognising that as individuals, the way we each deal with our mental health will be different. Having worked at several universities, we explore James’ approach to leadership and why he believes you should say yes to everything, give it a go and have no regrets.



“Sometimes we all get up in the morning, and think I can't be doing with work today, I can't, I'm really stressed. I think it's healthy to have those open discussions with your line manager around how best to structure your work. Sometimes that might mean having a day off here and there and treating wellbeing and mental health a bit more like physical health when we wake up with the flu or a cold. We should be openly discussing wellbeing in a much more positive way. But that's a new skill to learn.”



James is Head of Residential Life at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), taking the strategic lead for all aspects of community building and wellbeing support. He has worked within residential life for nearly 10 years at various universities across the UK and has created award-winning student experience programmes.  Currently James is the UK Ambassador for the International Association of College and University Housing Officers. Additionally, James chairs the UK Residential Life and Student Experience groups as part of College and University Business Officers (CUBO) professional body.







Mel is a Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Speaker, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.

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