Stop: 'going to meetings'

Can’t live with meetings and can’t live without them. What should you do? 

Stop ‘going to meetings’, the conversational-style podcast series that aims to help you bring about lasting, positive change for every meeting you’re involved with. Listen if you want to:

  • Sharpen your perspective on meetings
  • See meetings through a new lens
  • Understand your own responsibility and impact in each conversation
  • Work smarter and encourage others to do the same.

So many of us are frustrated with the quality and quantity of meeting conversations these days, which means meetings inevitably ‘get the blame’. This is reinforced by any number of surveys reporting meetings that are too boring, they’re not productive or too many meetings spent planning other meetings. The accusations are a credible protest about time wasting, clogged-up diaries and little time to do the actual work.

Hosted by Helen Chapman and co-hosted by Amy Webb, this pair are the perfect duo to blend experience and provocation with fresh-eyed curiosity on a subject they both share a passion for: getting the best from people and their meeting conversations. Together, they provide insight to help you make choices about the shifts you need to make.

Helen Chapman

Helen is an experienced facilitator, a sought after coach and successful businesswoman. She works creatively with large and small groups alike to design and facilitate powerful business conversations that nurture trust, achieve alignment and create an action by getting the best from everyone present. Author of The Meeting Book, Helen believes the quality of every meeting depends on the quality of the conversation and while ever-improving technology and meeting spaces can help a lot, they can’t guarantee that great conversations happen. It’s down to humans to get it right, person by person.

Amy Webb

Amy is at the beginning of her graphic facilitation journey. She’s a lover of honest communication and complex discussion, and brings a refreshing perspective to all our team meetings in a way that makes us all think deeper and better. Amy has a background in school settings, working with children who have additional needs. This taught her to really value the importance of supportive work relationships, clear communication and effective working practices. As a visualiser, Amy’s big on creating spaces where everyone can be heard and valued for what they bring to the table.