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Candour Communication Podcast is hosted by Mark Tannen and Divan Gradwell. Mark and Divan share a passion for leadership and communication. After working together for several years and after countless lunch time conversations about leadership, presentations, relationships and life they have decided to pursue this podcast as a passion project. 

Mark Tannen

Mark wears many hats. He is a husband and father of five who puts family first. A manager with over 20 years of management experience in multinational corporations. A Sydney-based Real Estate Auctioneer. Founder of Tannen Talks where Mark helps people overcome their fear of public speaking so they can engage on stage. Mark is a keynote speaker who speaks about topics like “What really matters?”, “What I really, really want” and “How to Engage Your Audience”. Mark has been a member of Toastmasters since 2011. In 2020 he became the Australian Toastmasters Champion and was a semi-finalist in the 2020 World Championship of Public Speaking.  You can also get Mark excited in a conversation by mentioning anything related to exercise and health.  

Divan Gradwell

Divan is a husband and father of one. A manager at a multinational corporation. An avid reader and student of all topics relating to leadership, philosophy, psychology and behavioural science. Interpersonal communication was the only topic broad enough to capture all these interests. Driven by a personal mission to bring out the best in people, Divan saw how poor communication was bringing the worst out of the people around him. Starting this podcast was Divan’s way of learning how to improve his own communication skills while sharing these lessons with others along the way. According to his wife, Divan talks too much about books, podcasts and LinkedIn – say hi (on LinkedIn 😉) if you like talking about these things too.