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Win building - How do you construct a win?Achieving Dreams, hitting goals, being the best.Speaking to people who have achieved something amazing and getting their insights and opinions on the whole process
Jun 27, 2022
Veridian Ventures - Dan Schonfeld and Marwan El-Hakim
I met Dan and Marwan in business school way back in 2006! They have since founded Veridian Ventures to help angel investors to make smart decisions on early-stage companies. In the conversation, they offer some extremely valuable advice on both how to choose investments but also to start-ups looking to secure funding. Please like, subscribe, and review as appropriate! The video version of the conversation is here: https://youtu.be/NeBPuKtQnKw More on Veridian Ventures: Veridian Ventures is an angel syndicate offering carefully curated investment opportunities to our network of Investor Members. Veridian’s partners invest in each opportunity introduced to Veridian’s Members. At Veridian they focus on innovative early-stage companies in the UK with strong growth and profit potential. Their steady flow of quality deals, combined with a methodical and thorough diligence process, enable us to identify superior investment opportunities. One of the core values of the Veridian partners is to challenge and support ambitious and talented entrepreneurs, helping them to turn their potential into results. Their partners draw from a wealth of expertise, connections and investment experience to help start-ups raise capital, develop growth strategies and navigate the challenges of a rapidly growing business. Website http://www.veridianventures.co.uk
1 hr 10 min
Jun 20, 2022
#32 Lisa Long - Serial entrepreneur and executive manager - Win Building Podcast
Hot off the back of winning a place in the "Top 50 women in Tech in Norway" I interviewed Lisa about her path, her insights into the startup world and investment. Please like, subscribe and review as appropriate. Video version of podcast is here: Transcript is here: https://tinyurl.com/5ejt3skk About Lisa: Serial entrepreneur, executive manager, and experienced international non-executive board member now crossing into the investment world to advise startups to get the right kind of capital to grow their companies. Her expertise is in scaling international software product development for B2B and B2C. Her experience spans large, complex, international technology projects that bring together business leaders, engineers, product teams and others, to rapidly implement best in class solutions. She has worked on products built for the North American, European, and Asian markets, with on the ground experience in Southeast and South Asia. Key moments: @5:20 – What is product management? @10:30 – what are start-ups actually doing? @16:30 – Lisa’s pathway – what part did luck play and what was deliberate? @35:00 – testing out Kickstarter at its early days and some great kickstarter advice @41:40 – How to handle the pressure of start-ups @47:00 - European start-up and entrepreneur scene versus silicon valley @51:00 - Has Silicon Valley lost its edge? @59:44 – Lisa outs herself as not a ‘fail’ believer 😉 @01:07:00 Lisa talks about women in tech @01:17:22 – Yet more great advice regarding an early stage company from Lisa Transcript here:
1 hr 24 min
Mar 20, 2022
#31 Mark Lewis - Above Average - Fitness Youtuber - Win Building Podcast
Fitness, motivation, jokes and a dog.. that's his strapline but Mark is in the process of amassing a diverse and engaged following. He posts videos about his fitness journey with his intended outcome being 'above average'. However, consistently achieving 'above average' has of course meant that he is now facing some challenges of being quite a bit more than 'above average' in certain things! So we cover his life, his journey and touch on some interesting points around inspiration (what it should mean to be inspired) and also mental health. To check out the video version of this podcast please click here (and feel free to like, subscribe etc etc!): https://www.youtube.com/c/purenrg4life/ To follow Mark's channel please subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/c/MarkLewisfitness Follow him on instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/marklewispics/ Check out more about my Win Building podcast and journey here: https://win-building.com/
1 hr 49 min
Mar 15, 2022
#30 Dr. Giorgio Iemmolo - Polyglot and linguist - Transference of knowledge and applying diverse knowledge to business
Dr. Giorgio Iemmolo - Polyglot and linguist - Transference of knowledge and applying diverse knowledge to business Yet another ex-colleague at EF Education First, Giorgio currently manages the academics for the non-english speaking language schools around the world. He spends his days switching between his multiple languages in order to operate as a truly global citizen. I hope you enjoy this episode. Please find Giorgio here if you want to connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/giorgioiemmolo/ Like and subscribe to the youtube channel here: https://youtu.be/VXL2Yu6tBOY Thanks
Feb 9, 2022
#29 "Find something in your life that gives you positive emotion" - Olav Schewe - Author, Learning Enthusiast and TED talker
Olav is an expert in education. He realised at an early age the benefit of changing habits and processes to enhance his educational experiences and fortunately for us, he then wrote about this. He has the best selling book "Super Student" and has recently released his latest book, co-authored with Barbara Oakley (one of the world's leading experts in education) "Learn Like a Pro". You can find Olav everywhere online but you should definitely check out his EDX course (free version is great too!) here: https://www.edx.org/course/llap?index=product&queryID=8aef48fc64d864320ab4f781e6b7bc25&position=1 And go buy his books here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=olav+schewe&crid=3OZ7ICKRWUJ7K&sprefix=olav+schewe%2Caps%2C105&ref=nb_sb_noss Our conversation was recorded walking through the beautiful Frogner Park in our hometown of Oslo, Norway. I didn't manage to capture any video footage so this video is simply stock footage of Oslo (enjoy!)
Nov 25, 2021
#28 Göran Winblad - Video producer, Coach, Youtuber - Win Building Podcast Season 2 Episode 3
This week I talk in-person to Göran Winblad. He has a youtube channel dedicated to running, he is a video producer, a coach and an all-round great human! He has also (since recording!) become a father to twin girls! Subscribe to his youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/goranwinblad Check out this conversation in video on my channel (and subscribe!) here: https://youtu.be/fUC-koL3Bm8 2:35 Göran introduces himself 05:07 Göran’s competitive background and philosophy on ‘winning’ 11:04 How does a competitive nature play out in “normal” life? 13:14 How does Göran target “success” in youtube? 17:12 What has been the toughest part in your journey? 25:00 Habits – Running every day 32:30 Who are your biggest influencers? 36:30 Finding balance 40:10 How to get good at something 42:00 How does one coach orienteering? 45:45 Göran sneakily turns a question back at me!
Nov 2, 2021
#27 "Help to find clarity in chaos" - Win Building Podcast - Sandy Kusano
Sandy Kusano - Human potential coach Please check her out and support her work... she is awesome! Website: https://joyfuloptimist.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/skusano/ Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@joyfuloptimist Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCugcbmtIQoeCejiwvW6KXQ Also please check out my website (you might already be here!) - https://win-building.com/ and especially come support Mental Fitness Mondays - https://win-building.com/mental-fitness-mondays/ Timestamps: @02:28 - Sandy introduces herself @05:35 - Her love of travel @08:49 - Why she got into coaching @13:11 Retraining your brain @19:23 How to avoid "freezing up" @26:28 What tools to use to help people understand themselves better @30:18 How to recognise when you're brain is being hijacked @31:38 Change "Why is this happening to me?" to "Why is this happening FOR me?" @37:43 "Fake it til you make it" discussion @41:23 Sandy's new podcast
Oct 22, 2021
#26 "The currency of trade-off, is time" - Win Building Podcast - Ming Chen
An EF legend. Ming talks about trade-offs, especially related to motherhood and business, drive and creative intelligence. The audio version of the podcast is here: Please like, subscribe and all that lovely stuff! You can se all about Ming in Wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deming_Chen Linkedin here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/therealmingchen ...and her, and her sisters books are here: Sassparilla's New Shoes - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sassparillas-New-Shoes-Ming-Chen/dp/1880664267/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Sassparilla%27s+New+Shoes&qid=1634837005&sr=8-1 Ling Ling Looked In The Mirror - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ling-Looked-Mirror-Ming-Chen/dp/9889956527/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Ling+Ling+Looked+in+the+Mirror&qid=1634837037&sr=8-1 Escape: One Day We Had to Run - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Escape-One-Day-Had-Run/dp/1911373811/ref=sr_1_1?crid=VYJ47FL7S2DA&dchild=1&keywords=escape+one+day+we+had+to+run&qid=1634837127&sprefix=escape+one+day+we+%2Caps%2C188&sr=8-1 - https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/ming/escape-ming/ Time-stamps: @02:00 Ming Introduces herself (audio quality not great) @04:21 Ming talks about her professional life (audio quality fixed) @06:50 Ming shares her thoughts about 'Winning' @09:00 Trade-offs - especially work-life balance and motherhood @13:45 Drive - Ming's version of ambition and hunger @16:00 Creative intelligence @19:50 What problem are you trying to solve
Jun 14, 2021
#25 - "I love Mondays" - Martin Frolander - CEO, Investor, Humanitarian and Well Being specialist .. but first and foremost.. a father and husband!
What an inspirational man. Husband of yet another former boss of mine and general all round awesome human. We talk about his growing up in Mozambique and the influences that he has had in his life, his focus on humanitarian causes and well-being and he shares some excellent ideas for helping yourself too. You can find out more about Martin here: https://www.martinfrolander.com/ or follow him on Linkedin (I recommend this!) here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-fr%C3%B6lander-8294152/ Thank you for listening. Please like and subscribe and also follow us on the youtube channel here: https://youtu.be/2MLqvJAkv5g Time-stamps: @00:02:10 - Martin introduces himself @00:03:06 - University and work @00:07:40 - Being a humanitarian @00:18:14 - Being a capitalist and a humanitarian @00:22:10 - What role does money play in motivation? @00:23:40 - What do you geek out on and what does motivate you? @00:27:20 - Martin's well-being story @00:29:40 - Mondays.. why you need to love them @00:33:40 - Who influences you? @00:37:40 - Nick talks about why he does the podcast @00:39:40 - What are your learnings from parenthood? @00:43:10 - We talk phone/screens addiction @00:47:40 - Martin's philosophy on achieving and succeeding @00:50:14 - Nick reflects on curiosity @00:50:40 - Habits and wellbeing @00:54:27 - Martin's advice to aspirational people @00:55:40 Martin and Nick close with short discussion on success and failure
1 hr 2 min
May 11, 2021
#23 – “Nobody plans to be average” – Gregg Cropper – leader, athlete, volunteer and entrepreneur
Gregg helped grow and lead the England Touch Association over 10+ years and became the first professionally paid position in the sport in the Northern Hemisphere. His energy and hard work ethic have helped the sport grow hugely across the UK and Europe and alongside this he has been a highly competitive player and an engineer! Time stamps: 2:22 – Gregg Introduces himself 12:34 – Gregg shares his philosophy on winning 18:04 – Nick talks about ‘the moment’ just before stepping out and executing 21:24 – Gregg talks about feedback and leadership 25:04 – Gregg talks about organizing huge events – Euros 2018 27:24 – How did England Touch grow? 31:29 – Gregg’s Touch playing career 33:34 – Ethics and Touch 40:54 – High Performance and talents and skills 53:34 – Gregg’s new company ‘On the seven events’
1 hr 1 min
May 6, 2021
#22 - "On paper, Uber has a brilliant business model..." - Tom Hutley - Tom the Taxi Driver - a London Cabbie, a Youtuber, an author and now a Geoguesser Record holder
A very special guest coming in live from inside his electric taxi in London. We discuss the Knowledge, Uber and other factors affecting the world of London taxi drivers. Subscribe to his channel and like the vids: https://www.youtube.com/user/thutley A couple of my favorites: London Taxi Driver PLAYS Go Cabbies! GB: https://youtu.be/tnPuFtAAvd8 Taxi Driver SMASHES London Geoguessr Record!: https://youtu.be/PnbLvDTNE2I Tom's website for Tours etc: https://www.tom.taxi/ You can catch the video version of the conversation here: https://youtu.be/wJytbdPkPxE Timestamps: 2:10 - Tom introduces himself 04:40 - The Knowledge 06:47 - How Tom passed the Knowledge 10:34 - Tom's book 12:44 - Addressing weaknesses 18:18 - Uber 27:30 Taxi unions and price considerations 33:24 - Are their changes on the horizon in the trade? 37:00 - What's on the horizon for Tom? 43:02 - A dilemma for Transport For London 46:10 - Wrap up and goodbyes 47:55 - Tom's final words of wisdom
Apr 28, 2021
#21 - KC Wai - "Be yourself.. but be structured!" - The only man I ever kissed. Kind, intelligent, positive and unique.. A great friend to many
KC is another great friend of mine who I worked with in EF and he shares about his life and development over time. You can find KC here on linkedin and share some positivity!: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kc-wai-79535618a/ You can find the video version of the podcast here: https://youtu.be/endLBirCzBE Show notes: 00:00 - Nick intros show 01:42 - Nick Intros KC 03:42 - KC intros himself 08:30 - KC talks identity 14:20 KC talks diversity and inclusion 19:00 - Nick and KC talk Lego minifigures and different personality traits 21:27 - KC talks about changing first impressions or perceptions over time as you become more senior 28:10 - "Since leaving EF have you noticed changes in the way that you were once perceived?" 31:45 - KC talks about authenticity as a professional 35:45 - KC talks about people who are pushing too hard to be perfect and how important it is not to set yourself too high bars 39:00 KC talks about Asian education and the pressure to be the top and whether he sees chang…
1 hr 2 min
Apr 14, 2021
#20 - Matts Stenback - Senior Vice President at EF Education First, a good friend and an yet another awesome human!
A conversation with a friend and another former manager and colleague. Matt's honest and insightful post on Linkedin (see here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/activity-6778080201160048640-60_c) prompted me to reach out and ask for a chat. We discuss how, as a manager and leader, he has navigated the challenging times of COVID whilst working for an international education company (with nobody travelling!) along with some thoughts on personal success and opportunity. You can find the video version here: https://youtu.be/uDsqSRv89YE Please like, subscribe and rate this podcast on Itunes or wherever you are listening and thank you for tuning in! Show notes:* *00:53 Matt’s introduces himself 05:55 Matt’s talks about the challenges of Covid times on the Tours industry 11:21 Matt’s explains catching Covid and we discuss a little on opportunities that have arisen from it 15:00 Matt's talks about his competitive past and how he takes that into his professional life 19:30 Nick talks…
Apr 5, 2021
#19 - “Don’t be afraid to dream really big!” – Sophie Power - The woman who was pictured breastfeeding her kid in the middle of an extreme (170km) mountain running race!… and so much more!
he didn’t need the surname to define her but it does! You may know her from a viral photo of her breastfeeding in the middle of a 106 mile (170km) mountain marathon race, but she is also a business founder, former finance director and an awesome human focused on making the world a better place. A great conversation with Sophie about her journey in taking herself to higher levels in both personal and professional life. You can also watch the video of this podcast here: https://youtu.be/A4OmD7IuA9E Check out Sophie in all the following places: Her latest video (a must watch and a must share/like/subscribe etc!): https://youtu.be/9QcbaUux5oI Website: https://www.sophiepower.com/ Linktree: https://linktr.ee/ultra_sophie/ Instagram (where she promises to reply!): https://www.instagram.com/ultra_sophie/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ultra_sophie?lang=en Timestamps: @01:10 - Sophie introduces herself @03:45 - How did you get 'in ' to trail running? @08:55 - Is it stubbornness? persev…
Mar 23, 2021
#18 "Instinct is born out of experience" - Richard Gerver - award-winning speaker, bestselling author and world-renowned thinker.
Very honoured to have Richard Gerver talking about his experience of taking a failing school and leading it to winning a Unesco education award. Show notes below. Check out Richard's website here: https://www.richardgerver.com/ Follow him on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/richardgerver Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fLODEj9_1-50hsClKznYQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/richard.gerver Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-gerver-2455913/ Insta: https://www.instagram.com/richardgerver/ And checkout his books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Gerver/e/B002NBISEO?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3&qid=1616598885&sr=8-3 You can also check out the video version of this podcast here: https://youtu.be/KWiznL34y5E Show notes: 01:15 - Richard Introuces himself 08:15 - turning around a failing school (The Grange - Long Eaton, Derbyshire, UK) - intro 15:15 - Where did the 'wisdom' come from to solve the challenge? 21:25 - How do you plan to solve the challenge of a failing school? 28…
Mar 11, 2021
#17 "Trust in your own special self" - Nina Bauregger - Marketing. Communications. Leadership. Strategist. Trainer. Coach.
One for the marketeers and sales people amongst you! Nina has founded the Austrian Leadership Academy and has spent her career so far specialising in marketing and communications. She has worked as an advisor to the government and companies and has worked in CX (Customer Experience), Crisis management and all other aspects of sales. You can find the video version here: hhttps://youtu.be/CMlNmbRSWGg You can find out more about the brand new Austrian Leadership Academy here: Thank you for listening!
Mar 3, 2021
#16 - "what can I achieve when nobody is watching me" - Cristina Teuscher - Olympic gold and bronze medalist, Coach, Yoga teacher, Business woman and mum
Very excited to present another former colleague and incredible woman, Cristina Teuscher and her little man Ali Guerrero! You can find the video version here: https://youtu.be/VMadCuK8HHo Please like, subscribe and comment wherever you are listening to this podcast or on the video! Thanks so much for listening *Cristina *swam on the United States National Team for eight years, representing the USA in two Olympic Games (’96 and ’00), winning a Gold and Bronze medal, and captaining the National Team for three years (1999-01). Cristina is a six-time National Champion, never lost an individual race during her collegiate career, including four NCAA titles, and is a former American and Olympic record holder. She has coached both beginners, tri-athletes, and national elite level athletes. As the Robert H. Kiphuth head coach of Yale University Women’s Swimming and Diving Team, she has coached NCAA Division I Collegiate swimmers, and has collaborated with the most distinguished athlet…
Feb 15, 2021
#15 - The artist in the Board Room - Mafalda Tenente - Board member, strategic advisor and award winning artist
When she is not helping boards and global companies drive their innovation and strategic agendas to craft more beautiful experiences for their users, Mafalda paints the world in Japanese ink (sumi) and creates her own objects of beauty. Here are some of the things we talk about in this episode of the podcast: 1. Knowing your vision, and the core value leading Mafalda's personal journey – creativity 2. Learning as a lifelong habit, and how winning that “big goal” once boosts your confidence for attempting to win, time and again 3. Evolving priorities at company board level, and some of the challenges ahead 4. How the principles of Japanese ink painting practice are relevant in a business context, and as a board member 5. Mafalda's lifelong connection to art, and how it led her to Japan You can find out more and buy Mafalda's art here: https://mafaldatenente.com/
1 hr 14 min
Feb 8, 2021
#14 (My former boss!) - "I always wanted to see what 'the best' looked like" - Sofia Wingren - Nick's old boss!, Business leader, mentor, podcast host and mum!
Sofia was my manager for about 3 years during my time with EF. She is an amazing woman and shares her insights on role-models, competition, ambition and achieving in business. It was genuinely one of my favourite conversations so far... as well as having been my boss, Sofia is also someone I consider a great friend! You can watch the video of the episode here: https://youtu.be/ajKRhVzxBuo Check out Sofia's podcast here: https://poddtoppen.se/podcast/1521791512/rat-race-din-guide-i-ekorrhjulet (Swedish mostly!)
1 hr 9 min
Feb 2, 2021
#13 "We're all born with an empty suitcase.. what are you going to fill it with?" - Renee Watson - Head of Explosions, Entrepreneur, Scientist and Curiosity expert
Renee is awesome and has set up a couple of amazing companies. Parents (and uncles/auntys etc) - Check out https://curiosity-box.net/ We speak about activating curiosity, science and Renee shares her thoughts on running a modern company and her somewhat unconventional and inspiring path to getting there. You can watch the video of the episode here: https://youtu.be/PdxsEjh0bBY Thanks for listening!
Jan 26, 2021
#12 - "Happiness equals winning" - Luca Marchiori - Writer, podcaster, chef, historian and lover of all things Italy.
Find all about Luca including his awesome podcast here: https://lucasitaly.com/ Find the video of the podcast here if you are interested: https://youtu.be/G5nHVR8LYEA Luca is a great friend and former colleague who I have worked closely with and got to know very well. He loves Italy, he is an awesome chef and he is also a very nerdy and interesting historian! This has combined to have him develop a brilliant blog and podcast. Thanks so much for listening!
Jan 18, 2021
#11 "All of a sudden you are part of the symphony" - Benjamin Delahaye - Speaker, Trainer, Inspirer, Comedian, Podcaster, Youtuber, Writer.. among other things!
Find all you need here at his website: https://www.bendelahaye.com/ subscribe to his Youtube, Podcast and follow him on Twitter! Find the video here: https://youtu.be/jGz6a7KO1kU Ben is an old colleague of mine and we went to the same business school. We share a lot in common, especially deep interest in how people operate at their best. His podcast “Superpower of confidence” has already had some awesome guests speaking about the intricacies of gaining and sustaining confidence and the potential pitfalls and challenges that come along with it. Ben and I had a great conversation over a glass of wine once our kids were asleep! He also shares with me a very personal challenge that he himself was faced with. I am concerned that this may trigger some people. Therefore, should you need help, please either reach out to Ben or I, or call a helpline. You can find most countries support lines here: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html Thanks for listening.. and readi…
1 hr 18 min
Jan 14, 2021
#10 - "Understand the 'other' in front of you" – Carmina Catena - Entrepreneur, educator and international woman of mystery!
Check out Carmina's business at https://hipekids.com/ Youtube video is here: https://youtu.be/D0TWKMfso3g Carmina is an awesome energy bomb who has worked for a long time teaching English to all different types of people young and old. She has founded her second company Hipe Kids after winning a Hackathon competition and she now runs the company being based in both the south of France and the south of England. I love her postive and solution oriented approach to life! Thanks for listening!
Dec 12, 2020
#9 - "Take a beat" – Rory Berry - Rejuvenating the mundane through play. Coach, Trainer, Speaker, Mentor, Play Advocate
Find Rory here: http://www.roaringberry.com/ and here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roryberry15/ Rory is a certified coach and is now helping people achieve their dreams through the lens of play, mindfulness and focus "Busy does not equal productive" and "This year is helping us put the human back into humanity" are two of the points he made that resonated so well with me! He is yet another awesome human and I am so happy that he agreed to come on the podcast!
Nov 27, 2020
#8 - "I will do anything to win!" – Marnie Willis - A PE teacher turned entrepreneur and a dual sport international England representative athlete.
Competitive and unbelievably driven, Marnie has some very special qualities and it was an honour to have an in-depth chat with her on her journey and relationship to 'winning'. Marnie has founded multiple companies including Sporty Minis, MyBizAcademy and Sportsfit. She has also taught young people PE and has also coached high-level athletes. She has also competed at the highest level in both Indoor Netball (Nets) and Touch Rugby, representing England in both on an international level. She now divides her time between all these businesses alongside business coaching, co-hostng the podcast @inspiringnurseries, mummying and of course, continuing her pursuit of sporting excellence.
Nov 23, 2020
#7 - "Understand what winning means" – Angela Cheung - Media executive, coach, speaker and officially one of Hong Kong’s top 50 influencers of 2020
I am so grateful that Angela spent her time on the podcast to discuss what winning means to her, how she has experienced success herself and how she has observed the success of others throughout her fascinating career. Go check out and subscribe to her Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkQVrnXda5iWiEX-RwYxhEA Her linkedin is here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelawycheung/ Angela has worked with some of the best known content companies including 9 years at Disney as Regional Director of Production, Head of Production at FremantleMedia Asia and senior producer at MTV. With that work she also had the fortune to work alongside some incredible talent, like Dwayne Johnson, Jacky Chan, Peter Jackson, David Hasselhoff, Britney Spears, Angela Baby, The Muppets and the legends known as The Wiggles. Her workshops and speeches regularly graded amongst the most popular among audiences at NYU, Northwestern, GeorgeTown University.
Nov 14, 2020
#6 - "Finding space to allow yourself to acknowledge your feelings" - Cynthia Ludlam - A pure awesome human
Easily one of my favorite conversations with an amazing and awesome woman. Founder of non-profit Bridging Mind and Body (https://bridgingmindandbody.org/), educator and visual artist. Her fields of particular interest and expertise include Expressive Arts, Yoga, meditation, teaching, and of course being a mom! An all-around incredible lady and I got to talk to her in-depth about her thoughts around the art world and relating it back to the win-building concept, how finding value and worth, especially in the arts is so tough and how she has helped people to find their way. We touched on the importance of understanding your self and your behaviours and responses to the external forces that challenge us all.
Nov 9, 2020
#5 - "Grow and learn" - David Caggiari (David Cage) - Rock star turned 2nd stripe white belt Brazilian Ju Jitsu and amazing inspiring dude
Art as a competitive endeavour? - David is a friend who has navigated the complicated and competitive world of the music industry having had his band (Apartment) signed by Universal. He has since accomplished many life learnings on top of this and we talk about approaches to failing and he speaks to his experience in BJJ (Brazilian Ju Jitsu).
Oct 29, 2020
#4 - "Learn how to execute with precision" - Barney Hoskins - A conversation with a great runner and great friend
Barney and I discussed a hobby becoming a habit, a ritual and ultimately an identity. I have always known Barney to be someone willing to leap outside his comfort zone in pursuit of self-improvement and 'betterment'. I'm very pleased to have captured this conversation. Follow Barney on Strava here: https://www.strava.com/athletes/8374930 The runner Sage Canaday that Barney mentioned can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/user/Vo2maxProductions
Oct 8, 2020
#3 - 'a "No" is the start of the journey' - Women in Negotiation - Wies Bratby - The kick-ass monkey who is taking on the
Awesome conversation with a kick-ass "most enthusiastic monkey on the planet" (her family's term!) former lawyer, HR director and now "Chief Enthusiasm Officer" with Women in Negotiation. I am so pleased to give Wies another opportunity to spread the word to all the kick-ass women (and men!) out there! Listen to Wies' Ted Talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2WBeZH-HeY Check out her website here: https://womeninnegotiation.org/
Oct 2, 2020
#2 - "Define your win" - Marion Campan - A deep-sea diving, multi multi lingual coach
I talk to Marion who is living out in Shanghai about living a focussed life, coaching and her dream to speak 10 languages fluently. A dream that she concocted when she was just 10 years old... a "Smart Goal for a smart girl"!
Sep 18, 2020
#1 - "Be brave and execute" - Restless Courage - John Peck - Adventurer, executive coach, leadership expert.
We talk about John's incredible journey and adventures alongside the theme of courage and being brave enough to begin the journey towards winning. To give a taste, he rowed from London to Paris in a whaling boat, scaled mountains all over the world including the Matterhorn and numerous peaks in the Himalayas, he rowed across the Atlantic Ocean with a friend (at the age of 60!) and the following year ran the Marathon des Sables ('the world's toughest footrace'). Besides all this he has a background of incredible experience as follows: John Peck has spent the last 30 years of his life working in the field of leadership development. His interest was aroused as a young Army Officer cutting his teeth as a leader of his platoon in the remote jungle of Belize. He went on to become a Divisional Commander of Stoke Newington Police Station in the East end of London during the times of the riots in the mid-1980s where lives were at stake. From thence was responsible for leadership development…
1 hr 14 min