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The Business Elevation Show with Chris Cooper - Be More. Achieve More
55 minutes | Jun 3, 2022
Encore The Conscious Entrepreneur With Judy Piatkus
Are you really a highly conscious entrepreneur? In my opinion, after 10 years of hosting the Business Elevation Show, I believe that the average quality of consciousness of the world’s entrepreneurs and business leaders must elevate in order to build organizations that solve the world’s problems not add to them. This requires being fully open to self development in order to realise the full potential of the people within them. My guest Judy Piatkus founded her independent publishing company Piatkus Books from her London home in the 1980’s, and grew it into one of the world’s leading independent book publishing companies. Piatkus Books became known as a pioneer of new ideas in personal development and alternative health. In 2009 the Times of London described Judy as ‘one of the world’s leading thinkers’. Her memoir ‘Ahead of Her Time’ was published April 2020. Join us to learn how Judy elevated the consciousness of her employees and readers leading to exceptional results. Also, the wisdom acquired from establishing her international network ConsciousCafe.
56 minutes | May 27, 2022
The Unstoppable Sales Machine with Shawn Casemore
Are you a business owner, sales executive, leader or professional with the desire to create a rapid and sustained increase in their sales, without having to invest a significant amount time or money to do so? If so join us as I talk to sales expert and key note speaker Shawn Casemore, Shawn is the author of The Unstoppable Organization (2017) and his latest book “The Unstoppable Sales Machine” is set to release in August 2022. I first interviewed Shawn back in 2014 and was astonished at the speed that he had built his consultancy business. When most new consultants are taking years to build their practices, Shawn was up and running with multiple clients within just a few weeks. His response to me was ‘well I made a list of all the people I knew including my parents and rang everyone of them in the first month’. Today as a sales expert he teaches his clients techniques to achieve rapid growth like this with spectacular results. So after 8 years, I felt it was about time I invited Shawn on to the show again to discuss how to rapidly increase your sales in today’s new business paradigm.
57 minutes | May 20, 2022
Keeping Your Head, Whilst Other Lose Theirs with Mark Levy
How do you keep your head when others may be losing theirs? I am delighted to have the fascinating Mark Levy on the show again. However, surprised at how he used his sleight of hand mastery to magically turn the tables on me – ‘Chris, we could talk about my experiences, however what everyone needs right now is to understand how you have remained calm in the storm following two failed major surgeries this year’. Mark is a brilliant conversationalist, consultant to global brands, iconic TV shows and individuals like Simon Sinek. He has written for the New York Times, is a multiple author, Hall of Fame Consultant, educator and speaker. He also creates magic tricks and shows including co-creating ‘Chamber Magic’ that has run for over two decades and is New York’s highest rated live-show, even higher on TripAdvisor than Hamilton. So join us as we explore my (Chris Cooper) elevatory health experiences (with Mark leading the interviewing), as well as Mark’s wisdom in keeping your head whilst others may be losing theirs. Stories and insights to help us all thrive in today’s turbulent modern world.
57 minutes | May 13, 2022
The Grandest Adventure – Adapting To The New Business World with
Are you holding on to pre-existing beliefs that may be holding back your business, clients or work progress following the current post covid lockdown? My guest, Libby Wagner decided a sabbatical was needed to get her own thoughts in order. With an unsettling world of political division, unsettling media reporting and economic turmoil , Libby wanted to challenge her own thinking and get closer to the truth. This took the form of a solo grand adventure across the United States by Campervan to reflect, write and connect with normal people and discover what was really going on and where beliefs need to shift. Libby is the author of Amazon Best-Seller, The Influencing Option: The Art of Building a Profit Culture in Business and What Will You Do With Your 90,000 Hours? The Boardroom Poet’s Thoughts on Work and three collections of poems. She works with executives to create dramatic, memorable impacts, so they confidently lead their organizations on adventures towards innovative horizons. Her revised thinking is now positively impacting her clients as they build business cultures that excel today. Join us and consider your own grand adventure and how you adapt your thinking for today’s business world to provide great solutions to business and life challenges.
57 minutes | May 6, 2022
Building Your Power To Get Things Done in 2022 and beyond
Getting things done is a superpower that for most of us requires learning and disciplined practice. What is more when you do you also need the ability to keep moving forward when life’s road blocks throw you off track. For example, I have had an unusually disrupted and unexpected start to my own year with two major surgeries. As I am now getting well again and feel ready to get back firing on all cylinders the timing for this conversation is simply perfect. My guest is my good friend Dr. Steven Levinson the clinical psychologist, author and inventor who has devoted so much of his career to helping people follow through on their own good intentions whilst navigating life’s obstacles. Back in 2015, we co-authored ‘The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not)’ which was published by Perigee (Penguin Random House New York). Through the book we helped thousands of people to develop this usually untaught discipline. Join us as I catch up with Steve and we revisit lessons from the book and reflections since that will help you (and I) to reinvigorate our energy and move our initiatives forward in today’s challenging world.
57 minutes | Apr 29, 2022
The Fourth Bottom Line with Paul Hargreaves
Do you want to be a leader that makes a meaningful difference, who opposes injustice and strives to make the world a better place? Are you looking for a more compassionate, caring, loving and servant led way to lead? This week I’m delighted to welcome back inspirational leader Paul Hargreaves who is also a B Corp Ambassador who inspires businesses to make a positive impact on the world. Paul’s main role is as CEO of Cotswold Fayre, a rapidly growing speciality food and drink wholesale business supplying over 1,750 retail sites in the UK. In this interview, we will discuss key lessons from Paul’s excellent book ‘The Fourth Bottom Line’. The book highlights the key qualities of leaders driven by principle, purpose and passion. I personally have really engaged with the book which is set out in short chapters for personal reflection and encourages you to deeply work on qualities that can help you to have a more profound impact on business and the world. Join us for another very insightful interview on the Business Elevation show,
55 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
Encore Who Are You Really? Connecting With Your Authentic Self
Are you a leader, entrepreneur or coach who is interested in deepening your relationship with your authentic self? This is a question Hilary Wilson has been exploring for the last 30 years. Hilary is an executive coach/ professional speaker who specialises in supporting leaders to embrace their vulnerability, let go of blocks and connect even more fully to their evolving purpose/greatness. Since 1989, she has worked with 60% of the FTSE 100 companies and range of highly successful entrepreneurs/charities. Join us for this important conversation where you will discover how to connect with your authentic self.
56 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
What Does Love Have to Do With It? with Ian de Cruz
Ian de Cruz, Global Director of P4G (Partnership for Green Growth and Global Goals by 2020) will joins guest host Gene Early this week to share vision, implementation, and successes from P4G’s contribution to creating a sustainable, global future. Ian will address the question of, “How do you lead by example to make healthy, sustainably-sourced food more available for all; transform our cities into cleaner, healthier places to live and work; reduce global waste and find new ways to use and re-use what we already have?” For him it begins with love. That love has its source in his origin story, a child of a migrant family, and his journey to envisioning a safer, healthier, more inclusive world for himself and others. He’ll share how his history has shaped his identity and prepared him to lead this global effort. He’ll also describe how P4G’s leadership team has directed the incubation and acceleration of more than 70 global partnerships in eight countries and already reduced CO2 emissions by almost 200,000 metric tons with more to come. Join us as Ian gives us a glimpse into the future that he sees, what is required for us to move rapidly toward net zero carbon emissions and meet our very challenging climate and sustainability goals.
55 minutes | Apr 8, 2022
A Voice out of poverty: Overcoming adversity & make a difference
How can we overcome hardship and setbacks in life and then use that experience and wisdom to make a difference to others? That’s what we will be exploring in this episode with Jillian Haslam, philanthropist, motivational speaker and trainer, who in her work shows others how to derive meaning from their hardships, find grace in adversity, and develop genuine purpose to achieve their destiny. Jillian grew up in the slums of India and her incredible life story of overcoming extreme hardships makes her one of the most inspiring people I have ever met. Her story is now the subject of a new book, “a Voice out of Poverty”, which is soon to be made into a feature film. Join us as we discuss how we can all develop a resilient and irrepressible mind that can help us overcome unimaginable adversity. We’ll also talk about how success can be so much more fulfilling and richer when it focuses on what we can do for others, truly making a difference to other people’s lives. And how lasting that impact we create can be.
56 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
Build Back Better - for a more sustainable equal world
How can we build a better more sustainable and equal world through business? My guest Sarah Dusek in my opinion is an extremely inspiring force for good and someone whose humility belies an immense drive for change. Sarah began her career in the non-profit world in her early twenties working in Southern Africa and Southeast Asia on aid projects. Disillusioned at the impact she was having, Sarah moved to the US and set up a glamping company. In 2018, she successfully sold her company, Under Canvas, for more than $100 million and launched Enygma Ventures. Today Sarah has returned to Southern Africa as a venture capitalist and co-founder of Enygma Ventures investing in women-led businesses and creating solutions to wealth disparity and access to capital for women. Her online programmes over the past year have also helped five thousand entrepreneurs to become investor-ready and to learn how to build valuable companies. During this interview, I look forward to exploring Sarah’s inspiring life story and to access wisdom around why and how businesses can elevate themselves as a force for good.
56 minutes | Mar 25, 2022
How to Pivot Your Mindset with Damian Culhane
According to my guest this week Damian Culhane, in uncertain times where your world has changed exponentially, the quicker you can pivot and bounce back then the easier it will be for you to rise above the limitations of your unconscious mind. So how do you become the master of your own mind so that you can make these changes? I am delighted to welcome Damian Culhane to the show as I have thoroughly enjoyed our exchanges around human development and investment after being connected with him in 2021. He is a very experienced non-executive director, master coach and professionally qualified chartered manager with over 30 years’ international experience, and is currently based in Poland. He has worked in multiple sectors delivering results driven talent management programmes, unlocking human potential working with senior stakeholders to amplify performance. He creates and implements learning and development playbooks that tap into the brilliance of teams and is a pod-cast host and author – contributing to three international best-selling books on Amazon. During this interview we will talk about his latest book ‘How to Pivot Your Mindset’ which will be very helpful for any of us going through change and wishing to bounce back for greater success.
56 minutes | Mar 18, 2022
Prepare For Tomorrow (Part 2) with Neil McCoy-Ward
In September 2021, Neil McCoy-Ward joined me to share his thoughts on the big financial and economic changes that might impact your life and business in the next 10 years. With such valuable insight from Neil and extreme turmoil in the world right now, I am so grateful that he is with me again to help you make better sense of this rapidly changing and daunting world. Neil McCoy-Ward is the Group CEO of the Forward Thinking Group UK who has spent his life since travelling the globe for answers. His career has taken him from highly decorated soldier to an experienced CEO, Investor, financial forecaster, housing market expert and Best-Selling Author. Neil is most well known for his expertise and controversial content in the Finance, Investment & Housing Markets. This work leading to a large social following of over 285K people for his accurate forecasts that have beaten even the largest data and research company forecasts. Join us as we discuss Neil’s unusually accurate and highly researched predictions that can help you to prepare for your financial and economic future ahead.
56 minutes | Mar 11, 2022
The Sale Is in the Tale: 5 Storytelling Secrets with John Livesay
Story telling is a skill I love to explore with business leaders who wish to better engage and influence within my own leadership pro-grammes. Yet story telling is also a hugely valuable skill when it comes to sales performance and I am therefore delighted to be joined by John Livesay aka The Pitch Whisperer. John is a sales keynote speaker, master storyteller and an exceptional former guest on the show. His TEDx talk: Be The Lifeguard of Your Own Life has over 1,000,000 views and his podcast 'The Successful Pitch' is accessed in over 60 countries. John's new book, The Sale Is in the Tale, teaches us how to use storytelling to improve professional and personal relationships. Join us and learn how to take your story telling to a new level to elevate your relationships and results with my fabulous guest John Livesay.
53 minutes | Mar 4, 2022
Mental & Financial Resilience - Alan Chambers MBE & David Howell
Are you feeling highly resilient? Do you have the mental and financial resilience to effortlessly achieve all your endeavours or are you like so many feeling a degree of overwhelm in these strange times? My guests know all about building mental and financial resilience. Alan Chambers MBE is a Former Royal Marine, celebrated adventurer and leadership expert who successfully led the first team to walk from Canada to the Geographic North Pole without any support services. A 70-day walk across ice combined with near starvation, low fuel supplies and the worst weather recorded in the polar region in 100 years. His wisdom has even been called upon by the England Rugby Team and England Cricket team with major success following. David Howell’s 36 year career in financial services has overseen investment and regulatory changes in the UK and internationally and he also has a taste for charitable expeditions and a passion for the field of wellbeing. Join us as we discuss their wisdom and methodologies that are today successfully helping organizations and individuals to elevate their resilience to new levels.
54 minutes | Feb 25, 2022
The Magnificence of Humanity with Michelle Mills-Porter
Can you imagine how your perspective on life might shift if a beautiful holiday suddenly turned into fighting for life in the Boxing Day Tsunami? My guest Michelle Mills-Porter had an award-winning business which became the youngest in the UK to achieve Investors in People in the UK. Then that fateful day turned her world upside down. Over the coming weeks, months, and years as she healed from her experiences her understanding of what drives us, what is at the core of our essence and our ability to collaborate through adversity brought a new more elevated purpose and the transition into a greatly admired behavioural expert. Michelle today has built a whole suite of behavioural tools, and her ground-breaking work with organisational leaders and young people has led to major step changes in performance and the wisdom to help others more effectively navigate the world of work. Join us to hear a very powerful story and learn from insights that can help us to navigate our own personal journeys of change and turmoil whilst realising our own magnificence.
56 minutes | Feb 18, 2022
Unblind The Mind with Darren Harris & Jaina Mistry
It’s very easy to get stuck in a rut with our businesses and personal lives, living daily only viewing things via a tunnel vision. We can become blind to changes needed, holding us back from developing and growing. This week I’m joined by International Motivational Speaker, Paralympian and Founder of Unblind the Mind Darren Harris, and award-winning motivational speaker Jaina Mistry. Darren Harris works with organizational talent that want to change how they see themselves, other people and the world around them so they can navigate the invisible obstacles blocking their path to success. Jaina’s unique approach of “seeing things differently” and “making adversity your asset” is her signature way of helping clients elevate their physical and mental fitness in the easiest way to experience optimal results in life and business. Join us for a truly inspiring show where Darren & Jaina will inspire change in how we see ourselves, other people, and the world around us, so we can navigate the invisible obstacles blocking our path to success.
56 minutes | Feb 11, 2022
The 360 Within© – Applying the Arts to your Coaching Practice
Be it coaching an executive, coaching a manager, or coaching a team, there’s no mistaking that coaching is an essential path to human and leadership growth. But not all coaching is equal, and not all coaches are alike. Whether someone is being coached for development or for performance, the need for good and diverse styles of coaching is more vital than ever. The discipline of coaching revels in its complexity. It resides at the confluence of many streams of enquiry—mindfulness, psychology, leadership theory, peak performance research, to name a few. One field of human endeavor largely ignored in the teaching of coaching is that of the Arts and the Humanities. Owen Ó Súilleabháin is an artist who works in the world of organizational leadership and has recently teamed up with a great elder of the coaching community John Schuster to provide a virtual sandbox for coaches to come and play – an experience designed to foster, encourage and share – coaches with coaches – how the Arts have influenced them as people and professionals – how they use the arts to renew themselves and to enrich the client experience.
56 minutes | Feb 4, 2022
Play The Game - Part 2
Has your business plateaued in 2021 or are you feeling stuck? Do you have the motivation to make a positive leap forward in 2022? Last week we repeated a part one show with Adam Strong, Branka van der Linden, Karel Vermeulen and Haroon Danis where we discussed the new ‘Play The Game, How To Win In Today’s Changing Environment’. Since this show originally aired Play The Game has become an international bestseller in multiple categories and is being physically stocked in major retailers such as Waterstones and WH Smiths in the UK. Adam Strong the corporate productivity authority, entrepreneur, athlete, coach, speaker and trainer persuaded an exciting cohort of International Game Changing Leaders to contribute a thought provoking chapter each. I am delighted to be joined in this interview by Adam Strong and three more exceptional leaders Donald Sandel, Darrell Irwin, Stephen Carter to discuss three more valuable chapters from the book positivity, branding and intellectual property. Join us for more inspiration to elevate your business performance in 2022.
54 minutes | Jan 28, 2022
Encore Play The Game – How to Win in Today’s Changing Environment
Has your business plateaued or are you feeling stuck? An inspiring new book written by 18 game changing leaders ‘Play The Game, How To Win In Today’s Changing Environment’ provides ideas and motivation to break the cycle that stunts your business growth. In the words of Marshall Goldsmith “This book will radically change the way you see your business!”. Adam Strong, corporate productivity authority, entrepreneur, athlete, coach, speaker, and trainer persuaded a cohort of (in Adam’s word’s International Game Changing Leaders) to contribute a thought-provoking chapter each. In this special interview, Adam and I will be joined by fellow contributors Branka van der Linden, Haroon Danis and Karel Vermeulen as we discuss topics such as self-healing, franchising, the secret sales ingredient, asking for help and my own chapter on elevating your leadership. Join us to hear insights from the book and to understand how its wide-ranging content could make all the difference to your life and business.
55 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
The CEO’s Compass with guest Deborah Coviello
Ever feel depleted at the end of the day? If so you are not alone – a recent study said that 60% of leaders feel the same way. Also if you are leading a company you are the most likely to be experiencing job frustration and burnout. During this interview with Deborah A. Coviello we will be discussing her book the CEO’s Compass, which helps you to systematically identify your team’s current blindspots and determine seven key areas you need to focus on to get back on track in days – not months. This involves confronting your feelings and creating a plan that is sustainable for you and your organization. Deborah is the Founder of Illumination Partners and the host of The Drop In CEO podcast. For more than twenty years, she has been transforming businesses from within, elevating the talents of their organizations to new performance levels. Join us as and gain some direction to enable you to get back on track in a more sustainable, high performing way.
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