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32 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Viv Buckley - an amazing principal driven by wonderful principles…
Viv is Deputy Principal at Bridgend College responsible for curriculum and teaching and learning. But Viv is so much more. I met Viv in 2019 and was so impressed with her knowledge, passion and drive to truly make a lasting difference in further education.It’s not often you come across someone so passionate and genuinely driven to make a real lasting difference to the lives of those she touches. Hear how Viv is driven by values, a wonderful inquisitive nature and the ‘Be all you can’ philosophy.
28 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Evrah Rose - Poetic GENIUS…Wow, what a way with words this brilliant lady has…
Evrah Rose hails from Wrexham, North Wales and is an injustice driven poet and spoken word performer. A genius with words she captures the very essence of some very real subject matter.I’ve known Evrah for a few years now and every time I listen to hear I’m reminded how incredibly talented she is, how humble she is but how amazingly human and real she is. The World needs more Evrah’s. This podcast is a wonderful reminder that wherever and however we started in life that does not define who we are and what we can achieve.
35 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Paul Andrews - From rat basher to serial entrepreneur…what a great story :)
Paul is a self confessed serial entrepreneur. An astute businessman and mentor who is passionate about SME businesses and the business community. But what you might not know is why he has a passion for learning, a wonderfully flexible approach to anything that comes his way and an awesome storyteller.
31 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Sophie Mei Lan - From Britain’s Got Talent to finding life’s sparkles
Sophie Mei Lan aka Mama MeiSophie a single mum, journalist, mental health & wellbeing blogger/vlogger, business owner, professional dancer and positive affirmation queen!She impressed the world with her bellydancing skills as a semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent but behind the sparkly facade Sophie Mei Lan was hiding a secret life of addiction, binge-eating and bulimia that nearly killed her. Listen to Sophie talk openly, honestly and with love for her life and how she deals with life’s adversities by finding the Sparkles!
27 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Mark Fielding - From Marmite to skateboarding to MTV and now to the French Alps
Mark Fielding aka The Apocalypse DaddyMark has a wonderful philosophy - "One day it will be the end of the world, at least mine, and I want to look back as a father and say, hand on heart, I did the best I could. I want my kids - Alice and Luca - to know, whatever happens, Apocalypse Mommy and Apocalypse Daddy tried their damn best.”Listen to Mark’s great love story and his passion for learning, life’s lessons and making the most out of everything.
26 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Paula Harding - A true champion of administrative professionals, aka gate facilitators…
Paula Harding is an Executive Assistant at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) managing Professor Phil Padfield, Dean of Education.Born in the Isle of Man, Paula relocated to Liverpool in 2002 and over the last 5 years has recognised the value that she adds in business. Paula is an ambassador of her profession and is on a mission to promote the impact of working in partnership with an Executive Assistant. Paula’s attitude to life has also changed over the last 5 years and she is exploring all the opportunities this presents.
24 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Cameron Reardon - Finding the ethics in a world full of bugs...
Bug Box is an online entomology store founded by Cameron Reardon in 2017.The company imports, breeds and sells exotic insects such as tarantulas, scorpions and millipedes all over the United Kingdom and Europe.Cameron is passionate about being eco, ethical and creating a sustainable business in an industry that really isn’t!A truly inspirational young man.https://www.bugboxuk.co.uk
31 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Kate Strong - Engineering a better world and becoming a world champion
Always seeking to be more effective, more balanced and more impactful, Kate has pushed herself past the usual levels of success and now supports people, just like you, to reach your goals and realise your full potential.Kate Strong doesn’t believe in living a compromised life. From an early age, she felt she was different. She was curiously questioning almost everything she did, and realised that living within society’s comfort zone doesn’t always create inspiring and extraordinary results.She believes we need to maintain a balance between striving for success and finding peace today. True joy and reward is when we know we’re achieving our potential while also enjoying the journey!
36 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
William Buist - From coaching to inspiring better business...
Building Better Business is as much about mindset and mastery of your specialism as it is about more general business skills. William Buist has been working with business owners and leaders since 2001. His has an unerring ability to uncover the insights that clients need to move forward with confidence and clarity. William's combination of an optimistic pragmatism with the ability to create the environments for clients to think deeply, and then confidently take action is unique. When you are Building Better Business you will also create the freedom to do important work, whether as a part of your commercial endeavours or through your generosity, to make the world a better place for others. William champions using a small part of your time, energy and revenue to support projects that will make an enduring and sustainable improvement for important causes beyond your business.
28 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Dafydd Hardy - From finding property to finding the good in people...
I’ve known Dafydd for many years and every time I talk or see him he’s always lovely. And I don’t mean lovely in a disparaging way but in a truly genuine, kind and honest way. He really is one of the most genuine, kind and honest people I’ve ever met. His values are core to what makes him so curious, insightful and wise about the world around him.Being an estate agent has its challenges and is hardly the most trusted profession in business, but Dafydd is as genuine as it gets. Hear why he’s still curious and what he would like to pass on and leave as his legacy.A true gentleman and a pleasure to share some air time with.
27 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Fay Stephenson aka Felicity Finds - From survivor to thriver and inspirer on mental health…
Fay Stephenson is a rare find. Rare in that she’s willing to put her anxiety and mental health issues aside to help and do well for others. This session took 7 goes to make it happen as anxiety and a trip to the dentist got the better of Fay. It was well worth all the waiting to hear from a truly genuine person what lessons she’s learning and how she helps others.Mother of 3 boys, blog writer (Felicity Finds) and never one to be ‘normal’ hear how Fay talks honestly, openly and with a little bit of humour about her life and the mistakes she’s made. And how she hopes her honesty will help others realise that we are all in the same boat.This session is a real joy and a celebration of why one's limitations are real, but also how they can be overcome.
25 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Jan Cavelle - From a cupboard under the stairs to furnishing the world...
Jan is an author, writer and speaker. But that doesn’t go anywhere near explaining what she really is. Jan is amazing, determined, resourceful, bloodyminded (her words) and pragmatic. A true entrepreneur at heart and a great believer in the part entrepreneurs play in any economy.Jan started her own furniture business as a single Mum from a cupboard under the stairs, knowing next to nothing about business. But, having the tenacity to make it work in order to survive she battled and thrived.What I love about Jan is her ability to find joy in writing about her experiences and sharing her knowledge with so many.Her new book 'Scale For Success’ will be published on the 4th February 2021!
39 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Amy Frost - From radio to podcasting to helping retired horses...
Amy Frost is stepmum to Archie, an incredible 7 year old!. Together they turned a home-learning exercise into a business!. Amy’s career started as a radio presenter and in 2014 morphed into podcasting. Her passion for animals and horses in particular led to the creation of the most listened to Equestrian Podcast in the UK, HorseHour!.In 2018 Amy set up an equestrian retirement yard for injured and retired horses in the New Forest, and Archie’s love for caring for animals began when he was just 3. Mark (Archie’s Dad), Amy and Archie made frequent visits to local farms to learn about the animals. As a family it was always about caring for nature.Now, in a world where the only certainty is uncertainty, Mark, Amy and Archie have created an online farm shop serving the community. What’s amazing is that it came from a learning exercise on how to look after chickens for a home-schooling project!They hope that Archie’s Produce will help inspire others to think creatively when learning.
28 minutes | Aug 13, 2020
Stephen Wheatley - From fish fingers to cosmetics to electronics to listening…
Stephen is a 65 year old Londoner. Married for 37 years to Barbara, with three grown up children and three grand children. He started out in retail selling fish fingers! And went on to selling electronics, before ending up in marketing. He was asked to join a start up in the early 90s and became an entrepreneur overnight. 30 years later he’s started and built three businesses.He co-founded HearAngel/LimitEar, a company developing software to help us look after our hearing while wearing headphones. Think of it like a Fitbit for your ears. He has many other interests too…like helping others realise their potential and dreams through coaching and mentoring. And apart from his family he’s Chair of Fundraising for the Guild of Entrepreneurs, a mad keen cyclist…a downhill skier…and a volunteer crewman at Tower RNLI on the Thames.Listening to Stephen’s journey is a joy!
29 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Vicki Wusche - From broke and homeless single mum to inspiring speaker...
Vicki Wusche started investing in property 2008 and has been named in The Telegraph’s top UK’s 25 most influential people in property. She is an inspiring speaker and author of five books including finalist in the Business Book Awards in March 2020. A regular on podcasts across Europe, America and Canada as well as the UK, Vicki will surprise you with her take on property, finance and the next decade.Since first recognising property as the best strategy to create her financial security, Vicki has shied away from the “get rich” gurus and their flash cars and shiny shoes. Many of her talks have been said to be straight talking and brutally honest. Vicki would tell you that being successful in any business, especially property investment takes commitment and hard work. All business success is based on a good understanding of the market and an even better understanding of the maths involved.
32 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
Amanda Hamilton - From redundancy to CEO...a just and inspirational mentor...
Amanda has been Chief Executive of NALP (National Association of Licensed Paralegals) and also CEO of NPC (National Paralegal College) since 2008. NALP is the voluntary regulatory professional body for paralegals and an Ofqual Awarding organisation. Ofqual is the Government body that accredits nationally recognised qualifications in England. Through its Centres, nationally and internationally,(of which NPC is one) NALP offers nationally recognised Paralegal Qualifications.Amanda has been involved with the Paralegal Sector for nearly 25 years, firstly as a legal tutor and trainer, and subsequently, teaching Law and Legal Procedure at every level. She is absolutely passionate about promoting the status of Paralegals as a profession in its own right, not only to give alternative financially viable career options for those entering the legal profession, but more importantly, to offer consumers (the end users of legal services) access to justice at a reasonable cost.
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