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86 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Episode 18 - Clare English veteran of the BBC
A ramble of a conversation initially but it's always fun to speak to Clare. Inspiring to pick her brains on her career at the BBC, discuss big bureaucratic organisations and how she made her way in the world of media. Great also to learn about the life of one of her greatest career mentors and inspirations, Kenny Macintyre (19 July 1944 – 30 May 1999), a political journalist, famed for stopping Politian's in their tracks.
74 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Episode 17 - Joe Foster co-founder of Reebok
Joe is a bit of a British legend and a good mentor for our mostly consulting start. A great find during the Global lockdown. This episode we talk a bit about his career and the back story behind the book "Shoe Maker" which is available on hard and paper back in all good book stores. We also talk about industry, the resilience and necessity of the sports sector, his run in with Tyson Fury, the improver mindset and a fair bit more. Needless to say you can learn a lot about life from an 85 year old who built a sports company to out sell Nike in a 30 year period.
113 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Episode 16 - Edgar and Peter Schein
We team up with Deborah Fleming a specialist in organisational development to interview the father and son team, Edgar and Peter Schein about their careers and their Humble Leadership book series. Edgar is a Professor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, and Peter is the cofounder and COO of the Organisational Culture and Leadership Institute.
101 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
Episode 15 - Prof Jonathan Wilson
We discuss growing up, branding, being a professor, sport (mainly rugby - tune into episode 14 with Christopher Ewing for football), careers, racism, personal brand and self-promotion, attracting opportunities, family life, working from home, the inspiration from a good gran, London, Manchester and Scottish life, culture, music and various other random things too. Christmas episode so we rumbled on a bit longer. Mainly as we digressed. It's what happens when two oor Wullie and Desperate Dan fan's get together...
31 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
Episode 14 - Christopher Ewing
James talks to Christopher Ewing, CEO of Caledonia Braves, about football and France.
52 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
Episode 13 - Gary MacLean
James talks to Gary MacLean, the first National Chef of Scotland, and previous "MasterChef: The Professionals" winner.
46 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
Episode 12 - Claire Nelson
James talks to Netball Scotland CEO - Mostly's first client - about her career, feminism, netball, and life in 2020.
31 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
Episode 11 - Pim de Morree
This week, we have a Rebel on the show. Pim de Morree is one half of the Corporate Rebels and he talks to James about his bucket list, the Corporate Rebels book, lifehacking the CEO of BP, business culture and (of course) lockdown.
77 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Episode 10 - Tima Elhajj
James talks to yet another Antipodean guest, the super-successful Tima Ehajj. The chat covers social media, personal branding, entrepreneurship and being a busy parent while trying to run a successful business. Hope you enjoy!
65 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
Episode 9 - Michael Phair
James speaks to Michael Phair, Operations Director at recruitment company Be-IT. Michael has a wealth of experience and it was great to talk with him. We chatted lockdown (it's a favourite topic, for some reason) and spent a lot of time on a shared passion: running.
62 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Episode 8 - David Campese - SIX NATIONS SPECIAL
This week - much to our surprise, as much as yours - we speak to Rugby Union legend, David "Campo" Campese. On top of his rugby career, David is also a Global keynote speaker, and brand ambassador. We talk about rugby, David's career, leadership, mentoring and much more. Check out David on Twitter.
51 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Episode 7 - David Moffett - SIX NATIONS SPECIAL
James talks to David Moffett, former head of Sport England, New Zealand Rugby, Australia's National Rugby League, and the Welsh Rugby Union. Wikipedia. David talks all things rugby and leadership, in the week the Rugby Six Nations Championship makes a reappearance in our calendars.
76 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
Episode 6 - Scotty Mills
We talk to Major Scotty Mills, ex-Royal Marine, about his career in and out of the Armed Forces. Scotty tells us about working with both the England Rugby and Football World Cup teams, and what life was like growing up and into the Marines.
60 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Episode 5 - Bretton Putter
This week on Mostly Talk, we talk to Bretton Putter, author of Own Your Culture, and Culture Decks Decoded. Perhaps unsurprisingly, we talk to him about business culture.
52 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Episode 4 - Madeleine Black
We're delighted to be joined by Madeleine Black (@madblack65), speaker, activist, and author of Unbroken. Madeleine's TEDxGlasgow Talk is one of the bst we've heard. A difficult listen at times, but absolutely vital. It was fascinating to talk with her. We talk family, life in Glasgow, TEDx and what she's been up to in 2020.
42 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
Episode 3 - Kirstin Gove
Episode 3 of Mostly Talk. How do you like it, so far? For this episode, James talks to Kirstin Gove, former broadcast journalist at Scottish Television about the ups and downs of social media, and her career in broadcasting.
60 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
Episode 2 - Bob Keiller
James talks to Bob Keiller. He is the former chief executive of Wood Group, a British multinational oil and gas services company headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland. In 2016, he became chairman of Scotland's national economic development agency, Scottish Enterprise. He also runs a consultancy, AB15. Find out more at mostly.consulting
113 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Episode 1 - Brendan McCarron
James from Mostly Consulting talks to Brendan McCarron, Head of Maturing Stocks at Glenmorangie. They talk lockdown life, being a dad, and the latest innovations in whisky. Find out more at mostly.consulting
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