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75 minutes | Oct 28, 2019
Spotted in Ely - Mark Cooney
A slightly local flavour to this episode where we here from Mark Cooney about the huge success he has had with creating a community social platform for the city of Ely in the UK.It highlights what can be achieved now with the online tools available to us all, particularly when there is a clear sense of purpose.Of particular interest to those who live and work in the Ely area, but in addition the lessons from Mark will be applicable for anyone to learn and apply to their own circumstances.
109 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
Yes, Women Can Fly - Sally Dearman-Cummings
In this quite remarkable episode we here the story of Sally Dearman-Cummings who has accomplished so many things across her lifetime:Parachutist at 16Private Pilot licence at 19First female to pass through the RAF fast jet training programmeAlso trained as a search and rescue helicopter pilotHas been a weather presenter on the BBCNow acts as a life coach / personal development practitioner.Each of these stories are incredible to listen to, but the additional colour provided by Sally as to her internal struggles along the way make this episode stand out for its level of depth and personal honesty.
84 minutes | Oct 9, 2019
Leadership in the NHS - Heather Taylor
After starting her working life in theatre and television, Heather chose to then focus the rest of her career to leadership within the NHS.She has just published her first book 'Skill, Will and a Healthy Dose of Courage' to summarise much of what she has learnt and to inspire others who are employed across the healthcare system.In this engaging high energy episode, Heather explains her passion for leadership in healthcare, candid perspectives on the NHS, as well as what it takes to self publish a book in this internet age.
61 minutes | Sep 30, 2019
Sustainable Living - Philippa and Dave Pickworth
In this episode we explore the journey that Philippa and Dave Pickworth have been on that has taken them from their busy careers and London based lives, to a sustainable way of life and small business in rural Wales.We hear about the highs and lows of this over the past 10 years, what motivated the change and in particular what it has taught them about life. Climate change features quite highly, as well as what it really takes to plough a different path.To find out more about what they have created, you can visit their website at www.banceithin.com
89 minutes | Sep 20, 2019
Nutrition for Life - Jane Clarke
Jane is the UK's most trusted dietitian nutritionist and is also a Cordon Bleu Chef. She has had her own practice for over 30 years, currently operating from her clinic in Harley Street London. She has published 9 of her own books, was a long running columnist for the Guardian and Mail on Sunday, has appeared on TV with Jamie Oliver and also worked with David Beckham on his football academy.In this episode we discuss her approach to food and in particular about her latest project 'Nourish' focused on providing diet and wellbeing advice for those suffering from illnesses such as Dementia and Cancer. This is a very rich and rewarding episode that will inform, delight and inspire in equal measure.
141 minutes | Sep 10, 2019
Faithful Surgeon - Leo Cheng
Leo is a maxillofacial surgeon, dentist and lawyer. In this episode we listen to his amazing stories of the life changing work he does not only in the UK NHS, but also aboard a hospital ship in Africa where he has volunteered his time for the past 17 years.We also cover in some depth the strong faith that drives him and how this has become such an important part of his life.A heartwarming, insightful, challenging and without doubt inspirational journey into the world of this skilled and driven person.
96 minutes | Aug 31, 2019
Aston Martin - Simon Lane
From a boyhood fascination of all things cars and planes, Simon has turned his passion into a career which has taken him on an exhilarating journey to his current job heading up 'Q' at Aston Martin.In this episode we hear about the current exciting future at Aston Martin, its connection with Red Bull and the cars that will soon hit our roads. Simon also talks about the special projects that shaped his approach to selling cars while at both Porsche and Aston Martin dealerships, which included a unique partnership with the Red Arrows.A great episode for petrolheads, but also for anyone who wants to see what happens when you focus on your passion in life with drive and energy.
115 minutes | Jun 20, 2019
Crypto Chef - Andreas Wingert
A rather unusual episode this one !Andreas is a Michelin trained chef who for over 25 years has worked in some of the top establishments in the country, but also has taken his skills into the NHS to improve the quality of hospital food. We hear about his training, hard graft and ultimate rewards that come from his passion.More recently he has become somewhat of an expert on the emerging field of Crypto Currency. So in the second half of the episode he educates us on this new world and why he believes crypto is here to stay.
102 minutes | Jun 9, 2019
Pioneering the Internet - Peter Dawe
A true 'big thinker' Peter has dedicated his life to being a disruptor. In this episode we hear about the early days of computing and how his company pioneered interconnected computers creating much of the protocols and infrastructure that became the internet we know today. After selling that company, Peter then created over 80 other businesses in a very diverse mix of sectors ranging from an investment firm focused on the third sector, through to spearheading the development of a new town near Cambridge.He has also applied his forward thinking mind to the impact of global population growth and climate change. His views on this may challenge your own thoughts on the world, but it's worth taking the time to understand why he has drawn certain conclusions and what he believes we now need to do in response.
88 minutes | May 24, 2019
Coaching Elite Sport - Rob Baker
Fresh from a win against Oxford in his first year as coach of the Cambridge University Mens Boat Club, Rob gives us a fascinating insight of coaching Sport at the highest level. We hear of his journey that took him from early days looking after boats, through his time with the Irish National squad, tremendous success with The Cambridge University Women's crew and onwards to his latest role with the men.
56 minutes | May 13, 2019
Climbing Everest - Ricky Munday
In May 2018 Ricky achieved his life long ambition to stand on top of the highest mountain on the planet having had to turn back on a similar expedition the previous year. In this episode we find out what drives him to climb, as well as commit himself to other challenges like the running a marathon across the Sahara desert. In addition we hear about the social enterprise he has set up to inspire and motivate you people to fulfil their potential.
81 minutes | May 7, 2019
It's the Law! - Gill McGivern
In this episode the incredibly articulate Barrister Gill McGivern opens up her world as a criminal defence counsel. With some heartfelt stories that will at times make you laugh and others despair, we explore what it is like to deal with the difficulties of crime on a day to day basis and what can be learnt from her experiences.
91 minutes | Apr 27, 2019
Fixing the Brain - Dr Andrew Bateman
Andrew is a neuro-psychologist who heads up the Oliver Zangwell rehabilitation centre, a leading NHS institution focused on long term recovery from traumatic brain injury.We talk about his work in detail and also more broadly about what he has learnt from studying the brain for nearly 30 years.Andrew is also a highly effective user of social media in both his professional and personal life. He explains how he does this and what have been the benefits to his productivity.
110 minutes | Apr 22, 2019
Grow your own Business - Jonathan James
Jonathan runs the UK's largest chain of independently owned convenience stores and shares his story covering the highs and lows of running a long established family business.We learn about his approach to responsible and locally focused business, as well as his other passions in life such as Football and Aston Martins ! A great story of success that should inspire many as to what can be achieved through hard work and a caring attitude.
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