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The Reputation Podcast - with Jon Hammond
32 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
In this episode I talk to Journalist, Writer, Blogger, Event Host and Communication Advisor DAVID PARKIN about his life, the importance of words, his travels around the country and the world and meeting the legend Arnold Schwarzenegger. From hard copy newspapers to launching the first regional digital news service, its a fascinating and wide ranging conversation including his weekly BLOG
39 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
In this episode of the REPUTATION PODCAST we travel into the world of circus with international star of Cirque du Soleil, author, writer, producer, director, actor and above all internationally acclaimed clown, the fabulous JEFF RAZ.We talk about how he got into the circus as a juggler (better way to attract girls!), then travelled the world including an amazing 500 performances as the 'Dead Clown', the lead in Cirque du Soleil's production of Corteo.He has performed in theatres, big tops and on stages all over the world and founded the Clown Conservatory, the US's only professional clown training programme.His acclaimed books 'The Secret Life of Clowns', 'The Snow Clown' and 'Love, Death Circus' give an insight into a world we normally only dream about.
30 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
My guest on today’s Reputation Podcast, CAROLYN HOBDEY, is a successful HR and transformational change expert, with 20 years experience of working for some of the world’s largest employers. We tall about her career, but also her new biography which reveals how her personal life has been a self-confessed mess. Her new book 'ALL THE T**TS I MET ALONG THE WAY' is an honest biography of how she has navigated her way through porn-addicted boyfriends, car crashes, boob jobs, manipulative men, love triangles and a 15 year marriage that wasn't what it seemed. She has also set up a consultancy designed to help people navigate change called MEYDAY, which helps people to achieve balance, happiness and success in their professional and personal lives.
28 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
BETSY REED is a speaker, sustainability leader, activist, yoga teacher who inspires people to think differently about life. She has travelled around the world, focussing on social justice, racial equity, LGBTQI+, sustainability and the environment and is in demand as a speaker to talk about her experience of creating high-profile national campaigns on issues like fair trade, food waste and packaging. One of her favourite topics is 'How connection, play and being human in everything you do can save the world' which is demonstrated in her fascinating podcast THE DISCOMFORT PRACTICE PODCAST. her first book Communicating Social and Environmental Issues Effectively has just been published.
37 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
James Mitchinson - Editor of the Yorkshire Post
In this episode of the #REPUTATION PODCAST I speak to the editor of the Yorkshire Post.Founded in 1754 it was one of Britain's first daily newspapers and to this day has a reputation for campaigning journalism covering Yorkshire as well as parts of Derbyshire and Lincolnshire, but read worldwide.I talk to James Mitchinson about this journey into journalism, the changes he has witnessed, the challenges of online news, especially the advent of clickbait, and where he sees the industry going in the future.It's a fascinating conversation about where we will find journalism we can trust, in a sea of fake news.
43 minutes | Nov 15, 2020
I’m sure we have all had moments when we considered uprooting, moving abroad and starting again.For many people that feeling normally comes at the end of a successful holiday when we think about what it would be like to wake up every day in a relaxed ambiance of weather, food and chilled lifestyle. For most people thinking about it is as far as it goes.However, my guest in this episode of the #REPUTATIONPODCAST grabbed wanderlust by the horns, gave up her job as one of the BBC’s foremost radio presenters, and moved half way across the world to a new life in the USA.Sam Walker’s journey has been documented in her weekly award winning podcast ‘Sam Walkers Desert Diaries’ and here she talks to me about the fascinating challenges, the highs, the lows, and the emotional rollercoaster of her new life in the Arizona desert.
38 minutes | Nov 8, 2020
My guest on this episode of the #REPUTATIONPODCAST is an inspiration with a extraordinary life storyENDA O'DOHERTY has lived life to the full, initially with alcohol but now with positivity and resolve.He hit the world headlines by taking a washing machine up Mount Kilimanjaro in 2017 and this is just one example of his many endurance feats.In a very enjoyable, humorous, and though provoking conversation, I chat to Enda about his life so far, what drives him and what matters in the world We also discuss his new book - ‘I’m Fine! – Thoughts of Life, Addiction, Love and Health’ which has just been released to critical acclaim.
37 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Peter Banks - MD Rudding Park
In this episode I talk to renowned Hotelier and Managing Director of one of the top hotels in the UK, Rudding Park near Harrogate. From management trainee at the Savoy, to the Old Course at St Andrews, and then to the Hilton Park Lane, Peter Banks has built a stunning reputation as the ultimate host and leader.Listen to the insight and experience from a fascinating career and about what matter to him, the insight into how to achieve great levels of guest service, and why Rudding Park has been so successful and won so many awards.
27 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
In this episode of the #Reputationpodcast I talk to Nicky Chance Thompson, the Chief Executive of the Piece Hall in Halifax West Yorkshire. Nicky won Yorkshire Businesswoman of the Year in 2019 and is on the Northern Power Women’s Power List. She also holds several non-executive voluntary roles in which she is a director including: Northern Broadsides, Halifax Business Improvement District and The Halifax Culture Hub. Nicky also works closely with women who are trying to rebuild their lives after addiction and supporting the homeless.We discuss what its like to lead an organisation through the challenge of the Covid Pandemic, about being a woman in what was historically a male dominated business world and about how Nicky has become a role model to many people.
37 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Big Ian Donaghy
From 28 Stone Doorman, to Teacher, to Professional Singer, to Speaker, to Author to Filmmaker, my guest on this episode of the #reputationpodcast has made an impact wherever he goes and in whatever he does.Big Ian Donaghy is captivating, funny, and passionate.His books include 'Dear Dementia - the laughter and the tears' , The Missing Piece - which deals sensitively with difficult times in peoples lives and the the new book, just published - A Pocket Full of Kindness.His campaigning for those in society who need help has given him critical acclaim and led to films with Gary Lineker, the Hairy Bikers and Barry McGuigan.As an entertainer he has performed with a who's who of international celebrities.And what's more ...he's a really nice bloke!!Enjoy the podcast
25 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
Maria Franzoni is one of the worlds most experienced Speaker Agents, looking after a huge range of speakers from Astronauts to Zoo Keepers.She is the go-to person for established and aspiring speakers, and in this podcast episode we discuss her career, her insights into where the speaking business will go following the Covid pandemic, and where she gets her remarkable drive from.
39 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
In this episode I talk to Dr Jonathan Straight. From ambitious musician to a worldwide reputation in the recycling world (selling his company, Straight PLC, in 2014 for £10.7m) his story is both fascinating and gripping. A moustachioed entrepreneur and philanthropist, plural non-exec director, writer and TV presenter, motivational speaker, street photographer, 'spex' maniac, and Vegan, his story so far is anything but dull!.We talk about how he made the front page of the Sun in the 1980s when he changed his name from Gay to Straight, his journey as an entrepreneur, and how his ability to spot opportunities has contributed to his success and his reputation.
26 minutes | Sep 27, 2020
Fiona Lambert is a very well known figure in the fashion world, starting her career firstly as a designer and pattern cutter, then buyer, at a newly fledged business called Next.She then joined Next’s founder George Davies to start the George at Asda range.Fiona returned to Next as womenswear product director for seven years and then became George brand director, resetting the look and feel of the brand and subsequently creating the George Home brand.With this experience she then joined Dunelm as their product director, and subsequently became Managing Director of new business development for River Island Global Holdings, launching a new womenswear brand called ‘Harpenne’. A year later things have all changed……Join us for a great insight into both the retail and fashion world with someone who's been there, done that (and probably designed the T shirt!)
45 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
Join Jon as he chats to one of the UK's foremost radio personalities, Stephanie Hirst.In a very honest and open conversation she shares how her career in radio began and the journey to national fame. We chat about the challenges she has overcome and how a life changing decision threatened her career and reputation.
45 minutes | Sep 13, 2020
Lord Mark Price CVO
In this episode, Jon chats to Lord Mark Price about his career, ambitions and leadership style.From humble beginnings as a management trainee at John Lewis, Mark rose to become Managing Director of Waitrose and Deputy Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership before being appointed Government Minister for Trade.His journey is fascinating and is continuing with project such as WORKL and Engaging Business, as well as a prolific output of books and apps.
1 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
Welcome to the REPUTATION PODCAST
A warm welcome from host Jon Hammond to this brand new podcast. Every week, Jon will be in conversation with Leaders from across the world and across the sectors to give you an insight into how they built their reputation, what drives them, the challenges they have overcome and their thoughts ideas and plans for the future.Don’t forget to subscribe to the show in your favourite podcast app
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