May 3, 2022
My guest this week is Growth Strategist, Kallum Nicholson.
Kallum (with a K) introduces himself as ‘the unconventional business coach that puts a foot up your ass and wears you like slippers.’
Kallum helps SMEs and larger corporations grow to the next level.
And if that wasn’t enough, he is a SUPER networker hosting both his own and others. He’s also a magazine editor, keynote speaker, business show host and school governor.
And all this at the tender age of 26!
But as you will hear in our conversation Kallum has been an entrepreneur since he was at school. That is the school he is now a governor at, by the way.
Amongst many other things, Kallum tells me the best thing you can do for yourself, and your business is to learn the art of public speaking - and unsurprisingly I couldn't agree more!
Connect with Kallum on Linkedin or go to his website https://kwakademy.com
April 19, 2022
My guest is self-confessed Creativity Evangelist, metal kid and Clash super fan, Jason Miller.
He was the Senior Content Marketing Manager at LinkedIn and Senior Manager of Social Media Strategy at Marketo and Microsoft and is currently, the Marketing Director at CreativeX,
He is the best selling author of Welcome to the Funnel and runs RockNRollCocktail.com.
Jason is a global content marketing leader by day and a rock ‘n’ roll photographer by night.
Starting out as an artist development rep at Sony Music, he became friends with some of the world's biggest bands.
After his first disastrous photo shoot, he vowed to master the camera and is now a legit photographer!!
I first met Jason at an online You Are The Media lunch club where he is often called on to share his extensive content marketing knowledge with the crowd. However, it was Jason's interest in the subject of creativity that struck a chord with me.
In our fun and fascinating conversation, Jason and I discuss how a heavy metal kid became the senior content marketing manager at Linkedin. Plus, Intelligent risk, photography, music and of course creativity and improvisation.
Connect with Jason on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/jsnmiller/
Or on Instagram and Twitter @JasonMillerCA
April 4, 2022
Digital visibility specialists and founders of Yellow Tuxedo, Emily & Alan Braithwaite, a husband-and-wife team who run their successful business from home and around their 3 young kids.
They are on a mission to make growing a business online simple for as many people as possible. Emily and Alan are all about personal brand, and they are what they teach. This is a fabulous conversation that covers everything from creativity, work-life balance and deciding what you DON'T want.
Oh, and a world record involving loo roll holders!!
Find out more about Yellow Tuxedo and digital visibility here: https://www.yellowtuxedo.co.uk And register for The Digital Circus Live at https://hopin.com/events/the-digital-circus-live-2022/registration
March 21, 2022
‘What I've learned is that when you have a clear vision of what kind of company you want to be and the value it offers; the confidence to market it, defend it and sell it, follows.’
This is a quote from MY business coach and guest, Christophe Stourton, and I couldn’t agree more. Christophe, founder of DEADLINOLOGY®, is a big believer in small creative businesses and aims his coaching specifically at ‘micro-businesses (i.e., those with 10 people or less). He gives them 'commercial confidence', which he's very good at. I know because that’s what he has done for me.
Having worked in event creation and dabbled in the film industry, he has a creative background himself and says he became a business coach to ‘witness creative people build businesses they can bank on.’
No surprise then that our conversation covers creativity and how to value and use it in your business.
Connect with Christophe here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christophestourton/ or visit his website: https://www.deadlinology.com
March 14, 2022
Welcome to the 2nd half of my fabulous conversation with Joan Hodges, actor, and wife of the late and legendary Chas Hodges - the Chas half of Chas and Dave.
In this half, I find out what happened when 'Dave came along'. Also, we discuss her acting career and appearances in TV classics like Only Fools and Horses, It’s A Sin and Eastenders. Enjoy...
Watch the whole conversation on YouTube https://youtu.be/tsI5nF8TOAY
Follow Joan on Twitter https://twitter.com/joanhodges66
Check out her website www.joanhodges.com
You can find Joan's 17 February 2022 episode on BBC Iplayer.
March 7, 2022
My podcast guest this week is Joan Hodges, actor, and wife of the late and legendary Chas Hodges - the Chas half of Chas and Dave.
Joan’s acting career started aged 40 once her 3 children had all grown up. She’s appeared on stage and in TV classics like The Bill, London’s Burning and Only Fools and Horses, and more recently in It’s A Sin and Eastenders, proving that it’s never too late to follow your dream.
In this the first half of our fascinating conversation we discuss her time as one of the original 6 UK Playboy Bunny girls, an exciting and glamorous job, which in 1966 saw her working in America and mixing with the A-listers of the day, the Me-Too movement, and life with a rock and roll star.
You can catch up with Joan's appearance in the 17 February 2022, episode of Eastenders on BBC IPlayer.
February 21, 2022
My guest for this episode is Johanna Hooper, Director at Limitless Peak Performance. Johanna says she is on a mission to help “accidental leaders” become leadership legends!
A former Naval Officer, Johanna has had many experiences that tested her own leadership skills and has a story to prove it. Ever been on a sinking ship whilst in a leadership role?? Johanna has and it's why she can effectively coach others on how to manage themselves and the team around them under VERY challenging circumstances.
As a professional speaker, Johanna has used her 'sinking ship' story to share her insights into building resilience.
Check out her illuminating Ted X talk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj6MvVi7ZeM During our chat together we discuss the 'sinking ship', resilience, stress and the importance of humour.
Also, the 'accidental monster' and the 'ugly mirror'! Fascinating and inspiring.
Visit Johanna's website: https://www.limitlesspeakperformance.co.uk
February 7, 2022
Daniel J. Moore is Creative Director at Iron Dragon Design, a freelance creative studio based in Bournemouth, UK.
Daniel’s a graphic designer whose designs are eye-catching, often encapsulating the love and interest he has in all things ‘mythical’. It’s a passion he brings to both his work and play. He’s an avid live-action role player.
Part artist part psychologist Daniel uses the 12 Jungian Archetypes to help businesses define their brand story. It’s a concept I find fascinating. Alongside that, we discuss how his mental health has been an issue in the past and he shares with me the strategies he used to help him put his depression in context.
What archetype are you? Take the quiz here: http://www.irondragondesign.com/brand-archetypes/ Connect with Daniel on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/danieljmooredesignmercenary/
or via the website www.irondragondesign.com to find out more about him and his latest offer.
January 24, 2022
My podcast guest this week is content copywriter and magical storyteller, Stefano Capacchione.
Stefano runs Puck Creations where he helps businesses to define their brands with content that spurs the customer into action...
But he also spreads a little magic with words.
He’s an Englishman living in the Netherlands and has been called the "King of the wholesome blog".
He created Storytelling with Puck to share the magic that words can bring. With over 7000 subscribers’ stories are shared every week with contributors from all over the world.
And Storytelling with Puck 2022 is coming. This is an opportunity for you to share a story. Starting January 30th and running for 8 days you can join in with Storytelling with Puck.
Find out more by following Stefano on Linkedin. https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefanocapacchione/
Find out more about Puck Creations on their website. https://puckcreations.com
January 10, 2022
My first guest of 2022 is the wonderful Jill Nalder.
Jill is a singer and actress who has played Madame Thénardier in Les Miserables at the Palace Theatre and was in the original 1994 cast of Sam Mendes production of Oliver at the London Palladium. She is also a founder member of the WestEnders, a musical theatre group that tour the world performing songs from West End and Broadway musicals.
Early in 2021 you will have seen Jill in Russell T Davies award-winning TV series, It's A Sin. Spookily, playing her own mother!
Russell (a childhood friend) used Jill's experiences living in a flat with gay friends in 80's London as inspiration for the show.
Jill's activism, on behalf of those suffering from HIV and AIDS, plus the care, dedication and support she gave to her friends led to the creation of the hashtag, Be more Jill which trended online after each episode.
So have a listen to this sneak peek and watch our full fascinating conversation using the exclusive link below.
This is a fascinating conversation with an inspirational human being.
Jill and theWestEnders have produced a charity single, One Voice, in aid of the Sussex Beacon. You can buy it here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Voice/dp/B098CY4T2P
And If you'd like to find out more about The Sussex Beacon and the specialist care and support it provides for people living with HIV here - https://www.sussexbeacon.org.uk