September 20, 2021
And breathe... Tracey Howes is a functional breathwork instructor. That is, she teaches people how to breathe! See, you thought you knew how to do that but it turns out there is SO much more to it. More, even than I thought I knew, and breathing exercises are fundamental to what I do in my work. In our absolutely fascinating conversation, Tracey explains the life-enhancing benefits of breathwork, her love of freediving and how when she had just launched a social media training business she was compelled to follow her heart and start her breathwork business. She is an eternal water baby and serial entrepreneur. Enjoy!
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September 6, 2021
In this episode I talk to the founder of You Are The Media, author of The Content Revolution and all-around marketing legend, Mark Masters.
With You Are the media, Mark has built a valuable b2b networking and learning community. In lockdown the community transferred online and is now connecting with people from all over the world. Inviting exciting and inspirational speakers to join in the fun and share their wisdom.
Now as we emerge, ever the showman, Mark is pioneering a hybrid version of the event enabling both an in-person and on-screen audience to be educated and entertained!
In our conversation, Mark tells me why you should build your space before you need it, why it pays to give stuff away for free (except cupcakes!) and what made him do stand-up comedy.
August 9, 2021
Emily is Head of Client Services at Burlington Media Group, a market-leading niche b2b publishing, media and events company for the legal market. Sound intriguing? It is... Emily has used her classical music training and all that she learnt from travelling the world with Rockschool Ltd to help her clients in the legal world network, connect and innovate. In amongst all of this, we discuss improvisation, meditation, communication and vulnerability. Gigging and pigs testicles!! What more could you ask for... Enjoy.
July 26, 2021
Wow! What a conversation. I loved listening to musical director, conductor and Westender, Jae Alexander, talking about his amazing career. I don't think there's been a musical either in the West End on or on Broadway in the last 40 years that Jae has not worked on – Cat’s, Crazy For You, Follies, Beauty and the Beast, Oliver! SO much to talk about. From humble beginnings in Port Talbot to conducting The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert, he's work with many of the greats of musical theatre from Jerome Robbins to Leonard Bernstein. From Eartha Kitt to Carol Channing. As well as homegrown national treasures, Lulu and Bonnie Langford. We discuss all of the above, of course, but we also discuss his best friend and fellow Westender, Jill Nalder, the subject of the brilliant TV series, It’s A Sin. They became flatmates together in the ‘Pink Palace’ of the series and still share a house now, 40 years later! The series was written by their long-time friend and fellow Welshman, Russell T Davis. P.S. he also worked with my sister when she was a pink coiffed, Fantasy Banker, in Crazy For You! If you like musical theatre, you won’t want to miss this. If you like music, you’ll love this. If you’re neither – shame on you!
July 12, 2021
Rina Lang is a creative entrepreneurship coach. She helps people move from their corporate jobs into creative self-employment. A fascinating area of work dealing with our limiting beliefs around our own creativity and the expectations and pushback we get from those we love when we try to unleash it. Rina is a German now living in Mexico, her 8th country of residence! She is in the process of writing a children's book and has a bucket list of a 1000!!
June 28, 2021
In this episode I talk with THE Optimistic Cellist, Ollie Mansfield. Ollie is a performer, musician and teacher who, in lockdown, has organised and performed live stream concerts through a group he set up called Front Room Concerts, helping friends and colleagues to perform and earn online. Ollie has used the enforced isolation to learn new skills around audience building,, digital marketing and content writing and he's not going back ...well not totally! In our fascinating conversation we discuss creativity, networking, the inner critic and of course, orchestra's. Enjoy.... Oh, and BTW... hang out until the end to hear Ollie play, especially for us!
June 14, 2021
In this episode I am lucky enough to talk with Hollywood screenwriter and dramatist, Charles Edward Pogue. Charles screenplay's include The Fly and Dragonheart. He has also written several Sherlock Holmes film's including Hound of the Baskervilles. And as if that wasn't enough he also adapts and writes plays, is a lecturer, speaker and advocate for writers creative rights. He chats to me from his home in Kentucky about how it all started. About being an actor and then writer and his love of Tarzan and books. Enjoy!
May 30, 2021
Georgina Ash, of Grub Productions, creates video for small business's and is founder of Grub Productions. Surprisingly, she started life as a 'wannabe' scientist, studying anthropology and primatology. So how did she get from that to working with video? Well, that's a story - not so much a career ladder but more a jungle gym. Such an interesting journey. And as so much of our business is done online and in front of a camera now that there was sooo much else to talk about regarding video production. Here are just a few take aways: * Done is better than perfect. * Explore your phone's capability. * If you don't like being in front of the camera, get behind it. * Get used to creating. * Practice, practice, practice.
May 17, 2021
In this episode I'm talking to professor of philosophy, keynote speaker and author of 30, yes, 30 books, Tom Morris. In our conversation America's philosopher shares his secret to life, his philosophy of success and how the adventure he's on now is preparing him for the next. So many wise words. We talk about philosophy, obviously, but so much more including Harry Potter and the... no not the Philosophers Stone, but the philosophical wisdom within JK Rowlings books. Tom has read the whole series six times and written his own book, If Harry Potter Ran General Electric!
May 3, 2021
Geoff Cottrill has been described as the 'Master Marketer' as well as the 'Former head of marketing for the world!' All for good reason - Geoff has headed up marketing for Coca Cola, Converse and Starbucks. But his talents don't end there - he's worked with likes of Paul McCartney, James Taylor and Pharrell, is on the board of advisors for Giving Kitchen, has recently co-founded a magazine called Marvin and owns 300 pairs of sneakers. He's been a busy guy! Just have a listen. Interesting, inspiring and insightful.
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