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This week is a really special edition of the Speaking Business podcast. This is special because it is not very often that you get a guru of this stature to be a guest. This is why we are going out today, on a Monday, when normally we wouldn’t because he has been available only this morning. My guest says of himself ‘I am a succeedor in a long line of succeedors, Julius Casear, Abraham Lincoln, Tim Henman and Phil Collins all undoubtedly used my methods. L. Vaughan Spencer or L. Vo as he is known to the hip, is a self-help guru and gangster motivator. No longer will you be a success-a-phobe. 2004 business speaker of the year for Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, L. Vo also came top in the northern hemisphere motivator of the year under 40 middle weight section. Although not long ago he had just 19p to his name. As he says, “somehow only when you are in the gutter, you can only see where the pavement ends.” He turned his life around, so can you. In his book ‘Don’t be needy, be succeedy’, the president of the Republic of Success, explains the alphabet diet, how to rethink your buzness card, how business can become buzness and how to embrace the new virility whether you are identifying as a man or a woman. Ladies and gentlemen, you will be astounded by the brains and wisdom of this incredible person, please enjoy this podcast.
L. Vaughan Spencer has recently returned to his native Britain after a lengthy sojourn in Canada where he has built a huge following and massive reputation as a personal growth guru.
L. Vaughan Spencer was named the 2004 Business Speaker of the Year for Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire and came 12th in the Northern Hemisphere Motivator of the Year (Under-40 Middleweight Section). He is Business Ambassador for the South East England Tree Fellowship, editor-at-large of Success & Succeediness and is the Kall-Kwik Visiting Professor of Succeedership at the University of the Isle of Wight. He is a member of the Board of Governors of Skybrook Primary School in Stevenage.
He is the chief executive of the L. Vaughan Spencer Foundation, a not-for-much-profit organisation dedicated to its betterment and of Succeeder Solutions who provide “bespoke solutions to tricky problems”. He is Chair of the Succeeder Institute, a think-tank on important things which is trying to advise the government. He is considered one of the world’s leading trendologists. Having looked at Generation X, then Generation Y, he is firmly focused on the prospects for Generation Z. What comes after that remains unclear.
He is a global force and helped organise the famous Motiv-8 Event in July 2005, held near Wembley, and at locations across the world and Hertfordshire. Leading lights in the personal growth industry attended and so did someone from the European Union. In 2006, he was appointed a Senior Fellow at the Advanced Seminar on Succeederology (ASS). It is now offering a new course, The Two-Minute MBA.
As one of the UK’s leading thinkers (he has been acknowledged as one of the top ten thousand influential people on management issues in the Home Counties), he does a lot of thinking, often about Leadership, and is in demand internationally as an inspiring speaker, renowned for his passion and dress sense. His insightful and skilful story-telling mean he can make the Big Picture seem even bigger. He sits on the European Cheese Council, and plays tennis. L. Vaughan Spencer was recently awarded the Gold Star Lifetime Achievement Award by the Personal Development Association of Newfoundland for his services to humanity and sales of his videos. He has been married and lives not from far from London Luton Airport.
L. Vaughan Spencer’s mantra is that if you don’t aim the arrow right, it will never land where you want it. And you must pull the bow back.
Recorded: 1st April 2019
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