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Podcast with Stéphane Garelli – Competitiveness after Covid 19

Stephane Garelli

My guest this week has done so much that it would take the entire podcast episode just to read his CV, so I’ve picked a few highlights.

He is Emeritus Professor of World Competitiveness, at IMD business school and the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

He is the Founder, of the World Competitiveness Center, and publisher of the Annual World Competitiveness Yearbooks ranking the competitiveness of nations.

Author of Two bestselling books published in several languages:

  • Top Class Competitors – How Nations, Firms, and Individuals Succeed in the New World of Competitiveness”
  • Are you a Tiger, a Cat or a Dinosaur?

He is the Former Managing Director of the World Economic Forum and the Davos Annual meetings.

My guest is Professor Stéphane Garelli.

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Stéphane Garelli – a world authority on competitiveness – has pioneered research and the theory in this field. Professor Emeritus at IMD (Institute of Management Development) Lausanne, where he has founded the World Competitiveness Center, he is also Professor Emeritus of World Competitiveness at the University of Lausanne.

Professor Garelli is closely connected to the world of business. He was, among others, Chairman of the Board of Directors and shareholder of “Le Temps”, the leading French language Swiss newspaper, Chairman of the Board of the Sandoz Financial and Banking Holding, and Member of the board of the Banque Edouard Constant.

Stéphane Garelli was the Managing Director of the World Economic Forum and of the Davos Annual meetings for many years.  He was also permanent senior adviser to the European management of Hewlett-Packard.

He is a member of a number of institutes, such as: China Enterprise Management Association, Board of the ‘Fondation Jean Monet pour l’Europe’, The Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, the Mexican Council for Competitiveness, etc. and an advisory committee member of the Thai Management Association.

He is also a member of the International Olympic Committee commission on Sustainability and Legacy.

Stéphane Garelli is the author of numerous publications on competitiveness and global business, He published his best-selling book “Top Class Competitors – How Nations, Firms and Individuals Succeed in the New World of Competitiveness” with Wiley. His latest book ” Are You a Tiger, a Cat or a Dinosaur?” is published in several languages.

Stéphane Garelli was a member of the Constitutional Assembly of his local state – Vaud, Switzerland from 1999 to 2002.

Stéphane is widely considered to be one of the top lecturers on economic and business matters. He has a unique ability to analyse and describe the world economic environment as it evolves, and to draw conclusions about what changes in the world economy actually mean for companies and individuals alike. He is reputed for his trademark graphics combining an attractive visual style with a simple illustration of ideas, and a limited use of numbers. His presentations are dynamic, fast moving, to the point, business like, forward and “so what” oriented.

Recorded on: 5th March 2020

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Podcast with Shelley Bridgman – Harnessing the power of diversity in thinking

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My guest this week is Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, award-winning comedian and author. She survived the hedonistic sixties with the inevitable round of clubbing, fashion and drugs; then she made the most of the seventies, travelling to over sixty countries whilst running a travel business. But it was the eighties that tested her to her limits. Battling depression, bankruptcy, addiction and suicide attempts, She found the strength to confront her need to change gender and achieve harmony with herself. Today she is on a mission to create transformational change for leaders by developing a Fearless Mindset.

My guest is Shelley Bridgman.

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There are speakers who have led a conventional life then there are those with a hinterland and Shelley Bridgman is certainly is among the latter. Shelley is a Transformational Change & Thought Diversity expert, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Trainer, & Author.

She has become a media commentator specialising in psychotherapy & psychology, with appearances on BBC Television, Sky and Channels 4 and 5 as well Radio 4’s “Woman’ Hour” “Midweek” and the “Jeremy Vine Show”. She has also featured in “Psychologies,” and “Therapy Today” magazines.

As a Speaker, Shelley’s topics are Developing a fearless mindset, Transformational Change, Diversity & Thought Leadership. Although speaking has taken over from performing comedy on the Stand-up comedy circuit where she performed five one-woman shows at the Edinburgh Festival and completed a seven-night run Off-Broadway in New York, she still MC’s nights in comedy clubs as it makes for being a better speaker.

Recorded on: 16th January 2020

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Podcast with Gray Scott – The Future is a Portal Inward

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My guest is a futurist, philosopher, and a leading expert in futurism and emerging technologies. He is a populariser, commentator, and influencer of all things futuristic. He is the host of the techno-philosophy YouTube series FUTURISTIC NOW and is listed in the top twenty must-watch futurism shows on YouTube. He has spoken at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre, Boston University, The London Business School, and 2016 International Judicial Symposium in Korea held by the Supreme Court of Korea.

 

Bio

Gray Scott is a futurist, techno-philosopher and one of the world’s leading experts in the field of emerging technology.

Gray has appeared on Discovery Channel Canada, History Channel, CBS This Morning, FOX News, Cheddar News, Yahoo News, as well as in several documentaries including The Future of Work and Death.

Gray’s future insights have been frequently quoted in Forbes, Vanity Fair, Yahoo News, VICE MOTHERBOARD, Fast Company, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, Business News Daily, Verizon News, New York Post, The Star, San Francisco Magazine and SingularityHub.

Gray has advised advertising agencies, think tanks and corporations in the area of foresight, including AT&T’s recent 25th anniversary YOU WIL campaign.

He has spoken at conferences around the world, including NASA Johnson Space Center, Boston University, London Business School and the International Judicial Symposium of the Supreme Court of Korea.

Recorded on: 24th January 2020

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Podcast with Sir Chris Hoy MBE – Be The Best You Can Be

Podcast with Sir Chris Hoy MBE - Be The Best You Can Be

Sir Chris Hoy MBE, multiple world and Olympic champion track cyclist, is one of Great Britain’s most successful Olympic athletes, with six gold medals and one silver.

Chris retired from competitive cycling in 2013 and his achievements throughout his career make him Scotland’s most successful Olympian, the first Briton since 1908 to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games, and one of the most successful Olympic male cyclists of all time.

In June 2016 Chris added to his record list of achievements when he finished the world’s most demanding motorsport endurance race, the Le Mans 24 Hours, on his debut.

Following his retirement Chris successfully launched a range of kid’s bikes, HOY bikes, as well as publishing a series of children’s books – Flying Fergus.

Chris is now a main stay amongst sporting commentary and punditry in the UK having been an integral part of the BBC’s team covering the 2016 Rio Olympics, the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the 2018 European Championships and the Tour de France.


Bio:

Sir Chris Hoy MBE is one of Great Britain’s most successful Olympic athletes of all time, with six gold medals and one silver.

Chris won his first Olympic gold medal in Athens 2004 in the Kilo – an event that was dropped from the programme for Beijing 2008. Chris took this in his stride and switched his focus to three other track sprint events – the Keirin, Sprint and Team Sprint. He went on to win a gold medal in all three at the Beijing Olympics, cementing his name in the history books.

Following his historic hat-trick of gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, Chris was voted 2008 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. He was also awarded a Knighthood in the 2009 New Year Honours list, capping an extraordinary year for the track cyclist from Edinburgh.

In 2012 at his home Olympic Games in London, Chris won his fifth and sixth gold medals – in the Keirin and Team Sprint – becoming Great Britain’s most successful Olympic athlete of all time with six gold medals and one silver.

Chris retired from competitive cycling in 2013 and his achievements throughout his career make him Scotland’s most successful Olympian, the first Briton since 1908 to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games, and one of the most successful Olympic cyclists of all time.

Following his retirement, Chris remains passionate about bikes and has successfully made the transition into the business world following the launch of his HOY bike range. He has also published a series of best-selling Flying Fergus children’s books.

In June 2016, Chris added to his record list of achievements when he finished the world’s most demanding motorsport endurance race, the Le Mans 24 Hours, on his debut.

Chris Hoy is an accomplished public speaker and is at home speaking at small intimate gatherings as well as the largest international conferences.  Chris’ experiences and achievements make him an incredibly interesting speaker, and the challenges presented to him and subsequently overcome during his stellar career have fascinating parallels in many other walks of life.

Recorded on: 22nd January 2020

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Podcast with Claire Young – The Learning Cliff of speaking in schools

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My guest was made famous by her role as the highly driven runner up of series four of ‘The Apprentice’ where was dubbed a ‘Rottweiler’ by Lord Sugar for her tenacious approach in the boardroom and drive not to quit. She beat 40,000 candidates to reach the final and this experience inspired her to set up her business ‘School Speakers’. It is the UK’s No 1 speaking agency working alongside schools, colleges and universities across the world to provide talks to students and staff. She also works within the media as a journalist & radio presenter in addition to advising the government on a range of projects supporting young people and women.

She studied Equine Science at the University of Bristol and remains a keen rider with her Irish Sports horse.  She has won several business awards and combines her busy career with being a mum to her young daughter Eva. In January 2018 she become a Leadership Fellow of St George’s House, Windsor Castle.  I’m delighted to welcome entrepreneur and Apprentice finalist, Claire Young.

Bio:

Claire Young was made famous by her role as the highly driven runner-up of series four of ‘The Apprentice’ where was dubbed a ‘Rottweiler’ by Lord Sugar for her tenacious approach in the boardroom and drive not to quit. She beat 40,000 candidates to reach the final and this experience inspired Claire to set up ‘School Speakers an award-winning business. It is the UK’s No 1 speaking agency working alongside schools, colleges and universities across the world to provide talks to students and staff. She also works within the media as a journalist & radio presenter in addition to advising the government on a range of projects supporting young people and women.

Claire started out her business career in roles at Colgate Palmolive (sales and finance), L’Oréal UK (brand and marketing) and AS Watson (retail buying for Superdrug). She shares her experiences, and insights, from, climbing the corporate ladder to then starting her own business.

Claire Young supports the National Apprenticeship Service by heading up their Young Ambassador Network and works in partnership with the Peter Jones Foundation supporting Tenner Tycoon and Global Entrepreneurship Week.  Claire is a proud government adviser working on many successful initiatives, including enterprise education, SME growth, employability skills and the women in business agenda.

Claire works within the media as a journalist and radio presenter and is currently writing for a number of publications, regularly commentating on radio and making guest contributions to a number of TV shows.

Now a successful businesswoman Claire Young hopes that her story will motivate others – with hard work, drive and determination anything is possible.

Recorded on: 20th November 2019

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Podcast with Penny Mallory – Psychologically-Powered Performance

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I’ve delved back into the archives this week to bring you a very special lady. She is in fact the first and only woman to drive a world rally car.  She’s got an amazing mindset and in today’s competitive world when only the best will do, she has perfected the art of Psychologically-Powered performance to bring out the very best in us.  I’m bringing you again the wonderful Penny Mallory.

Penny tells us how from an early age she wanted to become a rally driver, how this led her into presenting and why speaking is such a passion. She talks about her love for boxing and how techniques used by Muhammad Ali inspired her to get into the boxing ring at the age of 42. Penny also admits to how many points she has on her driving license!!

Bio:

Motorsport and TV fans know Penny Mallory as the first and only woman to drive a World Rally Car. Penny knows how to compete and beat the odds, but she also knows top performance requires even more than sacrifice and maximum commitment. It also takes heart, insight and the courage to keep going and the refusal to quit. She gets it, because she’s lived it.

In today’s ever more competitive environment where only the best will do, Penny Mallory has perfected the art of Psychologically-Powered Performance to bring out the very best in us.

No secret sauce or overused buzzwords, for championship teams to top organisations, from individuals and workshops to audiences throughout the UK, her engagingly authentic but wildly entertaining vision of optimised performance and positive change sets her apart.

Penny’s expert understanding of how our thinking affects our behaviour is brought together in her Keynote ‘World Class Thinking World Class Behaviour’. Penny makes it real, accessible, and inspires life-changing and sustainable results.

These aren’t hollow marketing words, her life attests to their human truth. As a child she saw alcoholism and mental illness destroy her family. Fleeing home at 14, homeless and fending for herself on the London streets, her life couldn’t have been more dangerous or bleak, yet an inner strength and self-belief enabled her to take control of her future. She made impossible possible and has since dedicated her life to helping others do the same.

It is these experiences that have made her keynotes acclaimed international favourites for many of the world’s most powerful and storied brands, including Coca-Cola, Grand Vision, Waitrose, Tesco, Telefonica, Klesch, Sony, Volkswagen, HPI, Jaguar, Proctor & Gamble, Airbus and many more.

Her life is a continuing series of doing what conventional thinking says she simply can’t – from competing in three marathons on three consecutive days to hell runs and triathlons; finding the courage to enter the boxing ring twice, and the physical resolve to conquer two of the world’s highest mountain. Little wonder that her interactive keynotes inspire taking action, and to believe you can because you can. With Penny in your corner, you can and will.

The author of World Class Thinking, World Class Behaviour and Take Control of Your Life, Penny is a descendent of George Mallory, widely believed to be the first man to conquer Mt. Everest. If you’re ready to change, determined to move forward, committed to unleashing your best and realising all that you dream, Penny Mallory will partner in your success with coaching, keynotes and workshops igniting psychologically powered performance.

Recorded: 12th January 2018

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Podcast with Rob Lilwall – What is your bear?

Podcast with Rob Lilwall - What is your bear?

My guest this week describes himself as a very ordinary person – in fact, even more ordinary than everyone else.

For his first job, he was a geography high-school teacher, but he was so low in confidence, his kids misbehaved very badly.

He then chose to try and learn how to live a better life. He left the classroom, flew to Siberia with his bicycle, and spent three years cycling home to London, via Papua New Guinea, Australia and Afghanistan. After that, he went on other adventures, including cycling across America on a tandem with his wife and walking the length of China.

National Geographic has made two television series about his journeys, and he’s the author of two books. He now lives in Hong Kong – he speaks all over the world, but especially at events in the Asia Pacific Region.

Through his experiences, he has discovered a new outlook on life – but he says he is still very ordinary.


Bio

Rob Lilwall is an adventurer, author, and keynote speaker with expeditions by bicycle and on foot across 80,000km of the world, including through Siberia in winter, Afghanistan, Tibet, Papua New Guinea and Mongolia.

Rob Lilwall’s speeches tell the tale of how, as a very ordinary person, he learnt to camp at minus forty degrees in Siberia, to cross swollen rivers in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, and to survive the lonely passes of Afghanistan whilst riding the world’s slowest getaway vehicle. Using stunning photographs and videos, Rob relates such ordeals in the extreme corners of the world to the ever-growing challenges of the 21st century workplace.  He brings to life the mindsets that are needed to succeed in today’s uncertain, high-pressure and high-opportunity business environment, with powerful takeaways to empower the audience to thrive amid change, embrace challenges, and achieve great goals. Rob has given speeches in over 50 cities around the world, to organisations including Microsoft, Symantec, Gemalto, IBM, CBRE, Nike, Adidas, P&G, Mars-Wrigley, Hyatt and Marriott.

Rob’s story has also been told in a critically acclaimed book published by Hodder and Stoughton (UK) and two television series’ by National Geographic.

Recorded: 21st November 2019

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Podcast with John Peters – Adversity to Advantage

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My guest this week came to the world’s attention in January 1991, when he was captured by the Iraqis and his bruised and battered face became a potent symbol of Saddam Hussein’s ruthless aggression. His war was not at all as he expected – it became a seven-week ordeal of torture and interrogation testing him to the absolute limit and bringing him close to death.

During his RAF career he flew Tornado GR1 on various squadrons and then, within the MoD, led programmes on leadership, safety and human error in aviation.

He has written two best-selling books and a documentary; ‘Tornado Down’, which was Independent Documentary of the Year and a BAFTA Award Nominee.

He retired from the RAF as a Squadron Leader and now focuses on helping senior teams and Boards by providing business critical development, consulting and coaching – through a leadership lens.

Bio

Fighter pilot, businessman and business adviser.  John Peters is a speaker with an international reputation and is seamlessly able to relate the high-performance fighter pilot mindset to organisational excellence to improve your business.  As a business consultant, he has worked internationally and brings a global perspective at the sharp edge of performance; both from when things go badly, (Black Box), to when it is required to push performance to the max to (Blue Skies).

To operate in a global economy, business leaders need grit: resilience and adaptability.  John covers the dark and the light of performing under pressure when the stakes are high.  In air combat, maximum performance is right on the edge of failure.

John Peters came to the world’s attention in January 1991, when his bruised and battered face flashed onto television screens around the world.  It was his disfigured image that became a potent symbol of Saddam Hussein’s ruthless aggression.  His dramatic and sometimes harrowing experiences reach deep into our innermost minds, showing us how we can overcome even our worst fears and nightmares.  His war was not all as he expected – it became a seven-week ordeal of torture and interrogation testing John Peters to the absolute limit and bringing him close to death.

John is an experienced speaker of international repute to corporates, public sector and charities.  He has spoken in front of Her Majesty, The Queen and Prince Philip, followed Mr Nelson Mandela on stage in South Africa and Heads of State.  He has written two best-selling books and the documentary, ‘Tornado Down’ was Independent Documentary of the Year and a BAFTA Award Nominee.  He has extensive international TV, radio, PR and media experience.

 “At the extreme you discover your own humanity. There is a tranquillity and honesty in this reflection.  Calmly you accept where you are, accept your weaknesses, and it is in that moment you truly understand yourself.  Then you begin to win.  No should have, could haves…you start to learn and adapt to whatever challenge.  You will always make mistakes, you are human, but you realise that your power rests in the speed at which you learn…”

He helps leaders build the resilience they need to perform under pressure in a global world: how to deal with unexpected surprise in a tsunami of change.  How do you develop the Survivor Personality where you not only survive but thrive?  Are you evolving to deal with these uncertainties, or are you just repeating your old success formula?  Far from a doom and gloom merchant, his innate humour and timing are infectious, with an approach that is personal, emotive and challenging. John will challenge you to reflect upon how you lead, how to deal with uncertainty and chaos, turning the F-word into opportunity and renewal.  Using his Gulf War, POW experience, international media exposure, award-winning Human Factors development programme in high-performance aviation and 18 years consultancy business, John will explore the mind-set on how to deal with uncertainty and how to “Lead on the Edge”.

In a reflective, provocative and inclusive speech, John explores how he overcame his Prisoner of War ordeal and faced death.   Far from a story of doom and gloom, he uses humour and candour, which is both personal, emotive and challenging.   Using his experiences, he provides a personal view on resilience, and how to turn impossible…to possible.   A business adviser since 2000, he relates his experiences to challenge audiences to reflect on how they change out-dated success habits that are no longer relevant in a changing world.

Recorded: 18th December 2019

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Podcast with David J Harkin – Harnessing the Power of Ideas

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My guest this dedicates his life to connecting people with their own ideas. He does this via his award-winning ideas company 7billionideas, which he founded in 2012 and which operates in both the education and the corporate sector.  He made the leap from the corporate world to become an entrepreneur after spending the best part of a decade working for the technology giant IBM.  He truly believes that every single person on this planet has an amazing imagination and can change the world.  My guest is entrepreneur, author and speaker, David Harkin.

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David J Harkin inspires organisations in adopting a mindset of relentless innovation and intrapreneurship through a people centric bottoms-up approach for radical in-house innovation and growth.

David has had the privilege of speaking globally to audiences for the last 5 years. He is an entrepreneur, proud Tedx speaker and author who dedicates his life to connecting people with their own ideas. He does this through his talks and via his ideas company 7billionideas, which was founded in 2012 and operates in both the education and the corporate sector. 7billionideas has become an award-winning company in both industries and David was a finalist at the UK Business Awards 2018 in the category of ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’.

David J Harkin made the leap from the corporate world to become an entrepreneur after spending the best part of a decade working for the technology giant IBM. At the age of 24, he was responsible for a multi-million dollar business. At 26, he decided to leave and live and breathe his passion of connecting people with their own ideas. David truly believes that every single person on this planet is an idea generator and endeavours to do all he can to help these ideas be heard. The education arm has worked with over 75,000 students and their corporate arm works with organisations all over of the world.

In his spare time, he works for the charity ‘Action for Children’ as an independent visitor, supporting children and young people with their parents or families. David enjoys running having completed the London Marathon and often races in half-marathons. He is also an active member of a premier league cricket club where he is club captain, junior coach and committee member. He is also a playing member for the MCC and still hopes one day to play for England.

Recorded: 12th December 2019

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Podcast with Caspar Craven – Team Dynamics in a Changing World

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This week I’ve gone back to the archives again because there are some jewels in there.  Here is one of the early episodes, my guest was Caspar Craven, who is an entrepreneur and adventurer. Caspar has had oodles of experience, building teams and organisations, creating high growth strategies for business.  He’s also an award-winning yachter.

He combined his business skills (leadership and teambuilding) and yachting skills when he took his family on his toughest challenge by far making them into a team to sail around the world, he, his wife and three children, then aged 9, 7, and 2. There were so many amazing lessons for business, for teams, for families, for relationships, about leadership, growth, work/life balance and working out what your true colours are.

Caspar tells us about his first business at the age of 14 selling crabs by the sea, his amazing adventure sailing around the world with his family. What he discovered about home schooling his children and sharing the lessons he learnt on his adventure that apply to the business world. All this and more…

NB – no books were thrown into the sea so please don’t write in to complain

Bio

From entrepreneur, to corporate team management, to yachtsman, Caspar Craven has over 30 years’ experience in building teams to make things happen. After University, he spent 8 years in the corporate world – first as a Chartered Accountant and then as an Investment Banker at KPMG.

In 2000, Caspar left the corporate world for a brand new team and he signed up for the BT Global Challenge (called the World’s Toughest Yacht Race). He joined “Yacht Quadstone” as the youngest crew member onboard.  After winning trophies around the world and building a team as Watch Captain, he returned to KPMG to run a Technology and Telecoms team. In 2001 he returned to entrepreneurial life as an e-commerce entrepreneur.

His toughest team challenge by far was in 2009 when he built his family team to sail around the world: with his wife and three children aged 9, 7 and 2.

Throughout his career as both family man and entrepreneur, he’s built multiple successful businesses from scratch and sold one for a 7 figure sum…whilst sailing the Pacific Ocean.

In his Keynotes and Workshops Caspar takes the audience through the key steps he’s developed to create and build winning, high-performance teams in business, sport and family environments. He weaves in stories from his experiences leading a team on the world’s toughest yacht race, building a successful business, and building teams within global corporates.

Caspar Craven delivers a truly memorable message with energy, with humility and humour so that you come away inspired with fresh ideas and energy to have the biggest impact on those that you work and spend time with.  Each session is tailored to meet the exact needs of your organisation.

Recorded: 25th January 2018

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Chris Goodall – Towards a Zero Carbon Future

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My guest this week is unusual; he is a businessperson working in energy transition who also writes books for general audiences. His next book will be published in January 2020 and will provide a short guide to each sector of the economy and what needs to be done to completely decarbonise.

He was, until recently, chair of a rapidly growing electric vehicle charging company which was then sold to the French energy multinational Engie. He has a variety of angel investments in electricity generation and energy efficiency.

He speaks frequently to business and general audiences across Europe on all things relating to climate change and energy transition. And he practices what he preaches, he takes the train.

My guest is Chris Goodall.

Bio

Chris Goodall is the author of several successful books and writer for Guardian Environment Network and other energy websites, such as Abundance and The Ecologist. His latest book, The Switch, covers the unstoppable rise of solar power.

Additionally, he runs Carbon Commentary and its weekly newsletter, covering topics across the energy technology and finance around the world and Solar Forecast, giving a uniquely accurate forecast of UK solar power output over the next five days.

Chris Goodall’s expertise lies in the global approaches to low carbon energy generation, low carbon heat, electric cars and battery storage as well as carbon capture and geoengineering.

Chris is a strong believer in research and supports that the world can now become a world of low fossil fuel use but reasonable prosperity for all. He is an optimist about the energy future.

Recorded: 31st October 2019

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Mark McCulloch – Marketing like it’s 2020

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My guest this week is one of the leading Food, Drink and Hospitality brand and marketing minds in business. He has over 20 years Brand, Marketing, Digital and Social Media experience holding senior positions at lastminute.com, Barclaycard, YO! Sushi and Pret A Manger.

He co-founded Brand and Marketing agency, WE ARE Spectacular in 2012 and now runs Premium Brand and Marketing Strategy consultancy Supersonic Inc. based in London and Brighton where he helps C-Suite level Marketers and Executives amplify their business across multiple sectors.

In 2018, Mark began podcasting and his Mark McC Supersonic Food Marketing Podcast has reached number 20 in the iTunes business charts and is a regular top 100 podcast.

My guest this week is Mark McCulloch.

Bio

Mark McCulloch is a Senior Brand, Marketing, Digital and Social Media Executive with a career spanning 20 years working for and with brands such as Pret a Manger, lastminute.com, Barclaycard, Costa Coffee, Accor Hotels, The Independent, Viz, NME, Loaded Magazine, YO! Sushi and Peter Gabriel’s trailblazing music streaming site WE7 (now Blinkbox music).

Mark is an industry expert and as such is known as ‘THE FOOD AND DRINK MARKETER’. He focuses his time mainly in the hospitality industry that he loves so much working with them to think differently creating stand out brands, engaging their employees in innovative ways and how to leapfrog the competition when it comes to using more cutting edge forms of brand, marketing, digital and social.

In 2018, Mark created The Spectacular Marketing Podcast which is now a regular Top 100 iTunes Business Charts Podcast (https://we-are-spectacular.lnk.to/h2iT5TW).

In 2018, Mark also created a Brighton based Strategy, Speaking, Workshopping and Broadcasting consultancy @FoodDrinkMark and was a Founding Partner of London based Food & Drink Creative Agency WE ARE Spectacular.  In 2019, Mark launched his new Premium Brand and Marketing Consultancy – SUPERSONIC INC.

Recorded: 29th October 2019

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