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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…

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

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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…

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…

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…

Podcast with Rob Lilwall – What is your bear?

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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…

Podcast with John Peters – Adversity to Advantage


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…

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…

Podcast with Caspar Craven – Team Dynamics in a Changing World


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….

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,…

Mark McCulloch – Marketing like it’s 2020


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, Barclaycard, YO! Sushi and Pret A Manger. He co-founded Brand and Marketing agency, WE ARE Spectacular in 2012 and…

Psychologist Adrian Furnham takes us to the dark side

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My guest this week was Professor of Psychology at University College London for 26 years. He is now Principal Psychologist at Stamford Associates, an asset management company. He has lectured widely abroad and held scholarships and visiting professorships around the world. Currently he is Adjunct Professor of Management at the Norwegian School of Management. He…

Podcast with Robert Mazur – The Infiltrator


This week’s guest has earned global acclaim as one of the world’s leading experts on the financial escapades of the underworld.  There is no one with more first-hand knowledge about how international banks and businesses cater to those who own the nearly 2 trillion dollars in criminal proceeds laundered annually. For years, in the eyes…