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Boris Brott – Making Beautiful Music

Podcast with Penny Mallory

Our guest this week is an internationally renowned Symphony and Opera Conductor. He has held posts as Principal Conductor of the BBC Welsh National Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, and the Royal Ballet Covent Garden in the UK. He has also held Music Director positions developing no less than seven orchestras in his native Canada and…

Justin Hughes – The Business of Excellence

Podcast with Kevin Gaskell 1

My guest this week works as an adviser to senior leadership teams on strategy, risk and performance.  As a former Red Arrows pilot, management consultant and senior manager in a global corporate, he is not a speaker who pontificates from the side lines, but has spent significant time on the pitch, in some of the…

Leon Lloyd – The Sweet and Sour of High Performance

Podcast with Penny Mallory

My guest is a former England international rugby player, who has played at the highest level and against elite players such as Jonah Lomu, (and survived!). He won 11 trophies whilst playing with the English and European Champions, Leicester Tigers. Since retiring from playing the sport, he has gained a first-class honours degree in Leadership…

Dr. Christian Busch – Harnessing Serendipity to Navigate Uncertainty

Podcast with Kevin Gaskell 1

My guest this week is a world-leading expert on innovation, purpose-driven leadership, and cultivating serendipity. He teaches at New York University, where he directs the CGA Global Economy Program, as well as at the London School of Economics.  Previously, he co-directed the LSE’s Innovation and Co-Creation Lab. He is co-founder of Sandbox Network, a global…

Paul Boross – The Serious Business of Comedy at Work

Podcast with Kevin Gaskell

My guest this week is a business Psychologist and Humourologist who packs a punchline. In the world of elite speakers, how many people have a background as a performer, comedian, TV psychologist, pop star and business guru? Not many! Having had considerable success in all those areas, my guest is now the host of the…

Jeremy Schwartz – Everyone’s a Leader Now

Podcast with Kevin Gaskell 5

My guest this week is a multinational CEO having led The Body Shop, Pandora and Conival PLC.  He is also the former Managing Director for L’Oréal UK and Marketing Director for Coca-Cola and Sainsbury’s supermarkets.  With experience covering diverse cultures, channels and products he has a unique perspective and insight on leadership. He gives business…

Mark Schaefer – Unstoppable Momentum

Podcast with Kevin Gaskell 1

My guest is a globally recognised author, speaker, podcaster, and business consultant. He is a prolific writer and speaker whose work sits at the intersection of marketing, technology, and humanity. He has advanced degrees in marketing and organisational development… holds seven patents… and is a faculty member of the graduate studies program at Rutgers University….

Nayla Al Khaja – Becoming the 1st Female Film Director in the UAE

Podcast with Kevin Gaskell 5

  My guest is the first female film Director/Producer in the United Arab Emirates. She has written and directed both for film and television. As a working professional, her accolades include being ranked among the Top 50 most powerful personalities in Arab Cinema, and 100 most powerful Arabs under 40 by Arabian Business Magazine. She’s…

Bill Caskey & Bryan Neale – Counter-intuitive Selling


My guests today co-host a podcast called The Advanced Selling Podcast. They started this podcast 14 years ago and have over 800 episodes up — and boast a LinkedIn following of 12,000 group members. They each have their own sales coaching practice and team up every week to deliver tips strategies and attitudes for today’s professional…

Brunello Rosa – Making Sense of This World

Podcast with Kevin Gaskell 2

My guest is a leading macroeconomist and recognised as a top-100 financial-services influencer. He is a member of several international think tanks, with a wealth of policy experience working in the private sector and academia and advising market participants, fortune 100 corporations, policy makers and institutions. He worked at the Bank of England, in the…

Marie Oakes – Setting Boundaries to Prevent Burnout

Podcast with Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez 4

My guest today is a fashion industry and retail expert having designed for Alexander McQueen, Mulberry, M&S and Topshop. Her high flying, high pressure career, of global travel, enormous responsibility, crazy deadlines, mixing with high profile people, appeared glamorous and successful on the outside. However, underneath she was crumbling. She maxed out and she burnt out….