Alana Parsons is Chief Operating Officer and travel money expert at Caxton FX, where she’s worked for the last 15 years. A self-confessed finance obsessive, she’s been known to belt out pop songs in the middle of marathon days and nights at the office and believes in bringing a lightness of touch to the organisation! She’s widely travelled, loves the USA in particular and as you’ll hear has been the instigator of one or two company traditions.
Adam talks to Hannah Hawkshaw, a blogger, international speaker and founder of Social Media company Branding Marketing Results. Hannah discusses her journey from being confined to home as a result of a health condition and then using that time to become competent in blogging and social media to the point that she was being asked to do work for clients while still a teenager. They discuss the psychological principles that stop people from fully utilising digital marketing platforms and also the principles that make them so effective. Hannah shares a few tips to amplify social media for businesses large and small and talks about how this will be even more important in the future.
Diana Theodores is director of Theatre 4 Business, using her extensive background in the theatre to bring performance and creativity to corporations. She serves on the faculties of the Cranfield School of Management, The Banff Centre and Mobius Executive leadership. She has a PhD from Trinity College in Dublin and still loves all things performance – listen as she describes delivering coaching to a bunch of butchers! She’s passionate on the subject of women in leadership, working hard with women who have CEO potential. She’s also the author of ‘Performing As You’, drawing on her background in theatre to bring confidence and authenticity to the workplace.
Julian Daizan Skinner is a British Rinzai Zen Buddhist Rōshi master - the first British man to achieve that level. He discovered mindfulness and yoga after an earlier career in engineering, and now teaches and writes prolifically on the subject. He’s the founder of Zenways, which promotes and encourages activities and practices that enhance human wellbeing, balance and awakening in the modern world. Julian also explains how his years in the study of zen have given him an insight into how it can be applied to best effect in the workplace.
Adam talks to international speaker Ben Ivey about the nature of humans to seek gratification and comfort but rarely fulfilment. They discuss that fulfilment is and how to achieve it as well as the major obstacles that get in the way.
Adam Cox talks to comedian James Mullinger, who left the UK for a new life in Canada. While James had moderate success in the London comedy scene, his career exploded when he made the move to Canada. James discusses why Canada isn’t the land of snow and ice that most people assume it is and that, due to its size, it’s actually much more varied than most Brits would know. He reveals how his unique perspective on Canada as an outsider helped his comedy career, and explains why Canada makes such a great place for a holiday.
Adam Cox talks to Nadia Dubiel, a professional speaker and coach with a unique story about the importance of staying true to individuality. Growing up in a forest surrounded by nature, her idyllic childhood inspired a different outlook that didn’t fit in well with her peers when she started school - where the mentality was to conform at all costs. Nadia’s attempts to be accepted led to years of unhappiness and stress, and only when she embraced her true self did her physical and mental health improve. Nadia says the pressure for everyone to be the same is turning us into zombies, blindly following the status quo. She shares some tips on how to escape the zombie apocalypse.
This is MoneyBall, the podcast about what happens off the pitch –with Georgie Frost and Lee Boyce. On today's episode, the duo are talking football transfers with sports lawyer and author of Done Deal, Daniel Geey. We ask some of the key questions: Who holds the balance of power? Are agents really just greedy money grabbers? How much work goes on behind the scenes that we don’t see? How do you value players? And why can't Zinedine Zidane just get rid of Gareth Bale? Aaron Wan-Bissaka for example has joined Manchester United for £50million. Has that huge sum now just become a normal fee for good players, not exceptional ones – and where does it end? We also talk about how social media is shaping the modern day footballer – and what Brexit could actually mean for the Premier League in England.
Adam Cox talks to relationship coach, Nancy Guo, about toxic relationships and how to resolve them. Nancy was a businesswoman who created – and then closed – her first business, when she realised it wasn’t creating personal fulfilment for her. Instead, she launched her own coaching business, and she now helps others find happiness, which she says starts first with the relationship we have with ourselves. Nancy offers some tips about how to spot the signs of a toxic relationship and what to do to have a better one.
We’re in the midst of a food revolution, becoming more aware every day of the impact our food choices have not only on our own health, but on the health of the planet.
Joining Vicky Sayers in this episode of the Share Interview is co-founder of Green and Blacks chocolate and Whole Earth Foods, Craig Sams.
With a lifetime’s worth of experience in the organic and whole foods market, Craig shares his thoughts on the future of organic produce, and his brushes with The Beatles along the way. He also reveals his latest product, Gusto Organic: one of the first natural energy drinks to hit the world market; and made using only premium, organic, Fairtrade ingredients.