Adam talks to relationship psychologist Annabelle Knight about new research that shows that the days of smoking being sexy are long gone, and that in a study on a dating app the same person without cigarettes in the photos got many more matches. She highlights that it can be harmful in relationships and can also negatively affect sex lives. Although smoking is highly addictive it can be stopped and Annabelle discusses a new campaign run by Change Incorporated that is encouraging millennials to quit smoking for good.
Adam Cox talks to Malina Bien, an Intuitive Business Coach, of Malina B Coaching. Malina works with female executives to prompt them to listen to their inner voice, and to follow their intuition. In a modern society where we’re constantly on our mobile phones, digital distractions can drown out our ability to listen to ourselves – and with many women still finding themselves having to make a choice between fitting into masculine corporate cultures or following their own path, Malina gives her tips on how you can do what’s best for you.
Stage hypnotist and clinical hypnotherapist, Jason Simmons, joins Adam Cox to talk about the common myths and misconceptions surrounding hypnotism. They discuss how, for many, ideas about hypnosis are based on stage hypnotists such as Paul McKenna, and characters from Little Britain. But does hypnotism really work, or is something else at play here?
Adam talks to Philly Fiels, founder of Hope In Health: a specialist company that produces a frankincense tonic water called Frankly Irresistible. They explore why, for most people, frankincense is associated with the gift that the 3 wise men gave to Jesus in the nativity, and why we have heard so little else about this ancient plant. Philly explains that although frankincense can be used as a fragrance, the higher grades can be used to create a tonic water with incredible health properties. They discuss the science behind this plant and explore whether the placebo effect could be responsible for some of these – almost miraculous – health observations.
Adam talks to Mike Graham, founder of SME Skills Consultancy on what he considers is the most vital skill in smaller businesses: sales! They discuss why selling is often seen as a dirty word despite it's being such an important part of a businesses success and why skills like communication and influence are highly valued despite being very similar to selling. Mike talks about his early experiences selling soft toys door to door and the lessons that are applicable to all people in business about how to get good at the skills of selling.
Adam Cox is joined by TV presenter Julia Kendell – of 60 Minute Makeover and DIY SOS fame – and Andrew Weiss, Chairman of BHETA, the trade body for the home improvement industry. They talk about how the popularity of the home improvement shows of the 90s and early noughties saw a massive trend for people to improve their homes. The change in focus from DIY shows to today’s cooking and baking shows has seen a decline in the popularity of home improvement – so, how can we encourage millennials to get back into the art of DIY?
Adam is joined by award winning entrepreneur and TedX speaker Lorenzo Escobal about how he was able to create a business, Inception Auto Detailing, at the young age of 18. They discuss that at such a young age an emphasis on branding and strategy is essential to turn the weakness into a strength. Lorenzo talks about the risky and perilous periods of his business journey and why it’s crucial to not just have a plan but solve problems quickly and be positioned in an appealing way to attract the most desirable clients.
Adam is joined by US based private investigator Tammy Sorrento who is the founder of Fireball Approves. Tammy was nearly scammed out of thousands when looking for a holiday rental property. Her near miss lead her to go after the property scammers. Tammy explains that fraudsters go on rental sites and duplicate the advert and aim to take the money for a property that they don’t own. The victims are then lefts thousands out of pocket and may never see their money again. Tammy explains that UK based holiday makers are particularly at risk as they aren’t able to physically view the property. She also gives a few tips of the red flags that could expose a fraud and how to avoid them.
Adam talks to coach and burnout specialist Sam Dossa about the importance of being present and living in the moment. Sam highlights that for many people they are running on a hamster wheel of simply getting by and never take the time for self-reflection or consciously living. Sam describes the consequences of being a victim of emotional states rather than being able to respond to them in a positive way. He tells a story of a man that ruins his day just by being angry rather over spilt juice rather than having the agility to respond in a calm way. Sam talks about the importance of nature as a way to reconnect and pay attention to those inner voices.
Adam Cox is joined by former engineer and now life and leadership coach, Mario Giraldo, to talk about accessing higher levels of potential. Mario is based in Austria and works with executives and business leaders to enable them to access more from their potential. Mario’s background in engineering means he has an analytical and pragmatic approach to solving human problems and enabling people to get the very most from their resources. He shares his 5 tips to level up and explains why thinking of yourself as a high performance car is a useful metaphor to raise your game.