Adam Cox talks to retail property management expert, Paul Clifford, from Flourish – who explains the current high street slump and the potential impact of the COVID lockdown on retailers. Paul shares some tips for retail entrepreneurs and predicts the upcoming trends that could make their mark on the British high street.
Adam Cox is joined by Ed Bassett from Camptoo, to discuss the rise of the campervan “staycation” in the face of COVID-19, and how owners of campervans and motorhomes are finding ways to monetise their assets which usually sit unused for most of the year. Ed explains how this model – similar to AirBnB – is giving people an income from their holiday vehicles, and providing people with a different kind of holiday without them having to buy their own motorhomes.
Adam Cox is joined by business strategist and growth mentor, Gavin Preston. Gavin recently published his book, Survive and Thrive, and shares pragmatic tips on how to thrive in the economic storm that is approaching using his unique “strategy compass” model.
Adam Cox is joined by entrepreneurs Alex Willcock and Felix Conran. They discuss the impact our living spaces have on our lives, the new reality of the home being on display through video calls, and the pressure this puts on the individual to have a more presentable living space. Adam delves into the changing relationship between the home space and the work space, and how the distinction between the two has started to blur during lockdown.
Adam Cox is joined by leadership and mindset coach, Adrian Hales, to discuss holistic approaches to boosting confidence and what it means to be superhuman. Adrian talks about the different types of confidence and the fine line between arrogance and authentic self-confidence. Adrian and Adam reveal the superheroes that most inspire them, and Adrian offers practical tips for anyone who needs an immediate confidence boost.
Adam Cox is joined by mindset mentor, Malina Bien, who discusses how to become more confident – as well as the relationship between confidence and self-esteem. Malina shares some tips to immediately boost your confidence, and explains why the difference between confidence and arrogance.
Adam is joined by hypnotherapist and trainer Sheila Granger who discusses how she responded to the tourism industry screeching to a halt by using hypnosis to enable people to travel to exotic locations while still in their own homes. Sheila uses hypnotherapy to take clients to beaches like the Seychelles or hidden gems throughout the world. Sheila shares where the idea came from and what the future has in store for imagination travel.
Adam Cox is joined by Florentina Ginoea, a spiritual life coach who helps men to identify their masculine archetype and to make changes in their professional and personal lives. Florentina shares her opinion that many men can feel unfulfilled in their lives, but are playing a role of the “provider” or “protector”, which often prevents them from being vulnerable or authentic. Florentina explains how she helps men to connect with their true identity.
Adam Cox is joined by Stuntman, Yoga Instructor, and founder of “The Downward Doug”: Doug Robson. Doug explains his journey to becoming a stunt man, and how Yoga gives his dangerous life balance. He talks about the mentality of taking risks, including life-threatening risks, and how it gives perspective to the other areas of his life. Doug also discusses the dichotomy of his pursuit of being a stuntman, which is considered highly masculine, and Yoga, which is thought of as a more feminine pursuit. He shares his life lessons and encourages everyone to take more risks in the pursuit of their dreams – whatever they may be.
The global economy has been blindsided by the Coronavirus pandemic, and unemployment is on the rise worldwide; even the most prolific and globally successful businesses are suffering.
So where does that leave small businesses and startups trying to navigate the economic downturn?
Vicky Sayers speaks to Anita Tiessen, CEO of Youth Business International, to find out about their Rapid Response and Recovery Programme established specifically to support micro, small and medium business owners in navigating the current COVID-19 economic fallout.