It’s not often we hear of an entrepreneur under the age of ten, but Ioannis Antypas claims to have been making money and spotting an opportunity since the tender age of nine years old, when he decided to start selling bottled water to school friends – as well as their parents! He’s got vast experience in the hospitality industry, and says his latest brainwave was triggered by being served a cold steak in a restaurant. He explains his newest venture, Hela Job, in this episode of Track Record.
Adam Cox talks to success coach Matt McAllen about the nature of addiction. Matt explains how he hid a cocaine addiction from his family for 17 years, and how he broke his own addictive patterns and went on to help others with similar issues. They discuss how some addictions can be helpful as well as harmful, and Matt shares his advice on how to break addictive habits.
Adam Cox is joined by Brenda Cameron, a 70 year old speaker and life coach who fought back from a chronic illness that had left her bedbound. Brenda explains how she went from being unable to leave her house to doing a “wing walk” for her 70th birthday, and becoming a high-profile public speaker inspiring audiences across the UK. They discuss how age can define thoughts, beliefs and actions to the extent that it limits some and empowers others. Brenda offers some tips to help people act their age in the most inspiring way.
Adam Cox talks to transformational life coach, Ian Blunt, about how the way in which we define success to ourselves can either make us feel miserable, or empowered. He talks about how very few of us actually know what we want, which in turn can lead to frustration or procrastination. Ian offers a few tips to help you clarify what success really means to you, and how you can achieve those goals.
Dave Coplin recently left Microsoft after ten years as CEO (Chief Envisioning Officer!) and now runs The Envisioners, his own company dedicated to helping companies manage future technology. He’s an in-demand speaker and writer. His first proper job was in an Apple store, and he urges us to be less cautious and fearful about technology, especially where our children are concerned. He says he still takes inspiration from a former boss and mentor, whose management style was to ‘sit quietly at the back and let things unfold with his encouragement.’ Listen as he urges us to get out of the 9-5 commuter, “bums in seats” mentality many corporations still have, and instead to use technology – such as laptops – as they were supposed to be used: to encourage a new way of working, rather than sticking to an outdated model of what work should be.
Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. In this week's episode: We're joined by Jennifer Petriglieri, author of Couples That Work, to discuss her research on how dual-career couples can successfully navigate the tough transitions in life and ultimately thrive together.
Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Jennifer Petriglieri
Adam Cox talks to animal educator and founder of Creature Courage, Britain Kitten. Britain discusses why so many people fear animals, as well as which animals are most likely to cause a negative reaction in people. She shares how fears, and even phobias, can be eliminated – and how her collection of tarantulas is helping cure arachnophobes across the UK.
Steven Van Bellegham is a thought leader, marketer, and keynote speaker. Steven is also an entrepreneur who likes to invest in start-ups, and works in consultancy with organisations of all sizes. He is co-founder of consultancy firm Nexxworks and of content creation company Snackbytes, and he’s a guest marketing professor at Vlerick Business School. He loves Disney, and admires how President Barack Obama used to handle his ‘homework’ at the White House. Listen on to find out more.
Published on 10 Oct 19
Ken Allen started in accountancy before joining DHL three decades ago. For ten years from 2009 he was CEO of DHL Express, responsible for turning around the company from a loss-making mega brand (losing -$3bn globally in 2008) into a world-class performer (profits of $2bn in 2018). He recently handed over the leadership reigns, and is now CEO of DHL’s eCommerce Solutions division. He’s a “back-to-the-floor” kind of guy, often spending time with his organisation’s driving workforce (more often wearing company uniform than a suit!) and has a habit of breaking into song at functions and meetings – earning himself the nickname ‘the Singing CEO’.
Adam Cox is joined by entrepreneurial accountant and cashflow expert, Shishir Khadkar, to discuss how so many business owners risk financial ruin by being unaware of key parts of their financial situation. Shishir shares why the single most important financial discipline is cash flow – and the ability to be aware of it and its implications in business. He also gives some practical tips on how to immediately improve cash flow control, which could mean the difference between a business failing and succeeding.