October 4, 2021
In this month’s episode, our storyteller Corina Goetz shares how her work changed overnight as a result of the pandemic, and how trying something new, revitalised her life, health and work. This is a fascinating episode, and we don’t want to the give the surprise away – but would you do this?
Corina runs Star-CaT, providing 5-star Middle Eastern training, coaching and sales representation from professional and companies working with the Middle East. She has worked with many clients, particularly from the Gulf region, for over 20 years, establishing many long-standing relationships. She travels the region extensively acts as the key point of contact in London for her clients.
Corina can be found at https://www.star-cat.co.uk/ and on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/corinagoetz/
Wim Hof: https://www.wimhofmethod.com/
September 1, 2021
In this episode, we revisit a story shared at the inaugural Business Diaries Live event in 2017, when the theme was “working away”. As buyer and seller in the fashion and textiles industry, Chris Pollard travelled frequently, experiencing different cultures and customs. In this episode, he shares a few of his adventures, including a ‘special meal’ and a particularly terrifying aspect of a seemingly ordinary journey.
In the discussion, we consider the importance of empathy and listening when working and travelling abroad, and the value of “doing a bit of homework” and being open to new experiences.
Chris can be found https://www.linkedin.com/in/pollardchris/
August 2, 2021
Benita is a renowned speaker and world-leading expert on changemaking, social innovation, the Sharing Economy and author of Generation Share. In this episode, she shares why she is so passionate about changing the way businesses and individuals think and act. This is a jam-packed episode guaranteed to change the way you think, live and do business.
Benita can be found https://www.benitamatofska.com/
Generation Share, is the world's first collection of impactful business models and change-maker stories from around the world, transforming lives and the planet. Each copy is made from 100% waste materials, educates a girl in the slums in Mumbai and plants a tree. To get your copy of Generation Share for just £12.50; order from Policy Press using our special 50% off discount code: apply POMATGS21 at checkout. https://bit.ly/2TzINDo
July 1, 2021
Hazel Addley is one of the first 16 Energy Alignment Method Mentors in the world. She has coached hundreds of people to grow their businesses, live powerfully and love life.
However, Hazel’s early years were unstable, filled with uncertainty and change. In this episode, she tells the story of her childhood. She shares how living in different places with different family members affected her growing up and into her early adulthood. Until one sentence at a workshop changed everything!
This is a powerful episode touching on resilience, positivity, digging deep and perspective.
Hazel can be found at https://hazeladdleycoaching.com and on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hazeladdleycoach
June 1, 2021
Phil Wilson is a professional musician and founder of Inspirational Rhythms at the Medway Drum Studio. He has travelled all over the world with a variety of artistes both known and unknown, and more recently as a percussionist, rhythm event facilitator and professional public speaker. However, it hasn't all been plain sailing! In this inspiring episode Phil candidly shares how a traumatic event in early childhood caused him to stammer which continued well into adulthood. He describes how he coped at school, as a musician and building a business. Until a networking event more recently, prompted him to decide enough was enough. The stammer had to go. This episode is full of hope, courage and reminds us that ‘it’s never too late’.
Phil Wilson can be found http://www.medwaydrumstudio.co.uk/ and on Twitter at @PipDrums
May 4, 2021
In this episode, Adelle shares how a routine flight to Edinburgh was the final straw and the misdiagnosis of her early menopause as anxiety prompted her to take matters into her own hands and learn why her body was changing and how she could manage those changes.
In the discussion, we consider the changing attitudes towards menopause, how women are talking more openly about their experiences and men are becoming more interested in understanding more, questions to ask yourself and your GP and so much more in this packed episode.
Adelle Martin is a Midlife Transition Coach, on a mission to ensure all women in business understand why their bodies are changing so they can confidently manage their perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause transition alongside their business or corporate career. Adelle can be found at https://executivemidlife.coach/
April 1, 2021
Neil Williams is an experienced business leader and accredited coach, specialising in career, retirement, business and leadership coaching. He is also an accredited coach supervisor (A coach’s coach). In this episode, he takes us though the rollercoaster of his early career in insurance. Be prepared for some highs and lows and join us in considering the importance of values, changing attitudes towards redundancy and the importance of building personal resilience. Neil can be found at https://www.nvwsolutions.co.uk/
March 1, 2021
Nick Inge is a former member of Kent Police, specialising in serious crime and counter-terrorism policing which involved working alongside MI5, MI6 as well as the National Crime Agency. He was responsible for managing informants that were pivotal to high-profile operations tackling terrorism, domestic extremism, serious crime and corruption. Since retiring in 2019, Nick founded and is CEO of specialist whistleblowing consultancy, iTrust Assurance Ltd and is co-founder of WorldlyWise CIC which advises young people as they enter adulthood. Nick has written two books - ‘Exposing the Truth – Whistleblowing Uncovered’ and ‘Jeopardy’. In this episode, Nick shares a story behind his motto, “You never know” and why you should be open to opportunities and enjoy your business journey. In our discussion, we discuss the value of speaking up and telling the truth safely in all levels of business, how to to build a reputation in a new sector and attitudes to risk. Nick can be found at https://itrustassurance.co.uk/
February 1, 2021
Hasmita came to the UK from war-torn Uganda in 1972, with her mother and younger brother, when she was just 11 years old, unable to speak English, with just one suitcase and £20. She is now a multi-award-winning entrepreneur who specialises in buy-to-let properties and mentors anyone who wants to learn the property business. She is a mum to 3 grown-up sons and 1 granddaughter, and in 2012, Hasy founded New Leaf support, a charity to help anyone experiencing domestic abuse. In this podcast, she takes us back to the time when she left Uganda; the trip to the airport, saying goodbye to her father, the walk across the tarmac to the plane in the blazing heat to landing in London where it was snowing and how this experience has shaped her character and business values. An incredibly powerful story … one not to be missed.
Hasmita Reardon can be found https://reardonproperties.co.uk/ and New Leaf support https://newleafsupport.org/
January 4, 2021
Rosemary Williams is a qualified business coach and mentor. She offers one-to-one coaching, group workshops and hosts regular business discussion groups focused on solving issues for sole traders, owners and managers of businesses from all sectors. But Rosemary has another passion and interest – that is seafood - which comes from her family’s three generations as shellfish merchants in Kent. She is an author of several books for chefs and home cooks detailing how to prepare and cook shellfish and can regularly be found giving talks and masterclasses on this topic. In this podcast, she shares how her passion for shellfish all began…
Rosemary can be found http://prepthatfish.co.uk/