The Business Diaries Podcast
The Business Diaries Podcast Episode 31 Martin White

The Business Diaries Podcast Episode 31 Martin White

July 1, 2022

“Living your purpose is the first step to creating an impact” believes Martin White, a business entrepreneur and founder of Green Business Hub, and host of the business radio show Biz Connect.

In this episode, Martin described how his early marketing career “ as a suit” helped him grow the Green Business Hub, whose mission is to inform and encourage companies to adopt more sustainable practices and choices.

In our discussion, Lisa and Islay discuss the significance and the role of passion, purpose, mindset, and small steps in starting something big like having your own business, or in Martin's case, a company that aims to create a sustainable future for the business world.

We also discuss Earth Overshoot Day on July 28, how organizations can reduce their carbon footprints, and how every individual has the power to better their homes, businesses, and communities by making even the most minor action.

This episode is packed with tips, takeaways and key learnings.

Martin’s website is https://greenbusinesshub.eco/ and you can connect with him on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/martinpaulwhite/.

Earth Overshoot Day 28th July at https://www.overshootday.org

The Business Diaries Podcast Episode 30 Katrina Festorazzi

The Business Diaries Podcast Episode 30 Katrina Festorazzi

June 1, 2022

Looking back to a terrifying work situation that still haunts her to date, Katrina learned to self-protect and grow up more resilient than her younger self 16 years ago.

In this month's episode, we meet with Katrina Festorazzi, founder of Fast2Foto Commercial Photography based in Medway, Kent, who has a background in law. 

In our discussion, Lisa and Islay discuss the importance of evidence and logical thinking in difficult situations. We also discuss navigating the way out of a difficult situation, full of red flags that cause panic and anxiety, especially for young professionals.

This episode is packed with tips, takeaways, and key learnings.

Connect with Katrina on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/katrina-festorazzi-950504103/.

Fast2Foto is a commercial photography and videography service that works with small, medium, and large businesses, helping them with their visuals https://www.fast2foto.co.uk/ 

The Business Diaries Podcast Episode 29 Hilary Lees

The Business Diaries Podcast Episode 29 Hilary Lees

May 3, 2022

How a box of old letters and memorabilia opens up a door to unlocking her mum's sorrowful, and plaintive past, and what we resist, persists.

In this month’s episode, we meet Hilary Lees, a Leadership Coach, and Trainer who specializes in helping leaders build their resilience and their soft people skills to create mentally healthy workplace cultures where both people and performance flourish.

In our discussion, Lisa and Islay discuss how saboteurs arise as a child and resilience develops throughout the years. We also discuss mental health, and how issues experienced as a child affects one's behaviour into adulthood.

This episode is packed with tips, takeaways and key learnings.

Hilary’s website iswww.theresilienceconsultancy.com and you can connect with her on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/hilaryleescpcc/

The Business Diaries Podcast Episode 28 Jay Sahota

The Business Diaries Podcast Episode 28 Jay Sahota

April 1, 2022

In this episode, our storyteller Jay Sahota shares a very personal experience about being bullied in the workplace. He talks candidly about how it affected him at the time, what he learned about himself, and how this experience shapes the values he brings into his own company today.

Jay is the senior partner of Jarmans Solicitors. He read law at Cambridge and trained with Allen & Overy before spending several years at city firms as a commercial litigation lawyer.

Hosts Lisa and Islay, learned that no matter who you are or what you do, bullies will always find their way to get into your mind. Through the discussion, we share some tips on how to rebuild and look after yourself if you experience bullying in the workplace.

 

This episode is a touching story, packed with lessons, tips, and key learnings.

 

Jay can be found on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/jaysahota

You can also reach him via email at j.sahota@jarmans-solicitors.co.uk

Or check out Jarmans Solicitors’ website at jarmanssolicitors.co.uk

 

The Business Diaries Podcast Episode 27 Linda Garcia

The Business Diaries Podcast Episode 27 Linda Garcia

March 1, 2022

How a single journey outward with one suitcase led to a return journey for four, plus a 40ft container and a car…

In this month’s episode we meet Linda Garcia, an internationally experienced productivity specialist. Linda shares her experiences of working abroad in Chile, as well as Eastern Europe and South Africa.

In our discussion, Lisa and Islay consider how different cultures around the world vary in their working practices and productivity.  We also discuss which KPIs should be used to measure productivity, homeworking and office working, and much more.

This episode is packed with tips, takeaways and key learnings.

Linda Garcia can be found here: https://www.alluxi.co.uk 

The scorecard, a quick and free way to uncover the hidden opportunity in your business, can be found here Alluxi Business Success Scorecard

The Business Diaries Podcast Episode 26 Kirsten Gibbs

The Business Diaries Podcast Episode 26 Kirsten Gibbs

February 1, 2022

Self-service-checkout or manned checkout – which do you use when you are shopping?

In this month’s episode, we revisit a story shared at one of our live events in Medway, by self-confessed ‘process-geek’ Kirsten Gibbs. Kirsten reminds us of a precious moment of human contact, and an opportunity for kindness shared at a manned supermarket checkout.

In our discussion, Lisa and Islay discuss customer experience vs automation, how smaller businesses may have the edge when it comes to great customer service and, intriguingly, how comparisons can be made between business processes and scores of music.

This episode is packed with tips, takeaways and key learnings.

Kirsten’s website is https://gibbsandpartners.com/ and she can be found on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirstengibbs/

The Business Diaries Podcast Episode 25 2021 Review Part Two

The Business Diaries Podcast Episode 25 2021 Review Part Two

January 4, 2022

In Part Two of our reviews of 2021, hosts Lisa and Islay, along with Chris Pollard, reflect on the stories shared by our storytellers from August-November and some of the key themes covered in our discussions.

Join us as we look back on what resonated for the three of us. Whilst we each highlighted different aspects, we all agree that our storytellers were inspiring, sometimes sad, always motivating and heart-warming.

Once again, we were reminded that triumph can come out of tragedy, opportunity knocks when you least expect it, and just how resilient and capable we all can be.

Thanks for listening and we hope you will enjoy our storytellers in 2022.

The Business Diaries Podcast Episode 24 2021 Review Part One

The Business Diaries Podcast Episode 24 2021 Review Part One

December 1, 2021

In this episode, hosts Lisa and Islay, along with a past storyteller and co-host of some of the Business Diaries Live events, Chris Pollard, reflect on the stories shared by our storytellers from January through to July this year and some of the key themes covered in our discussions.

Join us as we look back on what resonated for the three of us. Whilst we all highlighted different aspects, we all agree that our storytellers were inspiring, sometimes sad, always motivating and heart-warming.

We are consistently reminded that triumph can come out of tragedy, opportunity knocks when you least expect it, and just how resilient and capable we all can be.

Thanks for listening and being with us for another year. Part 2 will be aired in January 2022.

The Business Diaries Podcast Episode 23 Paul Cheese

The Business Diaries Podcast Episode 23 Paul Cheese

November 1, 2021

Show notes

Did you know that the sound of Kent is D Major? In this month’s Business Diaries Podcast, Paul Cheese shares his fascination with sounds, particularly the everyday sounds around us. We find out why dropping a skip in a car park made as much of an impression as oystercatchers in Ipswich, fountains in Sheffield and kicking the bar in Aberystwyth.

Paul is a professional musician, sound artist, producer, singer, cyclist, songwriter. His latest project is TheBigREcordUK https://www.thebigrecord.com/ He cycled around 5000 miles to every region of the UK to capture the sounds of people & places, then used these to create a new song, The Sound Of The UK.

 

As well as creating the opening titles music for the Business Diaries Podcast, he has written and recorded music in locations all over the world. From the tops of mountains to deep underground, old places, new places and even underwater, from pillar boxes to ice caves, the Australian bush to the Grand Canyon… 

Paul can be found https://www.paulcheese.com/

The Business Diaries Podcast Episode 22 Corina Goetz

The Business Diaries Podcast Episode 22 Corina Goetz

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/

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