The podcast that takes a deep dive into leadership, exploring the quest for success despite obstacles, adversity or odds.
EPISODE 1 - HACKING YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS
Susie Moore is a Miami-based life coach and author. She's been featured on the Today show, Refinery29, Forbes, Oprah.com and more. Order her new book, Stop Checking Your Likes: Shake Off the Need for Approval and Live an Incredible Life, on Amazon.
Susie and I chat about her journey to success whilst having no further education after high school, no qualifications, no journalism experience. By combining what she learned as a Sales Director in Silicon Valley, the 500+ books she has read, managing her mind and finding life's little hacks here and there, Susie has not only created a very successful online coaching business, she is a credible contributor to over 300+ publications and an author. Plus, she is just a lovely person.
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In this episode I talk to Luke about his time as (what he calls) a journeyman pro cricketer, we discuss his absolute obsession with the need to succeed, leading his team in Derbyshire as their new captain and his battle with extremes working hard to be the best and playing hard with excessive drinking which ultimately landed him in the priory.
Now a business owner and sports agent of Activate Management he talks about his passion to help young stars, not only succeed but works to give them a support platform before they spiral into the same type of experiences he faced.
In November 2019, Luke released his raw and very honest autobiography ‘Back from the Edge’. I high recommend it for anyone finding themselves suffering in silence, you are not alone, there is a way out.
EPISODE 3 - CREATING YOUR HOW IN BUSINESS
Dave Moreno is the BADASS BUSINESS COACH. If you own a business and are looking to grow it by six figures or more he is the man you call. He is a serial entrepreneur himself having grown multiple six and seven figure business's himself before entering the coaching world. His unique "Organized Success" approach delivers accountability, structure, and focus which happen to be the three things every entrepreneur needs for next level success.
Faye Jacobs has a professional background in Digital Marketing working with some of the biggest super brands in the world, after having her first child she faced the very real cross roads so many career women face - was she to become a stay at home mum and say good bye to her career or was she to keep climbing the corporate ladder only seeing her children at weekends? She chose to give up her career but refused to believe she couldn't have it all...
Today, she is a full time parent to her 3 young children and in her spare time runs a multi-million pound global online business in the health and wellness industry, she believes the key attribute of leadership is to inspire others to follow by always going first. With a growing team of over 1000 ambitious men and women looking for a better work life balance, I'd say she has it nailed.
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EPISODE 4 - NAILING MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING
EPISODE 5 - TAKING RUNNING TO THAT NEXT LEVEL
James has had a highly acclaimed career as a professional 1500m athlete. With highlights including 4th Place finish at the 2004 World Indoor Championships, a finalist in the European Championships and he has represented Wales in two Commonwealth Games; Melbourne and Delhi. In 2014, James became a multiple World Masters Champion and is still regularly used as a major events and broadcasting commentator for the likes of The International Paralympic Committee, The London Marathon, The Great Run group and Eurosport.
The knowledge gained from his international career, has allowed James to establish an increasingly successful coaching group consisting of both current and alumni students. This group has gained recognition both nationally and internationally. Professionally, James is the performance director for Athletics at Cardiff Met, a senior lecturer and studying a doctorate in sport coaching.
EPISODE 6 - BRINGING CONVENIENCE TO FITNESS
Meet Rebecca Myers: 13 years ex Creative Agency Account Director, 7 years marketing recruitment consultancy owner, 2 years fitness company owner, mother of 2 boys, one of which has some challenging mental disabilities, and wife to a busy TV producer who’s team is spread all over the world. Oh yeah, and they have just finished building their own house from scratch! Some say she is crazy, some say she is super woman, but she thinks she is just a girl with lots of ideas and wants to make the most of the life she has been given!
Work In Your Work Out (or WIYWO for short) was born from a need that was not being fulfilled in the corporate world. Time poor, office based professionals (like Rebecca once was) who want to look after their health but needed something convenient to assist with this. This is what WIYWO does: bringing fitness, health and wellness to the workplace. Even if, at the moment, this is whilst you are working from home.
EPISODE 7 - BREAKING THE RULES OF CONVENTION
For the past 20 years Ben has built his career by growing communities. One of the first was Tribewanted which was crowdfunding sustainable-tourism villages on an island in Fiji (which was turned into as a 5 part BBC series and book), a beach in Sierra Leone and a farm in Umbria.
Since then Ben has worked on a number of social enterprise and startup projects including Right to Dream (sports development and leadership in Africa), Escape the City (helping 1000s quit their corporate jobs to do something different), Virgin Startup (small business loans and support for startups), and THNK (a creative leadership school).
Ben has shared his adventurous startup stories and learnings with audiences all over the world including at a CIA conference in Las Vegas.
Ben has most recently spent 6 months living on a Thai Island with his wife and 3 young kids, whilst working remotely as a business mentor and building Rebel Book Club, a growing community of 500+ subscribers in 5 cities which is now his main focus.
EPISODE 8 - CONVERTING SERVICES TO SOFTWARE
Since the age of 22, Laura has been an independent entrepreneur and always felt most at home in the small business community, and that’s why she has always been focused on giving other entrepreneurs the tools they need to be totally independent.
In 2009, she founded LKR Social Media, where she taught business owners how to harness the power of social media marketing and create their own online fame.
Laura was named one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under 30 in 2011, 2013, and 2014, and even spoke about entrepreneurship at the White House!
In 2014, she launched Meet Edgar, a tool designed to make it easier than ever for marketers to share their best evergreen content on social. Now Meet Edgar’s helping thousands of users manage their social media.
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EPISODE 9 - PAVING THE WAY TO CHANGE
This is an exciting and an unprecedented time for Layla Moran. At the time of recording this podcast Layla was only days away from knowing if she had won the battle to become the newly appointed Leader of the Liberal Democrat. VOTE LAYLA
This podcast is all about the inner workings of the mindset not only of a political candidate that is running to head up her party but the human being behind the media frenzy. I liken the mindset in this heightened time to that of anyone who has worked hard in their career waiting to hear if they have been appointed the life changing job they have always wanted or to the actor waiting to get the call to see if they have a lead in the latest blockbuster or to the athlete waiting to run the race that could potentially get them into the Olympics. Everyone copes with the pressure differently but the goal to succeed rarely varies.
Layla and her team have been working hard although COVID-19 to create an ongoing, solely online campaign, never been done before.
Her experience as a former Teacher, Local Activist and Member of Parliament has taught her immeasurably about the skills to becoming a successful leader. Check out the podcast today to hear her thoughts on leadership, mindset under pressure and her personal story that has taken her to this potentially very exciting time...
EPISODE 10 - SEEING THE IMPOSSIBLE AND DOING IT ANYWAY
What a fantastic way to end the first series of the 'So Driven' podcast. Sabrina brings a refreshing approach to grabbing life by the horns and just going with it.
A TV Host, Record Setting Artist, Spiritual Healer and No. 2 Female DJ in the World Sabrina doesn't approach anything by halves. In this podcast you will be uplifted by Sabrina's story and attitude to life. She sets admirable example on how to just do what you love and make a success of it.
EPISODE 11 - BUILDING PURPOSE IN BUSINESS
As the Founder & Host of The Unconventionalists, Mark Leruste is on a mission to help mission-driven entrepreneurs and business leaders have a bigger impact on the world with their message.
His weekly podcast The Unconventionalists (a top 20 UK podcast) has reached 135,000+ downloads on Apple Podcasts across 100 countries and his videos have been viewed over 2 million times on social media.
His TEDx talk “What they don't tell you about entrepreneurship” has become the most watched TEDxCardiff talk of all time.
Learn more about Mark Here
EPISODE 12 - FEAR OF FAILURE
Did you know that fearing failure is a dream snatcher? And often we don't even take the time to recognise it. Check out today's 'bitesize mind goodie' on how failing is hindering your success and what you can do to start taking control of it.
EPISODE 13 - STEADFAST INTO CHANGE
Jacqueline Rogers is the creator, founder and franchisor of The Athena Network, THE LEADING INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS CLUB FOR FEMALE EXECUTIVES AND ENTREPRENEURS
Committed to amplifying and empowering women in business Jacquelines philosophy is that when a business is vision led it can thrive, often without you.
After an extensive corporate career in training and consultancy Jacqueline launched her own coaching and training consultancy. When she couldn't find a networking event she enjoyed attending she made the decision to create her own. Within the first 11 months of the business being incorporated Jacqueline had sold the first 6 franchises and accelerated the growth of The Athena Network.
Leading in these extraordinary times has meant reviewing how our members can receive support, enable their businesses to thrive so reimagining an irresistible vision for The Athena Network business, collaborating with and empowering a team of franchisees around the vision and distilling it into an actionable plan that continues to drive results has been essential. Now, more than ever!
Learn more about The Athena Network HERE
EPISODE 14 - PROCRASTINATION
Procrastination often feels pretty benign but what dreams are being hindered by unconscious inaction? Check out today's 'bitesize mind goodie' and listen to why procrastination occurs and what you can do to manage it and get super productive.
EPISODE 15 - THRIVING IN A MANS WORLD
Kat Hill is a Cyber Security Lead for a large independent UK owned IT firm. Navigating a male dominated industry Kat has made it her mission to succeed and dispel the myth that IT sales is not suited to women. Most recently Kat was a finalist in the Women in IT channel awards and mentors young talent into the industry.