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In Conversation With Richard Maybury

Richard is known as ‘Mr Productivity’ by many of his clients. He is the owner of Attitude Solutions, a specialist training business focused on enabling people to measurably improve the way they manage their critical results and competing priorities within high volume, high velocity workloads. Richard talks about his journey from Chartered Insurer to Mr. Productivity and how focusing on: Training. Motivation. Overseas. took him to Kenya and a change from the normal trajectory of a...


In Conversation with Claire Leigh

Claire Leigh started her boutique business just over 4 years ago with a small credit card loan holding ‘gift parties’ in people’s houses. She now has an award winning shop in St.John’s Village, Woking turning over in excess of £200,000. Claire shares her story of how she went from gift parties to having the shop in St. Johns Village, Woking. Claire has a number of events in the lead up to Christmas - starting on 1st November with an evening to solve your styling dilemmas for the upcoming...


Reflections, International Podcast Day & Drive to Digital 2018

This week is a little different as I reflect on the themes that have come out of my conversations so far, a look at some of the conversation around International Podcast Day and key takeaways from the Drive to Digital 2018. For more information on International Podcast Day and to find replays of specials, visit


In Conversation with Geraldine Joaquim

Geraldine spent 20+ years working for a large corporation as an international marketing consulting - travellling all over the world. As a 'side hustle', she also ran her own tour operator specialising in South African diving and safaris. As a mother with a young family, various animals and a husband - she was looking to the next 20 years to see what she wanted to do. We talk about how that led her to hypnotherapy and wanting to keep people well rather than focus on fixing them when they...


In Conversation with James Sinclair

James set up his first business while he was still in school - he had to hire a driver (his grandfather) to take him to events as he couldn't drive himself! From his early magic shows, James has built one of the largest entertainment businesses in the UK. We speak about James' journey, his support for other entrepreneurs and he gives some amazing advice for business owners. Show Notes: James and I spoke about: Starting off as a magician while still in his teensLeaving home and...


In Conversation with Rhiannon Ford

Divorce is not something that we speak about very often unless it is impacting us or someone close to us. It made a change to talk about it with Rhiannon and really gain an insight into her business, how it evolves, the challenges she sees people facing as they deal with a relationship that may no longer be working. We spoke about the importance of support, self-care and also some of the realities of leaving your partner. Rhiannon was practicing family law when she had to take a break due...


In Conversation with James Thompson

I met with James Thompson - Managing Director of the award winning Spokes of Bagshot, IoD (Institute of Directors) Director of the Year 2017 in Spokes on a sweltering July day. I was delighted to discover that James is super easy to speak to, interesting and inspirational plus - a real bonus here - the shop is air conditioned! What more could anyone ask for?! James and I speak about how he has always loved cycling, his desire to make a change in his life, meet the business partner that led...


In Conversation With Daniel Priestley

Daniel Priestley is a key person of influence and also dedicated to making a dent in the world. Australian but now based in London, Daniel is a best selling author and co-founder of Dent Global. Dent run accelerators to guide entrepreneurs through the pain of the entrepreneurial journey. We talk about lizard brains, how families and tribes behave within businesses, Daniel’s journey, and how he maintains his well-being. Show Notes During our conversation we talk about: Show Links


In Conversation with Alison Edgar

Alison is one of those people who you just can't help wanting to listen to! Her enthusiasm is infectious When talking to the Entrepreneur's Godmother, you might expect there to be some talk of wands and tiaras but would you expect Golf and The Godfather to come up as well? I didn't! Alongside golf and the godfather, we talk about how Alison became the Entrepreneur's Godmother, her knowledge of sales, her best-selling book and selling from your heart with passion. Our conversation...


In Conversation with Suzie Volkes-Smith

Speaking to Suzie is pure joy - her enthusiasm and belief about what she does can't be contained. Suzie shares who she helps and why as well as her own story from being a shy quiet child to an adult who was using partying as way to feel bolder. She realised this wasn't what she wanted her life to be and as she made changes discovered how strongly she wants to help people change their lives and to live their life their way rather than be constrained by their bodies. The strength of her...


In Conversation with Linda Huckle

In this episode, Linda and I spoke about networking, the challenges, Linked In and how people use it, could use it, don't use it and so much more. We also talk about networking which isn't surprising given Linda's second role as Regional Director at The Athena Network! A lovely chat in which Linda explains how she became Linked In Linda, how she tries to balance her well being and personal life and her tips to other business owners and startups. Also - in this episode, the first appearance...


In Conversation with Richard Woods

I speak to Richard Woods just before one of his Lead Gen Academy evenings in Farnborough. Richard talks about his experiences on The Apprentice, how health problems impacted him and much much more! At the time of speaking, he was still knee deep in his new boiler business as well as about to launch WP Aid! There is no stopping this man!


In Conversation with Amanda C Watts

Amanda inspires leading firms of accountants to use marketing to grow their business. She is the founder of TwentyTwo Agency, an Amazon bestselling author, mentor for Virgin Start-Up and creator of The Relationship First Method™. She speaks regularly on marketing and branding and has helped over 500 companies launch and grow across the globe since 2009. Amanda now works solely with accounting firms helping them to attract more high value clients, to be create more profit and more time in...


In Conversation with Holly Wagner

Holly is a video marketer (which was a lot easier for me to say than videographer!), she's been running her business for approximately 3 years and has really found her niche as her business has grown and evolved over this time. Holly wasn't sure what she wanted to do after leaving university and after attending a talk for people just like her, met someone from Prince's Trust which ultimately led to her joining one of their programmes, getting funding from them and starting her journey...


In Conversation with Paul Rayner

In this week's episode, I speak to Paul Rayner. Paul is a habit and health coach. We talk about how he progressed from personal training, to being a research exercise scientist before returning to personal training and now his focus on nutrition and habit changes. I ask if Paul views himself as an entrepreneur, about his online course coming soon and where he hopes to take the business in the future. Paul shares how he looks after his own well being and some of the challenges he has...


In Conversation with Jo Ferrone

Jo Ferrone is the founder of How Does She Do It - an online Facebook Community and in person networking in Surrey and Wrapped Up Admin. Jo's own experience of isolation working for herself led to her setting up the online community which is now growing even more. She talks about her doubts, the need to step out of your comfort zone and learning to give it a go - even if you are not sure it's going to work! If you're interested in attending one of Jo's networking events - the next dates...


In Conversation with Mike Clark

Mike Clark is an Australian entrepreneur. Mike was living in London, England when we spoke but is in the midst of getting ready to move himself and his young family back to Australia. A hectic and exciting time for him. Mike came over to the UK with Triumph which has matured into Dent Global. 12 years on he has taken a on a new role, working with Daniel Priestley once more, as part of the Dent Global Leadership team in Australia. Mike shares his experiences and advice on selling, blockers,...


In Conversation with Tomas Svitorka

Tomas' shares his story on starting when he came to the UK from the Czech Republic 13 years ago. In that time he worked his way up from a pot washer into management and now he is a successful coach of OK is NOT Enough. In our conversation, Tomas shares his journey to become a coach, how he encourages people to define their own version of success, his upcoming book, the need to change if you're at OK and not happy being there, asking to paid for his coaching, gives some advice on getting...


In Conversation with Sam Gold

In this conversation, Sam Gold of Gold HR and I talk about how she helps employers whether they're looking to take on their first employee or adding to an existing team, managing the HR aspects of having employees, some of the challenges employers face, how Sam made the transition from being in a corporate environment and how she balances being a mother and a wife with running her own business. She shares the challenges of acknowledging what we're good at and recognising when to outsource...


In Conversation with Tom Watson

Wow - what a great conversation! Tom Watson and I chat about all sorts of things including his story of a very challenging childhood but how the right support put him on the right path, how sharing this story has touched the lives of many and enabled Tom to make another change in his life helping people to have a better life. He's a truly inspirational man! A best selling author of Man Shoes, 2 more books in the pipeline, a successful entrepreneur and doing his best to make sure his work...