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United Kingdom

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Inspiring and actionable insights on how to start and grow your business.

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@markleruste

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English


Episodes

#104 What everyone needs to know about relationships with James Sexton

10/16/2018
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What if you could reverse engineer relationships to a point where you could predict what is most likely to cost you your relationship? What if I told you that writing up a prenup before you got married was the most romantic thing you could do? Now what if I told you that THE best gift you could give a couple thinking of getting married was a consultation with a divorce lawyer... Would you believe me? Or would you think I'm crazy? Well, you're about to have an epic paradigm shift thanks to...

Duration:00:57:39

#103 How to live a fully expressed life with Bella Zanesco

10/10/2018
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If you've ever experienced a burnout at work, felt like you didn't belong or knew it was time for you to pack your bags and hit the road, you're going to love today's episode. That's right, I sat down with Bella Zanesco who in 2014 decided to pack her bags and leave her native Australia to engage in a career transition experiment and call London home for a little while, in hopes to find her tribe. But despite the change of scenery and the new found inspiration, Bella very quickly realised...

Duration:01:03:36

#102 Startup Confessions #3

10/5/2018
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This episode has been a long time coming. For the 3rd time since launching The Unconventionalists back in 2015, I sit down with nothing but a microphone and a willingness to open up and share with you what's been going on with my business and in my life. As you'll hear in today's episode, I'm also re-launching something that means a lot to me. Hope you'll be up for joining the ride. As always, let me know over on social media if you enjoyed today's episode by tagging me in your post...

Duration:00:28:38

#51 How to master body language with Gina Barnett

12/13/2016
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Gina Barnett is the speaker coach for the MainStage TED Conference and is the author of "Play The Part: Master Body Signals to Connect and Communicate for Business Success." If you've ever wondered why some speakers come across more powerfully than others, or why TED talks are so special, Gina breaks it down for you by using simple language that we can all get behind. As a public speaker myself, I know how self-conscious I can get with how I look on stage. From how I hold my arms to how my...

Duration:00:58:41

#50 How to change the world with Milly Toovey

12/8/2016
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For far too long, social media has perpetuated unrealistic, narcissistic, and negative content. But things are about to change. Meet Milly Toovey, CEO and co-founder of Boomcast, the world's first social media platform 100% dedicated to inspiring positive change. Together with her team they're on a mission to crack the code of "how can we leverage the power of social media to foster social transformation?". In today's interview Milly shares her journey of launching Boomcast and how an app...

Duration:00:19:50

#49 How to use the power of performance with Cathy Salit

12/2/2016
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Cathy Salit is a performer and co-founder of Performance of a Lifetime, who at 13 years old, dropped out of eighth grade and started an alternative school in an abandoned storefront in New York City... Needless to say that Cathy isn't your typical leader. Today Cathy specialises in blending theatre, improvisation, and the new science of performative psychology and her new book, Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work is on sale everywhere books are sold. In today's...

Duration:01:06:47

#48 A champion's take on masculinity with Greg Wootton

11/25/2016
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Greg "The Prodigy" Wootton, is the UK number one ranked super lightweight Muay Thai fighter, WMC MAD World Champion and has won 31 of his 35 fights. While training to become a champion, Greg received a first-class honour degree in Sport and Exercise Science after having studied psychology in college. In the words of Vice Sport: "Wootton is not your average London lad.” But today's biggest fight for Greg isn't in the ring. But rather outside of it. For he is taking on an epic challenge:...

Duration:01:17:35

#47 How to launch a startup with Jonny Miller

11/15/2016
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Unless you've been hiding in a cave for the past few years, the world has gone Startup crazy. In fact, successful entrepreneurs are idealised like rockstars. To the point where everyone thinks they should become an entrepreneur. But what does it actually take to start a business? And is everyone capable of becoming an entrepreneur? Today's guest is Jonny Miller, co-founder of Maptia and a Techstars graduate (the odds of getting accepted on this startup accelerator programme are harder than...

Duration:00:52:57

#46 It's going to be OK, America

11/9/2016
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If today feels like a bit of a nightmare and you're finding yourself to be nursing a heavy political hangover, you're in good company. You see, I went to bed last night at 1am thinking Hilary Clinton had it in the bag - as Florida seemed to be swaying her side - only to wake up at 7am to find Donald Trump confirmed to be the next President of the United States of America. I couldn't believe it. I felt powerless. How could this be? How could the USA elect a man who's values are so far...

Duration:00:13:39

#45 Why Your Story Matters With Philip McKernan

11/7/2016
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Philip McKernan has worked with the Canadian Olympic Team, The Pentagon, wrote four books and has shared the stage with the likes of the Dalai Lama and Richard Branson. But things haven't always been that rosy for Philip. In our intimate interview (also available on YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste), Philip opens up about his story and journey to share the stage with people he used to look up to, and how one wedding speech changed his whole life around. "THIS IS THE MOST EMOTIONAL I'VE...

Duration:01:02:46

#44 How to stand up for what you believe in with Tomas Svitorka

10/31/2016
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Tomas Svitorka is a London-based Life Coach who believes that most people aren’t clear about who they really are and what they actually stand for, and who also believes that most of us care way too much about what other people think of us. Why? Because up until recently he was the same. What I find interesting about his journey is that up until his early twenties Tomas lived in a small village with a population of barely 800 people, among the hills in a corner of the Czech Republic. He...

Duration:00:55:15

#43 The Power of Storytelling (Live Talk)

10/27/2016
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Storytelling is still to this day one of the most powerful tools you can learn to master. Be it to convey an idea, product or service it's the fastest way to connect to your audience's heart. And I firmly believe that not only are we all born natural storytellers, we can also learn to become better storytellers. If you're running your own business or you're trying to sell a concept, project or idea then you're going to want to listen to today's very special episode. Call it timing, the...

Duration:00:31:01

#42 The power of authenticity with Olivier Larvor

10/21/2016
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What if your realised that you had been lying to yourself your entire life? That the problem wasn't the job, your family or where you lived, but rather how you related to yourself and how you treated others? Well, it just so happens that when Olivier Larvor went off to Brazil to experience Ayahuasca for the first time, he was faced with the hard reality of what was really at the root of his pain: himself. In this refreshingly honest episode, Olivier shares with us why so many people are...

Duration:01:15:12

#41 Why most diets fail with Bridget Hunt

10/10/2016
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Bridget Hunt is a former dancer turned nutritionist, author of the Six Pack Chick, and Director of an ice cream and chocolate company. She loves fitness, hates sitting still, and has been described as the female version of Tim Ferris. Although in my opinion, it's Time Ferris who's the male version of Bridget Hunt! One thing you can be sure of is that Bridget is NEVER boring. As a fellow self-experimental human guinea-pig, Bridget not only brings a refreshing and genuine conversation to the...

Duration:01:29:55

#40 How to live more naturally with Tony Riddle

10/4/2016
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What if I told you, you could feel better today than you did ten years ago? Would you believe me? Turns out today's guest is turning 41 this year and feels better than in his twenties. Why? Simple. He's spent the last decade searching for the answer to a question many of us are battling with on a daily basis: how do I stop feeling so crappy about myself? Tony Riddle is the founder of Natural Lifestyle Coaching and has been featured across a wide range of national and international press...

Duration:01:27:34

#39 Why passion projects matter with Anton Chernikov

9/27/2016
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Anton Chernikov is the founder of The Exponentials, who recently had a near-death experience, and is one of the most interesting minds I've come across. He doesn't believe in contracts or political promises and has a knack for turning passion projects into impactful community events that bring people together to change the world. From taking on the Greek economic situation to solving the migration crisis, Anton believes that community is what will eventually bring us closer to the...

Duration:00:57:36

#38 How to follow your calling with Corrina Gordon-Barnes

9/20/2016
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Imagine you had a successful business, doing good, and doing well. You've built a big online and offline community of people who love and support your work, because in return, you love and support their journey too. You've been paid for over 1,350 coaching hours, you've worked with over 200 coaching clients, you've written over 150 blogs, videos, webinars, you've been invited to speak at amazing conferences and you're probably making a six figure income. Now this didn't happen over night....

Duration:00:57:52

#37 How to embrace the unknown

9/6/2016
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Four months ago I quit my job to focus 100% of my time on developing The Unconventionalists as a business. I had a 25year mortgage hanging over my head and had no idea how I would pay my bills or make it work. But somehow, I knew deep down that I would somehow figure it out. In today's episode I share with you my thoughts on what it takes to embrace the unknown and instead, trust the process. As always, I'd love to hear from you and what you got out of this episode. Send me a Tweet...

Duration:00:31:38

#36 How to live life as an adventure with Rina Atienza

9/4/2016
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It's happened to all of us. We have this big crazy idea, be it start a business, change career or, move to another country, say 10,000kms away... But before you know it, everyone is telling you it's a stupid idea, that it won't work, and that you're better off settling for what you know, rather than adventuring off into the abyss of the unknown. Enter stage left Rina Atienza. Rina attended the very first Tribe of The Unconventionalists Retreat back in 2015, and set off with a clear Quest:...

Duration:00:42:18

#35 How to turn your pain into your purpose with Edward Pike

8/30/2016
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A few months into his graduate programme to become a hotel manager, Edward Pike decided to quit and instead, get his Personal Training certificate. But something life changing happened to Edward three days before moving from Manchester to London... Now we've all come across some life defining moments. And what I appreciate so much about Edward's story is that he didn't sit back and wait for someone to come and save the day. No, Edward went out of his own way and started his own foundation...

Duration:00:52:52