Episode 245 – Sorting the spaghetti with Dave Coplin

Episode 245 - Sorting the spaghetti with Dave Coplin

When you’re trying to create something, when you’re trying to change something, when you’re trying to think differently about something, writing for me is the way that you unravel the spaghetti… you end up with some really clear, precise thinking that… moves the thing forward. As Chief Envisioning Officer at…

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Episode 239 – The Long Win with Cath Bishop

Cath Bishop has performed at the highest standard in three very different fields: sport, international negotiation, and business coaching. An Olympic medallist and world champion herself, she has seen first hand the intense highs and lows of competition – how it serves us as humans, and how it doesn’t. We…

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Episode 237 – People Stuff with Zoë Routh

Some days it feels like an emotional connection with the people who need to hear it. And those are good article days… it’s a great pleasure when people write back saying, Oh, that just hit the mark for me today. That was exactly what I needed to hear. Did you…

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Episode 236 – Unpacking stories with Shuhrat Ashurov

Episode 236 - Unpacking stories with Shuhrat Ashurov

  The best business books include powerful stories that get across key points in a memorable, engaging way. What if we could make those stories accessible to more people, more easily? That’s the vision that prompted Shuhrat Ashurov to create Storypack, a microlearning app that gives people in business access…

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Episode 235 – Misadventures with Gayle Mann and Lucy-Rose Walker

Episode 235 - Misadventures with Gayle Mann and Lucy-Rose Walker

‘Failure can be quite a deceptive word… misadventures feels like a much more forgiving word that allows you to go off and try stuff.’ Gayle Mann and Lucy-Rose Walker have supported thousands of entrepreneurs in their work with Entrepreneurial Spark and beyond, and if there’s one thing they’ve learned it’s…

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Episode 233 – Loving your imposter with Rita Clifton

Episode 233 - Loving your imposter with Rita Clifton

Imposter syndrome gets a bad rap, but it can be rocket fuel, says brand guru Rita Clifton. ‘It’s a drive, you know, go with it and use it…. you worry that you’re not going to be good enough, and you stretch yourself. That’s when you grow most.’ As well as…

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Episode 232 – Lessons from the Virtual Writing Retreat

Episode 232 - Lessons from the Virtual Writing Retreat

Q: What do you get when you throw together a bunch of people all working on different business writing projects into a 2-week virtual retreat?  A: Lots, it turns out.  If you’re listening to this podcast you already know how valuable writing is for your business, but that doesn’t mean…

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Episode 230 – The Best Bits: The Writing Journey

Yes it’s a cliché that writing is a journey, but that’s because it’s TRUE. In this week’s Best Bits episode I look back over the last few conversations in The Extraordinary Business Book Club and highlight the ways in which my guests have been shaped and changed, and moved forwards…

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Episode 225 – Leader with Katy Granville-Chapman and Emmie Bidston

“Leaders… really can bring a lot of joy into people’s lives. They can uplift them, they can inspire them, they can help them connect to their purpose, they can support them, they can provide them compassion. That’s what we really care about, and the more leaders who choose to do…

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Episode 221 – Writing like a journalist with Rachel Bridge

Episode 221 - Writing like a journalist with Rachel Bridge

‘Ask yourself continually: is this boring me?… Because if you’re bored writing it, there is no chance that anybody is going to want to read it.’ Former Enterprise Editor of the Sunday Times, Rachel Bridge cheerfully admits that she has the classic journalistic characteristics: a short attention span and incurable…

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