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A podcast focused on learning from top experts of various industries to help listeners become better designers, creatives and giant thinkers.

Giant Thinkers Podcast Ram Castillo

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A podcast focused on learning from top experts of various industries to help listeners become better designers, creatives and giant thinkers.

    Patrick Mouratoglou, tennis coach of Serena Williams on coaching, innovation and NFT’s

    Patrick Mouratoglou, tennis coach of Serena Williams on coaching, innovation and NFT’s

    Welcome to episode #93. Today’s guest is heavily in the tennis world and whether you’re a tennis fan or not, this gentleman needs little introduction. He is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of the Mouratoglou Academy and CEO of UTS (Ultimate Tennis Showdown), which is a revolutionary tennis league aiming to modernise the tennis industry.

    Our guest today is one of the most recognised figures in tennis, with 10 Grand Slam titles, 2 Gold Medals, and 31 coaching singles titles. He is known for his innovative and disruptive vision. Having started his tennis academy in 1996. He’s been coaching and mentoring for more than 25 years, including legends such as Serena Wiliams and rising stars like Stefanos Tsitsipas and Coco Gauff.



     


    He’s also consulted for the largest sport media on the planet, published his own books, founded a foundation supporting the future stars of tennis, even featured in a Netflix documentary titled ‘The Playbook’, and opened tennis centres in the world’s most stunning locations. Affectionately nicknamed the “Mastermind”, our guest is rewriting tennis’ legacy in every way possible.

     

    Some of the topics we spoke about include:

    What we need to look for when hiring a coach
    What he as a coach looks out for when coaching someone that wants to work with him
    His view on the 'coachability' of a person
    How to get the most out of someone when coaching
    And then we swung the conversation to all things Web 3 and NFT’s including his project and involvement in that space.

     

    So if you’re someone that’s interested in world class practices around coaching, being coached – and, the innovation that's happening with the melding of tennis and Web 3 and NFTs, then this episode is for you.

    Now a quick note, if we aren’t connected yet on Instagram, I invite you to follow me on my handle @TheGiantThinker as I share daily posts and stories on helping decision-makers, business owners and leaders get unstuck lightning fast through human-centred design methodologies, creative strategies and personal experiences. Send me a DM I’d love to hear from you! You can find me on my handle @TheGiantThinker.

     

    Alright, let’s dive in.

    I present to you … the highly strategic, charismatic and results-driven tennis coach ... Patrick Mouratoglou!


     

     

    More on Patrick can be found via the links below:

    https://thecoachnft.io

    https://www.mouratoglou.com

    https://www.instagram.com/patrickmouratoglou

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-mouratoglou-49364132

    https://utslive.tv

    Subscribe to The Giant Thinkers Podcast on iTunes.

     

     

    Want to know the most productive tool that has helped me accelerate my progress?

    It’s the Five-Minute Journal; the simplest, most effective thing you can do everyday to be happier.

    It’s a physical journal that gives you a positive quote, followed by three questions you answer in the morning and two questions to answer in the evening before bed.

    It basically anchors your mind in a positively focused, intentional and grateful mindset, in less than 5 minutes a day. Grab yours here: GiantThinkers.com/fiveminutejournal

     

    • 47 min
    How to use creativity as a tool to make massive impact

    How to use creativity as a tool to make massive impact

    Welcome to episode #92. I’ve really enjoyed releasing these weekly solo episodes throughout this January 2022 in the hope of providing some practical strategic direction and actionable tactics. The start of any year can sometimes be overwhelming, especially with the expectations we set on ourselves, one way to manage this is to zoom out with a far broader perspective than our current view point. Which is why this particular episode is so special. I’ll be sharing how to use creativity as a tool to make massive impact.





     


    If we aren’t connected yet on Instagram, I invite you to follow me on my handle @TheGiantThinker as I share daily posts and stories on helping decision-makers, business owners and leaders get unstuck lightning fast through human-centred design methodologies, creative strategies and personal experiences. Send me a DM I’d love to hear from you! You can find me on my handle @TheGiantThinker.


    Alright, let’s get dive in!


     


     


    More on Ram Castillo can be found via the links below:


    https://ramcastillo.com


    https://www.instagram.com/thegiantthinker


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ram-castillo-39a39923


    https://twitter.com/thegiantthinker


    https://www.clubhouse.com/@thegiantthinker


    Subscribe to The Giant Thinkers Podcast on iTunes.


     


     


    Want to know the all-in-one web dev platform specifically for businesses, entrepreneurs and creatives?


    It's Wix. They're the leading website creation platform that’s got all the tools you need to create, manage and grow your brand.


    Whether you’re starting your online business or you’ve got a side hustle, you can design a site to showcase your brand that’ll look great on any device.


    Join over 200 million people already using Wix’s wide range of solutions to enhance their businesses.


    Like ultra-smart SEO tools designed to get you found on search engines, faster loading times to create outstanding user experiences and payment solutions to help you boost your revenue. Plus, with enterprise grade security built into every site, you know you're in safe hands. You can manage everything from one dashboard on desktop and mobile so you can be available anywhere at any time: in the office, at home or on the go.


    I encourage you to take a look for yourself. I'm quietly confident, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Head over to Wix.com and create a website you're truly proud of today.


     

    • 34 min
    How to use the law of singularity to increase effectiveness in your health, wealth and business

    How to use the law of singularity to increase effectiveness in your health, wealth and business

    Welcome to episode #91. I hope you’ve been enjoying this mini-series of weekly solo episodes from me. Audio-keynotes throughout this January 2022 to give you practical strategic direction and actionable tactics. In this particular episode I’ll be sharing how to use the law of singularity to increase effectiveness in your health, wealth and business.





     


    If we aren’t connected yet on Instagram, I invite you to follow me on my handle @TheGiantThinker as I share daily posts and stories on helping decision-makers, business owners and leaders get unstuck lightning fast through human-centred design methodologies, creative strategies and personal experiences. Send me a DM I’d love to hear from you! You can find me on my handle @TheGiantThinker.


    Alright, let’s get dive in!


     


     


    More on Ram Castillo can be found via the links below:


    https://ramcastillo.com


    https://www.instagram.com/thegiantthinker


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ram-castillo-39a39923


    https://twitter.com/thegiantthinker


    https://www.clubhouse.com/@thegiantthinker


    Subscribe to The Giant Thinkers Podcast on iTunes.


     


     


    Want to know the all-in-one web dev platform specifically for businesses, entrepreneurs and creatives?


    It's Wix. They're the leading website creation platform that’s got all the tools you need to create, manage and grow your brand.


    Whether you’re starting your online business or you’ve got a side hustle, you can design a site to showcase your brand that’ll look great on any device.


    Join over 200 million people already using Wix’s wide range of solutions to enhance their businesses.


    Like ultra-smart SEO tools designed to get you found on search engines, faster loading times to create outstanding user experiences and payment solutions to help you boost your revenue. Plus, with enterprise grade security built into every site, you know you're in safe hands. You can manage everything from one dashboard on desktop and mobile so you can be available anywhere at any time: in the office, at home or on the go.


    I encourage you to take a look for yourself. I'm quietly confident, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Head over to Wix.com and create a website you're truly proud of today.

    • 35 min
    How to use design thinking as a problem solving tool

    How to use design thinking as a problem solving tool

    Welcome to episode #90. I hope your 2022 is off to a productive and purposeful start. In this particular episode I’ll be sharing how to use design thinking as a problem solving tool.





     


    If we aren’t connected yet on Instagram, I invite you to follow me on my handle @TheGiantThinker as I share daily posts and stories on helping decision-makers, business owners and leaders get unstuck lightning fast through human-centred design methodologies, creative strategies and personal experiences. Send me a DM I’d love to hear from you! You can find me on my handle @TheGiantThinker.


    Alright, let’s get dive in!


     


     


    More on Ram Castillo can be found via the links below:


    https://ramcastillo.com


    https://www.instagram.com/thegiantthinker


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ram-castillo-39a39923


    https://twitter.com/thegiantthinker


    https://www.clubhouse.com/@thegiantthinker


    Subscribe to The Giant Thinkers Podcast on iTunes.


     


     


    Want to know the all-in-one web dev platform specifically for businesses, entrepreneurs and creatives?


    It's Wix. They're the leading website creation platform that’s got all the tools you need to create, manage and grow your brand.


    Whether you’re starting your online business or you’ve got a side hustle, you can design a site to showcase your brand that’ll look great on any device.


    Join over 200 million people already using Wix’s wide range of solutions to enhance their businesses.


    Like ultra-smart SEO tools designed to get you found on search engines, faster loading times to create outstanding user experiences and payment solutions to help you boost your revenue. Plus, with enterprise grade security built into every site, you know you're in safe hands. You can manage everything from one dashboard on desktop and mobile so you can be available anywhere at any time: in the office, at home or on the go.


    I encourage you to take a look for yourself. I'm quietly confident, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Head over to Wix.com and create a website you're truly proud of today.

    • 49 min
    How to get unstuck in 4 steps

    How to get unstuck in 4 steps

    Welcome to episode #89. Of course, happy new year wherever in the world you're listening! I wanted to release a few solo episodes to kick off 2022. In this particular episode I’ll be sharing how to get unstuck in 4 steps.





     


    If we aren’t connected yet on Instagram, I invite you to follow me on my handle @TheGiantThinker as I share daily posts and stories on helping decision-makers, business owners and leaders get unstuck lightning fast through human-centred design methodologies, creative strategies and personal experiences. Send me a DM I’d love to hear from you! You can find me on my handle @TheGiantThinker.


    Alright, let’s get dive in!


     


     


    More on Ram Castillo can be found via the links below:


    https://ramcastillo.com


    https://www.instagram.com/thegiantthinker


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ram-castillo-39a39923


    https://twitter.com/thegiantthinker


    https://www.clubhouse.com/@thegiantthinker


    Subscribe to The Giant Thinkers Podcast on iTunes.


     


     


    Want to know the all-in-one web dev platform specifically for businesses, entrepreneurs and creatives?


    It's Wix. They're the leading website creation platform that’s got all the tools you need to create, manage and grow your brand.


    Whether you’re starting your online business or you’ve got a side hustle, you can design a site to showcase your brand that’ll look great on any device.


    Join over 200 million people already using Wix’s wide range of solutions to enhance their businesses.


    Like ultra-smart SEO tools designed to get you found on search engines, faster loading times to create outstanding user experiences and payment solutions to help you boost your revenue. Plus, with enterprise grade security built into every site, you know you're in safe hands. You can manage everything from one dashboard on desktop and mobile so you can be available anywhere at any time: in the office, at home or on the go.


    I encourage you to take a look for yourself. I'm quietly confident, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Head over to Wix.com and create a website you're truly proud of today.

    • 34 min
    Tim Hale, former Fossil Group Global Senior VP of Design & Marketing on longevity, differentiation and problem-solving

    Tim Hale, former Fossil Group Global Senior VP of Design & Marketing on longevity, differentiation and problem-solving

    This is episode #88 – today’s guest is the former Global Senior Vice-President of Design and Marketing at Fossil Group. Fossil Group offers its products under its proprietary brands, such as Fossil, Skagen, Misfit, Michele, Relic, and Zodiac; and under the licensed brands, that include Armani Exchange, Diesel, DKNY, Emporio Armani, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Puma, Tory Burch, Skechers and BMW. Now here’s an incredible fact, he was actually the first full-time designer hired for Fossil Group in 1987 and continued on for a whopping 30 years.





     


    During his 30-year tenure, the company grew from $5M to $3B in sales. At its apex, he managed a multi-disciplined, creative team of 108, that included capabilities for all brand communications, marketing packaging design, photography, pre-press and web authoring for 4 owned brands and 13 licensed brands.


     


    Some of the topics we spoke about include:


    His secret to longevity

    Energy drainers and energy givers

    What makes a brand special and different

    Non-negotiables when hiring the right person

    How to get the best out of your team

    Insights to problem solving and plenty more.


     


    So if you’re someone that’s interested in self enquiry, self reflection and developing qualities within yourself for longevity as a creative and entrepreneur, then this episode is for you.


    Now a quick note, if we aren’t connected yet on Instagram, I invite you to follow me on my handle @TheGiantThinker as I share daily posts and stories on helping decision-makers, business owners and leaders get unstuck lightning fast through human-centred design methodologies, creative strategies and personal experiences. Send me a DM I’d love to hear from you! You can find me on my handle @TheGiantThinker.


     


    Alright, let’s dive in.


    I present to you … the highly pragmatic, down to earth and kind-hearted … Tim Hale!



     


     


    More on Tim can be found via the links below:


    Linkedin.com/in/tim-hale-4090921


    Newliferanch.com


    Subscribe to The Giant Thinkers Podcast on iTunes.


     


     


    Want to know the most productive tool that has helped me accelerate my progress?


    It’s the Five-Minute Journal; the simplest, most effective thing you can do everyday to be happier.


    It’s a physical journal that gives you a positive quote, followed by three questions you answer in the morning and two questions to answer in the evening before bed.


    It basically anchors your mind in a positively focused, intentional and grateful mindset, in less than 5 minutes a day. Grab yours here: GiantThinkers.com/fiveminutejournal


     

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

PatrickTT ,

Land of the Giant

Ram personifies giant thinking and validates it through the way he lives his own life, but also through the guests he brings to share with his audience. Highly approachable, Ram generously shares his time and effortlessly bridges the gap between his audience and his high profile guests - giants in their own industry.

Get amongst it and be inspired as you venture into the land of this Giant Thinker 👌

the driven designer (brittany) ,

An absolute inspiration

I have been listening to this podcast for over a year now and it has made such an impact on me.

It is so informative and insightful not only for emerging designers but for all creatives across various platforms. If you wish to expand your knowledge and grow your hunger to make impactful design this podcast is a strong recommendation.

Will continue to preach your legacy and support your future endeavours.

odysseus_coupe ,

One of my favourites

Love this podcast. Always informative and enjoyable. Thank you 🙏

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