140 episodes

This is Awaken The Awesome - a podcast where we acknowledge that we are all in this together.

Through enlightening conversations and personal insights, your host Olivier Day, aims to connect with and introduce you to individuals, just like you, who show us how they are bringing a little bit of Awesomeness in their individual journeys.

Our hope is to inspire you to always keep pushing, and to Stay Awesome along the way.

Awaken The Awesome Olivier Day

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

This is Awaken The Awesome - a podcast where we acknowledge that we are all in this together.

Through enlightening conversations and personal insights, your host Olivier Day, aims to connect with and introduce you to individuals, just like you, who show us how they are bringing a little bit of Awesomeness in their individual journeys.

Our hope is to inspire you to always keep pushing, and to Stay Awesome along the way.

    Ep. 139 - Onward To Greatness (w. J.Perry)

    Ep. 139 - Onward To Greatness (w. J.Perry)

    How far can your journey take you when you make no apologies for what you want, own up to who you are and lean into to your own sense of purpose?
     
    Turns out today's guest just might be able to shed some light on the topic.
     
    Jonathan Perry - aka J.Perry - is all about that and then some. With a love for music birthed from a very young age, growing up in his native Port-au-Prince, Haiti, J's passion and exploration of various musical styles were just of a series of incredible stepping stones towards some pretty awesome heights.
     
    With the help and support of his family as well as a host of various collaborators, from talented producers to a skillful management team, J rapidly made his mark onto the music scene not just in Haiti but abroad.
     
    Indeed, when your song, namely "Dekole", gets chosen as the theme song for your country's National Carnival while subsequently ending up as a featured heavy-rotation on an official Zumba Fitness soundtrack, you know you're doing something right.
     
    But since there's no stopping this relentless achiever, is it any wonder he's collaborated with musical titans the likes of Wyclef Jean, Sean Paul or Cláudia Leitte?
     
    Or that his single, Bouje, was featured on Disney Pixar's Cars 3 soundtrack?
     
    I'm certainly not surprised. 

     
    Say what you want about talent, opportunity or just plain luck - none of it matters without that essential seed that all achievers know will make that impactful difference : the choice to believe.
     
    By all accounts, this conversation was a truly invaluable one, be it for its incredible depth as well as its impactful energy. And I'm grateful to J for allowing us this incredible opportunity to see the world from his singular perspective.
     
    Enjoy.
     
    You can connect with J.Perry via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube as well as his official website.
     
    You can download the MP3 for this episode by right-clicking here and choosing "Save As"

    • 48 min
    Ep. 138 - Purpose Filled Journey (w. Ian Farrar)

    Ep. 138 - Purpose Filled Journey (w. Ian Farrar)

    "Grind while they sleep"
     
    "Don't stay in bed unless you can make money in bed"
     
    "Sleep when you're dead"
     
    How many of these memes, quotes or photos have you seen lately glorifying the almighty "Hustle"?
     
    I sure have. I've even shared a couple myself. You guys know I never set aside the importance of having to put in the work and sacrifice to achieve your intended success.
     
    Today's conversation however, gave me pause as it left me full of respect, humility and hope. Thing is, my next guest, Ian Farrar, had experienced the ups and downs of an incredible career in a way that very few people can truly understand.
     
    As a sales professional, entrepreneur and founder of Far North Ltd and Carpeway Ltd, Ian has over 20 years in global business development roles.  With a strong, global network of influential contacts to call on, Ian has founded, scaled and exited companies in his native North East.  Ian also has impressive experience holding non-executive directorships for public sector organizations.
     
    As a self-confessed Social Evangelist, Ian embraces relationships across many social platforms.  Founding and hosting the UK’s top-ranking business podcast Industry Angel, saw Ian nominated for a 2016 European influencer award alongside juggernauts Gary Vaynerchuk and Tim Ferris.
     
    As an accomplished keynote speaker, Ian often shares his burn out experience that landed him pushing through business meetings with beta blockers and ultimately collapsing in the hospital.  
     
    Ian subsequently fired himself from corporate life in 2015.  With a calling to share his thoughts on culture and leadership, Ian speaks passionately about the need for leaders to protect their teams from workplace stress. In addition, Ian also explains his love of personal branding through content creation and calls for his audience to begin their own projects as "no one is coming to save you".
     
    This incredible conversation was a blessing in disguise. Ian's personal account was a welcome reminder that we have an inherent responsibility to take care of our mental health and that success, however that looks for you, should not come at the expense of your personal wellbeing. 
     
    You can connect with Ian via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube as well as his official website.
     
    You can download the MP3 for this episode by right-clicking here and choosing "Save As"

    • 45 min
    Ep. 137 -  Stronger. Better. Together. (w. Liz & Philippe Pierre-Saint)

    Ep. 137 -  Stronger. Better. Together. (w. Liz & Philippe Pierre-Saint)

    I believe there's a huge difference between collaborating with your significant other as spouses as opposed to running a business together.
     
    Some things just do not mix. Those are my own personal reservations and I'm sure I'm not the only one in that regard.
     
    But, there are those who subscribe to the other school of thought: with the emphasis that building and running a business with your spouse can be a welcome opportunity for creativity, team-building, resourcefulness and yes, even strengthened intimacy.
     
    I never shy away from the opportunity to admit what I don't know and to learn a thing or two. Which is what got me pretty excited when I linked up and invited my next guests, Liz & Philippe, to be on the program. 
     
    As the founders and owners of the amazingly inspiring and aptly-named Dueling Cups Coffee & Tea, this husband & wife dynamic duo were a gem to sit down and talk to. Indeed, getting the perspective from two people who took a dream and made it their commitment to execute and materialize, come what may was pretty inspiring.
     
    From Liz's conviction to listen to The Universe and take the Leap to Phil's initially fearful yet supportive involvement, to the two of them bringing their dream to a successful light, such a breath of energy and truth cannot be understated.
     
    On this episode, Liz & Phil give us a firsthand look into the ups and downs of building a business from scratch, the relentless mindset, the importance of teamwork, believing in yourself as well as each other and so much more...
     
    Enjoy.
     
    You can connect with Liz & Philippe via Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, as well as their official website.

    • 57 min
    [REBROADCAST] - Ep. 111 - The Magic Happens In The Application (w. Erika Darbouze)

    [REBROADCAST] - Ep. 111 - The Magic Happens In The Application (w. Erika Darbouze)

     
     
    *This episode originally aired on February 18th, 2020*
     
    Entrepreneurship has its ups and downs, and among the latter is the isolation.The fact that you put in so many insane hours can get maddening at times. So when someone out there in The Universe drops a comment...sends a DM...an email...or shares a review...Believe me - a guy is quite appreciative.This is, in a nutshell, how I met and got to connect with my next guest, Erika Darbouze, and felt quite taken with her journey both as an Entrepreneur and business-owner.You guys probably think I'm joking when I tell you this but I truly do read all of your comments. And it's throughout our various exchanges, when I came to embrace a fellow achiever's Awesome journey as something that I personally considered near and dear to my heart, that I thought : "Why not have her on the podcast as well...?"Erika is the founder and CEO of Haiti's Corner, a B2B Export Marketing Firm, whose mission is aimed at introducing and promoting the Haitian Culture to the world through its impressive catalog of brands and various products.As you'll soon discover, Erika is a definite and powerful example of how one can align skill, training, resourcefulness and dedication to a righteous and noble cause.On this empowering episode, we discuss the importance of not watering down one's heritage, personal truth, dedication to the bigger picture, and how mindset is the keystone of success.When you find yourself in the fortunate position to walk a path of genuine purpose and truth, you're already ahead of the pack.Enjoy.You can connect with Erika via Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin as well the Haiti's Corner official website.
     

    You can download the MP3 for this episode by right-clicking here and choosing "Save As"
     
    Stay up to date - Subscribe to the podcast and get the latest episodes as soon they're published.
    (RSS) (Apple Podcasts) (Google Podcasts) (Spotify) (TuneIn) (Stitcher)
     

    Remember to leave a comment and let us know how we're doing. Either on the blog of via email :

    awakentheawesome@gmail.com

     
    #StayAwesome

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 136 - Confidently Grounded (w. Naike Saint-Pierre)

    Ep. 136 - Confidently Grounded (w. Naike Saint-Pierre)

    Today's episode is a rather heartwarming one.Thing is, when this podcast started, I didn't know what I was getting into. I just simply ran with what I had and made the best of it. Along the journey however, of the many incredible experiences that have come forth, one that has always humbled me is the genuine friendships I've managed to build. Indeed, people who initially started out as perfect strangers, eventually, through the random yet fortunate blessings of The Universe, have become some of the most vocal supporters of this podcast.Which is why I'm particularly thrilled to welcome back my friend, Naike Saint-Pierre, to the podcast.Naike has always stood out to me as a person of amazing energy and wisdom. As a Health Coach, Entrepreneur and Mother, she has always been an example of the many possibilities that are available to us when we align our energy with our purpose.Her passion for smoothies, vegan recipes, crystals and the wonderful gifts that Nature provides have always helped me see this world around us in a different light. In these incredibly challenging times, she was definitely the person I wanted to reach out to in order to help me, and hopefully some you, perhaps make better sense of the often overwhelming sense of stress, confusion and toxic internal dialogue that we've become way too familiar with in this 'New Normal'.On this episode, Naike's calm, nurturing and wise spirit brings some much needed clarity as we discuss healthy mental health habits, protecting your space, confinement while having to take care of your kids and run your business, owning up to your truth...and so much more.
     
    You can download the MP3 for this episode by right-clicking here and choosing "Save As"
     
    Stay up to date - Subscribe to the podcast and get the latest episodes as soon they're published.
    (RSS) (Apple Podcasts) (Google Podcasts) (Spotify) (TuneIn) (Stitcher)
     

    Remember to leave a comment and let us know how we're doing. Either on the blog of via email :

    awakentheawesome@gmail.com

    • 52 min
    [REBROADCAST] Ep. 064 - Arm People with Love, Hope & Faith (w. Svens Telemaque)

    [REBROADCAST] Ep. 064 - Arm People with Love, Hope & Faith (w. Svens Telemaque)

    *This episode originally aired on October 22nd, 2018 *
    "I'm not interested in talking about your rap sheet" I told him.
     
    Sure. It would have been easy and simple to make this a conversation layered with stories about his less precarious past. Anecdotes about his run-ins with the law, to local gangs, to friends that are not with us anymore, to pushing, to incarceration...
     
    That, in my opinion was an easy route and consequentially a small thread in the tapestry that defines my next guest's journey.
     
    Indeed, though his work as a poet, author, speaker, youth counselor and International Arms Dealer(not the kind you're thinking of), Svens Telemaque stood out to me as a true testament in regards to the fact that we truly are not defined by our past circumstances - but are certainly shaped by them.
     
    This exchange was a long time coming as I'd been meaning to have Svens on the podcast for quite a long time. I'll admit he'd been added rather early to the increasingly long list of potential guests I'd been considering for this program.
     
    What eventually transpired was a truly powerful, engaging and at times vulnerable exchange with an individual who, even having clearly connected with his sense of purpose, is still actively learning to strike the balance between his personal frailties and his mission to serve.
     
    I'm thankful to Svens for his many lessons in courage, resilience and accountability throughout this amazing exchange.
     


    You can connect with Svens via his Instagram page, Twitter, Facebook or official website.


     


    Bookings and speaking engagements should forwarded directly to the following email address:


    booksvens@svenstelemaque.com
     


    You can download the MP3 for this episode by right-clicking here and choosing "Save As"
     
    Stay up to date - Subscribe to the podcast and get the latest episodes as soon they're published.
    (RSS) (Apple Podcasts) (Google Podcasts) (Spotify) (TuneIn) (Stitcher)
     

    Remember to leave a comment and let us know how we're doing. Either on the blog of via email :

    awakentheawesome@gmail.com

     
    #StayAwesome

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

se.rose ,

This guy is a legend!

Oliver Day has one of those born-to-do-this radio voices. His interviews make you feel like you’re part of the conversation and you can be sure to always end the episode feeling more awesome and inspired.

dmo_thegreat ,

Awesome interviews

Olivier is a great host and learns so much about his guests beforehand. It really shows how much he cares about sharing and encouraging success. Great pod!

Christopher Dedeyan ,

Awesome job

Oliver does an awesome job interviewing all of his guests. He’s very articulated and asks the right questions to get more insight. Keep up the great job!

Top Podcasts In Personal Journals

Listeners Also Subscribed To