For years I was trapped in a cycle of excessive drinking. I became subdued, a half-version of myself and began to realise the damage alcohol was doing to my relationships and career. In 2019, I became sober. It's the best decision I’ve ever made and inspired me to start my own business. CleanCo is now the largest independent non-alcoholic brand in the UK. Building a business has been the most challenging thing I’ve ever done and I’ve become fascinated by how other people have developed a mindset for success. Each week I’ll be speaking to leading CEOs, inspiring entrepreneurs, incredible designers and other famous faces to find out what it takes to overcome life’s obstacles and be the best at what they do.
S2 E19: Eton College Head Master Simon Henderson: Inside the school where leaders are made
Eton College is one of the most famous boarding schools in the UK. It's educated 20 of Britain’s 57 prime ministers and has churned out many successful people over its nearly 600 year history. Eton is an easy thing to judge, but I wonder if some of your preconceptions will be challenged after hearing this week’s episode. Simon Henderson has been headmaster at Eton’s since 2015 and this interview gives you a rare insight into how things are done at one of the country’s most prestigious schools. I guarantee you’ll learn something from this episode. Simon’s views - especially on testing and extra-curricular activities - may surprise you.
S2 E18: Caroline Hirons: The most powerful woman in the beauty industry
Caroline Hirons is a skincare guru and is described as the most powerful woman in the beauty industry. She started off on the shop floor, working on beauty counters at Harvey Nichols. Now she's the CEO of her own brand, Skin Rocks. She took the internet by storm after launching her blog over ten years ago, which has now been viewed more than 125 million times. That led to a Sunday Times bestselling book, which became the bestselling beauty book of all time.
S2 E17: Mayor Sadiq Khan: From a London council estate to one of the top jobs in politics
Sadiq Khan is the Mayor of London, one of the top jobs in British politics. He is extremely ambitious and has achieved huge success in his career, previously working as a Labour MP and a human rights solicitor. But Sadiq came from humble beginnings. He grew up on a council estate in Tooting with 7 siblings. I absolutely loved my conversation with the Mayor. We discussed how to make tough decisions, whether sacrifices are necessary for a successful career, why more CEOs aren't in politics and his new campaign to make London safer for women.
S2 E16: Dan Carter: What you can learn about discipline and mindset from a rugby superstar
Dan Carter is hailed as one of the most elite and successful rugby players in the world. His new book The Art of Winning is a manual for aspiring leaders everywhere. There is so much to learn from Dan on how discipline, mindset and drive can help you achieve huge success - in sport, business or life.
S2 E15: James Buckley: Everything changed after The Inbetweeners
James Buckley is an actor and YouTuber, best known for his role as Jay Cartwright in the BAFTA-nominated sitcom The Inbetweeners. The iconic show was loved and watched by millions across the UK and its first movie had the biggest ever UK opening weekend for a comedy film. But nearly a decade after the show’s final film, Jay is only just getting back into acting. In recent years he, his wife and kids have become YouTube stars and James has become the first Cameo-millionaire. It seems there’s a lot of money to be made in calling people ‘bus wankers’. This interview is absolutely fascinating: James isn’t driven by money or fame, but a pure passion to make people laugh and smile.
Sara Davies: Dragons’ Den star’s savage advice to aspiring entrepreneurs
Sara Davies is an entrepreneur and the youngest ever female investor on Dragons' Den. She founded her company Crafter's Companion whilst a student in 2005 - and by the time she graduated the business was turning over half a million pounds a year. This episode is absolutely jam-packed with advice for budding entrepreneurs, so if you've ever thought about starting a business - don't miss this.
Best Podcast Ever!! Spencer you have nailed it!!
I listen to a number of podcasts, varying from James English, Newly Weds, Therapy Crouch, Dish etc…, but this podcast by far is the best and l can not wait for season 3!!
I tried to get into Spencer and Vogues podcast, even 6 degrees, but l always felt that Spencer felt forced being a part of these podcasts and was never that into them. This podcast is perfect for Spencer and because of that you can hear how much he is invested into it and his guests, and this for me is what makes it such a brilliant podcast.
Thanks to listening to these podcasts, l have sorted my health out (thanks to Dirtea and Your Heights), and the list is long of all the guests that have inspired me in one way or another, even Piers Morgan!!
Honestly Spencer you are smashing it with this podcast, can’t wait for the next season (hopefully l won’t have to wait long 😁)!!
I must admit, I’m not the biggest fan of Spencer Matthews. Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, I always think people like this have no business telling others how they became successful. Nepotism and the bank of mummy and daddy, no matter how much they’ll argue it isn’t. Anyway I digress.
This podcast is actually a really good interview and a really good insight into some fascinating businesses. It’s what diary of a ceo started out as before it became a sob story. He’s actually quite a good interviewer and comes across personable. Good job.
I was prepared to be underwhelmed & couldn’t have been more wrong. Spencer is an excellent interviewer. Articulate, probing, self effacing and honest. He’s really very good at interviewing although SM isn’t great at putting on a game face when he doesn’t really like the guest. Brilliant listening!