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Events Planner Liz Taylor interviews  celebrities and business leaders about the events & life lessons that contributed to their success.

Liz has been organising events for 30 years and in this podcast series, opens up her black book to invite an eclectic mix of people to discuss the events that made them.

Every interview is accompanied by an "Air Extension" - an episode dedicated to Liz's breakdown of the themes from each interview.

Events That Made Me with Liz Taylor Liz Taylor

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    • 4.9 • 57 Ratings

Events Planner Liz Taylor interviews  celebrities and business leaders about the events & life lessons that contributed to their success.

Liz has been organising events for 30 years and in this podcast series, opens up her black book to invite an eclectic mix of people to discuss the events that made them.

Every interview is accompanied by an "Air Extension" - an episode dedicated to Liz's breakdown of the themes from each interview.

    Bonus Air Extension: Identity from Carl Austin-Behan

    Bonus Air Extension: Identity from Carl Austin-Behan

    Carl Austin-Behan wears his identity with pride. Liz Taylor reflects on what identity is and why it's so important. 

    Liz Taylor's 30-year career in event planning has built an impressive portfolio of events, including celebrity weddings, charity fundraisers like Children in Need with Gary Barlow and huge gala dinners such as Winter White Gala at Kensington Palace for HRH Duke of Cambridge, as well as the Manchester United Champions League winning party in Moscow and Coronation Street's 40th anniversary celebrations. During lockdown, with the events industry on hold, she turned her attention to launching her own consultancy and realised a lifelong ambition in launching her own podcast. 




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    LGBT History Month Special Episode - Carl Austin-Behan OBE

    LGBT History Month Special Episode - Carl Austin-Behan OBE

    Carl Austin-Behan made LGBT history. 




    In this special episode for LGBT history month, celebrity events planner Liz Taylor is joined by Carl Austin-Behan. Carl tells Liz about being gay in the military in a time where it could have landed him in jail, and how eventually that would lead him to become the first openly gay Lord Mayor of Greater Manchester.




    Liz and Carl also discuss the challenges he faced being gay in the fire and rescue service, but how in the end it presented an opportunity to teach his colleagues about gay life. 



    Liz Taylor's 30-year career in event planning has built an impressive portfolio of events, including celebrity weddings, charity fundraisers like Children in Need with Gary Barlow and huge gala dinners such as Winter White Gala at Kensington Palace for HRH Duke of Cambridge, as well as the Manchester United Champions League winning party in Moscow and Coronation Street's 40th anniversary celebrations. During lockdown, with the events industry on hold, she turned her attention to launching her own consultancy and realised a lifelong ambition in launching her own podcast. 




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    • 35 min
    Bonus Air Extension: Commitment from Sandy Lindsay

    Bonus Air Extension: Commitment from Sandy Lindsay

    Sanday Lindsay has shown commitment, she's been led by her values and her integrity. Brand consultant Liz Taylor discusses knowing when a commitment is right for you, and why the most important commitments are the ones you make to yourself. 

    Liz Taylor's 30-year career in event planning has built an impressive portfolio of events, including celebrity weddings, charity fundraisers like Children in Need with Gary Barlow and huge gala dinners such as Winter White Gala at Kensington Palace for HRH Duke of Cambridge, as well as the Manchester United Champions League winning party in Moscow and Coronation Street's 40th anniversary celebrations. During lockdown, with the events industry on hold, she turned her attention to launching her own consultancy and realised a lifelong ambition in launching her own podcast. 




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    Entrepreneur 5 - Sandy Lindsay MBE, Tangerine

    Entrepreneur 5 - Sandy Lindsay MBE, Tangerine

    Sandy Lindsay has seven jobs. 




    Celebrity events planner and entrepreneur Liz Taylor is joined by Sandy Lindsay MBE. Sandy tells Liz about the most important lessons she's learnt in business and from life - including her dance troupe her family ran, as she was growing up. 




    Sandy also tells Liz about creating her PR agency, Tangerine, and The Juice Academy, which has created over 500 jobs for young people. On top of all that, Sandy shares how she's balanced a number of executive and non-executive roles for organisations - like the Rugby Football League and Forever Manchester. But if the pandemic has taught Sandy one thing, it's that now it's time to slow down.

    Liz Taylor's 30-year career in event planning has built an impressive portfolio of events, including celebrity weddings, charity fundraisers like Children in Need with Gary Barlow and huge gala dinners such as Winter White Gala at Kensington Palace for HRH Duke of Cambridge, as well as the Manchester United Champions League winning party in Moscow and Coronation Street's 40th anniversary celebrations. During lockdown, with the events industry on hold, she turned her attention to launching her own consultancy and realised a lifelong ambition in launching her own podcast. 




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    Sandy Lindsay
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    Tangerine
    The Juice Acadamy

    • 30 min
    Entrepreneur 4 - Carole Nash OBE DL, Carole Nash Insurance

    Entrepreneur 4 - Carole Nash OBE DL, Carole Nash Insurance

    What happens once you sell for 70 million?

    Celebrity events planner and brand consultant Liz Taylor is joined by Carole Nash OBE. Carole tells Liz all about how she created the largest motorbike insurance broker in the UK, and then why she sold it. Carole divulges how she created a brand that's bigger than herself. 

    Despite her success, the road was never smooth for Carole as a woman in a majority male industry. Then, later in life, she had to recover from major heart surgery. But the one thing that sets Carole apart is that she has always looked after those around her, and supported the causes she believes in.

    Liz Taylor's 30-year career in event planning has built an impressive portfolio of events, including celebrity weddings, charity fundraisers like Children in Need with Gary Barlow and huge gala dinners such as Winter White Gala at Kensington Palace for HRH Duke of Cambridge, as well as the Manchester United Champions League winning party in Moscow and Coronation Street's 40th anniversary celebrations. During lockdown, with the events industry on hold, she turned her attention to launching her own consultancy and realised a lifelong ambition in launching her own podcast. 




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    • 34 min
    Bonus Air Extension: Humility from Carole Nash

    Bonus Air Extension: Humility from Carole Nash

    Even when Carole Nash became hugely successful, she always remembered the people around her. Brand consultant Liz Taylor discusses how looking after the people around you means they'll look after you.

    Liz Taylor's 30-year career in event planning has built an impressive portfolio of events, including celebrity weddings, charity fundraisers like Children in Need with Gary Barlow and huge gala dinners such as Winter White Gala at Kensington Palace for HRH Duke of Cambridge, as well as the Manchester United Champions League winning party in Moscow and Coronation Street's 40th anniversary celebrations. During lockdown, with the events industry on hold, she turned her attention to launching her own consultancy and realised a lifelong ambition in launching her own podcast. 




    Liz Taylor 

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    Carole Nash
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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Jayooooooooooo ,

Inspiring Insightful Hilarious

Thank you Liz for a brilliant podcast! You are truly inspiring and I thoroughly enjoy listening to the many stories and lessons from you and your special guests 🥰xxx

Nina Warby ,

Brilliant podcast

Love this podcast, as a Rochdale girl it was fab listening to all these stories xxx I so wish I’d done drama and performing arts as I was so good at it but careers advisor advised me against it saying it wasn’t a proper job! So frustrating xxxx 41 now tok late 😢 looking forward to listening these all the time xxx

Lama lover 123🦄🐯 ,

Thought I knew everything

I’ve been a Take That and HD fan forever, thought I knew everything about Howard but just learnt a few more new things that I hadn’t heard before. I could have listened to this all day, really interesting on both sides. Sorry for your loss of your Dad Howard. Fingers crossed for a tour ASAP