Insightful conversations with entrepreneurs, business leaders and other high-performing individuals, exploring the link between personal and business success.
What is success? How do you develop resilience? Who inspires you? How do you maintain your physical and mental wellbeing?
Our guests explore these questions and more...
John and Mark X. Cronin – Challenging perceptions and championing diversity
John and Mark X. Cronin are the dynamic father-son team behind John’s Crazy Socks, a social enterprise with a mission to spread happiness. They bootstrapped their business into the world’s largest sock store with multi-million dollar revenues, and won Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurs of the Year in 2019. What makes their story particularly special is that 27 year-old John has Down syndrome, and is constantly challenging preconceptions about differing abilities, exemplifying the remarkable achievements that can arise when inclusion takes centre stage.
Paul Lester CBE – Leadership, integrity and loving what you do
Paul Lester is a man of incredible wisdom and experience in the realm of business and leadership. He is or has been chairman of a number of businesses, including several FTSE 250 companies. Among other topics, Paul discusses what he learnt from extended management stints in the States and France, his views on private versus IPO companies, how the boardroom and his leadership style has changed over the years, and what an owner managed business should be looking for if they feel the need to put a chairman or non-exec in place.
Lee Hill – How to be customer obsessed
Lee Hill is MD and founder of Insightful, Runway and The Study. Lee works with individuals and businesses who are not only striving for growth but are customer obsessed. He believes that being customer obsessed will lead to faster growth whilst retaining larger profits.
Mark Northey & Evolve - Strategies for Growth
Factors such as Brexit, Covid and geopolitical instability continue to have a major affect on the world economy, and the natural consequence is that businesses are struggling for consistency and direction.
Warren sits down with Evolve’s delivery lead and advisor David Mutton to talk about the challenges and barriers to growth and the various routes and structures one can follow to achieve growth.
The second element of the conversation introduces Mark Northey, founder and MD of Norco, a composites engineering, design and manufacturing company. Under Mark’s guidance, Norco has achieved phenomenal growth, going from £12-million to £20-million in the past five years. Mark shares his thoughts on the approaches he’s adopted and how he’s maintained this amazing momentum.
Sally Henderson – Healthy leadership
Sally Henderson is a leadership mentor whose practice is founded on the belief that senior teams and leaders shouldn’t have to choose between being effective or being happy. Sally, who came from a recruitment background, has worked with leaders and teams from a number of large companies including British Red Cross, Coca-Cola, Forbes, NatWest, Nestle and Shell. Amongst other topics, Sally talks about her trademarked RealMethod, which aims at giving executive teams and senior leaders the practical and emotional toolkit to re-frame their mindset, give them a clear perspective and help them perform even more effectively.
Special 200th Episode with Kate Adie
To celebrate our 200th episode, we’ve lined up a very special guest in the form of Kate Adie. Kate was Chief News Correspondent for BBC News between 1989 and 2003, during which time she reported from war zones around the world. She retired from the BBC in early 2003 and now works as a freelance presenter on BBC Radio 4. Kate’s 14 year career as a news correspondent saw her cover everything from The Troubles in Northern Ireland, the Lockerbie bombing and the Tiananmen Square protests, to the wars in the Gulf and Yugoslavia, and the Rwandan genocide. She has met with leaders such as Colonel Gaddafi, and survived being shot at point-blank range.
Huge Amounts of Value
This podcast, simply put, is brilliant. Warren is an excellent interviewer and conversationalist, and his level of genuine intrigue results in him getting enormous amounts of value out of guests. Massive fan!
Very Thought Provoking
I really like the combination of emotional and business thinking that Warren brings to these podcasts. It seems he can always get his guest to answer both and therefore the insight is fantastic. Looking forward to many more.
I listened to the podcast you recorded with my sister Beverley Densham this week while out walking with my dogs and grandbaby.
I thought you asked some great questions that got her story out into the open.
Real wealth is often hard fought and precious and I believe reflected in this episode.
Ps: I think you would LOVE Bev’s Mindfulness Pilates if you attended a regular class Warren. I’m just off to class now - I have been taught by her since 1999!