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People are incredible. This podcast series explores how most ordinary people have gone onto do and see the most extra-ordinary things. I'll be getting under the skin of what makes my guests tick and what the driving forces are behind their successes.
We'll be discussing the hurdles they've had to overcome too - whether that's mental health, grief, family illness or imposter syndrome just to name a few. Join me on this journey as we begin to find out what makes ordinary people so extra-ordinary.

Extra Ordinary with James Wallis James Wallis

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

People are incredible. This podcast series explores how most ordinary people have gone onto do and see the most extra-ordinary things. I'll be getting under the skin of what makes my guests tick and what the driving forces are behind their successes.
We'll be discussing the hurdles they've had to overcome too - whether that's mental health, grief, family illness or imposter syndrome just to name a few. Join me on this journey as we begin to find out what makes ordinary people so extra-ordinary.

    #31 - Jordana Franks - Launching a Make-Up Brand at 19

    #31 - Jordana Franks - Launching a Make-Up Brand at 19

    Hello and welcome back to another episode of Extra Ordinary with me James Wallis - the podcast that shines a light on ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

    In this episode I sit down with the founder and CEO of Jordana Ticia cosmetics - Jordana Franks.

    Jordana tells me how she started her business which was also her very first job.

    She guides me through so many aspects of her business from product development to marketing and how she’s built up a following of nearly 200k followers on instagram, which has led her to being stocked in boohoo and missguided as well as getting featured  in vogue and glamour magazines,

    Jordana’s super positive attitude is infectious and motivating which left me feeling really inspired.

    Enjoy the show.

    • 52 min
    #30 - Francesca Specter - Falling in Love with Being Alone

    #30 - Francesca Specter - Falling in Love with Being Alone

    Hello and welcome to extra ordinary with me James Wallis - the podcast that shines a light on ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

    This week I speak to internationally published author Francesca Specter to talks me about Alonement - a word she invented and trademarked herself

    Francesca, a self-confessed  reformed ‘extreme extrovert’, coined the word ‘alonement’ after discovering there was no positive word in the English language to describe valuable, fulfilling time spent alone.

    She has since gone on to feature everywhere from Sky News to BBC Woman’s Hour, partnered with leading publications such as Stylist Media Group, and spoken on behalf of organisations including the London Mayor’s Office, Women in Journalism and the Marmalade Trust, all about the importance of learning to be healthily alone.

    It was an absolute honour to chat to Francesca and hope you leave with as many takeaways as it did for me.

    Enjoy the show.



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    • 1 hr 5 min
    #29 - Charlie Wood & Adam Hill - Single and Gay in Lockdown

    #29 - Charlie Wood & Adam Hill - Single and Gay in Lockdown

    Hello and welcome to extra ordinary, the podcast that shines a light on ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

    In this episode I'm joined by the brilliantly funny and mildly catty Charlie Wood and Adam Hill.

    Charlie and Adam share their lockdown tales of dating, loneliness and self-discovery.

    Charlie talks about finding his first boyfriend whilst Adam tells me what it was like to deal with anxiety for the very first time.

    We discuss a range of topics from dating and single-hood, mental health, LGBT issues and so much more.

    If you enjoy this episode please be sure to follow or subscribe from wherever you’re listening from and if possible leave a review over on Apple Podcasts. Enjoy the show.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    #28 - Claire Sanders - Love, Careers & 'Leaning In' at 40

    #28 - Claire Sanders - Love, Careers & 'Leaning In' at 40

    Hello and welcome back to another episode of extra ordinary with me James Wallis. In this episode, i sit down with my former boss and personal life coach, Claire Sanders.

    Claire tells me about what it was like to end a 10 year relationship and find herself single again in her 40s. She also guides me through what it was like to leave her corporate job after 25 years and re-train as a life coach and how she’s been able to lean into new life experiences.

    Claire's story is really inspiring and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. As ever, please be sure to subscribe and follow from wherever you’re listening from to be notified of future episodes.

    Enjoy the show.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    #27 - Dan Tannenbaum - Leaving Finance for Digital Marketing

    #27 - Dan Tannenbaum - Leaving Finance for Digital Marketing

    Welcome back to another episode of  extra ordinary with me James Wallis where I speak to ordinary people who have gone on to do and see extraordinary things.
    In this episode I speak to the multi-hyphenated Daniel Tannenbaum on a range of topics.
    Daniel, who is the co-founder of Techround - the UK's largest startup and tech news website and Managing Director of Tudor Lodge Consultants a specialist SEO company, talks to me about how he got started in tech and how he got to where he is today.
    His achievements include:

    Nominated for The Drum's Rising Star Award,
    Runner-up in Hertfordshire's Young Business Person of the Year
    Hhis business - Tudor Lodge -  was named in Wirehive's Top 100 UK Digital Agencies in 2019.

    Daniel shares some incredible anecdotes from his career and shares his views on why traditional careers in law and accountancy should be scrapped to work in startups….he even gives a few hints and tips on how to improve your SEO
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    • 56 min
    #26 - Tal Booker (Part 2) - Sexuality?!

    #26 - Tal Booker (Part 2) - Sexuality?!

    In this episode I welcome back a very old friend of mine, Tal Booker for part 2.

    For those who are new, Tal joined me on the podcast for episode 2 where we talked about his incredible and fascinating journey through addiction and into recovery.

    In this episode we have a very frank and open conversation about his sexuality, coming out what it’s like to live in a binary world. Tal doesn’t hold back and he is profound and articulate as ever.

    As always, if you enjoy this episode please don’t forget to subscribe or follow from wherever you’re listening from to be notified of future episodes and of course if you’re listening on Apple please leave a review to help others find the podcast more easily. Enjoy the show.

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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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37 Ratings

37 Ratings

LeeK8877 ,

A weekly treat

Thoroughly enjoyable with a great mix of guests

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A must listen!

Inspirational, educational and motivational. A natural host and guests with stories full of substance. Can’t wait for what’s to come! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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