49 episodes

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 • 45 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.

    #49 - Gaby Mendes - How I Turned my Podcast into a high-growth Business, Starting my Career 3 Times & Being every Twenty-Something's Wing-Woman

    #49 - Gaby Mendes - How I Turned my Podcast into a high-growth Business, Starting my Career 3 Times & Being every Twenty-Something's Wing-Woman

    Hello and welcome to extra ordinary with me James Wallis, the podcast that shines a light on ordinary people who have gone on to do and see extraordinary things. In this episode I am joined by podcast host, entrepreneur and all round hero Gaby Mendes.

    Gaby tells me how she went from teaching to working in events before starting her own business at the beginning of the pandemic.

    Gaby started the Talk Twenties podcast less than 3 years ago since which has gone on to win multiple awards and is now a growing business in its own right - helping twenty-something’s navigate the minefield that is adult life.

    Gaby and I touch on so many topics - from podcasting, personal branding, mindset, marketing, social media and all things enterprise.

    Gaby has resilience and determination like no other and it was an absolute honour to speak to her about her start-up journey and the amazing success of her podcast. As a podcaster myself, I learnt so much from this conversation so if you want to start a podcast then maybe this is the right episode for you too! 

    If you enjoy this episode please don’t forget that you can leave a rating and review for free on most platforms - it literally takes 2 seconds and it would mean the world to me if you were able to spare the time.

    Get in touch with James: https://linktr.ee/jameswallis

    Get in touch with Gaby: https://linktr.ee/talktwenties

    • 51 min
    #48 - Gemma Perlin - Why I Became a Life Coach, How You Can Change Your Life & The Power of Mind

    #48 - Gemma Perlin - Why I Became a Life Coach, How You Can Change Your Life & The Power of Mind

    In this episode, i'm joined by Gemma Perlin - a top life coach in based in London with a proven track record of transformative change in the people she coaches. Gemma tells me why and how she became a life coach and what those obstacles she had to overcome to get there. 

    Gemma's passion is infectious and I was fascinated by her profound insight and wisdom throughout my conversation with her. 

    If you're interested in mindfulness, wellbeing, psychology and self-development then this is a podcast you won't want to miss. 

    You can also watch the podcast over on YouTube/Spotify if you'd prefer...i'd love to get your thoughts on the new video formats so please drop me a note with any thoughts you have.

    Get in touch with Gemma:


    https://www.instagram.com/gemma_perlin/?hl=en 
    https://gemmaperlin.com/

    Get in touch with James:


    https://www.tiktok.com/@extra_ordinary_podcast
    https://www.instagram.com/james_wallis/
    https://www.instagram.com/extra_ordinary_podcast/?hl=en
    https://www.extraordinarypodcast.co.uk/
    jameswallis00@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #47 - Josh Delane - Career Transitions, Bio-Hacking, The Future of Marketing & More

    #47 - Josh Delane - Career Transitions, Bio-Hacking, The Future of Marketing & More

    Hello and welcome back to Extra Ordinary. 

    In my first studio interview episode, I sit down with Josh Delane. Josh Delane, who once worked at KPMG, left his corporate job to join the family business which he grew fourfold in just 7 years.  

    Developing a passion and flair for marketing, Josh decided to then start-up his own marketing agency Aptum which is growing from strength to strength. From life-hacking to bio-hacking Josh has developed a huge passion for personal and professional development....and has been documenting his journey and insights along the way on social media.   

    Check out Josh's socials here: 

    https://aptumagency.co.uk/ 

    https://www.instagram.com/aptumagency/

     https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-de... 

    Check out James' socials here: 

    https://www.extraordinarypodcast.co.uk/

     https://www.instagram.com/extra_ordin... 

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-wal...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #46 - Jake Posner - Redefining What It Means to have Dyslexia & Growing A Fashion Business

    #46 - Jake Posner - Redefining What It Means to have Dyslexia & Growing A Fashion Business

    Hello and welcome to extra ordinary with James Wallis. In this very special episode, I'm joined by Jake Posner, founder of No One True Anything, a fashion brand that seeks to raise awareness of Dyslexia.

    Kicked out of school at 16 with just one GCSE, Jake is now on an exciting mission to create real change and opportunities for people like him with dyslexia. In this episode,I had how Jake started his incredibly exciting business, where the idea came from, what obstacles are still in his way, his views on the fashion world and so much more.  

    If you enjoy this episode please head over to wherever you're listening from to leave a rating or review to help grow this podcast even further. 


    Find No One True Anything here- https://www.instagram.com/no__one__true__anything/?hl=en // https://noonetrueanything.com/
    Find Jake here - https://www.instagram.com/hellojakep/?hl=en
    Follow James here - https://www.instagram.com/james_wallis/
    Follow Extra Ordinary here - https://www.instagram.com/extra_ordinary_podcast/?hl=en
    Check out the website here - https://www.extraordinarypodcast.co.uk/

    • 41 min
    #45 - Matt Jones - Entrepreneurship, Resilience & Mental Health

    #45 - Matt Jones - Entrepreneurship, Resilience & Mental Health

    Hello and welcome to extra ordinary with James Wallis. In this very special episode, i am joined by Matt Jones

    Having over nineteen years of experience in the Advertising & Creative Industry and thirteen years as an entrepreneur, Matt has employed more than one hundred staff during his time founding, developing, and launching his award-winning businesses.

    Matt has held senior positions in the UK advertising industry and founded the creative advertising agency, S3 Advertising in 2011. He then grew his agency from a start-up into a multi-million-pound national business which he sold in 2019 for 7 figures.

    More recently, Matt featured on Dragons Den seeking a business partner for his male skincare brand MESOA Skincare…which also provides a safe and non-judgemental community for men and men's mental health.

    Over the past decade, Matt has won and judged several national awards in business and entrepreneurship communities, including the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2016, 2017 and 2018, with hopes to grow the list in 2022 and beyond.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please don't forget to leave a rating and a review if you can from wherever you're listening from. 

    Find Matt here - https://www.instagram.com/matt_mesoa/?hl=en

    Follow James here - https://www.instagram.com/james_wallis/

    Follow Extra Ordinary here - https://www.instagram.com/extra_ordinary_podcast/?hl=en

    Check out the website here - https://www.extraordinarypodcast.co.uk/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    #44 - Amelia Sordell - Business Failure, Business Success, Personal Branding & Being Totally Unapologetic about Everything

    #44 - Amelia Sordell - Business Failure, Business Success, Personal Branding & Being Totally Unapologetic about Everything

    Hello and welcome to Extra Ordinary with me James Wallis the podcast thaT shines a light on ordinary people who have seen and done extra ordinary things.

    And this episode I sit down with the personal branding guru Amelia Sordell who tells me about her far form ordinary career.

    From starting a fashion business at 21 which later failed and left her penniless to bouncing back with an amazing career in recruitment which later took her on a journey to starting her own personal branding agency, Amelia is like I say, far from ordinary.

    This chat is littered with interesting opinions and views on life and I literally could have spent weeks talking to Amelia. She is as badass as it gets and I was in awe….can you tell i'm a massive fan yet?

    If you enjoy this episode please head over to whichever platform you’re listening from and leave a rating or review if you can - it means the world to me and thank you to everyone who already has.

    Follow Amelia here - https://www.instagram.com/ameliasordell/?hl=en

    Follow James here - https://www.instagram.com/james_wallis/

    Follow Extra Ordinary here - https://www.instagram.com/extra_ordinary_podcast/?hl=en

    Follow Klowt here - https://www.instagram.com/klowtagency/?hl=en

    Check out the website here - https://www.extraordinarypodcast.co.uk/

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

LeeK8877 ,

A brilliant find

Love this podcast - have got a lot out of listening to those who’ve had similar experiences to me

its me rich g ,

Engaging, informative and easy listening

Found this podcast by accident and have since been hooked. I love the style of discussion and interview, along with some interesting & unusual guests that contribute to great content.

Xanis898 ,

Inspiring

Love this podcast. James is such a great host and the conversation he has with his guests is really inspiring. In a world that has become so shallow and vapid with social media it’s nice to listen to people go deep and reveal the true person underneath it all. A must listen!

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