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Smash The Box is a personal development business offering workshops, coaching and talks for people and businesses looking to find purpose and meaning in both their work and their personal lives. For those who want to break out of the norm and achieve more, whether that be professionally, personally, physically, emotionally or spiritually. In the Smash The Box Podcast series, we interview people with inspiring stories and share them with the world. These are stories of overcoming adversity, of hardship, of success, of joy and all round inspiration. Find out just how these people have Smashed The Box.

Smash The Box Mark Pitcher

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 52 Ratings

Smash The Box is a personal development business offering workshops, coaching and talks for people and businesses looking to find purpose and meaning in both their work and their personal lives. For those who want to break out of the norm and achieve more, whether that be professionally, personally, physically, emotionally or spiritually. In the Smash The Box Podcast series, we interview people with inspiring stories and share them with the world. These are stories of overcoming adversity, of hardship, of success, of joy and all round inspiration. Find out just how these people have Smashed The Box.

    100 Epilogue with Mark Pitcher

    100 Epilogue with Mark Pitcher

    A personal message from me to sign off this podcast series. In this final and 100th episode I pay tribute to all 99 of the amazing and inspiring guests that have appeared in the series, as well as those who have helped to make it happen. I also share some of my personal journey, the purpose behind starting the podcast and the reason for ending it now. I cover grief, coaching and the effect of the pandemic. As well as reflecting back, I also look forward to 2021 with optimism, excitement and patience(!) as I share my future direction and new creation; HOLISTIC ADVENTURES (holistic-adventures.com). If life is a book, then Smash The Box has been an incredible chapter. Thank you above all to YOU, the listener for taking the time out to spend with me. Whether you’ve listened to all the episodes, a small section or even just one, my hope is that the impact has been a positive one. I for one, have learnt so much from my guests. Stories make the world go round. The aim was always to share stories from all walks of life with a view to inspiring others and effecting positive change in people. To give airtime to stories that deserved it and might not otherwise have been heard. I think we achieved that. Wishing you all love and positive energy for the year ahead. Mark Pitcher shall return in 2021…with HOLISTIC ADVENTURES. Part Holistic Retreat/Part Coaching Workshop/Part Adventure Camp, Holistic Adventures is for anyone on a healing journey. Because not all healing has to take place within the confines of a white walled therapists office. For any initial enquires, contact; mark@holistic-adventures.com. Watch this space...

    • 32 min
    099 Bouncebackability with Cleo McLaren

    099 Bouncebackability with Cleo McLaren

    Inspiration is a word that comes up a lot when speaking with Cleo McLaren. Not only is she an inspiring human being, a practising lawyer, certified coach and podcaster, but she is also role model to single Mum’s everywhere. Cleo takes her own inspiration from her mother, who raised her on her own and gave her strength. Cleo also cites her primary school teacher who gave her confidence at an early age. “She chose me to be Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz” and it started there! There is a realness to Cleo that is palpable through the way she talks and it carries over into her work; “My coaching is not just a bag load of mantras to repeat 10 times a day until you believe it, because life isn’t that simple”. She coaches from the heart and encourages clients to dig deeper. "Blips happen in life. We all experience hurt and joy. I want them to be able to bounce back, because there is always a way forward.” Her new podcast; 'Conversations With Cleo' is part-inspired by her brother whose achievements, despite an ongoing battle with cancer, have motivated Cleo to get his story out there NOW, rather than later. Cleo talks openly about her own health battles and how she has completely reframed her approach to fitness in a way that is calmer and now prioritises her own emotional well being. “My purpose is to share the love and light that I have with as many people as I can so, they may be uplifted and elevated in their lives. For more on how Cleo lives this purpose, tune into this warm, emotional and yet gritty and real episode as we cover coaching, family, the law and life/work balance.

    Smash The Box is a personal development business. Everything I do is with the aim of inspiring you to find your purpose so you can make your mark on the world. One way I do this is by sharing people’s stories. Inspiring stories that the world needs to hear. Stories of breakthroughs, of adversity overcome, of achievements, successes, of setbacks and turnarounds, of realisations and lightbulb moments. This audio experience is a natural and perfect complement to the existing services of Life Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Breakthrough Workshops and Inspirational Talks - all of which forms something quite unique and special. If you are looking to find your purpose in life, in work, or both, then don’t just think outside the box. It’s time to Smash The Box!

    Connect with us!
    www.smashthebox.me
    www.youtube.com/channel/UC7fEEvjX52qS928oyLGCtuQ
    www.facebook.com/SmashTheBoxMarkPitcher/
    www.instagram.com/markpitcher_smashthebox/

    • 52 min
    098 Saving The World At Lunch with Carolyn Ball

    098 Saving The World At Lunch with Carolyn Ball

    Carolyn Ball is in a hurry. She’s in a hurry to help save the world for her children and future generations. She is acutely aware of the seismic task ahead of her and is smart and humble enough to know that she cannot do it alone. Always passionate and talented, Carolyn finally found a creative outlet for her dream and Save The World At Lunch was born. She is the first to admit it’s a personal passion project; “I am documenting something, rather than creating business”, she says humbly. It’s a project though with which she is determined to make an impact. A mini-movie series is about to launch; one for adults called and one for children, with a first trail coming in December 2020 called ‘An (In) Edible Inheritance'. The project centres around the importance of people making food and drink choices that serve the wider world and everyone in it. One aim is simply to inspire other families to also do things differently, which otherwise might not have and to see the results of that. Small steps lead to giant leaps. Carolyn sees much of the inertia that paralyses people due to the enormity of the challenge and is attempting to present something very accessible and simple, starting with her own family, that we can all apply in our own lives. Carolyn has always loved the food and drink hospitality sector and still passionately works the day job for Restaurant Associates. She also needed a creative outlet though, to express herself through and an idea was born. Listen in to this warm and wonderful podcast and you won’t help but be infected by Carolyn’s warmth, enthusiasm and passion for her subject, as we talk sustainability, food and drink, ice baths and roller skates!

    Smash The Box is a personal development business. Everything I do is with the aim of inspiring you to find your purpose so you can make your mark on the world. One way I do this is by sharing people’s stories. Inspiring stories that the world needs to hear. Stories of breakthroughs, of adversity overcome, of achievements, successes, of setbacks and turnarounds, of realisations and lightbulb moments. This audio experience is a natural and perfect complement to the existing services of Life Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Breakthrough Workshops and Inspirational Talks - all of which forms something quite unique and special. If you are looking to find your purpose in life, in work, or both, then don’t just think outside the box. It’s time to Smash The Box!

    Connect with us!
    www.smashthebox.me
    www.youtube.com/channel/UC7fEEvjX52qS928oyLGCtuQ
    www.facebook.com/SmashTheBoxMarkPitcher/
    www.instagram.com/markpitcher_smashthebox/

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Sandie101 ,

How to be amazing - Tim Dingle

What a fantastic podcast with an inspiring man absolutely loved it. One of the best podcasts I’ve listened to. So many great tips and definitely need to learn from him I constantly lose my glasses and just by putting them in the same place every time it will save me so much time and the same with my car keys, so simple but absolutely fantastic tip thank you. Just amazing listening to Tim. I also learned where the word amazing is from every day is a school day. So much great advice. Just wow.

x shopper ,

Thanks for another great podcast

Really enjoyed the discussion- I’ve
Left people not jobs that really resonated with me and applies for any industry.

I like the give give give - it is interesting how many things come back to that.
Liked the example of using stories to explain things - I wonder if that would work for lots of other work related manuals too!
Many thanks Michael and mark.

jcbAlice ,

0026 Sue Cook The child brain whisper

What an inspirational lady. Truly wish she had be been around when I was growing up and struggling with dyslexia. Thank you Sue for helping out families who need someone to help and not taking no as an acceptable answer to tricking problems.

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