24 episodes

A podcast highlighting ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Hosted by Lucy Norris, listen along as I pick the brains of our generation's trendsetters and tastemakers to discover the true meaning of success. These are the stories of those who felt the fear and did it anyway!

Podcast Cover Art : @girlgazing
Intro Music: LiQWYD - Vibes

What It's Like ... with Luce Lucy Carol Norris

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

A podcast highlighting ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Hosted by Lucy Norris, listen along as I pick the brains of our generation's trendsetters and tastemakers to discover the true meaning of success. These are the stories of those who felt the fear and did it anyway!

Podcast Cover Art : @girlgazing
Intro Music: LiQWYD - Vibes

    What It's Like... to be André Bastié

    What It's Like... to be André Bastié

    On today’s episode, I’m chatting with co-founder and CEO of Happy Scribe, a transcription tool for researchers, journalists, podcasters and media production companies. Growing up in a small French village, this week’s guest always had a love for creating new things and by the age of 15 he was already deep into his first entrepreneurial project. Moving to Dublin to further his studies, he fell in love with the international vibe of the city and it was here his life changed forever. Tasked with transcribing over 10 hours of research, he felt that in this day and age there had to be a better way to translate audio files into written word without manually listening to his own voice drone on for days. So with the help of his roommate, he set out to find the solution and such is the story behind what would soon become his fully fledged transcription technology company, just two years later. From his family home in Paris, here’s what it’s like to be André Bastié.

    For more information on Happy Scribe, visit http://www.happyscribe.co

    • 31 min
    What It's Like... to be Pippa Moyle

    What It's Like... to be Pippa Moyle

    On today’s episode, I’m chatting with founder and CEO of the City Girl Network. Starting out her career in journalism as a way to entertain her passion for music, this female founder had her sights set on making a difference from the very beginning. Experiencing that all too familiar sense of graduate anxiety and fish-out-of-water syndrome, she left the world of PR and chaotic city of London for the idyllic shores of Brighton - where the lightbulb moment struck. Setting up an event in the hope to make some friends in her new city, she quickly realised the power of people in numbers and thus, the idea to create a global network of likeminded women finding their feet in new places across the globe, was born. Sharing her story, here’s what it’s like to be Pippa Moyle.

    For more information on the City Girl Network, visit https://citygirlnetwork.com and find them on social media @citygirlnetwork. 

    • 34 min
    What It's Like... to be Lisa Quinlan

    What It's Like... to be Lisa Quinlan

    On today’s episode, I’m chatting with owner of The Rolling Donut and Wildflower Cafe. Born with the delicious doughy baked goods running through her veins, this female entrepreneur had her sights set on growing the family business from the moment she was old enough to walk. Spending summers as a child helping her dad sell donuts from his stall at festivals, it came as no surprise that she would eventually look to carve out a career for herself in the food industry. Returning home from Australia many years later with a new found hunger for success, this week’s guest hit the ground running opening up a brand new cafe alongside a fresh location as part of The Rolling Donut rebrand. Against all odds, she persevered and now heads up one of Dublin’s most successful donut chains. With all that being said, here’s what it’s like to be Lisa Quinlan.



    For more information on The Rolling Donut visit: https://www.therollingdonut.ie and for Wildflower Cafe see: http://www.wildflowercafe.ie

    • 22 min
    What It's Like... to be Ibrahim Alkurd

    What It's Like... to be Ibrahim Alkurd

    On today’s episode I’m chatting with founder and CEO of New Mine, a company specialising in deploying enterprise-level blockchain mining operations. What began as an interest in cryptocurrency, soon transformed into a successful company - which at just 19 years old, he brought to life, in his med-school dorm room. Now 23, I think it’s fair to say we could all learn a thing or two from the ambitious entrepreneur who has also found himself co-founding a digital asset hedge fund in Palm Beach, gaining membership to the Forbes-approved Young Entrepreneurs Council and setting up his own charity targeted at providing sustainable aid to impoverished communities. Speaking to me about his journey, here’s what it’s like to be Ibrahim Alkurd.

    For more information on New Mine visit https://www.newmine.io, Lavaliere Capital see https://lavalierecapital.com and Samar Foundation go to https://samarfoundation.weebly.com. 

    Young Entrepreneur Council: https://yec.co

    Ibrahim's words on Forbes.com: https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2020/04/29/entrepreneurial-lessons-learned-from-launching-a-company-in-medical-school/

    • 41 min
    What It's Like... to be Stephen Weinmann

    What It's Like... to be Stephen Weinmann

    On today’s episode, I’m chatting to founder of Bike, Row, Ski and Performance Therapy Ireland. Swapping an engineering degree for a full on career in the world of fitness and physical therapy, this week’s founder has never been one to shy away from risk, especially if it meant spending each day doing what he loved. Starting out by opening what would become North Dublin's first CrossFit affiliate and Ireland's first Catalyst Athletics weightlifting affiliate, things grew, quite literally, from strength to strength and it's been all go ever since! Coming up with the idea to create a brand new studio class involving all three of the Concept2 ergs, he launched his latest venture - aptly named Bike, Row, Ski - and in just a few months of business, began attracting plenty of attention from overseas. Taking me through his journey from the very beginning, here’s what it’s like to be Stephen Weinmann.

    For more information on Bike, Row, Ski visit https://www.bikerowski.ie and for Performance Therapy Ireland, visit http://performancetherapy.ie. 

    • 39 min
    What It's Like... to be Sophia Money-Coutts

    What It's Like... to be Sophia Money-Coutts

    On today’s episode, I’m chatting with an award-winning journalist and author, who just so happens to be Tatler magazine’s ex features director. Growing up, this week’s guest knew she would forge a career in journalism but how, was the million dollar question. Graduating with a degree from London School of Economics, she realised with a jolt of reality that entering the world of storytelling wasn’t going to be as straightforward as stepping on to a well paid graduate scheme in one of the city’s corporations, as many of her friends were setting out to do. A stroke of luck and a tenacious attitude rewarded her with an opportunity to assist on the features desk at the Evening Standard and well, the rest is history! Taking her across the sea to the sandy deserts of Abu Dhabi and plunging her into the notorious world of Labradors, castles and dukes - her life is quite the compelling story in itself. Currently working on her fourth book in lockdown we spoke about making it in media, dealing with online trolls and what it’s really like to release a novel. Without further ado, here’s what it’s like to be Sophia Money-Coutts.

    Visit Sophia's website for more information on her writing and career and follow her on social media for updates. 

    Pre-order her fourth book out in August now: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wish-List-Sophia-Money-Coutts/dp/0008370567

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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Scott Stockdale ,

Such a lovely host!!

Luce’s content is fantastic and she is such a natural when it comes to having conversations with guests! Learnt a TON already and looking forward to seeing this podcast grow! 😄🙌

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