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!
Reach me: https://www.whatitslikepodcast.com
Podcast Cover Art : @girlgazing
Intro Music: LiQWYD - Vibes
What It's Like... to be Rimi Thapar
On today’s episode, I’m sitting down with founder of plant-based chocolate brand, Love Raw. Growing up with two entrepreneurial parents, this week’s guest had no idea how much of an impact her family's businesses would have on her adult life. Taking a detour into the world of finance first, it wasn’t too long before her inner entrepreneur bubbled to the surface and she took a leap of faith into the world of health foods. Setting up shop in her in-laws' garage, she never would’ve expected Whole Foods to be the company that took a chance on her, but an initial order of 500 cases, an appearance on Dragons Den and multiple supermarket shelves later - it’s safe to say this was a risk that massively paid off! To tell her story in her own words, here’s what it’s like to be Rimi Thapar.
Shop Love Raw here
Follow them @loveraw
What It's Like... to be Nathan Quinn-O’Rawe
On today's episode, I’m chatting with the actor playing Mick in BBC Three’s upcoming comedy-drama My Left Nut. Taking classes at the local drama school in Belfast, this week’s guest never anticipated a starring role in an on-screen show. Deciding to leave acting behind him to focus on school studies, it was a random email he got whilst on holiday with his friends, that decided a new fate for him. Catching a flight home to audition, it wasn’t long before he was thrown into intensive filming and well, he can tell you what happened next. Sharing how he navigated a script set around a personal life story and the topic of men’s health, here’s what it’s like to be Nathan Quinn-O’Rawe.
My Left Nut will be airing on BBC Three tomorrow, Monday 25th April. The series will run over three episodes released weekly and you can catch up on iPlayer for anything you've missed.
What It's Like... to be Sukki Menon
On today’s episode, I’m sitting down with women’s rights activist and Singapore’s first ever burlesque performer. Coming from a very conservative, traditional family, growing up this week’s guest stifled her creativity and expression to please her family - but always knew there’d come a point she needed to let it be free. When it came to career choices, she first followed a more conventional path on entering the world of IT. Starting her first job in the UK, she spotted a burlesque club down the street from her office and everything changed. From her first solo show to performing on some of the biggest stages in the world and changing legislation in her home country, she has quite the story to tell. Here’s what it’s like to be Sukki Menon, otherwise known as Sukki Singapora.
Follow Sukki on social media - @sukkimenon
Watch her on Netflix's Singapore Social
What It's Like... to be Lara Cullen
On today’s episode, I’m joined by executive coach, leadership development consultant and founder of The People Person. From an early age, this week’s guest was never afraid to rock the boat if it meant she was able to chase after what she really wanted. Driven and ambitious, she followed wherever life took her and ended up rising to the top of the corporate ladder before realising she was deeply unsatisfied. Taking a step back to evaluate things, she found herself being drawn to a new calling - and that’s how The People Person came to fruition. Now, an author and successfully transforming peoples' lives on a daily basis, she’s sharing her words of wisdom and secrets to finding true self-belief. Here’s what it's like to be Lara Cullen.
Find out more about The People Person here
Order Lara's book here
What It's Like... to be Max Fosh
On today’s episode, I’m chatting with a Youtuber and comedian, about to hit the road on tour. From as early as 11 years old, this week’s guest loved to make people laugh. Whether it was his mother on the way to school or a sold out venue, he always had a knack for entertaining and little did he know, would soon make a career out of doing just that. During his time at university, he decided to pursue his then dream of broadcasting and started a Youtube channel to get some video work under his belt. Setting up outside nightclubs, he began interviewing drunk students and StreetSmart was born. From then on, hard work and a chance encounter set the ball rolling. Filling in the gaps and sharing his insights into longevity online, why Youtube is the smart move and his upcoming Zocial Butterfly tour, here’s what it’s like to be Max Fosh.
Watch Max's channel here
Find out more about Max / book tickets to Zocial Butterfly here
What It's Like... to be Ash Jones
On today’s episode, I’m joined by founder and CEO of Great Influence - the UK’s leading personal branding agency. The expert that’s building some of the internet’s favourite entrepreneurs, it all started for this week’s guest when he met a guy named Steven Bartlett. Joining the team at Steven’s first start-up, Wallpark, it wasn’t until they began cultivating what would become the world-renowned digital marketing agency, Social Chain, that he began to notice a shift in the way things were being promoted. Realising people would more readily buy into people, rather than a whole load of adverts and campaigns, he started honing in on the art of building public profiles. After seeing massive success with Steven, he decided it was time to try make it on his own. Taking what he'd learnt so far, he set up Great Influence. Handling the personal images of Umar Kamani, founder of Pretty Little Thing, Julian Hearn, founder of Huel and Oliver Cookson of MyProtein - to name but a few - he's lifting the veil on the personal branding buzz word that's spreading like wildfire across social media. Here’s what it’s like to be Ash Jones.
For more on Ash visit his LinkedIn profile and keep up to date with him on social media @_ashleybjones
Fantastic interviewer and podcast!
Lucy is a fantastic host. So warm, inquisitive, and allows the guest to speak and tell stories. I am really enjoying the high quality nature of the podcast and the wonderful guests she brings on! Highly recommended!
Interesting guests, relaxed atmosphere and great conversation... you couldn’t want more from a podcast!
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! 😄🙌