The 1% Podcast features guests and experts that will offer advice and insight to help you optimise your performance, wellbeing, critical thinking, and life. We chat to an eclectic range of top-class performers from sport, business, politics, art etc. to extract the tactics, tools and routines you can use to get 1% better and achieve success. This is The 1% Podcast.
A Life Less Ordinary with Mark Little
Mark Little attended Trinity College Dublin before becoming an award-winning foreign correspondent and TV anchor for the national TV station RTÉ. He also presented the network’s top-rated current affairs programme, Prime Time, and was its first Washington correspondent. He has covered some of the biggest stories of the 21st century, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the election of Barack Obama.
In 2010 he took a leave of absence to establish Storyful, a social news agency that pioneered new models of verification and collaboration. He sold Storyful to News Corp in 2013 and went on to work with Twitter (now X), first as VP of Media Partnerships in Europe and later as MD.
In 2016, he left that position to set up the digital news venture Kinzen (originally NevaLabs). Kinzen provides data and research to trust and safety professionals, content moderators and public policymakers, helping them deal with threats such as dangerous misinformation, hateful content, violent content, violent extremism and dangerous organisations. Kinzen was acquired by Spotify in 2022.
Behind the Music, Beyond the Mind – Daniel Levitin's Masterclass on Sound and Successful Ageing
Daniel Levitin is a neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist, bestselling author and musician whose work encompasses music, the brain, health, productivity and creativity. He is the Founding Dean of Arts & Humanities at Minerva University in San Francisco and Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal.
He is the author of the best-selling books This Is Your Brain on Music, The World in Six Songs, The Organized Mind, A Field Guide to Lies and Successful Aging (published in the UK as The Changing Mind). He has published more than 300 articles, in publications that include Science, Nature, PNAS, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal.
As a musician, he has performed with the likes of David Byrne and Sting, has released two solo albums, produced and consulted on albums by artists including Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan and Joni Mitchell, and has been awarded 17 gold and platinum records.
Unlock the Secrets of Effective Communication with Matt Abrahams
Matt Abrahams is a leading expert in communication with decades of experience as an educator, author, podcast host, and coach. As a Lecturer in Organizational Behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, he teaches popular classes in strategic communication and effective virtual presenting. He hosts the award-winning podcast Think Fast, Talk Smart.
In his new book ‘Think Faster, Talk Smarter: How to Speak Successfully When You're Put on the Spot’, he offers six steps to help improve your spontaneous speaking skills, including how to think faster, manage your anxiety, and structure everything from feedback to small talk to make it more engaging and productive for everyone involved.
Exploring the Perfect Fit: Insights on Workplace Culture and Personal Growth with Dr. André Martin
Dr André Martin is an organisational psychologist and author of the book ‘Wrong Fit, Right Fit – Why How We Work Matters More Than Ever’. It seeks to solve the crisis of commitment in the modern workplace, positing that the issue isn’t good or bad culture, but the fit between our ideal way of working day-to-day and that of the companies we join.
He has spent over 20 years as the Chief Talent Officer of iconic brands such as Mars, Nike, Google, and Target. Now, acting as an operating advisor, coach, and consultant, André continues to counsel leaders and founders to peak performance.
Season 16 Highlights
That’s a wrap! Season 16 of the One Percent Podcast is now on all podcast platforms.
We pulled together a recap episode for you this week, featuring short clips from some of the great moments in the podcast’s twelfth season. We were fortunate to have incredible leaders from across industries, disciplines, and fields share their stories and perspectives – and we wanted to share them with you as we wrap up Season 17 and look ahead to the next season.
Here are some of the guests featured in this wrap-up episode:
Niall ‘Bressie’ Breslin: one of Ireland’s most formidable and inspiring mental health advocates
Simon Horton: the founder of Negotiation Mastery, a centre of excellence in the world of negotiation
Níall Ó Murchú: wellness expert, author and certified Level 3 Wim Hof Method instructor
Dr Karen Weekes: adventurer, sports psychologist, university lecturer, corporate consultant, and first Irish woman to row solo 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in 80 days
Dan Pontefract: leadership strategist, author, and keynote speaker
We’re hard at work planning Season 17, and as always we would love your feedback and perspective.
Unleashing Leadership Excellence with Dan Pontefract
Dan Pontefract is a renowned leadership strategist, author, and keynote speaker with over two decades of experience in senior executive roles at companies such as SAP, TELUS, and Business Objects. Since then, he has worked with organizations worldwide, including Salesforce, Amgen, the State of Tennessee, Nestlé, Canada Post, Autodesk, BMO, the Government of Canada, Manulife, Nutrien, and the City of Toronto, among others.
As an award-winning and best-selling author, Dan has written five books: Work-Life Bloom, LEAD. CARE. WIN., Open To Think, The Purpose Effect, and Flat Army. Dan also writes for Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and other outlets.
Dan is a renowned keynote speaker who has presented at four TED events and has delivered over 600 keynotes. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business and has received over 25 industry, individual, and book awards.
Dan’s career is interwoven with corporate and academic experience, coupled with an MBA, B.Ed, and multiple industry certifications and awards. Notably, Dan is listed on the Thinkers50 Radar, HR Weekly’s 100 Most Influential People in HR, PeopleHum’s Top 200 Thought Leaders to Follow, and Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers.
Thought provoking listen
Really enjoyable listen. Episodes are very different but lots of practical insight & ideas.