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The Inspiration Space Podcast

The Inspiration Space Podcast Haydn Elliott

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The Inspiration Space Podcast

    #94 - Thriving is Only 1%

    #94 - Thriving is Only 1%

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    • 16 min
    #93 - The Freedom from Being Fearless - Charles Esten, Nashville Star, Performer, Actor, Comedian and My Godfather

    #93 - The Freedom from Being Fearless - Charles Esten, Nashville Star, Performer, Actor, Comedian and My Godfather

    I had the pleasure of sitting with actor, comedian and performer Charles Esten recently.  Most notorious for his role in Nashville as Deacon Claybourne. This was extra special for me as Charles, or Chip as I better know him, is my godfather and somebody I look up to in many ways. He Is one of the most charismatic yet humble people I've had the pleasure of meeting. I always jump at the opportunity to spend time with him when I can and this was a wonderful experience for me to record this episode.

    Chip started his amazing career in LA before moving to London to work for my dad in his Westend show 'The Buddy Holly Story'. From there Chip has had an immense journey of ups and downs. His journey lead him to land a main role in hit series Nashville and he has just finished his first solo UK tour, finishing at none other than the Royal Albert Hall.

    This man is my godfather, an abnormally talented individual but more than anything he is one of the most incredible and intelligent men I've ever spoken to. I loved this episode more than you can imagine and it will be an hour I will never forget.

    Here are a few things we spoke about:

    - Chip's early career. From working in LA to moving to London.

    - How he had to jump at his opportunities and making a last impact in those moments.

    - Hearing the story of how Chip's relationship with his magnificent wife Patty came a reality. A lovely story.

    - How being present is just so important to him.

    - Prioritisation is key to living a fulfilled life.

    - How to steer towards the fear and how that can make you powerful.

    - 'We are stronger than we think'. Hearing about the adversity that Chip's family has been through with their youngest Addie. How the family came together and came out on top... TOGETHER.

    - Chip's toolbox analogy. Beautiful.

    - Knowing where you want to go in life is great but building and nurturing your foundations is what really matters.  You think some things matter in life but it's in moments of adversity that you realise they don't. It's the foundations that really matter when it comes down to it.

    - The charity work that Chip does for Leukaemia.  The Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's evening walk and fundraising event to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer. Thousands of participants raise funds for vital research and patient services and on these special nights they carry illuminated lanterns in support of those who have survived, those battling and those who have lost their fight with cancer. The link is below to see the work Chip is helping with for that cause.

    https://www.charlesesten.com/lls

    AN incredible episode. Lap it up people. It is a beautiful listen.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #92 - The Oral Healthcare Revolution - Hamish Khayat and Brittany Stewart, Co-founders of BURST Oral Care

    #92 - The Oral Healthcare Revolution - Hamish Khayat and Brittany Stewart, Co-founders of BURST Oral Care

    Burst Oral Care, co-founded in August 2017 by Hamish Khayat and Brittany Stewart, has revolutionized the $40 billion oral care industry by providing consumers with high-quality dental products at an accessible price through its direct ship subscription business model.

    Together both Hamish, who has recently been voted a Forbes 30 under 30, and Brittany, who I was told by Hamish has won more awards than she knows what to do with, have taken BURST to incredible height in the space of only two years.  As the company continues to grow it was a real honour for me to sit down and talk to them both to hear the company's story.

    Their amazing relationship as co-founders is obvious and I was very grateful for their time. Below is a few of the topics we covered.  It was a seriously enjoyable episode so get stuck in!!

    - Some of the early challenges, few early successes, and a few aha moments that happened with the business in the early days.

    - Why the US was the best place to start the oral care subscription model.

    - Brittany’s ‘success soup’ - an expression I will forever use. Brittany explains how things started to really take shape for Burst and the ingredients that go into that success soup....

    - 99% of the time Hamish and Brittany have the same thoughts on a matter but the 1% of time they don’t and they have it out!

    - The are both openly confrontational which I find interesting. They always come 'to win the argument.'

    - They have worked hard to create a culture where opinion is important but the justification of that opinion is even more important.

    - Brittany’s thoughts on servant leadership.

    - Having an open and honest dialogue is key to a successful cofounder relationship.

    - What their number 1 piece of advice would be to going out and finding a co-founbder for your business.

    - How Burst have scaled up and how they plan to scale up further if the the opportunity comes about.

    - They each tell me their favourite book / resource that has helped shape their approach to life and business.

    Enjoy this episode with Hamish and Brittany... it's a screamer!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #91 - The Power of Community and Exercise - Mark White, Founder of Your Town Active and Red Bull Social Entrepreneur

    #91 - The Power of Community and Exercise - Mark White, Founder of Your Town Active and Red Bull Social Entrepreneur

    Your Town was planted when the Founder, Mark White, sent himself an email in 2011 with an idea for a running event that started and finished in Hoddesdon town centre. Three years on, a chance meeting in April 2014 brought ‘Give Your Town The Run Around’ to life, and following a steep learning curve, our first event happened just 5 months later in September 2014.

    A year later in October 2015, after putting on two more successful events, the company decided to have a permanent presence in town and invested in our first Street Office. And so… Your Town was born!

    Fast forward a few years and Your Town pursued their passion for building and celebrating community in a diverse range of ways. In December 2015, they launched Your Town Clubs, with free weekly clubs for local runners and walkers. In October 2016 they piloted our first “Get-Togethers” simultaneously across three Hertfordshire towns with a run, walk and bike ride for up to 100 participants in each. During the summer 2017, they kicked off “Give Your School the Run Around” programme, which included 10 local primary schools in activities to raise awareness of health, wellbeing and community, culminating in a grand finale event hosted by a local secondary school.

    More than most people I get to see the power of what exercise can do to a community. Mark has a passion for it too and it was amazing to see. It was great to meet him and I am so glad he got the chance to be a part of the Redbull Ampahiko Academy. On that note going up and seeing what the Redbull Amaphiko Academy was all about was pretty sensational!! For those that don't know what it is the Red Bull Amaphiko is a programme to help Social Entrepreneurs create innovative and sustainable change in their communities.  This episode is the last part of a 3 part series I recorded. I also interviewed two other great guys with two other great business.   The link for Your Town is below here.https://www.yourtown.community

    Also follow their instagram page - @yourtownactive

    • 33 min
    #90 - Healthy People, Healthy Planet - Sean Morrison, Co-founder of Pulsitos and Social Entrepre

    #90 - Healthy People, Healthy Planet - Sean Morrison, Co-founder of Pulsitos and Social Entrepre

    The environmental issues we are faced with today are quite shocking. I in the past have been quite oblivious / ignorant towards them. However over the past 18 months I have had my eyes opened by certain people around me. Doing my research for Sean Morrison, the cofounder of Pulsitos, gave me another opportunity to learn more around particularly the issues surrounding plastic pollution and other environmental issues.

    Pulsitos are a healthy snack that leads to healthy people and a healthy environment. Their product is good for the environment and it’s packaging does nothing to harm it. With 8 billion tonnes of plastic polluting our oceans every year... something has to be done. If more companies operated line Pulsitos then the world would be a better place.

    This was a great episode to record as I got on really well with Sean. A really switched on man who really cares about what he is doing. Along with his wife I believe they will do some amazing things with Pulsitos!

    It was great to meet him and I am so glad he got the chance to be a part of the Redbull Ampahiko Academy.

    On that note going up and seeing what the Redbull Amaphiko Academy was all about was pretty sensational!! For those that don't know what it is the Red Bull Amaphiko is a programme to help Social Entrepreneurs create innovative and sustainable change in their communities. 
    This episode is part of a 3 part series I recorded. I also interviewed to other great guys with two other great business.  
    The link for the Pulsitos is below here.

    https://www.pulsitos.com

    Also follow their instagram page - @pulsitos_uk

    • 39 min
    #89 - "In a song there is a soul that is eternal" - Ben Slack, Founder of the Swan Song Project and Redbull Amaphiko Social Entrepreneur

    #89 - "In a song there is a soul that is eternal" - Ben Slack, Founder of the Swan Song Project and Redbull Amaphiko Social Entrepreneur

    Ben Slack is the founder of the Swan Song Project. The Swan Song Project gives people facing end of life and those surrounding them the opportunity to write and record their own original song. A professional songwriter provides support to guide each person, through finding the initial idea to the completed recording. No previous musical experience or abilities are required.  Everyone has a unique way of expressing themselves and this is what makes great songs. With the right support everyone can do it.
    Ben is such a down to earth, kind and positive guy.  It was great to meet him and I am so glad he got the chance to be a part of the Redbull Ampahiko Academy.
    On that note going up and seeing what the Redbull Amaphiko Academy was all about was pretty sensational!! For those that don't know what it is the Red Bull Amaphiko is a programme to help Social Entrepreneurs create innovative and sustainable change in their communities. 
    This episode is part of a 3 part series I recorded. I also interviewed to other great guys with two other great business.  
    The link for the Swan Song Project is below here. https://www.swansongproject.co.uk/about
    Also follow their instagram page - @swansongproject

    • 32 min

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