34 episodes

Play Games. Create Jobs. Change Lives. The Gamers Change Lives Podcast is a show about how to build an esports business from literally anywhere in the world where each week we showcase the journey of an inspiring esports entrepreneur and learn how they solved one particular problem that everyone will ultimately face.

I am your host, Tom Leonard. I have a background in entertainment marketing. After working with many amazing esports entrepreneurs from emerging markets, they inspired me to create a show to tell their stories so that others can be motivated to create their own esports business. Gaming and esports can create jobs tackling the problem of global youth unemployment. Creating jobs from playing games. What could be better than that?

Gamers Change Lives Tom Leonard

    • Business

Play Games. Create Jobs. Change Lives. The Gamers Change Lives Podcast is a show about how to build an esports business from literally anywhere in the world where each week we showcase the journey of an inspiring esports entrepreneur and learn how they solved one particular problem that everyone will ultimately face.

I am your host, Tom Leonard. I have a background in entertainment marketing. After working with many amazing esports entrepreneurs from emerging markets, they inspired me to create a show to tell their stories so that others can be motivated to create their own esports business. Gaming and esports can create jobs tackling the problem of global youth unemployment. Creating jobs from playing games. What could be better than that?

    Divergent Thinking, Eliminating Judgement, and the Value of a Bad Idea

    Divergent Thinking, Eliminating Judgement, and the Value of a Bad Idea

    Jeremy Utley of Stanford’s d.school talks about how divergent thinking, eliminating judgement, and even generating bad ideas can lead to success.

    • 45 min
    Going Global: Navigating Media Strategies and Attending International Esports Events

    Going Global: Navigating Media Strategies and Attending International Esports Events

    Ronny Lusigi of IndexG Esports (Kenya) talks about intentional media strategies, innovative mentorship programs, and the value of attending international competition.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Pitching to Brands, the Power of Mentorship, plus Women in Esports

    Pitching to Brands, the Power of Mentorship, plus Women in Esports

    Rebecca Longawa, and esports industry veteran with over 20 years experience, talks about how to pitch to brands, the value of networking, and the status of women in esports today.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Review and Gratitude for 2022

    Review and Gratitude for 2022

    After 30 episodes, 32 guests from 19 countries we are grateful for the chance to tell these stories. And look forward to 2023.

    • 8 min
    How to Bring Esports to Brands

    How to Bring Esports to Brands

    Nick Smith and Romain Tixier talk about how brands can connect with a new generation through esports. Their marketing agency is GosuRabbit.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Deep Dive Into Venture Capital Investing in Africa

    Deep Dive Into Venture Capital Investing in Africa

    Mohamed Karar of Launch Africa talks in detail about how their venture capital firm has grown to be one of the most active early-stage firms in Africa.

    • 48 min

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