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