49 episodes

There are an infinite number of stories out there. We all have them. Stories of connection, of pivotal moments, of adventure, opportunity and challenge. We speak with athletes, entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics, artists and creatives to share thought provoking stories of the mindset, mental fitness and thinking needed to get the best out of themselves and those around them.We explore how to "do stuff that matters, with people who count, in places that inspire".

infinite pie thinking Al Fawcett

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There are an infinite number of stories out there. We all have them. Stories of connection, of pivotal moments, of adventure, opportunity and challenge. We speak with athletes, entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics, artists and creatives to share thought provoking stories of the mindset, mental fitness and thinking needed to get the best out of themselves and those around them.We explore how to "do stuff that matters, with people who count, in places that inspire".

    Gus Worland: Creating Connections through Gotcha4Life

    Gus Worland: Creating Connections through Gotcha4Life

    Many of us are trying to find our way, or our direction. Many of us want to make a difference, many of us want to make an impact, many of us want to feel like we are contributing. Well, in this episode you will hear from a man who in mind is doing all of these things.
    You will hear my conversation with Gus Worland, who I could describe as a presenter, radio host, a broadcaster on the Triple M radio station in Australia. I could say he is the Founder of the Mental Fitness Foundation Gotcha4life, but these are all titles, and as you will hear in this conversation, Gus is so much more than that.

    I really enjoyed this conversation and I took a lot from it so I hope you do too. The whole point of these conversations is to share thought provoking stories and to realise that we all have something to offer others. That when we truly connect, we can make a massive impact, even if sometimes it doesn’t always feel like it, or we don’t realise it. This is not about comparisons, it really is about connections.
    So thanks again to Gus Worland for sharing his time, his stories and his perspective on things. I recommend that you check out his new podcast “Not an Overnight Success” and go and take a look at the Gotcha4Life foundation at gotcha4life.org and see the remarkable work they are doing there.  
    I also want to say a big thanks to you for taking the time to listen to some infinite pie thinking and my one ask is that if you know of anyone who would benefit from this episode, then hit the share button and send It to them. 
    I would love to know what you took from the conversation, so you can reach out to me via -
    the website - infinitepie.co.uk,
    on instagram -  @infinitepiethinking and @al_fawcett
    or LinkedIn with Al Fawcett , 
    or of course you can email using ipt@infinitepie.co.uk. 

    It would be great to hear from you.

    • 29 min
    Charlie Sampson: Coaching with Curiosity

    Charlie Sampson: Coaching with Curiosity

    Charlie Sampson is an Executive Coach, Co-Founder of several other leadership and development businesses, author of the business book 'Even Better If' and as you will hear, so much more. Charlie shares his thoughts and perspective on Leadership, Management, Coaching and Communication and  where they overlap and where they differ. We explore how the lessons from his own background and experience, coupled with all his research and the working with others, has helped him to shape his passion and enthusiasm for supporting others to make an impact.

    I loved our conversation around the value of being interested in others and their views, and the ability to explore and understand it, and about the importance of staying curious. Of course there was also the discussion around the quality of your questions;  how coaching and leadership is ultimately about communication; how you should look to work with people holistically as they are more than just their job title; about the power of responsibility and ownership and how that will make you stand apart; and how it is not about using time as an excuse, but learning how to use it effectively and to invest it wisely by having the right conversations at the right times. So a big thanks to Charlie Sampson for sharing his perspective on coaching with curiosity.

    If you want to know more about Charlie than head over to sampsoncoaching.co.uk or the Business Coaching Academy and you will see a lot more about many of the topics we discussed today.

    I would love to hear what you think and the action that you have taken, so reach out to me on Linkedin, or instagram or via infinitepie.co.uk . I would love to hear your stories. 

    • 51 min
    Alan & Emily Braithwaite; Standing Out with Yellow Tuxedo

    Alan & Emily Braithwaite; Standing Out with Yellow Tuxedo

    Alan and Emily Braithwaite are the husband and wife, co- founder team behind Yellow Tuxedo, the Digital Visibility specialists.

    In this conversation with Al Fawcett they share the origin story behind the Yellow Tuxedo name, their guiding principles and how this applies to the business, the different skills and outlooks they bring to the party and how they communicate, collaborate and compliment one another. That and their love for watching Cobra Kai in their downtime.

    If you want to know more about Yellow Tuxedo then you can head over to their website yellowtuxedo.co.uk or follow them on instagram @yellowtuxedo and the various other social media platforms.

    If you want to know more about the Gift of Story then you can email us at hello@giftofstory.co.uk

    For more infinite pie thinking stories and podcasts, then find us infinitepie.co.uk or follow us on instagram @infinitepiethinking

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: The Disruptive Innovation Co-Founders

    Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: The Disruptive Innovation Co-Founders

    For the first episode of 2022, I am excited to complete another 'first' and host two guests on the podcast. Two remarkable people who have impacted my life in a variety of ways and I am now pleased to be able to call them friends.

    I first met Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula a number of years ago when I was invited to New York to visit them as they hosted the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, an event they had Co-Founded.

    This event and the meeting certainly had a profound effect on me and started me on a path of curiosity, exploration and a desire to want to know more. So, whilst in this conversation we start off discussing the concept of the whole co-founder relationship, you will soon see how this chat takes us off in a variety of directions, with lessons and ideas sprinkled throughout.

    Take a listen and let me know what you think

    If you want to see more about what we do at infinite pie and explore more podcast episodes, then you can head over to infinitepie.co.uk and take a look around. 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Slice of PIE: Zak Brown on Leadership, Teamwork & Culture

    Slice of PIE: Zak Brown on Leadership, Teamwork & Culture

    Zak Brown is the CEO of McLaren Racing and of course this means that he is constantly focused on high performance and performance improvement. 

    In this Slice of PIE, I go back to episode 36, in which I spoke with Zak about what it would take to turn things around at McLaren to see them achieving the results that their history and their fans expected.

    In this 5 minutes Zak summarises the power of getting things right when it comes to Leadership, Teamwork and Culture, and of course the impact of getting it wrong. 

    From clear lines of leadership, clarity on roles, responsibilities, goals and how they will be measure, Zak outlines what was needed to help course correct. 

    I hope this gives you something to think about and remember, you can always go back and listen to this or any of the full episodes, in which you will hear more about the mindset and mental side of performance improvement. I will posting these short slice of pie episodes regularly, so maybe it will help you explore your perspective and thinking each day, and these clips can help you to find ways to continue to improve your performance in whatever area you are focused on at the moment. 
    Of course if you want any help or support with leadership, teamwork or culture, get in touch and I will be happy to discuss it with you. Or if you want to share your key take aways from previous episodes then you can also  reach out to me on via infinitepie.co.uk, or Al Fawcett on  LinkedIn, or follows us  @infintiepiethinking on instagram. It would be great to hear from you.  

    In the meantime, remember if you improve your thinking, you can improve your performance

    • 4 min
    Slice of PIE: Emily Chang shares her perspective on Feedback

    Slice of PIE: Emily Chang shares her perspective on Feedback

    Welcome to another quick episode focusing on a key learning point from a conversation with one of the remarkable guests on the infinite pie thinking podcast with me, Al Fawcett. 

    Today I go back to episode 33 with Emily Chang.  Emily has more than 20 years experience, holding senior executive positions focused on customer experience, busies strategy, change management and brand building for organisations such as P&G, Apple, IHG, Starbucks and now the CEO China of McCann Worldgroup. 
    So I loved it when I asked Emily about the value of feedback.
    I hope this gave you something to think about and of course if you want to hear more from Emily, you can always go back and listen to the whole episode. I will posting these short slice of pie episodes regularly, so maybe it will help you explore your perspective and thinking each day, and they can help you to find ways to continue to improve your performance in whatever area you are focused on at the moment. 
    If you want to learn more about how to give and get effective feedback, then why not head over to infinitepie.co.uk and see how we can help with this, and a variety of other performance improvement skills and topics. Of course you can also reach out to me via LinkedIn, or follows us,  @infinitepiethinking on instagram, where we post content to make you think. You can let me know your key takeaways from the infinite pie thinking podcast and I will look to share them in the future.  

    In the meantime, remember improve your thinking, improve your performance. 

    • 6 min

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emilychang8621 ,

Thank you!

Al, thanks for having me on the show, it was great fun and a real honor. Love the concept of Infinite Pie - we share such a similar philosophy and this podcast is a great example of a meaningful social legacy!

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