21 episodes

You are listening to ROAR!, a podcast that shines a light on ordinary people living extraordinary lives. People who have faced and pushed through some of life's toughest storms to find their ROAR!
ROAR! is a blueprint for living your best life: on purpose, in your power and with the courage to speak your truth. ROAR is also a four-step process for having kinder conversations - with yourself and others.
Your best life is on the other side of your biggest storm. Are your ready to face it?
Meet your host, Marilise de Villiers. A Mindset & Performance Coach, founder and CEO of ROAR! Coaching and Consulting and Best-selling Author. Marilise is passionate about helping people find their ROAR! Now it’s time to find your ROAR!

ROAR! - Marilise de Villiers Marilise de Villiers

    • Business

You are listening to ROAR!, a podcast that shines a light on ordinary people living extraordinary lives. People who have faced and pushed through some of life's toughest storms to find their ROAR!
ROAR! is a blueprint for living your best life: on purpose, in your power and with the courage to speak your truth. ROAR is also a four-step process for having kinder conversations - with yourself and others.
Your best life is on the other side of your biggest storm. Are your ready to face it?
Meet your host, Marilise de Villiers. A Mindset & Performance Coach, founder and CEO of ROAR! Coaching and Consulting and Best-selling Author. Marilise is passionate about helping people find their ROAR! Now it’s time to find your ROAR!

    Love your f*#king power

    Love your f*#king power

    ROAR! welcomes Sjeanne Cawdry, CEO, Center of Liberation, to share why she is on a mission to give more women permission to play even bigger and fall in love with their Power. She invites us to love our f*#king power.

    I absolutely loved this conversation. Thank you, Sjeanne, for joining me, and sharing your message.

    Hop over to YouTube to watch to our conversation.

    ROAR! the Podcast, is a wellbeing podcast, that will inspire you to create and live a life that you absolutely love. Here at ROAR! we care deeply about people’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Too many of us walk the tightrope between pressure to perform and fighting fatigue from not prioritising our wellbeing. We literally work through burnout and sacrifice our work-life balance to get ahead in our careers. But there is another way, and it starts with you. It starts with you, calling back your power.

     


    Are you tired of holding yourself back? Playing small? Not expressing your voice?
    Do you feel that you’re meant for more? Being called forward to fulfil a bigger purpose?
    Does your purpose require a greater presence, visibility and voice?

    If your answer is yes, then this podcast is specifically for you. Get ready to own and step into your true power, activate your Spiritual Prowess, and live with unapologetic confidence so that you can step into a world of limitless possibilities, lead with unparalleled authority and grow your transformative impact in a more intentional way.

    As Eckart Tolle said: “The power is in you. The answer is in you. And you are the answer to all your searches. You are the goal. You are the answer. It’s never outside.”

    Good news! Sjeanne is opening up a few spots for 1:1 discovery calls if you feel called to personally connect with Sjeanne – see link to her Calendly.

    Until next time, live your purpose, stand in your power and have courage to speak truth – to ROAR!

    Much love,

    Marilise 

    About Sjeanne

    Sjeanne is the CEO of Center of Liberation, a global advisory, coaching and mentorship business that empowerswomen leaders and changemakers to leverage their power, scale their income and influence, for greater success and transformative impact in the communities they serve. As an international keynote speaker, Sjeanne permissions women to play even bigger and fall in love with their Power. She is the driving force behind Power for a purpose - a movement that leverages Humanities’ Divine power for greater contribution, profit and impact around the globe.

     

    Prior to moving to the USA with her wife in 2023, South African born Sjeanne, had illustrious careers in both sports and corporate. In her early 20’s she achieved a highest world ranking of 23 in squash, representing South Africa. She transitioned into the corporate world at age 33. She worked for RMB, the top corporate and investment bank on the African continent, for over 12 years, as a visionary change leader supporting top-level executives, to deliver large-scale, complex business transformations. Her ability to bridge the gap between traditional and non-traditional paradigms makes her an invaluable asset in driving innovation and shaping a brighter future for individuals, organisations, and society.

    Schedule a discovery call with Sjeanne here: https://calendly.com/sjeannecawdry/discoverycall

    Other ways to contact Sjeanne:


    http://www.centerofliberation.com/
     Sjeanne@centerofliberation.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sjeanne-cawdry/

     

    • 57 min
    Understand the cyber attacker mindset

    Understand the cyber attacker mindset

    ROAR! welcomes Sarah Armstrong Smith to talk about all things cyber, and to promote her latest book, Understand the cyber attacker mindset.

    ROAR! cares deeply about people’s wellbeing - physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. We know that adversity forms part of everybody’s story, and we love sharing stories of courageous people who turned their ‘mess’ into their message. And it feels extra special when that message helps to fight all forms of abuse, in this case cybercrime, to make the world a safer place for all.

    Sarah is a phenomenal human being and absolute rockstar in the cybersecurity industry. It was a great honour for me to interview her recently about her latest book, Understand the cyber attacker mindset, which launching this coming Monday - 4 March!

    To get your sneak preview of what Sarah’s book is all about, hop over to YouTube to watch our conversation.

    Sarah not only goes deep into how a fraudster’s mind work, she also delves further into the principles of human emotions, motivators and levels of morality which can differ based on an individual’s personal belief system, social dynamics and culture. She calls this the seven sins of attackers, and use the seven ‘cardinal sins’, first referred to by the Roman Catholic church in the fourth century as a way of teaching morality and ethics and the consequences of our decisions and actions. Absolutely fascinating stuff.

    Check out Sarah’s new book:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1398614289?ref_=cm_sw_r_apin_dp_K1HRF07YPT90N9J8BEPX

    I absolutely loved this conversation. Thank you, Sarah, for joining me, it was an honour interviewing you. You’re a legend! I took away so many golden nuggets, and my biggest ‘aha moment’ was how we always have the power available to us to change our perception – to look at things from different vantage point to get a better appreciation for other people’s beliefs, motivations, and actions. As the late Dr Wayne Dyer famously said: ‘If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.’

    To get your sneak preview of what Sarah’s book is all about, hop over to YouTube to watch our conversation.

    Until next time, live your purpose, stand in your power and have courage to speak truth – to ROAR!

    Much love,

    Marilise

    Get a copy of Sarah book here:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1398614289?ref_=cm_sw_r_apin_dp_K1HRF07YPT90N9J8BEPX

    About Sarah

    Sarah’s had a long and impactful career in business continuity, disaster recovery, cybersecurity and crisis management. Currently the Chief Security Advisor at Microsoft, Sarah acts as executive sponsor to strategic and major customers across Europe. Sarah is a trained PR spokesperson and international keynote speaker. She talks passionately about the human aspects of cybersecurity, and building trust and transparency through effective crisis management.

    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-armstrong-smith/

    • 51 min
    Liberate Your Greatness

    Liberate Your Greatness

    ROAR! welcomes John Roussot to our very first podcast for 2024

    ROAR! cares deeply about people’s wellbeing - physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. We know that adversity forms part of everybody’s story, and we love sharing stories of courageous people – like John – who transformed his adversity, the loss of his parents at a young age, into a powerful, mission-driven message: ‘Liberate your greatness.’ John vulnerably shares how his parents died with their greatness still inside them. Absolutely heart-wrenching, and so incredibly courageous.

    To unlock your full potential and liberate your greatness hop over to YouTube to watch our conversation.

    Too many of us walk the tightrope between pressure to perform and fighting fatigue from not prioritising our wellbeing. We literally work through burnout and sacrifice our work-life balance to get ahead in our careers. But there is another way, and it starts with you. It starts with you liberating your greatness. In this podcast John shares over 22 years of wisdom, also captured in his #1 Amazon best-selling book: ‘Liberate your greatness: Accelerate your growth. Achieve your goals faster. Amplify your impact.’ Here is a summary of his signature framework:


    Awareness: all pro-active change starts with awareness
    Alignment: with your purpose, mission, values, objectives, goals
    Action: with great awareness and great alignment your action is laser focused
    Accountability: someone to hold you accountable to show up daily and do the work, to summon the best of who you are
    Amplify: by leading people, managing systems, and using your influence for good
    Accelerate: innovate, communicate, collaborate, and co-create to accelerate

    I absolutely loved this conversation. Thank you, John, for joining me, it was an honour interviewing you. You’re a legend! I took away so many golden nuggets, and my favourite take-away is ‘to master the fundamentals.’

    To unlock your full potential and liberate your greatness hop over to YouTube to watch our conversation.

    Until next time, live your purpose, stand in your power and have courage to ROAR!

    Much love,

    Marilise

    John kindly gifted you copy of his success journal, which you can download here.

    About John

    John Roussot is the founder and CEO – chief excellence officer – of FiiT4GROWTH, a renowned business coaching and online training platform that helps individuals and organisations unlock their full potential. He has more than twenty-two years of experience in coaching, mentoring and guiding people towards personal and professional success, establishing himself as a multi-award-winning business coach and leadership development trainer. Passionate about empowering others, John has worked with individuals, teams and businesses in thirty-three countries. He synthesises global best practices into easy-to-understand frameworks, strategies and tools to help people achieve lasting, holistic success in their personal and professional lives.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnroussot/

    • 46 min
    Creating safe spaces for CISOs to build communities

    Creating safe spaces for CISOs to build communities

    🎙️🦁 ROAR! hears from the roarsome CISO Alliances duo, Leigh Thomas and James Smith, who are on a mission to create valuable, candid networking platforms for senior executives across multiple industries. Listen to the podcast to find out more 🦁🎙️

    Alliance = “A union formed for mutual benefit”.

    CISO Alliances = A platform for CISOs to collaborate and learn - to candidly share their experiences and move the industry forward with tangible outcomes.

    “If fulfilment can be achieved with a community build, build it as a union formed for mutual benefit” - Leigh

    "I'm passionate about pushing forward the industry as a whole and making a difference. Providing a platform for CISO's that they trust and feel comfortable within - a safe space if you will - to be able to freely express their views and share their experiences" - James 

    About Leigh

    Leigh is the founder of Alliance Media Group. A seeker of the ideal and passionate about achieving it. Leigh is from a Customer Service background working in the Entertainment and Leisure industry which has followed him through his career of working in B2B across enterprise IT, Information & Cyber Security, Oil & Energy & Mining industries. Leigh is directly responsible for the CIO & CISO Alliances in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi.

    About James

    James is the director of The CISO Alliances within the UK&I. James uses his experience in customer care to build a community with a personal touch, something that is not often found in the industry. For so long it's been a given that we should just passively listen to vendors sales pitches, but being able to give the community a platform for their voices to be heard and for them to say 'we are the front line guys and girls, you need to listen to us', is paramount. 

    Conversation highlights:


    We discuss how CISO Alliances is a safe space for CISOs to freely express their views and share their experiences and why this is so important. 
    We talk about some of the biggest challenges that CISOs face in the workplace, including the issue of CISO stress and burnout.
    We look at the importance for having a community in which CISOs and other c-level executives and IT decision-makers feel comfortable sharing their views and experiences - and how a personal touch benefits these industries.  

    Listen to the podcast to find out more!

    I absolutely loved this conversation. Thank you Leigh & James for joining me and sharing your passions and insights - I am excited about the work you're doing in this space. Keep going guys 🦁🧡💫 

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    • 53 min
    Rethinking Masculinity

    Rethinking Masculinity

    🎙️🦁 ROAR! hears from the roarsome Dan Stanley, founder of BetterMen, a coaching practice that works exclusively with men. By sharing his own story, Dan helps men rethink masculinity and become better men. Listen to the podcast to find out more 🦁🎙️

    "Life isn't a rehearsal. The old blueprint masculinity doesn't care about the quality of the life you live; it simply requires that you commit yourself to the daily 'grind' for an unfair proportion of your seventy-nine laps around the sun."  

    About Dan

    Dan recently published his first book: Rethinking Masculinity, a modern man's guide to succeeding in life, and it's already an Amazon bestseller - huge congratulations Dan! 🧡 

    Get your hands on a copy now - here!

    A retired, award winning senior army commando and former national champion in indoor rowing, Dan has coached hundreds of clients, helping them improve their wellbeing, relationships and lives. His work empowers clients to change or re-ignite their careers, save marriages, exit businesses for seven figure sums and gain investment in the BBC's Dragon's Den. Dan is the facilitator of Men & Mountains, a men's walking community with hundreds of men across the UK.

    Conversation highlights:


    We talk about modern day masculinity and Dan shared some tough truths about the 'old blueprint of masculinity' - he paints a picture of middle-aged mediocrity with men, especially between the ages of 40-59, at a crossroads
    The old definition of masculinity was founded in professional success. We look at how it has affected the generations since the great wars, and how it has changed since the rise of the 'baby boomers'
    Dan highlights that everyone has both masculine and feminine energies, and our gender conditioning highlights how boys growing up are taught how to "man up" and "boys don't cry"
    Towards the end of our chat, Dan shares three questions he would ask anyone feeling stuck - these questions are gold! 

    🎙️🦁Listen to the podcast to find out more🦁🎙️

    I absolutely loved this conversation. Thank you Dan, love and appreciate you!!

    AND congratulations again on publishing your book Rethinking Masculinity, a modern man's guide to succeeding in life - it's an incredible book! 🦁🧡💫 

    Get your copy - here!

    Watch the YouTube episode - here!

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    • 38 min
    A CISO's journey to grit, grace & gratitude

    A CISO's journey to grit, grace & gratitude

    🎙️🦁 ROAR! hears from the roarsome Phillimon Zongo, award winning CISO and CEO of the Cyber Leadership Institute 🦁🎙️

    "Sticks that are put in a bundle cannot be broken ." Phil Zongo (African Proverb)

    About Phil

    Phil Zongo is the CEO & co-founder of the Cyber Leadership Institute, a global enterprise that has equipped cyber leaders from more than 50 countries with critical skills to accelerate change, influence decision makers and deliver impactful presentations to boards. He is a global keynote speaker and the author of two best-selling books - The Gift of Obstacles, and The Five Anchors of Cyber Resilience. In 2017, Phil was invited to Chicago, USA, where he was honoured with one of ISACA’s highest global awards for major contributions to the field of IT governance and cyber security. In 2020, Phil was named one of the Global Top 100 Most Influential People of African Descent. 

    Conversation highlights:


    Despite being born in rural Zimbabwe and only getting his first pair of shoes at the age of 12, Phil has shown with true determination, you can make your best life a reality. Phil used to run 25km to school and live with no electricity. In this podcast Phil shares how he developed Grit, Grace and Gratitude to making his best life - his roarsome life - a reality. It's GOLD, don't miss it.
    With Phil's CISO hat on, he shared his experience and why a mindset shift from cyber security to cyber resilience is required. Listen to the podcast if you would like to know Phil's 5 anchors of cyber resilience.
    We consider the obstacles all cyber leaders face and how, with grit, grace and gratitude, we can overcome any obstacle to not only survive, but THRIVE. 

    "Your best life is on the other side of your biggest obstacle." me ;)

    I absolutely loved this conversation. Phil's journey to igniting and unleashing his ROAR! is truly remarkable. A powerful message that you want to hear! 

    Thank you Phil, love and appreciate you 🦁🧡💫 

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    • 49 min

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