The Unconventionalists with Mark Leruste

The Unconventionalists with Mark Leruste

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In each episode Mark Leruste has candid conversations about what it really takes to turn your message into a movement featuring inspiring guests such as Chris Guillebeau, Noah Kagan, Sarah Knight, JP Sears, Daniel Priestley or the founders of The Minimalists. Listeners often say that each episode feels like eavesdropping on an intimate conversation between two old friends catching up over a drink and chatting about the ups and downs of starting a mission driven business from scratch and the lessons learned from both.


#121 How to live a more meaningful life with Colin Wright
Jun 6 • 69 min
This week’s guest is Colin Wright, the original minimalist who ditched his 6-figure salary, sold all his possessions to spend 7 years living out of a carry-on suitcase, letting his blog readers vote every 4 months which country he should go move to next.…
#120 The upside of quitting with Claudia Colucci
May 31 • 35 min
There’s nothing worse than getting at the top of a career ladder only to realise you’re on the wrong wall. When Claudia Colucci woke up one day and realised that being part of the top 5% of women in the advertising industry just wasn’t going to cut it for…
#119 How to better lead and serve with Ash Alexander-Cooper OBE
Apr 18 • 62 min
When it comes down to startups, organisations and businesses, it’s great to have a set of values and a mission statement, right? Especially when you actually believe in them and live by them. Problem is, the vast majority of organisations today still use…
#118 How to pitch to win with David Beckett
Apr 14 • 74 min
Here’s a question for you. If all you had were three minutes to share your idea with the world, would you be confident in your ability to pitch it? If not, you’re not alone. Whether you’re a solopreneur, startup founder or business leader, if you can’t…
#117 Why sharing your truth can change the world with Philip McKernan
Mar 31 • 35 min
I’m so excited to share with you this week’s episode, as we’ve done a world first here at Unconventionalists HQ! That’s right, this week we’re going to do a little something different. You see, although I’m always doing my best to think of new ways to…
#116 How cooking for Bill Gates sparked a food revolution with Saima Khan
Mar 21 • 88 min
What do Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, the Obamas, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and Bradley Cooper (to name a few) have in common? They’ve all had the pleasure to sit down and taste Saima Khan’s unique middle-eastern inspired food that tastes as…
#115 How to do your best work with Aaron Dignan
Mar 13 • 37 min
Let’s face it, the way we work is broken. Frederick Taylor and his concept of scientific management was invented over 100 years ago on a factory floor for a world that no longer exists. In fact it’s safe to say that the majority of organisations around…
#114 Why being yourself is good for business with George Bettany
Mar 8 • 65 min
What if I told you there was a mental health startup, here in the UK, who after just three years of starting, are on track to generate seven figures of revenue in 2019, without having the need to make ANY outreach sales calls, emails or cold messaging.…
#113 What stand-up comedians can teach us about speaking our truth
Jan 29 • 22 min
When you think of stand-up comedians, who first comes to mind? What do you like most about their humour? Their style? Their stories? Their way of delivery? What makes them special? What makes them stand out? What makes them so compelling? Take a moment to…
#112 How to make 2019 your best year yet
Jan 9 • 34 min
Welcome to 2019! That’s right people, you know how the saying goes, New Year…New You…or at least that’s what marketing headlines would have us believe. Indeed, it’s that time of the year again, when most of us look back over the last 365 days and reflect…
#111 What men should ask woman every day with Vix Anderton
Dec 24, 2018 • 78 min
When it comes down to gender equality, we still have a long way to go. But thankfully, as you’ll hear from today’s powerful conversation, there are people like Vix Anderton who are on a mission to make our world a fairer and better place for all. Indeed,…
#110 Why businesses who do good do better with James Routledge
Dec 19, 2018 • 81 min
“I wish everybody could get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.” Jim Carrey On the surface it’s easy to think that becoming an entrepreneur is the ultimate gateway to happiness, fame and…
#109 Why you need to redefine your goals with Paul Jarvis
Dec 15, 2018 • 64 min
“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” —E.E. Cummings I read this quote a few weeks ago and it…
#108 How to launch a food startup from scratch that people will love with Carli Wheatley
Nov 27, 2018 • 93 min
When it comes down to starting a business, most people make up that what you need is to have everything figured out before you get started. And I’m not just talking about a clear plan on how you’re going to generate revenue. No. I mean most people think…
#107 How to be a modern dad with Han-Son Lee
Nov 14, 2018 • 52 min
Let’s be honest, when it comes down to out-dated preconceived ideas of how useless and hands off dad’s are, it’s time for a much needed update.I get it though, according to my mum, my dad changed a whopping three nappies in his life. And as a kid, I don’t…
#106 The power of growth marketing with David Arnoux
Oct 31, 2018 • 60 min
If the words machine learning, blockchain, AI or Bots send you in a panic attack, then you’re in for a treat. That’s right, I sat down with David Arnoux, Co-Founder of Growth Tribe, Europe’s #1 Growth Academy who operate in six countries and whose mission…
#105 How to overcome self-doubt (so you can finally put yourself out there!)
Oct 28, 2018 • 14 min
Here’s the deal. In every story there needs to be a constant tension between the yearning for the Hero to win the day, with also the possibility of the Hero failing in the process. It’s what makes stories interesting. It’s what makes us, the audience,…
#104 What everyone needs to know about relationships with James Sexton
Oct 16, 2018 • 57 min
What if you could reverse engineer relationships to a point where you could predict what is most likely to cost you your relationship? What if I told you that writing up a prenup before you got married was the most romantic thing you could do? Now what if…
#103 How to live a fully expressed life with Bella Zanesco
Oct 10, 2018 • 63 min
If you’ve ever experienced a burnout at work, felt like you didn’t belong or knew it was time for you to pack your bags and hit the road, you’re going to love today’s episode. That’s right, I sat down with Bella Zanesco who in 2014 decided to pack her…
#102 Startup Confessions #3
Oct 5, 2018 • 28 min
This episode has been a long time coming. For the 3rd time since launching The Unconventionalists back in 2015, I sit down with nothing but a microphone and a willingness to open up and share with you what’s been going on with my business and in my life.…
#101 The gift of grief with Pascale Recher
Aug 29, 2018 • 47 min
What if I told you your story mattered and the world needed to hear it? Would you think I’m crazy? Or would you swing for the fences? If you’ve been with me for a while then you’ll know that I’m a BIG believer in saying that everyone’s story matters. That…
#100 The future of work & health w/ David Baker & Thomas Olivier (LIVE)
Jul 17, 2018 • 92 min
WE MADE HISTORY PEOPLE! That’s right! On the 12th June 2018 we made history by recording the 100th episode of The Unconventionalists podcast in front of a live audience at The Studio, in the heart of White City Place, London’s newest and hotest media…
#99 How to supercharge your health and optimise your lifestyle with Dr Rupy Aujla
Jun 11, 2018 • 66 min
We all get it, right? Eat your vegetables, get a sweat on, drop the soda and stay away from the freakin’ donuts. Simple right? Then why the hell does it feel so hard to do those things? And more importantly, why are we facing a food health crisis? And I’m…
#98 Why you need to move your body with Roger Frampton
Jun 8, 2018 • 49 min
Today’s powerful conversation is with international male model, fitness expert, best-selling author and social media influencer, Roger Frampton who’s TEDx talk, “Why Sitting Down Destroys You” has received more than 2.1 million views on YouTube and who’s…
#97 How to achieve anything with 2x World Record breaker Kiko Matthews
Jun 6, 2018 • 59 min
Have you ever had a bad day or maybe found yourself feeling a little down? And thought about what you could do to feel a little better? Chances are, you probably didn’t think about smashing a world record and putting yourself through a bucket load of pain…
#96 How to start and grow a business with Daniel Priestley
Jun 3, 2018 • 47 min
Here’s a crazy stat, according to Visa Europe one in three people dream of starting their own business but only one in ten actually take the leap. So if you’ve been thinking of starting your own business or you’re keen to know how to grow your business…
#95 How to fight for your life with Jonny Benjamin
May 30, 2018 • 42 min
In January 2008, 20-year-old Jonny Benjamin stood on a bridge in central London ready to take his own life. A passing stranger stopped and talked to Jonny, saving his life. Six years later Jonny launched the #FindMike campaign to try to find that stranger…
#94 Special announcement
May 28, 2018 • 18 min
In today’s episode I share with you some big news regarding future guests on the show (I can’t wait!) as well as let you in on some of the exciting live events we’ve been cooking up for you. SHOWNOTES: How To Launch a Successful Podcast (Bootcamp):…
#93 Find Your Quest, Live Your Purpose
Apr 30, 2018 • 27 min
In today’s episode I share with you my favourite daily habits to help you cut out the noise, find your purpose and unleash your quest. Let me know what you thought of today’s episode over on Instagram (@markleruste). Mark SHOWNOTES: Tickets to 100th…
#92 How to land (and nail) a TEDx talk
Apr 21, 2018 • 37 min
Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave for the past decade, chances are you’ve seen at least one TED or TEDx talk. And if like me, you’ve been inspired and moved by them, then you might have a dream one day to land a TEDx or TED talk yourself. But what does…
#91 Be Here Now
Feb 22, 2018 • 20 min
Here’s a scary fact: The average millennial will check their phones 153 times a day. And yet studies have found a correlation between the time we spend on our screens with the increase chances of us suffering from depression, anxiety and experiencing…
#90 Don’t Give Up
Jan 8, 2018 • 17 min
Who ever said chasing your dreams was easy, was probably drunk. I mean, don’t get me wrong, as much as the Universe is there to help you achieve what you want, it’s also going to make sure you REALLY want it by throwing a few ball curves along the way.…
#89 How To Fight Your Fears With Daniel Terry
Nov 18, 2017 • 32 min
Fear is one of the main reasons why so many people feel stuck in the starting blocks. But what if fear was a healthy thing? And you could actually use it to your advantage? In today’s episode I sit down with Muay Thai world champion Daniel Terry to find…
#88 How to write emails that can’t be ignored with Jon Buchan
Oct 17, 2017 • 38 min
When Jon Buchan’s leads for his digital marketing agency dried up, he did what anyone would do: He got drunk and wrote the most absurd email ever and sent it to the world’s most senior brand executives. And to his biggest surprise, it work! He got the…
#87 A very special announcement
Oct 13, 2017 • 12 min
In today’s episode I share with you the biggest announcement I’ve made to date. In short, what I’m about to share with you not only took my breath away, it also brought me to tears. Can you guess what it was? Get on all the action by subscribing on…
#86 How to cope with the journey of starting a business
Sep 23, 2017 • 15 min
Ever got caught up in business-window-shopping mode, browsing the glossy websites and carefully curated social media streams of your peers and finding yourself thinking: “Woah, everyone else has got their sh!t together. Am I the only one struggling here?”…
#85 How to grow your business with Noah Kagan
Sep 2, 2017 • 54 min
According to Bloomberg, 8 out 10 entrepreneurs who start a business fail within the first 18 months. Which sounds pretty scary right? So what’s the secret recipe to starting and growing a business and surviving your first five years? Enter the startup…
#84 What’s your definition of impact?
Aug 15, 2017 • 22 min
In this live talk from Google Campus x General Assembly, Mark Leruste, founder & host of The Unconventionalists and creator of The Impact Accelerator, explores the importance of asking yourself, “What does having an impact mean to you?”. Based on his TEDx…
#83 From cursed to blessed with Johnny BANG Reilly
Aug 13, 2017 • 38 min
When it comes down to reinventing yourself and overcoming adversity, few men come close to today’s guest, Johnny B.A.N.G. Reilly. But after a rough start to life and spending years abusing his mind and body, Johnny purified his diet and mineralised his…
#82 How to keep going with James Eder
Aug 6, 2017 • 78 min
In 2005, two weeks before graduating, James Eder launched Student Beans a discounts and deals website for students, making him one of Britain’s youngest entrepreneurs at age 22. His brother Michael joined him and together they grew Student Beans quickly…
#81 How to have a portfolio career with Robin Boot
Jul 25, 2017 • 63 min
Robin Boot is a pluri-passionate individual who’s pretty much done it all. He started his career as a professional athlete, playing rugby at an elite level but after suffering a career-ending injury, had to find a new calling in life. Since then, Robin…
#80 Why we need to talk about the state of fitness with Leanne Spencer
Jul 19, 2017 • 69 min
Leanne Spencer is a fitness entrepreneur, Amazon best selling author and TEDx speaker who’s incredible journey is a reminder to us all that it’s never too late to change your life around. After an excessive career in corporate sales working in the City,…
#79 OMG we’re two today! (SPECIAL BIRTHDAY EDITION)
Jul 13, 2017 • 23 min
Here’s a special episode celebrating the last 730 days of podcasting pretty much every single week… In this episode I share with you the ups, the downs, and what I’ve learned along the way speaking to some of the most inspiring and incredible people in…
#78 How to become an elite public speaker with Alex Merry
Jul 5, 2017 • 40 min
Apparently, a quarter of us are more concerned about the idea of speaking in front of an audience than dying… That’s a little extreme if you ask me, but the truth is, so many people ARE terrified of the idea of speaking in public. So how does someone go…
#77 Why your definition of success matters
Jun 27, 2017 • 15 min
What does being successful mean to you? Is it having millions in the bank? Is it living in an epic mansion? Is it being at the top of a multinational? Or maybe driving fancy cars?… If you’re a regular on the show, chances are it’s probably neither of the…
#76 How to speak your truth with the founders of Somebody Inside
Jun 20, 2017 • 61 min
Imagine being in charge of a team of 10,000 people and working for one of the world’s largest media & telecommunication companies. And one day you wake up and realise there’s more to life than working for a huge corporate. So you start all over again and…
#75 How to turn your pain into your purpose with Dan Keeley
Jun 18, 2017 • 55 min
Back in the summer of 2010, Dan Keeley suffered a full blown manic episode in Italy that made him believe he was ‘the chosen one’. Soon after, he was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Now he’s running 1250 miles from Rome to Home to share his story, raise…
#74 How baking can change the world with GBBO contestant Tom Gilliford
Jun 6, 2017 • 68 min
Unless you’ve lived in a cave for the past few years, you’re probably familiar with Britain’s most popular TV baking show, the Great British Bake Off, aka GBBO. Where amateur bakers come together to compete for the sweetest title of all. But if you…
#73 How to be happy at work with Samantha Clarke
Jun 1, 2017 • 34 min
According to Forbes magazine, work is more often a source of frustration than one of fulfillment for nearly 90% of the world’s workers. That sounds pretty awful if you ask me. So does that mean we’re all doomed to be miserable at work? Thankfully, far…
#72 How to overcome adversity with Seb Broster
May 31, 2017 • 49 min
In 2013 Seb Broster was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer. As a result of a combination of chemotherapy and steroids, he suddenly ballooned to 135kgs and lost all his hair. That’s when we first met in London. The thing that struck me most about…
#71 How to re-invent yourself with Ravinol Chambers
May 28, 2017 • 49 min
It can feel a little daunting to imagine yourself stuck in the same job for the rest of your life. Especially if it’s all you’ve done. One of the questions I get asked a lot is, “is it too late to change?”. And the answer is NO. Meet Ravinol Chambers,…
#70 Why startups fail with Denis Duvauchelle
May 23, 2017 • 68 min
Over the last decade, Denis Duvauchelle has launched more businesses than anyone I know. Including Twoodo, the productivity app for teams that was successfully accepted in one of Europe’s most sought after startup accelerators and raised two rounds of…
#69 What it really takes to become a TEDx Speaker
May 10, 2017 • 46 min
What’s one of your crazy dreams? Mine was to give a TEDx talk. And three weeks ago, that dream came true. But it wasn’t an easy ride. I can still remember saying my big crazy dream out loud for the first time. It was seven years ago, back in 2010, when…
#68 How work can be a force for good with David Baker
Apr 29, 2017 • 81 min
David Baker returns on The Unconventionalists podcast for a second time to share with us how work can be used as a force for good. A true fan favourite, David’s previous episode (#57), “What you need to know about the future of work”…
#67 How to live life your way with Nerea Carryon
Apr 19, 2017 • 58 min
Nerea Carryon is the founder and CEO of The Happy World Company and in today’s episode Nerea shares her amazing story of how she went from being stuck working in finance to becoming a full time entrepreneur making people smile for a living. If you enjoyed…
#66 How to start a side hustle with Chris Guillebeau
Apr 4, 2017 • 55 min
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could supplement your monthly income with a side hustle? Problem is, how do you start? And how do you decide what it should be? Enter Chris Guillebeau, New York Times Best Selling Author of four books, host of the daily podcast…
#65 Startup Confessions #2
Mar 29, 2017 • 23 min
Do you ever feel like a loser? Like you’re the only one struggling and everyone else seems to have all their sh*t together? I sure know I do sometimes. In today’s episode I share with you why I believe it’s time for us to stop buying into this bull stupid…
#64 How to overcome emotional eating with Fadela Hilali
Mar 22, 2017 • 56 min
Today’s guest believes that “when we feel good, we do good.” And she’s got a point! I certainly know what it feels like to grab comfort food when I feel like crap. And then feel even worse off for it… It’s a vicious circle right? So how do you get out of…
#63 How to be more spiritual than your friends with JP Sears
Mar 8, 2017 • 58 min
Today’s guest is the one and only JP Sears! The man behind the fictional-but-hilarious character Ultra Spiritual, who encourages healing and growth through his humorous and entertainingly informative videos (100millions views on YouTube) and now counts…
#62 How to be more vulnerable online with Jens Lennartsson
Mar 3, 2017 • 67 min
If you’re tired of seeing everyone’s life filtered on social media and you’ve had enough of being sold 6-step processes to achieving your dreams, you’re going to love today’s guest. In 2013 Jens Lennartsson went viral online when he created 400 “GI Jens”…
#61 Why you won’t pursue your passion with Larry Smith
Feb 21, 2017 • 62 min
What do these statements all have in common? “Well great careers are really and truly for most people a matter of luck.” “People who pursue their passions are geniuses.” “I would do this but I’m not weird.” “Nice, normal people don’t have passion” They’re…
#60 How to become the highest paid Life Coach with Michael Serwa
Feb 16, 2017 • 84 min
I get it, building a coaching business is hard work. Sooner or later you realise that it’s going to take a lot more than just passion to be successful. And when you start asking around, you quickly realise that not a lot of people are actually making any…
#59 Why you are capable of greatness with Ben Smith
Feb 8, 2017 • 67 min
On the 1st September 2015, Ben Smith began one of the most challenging experiences of his life: to run 401 marathons in 401 days all around the UK. Not only did he manage to run the equivalent distance between London and Sydney, he also managed to raise…
#58: Startup Confessions #1
Feb 5, 2017 • 13 min
It’s time to crack open the curtains to give you a full access pass to behind the scenes of what it’s really like to build The Unconventionalists. Let me know if you want to hear more #StartupConfessions in the coming episodes. Subscribe now on iTunes:…
#57 What you need to know about the future of work with David Baker
Jan 30, 2017 • 69 min
Should our work even bring us meaning? Are we asking too much from our employers? What impact will Artificial Intelligence have on our jobs? If these are some of the questions you’ve been asking yourself, you’re going to LOVE today’s guest. Meet David…
#56 How to become depression-proof with Lauren Roerick
Jan 20, 2017 • 42 min
Behind the glamorous social media posts hides an uncomfortable truth that many of us experience but are afraid to speak out loud: depression. In fact, according to a University of California study, 1 in 3 entrepreneur’s experiences depression. And yet…
#55 The Origin Story (Episode 1)
Jan 15, 2017 • 47 min
Let’s rewind the clock back to January 26th, 2004, when everything began… Today’s episode kicks off a special mini series covering the origin story of The Unconventionalists podcast. We begin by diving deep into the trenches of forgotten archives. From…
#54 Listen to this before making your 2017 resolutions
Jan 3, 2017 • 21 min
“New year, new you.” The problem with that sentence is that we’ve heard it a thousand times before and we’ve all said it every year for the past decade. And yet, still fall short on our New Year’s Resolutions come February 1st. So why is that? In today’s…
#53 How to make 2017 your best year yet
Dec 29, 2016 • 21 min
From boxing legends to intergalactic princesses, 2016 basically wiped out half our favourite icons. With the after taste of Brexit and Trump still itching our throats, it’s hard to look back at 2016 with a smile. Yet I’m here to say that 2016 has been a…
#52 How to become a productivity ninja with Graham Allcott
Dec 20, 2016 • 49 min
If “drink less, eat healthier and move more” are topping your New Year’s Resolution, may I suggest adding “become a productivity Ninja?” Today’s guest is Graham Allcott, author of the global best-seller, “How to be a Productivity Ninja” and founder of…
#51 How to master body language with Gina Barnett
Dec 13, 2016 • 58 min
Gina Barnett is the speaker coach for the MainStage TED Conference and is the author of “Play The Part: Master Body Signals to Connect and Communicate for Business Success.” If you’ve ever wondered why some speakers come across more powerfully than…
#50 How to change the world with Milly Toovey
Dec 8, 2016 • 19 min
For far too long, social media has perpetuated unrealistic, narcissistic, and negative content. But things are about to change. Meet Milly Toovey, CEO and co-founder of Boomcast, the world’s first social media platform 100% dedicated to inspiring positive…
#49 How to use the power of performance with Cathy Salit
Dec 2, 2016 • 66 min
Cathy Salit is a performer and co-founder of Performance of a Lifetime, who at 13 years old, dropped out of eighth grade and started an alternative school in an abandoned storefront in New York City… Needless to say that Cathy isn’t your typical leader.…
#48 A champion’s take on masculinity with Greg Wootton
Nov 25, 2016 • 77 min
Greg “The Prodigy” Wootton, is the UK number one ranked super lightweight Muay Thai fighter, WMC MAD World Champion and has won 31 of his 35 fights. While training to become a champion, Greg received a first-class honour degree in Sport and Exercise…
#47 How to launch a startup with Jonny Miller
Nov 15, 2016 • 52 min
Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave for the past few years, the world has gone Startup crazy. In fact, successful entrepreneurs are idealised like rockstars. To the point where everyone thinks they should become an entrepreneur. But what does it actually…
#46 It’s going to be OK, America
Nov 9, 2016 • 13 min
If today feels like a bit of a nightmare and you’re finding yourself to be nursing a heavy political hangover, you’re in good company. You see, I went to bed last night at 1am thinking Hilary Clinton had it in the bag - as Florida seemed to be swaying her…
#45 Why Your Story Matters With Philip McKernan
Nov 7, 2016 • 62 min
Philip McKernan has worked with the Canadian Olympic Team, The Pentagon, wrote four books and has shared the stage with the likes of the Dalai Lama and Richard Branson. But things haven’t always been that rosy for Philip. In our intimate interview (also…
#44 How to stand up for what you believe in with Tomas Svitorka
Oct 31, 2016 • 55 min
Tomas Svitorka is a London-based Life Coach who believes that most people aren’t clear about who they really are and what they actually stand for, and who also believes that most of us care way too much about what other people think of us. Why? Because up…
#43 The Power of Storytelling (Live Talk)
Oct 27, 2016 • 31 min
Storytelling is still to this day one of the most powerful tools you can learn to master. Be it to convey an idea, product or service it’s the fastest way to connect to your audience’s heart. And I firmly believe that not only are we all born natural…
#42 The power of authenticity with Olivier Larvor
Oct 21, 2016 • 75 min
What if your realised that you had been lying to yourself your entire life? That the problem wasn’t the job, your family or where you lived, but rather how you related to yourself and how you treated others? Well, it just so happens that when Olivier…
#41 Why most diets fail with Bridget Hunt
Oct 10, 2016 • 89 min
Bridget Hunt is a former dancer turned nutritionist, author of the Six Pack Chick, and Director of an ice cream and chocolate company. She loves fitness, hates sitting still, and has been described as the female version of Tim Ferris. Although in my…
#40 How to live more naturally with Tony Riddle
Oct 4, 2016 • 87 min
What if I told you, you could feel better today than you did ten years ago? Would you believe me? Turns out today’s guest is turning 41 this year and feels better than in his twenties. Why? Simple. He’s spent the last decade searching for the answer to a…
#39 Why passion projects matter with Anton Chernikov
Sep 27, 2016 • 57 min
Anton Chernikov is the founder of The Exponentials, who recently had a near-death experience, and is one of the most interesting minds I’ve come across. He doesn’t believe in contracts or political promises and has a knack for turning passion projects…
#38 How to follow your calling with Corrina Gordon-Barnes
Sep 20, 2016 • 57 min
Imagine you had a successful business, doing good, and doing well. You’ve built a big online and offline community of people who love and support your work, because in return, you love and support their journey too. You’ve been paid for over 1,350…
#37 How to embrace the unknown
Sep 6, 2016 • 31 min
Four months ago I quit my job to focus 100% of my time on developing The Unconventionalists as a business. I had a 25year mortgage hanging over my head and had no idea how I would pay my bills or make it work. But somehow, I knew deep down that I would…
#36 How to live life as an adventure with Rina Atienza
Sep 4, 2016 • 42 min
It’s happened to all of us. We have this big crazy idea, be it start a business, change career or, move to another country, say 10,000kms away… But before you know it, everyone is telling you it’s a stupid idea, that it won’t work, and that you’re better…
#35 How to turn your pain into your purpose with Edward Pike
Aug 30, 2016 • 52 min
A few months into his graduate programme to become a hotel manager, Edward Pike decided to quit and instead, get his Personal Training certificate. But something life changing happened to Edward three days before moving from Manchester to London… Now…
#34 How food can heal with Denisa Rățulea
Aug 28, 2016 • 47 min
When it comes down to food, we humans LOVE to eat. Problem is, we tend to love eating the wrong kind of stuff. Right? Yet we all know that food can have a drastic impact on your health, wellbeing and happiness. Hippocrates famously once said “Let food be…
#33 What coaches don’t want to hear with Angus Fletcher
Aug 23, 2016 • 45 min
When someone asks you “What do you do?”, what do you say? If like me you dread the question like you dread filling out tax returns, you’ll want to listen to today’s episode with Angus Fletcher who shares with us his wealth of wisdom when it comes down to…
#32 The truth about overnight success
Aug 20, 2016 • 16 min
If like me you’re tired of being sold an empty dream of making a six figure income in a record breaking time or you’re fed up with the gazillion quick-money-making schemes out there, you’re going to love today’s episode. Biz Stone, Twitter’s co-founder…
#31: How to know if your business idea is good
Aug 5, 2016 • 22 min
What if I told you, you could take your business idea and test it out right now? That you don’t need money, time or technical know-how to see if it’s a good idea or not? Too good to be true? Well, listen to today’s episode where I share with you how I…
#30: Why healing is a marathon not a sprint with Szos St. Germain
Jul 26, 2016 • 59 min
Sos St.Germain’s mum was a devout Tibetan Buddhist and his father was The Beatles’ astrologer. So mindfulness, compassion, and profound awareness have always been the main currencies of Sos’s communication. We talked about an aspect that so many…
#29: How to turn your pain into your power with Duda Jadrijevic
Jul 18, 2016 • 51 min
Duda Jadrijevic went from being homeless to building a six figure business in just two years. In our exclusive interview we talked about: • Why saying no defines who you are • How to be happy with yourself • How to turn grief into action • How having a…
#28 How to turn an idea into a charity with Richard Bennett
Jul 12, 2016 • 41 min
One day in 2011, Richard Bennett (a former school teacher) decided to drive through Africa to coach rugby. Five years later, Bhubesi Pride Foundation (www.rugbyinafrica.org) operates in nine countries across Africa and are empowering communities through…
#27 How to stop caring what others think of you with Sarah Knight
May 29, 2016 • 42 min
Imagine what it would be like if you didn’t care about what other people thought of you? Imagine if you could simply show up wearing whatever you wanted, spoke your mind freely without worrying if you’d upset someone in the process and not care about…
#26 How to stop being the best kept secret
May 26, 2016 • 15 min
I’ve been a closet entrepreneur since 2009. Juggling a full time job with a side business is the only thing I’ve known for the last six years. From launching Mister-Tailor, an online tailoring suit company for men, to running my own coaching business or…
#25 Why you need to take a break from your business
May 16, 2016 • 27 min
When you run your own business it can be oh so easy to get stuck in the hamster wheel trap of “doing, doing doing”. Without ever stopping for a second and take a step back. So you can really get clear on what you’re actually trying to achieve. Well, two…
#24 How to live a more meaningful life with The Minimalists
Apr 25, 2016 • 47 min
When Joshua Fields Millburn’s mum died and his marriage ended, all at the same time, it was time for him to reassess his priorities. It’s when he found three boxes of his stuff that his mum had kept underneath her bed, he realised that memories weren’t in…
#23 How to turn your vision into a plan with Danielle Anderson
Apr 20, 2016 • 36 min
Getting to the top of your career ladder only to find out that you’re on the wrong freakin’ wall totally sucks. I know, because I’ve been there. And when you finally decide to make the jump and start your own business, well, things aren’t quite as easy…
#22 How to take responsibility for your health with Brett Sanders
Apr 12, 2016 • 49 min
Between the gazillion diet fads and all the mix-marketing-messaging about what you should or shouldn’t eat, it’s easy to give up on taking any sort of action on your health. And in today’s world it’s oh so easy to sit behind our laptop all day long and go…
#21 How to build a champion’s mindset with Sabina Skala and Alex Montagnani
Apr 5, 2016 • 50 min
I caught up with strength & conditioning coach Sabina Skala along with British MMA fighter Alex Montagnani. Whether you’re trying to launch a business, become the undisputed champion of the world or get in peak condition, there’s going to be a few set…
#20 How to build your hustle muscle with Sarah Shaw
Mar 29, 2016 • 65 min
I caught up with former Hollywood blockbuster movie costume designer turned serial entrepreneur, business consultant and virtual CEO Sarah Shaw. In our interview we talked about: • How sibling rivalry can set you up for entrepreneurship • What Sarah…
#19 How to run your own retreat with Mark Leruste
Mar 21, 2016 • 34 min
One of the most common questions I get from my peers is how did I manage to launch my first retreat THE UNCONVENTIONAL RETREAT back in 2014/2015 and actually make a profit. As most first timers either fail to sell enough tickets or end up paying out of…
#18 Why running can change the world with Nick Kershaw
Mar 15, 2016 • 49 min
I caught up with former financial planner turned Founder of Impact Marathon Series, Nick Kershaw. In our interview we talked about: • How to keep going even when the wheels come off • Why Nick isn’t interested in hearing your motivations • How to set up…
#17 How to lead from the heart with Sam House
Mar 8, 2016 • 48 min
I caught up with former family therapist turned executive leadership coach Sam House. In today’s interview we talked about: • What’s the fundamental difference between therapy and life coaching • How to overcome the starving artist syndrome as a coach…
#16 How to live life aggressively with Mike Mahler
Mar 1, 2016 • 83 min
I caught up with Mike Mahler, former business development director turned strength trainer, author, podcaster, natural supplement creator and hormone optimization researcher. In today’s interview we talked about: • What Mike’s learned from creating more…
#15 How to find your niche with Tad Hargrave
Feb 22, 2016 • 46 min
I caught up with Tad Hargrave, founder of Marketing For Hippies who’s become an expert at helping people answer the question: “What is my niche?”. In today’s interview we talked about: • How to market yourself and feel good about it • The three key things…
#14 How to fund your passion projects with Leon McCarron
Feb 16, 2016 • 50 min
I caught up with Leon McCarron, a Northern Irish adventurer, film-maker and author who specialises in long distance, human-powered expeditions. In our interview we talked about • How to make a living from your laptop • How to start your first adventure…
#13 How to take action even when you don’t feel like it with Mark Leruste
Feb 9, 2016 • 13 min
This is a special episode where Mark Leruste shares what he’s learned about procrastination and finally taking action, even when you really don’t feel like it. To subscribe to the show click here…
#12 How to build a tribe with Danny Bent
Dec 22, 2015 • 58 min
I caught up with Danny Bent, award winning author, Guinness World Record holder, founder of Project Awesome and finalist in BBC’s TV series “Special Forces’ ULTIMATE HELL WEEK”. In our interview we talked about: • How to start a Tribe from scratch…
#11 How to start a business that works with Rebecca Tracey
Dec 8, 2015 • 48 min
I caught up with Rebecca Tracey, founder of The Uncaged Life and self-proclaimed queen of the #nopantsparty who built her online business while spending 8 months living out of a van rock-climbing in North America. In our interview we talked about why most…
#10 How to become a leader with Dori Ben-Chanoch
Nov 23, 2015 • 51 min
I caught up with former Paratrooper turned executive coach, Dori Ben-Chanoch. In our interview we talked about the key to finding your purpose, why a job title doesn’t make you a leader, the unexplored art and science of success, why most coaches fail,…
#9 How to thrive on a plant-based diet with Brendan Brazier
Nov 10, 2015 • 17 min
I caught up with Brendan Brazier, former professional Ironman triathlete, two-time Canadian 50km ultramarathon champion, bestselling author of Thrive and formulator of Vega, an award-winning line of whole food nutritional products. But what makes Brendan…
#8 How to dream big with Alastair Humphreys
Oct 30, 2015 • 44 min
I caught up with Alastair Humphreys, a National Geographic Adventurer of the year, inspirational speaker, filmmaker and author of 9 books. His #Microadventure movement has become a global phenomenon, where people around the world are discovering that time…
#7 How to start a business while juggling a full time job with Zade Al-Salim
Sep 21, 2015 • 68 min
I caught up with senior creative account manager turned Crossfit Gym owner, Zade Al-Salim. In our interview we talked about why training in CrossFit is basically like being a big kid, why car parks are the new startup garages, why your friends should…
#6 How to be true to yourself with Shea Emry
Sep 16, 2015 • 44 min
I caught up with Shea Emry, CFL All-Star Linebacker turned mental health wellbeing activist and founder of The Wellmen Project. In our interview, we talked about why being real, taking risks and telling your story is the key to living a full life, how to…
#5 Why having a sense of humour is the key to overcoming adversity with Adam Conlon
Aug 31, 2015 • 68 min
I caught up with Adam Conlon, former front line British army officer turned stand up comedian. In our interview, we explored the links between being at war and running your business, why making the most of the worst situation will keep you alive, as well…
#4 How to stand up for what you believe in with Tom Brake
Aug 23, 2015 • 16 min
I caught up with Tom Brake, Member of Parliament (MP) for Carshalton and Wallington, who following the 2015 general elections in the UK became the only Liberal Democrat MP to secure (and hold) his seat in the London area. This is his fifth consecutive…
#3 How to feel alive as a man with Robin Coghlan
Aug 9, 2015 • 14 min
I caught up with Robin Coghlan, my partner in masculine crime, to discuss our up coming experiential workshop “The Wildman Project” that will take place in London. We explore what it really means to feel alive as a man in the 21st century and why this…
#2 How to get in phenomenal shape with Rob Farrington
Jul 26, 2015 • 38 min
I caught up with Rob Farrington, investment banker turned fitness blogger and owner of Live Work Train (www.liveworktrain.com), who radically transformed his body in 10 weeks despite working 60hour work weeks. We explored the modern complexities of body…
#1 Why you shouldn’t be be too quick to quit with Ed Hewitt
Jul 12, 2015 • 41 min
I caught up with environmentalist, entrepreneur and adventurer Ed Hewitt, who in 2013 decided to quit his corporate job to set off on an adventure to travel from Bangkok to Birmingham by foot, along the Silk Road. This trip saw him travel 13,000 miles (or…