EP81: Stephen Jenkinson - Die Wise

EP81: Stephen Jenkinson - Die Wise

August 26, 2019

Stephen Jenkinson is a Harvard educated theologian, culture activist, educator, and creator and principal instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School.

For years he headed the counselling team of Canada’s largest home-based palliative care programme and he was assistant professor at a prominent medical school. Working with hundreds of dying people and their families, care-givers, nurses, doctors and social workers he encountered the deep death phobia and grief illiteracy that exists in the West. This motivated him to redefine what it means to live, and die well.

He’s the author of several books including: How It All Could Be, Money and the Soul’s Desires, the award winning Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, and Come of Age: The Case of Elderhood in a Time of Trouble. He’s also the subject of the National Film Board of Canada documentary, Griefwalker, a lyrical, poetic portrait of his work with dying people.

Most recently, he has been performing his Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour, a rich and powerfully nuanced evening woven together by deep storytelling, wondering and music, to sold out venues across three continents


00.00 Trailer

00.12 Introduction

02.00 What do people never ask Stephen that he wishes they would?

03.50 Stephen on his communication

08.50 How do you communicate to someone that they are dying?

11.40 What does a good death look like?

16.30 What does the word God mean to Stephen?

19.10 Why does Stephen think age intolerance exists today?

25.20 The degradation of culture

31.20 Stephen on his ancestry

34.40 Stephen on his purpose

40.30 Stephen on his legacy

41.20 What kind of imprint has witnessing so many deaths left on Stephen’s psyche?

44.20 How does Stephen define success?

46.40 Best piece of advice

48.30 Speaking to 20 year old self

49.50 Changing the world

51.40 Being the change you want to see in the world



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EP80: Bob Keiller CBE - Inspiring Entrepreneurship

EP80: Bob Keiller CBE - Inspiring Entrepreneurship

August 22, 2019

Bob Keiller CBE is one of the most highly regarded and well respected figures in Scottish and British Business. 

He is the former Chief Executive of Wood Group, a multinational energy services company which generates in excess of $10 billion in revenue, employs more than 55 thousand people and operates in over 60 countries.

In December 2015 he assumed the role as Chairman of Scotland's national economic development agency, Scottish Enterprise, a role which he served for three years, stepping down at the end of 2018. 

He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2017, for services to business and entrepreneurship, and in addition to a host of previous accolades such as Entrepreneur of The Year, Scottish Businessman of the year, and being inducted into Entrepreneurial Scotland's Hall of Fame, he was named as Scotland’s “icon of the year” in the 2018 Barclays Entrepreneur Awards.

He’s a TEDx speaker, a LinkedIn Influencer with more than 155,000 followers, Chief Storytelling Officer at The Lens, and he now acts as a Business Advisor through his consultancy firm, AB15, where he works with companies, ambitious leaders and social enterprises, with the focus of inspiring others to succeed. 


00.00 Trailer

00.12 Introduction

01.50 Bob’s early life

05.30 Bob’s career path

11.50 How did Bob evolve from someone managing 2 people to managing over 40,000

13.50 How did Bob navigate his way to the position of CEO?

16.50 Who was Bob’s best boss?

18.10 Why are core values so important?

19.50 Do core values define culture?

20.30 Delineating and implementing a businesses values

23.00 Should people be dismissed if they don’t adhere to values?

24.00 How did Bob’s specialities become his specialities?

27.00 Helping people and businesses on a pro bono basis rather than taking a position on a board

28.20 Bob on not being driven by ego

29.50 How Bob became an Influencer on LinkedIn

32.40 First things a new business should do

35.00 Using technology to grow a business

36.30 Business in Scotland

39.00 Geography as a limitation to funding a startup

41.30 Bob on his personal values

43.20 Bob on his purpose

45.50 Bob’s approach to business storytelling

49.10 What does the future hold for Bob?

50.30 Bob on his legacy

51.30 How does Bob define success?

52.30 Best piece of advice

55.00 Speaking to 20 year old self

56.20 Changing the world



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EP79: Gavin Oattes - Zest: How To Squeeze The Max Out Of Life

EP79: Gavin Oattes - Zest: How To Squeeze The Max Out Of Life

July 24, 2019

Gavin Oattes is an International Keynote Speaker, two time Bestselling author, and the Owner and Managing Director of Tree of Knowledge, one of the UK's most exciting people development organisations whose vision is to inspire the world. 

His book 'Shine' recently turned one, and it is the 12th biggest selling personal development book of the last 12 months in the UK. His upcoming book 'Zest: How to Squeeze the Max out of Life' is due for publication at the end of July this year.

In September last year he organised and hosted 'Fire Up Scotland', the biggest event of inspiration held in Scotland for over 50 years. Taking place at Glasgow's SSE Hydro, it was free to all of the country's Secondary Schools and was attended by more than 8,000 pupils. 

He’s also an award winning comedian, the inventor of Study Ninja, a former Young Entrepreneur of the Year, a two time TEDx speaker, and he appeared on BBC’s Dragons Den.


00.00 Trailer

00.12 Introduction

03.10 Gavin’s early life

06.50 Why do adults lose the enthusiasm they had as a child?

10.50 Gavin’s career path

14.30 How has Tree Of Knowledge changed?

17.50 How has Gavin changed?

22.50 Fire Up Scotland and how it came about

39.50 Gavin on his books

48.20 Gavin on his purpose

49.20 Gavin on his legacy

52.20 Where does Gavin see himself in 5/10 years?

54.30 How does Gavin define success?

1.01.10 How does Gavin do to unwind?

1.05.30 Best piece of advice

1.06.40 Speaking to 20 year old self

1.11.30 Changing the world



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EP78: Shaun Attwood - Ecstasy Kingpin To Inspired Activist

EP78: Shaun Attwood - Ecstasy Kingpin To Inspired Activist

June 22, 2019

Shaun Attwood is a speaker, best-selling true crime author, podcaster, YouTuber, educator and activist.

After becoming a stock-market millionaire in the 1990's he moved to the US State of Arizona, where he became deeply involved in the bubbling rave scene, and went on to mastermind an international drug smuggling operation, importing and distributing around £4 million worth of Ecstasy and working in direct competition against Mafia mass murderer Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano.

On the 16th May 2002, a SWAT team smashed into his home, and after facing a 200 year sentence and being held on remand for two years, he was convicted and sentenced to 9 and a half years in one of the toughest prisions with the highest death rate in the US, where he served nearly 6 years before being deported back to England.

Banned from America for life, his story has featured in countless articles, was published by Random House as The English Shaun trilogy: Party Time, Hard Time and Prison Time; and was featured worldwide on the National Geographic Channel as an episode of 'Banged Up Abroad' called "Raving Arizona".

Today, he campaigns against injustice through his books and renowned blog, Jon’s Jail Journal; he talks to audiences of young people across the UK and Europe about his experiences and the consequences of getting involved in drugs and crime; and he has appeared on the BBC, Sky, CNN and TV in over 40 countries talking about issues affecting prisoners’ rights.


00.00 Trailer

00.12 Introduction

02.50 Shaun’s early life

04.30 Shaun’s investing strategy

09.10 Shaun on YouTube and his podcast

10.40 Shaun’s first experience with ecstasy

16.20 Why does Shaun think ecstasy is illegal?

22.00 What reform would Shaun like to see around drug use?

25.00 What was Shaun’s motivation behind making ecstasy available in the US?

27.00 Did Shaun ever think he would get caught?

31.00 What was Shaun’s reaction to the police bursting into his house?

34.00 Shaun’s perception of death

40.00 At what point should problems in childhood be addressed?

41.30 What were Shaun’s underlying psychological issues?

43.00 Does Shaun believe that he wasn’t interesting?

45.40 What were the positives to come from Shaun’s time in prison?

47.00 To what extent does Shaun care about what others think about him (Shaun speaks about his YouTube channel and issues he’s had?

1.04.30 Is having someone as a podcast guest and implicit endorsement of the individual?

1.07.30 What motivates trolls?

1.10.50 What made the Jamie Morgan Kane video viral?

1.13.20 Does Shaun create content that he is passionate about or purely for views?

1.15.20 Shaun’s thoughts on prisoners rights and the war on drugs

1.23.00 Shaun’s views on the death penalty

1.27.40 Shaun on Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey

1.31.40 What is the rehabilitation process in prisons?

1.33.20 Shaun’s favourite books

1.40.20 What is Shaun’s life philosophy?

1.48.30 What does Shaun think happens when we die?

1.52.30 Shaun on Yoga and spiritual practices

1.54.50 Shaun on his purpose

2.02.50 Shaun on his legacy

2.03.10 Shaun’s definition of success

2.04.00 Best piece of advice

2.05.00 Passion/hobby vs addiction

2.09.00 What would Shaun say to his 20 year old self?

2.13.40 Changing the world


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EP77: Daniel Euan Henderson - Saving Lives With Positive Vibes

EP77: Daniel Euan Henderson - Saving Lives With Positive Vibes

June 10, 2019

Daniel Euan Henderson is one of Scotland’s leading content creators and social media influencers with a pan-platform following of more than 2 million subscribers.

His speciality is positive, amusing and inspiring short form female friendly viral video content, covering everything from depression and anxiety to female periods, with the goal of empowering people to love themselves more.

He’s an entertainer, a world traveller; having traveled to some 20 countries in the past two years, and he recently became an uncle.


00.00 Trailer

00.12 Introduction

02.20 Daniel’s early life

03.30 Daniel’s childhood aspirations

06.30 Daniel’s career path

08.00 How did content creation become Daniel’s focus?

09.10 What platform did Daniel start on?

12.30 How did Daniel’s style become his style?

14.40 Detractors and trolls

15.30 Why does Daniel think his content has been so popular?

16.40 The highs and lows

22.20 Negative people

23.50 Does Daniel delete negative comments?

26.10 Daniel’s content creation process

28.10 How does Daniel decide what to create?

30.00 What is it like when a video goes viral?

32.00 How important are views to Daniel?

34.50 Young people, anxiety, depression and social media

39.10 Casey Neistat and social media addiction

40.00 Daniel’s favourite social platform

42.00 New social media platforms

44.30 Daniel’s monetisation strategy

49.10 If Daniel woke up with zero followers, what’s the first thing her would do?

52.00 Personal development

55.00 Daniel’s favourite personal development resources

1.01.50 Daniel on his purpose

1.04.40 Daniel on legacy

1.08.50 Daniel on success

1.12.00 Daniel on meditation

1.14.30 Daniel on his future goals

1.16.00 Changing direction and the implications

1.21.00 Best piece of advice

1.24.30 What would Daniel say to his 15 year old self?

1.25.10 Changing the world



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EP76: Josh Littlejohn MBE - Social Bite

EP76: Josh Littlejohn MBE - Social Bite

May 9, 2019

Josh Littlejohn MBE is a speaker, philanthropist, and one of the UK’s leading social entrepreneurs, having raised over £7 million for charity and significantly impacted the issue of homelessness in Scotland.

In 2011 he set up The Scottish Business Awards, the largest awards dinner of its kind in the whole of the UK with past keynote speakers such as Sir Bob Geldof, Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney, Sir Richard Branson and former U.S. President, Bill Clinton.

In 2012 he co-founded Social Bite, a social enterprise with a mission to eradicate homelessness in Scotland. 100% of Social Bite’s profits are donated to good causes and 1 in 4 of their staff are people from homeless backgrounds. Social Bite also feeds the homeless with food that customers pre-pay for.

In 2016, he co-founded Brewgooder, a social enterprise beer company that donates all of its profits to clean water projects around the world. Their mission is to provide clean drinking water for 1 million people within five years.

In 2017, he was awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours list, he’s received 2 honorary doctorates and he also made the Debrett’s list of 500 most influential people in the UK.

2017 also saw him organise the world’s biggest sleep-out event Sleep In The Park which drew more than 8,000 people. The event was handed the Judges Choice Award at The Herald Culture Awards and it came in at number 10 on ‘The Massive Top 25’.

In May 2018, the Social Bite Village was officially launched in Edinburgh to provide housing for homeless people, and in late June they welcomed their first residents.


00.00 Trailer

00.12 Introduction

02.50 Josh’s proudest achievement and journey

05.50 Josh’s early life

08.30 Josh’s career aspirations

12.00 Josh and Che Guevara

13.30 Whose responsibility is it to correct the homeless issue?

16.10 How close is Scotland to eradicating homelessness?

19.10 When did Josh start to believe that the things he has accomplished were possible?

23.00 How does Josh know when he is out of alignment?

29.00 What would Josh like his obituary to read?

36.00 What has Josh learned from meeting A list celebrities and Global influencers?

39.30 In what way is Josh today different from Josh in 2011?

42.30 How close is Josh to achieving his biggest goals?

49.20 Josh on his purpose

50.00 Josh on success

52.30 Best piece of advice

54.00 What would Josh say to his 20 year old self?

55.00 Does Josh have any regrets?

56.30 Changing the world


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EP75: Jimmy Naraine - I Am A Spartan

EP75: Jimmy Naraine - I Am A Spartan

April 7, 2019

Jimmy Naraine is an online entrepreneur, international speaker, bestselling course creator and adventurer.

He has more than 105,000 students from 194 countries enrolled in his courses on online learning platform Udemy, where he specialises in areas such as confidence, social skills, wealth creation and productivity. His straight talking approach and exceptional delivery has resulted in thousands of 5 star reviews and earned him the very first Udemy innovation award.

He’s been a digital nomad for over 5 years and has explored in excess of 72 countries while running his online ventures. He has featured in Entrepreneur and Business Insider and he regularly delivers keynotes at sell out conferences such as MindvalleyU, DNX, Nomad Cruise and 12minme. He is also the co-founder of Growth Masters – an invite only adventure Mastermind for ambitious entrepreneurs run across the globe in locations such as Bali, the Himalayas, the Canary Islands and Brazil.

His mission is to help millions of people destroy their limiting beliefs, tap into their true potential, and design their best lives.


00.00 Trailer

00.12 Introduction

03.00 Jimmy’s background

09.00 Jimmy’s career path

14.00 Becoming an entrepreneur

22.00 What inspired Jimmy to start making courses?

27.00 How did Jimmy’s course content become his course content?

30.00 Jimmy’s tips on confidence and productivity

41.30 What is Jimmy’s self-talk?

47.40 How does Jimmy think other people perceive him?

53.50 Jimmy on his purpose

1.01.00 Does Jimmy ever see himself living in one place?

1.05.50 Why does Jimmy travel?

1.08.30 Jimmy on cultural awareness

1.16.30 Jimmy on his legacy

1.21.00 Consciousness and the treatment of animals

1.26.50 Best piece of advice

1.29.20 What would Jimmy say to his 20 year old self?

1.33.30 When did Jimmy last cry?

1.43.00 Changing the world


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EP74: Peter Sage - Earth School

EP74: Peter Sage - Earth School

February 24, 2019

Peter Sage is a serial entrepreneur, international speaker, bestselling author, philosopher and teacher. 

Having cultivated a large global following, he has become one of the world's most sought after experts in human behaviour and his insights are renowned for causing profound and lasting shifts that have allowed tens of thousands of people to live with less stress and more joy.

He has delivered three incredible TED talks, has been a guest on podcasts such as Entrepreneur On Fire, The Art Of Charm, Bulletproof Radio and London Real, and has spoken on 5 continents sharing the stage with the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Kofi Annan and Former US President Bill Clinton.

He was named as one of the Greatest Leaders and Entrepreneurs of 2015 by Inspiring Leadership Now and he was awarded the distinguished 2013 Brand Laureate Award from the Asian Pacific Brands Foundation for extraordinary individuals.

His latest book, 'The Inside Track' is an inspirational guide to conquering adversity, in which he reveals how people can face any problem in their life from a place of power rather than force.


00.00 Trailer

00.12 Introduction

02.20 Peter’s background

05.30 What was behind Peter’s motivation to earn money?

08.00 Advice from Peter’s experience in business

14.00 Challenging our own beliefs

21.00 Levels of consciousness

36.00 Self awareness and recognising ones own level of consciousness

38.00 Peter’s journey into spirituality and alternative science

44.30 Peter’s on the Mainstream Media

1.06.30 The Inside Track and Peter’s time in prison

1.16.30 Peter’s worldview and perception of adversity

1.19.20 How does Peter go about conditioning his mind?

1.28.10 Programming positivity

1.30.50 Peter on his purpose

1.35.00 What does ‘God’ mean to Peter?

1.47.20 Peter on his legacy

1.55.20 Best piece of advice

1.59.40 What would Peter say to his 20 year old self?

2.05.30 Changing the world

2.07.00 The souls journey



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EP73: Tommy Sheridan - Hope Over Fear

EP73: Tommy Sheridan - Hope Over Fear

February 8, 2019

Tommy Sheridan is a proud father, proud socialist and a former member of Scottish Parliament.

He was a leading figure in negotiations to establish the Scottish Socialist Alliance in 1996, which then evolved into the Scottish Socialist Party in 1998. He became the convenor of the party in the same year and was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 1999.

In 2006 he became joint convenor of political party Solidarity - Scotland’s Socialist Movement, a role which he went on to serve for 10 years, and in the run-up to the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, he led a pro-independence campaign under the banner "Hope Over Fear".

He co-authored ‘A Time To Rage’ and ‘Imagine’, an outline of the principles of socialism for a modern era; he’s been a radio and chat show host, he has degrees in Politics, Social Research and Law, and he’s made countless television appearances and was a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother.

Most recently he’s been working as a columnist for major Russian news agency and radio broadcaster Sputnik.


00.00 Trailer

00.12 Introduction

03.20 Where does Tommy’s passion come from?

12.20 How would Tommy describe his Father’s character?

17.00 Tommy’s political views

24.20 What societal changes would Tommy implement?

34.50 Redistribution of wealth and capping wages

44.00 ‘Russian media sowing division’ narrative

46.50 Why is Tommy so passionate about Scottish Independence?

47.50 What does Tommy think an Independent Scotland might look like?

53.00 Building on positives

54.00 Brexit - what does Tommy see happening?

1.01.00 Brexit deal or WTO?

1.04.50 Why wealthy people are concerned about Jeremy Corbyn

1.05.40 Reclaiming property from the wealthy

1.07.00 Champagne socialists

1.09.00 Tommy on his purpose

1.12.00 Tommy on his legacy

1.12.30 Tommy on success

1.40.40 Is Tommy fulfilled?

1.17.00 Best piece of advice

1.19.00 What would Tommy say to his 20 year old self?

1.24.00 Is Tommy glad he went into politics?

1.28.00 Changing the world



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EP72: Sam Conley - 21 Stone Dad To 14 Stone Athlete

EP72: Sam Conley - 21 Stone Dad To 14 Stone Athlete

January 22, 2019

Sam Conley is a body transformation specialist and one of Ireland’s most sought after fitness coaches.

He boasts one of the longest lists of client success stories because he understand the challenge more than most having gone from a 21 stone compulsive over eater, to a 14 stone competitive bodybuilder, winning Mr Body Transformation Ireland and Europe in the same year.

He’s a speaker, a podcaster, founder and owner of HQ Fitness Academy and through his 1-2-1 and online training programs, he helps clients and individuals transform their bodies and lives as he himself has done.


00.00 Trailer

00.12 Introduction

03.20 Sam’s background

06.40 Sam’s earliest memory of being overweight

10.20 Sam’s career aspirations

14.40 What stopped Sam from losing weight in the past?

19.00 How did Sam’s career unfold?

26.00 Knowledge through experience

29.30 Sam’s prior eating habits

33.30 Reasons for Sam’s eating

38.00 When did Sam begin to change?

51.30 Why did Sam decide to compete?

57.20 Sam on his sensitive side

1.00.00 Sam’s willingness to talk about his past

1.02.30 Sam on domestic abuse

1.12.00 Advice to others

1.18.30 What would Sam say to someone struggling with their weight?

1.22.30 Sam on his purpose

1.24.30 Sam on his legacy

1.29.00 How has Sam managed to maintain his changes?

1.31.20 Sam on success

1.32.50 What would Sam say to his 20 year old self?

1.36.00 Changing the world


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