This podcast allows us to chat further with the entrepreneurs that have shared a story at one of our events. Storytelling is a remarkable way to get to know, like and trust the owner behind the brand.
Episode 23: Paul Cheese
Did you know that the sound of Kent is D Major? In this month’s Business Diaries Podcast, Paul Cheese shares his fascination with sounds, particularly the everyday sounds around us. We find out why dropping a skip in a car park made as much of an impression as oystercatchers in Ipswich, fountains in Sheffield and kicking the bar in Aberystwyth.
Paul is a professional musician, sound artist, producer, singer, cyclist, songwriter. His latest project is TheBigRecordUK He cycled around 5000 miles to every region of the UK to capture the sounds of people & places, then used these to create a new song, The Sound Of The UK.
As well as creating the opening titles music for the Business Diaries Podcast, he has written and recorded music in locations all over the world. From the tops of mountains to deep underground, old places, new places and even underwater, from pillar boxes to ice caves, the Australian bush to the Grand Canyon…
Paul can be found https://www.paulcheese.com/
Episode 22: Corina Goetz
In this month’s episode, our storyteller Corina Goetz shares how her work changed overnight as a result of the pandemic, and how trying something new, revitalised her life, health and work. This is a fascinating episode, and we don’t want to give the surprise away – but would you do this?
Corina runs Star-CaT, providing 5-star Middle Eastern training, coaching and sales representation from professionals and companies working with the Middle East. She has worked with many clients, particularly from the Gulf region, for over 20 years, establishing many long-standing relationships. She travels the region extensively acts as the key point of contact in London for her clients.
Episode 21: Chris Pollard
In this episode, we revisit a story shared at the inaugural Business Diaries Live event in 2017 when the theme was “working away”. As a buyer and seller in the fashion and textiles industry, Chris Pollard travelled frequently, experiencing different cultures and customs. In this episode, he shares a few of his adventures, including a ‘special meal’ and a particularly terrifying aspect of a seemingly ordinary journey.
In the discussion, we consider the importance of empathy and listening when working and travelling abroad, and the value of “doing a bit of homework” and being open to new experiences.
Episode 20: Benita Matofska
Benita is a renowned speaker and world-leading expert on change-making, social innovation, the Sharing Economy and author of Generation Share. In this episode, she shares why she is so passionate about changing the way businesses and individuals think and act. This is a jam-packed episode guaranteed to change the way you think, live and do business.
Generation Share, is the world’s first collection of impactful business models and change-maker stories from around the world, transforming lives and the planet. Each copy is made from 100% waste materials, educates a girl in the slums in Mumbai and plants a tree.
Episode 19: Hazel Addley
Hazel Addley is one of the first 16 Energy Alignment Method Mentors in the world. She has coached hundreds of people to grow their businesses, live powerfully and love life.
However, Hazel’s early years were unstable, filled with uncertainty and change. In this episode, she tells the story of her childhood. She shares how living in different places with different family members affected her growing up and into her early adulthood. Until one sentence at a workshop changed everything!
This is a powerful episode touching on resilience, positivity, digging deep and perspective.