In this week’s episode of The Unconventionalists podcast Mark Leruste sits down with Billie Quinlan, Co-founder and CEO of Ferly - a business focused on improving our sexual wellbeing - to talk about how a horrific experience at work fuelled her desire to unlock female pleasure for gender equality.
Fran Boorman, Co-Founder and CEO of Goal 17, believes there isn’t a problem a partnership can’t fix. In this week’s inspiring conversation we talk about how thanks to the power of football and partnering up with Premiere League clubs in the UK, Goal 17 and The Street Soccer Foundation are tackling head on youth homelessness.
Four years ago to the day the very first episode of The Unconventionalists® podcast went live on iTunes. What started as a passion project on the side quickly became something much bigger. Here are the key lessons Mark Leruste has learned from having 6,000 minutes of powerful conversations with world-class guests.
There's nothing worse than getting at the top of a career ladder only to realise you're on the wrong wall. When this week’s guest Claudia Colucci woke up one day and realised that she was part of the top 5% of women in the advertising industry, and didn’t like what she saw, she did one of the scariest things possible: She quit. Here’s the story of what happened next.
Today's very special guest on the show is Ash Alexander-Cooper OBE, a former Specialist Military Unit Colonel in the British Armed Forces who served the British Army for 22 years and who spent 82 months deployed on operations in complex and hostile environments. As a former elite athlete representing Team GB and a man leading woman and men into battle, this is one of the most inspiring conversations you'll hear on what it takes to build adaptable and high performing teams through compassionate and mission-driven leadership.
We wouldn’t be called The Unconventionalists if we didn’t do things a little differently from time to time. And today, we’re excited to share with you a world first for the show, we invited Philip McKernan, the author of the new book “One Last Talk” to become the very Guest Host of the show for this very special episode. Enjoy!
Let's be honest, 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. The good news is that we can change that reality. Tune in to this week’s episode of The Unconventionalists where Mark Leruste sits down with organisational whisperer Aaron Dignan, founder of The Ready and author of the brand new book "Brave New Work" to talk about why more autonomy, trust, and transparency, not bureaucracy, is the secret to doing our best work.
What if the secret to building and growing a business that people wanted to love and support was to actually just be yourself? Wouldn’t that be a crazy idea? Well, watch my powerful conversation with George Bettany, co-founder of Sanctus who believes that being yourself is good for business. He should know, their startup is on track to make 7-figures in 2019 without even having a sales team!
From rags to riches, how a University drop out launched a tech startup, raised $1 million and lived the dream. So could have gone the narrative of today's guest, if it weren't for the fact that James Routledge woke up one day having panic attacks and realised that the company he had built was a soulless shell. It was time to hit the reset button. This is the incredible true story of how a 20something year old took on the challenge to change the perception of mental health and put the first mental health gym on the high street by founding Sanctus.