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"I talk to people who are smarter than me, so we can learn." In this podcast, we hear from expert guests who can offer accessible insight into everything from starting a business, managing mental health, looking after your physical health, managing your time and more. No topic is off-limits. Whether you're curious about meditation, self-help, sex, entrepreneurship, the latest beauty trend etc, it's all here... Hosted by broadcaster Emma Gunavardhana - a writer with nearly 20 years experience ...
 
Blogosphere: Serious Influence is a podcast all about the business side of the influencer industry. Hosted by Blogosphere - a media company rooted in the world of influencers, which runs events, a network and publishes an internationally distributed print publication (former cover stars include Zoella and Casey Neistat) - the series features interviews with influencer marketing experts, brands as well as influencers themselves.
 
Find out what it's really like to be a top entrepreneur and how to get there. Founders of startups like Monzo, BrewDog, Slack and Jo Malone tell us about their biggest challenges, key decisions and life-defining moments. How would you respond if you arrived in the UK as a penniless refugee? Or had to fire your Mum? Or had a billion dollar deal fall through your hands at the last minute? Learn how to lead from business greats.
 
Interviews with people who have their own business and side projects. From yoga teachers, food bloggers, a world record beating Atlantic rower (in the making), to psychologists- Project Pod finds out how they developed their project, what they've learnt along the way, what are the ideas that drive their business and tips for people who might want to develop their own project or business.
 
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Emma Gunavardhana, or Emma Guns as she’s often known started her career with a bang. She landed her dream job early doors - editing OK Magazine back when that was a really big deal. But when she left the comfort of that job to make it as a solopreneur, everything went to pot. Wind forward four years and Emma was at her lowest ebb, considering selli…
 
Lisa Bilyeu returns to the podcast to talk about her book Radical Confidence, available now. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum. To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Get bonus content on Patreon Support this show http://supporter.acas…
 
In this episode, I share a snippet from my conversation with Michelle Visage where we discuss visualisation and self-doubt. The full episode is available here: Michelle Visage on The Emma Guns Show. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum. To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Sign up …
 
We normally can’t see it at the time but bad things often play a critical role in good things happening. As Steve Jobs famously said, it’ll make sense looking backwards. This is exactly what happened to Chris Sheldrick who had plans to be a professional bassoonist but a freak injury changed the course of life. Chris is now the Co-Founder and CEO of…
 
In this week’s episode of Blogosphere: Serious Influence, Alice Audley (Blogosphere’s founder) speaks to Jessica Paine, who is the Chief Community Officer at SyncVault. SyncVault is a music platform, which rewards creators for using claim-free music on their content.By Blogosphere
 
As we conclude our sixth habit, to be able to complete a full press up, I reflect of the lessons learned that go beyond the physical gains. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum. To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Get bonus content on …
 
In this episode, I'm joined by psychotherapist and couple's counsellor Jessica Baum to discuss attachment theory and how to move away from anxious and toward secure attachments. Anxious attachment can look one of two ways. There’s anxious-ambivalent attachment, which can look like neediness and can go hand-in-hand with low self-esteem. They may cra…
 
Ok, ok - it’s not all about your name or your competitors - but Jess Butcher was kicking herself when she came across TikTok shortly after launching Tick.Done. with her Co-Founders in 2018. Tick.Done. was also a short form video platform which made things confusing. Jess’s friends regularly congratulated her on her success, only for Jess to admit t…
 
In this Bullet Points episode, I share the exciting meet-up I had with Lisa Bilyey and Andrea McLean and share a snippet from my chat with Estée Lalonde where we discuss falling in love with yoga and its mental, emotional and physical benefits. The Emma Guns Show | Estée Lalonde Leaning into Life. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast c…
 
In this week’s episode of Blogosphere: Serious Influence, Alice Audley (Blogosphere’s founder) speaks to Gabrielė Palepšaitė, who is the Influencer Marketing Creative Strategy Lead for EMEA and LATAM at cyber security firm Surfshark. Surfshark was founded in 2018 and offers products such as a virtual private network service, a data leak detection s…
 
In this update, I share the progress I've made towards a full press up and the other lessons I'm learning on this fitness challenge journey. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum. To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Get bonus content on…
 
In this replay episode, I'm revisiting my conversation with Alex Light from 2019. It was my first time really broaching this subject on the podcast and I'm glad Alex was my guide into these muddy and murky waters of eating disorders, body image and diet culture. Alex's book You Are Not a Before Picture is available now. To join the closed Facebook …
 
Richard Clark is now the Founder and MD of Drynks, a non-alcoholic drinks business which raised money on Dragons Den and is growing strongly. But a few years ago he launched another non alcoholic drink, Iron Press, which had a very different outcome. Having enjoyed huge success at Halewood International with Crabbie’s Ginger Beer, Richard and his t…
 
In this episode of Bullet Points, we're getting to know Aimee Connolly, the 'Aimee' behind the makeup brand Sculpted by Aimee. Find Sculpted by Aimee and Aimee Connolly on Instagram. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum. To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Sign up for my newslette…
 
In this week’s episode of Blogosphere: Serious Influence, Alice Audley (Blogosphere’s founder) speaks to Sedge Beswick, who is the Founder and Managing Director of SEEN Connects. As MD and Founder, she has grown the award-winning innovative influencer marketing agency SEEN Connects from the ground up, expanding it internationally. Before setting up…
 
In this instalment of #12habits, I share the progress I've made with the press up challenge and whether I'm on course to get to my goal by the end of the month. In the episode, I mention my conversation with Confidence Coach Dr Nate Zinsser, which you can find here: Dr Nate Zinsser on Building a Confident Mind. To join the closed Facebook group for…
 
In this replay episode, we're revisiting my conversation with Sarah Wilson from 2019 about anxiety: how to identify it, how to contend with it, how to live with it and how to navigate it. This is genuinely one of the most honest conversations I've ever had about my own anxiety, and anxiety in general, with a guest and Sarah's insights, are utterly …
 
We’ve all made mistakes. Many of us have had short-lived jobs. And many of us have been fired. But getting through 37 jobs by the time you’re 24 is quite a haul. That’s what happened to Krisi Smith, the Founder of Bird & Blend, a booming tea company. But before she found her groove, she found she couldn’t hold down a job. This is the story of what …
 
In this Bullet Points episode, we revisit my conversation with Andy Puddicombe from 2019 where he explained exactly what meditation is and how it can benefit anyone who tries it. Listen to the full conversation with Andy here: Andy Puddicombe on The Emma Guns Show. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show F…
 
80% to 90% of startups fail. But what those stats don't tell you is how you can do loads of things right and still fail. This is what happened to Ian Strang and the company he founded, Beyond, who tried to shake up the death industry - offering price comparisons, wills, funerals, probate - those kinds of things. They certainly managed to do that. T…
 
In this week’s episode of Blogosphere: Serious Influence, Alice Audley (Blogosphere’s founder) speaks to Geo West. Geo is an influencer marketing expert with over 12 years' experience in the space. She started her career working for creator Patricia Bright, and subsequently took roles at Benefit Cosmetics, L'Oreal and Charlotte Tilbury. Geo set up …
 
In our sixth habit, I will be setting myself a challenge of doing full press-ups. It might sound small and might sound easy, but I have never been able to do a full press-up despite all my training - my upper body strength leaves a lot to be desired. The only way to develop this skill, once and for all, is to practice and not only practice but star…
 
Dr Megan Rossi (@theguthealthdoctor) joins me on this episode to talk about her new book Eat Yourself Healthy and bust some myths around all things diet and nutrition. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum. To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsl…
 
By the time he was 37, Chris Cabrera had managed his career very well. He was a leader in a public company - and he knew what strategy the company should take to seize the future. But then he got fired. This is the story of what happened and what he did next. Feedback: hello@secretleaders.com Sponsor links: yotpo.com…
 
In this Bullet Points, we revisit a fascinating conversation with author James Nestor about the lost art of breathing. James' book Breath is available now. The full conversation with James is available here: The Emma Guns Show | Learning how to breathe with James Nestor. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns …
 
Vikas Shah MBE looks like the picture of success today. He’s got an MBE. He advises the government on business matters. He’s an NED, investor - he’s someone you look up to. But it wasn’t always like this. He was a fat kid at school, and when he realised he was obese - was disgusted by himself. He lost his identity when his first business failed. He…
 
Melanie Kentish is Group Director of Influencers Sky responsible for overseeing Entertainment, Cinema, Kids, Sports, VIP and products. Mel is a veteran in the space with over 15 years experience working in the field and has consulted for many brands such as Samsung, Sony, Nails Inc, Kelloggs, GAP, Rolls-Royce and Boots. Most recently, she’s most we…
 
As we come to the end of our fifth habit, I consider what else we may have learned from implementing our daily non-negotiables. The water bottle in mentioned in the show is Air Up. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum. To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Sign up for my newsletter …
 
Daniel Pink in an author and speaker who joins me on the podcast to discuss the ways in which we can empower ourselves through regret because no regrets means no growth. Daniel's book The Power of Regret is available now. Take part in the World Regret Survey here. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Fo…
 
Alex Farrell is a successful entrepreneur, NED and investor but amongst the successes, there have also been some losses. Alex founded Gift Wink in 2015, a platform where users could get timely and excellent gift ideas. So when your Mum’s birthday was coming up, you’d actually get her something awesome which arrived on time. That was the idea anyway…
 
Evy Poumpouras is a former Secret Service agent, author and motivational speaker who joined me on the podcast in August 2020 to talk about how to develop emotional resilience, navigate stressful situations, detect BS in other people and develop a positive mindset that gets you to your goals and much more. In this clip from that episode, Evy describ…
 
Andrea Berchowitz is the Co-Founder of Vira Health, a tech startup taking on problems in women’s health, starting with menopause. Andrea worked at McKinsey and then the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation but this is her first time as a Founder. What’s tougher than she expected? What’s surprised her about the switch? And what would she advise others …
 
In this episode of the podcast, I share some mental shifts that can help you overcome any barriers you may be facing as you implement your daily habits. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum. To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Get bonu…
 
Dr Tracey Shors is a Professor in Behavioural and Systems Neuroscience and Vice Chair and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University and she joins me to share her insights and expertise on trauma. Dr Tracey Shors book Everyday Trauma is available now. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click he…
 
Giles Harrison, the Co-Founder of Sculpd, is riding high now but his first startup ground to a painful halt. Having quit his job in a bullish mood to found a matcha tea business, he soon found out how difficult startups are - and how much more difficult physical goods businesses are compared to digital ones. Find out how he failed - what went wrong…
 
In this episode, I'm joined by Rita Silva from The Ordinary Lab Team to talk about the brand's foray into haircare and the three new products they are launching. To shop: The Ordinary Haircare Behentrimonium Chloride 2% Conditioner Sulphate 4% Cleanser for Body and Hair Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA for Scalp Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Densit…
 
So you’ve heard people talking about the metaverse and have been wondering what they’re on about? You think you get it one minute but then someone else says something and you’re none the wiser? Yeah, sounds about right. This is why we’re pumped to be interviewing Sebastien Borger, the Co-Founder and COO of The Sandbox, who are a market leader in th…
 
In this episode of #12habits I share a three-pronged pep talk for anyone struggling with the daily non-negotiables as we hit the halfway point. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum. To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Get bonus content…
 
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