Listen to him speak, then decide what Marque does for a living (here’s a hint, he does it for everyone from major brands to the Harlem Globetrotters)! A great chat with a great man, sharing how he made his way in a unique and competitive industry, before being able to ‘Google it’ was ever a thing. His journey, story, all the anecdotes and advice for you on choosing your own path, however challenging the route may be.
Sometimes it’s the stories that on the outside seem the most normal that are the most inspiring! Melissa Brown is a Senior Marketing Manager at Home Depot, but when we got to talking about her LifeWork journey, she shared an amazing story of personal drive, creating her own experience and maximizing the opportunity provided in a corporate environment. It’s a real eye-opener for anyone who feels trapped in their work. If you step up and own it, you can follow your own path, wherever you are!
For one amazing day each year Creative Summit descends on Skellefteå, Sweden for a day of amazing talks, conversations and interactions. A true community emerges, built around dynamic conversations. This year the theme was Communication in the era of Cyborgs and Algorithms and the lineup featured everyone from Cyborg Artists to tech creators, experience makers to Facebook. Andy had the privilege of moderating the summit and in this special show, we capture some of the highlights of the day and put a LifeWork spin on them. Huge thanks goes to Peter and the team at WDO both for creating the event and allowing us to use the audio for the podcast and of course, to the amazing speakers who shared their ideas and stories. Not only can we choose our own path, but in the future what that looks like will be very different!
As an award-winning Celebrity Photographer, Jon Enoch has captured some of the most recognizable images of Politicians, Actors, Sportspeople and Musicians of our times. He has achieved all this without formal qualification in a changing industry and is only just getting started! Through personal passion for what he does and drive to move things forward, Jon’s LifeWork story begins with winning an in-store competition and comes up to date with focus, resilience and relentless ambition to constantly shake things up. Inspiration for anyone looking to choose your own path!
In addition to a day job as Twitter’s European Supremo, Bruce Daisley has somehow found time to become a bestselling author (The Joy of Work) and number one podcast host (Eat Sleep Work Repeat). As he shares his LifeWork journey, it becomes clear that determination, personal conviction, a drive to explore and a big dash of rock and roll spirit play a big part in his success. Share Bruce’s story from bar work to one of the most famous companies on the planet and be inspired to choose your own path!
As Chief Marketing Officer of The Atlanta Hawks NBA Basketball Team and The State Farm Arena, Melissa Proctor has what anyone would define as a dream job. From her childhood ambition of becoming the first female NBA Coach, to realizing her dreams in completely unexpected ways, Melissa has truly lived every step of her LifeWork journey. Her story is one of relentless determination, focus and open-minded adventure, being true to herself every step of the way and enjoying every minute of it. It’s also one which should be shared, so that everyone can be inspired to choose their own path and create their own LifeWork.
RahGor is an international keynote speaker with his own branding consultancy, but it could have all been so different. Making his way from the streets of New Jersey, RahGor focused on using his skills for long-term growth, not just immediate survival. He lost family members along the way, but relentlessly stuck to his belief that ‘your location is not your destination’. Hear him share his story with Andy and get insight, inspiration and advice for someone who proves that choosing your own path is completely possible, whatever the obstacles in front of you might be.
For most people, one dream job would be enough. As a former Pro-Snowboarder, who has also worked at NASA and now finds himself creating self-driving cars at Waymo, Andrew has quite a story to tell! Contrary to what you may think, this is a tale of curiosity, enthusiasm, relentless drive and a determination to follow a dream, whatever form it takes and wherever it goes. It’s about resilience, focus against the odds (and what other people may say), but most importantly, it’s told by the nicest, most down to earth man you’ll meet.
Way before Victoria appeared in Hollywood movies like Saving Mr Banks, Transformers 4 and Game of Aces, she arrived in LA to pursue her dream with nothing more than a suitcase and a whole heap of determination. Victoria shares with Andy Swann (Author, The Human Workplace) how she made her dream a reality, what it took and her advice for others looking to choose their own path. Hear the story, join the conversation, subscribe and share. We all deserve to make LifeWork our reality!
Most of us feel that our dreams are out of reach. LifeWork is a series of conversations with interesting and unique people who have ‘made it’ in life and work. If you need advice, inspiration or ideas to pursue your own lifework, or just like interesting stories, then this podcast is for you.
Listen to the trailer, subscribe on your favorite podcast platform, join the conversation and tell 3 other people to do the same. Let’s make LifeWork a reality for everyone!