Jessie J is a singer and songwriter who has been singing professionally since she was 11 years old. In 2010 she shot to fame with the release of her first single, Do It Like A Dude. She has since sold millions of records, performed at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics, and been a judge on the talent shows The Voice and The Voice Kids.
This episode with Jessie is a special conversation. She was candid and open about the highs and lows throughout her life, and shared with me some things that she has never voiced before. From her early childhood memories, to the fame and success of her music, to health issues and grief, Jessie spoke with such honesty and tenderness.
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Gary Neville is a broadcaster, serial business founder and owner, and a winner of every possible club football title in his 20 years playing for Manchester United - with 2 Champions League medals, 8 Premier League medals, 3 FA Cup medals, a Club World Cup medal, and 2 League cup medals. In one of his most emotional and heartfelt interviews to date, Gary opens up about precisely what drove him and his similarly successful siblings on - his brother is the England-capped footballer Philip Neville, while his sister is the former Head Coach of England Netball, Tracey Neville - despite their very humble origins. A legend of Manchester United and a former captain of the club, he goes into detail about precisely what made the team culture of the Sir Alex Ferguson years so strong, why its so sorely lacking now, why he’s felt the need to speak out more on social and political issues, and why everything he does is for the city he grew up in and calls home. Even after all these years, he’s still bringing glory back to Manchester. Topics: How did you and your family become so successful in sport? What the cost of your drive? You’re self disparaging about your skills Alex Ferguson’s mindset What you have you learnt from Sir Alex about culture? Why are Manchester United failing now? Your businesses Politics Mental health Your dad The next 10 years If happiness was a recipe The last guest question Gary: Twitter: https://bit.ly/3QvActR Instagram: https://bit.ly/3AtCu6S Gary’s book, available for pre-order now: https://g2ul0.app.link/3Y26i8G6ysb Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://g2ul0.app.link/aTf9jh8Zvsb Follow us on Telegram: https://g2ul0.app.link/E561VVf0vsb Sponsors: Huel - https://g2ul0.app.link/wjmvak5nAsb BlueJeans - https://g2ul0.app.link/rB98ls8nAsb
1 hour 39 mins
18 August Finished
Nicola Mendelsohn is Meta’s (formerly Facebook) global head of advertising and routinely tops lists “most powerful person in UK tech. She’s juggled her high flying career with having a rare type of blood cancer since 2016. That cancer is just one of the things that has held Nicola back, but, like her struggle against racial prejudice in her early years, she hasn’t let it define her. No one is ever going to get to define Nicola except her. In this candid chat about how she’s seen her role and her company change as it’s come under increasing criticism in the last few years, Nicola holds nothing back on her critics, her fears, her highs, her lows, and what she still wants herself and the company to achieve. Topics: What made you the person you are today? What did you learn from working in the marketing industry? Joining Facebook & leading the EMEA market Your journey with cancer How did it impact your work & life? Mark Zuckerberg & company culture From Facebook to Meta & what is the Metaverse The good and the bad of the digital world Mark Zuckerberg’s real personality Protecting young children online Personalised advertising and businesses Your core strengths and importance of being yourself Growth moments & speaking up for what you want New book & encouraging females to set up business Work-life balance Our last guest’s question Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://g2ul0.app.link/aTf9jh8Zvsb Follow us on Telegram: https://g2ul0.app.link/E561VVf0vsb Nicola's Twitter: https://g2ul0.app.link/t9DYxjBKqsb Nicola’s Instagram: https://g2ul0.app.link/xf4gYKzsvsb Sponsors: Crafted - https://g2ul0.app.link/gZ8in6Dsvsb Huel - https://g2ul0.app.link/wzHTPvHsvsb Vodafone Business - https://g2ul0.app.link/XagvMyKsvsb ‘reliable and critical connectivity’: https://www.vodafone.co.uk/network#faqs
1 hour 52 mins
15 August Finished
In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. This week’s moment is all about passion. Where to find it, how to nurture it, and how not to be afraid of it. Far too many people are afraid of just following their instincts to what makes them happiest and most fulfilled. Jonny Wilkinson doesn’t have time for any of that, or for following the expectations other people set. Jonny is interested in what makes you unique, and he thinks you should be too. Jonny’s also got a word of warning, though, because your real self is who you are when you’re alone with your own thoughts. And Jonny’s weren’t happy. He scaled as high as it’s possible to go in world rugby, but he found the process demoralising, and he wasn’t happy. It took Jonny a long time to find a way to be happy in his passion, but that makes his journey all the more interesting, and his advice for your journey all the more profound too. Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/x7zSYKUwpsb Johnny: https://twitter.com/JonnyWilkinson?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor https://www.instagram.com/jonnywilkinsonofficial/?hl=en Watch the Episodes On Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos
12 August Finished
John Eckbert is the CEO of Five Guys in Europe. By far the most successful ‘posh burger’ chain in Britain, John tells us how he took a classic concept to a whole new content by inventing a unique business model. Five Guys in Europe is not just a franchise, but John rather started from zero on a joint venture which has so managed to eclipse the dozens of other similar businesses that launched at the same time, and then some. As well as dishing out profound business and management advice, John walks us through how a sea-change in his personal life left him feeling trapped and alone. But John fought fires at both home and work in order to make Five Guys what it is today. We’re so glad he did. Topics: What shaped your business mentality? Five Guy’s journey Building a successful business without marketing How to stop employees becoming compliant Installing company values Hiring the best people Attention to detail How do you keep calm? Hardest moments & how to handle them Critical feedback, standards & customer service Business decisions and their impact What’s the biggest threat to Five Guys? What makes you happy? Self-awareness What’s are the foundations of your future? Our last guest’s question Five Guys: https://fiveguys.co.uk/ Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo Sponsors: Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven BlueJeans - https://www.bluejeans.com/
1 hour 42 mins
11 August Finished
Will is an author who brings out the unexpected ways that we’re vulnerable, and how to manage those vulnerabilities and turn them into strengths. The author of six books including Sunday Times bestsellers, he’s one of the most interesting voices on how we can manage our worst impulses to succeed in the modern world. In a conversation that covers everything from are we more narcissistic than we used to be to how a desire for status underpins all of our ambitions, to how to deal with low self esteem and suicidal thoughts, Will held nothing back on this unfiltered exploration of the surprising strategies we can employ to deal with the dark sides of life. Topics: Your early years, how was your self esteem shaped those years Your book selfie, the inspiration Would you have been happier if you were told you could succeed? Am I actually making decisions? How our genes control us Story telling Why does status matter? Can we be to consumed by status? We live longer with a higher status Our pursuit of status is greater and our pursuit for money The part social cues play in the ‘status game’ How do we advance in the status game? What ingredients create happiness for you? The last guest question Will: https://twitter.com/wstorr https://www.instagram.com/williamstorr/ Will’s book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Status-Game-Will-Storr/ Will’s new book, The Status Game, is out now in the UK and in the US on the 23rd August. Others books mentioned: Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing to Us The Science of Storytelling: Why Stories Make Us Human and How to Tell Them Better Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo Vodafone Business - https://bit.ly/3Nagd1l Crafted - https://bit.ly/3JKOPFx Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven
1 hour 45 mins
8 August Finished
In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. In this moment, Lewis Howes lays down exactly why you need to stop being a people pleaser if you want lasting and deep relationships. What Lewis teaches us is that real relationships come from someone loving us for who we are, not from who we’re pretending to be. Any act or pretence we put on about ourselves will inevitably get found out. So you have to come as yourself, for better and for worse. How do you find an authentic way to express your true self? Let Lewis explain… Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/lPEJbP9Xdsb Lewis: https://www.instagram.com/lewishowes/?hl=en https://twitter.com/LewisHowes?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Watch the Episodes On Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos
5 August Finished