Different Hats Podcast
#E60 From the Brink: An Entrepreneur's Story from Suicide Attempt to Finding Purpose: Rob Goddard
⚠️ Trigger Warning ⚠️ This episode contains content that may be alarming to some listeners. We do talk about suicide, which we know can be distressing.
This week's episode of the podcast we talk to a truly inspirational entrepreneur, Rob Goddard, as I am joined on this special episode by my co-host, the wonderful Jo Baldwin Trott. Rob is an investor, author, mentor, board advisor and someone that has grown and sold many businesses, but on his journey has faced some tough times that he shares in his book 'Suicide to Success' and today will share with us.
When I started this podcast I wanted to create a space to have truly authentic, open and honest conversations about the entrepreneurial journey, the up's, down's and everything else in between. I have been fortunate enough that my guests have gone deep and shared their highest highs and lowest lows, none more so than Rob Goddard. Rob's inspiring story takes us to a place in his life where he ran away from his problems in the UK, he lost his job, marriage, was in debt and found himself at the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai where he had planned to end his life, only a locked fire exit stopped him. Rob discusses his mindset around this time and how a conversation and reaching out to a good friend Alex and asking for help, allowed him to make some changes and rebuild his life. Rob has gone on to build and sell many successful businesses but with clarity and purpose. We talk about success and what that looks like to him now, and the two most important things in life, your health and relationships. With suicide still the biggest killer in men under 45 in the UK, this is why we need to have these conversations and change the narrative that vulnerability and asking for help is brave and sign of strength, NOT weakness. There are so many incredible takeaways from this episode that I would need to write a book to cover them all. I am so grateful to Rob for being such an amazing guest as well as my incredible co-host Jo for helping me record one of the most powerful episodes of the podcast yet..
Everyone has a story to tell...
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67. #E67 Unlocking Success: From the Trading floor to Professional Footballer: The Paul Rogers Story01:26:18Welcome to the launch of Series 5 of the podcast and I could not think of a better guest than the one and only 'Dodge', Paul Rogers. He has worn many different hats throughout his career from commodities trader to professional footballer, commercial manager at BHAFC to business consultant. He is one of the most connected men in Sussex and someone I am lucky to call a close friend.This was such a fascinating conversation about Dodge's story from growing up and learning the importance of a strong work ethic and taking that into every part of his career. We discuss his early years as a city trader to getting the call from Sheffield United Manager Dave Bassett. We talk about imposter syndrome when at 26 you sign a professional football contract, the next minute you're playing against John Barnes and Jamie Redknapp and watching yourself on Match of the Day, but how he learnt to adapt and adapt quickly. We delve into his time after football as commercial manager at BHAFC to leaving the club after 18 years prior to them being promoted to the premier league. He shares some great stories from his amazing football career and some of the lessons he has learnt on the way that has held him in good stead in life and in business.Three Key lessons:⭕️ Develop a strong work ethic🟥 Learn to adapt and adapt quickly🔺 Always be moving forwardThis really is an episode you will not want to miss."You can't change the past, that's happened, you just need to keep moving forward"To watch the episode on YouTube click here 🧢 https://youtu.be/JeGw5QCZWzcOUR SPONSORS Rivervale 🧢 https://www.rivervale.co.uk/Plus X 🧢 https://www.plusxinnovation.com/OUR PRODUCERSH2 Productions Ltd 🧢 https://h2productions.co.uk/
An Introduction to Different Hats with Sam Thomas and Gareth Dimelow55:25This week ahead of the first episode release of the Newley branded Different Hats podcast I wanted to introduce the podcast, explain the change and some of the principles and purpose behind it. I couldn't do this alone so am joined by my good friend and co founder of Inside Stories the brilliant Gareth Dimelow. The podcast has evolved into something so much more than I had ever imagined, it is where I believe I have found my true Ikigai and therefore wanted to give it its own identity, hence the rebrand. In this episode we discussed:⭕️ What we can learn from listening to peoples stories🟥 What is Multiple Persona Disorder?🔺 How we can measure SuccessMy mission with the podcast is clear, I want to help the world to see success differently so that a persons success is not measured by their financial status. This podcast is for entrepreneurs who feel like they have to be all things to all people, Different Hats is a storytelling champion that liberates business owners from their multiple persona disorder. Unlike other podcasters, Different Hats helps the world see success differently by evolving beyond the performative side of entrepreneurialism and helping people build the business they want out of the business they’ve got and achieve true happiness and fulfilment. I hope you will join me on the journey. To watch the episode on YouTube click here 🧢 https://youtu.be/TTJ-PjPOUJYOUR SPONSORS Rivervale 🧢 https://www.rivervale.co.uk/Plus X 🧢 https://www.plusxinnovation.com/OUR PRODUCERS H2 Productions Ltd 🧢 https://h2productions.co.uk/
24 Lessons from 24 Hours: The 24 Hour Podcast Challenge Highlights38:36How much can you really learn in 24 hours? It turns out quite a lot. Check out the highlights from the 24 hour podcast challenge I hosted on 13th-14th October 2022.🧢 "Get fired up by what fires you up and do what you love" ~ Mat Hunter🧢 "The greatest currency you'll ever own is the way you treat other people" ~ Jack 'The Lad' Hayes🧢 "Build your network, get your connections, academics will get you so far but one you start in any professional area your career develops through contacts" ~ Alex Jones🧢 "If you are resilient, and you are consistent and you are persistent and you are constantly out there trying to make your business model work, just keep at it" ~ Dodge Woodall🧢 "I think if you want to get anywhere in life, you've got to give 100%, they're the main skill sets that you see from every top player that I played with, hard work, that's just number one" ~ Will Buckley🧢 "Be relentlessly, relentlessly your authentic self" ~ Lewis Hatchett🧢 "To have real impact on the world we need to encourage independent thought" ~ Austin Okolo🧢 "The worst thing you can lose is hope, as long as there is hope you can get through anything" ~ Rachel Watkyn 🧢 "Take one step at a time, keep going and it's amazing how far you can go" ~ Giles Palmer🧢 "You've got to laugh more, life is to short" ~ Matt Turner🧢 "Be in the moment and enjoy what you do" ~ Gordon Greer🧢 "You can be as successful as you want, whatever that looks like for you, you can make all the money in the world if that's what motivates you, but at the end of your life when you have nothing, all you have is love, and all you have is the relationships with the people in your life that you've built over that time and all the money in the world is not going to help you at that point' ~ Leigh Otterson-Walter🧢 "I think positivity is my biggest thing, I always try and put a positive spin on it' ~ Steven Edwards🧢 "We can find inspiration in the most unlikely places" ~ Martin Leppard🧢 "Live with gratitude, be thankful for what you have in this life, that's it" ~ Sonny Cutting🧢 "Carpe Diem, Seize the Day" ~ Rob Duce🧢 "Instead of thinking about what could go wrong, think about what could go right" ~ Tom Freyberg🧢 "My mantra in life is always gonna be crack on mate, and that's why I say to all your listeners is get on with it, you got something to do today, just get on with it, get a plan get it going and CRACK ON!" ~ Jon Saunders🧢 "Don't think about your network as something your growing with an outcome in mind, just keep on making connections cause they will drive things" ~ James Greenfield🧢 "What's the choice? The choices are to lie in the gutter or look at the stars" ~ Sarah Hurst 🧢 "Find balance and surround yourself with positive people in all you do" ~ Mo Kanjilal🧢 "Don't put yourself to the bottom of the list" ~ Marcella Whittingdale🧢 "Get up in the morning and pledge to make every second, every minute, every hour count" ~ Carole Gilling-Smith🧢 "Do something that is bigger than you" ~ Donna Holland Everyone has a story to tell...Watch the episode on YouTube ➡️ https://youtu.be/LUjk-HCu7IEOUR SPONSORSCreative Pod ➡️ https://www.creativepod.uk.com/EMC Corporate Finance ➡️ https://www.emcltd.co.uk/Preston Insurance Brokers ➡️ https://prestoninsurancebrokers.co.uk/Plus X ➡️ https://plusx.space/Produced by H2 Productions ➡️ https://h2productions.co.uk/
Bonus Episode: Building a Multi Million $$$ Company from Scratch: The Story of Brandwatch #E9/24 Giles Palmer54:37My Guest this week was our headline speaker at the live event of the 24 hour podcast. Giles Palmer, the Founder of Brandwatch a digital consumer intelligence company. A company he started from scratch in 2006 and has grown over the past 15 years to £100 million revenue with over 500 staff, with offices globally. In 2021 they sold to Cision for $450 Million to continue with its ambitions for large scale growth. This is a truly amazing Sussex Success story and was honoured to have Giles on. This was a true highlight for me to have the opportunity to have this conversation with Giles during the 24 hour podcast challenge. We talked about his early entrepreneurial ventures with his first business that despite raising £1.5 million in funding, he had to close down and lost £25,000. Giles describes how this had lit the entrepreneurial spark in him and how he finally in 2006 came to start Brandwatch, where he grew into a global company. He gives an insight into the importance of building a strong culture as well as so many key takeaways for anyone looking to start a business. I absolutely loved this conversation and below are some of my key takeaways: ⭕️ You need to have insane amounts of optimism and resilience 🧢🟥 If you don't dream it, it won't happen 🧢🔺 Take one step at a time, keep going and it's amazing how far you can go 🧢 Everyone has a story to tell...Watch the episode on YouTube ➡️ https://youtu.be/kUHRa0-Hx_IFind out more about Giles Palmer click here ➡️ https://www.linkedin.com/in/giles-palmer/OUR SPONSORSCreative Pod ➡️ https://www.creativepod.uk.com/EMC Corporate Finance ➡️ https://www.emcltd.co.uk/Preston Insurance Brokers ➡️ https://prestoninsurancebrokers.co.uk/Plus X ➡️ https://plusx.space/Produced by H2 Productions ➡️ https://h2productions.co.uk/
Making a Career out of Playing with Speakers and Lights: with Martin Leppard #14/2453:26My guest from the 24 hour podcast this week is our very own podcast producer, founder of H2 Productions, the one and only Martin Leppard. When Martin was at school his teacher said to him."You'll never make a career out of playing with speakers and lights"Now after over two decades of working in events and "playing with speakers and light", after founding H2 Productions, Martin and his team have produced everything from a one man band at the Prince of Wales Pub to 30,000 people on Brighton Seafront with Fat Boy Slim, from festivals to GQ fashion week at Elton Johns house as well as producing some amazing podcasts, including this one. We recorded this episode while Martin was thousands of miles away yet still instructing his team on the production of the 24 hour podcast. We talked about his mindset around March 2020 when he saw his pipeline of work just fall off a cliff, but how he not only survived but has thrived coming out of the pandemic and continued to grow the business. We delve deep into what is really behind the glitz and glamour of events and get a real life behind the scenes insight into what really goes on. Not only is this a great episode and insight into the events industry but on a personal note, getting to know Martin and work with him over the past year, I can say first hand what a complete professional he is and a joy to work with. He has not only become a business associate but a good friend as well and I look forward to working with him and the team more in the years ahead as we continue to grow the podcast. Everyone has a story to tell...Watch the episode on YouTube ➡️ https://youtu.be/x81jF7fnyjIFind out more about Martin Leppard click here ➡️ https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-leppard-9b07795b/OUR SPONSORSCreative Pod ➡️ https://www.creativepod.uk.com/EMC Corporate Finance ➡️ https://www.emcltd.co.uk/Preston Insurance Brokers ➡️ https://prestoninsurancebrokers.co.uk/Plus X ➡️ https://plusx.space/Produced by H2 Productions ➡️ https://h2productions.co.uk/
Bonus Episode: Launching a Business from your Kitchen Table with Tom Freyberg #E17/2401:47My guest from the 24 hour podcast this week is Tom Freyberg, Founder & Creative Content Director specialising in water, circular economy & climate-tech. He is a Video storyteller, Podcaster, Speaker & Moderator that founded Atlantean Media in 2018.This was a brilliant episode that we recorded during the 24 hour podcast while Tom was in Sydney airport waiting to catch a flight. Tom shared his story about his career as a B2B journalist to when in 2018 the company he was working for got taken over and there were talks of redundancy. This was the catalyst for Tom to take the leap and from his kitchen table launch his own business Atlantean Media, which is a global digital content creation company for the environmental engineering industries, specialising in water. He talked about the early stages of growing the business, the impact that the pandemic had just two years after launching and how the business did not just survive but thrive. As a fellow podcast host we talk podcasting and our love for the medium. This episode is a strong reminder that if you are thinking of starting a business or going out on your own that there will be many people that doubt you and often air on the side of caution, but if you believe in yourself and as Tom quotes: "Instead of thinking about what could go wrong, think about what could go right" ~ Tom FreybergEveryone has a story to tell...Watch the episode on YouTube ➡️ https://youtu.be/ud9BbKhwKp8Find out more about Tom Freyberg click here ➡️ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-freyberg-41160b41/OUR SPONSORSCreative Pod ➡️ https://www.creativepod.uk.com/EMC Corporate Finance ➡️ https://www.emcltd.co.uk/Preston Insurance Brokers ➡️ https://prestoninsurancebrokers.co.uk/Plus X ➡️ https://plusx.space/Produced by H2 Productions ➡️ https://h2productions.co.uk/
Bonus Episode: The Transformation to an Entrepreneur with Sonny Cutting #E15/2451:02My guest from the 24 hour podcast this week is Sonny Cutting an entrepreneur and founder of Network Xpress Ltd, the brand which powers the Sussex Business Show, The Tiger's Pen, The Directors' Hub and the Entrepreneurs Blog UK, and founded in Sussex. Sonny has grown into a well-known innovator and disruptor for businesses in the local region, bringing new ideas and concepts to tradeshows and events alike. The tradeshow service offers game focused business expos with a range of themes which have captured people’s imagination with golf, tennis, ten pin and football themes.In this great episode Sonny talks about his transformation from BT into an Entrepreneur, but learning the hard way. He talks about the failure of his first business and the lessons he learnt from that experience. He delves into the challenges he faced during the pandemic losing 97% of his income overnight. but bouncing back and now flourishing, as he continues to grow the Network Express ltd offering. With the multiple businesses Sonny wears many different hats but also finds the time to look after his wife who suffers with MS and be a father to his twins. This is a real honest insight into the life of an entrepreneur and one you will not want to miss."Live with gratitude, be thankful for what you have in this life, that's it" ~ Sonny CuttingEveryone has a story to tell...Watch the episode on YouTube ➡️ https://youtu.be/PW5QXRAw4JcFind out more about Sonny Cutting click here ➡️ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonnycutting/OUR SPONSORSCreative Pod ➡️ https://www.creativepod.uk.com/EMC Corporate Finance ➡️ https://www.emcltd.co.uk/Preston Insurance Brokers ➡️ https://prestoninsurancebrokers.co.uk/Plus X ➡️ https://plusx.space/Produced by H2 Productions ➡️ https://h2productions.co.uk/
Bonus Episode: Unraveling Employment Law and Harnessing your Network with Alex Jones #E3/2435:06My guest on the podcast this week is Managing Director of 365 Employment Law Solicitors, Alex Jones. Specialising in all aspects of Employment Law, Alex is a specialist Employment Solicitor, who advises both employers and employees on the complex issues in Employment Law. With his extensive experience he has specialised in Employment Law for nearly 20 years. In this episode Alex talks us through his journey and how employment law has changed over the years. We discuss the impact Covid 19 had on the workplace and how starting his business in late 2019 enabled him to be able to help businesses navigate through the tricky waters of the pandemic with furlough and the constant changes during that period. Alex highlights the importance in good communication when it comes to employment law on both sides from employer and employee. He also shares the importance in business of having a strong network around you and how growing your connections is the perfect catalyst to further your career and build your business. "Build your network, get your connections, academics will get you so far but one you start in any professional area your career develops through contacts" Everyone has a story to tell...Watch the episode on YouTube ➡️ https://youtu.be/vzXSVZmKbr8Find out more about Alex Jones click here ➡️ https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-jones-63612a8/OUR SPONSORSCreative Pod ➡️ https://www.creativepod.uk.com/EMC Corporate Finance ➡️ https://www.emcltd.co.uk/Preston Insurance Brokers ➡️ https://prestoninsurancebrokers.co.uk/Plus X ➡️ https://plusx.space/Produced by H2 Productions ➡️ https://h2productions.co.uk/
Bonus Episode: Building a Global Branding Agency with James Greenfield #E19/2455:56This week we have a bonus episode from the 24 hour podcast with James Greenfield, the CEO and Co-Founder of branding agency Koto. With 100 designers and strategists across five studios in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, New York and Sydney. The team work with industries impacting the present and startups changing our future including Airbnb, Netflix and Uber.In this fascinating conversation James takes us through his journey from working at some of London’s leading studios, for the world’s biggest brands to starting Koto 8 years ago and growing it into a global agency. He talks about some of the challenges early on to winning Coca-Cola as a client as well as giving some great insights into what it takes to create an amazing brand. A real key takeaway for me was around the incredible culture James and the team have created at Koto, coming up with their core values early on and taking that into the five studios as they have grown. One of James's key messages really resonated with me about growing your network:"Don't think about your network as something your growing with an outcome in mind, just keep on making connections cause they will drive things"Finally James's incredible growth mindset:"I always live with one foot in presence and one foot in tomorrow, cause the foot in tomorrow drives me not to be overly comfortable in the present"This is an incredible episode about the world of branding and growing an agency, as well as so many key insights into business."Humans are about being together and ultimately our work is about connecting people to ideas, making them believe in those ideas and then using those ideas to drive change"Everyone has a story to tell...Watch the episode on YouTube ➡️ https://youtu.be/7i5uAp2ZsRgFind out more about James Greenfield click here ➡️ https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-greenfield-74416921/OUR SPONSORSCreative Pod ➡️ https://www.creativepod.uk.com/EMC Corporate Finance ➡️ https://www.emcltd.co.uk/Preston Insurance Brokers ➡️ https://prestoninsurancebrokers.co.uk/Plus X ➡️ https://plusx.space/Produced by H2 Productions ➡️ https://h2productions.co.uk/