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Happiness New Year

Adrienne is back for another year on Power Hour and is exploring how we can start the new year truly putting happiness first.

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  • Football, Inspiring Others, and Encouraging Change with Bex Smith

    Bex Smith is an internationally successful footballer who's transitioned to a global executive in sports and business. Bex first came to prominence as a World Cup and Olympic footballer captaining her New Zealand national team, and culminating her club career winning The Triple with VfL Wolfsburg as UEFA Champions League, German League, and German Cup Champions.During her time as a professional footballer in Germany, Sweden, Australia, and the USA, she earned degrees in Economics and Spanish at Duke University, a dual MBA from Germany's Leipnitz Univ & Purdue Univ and Masters in Psychology from Massey Univ, NZ and speaks 4 languages.Post football, she transitioned to the Competitions Manager role of FIFA’s Women’s World Cups then Strategic Planning for Women’s Football globally at FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland. She then co-founded JAMAA Sports Productions (currently Pax Films), and became the Global Executive Director of Women’s Game for COPA90 where she executive produced and hosted the BBC podcast called "The Players Podcast" spotlighting the world's top footballers.‍She founded Crux Sports with the unwavering belief that the women's game is the most powerful tool for social and cultural change in the world when managed properly.
  • Inspired Innovation and Dragon's Den with Lottie Whyte

    Adrienne speaks with the brilliant Lottie Whyte. Co-Founder of one of the UK’s fastest growing health and wellness businesses; Natwest’s‘Entrepreneur of the Year’; finalist at the Aviva Women of the Future Awards; and one of only ten British business-owners backed by Google’s ‘Black Founders Fund’: Lottie Whyte is a force to be reckoned with.Having scaled MyoMaster – the business that she launched in 2021 alongside her husband, professional England and Harlequins rugby player, Joe Gray – to not just profit, but to have an impressive £4m revenue run rate in just three years. Perhaps best known as the ‘Dragon Slayer’, having gone down in Dragons’ Den history for silencing Steven Bartlett with a searing comeback, Lottie’s quick-counter remarks and steadfast conviction in her business saw her win the hearts – and investment – of Gary Neville and Sara Davies. What’s more, she became an internet sensation, with her Den pitch gaining over 15 million views and counting...
  • Motherhood and the Power of Community with Michelle Kennedy, CEO of Peanut

    Michelle Kennedy is the founder and CEO of Peanut, one of the fastest-growing social networking apps for women. Listed as Apple’s Trend of the Year 2021, TIME100’s Most Influential Companies 2022 and Fast Company’s Most Innovative 2023, Peanut has become a coveted destination for women looking to find friendship and support throughout all stages of motherhood.
  • Cultivating Happiness with Karen Guggenheim

    Karen Guggenheim is a pioneer in the global happiness movement, a leader in promoting the science behind well-being to an international audience, and a motivational speaker inspiring people about how to grow post trauma and rebuild a life focused on meaning, purpose, and happiness. She is the producer of the World Happiness Summit®, the leading well-being conference promoting the benefits of an evidence-based approach to increase happiness in all areas of life.Her new book, Cultivating Happiness is a practical and accessible guide to dealing with adversity, showing us that it is possible to grow from our challenges and lead more fulfilling and purposeful lives. Available in-store and online now!
  • Understanding Bipolar with Rosie Viva

    Rosie Van Amerogen (aka Rosie Viva) is a model travelling the world working for top fashion brands including Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. In 2018 Rosie was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and she is now passionate about encouraging and helping people talk about neurodiversity - especially young people within the creative industries.2023 saw Rosie become the subject of a Channel 4 digital documentary charting her day-to-day experiences of living with bipolar which has amassed over 100,000 views and the Channel has coined her as the next ‘face of mental health’.With first-hand experience of what it is like to live with a neuro-diverse mind, Rosie wants to inform and educate her audience on the condition itself, as well as the incredible power that music and fitness holds for all of us.You can follow Rosie @rosieviva
  • Myth-busting Diet and Nutrition with Dr Idz

    Dr Idrees Mughal (Dr Idz), an NHS doctor with a masters in nutritional research and a board certification in lifestyle medicine, has made it his mission to educate, inspire and empower the public when it comes to diet and lifestyle. His signature videos have attracted millions of followers online, and now he’s collected this wealth of information in his first book, Saturated Facts – your science-backed guide to living better.Whether you’re looking to lose weight, sleep better, avoid disease or just have more energy as you go about your day, Saturated Facts is the comprehensive guide you need to make smarter decisions about your health.You can pre-order the book now, and follow Dr Idz online @dr_idz
  • Secure Love with Julie Menanno

    Julie Menanno is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specialising in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. She also provides insight and advice for couples at @TheSecureRelationship on Instagram, with over one million followers. In her new book Secure Love Julie wants you to focus on a different, deeper question than the commonly asked 'What does a healthy relationship look like?' Julie invites us all to consider, what does a securely attached relationship feel like?Moving from the way things look to others to the way they feel, this is a ground-breaking guide to secure attachment in adult relationships. Full of expert advice, Secure Love helps you explore how to increase your capacity for true intimacy. Designed to help you find and sustain love, this book will teach you how to dig into your childhood attachments, label your needs, stay connected during conflict and communicate from a place of vulnerability to build a relationship that lasts a lifetime.
  • The Secret Language of Connection with Charles Duhigg

    Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and the author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better. A graduate of Harvard Business School and Yale College, he is a winner of the National Academies of Sciences, National Journalism, and George Polk awards. He writes for The New Yorker and other publications, was previously a senior editor at The New York Times, and occasionally hosts the podcast How To! Charles' new book Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection is out now available in stores and online.
  • The Four Ways to Wellbeing with Nicola Elliott

    Nicola Elliott is the Founder and Creative Director of NEOM, the award-winning wellbeing brand in the UK. She worked for ten years as a journalist in London, on magazines including Glamour, InStyle and Marie Claire, and decided to launch NEOM after experimenting with essential oil blends and discovering the power they hold to tackle the stress and demands of modern-day life. The company that started with a few blends created for family and friends has now grown into a brand present in over 500 stores across the UK and worldwide. Her first book, The Four Ways to Wellbeing is out now in stores and online, and you can follow Nicola @nicolaelliottneom BETTER SLEEP. LESS STRESS. MORE ENERGY. MOOD BOOST. These are the four pillars of wellbeing and there is no one better placed to show you how to do exactly that than Nicola.