The Real Rendezvous Podcast
Introducing Harriet Waley-Cohen: DEI expert, facilitator and confidence/leadership coach
⚠️Did you know that 22nd November 2023 marks the day when based on average earnings, women start working for free until the end of the year?!* Shocking isn't it?
DEI Expert Harriet Waley-Cohen joins Caroline Donaghue and Priya Rawal on this explosive episode to discuss the cultural/societal systems that affect gender equity, equal pay and women in the workplace! Her latest report 'Why Imposter Syndrome is a DEI issue, and not a mindset issue' is a fascinating report into the culture of fixing women not the system and the implications this has on women in the workplace. With a background in psychology and investments, she specialises in working in male dominated industries, supporting them to shift their culture to allyship by encouraging the recruitment and retainment of the best female talents at all levels.
Downloads: Why Imposter Syndrome is a DEI issue, and not a mindset issue and Sexualisation in the Workplace reports
Sponsored by V1 Architectural Visualisation. Follow Caroline @caroline.donaghue and Priya @priya.rawal.london and the podcast page @therealrendezvous on Instagram and LinkedIn. Produced by BBE Podcast Agency.
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Introducing Liz Peace CBE: Adviser on Property, Politics and the Built Environment01:03:46On this episode Caroline Donaghue and Priya Rawal welcome Liz Peace CBE, Adviser on Property, Politics and the Built Environment. A true advocate for social housing, women's rights, sustainability, increased social responsibility and more diversity within the property industry, Liz is the epitome of an inspirational culture change maker.Liz's career began in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and being one of the only woman in the agency at the time, she made an everlasting impact. She later transitioned to the property industry in 2002 becoming the former Chief Executive of the British Property Federation for 13 transformative years, promoting the property industry to the government. Her influence extends beyond her retirement with a diverse portfolio career and key roles in organisations such as Land Aid, Real Estate Balance and the Government Property Agency. Her efforts reshaped the landscape, breaking down stereotypes while spotlighting the commercial property sector to the world. For her impactful contributions, Liz was awarded a much deserved CBE in 2008. Sponsored by V1 Architectural Visualisation. Follow Caroline @caroline.donaghue and Priya @priya.rawal.london and the podcast page @therealrendezvous on Instagram and LinkedIn. Produced by BBE Podcast Agency. #therealrendezvous #lizpeace #commercialproperty #propertypodcast #realestatepodcast #womeninrealestate #womeninproperty #leadersinproperty #interviewpodcast #femaleleaders #womenleaders #leadersinsbusiness #diversityandinclusion #DEI #propertymanagement
Introducing Adam White: Founder of Riding House Cafes50:58On this episode Caroline Donaghue and Priya Rawal welcome Adam White, the pioneer of the London brunch revolution and founder of Riding House Cafes. If you're a brunch lover then you definitely don't want to find out the story behind this popular dining phenomena in London.Born in New Zealand, Adam moved to London with ambitions of designing cars and only £30 in his pocket. After a stint in a Mexican prison and a few rejection letters, he started to work on his career in pubs around London. Coupling his design experience and childhood hospitality influence, he rejuvenated a pub he worked at quadrupling the income with his ingenius methods. Partnering with Clive Watson, the duo opened the award-winning London gastropubs the Garrison and Village East. After noticing a gap in the breakfast market within the hospitality industry, Adam decided to open Riding House Cafe and the rest as they say is history.Sponsored by V1 Architectural Visualisation. Follow Caroline @caroline.donaghue and Priya @priya.rawal.london and the podcast page @therealrendezvous on Instagram and LinkedIn. Produced by BBE Podcast Agency. #therealrendezvous #adamwhite #ridinghousecafes #restauranteer # businessowner #nutrition #luxurydining #luxurylifestyle
Introducing Daniel von Barloewen: Regional Vice President at Accor59:40On this episode, Caroline Donaghue and Priya Rawal welcome Daniel Von Barloewen, Regional Vice President of Accor One Living and Head of Mixed-use (EMEA) at Accor the largest hospitality company in Europe and second largest branded residences operator in the world.Daniel's journey surprisingly starts with his audacious attempt to join MI6 (which he shares his adventures and the ironic twist that unfolded in response to his application). Queue the gasps. He later transitions from potential spy to the dynamic world of international property. After successful marketing internships under the mentorship of the likes of Charles Weston Baker and Jeff Tisdall, Daniel is propelled into the realm of real estate, where he discovers a newfound love for real estate.He delves into the world of managing branded residences, anecdotes of travels around Europe, work life balance, fatherhood and the importance of family. As if that's not enough, Daniel is also a major in the British Army Reserves and he discusses life in the army, of which he received a distinguished service record in Afghanistan.Sponsored by V1 Architectural Visualisation. Follow Caroline @caroline.donaghue and Priya @priya.rawal.london and the podcast page @therealrendezvous on Instagram and LinkedIn. Produced by BBE Podcast Agency. #therealrendezvous #DanielVonBarloewen #accor #accorliving #brandedresidences #brandedresi #realestate #internationalrealestate #luxuryhotels #luxuryholiday #residences #luxuryresidences #superprime #luxurylifestyle
Introducing Emma Cariaga: Joint Head of Canada Water & Head of Residential British Land56:26On this episode, Caroline Donaghue and Priya Rawal welcome Emma Cariaga, a powerhouse woman of the UK property industry and Head of Residential at British Land and Joint Head of the £5.6 billion Canada Water master plan project.The eldest in a single parent family, Emma was inspired to be strong, independent, hardworking after seeing her mother work long hours as an interior designer. Unbeknownst to her at the time, this would later become the introduction into the design side of the property industry. She went on to study a degree in town planning at UCL and was invited to work at Crest Nicholson & Barratt Development plc in her third year at university, joining the team and she went on to become the youngest Director at Barratt.After 10 years, Emma set her sights on working on bigger developments that created places multi-purposes buildings. In 2007, she joined Land Securities (now Landsec) where she delivered a number of Central London developments including Wellington House, Kings Gate and the Zig Zag building in Victoria before transitioning to British Land. Emma is currently Head of Residential at British Land and joint Head of Operations at Canada Water, a project that will deliver a new urban centre for London comprising of workspaces, retail/leisure/culture businesses and residential alongside higher educational and community uses.Sponsored by V1 Architectural Visualisation. Follow Caroline @caroline.donaghue and Priya @priya.rawal.london and the podcast page @therealrendezvous on Instagram and LinkedIn. Produced by BBE Podcast Agency. #therealrendezvous #emmacariaga #realestate #internationalrealestate #superprime #womeninproperty #womeninrealestate
Introducing Tom Aikens: Owner of Muse and Ambassador of Only A Pavement Away55:12On this episode, Caroline Donaghue and Priya Rawal welcome one of the best chefs of our generation, being the youngest British chef to hold two Michelin stars, owner of a chain of restaurants Muse, Tom's Kitchen, The Pawn, Pots, Pans & Boards and ambassador of Only a Pavement Away charity, Tom Aikens.Born into a foodie family in Norfolk, Tom grew up in a house that had a respect for fresh, seasonal ingredients and at age 11, Tom decided that he wanted to become a chef. After working in several kitchens working with the likes of Pierre Koffmann at La Tante Claire, Philip Britten at The Capital, Richard Neat at Pied à Terre to name afew, he was finally offered the role of Head Chef and Co-Owner of Pied à Terre. Under his leadership, he landed the restaurant another Michellin star making him the youngest chef to earn Michellin star status at only 26 years old. Pivoting to private chef, Tom worked for the Lord Andrew Lloyd Weber, Anushka Hepo and Carole Bamford. He later helped Carole with the opening of Daylesford Organic, developing a large range of organic products for Daylesford Farm Organic Shop and Wootton Organic.Tom later took the leap to open his own restaurants both in the UK and globally, starting with Tom Aikens Restaurant in 2003 (which received a Michelin Star in its first year of opening in 2004 and the ‘Rising-Two-Star’ status and 5 AA Rosettes in 2008), Tom's Kitchen in 2006, The Pawn in Hong Kong, Pots, Pans & Boards in Dubai and recently, The Muse in London which pays homage to all the inspirations different people, places, time and travels Tom has experienced.Tom has also written multiple cook books, the most notable of which was the Charity Cookbook which was launched with charity Only a Pavement Away as a response to help the increased homelessness caused by the 2020 pandemic. What started as the #FiveMinuteFeast cookery competition social media, has now given a huge amount of people a second start in life.Sponsored by V1 Architectural Visualisation & 28°-50° Oxford Circus (2850oxfordcircus.co.uk). Follow Caroline @caroline.donaghue and Priya @priya.rawal.london and the podcast page @therealrendezvous on Instagram and LinkedIn. Produced by BBE Podcast Agency. #therealrendezvous #tomaikens #michelinstar #private #restauranteer #luxurydining #themuse
Introducing Maria Morris: Founder & CEO of Maria Morris Real Estate01:03:19On this episode, Caroline Donaghue and Priya Rawal welcome real estate titan Maria Morris, the founder & CEO of Maria Morris Real Estate and the start of the 'Selling Dubai' HGTV series.Born and raised in Norfolk, Maria's career progressed quickly through the industry. Seeking a new challenge, Maria made the move to Dubai after a highly successful career in the UK working for key global brands as Head of Residential in the Middle East and Global Residential Board Director for Knight Frank.Maria set out to start her own business, 'Maria Morris Real Estate' after lockdown which has become a leading real estate company for high net worth clientele across the UAE, UK, Europe and USA. She is also the star of HGTV's new reality tv show, Selling Dubai which documents her journey of creating her thriving real estate business in Dubai. Maria Morris Real Estate is redefining luxury living in Dubai and the show goes behind the scenes, to show how Maria has created an empire.Sponsored by V1 Architectural Visualisation & 28°-50° Oxford Circus (2850oxfordcircus.co.uk). Follow Caroline @caroline.donaghue and Priya @priya.rawal.london and the podcast page @therealrendezvous on Instagram and LinkedIn. Produced by BBE Podcast Agency. #therealrendezvous #mariamorris #realestate #sellingdubai #internationalrealestate #superprime
Introducing Michel Roux Jr: Owner of Chez Roux and Chef Patron at Le Gavroche54:41On this episode, Caroline Donaghue and Priya Rawal welcome Chef Michel Roux Jr, the owner of Chez Roux and Chef Patron at the Michellin star and multi-award winning French cuisine restaurant, Le Gavroche.The son of acclaimed restauranteur Albert Roux, Michel was destined to lead luxury restaurants as he has been in kitchens since the day he was born – literally. Surrounded by both his uncle and father who were both well respected private chefs and restauranteurs, it is no wonder that Michel has gone on to become one of the most popular and well respected chefs in Britain. Starting his career as an apprentice in France, he later took over the iconic Le Gavroche in 1991, leading the luxury restaurant to earning not one, but two Michelin stars. We hear first hand how the 2020 global lockdown affected Michel's operations.A true master of classical French cooking, he is also considered a celebrity chef with multiple TV appearances over the years under his belt from the likes of MasterChef: The Professionals, Saturday Kitchen and Food & Drink. This episode is an incredible insight into the Roux family, a dynasty which has made its mark on the UK’s food scene.Sponsored by V1 & 2850 Oxford Circus https://2850oxfordcircus.co.uk/. Follow Caroline @caroline.donaghue and Priya @priya.rawal.london and the podcast page @therealrendezvous on Instagram and LinkedIn. Produced by BBE Podcast Agency. #therealrendezvous #michelrouxjr #hospitalitynews #luxurylifestyle #legavroche #chezroux #frenchcuisine #luxurydining
Introducing Guy Ivesha: Founder and CEO of Maslow's01:04:09On this episode, Caroline Donaghue and Priya Rawal welcome Guy Ivesha, founder and CEO of Maslow's and the founder of Mortimer House, a premium work and wellbeing destination in London with state of the art facilities.The son of a hotelier, Guy's interest in the hospitality sector started through his dad's work and after an internship at the Mark Hotel in New York, his attraction to exclusive hospitality intensified. Born in London and raised in Israel, Guy was exposed to the world of luxury hotels in New York working at the Acquisitions and Development division at PPHE Hotel Group, Plaza Hotel in New York before setting up his own company, Maslow’s. Having witnessed the stagnant co-working spaces at the time, Guy was armed with a vision and no budget to revolutionise the world of co-working spaces. Teaming up with Jonathan Goldstein, the duo set out to create the future of office, which has now birthed the renowned Mortimer House in 2017 and 1 Warwick, a new members club in Soho.This episode is an incredible insight into the adventurous life of Guy Ivesha covering legacy, family, business and fatherhood. And if you’re tempted to break free from your office, take a look at Mortimer House.Sponsored by V1 & The Luxury Property Forum. Follow Caroline @caroline.donaghue and Priya @priya.rawal.london and the podcast page @therealrendezvous on Instagram and LinkedIn. Produced by BBE Podcast Agency. #therealrendezvous #guyivesha #hospitalitynews #luxurylifestyle #mortimerhouse #maslows #1warwick #luxuryhotels