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Alfie Joey

Tips, tools and tactics for speaking in public. Alfie will be hosting 'Titans of Talking' from the world of business, politics, podcasts, showbiz & Ted Talks. Their stories will inspire you and improve your own confidence and communication skills. read less
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Episode 8 - Dr. Maurice Duffy - Motivational Speaker
Jul 23 2023
Episode 8 - Dr. Maurice Duffy - Motivational Speaker
Dr Maurice Duffy is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading authority figures on mindset, leadership and transformative change. He is an elite executive coach used by international brands and household names to help implement growth and to harness life altering change. Duffy’s ethos is to take every client to where they believe their ceiling is and to excel them beyond a point they ever thought was possible. Potential and success is an inside job, and it starts with mindset.Dr Maurice Duffy’s corporate clients include Google, Sony, Coca Cola, Siemans, HSBC UK, P&G, Barclays, JP, BP and AXA to name but a few. His elite performance clients include international sporting teams and individuals such as the Australian Cricket Captain, Steve Smith, Durham Cricket Club, Ryder Cup players and Premiership football players. In addition, Dr Maurice Duffy works with leading politicians in Westminster, Washington and Durban. Dr Mauirce Duffy is the Chief Advisor to the Mongolian Government and a visiting Professor of Innovation and Transformation at Sunderland University. Over his 30 year career Dr Maurice Duffy has worked with international sports names and teams, politicians, global brands and business leaders helping them re-wire their mindset for exponential and unlimited growth and success. Duffy’s unique and forthright coaching approach is supported by his phenomenal and flawless client track record which has earned him the reputation as a trailblazing maverick at the forefront of the mindset and coaching arena.  Duffy has worked with thousands of individuals around the globe, with a client roster including Olympic athletes and CEO’s. It’s no surprise he is the go-to expert for mindset coaching for clients that want to see transformative change. Whether keynoting an event, conducting a CEO mindset retreat, or mediating a top-tier strategy for FTSE 100 companies, Dr Duffy has earned an excellent reputation for his ability to unlock greatness and cutting edge vision for people of all levels using his proprietary blueprint for igniting growth through mental reflection, mental re-direction, mental immersion and mental visualisation.
Episode 5 - Alexander Bell  - Motivational Technology Speaker / Entrepreneur
May 2 2023
Episode 5 - Alexander Bell - Motivational Technology Speaker / Entrepreneur
In Alex's own wordsPerhaps due to sharing the same name as the inventor of the telephone, or just a reflection of the world I grew up in during the 80's and 90's, I am obsessed with technology and totally addicted to my mobile phone and I am not alone. You're probably on your phone right now?!We are all connected, yet we choose to look down at our screens rather than look up and start a conversation. We don't call anymore. We text rather than talk. Human connections have become digital, short lived and not genuine.We spend more time looking at our phone screens than anything else. This time is rarely spent on anything productive, instead it's filled with looking at the same apps, the same sites, checking again and again for anything new. Our relationship with these devices is unhealthy and it's only getting worse.(continued)Everybody asks if my middle name is 'Graham'? Well, sadly, it isn't. It's Philip. Although my wife said 'Graham' at the altar, but that's a whole different story!It turns out Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, wasn't born 'Graham' either. He later added it himself, aged 11, when he was jealous of his two older brothers' having middle names. Anyway, I digress.When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876, the world was a very different place. The only form of communication was either written by hand or spoken face to face. Bell's invention changed everything, allowing conversations, and ultimately data, to be transmitted across the World in almost real time. The telephone gave everyone a voice and enabled the world to say; 'Hello'. In fact, the telephone is attributed to the word 'hello' being widely used. His invention of the telephone paved the way not just for the telephone and eventually the mobile phone, but also the first internet lines and eventually the WiFi networks that connect billions of devices everyday.I love technology. I had a pager at age 9 and my first mobile, a Philips TCD308 'Diga' with BT Cellnet, aged 10 in 1997. I couldn't afford the Motorola StarTAC. My phone had 8 different ringtones, could store the numbers from the last 10 calls (and that's it) and could send and receive SMS messages (at a cost of 12p per message!)I was in love!Fast forward through 3 decades of handsets, from WAP to snake, MP3 ringtones to my first camera phone, right up to the present day Android's and iPhone's (I own both). I am totally addicted and dependent on the screen on my wrist, the one in my pocket and the one by my bed. I am never without a device and I didn't think twice about it until my eldest son, Dexter, asked for his first phone for his 8th birthday.Dexter is 8 years old. He wants a mobile phone. Some of his friends at school already have one. Some of them even have an iPhone. He is only a couple of years away from becoming one of the 9 out of 10 children who own a smartphone device by the time they are 11 years old here in the UK.This terrified me.When he first asked for a mobile phone I reacted strongly, telling him how bad they are, how he is too young to have one, and how they are not healthy.He responded by asking;“So why are you on yours all the time?”.He was right. Why am I on my phone all the time? I hadn’t stopped to think about how my own phone use would influence my children. Or how I might be prioritising endlessly scrolling through my phone rather than giving my attention to my kids, my wife or my friends. I started wondering if my kids, even subconsciously, felt like I cared more about what was on my phone, than them. I was horrified to think that they might feel ignored and unloved due to me checking Facebook, Gmail or BBC News for the 29th time that...
Episode 4 - Sarah Pittendrigh - Multi Award Winning Businesswoman, Podcaster and Author
Mar 8 2023
Episode 4 - Sarah Pittendrigh - Multi Award Winning Businesswoman, Podcaster and Author
A story of success! Overcoming adversity whilst being a single mum on income support, to becoming a multi award winning entrepreneur.When the national event company Sarah was a partner of fell victim to the recession in 2008, she ended up a bankrupt single mum living on income support, with the threat of her home being repossessed. As a Bankrupt single mum back in 2008 I was on rock bottom after the close of a business which I was a partner. She was mentally, and emotionally exhausted, however realised this was the opportunity she needed to grasp to shape herown future and design a business to fit around her young son.Sarah is now a multi award winning Entrepreneur and Mentor, sharing her lessons learned from bankruptcy to becoming a 7 figure entrepreneur, with other likeminded business women. She is an Ambassador for The Princes Trust, Women Supporting Women campaign.Like many others, life has thrown Sarah some rather large curve balls, losing a business and cancer to name two.Having experienced rock bottom, and yet fought her way back up to build a portfolio of successful businesses, she completely understands the pressure, the compromise and the time it takes to grow a business, often whilst bringing up and supporting a family at the same time. It can be draining and we can lose sight of who we are, our own identity and our original goals and ambitions may be lost on the journey.To do this she needed to delete the noise around me, so I had space to think clearly and make solid and informed decisions about my future. To do this she created a step by step strategy that gave her the structure to brainstorm, plan and focus and to make me accountable with an action plan. This strategy took her in 3 years from Income support, to be the owner of “Britain’s Most Promising Business 2012 in the British Chamber of Commerce Awards. That business is www.simplybowsandchaircovers.co.uk. She now has taken the luxury brand from start up to boasting 11 offices around the UK using her own Franchise Model for scale up.For personal goals you wish to achieve you first must realise that you are the foundation of your future and that foundation needs to be strong and it needs support. So often it can be ourselves standing in our own way of success as the pressure of every day life chips away at our creativity and sometimes confidence. Sarah is here to help students reconnect back with yourself, your vision and your long term goals.In 2012 she remarried her ex-husband and together over 5 years we diversified his family farm into a multi million £ portfolio, using my strategy for the business plan. They built 8 Beautiful Barn Style Homes which we have now sold.