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The Nick Elston Show

Nick Elston

Hey everyone and welcome to 'The Nick Elston Show'! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker on the lived experience of Mental Health, a Transformational Speaking Coach and the Founder of Forging People (www.forgingpeople.com). On this show, Nick brings us the storytellers, celebrities, speakers, influencers, entrepreneurs, leaders - those who have gone from adversity to excitement, who share their stories with vulnerability, transparency, inspiration, authenticity and most importantly - completely unfiltered! Please follow, like & subscribe for future episodes!

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The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 17 - Mike Jones
Jun 20 2022
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 17 - Mike Jones
Hey everyone and welcome to The Nick Elston Show - sponsored by Forging People! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker, creator of Award Winning Mental Health Engagement, a Transformational Speaking Coach & Founder of Forging People - empowering, inspiring and educating people to step up, find their voice & truly be heard in life, in education, in leadership, in influencing & in business. The Nick Elston Show brings you the people who inspire, motivate, educate & engage in all walks of life - sharing their insights & experiences honestly, unfiltered & off script! This week, in the 17th & final episode of Season 4, Nick speaks with the fantastic Mike Jones - Founder of Better Happy! Themes we cover in this episode; - Mike’s journey from disillusioned youth to the military service. - The surprising but real reason why Mike left the army. - Living in Thailand, Nepal & the East & the lessons learned. - Mike’s definition of what it is to be ‘happy’ & how it may differ from your definition. - A very open discussion around Anxiety, Depression, Counselling & Psychology. - The ‘why’ & ‘how’ of Better Happy. - COVID, lockdown, burnout & the struggles over the past couple of years. - The problem of perspective around Mental Health, Wellbeing & Wellness. - How businesses can be the solution to changing culture around Wellbeing. All of this, plus Worcestershire Sauce (!), the brain, Afghanistan, ‘fluffy’ stuff + lots more along the way - a BIG, powerful episode! Please do check out & follow/subscribe/connect with Mike; - LinkedIn: Website: Nick Elston Show is available via YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music & most podcast platforms. You can reach out to Nick & his team at www.nickelston.com. In the meantime, please stay tuned for upcoming episodes of The Nick Elston Show by hitting subscribe, show the love by hitting ‘like’ - Nick has more amazing guests coming your way very soon - Season 5 launches in September 2022! If you have been affected by any of the themes covered in the show, please go to www.nickelston.com/need-help for trusted organisations & support. A BIG thanks & shout-out to our sponsors - Forging People (www.forgingpeople.com) - Transformation Through Speaking!
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 17 - Mike Jones
Jun 20 2022
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 17 - Mike Jones
Hey everyone and welcome to The Nick Elston Show - sponsored by Forging People! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker, creator of Award Winning Mental Health Engagement, a Transformational Speaking Coach & Founder of Forging People - empowering, inspiring and educating people to step up, find their voice & truly be heard in life, in education, in leadership, in influencing & in business. The Nick Elston Show brings you the people who inspire, motivate, educate & engage in all walks of life - sharing their insights & experiences honestly, unfiltered & off script! This week, in the 17th & final episode of Season 4, Nick speaks with the fantastic Mike Jones - Founder of Better Happy! Themes we cover in this episode; - Mike’s journey from disillusioned youth to the military service. - The surprising but real reason why Mike left the army. - Living in Thailand, Nepal & the East & the lessons learned. - Mike’s definition of what it is to be ‘happy’ & how it may differ from your definition. - A very open discussion around Anxiety, Depression, Counselling & Psychology. - The ‘why’ & ‘how’ of Better Happy. - COVID, lockdown, burnout & the struggles over the past couple of years. - The problem of perspective around Mental Health, Wellbeing & Wellness. - How businesses can be the solution to changing culture around Wellbeing. All of this, plus Worcestershire Sauce (!), the brain, Afghanistan, ‘fluffy’ stuff + lots more along the way - a BIG, powerful episode! Please do check out & follow/subscribe/connect with Mike; - LinkedIn: Website: Nick Elston Show is available via YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music & most podcast platforms. You can reach out to Nick & his team at www.nickelston.com. In the meantime, please stay tuned for upcoming episodes of The Nick Elston Show by hitting subscribe, show the love by hitting ‘like’ - Nick has more amazing guests coming your way very soon - Season 5 launches in September 2022! If you have been affected by any of the themes covered in the show, please go to www.nickelston.com/need-help for trusted organisations & support. A BIG thanks & shout-out to our sponsors - Forging People (www.forgingpeople.com) - Transformation Through Speaking!
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 16 - Julie Smith
May 23 2022
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 16 - Julie Smith
Hey everyone and welcome to The Nick Elston Show - sponsored by Forging People! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker, creator of Award Winning Mental Health Engagement, a Transformational Speaking Coach & Founder of Forging People - empowering, inspiring and educating people to step up, find their voice & truly be heard in life, in education, in leadership, in influencing & in business. The Nick Elston Show brings you the people who inspire, motivate, educate & engage in all walks of life - sharing their insights & experiences honestly, unfiltered & off script! This week, in the 16th episode of Season 4, Nick speaks with the fantastic Julie Smith - Meditation Guru! Themes we cover in this episode; - Julie’s journey from Canada to Spain, taking in the UK along the way & finding her place in Nepal! - From ‘cuckoo bananas’ to transforming Julie’s life - what Meditation has done for her. - Coaching & Training Meditation since 2010 - Julie’s story. - Finding your true calling & how what we try to seek is not necessarily what we find or need! - Challenging the barriers to meditate. - From Cybersecurity to Wellbeing - not a natural leap! - The benefits & barriers with meditation & meditating. - Letting go of control & desires but start to apply ‘gentle persistence’. - Cultural differences when it comes to Mental Health & Wellbeing. - Surrounding yourself with the right people & environment. All of this, plus Mindfulness, kindness, Chakras, energy + lots more along the way - a BIG, powerful episode! Please do check out & follow/subscribe/connect with Julie; - LinkedIn: Website: Nick Elston Show is available via YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music & most podcast platforms. You can reach out to Nick & his team at www.nickelston.com. In the meantime, please stay tuned for upcoming episodes of The Nick Elston Show by hitting subscribe, show the love by hitting ‘like’ - Nick has more amazing guests coming your way very soon! If you have been affected by any of the themes covered in the show, please go to www.nickelston.com/need-help for trusted organisations & support. A BIG thanks & shout-out to our sponsors - Forging People (www.forgingpeople.com) - Transformation Through Speaking!
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 15 - Nick Gazzard
May 16 2022
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 15 - Nick Gazzard
WARNING: Contains adult themes, references to murder, death, domestic abuse, grief, child loss & racial abuse. Hey everyone and welcome to The Nick Elston Show! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker, Transformational Speaking Coach & Founder of Forging People - empowering, inspiring and educating people to step up, find their voice & truly be heard in life, in education, in leadership, in influencing & in business. The Nick Elston Show brings you the people who inspire, motivate, educate & engage in all walks of life - sharing their insights & experiences honestly, unfiltered & off script! This week, in the 15th episode of Season 4, Nick speaks to the fantastic Nick Gazzard - Founder & CEO of The Hollie Gazzard Trust. Themes we cover in this episode; - Hollie’s story & the creation of The Hollie Gazzard Trust. - Stalking, Domestic Abuse & protection. - Training programmes that are now delivered to businesses, organisations & the education sector. - The Hollie Guard App (link below) & how it has positive impacted thousands of lives. - Nick’s journey through grief, mental & physical health challenges. - People’s reactions to Nick & his family & the stigma of grief & loss. - Social media trolls, toxicity & how people tried to turn it into a race row. - The costs to Nick around employment, hospitalisation & surviving the journey. - Plus we not only hear Nick’s ‘Walk On’ music - but also we hear Hollie’s choice & that will proudly be added to the season playlist in her memory! Nick shares with such vulnerability, openness, candour & clarity & I thank him for being such a great guest & give my love & support to his family, the trust & his cause - a BIG, BIG, powerful episode. Please do check out & follow/subscribe/connect to Nick’s updates! - LinkedIn: Website: Hollie Guard App: Nick Elston Show is available via YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music & most podcast platforms. You can reach out to Nick & his team at www.nickelston.com. In the meantime, please stay tuned for upcoming episodes of The Nick Elston Show by hitting subscribe, show the love by hitting ‘like’ - Nick has more amazing guests coming your way very soon! If you have been affected by any of the themes covered in the show, please go to www.nickelston.com/need-help for trusted organisations & support.
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 14 - Chia Oh
May 9 2022
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 14 - Chia Oh
Hey everyone and welcome to The Nick Elston Show! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker, Transformational Speaking Coach & Founder of Forging People - empowering, inspiring and educating people to step up, find their voice & truly be heard in life, in education, in leadership, in influencing & in business. The Nick Elston Show brings you the people who inspire, motivate, educate & engage in all walks of life - sharing their insights & experiences honestly, unfiltered & off script! This week, in the 14th episode of Season 4, Nick speaks to the fantastic Chia Oh - Coach, Practitioner & Speaker! Themes we cover in this episode; - Chakras, Energy & Power Animals! - Being a Wellbeing practitioner in the Construction industry. - Chia’s upbringing & it’s relevance to who she is & where she is today. - Astral Projection, curiosity & it’s clash with her family roots. - Reiki, Hypnotherapy & the Woo Woo scale! - Backpacking around Thailand & Chia’s adventures. - Coaching, Speaking & The Universe! - Dream interpretations & the impact of lockdown on our dreams. - How to manage stress in life & in business. All of this, plus UFOs, past lives, levitation + lots more along the way - a BIG, powerful episode! Please do check out & follow/subscribe/connect to Chia’s updates! - LinkedIn: Nick Elston Show is available via YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music & most podcast platforms. You can reach out to Nick & his team at www.nickelston.com. In the meantime, please stay tuned for upcoming episodes of The Nick Elston Show by hitting subscribe, show the love by hitting ‘like’ - Nick has more amazing guests coming your way very soon! If you have been affected by any of the themes covered in the show, please go to www.nickelston.com/need-help for trusted organisations & support.
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 13 - Shaun Doherty
May 3 2022
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 13 - Shaun Doherty
WARNING: Contains adult themes, swearing & references to cancer Hey everyone and welcome to The Nick Elston Show! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker, Transformational Speaking Coach & Founder of Forging People - empowering, inspiring and educating people to step up, find their voice & truly be heard in life, in education, in leadership, in influencing & in business. The Nick Elston Show brings you the people who inspire, motivate, educate & engage in all walks of life - sharing their insights & experiences honestly, unfiltered & off script! This week, in the 13th episode of Season 4, Nick speaks to the fantastic Shaun Doherty - Founder, Coach & Speaker! Themes we cover in this episode; - The meaning & story behind The 555 Club. - Diagnosis, surviving & thriving through cancer - name Hodgkins Lymphoma. - Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy & Shaun’s journey back. - Not being afraid of dying, but being afraid of not living. - Shaun’s personal development journey - what worked, what didn’t. - The power of journalling & gratitude. - Shaun’s professional career journey through Financial Services, Sales & into Entrepreneurship. - How lockdown launched The 555 Club & propelled him into today’s success. - How to achieve ‘success’ in mindfulness & meditation - something I’ve always struggled with! All of this, plus cold showers, habit stacking, Wim Hof, Breathwork + lots more along the way - a BIG, powerful episode! Please do check out & follow/subscribe/connect to Shaun’s updates! - LinkedIn: Website: Nick Elston Show is available via YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music & most podcast platforms. You can reach out to Nick & his team at www.nickelston.com. In the meantime, please stay tuned for upcoming episodes of The Nick Elston Show by hitting subscribe, show the love by hitting ‘like’ - Nick has more amazing guests coming your way very soon! If you have been affected by any of the themes covered in the show, please go to www.nickelston.com/need-help for trusted organisations & support.
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 12 - Marian Temelkov
Apr 25 2022
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 12 - Marian Temelkov
Hey everyone and welcome to The Nick Elston Show! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker, Transformational Speaking Coach & Founder of Forging People - empowering, inspiring and educating people to step up, find their voice & truly be heard in life, in education, in leadership, in influencing & in business. The Nick Elston Show brings you the people who inspire, motivate, educate & engage in all walks of life - sharing their insights & experiences honestly, unfiltered & off script! This week, in the 12th episode of Season 4, Nick speaks to the fantastic Marian Temelkov - Founder, Entrepreneur, Speaker & Podcaster! Themes we cover in this episode; - How we need our Destiny Helpers & what 4 types of people we need in our lives. - Marian’s experiences of University & helping people engage in Education. - How global travel & business became the norm for him from a very young age. - ‘Success leaves clues’ - how to be a student of success & define what that actually means to you. - Helping Leaders through fear, change & tools for resilience. - Seeing people for who they can become, not who they feel they are right now. - The power of faith, religion & God that runs through Marian’s personal & professional life. All of this, plus cold showers, a power breakfast, tithing + lots more along the way - a BIG, powerful episode! Please do check out & follow/subscribe/connect to Marian’s updates! - LinkedIn: Nick Elston Show is available via YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music & most podcast platforms. You can reach out to Nick & his team at www.nickelston.com. In the meantime, please stay tuned for upcoming episodes of The Nick Elston Show by hitting subscribe, show the love by hitting ‘like’ - Nick has more amazing guests coming your way very soon! If you have been affected by any of the themes covered in the show, please go to www.nickelston.com/need-help for trusted organisations & support.
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 11 - Michelle Ensuque
Apr 19 2022
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 11 - Michelle Ensuque
***WARNING - this episode contains themes of suicide & abuse*** Hey everyone and welcome to The Nick Elston Show! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker, Transformational Speaking Coach & Founder of Forging People - empowering, inspiring and educating people to step up, find their voice & truly be heard in life, in education, in leadership, in influencing & in business. The Nick Elston Show brings you the people who inspire, motivate, educate & engage in all walks of life - sharing their insights & experiences honestly, unfiltered & off script! This week, in the 11th episode of Season 4, Nick speaks to the fantastic Michelle Ensuque - Coach, Consultant & Leader! Themes we cover in this episode; - Counselling v Coaching - Trauma, Abuse & Suicide - Michelle’s lived experience & the power in sharing her story - NLP - Neuro Linguistic Programming - not as Woo Woo as you may think & why it gets some negative press. - Michelle’s former career in the military & psychiatric engagement & how she would engage differently nowadays. - A shoot-out to our mutual friend Nicki Maidment! - Divorce, Dating & finding new love. All of this, plus writing, an Icelandic clap, the transformation through grief + lots more along the way - a BIG, powerful episode! Please do check out & follow/subscribe/connect to Michelle’s updates! - LinkedIn: Website: Nick Elston Show is available via YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music & most podcast platforms. You can reach out to Nick & his team at www.nickelston.com. In the meantime, please stay tuned for upcoming episodes of The Nick Elston Show by hitting subscribe, show the love by hitting ‘like’ - Nick has more amazing guests coming your way very soon! If you have been affected by any of the themes covered in the show, please go to www.nickelston.com/need-help for trusted organisations & support.
The Nick Elston Show 4.0 - Episode 10 - Jackie Weaver
Apr 13 2022
The Nick Elston Show 4.0 - Episode 10 - Jackie Weaver
Hey everyone and welcome to The Nick Elston Show! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker, Transformational Speaking Coach & Founder of Forging People - empowering, inspiring and educating people to step up, find their voice & truly be heard in life, in education, in leadership, in influencing & in business. The Nick Elston Show brings you the people who inspire, motivate, educate & engage in all walks of life - sharing their insights & experiences honestly, unfiltered & off script! This week, in the 10th episode of Season 4, Nick speaks to the fantastic Jackie Weaver - celebrity, author, podcaster & council professional! Themes we cover in this episode; - Jackie’s rise to fame via the infamous viral internet video. - A behind the scenes look at Jackie’s personal life & the impact of fame. - Opening The Brits, appearing on Mastermind the reality of the Big Fat Quiz of The Year & interviewing Jack Whitehall! - ‘You have no authority here Jackie Weaver!’ - how this has inspired a book, a podcast, a cause. - An insiders view on local government, the differences in why councillors do what they do & Jackie’s movement to create more inclusivity in local councils. - Staying resilient through being thrust into the limelight & the truth about celebrities & personalities. - How most of Jackie’s engagement with the public has been kind - but also how she responds to those who aren’t! All of this, plus knitting, ‘Jackie Weaver Socks’ (you heard it here first!), Tetris + TV + lots more along the way - a BIG, wonderful episode! Please do check out & follow/subscribe/connect to Jackie’s updates! - Podcast: Book: THE video: Nick Elston Show is available via YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music & most podcast platforms. You can reach out to Nick & his team at www.nickelston.com. In the meantime, please stay tuned for upcoming episodes of The Nick Elston Show by hitting subscribe, show the love by hitting ‘like’ - Nick has more amazing guests coming your way very soon! If you have been affected by any of the themes covered in the show, please go to www.nickelston.com/need-help for trusted organisations & support.
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 9 - Amy Maidment
Mar 21 2022
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 9 - Amy Maidment
Hey everyone and welcome to The Nick Elston Show! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker, Transformational Speaking Coach & Founder of Forging People - empowering, inspiring and educating people to step up, find their voice & truly be heard in life, in education, in leadership, in influencing & in business. The Nick Elston Show brings you the people who inspire, motivate, educate & engage in all walks of life - sharing their insights & experiences honestly, unfiltered & off script! This week, in the 9th episode of Season 4, Nick speaks to the fantastic Amy Maidment - HR Leader, CIPD Rising Star 2021 & all round great human! Themes we cover in this episode; - Why Amy is so passionate about supporting positive Mental Health. - How her own Lived Experience of Mental Illness & adversity has fuelled her ambition in HR. - Amy’s progression from a People Manager to an HR Leader. - An open, honest & vulnerable insight into her period of enforced rest & the signs that told her she wasn’t well. - Reaching out for counselling & support when you need it the most. - How Amy recharges her batteries to ensure she remains a strong leader. All of this, plus culture change, bodyboarding & gardening + lots more along the way - a BIG, wonderful episode! Please do check out & follow/subscribe/connect to Amy’s updates! - LinkedIn: Nick Elston Show is available via YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music & most podcast platforms. You can reach out to Nick & his team at www.nickelston.com. In the meantime, please stay tuned for upcoming episodes of The Nick Elston Show by hitting subscribe, show the love by hitting ‘like’ - Nick has more amazing guests coming your way very soon! If you have been affected by any of the themes covered in the show, please go to www.nickelston.com/need-help for trusted organisations & support.
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 8 - Lou McArragher
Mar 14 2022
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 8 - Lou McArragher
Hey everyone and welcome to The Nick Elston Show! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker, Transformational Speaking Coach & Founder of Forging People - empowering, inspiring and educating people to step up, find their voice & truly be heard in life, in education, in leadership, in influencing & in business. The Nick Elston Show brings you the people who inspire, motivate, educate & engage in all walks of life - sharing their insights & experiences honestly, unfiltered & off script! This week, in the 8th episode of Season 4, Nick speaks to the fantastic Lou McArragher - Transformation & Change Ninja! Themes we cover in this episode; - Lou’s journey from HR & Law to Coaching - The ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ - Gardening & Wellbeing - How we need to stop ‘Shoulding all over ourselves!’ - The importance of Acceptance - Tools & Tips for when you are in a position of fear - Imposter Syndrome & Perfectionism - Social Media & Mental Health - Vulnerability & Emotional Leadership - Spirituality in Business All of this, plus the ‘why’ in the ninja, Full Moon Ceremonies + lots more along the way - a BIG, wonderful episode! Please do check out & follow/subscribe/connect to Lou’s updates! - LinkedIn: Facebook Group: Website: Email: louise.mcarragher@lmhrconsulting.co.uk The Nick Elston Show is available via YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music & most podcast platforms. You can reach out to Nick & his team at www.nickelston.com. In the meantime, please stay tuned for upcoming episodes of The Nick Elston Show by hitting subscribe, show the love by hitting ‘like’ - Nick has more amazing guests coming your way very soon! If you have been affected by any of the themes covered in the show, please go to www.nickelston.com/need-help for trusted organisations & support.
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 7 - Ilona Brannen
Mar 7 2022
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 7 - Ilona Brannen
Hey everyone and welcome to The Nick Elston Show! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker, Transformational Speaking Coach & Founder of Forging People - empowering, inspiring and educating people to step up, find their voice & truly be heard in life, in education, in leadership, in influencing & in business. The Nick Elston Show brings you the people who inspire, motivate, educate & engage in all walks of life - sharing their insights & experiences honestly, unfiltered & off script! This week, in the 7th episode of Season 4, Nick speaks to the fantastic Ilona Brannen - Start-up consultant, Business Strategist, Innovator, Podcast Host & NED! Themes we cover in this episode; - Why London is so important to what Ilona is about in life & in business. - Leadership in the Digital Age. - The true change that can be driven by Technology. - How learned behaviour affects our relationship with change & adoption. - Launching a business through COVID & lockdown. - Increased introversion & how podcasting helped redress the balance. - The ‘why’ behind her business Slate Digital & her journey from Teaching. All of this, plus the dangers of ‘hustling’, life in Japan 🇯🇵, global working, Ilona’s love of my Cap emoji 🧢 (!!!), singing in a pop choir + lots more along the way - a BIG episode! Please do check out & follow/subscribe/connect to Ilona’s updates! - LinkedIn: Business: Nick Elston Show is available via YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music & most podcast platforms. You can reach out to Nick & his team at www.nickelston.com. In the meantime, please stay tuned for upcoming episodes of The Nick Elston Show by hitting subscribe, show the love by hitting ‘like’ - Nick has more amazing guests coming your way very soon! If you have been affected by any of the themes covered in the show, please go to www.nickelston.com/need-help for trusted organisations & support.
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 6 - Alexandra Bond-Burnett
Feb 28 2022
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 6 - Alexandra Bond-Burnett
Hey everyone and welcome to The Nick Elston Show! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker, Transformational Speaking Coach & Founder of Forging People - empowering, inspiring and educating people to step up, find their voice & truly be heard in life, in education, in leadership, in influencing & in business. The Nick Elston Show brings you the people who inspire, motivate, educate & engage in all walks of life - sharing their insights & experiences honestly, unfiltered & off script! This week, in the 6th episode of Season 4, Nick speaks to the fantastic Alexandra Bond-Burnett - Leadership & Communication Coach extraordinaire! Themes we cover in this episode; - The importance of delivering & living your values when communicating. - How we all communicate & how we all want & need to be heard. - How Alex’s ‘sliding doors’ moment set her on a new path. - An overview of DISC Profiling & Assessment. - Her personal definition of ‘Emotional Intelligence’ or ‘EI’ & why it is crucial in life & in business. - Alex’s journey from Disney Theatre Coach to Entrepreneur & Founder. All of this, plus why her alter ego is a nerdy version of Julie Andrews (!!!) + lots more along the way - a BIG episode! Please do check out & follow/subscribe/connect to Alex’s updates! - LinkedIn: Website: Nick Elston Show is available via YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music & most podcast platforms. You can reach out to Nick & his team at www.nickelston.com. In the meantime, please stay tuned for upcoming episodes of The Nick Elston Show by hitting subscribe, show the love by hitting ‘like’ - Nick has more amazing guests coming your way very soon! If you have been affected by any of the themes covered in the show, please go to www.nickelston.com/need-help for trusted organisations & support.
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 5 - Francois Du Toit
Feb 21 2022
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 5 - Francois Du Toit
Hey everyone and welcome to The Nick Elston Show! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker, Transformational Speaking Coach & Founder of Forging People - empowering, inspiring and educating people to step up, find their voice & truly be heard in life, in education, in leadership, in influencing & in business. The Nick Elston Show brings you the people who inspire, motivate, educate & engage in all walks of life - sharing their insights & experiences honestly, unfiltered & off script! This week, in the 5th episode of Season 4, Nick speaks to the fantastic Francois Du Toit - Founder of PROpulsion - a vibrant business & community in the Financial Planning space - all the way from South Africa! 🇿🇦 Themes we cover in this episode; - Francois’ journey on getting to where he is today + what is next in 2022. - How Financial Planning started the journey, but took him on a different path. - COVID, lockdown & it’s impact personally, professionally & how things have been in South Africa. - The importance of authenticity when showing up in life & in business. - How emotional connection is what drives better relationships & stronger messages. - Tips on how to market your small business through tools. All of this, plus we delve into the power of community & how it can save lives for it’s members + lots more along the way - a BIG episode! Please do check out & follow/subscribe/connect to Francois’ updates! - Website: PROpulsion LIVE Portal: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn: Nick Elston Show is available via YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music & most podcast platforms. You can reach out to Nick & his team at www.nickelston.com. In the meantime, please stay tuned for upcoming episodes of The Nick Elston Show by hitting subscribe, show the love by hitting ‘like’ - Nick has more amazing guests coming your way very soon! If you have been affected by any of the themes covered in the show, please go to www.nickelston.com/need-help for trusted organisations & support.
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 4 - Daniel Skermer
Feb 14 2022
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 4 - Daniel Skermer
Hey everyone and welcome to The Nick Elston Show! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker, Transformational Speaking Coach & Founder of Forging People - empowering, inspiring and educating people to step up, find their voice & truly be heard in life, in education, in leadership, in influencing & in business. The Nick Elston Show brings you the people who inspire, motivate, educate & engage in all walks of life - sharing their insights & experiences honestly, unfiltered & off script! This week, in the 4th episode of Season 4, Nick speaks to the fantastic Daniel Skermer - Founder of the PA Forum, Business Development Specialist & Entrepreneur! Themes we cover in this episode; - Dan’s former life as a 9 foot yellow banana called Bella! 🍌 - His career as a holiday rep & hospitality professional. - Transitioning to life back in the UK & his ambitions to get back to Gran Canaria. - How the PA Forum was formed & his passion for supporting the PA, VA & EA sector. - Traditional overhangs in the role - including gender imbalance. - Dan’s appearance in ‘Strictly’ with the infamous Tom! All of this, plus the importance of same sex dancing partners to boost the LGBTQ+ & equality message + why it cause such a stir - a BIG episode! Please do check out & follow/subscribe/connect to Dan’s updates! - LinkedIn: PA Forum: Nick Elston Show is available via YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts & most podcast platforms. You can reach out to Nick & his team at www.nickelston.com. In the meantime, please stay tuned for upcoming episodes of The Nick Elston Show by hitting subscribe, show the love by hitting ‘like’ - Nick has more amazing guests coming your way very soon! If you have been affected by any of the themes covered in the show, please go to www.nickelston.com/need-help for trusted organisations & support.
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 3 - Rizanne Oosthuisen
Feb 7 2022
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 3 - Rizanne Oosthuisen
Hey everyone and welcome to The Nick Elston Show! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker, Transformational Speaking Coach & Founder of Forging People - empowering, inspiring and educating people to step up, find their voice & truly be heard in life, in education, in leadership, in influencing & in business. The Nick Elston Show brings you the people who inspire, motivate, educate & engage in all walks of life - sharing their insights & experiences honestly, unfiltered & off script! This week, in the 3rd episode of Season 4, Nick speaks to the fantastic Rizanne Oosthuisen - CEO, Founder & Entrepreneur from South Africa!🇿🇦 Themes we cover in this episode; - Rizanne’s journey through adversity & how it has lead to her success in life & business. - Mental Health, Mental Illness & Wellbeing. - Her struggles with Corporate Life & issues with gender, age & culture. - How her life changing event hasn’t defined her - it has amplified her progression through personal development. - How Rizanne’s journey has been integrated into her business pursuits & her client offering. - Her passion for supporting young people, especially girls & young women. All of this, plus you will find out why ‘fleas in a jar’ could really impact how you see your limitations - BIG episode! Please do check out & follow/subscribe/connect to Rizanne’s updates! - LinkedIn: ProfileMe: Nick Elston Show is available via YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts & most podcast platforms. You can reach out to Nick & his team at www.nickelston.com. In the meantime, please stay tuned for upcoming episodes of The Nick Elston Show by hitting subscribe, show the love by hitting ‘like’ - Nick has more amazing guests coming your way very soon! If you have been affected by any of the themes covered in the show, please go to www.nickelston.com/need-help for trusted organisations & support.
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 1 - Stoyan Yankov
Jan 24 2022
The Nick Elston Show - 4.0 - Episode 1 - Stoyan Yankov
Hey everyone and welcome to The Nick Elston Show! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker, Transformational Speaking Coach & Founder of Forging People - empowering, inspiring and educating people to step up, find their voice & truly be heard in life, in education, in leadership, in influencing & in business. (www.nickelston.com) The Nick Elston Show brings you the people who inspire, motivate, educate & engage in all walks of life - sharing their insights & experiences honestly, unfiltered & off script! This week, in the 1st episode of Season 4, Nick speaks to the fantastic Stoyan Yankov - Speaker, Founder, Movie Producer & Founder of ‘Perform - The Unsexy Truth About (Startup) Success! Themes we cover in this episode; - Culture - Productivity - Performance - Storytelling - The E.N.E.R.G.Y. Framework - A global cultural view - All of this, plus why Stolen decided against becoming the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ to become a Movie Producer & LOTS more along the way! Please do check out & follow/subscribe/connect to Stoyan’s updates! - LinkedIn: Twitter: Book: Nick Elston Show is available via YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts & most podcast platforms. You can reach out to Nick & his team at www.nickelston.com. In the meantime, please stay tuned for upcoming episodes of The Nick Elston Show by hitting subscribe, show the love by hitting ‘like’ - Nick has more amazing guests coming your way very soon! If you have been affected by any of the themes covered in the show, please go to www.nickelston.com/need-help for trusted organisations & support.
The Nick Elston Show - 3.0 - Episode 20 - Chris Argent
Dec 8 2021
The Nick Elston Show - 3.0 - Episode 20 - Chris Argent
Hey everyone and welcome to The Nick Elston Show! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker, creator of Unique Mental Health Engagement strategies, a Transformational Speaking Coach + the Founder of Forging People - a community created to empower, inspire and educate people who truly want to be heard in life + in business. On this show, Nick brings us the storytellers, celebrities, speakers, influencers, entrepreneurs - those who have gone from adversity to excitement, who share their stories with vulnerability, transparency, inspiration - most importantly - completely unfiltered! This week, in the 20th episode of Season 3, Nick speaks to the fantastic Chris Argent - Speaker, Author & Founder of Generation CFO! Themes we cover in this episode; - How our paths crossed through the Accounting industry. - Chris’s entrepreneurial & technological journey. - Being a ‘non-technical geek’ & buying the brains in! - How a LinkedIn group became a business! - Being a reluctant Accountant. - Self awareness, psychology & coaching to develop himself. - The ‘permission power’ of ‘lived experience’. - All this plus championing Mental Health, ‘carrying’ your story, running a start-up business & the ROI of Wellbeing! Please do check out & follow/subscribe/connect to Chris’s updates! - LinkedIn: Nick Elston Show is available via YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts & most podcast platforms. You can reach out to Nick & his team at www.nickelston.com. In the meantime, please stay tuned for upcoming episodes of The Nick Elston Show by hitting subscribe, show the love by hitting ‘like’ - Nick has more amazing guests coming your way very soon! If you have been affected by any of the themes covered in the show, please go to www.nickelston.com/need-help for trusted organisations & support.
The Nick Elston Show - 3.0 - Episode 19 - Paul Rees
Dec 7 2021
The Nick Elston Show - 3.0 - Episode 19 - Paul Rees
Hey everyone and welcome to The Nick Elston Show! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker, creator of Unique Mental Health Engagement strategies, a Transformational Speaking Coach + the Founder of Forging People - a community created to empower, inspire and educate people who truly want to be heard in life + in business. On this show, Nick brings us the storytellers, celebrities, speakers, influencers, entrepreneurs - those who have gone from adversity to excitement, who share their stories with vulnerability, transparency, inspiration - most importantly - completely unfiltered! This week, in the 19th episode of Season 3, Nick speaks to the fantastic Paul Rees - Speaker, Coach, Business Designer & Radio Host! Themes we cover in this episode; - The power of vulnerability & authenticity in business. - How we need to aspire to do our business away from the ‘noise’. - How we need to avoid ‘business envy’ & ‘life envy’ to truly step up! - Insights into the ‘knowledge’ industry. - How to react in a downturn. - Why we are so afraid of vulnerability & even fear itself. - The power of ‘choice’ & why do we give it away so easily? - All this plus marriage, expectation & the ‘valley way’… Please do check out & follow/subscribe/connect to Paul’s updates! - LinkedIn: Nick Elston Show is available via YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts & most podcast platforms. You can reach out to Nick & his team at www.nickelston.com. In the meantime, please stay tuned for upcoming episodes of The Nick Elston Show by hitting subscribe, show the love by hitting ‘like’ - Nick has more amazing guests coming your way very soon! If you have been affected by any of the themes covered in the show, please go to www.nickelston.com/need-help for trusted organisations & support.
The Nick Elston Show - 3.0 - Episode 18 - Jenny & Nikki Ellis
Dec 6 2021
The Nick Elston Show - 3.0 - Episode 18 - Jenny & Nikki Ellis
Hey everyone and welcome to The Nick Elston Show! Nick Elston is a leading Inspirational Speaker, creator of Unique Mental Health Engagement strategies, a Transformational Speaking Coach + the Founder of Forging People - a community created to empower, inspire and educate people who truly want to be heard in life + in business. On this show, Nick brings us the storytellers, celebrities, speakers, influencers, entrepreneurs - those who have gone from adversity to excitement, who share their stories with vulnerability, transparency, inspiration - most importantly - completely unfiltered! This week, in the 18th episode of Season 3, Nick speaks to sisters Jenny & Nikki Ellis - Co-Founders of Wellington Wealth! Themes we cover in this episode; - Being in a family business - not just now, but in the family hotel & what lessons that taught them. - Complimenting each other - bringing different skillsets, ideas & insights to the business. - The importance, culture & meaning of creating a new workspace - especially during lockdown! - The battle to win hearts & minds when pioneering new technologies & processes. - Why a Samba band flash mob nearly got Nikki arrested! - The importance of being optimistic & being ‘glass half full’. - All this plus Map Making, Volleyball, Injury & Rehab! Please do check out & follow/subscribe/connect to Team Ellis’s updates! - LinkedIn, Jenny: LinkedIn, Nikki: Business: Nick Elston Show is available via YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts & most podcast platforms. You can reach out to Nick & his team at www.nickelston.com. In the meantime, please stay tuned for upcoming episodes of The Nick Elston Show by hitting subscribe, show the love by hitting ‘like’ - Nick has more amazing guests coming your way very soon! If you have been affected by any of the themes covered in the show, please go to www.nickelston.com/need-help for trusted organisations & support.