April 21, 2021
Pat has had an interesting career, spanning from starting, building and selling tech businesses to having a non-exec portfolio career to creating a new business called Defy Expectations.
Like many things in Pat's life, things just happened, she didn't plan much. The pandemic has made us aware that we need to do things differently. With Defy Expectations she wants to disrupt the world of coaching and to encourage more great leaders through every level of any organisation.
March 31, 2021
Six years ago Corporate Faculty was founded by Julie Gray to help companies develop their leaders – to deliver business results. This is mostly through bespoke executive education programmes for senior management. Julie couldn't see herself as completely retired and playing golf every day, she wanted to use her experience, skills and wide network and so Corporate Faculty was born.
Jullie says "Helping people in their development makes me feel useful and alive"
March 18, 2021
Jonathan built Straight plc to the UK’s leading supplier of recycling containers. He floated the company and then sold it – but what next? Listen to Jonathan’s extraordinary story – from trying to build a portfolio NED career to photographing vegans in Iceland (and turning the photos into a beautiful book) and becoming a TV presenter.
March 1, 2021
Pierre Bosche, former Accenture partner, turned his lifelong passion for art and antiques into a business. Realising he wanted to engage more with his local community, he entered politics – with considerable success for a newcomer
February 24, 2021
First British female chef to be awarded a Michelin star, Frances Atkins on her latest venture and plans for the future – and why she thinks retirement is a bad idea
February 3, 2021
Rob Toguri discusses how he loves working with social mobility charity, Envision and how his skills have really added value. The big shock was facing up to looking at finances with his wife, something he had never really done. And he shares tips for others going through this journey
February 1, 2021
Victoria Tomlinson and Trevor Hatton have helped hundreds of people to shape their unretirement – here they share their insights