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Soul Bites #14 | The changing world of casting talent
Soul Bites #14 | The changing world of casting talent
We head to New York for this episode of Soul Bites where we chat with Angela Leigh, VP Talent Producer, Lululemon Studio, before ‘Mirror’ rebranded to Lululemon Studio. Specifically, we discuss what changed over the pandemic and how Lululemon is responding to meet the new consumer needs from a content and talent perspective. We also share the nuts and bolts of selecting and coaching talent for a broadening audience. See timestamps: 4.33 Is Lululemon Studio purely a virtual space – or physical too? 6.19 Can you tell us more about what’s informing your current strategy. Why are you going agnostic with content? 9.00 How did the pandemic change things from a talent perspective? 11.47 How does your approach to talent around DEIB go and what trends are you seeing in the health space? 15.23 What plans have you got in the future to build on Ambassador-wise? 17.50 What do you look for when casting people? 21.05 Tell us a little bit about what you see in the future. 22.34 What sets your soul on fire?
23:52
November 23, 2022
Soul Bites Episode 13 | Guy Benjamin: A US startup putting healthcare back in the hands of the American people
Soul Bites Episode 13 | Guy Benjamin: A US startup putting healthcare back in the hands of the American people
We go behind the scenes with Guy Benjamin, Co-CEO at Healthee to unpack their exciting answers for one of the main topics of today - the delivery of healthcare. 70% of US employees have no idea what healthcare benefits they're covered for, being born and raised in a country with free healthcare, Guy saw there needed to be more control and transparency and so create Healthee to help towards solving this. Using AI, the start-up is a new healthcare operating system for employees that is simple, predictive and saves money. In this episode, we peel back the curtain of Healthee to understand how they went from a standing start to a successful, passionate team of 40 in 2 years during a pandemic. 0.41 - How did Heathee come to be and why do you exist? 3.48 - How are you using data within your system to create a new offering within the US healthcare space? 6.44 - What are your current clients seeing as a result of the work done by Healthee? 10.11 - What is your focus over the next 1 to 2 years? 13.20 - Are you looking to make Healthee a global solution or is it specific to US needs? 14.22 - Does Healthee draw any parallels with someone like Apple in trying to put health back in our own hands? 15.14 - What have you learned from assembling a team at such a rapid pace? 18.08 - What are some of the things you are putting in place to build the culture at Heathee? 20.07 - How are you managing the hybrid work model with a team across two countries? 21.46 - What would you say is your team's superpower? 22.48 - What sets your soul on fire?
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August 30, 2022
Soul Bites #12 | Jon Canarick: What are investors looking for before making an investment in the current market
Soul Bites #12 | Jon Canarick: What are investors looking for before making an investment in the current market
For this episode of Soul Bites, we're delighted to be speaking with Jon Canarick, Managing Partner NorthCastle Partners.   In this episode, we get the inside knowledge from Jon as he shares what investors are truly looking for before making an investment into businesses within the health, wellness, and active living sector   Let us know if there are any other questions this conversation sparks around investment opportunities. 0.35 - What investors look for before making an investment in the current market 3.38 - Let's discuss two different pressures: Barry's predominantly brick-and-mortar studios being shut down over covid and Echelon Fitness presumably in hyper-growth during the same period 11.18 - How many pitch decks would you review each quarter? 12.42 - What is the sweet spot for you, when do you love to get involved in a business? 13.54 - What do you specifically look for as an investor? 17.21 - On a recent investment panel in LA, you quipped that too much money was out there. Give us the context of that conversation and why you responded as such? 23.56 - What sets your soul on fire?
24:59
June 20, 2022
Soul Bites #11 | Josh Cole: Managing a Company Rebrand & 2022 Marketing Trends
Soul Bites #11 | Josh Cole: Managing a Company Rebrand & 2022 Marketing Trends
This month, we have the pleasure of welcoming Josh Cole to the Good Soul Hunting podcast. Josh is the CMO for TITLE Boxing and has recently transitioned from the entertainment to the fitness industry. In this episode we discuss mindfully building a personal brand in a new sector, taking on a company rebrand, and key marketing trends we're seeing in 2022. We hope you find Josh's story and his insights as fascinating as we have. We'd be interested to hear what marketing trends you predict for the rest of the year. 0.31 - What sparked your interest in switching to the fitness industry? 1.39 - How has your first year been? What are some of your thoughts and observations? 2.56 - How are you mindfully bringing your personal brand from entertainment to fitness? 5.42 - Tell us about TITLE Boxing being acquired by Box Union? 8.04 - How's the rebrand going? Do you have any tips for marketers embarking on a similar journey? 12.07 - How do you keep your franchisees on board, engaged and informed? 15.32 - How did you choose your agency? 17.40 - How do you make sure you maintain the level of service you need from your agency? 19.30 - How do you keep your franchisees and employees up to speed with the refresh? 20.32 -- What do you see as the main marketing trends for 2022 and are they still linked to the pandemic? 24.26 - What sets your soul on fire?
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May 11, 2022
Soul Bites #10 | Marisa Lam: Welcome to working in the Metaverse
Soul Bites #10 | Marisa Lam: Welcome to working in the Metaverse
Our latest Soul Bites podcast episode is in collaboration with Marisa Lam, Head of Marketing and Communications at OliveX, where we're talking about the ever-evolving topic of the Metaverse. Marisa joins us from Hong Kong and brings her experience to the conversation as she's really at the forefront of seeing how things are developing between the working world and the Metaverse. We really break down and simplify the buzzwords to actually describe what the Metaverse is, what's meant by Web3 and how best to guide businesses thinking of getting into this new arena. Stick along for this episode as we delve into the latest technological development that will change the way businesses structure communication and engagement with their customers. 1:40 - What's your journey been with the metaverse so far and what have you learned? 7.12 - How do you go about educating and leading uncertain potential clients into the Metaverse? 12.20 - What advice would you give businesses and marketers looking to represent themselves in the Metaverse? 17.10 - What set's your soul on fire?
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April 05, 2022
Soul Bites #9 | Lucy Adey & The Job Market
Soul Bites #9 | Lucy Adey & The Job Market
Welcome back to another episode of the Soul Bites Podcast! With it being International Women's Day, we're delighted to be speaking to our very own Co-Founder, Chief Executive Soul for Good Soul Hunting, Lucy Adey. As a female founder, Lucy has over 15 years of experience working in the people business across recruitment, HR, and employment law, so there really is no one better to help us unpick the current landscape of the job and employment market. We're seeing a lot of emerging themes across the health and wellness space such as The 'Great Quit'/'Great Resignation', salary increases, purpose over pay-check where candidates are looking for values-aligned careers as well as new skills and sub-sectors due to technological advancements and digitization. Join us as we go through all of this and more as Lucy provides her top key takeaways of how to secure the ultimate role or top talent. Timestamps: 1:18 - What is the number one thing happening in the job market right now? 3.06 - How do you facilitate finding the happy connection between clients and candidates? 8.25 - What are the common skills, knowledge, or experience that brands are looking for in health and wellness today? 10.35 - What would your top pieces of advice be for: clients hiring top talent and candidates looking for game-changing roles? 16.54 - What sets your soul on fire?
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March 08, 2022
Soul Bites #8 | Michelle Edgar: Women Dealmakers
Soul Bites #8 | Michelle Edgar: Women Dealmakers
In this week’s podcast, we get to speak to a true deal maker! Michelle Edgar is the founder of XX Project and Head of Strategic Partnerships at LIVEXLIVE Media.  Michelle has a hugely impressive background as a music executive, having worked with the likes of Epic, ICM and Warner Music Group. Listen in as Michelle offers her insight on a range of topics – from tips on forming successful partnerships and advice on getting the best out of talented (but potentially difficult) people, to her views on why there are now so many women business leaders. She also candidly shares her experience on how personal loss can transform a person's life for the better.
30:24
July 07, 2021
Soul Bites #7 | Ian Mullane and Data
Soul Bites #7 | Ian Mullane and Data
This week, we are deep diving into Ian Mullane’s white paper Everything You Need to Know About Data and AI, which is causing ripples across the fit tech well tech and health tech sectors. Ian is the founder and CEO of keepme.ai and a passionate tech trailblazer. Crucially, he’s also a former health club operator, making him uniquely positioned to strip away complexity around tech and help you reshape your fitness businesses. Got a question about data or AI that you’re too scared to ask? Well, look no further, the white paper will serve up the answer.
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June 14, 2021
Soul Bites #6 | Women in Tech
Soul Bites #6 | Women in Tech
Our focus today is Women in Tech. We are joined by two stars of the show of the 2021 FitTech Summit... Natalia Karbasova, Founder of FitTech Summit, CEO of FitTech Company, and previous creative evangelist for media billionaire, Dr. Hubert Burda, where she spearheaded global digital initiatives, hackathons, rapid prototyping labs, and pitch competitions. Melanie Lauer, CEO for Trisport, with serious technology, marketing, and B2B prowess to bring about the incredible transformation of German Kettler Sports, as they reimagine the home fitness market through the power of taking a human design-centric approach. Loaded with insights, do not miss this. Check it out now!
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May 28, 2021
Soul Bites #5 - David v Goliath
Soul Bites #5 - David v Goliath
Our focus in episode #5 is a David vs. Goliath boxing match between Box Union in LA and the purchase of Title Boxing Club, the franchise of over 160 locations across the United States, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. Our guest, Felicia Alexander, Co-Founder/Co-Owner of Box Union, Chief  Revenue Officer for Title, and a self-confessed, recovering corporate executive. Together with her business partner, Todd Wadler, Felicia is on a quest to amalgamate Title’s scale with Box Union’s focus on programming, innovation, and training, to use boxing as the vehicle to transform people’s lives wherever they are and at scale. Guard up, this is not your traditional acquisition - hear her story.
35:27
April 12, 2021
Soul Bite #4 | The Future of Fitness
Soul Bite #4 | The Future of Fitness
Today’s guest is Ian Mullane – author of The Future of Fitness white paper – a provocative piece on where fitness has moved and why we need to catch up quickly. With 18 years in fintech and having founded and accelerated numerous tech-based businesses, he is the current CEO of keepme – an AI-powered sales and marketing CRM platform for the fitness industry, launched in 2019, with customers across ten countries. Lookout and get ready because Ian doesn’t hold back in his observations and you need to boldly consider how you will play in the new ecosystem and what it will take to win.
35:32
February 01, 2021
Soul Bite #3 | From Hero to Zero and Back Again
Soul Bite #3 | From Hero to Zero and Back Again
Today’s guest is Marcel Wüst – a German former road cycling champion – winning stages in all three Grand Tours including 12 stages in La Vuelta España and one stage in the Tour de France. In 2000 a crash left him with a cracked skull and without sight in one eye ending his professional career. But true to form, Marcel stepped into his next life splitting time between Germany and Spain, and with his analyst background, now teaching the parallels between sport and business from his Casa Ciclista (Cycling House) in Mallorca and shows us how to enjoy the good things in life as we saddle up to take the podium in 2021.
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February 01, 2021
Soul Bites #2 | Redefining Wellness as a General Lifestyle Upgrade
Soul Bites #2 | Redefining Wellness as a General Lifestyle Upgrade
Today’s guest is Ally Fekaiki – founder, of Juno – The Life Company – an employee support platform that offers a range of lifestyle services that allow the mixing and matching of options including therapy, fitness, home-cleaning, and nanny services. Ally is a former DeVries Art Director who identified a well-being crisis amidst a broken work system within corporate London and decided to do something about it. So, get ready to challenge the old norm and tip wellbeing on its head with takeaway tips to enrich the future of work by being more human and doing it with more glee and productivity.
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February 01, 2021
Soul Bites #1 | Resilience
Soul Bites #1 | Resilience
Today’s guest is Pete Moore – Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Dream Architect at Integrity Square – an early-stage growth equity investor and the leading boutique advisory firm serving the HALO Sector – Health, Active Lifestyle & Outdoors. Also host of HALO Talks and HALO Academy, Pete schools us in investment practices, what makes a great entrepreneur and how to ride out COVID as a hardened New Yorker. Get your pens and thumbs ready because the one-liners hit har
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December 11, 2020