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Anatomy of a Leader with Maria Hvorostovsky

Anatomy of a Leader with Maria Hvorostovsky

By Maria Hvorostovsky
Welcome to Anatomy of a Leader - a video podcast that shows you there are many faces of leadership, that perfection doesn’t and shouldn’t exist and that making mistakes (or taking detours) can often lead to deep insights about your superpowers.

My name is Maria Hvorostovsky. I’m a headhunter and Founder of HVO Search. I help ambitious leaders hire the most hard to find, high potential C-Suite talent.

Each week let me take you on a journey to discover what leadership really

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#34, Fashion & Metaverse w/ Matthew Drinkwater, Head of Innovation Agency, London College of Fashion
How does Head of Innovation challenge the slow moving, traditional Fashion Industry? By evoking strong emotions in fashion leaders using state of the art emerging technologies. Matthew Drinkwater, Head of Innovation Agency at London College of Fashion knows a thing or two about how gaming, emerging technologies like VR and AR and fashion can co-exist and work together. In Episode 34 I talk with Matthew about the big shift in fashion tech, what the Metaverse is and how to support the young talent that is disrupting the fashion industry. We talk everything from 2D, 3D, the skills required for fashion brands of the future and what to expect in the future. ------------------------------- WE DISCUSS ------------------------------- 02:12 - What does Head of Innovation do? 05:00 - Matthew’s background 08:26 - Who is driving the change in fashion? 09:48 - What problem is emerging tech trying to solve in the fashion industry? 11:41 - What is coming in the future? 14:42 - Who should companies be hiring now and how to support them? 22:23 - What are the new cool emerging technologies? 23:36 - What must tech founders know about the fashion industry? 27:49 - Metaverse - what is it and why should we care? 34:25 - Dangers of the metaverse 36:48 - Retail needs to change 38:52 - Gap between customer and brands? 41:02 - Main road blocks for adopting emerging technologies 42:55 - What advice would you give to young entrepreneurs in fashion tech? ----------------------------------------- MATTHEW DRINKWATER ----------------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewdrinkwater/ Website: https://www.ruthgotian.com/book Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matthewdrinkwater/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/drinkmatt FIA: www.fialondon.com ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky HVO Search: https://www.hvosearch.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Need help HIRING - head over to - http://www.hirewithmaria.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Follow, Rate, and leave a REVIEW.
45:06
July 19, 2022
TRAILER for #34, Fashion & Metaverse w/ Matthew Drinkwater, Head of Innovation Agency, London College of Fashion
How does Head of Innovation challenge the slow moving, traditional Fashion Industry? By evoking strong emotions in fashion leaders using state of the art emerging technologies. Matthew Drinkwater, Head of Innovation Agency at London College of Fashion knows a thing or two about how gaming, emerging technologies like VR and AR and fashion can co-exist and work together. In Episode 34 I talk with Matthew about the big shift in fashion tech, what the Metaverse is and how to support the young talent that is disrupting the fashion industry. We talk everything from 2D, 3D, the skills required for fashion brands of the future and what to expect in the future. ----------------------------------------- MATTHEW DRINKWATER ----------------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewdrinkwater/ Website: https://www.ruthgotian.com/book Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matthewdrinkwater/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/drinkmatt FIA: www.fialondon.com ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky HVO Search: https://www.hvosearch.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Need help HIRING - head over to - http://www.hirewithmaria.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Follow, Rate, and leave a REVIEW.
02:27
July 19, 2022
#33, Four Crucial Factors To Success - Ruth Gotian, Chief Learning Officer & Author of Success Factor
If you could take all successful people from all disciplines, what would they all have in common? According to Ruth Gotian there are four key factors that determine success whether you are a Nobel Prize winner, an Olympic champion or an astronaut. In her book “The Success Factor” Ruth talks through the 100 people she interviewed to give you priceless nuggets about what high-achievement is and what they do differently. If you are curious about high-achievers or want to become one - this is the episode for you. ------------------------------- WE DISCUSS ------------------------------- 01:52 - Why study high achievers? 05:08 - Definition of a high achiever 06:59 - Who is the book for? 07:59 - What are the 4 mindsets high-achievers have in common? 13:37 - Is it ever too late to find your purpose? 15:28 - Is there a case for quitting? When should you stop pursuing something? 17:09 - What kind of mentors do you need? How do you find them? 21:50 - How to spot high-achievers? 25:56 - How to attract high-achievers? 27:40 - Difference between successful men and women? 29:57 - What did you leave out of your book? 31:10 - Who stood out to you from your interviews? ------------------------ RUTH GOTIAN ----------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rgotian/ Website: https://www.ruthgotian.com/book Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthgotian/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ruthgotian ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky HVO Search: https://www.hvosearch.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Need help HIRING - head over to - http://www.hirewithmaria.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Follow, Rate, and leave a REVIEW.
37:49
July 04, 2022
TRAILER for #33, Four Crucial Factors To Success - Ruth Gotian, Chief Learning Officer & Author of Success Factor
If you could take all successful people from all disciplines, what would they all have in common? According to Ruth Gotian there are four key factors that determine success whether you are a Nobel Prize winner, an Olympic champion or an astronaut. In her book “The Success Factor” Ruth talks through the 100 people she interviewed to give you priceless nuggets about what high-achievement is and what they do differently. If you are curious about high-achievers or want to become one - this is the episode for you. ------------------------ RUTH GOTIAN ----------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rgotian/ Website: https://www.ruthgotian.com/book Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthgotian/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ruthgotian ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky HVO Search: https://www.hvosearch.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Need help HIRING - head over to - http://www.hirewithmaria.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Follow, Rate, and leave a REVIEW.
02:30
July 04, 2022
#32, Stop The Bias Against Working Mothers - Elizabeth Cowper, Founder & CEO of WoMo & Ludo
How would the world change if more mothers returned to work feeling empowered, supported and valued? How would amazing talent change the companies if they no longer had to lie about having IVF or hide that they had a miscarriage? Surely we would finally have more women in senior leadership positions, more role models, more diverse thinking. This is exactly Elizabeth Cowper’s mission with Ludo, which provides companies with tech for inclusion, with a specific focus on women. Ludo’s first module, WoMo (an affectionate nickname for Working Mothers), launched July 2021 and supercharges the maternity experience for women, through support, advice and connection to the workplace. And this is just the beginning. Ludo Menopause launches October 2022 to help businesses educate employees and engage female talent through the menopause. In this very open conversation Elizabeth shared a lot of her own personal experiences after having IVF for the first two of her children and how her background in HR (she was previously VP of HR as well as Head of Wellbeing at the Tapestry group which owns the brands Coach, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman) shaped her view of supporting working mothers in the workplace. We talk about good and bad bosses, especially ones that didn’t make her “feel like Elizabeth”. We talk about why women don’t return to work after having kids (it’s not always the first choice to be a full-time mum), and about funding in a male dominated VC environment as well as what we need to change that. ------------------------------- WE DISCUSS ------------------------------- 03:02 - Elizabeth’s superpowers 05:06 - Compromising values 08:48 - Why did you go into HR? 10:53 - Why WoMo? 14:43 - Why do women not return to work after having kids? 19:43 - Biggest challenge to get WoMo off the ground 24:16 - What is it like raising funds? 30:48 - What is WoMo’s big vision? 37:16 - How can Leaders support your mission? 41:19 - One mistake that led you to where you are now? 44:58 - Would you do anything differently? 45:53 - Advice to younger self 47:50 - How to get into flow 50:48 - Impossible question ------------------------------------ ELIZABETH COWPER ------------------------------------ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-cowper-chartered-fcipd-ludo/ Ludo: https://weareludo.com/  WoMo: https://womonetwork.com/ Instagram WoMo: https://www.instagram.com/womonetwork/ Instagram Ludo: https://www.instagram.com/we_are_ludo/ ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky HVO Search: https://www.hvosearch.com/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Need help HIRING - head over to - http://www.hirewithmaria.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Follow, Rate, and leave a REVIEW.
54:06
June 20, 2022
TRAILER for #32, Stop The Bias Against Working Mothers - Elizabeth Cowper, Founder & CEO of WoMo & Ludo Partnership
How would the world change if more mothers returned to work feeling empowered, supported and valued? How would amazing talent change the companies if they no longer had to lie about having IVF or hide that they had a miscarriage? Surely we would finally have more women in senior leadership positions, more role models, more diverse thinking. This is exactly Elizabeth Cowper’s mission with Ludo, which provides companies with tech for inclusion, with a specific focus on women. Ludo’s first module, WoMo (an affectionate nickname for Working Mothers), launched July 2021 and supercharges the maternity experience for women, through support, advice and connection to the workplace. And this is just the beginning. Ludo Menopause launches October 2022 to help businesses educate employees and engage female talent through the menopause. In this very open conversation Elizabeth shared a lot of her own personal experiences after having IVF for the first two of her children and how her background in HR (she was previously VP of HR as well as Head of Wellbeing at the Tapestry group which owns the brands Coach, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman) shaped her view of supporting working mothers in the workplace. We talk about good and bad bosses, especially ones that didn’t make her “feel like Elizabeth”. We talk about why women don’t return to work after having kids (it’s not always the first choice to be a full-time mum), and about funding in a male dominated VC environment as well as what we need to change that. ------------------------------------ ELIZABETH COWPER ------------------------------------ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-cowper-chartered-fcipd-ludo/ Ludo: www.weareludo.com WoMo: https://womonetwork.com/ Instagram WoMo: https://www.instagram.com/womonetwork/ Instagram Ludo: https://www.instagram.com/we_are_ludo/ ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Need help HIRING - head over to - www.hirewithmaria.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Follow, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
02:23
June 20, 2022
#31, 4 Types of Regret w/ Daniel Pink: Author of The Power of Regret & How To Make Them Work For You NOW
Daniel Pink is the New York Times bestselling author of 7 books, including To Sell Is Human, Drive, When and the most recent one The Power of Regret. His Ted Talk “The Puzzle of Motivation” has been watched over 10 million times. He notoriously writes with precision, removing all the fluff to make sure his readers get the most well-researched, most valuable insights they can apply to their life straight away. In Episode 31 I had the chance to sit down with Daniel to talk about his book “The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward” to learn about 4 biggest categories of regret. Daniel’s view is that Regret is a powerful negative emotion, that when viewed from the right perspective is extremely useful at guiding our future decisions and actions. We talked about Daniel’s own regrets, especially the biggest parenting and career regrets (apparently there are quite a few!) Daniel shared his view about how self-compassion is massively underutilised, how we as humans are over indexed on awkwardness and that small talk isn’t fluff but essential in conversations. ---------------------------------- DANIEL PINK ---------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielpink/ Website: https://www.danpink.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danielpink/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanielPink Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danielhpink Regret Survey: https://worldregretsurvey.com/ ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Need help HIRING - head over to - www.hirewithmaria.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Follow, Rate, and leave a REVIEW.
47:07
June 05, 2022
TRAILER for #31, 4 Types of Regret w/ Daniel Pink: Author of The Power of Regret & How To Make Them Work For You NOW
Daniel Pink is the New York Times bestselling author of 7 books, including To Sell Is Human, Drive, When and the most recent one The Power of Regret. His Ted Talk “The Puzzle of Motivation” has been watched over 10 million times. He notoriously writes with precision, removing all the fluff to make sure his readers get the most well-researched, most valuable insights they can apply to their life straight away. In Episode 31 I had the chance to sit down with Daniel to talk about his book “The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward” to learn about 4 biggest categories of regret. Daniel’s view is that Regret is a powerful negative emotion, that when viewed from the right perspective is extremely useful at guiding our future decisions and actions. We talked about Daniel’s own regrets, especially the biggest parenting and career regrets (apparently there are quite a few!) Daniel shared his view about how self-compassion is massively underutilised, how we as humans are over indexed on awkwardness and that small talk isn’t fluff but essential in conversations. ---------------------------------- DANIEL PINK ---------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielpink/ Website: https://www.danpink.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danielpink/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanielPink Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danielhpink Regret Survey: https://worldregretsurvey.com/ ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Need help HIRING - head over to - www.hirewithmaria.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Follow, Rate, and leave a REVIEW.
01:47
June 05, 2022
#30 Success is not a TechCrunch Title: Hannah Russell, Founder Mags Creative a podcast production agency
Hannah Russell is an open book. She’s curious, tenacious and totally owns her errors and her success. Her first company was Layer Home, which she successfully ‘exited’ as it was sold to a competitor. She seems to be “allergic” to that word, however. In her words she saw this exit as a failure at the time, but would not have it any other way as it would not have led her to create her second business: Mags Creative - a podcast production agency. We explore fear, failure and the concept of success. We talk about VC funding for startups and how it’s not always the right path. That you can build businesses differently and don’t have to subscribe to the same route to success. And we discuss how podcasts can improve your leadership skills and as well as what makes an excellent podcast both for individuals and companies. ------------------------------- WE DISCUSS ------------------------------- 01:51 - Hannah’s superpowers 06:05 - Working with her sister Faith 10:04 - Experience of running her first business - Layer Home 16:44 - VC funding isn’t right for everyone 19:29 - Why podcasts now? 22:07 - Fear & success 30:13 - Advice to younger self 35:04 - Aligning values with your work 44:34 - What makes an excellent podcast? 45:32 - How can podcasting help you become a better leader? 48:03 - Advice for companies who want to have a podcast 49:37 - What is leadership? ---------------------------------- HANNAH RUSSELL ---------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannahruss/ Website: https://www.magscreative.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mags.creative/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mags__creative ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Need help HIRING - head over to - www.hirewithmaria.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Follow, Rate, and leave a REVIEW.
53:33
May 23, 2022
TRAILER for #30 Success is not a TechCrunch Title: Hannah Russell, Founder Mags Creative a podcast production agency
Hannah Russell is an open book. She’s curious, tenacious and totally owns her errors and her success. Her first company was Layer Home, which she successfully ‘exited’ as it was sold to a competitor. She seems to be “allergic” to that word, however. In her words she saw this exit as a failure at the time, but would not have it any other way as it would not have led her to create her second business: Mags Creative - a podcast production agency. We explore fear, failure and the concept of success. We talk about VC funding for startups and how it’s not always the right path. That you can build businesses differently and don’t have to subscribe to the same route to success. And we discuss how podcasts can improve your leadership skills and as well as what makes an excellent podcast both for individuals and companies. ---------------------------------- HANNAH RUSSELL ---------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannahruss/ Website: https://www.magscreative.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mags.creative/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mags__creative ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Need help HIRING - head over to - www.hirewithmaria.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Follow, Rate, and leave a REVIEW.
01:56
May 22, 2022
#27 Saying No To Investors Even When You Have No Money Isn’t Always A Mistake: Hasna Kourda, Founder SYW
Hasna Kourda, the Tunisian born Founder of Save Your Wardrobe, is considered, methodical and pragmatic. A recovering perfectionist. She has been fighting the good fight about customer consumption and the importance of circularity way before it became fashionable. With only 2% of funding going to female founders she had to learn on the go how to pitch for her idea (in the early years even sending her husband in to ‘look’ like the lead) and assess investors on whether they are right for her business in the first place. She learnt that saying ‘no’ to investors even when you have no money isn’t always a mistake and that separating yourself from your business is important to keep your sanity. ------------------------------- EPISODE #27: ------------------------------- You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw ------------------------------- WE DISCUSS ------------------------------- 02:35 - Your  first job and early years 05:56 - Starting Saving My Wardrobe 10:04 - Surprises about skills 12:09 - Working with few resources / parallel with sustainability 13:37 - Raising funds 16:57 - Creating a balance when your husband is also your business partner 24:08 - Hiring the best people 28:26- How are you different now from when you started? 29:53 - What do you wish you learnt sooner? 33:31 - Mistakes that shape you 36:49 - What does leadership mean to you? 42:09 - Any misconceptions about you? 43:59 - Impossible question ----------------------------------------- HASNA KOURDA ----------------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hasnakourda/ Twitter: @hasnakourda - https://twitter.com/hasnakourda ----------------------------------------- SAVE YOUR WARDROBE ----------------------------------------- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saveyourwardrobe/?hl=en Website: https://www.saveyourwardrobe.com/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/saveyrwardrobe Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/saveyourwardrobe/ Save Your Wardrobe has a new partnership with Zalando - https://zalandocareandrepair.saveyourwardrobe.com/ ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Need help HIRING - head over to - www.hirewithmaria.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Follow, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode! Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/cruen/in-the-nowLicense code: SDXCT4ELUCOHZOKN
48:38
May 09, 2022
#29 How To Deal With Being Surrounded By Idiots At Work And In Life - Thomas Erikson, Author of Surrounded by Idiots (based on DISC personality model)
Have you ever felt like you were surrounded by idiots? Like they just couldn’t understand the simplest things? Human interaction is complex and nuanced. What we say doesn't always get interpreted in the way we mean it. There are filters through which we view the world and the people in it. Make sure YOU are not the idiot in the room - watch Episode 29 with Thomas Erikson, or better yet read his book “Surrounded by Idiots”. Thomas is a Swedish communication expert, speaker, lecturer, business consultant, and an international bestselling author. He has been teaching his personality system (which is based on the DISC personality model) for 20 years to the likes of Coca-Cola, Microsoft and many others. In this Episode we discuss how to spot each personality at a party, why there are still bad bosses, and how if there was a perfect leader, it would probably be a woman. Here are the colour codes: Red / Dominant - speak their mind, ambitious, get things done, bulldozer, aggressive, impatient, tyrannical Yellow / Influencer - optimistic, chatty, confident, outgoing, bad listener, easily distracted, answer questions intended to be for someone else Green / Steady - good listener, good team player, caring, friendly, loyal, conflict averse, slow Blue / Conscientious - diligent, detail focused, pessimist, perfectionist, don’t speak up, aloof, cold-hearted, insensitive, will use a calculator to double check excel is correct ------------------------------- WE DISCUSS ------------------------------- 01:57 - Why is the book called “Surrounded by Idiots”? 07:39 - How do you get people who are not curious to take this knowledge on board? 09:38 - Where does the fascination with people come from? 11:53 - Thomas’ background and personality type 19:45 - Red’s are overrepresented in leadership roles 22:39 - Bad bosses (when low self-awareness disastrous for the business) 25:45 - Different leaders for different situations - good and bad times 35:34 - If there was a perfect leader - it’s probably a woman 39:31 - Asking for a friend - reds stepping on toes 48:13 - I walk into a party - how can I tell who is who? 52:19 - How to choose leaders 01:04:04 - What do you wish to achieve with your work? ---------------------------------- THOMAS ERIKSON ---------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomaseriksonauthor/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thomas.erikson.surrounded.by.idiots/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thomaseriksonwriter/ - @thomaseriksonwriter  Website: https://www.surroundedbyidiots.com/en/ https://www.surroundedbyidiots.com/en/ ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Need help HIRING - head over to - www.hirewithmaria.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Follow, Rate, and leave a REVIEW.
01:18:50
May 09, 2022
TRAILER for #29 How to Deal with Being Surrounded by Idiots at Work & in Life - Thomas Erikson, Author of Surrounded by Idiots (based on DISC personality model)
Have you ever felt like you were surrounded by idiots? Like they just couldn’t understand the simplest things? Human interaction is complex and nuanced. What we say doesn't always get interpreted in the way we mean it. There are filters through which we view the world and the people in it. Make sure YOU are not the idiot in the room - watch Episode 29 with Thomas Erikson, or better yet read his book “Surrounded by Idiots”. Thomas is a Swedish communication expert, speaker, lecturer, business consultant, and an international bestselling author. He has been teaching his personality system (which is based on the DISC personality model) for 20 years to the likes of Coca-Cola, Microsoft and many others. In this Episode we discuss how to spot each personality at a party, why there are still bad bosses, and how if there was a perfect leader, it would probably be a woman. Here are the colour codes: Red / Dominant - speak their mind, ambitious, get things done, bulldozer, aggressive, impatient, tyrannical Yellow / Influencer - optimistic, chatty, confident, outgoing, bad listener, easily distracted, answer questions intended to be for someone else Green / Steady - good listener, good team player, caring, friendly, loyal, conflict averse, slow Blue / Conscientious - diligent, detail focused, pessimist, perfectionist, don’t speak up, aloof, cold-hearted, insensitive, will use a calculator to double check excel is correct ---------------------------------- THOMAS ERIKSON ---------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomaseriksonauthor/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thomas.erikson.surrounded.by.idiots/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thomaseriksonwriter/ - @thomaseriksonwriter Website: https://www.surroundedbyidiots.com/en/ https://www.surroundedbyidiots.com/en/ ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Need help HIRING - head over to - www.hirewithmaria.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Follow, Rate, and leave a REVIEW.
02:08
May 08, 2022
#28 Hybrid Working is the Worst of Both Worlds - Bruce Daisley, Author of The Joy of Work & Workplace Culture Expert
Campaign magazine dubbed him "One of the most talented people in media" and Evening Standard's rated him as the “Top 1000 Most Influential Londoners”. Bruce Daisley is outspoken, direct and absolutely obsessed with workplace culture. So much so, he wrote a Sunday Times bestselling book - The Joy of Work. He has a new book coming out soon called Fortitude - all about the glorification of resilience and its implications. And boy, I resonated with it so much. In Episode 28 we discuss the 4 hour work week, toxic environments, what makes workplaces thrive, resilience and how hybrid working is the worst of both worlds. ------------------------------- WE DISCUSS ------------------------------- 01:39 - Bruce’s first job & what characterises good workplace cultures - can you enjoy your work despite bad bosses 08:34 - How empires rise and fall 10:59 - What is the responsibility of the leader to set culture? 17:25 - Burnout, meetings and personal control 23:05 - 4 day week & optimising the workplace collaboration 27:53 - Hybrid working is the worst of both worlds 33:13 - Spontaneous meetings & relationships with our community 36:55 - Fortitude, resilience, toxic cultures 45:47 - What can companies do? ----------------------------------------- BRUCE DAISLEY ----------------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucedaisley/ Twitter: https://bit.ly/3k32DAs - @brucedaisley Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brucedaisley/ - @brucedaisley Website: https://eatsleepworkrepeat.com/ Newsletter: https://makeworkbetter.substack.com/ Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/eat-sleep-work-repeat/id1190000968 ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Need help HIRING - head over to - www.hirewithmaria.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Follow, Rate, and leave a REVIEW.
55:51
April 22, 2022
TRAILER for #28 Hybrid Working is the Worst of Both Worlds - Bruce Daisley, Author of The Joy of Work & Workplace Culture Expert
Bruce Daisley is outspoken, direct and absolutely obsessed with workplace culture. So much so, he wrote a Sunday Times bestselling book - The Joy of Work. Campaign magazine dubbed him "One of the most talented people in media" and Evening Standard's rated him as the “Top 1000 Most Influential Londoners”. Bruce has a new book coming out soon called Fortitude - all about the glorification of resilience and its implications. And boy, I resonated with it so much. In Episode 28 we discuss the 4 hour work week, toxic environments, what makes workplaces thrive, resilience and how hybrid working is the worst of both worlds. ----------------------------------------- BRUCE DAISLEY ----------------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucedaisley/ Twitter: https://bit.ly/3k32DAs - @brucedaisley Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brucedaisley/ - @brucedaisley Website: https://eatsleepworkrepeat.com/ Newsletter: https://makeworkbetter.substack.com/ Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/eat-sleep-work-repeat/id1190000968 ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Need help HIRING - head over to - www.hirewithmaria.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Follow, Rate, and leave a REVIEW.
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April 21, 2022
TRAILER for #27 Saying No To Investors Even When You Have No Money Isn’t Always A Mistake: Hasna Kourda, Founder SYW
With less than 2% of funding going to female founders, it is tough when you are faced with the decision to walk away from investors. It takes courage, self-awareness, and conviction in your idea to do that. My latest guest Hasna Kourda the Founder of Save My Wardrobe did exactly that. She learnt that saying ‘no’ to investors even when you don’t have the cash is not always a mistake. Hasna is considered, methodical and pragmatic. A recovering perfectionist. She has been fighting the good fight about customer consumption and the importance of circularity way before it became fashionable. She had to learn on the go how to pitch for her idea (in the early years even sending her husband in to ‘look’ like the lead) and assess investors on whether they are right for her business in the first place. EPISODE #27: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw ----------------------------------------- HASNA KOURDA ----------------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hasnakourda/ Twitter: @hasnakourda - https://twitter.com/hasnakourda ----------------------------------------- SAVE YOUR WARDROBE ----------------------------------------- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saveyourwardrobe/?hl=en Website: https://www.saveyourwardrobe.com/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/saveyrwardrobe Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/saveyourwardrobe/ Save Your Wardrobe has a new partnership with Zalando - https://zalandocareandrepair.saveyourwardrobe.com/ ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Need help HIRING - head over to - www.hirewithmaria.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Follow, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode! Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/cruen/in-the-nowLicense code: SDXCT4ELUCOHZOKN
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April 14, 2022
#27 Saying No To Investors Even When You Have No Money Isn’t Always A Mistake: Hasna Kourda, Founder SYW
Hasna Kourda, the Tunisian born Founder of Save Your Wardrobe, is considered, methodical and pragmatic. A recovering perfectionist. She has been fighting the good fight about customer consumption and the importance of circularity way before it became fashionable. With only 2% of funding going to female founders she had to learn on the go how to pitch for her idea (in the early years even sending her husband in to ‘look’ like the lead) and assess investors on whether they are right for her business in the first place. She learnt that saying ‘no’ to investors even when you have no money isn’t always a mistake and that separating yourself from your business is important to keep your sanity. ------------------------------- EPISODE #27: ------------------------------- You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw ------------------------------- WE DISCUSS ------------------------------- 02:35 - Your  first job and early years 05:56 - Starting Saving My Wardrobe 10:04 - Surprises about skills 12:09 - Working with few resources / parallel with sustainability 13:37 - Raising funds 16:57 - Creating a balance when your husband is also your business partner 24:08 - Hiring the best people 28:26- How are you different now from when you started? 29:53 - What do you wish you learnt sooner? 33:31 - Mistakes that shape you 36:49 - What does leadership mean to you? 42:09 - Any misconceptions about you? 43:59 - Impossible question ----------------------------------------- HASNA KOURDA ----------------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hasnakourda/ Twitter: @hasnakourda - https://twitter.com/hasnakourda ----------------------------------------- SAVE YOUR WARDROBE ----------------------------------------- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saveyourwardrobe/?hl=en Website: https://www.saveyourwardrobe.com/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/saveyrwardrobe Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/saveyourwardrobe/ Save Your Wardrobe has a new partnership with Zalando - https://zalandocareandrepair.saveyourwardrobe.com/ ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Need help HIRING - head over to - www.hirewithmaria.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Follow, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode! Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/cruen/in-the-nowLicense code: SDXCT4ELUCOHZOKN
48:37
April 14, 2022
#26 Being CEO to a Creative Founder - Sarah Crook, ex-CEO Christopher Kane, Dundas & Stella McCartney
Sarah Crook is a brand builder through and through having worked with Club 21 (Prada, Armani, Donna Karan), Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane and Peter Dundas. In Episode 26 which concludes Season2, Sarah and I talk about what first time CEOs should be thinking about when working with creatives especially if they are the founders, building trust and honing that gut instinct. ------------------------------- EPISODE #26: ------------------------------- You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw ------------------------------- WE DISCUSS: ------------------------------- 01:22 - Sarah’s favourite brand she worked with 04:25 - What’s the most important part to building a brand? 09:08 - Biggest lesson from Club 21 13:12 - Working with Stella McCartney 18:15 - First CEO role 20:21 - Toughest decision as a CEO 31:31 - Creating a great relationship with a Creative Founder 38:00 /37:39 - Failure 41:25 - How to build a great team 44:57 - What is leadership in 3 words 46:47 - Advice to younger self ----------------------------------------- SARAH CROOK ----------------------------------------- LinkedIn: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-crook-2211b47/ ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON: ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: @MHvorostovsky - https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
52:57
December 23, 2021
TRAILER for #26 Being CEO to a Creative Founder - Sarah Crook, ex-CEO Christopher Kane, Dundas & Stella McCartney
Sarah Crook is a brand builder through and through having worked with Club 21 (Prada, Armani, Donna Karan), Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane and Peter Dundas. In this Episode we talk about what first time CEOs should be thinking about when working with creatives especially if they are the founders, building trust and honing that gut instinct. ------------------------------- EPISODE #26: ------------------------------- You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw ------------------------------- WE DISCUSS: ------------------------------- ----------------------------------------- SARAH CROOK ----------------------------------------- LinkedIn: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-crook-2211b47/ ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON: ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: @MHvorostovsky - https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
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December 22, 2021
#25 Improve Your Memory with Mnemonic Techniques from 8x Memory Champion - Boris Nikolai Konrad
Boris Nikolai Konrad is a memory expert, neuroscientist, author, award winning international keynote speaker, 8x world memory champion and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records four times. When he was at school he discovered his ‘gift’ for memorising. Through consistent practice he entered many memory competitions as an amateur and eventually beat several world records, one of which is memorising 215 names to the corresponding faces within 15 minutes. He credits him excelling at university, completing his PHD, becoming a neuroscientist in the field of memory and speaking many languages to having started his memory training early in life. I sat down with Boris to talk about how his brain is different to regular people like me, what memory is and how you can harness the power of memory in your everyday life. ------------------------------- EPISODE #25: ------------------------------- You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw ------------------------------- WE DISCUSS: ------------------------------- 01:45 - Intro 03:16 - What is memory? 04:07 - Where is memory located? 05:07 - Why do we need memory? 06:00 - What’s the point of improving memory? 08:05 - How can we improve our memory? 12:16 - Can everyone learn mnemonics? 15:02 - Why train memory when we have access to all information online? 19:44 - Why did Boris get into mnemonics? 24:27 - What did Boris do differently? 28:04 - The education system 31:41 - Advice to leaders 34:34 - Advice to younger self 35:43 - What is the number 1 thing that holds people back? 39:26 - The Impossible Question ----------------------------------------- BORIS NIKOLAI KONRAD ----------------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bokonrad/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/borisnikolaikonrad/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/borisnkonrad Website: boriskonrad.com ------------------------------- RESOURCES ------------------------------- How to use memory techniques to improve education https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qIBe0h0-Ig "Method of Loci"  Memory Training https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF1BR_CDrxU ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON: ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: @MHvorostovsky - https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
41:57
December 09, 2021
TRAILER for #25 Improve Your Memory with Mnemonic Techniques from 8x Memory Champion - Boris Nikolai Konrad
Boris Nikolai Konrad is a memory expert, neuroscientist, author, award winning international keynote speaker, 8x world memory champion and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records four times. When he was at school he discovered his ‘gift’ for memorising. Through consistent practice he entered many memory competitions as an amateur and eventually beat several world records, one of which is memorising 215 names to the corresponding faces within 15 minutes. He credits him excelling at university, completing his PHD, becoming a neuroscientist in the field of memory and speaking many languages to having started his memory training early in life. I sat down with Boris to talk about how his brain is different to regular people like me, what memory is and how you can harness the power of memory in your everyday life. EPISODE #25: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw ----------------------------------------- BORIS NIKOLAI KONRAD ----------------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bokonrad/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/borisnikolaikonrad/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/borisnkonrad Website: boriskonrad.com ------------------------------- RESOURCES ------------------------------- How to use memory techniques to improve education https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qIBe0h0-Ig "Method of Loci"  Memory Training https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF1BR_CDrxU ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: @MHvorostovsky - https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
01:48
December 08, 2021
#24 Your Customer Service Sucks: The Lost Art of Selling in Retail, Customer Centricity & Metaverse Shopping w/ Martin Newman
Martin Newman is The Customer Champion, working tirelessly to make sure your customer service doesn’t suck. He is a keynote speaker, author, and founder Practicology - a leading e-commerce and multichannel consultancy business. In Episode #24 we spoke about what companies do wrong when it comes to customer service (I learnt that it all starts from within), what consumer centricity is and how using tech isn’t always the best strategy.  Oh, and we touch on the Metaverse and how that will shape the shopping experience. ------------------------------- EPISODE #24: ------------------------------- You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw ------------------------------- WE DISCUSS: ------------------------------- 02:27 - Martin’s first job 08:40 - What Martin learnt from his father 12:40 - What is customer centricity? 23:53 - What should flailing retailers be doing now? 31:10 - Mistakes when using tech in customer service 35:34 - Why shop in a store now? 40:14 - How will the Metaverse shape the shopping environment? 44:19 - How leaders can ‘sell’ better 54:10 - What’s keeping Martin awake at night 01:01:04 - How CEOs should be remunerated now ----------------------------- MARTIN NEWMAN ----------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martindnewman/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNConsumerChampion Twitter: https://twitter.com/martinnewman Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/consumerchampion/ Email: martin@martinnewman.co.uk ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON: ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: @MHvorostovsky - https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
01:07:56
November 25, 2021
TRAILER for #24 Your Customer Service Sucks: The Lost Art of Selling in Retail w/ Martin Newman, The Customer Champion
Martin Newman is The Customer Champion, working tirelessly to make sure your customer service doesn’t suck. He is a keynote speaker, author, and founder Practicology - a leading e-commerce and multichannel consultancy business. In Episode #24 we spoke about what companies do wrong when it comes to customer service (I learnt that it all starts from within), what consumer centricity is and how using tech isn’t always the best strategy.  Oh, and we touch on the Metaverse and how it will shape the shopping experience. ------------------------------- EPISODE #24: ------------------------------- You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw ------------------------------- MARTIN NEWMAN ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martindnewman/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNConsumerChampion Twitter: https://twitter.com/martinnewman Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/consumerchampion/ Email: martin@martinnewman.co.uk ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: @MHvorostovsky - https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
01:55
November 24, 2021
#23 How to Hire the Best, Top 10 Tips by a Headhunter
In this solo episode - I outline 10 steps to hiring the best people. I talk about envisioning your company culture, getting candidates to say ‘yes’, interview techniques, how to future proof your talent pool and much more. The top mistakes companies make are discussed in steps 6, 8 and 9. EPISODE #23: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw ------------------------------- CHAPTERS: ------------------------------- 00:00 - Why do you need to hire the best? 01:29 - 1: Self-awareness 02:15 - 2 - Vision & culture 03:10 - 3 - What is success? 04:04 - 4 - Who do you need? 05:36 - 5 - Stakeholders 06:52 - 6 - Unconscious bias 08:56 - 7 - What to compromise on 09:23 - 8 - Getting the candidate to say ‘yes’ 11:57 - 9 - Future proof your talent pool 13:00 - 10 - Take care ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON: ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
15:50
November 16, 2021
#22 The Great Resignation, Rage Quitting & Secrets to Happiness at Work w/ Dr. Tracy Brower
Why do we work? Why should we expect to be happy at work? What are the conditions for happiness at work? How do you decide whether to leave your job or not? As a headhunter I am fascinated with these questions, so when I saw Dr. Tracy Brower’s article in Forbes about Empathy being the most important Leadership skill, and saw that she recently published a book called “Secrets to Happiness at Work” I had to bring her onto the show. We talked about rage quitting, what will actually make you happy at work (besides the salary), work-life balance and of course about the biggest topic of them all - The Great Resignation. I feel so aligned with her about what it takes to have a happy, fulfilling career. Tracy helps to articulate how to think, what to look for, and then what to do, so it’s easy for you to have a fulfilling and joyful career too. EPISODE #22: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw ------------------------------- WE DISCUSS: ------------------------------- 02:32 - Why we work 07:52 - Why it’s important to find happiness at work 09:34 - Conditions for happiness 11:02 - Worst thing for happiness 13:53 - Leadership and culture 17:09 - Great Resignation 20:43 - Ghosting 23:15 - Should you stay or should you leave your job? 32:05 - Quick Fire Questions 33:09 - Who is responsible for providing purpose at work? 35:32 - What is great leadership 38:32 - Who did you write the book for? 42:19 - Is Work-Life balance dead? ------------------------------- DR. TRACY BROWER ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracybrowerphd/ Twitter: @tracybrower108 - https://twitter.com/TracyBrower108 Instagram: @tlb108 - https://www.instagram.com/tlb108/ Website: https://tracybrower.com/ RESOURCES: The Secrets to Happiness at Work - https://amzn.to/2YiCir6 You've Been Ghosted In Your Job Search: 5 Ways to Cope - https://bit.ly/3CImxbH Happiness is Good for Business: 6 Ways to Create it For Employees - https://bit.ly/3CJoZii ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON: ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: @MHvorostovsky - https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ------------------------------- Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
47:37
November 04, 2021
TRAILER for #22 The Great Resignation, Rage Quitting & Secrets to Happiness at Work w/ Dr. Tracy Brower
Are you about to RAGE QUIT your job? STOP - Listen to this first. In Episode #22 I talk with Dr. Tracy Brower author of “Secrets to Happiness at Work”. We talk about why we work, why we should expect to be happy at work, what are the conditions for happiness at work, how to decide whether to leave a job or not.  The Great Resignation is real, work-life balance is dead - so what is the alternative?  EPISODE #22: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw ------------------------------- DR. TRACY BROWER ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracybrowerphd/ Twitter: @tracybrower108 - https://twitter.com/TracyBrower108 Instagram: @tlb108 - https://www.instagram.com/tlb108/ Website: https://tracybrower.com/ RESOURCES: The Secrets to Happiness at Work - https://amzn.to/2YiCir6 You've Been Ghosted In Your Job Search: 5 Ways to Cope - https://bit.ly/3CImxbH Happiness is Good for Business: 6 Ways to Create it For Employees - https://bit.ly/3CJoZii ------------------------------- FOLLOW ME ON: ------------------------------- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Twitter: @MHvorostovsky - https://twitter.com/mhvorostovsky Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com ------------------------------- Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team ------------------------------- LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
02:59
November 03, 2021
#21 What You Should Know about Leadership: Advice from Female Founders
What can female founders teach us about leadership? What is the most important aspect of leadership? What doubts do entrepreneurs have? In this short video our female guests from Season 2 share their insights and lessons. #19 EVA ALEXANDRIDIS - 111SKIN: Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMsL2tBvOko Listen: https://apple.co/30rJwd1 LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/eva-alexandridis-77705735 Website:https://111skin.co.uk/ Instagram: @111SKIN - https://www.instagram.com/111skin/ #17 VANESSA JACOBS - THE RESTORY: Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYIRZQsuZyA Listen: https://apple.co/3uC4roM LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/vanessajacobs Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therestory_/ Website: https://www.the-restory.com/ #15 GRACE FODOR - STUDIO10 BEAUTY: Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTS6AbSJXQ4 Listen: https://apple.co/38AyDqc LinkedIn:https://uk.linkedin.com/in/grace-fodor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/studio10makeup/ Website: https://studio10beauty.com/ #13 MIRIAM LAHAGE - AEQUIP Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8fCJsodZuc Listen: https://apple.co/3yZFRPZ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lahage/ Aequip: https://www.aequip.co.uk/ #12 MILLIE KENDALL MBE - BRITISH BEAUTY COUNCIL: Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kae6T5Txkf8 Listen: https://apple.co/3iBaAgp LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/millie-kendall-mbe-4b205613/ Instagram: @MillieKendall - https://www.instagram.com/milliekendall Website: https://britishbeautycouncil.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/britishbeautycouncil #11 CEANNE FERNANDES-WONG - COCOON: Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI3_JRLEa1c Listen: https://apple.co/2VxwZSK LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ceannefernandes/ Instagram: @ceanne https://www.instagram.com/ceanne/ Cocoon: https://www.cocoon.club/ #8 WHITNEY HAWKINGS - FLOWERBX: Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_b65SA6RUg Listen: https://apple.co/37tmX85 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/whitney-hawkings-643a3317/ FLOWERBX Instagram: @TheFLOWERBX - https://www.instagram.com/theflowerbx/ Whitney on Instagram: @TheFlowerBMB - https://www.instagram.com/theflowerbmb/ MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY - HVO Search: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode! Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team
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October 28, 2021
#20 How to Think Your Best at Work: Trust, Curiosity & Philosophy at Work w/ Dr Brennan Jacoby
Dr Brennan Jacoby is a philosopher specialising in Trust (he wrote his PhD on betrayal). He is the Founder of Philosophy at Work, a company helping businesses ‘think their best’. He is one of the most interesting people to talk about curiosity, trust and how we can apply thousands of years of philosophy to doing business and working. He also made a huge impact on me personally when it comes to communicating. In Episode #20 I spoke with Brennan about staying curious, asking questions, how you don’t need to have all the answers, even if you are a leader. How to make meetings impactful and how to incorporate quality thinking into our day-to-day busy work lives. WE DISCUSS 02:12 - Helping businesses think their best w/ Philosophy at Work 05:37 - Do leaders do enough thinking? 07:08 - The practice of thinking 12:38 - Deliberate thought 18:05 - What makes a good leader? 22:17 - What thinking skills do leaders need today? 24:52 - 5 faces of curiosity 29:49 - Why did Brennan specialise in Trust? 32:58 - How can you create more trust? 42:19 - Building space for curiosity 51:31 - Who is the best thinker of all time? EPISODE #20: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw DR BRENNAN JACOBY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-brennan-jacoby-51807790/ ClubHouse: @brennanjacoby Twitter: @brennanjacoby - https://twitter.com/brennanjacoby?lang=en PHILOSOPHY AT WORK: Website: www.philosophyatwork.co.uk Instagram: @philosophy_at_work - https://www.instagram.com/philosophy_at_work/ RESOURCES: Onora O'neill's Ted talk on trust - https://www.ted.com/talks/onora_o_neill_what_we_don_t_understand_about_trust?language=en Keith Grint on wicked problems -  http://leadershipforchange.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Keith-Grint-Wicked-Problems-handout.pdf Harvard Business Review on curiosity - https://hbr.org/2018/09/the-business-case-for-curiosity MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
56:21
October 21, 2021
TRAILER for #20 How to Think Your Best at Work: Trust, Curiosity & Philosophy at Work w/ Dr Brennan Jacoby
“Be the philosopher in the room.” Dr Brennan Jacoby is a philosopher specialising in Trust (he wrote his PhD on betrayal). He is the Founder of Philosophy at Work, a company helping businesses ‘think their best’. He is one of the most interesting people to talk about curiosity, trust and how we can apply thousands of years of philosophy to doing business and working. He also made a huge impact on me personally when it comes to communicating. In Episode #20 I spoke with Brennan about staying curious, asking questions, how you don’t need to have all the answers, even if you are a leader. How to make meetings impactful and how to incorporate quality thinking into our day-to-day busy work lives. EPISODE #20: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw DR BRENNAN JACOBY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-brennan-jacoby-51807790/ ClubHouse: @brennanjacoby Twitter: @brennanjacoby - https://twitter.com/brennanjacoby?lang=en PHILOSOPHY AT WORK: Website: www.philosophyatwork.co.uk Instagram: @philosophy_at_work - https://www.instagram.com/philosophy_at_work/ RESOURCES: Onora O'neill's Ted talk on trust - https://www.ted.com/talks/onora_o_neill_what_we_don_t_understand_about_trust?language=en Keith Grint on wicked problems - http://leadershipforchange.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Keith-Grint-Wicked-Problems-handout.pdf Harvard Business Review on curiosity - https://hbr.org/2018/09/the-business-case-for-curiosity MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
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October 20, 2021
#19 Big brands on a CV don’t equal success, build a strong team around you, & the two sides of trust w/Eva Alexandridis, Founder of 111SKIN
Eva Alexandridis, the Founder of 111SKIN is eloquent, elegant and enlightened. Growing up in Bulgaria with limited access to beauty products she, together with her husband Yannis - a plastic surgeon, created a skincare brand that now offers a luxurious, sensorial experience and is stocked in some of the most iconic stores in the world. We spoke about the long, difficult journey of building the brand, making assumptions about team members based on the companies they come from, trust, being burnt and so much more.  WE DISCUSS 02:13 - Eva growing up in Bulgaria & birth of 111Skin 08:54 - How to make the idea happen 15:37 - Future of the brand 19:11 - The effect of the pandemic 21:48 - Eva’s secrets to success and advice to people starting now 26:38 - Achieving balance of work and life 34: 20 - On Leadership 39:10 - Being a woman in business 41:40 - Advice to younger self / trust 47:31 - Eva’s skincare routine and top product EPISODE #19: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw EVA ALEXANDRIDIS: LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/eva-alexandridis-77705735 111SKIN: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/111skin-ltd Website:https://111skin.co.uk/ Instagram: @111SKIN - https://www.instagram.com/111skin/ Facebook: @111SKIN - https://www.facebook.com/111SKIN/ Pinterest: @111SKIN - https://www.pinterest.com/111skin/_shop/ TikTok: 111skinofficial - https://www.tiktok.com/@111skinofficial? YouTube: 111SKIN - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLtq4PNvXgpR5zQJzSlB7YA Twitter: @111SKIN - https://twitter.com/111Skin MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
51:54
October 14, 2021
TRAILER for #19 Build a strong team around you, big brands on a CV don’t equal success & the two sides of trust w/Eva Alexandridis, Founder of 111SKIN
“Once the person earns your trust, let them shine. No brands are built by one person.” In Episode #19 I spoke with Eva Alexandridis, Founder of 111SKIN about her upbringing in Bulgaria, creating 111SKIN with her plastic surgeon husband Yannis, trusting her team and on being burnt. EPISODE #19: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw EVA ALEXANDRIDIS: LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/eva-alexandridis-77705735 111SKIN: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/111skin-ltd Website:https://111skin.co.uk/ Instagram: @111SKIN - https://www.instagram.com/111skin/ Facebook: @111SKIN - https://www.facebook.com/111SKIN/ Pinterest: @111SKIN - https://www.pinterest.com/111skin/_shop/ TikTok: 111skinofficial - https://www.tiktok.com/@111skinofficial?lang=en&is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1 YouTube: 111SKIN - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLtq4PNvXgpR5zQJzSlB7YA Twitter: @111SKIN - https://twitter.com/111Skin MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
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October 13, 2021
#18 Leading with Your Conscience, Crying at Work, Who is Most Valuable in a Team, Being First Time CEO: Simon Whitehouse CEO, Eco-Age, First CEO JW Anderson
In Episode #18 I spoke with Simon Whitehouse, the CEO of Eco-Age, who was also the first CEO of JW Anderson (I may have had something to do with that). We talked about being and acting yourself, parents as role models, empathy, taking a moral path, fairness, men crying at home and at work, leading with your conscience, the most valuable function in a team, being a first time CEO, the dynamic of being a CEO to a Creative Founder and the different paths to being a CEO. This is one of the most unfiltered and candid conversations so far… But you’ll be the judge of that. WE DISCUSS 01:54 - Growing up - never been comfortable with being a leader 12:20 - Empathy - How would I like my mother to be treated? 14:30 - When Simon is not so nice and concept of fairness 17:39  - Seeing dad cry - being and acting yourself 22:34 - Two different routes to becoming a CEO 24:19 - Role at JW Anderson - expressing your emotions 31:17 - Building and leading a high performing team 35:28 - Relationship between CEO and Creative Founder 40:29 - The role of general manager is to set the tone of the culture 42:21 - Dealing with challenging situations 44:22 - What does being a leader mean - challenge and psychological safety 50:55 - How having a baby shaped Simon’s view of business and life 56:43 - What would have saved Simon a lot of hassle 01:01:41 - Advice to younger self 01:08:42 - Simon being obnoxious 01:11:22 - The Impossible Question EPISODE #18: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw SIMON WHITEHOUSE LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-whitehouse-a065472/ Instagram: @simonsrockyroad - https://www.instagram.com/simonsrockyroad/?hl=en ECO-AGE LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ecoage/ Instagram: @ecoage - https://www.instagram.com/ecoage/?hl=en EBIT™ Instagram: @enjoybeingintransition - https://www.instagram.com/enjoybeingintransition/?hl=en MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
01:16:44
October 07, 2021
TRAILER for #18 Leading with Your Conscience, Crying at Work, Who is Most Valuable in a Team: Simon Whitehouse CEO, Eco-Age
“The chain is as strong as its weakest link” In Episode #18 I spoke with Simon Whitehouse, the CEO of Eco-Age, who was also the first CEO of JW Anderson (I may have had something to do with that). We talked about being and acting yourself, parents as role models, empathy, taking a moral path, fairness, men crying at home and at work, leading with your conscience, the most valuable function in a team, being a first time CEO, the dynamic of being a CEO to a Creative Founder and the different paths to being a CEO. This is one of the most unfiltered and candid conversations so far… But you’ll be the judge of that. EPISODE #18: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw SIMON WHITEHOUSE LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-whitehouse-a065472/ Instagram: @simonsrockyroad - https://www.instagram.com/simonsrockyroad/?hl=en ECO-AGE LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ecoage/ Instagram: @ecoage - https://www.instagram.com/ecoage/?hl=en EBIT™ Instagram: @enjoybeingintransition - https://www.instagram.com/enjoybeingintransition/?hl=en MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
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October 06, 2021
#17 Turning a Side “Mummy Hustle” into a Full On Startup - Vanessa Jacobs, Founder & CEO The Restory
Vanessa Jacobs is all about action, grabbing the tiger by the tail and taking that first step. After a career in investment banking and consulting, she started what she calls her side ‘mummy hustle’. Little did she know that this would turn into a full on successful startup The Restory - a leading luxury aftercare company providing services for the likes of Harrods, Harvey Nichols and most recently Manolo Blahnik. In Episode 17 we take a look into the story behind The Restory, lessons learnt about starting a side hustle, taking the leap from consulting to startup, burnout and everything in between. WE DISCUSS: 02:21 - The birth of The Restory 07:14 - See a need - fill a need 09:31 - Vanessa’s biggest business challenge 15:54 - The hardest thing for a start-up 18:15 - Fuel for the fires 20:02 - (Believing) 22:41 - What is leadership 27:04 - Growing up and moving to London 31:20 - Advice for consultants who want to start their own business 32:32 - Understanding failure / Taking care of yourself 35:27 - Advice for Vanessa’s younger self 40:11 - The “Impossible” question 41:53 - What Vanessa is most proud of VANESSA JACOBS LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/vanessajacobs Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vljacobs THE RESTORY Twitter: https://twitter.com/therestory_/status/930832106330230784 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therestory_/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-restory/ EPISODE #17: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw (change this) MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo HVO Search: www.hvosearch.com/ Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
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October 01, 2021
TRAILER for #17 Vanessa Jacobs - Founder & CEO The Restory
“Once I commit myself, I'm really all in. And I'm, as I said, a bit of a masochist about it” Vanessa Jacobs is all about action, grabbing the tiger by the tail and taking that first step. After a career in investment banking and consulting, she started what she calls her side ‘mummy hustle’. Little did she know that this would turn into a full on successful startup The Restory - a leading luxury aftercare company providing services for the likes of Harrods, Harvey Nichols and most recently Manolo Blahnik. In Episode 17 we take a look into the story behind The Restory, lessons learnt about starting a side hustle, taking the leap from consulting to startup, burnout and everything in between.  VANESSA JACOBS LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/vanessajacobs Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vljacobs THE RESTORY Twitter: https://twitter.com/therestory_/status/930832106330230784 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therestory_/ EPISODE #17: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
01:56
September 29, 2021
#16 What Retailers Got Wrong About E-Commerce & How to be Remarkable w/ Steve Dennis
Steve Dennis is a retail industry veteran, keynote speaker on retail innovation, podcast host, and has recently revised his bestselling book “Remarkable Retail - How to Win & Keep Customers in The Age of Disruption”. Steve is President of Sageberry Consulting, Strategic Advisor, Senior Forbes Contributor and holds an MBA from The Harvard School of Business. In Episode 16 we talk about the current retail environment, fostering a culture of experimentation, mapping out the customer journey and, of course, how to be remarkable. WE DISCUSS: 04:24 - What retailers got wrong before the pandemic 06:30 - New retail strategies - what new tricks must old dogs learn? 14:10 - The end of scarcity 19:59 - Experimentation, innovation, trial and error 24:12 - The importance of risk and failure 29:09 - What we need in our retail leaders 38:01 - Challenges for legacy retailers and advice for next 5-10 years 42:00 - Read this one chapter of Steve’s book 45:40 - Meeting customers at different levels 51:18 - What to do with the old version of Remarkable Retail? STEVE DENNIS LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenpdennis Instagram: @Stevenpdennis - https://www.instagram.com/stevenpdennis Twitter: @Stevenpdennis - https://twitter.com/StevenPDennis  Website: https://stevenpdennis.com RetailWire: https://www.retailwire.com/author/steve-dennis Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevendennis Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/remarkable-retail Books: https://stevenpdennis.com/remarkable-retail/ Keynote Speaking: https://stevenpdennis.com/speaking/ EPISODE #16: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://youtu.be/aD8LItLQ_fM MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
55:20
September 09, 2021
TRAILER for #16 Remarkable Retail w/ Steve Dennis
“The main reason I wrote the book was for that retailer who is slowly sinking into oblivion, and thinking that a slightly better version of mediocre is enough to win” Steve Dennis is a retail industry veteran, keynote speaker on retail innovation, podcast host, and has recently revised his bestselling book “Remarkable Retail - How to Win & Keep Customers in The Age of Disruption”. Steve is President of Sageberry Consulting, Strategic Advisor, Senior Forbes Contributor and holds an MBA from The Harvard School of Business. In Episode 16 we talk about the current retail environment, fostering a culture of experimentation, mapping out the customer journey and, of course, how to be remarkable. STEVE DENNIS LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenpdennis Instagram: @Stevenpdennis - https://www.instagram.com/stevenpdennis Twitter: @Stevenpdennis - https://twitter.com/StevenPDennis Website: https://stevenpdennis.com RetailWire: https://www.retailwire.com/author/steve-dennis Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevendennis Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/remarkable-retail Books: https://stevenpdennis.com/remarkable-retail/ Keynote Speaking: https://stevenpdennis.com/speaking/ EPISODE #16: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://youtu.be/aD8LItLQ_fM MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
01:34
September 08, 2021
#15 Ageism and Beauty in the Workplace w/ Grace Fodor
Grace Fodor is an age warrior, brand strategist, and founder of Studio 10 cosmetics, leading the pro-age revolution. In this time of ageism, she inspires, empowers and encourages women across the globe to appreciate their unique blend of beauty, experience and vibrance. In Episode 15 we have a heart-to-heart about struggles, perceptions and decisions of midlife women in the workplace. We also discuss Grace’s outlook on social media, business, gender and leadership and how mediocre practices are limiting not only our women but also organisations. It’s inspiring to hear Grace talk about her journey into midlife and beyond. She elaborates on her struggles, growth and insight as a woman in business. Her view is that it’s never too late to bloom. WE DISCUSS: 3:48 - The philosophy of Studio 10 6:47 - Grace’s insight into the pro-age movement and age relevance 16:29 - All about Studio 10 and Grace’s business background 21:05 - Humanising a brand 26:09 - The dilemma and the demands of the limelight / Authenticity 34:24 - Gender and roles 41:33 - Vision, inspiration and leadership 51:03 - Stress - past, present and future 56:22 - Resting to work 1:05:44 - What to focus on GRACE FODOR   LinkedIn:https://uk.linkedin.com/in/grace-fodor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/studio10makeup/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/grace_fodor  AFA: https://www.advocatesforageing.com/grace-fodor     STUDIO 10 BEAUTY   Website: https://studio10beauty.com/  Twitter: @studio10beauty - https://twitter.com/studio10beauty  Facebook: @studio10beauty - https://www.facebook.com/studio10beauty/  Pinterest: @studio10beauty - https://www.pinterest.co.uk/studio10beauty/ EPISODE #15: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://youtu.be/OTS6AbSJXQ4 MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
01:13:18
September 02, 2021
TRAILER for #15 Grace Fodor, Founder Studio 10
“Focus on yourself. Compete against yourself." In Episode 15 I speak with Grace Fodor, an Age Warrior, Brand Strategist, and Founder of Studio 10 cosmetics. Grace is a leader in the pro-age revolution. In this time of ageism, she inspires, empowers and encourages women across the globe to appreciate their unique blend of beauty, experience and vibrance. We have a heart-to-heart about struggles, perceptions and decisions of midlife women in the workplace. We also discuss Grace’s outlook on social media, business, gender and leadership and how mediocre practices are limiting not only our women but also organisations. It’s inspiring to hear Grace talk about her journey into midlife and beyond. She elaborates on her struggles, growth and insight as a woman in business. Her view is that it’s never too late to bloom. GRACE FODOR LinkedIn:https://uk.linkedin.com/in/grace-fodor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/studio10makeup/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/grace_fodor AFA: https://www.advocatesforageing.com/grace-fodor STUDIO 10 BEAUTY Website: https://studio10beauty.com/ Twitter: @studio10beauty - https://twitter.com/studio10beauty Facebook: @studio10beauty - https://www.facebook.com/studio10beauty/ Pinterest: @studio10beauty - https://www.pinterest.co.uk/studio10beauty/ EPISODE #15: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://youtu.be/OTS6AbSJXQ4 MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
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September 01, 2021
#14 The Dark Side of Your Strengths w/ Nicolai Chen Nielsen, co-author Return on Ambition
In Episode #14, I spoke with Nicolai Chen Nielsen, Co-author of Return on Ambition about what ambition is, how to be intentional with your ambition, how to see yourself as an investment, the dark side of our strengths (in his book he calls them the 7 Frenemies) and how wellbeing and growth are inextricably linked to achievement. Nicolai is the director of transformation services at Peakon/Workday, where he provides cutting-edge talent analytics and employee engagement tools to empower employees. He is also a Partner at the Supertrends Institute, where he focuses on the intersection of the latest trends and their implications on leaders and organisations. He is also a co-author of Leadership At Scale. WE DISCUSS: 04:08 - What led Nicolai to write his book 08:30 - The analogy of the tripod (Achievement, Growth, Well-being) 13:04 - The disconnect between ambition and struggle 19:10 - 7 frenemies that need our attention 27:36 - Nicolai’s best return on investment 29:21 - Key leadership qualities 34:32 - The changing nature of organisations 38:36 - What Nicolai learned from writing his book 40:41 - What Nicolai thinks of failure 45:30 - What advice would Nicolai give his younger self? NICOLAI CHEN NIELSEN LinkedIn: https://it.linkedin.com/in/nicolaicn Instagram: @Nicolaicn - https://www.instagram.com/nicolaicn Twitter: @NicolaiOne - https://twitter.com/nicolaione RETURN ON AMBITION Website: https://returnonambition.com/ Instagram: @Returnonambition - https://www.instagram.com/returnonambition/ EPISODE #14: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
45:51
August 26, 2021
TRAILER for #14 w/ Nicolai Chen Nielsen, co-author Return on Ambition
“Ambition is a desire and drive to reach a future state that's different from today, challenging to get to, and personally meaningful.” In Episode #14 I spoke with Nicolai, Co-author of Return on Ambition about what ambition is, how to see yourself as an investment, how to work out your return on ambition, the dark side of our strengths (in his book he calls them the 7 Frenemies) and how wellbeing and growth are inextricably linked to achievement. Nicolai is the director of transformation services at Peakon/Workday, where he provides cutting-edge talent analytics and employee engagement tools to empower employees. He is also a Partner at the Supertrends Institute, where he focuses on the intersection of the latest trends and their implications on leaders and organisations. He is also a co-author of Leadership At Scale. NICOLAI CHEN NIELSEN LinkedIn: https://it.linkedin.com/in/nicolaicn Instagram: @Nicolaicn - https://www.instagram.com/nicolaicn Twitter: @NicolaiOne - https://twitter.com/nicolaione RETURN ON AMBITION Website: https://returnonambition.com/ Instagram: @Returnonambition - https://www.instagram.com/returnonambition/ EPISODE #14: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
02:00
August 25, 2021
#13 On Leading with Your Heart with Miriam Lahage, co-Founder of Aequip
Miriam is an entrepreneur, NED, and advisor to early stage companies.  She has spent her career growing companies such as eBay, Figleaves, navabi, TJX and NET-A-PORTER. In Episode 13 we talk about how behavioural science can help create lasting positive change within companies, the importance of psychological safety and thinking about who is not at the table. It was fascinating to hear Miriam’s perspective of being a woman in business and a female CEO at that, the role models that showed her the power of leading with the heart and how you should never take a job you know you can do. WE DISCUSS: 03:07 - Why Miriam founded Aequip. Behavioural science and behavioural nudges 10:10 - Key leadership qualities (Vision, Clarity, Collaboration) 11:39 - Great leaders Miriam worked with and learnt from 14:22 - What is Psychological Safety and how do you know when you have it? 15:51 - CEO is the loneliest job 19:11 - Making mistakes and moving past fear of failure 21:07 - What Miriam is most proud of 21:45 - Miriam’s early years 28:49 - Being a woman in business, Anna Wintour as caricature 34:14 - What can be done to address gender equality 35:30 - How the pandemic shaped Miriam as a leader 41:03 - 3 pieces of advice to younger self 44:10 - The Impossible Question MIRIAM LAHAGE: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lahage/ Twitter: @MLahage - https://twitter.com/mlahage Aequip: https://www.aequip.co.uk/ EPISODE #13: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
47:04
August 19, 2021
TRAILER for #13 w/ Miriam Lahage, co-Founder of Aequip
“Never take a job you know you can do.“ In Episode #13 I spoke with Miriam Lahage, who is an entrepreneur, advisor to early stage companies and co-Founder of Aequip (previously at eBay, Figleaves, navabi, TJX and NET-A-PORTER). It was fascinating to hear Miriam’s perspective of being a woman in business and a female CEO at that, the role models that showed her the power of leading with the heart and how you should never take a job you know you can do. MIRIAM LAHAGE: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lahage/ Twitter: @MLahage - https://twitter.com/mlahage/  Aequip: https://www.aequip.co.uk/ EPISODE #13: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/ Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
02:05
August 18, 2021
#12 On Patriarchal Superiority w/ Millie Kendall MBE, CEO British Beauty Council
Millie Kendall MBE, is the CEO of the British Beauty Council, founder of a PR agency Brandstand Communications and Millie of the beauty Brand Ruby & Millie. Millie is humble, but a true risk-taker, someone who thinks nothing is impossible. In Episode 12 we talk about her frustrations with the beauty industry, about her inspiring survivor grandmother and the fun stories about her life - including receiving an MBE from Her Majesty The Queen. WE DISCUSS 00:00 - Intro 09:59 - Patriarchal superiority in the beauty industry 12:38 - Challenges of being a woman in business 15:56 - Story of Millie’s grandmother, a Russian immigrant 24:21 - What inspired Millie to start her brand Ruby & Millie 30:18 - Receiving and MBE 33:25 - Self-doubt, Imposter Syndrome and confidence 37:05 - The effect of the pandemic 42:35 - What the beauty industry needs now 46:28 - Leadership - taking risks and owning it 51:30 - Launching Aveda in the UK and being exposed 59:18 - Advice to beauty brands on their launch 01:00:11 - Advice to Millie’s younger self 01:04:30 - The “Impossible” question MILLIE KENDALL MBE: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/millie-kendall-mbe-4b205613/ Instagram: @MillieKendall - https://www.instagram.com/milliekendall Brandstand Communications: https://brandstandcomms.com/ BRITISH BEAUTY COUNCIL: Website: https://britishbeautycouncil.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/britishbeautycouncil Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/BritishBeautyCouncil/ SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY COALITION:  https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebeautycoalition/?hl=en-gb https://britishbeautycouncil.com/sustainable-beauty-coalition/ EPISODE #12: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
01:08:31
August 12, 2021
TRAILER for #12 w/ Millie Kendall MBE, CEO British Beauty Council
“Surround yourself with experts. You'll never be an expert in everything.” In Episode #12 I spoke with Millie Kendall MBE, CEO British Beauty Council, founder of a PR agency Brandstand Communications and Millie of the beauty Brand Ruby & Millie. We talked about her frustrations with the beauty industry, her inspiring survivor grandmother and the fun stories about her life - including receiving an MBE from Her Majesty The Queen. MILLIE KENDALL MBE: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/millie-kendall-mbe-4b205613/ Instagram: @MillieKendall - https://www.instagram.com/milliekendall Brandstand Communications: https://brandstandcomms.com/ BRITISH BEAUTY COUNCIL: Website: https://britishbeautycouncil.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/britishbeautycouncil Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/BritishBeautyCouncil/ SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY COALITION: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebeautycoalition/?hl=en-gb https://britishbeautycouncil.com/sustainable-beauty-coalition/ EPISODE #12: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
02:03
August 11, 2021
#11 On Recognising Your Accomplishments w/ Ceanne Fernandes-Wong, co-Founder & CEO Cocoon
Ceanne Fernandes-Wong, the CEO & co-founder of Cocoon, a luxury handbag subscription service, is smart, unassuming and so humble. In this episode, we talked about doing impossible things like leading the way in creating circularity in fashion, starting a business just before a pandemic and yet securing a powerful investor like Kering - a global luxury giant. We talked about vulnerability in leadership, having great advisors that open your mind and the differences in hiring between established companies like Net-a-Porter and startups. We also discussed balancing motherhood and running a business and how it’s only women that get asked this. WE DISCUSS: 00:00 - Intro 03:25 - Why Ceanne founded Cocoon 08:42 - Concept of ownership and circularity in fashion 14:05 - Investment from Kering and impact of great advisors 24:31 - Vulnerability in leadership, gender penality & balancing motherhood and career 39:25 - Relentless working culture, time off and modelling the right culture 44:59 - Hiring for a startup 52:44 - Startups and dealing with uncertainty 58:50 - The hardest decision Ceanne had to make 01:03:48 - Ceanne’s biggest fear 01:06:58 - Biggest failure 01:09:04 - Three pieces of advice to younger self 01:13:02 - The Impossible question CEANNE FERNANDES-WONG: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ceannefernandes/ Instagram: @ceanne https://www.instagram.com/ceanne/?hl=en Cocoon: https://www.cocoon.club/ EPISODE #11: You can also WATCH the episode on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
01:16:32
August 05, 2021
TRAILER for #11 w/ Ceanne Fernandes-Wong, co-Founder & CEO Cocoon
“The adoption of circular business models, widespread by the industry, has to happen.” In Episode #11, I spoke with Ceanne Fernandes-Wong, the CEO & co-founder of Cocoon, a luxury handbag subscription service. We talked about doing impossible things like leading the way in creating circularity in fashion, starting a business just before a pandemic and yet securing a powerful investor like Kering - a global luxury giant. We talked about vulnerability in leadership, having great advisors that open your mind and the differences in hiring between established companies like Net-a-Porter and startups. CEANNE FERNANDES-WONG: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ceannefernandes/ Instagram: @ceanne https://www.instagram.com/ceanne/?hl=en Cocoon: https://www.cocoon.club/ EPISODE #11: You can also WATCH the episode on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
01:45
August 04, 2021
#10 On Having Audacity w/ Riccardo Sciutto, CEO, Sergio Rossi
Riccardo Sciutto, the CEO of Sergio Rossi, which has recently been acquired by Fosun Fashion Group, is bold and unwavering and has managed to balance traditional shoe maker values with modernity by embracing technology and digital. We talked about how to act in a crisis, how to surround yourself with intrapreneurs even in big organisations, and the secret sauce to making a heritage brand modern. We discussed Audacity, making big moves as well as big mistakes and the double job of securing investment whilst running a company. WE DISCUSS: 00:00 - Intro 04:12 - What is Leadership? 05:22 - How to make vision a reality 07:09 - How to be ready for so many possibilities 10:45 - Riccardo’s early years 16:24 - Secret sauce to making heritage brand modern 19:30 - Biggest challenge 22:38 - How to surround yourself with great people, startup mindset 25:55 - Biggest mistake 28:24 - On having Audacity 34:31 - Purpose of the office now and use of technology 38:43 - Hardest thing about looking for investment 41:55 - 3 pieces of advice to others embarking on the same path 44:38 - Building a great team RICCARDO SCIUTTO: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/riccardosciutto/ Instagram: @riccardosciutto - https://www.instagram.com/riccardosciutto/ Sergio Rossi: https://www.sergiorossi.com EPISODE #10: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
50:39
July 29, 2021
TRAILER for #10 w/ Riccardo Sciutto, CEO, Sergio Rossi
“Think Heritage, Play Digital” In Episode #10 I spoke with Riccardo Sciutto, the CEO of Sergio Rossi, which has recently been acquired by Fosun Fashion Group. We talked about how to act in a crisis, how to surround yourself with intrapreneurs even in big organisations, and the secret sauce to making a heritage brand modern. We discussed Audacity, making big moves as well as big mistakes and the double job of securing investment whilst running a company. RICCARDO SCIUTTO: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/riccardosciutto/ Instagram: @riccardosciutto - https://www.instagram.com/riccardosciutto/ Sergio Rossi: https://www.sergiorossi.com EPISODE #10: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
01:23
July 28, 2021
#9 On Just Listening w/ Dr. Mark Goulston, Coach, Psychiatrist, Author of "Just Listen"
Dr. Mark Goulston is a storyteller with a psychic ability to read minds. He coaches many women (including me) and he is a master of scripts for life - there’s several in this episode but many more in his book "Just Listen".    In this episode, I had a huge honour of speaking with Dr. Mark Goulston, psychiatrist for over 40 years, Marshall Goldsmith 100 top coaches and author of many books including "Just Listen", "Get Out of Your Own Way", "Trauma to Triumph" and many others.    We talked about becoming a first-class noticer, how to tune in to what other people are Listening FOR and how to turn tables when pitching to investors.    We talked a lot about mistakes and failure with some great examples and whether Steve Jobs (who was an abusive boss) was actually a good leader. WE DISCUSS: 07:00 - Early experience, importance of listening into people’s eyes   14:43 - Conference with Daniel Kahneman, Mark’s talk on Change Everything you Know about Communication   20:00 - What Mark is listening for in this podcast   22:32 - Be a first class noticer   23:25 - Be a big sister, like Mark is like a big brother to the women he coaches  26:28 - What to do when you are afraid to empathise with people as a woman   34:13 - How to win friends and influence bosses / team members   38:54 - How to turn tables when pitching to investors script  47:18 - What is leadership?  54:20 - Was Steve Jobs a good leader?  58:27 - Failure and how to fail better   01:02:55 - Mark’s mission   01:05:04 - ‘What happened to you’ script   DR. MARK GOULSTON: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markgoulston/  Instagram: @MarkGoulston - https://www.instagram.com/markgoulston/?hl=en  Twitter: @MarkGoulston - https://twitter.com/MarkGoulston?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor   Facebook: https://facebook.com/drmarkgoulston/  RESOURCES: Mark's website - https://markgoulston.com/   Defeating Self Defeat Audiocourse - https://www.himalaya.com/defeat My Wake Up Call Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/my-wakeup-call-with-dr-mark-goulston/id1439752757    BOOKS: "Just Listen" by Dr. Mark Goulston - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Just-Listen-Discover-Getting-Absolutely/dp/0814436471 "Get Out of Your Own Way" by Dr. Mark Goulston - https://amzn.to/3etUItF "Noise" by Daniel Kahneman - https://amzn.to/3wG3n2l “What Happened to You” by Oprah Winfrey - https://amzn.to/3rj6TPo EPISODE #9: You can also WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
01:10:33
July 19, 2021
TRAILER for #9 w/ Dr. Mark Goulston, Psychiatrist, Coach, Author, "Just Listen"
"Here is what you need to know. Investors when they smile, it's not a 'yes'"  In this episode, I had a huge honour of speaking with Dr. Mark Goulston, psychiatrist for over 40 years, Marshall Goldsmith 100 top coaches and author of many books including "Just Listen", "Get Out of Your Own Way", and "Trauma to Triumph". We talked about becoming a first-class noticer, how to tune in to what other people are Listening FOR and how to turn tables when pitching to investors. DR. MARK GOULSTON: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markgoulston/ Instagram: @MarkGoulston - https://www.instagram.com/markgoulston/?hl=en   Twitter: @MarkGoulston - https://twitter.com/MarkGoulston?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Facebook: https://facebook.com/drmarkgoulston/ RESOURCES: Mark's website: https://markgoulston.com/    Defeating Self Defeat Audiocourse: https://www.himalaya.com/defeat My Wake Up Call Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/my-wakeup-call-with-dr-mark-goulston/id1439752757      "Just Listen" by Dr. Mark Goulston - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Just-Listen-Discover-Getting-Absolutely/dp/0814436471 Newsweek Expert Forum: https://forum.newsweek.com/profile/Mark-Goulston-Design-Thinking-Leadership-inventor-Surgical-Empathy-Mark-Goulston-M-D-Inc/fae96fe0-6bca-46e1-a351-0c5954f60f2d  Mark's TEDx: What Made You Smile Today? https://www.ted.com/talks/mark_goulston_what_made_you_smile_today DOCUMENTARIES: Stay Alive: An Intimate Conversation about Suicide Prevention - https://www.stayalivevideo.com/  Tell My Story - https://www.chooselife.org/film Teen Mental Health Webinar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqZmDLTFntI EPISODE #9: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY:  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW:  If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
02:30
July 19, 2021
#8 On Failing Fast w/ Whitney Hawkings, Founder & CEO, FLOWERBX
Whitney Hawkings is determined, head strong and laser focused.  After spending 18 years working with Tom Ford at Gucci, Whitney took the plunge and founded FLOWERBX, growing it to become the first global flower brand.   Working with (and shopping from) luxury brands online she observed that everything was branded except for flowers and this became her mission: to deliver fresh, quality flowers with the same consistent service as any top luxury brand.    With Whitney’s Pink Avalanche Roses as the backdrop, we talk about her lacking confidence but discovering that he is the best CEO of her company, what it’s like to be a woman in business, her role models and what she learnt from Tom Ford.    WE DISCUSS: 04:43 - What is leadership? 06:38 - Doubting yourself as a leader 10:18 - Growing up in Dallas, Texas, drive to succeed 13:12 - Working with Tom Ford 14:36 - Why Whitney founded FLOWERBX 17:45 - Hard work, drive, not being able to stop 19:02 - Switching off, family time 21:39 - Having a great partner and people that have your back 22:44 - What she is most proud of 23:47 - 2 most important things Whitney wished she knew, which would have saved her a lot of hassle 25:53 - Hiring great people 28:12 - Hardest thing about being a CEO 30:33 - Biggest failures 31:56 - Covid giving a clean slate 33:00 - What’s next for FLOWERBX, closing series A funding 34:16 - 3 pieces of advice to younger self WHITNEY HAWKINGS: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/whitney-hawkings-643a3317/ FLOWERBX Instagram: @TheFLOWERBX - https://www.instagram.com/theflowerbx/?hl=en Whitney on Instagram: @TheFlowerBMB - https://www.instagram.com/theflowerbmb/?hl=en Pink Sweet Avalanche Roses: https://bit.ly/3imwd2E EPISODE #8: You can also WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
37:51
July 19, 2021
TRAILER for #8 w/ Whitney Hawkings, Founder & CEO, FLOWERBX
"Fail fast is advice I would give my former self"  Whitney Hawkings founded FLOWERBX with the mission to to deliver fresh, quality flowers with the same consistent service as a top luxury brand. Whitney is determined, head strong and laser focused.   We talk about her lacking confidence but discovering that he is the best CEO of her company, what it’s like to be a woman in business, her role models and what she learnt from working with Tom Ford for 18 years. WHITNEY HAWKINGS: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/whitney-hawkings-643a3317/ FLOWERBX Instagram: @TheFLOWERBX - https://www.instagram.com/theflowerbx/?hl=en Whitney on Instagram: @TheFlowerBMB - https://www.instagram.com/theflowerbmb/?hl=en Pink Sweet Avalanche Roses: https://bit.ly/3imwd2E EPISODE #8: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
01:44
July 19, 2021
#7 On Being Indistractable w/ Nir Eyal, Bestselling Author of “Hooked” and “Indistractable”
Nir Eyal the bestselling author of “Hooked” and “Indistractable” is a force, with incredible insights and practical tips on how to get into flow and break bad habits.  After some technical difficulties we managed to sit down and talk. We discussed email management, time-boxing, most toxic work environments, and the 3 things that make organisations productive.    I discovered that time management is pain management, that technology isn’t to blame and that everything comes down to CULTURE which filters down from the top.    Make sure to listen to the parts where Nir talks about what leadership means to him and what he himself slips up on.     WE DISCUSS: 06:49 - Being a robot, inbox 0 and why Nir wrote the book 11:02 - Definition of Distraction and if there a benefit to being distracted 13:11 - Internal & External triggers, avoidance of pain 17:10 - Impact of distraction on companies and management, Toxic Company Cultures 20:50 - 3 things for making workplaces Indistractable 23:29 - Skills we need in our leaders 25:00 - Time-boxing 26:06 - Saying ‘no’ is the worst advice 27:52 - What saved his marriage (4 strategies to become Indistractable) 32:46 - More on time-boxing, the feedback loop 36:35 - Difference between an Indistractable and a distracted person 39:54 - What Nir himself slips up on 44:27 - What Nir left out of the book 45:30 - What is leadership? 47:54 - Leaders’ most important job NIR EYAL: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nireyal/ Instagram: @Neyal99 - https://instagram.com/neyal99?utm_medium=copy_link  Twitter: @NirEyal - https://twitter.com/nireyal?s=21    RESOURCES:  Indistractable Book: http://geni.us/Indistractable  The schedule maker tool: https://nirandfar.com/schedule-maker/  Why schedules are better than to-do lists: https://www.nirandfar.com/todo-vs-schedule-builder/  Indistractable summary article: https://www.nirandfar.com/skill-of-the-future/  Distraction guide here: https://www.nirandfar.com/distractions/ Habits vs routines article here: https://www.nirandfar.com/habits/ EPISODE #7: You can also WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
51:58
July 19, 2021
TRAILER for #7 w/ Nir Eyal, Author of “Hooked” and “Indistractable”
"One of the biggest problems we have in management and leadership is leaders almost no have no idea what their staff is doing. And they're too afraid to ask because they don't want to micromanage them." Nir Eyal the bestselling author of “Hooked” and “Indistractable” is a force, with incredible insights and practical tips on how to get into flow and break bad habits. We discussed email management, time-boxing, most toxic work environments, and the 3 things that make organisations productive. NIR EYAL: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nireyal/ Instagram: @Neyal99 - https://instagram.com/neyal99?utm_medium=copy_link Twitter: @NirEyal - https://twitter.com/nireyal?s=21 Indistractable Book: http://geni.us/Indistractable EPISODE #7: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
02:09
July 19, 2021
#6 On Nurturing Creativity w/ Andrea Baldo, CEO Ganni
Andrea Baldo, the CEO of Ganni, is one of the most incredible CEOs I know in fashion. He truly understands the most important aspect of being a partner to a creative - Nurturing Creativity.    In this Episode, we talk (whilst freezing in my back garden) about going against popular opinion, failure (as in don’t fail twice on the same thing) and the importance of family in your success.   We talk about building creative ecosystems, safeguarding creatives and what he learnt from Renzo Rosso - founder of Diesel.    WE DISCUSS: 04:20 - Andrea’s early years growing up in Italy 07:05 - How Andrea ended up in fashion 11:30 - The conditions to join Diesel 14:20 - Values and discovering what leadership is 17:20 - Process of reflection 20:28 - Andrea’s North Star - helping creatives and what he learnt from Renzo Rosso - Founder of Diesel 25:30 - Supporting / creating creative ecosystems 32:14 - Being lonely at the top, being bold 34:50 - Risky move, mistakes, hiring the wrong person 37:16 - Hardest thing about being a CEO 43:00 - Dealing with pressure 47:14 - What leadership means 52:27 - 3 pieces of advice to younger self 55:14 - Mentors and role models, Renzo Rosso and Marina Tosin 59:43 - Making an impact 01:00:50 - Behind the scenes ANDREA BALDO: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abaldo/ University Andrea teaches at: https://www.iese.edu/ Ganni: https://www.ganni.com/  EPISODE #6: You can also WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
01:05:35
July 19, 2021
TRAILER for #6 w/ Andrea Baldo, CEO, Ganni
"Creativity and innovation doesn't come based on how much money you put in" Andrea Baldo, the CEO of Ganni, is one of the most incredible CEOs I know in fashion. He truly understands the most important aspect of being a partner to a creative - Nurturing Creativity. In this Episode, we talk (whilst freezing in my back garden) about going against popular opinion, failure (as in don’t fail twice on the same thing) and the importance of family in your success. We talk about building creative ecosystems, safeguarding creatives and what he learnt from Renzo Rosso - founder of Diesel. ANDREA BALDO: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abaldo/ University Andrea teaches at: https://www.iese.edu/ Ganni: https://www.ganni.com/ EPISODE #6: You can listen to the full episode here OR WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo Get in touch if you need help HIRING your senior leadership team LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
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July 19, 2021
#5 On Wearing Confidence w/ Lucy Aylen - Founder, Never Fully Dressed
"We still keep our ethos that confidence is the best thing a woman can wear."   In episode 5, Maria chats with Lucy Aylen, Founder of Never Fully Dressed.    They chat about Lucy's upbringing and how working on the markets influenced the Never Fully Dressed we see today.    Key topics of this conversation are organic growth, the hardships of running your own business and the virtues of family.    Anatomy of a Leader is a leadership series, where our Founder & CEO, Maria Hvorostovsky interviews CEOs, Investors, Chairmen and women in Fashion, Beauty, Luxury and Lifestyle and asks them about their journey to the top.     EPISODE #5: You can also WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: Reach out to Maria Hvorostovsky on LinkedIn to find out more about our work with innovative leaders. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
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July 16, 2021
#4 On Personal Growth w/ Sarah Curran-Usher, MBE - Founder, My-Wardrobe
"It's the negative experiences - if you take the lessons from them, that drive personal growth." In episode 4, Maria speaks with Sarah Curran-Usher MBE - MD EMEA, True Fit. They chat about Sarah's leadership journey from being raised by entrepreneurs, to founding My Wardrobe and thinking innovatively about data in her new role at True Fit.  A key topic of this conversation is learning the lessons from your experiences and mistakes as well as embedding leadership vision into your daily routine.  EPISODE #4: You can also WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: Reach out to Maria Hvorostovsky on LinkedIn to find out more about our work with innovative leaders. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
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August 25, 2020
#3 On Outsmarting Obstacles w/ Sherrille Riley - Founder & CEO, Nails & Brows Mayfair
"When you're setting up a business, you have a million obstacles to overcome. So the last thing you need is somebody trying to hold you back." In this episode, Maria speaks to Sherrille Riley, Founder & CEO of Nails & Brows Mayfair.    They chat about Sherrille's journey to the top, being surrounded by successful female role models growing up, what she wished she had known when she started her business and how she's overcome obstacles.    EPISODE #3: You can also WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: Reach out to Maria Hvorostovsky on LinkedIn to find out more about our work with innovative leaders. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
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July 17, 2020
#2 On Entrepreneurial Patience w/ Jessica Blackler - Founder & CEO, Jecca Black Cosmetics
In this episode, Maria Hvorostovsky Founder and CEO of HVO Search interviews Jessica Blackler Founder of Jecca Blac.    Maria asks Jessica about times when she has been overlooked because of her young age.    They also discuss the inspiration behind her beauty brand and how to have structure and routine as a creative.     Follow HVO Search to find out more about our content and how we can help you hire brand leaders:  Website: www.hvosearch.com  LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/hvo-search  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hvo_search/
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March 03, 2020
#1 On Toughest Shareholders w/ Peter Williams - Chairman of Superdry and former CEO of Selfridges
In this episode, Maria speaks with Peter Williams, Chairman of Superdry and Sophia Webster and former CEO of Selfridges. Maria asks Peter about his journey from running a business to operating at board level. They also discuss the successes that have shaped Peter’s career as well as the failures he has overcome. Listen now, to discover more about the inspirations that shaped Peter’s early career and what leadership means to him. EPISODE #1: You can also WATCH it on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-YIz5pEMM9vigbYOxK2Kw MARIA HVOROSTOVSKY: Reach out to Maria Hvorostovsky on LinkedIn to find out more about our work with innovative leaders. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahvo/ Instagram: @MariaHvo - https://www.instagram.com/mariahvo/?hl=en Clubhouse: @MariaHvo - https://www.clubhouse.com/@mariahvo LEAVE A REVIEW: If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts make sure to Subscribe, Rate, and leave a REVIEW. The best review will get a mention in the next episode!
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January 28, 2020