Self Propelled

Self Propelled

By Dave Cornthwaite
Self Propelled is a podcast that explores the process of choosing the road less travelled, and the secrets behind maintaining momentum and drive once the choice is made.

Join host Dave Cornthwaite for stories and conversations with entrepreneurs, athletes and adventurers who need nothing more than a good idea to add fuel to that pilot light burning deep within us all.
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The Climber and Ultimate Beastmaster Contestant With a Passion For Mathematics
Keiha Dhruev Is a climber, Coach and Educator whose climbing has taken him all over the globe, developing new boulders in India. He also made it to the semi finals of the Netflix show Ultimate Beastmaster. Keiha is currently taking a break from the norm to explore different to deliver the teaching of mathematics outside of the classroom.  Give him a follow on Instagram: @keiha_d
36:46
May 18, 2020
How a Long Distance Cyclist Ended Up Building a Walking Trail
Tom Allen describes himself as a self-unemployed creative explorer, but that doesn't necessarily do him justice.  He's an adventurer, author, blogger and co-founder of the Trans Caucasian Trail, and he called in from his current base in the South Caucasus. Tom's website is http://tomallen.info and he's also on Instagram at @tom_r_allen
56:41
May 14, 2020
Steve Backshall on the Wonders of Fatherhood, Building An Adventurous Career and the Ups and Downs of Celebrity
Steve Backshall is a naturalist, presenter, climber, diver and adventurer. He has presented hundreds of television episodes over the years, and right now you can tune into the most reason season of Steve's show Deadly 60 on the BBC iPlayer... During COVID-19, every Wednesday at 9:30am Steve hosts a livestreamed wildlife homeschool on www.facebook.com/stevebackshallofficial/ And his new book, Expedition, is out now
36:09
May 8, 2020
Exploring the Magical World of Human Design
Caroline Southwell is an Online Educator and Transformational Specialist who helps entrepreneurs, change makers and leaders increase their impact on the world. For your free human design chart head to https://www.jovianarchive.com/Get_Your_Chart And then visit Caroline's Human Design Website: at http://HumanDesignBasics.com.au for a free starter course online that walks people through the most important basics on the chart. If you're as hooked and amazed about Human Design as I am, please consider her next courses, which are paid but worth digging deeper into.
36:34
May 4, 2020
There's a Reason They Call Him Mr Frostbite
Some people call him brave, some call him mad.  To face the thin air at high altitude takes a bit of both, but to Nigel Vardy, there is nothing like being on a high mountain.  Losing limbs to severe frostbite would put off all but the few, but to Nigel it was the springboard to climb, achieve and conquer. Over the past 30 years he has climbed around the world, set mountaineering records and spoken to schools and businesses across Europe. He continues on life's adventure, forcing new boundaries and new experiences every day of his life... As Nigel says - "I don't want to die in an unused body…” His website is www.mrfrostbite.com and Facebook is www.facebook.com/NigelVardy.MrFrostbite
57:23
May 1, 2020
Why Resilience and Meaning Are More Important Than Happiness or Pleasure
Anna Lundberg is the founder of One Step Outside, which helps experienced professionals around the world build businesses and create a lifestyle that allows them an unimagined sense of freedom outside of the 9 to 5.  Since leaving her corporate marketing job in 2013, she’s now reimagining what success looks like and she’s passionate about inspiring and supporting others to do the same. Found out more about Anna's work through http://onestepoutside.com
21:38
April 27, 2020
Freelancing as a Comedy Writer, Why Dating Sober is Important, and Some Handy Techniques for Isolation Survival
By day Alex Cooper works in advertising as a freelance writer and director of comedy adverts and spends his spare time writing and acting in his own comedy sketches. Alex has also written articles for the Metro about alcoholism, mental health and sober dating. You can find out more about Alex on www.alexpcoop.com and @alex_p_cooper on Instagram
36:54
April 25, 2020
From Tragedy to Triumph, and Hosting One Track Dance Parties During the Coronavirus Lockdown
Charlotte Fowles is a coach passionate about helping lost, frustrated or bored professionals rediscover their freedom and purpose.  And most recently she's come up with a novel way to bring people together during these Coronavirus times, hosting one-track parties three times a day via Zoom. Found out more about Charlotte's professional work on http://charlottefowles.com And join her One Track Dance Parties on The YesTribe Facebook group @ www.facebook.com/groups/theyestribe
37:41
April 20, 2020
Burnout, Rediscovering Self and the Most Important Two Letter Word
After burnout in 2005 Nicola Moss took time out to follow her adventurous spirit by travelling much of the world on foot, by train, plane, sailing across the Pacific & living in trees and on tropical islands with local clans. She soon realised that not all journeys involve flights, faraway places and crazy adventures, the journey starts within. Her website is www.nicolamoss.co
1:05:33
April 17, 2020
Coronavirus and Sporting Events, The Fred Whitton Challenge and Living Humbly
Josh O’Boyle is a sports event manager who has worked on some of the UK’s largest national and international sports events, including the Tour de Yorkshire and the 2019 Road Cycling World Championships. Josh also manages the Fred Whitton Challenge, which is considered the hardest sportive in the UK.
25:42
April 13, 2020
Breaking Patterns and World Records (Almost)
Matt Sandrini is an author and performance coach who helps entrepreneurs focus and take action. He also likes to push his limits, he's a marathon runner and he's done some random things, like attempting to break the world record for most knuckle push-ups in one minute. His website is www.mattsandrini.com
30:53
April 10, 2020
The Nomadic Life of a Snowsports Instructor
Isla Marsh is a snowsports instructor who loves the outdoors, adventure and cold water swimming.  She spends her time between Japan, France, the UK and Australia and recently was given 24 hours to get out of France as Coronavirus sent the country into lockdown. We spoke just after she arrived back into the UK.
21:14
April 6, 2020
Why Failures Are Just Hiccups, and How to Build a Career in Adventure
Sean Conway is an endurance athlete and adventurer, the first and only man in history to cycle, swim and run the length of Britain. He’s also cycled around the world, crossed Europe on a bike faster than any other human, and, this is probably my favourite adventure of his, he once climbed Kilimanjaro dressed as a penguin. The sheer scale and number of Sean’s adventurers are laid out in full on his website, seanconway.com
1:09:21
April 4, 2020
Why Happiness is Just a Mood
Matilde Tomat is an Italian eclectic existential psychotherapist, writer and artist who now lives in the UK with two cats: Virginia (Woolf) and James (Joyce).  Matilde sees her art as very much about making sense of chaos and our conversation was fascinating, especially as we talked just as the UK went into partial COVID-19 lockdown. Please visit her website at www.matildetomat.com and find her on Instagram on @matilde_tomat
48:53
April 1, 2020
The IT Guy Who Biked, Walked & Riverboarded Across South Africa
Ray is an ex IT guy who enjoyed plenty of adventures until he broke his back in 2013 riverboarding the 2400km of the Orange River in South Africa. Since then he's joined the family business leading golf tours around the world.  Ray's website is at www.raychaplin.com And he's also on Instagram: @raychaplin
41:39
March 30, 2020
The Work-From-Home Mom Who Uses Art to Fight Ocean Pollution
Janina Rossiter is a working mom and part-time artist and book author. She’s also a freelance packaging designer increasingly focused on working with sustainable brands that respect the environment. We spoke 6 days into the COVID-19 lockdown in Paris. You can find her work on www.janinarossiter.com and @janinarossiter on Instagram
32:37
March 27, 2020
How to Survive Coronavirus in New York and Riding a Mototaxi Across the Andes
Sean Lineham is a  New York-based freelance Lighting Designer and Technician. He's worked in Broadcast News and Sports covering everything from the Olympic Games to the World Cup, as well as other shows like Real Housewives.  Sean is also Production Electrician for the Not For Profit classical theatre company called Theatre For A New Audience, and we spoke just as New York City went into lockdown at the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak.
26:53
March 27, 2020
How to be a Mountaineer Even if You Hate Heights
Jo Bradshaw is a former no saying height hating comfort loving Business Advisor who saw the light and found adventure! Now Jo is an Outdoor Instructor, Expedition Leader, Public Speaker and soon to be jack of most trades! You can find out more about Jo's adventures, and especially her ongoing mission to scale the seven summits, on her website at jobradshaw.co.uk
38:33
March 25, 2020
I Said Yes to a Secret Job and Ended Up as a Stuntman in a Bond Film
Andy Torbet has an incredible CV. He's a former paratrooper and bomb disposal officer and now Underwater Explorer, Deep and Cave Diver, Freediver, Skydiver, Climber, Outdoorsman and real life action man. Andy has also presented over 20 TV Series on BBC1, BBC2, CBBC, Discovery and The History Channel. He also wears the coolest clothes to work - you'll have to visit his website at andy torbet.com for proof.
1:00:21
March 24, 2020
Meet the Hairdressing, Housesitting Singer Songwriter
Holly Shillito is an all-round hairdressing, singing, performing, house and pet sitter who has been freelancing for 8 years. In between travelling about cutting and colouring hair, styling for photo and film shoots, and looking after other people’s homes, Holly has gone from bedroom musician to professional singer/songwriter.  For a hearty mix of petsitting and music, check out @hollyshillitomusic on Instagram and Spotify.
34:42
March 19, 2020
How a Miscarriage Led to a Community for Dads
Al Ferguson is the founder and CEO of the Dadsnet, an online parenting platform connecting dads to parenting resources, entertainment & each other. You can find out more on thedadsnet.com, and if you want a giggle and lots of head-nodding moments tune into the Dadsnet podcast, Don’t Tell Your Mum, on iTunes.
1:17:21
March 19, 2020
An Introduction to the Self Propelled Podcast
This is Self Propelled, a podcast that explores the process of turning ideas into reality, and the secrets behind keeping up momentum once you’ve started. Join host Dave Cornthwaite for adventurous stories and conversations with self starters, athletes and entrepreneurs who need nothing more than a good idea to add a little fuel to that pilot light burning deep within us all.
01:08
March 19, 2020