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Productivity Mastery

Productivity Mastery

By Stoyan Yankov
Welcome to Productivity Mastery!

The podcast is hosted by Stoyan Yankov - a foremost expert in productivity and performance, on a mission to help businesses and people get the most out of their time.

In this podcast - Stoyan brings on exceptional performers and A-players from all professionals areas and backgrounds. Together, they discover the habits, tools and strategies and what it really takes to master the art of mindful productivity. Tune in and enjoy the journey!
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Making Culture a Priority from Day 1: Productivity Mastery #108 with Mario Calderón & Victor Sánchez
Mario Calderón is the Co-Founder & CEO of SkillMapper, an AI-powered ed-tech building the bridge between education and employment for young professionals. Mario has believed that education is the ultimate equalizer, and has always had an entrepreneurial mindset. Thus, his transition from the corporate world to an ed-tech founder became very natural as the world was amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In early 2021, he co-founded SkillMapper with a mission to empower young professionals to achieve their full potential through education. Before SkillMapper, Mario worked in Data Science and Partnerships for nine years at Meta (former Facebook). He was among the first Peruvians to join this juggernaut in 2012 and worked across various teams during his stints, from operations to partnerships. Mario holds a Double Master’s Degree in Marketing Research and Management from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and BI Norwegian Business School, Norway. Mario was born and raised in Lima, Peru, and resides in Paris, France. Víctor Sánchez is the Co-Founder & CTO of SkillMapper, where he covers all the start-up’s technology and product development sides. Previous to SkillMapper, Victor has worked in TATA Consultancy Services and LATAM Airlines, specializing in strategy, analytics, and operations. Through these experiences, he discovered the world of Data, Business Intelligence, and Analytics. Since then, he has been passionate about surfacing data insights and building architectures for big data projects. His last stints before joining SkillMapper were aligned to what later became SkillMapper’s ethos and AI-driven approach. After completing his Master's Degree, he joined a computer vision start-up as a Data Scientist. Victor holds an Informatic Engineer degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Victor used to be an e-gamer in his free moments, and he’s passionate about football and martial arts. Tune in!
01:07:60
May 20, 2022
Becoming a SPACEMAKER in the Digital Age: Productivity Mastery #107 with Daniel Sih
In episode #107 of Productivity Mastery, we talk about something that we’re all affected by - the vast advancement in technology from the last couple of years. But luckily, Daniel Sih is here to show us how to become a SPACEMAKER in the Digital Age. He shared a lot of valuable facts and lessons, including: 💡 Keeping base and making space, 💡 What is neuroplasticity and how does technology affect us, 💡 The changes in people’s mentality after 2012, 💡 The importance of daily pauses and good sleep, and much more! Daniel is the co-founder of Spacemakers®, a productivity consulting group for busy leaders. His book, "Spacemaker - how to unplug, unwind and think clearly in the digital age," won the Australian Business Book Award in 2021 for personal development. As a trainer, coach and keynote speaker, Daniel has worked with CEO’s, executives, and other senior professionals throughout Australia and beyond, ranging from global corporations and businesses to universities and non-profits. He is the creator of best-selling productivity courses such as Email Ninja and Making Space (digital wellness training) with more than 20,000 students online and offline. Daniel lives in Tasmania, Australia with his wife, Kylie, and three children, Naomi, Caleb and Jethro. He also keeps fourteen purebred chickens, who eat a lot of grain and lay too few eggs. Tune in!
01:00:59
May 10, 2022
Using LEGO Bricks to Improve Productivity: Productivity Mastery #106 with Luca Bruschi
In episode #106 of Productivity Mastery, we were talking about How Using LEGO Bricks Improves Productivity. Luca Bruschi, Senior Service Owner at The LEGO Group, will trigger your creative side by showing you how Lego can transform your work life. He shared a lot of inspiring information, including: 💡 Problem-solving through Lego, 💡 How to structure your meetings and workshops, 💡 A visual example of how to use Lego to express ideas, 💡 The relation between storytelling, creativity and making connections, and much more! With 20+ years of experience in multinational companies, Luca has matured a strategic vision and pragmatic approach, that allow him to work across the IT and business worlds. He works in a diverse environment, where he is used to dealing with executives and engineers at the same time, with flexibility, prioritization skills, and multitasking ability. He is an experienced leader and business relationship manager who can bring technical information to the business level through an astute combination of creative energy, technical skill, and partner-&-internal-facing credibility. As a Senior Service Owner at The LEGO Group, he is responsible to maximize the IT Support value for all the users at the HQ. He is a strong communicator who brings leadership through public speaking engagements, including Microsoft TechEd, TEDx, and FifteenSeconds. Tune in!
01:00:13
May 04, 2022
Typeform Founder on the Story Behind the Brand: Productivity Mastery #105 with David Okuniev
In episode #105 of Productivity Mastery, our guest is the founder of Typerform himself! Many of you probably have come across their software or have read about them in the PERFORM book, but in this episode, David Okuniev shared with us the story behind the successful company and many lessons from the journey, including: 💡 What it’s like to lead a 500 people company, 💡 How to create a culture of accountability ownership, 💡 The moving-fast attitude, 💡 Establishing work-life balance, and much more! David Okuniev is the co-founder of Typeform. He currently heads the R&D team as a product designer/builder in charge of bringing new products to market. His mission to make the digital engagement a little more human resulted in the creation of Typeform in 2012, in Barcelona. With a focus on interaction, UX and UI, David and co-founder Robert Muñoz sought to create a platform that would enable brands to interact with customers in a dynamic, conversational way. David served as co-CEO of Typeform until 2018, during which the company raised more than $52 million in funding and earned more than 30,000 paid customers. David continues to lead R&D efforts to help Typeform shape the future of online interactions. Tune in!
01:06:10
April 28, 2022
Navigating Career Changes by Following Your Inner Compass: Productivity Mastery #104 with Diana Alice Florescu
For episode #104 of Productivity Mastery, we welcomed Diana Alice Florescu, a serial entrepreneur with an intriguing quantity of experience. We talked about Navigating Career Changes by Following Your Inner Compass, so this episode is perfect for those who have just graduated and currently stand at the crossroads. Diana shared a lot of enlightening lessons, including: 💡 How to understand your passions, 💡 Preparing yourself for the entrepreneur’s journey, 💡 Finding a job after you graduate, 💡 How to overcome social pressure for success, and much more! Diana Florescu is a serial entrepreneur. She is a founding partner at Grai Ventures, a venture building studio, and a board member at Wolves Summit. In the last decade, Diana held various marketing and strategy roles working with some of the world’s largest accelerators, tech conferences, and innovation consultancies. Diana honed her international experience having worked and studied in the UK, the USA, Qatar, Poland, Romania, and Germany. Diana holds a Master's Degree in Technology Entrepreneurship from UCL. Tune in!
01:03:45
April 22, 2022
Neurodiversity to Drive Innovation & Performance: Productivity Mastery #103 with Theo Smith
In episode #103 of Productivity Mastery, we talked about a topic that more and more companies are aware of - neurodiversity! Did you know that 1 in 7 people has a neurodivergent condition, and this is crucial to be considered in order to help them do their best at work? Our guest was the incredible Theo Smith, who, being neurodivergent himself, is a leading advocate for neurodiversity and its opportunities that come along. In this episode, hear about: 💡 The importance of understanding neurodiversity, 💡 How to let neurodivergent people use their superpowers at work, 💡 Energy and time management for different types of thinking, 💡 How to achieve happiness at the workplace, and much more! Theo Smith is a leading advocate for neurodiversity. Passionate to raise awareness of neurodiversity, Theo has founded Neurodiversity At Work LTD to advocate the importance of neurodiversity in the workplace. Recently, Theo joined forces with Dynamis Group to help take neurodiversity to the top of organisations agendas via the CEOs and their leadership teams. Formerly, Theo has been the Recruitment Manager for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, enjoying a successful career in HR and recruitment, ensuring organisations had a diverse workforce and thrived. He has also been an advisor for TapIn and host of the Talent Hacks for Scaleups podcast. Sharing his expertise on neurodiversity, Theo helps businesses to have a better understanding of neurodiversity, why it is important and what the benefits of having a neurodiverse workforce can have in business. Spreading the message that an organisation’s employees are their biggest competitive advantage, Theo shares the importance of different skills, strengths, approaches and problem-solving techniques that are evident in a diverse workforce. Known for his love of speaking, Theo is now a popular choice as a speaker for diversity and inclusion-themed events. Sharing his experience of being neurodiverse as a passionate neurodiversity evangelist, Theo has formerly spoken for the likes of Wayfair and is commended for his concepts on neurodiversity in the workplace. Covering topics such as DE&I, neurodiversity at work, neurodiversity recruitment and being ADHD, Dyslexic and Dyscalculia, Theo Smith is the perfect speaker when looking for an expert on neurodiversity. Enjoy the episode! 
01:05:05
April 13, 2022
The First Bulgarian Unicorn: Productivity Mastery #102 with Hristo Borisov
In episode #102 of Productivity Mastery, we welcomed Hristo Borisov, the co-founder and CEO of the first-ever Bulgarian Unicorn-status company! Starting a business in this part of Europe can be quite challenging, which has made Hristo’s success even more impressive (by the way, he is on the cover of the Forbes magazine at the time of the podcast recording).  In his conversation with Stoyan, Hristo shared with us a broad range of lessons from his entrepreneurial journey, fascinating stories that lead him to success, and various principles of day-to-day work, including: 💡 Hiring the top 1% of your company, 💡 How to build a customer-success oriented company culture, 💡 A founder’s journey is like a rollercoaster, 💡 How your product is the key to becoming a Unicorn, and much more! Hristo Borisov is the CEO and co-founder of Payhawk. Founded in 2018, Payhawk is a leader in B2B payments and expense management. The company's mission is to become the world's biggest bank without holding a single dollar. Businesses from 27 countries actively use Payhawk credit cards and payment products to save time and money managing their company expenses. With a strong engineering and product background, Hristo spent 11 years leading cloud and mobile products at Progress. Hristo studied both Computer Science and Business Administration at the American University in Bulgaria and has developed a patent-pending technology for declarative programming techniques to create conversational intelligence for a chatbot. Enjoy listening and stay #productive!
01:02:58
April 06, 2022
Scaling Your Business from 0 to 8 Figures: Productivity Mastery #101 with Jure Knehtl
In episode 101 of Productivity Mastery, we devoted our discussion to scaling. And since we know this is a topic that most of our listeners take a great interest in, we invited Jure Knehtl - an absolute expert in this field! In this episode: 💡 How to surround yourself with successful people, 💡 The 3 stages prior to starting to scale your business, 💡 Some pretty impressive online advertising tips, 💡 How to create user-generated content, and much more! Jure, the CEO of WeScale, is an expert in scaling e-commerce businesses in the EU. He had scaled 10 businesses from 4- to 7 digits by investing more than €42,500,000 on Facebook and Instagram ads. He holds a record 20,000 products sold a day by winning the hearts and minds of customers with localization in Europe, influencer marketing, and UGC. Having started his first successful business at the age of 21, Jure understands and values all aspects of running a fast-growing e-commerce business and provides partnerships to selected founders in his Wescale ecommerce boutique agency. Tune in!
01:03:42
March 31, 2022
Turn Perfectionism Into Your Friend: Productivity Mastery #100 with Anna Liebel
For episode #100 of Productivity Mastery, we welcomed Anna Liebel, a Mindshifter originally from Ukraine, and we talked about how you can turn perfectionism into something good for you. Anna shared a lot on the topic, including: 💡 Not feeling guilt in troubling times, 💡 4 questions to ask yourself every day, 💡 How to establish a healthy relationship with perfectionism, 💡 How to deal with procrastination, and much more! Anna Liebel is a Mindshifter helping entrepreneurs become better leaders of themselves and others. Prior to working with her, Anna's clients are usually facing the feeling of being stuck or lost, or they know they can have more from their professional or personal life but simply don't know how to get there. In the process, they then go from being overwhelmed to being more open and becoming the true versions of themselves in day-to-day life. Tune in! 
01:02:02
March 24, 2022
Mindful Productivity & Technology Mindset: Productivity Mastery #99 with German Coppola
For episode #99 of the Productivity Mastery podcast, we welcomed the amazing German Coppola, who is also one of the contributors to PERFORM: The Unsexy Truth About Startup Success. German shared an impressive amount of valuable productivity tips, including: 💡 How to practice Mindful productivity, 💡 3 Powerful Productivity Tools, 💡 How to use your phone more productively, 💡 A morning routine for self-awareness, and much more! German Coppola is the CEO and founder of Yumiwi, an event automatization platform that is helping organizations and brands capture, clean, and integrate event data so that brands can make better decisions. As a tech entrepreneur who focuses on building people skills above all else, he has successfully created and conceptualized several successful companies which revolve around events, technology, and shared experiences. As the Founder and CEO, he works alongside marketers, designers, and technologists to make sense of the event industry by identifying unspoken users’ needs and trends. He is also a Speaker, Mentor, Course creator, and host of his YouTube Channel and Podcast where he dives deep into Productivity, Mindset, and Technology. German loves reading, music, and spending quality time with his family while teaching his three kids values and strategies of what it is to be and think like an entrepreneur. Brain.fm is an app that uses specially designed music to improve your brain activity, help you focus and relax. Visit Brain.fm/stoyan and take the 20% off after your free trial using coupon code: stoyan Enjoy the episode and stay productive! 
01:08:26
March 14, 2022
[bonus] Investing in Positive Impact to Solve the World’s Biggest Problems: The Leaders Who Care - Episode #54 with Nina Heir
In this special bonus episode on Productivity Mastery, Stoyan Yankov, the co-founder and co-host of The Leaders Who Care podcast and community platform, interviews Nina Heir, CEO and Partner at Katapult Accelerator, Katapult Climate, and Katapult Africa. Tune in and discover: ✔️ The future of Impact entrepreneurship, ✔️ Finding a balance between being professional and vulnerable, ✔️ Building a culture of trust and openness, ✔️ How taking care of others requires taking care of yourself first, and much more! Nina is CEO and Partner at Katapult Accelerator, a globally leading impact tech accelerator headquartered in Oslo, Norway. She’s leading Katapult’s two new thematic investment and accelerator verticals: Katapult Africa and Katapult Climate. Katapult Climate was launched as a new vertical in 2021, and Katapult Africa is under establishment and will run its first accelerator program in Kigali, Rwanda in 2022. Katapult as a whole has since 2017 invested in an accelerated 108 impact tech startups from 35 countries across its existing verticals. Nina is an angel investor and previous founder, and is passionate about the role technology and entrepreneurship play in making the world a better place for both people and the planet. Enjoy this special episode! 
01:02:04
March 10, 2022
Dealing with Uncertainty and Grief: Productivity Mastery #97 with Dr. Karin Lubin
For episode #97 of Productivity Mastery, we dedicated our conversation to those who are dealing with grief in these uncertain and unsettling times. Dr. Karin Lubin, who is a coach, trainer, and the international director of The Passion Test®, various practical techniques, and wisdom on how to support ourselves and those around us, also covering the following: 💡 Grief is a threshold to finding meaning, 💡 How to build resilience, 💡 What is intuitive leadership, 💡 How to bring balance back to your life, and much more! Karin Lubin, EdD, is a coach, teacher, trainer, speaker, international director of The Passion Test®, and creator of the series, My Life Through the Seasons, A Wisdom Journal and Planner®. Karin clearly remembers the day, twenty years ago, when she decided she would stop obsessing over her thoughts and her career and decided to instead go for what felt better! That realization led her to switch careers and begin to do all that she can to help others to go deeper to be greater. When she was 8 years old and her parents were in the midst of a messy divorce, Karin discovered the power of journaling to help her work through her thoughts and emotions. Over many years of journaling, she discovered that this kind of self-reflection allowed her to get in touch with buried or ignored aspects of herself and helped her to see herself in relationship with herself, with others, and with the natural world of which we are all a part. Karin hopes that counselors, therapists, coaches, and individuals use her Seasonal Wisdom Journals as tools to define, refine, dive in, explore, understand and build emotional intelligence and resiliency in this changing world. She encourages everyone to Go Deeper to Be Greater! Karin is also dedicated to coaching of a different sort—as a personal trainer. She channels her passion for physical health, fitness, and bodybuilding by leading online workouts three times a week. Tune in!
01:12:06
March 04, 2022
Mindful Self-Discipline in a World of Distractions: Productivity Mastery #96 with Giovanni Dienstmann
In episode #96 of Productivity Mastery, we were talking about a theme that definitely deserves more attention: Mindful Self-Discipline in a World of Distractions. The author of “Practical meditation” and “Mindful Self-Discipline”, Giovanni Dienstmann, shared a lot on the topic, including: 💡 A unique approach to mindful self-discipline, 💡 How to train your own willpower, 💡 Finding a balance between the “fire” and “water” in you, 💡  How to recognize self-sabotage, and much more! As a self-discipline coach, Giovanni Dienstmann has helped hedge fund managers, CEOs, entrepreneurs, ambitious professionals, artists, and pro athletes to live a more focused and disciplined life. Since 2014 he has been successfully coaching people to overcome distractions, procrastination, self-doubt, fear, and other forms of self-sabotage. Whatever self-discipline challenges you face, and whatever excuse you are telling yourself—Giovanni has seen it and has developed a tool to deal with it. Whether you need help building a consistent morning routine, breaking bad habits, finding your life purpose, increasing motivation and willpower, achieving your goals, or simply being more effective with your time and energy, Mindful Self-Discipline can help. As a meditation teacher, Giovanni runs LiveAndDare.com, which is one of the top five most visited meditation blogs on the web. His first book, Practical Meditation, is available in eight different languages and has popularly been called “the meditation Bible”. Giovanni has over 10,000 hours of personal meditation practice and is a sought-after consultant to award-winning meditation apps. His meditation programs have helped over 20,000 people start a daily meditation practice, improve their psychological well-being, and master their minds. Tune in!
01:07:11
February 24, 2022
Fundraising vs Bootstrapping: Are you ready? | Productivity Mastery #95 with Angelo Burgarello
For episode #95 of Productivity Mastery, our topic is Fundraising vs Bootstrapping: Are you ready? This episode is especially valuable for startup founders at an early stage of their business. Our guest, Angelo Burgarello shares his expertise and lots of tips, including: 💡 Common mistakes founders make, 💡 How to understand investors better, 💡 How to know if you’re ready for fundraising or bootstrapping, 💡 What traits you need as a founder in order to succeed, and more! Angelo is the Managing Partner at AI Startup Incubator (AISI, Prague), co-founder of the biggest English language online media outlet for foreigners living in the Czech Republic (PragueMorning) and  co-owner of a Marketing Agency based in Prague. In his career, Angelo has been involved in various managerial positions covering Business Development, Project Management and implementation planning for IT solutions. Angelo's key competencies are shaped around helping founders setting up their companies and raising capital to enable growth, when necessary. Angelo's motto is: "Helping others is always good business! Businesses are made by people and working together enabling synergies between organizations is the only way we can deliver a brighter future for ourselves and those who come after us." Tune in!
01:02:11
February 17, 2022
Founder's Lessons from Scaling a Global Startup: Productivity Mastery #94 with Sergiu Negut
In episode #94 of Productivity Mastery, we decided to share with you a Founder's Lessons from Scaling a Global Startup. Sergiu Negut, the Co-Founder and EVP of FintechOS, shared his expertise with us, including such lessons as: 💡 Common problems entrepreneurs struggle with and how to deal with them, 💡 How to understand better team culture, 💡 How to find the sweet spot between reality and ambition and go over it, 💡 Celebrating success, and so much more! Sergiu is a reputed entrepreneur, angel investor, speaker, and lecturer at Maastricht School of Management. He has a positive track record of business growth in different roles (adviser, board member, angel investor, manager) and across different industries (healthcare, IT&C, financial services, HR, consulting). Committed to building powerful teams and backed by a broad experience in business development, including M&A & startups, Sergiu co-founded FintechOS, a company that deploys its technology in more than 20 markets on 4 continents and is backed by some of the most reputable VCs in Europe. Sergiu coordinates Finance & Investor Relations, HR and Operations, bringing his strong contribution to the overall strategy and development of the FintechOS. The company’s centrepiece technology, FintechOS, puts automation and personalisation at the heart of innovation, allowing financial services providers to transform the digital customer experience quickly and affordably. In 2020, FintechOS was recognized as Europe’s hottest fintech startup and ranked among the most well-funded VC-backed tech companies in Europe (CB Insights). Tune in!
01:04:26
February 10, 2022
The CEO of Funderbeam on Resilience & Team Culture: Productivity Mastery #93 with Kaidi Ruusalepp
In episode #93 of Productivity Mastery, we were talking about Resilience & Team Culture. The founder and CEO of Funderbeam, Kaidi Ruusalepp, shared a lot of valuable information from her personal experience, including: 💡 How to take care of your mentality as a leader, 💡 How to build a strong supportive team, 💡 Having a startup business in the land of unicorns, 💡 How to prevent burnout, and much more! Kaidi Ruusalepp, the founder and CEO of Funderbeam - the global funding and trading platform of private companies. Funderbeam enables companies to raise funds and investors to invest with liquidity, also list existing shares, employee shares, and investments of private companies. The platform has investors from 134 countries and is awarded as the Best European Fintech startup in 2017. Kaidi is a former CEO of Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange and of the Central Securities Depository, co-founder of Estonian Service Industry Association, and a former member of Startup Europe Advisory Board at European Commission. Tune in!
01:02:46
February 03, 2022
Productivity in the Creative Industries: Productivity Mastery #92 with Andrew Cross
In episode #91 of Productivity Mastery, we were talking about Productivity in the Creative Industries. Having an intriguing background in different types of creative work, Andrew Cross shared a lot of valuable information from his personal experience, such as: 💡 Tricks that help you boost your creativity, 💡 The connection between health and creativity, 💡 Where to seek inspiration when you’re in a creative block, 💡 Time management hacks for a productive day, and much more! Andrew Cross is a copywriter and content strategist based in Montreal, Quebec. With a varied background in a wide range of industries, he tries to bring an unusual and inventive approach to creative problem-solving. Andrew has worked for LANDR Audio, Raised by Wolves, Cannara Biotech and Mindgeek, and is now Content Strategist and Copywriter at Nubik. Tune in!
01:03:18
January 29, 2022
Bullish Thinking: Reaching the Optimal Performance Zone and Tackling Life’s Uncertainties: Productivity Mastery #91 with Alden Cass
In episode #91 of Productivity Mastery, we present to you Dr. Alden Cass, with whom we talked about Bullish Thinking and Reaching the Optimal Performance Zone and Tackling Life’s Uncertainties. Cass shared a lot of valuable information from his great expertise, including: 💡 What are the biggest struggles of Wall Street’s highest performers, 💡 What is bullish thinking and how does it help us on our journey to success, 💡 How to achieve work/life balance during the pandemic, 💡 An intriguing productivity tool, called The Three Lists, and much more! Dr. Alden Cass, author of “Bullish Thinking: The Advisor’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving on Wall Street” and “The Bullish Thinking Guide for Managers,” specializes in working directly with senior executives, including high-profile CEO’s, traders, financial advisors, planners, athletes, musicians, and bankers, helping them to achieve their corporate, career, and personal goals. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and an expert on the use of psychology in the brokerage industry. Additionally, he is a board member of The National Association of Investment Professionals (NAIP) and FM World Charities. He conducted a groundbreaking behavioral healthcare study on retail stockbrokers that indicated that 23 percent of the group measured met criteria for major depression. He writes columns for thestreet.com, On Wall Street Magazine, and Traderdaily.com where skills are offered to improve the traders’ and advisor’s performance edge throughout volatile markets. Alden has created the “Bullish Thinking Workshop,” “Subtle Sales” and “Channeled Rage workshops” for use in both the financial and legal realms. His company works directly with brokerage houses and hedge funds to assess, intervene, and eventually meet the bottom lines of each employee in terms of productivity. Workshops are also focused on team building and team effectiveness. His research has been presented at both national and international conferences (A.P.A., ICPP). Cass has also conducted workshops with the Security Industry Association, The Wall Street Branch Managers Meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, The Silver and Zinc Institutes, and the London Bullion Market Association. Tune in!
01:00:18
January 20, 2022
Plan A for the Planet: Productivity Mastery #90 with Lubomila Jordanova
We start the New Year with episode #90 of Productivity Mastery, in which we talk about Plan A for the Planet with the amazing founder of the company, Lubomila Jordanova. She shared with us a lot of valuable information and tips regarding: 💡  Climate change and how you can positively contribute as a company, 💡  Time management tactics for working on various projects, 💡  Building company culture with humour and trust, 💡 Having an everything-is-possible mindset, and more! Lubomila Jordanova is the co-founder and CEO of Plan A, a Berlin-based company developing an end-to-end platform that uses machine learning and science to enable businesses to manage and improve their carbon and ESG performance. She is also the co-founder of the Greentech Alliance, a community of over 1000 startups that are connected to over 500 advisors from VC, media, and business. Prior to Plan A, Lubomila worked in investment banking, venture capital, and fintech in Asia and Europe. She is a BMW Responsible Leader, Marshall Fund Fellow for 2021, 100 Top Women in Germany 2020 (Focus Magazine), and Top 50 Women in Tech in Germany 2021 (Handelsblatt). Tune in! 
01:05:08
January 13, 2022
[bonus] The Culture of Giving: The Leaders Who Care - Episode #44 with Masami Sato
In this special bonus episode on Productivity Mastery, Stoyan Yankov, the co-founder and co-host of The Leaders Who Care podcast and community platform, interviews Masami Sato - Founder and CEO of B1G1 (Buy1Give1). In this episode: ✔️ What makes Japanese companies the most sustainable in the world, ✔️ Reevaluating consumerism lifestyle and focusing on giving vs taking, ✔️ Why "thinking small" can create a much bigger impact, ✔️ How to build a team of truly caring people, ✔️ Practical steps to create a giving culture in any business, and so much more! Masami was born in Japan but her desire to expand her horizons took her on a global journey. She became deeply concerned about the inequalities and other challenges that existed in the world. Since then, she has endeavoured to create real WIN-WIN connections across all cultures, people and organisations to realise a different world. She has been a serial entrepreneur since 2001, starting and running several commercial enterprises, all aiming to transform the way businesses are operated today. And by taking a completely new look at the power of giving, she founded B1G1 (Buy1GIVE1) in 2007. Masami’s approach to life is very different. She brings a new, almost upside-down strategy to everything she does. And she also radiates it through her writing and speaking. She has authored four books including, ‘JOY - The gift of acceptance, trust and love’, ‘GIVING BUSINESS – Creating the maximum impact in the meaning-driven world’ and ‘Better Business, Better Life, Better World’. Masami’s career has followed her diverse talent and skills having been a teacher, translator, natural food chef (and a farmer!), author and award-winning entrepreneur as well as a mother of two teenage children. She is a two-time TEDx speaker and frequently invited to international events, podcasts and interviews. Tune in!
01:00:44
January 04, 2022
Servant Leadership & The Story of Starbucks: Productivity Mastery #88 with Howard Behar
In episode #88 of Productivity Mastery, we’re having a very special and inspiring guest, the man who coined the phrase “We work in a coffee business serving people, but we’re in a people business serving coffee” and built Starbucks as we know it today, the former president of Starbucks Coffee Company International and the author of It's Not About The Coffee: Leadership Principles from a Life at Starbucks, Howard Behar! He shared with us a lot of valuable information, including: 💡  What is servant leadership and how it became part of Starbucks, 💡  How to create a company culture of care, 💡  Some incredible stories about expanding the Starbucks franchise, 💡  How to live up to your values, and much more! Mr. Howard Behar's career in business spans over 50 years, all in consumer-oriented businesses covering several industries. He retired from Starbucks Coffee after 21 years where he led both the domestic business, as President of North America, and was the founding President of Starbucks International. During his tenure, he participated in the growth of the company from 28 stores to over 15,000 stores spanning five continents. He served on the Starbucks Board of Directors for 12 years before retiring. Mr. Behar is currently a Trustee for the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation and is on the advisory board of Anthos Capital. He formerly severed as a board member for Starbucks, GAP, Shurgard, University of Washington Foundation, and IDTech to name a few. Mr. Behar is committed to the development and education of our future leaders and has been a longtime advocate of the Servant Leadership Model*. He has also authored two books on leadership titled "It's Not About the Coffee" and "The Magic Cup". Enjoy listening and stay #productive! #starbucks #servantleadership #startup
58:50
December 14, 2021
The Path to Presence and Confidence: Productivity Mastery #87 with Milica Radak
In episode #87 of Productivity Mastery, we're paying attention to a very important topic, especially for the female entrepreneurs - The Path to Presence and Confidence. Our guest is the inspiring Milica Radak, whose amazing story you can read below. Milica shared with us a lot of valuable lessons, including: 💡  The importance of embracing your emotions and listening to your body, 💡  Living your womanhood, 💡  How to deal with past guilt, shame and fear, 💡  How to be more mindful and confident, and much more! Milica Radak was born in Belgrade, Serbia and immigrated to Canada when she was 11 years old. She is also a single mom of 2 amazing girls, and someone whose life mission is to live as easy, as joyful and as peaceful of a life as possible. But it wasn’t always this way. Milica grew up believing that “Life is hard. A struggle. A survival game.” Thus, it was not too foreign to her when she started struggling with food and body image during her teenage years. Like most, Milica turned to dieting, starvation, overexercising and desperately seeking safety in her own body. It didn’t feel safe to be at her natural weight, so she forced and manipulated her body through food and exercise just to fit into a social ideal. After having her children, Milica started investing more time into herself and her own well-being. She started seeking answers to the most important questions like: “What do I really want from life?” and “Do I really want to spend all my time thinking about food and how to be skinny?" And once she asked, answers started pouring in...  Milica knew she wanted peace, freedom and joy. "I knew I wanted more, so I went after it with all I had. Now, I have finally come to a place where I can hold space for other people’s stories and guide them to their own path to feeling confident in their body while enjoying the foods they love, still being mindful of their physical, emotional and mental health." Having gone through a massive personal transformation and learned countless valuable lessons on her journey, today Milica works as a mentor and coach. Milica provides personal coaching and uniquely-tailored guidance through highly effective mindfulness and self-awareness techniques, and helps people to break free from their patterns so that they can begin designing the future of their dreams. Find Milica on Instagram as @barenaked_me and learn more via https://barenakedme.com/ Enjoy listening and stay #productive!
01:10:05
December 09, 2021
Building a Success-driven Community: Productivity Mastery #86 with Irina Obushtarova
In episode #86 of Productivity Mastery, we talk about Building a Success-driven Community. And our guest is the Co-founder & CEO at The Recursive, Irina Obushtarova. Spreading the news about innovation & startups in Southeast Europe, that's Irina's mission, so she shared with us lots of candid lessons including: 💡  Her startup experience, past failures, and how she learned from them 💡  How to build a community of success-driven people 💡  How to make your workers relate more to your projects 💡  Some useful leadership tips for perfectionists, and much more! Irina started her career path in Vienna, working in media and communications. In 2016, she made her first attempt as an entrepreneur when she co-founded WelcomeBuddy - a platform for expats in Austria. The venture failed to launch, but the experience gained had a huge effect on her decisions later on. On one side, by observing how migration trends in Europe lead to massive brain drain in Southeast Europe, Irina identified a new mission. On the other, Irina also developed a strong passion for disruptive business models and the startup world. Later on, she gained experience in digital marketing and sales, working for various tech companies in the B2B segment in DACH. In 2018, Irina decided to move back to Bulgaria - and the media sector, helping establish the first international outlet of Trending Topics in Sofia. Three years later, she and her co-founder, Etien Yovchev, launched the regional media project The Recursive. By combining news media with ecosystem mapping and a content marketing agency, their mission is to help innovative ventures from Emerging Europe scale internationally and get the visibility they deserve. Irina holds a degree in Mass Media & Communication Studies from the University of Vienna. In 2021, she was awarded Female Entrepreneur of the Year by La French Tech community in Bucharest. As a member of the advisory board of Entrepreneurs in Class, Irina is committed to inspiring an entrepreneurial mindset in young students. Enjoy listening and stay #productive! #productivity #podcast #communications #contentmarketing
01:06:48
November 30, 2021
The Surprising Power of the Real YOU: Productivity Mastery #85 with Ryan Foland
In episode #85 of Productivity Mastery, we talk about The Surprising Power of the Real YOU. And the person to take us through this journey is the super-energetic and inspiring speaker/author/artist - Ryan Foland! He shared with us his valuable expertise, including: 💡  How to really connect with your audience 💡  Telling the story of the Real You 💡  How to create a true personal brand 💡  Becoming a speaker in 2021, and much more! Ryan Foland is a high-energy speaker, author, and consultant who teaches entrepreneurs and executives how to grow their influence. His 3-1-3® Method uncovers core brand messaging to guide bespoke branding strategies. He specializes in helping leaders harness the power of authenticity by teaching them how to create content that reveals their whole self to drive differentiation, growth, and loyalty. Ryan believes in the simplicity of messaging and of simply being you. He is recognized for his expertise when it comes to marketing people, which is most commonly known as "personal branding." His clients include New York Times bestselling authors, venture capitalists, and Fortune 500 executives. In his book, Ditch the Act, published by McGraw-Hill, Ryan shares the art of being perfectly imperfect. Ryan is a four-time TEDx speaker and has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Inc., Entrepreneur, and more. For fun, Ryan loves to sail, rap, and draw Stick Figure NFT art. Learn more at ryan.online Enjoy listening and stay #productive!
01:07:54
November 24, 2021
Growth Mindset & Growth Hacking: Productivity Mastery #84 with Maja Voje
In episode #83 of Productivity Mastery, we talk about Growth Mindset and Growth Hacking. And our guest is the Best-Selling Instructor & Podcaster, Maja Voje. Being also a growth advisor, Maja shared with us tons of valuable lessons and practical advice, including: 💡  Leading a business through a growth mindset 💡  How to create a collaborative culture in your company 💡  How to market and monetize a knowledge product 💡  Creating content by learning to listen to your audience And much more! Maja Voje is a globally recognized growth advisor and practitioner. She has built her career in leading technology companies such as Google and Rocket Internet. As a lecturer, she participates in one of the best-selling online courses at the Udemy online classroom, which has already been taken by more than 51,000 international students. As a consultant, she has helped develop growth strategies and build growth teams for more than 300 American, German, Austrian, Swedish, Belgian, Dutch, and Slovenian companies operating in international markets. In her career, she has helped several companies invest up to 10-25 million and scale from 20 million to 60-100 million in yearly revenue. Maja studied at Said Business School, Oxford University, Wirtschaftsuniversität in Vienna, and the Shanghai Institute of International Trade. Enjoy listening and stay #productive!
01:03:59
November 18, 2021
[keynote] The Unsexy Truth about (Startup) Success: Productivity Mastery #83 with Stoyan Yankov
We all love to hear stories about successful companies and the next unicorn that has emerged in the region. We go out and tell everyone how “cool” it is to be an entrepreneur and post about it on every possible social media account.  Let's take a pause! And let's have a real talk! Entrepreneurship is not only "sunshine and roses." It takes relentless commitment, and often the journey is much harder than we expect. What does it really take to build a long-term successful company? What mindset, strategies, and unsexy habits are required to grow a peak-performing team that has what it takes to succeed?  Productivity & Performance coach and Global Speaker: Stoyan Yankov will share key learnings that he's discovered together with his co-author: Cristobal Alonso (CEO, Startup Wise Guys) while writing a book about startup culture and performance, and interviewing hundreds of successful founders from the region. Get ready for a ride! Tune in!
42:60
November 12, 2021
Leading Creative Teams: Productivity Mastery #82 with Lauren Pleydell-Pearce
In this episode, Lauren shares with us a variety of insights from her experience and gives a lot of practical advice, including on: 💡  Achieving productivity through prioritization 💡  How to nourish your team and make them motivated to do their best 💡  How to develop an onboarding process strategy 💡  The difference between striving for excellence and struggling with perfectionism ...and much more! Lauren leads consultant PwC’s design practice. The British native has spent the last 15 years building and leading diverse design teams and has realized large-scale projects for global brands including Audi, Coca-Cola, Huawei, Heineken, and Unilever. Listed by business magazine Campaign as one of “30 female creative trailblazers in the UK,” Lauren is an avid supporter of initiatives such as “Creative Equals,” “SheSays,” and “Who’s Your Momma.” But work doesn’t end at the doorstep for the Executive Creative Director who also likes solving design challenges in her private life, describing herself as an “OCD house renovator.” Enjoy watching and stay #productive!
59:14
November 11, 2021
Value-based Leadership: Productivity Mastery #81 with Chris Robbins
In this episode, Chris Robbins, Chief Customer Officer and CEO of Tele2 Estonia, talks about leading a company in a value-based way. He shares with us a lot of practical advice based on his impressive expertise: 💡  How to make a turn-round in your company for 100 days 💡  How to transform your company's culture 💡  A bottom-up approach for creating your company's values 💡  How to live and make decisions for your company according to your values And much more... Chris Robbins is a passionate leader of values-based challenger organizations, with a particular focus on customer-centricity, communication, and psychology. Chris has lived and worked in 7 countries across North America and Europe and has covered 13 countries in the scope of the roles of a CMO, CCO, CEO, and EIEIO. Enjoy listening and stay #productive!
01:05:08
November 04, 2021
Boosting Your B2B Sales: Productivity Mastery #80 with Zoltan A. Vardy
In this jubilee episode #80, we’re talking about how you can boost your B2B sales. Our guest is the inventor of ‘The Launch Code’ - Zoltan A. Vardy. This episode is an absolute must-hear, especially if you're a new startup founder. Zoltan shares a lot about: 💡 The building blocks of a business, 💡 How to create a compelling client message, 💡 How to show potential clients that you're credible, 💡 Tips for growing your network and building business relationships, and much more! Zoltan Vardy is a business growth mentor with 30 years of global corporate and entrepreneurial experience who helps B2B startup founders scale their business internationally by applying his 9-step business development framework called ‘The Launch Code.’ Zoltan spent 20 years as a senior media executive, and 10 years as an entrepreneur, investor, and advisor. He has experienced both corporate comforts and entrepreneurial uncertainties, and knows the thrill and challenges of creating “something from nothing” first-hand. Zoltan created ‘The Launch Code,’ a 9-step business development framework that helps B2B technology startups boost their revenues by adapting corporate planning, sales, and management techniques to a startup environment. In this way, he has accelerated the revenue growth of hundreds of startups in agtech, medtech, AI, business services, and media. Enjoy listening and stay #productive!
01:08:17
October 30, 2021
Unleashing Your Creative Genius: Productivity Mastery #79 with Jamshid Alamuti
In episode #79 of Productivity Mastery Podcast, we decided to devote ourselves to a very important topic related to team culture - CREATIVITY. And who would be better to speak about how to unleash your creative genius than a creative genius himself. Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you Jamshid Alamuti. He is a true creativity master. Even as we speak, he's working on the founding of three different companies. How does he manage to do it? Jamshid shared his unique view, experience, and advice about: 💡 Exploring life and learning to be human 💡 Creativity in life and work 💡 How to build a team culture of creativity 💡 The problem about "finding inspiration" And much, much more. Jamshid’s multifaceted nature makes him unique as a disruptor, a transformational strategist, a development expert, and a creative entrepreneur. A born communicator, Jamshid’s rare ability to bring different people together led him to his current project at Neural Jam: combining technology and creativity and apply them to innovation, entrepreneurship, and problem-solving projects. His track record is wide and diversified, namely in Arts, Business, educational and personal development. He has been challenging established ideas and connecting people from different backgrounds under common goals all over the world for the past 20 years. Tune in and enjoy this exciting episode.  And remember, all work and no play make a team dull and grey.
01:08:31
October 08, 2021
The Valley of Genius: Productivity Mastery #78 with Adam Fisher
In this episode, we’re going to talk about a different valley – “The Valley of Genius”, which happens to be the most most-read and best-reviewed book about the history of modern Silicon Valley. And our guest is its brilliant author – Adam Fisher! From having a “geeky” childhood in the Silicon Valley, to working for magazines in New York, to writing about some of the biggest companies in the Silicon Valley, Adam learned a lot about passion and success. And he gave us some great insights about: 🎯How he managed to get access and interview most of the legends of Silicon Valley and put it all in a book (for 4 years), 🎯The untold stories of some of the biggest companies in the world when they were just start-ups, 🎯What made all these iconic companies successful, 🎯How the invention of a meta formula for solving mazes helps us measure success, and much more! Adam Fisher is a writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a best-selling author who specializes in books about the culture of high technology. His first book, Valley of Genius, The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley, is both the most-read and best-reviewed history of modern Silicon Valley. The book appeared on best-of lists compiled by media outlets as varied as Bloomberg Businessweek and the BBC. Chapters of the book were excerpted by Vanity Fair, Wired, New York, and The Smithsonian Magazine. Adam's second book, about a reclusive tech billionaire, was published privately. His third book, Designing Ideas, about the design superstar Yves Behar, was just released by the art publisher Thames & Hudson. Currently, Adam is working on a fourth book, also to be published privately. In a former career as a magazine journalist, Adam roamed the world covering art, travel, music, and tech for The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Men's Journal, the MIT Technology Review, and Wired. When Adam is not writing books for private clients, he still writes the occasional long-form feature story, but now mostly for the new magazine, Alta, where he is a contributing editor. Enjoy listening and stay #productive!
01:04:34
September 27, 2021
FastScaling: How Can Founders Get Through the Growth Valley of Death: Productivity Mastery #77 with Patrick Flesner
In episode #77 we’re having the author of “FastScaling: The Smart Path to Building Massively Valuable Businesses”  - Patrick Fleshner. He shared with us a lot of essential tips for founders of start-up businesses: that might “Get Through the Growth Valley of Death”: 💡 The five building blocks of fast scaling, 💡 How to accelerate growth – predictably and efficiently, 💡 Focusing on Customer success, 💡 How to stay on top of the game by implementing healthy habits, and much more! Patrick Flesner is a growth capital investor and a partner at the investment firm LeadX Capital Partners. Each year, he looks at hundreds of tech companies that want to raise capital in order to accelerate growth. He sees patterns in companies that fail and companies that succeed. His respective growth expertise and his knowledge deriving from more than 16 years in Private Equity and Venture Capital have gone into his latest book, FastScaling. Prior to joining LeadX Capital Partners, where he built one of the largest European portfolios of B2B and B2B2C tech companies active in consumer industries, Patrick Flesner had been a lawyer and partner at reputable German business law firms. His articles on Venture Capital and M&A have been published by renowned magazines like the MIT Sloan Management Review and the Global Corporate Venturing Magazine.  Patrick Flesner received a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Cologne and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from INSEAD Business School. He lives with his wife and children in Cologne, Germany. Enjoy listening and stay #productive!
01:02:43
September 23, 2021
Ambition vs Mindfulness - Where is the Sweet Spot: Productivity Mastery #76 with Zane Bojāre
In this episode, Zane Bojāre, the Head of Marketing & Comms at Startup Wise Guys, talks about finding the sweet spot between ambition and mindfulness. She shares with us some raw and honest insights on: 💡  The positive life force and dark side of ambition 💡  How can we be ambitious without being self-abusive 💡  Tips on building habits according to our needs 💡  Mindfulness as part of your journey to success And much more practical advice. After 10+ years in marketing communications and building her own company - a social enterprise providing senior employment and minimizing textile waste, Zane is currently helping techy startup founders become successful entrepreneurs at one of Europe’s top startup accelerators – Startup Wise Guys. She is the main person behind a comprehensive Startup Scene report about the Baltic region and an active Co-Creator at Riga TechGirls. Untypically for the tech sector, she holds a Master degree in Philosophy. Tune in!
01:13:29
September 16, 2021
Productivity Lessons from a Hollywood DOP: Productivity Mastery #75 with Shane Hurlbut, ASC
Ever dreamed of meeting a real Hollywood DOP? Listen to episode #75 with Shane Hurlbut, ASC, and learn about: 🎥 How the DOP of “Need for Speed” and “Terminator: Salvation” started from the bottom; 🎥 An inspiring love story that drove Shane his whole life; 🎥 Making 102(!) music videos in a year,  including Guns N' Roses' “November Rain”; 🎥 Implementing work principles in the family life, 🎥 How Shane and his wife Lydia pass on their knowledge through their own film Academy, hurlbutacademy.com, and so much more! Director of photography Shane Hurlbut, ASC works at the forefront of cinema as a storyteller, innovator and discerning collaborator, who brings more than three decades of experience to his art. Most recently, Hurlbut lensed Resident Alien, a TV Series for SYFY, about a crash-landed alien who takes on the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor who wrestles with the moral dilemma of his secret mission on Earth. Hurlbut also photographed Netflix’s Love Hard which stars Nina Dobrev and Darren Barnet and Jimmy O Yang which is currently in post-production. In 2020, Hurlbut worked on the Disney+ original film Safety, directed by Reggie Hudlin. Inspired by the true story of Ray-Ray McElrathbey, the film follows a freshman football player for Clemson University who secretly raised his younger brother on campus, after his home life became too unsteady. In addition, he lensed the Netflix original film, Holidate, directed by John Whitesell, which stars Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey. Earlier in his career, Hurlbut photographed iconic music videos including Guns N' Roses' November Rain and collaborated with artists Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, The Rolling Stones, and Nirvana. His debut feature film, The Rat Pack, received critical acclaim and earned him a nomination from the American Society of Cinematographers, making him the youngest nominee to date. Hurlbut is based in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife Lydia, who is CEO of the Hurlbut Academy. The Hurlbut Academy is a professional filmmakers platform that fast tracks member’s careers in the content and entertainment industry, helping them master their craft. The Academy will change its name to Filmmakers Academy in November, 2021. Tune in and enjoy the ride! 
01:21:00
September 09, 2021
Productivity & Gen Z: Productivity Mastery #74 with Milimo Banji
Listen to episode #74 with Milimo Banji, Founder of TapIn, and get insights on: 💡 The shifting needs and wants of Gen Z; 💡 Gen Z and flexible work; 💡 What is TapIn's mission and how does it help today's generation of young people; 💡 Why hustling may not work in your favor; 💡 Where should a young person start looking for a job, and much more! Milimo (Mils) Banji is the 24-year old Founder and CEO of TapIn, a media company that is on a mission to prepare 100 million young people for the world of work. TapIn has built an active social community of over 100,000 Gen Z’s and influencers who engage with their social video content every month. They are helping employers such as EY, Capgemini, Newton Europe, and the RAF attract and engage with the best Gen Z talent. Being the eldest in his team, Mils is leading a team of Gen Z's who are quickly disrupting the ever-changing recruitment marketing space. Tune in!
01:05:20
August 05, 2021
Creativity and Finding Your Focus: Productivity Mastery #73 with Simon Skipper
In this episode of Productivity Mastery, Simon shares his valuable experience and talks about: 💡 a Japanese principle regarding the ways of learning; 💡 what he does to keep him inspired and motivated; 💡 creativity and pursuing what you like to do even if you're ~not~ creative on demand; 💡 goal-setting and his approach to establishing what's a priority to him; 💡 a reminder to enjoy the path to success, and many more! Cultivated through decades of skateboarding and worldwide adventures, award-winning photojournalist Simon Skipper challenges the norm in his search for truth, identity and belonging. With endless curiosity, he looks for simple answers to our complex human lives. Simon is on a mission to inspire mankind to live authentically and fully and surrender to the miraculous in our lives. He’s co-authored several best-selling books and has been featured on stages, in podcasts and magazines worldwide. Besides his visual entrepreneurial work, Simon is studying to become one of the world’s first Emographic Psychotherapists. Simon Skipper is intent on sharing his insights with others, so that they can finally step into the hiking boots they were born to wear and carve out a path to their true selves. Tune in!
01:08:30
July 29, 2021
The Rising Importance of Mental Health: Productivity Mastery #72 with Nick Elston
Nick Elston is one of the highest-profile and leading Inspirational Speakers on the Lived Experience of Mental Health. In life, we can either let our adversities, our challenges, define us negatively for the rest of our lives… or… we can choose for it to forge something beautiful, something powerful – something that never would have existed without you going through your ‘stuff’ in the first place. Described as a ‘BIG man, BIG heart, BIG story & BRUTAL honesty!’, ‘Utterly inspirational, absolutely engaging!’ and ’10/10 – a Speaking Masterclass!’ – Nick shares his experiences of Mental Illness, Mental Ill-Health & Breakdown worldwide – through his powerful, inspiring, engaging & emotional talks. Nick is also a Transformational Speaking Coach who helps other people to deliver their messages through the concept of ‘Emotional Storytelling’. Tune in!
01:00:26
July 22, 2021
1% for the Planet: Leading Well for Stronger Teams and Global Impact: Productivity Mastery #71 with Kate Williams
Listen to episode #71 with Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet, and get insights on: 💡 The effectiveness of flextime; 💡 Creating the conditions for others to be successful; 💡 Always knowing your current top priorities; 💡 How does 1% for the Planet function; 💡 The importance of being part of a community that drives you forward, and much more! Kate Williams is CEO of 1% for the Planet, a global movement that inspires action and commitment so that our planet and future generations thrive. 1% for the Planet’s global network of thousands of businesses and individuals have given $100s of millions to environmental partners to date Kate has led significant growth in the community’s scale and impact, as well as deep work on best practices for implementing high-impact giving strategies, growing a network brand, and operating as an effective and innovative enterprise. She earned a BA at Princeton University and an MS at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and has served on a variety of Boards throughout her career. Kate is a mother, a trail runner, an active dog walker, and a kitchen gardener. Check out the 1% & join the movement: onepercentfortheplanet.org Tune in for another great episode!
01:02:40
July 07, 2021
What Makes Women Great Leaders? Productivity Mastery #70 with Mahdis Gharaei
In this episode, Mahdis Gharaei gives valuable insights on: 👩 Why is women's presence in executive-level jobs so low? 🦸‍♀️ Where do negative unconscious biases towards women come from? 👩 Ways to stimulate women to start their own companies 🦸‍♀️ How do you make self-care a priority? 👩 How do you take care of your team? Mahdis is the co-founder & CEO of the female factor, a career platform dedicated to empowering & developing a new generation of female leaders by providing knowledge-driven experiences around personal & professional development, a global mentoring program and a strong network in over 75 countries. She co-founded her first business at age 23 and also served in leadership roles at non-profit organisations such as the World Affairs Council, AustrianStartups and Female Founders. Mahdis is a passionate opportunity maker, diversity advocate, entrepreneur, mentor, podcast host and speaker with a love for business development, sales, negotiations, female leadership and diversity & inclusion. Tune in !
01:00:58
June 17, 2021
Reebok: The Untold Story of Building an Iconic Global Brand: Productivity Mastery #69 with Joe Foster
How do you start from 0 and build a $4 billion business, overtaking Adidas & Nike to become the World's No. 1 sports brand? We are welcoming on the podcast a living legend, Joe Foster, the founder of Reebok! ▪️Joe and his late brother Jeff were born into the J W Foster & family business in Bolton, England. ▪️The year was 1955 and the brothers saw a business still rooted in the 1930s. In 1958 Joe and Jeff left the Foster business to set up a new Sports Shoe company. ▪️The brothers founded Mercury Sports Footwear, and after 18 months, they changed the name to Reebok. ▪️A tremendous journey of many ups and down, unshakable commitment, and hard work helped them to build a $4 billion business, overtaking Adidas & Nike to become the Worlds No. 1 sports brand in the late 80s. Let's explore together what it really took to build this iconic global brand. P.S. June 10 (the day of recording) is also the date the paperback of Joe Foster's new book - #Shoemaker is released! Do yourself a favor and PRE-ORDER a signed copy right now: https://www.jwfosterheritage.com/shop-online I've listened to the audio version already twice. It's a great book! 📘 Listen and find out about:  💡 How did Joe Foster and his brother start the company and grew it to #1 sports brand in the world in the late 80s  💡 Why you should "expect failure" as an entrepreneur and not take "too much advice" from people  💡 How did Joe Foster come up with the name Reebok  💡 What helped them most to scale and become a global brand 💡 Entrepreneurship & leadership lessons from Joe's experience Tune in!
01:09:54
June 10, 2021
The 7 Pillars of PERFORMance: Productivity Mastery #68 with Cristobal Alonso
What are The 7 Pillars of PERFORMance? Cristobal Alonso, an experienced serial entrepreneur (3x CEO), serial early-stage investor (150+ investments), and global executive (leading teams and projects up to 500 people). Cristobal leads as CEO, “el Patron” of Startup Wise Guys. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and is serving as Spain's INSEAD Alumni Association President and President of INSEAD Global Entrepreneurship Club. Tune in! 
01:15:13
June 03, 2021
Lessons on Leadership & Strategy: Productivity Mastery #67 with Gabriela Styf Sjöman
Gabriela Styf Sjöman is a Global Executive from the Telecom and ICT industry. Gabriela’s leadership experience comes from executive positions with Global Network Equipment Providers, Multinational Communications Service Providers, IT Consulting, and Application Software Developers. Her background as Swedish-Mexican and from having lived in twelve countries across three continents and worked in eight of these, gives her unique multicultural experiences and perspectives to leadership. Gabriela most recently served as Nokia Group Chief Strategy Officer in Finland, and prior to that held executive positions at among others Telia Company in Sweden, Telecom Italia in Rome, and Ericsson across numerous countries. She has in these positions been responsible for large scale transformations as well as building new business areas from concept to execution and in commercial as well as technical roles. In 2014 Gabriela was one of the participants in Women Up Sweden, a leadership program initiated by Hillary Clinton Women’s Council. She has received various nominations as a top influencer in the Telecom industry, is a spokesperson of technology for good, and a strong promoter of long-life learning. Gabriela holds an MBA from the University of Durham, has studied Engineering and Basic Law in Sweden, and in January 2021 began a MA in International Affairs with a specialism in Cybersecurity at King’s College London. Tune in!
01:05:55
May 21, 2021
Leading With Purpose and Discipline: Productivity Mastery #66 with Christian Schraft
In this episode, Christian Schraft gives valuable insights on: 💡 The topics of Purpose and Discipline and why you need to have both 💡 Why scheduling your time at home is as important as organizing your time at work 💡 Effectiveness vs. Efficiency 💡 Different approaches to working under pressure - employees either thrive or are paralyzed 💡 Leadership identifiers and how to know you're 'CEO material' 💡 What to do when searching for your passion and dream job Christian Schraft, the CEO at LightTech Lamp Technology Ltd., is an experienced professional, with broad experience and expertise in leading several companies as a CEO, including the Business Unit and Strategy at Osram, Sylvania Lighting International, and working at the Management consulting company McKinsey & Company. Tune in!
01:03:11
May 13, 2021
The Power of Goal-Mapping: Productivity Mastery #65 with Brian Mayne
Tune in and buckle up - this will be a ride!  Meet Brian Mayne - the creator of the Goal Mapping, Life Mapping, and Self Mapping personal development systems, and the Seven Magic Keys development program for children. Brian Mayne’s Goal Mapping, a world-leading achievement system, is a unique whole-brain approach to setting goals that powerfully helps people achieve their desires. When Brian’s family business failed during the UK recession of the late 1980s, he lost what seemed like everything: his income, his home, and his marriage. He was 29 years old, £1 million in debt, and still relatively unable to read or write. It was at this seemingly low point that Brian discovered the keys to success: that you can change your life by changing your thoughts and feelings about it. Using simple but powerful techniques, Brian learned to hold positive thoughts by setting goals, and through those goals, he gradually transformed both himself and his life. Brian is now an international speaker on human potential and has empowered hundreds of thousands of people with his unique systems for success. As well as helping individuals to achieve their aims, Brian helps leading organisations such as Siemens, Microsoft and BT. He has also worked with renowned speakers such as Brendon Buchard, Anthony Robbins, Christopher Howard and T Harv Ecker. Get inspired, motivated and truly energized, and, most importantly, set your goals and take bold action! With Brian's tips, you are bound to succeed! Tune in!
01:08:12
April 29, 2021
[bonus] How to Build a Winning Team: The Leaders Who Care - Episode #31 with Robyn Benincasa
In this special bonus episode on Productivity Mastery, Stoyan Yankov, as the co-founder of The Leaders Who Care, welcomes on The Leaders Who Care podcast Robyn Benincasa, a two-time World Champion Adventure racer, Firefighter and Keynote speaker. Tune in and: ✔️ Dig into the meaning and the true components of TEAMWORK, ✔️ Discover what wonders a truly resilient and purpose-driven team can achieve, ✔️ Hear from the expert in resilience how to endure this difficult time and find strength within, and much more! When the challenges are steep and the competition fierce, Robyn Benincasa provides the tools individuals and organizations need to cross their most challenging finish lines. As a two-time World Champion Adventure racer, San Diego Firefighter, and CNN Hero, Robyn knows a thing or two about creating Human Synergy, or as she puts it, “That magic that allows ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things together.” Through harrowing experiences in places like the jungles of Borneo and the Himalayan peaks, Robyn has studied the good, the bad, and the not-so-pretty of Extreme Teamwork. Her refreshing and unique techniques build and foster impactful, inspired teams that succeed against all odds and turn setbacks into comebacks. Her game-changing keynotes inspire us to grab life with one hand, our teammates with the other and create that special magic that makes each of us stronger together than we could ever be alone. Enjoy the special episode!
01:02:22
April 28, 2021
Flying Through the Pandemic As a Travel Startup: Productivity Mastery #64 with Tatyana Mitkova
Tatyana Mitkova is the Co-Founder and CEO of ClaimCompass - a company that helps passengers save money when they travel and get compensated when their trip is disrupted. ClaimCompass has raised $1.8M to date and is backed by Silicon Valley's 500 Startups, Social Capital and Hustle Fund. Tatyana herself was recently selected to be among Forbes Europe's 30 under 30 and EY's Class of Entrepreneurial Winning Women. Apart from her startup, Tatyana enjoys working with early-stage entrepreneurs as a co-director at the Balkan chapter of Founder Institute. Tune in!
01:01:44
April 27, 2021
Scaling Your Thought Leadership: Productivity Mastery #63 with Daria Vodopianova
Daria Vodopianova co-founded the Thought Leadership Academy with the mission to empower mission-driven leaders and ambitious coaches to step into their true visionary role and build a sustainable business around their knowledge. In their 3-stage academy, Daria takes her clients from unknown as a coach to expert status, and from the expert to a thought leader. In her academy, her members learn to create a sustainable 6-figure expert business, step into their visionary role and create more impact than ever! Daria is also a two-time TEDx-speaker, international keynote speaker, and bestselling author. Over her career, she has trained thousands of coaches and rising thought leaders in how to get smarter and faster in reaching their business goals using their capacity to teach and coach. In the recent years, Daria has been invited to speak about her groundbreaking work in events such as RE/MAX Europe International Convention, Nomad Cruise, Women in Tech, TEDx and European Innovation Academy. Tune in!
01:00:19
April 23, 2021
The ONE Thing to Succeed in Anything: Productivity Mastery #62 with Jay Papasan
Jay Papasan [Pap-uh-zahn] is a bestselling author that serves as the vice president of learning for Keller Williams Realty International, the world’s largest real estate company. He is also vice president of  KellerINK, and co owner, alongside his wife Wendy, of Papasan Properties Group with Keller Williams Realty in Austin, Texas. In 2003 he co-authored The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, a million-copy bestseller, alongside Gary Keller and Dave Jenks. After landing a formula for providing insight and easy to follow strategies for success, the group maintained their momentum and strung together a series of books that found their way on to numerous bestselling lists, including those found on The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The New York Times. His most recent work with Gary Keller on The ONE Thing has sold over million copies worldwide and garnered more than 500 appearances on national bestseller lists, including #1 on The Wall Street Journal’s hardcover business list and has been translated into 39 different languages. Tune in!
54:16
April 16, 2021
Effective [Virtual] Meetings: Productivity Mastery #61 with Austin Nicholas
How effective and purposeful are your meetings? Austin Nicholas has been serving as a ‘trust architect' for the likes of Google, Booking.com, & Nestle since 2005. He specializes in providing the tools & training for teams to conduct remote meetings with purpose, based on the book he authored ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Focused Meetings'. Austin enables companies to adapt to the virtual flexible working environment, whilst maintaining productivity, by ensuring that everyone is on the same page. Austin presents on a range of topics, often building further on the 7 Habits of Highly Focused Meetings he has explored in his book. These include - Meeting Mindset to remove the remoteness from remote meetings & develop relationships in the same way as they might in the office; Meeting Habits to streamline, reduce admin, & increase levels of engagement in your meetings; and Meeting Rhythms that free up more time to spend on the things that really matter. Tune in!
01:03:53
April 15, 2021
Culture First: Why it Matters: Productivity Mastery #60 with David Bizer
In the times of #WFH, why is company culture so critical? David Bizer is the Founder and CEO of Talent Fountain, a boutique consulting firm focused on talent acquisition, talent management, and startup culture. His experience originates at the very epicenter of web technology, starting his career at Netscape working with Marc Andreessen and the team which essentially launched the internet to the masses. David was the first recruiter at Google in Europe, building out the organization from 100 to over 5000 employees in 7 years. Since 2010, he has collaborated with over 100 emerging startups throughout Europe to scale their human capital. P.S. Welcome to the first episode of Season 2! After the first 50 Coffee & Productivity episodes and special episodes + PERFORM Panels on Season 1, we are bringing you a new line-up of exciting A-level guests. It's going to be great! Stay tuned!
01:07:26
April 08, 2021
Winning the Battle with Yourself: Coffee & Productivity #50 with Corey Morris
Meet Corey Morris, an American-born, Denmark-based ultrarunner, who moonlights as the Chief Marketing Officer of Unity Studios. Since 2015, his love for running has pushed him to explore new physical and mental limits - all in the pursuit of his annual running goals. From the outrageous idea of running 52 half marathons in 52 weeks to a grueling 100K on a 5K loop, his meticulous research, planning and "get sh*t done" mentality has enabled him to pursue the extraordinary while balancing the roles of husband, dad, business leader, and friend. Tune in!
01:03:31
February 25, 2021
PERFORM Panel Discussions #7 on Mental Toughness: How to Navigate Stress and Lead Your Team Through Uncertainty
This time, the topic is #MentalToughness. Meet the great line-up of this episode's panelists: Luis Villa Del Campo is an expert in designing human experiences, creating innovative services, and helping to transform the organization's culture and processes. During the last 10 years, Luis has worked in Strategy & Design in Fjord and Accenture. Over the years, he has set up service offerings, methods, and tools and built and managed well-respected design teams able to work in complex and critical business environments. Andrew Tarvin, the Humor Engineer whose TEDx talk has been watched by more than 7 million people. Andrew is a former engineer in Procter & Gamble, and since transferring to humor engineering, he has been teaching humor to more than 35 000 people in more than 20 countries. Cristobal Alonso, an experienced serial entrepreneur (3x CEO), serial early-stage investor (150+ investments), and global executive (leading teams and projects up to 500 people). Cristobal leads as CEO, “el Patron” of Startup Wise Guys. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and is serving as Spain's INSEAD Alumni Association President and President of INSEAD Global Entrepreneurship Club. Tune in!
01:04:25
February 23, 2021
[bonus] Getting Things Done: The Leaders Who Care - Episode #21 with David Allen
In this very special episode from The Leaders Who Care podcast, Stoyan Yankov, Co-Founder of The Leaders Who Care and Productivity Coach, interviews David Allen - Productivity Guru and Creator of the "GTD" methodology. One of the world’s most influential thinkers on productivity, David’s 35 years experience as a management consultant and executive coach have earned him worldwide recognition. His bestselling book, the groundbreaking “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity”, has sold millions and been published in thirty languages; and the “GTD” methodology it describes has become a global phenomenon, being taught by training companies in more than 90 countries. David, his company, and his partners are dedicated to teaching people how to stay relaxed and productive in our fast-paced world. Tune in!
01:03:07
February 17, 2021
PERFORM Panel Discussions #6 on Robust Communication: How to Create a Culture of Full Alignment
This time, the topic is Robust Communication! I am excited for moderating another panel with a great line-up, including: Daniel Ackermann, the CEO of Degordian - an independent digital production & marketing agency based in Zagreb Daniel co-founded back in 2009. Today, it’s one of the largest digital marketing agencies in the region. Daniel considers employee satisfaction to be the cornerstone of every successful enterprise, which is why he is so proud of being recognized as a five-time “Best Employer” in Croatia. Daniel also co-founded two sister companies, Mediatoolkit and Bornfight. Together with Degordian, the group now manages over 200 employees. Kaidi Ruusalepp, the founder and CEO of Funderbeam - the global funding and trading platform of private companies. Funderbeam enables companies to raise funds and investors to invest with liquidity, also list existing shares, employee shares and investments of private companies. Platform has investors from 134 countries and is awarded as the Best European Fintech startup in 2017. Kaidi is a former CEO of Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange and of the Central Securities Depository, co-founder of Estonian Service Industry Association, and a former member of Startup Europe Advisory Board at European Commission. Cristobal Alonso, an experienced serial entrepreneur (3x CEO), serial early-stage investor (150+ investments), and global executive (leading teams and projects up to 500 people). Cristobal leads as CEO, “el Patron” of Startup Wise Guys. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and is serving as Spain's INSEAD Alumni Association President and President of INSEAD Global Entrepreneurship Club. Tune in!
01:04:33
February 16, 2021
PERFORM Panel Discussions #5 on Optimal Energy: How to Make Wellbeing Your Top Priority
This time, the topic is #OptimalEnergy Meet our great line-up: Chris Robins - Chief Customer Officer (and CEO) of Tele2 in Estonia. Chris is a passionate leader of values-based challenger organizations, with a particular focus on customer-centricity, communication and psychology. Chris has lived and worked in 7 countries across North America and Europe, and have covered 13 countries in the scope of the roles of a CMO, CCO, CEO and EIEIO. Radha Patel - an international health expert, yoga teacher since the age of 16, and founder of TOGA. TOGA programs combine the holistic benefits of yoga with the body sculpting and invigorating benefits of modern gym workouts. It uses the underpinning values of Ayurveda, and it brings together the best of East and West to create the health of both body and mind. Viktoriya Vasilenko - founder and CEO of Knowledge Gate Group based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The company provides a platform-based solution that connects companies to experts for micro-consultations. They work primarily within the life science sector, having received significant investments from the Danish government. Tune in!
01:04:26
February 09, 2021
Managing your Energy while Building a Successful Business: Coffee & Productivity #49 with Lydia Hurlbut
Lydia Hurlbut is CEO and co-founder of Hurlbut Visuals, a company dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized education and mentoring to filmmakers around the world. She has been in a business partnership with her husband Shane Hurlbut, ASC, since 2009, creating content for their online publication, Hurlbut Academy. In 2014, Lydia created Shane’s Inner Circle, a membership community committed to boosting film expertise and productivity with courses on lighting, lensing, composition, theory, storytelling with emotion, and leadership. This diverse online educational platform expanded in 2019 to the Hurlbut Academy, designed for rapid career growth, leveraged learning, and networking. While Lydia has a master’s degree in forensic nursing from the University of Virginia, her career path evolved from pediatric nursing, forensic science, life coaching to strategic marketing. She is passionate about wellness and techniques for optimizing health. Tune in and hear us talk about managing energy while building a successful business!
01:12:59
February 04, 2021
PERFORM Panel Discussions #4 on Focus & Execution: How to Lead Your Team to Get the Right Things Done
Listen to another exciting #PERFORM Panel Discussion powered by ThePerformBook.com This time, the topic is #FocusAndExecution. I am excited about moderating another panel with a great line-up, including: Hovhannes Avoyan, the founder & CEO of PicsArt, the world’s largest creative platform and social editing app with 150 million monthly active creators. The company is backed by Sequoia Capital, Insight Venture Partners, DCM and Siguler Guff and employs more than 500 people. Avoyan brings more than 25 years of experience in computer programming and global business management. Prior to PicsArt, Avoyan founded five other startups, all of which had successful acquisitions by global companies including Lycos, Bertelsmann, GFI, Teamviewer, and Helpsystems. Cristobal Alonso, an experienced serial entrepreneur (3x CEO), serial early-stage investor (150+ investments), and global executive (leading teams and projects up to 500 people). Cristobal leads as CEO, “el Patron” of Startup Wise Guys. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and is serving as Spain's INSEAD Alumni Association President and President of INSEAD Global Entrepreneurship Club. Vytautas Noreika, the co-founder & COO of ZITICITY - a solution for any business that needs to deliver items to its customers on the same-day or even the same hour. ZITCITY delivers food, parcels, flowers, documents - anything in the same city. The company currently operates in Paris, Tallinn, Vilnius, Kaunas, and Klaipeda. Tune in!
01:07:04
February 02, 2021
PERFORM Panel Discussions #3 on Roles & Responsibilities: How to Ensure Clarity and Ownership in Your Team
#PERFORM Panel Discussion powered by ThePerformBook.com This time, topic #3 is Roles & Responsibilities! The panel: Cristobal Alonso, an experienced serial entrepreneur (3x CEO), serial early-stage investor (150+ investments), and global executive (leading teams and projects up to 500 people). Cristobal leads as CEO, “el Patron” of Startup Wise Guys. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and is serving as Spain's INSEAD Alumni Association President and President of INSEAD Global Entrepreneurship Club. Viktoriya Blazheva, an FVP in a leading bank, responsible for its communications strategy, events management, corporate culture, brand management, online communications, sustainability and CSR strategy, sponsorship, and donations, executive, internal and external communications. Tim Hall - a serial entrepreneur who co-founded Simporter to solve the problem of product launch failures in the FMCG industry, by using AI to automate consumer research with big data. He started/exited two companies before Simporter, and earlier progressed to senior levels at F-500 corporations. Tim knows the capital markets, having raised +$60M in equity rounds and +$100M in junior/senior debt for prior startups. He has a 30-year track record of organizing and inspiring teams, ensuring milestones are reached, commercializing new innovations, and M&A. Tune in!
01:09:10
January 26, 2021
Growth Hacking for Startups: Coffee & Productivity #48 with Patrick Collins
Meet Patrick Collins - Founder of Prospect Labs, a LinkedIn lead Generation software and the Head of Growth at Startup Wise Guys, Europes largest B2B accelerator. Tune in to hear us talk about the business growth and best practices to accelerate a startup!
01:08:04
January 21, 2021
PERFORM Panel Discussions #2 on Effective Planning: How to Set Goals and Focus on What Matters Most
#PERFORM Panel Discussion #2 powered by ThePerformBook.com! This time the topic is #EffectivePlanning. My co-author Cristobal Alonso and I invited 2 successful founders from #NewEurope that were also featured in the book to explore it together in-depth. ➡ How often and how to set company goals and what methods are better than others? ➡ How to master your own self-management as a founder, while having to wear many hats? ➡ How to create a culture where the team grows ownership to prioritize and focus on what matters most? The Panel: Cristobal Alonso, CEO of Startup Wise Guys, Europe's leading B2B Startup Accelerator.  Anna Stepanoff, Founder & CEO of Wild Code School, a leading European tech school offering career-changing programs at 20+ campuses, remotely, or at the company’s offices. Anders Thomsen, Co-founder & CEO of No More Hours, a Danish B2B service company that helps its clients to become more productive by PowerPoint support. Tune in!
01:04:56
January 19, 2021
PERFORM Panel Discussions #1 on Purpose & Values: How to Build a Strong Culture in Your Startup
Learn more and get a copy of the book at: https://www.theperformbook.com/ #𝟭 𝗣𝗨𝗥𝗣𝗢𝗦𝗘 & 𝗩𝗔𝗟𝗨𝗘𝗦: ➡ Why is it important for a startup (and any other team) to build a strong culture? ➡ When should founders start to have conversations about it? ➡ What tools and practices work and do not work so well? Participants: Cristobal Alonso, an experienced serial entrepreneur (3x CEO), serial early-stage investor (150+ investments), and global executive (leading teams and projects up to 500 people). Cristobal leads as CEO, “el Patron” of Startup Wise Guys. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and is serving as Spain's INSEAD Alumni Association President and President of INSEAD Global Entrepreneurship Club. Ilma Nausedaite, Co-founder & COO of The Remote Company, a remote-first company that stands behind online products such: MailerLite, MailerCheck, MailerSend and Ycode with a team of 100+ talented people who work from 32 different countries in 14 different time zones. Maris Dagis, Co-founder and CEO of Sellfy, a Latvian e-commerce platform trusted by 300,000+ creators, and also the platform we use to distribute our book. Tune in!
01:07:09
January 12, 2021
Trends in Coaching During and Post a Global Pandemic: Coffee & Productivity #47 with Alina Trigubenko
Meet Alina Trigubenko - the founder of awarenow and a coach who specializes in working with individual coaches and large-scale organizations such as schools, agencies, and governments. Over the years, Alina has helped hundreds of coaches and organizations to scale and build long-lasting communities. She has worked with schools, agencies, governments, and independent coaches. Alina is also a certified Senior Executive Coach who specializes in working with entrepreneurs, senior executives, boards of directors, and management committees. You can download a valuable e-book by Alina about Trends, Tricks & Tips for Coaches to Thrive in 2021 for free at demo.awarenow.io/ebook-coaching-2021 Tune in & enjoy the episode!
01:06:37
January 08, 2021
The Journey of Growing a Global Startup from Denmark: Coffee & Productivity #46 with Anders Thomsen
Meet Anders Thomsen - CEO & CTO of NoMoreHours which he co-founded almost 5 years ago with his longtime friends Lasse and Rune. Besides being a self-taught programmer, Anders has a background in management consulting (McKinsey & Co) and Private Equity (CataCap). Anders also holds a degree in Finance from Aarhus University. Tune in and hear us talk about Anders' journey, takeaways and advice in growing a global startup from Denmark! Tune in!
01:08:18
January 05, 2021
C-Suite Minimalism for Victories in Work and Life: Coffee & Productivity #45 with Viktoriya Blazheva
Meet my podcast guest - Viktoriya Blazheva. Viktoriya wears many hats: she is FVP in a leading bank, responsible for its communications strategy, events management, corporate culture, brand management, online communications, sustainability and CSR strategy, sponsorship, and donations, executive, internal and external communications. She has also assumed additional responsibilities as the leader of the local roll-out of a new initiative of the bank – social impact banking. Among Viktoriya’s other hats are several board memberships in professional organizations and NGOs such as Trust for social achievement, Harvard Club of Bulgaria, etc. She is also a lecturer on corporate communications at the Bulgarian branch of London School of PR, and a speaker on marketing, communications, social entrepreneurship, among others. Prior to working in a bank, Viktoriya was a journalist in a leading business newspaper "Capital Weekly". She has continued to write for media outlets also during her banking career. Along with that, she founded the initiative The C-Suite Minimalists as part of her MBA dissertation at Warwick Business School. More recently she started a blog and YouTube channel "Victory Corners", which runs the theme about minimalism and productivity to support “people’s small and big victories in work and life”. Moreover, Viktoriya recently co-authored an e-book on how to efficiently work from home. Tune in!
01:05:59
December 15, 2020
Why Well-being Should Be Your Number One Priority: Coffee & Productivity #44 with Artem Spiro
Meet Artem Spiro, a well-being lifestyle influencer, biohacker, certified nutritionist, chef, and professional airline pilot: all in one! Artem keeps himself busy, healthy, and active by being also a co-owner of the flight experience center «TFT.aero» in Dubai, a co-founder at SPIROCOOKING — FoodTech project where they reimagine people's eating habits at a fundamental level and teach the world that food is healing and a source of health, energy and longevity, but that's not all! Artem is also running a personalized modern digital guide to well-being and holistic health where he is a co-founder at Spiro Health, and in addition to that, he has co-founded a company called IMPULSE elixirs that provides its clients with functional, organic, vegan, raw elixirs that are made of superfoods for energy, beauty, and health. Tune in and dig into the wellness lifestyle, and get some inspiration and practical tips for your own health improvements!
01:14:39
December 08, 2020
Boosting Team Communication with Measurable Practices: Coffee & Productivity #43 with Mihail Stefanov
Meet Mihail Stefanov - a communications advisor and trainer with more than 13 years of experience in the field. Mihail has successfully trained and consulted the teams of many leading corporations and nonprofits, including Mtel (A1), Postbank, Coca-Cola, Heineken, Kamenitza, Graffiti BBDO, SoftUni, Overgaz, America for Bulgaria Foundation, and Bulgarian Donors Forum, among many others. Tune in!
01:03:01
December 03, 2020
Biohacking Strategies to Improve Your Life Quality: Coffee & Productivity #42 with Eliza Vinokurova
Meet Eliza Vinokurova - a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) specialist, the observer of meditation from the point of view of science (the effects of meditation on the brain: neural, biological, and behavioral changes), popularizer of the modern approach of meditation as a wellness practice, biohacker practitioner. Eliza is a co-founder of the marketing agency A23 (since 2005, RU), organizer of the international conference on continuing education “ED summit: Lifelong Learning”, and the lecturer of the "Biohacker's practical course" in Moscow. Tune in!
01:12:27
December 01, 2020
Lessons on Building Company Culture From The Co-founder of a 200+ People Business Group: Coffee & Productivity #41 with Daniel Ackermann
Meet Daniel Ackermann, the CEO of Degordian - an independent digital production & marketing agency based in Zagreb Daniel co-founded back in 2009. Today, it’s one of the largest digital marketing agencies in the region, with offices in Zagreb, Mostar and Beograd. Daniel considers employee satisfaction to be the cornerstone of every successful enterprise, which is why he is so proud of being recognized as a five-time “Best Employer” in Croatia. Daniel also co-founded two sister companies, Mediatoolkit and Bornfight. Together with Degordian, the group now manages over 200 employees. Tune in!
01:02:12
November 26, 2020
Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Make Your Competition Irrelevant: Coffee & Productivity #40 with Farid Singh
Meet Farid Singh - a founder of the niche Technology and Creational Strategy consulting firm - Take 3 Innovate Ltd. On a daily basis, Farid wears multiple hats that let him work within both: the Startup and the Corporate field. He is also a Program Director at Startup Wise Guys and a GP to their new Cyber fund. Farid is driven by working with various startups and is passionate about their success. As a Blue Ocean Strategy practitioner, he works on the early infancy of products and services to help them with the highest chances of survival. Tune in!
01:04:25
November 24, 2020
Thriving With Clarity, Awareness And Purpose: Coffee & Productivity #39 With Iskra Petrova
Iskra Petrova is a Clarity and Confidence Coach. She holds an MSc in computer science and has more than 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur in advertising, film production and e-commerce. Iskra's signature method helps her clients develop strong connection with their hearts and intuition. With 25 years of practice and certifications in a broad spectrum of meditation and energy medicine modalities, ranging from qigong and martial arts to reiki, Bowen, chakra reading and kundalini meditations, Iskra is passionate about supporting individuals and groups to return to a balanced Self. She strongly believes in the mind-body-soul equilibrium as a prerequisite to a fulfilled purpose with a deep connection to oneself and others. With the group and individual programs at the Clarity and Confidence Academy, her company, she supports leaders, educators, and changemakers to transition from being stuck and anxious to self-trust and joy, so that they can thrive with Clarity and Self-Awareness. Tune in! 
01:02:36
November 19, 2020
Execution Over Perfection: Coffee & Productivity #38 with Viktoriya Vasilenko
Meet Viktoriya Vasilenko - founder and CEO of Knowledge Gate Group based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The company provides a platform-based solution that connects companies to experts for micro-consultations. They work primarily within the life science sector, having received significant investments from the Danish government. Viktoriya is a graduate of Copenhagen Business School, and the founder of the company since her graduation day. Tune in and join us for a cozy conversation! 
57:54
November 17, 2020
Cycles: The Simplest Proven Way to Build Your Business: Coffee & Productivity #37 with Bryan Cassidy
Bryan Cassidy, a professor and innovation expert, is a passionate believer in anyone’s ability to innovate and build new businesses. He has personally built 11 companies in 6 different countries and made money on 8. For the last 8 years, he has been coaching start-ups and scale-ups and trying to help larger companies regain the spirit of start-ups. He has taught at the KU Leuven, The Solvay business school, EDHEC, ESCLA, and been a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago, INSEAD, Cornell, Berkeley, among many others.  Bryan is a lead author of Cycles: The Simplest Proven Way to Build your Business, a book that is a result of 4 years of research with over 400 companies on what really drives innovation success.
01:09:35
November 03, 2020
Business and Heart Intelligence: Coffee & Productivity #36 with Mindie Kniss
Mindie Kniss, MFA, PhD, is a writer, award-winning humanitarian, international speaker, and professional coach. She left a cushy Fortune100 career for the adventure of entrepreneurship, but the "adventure" nearly ended soon after she started her business in 2007. Mindie hit rock bottom financially and was living out of her office after facing eviction, foreclosure, and bankruptcy.  Fast forward to today, Mindie is Founder & CEO of Lucra®, a coaching practice devoted to helping entrepreneurs create wealth in all areas of life. She is the creator of the annual HeartPath retreat, along with multiple online training programs for entrepreneurs, coaches, and speakers. Also, Mindie Kniss is the host of The Lucrative Society, a podcast that debuted in the Top20 Entrepreneurship podcasts on iTunes, and she is also the author of the bestselling book The Heart of Consciousness. Her second book will be available in early 2021. Tune in and hear us talk about what the Business and Heart Intelligence entails! 
59:50
October 29, 2020
The Unsexy Truth about Scaling a Startup: Coffee & Productivity #35 with Martin Zahuranec
Martin Zahuranec is the co-founder and CEO of eyerim, a premium eyewear e-retailer currently operating in 12 countries across Europe, being one of the fastest-growing e-commerce players in Central & Eastern Europe. Martin has spent the formative years of his career in Southeast Asia. In 2012 he joined Rocket Internet and helped launch Vietnam's branch of Lazada, South East Asia's equivalent of Amazon later acquired by Alibaba. In 2013 he joined NOVA Founders Capital and assisted GlassesGroupGlobal in becoming the first international fashion accessories e-shop in the region. Martin has broad experience in entrepreneurship, team lead, data management, and the eyewear industry, and in his free time, he likes to read and travel around the world. His dream is to conquer the Seven Summits - the highest peak of each continent.
01:12:08
October 22, 2020
Reinvent The Way You Work: Coffee & Productivity #34 With Jonas Altman
Meet Jonas Altman, the author of the new book: "SHAPERS: Reinvent the way you work and change the future". Jonas is on a mission to make the world of work more human. As the founder of the award-winning design practice SOCIAL FABRIC, he creates learning experiences that transform people so they can elevate how they organize, collaborate, and innovate. Altman speaks globally about the shape of work, coaches leaders on culture change, and is an adjunct professor at The University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business. His chronicles have appeared in The Guardian, Quartz at Work, Fast Company, and The Sunday Times. Join us!
01:02:31
October 20, 2020
Slow Down to Speed Up: The Importance of Pauses: Coffee & Productivity #33 With Gitte Just
Meet Gitte Just - a professional who has more than two decades of senior experience in building organizations within NGOs, art, culture, and design. Her focus has been developing strategies, programs, and content, building community and facilitating networks. Gitte’s experience includes serving as a Programme Director & project manager for the "European Capital of Culture" for two cities: Copenhagen (1996) and Aarhus (2017). She's also been a board member in multiple organizations. Today, Gitte is fully committed to helping people to balance the mind and body and to create a high-performance culture in their teams. She is a founder at Pause.zone empowering individuals and teams to recharge their energy, creativity, and to stay healthy in a world with relentlessly rising demand. Tune in to hear us talk about the importance of pauses!
01:08:24
October 01, 2020
Mental Health & Performance At The Workplace: Coffee & Productivity #32 With Santa Jakoba
Meet Santa Jakoba, an HR professional from Latvia who has collected valuable experience, among other journeys, working at a global production company with more than 1000 employees, and a fast-growing international ad-tech start-up leading a team of young and creative professionals. Her latest endeavor is working with NGO "Iespējamā Misija" to find 100 professionals who would love to change their career path to become teachers in a program called "Mācītspēks". Santa will share with us how to improve the mental health of your employees along with yourself, and how does it affect the performance of the team and company as a whole. Join us!
56:28
September 24, 2020
How To Shorten Time-To-Profitability As A Startup: Coffee & Productivity #31 with Eva Dimitrova
Meet Eva Dimitrova - an entrepreneur by heart and a 2x startup founder, and a Founder Institute Cologne / Bonn chapter Co-Director. Eva has been involved in multiple early-stage startups and has helped to build and launch more than two dozen innovative projects with companies like Vodafone, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM. Today, Eva is focused on helping early-stage companies to find product-market fit and shorten time-to-profitability. Tune in to hear us talk about how to shorten Time-to-Profitability as a Startup!
57:59
September 22, 2020
Building Your Team Culture in A Remote-First Global Company: Coffee & Productivity #30 with Ilma Nausedaite
Meet Ilma Nausedaite, a co-founder & COO at the Remote Company. It is a remote-first company that stands behind amazing online products: MailerLite, MailerCheck, MailerSend, and Ycode. The team of 103 talented people works from 32 different countries in 14 different time zones. Tune in to hear us talk about the opportunities and challenges that come with building team culture in a remote-first global company. Grab your cup of coffee and join us for Coffee & Productivity!
01:04:50
September 15, 2020
Effective Negotiation Strategies: Coffee & Productivity #29 with Dr. Remigiusz Smolinski
Meet Dr. Remigiusz Smolinski - an Innovation and Negotiations Professor and Advisor who has been teaching Negotiations in HHL Leipzig - Graduate School of Management for more than 17  years. Remi is also the founder of The Negotiation Center, an international think tank that focuses on advancing the understanding of negotiation as a managerial skill. On top of his academic work, Dr. Remigiusz Smolinski has a lot of experience in the industry on executive positions in the areas of Innovation, negotiations and as a strategic advisor. Grab a cup of your favorite hot drink, and join us for Coffee & Productivity!
01:12:03
August 18, 2020
The 3 Keys of Living Your Most Adventurous Life: Coffee & Productivity #28 with Christoffer Weiss
Christoffer Weiss is a unique performance coach with a solid background in acting and event production. He has worked with some of the best speakers in the world, supercharging presentations and creating impeccable experiences for audiences. He followed his childhood dream to become a professional actor. Upon graduation, he realised there is more to life than acting. So started going to personal development events and fell completely in love with the industry. Christoffer began producing events himself, focusing on the audiovisual aspects of the show, and through that work has been able to work with and learn from some top speakers including Les Brown, John Gray, David Wolfe, T Harv Eker, Bob Proctor, Robert Kiyosaki, Brendon Burchard, Randy Zuckerberg, Joseph McClendon III, and Kane & Alessia Minkus. His passion and natural talent for breaking down the art of presenting into easy to follow steps has made him a sought-after performance coach for speakers, actors, stand up comedians, athletes, salespeople, CEOs and beauty pageant contestants. Grab your cup of coffee and join us for Coffee & Productivity!
01:03:25
August 14, 2020
The Power of Thinking Big: Coffee & Productivity #27 with Marian Temelkov
Meet Marian M.P. Temelkov, Founder & Global CEO at Dynamis Group, a Global Executive Search Firm helping leaders to develop their strategic network and enabling them to attract extraordinary teams. As a people-centered leader, Marian has been involved with consultancy on a global level for over 15 years, specializing in executive search and leadership succession. Marian is also an angel investor and has been involved in a variety of impact-driven projects such as Leader Academy, Talent Factory, and Samodiva Masterminds. A good friend, a mentor, and someone you want to have on your side, especially when you want to expand your vision and start thinking exponentially. Get your coffee and tune in!
01:01:42
August 06, 2020
Staying Focused as an Owner of Multiple Businesses: Coffee & Productivity #26 with Angela Podolsky
Meet Angela Podolsky - an award-winning entrepreneur with expertise in public speaking, corporate training, sales, and business consulting. She is the founder of Kinesics.com, a consulting firm that helps the business achieve their full potential by mastering the art of body language and non-verbal communication. A couple of weeks ago our common friend Galit Ariel introduced us, and I was very curious to learn from Angela how does she manage to stay focused while being involved in multiple projects. Tune in and hear us talk about focus and what it means, entails, and requires while managing multiple businesses. Get your coffee and enjoy a cozy discussion!
01:01:34
August 04, 2020
Making your B2B Sales Process Effective in Pandemic Times: Coffee & Productivity #25 with Mario Krivokapic
Meet Mario Krivokapic - a sales professional with over 20 years of experience, including leading peak-performing teams in positions like Senior Account Executive at Content Insights AD (SaaS Sales). Mario also loves helping startups to grow, and he's been a Lead Sales Mentor at Europe's leading B2B startup accelerator - Startup Wise Guys.  Apart from that, he is a certified Erickson & PCM coach and NLP practitioner. Get your coffee and join us for an insightful discussion!
01:03:58
July 30, 2020
the 6 I's of innovation: Coffee & Productivity #24 with Natalie Turner
Meet Natalie Turner - the inventor of The 6 'I's® of Innovation®, an integrated methodology and assessment tool that helps individuals and organizations measure their innovation strengths. She is the author of the book 'Yes, You can Innovate', selected in 2018 as a business book of the month in the UK and Singapore. Natalie is also a global keynote speaker, experienced innovation and leadership development specialist, and CEO of The entheo Network, the founder of 'Women Who Lead' and an inspiring purpose-driven leader. Grab your cup of coffee and join us for Coffee & Productivity!
59:13
July 29, 2020
Leading with Clarity: Coffee & Productivity #23 with Andrey Sergeyev
Meet Andrey Sergeyev, an Entrepreneur, Digital Strategy & Leadership Advisor, Author, International Speaker, with more than 20 years of unique international business experience - from startups to help build multi-million dollar businesses in different countries and industries. Currently, Andrey is responsible for a global growth strategy at Vendon (a global IoT company). He also enjoys advising and training senior executives, business leaders, and entrepreneurs on leadership, focusing on what matters most and growing businesses in the Digital Age. Tune in and hear us talk about Leading with Clarity.  So get your coffee and join us for an insightful discussion!
01:01:09
July 23, 2020
What Sports can Teach us About Business: Coffee & Productivity #22 with Danielle Brown
Meet Danielle Brown - a 5 time World Champion and 2 time Paralympic Gold medallist, winning gold in Beijing 2008 and retaining her title on home soil in London 2012. She also became the first disabled person to represent England as an able-bodied competitor at the Commonwealth Games, where she won gold. Danielle now works as a keynote speaker, trainer and coach. She specialises in helping others unlock their potential, breaking through barriers and achieving more. Tune in to hear us discuss What Sports can Teach us About Business! Grab your cup and join us for Coffee & Productivity!
53:51
July 21, 2020
Building a Tech Startup in the Age of COVID-19: Coffee & Productivity #21 with Melissa Rosenthal
My guest this time is Melissa Rosenthal, a former CRO / Executive Vice President at Cheddar. Melissa was part of the founding executive team, building out revenue models and products and growing the company revenue from
54:01
July 16, 2020
Reshape the Future by Using Your Own Advice: Coffee & Productivity #20 with Scott Morrison
Meet Scott Morrison FRSA, co-author of "Creative Superpowers", co-founder and bringer of The Boom! Scott is leading creativity thought leader, international speaker, and also just a cool dude. He's previously worked for companies such as Diesel, Levi Strauss & Co., Saatchi & Saatchi before starting on his own journey to empower the world's leading brands to Unblock, Unlock and Unleash (The Boom!). Tune in to hear us discuss how to Reshape the Future by Using Your Own Advice. Grab your cup and join us for Coffee & Productivity!
51:30
July 14, 2020
The Secret Key to Navigating Change: Coffee & Productivity #19 with Samantha Yarwood
Meet Samantha Yarwood, Chief Marketing, Innovation and Inspiration Officer l International Speaker & MC l Master of Change. Samantha spent 15+ years in marketing & communications with a focus on building the brand, creating community, and inspiring through innovation with Starbucks / Nestle. Tune in to hear us discuss The Secret Key to Navigating Change. Grab your cup and join us for Coffee & Productivity!
01:19:04
July 12, 2020
Transforming Your Digital Presence During & Post COVID19: Coffee & Productivity #18 with Jessica Gioglio
Meet Jessica Gioglio, branding and marketing strategist and co-author of the books “The Laws of Brand Storytelling” and “The Power of Visual Storytelling”. Tune in to hear as talk about Transforming Your Digital Presence During & Post COVID19. Grab your cup and join us for Coffee & Productivity!
01:06:37
July 12, 2020
Marketing Matters in Life and in Business: Coffee & Productivity #17 with Eli Zheleva
Meet Eli Zheleva - Eli is the author of the book "Marketing Matters in Life and in Business", and she has worked in marketing for the past 10+ years gaining a broad skillset and very valuable experiences. Over the years Eli found that there has been a big overlap between marketing and life. This has naturally led her to merge her digital marketing and life coaching skills. Why and how does Marketing matter in both - life AND business? Get your coffee and tune in to hear the answers to these questions and more!
01:04:30
July 02, 2020
Hustling Hard vs Mindful Growth: Coffee & Productivity #16 with Max Khattak
Meet Max Khattak - an investor, entrepreneur, and business advisor. Should you hustle hard in order to build a successful business? Or is there a more mindful approach? Grab your cup and join us for Coffee & Productivity!
55:28
June 30, 2020
Turning Obstacles Into Gifts: Coffee & Productivity #15 with Winston Ben Clements
Meet Winston Ben Clements, an award-winning international speaker on a mission to create a world without limitations. Winston also supports global organizations to strengthen their employee brand to attract and retain diverse talent, foster a culture of resilience by implementing tools that support leaders to thrive in times of change and adversity and empower teams to take extreme ownership and maintain high performance in all situations. Tune in to hear us talk about Winston's inspiring life story, learning to be resilient and to take full ownership, how to turn any obstacle into a Gift, and the game-changing 80/20 rule of Social Media. Get your coffee and enjoy a cozy discussion!
01:02:28
June 26, 2020
Personal Transformation Lessons From A Billionaire Coach: Coffee & Productivity #14 with Simon Hodges
Simon Hodges is an exceptional coach, who has transformed the lives of royalty, entrepreneurs, billionaires, and their families. Simon and I met back in 2014 at an iPEC Coaching training in London, and later created a mastermind group for a while, pushing each other to grow as coaching professionals. Tune in and hear us talk about the traits, habits and challenges of billionaires, what is personal transformation and how do you find "The journey back to you", and lessons for entrepreneurs from Simon's experience, coaching Ultra-High Net-Worth families. Get your coffee and enjoy a cozy discussion!
54:07
June 24, 2020
The Unsexy Truth about (Startup) Success - The Book Pre-Launch
What does it really take to build a successful startup? Is there a recipe that can increase the likelihood of startup success to 50% instead of just 10%? Join the discussion with Cristobal Alonso Wiseguys: CEO of Startup Wise Guys, Europe’s leading B2B accelerator and one of the most active early-stage investment companies in the Nordics & CEE. Cristobal is the ultimate "Make it Happen Person" and a co-author of the forthcoming book: #PERFORM: The Unsexy Truth about (Startup) Success. Tune in to find out: Why defining your team culture should begin as early as possible and how to embrace it and build it forward? What's the best size of a founding team and how to split effectively roles and responsibilities among each other? Why "Speed eats perfection for breakfast", and how to create a culture of relentless execution towards your goals Pre-order today with a 60% Discount: https://www.theperformbook.com/
01:12:46
June 15, 2020
Taking Ownership in Times of Chaos: Coffee & Productivity #13 with Kai Schukowski
Meet Kai Schukowski, General Manager of Grand Hotel Kempinski - Vilnius, Lithuania (in fact - the youngest appointed General Manager in the history of Kempinski Hotels). Under his management, the hotel won numerous awards about hospitality, and he does have a thing or two to share about leadership. Tune in and hear us talk about how to take ownership in times of chaos, what does it take to create a peak-performing team, and some of Kai's own productivity habits. Get your coffee and enjoy a cozy discussion!
50:14
June 09, 2020
Social Selling: What it is and Why should you Care: Coffee & Productivity #12 with Kotryna Kurt
Social Selling - why even the biggest sales experts should care about it? Tune in and meet Kotryna Kurt, CEO of Linkedist and a top content creator on LinkedIn. In this episode, we talk about Social Selling, effective strategies, and how is it different than regular selling. Get your coffee, sit comfortably, and enjoy a cozy discussion!
59:32
June 09, 2020
Disrupting the Disruption: Coffee & Productivity #11 with Galit Ariel
What is disruption? Do we always have to disrupt? Or should we perhaps focus more on "constructive innovation"? Listen to this episode with a guest - technofuturist | TED Speaker | immersive tech expert and author of 'Augmenting Alice' - Galit Ariel. Stoyan and Galit explore a variety of topics such as the current state of tech, self-awareness, and the meaning of success.
58:05
June 04, 2020
How to Make your Virtual Workshop Engaging: Coffee & Productivity #10 with Federico Bortoletto
Are you struggling to keep your virtual workshops or zoom meetings engaging? Tune in to hear as going in-depth of today’s topic - How to Make your Virtual Workshop Engaging. My guest today is Federico Bortoletto, the co-founder at Oppi. I can hardly describe him with a word or two. Federico is a former music producer from NYC, turned into an innovation and leadership consultant, working with some of the best companies out there. Federico and I had a number of calls in the past few weeks sharing ideas on how to make our virtual workshops and meetings more engaging and fun. Get your coffee, sit comfortably, and enjoy a cozy discussion!
01:07:18
May 28, 2020
Mental Toughness in Turbulent Times: Coffee & Productivity #9 with Dr. James Williams
Meet James Williams, PhD, DM, CHE, CC: A bestselling author, Associate professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a motivational speaker, and professional actor. James' life story is like a movie screenplay: A story of perseverance, fight, and personal transformation. Tune in to hear our in-depth and high-energy conversation about Mental Toughness in Turbulent Times - what it brings, how to get through, and how to come out of it even stronger. Grab your coffee and let's go!
51:37
May 26, 2020
Unleashing Your Creativity at Work: Coffee & Productivity #8 with Natalie Nixon
Meet Natalie Nixon - Author of the upcoming book: "The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation and Intuition at work". Natalie is a global speaker, creativity strategist, and a PhD in Design Management from the University of Westminster in London. In May of 2020, I moderated a panel at PODIM, the most influential startup & tech event in the Alps-Adriatic & Western Balkans region, including also Natalie among other creativity rockstars. Tune in to hear us discussing the importance and tactics of unleashing your creativity at work. Get your coffee, sit comfortably, and enjoy a cozy discussion!
55:21
May 23, 2020
Talent Attraction in Times of Pandemic: Coffee & Productivity #7 with Patrick Hamilton Walsh
Meet Patrick Hamilton Walsh, the author of the forthcoming book "Attracting Talent during the Age of Pandemic and Digitisation" + 3 more bestselling books. He is also a Host of the podcast "Talking Talent" and Head of Business Intelligence and Growth at Invest Stockholm. In this episode about Talent Attraction in Times of Pandemic, Patrick Hamilton Walsh talks about why 1 to 10% of the talent brings 50% of Company, Attracting A-Players in Times of Pandemic, and How to Find Your Own Talent and Become Irreplaceable. Get your coffee, sit comfortably, and enjoy a cozy discussion!
54:25
May 19, 2020
Mastering Self-Management: Coffee & Productivity #6 with Mark Harrison
Meet Mark Harrison, president & CEO at The T1 Agency, founder & chairperson at SponsorshipX, and above all a NO-BS leader who has a thing or two to share about self-management and productivity. In this episode about Mastering Self-Management, Mark shares his experience in leading his 80-people agency through the crisis, talks about  intuitive system that helps him to stay focused & effective, and gives a good insight into highly Effective Stress Management tools. Get your coffee, sit comfortably, and enjoy a cozy discussion!
45:33
May 19, 2020
Humor as a Productivity Tool: Coffee & Productivity #5 with Andrew Tarvin
Meet Andrew Tarvin, the Humor Engineer, who's TEDx talk has been watched by more than 7,2 million people. A former engineer in Procter & Gamble, Andrew has been teaching humor to 35k+ people in 20+ countries. In this episode about Humor as a Productivity Tool, Andrew shares how humor increases Productivity, Practical tools to Make your Workplace More Fun, The 1-Smile per Hour Strategy, and Andrew's own Productivity Habits. Get your coffee, sit comfortably, and enjoy a cozy discussion!
47:33
May 19, 2020
Energy & Balance - Mind, Body and Spirit: Coffee & Productivity #4 with Radha Patel
Meet Radha Patel, an international health expert, yoga teacher since the age of 16, and founder of TOGA. In this episode about Energy & Balance - Mind, Body and Spirit, Radha shares some powerful Stress Management and Relief Techniques, her best ENERGY advice for quarantine times, and talks Achievement vs Fulfilment tp live a mindful life. Get your coffee, sit comfortably, and enjoy a cozy discussion!
54:54
May 19, 2020
Effective Personal Branding Strategies: Coffee & Productivity #3 with Dovile Urbanaite
Meet Dovile Urbanaite, a business & personal branding coach for female leaders and a founder of Barefoot Bride Tenerife. In this episode about Effective Personal Branding Strategies, tune in to learn how Dovile built a 40,000+ people following on Instagram and 20,000+ community of ambitious female leaders, a Step-by-Step strategy to begin your own Personal Branding Journey, and learn about Dovile's personal Productivity Hacks & Habits. Get your coffee, sit comfortably, and enjoy a cozy discussion!
56:25
May 18, 2020
The Power of Virtual Assistants: Coffee & Productivity #2 with Migle Gudaviciute-Kapoor
Meet Migle Gudaviciute-Kapoor, founder at VAMIGLE - virtual assistance services. In this episode about the Power of Virtual Assistants, Migle talks about how to find the right VA, what does a high-end VAs do to stay productive, productivity & performance strategies, and Migle’s morning routine to stay at the top of her game. Get your coffee, sit comfortably, and enjoy a cozy discussion!
43:47
May 15, 2020
Productivity & Performance: Coffee & Productivity #1 with Katie Frances Stoddart
Meet Katie Frances Stoddart, a productivity & performance coach and author of an upcoming book about #focus.  In this episode about Productivity & Performance, Katie talks about her productivity hacks, what actions to take to feel productive, why is it important to be intentional and start with the end in mind, and how to develop a mindful productivity mindset.  Get your coffee, sit comfortably, and enjoy a cozy discussion!
33:59
May 14, 2020