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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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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 8, 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
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
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
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 9, 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 4, 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 2, 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 8, 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 5, 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 8, 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 3, 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 1, 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 3, 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 1, 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 6, 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 4, 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!
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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!
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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
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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 2, 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 9, 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 9, 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.
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June 4, 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