conversations with inspirational people

Prof. Jonathan Shalit OBE, Chairman of Intertalent Rights Group, the fastest growing Talent Management company in the UK, has the mantra that the harder you work the luckier you will get. You have to put yourself out there. Go out, meet people, network, work hard and create opportunities for yourself.

As an OBE, honoured by the Queen for his work, he says commitment, dedication and talent makes him the best at what he does.

Layla Smith, the CEO at Objective Media Group talks about being quietly confident and the importance of good honest communication including listening before making your point. She also talks about making yourself completely indispensable to companies, and bringing your previous experience in, when starting out in your career.

Georgia Arnold, the Executive Director of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and the Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility at Viacom talks about how important it is to discuss cultural issues like sex, contraception and gender. We also discuss how the media is a tool for positive change; as proved by MTV Staying Alive’s Shuga series.

Alice Liveing; Personal Trainer and Author of ‘The Body Bible’ discusses her struggles with body image, the concept of perfection and the responsibility that comes with having a large social media following.

Colin Lester; CEO of JEM Music Group and long-time Manager of Craig David talks 35 years in the music industry, making a good record, time-wasters and all things litigation.

Vice-Chairman of Ogilvy UK, Rory Sutherland, discusses how a degree of randomness in your early career is a good thing, and how it is possible to reframe your way of thinking.

Founder and CEO of Insanity Talent Group, Andy Varley, discusses the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance and the concept of fame.

Fashion Stylist Ayishat Akanbi discusses dealing with the loss of her brother, the idea that life is for creation and how vital it is to have enough inner peace to stop competing with others.

Adam Day-Lewin, Creative Director of Hearst, discusses the world of advertising, the importance of reinventing yourself and how crucial it is to share your ideas.