0039: Deborah Norton - Internet Strategist and Digital Marketing Consultant

Share Your Story Podcast - Debi Norton.jpeg

As an Internet strategy consultant, Deborah possesses over 20 years of working on senior level search and online digital marketing. In 1997 Deborah headed up business development for a then start-up company, formerly Outrider – now Catalyst which is now an internationally acclaimed Search Marketing firm, owned by WPP Group.  

Presently, consulting (as Bravo) with businesses on creation and implantation of large-scale complex Internet consulting projects, Internet strategy services, web development, content / online marketing, Organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Strategies (SES), Pay Per Click Advertising (PPC) and the development of strategic online marketing plans for B2B & B2C clients.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/debinorton

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BRAVOMedia1 

Website: TBC

0038: Curt Mercadante - Entrepreneur and Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach

Podcast Promo Release Curt.001.jpeg

Curt Mercadante is an entrepreneur like you. He has tried. And failed. Won and lost.

He has suffered through anxiety and doubt and burnout.

But rebounded to grow several successful businesses, including a $1 million-a-year marketing firm counselling some of the country’s largest corporations and non-profits. 

He has learned as much from his failures as his wins — and founded Gravina Coaching Systems so he could put that experience to work for you.

He is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, and has coached a wide variety of clients, ranging from non-profit executives and marketing professionals to homeschool moms and political consultants. 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/curtmercadante 

Website: http://curtmercadante.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/curtmercadante 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/curtmercadante

0037: John Lamerton - Author, Entrepreneur and Mentor to Small Businesses

Podcast Promo Release John Lamerton.001.jpeg

John Lamerton is a lazy entrepreneur and investor. He balances running an ambitious lifestyle business with raising two young children.

A former "hustler", he now earns more money "working" 20 to 25 hours per week than he used to pulling all nighters and "grinding" for 100+ hours per week. He now spends his "spare" time mentoring fellow ambitious lifestyle business owners, teaching them how to design their business around the lifestyle they truly want.

In 2017, John released his first book "Big Ideas for Small Businesses", as the definitive "how-to" manual of the lessons and successes that's he's picked up in his two-decade long business career thus far - A former Civil Servant, John has run more than 60 small businesses since the year 2000, making millions of pounds (and thousands of mistakes!) along the way.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-lamerton-b42b9013b 

Website: https://www.bigidea.co.uk/john for free sample chapter.

Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/big-idea-podcast/id1192243485

Book: http://amzn.to/2H32tVa 

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ambitious.lifestyle.business

0036: Ira S Pastor - Biotech Entrepreneur

Ira Pastor - Share Your Story Podcast.jpeg

Ira has over 30 years of experience across multiple sectors of the pharmaceutical industry including pharmaceutical commercialisation, biotech drug development, managed care, distribution, OTC, and retail; Served as VP, Business Development for drug development company Phytomedics Inc., raising $40 million of private equity, consummating over $50 million of licensing deals, and bringing lead drug candidate from discovery stage to Phase III development.

Prior to that, employed by SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals working in sales, marketing, and business strategy positions. Ira has also served as Vice President of Corporate Development for the pharmacy benefit management company Prescription Delivery Systems (acquired by Cigna Health Insurance); 

He has an MBA, Temple University and a BS, Pharmacy, Rutgers University. 

He is also a Board Member of RegenerAge SAPI de CV, (www.regenerage.clinic/en/) a clinical company focused on expedited translational therapeutic applications of regenerative and rejuvenative healthcare interventions, the Reanima Project (http://www.reanima.tech), member of the Executive Council of the World Academy of Medical Science – WAMS (https://wams.online/our_team/ira-s-pastor/), and member of the World Economic Forum's Human Enhancement council (https://www.weforum.org/people/ira-pastor).

He runs Bioquark, which is focused on the development and commercialisation of a novel range of biologic based products and services that have the ability to alter the biological regulatory state of human tissues and organs, with the goal of curing a wide range of diseases.

Web: http://bioquark.com 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iraspastor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/irat1onal 

Facebook company page: https://www.facebook.com/Bioquark  

Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/ira.pastor.7

0035: Kathryn Lennon-Johnson - Entrepreneur, Author, Business Speaker and Consultant.

Kathryn Lennon-Johnson -Share Your Story Podcast.jpeg

Kathryn Lennon-Johnson is an Entrepreneur, Author, Business Speaker and Consultant with over 18 years of experience in behaviour change marketing and communications, having honed her skills in healthcare and social housing.

The built environment matters; it has consequences. It is so intrinsically linked to health and socio-economic issues that Kathryn recognised the opportunity to address the construction skills shortage while connecting a disjointed sector; with the intention of attracting the next generation into construction to create places and spaces that benefit us all. She is a Founder of Built Environment Skills in Schools, Founder of Hackbuild Tech Disrupters, Co-creator of Community BIM, and Managing Director of leading marketing and communications consultancy Tangerine Trees. Kathryn is also author of Selling for Entrepreneurs (Pearson Prentice Hall 2009); her next book is due for publication in 2018.

Website: www.beskillsinschools.co.uk 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BESSprogramme

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/BESSprogramme  

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoS4kr5tLQFAVO8_tO7eZyA

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathrynlennonjohnson

Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtere0-Bzus 

TEDx Brum profile: http://www.tedxbrum.com/speakers/kathryn-lennon-johnson 

Book: http://amzn.eu/gsBLuYd - Selling for Entrepreneurs

0034: William O’Keeffe - Property Investor, Joint Venturing and raising Private Investor Finance

William O'Keeffe - share your story podcast.jpeg

It is very clear to witness that William has a deep passion for helping people. After setting up and running two successful businesses in the building industry he has now joined James and David to help investors and landlords easily profit from property. Investing in Leamington, Coventry and the surrounding areas (United Kingdom) in Serviced Accommodation and Social Housing. Joint Venturing and raising Private Investor Finance. 

A love for furniture, Art & Design, the Spanish and Hungarian languages, Will lives in Leamington Spa with his wife Bea and two daughters Sophie and Isabelle.

Website: http://unitepropertysolutions.co.uk

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-o-keeffe-a3bb4343

Twitter: https://twitter.com/will_okeeffe

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/william.okeeffe.1232


0033: Tara Skubella - Tantra Guide, Naked & Afraid Survivor

Tara Skubella - @stayingaliveuk - podcast.jpeg

After experiencing a profound spiritual awakening that changed my life in every way, I began exploring Tantra and fell in love with the practice.  After immersing myself into Tantra through workshops, literature, practices and a master class, I felt the calling to share Tantra with others.  I also completed a month long teacher's certification course in Thailand, with Tribal Tantra, that completely rocked my world.  

Some people may know me from Naked and Afraid.  I survived 21 days in a Panamanian Jungle living intimately with the earth and sleeping with my bare naked skin touching the jungle soil every night.  This particular experience is the basis for much of my spiritual growth and gifts to share with the world.  

My unique wilderness perspective can also be attributed to many years of teaching outdoor education, outdoor guiding, wilderness therapy, wilderness survival, working with people who've experienced trauma in the social services field and being an Earth Science teacher.  I believe my science background, comfort of naturism, wilderness application and spiritual practices create a practice in entirety.  It is important to first connect with nature and ourselves before we can fully connect with others in a healthy, authentic and intimate way.

I embrace the wild earth, wild femininity and wild passions that roam through my heart body and soul.  

It is my purpose and calling to guide others' to root and bare their souls in order connect with themselves and others in an authentic and more intimate way.







0032: Bob Caren - Coach, Trainer, Speaker, Author and Facilitator

Bob Caren - shareyourstory podcast.jpeg

'If you tell the right story, you have the perfect voice for it'.

Bob Caren is a coach, a trainer, a speaker, an author and a facilitator. He works with clients in agriculture, information technology, pharmaceutical, retailing, engineering, fashion, advertising, events, banking, hair and beauty, entertainment, consulting, education and design and production.

Bob trains and coaches people in all areas of communication and presentation, self-management and self-confidence, selling, negotiation, persuasion and influence and organisational behaviour. He is a trained hypnotist.

His first book “No Rules: What if everything you knew about presentation was wrong?” was published in 2015.

His second book “If You’re Sitting Comfortably…” will be available in January 2018

No Rules: What If Everything You Knew About Presentation Was Wrong? Link: http://amzn.eu/gOowm3r 


When you invite to connect to Bob, please include a personal message.

0031: Michael-Don Smith - Speaker Trainer and Business Master-Coach

Michael-Don Smith - @stayingaliveuk podcast.jpeg

He has a rare breadth of experience having held leadership positions in military, Corporate, SME and Community organisations, including coaching senior officers and executives from leading organisations including: Specsavers, The Man Group, Scottish & Southern Electricity, Birmingham City Council, The Metropolitan Police and Barclay’s Bank.

Michael-Don says ‘You are your message’ and if you or your company are not achieving the results you want, effectively and elegantly, it is often down to communication and presentation. Those he works with develop their strategic business and communication skills to the highest level.





​0030: Marie-Hélène Fortin - Energy Healer, Angel Intuitive, Reiki Master and Author.

Marie-Hélène Fortin.jpeg

Marie-Hélene is a Reiki Master Practitioner, Energy Healer, Angel Intuitive™, an International Best Selling Author, Medium, and Empath. She has done much healing in her life, from multiple traumas to various life challenges. These ‘teachers’ have given her an empathic depth in her sessions, assisting clients in their healing. One soul at a time, she holds space for others to align to their Truth (body, mind & spirit). With a natural affinity to nature and its creatures, helping them heal is another huge part of her mission. She loves being a channel during her Reiki sessions for the life force energy to flow towards her clients, people or animals. She also enjoys working with the angelic realm and connecting with her client's angels to again work as a channel to deliver healing messages. 



0029: Joy Langley - The Thought Catcher, Counsellor, Life Coach, CBT Therapist and Emotional Skills Training for Men

Joy Langley podcast.jpeg

Joy Langley is a counsellor, life coach & cognitive behavioural therapist and an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy in the UK. She has helped individuals understand & challenge their unique emotional glitches for over a decade, re-igniting their desire for greater success in personal and business relationships confidence, courage and action-man-ability happiness & inner peace.

Joy began her therapy career in the public sector in 2005, assisting college teenagers and young adults through emotionally tense academic and personal issues.  

Joy says: 

“A personal problem is distressing whatever life-stage you are at. This is the main reason I focus on using easy-to understand language and tools, with a dose of humour to help psychological ideas stick."







0028: Kul Mahay - The Immersion Coach, helping leaders become Outstanding

Kul Mahay - Share Your Story Podcast.jpeg

"I want to change the world through the transformation of how people think."

Kul is a former senior police officer, having served at the highest levels of leadership for the past 20 years. 

He works with successful people to overcome challenges that they don’t want others to know about.  He has worked with clients around the world who have owned businesses or been in senior leadership positions. Outwardly, they had all the signs of success but inwardly they are all human and struggle with the same issues, predominantly most of which are manifested within our mind. 

He is the founder of one of the fastest growing inner leadership events in the UK, IGNITE YOUR INNER POTENTIAL™, which is part of his mission to help people and communities understand that they can live life on their own terms and very successfully at that. Kul says. “All we need to do is wake up from the trance that is our conditioning. I have done just that and there is no reason why anyone else couldn’t.”

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/ignite-your-inner-potential - January 21st, 2018






Smash The Habit: 16 Steps to a New Life - http://amzn.eu/05cQS3k

0027: Alan Smithson - Entrepreneur, Investor, Virtual / Augmented Reality Pioneer and DJ

Alan Smithson - Share Your Story Podcast.jpeg

Alan Smithson is an entrepreneur and investor who has always been on the cutting edge of emerging technologies. After graduating from University of Guelph with a Molecular Biology degree, Alan realized technology and music were his passions. He pursued a career in the DJ industry which developed into an AV Production & DJ Company, Star Productions Inc; leading to the creation of the EMULATOR, the world’s first touchscreen DJ System. His latest endeavor as Co-Founder & CEO of MetaVRse has entered him into the world of virtual and augmented reality experiences, becoming a leader in business applications for AR/VR and providing insight into this exploding field of technologies. Alan has been recognized as an industry pioneer, and was recently mentioned in an article on “10 Virtual Reality Leaders you should follow in 2016”. Equally comfortable behind a turntable or a group of Fortune 500 executives, Alan continues to evolve MetaVRse and its innovations, and is working on his third book, “Immersive Technology for Business”.






0026: Deb Hawken - Life Coach, NLP Practitioner, Psychic Medium, Writer and Inspirational Speaker

Podcast Promo Release Deb Hawken.001.jpeg

This is going to be an unusual podcast, longer than normal and unusual because we’re talking about the route to happiness amongst other things of course. Hearing about Deb’s journey from the depths of despair to helping others , if they wish to, explore their own journey towards happiness. 

In Deb’s own words:

I am my work, and helping you is my dream; standing beside you is my dream; believing in you and supporting you, that is my dream; seeing you happy, that's my dream of dreams. That and more foreign travel, more cats and dogs (don't tell my husband), chocolate, days out, dancing, plays and shows, writing, and much more.  I have so many reasons to feel inspired and enthusiastic about my life.  That's what I want to offer you.  Plus the inner strength to stand your ground when you need to, and the mind space to be able to create and define your own life.  And peace, always inner peace and smiles….lots of smiles. 








Who am I, Where am I, What is this Place?: And when can I start screaming? 
by Deb Hawken - http://amzn.eu/74i8rDJ

0025: Carmen Capuano - Author of Chick-Lit | Thrillers | Sci-fi | Childrens books

Podcast Promo Release.001.jpeg

Carmen Capuano was born in 1966, in Govan, Glasgow and is of Italian and Spanish descent. She left her native Scotland at the age of eighteen to seek her fortune in London. A full and varied career saw her tread the boards as a musical theatre performer, before undertaking such diverse jobs as a primary school teacher and veterinary assistant in Birmingham. She now lives in the small Worcestershire town of Bromsgrove. Interested in writing from an early age, it was only when she had her own children that she found her enthusiasm for story telling had not waned in any way and was still as alive and enticing as ever. "For me, writing is as essential to the soul as breathing is to the body."

The author lives in a big Californian mansion overlooking the sea, where she rides one of her seven horses on the sand every day, and her butler brings her Pina Coladas to sip… is that what you expected to hear? Ok, so back to reality then.

The author lives in Bromsgrove, a small town in the English Midlands. Originally from Glasgow, she came to England in the expectation of a better climate and less hills. Now 45 and with three young children in tow, she is forced to keep a sense of humour about life.






0024: Rachel Jones - Senior IT Project Manager and Change Coach

Podcast Promo Release.001.jpeg

During her 19 year career as an employee in large multinational corporations she not only survived but thrived during inevitable periods of change. First hand experience of working through acquisitions, mergers and separations, coupled with change she instigated to take her career into new roles and business sectors, which has enabled her to grow a unique skillset that she can draw upon to help clients with their own change journeys – either business or personal. 

People development, coaching and mentoring are passions of hers.

Outside of work, you will mostly find her writing, working towards her 3rd Dan Blackbelt in Tang Soo Do or volunteering. In 2016 she climbed to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar raising £10600 for the Steve Prescott Foundation. She is also an active member of Rotary International.





0023: Phil Jones - International Business Speaker and Author

Podcast Promo Release - Phil Jones.001.jpeg

As the author of five separate best-selling books and the youngest ever winner of coveted ‘Sales Trainer of The Year’ award, Phil M Jones is currently one of the most in demand speakers on the planet. 

Phil’s famous for his powerful “Magic Words” and his highly engaging, dry British approach to what is often a subject that is littered with hype and power-hungry “gurus.” 

By teaching “Exactly what to say” and the power of using what he calls his “Magic Words” in order to increase influence and persuasion, he inspires audiences and they walk away with a new perception of sales, armed with proven skills and an insatiable hunger to put their new learnings into action.







0022: Preet Dev - Transformational Skills Coach, Public Speaker

Podcast Promo Release Preet.001.jpeg

Preet is serving the community by supporting individuals or teams find their truest inner-self by self-enquiry, in order to enable them to reach their highest potential. She will coach you to make sense of real life's odd situations and take significance out of them so that you can learn lessons from the situations and grow stronger. Her natural feminine leadership qualities are highly influential for individuals to meet their best potential.

“Her mission is to nurture and sustain every individual who connects with her by any means. She demonstrates true love and integrity in action by providing spiritual insights on life, having done her inner work. She cares for the spiritual development of humans and the environment.”




Reference was made to Angad Paul in the podcast, you may be interested in reading what happened to him.


0021: Adam Houlahan - Digital Marketer, Author and Body Double

Adam Houlahan is an International Keynote Speaker specialising in Social Media for business, and CEO of the highly successful boutique agency, Web Traffic That Works. He lives in Australia’s famous tourist destination the Gold Coast Queensland, and is considered to be one of Australia’s leading experts in harnessing the power of Linkedin for business. Over 12,200 people globally have sought his skill and insights to leverage the power of LinkedIn for their businesses.

Adam is also an Australian Brand Ambassador for Microsoft. He consults on Social Media to private clients in Australia, New Zealand, North America, The Middle East and Singapore. His work as CEO and owner of 6 successful companies has given him the hands-on experience to understand business from the inside.

Adam believes real and meaningful change comes through the world’s entrepreneurs. His purpose is to provide their businesses with powerful tools to grow and accelerate their global footprint. And that together we can make a huge impact!





0020: Hamilton Perkins - Young Entrepreneur and Environmentalist

Hamilton is the founder and President of Hamilton Perkins Collection, an e-commerce retailer, offering designer travel bags at an affordable price, while holding the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

Hamilton Perkins Collection has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The Washington Post, and Money Magazine.  Hamilton Perkins Collection has hosted trunk shows at Bloomingdale’s and was the winner of the 2016 Virginia Velocity Tour business pitch competition hosted by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.   

Prior to starting Hamilton Perkins Collection, Hamilton was an Investment Advisor at Merrill Lynch and, earlier, worked as an Analyst at Bank of America.  

He has also served in a leadership capacity with various non-profit organizations and has been recognized for his volunteer work and service hours assisting low-income populations.

Hamilton is also a contributing blogger for The Huffington Post.  He is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a degree in Business Administration and he earned his M.B.A. from William and Mary.


Use coupon code 'stayingaliveuk' at checkout to receive 10% discount on your earth bag.  Thank you Hamilton!