EP #0029 Paul Sloane

Paul Sloane is an author and speaker on lateral thinking and innovation. His latest book, published by Kogan Page, is entitled Lateral Thinking for Every Day. He has over 40, 000 followers on Twitter, and his TEDx talk, Are You Open Minded?, has over 150,000 views on YouTube, which I highly recommend, as it is both entertaining and thought provoking.

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EP #0028 Boris Cherniak

Boris Cherniak is a comedy hypnotist, global keynote speaker, and author of You Can Do Anything. His performance blends hilarious interactive entertainment with team building while addressing mental health.

Boris has appeared on Maury, The Robert Irvine Show, The Howie Mandel Show, The Vegas Show, Comics, The Casino, and Just for Last Festival and Boston Comedy Festival. He has headlined on the Las Vegas Strip, entertained troops in Afghanistan and Kuwait, and empowered women at a leadership conference in Dubai.

Boris has presented at TEDx and awarded titles of Global Leader, Global Guru. An Entertainer of the Year repeatedly. The passion for which Boris takes the stage is engaging and contagious, while the impact is unforgettable.

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EP #0027 Chip Colquhoun

Chip Colquhoun began his storytelling professionally in 2007.

He’s since performed in 10 countries, presented traditional tales for the Oxford Reading Tree, the world’s most renowned program for teaching kids to read, performed regularly at Glastonbury, the UK’s biggest music festival, and represented the Roald Dahl Story Museum on TV.

He also wrote the EU’s guidance on using storytelling in schools and has recently begun assisting the UK’s government’s departments for education to train teachers in using storytelling, specifically to inspire kids to read for pleasure. He lives in the former residence of Samuel Pepys, England’s most famous diarist in the geographically lowest lands in England with his wife Emma and kitten Tito.

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EP #0026 Adrian Hui

Adrian Hui brings a melting pot of experience from multiple industries and countries, from Canada to the EU, and in the Asia Pacific region. As a native English speaking business graduate and writer, as well as a fluent speaker of Cantonese and Mandarin, He builds bridges for communication between both Western and Eastern content narratives.

Specializing in brand storytelling, he utilizes his wordsmithing skills to optimize lead generating strategies that translate across all mediums, from corporate blogs, C suites, through leadership [00:02:00] and PR releases to packaging copy. SEO, web content, and social media. He has a knack for breaking down complex ideas and details into easily digestible content deliverables for Fortune 500 companies and startup SMEs alike.

Presently, he is the content arm of an integrated marketing agency, generating long and short form content as well as overarching branding strategies for existing clients and new business pitches. He consults clients across various industries, dimensions, including fintech, robotics, cloud computing, cybersecurity, logistics, telecom, software, cross brand, cross platform messaging, hospitality, property management, and more.

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EP #0025 Angela Mutegi

Angela Motegi is a Development Communication Specialist with over 15 years of experience working with various international and regional development organisations focusing on communication, research and strategies for social impact.

She currently runs Purple Frames, a development communication consultancy firm based in Nairobi, Kenya and supporting organisations and communities across Africa.

Angela is passionate about social and environmental justice. And she is most happy when helping developed conscious organizations, communities and individuals to achieve impact and visibility for their causes through storytelling and participatory communication approaches.

Angela has been successful in integrating storytelling, media and development communication techniques for social impact, focusing on a wide range of development issues such as agriculture, health, waste management, just to mention a few, for behavior change, research, social mobilization and advocacy.

In addition to a professional experience, Angela has a Master of Arts degree in Development Communication and Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, Public Relations and Electronic Media.

Angela has been learning to dance salsa for the better part of her adult life, even though she cannot dance beyond the intermediate level.

In her next life, Angela hopes to be a cello player, even though at the moment she cannot play a musical instrument to save her life.

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EP #0024 Christia Madacsi

Christia Madacsi Hoffman is a brand storyteller and consultant with expertise developing concepts and crafting messaging across media channels from print to web to video. She helps her clients tell the story of their business and brand through verbal identity development, full service copywriting, and done with you copy coaching that communicates their unique value and niche in the marketplace.

As a creativity coach, Christia works with leaders, innovators, and founders who are ready to connect with their inner artist. As a lifelong creative professional, she draws on her experience as a brand writer, publications designer, published poet, and working actor to help her clients establish structures that support creative practices, so they can experience greater meaning, fulfillment, and prosperity in their business and life.

Based in Austin, Texas, Chrystia maintains a regular poetry practice, and she is the author of two full length collections of poetry and everyday courage.

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EP #0023 Sandra Risser

Sandra Risser is a funny, sexy for her age, and irreverent. She believes in the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus, and clean underwear. Audiences of all ages love her tales of growing up in the golden age of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Sandra enthrals audiences with stories about her misspent youth, young adult antics, and middle aged adventures.

Sharing stories about her ex husband living with essential tremors and growing older. As she says, I’m not old, I’m used. She featured in A list clubs and headlines in clubs, casinos, and other venues across the United States. Sandra performed one woman shows at the Edinburgh, Scotland, Brighton, England, and Santa Cruz, California Fringe Festivals.

She took second place in the World Series of Comedy in Atlanta and Sarasota, and won Funniest Comedian in the Valley competitions. 

Sandra is featured for nationally touring comedians such as Rocky Laporte, Chris Catton and Mike E. Winfield. The San Francisco Chronicle named her as one of six Bay Area comedians to be sure to see.

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EP #0022 Ouwatosin Ogunjuyigbe

Oluwatosin Ogunjuyigbeis a business storyteller and content developer at Ventures Africa, one of the continent’s leading business media platforms.

He is passionate about finance and technology and spotlights the people, trends, and events that reflect an evolving Africa.

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EP #0021 Anne E Stewart

Anne E Stewart is an acclaimed storyteller with an international Reputation a versatile performer and has the energy and voice to engage any audience.

Her focus is on the shared stories of Australia honoring indigenous Celtic Asian and world stories An invited guest at storytelling festivals throughout Australia, the UK, Mexico and Colombia, Iran and East Timor.

Anne has also been commissioned to write stories for various cultural institutions including the National Museum of Australia, the Art Gallery of Ballarat, the University of Ballarat, the Drum King Gallery Art Collection and the Melbourne City Council. She has researched, written and produced stories for ABC Radio and appeared on several television programs including the groundbreaking children’s program Liftoff, and as a consummate SMC with an engaging style.

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EP #0020 Rodney Marks

Rodney Marks is a comedian. His character is over explained, but not very well. He has over three and a half thousand live comedy performances under his belt, and a repertoire of over 350 characters. Rodney has been earning his living as a comic for 30 plus years and has performed in 11 countries.

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