EMJ is delighted to present ‘Gold with Gore’, a pioneering podcast series hosted by EMJ Founder, Spencer Gore. Throughout these episodes, Spencer explores the mindset of inspirational and gold medal winning guests across sport, business, technology, and entrepreneurship to understand how they reached the top of their fields.
EMJ has ten values that everyone is aligned with, and one of these is ‘Gold Medal Winning’, which is about being the best version of yourself and also empowers a culture that propels our mission of elevating the quality of healthcare globally. Discovering how these gold medal winning guests achieved their success provides a fascinating, first-hand insight into their motivations and approaches, and we hope to captivate and inspire personal growth and development. We hope you enjoy the series, get inspired, and, ultimately, go for gold!
If you would like help on your gold medal winning journey, reach out to EMJ at [email protected].
Ep15 – High Performance Mindset with Damian Hughes (Part 02)
This week on Gold with Gore, Spencer is again joined by Damian Hughes, an international speaker, a bestselling author, and co-host of the ‘High Performance’ podcast. In the second part of their discussion, they speak about the formula for success in high performers, which of his guests have had the biggest impact on him, approaches to building teamship, and living a life that is ‘on purpose’.
Ep14 – High Performance Mindset with Damian Hughes (Part 01)
This week on Gold with Gore, Spencer is joined by Damian Hughes, an international speaker, a bestselling author, and co-host of the ‘High Performance’ podcast. In the first part of their discussion, the pair speak about key influences in Damian’s early life, how his interest in psychology was sparked, and the non-negotiable behaviours he swears by.
Ep13 – Football Player to Financial Planner with Robbie Simpson (Part 02)
On this episode of Gold with Gore, Spencer is once again joined by Robbie Simpson, former football player and current Manager of Chelmsford City Football Club. The pair discuss what inspired Simpson to found ‘Life after Professional Sport’ and wealth management company RS19; the importance of purpose, and how losing this affects people; and crossovers between the management of a football team and a business. They also consider Simpson’s goals for the future in each of his roles.
Ep12 – Football Player to Financial Planner with Robbie Simpson (Part 01)
In this episode of Gold with Gore, Spencer is joined by Robbie Simpson, a former football player and current Manager of Chelmsford City Football Club. He is also the Co-founder of Life After Professional Sport (LAPS), which helps former sports stars to find new careers, and Founder of RS19 Ltd, a financial planning and wealth management company. Robbie discusses his drives, what made him become a better player, and how he lacked support in finding a new career when he decided to retire.
Ep11 – Putting the “Cult” in “Culture” with Simon Leslie (Part 02)
In the second part of Spencer’s chat with Simon Leslie, Founder and CEO of Ink Global, the pair discuss how new opportunities for business can be found in challenges, as well as why Leslie invited over 50 speakers to speak to his sales team, and which is the biggest lesson he learnt from them. They also talk about the importance of seeking opportunities in different places, and what’s next for Leslie and his company.
Ep10 – Putting the “Cult” in “Culture” with Simon Leslie (Part 01)
In this episode, Spencer is joined by Simon Leslie, Founder and CEO of Ink Global, the world’s leading travel media company. The pair discuss Leslie’s decision to produce in-flight magazines and to start a business, as well as the importance of creativity and thinking differently when it comes to leading a company. They further discuss how different challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have affected Ink Global, and the importance of a company’s culture when working through challenges.
Ep09 – World Champion Mentality with Anna Hemmings (Part 02)
This week on Gold with Gore, Spencer is again joined by Anna Hemmings, six-time world champion, two-time Olympian, and Founding Director of Beyond the Barriers, a high-performance consultancy offering professional training and coaching. They discuss the importance of learning to control your own response in difficult situations, the power of giving and receiving feedback, and how changing your environment can improve your success.
Ep08 – World Champion Mentality with Anna Hemmings (Part 01)
In part 1 of this episode of Gold with Gore, Anna Hemmings, six-time world champion, two-time Olympian, Founding Director of Beyond the Barriers, a high-performance consultancy offering professional training and coaching, joins Spencer to share insights into her career as Britain’s most successful female marathon kayakist. They discuss how the power of Hemmings’ mindset and passion for her sport launched her to the top of her field, and how this allowed her to work through a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome to bounce back and regain her status as the world leader at the Marathon Racing World Championships in Perth, Australia, in 2005.
Ep07 – The Importance of Risk Taking with Maximilian Bittner (Part 02)
This week, Spencer Gore is once again joined by Maximilian Bittner, CEO of Vestiaire Collective, a leading global online marketplace for pre-loved fashion. In the second part of this two-part episode, the pair discuss Max’s previous work as a consultant and what led to his decision to start his first business, Lazada. Max also explains how the business grew to become a unicorn company. The pair further explore imposter syndrome and work-life balance when running a company, as well as Max’s role at Vestiaire Collective, and goals for the future.
Ep06 – The Importance of Risk Taking with Maximilian Bittner (Part 01)
On this episode of Gold with Gore, Spencer is joined by Maximilian Bittner, CEO of Vestiaire Collective, a leading global online marketplace for pre-loved fashion. The pair discuss the paths to becoming an entrepreneur, how work ethic and confidence influence decisions, and the importance of taking risks. Further topics of discussion include how their childhood and education impacted their future life, and their university experience.
Ep05 – Empowering Others to Succeed with Pete Rabey (Part 02)
This week, Spencer is once again joined by Pete Rabey, CEO and co-founder of the X4 Group, and host of the Leadership Learns Podcast. In this episode, Rabey discusses the biggest challenges he is facing after jumping from co-founder and Director to CEO of his company. The pair also discuss how a company can keep their culture going throughout different offices and in different countries, how to cultivate a culture that aligns with the company’s vision, and the importance of values in this process. Furthermore, they explore the impact of company culture on employee engagement.
Ep04 – Empowering Others to Succeed with Pete Rabey (Part 01)
In this episode of Gold with Gore, Pete Rabey, CEO and co-founder of the X4 Group, and host of the Leadership Learns Podcast, joins Spencer to share insights into his company. X4 Group’s aim is to advise on and empower clients through consultative solutions that support their organisational aims. Rabey shares what inspired him to start his own business, how growth influences the way decisions are made in the company, and the mindset that helps them to achieve their goals.
Ep03 – Bouncing Back from Failure with Eric Partaker
On this episode of Gold with Gore, Spencer is joined by Eric Partaker, an entrepreneur, coach, and mentor for chief executive officers, and the author of the bestselling book The 3 Alarms. Partaker delves into his history and the work ethic taught by his parents, which influenced his career and life. While discussing his relentlessness, Partaker explains how he ended up in the UK, and how missing Mexican food led him to co-find the restaurant chain, Chilango! Partaker not only details his successes, but also openly outlines the challenges and failures he has faced and how, with a forward-thinking mindset, they proved to be significant learning points.
Ep02 – Scaling Up with the “Transition Guy” Peter Boolkah
Award-winning business coach, speaker, and entrepreneur Peter Boolkah shares his insights with Spencer this week in this episode of Gold with Gore. Peter is Founder of Peter Boolkah Business Coach and is the proclaimed ‘Transition Guy’, supporting business owners, top level executives and organisations navigate their next level growth successfully. The pair discuss Peter’s experiences working to scale-up and transition companies and touch on different business growth models, frameworks, motivations, and mindsets. They also compare notes on some of the helpful books they have read and incorporated to help build successful teams.
Ep01 – Resilience in Entrepreneurship with Robbie Cowling
In this episode, Spencer hosts award-winning founder of JobServe, and Chairman of Colchester United Football Club, Robbie Cowling. This podcast looks at how he built his gold medal winning career, including how he came to establish JobServe, and subsequently buy Colchester United Football Club. They also explore a deeper dive into the driving forces behind his success, and the resilience required to overcome challenges such as the dot-com crash, recessions, and the COVID-19 pandemic.