Tessy Antony De Nassau's Zoom O'Clock

Tessy Antony De Nassau

This wide-ranging podcast series aims to provide access to a more personal perspective on the work of global figures and everyday heroes. It celebrates humanity and the work we do in order to make this world safer, more diverse, just, fun, and empowering to all, and aims to inspire the listener to look at global topics with fresh eyes and sometimes even learn about domains one would never hear about any other way. A podcast that connects the dots and inspires thought.

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Djuna Bernard is a Luxembourgish MP at the Green party. She is the youngest MP in Parliament as well as the Vice President of Parliament. She is also the Coordinator of the WOSM Area of operation : "Spreading our message" and the Board Member of Mérite Jeunesse LuxembourgIn her spare time she is also an active Scout.www.chd.luwww.fnel.luwww.greng.lu

Nov 27

30 min 9 sec

Mrs Biliana Sirakova, EU Youth Coordinator at the European Commission in Bruxelles.9 Opportunities for young Europeans | by European Commission | Oct, 2021 | Mediumhttps://europeancommission.medium.com/9-opportunities-for-young-europeans-53a91b8d134bEuropean Youth Portal | European Youth Portal (europa.eu)https://europa.eu/youth/home_enhttps://futureu.europa.eu/#TheGreenTrack (europa.eu)

Nov 13

24 min 26 sec

Did you know that almost every medication approved by the FDA was tested prior on animals?Did you ever wonder why we still use animal testing?What is cell therapy? and why it does not work yet.Dolly the Sheep and many many other topics.Todays interview question will be answered by:Dr. Ruslan Rust comes originally from Belarus and grew up in Germany. He moved to Switzerland for his PhD at the ETH in neuroscience. Now he is group leader at the university of Zurich and works in the field of cell therapy for brain regeneration.The 3RCC:https://www.swiss3rcc.org/en/The book:The Idea of the Brain: A HistoryMatthew Hobb

Nov 2

39 min 53 sec

Peter Augustin started of as an electrician and employee at Saturn, a media shop in Germany. He then decided to build his own business with two friends at the young age of 19 years old. By age 29 this business, knows as Inode had 300 employees, a yearly revenue of 50 million euro, and around 100.000 clients. This business was sold for around 95 Mio Euro.He then started to invest successfully into real estate with a return of around 30 Mio Euro.Peter is now a well established startup investor and Investor into Venture Funds. His latest busing is around Web3 in real estate security tokens and other digital assets.  

Oct 20

22 min 36 sec

Confidence expert Lizi Jackson-Barrett is a coach, a bestselling author and a TEDx speaker. She struggled with a lifetime of self-doubt and negative body image before losing her hair at forty and learning what it truly means to love herself and show up in the world with genuine confidence. Featured widely in the UK media, including Marie Claire, Huffpost, YOU Magazine and BBC Radio and TV, Lizi knows from personal experience how increasing your confidence can transform your life – often in ways you’d never imagined.https://www.lizijacksonbarrett.com/aboutHer Book:https://www.amazon.com/How-Feel-Beautiful-Lizi-Jackson-Barrett/dp/1916267114

Jul 25

30 min 43 sec

Thomas was studying Industrial Design at Loughborough University when he read a UN report toting insects as the future of sustainable agriculture and food.Thomas spent a year researching potential solutions and designed compact insect growing pods - empowering people to grow an affordable, sustainable and continuous source of mealworm protein in their home. In Thomas words:"We launched on Kickstarter in 2020 and were fully funded in 7 hours.Our mission at BeoBia is fully aligned with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Our primary focus is on SDG 2 ‘zero hunger’, SDG 12 ‘responsible consumption and production’, and SDG 13 ‘climate change’.Our insect pods aren’t just functional and beautiful. They are also good for the planet! We’re now looking to grow and scale our manufacture capabilities to meet retailer demand!We are BeoBia and we are the future of sustainable pet feed.BeoBia means ‘food for life’ in Irish Gaelic.  The meaning embodies our belief that we can produce sustainable resources without compromising our planet. We manufacture eco-growing pods for people’s homes.  Our growing pods harness insect power to recycle users’ food waste and convert it into pet food and plant fertilizer. Empowering people to create their own source of affordable and sustainable pet feed."https://www.instagram.com/beobia/https://www.beobia.com

Jul 21

25 min 53 sec

A former teacher, Nancy has become a recognized leader in transformative education and named one of the top 100 leaders in STEM education, serving as a featured speaker at national and international conferences. Her presentations include TED,  MIT, and, the Global Competitiveness Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She also presented at the Global Diversity Leadership Conference at Harvard University and the National Modeling and Simulation Coalition conference in Washington, D.C. Nancy has also testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology detailing how the Conrad Foundation exemplifies the use of partnership to improve STEM education. She is the wife of late astronaut Pete Conrad, who during the Apollo 12 mission became the third man to walk on the Moon.https://www.conradchallenge.org/board-of-directorshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgqI7o689BUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9BfQ6GbuhQ

Jul 11

26 min 44 sec

Her Highness is working towards a Positive and Peaceful Arab region with these initiatives and social enterprises:@intisarsfoundation 2018 The only NGO focused on the mental health of Women affected by War. Using Drama therapy to support and empower women to bring Peace within themselves, their families, communities and ultimately the Arab World.@Alnowair - (2013) First initiative in the Middle East to simplify Positive Psychology into easy and implementable exercises and tools to develop a Positive mindset.@bareec ( 2016) The First Positive Psychology school Curriculum implemented in the Middle East. Officially part of the National Development Plan for the State of Kuwait (New Kuwait) @Prismologie - The first Beauty brand in the world to use colour therapy to increase wellbeing @Intisars - A Jewellery brand that connects its wearer to themselves and grow self love. Also the first jewellery brand to donate 50% of its proceeds to a charity that supports women psychologically. Follow her initiatives on Instagram :@intisaralsabah @intisarfoundation @al_nowair@intisars @mybareec@prismologie@ebbarra @prismologieme@boomerangq8@ardh.alnowair

Jun 28

34 min 7 sec

Leonor Stjepic is multi-award winning CEO. In June of 2018, she became CEO of Montessori St Nicholas, after ten years as CEO of RAFT (Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust). During her time at RAFT, Leonor spun out a corporate company called Smart Matrix Ltd and was CEO of both the company and the charity in parallel.Named Most Innovative CEO 2017 in the Not for Profit Sector by Business Worldwide and Female CEO of the Year 2017 by Acquisition International. Leonor was also named Global ACQ5 Gamechanger of the Year UK 2016 and won a Silver Award Stevies Women in Business Awards 2015. Finalist in the First Women awards for First Women in Science 2016.Under her leadership, RAFT and Smart Matrix Ltd have also won six national and international awards. Although she has spent 22 years charity sector, Leonor had 15 years of commercial experience before that, in the private sector, including running her own consultancy helping SMEs to grow their businesses in the UK, Spain and Portugal.Wanting to use her business and entrepreneurial skills to make a charitable impact, Leonor has always thought of herself as a ‘charity entrepreneur’.

Jun 21

26 min 26 sec

As a psychotherapist (FSP, federally recognized), Dr. phil. in Clinical Sexology (AACS, USA) and Clinical Sexologist (ISI), She has been working in her own sex therapy and psychotherapy practice since 2008. After 13 years at ZiSMed, she moved into her own practice in the summer of 2020. She is a member of the professional association FSP, the ZÜPP (Zurich branch of the Federation of Swiss Psychologists), the SPVKS (Swiss Psychologists Association of Clinical Sexologists), the ESSM (European Society for Sexual Medicine) and the SGGPsy (Swiss Society for Health Psychology). In addition to her practice, She regularly hold courses, lectures and workshops and she has teaching assignments at various institutions. She also works as a psychologist for Parship. Not everyone can make it to Zurich in person, however, so she has also been offering remote consultations for a number of years. With her increasingly global reputation and fluent English, she now consult with clients from all over the country (online therapy). A recognized expert in sexuality, partnership, and successful relationships, She is a regular contributor for many well-known  various newspapers (online and print), columns and blogs (Galaxus, Any working Mom). German-speaking listeners can also tune in weekly to hear my segment on Swiss Radio 1. https://en.daniaschiftan.ch

Jun 17

29 min 44 sec

Lane Rebelo, LCSW, is the author of the bestselling Baby Sign Language Made Easy, The Complete Guide to Baby Sign Language, and My First Book of Baby Signs. She is the founder of Tiny Signs®, an award-winning baby sign language program. As a licensed social worker, Lane worked for many years with families in the Boston area. Lane began studying American Sign Language in 2006 after her first baby was born and was amazed by all she had to say. She lives with her husband and two children in MetroWest Boston.Tiny Signs website: https://tinysigns.com/Free Quick Start Guide: https://tinysigns.com/start/Tiny Signs on IG: @tinysigns    Baby sign language research: https://tinysigns.com/baby-sign-language-research/Baby sign language and bilingual babies:  https://tinysigns.com/baby-sign-language-and-your-bilingual-baby/Information about my books can be found here: https://tinysigns.com/resources/The Quick Start Guide: https://tinysigns.com/start/

Jun 14

33 min 12 sec

SDG 5 Advocate and Financial Justice Champion Award Winner 2018 (The Bridge, Berlin). Author of “Women and Risk” (2018) and “A Smart Way To Start”, a rhymed books series on money, equality & sustainability for kids: ‪www.smartwaytostart.com‬As senior leader with 20 years experience in Finance, She is passionate about driving innovation to make private capital a force for good. She founded and led a groundbreaking global program to better serve female clients and make gender equality investable, building an award winning team. The program facilitated hundreds of millions of investments in SDG 5.She holds a doctorate with highest honors in Political Economy from Fribourg University and a degree in economic policy and econometrics. She is quadrilingual and is  a frequent speaker at international conferences, with over two decades of experience in economic gender equality.

Jun 7

26 min 39 sec

Berthold Karlic is a serial Entrepreneur, Innovation Scout, Tech Enthusiast, Digital Transformation Expert, Business Developer, Business Angel, Venture Capital Expert and Corporate Finance expert, with international experience.He is the Founder and MP of Venionaire Capital.https://www.venionaire.comPresident of the European Super Angels Club. https://superangels.clubFounder and Academic Board of the Business Angel Institute.https://businessangelinstitute.orgEntrepreneur in Residence at DealMatrix.https://dealmatrix.comMD of Motec Ventures.MD of Iridum Family Office GMBH among many other positions and work experiences.Links as discussed in the podcast: Top 3 tech startups to watch in 2021:1) My Bioma :https://www.mybioma.com/en/2) MONKEE:https://monkee.rocks3) FLOVTEC:https://www.flovtec.comWhat people say about him:"Berthold loves visionary thinking and combines it with profoundfinancial knowledge. Working with him was both instructive andchallenging. What sets him apart is his quick apprehension andrhetoric talent.""I know Berthold through his work in the Business Angel Institute. I found him extremely professional with deep knowledge in the startups investment. I am impressed with his top quality network in the startups investment world. He introduced to us valuable contacts in Europe. I am looking forward to continue the development of our partnership in the business Angel Institute in the whole Arab world."

May 26

30 min 19 sec

Mr. Nasir Zubairi  is CEO of The LHoFT - The Luxembourg House of Financial Technology, a public/private sector initiative to drive fintech innovation in Luxembourg. Nasir has worked in Financial Services for nearly 20 years and is a member on the Forbes Councils. He spent 13 years working within Capital Markets at RBS, ICAP, HSBC and EBS. He has been immersed in the Fintech and startup sector for the past six years. As an entrepreneur, Nasir has built multiple Fintech businesses across verticals. He has advised the boards of leading financial institutions, central banks and governments. Nasir is included in the “Top 40 innovators shaping the future of financial services -2014” by The Wall Street Journal/Financial News. Nasir has a BSc from the London School of Economics and is a Sloan Fellow from London Business School.https://lhoft.com/en/https://www.crunchbase.com/person/nasir-zubairihttps://profiles.forbes.com/members/finance/profile/Nasir-Zubairi-CEO-The-LHoFT-Foundation/e5f1e093-3261-4d40-9f2a-69f8b840e51e

May 6

30 min 29 sec

Dr. Monti is the founding director and now chief executive officer of the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health- Jefferson Health. He is Professor and founding Chair of the historic, first-ever Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University.Dr. Monti works closely with his superb colleagues in the institute and department to continuously expand, refine, and define Integrative Medicine at Jefferson, including innovative clinical programs of excellence, cutting edge medical education, and world-class research. Dr. Monti has dozens of journal publications, international presentations, and media appearances. His newest book, Tapestry of Health, was co-written with Dr. Bazzan and will be released in August 2020.https://marcusinstitute.jeffersonhealth.org/about/staff/physicians-clinical-faculty/daniel-monti.html

Apr 22

21 min 37 sec

OUR SEDENTARY AND CUSHIONED LIFESTYLES ARE MAKING US AND OUR PLANET SICKFounded in 2012 by two seventh-generation cobblers, Galahad and Asher Clark, Vivobarefoot is based on one simple insight - barefoot footwear is sustainable footwear. A Vivobarefoot product or experience is one that literally brings us closer to nature - regenerating our physical, social and spiritual health and the natural world.We believe:The closer people are to nature, the more they will protect it.The natural world is the only real model of sustainability.Barefoot shoes are the only shoes that are healthy for us and the planet.LIVEBAREFOOT FOUNDATIONMore than ever, the world needs transparent and accountable businesses with a social mission to benefit the world at their core.The Livebarefoot Foundation is our in-house incubation hub for social and environmental initiatives that pioneer regeneration solutions for environmental and social problems. Our long-term goal is to be the world's leading impact investment hub for regeneration. BAREFOOTThe human foot is a biomechanical masterpiece; when left to its own devices it can thrive doing everything from walking and running to jumping and dancing, but by cramming it in a modern shoe - cushioned, narrow and rigid - negates its natural strength and function. Our feet are our foundation connecting us to the earth, they should not be compromised.All Vivobarefoot footwear is designed to be Wide, Thin and Flexible: as close to barefoot as possible. They promote your foot's natural strength and movement. Allowing you to feel the ground beneath your feet.There is a powerful sensory connection between the feet and the brain and thus, our movement and place in the world. A Vivobarefoot shoe reconnects you to the world around you, literally bringing you closer to nature.https://www.vivobarefoot.com/uk/about-us-vivo

Mar 22

29 min 43 sec

Lotte Verbeek (born 24 June 1982) is a Dutch actress, dancer and model. She is best known for her role as Giulia Farnese in The Borgias television series created by Neil Jordan, and as Geillis Duncan in the Starz series Outlander.After completing high school, Verbeek started her acting career performing lead roles in Dutch movies such as Moes (2006) and LEFT (2007), in which she plays five double roles.[2]In 2009, she won the Leopard for best actress at the Locarno International Film Festival for her role of Anne in Nothing Personal, a Dutch movie directed by Urszula Antoniak.[3][4]For the same part she was also the recipient of the best actress award at the International Film Festival of Marrakech 2009 and was nominated as best actress for the Golden Calfat the Netherlands Film Festival.In 2010, Verbeek received the Shooting Stars Award, the annual acting award for up-and-coming actors by European Film Promotion, at the Berlin International Film Festival.[6] In the same year she was cast in Le Ragazze dello Swing (The Swing Girls), an award-winning Italian mini-series based on the Trio Lescano story. For her main role as Judith Leschan she received a Golden Nymph award for best actress alongside Andrea Osvart and Elise Schaap at Monte-Carlo Television Festival 2011.

Mar 9

14 min 54 sec

Michelle Icard (pronounced IKE-urd) is a speaker, author, and educator who helps kids, parents, and teachers navigate the complicated social world of early adolescence. Her latest book, Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen (Harmony/Random House 2021) guides readers through the fourteen essential conversations parents need to have with their kids before they start high school. Her first book, Middle School Makeover: Improving the Way You and Your Child Experience the Middle School Years, is a primer for the social and emotional changes parents and kids navigate when mid-life meets middle school under one roof.Michelle is a member of the TODAY Show parenting team and NBC News Learn. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, CNN, Time, and People Magazine. Her middle school leadership programs, Athena’s Path & Hero’s Pursuit, have been implemented at schools across the country and she speaks around the globe at schools and parenting events.https://michelleicard.com/speaker-bio/

Mar 3

22 min 15 sec

Channel 4 launched a brand new documentary series called The Sex Clinic in 2019 as they set out to change the way we perceive STI’s.The investigative series proved a hit with audiences, particularly the 16-25 age range, as E4’s team of five experts educated and entertained viewers on everything from baby-making myths, safe sex practice and relationship issues.Now back for a second series – airing every Monday night from February 24th – bright-haired host Sarah Mulindwa will a key cog in the series, turning awkward questions into silky smooth conversation starters.

Feb 14

23 min 52 sec

Olivia is the founder and CEO of Restless Network (previously Restless Magazine), a U.K. and U.S. facing app, media platform, and social enterprise. After a shocking personal experiences made her realize how few resources there are for women, she set out to build a solution designed to empower through information and connection. Launched last year, She has built a publication based on informative and bold journalism that doesn't shy away from difficult subjects.Her most recent launch, the Restless Network App, has pushed Restless beyond the traditional publication business model. Fusing content creation, tech, and community, They are a new kind of business meeting which addresses the needs of women all over the world.Donating to a different charity each month, Restless prioritizes social good and profit equally, resulting in a company and social movement for people who are interested in challenging the status quo. Along with being a business woman, editor, writer, and speaker, Olivia is an advocate for sexual assault survivors and she is currently working to improve California law surrounding this issue. https://restlessnetwork.com/​

Feb 11

27 min 25 sec

"Investment is no longer about putting your money somewhere and waiting for returns. The future savvy investor needs to commit to the business model, comprehend the driving force behind it & relish the innovation his contribution brings - and of course - enjoy the money."Frank is an experienced serial entrepreneur with a Masters degree in electrical engineering and strong leadership skills. He was Co-founder and first president of ETH Juniors during his time at ETH Zurich. Frank built his second company over 16 years from 3 to 600 employees. He is also a longterm member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and Young Presidents' Organization (YPO).Frank is also the founder of Floessel Consulting that aims at coaching senior management and startups on how to scale their business, marketing and all other topics a corporate needs to address.  Previously he was the Founder of CBA Finance, and was the CEO of Ask-The-Circle (ATC) a family office club with 300 multi-billion families. Frank founded and lead Tempbrain AG, which later sold to Callpoint. Frank was nominated and a finalist twice for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003 and 2007.

Feb 8

48 min 31 sec

Maude Hirst is an English actress, known for her appearances on the British television series Tudors in the role of Kat Ashley between 2008 and 2010, then starred in Vikings for 4 seasons between 2013-2017 as Helga, wife of Floki, played by Gustaf Skarsgård.Maude then created her own company with a focus on Meditation and Yoga practices called  Energy Rise. www.energyrise.co.uk

Feb 5

18 min 51 sec

Mrs Rosie Stancer is is the daughter of Lady Mary Clayton (1917 – 2014) and the granddaughter of Rose Leveson-Gower, Countess Granville, who was an elder sister of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. She is a world record polar explorer and has participated in numerous extreme outdoor exhibitions around the globe. McVities All Women’s Penguin Polar Relay 1997In 1997, Stancer was one of 20 amateur women selected for a place on the first all women’s expedition to the North Pole, The 'McVities Penguin Polar Relay'. A relay of five teams hauled sleds of up to 150 lbs across 500 miles (800 km) of shifting pack ice in temperatures down to minus 40 °C. After 73 days, the final relay group made it to the North Pole.M&G ISA South Pole Expedition 1999In 1999, Stancer and four others from the first expedition organised and managed their own expedition to the South Pole, The 'M&G ISA Challenge'. Without guides, and with one re-supply, they completed the 700-mile (1,100 km) journey from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole in 61 days. Meteorological data was gathered en route and submitted to the Omega Foundation.Snickers South Pole Solo 2004In the Austral summer of 2003–4, Stancer skied solo and without re-supply to the South Pole on the 'Snickers South Pole Solo 2004' expedition. Hauling a sledge more than twice her body weight for over 700 miles (1,100 km), Stancer reached the Pole in 43 days 23 hours, a day longer than Fiona Thornewill who reached the South Pole a few days before Stancer.[2] During the expedition Stancer gathered both meteorological and physiological data.Mars North Pole Solo 2007In 2007, Stancer attempted to become the first woman to trek solo to the Geographic North Pole.[3] Stancer walked alone for 326 nautical miles (604 km) and 84 days over the surface of the frozen Arctic Ocean before being airlifted from the ice just short of the North Pole. The difficult decision to abandon the expedition was because of the unusually treacherous conditions that year and the fragility of the ice, preventing the pilots of the pick up aeroplane being able to land safely at the final destination of the North Pole.[4]Mars North Pole SoloAlthough the climate forecast may negate this possibility, in future years[5] Stancer will again attempt the last female solo expedition to the North Pole . For this expedition, she will fly from the northern tip of Canada and set off on her epic journey across the frozen Arctic Ocean starting in the Spring. The expedition is expected to last 60 days. If Stancer succeeds, she will be the first woman to reach both the South and North Poles.[6]Taklamakan Anglo-Chinese Expedition 2016/2017In spring of 2017 Stancer will lead the first female-led expedition team to cross the length of the Taklamakan Desert from west to east. The journey will take approximately 10 weeks and cover 1000 km of terrain with altitudes of 1500m and shifting dunes of 450m in height. The Taklamakan Anglo-Chinese Expedition will provide an international opportunity to further the interest and understanding of OBOR One Belt One Road initiative.

Jan 25

23 min 46 sec

Richard Mason first came to prominence at the age of 21, when the London Times dubbed him "king of the hot young writers". He had just published his first novel, The Drowning People, an “exceptional achievement” (Guardian) that became "one of the most talked about first novels of 1999" (Daily Telegraph). As The Telegraph put it, "If you want to be au courant with modern fiction, you will need to read it.""The Drowning People" sold more than a million copies in over 20 countries, was translated into 22 languages and won Italy's Grinzane Cavour Prize for Best First Novel.Mason’s second novel, Us (2005), was “an explosive mixture of cocky irony and elegy “and took five years to write. It fuses the narratives of two men and a woman, each remembering their time at Oxford and the parts they played in the death of a dear friend. The critics’ response was ecstatic. As Rebecca Pearson put it in the Independent on Sunday: “Only two books in my life have made me cry… [One of them] is Us, Richard Mason's devastatingly tragic, funny and utterly gripping novel."In The Lighted Rooms (2008), Mason takes the audacious step of putting an eighty-year-old woman in the grip of dementia at the center of the drama. What no one knows is that Joan McAllister is having the time of her life, as dementia’s hallucinations allow her to revisit her past and the vitality of her youth. Ranging from British nursing homes to South African concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer War, and taking in the stock market bubble and the tensions of a relationship between a mother and her daughter, the characters in this “immensely readable magnum opus” (The New Yorker) are drawn with “a narrative wisdom surely unknown to most authors in their thirties” – Il Sottoscrito (Italy). As a leading Dutch newspaper put it: “Richard Mason is a hugely talented writer. When you read his book, you automatically think of authors like Thomas Mann and John Updike. This is a classic novel, written by a future literary master.” (Rob Schouten, Trouw)Psychological accuracy is a hallmark of Mason's fiction, and his fourth novel, History of a Pleasure Seeker (2011), is a treasure trove of insight and humour. An Oprah Pick of the Month, the story of a dashing young man’s adventures through the gilded age is “is the best new work of fiction to cross my desk in many moons.” (Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post)In his “beautifully turned, classical style” ('New York Times Book Review) Mason takes the lid off a privileged family and shows how sex, while not necessarily the same thing as love, can be a potent force for good.Philanthropy:With the royalties of "The Drowning People", Mason established the Kay Mason Foundation (www.kmf.org.za). Under the patronage of Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the foundation works to identify promising teenagers and give them the education and experience they need to lead South Africa in the post-Apartheid era.In 2010, Mason became a co-founder of Project Lulutho, in collaboration with the community of Mthwaku in South Africa’s rural Eastern Cape. Mason spent a year under canvas helping with the construction and was a major funder of this center of conservation and green business skills, playing a key role in bringing together the stakeholders from civil society and government necessary to turn a ravaged ecosystem into “a place of hope.” (www.lulutho.org)

Jan 19

20 min 3 sec

Dr. John Amaral DC is a globally recognized energy practitioner with more than 25 years of experience in optimizing the human energy system. John’s unique approach combines his deep knowledge of physical and energetic anatomy, with eastern martial arts and wellness practices, and principles of quantum and biophysics to achieve breakthrough outcomes for his clients. John’s highly unique approach enables his clients to achieve a transformative state – Energetic Flow. He has worked with thousands of people from over 50 countries and his clients include some of the world’s most successful athletes, entertainers, business executives, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.

Dec 2020

18 min 27 sec

Julianne Alexandra Hough is an American dancer, actress, songwriter and singer. She is a two-time professional champion of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. She was nominated for a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy in 2007 for Outstanding Choreography in season five. Her first leading acting role was in the 2011 film remake of Footloose. In September 2014, Hough joined Dancing with the Stars as a permanent fourth judge.[3] Along with her brother Derek Hough (who is a six-time winner of the dancing show) and Tessandra Chavez, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography in 2015. In 2016, she played Sandy in the live Fox television production of Grease. She was a judge on America's Got Talent for its 2019 season.Hough's first acting role was in the 2001 feature film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, in an uncredited role as a "Hogwarts schoolgirl". She appeared in the 2010 musical Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera. In the film, which chronicles a small-town girl (Aguilera) who finds success at a Los Angeles burlesque club, Hough plays a dancer named Georgia.Hough and brother Derek hosted the 2016 The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration and The Disney Parks' Magical Christmas Celebration. It was televised by ABC on Thanksgiving night, November 24, and Christmas Day, December 25. The Hough siblings introduced performances by Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Kelly Clarkson. A companion holiday album, Disney Channel Holiday Hits, was released November 18, 2016.In February 2019, it was announced that Hough had joined the NBC competition series America's Got Talent.However she was announced to be exiting in November after the one season. She will be the new host on the voice for season 19, replacing Carson Daly. Hugh worked closely with Opra on her big America tour introducing her new health dance workout called Kinrgy.

Dec 2020

16 min 55 sec

Scott Smith is an entrepreneur, author, and managing member of the C Squared Fund. He was an early pioneer in structured finance on Wall Street, originating the first mixed-property commercial mortgage conduit and securing a billion-dollar line of credit from DLJ. He developed the model for securitizing loans that became the cornerstone for mortgage-backed securities today. Scott also helped structure the financing for the first phase of President Nelson Mandela’s Redevelopment Program, which provided affordable housing for some 11,000 families near Soweto, South Africa, and paved the way to provide housing for many more families throughout the nation. While still in finance, Scott founded Kidz Magazine in 1995, an early example of user-generated content. The monthly publication invited students to submit content that ranged from stories and poems to puzzles and drawings. Paid sponsors were classroom-friendly advertisers. The publication grew from a local magazine to an international publication with an audience in the millions that spanned 30 nations. Scott’s work in education led him to co-found two Colorado charter schools, Summit Middle School and Peak-to-Peak Charter School, the latter of which is ranked among the top schools in the nation by Time Magazine and U.S. News & World Report. As an entrepreneur, Scott is a co-founder of Massively Parallel Technologies and Fathym, as well as the founder of FinaTech. Massively Parallel is the developer of Blue Cheetah, a software platform that automates the analysis and modernization of legacy code, so it can be migrated to the cloud. Fathym is a low code/no code platform that enables the rapid development of enterprise IoT solutions for the cloud. Scott developed FinaTech’s Augmented ROI® solution, which dramatically improves yields for investors in Private Equity funds. Scott is the author of The Financial Freedom Act, a book that develops the basis for a Congressional bill that would replace income taxes with a universal payments tax, which would slash the tax rate to 0.2%, balance the budget, and provide a basic income, healthcare and college for all U. S. citizens. Scott lives in Boulder with his wife, Sheri, founder of the Indigo Education Company. He has six children and enjoys painting galaxies in his spare time.

Dec 2020

27 min 11 sec

Tessy Antony de Nassau is today in conversation with UK best seller book author and Criminal Barrister Tony Kent who has sold 100.000 books in the past. Tony is launching his third book tomorrow "Power Play" which promises to be another bestseller. Tony Kent has a Facebook account that you can follow called Tony Kent Writes and his youtube channels called Tony Kents Writes and Recommends. He speaks about his work in court and about his books and the process of writing a book. At the end of the talk he also shares a glimpse of his private life by sharing the work of his lovely wife Victoria Clive Christian, brand Ambassador of her father's fragrance brand "Clive Christian" the worlds most expensive perfume and exclusive fragrance creator to HM Queen Victoria and HRH Prince Albert.

Dec 2020

16 min 39 sec

Dr Farah Nadeem is a clinical lead/Psychologist Doctor; HCPC; CPsychol; Author: Practitioners Guide to Treating Female Genital Mutilation.

Dec 2020

20 min 20 sec

Cherie Blair, the founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, is a leading international human rights lawyer, a passionate campaigner for women’s equality, and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Mrs. Blair studied law at the London School of Economics, where she graduated with a First Class Degree. In 1995, she became a Queen’s Counsel, and in 2000 she became a founding member of Matrix Chambers, a groundbreaking legal practice designed to break down the barriers between providers of legal services. In 2011 Mrs. Blair founded Omnia Strategy, a pioneering international law firm that provides strategic counsel to governments, corporates, and private clients. Mrs. Blair has actively campaigned for human rights and equality for women. She is closely involved with a number of charities around the world with a special emphasis on those working with women, children, and the transformative power of education. In 2008, she established the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, which partners with global organizations to support women entrepreneurs in the developing world.” cherieblairfoundation.org/100000women

Dec 2020

18 min 25 sec

Over the last twenty years, Simon Anholt has helped more than fifty countries to engage more productively and imaginatively with the international community and to project their ​‘soft power’ more effectively. He is recognized as the world’s leading authority on national image and as the creator of the terms ​‘nation brand’, ​‘place brand’, and ​‘competitive identity’, amongst many others. He works as an independent advisor to national, city, and regional governments around the world on topics ranging from national image to tourism and investment promotion, from hosting major events to public diplomacy and cultural relations. Simon has published several books about countries, their images, and their role in the world. He also produces two major global surveys tracking public perceptions of countries and cities, the Anholt-Ipsos Nation Brands Index and City Brands Index, in partnership with the research group Ipsos-Mori. He is Founding Editor Emeritus of the academic journal, Place Branding and Public Diplomacy.

Dec 2020

20 min 52 sec

General Jean-Paul Paloméros (born 13 August 1953 in Paris) is a retired general of the French Air Force and served as Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, a senior military post in NATO. Paloméros previously served as Chief of Staff of the French Air Force from 2009 to 2012.In 1973, he joined l'École de l'Air, the French Air Force Academy, and qualified as a fighter pilot in 1976. He acquired extensive experience both as an operational commander and as a fighter pilot, having flown 82 combat missions and more than 3,500 flying hours, mostly on Mirage F1C and Mirage 2000 aircraft.He led the 2/12 Picardy Squadron in Cambrai for the 1987 Epervier operational deployment in Chad and in 1990 the 30th Fighter Wing in Reims.In 1993, Palomeros graduated from the Royal Air Force Staff College, Bracknell in Great Britain, where he was awarded the Curtis Prize by the British Chief of the Air Staff.From 1996 to 1998, he was appointed as Commander of Cazaux Air Base. This base hosts one of the main French flight test centers, several advanced French flying training squadrons, and a permanently stationed Singaporean training Squadron.Palomeros has also been deployed in Vicenza, Italy (1993) as Deputy Commander of the French Air Force during Operation "Crecerelle", as well as in Operation Deny Flight, and then in Kiseljak, Bosnia-Herzegovina (1995) where he was in charge of coordinating the air-ground campaign during Operation Deliberate Force.He headed the "Studies and Strategic Plans" Department of the French Air Force Staff in 1998. After being promoted to Brigadier General in 2001, he was appointed as Chairman of the Capability Development Committee within the French Joint Staff and in August 2002 became the Head of the Plans and Program Division.Paloméros was appointed Vice-Chief of Staff of the French Air Force, in April 2005. After being promoted general, he went on to serve as Air Force Chief of Staff from 2009 to 2012. At the end of his time in the senior French Air Force appointment, Paloméros was confirmed by the NATO Council as Supreme Allied Commander Transformation on 6 August 2012 and assumed Command in Norfolk, Virginia, on 28 September 2012.Awards:* Grand Officer of the Légion d'honneur (France, 2009)* Grand Cross of the Ordre national du Mérite (France, 2016)* Médaille de l'Aéronautique (France)* Overseas Medal with bar (France)* Médaille commémorative française with bar* Médaille de la Jeunesse et des Sports in bronze (France)* UN Medal Bosnia (UNPROFOR)* NATO Medal with bar (Former Yugoslavia)* Cross of Aeronautical Merit, White Grand Cross (Spain)* Grand Cross of the Order of Rio Branco (Brazil)[4]* Order of Abdulaziz al Saud, First Class (Saudi Arabia)* Meritorious Service Medal (United States)* NATO Meritorious Service Medal* Santos-Dumont Medal of Merit (Medalha do Mérito Santos Dumont), Brazilian Air Force* Chilean Grand Cross of the Order of Aeronautical Merit* Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera) (Singapore)* Romanian Honor Emblem* Russian Order of Friendship of Peoples* Allied Long Service Decoration (Hungary)* PSA - The Presidential Sports Award (United States)

Dec 2020

21 min 12 sec

Florence Kollie Raja - A leading BAME polymath- cross-sector and cross-disciplinary expert-spanning policy, climate action, finance, and art- with a deep heart and bottomless hope for a positive planet future.

Dec 2020

32 min 23 sec

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 2005 for which I worked for over 14 years, I have over twenty years’ experience in international development, primarily in Africa. M.B.A.-level educated in international management with a broad set of skills in international affairs, diplomacy, strategic leadership, performance improvement, and client relations, I helped managers and institutions to positively impact many lives at a personal, organizational, and sometimes continental level. I consider one of my greatest achievements managing a project to help Zambia treat cancer patients.In addition, I have written a few articles on leadership, management, fighting cancer, and African development and have been a guest speaker on webinars providing solutions to entrepreneurs and the youth for Nigerian businesses post-COVID-19. Since August 2020, I have also been a guest on several podcasts on finding your purpose in life.My other passion includes coffee, for which I have been writing about under my personal blog fromcoffeewithlove.com since 2007, for which I was featured on CNN's website for Drinking Coffee in October 2020. In June 2019 I was invited by the International Coffee Organisation to participate in an EU Coffee Symposium on the UN Sustainable Development Goals #sdgs, where I interacted with industry giants like Starbucks, Illy, and Nestle to discuss the #coffee value chain. I documented my experience in an article on how Africa can benefit from the coffee value chain. I have recently moved to Dubai to start another journey where I plan to offer specialized advisory services to leaders, CEOs, and senior government officials. If you would like to work with me in setting up or improving your coffee business, setting up a cancer management service, motivating your staff, and mentoring the next generation, please contact me.

Dec 2020

32 min 44 sec