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  • Special Encore Show: What Will You Do With Your 90,000 hours with Libby Wagner

    How are you spending your precious 90,000 hours at work? I am delighted to invite you to listen again to this special encore show as I interview The Boardroom Poet, Libby Wagner about how to become the best version of yourself by spending your time in work in a way that inspires you and makes […]

  • Innovative Leaders Driving Thriving Organisations

    Are past successful skills and leadership strategies insufficient to master the obstacles businesses currently face? My guest Maureen Metcalf says that key executives must continually evolve to manage increasingly complex and volatile conditions—yet they rarely do. Are your key executives ill-equipped to navigate the escalating rate of change your organization faces? During this show I […]

  • Just Say Yes! Launching Your Dream Business with Jim Palmer and Chris Cooper

    How would you like to build your dream business and acquire the lifestyle and business that you deserve? My guest Jim Palmer is a marketing and business building expert and in demand coach. He is the founder of the Dream Business Academy and Dream Business Coaching and Mastermind Program. He hosts Dream Business Coach TV, […]

  • Inspiration from ‘The Big House’

    It is a wonderful feeling to be able to add value to others and sometimes with pleasure we occasionally support charities or individuals that connect with us. Recently. Chris had the opportunity to talk about ‘The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not’ at ‘The Big House’ in London. The […]

  • Kindness – Value & Practice In The Real World With Nicholas Haines

    In life and business we frequently experience both the presence and absence of kindness. During this show I will be interviewing Nicholas Haines the creator of The Vitality Test. Nicholas describes himself as a Kindness Ambassador & Life Architect: Someone that is dedicated to spreading kindness throughout the world while supporting individuals and organisations to […]

  • Interview with Chris Cooper on The Power To Get Things Done on Maureen Metcalf’s Innovative Leaders Show

    We are delighted was Chris interviewed on Maureen Metcalf’s ‘Innovative Leaders Driving Thriving Organizations’ radio show live on Tuesday 20th June. Here is the link if you would like to listen – https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2472/innovative-leaders-driving-thriving-organizations   Here is a short summary of the interview: So why is getting things done so important? Well it is to do with […]

  • Secrets of Successful Business Mentoring

    Few businesses achieve significant growth without help from a business mentor or mentors. This interview is for anyone seeking to understand what business mentors know about business growth or anyone keen to be of greater service as a business mentor. My guest Richard Pitt has had an extensive background in the insurance industry and today […]

  • Powerful Lessons from 250 unique episodes of the Business Elevation Show with Chris Cooper & Tracey Wright

    Imagine having the privilege to host 250 hours of unique interviews with high performing business, thought leaders and high achievers from around the world. Would you have some valuable messages to share?  With occasional repeat shows ‘The Business Elevation Show’ has now aired an incredible 300 times including 250 completely unique shows!  During this show […]

  • Busting the Myths of Category Management

    Do you offer a range of different products and services? If so do you manage them very effectively as business units and customise them to satisfy your customer needs? During this interview, I will be talking to two Category Management and Marketing experts Mike Dickson and Lynne Prescott. Mike has a wealth of experience across […]

  • Win More Business with guest Phil M Jones

    Would you like to win more business? Are you letting countless opportunities pass you by due to a fear of being too pushy? Whether you are a sales person or in a non-sales role, we all have to sell. During this interview, I will be talking with Phil M Jones, best-selling author, multiple award-winner and […]

  • The Good, The Bad and the…Beautiful

    We might be based in Leicestershire, but business opportunities this month have come from as far afield as New Zealand and Sweden. There’s a growing attraction and realisation that investing in developing yourself, your people and your clients, is a smart plan. We’ve been asked to deliver an online coaching programme by one of the […]

  • Special Encore Show: How Experts Build Empires with Janet Switzer

    Ever wondered why some entrepreneurs become leading experts in their field with all the fame, fortune and opportunity that goes with it — while others struggle to get by?  Why some CEOs and business-people get book deals, and speaking tours, and spokesperson contracts — while others wait – perhaps years – just to get recognized? […]

  • One Planet Leaders – The Business Imperative For Sustainability

    Most leaders recognize that without a sustainable planet we are setting up future generations to fail.  Some say the world is on a knife edge. However, how do you contribute to this essential global issue when you have short term business improvement and growth or even political votes on your mind? On this show, I […]

  • Dare To Be Different – More Customers, More Revenue, More Growth

    If you own or run a business then you know that to drive business growth you need to attract, keep and engage more customers. Every day your customers are faced with more and more choices which means that every day those same customers need to reminded Why You? Why should they do – or continue […]

  • Lessons of a Business Ranger – Leadership Inspiration From The African Wilderness

    What can we learn about leadership from elephants, leopards and lions and their parallels to the business world? I am delighted to welcome on to this week’s show Kerstin Plehwe, an entrepreneur, speaker & bestselling author born in Munich, Germany. Kerstin is an international business expert and thought leader who has worked with top politicians, […]

  • The Leadership Gap with Lolly Daskal

    Over time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it. This week’s guest, Lolly Daskal, is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder […]

  • The Business of Sport with Wasim Khan MBE and Chris Cooper

    What can we learn about elevating our businesses from the Business of Sport? During this show, I am delighted to be talking to Wasim Khan MBE the CEO of Leicestershire County Cricket Club who was the first British born Pakistani to become a professional cricketer in England. We will learn how Wasim, who from humble […]

  • Special Encore Show: Corporate Executive Presence with Rob Brown

    Talent and technical expertise will only take your career so far. Corporate Executive Presence (CEP) takes you to the top! Call it executive swagger, corporate charisma, personal impact or professional gravitas; your career and leadership success depends on your ability to influence others, radiate confidence and exert authority. Thankfully, much of this is coachable, and […]

  • The Business Elevation Show – March Round-Up

    Reach: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone & Rise To The Challenge with Andy Molinksy What often sets successful people apart is their willingness to do things most of us fear. What’s more, we have the false notion that successful people like to do these things, when the truth is that successful people have simply found […]

  • The Magic of Engagement with Chris Cooper interviewed by Deri Llewellyn-Davies

    How do you build a really engaging company that stands out from the competition? During this interview, author of Strategy on a Page, renowned global entrepreneur and speaker, Deri Llewellyn-Davies, will turn the table on show host Chris Cooper by interviewing him on ‘The Magic of Engagement’. This time Chris will be in the hot […]

  • Getting to “Yes And”: The Art Of Business Improv with Bob Kulhan

    Amidst the deluge of advice for businesspeople, there lies an overlooked tool, a key to thriving in today’s fast-paced, unpredictable environment: improvisation! Bob Kulhan is the Founder, President & CEO of Business Improv®, a world-class leader in creating experiential training & development programs for corporations of all scopes & sizes. Kulhan serves as an Adjunct […]

  • Empowering The Quality Of Your Life with Craig Goldblatt

    When we reach the end of our lives and we look back, will we be able to say that we have given it everything? Have we lived a life of real meaning and depth? Craig Goldblatt, an Inspirational Speaker with 15 years experience has spoken at over 600 keynote presentations around the world and is […]

  • Visibility Marketing: The No-Holds-Barred Truth about what it takes to Grab Attention, Build Your Brand and Win New Business with David Avrin

    The landscape is littered with the corpses of great products and strong companies that died because of bad marketing. Why do so many fail so miserably at differentiation? Why do high-priced ad agencies and marketing firms keep spitting out stupid campaigns? One of the most in-demand Business Marketing/Branding Keynote Speakers in the world today, David […]

  • Reach: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone & Rise To The Challenge with Andy Molinksy

    What often sets successful people apart is their willingness to do things most of us fear. What’s more, we have the false notion that successful people like to do these things, when the truth is that successful people have simply found their own way to do them. Andy Molinsky is a Professor at Brandeis University’s […]

  • The Business Elevation Show – January Round Up

    Keep Stepping! Essential ways to lead yourself and others through challenge and change with Joy Marsden At some point, in both our professional and personal lives, we will be faced with possible changes and challenges. How can we navigate through these? Joy Marsden says we need to Keep Stepping! Joy has over 20 years business […]

  • Building Business In Africa with Laila Macharia

    So how do you build a successful company in Africa while contributing to the development of this beautiful and diverse content? While in Kenya last year, I met an inspirational business leader called Laila Macharia. A Stanford and Cornell law graduate, Laila left behind an exciting life in New York city to make a difference […]

  • The Trailer Code: Set Your Message in Motion & Unleash The Extraordinary with Nabil Doss

    It is getting harder and harder everyday to rise above the crowd and get your message heard, understood, and acted upon. So how can you create dynamic and visually compelling presentations to exponentially increase the emotional impact and retention of the message you wish to convey? Known as The French Voice of Paramount Pictures in […]

  • Am I an Engaging Leader?

      Business leaders are quite open about the most challenging part of their job – managing, leading and engaging their people. Even some of the most prominent leaders, who have made extraordinary contributions to business, have talked openly about their struggles as the CEO – the mistakes they’ve made and what they’ve learned. Take the […]

  • The 5 Principles for Trusted Selling with guest Nicci Bonfanti – 13th January 2017

    Ever questioned the authenticity of sales? Would you like to generate more sales the trusted way? My guest Nicci Bonfanti helps put the soul back into selling. She helps female business owners, in particular, find their Inner Sales Superhero so they can find their own way of selling with authenticity, integrity and alignment. Through her […]

  • Draw To Win – How to lead, sell and innovate with your mind with Dan Roam – 16th December 2016

    Are you really harnessing the power of imagery in your business? Today about 90 percent of everything shared online is  visual—selfies, GIFs, smartphone videos, and more. This explosion of communication through pictures isn’t a millennial-driven fad; it’s as natural as those lines first drawn by cavemen, Just turbo-charged by the latest technology. Dan Roam is […]

  • How to Run and Attend Great Events with Fiona Duncan – 9th December 2016

    Organising and running your own event can be a daunting and stressful experience. With so much to think about it can be hard to know where to start, let alone ensuring the event is successful! Fiona Duncan has been running events for over 10 years and now runs possibly the most successful business network in […]

  • The Business Elevation Show – November Round Up

    Special Encore Show: REACHING NEW HEIGHTS – why and how to reach out for new challenges with Cathy O’Dowd Are you looking to reach new heights of achievement and wondering how to get the best out of yourself and others on your journey? Or perhaps you have already achieved everything you set out to do […]

  • A Christmas gift to help your loved ones achieve more :)

    If you are thinking about Christmas gifts at the moment here is an idea for a stocking filler. Do you know anyone with a lot on their plate who struggles to get the important things done? The Power to Get Things Done teaches you how to consistently turn good intentions into action so that you […]

  • Special Encore Show: Sustainable Leadership with Niels Brabandt – 25th November 2016

    So how do you deliver and create leadership that is highly enduring in today’s complex marketplace? Leadership that can handle pressure, deliver in difficult economic circumstances and thrive in highly competitive markets. I am delighted to welcome to the show Prof. Dr. Niels Brabandt, founder and owner of NB Networks Group, a sustainable international organization […]

  • Smartr Living with Jason Criddle – 18th November 2016

    Ever considered whether there is a Smarter way to living? In a fast paced world, with new information constantly being presented to us, how can we grow and evolve as entrepreneurs and business-minded people, whilst keeping up the pace? Jason Criddle was the CEO of Legacy Status Investments before starting The Smartr App Company in […]

  • Elevate Your People, Elevate Your Results

    I am often asked ‘What Do You Do’ and how do you help in elevating business performance? Within Chris Cooper Business Elevation we break this down into three core components: 1. We assist in Developing Engaging Leaders: Why? Because Leaders who are both engaging and engaged will be more capable at delivering quality business results. […]

  • Latest News – Kenya, Book deals, Match of the Day Appearance …

          We wanted to share some of the great things that have been happening over the last quarter. 1. ‘The Power to Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not’ book sales continue to positively surprise with deals being struck to publish it in Korea and Japan. One initiative resulting from […]

  • The Business Elevation Show – September Round Up

    The Sustainable Leader with Elisabet Vinberg Hearn – 2nd September 2016 In today’s world, sustainability is at the forefront of many leader’s minds. But how can that be translated into the way we lead our businesses? After 13 years with American Express leading an international cultural change initiative, Elisabet Vinberg Hearn started leadership consultancy Think […]

  • Preparing Your Business for Sale with Tim Luscombe – 28th October 2016

    Would you like to one day sell your business? Or set up a new business that when the time is right, you could sell? If so, you will need to think carefully about designing it in such a way that it becomes a valuable concern that someone will want to purchase. During this interview, we […]

  • Double Your Sales, Profits and Time Off with Dan Kuschell – 21st October 2016

    So what are the keys to doubling your sales, profits and time off? My guest Dan Kuschell has started and built 11 companies, his first in 1992 at the age of only 22. As an expert at building and growing companies he has become a regular guest on radio and TV shows, including NBC, Spike […]

  • Shift Your Brilliance with Simon T Bailey – 14th October 2016

    Business change is moving at the speed of light and to keep pace your organization needs you to be your own career architect. But what is driving this line of thinking? Renowned speaker & author Simon T. Bailey is the leader of the “brilliance” movement – helping more than 1 million people find their brilliance, […]

  • Building Engaging Cultures with Cathy Brown – 30th September 2016

    Are your people really giving their best? Possibly the most fundamental issue impacting productivity today is a lack of engagement. This is such an issue that within my own business we are determined to help address the problem. I am therefore absolutely delighted to welcome ‘Engage For Success’ who have created the voluntary movement promoting […]

  • 6 Business Elevation Lessons inspired by Leicester City Football Club by Chris Cooper

    Looking to elevate your business to the next level? Let’s consider one of the most newsworthy success stories of the last year. During the 2015/16 Premier League football season, title no hopers Leicester City overcame 5000/1 odds to win one of the most prestigious sporting trophies in the world. As a season ticket holder. my […]

  • The Business Elevation Show – August Round Up

    Special Encore Show: Employee Engagement with Chris Cooper and John Jennings – 5th August 2016 Employee engagement is one of the hot topics of business performance improvement today. In an international survey country employee engagement levels were between  8% to 29% of the average workforce with the remainder ‘disengaged’ or ‘actively disengaged’. When every indicator […]

  • 8 Questions to Build Employee Engagement

    According to research engaged employees deliver 43% more revenue than disengaged. An engaged workforce means happier employees leading to happier customers and increased revenue. Here are 7 key thoughts to help build engagement in your business: 1. Do your top team really understand engagement and build it into their plans? 2. Does your vision speak […]

  • Chris Cooper on Kenyan Leadership Quest 9th -16th Sept

    After a tremendous interview with Lindsay Levin, founder of Leaders Quest, Chris has been invited to participate in a Leaders Quest event in Nairobi from 9th September. Potentially the start of an exciting collaboration. Chris’s agenda includes meeting and learning from leaders who are making a big contribution to Kenyan society. This may prove to […]

  • Kidnapped Penguins at the University of Leicester MBA Summer School

    From tales of kidnapped penguins to stories about eagles and ducks, the team from Chris Cooper Business Elevation ensured that the international student cohort at the University of Leicester’s August 2016 Summer School enjoyed a great learning experience. We have have become regular contributors to both the Alumni and MBA programmes at the University Summer […]

  • Podcasting & Online Radio with Eamonn O’Brien & Chris Cooper – 9th September 2016

    With the technological revolution, podcast and on-line radio have become an increasingly popular way to elevate your business, add more value, build connections, communication skills, learn from experts and elevate your brand. My guest Eamonn O’Brien from Ireland has for several years hosted his own successful podcast show ‘The Reluctant Speakers Club’. Eamonn is also […]

  • The Sustainable Leader with Elisabet Vinberg Hearn – 2nd September 2016

    In today’s world, sustainability is at the forefront of many leader’s minds. But how can that be translated into the way we lead our businesses? After 13 years with American Express leading an international cultural change initiative, Elisabet Vinberg Hearn started leadership consultancy Think Solutions in 2001 specialising in Winning Teams and Future/Sustainable Leadership. She […]

  • Stand Out with Dorie Clark – 19th August 2016

    So how do you create a breakthrough idea and then generate a following around it? Recently, we had some great insight from marketing expert David Newman on Thought Leadership Marketing. However, I wanted build on this show and welcome Dorie Clark, author of ‘Stand Out’ which was named as the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 […]

  • Special Encore Show: Re-thinking Your Next Quarter Century: Reinventing Yourself and Your Organization to Create Continuous Growth and Relevance with Jared Nichols – 12th August 2016

    The rate of change we see in the world today is unprecedented: New innovations, products & services fade to irrelevance more quickly than ever before. The constant bombardment of the vast array of information now available can easily make us, as leaders & entrepreneurs, feel overwhelmed. We know we must change, constantly and quickly, but […]

  • Special Encore Show: Employee Engagement with Chris Cooper and John Jennings – 5th August 2016

    Employee engagement is one of the hot topics of business performance improvement today. In an international survey country employee engagement levels were between  8% to 29% of the average workforce with the remainder ‘disengaged’ or ‘actively disengaged’. When every indicator suggesting that exceptional performance gains occur with an engaged workforce, why is this so difficult […]

  • Guerrilla Publicity = More Sales with guest Jill Lublin – 29th July 2016

    If you want to be the #1 influencer in your industry, you’ve got to get bigger media visibility. Based on her international bestseller, Guerrilla Publicity, I will be discussing with guest Jill Lublin her simple strategies to go from unknown to newsworthy.  Jill Lublin is an international speaker on the topics of Radical Influence, Publicity, […]

  • Special Encore Show: Listen Differently® with Stephanie Winters & Chris Cooper – 15th July 2016

    Effective listening produces change and creates possibilities. It is one of those skills that many people in business undervalue at their peril! My guest Stephanie Winters is an expert at illustrating the power of listening and helping us to explore ways to Listen Differently®. She has performed and recorded with various musicians including Ellie Goulding, Richie […]

  • What Will You Do With Your 90,000 hours? with Libby Wagner – 8th July 2016

    How are you spending your precious 90,000 hours at work? I am delighted to invite you to listen as I interview The Boardroom Poet, Libby Wagner about how to become the best version of yourself by spending your time in work in a way that inspires you and makes you proud. Libby came very highly […]

  • A Brexit Message to Our EU and International Friends

    To our EU and International friends. I and many of my friends and colleagues were proud to be part of the EU. The vote to leave the EU is not a reflection on you but a reflection that the referendum took a snapshot of how British people felt towards our own politicians, their personal circumstances […]

  • How to Position Yourself with guest Mark Levy and Chris Cooper – 24th June 2016

    Would you like to learn how to best position yourself and have influence in your marketplace? My guest Mark Levy, says that your marketplace position drives all your initiatives. It’s your point of differentiation, your competitive advantage. It’s why clients choose you instead of a firm that’s bigger, faster, closer, and cheaper. So how do […]

  • Confidence on Camera with guest Lottie Hearn – 17th June 2016

    How confident and effective are you on camera? Smartphones and webcams now enable anyone to connect face to face across the world for business and personal promotion. But how well do you present on screen? During this interview, I will be talking to Lottie Hearn about overcoming your fears, learning what works for you and […]

  • Listen Differently® with Stephanie Winters and Chris Cooper – 3rd June 2016

    Effective listening produces change and creates possibilities. It is one of those skills that many people in business undervalue at their peril! My guest Stephanie Winters is an expert at illustrating the power of listening and helping us to explore ways to Listen Differently®. She has performed and recorded with various musicians including Ellie Goulding, Richie […]

  • The Business Elevation Show – March Round-Up

    Sustainable Leadership with Niels Brabandt – 4th March 2016 So how do you deliver and create leadership that is highly enduring in today’s complex marketplace? Leadership that can handle pressure, deliver in difficult economic circumstances and thrive in highly competitive markets. I am delighted to welcome to the show Prof. Dr. Niels Brabandt, founder and […]

  • John Jennings and Nick Wain have joined Chris Cooper

    I am delighted that both John Jennings (Associate Director) and Nick Wain (Business Elevation Associate) are now working within the Chris Cooper brand. John and Chris worked together on developing and delivering an employee engagement programme for The University of Leicester International MBA Programme.  Such was the feedback and enjoyment of the experience that they […]

  • The productivity puzzle

    The poor performance of UK plc in terms of productivity levels has been much in the news over the last 12-18 months. This noise reached something of a crescendo over recent weeks when the Chancellor of the Exchequer appeared to blame much of the UK’s slowing growth and dodgy economic outlook on poor productivity. So, […]

  • Why Pilots Fail and Managers Make Mistakes With Peter Brandl – 29th April 2016

    During this interview we will be exploring the parallels between aviation and corporations and how human failure follows a dire logic. Whether it be a disastrous plane accident or a bank accidentally giving away $320 million to an insolvent US company! With my guest Peter Brandl we will be looking at when it is time […]

  • Giving organisations the power to fight off unicorns and survive and thrive with Gareth Bullen & Jamil Ahmed – 8th April 2016

    So what is intrapreneurship and how can it improve your business performance and stop talented people leaving your organisation? My guests are business transformation expert Gareth Bullen and the UK thought leader on Intrapreneurship, Jamil Ahmed who work together at the Centre for Enterprise, helping organisations increase engagement, performance, customer service and innovation through building […]

  • Navigating the New Business Paradigm with Peter Comrie – 1st April 2016

    Business is certainly changing at a pace today and one of the big questions I have been asked on several occasions is – how do we navigate it? I am therefore delighted to welcome Peter Comrie to the show. Peter is an entrepreneur, lecturer, scholar & specialist in human dynamics. When I first spoke to […]

  • Thought Leadership Marketing with David Newman – 18th March 2016

    Are you aspiring to be or are already a seasoned thought leader in your field? If so how should you be really effectively marketing yourself? My guest David Newman knows how. He is author of the Amazon #1 best seller ‘Do It! Marketing: 77 Instant-Action Ideas to Boost Sales, Maximize Profits & Crush Your Competition’. […]

  • The Business Elevation Radio Show – February Round-Up

    Special Encore Show: The Dealmaker’s Ten Commandments with Jeff B Cohen (Beverley Hills attorney and former child actor) During this show, we will be discussing a no-nonsense methodology for negotiating deals, managing your time and handling crisis, all at the highest level. My guest is Jeff B Cohen one of the entertainment industry’s most beloved […]

  • Selling with Noble Purpose with Lisa Earle McLeod – 11th March 2016

    Are you achieving exceptional sales numbers? If not, then it may well be that you are not selling with a noble sales purpose. Whether you are an executive, manager or aspirational sales or business leader this show will explain how organizations driven by a Noble Purpose have outperformed the market by over 350% and what […]

  • Sustainable Leadership with Niels Brabandt – 4th March 2016

    So how do you deliver and create leadership that is highly enduring in today’s complex marketplace? Leadership that can handle pressure, deliver in difficult economic circumstances and thrive in highly competitive markets. I am delighted to welcome to the show Prof. Dr. Niels Brabandt, founder and owner of NB Networks Group, a sustainable international organization […]

  • The Leader’s Mindset: How To Win In The Age Of Disruption with Terence Mauri

    How is it that some leaders are able to enter a marketplace and completely disrupt it? Take my soccer team Leicester City: last year bottom of the premier league and fighting for survival. 12 months later with great leadership, they might do the unthinkable and actually win it!  The story of their star striker now […]

  • Special Encore Show: The Dealmaker’s Ten Commandments with Jeff B Cohen (Beverley Hills attorney and former child actor) – 5th February 2016

    During this show, we will be discussing a no-nonsense methodology for negotiating deals, managing your time and handling crisis, all at the highest level. My guest is Jeff B Cohen one of the entertainment industry’s most beloved success stories, prominent transactional attorney and former child actor (he played Chunk in the Richard Donner/Steven Spielberg movie […]

  • Re-thinking Your Next Quarter Century: Reinventing Yourself and Your Organization to Create Continuous Growth and Relevance with Jared Nichols – 22nd January 2016

    The rate of change we see in the world today is unprecedented: New innovations, products & services fade to irrelevance more quickly than ever before. The constant bombardment of the vast array of information now available can easily make us, as leaders & entrepreneurs, feel overwhelmed. We know we must change, constantly and quickly, but […]

  • Sustainability with Anthony Day – 15th January 2016

    Sustainability is such an important part of the business agenda today. It is no good to just being giving the impression that you are doing good. People today look to trade and work for organizations with integrity. As we care about the environment and business ‘doing good’ on this show I am really keen we […]

  • Fiercely Loyal – How High Performing Companies Develop & Retain Top Talent with Dov Baron

    How do you keep your Top Talent? According to Dov Baron, finding and keeping extraordinary talent will determine which organizations thrive and which fade. Don’t believe it? Then consider that the average company spends 1.5 to 2 x the annual salary of an employee in training and development. Meanwhile, the average employee is only looking […]

  • Book Reviews

    ‘”This book contains a ton of practical and easy-to-implement techniques and strategies for getting yourself to do whatever needs to be done” – Jack Canfield, co-author of “The Success PrinciplesTM” and the best selling “Chicken Soup for the Soul®” Series.   “For me personally, the measure of a great book is whether it inspires me to make […]

  • Be A Change Champion with Steven Gaffney

    The best organizations make decisions and move forward. They are not constrained by negativity, naysayers, change blockers, or “perfectionitis.”According to my guest, Steven Gaffney, they move through their change plans with velocity, achieve goals and reap the benefits. In doing so, they generate a positive news cycle that helps to power their change implementation. Steven […]

  • What Smart Leaders Know About Diversity with Dr. Suzanne Doyle-Morris

    What do smart leaders know about diversity that sets them apart? Why is it that diversity and inclusion are such hot topics today? During this show I will be talking to Dr Suzanne Doyle Morris the CEO and founder of the InclusIQ Institute which creates playful yet thought provoking tools for inclusive leadership and reducing […]

  • 5 Productivity-Boosting Things You Should Be Doing During Your Morning Commute

    I’m delighted to have an article featured on the popular website, Working Mother, this month on productivity boosting during the morning commute. The article looks at things such as intentions, strategies, work loads and making the most of available media, and is a small sample of what to expect from my new book, co-written with […]

  • The Business Elevation Radio Show – October Round-Up

    Building a Culture of Innovation with Cris Beswick & Jo Geraghty In a world of hyper competition, unprecedented challenges and constant disruption the need for innovation has never been higher on the strategic agenda. But the majority of CEOs are dissatisfied with their innovation capability and performance. So, how do you turn rhetoric into innovation-led […]

  • The Business Elevation Radio Show – September Round-Up

    The Dealmaker’s Ten Commandments with Jeff B Cohen (Beverley Hills attorney and former child actor) During this show, we will be discussing a no-nonsense methodology for negotiating deals, managing your time and handling crisis, all at the highest level. My guest is Jeff B Cohen one of the entertainment industry’s most beloved success stories, prominent […]

  • Pink Bucket Thinking with Tony Burgess

    Does your thinking ever get in the way of your progress?  Join us for a very inspirational interview with Tony Burgess, who was first introduced to me as ‘The Pink Bucket Thinking Expert and thoroughly nice guy who has helped many people to transform their lives’. When I read several years later that Tony’s selflessness […]

  • Developing Your Giving Strategy With Kris Putnam-Walkerly

    With so many charities and concerns to support today, how do you best determine your strategy for giving? How do you ensure that your giving transforms those issues that really matter to you, leaving you with a wonderful feeling about the legacy you are delivering? Rather than a drip feed of transactions with unclear impact. […]

  • THINKING the high performance way! With Andy Gilbert

    How would you like to develop your thinking so that your performance stands out from the crowd? If you would, then you need to listen to this show. I first met my guest Andy Gilbert 8 years ago and to be honest was in awe at the sharpness of his intellect. I still remember that […]

  • Information Products: How to create and market your own with Peter Thomson

    Do you have your own information products? Would you like to know how to effectively create and sell them on-line? My guest Peter Thomson is one of the UK’s leading strategists on business and personal growth. Having been personally inspired over many years by his monthly ‘Achievers Edge’ series it is an absolute privilege to […]

  • Inspire. Engage. Contribute. Service and Social Responsibility with Sue Stephenson

    The Ritz-Carlton is acknowledged worldwide for its extraordinary customer service. The company’s culture of service excellence also extends to the work environment and, as importantly, beyond the boundaries of the workplace into the community. From 2001, my guest Sue Stephenson was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and, in 2007, assumed leadership of The Ritz-Carlton social […]

  • F.A.S.T business success principles with Gordon Tredgold

    During this show we will be talking about F.A.S.T, a revolutionary approach to leadership that simplifies what we need to do to be successful. This approach has been used to turnaround failing projects, under-performing departments, money-losing companies and to help leaders to accelerate growth and profitability. Join me with my guest Gordon Tredgold, who is […]

  • Building a Culture of Innovation with Cris Beswick & Jo Geraghty

    In a world of hyper competition, unprecedented challenges and constant disruption the need for innovation has never been higher on the strategic agenda. But the majority of CEOs are dissatisfied with their innovation capability and performance. So, how do you turn rhetoric into innovation-led action and behaviour? How do you build a culture of innovation? […]

  • Publish a book to elevate your business with Sue Richardson

    So you have the desire to write a book? Or perhaps you have written before and want to do an even better job next time around? But how do you best write a book? How do you then get your hard work published? And how do you elevate your business by reaching the audience who […]

  • Strategies for Growth with Gavin Preston

    I recently had the privilege of sitting in a large packed room of delegates at one of Gavin Preston’s ‘Strategies for Growth’ seminars in Whitehall in the very heart of London. Two things struck me. Firstly, how appropriate a location – Gavin was able to get to the very heart of the challenges that most […]

  • Engagement Starts With You with Chris Cooper

    How do you become a really engaging leader or manager? Today, most leaders appreciate the importance of ‘Employee Engagement’ to productivity. Yet often don’t consider how engaging they are personally. When 35% of people would forgo a major pay rise to see their boss fired, then perhaps they should! Chris Cooper will share wisdom and […]

  • The Dealmaker’s Ten Commandments with Jeff B Cohen (Beverley Hills attorney and former child actor)

    During this show, we will be discussing a no-nonsense methodology for negotiating deals, managing your time and handling crisis, all at the highest level. My guest is Jeff B Cohen one of the entertainment industry’s most beloved success stories, prominent transactional attorney and former child actor (he played Chunk in the Richard Donner/Steven Spielberg movie […]

  • Legacy – To leave a legacy you must live a legacy with Neil Dorward

    There is one thing in life that is just inevitable – we are all going to die.However, the thought of your death and the legacy you wish to leave behind can be a hugely motivating driver for business and life success. Making the most of everyday as though it were your last can help you […]

  • 9 Steps to Engagement (Engagement Starts With You)

      Here is a summary of key points about ‘Engagement Starts with You’. It should be particularly helpful as a summary for those International MBA students and graduates who attended my ‘ENGAGEMENT STARTS WITH YOU’ lecture at the University of Leicester. Followed by a two day ‘Employee Engagement’ workshop. Also, on the 3rd September delegates […]

  • Permission Granted with Patty Aubery

    How do you transform your dreams into reality, irrespective of where you come from? My guest Patty Aubery will tell you that permission is granted! During this show we will discuss some key principles of building a very successful life and career from someone who has done just that. Patty went from PA to being […]

  • Strategic Leadership and Engagement with John Boggs

    Why is it that some organizations like the US Marine Corps can gain consistently strong results in highly complex operations with a highly diverse work force.  During this show we are going to explore lessons from military high level strategic leadership and people engagement which can translate directly relate to enhancing performance in the business […]

  • Elevation Corner – 7 Personal Elevation Tips to Practice while you are on holiday

    Holidays are a good time to start to change habits and reflect on the past year. Here are some ideas to help you have a more relaxed, enjoyable and more constructive holiday. 1. Take a break from complaints and excuses Every time you find yourself wanting to complain or make an excuse change your perception […]

  • The Mindful Leader with Michael Carroll

    A new generation of business leaders is turning to mindfulness as a cutting-edge leadership tool and research suggests that such a practice can help us gain clarity, reduce stress, optimize performance, and develop a greater sense of well-being. I am delighted to welcome back Michael Carroll the author of Awake at Work, The Mindful Leader […]

  • Million Dollar Web Presence with Chad Barr

    Hidden among the chaos and hype, there are secrets to success on the web. Globally renowned internet expert Chad Barr is joining me to reveal them – and show you how to use them to amplify your web presence and profits. Using the unmatched reach of the web, entrepreneurs are empowered to take a more […]

  • Special Encore Show: From ‘stupid’ to The Castle Man with Roger Masterson

    Have you ever convinced yourself that your opportunities are limited when in reality anything is possible! My guest on this show Roger Masterson once believed he was ‘stupid’, How wrong could he be? Today he is a highly successful entrepreneur and the founder of Celtic Castles, the award winning online castle-booking company, based in the […]

  • Restless Executive to Courageous Leader with Jo Simpson

    Are you a Restless Executive? During this show I will be talking to Jo Simpson about the lessons from her new book ‘The Restless Executive – Reclaim your values, Love what you do & Lead with purpose’; A must for anyone wishing to join the enlightened leaders of today’s new business paradigm.  Jo is a […]

  • Elevation Corner – Ideas to Elevate You and Your Business – June 2015 by Chris Cooper

      This is the post where I share some of the key elevating ideas from my interviews, conversations and thoughts each month. 1. Don’t get sucked into thinking you are getting too old! I recently had a wonderful conversation with Patty Aubrey the inspirational President of Jack Canfield’s organization. You may remember, I interviewed Jack […]

  • Social Entrepreneurship – leading businesses for good with Liam Black

    What is social entrepreneurship and how do you best lead a socially responsible business? My guest Liam Black would say be Visionary, be bold, take risks, stay humble, get clear teams and mentors round you, gather evidence, get clear about money, look after yourself, work hard and Get plenty of sleep! In this show we […]

  • Meeting Magic – Leveraging the power of meetings with Katherine Woods

    How much of your time is spent meeting with people? How effective are these meetings? What business impact is driven from people meeting in your organisation? During this show we will explore how to leverage the power of meeting in your organisation. My guest Katherine Woods, co-founded Meeting Magic in 1999. Since then she has […]

  • Non-Stop Sales Boom with guest Colleen Francis

    Feast or famine, boom or bust – it’s a pattern that too many sales organizations regard as a necessary evil. And that is wrong. If you want a long-term career, you need to get off the roller-coaster of inconsistent results. Instead of frantic scrambles to meet quotas, you can create a strong year round record […]

  • Special Encore Show: Fearless at work with guest Michael Carroll

    Does this resonate with you? “Work is such a critical part of our life and yet we often struggle with – and feel overwhelmed by – the numerous challenges it presents us. Whether it’s job insecurity, making peace with or leaving an unfulfilling job, or dealing with office conflicts, we often experience fear and a […]

  • Business Elevation Ideas For You (May 2015)

    Since my ‘Elevatory ideas for the Spring’ article I have interviewed Janet Switzer (How to Build a Business Empire), Laura Ellis (Decision Making), Patrick Rettig (Turnaround), Martin Parker (Alternative Organizations) and Geoff Ramm (Celebrity Service). During these interviews there have been a lot of insights and personal reflection. So let me share some of them […]

  • Connection and Influence – Lessons from Politics, Hostage Negotiation and Speaking

    Do you agree that the ability to connect, engage and influence are essential skills to thriving in today’s business environment? However, if you want to fine tune your skills there a few better to learn from than those who have done it at the highest level.  Some arena’s such as political campaigning, professional speaking and […]

  • Celebrity Service – from Good to Amazing with Geoff Ramm

    Want to stand out from your competitors? You know your customer service is good, but then along comes Celebrity Service. During this show we are going to be discussing the unseen gap between Good and Amazing. From room service in South Africa, visiting a toy shop in London, to trying on clothes in New York, […]

  • Alternative Business – Outlaws, Crime and Culture with Martin Parker

    What can we learn from alternative businesses such as outlaws and criminal gangs when it comes to doing good business today? Why do we admire charismatic villains while mistrusting organizations and political leaders? What can this teach us about the way we should do business today? My guest Martin Parker is the Professor of Organisation […]

  • News Update: Neil Laughton and Deri Llewellyn-Davies from Everest

      I introduced two adventurous friends and former radio show guests  Neil Laughton and Deri Llewellyn-Davies in 2013. The consequence was a very elevating attempt to break a World Record for the Highest Dinner Party to raise funds for Community Action Nepal.Their timing, however, proved to be unfortunate and they are currently safe but as […]

  • Turnaround Your Business, Turnaround Your Life with Patrick Rettig

    It is a fact that many businesses fail and the consequences can include an extraordinary amount of pressure for those involved. So what must we be aware of to avoid it happening to us? And what are the keys to turning your business around when it is struggling? My guest Patrick Rettig has, for over […]

  • Better Decisions, Better Business with Laura Ellis

    I recently interviewed my guest and client Laura Ellis on her very first Voice America radio show “Because There’s More” and realised that she was on to something. A short notice postponement occurred and I jumped at the chance for her share her message with you. When you fully appreciate the consequences of decision making […]

  • How Experts Build Empires with Janet Switzer

    Ever wondered why some entrepreneurs become leading experts in their field with all the fame, fortune and opportunity that goes with it — while others struggle to get by?  Why some CEOs and business-people get book deals, and speaking tours, and spokesperson contracts — while others wait – perhaps years – just to get recognized? […]

  • Encore Show – Own the stage: Secrets from a world champion coach with Darren Lacroix

    How well do you speak under pressure? What if it was easier – What if you knew the secrets of the World Champion Speakers? On August 25th, out of 25,000 contestants from 14 countries, Darren LaCroix was crowned the 2001 World Champion of Public speaking. As a result of winning Darren has presented to Toastmasters […]

  • Encore Show: How To Sell In Business Today with Frank Furness

    With advances in neuroscience, technology, globalization and shifts in attitudes the way we sell must move with the times.  During this special Encore Show we will look at how you need to adapt your traditional selling approach, how to get your non sales teams to also sell for you and look at key areas to […]

  • 10 Business Elevating Ideas for the Spring

    Here are 10 elevating business Ideas from my shows, reading and Elevation group during March. 1. Are You Multiplying? There are Subtractors, Adders and Multipliers in business. Multipliers do things which have a ripple effect. Which are you and if the latter should you be multiplying more? (Roger Masterson) 2. Business By Walking About – […]

  • 10 Leadership Behaviours from Best In Class Organisations with Adrian Simpson

    What are the 10 key behaviours that top Leaders in best in class organisations demonstrate? We have talked about leadership on this show many times but I am not sure we have had anyone who has talked to more leaders from the highest performing companies in the world than my guest Adrian Simpson. Adrian has […]

  • ‘The Elevation Programme’ (make 2015/16 your best business year)

        Would you like to raise the performance of your business or take the steps to transform a new vision into a reality in 2015/16? If so, would you like Chris to help you and hold you accountable for your progress while providing a wealth of resources and potentially connections to help you flourish? […]

  • Empowerment with Rob Holcroft

    How empowered are you and your people? During this show we are going to explore empowerment and some of the key elements that can make a difference between success and failure in business and in life. My guest this week is Rob Holcroft, a leadership development coach, author and a qualified teacher with an MA […]

  • The Success Principles with Jack Canfield & Amanda Brown

    Do you want to embody the principles of success and see extraordinary results as a consequence? If so this show is essential listening. My guests include the legendary Jack Canfield the beloved originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul®series, who is also affectionately known as America’s #1 Success Coach. Also, business pioneer Amanda Brown […]

  • Mastering Your Market with Paul Charity – 6th March 2015

    Pinpointing your target market can be a challenge, let alone learning how to master it! I personally invited my guest Paul Charity to join me on this show as I am an impressed recipient of his work. I first found out about Paul when a highly respected industry professional forwarded his newsletter and said ‘this […]

  • From ‘stupid’ to The Castle Man with Roger Masterson – 27th February 2015

    Have you ever convinced yourself that your opportunities are limited when in reality anything is possible! My guest on this show Roger Masterson once believed he was ‘stupid’, How wrong could he be? Today he is a highly successful entrepreneur and the founder of Celtic Castles, the award winning online castle-booking company, based in the […]

  • 7 Elevating Ideas

      Here are 7 elevating ideas picked up from my activities over the last month. 1. Increase your engagement with people by adding more appropriate stories into your communication. Use stories and avoid jokes as people are expecting the latter to be funny and they can fall flat! There is less expectation from a story. […]

  • Powerful Sales Presentations with Patricia Fripp CSP, CPAE

    Would you like to improve the results from your sales Presentations? In this show, I am delighted to welcome Patricia Fripp CSP,CPAE to help us learn the mistakes made in sales presentations and how to avoid them. Also how to improve your conversational presentation outline, the quality of your questions, the power of your client […]

  • The Diversity Advantage with Lenora Billings-Harris – Friday 13th February 2015

    Do you really understand how to make diversity an advantage in your workplace? As my guest Lenora Billings-Harris says ‘a diverse workforce can assist organizations in their efforts to penetrate emerging markets, attract and retain the best talent, improve customer relations, and reduce employee complaints and grievances. All of these challenges and opportunities have strong […]

  • What my dog taught me about leadership!

      I wrote a short article this month on what I had learned from being a dog owner. It was for a book called ’50 Shades of Leadership’ to be published by Lesley Hunter.  Hope you can guess which one is Barney :). Here is my article: A leadership tip inspired by my dog Barney […]

  • Be Remarkable! And Profit!

    This month, I want to talk about elevating your business, your people and yourself by doing things that can label you and your business as remarkable. 1. Choose to be REMARKABLE  – Why not make a choice to get better and better such that you ultimately become remarkable and stand out against your competition, rather […]

  • Succeed on the Phone with Telephone Assassin Anthony Stears – 23rd January 2015

    Would you like to get even better at communicating over the telephone? Anthony Stears, AKA ‘The Telephone Assassin’ is on a mission to get businesses talking again and to stop people from hiding behind their emails and social media! On this week’s show, Anthony will help us to learn the importance of telephone etiquette, how […]

  • Built to lead: Become a top 10% manager with David Long – 9th January 2015

    We’ve always heard “Work hard, watch your numbers & you’ll be a successful manager”. But is that actually the way to get to the top? Expert David Long says that if you follow that advice you’ll get fired! David Long is Founder/CEO of MyEmployees, a 25 year-old firm in the Top 1% Worldwide in the […]

  • Insights for Elevating Your Relationships (and Results) in 2015

      Inspired this month by interviews with  Matt Bird, Nigel Risner and Shawn Casemore, lunch with Adrienne Lawler today and studying ‘The Tipping Point’ by Malcolm Gladwell with my ‘TEP’ Group, I thought I would summarise some key relationship ideas to help you elevate your business and opportunities in 2015. And perhaps one in particular might […]

  • Special Encore Show: ‘Charisma’ with Nikki Owen – 2nd January 2015

    Did you know that charismatic people are more successful, happier and healthier? Have you ever wondered what it is and how you can develop your own charisma? Whatever your views prepare to hear a rather controversial perspective from Nikki Owen, Charisma Expert who adopts an ‘alternative’ perspective to enhancing authentic charisma. Harvard Business Review and […]

  • Special Encore Show – Career Success with Hilary Wilson – 26th December 2014

    Are you wishing to advance your career? Or help others advance their careers? Perhaps you have children or family members who could also benefit from some words of wisdom? I remember when I was building my career in the corporate world. I don’t think I ever had clear guidance on exactly how to do it. I […]

  • The Impact Code with Nigel Risner – 5th December 2014

    Are you looking to make a greater impact in business and life? If so there are few people better to make you sit up and listen with their compelling and exciting philosophy than my guest on this show Nigel Risner. During this interview we will be discussing some of the key principles of his very […]

  • Stephen Sutton Awarded Posthumous MBE (and Interview Link)

    The Queen showed today that she is no procrastinator by awarding Stephen Sutton a posthumous MBE. So deserved! I will never forget getting to know and then interviewing Stephen Sutton with friend Mike Pagan. Stephen only lived a few more days and went on to elevate the Teenage Cancer Trust’s funds by over £5m. To […]

  • The Global Impact Summit Nov 2014

    I just had to let you know about an incredible way to help you elevate your business to a new level in 2015. I’ll be speaking as one of the thought leaders for the Global Impact Summit kicking off 10 November 2014 over 15 inspiring days, live and online, delivered to you on mobile, on […]

  • How To Sell In Business Today with Frank Furness – 7th November 2014

    With advances in neuroscience, technology, globalization and shifts in attitudes the way we sell must move with the times.  During this show we will look at how you need to adapt your traditional selling approach, how to get your non sales teams to also sell for you and look at key areas to improve your […]

  • Elevate Your Business – lessons from online Radio Part 1

        Would you like to elevate yourself or your business to a new level? I recently had the pleasure to speak at the Professional Speaking Association’s Mega Convention in London about ‘How to Elevate Yourself via on-line radio’. It was a real honour to be amongst an incredible line up of top international speakers. In […]

  • WIN! How to succeed in the new game of business with Roger Harrop

    PLEASE NOTE THIS WEEK’S SHOW WILL AIR AT 3PM GMT/8AM PST THIS SHOW IS NOW AVAILABLE TO LISTEN TO FROM THE FREE ARCHIVES. JUST CLICK HERE! These really are the most exciting times for business! Nothing is a given anymore. Technology is moving at an incredible speed & the winners are keeping it simple – […]

  • Mega Convention Professional Speaking Association 12th Oct, London

      ”Elevating Your Business through Podcast and Radio with Chris Cooper”. Taking your business to the next level can be tough. It wasn’t until Chris discovered weekly radio hosting and stuck at it through thick and thin that his business elevated to a completely new level.  During this 30 minute talk Chris will share how […]

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