Special Encore Show: Play The Game: How to Win in Today’s Changing Environment – with Adam Strong, Branka van der Linden, Haroon Danis & Karel Vermeulen

Has your business plateaued or are you feeling stuck?  

An inspiring new book written by 18 game changing leaders ‘Play The Game, How To Win In Today’s Changing Environment’ provides ideas and motivation to break the cycle that stunts your business growth. In the words of Marshall Goldsmith “This book will radically change the way you see your business!”. Adam Strong, corporate productivity authority, entrepreneur, athlete, coach, speaker, and trainer persuaded a cohort of (in Adam’s word’s International Game Changing Leaders) to contribute a thought-provoking chapter each.

In this special encore interview, Adam and I will be joined by fellow contributors Branka van der Linden, Haroon Danis and Karel Vermeulen, as we discuss topics such as self-healing, franchising, the secret sales ingredient, asking for help and my own chapter on elevating your leadership.

Join us to hear insights from the book and to understand how its wide-ranging content could make all the difference to your life and business.

This Special Encore episode will be airing on 28th January 2022 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959

Adam Strong is a serial entrepreneur, international speaker and author. He runs three different businesses and enjoys working with established business owners and entrepreneurs in professional services.

Adam is a former elite athlete and trained with Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah for three years. He takes the same skill set that he learned as an elite athlete to teach his clients on how to increase profitability by building purpose-led, results-orientated and impactful businesses. He is the author of two books Move it or Lose it and Fit Body Fit Business and the curating author of Play the Game.

Adam’s chart-trending podcast show The Game Changer’s Experience shares tips and insights with business disruptors, thought leaders and athletes. Adam became the ‘Best Man’ for supporting women in business in 2016, has been featured on the front cover of Influential People Magazine, Steer Magazine and Global Man magazine.

Contact Adam: https://linktr.ee/adamstrongofficial

Branka van der Linden originates from Serbia and considers Cyprus her home. While maintaining strong corporate career, she supports several NGOs.

Branka doesn’t hesitate to speak up and often quotes Alan K. Simpson: “If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.”

She is the founder of Meaningful Synergies business consulting and country leader of Points of You creative tools & training for personal and professional development.

Branka’s holistic approach to business and life purpose earned her honours in Women Leaders to look up to in 2021.

Not defining herself by her occupation gives her enormous strength to help others any way she can.

She is a mentor and published author.

When asked to summarise her mission, she refers to her company slogan: Empowering zeal & zest.


Haroon Danis is a multi-award-winning disruptive entrepreneur and bestselling published author. His brand SkinHQ has grown internationally, and with that growth he won ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ in 2020 in the Stevie’s International Business Awards, as well as the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. SkinHQ also won the coveted Stevie’s International Business Awards for ‘Company of the Year’.

Haroon is an investor, innovator, philanthropist and specializes in scaling businesses. He became an Amazon #1 bestselling author for his contribution to the book ‘Franchising Freedom’.


Karel Vermeulen is a COMENSA international accredited business coach, successful business owner, NLP Practitioner, and published author. He is passionate about inspiring people across the globe as he beliefs that everyone is 100% responsible for their own success and that life happens through you not against you.

He is the first South African author to be published by New York publisher Morgan James with his book Do You Really Want To Be An Entrepreneur and also co-authored in the book Finding Your Moment of Clarity.

Karel created the KV brand and is also the founder of Success Growth Academy, an online learning business and personal development platform with his renowned Sales To Profit Mastery and Management By Responsibility (MBR) online courses.

A native South African, Karel currently lives in Cape Town with his life-long partner, their two Jack Russel dogs and his love for tropical fish.

www.thekvbrand.com. www.successgrowthacademy.com

This Special Encore episode will be airing on 28th January 2022 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959

More about Chris Cooper:

Chris Cooper is a business elevation strategist, executive coach, mentor and facilitator who transforms the performance of leaders, teams and builds highly engaged workforces. He is renowned for his deep presence, experience around people and culture. facilitation of transformational conversations and extensive global network. Chris has hosted the weekly ‘Business Elevation Show’ for 10 years and is frequently interviewed across a variety of media. A fellow of the Professional Speaking Association (UK) he speaks on topics such as ‘Elevating Leadership’, ‘Engagement’, and his co-authored book  ‘The Power to Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It or Not) published by Perigee (Penguin Random House (New York)). Chris previously held a variety of senior leadership roles at Punch, United Biscuits and Mars Inc and sold his share of a successful consultancy practice. His latest venture ‘The Elevation Collective’ is an exclusive network for international change makers. Chris lives with his wife and two teenage boys in Leicestershire, England

This Special Encore episode will be airing on 28th January 2022 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959

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