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The DO Lectures is here to share stories of remarkable people in the hope they will inspire you to go and do amazing things too.

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In this third episode, Gav Thompson chats to the amazing female advertising entrepreneur Helen Calcraft. Episode Three - Bouncing Back Helen Calcraft is one of Britain’s most successful advertising entrepreneurs. She has been the founder of two of Britain's leading advertising agencies, MCBD & Lucky Generals, both of which she set up, grew and then sold. In the often male-dominated world of advertising, Helen is a true female powerhouse. However, her personal crusade is perhaps even more astounding than her professional one. She has battled with cancer twice, dealt with an unbelievably difficult and traumatic pregnancy, and has brought up two fantastic daughters as a single working mum. In this episode, Helen talks with real honesty and candour about resilience and how she has managed to bounce back from everything life has thrown to her. We think it is a pretty inspirational story. Please listen, enjoy, subscribe & review. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message
The DO Lectures have a new podcast series entitled "DO Podcast with Gav Thompson". The first season is all about The Person behind The Story and The Story behind the Person and this is the second episode, entitled "Uncommon Conviction" with Johnnie Boden. Johnnie Boden is one of Britain’s most successful entrepreneurs. He has built his fashion brand, Boden, to be one of the largest privately-owned clothing businesses in the UK. Boden is currently the 3rd biggest selling British fashion brand in the US. Johnnie talks with real honesty and authenticity to Gav about his uncommon conviction and how, as an untrained designer, he managed to believe in himself and his vision and build up his empire from very raw beginnings in 1991 selling menswear to his friends to becoming the huge womenswear and childrenswear empire that it is today. Johnnie talks about becoming the next Gok Wan and his uncanny similarities to his old schoolmate, Boris Johnson. Please listen, enjoy, review and subscribe. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message
The DO Lectures have a new podcast series entitled "DO Podcast with Gav Thompson".  We have been releasing The DO Lectures in Podcast format recently, but we thought it was time to actually start making some podcasts that were, well, you know, actual podcasts. We have asked our old friend, Gav Thompson, to host these. Gav worked with David back in the 90's, has been a friend of the DO for ages and gave his own DO lecture in 2012. The first season is all about The Person behind The Story and The Story behind the Person and this is the very first episode, entitled "Self-Belief" with Tom Goodwin. Tom Goodwin is currently something of a marketing guru within the US, with over 750,000 followers on social media. He has recently pivoted from talking about the future of marketing to having some very outspoken views on Covid and the way the media reports on it. This has created a little bit of a stir, not least because some of his views are seen by a few as controversial (or contrarian...), which culminated in him getting very publicly fired a few weeks ago from a high profile job in New York.  Gav explores the route of Tom's self-belief and tries to probe a little deeper behind both what happened and why Tom feels this way. Please listen, enjoy, review and subscribe. Thank you. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message
Mark explains how he came to run a small design studio and book publishing company. He provides us with a set of practical design principles (from his handbook 5 simple steps) that he constantly comes back to, changes and refines when he's working on his own projects. Web Designer and Founder of Mark Boulton Design & Five Simple Steps Publishing Mark is a designer, author, speaker and teacher from Wales. Founder of small design studio, Mark Boulton Design, he pushes pixels for the likes of Al Jazeera, CERN and ESPN, alongside that, he and his team publish books under the guise of Five Simple Steps – a small, scratchy independent publisher for web people. Mark regularly speaks at web design and development conferences such as SXSW, An Event Apart and Web Directions South. Despite living in Wales, Mark doesn’t own a small holding, keep bees, or walk to work. But, he’s working on it. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2013. Watch Mark's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/mark-boulton-embrace-change --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message
Winky has been making photographs for as long as she can remember. She has made it her life’s work to capture the moments and moods of growing up. Living in Portland Maine with her husband and three children, Winky mostly shoots her kids, their games and the lives they lead in the West End of Portland and on Isle Au Haut, where the family spends its summers. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2016. Watch Winky's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/winky-lewis-take-some-ideas-off-the-back-burner --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message
James Victore runs an independent design studio hell-bent on world domination. He is an author, designer, filmmaker and firestarter. His paintings of expressionist designs can be seen on ceramics, surfboards, billboards and supermodels. Recently described as “part Darth Vader, part Yoda,” Victore is widely known for his timely wisdom and impassioned views about design and it's placed in the world. He expresses these views and teachings through his numerous lectures, workshops, and writings. James’ work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and is represented in the permanent collections of the museums around the globe. His work was recently published in a monograph titled, “Victore or, Who Died and Made You Boss?” Victore teaches at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2012. Watch James' full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/james-victore-in-the-particular-lies-the-universal-how-to-do-work-that-matters --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message
Robert is the Associate Editor of the Observer, and (among other things) the author of an acclaimed biography of PG Wodehouse, several novels, and a stroke memoir, 'My Year Off'.  Currently, he is writing a short book about ageing, death and dying for baby-boomers entitled 'Every Third Thought'. It's work-in-progress, with the subtitle "Observations on the inevitable endgame", but he hopes it's more uplifting and informative than that suggests. It follows on from 'My Year Off'. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2016. Watch Robert's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/robert-mccrum-my-personal-narrative --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message
Mara is a social innovator and entrepreneur. Her latest venture, The Flow Collective, is a multifaceted platform redefining the culture of entrepreneurship. It includes a design and tech academy that gives people the tools to solve real-world challenges, and a global incubator promoting mindfulness, diversity, and human-centred design. She has led historic incubators and innovation workshops as far away as Cuba and Myanmar, as well as at home in Portland, OR. Previously, Mara served as Global Partnerships Manager for Nike Foundation’s Innovation team, working on breakthrough approaches to serving adolescent girls living in poverty. Mara was first introduced to the Nike Foundation during the inaugural Do Lectures USA, where she was a Bloomberg Businessweek Innovation Fellow. At the time she was working to train and support citizen journalists and young filmmakers in conflict, post-conflict, and underreported regions. The Do Lectures inspired her to make her next bold moves, and she is thrilled to share her story in this full-circle moment in the company of brilliant do-ers. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2016. Watch Mara's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/mara-abrams-go-with-the-flow --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message
Tim lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a Creative Director of The Jupiter Drawing Room. I am a strategic creative problem solver with over  14 years experience at some of South Africa's top creative agencies. I believe that creativity pointed in the right direction can change not only a business but the world. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch Tim's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/tim-beckerling-creativity-isnt-a-solo-mission --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message
Ella shares with us about how she conquers fear and embraces bravery in a society that constantly fools us into thinking that we do not have the ability to create our own lives. The essence of a human being is to create. Ella uploaded her first YouTube video in 2011; five years later, she has become a compassionate Vegan with a mission to inspire us all to live more. Co-founder of @StoriesBehindThing and founder of We Need To Live More. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch Ella's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/ella-grace-denton-the-life-changing-magic-of-being-brave --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message
Ian tells us how he got through those tough moment by just being himself. We can think and look for jobs, but there is more to life that. The world is your oyster, go grab it! Starting his career as a young club and jazz drummer, Ian then went on to joining Al Murray, Keith Keough, Stuart Warmington, and Al Kitching to found the British Drum Company. When not touring or recording with Kasabian, Ian still often plays small jazz and funk gigs in and around his hometown of Bristol. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2016. Watch Ian's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/ian-matthews-just-be-you --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message
Marion tells us that there is no such thing as right or wrong with drawing, how we should use our energy to create a network and most importantly - if all else fails why we should not give up. Marion works with major design and advertising agencies, publishes illustrated children's books and has created a much-loved style of hand-lettering. Her work has graced the covers of Penguin Books, the pages of the Guardian and New York Magazine. Marion believes anyone can be taught how to draw, or at the very least, learn to enjoy the process of making art. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2016. Watch Marion's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/marion-deuchars-art-made-me-feel-more-confident --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message
Jack Harries is a Filmmaker and Photographer. He is also one half of JacksGap an online blog and video project born out of a love of travelling and storytelling. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch Jack's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/jack-harries-we-are-all-good-at-fiction --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message
Glen Peters was born in India and grew up in a railway colony near Calcutta. He emigrated with his parents to London and took a degree in Chemistry and later a PhD in information management. In the 80’s he joined Price Waterhouse where he consulted with many of the world’s largest companies up until last year. In 1995, he and his wife began an accidental journey which has resulted in a love affair with Wales the transformation of half-derelict mansion in Pembrokeshire to a centre for the arts and the soon to be home of Pembrokeshire’s first solar farm. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2011. Watch Glen's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/glen-peters-how-to-build-a-solar-farm --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message
Working with Digital Democracy to develop mobile tools and training for remote communities to document environmental contamination and human rights abuses. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2009. Watch Gregor's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/gregor-maclennan-how-technology-can-bare-witness --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message
Margaret Mead would have loved Orren.  A soulful and gifted young man who has done more to help make a positive impact by 15 than most folks do in a lifetime. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2012. Watch Orren's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/orren-fox-barefoot-bee-keeper --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message
Michael created the concept of “Cradle to Cradle” as a young chemist and, in 2002, with his American friend Bill McDonough, the bestseller 'Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things' was published. He founded the chemistry division of Greenpeace. His first-class science mind leaves him sceptical about many popular environmental solutions. Braungart is constantly explaining how much we need to know if we are to make the world a better place. And how much detail we already do know but which we sometimes stubbornly ignore. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2008. Watch Michael's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/michael-braungart-why-less-bad-isnt-better --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message
How would we behave differently if our culture mimicked that of nature? Imagine a world where the companies, cities and nature were functionally indistinguishable? As CEO of the fascinating Biomimicry 3.8 group (or as they like to say…a cast of nature circus performers), Chris reveals a new set of principles that are reshaping how we design, behave and flourish. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2011. Watch Chris' full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/chris-allen-nature-as-a-mentor --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message
How my life and the stories of those I’ve documented have taught me that our darkest time can bear the greatest rewards. That whilst we often avoid change, it is change that enables us to grow. — Recorded live as part of our online Live Lecture Series in 2020. Watch Giles' full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/giles-duley-change-growth-and-resilience --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message
Liz is the Director at Mittagundi, an outdoor education centre established with the belief that young people, mountains, purposeful work and challenges are natural partners. Mittagundi is situated on a 400-acre property near the old gold mining town of Glen Valley, on the Upper Mitta Mitta River, north of Omeo, in Victoria, Australia. — Recorded live at the global event in Victoria, Australia in 2015. Watch Liz's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/liz-leyshan-the-importance-of-perserverance --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message
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