EPISODE 5: Turning your biggest challenges into life-changing opportunities with Michael Tobin OBE, Multi-Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Maverick, and Philanthropist.
This episode Donna is joined by "The father of the UK Data Centre Industry" himself, Michael Tobin OBE. As a seasoned entrepreneur, Michael shares his thoughts on the many challenges life throws us and how you can overcome fear to seize the opportunities now.. Plus he shares his stories from trekking to the South Pole, to receiving an OBE from the Queen, and joking with Prince Charles.
From living on the streets of Bermondsey to becoming one of the world's leading digital personalities. Michael Tobin’s outstanding achievements have earned him many awards during his career, including ‘Datacentre and Cloud Influencer of the Decade’, ‘UK IT Services Entrepreneur of the Year’ (Ernst & Young) *THREE YEARS RUNNING* and ‘Lifetime Achievement for Services to the Data Centre Industry’ amongst many more!
Mike's latest book, Lifting the Floor, reveals the incredible stories hiding beneath the tiles of the global data centre industry, taking us from blackmail and betrayal to some of the biggest boardroom battles of all time.
Donna O'Toole is CEO of August, she has had the pleasure of supporting entrepreneurs, business leaders and teams to win the most prestigious awards in the world. Seeing first-hand how receiving awards and recognition has motivated teams, solved problems, supercharged brands and raised their profiles, helping businesses to grow and do even more good things for their employees, their industry and their community.