What I Wish I Knew with Mike Irwin & Simon Daw
  • Mike Irwin & Simon Daw
8 episodes
Life and career rarely go to plan. Breakthroughs happen on the ragged edge when things aren't quite going as expected. Self-aware people learn from those trials. What I Wish I Knew podcast hosts Mike Irwin and Simon Daw explore lessons learned by everyone, including athletes, creators, entrepreneurs, leaders, writers, and difference makers. They have three things in common: none are perfect, all are humble, and they've learned a few things along the way. In What I Wish I Knew, they share those lessons with you.

Episodes

Switching the Field with Bryan Finnerty
2020 Oct 271h 22s
Few people become professional athletes. Few of those go on to win championships. And fewer still create $100+ million companies. What are the odds of doing all three? Bryan Finnerty odds. The Detroit sports legend rode his work ethic, vision, intensity, and humility to achieve heights on and off the sports field that most could only dream about. Bryan Finnerty is an inspiring story of personal and organizational leadership relevant to people from all walks of life.
Making the Common Good Common Again with Shawn Parr
2020 Oct 2054m 46s
At some point today, there’s a good chance you’ll interact with a brand that has fingerprints all over it. Not just anyone’s fingerprints, mind you, but Shawn Parr’s fingerprints. Adidas, Campbell’s, CMT, Heineken, Hilton, Mattel, MTV, Nike, Samsung, Starbucks, WD-40, and Westfield have been clients of this business transformation strategist and his team at Bulldog Drummond. Purpose is at the heart of everything he does, personally and professionally.
Building a Leadership Legacy with Hannah Ingram-Moore
2020 Oct 151h 18m 21s
Across the globe, Hannah Ingram-Moore has worked with companies such as Whittard of Chelsea, Gap, Fortnum & Mason, Swatch Group, and Mulberry to create and deliver omnichannel strategies, improve the customer journey, and boost international distribution and sales. She currently serves as co-founder, director, and workplace strategist with Maytrix Group, a company dedicated to helping clients achieve step changed revenue growth, effective strategy execution and maximizing people engagement.
After the Fall: Finding Purpose after Setback with Prince Daniels, Jr.
2020 Oct 131h 7m 24s
Prince Daniels, Jr. was told by a coach that he had a one in a million chance to play college football and a one in a billion chance to play in the NFL. He did both. As a running back at Georgia Tech, he set an NCAA record for rushing yards in a bowl game. He followed his illustrious college career to play for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. Understandably, “football player” became part of how Prince saw himself. And then injury took it all away. The physical aspect was only a part of the toll from the injury. He also suffered from anxiety and depression. Using meditation and mindfulness as tools of recovery, Prince found solutions for himself and also a new calling. An author, entrepreneur, and mindfulness expert, Prince helps athletes, professionals, and youth achieve their potential.
Designing a Life: A Conversation with Nick Dormon
2020 Oct 0849m 57s
Nick Dormon is Founding Partner and Strategy Director for Echo -a global Brand Design agency based in London. An engineer by training, a product designer by experience, and a brand strategist by choice, Nick has worked on jets, pets, and the BBC. He's designed telephones for the Danish, letter boxes for the Royal Mail, and steered successful brand innovation, identity and strategy; all delivered with a difference – useful, caring and with sustainability at the forefront.
Graced By Grit: An Entrepreneur's Journey with Kate Nowlan
2020 Oct 0656m 57s
Kate Nowlan is founder of premium women's athletic apparel brand GRACEDBYGRIT, member of the boards of directors of Hylete Inc, San Diego Sport Innovators, Girls on the Run, and the GRACEDBYGRIT Foundation, and author of Graced by Grit: The Entrepreneurial Woman's Guide to Starting a Business with Power, Passion, & Purpose.
From Mad Man to King and Beyond with Former Burger King CEO J. Jeffrey Campbell
2020 Sep 2757m 23s
Jeff Campbell rose from a career on Madison Avenue to become global CEO of Burger King. He also served as Chairman of Pillsbury Restaurant Group, Senior Vice President of Brand Development at Pepsi-Cola, and CEO of Johnny Rockets. He's co-founder of Wisdom Capture, Executive-in-Residence at San Diego State University, writer, speaker and business mentor. In this episode of What I Wish I Knew with Mike Irwin & Simon Daw, Jeff talks about leadership, mentors, culture, and what he learned from being fired as a CEO.
Welcome to What I Wish I Knew with Mike Irwin & Simon Daw
2020 Sep 206m 10s
Life and career rarely go to plan. Breakthroughs happen on the ragged edge when things aren't quite going as expected. Self-aware people learn from those trials. What I Wish I Knew podcast hosts Mike Irwin and Simon Daw explore lessons learned by everyone, including athletes, creators, entrepreneurs, leaders, writers, and difference makers. They have three things in common: none are perfect, all are humble, and they've learned a few things along the way. In What I Wish I Knew, they share those lessons with you.