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Anatomy of a Leader with Maria Hvorostovsky

87 EpisodesProduced by Maria HvorostovskyWebsite

Welcome to Anatomy of a Leader - a video podcast that shows you there are many faces of leadership, that perfection doesn’t and shouldn’t exist and that making mistakes (or taking detours) can often lead to deep insights about your superpowers. My name is Maria Hvorostovsky. I’m a headhunter and Fou… read more

87 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

#47, How masking her identity led 27 year old Shana Gujral to start inclusion focused startups

January 31st, 2023

49:35

Shana Gujral is no typical 27 year old. With at least three startups under her belt, her deep insights about herself and the cultures she lives in …

TRAILER for #47, How masking her identity led 27 year old Shana Gujral to start inclusion focused startups

January 31st, 2023

1:58

Shana Gujral is no typical 267year old. With at least three startups under her belt, her deep insights about herself and the cultures she lives in …

#46, The Female Founder, The Metaverse & The xydrobe w/ Nell Lloyd-Malcolm

January 24th, 2023

56:56

Nell Lloyd-Malcolm is smart, bold, and hugely ambitious. xydrobe, the company she co-founded with Michael Pegrum and Isabella Gallucci, was created …

TRAILER #46 The Female Founder, The Metaverse & The Xydrobe w/ Nell Lloyd-Malcolm

January 24th, 2023

1:49

Nell Lloyd-Malcolm is smart, bold, and hugely ambitious. xydrobe, the company she co-founded with Michael Pegrum and Isabella Gallucci, was created …

#45, Childcare System is Broken: Rachel Carrell, Founder of Koru Kids

January 17th, 2023

46:40

Like many women, Rachel Carrell realised how impossible childcare is in London after becoming a mother.  


Having honed her leadership skills at McKinsey and health tech she decided to fix this broken system that …

TRAILER for #45, Childcare System is Broken: Rachel Carrell, Founder of Koru Kids

January 17th, 2023

1:44

Like many women, Rachel Carrell realised how impossible childcare is in London after becoming a mother.


Having honed her leadership skills at McKinsey and health tech she decided to fix this broken system that doesn’t …

#44 Dr Sam Bunting: On Launching Her Skincare Brand

January 10th, 2023

56:23

Dr Sam Bunting is a renowned dermatologist with a practice on 41 Harley Street. 


With her extensive social media presence, her YouTube channel and …

TRAILER for #44 Dr Sam Bunting: On Launching Her Skincare Brand

January 10th, 2023

1:20

In Episode #44 of Anatomy of a Leader, we talked about Dr Sam launching her own brand, her hyper independence, learning to control repetitive …

Chat GPT, Open AI interview New Year’s Special 2023 | #43

January 2nd, 2023

18:53


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My first guest of 2023 is not a CEO or a founder or even a human…

#42, Bill Bailey Christmas Special Interview

December 26th, 2022

1:29:39

Bill Bailey is one of the most brilliant performers of our time. Although renowned for his stand-up comedy, Bill is much more versatile than that.


He is a skilled musician, incorporating musical elements in his shows. …

TRAILER for #42, Bill Bailey Christmas Special Interview

December 26th, 2022

1:39

Bill Bailey is one of the most brilliant performers of our time. Although renowned for his stand-up comedy, Bill is much more versatile than that.


He is a skilled musician, incorporating musical elements in his shows. …

#41, The Broken CEO author Chris Pearse on Stress, Vulnerability & Emotions of Leaders in the Boardroom

December 20th, 2022

1:04:55

“However broken you might feel, you aren’t.” said Chris Pearse, author of “The Broken CEO”.


Call it limiting beliefs, or anxiety, dealing with internal turmoil is an essential skill of any leader today.


Traditionally …

TRAILER for #41, The Broken CEO author Chris Pearse on Stress, Vulnerability & Emotions of Leaders in the Boardroom

December 20th, 2022

1:38

“However broken you might feel, you aren’t.” said Chris Pearse, author of “The Broken CEO”.


Call it limiting beliefs, or anxiety, dealing with internal turmoil is an essential skill of any leader today.


Traditionally …

#40, Start a Workstyle Revolution: Why flexible working isn’t working w/ Lizzie Penny & Alex Hirst

December 13th, 2022

1:07:38

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“Flexible working is our nemesis. …

TRAILER for #40, Start a Workstyle Revolution: Why flexible working isn’t working w/ Lizzie Penny & Alex Hirst

December 13th, 2022

1:10

“Flexible working is our nemesis. It’s embarrassing that our collective imagination has only been able to tweak the 9 to 5 working day” said Lizzie …

#39, Health is Wealth w/ Rhian Stephenson, Founder of Artah and former CEO of Psycle

December 6th, 2022

1:14:51

Rhian Stephenson is a nutritional therapist, naturopath and founder of ARTAH - a brand of natural supplements with science backed ingredients that help support skin, gut health, hormone balance, sleep, stress and mood.


TRAILER FOR #39, Health is Wealth w/ Rhian Stephenson, Founder of Artah and former CEO of Psycle

December 6th, 2022

1:54

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Rhian Stephenson is a nutritional therapist, naturopath and founder of ARTAH - a brand of natural supplements with science backed ingredients that help support skin, gut health, hormone balance, sleep, stress …

#38, Neuroplasticity, Longevity & Failure: Dan Murray-Serter Secret Leaders host & Co-Founder of Heights

November 29th, 2022

1:24:27

Dan Murray-Serter is certainly one of the most interesting, curious and deep thinking entrepreneurs I have ever met.


Having failed with a fashion …

TRAILER for #38, Neuroplasticity, Longevity & Failure: Dan Murray-Serter Secret Leaders host & Co-Founder of Heights

November 29th, 2022

1:32

Dan Murray-Serter is certainly one of the most interesting, curious and deep thinking entrepreneurs I have ever met.

Having failed with a fashion …

#37, Shivani Pau Podcast Host of A Millennial Mind on Marriage, Confidence and Being Authentically You

November 22nd, 2022

1:02:42

Shivani Pau packs a punch in her fast growing podcast A Millennial Mind. She tackles topics such as marriage, independence, grief, terminal illness …

TRAILER for #37, Shivani Pau Podcast Host of A Millennial Mind on Marriage, Confidence and Being Authentically You

November 22nd, 2022

2:19

Shivani Pau packs a punch in her fast growing podcast A Millennial Mind. She tackles topics such as marriage, independence, grief, terminal illness …

TRAILER for #36, Turning down a dragon on Dragons' Den Dr Rhona Eskander co-founder of Parla toothpaste

November 15th, 2022

2:10

Dr Rhona Eskander is what a strong, bold, and smart entrepreneur looks like. She exudes confidence in herself and in her industry disruptive …

#36, Turning down a dragon on Dragons' Den: Dr Rhona Eskander co-founder of Parla toothpaste

November 15th, 2022

59:13

Dr Rhona Eskander is what a strong, bold, and smart entrepreneur looks like. She exudes confidence in herself and in her industry disruptive …

#35, Flexible Working: Anna Whitehouse aka Mother Pukka and Founder of Flex Appeal Campaign

November 8th, 2022

1:09:16

If you are a working parent and haven’t heard of Anna Whitehouse (aka Mother Pukka) you must have been living under a rock. Anna is an author, editor, podcast host and founder of Flex Appeal campaign fighting for …

TRAILER for #35, Flexible Working: Anna Whitehouse aka Mother Pukka and Founder of Flex Appeal Campaign

November 7th, 2022

2:15

If you are a working parent and haven’t heard of Anna Whitehouse (aka Mother Pukka) you must have been living under a rock. Anna is an author, editor, podcast host and founder of Flex Appeal campaign fighting for …

#34, Fashion & Metaverse w/ Matthew Drinkwater, Head of Innovation Agency, London College of Fashion

July 19th, 2022

45:05

How does Head of Innovation challenge the slow moving, traditional Fashion Industry?

By evoking strong emotions in fashion leaders using state of the …

TRAILER for #34, Fashion & Metaverse w/ Matthew Drinkwater, Head of Innovation Agency, London College of Fashion

July 19th, 2022

2:27

How does Head of Innovation challenge the slow moving, traditional Fashion Industry?

By evoking strong emotions in fashion leaders using state of the …

#33, Four Crucial Factors To Success - Ruth Gotian, Chief Learning Officer & Author of Success Factor

July 4th, 2022

37:48

If you could take all successful people from all disciplines, what would they all have in common?


According to Ruth Gotian there are four key …

TRAILER for #33, Four Crucial Factors To Success - Ruth Gotian, Chief Learning Officer & Author of Success Factor

July 4th, 2022

2:30

If you could take all successful people from all disciplines, what would they all have in common?


According to Ruth Gotian there are four key …

#32, Stop The Bias Against Working Mothers - Elizabeth Cowper, Founder & CEO of WoMo & Ludo

June 20th, 2022

54:05

How would the world change if more mothers returned to work feeling empowered, supported and valued?


How would amazing talent change the companies …

TRAILER for #32, Stop The Bias Against Working Mothers - Elizabeth Cowper, Founder & CEO of WoMo & Ludo Partnership

June 20th, 2022

2:23

How would the world change if more mothers returned to work feeling empowered, supported and valued?

How would amazing talent change the companies if …

#31, 4 Types of Regret w/ Daniel Pink: Author of The Power of Regret & How To Make Them Work For You NOW

June 5th, 2022

47:06

Daniel Pink is the New York Times bestselling author of 7 books, including To Sell Is Human, Drive, When and the most recent one The Power of Regret.

His Ted Talk “The Puzzle of Motivation” has been watched over 10 …

TRAILER for #31, 4 Types of Regret w/ Daniel Pink: Author of The Power of Regret & How To Make Them Work For You NOW

June 5th, 2022

1:47

Daniel Pink is the New York Times bestselling author of 7 books, including To Sell Is Human, Drive, When and the most recent one The Power of Regret.

His Ted Talk “The Puzzle of Motivation” has been watched over 10 …

#30 Success is not a TechCrunch Title: Hannah Russell, Founder Mags Creative a podcast production agency

May 23rd, 2022

53:32

Hannah Russell is an open book. She’s curious, tenacious and totally owns her errors and her success.

Her first company was Layer Home, which she …

TRAILER for #30 Success is not a TechCrunch Title: Hannah Russell, Founder Mags Creative a podcast production agency

May 22nd, 2022

1:55

Hannah Russell is an open book. She’s curious, tenacious and totally owns her errors and her success.

Her first company was Layer Home, which she …

#27 Saying No To Investors Even When You Have No Money Isn’t Always A Mistake: Hasna Kourda, Founder SYW

May 9th, 2022

48:38

Hasna Kourda, the Tunisian born Founder of Save Your Wardrobe, is considered, methodical and pragmatic. A recovering perfectionist.


She has been fighting the good fight about customer consumption and the importance of …

#29 How To Deal With Being Surrounded By Idiots At Work And In Life - Thomas Erikson, Author of Surrounded by Idiots (based on DISC personality model)

May 9th, 2022

1:18:49

Have you ever felt like you were surrounded by idiots? Like they just couldn’t understand the simplest things?

Human interaction is complex and …

TRAILER for #29 How to Deal with Being Surrounded by Idiots at Work & in Life - Thomas Erikson, Author of Surrounded by Idiots (based on DISC personality model)

May 8th, 2022

2:08

Have you ever felt like you were surrounded by idiots? Like they just couldn’t understand the simplest things?

Human interaction is complex and …

#28 Hybrid Working is the Worst of Both Worlds - Bruce Daisley, Author of The Joy of Work & Workplace Culture Expert

April 22nd, 2022

55:50

Campaign magazine dubbed him "One of the most talented people in media" and Evening Standard's rated him as the “Top 1000 Most Influential Londoners”.

TRAILER for #28 Hybrid Working is the Worst of Both Worlds - Bruce Daisley, Author of The Joy of Work & Workplace Culture Expert

April 21st, 2022

3:02

Bruce Daisley is outspoken, direct and absolutely obsessed with workplace culture. So much so, he wrote a Sunday Times bestselling book - The Joy of …

TRAILER for #27 Saying No To Investors Even When You Have No Money Isn’t Always A Mistake: Hasna Kourda, Founder SYW

April 14th, 2022

2:31

With less than 2% of funding going to female founders, it is tough when you are faced with the decision to walk away from investors. It takes courage, self-awareness, and conviction in your idea to do that.

My latest …

#27 Saying No To Investors Even When You Have No Money Isn’t Always A Mistake: Hasna Kourda, Founder SYW

April 14th, 2022

48:37

Hasna Kourda, the Tunisian born Founder of Save Your Wardrobe, is considered, methodical and pragmatic. A recovering perfectionist.

She has been fighting the good fight about customer consumption and the importance of …

#26 Being CEO to a Creative Founder - Sarah Crook, ex-CEO Christopher Kane, Dundas & Stella McCartney

December 23rd, 2021

52:56

Sarah Crook is a brand builder through and through having worked with Club 21 (Prada, Armani, Donna Karan), Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane and Peter Dundas.

In Episode 26 which concludes Season2, Sarah and I talk …

TRAILER for #26 Being CEO to a Creative Founder - Sarah Crook, ex-CEO Christopher Kane, Dundas & Stella McCartney

December 22nd, 2021

2:22

Sarah Crook is a brand builder through and through having worked with Club 21 (Prada, Armani, Donna Karan), Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane and …

#25 Improve Your Memory with Mnemonic Techniques from 8x Memory Champion - Boris Nikolai Konrad

December 9th, 2021

41:56

Boris Nikolai Konrad is a memory expert, neuroscientist, author, award winning international keynote speaker, 8x world memory champion and is listed …

TRAILER for #25 Improve Your Memory with Mnemonic Techniques from 8x Memory Champion - Boris Nikolai Konrad

December 8th, 2021

1:48

Boris Nikolai Konrad is a memory expert, neuroscientist, author, award winning international keynote speaker, 8x world memory champion and is listed …

#24 Your Customer Service Sucks: The Lost Art of Selling in Retail, Customer Centricity & Metaverse Shopping w/ Martin Newman

November 25th, 2021

1:07:55

Martin Newman is The Customer Champion, working tirelessly to make sure your customer service doesn’t suck. He is a keynote speaker, author, and …

TRAILER for #24 Your Customer Service Sucks: The Lost Art of Selling in Retail w/ Martin Newman, The Customer Champion

November 24th, 2021

1:55

Martin Newman is The Customer Champion, working tirelessly to make sure your customer service doesn’t suck. He is a keynote speaker, author, and …

#23 How to Hire the Best, Top 10 Tips by a Headhunter

November 16th, 2021

15:49

In this solo episode - I outline 10 steps to hiring the best people. I talk about envisioning your company culture, getting candidates to say ‘yes’, …

#22 The Great Resignation, Rage Quitting & Secrets to Happiness at Work w/ Dr. Tracy Brower

November 4th, 2021

47:37

Why do we work? Why should we expect to be happy at work? What are the conditions for happiness at work? How do you decide whether to leave your job …

TRAILER for #22 The Great Resignation, Rage Quitting & Secrets to Happiness at Work w/ Dr. Tracy Brower

November 3rd, 2021

2:58

Are you about to RAGE QUIT your job? STOP - Listen to this first. In Episode #22 I talk with Dr. Tracy Brower author of “Secrets to Happiness at …

#21 What You Should Know about Leadership: Advice from Female Founders

October 28th, 2021

7:19

What can female founders teach us about leadership? What is the most important aspect of leadership? What doubts do entrepreneurs have? In this short video our female guests from Season 2 share their insights and …

#20 How to Think Your Best at Work: Trust, Curiosity & Philosophy at Work w/ Dr Brennan Jacoby

October 21st, 2021

56:20

Dr Brennan Jacoby is a philosopher specialising in Trust (he wrote his PhD on betrayal). He is the Founder of Philosophy at Work, a company helping businesses ‘think their best’. He is one of the most interesting people …

TRAILER for #20 How to Think Your Best at Work: Trust, Curiosity & Philosophy at Work w/ Dr Brennan Jacoby

October 20th, 2021

2:13

“Be the philosopher in the room.”

Dr Brennan Jacoby is a philosopher specialising in Trust (he wrote his PhD on betrayal). He is the Founder of Philosophy at Work, a company helping businesses ‘think their best’. He is …

#19 Big brands on a CV don’t equal success, build a strong team around you, & the two sides of trust w/Eva Alexandridis, Founder of 111SKIN

October 14th, 2021

51:53

Eva Alexandridis, the Founder of 111SKIN is eloquent, elegant and enlightened. Growing up in Bulgaria with limited access to beauty products she, …

TRAILER for #19 Build a strong team around you, big brands on a CV don’t equal success & the two sides of trust w/Eva Alexandridis, Founder of 111SKIN

October 13th, 2021

2:03

“Once the person earns your trust, let them shine. No brands are built by one person.”


In Episode #19 I spoke with Eva Alexandridis, Founder of …

#18 Leading with Your Conscience, Crying at Work, Who is Most Valuable in a Team, Being First Time CEO: Simon Whitehouse CEO, Eco-Age, First CEO JW Anderson

October 7th, 2021

1:16:44

In Episode #18 I spoke with Simon Whitehouse, the CEO of Eco-Age, who was also the first CEO of JW Anderson (I may have had something to do with …

TRAILER for #18 Leading with Your Conscience, Crying at Work, Who is Most Valuable in a Team: Simon Whitehouse CEO, Eco-Age

October 6th, 2021

1:59

“The chain is as strong as its weakest link”

In Episode #18 I spoke with Simon Whitehouse, the CEO of Eco-Age, who was also the first CEO of JW Anderson (I may have had something to do with that).

We talked about being …

#17 Turning a Side “Mummy Hustle” into a Full On Startup - Vanessa Jacobs, Founder & CEO The Restory

October 1st, 2021

43:45

Vanessa Jacobs is all about action, grabbing the tiger by the tail and taking that first step. After a career in investment banking and consulting, …

TRAILER for #17 Vanessa Jacobs - Founder & CEO The Restory

September 29th, 2021

1:55

“Once I commit myself, I'm really all in. And I'm, as I said, a bit of a masochist about it”

Vanessa Jacobs is all about action, grabbing the tiger by the tail and taking that first step. After a career in investment …

#16 What Retailers Got Wrong About E-Commerce & How to be Remarkable w/ Steve Dennis

September 9th, 2021

55:20

Steve Dennis is a retail industry veteran, keynote speaker on retail innovation, podcast host, and has recently revised his bestselling book “Remarkable Retail - How to Win & Keep Customers in The Age of Disruption”.

TRAILER for #16 Remarkable Retail w/ Steve Dennis

September 8th, 2021

1:33

“The main reason I wrote the book was for that retailer who is slowly sinking into oblivion, and thinking that a slightly better version of mediocre is enough to win”

Steve Dennis is a retail industry veteran, keynote …

#15 Ageism and Beauty in the Workplace w/ Grace Fodor

September 2nd, 2021

1:13:18

Grace Fodor is an age warrior, brand strategist, and founder of Studio 10 cosmetics, leading the pro-age revolution. In this time of ageism, she …

TRAILER for #15 Grace Fodor, Founder Studio 10

September 1st, 2021

2:15

“Focus on yourself. Compete against yourself."


In Episode 15 I speak with Grace Fodor, an Age Warrior, Brand Strategist, and Founder of Studio 10 …

#14 The Dark Side of Your Strengths w/ Nicolai Chen Nielsen, co-author Return on Ambition

August 26th, 2021

45:51

In Episode #14, I spoke with Nicolai Chen Nielsen, Co-author of Return on Ambition about what ambition is, how to be intentional with your ambition, …

TRAILER for #14 w/ Nicolai Chen Nielsen, co-author Return on Ambition

August 25th, 2021

2:00

“Ambition is a desire and drive to reach a future state that's different from today, challenging to get to, and personally meaningful.”



In Episode …

#13 On Leading with Your Heart with Miriam Lahage, co-Founder of Aequip

August 19th, 2021

47:03

Miriam is an entrepreneur, NED, and advisor to early stage companies.  She has spent her career growing companies such as eBay, Figleaves, navabi, TJX and NET-A-PORTER.

In Episode 13 we talk about how behavioural …

TRAILER for #13 w/ Miriam Lahage, co-Founder of Aequip

August 18th, 2021

2:04

“Never take a job you know you can do.“



In Episode #13 I spoke with Miriam Lahage, who is an entrepreneur, advisor to early stage companies and co-Founder of Aequip (previously at eBay, Figleaves, navabi, TJX and …

#12 On Patriarchal Superiority w/ Millie Kendall MBE, CEO British Beauty Council

August 12th, 2021

1:08:31

Millie Kendall MBE, is the CEO of the British Beauty Council, founder of a PR agency Brandstand Communications and Millie of the beauty Brand Ruby & Millie.

Millie is humble, but a true risk-taker, someone who …

TRAILER for #12 w/ Millie Kendall MBE, CEO British Beauty Council

August 11th, 2021

2:03

“Surround yourself with experts. You'll never be an expert in everything.”


In Episode #12 I spoke with Millie Kendall MBE, CEO British Beauty Council, founder of a PR agency Brandstand Communications and Millie of the …

#11 On Recognising Your Accomplishments w/ Ceanne Fernandes-Wong, co-Founder & CEO Cocoon

August 5th, 2021

1:16:31

Ceanne Fernandes-Wong, the CEO & co-founder of Cocoon, a luxury handbag subscription service, is smart, unassuming and so humble.

In this episode, we talked about doing impossible things like leading the way in …

TRAILER for #11 w/ Ceanne Fernandes-Wong, co-Founder & CEO Cocoon

August 4th, 2021

1:45

“The adoption of circular business models, widespread by the industry, has to happen.”


In Episode #11, I spoke with Ceanne Fernandes-Wong, the CEO …

#10 On Having Audacity w/ Riccardo Sciutto, CEO, Sergio Rossi

July 29th, 2021

50:39

Riccardo Sciutto, the CEO of Sergio Rossi, which has recently been acquired by Fosun Fashion Group, is bold and unwavering and has managed to balance …

TRAILER for #10 w/ Riccardo Sciutto, CEO, Sergio Rossi

July 28th, 2021

1:23

“Think Heritage, Play Digital”


In Episode #10 I spoke with Riccardo Sciutto, the CEO of Sergio Rossi, which has recently been acquired by Fosun Fashion Group.

We talked about how to act in a crisis, how to surround …

#9 On Just Listening w/ Dr. Mark Goulston, Coach, Psychiatrist, Author of "Just Listen"

July 19th, 2021

1:10:32

Dr. Mark Goulston is a storyteller with a psychic ability to read minds. He coaches many women (including me) and he is a master of scripts for life …

TRAILER for #9 w/ Dr. Mark Goulston, Psychiatrist, Coach, Author, "Just Listen"

July 19th, 2021

2:29

"Here is what you need to know. Investors when they smile, it's not a 'yes'" 

In this episode, I had a huge honour of speaking with Dr. Mark …

#8 On Failing Fast w/ Whitney Hawkings, Founder & CEO, FLOWERBX

July 19th, 2021

37:51

Whitney Hawkings is determined, head strong and laser focused.  After spending 18 years working with Tom Ford at Gucci, Whitney took the plunge and founded FLOWERBX, growing it to become the first global flower brand.  

TRAILER for #8 w/ Whitney Hawkings, Founder & CEO, FLOWERBX

July 19th, 2021

1:44

"Fail fast is advice I would give my former self" 

Whitney Hawkings founded FLOWERBX with the mission to to deliver fresh, quality flowers with the …

#7 On Being Indistractable w/ Nir Eyal, Bestselling Author of “Hooked” and “Indistractable”

July 19th, 2021

51:57

Nir Eyal the bestselling author of “Hooked” and “Indistractable” is a force, with incredible insights and practical tips on how to get into flow and …

TRAILER for #7 w/ Nir Eyal, Author of “Hooked” and “Indistractable”

July 19th, 2021

2:08

"One of the biggest problems we have in management and leadership is leaders almost no have no idea what their staff is doing. And they're too afraid to ask because they don't want to micromanage them."

Nir Eyal the …

#6 On Nurturing Creativity w/ Andrea Baldo, CEO Ganni

July 19th, 2021

1:05:34

Andrea Baldo, the CEO of Ganni, is one of the most incredible CEOs I know in fashion. He truly understands the most important aspect of being a …

TRAILER for #6 w/ Andrea Baldo, CEO, Ganni

July 18th, 2021

1:37

"Creativity and innovation doesn't come based on how much money you put in"

Andrea Baldo, the CEO of Ganni, is one of the most incredible CEOs I know …

#5 On Wearing Confidence w/ Lucy Aylen - Founder, Never Fully Dressed

July 16th, 2021

49:55

"We still keep our ethos that confidence is the best thing a woman can wear."  

In episode 5, Maria chats with Lucy Aylen, Founder of Never Fully …

#4 On Personal Growth w/ Sarah Curran-Usher, MBE - Founder, My-Wardrobe

August 25th, 2020

49:55

"It's the negative experiences - if you take the lessons from them, that drive personal growth."

In episode 4, Maria speaks with Sarah Curran-Usher MBE - MD EMEA, True Fit.

They chat about Sarah's leadership journey …

#3 On Outsmarting Obstacles w/ Sherrille Riley - Founder & CEO, Nails & Brows Mayfair

July 17th, 2020

41:26

"When you're setting up a business, you have a million obstacles to overcome. So the last thing you need is somebody trying to hold you back."

In …

#2 On Entrepreneurial Patience w/ Jessica Blackler - Founder & CEO, Jecca Black Cosmetics

March 3rd, 2020

20:50

In this episode, Maria Hvorostovsky Founder and CEO of HVO Search interviews Jessica Blackler Founder of Jecca Blac.   

Maria asks Jessica about times when she has been overlooked because of her young age.   

They also …

#1 On Toughest Shareholders w/ Peter Williams - Chairman of Superdry and former CEO of Selfridges

January 28th, 2020

29:24

In this episode, Maria speaks with Peter Williams, Chairman of Superdry and Sophia Webster and former CEO of Selfridges.

Maria asks Peter about his journey from running a business to operating at board level. They also …

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