015: The Principles, Passion & Perspectives of Politician Kenyatta Johnson
This week’s guest is Kenyatta Johnson. Following the murder of his cousin in 1998, he formed Peace Not Guns, a not for profit he formed to end and prevent gun violence through education and programs created to give children an alternative to the streets.
014: The Woman Redefining Possible Through Ballet and Physics- Dr. Merritt Moore
LA born, Merritt’s upbringing equipped her with the curiosity, problem-solving skills, and the unconventional mindset to defy conventions that dictate the impossibility of being world class in Ballet and Quantum Physics at the same time
013: Procrastination. A Curious Story of Creative Delay – Andrew Santella
In this episode we discuss the procrastination in all its guises, the great procrastinators from history and the challenge of balancing one’s curiosity and desire for productivity, in our digitally and socially distracted world. And a whole lot more.
012: Rough Diamond To Transformational Gem – Nicole Yershon
This week’s guest is author, consultant, speaker, mentor and curiosity charged connector, Nicole Yershon.
Since starting her career in advertising at aged nineteen, Nicole has been
forging the path of change, driving digital disruption inside traditional ad agencies and beyond.
011: Telling the Untold Stories – Dan McDougall
Three-time Foreign Correspondent of the Year nominee (the UK equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize), a dozen major International Prizes for Reporting including four Amnesty International Awards for Outstanding Human Rights Journalism, awards that are a testament to the talent and tenacity of Scottish born journalist Dan McDougall
010: To Pod, To Serve – Corey Cambridge
On this show, we discuss the influence of Corey’s family and upbringing, when and how his desire to entertain and his creative drive emerged, his commitment to living a life of service, the impact of serendipity, his view of luck and probability and his philosophy of life. And a whole lot more.
009: Living An Intentional Life – Ryder Carroll
Today’s guest is Ryder Carroll, the creator of The Bullet Journal® method, and author of the recent Bullet Journal book about the art of intentional living. In this episode we discuss his serendipitous journey to the Bullet Journal, the method, the practice and the underlying why of Bullet Journaling.
008: How to Get to Great Ideas = Dave Birss
Dave Birss is one of the most interesting creative thinkers on idea development and innovation. We discuss his views on creativity and why organizations must change the way they embrace creative thinking.
With three books to his name, his latest book- How to Get to Great Ideas offers a methodology called Right Thinking, a creative thinking framework, tools and resources to help organizations direct their mental and creative efforts more effectively.
007: Courtney Rennicke – The Psychotherapists Perspective On Our Challenging Times
n this episode, we discuss how Courtney’s early upbringing influenced her decision to follow a path in psychotherapy. We discuss her first=hand experience of the psychological effects of the current political and social climate, what we can learn from other countries more balanced representation of race and gender, the neurological impact of neglect or abuse, and the necessity for human connection.
006: The Publisher With A Purpose – Gordon Young
Guest Overview. Gordon Young – co-founder of The Drum, Europe’s largest and most awarded marketing website and magazine. Since launching his first print publication as a schoolboy in Glasgow, Scotland, Gordon’s impossible creative journey has taken on a path of increasing media influence, scale and reach. Driven by the core
005: Natalie Bridgeman Fields – Empowering the Powerless and Changing The World From The Bottom-Up
Natalie Bridgeman Fields is driven by the desire to see a different world and is working hard to change it. A fierce advocate and pioneer in international human rights, environmental law and founder of Accountability Counsel. AC has worked with nearly 40 communities around the world, providing direct legal support as well as working to address the systemic problems that perpetuate harmful projects through policy, advocacy, and research.
Michael Ventura – Problem Solving With Empathy
This weeks guest is Michael Ventura – Founder of NYC Brand Strategy and Design Practice, Sub Rosa, author of the new book Applied Empathy and alternative medicine healer.
At age 10 Michael Ventura told his parents he wanted to be an ideas man.
Arguably that was the moment that defined his course and set him on his impossible journey to change brands, organizations, and some day, even society.
003: Alessandra Lariu – From Power Over to Power With
In 2007 Ale founded She Says …a global community focused on engagement, education, and advancement for women in the creative fields. From 7 people in a room in London to 45 countries, Ale’s journey is far from over…In this conversation, we cover Ale’s impossible journey from growing up in the Amazon rainforest to being Executive Creative Director in NYC.
002: Taking The Backroads – Colby Gaines
Colby Gains…Emmy Nominated producer and Founder TV production company, Back Roads Entertainment discusses serendipity.
– The importance of ‘luck’ and the thought process when creating a ‘hit show’
– The importance of curiosity and asking questions in creating hits.
– The disposable nature of social media – instantaneous edible and forgettable and transactional people don’t want to invest in the conversation
How he developed his love of storytelling and comedy, how he learned his craft by just making stuff, developing a gut instinct for what works. The importance
001:Running a Corner to Changing Lives – Tyrique Glasgow
From running a corner, being shot 11 times, and serving time; Tyrique (Rique) Glasgow’s world is now about creating possibilities for the kids of the very same street. His world revolved around the corner of Taney and Tasker Streets, in South Philadelphia. Described as a world he’d been willing to die for, willing to kill for and gone to war for; Rique has now transformed this corner to a world of hope and opportunity. Running the Young Chances Foundation for the kids of this South Philly community, this is Rique’s story.
About The Impossible Network
This is a podcast where we explore the stories and experiences of everyday people living extraordinary lives. Our aim is to tell their inspiring stories, understand how serendipity played its part in their life’s journey and maybe re-evaluate how we all view serendipity in our lives. And in doing so