Episodes

  • The D.A.R.E. Podcast Ep 5 with City AM - Ann Cairns: In the Boardroom, Impact Investing etc
    Apr 4 2024

    Recorded on 1st March 2024, Ann Cairns is the former global chair of the 30% Club, Chair of CAB Payments and TMF Group. She also sits on the board of Crown Agent Banks, Lightrock for investing in sustainable businesses, Chair of Financial Alliance for women where members work in more than 135 countries to build programmes that support women with access to capital, information, education and markets. Additionally, a member of the UK Government’s Artificial Intelligence Council. Ann has previously held board positions with ICE, AstraZeneca, Charity Bank and was the lead non-executive for UK Government's Department of Business, Energy, Industrial Strategy, from January 2021 to February 2023.

    Until December 2022, served as the executive Vice Chair of Mastercard, having previously been President of International Markets for the company, responsible for the management of all customer-related activities in over 200 countries around the world. Before joining Mastercard, Ann led the Financial Services Group with Alvarez & Marsal in London and during that time was the CEO of Lehman Holdings in Europe during their Chapter 11 process. She was the CEO of Transaction Banking at ABN-AMRO, following 15 years in senior operational positions at Citigroup where she ran the payments infrastructure of Citi across 103 countries with circa 6000 staff. She launched the first-ever electronic currency trading platform for Citi during her time in the investment bank.

    Ann has a First Class Pure Mathematics degree, honorary doctorate from Sheffield University, a M.Sc. with research into medical statistics and honorary doctorate from Newcastle University. She is also a fellow of London Business School and a Trustee of MS Society.

    Listen to The D.A.R.E. Podcast Episode Five in partnership with City AM's first episode to learn more about the following and so much more as she speaks to the host and producer of The D.A.R.E. Podcast Prof Miranda K. Brawn who is also known as the world's fastest success mindset coach - "The 60 Seconds Coach".

    Diversity and Inclusion in the Boardroom globally
    Impact Investing, Climate Change and how to get involved
    Switching careers while developing a portfolio career
    Changing careers from a scientist to an investment banker in your 30's
    Sexual discrimination and working in male dominated environments
    Mentoring and Sponsoring
    Helping the younger generation

    This episode is sponsored by City AM.

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    32 mins
  • D.A.R.E. Ep 4: Andrew Cole - How to have "outstanding" success fighting kidney disease and racism with former England footballer
    Mar 14 2024

    Recorded in January 2024, Andrew Cole is a former award-winning professional English footballer from 1998 to 2008, and is mostly remembered for his time with Manchester United and playing for England internationally a.k.a. Andy Cole during this time. Also, a Kidney Research UK Ambassador where he launched the Andy Cole Fund to help increase black kidney donors.

    Listen to this D.A.R.E. episode number four to learn more about the following and so much more as he speaks to the host and producer of The D.A.R.E. Podcast Prof Miranda K. Brawn who is also known as the world's fastest success mindset coach - "The 60 Seconds Coach".

    1. How to have a positive and successful mindset
    2. Personal kidney disease battles and becoming an ambassador for Kidney Research UK
    3. Launching The Andy Cole Fund to help increase the number of Black Kidney Donors
    4. Fighting racism in football and beyond including reference to the Rooney Law
    5. Managing mental health challenges
    6. His "outstanding' song and saying yes to opportunities

    This episode is sponsored by Kidney Research UK and The Andy Cole Fund.

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    Email thedarepodcast@gmail.com if you would like to sponsor our future episodes and/or recommend a future podcast guest.


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    1 hr and 1 min
  • D.A.R.E. Episode 3: Shaun Wallace on turning failure into success & only Black person to win "Mastermind"
    Feb 23 2024

    Recorded in August 2023, Shaun Anthony Linford Wallace is an award-winning television personality, barrister, lecturer and author. He is one of the six "chasers" on the ITV quiz show The Chase and the only black person to ever win Mastermind. He is also an author, part-time lecturer and visits schools, colleges and other institutions to educate students on aspects of law. Shaun is also a celebrity ambassador for The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation (www.TMBDLF.com).

    Listen to this D.A.R.E. episode number three to learn more about the following and so much more as he speaks to the host and producer of The D.A.R.E. Podcast Prof Miranda K. Brawn who is also known as the world's fastest success mindset coach - "The 60 Seconds Coach".

    1. How to use transferable skills for a portfolio career including landing a television role
    2. Key messages for a successful mindset including advice for students starting their career
    3. Addressing setbacks and failure including how he turned his A level failure into success
    4. How he became the only black person to ever win "Mastermind"
    5. His slavery roots going back to the Caribbean and leaving a legacy
    6. Racism in society including within schools and how to address it
    7. The power of allyship for true diversity and inclusion

    This episode is sponsored by Great James Street Chambers.

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    39 mins
  • D.A.R.E. Episode 2: Chizzy Akudolu on "How Positive Mindsets and Mental Health are Keys for Success"
    Jan 25 2024

    Chizzy Akudolu, an award-winning popular British actress, writer, producer,
    comedienne and TV personality who has been delighting us for over 20 years on
    stage and screen. Also, a celebrity ambassador for TMBDLF.com.

    Listen to this episode to learn more about the following and so much more:

    (i) How to exercise positive thinking and having a positive mindset when facing challenges
    (ii) How to thrive within show business with resilience, taking risks and having a thick skin
    (iii) The important of mental health and addressing challenges e.g. depression and men with mental illness
    (iv) Diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry including the rise of black talent
    (v)Tips to have a "fabulous" mindset and to stay young
    (vi) How to manage a portfolio career a.k.a. having many strings to your bow with networking tips

    This episode is sponsored by Footesteps Foundation

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    31 mins
  • D.A.R.E. Episode 1: Dame Fiona Woolf sharing "Top Leadership Success Tips!"
    Jan 10 2024

    Recorded in July 2023, our guest is Dame Fiona Woolf, DBE, DStJ, DL who is a British corporate lawyer. She served as the Lord Mayor of London, acting as global ambassador for UK-based financial and business services. She has held and still holds many other significant positions in the City of London. She is also the Patron of The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation.

    Listen to this episode to learn more about the following and so much more:

    (i) Transition from university to work
    (ii) How to become a successful global firm partner and/or get promoted in the workplace
    (iii) Success mindset tips to become a successful leader including making history as the second female Lord Mayor of London 
    (iv) How to get involved with diversity and inclusion 
    (v) Managing a visible disability 

    This episode is sponsored by Hogan Lovells International. 

    You can also upload this episode on Audible, Apple and Spotify from 11th January 2024! 

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    Email thedarepodcast@gmail.com if you would like to sponsor our future episodes and/or recommend a future podcast guest.

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    24 mins
  • The D.A.R.E. Podcast (a #successfulmindset podcast) with Host Prof Miranda K. Brawn - Promo
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