The Executive Edge

The Executive Edge

The Executive Edge is the podcast that gives you an edge in life and business with practical skills that you can apply to achieve and maintain success. Hosted by UK psychologist and business adviser, Sue Firth. The show is a mix of interviews, tips, business insights and inspiration.


July 17, 2024 29 mins

Re-released July 18, 2024

Originally released March 16, 2023

This week's guest is Ashley Quinto Powell. Ashley is a sales and revenue consultant. She’s also a keynote and TEDX speaker, author, and start-up founder.  She is a self-professed champion of mums, and a relentless supporter of entrepreneurs.

Ashley is passionate about Women in business “having it all without doing it all.”  

On the show, she discusses the idea of the cul...

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Episode 187

Released July 11, 2024

This week's guest is Alan Lazaros, a coach and consultant, who shares the incredible story of how a  horrific car accident at the age of 26 led him along the path to success and fulfilment. 

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Episode 186

Released July 4, 2024

An interview with Karen Brown, Founder and CEO of Exponential Results.

While training for the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, Karen – a keen athlete – discovered the key to greater performance and effectiveness: identifying and addressing blind spots – the repeated thinking patterns that impede success.

Using a professional coach and science-based methodologies of how our minds work, she "bu...

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Episode 185

Released June 27, 2024

This week's podcast is an interview with Andres Klaric, the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Fuse, a next-gen loan origination system (LOS) that simplifies lending for financial institutions.

Over the last decade, Andres worked on Wall Street, investing in tech and business services.

This gave him an acute awareness of the issues slowing down lenders from achieving their highest potential, ultimately lead...

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June 19, 2024 26 mins

Episode 184

Released June 20, 2024

This week's guest is Dr Benjamin Ritter, founder of Live for Yourself Consulting.

On the show Ben discusses how people who've experienced a level of professional success but don't feel personally fulfilled or successful may be being held back by their lack of fearlessness.

He gives practical advice on personal development and ways to explore self-leadership.

For Ben, self-leadership may be what's ...

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June 12, 2024 18 mins

Episode 183

Released June 12, 2024

Nowadays, young people seem less well-equipped to handle what life throws at them. Research shows that they are experiencing more mental health difficulties, particularly because of Covid. They might be capable, have plenty of knowledge and information, but it feels as if something's missing. So on this week's show, the focusis on the life skills – or tools for life – that young people need.


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June 6, 2024 33 mins

Episode 182

Released June 6, 2024

This week's interview is with Barry Labov, CEO of LABOV Marketing, Communications & Training. 

Barry is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, brand strategist and channel engagement specialist. 

Oh, and he's also a former musician having made it onto the Billboard charts back in the day.

On the show, Barry discusses the power and importance of differentiation. 

He suggests that too often, great brands ...

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Episode 181

Released May 30, 2024

This week's guest is Matthew Sanjari, a business consultant and coach, who runs PRIME Consulting. 

Matthew discusses his journey from marketing and real estate to business coaching after a life-changing accident.

Sharing insights into how to reboot your mindset to ensure you run a business and that the business doesn't run you, Matthew's overriding approach is to blend operational strategy with per...

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Episode 180 

Released May 23, 2024


This week's guest is  Terry Ziemniak

Terry has over 25 years of experience in the information security field, with work ranging from technical, compliance, and executive leadership.

His most recent positions include 10 years as Information Security Officer for multi-billion-dollar healthcare organizations across the United States. This includes working as VP of Cybersecurity at Atrium Health.



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Episode 179

Released May 16, 2024

This week's guest is Doug Betts, who runs a business helping organisations to build skill at managerial and leadership level. I am passionate about this myself as I regularly work in business and find many people struggle with some aspect of their role. Often its handling conflict, or people who are under-performing, or it can be getting the right person in the job in the first place.

Doug is very ...

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Episode 178

Released May 9, 2024


Welcome to episode 178 of my podcast The Executive Edge with Kapil Kulshreshtha.

Kapil is a TEDx speaker, author, and coach. He passionately believes that anyone can find greater purpose in their life then live a happier life with time, effort, and guidance.

He runs Scintillate Coaching


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Episode 177

Released May 2, 2024

This week's guest is John Hall - an expert in breathwork.

John who runs his own business talked about how the vagus nerve works and that it runs the full length of the body from brain to toes! As a result, it controls or influences, many reactions, and responses in our body. He is quoted as saying “our mind is sending signals to our body about what to focus on. Our focus is sendi...

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April 24, 2024 30 mins

Episode 176

Released April 25, 2024


This week's guests are  Michelle Troseth and Tracy Christopherson who run Missing Logic.

On the show we discuss the "Polarity Intelligence Framework" that they've developed, which helps business leaders not just survive but thrive. 

As Michelle and Tracy put it, they "equip leaders with the missing logic to combat burnout and create sustainable work life balance and healthy work environments."


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Episode 175

Released April 18, 2024

This week's guest is  Ajay Malik.

Ajay has been an expert in AI for many years and worked for various companies including Motorola and Google. He believes it isn’t a big surprise or scary but it’s all about data! It helps us if we let it because data is more predictive, and it does better than us as we make errors.

On the show we talk all things AI.

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April 10, 2024 32 mins

Episode 174

Release April 11, 2024

This week's guest is Erin Andrea Craske

This episode delves into the concept of being a conscious business rebel and explores the journey of self-discovery and transformation. Erin introduces herself and shares insights into her personal and professional background.

She feels she is a conscious business rebel, and she highlights her love for freedom and self-direction.

The focus of the show is the...

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Episode 173

Released April 4, 2024

This week The Executive Edge welcomes Laura Darrell

Laura is a leadership coach specialising in helping organizations, big and small, enhance their workplace culture.

We talk leadership culture and the way the workplace is changing. 

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Podcast editing & production: @jonbuscall 

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Episode 172

Released March 28, 2024

This week's guest is Evan Marks

Evan is a distinguished performance coach with a background in Wall Street. He shares his 23-year experience on Wall Street highlighting the intense and competitive environment.

In this interview he discusses the significance of mental performance in high-pressure business settings.

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Episode 171

Released March 21, 2024

This week's guests is Andrea Petrone, an executive performance coach.

On the show we discuss how Andrea feels the role of CEOs is changing, how CEOs need to relate more to their staff, and the importance of communication in the workplace.

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Episode 170

Released March 14, 2024

This week's guest is Kasper Sierslev

Kasper is the Chief Commercial and Creative Officer for Zite Agency in Copenhagen. His background has been in agency marketing, and he’s got experience of being both his own in-house marketing expert and using external support.

During this episode we had a great chat about small businesses and how they get to the tipping point where it has less value using a ‘...

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Episode 169

Released March 7, 2024


This week I talk to Lisa Tromba.

Lisa is a well-experienced Executive Search and leadership assessment advisor delivering diverse leadership solutions across Consumer, Food & Beverage and Industrial markets globally.

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