The Mojo Sessions

The Mojo Sessions

The Mojo Sessions features interesting conversations with the world's most interesting people. Hosted by Gary Bertwistle, who has collected a catalogue of over three hundred interviews with some of the world's most interesting minds, The Mojo Sessions podcast series takes a minimalist approach that focuses on the guest and brings you valuable and memorable conversations.

Episodes

May 7, 2021 66 min
US Navy SEAL sniper JP Dinnell was awarded a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars with Valor and the Army Commendation Medal with Valor for his leadership and courage under fire, serving in Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated Special Operations unit of the Iraq War. Today, he's the Director of Experiential Leadership at Echelon Front, the world's premier leadership training company, working with Jocko Willink and Leif Bab...
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    Logan Gelbrich, author of Going Right: A Logical Justification for Pursuing Your Dreams, owns Deuce gyms in LA, a unique group of gyms that teaches leadership and a higher standard of performance in a gym environment incorporating strength training, strongman, gymnastics, wellness, fitness, performance and group fitness. His book is a great metaphor if you want to grow, hold higher standards, make a mark and be uncommon. It is a ph...
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    Rohit Bhargava is on a mission to help the world be more open-minded and assist us to see the non-obvious ideas. A Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Rohit's insights into upcoming trends are used globally by businesses such as the World Bank, NASA, Intel, Disney, Colgate, Coca-Cola, Under Armour, and NBC Universal, to discover what's next and set themselves up to win the future. Rohit spent 15 years in leadership with...
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    Learners are earners. Sam Thomas Davies has a simple mission - he strives to publish the best free book summaries on the planet. True to his mission, Sam has created a fabulous resource sharing his top 100 book summaries... coded by category. In this conversation I discuss with Sam his process for learning, discerning important take outs, recording and storing those ideas and then being able to create a system to retrieve and use h...
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    Dr Jeff Spencer is cornerman to some of our greatest achievers. A former Olympian, Jeff's client list boasts names such as Tiger Woods, U2, Nike, Richard Branson, as well as Tour de France winners, so it’s safe to say he knows a thing or two about becoming a world class performer!  Jeff specialises in helping would-be high achievers who currently feel over committed, over extended and overwhelmed find clarity on why they’re stu...

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    Jay Samit has an incredible resume. He's created disruptive ideas for Adobe, American Express, AT&T, Best Buy, Clinique, Coca Cola, Disney, Ford, GE, IBM, Intel, LinkedIn, McDonalds, Microsoft, Starbucks, Unilever, Visa and more. Jay held senior roles at EMI & Sony where he pioneered breakthrough advancements in video, ebooks & digital music that are used by billions of consumers every day and worked closely with gu...

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    Annie Duke is a former professional poker player who won more than $4 million in poker tournaments, holds a prestigious World Series of Poker gold bracelet and was the leading money winner among women in World Series Of Poker history. A best selling author, her new book 'How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices' teaches us the true science of decision making, helping to explain how we can make better decisions,...
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    Adam M. Lowenstein, author of Reframe the Day, is a former U.S. Senate speechwriter who left the nonstop, striving-obsessed world of American politics and discovered that with some simple tweaks to the way in which he approached each day he could resist the allure of 'busyness' and find more meaning in his day and his life. In Reframe the Day, Adam writes about practical systems we can use to nudge our days in a more fulfil...
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    Brendon Watt is proof that anyone can reinvent themselves and get their mojo back. A self-confessed “complete loser” ten years ago, Brendon found himself broke, miserable and living in a spare room in his mother’s house with his 5-year-old son. He then made a huge decision, to change his life... and he has!  Today he writes and speaks about the decisions and steps he took that moved an unhappy Brendon as a struggling tradesman to a...
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    Dr. Jenny Brockis is a medical practitioner and board-certified lifestyle medicine physician, specialising in brain health and mental performance. With 30 years experience Jenny has practical, science-based strategies to overcome many of life's challenges like loneliness, stress, relationship breakdowns, loss of social connection and mental health issues and the means to create well habits to help avoid these sorts of issues.
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    Statistician Nic Marks, a fellow of the New Economics Foundation in London, asks why we measure success by productivity instead of by happiness & well-being. He developed The Happy Planet Index, a statistical method to measure, analyse and interpret happiness and then apply evidence to business, education, sustainability, healthcare and economics. He believes that our quality of life is measurable, and that true contentment com...
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    Nicolas Aidoud is the Founder and Managing Partner of HumAIn Capital where he advises Fortune 500 companies on artificial intelligence and deep tech for positive human impact. Nicolas is very positive and pragmatic about the future impact of artificial intelligence and his approach helps us truly understand, access and make sense of AI and the technologies that are both around and in front of us, and how they will impact our future...
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    An estimated 55 million meetings happen across the USA every day and 9 out of 10 employees admit to daydreaming during meetings. Forty seven percent said attending too many meetings is the No. 1 time waster. Dr Steven Rogelberg, author of The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance provides direction, smart tactics and a how-to guide to change your working life. Steven is the world’s leading e...

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    Major Matina Jewell joined the Army at age 17.  After 15 years of service, 5 missions, 9 war medals and being badly wounded in combat as a Peace Keeper for the UN in Lebanon, Matina shares her views on courageous decision making and values-based leadership to empower teams. Having served in some of the toughest environments on earth Matina provides a life-changing perspective from the front-line of leadership, resilience and change...
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    Rock legend Suzi Quatro has sold over 55 million records and influenced generations of female artists who have followed the path she created. This iconic American female bass playing vocalist has a wonderful new Christmas single, a track written in a COVID period. I caught up for a conversation with Suzi from her studio in Europe to talk about the creative process, alter ego's, removing negative voices, setting standards, and a...
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    Preethaji, one of the world’s leading female philosophers, founded O&O Academy, a philosophy and meditation school with her husband Krishnaji. She believes that you can live, as many do, a mediocre life with a purpose that is contrived, but a great life, career or relationship can only happen with an authentic purpose. Preethaji works with corporate leaders to discover purpose, connection and how to live in a beautiful state. P...
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    Iris Gardner spent her childhood off the grid, an ideal life in the woods for a kid, totally off grid, heading out on horse back, confronting mountain lions, reading books, growing and hunting their food..until the day a sexual predator moved into the house, a family friend who would throw the life of a young 5 year old child into unspeakable darkness. Hear a remarkable story from a truly remarkable lady who has emerged from that d...
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    Widely recognised as one of todays great creative minds, John S. Couch is a prolific artist, designer and VP Product Design at streaming service Hulu. John started at Wired Magazine where he developed his love for technology and design before taking on leadership roles at The Museum of Contemporary Art, CBS, eBay and now Hulu. With a Japanese mum and a dad from Texas he's described as part Sumurai, part Cowboy. John has a uniqu...
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    Luis Navia smuggled over 300 tons of cocaine for the biggest Colombian & Mexican cartels including Pablo Escobar’s Medellín Cartel. The book Pure Narco is the true life story of Luis Navia, also known as 'El Senador' (The Senator).⁣ ⁣In this fascinating conversation we hear from the man who smuggled over $10 billion worth of product for the worlds biggest cartels and lived to tell his story. We discuss with Luis his lif...
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    Jesse Fink in his book Pure Narco, shares the true story of Luis Navia known as 'El Senador' (The Senator) who smuggled over 300 tons of cocaine for the biggest Colombia & Mexico cartels including Pablo Escobar’s Medellín Cartel.⁣ Jesse spent years with Luis to understand the logistics of these huge operations, the dichotomy of a guy driven to make his father proud, what he was willing to sacrifice for the next big ship...
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