In this episode we are joined by the charismatic Greg Mangham. Founder and Chief Executive of an inspiring new charity called “Only A Pavement Away”, Greg has a wonderful way with words. He tells, with great humour, the story of his rise through the ranks of the hospitality and leisure industry. “If you could drink it or bet on it, I was there” is the phrase he uses to describe the early part of his career. That was all before walking through The Strand in London one night with his wife, Gill and a throwaway comment regarding the number of homeless people sleeping on the street on the pavement around them. Not lost on the fact that the hospitality sector that he knows and loves has a massive shortage of workers and seeing the people around him without a home, without a job and without hope, Greg immediately put an idea into action to help people off the streets and into employment in hospitality. The idea grew wings and after gaining the early support of some key movers and shakers, Only A Pavement Away was born. Greg has since sacrificed and closed down his successful consulting practice and Gill has given up most of the space on her dining room(!) to make room for this inspirational movement that had its inaugural conference at The Hospital Club in March 2019. Sit back, relax and be inspired by this amazing story that continues to grow by the day.

Smash The Box is a personal development business. Everything I do is with the aim of inspiring you to find your purpose so you can make your mark on the world. One way I do this is by sharing people’s stories. Inspiring stories that the world needs to hear. Stories of breakthroughs, aof adversity overcome, of achievements, successes, of setbacks and turnarounds, of realisations and lightbulb moments. This audio experience is a natural and perfect complement to the existing services of Life Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Breakthrough Workshops and Inspirational Talks – all of which forms something quite unique and special. If you are looking to find your purpose in life, in work, or both, then don’t just think outside the box. It’s time to Smash The Box!