Virgin Disruptors

About this podcast

The Virgin Disruptors Podcast is a melting pot for disruptive thinking, designed to inspire, provoke and activate change in the world of business and beyond.

Presented by Holly Ransom, the show features a series of talks from influential entrepreneurs, who like Richard Branson, share a ‘screw it, let's do it’ attitude - pushing themselves to create change in areas of purpose, performance, people and planet. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, an individual, or an organisation, this series is packed with plenty of tips and tricks that you can apply to your own thinking – to disrupt the way you work and the world around you. Holly Ransom is the CEO of Emergent and a regular commentator globally on millennials, entrepreneurs, politics and innovation.

You can listen to Virgin Disruptors on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts from.

Series 1
Virgin Disruptors podcast

01: Purpose with Richard Branson

Richard Branson, serial entrepreneur Emma Sinclair, Blockchain founder Peter Smith and the man behind The LADbible, Solly Solomou, discuss the importance of purpose in business.

Virgin Disruptors podcast

02: Behaviour change with Matt Wallaert

Holly Ransom introduces Matt Wallaert, director of Microsoft Startup Partners, who explains the psychology behind behaviour change - and how you can identify factors that are holding you back.

Virgin Disruptors podcast

03: Unconsumption with Nisreen Shocair

One of the most celebrated entrepreneurs in the Arab world, Nisreen Shocair, has grown Virgin Megastore MENA to be one of the most well respected customer-centric brands in the region - how did she do it?

Virgin Disruptors podcast

04: Environment with Cyrill Gutsch

Holly Ransom introduces Cyrill Gutsch, designer and founder of Parley for the Oceans, who has developed a platform where the creative industries can get together and act to protect our life-sustaining ecosystem.

Virgin Disruptors podcast

06: Teamwork with Dom Price

Holly Ransom introduces Dom Price, a senior member of one of the world's most successful tech companies, Atlassian.

Virgin Disruptors podcast

07: Diversity with Chuck Stephens (Google)

Google EMEA’s Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Chuck Stephens, explains the importance of understanding your team and adapting practises to meet needs of different people

Virgin Disruptors podcast

08: Performance with Dr Andy Walshe

Meet Red Bull’s Head of Performance, Dr Andy Walshe. In his day job Andy helps extreme athletes and creatives push the boundaries in eliminating fear and maximising performance.

Virgin Disruptors podcast

09: Equality with Sara Khan

Holly Ransom introduces the final episode in this series of the Virgin Disruptors Podcast, featuring human rights activist and founder of Inspire, Sara Kahn.