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Hi! I'm Toby Stewart, a serial digital entrepreneur who believes that the most significant societal changes have come from the alignment of passion and purpose.

Through my podcast, P/Squared, I focus on engaging with innovators, change-makers and thought-leaders who are on a mission to trigger positive change in the world.

In the wake of COVID-19, our focus has shifted to 'The New Normal’ - short-form interviews with business leaders, charity workers and those on the front line in order to highlight and champion those who are having a positive impact on society in the wake of COVID-19.

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The New Normal #01 | Helping the Isolated in Isolation | Rachel Hill, Director at BEfriend
April 2, 2020

Rachel Hill is a director at the Charity BEfriend, their core mission is to help people who are isolated and homebound who have no support. They now face an unprecedented challenge of providing support whilst in lockdown.

They’ve been running for over 25 years providing companionship for people who would otherwise have nobody else, and for the first time they’re having to change their whole model. 

In this episode of The New Normal, Rachel talks about having to tell the people that they’ll stop receiving face to face visits and how BEfriends’ emergency shopping service has raised over £2,200.

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#06 | Disrupting the Agriculture Industry for Good | Genevieve Leveille
February 12, 2020

“Never fear moving, never fear change.” - Genevieve Leveille is sowing the seed of change through the Blockchain. After receiving a bachelor’s of science degree in Bio-Chemistry from Columbia University, Genevieve went on to have an accomplished and varied career in finance.

Genevieve is now on a mission to leverage new technologies to enable trust and transparency in the Agriculture ecosystem, by providing services and tools for digital identity and traceability from seed to customers for farmers, suppliers, consumers and governments.

On this episode of P/squared we delve into Genevieve’s story, explore where her drives comes from, and how to stay in balance through the process of pioneering. Please enjoy this episode and take what resonates with you!

#05 | Fighting the Mental Health Stigma | Jonny Benjamin MBE
January 8, 2020

“It Gets Brighter.”- Jonny Benjamin MBE is an an award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and vlogger. His social media campaign, #FindMike, went viral in 2014 and led to him being reunited with the man who prevented him from taking his life 5 years prior. Jonny is now on a mission to spread awareness for mental health whilst challenging and changing the stigma around it. 

On the fifth episode of P/Squared, Jonny shares his insights on the difference between mental illness and mental health, mental health in entrepreneurship, the impact of social media, and how the system needs to change in order to support more people who are struggling. Please enjoy this episode and take what resonates with you!

#04 | The €10 Billion Pitch Coach | Beth Susanne
November 6, 2019

“Pay attention to what delights you.” - Beth Susanne is an international pitch coach based in Europe. Beth’s clients have a 78% success rate, raise an average of €4M in funding each, and has raised a total of over €10 billion. 

Since relocating from Silicon Valley in 2012, Beth Susanne has trained over 2,500 international startups to successfully pitch to investors, clients and potential partners. Beth’s mission is to help as many people as possible, do as much good as possible, for as many people as possible, fast. 

The vast majority of Beth’s clients are on a mission to change the world through technology, and on this episode of P/squared Beth shares her story with us. Together, we explore her diverse career which led her to this point, and her internal motivations behind wanting to do something that leaves a positive impact in the world.

#03 | Forging Positive Change Through Business | CanO Water Founders Ariel Booker, Josh White, Perry Alexander Fielding
October 14, 2019

I had opportunity to interview three childhood friends and founders of CanO Water who joined forces to come up with a solution to a major global issue after a trip to a plastic -strewn beach in Thailand. 

In just four years, Josh White, Ariel Booker and Perry Alexander Fielding have sold close to 15M CanO Waters, can be found at all of the major retailers in the UK, and are enjoying a 600% year on year growth. 

In this episode of P/squared, the boys open up about the rollercoaster journey that led them to their unstoppable success, including dealing with rejection, breaking down the anatomy of an authentic brand, and how to genuinely combine purpose and profit.  Please enjoy this episode and take what resonates with you!

I hope you enjoy this episode and take what resonates with you!

#02 | Why Try and Achieve One Dream When You Could Achieve Ten Dreams? | Ade Adepitan MBE
September 26, 2019

Ade Adepitan MBE is a television presenter, wheelchair basketball champion and author to name a few. 

Having survived polio as a child, Ade has gone on to compete as a wheelchair basketball player on an international level and has a wealth of TV presenting experience. 

In 2006, Ade was given an honorary doctorate from Loughborough University and had the honour of being awarded an MBE for his contribution to disabled sport in the Queen’s 2005 Birthday Honours. 

On the second episode of P/squared, Ade shares his story with us, including his upbringing, challenges he overcame during his journey and lessons he’s learnt along the way. The sky's the limit, and according to Ade one dream isn't enough. 

I hope you enjoy this episode and take what resonates with you!

#01 | Can Buses Solve The Homeless Crisis? | Dan Atkins Founder Buses4Homeless
September 12, 2019

Can Buses Solve The Homeless Crisis?

“When you are on the right path, things become easy.” - Dan Atkins is solving one of Britain's biggest problems through his social enterprise Buses4Homeless.

Former teacher and business mentor Dan Akins, 39, is on a mission to improve the lives of homeless people across the world through upcycling decommissioned buses into short term shelters and teaching soft vocational skills to integrate them back into society.

On the first episode of P/squared, Dan shares his insights on spirituality, the challenges of running and obtaining funding for a social enterprise, the unique experiences that led him to this point, and how to truly make a tangible difference in homeless people’s lives.

I hope you enjoy this episode and take what resonates with you!

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