“Clarity Through Cynicism” with Ceepz and Tom

Finding Your Forté – Just an introspective conversation with people from various business, skill and talent backgrounds; exploring their motivations, experiences and opinions all things business, life and everything in between. Kick back and take in how others have started, sustained but also failed with some of their endeavours. Learn how they found their forté and maybe even spark your forté.

This episode comes in 2 parts, simply because of the length of the conversation between Tom and myself. Over a bottle of rum on a bank holiday weekend, Tom turns into a host and interviewer and grills me on some of the topics that I commonly touch on but never quite delve into. The spotlight is on me to where I open up about how I started up The Forté but equally so my philosophies and perspectives on all things life.

A bit of a lengthy episode, but hopefully worthwhile where you get to learn a bit more about the man that’s decked out in green and gets his guest to open up about how they find their forté and beyond.

“Life Is A Pitch” with Gaz from Millwall Kicks

Finding Your Forté – Just an introspective conversation with people from various business, skill and talent backgrounds; exploring their motivations, experiences and opinions all things business, life and everything in between. Kick back and take in how others have started, sustained but also failed with some of their endeavours. Learn how they found their forté and maybe even spark your forté.

This episode I sit down the Gaz from Millwall Kicks, who is a Project Manager and Football Coach working within the community by running a range of great football projects. We explore his own route into the world of football, the small politics within the game itself but also understanding how to deal with young people to maximise results. Quite a humble and laid back figure, but Gaz definitely provides a great insight into how the football system works while also discovering some of the great things he has gone on to achieve.

“Keeping The Door Open” with Capital Moments

Finding Your Forté – Just an introspective conversation with people from various business, skill and talent backgrounds; exploring their motivations, experiences and opinions all things business, life and everything in between. Kick back and take in how others have started, sustained but also failed with some of their endeavours. Learn how they found their forté and maybe even spark your forté.

This episode I sit down with 2 of the founding members of Capital Moments who have create a platform in providing jargon free and digestible commercial and financial news and information for a young and aspiring demographic. Both Tom and Demi share how CM started but also the motivations behind it, while we drift of into conversations about being young men working in the city, why it is important to help younger peers but also the parallels between the financial world and personal relationships.

“Don’t Let The Ball Drop” with Jermaine Anderson

Finding Your Forté – Just an introspective conversation with people from various business, skill and talent backgrounds; exploring their motivations, experiences and opinions all things business, life and everything in between. Kick back and take in how others have started, sustained but also failed with some of their endeavours. Learn how they found their forté and maybe even spark your forté.

This episode I sit down with Peterborough Utd player, Jermaine Anderson where we explore his journey though football so far, what it was like coming through the Arsenal Academy in the same class as Alexi Iwobi but also touching on the aspects outside football. Through the conversation with put to bed some of the myths and misconceptions about young footballers but also understanding the importance of support networks.

With Jermaine breaking through in a way that is common to many footballs and taking a journey though the lower leagues, you may just get to learn what is meant by “Ball is Life”.

“Mind The Creative Gap” with Jojo (Highroller Co)

Finding Your Forté – Just an introspective conversation with people from various business, skill and talent backgrounds; exploring their motivations, experiences and opinions all things business, life and everything in between. Kick back and take in how others have started, sustained but also failed with some of their endeavours. Learn how they found their forté and maybe even spark your forté.

This episode I sit down with the notoriously talented Jojo (@jojoldn) of High Roller Co. Having followed his creative exploits for a number of years, it was great to sit down with him and discuss this creative process, how it all started but also shed further light on his great new project Black In The Day, that focusses on documenting the Black British experience.

We uncover his creative inspirations, how social networking enabled him to reconnect with his London roots but also finding out if there will ever be another Jojo Party.

“Women, Woes and Wealth” with Bola Sol

Finding Your Forté – Just an introspective conversation with people from various business, skill and talent backgrounds; exploring their motivations, experiences and opinions all things business, life and everything in between. Kick back and take in how others have started, sustained but also failed with some of their endeavours. Learn how they found their forté and maybe even spark your forté.

This episode I sit down with the wonderful @Bola_Sol, of @RefinedCurrency who also runs a lifestyle platform under The Sol Lifestyle, where we chop it up about her own financial journey, the lessons learnt along the way but also touching on what sort of things young people should be taught about finance.

With Bola being all about women empowerment and financial management, we uncover some of her views on gender dynamics and how they impact relations between men and women but also exchanging views on what a legacy means in the long run.

“Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow” with Imani of Diamond Hair UK

Finding Your Forté – Just an introspective conversation with people from various business, skill and talent backgrounds; exploring their motivations, experiences and opinions all things business, life and everything in between. Kick back and take in how others have started, sustained but also failed with some of their endeavours. Learn how they found their forté and maybe even spark your forté.

This episode I sit down with The Hair Connoisseur aka @ImaniDH of @Diamond_HairUK, where we explore the start up of her hair company, the industry itself but also exploring personal aspects of how to deal with criticism particularly within an online environment where people can be quick to latch onto a bad experience. Imani also goes into detail about her views on weave but also touching on experiences where people’s intentions may have not been so favourable.

“Laugh, Only on Sundays” with Mo The Comedian

Finding Your Forté – Just an introspective conversation with people from various business, skill and talent backgrounds; exploring their motivations, experiences and opinions all things business, life and everything in between. Kick back and take in how others have started, sustained but also failed with some of their endeavours. Learn how they found their forté and maybe even spark your forté.

This episode I sit down with Mo Giligan or how others may know him – Mo The Comedian. Either or, we explore his journey within the comedic scene; from doing those first gigs to an intimidate crowd to crossing over from the “urban” scene from his early days doing Sunday Show to more mainstream gigs and working on CBBC and Snapchat USA. Understand what it means to chase an unconventional passion, those highs and lows but the humorous stories along the way.

“2 Heads, 1 Candle” with Lost World London

Finding Your Forté – Just an introspective conversation with people from various business, skill and talent backgrounds; exploring their motivations, experiences and opinions all things business, life and everything in between. Kick back and take in how others have started, sustained but also failed with some of their endeavours. Learn how they found their forté and maybe even spark your your forté.

This episode I sit down with the Lost World collective, Jamal and Tee Stone, who have created their own lifestyle brand which revolves around music, fashion and creative content. Having started back in 2011, we explore their journey so far, 20 years of friendship and fatherhood but also how it can feel being underrated within a music scene where so many artists have come through their monthly Show Out music case. With Jamal and Tee being quintessential South Londoners we also touch upon that South London unity but also how they both share slightly different mindsets yet always seem make things work.

“Chasing Perfect” with Chike

Finding Your Forté – Just an introspective conversation with people from various business, skill and talent backgrounds; exploring their motivations, experiences and opinions all things business, life and everything in between. Kick back and take in how others have started, sustained but also failed with some of their endeavours. Learn how they found their forté and maybe even spark your your forté.

This episode I sit down with Chike (@CoolKidCheeks) where we take our regular off the mic conversation and share it with you this time. With Chike coming from a mixed medium media background, from photography, videography and graphic design we explore the ills along the way and frustration where expectations can break the friendships you keep around with. With a lot of conceptual topics covered, we later go down a path of expressing the idea of perfect and how sometimes chasing perfect can lead to more damage than not.

But kick back, enjoy and listen to another Finding Your Forte episode!