Reset: The podcast with Martin George, Waitrose

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This week my guest on Reset: The podcast is the brilliant marketer Martin George. Customer Director, Waitrose & Partners

#Passion#Energy#commitment and #dedication - all words to describe Martin George, who is a man with a real story to tell.

From his amazing career at British Airways and marketing #Concorde through to his five year wait for a very public court case. Through it all, he learned the power of resilience & to focus on what really matters.

Martin chats to me very openly about the impact of these things on his career, life and family. He also explains how he is now an even more passionate advocate for the importance of wellbeing, culture & looking after your teams & his love of the Waitrose & Partners John Lewis & Partners brand.

Thanks to the sponsors of this series of Reset: The podcast Lyre's Spirit Co’s Non-Alcoholic Spirits with Lets Reset & Advertising Week

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Suki Thompson

Founder CEO , Let's Reset

Suki Thompson is well-known in the media and communications industry as a serial entrepreneur; co-founder of the award winning Oystercatchers, marketing consultancy, Haystack and Bunker Gin and now Founder of Let’s Reset, the cultural change transformation company. She is also Executive Director Xeim/Centaur Media and NED Gateley Plc. As a transformational business leader with a passion for promoting business cultures founded on commercial effectiveness, wellbeing and resilience, Suki is regularly named as one of the most powerful people in advertising by industry bible Campaign, was a previous Chair of The Marketing Society, a member of WACL, received an Honorary Doctorate from Coventry University for Marketing & Entrepreneurship and in 2018 landed Entrepreneur of the Year by WinTrade. She has advised some of the most powerful brands globally including, McDonald’s, Samsung, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Barclay’s and Landmark and worked with the top agency groups including WPP, Omnicom, Havas, Publicis and Interpublic. Suki was a Trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support for eight years, following her first of four cancer diagnoses in 2008. Since then she has discovered she holds the BRCA gene. This has led her to think carefully about her own wellbeing and contributed to her enormous resilience which led her to writing the book, Let’s Reset. Suki has two children Jaz, who heads up Let’s Reset Education and Sam, both of whom appear in her book, Let's Reset with Rankin.
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