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Featuring some of the most influential and entertaining icons from all aspects of life, sharing their stories, knowledge and Life Lessons. Be prepared to be enlightened and entertained.



Journalist, broadcaster and author of multi-award-winning bestseller How to Be a Woman, Moranifesto and number one bestselling novels published by Penguin; How to Build a Girl and How to be Famous.


Immersive documentary filmmaker, journalist, broadcaster, podcaster and author, exploring the often controversial and complex aspects of the human condition.


Paloma Faith is an award-winning Singer, Songwriter, Actor, TV Personality & Interior Designer. She is one of the UK’s best-loved musical artists and has released five critically acclaimed platinum selling albums.

Steven Bartlett

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Investor, Sunday Times Bestselling Author of Happy Sexy Millionaire and the host of one of Europe’s biggest podcasts, The Diary of a CEO’.

Jay Blades MBE

The nation’s favourite furniture up-cycler, restorer and eco-designer devoted to sustainability, social enterprise and inclusion.

Anya Hindmarch CBE

One of the world’s foremost accessories designers thanks to her eponymous label. Anya Hindmarch is renowned for her combination of modern craftsmanship, creativity, personalisation and ground-breaking work in sustainability.

James Smith

The no-nonsense online PT and influencer known for the ‘outing’ of false influencers, fad diets and unhelpful headlines in the diet and fitness industry.

Ella Mills

Founder of deliciously ella, Ella Mills is an award-winning cookery author and entrepreneur and a champion of plant-based living.

Mariella Frostrup

Times Radio journalist and straight-talking broadcaster, Mariella Frostrup. Mariella is well-known for her campaigning and her mission to Crack the Menopause.

Lemn Sissay OBE

Poet, playwright, memoirist performer and broadcaster, Lemn has read on stage throughout the world, from The Library of Congress in The United States to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, from the Opera House of Dubai to London Palladium.

Helen and Kate Richardson-Walsh

The first ever same sex married couple to win Olympic gold on the same team, Helen and Kate show how to create a winning culture in any environment, in any industry, so that you and your teammates can thrive.


A British supermodel, businessman and founder of eponymous fashion and lifestyle brand David Gandy Wellwear.

Adrienne Herbert

Adrienne is a leading wellness professional, international TEDx speaker, the ‘Power Hour’ Podcast Host, and Author.

Jake Humphrey & Prof. Damian Hughes

Sports broadcaster Jake Humphrey and leading organisational psychologist Professor Damian Hughes are co-hosts of the chart-topping High Performance Podcast and authors providing an intimate glimpse into the lives of high-achieving and successful individuals.

Oliver Burkeman

Author of the bestselling Penguin title Four Thousand Weeks and The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking; Oliver writes on productivity, mortality, the power of limits and building a meaningful life in an age of bewilderment.


Best known as a British photographer, publisher and film director, alongside being head of the eponymous agency RANKIN, best known for work that is on the cultural cusp and leading future trends: producing rule-breaking campaigns for brands such as Rolls Royce, Unilever, L’Oreal and Samsonite.

Suzi Godson

Sex and relationships columnist for The Times and author of The Body Bible, Sex Counsel and the award-winning, The Sex Book, which has now been translated into fifteen languages.

Jonny Benjamin MBE

Jonny Benjamin MBE is an award-winning mental health campaigner, author, filmmaker, and public speaker.. Jonny’s second paperback, The Book of Hope, is published in April 2022.

Jay Worthy

SoulKind ambassador, Jay Worthy, is the host the 28 Summers podcast and co-host of the Man Alive podcast. Jay believes that living adventurously is the key to a happy life.

Emilie Bellet

Emilie Bellet is the founder and CEO of Vestpod, the author of Amazon bestseller You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich columnist for iNews and host of The Wallet podcast.

Hussain Manawer

Globally acclaimed Poet, Mental Health Advocate and Producer, Hussain Manawer’s work has been inspired by his own experiences and intense grief at the sudden loss of his mother, struggles he now shares to inspire others.

Chef Tee

Inspired by his own upbringing in care, Chef Tee has committed to hiring care leavers as employees at his restaurant Sugarcane in Battersea.

Sathnam Sanghera

British journalist and Author of Empire Land: How Modern Britain is Shaped by its Imperial Past, memoir The Boy With The Topknot: Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton and novel Marriage Material.

Dr Alex George

TV doctor, best-selling author and Youth Mental Health Ambassador to the government. Alex is on a mission to improve mental health support for young people, prolific throughout the UK in his campaigning for Early Support Hubs.

Robert Montgomery

Internationally renowned conceptual artist and poet Robert Montgomery, an expert at bringing a poetic voice to public space, will be creating a new light work for Life Lessons Festival 2022. Musing on ideas of living without limits, of human connection and of uncovering the magic hidden within the everyday.

Kirsty Capes

Kirsty Capes is a care leaver and advocate for better representation for care-experienced people in the media. Her Women’s Prize long listed novel Careless is a searing and unforgettable account of a young woman in foster care.

Owen O'Kane

Psychotherapist with 25 years’ experience in physical and mental health, author of three books including Sunday Times bestseller Ten to Zen and How To Be Your Own Therapist, publishing in June 2022.

Elizabeth Day

English journalist, broadcaster and author of five novels and Sunday Times bestselling memoir, How to Fail, and her acclaimed debut Scissors, Paper, Stone. Elizabeth is also creator and host of the iTunes chart-topping podcast, How To Fail.

Roger Frampton

Roger Frampton is a Movement Coach specialising in functional performance and the creator of The Frampton Method. His revolutionary training techniques place emphasis on conscious movement.

Emma Reed Turrell

Psychotherapist and author, Emma Reed Turrell’s ground-breaking, reassuring and essential book, Please Yourself, presents an alternative to people-pleasing.

Stuart Sandeman

Breathing expert, judo black belt and peak performance coach Stuart Sandeman has changed the lives of thousands through his signature breathwork practices guaranteed to charge you up, chill you out and improve your performance in any field.

Katrina Burroughs

The Times & The Sunday Times interiors editor, Katrina has written a design trends column for the Home section for over a decade and she firmly believes that the first steps on the path to a happy home are sending off for wallpaper samples and colour charts.

Joe Swift

Joe Swift, renowned garden designer and household name synonymous with contemporary gardens. He is a presenter and garden designer for BBC’s Gardeners’ World, co presenter on the RHS Chelsea Flower show and columnist for The Times & The Sunday Times.


Hope Virgo is an author and multi award winning campaigner for people with eating disorders. Through her talks, Hope helps young people, schools and employers deal with the rising tide of mental health issues, eating disorders and body image.


Patrick Hutchinson’s photo became the defining image of the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020. He is an anti-racism advocate and the author of ‘Everyone vs Racism, a letter to my children. Patrick is collaborating with HealthKind to launch his supplements range, PHKind, for people with active lifestyles.


Immunologist Dr. Jenna Macciochi specialises in understanding how nutrition and lifestyle interact with the immune system in health and disease.


Editor, Times Money Mentor Johanna has been a personal finance journalist and editor for nearly 20 years. A multi-award winning journalist, she is passionate about helping people feel more confident about their finances.


Dan Snow is a widely acclaimed historian and television presenter of award-winning documentaries across the BBC, Channel 5, and the History Channel. He also brings stories that shaped the world to life on his online History Hit broadcast channel and podcasts.

Lady Edwina Grosvenor

Lady Edwina Grosvenor, a criminologist and prison philanthropist who founded the charity One Small Thing to redesign the justice system for women and their children.

Maddy Anholt

Maddy Anholt is a comedian, actor, Women’s Aid Ambassador, and the author of How to Leave Your Psychopath. She has appeared in sitcoms for BBC Three, BBC One, ITV and Channel 4. She’s had four sell-out solo comedies at Underbelly, Gilded Balloon, Latitude Festival Main Stage and the Soho Theatre.


Senior broadcaster and writer, Times Money Mentor, Georgie spent a decade as an award-winning sports reporter before moving to money in 2014, presenting her own daily finance talk show and winning financial broadcast journalist of the year shortly after.


Kat Farmer is a fashion stylist and digital first talent, known for her role in BBC1 styling show ‘You Are What You Wear’. With a following of over 200k across her digital platforms, Kat documents her journey as a UK based fashion stylist, offering an honest, no holds barred opinion on fashion trends, interiors and beauty products.


Anna Whitehouse is the trailblazing The Sunday Times best-selling author of Parenting the Sh*t out of Life, Where’s My Happy Ending?, and Underbelly. She is a mother and the campaigner behind the Flex Appeal movement.


Michelle Ogundehin is internationally renowned as a thought-leader on interiors, wellbeing, trends and style. Dubbed ‘the interiors guru’ by The Sunday Times, she defines herself as a writer, author and brand consultant and is Head Judge on BBC’s interior Design Masters.


An International Emmy-nominated Director/Producer and Podcast Host. His directing credits include acclaimed BBC shows The Tourist and Back To Life and his podcast Homo Sapiens, which talks about the world from a queer perspective. He has won Best Interview at the British Podcast Awards twice.


Psychotherapist, parenting specialist and The Sunday Times bestselling author Anna Mathur is passionate about taking therapy out of the therapy room and is widely celebrated for her accessible mental health advice and the light-bulb moments she offers across her platforms.


A Chartered Psychologist and author of How to Build a Healthy Brain, Kimberley has a private practice in central London, is a former Governor of the Tavistock & Portman NHS Mental Health Trust, and led the therapy service at HMP & YOI Holloway, which at the time was Europe’s largest women’s prison.


Alice Liveing is a personal trainer, best-selling author, podcast host and influencer. Alice has amassed a following of over 700k across all platforms and released three books; The Body Bible, Eat Well Every Day and Everyday Fitness.


Transport for London employees and dynamic masked duo, All on the Board (aka Jeremy and Ian), made it their mission to bring smiles to the faces of London commuters through writing creative messages, quotes and poems on the underground.


Wim Hof Instructor and breathwork coach, Belinda has worked in medicine for over 20 years on the frontline in critical care. Belinda knows first hand the limitations of conventional medicine and has undertaken her own personal journey of recovery and discovery after suffering a debilitating spinal injury.


A fully qualified and insured Aesthetician and the founder of West Room Aesthetics,  a skincare destination for women of colour. Dija is also the founder of the award-winning Black Skin Directory, which connects people of colour to skincare brands and experts.


TikTok star and A&E Doctor Emeka Okorocha fast became a go-to source for healthcare advice during the pandemic. Your Health in Your Hands is his handbook for preventative medicine, for mind/body health that can be harnessed in the short term with huge long-term benefits.


A world-renowned osteopath, performance coach and recovery specialist, James has worked throughout the UK, USA, Europe and Jamaica with professional athletes. James developed the ethos of relieve, restore and perform based on his own personal experience as a young athlete.


Madeleine Shaw is a leading voice in UK wellness. A nutritional therapist, The Sunday Times best selling cookery writer and qualified Yoga instructor, Madeleine’s content aims to demonstrate how to ‘Get The Glow’ – by taking an holistic approach to wellness.


A globally recognised coach specialising in positive psychology, international speaker, author and the founder of Confident and Killing It, a purpose driven organisation and community that wakes women up to their worth so they can be confident, unstoppable and dare to live the life they truly desire.


Jo Tutchener-Sharp, founder and CEO of Scamp & Dude has a long history in the world of fashion and beauty. Prior to founding Scamp & Dude, Jo was founder and CEO of Beauty Seen PR and Head of Communications for Estée Lauder and Tom Ford Beauty.


Award-winning journalist for The Times & The Sunday Times, author, and highly acclaimed speaker in the field of high performance. Matthew has written six best-selling books – Bounce, Black Box Thinking, Rebel Ideas, The Greatest, You Are Awesome and Dare To Be You.


Nicola Rollock is Professor of Social Policy and Race at King’s College London. She is a member of the Wellcome Trust’s Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group and Specialist Adviser to the Home Affairs’ Select Committee’s ‘Macpherson 22 Years On’ Inquiry.


A senior investment banker, yoga practitioner, author, and mother of two young sons. She is a firm believer in loving both your career and life, but a firm sceptic that the way to do that is through “work/life balance”, the subject of her upcoming book.

The Sunday Times Culture Show

The Sunday Times Culture Show, presented by Miquita Oliver and Grant Tucker gives you a front row seat to the best of the arts, from cinema to books, theatre to music.


The author and broadcaster, Kate Adie CBE, is one of the first British women to courageously send despatches from danger zones around the world and she is well known for her long service as the BBC’s Chief News Correspondent.


Natalie Lee is the author of Feeling Myself, an honest and revealing memoir which empowers women to prioritise their own pleasure. Natalie began her career as a midwife before starting her popular blog, Style Me Sunday.


Cathy Adams is senior content editor for Times Travel  and was previously travel editor at The Independent and Evening Standard. Before that, she lived in Hong Kong for four years, editing an inflight magazine.


Laura Jackson is commissioning editor for Times Travel. A travel writer and editor with nearly two decades of experience, Laura specialises in city breaks, solo travel and cruise.

Sophie Tea

Sophie Tea paints vibrant and powerful art which celebrates the female form and champions body diversity. Breaking the traditional gallery route by selling solely through Instagram to her 200k+ following, Sophie Tea is disrupting the art industry and creating an art brand that is accessible to all.


Andrea Balboni is a Sex, Love and Relationships Coach and founder of Lush Coaching. She guides smart, successful, purpose-driven people to experience confidence, connection, pleasure and fulfillment in their personal intimate lives. 

Anoushé Husain

SoulKind ambassador, Anoushé Husain, was born missing her right arm below the elbow, living with multiple health conditions, a cancer survivor, a Muslim and coming from an ethnic minority, Anoushé has never let what society or culture thinks she should do limit her or dictate the direction of her life.

Vicky McClure

Acclaimed actress, Vicky McClure, is best known for her role as Detective Sergeant Kate Fleming in the BBC’s Line of Duty. She has recently set up a production company with partner Jonathan Owen called ‘Build Your Own Films.’ Vicky’s most recent produceorial projects include the acclaimed OUR DEMENTIA CHOIR WITH VICKY MCCLURE; a deeply personal journey for Vicky that explored further the relationship between the illness and music.

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

BecomingX ambassador, Dr. Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, is a British firefighter, psychologist and writer. Her powerful story details how she went from living on the streets at 15 to Chief Fire Officer and one of the most senior female firefighters in the UK.


Kat Cordiner, Abby Johnston and Charlotte Irving became record-breaking rowers this year when they crossed the Atlantic. An extraordinary feat in itself, despite Kat also navigating treatment for secondary cervical cancer.


Speaker, award winning author and personal impact expert, Esther Stanhope has helped Hollywood stars, Politicians and Business Execs all over the world to radiate charisma when they speak.


The Sunday Times columnist and presenter of Channel 5’s smash hit show Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly, Graeme Hall is fondly known as ‘The Dog Father’ and as ‘Britain’s best dog trainer’.

James Brett

BecomingX ambassador, James Brett, became the founder of Plant for Peace after a life impacted by sexual abuse, drug addition, prison, homelessness, betrayal and mental illness.

Ed Stafford

Ed Stafford is the Guinness World Record-holding first person to walk the length of the Amazon River.  He is a long-running survival expert on Discovery Channel and his twelfth series “Ed Stafford: First Man Out” (series 3) airs on Discovery Channel in Autumn 2022 globally. 

Laura Bingham

Laura Bingham, is an explorer and adventurer who led the first navigation of the Essequibo River in Guyana. She is married to fellow explorer, Ed Stafford and they have three young children.


Will Lyons is The Sunday Times wine columnist, Vice President of The Sunday Times Wine Club and host of the award-winning podcast Wine Times with co-host Suzi Ruffell.


Steph Douglas founded Don’t Buy Her Flowers in 2014. After receiving eight bunches of flowers when she had her first baby, Steph realised the well-meaning bouquet soon lost its shine when you were the one filling vases, all while juggling a newborn and feeling overwhelmed.  

Nigel Vardy

BecomingX ambassador Nigel Vardy, also known as ‘Mr Frostbite’, became a record-breaking British mountaineer after getting caught in freezing temperatures on Mount McKinley in Alaska. He lost all of his fingers and toes, both of his heels, his nose and part of his cheek. 


Aasmah Mir is an award-winning broadcaster who co-presents the Times Radio Breakfast show.

Olivia Houghton

Olivia Houghton is Deputy Creative Foresight Editor at The Future Laboratory. Contributing regularly to publications including Cosmetics Business, Vogue, Departures and Financial Times, Olivia is known as The Future Laboratory’s go-to expert for consumer trends in Beauty, Health & Wellness. 

Sheryl Garratt

Sheryl Garratt is the former editor of The Face magazine, author, creativity coach and founder of The Creative Life.

Radhika Sanghani

Radhika Sanghani is an award-winning journalist, author and screenwriter. She recently published her debut adult novel 30 Things I Love About Myself while her two previous YA novels Virgin and Not That Easy were published in 13 countries worldwide.

Kristian Brodie

Kristian Brodie is a film producer, writer and the founder and co-host of OneTrackMinds. He produced the BIFA-winning feature documentary NEXT GOAL WINS and the BAFTA-winning thriller BEAST. He works as the Head of Development at the Curzon CM Development Fund. 

Adam Shakinovsky

Adam Shakinovsky is an award-winning writer-producer,  director of VERYFINE and Bru Productions and co-host of OneTrackMinds.  His work across different platforms explores how people can find, develop and own their authentic stories.

Lucy Shepherd

SoulKind ambassador, Lucy Shepherd, is at the forefront of modern exploration. From mountain range and tropical rainforests, to the Arctic tundra, she has plotted a thrilling, inimitable path for herself.

Gillian Burke

Rewriting Extinction ambassador, Gillian Burke, is a biologist, presenter, public speaker, voiceover artist, writer and mother. Whether it’s the natural or human world, Gillian has a passion for science and storytelling.

Suzi Ruffell

Suzi Ruffell is a critically acclaimed comedian and host of the award-winning podcast Wine Times with co-host Will Lyons.

David Schneider

Rewriting Extinction ambassador, David Schneider, is an actor, writer and director best known for his work in The Day Today and I’m Alan Partridge, as well as for co-writing The Death Of Stalin.

Ryan Calais Cameron

Ryan Calais Cameron is a playwright, director and screenwriter and the Artistic Director of multi award winning production company Nouveau Riche. His latest production, FOR BLACK BOYS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE HUE GETS TOO HEAVY was a sell-out hit at the Royal Court Theatre in May 2022.

Will Travers OBE

Will Travers is the Executive President and co-Founder of Born Free Foundation, which works to stop individual wild animal suffering, protect threatened species worldwide and keep wildlife in the wild.

Andi Oliver

Award winning TV Chef and Broadcaster Andi Oliver, is a regular face on screen. She is the host of the BBC’s Great British Menu, Host of Sky Arts Live Book Club, Host of C4’s Beat the Chef, and Food Unwrapped and a contributing chef and host on Saturday Kitchen.

Mark Ormrod MBE

BecomingX ambassador, Mark Ormrod MBE, is an author, motivational speaker and former Royal Marine. Mark became a four times Invictus Games gold medallist and Pride of Britain winner after losing three limbs in Afghanistan.

Ian Marber

Ian Marber is one of the most experienced and well-regarded nutrition therapists in the UK. He is a best-selling author, award winning health writer and consultant.

Miquita Oliver

Miquita Oliver is the co-host of The Sunday Times Culture Show. She began her career co-presenting Popworld with Simon Amstell; a music show which reached iconic status. Best known for her work on T4, Miquita is a skilled and respected broadcaster.

Galahad Clark

Galahad Clark is the Co-Founder and CEO of Vivobarefoot and a 7th generation shoemaker. 

Asher Clark

Asher Clark is the Co-Founder and Design Director of Vivobarefoot. 

Ari Peralta

Ari Peralta, is one of the world’s leading voices in neuroscience and the senses. He is a partner of mycoocoon, the leading colour therapy software company, creating new-age Colour experiences and technologies to support people’s mental health.


Emma Barnett

Emma presents Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4, Monday to Thursday at 10-11am. It is the longest-running women’s show in the world. During Emma’s time it has become the most downloaded programme across the BBC.

Fats Timbo

Fats Timbo is a creator, comedian and educator who has risen to prominence with her snappy sketches, quick wit and advocacy. She pulls no punches in her comedy, confidently and shamelessly finding fun in stories of her own life, and the world around her.

Jordan Jarrett-Bryan

Jordan Jarrett-Bryan is an award winning Journalist and Broadcaster. He’s the Sports Correspondent for Channel 4 News and has a weekly show on talkSPORT. In 2018, Jordan started up a YouTube channel Blakademik, aimed to elevate and celebrate Black culture.

Jennie Becker

Jennie Becker is the founder and host of Sliding Doors. Based on her love of the 90’s movie classic and the theory of the Sliding Doors concept, she independently launched the podcast in 2021.

Kelvin and Liz Fletcher

Kelvin Fletcher is an actor best known for playing Andy Sugden in Emmerdale. Liz Fletcher is an actor and voiceover artist. They star together, along with their children, Marnie and Milo, on BBC1’s Kelvin’s Big Farming Adventure.

Dr Brendon Stubbs

Dr Brendon Stubbs is one of the world’s most influential mental health researchers. His work focuses on physical activity and mental health and the relationship between a sound mind and sound body.  Since 2019, 

Rhiane Fatinikun

Rhiane Fatinikun is an outdoors advocate and founder of Black Girls Hike. Rhiane has a passion for human empowerment and challenging the status quo.

Professor Alastair Driver

Prof Alastair Driver is one of the UK’s best known conservationists and the Director of Rewilding Britain. He plays a key role in influencing government environmental policy at the highest level and establishing rewilding projects in England and Wales.

Sophie Morgan

SoulKind ambassador, Sophie Morgan,  is an award-winning TV presenter who is changing the face of daytime television as one of the world’s first presenters with a disability.

David Haze

SoulKind ambassador, David Haze, is a former prisoner who turned his life around to become a seven time SUP world-record holder. He uses adventure as a tool for growth.

Roz Purcell

Roz Purcell is a three times best-selling cookery author, entrepreneur, and Founder of The Hike Life.

Paul Goodenough

Paul Goodenough is a multi-award-winning, double Emmy nominated writer and producer, and the Founder of Rewriting Extinction.

Amelie Trolle

Amelie Trolle is the Head of Engagement at Planet Mark. Amelie is experienced in sustainability management and devising learning journeys about sustainability. She strongly believes in sustainability as a driver for innovation and the business community’s power to be a force for good.

Hattie Web

Hattie Web is the Engagement Manager at Planet Mark. Hattie excels at energising businesses into action and educating employees on what can be a complex and confusing industry.

Daisy Buchanan

An award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster who has written for every major newspaper and magazine in the UK. A TEDx speaker and host of the chart-topping podcast You’re Booked.

Giles Coren and Esther Walker

Giles Coren is an award-winning journalist, television presenter and author. He is the restaurant critic and columnist for The Times. Esther Walker is a journalist and author. Together, they host the popular podcast, Giles Coren Has No Idea.

Sarah Jossel

Sarah Jossel is beauty director at The Sunday Times’ Style magazine. She also writes the #BeautyBoss column.


Lucy Siegle is a journalist, broadcaster and opinion leader who specialises in climate and nature stories. As a reporter and presenter on BBC1’s The One Show, she has been following the problem of single use plastic and wider ecological issues since the show began in 2007.

Grace Meadows

Grace Meadows is the Campaign Director for Music for Dementia, a national campaign calling for music to be an integral part of care for everyone living with dementia.  For the last decade she has worked as a qualified music therapist in a variety of health, social care and educational settings with children and adults across the lifespan, including a large London NHS Trust. 

John Pienaar

John Pienaar is the host of Drive Time on Times Radio. He is the former Deputy Politial Editor at the BBC.

Alice Thomson

Alice Thomson is a columnist and interviewer at The Times. A former Times trainee, she became a foreign correspondent, feature writer and political reporter for the paper before moving to The Telegraph as a columnist, restaurant reviewer and leader writer. She returned to The Times in 2008.

Hugo Rifkind

Hugo Rifkind is a columnist and leader writer for The Times and a presenter on Times Radio.  He also writes regular columns for The Spectator and GQ and is a frequent panellist on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz.

Helen Rumbelow

Helen Rumbelow is a feature writer for Times2 and a columnist. She was the health correspondent before moving to Westminster as political correspondent. She spent time as a commissioning editor on the Comment desk, and has also worked at The Washington Post as a Laurence Stern Fellow.



Matt Chorley is a political writer for The Times and presents the mid-morning show on Times Radio Monday to Friday 10am-1pm. He has covered politics since 2005, and a chance meeting with the Guide Dogs at the Conservative conference in 2019 led to the Chorley family welcoming Poppy, a well-trained rejected guide dog, into their home. But they could always do with some tips on how to stop her becoming a dog who behaves (very) badly. Matt is thrilled to be hosting Graeme Hall at Life Lessons.


Rebecca Humphries’ ‘Why Did you Stay? is a Sunday Times bestseller. She has written for Vogue, Elle, The Guardian, The Telegraph, and has two TV projects in development. As an actress her credits include Ten Percent, The Crown, and Friday Night Dinner.


Paul Gurney is the CEO of BecomingX,  the pioneering education platform that he co-founded with Bear Grylls. Paul is a former senior Director at Accenture Strategy where he spent 15 years focused on helping some of the largest companies in the world with sustainability and social impact. He is also a passionate adventurer.


Gordon Smart is an award-winning journalist, editor, broadcaster and whisky entrepreneur. A regular face on television and radio, Gordon has hosted his own evening show on Radio X and is a regular host of Drive on talkSPORT and Weekend Breakfast on BBC Radio Scotland.


Gemma Askham is a lifestyle journalist with 16 years’ experience writing features for leading women’s interest titles, including Glamour, Grazia and Women’s Health. Her writing gives volume to topics often deemed taboo, such as the female pleasure gap, younger generations consciously having less sex, and living childfree by choice.  


Harry Jameson is an award-winning wellness expert with over 15 years’ experience in the fitness and hospitality industries. Harry’s learnings over the last fifteen years have seen him create wellness retreat programmes across top brands in luxury hospitality including Four Seasons, Rosewood Hotels and The One and Only.

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