Episode 1 – Mark and Johanna

Welcome to Path for Potential!

Ep. 1 kicks off with Mark and Johanna introducing the mission behind the podcast and how it can help you plan out the path ahead of you. The path for your potential is not something you can generally envisage when you’re still young and have yet to start your journey, So, instead, Mark and Johanna share their perspective on the early stage of their careers, how to define who you are and why an entrepreneurial mindset is more a career mindset and not just for Dragon’s Den, suit-wearing, nonsense-talking business-types.

Co-host Mark Beaumont holds the world record for travelling around the world in 79 days by bike and now heads up an investment firm in St. Andrews. Our other host, Johanna Basford, is a New York Times bestselling illustrator who has sold over 30 million colouring books aimed towards adults. Popular titles include The Secret Garden and 30 Days of Creativity. Both have had unique careers and forged their own path along the way. They now want to share insights and interesting conversations that will allow you to fulfil your own potential.

Mark’s Bio

Mark Beaumont BEM is a Scottish long-distance cyclist and adventurer who holds the record for cycling around the world in less than 79 days, completing a total of 18,000 miles in 2017. Mark’s journeys have not only lead to World firsts and records in over 130 nations and territories, but also multiple documentaries with BBC or GNC+ and the publication of 5 books.  Mark’s background in Economics also sparked an early interest in investing, working for over thirteen years with LCD, the UK’s leading mid-market firm, before joining Eos Advisory in 2017 as a Partner, where he now also leads the fundraising and venture partnerships.

What success stories can you see in the market that you want to be?

Mark Beaumont, Path for Potential

Johanna ‘s Bio

Johanna Basford is a Scottish illustrator and ink evangelist who “prefers pens and pencils to pixels”, nowadays known as one of the pioneers of adult colouring books. Johanna’s first adult colouring book and The New York Times bestseller Secret Garden was published in 2013 and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. With over 15 books published since then and a series of other colouring products, such as journals, planners, and calendars, Johanna’s work attracted the attention of many popular clients such as Tate Modern and Nike. Johanna’s mission to inspire the world to put down technology for a while to pick up a pen or pencil and get creative has sparked a movement of colouring as a form of self-care.

At the end of the day, if it doesn’t make you happy, is it the right thing to do?

Johanna Basford, Path for Potential


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