Snippets of Genius with Caroline Kay

Hosted ByCaroline Kay

Snippets of Genius is a lighthearted business Podcast with some brilliant insights into how you can attract and cultivate success. In each episode GENIUS guests from the worlds of business development, marketing, design and wellness, share the ballsy, daring moves they made to burst opportunities wide open. Join Caroline Kay for a good old chit chat on how to decide, define, and develop anything you want in your career or business.

S7 EP8: David Allison – How to make fast friends you value

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Ever feel like it’s hard to find and make deep and valuable connections? 

What would happen if you stopped playing it safe, and started to boldly share your feelings, ideas and dreams? 

In today’s episode of Snippets of Genius, David Allison, a human values expert, global researcher, and two-time best-selling author comes on the show to share our story of becoming fast friends, his big life lessons and the heart breaking moments that have shaped what he values most. 

Tune in and you’ll learn 

  • The fastest way to make strong connections
  • The 2 questions you need to ask yourself to know if you’re doing the right thing in your career and business right now.
  • What to focus on when making significant changes.
  • The best way to build connections, and embrace opportunities that align with personal fulfilment. 
  • How to re-frame “no” to be your second best answer for anything.

This episode is packed full of humour, vulnerability and deep reflection. It is my hope that you also take away the insights to embrace your own authenticity and individuality and be unapologetically true to who you are, just like David.

Keep listening to the end where David reveals his humorous playful side. Possibly, my favourite answer of the show so far to the question: ‘what’s the creepiest thing you could say to someone you just met?’

Now it’s your turn. Let’s look closer at the “what can make time stand still for you”.

For example, mine is ‘Speaking’. I get a huge burst of energy when I know I am about to walk on stage. I can move myself into the biggest version of myself and I love being that version. What about you?

Which of these do you catch yourself losing track of time with most? 













Write 1–2 sentences about why you lose track of time. Now ask yourself: would you do this until you were a 103? Does it feel like something you can turn into the biggest part of your day? What is holding you back? 

What’s something you could do (or stop doing) to have more fun at work?

Share your thoughts and questions with me at and take the first step to “becoming” the person you most want to be.

To your success 




This episode is brought to you by Caroline Kay.

Caroline is a Motivational Speaker, Business Coach and the Founder and Chief Training Officer of Vincita; a high performance accelerator for leaders. 


David speaks internationally and helps big brands connect with people by honouring their values. INC Magazine named his last book one of the ten best leadership books of the year.


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