Since March this year, there’s been an 18% increase in podcast listenership in the UK as more and more people turn to audio to engage with content and connect with thought leaders during uncertain times.
This week, we speak with Mark Whittle, host of Take Flight podcast, who has recently launched Series 10 of Take Flight Podcast which inspires listeners to find inner strength and take a leap of faith towards a healthier, happier and more fulfilling life. For the last 5 years, Mark has provided actionable tools and productivity hacks to help people pursue their passion and purpose.
“I’ve always been fascinated by the driving forces behind some of the highest achievers,” says former athlete turned lifestyle coach Mark. “My mission is to empower listeners to overcome obstacles and limiting mindsets – and take flight in their own lives.”
Named the UK’s No.1 peak performance podcast, past guests on Take Flight include TV presenter and life coach Jeff Brazier, double paralympic champion Richard Whitehead MBE, as well as singer, actor and presenter Matt Willis.
Mark kicked off series 10 by interviewing Henry Fraser, mouth artist, speaker, author of ‘The Power in You’ and the Sunday Times bestseller ‘The Little Big Things’. Following a tragic accident in 2009, Henry became paralysed from the shoulders down. Despite his life being turned upside down, he rediscovered his love and joy for art, and has since been commissioned by The Times to create a piece for the front cover of their first rugby World Cup supplement.
Take Flight’s latest episode features professional big-wave surfer, award-winning spear-fisherman, free-diver, photographer, filmmaker, and part-time Hollywood stuntman Mark Healey.
Mark Healey discusses on the podcast the importance of taking risks and making mistakes, in order to build resilience in life: “There’s always a leap of faith, and there’s always risk. I’m not saying it’s always going to work well, there’s a good chance you’re gonna fall on your face, but it’s the capacity to take those risks and pop back up. It’s the anxiety of social humiliation or shame, that holds most people back. The feeling of I don’t want to be embarrassed or I don’t want to be the person who failed.”
Take Flight Podcast is available on Apple, Spotify and all major podcast platforms.