China, Tiger Mums, rock bands and the Buddhist Calendar are just a handful of the many things Rob and I talk about on this episode.

Rob is a mischief-maker and passionately believes in culture, creativity and chaos.

He’s worked with names like NIKE, Virgin and Metallica at agencies including Cynic, Wieden+Kennedy and R/GA and has proudly been called an “asshole” by Lars Ulrich, Richard Branson and Dan Wieden.

I ask Rob what’s he’s done in his life that has perhaps raised some eyebrows, but that he’s most proud of.

He tells us his covid story. And shares the positive side that has come out of all of this for him, and for many others, he knows as well.

We hear how three African American women fundamentally changed his view on the world.

How being exposed to completely different cultures have shaped his life.

And he tells us the secret to being someone who is interesting, intriguing and successful.

Rob is such a breath of fresh air. You’ll love this episode.

So grab your favourite beverage, or throw on your running shoes, and have a listen.

And if having the chance to enhance your life through changing perspectives resonates, why don’t you think about getting involved?

If you want a taste of this life changing opportunity, the next TIE Accelerator opportunity will kick off in February (the NGO we’ll support is still TBC).  And we are currently receiving applications for the next team that is keen to raise their game by impacting the world.

Break out of your bubble and change the world.

Unearth new skills by working in a foreign environment from your desk.

You’ll work with good people in difficult situations trying to do great things in need of your help. It will be a test for you like no other, something you will always remember. We are looking for professionals with a range of skills, and you don’t need any prior international development experience. TIE Accelerator is a professionally run six-week leadership programme, CPD-accredited and takes just 2 hours a day.

But, there are limited spots available. So don’t miss out. Learn more and join our info session on Thursday at

Or, if you are interested in our TIE corporate opportunities, where we can help your teams work more effectively in this evolving corporate environment, whilst impacting the world, do get in touch.