The D.A.R.E. Podcast – a new #successfulmindset podcast series has launched with host Prof Miranda K. Brawn

PROFESSOR Miranda Brawn has launched a podcast series to encourage successful mindsets which she will herself host and produce featuring guests including actress and producer Chizzy Akudolu, Barrister and ITV The Chase’s Shaun Wallace, Former England Footballer Andrew Cole and Second Female Lord Mayor of London Dame Fiona Woolf, House of Lords Member and Breast Cancer Now CEO Baroness Delyth Morgan, Sixth Black Female King’s Counsel in the UK Nneka Akudolu, KPMG’s first Black Board Member John McCalla-Leacy, BBC’s Bargain Hunt’s Danny Sebastian, Reed Smith’s Senior Managing Partner Tamara Box, Actress and Writer Michelle Gayle – and many more.

Professor Miranda K. Brawn will host and produce The D.A.R.E. a successful mindset Podcast starting 11 January 2024.

The podcast will be available on all the usual podcasting platforms such as you tube, apple podcast, spotify, amazon music and audible.

The podcast is launching through Miranda’s registered charity, The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation (, which she founded eight years ago on 4th January 2016, aims to eliminate the diversity, equity and inclusion gaps in the professional workplace through education and empowerment for future leaders in the UK and around the world. It has helped thousands of diverse young people and organisations with a ripple effect of millions over the years where many scholarship winners have gone on to have launch their own diversity platforms to continue the work of helping our next generation of diverse leaders to succeed. 

In a trailer for the new podcast series, Miranda discusses the battles, challenges and successes with her podcast guests including sharing their career journey and what they dare the audience which is aimed at everyone from students in the classroom to professionals starting their careers, aiming for promotion up to C-suite and boardroom while covering all industries with the right mindset to succeed and achieve their goals. 

Available monthly from 11 January 2024, the D.A.R.E. Podcast will create a space where everyone who wants to achieve happiness and success in their lives – and those who wish to connect more with their mindset in the right way – can hear straight from the mouths of successful people living their own dreams while daring to trailblaze for others to follow. 

Each month, celebrated leaders, as well as stars of stage and screen will invite listeners inside their own mindsets to share some secrets of success.

The first series of the podcast features Dame Fiona Woolf on 11th January 2024, followed by Chizzy Akudolu at the end of January 2024 who take us on their own personal journeys through what has dared them to influence their lives in a successful way to inspire, empower and motivate others to do the same.

You can watch the first few episodes out now via the below links and subscribe to listen every month:
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The brand-new podcast series will delve into the hearts of the guests we love the most and will also feature contributions from Founder and CEO, Professor Miranda Brawn, who will let listeners in on some of her all-time favourite success tips and her own journey during our conversations.

Podcast guests have said: ‘I hope that this podcast will inspire listeners to new successful adventures… those wishing to change their lives for the better…..find the inspiration which set their imaginations and lives alight’

Professor Miranda Brawn: “By listening to this podcast, you will learn how to refocus your mindset and thought processes while being inspired and motivated to go out there and live your best life.”

The D.A.R.E. podcast host and producer Professor Miranda K. Brawn is the Founder & CEO of The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation (, global motivational speaker, the world’s fastest Success Mindset Coach also known as ‘The 60 Second Coach’ and a multi-sector boardroom advisor.

Miranda is also the creator of the “D.A.R.E.” Method. D.A.R.E. stands for having the determination to dream bigger and to decide to go it with a calculated risk focused action plan and daily affirmations while having a realistic assessment of your skills gap and the resilience to make it happen with the right energy full of positivity.

Her guests will include amazing global leaders and celebrities who are highly successful within their fields. This will be across all industries including law, business, entertainment, media, sports, charity, finance, technology, engineering, healthcare, entrepreneurship, politics, fashion, music and much more.

D.A.R.E. is an original podcast series, providing practical insights for people of all ages and backgrounds from the classroom to the boardroom and everything in between. So, whether you are at school thinking about your career plans, new to the world of work, an experienced professional looking to progress your career further or a board member looking to diversify your expertise and learn from others on how to have a greater impact, this podcast aims to help you!

You can get to know the people behind their success stories and hear some real talk about their journey, successful mindsets and what they “dare” the audience to do to be successful and happy in their lives.

Featuring some of the upcoming podcast guests who have already recorded their episodes:

• Dame Fiona Woolf, lawyer, former Lord Mayor of London and second female ever since 1189, CMS Partner and Patron of The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation (TMBDLF).

• Chizzy Akudolu, an award-winning British actress, writer, producer, comedienne and TV personality. Also, a celebrity ambassador and mentor for The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation.

• Shaun Wallace, the first and only black person to ever win Mastermind, Barrister, Dark Destroyer on ITV’s The Chase and celebrity ambassador for The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation.

Other podcast guests to be featured in 2024 with many more to be announced:

• Baroness Brenda Hale of Richmond, is a British judge who served as the first female President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom from 2017 until her retirement in 2020. In 2004, she joined the House of Lords as Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and the once again the only woman to have been appointed.

• Baroness Delyth Morgan of Drefelin, is a crossbench peer in the House of Lords of the United Kingdom and the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Breast Cancer Now.

• Andrew Cole, former award-winning professional English footballer from 1998 to 2008, and is mostly remembered for his time with Manchester United and playing for England internationally also known as Andy Cole during this time. Also, a Kidney Research UK ambassador where he launched the Andy Cole Fund to help increase black kidney donors.

• John McCalla-Leacy, is Global Head of ESG at KPMG, Vice Chair of KPMG UK and the first black person on the board of a Big Four global professional services company.

• Nneka Akudolu KC, sixth Black Female King’s Counsel in the UK, a criminal practitioner who took silk in March 2022 and a mentor for The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation.

• Wes Streeting MP, a British politician and the Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and author sharing his rise from poverty in the East End of London to the Palace of Westminster via Cambridge University. He was also the keynote opening speaker for The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture 2023 on “Addressing ESG+H(ealth) Inequalities.

• Danny Sebastian, a self-taught antique dealer for nearly 20 years who was born in Dominica and is now an expert television presenter on BBC’s “Bargain Hunt”, “Junk Resecue” for Cbeebies and “Street Auction”. He is a celebrity ambassador for The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation.

• Tamara Box, a Managing Partner at global law firm Reed Smith and a board member. She is listed as the Financial News’s Fifty Most Influential Lawyers. She is also a supporter  for The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation where Reed Smith sponsors their Neurodiversity and Disability Scholarship each year.

• Terri Duhon, a financial market expert with over 25 years of experience in financial markets, author, Associate Fellow at the Said Business School and she sits on the boards of Morgan Stanley International, Morgan Stanley Investment Management Ltd and Rathbone Brothers PLC board. She is an ambassador and mentor for The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation.

• Michelle Gayle, an actor, singer, writer and co-founder of ‘The World Reimagined’. She played Hattie Tavernier in Eastenders; had six top 20 hits; sold a million records, with Sweetness the biggest hit; and has been nominated for multiple Brit Awards. A regular television contributor and until 2023 played Hermione Granger in the multi award winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

• Jane Shepherdson CBE, Chair of My Wardrobe HQ (IUK’s top luxury fashion rental), Sustainable Fashion Industry Expert, Director of London Fashion Fund, Smartworks Trustee, Former CEO part-owner of Whistles and Topshop Brand Director where she was single-handedly responsible for the success story that is Topshop, also known as the fairy godmother of the high street.

• Ann Cairns, was formerly, the Global Chair of the 30% Club, lead non-executive board member of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy ( BEIS ), President of International Markets for Mastercard and Chair of ICE Clear Europe having had an extensive and successful career in the financial sector. She is now a portfolio board director and continues to be gender equality advocate.

• Dr Andy Palmer CMG, an automotive executive and engineer with more than 40 years’ experience. He has been described as the ‘Godfather of EVs’ due to his work launching the Nissan Leaf in 2010 whilst COO of Nissan and CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda. Today, he is the Founder/CEO of Palmer Automotive Ltd and CEO of Podpoint, a UK provider of electric vehicle charging station. He is also an ambassador and mentor of The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation.

We have a waiting list of further highly successful podcast guests who will also be joining us throughout 2024/25.