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Screw it, Just Do it


Oct 2, 2019

On today's show I welcome Chris Edson, Co-Founder of OurPath, who are tackling one of the world's biggest health issues globally. In light of the NHS in the UK recently warning that obesity is becoming the 'new smoking', I chat to Chris about OurPath helping those trying to lose weight and prevent the onset of Type II diabetes.

Before we dive in, I've got a new podcast for you to check out.

Those of you who are regular listeners to the show will know that I launched the Screw It, Just Do It podcast agency back in the summer. The aim is to help busy entrepreneurs and brands connect wit their ideal customers by creating podcasts for them.The first one is off the production line and straight into the Apple Music Chart at #39. It's called the Festival Of Enterprise, a FREE two-day event at the NEC in Birmingham, which the organisers wanted a podcast to promote as part of their marketing strategy. The event features 150+ speakers over two days and is for entrepreneurs and business owners, with the aim of helping you grow your business faster.

I've put together interviews with the likes of Lord Bilimoria, founder of Cobra Beer, Trustpilot founder Peter Holten Muhlmann, Fran Boorman, Melanie Eusebe and a few former guests of this show in Piers Linney and Camilla Ainsworth. Got to Festival of Enterprise to grab your free ticket and download the podcast. I'll be there over the two days speaking and chatting to a number of the speakers.

I'm working on another six podcasts for a mixture of brands and entrepreneurs to launch this autumn, and have capacity for another three more before the new year.If you'd like to have a chat about helping put together a podcast for your brand, be that business or personal, please get in touch by emailing alex@screwitjustdoit.org

Chris Edson and his Co-Founder, Mike Gibbs, met whilst both were working as advisors to the NHS. Having seen the impact of lifestyle diseases on both people and health services first-hand, they decided to quit their jobs back in 2014 to try and find a solution.

Diseases like Type II Diabetes cost the NHS over £10 Billion per year and are preventable through lifestyle interventions. So they created a programme that would help people live a healthier life, free of chronic conditions. Within a year of launching they became the first online behavioural change programme to be commissioned by the NHS. They've since been recognised in the Top 50 startups in the European Union and both Chris and Mike were featured in Forbes 30 under 30 list.

I met up with Chris to find out more.

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