Co-Videos: Lessons From a Locked-Up World
Stories from the middle of Covid, by people fighting back
At Vala, we’re always trying to find exciting ways to inspire our community to think differently and share new ways to live a healthier, happier life. Which is why we are extremely excited to share our new live Youtube series; ‘Co-Videos’. Our CEO, Pete, will be talking to a broad range of incredible humans, doing extraordinary things, and inviting you into the conversation too.
Lives Less Ordinary
During his quest for a happy and meaningful life, Pete has met many people that stand out from the crowd. People who inspired him to think about problems in different ways. They stand out because they have a deep spark in their eyes that make them shine. Their eyes lighten up in a magic way when they do or talk about things they are passionate about. However, he also found that this spark is especially intense in people that not only love what they do but also find meaning in what they do.
Over the next eight weeks, Pete will be interviewing some of the people who he believes have sparks that shine the brightest. They will be talking live on YouTube about where they came from, what they’re doing, and what motivates them to zig when others zag.
They’ll discuss the Covid19 lockdown, what they’ve been doing with their time, and how they’ve been trying to find meaning from the new normal.
Expect candour, friendships, interesting stories, and practical advice to help create your new normal. You’ll be able to ask our guests questions live on air, and make new contacts in the live chat stream during the interviews.
Episode 1 - Babbling with Ian, Ruth and Claire
Apr 28: 07:30 PM > 8:30 PM
Ian and Ruth are musicians with years of experience in running and hosting events — however, in 2018 he decided to start a business with a slightly different audience. Babble Talks has been creating exclusive talks for new parents that aren’t about babies. A company with a focus on keeping new parents feeling like their old selves and hanging on to the identifies they had before they became mums and dads.
In this first episode of Co-Videos, we’ll be talking about what new parents need to do to stay sane during the lockdown. How Ian has been pivoting Babble to keep it fresh and relevant. Some highlights from his favourite guests and speaker — and we’ll also find out more about the motivations that drove him to set up Babble.
We’ll also be joined by senior physician associate, Claire Alajooz, who had the joy of treating Captain Tom Moore.
Subscribe and tune in here 👉🏻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1IBib0SliQ
Episode 2 - Being Better Humans with Emma Lawton
May 6: 07:30 PM > 8:30 PM
You won’t find many people more inspiring than Emma. Diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s Disease aged just 29, Emma has made it her mission to raise awareness of Parkinson’s, leading her to win numerous campaigning awards and be part of BBC Two’s Big Life Fix.
She’s now on a mission to bring people closer together with her new company ‘More Human’… she’s also an excellent stand-up comedian, so there’s never a dull moment when we chat with her.
Subscribe and tune in here 👉🏻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feL2TvT9Ies
Episode 3 - Changing the narrative of mental health with Silja and Rob
May 13: 07:30 PM > 8:30 PM
It’s a double whammy this week… two of the most inspiring social entrepreneurs we know. Silja is a former model turned professional psychologist. She’s built various companies focused on improving the health and wellbeing of people, and is now the CEO of eQuoo - a game designed to create emotional fitness.
Rob is the CEO of Inside-Out and is on a mission to smash the stigma surrounding mental health in the workplace. His Inside-Out leaderboard has encouraged business leaders to come out of the shadows and talk openly about their mental health to let their staff know that’s it’s ok not to be ok.
Expect some candid, fun, bubbly, chat about our mental health during the lockdown — some useful tips for staying safe and mentally well. We might even tease out a few surprise stories from Rob and Silja about their past lives.
Subscribe and tune in here 👉🏻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHnYAaOBm08
Episode 4 - Vegan Adventures with the plant-based queen, Heather Mills
May 20: 07:30 PM > 8:30 PM
Heather Mills is an English former model, media personality, businesswoman and activist. She’s also one of the most hardworking and determined entrepreneurs we’ve ever met. Dedicated and focused on clean-living and solving the environmental crisis through a plant-based diet, there’s never a dull moment chatting with Heather.
So you think you know this Geordie lass? Think again. In this episode, Pete and Heather will be chatting about all things Covid, solving the worlds biggest problems with Vegan cheese, and we might even get a few amusing tales from a life-less-ordinary.
Subscribe and tune in here 👉🏻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur6cLOzkSmk
Episode 5 - Announced Soon
May 27: 07:30 PM > 8:30 PM
Episode 6 - Announced Soon
June 3: 07:30 PM > 8:30 PM
Episode 7 - Announced Soon
June 10: 07:30 PM > 8:30 PM
Episode 8 - Announced Soon
June 17: 07:30 PM > 8:30 PM