Latest Episodes

#9 Mandy Arnott

14th March 2018 | Thoughts Podcast | Featured | 1:59:47

Episode 9 of the Podcast features the Amazing Mandy Arnott. Mandy is an Educational Psychologist, Speech Therapist, Audiologist and Teacher. We discussed the challenges of parenting, the problem with the early education system, what parents can do to give their kids a better chance in life, we also delved into the mind of a millennial. And Mandy did a little “ad hoc” diagnosis of my ADHD and linked it with my OCD tendencies which was such an eye opener for me. It was such a pleasure to speak to a psychologist with such extensive teaching and life experience and I hope you all enjoy the podcast as much as I did.

#8 Boyd Allen

28th February 2018 | Thoughts Podcast | Podcast | 1:37:52

Boyd Allen is a professional MMA fighter out of Fight Fit Militia in Johannesburg and boasts 3 x EFC Featherweight Titles. Boyd is also an accomplished Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner and soon to be gym owner. We sat down with Boyd and FFM’s head coach Richie Quan and discussed Boyd’s path to MMA, his future plans for boxing, the potential of UFC in his future. He also revealed big news about his new gym being opened and his upcoming EFC title fight against Kabesa.

#7 Tristan van Moerkerken

21st February 2018 | Thoughts Podcast | Podcast | 1:15:09

Entrepreneur and adventurer Tristan van Moerkerken is the Founder and Managing Director of Primeself and ZA Nootropics. The two companies offer online platforms for consumers to purchase Nootropic based supplements and Nootropics respectively. We sat down and discussed what Nootropics are, why we should be using them, how he got involved in Nootropics and the challenges and sacrifices he made all in the name of following his passion and starting a business.

Behind The Mic

Huntley Smith

Huntley Smith

Huntley Smith is a director of BSG and Managing Direct of Accelerator Consulting Services which specialises in performance management and brand positioning.

Huntley is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown belt and co-Founder of Arte Suave Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which has multiple clubs in South Africa and Mauritius.

In addition he is also the president of SABJJF (South African Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation) which is affiliated to the Sport Jiu Jitsu International Federation (SJJIF).

And now, Huntley is your host of the Thought Lab Podcast

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About Us

"For many years I have questioned everything, my thirst for knowledge is as insatiable as my love for martial arts and developing those around me in business and life" – Huntly Smith

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