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Life & Work with Glenn Marsden

Today we’d like to introduce you to Glenn Marsden.

Hi Glenn, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
What prompted my work in the Mental Health space with efforts to make an impact globally came from sadly losing a friend of mine to suicide in the UK. I had also in the past dealt with Body Dysmorphia being in the Health and Fitness Industry for many years and falling down the whole comparison trap so upon hearing the news of this, it really set a fire inside of me to want to create change. Not just on a small scale, but well and truly make a global impact to change the ‘face’ and challenge the narrative around it.

What started as a passion project gained momentum fast in Australia then started growing at a rapid rate and went on to gain Global Recognition within 12 months and now see’s me in the US.

Now reaching our three years mark, we have seen over 400 of the world’s most Influential Public Figures get on board behind our efforts sharing their personal stories from Hollywood celebrities to Professional Athletes to Corporate Leaders and International Professionals in the Medical field.

The organization has been featured over 100+ International Publications and Networks and continues to be at the forefront of innovation with online virtual hangs, our corporate workshops, a virtual academy we are currently underway with for the youth and both our Podcast and Magazine.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
To take an idea and run with it with the aim to take it to a global audience. There have been plenty of bumps in the road.

It has literally been an entrepreneurial journey.

In saying that, those bumps have proved learning curves for me and now I can look back and see they were blessings on this journey of mine.

Gaining so much publicity and scaling something so fast, at times I was running before I could walk. I needed to slow down and build a team around me so that I could pull back and gain the clarity on my vision to keep it moving forward.

When it comes to building anything, the main struggles I had and I see many have come down to ourselves and our beliefs.

Do we think we can do this? Are we good enough? Are we willing to let go of the ego and get comfortable being uncomfortable.

Yes, there will be struggles in terms of the building blocks of business of course. But these, I have found are easily managed by reaching out and asking for help.

The real struggles tend to be ourselves holding US back.

Are we willing to ask for help when struggling? How much do we actually believe in ourselves?

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
For me, the whole body of work for the Imperfectly Perfect Campaign stemmed from my love of creativity and storytelling through the form of visual mediums, Photography and Film.

I have always been drawn as mentioned to telling stories through my bodies of work so this campaign for myself has (well, I hope it has…lol) shown my sincere and true passion for this.

Again it still amazes me how fast it has all happened and by using my passion to make a difference in this world — just blows my mind.

But from following my passion and using it to make a difference has led to some incredible opportunities along the way.

I have now been fortunate enough to have spoken on International platforms as a guest speaker and led some pretty amazing projects for organizations around the world from what they had seen me do for the Imperfectly Perfect Campaign.

Let’s talk about our city – what do you love? What do you not love?
I honestly love everything about LA.

Being originally from the UK, firstly the weather here for starters!!!

But just the vibe, the creativity and the doers.

In that what I mean is, this day and age so many people talk.

In LA, I just notice people have a dream and they just go do!

Whether they make it happen or not, they just have this unbeatable resilience to go out there and try.

I love that about LA.

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