Embracing adversity for change


About the podcast

Challenges can be used for good

Explore the intersection of mental wellness and professional success, uncovering stories of resilience, strategies for overcoming challenges, and the power of embracing adversity to drive positive change. From insightful interviews with industry leaders to actionable advice from mental health experts, this podcast offers a road map for fostering a healthy mindset in the corporate world, equipping listeners with the tools to thrive personally and professionally.


Latest listen

Episode 3 - Runway to renewal: From casting calls to finding his calling with Tash Kusi

In episode three, Luke catches up with Tash Kusi, former model turned priest. Despite being presented with exciting prospects in the fashion industry, and working for brands including H&M and & Other Stories, Tash found himself searching for a deeper meaning. Packed with inspiring insights, raw honesty and transformational tips, Tash highlights the power of authenticity when finding your true purpose.


Meet your host

Luke Wilson

Meet Luke. Alongside his role as a Director in our Restructuring Advisory team he hosts the Mind.Set podcast, and played a pivotal role in the creation of FRP's Balanced Mind's Committee. Over six years ago Luke got sober from alcohol and drug addiction, and during that time learnt how how the biggest (or smallest) challenges in his life, paved the way for the most positive and enriching period of growth and learning he has ever experienced.

Luke is passionate about helping professionals feel less isolated on their journey, and looks to debunk the myth that we have to be ‘alright’ all the time.


Guest spotlight

Tash Kusi

Meet Tash, his natural artistic flair led him to graduate with a degree in Graphic Design at the University of Buckinghamshire. As time went on he discovered that design wasn’t ‘making his heart sing’, leading him to pivot into the world of fashion. Tash began modelling, and also gained experience working for high profile brands including H&M and & Other Stories.

Following experiencing the fast pace of the fashion industry, Tash began seeking a deeper meaning, which saw him become a Priest and discover his true purpose. Tash now serves as the Head of Alpha within the HTB clergy team, and helps others on their own personal journeys.

Previous episodes

Abigail Hirshman | Mind.Set | March 24

Matters of the mind: The secrets of wellbeing with Abigail Hirshman

In episode two, Luke sits down with Abigail Hirshman, a distinguished mental health and wellbeing expert, business consultant and keynote speaker. In their conversation, Abigail explores her personal journey – and how making big decisions changed the course of her life. Through this honest conversation, Abigail provides practical and helpful tools to navigate challenges.

Alistair Bone | Mind.Set | February 24

Resilience and reinvention: From tackles to triumphs with Alistair Bone

In episode one, Luke sits down with Alistair Bone, former Wasps Rugby Player who experienced life changing news which led to a new career path. Alistair unpacks his journey, and how despite this he was able to successfully adapt, change his mind set and pivot by using the tools he gained as a professional sportsman.

Coming soon

Priyanka Usmani

Beyond the barriers: Leading in legal with Priyanka Usmani

In this episode, Priyanka, a Partner in Baker McKenzie’s prestigious Banking and Finance Department in London, discusses her journey to the top, reflecting on the challenges that can pervail as a woman in business.

Mohamed Massaquoi

NFL to neurology: Versatility and vision with Mo Massaquoi

A conversation not to be missed; Mohamed, founder of VESSOL, boasts an impressive background, including an exceptional career at Morgan Stanley and in the NFL, where he played professionally for five seasons after being drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2009.

Luke Wilson

Setbacks to success: Navigating challenges with Luke Wilson

In this thought-provoking episode, we sit down with Luke, Restructuring Advisory Director, host of the Mind.Set podcast, and founder of FRP's Balanced Mind's Committee. Luke reflects on his past challenges and shares how these setbacks have set him up for success.


"In the fixed mindset, everything is about the outcome. If you fail it’s all been wasted. The growth mindset allows people to value what they’re doing regardless of the outcome."

Carol S Dweck. Psychologist.

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