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Episode 10 – Stephen Gillen: Best selling Author and TV Personality

Stephen Gillen

Nominated for the “Sunhak International Peace Prize in 2019” Stephen is a passionate humanitarian and philanthropist having achieved much influential work in key areas.

His influence, skills, media presence, and commitment to the important work of helping others and supporting pivotal causes for positive and meaningful change bring a great addition to Flo Coin, its’ mission, and forward-reaching policies of making things better for all people without prejudice.

Also a successful international entrepreneur in diverse industries mainly media, Stephen Gillen knows adversity having had a dark past and a tough start. Growing up in war-torn Belfast till age 9 he came to London’s East End and rose through London’s gangland eventually receiving a lengthy prison sentence.

After serving many years incarcerated he transformed his life and is an awarded Peace Ambassador for his work within the inner-cities, conflict-resolution and internationally.

A best-selling author with his new book, “Extraordinary, Stephen Gillen: The Search for a Life Worth Living” soon to be a major film, Stephen is also a TV personality and has stared in Gangs of London, Essex Murders and just recently finished another premium TV series for Sky with Ross Kemp and other well-known personalities.

Stephen, is a leading charity ambassador for FloCoin, and he is working with many other celebrities, organisations, and luminaries on a range of amazing coming projects soon to be disclosed.

Stephen’s 3 mindset messages:

  1. Life doesn’t give us what we want, but what we become
  2. The most valuable commodity in life is not money, but time
  3. We all have a message to bring to the world, one of our jobs is to discover this and develop it outwards to contribute and change things

The food

Stephen asked to have steak & chips, but he indicated he would like some great side dish made of special mushrooms.

I love a challenge, so I went to find some unusual mushrooms that you would not eat on a regular basis. I made fried Enoki mushrooms, with marinara sauce. This made up combination, whilst unusual, worked really well as a starter. 

Steak was a rib eye with triple cooked chips. I served it with authentic chimichurri sauce. 

If you would like to get in touch with Stephen, you can do so via Roar Media Creative or Linkedin & Instagram.

If you like to purchase his latest book “Extraordinary: Stephen Gillen the search for a life worth living”, you can do so via Amazon

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    • Robyn Harris
      Posted April 28, 2024 at 5:56 pm

      Great episode! Having read Stephen’s amazing book I was very interested to watch this conversation – and I was not disappointed. It’s a very interesting listen. I particularly enjoyed the part in the second half, exploring how our thoughts impact on our health and wellbeing. This is very much a part of my work. I loved Stephen’s comment, ‘words have wings’ – that will stick with me. Thank you!

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        Dajana Paliokaite
        Posted April 30, 2024 at 8:21 am

        Thank you Robyn for such a beautiful comment. ‘Words have wings’ also stuck with me, such a nice expression and exactly what we about when we try to share stories and help others.

        • Robyn Harris
          Posted April 30, 2024 at 9:56 am


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