Mark Longbottom on Heartkids NZ and Purposely Podcast
Mark Longbottom has had a career working with for purpose organisations in the UK and New Zealand. In this interview we find out about his passion for England from a very young age, his life there working in the NFP sector and then the decision to move back to New Zealand. We also have a great discussion about starting a podcast as he set up his last year. Check out the links to that as well - see below. There is a lot more content at www.theseeds.nz Heart Kids: https://heartkids.org.nz/ Purposely Podcast: https://www.purposelypodcast.com/ www.theseeds.nz for more.
Ep 10. Mark Longbottom, CEO Heart Kids New Zealand: People, Purpose and Podcasting!
The Charity CEO Podcast
“Less about egos and logos and let’s think more about mission and (those) whose lives we are trying to help and change... People first, Mission always.”With 12 babies every week born with Congenital Heart Defects in New Zealand and just one specialist hospital in the entire country that can provide treatment, Heart Kids New Zealand provides a lifeline of vital care and support for children, young people and families affected by these incurable conditions. Mark Longbottom is CEO of Heart Kids New Zealand by day and podcast host of the Purposely Podcast by night. Mark lived in the UK and worked in the UK voluntary sector for nearly 20 years before moving back to his home country of New Zealand in 2019. In this episode we talk about the differences between the charity sectors in New Zealand and the UK, the work of Heart Kids, and of course Jacinda Arden!We share our experiences podcasting and why we think its a good idea for charities to consider launching their own podcasts.Recorded December 2020.Guest Biography Mark has 25 years of nonprofit experience both in the UK and New Zealand, leading fundraising, events, service delivery, community engagement, and commercial functions in well-known charities such as The Prince's Trust, MS Society, Terrence Higgins Trust, Auckland City Mission, New Zealand Aids Foundation and Auckland Foundation. Mark is currently Chief Executive of Heart Kids New Zealand, a charity providing lifelong care and support to children, young people and families impacted by childhood heart defects or CHDs. Previous to that he was Head of the St. James's Place Charitable Foundation for over a decade. The Foundation is the seventh largest corporate foundation in the UK and it is the charitable arm of St. James’s Place Wealth Management.Mark is also the Founder of the Purposely Podcast, interviewing inspirational people. Purposely was set up to amplify the stories of founders and leaders of nonprofits, charities, for-purpose businesses, as well as social entrepreneurs. Mark’s hope is that Purposely will inspire other people to make a positive and lasting difference to the lives of people living in our communities and those who need the help the most.Linkshttps://heartkids.org.nz/ https://www.purposelypodcast.com/
Season 2: Episode 7 - Our most socially distant walk with Mark Longbottom
A Wheely Good Listen
In this episode, David and Lydia go for a walk with Mark Longbottom. In our most socially distant walk yet, it's a snowy winter morning for David and Lydia in North London while it's a late night stroll to the beach for Mark in Auckland, New Zealand. David was a guest on Mark's podcast in November 2020 so we thought it was polite to return the favour and ask Mark some questions about life in New Zealand and other things. Links Purposely Podcast David's interview on Purposely Podcast Heart Kids New Zealand Devonport Wheely Tots Walking Projects
Communication is everything and some people are better at it than others… some people have even been doing it successfully for decades. Like Mark Longbottom, who on this week’s show, talks about being followed by the KGB in the 80’s, working with Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali’s assistants in the 1960’s, playing with Gene Wilder, dancing for Primal Scream, standing on a box for 8 hours without a break, getting bags of grass sent from Alcatraz and having tens of thousands of social media followers in the process. Mark has some incredible stories to share in this fascinating episode of Rethink Everything which goes way beyond the Principles and will get you rethinking... for sure!www.marklongbottom.com www.platform58.com www.RethinkingBusiness.biz/members