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Ep #026 – Marvyn Harrison. MD, BELOVD

The Ben Morton Leadership Podcast

Episode Overview Marvyn Harrison's leadership experience as the founder and driving force behind Dope Black CIC – an educational and healing platform designed to improve the outcomes of black people – has seen him become the voice of the Black community across the UK, US, and African continent. Marvyn is the co-founder and VP of Strategy, Marketing and Sales of BELOVD Agency, a DEI consultancy working for the advancement of all intersections of humanity in the workplace and places of education. It’s Marvyn’s mission to help support businesses and organisations in their evolution to becoming more representative of the diverse cities they operate in and the dynamic consumers they serve. This is a fascinating and enlightening episode that touches on some areas that we’ve not explored in previous episodes, as Marvyn talks about the similarities and differences of leading social enterprises or organisations in the charitable sector. One of the most insightful sections of the interview for me was what Marvyn shared around his own experience with therapy and emotional work, and how it can benefit all leaders. Personal Leadership Mastery Check out my brand new online course, Personal Leadership Mastery, designed to help you and your team play at your best in the new normal, post-covid world. And remember to use you Friends of the Podcast discount code and save 30% on the regular tuition cost. Sign-up for the course here for just £139.00 with discount code 'FRIENDS21'. #LeadOn


7 Mar 2021

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08: Linking diversity with profit, engagement and wellbeing - a chat with Dope Black Dad Marvyn Harrison

No More Long Talk

Welcome back to No More Long Talk. In this episode I had the pleasure to speak with the founder and driving force behind Dope Black CIC Marvyn Harrison. Dope Black is an educational and healing platform designed to improve the outcomes of black people. He is also the Vice President for Business Strategy at Belovd Agency. Marvyn is dedicating his future to supporting businesses and organisations in their evolution to becoming more representative of the diverse cities. Take a listen as we talk all about diversity, inclusion and equity and have a frank conversation on what will happen to businesses who don’t eventually get on board. I’m not being biased here, but I think you will get a lot from listening to Marvyn as he shares his views. A heads up for next week’s episode. If you follow me on LinkedIn and Instagram, you’ll already know that I’m a huge advocate of self care and wellness in the work. So I’m going to take up on my own advice and take another wellness weekend break which means I won’t be bringing you an episode of No More Long Talk next week. But don’t worry, I’ll be back on Monday 19th October for another fab episode. In the meantime follow me on LinkedIn or instagram @NoMoreLongTalk. Remember to rate, review and share this podcast! Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-ann-mattis Connect with Marvyn Harrison on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marvinharrison  Visit https://www.belovd.agency If you’re a change-maker or know someone who’s inspiring and has great value to share to help create positive and thriving workplaces, then reach out to me on nomorelongtalk@gmail.com or via instagram or LinkedIn.


4 Oct 2020

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Value Yourself & Creating Change with Marvyn Harrison - Ep 186

In The Moment with Alex Manzi

Marvyn Harrison is the founder of Dope Black Dads, a community which has been put together to help support dads worldwide. We spoke a lot about the identity of self vs the identity of wider society and finding the balance between the two - as we all strive to be part of the bigger picture but ultimately the focus lies on ourselvesDuring this conversation, we spoke about: The importance of valuing yourself How his mindset shifted when he became a dad Changing narratives for the future generations PLUS my self-published book ‘The Search For Clarity’ is out now. The book shares my experiences and biggest learnings of going from living with a negative mindset to now living from a place of clarity and happiness - and how you can too. To buy a copy or for more information head to thedreamersdisease.co.uk/clarityIf there is someone you feel would benefit from hearing this conversation then please make sure you share it with a friend who would enjoy listening and really take something from it :)thedreamersdisease.co.ukFollow Marvyn:IG: @marvynharrisonIG: @dopeblackdadsFollow Alex:IG: @iamalexmanziTwitter: @iamalexmanzi


10 Sep 2020

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Marvyn Harrison | LEADER


Marvyn Harrison is the founder of Dope Black Dads, a digital safe space turned podcast which aims to change the narrative around black fathers through the lens of parenting, marriage, cohabiting, mental health, physical health, politics and more.His word of the day is LEADER.  CONNECT WITH MARVYN: I: @marvynharrisonT: @Marvyn_Harrison #AnthemsBlack is a collection of 31 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional UK Black contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producers Bea Duncan and Jaja Muhammad. The artwork is by Mars West. 


3 Sep 2020

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Episode 15 - Marvyn Harrison (Dope Black Dads)

Dad Conversations

Marvyn is a strategy consultant, father of 2, and founder of a group called Dope Black Dads, which is a strong network of black dads who communicate regularly on the important topics that guys rarely talk about or seek out peer advice on. He has a great system for developing trust, accountability, and even calling BS on your closest friends as they work towards becoming the best dads they can.   I had a blast talking with Marvyn talking about not just dope black dads, but his life story and approach to parenting. He was very open and engaging, and he has such a positive focus and empowering message that we all need to hear. Enjoy!

1hr 7mins

26 Aug 2020

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Episode 70 Marvyn Harrison: How To Be A Dope Black Dad

Dane Baptiste Questions Everything

Welcome to Dane Baptiste Questions Everything, a podcast where comedian Dane Baptiste, producer Howard Cohen and a special guest take turns posing questions that just need answering.This is episode 70, we spoke to Dope Black Dad's founder Marvyn Harrison about Wiley's redemption, dad memories and how to be a dope black dad.Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and beyond. #questioneverything @DBQEPodcast Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/danebaptistequestionseverything.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 3mins

10 Aug 2020

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Daddy Issues Podcast

On the 17th of June, 2018, Fathers day in the UK, Marvyn Harrison decided to create a WhatsApp group with all of the positive black fathers he knew (at the time this was 23) to wish them a 'Happy Fathers Day', ‘Thank you’ and ‘Congratulations’ for their positive influence in their child’s lives and changing the perception of black men for the better. This then progressed into Marvyn founding 'Dope Black Dads', a safe space in which a group of black dads based in London, New York and South Africa could come together and provide a progressive discussion around the male parenting experience, discussing the highs and lows of what it means to be a black father in today’s society. A mere four months later, the group took a leap and 'The Dope Black Dads Podcast' was born. It was time to hear the story behind the man who speaks for so many others, and to find out what was it about his past, and his father, that drove him to being an advocate, a voice and and an inspiration to not only black fathers...but all fathers, men, women, boys and girls alike.

1hr 1min

3 Dec 2019

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Marvyn Harrison

Power Hour

On the show this week Adrienne speaks to the amazing Marvyn Harrison. It was Father’s Day 2018, a day that father-of-two Marvyn Harrison describes as “underwhelming”. He decided to send WhatsApp messages to a handful of friends who are fathers, saying thank you for their great work in raising the next generation. Every man replied quickly, and the group soon found itself discussing what it means to be a black dad in the UK today. “Sometimes dads get left off the radar, and black dads don’t get credit,” wrote one friend. All bemoaned the lack of a positive narrative about black fatherhood. So, he created a podcast, Dope Black Dads, to set about exploring the issue in more detail.The Power Hour podcast gets to know other people’s processes to greatness. Join Adrienne as she invites guest speakers from coaches, creatives and innovators to discuss their daily habits and the key to achieving personal success and well-being.Whether you want to build a business, write a book or run a marathon, the Power Hour is going to help you get there faster!You can follow Adrienne on Instagram / Twitter / FacebookThis is a Studio71 production.Producer - Jack ClaramuntExec Producer - Tom Payne & Jody SmithProduction Support - Phie McKenzieOutro music by Paul Herbert Music.Produced at Jamz Studio.Studio71 is a Red Arrow Studios Company.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


1 Oct 2019

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Dads and Conquering Fatherhood Stereotypes with Marvyn Harrison (Dope Black Dad's)

The Manzilla Men's Podcast

It’s easy to label dad’s as being carefree, lazy and good for nothing. The reality is positive fatherhood has never been more important for bringing kids up the right way. We meet positive fatherhood influencer Marvyn Harrison, founder of the global movement Dope Black Dads. His platform, vision and inspiration serve as ideals for black fatherhood around the world. The lessons learnt here apply to all males though, regardless of colour, class or upbringing. Strong views on race, masculinity and David Luiz to come! You can catch more articles, ideas and inspiration from Manzilla, a brand new mens identity platform on @manzillaonline, and www.manzillaonline.com (coming soon)Learn more about Marvyn and the Dope Black Dad’s movement here. They have a cracking, provocative podcast series too. https://www.dopeblackdads.comThanks for listening, please subscribe and leave us a brilliant review or any feedback, hit the max stars for the rating etc! Have a great day. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


14 Aug 2019

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Peace of No Mind

A conversation with Marvyn Harrison the founder of Dope Black Dads; a podcast which aims to positively challenge the perceptions of black fathers. We discuss some key takeaways he has learned throughout fatherhood and what a peace of mind means to him.

1hr 1min

28 May 2019