The Polymath Podcast is the world's leading podcast dedicated to exploring the mind of polymaths. It was launched at the Polymath Festival 2021 and its hosts are among the world's leading authorities on polymathy and human performance. Guests include some of the most diversely accomplished people on the planet.
A physician and neuroscientist, Dr. Alan Watkins is recognised as an international expert on leadership and human performance. Over the years he has coached thousands of individuals to greater levels of performance, transformed organisational cultures and helped leaders discover new ways to succeed. Alan has become a confidant to many of the world’s top leaders over the past 22 years.
Alan believes we can create a world with enlightened leaders in all walks of life, but this requires leaders to ‘wake up’, ‘grow up’ and make better decisions. His optimism for the potential of human beings never wavers.
He is also the author of many books including: The HR (R)evolution recently named a top five business book by CEO Today; 4D Leadership; Coherence: The Secret Science of Brilliant Leadership; Crowdocracy: The End of Politics and Wicked and Wise: How to Solve the World’s Toughest Problems.
Waqās is considered a world authority on multidisciplinary thinking and versatility. He works with organisations across various sectors to integrate such approaches into their strategies and operations. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed book The Polymath (Wiley 2019) and is founder of the DaVinci Network.
His ideas arise from extensive research as well as his own exceptionally diverse academic and professional background. He holds a BSc in Development Economics (SOAS) and postgraduate degrees in International History (LSE) and Neuroscience (King's College London).
His two main professional careers have been in diplomatic journalism (Global correspondent, FIRST Magazine) and visual art (Artistic Director, Khalili Collections). He has published articles on a range of subjects including philosophy, art, history and education.
Waqās’ work has been featured in or reviewed by the Financial Times, Forbes, the BBC and The Lancet.