Chantal Cooke

Chantal Cooke

Summary

Hi, I'm Chantal - an award winning journalist and broadcaster, co-founder of 'Passion for the Planet' radio and Managing Director at Panpathic Communications.

In case you hadn't guessed - I am passionate about communications!

Passion for the Planet is the UK's only radio station dedicated to a "green and healthy" lifestyle, with an eclectic mix of adult contemporary and World Music. Have a listen at www.passionfortheplanet.com.

My dream was to own a radio station; not just another radio station with the typical mix of pop music and celebrity gossip. I wanted to create something new, something that had never been offered in the UK before - a radio station that would deal with health, personal development and environmental issues; that would be entertaining, informative and inspiring, balanced with great music from around the world. So I did - and it's called 'Passion for the Planet'. 'Passion for the Planet' began broadcasting on DAB (digital radio) on 10 September 2002. Passion reaches over 120,000 people per week. Passion offers a unique blend of music and information that can't be heard on any other radio station in the UK. In 2004 Passion for the Planet received a Special Commendation for the Best Radio Feature at the British Environment and Media Awards. Passion has been voted one of the top 10 digital stations in the UK by The Telegraph, and received a green business award from The Green Guardian, and a special commendation in the Triodos Women in Ethical Business Awards. I have spent over 20 years working as a journalist/producer/presenter for the BBC, commercial radio and independent production companies, in the UK and abroad. I have also helped to launch 9 radio stations including four pan European radio stations and London's second DAB radio multiplex. I've been a passionate advocate for health and environmental issues for many years but frustrated by the lack of information available through mainstream media and the often negative approach taken to issues like the environment, alternative health and personal development. The aim of 'Passion for the Planet' is to fill this void with inspiring solutions to issues that reflect the concerns of individuals, presented in an entertaining format of interviews, combined with an eclectic mix of music. I'm also a Reiki Master and have trained with 'Psychology of Vision' founder, Chuck Spezzano and 'Mythogenic Self' creator, Joseph Riggio. I'm also featured in Nick William's book Powerful Beyond Measure, published by Bantam. It's important that Passion's philosophy extends to the office environment, which follows the principles of Feng Shui in its layout and colour scheme. The studios are sound proofed with organic hemp from Scotland, there are recycling bins for waste, as well as plants and crystals to keep the air clean - the station really does walk the talk.

Listen to interviews with leading experts in the field of health, the environment, and personal development.

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Testimonials

Mark Lee

"Chantal has been an inspiration to me. I attended her PR demystified seminar last year and learned a great deal. Frankly I thought that I already knew a fair bit about PR having been a regular contributor to the professional press for many years. However I have learned a great deal from Chantal and when I remember to put it into practice it really pays dividends. This week I issued my first press release in simply ages. I remembered Chantal's advice as regards the headline, the body, the content, the message, the target and the email approach. My target was the financial services press. I've already been quoted extensively in Money marketing, Financial Adviser and IFAlife. The press release has also been picked up and quoted on IFAonline, and the other papers' online sites. I've also been interviewed for follow up pieces by Money Marketing and Financial Advice. Was it worth the 4 hours devoted to PR this week - Absolutely it was! Thanks again Chantal "

Jessil John

"A wonderful warm, creative and professional lady! Chantal is an inspiring creature. She is positive, strong and really lovely. It is a real joy to have her in my network. Thank you millions for being a wonderful person! Best wishes... John. :)"

Bunny Parkinson

"Hello Chantal~ It is a JOY to meet and connect with you here on Ecademy~ Great profile Great photo & GREAT CAUSE~ HAVE A PASSION PLANET WEEKEND~ Bunny~"

Georgeanne Lamont

"Chantal is fabulous! First she runs an extraordinary radio station that defies the tradtional stations and instead of spreading doom and gloom is constantly sending out information to help us live more sane lives. Secondly on helping one get to grips with PR she is extraordinary - really creative, imagininative, naughty, fun and effective. What a star! I whole heartedly encourage you to listen to the station and get to connect with Chantal. She is a very exceptional woman making a big difference to people and the planet and thank goodness for people like her. She is clear, creative, highly intelligent, committed, visionary, far too hard working I suspect, down to earth and effective. Georgeanne"

Asghar Ali Khatau

"Chantal is a dedicated podcaster and the awesome founder of the green, healthy and wise 'Passion for the Planet' Radio Station. If I were a judge I would give her a 5* golden Oscar for her help in setting up other radio stations in EU. I am sure she will be awarded the top positions from the world over. She is a gem in my network. And whenever she visits Toronto, Canada I will ever be there to welcome her. AsgharAli Khatau "

Deborah Valencia

"Chantal, I am not sure how we can connect for business in the future but I believe with all of my heart that one never knows that possiblity until they are presented with that moment of connecting people we may know. If we are helping others along their way - it helps us also. Keep up your good work and I will check in from time to time to see your progress. Warm Regards, Deborah Z. Valencia "

Satheesan Sugapurath Madhathil

"Dear Chantal, I am honoured to be connected to you. You are a captivating personality with a pretty face. I can count on you as a good friend as well as a valued and trusted partner in networking and doing something to save the planes and people from birds and vice-versa. Regards, Dr S M Satheesan, New Delhi, INDIA"

jan m. brandt

"Early signs indicate working with Chantal Cooke will be a pleasure. Jan M. Brandt"

Lucien Meert

"Dear Chantal, I am glad to count you as one of my contacts in my network. You are a valuable part of it. A great connection, I appreciate !! Best wishes. Lucien "

Fredrik Goldhahn

" Hi Chantal, Thank you so much for connecting! Feel free to read more about me and what I do in My Profile. If there's anything we could do to interact or if my business would be interesting to you; just let me know. Let's stay connected! And remember to always Keep an Open Heart in Your Kitchen and Magic will Happen! Fredrik Goldhahn www.eventkock.se fredrik@eventkock.se"

mritunjay singh

"Hi Chantal, Welcome to my network ! We all need friends during our lives, its not all about commercialism, networking is a wonderful way of finding out about other peoples lives and lifestyles. If we can help others on our journey through life then this is the first step to fulfilling the prophecy of 'What goes around comes around'. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you feel that I can help you from india in any way. May I take this opportunity to wish you all you would wish yourself and that you shall prosper and grow in knowledge and wealth. Honored to be a part of your network! Mritunjay "

brice pascal ABBEY

"hi! chantal ! you lead a mission of great humanitarian. I would approach you for support yoir movement and progress in this direction. brice pascal ABBEY"

Jose Manuel Zardain GV

"Thank you Chantal for your frienship, if you need something from me or from Mexico please don´t hesitate to contact me, have a great day. Jose Manuel josemanuelzardainbbr@gmail.com www.freewebs.com/zardainbbr/index.htm"

Dinesh Jani

"Hi your work is realy interesting to be with media and people best wishes plan something for visiting india dinesh k jani"

Julian Stanley

"Thank you for connecting with me here on the Ecademy network. Know the power of networking. Think of the possibilities I hope that we can be of mutual benefit to each other in the future. I look forward to networking with you in the future. Best wishes Julian Stanley MD Uni-Serv Marketing Office@uni-servthailand.com "

George Joseph

"Dear Chantal, Thank you so much for accepting me as a network partner. I am happy to have found YOU, as a person not only interested in your life and profession but also interested in the life struggles of others. I am confident that you will one day visit us. In the meantime, please visit our website for a better understanding of my life and work: http://www.csatrust.com With much good wishes and looking forward to networking with you in the days to come. George "

Lucky Sadkong

"Sawasdee Ka Thank you for connecting with me here on the Ecademy network. My boss Julian Stanley is a marketing guy and he knows the power of networking. He has told me to concentrate on recommendations; they are the best form of advertising. He tells me nearly every day that if every person you know has 10 friends that they recommend you to and those 10 friends then recommend you to their 10 friends. That would mean that for every friend that trusts your recommendations, 1,000 people would know about you, Think of the possibilities. We currently market several projects here in Thailand. 1; A condo project with low capital cost, high ROI. 2; High quality serviced retirement homes. 3; High Tech Vehicle tracking systems.4; Exclusive high end sea view apartments. I look forward to networking with you in the future. Best regards Lucky lucky@condospattaya .com "

Vipul Tank

"Hi, Thanks for your interest. Glad to connect to fine people like you seem to be ! Great net worker, trustfully, friendly & wonderful person. It's a pleasure to stay in touch and to be friend. Have a great day and thanks again ! Keep in touch... Take Care.......... Thanks…!!! Have a Good Day…..!!! With Best Regards, VIPUL K. TANK Document Controller "

Zia UK Mazumder

"Chantal is warm, friendly, great networker and introducer of people. It is an absolute pleasure to have someone so sincere as a part of my network. Looking forward to creating great successes together. "

Huw Williams

"For the second time, Chantal came to Croydon Ecademy and had us all hanging on her every word. She delivered a hugely interesting and dynamic talk on how to turn your expertise into money, working with every one of the people there to come up with practical ideas. And all based within a very clear structure. If you get the chance to work with Chantal grab it with both hands ! Thanks again Chantal Huw Williams"

Clive Digby-Jones

"Chantal, I was so pleased to find you on this network... but then, of course! We go back aways and Eileen and I have enjoyed supporting you and Kenny and the Digital station, Passion for the Planet'. Thanks for some excellent broadcasting, world music and for interviewing us - it was not so much the size of the response, it was helping get us focused and to articulate our message clearly. You are one of those people with true passion, true ideals which you exemplify in everything you do from using recycled materials, to promoting health, self development and living lightly and sustainably... plus you have great ideas amd marketing flair. Well done for sponsoring the 'Project of the Year' award at the 2009 Rosenblatt New Energy Awards. Best wishes, Clive"

Jennifer Bloom

"I'm pleased to count Chantal as one of my contacts here on Ecademy. Changing Lives, Jennifer "

Milind Nadkarni

"Hi Chantal, Thank you for your invitation. Am pleased to be part of your network. I am very impressed with yur profile and what you've been doing. I have over 28 years of solid experience in marketing in multiple industries including Media.If you're looking for any of the markets here in India or AsiaPac, I can certainly assist you in exploring these markets. In any case, let us be connected! Best regards, Milind"

Jagdish Rajan

"Dear Chantal, Thanks for connecting. Welcome to my professional network. May the year 2009 bring you tons of glory and riches. Let us remain in touch, Cheers, Jagdish Rajan +919902016214"

Greg Suart

"Chantal ... keep up your amazing work. You have amazing fortitude and clarity and achieved a wonderful amount with Passion for The Planet. You set an inspiring and challenging example. Love listening to your station ... here's a big hug ... Greg."

Ramesh Shankerlal

"Dear Ms Chantal Cooke! Wish you & your Family, a Happy, Prosperous and a very Successful New Year 2009! ……….. It is great to have Professional, Experienced, Pro-active, Serious, Hard Working, Honest and Genuine Ecademians with us, who are, as defined in their profile I recommend one and all in my network as well as outside, in this Ecademy to connect with you, and have you as a contact in their network. Happy to be Connected with you.... I look forward to network with you for discussing business that is legal and profitable as well as mutually beneficial for both of us Best Wishes Ramesh Shankerlal Ransae Exim Skype: ransae +91 9413063021 http://sites.google.com/site/ransaeexim/ http://www.ecademy.com/user/rameshshankerlal Join me here if you haven't yet: http://ransae.webprosperity.com $6.00 Welcome Survey After Free Registration! "

Prof. Dr. Juergen Straub

"have a merry christmas ..."

Kenneth Koay

"She is WONDERFUL"

Zbigniew J PISKORZ

"Hi CHANTAL Thanks for connecting Have a Good New 2009 Thank you for connecting up with me, looking forward to networking Kind Regards Zbigniew J PISKORZ marketing@indigo.info.pl INDIGO Meble indyjskie Marketing Manager www.INDIGO.info.pl sMs 697 077 267 http://www.buddhabar-poznan.pl All the best from WARSZAWA POLAND"

Bux "Opening Doors" Shayeb

"Hi Chantal, Thank you for connecting! Remember, 'if you are going to think, you might aswell thing BIG!' Bux Shayeb www.itrade-uk.com Head Trader "

Ranjeeta Bundela

"HI my honest congratulation to yr job here on Ecademy and really appreciate! I rated you good! I'm proud of being in yr network! I'm proud of you in my fast growing group! :)"

Ronald L. Taylor

"It is an honour to be connected with you on Ecademy. I look forward to our networks being of mutual benefit to one another."

Sajid Hussain Journalist4Peace

"So Sweet And Kind Person, Want Her Kind Kindness Wishing Her A Pleasent Life Sajid"

Dilip Bhuyan

"So Sweet, Such an attractive Lady"

Christian Brunet Levitan

"A radio lady need a "good" rate. Happy to connect with you ! Bravo for your passion for our planet! "

Claudia Xavier de Lima

"What a wonderful thing you are doing, Chantal! Combining music, environmental issues and health! Congratulations! Looking forward to hearing from you. Claudia visual artist www.claudiaxavierdelima.com "

Tord Sand

"Proactive, progressive, forward moving personality makes a contact with you like a very pleasant journey, so thank you for being in my network here! Warm regards Tord G. Sand WellnessCoach"

Danish Thanvi

"I'm very happy to be connected with Chantal on Ecademy and look forward to being of mutual benefit to one another."

Richard White

"Chantal is a very impressive woman. I first got to know Chantal when she produced a series of professional podcasts for The Accidental Salesman. I have also attended Chantal's PR masterclass which was very enlightening. Yesterday I was at the Grow Your Own Business exhibition and saw 'Chantal the public speaker' in action and she has to be one of the best speakers I have seen in a long time - confidently interacting with the audience and instantly coming up with PR angles for total strangers in real time. Chantal is definitely worth meeting if you get the chance. "

Rolf Kellner

"Chantal, thank you very much for being an active Member of The Amazon Rainforest Club"

Victor Marques

"My spirit floats to be a part I feel people,s heart My soul loves the sea I network and fly for free... Thanks Chantal for being in my network. Kindest regards from Douro Valley! Victor Marques "

Carl Willy Carlsson

"I think Chantal has an engagement for a difference in the world and she would be a good contact for all of us who has similar intentions. CWC"

Tania Prince

"I thought Chantel's media course was great, now I have gone onto her follow on coaching programme. I cannot recommend it highly enough. She is extremely focused, to the point and has excellent ideas. "

Robert Oosthout

"Chantal is a total stand for the planet and for a green and healthy lifestyle. I feel privileged to have her here on Ecademy. With here radiostation she contributes in a very powerful way to make us aware of why it is important to live in harmony with mother earth. "

Tania Prince

"Chantel's media course is excellent. It is packed full of useful information for taking your business forward. I would recommend it for anyone who wants to heighten the profile of their company in the media."

Geoff Rolls

"Having just been on Chantal's media training workshop, it was absolutely superb. She covered so much in just a day, and has left me more than well equipped and confident to approach any kind of media. From writing good press releases through to radio and TV interviewing it was all covered brilliantly. I was lucky enough to book her last place on this course, and I am so glad I did. Make sure you don't leave it too long, or you may never know what you were missing out on. Many Thanks Chantal Geoff"

Cali Bird Baughan

"I'm really honoured to be featured in Passion's Inspiring Good Business. Having a podcast available on Passion's website is a really useful feature that I can now promote on my own website. And of course, it is wonderful to come under the auspices of Chantal's fantastic PR and radio expertise."

Richard Parsons

"Chantal delivered a very thought provoking presentation about blogging to the Swindon Ecademy Club on Monday, 28 April. In particular, she interacted with each person present in a very encouraging manner. An opportunity not to be missed! :)"

Kerry Anne Orr

"Superb seminar on blogging and podcasting. Thought provoking and inspiring, I now have lots of ideas and the spark to get started! Thanks Chantal!"

Thomas Power

"Naughty, intellectual, smiley, challenging, charming and lovely. Recommended. "

Anne-Sonia King

"I attended a training session run by Chantal on creating Blogs. Prior to attending this half-day training, I had never considered blogging. Now I have my own blog, and find it fun and exciting! Thanks Chantal. I Anne-Sonia check out my blog: http://carerslifecoach.blogspot.com/ "

Ian Kaye

"Excellent "free PR" training. Chantals course does what it says on the tin - you leave knowing precisely how to proceed. "

Gary Lester

"I went on Chantal's media training workshop - BRILLIANT! It was worth the 30 stations on the Northern Line (and the 30 back...!!) Chantal is an excellent trainer, the course was delivered professionally and we all had an opportunity to record an interview in the www.passionfortheplanet.com radio station! If you want to know how to write a press release and how to get it actioned, even where to send it then Chantal's course is a MUST and frankly a steal at the price. Oh, and she sells DAB radios at cost price and now I have one I am converted! Thanks Chantal Gary "

Mark Lee

"I attended a talk that Chantal gave at a recent NRG seminar and I then had the pleasure of sitting with her for lunch afterwards. During her talk she evidenced her in depth knowledge of the media - broadcast and print - and offered many useful tips. I was especially impressed by what may be a 'party piece'. With each of over a dozen people she got them to explain briefly their business proposition and she immediately offered a selection of relevant commercial ideas for press releases. Very impressive! And she's such a lovely person too. I really enjoyed her company over lunch. Indeed I almost feel as though I've spent a lot of time with Chantal over the subsequent weeks as I now listen to her radio station, Passion for the Planet, almost daily and I get a little thrill whenever I hear "I'm Chantal Cooke" as she introduces a mini-interview. having met her I can appreciate her Passion for what she does and really admire her for what she has achieved already."

Len Goss

"Ive known Chantal for several months now and can only say great things about her!! I recently attended one of her workshops on using the media and found the day brilliant. Lots of practical advice and the role playing radio interview was fun - if you love being grilled by a cut to the chase no nonsense reporter - ok so there is one thing about her that may not be so great! Joking aside - also love her integrity as a person and the work she does through her Passion For The Planet radio station. I can thoroughly recommend her to all of you Len Goss "

Tom Evans

"I am blown away at what Chantal has acheived with Passion for the Planet. It is not easy to play in te broadcast world and she has worked wonders getting the station on air. When you meet her you will feel her passion - it's a passion delivered with energy, dynamism, professionalism and a huge sense of fun and, I suspect, a dollop of mischief. And if you want to get your PR working for you, I can highly recommend her one day workshop - what I learned on that day has already started opening new doors for me, effortlessly - I only wish I'd been on it 10 years ago. So glad to be connected with you Chantal ...."

Vicki (The Property Mermaid) Wusche

"She's good ! and all we did was a practice activity that Richard White set up as part of his BS presentation. Lucky me :) If you get the chance connect with Chantal do (but please leave a slot for me :) )"

Judith Germain

"Chantal owns the Passion for the Planet Radio Station. I attended her excellent seminar on how you can get yourself interviewed on TV, Radio and in Print - if you are interested in the subject I can certainly recommend you attending. Chantal has a 'no nonsense' attitude and tells it like it is! I found her to be an interesting and challenging individual."

Huw Williams

"Do you want a speaker who can blow your audience away with a fast-paced, creative, interactive talk with supremely pragmatic ideas ? Then look no further than Chantal - her talk to Croydon Ecademy last night was one of the best I have ever heard. She worked with the whole group - whose interests ranged from electronic music, through charities to hypnotherapists - getting us not only to see the principles behind "getting free publicity on TV etc" but actually coming up with real examples and ideas. And all delivered in a dynamic, articulate and enthusiastic style that had everyone hanging on her every word. Her one-day courses must be life-changing ! Thanks Chantal Huw Williams"

Lindsay Hart

"Make sure you have Chantal in your network - she is amazing. Knows her stuff and knows how to make sure you do to - great person to have in your network. Passsionate, funny and a pleasure to be with Lindsay "

Robert WoW De Souza

"I have seen how Chantal has evolved into being a star maker. She is blessed with so many gifts. She is passionate about her Radio projects as she can truly make a difference to many lives. I am delighted to be part of her network and wish Chantal every success."

Philip Calvert

"Every now and again you meet someone who impresses you with their passion for what they do. Chantal wanted her own radio station. Guess what? She got one! Connect with Chantal and be impressed. Phil"

Anthony Mellor FCA, Tel 0121 314 4750

"Surprise, a pleasant one! Connected with by Chantal and left with an instant feel of happiness and an open hearted spirit. I hope she passes your way too - an honest soul. Anthony"

Christine Clacey

"Connect with Chantal and you are sure to be inspired! She walks her talk, stands up for her beliefs and with Passion for the Planet is really making a difference! You DEFINITELY want Chantal in your network. Particularly if you are keen to establish your brand and personal presence. Her media training is fantastic - a fast-paced, no-nonsense, information-filled workshop where you learn everything from how to create compelling press releases through to surviving being interviewed on TV and radio! "

Thomas Power

"Chantal is a lady, a radio lady, you should meet. In this place she is probably the radio Guru. Only connect."

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