We have been building resilience in organisations for a number of years but we know that so many more people could benefit from what we do. That’s why we decided to collect stories from ‘real’ people about their lives, challenges and learning and turn them into podcasts. It has enabled us to share resilience thoughts and ideas from many specialists, provide a bigger picture of how building resilience can make a real difference and hopefully be helpful for people who may be facing similar challenges.
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Shona Elliott is a senior leader in healthcare and for-profit organisations in Canada and the United States with a proven track record in helping organisations achieve cultural renewal with a people-centered focus. She is passionate about helping other senior leaders connect and engage with their employees to increase employee retention and engagement and achieve the organisation’s strategic goals.
Mike Cameron is a Canadian writer, speaker, philanthropist, ultramarathoner and advocate against Gender Based Violence and has worked with a variety of non-profits and charities to pave the way for a violence free future. Today he designs programmes to assist men to tap into their emotions in a real and authentic way and engage men and boys in the gender equity conversation.
Liz Martell is an experienced Development and Business Consultant who is passionate about helping people to improve and develop themselves and their businesses. Liz has a demonstrated history of work success in the financial services industry but now helps businesses review and pivot their plans to build resilience and to focus on growth and the future.
Bill McPhee is a mental health advocate who was first diagnosed with schizophrenia more than 30 years ago. As a young adult, he had no idea how to come to terms with having a mental illness but after three decades he has come to realise that his mental illness is a blessing, not a curse. Now, he travels throughout North America to share his story to try to improve the lives of those affected by mental illness.
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Tom Simmons is the founder of Fellas with Feelings, an education based website that illustrates the moves he has made to enhance his mental and physical wellbeing. Tom has suffered from debilitating anxiety and depression as well as being hit with heart arrhythmia (or Afib) and cancer. His mission is to inspire others in times of darkness by showcasing practical methods and insights that may help improve mental and physical well-being.
Dr Jennifer Wisdom has been a photojournalist, soldier, therapist, marathoner, surfer, academic, and teacher. She now leads Wisdom Consulting, where she helps people and organisations make things work better and reach their potential. She is also the author of the Millennials’ Guide to Work which aims to help Millennials and others navigate the workplace, achieve success and respect at work whilst keeping their integrity and sense of humour.
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Dan Williams survived open-heart surgery where he was revived multiple times during the operation. He went on to achieve top USA ranking as a masters track athlete and received All American Honors from the United States Track and Field Association. When learning of his near-death experience and athletic accomplishments, The American Heart Association published Dan’s story to inspire the millions of people with heart disease that it’s more than possible to achieve a healthy and fit lifestyle.
Merrick Rosenberg is a keynote speaker and thought leader on personality styles and team development. He co-founded Team Builders Plus in 1991 and Take Flight Learning in 2012 and has taught more than 100,000 people on how to incorporate personality styles in their work and lives. Merrick focuses on discovering how to use your personality to cultivate deeper personal relationships, fully leverage your natural gifts, and increase your effectiveness at work.
Phil Roberts gave up his job as a police officer in 2015 to open his own gym and pursue his strongman dreams. He was crowned England’s strongest man in 2017 but in 2019 was very badly injured during a competition. Phil was determined to move on from this possible career ending injury. As well as major surgery and recuperation, a change in perspective and focus played a major part in his recovery and return to training.
Tim Segaller is the co-founder of Rising Minds, a social enterprise that offers resilience programmes, bursaries and funded social projects to people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Tim specialises in helping leaders and teams stay resilient, inspired and connected particularly in the face of complex pressures and demands.
Bex Bedford is a body positive champion and self-acceptance activist. She has a vlog channel on YouTube, “Being an SSBBW” where she speaks about all aspects of life as a person of extended size. She also uses her platform to reach out to help navigate the path of mental health, self-love and self-acceptance, dating, sex, relationships.
Eileen McDargh believes that resiliency is a critical life skill which requires the energy of connections. She blends practical business know-how, life experiences, and years of consulting to major national and international organisations incluidng global pharmaceuticals, the US Armed Forces, healthcare associations and religious institutions. Her most recent work revolves around burnout and the development of four critical skills for building effective resilience.
Kim or ‘Kid’ Curry was a top DJ on the most listened to station in Miami. He moved into station management but his 33 year radio career ended when he was forced into retirement with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. However, Kim has embraced this new challenge and shows us that life can be good even in the face of adversity.
Helen Barnett is an ex Metropolitan police officer. She was the first mother to join the Metropolitan Police’s SO19 Armed Response Team and in the line of duty was stabbed, caught up in two terrorist explosions and shot at in a firearms incident. She retired on medical grounds in the late 1990’s and then faced a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which manifested itself in symptoms like Bulimia and a relationship breakdown.
Amber Kierra lost 90% of her eyesight growing up and has learned to use courage to overcome fear and navigate obstacles of any kind. Amber uses her experience of losing her sight to motivate and inspire others to overcome fear and live a life that they love. In this podcast, Amber talks about growing up with sight loss, her families commitment to ensuring she became successful and independent and the importance of sport and being a team member. She also discusses the charity she has set up to help blind children and adults obtain blindness training and tools.
Dr Christine Adams is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist who has practiced in Louisville, Kentucky for over forty years. Her work there involves long-term dynamic psychotherapy to help resolve anxiety and depression issues. In this podcast, Dr Adams talks about her work on children’s mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic and the seven mindsets she has developed to support children during a quarantine period or lockdown. These mindsets can help them develop skills that build resilience but will also help in adult life.
Bob Berry is a virtual operations and user experience expert who guides professionals and businesses including Google, Facebook, FedEx, Twitter and Amazon, to create exceptional online experiences that drive customer responses and produce results. In this podcast Bob talks about the interaction between people and technology, how organisations can create the right user experiences, what needs to be considered when moving online, how technology can be made more user-friendly and the role of technology in personal privacy.
Andi Maratos, is the CEO of Chrysalis, a charity supporting transgender and questioning people and their families and close friends. The charity covers Hampshire and Dorset and, as well as providing support, it offers counselling and training services.
David Shar is a human capital consultant who specialises in helping organisations improve their leadership , organisational culture and performance management to create a more positive, passionate and profitable work environment. In this podcast David talks about preventing burnout by making changes to workplace culture and the role of leaders in building trust and dealing with changing circumstances.
Marcia Moran was a highly successful businesswoman when in 2014 she suffered a major stroke. She learnt to walk again but was left with Aphasia so joined Toastmasters International to help regain her speaking abilities. Marcia then went on to write ‘Stroke Forward’, to share hope to stroke survivors and their families. In this podcast Marcia shares her experiences, talks about how she got her life back and her ‘Stroke Forward’ work.
Ryan Campbell was 19 when he became the youngest person to fly solo around the world. He went on to fly for a living but on 28 December 2015, an engine failure on take-off led to his plane crashing. Ryan underwent emergency surgery and was then admitted to a spinal cord injury rehabilitation ward as a complete paraplegic. In this podast Ryan talks about his journey to get back on his feet and back into the cockpit.
Rob Lohman is a former addict who now helps people suffering from substance abuse find freedom from addiction. Rob’s own journey included alcohol, drug and gambling addictions, divorce, suicide intent and prison. In this podcast Rob talks about his own journey and his work investing in the lives of those wanting to see positive change, whether it is coming out of addiction, prison or just wanting more for their lives.
Mollie McGlocklin is the creator of Sleep Is A Skill, a company that helps optimise sleep. Mollie’s own life habits led to long periods of sleeplessness but after consulting different doctors, she realised it was up to her to make some changes! In this podcast Mollie explains the different types of sleep, what circadian rhythm optimisation and chronobiology are, busts some of the common myths surrounding sleep and talks about some of the new sleep technology ideas.
Alison Pena lost her husband David after he battled for 11-months with pancreatic cancer. Having been married for almost 20 years, Alison discovered she didn’t know who she was and felt isolated and lonely. The resources she needed weren’t there so she created them, starting with her BadWidow.com blog. In this podcast Alison talks about how she navigated herself through the different levels of loss and transition.
Mary Sheila Gonnella is a former pilates teacher turned Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Educator, trained in Ayurveda, adrenal support and aminoacid therapy. She helps people who struggle with health issues as a result of their food choices, stress levels and high blood sugar complications through diet and lifestyle modifications.
Andy Taylor-Whyte is an inspirational and award winning presenter, multi-million pound charity fundraiser and founder of The Inspiration Bureau, which provides presentation and fundraising consultancy. Andy motivates audiences and individuals alike to engage in business and charity causes and, in this podcast the talks about the importance of authenticity in work and life.
Dr. Russell Thackeray talks about how Personal Resilience can be applied just as well to businesses and organisations and how in the current climate it’s more important than ever that businesses look at the issues that determine their resilience and how they can bounce forward and thrive in a post COVID-19 world. As well as ‘the financial picture’, Dr Thackeray dicusses the non-financial resilience factors businesses need to consider and outlines some thoughts and questions that may help you think about these issues in your own setting.
Dr Russell Thackeray talks about how the current COVID-19 situation is affecting us all and shares some useful ideas about how we can cope and continue to maintain good mental health during lockdown. He also feels that we should start to consider the post COVID-19 world, the opportunities it may provide and how we will fit into it.
Helen Pollock is an Amazon-bestselling ghostwriter, non-fiction book coach and business content specialist. Whether it’s a blog post or a book, writing is something Helen is passionate about. She believes that everyone can become a better writer and in this podcast she shares the simple framework for content creation that she feels is the key to great business writing.
Dr Russell Thackeray The second part of series about our immune system. In this episode Dr Thackeray talks stress and anxiety, the effect they can have on our immune system and what aspects of our lives we can improve or change to help boost our immunity. This includes exercise, good breathing, sleep and laughter!
Dr Russell Thackeray The first of two podcasts about our immune system. In this episode Dr Thackeray talks about food and the importance of a varied diet to keep the gut healthy and ensure our immune system works as effectively as possible.
Steve Larsen feels life is too short to pursue a career you don’t like. His aim is to help people who are stuck and want to start moving forward to spend time on what is most important to them and he can show how others have navigated their family, finances, and taken a leap of faith to make meaningful change in their lives.
Dr Russell Thackeray talks about wellness, wellbeing, the maximisation of potential and how they all relate to tough love leadership. He feels its time to change the nature of the debate and to start to focus on leadership, to look at potential, to build a ladder of culture, to build professional relationships and to have the empathy to see the person in front of us as a whole.
Emma J Bell gave up her career as a judge in the UK to travel around the world to interview fifty ‘thrivers’ who have faced trauma of differing kinds and who are not just surviving, but thriving. Despite a variety of circumstances, they each credit their ability to flourish in the face of adversity to just nine key strategies. Emma’s research shows that we can all uncover our inner resilience by following the wisdom and practical insights of fifty of the world’s most resilient people.
Stéphane Grenier is a former post-traumatic stress disorder sufferer who is now a nationally known mental health innovator, advocate, speaker, and entrepreneur in the field of workplace mental health. He served in the Canadian military for 29 years and participated in several overseas missions, most notably nine months in Rwanda in 1994/95, and six months in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2007. On retirement he created Mental Health Innovations (MHI); a consultancy that leads innovative and sustainable change in organisations to enhance the mental health of their people.
Kara Landau is a NYC based Australian prebiotic gut health expert. Kara is an established expert on gut health and prebiotic focused dietary recommendations and their connection with mental wellbeing, and how psychobiotics can be used to reduce stress and inflammation in the body. In 2018 she launched Uplift Food, the first dietician created functional food brand focused exclusively on the mood supportive benefits of gut healthy probiotics.
Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas is a clinical psychologist, international speaker, impact entrepreneur and innovator in social change. She was moved to work in suicide prevention after her younger brother, died of suicide after a difficult battle with bipolar condition. In this second podcast with Dr Spencer-Thomas, she focuses specifically on workplace suicide and mental health.
Kristine Ovsepian is a Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, Certified NLP and EFT Practitioner and Intuitive Healer and Breathwork Facilitator. She works with her clients on overcoming stress, anxiety, and other mental and emotional blocks and then empowers them to achieve their goals and dreams so they can live each moment to the fullest.
John Golden is Chief Strategy Officer with Pipeliner CRM, a software system that enables salespeople and teams to understand their sales process and accelerate opportunities toward a close. He is also the best selling author of two books “Social Upheaval: How to Win @ Social Selling” and “Winning the Battle for Sales” as well as being an acknowledged thought leader and speaker on sales and business strategy.
Dr Christine B. L. Adams, is a child and adult psychiatrist who has worked as a forensic child psychiatrist and been an expert witness in custody and childhood sexual abuse cases. She has published articles and contributed to textbooks on topics of child-rearing difficulties, child sexual abuse, frontal lobe brain pathology, women’s sexual development, childhood aphasia, child custody disputes and parent-child alienations, as well as mental health stigma.
Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT, is a relationship and codependency expert. A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she has counseled individuals and couples for over 30 years and coaches internationally. She is also a well-established author and a sought-after speaker, as well as writing articles for professional journals and internet mental health websites.
Dr Russell Thackeray talks about perfectionism in the first of our 2020 podcasts. He also talks about working with perfectionists and how a lack of understanding of ‘what is good enough,’ can lead to lengthy procrastination and end with unsatisfactory results as well as the importance of clarifying expectations so people understand what is ‘good enough’ and what perfect looks like to someone else.
Dr Russell Thackeray looks back at 2019 and forward to 2020 in our last podcast of the year. As well as talking about the importance of being objective and accountable when we look back at the end of the year, he discusses how committing to less is the way to make goals and resolutions work for you and reiterates why Burnout has been one of the key issues of the year.
Loraine Ladlow is a qualified lawyer and barrister who has extensive experience as a leader and decision maker in the sports industry and legal and regulatory sectors. Previously working with the HM Courts Services and the HM Courts and Tribunals Service, she is currently a panel member with several organisations including the Football Association and the Judicial Appeals Commission.
Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas is a clinical psychologist, international speaker, and impact entrepreneur. Dr Spencer-Thomas was moved to work in suicide prevention after her younger brother, died of suicide after a difficult battle with bipolar condition. Known nationally and internationally as an innovator in social change, Dr. Spencer-Thomas has helped start up multiple large-scale, gap-filling efforts in mental health.
John Lamerton, the author of Big Ideas for Small Businesses is a self confessed ‘lazy entrepreneur’. A former Civil Servant and self-taught marketer, he launched his first company, an internet marketing business in the year 2000 and since then has owned, operated, and invested in more than 100 different businesses. He now shares his knowledge and expertise with the public through his podcasts, books and coaching platforms.
Lydia Denworth is a native of Philadelphia and graduated from Princeton University before moving to New York where she has been based ever since. A journalist for over twenty years, she now writes primarily about science and social issues and is a contributing editor at Scientific American.
Dr Diane Stoler is a Neuropsychologist, Board Certified Health Psychologist, and brain injury survivor. Dr Stoler specialises in Brain Rehabilitation, using the latest cutting-edge technology to help brain injury and brain trauma survivors regain control of their lives and thrive.
Angela Andrews is an autistic woman who works as a data scientist for a large international pharmaceutical company. Angela struggled growing up, and now speaks about the need for self-acceptance and the universal acceptance of differences.
Mary Shores is a bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur and CEO who has spent over a decade teaching businesses and individuals how to identify their goals, create new ways of thinking, and take action to create meaningful results.
Brian Ondrako is a former golf pro who wants to explore the possibilities of the world and help others get motivated to explore their own passions through his podcast series ‘Just Get Started’.
Frank King was a writer for the Tonight Show for 20 years. Having fought a lifetime battle with depression, he now travels the world speaking on mental health and suicide prevention issues. His mission is to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues by sharing his insights and ‘starting the conversation’.
Eps 086 – Ninja Nguyen started his martial arts training when he was just four. Later, his family fled their home in Vietnam and spent time in refugee camps before moving to the USA where he continued his martial arts training, learnt English and built his new life. Now, he runs his own training centre in Boston where more than 500 students are trained.
Eps 085 – Jen Rozenbaum is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, boudoir photographer and breast cancer survivor who believes every woman can celebrate their unique femininity.
Eps 084 – Sue Firth is a business psychologist, stress expert, behaviour analyst, speaker and author who helps people navigate through difficult periods in their lives by increasing self-esteem and confidence, removing negative thoughts and changing long-held and damaging traits of self-belief.
Eps 083 – Melissa DaSilva is an entrepreneur, podcast host, therapist, and author. She started the mental health agency East Coast Mental Wellness where she offers works holistically with people who are feeling lost, depressed, anxious and even angry.
Eps 082 – Eric Christiansen is a seven-time Southwestern Region Emmy Award recipient whose four documentary films focus on the impact of trauma on individuals, families and communities. A trauma survivor himself, he understands trauma and the resilience of the human spirit.
Eps 081 – Tracey McAtamney’s life was changed completely by the sudden loss of her husband. In this podcast Tracey talks about finding the inner strength to deal with her problems whilst prioritising the needs of her two sons and the realisation that she had to make decisions that would take her way out of her comfort zone.
Eps 080 – Dr Russell Thackeray talks about Burnout and Resilience. The consequences of burnout can be severe and impact on individuals, teams and organisations. In this podcast, Dr Thackeray looks at the expectations and responsibilities that managers and individuals have around burnout, how it develops and what needs to be done to alleviate it.
Eps 079 – Nicola Irvine was living in Hong Kong in 1998 when she learned that her 9 and half month old son had contracted meningitis, leaving him with bilateral deafness, epilepsy and global delay. Nicola’s life then took a new direction as she looked for different ways to help him and others in similar circumstances.
Eps 078 – Rachel Papworth liberates busy people from the shackles of clutter, chaos and disorganisation, helping them to save time and money, find things easily, sleep better, be happier, reduce their environmental impact and live mentally and physically healthy lives through decluttering and organising.
Eps 077 – Shay Eskew was set on fire by a neighbor’s child at the age of eight and over the last 36 years has endured over 35 surgeries. Despite being told he’d never play sports again, he is a four-time IRONMAN, a four-time member of Team USA, and is ranked in the top 1 percent of Ironmen 70.3 athletes worldwide.
Eps 076 – Bill Protzmann is an expert on how the music you love impacts and supports you, and can teach you how to soundtrack your life to support every aspect of your wellbeing — at work, at home, with friends — physically, mentally and emotionally.
Eps 075 – Professor Penny Lewis from Cardiff University is primarily interested developing ways to manipulate sleep. Sleep is critical for both health and cognition and Penny is looking for ways to maximise its beneficial properties, enhance memory, disarm negative emotions, and combate cognitive decline through ageing.
Eps 074 – Donna has worked in the corporate environment for many years. Her career began as a man but, later in life, she has lived and worked as a woman. Donna talks about her realisation she was transgender, coming out to family, friends and work colleagues, and the feelings of authenticity she now has.
Eps 073 – Katherine Schafler is a Psychotherapist based in New York City who works with people who can present really well, seem completely put together when they want to be, and whose problems are not immediately apparent to others.
Eps 072 – Michelle Dickinson-Moravek talks about her experience’s living with – and loving – her bipolar mother. After years as a child caregiver, she embarked on a healing journey of self-discovery, finally breaking into her own life. Michelle also talks about the stigma of mental health and her desire to positively impact the mental health landscape.
Eps 071 – Carl Benfield talks about his Army career and the role of servant leadership. Carl also talks about the links between self-awareness and resilience and the importance of knowing when to take a break or change tack.
Eps 070 – Dr Russell Thackeray In this podcast our own Dr Russell Thackeray tells us that getting something wrong is not the end of the journey. Putting it right and coming back stronger makes failure just a small bump in the road to ultimate success.
Eps 069 – Caroline Johnstone talks about using the therapeutic power of journaling to access and deal with emotions and move from limitation and fear. Caroline is passionate about empowering others to transform and change what isn’t working, to move out of their comfort zones, reduce stress and anxiety by finding balance and reconnecting with happiness.
Eps 068 – Dr Russell Thackeray gives us his thoughts on how to survive Valentines Day with this short podcast that considers how to avoid all the usual pitfalls, whether to ignore this perennial irritation or to take the opportunity to reconnect with your partner.
Eps 066 – Debbie Hampton tried to kill herself after decades of unhealthy living and depression. Following a week in a coma, she woke up with a serious brain injury. In this podcast Debbie talks about the radical changes to her lifestyle and mindset she made to heal herself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Eps 065 – Katerina Furman was born in Russia, graduated with a degree in psychology and then entered the business world. Eventually though she returned to her psychology roots and into hypnotherapy. In this podcast Katerina talks about how hypnosis can help people deal with their problems and enjoy a happier, fuller life.
Eps 064 – Dr Russell Thackeray In the last podcast of the year Russell closes off 2018 and gives us some tips on getting ready for 2019. Additionally he gives us his views on how we can survive and thrive over the festive period – a time that can be very difficult for some people.
Eps 063 Ewan Flynn Author Ewan talks about how playing football with his old school friends gave him the impetus for his debut book We are Sunday League, the benefits of football as a fan or player, and the positive effect team sports can bring.
Eps 062 -Patrick Waller tells us how helping his daughter get on the property ladder made him consider the financial uncertainty facing the majority of under 35’s. Hear his thoughts on how a good financial strategy can help build financial resilience for the younger generation by maximising the financial leverage of the older generation.
Eps 061 – Rachel Cullen is a writer, blogger, author and runner, as well as a reformed ex-commercial litigation solicitor! Rachel suffered from bipolar disorder and body dysmorphia and spent many years feeling trapped and miserable. Eventually though she turned to running and fitness and in this podcast, Rachel picks up on the negativity of being ‘labelled’, how it can eliminate possibilities by ‘pigeon holing’ people and stop them from evolving into their next challenge.
A series of resilience podcasts by our own Dr Russell Thackeray.
Eps 060 – How to build self-esteem.
Eps 059 – How to build resilient relationships.
Eps 058 – How to create focus and build resilience.
Eps 057 – How to make the most of your holiday.
Eps 056 – Mark Tyrell is a psychology trainer and psychotherapist who specialises in hypnotherapy and the treatment of trauma. In this podcast he discusses how hypnotherapy creates resilience.
Eps 055 – Dr Neil Stanley is an independent sleep expert who works with healthcare professionals, schools, charities and the general public. In this podcast he shares with us the importance of sleep, what poor sleep does to us, how to get a better nights sleep and understand how much sleep we actually need. Discover the biggest enemy of sleep and whether we actually need that mid day nap!
Eps 054 – Jo Emerson is an expert coach in confidence. Jo helps people find what is truly inside them on a personal level. Her view is that the only way to be truly confident is to be who you actually are. Jo helps us understand what confidence is and why our inner voice is more dangerous when it comes to our emotional lives and provides advice and strategies to build confidence and be less fearful.
Eps 053 – Kenneth Miller is a clinical and community psychologist who captures the remarkable human capacity for resilience in the face of great adversity. Through the writing of his latest book “War Torn“, Tony looks into the lives of civilians caught up in war’s destructive power in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Guatemala, and Sri Lanka.
Eps 052 – Dr Jennifer Guttman is a cognitive behaviouralist in New York City, who believes that you can do something about your moods in the way that you talk to yourself. The more effectively you talk to yourself the more effectively you can function in your life. She has developed her own type of therapy, Sustainable Life Satisfaction (SLS). Jennifer shares her 6 steps to achieving Sustainable Life Satisfaction and a life of contentment. When people master all elements together they have the ability to conquer challenges and become resilient.
Eps 051 – Joshua Smyth is a Professor at the Pennsylvania State University, who focuses on understanding how people, their perceptions and interactions with the world, shape their health. He is uniquely interested in how we respond to stress and manage stress to improve happiness, wellbeing, resilience and health. His strategies have proven to reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed by a stressful event helping people break down and manage the challenges and stressors in their lives. He had written a book with James W Pennebaker, called Open up by writing it down: How expressive writing improves health and eases emotional pain.
Eps 050 – Anne Grady provides 7 practical strategies to improve emotional intelligence and build unstoppable resilience. Some of these things Anne did by herself but there were other things that she had to learn to improve. As you will discover, part of Anne’s journey is the relentless challenge of raising a mentally ill child. Despite numerous obstacles, challenges, and setbacks, Anne has become a successful entrepreneur, speaker, author, and mental health advocate – sharing humor, insight, and inspiration with organisations and audiences around the world.
Eps 49 – UK Sports Psychologist Rebecca Symes, enhancing performance and wellbeing. There is still stigma towards psychology being there to fix problems but Rebecca tends to work with people when they are performing well but looking for the advantage, the competitive edge. Find out how to develop a culture to nurture your team. What is the relevance of coaching, the importance of failure and the downfall of focusing on winning?
Eps 048 – Andrea Owen has had her share of dramatic and traumatic events. She was at rock bottom but it was also exhilarating because she felt that she was handed an opportunity. She knew that this was her life and she needed to stop these patterns and behaviours and learn to live. Author, mentor, and certified life coach, Andrea helps high-achieving women let go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choosing courage and confidence instead. She has helped thousands of women manage their inner-critic to create loving connections and live their most kick-ass life.
Eps 47 – Mark Wentworth, colour ambassador, helps people to know themselves – what is naturally there through the medium of colour. The right colours can bring out the best of who they are. Mark shares the different effects that colours have on us from the nurturing browns through to the creative purples. Colour has a language and every colour that we put around us tells part of our story.
Eps 046 – Dr Christine Whelan, author and professor from University of Wisconsin, is passionate about purpose-focused approaches to health, finances and self-improvement strategies for life’s transitions. Find out how to find your purpose in 4 easy steps and understand the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ to make it happen, that will keep you on track. Living purposefully allows you to embrace opportunities when they come because you have that larger frame of what matters to you and why
Eps 045 – Jay Papasan is a successful American Writer and Business Executive who has written a huge number of books with Gary Keller, including the No1 Best Sellers The ONE Thing and The Millionaire Real Estate Investor. Jay learnt to fail faster and discovered the importance of his friendships, mentors and coaches. He shares the common process that really extraordinary, successful people follow and some interesting tips and techniques to allow us to apply this process to our own lives.
Eps 044 – Dr Russell Thackeray helps us get stress into perspective. We learn how we need stress in our lives, the biochemistry of how and why it arises and what we can do when things gets out of kilter and our stress levels are too high. Russell takes a closer look at anxiety, he also talks about the unhelpfullness of being pessimistic and the effect that being a perfectionist can have on our stress levels. Resilience is key to combating stress and Russell shares some top tips to improve your levels.
Eps 043 Professor Daniel Simons from Central Illinois USA, works in the area of visual cognition. He discussed the reliability of our human memories and the danger of we trusting they are accurate. Learn about his famous project The Invisible Gorilla, http://www.theinvisiblegorilla.com/gorilla_experiment.html When we focus twe tend not to notice other unexpected things. Focus is fascinating.
Eps 042 We have turned the tables and our very own Dr Russell Thackeray takes a closer look at Highly Sensitive People (HSP) and how it can make or break someone. HSP’s are hypersensitive to external stimuli, they have a greater depth of cognitive processing and high emotional reactivity. They automatically have a negative connotation and seem uniquely placed to have a miserable existence…. but they can also have an absolutely fantastic one too!
Eps 041 Comedian Matt Kazam from Las Vegas shares the experiences and coping strategies that he has devised throughout his 6,000 shows. Humour can diffuse negative situations. It can help us remember things, be more genuine, gain more trust and be more innovative. Matt is keen to empower people with his humour skills, so we can defuse negative situations, improve communications and make the most of meetings and presentations.
Eps 040 Lauri Mackey is a positive crusader and Holistic Coach from Southern California, who wants to empower people to figure out who they are and what they want to be. Do you see your full potential? Some people have mastered it but some are just dipping their toe in the water. How do we give ourselves permission and be honest about what we want?
Esp 039 Dr Mark Changizi is a theoretical cognitive scientist who created his own lab and started a research industry to fund his work. He focuses on the evolutionary principles underlining why we are the way we are. Why we have evolved to do the kinds of things we do or have the body structures that we have. Mark asks three questions: Why do we see in colour? Why does reading come so naturally to us? How has music mimicked nature?
Eps 038 He says he is “the laziest guy in the world”. David Allen has spent many years figuring out how to make things happen with the least amount of effort as possible. David, a world renown Productivity Consultant, is best know for creating the time management methodology “Getting Things Done” (GTD). David provides tips and strategies to help us develop clear space, so we can focus on what we are trying to do.
Eps 037 – As a Lecturer at Bangor University and Clinical Psychologist, Dr Judith Roberts is concerned with all aspects of mental health. Judith talks to us about how our stress response gives us energy to do things … but it is what we do with this energy that counts as stress has a more serious side which Judith explores. Find out how stress triggers anxiety and 5 ways that we can boost our mental wellness to tackle stress and beat anxiety.
Eps 036 – Robert Phipps has written a very thought provoking book about body language. He is an expert in his field giving insight on TV in the Trisha Goddard Shows, Big Brother’s Little Brother, The 5 O’clock Show – to name a few. His book is called “Body Language – its what you don’t say that matters”. Robert shares tips and strategies as to how we can improve our awareness of our own body language, so that we can make changes if we want to and gain greater control.
Eps 035 – Candice Walley is a Vinyassa Yoga teacher. Learn how yoga has evolved immensely in recent years and find out why it is possible for anybody to have a go, no matter what their ability or gender. Understand the benefits of yoga, what you need to get started, what you may expect at a yoga class and why we may need to experiment with different styles of yoga.
Eps 034 – Following her parents moved from India to Scotland in the early 1970’s, Anu Thompson eventually became a Barrister and member of the Bar in England and Wales. She shares the problems and challenges she has faced in a multicultural society and how she got through the hard times. How she developed early on a clear idea in her mind of what she wanted to be and the approaches she used to get there.
Eps 033 – Anna Richards is a Holistic Therapist, Counsellor, Hypnotherapist and Rackie Healer and the most astounding achievement of all…….. the mother to ten home schooled children. Life is about relationships and the most important connection is between parent and child.
Eps 032 – Alison Benney made some tough choices and took some brave decisions to enable herself to follow her chosen HR career. At the age of 30 she went back to University and spent 9 months in halls of residence to successfully complete a Post Graduate degree. This opened doors to jobs at a higher managerial level and ultimately her goal to run her own HR support business.
Eps 031 – Rugby League player, Luke Ambler is tackling one of the biggest taboos of our time – suicide. It is the biggest killer of men under 45 yrs. Luke’s brother in law took his own life. It was the greatest pain he had ever experienced. Learn about two words that had got Luke through the tough times and how he is trying to get men to talk and raise awareness of mental health.
Eps 030 – Larry Ward is a Dharma teacher who is passionate about neuroscience and meditation. Larry talks us through the three sorts of resilience that he sees in people. How to develop mindfulness through meditation to bring calm, recognise our breathing patterns, understand emotions, “reframe” and make choices.
Eps 029 – Kenneth Miller is a clinical and community psychologist who captures the remarkable human capacity for resilience in the face of great adversity. Through the writing of his latest book “War Torn“, Tony looks into the lives of civilians caught up in war’s destructive power in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Guatemala, and Sri Lanka.
Eps 028 – Tony Crabbe, a business psychologist, has written “Busy” – how to thrive in a world of too much – a best seller and one of the top 3 leadership books in 2016. Being “Busy” is a standard response but Tony shows us how to move from being reactive, to more intentional and create environments that allow us to do our best thinking and be creative.
Eps 027 – Captain Rachel Dunn shows real grit and determination, as the first woman to become an Admiralty pilot in the UK. She was recently awarded the Victoria Drummond award for boosting the profile of women at sea. Find out how tough the job is and how she copes with being a woman in a very male dominated world.
Eps 024 – Pauline Durham is just an ordinary person who has done an extraordinary thing…… she rid herself of diabetes. Pauline takes us on her journey of how diabetes crept up on her and what she did to fight back.
Eps 023 – How to handling change, managing stress and improve low self-esteem. Sue Firth is a business psychologist who looks at the relationship between “the way people think and the way they behave”, and has brought this into the corporate world.
Eps 022 – A strong sign of resilience is the ability to constantly change and reinvent. The Next 100 Days podcasts with Kevin Appleby and Graham Arrowsmith, looks at reinvention and making your intentions really happen.
Eps 021 – Dr Charles Eugster, who at 97 years of age is a world-renowned expert in successful ageing and multiple world record holder in a variety of sports. Charles hasn’t retired… he’s taken on new challenges, learnt new things, improved his body and his health… but most of all, he’s having fun!
Ep 020 – Corbie Mitleid realises that life comes down to three big questions and it’s all about making choices. If she wanted to change things, it had to start with her. Share Corbies’ brilliant mechanism to deal with stresses and her thoughts around changing your responses to stress if it just won’t go away.
Ep 019 – Crystal Goh is a practitioner and neuroscientist working California. She shares with us how Mindfulness, yoga and meditation have transformed her life and how she is working with China to build greater awareness and resilience as many struggle to access help for mental health issues.
Ep 018 – We look at how to be more financially resilient. Patrick Waller of Financial Planning Partners identifies how to make the best of your money, and the effect of money on our life and personal resilience.
Ep 017 – We chat to Steve Gilbert, a volunteer from Sofar Sounds, who describes the impact that Sofar Sounds music has on the artists who perform, the audiences that listen, and the volunteers who organise, and shares how you can see live music in a lounge near you!
Ep 015 – Holly Dickinson is a recruitment consultant by day …. and in her spare time… a natural body builder. With her outstanding self-regulation we wanted to get to grips with what makes Holly tick and understand how she focuses her mind and body.
Ep 014 – With food fads and contradictions flying around, it’s difficult to know what is best to eat. Rachel Course, a passionate Nutritional Therapist, shares valuable and practical information about foods that are key to developing resilience and help us battle through those stressful times.
Ep 013 – Interested in finding out the 5 most important reasons why we have had an explosion of stress related illness and mortality in the last 50-60 years ?… join our conversation with Dr Mary Wingo
Ep 012 – An interview with Jackie Rainford, a vibrant coach, trainer and L&D consultant, who is passionate about supporting people through life and work, especially when “stuck” in some shape or form and unsure which way to go.
Ep 011 – Becca Dean has influenced and enriched the lives of hundreds of young girls as they start to find their feet in the world! Her idea and passion now shines in The Girls Network, who inspire and empower girls from the least advantaged communities by connecting them with a mentor and a network of professional female role models.
Ep 010 – Charlotte Waller is certainly a force of nature to be reckoned with. She started running with her Dad at the age of 14 and together ended up running a marathon in every continent. They were the third Parent/Daughter couple ever to do so. Charlotte’s passions are reflected in her work so listen to secrets and tips to help you keep on running.
Ep 009 – If you are struggling to get hired, looking to achieve more in your career, are nervous about interviews or just want a change – this heartening podcast will inspire you to think again before attending your next interview. David Carey’s tips and advise around how you can improve and develop yourself, to create confidence and brightness and reach your full potential.
Ep 008 – Prof Antonia Bifulco is a psychologist and researcher at Middlesex University in London who’s area of interest has been around “How people’s early life stress experiences affect them later on”. She reveals why anxiety has always been an issue and how it affects our resilience. Her work has honed in on the most important factor of building your resilience….and also identifies resiliences downside!
Ep 007 – It has long been considered that being too sensitive is a weakness, often associated with fragility or vulnerability. But what if sensitivity can give us the edge, creating greater self-awareness and improving emotional intelligence? Is it a trait required to be a resilient leader? An interview with Dr Michael Pluess, a senior lecturer at Queen Mary University of London explores this and more.
Ep 005 – An interview with Peter Fisher, a colourful and versatile violinist, soloist, chamber musician and orchestra director. Peter’s ability to cope with pressure and adaptability has opened doors to an extraordinary career.
Ep 004 – Tiffany Joiner the “yogaplegic” has a story to tell when an accident completely affected her ability to lead her former life. She is genuinely inspirational and her outlook and strategies can help everyone facing adversity – from her ‘pity parties’ to a good ‘belly laugh’.
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