The All Things Risk Podcast
About This Show
The All Things Risk podcast explores the themes of risk, uncertainty and resilience as applied to sports, the arts, current affairs and just about any other domain. We feature long-form conversations with interesting guests who have loads of fascinating stories, tips and tools.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 26: Anke Herrmann - Going Through Walls, Embracing Uncertainty and Being Flamenco
5 days ago
Imagine that an obstacle (like a wall) that has been in your way is removed. Would you take that risk you’ve always been meaning to take? How about when you no longer find joy in what you are doing? What steps would you take to change it? Meet Anke Herrmann. Anke is my guest on Episode 26. She is an entrepreneur and coach and lives in Andalucia Spain where she runs her own studio specialising in making custom flamenco dance costumes. Anke takes both an inspirational and very practical approach to these types of questions. And, while we’re on the topic of uncertainty and obstacles, Anke took her first (and biggest) risk in February 1989. Born and raised in East Germany, she moved across the Iron Curtain to West Germany. At the time, no one had any idea how long the Eastern Bloc would remain closed to the world. When the Berlin Wall came down later that year, a world of opportunities opened up for her and she took full advantage. She lived in Australia and the UK and has worked in areas as diverse as translations to software development. Throughout her career and life, she seemed to know when and how to make a change. Eventually, she found her way to Granada, Spain where she opened her studio. We talk about all of this in a fascinating conversation that I am sure you will not only enjoy, but get a number of pearls of wisdom that you can apply in your own life. We discuss: Growing up in East Germany before the fall of the Iron Curtain; Moving to West Germany Taking risks and balancing certainty with uncertainty; How and why she decided to move to Spain; The beauty of flamenco; Lessons in entrepreneurship Coaching others (Anke helps self-employed creative women “kick the stress out of their business”) Loads more! Show notes: Anke’s about.me site: https://about.me/anke_herrmann Anke’s coaching: http://sewingenious.co/ Anybody interested in learning how to sew flamenco dance costumes? http://www.flamencodressmaking.com/ Anke on Medium:
Rated 5 out of
Well worth a listen!
Ben always offers interesting guests and a fresh perspective on cutting issues of the day. His 'no holds barred' approach ensures that a given topic will be thoroughly scrubbed. I've listened to a variety of his podcasts and have always found them entertaining and informative. I highly recommend them!
Date published: 2016-08-29