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The Collective Wisdom Podcast with Cat Preston
64 minutes | Dec 19, 2022
Rebecca Hopkins: How to find Balance in your life
Hey there, my wise friends, and welcome to the final episode of season eight of Collective Wisdom, and the final episode of 2022. Wow, that feels like quite something. This week's guest, Rebecca Hopkins is someone I'm so excited to have a conversation with, as together with her sister, Claire, she has been busy building successful skincare brand for the last 17 years. This really is one of those kitchen table to household names, success stories that we all love to hear. And although it's never all plain sailing, for Rebecca, it's always been about finding balance in life, and making sure you're taking care of yourself, as well as building a community to support others. As you'll hear, she's an expert on how to keep your skin in balance and looking and feeling at its best. But also, in finding those things that keep you grounded, which for her includes spending time in nature, and even doing some wild swimming. Your life is ultimately made up of single days. And if you make sure that at least some part of them is spent doing something that feels good, then you're way more likely to be able to look back over your year and feel that sense of ease and balance that Rebecca and Claire have been promoting in the work they do all along. So I really hope you enjoy this conversation. Balance Me Website @balancemeskincare on Instagram Song ‘One Day Like This’ by Elbow These lyrics are poetry and deserve to be here too: Lyrics Drinking in the morning sun Blinking in the morning sun Shaking off a heavy one Heavy like a loaded gun What made me behave that way? Using words I never say I can only think it must be love Oh, anyway, it's looking like a beautiful day Someone tell me how I feel In silly wrong, but vivid right Oh, kiss me like a final meal Yeah, kiss me like we die tonight 'Cause holy cow, I love your eyes And only now I see the light Yeah, lying with you half awake Oh, anyway, it's looking like a beautiful day When my face is chamois creased If you think I wink, I did Laugh politely at repeats Yeah, kiss me when my lips are thin 'Cause holy cow, I love your eyes And only now I see the light Yeah, lying with you half awake Stumbling over what to say Well, anyway, it's looking like a beautiful day So, throw those curtains wide One Day Like This a year would see me right Throw those curtains wide One Day Like This a year would see me right for life Wisdom: ‘Saying ‘No’ is actually saying ‘Yes’ to yourself
20 minutes | Dec 6, 2022
If you can be anything, be kind with Cat Preston
Hey there, my wise friends, and welcome to another episode of Collective Wisdom, which this week, I thought I'd try doing something a little different. As we're closing out the end of 2022. And coming towards the end of season eight, I thought I would do a session on wrapping up. And as I'm not a huge fan of New Year's resolutions, which are always a sense of a source of defeat for me, I kind of maybe set out to try and do dry January and get as far as the 28th. But I never get that sense of inspiration. Because I'm always reminded that a year is actually a very long time. And no matter what goals we set, I find that actually, all sorts of magic and amazing things often come about mainly in the gaps between what we plan to make happen, or at least that's how it often feels in my own life. So a better way for me to operate is often to reflect on here that's just come by and look at the things that have gone well, that unexpected things that have happened, and the things that have really been a source of fun and joy, and that I value and that I want to take forward into the year ahead. So if you care to join me, I'll be asking some insightful questions. And this might even be a good time to dust off a journal and write out some of your own answers. Because that's really what for me, collective wisdom is all about, it's about finding out a bit more about who you are deep down so that you can bring out all of your own unique gifts and talents out into the world where they belong. The Keys to Kindness: How to be kinder to yourself, to others and to the world by Claudia Hammond Live Better Feel More With Dr Rangan Chatterjee and Dr David Hamiliton Questions to reflect on over the year gone by: WHAT BROUGHT YOU JOY? WHERE DID KINDNESS COME INTO IT? WHAT DO YOU WANT TO TAKE FORWARD? HOW CAN YOU MULTIPLY THE EFFECT Song: ‘Count on me’ by Bruno Mars Wisdom: If you can be anything in this world, be kind.
62 minutes | Nov 15, 2022
Jo Brownlow: How to turn your greatest challenge into an opportunity
Hey there, my wise friends and a warm welcome to another episode of Collective Wisdom. I don't know about you, but when I listen to the news at the moment, it can feel as if we're in a perpetual state of crisis. And the problems in the world are slightly out of proportion with the solutions. But I'm also aware, probably thanks to the pandemic that out of any crisis can emerge new and incredible opportunities, particularly if traditional approaches and paradigms are questioned and challenged. It's true, it can be really hard, finding the gift in some of the dark times or the challenging moments we have to live through. But they can often make us stronger or even go on to become a source of gratitude. And that is certainly true of my guest today. Jo Brownlow has had to live through some really challenging health issues, not just herself, but also watching her son really suffer, which is never easy. As you'll hear though, Jo has not only been able to overcome the crisis, but it has emerged as someone who has embraced a whole new approach to life and gone on to train as a functional medicine practitioner herself. So, if you or someone in your family is going through a particularly tough time at the moment, I do hope that hearing Jo's story will bring you some comfort in knowing that there will be light at the end of that long dark tunnel. Jo Brownlow's Website Jo Brownlow on Instagram Feel Better Live More Podcast with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee School of Applied Functional Medicine Annie Grace - The Naked Mind How to have a healthier relationship with alcohol Music: Pachabel’s Canon in D Wisdom: Turn your challenges into an opportunity
50 minutes | Nov 8, 2022
Scott Neeson: How do you save mankind? One person at a time.
Hey there, my wise friends and welcome to another episode of Collective Wisdom. Today's episode is one that's very close to my heart and one that I'm extremely grateful to be sharing, as it brings with it a sense of hope and optimism that we may not all be feeling at the moment, given that there's so much bad news around us in the shape of war and scarcity. What do you do in the face of a problem that seems so huge that it's impossible to solve? That's a question my guest Scott Neeson came face to face with when he visited Cambodia almost 20 years ago and found children living and working on a huge landfill site, in conditions that most of us can't really conceive of. The answer seems to be that although he couldn't solve the entire problem, he could at least help one family get access to the medical help they so desperately needed. And then with a little financial support, get the children into school. When he saw how simple it had been to make a difference to one family, he began to question how many more people he could help. That was the very humble beginnings of Cambodian Children's Fund back in 2004. Since then, through Scott's commitment to one family at a time, CCF has gone on to become a nonprofit that now empowers a whole community of people to support and help one another. And as you'll hear, it now has an impact on hundreds, probably 1000s of lives every single day, as Scott says himself. It's amazing what you can achieve when you commit to helping just one person at a time. Cambodian Children’s Fund Website Scott on Instagram The CCF Story Video Song: ‘No Woman No Cry’ by Bob Marley and the Wailers Wisdom: What’s the secret to happiness? Find what you love and let it kill you. Thanks to Donna Ashworth for use of the poem ‘Family’ If you have a feeling that there’s something missing in your life, that you’d like to make a difference, then take a chance and give a child the gift of an education.
68 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
Robin Kramer : How to get out of your own way by helping somebody else
Hey there, my wise friends and welcome to another episode of Collective Wisdom. We are family, that's something today's guest has helped me see right from the get-go. Like me, Robin Kramer is one of four girls. And so perhaps the way we have both grown up has shaped our outlook on the importance of connection and valuing relationships above all else in life. But what Robin has also taught me is that one of the ways we build those relationships is by going the extra mile and asking ourselves in any context, how we can show up and be of service. There's a real shift in energy when you move from internal focus on yourself to thinking outwardly to the people you're connecting with and leaning into empathy. It's a mindset you'll find at the heart of any successful business or project, the small gestures that make all the difference. A little bit of gratitude goes a long, long way. And it's one of the reasons she's such a joy to be around. Robin Kramer at Redboot Consulting Robin Kramer on LinkedIn Flourish and Thrive Academy: Helping Jewellery Creatives to Thrive Song: ‘We are family’ by Sister Sledge Wisdom: ‘ You don’t know what you don’t know. We can learn something from everyone’ Soul Music Podcast: We Are Family Rumi Tsuchihashi’s Garden Meditation Card Deck
59 minutes | Oct 25, 2022
Dr Julia Jones: How to live a long and healthy life
Hey there, my wise friends and welcome to another episode of Collective Wisdom. My guest today is all about smart wellness, and she suggests you can cancel your gym membership, with great ideas for what you can do instead to live a long and healthy life by making some small adjustments to your everyday routine. Neuroscientist Dr. Julia Jones is passionate about transforming public health. Following a year of experimenting on herself and tracking the results during the pandemic, Julia launched a new approach to health called Smart Wellness, in which she aims to challenge some of the myths that 50 years of diet and exercise plans have promoted. Julia has spent over 30 years studying the neuroscience psychology and physiology behind optimum wellness, and then teaching people how to apply that science using simple tricks and techniques now known as bio hacks to optimise our ancient inbuilt biological systems. Her enthusiasm for the work she's doing says it all really and I didn't want to break the flow. So we just go straight to the heart of what she does and why it's so important. I hope you enjoy the conversation. Dr Julia Jones aka Dr Rock Online Neuron Wellness Dr Julia Jones in The Times Tickets for Dr. Julia Jones Live at The Campden Club 6pm Thursday 27th October 2022 Song One Way or Another by Blondie Wisdom: Stay Curious
60 minutes | Oct 18, 2022
Marjolein Gerritsen: Jump in the Pool! How to build a career that’s fun and multi-faceted.
Hey there, my wise friends and welcome to another episode of Collective Wisdom, which this week is with my friend and fellow iPEC coach Marjolein Gerritsen. As you'll hear, we talk a lot about identity taking off masks and transformational change, which is a field that Marjolein has been working on in many different contexts, both in her corporate career and now as an executive coach, helping the next generation of leaders to define success on their terms. At one point during our conversation, Marjolein explains that one of the most generous things we can do in life is making space for others, taking the time to really listen and reflect back what we hear. With that, I've been meaning to say it for a while but I want to give a truly a heartfelt thanks for the gift of your time spent with me today. It means the world and you can tune into this episode anytime you're doubting your own awesomeness, or you've momentarily forgotten the gifts that you have to share with the world and be reminded that I think you're amazing and I'm really grateful you're here. And here's my gift to you this week. A conversation about reconnecting with your sense of fun, adventure and play. Marjolein Gerritsen's Website 50 ways to be generous Song ‘As’ by Stevie Wonder Wisdom: Each one of us has so many more sides to us than appear at first glance. Go and explore them.
77 minutes | Oct 11, 2022
Rumi Tscuchihashi: How to find courage in the moment
Hey there, my wise friends and welcome to another episode of Collective Wisdom, which this week is with my friend Rumi Tsuchihashi, who is all about capturing the tiniest moments in life. Rumi has written a book called; 'I Want to Remember This. Recognising the tiny moments that make up a life.' This weekend, here in the UK, was a perfect example of one of those moments. It's been one of those blue-sky October weekends with cold crisp mornings and more sunshine than we dare to hope for. The sort of days that really give meaning to the word autumnal. I got up really early and went to Richmond Park in London, and saw deer rutting and parakeets flying in their hundreds overhead. It really was a very special moment that I hope to remember for a very long time. So, with that, I'll pass you over to Rumi to tell us a bit more about the book and how it came about, and why it's so important to her to capture those moments that really matter. Rumi Tsuchihashi’s website ‘I want to remember this…..’ by Rumi Tsuchihashi Garden Meditation Card Deck The Tiny Book Course Cultivating Creativity by Professor Ian Robertson Song ‘Another Day’ by The Wings ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ by Marvin Gaye Wisdom Courage is taking a step in the direction of what you know to be right when it would be easier not to.
51 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
Kirsty Stark: How can I add value?
Hey there, my wise friends and welcome to another episode of Collective Wisdom, which this week is with my friend the television and film producer, Kirsty Stark. As you're about to hear, Kirsty has a whole string of award-winning productions to her name, including Stateless, which deals with the plight of millions of refugees around the world who find themselves incarcerated in detention centres. And First Day, the tender and heartfelt drama, which charts the journey of Hannah, a transgender girl as she begins at a brand-new high school. In her new identity as her authentic self, Kirsty's work bridges the gap between fictional stories and real life, often featuring first time actors in roles that reflect their actual experience, which allows them to find their voice and advocate for their community. Ultimately, these are all dramas that get to the heart of what it means to be human. They're all about treating people with the kindness and dignity that you would want to be treated with yourself. And as is so often the way dramas like these can become a pathway to positive change. First Day is now being used in schools in Australia as a way to start conversations and address prejudices before they become deeply ingrained at the heart. It's all about inclusion and belonging. And if you can't be your authentic self in the first place, then it's almost impossible to feel as if you belong. It was a real privilege to get to talk to Kirsty about why she does what she does. Kirsty Start - https://kirstystark.com/ First Day The BBC own the current rights to show this is the UK but it’s not currently being aired so the only way to see it in the UK is via direct purchase. Season 1 purchase link - https://actf.com.au/catalogue/id/608/first-day-series-1-digital-download Season 2 purchase link - https://actf.com.au/catalogue/id/640/first-day-series-2-digital-download https://tiktok.com/@firstdayseries Stateless https://www.netflix.com/au/title/81206211 https://www.tiktok.com/@firstdayseries/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwFS69nA-1w Wisdom: Ask yourself : “Where can I add value Song : First Day of my Life by Bright Eyes Video of First Day of my Life by Bright Eyes
54 minutes | Sep 27, 2022
Bernadette Jiwa: Write the Truth
Hey there my wise friends, it's so good to be back with you for a brand new season of Collective Wisdom after the long summer break. It's certainly been a tumultuous few weeks here in the UK with not only a new prime minister. But then the sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the impact of which has been felt across the nation and reverberated around the world. It's also been a time to reflect on the legacy that 70 years of dedicated and devoted service to a job leaves behind as Kirsty Young reporting for The BBC said so movingly, after the funeral, “She made history. She was history, and she will never be forgotten.” Which brings me on to today's guest, my lovely friend, the author, and now novelist, Bernadette Jiwa, who is here today to talk to us about her new novel, The Making of Her, which as you'll hear is a story that's steeped with her own history, and really feels like it comes straight from the heart. Bernadette was kind enough to agree to interview me back in 2020 for Episode One season one of the podcast, and it's almost unthinkable just how much the world has changed since then, it was a real pleasure to catch up with her and to learn more about the new novel, which although the characters are fictitious, is dedicated to the illegitimate children born in Ireland who so often grew up without ever knowing their real family so that they too are not forgotten. I'm sure you're going to enjoy this conversation just as much as I did. And I promise you the novel does not disappoint you. The Making of Her by Bernadette Jiwa The Story of Telling - Bernadette Jiwa Song: Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers Wisdom ‘Write the Truth’
59 minutes | Jul 19, 2022
Allison & Elisa:Say ’Yes’ to your dream and never give up
Hey there, my wise friends and welcome to the last episode of Season 7 of Collective Wisdom. I can't believe we've got this far. To close this season I'm leaving you with this joyous episode, which is with my dear friends, Elisa Van Arnam and Allison Blake, who together run 'SoulKu', an amazingly successful jewellery business. They share the story of going from meeting each other and knowing they were going to do something together, to building this amazingly successful business. Along with some of the pitfalls, some of the things that they've learned along the way, but most of all, how they've poured love into their business, and it's that that's reflected in their success. If you're either running a business yourself or dream of starting a new venture, I think you'll agree their advice is absolutely golden. Visit SoulKu’s website to see their amazing collection SoulKu on Instagram SoulKu’s app – Apple Store SoulKu’s app – Play Store (Android) Wisdom: Say 'Yes' to your dream. Don't give up Song: You and Me by Dave Matthews
76 minutes | Jul 12, 2022
Evelyne Brink: We come from love. We go back to love. We are love.
Hey there, my wise friend and a warm welcome to Collective Wisdom. I received a lovely email from my friend Adana on a queasy yesterday. She shared a quote from the poet Mary Oliver that really resonated, “joy is not made to be a crumb”. And as a result I discovered the poem called, Don't Hesitate, which contains such a poignant message for a time when the world feels so broken. If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don't hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still, life has some possibility left. Perhaps this is its way of fighting back, that sometimes something happens better than all the riches or power in the world. It could be anything, but very likely you notice it in the instant when love begins. Anyway, that's often the case. Anyway, whatever it is, don't be afraid of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb. That brings me on to my guest this week, Evelyne Brink who is also a writer and a singer. And she now uses everything she's learned on her incredible journey through life, to help others access the performer inside of them and have a greater impact. Evelyne has an infectious energy that tells me she's very good at accessing joy. She shares a lot of wisdom, but her final message that we come from love, we go back to love, and we are love, and in fact that humans are the only species to generate love. Really seems to be on the cards for today. And what Mary Oliver was saying is that if we take a moment to notice it, that moment when love begins, is always a moment of pure joy. Certainly, my time spent with Evelyne sharing stories brought me a lot of joy, and I hope you'll find the same Tedx Talk: How to dare to be you when everyone is watching Author: It takes Guts. A story of love, hope and a missing bowel Author: The ARTrepreneur. Financial Success for ARTistic Souls Song ‘I won’t give up’ by Evelyne Brink Wisdom: We come from love. We go back to love. We are love.
63 minutes | Jul 5, 2022
Shaun Dellenty: LGBT+ Advocate on being kind to yourself, to others and to our ailing world
Hey there, my wise friends and thank you so much for joining me here on Collective Wisdom this week as we're nearing the end of Pride Month, a time for celebrating difference and diversity. I have with me Shaun Dellenty, for what is a very personal and powerful conversation. James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits is often asked what's the most important habit to establish? And his answer is always the same. It's who we spend time with. Studies show we become like the people we are with the most. The energy of the people around you affects you. When someone is beaming enthusiasm, kindness, and creativity it's quite literally medicine for your body and soul. Perhaps you've even had a conversation or shared a story with someone that has completely changed your life. For me, Shaun Dellenty is one of those people, twice named on the independent on Sundays pink list of the 100 most influential LGBT plus people in the UK. Also in 2020 he was listed as one of the top 100 Global Diversity figures in public life on the Guardian’s global diversity list, alongside names such as Barack Obama, Jacinda Ardern and Kamala Harris. As well as being a voice, a role model and an advocate for the LGBT plus community. Sean is also the author and facilitator of inclusion for the programme he wrote in response to the need he saw for better training for educational professionals, whilst he was the head teacher of primary school in southern UK. It's a programme he has gone on to deliver extensively throughout the UK. I really can't thank him enough for the tireless work he's doing to change attitudes and to make life more bearable for those in the LGBTQ+ community who so often encountered prejudice and discrimination for simply being who they are. Website www.shaundellenty.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaundellenty Facebook https://www.facebook.com/shaundellentycelebratingdifference/ Official You Tube https://www.youtube.com/user/darebear68 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ShaunDellenty_official_ Song: ‘Why?’ by Bronski Beat I Feel Love by Donna Summer Wisdom: I believe now is the time for humanity to hard reset our factory settings to ‘kindness’. So please be kind to yourself, to others and to our ailing world. Celebrating Difference: A whole school approach to LGBT+ Inclusion SOUL MUSIC: Smalltown Boy by Bronski Beat IT’S A SIN - Russel T Davies’ autobiographical drama about the AIDS epidemic in the UK in the ‘80s LGBT+ Helpline Samaritans Helpline
69 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
Erica Danielle: There is only you. You get to love yourself free.
Hey there, my wise friends and thanks so much for joining me for what promises to be a really enriching and heartwarming conversation with Erica Danielle today. Who, as well as being a coach is also a spiritual teacher, and an all round gem of a person. Do you ever look down a kaleidoscope and see all those shapes and colours, shift and form ever changing patterns and formations. I have one on my desk and I spend way too long staring down if I'm not careful. But it occurred to me today that the reason I love this podcast so much is that each person I add to the collection brings a new perspective and adds to the rich diversity that goes to make up the whole. As I was listening to Erica, I was reminded of a word I learned a couple of years back, Sonder, which is used to describe that feeling we have when we realise that everybody, even strangers passing by, are leading a life as rich and as complex as our own. We all experience the world in completely unique ways. But we sometimes assume that everyone else feels just the same way we do. And as I was listening to Erica’s story, I found myself wondering if I would have had an ounce of her strength and courage in the same circumstances. But what's really clear is that she's found a path to move beyond being a victim to a place of complete freedom. It's a truly remarkable story and I'm really so grateful to Erica for sharing it with me. Website: ericadanielle.com innerfemininetechnique.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/ericadanielleovershares/ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ericadanielleovershares Song: Cranes in the Sky by Solange Wisdom: ‘There is only you. You get to love yourself free’
60 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
Anthony Brum: Follow your Bliss
Hey there, my wise friends and thank you so much for joining me on Collective Wisdom, which this week is a bit of a personal one, as I have my brother-in-law, Antony Brum joining me. As well as being a structural engineer, he is also a creative writer, and has two novels to his name so far. I was really thrilled for him when recently he was selected to have one of his short stories read out on the radio, Love Loss and a Library is such a great story that shows just what a difference a little bit of empathy and kindness can make in the lives of others. So, it was a no brainer that I invited Anthony to tell me all about it. And we also included a recording of the story for you to listen to after the interview, as you'll hear, with three children and a full-on engineering role, it's not always easy to carve out the time to do these projects. But it brings him such joy that it always makes it worth it. He also talks very touchingly about his parents, and in particular his mum Gabe who is now 90 and having some health struggles. I really hope that when she hears this, it will lift her spirits and be a source of pride for a job well done on raising her own children. And as ever, having shared stories, I now know where Ant gets his own generosity of spirit and willingness to see the best in people. Enjoy Anthony Brum on LinkedIn Imbrium City: The RIse of the New Defenders A Millionaire, An Artist, A Seduction by Remi Mariano Guest post: Sci-Fi warns us we are all doomed, but let’s enjoy the ride by Anthony Brum - SFFWorld www.sffworld.com The Serpent and the Squid www.cafelitmagazine.uk
50 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
Ulla Raaf - ‘Pursuit as happiness. Never stop evolving and learning something new’
Hey there, my wise friends and a warm welcome to Collective Wisdom, where we really do celebrate the power of listening to promote and encourage expansive thinking in those around us, which is what makes today's guest Ulla Raaf such a great fit. Ulla is an author and designer, coach and consultant who designed tools that help people master communication and how to have crucial conversations in a world fraught with conflict. As you'll hear, as I was reading out Ulla’s own mission statement, I found that it brought me to tears, often a sign that I'm hearing something that is a resounding truth for me, it was tempting to edit out the emotion and present the polished final version. But I decided in the end to do something very rare for me and ship the honest, messy version, where I can't quite hold it together. Something I think we're all too conditioned to do when we feel emotion is to pull ourselves together and move on. And as you'll hear, that's not quite what I did. So now I'll hand you over to Ulla, I'm just so grateful to her for bringing all of this to light and for sharing it with us here today. Ulla Raaf's website Ulla Raaf on LinkedIn Sam Maher - New York Subway Hand Pan Performance Song: Sam Maher - New York Wisdom: Find a pursuit that brings you happiness. Never stop learning something new.
82 minutes | Jun 7, 2022
Scott Perry: Think of yourself as dead. Now take your life and live it properly.
Hey there, my wise friends and welcome to episode 62 of collective wisdom. And I'm feeling like there's a lot of magic in the air today. I'm recording this episode on the first of June, which is the Eve the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, which, whether you're a royalist or not, I think you have to congratulate the queen on an incredible 70 years of service. My guest this week is the fabulous Scott Perry. He's a coach, who, through his brand Creative on Purpose helps his clients who are in the main in the fab at 50 Club, to craft the best third act of their life as he puts it, and really live their legacy rather than leaving it after they're gone. We talk about the passage of time and that affect that knowing that we're all mortal has on our creative drive. Scott has some fascinating ideas to share about how to spark your own creativity and get intentional about that phase in your life when you've already been over there and done some of this and a little bit of that. And now you really can lean into becoming more of you, comfortable in the knowledge that all the lessons you've learned and the trips around the block are going to come in very handy going forward. I knew I'd love this conversation, and I'm pretty sure you will too. Creative on Purpose with Scott Perry 'Onward: Where certainty ends possibility begins' by Scott Perry 'Endeavour: Cultivate excellence while making a difference' by Scott Perry' Bittersweet: How sorrow and longing make us whole' by Susan Cain Song ‘So What’ by Miles Davis Blue Skies - Django Reinhardt Albinoni: Adagio in G Minor Wisdom: ‘Think of yourself as dead. Now take your life and live it properly’ Albinoni: Adagio in G Minor
52 minutes | May 31, 2022
Stacy Richards: In 50 years no-one will know the difference - Lessons in the ’Real Skills’ you weren’t taught at school
Hey there my wise friends and a warm welcome to Season Seven of Collective Wisdom. With me this week I have my friend Stacy Richards, who as well as having a 20-year career in sales now has a coaching practice where she leans into her passion for helping young professionals develop the real skills that they'll need to build a happy and fulfilling career. Skills like empathy, resilience, active listening, and building and maintaining relationships that are so key to engagement and success in the workplace. We're entering a world of work that in many ways has undergone complete transformation. Over the past few years, many organisations are blindly trying to work out how to be profitable but at the same time diverse, inclusive and equitable. So, this episode is for anyone who is currently about to graduate or perhaps their parents who are supporting children as they go out into the world of work. I know that certainly includes me and I'm so grateful to Stacey for joining me to share her wisdom. I could definitely have stayed and chatted for a lot longer. Oyster Reef Coaching The Conscious Way Forward Linchpin by Seth Godin Song: ‘Summer Highland Falls’ by Billy Joel. Wisdom: In 50 years no-one will know the difference.
51 minutes | May 10, 2022
Jeanette Walker: Surrender to your creativity
Hey there, my wise friends and welcome to the final episode of season six, which, if you'll excuse the pun is a real gem of an episode as I have with me, my lovely friend and master goldsmith, Jeanette Walker. It struck me last summer that of all the fabulous guests I've had on the show, none of them have been from the jewellery world that I inhabited for over 10 years. So, I reached out to Jeanette with a view to asking her if she'd come on the show and talk about her work. But at the time, she was in a bit of a struggle with her health, and with the weight of all the responsibilities of running her business. She kind of lost touch with that creative drive that had always fueled her. And it was clearly not a good time to go on a podcast. But instead, we set aside some time for some coaching sessions. And I'm happy to say that taking the time to reflect on her energy, and what was feeling heavy, and then revisiting all the things that had always been a source of inspiration for Jeanette, release something. There was a complete shift, and what came out was a reconnection, with all the things that mattered to her. I think that's where you'll find motivation and a whole new sense of possibility, and the momentum to take you to somewhere new. As you'll hear from this conversation, the more you open up to your own creative drive, the more energised and the better you'll feel. And you'll also get a real sense of just what a gem of a person Jeanette is herself, and why it's so fitting that she's a jewellery designer. Jeanette Walker Master Goldsmith Jeanette Walker Jewellery on Instagram @jwalkjewellery Wisdom: Surrender to your creativity Songs: ‘Water’ by Johnny Flynn ‘Woodstock’ by Joni Mitchell The Collective Wisdom Podcast Playlist
53 minutes | May 3, 2022
Chris Hall-Franzkowiak: Consistency is the key to success
Hey there, my wise friends and welcome to episode 59 of Collective Wisdom. I've got a really great guest for you today, if you're at all interested in hosting your own podcast, as I'm joined by my producer, Chris. We talk about all the things you'll need to do to get your podcast off the ground, including my number one tip, which is to find a good producer. Not only to ensure the sound quality is as good as it can be, but also if like me, you need an accountability partner to just keep you on track. Chris is such a lovely guy, and as you'll hear, he really knows his stuff. We talk about everything from equipment to use, to some of the best ways to monetize your podcast. And Chris has very generously shared a recording setup guide, which you can download from the link in the show notes. I know that although he spends a lot of time on the production side, being on the interview side of the mic is a new experience for Chris, but I think you'll agree when you hear it. He's a complete natural Between Tracks Media Productions Website Chris's Recording Set Up Guide for Podcasters Shure microphones Rode Microphones Song: ‘How to disappear completely’ by Radiohead Wisdom: Consistently take baby steps towards your goals. Consistency is the key to success.
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