Jacqui is a facilitator for Brene Brown's The Daring Way workshops and knows all about developing self compassion in order to be brave. I enjoyed this conversation so much as Jacqui models vulnerability and encourages me to do the same. We discuss what we're not taught growing up such as understanding emotion…Read More
Join me for a counter argument on why you don't need to hit rock bottom in order to make choices that improve your life! While Tomas Svitorka definitely experienced some adversity, he chooses to view this simply as life, without the possibility of holding him back. In fact, he wants life to be hard because he knows if he overcomes those challenges he'll make a bigger impact in the world through his work.Read More
Valerie Teller is all about intuition. Listening to her body for the signs it gives her on which way to move her life forward. It's something I forget time and time again and this conversation reminds me of the information our gut instinct has for us, not only to keep us safe but to set us on the path for fulfilment…Read More
Co-Director of Euro Youth Mental Health, Nicholas Morgan knows mental health and young people! "I didn't realise anything was wrong until it broke " he says, of the build up of stress and the pressures leading to a breakdown while driving on the motorway. With no education about how to notice the signs of burnout and stress in his own body...Read More
Natalia is a top creative mind and runs an agency Natalka Design specialising in visual storytelling that works with TED/Microsoft/Gov etc. She also launched Doodleledo - fun social experience for anyone who says 'I can't draw!' ran in 20 countries and growing.Read More
I messed up! I forgot to press record! I decide to show up anyway & jump in with my off-the-cuff thoughts on the catalysts that force us to change. We catch the last 20 minutes of the amazing Sian Rowsell who won a small business coach of the year award and talks us through: How to think bigger. How to be brave in business.Read More
From corporate life to actress and coach, Dea Fileva, knows first hand the pressures of conditioning on the path we take. Dea describes how our parents and society push us into a life that they want us to go in, not one that nurtures our dreams and 30 years in, every paper-cut of giving up on our dreams builds up until we numb the reality so that we don't have to face the hard road of changing things.Read More
This is the first time Mark Cook is telling his story on a public platform and what a privilege to hear his journey. With no father in his life, an alcoholic mother, losing his gran at 8 years old and figuring out his sexuality, he had a mental breakdown while on the M6 motorway which led him to resign from his job and begin his path to recovery.Read More
For those of you who have Spotify I've had the great privilege of acting as the co-host on a 6 episode series interviewing co-founders, investors, CEOs in the startup scene.
With 3 rock bottoms, including leaving home at 16, corporate burnout and leaving the perfect relationship, Robin and I go deep into what it takes to be fully alive. We talk about our fight or flight survival instincts impacting intimacy in relationships, how physical symptoms of burnout and stress are often pointing to not living a passionate life and how it's not about being happy or sad, it's about being fully ALIVE!Read More
So Sam Allen lost her dad in December 2015 and this podcast is packed with practical ways to process grief and manage depression symptoms through creativity and connection. She experienced a happy childhood with her parents messy divorce prompting her first taste of adversity and subsequent depression.
So excited to interview Adele Duncan, an amazing woman who mentored me a few years back when life was particularly challenging. She's the CEO of a gambling addiction organisation and has the most amazing work ethic I've ever seen.
After having a son, they discovered their newborn daughter Paige had a genetic disorder that would sadly mean she would pass away at 2 1/2 when her brother was just 5...Read More
At only 21, Mike C is the youngest person we've ever had on the podcast, but his wisdom is that of a much older man. After some comfortable younger years living in Germany while his step-father was in the army, it was a shock to his 11 year old system to move to inner city London with 3 siblings, parents and grandparents in a 2 bed flat...Read More
What a privilege to interview the passionate Nelson Rodrigues, the founder of Father's Nation, who was determined to break the cycle of uninvolved fathers and teach other men to be the role model they never had growing up.
'I learned early on that if I didn't push hard in any direction then I would never be disappointed...so I floated through life and just fell into things'
'By the time I took my GCSEs I was so addicted to drugs that there was no chance I would get any grades'
Ten years of drug use including stints in prison, homelessness and stuck in a cycle of the criminal justice system, Gary attended his first rehab in prison at 21.Read More
'The key to everything in life is your will and your imagination' @tweet2av
What an adventure this episode is! A story that spans a childhood in LA with the crips, the bloods, getting robbed daily and struggling to fit in to survive. Moving to Israel alone at 17 and then backpacking through Guatemala, facing bandits head on,Read More
'Who am I without the stories from my mum and dad, the stories I tell myself about who I am' Phil Askew muses. Phil learned early on to take on the role of peacemaker in his house which carried on into his adult life as a rescuer in relationship with no space for any other emotions.