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Sue Stockdale talks to Mick Dawson about his epic adventure to row across the Pacific Ocean, and how he overcame numerous challenges. These include a failed attempt when a freak wave capsized his boat after 109 days at sea, how he avoided being crushed by container ships, and a night facing sea serpents. Mick Dawson is a former Royal Marine, a prof…
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Chaewon Yoo from Korea, about her adventure to cycle along the ancient network of trading routes known as the Silk Road, and what she learned about commerce and life along the way. Chaewon cycled over 8500 kilometres through 14 countries from Shanghai to London. Despite her cycling companion dropping out along the way, gettin…
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Christian De La Huerta, about how curiosity plays an important role in personal growth, enabling us to become aware of sub-conscious patterns of behaviour that may be holding us back from having a fulfilling life. Christian is a personal transformation coach, TEDx speaker, and author of Awakening the Soul of Power, described …
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Ronald Paredes a Latin-American artist, graphic designer, and podcaster from Caracas, Venezuela about we can rediscover creativity within us. Born and raised in a family of painters and designers, he has always been in contact with graphic arts and visual communication and found himself shifting his professional life between …
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Jenna Howieson who works as a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion professional in Scotland. She loves travelling, having visited close to 30 countries to date, and reflects that travel helped her explore her identity. Whilst attending a roundtable meeting with the CEO at work on gender and women in the workplace, Jenna was curious …
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Thomas Andrén about the process he used to identify his dream job by asking himself over 900 questions to discover the answer. This process took several months and connected Thomas to his mind as well as his body, where he noted down any physical reactions he got when answering the questions. The results were fascinating. Tho…
 
In this special 50th episode of the podcast, co-founder Clive Steeper interviews the host, Sue Stockdale to discover the key insights she has gained from producing and hosting 50 episodes to date, as well as learning about her background as a polar explorer, executive coach and TEDx speaker. Sue's mantra is “we all can achieve more than we imagine …
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Dr Nashater Deu Solheim about how to take care of the relationships that are important to us – be it as a leader, in social circles or within families. Nashater explains how showing empathy, curiosity, and an interest in the other person can help us to build trust and connection in relationships– something she had to do when …
 
Host Sue Stockdale previews Series 7 on the theme of “Curiosity” and highlights a few of the guests that will be coming up in the series. They include: - Thomas Andrén worked as a computer technician for 10 years in Sweden. Deciding to change career, he used curiosity to drive his decision-making and began studying to become a massage therapist in …
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Palwasha Siddiqi, whose early childhood experiences as a refugee shaped her interest in coaching and helping others to maximise their potential. Palwasha was born and raised between Afghanistan and Pakistan. When she was seven her family fled the civil war in Afghanistan and became refugees in Pakistan where they lived for ov…
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Tanmay Vora about how he developed his skill in creating visual notes, through his curiosity and interest in learning. He illustrates and shares great ideas in the form of sketchnotes that combine the topics of leadership, learning and change. Tanmay Vora is a senior business leader with two decades of diverse global experien…
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Nic Marks, statistician and founder & CEO, Friday Pulse about the work he has done on measuring happiness, why it’s important to businesses, governments and countries, as well as individuals and how COVID impacted happiness. Described by one client as a “statistician with a soul”, Nic has been working in the field of happines…
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Hong Hoang, Founder and Executive Director of CHANGE, a dynamic Vietnamese NGO with the mission to address the country’s most critical environmental issues. She talks about the challenges faced in mobilising young people, and engaging a wider community across Vietnam to tackle climate change, pollution and wildlife traffickin…
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Josh Wasserman a design thinker and insights expert, about the role that observation plays in the design process, how design can more inclusive and what inspires him to be creative. Josh recently designed a new pregnancy test prototype for RNIB, which received worldwide media attention, and is thought to be the world’s first …
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Dr. Leanne Armitage about how a childhood experience, where she witnessed street violence, inspired her to become a doctor. With no medics in her family or social network, Leanne used her initiative to take the necessary steps towards achieving this goal and is now a qualified junior doctor. During her second year of medical …
 
Host Sue Stockdale talks to Rob Lawrence, a podcast producer, coach and mentor about how the combination of sound and language can influence our emotions and can be a catalyst to create change. Rob talks about how he changed his career from being an IT professional into podcasting and coaching and how he is ‘obsessed’ with creating highly engaging …
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Amy Henderson, one of the USA’s leading voices on the critical role that parenting and caregiving has in developing the future of work. Amy talks about her own experiences as a working parent, the challenges she faced, and some of the research and data from neuroscience that explains how showing up for parenthood significantl…
 
Host Sue Stockdale previews Series Six of the Access to Inspiration podcast. The theme is “21st Century Changemakers” and Sue highlights a few of the guests she will be speaking to in the upcoming series. They include: Hong Hoang, founder and Executive Director of CHANGE – a Vietnamese NGO with a mission to address the country’s most critical envir…
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Karen Espley, who could be described as 'the accidental adventurer' about what encouraged her to travel to Antarctica, New Zealand and West Africa. After 15 years working in large businesses, clawing her way up the career ladder Karen Espley had a demanding job with almost unbearable levels of stress. With the cushion of havi…
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Denise Nurse, an award-winning entrepreneur, solicitor, coach, and broadcaster about creating the career and life you want by being flexible and not limited by traditional business structures. She explains how sometimes you need to have a safety net 'at least in your mind' to give you the confidence to take that step into the…
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Mariah Reading, an eco-artist who creates impressionist paintings from recycled items she picks up in the natural environment. Mariah explains how she developed this particular area of interest, why its relevant today, and how big brands such as Merrell and Subaru have recently collaborated with her as she highlights the harm…
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Sameer Dua, a best-selling author and Founder/Director of the Institute for Generative Leadership, Asia and UK, about the importance of self-leadership. Dua explains that in order to lead yourself, you need to grant yourself power to 'take care of what truly matters to you'. Having experienced several life-impacting events wi…
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Caitlin Crommett about the work she is doing to solve intergenerational differences, and in particular, her foundation DreamCatchers, which serves to fulfil the final dreams of hospice patients through chapters run by youth in high school or college. Caitlin Crommett describes herself as a Millennial. She is a 2015 graduate o…
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Scottish television and film composer, Chris Tolley, about where he gets his inspiration from. The interview includes a track 'Snowfall" from his latest album at the end of the podcast. Chris Tolley studied Ancient History at St Andrews, and had a couple of music scholarships along the way. He moved to London where he worked …
 
In this episode you'll learn: How Sarah paints from a place of healing to empowerment How Sarah rediscovered her feminine nature through art The power of affirmation ladders How do you make a living from your art? How can you connect with your highest, creative self? These are some of the most frequently asked questions amongst those that see thems…
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Lory Mitchell Wingate, Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) about her love of astronomy, and how she took a leap of faith by leaving a high level position to backpack across the USA in 2008, which ultimately shifted her career in a very visible way. Lory has o…
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Felipe Saldarriaga, a stroke survivor and entrepreneur from Medellin, Colombia about he adapted to this life changing situation. At age 11 he was left having to survive in a wheelchair with a full left side paralysis due to an unexpected and unexplainable stroke. As a result of this he had to learn to walk again and basically…
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Joni Deutsch, Podcast Manager for WFAE, Charlotte’s NPR station in North Carolina about the importance of making space for silence, and how she amplifies underrepresented voices through her work as a broadcaster and podcast host. In addition to leading the public radio station’s chart-topping podcast productions, Joni is also…
 
If you choose to listen to only one short action episode this year, I highly recommend this one! In this short action episode, Kira and Ilysa reveal the key to how they’ve both created successful lives and a business working together as artists. Their insights might surprise you. Learn the two elements that could fundamentally change your life and …
 
Sue Stockdale, host of Access to Inspiration podcast and her co-founder Clive Steeper talk to Fraser Allen, host of the Scottish Business Network podcast about why the Access to Inspiration podcast was started, and review what has been accomplished in 2020. We hear from three listeners from Germany, India and UK about what they have enjoyed about t…
 
Artists, Kira McCoy, and Ilysa Ginsburg, love what they do. In this insightful and revealing chat, interviewed by Sandra Lawrence, Ilysa and Kira share how they’ve have grown their business and what it means to them to create an environment where people love to work; and fans love to learn with them. As artists, they have a love for polymer clay; h…
 
When is the best time to get started with your new idea, product, service or business? It seems that sooner is better than later. That’s the experience of female tech entrepreneur and SupaPass founder, Juliana Meyer. Often we find ourselves needing to plan or have all of the right things in the right place before we get started with an idea but tha…
 
Juliana Meyer is an award-winning entrepreneur as well as highly qualified and experience musician and engineer. Today, her small software and technology company, SupaPass, is making big changes in the way that artist, musicians, podcasters and creatives of all kinds connect with their audience and super-fans. In this episode, we explore Juliana’s …
 
Have you ever found yourself working hard in your business, doing your creative work, but not getting the results that you want? In this short action episode we discuss the importance of being clear on who you serve and why. Featuring the wisdom of communications expert, Lucy Eckley, from The Leading Story podcast, you’ll hear why identifying who y…
 
In this episode, Build Your Brand Story founder, Lucy Eckley, shares her own journey from corporate career to communications consultant and how she helps people to day to create outstanding brands. Hear how Lucy helps her clients organise their creative business and brand. And how you can gain clarity and confidence with your brand and business by …
 
They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results… But what if you’re not getting any results at all? If you’re stuck and struggling to complete a task or project, try this… In this short action episode, artic explorer, podcast host and executive coach, Sue Stockdale, shares her wis…
 
Sue Stockdale is the first British woman to have skied to the magnetic North Pole. Having been introduced to the world of coaching working with pioneers such as Sir John Whitmore, Sue brings executive coaching and new leadership thinking to charities and nonprofit organisations amongst many; with the aim of addressing some of the greatest humanitar…
 
Which markets and communities are you interested in serving? What is it you are planning to offer? And what is it that people need in those communities that they aren’t getting yet? In today’s short action episode, Paul and Emily, creators of the Parent Guide to GCSE membership community, share their lightbulb moment when they spotted a gap in a ma…
 
Anne Pleun van Eijsden, Founder of Paper on the Rocks, talks to Sue Stockdale about her mission to create a healthy paper industry, and why she created her own rules about how to run a business, rather than following the traditional approach to being an entrepreneur. Paper on the Rocks, is a social impact business based in the Netherlands that want…
 
“Knowledge beats nagging every time” according to Emily and Paul, creators of the parent guide to GCSE. Spotting a gap in a large market, ex-teachers, Paul and Emily, share their experience leaving the teaching profession to educate parents on how to best support their children going through GCSE. Emily shares her story falling out of love with her…
 
Milena Cvijanovich talks to Sue Stockdale about her work as a designer and architect focusing on sustainable luxury, and how inspiration plays a role in her work. Based in Monaco, Milena has always been passionate about craftsmanship, sustainable design, alternative natural resources, social entrepreneurship and collaborative business opportunities…
 
Is now a good time launch a new business, idea or venture? If you’ve got a new idea for a business, enterprise or venture, this short podcast episode is for you. In this short action episode, Neil Foley, from the Business Growth Club, shares his thoughts on when a good time to test out and launch a new business idea or venture is; and when not to l…
 
Barry Fudge understands what it takes for elite athletes to win...and keep winning, and has spent a decade with a front-row seat to the training of the world's best endurance runners. Barry talks to Sue Stockdale about what inspired him to work in elite sport, and the elements that enable the world's best endurance runners to deliver medal-winning …
 
Who expected the events of 2020? Here we are 10 months in living with COVID, the shock of lockdown, and all sorts of new challenges and opportunities as creatives… Furloughs, losing jobs, changing careers and new opportunities. So to bridge the gap of a crazy 2020 so far, I invited back on to the show, small business growth expert, Neil Foley from …
 
What’s the #1 to be thinking about when putting a new idea or service out into the world? For many creatives, entrepreneurs and new business owners, knowing which is the right market for their product, idea or service can be critical to early and ongoing succeeding. Knowing your niche… Yet many owners and creatives are stuck figuring out which the …
 
Vinay Chandra, CEO of High Peak Software based in India and Atlanta, USA talks to Sue Stockdale about the highs and lows of being a serial entrepreneur. Vinay is a versatile and multifaceted entrepreneur who has devoted his creative energy and restless passion into starting and running businesses around the globe. Over the last 25 years, he has suc…
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Nontuthuko Mgabhi, General Manager Human Resources at Richards Bay Coal Terminal, South Africa, about the mindset, commitment and preparation it took to successfully run seven marathons in seven consecutive days, on seven continents in February 2020. Nontu became the first African female to complete this challenge, and in the…
 
Sue Stockdale talks to farmer Jonathan Cook, about why he loves his job. Jon looks after a herd of 50 cows producing the raw milk which he sells on his dairy farm in Wiltshire, England. He is from a fourth generation farming family and along with his partner, Sarah, look after the herd on their 100 acre farm where they now adopt a regenerative appr…
 
Sue Stockdale talks to Major Becky Frater about her career as a military helicopter pilot and instructor, and discovers more about the focus and concentration that these roles demand. Becky originally joined the Army in 1998 after three years as a secondary school teacher in Bristol. After initial training at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst she wa…
 
The recent pandemic has caused many people to re-evaluate how they live and work. Sue Stockdale talks to leadership thinker Navi Radjou about his life and experiences in India, France and USA, and how this has influenced his thinking on how business and society considers and practices innovation, to do better with less. Navi Radjou advises senior e…
 
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