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MoxieCast is THE show to add more feel-good to your day. Dr. Mandy Lehto, coach, writer and speaker, brings you unique and actionable ways to get more purpose, peace and awareness of what’s possible when we disable auto-pilot and start living on purpose.
 
Welcome to The SoundSpring Podcast, the place where creative musicians share the ways in which they turn their stories, ideas and feelings into sound. During each episode, my guest composers will take you on a guided journey through one of their musical works.This is music, straight from the source.
 
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This week's episode features writer, speaker and coach Dr. Mandy Lehto. We'll be discussing how we can make 2021 our most creative and productive year to date. Mandy spends much of her time empowering people with the tools and courage to live their lives with more purpose and authenticity, so if you're dreaming big for next year, this is the episod…
 
This is the final episode of MoxieCast! (sniff, sniff). I'm closing out this series of nourishing, soulful conversations with David Taylor-Klaus, coach and author of Mindset Mondays: 52 Ways to REWIRE Your Thinking and Transform Your Life. I have something new in the hopper! Please stay subscribed and watch this space! On today's episode, David and…
 
This episode features a regular musical companion and good friend, Tom Green. Winner of the 2013 Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition and 2017 Eddie Harvey Arranger's Award, Tom is a trombonist, composer and arranger described as"a new rising star in the British jazz scene" by Jazz FM. I am incredibly lucky to play Tom's stunning music, surrounded …
 
Episode 7 features the immense talent and dulcet tones of Daisy Chute. While her musical roots were born out of her Scottish/American heritage, Daisy has had forays and extensive training in both the jazz and classical genres. Her first album was a critically-acclaimed jazz record released at just age 15. Shortly after, she was enlisted to be a lea…
 
This week's episode features writer, speaker and coach Dr. Mandy Lehto. We'll be discussing how we can make 2021 our most creative and productive year to date. Mandy spends much of her time empowering people with the tools and courage to live their lives with more purpose and authenticity, so if you're dreaming big for next year, this is the episod…
 
Merry Christmas Listeners!!! This week we have a Christmas Special featuring Andrew Cottee and his original score to accompany 'The Night Before Christmas.' As one of the leading composer/arrangers of his generation, Andrew has worked for Sir Paul McCartney, Seth MacFarlane, Disney, 20th Century Fox and Quincy Jones. His work can also be heard on m…
 
Episode 4 features the fantastic work of James B. Wilson. James is an award-winning composer of contemporary classical music based in Bedfordshire, England. He studied, with a scholarship, at Royal Academy of Music under Gary Carpenter and David Sawer, and also took frequent lessons with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. The focus of this episode is on his…
 
Today's episode, recorded on the 4th August 2020, features guitar virtuoso and composer Jake Willson. Having studied jazz at Berklee and completing a PhD in classical composition, Jake brings serious artistry to his writing and playing. His performance resumé includes top solo artists as well as West End shows such as Hamilton and The Book of Mormo…
 
This episode features musical power-couple Louise Anna Duggan and Zands Duggan, with their project 'Minihi.' They joined me from Louise's home island of Jersey to chat about their piece 'Tokaido.' As we listen to their musical portrayal of crossing Japan by bullet train, we also discuss the blending of classical and electronic soundscapes, the lure…
 
Rising star Misha Mullov-Abbado takes us on a guided tour through 'Two Bridges' from his 'cello concerto 'Evolving Spring.' As we listen to sections of the piece, we discuss the life events that fed into the composition, how to create a balance between improvised and notated music and our shared love for John Williams. You can listen to the whole p…
 
LAUNCHING 10th NOVEMBER 2020. Welcome to The SoundSpring Podcast, the place where creative musicians share the ways in which they turn their stories, ideas and feelings into sound. During each episode, my guest composers will take you on a guided journey through one of their musical works. This is music, straight from the source.…
 
Because duct tape isn't an option...I've created an episode to help you handle a challenging boss. Today's guest is Parissa Behnia, formerly a challenging boss herself, who now specialises in working with what she calls 3D leaders (difficult, dismissive and divisive). She shares three strategies for you to try next time you're about to lose your sh…
 
Excuses are always available. And yet there are people who just go for it in life. They have a spark about them. A knack of creating a big, juicy life, not just reacting to a never-ending to-do list. Danusia Malina-Derben, is one such woman. She's an entrepreneur, academic, and organizational behavior and development expert. Oh, and she's a mum of …
 
As the world grapples with Covid-19, deep presence and the ability to create a sense of calm and groundedness feel more important than ever in leadership. I'm not just talking about VIP's in the business world. I'm talking about self-leadership too. Today's guest says a leader is someone entrusted with holding the heart of an endeavour or a family.…
 
Ever run yourself ragged hosting a party, and yet DECLINED offers of help (while seething silently)? Or maybe you agreed to watch a friend's gaggle of unruly kids for the weekend (while your own bandwidth and energy were already non-existent), and yet declined her offer to reciprocate next weekend. You have a huge portal for giving, and a teeny pin…
 
Ever feel like your relationship with pleasure, sensuality and the feminine is a bit of a Rubik’s cube? For years, I heard the phrase “get out of your head and into your body,” and never really understood it. I mean, duh, where else would I be? I clearly had a lot to learn… Today’s guest is Alexis Artin, owner of a globally renowned female empowerm…
 
Today's guest craves failure (not chocolate like the rest of us). Most people will run a mile to avoid failing and looking bad, lest folks point and laugh. Not Dr. Erin Baker. She's a leadership coach with a PhD in social psychology. In her previous career, Erin held senior roles at Microsoft and Facebook (READ: lots of pressure to perform and get …
 
I first met Harriet Minter when she was giving a talk at the Festival of Doers this summer. One of her lines stuck with me as she described her career path: "Proceed until apprehended." I knew straightaway that I wanted her on the podcast. Harriet is a woman who understands that if you want something, no one is coming to present the object (person/…
 
Wolves don't go around worrying about how many wolf things they got done today. They're into being, not doing. They're not over-identified with their output. They also don't cling to old hurts forever. They remember, but they move on. For these and other reasons, wolves are brilliant teachers for humankind. And if we want to continue as a sustainab…
 
Today we're talking adrenal fatigue and burnout with Susi Hately, yoga teacher, burnout expert, and registered kinesiologist. Though she's knowledgeable and friendly, she says her burnout clients don't seek her out willingly. In fact, she's often a last resort. Many of her clients are driven, successful people in their 40s and 50s who have hit the …
 
You lie to yourself. We all do. You do things you don't really want to do, then resent it. Agreeing to things (especially if they're far in the future), means you don't hurt someone's feelings in the moment. You get to avoid the awkward conversation where you say 'No.' Then the occasion comes and you face palm, asking yourself, 'Why did I say yes t…
 
In 2016, singer-songwriter Monique DeBose was diagnosed with a tumour. She did something deeply creative after that. She dialogued with it. She asked what it wanted to teach her. It replied, "You need to be expressing authentically in a way that really has you be fulfilled.” So she asked herself, “What am I really not saying in the world that I nee…
 
You can't achieve your way to self worth. You can't force the squinchy part of yourself into submission - the part that feels weak and less-than and shameful. You can't exercise it into oblivion, or smother it with success or any other form of doing. You can't hide it behind shiny things. Not for long, anyway. It's an inside job. Ask Hazel Gale. Sh…
 
I'm fascinated by resilience, particularly how some people demonstrate extraordinary bounce-back-ability, and humour even, when something devastating happens. Maybe it's a redundancy or a medical diagnosis. Maybe a long-term relationship breaks up. You know those people who thrive in spite of their challenging circumstances? They have every reason …
 
"I'm giving up caffeine," you say, all gung-ho and fist pumps. Then 4pm strikes and you've got an axe in your head, or so it feels. You're standing at the coffee bar, eyes like spirographs, remembering your promise to give up your afternoon espresso with two sugars. "Tomorrow. I promise I'll start tomorrow..." And if it's not coffee, maybe it's sta…
 
You walk into a social event where you don't know anyone. Everyone's mingling - everyone but you. You're at the buffet, scoffing vol-au-vents, holding your plastic glass of pee-warm chardonnay. You glance around, wiping crumbs from your lapels. Nope. Still no one you recognise. You look at your watch, wondering how long to subject yourself to this …
 
Social media is full of memes encouraging us to "be ourselves," and to "be authentic." That could be the least helpful advice ever. How do we do that? What does it even mean? Enter Sarah McVanel, today's guest. Sarah had a wake-up call when her son had a mental health crisis and ended up on antidepressants. She left her job and simplified the famil…
 
You know that old chestnut, "Go big or go home"? There's an implication that it looks a certain way to go BIG. It's usually shiny and far-reaching. There's loads of travel and champagne involved. Big success is seductive. So seductive, that we often we leave parts of ourselves (the creative part, for instance, or sometimes the kind part) in order t…
 
If you ever find yourself saying, "I'll be happy when...then fill in the blank," today's episode is for you. I'm joined today by the "Happyologist," Susanna Halonen. Have a guess at what percentage of your happiness is predicted by your circumstances. I said 50 per cent, and Susanna set me straight (tune in to find out). Some show highlights includ…
 
If you've ever grappled with the angst-producing question, "Is this all there is?", today's episode is for you. We're connected 24-7, yet we crave intimacy and true connection in our bellies. Am I right? We've learned to value productivity (and accessibility) over the soul-satisfaction of doing work that makes us feel alive. If you're nodding "uh-h…
 
Hands up if you've ever experienced a forehead-meets-keyboard moment late in the afternoon before necking back another coffee or Diet Coke? Or maybe you haven't eaten since breakfast - unless you count the biscuits in the 2pm meeting, or the breath mint you had in the taxi heading home. Living like this, it's easy to role play any (or all) of the s…
 
"I know what it’s like to stand in front of a fridge and just eat and eat and eat. It's like you have no choice, you’re almost possessed.” Meet Daniel Thomas Hind, founder of EvolutionEat, a transformational lifestyle coaching company that helps overwhelmed people revolutionize their relationship with food. As a formerly fat Italian kid, Daniel's g…
 
Have you ever thought about over-achieving as a form of distraction? Me either. Enter Giovanna Capozza, today's guest. Giovanna is a transformational coach, speaker and host of She Rises, a podcast which focuses on everything from business leadership to spirituality for high-achieving women. She's witty, wise and has the best eyebrows on the planet…
 
Today’s guest is Monica Day, a self-described “instigator.” The topic of discussion today is how to create more intentional eroticism in your life. We all want to be swept off our feet and experience animal passion, but we also crave safety and security. Monica is going to tell us how those two ideas aren’t at odds. We’ll also talk about how to hav…
 
If you want to create a different outcome in your life and something is uncomfortable, how can you stay the course? It can be hard to persevere when you don’t know what will happen; it’s a disconcerting feeling and it can make you feel insecure. You can get past all of that and get past your uncertainty and discomfort! Today’s guest is Nathan Seawa…
 
Have you dealt with a difficult past? Do you struggle with forgiveness? Today’s show is all about getting past these challenges. Today’s guest is Kelly Childress. Kelly is a healthcare mediator and an ordained minister. She helps people process grief and other strong emotions as they go through challenging times. Kelly grew up with an emotionally a…
 
Today we are talking to James G. Butler, a man trained as a superhuman. The Canadian Government spent more than a million dollars on his training. He is an Afghanistan veteran and was an elite military diver. His career was cut short after a catastrophic lung collapse while on a dive. In our conversation, we talk about picking up the pieces and rei…
 
Are you prone to worry? Most of us are! Do you want to stop worrying? Who doesn’t? Today we’re going to be chatting with Gabrielle Treanor. She’s going to help us learn to worry less so we can thrive more. Gabrielle, a self-professed former champion worrier, is a blogger and she conducts classes designed to help people to be happier and more fulfil…
 
Today we are talking to Heidi Taylor, a sales coach who is also an introvert and a storytelling wizard. She crafts her own stories so compellingly that her readers or viewers can really get her. As part of her business, she teaches others how to craft and tell their own stories. If you’re wondering how to tell your own story, you’ll want to settle …
 
Porridge with berries for breakfast. Steamed veg with brown rice for lunch. Pint of Oreo ice cream before bed, with a bag of Doritos on the side, washed down with Prosecco. We laugh. Knowing laugher, perhaps. This episode is not about eating more greens, or drinking less bubbly (at least not directly). It's about willpower and habit formation when …
 
f you’ve ever hidden in a loo cubicle at work to collect your thoughts, this episode is for YOU. Maybe you feel constantly overwhelmed and fried. No wonder. Apparently, we switch between 37 different tasks every hour. Maybe your mobile phone is the first thing you kiss in the morning. It's your companion at meals. It's even in bed with you. Being c…
 
What does it mean to be brave? Is it about having bullet-proof confidence, or smug certainty? If so, I've been doing it wrong all my life. Reflecting on the times when I've been brave, I can't recall a single episode where I've felt bullet-proof or certain. The time I moved countries to attend grad school? I was terrified. For months, I had major i…
 
Anxiety. It's part of our daily lives. Maybe you're up at 3am, tired but wired, stressing about your to-do list. Or maybe you've spent all week worrying about your big presentation, scared of flubbing it up. Or perhaps you're micromanaging your kids' choices, big and small, lest they screw up and fail. It could even be small, seemingly innocuous st…
 
Conflict. Shuddering at the very mention of the word? You're not alone. I recently asked my Daily Moxie readers to hit reply and tell me about their current challenges. I wanted to know what they were struggling with. What would they love support on? Conflict came up time and again. That got me thinking about how I could astonish you guys with usef…
 
I was really hoping that there was going to be a neat, tidy system for getting more comfortable in our own skin, something Marie Kondo-ish: throw this bit out, compartmentalise that, and Ta-Da! Spoiler alert: there is no system. Ok, so I had actually figured that out on my own, but I thought wild artist, intuitive life & business coach, and magical…
 
People pleasing: Why do we do it? How do we stop it? When we focus on pleasing others as a way of life, we can attract “takers” and have wrong motivations for our actions. People-pleasing has become somewhat of an epidemic, and its ramifications can be long-reaching. If you’ve gotten into the cycle of having bad feelings while trying to make others…
 
It can be so difficult to balance achievement with self-care. When all of your focus is on your work and your goals, it’s easy to spiral into an unhealthy pattern of ignoring your own needs and denigrating yourself for needing to engage in some self-love. If you’re a chronic overachiever who feels stressed and burnt out, or if you want to prevent t…
 
Motivation: No matter what line of work you’re in, sometimes you have motivation and sometimes you just don’t. When you are feeling motivated, it’s easier to make decisions and do what needs to be done; when your mojo is running low, you can get distracted and lose your productivity. Today’s guest is Mark McGuinness. He’s a coach, motivational expe…
 
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