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Access to Inspiration

Sue Stockdale

On a mission to change the way you access inspiration. Host Sue Stockdale interviews a range of interesting people from around the world, enabling you to think bigger and see new possibilities.
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58. Brendan Davis: Creating impact through the lens of filmmaking
Sue Stockdale talks to Brendan Davis, a writer-director-producer working internationally in film & TV about what his work involves; what makes an award-winning film, and how filmmaking can transcend some of the silos that people find themselves in. Brendan's career began his entertainment career in Atlanta in 1990, moved to Los Angeles in 2002, and has split his time between Beijing and Los Angeles since 2013. Davis has been a producer on films premiering, competing, or winning at Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, and other festivals. In 2013 Davis produced the first Los Angeles-based season of Chinese TV hit "Jia Pian You Yue" for CCTV-6, featuring Stan Lee, Justin Lin, M. Night Shyamalan, Sean Astin, and others. He is a former Producing faculty member at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, served a year as Chairman of Adamas Film International in Beijing, and has guest lectured at the Beijing Film Academy. In 2018 he wrote and directed the documentary “Yibin: An Elemental Journey” for CCTV. In 2019 he and director Eric Raine completed a 5-year journey making feature documentary CRAZYHOT, about the world of ultra hot chile peppers, now available on VOD worldwide. Davis is currently in pre-production on Paris-based feature film MY FAVORITE SEASON and producing a documentary on US-China relations with writer-director Larry Sullivan, cinematographer Naeem Seirafi, and partners. Quotes 'Film is a way for me to connect with greater experiences outside myself, but also have my internal interpretation of it.'  'Film is as much driven by the use of sound and music, as it is the visual'.  'The most successful films in general have a sense of cohesion internally. It feels like a finished piece of work'.  'A lot of things inspire me. I think that overcoming long odds is, something that's very relatable to people in general. I think that especially moves me'.  'I feel like there is interest in how can I benefit my family and my society, my cohort. That's a generic difference between the Chinese culture versus the American culture. But I do think it's changing'. 'I have a lot of hope and faith and confidence in filmmaking to transcend some of these silos that people find themselves in. And I feel like that's what is going to be even more necessary than ever before, as we move forward'. Find out more about Brendan Davis:  Website https://www.crazyinagoodway.com the podcast "How China Works" https://www.howchinaworkspodcast.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/brendankdavis/ Twitter https://twitter.com/VeritasInLux Connect with us at Twitter www.twitter.com/accessinspirat1   Facebook www.facebook.com/accesstoinspiration   Instagram www.instagram.com/accesstoinspiration   LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/access-to-inspiration/    Sign up for our newsletter http://eepurl.com/hguX2b    Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him) Producer: Sue Stockdale (she/her)
4d ago
34 mins
57. Results of our impact survey
Sue Stockdale talks to Racheal Kigame and Salome Gathoni from Kenya who volunteered to design our impact survey, analyse the data, and produce our first impact report. They discuss some of the results and explain why it’s essential today for any company or organisation to measure if they are making a social impact in the lives of individuals, families, or communities they are serving. Sue also shares some of the listener's feedback as well as examining with Racheal and Salome the growing interest in impact investing, and how organisations must adopt new ways of communicating if they want to have a positive impact. Racheal Kigame is Country Program Director of Help a Child Africa, based in Nairobi. She was a guest in Access to Inspiration Episode 12 – Leading a non-profit in Kenya https://www.accesstoinspiration.org/podcast/racheal-wanjiku-kigame-leading-a-non-profit-in-kenya/ Salome Gathoni is a communications specialist, and Corporate Affairs Manager and the member of the senior management team of a hospital in Kenya. Read our 2021 Impact Report https://accesstoinspiration.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/Impact-Report-2021.pdf Read the transcription for this episode on www.accesstoinspiration.org and connect with us: Twitter www.twitter.com/accessinspirat1 Facebook www.facebook.com/accesstoinspiration Instagram www.instagram.com/accesstoinspiration LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/access-to-inspiration/ Sign up for our newsletter http://eepurl.com/hguX2b Sound Editor: Rob Lawrence (he/him) Producer: Sue Stockdale (she/her)
12-01-2022
19 mins
Bonus Episode from Coaching Perspectives podcastBonus Episode from the Conscious Leader podcastBonus Episode from the Association for Coaching Podcast Channel
In this bonus series on Leadership and Learning we share episodes from other podcast series we recommend. They feature inspirational people that our host, Sue Stockdale has interviewed. This guest episode is from the Coaching in the Workplace series which is part of the Association for Coaching Podcast Channel.  Host, Sue Stockdale talks to Jen Kidby, Director of Talent and Leadership Development at Grant Thornton Canada, about the work being done to create a coaching culture within the business. Jen explains how employees adapted and maintained resilience during the pandemic, and how senior leaders used podcasting to talk about their experiences of leading through a pandemic. Jen Kidby is an accredited coach and a coach supervisor, and has worked as an external and internal coach for over 18 years. She is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and has worked in both the UK and Canada, giving her a strong foundation to help leaders and other coaches be successful. In her role in Grant Thornton Canada, Jen leads coaching for the firm, supporting over 100 Partners across Canada to bring coaching to life through their everyday leadership. Listen to other episodes from the Association for Coaching podcast channel https://www.associationforcoaching.com/page/Podcast_Channel Find out more about the Association for Coaching at https://www.associationforcoaching.com Read the transcription for this episode on www.accesstoinspiration.org and connect with us: Twitter www.twitter.com/accessinspirat1 Facebook www.facebook.com/accesstoinspiration Instagram www.instagram.com/accesstoinspiration LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/access-to-inspiration/ Sign up for our newsletter http://eepurl.com/hguX2b Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him) Producer: Sue Stockdale (she/her)
15-12-2021
21 mins
Bonus Episode from the Clusters podcast
In this bonus series on Leadership and Learning, we are sharing episodes from other podcast series we recommend. They feature inspirational people that our host, Sue Stockdale has interviewed. This guest episode is from the Clusters podcast. Host Sue Stockdale talks to Simon Bazalgette, Chair of Trustees at the worldXchange Foundation, about how the legacy of the Grubb Institute, which focused on organisational dynamics, systems thinking and psychology, played a role in the creation of Clusters. Clusters is a programme bringing together representatives from across sectors such as Housing, Environmental, Health and Digital to explore new ways of seeing, being and doing. Simon talks about how self-awareness, systemic thinking, and empowering others are at the heart of effective leadership. He describes a powerful early learning experience he had as a volunteer running a youth club in a deprived area, where by using this leadership approach they created a safe space for the youths to run their own organisation. In 2020, Simon co-founded Global Venue Services, and he is the Chairman. Between 2008 and 2019 he was Chairman of Jockey Club Racecourses, (JCR) the largest UK racecourse operator, and Group Chief Executive of its owner, The Jockey Club. JCR owns and operates 15 racecourses and puts on three of the top 10 best attended sports events in the UK (Cheltenham, the Grand National and the Derby). Prior to taking over the running of the 270-year-old Jockey Club, Simon had spent 15 years co-founding and running media and technology start-ups. The worldXchange foundation exists to advance the education and the capability of communities to shape positive sustainable change through collaborative, action led programmes across the world. Listen to other episodes of the Clusters podcast at https://www.spreaker.com/show/clusters Find out more about Clusters at https://www.clusters.world Read the transcription for this episode on www.accesstoinspiration.org and connect with us: Twitter www.twitter.com/accessinspirat1 Facebook www.facebook.com/accesstoinspiration Instagram www.instagram.com/accesstoinspiration LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/access-to-inspiration/ Sign up for our newsletter http://eepurl.com/hguX2b Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him) Producer: Sue Stockdale (she/her)
08-12-2021
25 mins
Bonus episode from The Sports 2000 Podcast
In this bonus series on Leadership and Learning, we are sharing episodes from other podcast series we recommend. They feature inspirational people that our host, Sue Stockdale has interviewed. This guest episode is from The Sports 2000 podcast. Sue Stockdale talks to John Iley, a new competitor in the Duratec category of Sports 2000 (a sports prototype series) about his debut season, how he works with motorsport engineering student’s trackside, as well as how John aims to improve his own driver performance. As a youngster, John dreamed of driving racing cars and it took four decades to fulfil his ambition. His career instead took a different direction where he focused on the technical side of motorsport which became all-consuming. Notable career highlights include working at Jordan Grand Prix as a senior aerodynamicist, before becoming Head of Aero in 1998. He continued working in that role at Renault F1, Ferrari F1, and in McLaren F1 evolving to Performance Director. Now running his own business since 2015, John is a consultant, predominantly helping people’s performance vehicles go faster as well as supporting International and National motorsport governing bodies technically. Iley gained his ARDS racing licence at 50 years old and made his Sports 2000 debut in 2021 with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) team where he lectures, mentors and is Professor of Practice. Listen to other episodes of The Sports 2000 Podcast at www.sports2000.co.uk and connect with Sports 2000 on social media: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/srcc_sports2000/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Sports-2000-Championships-327158720703344 Twitter https://twitter.com/SportsCarChamp Read the transcription for this episode on www.accesstoinspiration.org and connect with us on social media: Twitter www.twitter.com/accessinspirat1 Facebook www.facebook.com/accesstoinspiration Instagram www.instagram.com/accesstoinspiration Linkedin www.linkedin.com/company/access-to-inspiration/ Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him) Producer: Sue Stockdale (she/her)
01-12-2021
21 mins
56. Mick Dawson: Rowing across the Pacific Ocean
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 professional sailor, author, motivational speaker and one of the most experienced and successful Ocean Rowers in the world. He has undertaken a total of six ocean rows in the last two decades. Two across the Atlantic Ocean and four across the Pacific, rowing in total, more than 22,000 nautical miles. Most notably he became the first person to successfully row across the North Pacific; from Japan to The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, during an epic voyage with his friend and rowing partner Chris Martin. It would take the intrepid pair 189 days 10 hours and 55 minutes to complete their non-stop record-breaking voyage; Rowing almost 7,000 miles to complete one of the world’s last great firsts and earning them a place in the Guinness Book of World records. Their remarkable feat is yet to be repeated. More recently Mick was part of another remarkable world first; Rowing 3000 miles from California to Hawaii with Steve Sparkes, who is blind, having lost his sight during his military service. When he and Mick stepped ashore in Hawaii, 82 days after their departure, Steve became the first blind person ever to row the Pacific Ocean. Find out more about Mick Dawson: Website: https://www.189days.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mick-dawson-b503a172/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/189days Twitter: https://twitter.com/MickDawson189 Books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mick-Dawson/e/B077MVXDX2?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1630941703&sr=8-1 ____________________________________________________________________________ Key Quotes: ‘I think for me it started as a young child and I saw things that piqued my curiosity -principally things to do with the sea.’ ‘I’d lost communications because my satellite had broken about day 12 on that trip. I'd been at sea for 109 days when I capsized’. ‘The first thing you've got to do when you look into any great ambition is you've got to take responsibility’. ‘When things go wrong, it's your responsibility to find a way to get back on track’. ‘People would say - how can we help? And I like that, it sums up that ethos between mariners that bonds complete strangers together’. ‘It's an amazing stretch of ocean where few people go, and I thought that it was my opportunity to paint the world with bright colours’. ‘It was two hours on, two hours off - 24 hours a day for the six months out there’. ‘You are seldom beaten by the challenge in front of you. You're invariably beaten by your approach to that challenge’. Read the transcription for this episode on www.accesstoinspiration.org and connect with us: Twitter www.twitter.com/accessinspirat1 Facebook www.facebook.com/accesstoinspiration Instagram www.instagram.com/accesstoinspiration LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/access-to-inspiration/ Sign up for our newsletter http://eepurl.com/hguX2b Copyright © Access to Inspiration 2021
 Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him)
 Producer: Sue Stockdale (she/her)
13-10-2021
35 mins
55. Chaewon Yoo: Cycling along the Silk Road
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, getting her bicycle stolen, and only confirming the major sponsor on the day before she left, Chaewon determinedly carried on, and successfully completed the adventure in 36 weeks, coming back with a new outlook on what’s important in life. Chaewon previously worked as a tech reporter in China, Israel, Silicon Valley and South Korea and recently published the English book - Cycling the Silk Road. Find out more about Chaewon Yoo: Website: https://www.seekroad.co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evayooare/ YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCArwIZ7hLEv4uLl3L4eD2CA Book "Cycling the Silk Road": https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0939ZG6BL Key Quotes: ‘When I started cycling, I didn't even own a bike. I was using a sharing bike.’ ‘I met this amazing couple in Shanghai who said they were cycling from Shanghai to London. I was so amazed because the couple were 59 years old and I thought, wow if they can do it, I think I can do that too’. ‘By observing how different countries are when I crossed each border - the people, culture, food culture, and the language that was very amazing’. ‘I would knock on the door and show in Google translate; I can give you this sum of money. Would you let me stay in your house overnight? And locals would invite us in’. ‘I think it's very important that you set a deadline like your farewell party. Because if you do have the party, you must depart’. ‘I think doing this cycling trip made me realize now I can say that I'm at least the leader of myself. I can control myself.’ ‘You don't need money to have a good life.’ ‘I think the most valuable thing I have is all my experience and whatever I have with myself that nobody can take away from me’. Read the transcription for this episode on www.accesstoinspiration.org We want your feedback on the podcast / Connect with us: Leave us an audio message https://www.speakpipe.com/AccessToInspiration Twitter www.twitter.com/accessinspirat1 Facebook www.facebook.com/accesstoinspiration Instagram www.instagram.com/accesstoinspiration LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/access-to-inspiration/ Sign up for our newsletter http://eepurl.com/hguX2b Copyright © Access to Inspiration 2021
 Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him) Producer: Sue Stockdale (she/her)
06-10-2021
30 mins
54. Christian De La Huerta: Curiosity - the key to personal growth
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 by music icon Gloria Estefan as “a balm for the soul.” With 30 years of experience, Christian is a sought-after spiritual teacher, personal transformation coach and leading voice in the breathwork community. He has travelled the world offering inspiring and transformational retreats combining psychological and spiritual teachings with lasting and life-changing effects. An award-winning, critically acclaimed author, he has spoken at numerous universities and conferences and on the TEDx stage.   Find out more about Christian De La Huerta and receive a free guided meditation, power practices and a chapter from the book, visit: https://soulfulpower.com   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christian.delahuerta.1 Insta: https://www.instagram.com/christiandlh LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christiandelahuerta Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Christian-De-la-Huerta/e/B001KINR1K YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4hOzeGdhkTcRxOHkV9tfbQ   Key Quotes: ‘It made me, like many of us do, reject parts of who I am in that desire to be accepted’. ‘We're so good at adapting- we're creatures of adaptation. The problem with that is that we often sacrifice big aspects of ourselves for that illusion of acceptance’. ‘The ego is that part of us that takes everything personally that reacts, that defends, that judges, that has expectations, and demands, about others and ourselves’. ‘The simple word of ‘curiosity’ is stepping back from all that stuff, from all that judgment, all that thinking that we know, from all that charge, that that need to be right’. ‘When we ask those deep, difficult questions and we have the courage and the willingness to go within and to look inside of ourselves, the rewards are infinite’. ‘No matter what the curve balls life, life continues to throw out our way - we always get to choose how we show up and respond’. Read the transcription for this episode on www.accesstoinspiration.org and connect with us: Twitter www.twitter.com/accessinspirat1 Facebook www.facebook.com/accesstoinspiration Instagram www.instagram.com/accesstoinspiration LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/access-to-inspiration/ Give us your feedback - leave us an audio message https://www.speakpipe.com/AccessToInspiration Sign up for our newsletter http://eepurl.com/hguX2b Copyright © Access to Inspiration 2021 Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him) Producer: Sue Stockdale (she/her)
29-09-2021
26 mins
53. Ronald Paredes: Rediscovering creativity
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 his three passions: art, graphic design, and psychology. With over 20 of experience in the creative industry, he continually balances his personal projects as a visual artist with his work in the advertising industry. Parallel to his work as a graphic designer and his artistic activities he started conducting studies and research into creativity and its connections with psychology, neuroscience, and creative processes to rediscover our natural creative capacities. He uses this information to produce and host a podcast called The Creativity Roots. Connect with Ronald at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mundosanto Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mundosanto TED Talk https://www.ted.com/talks/ronald_paredes_challenging_our_lazy_brain You Tube https://youtu.be/6NgERVsWpcA Website https://mundosanto.art Please give us your feedback about the impact that this podcast had on you Take the 3-minute survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TW2CXMN ____________________________________________________________________________ Key Quotes: ‘I'm originally from Caracas, Venezuela. I was born there, in a family of artists and designers’ ‘What I tell people is - if you're capable of understanding a joke or making a joke, you are being creative’ ‘I found out that when you start developing a language, you start losing creativity. There is a connection that when you start developing critical thinking- you start developing this fear of judgment’. ‘Creativity is an innate, human capacity. Every single person is creative.’ ‘Creative confidence is when you discover that you have the ability to do something and that it makes you feel good about yourself. It opens a door to a world of possibilities, and then you feel free to explore’. ‘I live by the principle that I don't care what other people think - don't be, scared of being seen. Because that's very important’. Read the transcription for this episode on www.accesstoinspiration.org and connect with us: Twitter www.twitter.com/accessinspirat1 Facebook www.facebook.com/accesstoinspiration Instagram www.instagram.com/accesstoinspiration LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/access-to-inspiration/ Give us your feedback - leave us an audio message https://www.speakpipe.com/AccessToInspiration Sign up for our newsletter http://eepurl.com/hguX2b Copyright © Access to Inspiration 2021 Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him) Producer: Sue Stockdale (she/her)
22-09-2021
27 mins
52. Jenna Howieson: From LGBT learner to educator
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 to find out what the company's approach to LGBT inclusion was, and asked a question about this. This ultimately led to Jenna switching her career to educate others about LGBTQ+ and creating a role for herself as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion professional in the company.  In addition to her 5 years of experience in the workplace, she also runs an LGBTQ+ travel blog, where she shines a light on the nuances of traveling and living as a queer person in today's world.  Jenna has previously spoken at conferences such as the Stonewall UK Workplace Inclusion Conference in Scotland and runs educational workshops on LGBTQ+ inclusion for organisations of all sizes. Connect with Jenna Howieson: Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenna-howieson-44a03760/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thejennaway/ Blog https://thejennaway.com Please give us your feedback about the impact that this podcast had on you Take the 3-minute survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TW2CXMN Key Quotes: ‘During the last year I’ve realised there's always challenges and new opportunities and adventures. They just look very different.’ ‘Travel brings so much opportunity to discover your identity, whatever that looks like.’ ‘I’ve just always had that mentality that you don't need someone else to be able to do something.’ ‘I wasn't going to wait around at home for someone else to come with me before I got to see the world.’ ‘Thailand is always top of my list when I'm celebrating the countries that I've had really positive experience and we felt completely welcomed.’ “Diversity, equity and inclusion across the board is a lot more than just LGBT inclusion.’ ‘I’ve moved from being the learner into educating others as well, that was a big step.’ 'I think it's not being afraid to fail and understanding that everyone is human. We are not all perfect. Sometimes we're going to slip up. Sometimes we're going to use the wrong language, but for me, it's always intent over anything else.’ ‘I definitely wasn't someone that was popular in high school. I didn't really fit in, but I think that by staying true to myself,  staying independent and staying authentic led me to where I am today.’ Read the transcription for this episode on www.accesstoinspiration.org and connect with us: Twitter www.twitter.com/accessinspirat1 Facebook www.facebook.com/accesstoinspiration Instagram www.instagram.com/accesstoinspiration LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/access-to-inspiration/ Give us your feedback - leave us an audio message https://www.speakpipe.com/AccessToInspiration Sign up for our newsletter http://eepurl.com/hguX2b Copyright © Access to Inspiration 2021 Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him) Producer: Sue Stockdale (she/her)
15-09-2021
27 mins
51. Thomas Andrén: Discovering your dream job using questions
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. Thomas is a Certified Swedish Classic Massage Therapist who grew up in Värmdö, east of Stockholm in Sweden, and worked as a computer technician in the early 2000s. After a decade in this sector, he had enough and decided to change his career using a structured method of problem-solving.  After months of reflection, Thomas changed career and went on to study to become a massage therapist in 2010. He then started working on cruise ships in Scandinavia, and most recently for LivNordic and Viking cruises. Please give us your feedback about the impact that this podcast had on you Take the 3-minute survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TW2CXMN Key Quotes: ‘Being a massage therapist gives you a longer opportunity to actually have a conversation with someone.’ “I realized now in later years that I actually allowed life to take me wherever”. “So I started writing down questions to myself. I bought a notebook and I started just randomly writing down questions to myself”. ‘I took this notebook with all the questions and in rapid succession started answering these questions. And I would take note of what happens if I got any physical reactions when I was answering these questions’. “There also a handful of questions that I always answered yes to. One of them being, would you like to have the entire world as your playground?” “It’s also important to be able to zoom out on yourself to see yourself from different angles, different perspectives to realize that you do have a positive way of thinking, and you do have a negative way of thinking and you do have a critical way of thinking”. ‘I became my own Rubik cube with thoughts and insights’. ‘I know a lot about computers. I could take a deep dive into the most advanced machine there is – the human body’. “Don’t be afraid to step out of the way. It will make you feel uncomfortable that, but feeling uncomfortable is a very important step of evolving and pushing through to whatever adventure that awaits you”. Read the transcription for this episode on www.accesstoinspiration.org and connect with us: Twitter www.twitter.com/accessinspirat1 Facebook www.facebook.com/accesstoinspiration Instagram www.instagram.com/accesstoinspiration LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/access-to-inspiration/ Give us your feedback - leave us an audio message https://www.speakpipe.com/AccessToInspiration Sign up for our newsletter http://eepurl.com/hguX2b Copyright © Access to Inspiration 2021 Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him) Producer: Sue Stockdale (she/her)
08-09-2021
34 mins
50. Sue Stockdale: Insights from fifty episodes of inspiration
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 is possible – but often the only person stopping you… is you”, which was echoed in her recent TEDx talk on “Transformation begins in the mind’.  In 1996, she became the first British woman to ski to the Magnetic North Pole, and has been on expeditions to Geographical North Pole, Antarctica, Greenland, Chile and Kenya. As an athlete she has also represented Scotland in 3000m, and cross-country events. Today as an executive coach, motivational speaker, author, and podcaster, Sue brings a unique blend of business expertise and psychological insight to her work with CEOs, senior leaders, FTSE 250 and Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organisations and ambitious entrepreneurs. Connect with Sue Stockdale: Website- https://suestockdale.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/suestockdale/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/suestockdale Please give us your feedback about the impact that this podcast had on you Take the 3-minute survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TW2CXMN Key Quotes: ‘I realize how important inspiration is. It's a bit like free energy’. ‘Part of the excitement of our podcast and why inspiration is so important is because we're all interconnected. You do something that I see as admirable or that I never imagined was possible, and then you tell me the story, I begin to think to myself, maybe I could do that too’. ‘I often ask myself, well, what's the worst that can happen. Being prepared to face into the worst possible consequence. And if I'm prepared to accept that then why not? Why not just take the first step?’ ‘I'm always using curiosity and interest to guide me. Being prepared to say, I'll accept the consequences of what happens. It's not failure. It's just learning. And I'll use that learning to move forward and grow as a person’. ‘I think for almost a third of our guests on the podcast, it's their first ever experience. And seeing them have a positive experience and getting value and enrichment from being recognized and sharing their story that is hugely motivating for me and really enjoyable, because I think we're opening the door like that first step for them’. ‘Many of the guests have said afterwards how enjoyable it was that they learned something about themselves through telling their story’. ‘Don't be afraid to be your authentic self. You don't have to be the same as everybody else and that we all can achieve more than we actually realize’. ‘I think that it's far easier for people to be pulled towards wanting to change than to being pushed along, needing to change’. Read the transcription for this episode on www.accesstoinspiration.org and connect with us: Twitter www.twitter.com/accessinspirat1 Facebook www.facebook.com/accesstoinspiration Instagram www.instagram.com/accesstoinspiration LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/access-to-inspiration/ Give us your feedback - leave us an audio message https://www.speakpipe.com/AccessToInspiration Sign up for our newsletter http://eepurl.com/hguX2b Copyright © Access to Inspiration 2021 Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him) Producer: Sue Stockdale (she/her)
01-09-2021
25 mins
49. Nashater Deu Solheim: Relationships are at the heart of leadership
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 working with psychopaths. Dr Nashater Deu Solheim is CEO of Progressing Minds and author of “The Leadership PIN Code- Unlocking the Key to Willing and Winning Relationships”, which debuted on the 2020 Forbes list of 8 books “…that make you reconsider the way you manage relationships”. She is an HBR contributor, executive coach on leadership influence, and a keynote speaker on her experience as a psychologist working with psychopaths, the military and with leaders in business settings. She holds a doctorate in Psychology from the UK and trained as an Expert Negotiator at Harvard Law School. Connect with Nashater Deu Solheim: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-nashater-deu-solheim-ba3b1a12/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ndsolheim Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/progressingminds111 Twitter: https://twitter.com/nashaters?lang=en Key Quotes: ‘Leaders who don't know their team members beyond the tasks, don't really know their team at all’. ‘If you have no idea what's going on in somebody's life and you keep battling them to, to deliver harder, to live, deliver faster, deliver more, and you have no idea what's holding them back- you will breach that trust and you will eventually lose it, and certainly lose their goodwill before that.’ ‘Empathy is about understanding the other person's perspective - to understand doesn't mean to agree’. ‘Curiosity for me is the antidote to a lack of empathy’. ‘The reason we get uncomfortable is because we often feel that we have to fix things or have answers. And leaders do not need to have the answers to everything. It's not a requirement’ Please give us your feedback about the impact that this podcast had on you Take the 3-minute survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TW2CXMN Read the transcription for this episode on www.accesstoinspiration.org and connect with us: Twitter www.twitter.com/accessinspirat1 Facebook www.facebook.com/accesstoinspiration Instagram www.instagram.com/accesstoinspiration LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/access-to-inspiration/ Give us your feedback - leave us an audio message https://www.speakpipe.com/AccessToInspiration Sign up for our newsletter http://eepurl.com/hguX2b Copyright © Access to Inspiration 2021 Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him) Producer: Sue Stockdale (she/her)
25-08-2021
33 mins
Preview of Series 7 on 'Curiosity'
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 2010. -Dr Nashater Deu Solheim, is a psychologist and CEO of Progressing Minds from Norway. She is an HBR contributor, executive coach on leadership influence, and will be talking about her experience of working with psychopaths. - Jenna Howieson from Scotland, whose question to the CEO at a round table meeting led to her ultimately creating and implementing a diversity and inclusion strategy for a global company. - Ronald Paredes, a graphic designer and artist from Venezuela who started conducting studies and research on the subject of creativity and its connections with psychology, neuroscience, and creative processes as a way to rediscover our natural creative capacities. We want your feedback about the impact that our podcasts have had on you: Take our 3-minute survey here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TW2CXMN Or leave us an audio message about what the podcast has inspired you to do: https://www.speakpipe.com/AccessToInspiration Read the transcription for this episode and all our podcasts on www.accesstoinspiration.org Connect with us on social media: Twitter www.twitter.com/accessinspirat1 Facebook www.facebook.com/accesstoinspiration Instagram www.instagram.com/accesstoinspiration Linkedin www.linkedin.com/company/access-to-inspiration/ Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra Producer: Sue Stockdale
18-08-2021
8 mins
48. Palwasha Siddiqi: A refugee's road to success and beyond
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 over a decade. They moved back to Afghanistan in 2003 after the American invasion, and it was then that she was introduced to a non-profit organization that helped her secure a full-time scholarship to attend university in the United States. After obtaining her bachelor's and MBA degrees Palwasha went on to join American Express in New York. Seven years later she transferred to London where she currently works as a Senior Marketing Manager leading their B2B digital marketing communications. Her latest adventure involves building her own coaching practice focused on empowering individuals and leaders to realize their full potential. Connect with Palwasha Siddiqi on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/palwashasiddiqi Website: www.siddiqicoaching.com Key Quotes 'We lived there during, during the civil war and some point during the war our house got hit by a rocket so everything went up into flames. We pretty much lost everything' 'I remember a rocket flying and someone saying to just dive down on the ground to stay safe. We would stay there for five, ten minutes, and then we would get up. Some of us would get up. Some of us would not.' 'I think resilience is a superpower that we all have that we can nurture.' 'I was told from a young age, all of these things that I couldn't do just because I was a woman. So my passion and my purpose was learning and getting educated.' 'All of a sudden I had so much freedom and abundance of a kind of just life that I had never experienced before.'  Read the transcription for this episode on www.accesstoinspiration.org and connect with us: Twitter www.twitter.com/accessinspirat1 Facebook www.facebook.com/accesstoinspiration Instagram www.instagram.com/accesstoinspiration LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/access-to-inspiration/ Give us your feedback - leave us an audio message https://www.speakpipe.com/AccessToInspiration Sign up for our newsletter http://eepurl.com/hguX2b Copyright © Access to Inspiration 2021 Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him) Producer: Sue Stockdale (she/her)
16-06-2021
26 mins
47. Tanmay Vora: Inspiration through illustration
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 experience, author of three international books and illustrator of best-selling books. As Founder of QAspire Consulting, he helps individuals, teams and organizations deliver high-performance through process consulting, visual facilitation, leadership development, strategic capability building and coaching interventions. He is passionate about leveraging visual thinking for learning, innovation and change. He illustrates and shares great ideas worth sharing in form of sketchnotes and offers graphical recording services to events, authors and organizations worldwide. He also teaches the magic of visual thinking through interactive workshops. Contact Tanmay at his website www.qaspire.com Twitter www.twitter.com/tnvora Facebook www.facebook.com/tnvora Instagram www.instagram.com/tnvora LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/tnvora Key quotes in this podcast: [05.56] "I sat down with a piece of paper and a pen, and I said, what do I already have as an inventory of skills? I wrote down the skills on a piece of paper and circled them around. And then almost magically. I saw those two circles coming together and forming a small intersection. The two words that I wrote was technology and writing. And I say that, what if I bring these two circles together and see where it intersects?" [07:31] "How do you climb a mountain?  I would say that don't try to climb it straight in a linear fashion, but try to sort of crisscross your way on the top of the mountain". [10.51] "I think that lot of people equate learning with outcomes and they say that if I learn this, what am I going to get in return?" [12.40] "Inspiration is like a seed that grows inside of you, but not without soil and not without the sunlight. The analogy that I often use is that if inspiration is the seed, then we need sunlight". [14.28] "So I feel that being prepared, being consistent and showing up in your pursuit every single day, irrespective of whether you're inspired or not, I think gets the inspiration going." [17.48] "I try to sort of circumvent the risk of judgment, by saying that if this is going to help a lot of people, I can't go wrong'. [20.03] 'Wisdom happens when we take a step back and start reflecting on what we've done". [24.21] "My pursuit is to take people back into that stage of their life when they were fearless in making the mark on a piece of paper. This is I think the core of why I do what I do." Read the transcription for this podcast at www.accesstoinspiration.org and connect with us on social media:  Twitter www.twitter.com/accessinpirat1 Facebook www.facebook.com/accesstoinspiration Instagram www.instagram.com/accesstoinspiration Linkedin www.linkedin.com/company/access-to-inspiration/
09-06-2021
27 mins
46. Nic Marks: Measuring happiness
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 happiness and wellbeing for over 25 years. In 2010 Nic gave a TED talk on his previous work in public policy, which has now been watched over 2.3million times. Named as one of the Top Ten Original Thinkers by the Institute of Director’s Director Magazine, Nic’s work was hailed as one of Forbes Magazine’s Seven Most Powerful Ideas in 2011. * Free tool to reflect on individual happiness https://fridayone.com  * The weekly people check-up for companies https://fridaypulse.com  * Find out more about Nic Marks at https://nicmarks.org * Connect with Nic on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/marksnic/ Key quotes in this podcast: [01.40] Our happiness is very driven by all sorts of social connectedness and relationships and the quality of them. [02.33] We tend to measure what's easy to count, not whats most important. [07.00] If we want to create a future which is good for citizens in the future, then we have to look at how we create that. [10.52] When we feel good, we do good work, but it's very close to our mood. [11.55] I think of happiness like having different wavelengths. There's very long ones, over years and decades and we have good periods of our life, and then there's very, very rapid ones, five moods in the morning. [12.23] We talk about five big drivers to happiness at work. They are Connect, Be Fair, Empower, Challenge, Inspire. [16.20] We definitely find that some organizations worry about opening a Pandora's box of emotions. And the thing is they're there already, if they're not in the light, they're festering and are causing problems. [16.47] We're not trying to shame team leaders. We're basically trying to help them have better conversations with their teams. Read the transcription for this podcast at www.accesstoinspiration.org and connect with us on social media:  Twitter www.twitter.com/accessinpirat1 Facebook www.facebook.com/accesstoinspiration Instagram www.instagram.com/accesstoinspiration Linkedin www.linkedin.com/company/access-to-inspiration/
02-06-2021
27 mins
45. Hong Hoang: The Vietnamese changemaker

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