Episode 351 – Collabor(h)ate with Dr Deb Mashek

Episode 351 - Collabor(h)ate with Dr Deb Mashek

‘When I went into [writing a book], people were telling me, oh, it’s going to be so lonely. you’re going to lock yourself in a room… nothing could be further from the truth. This was the most collaborative process from day one.’ If you want to do work that matters,…

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Episode 349 – Work/Life Flywheel with Ollie Henderson

Episode 349 - Work/Life Flywheel with Ollie Henderson

‘I’d done a lot of reps before I started writing the book, and that helped enormously.’ Ollie Henderson would like to talk to you about work-life balance. Specifically, he’d like you to understand that you will NEVER reach a state of perfect equilibrium, so why beat yourself up about it?…

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Episode 347 – Slow journalism with Rob Orchard

Episode 347 - Slow journalism with Rob Orchard

‘Slow journalism for us was just a way of encapsulating that feeling that when you take your time, you can do something more quality.’ In a media landscape dominated by the white-hot, reactive world of social media and rolling news, it can be hard to keep a sense of perspective.…

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Episode 345 – Glow in the Dark with Mark Leruste

Episode 345 - Glow in the Dark with Mark Leruste

‘Your story is about you, but it’s not for you. Someone, somewhere woke up this morning needing to hear your story to not feel alone.’ For most of us, it’s hard for us to see how our personal story fits into our professional life. But Mark Leruste believes that your…

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Episode 344 – STOP with Sarah Sparks

Episode 344 - STOP with Sarah Sparks

‘We are designed for acute episodes of stress, but what we’re not designed for is chronic episodes of stress. That’s stress after stress after stress, and that’s what most people are living with, day in day out.’ Looking back, Sarah Sparks can see that her body was trying to tell…

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Episode 343 – Decoded with Phil Barden

Ever wondered why people don’t immediately shout ‘Of course!’ and shake you warmly by the hand when you share your insights with them? It’s because we find new ideas hard to accept, especially when they contradict things we’ve believed up until now. So how as a writer can you help…

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Episode 342 – Don’t Fix Women with Joy Burnford

Episode 342 - Don't Fix Women with Joy Burnford

‘How do I… move from being a curator to a creator? That was a big shift for me, and I think I got there in the end.’ People often talk about the value of the finished book – for the author and for the reader. Less talked-about is the value…

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Episode 340 – The joy of constraints

Episode 340 - The joy of constraints

We don’t live in a perfect world. If you’re hoping to write a business book, I bet there’s something that’s getting in your way. Not enough time, lack of focus, morning sickness, a global pandemic…  We can’t get rid of these constraints, but we CAN get smarter about them, and…

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Episode 339 – Positively Purple with Kate Nash OBE

Episode 339 - Positively Purple with Kate Nash OBE

‘We are not here to be inspiration. Instead [we] invite back those who feel inspired to think about what they’re inspired to do as a consequence.’ From the moment her well-intentioned mother spoke wistfully about the possibility of her getting ‘a little job’ when she was afflicted by chronic rheumatoid…

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Episode 338 – Crafting Connection with Felicity Dwyer

Episode 338 - Crafting Connection with Felicity Dwyer

‘It’s important to think about connecting with ourself first [because] whatever kind of interpersonal communication we are involved with, we are always there.’ In her 3D model of communication, Felicity Dwyer starts by inviting us to consider how we communicate with ourselves. It’s a profound and often moving process, but…

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