20 episodes

Buckle up. Sonya Driver has an incredible knack for unravelling layers of the human spirit. Rather than your standard interview Sonya invites people she finds fascinating, inspiring and has their own story to tell and who she connects with, into her drivers seat to have a conversation. She’ll take her guests to a place of vulnerability and that’s where they will find the gold. It’ll make you laugh, it’ll make you cry. It’ll be raw, honest and heartfelt. There’s swearing.

In the Driver's Seat Sonya Driver

    • Education
    • 4.6 • 31 Ratings

Buckle up. Sonya Driver has an incredible knack for unravelling layers of the human spirit. Rather than your standard interview Sonya invites people she finds fascinating, inspiring and has their own story to tell and who she connects with, into her drivers seat to have a conversation. She’ll take her guests to a place of vulnerability and that’s where they will find the gold. It’ll make you laugh, it’ll make you cry. It’ll be raw, honest and heartfelt. There’s swearing.

    How To Calm The F*#k Down with Luke Mathers

    How To Calm The F*#k Down with Luke Mathers

    Luke Mathers is an inventor, author, and philanthropist who is constantly looking to find better ways to improve the world around him. Luke is a true believer that stress can be good for you if you learn how to utilise it. In Episode 4 of Season 2 In The Drivers Seat, Luke shares 10 tips on how we can utilise stress to get more out of life, and shares that stress is not always a bad thing, we all just need to get better at it and make stress non-stick. 
    Book - Stress Teflon https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B06XKVWKVC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1489520462&sr=1-1&keywords=stress+teflon
    Website - https://lukemathers.com.au/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LukeMathersOfficial/
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgd9DZVwJkw0UZ4ZC97U_vg
    Stress Mindset Survey - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgd9DZVwJkw0UZ4ZC97U_vg

    • 50 min
    The Necessary Feminist with Clementine Ford

    The Necessary Feminist with Clementine Ford

    A writer, podcaster, speaker and just generally a sassy bigmouth on social media. She also writes about motherhood, the domestic distribution of labour, relationships and gender inequality - this is Clementine Ford, the necessary feminist.

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/clementineford
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/clementine_ford/?hl=en
    Books - https://www.allenandunwin.com/authors/f/clementine-ford

    • 40 min
    A Dr's perspective; Coronavirus, the vaccination debate and curing cancer

    A Dr's perspective; Coronavirus, the vaccination debate and curing cancer

    With the world being such a crazy place at the moment, we had to ask a professional the questions you’ve all been wanting the answers to…
    Dr Chris Davis, the General Manager at the Institute for Glycomics joins us to discuss all things Coronavirus, the vaccination debate and curing cancer. The Institute for Glycomics is one of Australia’s biomedical research institutes and strive to be a world leader in the discovery and development of next generation drugs and vaccines. 
    Dr Chris Davis: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdavisgm/
    Institute of Glycomics: https://www.griffith.edu.au/institute-glycomics
    World Health Organisation Coronavirus Updates: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

    • 31 min
    The talk we had to have. Shanna Whan on the epidemic that is alcoholism.

    The talk we had to have. Shanna Whan on the epidemic that is alcoholism.

    “Courage is contagious” - Shanna Whan

    In episode 3 of Season 2, In The Drivers Seat, we are joined by Shanna Whan. Shanna Whan is the founder, force, and CEO behind nationally recognised bush charity Sober in the Country. Against all odds, Shanna made it back from the brink of her own battle with end-stage alcohol addiction in isolation, minus support. She's now a respected lived-experience ambassador, spokesperson and leader who is fighting for others while constantly challenging the status quo and creating vast social impact in the process.
    Shanna Whan is a national personality pioneering unprecedented social impact around alcohol awareness, education and change in rural and remote Australia. She advocates and fights for those who 'stick their hand up' and acknowledge they need a hand overcoming addiction in isolation but simply cannot get help or ongoing support in a timely manner that makes sense for them, thanks partly to geographic isolation and also due to the massive barriers such as stigmas that still abound in rural communities. 
    Her philosophy - and now SITC's charity philosophy - is deeply rooted in the famous Desmond Tutu quote that ''there comes a time when we need to stop pulling people out of the river when they've already drowned - and go upstream and find out why they're falling in.'' 
    Shanna is going upstream and working to catch an entire overlooked demographic of hard working, rural men and women and fighting fiercely for change and support in this sector. 
    Website - https://www.soberinthecountry.org/team
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/soberinthecountry
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sober_in_the_country/
    Donate -  https://www.soberinthecountry.org/helpingout
    Australian Story Interview ‘Last Drinks’ - https://www.abc.net.au/austory/last-drinks/11705194

    • 50 min
    10 Tips For Your Best Self in 2021 with Empowerment Coach, Holly Winter

    10 Tips For Your Best Self in 2021 with Empowerment Coach, Holly Winter

    Kicking off 2021 with a bang, In The Drivers Seat is excited to announce the launch of Season 2! Season 2 of In The Drivers Seat will include your favourite quirky & questionable guests, while diving deeper into motivating, inspiring and downright interesting topics. Buckle up and we can’t wait for you to join us on this wild ride In The Drivers Seat! 

    Holly Winter is a Speaker, Empowerment Coach and the creator of LIVE IN YOUR LIGHT. Based on the sunny Gold Coast, Holly connects with women through her one on one personalised coaching sessions, her speaking events and her signature workshops. She empowers women to connect back to themselves, to their inner knowing, their heart space, identify their souls’ purpose and confidently take action towards self actualisation! 
    Instagram - @holly__winter
    Facebook - @hollyliveinyourlight
    Website - https://linktr.ee/holly_winter
    Book one of Holly’s many live events:
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    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/self-love-circle-by-moonlight-tickets-137047692337?aff=
    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/copy-of-goals-and-gratitude-glow-grow-tickets-136053851733

    • 49 min
    CF Mummy, Emmah Evans gives us goosebumps as she shares her life-long battle of living with invisible disease, Cystic Fibrosis. She shares how she is using her voice for power.

    CF Mummy, Emmah Evans gives us goosebumps as she shares her life-long battle of living with invisible disease, Cystic Fibrosis. She shares how she is using her voice for power.

    2020 SA Local Hero, Emmah Evans is an author, mother, motivational speaker and Cystic Fibrosis Ambassador. Emmah lives with the life-threatening lung disease Cystic Fibrosis and knows firsthand the challenges that come with this debilitating invisible disease. With a life expectancy of just 37, she was given up for adoption at only days old after doctors believed she wouldn’t survive. Now in her thirties, Emmah has a list of credible achievements and inspires many globally. 
    Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee has ignored ongoing pleas from the Cystic Fibrosis community to add a miracle-drug, Trikafta to their November 2020 agenda. Around the world, Trikafta has changed the lives of people living with Cystic Fibrosis. In Australia, however, access to this drug costs $300,000 per year, making it largely inaccessible to more than 3,500 people affected by the condition.
    Join us in this movement to use our voices and power, together to make a much needed change! We cannot let the beautiful souls that live with this invisible disease suffer alone. We ask that everyone use the below points of contact to please reach out to our PM and the Minister of Health to ensure that the Trikafta drug is added to the PBAC November 2020 agenda. We urge you to come from a respectful place when addressing these figures. Together we are strong - raise your voice and let’s make a difference.
    HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP:
    Contact Greg Hunt MP and Prime Minister Scott Morrison and respectfully ask them to put Trikafta on the 2020 PBAC agenda Post a photo on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter tagging @greghuntmp and @scottmorrisonmp and ask them to add Trikafta to the 2020 PBAC agenda. If you don’t have a photo to share, head to @ecotan to repost our photo.Visit our Facebook page and share our recent post asking the PBAC to consider Trikafta at their next meeting.Call MP’s offices to request that they add Trikafta to the 2020 PBAC agenda! a.Call Greg Hunt MP – (03) 5977 9082 b.Call Chris Bowen MP – (02) 9604 0710 c.Prime Minister Scott Morrison – (02) 6277 7700 We have even drafted a message that you can use to address these people!
    Dear Prime Minister Scott Morrison / Greg Hunt MP / Chris Bowen MP
    I’m asking you to help the 3,500+ Australians living with Cystic Fibrosis by adding Trikafta to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee’s 2020 agenda. At the moment, access to this miracle drug costs $300,000 per year. CF sufferers can’t wait any longer. Without making it more affordable, Australian lives will be lost. Please help our CF community improve their quality of life by ensuring Trikafta is considered by the PBAC in November.
    Points of Contact
    @scottmorrisonmp
    @greghuntmp
    @alanjonesaus
    @theprojecttv
    @chrisbowenmp
    https://www.facebook.com/scottmorrison4cook/
    https://www.facebook.com/greg.hunt.mp/
    https://www.facebook.com/alanjonesaustralia
    https://www.facebook.com/TheProjectTV/
    Also follow Emmah’s journey of surviving motherhood whilst living with CF on Facebook and Instagram:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CFMummy/
    Instagram: @cfmummy

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Northmead nic ,

Amazing!

I have only listened to 2 episodes and each episode brought me to tears. There were moments in both that I connected to very strongly and which made things in my life make so much sense. Thank you Sonya

ange_breuer ,

Love Love Love Sonya’s Podcasts

So glad I found this podcast I was already using Sonya’s gorgeous natural organic skincare then came across the podcast she has the most interesting guests all with heartfelt information to share, Sonya herself is so genuine and down to earth, my fave podcast for sure I’m always left waiting for the next one 💕

zxyfds878865 ,

So Blessed

What a great way to educate all of us during this integral time in all of our lives, thank you

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