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‘Pivot Points’ explores, celebrates and normalises the twists, turns and changes of course in life.

Each episode we take our guests on a retrospective; looking back on how they felt at their pivot points; the highs, lows, failures and fixes. We delve into their mindset, perspective and choices at that time, and what it has taught them in the long run.

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‘Pivot Points’ explores, celebrates and normalises the twists, turns and changes of course in life.

Each episode we take our guests on a retrospective; looking back on how they felt at their pivot points; the highs, lows, failures and fixes. We delve into their mindset, perspective and choices at that time, and what it has taught them in the long run.

    Lauren Mahon: Girl After Cancer

    Lauren Mahon: Girl After Cancer

    It’s breast cancer awareness month and in honour of that, we’re joined by the incredible Lauren Mahon AKA girlvscancer.

    Lauren is an award winning podcaster with BBC 5 Lives ‘You, Me and the BIg C’, Founder of  Girl versus Cancer and the mastermind behind a range of boobie emblazoned slogan t-shirts aka TIT-TEES.

    In 2016 Lauren was diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the age of 31 and she joins us today to talk about this and so much more.

    This woman is an incredible powerhouse. She has enlightened a new generation about the reality of living with cancer, chemo, death, grieving and all the fear it entails.

    Lauren has been instrumental In showing a more representative picture of what cancer looks like - because it doesn’t just affect old people - it also affects the kickass party going 30 somethings who find a lump at Glastonbury.

    If you'd like to donate to breast cancer UK, you can do so here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pivot-points 



    Find Lauren here:

    https://www.instagram.com/iamlaurenmahon/?hl=en

    And

    https://www.instagram.com/GIRLvsCANCER/?hl=en

    Or listen to BBC 5 Live 'You Me And the Big C' https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/you-me-and-the-big-c-putting-the-can-in-cancer/id1356165446

    Coppafeel:

    https://coppafeel.org/

    You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here:

    Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/

    Twitter: @PivotPoints1

    Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com

    Gabi: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach

    Amelia: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching

    Rob Sell is our Editor / Life saver

    Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol.

    Logo design - DShaw & Co

    • 45 min
    Claire Birkenshaw: A Trans Life; Transgender, Transition, and forever Translating...

    Claire Birkenshaw: A Trans Life; Transgender, Transition, and forever Translating...

    In this episode we’re joined by Claire Birkenshaw, a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University. In 2016 as a Principle at a secondary school in Hull, Claire transitioned to female at the age of 45, making her the first headteacher to transition whilst in post. Her story is one of immense pain and intense hope.

    She speaks to us about her journey and the work she now does to shed light, open doors and educate in sexual diversity and acceptance.

    This episode opened our eyes to the deep and complex emotions that accompany being trans. It’s moving, raw, honest and incredibly informative. Amelia said of all the episodes we’ve recorded, this one broke her heart open and when you listen to it, you’ll know why. She is a deeeep thinker, a master metaphor-ist (!) and a gorgeous human being. The students of Leeds Beckett Uni are so freakin lucky to have such a powerful woman in their faculty.

    Claire references and resources:


    Goffman – Front stage/back stage. Accepted or Hostile. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erving_Goffman
    Claire recommends watching ‘First Day’ on BBC iPlayer - about a trans girl starting at a new secondary school. Claire is currently writing a paper on it.


    Pivot Points recommendation - have you seen:


    'Disclosure' on Netflix - a SUPERB documentary created and starring all trans cast.
    'Pose' on Netflix and BBC - a series based in the heartbreaking 80's, where the New York trans community love, live, dance and die. 
    See Claire in action on stage - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXPn5dzwQc0

    You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here:

    Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/

    Twitter: @PivotPoints1

    Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com

    Gabi: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach

    Amelia: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching

    Rob Sell is our Editor / Life saver

    Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol.

    Logo design - DShaw & Co

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Moses Adeyemi: From Convict to Conqueror

    Moses Adeyemi: From Convict to Conqueror

    This week, we’re joined by Moses Adyemi. Moses became known to millions as the winner of the Channel 4 documentary series  SAS: Who Dares Wins. An achievement in and of itself but given that he did this have just served a 4 year prison sentence, gives you an idea for the type of man he is. Resilience shines through this episode.

    In 2016 he launched the Silver Line project, which aims to rehabilitate ex-offenders and those suffering from depression and anxiety.

    Moses talks to us about:


    The experience of being in prison and the cycle of reoffending

    What it was like to win SAS: Who Dares Wins

    Learning resilience through the school of hard knox... he knew it as ‘survival’.

    Your mindset will determine the outcome of any given circumstance.



    You can get hold of Moses on Twitter  @moses_ican

    You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here:

    Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/

    Twitter: @PivotPoints1

    Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com

    Gabi: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach 

    Amelia: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching

    Rob Sell is our Editor / Life saver

    Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol.

    Logo design - DShaw & Co

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Best of Season 1

    Best of Season 1

    These are our favourite moments from season 1. 

    We'll see you next Thursday for the start of season 2. 



    You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here:

    Instagram - @pivotpointspodcast

    www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/

    Twitter - @PivotPoints1

    pivotpointspod@gmail.com

    www.gabriellamillercoach.com

    @gabriellamiller.coach 

    www.kinestheticacoaching.com

    @kinesthetica_coaching

    Rob Sell is our Editor / Life saver

    Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol.

    Logo design - DShaw & Co

    • 1 hr 15 min
    MP Tulip Siddiq: Pivot Points does Politics

    MP Tulip Siddiq: Pivot Points does Politics

    Today’s guest is MP, Tulip Siddiq - that’s right, we’ve gone political!

    Charismatic, sharp and charming, Tulip talks to us about:


    The pivots the Labour party have gone through over the last few years
    Antisemitism within the Labour party
    How she resigned her hard won front bench seat in protest of triggering Article 50

    Why people told her she should stand for Bradford, rather than Hampstead and Kilburn (North London)

    Tulip Siddiq  has been in politics for 20 years, joining the Labour party at just 16 years old. She is the Labour Member of Parliament for Hampstead and Kilburn and Shadow Minister for Children and Early Years.

    Tulip grew up in her constituency and is a second generation Muslim Bangladeshi immigrant. Her grandfather was a founding father and the first president of Bangladesh. Whilst, her aunt is also the prime minister of Bangladesh (longest serving Bangladeshi prime minister).

    If you don’t know of Tulip hold on to your hat - she is charming, funny, and ever so… normal! She’s a woman of colour making a difference in her very white male world.

    You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here:

    Instagram - @pivotpointspodcast

    www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/

    Twitter - @PivotPoints1

    pivotpointspod@gmail.com

    Gabi can be found:

    www.gabriellamillercoach.com

    @gabriellamiller.coach 

    Amelia can be found: 

    www.kinestheticacoaching.com

    @kinesthetica_coaching

    Rob Sell is our Editor / Life saver

    Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol.

    Logo design - DShaw & Co

    • 54 min
    Ciara Charteris: Friend then Foe; Acquaintance Rape

    Ciara Charteris: Friend then Foe; Acquaintance Rape

    Today’s guest is 'Poldark' Actor, Ciara Charteris. She has very recently gone public with her experience of being raped, by a good friend of hers, 5 years ago. This is known as Acquaintance Rape.

    Ciara is an ex-actress, most notably on shows such as the BBC’s Poldark, After almost 10 years of acting Ciara moved into the business side of the industry, Ciara’s Rape and the recent betrayal and trauma surrounding it, changed her life irrevocably.

    Ciara now works as an ambassador for the incredible community 'I am Arla', fighting for women’s justice and using her story to help others. She has just accepted a place to study a Masters in The Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health

    As we speak several daily newspapers are reporting her story- using her 'I am Arla' article (below).

    She talks, for the first time, about the night in question and the rape. She speaks eloquently,  making the complex extremely simple. She challenges the rape myths the media and governmental agencies will have us believe i.e that rape is highly nuanced and complex; especially when the victim knows the rapist (known as acquaintance rape’, which makes up 90% of all rape cases).

    Ciara's Article:

    https://www.iamarla.com/post/ciara-charteris-story-it-s-time-to-take-the-power-back-and-this-is-just-my-beginning

    Interesting Article:

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/modern-day-slavery/201908/rape-myth-acceptance-leads-victim-blaming

    If you were triggered by any of the topics in this episode here are some highly recommended charities and helplines:

    RAINN - https://www.rainn.org/

    https://rapecrisis.org.uk/



    You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here:

    Insta - @pivotpointspodcast

    Twitter - @PivotPoints1 

    www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/

    pivotpointspod@gmail.com

    www.gabriellamillercoach.com

    @gabriellamiller.coach 

    www.kinestheticacoaching.com

    @kinesthetica_coaching

    Rob Sell is our Editor / Life saver

    Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol.

    Logo design - DShaw & Co

    • 44 min

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