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Hosted by international author and soft skills expert Emma Sue Prince, this podcast is all about bringing 7 key skills into your everyday so that you are strong and well equipped right now and for the future. These skills are Adaptability, Critical Thinking, Empathy, Integrity, Being Proactive, Optimism and Resilience.
Our world is changing - so fast, so furiously, so ferociously - that to stand out, to be happy and to feel calm, you need to tap into your own resources and competences. Doing this puts you firmly back into the driving seat of your own life, enabling you to be happier, find and do work you love and have a true sense of purpose. 
In this podcast Emma Sue gives you great tips and ideas on how you can easily strengthen these skills - skills that we all have - and as a result, live your best life. She also talks to key influences and thought leaders for their take on these skills.

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7 Skills for the Future Emma Sue Prince

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Hosted by international author and soft skills expert Emma Sue Prince, this podcast is all about bringing 7 key skills into your everyday so that you are strong and well equipped right now and for the future. These skills are Adaptability, Critical Thinking, Empathy, Integrity, Being Proactive, Optimism and Resilience.
Our world is changing - so fast, so furiously, so ferociously - that to stand out, to be happy and to feel calm, you need to tap into your own resources and competences. Doing this puts you firmly back into the driving seat of your own life, enabling you to be happier, find and do work you love and have a true sense of purpose. 
In this podcast Emma Sue gives you great tips and ideas on how you can easily strengthen these skills - skills that we all have - and as a result, live your best life. She also talks to key influences and thought leaders for their take on these skills.

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    Pivot - Learn - Pray

    Pivot - Learn - Pray

    Anu is an award-winning choir director, a singer-songwriter, worship leader, children’s advocate and public speaker. It was an immense privilege to talk to her about the complete turnaround and pivot she had to create at the start of the pandemic. Like many of us, Anu's work was adversely affected and changed overnight.
    Listen to this inspiring interview of how Anu turned her work around and discovered new work that demanded total and complete authenticity, taking risks and trusting herself. Now she is busier than ever and is working on exciting new projects. And yet it is the simple things that support us most:

    the importance of taking one day at a time and really living by this and setting achievable tasks for that daybuilding in happy experiences and joy by getting moving, getting outside and how about a little salsa - me timekeeping communication with people who support you especially if you are alone a lot - having that support network around you
    For added inspiration and joy, listen to Anu's new single out now: Back to You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy6f34_-BZA
    To find out more about Anu's work visit https://www.anuomideyi.com

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    • 38 min
    Versatility - acceptance - gratitude

    Versatility - acceptance - gratitude

    You're a talented and competent actor enormously excited to be in a touring production of one of the longest running plays in London's history - The Mouse Trap. You're successful and your career is taking off. And then boom! It's all whipped away from under your feet. Few of us can truly imagine what that must feel like and how you have to draw on so many skills and emotions to rise up, come through it and find positivity. Some of us may well have experienced something similar and will identify strongly with Francesca too.
    Listen to this warming and mesmerising interview with Francesca Peplow. She describes how she responded to overnight unexpected and unwelcome change and how she has truly pivoted in retraining and finding a new niche for herself that still embraces acting and means she will emerge into our changed reality with even more skills in demand.
    We, all of us, have to find ways to emerge, thrive and flourish in whatever is coming next, the changes that are already here and the ones to come. To move forward with strength, courage and resilience.
    #emerging #adaptability #actor #story #resilience #courage

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    • 42 min
    Emerging Bite-sized 3

    Emerging Bite-sized 3

    Welcome to our Bite-sized episode from our Emerging series! This is a mini episode where I'll be talking about some of the skills and tips that have helped our interviewees from the creative and performing arts. 
    Last week I spoke to the lovely actor Emmy Happisburgh about how she has handled having so much taken away from her as a result of the pandemic - not just her work and life's passion but her health too as she struggles with long-COVID. From having a mental health toolkit to dancing and being grateful, Emmy has so much to teach us all about how to become more resilient and strong.
    In this mini episode I touch on three strategies she has used which you can use too. If you're feeling a little demotivated, a little meh or just want some inspiration, have a listen. And if you missed last week's interview with Emmy catch up with it here too!
    #resilience #mentalhealth #gratitude #actor #performingarts #theshowmustgoon

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    • 8 min
    Resilience, gratitude and a mental health toolkit

    Resilience, gratitude and a mental health toolkit

    Don't miss this inspiring and uplifting interview with the delightful actor Emmy Happisburgh. Emmy talks about the reality of becoming ill with COVID herself, losing all of her work overnight and how she has coped - particularly the importance of having a strong mental health toolkit. I absolutely love this idea - that we create this for ourselves and actively have strategies that we use each and every day.
    Hugely resilient, Emmy has continued working and creating and like many actors, has found this to be nurturing and crucial for moving forward positively. She talks of the roaring Twenties and how, as we start to emerge from this pandemic, there will be an outpouring of creative need - both in terms of audiences wanting to experience theatre again (or in my case desperate to!) and in actors and theatres wanting to perform and showcase new media and new pieces.
    We can all learn so much from this interview. Homeschooling, for Emmy, second time around has been something she has fully embraced as in the first lockdown she was too ill. But also having to accept that "for this time I am mum and housewife and that's ok" - we find it so hard to accept our current reality but Emmy gives us great examples of how we CAN do that and probably must.
    Listen now - or watch on Unimenta YouTube where there are additional fun clips of Emmy and her work.
    Emmy Happisburgh trained at The Poor School (Acting), Guildford School of Acting (Musical Theatre) and with Complicite (Physical Theatre) and has been a professional theatre and screen actor for over twenty years. 
    Emmy has played leads and supporting roles in numerous theatre productions including the title role in “Harper Regan” last year at the Tabard Theatre in which her performance was “Mesmerising” (Spy in the stalls), “Excellent in this demanding role” (London Pub Theatres) and “A tour de force… leading with elegance and raw energy that scorches throughout” (The Play’s The Thing).
    Predominantly a screen actor, Emmy’s roles include Judy in multi-award winning short “The River” and the part of Sylvia in short film "Leaves for the Moon" by Dhruv Bhatnagar for which she won the BEST ACTRESS AWARD at Westminster Film Festival 2019.
    TV credits include featured roles in BBC 1 “Casualty”, Netflix “Murder Maps” and feature “Ghost” on Amazon.
    Emmy also writes and produces and co-founded theatre company Contentment Productions in 2018.
    #resilience #actor #crisis #mentalhealth #wellbeing #adaptability


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    • 33 min
    Improvising and finding fun

    Improvising and finding fun

    What do improvising and having fun have to do with getting through challenging times? A whole lot as it turns out. Listen to this week's interview with the talented Linus Karp as he tells his story of suddenly losing all income and all work overnight when the pandemic struck and having to leave the country!
    He talks about long weeks and months with no work but he never stopped creating and never stopped looking for ways to have fun - these are key facets for improvisers - working with what is, continuing to boost a positive attitude and keeping going. Yet he also talks candidly about the days when getting up and just getting a meal on the table was the biggest achievement.
    Join us for a little inspiration, a little improv and some great tips. If you watch the podcast on YouTube you'll also be treated to some of Linus's live performances! Watch on Unimenta.
    #podcast #improv #thriving #emerging #creatives #pandemic
    Linus Karp is a Swedish actor based in London. His most recent show "how to live a jelliclelife: life lessons from the 2019 hit movie musical 'cats'" had a five-star reviewed sold out run in October and was recently featured in the Guardian, and is due to come back once theatresreopen. Previously he's performed the solo show "Awkward Conversations With Animals I've F*cked" in London, on tour and at the Edinburgh Fringe. He also performs improvised comedy with Geraldyne Improv and loves walking in the woods.

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    • 27 min
    Emerging - Bite-sized 1

    Emerging - Bite-sized 1

    Welcome to our very first Bite-sized episode from our Emerging series! This is a mini episode where I'll be talking about some of the skills and tips that have helped our interviewees from the creative and performing arts.
    Last week I spoke to the lovely art student and poet Elaoise Benson about how she has handled having so much taken away from her as a result of the pandemic. Elaoise speaks candidly of struggling with anxiety and the many hurdles she has successfully navigated to not only cope but really thrive.
    In this mini episode I touch on three strategies she has used which you can use too. If you're feeling a little demotivated, a little meh or just want some inspiration, have a listen. And if you missed last week's interview with Elaoise catch up with it here too!
    #artstudent #pandemic #thriving #mentalhealth #wellbeing #bitesized #emerging

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    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

mycoachchris ,

Leading the way in the future of soft skills.

The '7 skills for the future' book is fantastic, and this podcast takes it to the next level. Emma-Sue Prince has a great conversational style that makes you feel like she's speaking directly to you. The series shares each of the 7 skills individually; adaptability, critical thinking, empathy, integrity, resilience, being proactive, and optimism. Emma-Sue draws on the teachings from the book and enhances them by exploring how each of these skills is used daily and the importance of them. The guests are great, and Emma-Sue allows us to see the variety of ways in which different people implement the skills in their personal and professional life. I am confident guests will be fighting to take part. This podcast has a real opportunity to lead the way we think about soft skills in the UK, and I think this should be mandatory listening for anyone wanting to enhance their skills, working in the field of training or coaching, or seeking to enhance their employees' development. I can't wait to hear more.

Christel Dee ,

Emma-Sue is an expert in her field

This easily digestible podcast is essential listening for anyone needing a hand navigating life in our modern world. Emma-Sue sheds new light on soft skills and gives expert advice on how to utilise these in a rapidly changing world to improve personal and professional relationships, gain better career opportunities and much more! I’m very much looking forward to hearing future episodes and reading more in her book, ‘7 Skills For The Future’.

Home of the fancy hens ,

Adaptability....more than you think !

So useful to unpack the subtleties, we think we know what it is and we are on it but a more mindful approach to how we react is key. I am starting tonight by ordering something different from the menu! Looking forward to catching up on the next podcasts, so positive and inspiring, thank you.

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