100 episodes

A podcast of hope. Sharing stories of those another door moments, moments that change your life.

Like the best friend who shares the words you need to hear when Life stuff is happening. This is what the podcast is all about. And it might make you smile. Thank you for listening.

Another Door Stories Eleanor Tweddell

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

A podcast of hope. Sharing stories of those another door moments, moments that change your life.

Like the best friend who shares the words you need to hear when Life stuff is happening. This is what the podcast is all about. And it might make you smile. Thank you for listening.

    #126 Breaking free from toxic productivity to find joy

    #126 Breaking free from toxic productivity to find joy

    "I was doing far too much and I had been doing far too much as long as I could remember. I didn't know the word burnout still at that point in time but I was burnt out and I needed to make a drastic change."
    In today's episode, we're joined by the incredible Tamu Thomas, who brings her wisdom and heart-centred approach to self-growth and healing.
    Tamu shares her story of transitioning from a high pressure, high stress career to a life more aligned with her core values, and a life filled with more joy. A move sparked by her battles with depression, anxiety, and a powerful wake-up call during a panic attack. We talk about her latest book, "Women Who Work Too Much," which is a rallying cry for women (actually anyone can read this and resonate!) to see their true selves beyond societal expectations.
    I loved the poetic and affirming notes in her book that seek to connect directly with the heart, and support you to break free from a toxic work culture. So often we don’t realise we are in that cycle, or that we have options.
    So join us for a deeply inspirational and soothing conversation about breaking free, finding our own rhythm, and embracing the beautiful messiness of life. 
    "I thought there's no way in the world I am robbing my child of a vibrant, energetic, joyful mother. I want to make sure that I am role modelling for her something different, a ‘new form of womanhood’."
     
    Here are the highlights:
     
    04:44 Struggling single mum vows to work for herself.
    07:38 Overcoming panic, burnout, and seeking personal growth.
    10:11 Supporting women to work less, live more.
    15:07 Seek help and support in your journey.
    19:14 Plans to publish book developed naturally and unexpectedly.
    22:58 Hay House supported book on challenging topics.
    24:32 Clarity in understanding and expressing core values.
    30:18 Investing in coaching, growth-minded friends, and transition.
    32:35 Open up, connect, and explore new perspectives.
    39:17 Book addresses shadow aspects of working too much.
     
    Tamu Thomas’ Another Door go-tos The things that helped Tamu navigate change.
    Books: “The Shadow Effect" by Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and Marianne Williamson. “Return to Love" by Marianne Williamson**
    Music: “Love Will Save the Day" by Des-ree*
    The one piece of advice: 
    “Look at the door in front of you. Be moved by the door in front of you. Walk through that door. Take the next step and the next step and the next step. Keep your walking forward.”
     
    About your host Eleanor Tweddell:
    Eleanor supports individuals, teams and organisations through change. Whether it’s 121 coaching or large scale organisational change through communications and training. Eleanor’s work centres around how we, as humans, work through change, embracing the messy bits, the role of playing, with the aim to see opportunity. “Too often we get stuck in the change happening to us, when just through that next door is an exciting next chapter.” 
     
    Eleanor is the founder of Another Door, and Get-Recommended.com and the author of Why losing your job could be the best thing that ever happened to you. 
     
    Connect with Eleanor:
    Instagram:instagram/anotherdooruk
    LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/eleanor-tweddell/
    Website: eleanortweddell.com
     
    Are you looking for speakers with a fresh voice for your next workshop or conference? Check out www.get-recommended.com
     
    About Tamu Thomas
    Tamu Thomas is an accomplished author, executive coach, and keynote speaker who empowers ambitious individuals and organisations to achieve sustainable success through dynamic leadership.
    Her work focuses on creating emotional safety, self-trust, and fulfilment for high-achieving women, helping them break free from toxic productivity and embrace a more harmonious, joyful approach to work and life. Tamu's unique methodology blends somatic practices, nervous system awareness, and leadership expertise, creating a holistic approach that addresses both pers

    • 43 min
    #125 Closing a door when you are (in the eyes of others) at the peak of success

    #125 Closing a door when you are (in the eyes of others) at the peak of success

    “Starting something new is really exciting, and closing one door on something that doesn't serve you or make you happy anymore is very good for your mind, body, and spirit.”
     
    Claire Winter is the creative force behind the Creatrix Journey and Winter Audio and she shares her journey of embracing joy and ease in her work after closing the door on a successful but exhausting content marketing business to curating walking and creative writing experiences and co-founding a podcast production agency. 
     
    We talk about tricky mid-life transitions, surviving burn out, and testing new ventures.
     
    Get ready for a deep conversation about finding freedom, the messy bits in between, and the intentional shifts we can make to close a door with no regrets.
     
    "So all the things that I've built and learned, storytelling, how to write great headlines, how to express yourself, how to find what your unique talents are and share them with the world. I'm able to  bring them to the work that I do and all of it feels aligned. It feels joyful."
     
    Or
     
    “Creating for the joy of it, not because you have to."
     
    Here are the highlights:
     
    04:02 Self-employment journey involves many twists and turns.
    07:02 Being self-employed has it challenges.
    12:43 Transition from content marketing to soul-led creativity.
    14:11 Creating and holding space for others to create
    18:26 Listen to the body's signals, find fulfillment in work.
    20:53 Consider what you need and overcome fear. 
    25:32 Create and share your unique content, and amplify on socials.
     
     
    Claire Winter’s Another Door go-tos The things that helped Claire navigate change.
    Books: The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron 
    Music: Go Your Own Way.  Fleetwood Mac
    The one piece of advice: “Go for a walk and do some writing after your walk to get clear on why you're closing that door and explore the opportunities of the new doors that you could open.”
    About your host Eleanor Tweddell:
    Eleanor supports individuals, teams and organisations through change. Whether it’s 121 coaching or large scale organisational change through communications and training. Eleanor’s work centres around how we, as humans, work through change, embracing the messy bits, the role of playing, with the aim to see opportunity. “Too often we get stuck in the change happening to us, when just through that next door is an exciting next chapter.” 
     
    Eleanor is the founder of Another Door, and Get-Recommended.com and the author of Why losing your job could be the best thing that ever happened to you. 
     
    Connect with Eleanor:
    Instagram:instagram/anotherdooruk
    LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/eleanor-tweddell/
    Website: eleanortweddell.com
     
    Are you looking for speakers with a fresh voice for your next workshop or conference? Check out www.get-recommended.com
     
    About Claire Winter: Claire is a creativity and writing coach, award-winning podcaster, and co-founder of production agency Winter Audio. She uses a blended coaching and mentoring approach to ignite her client's creativity so they can share their authentic voice and story with the world. She is a former journalist and started her career at ITN in radio and television,
     
    She also curates walking and writing experiences with her business the Creatrix Journey and loves to share her knowledge about powerful storytelling, nature connection, walking, and creative writing with organisations and individuals. You can download her free Creative Writing Guide here: https://creatrixjourney.com/free-writing-guide/
     
    Connect with:
    Instagram: @clairewinteruk;
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claire-winter-writer/
    Website: creatrixjourney.com;  winteraudio.co.uk



    Produced by winteraudio.co.uk
     

    • 30 min
    #124 The Power of Saying Yes to Opportunity (and the Joy of Accidental Careers) with Andrea McLean

    #124 The Power of Saying Yes to Opportunity (and the Joy of Accidental Careers) with Andrea McLean

    “It is never what happens to you, it’s how you react to it”
     
    On this episode Andrea McLean, media coach and presenter, joins us to talk about early career doors that open and close for us that lead us, often unexpectedly, to define where our career goes. We talk about when life feels like a hall of mirrors, accidental careers, the people around us in moments of change, losing your dream job and not letting fear get in the way, 
     
    Andrea’s refreshing philosophy of saying yes and going with the flow is a good reminder to be open to opportunities, even if they don’t quite fit what you had in mind.
     
    “Ask the question - will I regret saying no, why wouldn’t I say yes?” 
     
    Here are the highlights:
     
    04:31 Mistakenly applied for a weather presenter job.
    08:36 Editor resisted leaving for a new weather presenter job.
    14:16 Overcoming challenges and taking calculated risks.
    19:07 Sudden job loss caused confusion and disappointment.
    22:54 Invited for an interview due to mistaken identity.
    29:11 Every decision is personal, even in business.
    43:59 A resilient person keeps bouncing back from failure.
    45:39 Preparing for the worst-case scenarios can reduce fear.
    48:13 Fear is a tiger; learn to walk alongside it.
    57:11 Take small manageable steps for more progress.
     
    Are you looking for speakers with a fresh voice for your next workshop or conference? Check out
    https://recommended.anotherdoor.co.uk
    Andrea’s Another Door go-tos The things that helped Andrea navigate change.
    Books: Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff, Girl, wash your face by Rachel Hollis, What am I missing? by Emma Reed Turrell 
    Music: Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You), Foo Fighters - Times Like These
    The one piece of advice: “They say to take life one step at a time. I think too often we try to take 2 bigger steps. And if you visualise it this way, when you try and take a massive stride, you're so out of balance and you're so likely to fall over because you've taken this huge step. Whereas actually if you just take small manageable steps you will make so much more progress and you'll be so much more sure footed in what you're doing than trying to take huge big steps. So my bit of advice would be to relax. Don't think that every step you take needs to be massive.”
     
    About your host Eleanor Tweddell:
    Eleanor supports individuals, teams and organisations through change. Whether it’s 121 coaching or large scale organisational change through communications and training. Eleanor’s work centres around how we, as humans, work through change, embracing the messy bits, the role of playing, with the aim to see opportunity. “Too often we get stuck in the change happening to us, when just through that next door is an exciting next chapter.” 
     
    Eleanor is the founder of Another Door, and Get-Recommended.com and the author of Why losing your job could be the best thing that ever happened to you. 
     
    Connect with Eleanor:
    Instagram:instagram/anotherdooruk
    LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/eleanor-tweddell/
    Website: eleanortweddell.com
    About Andrea McLean:
     
    Andrea McLean is Multiple Sunday Times Best Selling Author, Broadcaster, Media Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Brand Ambassador. In her 24-year career as a broadcaster Andrea has interviewed some of the biggest names in the business, including Beyoncé, Drew Barrymore, Michael Bublé and Ariana Grande. She also hosted ITV’s ratings and multi award-winning live national Daytime chat show Loose Women for 13 years.
     
    Andrea works with Entertainers, Creatives, Authors, Brands, Founders and CEOs, helping them tell their story so they can sell their talents. Her CPD Accredited Online Coaching Course helps individuals, teams and communities get their message across clearly and with integrity.
     
    Find out more: https://themediacoach.academy/
     
    Connect with Andrea:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andreamclean1/
     
    Produced by winteraud

    • 1 hr
    #123 Opening the Door to a Spiritual Healing

    #123 Opening the Door to a Spiritual Healing

    In today's episode, I sit down with the remarkable Alexandra Galvis, formerly known as Authentic Alex on LinkedIn. Alexandra takes us on an extraordinary journey from spiritual awakenings to ancestral discoveries, and from mystical ceremonies in Colombia to the retreats that radically transformed her life. 
     
    Tune in as Alexandra shares her transformative experiences of uncovering family curses, awakening clairvoyant abilities, and healing ancestral lands. We'll explore her travels, encounters with spiritual guides, and the profound impact these experiences have had on her career and personal growth. 
     
    Come with us as we open Another Door with Alexandra Galvis.
     
    Here are the highlights:
     
    08:15 Miscarriage led to a life-changing retreat with women.
    14:36 Saturn return led to a  health crisis and introspection.
    18:23 Retreat sparked a spiritual journey, and led to ecstatic dance.
    29:30 Instinctively writing and listening to the voices from the land
    40:20 Seeking guidance after encountering signs of death.
    46:54 Obsessed with personal and spiritual development journey.
    52:13 Intuition about dying, ancestry course causes conflict.
    56:58 Unexpected discovery of black magic rituals at home.
    01:07:27 Unemployed for 9 months, but finds a new role quickly.
     
    Are you looking for speakers with a fresh voice for your next workshop or conference? Check out
    https://recommended.anotherdoor.co.uk
     
    About your host Eleanor Tweddell:
    Eleanor Tweddell is the founder of Another Door, a place to navigate change, and founder of Recommended, a platform to find experts to support change in your workplace. Eleanor helps people to create transformative experiences in the workplace through training, speaking and workshops. Eleanor is the author of Why losing your job could be the best thing that ever happened to you. 
     
    Connect with Eleanor:
    instagram/anotherdooruk
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/eleanor-tweddell/
     
    About Alex:
    In July 2015, Alexandra began documenting her Heroine's Journey on LinkedIn. Every single thing that you'd be scared of sharing publicly, Alexandra either wrote about, videoed or spoke about over the years to disarm some of the societal conventions that keep these topics taboo.

    After finding herself in a leadership position at 24, she experienced a quarter-life crisis that led to leaving the corporate world and creating a new definition of success. Since then, Alexandra has been named LinkedIn Top Voice UK and become an official LinkedIn Learning Instructor with over half a million learners taking my courses.

    Shortly after, she co-created a side project called #LinkedInLocal, events inviting LinkedIn connections to meet in real life, which became the biggest hashtag campaign on LinkedIn. Creating communities in 100 countries and 1,000 cities with no budget before handing over the reins to LinkedIn.

    However, at the peak of her entrepreneurial career as a Leadership Trainer, LinkedIn Coach & International Keynote Speaker she suffered a miscarriage and was plunged into grief, triggering a Dark Night of the Soul where she lost her identity, career, relationship, and joie de vivre.

    From there Alexandra began taking an interest in how we deal with loss and what it can teach us about love and how to truly live. She began learning that creativity can be a pathway to healing, mythology can be the alchemy for transformation, and writing can be a way back home.

    Alexandra's healing journey led to a nine-month sabbatical at the start of 2023 to reconnect with her roots in Colombia and Morocco, researching family ancestry and genealogy.
     
    Connect with Alex on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/authenticalex/

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #122 Beverley Akufo-Addo

    #122 Beverley Akufo-Addo

    In this episode my guest is Beverley Akufo-Addo and we are talking about returning to work, Beverly’s story involves many different doors closing, doors opening and how she returned stronger and better each time.  Beverley specialises in burn-out and helping people to work through their confidence when a door has closed.  I am sure you will be inspired by her story.
    If you love this episode why not follow and review on Apple or Spotify or wherever you get your Podcasts. Ring the Spotify bell to get new episodes first.
    Are you looking for speakers with a fresh voice for your next workshop or conference? Check out
    https://recommended.anotherdoor.co.uk
    Follow Beverley on INSTA here: https://www.instagram.com/bevdidthattt/ 

    • 48 min
    #121 Brandon Block - DJ, Life Coach, SMART trainer, Founder - Happy Days for Everyone

    #121 Brandon Block - DJ, Life Coach, SMART trainer, Founder - Happy Days for Everyone

    If you were around in the eighties clubbing it in places like Ibiza you will know my guest in this episode; Brandon Block, years of partying led to Brandon’s another door moment, we talk about that journey and the moment something went “Clunk” inside Brandon’s head and he knew it was time for a new chapter.
    If you want to be part of Brandon’s retreat in Ibiza in October and find out more about “Happy Days” click here: https://brandonblock.com

    If you love this episode why not follow and review on Apple or Spotify or wherever you get your Podcasts. Ring the Spotify bell to get new episodes first.
    Are you looking for speakers with a fresh voice for your next workshop or conference? Check out
    https://recommended.anotherdoor.co.uk

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

CallaMillor ,

An inspiring listen

Love listening to this show for its honesty, the variety of guests and topics and hearing people’s stories. Eleanor is a great host.

CJL UK ,

Important podcast

As we are in the midst of the great resignation, experts like Eleanor and her guests provide stories and avenues to explore to navigate the journey that is our careers. Get some mentors in your ears. A wonderful show.

Jane Ferré ,

The Podcast to listen to on the rollercoaster ride that is redundancy

I had the pleasure of being Eleanor’s guest on episode #18 of the podcast and I really wish there was something like this when I was going through the rollercoaster ride that is redundancy. Eleanor has such a wide network that she has brought together to share with the world. This podcast is certainly on my list of recommendations to anyone who is experiencing redundancy.

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