Come with an inquisitive mind and join author and psychologist Fiona Murden in the Dot to Dot podcast.
In the first series, Behind the Person, Fiona interviews experts, innovators, leaders and personalities from diverse backgrounds, sharing their lives, learnings, solutions and what makes them tick. Learn about their journeys through life, how they've navigated the highs and lows to reach the personal and professional positions they have.
Why rituals work - with Lou & Fi
On this week’s episode of the Dot to Dot podcast Lou and I talk about why rituals work. It turns out that there are real, scientific benefits to rituals. Rituals are practiced in all walks of life from preparing for a job interview to playing sport – and of course in every religion. On the whole they ease our worries, concerns, grief, anxieties and give us comfort. When we take them too far they risk becoming OCD, when used in moderation they can actually benefit even people who claim not to believe that they work (Scientific American).
Adulting - Psychology says you need to achieve these 3 goals to become an adult - with Lou & Fi.
Psychology says you need to achieve these 3 goals to become an adult. This week Lou and I discuss those three things and more. I personally have never felt like I've grown up. But what does that mean from a psychological standpoint.
Humanity's greatest potential lies in the underrated, undiscovered underdogs of the world - with George Styles
This week on the podcast I speak to George Styles. George believes that humanities greatest potential lies in the underrated, undiscovered underdogs of the world. And anyone who knows me knows how much I believe in us all having huge untapped potential. This makes for a really fun discussion about all sorts of topics.
What a sports psychologists has to say about the Olympics - with Lou & Fi
This week I talk to Lou about what it feels like for athletes going to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Having just bid farewell to one of her Olympians Lou shares what it feels like from her side of the table, what the Olympians are facing this year and why in Lou's words it will be an Olympics like no other.
Ex-Olympian explains how embracing vulnerability saved his life - Jack Green with Lou & Fi
On this week’s episode Lou and I speak to Olympian Jack Green. Jack competed in the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics. Jack has learnt about mental health the hard way, super human on so many levels – able to endure more pain, train harder, run faster coming to a point where he accepted that he was not OK and eventually to an understanding that our mental states cannot be 'fixed'. Something society inadvertently teaches us made worse still when you're heralded as invincible.
From humble beginnings to Non Exec Director at Coca Cola - Christine Cross
Christine Cross is a non-exec director for some big brands including Coca Cola Europe. I met Chris through work when I was profiling for a CEO role at another company she was a non-exec director for. It struck me then how incredibly sharp she was and that she was someone who didn't mince her words. But she is also an amazing supporter of young people (and even older ones like me) and women mentoring a huge number of people and working on a range of initiatives to see people having a good start in life.
Great podcast series
So often do we wonder why we are as we are, what makes us tick and more importantly how can we optimise that for an all round better approach to life. Fiona helps us along that journey, great podcasts and a lot of practical insight and help for these ever increasing hectic lives we lead.
Insightful and fun
Fiona manages to get right under the skin of guests to really understand what makes them tick. She does this in a very subtle and skilled way which shows her many years experience in profiling. In depth whilst warm and engaging.
The episodes with Lou are informative on so many psychological topics whilst also very amusing.
Wonderful podcast series!
Really interesting guests and the discussions between Fiona and Lou take this complex and fascinating subject matter and make it accessible and relatable to everyone. So many priceless nuggets to take away, I can get enough!