18 episodes

Learning through stories when a life chapter ends. From career endings to family breakups – it’s not easy when things end. Hazel Showell dives into these stories with her guests. Endings combines narrative with executive coaching techniques to help us with our own endings.

Endings Hazel Showell

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Learning through stories when a life chapter ends. From career endings to family breakups – it’s not easy when things end. Hazel Showell dives into these stories with her guests. Endings combines narrative with executive coaching techniques to help us with our own endings.

    Choosing A Child-Free Life

    Choosing A Child-Free Life

    “Until the day it's not a possibility, it remains possible. So, stay hopeful.”
    In this heartfelt episode of 'Endings,'  Business psychologist and executive coach Hazel Showell shares her own experiences with child loss and the complex journey towards acceptance and peace. 
    With the support of her friend Charlotte Ashton, Hazel delves into the emotional and generational impacts of choosing a life without children. Through candid conversation and a powerful family systems coaching exercise, they uncover the costs and hopes intertwined in the lineage of motherhood.
    This episode is not just a tale of loss, but a tribute to the strength found in hard decisions and the hope in building a child-free life.
    Places to go if you have lost a baby or can’t have one:
    Miscarriage Association 
    Tommys.org (miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy support)
    Mind (Mental Health support)
    These resources have links for different types of support if you are affected by this issue.

    More from Hazel: 
    Visit her website: Just Hazel
    Or connect on: LinkedIn

    • 39 min
    The End Of Being Missing - Finding Your Birth Family

    The End Of Being Missing - Finding Your Birth Family

    "When you spend 30 years searching for someone that becomes part of your identity”
    Walter Hubley spent three decades searching for his birth family and trying to understand his heritage. 
    Business psychologist and executive coach Hazel Showell explores how more often than not what you’re looking for is what you’ll find. In this episode, you’ll hear the secret to accepting whatever it is that you find. 
    Walter always knew he was adopted, but a nagging feeling sent him into a search to find his place in the world. Walter would spend three decades on a search that takes him around the world. Along the way, Walter had to come to terms with what would happen if his search didn’t pay off and how he’d fit into his biological family.
    You can read Hazel’s accompanying blog for this episode here. 
    You can also download the acceptance worksheet here.
    And you can download the family systems worksheet here
    More from Hazel: 
    Visit her website: Just Hazel
    Or connect on: LinkedIn

    • 39 min
    When The Job You Love Doesn't Pay The Bills

    When The Job You Love Doesn't Pay The Bills

    “This is the platform to continue telling someone’s story”
    It was experiencing personal loss that led Andy Jones to a profound career change. 
    After ending a successful career as a film producer Andy found a new role as a funeral celebrant which allows him to weave the final chapters of people's stories with dignity and depth. 
    Business psychologist and Executive Coach, Hazel Showell and Andy discuss the art of crafting meaningful farewells, the importance of storytelling in honouring a life, and the personal growth that comes from embracing change.
    This episode of ‘Endings’ will show you how a life amidst endings can teach us the true value of living.
    If you want to help whilst navigating a career change Hazel has the perfect thing for you. which you can access on her website: justhazel.co.uk. 
    You can check out Hazel’s accompanying blog here
    Hazel has a 'Different Futures' worksheet just for listeners of this episode you can find that here.
    More from Hazel…
    Visit her website: Just Hazel
    Or connect on: LinkedIn
    Connect with Andy
    Via Facebook
    Via X FKA Twitter

    • 34 min
    Finding Yourself Whilst Losing Your Business

    Finding Yourself Whilst Losing Your Business

    "I’m really grateful I’ve been gifted that perspective”
    Chef Mary-Ellen McTague faced two of life’s biggest tests; the loss of her business and a marriage, compounded by the revelation of her ADHD.
    Business psychologist and Executive Coach, Hazel Showell explores the intersection of life's toughest transitions and the unexpected gifts they can bring. In this episode, you’ll hear how chaos can lead to clarity and why it's never too late to embrace the gifts of neurodivergence.
    After the closure of her restaurants and the end of her marriage, a chance conversation with a friend got Mary-Ellen to think there could be a reason for her struggles.  As she grapples with the diagnosis of ADHD, discover how Mary-Ellen transforms her struggles into strengths, redefines success, and learns to practice self-compassion. It's a story that will inspire anyone who's ever felt out of step with the world around them.
    You can read Hazel's accompanying blog for this episode here
    You can also download the self-compassion worksheet here
    More from Hazel…
    Visit her website: Just Hazel
    Or connect on: LinkedIn
    Connect with Mary-Ellen
    On Instagram:@maryellenmctague. 

    Mary-Ellen's Photo Credit: Rebecca Lupton

    • 37 min
    How To Get Through Grief

    How To Get Through Grief

    “There was nothing romantic about their deaths”
    Karen Green’s life was turned upside down when both of her parents became terminally ill within a very short space of time. Karen and her brothers were forced to navigate the complexities of grief, family dynamics, and the harsh realities of illness and dementia
    Business psychologist and Executive Coach, Hazel Showell discovers the importance of seizing the moment, and having those big, difficult conversations while there is still time. You’ll hear how illnesses altered the relationships of everyone in Karen's family. Including how dementia comes with a double loss, of the person that you knew, and the person that they became. 
    Hazel has her own guide for those who are experiencing grief, which you can access here.
    As well as a worksheet on supporting people who are recently bereaved which you can access here.
    Read Hazel's accompanying blog for this episode
    More from Hazel…
    Visit her website: Just Hazel
    Or connect on: LinkedIn
    Connect with Karen

    • 32 min
    Accepting Limitations To Live A Limitless Life

    Accepting Limitations To Live A Limitless Life

    “I want to die as fit as possible”
    Philip Dyer decided to do something unique, he chose to end with the start in mind. When he retired from competitive Karate while he was still in his 20s, his commitment to personal well-being and his pursuit of excellence were only just beginning.
    Business psychologist and Executive Coach, Hazel Showell discovers how accepting his limitations at 20 leads Philip to even more of life’s experiences. You’ll hear the lessons Philip learnt from being a Karate champion at 17, and how they shaped his approach to the challenges that life would bring him. You’ll learn how to know if it’s the right time for an ending. 
    If you want to understand the ways you can find acceptance, then Hazel has the perfect thing for you. Click here to find Hazel’s acceptance worksheet, which you can access on her website: justhazel.co.uk. 

    You can check out Hazel’s accompanying blog for her episode with Phillip here.

    More from Hazel…
    Visit her website: Just Hazel
    Or connect on: LinkedIn

    Connect with Philip
    Via LinkedIn

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Carlydr ,

A cracking podcast

It was easy to relate to the real life story and I loved the phrase tougher not harder, how to develop resilience in a way that strengthens and softens. The practical tools are useful as is the reminder to notice why we might be staying. The conversation about guilt is so interesting, guilty about staying, leaving, making redundancies, and if we can find a way to tolerate this guilt, endings offer us ways to grow, perhaps in ways we had not imagined. Thanks for sharing your story.

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