163 episodes

Focusing on the importance of WHY, Amy Rowlinson asks her guests to share their WHY - essentially what it is they do and why they do it. The Focus on WHY podcast is a collection of relatable, uplifting and inspiring conversations seeking to inspire you with differing perspectives provided by guests who are at differing stages in their careers, business and life. The intention of this podcast is to encourage you to focus on your WHY, to enable and empower you to achieve your desires.

Focus on WH‪Y‬ Amy Rowlinson

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 164 Ratings

Focusing on the importance of WHY, Amy Rowlinson asks her guests to share their WHY - essentially what it is they do and why they do it. The Focus on WHY podcast is a collection of relatable, uplifting and inspiring conversations seeking to inspire you with differing perspectives provided by guests who are at differing stages in their careers, business and life. The intention of this podcast is to encourage you to focus on your WHY, to enable and empower you to achieve your desires.

    162 Courage to Speak with Simon Day

    162 Courage to Speak with Simon Day

    After years of suffering with crippling communication anxiety, Simon Day was left with two choices: spend his whole life hiding in the shadows and risk losing everything, or find his voice. It was through the strength of conversations that Simon finally found the courage to speak. Communication, connection and courage come together to create opportunity, fulfilment and meaningful work.
    KEY TAKEAWAY
    “There's fear at one end. There's confidence at the other end and everything in between is courage. There is no short cut. There is no fast track but if you can exercise a particle of courage enough to take that first decision, there is a way out and there is a way up and there is a way to a more fulfilled, happier life but it will come when you choose it and you have to choose to start that journey.”
    ABOUT SIMON DAY
    Through a painful yet empowering journey of discovery, Simon Day has transformed from terrified teenager to UK award-winning speaker and communications coach. Simon now employs his communication skills as a middle leader in secondary education and works under his self-built brand, Simon Speaks, to coach others seeking to lose their fear, find their voice and speak with greater power.
    CONNECT WITH SIMON
    Website: https:www.simonspeaks.co.uk
    E-mail: simon@simonspeaks.co.uk
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonspeaks
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/_simonspeaks
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_simonspeaks/
    Simon Speaks: A Public Speaking Podcast –
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/simon-speaks-a-public-speaking-podcast/id1485295526
     https://open.spotify.com/show/3DzxPioC1TIet3X43M1Yfw
    ABOUT THE HOST - AMY ROWLINSON
    Amy is a Life Purpose Coach, iTunes #1 Podcaster, Podcast Mentor, Speaker, Mastermind Host and Property Investor. Through coaching and workshops, Amy works with businesses to Focus on WHY to create people-centred environments, by improving productivity and employee engagement by focusing on fulfilment, values and purpose.
    Amy inspires and empowers entrepreneurial clients to discover the life they dream of by assisting them to make it their reality through their own action taking. Helping them to focus on their WHY with clarity uniting their passion and purpose with a plan to create the life they truly desire.
    If you would like Amy to help you on your podcast hosting or to focus on your WHY then please book a free 20 min call via www.calendly.com/amyrowlinson/enquirycall
    Please sign up for the weekly Friday Focus newsletter at https://www.amyrowlinson.com/subscribe-to-weekly-newsletter
     
    CONNECT WITH AMY
    https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@amyrowlinson
    https://www.instagram.com/focusonwhy/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/amy.rowlinson/
    https://www.facebook.com/RowlinsonAmy/https://www.facebook.com/focusonwhy/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/focusonwhy/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyrowlinson/
     
    HOSTED BY: Amy Rowlinson
     
    DISCLAIMER
    The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. 

    • 42 min
    161 Sharing Knowledge with Peter Freeth

    161 Sharing Knowledge with Peter Freeth

    Regardless of what the environment is doing, people will always seek to learn and develop themselves as they have a need for knowledge whether that is found through reading books, listening to podcasts, watching videos on YouTube or going on training courses. Sharing and creating knowledge is at the heart of everything Peter Freeth does. Focusing on the importance of time, senses, labelling, enjoyment, direction and money, Peter also shares what he believes to be the fundamental design flaw in human beings.
    KEY TAKEAWAY
    “What they don't realise is, the salary isn’t the barrier. The money isn't the barrier. Time is the barrier. There are lots of different ways you can get more money but you can't get more time.”
    ABOUT PETER FREETH
    Peter Freeth creates knowledge - as an author, executive coach, leadership consultant and expert in the science and practice of learning. Since 2002, Peter’s business, Genius, has worked with global businesses to deliver talent and leadership programs and to introduce mentoring and coaching to wider audiences, driving measurable results in business performance and personal fulfilment.
    Prior to this, Peter worked in the telecoms industry for 17 years, in technical support and then service design and solution sales. Peter is the author of more than 20 books, covering subjects such as organisational culture, sales, coaching, learning and NLP, in which Peter is one of a handful of SNLP certified Master Trainers.
     
     CONNECT WITH PETER
    https://genius.coach/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterfreethgenius/

    https://twitter.com/genius_learning
     
    ABOUT THE HOST - AMY ROWLINSON
    Amy is a Life Purpose Coach, iTunes #1 Podcaster, Podcast Mentor, Speaker, Mastermind Host and Property Investor. Through coaching and workshops, Amy works with businesses to Focus on WHY to create people-centred environments, by improving productivity and employee engagement by focusing on fulfilment, values and purpose.
    Amy inspires and empowers entrepreneurial clients to discover the life they dream of by assisting them to make it their reality through their own action taking. Helping them to focus on their WHY with clarity uniting their passion and purpose with a plan to create the life they truly desire.
    If you would like Amy to help you on your podcast hosting or to focus on your WHY then please book a free 20 min call via www.calendly.com/amyrowlinson/enquirycall
    Please sign up for the weekly Friday Focus newsletter at https://www.amyrowlinson.com/subscribe-to-weekly-newsletter
     
    CONNECT WITH AMY
    https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@amyrowlinson
    https://www.instagram.com/focusonwhy/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/amy.rowlinson/
    https://www.facebook.com/RowlinsonAmy/https://www.facebook.com/focusonwhy/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/focusonwhy/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyrowlinson/
     
    HOSTED BY: Amy Rowlinson
     
    DISCLAIMER
    The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. 
     
     
     
     

    • 56 min
    160 Reflections and Observations with Amy Rowlinson

    160 Reflections and Observations with Amy Rowlinson

    Amy Rowlinson shares her reflections and observations of these recent podcast episodes:
     
    155 Unbroken with Madeleine Black
    156 Talking Funny with Jeremy Nicholas
    157 See Change Happen with Joanne Lockwood
    158 Sky’s the Limit with Emma Davies
    159 Building Better Business with William Buist
     
    KEY TAKEAWAY
    “If time is your most precious resource, then listening to someone is the most valuable gift that you can give.”
     
    BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS*
    Time to Think by Nancy Kline - https://amzn.to/2R0rOZb
    More Time to Think by Nancy Kline - https://amzn.to/3fNta3M
    In The Road Less Stupid by Keith J. Cunningham - https://amzn.to/39EFLT8
    The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz, PhD - https://amzn.to/3wtkAx2
     
    LINK
    https://ethology.eu/laughter-is-the-shortest-distance-between-two-people/
     
     
    ABOUT THE HOST - AMY ROWLINSON
    Amy is a Life Purpose Coach, iTunes #1 Podcaster, Podcast Mentor, Speaker, Mastermind Host and Property Investor. Through coaching and workshops, Amy works with businesses to Focus on WHY to create people-centred environments, by improving productivity and employee engagement by focusing on fulfilment, values and purpose.
    Amy inspires and empowers entrepreneurial clients to discover the life they dream of by assisting them to make it their reality through their own action taking. Helping them to focus on their WHY with clarity uniting their passion and purpose with a plan to create the life they truly desire.
    If you would like Amy to help you on your podcast hosting or to focus on your WHY then please book a free 20 min call via www.calendly.com/amyrowlinson/enquirycall
    Please sign up for the weekly Friday Focus newsletter at https://www.amyrowlinson.com/subscribe-to-weekly-newsletter
     
    CONNECT WITH AMY
    https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@amyrowlinson
    https://www.instagram.com/focusonwhy/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/amy.rowlinson/
    https://www.facebook.com/RowlinsonAmy/
    https://www.facebook.com/focusonwhy/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/focusonwhy/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyrowlinson/
     
    HOSTED BY: Amy Rowlinson
    *As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
     
     
     
     
     

    • 34 min
    159 Building Better Business with William Buist

    159 Building Better Business with William Buist

    By connecting the dots and weaving the strands, you can see the tapestry of your life come together in an authentic way. Working with business owners and leaders, William Buist helps people to understand what building better business means, recognising through their WHY when they could be better, how they need to separate their history from their future and how collectively, minds and resources can come together to make a difference.
    KEY TAKEAWAY
    “Taking the time to reflect on what we know, what we can do, and who we are as individuals, changes who we are as individuals.”
    ABOUT WILLIAM BUIST
    William Buist is a mentor, confidant and speaker. William’s considered approach uses creative, enduring and effective strategies which have been developed from more than 16 years of experience working with successful businesses.
    Together in a safe, supportive, environment which will challenge you to create the business that you have always wanted, your curiosity, varied interests and determination to enjoy the work are all part of what makes Building Better Business a fulfilling journey.
     
    CONNECT WITH WILLIAM
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wbuist/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/william.buist/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/WilliamBuist
    Website: https://www.williambuist.com/
     
    ABOUT THE HOST - AMY ROWLINSON
    Amy is a Life Purpose Coach, iTunes #1 Podcaster, Podcast Mentor, Speaker, Mastermind Host and Property Investor. Through coaching and workshops, Amy works with businesses to Focus on WHY to create people-centred environments, by improving productivity and employee engagement by focusing on fulfilment, values and purpose.
    Amy inspires and empowers entrepreneurial clients to discover the life they dream of by assisting them to make it their reality through their own action taking. Helping them to focus on their WHY with clarity uniting their passion and purpose with a plan to create the life they truly desire.
    If you would like Amy to help you on your podcast hosting or to focus on your WHY then please book a free 20 min call via www.calendly.com/amyrowlinson/enquirycall
    Please sign up for the weekly Friday Focus newsletter at https://www.amyrowlinson.com/subscribe-to-weekly-newsletter
     
    CONNECT WITH AMY
    https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@amyrowlinson
    https://www.instagram.com/focusonwhy/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/amy.rowlinson/
    https://www.facebook.com/RowlinsonAmy/https://www.facebook.com/focusonwhy/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/focusonwhy/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyrowlinson/
     
    HOSTED BY: Amy Rowlinson
     
    DISCLAIMER
    The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. 
     
     

    • 42 min
    158 Sky’s the Limit with Emma Davies

    158 Sky’s the Limit with Emma Davies

    Lawyer by day, author by candlelight, with a total mindset reset, Emma Davies proves that the sky’s the limit. Having lost her confidence struggling with post-natal anxiety and mum guilt, Emma adopted mindset techniques and personal development growth to find a more liberating way to live. She learned how to say yes, and no, to people or events focusing on what was right for her. With a quirky sense of humour, Emma shares the raw, real and honest journey of her recovery from breast cancer and post-natal anxiety to find her confidence once more and appreciate what is right on her doorstep.
    BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS*
    The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle - https://amzn.to/2P5WfNh
    The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins - https://amzn.to/3cr2T9v
    Take my hair (but not my humour): one mum’s journey seeing off breast cancer’ by Emma Davies - https://amzn.to/3wh2zCn
    KEY TAKEAWAY
    “If you don't like it, change it but if you can't change it, change the way you feel about it. Positives can be found in the darkest of times. If you open your eyes and you look you can find something positive in most situations.”
     
    ABOUT EMMA DAVIES
    Lawyer by day, representing nurses, Emma Davies is now an author by night having written and shared her story following an unexpected breast cancer diagnosis in 2019.
    Throughout treatment Emma found journaling cathartic. Sending weekly mini blogs to her friends and family and after calls of ‘You should write a book’ she thought ‘I bloody will’. ‘Take my hair (but not my humour): one mum’s journey seeing off breast cancer’ was self-published on the 1st October 2020.  
    Emma shares her ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ style journey through breast cancer treatment to hold the hand of others going through similar big life experiences but also their loved ones who may be looking in and wondering how they can help.  
    CONNECT WITH EMMA
    Email - emma@lightboxblogger.co.uk
    You can also find Emma on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @lightboxblogger and her ‘parenting and cancer’ blog is www.lightboxblogger.co.uk
    ABOUT THE HOST - AMY ROWLINSON
    Amy is a Life Purpose Coach, iTunes #1 Podcaster, Podcast Mentor, Speaker, Mastermind Host and Property Investor. Through coaching and workshops, Amy works with businesses to Focus on WHY to create people-centred environments, by improving productivity and employee engagement by focusing on fulfilment, values and purpose.
    Amy inspires and empowers entrepreneurial clients to discover the life they dream of by assisting them to make it their reality through their own action taking. Helping them to focus on their WHY with clarity uniting their passion and purpose with a plan to create the life they truly desire.
    If you would like Amy to help you on your podcast hosting or to focus on your WHY then please book a free 20 min call via www.calendly.com/amyrowlinson/enquirycall
    Please sign up for the weekly Friday Focus newsletter at https://www.amyrowlinson.com/subscribe-to-weekly-newsletter
     
    CONNECT WITH AMY
    https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@amyrowlinson
    https://www.instagram.com/focusonwhy/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/amy.rowlinson/
    https://www.facebook.com/RowlinsonAmy/https://www.facebook.com/focusonwhy/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/focusonwhy/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyrowlinson/
     
    HOSTED BY: Amy Rowlinson
     
    DISCLAIMER
    The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence. *As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

    • 37 min
    157 See Change Happen with Joanne Lockwood

    157 See Change Happen with Joanne Lockwood

    As a leading authority on Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging who engages with organisations to develop policy and best practice to be more inclusive for all people, Joanne Lockwood is challenging biases. She helps businesses to develop a vision and strategy for conscious inclusion, with the aim of bringing about positive culture change and employee experience.
    Joanne promotes transgender awareness and support to businesses and organisations throughout the UK, Europe and elsewhere developing allies’ programmes as assisting in policy and LGBTQ+ inclusion strategies. Building equity and reducing marginalisation, Joanne’s mission is to See Change Happen.
    KEY TAKEAWAY
    “Think about your own WHY. Think about what you can do and talk to people, listen to people and start to build a little network of friends or supporters. It's much easier to go into the world when you're not alone. So whoever it may be, just find somebody. Start slowly. Build it up. Believe in yourself.”
    ABOUT JOANNE
    Joanne Lockwood is the founder and CEO of SEE Change Happen, an Equality Diversity & Inclusion Practice specialising in providing Transgender Awareness and support to organisations and businesses. Her mantra is Smile, Engage and Educate and she passionately believes that “people are people” and, no matter who they are, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
    CONNECT WITH JOANNE
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jolockwood/
    https://seechangehappen.co.uk
    https://twitter.com/jo_lockwood1965
    https://twitter.com/seechangehappen
    https://instagram.com/jo_lockwood1965
    https://instagram.com/seechangehappen
    https://seechangehappen.co.uk/inclusion-bites  
    https://seechangehappen.co.uk/spotlight
     
    Video Clips, Articles, Blogs and Showreels
    In the Media: https://seechangehappen.co.uk/news/featured-articles/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SEEChangeHappen Testimonials: https://seechangehappen.co.uk/testimonials  
    ABOUT THE HOST - AMY ROWLINSON
    Amy is a Life Purpose Coach, iTunes #1 Podcaster, Speaker, Mastermind Host and Property Investor. Through coaching and workshops, Amy works with businesses to Focus on WHY to create people-centred environments, by improving productivity and employee engagement by focusing on fulfilment, values and purpose.
    Amy inspires and empowers entrepreneurial clients to discover the life they dream of by assisting them to make it their reality through their own action taking. Helping them to focus on their WHY with clarity uniting their passion and purpose with a plan to create the life they truly desire.
    If you would like Amy to help you on your podcast hosting or to focus on your WHY then please book a free 20 min call via www.calendly.com/amyrowlinson/enquirycall
    Please sign up for the weekly Friday Focus newsletter at https://www.amyrowlinson.com/subscribe-to-weekly-newsletter
     
    CONNECT WITH AMY
    https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@amyrowlinson
    https://www.instagram.com/focusonwhy/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/amy.rowlinson/
    https://www.facebook.com/RowlinsonAmy/https://www.facebook.com/focusonwhy/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/focusonwhy/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyrowlinson/
     
    HOSTED BY: Amy Rowlinson
     
    DISCLAIMER
    The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

Andrea👠👠 ,

Well worth a regular listen!

I’m a big fan of podcasts and have my favourites for daily dog walks, cooking, washing up ... Amy is definitely one that I look out for and enjoy listening to, well worth a regular listen ☺️

Isobel.R ,

Beautiful life affirming conversations

Amy has the rare gift of putting her guests in the spotlight, letting them tell their stories, bringing each to life with insightful questions that create a podcast with pace - energy, always packed full of inspiration and a threaded through with life affirming sense of possibility .

Kym @ Building Brand You ,

So engaging!!!

I've listened to a few episodes so far and I love the way Amy allows her guests to share their why in a way that prompts us to think about ours! looking forward to exploring more...

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