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Seeking fulfilment and purpose in your life? The intention of this podcast is to encourage you to focus on your WHY which will enable and empower you to achieve your desires. Creating positive, global ripple effects, guests from all walks of life and at differing stages in their business, career and life speak with podcast host, Amy Rowlinson, sharing their unique perspectives on purpose in relatable, uplifting and inspiring conversations. Have a Purpose. Have a Plan. Focus on WHY.

Focus on WHY Amy Rowlinson

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 212 Ratings

Seeking fulfilment and purpose in your life? The intention of this podcast is to encourage you to focus on your WHY which will enable and empower you to achieve your desires. Creating positive, global ripple effects, guests from all walks of life and at differing stages in their business, career and life speak with podcast host, Amy Rowlinson, sharing their unique perspectives on purpose in relatable, uplifting and inspiring conversations. Have a Purpose. Have a Plan. Focus on WHY.

    Principles of Life with Sarah Spencer

    Principles of Life with Sarah Spencer

    Ever wonder how to align your vision with the rhythms of nature? Embracing nature's wisdom to co-create a future abundant with purpose, resilience, and harmony, Sarah Spencer shares her insights on regenerative leadership, rebalancing societal traits and the interconnectedness of our actions which offer a fresh perspective on thriving in turbulent times. Sharing how keen observations, emotional envisioning and small changes can yield profound impacts, Sarah speaks of how 3.8 billion years of success, resilience, adaptability and innovation from nature can transform your business and personal life to form your principles of life.
    KEY TAKEAWAY
    ‘This approach, when we evolve it together, inspired by living systems, is really the only way that actually has been proven to work on planet Earth in terms of being sustainable and resilient long term.’
     
    ABOUT SARAH
    Sarah Spencer is a regenerative mentor, trainer, speaker, who supports individuals, businesses and organisations to adopt regenerative ways of living and working, inspired by living-systems success. She is founder of Think like a Tree and author of Think like a Tree: the natural principles guide to life. Sarah's background includes: human rights law, permaculture, community social enterprise, leadership and training. Her smallholding/woodland is in Derbyshire, UK.
     
    CONNECT WITH SARAH
    www.thinklikeatree.co.uk
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-elliott-spencer-a8916538/
     
    ABOUT THE HOST - AMY ROWLINSON
    Amy is a Life Purpose Coach, Podcast Strategist, Top 1% Global Podcaster, Speaker and Mastermind Host. Helping you to improve productivity, engagement and fulfilment in your everyday life and work, prepare to banish overwhelm, underwhelm and frustration to live with clarity of purpose.
     
    WORK WITH AMY
    If you’re interested in how purpose can help you and your business, please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/amyrowlinson/call
     
    KEEP IN TOUCH WITH AMY
    Sign up for the weekly Friday Focus - https://www.amyrowlinson.com/subscribe-to-weekly-newsletter
     
    CONNECT WITH AMY
    https://linktr.ee/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.

    • 46 min
    Redefining Retirement with Charlotte Mannion

    Redefining Retirement with Charlotte Mannion

    Are you prepared for retirement? What does retirement mean to you? Sharing how she is spending her retirement, Charlotte Mannion emphasises the importance of self-awareness, acceptance of identity shifts, and the need to embrace technological advances irrespective of age. Charlotte highlights the significance of building trust, the value of nonjudgmental behaviour, the unexpected joys of multigenerational living and how to create reciprocal relationships through volunteering. She challenges societal expectations around this chapter of life and in doing so, Charlotte is completely redefining retirement.
    KEY TAKEAWAY
    ‘You've got to enable people to have the opportunity to give back.’
     
    BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS*
    Drive by Daniel Pink - https://amzn.eu/d/01lP1Iar
    When Work Doesn’t Work Anymore by Liz Perle - https://amzn.eu/d/02gsmqj9
    The Gift Relationship by Richard Titmuss - https://amzn.eu/d/04STXnCv
     
    ABOUT CHARLOTTE
    Charlotte Mannion CF CIPD has worked as a coach and facilitator helping people to communicate better both face to face and in business writing.  Charlotte’s approach to learning relies on participants learning by doing and that learning must be both memorable and fun. Having been Chair of Governors at a local college for seven years she’s now chair of a small charity Big Breakfast Plus that serves freshly cooked breakfasts to those in need. Charlotte is continually in awe of the work of volunteers and continues to use her skills to develop and maintain their commitment to the community.
     
    CONNECT WITH CHARLOTTE
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlottemannion/
     
    ABOUT THE HOST - AMY ROWLINSON
    Amy is a Life Purpose Coach, Podcast Strategist, Top 1% Global Podcaster, Speaker and Mastermind Host. Helping you to improve productivity, engagement and fulfilment in your everyday life and work, prepare to banish overwhelm, underwhelm and frustration to live with clarity of purpose.
     
    WORK WITH AMY
    If you’re interested in how purpose can help you and your business, please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/amyrowlinson/call
     
    KEEP IN TOUCH WITH AMY
    Sign up for the weekly Friday Focus - https://www.amyrowlinson.com/subscribe-to-weekly-newsletter
     
    CONNECT WITH AMY
    https://linktr.ee/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.

    • 48 min
    Focus on WHY Trailer

    Focus on WHY Trailer

    Focus on WHY launched on 30 April 2020 and this new trailer reflects the evolution of the podcast over the years. Host Amy Rowlinson explains the intention of the show and how it will inspire, enable and empower you to achieve self-fulfilment and encourage you to focus on your WHY. Packed with stories, strategies and insights shared by Amy and her many purpose-driven guests, these episodes will help you to design your own purposeful way of life.
     
    KEY TAKEAWAY
    ‘Purpose is the overarching intention that guides your direction in life and it's whatever you choose it to be. It’s as simple as that. Your WHY is the emotional significance you assign to your purpose.’
     
    ABOUT THE HOST - AMY ROWLINSON
    Amy is a Life Purpose Coach, Podcast Strategist, Top 1% Global Podcaster, Speaker and Mastermind Host. Helping you to improve productivity, engagement and fulfilment in your everyday life and work, prepare to banish overwhelm, underwhelm and frustration to live with clarity of purpose.
     
    WORK WITH AMY
    If you’re interested in how purpose can help you and your business, please book a free 30 min call via https://calendly.com/amyrowlinson/call
     
    KEEP IN TOUCH WITH AMY
    Sign up for the weekly Friday Focus - https://www.amyrowlinson.com/subscribe-to-weekly-newsletter
     
    CONNECT WITH AMY
    https://linktr.ee/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.

    • 5 min
    An Abundant Life with Mark Saxby

    An Abundant Life with Mark Saxby

    Curious about how faith intertwines with business values and personal growth? Recognising the perpetual pressure to achieve and stay busy, Mark Saxby shifted his focus from doing to being, to savour the present moment and embody a more mindful existence. Committed to this holistic approach, Mark’s new perspective marks a significant chapter, underpinned by living authentically and exploring how his faith intertwines with business values. Sharing his revelations on balancing work, family and faith, Mark sheds light on the importance of surrendering control, positively impacting others and enjoying an abundant life.
     
    KEY TAKEAWAY
    ‘We need to accept who we are and enjoy who we are. We don't need to be somebody else. Life is there for abundance. There is an abundant life. So whatever that might look like for you, don't settle for humdrum.’
     
    ABOUT MARK
    Mark Saxby is more than just ‘another social media expert’. Combining his experience as an award-winning BBC and ITV journalist with his expertise gained after setting up one of the UK’s first specialist social media agencies in 2011, Mark and his clients have generated more than £20 million in sales through social media. Mark believes the key to successful social media is how to win over your customers rather than just understanding how the networks work. Mark has worked with organisations including Marriot Hotels, Vision Express, Graco and Booker. He also founded the national Positive Social charity, which goes into schools to teach young people how to take back control of their lives from social media.
     
    CONNECT WITH MARK
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/social-media-consultant/
    X: https://x.com/MrMarkSaxby
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marksaxby/
    Website: http://www.statussocial.co.uk/
    Website: http://positivesocial.org.uk/
     
    ABOUT THE HOST - AMY ROWLINSON
    Amy is a Life Purpose Coach, Podcast Strategist, Top 1% Global Podcaster, Speaker and Mastermind Host. Amy helps you to improve productivity, engagement and fulfilment in your everyday life and work. In banishing overwhelm, underwhelm and frustration, prepare to live with clarity of purpose.
     
    WORK WITH AMY
    Amy inspires and empowers people to discover the life they dream of by assisting 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 to focus on your WHY and discuss purpose coaching or you want to launch a purposeful podcast, then please book a free 30 min call via www.calendly.com/amyrowlinson/enquirycall
     
    KEEP IN TOUCH WITH AMY
    Sign up for the weekly Friday Focus - https://www.amyrowlinson.com/subscribe-to-weekly-newsletter
     
    CONNECT WITH AMY
    https://linktr.ee/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.

    • 33 min
    Reflections with Actions with Amy Rowlinson

    Reflections with Actions with Amy Rowlinson

    After every five guest interviews, Amy Rowlinson reflects on each of the individual episodes and focuses in on specific topics pulling on different threads and diving deeper to explore elements that piqued her interest. 
    In this episode, exploring topics of screen addiction, existential threats, gender balance, engagement at work, spaciousness, D-Day commemorations, legacy, visual storytelling, retirement, choice, mental and physical health separation and transformation, Amy shares her Reflections with Actions from these five recent podcast episodes:
     
    406 Strategic Gender Balance with Kathy Coleman
    407 Essence of Life with Riccardo Sai
    408 Spaciousness with Clare Foley
    409 Turn the Tide with Monty Halls
    410 Mental Strength with Lorna Davies and Jac McGill
     
    KEY TAKEAWAY
    ‘Your life is your story. Your story is your life. This is the essence of life.’
     
    RESOURCES
    The Social Dilemma - https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/81254224
    https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/smartphones-children-mental-health-st-albans-b2549260.html
    https://www.gallup.com/workplace/349484/state-of-the-global-workplace.aspx
     
    ABOUT THE HOST - AMY ROWLINSON
    Amy is a Life Purpose Coach, Podcast Strategist, Top 1% Global Podcaster, Speaker and Mastermind Host. Amy works with individuals to improve productivity, engagement and fulfilment, to banish overwhelm, underwhelm and frustration and to welcome clarity, achievement and purpose.
     
    WORK WITH AMY
    Amy inspires and empowers entrepreneurial clients to discover the life they dream of by assisting 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 to focus on your WHY and discuss purpose coaching or you want to launch a purposeful podcast, then please book a free 30 min call via www.calendly.com/amyrowlinson/enquirycall
     
    KEEP IN TOUCH WITH AMY
    Sign up for the weekly Friday Focus - https://www.amyrowlinson.com/subscribe-to-weekly-newsletter
     
    CONNECT WITH AMY
    https://linktr.ee/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.

    • 36 min
    Mental Strength with Lorna Davies and Jac McGill

    Mental Strength with Lorna Davies and Jac McGill

    Is your child struggling with fear, anxiety or peer pressure? Committed to improving children's mental health, building resilience and encouraging growth, Lorna Davies and Jac McGill are actively transforming anxiety into confidence. With proactive prevention such as explaining the role of fight-flight-freeze responses to children, they enhance self-awareness and empower young minds. Changing the landscape of children’s mental health and wellbeing, Lorna and Jac’s holistic perspective combines both physical and mental strength.  
     
    KEY TAKEAWAY
    ‘We have a big vision, a big mission ahead of us and that is to change the landscape of mental health in children. We want to reimagine it and think about their mental strength and have a very solutions-based approach towards that.’
     
    ABOUT LORNA AND JAC
    Lorna Davies and Jac McGill, the visionary founders of Wise for My Size, champion children's mental health and well-being. Leveraging their diverse backgrounds in Health and Education, they sought to overhaul the status quo to children’s mental health. Their frustration with the wait-and-see approach ignited a mission to transform children's mental health through storytelling, life coaching, and play. They envisioned a proactive world where mental strength, emotional literacy, and resilience were the norm. Their dedication delivered the Wise for My Size Children's Coaching program, empowering children with essential life skills. Lorna and Jac epitomise innovation, leaving an enduring legacy in children's mental health and inspiring others to join the Wise for My Size revolution.
     
    CONNECT WITH LORNA AND JAC
    https://wiseformysize.com/
    https://pursuitofwisdomcoaching.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/wiseformysize
     
    ABOUT THE HOST - AMY ROWLINSON
    Amy is a Life Purpose Coach, Podcast Strategist, Top 1% Global Podcaster, Speaker and Mastermind Host. Amy helps you to improve productivity, engagement and fulfilment in your everyday life and work. In banishing overwhelm, underwhelm and frustration, prepare to live with clarity of purpose.
     
    WORK WITH AMY
    Amy inspires and empowers people to discover the life they dream of by assisting 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 to focus on your WHY and discuss purpose coaching or you want to launch a purposeful podcast, then please book a free 30 min call via www.calendly.com/amyrowlinson/enquirycall
     
    KEEP IN TOUCH WITH AMY
    Sign up for the weekly Friday Focus - https://www.amyrowlinson.com/subscribe-to-weekly-newsletter
     
    CONNECT WITH AMY
    https://linktr.ee/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.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
212 Ratings

212 Ratings

KathyCoach ,

Insightful, Thoughtful and Empathetic

I love this show by Amy, there is such a variety and diversity of guests all with a common theme - having a strong life purpose and reason why they do what they do. I enjoy listening to each and every one of them and Amy’s questioning brings out so many revelations.
Imagine my joy to be asked to appear recently. What a treat! Amy’s demonstrated an exceptional ability to hold the space and allow me to share some very personal and deeply held thoughts, feelings and experiences. Thank you Amy for allowing me to connect with a wider audience and for the gift of your podcast every week. ❤️

Bernii Mac ,

Insightful and valuable

It was an honour to be interview by Amy. I love the message that she puts out into the world. She is warm, compassionate and an absolute pro!

HBR001 ,

Fantastic podcast series

It was a real pleasure to be interviewed by Amy. What a pro! Inciteful questions that got me thinking and I know will add more value to listeners as a consequence.
Lots of people talk about “the Why” - here’s a series that will allow you to hear numerous real examples that will guide you to clarify your own “why”…

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