Series 2 is all about inspiring people, and Roberto speaks with some of the most influential people in the world of performance. The idea is to share a little inspiration during these tough times. Find out what inspired our guests, how they overcome life's challenges and failures to become well-respected in their fields. Their journeys are fascinating in many ways; from lowly and humble beginnings, tough and challenging environments, and they all honestly share their experiences, sharing some wonderful insights that can help you in your own life. Series 1 includes persona development modules from the MYND App.MYND is a personal development podcast by experienced performance consultant and psychologist Roberto Forzoni. MYND covers six key life areas, including life skills, performance, well-being & health. The podcast reviews both seminal types of research and applied practical aspects to living a more prosperous life. On the podcast, Roberto explores many aspects of life that can be enhanced by improving your mindset; building self-confidence, dealing with stress, handling high-pressure situations,, improving your level of happiness and developing mental toughness and resilience. All these topics and more. In the podcasts Roberto shares ideas and strategies he has used to help sports performers reach No 1 in the World, achieve Olympic success, or perform to levels they had previously only dreamed about,
E13: Inspiring Minds with Professor Richard Wiseman
Richard Wiseman holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire and has published over 100 academic papers examining the psychology of magic and illusion, deception, luck, and self-development. He has written several popular psychology books (including The Luck Factor and 59 Seconds) that have been published around the world and regularly gives keynote talks to a wide range of organizations.
Richard has also created psychology-based YouTube videos that have attracted over 500 million views, is one of the most followed psychologists on Twitter, and the Independent On Sunday chose him as one of the top 100 people who make Britain a better place to live.
A Member of the Inner Magic Circle, Richard acts as a creative consultant on several stage and television projects, including work with Penn and Teller, and Derren Brown.
Richard has been described by a Scientific American columnist as ‘…one of the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologists in the world’ and by Elizabeth Loftus (Past President, Association for Psychological Science) as ‘one of the world’s most creative psychologists.’
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E12: Inspiring Minds with Andy Nyman
A wonderful privileged to have actor Andy Nyman as my guest on the latest episode of Inspiring Minds. Andy Nyman is not only a successful actor, he is also a film-maker, director, screenwriter, author and one of the best magicians in the world, even though he counts magic as just a fun hobby.
He is one of the most positive and inspiring people I know, always full of optimism, and it was lovely to explore inside the mind of Andy Nyman!
Andy Nyman bio from Wikipedia
Nyman was born in Leicester. His first noteworthy performance was in 2000 as Keith Whitehead in Dead Babies, an adaptation of the Martin Amis novel of the same name. Soon after he appeared alongside Jon Voight, David Schwimmer and Leelee Sobieski in Jon Avnet's 2001 Emmy award-winning film Uprising as a Polish-Jewish freedom fighter.
His next film role was in the 2003 film Coney Island Baby as a gay French gun dealer. In 2006 he appeared in horror-comedy Severance, Herman Brood biopic Wild Romance and British romcom Are You Ready for Love? That same year Nyman won the award for best actor at the 2006 Cherbourg-Octeville Festival of Irish & British Film for his role as Colin Frampton in Shut Up and Shoot Me. In 2007, Nyman appeared as one of the leads in the Frank Oz film Death at a Funeral, starring opposite Matthew Macfadyen, Ewen Bremner and Keely Hawes. In 2008, he starred as Patrick, a sleazy reality show producer, in Charlie Brooker's E4 horror satire Dead Set, and appeared in BBC Four's supernatural drama series Crooked House.
He played the recurring character Jonty de Wolf in Channel 4's semi-improvised show Campus. In 2013, Nyman appeared in Kick-Ass 2, as "The Tumor." He did voice-over work for the series Sarah & Duck and Chuggington
E11: Inspiring Minds with Elizabeth Burton-Philips MBE
Since losing Nicholas one of her twin sons to suicide at the age of 27 in 2004 Elizabeth Burton-Phillips now dedicates all her time to raising awareness of the impact of drug of addiction on families and significant other to ensure that those affected by someone’s substance use receive adequate and timely support.
Elizabeth is perhaps best known as the author of ‘Mum, can you lend me twenty quid? What drugs did to my family’ a story that has now been read by thousands of people in the UK and translated into six languages. The book describes how an ordinary family was devastated by drug addiction which drove her twin son Nick to end his life in 2004, aged just 27.
Following Nick’s tragic death, Elizabeth has campaigned continuously to raise awareness of the harm caused to families by drug addiction and to influence policy and practice so that the needs of families are better recognised and met. Elizabeth founded the charity DrugFAM in 2006, which now helps thousands of people who are affected by someone’s substance or gambling use, including those who have been bereaved by addiction. The charity is open seven days a week from 9-9pm via its helpline 0300 888 3853. She speaks publicly on behalf of the charity in schools, prisons, rehabs and numerous conferences all over the UK and beyond.
Elizabeth was co-opted on to the government’s Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs New Recovery Committee in 2012-2015 and is currently advisor to a number of organisations. She has contributed to research by the Universities of Bath and Sterling which has produced new guidelines for professionals working with those bereaved by substance use.
Over the last 16 years Elizabeth has delivered over 1000 lectures and key note speeches to clinicians, practitioners and other stakeholders at schools, prisons, and conference events across the globe. Nearer to home.
Elizabeth was nominated as a Woman of Achievement in the Women of the Year Lunch Awards from 2009-2012 and her courage and determination to support families continues to be acknowledged around the world.
In May 2017 her charity was awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
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E10: Inspiring Minds with Andy Halliday Team GB Hockey Manager. ex-police firearms / riot shield
Hi, I’m Roberto Forzoni, Welcome to the latest episode on Inspiring minds and what an episode it is.
I started the podcast chatting to people I have had the pleasure of working with over the past 25 plus years, and there are lots more conversations to come – but as I had hoped, some fabulous recommendations have been coming through.
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Our guest today has quite a unique background for his sporting success. You’ll hear how a thirty-year career in the police force, including on the riot shields and more so on the firearms teams, helped develop a stoic resilience that helped him immensely in dealing with the unique pressure of international and Olympic sports – his knowledge, experiences and wonderful manner will truly inspire you.
This is a fantastic and resourceful episode.
I am so pleased to introduce our guest today, he is the manager of the Team GB Hockey team preparing for the delayed Olympics in two months’ time. Get a pen and paper there are some wonderful nuggets you’ll want to remember.
Welcome Andy Halliday
what a fantastic story and as with all of our guests so far, what a nice person! Humility and inspiration a wonderful combination.
After a career spanning three decades policing London whilst balancing the demand of international sport, he is able to reflect on a wealth of experience working with high performing teams.
As a young Metropolitan Police Officer, he developed his policing skills in the pressured environment of the 1980s. After initial training, these skills were to underpin a working life in specialist roles throughout his career. For many years, he was a Specialist Firearms Officer, a frontline role in the fight against armed crime and terrorism. He participated in nearly 3000 firearms operations during an 18-year stint with CO19. As both an instructor and operator, the role saw him lead firearms operations in the UK and abroad. By his own admission, it was a steep learning curve.
“The unpredictability of the environment tested situational awareness and pressured decision making both as an individual and as a team. Thorough planning, the ability to think ahead, adapting the plan and reacting accordingly were constantly under scrutiny. We accepted that things didn’t always go to plan, but encouraged an honest and robust approach to briefing and debriefing. We were able to create an environment where tough conversations were made possible in pursuit of bettering the team.”
A former international hockey player and coach, he now manages the GB Men's hockey team as they prepare for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
“I’ve been fortunate to spend most of my career in pursuit of best practice alongside like-minded individuals. After so many years working in high performance, It’s incredibly rewarding to be able to support other individuals, businesses and teams as they strive to be the best they can be.”
In his spare time, he claims to have invented “extreme hockey dribbling” and his dribbling challenges in the UK and the Himalayas have raised thousands of pounds for charity.
He is a TRIM Practitioner, a mentor on the Pathfinder scheme at Help4Heroes and an ambassador for Hockey4Heroes, Access Sport and Disability hockey.
#GBHokey #hockey #performance #inspiration
E9: Inspiring Minds with Pierluigi & Marco Bianci - Restaurateurs
Since 1994, Pierluigi’s has been serving the finest Italian cuisine from the heart of Beckenham. Born out of an Italian families love of authentic home cooking, the restaurant has evolved to offer exquisite, freshly prepared dishes inspired by traditional and modern Italy.
In this episode, we speak briefly with founder and owner Pierluigi, and his son Marco who now manages the business, on the subjects of customer service, teamwork and longevity in the highly volatile business of running a highly successful restaurant in London.
E8: Inspiring Minds with Laura Hamilton - TV Presenter & Serial Entrepreneur
Welcome to episode seven of inspiring minds. If you’ve not checked out any of series one, which contains many of the short audios from the mind app, and include audios on how to deal with stress and feelings of depression, as well as how to increase your levels of happiness, do take a listen or share with any friend in need of a boost.
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Not only for some wonderful suggestions for some spectacular guests going forward but for sharing your contacts and letting them know about the podcast too! Thank you so much
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I am super pleased to bring a very special guest to you today, the first on the podcast not from the world of sport. She’s been described as a professional malt asker and is perhaps best known for her TV appearances. Including dancing on ice and a place in the sun, but there is so much more to this lovely entrepreneur and today she shares a little inspiration.
My special guest…the fabulous Laue Hamilton
Laura Hamilton was born in Kent.
Her father is a drummer, who had a stint as Great Uncle Bulgaria in The Wombles with Mike Batt.
Laura Hamilton studied at Dartford Grammar Girls School and got A-Levels in English, Psychology, Theatre Studies and Spanish.
She then worked as a runner on some Channel 4 productions and amongst those she worked for was Dermot O'Leary, who later helped her put together her first show reel.
Laura Hamilton then spent 4 years as an Assistant Floor Manager.
Whilst playing Cinderella at the Woodville Halls in Gravesend, Laura Hamilton was encouraged by Nick Bailey who played Dr Truman in EastEnders, to look in the Stage newspaper for more performing opportunities. As a result she got her big breakthrough as Melody in the ITV show the Fun Song Factory.
She went on to present several shows on Nickelodeon. Laura Hamilton's presenting credits include Wake Up World on Nick Jr, Staraoke for the Cartoon Network, and GMTV's Toonattik.
Laura Hamilton's hobbies include skiing and snowboarding. She set up the Performing Arts Skills Academy. Laura Hamilton is the patron of REACH, The Association for Children with Upper Limb Deficiency.
In 2011, Laura Hamilton was paired with Colin Ratushniak on ITV's Dancing on Ice. Laura and Colin came second in Dancing on Ice.
#laurahamilton #aplaceinthe sun #inspiration #entrprenuer
Entertaining, interesting and useful
Roberto has created a good series of podcasts, chatting with a varied suite of guests.
A great man
Could listen to Steve Coppell speak all day long. One of the most intelligent, genuine people in football.
Brilliant podcast series
A must listen!