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My Kind of People is a podcast celebrating leaders and community members from across the world who all share a passion for positive change. Each week we will explore the power of community, leadership, passion and positivity and the beauty that can be created when these values come together.

My Kind of People Meg Walker

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My Kind of People is a podcast celebrating leaders and community members from across the world who all share a passion for positive change. Each week we will explore the power of community, leadership, passion and positivity and the beauty that can be created when these values come together.

    From Spark to Flame: Derek Sivers on Turning Thoughts into Action

    From Spark to Flame: Derek Sivers on Turning Thoughts into Action

    Welcome to this exciting episode of My Kind of People podcast, where we feature none other than Derek Sivers, an acclaimed writer, author, and visionary entrepreneur. As the mastermind behind the wildly successful online platform CD Baby, Derek has helped countless independent artists reach new heights and turn their ideas into action.  



    In this episode, Derek shares his wisdom on values, reflection, conventionality, and success, inspiring listeners to chase their dreams, no matter how big or small. The conversation also delves into some of the most popular books that have influenced Derek's life and work, including Almost Perfect by Erika Lemay and Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins.  



    [00:00:32] Welcoming Derek Sivers

    [00:01:15] The Art of Turning Ideas into Action

    [00:02:50] The Importance of Clarity and Self-Reflection

    [00:04:30] Why Derek Joined Meg Walker’s Podcast

    [00:06:10] Derek’s “Click Moment” at Summer Camp

    [00:08:45] Discussing Success and Ambition

    [00:11:20] Embracing a Nomadic Lifestyle

    [00:14:00] Aligning Actions with Core Values

    [00:16:35] Derek’s Immediate Career Plans

    [00:19:10] Congruence Between Actions and Desires

    [00:21:55] Impact of Books on Derek’s Life

    [00:24:40] Unconventional Decision-Making

    [00:27:30] Conventional vs. Unconventional Behaviour Across Cultures

    [00:30:15] Family Bonds and Musical Nostalgia

    [00:33:00] Expressing Natural Urges and Parenting

    [00:35:45] Positive Change and Personal Autonomy

    [00:38:20] The Benefits of a Positive Mindset

    [00:40:55] The Changing Landscape of Community

    [00:43:30] Conclusion and Call to Action for Audience Feedback



    Guest: Derek Sivers 

    https://sive.rs/ 



    Host: Meg Walker

    Instagram: @themegmethod

    YouTube: @themegmethod

    Coaching Podcast: THE MEG METHOD

    Website: www.themegmethod.com

    Sound: Brooklyn Fraser and Alicia Navarro

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Cathy MacDonald: Communication Insights From A Hostage Negotiator

    Cathy MacDonald: Communication Insights From A Hostage Negotiator

    Are you tired of feeling misunderstood or struggling to connect with others? Join us for this episode of My Kind of People Podcast, where host Meg Walker sits down with Cathy MacDonald, founder of The Art of Communication and former Hostage and Crisis Negotiator with Police Scotland.

    In this insightful conversation, Cathy shares her expertise on different communication styles, her journey to becoming a hostage negotiator, and the true meaning of emotional intelligence. Discover the key principles that can help you better communicate, connect, and lead in both your personal and professional life.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from Cathy's valuable insights and experiences. Subscribe to the channel for more episodes of My Kind of People, and leave a comment below with your thoughts on the importance of effective communication.

    Guest: Cathy MacDonald 

    Social Media: @artofcommunication

    Website: www.artofcommunication.co.uk



    Host: Meg Walker

    Instagram: @themegmethod

    YouTube: @themegmethod

    Coaching Podcast: THE MEG METHOD

    Website: www.themegmethod.com

    Sound: Brooklyn Fraser and Alicia Navarro

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Breaking Boundaries: Dr. Belinda Bell's Journey into Social Impact and Trans Rights

    Breaking Boundaries: Dr. Belinda Bell's Journey into Social Impact and Trans Rights

    In this episode of "My Kind of People," Host Meg Walker, interviews Dr. Belinda Bell, a social entrepreneur and chair of Mermaids, an LGBTQ+ charity. Dr. Bell discusses her journey into social entrepreneurship, her focus on using large pools of capital to tackle climate change, and the limitations of adjusting capitalism to address systemic issues. She emphasises the importance of allyship and education in supporting trans and non-binary individuals. Dr. Bell encourages listeners to be inclusive, to find their path in social impact work, and to help advocate for trans rights and equality.



    [00:01:09] Introduction to Dr. Belinda Bell

    [00:02:19] Dr. Belinda Bell's background and home

    [00:03:25] Journey into social ventures

    [00:06:13] Definition of social entrepreneur

    [00:08:12] Challenges of social enterprise

    [00:10:30] Shift towards addressing climate change

    [00:12:14] Role of large pools of capital

    [00:16:37] Critique of the word "impact"

    [00:18:46] Inspiration and mentors

    [00:19:08] The early years of social enterprise

    [00:20:43] The concept of community

    [00:23:23] The value of curiosity in people

    [00:25:15] Work with Mermaids charity

    [00:30:18] Allyship and understanding of trans issues

    [00:36:58] Transphobia and Allyship

    [00:38:22] Inclusive Practices

    [00:39:28] Starting Point for Making an Impact

    [00:43:52] Finding Meaning in Work

    [00:46:26] Choosing Your Hard

    [00:48:03] Supporting Dr. Belinda Bell's Work



    Connect with us:

    Guest: Belinda Bell 

    LinkedIn: Belinda Bell  

    Website: mermaidsuk.org.uk  



    Host: Meg Walker

    Instagram: @themegmethod

    YouTube: @themegmethod

    Coaching Podcast: THE MEG METHOD

    Website: www.themegmethod.com

    Sound: Brooklyn Fraser and Alicia Navarro

    • 49 min
    Finding Balance: Sleep, Parenting, and High Performance with Ben Coomber

    Finding Balance: Sleep, Parenting, and High Performance with Ben Coomber

    In this episode of MY KIND OF PEOPLE, Meg Walker, Founder of THE MEG METHOD and podcast host, has an enlightening conversation with Ben Coomber, the founder of BTN Academy and Awesome Supplements.



    They discuss the concept of living an "awesome" life, which encompasses purposeful work, healthy habits, meaningful relationships, and personal satisfaction. Ben shares his personal evolution from overworking to achieving balance, especially after becoming a parent, and stresses the importance of sleep. He advocates for a health and fitness industry that prioritises overall well-being and evidence-based practices. The episode also touches on the power of community and mentorship in the fitness coaching realm, with Ben encouraging listeners to engage with his work critically and align expectations with outcomes for true happiness. The episode wraps up with Ben's advice on simplifying life by removing friction and Meg's appreciation for Ben's positive impact on health and sustainability.



    [00:00:12] Ben's Journey and Mindset

    [00:01:13] Introduction to Ben and His Expertise

    [00:03:14] Ben's Early Life and Focus on High Performance

    [00:05:32] Inspirations and Mentors

    [00:08:41] Starting BTN Academy and Awesome Supplements

    [00:14:01] Vision for Awesome Supplements and Sustainability

    [00:16:38] Importance of Sustainability and Critical Thinking

    [00:19:42] The value of trust and autonomy

    [00:20:21] The meaning of "awesome"

    [00:21:38] Misconceptions about high performance

    [00:22:29] Adapting work approach over time

    [00:23:36] Importance of sleep and self-improvement

    [00:24:56] Evolving health and fitness industry

    [00:26:51] Effective questioning in coaching

    [00:32:20] Realistic expectations in business

    [00:34:50] The significance of community

    [00:37:52] Advice for personal growth



    Guest: Ben Coomber

    Instagram: @bencoomber 

    Website: bencoomber.com

    Awesome Supplements: awesomesupplements.co.uk

    BTN Academy: btn.academy



    Host: Meg Walker

    Instagram: @themegmethod

    YouTube: @themegmethod

    Coaching Podcast: THE MEG METHOD

    Website: www.themegmethod.com

    Sound: Brooklyn Fraser and Alicia Navarro

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    • 40 min
    Sharon Glasswell: Mental Health and Problem Solving

    Sharon Glasswell: Mental Health and Problem Solving

    Join us on this episode of My Kind of People as we sit down with Sharon Glasswell, a Children's Author, Speaker, Coach, and Psychotherapist from Australia. Sharon is dedicated to promoting mental health wellness education for both children and adults. Her expertise lies in creative problem-solving and empowering individuals to view their problems from different perspectives.

    In this episode, we delve into the importance of asking the right questions, the impact we can make, and problem-solving strategies that can change our lives. If you want to learn more about mental health wellness and problem-solving techniques, this episode is a must-watch! 

    Don't forget to share, rate, review, and subscribe to our channel.

    If you enjoyed the episode, please share, rate, review and subscribe. 

    Guest: Sharon Glasswell

    Website: www.youtheconqueror.com.au or www.sharonglasswell.com



    Host: Meg Walker

    Instagram: @themegmethod

    YouTube: @themegmethod

    Coaching Podcast: THE MEG METHOD

    Website: www.themegmethod.com

    Sound: Brooklyn Fraser and Alicia Navarro

    • 1 hr
    Blazing a Trail: CJ Russo's Journey into the World of Cannabis and Filmmaking

    Blazing a Trail: CJ Russo's Journey into the World of Cannabis and Filmmaking

    In this episode of "My Kind of People," host Meg Walker interviews CJ Russo, an award-winning director, producer, and storyteller. They discuss CJ's journey from New York to Hollywood, her passion for art and filmmaking, and her feature film "Lady Buds," which explores the lives of women in the cannabis industry. CJ shares her experiences of building trust within the cannabis community and the importance of community and storytelling. The episode emphasises the value of following one's passion and the impact of art on society.



    [00:00:00] The introduction

    [00:01:24] CJ Russo's background and inspirations

    [00:04:55] Challenges and breakthrough

    [00:08:12] Art and societal impact

    [00:10:31] Inspiration and storytelling

    [00:11:31] Purpose of storytelling

    [00:18:59] Vulnerability and responsibility

    [00:21:10] Compassion and trust in storytelling

    [00:21:44] Gaining Trust and Building Community

    [00:24:39] The Journey of Filmmaking

    [00:28:17] The Importance of Community

    [00:32:16] The Value of the Creative Process

    [00:35:10] Cherishing the Process

    [00:38:53] The Future of Storytelling

    [00:40:32] Sharing Stories and Wisdom

    [00:42:50] The importance of storytelling

    [00:43:26] Gratitude for CJ Russo

    [00:44:01] Inspiration from Sue Taylor

    [00:44:16] Closing of the episode



    Connect with us:

    Guest: CJ Russo

    Website: www.cjrusso.com

    Movie: www.ladybudsmovie.com



    Host: Meg Walker

    Instagram: @themegmethod

    YouTube: @themegmethod

    Coaching Podcast: THE MEG METHOD

    Website: www.themegmethod.com

    Producer: Alicia Navarro ⁠

    Sound: Brooklyn Fraser and Alicia Navarro

    • 44 min

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