180 episodes

The weekly POWER to Live More podcast from Jo Dodds is designed to give you inspiration, ideas, tips, tools and apps to help you to use your POWER (Productivity, Organisation, Wellbeing, Energy and Resilience) to Live More (to do more of the things you want to do).

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The weekly POWER to Live More podcast from Jo Dodds is designed to give you inspiration, ideas, tips, tools and apps to help you to use your POWER (Productivity, Organisation, Wellbeing, Energy and Resilience) to Live More (to do more of the things you want to do).

    Dr Russell Thackeray on Show #180 : Empower Your Resilience

    Dr Russell Thackeray on Show #180 : Empower Your Resilience

    Dr. Russell Thackeray works with organisations to achieve enhanced performance and results by aligning culture, leadership, and people and he helps embed change that creates organisational resilience.







    He draws on his varied professional background – from his time as a professional musician in London’s West End to subsequent iterations as an entrepreneur, corporate CEO, Non-Executive Director, Operations Manager, therapist and coach to deliver strategies and skills to improve performance and facilitate change.







    Russell is also the host of the popular Resilience Unravelled podcast that gathers guests who share stories of their challenges and learnings to provide an overview of how building resilience can make a real difference and help people facing similar challenges.







    Russell joins me today to discuss how he moved into his fifth and current career as a coach and the links between all of the roles he has had that have led to him sharing his expertise and empowering others to enhance their lives.







    He shares his commitment to lifelong learning and why he enjoys challenging himself and developing his skills by continually undertaking programs of formal education and gaining new qualifications.







    Russell also shares his opinion on how the disruption and challenges of the pandemic have changed the way we operate in business, how people have coped from a resilience point of view, and how that will continue moving forward.







    “We’re going to fail, we’re going to pick ourselves up, and we’re going to reinvent ourselves on a constant basis.” Dr. Russell Thackeray







    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:







    * Why Russell has found the transition to working online so easy and how he avoids the dangers of ‘Zoom bottom’* Whether there are certain types of people who are better at being resilient and tips on boosting your resilience* Why it is critical to look after yourself physically to support your mental health* The dangers of spending too much time absorbing negative media stories and why we get addicted to bad news* How Russell works with his clients across multiple time zones and what a typical day looks like for him * Why he enjoys social contact with people and supporting them to help themselves* The two things Russell designs his day around* How Russell filters out the tasks that he doesn’t enjoy doing in his business* The importance of intellectual challenge and being pushed to examine your ideas* The benefits of a coach who has a different specialty to you* What a great day includes for Russell and where he would spend it







    Connect with Dr. Russell Thackeray:







    * QED website* Upekkha.Life website* Dr. Russell Thackeray on Linkedin* Dr. Russell Thackeray on Twitter







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    Attention home-based coaches and consultants!







    Are you tired of feeling alone, isolated, and frustrated with running your home-based coaching or consulting business?

    • 51 min
    Karen Tui Boyes on Show #179 : Smart Study Strategies

    Karen Tui Boyes on Show #179 : Smart Study Strategies

    Karen Tui Boyes is a champion of Lifelong Learning and an expert in effective teaching, learning, study skills, motivation, and positive thinking.







    She is the founder of Spectrum Education, which works with teachers, students, and parents to inspire and motivate learners to go beyond their current limitations and be more effective.







    Karen is also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), has presented across five continents and has worked with over 200 organisations to share her passion for teaching and learning.







    Karen joins me today to share her experience of being a teacher and why she felt she needed to start her business to better help learners with simple-to-use strategies and techniques.







    She discusses how the economic landscape is changing and her opinion on the career possibilities of the future. We discuss why it is essential to foster an entrepreneurial mindset and facilitate intentional learning.







    Karen also shares why she firmly believes that you have to prioritise your needs and look after yourself effectively to do your job and care for other people. 







    “Having a purpose makes it easier to learn.” Karen Tui Boyes







    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:







    * Why Karen moved outside the traditional education system* How she learned how to market her services and her secret to bringing teachers in to listen to her initially* How much teacher training has changed over the last 26 yrs* How Karen manages her busy days and her techniques for getting all her tasks done* Importance of prioritisation and time management* The tools and apps Karen and her team use, and why she created her learning app* Why she spends time writing systems and how that helps her* What Karen and her team get up to shake off the difficult days * Karen’s top tips for learning and improving yourself







    Resources Mentioned:







    * The 5 am Club: Own Your Morning, Elevate Your Life by Robin Sharma* Pomodoro Technique* Lisa O’Neill







    Connect with Karen Tui Boyes:







    * Study Smart: Your Essential Guide to Passing Tests and Exams by Karen Tui Boyes* Spectrum TV* Istudy app* Spectrum Education website* Spectrum Education on Instagram* Spectrum Education on Facebook







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    Attention home-based coaches and consultants!







    Are you tired of feeling alone, isolated, and frustrated with running your home-based coaching or consulting business? Are you sick of feeling like your life would be better, and you’d be happier if you felt more organised and productive? Do you feel like there’s simply not enough time in a day to get all the things done that you need to do to build a successful business while ...

    • 53 min
    Emma Spence on Show #178 : Exploring New Opportunities

    Emma Spence on Show #178 : Exploring New Opportunities

    Emma Spence and her husband John set up their African Safari business from the UK in the late 1990s.







    Then in 2009, they moved their family to the US to set up an arm of their adventure travel company focused on the American market. Emma’s role in the people development side of the company led to becoming part of the Global Learning and Development team after their US business was acquired by the Scott Dunn luxury travel brand.







    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Emma’s role at Scott Dunn, unfortunately, became redundant, but she is currently enjoying the training to become a certified CTI Co-Active Coach, exploring her passion for coaching and development and pondering her next steps.







    Emma joins me today to dive into why she is seeking new opportunities professionally and how her extensive experience in people development led her to embrace the chance to create meaningful impact as a coach.







    She shares her methods for maintaining productivity and staying on track with daily and weekly tasks and outlines why she prefers audio to reading when updating her professional knowledge and skills.







    Emma also discusses the importance of flexibility and resilience in the face of unexpected challenges and shares her methods of keeping mentally and physically fit to make key decisions about where her next steps will take her. 







    “The best thing you can do sometimes is rest your brain, and let it all settle before you pursue new opportunities.” Emma Spence







    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:







    * Emma’s role in the finance and development side of the family travel business* Why she and her husband decided to expand into the US* How they separate out their professional and personal life* The three phases of their business development as a couple* Emma’s transition into coaching and how she is developing her skills* Why she is taking plenty of time to consider her next move* How Emma identified her niche as a coach* Why Emma loves lists and the problems she has with her email inbox* What she does to carve out time for herself in a busy world* How Emma deals with days when everything goes wrong* What Emma’s perfect day looks like and why it sometimes surprises her American friends







    Resources Mentioned:







    * Scott Dunn* Episode 150: Evaluating Your Role with Cathy Brown* Excel* Episode 170: Moving from Fear and Uncertainty to New Ideas and Creativity with Penny Pullan* Miracle Morning* Todoist* Outlook* Smartsheets* Airtable* Walking the Dog podcast* Saturday Live podcast* Fo...

    • 53 min
    Karen Williams on Show #177: How A Book Mentor Can Help You Build Your Business

    Karen Williams on Show #177: How A Book Mentor Can Help You Build Your Business

    Karen Williams is one of the leading Book Mentors in the UK. Through her company, Librotas, she helps business experts who want to stand out from the crowd to write a non-fiction book that allows them to grow their business, raise their credibility and get more clients.







    Karen originally trained as a coach, but after the success of her own book The Secrets of Successful Coaches, and understanding the impact a book can have on a business, she began to mentor others through the process.







    Karen is a Member of the Association for Coaching (MAC), and her company is a Partner Member of The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), where Karen is also a regular contributor to the blog.







    Karen joins me for the second time on the show to discuss how her business has evolved since we last spoke on Episode #48, and why she has embraced technology to advance and develop Librotas as a business. She shares her ten principles for writing and publishing a business book and how to avoid stalling during the writing process. Karen also shares details of her brand-new signature online program, the Smart Author System, and how she took it from concept to complete course available on her website during the recent period of quarantine. 







    “You create results from making the decision to write your book now, then building your profile and expert status as you write it.” Karen Williams







    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:







    * Why it isn’t necessary to have everything perfect before you start your book * How writing a book helps you develop and grow* The biggest block to writing a book and how to overcome it* How she encourages clients to be productive* How she works with her clients virtually* Karen’s signature system and how it has altered her business* The benefits of writing a book to position yourself as an expert in your niche* The value of outsourcing so you can do what you enjoy* Karen’s thoughts on ghostwriters in the business niche* How Karen ensures she meets her daily business goals* Why it is so important to take breaks* How she learns and moves forward with her skills* How writing a book helps Karen’s clients to live more







    Resources Mentioned:







    * Episode 48: Living More through Flexibility and Boundaries with Karen Williams* Zoom* Less Annoying CRM* YouCanBookMe* Kartra* Thinkific* Notes on iPhone* Lisa Sasevitch* Bernadette Doyle* Lucy Whittington







    Connect with Karen Williams:







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    • 46 min
    Henry Daas on Show #176: Getting Your Head in the Game

    Henry Daas on Show #176: Getting Your Head in the Game

    Henry Daas is a serial entrepreneur, business and financial genius, screenwriter, and blogger who helps coach his clients to be more financially successful through his company Daas Knowledge.







    His background in financial and business management allows him to show entrepreneurs ways to break through the revenue plateau and thrive in their business rather than just survive. 







    Henry currently lives in New Jersey, with his wife of 30 years, although he loves being location independent. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing golf and tennis, writing books and screenplays, travelling, and collecting baseball cards.







    Henry joins me today to share how he manages his time and workload to be as productive as possible, including how he coaches his clients to use their ‘optimal time’ to get tasks done.







    We discuss his entrepreneurial apprenticeship, why he always planned to start his own business, and how the practicalities of entrepreneurship have evolved over the last 30 years. Henry also shares his experience of the psychology of business and the habits that ensure he is in the best mental space to have a calm and successful day while achieving  his goals. 







    “The last thing you want to do is force a situation to happen when you are not in the right frame of mind.” Henry Daas







    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:







    * How Henry’s career developed over the years* The life events that prompted him to move into coaching * How and why he wrote a detailed business plan for coaching* What a typical day looks like for him and why he loves to be flexible* Why he doesn’t multi-task* How Henry trained himself to focus for solid blocks of time* Top tips for delegating and outsourcing* Understanding how to be a manager and why it will help you scale your business* How Henry learns and improves himself* Why Henry sometimes leaves the office and goes to play golf instead* How to recognise the signs that you need someone to help and coach you 







    Resources Mentioned:







    * Dan Sullivan* Wunderlist* Scrivener* Bullet Journal* OneNote* StrengthsFinder







    Connect with Graham Frost:







    * Daas Knowledge website* Henry Daas Website* Henry Daas on LinkedIn* Daas Knowledge on Instagram* Daas Knowledge on Facebook* FQ Financial Intelligence: What You Really Need to Know About How to Manage, Invest and Grow Your Money by Henry Daas* a hr...

    • 43 min
    Graham Frost on Show #175: Making Heart-Shaped Decisions

    Graham Frost on Show #175: Making Heart-Shaped Decisions

    Graham Frost is a public speaker who uses his life lessons to motivate and inspire audiences of young people.







    He engages audiences with his authentic message from the heart that you can use to take back control of your life and achieve your goals.







    Graham completed the Toastmasters’ Communication and Leadership Programme in 2012. He has been recognised as a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM).







    Graham joins me today to discuss the life experiences that moved him from being an inmate in a Young Offenders Institution to speaking in prisons and schools to help young people understand and make better decisions for their future.







    He shares his philosophy of ‘heart-shaped decisions’ and why he firmly believes that listening to and understanding your feelings guides you to make the right choices.







    Graham also discusses how he has been able to build a professional network despite being quarantined and his secret to building connections online.







    “The decisions you make when you’re younger shape the rest of your life.” Graham Frost







    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:







    * The effect that growing up as part of a strict religious group has had on his early life* How Graham fell into committing petty crime and his experience of being in a Young Offenders Institution * The moment he decided to change his life for the better* How he uses his life experiences in his speaking engagements* The impact that being diagnosed with testicular cancer had on him, both personally and professionally * How Graham moved into the training and development sector and his passion for employee engagement * His focus on helping and being of service* Graham’s organisational strategy* How he looks after himself so he can perform at his best * How joining professional associations boosted his confidence * What Graham does on tough days when everything is going wrong







    Resources Mentioned:







    * 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey* Toastmasters International* Professional Speaking Association 







    Connect with Graham Frost:







    * Graham Frost website* Graham Frost on LinkedIn* Email: graham@grahamfrost.com* Telephone: +44 (0)7766916317







    Join the POWER to Live More CALM Membership







    Attention home-based coaches and consultants!







    Are you tired of feeling alone, isolated, and frustrated with running your home-based coaching or consulting business? Are you sick of feeling like your life would be better, and you’d be happier if you felt more organised and productive? Do you feel like there’s simply not enough time in a day to get all the things done that you need to do to build a successful business while making time to live more?







    It’s time to stop the isolation and start getting more organised, productive, and focused on the tasks that will move the needle forward.







    It’s time to join the POWER to Live More CALM membership!







    If you’re ready to:







    * Stop recreating the wheel and focus on the things that truly matt...

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I now feel honoured to also be one of her interviewees - it was a great experience and a fab final product!

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