59 episodes

The Golden Hour typically refers to the first and last hours of sunlight in the day. The time in which many professionals in the visual arts regard as the best hours of the day to work their craft.

But for me, they're the hours you create the best conditions for yourself in which your best work is allowed to happen. In this podcast, we're going to look at the habits, behaviours and techniques of high-performers and the approaches I've found most effective in my 15 years of coaching and research.

Hosted by Maya Gudka. Maya coaches one-to-one and in groups, in partnership with London Business School, numerous other associate organisations, and is a vetted expert on Wondersource and Psychologies Magazines blogging platforms.

The Golden Hour Maya Gudka

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

The Golden Hour typically refers to the first and last hours of sunlight in the day. The time in which many professionals in the visual arts regard as the best hours of the day to work their craft.

But for me, they're the hours you create the best conditions for yourself in which your best work is allowed to happen. In this podcast, we're going to look at the habits, behaviours and techniques of high-performers and the approaches I've found most effective in my 15 years of coaching and research.

Hosted by Maya Gudka. Maya coaches one-to-one and in groups, in partnership with London Business School, numerous other associate organisations, and is a vetted expert on Wondersource and Psychologies Magazines blogging platforms.

    The Golden Hour S5, E5 | The GROW Model

    The Golden Hour S5, E5 | The GROW Model

    Knowing precisely what goal you want to achieve is often the key to unlocking clarity and even if it takes a long time to pick the lock, it's usually worth the wait.
    Whether facing a complex goal or a simpler one which is potentially under time constraints, there are various tactics that can be utilised in order to find the right solution. So in this final episode of the season, we're going to discuss Goals, in the context of a simple coaching model, the GROW model - and why it often pays to not rush when defining your goals.
    (02:41) - The GROW Model in a nutshell
    (04:16) - Finding the Goal
    (11:17) - Why getting the Goal right is crucial

    • 12 min
    The Golden Hour S5, E4 | The Art of Storytelling

    The Golden Hour S5, E4 | The Art of Storytelling

    Everyone loves a good story, don't they? For the modern leader or executive, it's become essential. Yet, there is an art to it, and many people don't like or aren't good at storytelling. Like anything else, however, it is a skill and can subsequently be learned. Even if there are natural boundaries, these can be turned into a positive part of storytelling - it's just about discovering how to do it.
    Your own life may have a fascinating narrative arc, and even if it doesn't feel like the classical Hero's Journey, it often appears to be much more fertile ground to others instead of ourselves. So in this episode, we're going to discuss various aspects of storytelling and why it can be such an effective tool to aid both your life and career.
    I hope you enjoy the episode.
    (01:52) - Storytelling for Leaders
    (04:40) - Theory Behind Storytelling
    (11:40) - The Hero's Journey
    (13:13) - This Week's Challenge

    • 15 min
    The Golden Hour S5, EP3 | The Paper Problem

    The Golden Hour S5, EP3 | The Paper Problem

    Is your home overflowing with paper? Paper spilling out of every nook and cranny? Ok... it's likely the problem isn't this bad, but do take a look around; it's probable that paper filled with information, bills, RSVPs, to-dos and more have found themselves unconventional homes on top of furniture. If so, you too have a paper problem.
    The area that you work or relax shapes your mindset. So in this episode, we're going to address the paper problem. Effective ways to not only remove reams of paper from your home, involving the kids and getting them used to be organised. But most importantly, addressing the paper problem you've consciously or subconsciously been putting off.
    I hope you enjoy the episode.

    (01:16) - The Paper Solution
    (03:41) - Friday Planning Sessions
    (05:24) - The Sunday [/Friday] Basket
    (10:36) - Using a golden hour for the Friday Basket

    • 13 min
    The Golden Hour S5, EP2 | Seizing the September Golden Windows for getting organised

    The Golden Hour S5, EP2 | Seizing the September Golden Windows for getting organised

    Are you struggling to get organised, reset and realign yourself with your goals? In this episode of the Golden Hour, we're going to look at some of the amazing concepts I've learned from the founder of Organize 365, Lisa Woodruff.
    Her thoughts on the Phases of life help us see the bigger picture - and that many of us are in the ‘Accumulation Phase’ of our lives.
    I hope you enjoy the episode.

    (02:53) - the number of hours it takes to run a home
    (05:03) - Key Stages of life
    (06:31) - The Accumulation Phase
    (07:28) - Golden Windows for organising
    (09:38) - The Phases of Kids
    (12:02) - Paper clutter

    • 17 min
    The Golden Hour S5, EP1 | Lessons from the August Reset

    The Golden Hour S5, EP1 | Lessons from the August Reset

    Welcome to September, and to Season 5 of The Golden Hour.
    Ready to slay September ? September has a particular energy about it and we want to capitalise on this back to school vibe! But first, we start with key lessons from the reset:
    (02:28) - Think planning over permission
    (04:18) - Taking longer periods off for deeper resets
    (08:23) - A reset is not an overnight process
    (10:18) - Creating buffers to accelerate our big goals

    • 16 min
    The Golden Hour S4, EP5 | Taking the summer with you into September – and setting our final term goals.

    The Golden Hour S4, EP5 | Taking the summer with you into September – and setting our final term goals.

    At the end of this 5 part series, as August comes to a close, I hope that the past few weeks have been a good reset for you.
    It's now time to join the dots and set some goals as you begin to think about the coming months which might have a rather different pace.
    (01:28) - Goal setting for the next quarter and Ta-da lists
    (06:34) - Proactively thinking about the Autumn months
    (07:18) - Wrap up

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Caterina Kostoula ,

Brilliant podcast about working better rather than harder

Maya is a great interviewer and this podcast focuses on one of the most important topics of our time, how to have more golden hours, productive, transformative hours. How to be in flow and be less distracted. Just great.

tottmum ,

Brilliant science backed information and implementation techniques

A ton of insightful information from a World Class expert who knows the science of Positive Psychology and how to translate this research into real life so you can get stuff done and live a more fulfilling life. Maya knows how to bridge the knowing doing gap and I’m so grateful to her for sharing her pearls of wisdom.

ShreyaKuk ,

Inspiring and Informative!

These podcasts are a joy to listen to. The topics are always so insightful, relevant and inspiring and make me feel like I can be healthier, happier and live more positively. Thank you!

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