8 episodes

Would you like to improve your ability to connect with others in a world where mutual understanding appears to be declining?

Join Helen Packham, Verbal communications strategist and speaker coach, to explore how we can speak more honestly, talk more authentically, and communicate more effectively to motivate, educate and inspire.

This podcast is for leaders, coaches, consultants and small business owners who want to increase the impact of their communication from 1-2-1 conversations to thousands online and in person. No matter how big or small the audience, tune in to learn how the words you use can make a massive impact.

Whether you want to stand on the TEDx stage, pitch an idea, influence a group of people, resolve conflict or inspire action in others, there’s something for you in this podcast.

In bi-weekly episodes, Helen will be sharing her wisdom, insight and approaches, as well as speaking to top experts in the field of verbal communication to help you express to impress.

Helen has built her career on helping leaders, coaches, and consultants 10x the impact of their communication to engage, educate and inspire their audiences. She has 15 years of experience in leadership development and communication and 8 years in entrepreneurship. A TEDx curator and speaker, Helen passes on the powerful tool of storytelling to her clients so that they can confidently present and speak with impact. Living on the sunny south coast with her two kids, she loves beach time, downs walks and Djing house and drum and bass music.

Helen truly believes that we can all harness the power of our words to change lives, for the better.

Words that Change Lives Helen Packham

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    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

Would you like to improve your ability to connect with others in a world where mutual understanding appears to be declining?

Join Helen Packham, Verbal communications strategist and speaker coach, to explore how we can speak more honestly, talk more authentically, and communicate more effectively to motivate, educate and inspire.

This podcast is for leaders, coaches, consultants and small business owners who want to increase the impact of their communication from 1-2-1 conversations to thousands online and in person. No matter how big or small the audience, tune in to learn how the words you use can make a massive impact.

Whether you want to stand on the TEDx stage, pitch an idea, influence a group of people, resolve conflict or inspire action in others, there’s something for you in this podcast.

In bi-weekly episodes, Helen will be sharing her wisdom, insight and approaches, as well as speaking to top experts in the field of verbal communication to help you express to impress.

Helen has built her career on helping leaders, coaches, and consultants 10x the impact of their communication to engage, educate and inspire their audiences. She has 15 years of experience in leadership development and communication and 8 years in entrepreneurship. A TEDx curator and speaker, Helen passes on the powerful tool of storytelling to her clients so that they can confidently present and speak with impact. Living on the sunny south coast with her two kids, she loves beach time, downs walks and Djing house and drum and bass music.

Helen truly believes that we can all harness the power of our words to change lives, for the better.

    Ep 07: Who Do We Give Voice To?

    Ep 07: Who Do We Give Voice To?

    In this episode, Helen Packham engages in an eye-opening and candid conversation with special guest and renowned podcast host Danusia Malina-Derben. Join them as they delve into the critical topic of giving voice to diverse perspectives that can often challenge the status quo. Uncover the struggles, triumphs, and personal growth that come with using one's voice, and explore the complexities of inclusion, identity, and freedom of speech.
    Together, they navigate through a thought-provoking discussion on parenting, controversy and diversity. Plus the dilemma of giving a voice to Katie Hopkins. Shedding light on the power of words to ignite change. With real-life experiences and empowering insights, this episode promises to inspire and challenge listeners to amplify their voices and embrace the impact of their words on the world.
    Here are the highlights:
    06:33 Survival through adversity, despair, and corporate connections.08:25 Negotiated settlement after a prolonged, and invasive process.13:18 Reached out for help with serious fraud.16:13 Empowerment through adversity, using voice, achieving limits.17:42 Promoting diversity and inclusion in podcasting.20:47 Focus on inclusion and diversity in motherhood.28:39 Unpublished episode titled "Too Afraid to Publish"33:05 Facilitating open, respectful dialogue on important topics.36:41 Fear of cancel culture affecting public image.39:30 Acknowledging the need for vulnerability in self-reflection.46:30 Danusia’s child doesn't need to be the favourite.47:52 Importance of giving a voice to divisive topics.


    Connect with: Danusia Malina-Derben
    Danusia Malina-Derben is a mother of ten children, and still her own woman. From teen mother to tenured Organisational Behaviour and Development academic, on to award-winning, internationally published leadership expert. Danusia traded academia in for boardrooms where she, and her team, consult on peak performance and strategic leadership in senior teams. Beyond the boardroom she is a regular contributor on future C-level business changes/trends, cultivating women's leadership and age-old debates about women's careers and family. Danusia is a rousing and sought-after keynote speaker, and frequent expert commentator featured most recently in The Guardian, The Times, Observer, and Metro. 

    Danusia hosts two top-rated companion podcasts; School for Mothers and School for Fathers. In 2021 her book on motherhood identity “NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Motherhood” (Triumph Press) received praise and recognition from The Sunday Times to Metro, Psychologies to the Guardian. Her next book “SPUNK: A Manifesto Modernising Fatherhood” (2022) on fatherhood identity was described by The Metro as provocative and compelling. She lives in Somerset with her family, and their mini-dachshund, Dickie Van der Sausage. 

    Website: danusiamalinaderben.com 
    Substack: https://danusiamalinaderben.substack.com
     
    Connect with Helen:
    Website: helenpackham.com
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/helenpackham
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/helenpackhamcoach
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/helenpackham

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    • 53 min
    Ep 06: Direct Words for Direct Wins: Strategies for Getting What You Want

    Ep 06: Direct Words for Direct Wins: Strategies for Getting What You Want

    In this episode of Words that Change Lives, your host Helen Packham delves into the art of having honest conversations and using language to create lasting impressions. Helen shares her personal struggles with honest communication and the strategies she has used to improve in this area. She discusses the importance of mindset in feeling confident and worthy of having direct, assertive conversations. Additionally, Helen explores the dynamics of relationships and how they influence our ability to have open, honest conversations. Drawing from her experience in corporate coaching, she introduces the concepts of influencing styles and creating a climate for open dialogue. By sharing practical examples and strategies, Helen aims to empower listeners to apply these techniques in their own lives to achieve win-win outcomes. So, get ready to dive into the power of language and the art of honest communication.
    Here are the highlights:
    00:01 This episode explores strategies for successful conversations.04:02 Overcoming communication challenges in work and life.09:11 Empower yourself, avoid comparison, and stay focused.10:44 Focus on yourself, avoid distractions, trust yourself.15:59 Categorising energy into push and pull strategies.21:39 Neutral, assertive communication can change lives.
    Connect with Helen:
    Website: helenpackham.com
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/helenpackham
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/helenpackhamcoach
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/helenpackham

    Get instant, free access to my master series where I explore storytelling in more detail. I share more on how you can develop your core story, and how you can use storytelling in your talks, meetings and presentations to increase their impact. 

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    • 23 min
    Ep 05: Public Speaking vs Stand-Up Comedy with Louise Stevenson

    Ep 05: Public Speaking vs Stand-Up Comedy with Louise Stevenson

    In this Head to Head episode, "Stand-Up Versus Public Speaking," host Helen Packham is joined by guest Louise Stevenson, a stand-up comedian and founder of Speak Easy Coaching. Together, they delve into the world of stand-up comedy and public speaking, discussing the similarities, differences, and the essential skills required for each. They highlight the importance of confidence, stage presence, and the ability to navigate challenges in both realms. Join us as we uncover valuable insights and practical tips for aspiring performers, speakers, and leaders. Get ready for an engaging and enlightening conversation that can change the way you view the art of speaking.
    Here are the highlights:
    04:46 Comedy can be taught and inspired by upbringing.08:09 Success in stand-up comedy requires hard graft.11:21 Bouncing back is crucial in stand-up comedy.14:03 Continuous improvement through practice and discipline.19:49 Engage the audience at the start, humour breaks walls.22:14 Use humour to lighten up serious talks.23:51 Clients' experiences inspire humour in the workplace.29:26 Quotes about failure, fear of speaking. Client's fear.31:11 Fear of public exposure is an instinct.33:48 Prioritise confidence and demand respect in speaking.38:20 Prepare for audience needs and questions confidently.39:54 Addressing audience questions, starting with "why."43:34 Stepping out of your comfort zone leads to growth.
    Connect with Louise:
    Louise started a career in stand-up comedy in 1999. She worked alongside Jimmy Carr, Alan Carr, Rich Hall and Steven K Amos among others as she entertained international audiences with her Glaswegian wit. 
    An engaging speaker with a terrific storytelling style, Louise has earned a reputation for entertaining, informing, and inspiring large (and small) audiences. She founded her business Speakeasy Coaching for people who want to be Powerful and Authentic Speakers. She uses techniques from the world of comedy to help others create engaging content and deliver it with confidence and style
    LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/louise-stevenson-a8323139/
    Website: www.speakeasycoach.co.uk
    Book:https://www.brightonstandupcomedy.co.uk/books/

    Connect with Helen:
    Website: helenpackham.com
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/helenpackham
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/helenpackhamcoach
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/helenpackham

    Get instant, free access to my master series where I explore storytelling in more detail. I share more on how you can develop your core story, and how you can use storytelling in your talks, meetings and presentations to increase their impact. 

    Produced by winteraudio.co.uk

    • 45 min
    Ep 04: Purpose-Driven Words with Cordell Jeffers

    Ep 04: Purpose-Driven Words with Cordell Jeffers

    In this candid conversation, Helen sits down with award-winning entrepreneur, international speaker, and mindset coach Cordell Jeffers to explore the power of purpose-driven words. Cordell shares his personal journey from facing challenges in inner-city Birmingham to the transformative turning point he experienced living in the Caribbean. This episode delves into the impact of words on our lives, the concept of purpose, and the importance of self-awareness and reflection. Join Helen and Cordell as they dive into how purpose-driven words can change lives in profound ways.
    Here are the highlights:
    00:01 Cordell, an international speaker and mindset coach from Birmingham, overcame immense adversity in his early life04:20 "Polarity" represents a balanced perspective in life situations.08:57 A Caribbean trip changed my perception and led to personal growth and self-discovery.12:28 Striving for positivity and balance despite life's challenges.14:11 Practicing daily gratitude is key for human consciousness.16:29 Sharing our stories connects and inspires others. 21:25 TEDX talk inspired overcoming trauma and career success.23:25 Purpose is aligning with personal values, not society's.27:13 Values can change, particularly with the addition of children. Aim for mastery instead of trying to do too many things.31:08 So what we are doing is we are not carrying that emotional baggage through life.

    Connect with Cordell:
    Cordell is an award-winning entrepreneur, international speaker and mindset coach from Birmingham. He used adversity in his early life to become the unstoppable force he is today. 

    Growing up in inner-city Birmingham Cordell faced vast challenges around crime and drugs, he was expelled from school, moved to the Caribbean and spent a year in this new, raw environment. Since then he has progressed beyond all expectations and is now the founder of multiple successful businesses and an international social enterprise. 

    He has impacted and inspired thousands of lives with his story, which has gained him praise from his peers and notably King Charles III, Idris Elba, Lionel Richie and Sir Richard Branson.


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cordell_jeffers/
    Tedx Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/cordell_jeffers_how_to_turn_your_pain_into_purpose?language=en

    Connect with Helen:
    Website: helenpackham.com
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/helenpackham
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/helenpackhamcoach
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/helenpackham

    Get instant, free access to my master series where I explore storytelling in more detail. I share more on how you can develop your core story, and how you can use storytelling in your talks, meetings and presentations to increase their impact. 

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    • 37 min
    Ep 03: Why Stories Are in Our DNA

    Ep 03: Why Stories Are in Our DNA

    In this episode, your host Helen Packham delves into the fascinating world of storytelling and its profound impact on human communication. Helen traces the origins of storytelling, highlighting its evolutionary significance and how it has been passed down through generations as an innate skill. She explores the wide-ranging applications of storytelling in our modern lives, from enhancing presentations and fostering empathy to building personal branding and resolving conflicts. With valuable insights and practical examples, Helen empowers listeners to harness the power of storytelling to elevate their communication in various facets of their personal and professional endeavours. Tune in to discover the transformative potential of storytelling and learn how to infuse it into your own life and work.
    Here are the highlights:
    00:01 Analysing insights, motivation, sharing bright and dark sides.04:12 Early human connection, language, and storytelling importance.08:51 Replace data with stories, increases impact massively.11:38 Storytelling inspires, motivates, and aids memory retention.14:21 Enhance storytelling with magic, problem-solving, and analogies.16:15 Connecting through authentic storytelling and embracing vulnerability.


    Connect with Helen:
    Website: helenpackham.com
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/helenpackham
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/helenpackhamcoach
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/helenpackham

    Get instant, free access to my master series where I explore storytelling in more detail. I share more on how you can develop your core story, and how you can use storytelling in your talks, meetings and presentations to increase their impact. 

    Produced by winteraudio.co.uk

    • 18 min
    Ep 02: Evolving your Core Story

    Ep 02: Evolving your Core Story

    In this episode, we delve into the concept of the evolved core story with host Helen Packham. She takes us on a journey through the history of storytelling, drawing from the works of Joseph Campbell and Christopher Vogler, to provide a framework for crafting a compelling core story. Helen shares insights on the key elements of a core story, such as the starting point, the inspiration moment, the turning point, and the golden nuggets, and explains how to adapt and evolve a core story to reflect personal growth and transformation. Join us as we discover the power of storytelling and learn how to harness the impact of our words to change lives.
    Here are the highlights:
    05:35  Shrek's hero journey transforms him and others, bringing newfound wisdom for positive change in the community.07:27 Campbell's hero's journey influences modern storytelling.13:32 Finding catalyst for the journey to self.17:07 Recognise pivotal moments, personal growth, and insights.18:27 Golden nuggets from personal and professional journey.22:13 Reflect on story, find truth, relevant angles.25:23 Develop your core story, share and evolve.


    Connect with Helen:
    Website: helenpackham.com
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/helenpackham
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/helenpackhamcoach
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/helenpackham

    Get instant, free access to my master series where I explore in detail how you can develop your core story as a foundation for establishing yourself as a thought leader and authority in your industry.
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    Produced by winteraudio.co.uk

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

daisydoodoesapoo ,

So much gold here!

I am thoroughly enjoying listening to Helen’s podcasts. So many enriching golden nuggets! It’s really helping me to embody courage to reflect on my own core story and the power of words so that I can share it, grow to my fullest, brightest potential and help others. Thanks Helen!

user7798904211 ,

Fabulous Helen

I’ve know Helen for a while and we worked together on radio for a while and I am so pleased that she’s finally gone ahead with her wonderful podcast.

Helen is honest, authentic and a great speaker who can help others to achieve great things. Can’t wait to hear even more from her.

Polly Kruger ,

Thoughtful and practical

Great podcast! I’m really enjoying learning more about story telling and how it can be used, in such an engaging way through a personal story. Looking forward to hearing more.

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