35 episodes

Too often we naturally see people who achieve and reach their goals as overnight successes, yet those overnight successes have most likely spent years sharpening their skills and honing in on what it is that drives them.

I've decided to meet people from all walks of life and listen to their stories and take learn from their journeys. Each season will be fueled by a mix of my interests and what areas listeners you would like to hear more about. I want to learn what goes on behind the scenes, what goes on in their mind, I want to give us all a chance to find out
'What makes them tick'

What Makes You Tick‪?‬ Stephen Bradshaw

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Too often we naturally see people who achieve and reach their goals as overnight successes, yet those overnight successes have most likely spent years sharpening their skills and honing in on what it is that drives them.

I've decided to meet people from all walks of life and listen to their stories and take learn from their journeys. Each season will be fueled by a mix of my interests and what areas listeners you would like to hear more about. I want to learn what goes on behind the scenes, what goes on in their mind, I want to give us all a chance to find out
'What makes them tick'

    Phillip Caldwell: Living every moment

    Phillip Caldwell: Living every moment

    This discussion is with Phillip 'Flipper' Caldwell.   

    In 2020 Philly was living life to its fullest. A speedy scrum-half/winger in his rugby playing days at 38, Philly like most ex-rugby players found tag rugby as a nice distraction.   However, Philly's world changed in nanoseconds. From a man with speed like Flipper the dolphin, he suffered a freak accident. Philly describes the moment he started losing feeling in his body and brings us through the aftermath.   

    That day, not only his body changed but his mindset shifted drastically. IT was a close friend of Philly's that helped him realize he was in the biggest fight of his life and in every challenge rises opportunity.   

    This is Philly Caldwell's story and a snapshot of his road to recovery. The support from his family, friends, and the rugby community has been second to none. The Philly Caldwell trust was created and it managed to source donations that sold virtual tickets to fill the Aviva Stadium. This money is being used to help Philly's recovery as he puts his body through enormous work on a daily basis.   

    To donate and show any support you can head to https://fta4philly.com or follow Philly's progress on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook @phillipcaldwelltrust

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Emma Hempton: Every Single Day Counts

    Emma Hempton: Every Single Day Counts

    My guest on this episode is Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland ambassador, Emma Hempton. Emma is a vibrant young woman who adores music and has a lust for life and lives it to the best of her ability. On this platform, she shares what it is like living with CF, the challenges she faced throughout her life, with memories of her childhood, adolescent years, and also the times she and her family were close to saying their goodbyes. Yet as you listen to Emma, her story is one of strength, of determination, of resilience and I believe it will encourage you to take another look at your life and ask yourself are living every moment and making the best of what is in front of you? Emma has an ability to tell a story and hook the listener on every word with her soft tones. 



    Her calmness and serenity ring through. Today is April 9th otherwise known as 65 roses day. A day created to help raise awareness and funds for the people of Ireland who battle live with Cystic Fibrosis. There are 1400 people in Ireland living with this genetic, chronic, terminal lung disease and to date, there's no cure. CF Having an ambassador like Emma Hempton, I’m certain that Cystic Fibrosis Ireland will raise the much-needed funds. 

    While you’re listening, head over to www.65rosesday.ie and donate what you can. At 21 years old, Emma has a grip on life and a passion for living. That passion is there in us all, we just have to start looking in the right places and finding out what living really means to us. Please do one thing today, head to 65rosesday.ie and donate to help Emma and the people affected by CF. Your support matters. 

    Thank you for listening. For anyone who wants to find out more about Cystic Fibrosis please head to https://www.cfireland.ie/ Also, check out their Instagram page cf_ireland #65rosesday #cysticfibrosis #cfireland

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ellie Walton: Beauty in small moments pt 2

    Ellie Walton: Beauty in small moments pt 2

    People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you make them feel.

    Ellie speaks to me about what motivates her, how kindness is so important in life, and to recognise every interaction can lead to something wonderful.

    There is so much we can learn from others, from their experiences and their outlook on life. Ellie is one person in a world who is living life the best way she knows how. It is clear that she’s faced adversity yet her optimism and creativity help her live a full and filling life.

    Check out Brave Girls here https://www.instagram.com/bravegirlsfilm/

    #bravegirls #elliewalton #directing 

    • 25 min
    Ellie Walton: Beauty in small moments

    Ellie Walton: Beauty in small moments

    Born and raised in Washington DC, Ellie Walton is passionate about honouring and sharing stories of everyday revolutionaries.

    She picked up a video camera for the first time at eleven years old and never looked back. Ellie has a lifelong commitment to amplifying voices fighting for justice.

    In this episode Ellie shares some key moments in her life that set her on a path of curiosity, exploration, and adventure. I was introduced to Ellie by a former guest of mine Tina Kothari who is the founder of Another Way Now, an organisation that shines a light on human rights issues from all over the world.

    It was here where Ellie's documentary Brave Girls was aired. This hour-long documentary was shot over four years and explores the day-to-day life of young women in India who are bound to Indian norms and the tradition of arranged marriages. It is through the documentary we see who brave these girls were to go against tradition and follow their hearts and desires to further their education.

    Ellie describes the experience, shares some behind-the-scenes moments, and exudes her passion for life and the freedom of storytelling.

    Ellie's bright lust for life is unquestionable. It is through empathy and having a curious mindset that she is able to bring to the screen a world we may never have known otherwise.

    • 34 min
    Sarah Cahill You are braver than you believe pt 2

    Sarah Cahill You are braver than you believe pt 2

    In part two of my conversation with Sarah Cahil, we talk about what we can learn from kids, the perspective she got when they wound up Eat Like Apes, and also the inspiration behind Sarah’s book Elsie’s Arabian Adventures.

    Sarah speaks about the benefits of exploring with kids and giving them time to be curious about the world. Teaching them breath work and meeting kids where they are at. The opportunities to learn with them are endless.

    For more head to @playlikeapes on Instagram or following @whatmakesyoutickpod for the latest news and episodes.

    #family #entrepreneur #vison #children #creativity #inspiration #fun #whatmakesyoutick

    • 32 min
    Sarah Cahill You are braver than you believe

    Sarah Cahill You are braver than you believe

    My guest on this episode is Sarah Cahill. Sarah is a mum of two amazing girls Lucy and Ellen and married to Brian a fantastic person who works in the Irish Army.

    Sarah epitomises the phrase entrepreneurial spirit. Having qualified as a special needs assistant, Sarah took time out to focus on her family and raise the two girls. IN doing so, Sarah found a love for play, for fun and this was made evident through the actions and mindset of her two girls.

    It was from their Sarah created a primal food company called Eat Like Apes, she then went on to create another company called Play Like Apes which introduces Yoga and movement to kids at a young age.

    Through the influence of her kids and her desire to try new things, Sarah decided to write a children’s book, Elsie’s Arabian Adventure.

    It’s here we talk about anxiety in young kids, the fact that they worry quite a bit, and how we should ensure we acknowledge their feelings so they don’t linger.

    In part 1 we set the scene with Sarah’s family and background, where her inquisitive mind came from.

    This episode highlights the trials and tribulations of families, however, it shines a light on giving life your best shot, regardless of the situation you are in. If you at least try, you’ll potentially open up doors in your life that may not have been possible.

    Reach out to Sarah on Instagram @playlikeapes.

    #family #entrepreneur #vison #children #creativity #inspiration #fun #whatmakesyoutick

    • 23 min

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