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Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon Podcast is about empowering you to live a bigger more influential life.
Paul's unique ability to make complex things simple is a hallmark of his skill as a communicator.
His belief that it’s more important to grow people than things combined with his innate ability to walk in other peoples shoes creates a rare sense of connection with his audiences and followers.
Big people have bigger social circles and take bigger risks. Big people think big and believe for bigger things than small.

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Growing Big People with PS‪.‬ Paul Scanlon

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    • 5.0 • 76 Ratings

Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon Podcast is about empowering you to live a bigger more influential life.
Paul's unique ability to make complex things simple is a hallmark of his skill as a communicator.
His belief that it’s more important to grow people than things combined with his innate ability to walk in other peoples shoes creates a rare sense of connection with his audiences and followers.
Big people have bigger social circles and take bigger risks. Big people think big and believe for bigger things than small.

pa@paulscanlon.com

    Living In Your Creative Flow & Having A Life Of Impact - In Conversation With Ken Olin (Director of This Is Us)

    Living In Your Creative Flow & Having A Life Of Impact - In Conversation With Ken Olin (Director of This Is Us)

    A behind the scenes look into working on a major tv show @NBCThisIsUs, the nuances of creativity, and not falling to the pressures of your society.

    Ken Olin is a Writer, Executive Producer, Director and actor who has directed many episodes of television for shows including the blockbuster TV show THIS IS US, as well as Brothers and Sisters, The West Wing, Alias and many more.

    In this conversation although this was our first time speaking together Ken and I had such a great flow, he is a great guy and you are going to love this chat it was as if I was catching up with a long time friend.

    Ken shares a lot about the nuances of his creative process and working as a major player in the show THIS IS US, which is one of my favourite shows so it was such a honour to speak with him about this.

    He shares about how he started out, and the differences between acting and directing, working with creative people and creating a healthy work culture.

    This conversation is for any who love creativity, has an interest in film and television, and great advice for working in your element and not falling to the pressures that your culture may expect from you.

    Ken also is vulnerable about raising his kids as well as managing his ambitions. And some great conversation about the hidden gifts of the pandemic.

    Questions I ask Ken…

    4.32 - Where did the idea of the show THIS IS US come from?

    6.20 - How do you think the views perceive the show?

    9.30 - Where does the sense of connectivity come from with the show? It feels like a therapy session.

    13.30 - Milos character and the nuances.

    15.34 - Do actors decide certain parts of a role or is that scripted?

    17.58 - How did you find such an amazing cast?

    20.15 - Do you think being an actor makes you a better director, if so why?

    23.54 - Do you miss acting?

    26.36 - A common thread in your life that you can track, that took you into this world?

    31.19 - The emerging generations observations of wanting to work in their calling, what’s your thoughts on this?

    37.08 - This is us is speaking to human needs - loneliness, depression, racism…

    38.33 - How do you switch off, hobbies, interests?

    42.44 - Do you enjoy being a Dad?

    46.30 - Quick fire questions…

    Something people often get wrong about you?

    Last tv show you binged watched?

    Favourite movie?

    Concert or show you’ll never forget?

    Favourite meal?

    What books are you reading?

    What would you like on your grave stone?

    An ordinary moment that lights you up?

    Last time you wrote a hand written note or letter?

    What are you most grateful for this past year?

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    Let me know when you are listening/watching this conversation tag me in it @PaulScanlonUK and be sure to watch This Is Us as well as connect with Ken on twitter/instagram @KenOlin1.

    • 53 min
    Spotting Narcissism In Yourself & Others - My 10 observations to recognise and manage it

    Spotting Narcissism In Yourself & Others - My 10 observations to recognise and manage it

    Don’t forget to subscribe and share with me when you’re listening to this episode @PaulScanlonUK.

    Narcissism is all about a false self it’s a mask that people wear which slips over time and when it does you should be paying attention.

    It’s the fear of appearing ordinary which drives them to exaggeration and showing off to appear extraordinary.

    Don’t ever try to confront or change a narcissist it’s like trying to nail jelly to the wall. Wish them well and move away from their toxicity.

    Here are my 10 signs to look out for when it comes to narcissism to avoid in others and look out for if you have them in yourself.

    1. They are self obsessed, self promoting and self absorbed whilst pretending to be interested in you.

    2. They brainwash you to believe that you need them in your life because their life is far superior.

    3. They manipulate you into their version of you.

    4. They make you question your thoughts and decisions in favour of theirs.

    5. They will never respect your boundaries because they only see their own importance.

    6. They don’t mind ignoring shaming minimising or isolating you to serve themselves.

    7. They will Gaslight and marginalise you then encourage and praise you simultaneously in the hope you don’t spot the manipulation.

    8. They use people because their agenda and priorities are always more important.

    9. They need people and relationships just like the rest of us but they’re unable to see others as equals.

    10. They will only want you in their world if you offer them financial security, status, support their projects or just generally stroke their ego in some way.

    Come and be a part of my TRANSFORM THE LEADER WITHIN virtual experience happening on the 8th of May. Visit - paulscanlon.com/transform for more information.

    I love hearing from you so let me know what you thought of this episode either on social media @PaulScanlonUK or email pa@paulscanlon.com

    • 21 min
    Show Up As Your Authentic Self - Holistic Approach To Healing, Creating boundaries, Dealing with trauma, Reparenting & more - In Conversation with Dr Nicole LePera

    Show Up As Your Authentic Self - Holistic Approach To Healing, Creating boundaries, Dealing with trauma, Reparenting & more - In Conversation with Dr Nicole LePera

    Dr. Nicole LePera was trained in clinical psychology at Cornell University and the New School for Social Research. She also studied at the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis.

    She is the creator of the #SelfHealers movement where people from around the world are joining together in community to take healing into their own hands. Her first book, How to Do the Work, is currently available and became a New York Times Best Seller.

    You can find her on instagram at @the.holistic.psychologist

    In my conversation with the lovely Dr Nicole we spoke about the new age of Awakening.

    Dealing with trauma, breaking patterns of familiarity and how to create healthy boundaries, what it means to create a life of holistic living.

    As well as her thoughts on the education system, and how to do the work to be your authentic self, dealing with your emotions, and how to regulate yourself.

    If you like me have ever gone through any form of trauma or grief you’re going to love this interview. As well as how to break the mould of the familiar to create a life of transformation.

    Don’t forget to share with me when you’re watching or listening to this interview I love to hear from you.

    Share with me on social media @PaulScanlonUK and tag in Dr Nicole - @the.holistic.psychologist

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    Connect - pa@paulscanlon.com

    • 1 hr
    Five Things That Are Killing Your Dreams

    Five Things That Are Killing Your Dreams

    Here are 5 Dream Killers that I’ve found to be the most common in our lives.

    We have a huge capacity to sabotage our own dreams and yet be oblivious to it, so here’s 5 killers to look out for.

    1: Sharing it with the wrong people too soon

    2: Mistaking the dream for a plan

    3: Unmanaged expectations

    4: Not becoming who your dream needs you to be

    5: Not building strategic alliances

    Check out my new brand new ebook only available until April 6th called 100 SECRETS OF MY PROGRESS. Wisdom For Your Life, Leadership and Relationships. 

    Visit - paulscanlon.com/100secrets 

    Don't forget to tag me @PaulScanlonUK when you're listening. 

    • 24 min
    The Pursuit Of Meaningful Connection, Putting A Spotlight On Anxiety, Depression And Suicide - PS. In Conversation With Sarah Wilson

    The Pursuit Of Meaningful Connection, Putting A Spotlight On Anxiety, Depression And Suicide - PS. In Conversation With Sarah Wilson

    In this latest conversation I am speaking with the lovely @_SarahWilson_.  

    Share with me when you are listening and tag me on social media - @PaulScanlonUK

    Sarah is a former journalist (cosmopolitan magazine) and TV presenter (Master Chef AU), author and activist. She wrote the New York Times bestsellers I Quit Sugar and First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, and has a new book out called - This One Wild and Precious Life.   

    If you have or know of anyone who has ever experienced any form of anxiety, depression or loneliness can I encourage you to grab your notebook and dive into this conversation as Sarah is vulnerable and real with her answers that I think will really help us all to have a better language for these things we all go through.  

    I loved her openness with me also about her experience with suicide which we all know has been on the rise for many years and we need to become more aware of it and speak more openly about peoples experiences with this and mental health.

    We also speak about her creative process as best selling author, her thoughts on ageing, climate change and her personal experience with the global pandemic.   

    Here are some of the questions I asked Sarah -   

    1.05 - How have you found Covid?  

    4.07 - What was it about your anxiety that during the lockdown gave you hidden serendipity gifts?   

    12.35 - What do you want think will come out of this pandemic with regards to loneliness?  What is it that we are lonely for?  

    21.40 - How did you get into writing and your creative process?   

    23.24 - What did you mean by you weren’t ready and how did your know when you’re were ready?  

    27.11 - What is your creative process?   

    31.50 - What is your motivation for writing is it for you or the people?  

    36.13 -Do you get lonely, what is your philosophy about relationships?  

    39.58 - Do you believe in God and what does that mean to you?  

    42.06 - Are you afraid of dying?  

    43.11 - Do you worry about ageing?  

    Ending with some quick fire questions...

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    Connect - pa@paulscanlon.com

    • 49 min
    Shifting Mindsets, Creating A Life Of Freedom & Upscaling What You Do - PS. in Conversation With Lauren Tickner

    Shifting Mindsets, Creating A Life Of Freedom & Upscaling What You Do - PS. in Conversation With Lauren Tickner

    I had a conversation with @LaurenTickner who is one of Forbes top ten entrepreneurs. We spoke about her drive for doing what she does and the passions she has for the future.

    Her journey of losing weight in an unhealthy way and reframing how she saw her fitness journey, as well as managing panic attacks at a young age and other game changing nudges that have got her to where she is now.

    Lauren shares her three motivations behind her success and motivation.

    We discussed about her upbringing and having a brother with a disability and how that has helped shaped the woman she is today and the drive she has to help him and others in similar situations.

    We speak about shifting mindsets, establishing new healthy habits for longevity, working on creating a life of freedom and much more. You’re going to get a lot out of this interview from someone who is so driven and enthusiastic.

    We also share our personal observations of the mindset differences between the USA and the UK as both are coming from parts of the UK that have limiting belief systems.

    How she went from working at one of the top management investment firms in London to being a Forbes top entrepreneur.

    This interview is for any who are in business, entrepreneurship, start up companies or those who want to create new healthy habits, shift mindsets and turn their passions into a profit.

    Question time stamps -

    1.12 - what were the game changers that nudged you towards what you are doing now in the sweet spot you have got to?

    3.30 - at what point did you realise that you hated your job and wanted to get out of it, and how long after did you stay?

    6.37 - what do you think it was at 18 that gave you the awareness to get unstuck?

    9.35 - where does your driven-ness come from?

    13.35 - What’s the difference to you between working in a business and on a business?

    18.45 - Your time in the states, why would you want to spend more time there?

    21.51 - What are the mistakes start up companies and entrepreneurs make?

    24.25 - What is something people don’t know about you which is probably your superpower ?

    30.09 - In what ways are you weird?

    31.25 - What is a new belief / habits that’s improved your world in the last few years?

    35.00 - Who would you be mentored by and why?

    38.00 - What do you want to be doing in the next 5 years?

    Let me know what you thought of this conversation, share with me on social media @PaulScanlonUK and tag in @LaurenTickner and don’t forget to subscribe and please leave a review.

    Visit paulscanlon.com for more information on seminars, resources and to keep up to date with Paul Scanlon.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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76 Ratings

Ecooper5 ,

Beautifully crafted communication, empowering and engaging

Paul is one of the best teachers on leadership that I’ve heard. He speaks with clarity, honesty and vulnerability, and the true heart of a father who wants success for people. Paul communicates with the brilliance and beauty of wisdom from a humble heart. This is a podcast for anyone who wants to grow as a person and create a healthy culture in their relationships and organizations.

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Profound Truths, Simple Presentation

Paul has a unique ability to get right to the heart of things and connect in a very pure way to the listener. I have learned so much from him as a leader and as a person already and am looking forward to more!

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This podcast is changing the way I navigate my life. If you are looking for a practical, no nonsense guide to reinventing who you are, this podcast is for you!

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