The Podcast to make you laugh and think. Join Emma Stroud and her clown Barbara interviewing experts from all walks of life. They will share their stories, wisdom and wit. This is personal development that will make you laugh and think.
Episode 105 - Clowning Around… Conversations with Ruth Kudzi
Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as they talk all things Conversations. How do we have great conversations? How can we have effective challenging conversations? What can Barabra learn from a coach about coaches and conversations? What makes a good conversation flow and how can we ensure we are having the best conversations possible and so much more..
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About Ruth Kudzi:
Ruth Kudzi is a MCC accredited and award-winning coach, coach trainer, business mentor, speaker and best-selling author.
She is the CEO of two successful companies: A coaching and mentoring business helping entrepreneurs build and develop their businesses and a coach training school which helps people to train as certified coaches and develop their coaching skills.
She combines her background in sales and school leadership and education with over 25 years of study of Psychology and Neuroscience including MA in Psychology & Education, BA in Psychology & Management, PGCERT in Coaching (Psychology), PGCE in Business Education and numerous coaching qualifications including diplomas in Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, NLP, Performance Coaching and Business Coaching. She is a DISC L3 accredited trainer, a Spiral Energy Coach and is working towards her NLP Master Practitioner.
Her coaching business is well regarded and successful and she has been featured in The Guardian, Vogue, Psychologies, Good Housekeeping, ITV, Women & Home Times Radio, spoken at NatWest, UCL, Allbright and General Assembly.
She is passionate about evidence-based approaches to coaching and personal development and helping people integrate their learning so they can live purposeful lives and run successful businesses.
Episode 104 - Clowning Around… Truth with Helen Garlick
Join Em and her Clown Barbara as they chat all things Truth with Helen. How do you share your truth? What courage does it take to explore and discuss your truth? What holds us back from sharing our stories? How does Barbara share her truths and much much more.. including trips to Romania and a surprise mention of George Harrison.
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Book link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Place-Lie-Secrets-Unlocked/dp/1913532186/
About Helen Garlick:
Helen Garlick is a family lawyer and mediator turned author of a fabulous (!) memoir called No Place to Lie about family secrets and suicide. But it’s by no means grim. There are laugh out loud moments in the book which will make you laugh and maybe cry in equal measure.
Helen is walking around London doing sections of the London Capital Ring on Sundays ending on January 9th 2022 in aid of Zero Suicide Alliance. Would be great to support, plus their free life-saving training on their website. She is also host of their ground-breaking programme Life Matters
Helen’s have a YouTube channel called Hello! It’s Bedtter to Talk
Episode 103 - Clowning Around... Being a Child at Work with Nick Mayhew
Clowning Around – Being A Child at Work with Nick Mayhew
Join Em and her clown Barbara as they chat all things being a child at work with Nick. What does is mean to really allow your inner child to come out and play at work? What benefits can you notice on you, your team and your clients if you allow more creativity, wonder and joy to come out at work. How does Barbara play at work? How did Nick’s journey inform him and his leadership and how he connects to his inner child? And much much more…
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Episode 102 - Clowning Around… Winging it – The flying kind, the imposter kind and the rugby kind! With Mandy Hickson
Join Em Stroud and her clown Barbara as we talk all things Winging it with Mandy. What does winging it even mean? How can she possibly be winging it at anytime considering she was a pilot and now is a public speaker. Mandy and I share stories of feeling so out of our depth – at The UN, in gas chambers and just in life – if you want to laugh and think then this really is the episode for you.
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About Mandy Hickson:
Mandy Hickson has over 30 years experience within aviation. In the RAF, she flew the Tornado GR4 on the front line, where she operated in many hostile environments. Mandy is now a highly demanded keynote speaker where she talks with humour and great passion to inspire those around her. Author of best-selling book ‘An Officer, not a Gentleman’ her inspirational journey as a pioneering female fighter pilot.
Episode 101 - Clowning Around… Women, Small Business and Climate with Maggie Berry OBE
Join Em and Barabra talking all things Women, Small Business and Climate. WE chat all things to do with these topics and we giggle a lot. How does Barbara think the world is going from her perspective as a small business owner. How can we as business owner, and people affect climate change and so much more..
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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maggieberryuk/ and https://www.linkedin.com/company/theheartofthecity/
About Maggie Berry:
Maggie leads Heart of the City, an organisation that works with SMEs to help them to develop responsible business programmes which can range from climate action programmes, supporting their local community to reducing their environmental impact or promoting diversity and wellbeing in the workplace. Heart of the City is an independent charity which is housed by and supported by the City of London Corporation and since its inception twenty years ago, it has been at the forefront of helping small businesses to build successful responsible business programmes.
Maggie was previously Executive Director for Europe for WEConnect International, a global organisation championing supplier diversity in procurement and helping majority owned women businesses to connect into the corporate supply chain. For over eight years, Maggie had lead responsibility for the organisation in Europe and her role involved developing corporate and public sector support as well as growing and supporting a network of c1,800 women-owned businesses across Europe.
Prior to this, Maggie ran an online job board, recruitment and networking forum for women working in the technology profession in the UK. Maggie remains informally involved with championing women in the technology profession and is a Freeman at the Information Technologists' Company in the City of London.
In June 2019, Maggie was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of her services to women in business and technology.
Maggie wants to help more women to succeed and achieve in their careers – whether that’s in the corporate world or as an entrepreneur. I am privileged to have connected with so many amazing women across my career and I am inspired every day by the small business owners I meet.
Episode 100 - Clowning Around… Time To Celebrate You
Join Em on the 100th episode of Clowning Around. Yes that I right the 100th episode! In this episode Em talks about how can we celebrate our success and what we have been doing well! It’s a short solo episode that will make you laugh and think.
Em book Lessons From A Clown is available here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lessons-Clown-Courage-Yourself-Laugh-ebook/dp/B09JMWXLJ5