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Hosted by Transformational Wellness Expert, ICF Master Coach, Public Speaker & Author, Gillian McMichael, this podcast will inspire you to unlock your true purpose and ignite your infinite potential.

Discover real, honest stories from those who have overcome challenges and found peace in their lives. There is an inner strength in every one of us, and this is explored through a series of topics, from trust and forgiveness to confidence and self-love. These stories will help to lighten the load you may be carrying so that you can connect with your mind, body and spirit.

It’s time to grow, flourish and thrive as you find your way home, back to your true self.

Full Circle: Finding Your Way Home Gillian McMichael

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Hosted by Transformational Wellness Expert, ICF Master Coach, Public Speaker & Author, Gillian McMichael, this podcast will inspire you to unlock your true purpose and ignite your infinite potential.

Discover real, honest stories from those who have overcome challenges and found peace in their lives. There is an inner strength in every one of us, and this is explored through a series of topics, from trust and forgiveness to confidence and self-love. These stories will help to lighten the load you may be carrying so that you can connect with your mind, body and spirit.

It’s time to grow, flourish and thrive as you find your way home, back to your true self.

    From Breakdown to Breakthrough with Gillian McMichael

    From Breakdown to Breakthrough with Gillian McMichael

    Embark on a transformative journey as Host, Gillian McMichael shares her inspiring story from breakdown to breakthrough on The Full Circle Podcast. 
     
    In a raw and candid conversation, Gillian delves into her personal struggle with loss, stress, and illness, revealing how she navigated the turbulent waters of adversity to emerge stronger and more resilient than ever. 
     
    This bonus episode is a testament to the power of self-care and the profound impact it can have on our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. 
     
    Tune in as Gillian explores the importance of mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and holistic practices in her healing journey, offering invaluable insights and practical tips to cultivate a life of balance, vitality, and inner peace.
     
    Quotes 
    'When everything crashed, the recession in full force, my marriage broken, to the point of no return, my business went into liquidation and everything I had known was taken away from me. I have described this as being lost out at sea. And in those moments, I had a choice of sinking or swimming. For me, there was no choice really.' - 00:56
     
    ‘This was like searching in the dark for the light switch and then finally finding it, flicking it on and for the first time in my life, I could see clearly.’ – 08:43
     
    ‘I've come back home to my true self. I've learned to befriend myself and I am now.  One I can rely on anytime. I've let go of my critical companion and the narrative that said I was not worthy, not good enough, not deserving of true happiness and deep contentment. Not deserving of love for myself. I've moved beyond my past conditioning and the things that have held me back.’ – 09:33
     
     
    Time stamps
    00:00 – Welcome to the bonus episode
    00:23 – Gillian loses everything
    01:47 – Survival mode
    03:17 – Gillian gets rushed to hospital
    04:04 – The beginning of self-care for Gillian
    05:10 – Gillian finds meditation 
    07:52 – How ancient wisdom changed Gillian’s life 
    10:20 – Steps to get your wellbeing on track 
    Gillian Socials
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    Full Circle Global Socialshttps://www.instagram.com/fullcircleglobal/https://www.linkedin.com/company/full-circle-development-consultancy/https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleglobal/https://fullcircleglobal.com
    Order my book, “Coming Home: A Guide To Being Your True Self”
    Amazon:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-Home-Guide-Being-Your/dp/1784529702
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    • 12 min
    Setbacks, Growth, and Embracing Uncertainty with Lydia Thompson

    Setbacks, Growth, and Embracing Uncertainty with Lydia Thompson

    This week on the Full Circle Podcast, I'm thrilled to welcome Lydia Thompson, a Women’s Rugby star, as we delve into her remarkable journey of personal setbacks, growth, and embracing uncertainty.
     
    Lydia's path, from the exhilarating highs of international sports success to navigating the depths of self-doubt, strikes a chord with us all.
     
    In our candid conversation, Lydia opens up about the challenges she faced, including shouldering the weight of 'complete blame' for England's World Cup final loss to New Zealand, and the invaluable lessons she learned from those experiences.
     
    Join us as we explore how Lydia discovered the courage to pause, reflect, and embrace the reality that her life was destined for a different path than she once imagined.
     
    Don't miss out - tune in and let Lydia's journey ignite your own resilience, empower you to trust your instincts, and set you on a path towards rediscovering your true self.
     
     
    Time stamps
     
    00:00 – An introduction to Lydia
    00:40 – Lydia’s professional journey 
    03:16 – Lydia’s experience being a pro athlete in a male-dominated sport 
    15:15 – Dealing with imposter syndrome and feeling worthy 
    17:07 – Lydia’s experience at the 2022 Rugby World Cup
    26:27 – How Lydia moved past the regret of losing the Rugby World Cup  
    28:50 – What Lydia’s next steps look like 
    31:51 – Lydia’s advice for self-worth 
    34:31 – The freedom and clarity that comes from not knowing your next step 
    37:24 – Gillian’s closing thoughts
     
    Lydia’s Socials
    https://www.instagram.com/lbthompson1/
    Gillian's Socials
    https://www.instagram.com/the.master.coach/https://www.linkedin.com/in/gillian-mcmichael/https://www.facebook.com/GillianMcMichaelMasterCoach https://www.gillianmcmichael.com
     Full Circle Global Socialshttps://www.instagram.com/fullcircleglobal/https://www.linkedin.com/company/full-circle-development-consultancy/https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleglobal/https://fullcircleglobal.com
    Order my book, “Coming Home: A Guide To Being Your True Self”
    Amazon:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-Home-Guide-Being-Your/dp/1784529702
    Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Coming-Home-A-Guide-to-Being-Your-True-Self-Paperback-9781784529703/928206895 
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    • 42 min
    Overcoming Obstacles to Reach Your Full Potential with Tom Cowdale

    Overcoming Obstacles to Reach Your Full Potential with Tom Cowdale

    This week on the Full Circle Podcast I am joined by Tom Cowdale whose life experiences – from living with a hearing impairment to conquering Ironman Triathlons – have shaped his profound understanding of overcoming barriers and embracing challenges. 
     
    Tom joins me to share his personal journey of transformation, from feeling sidelined to becoming a champion of mind-body resilience. 
     
    Discover how one small gesture of support ignited a lifelong pursuit of health and wellbeing, leading Tom from the rugby sidelines to the global stage of athletic achievement.
     
    Tom's story reminds us that offering a helping hand can truly change lives, and his dedication to empowering others is evident in his coaching practice. 
     
    Through a holistic approach that nurtures the mind-body connection, Tom guides individuals on their path to realising their true potential and achieving their dreams.
     
    Don't miss this uplifting conversation that will inspire you to embrace challenges, support others, and pursue a life of wellbeing.
     
    Quotes 
    “Your movement is a reflection of what's going on inside you. How you have shown up for that day, your behaviour, your emotional state, your belief system.” - 18:18
     
    “I have always had a bit of self-doubt around myself. About where I am and what I can do. And I kind of thought, well, what if I can do an Ironman? That's going to make me feel a certain way. I'll feel good enough after it. I’ll feel like I've really accomplished something.” -27:02
     
    “I try and see the actual Ironman itself as a celebration of the year of the training.” - 28:53
     
    “If you're doing things that appear like self-compassion, you know, ‘I’m not going to train today. I'm going to be kind to myself’, and you do it every day - in the end, you're not actually being that compassionate to yourself.” - 39:18
     
    Time stamps
     
    00:00 – An introduction to Tom
    00:51 – Tom’s professional journey 
    05:00 – Growing up with a hearing impairment 
    06:42 – Tom’s turning point with his rugby coach
    10:53 – Playing for England Deaf Rugby
    13:35 – Chronic Pain and JEMS 
    24:00 – Tom’s journey to Ironman 
    27:09 – Self-doubt and motivation for Ironman
    29:35 – The importance of having a good support structure 
    30:57 – The significance of sport in Tom’s life now
    31:53 – Exercise and emotional wellbeing
    32:49 – Tom’s coaching and the physical/psychological connection
    38:30 – Tom’s lessons about self-compassion
    39:18 – Tom’s tips for starting your movement journey 
    43:11 – How to contact Tom
    43:38 – Gillian’s closing thoughts
     
    Tom’s Socials
    http://onformhighperformance.co.uk/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/onformhighperformancecoaching/ 
    Gillian's Socials
    https://www.instagram.com/the.master.coach/https://www.linkedin.com/in/gillian-mcmichael/https://www.facebook.com/GillianMcMichaelMasterCoach https://www.gillianmcmichael.com
    Full Circle Global Socialshttps://www.instagram.com/fullcircleglobal/https://www.linkedin.com/company/full-circle-development-consultancy/https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleglobal/https://fullcircleglobal.com
    Order my book, “Coming Home: A Guide To Being Your True Self”
    Amazon:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-Home-Guide-Being-Your/dp/1784529702
    Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Coming-Home-A-Guide-to-Being-Your-True-Self-Paperback-9781784529703/928206895 
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    • 45 min
    Understand & Own Your Neurodiversity with Eve Dixon

    Understand & Own Your Neurodiversity with Eve Dixon

    Dive into a captivating conversation with Eve Dixon, a powerhouse Global Transformation Director, as we explore the compelling topic of owning your neurodiversity in work and life.
     
    With a background in commercial leadership and a passion for a people-centric approach, Eve's journey took an unexpected turn when she was diagnosed with ADHD at 45, while getting her sons assessed for neurodivergence.
     
    In this enlightening episode on the Full Circle Podcast, Eve shares her inspiring story and insights on embracing neurodiversity as a catalyst for success. 
     
    Discover how Eve's journey has fuelled her dedication to understanding neurodivergence and its profound impact on individuals' lives and careers.
     
    Join us as we delve into the importance of owning your neurodiversity, and unlocking its potential for personal and professional growth. 
     
    Whether you're navigating the corporate world or seeking fulfillment in life, Eve's wisdom will empower you to embrace your unique strengths and thrive.
     Time stamps
    00:00 – An introduction to Eve
    01:54 – Eve’s ADHD diagnosis 
    03:09 – What is ADHD
    06:29 – Coping strategies that Eve uses
    14:16 – Neurodiversity and self-care
    18:36 – The importance of diagnosis 
    23:46 – Why exercise is helpful with neurodiversity  
    27:58 – Eve’s advice for neurodiverse individuals   
    27:58 – Eve’s learnings
    30:43 – Gillian’s closing thoughts 
     
    Eve’s Socials
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/evedixon/

    Gillian Socials
    https://www.instagram.com/the.master.coach/https://www.linkedin.com/in/gillian-mcmichael/https://www.facebook.com/GillianMcMichaelMasterCoach https://www.gillianmcmichael.com
    Full Circle Global Socials
    https://www.instagram.com/fullcircleglobal/https://www.linkedin.com/company/full-circle-development-consultancy/https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleglobal/https://fullcircleglobal.com
    Order my book, “Coming Home: A Guide To Being Your True Self”
    Amazon:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-Home-Guide-Being-Your/dp/1784529702
    Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Coming-Home-A-Guide-to-Being-Your-True-Self-Paperback-9781784529703/928206895 
    Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/coming-home-gillian-mcmichael/1141304045 
     
    WHSmith: https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/coming-home-a-guide-to-being-your-true-self/gillian-mcmichael/paperback/9781784529703.html 

    • 32 min
    The Journey to Optimal Wellbeing with Caspar Chittenden

    The Journey to Optimal Wellbeing with Caspar Chittenden

    Embark on a transformative journey with Caspar Chittenden, the visionary Transformational Life Coach, as we delve into the profound journey to optimal wellbeing.
     
    Optimal wellbeing encompasses all aspects of life, from career and relationships to mental and emotional fluidity, leading to a deep connection with oneself and an uncovering of our true essence.
     
    In this episode of the Full Circle Podcast, Caspar shares insights from his decade-long experience in the health and wellness industry, emphasising that true wellbeing extends far beyond physical training.
     
    Join us as we explore the transformative power of integrating mind, body, and spirit, and unlock the secrets to living a life truly alive. 🎙️💫
     
    Quotes 
    ‘Growth essentially is about exposing ourselves to a small piece of stress and then resting and adapting. But if we're constantly exposing ourselves to stress with no rest, then something breaks.’ - 22:22 
     
    ‘I'm a big believer of balance across the board. And if we're spending too much energy and too much time in one area, we're definitely going to lack in others.’ - 24:51
     
    ‘You're stressed out? Well just try and wake up a little earlier and sit on the mat and meditate for 10 minutes. That's going to be great. But if you've got a major issue within your life or major piece that is out of alignment, meditating is not going to fix that.” - 30:09
     
    Time stamps
     
    00:00 – An introduction to Caspar
    01:19 – Caspar’s journey into the wellness world
    03:53 – What fitness has given Caspar
    11:18 – The journey from Personal Trainer to Life Coach
    17:02 – What is the Baseline State
    22:22 – Growth through stress 
    23:14 – What is Optimal Wellbeing 
    25:03 – The importance of balance 
    27:25 – Caspar’s process
    30:44 – Key challenges for Caspar’s clients 
    42:44 – Caspar’s tips
    46:57 – How to contact Caspar
    47:36 – Gillian’s closing thoughts
    Caspar’s Socials
     
    https://www.coachingwithcaspar.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/coachingwithcaspar/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/caspar-chittenden-a01385226/ 
    Gillian's Socials
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    Full Circle Global Socialshttps://www.instagram.com/fullcircleglobal/https://www.linkedin.com/company/full-circle-development-consultancy/https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleglobal/https://fullcircleglobal.com
    Order my book, “Coming Home: A Guide To Being Your True Self”
    Amazon:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-Home-Guide-Being-Your/dp/1784529702
    Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Coming-Home-A-Guide-to-Being-Your-True-Self-Paperback-9781784529703/928206895 
    Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/coming-home-gillian-mcmichael/1141304045 
     
    WHSmith: https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/coming-home-a-guide-to-being-your-true-self/gillian-mcmichael/paperback/9781784529703.html 

    • 49 min
    Understanding Yourself & Unlocking Your Potential with Annie Rodgers

    Understanding Yourself & Unlocking Your Potential with Annie Rodgers

    Elevate your leadership journey with Annie Rogers, Executive Coach and partner at Leadership Forum! 
     
    Annie's dynamic energy and commitment to helping others thrive shine through as she guides professionals on a profound journey of self-discovery. 
     
    In this conversation, we dive deep into the transformative impact of understanding oneself and unlocking true potential.
     
    Discover Annie's unique approach that seamlessly integrates strategy and human performance, ensuring personal and team excellence. 
     
    From exploring feedback to listening at a deeper level, Annie empowers you to take control of your life and career.
     
    Don't miss this insightful discussion on how being proactive in your career, reflecting regularly, and showing up as your true self are essential for overall growth and well-being. 
     
    Tune in and embark on a transformative journey toward a more fulfilling and authentic professional life! 🎙️
     
     
    Time stamps
     
    00:00 – An introduction to Annie
    01:34 – Annie’s journey into coaching 
    04:26 – The importance of taking control of your life 
    11:38 – Annie’s career turning points
    17:06 – How the purpose-led approach impacts well-being
    19:49 – Stepping out of your comfort zone 
    21:42 – The link between your personal and professional life
    25:16 – Growth and self-reflection is a never-ending journey 
    33:25 – Annie’s advice for listeners 
    40:16 – How to contact Annie 
    41:10 - Gillian’s reflections 
     
     
    Annie’s Socials
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/annierodgers/
    Gillian Socials
    https://www.instagram.com/the.master.coach/https://www.linkedin.com/in/gillian-mcmichael/https://www.facebook.com/GillianMcMichaelMasterCoach https://www.gillianmcmichael.com
    Full Circle Global Socialshttps://www.instagram.com/fullcircleglobal/https://www.linkedin.com/company/full-circle-development-consultancy/https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleglobal/https://fullcircleglobal.com
    Order my book, “Coming Home: A Guide To Being Your True Self”
    Amazon:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-Home-Guide-Being-Your/dp/1784529702
    Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Coming-Home-A-Guide-to-Being-Your-True-Self-Paperback-9781784529703/928206895 
    Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/coming-home-gillian-mcmichael/1141304045 
     
    WHSmith: https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/coming-home-a-guide-to-being-your-true-self/gillian-mcmichael/paperback/9781784529703.html 

    • 42 min

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