Growing together through curious conversations
Word of the year
In this episode, I get curious about the concept; WORD FOR THE YEAR.
Maybe like me, you have created new years resolutions only to find they didn't last that long!
I have found that having a word for the year is a far positive way to keep on track. One simple word that keeps me intentional, supports my decision making and represents how I want my year to feel.
So if this speaks to you, grab a warm drink, open up your journal and work through the 4 steps that I take to find my word of the year.
What do you want?
In this episode I get curious about the question, what do you want?
I explore the complexity of the answer and share how my reaction ties back to some flippant comments from when I was a child.
As an exercise, I ask you to take some time exploring your own answers with my workbook which you can get in my online learning portal (you can access it by clicking on the link below).
Kirk Hardwick - The Ultra Runner
In this episode, I get curious with ultra-runner, Kirk Hardwick.
Kirk believes that we are all born to run, and argues, you don’t have to be superhuman to be able to run 100 plus miles over 24 hours. All it takes is commitment, determination and drive. He says the word impossible is overused and is done so in a way that limits our capacity to be our best.
Kirk says the allure of running is the ability to find ourselves and to re-discover what we are meant to do. He describes how running many miles can be tough, but it’s in those tough moments that bring us the greatest joy and helps us build resilience we all need.
Kirk is passionate about health and well-being; he believes that well-being is not one dimensional and that we should all build holistic component parts into our lives.
Delayed gratification, seeing his family smile with pride and inspiring others are his greatest motivators.
Kirk shares the following two incredible quotes:
“We don’t stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing”. George Bernard Shaw
We aren’t good at what we do occasionally, were good at what we do consistently (Author unknown)
You can find out more about Kirk here:
Phil Jones MBE
In this episode, I get curious with the Managing Director of Brother, Phil Jones MBE, whose personal purpose is to inspire the potential of millions of others.
We get curious about how powerful leaders are ones who bring emotional intelligence and compassion to an organisation.
The power of creating meaningful cultures where small things make the biggest difference.
How to use diverse information to create feedback loops to communicate the right content at the correct frequency and in the appropriate tone.
Why leaders need to develop situational self-awareness so they can serve their people and develop and embed meaningful wellbeing cultures.
The power of understanding your purpose.
Why it's important to not just care for those you lead but also their families.
Why covid 19 has given us the opportunity to reflect and grow our communication, relationships and organisations.
Phil shares the following quote:
“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny."
You can connect with Phil
Danielle Brown MBE
Today I get curious with double Olympic gold medal winner, Danielle Brown MBE.
Together we get curious about the power that comes with knowing yourself because as Danielle states, your relationship with yourself is the longest. We discuss the power of positivity and mindset, why saying yes brings amazing opportunities, how kindness overflows into your whole life and why you should never give up, but instead get up!
Danielle shares the following quote with us:
"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel". Maya Angelou
You can find Danielle at:
The complexity of obesity with Sarah LeBrocq
In this episode, we get curious with Sarah LeBrocq. Sarah lost 8 stone in the TV series, fat, fight of my life and now campaigns to raise awareness about the complexity of obesity. We explore those complex issues and links to genetics. We discuss the stigma, assumptions and stereotypes people living with obesity face every day and the importance of changing the narrative. Sarah explains the role of obesogenic environments and how her view of wellbeing has changed over the years.