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The Hope-Makers

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So in this shorter than usual episode I reflect on what hosting The Hope-Makers has given me, and the lessons I've learned. It has been a hugely enriching experience and I have been humbled time and time again by the extraordinary ordinary peop
Darren Evans speaks with me about how his work in health care innovation and experience of a family bereavement led to a question from his 11-year old son which would result in the development of an innovative digital platform to help other peo
As a holistic healer, medium, writer, and a speaker, Khristee Rich advocates for women’s health and wellness. With over twenty years researching alternative health and wellness and seventeen years as a healer, she empowers empathic women and cr
A complicated and less than ideal upbringing like the one experienced by Elliott Connie can often break a spirit. So, what then, is the reason that some of us gain strength from our shortcomings and trauma? It was this question that initiated E
Sara Price has more than 20 years experience in PR and communications having worked with brands such as Kelloggs, AirBnB and the royal household. Alongside her continuing PR consultancy, Sara has set up Actually, a communications, mindset and s
As this episode is being put out on what has been notionally labelled 'freedom day' in England - where all legal covid restrictions have been removed, it seems apt to have this episode in which I discuss all things anxiety and how to cope with
Parental alienation is the process through which children are turned against one parent, by the other. Definitions do vary, but ultimately this is what happens. Sometimes this process occurs within a wider dynamic of domestic abuse, and this is
In this episode I speak with Julia Caldwell about her experiences of sexual assault, and how these experiences enabled her to see the need to support men to develop a mindful connection to their masculinity.  ?This is not always easy listening,
In this episode I interview burnout recovery mentor, Leah Steele. Leah is a former lawyer and barrister who, since experiencing burnout has been working endlessly to help other people within the legal professions understand what burnout is, how
In this interview, Tracy Manser, BAFTA and EMMY nominated TV producer describes how she recovered from the trauma of a horrific sexual assault, all thanks to a special birthday and the approach she took to celebrating it.This is an incredibly b
In this episode I interview Anne Fricke, host of 'Walking with Freya' a podcast serving special needs families, about her experiences of raising her daugther Freya who has Prader Willi Syndrome. We speak about the challenges, fears and gifts th
Following an emotive experience working as a ‘de-clutterer’ Clouds End founder, Heather Matuozzo, realised there was little or no help available for people affected by hoarding disorder and this spurred her on to form Clouds End CIC in 2009.​Th
In 2020, just after the Covid pandemic started, Janet Fanaki lost her husband to Glioblastoma - incurable brain cancer. However, four years before, just after receiving this devastating diagnosis Janet decided to write a blog about her experien
 Andrea Johnson is a Professional Encourager. Her mission of helping others find true freedom is expressed through coaching, motivational speaking, podcasting and building a global community of women helping women. She is certified by the John
In this episode I speak with professional speaker Archie Messersmith-Bunting about his experiences of and recovery from suicidality, major mental-illness and substance abuse. Adopted at the age of 2 into a highly religious community, Archie str
In this interview I speak with marketing coach, Alexandra Ionitta, about how she gave up her dream job and found her passion for coaching people. This interview is packed full of mindset tips that I know will have relevance to all listeners, pa
Helen, based in New Zealand is an Emotion and Body code practitioner. What led her to this path however, was the experience of losing her 18 year old daughter in a tragic and random car accident in 2017.In this interview Helen shares the lesson
Heather Jean, co-founder of Confidence Through Cabaret, and I discuss how the pandemic both took away and provided huge opportunities for her. After losing most of her executive and team professional development work due to the pandemic, the pa
In this episode I interview Heather Rider who was forced to transformed her life from being a high achieving tech exec due to a debilitating autoimmune illness triggered by high functioning anxiety.Now, Heather coaches and heals other women who
In this episode I interview author, Sam Rose, about her new book 'Gut Feelings: Coping with cancer and living with Lynch Syndrome'. Sam, at the age of 33 has had three cancer diagnoses thanks to the genetic disorder Lynch Syndrome which prevent
In this episode I speak with Meriam Boldewijn, who talks about her experiences as a caregiver for her husband who was a transplant patient as well as her brother who suffered a stroke. She talks candidly about the emotional challenges involved
In this, the second part of my conversation with Tony Burgess and Julie French, the focus is very much on things we can do to make ourselves stay hopeful. There are so many take-aways from this episode it is definitely worth taking 25 minutes o
In this episode, I talk with two incredible humans who are partners in life and work. Tony Burgess and Julie French work in the therapeutic and personal development field, using a range of techniques including NLP and havening. They work with i
In the second episode, women's empowerment coach Michelle Delport and I discuss her journey through entrepreneurship in a male dominated bar industry, to coaching women to live the life they desire and deserve. Michelle provides great insight i
Jimmy Clare is an autism advocate who is on a mission to change public perceptions about autism. Speaking candidly about his own experience as a child after being diagnosed, and the challenges he faced, to now being the host of a health and wel
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