Clowning Around Podcast

Clowning Around Podcast

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.


August 9, 2022 46 min

How do we find more joy in our lives?  Why do we not prioritse joy in our life? What is scary about finding and having more joy?  What would your life look like if you allowed yourself the space to have more joy in your life?  Join Em Stroud with her Clown Barbara as they chat this and so much more..

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Instagram: @drerinmbaker


About Dr. Erin Baker:

Dr. Erin Bake...

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What is it like to live with Bipolar?  How can life be influenced when you live with Bipolar?  What and how can we support those with that live with Bipolar?  Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as they chat this and so much more…

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Insta:  @jamiethewellbeinggeek

LinkedIn :

About Jamie Forsyth:

Jamie Is an award-winning Wellbeing Coach, Mental Health Fir...

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July 26, 2022 43 min

What do you need to do if you want to be a professional speaker?  What is the skill of commanding a stage?  How can we really learn from the Rock as a speaker?  Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as we chat to pro speaker David Thomas.

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Twitter: @CEOpresenting

About David Thomas:

CEO presentation skills coa...

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July 19, 2022 54 min

Women in comedy are a powerful bunch – we chat on the pod all things comedy, what it is like being a women in this profession, how we make shows and so much more.  Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as they chat to the brilliant comic Lucy Fredrick – tune in for much giggles!

Follow Lucy:

Facebook: LucyFrederickUK

Instagram: Lucy_Frederick_Comedy

Twitter: LucyFrederick

About Lucy Fredrick:

Here are some reviews of Lucy…

 “A genui...

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July 12, 2022 55 min

How and when can you choose to walk away to win?  How can you deal with workplace bullying?  What can you do if you find yourself in a situation that is not serving you – how can we find our power in walking away from certain people, situations and businesses?  Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as they chat this and so much more…

Follow Megan:

Instagram: @meganmcarle

LinkedIn: @meganmcarle

Twitter: @meganmcarle


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July 5, 2022 62 min

How can we become more enterprising?  Why are there still far less women investors in the world?  What holds people back from setting up new enterprises?  Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as they chat all things enterprise with Lara and much much more.

Follow Lara:

Instagram: Iamlaramorgan

LinkedIn: laramorgan

Twitter: iamlaramorgan

About Lara Morgan:

The balmy madness of life leaves Lara Morgan, mum of three and enterprise add...

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June 28, 2022 53 min

How can we be more creative? What helps us get in touch with our own inner sense of creativity? How can creativity connect us with joy? Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as they chat all this and so much more with Colton.

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About Colton Briner: Colton Briner has spent his entire career where t...

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June 21, 2022 49 min

How have we lost touch with our own instincts?  What makes us fundamentally human?  What can we learn from deepening our understanding on what really mattes?  Join Em and her Clown Barbara as we chat how we can change our world by remembering what makes us human.  The book we mention is Human Kind

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Why do we need to think about culture of our businesses?  How can we have more fun at work?  How do we enable our people to really take ownership of how they want to work?  How do we injext more truthful fun into our workplaces?  Join Em and her Clown Barbara as they talk all this and more with the fab Kristen – we also chat onesies and knitting.

Get In Touch With Kristen:


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin....

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June 7, 2022 40 min

How do we heal?  What does that even mean?  Can we really be happier and find our way to happiness?  What role can ceremony and ritual play in helping us heal.  Join Em and her Clown Barbara as we chat all things healing and even get to share how knitting can and has healed the world!

Get In Touch With Aysha:

Facebook: Aysha Bell / Aysha bell wellness

Instagram: ayshabellwellness

LinkedIn: aysha bell /Ayshabellwellness

Twitter: ays...

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May 31, 2022 46 min

Why is mentoring important? How can you get a mentor? Why should you be a mentor? What benefits are there to you and your business if you get involved in mentoring? Join Em and her clown Barbara as they chat mentoring and much more with the brilliant Mel.

Get in touch with Mel: Instagram: selfcarecoach LinkedIn:

About Mel Noakes: Mel is the Co – Founder of Elevate Mentoring. She is passionate about buil...

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May 24, 2022 57 min

In life we all have go through various transitions – from new job to new business. From living in the city to moving to the countryside – from being single to being in a relationship (or the other way round!) How do we handle these stages in our lives? How can we really be kind to ourselves as we move through these different stages of our lives?

Join Em and Barbara as we chat with Heather about all these things and much more!


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Do you want to be happier?  Do you believe that the world can be a better place?  Then join Em as she shares exclusively on the pod her new vision for the future – Em will share her vision for the world and why she is so passionate about launching Laugh, Think, Play.  To support her go to and add your email to our list as we start this new movement.

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May 10, 2022 51 min

How can we all become more conscious in our life and work?  What does that even mean? How did Caroline set up a business with consciousness at the heart of it and how did she start her own journey?  What can you do to raise your own awareness of self so you can be happier and healthier?  Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara really get under the skin of consciousness so that you can laugh and think.

About Caroline Sage:

Caroline fou...

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May 3, 2022 52 min

How can we be professional speakers?  How has the world of speaking changed since COVID?  What are the things that make some speakers great?  What has Barbara done that has changed her world?  How can Lisa Stansfield be relevant for speaking?

Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barabra as they chat all things Speaking with Nick Gold.

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April 26, 2022 29 min

Join Em on this solo episode as she talks all how we can really see ourselves.  What stops Em from really having the courage to look at who she really is?  Why do we not want to spend time on us – what is it that holds us back from being brave and open to discovering who we really are – as well as looking at the parts of us that we do not like so much. Ho can we really start to see ourselves with kindness and grace so we can really...

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April 19, 2022 56 min

Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as they chat all things grief. How do we talk about grief? How can we explore our own grief and safely navigate it with kindness and even joy?  What can we learn from Cher about grief? How can grief truly change us and how can we grow and understand the most human yet individual emotional journey we go on?  And much much more..

Get in touch with Addison:

  • Instagram: @addisonbrasil / @shar...
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    Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as they chat all things stepping into your own power with Amber. How can you truly step into your own power?  What does that really mean in life and work?  How can we really be happy and more at peace with ourselves and our own stories?  How has Barbara stepped into her own power and what can you learn from her and much much more..

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    Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as they chat all creative collaboration.  How do Em and Maheen work together on shows and films, how can you encourage more creativity in your life and work?  How do you choose who you want to work with to create brilliant things?  How does Barbara work creatively and how can you allow yourself to collaborate with bravery and honesty?

    Connect with Maheen:

    Instagram: @maheen_m LinkedIn: mahee...

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    Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as they chat all things laughing and living with David.  How can we laugh more in life? Why do we view work as a thing that has to be serious?  How can we find more little moments?  What has Barbara got in store for David and much much more…

    Connect with David:

    LinkedIn: mrdavidmcqueen

    About David McQueen:

    David McQueen is an international speaker, storyteller, facilitator and presenter. Passion...

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