The Things We don't Talk About

The Things We don't Talk About

Welcome to The Things We don't Talk About. A podcast that openly talks about the things that we hide in the shadows, thinking that "it's just me" or "I can't talk about this." Join Alison Mulligan and Mike Hartley, with a raft of guests, as we talk about Mental Health, Diversity, Physical Health, People, Soft Skills and more.


April 21, 2022 55 mins

We're BACK! With a much delayed episode featuring the AMAZING Malin Martnes - the first Microsoft MVP for Dynamics 365 Talent (now HR) !

This is a monster episode but there is so much great content here that it would have been wrong to try to edit it down. So grab yourself a cuppa, some comfy slippers, and settle in to your cozy chair... or go for a long walk... or something that will take about an hour. 

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In this episode we are joined by Carl Cookson ( where we talk, very openly, about depression.

Carl is a fantastic person, and builder of some amazing tools that are available in XrmToolBox as well as being a blogger, speaker, and heavily involved in the Microsoft Community and Dynamics / Power Platform User Groups. Here he speaks candidly about his experiences and his methods of coping. 

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Do you ever find yourself thinking that you don't belong, that you shouldn't be doing what you're doing? 

How often do you wonder if you should just slink away off into the shadows and let "the experts" do it?

If you're anything like me (Mike) then you do this probably more than once an hour - yes really. This is an example of a form of Imposter Syndrome - and you'd be surprised ...

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In this episode of The Things We Don't Talk About we are once again grateful to be joined by Dona Sarkar (@DonaSarkar) as we discuss Diversity & Inclusion.

Join us as we take a broad look at the topic, and learn to Add Another Seat At The Table.

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January 24, 2021 27 mins

Welcome to Episode 1 of The Things We Don't Talk About. This episode we are joined by the AWESOME Dona Sarkar who talks about Neurodiversity.

If you're not familiar with the term, well neither was Mike until he heard Dona talk about it at MS Ignite London 2020. To say it blew his mind is an understatement, and it presents a really great way of understanding that we are ALL different but we are ALL uniquely amazi...

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After many, many delays welcome to the introductory episode of The Things We Don't Talk About.

In this brief(ish) episode get to meet your hosts, Mike Hartley & Alison Mulligan, and find out just what this podcast is all about and why we feel it is needed.

This is a podcast for everyone, giving voice to all those things that we hide away and just don't talk abou...

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