Access to Inspiration

Access to Inspiration

Be inspired by people who may be unalike you. Host Sue Stockdale interviews a range of interesting people from around the world, enabling you to think bigger, transcend day to day challenges and see new possibilities.

Episodes

February 1, 2023 35 min
In the first of our series of guest-hosted episodes Racheal Wanjiku Kigame, Country Director, Help a Child Africa, who was a guest on episode 12 talks to her mentor Dr. James Kisia about using mentorship to cultivate leadership in Africa.

They discuss:
  • why leaders must listen and be curious
  • why mentors should '‘walk their talk’ if they want to encourage others to grow and develop
  • why there is a greater focus on localisation of NGO...
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    Sue Stockdale previews the guest-hosted episodes that will be featured in Series 12. They are:
  • Dr. James Kisia talks to guest host Racheal Wanjiku Kigame from episode 12 about using mentorship to cultivate leadership in Africa
  • Pierre Heistein talks to guest host Brendan Davis from episode 58 about recording the story of the Atuel River
  • Cori Myka talks to guest host Rob Lawrence from episode 42 about helping non-swimmers overcome fear ...
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    During this month we are republishing some of our most popular episodes.

    Dr. John-David F. Bartoe is a retired astronaut and former Research Manager of the International Space Station. He has travelled over 2.8 million miles and logged over 190 hours in space.

    In this episode Dr Bartoe talks to Sue Stockdale about his experience as an astronaut, what it’s like to travel into space on the Space Shuttle to get into orbit, and some...
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    During December we are republishing a few of our most popular episodes. This week it's Jennifer Wilde & Dan McClure talking about Systems innovation. It was first broadcast on 26th Jan 2022 as episode 59.

    Jen and Dan explain how to reimagine systems when addressing big challenges, such as organisational change or the aftermath of a humanitarian disaster. They explain how to avoid overwhelm, why pictures or drawings can help...
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    During December we are republishing a few of our most popular episodes. This week Sue Stockdale talks to Palwasha Siddiqi, whose early childhood experiences as a refugee shaped her interest in helping others to maximise their potential.

    Palwasha was born and raised between Afghanistan and Pakistan. When she was seven her family fled the civil war in Afghanistan and became refugees in Pakistan where they lived for over a decade. They...
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    Sue Stockdale talks to Alex van den Heever, a wildlife tracker and author who worked for many years at the famous Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. He served in numerous roles, as a safari guide, tracker and ultimately had full responsibility for the reserve’s environment.

    Alex describes the ancient skill of tracking and how it relates to modern day decision-making. He shares the five interrelated activities involved in the t...
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    Global CEO of Designit, Nic Parmaksizian talks to Sue Stockdale about why he is passionate about creativity and innovation.  Nic outlines how leaders can create environments that encourage innovation, and why ambidexterity is needed to be able to focus on both profitability today and tomorrow.

    An accomplished global business executive, Nic is known for his strategic, visionary thinking. His contagious entrepreneurial approach and h...
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    Sue Stockdale talks to Dr. Sarah Gilchrist about the subject of sleep. With over 60% of the British population reporting that they have poor sleep quality, and an estimated 1 in 3 suffering from insomnia or sleep deprivation, it’s a topic that has a significant impact on our health and wellbeing.

    Dr. Sarah Gilchrist FBASES spent over 20 years working in the high-performance sport industry latterly as a Technical Lead for the Englis...
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    November 16, 2022 22 min
    Tyrone Mathurin talks to host Sue Stockdale about being a racing driver in Team BRIT, which aims to become the first ever all-disabled team to race in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race – the most iconic endurance sportscar race in the world.

    Whilst riding his motorbike in 2005, Tyrone crashed which caused four nerves to be torn from his spinal cord. During surgery to reattach the nerves, doctors were unaware of a hematoma putting p...
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    Legendary adventurer Myrtle Simpson talks to Sue Stockdale about her life in the second part of this interview (episode 84 featured her adventures on Ice and Mountains). Myrtle shares her recollections of how she lived for three months with a tribe in the rainforest in Surinam and more recently attended the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

    Simpson was awarded the Polar Medal in recognition of her arctic achievements,...
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    Legendary adventurer Myrtle Simpson talks to Sue Stockdale about her life. In part 1 of a two-part interview, Myrtle recalls her North Pole expedition attempt in 1969, and some of the adventures that she has undertaken with her husband and children. In January 2017 Myrtle was awarded the Polar Medal in recognition of her arctic achievements, and National Geographic named Myrtle as one of four women 'who defied expectations and...
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    Sue Stockdale talks to Brian Sachetta, software developer, author, and owner of “Get Out of Your Head,” a brand and book series that seeks to help folks overcome anxiety and depression. Brain explains how he combines his experiences in the tech world with previous mental health battles to draw parallels between computer systems and the human mind to offer practical strategies for evading your own psychological demons.

    Brian current...
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    Sue Stockdale talks to Sebastian Rohr, a serial tech entrepreneur in the field of Identity & Access Management, and Information Security about the importance of managing one’s digital identity. As well as providing some practical tips on how to manage your digital identity, Sebastian reflects on why burnout is a common occurrence for many professionals working in this field and how he recovered when experiencing burnout several...
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    Sue Stockdale talks to Abigail Griebelbauer, who decided to start writing and publishing children's books. She didn't see the representation of neurodiversity in books, particularly picture books, while growing up which sparked the idea behind the first book.

    After teaching for a couple of years, Abigail decided to pursue a dream of living abroad. Though Covid changed those plans, it pushed her to start writing and publishin...
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    Liz Benditt talks to host Sue Stockdale about how she endured four different cancers over a period of eight years, and how she and her family adapted to the unexpected situations they faced together. Following this, Liz used her experience as both a marketer and a cancer patient to launch www.TheBalmBox.com – a site featuring functional self-care and gift packages for cancer patients.

    Liz Benditt is a senior marketing executive with...
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    September 28, 2022 9 min
    Sue Stockdale previews some of the guests in Series 11 which will focus on various aspects of Health and Wellbeing, including physical, mental, and social connectedness.

    Upcoming guests include:

    • Abigail Griebelbauer, a dyslexic children's book author who includes characters with dyslexia and ADHD

    • Sebastian Rohr, a tech entrepreneur working in the field of Identity and Access Management and Information Security

    • Myrtle Simpso...
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    Adventure and action are commonplace for this week’s podcast guest, Dailyn Matthews, a stunt woman and adventure photographer. She explains to host, Sue Stockdale about the mindset and degree of preparation required to appear on set ready to be in a fight scene, car chase or plunge headfirst into a tank of water wearing a strait jacket.

    Going to extremes is also the unique flavour in Dailyn’s other career as an adventure photographe...
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    Sue Stockdale talks to Manny L, a health food entrepreneur, senior leader at a Fortune 500 company and an advisory board member of a process improvement think tank. Manny explains how uses his corporate knowledge of technology and efficiency in the health food start-up, Heavens Pantry he runs with two friends.

    Manny L is a master of time management, balancing a demanding corporate career with a startup. A passionate changemaker, d...
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    Sue Stockdale talks to Elena Rossini, an Italian artist, writer and activist who uses creativity to improve representation. Elena describes why she feels compelled to work on issues of social justice, media representation, and the empowerment of women and girls.

    Her most notable project is the critically acclaimed documentary The Illusionists, about the globalisation of beauty ideals, which Rossini shot in eight countries, across fo...
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    Sue Stockdale talks to Susan Murphy, a broadcast voice coach who helps young broadcasters find and use authentic voice and pitch. Susan describes why audio and voice has become more important recently, how to access your best vocal pitch, and what causes some of her clients have tears in their eyes when they find their authentic voice.

    Susan spent 40 years on-air and in production, learning what makes an effective voice and it has p...
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