Access to Inspiration

Access to Inspiration

On a mission to change the way you access inspiration. Host Sue Stockdale interviews a range of interesting people from around the world, enabling you to think bigger and see new possibilities.

Episodes

January 26, 2022 32 min
Sue Stockdale talks to innovation strategists Jennifer Wilde and Dan McClure about how to reimagine systems and navigate through the complexity that exists 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 bring clarity, and outline the four keys that can help people understand systems innovation.

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Sue Stockdale talks to Brendan Davis, a writer-director-producer working internationally in film & TV about what his work involves; what makes an award-winning film, and how filmmaking can transcend some of the silos that people find themselves in.

Brendan's career began his entertainment career in Atlanta in 1990, moved to Los Angeles in 2002, and has split his time between Beijing and Los Angeles since 2013. Davis has been...
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January 12, 2022 19 min
Sue Stockdale talks to Racheal Kigame and Salome Gathoni from Kenya who volunteered to design our impact survey, analyse the data, and produce our first impact report. They discuss some of the results and explain why it’s essential today for any company or organisation to measure if they are making a social impact in the lives of individuals, families, or communities they are serving.

Sue also shares some of the listener's feed...
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In this bonus series on Leadership and Learning we share episodes from other podcast series we recommend. They feature inspirational people that our host, Sue Stockdale has interviewed. This guest episode is from the Coaching Perspectives podcast series published by the Association for Coaching.

Host, Sue Stockdale talks to Dan Hoffman, founder and CEO of Circl.es Learning Labs based in Brooklyn, NY about how to create a learning ...
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Our guest today in this bonus series on Leadership and Learning is Paul Tennant OBE, who until recently was Chief Executive at The Law Society. Paul talks to our host Sue Stockdale about some of the key leadership characteristics that are important such as resilience, empathy, and always remaining curious. He also explains the importance of pausing and reflecting and how this helps him as a leader.

From January 2022, Paul will be t...
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In this bonus series on Leadership and Learning we share episodes from other podcast series we recommend. They feature inspirational people that our host, Sue Stockdale has interviewed. This guest episode is from the Coaching in the Workplace series which is part of the Association for Coaching Podcast Channel. 

Host, Sue Stockdale talks to Jen Kidby, Director of Talent and Leadership Development at Grant Thornton Canada, about th...
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December 8, 2021 25 min
In this bonus series on Leadership and Learning, we are sharing episodes from other podcast series we recommend. They feature inspirational people that our host, Sue Stockdale has interviewed. This guest episode is from the Clusters podcast.

Host Sue Stockdale talks to Simon Bazalgette, Chair of Trustees at the worldXchange Foundation, about how the legacy of the Grubb Institute, which focused on organisational dynamics, systems ...
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In this bonus series on Leadership and Learning, we are sharing episodes from other podcast series we recommend. They feature inspirational people that our host, Sue Stockdale has interviewed. This guest episode is from The Sports 2000 podcast.

Sue Stockdale talks to John Iley, a new competitor in the Duratec category of Sports 2000 (a sports prototype series) about his debut season, how he works with motorsport engineering student’...
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Sue Stockdale talks to Mick Dawson about his epic adventure to row across the Pacific Ocean, and how he overcame numerous challenges. These include a failed attempt when a freak wave capsized his boat after 109 days at sea, how he avoided being crushed by container ships, and a night facing sea serpents.  

Mick Dawson is a former Royal Marine, a professional sailor, author, motivational speaker and one of the most experienced and su...
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Sue Stockdale talks to Chaewon Yoo from Korea, about her adventure to cycle along the ancient network of trading routes known as the Silk Road, and what she learned about commerce and life along the way. Chaewon cycled over 8500 kilometres through 14 countries from Shanghai to London. Despite her cycling companion dropping out along the way, getting her bicycle stolen, and only confirming the major sponsor on the day before she lef...
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Sue Stockdale talks to Christian De La Huerta, about how curiosity plays an important role in personal growth, enabling us to become aware of sub-conscious patterns of behaviour that may be holding us back from having a fulfilling life. Christian is a personal transformation coach, TEDx speaker, and author of Awakening the Soul of Power, described by music icon Gloria Estefan as “a balm for the soul.”

With 30 years of experience, Ch...
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Sue Stockdale talks to Ronald Paredes a Latin-American artist, graphic designer, and podcaster from Caracas, Venezuela about we can rediscover creativity within us. Born and raised in a family of painters and designers, he has always been in contact with graphic arts and visual communication and found himself shifting his professional life between his three passions: art, graphic design, and psychology.

With over 20 of experience...
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Sue Stockdale talks to Jenna Howieson who works as a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion professional in Scotland. She loves travelling, having visited close to 30 countries to date, and reflects that travel helped her explore her identity. Whilst attending a roundtable meeting with the CEO at work on gender and women in the workplace, Jenna was curious to find out what the company's approach to LGBT inclusion was, and asked a qu...
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Sue Stockdale talks to Thomas Andrén about the process he used to identify his dream job by asking himself over 900 questions to discover the answer.  This process took several months and connected Thomas to his mind as well as his body, where he noted down any physical reactions he got when answering the questions. The results were fascinating.

Thomas is a Certified Swedish Classic Massage Therapist who grew up in Värmdö, east of S...
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In this special 50th episode of the podcast, co-founder Clive Steeper interviews the host, Sue Stockdale to discover the key insights she has gained from producing and hosting 50 episodes to date, as well as learning about her background as a polar explorer, executive coach and TEDx speaker.

Sue's mantra is “we all can achieve more than we imagine is possible – but often the only person stopping you… is you”, which was echoed in...
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Sue Stockdale talks to Dr Nashater Deu Solheim about how to take care of the relationships that are important to us – be it as a leader, in social circles or within families.  Nashater explains how showing empathy, curiosity, and an interest in the other person can help us to build trust and connection in relationships– something she had to do when working with psychopaths.

Dr Nashater Deu Solheim is CEO of Progressing Minds and aut...
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August 18, 2021 8 min
Host Sue Stockdale previews Series 7 on the theme of “Curiosity” and highlights a few of the guests that will be coming up in the series.  They include:

- Thomas Andrén worked as a computer technician for 10 years in Sweden. Deciding to change career, he used curiosity to drive his decision-making and began studying to become a massage therapist in 2010.

-Dr Nashater Deu Solheim, is a psychologist and CEO of Progressing Minds from No...
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Sue Stockdale talks to Palwasha Siddiqi, whose early childhood experiences as a refugee shaped her interest in coaching and 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 moved back to Afghanistan in 2003 after the American invasion, and ...
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Sue Stockdale talks to Tanmay Vora about how he developed his skill in creating visual notes, through his curiosity and interest in learning. He illustrates and shares great ideas in the form of sketchnotes that combine the topics of leadership, learning and change.

Tanmay Vora is a senior business leader with two decades of diverse global experience, author of three international books and illustrator of best-selling books. As Foun...
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June 2, 2021 27 min
Sue Stockdale talks to Nic Marks, statistician and founder & CEO, Friday Pulse about the work he has done on measuring happiness, why it’s important to businesses, governments and countries, as well as individuals and how COVID impacted happiness.

Described by one client as a “statistician with a soul”, Nic has been working in the field of happiness and wellbeing for over 25 years. In 2010 Nic gave a TED talk on his previous wo...
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