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91. Pierre Heistein: Recording the story of the Atuel River

Pierre Heistein talks to Brendan Davis, from episode 58, about the documentary film he made telling the story of Atuel River in Mendoza region, Argentina. In 2020 there were protests against the overturning of a water protection law that had successfully kept water-intensive mining projects out of the Mendoza province, the largest wine-producing region in Latin…

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February 8, 2023

90. Dr. James Kisia: Using mentorship to cultivate leadership in Africa

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. He explains why leaders must listen, be curious and ‘walk their talk’ if they want…

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February 1, 2023

Preview of Series 12

Sue Stockdale previews the guest-hosted episodes that will be featured in Series 12.  They are: Dr. James Kisia: Using mentorship to cultivate leadership in Africa – Guest host Racheal Wanjiku Kigame from episode 12 Pierre Heistein: Recording the story of the Atuel River – Guest host Brendan Davis from episode 58 Cori Myka: Helping non-swimmers overcome fear…

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January 25, 2023

Bonus episode: John-David Bartoe: An astronaut going into space

What’s it like to travel into space? Sue Stockdale talks to Dr. John-David F. Bartoe to find out the answer to this question, and discovers what inspired him to become an astronaut. John-David is a retired astronaut, solar physicist and former Research Manager of the International Space Station who travelled over 2.8 million miles, and logged…

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December 28, 2022

Bonus Episode: Jennifer Wilde & Dan McClure on Systems Innovation

Sue Stockdale talks to innovation strategists Jennifer Wilde and Dan McClure about how to reimagine systems and navigate through complexity.  They explain how to avoid overwhelm and why pictures or drawings can help bring clarity to help people understand systems innovation. Jennifer (Jen) Wilde draws on over 15 years of hands-on experience as a senior…

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December 21, 2022

Bonus Episode: Palwasha Siddiqi: A refugee’s road to success

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…

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December 14, 2022

89. Alex van den Heever: The mindset of a wildlife tracker

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…

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December 7, 2022

88. Nic Parmaksizian: How to create an environment that encourages innovation

Nic Parmaksizian talks to Sue Stockdale about his role as Global CEO of Designit and why he is passionate about creativity and innovation.  He 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…

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November 30, 2022

87. Dr. Sarah Gilchrist: Managing your sleep

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…

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November 23, 2022

86. Tyrone Mathurin: Driven to succeed

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…

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November 16, 2022

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100. Simeon Wood: Music makes you feel good

Series 13

In this milestone 100th episode of Access to Inspiration, Sue Stockdale talks to multi-talented musician, educator, and composer Simeon Wood. With 30 years of experience as a guest entertainer on various cruise lines, Simeon shares his journey of incorporating humour, integrity, and passion into his performances. Sue and Simeon discuss the importance of having a…

99. Vic Ferrari: From Bronx kid to NYPD Detective

Series 13

Who would have thought that a Bronx-born rookie cop would go on to become a successful author, giving readers an intimate look into the world of law enforcement? Vic Ferrari’s unexpected journey reveals the powerful connection between his deep love for the NYPD and his mission to share his experiences through his writing. In this…

98. Berit Lewis: Thriving after 50

Series 13

In this episode 98, Berit Lewis talks with host Sue Stockdale about her personal journey that led her to focus on helping people over 50 thrive in their later stage of life. She discusses how her move to the Netherlands and the loss of her identity as a communication consultant when she brought up her…

97. Roshni Pandey: Embracing freedom and openness for creativity and risk-taking

Series 13

Roshni Pandey, who is Indian by ethnicity, Fijian by birth, Australian by citizenship, & Singaporean by residence, explains how her experience of freedom, imagination and creativity as a youngster influences her work today as a creative strategy consultant, angel investor and social entrepreneur.  She reflects on how self-imposed limitations can get in the way of…

96. Judith Keys: Settling in France

Series 13

Access to Inspiration, episode 96 features Judith Keys, who left her corporate life in Scotland to move to France and pursue her passion for food. The podcast discusses Judith’s journey and how she started her online cookery classes, spotlighting producers and chefs in the region. Originally from Ireland, Judith has now lived in Provence for…

95. Ray Martin: Life without a tie

Series 13

Ray Martin created his own path in life after facing a crisis. In 2005, shattered by divorce and the loss of his father, he decided to let go of being a successful business leader to embark on a journey of reinvention by taking a six-month sabbatical which ended up lasting fourteen years.  He explains to…

94. Faisal Hoque: Bringing mindfulness to work and life

Series 13

Faisal Hoque talks to host, Sue Stockdale about how mindfulness has helped him in his life and work by enabling him to be present, patient and accepting the different circumstances he has found himself in. Whether it was at university where he had to work several jobs whilst studying, being let go by the investors that…

Reflections on guest-hosted episodes

Series 12

Clive Steeper and Sue Stockdale reflect on this guest hosted series 12 and what they enjoyed about the episodes, including: The value of reflection Overcoming fears and stepping into the unknown Leadership, and self-leadership This series is kindly supported by Squadcast –the remote recording platform which empowers podcasters by capturing high-quality audio and video conversations….

93. Andrew Freear: How Rural Studio creates sustainable impact

Series 12

In our final guest-hosted episode, researcher and designer Josh Wasserman from episode 44, talks to Andrew Freear, Director of Rural Studio, part of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture of Auburn University. Freear lives in a small rural community in Hale County, West Alabama, where for twenty years he has directed this unique…

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