Podcast: Series 16

120. Robert Thirsk: From medicine to Mars – Insights from over 200 days in space

In this guest-hosted episode Clive Steeper from episode 1 talks to engineer, physician, and former astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk about the preparation and training needed for astronauts to operate effectively on space missions, and how these skills are also relevant for leadership more generally. Robert reflects on training for astronauts, non-technical skills in space missions,…

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119. Reanne Olivier: Empowering African Youth

In podcast episode 119, Reanne Olivier, co-founder of Africa Matters Initiative talks to Sue Stockdale about how her first journey to South Africa was sparked by her parents’ curiosity and exploration of the continent. This led her to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about Africa, and ultimately shape her passion for making a difference. By immersing…

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118. Kate Leeming: From Africa to Australia: Exploring the world by bicycle

In this episode, host Sue Stockdale talks to  Australian adventurer Kate Leeming to discover more about her love for cycling and the impact she aims to make through her cycling expeditions.  The episode also covers topics such as education for sustainable development, the role of women in community development, and the physical and mental benefits…

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117. Sue Stockdale: Building trust and psychological safety

In this episode 117 of the Access to Inspiration podcast, former guest Dr. Nashater Deu Solheim (episode 49) talks to Sue Stockdale. Sue discusses her experiences as an adventurer and athlete, focusing on her journey to the Magnetic North Pole. She talks about her initial curiosity and decision to apply for the expedition, as well as…

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116. Bruce Parker: The opportunity that was too good to be true

In episode 116 of the Access to Inspiration podcast, host Sue Stockdale interviews singer and entertainer Bruce Parker. They discuss Bruce’s love for soul and Motown music, which he grew up with in Inglewood, Los Angeles. Bruce shares his experiences of touring in China and encountering a dangerous situation with the Chinese triads. The episode…

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115. Georgina Bark: Exploring the craft of dry stone walling

In episode 115, host Sue Stockdale speaks with Georgina Bark, also known as Bo, a dry stone waller. Bo shares her journey of leaving an office job behind to pursue a career outdoors and why she enjoys her work. Bo emphasises that problem-solving is a crucial aspect of her job, both in building walls and…

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114. Aneela Rose: Balancing powerlifting, business, and family

In this episode 114 of the Access to Inspiration podcast, host Sue Stockdale interviews Aneela Rose, the founder of PR agency Rose Media Group and a world and British powerlifting champion. Aneela shares her journey of embracing a growth mindset and how it transformed her life personally and professionally. Learn about Aneela’s challenges of balancing…

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Preview of Series 16

Sue Stockdale previews Series 16 of Access to Inspiration podcast highlighting some of the guests to be featured over the next few weeks – including: Georgina Bark, known as Bo shares her passion for dry stone walling. We will also discuss the solo nature of dry stone walling with Bo talking about how she enjoys…

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