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16. Sarah Lang: Transforming infrastructure in New Zealand

In this episode, Sue Stockdale talks to Sarah Lang, Project Director at Infrastructure NZ, about how she started with one small idea and put it into practice, which in turn has now transformed the face of the infrastructure sector in New Zealand so that it better represents the diversity of the country’s population. Sarah is…

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14. Amelia Lin: The profound impact of education on her life and work

Amelia Lin, co-founder and CEO of Saga had an unusually academically-oriented start to life, which has profoundly impacted her life and work since.  In this podcast episode, Amelia talks to Sue Stockdale about the role that books and education had as she grew up, how that influenced her desire to record her parents’ life stories, and…

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13. Christopher Phin: Becoming a podcasting hero

After 16 years in magazines – as a writer, editor, editor-in-chief and publisher; Christopher Phin has for the last year been leading the creation of a podcast strategy at Scottish publishers DC Thomson Media. Now publishing eight podcasts, with more in development, he’s energised by the opportunities podcasts give to strengthen relationships with audiences, to find…

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10. Laurel Herman: Having impact, being influential and using initiative

Laurel Herman is acknowledged as an international expert in every aspect of personal effectiveness.  In this podcast Laurel talks to Sue Stockdale about fifty years of being in business, and how using her initiative to solve problems has taken her into a number of different ventures including concept shopping, an image consultancy and a social enterprise helping…

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08. Lauren Vaitkus: Leading the way for women in the cruise industry

When it comes to women working in the cruise industry, they are in the minority – with women accounting for fewer than 2% of mariners employed worldwide.  Lauren Vaitkus is one of only two female cruise directors working for Celebrity Cruises. The company is leading the way in taking action to transform the numbers of…

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Sue Stockdale previews Series Two on theme of leading the way

Sue Stockdale previews Series Two of Access to Inspiration podcast with the theme of Leading the way. She talks about her own background as an adventurer and polar explorer with former TV News Anchor Roger Rocka, and explains why the Access to Inspiration podcast was created.  Series Two guests include: Lauren Vaitkus – leading the…

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06. Riaan Manser: First person to circumnavigate Africa by bicycle

Riaan Manser is an adventurer who has spent over 20 years undertaking some of the worlds most gruelling adventures. He was the first person to circumnavigate Africa by bicycle, and has also circumnavigated Madagascar and Iceland by kayak. In this podcast he talks to Sue Stockdale about his life of adventure and what he has…

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04. Sharron McPherson: Disruption, creating impact and setting big goals

Sharron McPherson, co-founder of the Centre for Disruptive Technologies in South Africa talks to Sue Stockdale about disruption, creating impact and setting big goals. Sharron is a former Wall Street investment banker /attorney turned serial social impact investor. She is one of Africa’s leading experts on the impact of technology disruption on emerging market growth,…

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01. Clive Steeper: Going fast in business and motorsport

Sue Stockdale, co-founder of Access to Inspiration talks to Clive Steeper an executive coach and business leader who is passionate about performance. As a former Tyre Engineer in F1 and Team Manager for a Le Mans 24 Hour Endurance racing team, Clive Steeper has been up close and personal with some of the world’s greatest…

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