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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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Playlist – Interesting Careers

These guests all have interesting careers that are a little out of the ordinary….. 81. Abigail Griebelbauer decided to start writing and publishing children’s books 69. Sanzar Kakar is an entrepreneur in Afghanistan, and his company pivoted to provide support for the humanitarian crisis in the country 66. Vicki Tough is an arborist, tree climbing…

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75.Adeyanju Olomola: Overcoming imposter syndrome

Sue Stockdale talks to Adeyanju Olomola about her transition from a twenty-year career in a corporate organisation to running her own business as a Certified Professional Coach. Adeyanju reflects on: • What imposter syndrome is, and how to overcome it • The reality of how long it can take to get a paying client •…

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67. Maxim Ivanov: A multi-skilled circus artist

Sue Stockdale talks to Maxim Ivanov a multi-skilled circus artist (handstand balancer, aerialist, juggler) about his career in circus performance. He describes what he enjoys about performing and why he loves trying out new things. Maxim is originally from Kazan, Russia, and was living in Ukraine until recently. Along with his wife Olga, he performs…

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52. Jenna Howieson: From LGBT learner to educator

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…

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48. Palwasha Siddiqi: A refugee’s road to success and beyond

Sue Stockdale talks to Palwasha Siddiqi, whose early childhood experiences have 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…

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41. Amy Henderson: Building a better future for working parents

Sue Stockdale talks to Amy Henderson, one of the USA’s leading voices on the critical role of parenting and caregiving has in developing the future of work.  Amy talks about her own experiences as a working parent, the challenges she faced, and some of the research and data from neuroscience that explains how showing up for…

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34. Lory Mitchell Wingate: Written in the stars – a career in astronomy

Sue Stockdale talks to Lory Mitchell Wingate, Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) about her love of astronomy, and how she took a leap of faith by leaving a high level position to backpack across the USA in 2008, which ultimately shifted her career in a very visible way….

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