inspirational women

Polar Explorer receives Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society

The Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) was delighted to present Honorary Fellowship of the Society to adventurer Sue Stockdale, in recognition of her achievements in exploration and her commitment to inspire others. Sue, who has travelled across the globe for her adventures, was awarded her Fellowship at her talk in Galashiels on Tuesday night for…

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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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85. Myrtle Simpson: An adventurous life part 2 – Rainforests

Legendary adventurer Myrtle Simpson talks to Sue Stockdale about her life in the second part of this interview (episode 84 featured her adventures on Ice and  Mountains). Myrtle shares her recollections of how she lived for three months with a tribe in the rainforest in Surinam and more recently attended the COP 26 UN Climate…

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84. Myrtle Simpson: An adventurous life part 1 – Ice and Mountains

Legendary adventurer Myrtle Simpson talks to Sue Stockdale about her life.  In part 1 of a two-part interview, Myrtle recalls her North Pole expedition attempt in 1969, and some of the adventures that she has undertaken with her husband and children. In January 2017 she was awarded the Polar Medal in recognition of her arctic…

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79. Dailyn Matthews: Stuntwoman and adventure photographer

Adventure and action are commonplace for this week’s podcast guest, Dailyn Matthews, a stunt woman and adventure photographer. She explains to host, Sue Stockdale about the mindset and degree of preparation required to appear on set ready to be in a fight scene, car chase or plunge headfirst into a tank of water wearing a…

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73. Manuela Gil: Engaging others through purposeful leadership

Sue Stockdale talks to Colombian entrepreneur Manuela Gil, majority owner of Vivaldi Ingenieria Hospitalaria, about how she transformed the family business by building a company driven by purpose. She talks openly about how she overcame her fear of losing control, why you need to listen to your heart, and how engaging clients and employees in conversations…

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60. Carrie Cort: Adopting a sustainable lifestyle

Sue Stockdale talks to Carrie Cort, founder of Sussex Green Living about the action she has taken to inspire others in her community to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.  Carrie explains some of the approaches she has taken to do this, including retrofitting a 1974 milk float, organising a pop-up environmental festival using a six-ton…

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50. Sue Stockdale: Insights from fifty episodes of inspiration

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 the experience of producing and hosting 50 episodes, as well as learning about her background as a polar explorer, executive coach and TEDx speaker. Sue’s mantra is “we all can…

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Transformation begins in the mind

Our Podcast Host Sue Stockdale recently delivered a presentation at the TEDxRoyalHolloway event on the theme of Transformation Begins in the Mind.

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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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