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55. Chaewon Yoo: Cycling along the Silk Road

Sue Stockdale talks to Chaewon Yoo from Korea, about her adventure to cycle along the ancient network of trading routes known as the Silk Road, and what she learned about commerce and life along the way. Chaewon cycled over 8500 kilometres through 14 countries from Shanghai to London. Despite her cycling companion dropping out along…

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43. Dr Leanne Armitage: Increasing diversity in the medical profession

Sue Stockdale talks to Dr. Leanne Armitage about how a childhood experience, where she witnessed street violence, inspired her to become a doctor. With no medics in her family or social network, Leanne used her initiative to take the necessary steps towards achieving this goal and is now a qualified junior doctor.  During her second…

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Preview of Series Six on theme of 21st century changemakers

Sue Stockdale previews Series Six, where the theme is 21st Century Changemakers.  Sue introduces some of the guests that she will be speaking to in the upcoming series including: Hong Hoang – The Vietnamese changemaker Dr Leanne Armitage – Increasing diversity in the medical profession Amy Henderson –  Building a better future for working parents…

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31. Anne Pleun van Eijsden: Leading a revolution in the paper industry

Anne Pleun van Eijsden talks to Sue Stockdale about her mission to create a healthy paper industry, and why she created her own rules about how to run a business, rather than following the traditional approach to being an entrepreneur. Anne is the founder of Paper on the Rocks, a scaleup that wants to create a…

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30. Milena Cvijanovich: Bringing sustainability into the world of luxury

  Milena Cvijanovich talks to Sue Stockdale about her work as a designer and architect focusing on sustainable luxury, and how inspiration plays a role in her work. Serbo-Swiss, US-educated architect, Milena has always been passionate about craftsmanship, sustainable design, alternative natural resources, social entrepreneurship and collaborative business opportunities. With a Masters in Architecture from…

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17. Virginie Goethals: How sport rehabilitates refugees in Hong Kong

Sue Stockdale talks to Virginie Goethals, co-founder of RUN, a non-government organisation in Hong Kong that focuses on trauma rehabilitation through sport and education. Virginie explains how her love of the outdoors and running long distances accidentally inspired her to help female refugees in Hong Kong who are victims of sexual violence; and help them…

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Preview of Series Three of Access to Inspiration podcast

Sue Stockdale reflects on the impact that the podcasts have had on listeners to date, and also previews Series Three of Access to Inspiration which will feature conversations with guests from Germany, Greenland and Hong Kong.  The upcoming series includes: Sarah Lang – Transforming the infrastructure sector in New Zealand Virginie Goethais– How sport rehabilitates…

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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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07. Loshni Manikam: Improving wellbeing in New Zealand’s dairy industry

What if farming + family does not add up to happiness?  Loshni Manikam, leadership coach and winner of Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year in 2018 talks to Sue Stockdale about how she helps women to thrive in New Zealand’s dairy industry.  To find out more about Loshni Manikam see her LinkedIn Profile.    …

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