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July 22, 2019

EP 2:The Re-inventor - How adversity shaped a life and career with Derek Woodgate

EP 2:The Re-inventor - How adversity shaped a life and career with Derek Woodgate

"One day we got a train and she left me, and that was it, I never saw her again".
By the age of 3 years Derek's father had died and his mother had abandoned him and left him to live with his uncle and aunt. The trauma of those events did not become app...


"One day we got a train and she left me, and that was it, I never saw her again".

By the age of 3 years Derek's father had died and his mother had abandoned him and left him to live with his uncle and aunt. The trauma of those events did not become apparent  to him until 40 years later, when it became clear that the scars they left had shaped his life in profound ways some negative but many others very positive and transformative.

Now in his 70's Derek still lives a vibrant and full life. He is a practice Futurologist teaching and consulting around the world enabled in part by his ability to speak 7 languages and familiarity with many different cultures, born of living and working in 11 different countries and many more cities.

Derek's colourful life has led him to be in a band, a diplomat in the civil service, The President of a Global jeans business , setting up his own Futures company advising businesses and governments and much, much more.

His story has many fascinating twists and turns, illustrating how adversity can influence aspects of life but also provide a catalyst for many talents and characteristics. 

Listen to find out how Derek ultimately overcame those early life traumas, reinventing himself throughout at different points to ultimately live a positive and dynamic life. The episode contains insights and lessons that can be applied to dealing with the challenges in our own lives.

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Episode credits;

Editor and sound engineer : Tim White  email: showupnow@gmail.com

Music : Broken Elegance -Unconditionally

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Journey Home -Day 7.

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