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EP 36
Aug. 22, 2021

EP 36 "Just taking some time out the business - be back soon". My men…

The final episode in the three-part mini-series on mental health features my guest, agency leader, entrepreneur, and now mental health campaigner Michelle Morgan. "I just cried and thought - I can't go on, I cannot go on, I can't do …

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EP 35: Learning to be kind to yourself, mood mapping and living with Bipolar - Dr Liz Miller
Aug. 4, 2021

EP 35: Learning to be kind to yourself, mood mapping and living with …

Dr Liz Miller has been at the sharp end of the journey from mental health prejudice to enlightenment. A one-off, Liz Miller was the first woman in neurosurgery in the UK, a physician, campaigner, and writer noted for her outspoken …

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EP34 : Depression, burnout, and self sabotage - my mental health battle with Adam Rubins.
July 15, 2021

EP34 : Depression, burnout, and self sabotage - my mental health batt…

This is the first of a 3 part mini-series on mental health, with my guest Adam Rubins. At the age of 12yrs Adam Rubins was set upon and beaten up in his local synagogue. How is it that a chance …

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EP 33: Who am I? The struggle of cultural identity with Ozlem Ozkan
June 28, 2021

EP 33: Who am I? The struggle of cultural identity with Ozlem Ozkan

Ozlem Ozkan was born to Turkish parents but raised in the Netherlands. She also has lived in Istanbul, Turkey and Aarhus, Denmark; and travelled across continents. Ozlem's story is one of the struggles of identity torn between the traditional Turkish …

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EP 32: Is this it? - Finding a better life with Alasdair Plambeck and Julie Roxane Krikorian part 2
May 30, 2021

EP 32: Is this it? - Finding a better life with Alasdair Plambeck and…

A successful manager of a start-up yet feeling like an outsider. That was the backdrop to Alasdair Plambeck's healing journey and life transformation with Julie Roxane Krikorian. In this second part episode, we explore how a diagnosis of a chronic …

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EP 31: Finding a better life - with Alasdair Plambeck and Julie Roxane Krikorian - part 1
May 19, 2021

EP 31: Finding a better life - with Alasdair Plambeck and Julie Roxan…

My guests in this two-part episode are the' far out couple' Alasdair Plumbeck and Julie Roxane Krikorian. Two people who came together through a serendipitous rejection of the lives they had been living. Alasdair and Julie Rozane are podcasters, entrepre...

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EP 30: Stories from a woman who walks, with Diane Wyzga
April 23, 2021

EP 30: Stories from a woman who walks, with Diane Wyzga

My guest on episode 30 of Turning the tables storyteller extraordinaire Diane Wyzga. Diane has, as she says, bathed in the garbage of life's adversities, creating compost for the opportunity for a joy-filled, purposeful life. Having been a US Navy …

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EP 29: How burn out taught me to take control of my life with Imogen Roy
March 27, 2021

EP 29: How burn out taught me to take control of my life with Imogen …

A staggering 75% of people in a Gallup survey reported the symptoms of work-related stress. I would vouch that everyone who listens to this podcast can point to feeling burned out at some point in their working lives. For many …

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EP 28: The courage to fall - From terrorist attack to disability rights with Will Pike
Feb. 25, 2021

EP 28: The courage to fall - From terrorist attack to disability righ…

Will Pike knows what it takes to overcome adversity. Will was on holiday in Mumbai in November 2008 with his girlfriend, when Islamic Extremists attacked the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel he was staying in. News of the attack filled TV …

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EP 27 : Making oddity your asset - Overcoming imposter syndrome with Esther Stanhope.
Jan. 31, 2021

EP 27 : Making oddity your asset - Overcoming imposter syndrome with …

Have you ever felt like an imposter? Do you sometimes doubt your skills, fearing that, one day, you will be exposed as a "fraud" despite the evidence that you are a talented individual that has achieved a great deal?. Quote …

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EP 26 : What does it take to overcome adversity? - Unravelling Chronic Fatigue with Dan Neuffer
Jan. 14, 2021

EP 26 : What does it take to overcome adversity? - Unravelling Chroni…

Chronic illness affects 1 in 3 people around the world. It is a the hidden plague of modern life. My guest on episode 26 of Turning the Tables, Dan Neuffer has known what it is like to be consumed by …

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EP23:
Oct. 27, 2020

EP23: "We can find it in ourselves" - A remarkable story of resilienc…

Henry Fraser's story is truly one of turning around adversity, of humbling grit, determination and wisdom in the face of quite frankly monumental challenges. Henry was an energetic, gifted sport-loving teenager with his life ahead of him when a life-chan...

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EP22: 'Plugging away at it' - How a failed Christmas tree venture paved the way to building a success business over the long haul, with Nick Wheeler
Oct. 8, 2020

EP22: 'Plugging away at it' - How a failed Christmas tree venture pav…

Welcome to episode 22 of Turning the Tables and a different kind of story. A story about business and in today's terms, the rather an unfashionable story, of building a wholly-owned, global shirt business over the long haul of over …

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EP 21: How an unshakeable, calm resilience and a groundbreaking therapy practice was born through childhood adversity with Dr Amy Novotny
Sept. 23, 2020

EP 21: How an unshakeable, calm resilience and a groundbreaking thera…

This is the story of how my guest Dr Amy Novotny came through a strict and often repressive upbringing by a controlling single mother later diagnosed with Bipolar to become an innovative, groundbreaking and renowned physical therapist. How, despite havin...

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EP20: Kindness - Can it make the world a better place? with Amy Giddon and Jane Murray
Aug. 27, 2020

EP20: Kindness - Can it make the world a better place? with Amy Giddo…

You would think that 'Kindness' was a fundamental part of human connection that is indelibly written into the way we live our lives. However, it seems that only in times of crisis like the current Coronavirus pandemic do we see …

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EP 19 : Managing adversity and change with Julia Samuel MBE
Aug. 7, 2020

EP 19 : Managing adversity and change with Julia Samuel MBE

Julia Samuel MBE is one of Britains most celebrated psychotherapists. Founder patron of Child Bereavement UK, Julia has spent a career working in the NHS and then her private practice helping people to overcome life trauma's and challenges. She has …

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EP 18: Imposter syndrome - how cancer saved me, with Sharon Lloyd Barnes
July 22, 2020

EP 18: Imposter syndrome - how cancer saved me, with Sharon Lloyd Bar…

Have you ever had periods in your life when you've felt that you are not the person you want to be? An imposter, held back by an internal dialogue that was sabotaging your life? Often it takes a dramatic event …

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EP 17 : Human stories and reflections on the Coronavirus pandemic - The people's voice
July 1, 2020

EP 17 : Human stories and reflections on the Coronavirus pandemic - T…

What stories will we tell our children and our grandchildren about the adversity of the coronavirus pandemic? Episode 17 of Turning the Tables started with a simple question to a group of fellow podcasters and friends for different walks of …

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EP :16  My journey to find healing, love and freedom, with lawyer turned  Mountain Nomad -  Marinel de Jesus
June 7, 2020

EP :16 My journey to find healing, love and freedom, with lawyer tur…

Marinel de Jesus's story is a journey of discovery. A human struggle to find herself, freedom, and true happiness. Arriving in Seattle at the age of 13 yrs as part of an immigrant family from the Philippines, in the early …

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EP 15: How a medical nightmare propelled a business dream with Amy Woods
May 13, 2020

EP 15: How a medical nightmare propelled a business dream with Amy Wo…

Amy Woods can safely be described as an achiever. A 13-year career spent working in the high-intensity, high stakes world of management consultancy gave Amy exposure to some of the world's most successful businesses. But two events were to shape …

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EP 14: Rebel with a cause - 'Teenology',parenting and following your own path with Sarah Newton
April 22, 2020

EP 14: Rebel with a cause - 'Teenology',parenting and following your …

Sarah Newton in her own words is something of a maverick. A flamboyant and rebellious character, Sarah has spent a career championing the cause of young people and following her own path from working at Disney World in Florida to …

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EP13 : Overcoming adversity - Coronavirus special -  5 strategies with Simon Ratcliffe
April 7, 2020

EP13 : Overcoming adversity - Coronavirus special - 5 strategies wit…

How to overcome adversity in times of crisis? 'If it's humanly possible, you can do it' – Marcus Aurelius. In times of human crisis, how do we cope? How do we manage the physical and emotional challenges that present themselves? …

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EP12 : Inside mental health with Dr Niall Campbell
March 18, 2020

EP12 : Inside mental health with Dr Niall Campbell

Mental Health is, without a doubt, one of the most significant adversities we have in our society today. Whether you suffer from, live with, or know someone with a mental health condition, it can have a profound effect on your …

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EP 11: 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger' with Felix Riley
Feb. 28, 2020

EP 11: 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger' with Felix Riley

My guest Felix Riley could be described as something of an enigma. A comedy writer, novelist, and entrepreneur, Felix, by his admission, was "angry from a young age with the injustices in the world". Perhaps influenced by his modest working-class …

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EP 10: Overcoming adversity, recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - my story with Simon Ratcliffe
Feb. 3, 2020

EP 10: Overcoming adversity, recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome -…

What do you do when you get to the bottom and can no longer see a way out? This is my first on mic episode where I talk about how I came to create this podcast and my story about …

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EP8: Michael Crawford part 2 - Inexplicable
Jan. 14, 2020

EP8: Michael Crawford part 2 - Inexplicable

Welcome to part 2 of my interview with actor, singer and comedian Michael Crawford. In part 1 we talked about Michael’s career, his rise to fame through television in the hit series Some mothers to his award winning performance in …

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EP7: Michael Crawford ; Dedicated, disciplined, dynamic- From
Dec. 17, 2019

EP7: Michael Crawford ; Dedicated, disciplined, dynamic- From "Ooh Be…

It is not often you get the opportunity to interview someone who has been described as ‘one of the greatest performers Britain has produced’ ! So as you might imagine I am incredibly excited to be talking to actor, singer …

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EP6 : From Chaos to Calm with Jane Murray
Nov. 6, 2019

EP6 : From Chaos to Calm with Jane Murray

"It was that sense of loss like an oak tree had just, gone!" What happens when you grow up and work in the shadow of a hugely successful, driven ,figurehead father? And what happens when that person you loved is …

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EP5 : The great escape - gone fishing with John Bailey
Sept. 25, 2019

EP5 : The great escape - gone fishing with John Bailey

Have you ever wished you had been able to make a career out of your passion? My guest John Bailey is a writer, broadcaster and conservationist who's life and career has been built around his two passions fishing and teaching. …

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EP 4 :Nothing in life is forever with Francine Lawrence
Sept. 4, 2019

EP 4 :Nothing in life is forever with Francine Lawrence

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt that the job you were doing was compromising your values as a person? How did you deal with that? Have you ever felt you were being judged or your ideas …

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EP 2:The Re-inventor - How adversity shaped a life and career with Derek Woodgate
July 22, 2019

EP 2:The Re-inventor - How adversity shaped a life and career with De…

"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 …

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