S01E11 Paola Acero: A Gift to Breathe / The Power of Stories - Turning Obstacles into Opportunities with Teri Kansted

This EpisodePaola Acero is a Colombian living in Berlin.When she found herself in a crisis of sinusitis from April to August 2020, which affected her productivity, self-image as an achiever and emotional health deeply, she became aware that this was a reaction from her body to alert her of her unhealthy lifestyle and mindset, which manifested itself as a physical difficulty to breathe and get enough oxygen to her brain. This led to her transforming her routines and change her mindset towards a more fulfilling, balanced and enjoyable life. Not only did she recover significantly but it also opened the door to be more flexible and let everything her life (routines, relationships, goals, structures) to breathe. Sinusitis was a tremendous gift that changed her philosophy of life.Paola helps people and organisations communicate ideas in powerful, constructive ways, that foster inclusion, cooperation and change in multicultural environments towards more equal and just societies that coexist in balance with nature.You can find Paola on Facebook or InstagramThe ShowEach Monday I'll be sharing inspirational stories from people from all walks of life who's faced a variety of difficulties and obstacles and how they changed those into opportunities for growth, learning and change.The idea being that these episodes will inspire and motivate you if you're also feeling stuck and struggling.DisclaimerThis podcast will be for mature people who don't mind the odd swearing and who won't get triggered by raw stories of hardship.As I'm talking to people from all walks of life, their belief systems might not match yours, but that's okay, you can still learn something and see life through someone else's perspective.I stand for and promote a culture of imperfection – so, this won’t be perfect. We’re all just making do with what we have 😉The HostHi! I'm Teri Kansted. I'm a Dane, a counsellor, a psychologist, narrative coach, writer, bibliophile and many other things. I'm a keen collector of stories and I help people examine theirs to see if they're living a life that serves them or hinders them and how to create a narrative that is expansive and beautiful.There's a number of ways to get to know me better, such as following me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, or check out my website, or, if you're a Linkedin lover, say hello. I also offer a FREEBIE on my website, as well as a free personal development group on Facebook.If you're a fellow coach you can join my Facebook Group: Curious Conversations for Coaches (also on Instagram)I offer discounted coaching supervision sessions just now until August 2021 and you can find out more HERE

05-17
37:52

S1E10 Nancy Stapleton: Rags to Riches - how being free in your mind will get you everything that you wanted / The Power of Stories - Turning Obstacles into Opportunities - a podcast by Teri Kansted

This Episode:This week Nancy Stapleton is our guest - a coach and writer/artist living in London. Nancy helps creative people achieve their goals and live their best lives free from the worries of money, procrastination and 'good enough' thinking.If you want to get in touch with Nancy or know more, you can find her HEREThe Show(For the full show and host description - see trailer or episode 1's details)I'm a narrative coach, and as such I'm deeply fascinated by stories - especially the stories we tell ourselves which may help us or hinder us in creating the life we want and getting unstuck from tricky or painful situations/experiences. I know that by changing our story we can literally change our lives and part of that is learning how to see obstacles as opportunities - but exactly how do you do that?Each Monday I'll be sharing inspirational stories from people from all walks of life who's faced a variety of difficulties and obstacles and how they changed those into opportunities for growth, learning and change.The idea being that these episodes will inspire and motivate you if you're also feeling stuck and struggling.If you'd like to know more about me or my story, I share bits in episode 1 and am generally an open book on both my website and social media.DisclaimerThis podcast will be for mature people who don't mind the odd swearing and who won't get triggered by raw stories of hardship.As I'm talking to people from all walks of life, their belief systems might not match yours, but that's okay, you can still learn something and see life through someone else's perspective.I stand for and promote a culture of imperfection – so, this won’t be perfect. We’re all just making do with what we have 😉The HostHi! I'm Teri Kansted. I'm a Dane, a counsellor, a psychologist, narrative coach, writer, bibliophile and many other things. I'm a keen collector of stories and I help people examine theirs to see if they're living a life that serves them or hinders them and how to create a narrative that is expansive and beautiful.There's a number of ways to get to know me better, such as following me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, or check out my website, or, if you're a Linkedin lover, say hello. I also offer a FREEBIE on my website, as well as a free personal development group on Facebook.If you're a fellow coach you can join my Facebook Group: Curious Conversations for Coaches (also on Instagram)I offer discounted coaching supervision sessions just now until August 2021 and you can find out more HERE

05-10
30:59

S1E9 Pauline Lawson: Belonging versus Fitting in / The Power of Stories - Turning Obstacles into Opportunities - a podcast by Teri Kansted

This EpisodePauline Lawson, a former teacher and Deputy Head in Scotland will be sharing her story this week about her journey from trying to fit in, to finding her place of belonging. Pauline blends her skills and experiences of being an educator and coach to support children, teens, parents, families, and educators. She also coaches anyone that has emotions and needs a little help recognising these and working with them in healthier ways to add value to their lives - and I think we can all agree that this covers just about all humans!You can find Pauline online viaWebsite: www.paulinelawson.co.ukFacebook: www.facebook.com/EmotionAllCoachingInsta: www.instagram.com/Emotion_ALL_CoachingTwitter: www.twitter.com/EmotionALLServWant to join her workshop? Click HEREThe Show(For the full show and host description - see trailer or episode 1's details)I'm a narrative coach and as such I'm deeply fascinated by stories - especially the stories we tell ourselves which may help us or hinder us in creating the life we want and getting unstuck from tricky or painful situations/experiences. I know that by changing our story we can literally change our lives and part of that is learning how to see obstacles as opportunities - but exactly how do you do that?Each Monday I'll be sharing inspirational stories from people from all walks of life who's faced a variety of difficulties and obstacles and how they changed those into opportunities for growth, learning and change.The idea being that these episodes will inspire and motivate you if you're also feeling stuck and struggling.If you'd like to know more about me or my story, I share bits in episode 1 and am generally an open book on both my website and social media. DisclaimerThis podcast will be for mature people who don't mind the odd swearing and who won't get triggered by raw stories of hardship.As I'm talking to people from all walks of life, their belief systems might not match yours, but that's okay, you can still learn something and see life through someone else's perspective.I stand for and promote a culture of imperfection – so, this won’t be perfect. We’re all just making do with what we have 😉The HostHi! I'm Teri Kansted. I'm a Dane, a counsellor, a psychologist, narrative coach, writer, bibliophile, and many other things. I'm a keen collector of stories and I help people examine theirs to see if they're living a life that serves them or hinders them and how to create a narrative that is expansive and beautiful.There's a number of ways to get to know me better, such as following me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, or check out my website, or, if you're a Linkedin lover, say hello. I also offer a FREEBIE on my website, as well as a free personal development group on Facebook.If you're a fellow coach you can join my Facebook Group: Curious Conversations for Coaches (also on Instagram)I offer discounted coaching supervision sessions just now until August 2021 and you can find out more HERE

04-26
28:18

S1E8 Andrea Ryan: The Power of Three / The Power of Stories - Turning Obstacles into Opportunities - a podcast by Teri Kansted

This EpisodeThis week I'll be spending my time in the company of the inspirational Andrea Ryan - a transformational life and business coach for women, specialising in Empowerment, Imposter Syndrome, and Positive Psychology.Through the power of loss, grief, and trauma, Andrea became who she was always meant to be, left the country, started her own business, and is on track to help 100s of women step into their power to live their life on purpose.You can find Andrea via the following links if you want to connect, ask questions or work with her:www.generationwellbeing.life InstagramFacebookThe Show(For the full show and host description - see trailer or episode 1's details)I'm a narrative coach and as such I'm deeply fascinated by stories - especially the stories we tell ourselves which may help us or hinder us in creating the life we want and getting unstuck from tricky or painful situations/experiences. I know that by changing our story we can literally change our lives and part of that is learning how to see obstacles as opportunities - but exactly how do you do that?Each Monday I'll be sharing inspirational stories from people from all walks of life who's faced a variety of difficulties and obstacles and how they changed those into opportunities for growth, learning, and change.The idea being that these episodes will inspire and motivate you if you're also feeling stuck and struggling.If you'd like to know more about me or my story, I share bits in episode 1 and am generally an open book on both my website and social media.DisclaimerThis podcast will be for mature people who don't mind the odd swearing and who won't get triggered by raw stories of hardship.As I'm talking to people from all walks of life, their belief systems might not match yours, but that's okay, you can still learn something and see life through someone else's perspective.I stand for and promote a culture of imperfection – so, this won’t be perfect. We’re all just making do with what we have 😉The HostHi! I'm Teri Kansted. I'm a Dane, a counsellor, a psychologist, narrative coach, writer, bibliophile, and many other things. I'm a keen collector of stories and I help people examine theirs to see if they're living a life that serves them or hinders them and how to create a narrative that is expansive and beautiful.There's a number of ways to get to know me better, such as following me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, or check out my website, or, if you're a Linkedin lover, say hello. I also offer a FREEBIE on my website, as well as a free personal development group on Facebook.If you're a fellow coach you can join my Facebook Group: Curious Conversations for Coaches (also on Instagram)I offer discounted coaching supervision sessions just now until August 2021 and you can find out more HERE

04-19
36:06

S1E7 Jack Fleming: Shaping the Story You Wish to Tell / The Power of Stories - Turning Obstacles into Opportunities - a podcast by Teri Kansted

This Episode Jack is a story coach, who supports entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small- to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to gaining clarity and confidence to shape and share the story that they want for themselves. Alongside coaching, Jack is also a social entrepreneur of a small initiative that supports home cooks in sharing their food and food stories to paying customers in London. In Jack's words: "I thrive from intimately supporting people and I am fascinated by other people’s stories. From my experience in entrepreneurship, I have really explored the person that I am and what it means to me to work for myself." If you'd like to know more, follow Jack and his work or work directly with him, his main contact page is on Instagram @jackfleming_coaches The Show (For the full show and host description - see trailer or episode 1's details) I'm a narrative coach and as such I'm deeply fascinated by stories - especially the stories we tell ourselves which may help us or hinder us in creating the life we want and getting unstuck from tricky or painful situations/experiences. I know that by changing our story we can literally change our lives and part of that is learning how to see obstacles as opportunities - but exactly how do you do that? Each Monday I'll be sharing inspirational stories from people from all walks of life who's faced a variety of difficulties and obstacles and how they changed those into opportunities for growth, learning, and change. The idea being that these episodes will inspire and motivate you if you're also feeling stuck and struggling. If you'd like to know more about me or my story, I share bits in episode 1 and am generally an open book on both my website and social media. Disclaimer This podcast will be for mature people who don't mind the odd swearing and who won't get triggered by raw stories of hardship. As I'm talking to people from all walks of life, their belief systems might not match yours, but that's okay, you can still learn something and see life through someone else's perspective. I stand for and promote a culture of imperfection, so this won't be a perfect production. We're all doing the best we can with what we have ;)The Host Hi! I'm Teri Kansted. I'm a Dane, a counsellor, a psychologist, narrative coach, writer, bibliophile, and many other things. I'm a keen collector of stories and I help people examine theirs to see if they're living a life that serves them or hinders them and how to create a narrative that is expansive and beautiful.There's a number of ways to get to know me better, such as following me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, or check out my website. I also offer a FREEBIE on my website, as well as a free personal development group on Facebook.If you're a fellow coach you can join my Facebook Group: Curious Conversations for Coaches (also on Instagram)I offer discounted coaching supervision sessions just now until August 2021 and you can find out more HERE

04-12
49:51

S1E6 Lynsey Grace: Life Doesn't Happen to You, it Happens for You / The Power of Stories - Turning Obstacles into Opportunities - a podcast by Teri Kansted

This EpisodeThis week The Power of Stories podcast will introduce you to Lynsey Grace and her inspirational story of how cancer became the wake-up call needed to leave a relationship that no longer served her and create the life she wanted for herself, including becoming a transformational life coach and empowering women to live their lives to the fullest.If you'd like to know more about Lynsey or work with her you can find her onInstagram or Facebook or, via her websiteThe Show(For the full show and host description - see trailer or episode 1's details)I'm a narrative coach and as such I'm deeply fascinated by stories - especially the stories we tell ourselves which may help us or hinder us in creating the life we want and getting unstuck from tricky or painful situations/experiences. I know that by changing our story we can literally change our lives and part of that is learning how to see obstacles as opportunities - but exactly how do you do that?Each Monday I'll be sharing inspirational stories from people from all walks of life who's faced a variety of difficulties and obstacles and how they changed those into opportunities for growth, learning and change.The idea being that these episodes will inspire and motivate you if you're also feeling stuck and struggling.If you'd like to know more about me or my story, I share bits in episode 1 and am generally an open book on both my website and social media.DisclaimerThis podcast will be for mature people who don't mind the odd swearing and who won't get triggered by raw stories of hardship.As I'm talking to people from all walks of life, their belief systems might not match yours, but that's okay, you can still learn something and see life through someone else's perspective. I stand for and promote a culture of imperfection - we're all just making do with what we have.The HostHi! I'm Teri Kansted. I'm a Dane, a counsellor, a psychologist, narrative coach, writer, bibliophile and many other things. I'm a keen collector of stories and I help people examine theirs to see if they're living a life that serves them or hinders them and how to create a narrative that is expansive and beautiful.There's a number of ways to get to know me better, such as following me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, or check out my website, or, if you're a Linkedin lover, say hello. I also offer a FREEBIE on my website, as well as a free personal development group on Facebook.If you're a fellow coach you can join my Facebook Group: Curious Conversations for Coaches (also on Instagram)I offer discounted coaching supervision sessions just now until August 2021 and you can find out more HERE

04-05
34:18

S1E5 Mandy Stanton: Life Doesn't Have to be Grey / The Power of Stories - Turning Obstacles into Opportunities - a podcast by Teri Kansted

This EpisodeIn March 2020 Mandy was made redundant. She loved her job, and it had sometimes felt as though it was all she had after her husband had died four months after they'd relocated from the Midlands to Lancashire. Mandy felt that redundancy was like being set adrift alone in a pandemic. Then she embarked on the Transformational Coaching diploma with Animas Coaching and also discovered ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training) and it gave her a new sense of purpose and she now hopes to be able to help others experiencing similar situations.Find Mandy Stanton on Facebook The Show(For the full show and host description - see trailer or episode 1's details)I'm a narrative coach and as such I'm deeply fascinated by stories - especially the stories we tell ourselves which may help us or hinder us in creating the life we want and getting unstuck from tricky or painful situations/experiences. I know that by changing our story we can literally change our lives and part of that is learning how to see obstacles as opportunities - but exactly how do you do that?Each Monday I'll be sharing inspirational stories from people from all walks of life who's faced a variety of difficulties and obstacles and how they changed those into opportunities for growth, learning, and change.The idea being that these episodes will inspire and motivate you if you're also feeling stuck and struggling.If you'd like to know more about me or my story, I share bits in episode 1 and am generally an open book on both my website and social media.DisclaimerThis podcast will be for mature people who don't mind the odd swearing and who won't get triggered by raw stories of hardship. I stand for and promote a culture of imperfection - we're all just doing the best we can with what we have. Let's celebrate that.HostHi! I'm Teri Kansted. I'm a Dane, a counsellor, a psychologist, narrative coach, writer, bibliophile, and many other things. I'm a keen collector of stories and I help people examine theirs to see if they're living a life that serves them or hinders them and how to create a narrative that is expansive and beautiful.There's a number of ways to get to know me better, such as following me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, or check out my website, or, if you're a Linkedin lover, say hello. I also offer a FREEBIE on my website, as well as a free personal development group on Facebook.If you're a fellow coach you can join my Facebook Group: Curious Conversations for Coaches (also on Instagram)I offer discounted coaching supervision sessions just now until August 2021 and you can find out more HERE

03-29
30:37

S1E4 Anna: The Alchemy of Healing from Narcissistic Abuse / The Power of Stories - Turning Obstacles into Opportunities - a podcast by Teri Kansted

This Episode:This week I have Anna on the show who'll share her personal story of realising she was in a narcissistic abusive relationship and her journey towards recovery.Anna now helps other people who've been through narcissistic abuse to recover, reclaim their truth and find joy in life.Anna is based in London and you can find her on the coaching directory (her full name in the podcast intro)https://www.thecoaching.directory/The Show(For the full show and host description - see trailer or episode 1's details)I'm a narrative coach and as such I'm deeply fascinated by stories - especially the stories we tell ourselves which may help us or hinder us in creating the life we want and getting unstuck from tricky or painful situations/experiences. I know that by changing our story we can literally change our lives and part of that is learning how to see obstacles as opportunities - but exactly how do you do that?Each Monday I'll be sharing inspirational stories from people from all walks of life who's faced a variety of difficulties and obstacles and how they changed those into opportunities for growth, learning, and change.The idea being that these episodes will inspire and motivate you if you're also feeling stuck and struggling.If you'd like to know more about me or my story, I share bits in episode 1 and am generally an open book on both my website and social media.DisclaimerThis podcast will be for mature people who don't mind the odd swearing and who won't get triggered by raw stories of hardship.I stand for and promote a culture of imperfection - we're all just making do with what we have. Let's celebrate that!HostHi! I'm Teri Kansted. I'm a Dane, a counsellor, a psychologist, narrative coach, writer, bibliophile, and many other things. I'm a keen collector of stories and I help people examine theirs to see if they're living a life that serves them or hinders them and how to create a narrative that is expansive and beautiful.There's a number of ways to get to know me better, such as following me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, or check out my website, or, if you're a Linkedin lover, say hello. I also offer a FREEBIE on my website, as well as a free personal development group on Facebook.If you're a fellow coach you can join my Facebook Group: Curious Conversations for Coaches (also on Instagram)I offer discounted coaching supervision sessions just now until August 2021 and you can find out more HERE

03-22
38:58

S1E3 Verónica Rivera: Coming Home - Belonging and Identity / The Power of Stories - Turning Obstacles into Opportunities - a podcast by Teri Kansted

This Episode This week we'll be hearing the amazing and inspiring story of Veronica Rivera, a Venezuelan nationality, leaving due to the crisis there, making her way to Berlin with only €10 left in her pocket and enough insulin to last her 6 months, and her incredible journey towards learning German, getting her Masters and a good job, before securing German citizenship and helping other immigrants find their way, addressing identity and belonging issues along the way.  The Show (For the full show and host description - see trailer or episode 1's details) I'm a narrative coach and as such I'm deeply fascinated by stories - especially the stories we tell ourselves which may help us or hinder us in creating the life we want and getting unstuck from tricky or painful situations/experiences. I know that by changing our story we can literally change our lives and part of that is learning how to see obstacles as opportunities - but exactly how do you do that? Each Monday I'll be sharing inspirational stories from people from all walks of life who's faced a variety of difficulties and obstacles and how they changed those into opportunities for growth, learning, and change. The idea being that these episodes will inspire and motivate you if you're also feeling stuck and struggling. If you'd like to know more about me or my story, I share bits in episode 1 and am generally an open book on both my website and social media. Disclaimer This podcast will be for mature people who don't mind the odd swearing and who won't get triggered by raw stories of hardship. I stand for and promote a culture of imperfection - we're all just doing the best we can with what we have. Contact Vero's website: https://abetterside.com/ Vero on Linkedin Vero on Instagram Email Vero: heyvero@abetterside.com Host: Teri Kansted www.kansted.com InstagramFacebookLinkedinTwitterEmail: kansted@outlook.comJoin my Facebook group, offer one-year of FREE personal development prompts, or download my FREE Happiness Tracker HEREFor Coaches, you might want to connect via Facebook, my coaching-focussed Instagram, or join my free Facebook group solely for coaches, wanting to connect in an authentic, non-shouty, and non-salesy manner HERE.

03-15
30:13

S1E2 Alice Carder: Moving From Fear To Freedom / The Power of Stories - Turning Obstacles into Opportunities - a podcast by Teri Kansted

This Episode:This week Alice Carder will be sharing her story of turning the massive obstacle of losing her best friend into an opportunity to set herself free and create a life full of beautiful opportunities.Alice is a former BBC documentary maker, a semi-nomad, female empowerment coach, EFT, and Matrix Imprinting practitioner, holistic business mentor and the course creator and facilitator of 'Fear to Freedom'.She supports women to stop playing small and step into their power. To quieten the voice that tells them they’re not good enough, and to move through the emotional blocks that keep them from being who they’re here to be.Contact Details:Alice Carder (guest):InstagramWebsiteFacebookTeri Kansted (host):www.kansted.comInstagramFacebookYou can also join my FREE Facebook group, giving you a year of personal development challenges HEREOr, download my FREE Happiness Tracker from my website HEREIf you're a coach, you might want to connect via Facebook, Instagram, or Linkedin or join my other FREE Facebook group, solely for other coaches, interested in connecting in an authentic, non-salesy and non-shouty space. The Show(For the full show and host description - see trailer or episode 1's details)I'm a narrative coach and as such I'm deeply fascinated by stories - especially the stories we tell ourselves which may help us or hinder us in creating the life we want and getting unstuck from tricky or painful situations/experiences. I know that by changing our story we can literally change our lives and part of that is learning how to see obstacles as opportunities - but exactly how do you do that? Each Monday I'll be sharing inspirational stories from people from all walks of life who's faced a variety of difficulties and obstacles and how they changed those into opportunities for growth, learning and change. The idea being that these episodes will inspire and motivate you if you're also feeling stuck and struggling. If you'd like to know more about me or my story, I share bits in episode 1 and am generally an open book on both my website and social media. DisclaimerThis podcast will be for mature people who don't mind the odd swearing and who won't get triggered by raw stories of hardship. I stand for and promote a culture of imperfection - we're all just doing the best we can with what we have. Let's celebrate that.

03-08
28:30

S1E1 Teri Kansted: Dumped Down Under - from engaged to free / The Power of Stories - Turning Obstacles into Opportunities - a podcast by Teri Kansted

This EpisodeThis is my own story of facing an obstacle and turning it into an opportunity which I've called Dumped Down Under - from engaged to free!The ShowWelcome to my podcast The Power of Stories: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities.When life throws you lemons, make lemonade; when you think the world is a dark place, look out for the helpers; there is always a silver lining.There are many platitudes we offer when people face hardship and sometimes, they're not very helpful - because you're allowed your pain and validation in your struggles. However, life's a balancing act, and if you allow challenges - and obstacles - to become your full and all-consuming storyline and focus, you're likely to enter a bleak state of mind that can be truly harmful to your emotional wellbeing.And let's be honest, 2020 was a rubbish year globally! It was full of pain and hurt. Even for those who made the most of this year, or who enjoyed the slower pace and the introversion paradise of lockdown, there was no denying the pain others felt.Looking at life and seeing sour lemons as an opportunity to make lemon meringue pie, lemon drizzle cake or lemonade is a choice but sometimes the sourness can feel so overwhelming that it doesn't seem that way - I get it. Been there, done that! And that's why I created the podcast and started interviewing ordinary people who had faced real hardship and yet has used this as a motivator and springboard for better things to come, who refused to let these obstacles become their dominant story - and in so doing, became extra-ordinary people, not due to fame and fortune but by choosing a life of purpose and joy rather than sorrow and fear.Each week (Monday), I'll share a new interview with someone who's faced an obstacle and refused to let it define them or hinder them in their goals, dreams or wants for a better outcome or life.The idea - the hope - is that these stories will inspire you if you're feeling stuck and unhappy or if you're struggling with your own obstacles and give you motivation to turn your own story into one of options, opportunities, learning and growth.I'm one of those annoying people who believe that there is no such thing as a failure, only a learning curve.HostI'm Teri Kansted, and I'm originally from Denmark but ran away from adulthood and responsibilities when I was 21 and never returned to Denmark - or any real responsibilities or 'adulting' (as us Millennials like to call it). I'm now settled in Scotland where I work as a narrative coach (meaning, I help you see how the story you tell about yourself, life and the people in it might be hindering you in moving forward and creating the life you want for yourself, examining your belief system and assumptions and create a more empowering story).I love writing and never thought I'd be the sort of person to start a podcast (who out there likes the sound of their own voice!?) but here I am!With everything going on and so much that feels out of my control (though is it?), I wanted to create as much fun and joy as possible for myself during 2021 which has meant starting this project of getting to hear other people's fantastic, life-affirming stories, writing about things I'm passionate about and meeting new, fascinating people from all walks of life across the world.DisclaimerThis podcast will be for mature people who don't mind the odd swearing and who won't get triggered by raw stories of hardship.I stand for and promote a culture of imperfection - we're all just making do with what we have.ContactThere's a number of ways to get to know me better, such as following me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, or check out my website, or, if you're a Linkedin lover, say hello. I also offer a FREEBIE on my website, as well as a free personal development group on Facebook.If you're a fellow coach you can join my Facebook Group: Curious Conversations for Coaches (also on Instagram)I offer discounted coaching supervision sessions just now until August 2021 and you can find out more HERE

03-01
17:09

Trailer: The Power of Stories - Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

The ShowWelcome to my podcast The Power of Stories: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities.When life throws you lemons, make lemonade; when you think the world is a dark place, look out for the helpers; there is always a silver lining.There are many platitudes we offer when people face hardship and sometimes, they're not very helpful - because you're allowed your pain and validation in your struggles. However, life's a balancing act, and if you allow challenges - and obstacles - to become your full and all-consuming storyline and focus, you're likely to enter a bleak state of mind that can be truly harmful to your emotional wellbeing.And let's be honest, 2020 was a rubbish year globally! It was full of pain and hurt. Even for those who made the most of this year, or who enjoyed the slower pace and the introversion paradise of lockdown, there was no denying the pain others felt.Looking at life and seeing sour lemons as an opportunity to make lemon meringue pie, lemon drizzle cake or lemonade is a choice but sometimes the sourness can feel so overwhelming that it doesn't seem that way - I get it. Been there, done that! And that's why I created the podcast and started interviewing ordinary people who had faced real hardship and yet has used this as a motivator and springboard for better things to come, who refused to let these obstacles become their dominant story - and in so doing, became extra-ordinary people, not due to fame and fortune but by choosing a life of purpose and joy rather than sorrow and fear.Each week (Monday), I'll share a new interview with someone who's faced an obstacle and refused to let it define them or hinder them in their goals, dreams or wants for a better outcome or life.The idea - the hope - is that these stories will inspire you if you're feeling stuck and unhappy or if you're struggling with your own obstacles and give you motivation to turn your own story into one of options, opportunities, learning and growth.I'm one of those annoying people who believe that there is no such thing as a failure, only a learning curve.HostI'm Teri Kansted, and I'm originally from Denmark but ran away from adulthood and responsibilities when I was 21 and never returned to Denmark - or any real responsibilities or 'adulting' (as us Millennials like to call it). I'm now settled in Scotland where I work as a narrative coach (meaning, I help you see how the story you tell about yourself, life and the people in it might be hindering you in moving forward and creating the life you want for yourself, examining your belief system and assumptions and create a more empowering story).I love writing and never thought I'd be the sort of person to start a podcast (who out there likes the sound of their own voice!?) but here I am!With everything going on and so much that feels out of my control (though is it?), I wanted to create as much fun and joy as possible for myself during 2021 which has meant starting this project of getting to hear other people's fantastic, life-affirming stories, writing about things I'm passionate about and meeting new, fascinating people from all walks of life across the world.DisclaimerThis podcast will be for mature people who don't mind the odd swearing and who won't get triggered by raw stories of hardship.ContactHi! I'm Teri Kansted. I'm a Dane, a counsellor, a psychologist, narrative coach, writer, bibliophile, and many other things. I'm a keen collector of stories and I help people examine theirs to see if they're living a life that serves them or hinders them and how to create a narrative that is expansive and beautiful.There's a number of ways to get to know me better, such as following me on Instagram, or Facebook, or check out my website, or, if you're a Linkedin lover, say hello. I also offer a FREEBIE on my website, as well as a free personal development group on Facebook.If you're a fellow coach you can join my Facebook Group: Curious Conversations for Coaches (also on Instagram)I offer discounted coaching supervision sessions just now until August 2021 and you can find out more HERE

03-01
02:27

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