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ow do we grow?  What holds us back from allowing ourselves to Grow?  Join Em as she ponders the whole idea of Growth and what it means to her and you.  
Join us as we chat all things Horror!  What makes a good Horror film!  What three horror films do they both suggest that we should all watch to get into the genre… Join Em and Barbara as they chat to Mike and Becky who are obsessed by all things Horror.  Mike is the host of The Evolution of Horror and Becky is sorting out loads of cool events around the UK all things horror related! Find out about them and the pod:  
How are we connecting with one another?  What traps have you fallen into post Covid and are they serving you?  Join Em on this solo episode as she explores what she is doing to connect more, why it is important and what you can do to connect with others and yourself.
How do we find the courage to change?  What led Chris go from being in a Corporate job and set up his own business?  What were the things on his journey that he found easy and what did he struggle with?  Join Em and Chris as they talk all things change and how all of us can do it. Follow Chris: -home repair - training - book - podcast About Chris Lalomia: Founded the largest handyman company in Atlanta Chris is focused on providing professional, reliable remodeling and handyman services. He has created an environment that focuses on providing an EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCE when fixing or enhancing people's homes. The 5 principles of the company are continually reinforced to position the team for success.
Letting Go

Letting Go


What difference does it make to our life when we truly let go of things?  How can we let go of things that no longer service and what choices do we need to make? Join Em on this solo episode as she shares how she is letting go of some of her old identity and how that feels like the best thing to do.
We all have been one.  Some of us live with them.  How can we support them through the journey of teenage life?  How can we help them thrive during this time rather than just becoming a nagging parent?  Join Em and Barbara as they chat all these things and so much more with married couple and parents of three Emily and Paul. Follow Emily and Paul Hughes: Facebook: Instagram: LinkedIn: Twitter: About Emily and Paul: Emily and Paul run Parent Guide to Education, a membership programme that coaches parents going through GCSE and Post 16 exams with their teens. They give parents the tools they need to support their teen without just nagging them to revise! With over 30 years teaching experience between them, and personal experience having had twin boys go through their exams, they have all the knowledge and experience required to take on the task of helping parents THRIVE rather than SURVIVE these difficult years.
EAs and PAs  and Vas are at the heart of all good business – these are often the unsung heroes who make everything happen.  Join Em as she chats to Sarah and Marianne as we explore what makes a good EA, why they are vital and how they can play a crucial role in the ever changing business world.  Oh and Barbara joins in and has a revelation Get in touch with Sarah Howson and Marianne Whitlock: LinkedIn: Website: About Marianne and Sarah: Marianne Whitlock and Sarah Howson are the Co-Directors of Strategic PA Network and Strategic PA Recruitment. Strategic PA Network, established by Sarah eight years whilst on maternity leave, strives to connect like-minded Assistant professionals. Promoting learning, development, and growth; the network has organically grown over the years into a global community of Assistants.  Together, Marianne and Sarah went on to co-found Strategic PA Recruitment, utilizing their experience in the administrative profession and their understanding of the complexity and value in the PA/CEO partnership. They have created a search company that offers a bespoke and curated service to businesses across the UK.
How can we add more adventure into our lives if we don’t want to climb a mountain or two?  Or even if we do!  How can we use the mindset of adventure to make us happy to help us feel more alive?  Join Em as we chat all things Adventure with Charlotte who has stories to tell and advice to share on living our lives full of adventure. Follow Charlotte: Facebook: Instagram: @fowles.charlotte LinkedIn: About Charlotte Fowles: Charlotte works to free people them from their inner critic/imposter syndrome and help them create unapologetic self-confidence.  She is also known as the Executive Adventurer. She knows how to create triumph from many tragedies and live fiercely with passion and purpose – and will inspire you to do the same. She is fascinated by the power of the outdoors and adventure for bringing about incredible change in people’s mental wellness.
How can we be brilliant fathers?  Does fathering only mean those that have biological fathered children or is the role more complex than that?  Join Em as we chat all thigs fathering and so much more. Follow Danusia: Facebook: Instagram: LinkedIn: About Danusia Malina-Derben: Danusia Malina-Derben is a mother of ten children, and still her own woman. From teen mother to tenured Organisational Behavior and Development academic, and onto award-winning, internationally published leadership expert. Danusia traded academia to head a global firm that fixes corporate boardrooms and develops top talent. She also hosts two critically acclaimed companion podcasts; School for Mothers and School for Fathers. Danusia has received praise and recognition from The Sunday Times to Metro, Psychologies to Good Housekeeping. She lives in the South Downs, UK with her family, and their mini-dachshund, Dickie. Visit her online at Her latest book, SPUNK: A Manifesto Modernising Fatherhood elevates the conversation about modern fatherhood beyond the nuts and bolts of daddy daycare as it goes deep inside how men view their fathering as they attempt (day in, day out) to be a dad to their kids.
In a truly diverse world how can we use humour to help with these challenging conversations.  What ideas can we take from someone who has been in this field all her life?  What can we do to bring the joy into celebrating our differences?  We chat this and so much more.. Follow Jess: Facebook: Instagram: @goodenoughnow LinkedIn: @jesspettitt Twitter: @jesspettitt About Jess Pettitt: is a free survey listeners can take. is information about her book club.
Why is it so important to write books for kids about the bog topics such as Death, Divorce, Bullying?  What made Claudia embark on this important and necessary journey?  Join Em and Claudia as they talk all things life, kids and books and so much more Follow Claudia: Facebook: @MyBloomingFamily Instagram: @Cindifreakinrella LinkedIn: Twitter: @Noriega_Clau About Claudia Noriega-Bernstein: She has dedicated the last twelve years of her life to empowering people, especially children, and women. As a life/abundance coach, she has helped people from different backgrounds to discover and implement the full potential of their own creative powers for personal growth and self-healing.



Join Em as she chats through end of the year, how best to reflect and how we can all take some time to really think about ourselves so we can help others.
How do we allow ourselves to have more humour in our daily lives?  How do we find the funny in the business world?  What stops us from being all of us at work?  What can we learn from having Racoons?  Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as we chat with John through his journey of life and why humour is so so important. Follow John: Facebook: Instagram: LinkedIn: Twitter: About John Verrico: Journalist, stand-up comic, janitor, theater performer, electronics technician, small-business consultant, public affairs specialist, and disco dance instructor -- John Verrico still doesn't know what he wants to be when he grows up -- but has learned not to take life too seriously and to experience everything life has to offer. Former president of the National Association of Government Communicators and retired Navy Master Chief with more than 40 years' experience as a communication professional in media, community, and employee relations, John Verrico is now a high-energy, thought-provoking and humorously nerdy international speaker and leadership coach providing workshops on communication, motivation, resilience, and balance. John’s spare time is devoted to occasional cruise vacations (when it is safe to do so), bad-movie parties and collecting classic monster movies and memorabilia which he displays in what one reporter called his “demented man cave.”
Retreat with Em Stroud

Retreat with Em Stroud


Retreat.  What does that word evoke for you?  Join Em on a short solo episode as she chats through how retreating can help you in every day life.  Why retreating is so important for self and what you can do to be kind to self.
Psychedelics to make us better leaders and people?  How can they help us explore who we truly are and challenge our own beliefs?  There is a lot of research going on currently in the world about the benefits of using psychedelics – in this episode Em and her Clown Barbara chat to two of the worlds leading lights in how psychedelics can help us all.  It’s a truly fascinating chat!! Follow Stefana & Jennifer: Facebook: Instagram: @alalaho_ @stefana.bosse @lode_alalaho LinkedIn: Twitter: @alalaho_ About Alalaho: Alalaho offers safe and legal psychedelic retreats in the Netherlands that help open people to the wisdom and potential at the core of their being. Preparation and integration are key to their approach: They optimise set and setting to help participants get the most out of their experience and support them in weaving any insights gained back into their everyday life. Stefana and Jennifer have worked with psychedelics personally since their early twenties, and been holding psychedelic ceremonies themselves since 2017. Their skill set spans Western somatic and transpersonal psychotherapy, as well as ancient wisdom traditions across different cultures and times such as Tibetan Buddhism and the shamanic lineages of the Americas. This psycho-spiritual approach is reflected in their retreats, which explore the various dimensions of our human experience: the relationship with ourselves, with others, with the natural world and the mystery of life.
TEDx – The Journey

TEDx – The Journey


Ever wanted to do a TEDx talk?  Curious about how the process works?  Then join Em as she shares her journey to doing her second TEDx talk.  In this episode she shares how she got the opportunity, how it felt and so much more!
How can we collaborate more successfully?  Why is it important to think about this and act on it?  How can we really learn the skills of collaboration in work and in life and how will they help is feel better.  Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as we chat all this and so much more with the brilliant Marc. Follow Marc: LinkedIn: About Marc Caulfield: After 28 years in the Advertising & Media business and struggling with his own mental health, Marc decided to make creating healthy workplaces his mission in work. In 2017 Marc built his business with the raison d'etre to help organisations create environments and cultures which look after their people’s mental well-being, where everybody’s voice can be heard, and they can reach their full potential. Marc continues to smash the stigma around mental health in the workplace, education and society in general. Marc is an also an ambassador for The Youth Group and a Role Model on the InsideOut Leaderboard. Marc is a regular writer and speaker on all things Mental Health, Stress and business performance and is a 2x TEDx speaker on Collaboration and Resilience.
How do you handle Uncertainty?  How can you make Uncertainty your friend and help it become truly a gift in your life.  Join Em Stroud and Jason as they chat things Uncertainty in life, love and so much more! Follow Jason: Facebook: Instagram: About Jason Goldberg: What does an award-winning entrepreneur, a TEDx Speaker, a bacon-atarian (thats a vegetarian who still eats bacon), a funky sock lover, a former rapper (who opened for the Wu-Tang Clan - YES, really!) and a previously 332lb man (who has since lost over 130lbs despite his affinity for bacon) have in common? They are all the same guy! Jason “JG” Goldberg (so we’re really doing third person here huh?) is a Mental Performance and Leadership Coach for Celebrities, Change Makers and CEOs. He is also the host of The Jason Goldberg is Ruining Podcasting Podcast, author of the #1 International Best-Seller on Self-Leadership entitled “Prison Break” and creator of the Playful Prosperity AND Competition-Proof Business Immersion programs. JG has been a featured expert on media outlets including ABC, CBS, and FOX as well as teaching on the MindValley and SoulPancake platforms and has founded multiple start-ups including one in partnership with NASA and the space shuttle program. He now focuses on blending his signature mix of simple and transformational wisdom, captivating storytelling, practical business mentorship, and belly-busting humor to make personal growth less “personal growth-y” and to leave everyone he meets with at least 5% more joy than when he found them! As a sought-after international speaker and host, JG has shared the stage with some of the world’s greatest thought-leaders and innovators in human potential and performance including Jason Silva (Host of Nat Geo’s “Brain Games”), Dr. Sean Stephenson (The 3 Foot Giant), Don Miguel Ruiz (The Four Agreements), Vishen Lakhiani (CEO of Mindvalley), Steven Kotler (Stealing Fire), Marisa Peer (the UK’s psychotherapist to the stars) and so many others that he hopes will impress you if these other ones don’t! ;) You can get a free copy of JG’s books and listen to his podcast here:
Life.  Big subject.  Who better to talk it through with that Krishna – a Gurkha, Ex SAS and so much more.  His thoughts on life are so worth listening to.  Join Em Stroud and him for an amazing (quick warning though this episode is DEEP!!!) chat. Follow Krishna: Website: Instagram: Twitter: About Krishna Thapa One of the first Gurkha to pass selection into the SAS, Krishna served as head of the Mountain Troops and faced the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan.   Krishna is a world-class, high-altitude Mountaineer, and has guided blind and deaf people, amputees, Parkinson’s sufferers, and Veterans battling PTSD on expeditions in Africa, Europe, and the Himalayas of Nepal. Even completing a world first by guiding a double above knee amputee to trek to Everest base camp!   Krishna now dedicates his life to supporting others to transcend their limitations and achieve their goals.  
Meet the Founders

Meet the Founders


Laugh Think Play is happening.  The new global movement to Simply make you feel better is gathering more and more energy.  In this very special episode you will meet Jo, Anna and Sarah who are my co founders of Laugh, Think, Play. We find out why you should get involved in our new movement – why they are so excited to be involved and who they are.  These three women are super special and you will love them. Get involved to feel better at: @laughthinkplay on Insta
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