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Joy with Dr Erin Baker

Joy with Dr Erin Baker


How do we find more joy in our lives?  Why do we not prioritse joy in our life? What is scary about finding and having more joy?  What would your life look like if you allowed yourself the space to have more joy in your life?  Join Em Stroud with her Clown Barbara as they chat this and so much more.. Follow Erin: Instagram: @drerinmbaker LinkedIn: About Dr. Erin Baker: Dr. Erin Baker is a self-leadership coach, social psychologist, and author of the forthcoming book, Joy-full AF: The Essential Business Strategy We’re Afraid to Put First. Until a few years ago, joy wasn’t in Erin’s vocabulary. But in the process of writing their book, they discovered that cultivating joy had been their primary business strategy (and the key to their success). They also discovered that joy is a deeper, richer, and juicer experience than most people realize. Erin is now on a mission to help other entrepreneurs put their joy front and center.
What is it like to live with Bipolar?  How can life be influenced when you live with Bipolar?  What and how can we support those with that live with Bipolar?  Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as they chat this and so much more… Follow Jamie: Insta:  @jamiethewellbeinggeek LinkedIn : About Jamie Forsyth: Jamie Is an award-winning Wellbeing Coach, Mental Health First Aid instructor and founder of The Wellbeing Geek. He could write a book about his life so far (probably a tragic comedy !) if he didn’t have the writing skills of a toddler. From Prison Officer to Prison, from bi-polar to suicide attempts and from denial to diagnosis, the journey I have taken has been a rollercoaster for myself, my family and friends. I candidly talk about the effect of mental ill-health and the direct influence stigma can have on decision making and dealing with a diagnosis.
What do you need to do if you want to be a professional speaker?  What is the skill of commanding a stage?  How can we really learn from the Rock as a speaker?  Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as we chat to pro speaker David Thomas. Follow David: Facebook: LinkedIn: Twitter: @CEOpresenting About David Thomas: CEO presentation skills coach and global international speaker for 25 years Sunday Times #1 bestselling author 500+ media interviews including The Oprah Winfrey Show Guinness record breaker for reciting Pi to 22,500 digits Hall Of Fame speaker with the Academy of Chief Executives
Women in comedy are a powerful bunch – we chat on the pod all things comedy, what it is like being a women in this profession, how we make shows and so much more.  Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as they chat to the brilliant comic Lucy Fredrick – tune in for much giggles! Follow Lucy: Facebook: LucyFrederickUK Instagram: Lucy_Frederick_Comedy Twitter: LucyFrederick About Lucy Fredrick: Here are some reviews of Lucy…  “A genuinely gifted performer… Eye wateringly honest” The Scotsman “Delightful” Broadway Baby I’m a regular on the Stand-up circuit and also work with Myra Dubois playing her sister Rose. Published work in The Guardian, Funny Women and Aquila Children’s Magazine. I’ve written shows about grief, mental health and parenting and my most recent show is about fat positivity. Lucy Frederick’s Big Fat Wedding is on at Gilded Balloon Patterhoose at 3.40pm every day.
How and when can you choose to walk away to win?  How can you deal with workplace bullying?  What can you do if you find yourself in a situation that is not serving you – how can we find our power in walking away from certain people, situations and businesses?  Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as they chat this and so much more… Follow Megan: Instagram: @meganmcarle LinkedIn: @meganmcarle Twitter: @meganmcarle About Megan Carle: How does a confident, highly experienced senior executive end up laying fully clothed in a hotel bathtub, eyeing the door while stuffing Pringles crisps into her mouth, certain that someone’s coming to hurt her, probably kill her? Workplace bullying affects millions of people; one in three report and yet it is known as “the undiscussable.” So, let’s discuss it! In doing so we will inform, inspire, and enrage your listeners. We will help them recognize, identify, and navigate workplace bullying. We will connect your listeners to this silent epidemic, to each other, and most importantly, to themselves. They will finally understand that they are not alone. They are not “crazy.” And, they are not at fault. Simply—workplace bullying really f*cks with targets. Together, let’s shine a light on it. Join Megan Carle, a former Nike executive, who rose the ranks of a male dominated organization, ran into workplace bullying, raised her hand for help, didn’t get it, and, after nearly 30-years, culminating in the role of VP Basketball, made the decision to leave, her mental health in shambles. The decision flew in the face of her DNA.  As a coach's kid, she had been raised on winning. Winning was the fifth food group. Leaving equated to quitting. Quitting equated to losing. Losing made her a loser. What if, instead, the win was in realizing that to stay was to acquiesce to a system that wasn’t built to support her? What if, instead, the win was realizing that to leave was a sign of dignity, courage, and an unwillingness to be part of a system that doesn’t play far. What if, instead, the win was in walking away. #walkawaytowin
Enterprise with Lara Morgan

Enterprise with Lara Morgan


How can we become more enterprising?  Why are there still far less women investors in the world?  What holds people back from setting up new enterprises?  Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as they chat all things enterprise with Lara and much much more. Follow Lara: Instagram: Iamlaramorgan LinkedIn: laramorgan Twitter: iamlaramorgan About Lara Morgan: The balmy madness of life leaves Lara Morgan, mum of three and enterprise addict her greatest challenge – how to make a meaningful difference to our mental wellbeing. We are all much more aware of the importance of considering our mental wellbeing now – thanks mainly to the last two years of the pandemic and all that came with it. But how many of us actually know how to help ourselves? Sometimes, taking a walk or meditating isn’t possible. For moments like this, Lara has created a range of aromatherapy balms that offer instant relief for six of the most common disruptors to mental wellbeing – sleep, stress, confidence, calm, positivity and connection. Her innovative range of pocket sized balms are for use on the go, where you just take a moment to inhale the scent, breathe deeply and instantly change your mood – all for the price of a cup of coffee.
How can we be more creative? What helps us get in touch with our own inner sense of creativity? How can creativity connect us with joy? Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as they chat all this and so much more with Colton. Follow Colton: LinkedIn: Youtube: About Colton Briner: Colton Briner has spent his entire career where the rubber meets the road between product development and branding on the one side and marketing and sales on the other side. This experience has enabled him to combine strong strategies with creative execution to help companies grow fast while spending less. Or, as he likes to call it "Modern marketing with some stank on it. Insightful and informative, Colt brings a passionate spirit and a practical mind to inspire and empower his audience. Through educational, fun and energy-infused programs, Colt captures the imagination and delivers real-life tips, techniques and resources for business success and personal fulfilment in the 21 st century. Even though Colton might not take himself too seriously, he is a seasoned executive with experience growing businesses and driving brand visibility for organizations of all sizes. At Scrappy AF Solutions, he has proven that he can take average marketing teams and guide them so that they can become exceptional.
How have we lost touch with our own instincts?  What makes us fundamentally human?  What can we learn from deepening our understanding on what really mattes?  Join Em and her Clown Barbara as we chat how we can change our world by remembering what makes us human.  The book we mention is Human Kind Follow Anthony: LinkedIn: Phone: +44 07 561 825 585 Links: Anthony's life lessons of a nomad TEDxTokyo: In search of inspiration  About Anthony Willoughby: His mission is to help individuals and organizations achieve greater fulfilment and productivity by removing the jargon and meaningless soundbites and unnecessary complexity inherent in most business and social 'speak' and enable them to understand, own, and take personal responsibility for what they really want do to. We do this through a powerful transformative methodology called Territory Mapping, which was inspired by conversations with Chibu tribal communities in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Territory Mapping enables participants to clarify and simplify their goals and objectives by harnessing the full power of their brain and instinctive processes and using them in the way they were always designed to be used. Based on Anthony Willoughby’s 40 years of hands on research we have selected 10 Universal Icons which are as relevant today and as they have been for the last 35,000 years and probably much longer.  
Why do we need to think about culture of our businesses?  How can we have more fun at work?  How do we enable our people to really take ownership of how they want to work?  How do we injext more truthful fun into our workplaces?  Join Em and her Clown Barbara as they talk all this and more with the fab Kristen – we also chat onesies and knitting. Get In Touch With Kristen: Facebook: LinkedIn: About Kristen Souki: Why is fun so critical to getting the best out of people? Fun isn’t just for kids or the holidays. Fun should be an integral part of life, and for most people, work is a huge part that so it’s essential we’re having fun there too. King’s Vice President, Head of HR Kristen Souki talks about how fun is one of core values the heart of their business.
How do we heal?  What does that even mean?  Can we really be happier and find our way to happiness?  What role can ceremony and ritual play in helping us heal.  Join Em and her Clown Barbara as we chat all things healing and even get to share how knitting can and has healed the world! Get In Touch With Aysha: Facebook: Aysha Bell / Aysha bell wellness Instagram: ayshabellwellness LinkedIn: aysha bell /Ayshabellwellness Twitter: aysha bell wellness About Aysha Bell: Aysha is a yoga teacher, wellness facilitator. She helps people she’s working with heal themselves through various practices like yoga, breathwork, meditation and reiki. We can only help people heal themselves that are open to be healed. She is a 5th generation healer and now working with plant medicines as her great, great grandmother did. She has an online store, selling candles, tea, crystals and frankincense and gift boxes to aid meditation.
Why is mentoring important? How can you get a mentor? Why should you be a mentor? What benefits are there to you and your business if you get involved in mentoring? Join Em and her clown Barbara as they chat mentoring and much more with the brilliant Mel. Get in touch with Mel: Instagram: selfcarecoach LinkedIn: About Mel Noakes: Mel is the Co – Founder of Elevate Mentoring. She is passionate about building high performing teams that deliver exceptional results. A driven marketer with international experience in B2B and B2C marketing, specialising in experiential communications. A passion for building experiences that create impact and listed in Event 100's list of the most influential people in the UK's event industry.
In life we all have go through various transitions – from new job to new business. From living in the city to moving to the countryside – from being single to being in a relationship (or the other way round!) How do we handle these stages in our lives? How can we really be kind to ourselves as we move through these different stages of our lives? Join Em and Barbara as we chat with Heather about all these things and much more! Follow Heather: About Heather: Heather White is an expert in all things Networking, Board Room Match making and Linked in.  
Do you want to be happier?  Do you believe that the world can be a better place?  Then join Em as she shares exclusively on the pod her new vision for the future – Em will share her vision for the world and why she is so passionate about launching Laugh, Think, Play.  To support her go to and add your email to our list as we start this new movement.
How can we all become more conscious in our life and work?  What does that even mean? How did Caroline set up a business with consciousness at the heart of it and how did she start her own journey?  What can you do to raise your own awareness of self so you can be happier and healthier?  Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara really get under the skin of consciousness so that you can laugh and think. About Caroline Sage: Caroline founded a search advisory firm, Kea consultants.  Although it’s main product  s placing finance professionals into investment roles within PE, HF, VC and Growth.,  she built it with an anti-recruitment model in mind.  There is no mention of targets or placements.  It’s a longer term oriented philosophy both externally and internally.  She allowed her feminine identity to play a bigger role in her leadership style and feels that has significantly contributed to the success of the firm. Outside of spending time with Kea, her kids and eating (one of her most fave things to do), she spends most of her time understanding, discussing and studying people, their connection to themselves and others and enabling those that she can to thrive in the world.
How can we be professional speakers?  How has the world of speaking changed since COVID?  What are the things that make some speakers great?  What has Barbara done that has changed her world?  How can Lisa Stansfield be relevant for speaking? Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barabra as they chat all things Speaking with Nick Gold. Get in touch with Nick: LinkedIn: Twitter: About Nick Gold: With a firm belief that successful events which deliver maximum ROI for both attendees and organisers can be held anywhere, even a cow shed, Nick Gold draws on his 20+ years consulting experience working with 8,000 speakers and servicing 1,000+ events per year to address the pain-points and opportunities that exist for event professionals.  With a background in the era of the first dotcom boom and bust, and then some more ‘grounded’ work life with a major FTSE100 company in IT and project management, Nick found himself in the mid-1990s looking for the opportunity to grow his own company and create something new.  And so his story with Speakers Corner began. Initially a bespoke entertainment bookings agency, Nick has turned the business into a market-leading speaker bureau and consultancy working with 6,500+ speakers and servicing 1,000+ events each year, which sits at the heart of the events industry  Nick also manages the business with his brother Tim, which also makes him well placed to comment on how family and business can work together!  Nick Gold was the first British President of the International Association of Speaker Bureaus (IASB) from April 2020 – April 2021. Nick was formerly the Chairman of the EASB (European Association of Speaker Bureaus). He has spoken at major industry events including Confex and The Meetings Show, and has been published extensively across UK media outlets, including: The Telegraph, City AM, Huffington Post UK, and Raconteur. He has also been interviewed by the BBC and LBC radio.  Before his Speakers Corner adventure began in the mid-1990s, Nick previously worked in the energy sector at Power Costs Inc. (PCI) and Centrica, where he specialised in project management, business development, business analysis and bid tendering.   A warm character who speaks with passion and authority on content, the events industry and measuring ROI, not to mention entrepreneurship, managing SME’s, creating an inclusive culture and motivating a workforce to go above and beyond, Nick inspires audience interaction with questions from the floor during his sessions and delights in sharing stories with delegates after the talk has finished. 
Join Em on this solo episode as she talks all how we can really see ourselves.  What stops Em from really having the courage to look at who she really is?  Why do we not want to spend time on us – what is it that holds us back from being brave and open to discovering who we really are – as well as looking at the parts of us that we do not like so much. Ho can we really start to see ourselves with kindness and grace so we can really allow ourselves to be all we can be.
Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as they chat all things grief. How do we talk about grief? How can we explore our own grief and safely navigate it with kindness and even joy?  What can we learn from Cher about grief? How can grief truly change us and how can we grow and understand the most human yet individual emotional journey we go on?  And much much more.. Get in touch with Addison: Instagram: @addisonbrasil / @sharemygriefclub LinkedIn: Twitter: @addiconnect About Addison Brasil: Addison Brasil lost his brother to cancer, found his father after suicide, and survived a fatal event that killed a dear friend and left him relearning to walk all before age 30. Grappling with grief while spending all his spare time at The Groundlings in LA, Addison finds his way being equal parts Honour The Journey and Find the Funny when approaching real life grief, being a conscious creator and despite being "just to the left" of death so intimately, whenever someone would share they had experienced loss or ask how to support another person dealing with the loss he would freeze. After thirteen years in the Grief Club arena, Addison's new book is something he wants to offer to anyone grieving. First Year of Grief Club: A Gift From A Frend Who Gets it (#1 New Release in Death, Grief, and Spirituality) is available on Amazon now. 
Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as they chat all things stepping into your own power with Amber. How can you truly step into your own power?  What does that really mean in life and work?  How can we really be happy and more at peace with ourselves and our own stories?  How has Barbara stepped into her own power and what can you learn from her and much much more.. Connect with Amber: Facebook: Instagram: Telegram: About Amber Romaniuk: Amber Romaniuk is an Emotional Eating, Digestive and Hormone Expert who helps professional women achieve optimal health through mindful eating, self-care and overcoming self-sabotage with food. Her podcast “The No Sugarcoating Podcast” has a million downloads, over 300 episodes and is listened to in over 88 countries. Amber overcame her own emotional eating after gaining and losing more than 1000 lbs and spending over $50,000 on binge foods and spending 5 years balancing her hormones and digestion. Now she helps others achieve Body Freedom™ so they have the confidence and health to create amazing lives.
Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as they chat all creative collaboration.  How do Em and Maheen work together on shows and films, how can you encourage more creativity in your life and work?  How do you choose who you want to work with to create brilliant things?  How does Barbara work creatively and how can you allow yourself to collaborate with bravery and honesty? Connect with Maheen: Instagram: @maheen_m LinkedIn: maheen-mohammadally About Maheen Mohammadally: Maheen is a writer, director, collaborator and all round brilliant human.  She has worked on countless shows across the UK and is currently working on her new screenplay and with Em Stroud on their new film Re:Framed.  She also works with businesses helping them discover their stories and how they can connect with their audiences in an honest, effective and engaging way.
Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as they chat all things laughing and living with David.  How can we laugh more in life? Why do we view work as a thing that has to be serious?  How can we find more little moments?  What has Barbara got in store for David and much much more… Connect with David: LinkedIn: mrdavidmcqueen About David McQueen: David McQueen is an international speaker, storyteller, facilitator and presenter. Passionate about effective presentation and communication skills for business and education. His humour, story telling and ability to connect with audiences across the board has made him the choice speaker for conferences, corporate events, associations, networking groups and after dinner all over the world.
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