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Hi, I’m Gail Gibson, Master Performance Coach, International Speaker, Podcast Host & Author. I thrive on enabling leaders to step up, shake it off, and shine.

Welcome to my podcast, The Can Do Way.

My guests, from across the globe, have Can Do stories of growth, resilience, and success to share.

Tune in and be inspired by these individuals who have developed a strong Can Do approach. Each one of their stories is unique. Each one of their stories has a key message.

It’s the Can Do Way to connect, uplift, intrigue, build, enable, and grow #CanDo
28 Episodes
In this episode, I am talking to Lara Quie, Founder, Executive Coach, Business Development Consultant, and Podcast Host. With over 40 years' life experience and a varied career as a solicitor, entrepreneur, teacher, business developer, and marketer, Lara coaches’ extraordinary people who inspire her.   Her company, Lara Q Associates is a boutique executive coaching and business consultancy offering a range of services to professionals. Her consultancy helps lawyers, leaders and founders achieve their full potential through coaching, 1:1 training, mastermind groups, and curated networking opportunities. Driven by her ‘action woman’ mantra throughout her global life, Lara’s story will uplift and motivate you. Listen for Lara’s Can Do tips: Always keep an open mind toward new opportunities. Let go of your ego.  Always lead with generosity.
In this episode, I am talking to Jan Cavelle, Writer, Coach, Mentor and Speaker. An entrepreneur from the UK, Jan has decades of running successful micro and small businesses behind her.  She is very familiar with the many challenges that go with operating a business. She began her first business from the kitchen table when her children were small, and she was a single mother. Jan developed and grew this business into a multi-million turnover business. Combining her entrepreneurial experiences with her passion for writing, Jan recently published her book, Scale for Success. The book is aimed at helping entrepreneurs to grow their businesses during the big leap of 1-10m. Published by Bloomsbury in the UK, with early July publication in the US and Australia. Led by her purpose, her children, Jan’s grit, and determination weaves a thread through her story of success.  Listen for Jan’s Can Do tips: Look after yourself first. Be adaptable.  Find something you care about. Be driven by your passion, every day.
In this episode, I am talking to Anna Martin, a Life Coach who lives in Southwest England.  Anna has a background and interest in psychology, and a collection of her own adversities which gives her the edge to guiding people through their own challenges to achieve the life they want.  Anna has battled through chronic illness, disability, divorce, and coming out as lesbian later in life, and has two special needs teenage children. Her personal and professional passion is to see people succeed, achieve true joy, and live their authentic truth.  Driven by Can Do spirit, this is Anna’s courageous story of letting go to find her flow.  Listen for Anna’s Can Do tips: Journal daily your thoughts and feelings. Check in with loved ones.  Set your sights high. Remove the limits.
In this episode, I am talking to Dawna Campbell, Author, Motivational Speaker, and International Heart-Centred Healer. Known as the Mind Whisperer, Dawna combines her past knowledge, wisdom, and experience to assist her clients create and restore a life of happiness, prosperity, and love.   As a former Financial Advisor, her book, Financially Fit, is a #1 Amazon International Best Seller bringing together the world of money and the energy body, and the soul’s essence.  Stepping from the dark into the light, with heart as her guide, be uplifted by Dawna’s Can Do story. Listen for Dawna’s Can Do tips: Happiness is on the inside. Do small things with great love.  Faith, trust and belief can open prosperity doors in life.
In this episode, I am talking to Hulya Kurt, MD of Noble Manhattan Coaching, Switzerland & Re-Bounce & Action Coach  Hulya spent 30 years in many different corporate roles, providing her with wide experience in managing large, remote, and on-site teams, creating strategies, and assessing solutions. Hulya is President of OWIT (Organization of Women in International Trade) Lake Geneva. She is a strong advocate for women’s advancement and equal treatment in business and life. In her current roles as MD of Noble Manhattan Coaching, Switzerland and as co-founder of her own company, InnKick, she strongly believes that coaching is a powerful tool, to unleash someone’s potential to the fullest. As well, Hulya delivers workshops on career development and innovation methodologies, globally.  A naturally curious person, Hulya’s upbeat story will inspire your mind into action. Listen for Hulya’s Can Do tips: Believe in your values, skills, knowledge, ambition, and passion. Be curious and courageous.  Always try.
In this episode, I am talking to Bably Bhasin, Founder & CEO of Sameza Pte Ltd, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, Designer, Artist, & Poet  Building a company that stands to make a difference, an impact, a remarkable change in the way people consume daily staples. Bably’s company are experts in rice, specifically in an exquisite regal basmati rice, namely Sameza Vintage Collection, that was the trusted choice of The Royal Families for 40 years. It is now available to the public for the first time, exclusively in Singapore. A superfood that has shown profound positive transformations in cancer and diabetic patients in Singapore.  Winner of the Virtual Shark Tank supported by The Original Shark Kevin Harrington, accredited by Harvard Medical School, and winner of numerous high-profile international awards we now want to make it accessible to the world at large.  Bhably believes our families, our children deserve much better health. As a single mother she is raising her daughters like lions. Courageous, empowered, and here to bring out their own unique relevance in this world.  Cancer was a life-changing experience, that altered Bably’s life-path forever. Now she leads her life empowered and strives to live her royalty every day.  Listen for Bably’s Can Do tips: Figure out yourself. Decide who you want to be.  Build your courage and see how far you can go.
In this episode, I am speaking to Rebecca Craig, Certified Coach, Founder and CEO of Be-X. In her own words, Rebecca says: I am known as intensely curious, compassionate, and enthusiastic. I am deeply interested in people and am passionate about guiding leaders, teams, and businesses towards fulfilling their potential and creating a meaningful impact. From a rewarding corporate background, building and leading diverse teams, Rebecca stepped into the world of self-employment following the birth of her first son.  Today she helps emerging leaders and emerging businesses fly, through a range of customised leadership coaching and facilitation programs designed to grow and maximise individuals, teams and business potential. Shaped by a lifetime of travel, Rebecca authentically lives the powerful Can Do traits of curiosity, courage, and compassion. Her imperfectly perfect approach is a true inspiration.  Listen for Rebecca’s Can Do tips: Be widely and wildly curious. Step into your courage from a place of groundedness.  Walk to the edge – be radical, be bigger.
In this episode, I am speaking to Vanessa Zamy, Business Expert, Keynote Speaker, and Bestselling Author. Vanessa is a dedicated to helping full-time employees’ transition to entrepreneurship by growing their business while employed.  Her company, Your Vision's Catalyst, consults 9-to-5ers on how to fix your hustle so you can grow a profit-producing, purpose-driven business without the overwhelm.  With a focus on efficiency and effectiveness, Vanessa Zamy works with ambitious, purpose-led solopreneurs, to take care of their life while also taking care of business.  Her motto: keep it simple, then keep it movin’! Listen for Vanessa’s Can Do tips: Do not take 7 figure advice for your 3 figure business. Do not quit your day job until you have the option to do so.  Get help to learn, develop and grow the business you want to build.
In this episode, I am speaking to Dai Manuel, CEO, Author, TedX Speaker, Mentor and Executive Performance Coach, in Vancouver, BC. Dai Manuel is a super dad, dating his wife, with a lead by example way of living and a contagious personality, who is on a mission to positively impact one million role models around the globe to lead a FUN-ctionally fit life through education, encouragement, and community.  He is an award-winning digital thought leader and author, Distinguished Toastmaster, TEDx speaker & edutaining keynote speaker, former partner and Chief Operating Officer of a multi-million dollar retail company, and a sought-after lifestyle mentor and executive performance coach. A life transformed, through embracing change, exploring inner self, being vulnerable, and placing trust in the process. Dai’s story will inspire and entertain you.  Listen for Dai’s Can Do tips: Ask yourself the hard questions daily and create the space to answer. Make time for fitness daily. Move your body with purpose.  Have great conversations with great people. Find a community you belong to.
In this episode, I am speaking to Tracy Lamourie, high profile international award winning publicist, and Founder and Managing Director of Lamourie Media Inc., and the author of the upcoming book GET REPPED - Build Your Brand with Effective Public and Media Relations.  Tracy is passionate about amplifying important messages and being a voice for those who most need one. Recognized by media around the world for her 20-year campaign that ultimately helped free an innocent man from death row to her work getting clients major media attention and for her local community work, she is the winner of the FIRST PLACE PLATINUM award Hamilton Spectator Readers’ Choice for PR 2018, and Diamond 2019. From passionate social activist to award-winning publicist, Tracy’s Can Do story highlights her drive to help others succeed – a truly inspiring tale.  Listen for Tracy’s Can Do tips: Build credibility and gravitas for your brand on free media platforms and outlets. Never, never give up (courtesy of Jimmy Dennis).  Keep going and your will find the spark.
In this episode, I am speaking to Sue Stockdale, Coach, Author, Podcaster, Facilitator, & Speaker Sue Stockdale can be described in three words – Engaging.  Exploring. Enriching.  She is an executive coach, and international speaker at Global Conferences and TEDx, and has appeared on Channel 4, BBC and other media showcasing an adventurous mindset and how to overcome adversity.  Bringing a unique combination of over 20 years of business knowledge and psychological insight to her work, Sue helps CEO’s and leaders in some of the world’s top companies to explore their potential and inspire their people.   Led by a spirit of adventure since her childhood, Sue’s story will ignite your mind to achieve more than you can imagine is possible. Listen for Sue’s Can Do tips: Stare it in the face – be brave and courageous. Develop a mindset of abundance and trust. Enjoy life – you only have 1.
In this episode, I am talking to Kerri Hall, Freelance copywriter, and content strategist. As a communication specialist, Kerri draws on 12 years’ experience working for universities, charities, and small businesses, in the UK, Mexico, and Australia. Kerri confesses she has fallen for living by the sea in Cornwall, the place she calls home. She feels lucky to work within a community of dedicated, creative, BBQ and beach loving folk.  Stepping beyond her comfort zone, facing her fears and a life shaped by travel set the scene for Kerri’s refreshing Can Do story. Listen for Kerri’s Can Do tips: Find work you love. Be brave and take chances.  Talk about your vulnerabilities.
In this episode, I am talking to Julie Colan, Founder and Campaigner of award winning company, Secret Whispers®. Her multi award winning Kegel Kit is designed to help women improve the strength of their pelvic floor.                                                                                                                        Julie’s mission is to create National Pelvic Floor Awareness, through raising awareness and education about pelvic floor problems women experience, and to support women by removing the taboo associated with the issue. Julie’s inspirational story will encourage you to push boundaries and manifest your intention.  Listen for Julie’s Can Do tips: If it is legal and it scares you, you must do it. Either I win, or I learn, but I never lose.  Invest in yourself, push your comfort zones, and push those fear boundaries.
In this episode, I am talking to Samahe Sabir, Women Empowerment Coach, International Speaker, Advocate for Girl’s Education, and an Industrial Engineer, in Quebec, Canada. Samahe’s life purpose is to help women break the chains of social conditioning, peer and cultural pressure and live life on their own terms. Breaking down the obstacles of social conditioning, from childhood and through her career, compelled Samahe to adopt a Can Do approach to guide her journey to become strong advocate of women’s empowerment. As someone who truly walks her talk, I know Samahe’s story will uplift and encourage you to rise and shine.   Listen for Samahe’s Can Do tips: Wake up with a smile each day. Be thankful and say why you are.  Have an intention for your day.
In this episode, I am talking to Penny Ferguson, Founder & CEO of The Living Leader. Penny and I connected on LinkedIn almost a year ago. Instantly we struck up a friendly conversation. We shared stories about life and our leadership experiences. To me, this is the best way to connect and network at a deeper level. Today as my guest, Penny is here to share her story with you. Penny Ferguson is a leading authority on personal leadership.  She has an outstanding and proven track record in helping leaders to bring about profound and sustainable change in their organisations. Her unique approach and perspective have transformed her client’s potential into extraordinary performance.  Listen for Penny’s Can Do tips: Start a Gratitude book to set your thinking each day. Focus on what others do well.  Find yourself the greatest question you can ask yourself to build your self-belief.
In this episode, I am talking to Alice Carroll, Coach, Trainer, People Translator, and Mental Wealth Investor. Twenty years in the coaching and training arena coaching individuals and teams to play their best game, Alice is a champion of all things people. She describes her style as a heady cocktail of energy, honesty, warmth, candour, insight, and ideas. Her recently launched business, Hummingbeeworks, places an emphasis on investing in peoples’ mental wealth.  Shaped by life experiences and a personal journey of discovery, Alice’s renewed purpose and mission is to spread mental wealth as far and wide as possible, helping people thrive and connect, and bring their best game to all aspects of life. Listen for Alice’s Can Do tips: Self-check in to ask – Is it right for me? And not saying Yes to everything. Pause. Breathe. Be (journal, dance, sing – the choice is yours) Trust your instincts – be confident in your choices
In this episode, I am talking to Able Wanamakok, Founder & Confidence & Communications Coach of Find Your Voice Asia, International TEDx Speaker, International Host/Emcee (MC), and Keynote Speaker.  Down to earth, Able has a kind yet vivacious personality, successfully balancing a family life with the glamorous world of celebrity. A fun-loving, honest and determined spirit, Able says that, "I want to live an extraordinary life, not an ordinary one. My goal is to become the best in what I do and bring joy to all the people around me through my work. You should live a life without regret, have the courage to rise above and embrace failure as a best friend." Listen for Able’s Can Do tips: Keep a positive attitude. Everything shall pass. Be gritty – keep going. Connect with Able
In this episode, it gives me great pleasure to introduce my friend and fellow author, Eleanor Tweddell, Founder of Another Door, Coach, Author, and Podcast Host. Together we enjoyed a refreshing ramble through her career transition from corporate to business owner and author. Eleanor's story will uplift and inspire you to step beyond your comfort zone, to get curious, and explore whatever you face in life. Listen for Eleanor's Can Do tips: 1. Don't get caught up on outcomes 2. Be comfortable being uncomfortable 3. Be clear of what you want and need from the space you want to be in Connect with Eleanor
Episode 40 In this episode I am talking to Earl Downing, Track and Field Coach & Mentor, who currently lives and works in the San Francisco area, coaching and mentoring high school, college, and post-collegiate athletes.  Earl was born into a California family of 6 brothers and sisters. Growing up he always served as the de facto “rec director”. He played all sports competitively, including, baseball, football, track, swimming, golf, and tennis. While attending Yale Earl earned nine varsity letters playing on multiple championship football and track teams. The English degree led Earl indirectly to corporate life in tech sales, but all the while he managed to maintain a foothold in coaching and mentoring. Earl went part-time and then full time into coaching track and field in the 2000s, coming to embrace coaching fully as his life’s work.  Influenced by his mother, the 'best athlete' he knew, Earl's story will inspire your thinking. Earl shares a great story of resilience and growth by one of his athletes, 'Max' the Can Do kid. Listen in for Earl's transformational coaching tips: 1. Get inertia working for you - make it your partner, not your foe 2. Jump on the 'escalator' to invest in moving forward 3. Bring your best to the present moment
In this episode, I am talking to the amazing Jo Bendle, Productivity and Empowerment Coach, and Live Big Mentor, based in Malaga, Spain. Jo supports women in business to stop playing small and live a bigger life using her Live Big Framework™. An uplifting connection and conversation with many refreshing Can Do perspectives including Jo's 3 top tips: 1. Get clear on your vison 2. Do the inner work, daily 3. Embrace an experimental approach: permit imperfect action Discover more about Jo's work
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