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Nov 25, 2019

In this episode, I bring you a very special guest who made the beginning of my MSc in Applied Positive Psychology utterly magical (more on this in the audio). 

Christian van Nieuwerburgh is a highly regarded executive coach, leadership consultant and academic with an international reputation. He is a thought leader in...


Nov 18, 2019

Welcome to episode 12.  Today, I would like you to consider what your life might be like if everything went exactly the way you want it to go.

Let me take a step back. On Sunday 16th November, I celebrated the first anniversary of my life-changing weight-loss surgery.  I won’t go into great detail here, but if you...


Nov 11, 2019

Today is the start of #AntiBullyingWeek in the UK, or as my guest Adrian Bethune calls it, "it's cool to be kind" week.  Wednesday 13th November is Kindness Day

Adrian embodies kindness in his speaking, his writing and his everyday work.  He is a teacher, the author of 'Wellbeing in the Primary Classroom' and the...


Nov 4, 2019

What do you do when your students tell you to f*?# off? How do you handle challenging behaviour and not let it get you down? 

Managing and dealing with challenging student behaviour is not something we are often taught as teachers, yet if we don't develop strategies, this can wear us down.  That is what happened to me...