7 Skills for the future: The Podcast

Welcome to Season 7 – RISING UP

Don’t know about you but I’m need of a big boost of energy plus a bit of Gregory Porter’s Revival doesn’t go amiss! Welcome to Rising Up! This new series is alL about moving forward with positivity and energy as we learn to live with constant change and uncertainty. Packed full with interviews and my advice on embracing change, working from home (harder when it’s more or less permanent), building resilience and mental health, boosting your immunity, how improv prepares you for life’s curveballs (pandemic, anyone?) and lots more.


Season 5

Season 5 – all about  fabulous interviews with amazing people like Dr Max McKeown, Dr Jack Lewis and Alex Soojung-Kim Pang teaching us all about how to maximise our amazing brains, how to be truly adaptable and ways in which many individuals and companies are working less and as a result are so much happier! The series also features short episodes where James and I talk about topics connected with the 7 skills – and some of my favourite are the conversations we had about the important of joy, spending time alone and how to boost vitality and balance.

Season 4

Season 4 – I was delighted to interview some pretty incredible people: airline captain Martin Bromiley who overcame great tragedy to create a wonderful organisation to help others, gospel choir director Karen Gibson on finding fame overnight, how to listen deeply with Oscar Trimboli plus so many more. These are all wonderful people who, for me, embody the 7 skills and were so gracious to give me their time, wisdom and insights. Find them all by scrolling through the episodes above or on your fave podcast platform.

Season 3

In Season 3 James and I discuss just why you need to start failing every day, how to think more creatively and fluidly – a key skill for the future, and how to deal with procrastination. I talk to the fabulous Louise Chester, CEO of Mindfulness at Work and Julia Hobsbawm, author of Fully Connected and in demand around the world among several great interviews. Plus how to make even the most boring meeting simply magnificent and the power of fluid thinking.

Season 2

Season 2 – I look at the 7 skills showing up in our everyday lives and actions– we kick off with rethinking how we are interacting with and using social media, in other episodes I discuss the positive impact of a great morning routine, how you can use improv tips for developing the 7 skills, how my dog taught me all about empathy and whether or not integrity means telling the truth always. I also get to interview the delightful Thomas Kochs, Managing Director of Corinthia London, Chris Dudley, one of the UK’s top life coaches and Stuart Goldsmith, a stand-up comedian.

Season 1

Our very first season of our brand new podcast – 7 Skills for the Future. In this first series I introduce each of the 7 skills – why we need that skill and how we can easily develop it – loads of tips! I also interview the incredible Viv Groskop – journalist, comedian and author of How to Own the Room, the inspiring Nathan Martin – Director of Global Thought Leadership at Pearson and Sarah Mercier, a wonderful academic and advocate of wellbeing in education.

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