7 Skills for the future: The Podcast

Welcome to Season 6 – 7 skills for our times

The world we are living in right now feels extremely volatile and uncertain – I write about unprecedented change and that is exactly what we are experiencing right now. It is very very very turbulent and yet a situation that also unites us. But when we are faced with these kinds of extremes the only way, the ONLY way is to dig deep and tap into these 7 skills. By doing so it’s not that we take the issue away – we can’t – but we find it within ourselves to rally and to get stronger and navigate our way through.

In this new series I really go into detail on each of the skills and talk about their huge importance right now and specifically HOW we tap into them and nurture and develop them during the very time we are experiencing crisis. In our workshops we advocate making changes when stakes are low – so practising the skills during every day situations – when we do that we find they are stronger when under extreme pressure. But right now every day has become HIGH stakes = for all of us. So I’m really interested in exploring ways we can easily STILL tap into those skills and use them, even if right now we feel a long way away from doing just that.

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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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