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Follow Your Bliss

Follow Your Bliss

By A Gentler Pace | Nicola Fisher
Every Monday for the next 12 weeks I'll be sharing a new episode featuring guests talking about their journeys through life, the pivotal moments that have been catalysts for change, and how these have led, in many cases, to a change of direction or finding their sense of purpose.

I hope you'll find inspiration in these conversations to follow your own bliss and curiosity.





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Alison Blackler - Transformational Mind Coach

Follow Your Bliss

Alison Blackler - Transformational Mind Coach

Follow Your Bliss

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Talking about the impact of input on creativity
Introducing Series 3, 12 episodes with me talking about what it means to live at a gentler pace. I’ve defined, what I’m calling 12 pillars, and the first pillar is Input. I explore how prioritising our inputs can positively impact our creativity.
27:17
November 30, 2020
Nick Shelton - The Connected Introvert
Nick Shelton, known as the connected introvert, is the author of An Introvert's Guide to World Domination. It's the story of how Nick, a dyed in the wool introvert, learned to harness his unique personal style and make it work for him. I was 47 when I truly understood what it meant to be an introvert and I could have done with this book earlier in my life. I loved this conversation and the journey Nick has taken to create his own network and do some extraordinary things.  Our conversation will challenge your ideas about what you can achieve as an introvert  and help you have experiences you might never have thought possible. Find Nick online here: Website: https://www.connectedintrovert.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nick.shelton.140 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/connectedintrovert LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/networking-introverts-communication-confidence-marketing-business/ If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://agentlerpace.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agentlerpace/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/agentlerpace Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agentlerpace.
1:06:41
November 23, 2020
Alison Blackler - Transformational Mind Coach
Alison Blackler is a Transformational Mind Coach. The author of A Path Travelled, published earlier this year, Alison took the plunge 10 years ago to leave her role at the NHS and set up in business on her own.   We talk about the early days of self-employment, the transition from working full time, and what Alison learned along the way about growing a business.   Alison also shares the process of writing her first book, on and off, over 8 years. We discuss the purpose of challenges in our lives and how these can move us forward.    Like many others, Alison has had to pivot her business this year, taking her services online and offering remote support, both to individuals and other businesses, including a 12 week masterclass based around her book.   We covered a wide range of topics including Alison's transformational work in prisons using creativity, how to manage working from home, and being inspired by the stories behind people's lives. Find Alison online here: Website: https://2-minds.co.uk/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2mindsuk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alison2minds/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPWMpkuAeRq5qkgrxbZsx_g If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://agentlerpace.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agentlerpace/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/agentlerpace Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agentlerpace.
54:34
November 16, 2020
Melo Calarco - High Performance Coach
My conversation with Melo Calarco starts with a solo mountain bike ride around the world and ends in Rwanda with silverback gorillas. Melo shares how he met his wife on the back of an orange truck during his travels. Melo is a High Performance Coach who advocates meditation and mindfulness. We discussed what he learned on his journey, cycling and trekking, and how he combines the best of both East and West traditions in his teaching. Melo talks about his eBook, Mindfulness Put Simply, and his free Teachable resource, and how we can each approach day to day tasks more consciously, as well as refilling the well by doing something for ourselves every day. Some of Melo's meditations are also available on Insight Timer. This is a fascinating episode exploring Melo's pivotal moments and how these continue to impact his life and work today. Find Melo online here: Website: https://melocalarco.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindfulmooves Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melocalarco_coach/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTGh5MF1VEPGcMxVNuxl1EQ/videos If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://agentlerpace.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agentlerpace/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/agentlerpace Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agentlerpace.
1:03:24
November 9, 2020
Harry Uddoh - Relationship Coach
Harry Uddoh is a Relationship and Dating Coach whose own life experience was the catalyst for pursuing the path he follows now. We talk about his early life in Nigeria, the impact on him of the dynamics of his parents' marriage, and how this led him to become curious about relationships, and tune in to other people. A relationship breakup when Harry was in his early twenties became a pivotal moment in his own transformation and personal development. Harry also shares the trauma of sexual abuse when he was young, and how he made the decision not to allow this to ruin his life. This was a very frank conversation about relationships, and their purpose in our lives. Find Harry online here: Website: https://www.harryuddoh.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Coach/Harry-Uddoh-Relationship-Coach-343072496292746/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harry_uddoh Podcast: https://anchor.fm/thinkerooh-talks If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://agentlerpace.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agentlerpace/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/agentlerpace Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agentlerpace.
1:13:22
November 2, 2020
Dieter Randolph - Author and Speaker
Dieter Randolph is a writer, coach, teacher, podcaster and also a third generation minister. For a while he walked away from his ministry to sell cars and work in IT.  In this episode, Dieter and I talk about travelling the journey of life, what defines us and, of course, we mention the hero's journey! We discuss what happened when Dieter found the pastoral following him in his secular jobs, and how he realised what was calling to him.  I really enjoyed this conversation because we explored how we might all describe church or community as something very different and how, essentially, we're all travelling our own journeys but arriving at the same destination. We also talked about how we can frame the things we do as what we are called to do each day and how that can change our perspective. I hope today's episode gives you much to ponder, as it did for me. Find Dieter online here: Website: https://www.waypastokay.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/waypastokay YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jennyanddieter If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://agentlerpace.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agentlerpace/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/agentlerpace Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agentlerpace.
55:54
October 26, 2020
Sam Dossa - Emotional Intelligence Coach
Sam Dossa is a Coach who specialises in working with individuals and leaders to help them develop their Emotional Intelligence. Starting out as a Coach in the Youth Sector, Sam branched out into business transformation.   In today's episode, Sam talks about his move to the UK from Pakistan, the process of adjustment, as well as the impact of language issues on his self-confidence. Sam shares his approach to mindfulness and how important it is for us to connect to ourselves.  Right at the very end of the podcast Sam mentioned his mother's suicide which happened two weeks before the birth of Sam's twins. We talk about how this affected Sam and mental health awareness.  Find Sam online here:  Website: https://samdossa.com/  Podcast: https://anchor.fm/sam-dossa  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachsamuk  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachsamuk  If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here:  Website: https://agentlerpace.co.uk/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agentlerpace/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/agentlerpace  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agentlerpace
1:15:33
October 19, 2020
Brenden Kumarasamy - Speaking Coach
Brenden Kumarasamy is a coach and the founder of MasterTalk, a YouTube channel to help others master the art of public speaking.  We chat about how to present effectively, the importance of building a foundation first, making your story relatable, and creating repeatable presentations. Brenden also shares his thoughts on a topic close to his heart, the water crisis, and his focus on helping solve this through his association with charity: water. As well as covering that perennial challenge, overcoming fear of public speaking, Brenden talks about how we are each uniquely positioned to solve specific problems and how we should prioritise where we invest our time, and how public speaking can be a great medium and opportunity to spread our ideas. If public speaking is something you would rather avoid, Brenden’s suggestions will really help. Find Brenden online here: Website: https://www.mastertalk.ca/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/masteryourtalk/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mastertalkyt/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendenkumarasamy/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/masteryourtalks If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://agentlerpace.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agentlerpace/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/agentlerpace Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agentlerpace
46:35
October 12, 2020
Nir Bashan - Creativity Expert
Nir Bashan is a world-renowned creativity expert. He has taught thousands of leaders and individuals around the globe how to harness the power of creativity to improve profitability, increase sales, improve customer service and ultimately create more meaning in their work.   Nir has spent the last two decades working on a formula to codify creativity which is contained in his recent book The Creator Mindset. In this episode, we talk about Nir's book, the evolution from the industrial economy to the idea economy, and why creativity is at the very heart of this. We discuss the potential for innovation to arise from mistakes and adversity, as well as tapping into our individual creative spark. Nir tells us how he started his journey with creativity, shares the roots of his passion for West Ham, and why one of his dogs is called Waylon Jennings. If you want to know how to tap into your own creativity, you'll enjoy this podcast. Find Nir online here: Website: https://www.nirbashan.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nirbashan/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nirbashan1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nirbashan/ Community: https://www.nirbashan.com/thecreatormindset If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://agentlerpace.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agentlerpace/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/agentlerpace Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agentlerpace
1:01:27
October 5, 2020
Scott Aaron - Human Connection Expert
My guest on the podcast this week is Scott Aaron. This was a hugely inspirational conversation and, for me, like being at a masterclass. Scott has had an interesting life with a 23 year background in health and wellness, personal training and personal coaching. For anyone wanting to build their business on LinkedIn, Scott offers online consulting and coaching for entrepreneurs. In this episode, he shares some pointers on how to grow your LinkedIn profile. Scott had to overcome challenges at an early age when his Dad spent 3 years in prison. He's been married and divorced twice, filed for bankruptcy yet gone on to life live on his own terms. If you want to learn about resilience and overcoming obstacles, you're going to enjoy this episode. Find Scott online here: Website: https://scottaaron.net/ Free LinkedIn infographic: https://networkacademy.kartra.com/page/OptimizeLinkedin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scottaaronlinkedin Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/linkedinleadsforlife/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottaaroncoach/ If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://agentlerpace.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agentlerpace/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/agentlerpace Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agentlerpace
1:08:21
September 27, 2020
Maxwell Ivey - the Blind Blogger
Born into a family of carnival owners in Texas, USA, Maxwell Ivey lost his sight at the age of 12. He worked in the family business with his brothers until their father succumbed to lung cancer. Faced with his own mortality, Max then made some life-altering changes. He underwent gastric surgery and lost over 250 pounds. He started his own business, buying and selling amusement rides, and learned how to blog using software for the visually impaired. Overcoming many obstacles, Max made a name for himself online and now shares his experiences on The Blind Blogger. In this episode we talk about the journey Max has taken to become the Blind Blogger, the challenges he has faced along the way, how he came to write his first book, his travelling adventures as well as his life as a blind man. Max has a very positive, can do attitude towards life and he shares his philosophy. It was a fun conversation and enlightening for me as the wife of a blind man. Find Max online here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblindblogger/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/maxwellivey LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxwellivey/ If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://agentlerpace.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agentlerpace/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/agentlerpace Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agentlerpace
1:10:40
September 21, 2020
Wendi Freeman - Virtual Event Strategist
Wendi Freeman is a Virtual Event Strategist who decided to set up her own business following her divorce. She had her own 'what's missing' moment  and began working with a mindset coach as part of her investment in her self-development. Founder and CEO of Be Bright Events, Wendi, like many business owners this year has had to evolve rapidly, diversifying into the virtual event sector.  We talk about how Wendi has extended her philosophy of creating connections during in person events to achieving the same for virtual events. Like me, Wendi is a tech fan who shares my love of productivity tools including ClickUp. We chat about planning and how Wendi organises her events. What I found very inspiring, during our conversation, was Wendi's drive, her focus on mindset and the breakthroughs she has experienced along the way. I learned a lot from Wendi's own journey of growing her business and how she prioritises her personal development. Find Wendi online here: Website: https://www.bebrighteventsco.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeBrightEvents Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/be_bright_events/ If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://agentlerpace.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agentlerpace/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/agentlerpace Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agentlerpace
57:19
September 13, 2020
Michelle Myrick - Artist, Author, Coach
Michelle Myrick is an Artist, Author, Coach and Singer Songwriter with an incredible story to tell. She has experienced many pivotal moments in her life including many losses. At the age of 43 she asked herself, 'is this it?', which was to be the trigger to explore her own third act and to make it count.  Born and raised at Cape Pine Lighthouse in Newfoundland, Canada and currently living in Norway, Michelle works with others to tap into their own creativity and understand how powerful we all are. Her 8 week group coaching programme, Be the Lighthouse, uses coaching and soulful art making as the foundation of a journey of self-discovery.  In this episode we talk about Michelle's autobiographical book, Stepping Stones, how we can all answer that call to find something more, self-worth and mindset, turning on your own light, finding meaning in tragedy and how Michelle found herself at the end of a paintbrush.  Listen to the episode to find out more about Michelle's free workshop Using Art to Embody Awareness Workshop, starting on 12th September 2020 and Be the Lighthouse which starts on 20th September 2020 and runs for 8 weeks. Find Michelle online here: Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/HeartofMatter/ Newsletter: www.michellemyrick.com/join Using Art to Embody Awareness Workshop: www.michellemyrick.com/art Be the Lighthouse coaching programme: www.michellemyrick.com/lighthouse If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://agentlerpace.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agentlerpace/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/agentlerpace  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agentlerpace
1:03:58
September 6, 2020
Welcome to Series 2
Welcome to the second series of Follow Your Bliss. Every Monday for the next 12 weeks I'll be sharing a new episode featuring guests talking about their journeys through life, the pivotal moments that have been catalysts for change, and how these have led, in many cases, to a change of direction or finding their sense of purpose. I hope you'll find inspiration in these conversations to follow your own bliss and curiosity.
01:14
September 6, 2020
Mark Matousek - Author and Memoirist
Mark Matousek is an award winning and bestselling author, teacher and speaker whose work focuses on transformative writing and self-enquiry. In this episode, we talk about Mark's own pivotal moments navigating change; his writing collaboration with Ram Dass and his book about Mother Meera. Mark shares his writing routine and his current project, a book about Ralph Waldo Emerson. We discuss essence and how our greatest catalysts for change can come from our losses.  You can find Mark online here: Website: https://www.markmatousek.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mark.matousek The Seekers Forum: https://theseekersforum.com/ If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://seedtosource.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seedtosource/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/seedtosource Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seedtosource
51:17
June 22, 2020
Jane Dyer - Vocational Rehabilitation Coach
Jane Dyer works with business owners and individuals helping them bridge the gap between health and work. In this episode, we talk about how Jane views her lifelong disability and her can do attitude that inspires others to face their own health challenges; how she has grown her business and the importance of having a team around you; the legacy she would like to leave; and her travels with her lorry driver partner. You can find Jane online here: Website: https://tudorroseservices.co.uk/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TudorRoseBusinessServices/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jane-dyer-11158098/ If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://seedtosource.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seedtosource/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/seedtosource Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seedtosource
49:22
June 15, 2020
Teresa Renton, Writer
Teresa Renton writes for women who are seeking a more intentional, self-fulfilling, and creative lifestyle.  In this episode, we talk about how Teresa came to search for her authentic self and do the things that light her up; her passion for writing and stories; the catalyst for embracing her truth; what she has learned along the way; what she values; and her quest to share her findings with other women and to spread the message that it's never too later.  You can find Teresa online here:  Website: https://ladychicpea.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ladychicpea/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeresaRenton  Medium: https://medium.com/@teresasochackarenton  If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here:  Website: https://seedtosource.co.uk/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seedtosource/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/seedtosource Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seedtosource
59:08
May 4, 2020
Chris Fisher, Woodturner
Chris Fisher is the UK’s only completely blind professional woodturner, and the first blind turner to be accepted on to the Register of Professional Turners. He is also my husband. In this episode, we talk about why Chris doesn't want his eyesight back, dealing with failure, finding purpose and inspiring others, using technology as a blind man, the good and bad of sight loss; Bamber, Chris' Guide Dog, and why being blind is who Chris was meant to be. You can find Chris online here: Website: https://theblindwoodturner.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blindwoodturner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/blindwoodturner Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blindwoodturner/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/blindwoodturner If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://seedtosource.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seedtosource/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/seedtosource Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seedtosource
1:05:39
April 26, 2020
Nicky Pattinson, Speaker
Nicky Pattinson is a huge inspiration to me. A straight talker, Nicky is a maverick who shares the story of how she navigated decimation and came out the other side, and who now elevates individuals and businesses so that they reconnect to their genius.  In this episode, we talk about what drives Nicky, how we are all someone and how to embrace who we truly are, and why the pivotal moments in our lives teach us what we're good at. We discuss Nicky's need for validation and its roots in her childhood, and how she got back up after the death of her son, Jackson.   Nicky uses some adult language in this episode.  You can find Nicky online here:  Website: https://nickypattinson.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiyaitsnicky/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/HiyaitsNicky  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiyaItsNicky/  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/HiyaItsNicky1  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickypattinson/  If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here:  Website: https://seedtosource.co.uk/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seedtosource/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/seedtosource  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seedtosource
1:06:40
April 19, 2020
Alex Cuncev, Storyteller
Alexandra Cuncev is a storyteller telling inspiring life stories to showcase beautiful and little known projects in the charitable world. In this episode, we talk about Planet Project, a multimedia project celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. Alex is inviting people around the world to take part on 22nd April 2020 by joining hands, virtually, around the world with their creativity. We discuss storytelling and narrative, why stories are so important for us to find meaning and purpose, and how we enrich each other by sharing our own stories. Alex also speaks about living through the Romanian Revolution which took place in 1989, and how that informs her life today. You can find Alex online here: Website: https://storisse.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/storisse/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/storisse_com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/storissecom Podcast: https://storisse.com/podcast/ If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://seedtosource.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seedtosource/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/seedtosource Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seedtosource
54:53
April 14, 2020
Karen Staniland-Platt, Photographer
Karen Staniland-Platt is a photographer who is passionate about inspiring women and girls to do what they love and to be seen. In this episode, we talk about Karen's career evolution and her desire to find her own creative outlet; how she found this in photography; the importance for Karen of visibility and being seen, especially for women; the evolution of finding purpose and the lessons learned from growing a business. Damian Lewis even gets a mention! You can find Karen online here: Website: https://www.withpassionandpurpose.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/withpassionandpurpose/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/wpassionpurpose Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/withpassionandpurposeuk/ If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://seedtosource.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seedtosource/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/seedtosource Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seedtosource
1:01:40
April 6, 2020
Erin Werley, Author
Erin Werley is the author of One Truth, One Law: I AM, I Create. In this episode, we talk about how Erin began to hear and talk to her inner voice, which she calls the wise voice of the Universe; the challenges of following your purpose, and how our individual blueprints unfold. We chat about Erin's current book, One Truth, One Law: I AM, I Create, and her forthcoming book, due out in May. Although this episode was recorded several weeks ago, the themes we cover are very relevant. We spoke about the changes that were unfolding at the time and leading people to embrace slow living and a greater connection with nature.  You can find Erin online here: Website: https://www.erinwerley.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinwerley/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuA-7HqmdESZvqHR6NaZcJQ If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://seedtosource.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seedtosource/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/seedtosource Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seedtosource
57:02
March 30, 2020
Karen Andrews, Bullet Journaler and Creative
Karen Andrews is a former HR Manager who left her dayjob to become her own boss, and who now creates and sells typographic prints and shares her love of bullet journaling. In this episode, we talk about Karen's transition to working for herself, seeking a more creative and fulfilling outlet and discovering bullet journaling. We chat about finding the clues in what we loved as children and how Karen designed her life around doing the things she enjoys, Karen's podcast 'Being Heard' and the importance of following your curiosity.  You can find Karen online here: Website: https://www.thehappysideof40.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehappysideof40 If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://seedtosource.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seedtosource/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/seedtosource Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seedtosource
59:49
March 23, 2020
Katy Carlisle, Squarespace Queen
Katy Carlisle is a Squarespace Expert and Trainer who set up as a freelance under the umbrella of The Wheel Exists in 2013, so that she could be her own boss.  In this episode, we talk about how Katy's business name came about and how she fell into web design, becoming a Squarespace expert; the evolution of The Wheel Exists and how working with a coach helped Katy identify what she wanted to do; fitting work around life in a non-lifestyle business way; and the impact surfing has on Katy's work. We also talk about a back burner project about living differently and sustainably. And, of course, we couldn't have a conversation without mentioning the inimitable Paul Jarvis! You can find Katy online here: Website: https://www.thewheelexists.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewheelexists/ Twitter: hhttps://twitter.com/thewheelexists If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://seedtosource.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seedtosource/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/seedtosource Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seedtosource
43:55
March 16, 2020
Katherine May, Author
Katherine May is an author whose most recent book, Wintering, a memoir, is the story of Katherine's year long journey through her own personal Winter. A sea swimmer, Katherine loves cold water, long walks and sea views, and lives in Whitstable with her husband and son, and dog, Fraggle. In this episode, we talk about engaging with the seasons and the increasing importance of the impact on us of the natural world; the joys of swimming and being in the water for its own sake; how walking can help an idea to percolate and lead to magical thinking; reading rabbit holes; the importance of our life's work; being a writer without following the rules or a routine; and the writing process and community. We talk, of course, about Wintering, quiet pleasures and the joys of holding a hibernating dormouse. You can find Katherine online here: Website: http://katherine-may.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katherinemay_/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/_katherine_may_ If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://seedtosource.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seedtosource/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/seedtosource Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seedtosource
46:37
March 8, 2020
Katya Willems, Instagram Trainer
Katya Willems is an Instagram Trainer who left her job at BBC 5 Live after a 10 year career there. While at the BBC, Katya ran social media workshops for journalists, which was to be the catalyst for her to set out to discover her 'thing'. In this episode, we talk about the milestones that triggered some of the changes including turning 40 and wanting to be creative; how long it takes to get started in business and the challenges along the way; taking a year off but building a foundation for what was to come; who inspired Katya to connect with her values of conscious consumerism, sustainability and being eco friendly. We talk about the workshops that Katya hosts, how to be visible online and the benefits of helping the community around you. You can find Katya online here: Website: https://easyinstamcr.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/easyinstamcr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/easyinstamcr If you would like to get in touch with me, Nicola Fisher, you can find me here: Website: https://seedtosource.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seedtosource/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/seedtosource Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seedtosource
59:23
March 1, 2020
My new job title
Today I talk about: my three values and how they underline everything I do.
10:21
January 16, 2020
A jigsaw without a picture
Today I talk about: this morning's walk along the canal. Living my dream. How you can move forward even if you don't know where you're heading.
09:08
January 14, 2020
A year of magic
Today I talk about: my plans for 2020 and planning. Why I’m recording a podcast for the first time in a while. My hopes and dreams for this year.
12:06
January 13, 2020
The Essence Map
This video is part of a free resource called the Essence Map. Please see my website for more information: https://seedtosource.co.uk/repository/   ~~~   We start with an interview with my husband, Chris Fisher RPT, also known as the Blind Woodturner.   Chris lost his sight 11 years ago, becoming completely blind in a period of four weeks. He has travelled through all of the milestones of the Essence Map and we talk about what it really felt like and how his life was transformed by the whole journey.   Chris is now the UK's first professional, accredited blind woodturner and he travels the country sharing his story and giving public woodturning demonstrations. His mission is to inspire and motivate others to achieve their potential.   You can also watch the video of this interview: https://youtu.be/sdcNJUBdU7I
52:27
December 12, 2019
Message from a robin
Today I talk about: my love of our hawthorn trees. Reworking the stumperies. A visit from the local robin. Our plans to move house. The Writers' Retreat at the weekend. A short story and some work on my website.
10:05
October 22, 2019
Change is coming
Today I talk about: our weekend travels to Nuneaton. A beautiful new and bespoke fountain pen. A visit to Derbyshire and changes. Talking to Nik Davis about clarity.
10:24
October 15, 2019
The lone wolf syndrome
Today I talk about: wanting to be inspired. A new website I found recently by Nik Davis. Which led me to James Victore. And his book, Feck Perfuction. Sally Hogshead and How to Fascinate.
10:12
October 9, 2019
Who am I?
Today I talk about: who I am. The theme of essence that runs through my website/blog. Being an INFP. Entering a new creative phase. Writing and photography. My husband, Chris Fisher, aka the Blind Woodturner.
10:01
October 8, 2019
Talking a lot about planning
Today I talk about: planning the Kanban way. Catching up with editing our other podcast, At Home with the Fishers. Reaching 100 subscribers! Being a control freak and getting a handle on all my planning.
09:51
October 7, 2019
Mad as a hatter
Today I talk about: seeing Fisherman's Friends at the Bridgewater Hall. Bamber going on patrol with the security team. The origins of mad hatter and walking in the footsteps of some of my ancestors. 
10:03
October 6, 2019
The best latte ever
Today I talk about: house hunting in Derbyshire. A great latte at Tagg Lane Dairy (and wonderful cake too). Spotting Chester from Four Weddings and a Funeral talking about Morning Pages on his Instagram. Having a listener! 
09:49
October 5, 2019
On location and special guest
We’re on location in Staffordshire. Today I talk about: woodturning demonstrations. How the Blind Woodturner uses tech for the blind. My latest blog post. The Post It/Trello integration.
10:00
October 4, 2019
Making a plan and checking it twice
Today I talk about: planning, inspired by Helen Redfern's latest video. Where I might be able to sell my photographs. My to do list for today on Post-It notes. Editing a blog post featuring Michael Buble. The podcast is now live on Spotify! Interesting engagement on Instastories.  P.S. I meant iOS 13.1.1 NOT 3.1.1!! 
09:19
October 3, 2019
The first frosty morning
Today I talk about: the first frost this morning and going from Indian Summer (apart from the rain!) to full on Autumn. Watching geese fly over in V formation. Taking photographs in the garden as a future reminder. Matthew returning from his Summer in Hong Kong to make videos for Chris' YouTube channel. (Today they made a film about concentration fatigue!). Making Chris' new website live and sending out a newsletter. Watching the last season of The Big Bang Theory.
09:55
October 2, 2019
This Is Me
The first podcast!  Today I talk about: planning the last quarter of 2019, and the decade! Josephine Brooks and the 12 week plan. Selling my photographs.My Instagram accounts - seedtosource and pinkmacro. The video of This Is Me. Ben Thompson, the guy in the purple sweat top.
09:52
October 1, 2019
Follow Your Bliss - the Prequel Episode
The prequel to my new podcast, Follow Your Bliss, talking about my journey to find a simplified way of life, my creative projects, and my life as the wife of a blind woodturner.
07:50
September 30, 2019