How to bring health, happiness and fulfilment along the road to professional success? Holistic Health Coach Heidi Hauer addresses the big and small questions of balanced living for the career focussed mind.
With female entrepreneurs, coaches and professional powerhouses, Heidi talks about how to be well while successful and how to have a positive impact on the world.
We discuss topics ranging from courage to consciousness, from mindfulness to mindset shifts, from intuitive eating to impactful leadership. You are welcomed into a space where personal fulfilment meets professional success.
In this immensely engaging conversation, I’m talking with Kasia Urbaniak, the founder and CEO of The Academy - A School of Power for Women, and author of the book Unbound: A Woman’s Guide To Power. Kasia brings a truly unique approach to her work, which is teaching women the foundations of power and influence and is supporting them to step into leadership positions in their relationships, families, workplaces and wider communities.
Over the course of nearly 20 years, she has worked as professional Dominatrix, practiced Taoist alchemy in one of the oldest female-led monasteries in China and obtained dozens of certifications in different disciplines, including Medical Qi Gong and Systemic Constellations.
In this episode Kasia reveals some of the invisible but significant ways that ‘good girl’ conditioning shows up in our life, and how this can lead to so much of a woman’s energy going into physical, emotional and energetic labor in a very unconscious way. The result? Often exhaustion, frustration, feeling unseen and unacknowledged and not having rightful time to tend to passion projects and personal goals.
We discuss the meaning of power, and Kasia offers very interesting insights into how woman can use their voice to respond to power imbalance and recover their sovereignty and decision making capacities. Along with many other fascinating and exciting explorations, we also talk about the pitfalls of aspiring to be selfless, and how being selfish in a way that feels good actually better equips us to see the positive impacts we desire.
Do you use your intuition in professional decision-making processes? In this episode I speak to Tanja Schug, founder of Zerosenses, a coaching practice that helps business leaders to cultivate intuition as a tool for greater clarity.
Tanja explains why the ‘knowledge model’ is one to phase out, and discusses the crucial need for a new leadership culture that moves past the usual competitions of strength and dominance and instead prioritises creating together, from within.
We talk about the way intuition works in comparison to what we call logic, and the importance of learning how to verbalise emotions and intuitive and knowing. Traditional reliance on experience and statistics in business is useful, but limited as it’s always looking backwards. For the future, entrepreneurial foresight coupled with the willingness to take risks is needed, and there is no tried and tested way to achieve this. It takes guts and intuition.
Traditional ways of losing weight are often stressful, highly emotional and rarely much fun. The dieting industry is full of assumptions, questionable ‘quick fix’ promises and often perpetuates demoralising stereotypes about what a happy, healthy and beautiful body should (and shouldn’t) look like.
In this solo episode I guide you through 4 key ways you can make weight loss more joyful. We’ll look at your motivations for losing weight in the first place, debunk the idea of ‘secret shortcuts’ and explore ways you can stay in your own wellness lane while continuing to actually enjoy your life as you work towards your goals.
In this entertaining episode Dr. Tatjana Lackner, founder of Die Schule des Sprechens (a training institute for public speaking) tells us why language is the 'clothing' of our thoughts and why voice is the 'seismograph' of our psyche.
Her insights go far beyond how to speak well. She explains in a light and refreshing way how to communicate more effectively, why women determine the design of our life and she describes what entrepreneurs have to consider as they embark on their digital journeys.
Dr. Tatjana Lackner is one of the leading communication & behavioural profilers. She is trainer of the year, coach for politicians and 6-time bestselling author.
Fiona Arrigo is internationally acclaimed as a profoundly intuitive healer, mentor and life teacher. She is the founder of The Arrigo Programme and ‘A Place to Heal’ in London, UK. Fiona is a psychotherapist and Biodynamic psychologist who also draws on a lifetime of study into ancient philosophies and teachings.
In the episode Fiona shares her take on the global initiation we are currently facing to live a kinder, softer and more inclusive existence for ourselves, our communities and the environment. We talk about our pressure-based cultures, and what we can do to support ourselves and each other when anxiety rises. We talk about giving ourselves the permission to rest and the characteristics of what it could look like to be a ‘evolving woman’.
Everyone responds differently to uncertainty and change. However, something that is greatly beneficial to all of us is learning how to consistently tap into an inner peace and calm that will support us to feel anchored and grounded within ourselves, even if everything around us seems to be in flux.
In this solo episode I talk about the emotional impact of feeling like we have no control of our life and environment. I share simple but powerful practices you can do for yourself within the home that will support you to feel more in control, less overwhelmed and ultimately more balanced in times of high stress.
Seyi Akiwowo is the Founder and Executive Director of Glitch, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ending online abuse and championing digital citizenship. Glitch was founded shortly after Seyi, then politician, faced horrendous online abuse and violence. Using her lived experience and valued expertise, Seyi travels the globe developing practical solutions with Governments, NGOs, UN Human Rights Council and tech companies to protect our online public spaces from hate and abuse.
In this episode, we talk about the realities of online abuse in our modern world. Seyi shares incredible wisdom on how social media and the internet is simply a mirror of culture and behaviour, the limitations of language for describing and sanctioning abuse; and practices we can implement to protect ourselves online and take responsibility for making it a safer space for all.
Daniela Philipp is a facilitator and business coach who specialises in communication. She is also a meaning-centred counsellor; an approach developed from the incredible work of psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl. As a speaker, Daniela passionately talks about meaning, decision-making competence, team development and improving our potential.
In this episode, Daniela shares how she cultivates her own health and serenity without feeling the need to follow fashionable trends and tips. We talk about the meaning of life, the positive shifts in conversations around gender equality at work and fresh perspectives that we can all consider to nurture our own state of balance.
In this short episode, I share 5 core principles that create a strong foundation of a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. I go past the important but limited binary of food and exercise, and share key perception shifts that can help you to support your wellness journey in a more diverse way. This is in addition to imparting some gentle, but eye-opening questions for self reflection that will help you get started.
I’m excited to share part two of my interview with Vanessa. In this segment of our conversation we discuss the importance of creating space for traditionally feminised skills as we form and work towards new environments, particularly in public life and politics. Vanessa is co-founder and director of The Activate Collective, which champions new voices in UK politics through funding and training underrepresented female activists.
We discuss the vision behind the movement, the incredible leadership potential that is born through lived experience, and the importance of waking up to how gender has, and continues to affect the potential of our career; something that is impacted by culture and in policy making.
Prepare for an engaging conversation that will provoke you into considering what it means to be fuelled by your values, to centre diversity and to champion the innate knowledge and skills that exist outside of university, boardrooms or current parliament.
In part one of my interview with Vanessa Pine, we talk about the elusive topic of happiness, particularly as it relates to building a successful career and business. Vanessa is co-founder of Atlas Partners, an award winning public affairs consultancy in London. We discuss why happiness is at the heart of their business model, what it means to be happy at work and the different types of happiness that sustain and fulfil us. Vanessa explains why effective leadership isn’t just about management, but supporting, appreciating and challenging your team. We talk about how this applies to working with millennials, alongside the connection between purpose, motivation, productivity and happiness.
In this episode, Susanna Wieseneder talks about why courage is an essential component of effective leadership, what managers can learn from circus artists and why mindfulness in the business context is often misunderstood.
Susanna is an executive counsellor, specialised in leadership, career development and supervisory matters. Top executives from the world of business, culture, politics, science, media and administration benefit from her extensive knowledge and experience in personal positioning, impactful leadership, reputation management and self-guidance.
We’ll be exploring highlights from her latest book The Leadership Alphabet and Susanna’s own personal tips on how to stay balanced, centred and healthy alongside work.
In this solo episode, I’ll be taking you on a journey through the most significant life lessons that transformed me from a workaholic into a holistic wellness advocate. Through the lens of my own story, I’ll be talking about the truths we often avoid or deny when our mind is set to ‘work-only mode’.
I touch upon the difference between flow and obsession, the temptations and dangers of the career bubble, our motivational drivers and the gateways we can pass through to experience life through joy, fulfilment and purpose.
If you’re a bit of a workaholic, but are feeling the call to tap into another way of being and creating, this episode is for you. Also listen in for an introduction to my work as a coach and the vision for this podcast.