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Learning Day

By Sara Ramos
If every day is a learning day, what is the mindset we need to continually embrace new skills, possibilities, and challenges? Join me on this journey to explore how we integrate learning in our everyday lives.
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S2 - Episode 11 - Grand Finale (recorded live)
We did it. We got to the end of season 2 and we finished it with a bang! 🎉 Listen to the live recording of the Grand Finale, where the Learning Day community interviewed this season's guests. If you want to get in touch with the guests, here's how: Laura Cincera - https://www.instagram.com/lauracincera_/  Katie Shelly - https://www.instagram.com/interkatie/ Patrícia Sousa - https://www.instagram.com/carla_patricia_sousa/ Rachel Liu - https://www.instagram.com/designerjourneys/ Polly Keane - https://www.instagram.com/polkeane/ Rashmi Narayana - https://www.instagram.com/rashminarayana_/ Filipa Pico - https://www.linkedin.com/in/filipapico/ Natalie-Claire Luwisha - https://www.instagram.com/hinatalieclaire/ Ana Sousa - https://www.instagram.com/anisabel_sousa/ Cara Cooper - https://www.instagram.com/cara__cooper/ I would also love to hear from you. Go to https://learningday.community/ and reach out. If this episode was useful to you, consider subscribing to Learning Day on your podcast app, and as a little extra, share it with a friend. 💌 I don't know where this is going to take us, but I know we're going to learn something along the way. Thank you for listening. See you next time.
52:16
September 28, 2021
S2 - Episode 10 - Mothering with Cara Cooper
Today's guest is Cara Cooper. We talked about neurodiversity in learning, learning in the open, and the codes of silence around motherhood, parenthood, and shame. I hope you enjoy our chat. If you want to get in touch with Cara, here's how: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cara__cooper/ References Upfront - https://www.weareupfront.com/ I would also love to hear from you. Go to https://learningday.community/ and reach out. If this episode was useful to you, consider subscribing to Learning Day on your podcast app, and as a little extra, share it with a friend. 💌 I don't know where this is going to take us, but I know we're going to learn something along the way. Thank you for listening. See you next time.
47:45
August 17, 2021
S2 - Episode 9 - Dating with Ana Sousa
Today's guest is Ana Sousa. We talked about dating during a pandemic, letting our guard down, and what it takes to make a relationship, of any kind, work. I hope you enjoy our chat. If you want to get in touch with Ana, here's how: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/anisabel_sousa/ References Sintra - https://bit.ly/3A4LzjK I would also love to hear from you. Go to https://learningday.community/ and reach out. If this episode was useful to you, consider subscribing to Learning Day on your podcast app, and as a little extra, share it with a friend. 💌 I don't know where this is going to take us, but I know we're going to learn something along the way. Thank you for listening. See you next time.
42:54
August 03, 2021
S2 - Intermission - How should we end season two of Learning Day?
Today's guest is... you! I'd love to know your thoughts and ideas about how to end season two of Learning Day. Please write to me at hello@learningday.community and let's create this special moment together ❤️ I don't know where this is going to take us, but I know we're going to learn something along the way. Thank you for listening. See you next time.
01:51
July 20, 2021
S2 - Episode 8 - Choosing Courage with Natalie-Claire Luwisha
Today's guest is Natalie-Claire Luwisha. We talked about working on our mindset, learning how to become an entrepreneur, and choosing the courage to not hold ourselves back. I hope you enjoy our chat. If you want to get in touch with Natalie-Claire, here's how: Instagram - @HiNatalieClaire https://www.instagram.com/hinatalieclaire/ Facebook - Natalie-Claire Life Coach https://fb.com/hinatalieclaire Newsletter - Win Wednesday: bit.ly/NCSubscribe I would also love to hear from you. Go to https://learningday.community/ and reach out. If this episode was useful to you, consider subscribing to Learning Day on your podcast app, and as a little extra, share it with a friend. 💌 I don't know where this is going to take us, but I know we're going to learn something along the way. Thank you for listening. See you next time.
33:13
July 06, 2021
S2 - Episode 7 - Caregiving with Filipa Pico
Today's guest is Filipa Pico. We talked about listening and paying attention as the essentials of caregiving, taking care of ourselves before we take care of anyone else, and valuing and respecting the ones who look after others. I hope you enjoy our chat. If you want to get in touch with Filipa, here's how: Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/filipapico/ References https://lulueosmaiores.com/ (in Portuguese) I would also love to hear from you. Go to https://learningday.community/ and reach out. If this episode was useful to you, consider subscribing to Learning Day on your podcast app, and as a little extra, share it with a friend. 💌 I don't know where this is going to take us, but I know we're going to learn something along the way. Thank you for listening. See you next time.
34:47
June 22, 2021
S2 - Episode 6 - Shedding layers with Rashmi Narayana
Today's guest is Rashmi Narayana. We talked about the search for data and evidence and trusting the unknown; the journey to finding our own version of leadership and worthiness; and talking to children and everyone else about racism. I hope you enjoy our chat. If you want to get in touch with Rashmi, here's how: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rashminarayana_/ Email - rashmi(at)rashminarayana(dot)com References Learning Day interview with Patrícia Sousa who was nominated by Rashmi to be interviewed: https://anchor.fm/learning-day/episodes/S2---Episode-3---Redefining-goals-with-Patrcia-Sousa-er9c1r UPFRONT - https://www.weareupfront.com/ I would also love to hear from you. Go to https://learningday.community/ and reach out. If this episode was useful to you, consider subscribing to Learning Day on your podcast app, and as a little extra, share it with a friend. 💌 I don't know where this is going to take us, but I know we're going to learn something along the way. Thank you for listening. See you next time.
45:02
June 08, 2021
S2 - Episode 5 - Taking action with Polly Keane
Today's guest is Polly Keane. We talked about taking individual and collective action to address the climate crisis, telling the world about it, and being brave one experiment at a time. I hope you enjoy our chat. If you want to get in touch with Polly, here's how: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/polkeane/ References It Is Not a Drill by Extinction Rebellion - https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/45308227-this-is-not-a-drill The Mothers CAN network - https://www.mothers-can.org/ New Citizenship Project - https://www.newcitizenship.org.uk/ A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough - https://www.netflix.com/pt-en/title/80216393 Polly's article - https://polly-keane.medium.com/ive-been-funding-deforestation-and-i-didn-t-even-realise-f3035d58a33e Upfront Community - https://www.weareupfront.com/ I would also love to hear from you. Go to https://learningday.community/ and reach out. If this episode was useful to you, consider subscribing to Learning Day on your podcast app, and as a little extra, share it with a friend. 💌 I don't know where this is going to take us, but I know we're going to learn something along the way. Thank you for listening. See you next time.
37:44
March 30, 2021
S2 - Episode 4 - Grieving with Rachel Liu
Trigger warning: This episode contains stories of loss and death. If these topics are sensitive to you right now, please consider coming back another time. If you're struggling, please seek the help of a professional or talk to a friend. Today's guest is Rachel Liu. We talked about the two grief cycles she experienced last year after losing two dear friends, realising how people deal with grief in different ways, and learning from the loved ones who are no longer with us. I hope you enjoy our chat. If you want to get in touch with Rachel, here's how: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/designerjourneys/ References The Farewell (film) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8637428/ Brené Brown - Talk on vulnerability - https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_the_power_of_vulnerability Brené Brown - Podcast on grief - https://brenebrown.com/podcast/david-kessler-and-brene-on-grief-and-finding-meaning/ I would also love to hear from you. Go to https://learningday.community/ and reach out. If this episode was useful to you, consider subscribing to Learning Day on your podcast app, and as a little extra, share it with a friend. 💌 I don't know where this is going to take us, but I know we're going to learn something along the way. Thank you for listening. See you next time.
40:16
March 16, 2021
S2 - Episode 3 - Redefining goals with Patrícia Sousa
Today's guest is Patrícia Sousa. We talked about redefining goals, and choosing to be happy. I hope you enjoy our chat. 🙌🏻 If you want to get in touch with Patrícia, here's how: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/carla_patricia_sousa/ I would also love to hear from you. Go to https://learningday.community/ and reach out. If this episode was useful to you, consider subscribing to Learning Day on your podcast app, and as a little extra, share it with a friend. 💌 I don't know where this is going to take us, but I know we're going to learn something along the way. Thank you for listening. See you next time.
40:29
March 02, 2021
S2 - Episode 2 - Becoming an artist with Katie Shelly
Today's guest is Katie Shelly. We talked about allowing yourself to be an artist and expressing your creativity, and tolerating being bad at something for a while in order to learn it. I hope you enjoy our chat. 🙌🏻 The references Katie makes on the conversation: 📌Katie and Alonso's Guide to Barcelona  - https://katieshelly.art/portfolio/barcelona-zine/ 📌Video of how the mural Katie talks about came to be - https://www.instagram.com/p/BzkUWiMnYu6/ 📌The cookbook - https://katieshelly.art/archive/ If you want to get in touch with Katie, here's how: ⚡️Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/interkatie/ ⚡️Website - https://katieshelly.art/ I would also love to hear from you. Go to https://learningday.community/ and reach out. If this episode was useful to you, consider subscribing to Learning Day on your podcast app, and as a little extra, share it with a friend. 💌 I don't know where this is going to take us, but I know we're going to learn something along the way. Thank you for listening. See you next time.
35:53
February 16, 2021
S2 - Episode 1 - Dancing with Uncertainty with Laura Cincera
Today's guest is Laura Cincera, who joined us to share her story about dancing with uncertainty. We talked about the resistance provoked by a 3-month lockdown in Madrid, that was supposed to be a two weeks trip; accepting the paradoxes within us; and befriending our inner demons. I hope you enjoy our chat. 🙌🏻 The references Laura makes on the conversation: Internal Family Systems - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_Family_Systems_Model If you want to get in touch with Laura, here's how: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lauracincera_/ Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauraddcc/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/lauracincera Newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/565647f4e992/newsletter Medium - https://medium.com/@lauracincera I would also love to hear from you. Go to https://learningday.community/ and reach out. If this episode was useful to you, consider subscribing to Learning Day on your podcast app, and as a little extra, share it with a friend. 💌 I don't know where this is going to take us, but I know we're going to learn something along the way. Thank you for listening. See you next time.
27:34
February 02, 2021
Presenting Season 2 - Will you miss the roll call?
Long time, no speak! Welcome back ❤️ The season 2 of Learning Day will come out in January and I need your help. Will you miss the roll call?  Listen to this short introduction and get back on the journey with me. Subscribe to Learning Day and don't miss the start of season 2.
03:01
December 08, 2020
Episode 8 - Cognitive Functions with Rebecca Collins
Today’s guest is Rebecca Collins. We talked about hard and delightful stages of a learning experience, the eight ways Carl Jung believed we process and internalise information, and how those connect to our learning preferences. Hope you enjoy our chat! 🙌 Show notes: Mário’s podcast - https://anchor.fm/mariobrandao #BlackLivesMatter resources - https://bit.ly/2AuYBxX Non-violent Communication - https://www.amazon.com/Nonviolent-Communication-Language-Life-Changing-Relationships/dp/189200528X Carl Jung - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Jung Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - https://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/ If you want to get in touch with Rebecca, you can find her on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/introsbective/ I would also love to hear from you! You can do that by going to our website - https://anchor.fm/learning-day - and leaving a voice message or reaching out on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/saramnramos/.⠀ If this episode was useful to you, consider subscribing to Learning Day on your podcast app and share it with a friend!⠀ Thank you for listening 🎧❤️
47:34
June 16, 2020
Episode 7 - Magic with Rubens Filho
Today’s guest is Rubens Filho. We talked about how to look and find magic in your day to day life and what can happen if you stay in that space of wonder. We also talked about how magic connects with different people and how they learn best, and Rubens performed a magic trick for us only with the power of voice. Hope you enjoy our chat. 🙌 If you want to get in touch with Rubens, you can find him on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rubens-filho-a45a2250/ I would also love to hear from you! You can do that by going to our website - https://anchor.fm/learning-day - and leaving a voice message or reaching out on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/saramnramos/.⠀ If this episode was useful to you, consider subscribing to Learning Day on your podcast app and share it with a friend!⠀ Thank you for listening 🎧❤️
36:43
May 11, 2020
Episode 6 - Resilience with João Silva
Today’s guest is João Silva. João has made a massive career change, from economics to football, and his story can help us learn a thing or two about resilience. He is also my friend. We talked about bouncing back from failure and chasing your own luck. Hope you enjoy our chat. 🙌 If you want to get in touch with João, you can email him at joaondv [at] gmail.com I would also love to hear from you! You can do that by going to our website - https://anchor.fm/learning-day - and leaving a voice message or reaching out on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/saramnramos/.⠀ If this episode was useful to you, consider subscribing to Learning Day on your podcast app and share it with a friend!⠀ Thank you for listening 🎧❤️
54:40
April 14, 2020
Episode 5 - Confidence with Lauren Currie
Today’s guest is Lauren Currie. Lauren is on a mission to democratise leadership and to change the face of confidence. In our conversation, we talked about learning to be confident and being confident to learn. We talked about what confidence is and the conditions that contribute to having confidence; its connection to learning; how to improve one’s confidence and specific strategies you can employ to make the learning journey less scary. ⠀ ⠀ Hope you enjoy our chat. 🙌⠀ ⠀ Questions we explored:⠀ 01:31 - Who’s Lauren and what’s her story?⠀ 03:05 - Why is resting and disconnecting the key to being “successful”?⠀ 04:44 - What is confidence for Lauren and which role did it play in her path?⠀ 06:35 - What are the conditions that contribute to having confidence?⠀ 12:12 - What is the connection between confidence and learning?⠀ 16:30 - Can confidence be learned?⠀ 25:00 - How can someone work on improving their confidence?⠀ 32:00 - What strategies have you found to make the constant pursuit of improving one’s confidence less daunting? ⠀ ⠀ References:⠀ Stride - https://stride.inc/⠀ UpFront - https://twitter.com/upfrontglobal⠀ Dunning–Kruger effect - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect⠀ ⠀ If you want to get in touch with Lauren, you can find her on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/_laurencurrie_/ - and Twitter - https://twitter.com/_laurencurrie_⠀ ⠀ I would also love to hear from you! You can do that by going to our website - https://anchor.fm/learning-day - and leaving a voice message or reaching out on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/saramnramos/.⠀ ⠀ If this episode was useful to you, consider subscribing to Learning Day on your podcast app and share it with a friend!⠀ ⠀ Thank you for listening 🎧❤️
42:13
March 10, 2020
Episode 4 - Making Sense of Complex Subjects with Gemma Milne
Public announcement before I introduce this episode! I'm in the hunt for the next topics to cover on Learning Day. Reach out through Instagram. Thanks! ✨ Today’s guest is Gemma Milne. Gemma simplifies complex topics related to technology and science and is passionate about understanding how those affect our lives as a society. We talked about how Gemma chooses the content she consumes, how the different jobs she has had and the groups of people she is a part of support her understanding of complexity, her tips on how to critically think about the messages around us and she builds the case for why we should go through this often painful process of caring. Hope you enjoy our chat!  The questions we explored 02:59 - What makes Gemma a “curious explorer”? 04:44 - How does Gemma choose the content she consumes? 08:20 - Why does Gemma always finish a book? 10:20 - What does a science and technology writer do? 12:50 - How does reading for Gemma’s work change when compared to the way she reads for pleasure? 15:50 - How did Gemma get into answering such complex questions? 20:12 - What is Gemma’s book, Smoke & Mirrors, about? What guided her to this topic? - https://www.gemmamilne.co.uk/book 24:00 - Sara and Gemma share and reflect on their experience with hype. 27:25 - How can we cut through the clutter and figure out what’s relevant? How can we be better critical thinkers? 42:30 - What is “learning” for Gemma? If you want to get in touch with Gemma, you can find her on Twitter - https://twitter.com/gemmamilne I would also love to hear from you! You can do that by going to our website - https://anchor.fm/learning-day - and leaving a voice message or reaching out on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/saramnramos/. If this episode was useful to you, consider subscribing to Learning Day on your podcast app and share it with a friend! Thank you for listening 🎧❤️
46:18
February 04, 2020
Episode 3 - Asking questions with Stephanie Troeth
Today’s guest is Stephanie Troeth. Steph asks questions for a living and she is also incredibly curious! We talk about how curiosity can drive your learning, how absorbing someone else’s knowledge can be a superpower, and practical tips and tricks to have more meaningful conversations and to learn from them. Hope you enjoy it! 🙌 The questions we explored 01:50 - How did Steph get into jewellery making? 05:06 - What the role of curiosity in Steph’s day-to-day? 07:45 - Why isn’t reading about something enough to learn it? 11:05 - Why did Steph decide to study computer science? 12:00 - How did Steph transition from programming to user experience? 14:30 - Why does Steph feel like she is turning into Sylar from Heroes? (Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Heroes_characters) 16:30 - What is the role of questions in Steph’s life? 19:05 - How did Steph unexpectedly get her job as a researcher? 20:09 - What is the mistake people make when asking questions? 21:29 - Which questions can you ask on your next conversation? (Reference: https://portigal.com/seventeen-types-of-interviewing-questions/) 23:12 - With whom can you practice your question-asking skills? 24:13 - Why don’t we practice our question-asking skills with our family members? 26:57 - How can active listening help you get surprising insights from the people you’re learning from? 27:57 - How can you clear yourself from your biases when talking to someone? (Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bias) 31:00 - Can misinterpretations lead to new insights? 33:49 - How can you practice being comfortable with asking follow up questions? 36:09 - What is “learning” for Steph? (Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outliers_(book)) In the spirit of the episode’s theme: Which topics would you like us to explore future episodes? 🤓 Send me a direct message on Instagram with your answer - https://www.instagram.com/saramnramos/ If you want to get in touch with Steph, you can find her on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanietroeth/. If this episode was useful to you, consider subscribing to Learning Day on your podcast app and, as a little extra, share it with a friend!
41:33
January 21, 2020
Episode 2 - Mentorship with Erica Neve
It's time for the first interview on Learning Day! 💃 Today’s guest is Erica Neve, an incredibly talented human and also my mentor. We talk about why Erica chooses to learn something outside her comfort zone every year, how being mentored by people with different life experiences has shaped the way she does business, and the key to having a more exciting life, among other things. The questions we explored 02:07 - Who is Erica? 04:51 - What changed in the learning and development space in the last 20 years? 07:33 - What strategies have you seen helping people embrace the constant learning mindset? 09:15 - "So what?" How can you better engage learners? 11:32 - Why do you choose to learn something outside her comfort zone every year? 17:11 - What is mentorship? 20:11 - How do you see your mentees and yourself benefiting from mentorship? 24:52 - Should mentorship relationships be structured or fluid? 27:56 - What is the role of mentorship in constant learning? 32:42 - How does mentorship happen in corporate workplaces? What are the pros and cons of the existing models? 38:04 - What advice would you give to someone wanting to ask someone else to be their mentor? 40:09 - What is learning for you? Hope you enjoy it! 🙌 If you want to get in touch with Erica, you can find her on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erica-neve-1bb0771b/. I would also love to hear from you! You can do that by going to our website - https://anchor.fm/learning-day - and leaving a voice message or reaching out on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/saramnramos/. If this episode was useful to you, consider subscribing to Learning Day on your podcast app and share it with a friend! 
46:06
January 11, 2020
Episode 1 - What is "learning"?
I invited four people to help me answer the following question: What is "learning"? Tune in to hear Gabriella, Ben, Erica, and Jim having a go at answering this intriguing question. Hope you enjoy it 🙌 If you want to reach out to one of our guests, here are their profiles: Gabriella - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabriellaopaz/, Ben - https://www.linkedin.com/in/bentn/, Erica - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erica-neve-1bb0771b/, Jim - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimralley/ I would love to hear from you too! You can do that by going to our website - https://anchor.fm/learning-day - and leaving a voice message or reaching out on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/saramnramos/. If this episode was useful to you, consider subscribing to Learning Day on your podcast app and share it with a friend!
10:02
January 11, 2020
Episode 0 - The Manifesto
...and it's a lift-off!  This is episode 0 from Learning Day, a podcast in which I (we, if you decide to join me) explore how we can integrate learning in our everyday lives. Listen to this short episode to know more about why I decided to start this project.  I would love to hear from you! You can do that by going to our website - https://anchor.fm/learning-day - and leaving a voice message or reaching out on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/saramnramos/. If this episode was useful to you, consider subscribing to Learning Day on your podcast app and share it with a friend!
07:50
October 08, 2019