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Pivot Points Podcast

Pivot Points Podcast

By Pivot Points
‘Pivot Points’ explores, celebrates and normalises the twists, turns and changes of course in life.

Each episode we take our guests on a retrospective; looking back on how they felt at their pivot points; the highs, lows, failures and fixes. We delve into their mindset, perspective and choices at that time, and what it has taught them in the long run.
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Noa Tishby: Pivoting to Peace in the Middle East
Noa Tishby is an Israeli actor (imdb), author, producer (of HBO's 'In Treatment') and activist. She joins us today to discuss her book ‘Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth’ which was released this year (2021) and really does what it says in the title. With her sassy, no bullshit tone of voice she combines her personal history with the history of Israel. She expertly and factually navigates an unbiased account of where the state of Israel sits both historically and today. Balancing heart and head in equal measure. We learned soooo much from the book and from speaking with Noa. So many ‘aha’ moments it’s impossible to count. Whatever your political leaning, as long as you're into equality and peace, this book and interview are for you. Find Noa here: Website: noatishby.com Twitter: @noatishby  Instagram: @noatishby Buy Noa's Book Here You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointscoaching LinkedIn: Pivot Points Coaching Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver - Torch & Compass Rachel Lepley, Limitless You - Social Media management & brand design. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle
49:10
October 11, 2021
Neil Usher: The Great Workplace Pivot
As the working world returns to their offices, this week's guest gives us the inside story of what this global pivot means for this community.  Neil Usher is head of Workplace Strategy & Change Management for GoSpace. He's written two books on workplace and its challenges in today's culture.  We discuss: What's been gained by working from home and, the lesser known, things that have been lost. How organisations must return with a focus on the triple bottom line: the needs of their people, the organisation and the planet.  At any time, in business working hours, offices are only 50% occupied - a global average. The waste of space has significant impact on the environment.  How organisations need to adopt an experimental approach to their people's return.  Get in touch and follow Neil here: LinkedIn - here Twitter - here Blog - Workplace Insight GoSpace - here See his books here - Elemental Workplace & Elemental Change You can get hold of us at Pivot Points here: Instagram: @pivotpointscoaching LinkedIn: Pivot Points Coaching Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver - Torch & Compass Rachel Lepley, Limitless You - Social Media management & brand design. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle
44:43
August 20, 2021
Coach Approach: No More Good Girls
This week we speak to coaching powerhouse Kelsey Lettko. She works to conquer the 'Good Girl' narrative so many of us live by. The one that keeps us in our 'pleaser' tendencies, the one that avoids conflict, the one that keeps us small and quiet.  We talk about: Where the 'Good Girl' comes from What it stops women from achieving and creating How to combat the strong societal narratives  Find Kelsey here (she's running a kick ass programme that starts soon - get in touch and start working through your 'Good Girl' to see what's on the other side!) Website - https://www.kelseylettko.com/ Instagram - @kmlettko You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointscoaching LinkedIn: Pivot Points Coaching Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver - Torch & Compass Rachel Lepley, Limitless You - Social Media management & brand design. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle
19:40
July 30, 2021
Love After Death: Louise Blyth (Part II)
We meet Louise Blyth, author of 'Hope is Coming', for the second time. (Catch her first episode with us here: Life After Death) After losing her husband to bowel cancer at the age of 33, she and her 2 young boys set about understanding what life might be like without George. Louise is a shining example of how to live with grief. How it folds into your life and is able to enjoy a fulfilling and enlightened path forward.  We learn: The difference between grief and mourning Time is irrelevant in the grief process. Shed the need to be 'normal'. There are societal BS 'norms' that need to be addressed.   Falling in love again - the fear, the mindset, the safeguarding. Dealing with 'the impostor': What am I feeding my soul? What did I just read? What narrative did I just digest?! A second book is on its way so watch this space and we'll let you know when it's out!
48:03
July 9, 2021
The Coach Approach to Parenting
We are joined by our coaching buddy Shannon Salentine. A certified coach and (uncertified) parent! Gabi and Amelia keep hearing how coaching can be used as a super effective tool in the parenting toolkit. We discuss what that means and how to do it.  We learn to: Up up up the curiousity! Use open questions Create strong boundaries This is an utterly inspiring episode for anyone who's a parent, and looking for very effective and easy to learn techniques; so that everyone's a winner.  Find Shannon here: Website - www.shannonsalentine.com/ Insta - @shannonsalantine LinkedIn - ssalentine You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointscoaching LinkedIn: Pivot Points Coaching Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver - Torch & Compass Rachel Lepley, Limitless You - Social Media management & brand design. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle
27:21
June 18, 2021
Imogen Carn: Good Mourning
We speak to the co-host of the 'Good Mourning' podcast Imogen Carn. Losing her mother to suicide in early 2020 she has learned about grief under inexplicable circumstances. No answers. No reasons. No closure.  We discuss:  Her pre-natal anxiety and fear Guilt as a useless emotion Grief is a life long process. Sometimes it's best to live minute to minute Finding true purpose in the face of utter devastation Touching, raw and real. Im is now creator of a podcast with her grief buddy Sally. They track their grief, tell their story, interview others about their losses. It's a first class podcast that gives mourners and grievers permission for aaaaaaall the feeling to be ok. Check it out and recommend it to those who need it.   You can find Imogen and Sally here Podcast here 'Good Mourning' Insta here goodmourningpodcast You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver - Torch & Compass Rachel Lepley, Limitless You - Social Media management & brand design. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle
51:03
June 11, 2021
The Coach Approach: You Are Not Your Thoughts
We discuss the power of our thoughts; how they make us feel and how much control we do and don't feel we have over them.  What happens when we consciously change our perspective? How can we master our minds?
11:54
May 28, 2021
Alex Haslam: The Academic View of Self
A fascinating insight on humanity through the eyes and work of this Social Psychologist, Professor Alex Haslam, from the University of Queensland. We discuss The Stanford Prison Experiment (conforming to role) versus (his work as cocreator of) the BBC Prion Experiment.  Milgram's experiments and work on conforming to authority - see Alex's TED talk about this - 'The Psychology of Tyranny: Did Milgram Get It Wrong?' Leaders as 'Entrepreneurs of Identity'. One can only be a leader when you have engaged followership. It is not a title, it is a way of being.  Our sense of self comes from how we identify within groups.  Alex's books and collaborations can all be found here - alex-haslam Thought starters from Gabi & Amelia & Rob (our wonderous editor!) Simon Sinek puts leadership beautifully here - 'Most Toxic Person in the Workplace' First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy  Group - You Tube TV series Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman - speaks to many of the topics raised in this episode You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver Rachel Lepley, Limitless You - Social Media management & brand design. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle
01:05:33
May 14, 2021
Pivoting into Pivot Points: Gabi & Amelia Reveal All...
We round off Season 3 with our stories. It's about time you knew who you were dealing with, right?! We hear how Gabi overcame a relationship vortex, and made a daring move away from a stable pay check into the wonderful world of entrepreneurship.  Amelia's weird, wonderful route takes us through plentiful pivots; from a nomadic childhood and through three meaty career changes.  Enjoy! We'll be back in the summer! Gabi & Amelia x You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver Rachel Lepley, Limitless You - Social Media management & brand design. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle
43:37
April 9, 2021
Coach Approach: Attachment Theory
A fascinating look at the Attachment Theory.  We talk to Relationship Coach, Saoirse Linder about her niche. We learn that we humans find ourselves hopping between three ways of being within a relationship Anxious, Avoidant and Secure and how we might find a more fulfilling path.  Take the 'Attached' quiz - here  Our hero Alain de Botton at the School of Life explains the theory further - here  You can reach Saoirse here: Insta - @saoirselinder Insta - @SLCOACH Website - https://www.saoirselinder.com/ You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver Rachel Lepley, Limitless You - Social Media management & brand design. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle
15:30
April 2, 2021
Talia Litman: Sex, Love & Relationships
We’re joined by New York based Marriage and Family therapist Talia Litman. Talia works means she has expert insight into the different pivots couples go through in their lives. She guides us through three common relationship pivots (and a secret 4th pivot of the pre-relationship tempest of dating) We learn about transitioning from the honeymoon period, understanding life stages within the context of a relationship and also navigating the unexpected events in life.  We cover questions like: Are we having enough sex? How to really communicate, and what happens if you’re constantly dating the wrong person? (And spoiler alert on sex - there is no normal! You do you!) Resources: She mentions Ester Perel, who we also love, here is her website. You can get hold of Talia here: Website: https://taliamft.com Instagram: @talia.mft LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/talialitman/ Twitter: @LitmanTalia You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver Rachel Lepley, Limitless You - Social Media management & brand design. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle
41:38
March 26, 2021
The Coach Approach: Are We Ever Truly Listening?
The Coach Approach is a bite-sized geek-out chat about universal coaching topics and themes. Join Pivot Point's hosts, life and leadership coaches, Gabi and Amelia; as they connect with world-class specialists to explore themes from the podcast, as well as a variety of powerful coaching techniques. They discuss conundrums such as limiting beliefs, inner critics, unhelpful narratives and how to combat them all! This weeks topic is Listening. Are we ever truly listening to what someone is saying to you? Or are you waiting for your turn to speak?  Let us know your thoughts. Get in touch! You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver Rachel Lepley, Limitless You - Social Media Management. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle
11:53
March 19, 2021
Tara Stewart: Paralysed
On the 29th of July 2014 whilst out riding her horse, Tara was thrown to the ground, breaking her neck and becoming instantly paralysed.  She was found 5 hours later and spent the next 9 months in hospital.  Tara’s story is one of sheer determination, resilience and tenacity. Her ability to find hope in the most hopeless of situations is remarkable. This is a pivot like no other. You can find Tara’s website here www.buckinghorses.co.uk http://www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk https://spinal-research.org/ You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver Rachel Lepley, Limitless You - Social Media Management. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle
52:50
March 12, 2021
The Coach Approach: To Be and Not Just Do (not quite Shakespeare but just as interesting!)
We all have our to do lists - but have we ever done our who we want 'to be' list?  Sara Smeaton joins us to discuss how we coach. And it's not just about hard nosed physical goals. It's who we need to be, the mindsets we must adopt and the way we show up in the world that unlocks our 'to dos'. Sara is a Midlife coach, author of the Midlife Manifesto, host of the Should Monsters workshop, the To Be List workshop, Midlife Passport Programme and many more. Sara would like to credit Lucid Living as she references their inner team framework within the chat.  You can get hold of Sara here: Next 'To Be' Workshop is 9th April 2021 12pm EST, 5pm GMT. You can find her and all her programmes and workshops here: https://sarasmeaton.com/links/ Instagram: @ssmeaton You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver Rachel Lepley, Limitless You - Social Media Management. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle
17:31
March 5, 2021
Will Jefferson: From Cricket to Catalyst
Ex-England Cricketer, Will Jefferson shares the story that happened in parallel to his England Cricket career. It’s one of grief, coping with uncertainty, his body failing him at the prime of his career… and how he stayed mentally healthy.  He's now pivoted into his business Performance Catalyst, supporting teams and individuals at their points of change. He is vulnerable, kind and generous with his story. We can see why he's so successful at continuing to get the best from teams in the corporate world!  Find Will here: Work with him here - http://performancecatalyst.uk/ LinkedIn - will-jefferson Insta - performancecatalyst/ You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver Rachel Lepley, Limitless You - Social Media Management. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle
36:03
February 26, 2021
The Coach Approach: To Recognition
The Coach Approach is a bite-sized geek-out chat about universal coaching topics and themes.  Join Pivot Point's hosts, life and leadership coaches, Gabi and Amelia; as they connect with world-class specialists to explore themes from the podcast, as well as a variety of powerful coaching techniques. They discuss conundrums such as limiting beliefs, inner critics, unhelpful narratives and how to combat them all! This weeks topic is Recognition. Are you driven by it? Does the need for it hold you back? Why do we CRAVE it from certain somebody's in our lives? Where is the healthy line between 'appreciation for' and 'validation from'?  Let us know your thoughts. Get in touch! Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver Rachel Lepley - Social Media Management. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle DShaw & Co - Logo design
12:02
February 19, 2021
Bruce Daisley: Laughing His Way To The Top
Bruce Daisley will quite frankly knock your socks off. A powerhouse of energy, the ex-Vice President of Twitter Europe and author of the The No.1 Sunday Times Business Bestseller 'The Joy of Work - 30 Ways to Fix Your Work Culture and Fall in Love with Your Job Again' (or 'Eat Sleep Work Repeat' - in the US. Also host of the podcast of the same name)  joins us for a Pivot Points to remember.  His energy will power you through a conversation that actually doesn't reeeeally cover many pivot points per se - but boy, oh boy it's a romp through his marvellous mind! We cover A LOT: He debunks some notable social science experiments. We discover shared experience, control, identity, community are the foundation of resilience. And that resilience is a team effort – not an individual trait. He advocates that finding the opportunities for laughter and humour in our work lives, is where true happiness lives.... and we only laugh when we feel safe.  The idea of a traditional career is antiquated. Leadership is about projected identity – how important it is to see our identity in our leaders to ensure collective community. And as ex-head of Twitter – he’s a fan of policing the social medias MORE. Where to find Bruce: Twitter: @brucedaisley Website: https://eatsleepworkrepeat.com/ Podcast: https://play.acast.com/s/eatsleepworkrepeat People mentioned by Bruce: Lost Connections - https://thelostconnections.com/mobile/ Professor Alex Haslam - https://youtu.be/TWWZd8lrraw Humour Seriously – https://www.humorseriously.com/ Professor Lucy Scott – doco on Laughter. How to write a best seller – in Bruce’s own words - http://eatsleepworkrepeat.com/bestseller/ He Debunks Grit – Angela Duckworth Growth Mindset – Carol Dweck - https://www.ted.com/speakers/carol_dweck You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver Rachel Lepley - Social Media Management. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle DShaw & Co - Logo design
01:13:43
February 12, 2021
Ben Morrison: Graft, Grit & Gratitude
Ben is an entrepreneur from Manchester, UK.  Everyone has their COVID story - this one is supersized and super.... sunny! Yep - you read that right. When COVID takes your business and your father in one fell swoop - what would you do? Ben Morrison isn't like most. This naturally happy-go-lucky fella had the worst the world had to throw at him and he is left standing, nay, bouncing around with an enthusiasm and zest for life.  Some pivots have been digested for years - Ben is in the midst of his. His pivot started in March 2020, like the rest of us; and, although he made his money in his own events & hospitality business, he is now in an astonishing growth period. Ben takes the old saying ‘mind over matter’ to another level. We talk business, family solidarity, and the notion of luck. You can find Ben here: We Are Events Smart Bar  Insta - wearesmartbar/ You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver Rachel Lepley - Social Media Management. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle DShaw & Co - Logo design
40:34
January 29, 2021
Emma Campbell (aka @limitless_em): Unbreakable
Joined by Emma Campbell (@limitless_em),  an author, columnist, speaker, long term cancer thriver and mother of four (3 of whom are triplets!) Emma’s story is of survival (literally life and death), and astounding resilience - when life deals you an ace and a joker in the same hand... repeatedly. The pivots we journey through are ones which come under the category of “life imploding”, but this is really a story of finding joyful perspectives in unexpected places She tells us of consciously practicing gratitude and being mindful that the thoughts and words we use in every day life have an impact on our reality, so it’s important the stories and narratives we tell ourselves are compassionate and nurturing. Where to find Em: Insta -  @limitless_em – a handle she adopted following her third cancer diagnosis in 2019 to serve as a daily reminder that we are all ‘limitless’ and capable of so much more than we often realise. Her memoir, ‘All That Followed – A Story Of Cancer, Kids And The Fear Of Leaving Too Soon’ was published in August 2018 and charts the story from the birth of her triplets, to dealing with breast cancer as a single mum of four, and how the anxiety and fear of recurrence impacted so heavily on her life until she began to find a way to look at my circumstances through a different lens. She writes a regular column for Women’s Running Magazine You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/   Twitter: @PivotPoints1   Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver Rachel Lepley - Social Media Management. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle DShaw & Co - Logo design
54:17
January 15, 2021
Dave Wilson: From Solitude to Sobriety
We’re kicking off 2021 and Season 3 of Pivot Points, with Dave Wilson aka @soberdave. In January 2019 Dave made the decision to go sober after 40 years of excessive drinking. He charted his new found sobriety on instagram, and quickly found himself part of the most incredible online support community. This conversation covers so much ground, from sobriety, the impact of alcoholism, cancer, love, abandonment, taking on someone else's children, to being a geezer in Wandsworth amongst all the 'yummy mummy's'! We learn: That connection is the opposite of addiction Alcohol is like an abusive relationship How to look at consequences. Wind it forward - past the first 30 mins of drinking onto what happens next To look at alcohol like an allergy - you don’t just “get over it”. Find Dave on Instagram or via his website  You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver Rachel Lepley - Social Media Management. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle DShaw & Co - Logo design
49:30
January 1, 2021
Season 2 Finale. David Pearl Presents: The Boardroom Street Opera
How to introduce David?! His life is a series of pivots each as interesting as the last. David Pearl has done so much it would be criminal to box him into a ‘role’.... But we’ll try! He is a Broadcaster, Opera Singer, Business Innovator, Serenade-r, Philosopher, Author, Speaker and that’s all we get to in this episode! Suffice to say, whatever he turns his hand to he inspires creativity - be it in business, art or social change. This story unfolds in as unique a format as the guest himself - so today we work backwards! From Street Wisdom, to disrupting the way we meet, to the Royal Opera house at 9 years old, to a near death experience.  We learn: You can shape what comes next ‘If things can go bad really quickly – they can go good really quickly’ Change is possible... and can be done through naughtiness! We both adored this episode and feel it is the perfect way to wrap up Season 2. Read his incredible books: 'Will There Be Donuts', 'Story for Leaders'  - must reads for anyone who works within a corporate environment 'Wanderful' - how he created 'Street Wisdom' the not for profit enterprise bringing wander back to the world.  Find David here: Twitter:  @streetwisdom_ @DavidPearlHere LinkedIn - davidpearlhere/ Watch him on The Green Room   You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver Rachel Lepley - Social Media Management. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle DShaw & Co - Logo design
01:03:57
December 10, 2020
Chris Wyles: From Setbacks to Saracen's (Learning to Win AND Lose)
Today’s episode is with International rugby legend Chris Wyles. Chris played for the Premiership team Saracens for 10 years, retiring in 2018 as their top try scorer. During this time they won the Premiership 4 times and the European cup twice - sometimes at the same time! Being American born, he also played for the US 7’s team, captained the US world cup team and played for them in the Rio Olympics. Before he retired (at the grand old age of 34) he created Wolfpack Lager with fellow team mate Alistair Hargreaves. In an inspired entrepreneurial move they bought themselves a double decker bus to park at their games and become the Saracens lager of choice... which eventually manifested as a brewery bar in Queens Park, London Chris is a unique blend of humble, human and wise. I am delighted he said yes to talking to us. You can find Chris here: Insta - ctwyles and @wolfpacklager LinkedIn  Look out for his lager - www.wolfpacklager.com You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver Rachel Lepley - Social Media Management. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle DShaw & Co - Logo design
46:36
December 4, 2020
Alex Bellos: The Nomadic Mathematician
Today we’re joined by Sunday Times Best Selling author and Guardian columnist Alex Bellos (who we met through the wonderful Tulip Siddiq MP!) Applying a mathematical way of looking at the world. Structures and quality questions exist in all forms. Alex applied this logic to the creative endeavour of writing for the Guardian as a journalist and eventually into authoring his books (see below for links). His pivots take us from journalism in the 90's, to Brazil, to bringing maths to the masses.  Through storytelling, he demystifies maths and dare we say, even makes it interesting.. And if we’re saying that, it’s quite an achievement. Find Alex here: Twitter - @alexbellos Website - http://www.alexbellos.com/  His Guardian puzzle column - https://www.theguardian.com/profile/alexbellos His Books: The Language Lover's Puzzle Book : Lexical perplexities and cracking conundrums from across the globe - 2020 Alex's Adventures in Numberland - 2010 Alex Through the Looking-Glass : How Life Reflects Numbers, and Numbers Reflect Life - 2014 You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver Rachel Lepley - Social Media Management. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Koluba (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle DShaw & Co - Logo design
40:32
November 26, 2020
Charla Grant: To All The Parents with Broken Hearts & Empty Arms
This episode is dedicated to Olive Grant, and all the parents with broken hearts and empty arms This week, we're joined by Charla Grant, the Founder of The Grateful Hearts Club.  Charla joins us today to talk about her journey to becoming a mother which involved, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, heart break and the death her daughter Olive. Charla is so generous in sharing her hurt and her grief. And shows us that even in the midst of the very darkest times gratitude is still available.  This isn't the story of fertility struggle we normally hear, ending with a 'happily ever after'; it's real, raw and incredibly empowering. If you’re in any way sceptical about the practice of gratitude - be prepared to change your mind! A warning - this episode deals with miscarriage and still birth. If you need support around anything you hear, please contact the charity Tommys www.tommys.org  Find Charla on  instagram: @thegratefulheartsclub  website: www.thegratefulheartsclub.com You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver Rachel Lepley - Social Media Management. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle DShaw & Co - Logo design
48:34
November 19, 2020
Richie Norton: Alpha Dog to Downward Dog
Today we’re joined by ex-rugby player turned Yogi adrenaline junkie, Richie Norton AKA, The Strength Temple. Richie has spent the last 10 years working alongside sports professionals and some of the most respected pioneers of human performance. Getting Actors' movies ready and Athletes' game ready. Riche talks to us today about how his Rugby career came to an end, throwing his life off course, how he pivoted from typically masculine testosterone fuelled way of life to a holistic, spiritual, meditative yogi. Find Richie here: Website: www.thestrengthtemple.co.uk/ Twitter: strengthtemple Instagram: richienorton_/ And if you fancy a workout, watch him here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRoCF4VCefsEvaRNA19tmkQ You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver Rachel Lepley - Social Media Management. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Kolubayev (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle DShaw & Co - Logo design
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November 12, 2020
Olivia Potts: Grieving, from Courtroom to Le Cordon Bleu
On today’s episode, we’re joined by Olivia Potts. Olivia is baker, an award winning food writer and, author of ‘A Half Baked Idea: How grief, love and cake took me from the courtroom to Le Cordon Bleu’ She left a career at the criminal bar following her mother's sudden death, to retrain in pâtisserie and went onto write her first book, which won her both the Fortnum & Mason Debut Food Book awards and the Guild of Food Writers' Food Writer 2020. Olivia talked to us so beautifully about the impact of her mother's death and her journey through grief in a way which was both raw, deeply powerful and humorous. She is the cookery columnist for Spectator Life, writing their Vintage Chef column, and has written for the Guardian, The Telegraph, At The Table, the New Statesman and the Evening Standard. Olivia has also lectured on Brexit and the future of food at the Oxford Food Symposium. You can find Olivia here: Find Olivia on twitter here  and on instagram here  and her book is available here  You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Gabi: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell is our Editor / Life saver Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol. Logo design - DShaw & Co Rachel Lepley manages our social media accounts
54:04
November 5, 2020
Grace Ofori- Attah: Graceful Under Pressure
We speak to screenwriter, BAFTA member and former consultant psychiatrist Grace Ofori- Attah. Grace read Medicine at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford and went on to work as a consultant psychiatrist in Camden and Islington before making the joyous jump into screenwriting for TV and film. Grace has learned from the very best in the screen writing business - accepted into apprenticeships and schemes with Carnival Film & Television,  4Screenwriting, BBC and BAFTA . This year she presented the Special Achievement Award to her boss (at the Sky series 'The Long Run'), Idris Elba at the BAFTA TV Awards. She is currently developing a TV series for ITV based on her experience as a junior doctor. We learn about her: Journey from Consultant Psychiatrist towards her life long passion of writing. Following and managing the dreams of parents vs your own. Grief and ongoing longing for a missing friend and what hope is like when closure is not available to you. Frightening diagnosis at the age of 20 and what the patient experience gave her as a Doctor and, eventually, as an award winning screenwriter. You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Gabi: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell is our Editor / Life saver Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol. Logo design - DShaw & Co
44:47
October 29, 2020
G (Gamal Turawa): Black Pride
It's Black History Month and we celebrate it with a corker! We meet the effervescent Gamal Turawa, or ‘G’ as he prefers to be called. G is a black man, born to Nigerian and Jamaican parents. He grew up in foster care in the UK with a white family. His abusive  birth father took him back at the age of 15, only to send him back to Nigeria to be without money, work or the language; where he ended up homeless. G made his way back to the UK and eventually enrolled as a police officer in the Met. He talks to us today about his experience of coming out at the age of 40 in 2004, making him the first black, openly gay police officer in the UK. G is now a diversity facilitator and international speaker who’s currently writing his highly anticipated autobiography and is soon to release a documentary on his life.  We laughed and learned a huge amount from G. He’s fascinating, hilarious and incredibly resilient. You’re in for a great episode here and we hope you enjoy it! More of G: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLc9Mk1ZJAs - G talking on his earlier life https://vimeo.com/115746591 - G coming out on stage at Pride - beeeautiful poem to make it memorable! https://purplefrog-connections.com/about - how to find G You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Gabi: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell is our Editor / Life saver Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol. Logo design - DShaw & Co
50:45
October 22, 2020
Lauren Mahon: Girl After Cancer
It’s breast cancer awareness month and in honour of that, we’re joined by the incredible Lauren Mahon AKA girlvscancer. Lauren is an award winning podcaster with BBC 5 Lives ‘You, Me and the BIg C’, Founder of  Girl versus Cancer and the mastermind behind a range of boobie emblazoned slogan t-shirts aka TIT-TEES. In 2016 Lauren was diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the age of 31 and she joins us today to talk about this and so much more. This woman is an incredible powerhouse. She has enlightened a new generation about the reality of living with cancer, chemo, death, grieving and all the fear it entails. Lauren has been instrumental In showing a more representative picture of what cancer looks like - because it doesn’t just affect old people - it also affects the kickass party going 30 somethings who find a lump at Glastonbury. If you'd like to donate to breast cancer UK, you can do so here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pivot-points  Find Lauren here: https://www.instagram.com/iamlaurenmahon/?hl=en And https://www.instagram.com/GIRLvsCANCER/?hl=en Or listen to BBC 5 Live 'You Me And the Big C' https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/you-me-and-the-big-c-putting-the-can-in-cancer/id1356165446 Coppafeel: https://coppafeel.org/ You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Gabi: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell is our Editor / Life saver Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol. Logo design - DShaw & Co
45:51
October 15, 2020
Claire Birkenshaw: A Trans Life; Transgender, Transition, and forever Translating...
In this episode we’re joined by Claire Birkenshaw, a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University. In 2016 as a Principle at a secondary school in Hull, Claire transitioned to female at the age of 45, making her the first headteacher to transition whilst in post. Her story is one of immense pain and intense hope. She speaks to us about her journey and the work she now does to shed light, open doors and educate in sexual diversity and acceptance. This episode opened our eyes to the deep and complex emotions that accompany being trans. It’s moving, raw, honest and incredibly informative. Amelia said of all the episodes we’ve recorded, this one broke her heart open and when you listen to it, you’ll know why. She is a deeeep thinker, a master metaphor-ist (!) and a gorgeous human being. The students of Leeds Beckett Uni are so freakin lucky to have such a powerful woman in their faculty. Claire references and resources: Goffman – Front stage/back stage. Accepted or Hostile. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erving_Goffman Claire recommends watching ‘First Day’ on BBC iPlayer - about a trans girl starting at a new secondary school. Claire is currently writing a paper on it. Pivot Points recommendation - have you seen: 'Disclosure' on Netflix - a SUPERB documentary created and starring all trans cast. 'Pose' on Netflix and BBC - a series based in the heartbreaking 80's, where the New York trans community love, live, dance and die.  See Claire in action on stage - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXPn5dzwQc0 You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Gabi: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell is our Editor / Life saver Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol. Logo design - DShaw & Co
01:04:41
October 8, 2020
Moses Adeyemi: From Convict to Conqueror
This week, we’re joined by Moses Adyemi. Moses became known to millions as the winner of the Channel 4 documentary series  SAS: Who Dares Wins. An achievement in and of itself but given that he did this have just served a 4 year prison sentence, gives you an idea for the type of man he is. Resilience shines through this episode. In 2016 he launched the Silver Line project, which aims to rehabilitate ex-offenders and those suffering from depression and anxiety. Moses talks to us about: The experience of being in prison and the cycle of reoffending What it was like to win SAS: Who Dares Wins Learning resilience through the school of hard knox... he knew it as ‘survival’. Your mindset will determine the outcome of any given circumstance. You can get hold of Moses on Twitter  @moses_ican You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Gabi: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach  Amelia: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell is our Editor / Life saver Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol. Logo design - DShaw & Co
01:07:06
October 1, 2020
Best of Season 1
These are our favourite moments from season 1.  We'll see you next Thursday for the start of season 2.  You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here: Instagram - @pivotpointspodcast www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter - @PivotPoints1 pivotpointspod@gmail.com www.gabriellamillercoach.com @gabriellamiller.coach  www.kinestheticacoaching.com @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell is our Editor / Life saver Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol. Logo design - DShaw & Co
01:15:59
September 24, 2020
MP Tulip Siddiq: Pivot Points does Politics
Today’s guest is MP, Tulip Siddiq - that’s right, we’ve gone political! Charismatic, sharp and charming, Tulip talks to us about: The pivots the Labour party have gone through over the last few years Antisemitism within the Labour party How she resigned her hard won front bench seat in protest of triggering Article 50 Why people told her she should stand for Bradford, rather than Hampstead and Kilburn (North London) Tulip Siddiq  has been in politics for 20 years, joining the Labour party at just 16 years old. She is the Labour Member of Parliament for Hampstead and Kilburn and Shadow Minister for Children and Early Years. Tulip grew up in her constituency and is a second generation Muslim Bangladeshi immigrant. Her grandfather was a founding father and the first president of Bangladesh. Whilst, her aunt is also the prime minister of Bangladesh (longest serving Bangladeshi prime minister). If you don’t know of Tulip hold on to your hat - she is charming, funny, and ever so… normal! She’s a woman of colour making a difference in her very white male world. You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here: Instagram - @pivotpointspodcast www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter - @PivotPoints1 pivotpointspod@gmail.com Gabi can be found: www.gabriellamillercoach.com @gabriellamiller.coach  Amelia can be found:  www.kinestheticacoaching.com @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell is our Editor / Life saver Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol. Logo design - DShaw & Co
54:02
September 3, 2020
Ciara Charteris: Friend then Foe; Acquaintance Rape
Today’s guest is 'Poldark' Actor, Ciara Charteris. She has very recently gone public with her experience of being raped, by a good friend of hers, 5 years ago. This is known as Acquaintance Rape. Ciara is an ex-actress, most notably on shows such as the BBC’s Poldark, After almost 10 years of acting Ciara moved into the business side of the industry, Ciara’s Rape and the recent betrayal and trauma surrounding it, changed her life irrevocably. Ciara now works as an ambassador for the incredible community 'I am Arla', fighting for women’s justice and using her story to help others. She has just accepted a place to study a Masters in The Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health As we speak several daily newspapers are reporting her story- using her 'I am Arla' article (below). She talks, for the first time, about the night in question and the rape. She speaks eloquently,  making the complex extremely simple. She challenges the rape myths the media and governmental agencies will have us believe i.e that rape is highly nuanced and complex; especially when the victim knows the rapist (known as acquaintance rape’, which makes up 90% of all rape cases). Ciara's Article: https://www.iamarla.com/post/ciara-charteris-story-it-s-time-to-take-the-power-back-and-this-is-just-my-beginning Interesting Article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/modern-day-slavery/201908/rape-myth-acceptance-leads-victim-blaming If you were triggered by any of the topics in this episode here are some highly recommended charities and helplines: RAINN - https://www.rainn.org/ https://rapecrisis.org.uk/ You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here: Insta - @pivotpointspodcast Twitter - @PivotPoints1  www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ pivotpointspod@gmail.com www.gabriellamillercoach.com @gabriellamiller.coach  www.kinestheticacoaching.com @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell is our Editor / Life saver Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol. Logo design - DShaw & Co
44:33
August 27, 2020
Stalked
This week we explore what happens when your pivot is forced upon you and your life is immeasurably altered… you need to run, hide, cut ties and pray for safety. On today’s episode, we hear one woman’s experience of being stalked for 2 years. She tells us of having to leave her life behind, working relentlessly to get him caught, the ensuing battle to get him prosecuted... And the ongoing impact it has on her. Today’s guest cannot be named for her own safety. This episode is a call to action and opens up a much needed conversation around how we need to put women’s safety at the forefront of society’s ‘things to really give a shit about’. The CPS, currently, does not.  If you find any of the topics discussed in this episode triggering, here are some recommended charities and helplines https://paladinservice.co.uk/ - 020 3866 4107 - info@paladinservice.co.uk https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/what-is-domestic-abuse/stalking/ https://www.suzylamplugh.org/ https://www.supportline.org.uk/ You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here: @pivotpointspodcast www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ pivotpointspod@gmail.com www.gabriellamillercoach.com @gabriellamiller.coach  www.kinestheticacoaching.com @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell is our Editor / Life saver Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol. Logo design - DShaw & Co
57:34
August 20, 2020
Sarah Castro MBE: The Black Jewish Experience
Sarah Castro MBE has over 20 years’ experience working with charities, local authorities and in social housing. Sarah has worked in some of London’s most disadvantaged communities and is currently an Independent Adviser to the Metropolitan Police during critical incidents, and acts as an independent observer on high-level operations. She also works with the Trident Gangs Unit on their community engagement strategy. This episode is a unique opportunity to hear someone, incredibly knowledgeable and eloquent, discuss what it is like to be a black Jew today and what happens when these two worlds, which are so often perceived to be like oil and water, come together. With headlines telling us that antisemitism is rife and our eyes being opened to the blatant and systemic racism all around us, this episode explores these issues from the inside and is not one to be missed. In this episode, Sarah talks to us about: The Black Lives Matter movement and how this is a “no go back moment” in time Wiley’s recent anti-semetic commentary How the Jewish and Black communities have more in common than sets them apart We cover generational trauma, non violent communication, how Jews became white, her work with drug wrecked communities and the power these communities have in the fight for their own standards of living So we cover a lot! You will fall off your chair with the blast of energy. Please do write in with your questions to pivotpointspod@gmail.com and we will get Sarah back on to answer these You can find Sarah on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-castro-mbe-frsa-ab971023/?originalSubdomain=uk You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here: @pivotpointspodcast www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ pivotpointspod@gmail.com www.gabriellamillercoach.com @gabriellamiller.coach  www.kinestheticacoaching.com @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell is our Editor / Life saver Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol. Logo design - DShaw & Co
54:00
August 13, 2020
Tal Ben-Shahar: The Art of Happiness & How to be Imperfect
Tal Ben-Shahar is an Author and Harvard University Lecturer.  He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership.  Today, Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multinational corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations. This episode is a learning experience on steroids!! With encyclopedic breadth we discuss the key to happiness, how to conquer perfectionism and, if you were to transcribe the episode, you would have a mic drop quote for every day of the year! We ask him about; What stops people pivoting in life? How to still be a high achiever, and understand when something is ‘good enough’ How we should view failure Quote gems: ‘What’s most personal is most general’ ‘Failure and success are not seen as synonymous’ ‘The Arrival Fallacy’ - a game changer concept. Resources. Mentions: Alain De Botton - https://www.alaindebotton.com/ Carl Rogers - http://carlrrogers.org/ Karen Horenie - The Neurotic Personality of Our Time Richard Wiseman - https://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/ Shirley Yuval-Yair - https://www.haaretz.com/1.5203440 Vicktor Frankell - https://www.pursuit-of-happiness.org/history-of-happiness/viktor-frankl/ Nestor - ‘Breathe’ - https://www.mrjamesnestor.com/breath Wim Hof - Iceman - https://www.wimhofmethod.com/ Ben Zander - https://www.ted.com/talks/benjamin_zander_the_transformative_power_of_classical_music/up-next?language=en
01:14:49
August 6, 2020
Trailer: Tal Ben Shahar
A trailer for our eye opening conversation with Tal Ben Shahar,  Author and Harvard University lecturer.   He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership.  His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and have appeared on best-sellers lists around the world. VERY worth tuning in! Full episode released on Thursday.
04:14
August 4, 2020
Jess Rad: Miscarriage & Menopause
Jess Rad is the founder of ‘The WomenHood’, which connects women on the issues that matter to help them navigate womanhood. Her mission is to empower women with the knowledge, mindset and toolkit to make positive changes in their lives. This episode really opened our eyes to the unspoken aspects of womanhood: miscarriage and premature menopause. How have we gone this long? It’s like a weird Fight Club mentality - you can’t talk about the trauma - you just have to be with it and allow it to beat you up. Well, NO MORE says Jess Rad! She has bravely opened up the conversation through her own experiences. She asks to be heard and not told how to feel. And lets us know how to speak to people who have gone through similar life events. The episode is also informative from a medical perspective. She bust myths around HRT, what the 34 (yes, 34) side effects of menopause are (spoiler, not just hot flashes!), that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage, they are painful, traumatic and, invariably, unsupported by medical staff. This episode is a heavy subject with a lightness of touch that makes it accessible and human. Resources: Amazing Menopause doctor on a mission, Dr Louise Newson - https://instagram.com/menopause_doctor?igshid=kew31qrxf32q Liz Earle, wellbeing warrior, brilliant podcast - https://open.spotify.com/show/5YLl0cJmNFUzP6Ow5Uiroo?si=b6yohF1tSJiIcYyFh3kHTA Lost Connections book by Johann Hari - about root causes of depression and anxiety HRT replacement - gel on thighs not as a pill! With Alva has a very useful menopause assessment: https://withalva.com/menopause-assessment If you have been affected by the discussion around miscarriage, Tommy's do wonderful work in supporting women https://www.tommys.org/ Find Jess Rad here: https://www.instagram.com/thewomen_hood/ You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here: @pivotpointspodcast www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ pivotpointspod@gmail.com Gabi: www.gabriellamillercoach.com @gabriellamiller.coach  Amelia: www.kinestheticacoaching.com @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell is our Editor / Life saver Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol. Logo design - DShaw & Co
48:51
July 30, 2020
Trailer: Jess Rad- The WomenHood
This week we shine a spotlight on the hushed pain points of many families, miscarriages and menopause.  We meet Jess Rad, founder of The WomenHood (https://www.instagram.com/missjessrad/) and we speak about the unspoken. Jess is thoughtful, wise and candid as she shares her experiences. She is hosting an 'Unspoken Session'  on Money Confidence; on Thursday 30th July. You can join her by registering here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-unspoken-sessions-money-confidence-tickets-112435710236?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
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July 28, 2020
Jason Goldberg: Redesigning Your Life
We’re joined by Jason Goldberg; entrepreneur, author of best selling book 'Prison Break', TEDx speaker and a rapper, who once opened for the Woo Tang Clan (yes, true). Jason is gifted with wisdom and intellect, which he relays with an entertaining lightness that makes this episode unmissable. Listen to this episode if you: Want to understand a new way to relate to negative emotions Need a lesson in self trust Are ready to make changes that stick Soooooo many ‘mic drop’ moments. Gabi and Amelia were clearly in awe / getting their heads round some mind bending concepts / falling a little bit in love. Jason has pivoted in more ways than one, which has brought him some awe inspiring insights and teachings that he shares with us. Physically losing over 9 stone in weight, getting a divorce after 10 years of marriage, leaving behind an extremely successful career to take the leap into entrepreneurship and, moving across the country to start a new life. The power in Jason’s pivots comes from the fact he has been able to study them with such conscious objectivity. They have formed the foundation of his work today which is insightful, accessible and life changing. This episode is filled with humour, warmth, humanness and wisdom that will leave you thinking, re-thinking and questioning. He has been generous enough to provide our listeners with a free copy of his book 'Prison Break', which you can download via this link: http://GetPrisonBreak.com/PivotPoints. We have read/listened to it and it comes highly recommended. People he mentioned in the episode: Byron Katie - https://thework.com/ Eckhart Tolle - https://eckharttolle.com/ Christian Michaelson - https://christianmickelsen.com/ Viktor E. Frankl - Man's Search for Meaning.  Ashley Stahl - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRtBHF-WPpM Mind Valley - https://www.mindvalley.com You see more of Jason here: http://www.thejasongoldberg.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonrgoldberg/ https://www.instagram.com/TheJasonGoldberg/ https://www.youtube.com/user/meometry https://www.facebook.com/TheJasonGoldberg/ https://twitter.com/jasonthespeaker You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here: @pivotpointspodcast  //  www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ //  pivotpointspod@gmail.com www.gabriellamillercoach.com  www.kinestheticacoaching.com 
01:04:31
July 23, 2020
Trailer: Jason Goldberg
Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect on Thursday when we’re joined by the wonderful Jason Goldberg - http://www.thejasongoldberg.com/ Listen to this episode if you: Want to understand a new way to relate to negative emotions Need a lesson in self trust Are ready to make changes that stick We fell a little (#alot) in love with him. We know you will too. 
05:58
July 21, 2020
Hollie Holden: Mother, Midwife, Poet, Philosopher, Teacher, Noticer
This week we’re joined by the effervescent Hollie Holden. If you haven’t fallen in love with her by the end of this episode, we’ll give you your money back! This episode is for you, if you struggle with perfectionism, or you struggle with finding the silver lining during the hard times, or you find change crippling. Even as big pivot fans ourselves; she mirrored back to us how important it is to reflect upon our pivot points - learn to love them (however hard they were/are) and move through them. She talks about pivots as a gateway. And that in order for something to be born something else must die, meaning pivots must have a moment of mourning and celebration. We need to stay soft at these times, to let the new in. She speaks of herself as a midwife - helping new ideas and change into the world - with support and love. She speaks of motherhood - ‘allowing another human to unfold’. There is no point wishing a ‘tulip bulb will grow to be a rose’. She asks beautiful, insightful questions such as: How can we be loved into our next pivot?, How do I work with what I’ve been given?, What’s the gift here?, What’s the invitation’ Find her here: http://www.hollieholden.me/ @hollieholdenloves Resources she also mentioned: Her non religious spiritual practice is based in ‘A Course in Miracles’ - it’s an awakening spiritual path. Found here: https://acim.org/acim/ Enneagram: https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/type-descriptions (Brene Brown does a podcast on this in Unlocking Us - this is the institute she recommends) Rudolf Steiner - biographical counselling: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biography_Work Robert Holden, author of ‘Loveability’ (and Hollie’s husband, who runs workshops with her): https://www.robertholden.com/loveability/ You can find us here: @pivotpointspodcast www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast pivotpointspod@gmail.com Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com @gabriellamiller.coach  Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com @kinesthetica_coaching Editor / Life saver - Rob Sell Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also known as Alix Kol. Logo design - DShaw & Co
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July 16, 2020
Trailer: Hollie Holden
This week we’re joined by Hollie Holden. Have a listen to this week’s mini pivot to get to know her a little ahead of the full episode on Thursday. Gabi shares how Hollie was part of her own life changing pivot point and you hear content that isn't shared in the main interview released this week. Hollie was so interesting before we even got started - we decided to share some of that footage too! If you fancy a pre-read: http://www.hollieholden.me/
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July 14, 2020
Lennie Ware: Teaching Us Table Manners
This week's guest is one half of the ‘Table Manners’ podcast - Lennie Ware. A fiercely fabulous Mama Bear, Lennie Ware is a mother, social worker and celebrity podcaster (with her daughter Jessie Ware on 'Table Manners') Lennie talks to us about her life, her childhood, her 45 years in social work, raising 3 wonderfully successful children, how lockdown has affected her and how she finds her side hustle career - cooking and interviewing A-List celebrities in her kitchen. Funny, smart, interesting, sharp and brilliant, Lennie is a dream to speak to. This is her first solo podcast experience and we felt honoured to have it be with us. We learn about going with the flow, that traditional family structures aren’t a prerequisite  for traditional family values, and being unattached to what your children do with their lives can have the most empowering and successful results. If you’re unsure about whether you want to have children, this episode may be the deciding factor. Lennie’s love for her family and being a mother and grandmother, shine through everything she shares. Table Manners Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/table-manners-with-jessie-ware/id1305228910 Table Manners Cookbook https://www.waterstones.com/book/table-manners-the-cookbook/jessie-ware/lennie-ware/9781529105209 Jessie Ware's album - don't be like the French guy -you know Lennie will seek and destroy you if you don't buy it legit!  https://www.jessieware.com/ You can get Gabi & Amelia here: @pivotpointspodcast pivotpointspod@gmail.com www.gabriellamillercoach.com @gabriellamiller.coach  www.kinestheticacoaching.com @kinesthetica_coaching Credits to: Rob Sell is our Editor / Life saver Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol. Logo design - DShaw & Co
47:55
July 9, 2020
Trailer: Lennie Ware
The pubs are open again... and yet we didn't go - wtf? But Gabi & Amelia's Mums' did! Speaking of awesome Mum's -  here's a sneaky peak at our Lennie Ware episode released this week. 
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July 7, 2020
Thomas 'Woody' Woodland: The Enlightened Addict
In today's episode we're joined by Woody; and boy! was this an enlightening conversation! It stretched our minds and made us question everything including our own thinking.  If you're interested to hear about someone who totally transformed their life, this episode is for you. From addict to guru, he talks to us about his years of addiction to drink and drugs, his time in rehab and his subsequent, awakening and sobriety. Woody worked in Private Equity, driven by money, success and a rock n roll lifestyle, before radically changing his life. He now coaches high performing individuals and lives in an (almost) constant state of peace... yes, you heard that right. Woody teaches us so much in this episode: We have inherent resilience. Our external experiences do not create our internal experience. (It's a mind bending concept in a lot of ways - but stick with it!) The power of thought - 'I don't have to feel what I'm thinking'. Pause a minute and take that in... you are not your thoughts Enthusiasm for life is within. We often don't realise it's us. We assume it's the external circumstances. Life is not an outside-in experience. Towards the end of the episode, we also discuss how Woody’s enlightened state of mind can marry up with the anger and outrage over such potent issues like Black Lives Matter: He notes - we don't make good decisions when we're mad, sad or worried. People mistake peace for inaction. Actually peace is inspired action. We have two states - stuck ‘in your thinking’ or ‘in life’. What we THINK is up for grabs. In short, our default is we feel what we think; but we are at choice to tell ourselves otherwise. Resources (from Woody himself!): - Syd Banks has lots of videos (I think 3 video series and many other individual ones) on YouTube and on www.sydbanks.com - If you want to get a feel for what the 3 Principles then the best thing to do is listen to Syd - just don't try to understand it intellectually. Look beyond the words to the Truth of it, we have to look within to understand it - 'Within' or 'inside' is a metaphor for beyond the physical world, beyond what any of us can conceive - Syd also wrote 6 books about this understanding Other amazing coaches / teachers mentioned: - Micahel Neill,  Dr George Pransky (Michael's mentor),  Dr Joe Bailey,  Dr Bill Pettit I also love Dr Dicken Bettinger, Cathy Casey, Judy Sedgman, Elsie Spittle.  You can find Woody: www.woodlandgrowth.com  thomas@woodlandgrowth.com  https://www.instagram.com/thomas.woodland/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomaswoodland/ And us: @pivotpointspodcast pivotpointspod@gmail.com Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com @gabriellamiller.coach  and Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com @kinesthetica_coaching Our Editor / Life saver - Rob Sell Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol. Logo design - DShaw & Co
43:30
July 2, 2020
Rabbi Jeremy Gordon: Embracing Fallibility
Rabbi Jeremy Gordon who is the Rabbi at New London Synagogue in St Johns Wood. Rabbi Jeremy graduated with a first class honours degree in Law from Cambridge University before going on to work in television. He subsequently went on to become a Rabbi, studying at the Hebrew University, the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem and the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. While in New York, Rabbi Jeremy trained as a hospital Chaplain and spent many hours working as a Chaplain with the Red Cross in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks On this episode he speaks about  ~ humans are built for imperfection. ~ there is strength in softness. ~ living in alignment with your values can look rebellious! ~ leadership of a community. ~ pivoting out of COVID. Stay on after the interview as we revisit Rabbi Jeremy to comment on the Black Lives Matter movement which covers his optimism about humans in a change process. Here's a link to Rabbi Jeremy's blog http://rabbionanarrowbridge.blogspot.com/ This is where you can find him - https://www.newlondon.org.uk/about-us/religous-leadership/rabbi/ He mentions:  Rabbi Louis Jacobs - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Jacobs Ben Okri, Poet and Author - https://www.ft.com/content/f89f39ec-ab3b-11ea-a766-7c300513fe47 This is us: @pivotpointspodcast pivotpointspod@gmail.com You can Gabi Miller here: www.gabriellamillercoach.com @gabriellamiller.coach  and Amelia Saberwal here: www.kinestheticacoaching.com @kinesthetica_coaching Our Editor / Life saver - Rob Sell Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol. Logo design - DShaw & Co
57:06
June 25, 2020
Louise Blyth: Life After Death
Louise Blyth is a mother of two young boys and an author who has just realised her memoir ‘Hope is Coming’ It tells of her husband's journey from his bowel cancer diagnosis to his passing away. When he was diagnosed their boys were just 2 years and 8 months old. He went through 8 rounds of chemotherapy but sadly passed away within a year of diagnosis. What runs in parallel to the story of George’s illness is the story of Louise finding her spirituality, taking her on a path from trauma to peace. She writes through prose, letters and prayers to her husband and to God. Her book gives its readers an insight into the vulnerability of terminal illness. It tells of hope in a dark place and gives an enlightened perspective around grief, loss and the difficult conversations these bring. In this episode she focuses on the diagnosis moment, finding her faith and the pivotal points after his death and it’s subsequent parallels with the global grief we feel in Coronavirus. Hope Is Coming is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hope-Coming-story-grief-gratitude/dp/1916332900 You can find Louise here: https://www.instagram.com/louise_blyth/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/louise-blyth-207a7a49/ This is us: @pivotpointspodcast pivotpointspod@gmail.com You can Gabi Miller here: www.gabriellamillercoach.com @gabriellamiller.coach  and Amelia Saberwal here: www.kinestheticacoaching.com @kinesthetica_coaching Our Editor / Life saver - Rob Sell  Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol. Logo design - DShaw & Co
48:06
June 18, 2020
Trailer: Louise Blyth, Author of 'Hope is Coming'
This trailer is a letter read by Louise to her late husband. It's an extract from 'Hope Is Coming', Louise's book released in April this year.   The full episode of us exploring her Pivot Points is released on Thursday 18th June.  Louise Blyth is a mother of two young boys and an author who has just realised her memoir ‘Hope is Coming’  It tells of her husband's journey from his bowel cancer diagnosis to his passing away. When he was diagnosed their boys were just 2 years and 8 months old. He went through 8 rounds of chemotherapy but sadly passed away within a year of diagnosis. What runs in parallel to the story of George’s illness is the story of Louise finding her spirituality, taking her on a path from trauma to peace. She writes through prose, letters and prayers to her husband and to God. Her book gives its readers an insight into the vulnerability of terminal illness. It tells of hope in a dark place and gives an enlightened perspective around grief, loss and the difficult conversations these bring. In this episode she focuses on the diagnosis moment, finding her faith and the pivotal points after his death and its subsequent parallels with the global grief we feel in Coronavirus. Hope Is Coming is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hope-Coming-story-grief-gratitude/dp/1916332900 You can find Louise here: https://www.instagram.com/louise_blyth/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/louise-blyth-207a7a49/
04:34
June 16, 2020
Ebony-Jewel Rainford- Brent: From Wounded to World Cup Winner
Ebony is a World Cup Winning Cricketer, who was the first black woman to play for the England Team. Now retired from playing, she is a Broadcaster, Motivational Speaker and Performance Coach. She talks to us about her pivot points, from an injury that almost ended her career before it had even begun, retiring from sport with no clear next step and what death has taught her about how to live.  Ebony hosts her own podcast - the Art of Success and you can follow her on instagram @ebonyjewelrainfordbrent  You can Gabi & Amelia here: @pivotpointspodcast pivotpointspod@gmail.com www.gabriellamillercoach.com @gabriellamiller.coach  www.kinestheticacoaching.com @kinesthetica_coaching Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol.
48:28
June 2, 2020
Trailer
Welcome to Pivot Points, the bi monthly podcast which explores, celebrates and normalises the twits, turns and changes of course in life.  You can find us here:  @pivotpointspodcast pivotpointspod@gmail.com www.gabriellamillercoach.com @gabriellamiller.coach  www.kinestheticacoaching.com @kinesthetica_coaching Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol.
01:55
May 29, 2020