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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Episode 5: Lennie Ware: Pivot Points with 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
Mini Pivot: 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. 
05:10
July 7, 2020
Episode 4: Thomas 'Woody' Woodland
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
Episode 3: Rabbi Jeremy Gordon
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
Episode 2: Louise Blyth
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
Episode 1: Ebony-Jewel Rainford- Brent
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.
01:54
May 29, 2020