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Ep 13 with Karen Miller Williams

Claire Taylor

Claire Taylor

Welcome to the Story Mill podcast series – Thriving Beyond Stress & Burnout.  In this episode, Claire Taylor talks with Karen Miller Williams – Three Principles Nurse & founder of New Perspectives Services.

Karen worked in a hospital intensive care unit.  Despite the busyness of the ICU, Karen didn’t consider that she was stressed.  The back stabbing, snapping, griping, complaining and lack of helpfulness that sometimes happened between the nurses was just how things were.  However, they all found it unpleasant.

The nurses invited a psychologist who was helping their patients to also work with the nursing team.  Through this work, Karen discovered a paradigm called 3 Principles that shed light on the human operating system.

She realised that most of us have a misunderstanding about where our experience comes from.  Our experience is created from the inside-out rather than outside-in.

Seeing the inside-out nature of the human experience changed everything for Karen and the other nurses in the unit.

The new understanding had a profoundly positive impact on how they related to each other and to their patients.  Stress levels plummeted and the ICU became a more supportive and warmer place to work.

Karen has continued to delve deeper into the inside-out nature of the human experience and has for many years taught this simple but powerful understanding to her clients.

Listen to Karen’s inspiring story in our podcast conversation below and you’ll feel her serene energy.  Karen also talks about the 3 Principles understanding that changed everything for her.

You can follow Karen’s work on www.threeprinciplesnurse.com

Meanwhile, you can find out more about business storytelling on www.thestorymill.co.uk

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Claire

Co-founder – The Story Mill

 

 

 

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EP 12 with Claire Brooker

Claire Taylor

Claire Taylor

Welcome to the Story Mill podcast series – Thriving Beyond Stress & Burnout. In this episode, Claire Taylor talks with Claire Brooker – Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner.

Claire shares the story of how, as a high achieving graduate, she went from university into a fast paced all-consuming corporate career in The City in London.  Her health began to suffer and eventually, she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue.

Unable to take care of herself, Claire had to move back to her parents home.

She spent a year desperately seeking something to help her return to health & wellness.

The turning point came when Claire’s doctor told her that she’d probably never get well.  It stopped her looking beyond herself for ways to recover.  Claire Coach Photo 2

Another year passed and Claire’s second turning point appeared in the form of a therapy called The Lightning Process.

Thankfully, she recovered from chronic fatigue and now buzzes with life and energy. She went on to spend ten years working for Phil Parker, the founder of the programme that led to her recovery.

However, now Claire runs her own practice, creates her own techniques and works with people who are suffering from stress & burnout.  Her take on burnout is refreshing in that she believes it is a necessary catalyst for transformation.

Claire is also a talented artist who loves to paint canvasses with bold colours and textures.  “Art is my soul,” she says.

She brings art and creativity into to her work helping others to get unstuck in life and find their true nature too.

Listen to Claire’s inspiring story on our podcast conversation below.  You can follow her work on; www.claire-brooker.com

Meanwhile, you can find out more about business storytelling on www.thestorymill.co.uk

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Claire

Co-founder – The Story Mill

 

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Ep 11 with John El-Mokadem

Claire Taylor

Claire Taylor

Welcome to the Story Mill podcast series – Thriving Beyond Stress & Burnout. In this episode, Claire Taylor talks with John El-Mokadem – a Breakthrough Coach.

John worked in IT for a corporate Management Consultancy.  He shares how he experienced life as stressful and at the time attributed it to his work.

Despite being young, fit and healthy he succumbed to chronic fatigue.  The illness overshadowed his life and relationships.  He tried umpteen ways to get well with marginal effect. IMG_7962

In time, John discovered a profound understanding regarding the inside-out nature of life.

He found that being in resistance to life and wanting to control everything can be at the root of ill health.

John recovered from a seven-year cycle of ill health.  He now works with others to help them to break through debilitating life, relationship and health, problems including chronic fatigue.

John is also working on a study (in people with chronic fatigue) to create data that shows how simply understanding the inside-out nature of life can transform people’s relationships, wellbeing and happiness.

Listen to John’s incredible story below.  You can follow his work on www.breakthroughthat.com

Meanwhile, you can find out more about business storytelling on www.thestorymill.co.uk

Enjoy!

Claire

Co-founder – The Story Mill

 

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Ep 10 with Annabel Fisher

Claire Taylor

Claire Taylor

Welcome to the Story Mill podcast series – Thriving Beyond Stress & Burnout.  In this episode, Claire Taylor talks with Annabel Fisher who is a No Fluff Breakthrough Coach.

Annabel remembers always wanting to help people.  When she choose to teach as her profession Annabel believed she’d had found her purpose.  Her laudable desire to help her students, however, turned into workaholism which eventually led to chronic fatigue.

Annabel recovered from her CF using EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Matrix Reimprinting.  She subsequently became a Coach & Trainer using and teaching these techniques.  Annabel poured herself into this new work in an all-consuming fashion for the next the next decade – helping people overcome all kinds of challenges.

But once again Annabel had an alarming wake-up call.  She discovered she was seriously ill with cancer in August 2015.   A flashback of her life showed how her ‘go it alone’ nature had drained her. Annabel Fisher - White Background

Annable surrendered to the tough road to recovery that lay ahead and opened herself up to the help she needed.

Today, thankfully, Annabel is full of life.

Her healing journey is a testament to the power of love, the genius of medicine, the miracle of nature and the art of receiving that Annabel learnt along the way.

Listen to Annabel’s wonderful story in our podcast conversation below.

You can follow Annabel’s work on www.annabelfisher.com

Meanwhile, you can find out more about business storytelling on www.thestorymill.co.uk

Enjoy!

Claire

Co-founder – The Story Mill

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Ep 9 with Kim Kaase

Claire Taylor

Claire Taylor

Welcome to the Story Mill podcast series – Thriving Beyond Stress & Burnout.  In this episode, Claire Taylor talks with Kim Kaase – a Transformative Business Coach.

Kim was ambitious from an early age and believed that giving ‘everything’ to her job was the only way to achieve her goals.  Her work became all-consuming as she worked 12-13 hour days.

Kim’s evenings and weekends were spent recovering from her busy week, leaving little energy left for her family.  In an industry that continuously moved faster and faster Kim kept driving herself to keep up.

She also shouldered all the responsibility while passing all the credit for successes to her teams.

The irony was that Kim was placing all this pressure on herself.Head Shot KK

Eventually, Kim’s health was impacted by her total focus on work and lack of self-care.  After a couple of emergency trips to the hospital, she began to realise that the pressure cooker she was working in was unsustainable.

The last straw came when a contract that she and her teams had worked on for months never materialised.

Kim had an epiphany and knew it was time to change.

She left her corporate job and started to build a coaching practice. It wasn’t easy to shift from her fast-paced life to one that was more balanced, peaceful and successful.

It was only when Kim discovered a new understanding about life, that everything fundamentally changed for her.  The new perspective also changed her coaching practice and is now at the heart of her transformative coaching approach.

Listen to Kim’s story in our podcast conversation below and find out what she discovered and how she now helps her clients to transform their businesses and lives.

You can follow Kim’s work at www.life-leap.com

Meanwhile, you can find out more about business storytelling on www.thestorymill.co.uk

Enjoy!

Claire

Co-founder – The Story Mill

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Ep 8 with Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan

Claire Taylor

Claire Taylor

Welcome to the Story Mill podcast series – Thriving Beyond Stress & Burnout.  In this episode, Claire Taylor talks with Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan.  Nerina is a Sleep & Energy Expert & Author.

Nerina struggled with sleep from childhood.  As an adult, her pattern of disrupted sleep and energy continued.

Although a high performer in her work, Nerina found herself on what she describes as a self-destruct mission.  Eventually, she succumbed to a breakdown which led Nerina to realise that she’d been numbing out painful feelings.  Nerina

She began her journey to recovery with the help of therapy and medication.

In time, however, Nerina walked away from everything she’d known and went to Australia.  In Mary Ryan’s bookshop in Brisbane, Nerina began to write and connect deeply with herself.

That journey transformed Nerina’s life and work. Her personal battle with sleep and energy management morphed into the gift she now shares.

Listen to our conversation in this episode of Thriving Beyond Stress & Burnout to hear Nerina’s story.

You can follow Nerina’s work or get in touch with her on www.DrNerina.com

Meanwhile, you can find out more about business storytelling on www.thestorymill.co.uk

Enjoy!

Claire

Co-founder – The Story Mill

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Ep 7 with Yvonne Hardiman

Claire Taylor

Claire Taylor

Welcome to the Story Mill podcast series – Thriving Beyond Stress & Burnout. In this episode, Claire Taylor talks with Yvonne Hardiman.  Yvonne is a Human Resources Consultant and Ambassador for Slow Living & Slow Fashion.

She shares how she experienced stress & burnout during the recession. Her role involved making people redundant and helping them cope with the emotional turmoil and practicalities of the change.  And all that, whilst caring for her elderly parents until they passed away.  Yvonne Hardiman-3

The episode in Yvonne’s life triggered her own transition into a new way of working and living.  It took a while and there were obstacles to navigate and things to learn.

But today, Yvonne’s life is more balanced and fun as she knits together her work in HR with nurturing her creativity.

Listen to Yvonne’s story below.

You can follow Yvonne’s work on www.onepurlrow.com and on Instagram @onepurlrow

Meanwhile, you can find out more about business storytelling on www.thestorymill.co.uk

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Claire

Co-founder – The Story Mill

 

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Ep 6 with Karen Auld

Claire Taylor

Claire Taylor

Welcome to the Story Mill podcast series – Thriving Beyond Stress & Burnout. In this episode, Claire Taylor talks with Karen Auld who is a Learning & Development Consultant & Coach.

Karen enjoyed a long corporate career.  However, a few years ago she experienced stress & burnout.  At the time she attributed her experience to challenges within the organisation in which she was working,

However, after stepping outside corporate life to pursue her own work, Karen discovered a simple truth that changed everything.  KA Image Gean House cropped

Then, Karen surprised even herself when she took on a huge corporate change management project.

She found that the simple truth she’d learned transformed her experience of corporate life.  Listen to Karen’s story below.

You can contact Karen Auld on Linked In and remember to reference this podcast if you invite her to connect.

And you can find out more about business storytelling at www.thestorymill.co.uk.

Enjoy!

Claire

Co-founder – The Story Mill

 

 

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Ep 5 with Jean Storlie

Claire Taylor

Claire Taylor

Welcome to the Story Mill podcast series – Thriving Beyond Stress & Burnout. In this episode, Claire Taylor talks with fellow storyteller, Jean Storlie who is a Business Storytelling Consultant.

Jean enjoyed a career – initially as a dietitian and laterally in the corporate world. After nine great years with the company, Jean found herself in a role she didn’t relish for umpteen reasons.   Storlie_Jean

With three children to support, her husband at law school and four more years required in the company for Jean’s pension to mature, she found herself trapped by golden handcuffs.  Jean felt frustrated and unhappy, at times, even bordering on depression.

To find out how Jean navigated from her a corporate career that had become wholly dissatisfying to creating her inspiring business…listen to Jean’s story below.

You can connect with Jean and follow here work on www.storlietelling.com.

And, if you’d like to find out more about business storytelling at The Story Mill you can do so on www.thestorymill.co.uk

Meanwhile, enjoy our conversation!

Claire

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Ep 4 with Patrick Wu

Claire Taylor

Claire Taylor

Welcome to the Story Mill podcast series – Thriving Beyond Stress & Burnout. In this episode, Claire Taylor talks with Patrick Wu who describes himself as a Dating Philosopher.

Patrick was in the early stages of a career as a recruiter with one of the world biggest IT solutions companies.  One day, Patrick’s employers made him an offer that he almost couldn’t refuse.  But, something was bubbling away in Patrick’s personal life.  While his career was going well Patrick was having limited success in creating romantic relationships with women.

Around the same time, Patrick met a woman who was a match-maker and realised that while he matched people with work – she matched people for love.

Patrick’s interest was piqued.val-westover-photography-4319 He walked away from his employer to learn more about how to create great romantic relationships. He has since built a business helping other guys to create successful relationships too.  On his journey, Patrick discovered a simple truth about creating connections that changed not only his ability to make great romantic relationships but what he learned has enriched every area of his life including his work.  He has written a book The Art of Wooing.

Listen to our podcast conversation to hear Patrick’s story and the simple understanding that changed everything for him which he now teaches in his programmes.

Patrick now has a business www.Wooist.com where he offers programmes aimed at men who want to become better at creating romantic relationships with women.

To listen to more podcast stories and learn more about business storytelling go to www.thestorymill.co.uk

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Claire

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