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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

Enjoy!

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

Enjoy

Claire

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Ep 3 with Elaine Hopkins

Claire Taylor

Welcome to the Story Mill podcast series – Thriving Beyond Stress & Burnout. In this episode, Claire Taylor talks with Elaine Hopkins – Writer & Walker.

Elaine had a thirty-five-year corporate career as a copywriter before embarking on a new journey.

IMG_0668In our talk, Elaine shares the poignant story of how she has overcome debilitating back pain, migraines and her lifelong battle with dyspraxia to emerge as a prodigious walker and inspiring writer.

She shares her discoveries in closed facebook group – dailydiscoveries  (ask to join) and on instagram @elainehopkins_writerandwalker

Elaine is currently writing a book in which she shares the story of her mystical journey.

You can find follow Elaine’s work and at www.elainehopkinsauthor.com

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

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Ep 2 with Gabrielle Treanor

Claire Taylor

Claire Taylor

Gabrielle-Treanor-headshotWelcome to the Story Mill podcast series – Thriving Beyond Stress & Burnout. In this episode, Claire Taylor talks with Gabrielle Treanor who describes herself as an Ambassador for Happiness.

Gabrielle shares her story of moving from a successful career in children’s publishing, that had lost its sparkle, to a creating two heart-centered businesses. First, Gabrielle created a stationery business designing her own inspiring pieces which you can find at www.thegreengables.co.uk

More recently, Gabrielle has created a personal wellness business www.gabrielletreanor.com which was inspired by her own journey of learning to befriend the anxiety she’s experienced since childhood. She runs e-courses with one starting on Feb 13th 2017 – www.gabrielletreanor.com/courses/choosinghappiness

Gabrielle also has an abundance of free resources available in ‘The Nook of Inspiration” on her website.

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

Enjoy!

Claire

Co-founder, The Story Mill

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Ep 1 with Angela Steel

Thriving Beyond Stress and Burnout – Claire Taylor with Angela Steel

Claire Taylor

Claire Taylor

Welcome to the Story Mill podcast series – Thriving Beyond Stress & Burnout. In this episode Claire Taylor talks with Angela Steel, founder of Super Wellness, a company that specializes in nutrition-centered wellbeing.

Angela Steel - Super Wellness

Angela Steel – Super Wellness

Angela shares the inspiring story of how she made the shift from a dissatisfying career in corporate marketing to building a thriving nutrition business. Angela also shares simple lifestyle tips you can begin today to boost your energy and performance. For more information on nutrition centered wellbeing go to www.superwellness.co.uk

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

Enjoy!

Claire
Co-founder – The Story Mill

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