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Ep 14 with Tania Elfersy

Claire Taylor

Claire Taylor

Welcome to the Story Mill podcast series – Thriving Beyond Stress & Burnout.  In this episode, Claire Taylor talks with Tania Elfersy – Author, Publisher and Founder of The Wiser Woman Project.

Tania worked in a busy corporate role playing at the top of her game and travelling the world.  She was already at the point of burnout when she became pregnant with her first child.  Her workload got even bigger as she pregnancy continued.

She struggled to have a meaningful conversation with her employers about her needs as a heavily pregnant woman and her aspirations to balance her career with child rearing after her maternity break.

Tania took an extended maternity break, never returned to the corporate world and three children later, she decided to collate stories from other women about their experiences of balancing motherhood, relationships and career.

Together with a co-author, they conducted research and within nine months they had collated several stories from women about their experiences of motherhood.  They discovered that women find it hard to talk about motherhood.

The result of their research was an award-winning book, Purple Leaves, Red Cherries.Tania Elfersy profile a1

Then, as Tania moved into her 40’s, she found herself in a new dilemma with a collection of baffling physical symptoms.  Tania realised that she had reached perimenopause (a period of change of up to 10 years that precedes menopause) and at first she thought her fluctuating hormones were at the root of her symptoms.

However, as her research continued she discovered something else that changed everything.  Tania’s intriguing discovery has led to the work she now does with The Wiser Woman project.

Listen to our conversation below to hear Tania’s story and more about her work with women in their forties.

You can follow Tania’s work on www.thewiserwoman.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 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

Enjoy!

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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