“Everyone has their story. Everyone. And that includes me”. That was the key takeaway from one of the wonderful participants in the #StorytellingWithPuck week for 2021. They weren’t alone with these feelings. From the 140+ stories that people shared across the week, not one was boring. Each story made us feel. Many of the participants this year asked us to find a way of continuing the Storytelling with Puck feeling. We couldn’t deny that request so here, for you, and for us, is the Storytelling with Puck Podcast.
It seemed like all the hard work was paying off. Bill and Melinda Gates had offered a scholarship, her grades had met all expectations and she was ready to make herself known to the world. Sadly, for Claudia Miller, the world hit her first and she learned that she had to be ready for any challenge that lay ahead. In episode 13 of Series 2 of the Storytelling with Puck Podcast, we talk about how Claudia got to where she is today, what she does to help others to get the career they deserve as well as how Claudia balances life and work. There are too many other areas to cover in this introduction so you’ll just have to listen.
If you’re looking for a new career path or if you’re just interested in finding out more about Claudia, you can find her details below:
When was the last time you slept in a tent, hoping that a hyena would visit? No, us neither but this week's guest, Mark Kingston Jones has a story about that. We also talk about whether animals should be in captivity, how he had a slightly unusual "real animals in the wild" experience and how Team Building with Bite is a little different. Ready to listen? Go on, be an animal.
Get on Mark’s wild side and find him using the links below:
What a life. The excitement, the adventure, the near misses, the big hits, the rollercoasters, the injuries, the twists, the turns, the intrigue, the adrenalin rush, the power, the celebrity meetings, the clamour, the list goes on! To top it all off, her Dad was a stunt man too and that’s where this episode of the Storytelling with Puck Podcast starts. Get ready to listen to this marvellous lady, Jackie Goddard in episode 11. It’ll be worth it.
Once you’re done, make sure you pop over to Power to Speak, Jackie’s very own podcast where she interviews amazing creatives from all over the world. You can find the link to this and the other ways to discover Jackie below:
If every day is history, how does anyone choose which history to exhibit in the Canadian Museum of History? There's a lot to it but there is a process. So much goes into those displays that we get to indulge in or occasionally even pass by but when you have a mission that really matters to you, it's all worthwhile. Listen to Dean F. Oliver as he tells us what it takes to put on an exhibit about Afghanistan during the Afghan war, how he describes the importance of stories in explaining history, why fairies matter and so much more.
You can talk to Dean right now, in the present. Find his details below:
Imagine. That's how this episode starts but some of the incredible subject areas and stories that Gill McKay touches on in this episode can sometimes be hard to imagine. Blue lips, blue fingernails, being different, being unique, working with the mind, working on our minds, future thinking, future planning and that's before we even mention neuroscience. Curious? It's time to start listening to Gill.
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Janine Coombes, our guest for this episode has often worn a wig. Her initial story involves wigs. It also involves her own hair, as you will hear but for certain situations, you can't just cover over the cracks. With marketing and branding, what happens when you base your whole business at the offer level? What happens when you're not clear about what you do?
Where can you find all of Janine's juicy offers? Find the details below:
Stop completely. Take a beat as our magnificent guest, Rory Berry says. It doesn't have to be long, maybe just 20 seconds. Maybe you can get back to it or maybe you can take a bit more time to play. Whatever you do, taking those breaks, investing in stories and allowing yourself to have fun again will have serious benefits to your work and life. Listen to Rory in episode 7 of Series 2 of the Storytelling with Puck Podcast to find out more.
Roar into Rory’s world by clicking on the links below:
Divide, conquer, escape, reflect, be empathetic, be understanding, come up with solutions, agree, disagree, do it all with kindness. Episode 6 of Series 2 of the Storytelling with Puck podcast tells a story of power, chaos and everything in between. A model, an actor, a talent manager and a curious creature, what happens when "too much" curiosity stops the conversation? Joey Sordyl explores his internal conflicts, the division in the wider world and his ideas for a better one.
To find out more about Joey, his views and his work in the world of music management, click on the links below:
When you're howling at the moon, are you thinking about the Christmas Turkey? Probably not but Shelley Wilson works in the world of fantasy fiction when she's not supporting authors of both fiction and non-fiction to produce something great. Let's forget about fiction and non-fiction for a second and concentrate on the important bit: the story!
Let's get back to reality. Get in touch with Shelley by clicking on the links below:
If it is forced, they will quickly lose interest, if they care, they will sing, they will dance, they will write, they will compose forever! Marijana teaches her children to dance in a way that separates her from many of the teachers who taught her as a child. Listen to her story, her music and her dancing flow in episode 4 of Series 2 of the Storytelling with Puck Podcast.
Compose yourself and get in touch with the multi-talented Marijana Ajster by clicking on the links below:
Where does creativity come from? How do we come up with ideas? What background do we need to get into a creative role? Is there a stock answer to any of those questions? Florentina Martin comes at all of this from a different angle to many. It’s clear that getting stuck on a packed train was at least part of Florentina’s inspiration for her original story and her father was a big influence for the rest. When you’re ready, press play and listen to creativity flow as Florentina shares her magical tales.
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Then we'll begin. Catherine Williams works with the finer details of your self-publishing world, through the Biz Book Foundry and Chapter One Book Production, your book can go from an idea to a fully formed masterpiece. It's the fictional stories and the masterful descriptions from some of Catherine's favourite books that inspire her work. We get to look a little closer at her story and the stories she loves in episode 2 of Series 2 of the Storytelling with Puck Podcast. Listen today.
Want support with your next book? Make sure you find Catherine using the links below:
How many near death experiences have you had? That's probably not a question you get asked often but it's worth posing because it's unlikely to be as many as Shona Hirons. Listen to the 1st episode of the new series to find out what happened at Shona's birth, on a family holiday, on a motorbike and more. See how she dealt with everything and how the people around her dealt with both physical and mental health challenges too. Shona has learned a lot from all of these experiences and is now supports others to keep on top of their wellbeing.
Shona's new book will be released soon so keep an eye out for it and connect with Shona. Her details are below:
Please be aware that this episode touches on the topics of mental health and suicide. Before you listen, make sure you are in the right state of mind. If you need support, please get in touch with the Samaritans, MIND UK or somebody you trust.
Samaritans Website. Call 116 123 for free if you are in the UK.
One final story for Series 1. This one is the story of stories. From childhood memories to dreams, to worlds that are not as they seem, this episode highlights the power of connecting through stories. We're saying farewell but we'll be back soon with Series 2.
Open, honest, ready to assess problems and find solutions, that’s what it’s all about for this week’s guest, Nicola Richardson because in her words: “you don’t want flannel”. Her business and leadership lessons have come throughout her life but they all started in her childhood working in a café.
Need leadership support? Looking to make changes to your team? Find Nicola using the links below:
You know that feeling? The one where you're doing something, over and over again but it just doesn't feel quite right. Everyone else is doing it so why not follow them? Yet, you're suffocating, trapped, unable to be you. Well, you might be feeling squashed and this episode's guest, Trisha Lewis knows all about that.
There's a lot more to uncover in Trisha's wonderfully entertaining and informative book:
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Still want more podcasts? Listen to Trisha's amazing Make it Real podcast. We'll start with a familiar voice:
A life of theorising, a life of learning, a life of understanding. Is this science or stories? Well, maybe they're more similar than we think. Yet, when we hear about somebody studying micro-biology and bio-medical science at university, we might not expect that to precede a career in writing. Absorb yourself in the wonder of Garima Nabh's story.
Want to find out more about Garima? Of course you do. Click on the links below:
What can one small gesture do to change a moment, to change a life? No matter the intention, a small gesture can make a huge difference. That can be positive and it can also be negative, often, we won't know until it's happened. Ria Moolgie brings us into the world of 3 young children and one small gesture that almost changed everything.
If you'd like a photo restored, a collage created or just a chat with this marvellous human, get in touch with Ria using the links below:
It may not have been because of Madonna but it was at that moment when everything changed for Rosalyn Palmer. A rollercoaster life, full of tragedy, lessons learned and joy, Rosalyn can really speak through experience. If we had 10 hours for this one, it wouldn't be enough but we're grateful to Rosalyn Palmer for giving up an hour of her time to delve into some of the most pivotal moments in her life.
An expert in marketing and PR but now working as a therapist, Rosalyn has a lot to offer and you can connect using the information below:
"You cannot come in here. you cannot do what you wish to do. You cannot be who you wish to be. You are not worthy." Words to keep you down. Sound familiar? Let the sound of SJ Woods' drum keep you going as she brings you into a world of music, stories, therapy, nature and reflection. It'll be worth it.
Now's the time to get the support you deserve from SJ Woods and you can find her details below:
Nick doesn't follow the traditional paths and neither do his dreams. Fantasy swoops in to remind him of the realities of life. Nick's linguistic prowess, acting acclaim and public speaking excellence are only a part of who he is. We find out a little more in episode 13 of the Storytelling with Puck podcast.
Technique is everything, learn how to speak well with Nick by clicking on the links below:
One more coffee, one more sleepless night, one more great line from the spectacular Carol Miltersteiner.
A drama broken down into 3 acts, a story told, a world discovered. Carol compels you to listen, we were compelled to ask for more and now is the time to be compelled by episode 12 of the Storytelling with Puck podcast.
To discover more about Carol to buy her book or to connect with her, click through using the links below:
Throughout this podcast, we have talked about burnout and other mental health challenges. If you are struggling in any way, please seek support from your GP or a reputable charity. Below are some links to help you do that:
Karen met her daughter in the bar to have a proper catch up but this meeting ended up taking a different turn. This story is just the start of our challenging but important conversation with the multi-talented Viv Parry. Find out about mentoring, storytelling in business and the world of a business owner, dedicated mother and all-round, wonderful person.
For mentoring, executive level support and more, get in touch with Viv using the links below:
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