A Conversation with My Brother

In this special episode, , my brother, Sean, reflects on his favourite episodes for season 3 and beyond. Please feel free to get in touch to share your favourite episode.  Enjoy!

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Storytelling via Photography

My guest this week is Chris Bovell a professional photographer based in South London. He rose to notoriety in 2020, where he was featured on Sky Arts as the best beauty portrait 2020 out of 200,000 national entries. His image features in the Rankin 2020 series.  He shares his story about his journey as a photographer.  Enjoy!

Links: 
www.blaqpix.com
www.instagram.com/blaqpix2016
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Tracing Family History

My guest this week is Paul Crooks who pioneered research into African Caribbean genealogy during the 1990s.  He traced his family history from London, back 6 generations, to ancestors captured of the West African coast and enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica.

Paul gained national recognition for his work when his acclaimed historical novel Ancestors  was published in 2002. He appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? (Moira Stuart) as the expert in African Caribbean genealogy. His second book A Tree Without Roots is the seminal guide to tracing African, British and Asian Caribbean ancestry.  Listen to find out more!

Links: https://paulcrooks.info

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A Time for Everything

This weeks guest is Peter Leveson, the minister of South Norwood Baptist Church, in South London, where he has served for the last 11 years.  Prior to that he worked with Baptist Churches all over London, as part of the London Baptist Association team. He is a musician,  and creative thinker, who thrives in helping people and churches grow in faith.    In this episode we reflect on the fact that there is a time and season for every situation.

Links: https://www.southnorwoodbaptist.org

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Speaking of Culture – A Conversation (Part 2)

This episode is part 2 of a conversation with special guests, Claudette Douglas, Harish Jani and Dele Ogun.

Links

https://debbiewilliamspodcast.com/episode/haris-story/
https://debbiewilliamspodcast.com/episode/a-poetic-memoir/
https://debbiewilliamspodcast.com/episode/a-slave-ship-called-jesus/

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Speaking of Culture – A Conversation (Part 1)

Understanding different cultures allows you to be more open, accepting, and tolerant of other people and having a healthy conversation can reveal commonality as well as valuable differences.  Diverse cultural perspectives can inspire creativity and drive innovation and make this world a better place. In a special two-part episode, three former guests and authors have come together to share and discuss their cultural history, perspectives and experiences, Claudette Douglas, Harish Jani and Dele Ogun.

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Unlocking Creativity

This weeks guest is David Adams, a Business Poet. He has developed 'Unlocking Creativity & Building Trust', interactive workshops. These use the power of poetry to develop personal and mutual vulnerability within teams, enabling senior executives and others to improve their overall communication skills, relationships and solve the unsolvable. The results have been remarkable not only in unlocking creativity and driving innovation but leading to increased productivity and profit.  Listen to find out more.  Enjoy!

Links:

www.unlockingcreativity.com

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For The Lag of God

This weeks guest is Wayne Sapsed, who is bravely challenging the status quo by starting his own music streaming business showcasing amazing, talented and creative Independent musicians from all genres around the world. Wayne discusses his journey including the mental turmoil that led to the start of For the Lag of God.  Please listen to find out more.  Enjoy!

Links:

https://forthelagofgod.com

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Leadership

This weeks guest is Florian Bay, a person who transitioned from a successful career in the energy industry to the world of public speaking and leadership.  He joined Toastmasters International in 2013 and went on to lead the Southern UK District which represents 180 clubs and 5,000 members, to achieve the prestigious recognition of Distinguished District and 2nd in the world despite challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.  As leaders from across the political and corporate world review the past year effects of the pandemic and climate change, it’s clear that leadership in today's world requires strong leadership values to make positive changes such as changing our habits to better sustain the earth on which we live.  

Links:

https://www.speaktolead.co.uk

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