Introducing Clarissa Felix

This weeks guest is singer and songwriter, Clarissa Felix. She recently performed at Penge Day 2021 and continues to perform for both private and public events.  With her own unique sound, she talks about her musical journey to date and shares with us her latest song, I'm a Fool.  Enjoy!

Links:
www.clarissafelix.com 

(I'm A Fool); Written by (Clarissa Felix); Performed by (Clarissa Felix); Courtesy of (Clarissa Felix for this podcast episode).

Video performances:
Jon Secada-Just Another Day
https://youtu.be/F5MQntJSCe8

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A Slave Ship Called Jesus

Marcus Garvey once said that “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

This weeks guest is Dele Ogun, a  publisher, and an author of several works of history including a history of Nigeria with an earlier book entitled A Fatherless People.  In this episode we discuss his latest book, A Slave Ship Called Jesus.  Enjoy!

Links:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Slave-Ship-Called-Jesus/dp/0956768296

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Reflections of The Year

Self-reflection is a process where we grow our understanding of who we are, understand our values and make sense of our thoughts and feelings.  It doesn’t have to be done on special occasions such as birthdays or seeing in the new year, but something that we can do all the time.  It allows us to learn about ourselves and accept who we are, inspiring us to live our lives with intention.  This week, I invite three friends, Amaya Alonso, Rudee Birtee and Trudy Kuhn to reflect on the past year.  Enjoy!

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Success Awaits Those Who Dare

This weeks guest is Wole Ososami, a practicing pharmacist, entrepreneur and author.  He is passionate about bringing the best out of others.  He inspires confidence and motivates action in people.  He believes that there is a leader in everyone.  It's really up to you as an individual to become the leading influence in your life.  Do you dare to be successful?  Listen to find out more!

Links:

https://woleososami.com

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Living with a Stammer

A stammer is a disorder of speech. There are stoppages and disruptions which interrupt the smooth flow and timing of the speech. These stoppages may take the form of repetitions of sounds, syllables or words.   This weeks guest, Brian Skelton, shares his story of how he developed a stammer as a young boy and how this followed him though to adulthood.  His experience includes being bullied and two suicide attempts.  He sought help as an adult and a three day therapy course with the charity Starfish Project  changed his life.  He is an inspiration and an accomplished public speaker.

https://www.starfishproject.co.uk

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk

https://www.samaritans.org
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A Maze of Decisions

Some decisions can be life-changing, however dealing with decisions can often feel like a maze particularly if you are trying something completely different to your norm.  Today's guest is Ilaria Vilkelis,  a maverick coach who draws from her multi-faceted background, her extended training and business experience to help people navigating major transitions.   Here she offers valuable advice to all who face big decisions in their lives.

Links: www.ilariavilkelis.com

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A Podcast Milestone (1st Anniversary Episode)

This podcast is now officially celebrating its one year anniversary plus this is the 50th episode! To help celebrate, I welcome a guest and avid fan of the podcast to turn the tables and interview me.  Bonita Nakinwero works in Asset Management and Investment Banking.  She is determined to put me through my paces! This episode also includes messages from other listeners of the podcast, so a big thank you to Claudine Hastick, Harish Jani, Christopher Bovell, Andrea Theodosiou, Bernard Akinyamoju,  Neil Hudd, Malcolm Johnson, Suzy Birdi, Guler Cortis and Bob Donovan.    Please listen to help celebrate this podcast milestone.  Enjoy!

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The Virtues of Courage

The best way to conquer your fears is head on.   However, sometimes we need a little encouragement along the way.  This episode features Dan Magill, a communications consultant and copywriter who works with some of the best known businesses in the uk.  In his spare time he is a stand up comedian, speaker and speaking coach.  He shares a valuable lesson on why having the  courage to overcome fears can be life changing.  Have a listen to find out more. Enjoy!

Links: http://linkedin.com/in/danmagill

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A Poetic Memoir

This episode features guest, Claudette Douglas,  a Pastor, Poet, Performer and ordained inter-denominational Minister. She is a Spiritual Warrior and Cultural Activist with a long history of campaigning for causes of social equality, racial justice, community cohesion and greater spiritual Interaction between all people and cultures.  She also has a theatrical background and she has written many plays including the award winning play 1888.  Claudette shares  her story of her recently published book, Black,  Blessed and British, a personal poetic memoir of her life’s journey.

Links: https://www.spiritfirst.online

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The Reading Miracle

Reading can open your mind to the world allowing you to learn about life and people and it allows you to keep your brain and memory sharp too.  This episode welcomes two guests who share their story of a life transforming reading method, Craig Collins, CEO of The Universal Reading Method, and Dr Barry Schwartz who earned a PhD  from New York University in Experimental Psychology (Neuroscience)..  Together they discuss how this method allows those challenged with reading to overcome those challenges in two and a half hours.  Please listen to find out more.  Enjoy!

Links: https://universalreadingmethod.com/?ref=299

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