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Hi you, and welcome to my podcast! I'm a Rapid Transformational Hypnotherapist, Past Life Regression Therapist, Grief Counselor, NDEer, and deeply curious person about things like consciousness, life, death, the great Mystery, love, and beets. I enjoy having interesting conversations with amazing people about things that matter and improve our lives, so I just thought I'd share some here. If you have any suggestions for guests, content, or anything else in support of my work, I want to hear ...
 
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I was thrilled to be able to talk my friend, Brendan Murphy of the wonderful THE4OFUS into starting his own podcast and helping him along the way. Music fans will love this.. Brendan chats with Nashville Hall of Fame songwriter and good friend, Sharon Vaughn. She has been writing international hits since the early 1970's for artists as diverse Will…
 
I caught up recently with the fantastic, deep thinking singer songwriter Mark Geary who is the middle of writing a new album and a big medical procedure on his hand to enable him to resume his playing. One of 10 kids, the son of a brick layer in Dublin, he has enjoyed huge success, boasts a brilliant catalog and has had a fascinating career which s…
 
Chris Johns, Financial and Economic Consultant and Irish Times Economic columnist talks about his extensive career working "with money" and the huge changes he witnessed through the decades working with the Treasury Department, various financial roles in the City of London, senior roles with Bank of Ireland, AIB, State Street and more. We discuss t…
 
I chat with our social media "gurus", Alma Brosnan and Michelle Harrison (on her podcast debut!) about some of the latest changes and trends including: - Instagram trying to "reel" in TikTok with new functionality - Shopping being introduced to Facebook and Instagram "live" - Twitter trying desperately to curb the rising anger with some functionali…
 
On this episode I am joined by two leading economists, Chris Johns and Jim Power to discuss Chris's latest thought provoking article for the Irish Times "The Triple Whammy of Covid, Brexit and the U.S. Election". We discuss the status of Ireland and the UK, the shifting economic climate, the erosion of confidence in the last month, the long term da…
 
"WTF America" is my attempt to get some natives to help explain to me some of the madness that we see but just don't fully understand. Marketing and podcast legend Christopher Lochhead and songwriting goddess Sharon Vaughn explain to me how it really is over there. It turns out that politics in the United States is more tribal than following your f…
 
A secondary school teacher and a professor in UCC turned the attention of this hurling fanatic from Ballyhea in North Cork towards a career in the arts. I chat with Executive Director of the Everyman Theatre, Sean Kelly about his life and career that included roles in Cork Opera House, Cork Film Festival and his current role, which he took in 2014.…
 
I could never imagine asking a black person "if they ever wished they weren't black", but on this very open and honest podcast I asked this question and much more. Omar Bakari from Somalia, who finally emerged from Direct Provision in Ireland with his wife and two children after 9 years and Nadine Hughes Campbell from Montreal who has just had a ba…
 
Success Mentor and RTT Hypnotherapist, founder of Just Pause Pauline Rohdich is about to embark on the huge task of writing a book in 26 days with the guidance of 'The Author Marathon', Paggy McColl. The book called "There is another way" will be based on Pauline's life and a special moment of realisation when she was just six years of age as she k…
 
"The devil is in the detail" when it comes to insurance says Richard O'Dwyer and Paddy Mettler, Managing Director and Head of Sales and Distribution at Hiscox Ireland respectively. Are we paying for things we don't need and not paying for things we do need and how do we make sure we get this right? The role of the broker, is the insurance company a…
 
In part two of this two part episode, Brendan Murphy of THE 4 OF US talks about the first gigs, riding the wave of success and realising quickly that you are better off driving the bus rather than being a passenger on the bus and doing all of this at a time when the music industry was experiencing huge change. We also talk about perfect moments and…
 
"I want to be like him" were the thoughts of the young Brendan Murphy when he first saw Elvis Presley on TV. In part one of a two part podcast we chat about the early days, loving the experience of singing "I can fly when I sing", seven years in college, taking his 15 year old brother busking in France which raised enough money for a four track rec…
 
Kathleen O'Meara, the only triplet I have ever met was brought up to believe that "there were no limits to what you can do" by a mother who had to quit work as a teacher when she married and the nuns who taught her in Roscrea. Kathleen became a journalist with RTE, took a job in politics and then joined the Labour Party, ran for the Dail unsuccessf…
 
Four months on from our conversation at the beginning of lockdown, I have a follow up chat with Dr. Gerard Waldron, Assistant Director of Public Health in Northern Ireland to see what has changed, what have we learnt, is this what he expected and what is needed to get control of Covid-19. We also chat about the danger of fear mongering, mandatory m…
 
Susan HayesCulleton, "The Positive Economist" of the Hayes Culleton Group comes from a small country town in County Cork and as we've heard before on this podcast, that can have it's opportunities for women. With Susan it is all about seizing those opportunities when they come along - a travel agent for teddies, school, debating, UCG, sticking your…
 
When your first job is clearing glasses at the age of 10 in the family pub in Cobh, it's not hard to see how hospitality could be in your blood. Aaron Mansworth, MD of Trigon Hotels chats about his international hospitality career that has taken many twists and turns including a long spell in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York and looking after …
 
Elizabeth Cope's energy and drive at the age of 68 is infectious and inspiring. The very lovely, straight talking, renowned Irish artist chats about her colourful (literally!) life that had her painting since she was just nine years of age when she was "seduced by the smell of paint". From the early days of drawing nuns in bikinis her work is often…
 
From his days growing up in the northside of Cork city playing with St Vincents, John Goulding the CEO and co-founder of Workvivo, thrives at being the underdog, taking on the big guns and winning! John chats about summers painting with his dad, working as a shoe salesman, studying at UCC and then successful, long serving roles with EMC and CoreHR …
 
The wonderful architect, environmentalist and TV personality, Duncan Stewart has dedicated his life to protecting the environment. Full of passion and never one to sit back and watch damage to our environment, Duncan has always taken a lead - he protests, he produces TV shows such as ECO-EYE, Our House and About The House. In this fascinating, live…
 
This episode is a gem for any startups out there.. We have a big chat with Eamon Curtin, Programme Director, Michelle Dorgan, Programme Manager and four of the participants of the 2020 UCC IGNITE Business Incubation Programme for startups. We discuss "ugly babies", the process as ideas become businesses, the changes of direction, the benefits and l…
 
Gina Murphy's passion for the hospitality industry and for her customers is infectious. Here she chats about the trauma of the sudden shutdown of her wonderful and very well known restaurant, Hugo's, on Merrion Row in Dublin and the very careful preparation for the re-opening. We also discover where the passion for this life comes from and we learn…
 
In this episode Greg chats with the very lovely and passionate Corkonian, Paula Cogan who is the President of Cork Chamber in it's 200th year and is Head of Sales of The Doyle Collection. Paula chats about her role in Chamber, her love of Cork, that place that "pleasantly surprises" people and her busy role within the hospitality industry. She desc…
 
In this fascinating chat with Robert Bourke, Partner in Charge of Solicitors firm, HOMS Assist we discuss the subtle differences between practising law in Dublin, Limerick and Cork where they have offices and the many legal issues that are and will arise from the Covid19 crisis. These include issues regarding family law, nursing homes, health care …
 
In the middle of the Covid19 lockdown I had a big chat with the 11 year old rapper, Darren Stewart aka MC Tiny from Knocknaheeney in Cork. He spoke about the magical moment he first entered The Kabin run by Gary, GMC Beats, the latest hit track from the Kabin Crew that he featured on, "Ya Boy", appearing in The Young Offenders and Christy and makin…
 
Ian Hannon, MD of Activate Training gets up at 4am to do the "breakfast run" with Dublin Simon, bringing hot drinks and snacks to the homeless in the city as they are waking. Saying "hello" is one of the greatest things you can do to a homeless person he says in this fascinating chat where he shares his own story and how he got involved. He also sh…
 
In this episode, Greg and Alma Brosnan from the Fuzion Communications digital team discuss the very unique and diverse role of social media during this crazy COVID19 crisis. From the early naming and shaming of pubs by the public, the outcry about Cheltenham, packed beaches and parks, to the social media "stars" of official Ireland including Head o…
 
In this fascinating episode we chat with Crisis Communications specialists from across Europe (CCNE) to discuss how each country is managing as each navigates the very challenging job of easing the COVID19 restrictions and safely returning to "normal". We learn that the easing of restrictions is more difficult than a lockdown when it comes to commu…
 
We chat with Joe McNamee, passionate food writer and food critic with the Irish Examiner and other publications as well as being the "ringmaster" of the Grub Circus event. He tells us about the new, free to use, 32 County Irish app, "Eat for Ireland" that he has developed to connect Irish consumers with Irish food producers and restaurants, in part…
 
In this episode the sometimes teacher and always singer/songwriter, Jack O'Rourke, joins me for some big conversations about his life, the big influences, playing piano since the age of just four and new songs during the Covid lockdown. We chat about the huge influence of his folks and their attitude to life and the big moments in his career includ…
 
Making your way in the music business can't be easy and on this podcast the very lovely Liverpool born 23 year old, Sophie Morgan shares her story. Her tour has just been cancelled midway during the COVID crisis, so I was delighted that she took the time to chat about her love of the Waterboys, her early influences, the challanges of being a young …
 
Sean O'Sullivan, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office South Cork discusses the full range of business supports that are available, including the new supports introduced because of the COVID-19 crisis. We discuss the Business Continuity Voucher, the upgraded Trading Online Voucher, the Microfinance Ireland loans, eligibility critera for each,…
 
Phil Crosby Jr. the grandson of Bing Crosby chats about his life, his very famous family and the chaotic "stories" that follow that name. He chats about his with life with his mum Peggy, living with Dean Martin, his stepdad, Jack Klugman, star of the Odd Couple and Quincy M.E., growing up in LA and then living a life on the fringes, away from every…
 
In this episode we chat with Kieran McGeary, CEO of Cork's 96FM and C103 about the critical role of trusted media during a crisis, including the close relationship with government with COVID-19. We chat about the challenge of getting the message right to the general public, achieving the right balance between dark news and other lighter content. We…
 
Near heart failure due to the extreme pressure of work just three years ago forced one of Ireland's most influential fashion editors, Constance Harris, to make the changes in her life that she had really wanted but would never have made. In this podcast we chat about her early life with her high profile, colourful media parents, Eoghan and Anne Har…
 
On this episode we chat with members of the Crisis Communications Network Europe, who share the experience of the COVID-19 crisis in their respective countries. We can see clearly that great communications can save lives and in each member country we get an overview of where the crisis is currently, we examine the performance of government and medi…
 
In this episode we chat with Lucy Hua, an architect with Irish firm, Wilson Architecture who works for them in their China office. Lucy, who lives with her family in Dalian tells us about their very strict "lockdown" restrictions, despite the city having no more than 20 cases of COVID19 and experiencing no deaths from the disease. One person can le…
 
In this episode we chat with one of the leading economists in Ireland, Jim Power who originally grew up on a farm in Waterford. We have a huge conversation about what is needed to preserve the Irish economy during the COVID19 crisis, his view on the government support package and our ability to recover quickly - he is very optimistic. We also talk …
 
In this episode we chat with David Waldron, Director of Cloud Services with Radius Technologies about remote working, in particular when we are forced to due to the COVID-19 virus. We chat about how easy it is to work remotely, the process for employers and employees and we discuss in detail the practical nuts and bolts including the equipment need…
 
In this episode we chat with Dr.Gerry Waldron, Asst. Director of Public Health in Northern Ireland. We chatted about his role in the NHS, when they feared COVID19 would be a "High consequence infectious disease" in the North, the controversial 'Herd Immunity' approach and the impact of this with the somewhat different approach in the South. Should …
 
In part three of this three part podcast Dr. Orla Flynn reflects on her life, her career and the new role as President of GMIT after spending 33 years at CIT. We chat about moving to Lismore from New York at the age of 11, adapting to life in Ireland, witnessing cruelty in the classroom, experiencing the joy of team sports and then leading teams th…
 
In part two of this three part podcast Dr. Orla Flynn, the new President of GMIT (Galway Meath Institute of Technology) reflects on her 33 successful years at CIT. In this episode we captured a huge (sometimes heated!) and very passionate conversation about Gender Equality, the role of ratios and how the 'Me Too' movement adds an extra challenge to…
 
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