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We chat to amazing guests about their personal relationship with The Beatles, and discover how their lives and work have been influenced by the greatest band of them all. Guests include Adam Buxton, Jon Ronson, Mae Martin, Elis James, Josh Widdicombe, John Robins, Matthew E White, Kevin Eldon, Shaparak Khorsandi, Nish Kumar, Field Music and many more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Join us on the Change Work Life podcast and let’s beat those Sunday evening blues! If the prospect of yet another five days at work gives you a sinking feeling on a Sunday evening, the Change Work Life podcast is for you. Through interviews with ordinary people who have taken action to change the path of their career, and the career coaches who helped them, host Jeremy Cline explores the changes you can make to enjoy a better working life, whether these changes are small alterations to day-t ...
 
GENERAL SHOW DETAILS Mind Reader University is the show dedicated to helping you improve your life through sharing conversations with the world's biggest thinkers. Hosted by professional mentalist and author Jonathan Pritchard. Like what you hear? Would you consider telling the world about it by leaving us an honest review on Apple or Google Podcasts? It takes less than a minute, and it really makes a difference in helping us connect with high quality guests. For show notes and other episode ...
 
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A lighter look at the serious business of healthcare with Dr Mike Smith, John Bennett and Julian Patterson. Regular features include the Virtue Signal of the Week and a shot in the arm from one-man vaccine Dr Pete Turton. Plus a long queue of fabulous guests with interesting things to say
 
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#122 - Success coach and corporate wellbeing trainer Melanie Pritchard explains how to look after your mental health at work, the warning signs to look out for, and how you can ask for help. What you'll learn [1:54] How Melanie helps people who aren't happy in their jobs. [2:39] Why Melanie moved from working in law to starting her own coaching fir…
 
#121 - Coach and brand strategist Carol Parker Walsh explains how to overcome the fears of loss which may be preventing you from changing career and recognise the transferable skills you can take into any future role. What you'll learn [01:28] Carol talks about the Paralympians that she has coached. [03:43] How brand strategy directly links to unde…
 
#120 - Charlotte Crabtree of Reflex Coaching discusses how to deal with feelings of self-doubt and imposter syndrome and how to stop being a people-pleaser. What you'll learn [01:25] Charlotte explains how horses are involved in the type of coaching she provides. [03:57] Charlotte discusses her background and what led her to start coaching. [05:45]…
 
It's the YOPB Christmas Special! Jack & Robin are joined by some friends of the podcast to chat about Get Back as we bid farewell to series 2. Guests popping in include James Acaster, Christine Feldman-Barrett, John Bradley, Sam Carter, Matthew Crosby, Elis James, Geoff Lloyd, Josie Long, Pictish Trail, John Robins, Jon Ronson, Matthew E White and …
 
#118 - Manager, facilitator and coach Philippa Kindon explores the benefits of having an internal workplace coaching programme and how you can introduce one into your organisation. What you'll learn [1:48] Who Mayden are and the type of business development Philippa does for them. [3:46] How successful Mayden’s internal coaching programme has been.…
 
It's another Xmas bonus podcast! Before we wrap up the show with our festive Get Back special, here's our trip to Abbey Road from August. On an unforgettable summer's evening, Jack, Robin and friend of the show, Elis James, fulfil a life-long dream of stepping over the zebra crossing and through the famous doors of Abbey Road studios. In this speci…
 
#118 - Chartered psychologist Lucinda Carney explains how workplace appraisals can be improved and what you can do to make that happen. What you'll learn [1:50] What Actus is, who they help and how they encourage people to have regular conversations. [4:22] The challenges involved with developing a software product and starting a business. [8:17] W…
 
As a little festive treat, here is our bonus episode from earlier this year. Johnny White Really-Really returns to the podcast as we challenge each other to cover some Beatles songs! Listen to us pick each other's songs, discuss the process of recording and producing them, and then hear the results in full! Many thanks to James Whiting for mixing a…
 
#117 - Executive coach and meetings expert Mamie Kanfer Stewart explains how to make workplace meetings more productive, effective, and enjoyable. What you'll learn [1:44] How Mamie identified the problems with meetings and how to fix them. [3:34] The value of working in multiple different businesses before focusing on one company. [5:31] The most …
 
Broadcaster Shaun Keaveny joins Jack and Robin this week to chat about his love of the Beatles. Shaun chats to Jack and Robin about his experiences with the band growing up, interviewing Paul and Ringo for Eight Days a Week, and we take a deep dive into the Super Deluxe re-release of Let It Be. Jack and Robin also offer some more thoughts on The Be…
 
#116 - “America’s Career Coach” Ken Coleman discusses how to make the most out of a promotion and what to do when taking on a leadership role for the first time. What you'll learn [1:52] How Ken helps people discover what they’re born to do and make that a reality. [3:24] The wake-up call that made Ken realise he had to work out what he really want…
 
Comedian and podcaster Adam Buxton joins us to share his Personal Beatles. In this suitably rambling chat, Jack and Robin talk to Adam about everything from the Stars on 45 Beatles medley, the 2000 TV movie Two of US, recording his version of How Do You Sleep, and of course, interviewing Sir Paul on his podcast. You can also hear some unheard audio…
 
#115 - Career coach Lindsay Gordon explains how to find a job that’s a good fit for you and how you can use the interview process to assess if a potential employer’s values align with your own. What you'll learn [1:48] The common challenges analytically-minded people face when changing their careers. [2:58] How Lindsay became a qualified coach and …
 
Jack and Robin are back with the first of our post-series extra podcasts. This week, Belfast-based author Wendy Erskine joins us to share her personal Beatles, as well as discussing her recent interview with Paul McCartney: The Lyrics editor, poet Paul Muldoon, and her own short stories including 2018's Sweet Home. We also have an extended intro in…
 
#114 - BitLift founder and cryptocurrency expert Gerbz describes what went wrong when he sold his business and started to work in corporate, how he switched things up and how diving down the cryptocurrency rabbit hole has enabled him to take control of his destiny. What you'll learn [01:40] Gerbz explains the premise of BitLift and what the goal is…
 
#113 - The lines between work and home life have become blurred during the pandemic as more people work from home, sometimes whilst simultaneously looking after children. Against that backdrop, it’s no wonder people are feeling burnt out. In this interview, Destiny Spurrell of Soul Spark explains the phases of burnout and provides effective methods…
 
#112 - How future-proof is your job? What effect will the rise in automation have on your industry? How will the gig economy and globalisation affect your chosen career? Researcher and writer Tristram Hooley shares how you can anticipate changes in the labour market and stay employable for the future. What you'll learn [4:23] How career opportuniti…
 
#111 - Jack Broadley of Pelorus Consulting explains the benefits of organisations improving their employee engagement, how workplaces can better leverage the strengths of their staff, the importance of leaders adopting a coaching approach and the steps you can take to encourage this within your organisation. What you'll learn [1:37] Why Jack starte…
 
Johnny Lynch AKA Pictish Trail joins us this week from the Isle of Eigg to share his Personal Beatles. We chat about his formative Brit Pop years, his first exposure to The Beatles in second hand CD shops in America, and how he set up is record label, Lost Map. Johnny’s critically acclaimed latest album as Pictish Trail, Thumb World, is available n…
 
#110 - Leadership coach Sarah Hosein discusses how organisations can make a new and better workplace post-Covid and how you can approach conversations at work to encourage those changes. What you'll learn [1:58] Who can benefit from a leadership coach and how it can help people in their careers. [3:55] How Sarah pivoted from working in healthcare t…
 
This week, Jack and Robin are joined by Alasdair MacLean of the band The Clientele. We discuss the impact Twist and Shout and Strawberry Fields had on Alasdair, slightly dodgy Beatles compilations including Beatles Ballads and the Rock n Roll Music albums of the 70s, the book, Songwriting Secrets of the Beatles, and a whopping controversial Beatles…
 
#109 - Jose Marchena talks about the different types of recruiter, what you can do to maximise your success when working with recruiters and how to cultivate strong relationships. What you'll learn [01:37] Jose explains what he does as an internal recruiter. [02:14] Jose talks about how he became involved in recruitment. [03:14] Jose talks about th…
 
#107 - Erin Gallimore talks about her journey from being an engineer to starting her own coaching and consulting business and shares some advice on the importance of being able to pivot during challenging times. What you'll learn [01:19] Erin introduces herself and explains what she does. [02:56] Erin explains what led her to teach. [05:44] Erin di…
 
#107 - Zack Ballinger explains why the subject of your degree doesn’t determine your career path and shares helpful tips on how to get on a great path throughout university and beyond. What you'll learn [01:45] Zack talks about setting up a career pathway library. [03:14] Zack explains what inspired him to work on the project. [05:09] Examining the…
 
#106 - Leadership coach Valissa Pierrelouis talks about the importance of visibility, how to get noticed, and the power of asking people around you “What are you hearing about me?”. What you'll learn [1:26] How Valissa helps people to reach the next level in their careers. [5:40] How Valissa began her career in financial services and the struggles …
 
#105 - Karthik Ramanan explains how he fixed the disconnect between himself and his job, and how others responded to him changing his career so drastically. What you'll learn [1:42] What Naturopathic Medicine is and how it can help heal chronic diseases. [4:09] How Karthik got his job at Goldman Sachs and the possibilities of making large amounts o…
 
#104 - Koroush Khanegah explains how you can make money trading and why it’s not always as easy as social media makes it out to be. What you'll learn [1:41] The businesses Koroush has and how he helps people enter the cryptocurrency market. [2:38] How Koroush got into trading and started to make a consistent profit from it. [4:32] The difference be…
 
Jeremy Pritchard of the band Everything Everything joins Jack and Robin this week to reveal his personal Beatles and take a deep dive into Paul's bass playing. We chat about what makes a McCartney bass lines special, the influences on Everything Everything's approach to songwriting, and Jeremy offers his 'controversial Beatles opinion'. Everything …
 
#103 - Michael Fritzius of DevOps explains how getting out of his comfort zone enabled him to start his own business and how he balances multiple projects simultaneously. What you'll learn [01:29] Michael introduces Arch DevOps and explains what they do. [03:06] Michael talks about how he got involved in technology. [04:33] Michael explains his car…
 
American academic, Christine Feldman-Barrett joins us this week to discuss her personal Beatles and her new book, A Women's History of the Beatles. Christine is a senior lecturer at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, and chats to Jack and Robin about the how her love of the Beatles and her connections to Hamburg and the epicentre of grun…
 
Folk singer and songwriter Jim Moray pops in this weeks to chat about his personal Beatles. In a fascinating and rambling chat, Jim talks about the presence of Beatles songs in the folk cannon, the 'Sgt Pepper of folk', Bright Phoebus by The Watersons, and we take a deepish dive into the Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello demos from the 1980s. See a…
 
#102 - Dionne Williams of Get Set Go discusses how you can manage your emotions by differentiating feelings and thoughts and explains how you can put this into practice in all aspects of your life. What you'll learn [01:24] Dionne describes her ideal client. [02:37] Dionne talks about her professional background and what led her to work in the bank…
 
#101 - Elinor Moshe explains what it means to be a thought-leader, how you can become one and what a career as a thought-leader looks like. What you'll learn [01:32] Elinor explains what The Construction Coach is. [02:57] Elinor walks through how she became involved in the construction industry. [04:12] Identifying the need for a coach within the c…
 
Music journalist and author Laura Barton joins Jack & Robin to discuss growing up in the Beatles heartland of North West England. In a very sprawling chat, we cover everything from the intensity of being a music fan 17, the joy of sad songs, the ever-changing relationship with Beatles albums, and her experiences interviewing some musical heroes inc…
 
Comedian, broadcaster and 1/3 of the fantastic sketch group, Pappy's, Matthew Crosby joins us this week to talk in depth about Yellow Submarine, Beatles for Sale, and Richard Curtis's Yesterday, amongst many other things. You can also hear Jack make a pig's ear of the introduction to Mr Moonlight. Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy a…
 
#100 - Jeremy Cline of the Change Work Life podcast talks to guest interviewer Brendan Schneider about the lessons he has learnt from 100 episodes of the show, his reasons for starting the podcast and his future plans. What you'll learn [01:57] Jeremy explains what led him to want to start a podcast. [06:45] Jeremy talks through how he started the …
 
In the last Placemat of the season, the boys join Simon Stevens and the Financial Times for a good lunch in one of London’s grittiest districts before celebrating all that’s bravest and best about NHS chief executives. Thank you for all you do, you modest people. And thank you for letting the HSJ write about it so that we all know how unassuming yo…
 
#099 - During the Covid pandemic, Jeff Seckendorf has focused on making a positive impact on those that need it most. He explains how he spotted an opportunity to create the community Parkinson’s sufferers so badly needed during the pandemic. What you'll learn [1:33] The benefits of working as a freelancer instead of as an employee. [2:53] How Jeff…
 
On the show this week is the fantastic comedian and host of The Mash Report, Nish Kumar. Nish reveals his love of the Beatles Anthology, notably the gigantic silver book, and how his love for the Beatles and the music of the 60s shaped his musical taste, with lots of chat about Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan. Amongst many other things, we discuss Georg…
 
#098 - Bunny Young has been a stuntwoman, a social worker, and a businesswoman. She tells us how she has let her career flow and evolve as her passions have changed. What you'll learn [1:17] Who Bunny’s typical client is. [2:08] How people identify that they need support to fulfill their purpose. [3:48] How people find Bunny and the service she off…
 
Felicity Ward, the fantastic Australian comedian and actor joins Jack & Robin this week to discuss her Personal Beatles. In this fantastically wandering chat, topics up for discussion include Felicity loves of The White Album and Abbey Road, formative musical loves including Urge Overkill, British Big Beat acts of the 90s, and Wilco. We also lean s…
 
#097 - Kerry Parkin explains how, having been made unexpectedly redundant as a result of the Covid pandemic, she took the opportunity she’d been waiting for to start her own business. What you'll learn [1:12] What a communication agency does. [2:36] What led Kerry to this career. [4:02] What Kerry enjoys most about her job and what her main drivers…
 
Award winning broadcast, podcaster and Beatles superfan Geoff Lloyd joins Jack and Robin this week to share his personal Beatles. There's fantastic chats about Beatle fandom, what it's like interviewing Paul, and what made The Beatles the GOAT. Check out Geoff's podcast, Beatle Juice wherever you get your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
 
#096 - Stephanie Geyer had worked in higher education all her career when she was unexpectedly made redundant and left unsure what to do next. Instead of seeing this as a setback she saw it as an opportunity and started her own consultancy firm helping colleges and universities with their strategic marketing and branding. What you'll learn [1:14] T…
 
This week's guests is the fantastic comedian and writer, Shappi Khorsandi. Jack & Robin chat to Shappi over a glass of wine about her introduction to The Beatles, which includes a Beatles-themes school play about an Ealing shopping centre, and the Fab Four's place in our shared cultural identity. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inform…
 
#095 - Chris Bryant’s well-paid finance job was having a seriously detrimental effect on his mental health. He explains how the Covid pandemic made him reassess his career and gave him the confidence to start his own pizza business. What you'll learn [1:40] What ‘Lost Nomads Pizza’ is and their business model during the pandemic. [3:36] Chris’s bac…
 
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